Therapists in Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA

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Sarah-Ashley Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19132
It's more to life! Let's get you to the more! As a licensed professional counselor, my goal is to help you heal, communicate, and live! Your mental wellness is simply closer than you think. Let's start today!
It's more to life! Let's get you to the more! As a licensed professional counselor, my goal is to help you heal, communicate, and live! Your mental wellness is simply closer than you think. Let's start today!
(267) 490-4694 View (267) 490-4694
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Katherine M Schneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Everyone has a story and it is my privilege to be invited into yours. My unique blend of warmth and tenacity set me apart as a therapist and allow me to work with clients towards meaningful change. I value the relationships I form with clients and my goal is to make everyone I work with feel safe, respected and accepted for who they are. My practice is shaped by a combination of formal education and hands-on experience, including training in psychoanalysis, couples counseling, ExRP, play therapy and family therapy.
Everyone has a story and it is my privilege to be invited into yours. My unique blend of warmth and tenacity set me apart as a therapist and allow me to work with clients towards meaningful change. I value the relationships I form with clients and my goal is to make everyone I work with feel safe, respected and accepted for who they are. My practice is shaped by a combination of formal education and hands-on experience, including training in psychoanalysis, couples counseling, ExRP, play therapy and family therapy.
(215) 608-3494 View (215) 608-3494
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Atiya W Pope
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CMHC, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19129
My privilege as your therapist is to provide the opportunity and environment that will allow you as the client to feel safe to discuss any issue. I am a fully licensed clinical mental health counselor. As a professional, I always meet my clients where they are to help them transform and find change, learn growth and gain insight.
My privilege as your therapist is to provide the opportunity and environment that will allow you as the client to feel safe to discuss any issue. I am a fully licensed clinical mental health counselor. As a professional, I always meet my clients where they are to help them transform and find change, learn growth and gain insight.
(215) 782-6218 View (215) 782-6218
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Ashley Levins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19129  (Online Only)
I work best with people who see themselves as high-functioning or goal-oriented, but are struggling to get tasks started or wrap projects up. I enjoy conversations that are educational but fun, since I believe therapy should be a safe space to learn and ask awkward questions. I have many clients who would call themselves perfectionists and over-function out of necessity. I like helping people realize their full potential and to learn how to advocate for themselves with their loved ones or at work. If you've got goals, let's get them accomplished. If you don't know where to start, let's come up with some small ideas together!
I work best with people who see themselves as high-functioning or goal-oriented, but are struggling to get tasks started or wrap projects up. I enjoy conversations that are educational but fun, since I believe therapy should be a safe space to learn and ask awkward questions. I have many clients who would call themselves perfectionists and over-function out of necessity. I like helping people realize their full potential and to learn how to advocate for themselves with their loved ones or at work. If you've got goals, let's get them accomplished. If you don't know where to start, let's come up with some small ideas together!
(267) 651-1249 View (267) 651-1249
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Dr. Deangie Davis
PsyD
1 Endorsed
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19129  (Online Only)
You deserve to be heard and seen fully. Whether you’re going through a transitional period, craving support while caring for others, or seeking less stress and a more harmonious, balanced life—I’m here to listen, and hold the space you need. You’ve always been the person others turn to for support. Now, it’s time to rediscover your own voice and redefine your own priorities. I’ll be here to help you find the courage to commit to both. You deserve a therapist who earns your trust and works hard to understand you. I believe that therapy should have long-term impact—helping you create meaningful, lasting change in your life.
You deserve to be heard and seen fully. Whether you’re going through a transitional period, craving support while caring for others, or seeking less stress and a more harmonious, balanced life—I’m here to listen, and hold the space you need. You’ve always been the person others turn to for support. Now, it’s time to rediscover your own voice and redefine your own priorities. I’ll be here to help you find the courage to commit to both. You deserve a therapist who earns your trust and works hard to understand you. I believe that therapy should have long-term impact—helping you create meaningful, lasting change in your life.
