Therapists in Haverford, PA

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Main Line Counseling & Wellness Center, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041
Welcome! We are an experienced group of licensed, masters-level clinicians and holistic providers who work to help you through difficult times and make positive, long-lasting changes in your life. We offer a caring, safe, and comfortable environment complete with a range of wellness services (counseling, acupuncture, chiropractic care, nutrition, therapeutic massage, yoga) and we pride ourselves on providing respectful, client-centered treatment using the latest in evidenced-based and integrative care. Please visit us at http://www.mlcwellness.com for our profiles and complete the "request an appointment" form to schedule!
Welcome! We are an experienced group of licensed, masters-level clinicians and holistic providers who work to help you through difficult times and make positive, long-lasting changes in your life. We offer a caring, safe, and comfortable environment complete with a range of wellness services (counseling, acupuncture, chiropractic care, nutrition, therapeutic massage, yoga) and we pride ourselves on providing respectful, client-centered treatment using the latest in evidenced-based and integrative care. Please visit us at http://www.mlcwellness.com for our profiles and complete the "request an appointment" form to schedule!
(610) 365-1775 View (610) 365-1775
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Carole R Bogdanoff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Are you frequently feeling nervous or experiencing worrisome repetitive thoughts? Are you having difficulty communicating with your loved ones because anger, frustration and shared emotional overload impede the interaction before anything is accomplished? Do you feel misunderstood? I am a clinical psychologist with many years of experience as an individual, couples and family therapist treating anxiety, depression, and communication issues. The focus of treatment is determined by the mutual agreement of the client and the therapist. I firmly believe that the emotional safety provided by the psychologist is essential.
Are you frequently feeling nervous or experiencing worrisome repetitive thoughts? Are you having difficulty communicating with your loved ones because anger, frustration and shared emotional overload impede the interaction before anything is accomplished? Do you feel misunderstood? I am a clinical psychologist with many years of experience as an individual, couples and family therapist treating anxiety, depression, and communication issues. The focus of treatment is determined by the mutual agreement of the client and the therapist. I firmly believe that the emotional safety provided by the psychologist is essential.
(610) 915-8190 View (610) 915-8190
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Lisa Resnick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdM, LPC, CHHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041  (Online Only)
I know that change is hard and requires courage, which is why I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and open space to discuss dreams, emotions and goals. I believe that people are resilient and that the work of a therapist is to assist clients in achievement of emotional independence. I help people gain insight into thoughts and feelings, within a supportive relationship, so that they can feel empowered to heal. Through expression, awareness, and accountability individuals connect with themselves, manifest growth and enact change in their lives.
I know that change is hard and requires courage, which is why I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and open space to discuss dreams, emotions and goals. I believe that people are resilient and that the work of a therapist is to assist clients in achievement of emotional independence. I help people gain insight into thoughts and feelings, within a supportive relationship, so that they can feel empowered to heal. Through expression, awareness, and accountability individuals connect with themselves, manifest growth and enact change in their lives.
(610) 440-3284 View (610) 440-3284
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Becca Hahn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with people who are experiencing issues related to identity and self-esteem, grief/loss, life transitions, and anxiety. I am especially enthusiastic about working with individuals in the adoptee and queer communities.
I enjoy working with people who are experiencing issues related to identity and self-esteem, grief/loss, life transitions, and anxiety. I am especially enthusiastic about working with individuals in the adoptee and queer communities.
(484) 696-4246 View (484) 696-4246
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Silk Counseling Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041
We are accepting new clients! SCG is a small group practice, we help our clients live their best life. We are honored to support you in gaining relief from anxiety, depression, loneliness, feeling stuck, and afraid. The journey to wellness is not easy, but worth everything. We are located on the Main Line in Haverford. Our approach is compassionate with a solution-focused and practical approach. Additionally, much of our work with clients includes developing coping strategies to deal with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and separation and divorce.
We are accepting new clients! SCG is a small group practice, we help our clients live their best life. We are honored to support you in gaining relief from anxiety, depression, loneliness, feeling stuck, and afraid. The journey to wellness is not easy, but worth everything. We are located on the Main Line in Haverford. Our approach is compassionate with a solution-focused and practical approach. Additionally, much of our work with clients includes developing coping strategies to deal with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and separation and divorce.
(610) 572-2361 View (610) 572-2361
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Monica Felder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
I am very passionate about working with children and adolescents who are questioning/embracing their gender and/or sexuality. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, ASD, open/nonmonogamous relationships, suicidality, or many other issues, I would love to work with you. I want children and adolescents to feel autonomous and in control of their own therapy. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves and my job is to learn from them, while contributing with my own skillset.
