Therapists in Kimberton, PA

Photo of Tina Shea, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kimberton, PA
Tina Shea
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kimberton, PA 19442
Waitlist for new clients
Tired. Irritable. Unmotivated. Disconnected. Each can be a sign that stress is taking a toll on you. Life can feel out of our control and unpredictable— 2 main ingredients for anxiety. It gets overwhelming! You might feel like the issues in your life or relationship aren't "big enough" for counseling, but it's important to know that anything holding you back from having a full & satisfying life is worthy of your attention. We all need support.
Tired. Irritable. Unmotivated. Disconnected. Each can be a sign that stress is taking a toll on you. Life can feel out of our control and unpredictable— 2 main ingredients for anxiety. It gets overwhelming! You might feel like the issues in your life or relationship aren't "big enough" for counseling, but it's important to know that anything holding you back from having a full & satisfying life is worthy of your attention. We all need support.
(610) 601-3235 View (610) 601-3235
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Clearing The Way Hypnotherapy
MSN, CRNP, FNP, BC, CHT
Verified Verified
Kimberton, PA 19442
When you enjoy a hypnotherapy experience you benefit from a deeply relaxed, yet mentally focused state. You remain in control while allowing abundant opportunities for positive growth. The term "hypnosis" is derived from the Greek "hypnos", meaning sleep. In reality you are awake enjoying a brainwave state similar to peaceful meditation. In Lisa's practice each client's uniqueness is intuited. Hypnotherapy can help with smoking cessation, stress / pain release, preparation for medical procedures, childbirth preparation, Irritable bowel, and much more. It can also be a profound tool for introspection, personal clarity and growth.
When you enjoy a hypnotherapy experience you benefit from a deeply relaxed, yet mentally focused state. You remain in control while allowing abundant opportunities for positive growth. The term "hypnosis" is derived from the Greek "hypnos", meaning sleep. In reality you are awake enjoying a brainwave state similar to peaceful meditation. In Lisa's practice each client's uniqueness is intuited. Hypnotherapy can help with smoking cessation, stress / pain release, preparation for medical procedures, childbirth preparation, Irritable bowel, and much more. It can also be a profound tool for introspection, personal clarity and growth.
(484) 443-5471 View (484) 443-5471
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James Alderfer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kimberton, PA 19442
I provide therapeutic services for individuals and families who are struggling with difficult relationships, and for anyone needing help navigating challenging states of being or life situations. Perhaps troubling emotions, including numbness, are separating you from others and from participating in the world, keeping you disconnected from life. Perhaps you are at an impasse where the old ways of life are no longer working and the new have not yet emerged; maybe you are giving up hope of meaningful contact with others and on how you fit in this world.
I provide therapeutic services for individuals and families who are struggling with difficult relationships, and for anyone needing help navigating challenging states of being or life situations. Perhaps troubling emotions, including numbness, are separating you from others and from participating in the world, keeping you disconnected from life. Perhaps you are at an impasse where the old ways of life are no longer working and the new have not yet emerged; maybe you are giving up hope of meaningful contact with others and on how you fit in this world.
(484) 246-8842 View (484) 246-8842
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M William Jones
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kimberton, PA 19442  (Online Only)
Simply stated, I believe the main goal of therapy is to help you feel and function better. I approach counseling/therapy as a collaboration between you and me. It is an active process. (I won't just sit, passively listening to you talk, for 45 minutes, occasionally nodding my head.) We will decide what the issues are, formulate effective strategies to make necessary changes in thoughts and behaviors (including learning new skills if necessary), and work together to implement successfully those strategies. I will (with your input) tailor the therapeutic process to best fit your needs.
Simply stated, I believe the main goal of therapy is to help you feel and function better. I approach counseling/therapy as a collaboration between you and me. It is an active process. (I won't just sit, passively listening to you talk, for 45 minutes, occasionally nodding my head.) We will decide what the issues are, formulate effective strategies to make necessary changes in thoughts and behaviors (including learning new skills if necessary), and work together to implement successfully those strategies. I will (with your input) tailor the therapeutic process to best fit your needs.
(610) 991-8702 View (610) 991-8702

