Therapists in Lower Merion, PA

Theodore Fallon
MD, FAACAP, FABP
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
I have over 30 years experience as a child and adult psychotherapist and psychiatrist. I practice primarily psychotherapy, addressing a full range of issues from emotional strains, trauma, loss and anxiety to developmental issues including autistic spectrum presentations, and psychosis. I am former Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. During this time of COVID and with the myriad of changes in our world, lives become unsettled at home, in our work, in our families and in our personal relationships. I work with children, adults, families, parents and infants.
I have over 30 years experience as a child and adult psychotherapist and psychiatrist. I practice primarily psychotherapy, addressing a full range of issues from emotional strains, trauma, loss and anxiety to developmental issues including autistic spectrum presentations, and psychosis. I am former Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. During this time of COVID and with the myriad of changes in our world, lives become unsettled at home, in our work, in our families and in our personal relationships. I work with children, adults, families, parents and infants.
(610) 616-5909 View (610) 616-5909
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Aviva Gaskill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lower Merion, PA 19083
Do you find it hard to sleep at night because thoughts race through your head? Have you been feeling down, not like the old you? Perhaps you are finding it tough to deal with your boss, co-workers or your loved ones. Whatever difficulties and distress you may be facing, you have just taken the first steps towards improving your life. By working together, you & I can develop a collaborative relationship full of warmth & lacking in judgment. We will develop an environment of safety & trust to foster your growth & experience of more fulfilling connections.
Do you find it hard to sleep at night because thoughts race through your head? Have you been feeling down, not like the old you? Perhaps you are finding it tough to deal with your boss, co-workers or your loved ones. Whatever difficulties and distress you may be facing, you have just taken the first steps towards improving your life. By working together, you & I can develop a collaborative relationship full of warmth & lacking in judgment. We will develop an environment of safety & trust to foster your growth & experience of more fulfilling connections.
(610) 345-7284 View (610) 345-7284
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Christine M Baur
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
My clients often tell me how safe and comfortable they feel in our work together. I dedicate myself to creating an environment of trust, acceptance, and empowerment where my clients can discuss their innermost thoughts, feelings and fears without any judgement. For over 17 years I've worked to help my clients explore and learn healthier ways to cope with and change the parts of their lives that cause them pain or discomfort. I am incredibly passionate about the work I do and am truly dedicated toward helping people create happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives through positive lasting change.
My clients often tell me how safe and comfortable they feel in our work together. I dedicate myself to creating an environment of trust, acceptance, and empowerment where my clients can discuss their innermost thoughts, feelings and fears without any judgement. For over 17 years I've worked to help my clients explore and learn healthier ways to cope with and change the parts of their lives that cause them pain or discomfort. I am incredibly passionate about the work I do and am truly dedicated toward helping people create happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives through positive lasting change.
(267) 394-9722 View (267) 394-9722
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Elizabeth Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Eastern University, graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis from Capella University, a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and am able to diagnose ADHD, anxiety and mood related disorders.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Eastern University, graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis from Capella University, a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and am able to diagnose ADHD, anxiety and mood related disorders.
(610) 572-3477 View (610) 572-3477
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Djola McGowan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Hey, I am Djola McGowan, also lovingly called DJ. I am a neurodivergent Licensed Professional Counselor, based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I identify as a woman and use the pronouns she/her. I am also a first-generation American, hailing from the land of wood and water Jamaica. I understand therapy to be a revolutionary act of self-care, and I view therapy as a collaborative process, she looks forward to working with her clients to find the best path to achieving their goals for wellness.
Hey, I am Djola McGowan, also lovingly called DJ. I am a neurodivergent Licensed Professional Counselor, based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I identify as a woman and use the pronouns she/her. I am also a first-generation American, hailing from the land of wood and water Jamaica. I understand therapy to be a revolutionary act of self-care, and I view therapy as a collaborative process, she looks forward to working with her clients to find the best path to achieving their goals for wellness.