I am very passionate about working with children and adolescents who are questioning/embracing their gender and/or sexuality. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, ASD, open/nonmonogamous relationships, suicidality, or many other issues, I would love to work with you. I want children and adolescents to feel autonomous and in control of their own therapy. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves and my job is to learn from them, while contributing with my own skillset.
(267) 310-0912 View (267) 310-0912
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Amy Ruggiero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, JD
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Are you in a season of your life where you are juggling several roles - mother, wife, professional, etc.? Are you in the midst of or heading toward a transition in roles or phases of life? These times are hard for all of us, but there is a way to make them more bearable. I will work to help you understand who and where you are and how you got there. Together we will discover your innermost strengths and find a way for you to move forward toward your goals and dreams, staying true to yourself and your priorities.
Are you in a season of your life where you are juggling several roles - mother, wife, professional, etc.? Are you in the midst of or heading toward a transition in roles or phases of life? These times are hard for all of us, but there is a way to make them more bearable. I will work to help you understand who and where you are and how you got there. Together we will discover your innermost strengths and find a way for you to move forward toward your goals and dreams, staying true to yourself and your priorities.
(484) 545-4272 View (484) 545-4272
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Suzanne J McHugh, Marriage and Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS Ed , MFT
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Are you struggling with day to day activities? I am here to help. Drawing from my experiences with families, individuals, couples and adolescents while working at a Family and Youth Center, an alternative school for teenagers with mental health issues; I have counseled individuals and families from diverse walks of life. Each client is a unique individual needing their own structured support, coping skills and therapy. I will listen and collaborate a treatment plan most effective for you, depending on the context of your life, as we hurdle one obstacle at a time. It is my passion to share this journey with you.
Are you struggling with day to day activities? I am here to help. Drawing from my experiences with families, individuals, couples and adolescents while working at a Family and Youth Center, an alternative school for teenagers with mental health issues; I have counseled individuals and families from diverse walks of life. Each client is a unique individual needing their own structured support, coping skills and therapy. I will listen and collaborate a treatment plan most effective for you, depending on the context of your life, as we hurdle one obstacle at a time. It is my passion to share this journey with you.
(484) 430-3050 View (484) 430-3050
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Lane Kelemen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Not accepting new clients
Over the past 20+ years I've worked together with clients as they develop new ways to live with the challenges they face. It's been a privilege to do so. Anxiety, sadness, lonliness, lowered self-esteem, and difficulties in relationships all can interfere with the lives we hope to live. I work to understand the way these difficulties have developed and how these function in daily life. Then, together with the client, I use symptom focused and short-term treatments to address the difficulties within the larger context of their meaning in each client's life.
Over the past 20+ years I've worked together with clients as they develop new ways to live with the challenges they face. It's been a privilege to do so. Anxiety, sadness, lonliness, lowered self-esteem, and difficulties in relationships all can interfere with the lives we hope to live. I work to understand the way these difficulties have developed and how these function in daily life. Then, together with the client, I use symptom focused and short-term treatments to address the difficulties within the larger context of their meaning in each client's life.
(734) 984-4998 View (734) 984-4998
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Jo Grey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041
I am a pluralistic (integrative), client-centered, & humanistic therapist. I collaborate with clients, prioritize how they want to use the time & space in therapy, and help them to identify what kinds of support feel safe, comfortable & effective for them. I do not have an "ideal client". I love getting to connect with all kinds of people, exploring wide-ranging issues they want to focus on. When I work with folks with whom I share common identities/ lived experiences, that can be special & meaningful, but I've also had awesome experiences & successful outcomes when supporting clients who might seem quite "different" from me.
I am a pluralistic (integrative), client-centered, & humanistic therapist. I collaborate with clients, prioritize how they want to use the time & space in therapy, and help them to identify what kinds of support feel safe, comfortable & effective for them. I do not have an "ideal client". I love getting to connect with all kinds of people, exploring wide-ranging issues they want to focus on. When I work with folks with whom I share common identities/ lived experiences, that can be special & meaningful, but I've also had awesome experiences & successful outcomes when supporting clients who might seem quite "different" from me.
(484) 603-3399 View (484) 603-3399
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Mike Fogel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
I am an art & play therapist & child-adolescent specialist who helps children and parents develop powerful coping skills to overcome challenges & succeed at home, school, & in relationships. Parents who engage me in therapy are looking for an effective therapist with whom their child will feel supremely comfortable & not resist. I know how children think & my waiting rooms, offices, & every move I make is designed to help children & teens enjoy therapy. I treat a range of emotional-behavioral challenges & have a sub-specialty in social skills groups for neurodiverse children. Located in Haverford, Paoli, Blue Bell, & Center City.
