Therapists in North Wales, PA

Photo of Laurie Heller Msw Lcsw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Wales, PA
Laurie Heller Msw Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
My practice is dedicated to assist individuals, couples, and families by empowering them to overcome adversities. Entering therapy is a step in demonstrating strength and resiliency. I have an appreciation for this strength and consider it an important part of the therapy process. I approach each client with respect on where they are at the time when entering therapy. When personal growth is felt and experienced it can be rewarding and life altering. It is my intention and responsibility to be an active listener, give thoughtful and educational input for growth and healing at the pace and needs of each client.
My practice is dedicated to assist individuals, couples, and families by empowering them to overcome adversities. Entering therapy is a step in demonstrating strength and resiliency. I have an appreciation for this strength and consider it an important part of the therapy process. I approach each client with respect on where they are at the time when entering therapy. When personal growth is felt and experienced it can be rewarding and life altering. It is my intention and responsibility to be an active listener, give thoughtful and educational input for growth and healing at the pace and needs of each client.
(215) 431-6675 View (215) 431-6675
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Dr. Jordan Seidel
Psychologist
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
I am rooted in an approach that predominantly pulls from existential-humanistic and psychodynamic psychologies. I believe that the client is the expert of their experience, and that their experience within the present can be connected to their experience of the past – creating and maintaining particular dynamics between the self and others. I also use the therapeutic relationship to inform the work – providing for corrective emotional experiences and empowering my clients to strive for the embodiment of an authentic self.
I am rooted in an approach that predominantly pulls from existential-humanistic and psychodynamic psychologies. I believe that the client is the expert of their experience, and that their experience within the present can be connected to their experience of the past – creating and maintaining particular dynamics between the self and others. I also use the therapeutic relationship to inform the work – providing for corrective emotional experiences and empowering my clients to strive for the embodiment of an authentic self.
(267) 732-1074 View (267) 732-1074
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Suzanne Iannuzzi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Wales, PA 19454
In order for effective change to happen in psychotherapy there has to be a good alliance between therapist and client. I seek to provide a sense of safety and understanding so that issues can be explored, overcome or reconciled. I work with people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress related illness, anger management problems and relationship issues. My intention is to help people improve their overall health, enhance their well being, recognize their inherent strengths and feel more fulfilled.
In order for effective change to happen in psychotherapy there has to be a good alliance between therapist and client. I seek to provide a sense of safety and understanding so that issues can be explored, overcome or reconciled. I work with people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress related illness, anger management problems and relationship issues. My intention is to help people improve their overall health, enhance their well being, recognize their inherent strengths and feel more fulfilled.
(215) 987-4652 View (215) 987-4652
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Springfield Psychological of North Wales
Psychologist
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
We are a friendly and professional mental health practice that has been providing outstanding and affordable therapy for adults, couples, families, teens, and children since 1985. With seven locations in Havertown, King of Prussia, North Wales, Philadelphia, Sinking Spring, Springfield, and West Chester as well as flexible scheduling options, we are able to offer appointments during the daytime, evening and weekends for your convenience. In addition, we accept most insurance plans.
We are a friendly and professional mental health practice that has been providing outstanding and affordable therapy for adults, couples, families, teens, and children since 1985. With seven locations in Havertown, King of Prussia, North Wales, Philadelphia, Sinking Spring, Springfield, and West Chester as well as flexible scheduling options, we are able to offer appointments during the daytime, evening and weekends for your convenience. In addition, we accept most insurance plans.
(610) 544-2110 View (610) 544-2110
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Jay M Burkholder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
My goal is to help clients grow and develop tools to move through the challenges they encounter. I work to create a safe place for clients to learn alternative ways to manage the stressors and conflicts in life that lead to anxiety, depression, PTSD, helplessness and hopelessness. I have been greatly honored to journey with individuals, couples and families as they navigate the challenges they face, make sense of their lives and feel better. I am continually amazed by the human spirit and each person’s ability to overcome adversity, even horrendous trauma.
My goal is to help clients grow and develop tools to move through the challenges they encounter. I work to create a safe place for clients to learn alternative ways to manage the stressors and conflicts in life that lead to anxiety, depression, PTSD, helplessness and hopelessness. I have been greatly honored to journey with individuals, couples and families as they navigate the challenges they face, make sense of their lives and feel better. I am continually amazed by the human spirit and each person’s ability to overcome adversity, even horrendous trauma.
