Therapists in Johnstown, PA

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SWiTCH Mental Health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LBSC, CPSS
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
Depression -Anxiety - Mood Disorder -Austim -Behavioral Management -Dementia -Addiction - Trauma -ADHD -Grief & Loss- LGBTQIA+ friendly
Depression -Anxiety - Mood Disorder -Austim -Behavioral Management -Dementia -Addiction - Trauma -ADHD -Grief & Loss- LGBTQIA+ friendly
(814) 247-2875 View (814) 247-2875
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 320-1918 View (724) 320-1918
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Soul Compass Counseling/Marisa Schuster, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CGP, CFRC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15905
Hi! Thank you for clicking my profile. Are you stressed and not sure how to handle it? Are you coping with grief ? Do you need support and motivation to meet your goals? Life can be overwhelming at times. I'd like to help you identify your stressors and help bring more calm and happiness back into your life. I offer a safe environment to help support you on your path. If you find yourself repeating the same patterns, call me. What do you have to lose? Too busy to meet in person? I also offer online counseling services. Call or email me for more information.
Hi! Thank you for clicking my profile. Are you stressed and not sure how to handle it? Are you coping with grief ? Do you need support and motivation to meet your goals? Life can be overwhelming at times. I'd like to help you identify your stressors and help bring more calm and happiness back into your life. I offer a safe environment to help support you on your path. If you find yourself repeating the same patterns, call me. What do you have to lose? Too busy to meet in person? I also offer online counseling services. Call or email me for more information.
(814) 675-0372 View (814) 675-0372
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Lifeline Medical Center Accepting New Patients-Schedule Now!
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MBA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904  (Online Only)
The world can be a tough place, and almost all of us require support, a listening ear, and an open mind; especially for those who do not feel heard and understood. This is even harder for those who suffer from predispositions to mental health issues such as: depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, Autism, and etc. People require empathy, patience, understanding, and acceptance to grow. People want to be heard and understood; others want to feel accepted and valued; while there are those who may feel loss and don't know what it is that they need. This is where therapy becomes essential. To find someone who cares can be life changing.
The world can be a tough place, and almost all of us require support, a listening ear, and an open mind; especially for those who do not feel heard and understood. This is even harder for those who suffer from predispositions to mental health issues such as: depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, Autism, and etc. People require empathy, patience, understanding, and acceptance to grow. People want to be heard and understood; others want to feel accepted and valued; while there are those who may feel loss and don't know what it is that they need. This is where therapy becomes essential. To find someone who cares can be life changing.
(971) 314-4936 View (971) 314-4936
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Sarah Rogers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15905  (Online Only)
Hello! Congratulations on taking your first step on your healing journey. My name is Sarah. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. I then continued my education through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, receiving my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Hello! Congratulations on taking your first step on your healing journey. My name is Sarah. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. I then continued my education through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, receiving my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
(484) 218-2599 View (484) 218-2599
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Stewart Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MT-BC, NBCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnstown, PA 15904
Choosing the right counselor can be very difficult. Feeling weighed down, frustrated, and not able to move past difficult memories can make a person feel chained to the past. It is important that your concerns are heard, validated, and that your pain is relieved by healing the wounds. Unlike talk therapy, memories can be resolved without talking about them. EMDR and IFS are two evidenced based ways to permanently heal people who have trauma. This is my specialty. In addition, I am offering EMDR intensive therapy for people who desire to resolve the past pain more quickly and effectively. This option is private pay, only.
Choosing the right counselor can be very difficult. Feeling weighed down, frustrated, and not able to move past difficult memories can make a person feel chained to the past. It is important that your concerns are heard, validated, and that your pain is relieved by healing the wounds. Unlike talk therapy, memories can be resolved without talking about them. EMDR and IFS are two evidenced based ways to permanently heal people who have trauma. This is my specialty. In addition, I am offering EMDR intensive therapy for people who desire to resolve the past pain more quickly and effectively. This option is private pay, only.
