Therapists in Media, PA

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Renee Balthrop
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. In doing this work, I have had the extraordinary experience of helping patients live more meaningful and satisfying lives. Patients often gain self-awareness, see others more clearly and make positive life changes. I use new research findings and the principles of depth psychology to better understand the way an individual's mind works, to identify longstanding patterns and to determine their effect on mood and life circumstances. This informs the identification of goals and supports their achievement. WEBSITE: BodySoulWorks.com
I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. In doing this work, I have had the extraordinary experience of helping patients live more meaningful and satisfying lives. Patients often gain self-awareness, see others more clearly and make positive life changes. I use new research findings and the principles of depth psychology to better understand the way an individual's mind works, to identify longstanding patterns and to determine their effect on mood and life circumstances. This informs the identification of goals and supports their achievement. WEBSITE: BodySoulWorks.com
(610) 915-8431 View (610) 915-8431
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Rosetree Center for Healthy Sexuality
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACS, CCSOT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
Rosetree Center for Healthy Sexuality provides safe, confidential, sex-positive psychotherapy helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate their sexuality concerns. Rosetree Center for Healthy Sexuality believes that sex, if it is healthy and explicitly consensual, is positive. Sexual health is an essential part of overall well-being. Many experience sexual challenges at some point in their life yet they hesitate to reach out for help. We understand. Our confidential, sex-positive approach helps resolve concerns and reduce barriers to living a sexually fulfilled life. In addition, we provide forensic psychological services.
Rosetree Center for Healthy Sexuality provides safe, confidential, sex-positive psychotherapy helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate their sexuality concerns. Rosetree Center for Healthy Sexuality believes that sex, if it is healthy and explicitly consensual, is positive. Sexual health is an essential part of overall well-being. Many experience sexual challenges at some point in their life yet they hesitate to reach out for help. We understand. Our confidential, sex-positive approach helps resolve concerns and reduce barriers to living a sexually fulfilled life. In addition, we provide forensic psychological services.
(610) 638-6738 View (610) 638-6738
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Linda Friedman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
It’s well known that the best and sometimes only way to “better” is through. Finding the strength, motivation, and courage to work through challenges is easier said than done. The very fact that you’re on this page, looking for support, means that you’re moving in the right direction. One of the most important things impacting the success of therapy is the quality of the relationship between a therapist and their client. For this reason, it’s so important that you’re comfortable working closely with your therapist and have confidence that they have the expertise and experience to support you.
It’s well known that the best and sometimes only way to “better” is through. Finding the strength, motivation, and courage to work through challenges is easier said than done. The very fact that you’re on this page, looking for support, means that you’re moving in the right direction. One of the most important things impacting the success of therapy is the quality of the relationship between a therapist and their client. For this reason, it’s so important that you’re comfortable working closely with your therapist and have confidence that they have the expertise and experience to support you.
(484) 246-7578 View (484) 246-7578
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Brittany Morrow - Women's Issues - Postpartum - Life Transition Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Feeling like you haven't been yourself lately? Constantly trying to figure out "what's wrong" and how to fix it can be frustrating, so I'm glad you made it to my page! I am here to listen and support you on your way to figuring things out and feeling better. You may just need a safe and supportive space to sort things out and learn new healthier ways to cope. I help anxious and depressed women navigate relationships issues, life transitions, work stress, low self esteem, and feelings of overwhelm and being out of control. I love working with 20 somethings and moms in all stages of motherhood.
Feeling like you haven't been yourself lately? Constantly trying to figure out "what's wrong" and how to fix it can be frustrating, so I'm glad you made it to my page! I am here to listen and support you on your way to figuring things out and feeling better. You may just need a safe and supportive space to sort things out and learn new healthier ways to cope. I help anxious and depressed women navigate relationships issues, life transitions, work stress, low self esteem, and feelings of overwhelm and being out of control. I love working with 20 somethings and moms in all stages of motherhood.
(610) 890-4198 View (610) 890-4198
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Douglas Achtert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Douglas Achtert is a licensed clinical social worker and received their Master's in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. Doug sees adolescents, adults, and couples. They are an empowered meditation teacher in the Theravadan tradition and incorporate this background using a mindfulness based cognitive therapy approach towards clients with depression, grief, substance use issues, anxiety, or bipolar. Doug also utilizes the mind body connection and awareness to help with growth and meeting goals in all aspects of life.