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Photo of Tom DeVitis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kimberton, PA
Tom DeVitis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460
My aim as your therapist is to create a space where healing, empowerment, strength, and growth can be experienced. To achieve this, I draw upon interventions of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing to help you meet your goals in therapy. I believe therapy is not one thing for any one person, but that ultimately it can be a place where meaning and wholeness can be found. As your therapist I will always strive to meet you where you are at and to meet your needs in a way that is collaborative and effective.
My aim as your therapist is to create a space where healing, empowerment, strength, and growth can be experienced. To achieve this, I draw upon interventions of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing to help you meet your goals in therapy. I believe therapy is not one thing for any one person, but that ultimately it can be a place where meaning and wholeness can be found. As your therapist I will always strive to meet you where you are at and to meet your needs in a way that is collaborative and effective.
(484) 292-2797 View (484) 292-2797
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Jaclyn Zeal
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Waitlist for new clients
As a trauma-informed relationship therapist, I work with individuals and couples to establish more fulfilling relationships. I help couples improve communication, build trust, strengthen their connection, and heal from past wounds. I help individuals heal and process the past, develop more internal resources, and establish more trust in themselves.
As a trauma-informed relationship therapist, I work with individuals and couples to establish more fulfilling relationships. I help couples improve communication, build trust, strengthen their connection, and heal from past wounds. I help individuals heal and process the past, develop more internal resources, and establish more trust in themselves.
(484) 310-7898 View (484) 310-7898
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Cornerstone Therapy and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Your full-service psychotherapy practice offering counseling, psychiatry, psychological testing and nutritional services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Our goal is to partner with you in “building the foundation for healthy living,” through providing quality, comprehensive care. Our practice is designed to make quality mental health care as accessible and stress-free as possible. We will streamline care from aligning you with the appropriate therapist to meet your individual needs.
Your full-service psychotherapy practice offering counseling, psychiatry, psychological testing and nutritional services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Our goal is to partner with you in “building the foundation for healthy living,” through providing quality, comprehensive care. Our practice is designed to make quality mental health care as accessible and stress-free as possible. We will streamline care from aligning you with the appropriate therapist to meet your individual needs.
(610) 616-5935 View (610) 616-5935
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Cyndie Westrich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Phoenixville, PA 19460
As a woman, life pulls you in many different directions. Pleasing everyone leaves you feeling overwhelmed especially after loss or sudden change. Worry, fear, guilt, & obligation spiral. Life hits a tipping point: You need time to yourself, but you feel guilty & yet continuing to avoid how you feel, only makes things worse. Now you're at a turning point. I specialize in helping women, who feel anxious & depressed from major life challenges, transitions, trauma & losses, move forward with renewed confidence & hope. With 30 years of experience, I collaborate with you to decrease anxiety & help you reach your personal goals.
As a woman, life pulls you in many different directions. Pleasing everyone leaves you feeling overwhelmed especially after loss or sudden change. Worry, fear, guilt, & obligation spiral. Life hits a tipping point: You need time to yourself, but you feel guilty & yet continuing to avoid how you feel, only makes things worse. Now you're at a turning point. I specialize in helping women, who feel anxious & depressed from major life challenges, transitions, trauma & losses, move forward with renewed confidence & hope. With 30 years of experience, I collaborate with you to decrease anxiety & help you reach your personal goals.
(610) 329-1684 View (610) 329-1684
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Jennifer Lachance-Poirrier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
Phoenixville, PA 19460
I work with individuals coping with various concerns related to psychological trauma, grief, toxic cycles, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship concerns, parenting struggles, and general life dissatisfaction. I use a flexible, integrative approach to therapy which combines psychodynamic applications, art therapy, and trauma-informed (EMDR) therapies to help my clients access their innate capacity for healing and growth, giving them room to further experience a sense of lightness, playfulness, and personal joy.
I work with individuals coping with various concerns related to psychological trauma, grief, toxic cycles, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship concerns, parenting struggles, and general life dissatisfaction. I use a flexible, integrative approach to therapy which combines psychodynamic applications, art therapy, and trauma-informed (EMDR) therapies to help my clients access their innate capacity for healing and growth, giving them room to further experience a sense of lightness, playfulness, and personal joy.
(484) 310-7506 View (484) 310-7506
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Regina Floria
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Over the 18 years in the behavioral health field, I've attributed my growth and experience to all of the clients I've seen. One of the most difficult aspects of therapy is having to be vulnerable. In order to be vulnerable a client must feel seen, heard, respected and safe. I've worked in multiple settings such as school, corporate healthcare, home, clinic and private practice. I've worked with families, individually, with children, teen and adults with addiction, behavioral health needs and disabilities. Mostly utilizing a strengths based and family systems perspective/model.