(267) 662-1095 View (267) 662-1095
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Stephanie Fudge
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that follows a strength-based, client-centered approach. As a therapist, I believe it is important to be genuine in all aspects, while being able to utilize an eclectic approach in order to fit the needs of those seeking guidance. After graduating from Marywood University with a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings and have gained experience working with those who struggle with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, chemical dependency, grief and loss, self-esteem, assertiveness, and relationships (couples families etc).
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that follows a strength-based, client-centered approach. As a therapist, I believe it is important to be genuine in all aspects, while being able to utilize an eclectic approach in order to fit the needs of those seeking guidance. After graduating from Marywood University with a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings and have gained experience working with those who struggle with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, chemical dependency, grief and loss, self-esteem, assertiveness, and relationships (couples families etc).
(267) 656-6046 View (267) 656-6046
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BConneXted Counseling & Psychological Services @
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
As a compassionate therapist, award-winning transformational consultant, and leadership coach, I care about distressed individuals and organizations. I have spent more than thirty years working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma, helping them and troubled organizations to achieve inner peace, external self-awareness, self-understanding, self-reconciliation, self-acceptance, and balance through reflection, intention, positivity, persistence, and pride. I enable them to grow in self-confidence, conviction, and the remobilization of the thinking brain, catalyzing change and transcendence.
As a compassionate therapist, award-winning transformational consultant, and leadership coach, I care about distressed individuals and organizations. I have spent more than thirty years working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma, helping them and troubled organizations to achieve inner peace, external self-awareness, self-understanding, self-reconciliation, self-acceptance, and balance through reflection, intention, positivity, persistence, and pride. I enable them to grow in self-confidence, conviction, and the remobilization of the thinking brain, catalyzing change and transcendence.
(267) 367-6686 View (267) 367-6686
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Dr. Donna Tonrey and Associates
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Wales, PA 19454
My practice is dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families. Entering therapy is a significant decision and making this decision comes from a place of strength. I have an appreciation for this strength, and consider it an important part of the therapy process. Making personal changes can be challenging. The aim of therapy is to help people make changes within their thoughts, feelings, and relationships that lead to being their most authentic self. I consider myself as an invited guest into the client's life and it is an honor to be a part of the process.
My practice is dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families. Entering therapy is a significant decision and making this decision comes from a place of strength. I have an appreciation for this strength, and consider it an important part of the therapy process. Making personal changes can be challenging. The aim of therapy is to help people make changes within their thoughts, feelings, and relationships that lead to being their most authentic self. I consider myself as an invited guest into the client's life and it is an honor to be a part of the process.
(215) 613-4778 View (215) 613-4778
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Kristine LaRay Kershner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
Most days your body feels like it is on high alert, waiting for something bad to happen. You have feelings of danger panic or dread, and it is making it more and more difficult to get through your day. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, you tell yourself, but this nervousness and tension is starting to interfere in your day to day activities- work, family, friends and fun. You can’t concentrate and feel like you overthink everything. A restful night’s sleep seems to be a thing of the past, and you are worried it is impacting your physical health. As your irritability increases, you realize this is no way to live.
Most days your body feels like it is on high alert, waiting for something bad to happen. You have feelings of danger panic or dread, and it is making it more and more difficult to get through your day. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, you tell yourself, but this nervousness and tension is starting to interfere in your day to day activities- work, family, friends and fun. You can’t concentrate and feel like you overthink everything. A restful night’s sleep seems to be a thing of the past, and you are worried it is impacting your physical health. As your irritability increases, you realize this is no way to live.
(267) 656-6034 View (267) 656-6034
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Elena Saraga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
Entering therapy is an act of self care that takes courage. It is an opportunity to take pause and honor who we are and how we got here. My approach is to encourage clients to dig deep into what it means to be happy, content, and fulfilled. This process is as much about the questions as it is the answers. I work collaboratively with clients to better understand themselves and their relationships, build insight and distress tolerance, and to develop a "toolbox" to better communicate and relate with their loved ones. Combined, this results in a refined awareness of self and a deeper permission to feel, change, and grow.
Entering therapy is an act of self care that takes courage. It is an opportunity to take pause and honor who we are and how we got here. My approach is to encourage clients to dig deep into what it means to be happy, content, and fulfilled. This process is as much about the questions as it is the answers. I work collaboratively with clients to better understand themselves and their relationships, build insight and distress tolerance, and to develop a "toolbox" to better communicate and relate with their loved ones. Combined, this results in a refined awareness of self and a deeper permission to feel, change, and grow.