(814) 259-6509 View (814) 259-6509
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Maureen V Conway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
As a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years experience in therapeutic treatment for individuals, families and couples, I want to assure you of my complete attentiveness to your situation as we work toward your optimal well being. You will find my compassionate personality and relaxed environment to be a healthy therapeutic experience for you, your spouse and your family as together realistic and attainable goals are set. You will discover that your well being is my priority, and a vibrant, positive outlook on life is available to you.
As a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years experience in therapeutic treatment for individuals, families and couples, I want to assure you of my complete attentiveness to your situation as we work toward your optimal well being. You will find my compassionate personality and relaxed environment to be a healthy therapeutic experience for you, your spouse and your family as together realistic and attainable goals are set. You will discover that your well being is my priority, and a vibrant, positive outlook on life is available to you.
(814) 240-0446 View (814) 240-0446
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Melissa R Eckroth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
Are you looking for a safe and confidential connection during these times of uncertainty to talk about the current issues you are experiencing? Or maybe you are feeling helpless after a sudden major life change that wasn't part of your plan. Feelings of grief, anxiety and depression can become overwhelming. Sharing your thoughts and feelings without judgment can help you to overcome your challenges, increase the quality of your life and help start you on a new path. Ethical and competent care is available in the safety of your home using video telehealth and is my priority as we establish our counseling relationship.
Are you looking for a safe and confidential connection during these times of uncertainty to talk about the current issues you are experiencing? Or maybe you are feeling helpless after a sudden major life change that wasn't part of your plan. Feelings of grief, anxiety and depression can become overwhelming. Sharing your thoughts and feelings without judgment can help you to overcome your challenges, increase the quality of your life and help start you on a new path. Ethical and competent care is available in the safety of your home using video telehealth and is my priority as we establish our counseling relationship.
(814) 250-3504 View (814) 250-3504
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Croyle-Nielsen Therapeutic Associates, Inc.
LCSW, LSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
Our staff is a collection of talented and dedicated individually licensed professional clinicians (LPCs, LCSWs, and LSWs), who combine a love of their craft with a true desire to help others make real improvements to their quality of life. That passion shows in everything we do! We are a people-centered organization and we prioritize our clients, our integrity and excellence in treatment above all other things. Our aim is to be a force for good in the lives of our clients, in our communities and to put quality over quantity every time! "Serving others is our calling and the reason we are in business. We believe that our clients deserve the best service and the highest quality mental health therapy." - Amy M. Nielsen, President
Our staff is a collection of talented and dedicated individually licensed professional clinicians (LPCs, LCSWs, and LSWs), who combine a love of their craft with a true desire to help others make real improvements to their quality of life. That passion shows in everything we do! We are a people-centered organization and we prioritize our clients, our integrity and excellence in treatment above all other things. Our aim is to be a force for good in the lives of our clients, in our communities and to put quality over quantity every time! "Serving others is our calling and the reason we are in business. We believe that our clients deserve the best service and the highest quality mental health therapy." - Amy M. Nielsen, President
(814) 425-5011 View (814) 425-5011
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Jennifer Drager Accepting New Patients-No Waiting List!
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience in the child welfare system. I have been working in the counseling field for over 10 years, and I have been license eligible since 2019. I have worked with families and individuals on a variety of different concerns. I am a certified Safe Care parenting coach, and a Certified Family Trauma Professional. I have recently been working towards a a Trauma Focused CBT certification. I have experience working with families and improving communication concerns between parents and children.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience in the child welfare system. I have been working in the counseling field for over 10 years, and I have been license eligible since 2019. I have worked with families and individuals on a variety of different concerns. I am a certified Safe Care parenting coach, and a Certified Family Trauma Professional. I have recently been working towards a a Trauma Focused CBT certification. I have experience working with families and improving communication concerns between parents and children.
(484) 616-2087 View (484) 616-2087
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Resolutions Counseling & Mediation Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15909
I am dedicated to helping people constructively resolve internal and external conflict by providing competent and thorough counseling and mediation services in a safe environment. I strive to work with my clientele to enhance communication skills, coping skills, healthy thought processes, & creative problem solving skills. My vision is to provide members of the community with the valuable tools necessary to assist them to lead the quality of life that they desire.