Douglas Achtert is a licensed clinical social worker and received their Master's in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. Doug sees adolescents, adults, and couples. They are an empowered meditation teacher in the Theravadan tradition and incorporate this background using a mindfulness based cognitive therapy approach towards clients with depression, grief, substance use issues, anxiety, or bipolar. Doug also utilizes the mind body connection and awareness to help with growth and meeting goals in all aspects of life.
(484) 603-6109 View (484) 603-6109
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Marianne Giegerich
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
I believe that therapy can be beneficial for anyone who feels that they are not living up to their full potential. I treat adults of all ages and have a background working in college counseling, LGBTQ issues and treating addictions. I work with a variety of obstacles to mental health, including mental illness, stress, feeling down or anxious, and relationship problems. I help clients to define problems, cope and respond in healthier ways, and achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation for themselves. I provide therapy to individuals and couples as well as drug and alcohol evaluations.
I believe that therapy can be beneficial for anyone who feels that they are not living up to their full potential. I treat adults of all ages and have a background working in college counseling, LGBTQ issues and treating addictions. I work with a variety of obstacles to mental health, including mental illness, stress, feeling down or anxious, and relationship problems. I help clients to define problems, cope and respond in healthier ways, and achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation for themselves. I provide therapy to individuals and couples as well as drug and alcohol evaluations.
(484) 652-8119 View (484) 652-8119
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Erin Sharkey
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Erin Sharkey is a Master’s-Level clinician working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Erin creates a warm and accepting space in her work with adults and adolescents and is passionate about exploring each client's unique experiences and challenges to gain insight and achieve their goals. Erin sees clients working through depression, anxiety, body image and self-esteem issues, relationship problems, and life transitions. Further, Erin understands the unique challenges present in career exploration and enjoys supporting clients in identifying what a fulfilling professional life means for them and working toward it.
Erin Sharkey is a Master’s-Level clinician working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Erin creates a warm and accepting space in her work with adults and adolescents and is passionate about exploring each client's unique experiences and challenges to gain insight and achieve their goals. Erin sees clients working through depression, anxiety, body image and self-esteem issues, relationship problems, and life transitions. Further, Erin understands the unique challenges present in career exploration and enjoys supporting clients in identifying what a fulfilling professional life means for them and working toward it.
(610) 467-2084 View (610) 467-2084
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Kevin Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Kevin. You have taken an important step by reaching out for help. Well done! I encourage you to take the time needed to find a therapist that will meet your needs. This is your journey and you deserve a therapist that is the right fit. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 40 years of experience. I believe in a relationship-focused approach to therapy. I work with clients to build a safe space and to develop a supportive therapeutic relationship.
Hello, my name is Kevin. You have taken an important step by reaching out for help. Well done! I encourage you to take the time needed to find a therapist that will meet your needs. This is your journey and you deserve a therapist that is the right fit. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 40 years of experience. I believe in a relationship-focused approach to therapy. I work with clients to build a safe space and to develop a supportive therapeutic relationship.
(484) 513-2027 View (484) 513-2027
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Anna Malkiewicz
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
Anna Malkiewicz is a Post-Doctoral Psychologist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. She has a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. Anna works from a trauma-informed and multicultural awareness lens to better understand and support clients to work through distressing emotions and events. She utilizes self-compassion focused therapy as a foundation in her approach to best help clients reduce feelings of guilt and shame that may arise throughout treatment. Anna is passionate about helping clients process their emotions and exploring new adaptive coping skills to help individuals live a more fulfilling life.
Anna Malkiewicz is a Post-Doctoral Psychologist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. She has a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. Anna works from a trauma-informed and multicultural awareness lens to better understand and support clients to work through distressing emotions and events. She utilizes self-compassion focused therapy as a foundation in her approach to best help clients reduce feelings of guilt and shame that may arise throughout treatment. Anna is passionate about helping clients process their emotions and exploring new adaptive coping skills to help individuals live a more fulfilling life.
(484) 246-8422 View (484) 246-8422
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Ayana Starks
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Ayana Starks is a Pre-Licensed Therapist, currently pursuing her License in Professional Counselor. She has three years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate and would feel honored to be part of someone's healing journey and growth. Ayana has experience addressing a variety of clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, life transitions, and grief.
