Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Gary Berkowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with many years of experience in cognitive behavioral therapy. I have had success using CBT for anxiety, panic, insomnia, and chronic pain. Treatment is goal oriented, skill based, and backed by research. I will teach you to replace ineffective, automatic thoughts and behaviors with more functional ones. You will learn techniques to quiet your mind. We will also explore the scientific principles of learning and behavior that will help you make long-lasting changes. By practicing these new skills, you can fight back against nagging self-doubt and ruminative thinking.
I am a licensed psychologist with many years of experience in cognitive behavioral therapy. I have had success using CBT for anxiety, panic, insomnia, and chronic pain. Treatment is goal oriented, skill based, and backed by research. I will teach you to replace ineffective, automatic thoughts and behaviors with more functional ones. You will learn techniques to quiet your mind. We will also explore the scientific principles of learning and behavior that will help you make long-lasting changes. By practicing these new skills, you can fight back against nagging self-doubt and ruminative thinking.
(484) 729-8840 View (484) 729-8840
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Susanna Baldwin Vargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19123  (Online Only)
Is this your first time seeking therapy? We may be a great fit! In therapy, we explore things that get in the way of your ability to connect to yourself or your relationships with others. We address the fullness of the human experience that can range from fears, losses, and heartbreak to success, well-being, and self-empowerment. We identify your personal strengths and develop tools together that enable you to better manage present and future changes and challenges as they arise. I also have experience working with healthcare providers.
Is this your first time seeking therapy? We may be a great fit! In therapy, we explore things that get in the way of your ability to connect to yourself or your relationships with others. We address the fullness of the human experience that can range from fears, losses, and heartbreak to success, well-being, and self-empowerment. We identify your personal strengths and develop tools together that enable you to better manage present and future changes and challenges as they arise. I also have experience working with healthcare providers.
(267) 656-6070 View (267) 656-6070
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Reena R Kolar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Are you a student or professional facing academic, social, or emotional issues? Are you struggling to manage anxiety, depression, or relationships? Life transitions, daily stress, relationship concerns, depression or past trauma can be difficult to handle on your own. If you are unsure where to go for counseling or if local therapists have long waiting lists, I might be able to help. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or just need extra support, please reach out. We can get started with a free call to discuss your concerns and come up with a plan that fits into your busy schedule.
Are you a student or professional facing academic, social, or emotional issues? Are you struggling to manage anxiety, depression, or relationships? Life transitions, daily stress, relationship concerns, depression or past trauma can be difficult to handle on your own. If you are unsure where to go for counseling or if local therapists have long waiting lists, I might be able to help. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or just need extra support, please reach out. We can get started with a free call to discuss your concerns and come up with a plan that fits into your busy schedule.
(484) 972-0334 View (484) 972-0334
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Virtual Psychedelic Integration Group: The Ko-Op
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (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 x5 View (215) 461-3156 x5
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Rita Woidislawsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I can help people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. I am also capable of assisting patients dealing with anxiety and stress which often lead to these disorders.
I can help people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. I am also capable of assisting patients dealing with anxiety and stress which often lead to these disorders.
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Lulu Duffy-Tumasz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Waitlist for new clients
My experience working with LGBTQ people and clients of various backgrounds in mental health settings has shown me that personal change occurs best through relationships based on trust, and a common purpose. Relationships where you are encouraged to say what’s on your mind, be challenged, take risks, and gain new insights. In our sessions, I will focus on honoring your autonomy as we work towards your goals for therapy. My intention is not to teach you a “correct way to live" but instead to learn what already works for you and help create a space to explore yourself further leading to new possibilities for your life.
My experience working with LGBTQ people and clients of various backgrounds in mental health settings has shown me that personal change occurs best through relationships based on trust, and a common purpose. Relationships where you are encouraged to say what’s on your mind, be challenged, take risks, and gain new insights. In our sessions, I will focus on honoring your autonomy as we work towards your goals for therapy. My intention is not to teach you a “correct way to live" but instead to learn what already works for you and help create a space to explore yourself further leading to new possibilities for your life.