I am dedicated to helping people constructively resolve internal and external conflict by providing competent and thorough counseling and mediation services in a safe environment. I strive to work with my clientele to enhance communication skills, coping skills, healthy thought processes, & creative problem solving skills. My vision is to provide members of the community with the valuable tools necessary to assist them to lead the quality of life that they desire.
(814) 446-7019 View (814) 446-7019
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Todd Vermileon
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnstown, PA 15904
In-person sessions offered at the Johnstown office. I will continue to offer virtual sessions too! Counseling doesn’t always have to involve diving into deep childhood trauma, though sometimes it does. Counseling can be the place to explore existential themes that we encounter throughout the human experience, such as meaninglessness, loneliness, shame, inauthenticity, and more. It can be the place where we find acceptance and validation that encourages us to take steps to achieve our goals for a more fulfilling existence. My approach focuses on helping you uncover your true self so that you can live your best life on YOUR terms.
In-person sessions offered at the Johnstown office. I will continue to offer virtual sessions too! Counseling doesn’t always have to involve diving into deep childhood trauma, though sometimes it does. Counseling can be the place to explore existential themes that we encounter throughout the human experience, such as meaninglessness, loneliness, shame, inauthenticity, and more. It can be the place where we find acceptance and validation that encourages us to take steps to achieve our goals for a more fulfilling existence. My approach focuses on helping you uncover your true self so that you can live your best life on YOUR terms.
(814) 995-6583 View (814) 995-6583
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Derik S. Berkebile, Outpatient Counseling Svcs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMH, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnstown, PA 15904
I have 18 years experience as a social worker and also have several years experience as a professor in Social Work. My experience is diverse as I've worked with adolescents, mentally challenged, drug and alcohol, geriatrics, grief and bereavement, marital counseling, and have helped clients with various mental health diagnoses. I pride myself in not just talking with the client but working jointly to find meaningful, measurable goals during therapy allowing for clients to see proof of progress throughout the course of treatment. I have worked as a therapist for agencies and now independently for a combined 10 years.
I have 18 years experience as a social worker and also have several years experience as a professor in Social Work. My experience is diverse as I've worked with adolescents, mentally challenged, drug and alcohol, geriatrics, grief and bereavement, marital counseling, and have helped clients with various mental health diagnoses. I pride myself in not just talking with the client but working jointly to find meaningful, measurable goals during therapy allowing for clients to see proof of progress throughout the course of treatment. I have worked as a therapist for agencies and now independently for a combined 10 years.
(814) 352-4111 View (814) 352-4111
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Jeanne (Jeana) Foster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a kind and compassionate therapist who values integrity and the sacredness of the client/therapist relationship? Do you prefer a highly trained, highly experienced therapist who has worked with a broad range of challenges and mental health issues for over two decades? Are you looking for a therapist who individualzes treatment to your specific goals and provides measurable outcomes to monitor your progress? Last but not least, do you like to laugh and find joy in healing along the way? If so, reach out today!
Are you looking for a kind and compassionate therapist who values integrity and the sacredness of the client/therapist relationship? Do you prefer a highly trained, highly experienced therapist who has worked with a broad range of challenges and mental health issues for over two decades? Are you looking for a therapist who individualzes treatment to your specific goals and provides measurable outcomes to monitor your progress? Last but not least, do you like to laugh and find joy in healing along the way? If so, reach out today!
(814) 787-0619 View (814) 787-0619
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Theresa McGrath-Ross Accepting New Clients-Schedule Now!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
So many are trying to just survive in this world, burdened with responsiblities of so much. As a therapist, I strive to hear and support you while you work on understanding everything in your life. We will find practical goals and solutions that will work for you and make the changes needed. I use therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. The main goal is to help you not only survive, but thrive, find your inner peace and to succeed. You deserve this and I want to be there to support you on your journey.
So many are trying to just survive in this world, burdened with responsiblities of so much. As a therapist, I strive to hear and support you while you work on understanding everything in your life. We will find practical goals and solutions that will work for you and make the changes needed. I use therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. The main goal is to help you not only survive, but thrive, find your inner peace and to succeed. You deserve this and I want to be there to support you on your journey.