I am an art & play therapist & child-adolescent specialist who helps children and parents develop powerful coping skills to overcome challenges & succeed at home, school, & in relationships. Parents who engage me in therapy are looking for an effective therapist with whom their child will feel supremely comfortable & not resist. I know how children think & my waiting rooms, offices, & every move I make is designed to help children & teens enjoy therapy. I treat a range of emotional-behavioral challenges & have a sub-specialty in social skills groups for neurodiverse children. Located in Haverford, Paoli, Blue Bell, & Center City.
(484) 214-2612 x1 View (484) 214-2612 x1
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Eclipse Therapy Group / John Armando, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
We all long for safe and secure connections. And yet our relationships to ourselves and our internal experiences often include irritation, anxiety, and doubt. We'll reconnect you to the clarity and balance that’s available when the chatter in your head and body can be taught to cease. My approach validates that we all get stuck in painful patterns, and that it’s possible to change those patterns to make room for the development of new experiences of insight, self-acceptance, stability and, personal growth. I’ll guide you in a process to heal emotional wounds, to access more inner calm, and to embody the best version of yourself.
We all long for safe and secure connections. And yet our relationships to ourselves and our internal experiences often include irritation, anxiety, and doubt. We'll reconnect you to the clarity and balance that’s available when the chatter in your head and body can be taught to cease. My approach validates that we all get stuck in painful patterns, and that it’s possible to change those patterns to make room for the development of new experiences of insight, self-acceptance, stability and, personal growth. I’ll guide you in a process to heal emotional wounds, to access more inner calm, and to embody the best version of yourself.
(610) 850-9643 View (610) 850-9643
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Sandra Walsh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
My ideal client spends a lot of energy worrying about, regretting, and resisting change—and arrives at therapy eager to make peace with something new and scary. They include new parents adjusting to raising kids, college students who are adjusting to life on campus, parents who struggle with their newly empty nest, and many others. In short, anyone whose life or family is entering a new phase. I see clients of all ages. Adults take respite with me by working through their changes in their lives, families and careers—while kids enjoy learning new skills with me in a friendly environment (which involves playing lots of games!)
My ideal client spends a lot of energy worrying about, regretting, and resisting change—and arrives at therapy eager to make peace with something new and scary. They include new parents adjusting to raising kids, college students who are adjusting to life on campus, parents who struggle with their newly empty nest, and many others. In short, anyone whose life or family is entering a new phase. I see clients of all ages. Adults take respite with me by working through their changes in their lives, families and careers—while kids enjoy learning new skills with me in a friendly environment (which involves playing lots of games!)
(215) 201-4816 View (215) 201-4816
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Linda Molmen
Psychologist, MS
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
As a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience, I offer compassion, acceptance and support. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety or stress, or if life pressures are leading to feelings of being overwhelmed and frustrated, together we will work toward a healthy and positive outcome. I utilize diverse therapeutic approaches including CBT, with an emphasis on support and empathy.
As a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience, I offer compassion, acceptance and support. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety or stress, or if life pressures are leading to feelings of being overwhelmed and frustrated, together we will work toward a healthy and positive outcome. I utilize diverse therapeutic approaches including CBT, with an emphasis on support and empathy.
(484) 685-4123 View (484) 685-4123
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Marilia S. Marien
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041  (Online Only)
I am committed to helping people create and sustain a satisfying, purposeful life. With the intention of moving toward a greater sense of overall well-being, I enjoy working with clients around life transitions, career and identity exploration, navigating and managing complex life circumstances and stresses (particularly related to marginalized identities), and concerns related to career/work. With 25 years of experience as a therapist, I offer an active, collaborative working relationship grounded in respect, transparency, and a deep desire to help clients heal and grow.
I am committed to helping people create and sustain a satisfying, purposeful life. With the intention of moving toward a greater sense of overall well-being, I enjoy working with clients around life transitions, career and identity exploration, navigating and managing complex life circumstances and stresses (particularly related to marginalized identities), and concerns related to career/work. With 25 years of experience as a therapist, I offer an active, collaborative working relationship grounded in respect, transparency, and a deep desire to help clients heal and grow.
(484) 214-2186 View (484) 214-2186
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Child and Family Art Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
We are child-adolescent art & play therapy specialists who help clients ages 3-22 develop powerful coping skills to overcome challenges to succeed at home, school, & in relationships! Parents who engage us in therapy seek an effective therapist with whom their child will feel supremely comfortable & not resist. You found us! We KNOW how children think, & our waiting rooms, offices, & approaches are designed to help children & teens enjoy therapy. We treat a range of emotional-behavioral challenges & have a sub-specialty in social skills groups for neurodiverse children. Located in Haverford, Paoli, Blue Bell, & Center City.