(267) 214-2136 View (267) 214-2136
Ann Itzkowitz
Psychologist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19132
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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Amanda Geraci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19132
Not accepting new clients
I believe in individualized healing: that no two people are the same & we learn from each other's presence. We will decide together what works best for you to improve your quality of life and health & wellness. I believe self-image, self-worth, and personal well-being come from the stories we tell ourselves and the identities we exist in the world with. Addressing issues such as depression, anxiety & grief in a holistic way can bring about change and healing. I engage healing through increasing relationship fulfillment, improving body & self-image, nutrition assessment, life transition support, and recovery from trauma and loss.
I believe in individualized healing: that no two people are the same & we learn from each other's presence. We will decide together what works best for you to improve your quality of life and health & wellness. I believe self-image, self-worth, and personal well-being come from the stories we tell ourselves and the identities we exist in the world with. Addressing issues such as depression, anxiety & grief in a holistic way can bring about change and healing. I engage healing through increasing relationship fulfillment, improving body & self-image, nutrition assessment, life transition support, and recovery from trauma and loss.
(267) 699-3625 View (267) 699-3625
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Nancy Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19132
I am trained in object relations theory, but my experience as a high school counselor, family therapist and lawyer informs my flexible and practical approach. While offering a deep therapy experience that leads to enduring change and growth, I am mindful that patients need strategies to manage immediate concerns and feel relief during the change process. I approach patients with a belief that their early experiences and attachments have shaped the way they see themselves, how they approach relationships and what they expect from life. I seek to help patients develop new ways of relating that lead to healthier connections to others and increased autonomy.
I am trained in object relations theory, but my experience as a high school counselor, family therapist and lawyer informs my flexible and practical approach. While offering a deep therapy experience that leads to enduring change and growth, I am mindful that patients need strategies to manage immediate concerns and feel relief during the change process. I approach patients with a belief that their early experiences and attachments have shaped the way they see themselves, how they approach relationships and what they expect from life. I seek to help patients develop new ways of relating that lead to healthier connections to others and increased autonomy.
(267) 323-1224 View (267) 323-1224
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John Applegate, MD & Associates, LLC
MD
Verified
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19132
With years of experience and having earned the trust and respect of the Philadelphia Christian community, we are prepared to help you navigate the storms of life in good hands. With competent Christian psychiatrists, Christian psychologists, Biblical counselors and health coaching, we are well trained to address the complex interplay of body and soul.
With years of experience and having earned the trust and respect of the Philadelphia Christian community, we are prepared to help you navigate the storms of life in good hands. With competent Christian psychiatrists, Christian psychologists, Biblical counselors and health coaching, we are well trained to address the complex interplay of body and soul.
(215) 515-2821 View (215) 515-2821
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Jocelyn Jennings, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19132  (Online Only)
Good therapist "fit" is key. I am best suited to those who need an authentic and compassionate therapist who understands interpersonal relationships. Whether your loved one is exhibiting challenging behavior or whether you are struggling to feel a sense of joy and freedom in life, I have been helping people heal and achieve the relationships they desire with themselves, their partners, and/or their children for 20+ years. I see the root of all challenges as relational--whether it is how we relate to ourselves, others, to our distractions of choice, or to the stories we tell ourselves.
Good therapist "fit" is key. I am best suited to those who need an authentic and compassionate therapist who understands interpersonal relationships. Whether your loved one is exhibiting challenging behavior or whether you are struggling to feel a sense of joy and freedom in life, I have been helping people heal and achieve the relationships they desire with themselves, their partners, and/or their children for 20+ years. I see the root of all challenges as relational--whether it is how we relate to ourselves, others, to our distractions of choice, or to the stories we tell ourselves.
(215) 709-7939 View (215) 709-7939
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Oshun Family Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19132  (Online Only)
The core mission of Oshun Family Center is to provide racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions. Especially those impacted by postpartum mood changes, birth, and racial trauma. It is our goal to center the experiences of Black people and create a welcoming space for healing and refuge. CEO Saleemah McNeil is a Reproductive Psychotherapist, Certified Lactation Consultant, professionally trained Birth Doula, and a traumatic birth survivor. Saleemah has dedicated her work to helping families of color heal from traumatic birth experiences and transition into parenthood.