(484) 603-6643 View (484) 603-6643
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Ali Hittman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
I strive to provide therapy that helps my clients to feel both cared for and supported. Whether it be the dissolution of a marriage, the birth of a child, or a difficult interpersonal relationship, together we will work to understand your experience of these major life transitions. We will explore your values, what you hope to gain from therapy, and how you see your life becoming more fulfilling.
I strive to provide therapy that helps my clients to feel both cared for and supported. Whether it be the dissolution of a marriage, the birth of a child, or a difficult interpersonal relationship, together we will work to understand your experience of these major life transitions. We will explore your values, what you hope to gain from therapy, and how you see your life becoming more fulfilling.
(484) 214-2941 View (484) 214-2941
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Jesse J. Suh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families in psychotherapy, consultations and evaluations. (A) Treatments for substance and behavioral addiction have been a special area of interest and expertise, and I work closely with individuals who have concerns about their substance use, gambling or internet/gaming overuse. (B) I specialize in working with couples and families who experience relational difficulties and disruptive family functioning, between parents or in parent-child relations. (C) As a Korean-American clinician, I conduct evaluations and therapy with Asian-American young adults and their families.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families in psychotherapy, consultations and evaluations. (A) Treatments for substance and behavioral addiction have been a special area of interest and expertise, and I work closely with individuals who have concerns about their substance use, gambling or internet/gaming overuse. (B) I specialize in working with couples and families who experience relational difficulties and disruptive family functioning, between parents or in parent-child relations. (C) As a Korean-American clinician, I conduct evaluations and therapy with Asian-American young adults and their families.
(215) 977-4324 View (215) 977-4324
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DBT Program- Growth thru Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083  (Online Only)
We tend to think of change and acceptance as opposing truths, as if accepting our situation means doing nothing about it. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic approach that seeks to transcend this all-or-nothing way of thinking. It teaches us to radically accept our situation as it is, while still working to improve the things within our control. Instead of seeing change and acceptance as opposing truths, DBT allows us to see them as truths that reinforce each other. In other words: embracing acceptance can lead to change, and embracing change can lead to acceptance.
We tend to think of change and acceptance as opposing truths, as if accepting our situation means doing nothing about it. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic approach that seeks to transcend this all-or-nothing way of thinking. It teaches us to radically accept our situation as it is, while still working to improve the things within our control. Instead of seeing change and acceptance as opposing truths, DBT allows us to see them as truths that reinforce each other. In other words: embracing acceptance can lead to change, and embracing change can lead to acceptance.
(215) 607-2251 View (215) 607-2251
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Virago Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CST, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lower Merion, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Life can be tough, and it's okay to feel overwhelmed. I'm here to help you... Are you feeling utterly drained by the constant struggle of trying to balance a career, relationships, and self-care? The relentless pressure to excel, the persistent self-doubt that creeps in, the lurking fear of failure, the enduring presence of microaggressions, and the frustrating battle with pelvic pain or a diminished sex drive? And if you're a BIPOC and/or neurodivergent (ADHD/ADD) woman, these challenges take on an extra layer of complexity as you navigate a society that is often stacked against you.
Life can be tough, and it's okay to feel overwhelmed. I'm here to help you... Are you feeling utterly drained by the constant struggle of trying to balance a career, relationships, and self-care? The relentless pressure to excel, the persistent self-doubt that creeps in, the lurking fear of failure, the enduring presence of microaggressions, and the frustrating battle with pelvic pain or a diminished sex drive? And if you're a BIPOC and/or neurodivergent (ADHD/ADD) woman, these challenges take on an extra layer of complexity as you navigate a society that is often stacked against you.
(410) 656-9353 View (410) 656-9353
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Rebekah Lipsky
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Merion, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Are you looking to initiate a major life change but keep getting in your own way of doing so? Or, has a major life change been thrust upon you and you’re having trouble adapting and coping? Do you struggle to believe that you ARE capable of finding the light through the dark road you're traveling? If so, I truly get it. I can professionally and personally attest to the challenges AND triumphs of getting through big life transitions. While I wish I could eradicate all difficult emotions and experiences you're facing, my goal is to help you move through them more effectively. You deserve to live in a better way. "Better" IS possible.