Over the 18 years in the behavioral health field, I've attributed my growth and experience to all of the clients I've seen. One of the most difficult aspects of therapy is having to be vulnerable. In order to be vulnerable a client must feel seen, heard, respected and safe. I've worked in multiple settings such as school, corporate healthcare, home, clinic and private practice. I've worked with families, individually, with children, teen and adults with addiction, behavioral health needs and disabilities. Mostly utilizing a strengths based and family systems perspective/model.
(484) 603-6306 View (484) 603-6306
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Mary Ellen Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Starting therapy can be an overwhelming and intimidating process. With this in mind, my goal is to create a warm, welcoming, and safe environment. I value a collaborative therapeutic process. I see each individual as unique and work to tailor treatment to meet individual needs. My passion as a counselor is working with tweens, teens and young adults (ages 12+). I work with clients to overcome anxiety, depression, improve self-esteem, social relationships, and navigate through life’s challenges.
Starting therapy can be an overwhelming and intimidating process. With this in mind, my goal is to create a warm, welcoming, and safe environment. I value a collaborative therapeutic process. I see each individual as unique and work to tailor treatment to meet individual needs. My passion as a counselor is working with tweens, teens and young adults (ages 12+). I work with clients to overcome anxiety, depression, improve self-esteem, social relationships, and navigate through life’s challenges.
(484) 314-3251 View (484) 314-3251
Photo of Kate Short, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kimberton, PA
Kate Short
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460
The foundation of good therapy is trust. As we build trust together, we can begin to explore, identify and tolerate emotions in healthier ways. Emotions are never the problem. Instead, emotions are data- guiding us to truth and potential. When we manage our emotions, and learn from them, we can avoid the traps of language, thinking, and habit that inhibit healthy development, that leave us stuck. Therapy is like an excavation. It is a cathartic oxygenation of buried experience done by an individual with the help of a therapist.
The foundation of good therapy is trust. As we build trust together, we can begin to explore, identify and tolerate emotions in healthier ways. Emotions are never the problem. Instead, emotions are data- guiding us to truth and potential. When we manage our emotions, and learn from them, we can avoid the traps of language, thinking, and habit that inhibit healthy development, that leave us stuck. Therapy is like an excavation. It is a cathartic oxygenation of buried experience done by an individual with the help of a therapist.
(484) 286-3384 View (484) 286-3384
Photo of Pamela Lorenzon Simms, Psychologist in Kimberton, PA
Pamela Lorenzon Simms
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Pam believes each person and their experience is unique. She is committed to creating an empathic and supportive environment in therapy that fosters collaborative therapeutic relationship built on trust and respect, regardless of the age of the individual. Furthermore, she has a passion for physical health that she believes is important for a balanced mind-body connection.
Pam believes each person and their experience is unique. She is committed to creating an empathic and supportive environment in therapy that fosters collaborative therapeutic relationship built on trust and respect, regardless of the age of the individual. Furthermore, she has a passion for physical health that she believes is important for a balanced mind-body connection.
(267) 214-7651 View (267) 214-7651
Photo of Laura McCorry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kimberton, PA
Laura McCorry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Are you experiencing a recent loss or death? One minute, we’re going about our lives as usual and then sometimes in an instant, everything changes. With these changes grief brings, are you finding yourself disconnected from the world around you, your family/friends, and the person you used to be? Many people who are grieving find themselves struggling to make it through the day, relating to other people, and imagining a life after loss. Grief can be an incredibly isolating experience but you don't have to navigate it without support. Let's work together to help get to know your grief and integrate your loss.
Are you experiencing a recent loss or death? One minute, we’re going about our lives as usual and then sometimes in an instant, everything changes. With these changes grief brings, are you finding yourself disconnected from the world around you, your family/friends, and the person you used to be? Many people who are grieving find themselves struggling to make it through the day, relating to other people, and imagining a life after loss. Grief can be an incredibly isolating experience but you don't have to navigate it without support. Let's work together to help get to know your grief and integrate your loss.
(484) 218-2649 View (484) 218-2649
Photo of Nicole Lewis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kimberton, PA
Nicole Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Are you tired of feeling disconnected and alone in your relationship? It feels like each time you communicate, both are left feeling hurt and not understood. Maybe deep down you feel sad but the anger and frustration is building. You start to question everything and fear conflict will never be resolved. You both feel stuck and are not sure how to get out of this cycle that just repeats itself over and over.
Are you tired of feeling disconnected and alone in your relationship? It feels like each time you communicate, both are left feeling hurt and not understood. Maybe deep down you feel sad but the anger and frustration is building. You start to question everything and fear conflict will never be resolved. You both feel stuck and are not sure how to get out of this cycle that just repeats itself over and over.
(484) 539-9178 View (484) 539-9178
Photo of Angelina Meeker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kimberton, PA