The core mission of Oshun Family Center is to provide racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions. Especially those impacted by postpartum mood changes, birth, and racial trauma. It is our goal to center the experiences of Black people and create a welcoming space for healing and refuge. CEO Saleemah McNeil is a Reproductive Psychotherapist, Certified Lactation Consultant, professionally trained Birth Doula, and a traumatic birth survivor. Saleemah has dedicated her work to helping families of color heal from traumatic birth experiences and transition into parenthood.
(267) 318-4144 View (267) 318-4144
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Allison Roman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19132
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I'm Allison. I'm glad you are taking the next step in addressing your mental health concerns and are considering working with a therapist. This is a big step and can be an intimidating one. It takes great courage to be vulnerable, especially with a new person! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in anxiety, OCD and related disorders. I empower individuals to take control of their lives, after often feeling pulled in a million directions by their mental health. I enjoy working with individuals ages 12-55, utilizing a variety of techniques and interventions.
Hello, I'm Allison. I'm glad you are taking the next step in addressing your mental health concerns and are considering working with a therapist. This is a big step and can be an intimidating one. It takes great courage to be vulnerable, especially with a new person! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in anxiety, OCD and related disorders. I empower individuals to take control of their lives, after often feeling pulled in a million directions by their mental health. I enjoy working with individuals ages 12-55, utilizing a variety of techniques and interventions.
(484) 496-1530 View (484) 496-1530
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M Dillie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19132  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm passionate about working with folks who share any of my identities and are seeking a therapist with similar lived experience. My main areas of interest include gender identity, disability/illness, autism, sexuality and relationships (including non-monogamy, kink, and sex work), and supporting other therapists and academics/scholars. I'm invested in serving other people living with Pentad Super Syndrome, as well. Those who are drawn to working with me often identify as radicals, misfits, outsiders, activists, and cycle breakers.
I'm passionate about working with folks who share any of my identities and are seeking a therapist with similar lived experience. My main areas of interest include gender identity, disability/illness, autism, sexuality and relationships (including non-monogamy, kink, and sex work), and supporting other therapists and academics/scholars. I'm invested in serving other people living with Pentad Super Syndrome, as well. Those who are drawn to working with me often identify as radicals, misfits, outsiders, activists, and cycle breakers.
(412) 754-7544 View (412) 754-7544
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Malanna Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
(616) 208-5418 View (616) 208-5418
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Emily Capelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA 19129  (Online Only)
Trauma often shows up in our lives in mysterious, sneaky ways. Those of us with trauma often find ourselves feeling confused in relationships, finding work that fulfills us, having depression and anxiety cycles, struggling with identity, and feeling like something is off or missing. For me, the challenges of today are patterns that trace back to our earliest relationships: the blueprints through which we understand love and attachment. I love working with individuals and groups who are navigating complex issues, especially folks from traumatic childhoods and Narcissistic families. My ideal client is curious and self-reflective.
Trauma often shows up in our lives in mysterious, sneaky ways. Those of us with trauma often find ourselves feeling confused in relationships, finding work that fulfills us, having depression and anxiety cycles, struggling with identity, and feeling like something is off or missing. For me, the challenges of today are patterns that trace back to our earliest relationships: the blueprints through which we understand love and attachment. I love working with individuals and groups who are navigating complex issues, especially folks from traumatic childhoods and Narcissistic families. My ideal client is curious and self-reflective.
(215) 709-7458 View (215) 709-7458

Online Therapists

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Carinthia Bank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MSc
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I view our sessions as opportunities to co-create a warm space where your whole self is welcome to be present for our work. Together, we can explore who you are and how you can build sustainable patterns for a life that feels meaningful and rewarding. I offer support for concerns such as balance in a life of rigorous performance, identity clarification and development, and navigating a variety of challenges and stuck points. While I have specialization in athlete and performing artist career transitions, I also value the opportunity to meet with a variety of people with different life experiences.