(215) 999-3081 View (215) 999-3081
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Zemi Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
Have you ever found yourself wondering: why does this keep happening? Perhaps your relationships all tend to end the same or your friendships never seem as close as you thought they were. Or no matter what you do you can't seem to shake this feeling of worry or sadness. We are dedicated to helping you in understanding your depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, relationship distress/sexual difficulties, gender identity issues, & parent-child relationships (just to name a few) and assisting you in making the changes to improve.
Have you ever found yourself wondering: why does this keep happening? Perhaps your relationships all tend to end the same or your friendships never seem as close as you thought they were. Or no matter what you do you can't seem to shake this feeling of worry or sadness. We are dedicated to helping you in understanding your depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, relationship distress/sexual difficulties, gender identity issues, & parent-child relationships (just to name a few) and assisting you in making the changes to improve.
(484) 361-4210 View (484) 361-4210
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Corinne Kneis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, EdM, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19104
One of my favorite psychologists said,“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” I believe in your potential for growth and I’m grateful for the opportunity to support you along the way! I work with adults navigating life transitions, relationship challenges, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem concerns, adverse childhood experiences, grief/loss, and other emotional struggles. My clients are often seeking personal growth, strengthened relationships, improved confidence, and increased mental calmness.
One of my favorite psychologists said,“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” I believe in your potential for growth and I’m grateful for the opportunity to support you along the way! I work with adults navigating life transitions, relationship challenges, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem concerns, adverse childhood experiences, grief/loss, and other emotional struggles. My clients are often seeking personal growth, strengthened relationships, improved confidence, and increased mental calmness.
(215) 608-6300 View (215) 608-6300
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Julianna Fomenko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
Making sense of your anxieties, fears or depression can feel overwhelming. We all have the need to be connected and challenged so that we can grow into our best self. I believe that therapy should be hard but rewarding work that can be translated into actionable behavior outside of treatment. The cornerstone of making change is finding a therapist who promotes a sense of safety, compassion and respect to allow your true self to emerge and thrive. I have over 15 years of clinical practice experience in New York City and Philadelphia and value working with diverse individuals and families.
Making sense of your anxieties, fears or depression can feel overwhelming. We all have the need to be connected and challenged so that we can grow into our best self. I believe that therapy should be hard but rewarding work that can be translated into actionable behavior outside of treatment. The cornerstone of making change is finding a therapist who promotes a sense of safety, compassion and respect to allow your true self to emerge and thrive. I have over 15 years of clinical practice experience in New York City and Philadelphia and value working with diverse individuals and families.
(215) 278-4425 View (215) 278-4425
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Chenglu Ding
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, MPhilEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Are you feeling down, anxious, and isolated? Are you experiencing struggles with work, life transitions, or unresolved trauma? I am passionate about working with adults, children, couples, and families who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, and life transitions. I am also dedicated to assisting immigrants and international students in navigating adjustments to American culture.
Are you feeling down, anxious, and isolated? Are you experiencing struggles with work, life transitions, or unresolved trauma? I am passionate about working with adults, children, couples, and families who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, and life transitions. I am also dedicated to assisting immigrants and international students in navigating adjustments to American culture.
(267) 389-9369 View (267) 389-9369
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Brian Mullan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19104  (Online Only)
Brian Mullan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with almost 10 years of experience in the mental wellness field. He believes firmly in client empowerment and autonomy and works with individuals to overcome challenges in order to achieve their maximum possible growth. He specializes in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, survivors of racial trauma and injustice, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. Brian completed his Master of Counseling Psychology (MA) degree at Delaware Valley University, with a specialized focus in Social Justice counseling.
Brian Mullan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with almost 10 years of experience in the mental wellness field. He believes firmly in client empowerment and autonomy and works with individuals to overcome challenges in order to achieve their maximum possible growth. He specializes in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, survivors of racial trauma and injustice, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. Brian completed his Master of Counseling Psychology (MA) degree at Delaware Valley University, with a specialized focus in Social Justice counseling.