(215) 867-6680 View (215) 867-6680
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Stephanie Knauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454  (Online Only)
Hi there, I’m Stephanie! A little bit about me is that I have approximately five years of clinical experience. In 2016, I graduated from Shippensburg University with my bachelors degree in psychology and then continued at Shippensburg University to receive my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling graduating in 2018. I have worked in and with several different treatment modalities and settings with different populations to include inpatient behavioral health treatment with teens and adults in a psychiatric inpatient setting, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse counseling, and prison work.
Hi there, I’m Stephanie! A little bit about me is that I have approximately five years of clinical experience. In 2016, I graduated from Shippensburg University with my bachelors degree in psychology and then continued at Shippensburg University to receive my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling graduating in 2018. I have worked in and with several different treatment modalities and settings with different populations to include inpatient behavioral health treatment with teens and adults in a psychiatric inpatient setting, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse counseling, and prison work.
(267) 641-2179 View (267) 641-2179
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Dr. Jacqueline Burke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
Hi! My name is Jacqueline and I'm a licensed psychologist (PsyD in clinical psychology). I'm dedicated to providing services that are tailored to meet your individual needs, wants, and wellness goals. If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, ready to make some changes, or looking to find relief from longstanding struggles, I got you! I am currently accepting new clients ages 18+ seeking online (anywhere in PA) or in-person psychotherapy (North Wales office). I offer weekday, Saturday and evening appointments to help accommodate busy schedules. Reach out via voicemail or email to set up your free 15-minute phone consultation.
Hi! My name is Jacqueline and I'm a licensed psychologist (PsyD in clinical psychology). I'm dedicated to providing services that are tailored to meet your individual needs, wants, and wellness goals. If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, ready to make some changes, or looking to find relief from longstanding struggles, I got you! I am currently accepting new clients ages 18+ seeking online (anywhere in PA) or in-person psychotherapy (North Wales office). I offer weekday, Saturday and evening appointments to help accommodate busy schedules. Reach out via voicemail or email to set up your free 15-minute phone consultation.
(267) 310-1624 View (267) 310-1624
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Laura L Otto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
Not accepting new clients
I have a wide range of counseling experience in the mental health & addictions fields working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple & group settings. I have worked closely with people of various races, backgrounds & ethnicities. I have extensive experience providing solution focused therapy, reality therapy, interpersonal therapy & cognitive-behavioral therapies. I have a background in teaching & understand everyone learns differently. With this said, I do not take one particular approach to therapy and feel feedback is a crucial part of the therapeutic process.
I have a wide range of counseling experience in the mental health & addictions fields working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple & group settings. I have worked closely with people of various races, backgrounds & ethnicities. I have extensive experience providing solution focused therapy, reality therapy, interpersonal therapy & cognitive-behavioral therapies. I have a background in teaching & understand everyone learns differently. With this said, I do not take one particular approach to therapy and feel feedback is a crucial part of the therapeutic process.
(484) 626-5119 View (484) 626-5119
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Sally McGinty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
Not accepting new clients
Life can be exciting, scary, beautiful, painful, and most often is a combination of all of these. It may feel that the ground beneath us constantly shifts as we work to keep our balance. Some days it is a challenge just to get out of bed and face the day. Other days seem easy, we have energy and we wonder how to make it last. At times we may find ourselves engaging in unhealthy behaviors trying to quiet the anxiety that never completely resolves no matter how hard we try. Self-doubt creeps in, we question not only our choices but our very selves. Traumatic events, recent or remote, may shake our foundation and make us wonder if we will ever feel safe again. Life is hard and messy and beautiful, all at the same time. Therapy can help you discover your personal strengths and resources, allowing you to confidently face the hard and messy parts. Therapy can also help you connect with your courage to pursue and embrace all that makes life beautiful for you. In addition to acceptance, empathy and guidance, I offer my belief in your ability to grow and flourish when you can’t find it in yourself.
Life can be exciting, scary, beautiful, painful, and most often is a combination of all of these. It may feel that the ground beneath us constantly shifts as we work to keep our balance. Some days it is a challenge just to get out of bed and face the day. Other days seem easy, we have energy and we wonder how to make it last. At times we may find ourselves engaging in unhealthy behaviors trying to quiet the anxiety that never completely resolves no matter how hard we try. Self-doubt creeps in, we question not only our choices but our very selves. Traumatic events, recent or remote, may shake our foundation and make us wonder if we will ever feel safe again. Life is hard and messy and beautiful, all at the same time. Therapy can help you discover your personal strengths and resources, allowing you to confidently face the hard and messy parts. Therapy can also help you connect with your courage to pursue and embrace all that makes life beautiful for you. In addition to acceptance, empathy and guidance, I offer my belief in your ability to grow and flourish when you can’t find it in yourself.