I view our sessions as opportunities to co-create a warm space where your whole self is welcome to be present for our work. Together, we can explore who you are and how you can build sustainable patterns for a life that feels meaningful and rewarding. I offer support for concerns such as balance in a life of rigorous performance, identity clarification and development, and navigating a variety of challenges and stuck points. While I have specialization in athlete and performing artist career transitions, I also value the opportunity to meet with a variety of people with different life experiences.
(267) 296-8282 View (267) 296-8282
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Alex Wasserman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19148
As a marriage and family therapist, I work with individuals, families, and people in relationships on a broad range of issues. I am here to listen, to understand, and to guide you towards the change you would like to see. I take time to learn about you, your history, and important life events in a process of co-discovery. During our work together, you will come to make links between the past and your current experience, while also discovering new tools and honing your own positive coping strategies.
As a marriage and family therapist, I work with individuals, families, and people in relationships on a broad range of issues. I am here to listen, to understand, and to guide you towards the change you would like to see. I take time to learn about you, your history, and important life events in a process of co-discovery. During our work together, you will come to make links between the past and your current experience, while also discovering new tools and honing your own positive coping strategies.
(267) 573-3872 View (267) 573-3872
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Heidi Hutman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
It's completely understandable if you are feeling stuck or lost lately. I work collaboratively with clients to get a sense of relief from the daily grind and uncover patterns that are getting in their way. I tailor my approach to each client’s unique background, context, and personality with the goal of developing supportive and productive therapeutic relationships. As a result, clients are able to cope more effectively with whatever immediate concerns or stressors they are experiencing as well as work toward long-term changes that will make a meaningful difference in their lives.
It's completely understandable if you are feeling stuck or lost lately. I work collaboratively with clients to get a sense of relief from the daily grind and uncover patterns that are getting in their way. I tailor my approach to each client’s unique background, context, and personality with the goal of developing supportive and productive therapeutic relationships. As a result, clients are able to cope more effectively with whatever immediate concerns or stressors they are experiencing as well as work toward long-term changes that will make a meaningful difference in their lives.
(484) 275-1364 View (484) 275-1364
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Casey McCollum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
You are tired of walking on eggshells and feeling like you can't bring up any issue without it turning into a fight. Or, maybe you hardly ever fight because you both avoid bringing up difficult conversations. Either way, you just can't figure out how to communicate or make the other person understand. Your efforts go unnoticed and they never feel like enough. You end every conversation or argument feeling like your partner didn't hear a word you said which leaves you feeling lonely, hopeless, and frustrated. Sometimes you're not even sure this relationship is worth it and maybe you're ready to throw in the towel.
You are tired of walking on eggshells and feeling like you can't bring up any issue without it turning into a fight. Or, maybe you hardly ever fight because you both avoid bringing up difficult conversations. Either way, you just can't figure out how to communicate or make the other person understand. Your efforts go unnoticed and they never feel like enough. You end every conversation or argument feeling like your partner didn't hear a word you said which leaves you feeling lonely, hopeless, and frustrated. Sometimes you're not even sure this relationship is worth it and maybe you're ready to throw in the towel.
(678) 607-9027 View (678) 607-9027
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Laura Gayle Turner
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
My clients are people navigating life transitions, learning to love their bodies, or questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Our time together might look like healing trauma, reconnecting with family, or using mindfulness exercises to create more bodily awareness. Through this process, I spend time with clients to discover the values and pieces of their identity making them who they are. A big part of my role is empowering these individual pieces so clients can feel whole.
My clients are people navigating life transitions, learning to love their bodies, or questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Our time together might look like healing trauma, reconnecting with family, or using mindfulness exercises to create more bodily awareness. Through this process, I spend time with clients to discover the values and pieces of their identity making them who they are. A big part of my role is empowering these individual pieces so clients can feel whole.
(332) 241-6686 View (332) 241-6686

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Relationship Issues
87% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Women's Issues
73% Depression
73% Family Conflict
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Alleghany West, Philadelphia, PA see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Alleghany West, 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.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.