Are you looking to initiate a major life change but keep getting in your own way of doing so? Or, has a major life change been thrust upon you and you’re having trouble adapting and coping? Do you struggle to believe that you ARE capable of finding the light through the dark road you're traveling? If so, I truly get it. I can professionally and personally attest to the challenges AND triumphs of getting through big life transitions. While I wish I could eradicate all difficult emotions and experiences you're facing, my goal is to help you move through them more effectively. You deserve to live in a better way. "Better" IS possible.
(646) 632-1197 View (646) 632-1197
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Conor J Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
Are you dealing with mental health issues and ready to seek treatment? I'm here to help. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in treating adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma (PTSD), and OCD. I will help you create attainable goals to improve your daily life by utilizing evidence-based psychotherapy.
Are you dealing with mental health issues and ready to seek treatment? I'm here to help. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in treating adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma (PTSD), and OCD. I will help you create attainable goals to improve your daily life by utilizing evidence-based psychotherapy.
(267) 459-8796 View (267) 459-8796
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Brianna Haffner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
Are you concerned about your child, but not sure how to help them? Are you worried they may not open up in traditional talk therapy? As an art therapist, I may be able to help. I specialize in working with school-aged children and their families, and believe parents and caregivers play a pivotal role in their child’s healing. I work to help kids understand their challenges and feelings, as well as develop strategies to overcome and cope with them. I also offer parent sessions to help you best support your child and help them practice the skills they learn in session.
Are you concerned about your child, but not sure how to help them? Are you worried they may not open up in traditional talk therapy? As an art therapist, I may be able to help. I specialize in working with school-aged children and their families, and believe parents and caregivers play a pivotal role in their child’s healing. I work to help kids understand their challenges and feelings, as well as develop strategies to overcome and cope with them. I also offer parent sessions to help you best support your child and help them practice the skills they learn in session.
(610) 345-8103 View (610) 345-8103
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Cameron Cready-Pyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
No matter what you do, it never feels like success. When you aren't overwhelmed, it feels like you aren't doing enough, for yourself or your family. You came here because you know that this pattern of thinking is not what you want, but sometimes it feels like you might not deserve to feel better. I'm here to ask you one thing: doesn't every person deserve to live a life that centers around joy? I can help you to reach the potential of the life that you envision for yourself. Working with me, you can begin to notice hope about your future and confidence in your actions.
No matter what you do, it never feels like success. When you aren't overwhelmed, it feels like you aren't doing enough, for yourself or your family. You came here because you know that this pattern of thinking is not what you want, but sometimes it feels like you might not deserve to feel better. I'm here to ask you one thing: doesn't every person deserve to live a life that centers around joy? I can help you to reach the potential of the life that you envision for yourself. Working with me, you can begin to notice hope about your future and confidence in your actions.
(215) 273-9423 View (215) 273-9423
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Virtual Psychedelic Integration Group: The Ko-Op
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Merion, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Integration is a process in which a person revisits and actively engages in making sense of, working through, translating, and processing the content of their psychedelic experience. Through intentional and supportive practices, this process allows one to gradually capture and incorporate the emergent lessons and insights into their lives, thus moving toward greater balance and wholeness, both internally and externally.
Integration is a process in which a person revisits and actively engages in making sense of, working through, translating, and processing the content of their psychedelic experience. Through intentional and supportive practices, this process allows one to gradually capture and incorporate the emergent lessons and insights into their lives, thus moving toward greater balance and wholeness, both internally and externally.
(215) 461-3156 View (215) 461-3156
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Mary Fair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Are you hard on yourself? Do you feel overwhelmed by worry or stress? Or maybe you live with a painful history that you don't quite feel like you've been able to move past? I can help you develop the skills, such as embodied self-compassion, to feel more peaceful and empowered. Developing a kinder, more supportive relationship to yourself can not only help you heal from the past and feel more hopeful about the future, it can also allow you to experience a felt sense of security and fulfillment in the present and to improve your relationships with others. If you'd like support in creating a more satisfying, joyful life, reach out!