Angelina Meeker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenixville, PA 19460  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Angelina. Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you feeling unfulfilled or struggling to juggle work, relationships, and your own health? Or maybe you just want to focus on bettering yourself but you aren't quite sure where to start? Life can be difficult and stressful at times.
Hi there! I'm Angelina. Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you feeling unfulfilled or struggling to juggle work, relationships, and your own health? Or maybe you just want to focus on bettering yourself but you aren't quite sure where to start? Life can be difficult and stressful at times.
(610) 839-7678 View (610) 839-7678
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Andrea M Delligatti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Have you been confronted with a problem so complex that it has defied all attempts to solve it? Have you found the more determined you are to find a solution, the more elusive it becomes...leaving you stuck, frustrated, overwhelmed? Would you like to maximize your potential to creatively resolve complexities in your personal life or in business? I specialize in transforming "Gordian Knots" that impede performance at home, at work, or in the community. I offer: Psychological Services, Performance Coaching, Conflict Mediation and Training. Please visit my Web site: www.amdphd.com for explanations of the specific services offered.
Have you been confronted with a problem so complex that it has defied all attempts to solve it? Have you found the more determined you are to find a solution, the more elusive it becomes...leaving you stuck, frustrated, overwhelmed? Would you like to maximize your potential to creatively resolve complexities in your personal life or in business? I specialize in transforming "Gordian Knots" that impede performance at home, at work, or in the community. I offer: Psychological Services, Performance Coaching, Conflict Mediation and Training. Please visit my Web site: www.amdphd.com for explanations of the specific services offered.
(610) 647-1013 View (610) 647-1013
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B Gary Davis
Psychologist, MDiv, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Have you reached that critical point in your life where you find yourself lost in a dark place, unable to find your way forward? Are you frustrated that nothing in your life seems to be working out the way you hoped? Perhaps you are feeling sad or have lost a sense of meaning or purpose. You may be weighed down by worry, gripped with hopelessness, or wrestling with memories of events you wish you could forget. You have tried to cope with your feelings in ways that only make things worse. You feel harried, worn out, miserable, and confused. You’ve asked yourself if anyone can really help. If any of this sounds familiar, let's talk.
Have you reached that critical point in your life where you find yourself lost in a dark place, unable to find your way forward? Are you frustrated that nothing in your life seems to be working out the way you hoped? Perhaps you are feeling sad or have lost a sense of meaning or purpose. You may be weighed down by worry, gripped with hopelessness, or wrestling with memories of events you wish you could forget. You have tried to cope with your feelings in ways that only make things worse. You feel harried, worn out, miserable, and confused. You’ve asked yourself if anyone can really help. If any of this sounds familiar, let's talk.
(267) 627-3083 View (267) 627-3083
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Christopher James Carbo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your relationships, career, or health challenges? Do you continue to repeat behaviors that push those that you love away? Do you want to learn how to cope with change and loss? Would you like to have more fulfilling relationships? Do you want to feel like your life has meaning and purpose? If so, this is your invitation to begin that journey. As a therapist, I am actively engaged in the process and will collaborate with you in an atmosphere that is accepting, compassionate, and positive.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your relationships, career, or health challenges? Do you continue to repeat behaviors that push those that you love away? Do you want to learn how to cope with change and loss? Would you like to have more fulfilling relationships? Do you want to feel like your life has meaning and purpose? If so, this is your invitation to begin that journey. As a therapist, I am actively engaged in the process and will collaborate with you in an atmosphere that is accepting, compassionate, and positive.
(610) 440-3623 View (610) 440-3623
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Carol Gaspar
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenixville, PA 19460
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."Lao-tzu You have just taken the first step of that journey. Life presents us with many challenges along the way. We may experience loss and significant changes in our lives. These challenges may present themselves in the many relationships we have with others, in our jobs, at school, and in our families. These challenges may affect our moods, cause us worry and despair, hamper our spirits, sadden us, confuse us and result in either our stumbling off course or losing a sense of direction. Therapy can be most helpful in getting you back on track and continuing your journey.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."Lao-tzu You have just taken the first step of that journey. Life presents us with many challenges along the way. We may experience loss and significant changes in our lives. These challenges may present themselves in the many relationships we have with others, in our jobs, at school, and in our families. These challenges may affect our moods, cause us worry and despair, hamper our spirits, sadden us, confuse us and result in either our stumbling off course or losing a sense of direction. Therapy can be most helpful in getting you back on track and continuing your journey.
(610) 616-5802 View (610) 616-5802

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kimberton, PA

< 10

Therapists in Kimberton, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Peer Relationships
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Medicare

How Therapists in Kimberton, PA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kimberton?

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.

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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.