(267) 291-0415 View (267) 291-0415
Ann Itzkowitz
Psychologist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I am a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist with over 40 years of clinical experience. I work in individual, couple and family therapy formats with children, adolescents and adults who experience a variety of behavioral, emotional and relational problems. I am accustomed to dealing with sometimes thorny, complex situations that have been going on for a long time and may be difficult to resolve. In addition to providing direct therapy to clients, I am also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and offer training and supervision to therapists.
I am a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist with over 40 years of clinical experience. I work in individual, couple and family therapy formats with children, adolescents and adults who experience a variety of behavioral, emotional and relational problems. I am accustomed to dealing with sometimes thorny, complex situations that have been going on for a long time and may be difficult to resolve. In addition to providing direct therapy to clients, I am also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and offer training and supervision to therapists.
(215) 392-6147 View (215) 392-6147
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Holly Anne Smith
Life, coach
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125
As an experience addictions specialist for over 15 years, my goal is to offer guidance to families and individuals who feel lost in a world of addiction. From life coaching, coping skill development, to sharing resources and providing feedback on other issues, (love addiction and substance abuse), I can help you find recovery, peace and serenity. I have recovered from my own addictions, and through coaching I would like impact others in aiding to help change their lives.
As an experience addictions specialist for over 15 years, my goal is to offer guidance to families and individuals who feel lost in a world of addiction. From life coaching, coping skill development, to sharing resources and providing feedback on other issues, (love addiction and substance abuse), I can help you find recovery, peace and serenity. I have recovered from my own addictions, and through coaching I would like impact others in aiding to help change their lives.
(215) 337-2248 View (215) 337-2248
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Matthew Berry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CADC, CASAC-2, CDBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you having substance use problems? Are you having trouble with your identity? Difficulty managing emotions? Making changes can be overwhelming, but I am here to guide you through this journey. I will listen and give feedback. We will practice going over different types of techniques in order to improve your daily life and to reach your goals. This is a safe space that is nonjudgmental where you can feel comfortable to be who you are.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you having substance use problems? Are you having trouble with your identity? Difficulty managing emotions? Making changes can be overwhelming, but I am here to guide you through this journey. I will listen and give feedback. We will practice going over different types of techniques in order to improve your daily life and to reach your goals. This is a safe space that is nonjudgmental where you can feel comfortable to be who you are.
(484) 729-9490 View (484) 729-9490
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Dr. Vanessa Alvarez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104  (Online Only)
I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome! It’s hard being human, and therapy can help. You may be wondering how therapy works. There is no magic involved and no cure for being human. The work we do in therapy, like our own brilliantly imperfect humanity, will get messy. Together we strive for progress, not perfection. Therapy can be useful to just about anyone. Our lives are filled with inevitable challenges, at times small, but nonetheless important. The truth is you don’t need to be in crisis to seek support. Your struggles, no matter how big or small, are real and valid.
I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome! It’s hard being human, and therapy can help. You may be wondering how therapy works. There is no magic involved and no cure for being human. The work we do in therapy, like our own brilliantly imperfect humanity, will get messy. Together we strive for progress, not perfection. Therapy can be useful to just about anyone. Our lives are filled with inevitable challenges, at times small, but nonetheless important. The truth is you don’t need to be in crisis to seek support. Your struggles, no matter how big or small, are real and valid.
(305) 699-2024 View (305) 699-2024
Photo of Beth Rosenwasser, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Beth Rosenwasser
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Reaching out is the 1st step toward feeling relief and achieving personal, family or professional goals. Therapy offers private time with support to take a fresh look at your situation and evaluate options. I bring to the room more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice, as well as designing and directing treatment programs, training therapists, and publishing in the field. People I work with tell me I am easy to talk to, warm and non-judgmental. They appreciate my ability to 'keep it real,' helping develop practical solutions in 3 - 12 sessions, or in longer-term therapy.
Reaching out is the 1st step toward feeling relief and achieving personal, family or professional goals. Therapy offers private time with support to take a fresh look at your situation and evaluate options. I bring to the room more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice, as well as designing and directing treatment programs, training therapists, and publishing in the field. People I work with tell me I am easy to talk to, warm and non-judgmental. They appreciate my ability to 'keep it real,' helping develop practical solutions in 3 - 12 sessions, or in longer-term therapy.