Are you hard on yourself? Do you feel overwhelmed by worry or stress? Or maybe you live with a painful history that you don't quite feel like you've been able to move past? I can help you develop the skills, such as embodied self-compassion, to feel more peaceful and empowered. Developing a kinder, more supportive relationship to yourself can not only help you heal from the past and feel more hopeful about the future, it can also allow you to experience a felt sense of security and fulfillment in the present and to improve your relationships with others. If you'd like support in creating a more satisfying, joyful life, reach out!
(267) 327-4667 View (267) 327-4667
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Sarah Lobb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Lower Merion, PA 19083
What brings you to seek therapy is personal, important, and deserving of attention. I offer a non-judgmental and safe space to learn, grow, and share. I support adults as they confront transformation and change, such as relationship issues, grief and loss, and adjustment to illness. I have extensive experience helping people cultivate and maintain recovery from using substances.
What brings you to seek therapy is personal, important, and deserving of attention. I offer a non-judgmental and safe space to learn, grow, and share. I support adults as they confront transformation and change, such as relationship issues, grief and loss, and adjustment to illness. I have extensive experience helping people cultivate and maintain recovery from using substances.
(215) 770-9516 View (215) 770-9516
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Debbie Tannenbaum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Merion, PA 19083
Clients with whom I work report experiencing greater ease in their daily lives, more connections, and greater compassion for Self and others. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual, family, and group therapy services to adults and teens for over 19 years. My therapeutic style is collaborative, compassionate, and relational. I am here to support you in feeling understood, valued, and capable of obtaining what you want in life. Contact me to find out how I can help you experience more ease expressing yourself, self-acceptance, and new ways of understanding and responding to your current life stressors.
Clients with whom I work report experiencing greater ease in their daily lives, more connections, and greater compassion for Self and others. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual, family, and group therapy services to adults and teens for over 19 years. My therapeutic style is collaborative, compassionate, and relational. I am here to support you in feeling understood, valued, and capable of obtaining what you want in life. Contact me to find out how I can help you experience more ease expressing yourself, self-acceptance, and new ways of understanding and responding to your current life stressors.
(610) 421-0436 View (610) 421-0436

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Jill Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
While I consider myself to be a versatile therapist, much of my work is focused on the needs of adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as individuals experiencing or considering life transitions. I have received post-graduate training in treating children, adults and families experiencing bereavement and individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. My approach is best described as client-centered, but I utilize the theories and strategies of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy and narrative therapy in my work.
While I consider myself to be a versatile therapist, much of my work is focused on the needs of adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as individuals experiencing or considering life transitions. I have received post-graduate training in treating children, adults and families experiencing bereavement and individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. My approach is best described as client-centered, but I utilize the theories and strategies of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy and narrative therapy in my work.
(215) 486-0382 View (215) 486-0382
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Mary F Lazar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041
Developmental Neuropsychology Associates, P.C. consists of two neuropsychologists who specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. 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 two neuropsychologists who specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. 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.
(610) 214-3134 View (610) 214-3134
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Dina H. Harth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Dr. Dina Harth provides psychological services to individuals, couples and families of all ages who are coping with issues across the lifespan. She uses an integrative approach, combining cognitive-behavioral principles with insight-oriented, as well as marital and family therapies. She provides individualized treatment based on the needs and style of each client.
Dr. Dina Harth provides psychological services to individuals, couples and families of all ages who are coping with issues across the lifespan. She uses an integrative approach, combining cognitive-behavioral principles with insight-oriented, as well as marital and family therapies. She provides individualized treatment based on the needs and style of each client.
(610) 526-0755 View (610) 526-0755

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lower Merion, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lower Merion, PA who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
94% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Medicare

How Therapists in Lower Merion, PA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
18% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lower Merion?

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.