(814) 787-0850 View (814) 787-0850
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Grace & Hope for Families
MA
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904  (Online Only)
The life you are living might not feel like the life you want. Do you feel controlled by your emotions instead of being in control of them? Do you feel like a prisoner of your circumstances? Are you overwhelmed and frustrated but can't find a way out? As soon as you deal with one thing, something else would happen and just bring you down. All this would leave you feeling emotionally, mentally, and spiritually depleted. Sounds familiar?
The life you are living might not feel like the life you want. Do you feel controlled by your emotions instead of being in control of them? Do you feel like a prisoner of your circumstances? Are you overwhelmed and frustrated but can't find a way out? As soon as you deal with one thing, something else would happen and just bring you down. All this would leave you feeling emotionally, mentally, and spiritually depleted. Sounds familiar?
(717) 502-9314 View (717) 502-9314
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Choices Clinical Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Johnstown, PA 15904
Now accepting new clients! At Choices you will receive the highest quality clinical care from our compassionate and experienced therapists. Finding the right therapeutic fit is crucial for effective therapy and we hire only the best. At Choices our team treats a myriad of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and trauma. We work together with you to guide you to your goals. Choices is a family owned practice and you can trust that we place your mental health as our number one priority. We care and it shows.
Now accepting new clients! At Choices you will receive the highest quality clinical care from our compassionate and experienced therapists. Finding the right therapeutic fit is crucial for effective therapy and we hire only the best. At Choices our team treats a myriad of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and trauma. We work together with you to guide you to your goals. Choices is a family owned practice and you can trust that we place your mental health as our number one priority. We care and it shows.
(814) 258-1500 View (814) 258-1500
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Dr Mary Berge & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnstown, PA 15905  (Online Only)
At Dr. Mary Berge and Associates, you will be provided with the best care in the region, in our serene, and confidential, private practice setting. Our highly trained mental health specialists are ready to help you & your family, so don't wait another day to start changing your life... call now for an appointment.
At Dr. Mary Berge and Associates, you will be provided with the best care in the region, in our serene, and confidential, private practice setting. Our highly trained mental health specialists are ready to help you & your family, so don't wait another day to start changing your life... call now for an appointment.
(814) 247-0994 View (814) 247-0994
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Choices Clinical Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
Now accepting new in person clients! At Choices you will receive the highest quality clinical care from our compassionate and experienced therapists. Finding the right therapeutic fit is crucial for effective therapy and we hire only the best. At Choices our team treats a myriad of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and trauma. We work together with you to guide you to your goals. Choices is a family owned practice and you can trust that we place your mental health as our number one priority. We care and it shows.
Now accepting new in person clients! At Choices you will receive the highest quality clinical care from our compassionate and experienced therapists. Finding the right therapeutic fit is crucial for effective therapy and we hire only the best. At Choices our team treats a myriad of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and trauma. We work together with you to guide you to your goals. Choices is a family owned practice and you can trust that we place your mental health as our number one priority. We care and it shows.
(724) 530-3155 View (724) 530-3155
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Mount North, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Johnstown, PA 15904
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Ready to feel better? You have started the process, the hardest part is the next step, reaching out and making an appointment. In the chaotic world we live in today, it is hard to reach that place of healing, self-fulfillment and achievement - but just because it is hard, that doesn't mean it is impossible. Whether it's the day-to-day stresses, traumatic events that haunt you or concerns for your children or loved ones - we are all vulnerable to the struggles of human existence and we don't have to walk our journeys alone. We utilize the best evidence-based practices from neurofeedback to talk therapy.
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Ready to feel better? You have started the process, the hardest part is the next step, reaching out and making an appointment. In the chaotic world we live in today, it is hard to reach that place of healing, self-fulfillment and achievement - but just because it is hard, that doesn't mean it is impossible. Whether it's the day-to-day stresses, traumatic events that haunt you or concerns for your children or loved ones - we are all vulnerable to the struggles of human existence and we don't have to walk our journeys alone. We utilize the best evidence-based practices from neurofeedback to talk therapy.
(814) 247-2792 View (814) 247-2792

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Johnstown, PA

40+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Johnstown, PA who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
73% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Highmark
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Johnstown, PA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Johnstown?

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.