(267) 657-3228 View (267) 657-3228
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Shawn Newdeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Wales, PA 19454
I believe that one of the most important aspects of psychotherapy is establishing trust with your therapist so you can openly and honestly discuss your specific hurdles. My area's of specific expertise are adolescent/adult depression and anxiety as well as working with individuals and couples struggling with infertility. My approach is client focused utilizing a professional network of both traditional and alternative therapies.
I believe that one of the most important aspects of psychotherapy is establishing trust with your therapist so you can openly and honestly discuss your specific hurdles. My area's of specific expertise are adolescent/adult depression and anxiety as well as working with individuals and couples struggling with infertility. My approach is client focused utilizing a professional network of both traditional and alternative therapies.
(215) 515-8893 View (215) 515-8893
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Annie Lam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Dr. Annie Lam and I am a licensed psychologist with 20+ years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan dealing with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I believe that the core of human development lays in forming and maintaining emotionally intimate relationships. I approach psychotherapy from an integrative perspective, combining relational psychodynamic, CBT, systemic, and experiential theories. I emphasize respect, warmth, mutuality, and collaboration. I will work hard to create a safe and supportive environment for you, focusing on exploring and understanding your history.
Hello! My name is Dr. Annie Lam and I am a licensed psychologist with 20+ years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan dealing with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I believe that the core of human development lays in forming and maintaining emotionally intimate relationships. I approach psychotherapy from an integrative perspective, combining relational psychodynamic, CBT, systemic, and experiential theories. I emphasize respect, warmth, mutuality, and collaboration. I will work hard to create a safe and supportive environment for you, focusing on exploring and understanding your history.
(617) 958-7315 View (617) 958-7315
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Stacey Simpson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CNLP, CHT, CYT200
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
I love being a counselor and a teacher. I like helping people figure out what they want from their life and how to make the changes and tap into the resources to make that happen. To learn how to create balance in every area. One of my favorite expressions is people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. The reason I became a counselor is to help make a difference one person at a time.
I love being a counselor and a teacher. I like helping people figure out what they want from their life and how to make the changes and tap into the resources to make that happen. To learn how to create balance in every area. One of my favorite expressions is people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. The reason I became a counselor is to help make a difference one person at a time.
(267) 915-2991 x808 View (267) 915-2991 x808
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Megan McKechnie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
It takes courage to reach out for assistance, I want to applaud you for your bravery and willingness to invest time in yourself. I am passionate about working with people to set goals that are meaningful to them and feel achievable. I strive to meet each client where they are at when they walk in for each session and create a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can explore life challenges. I hope that as a team, we can strengthen coping skills, problem-solving abilities and create a future that is more in line with your values.
It takes courage to reach out for assistance, I want to applaud you for your bravery and willingness to invest time in yourself. I am passionate about working with people to set goals that are meaningful to them and feel achievable. I strive to meet each client where they are at when they walk in for each session and create a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can explore life challenges. I hope that as a team, we can strengthen coping skills, problem-solving abilities and create a future that is more in line with your values.
(267) 399-4495 View (267) 399-4495
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Alicia D'Alessandro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454  (Online Only)
Relationships are a big part of our lives. Whether it be with a parent, friend or a significant other, managing them can be difficult. My training as a couple and family therapist has prepared me to help my clients resolve interpersonal issues and form loving and rewarding relationships.
Relationships are a big part of our lives. Whether it be with a parent, friend or a significant other, managing them can be difficult. My training as a couple and family therapist has prepared me to help my clients resolve interpersonal issues and form loving and rewarding relationships.
(267) 352-4157 View (267) 352-4157
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Lizzie Parks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Wales, PA 19454
Lizzie is an LCSW committed to helping children, adolescents, and their families. Her work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs that are preventing a client from reaching their personal goals. She believes in taking a collaborative, solution-focused approach to helping clients.
Lizzie is an LCSW committed to helping children, adolescents, and their families. Her work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs that are preventing a client from reaching their personal goals. She believes in taking a collaborative, solution-focused approach to helping clients.
(267) 458-7389 View (267) 458-7389

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in North Wales, PA

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in North Wales, PA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
86% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
64% Relationship Issues
64% Coping Skills
58% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
78% Highmark
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in North Wales, PA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Wales?

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.