Ayana Starks is a Pre-Licensed Therapist, currently pursuing her License in Professional Counselor. She has three years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate and would feel honored to be part of someone's healing journey and growth. Ayana has experience addressing a variety of clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, life transitions, and grief.
(610) 707-8438 View (610) 707-8438
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Edith Hutchins-Stieglitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
Edith Hutchins-Stieglitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been practicing for 8 years and has experience with individual, family, and group therapy with adults, seniors, and children. Edith also has experience with residential treatment and intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization group therapy. She seeks to support clients to increase insight and awareness into themselves and their lives and empower them to create desired change. Edith completed her bachelor's degree in Sociology at UMass Boston and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Wheelock College.
Edith Hutchins-Stieglitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been practicing for 8 years and has experience with individual, family, and group therapy with adults, seniors, and children. Edith also has experience with residential treatment and intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization group therapy. She seeks to support clients to increase insight and awareness into themselves and their lives and empower them to create desired change. Edith completed her bachelor's degree in Sociology at UMass Boston and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Wheelock College.
(610) 379-1809 View (610) 379-1809
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Leigh Ann Carter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
I am a licensed psychologist providing psychotherapy services for individuals (ages 16+) experiencing anxiety, depression, women’s issues, self-esteem, grief/loss, relationship concerns, LGBTQ+ identity work, and life transitions. I also have extensive experience working with college/graduate student populations and professionals struggling with self-care and work-life balance. I believe in helping people work towards their goals by better understanding the issues and patterns that bring them to psychotherapy and exploring areas for change. I have co-authored the book Self-Care for Clinicians in Training.
I am a licensed psychologist providing psychotherapy services for individuals (ages 16+) experiencing anxiety, depression, women’s issues, self-esteem, grief/loss, relationship concerns, LGBTQ+ identity work, and life transitions. I also have extensive experience working with college/graduate student populations and professionals struggling with self-care and work-life balance. I believe in helping people work towards their goals by better understanding the issues and patterns that bring them to psychotherapy and exploring areas for change. I have co-authored the book Self-Care for Clinicians in Training.
(484) 326-3973 View (484) 326-3973
Photo of Megan Ellow, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Megan Ellow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed, anxious or stressed out all the time? Maybe you had an expectation about what life might be like but the reality is so much harder. You just want to feel better, to be happy and connected. Instead of enjoying your time with your family, you just feel angry or anxious all the time.
Are you overwhelmed, anxious or stressed out all the time? Maybe you had an expectation about what life might be like but the reality is so much harder. You just want to feel better, to be happy and connected. Instead of enjoying your time with your family, you just feel angry or anxious all the time.
(302) 405-7206 View (302) 405-7206
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Denise L Ring
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
Are you a frustrated parent looking to help your child or tennager function better at school or in the home? My name is Denise Ring, and I am a licensed professional counselor who has been hard at work for over 25 years helping families just like yours. I have extensive training and experience helping children and parents who are struggling with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and ADHD. My approach emphasizes providing compassion and support while also finding a clear path towards growth. Together we will work towards the positive changes that you wish to see.
Are you a frustrated parent looking to help your child or tennager function better at school or in the home? My name is Denise Ring, and I am a licensed professional counselor who has been hard at work for over 25 years helping families just like yours. I have extensive training and experience helping children and parents who are struggling with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and ADHD. My approach emphasizes providing compassion and support while also finding a clear path towards growth. Together we will work towards the positive changes that you wish to see.
(610) 890-5033 View (610) 890-5033
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Steven Simminger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
My job is to help you in resolving the pain that brought you to therapy. We have to understand what makes you unhappy and why it has painful meaning for you. We will look for the source of the pain. We will look at what you may be able to do to change your behavior and thought process to resolve and escape the hurt. We may work on changing patterns of behavior that are unconsciously self-defeating. Sometimes seeing things from a different prospective changes a lot. Any changes you choose to make in your thinking or in your behavior is up to you. I value your autonomy. My approach is cognitive behavioral.
My job is to help you in resolving the pain that brought you to therapy. We have to understand what makes you unhappy and why it has painful meaning for you. We will look for the source of the pain. We will look at what you may be able to do to change your behavior and thought process to resolve and escape the hurt. We may work on changing patterns of behavior that are unconsciously self-defeating. Sometimes seeing things from a different prospective changes a lot. Any changes you choose to make in your thinking or in your behavior is up to you. I value your autonomy. My approach is cognitive behavioral.