We are child-adolescent art & play therapy specialists who help clients ages 3-22 develop powerful coping skills to overcome challenges to succeed at home, school, & in relationships! Parents who engage us in therapy seek an effective therapist with whom their child will feel supremely comfortable & not resist. You found us! We KNOW how children think, & our waiting rooms, offices, & approaches are designed to help children & teens enjoy therapy. We treat a range of emotional-behavioral challenges & have a sub-specialty in social skills groups for neurodiverse children. Located in Haverford, Paoli, Blue Bell, & Center City.
(610) 854-8286 x1 View (610) 854-8286 x1
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Sabra Walter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Sabra Walter, Psy. D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy. Sabra believes in utilizing an integrative approach, taking into consideration the unique needs of each person. Drawing from her systemic training, she acknowledges the role of environmental factors (i. e. , family history, social experiences, personality, cultural influences, etc. ) on mental health and daily functioning.
Sabra Walter, Psy. D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy. Sabra believes in utilizing an integrative approach, taking into consideration the unique needs of each person. Drawing from her systemic training, she acknowledges the role of environmental factors (i. e. , family history, social experiences, personality, cultural influences, etc. ) on mental health and daily functioning.
(484) 946-8043 View (484) 946-8043
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Elizabeth B. Briganti
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041
My approach involves bringing change about from the inside out. We will work towards understanding how the problems that brought you here developed, what they mean, and the purpose that they serve. This approach goes beyond simply treating symptoms and strives to help you make changes that are deeply-rooted and long-lasting. It has been proven that the therapeutic relationship actually creates healthier connections in your brain. In younger children this deeper type of therapeutic change is often accomplished through therapeutic play. Play is the natural language of children and allows them to express their thoughts and feelings.
My approach involves bringing change about from the inside out. We will work towards understanding how the problems that brought you here developed, what they mean, and the purpose that they serve. This approach goes beyond simply treating symptoms and strives to help you make changes that are deeply-rooted and long-lasting. It has been proven that the therapeutic relationship actually creates healthier connections in your brain. In younger children this deeper type of therapeutic change is often accomplished through therapeutic play. Play is the natural language of children and allows them to express their thoughts and feelings.
(267) 403-4235 View (267) 403-4235
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Meghan Gold
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Developmental Neuropsychology Associates, P.C. consists of four neuropsychologists who specialize in working with children, adolescents, their families, and often their school. Our goal is to understand how your child thinks, learns, and behaves so we can help you figure out how to improve academic, social-emotional, and/or behavioral functioning. In addition to testing, the evaluation also includes interview and history gathering, school observation, and review of records. In our experience, all of this is needed to provide you with a clearer understanding of what is going on, and identify effective interventions for your child.
Developmental Neuropsychology Associates, P.C. consists of four neuropsychologists who specialize in working with children, adolescents, their families, and often their school. Our goal is to understand how your child thinks, learns, and behaves so we can help you figure out how to improve academic, social-emotional, and/or behavioral functioning. In addition to testing, the evaluation also includes interview and history gathering, school observation, and review of records. In our experience, all of this is needed to provide you with a clearer understanding of what is going on, and identify effective interventions for your child.
(484) 249-0208 View (484) 249-0208
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Ariane Thomas
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041  (Online Only)
I work with clients on adjustment to life changes, anxiety, depression, identity development, racial stress, relationship conflicts, and work stress. Much of my practice currently focuses on supporting attorneys, high performing athletes, and individuals in other professions who deal with similar levels expectation and high scrutiny. I have a law degree and consider myself a strong advocate for cultivating and supporting the whole person inside the attorney and the athlete. It is my true pleasure to provide coaching, therapy, and wellness supports to individuals in both professions and other fields that encounter similar challenges.
I work with clients on adjustment to life changes, anxiety, depression, identity development, racial stress, relationship conflicts, and work stress. Much of my practice currently focuses on supporting attorneys, high performing athletes, and individuals in other professions who deal with similar levels expectation and high scrutiny. I have a law degree and consider myself a strong advocate for cultivating and supporting the whole person inside the attorney and the athlete. It is my true pleasure to provide coaching, therapy, and wellness supports to individuals in both professions and other fields that encounter similar challenges.
(215) 372-8878 View (215) 372-8878

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Haverford, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Haverford, PA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
68% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
70% Optum
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Haverford, PA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
15% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Haverford?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.