(484) 334-2963 View (484) 334-2963
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Cameron O'Mara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19109  (Online Only)
Therapy creates a space in which you can openly explore your thoughts and feelings, try out new ideas, and make sense of past and present within a safe and supportive relationship. I see it as a source of understanding and empowerment - it allows us to better know ourselves and also to be ourselves in the world more fully and freely. I treat a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, existential concerns, complex trauma, relationship difficulties, issues related to gender and sexuality, life transitions, and challenges that arise in academia. I welcome starting from either more immediate or long-term concerns.
Therapy creates a space in which you can openly explore your thoughts and feelings, try out new ideas, and make sense of past and present within a safe and supportive relationship. I see it as a source of understanding and empowerment - it allows us to better know ourselves and also to be ourselves in the world more fully and freely. I treat a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, existential concerns, complex trauma, relationship difficulties, issues related to gender and sexuality, life transitions, and challenges that arise in academia. I welcome starting from either more immediate or long-term concerns.
(484) 254-5126 View (484) 254-5126
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Monica Santiago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19123  (Online Only)
Seeking help and support is a sign of personal strength, not an admission of weakness. However, this is not the message we always receive from those around us. Engaging in therapy can be a scary thing to sign up for. I take this into account when meeting with my clients. I believe in providing my clients with a sincere effort to build a therapeutic relationship by getting to know each person and providing professional, honest feedback to move forward towards their personal growth. I believe in addressing personal goals and checking in on where the client’s mindset is, as life tends to throw us unexpected changes at unexpected times.
Seeking help and support is a sign of personal strength, not an admission of weakness. However, this is not the message we always receive from those around us. Engaging in therapy can be a scary thing to sign up for. I take this into account when meeting with my clients. I believe in providing my clients with a sincere effort to build a therapeutic relationship by getting to know each person and providing professional, honest feedback to move forward towards their personal growth. I believe in addressing personal goals and checking in on where the client’s mindset is, as life tends to throw us unexpected changes at unexpected times.
(267) 574-9345 View (267) 574-9345
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Madeleine S May
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
Hi! I am an individual, relationship, and sex therapist who wants to help you feel better in every area of your life. I use an empathic, collaborative approach to meet you where you are, helping you to explore the best ways to accomplish your goals. I want to help you find clarity around what would make your life more satisfying and how to make that happen. Working with me means finding patterns in your life that are no longer serving you and identifying next steps to make the changes you desire. Working with me means discovering and understanding yourself on a deep level and empowering yourself to live authentically.
Hi! I am an individual, relationship, and sex therapist who wants to help you feel better in every area of your life. I use an empathic, collaborative approach to meet you where you are, helping you to explore the best ways to accomplish your goals. I want to help you find clarity around what would make your life more satisfying and how to make that happen. Working with me means finding patterns in your life that are no longer serving you and identifying next steps to make the changes you desire. Working with me means discovering and understanding yourself on a deep level and empowering yourself to live authentically.
(215) 608-7448 View (215) 608-7448
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Kara Bacchia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to manage anxiety, stress or depression? Do you feel like it's hard to maintain relationships whether they're romantic, friendships or with family members? Please reach out for help! I work with clients who are feeling overwhelmed in these areas of their lives. Clients often present to me looking to learn how to set boundaries, move on from unhealthy partners and find more meaningful relationships. We'll work together in sessions to process emotions and experiences. We'll bring awareness to unhealthy patterns and help you move towards living a life more aligned with your goals.
Are you struggling to manage anxiety, stress or depression? Do you feel like it's hard to maintain relationships whether they're romantic, friendships or with family members? Please reach out for help! I work with clients who are feeling overwhelmed in these areas of their lives. Clients often present to me looking to learn how to set boundaries, move on from unhealthy partners and find more meaningful relationships. We'll work together in sessions to process emotions and experiences. We'll bring awareness to unhealthy patterns and help you move towards living a life more aligned with your goals.
(215) 607-6996 View (215) 607-6996

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$143

Therapists in Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
60% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Philadelphia, PA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Philadelphia?

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.