(484) 897-6792 View (484) 897-6792
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Jason D Vastardis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
Therapy is about being your best self. With over 13 years of experience, my goal is to create the ideal environment to discover hidden strengths, assets and resiliency. Whether the struggle is depression, trauma, grief, anxiety or relationships, Therapy is an opportunity to approach the issues from a new perspective. Do not hesitate to reach out for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are an ideal match.
Therapy is about being your best self. With over 13 years of experience, my goal is to create the ideal environment to discover hidden strengths, assets and resiliency. Whether the struggle is depression, trauma, grief, anxiety or relationships, Therapy is an opportunity to approach the issues from a new perspective. Do not hesitate to reach out for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are an ideal match.
(484) 296-0752 View (484) 296-0752
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Wendy Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
I work with female clients (ages 16-45) who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression as well as concerns in relationships (past or present), family of origin stress, grieving, self-confidence, trauma, or simply wanting a warm, non-judgmental space to talk through thoughts and feelings. I take great pride in the relationships I build with clients. Whether this is your first time coming to therapy or you've had past experiences, I'm looking forward to supporting you.
I work with female clients (ages 16-45) who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression as well as concerns in relationships (past or present), family of origin stress, grieving, self-confidence, trauma, or simply wanting a warm, non-judgmental space to talk through thoughts and feelings. I take great pride in the relationships I build with clients. Whether this is your first time coming to therapy or you've had past experiences, I'm looking forward to supporting you.
(484) 443-0041 View (484) 443-0041
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Marcelle Blair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Waitlist for new clients
Despite challenges one may face in their life or family; a happy, healthy, well-adjusted life can be possible with support. For many years I have valued being a psychotherapist. I provide clinical supervision to social workers and professional counselors seeking a LCSW and/or LPC certification. I have an ever increasing passion to help improve relationships at work, in families and marriages . I support those with stress and mood disorders like anxiety. If you are an essential worker, including mental health professional, or the family member anyone in the helping profession - I get it. We should talk.
Despite challenges one may face in their life or family; a happy, healthy, well-adjusted life can be possible with support. For many years I have valued being a psychotherapist. I provide clinical supervision to social workers and professional counselors seeking a LCSW and/or LPC certification. I have an ever increasing passion to help improve relationships at work, in families and marriages . I support those with stress and mood disorders like anxiety. If you are an essential worker, including mental health professional, or the family member anyone in the helping profession - I get it. We should talk.
(610) 679-9471 View (610) 679-9471
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Sonja Sepkowitz
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
The therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the therapeutic experience. When we start working together, we will first build this relationship then begin to explore what is no longer serving you. I believe that curiosity, compassion, and providing a safe environment will allow us to build a meaningful and genuine connection that will be the foundation of helping you move towards your goals. Many clients that I worked with began therapy feeling stuck and unsure what to do, and through our work together we created strategies so that they can live the life they want to live.
The therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the therapeutic experience. When we start working together, we will first build this relationship then begin to explore what is no longer serving you. I believe that curiosity, compassion, and providing a safe environment will allow us to build a meaningful and genuine connection that will be the foundation of helping you move towards your goals. Many clients that I worked with began therapy feeling stuck and unsure what to do, and through our work together we created strategies so that they can live the life they want to live.
(484) 271-0764 View (484) 271-0764
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Hayl Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Hello and welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced in supporting people from all walks of life in their trauma recovery. Trauma is not merely the external event that happened to you, but rather what happens inside of you as a result of the event that happened to you. Trauma occurs when we have adverse experiences that we are forced to face alone, such as having no secure attachment figure or safe space to process and integrate these experiences. Trauma is a deep psychological wound that deserves attention and care just as any wound does. Together we will embark on a journey to feel safe, secure, and understood.
Hello and welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced in supporting people from all walks of life in their trauma recovery. Trauma is not merely the external event that happened to you, but rather what happens inside of you as a result of the event that happened to you. Trauma occurs when we have adverse experiences that we are forced to face alone, such as having no secure attachment figure or safe space to process and integrate these experiences. Trauma is a deep psychological wound that deserves attention and care just as any wound does. Together we will embark on a journey to feel safe, secure, and understood.
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Number of Therapists in Media, PA

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Media, PA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
62% Stress
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
66% Highmark
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Media, PA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Media?

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.