Therapists in Old City, Philadelphia, PA

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Angelle E. Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and empathetic Family Therapist, specializing in adoption, foster care, trauma and grief. My goal is to hold space for people to share their stories and work toward healing. I have over 18 years of experience working with people from diverse family constellations. I enjoy helping them find a way to move toward a better future.
I am an experienced and empathetic Family Therapist, specializing in adoption, foster care, trauma and grief. My goal is to hold space for people to share their stories and work toward healing. I have over 18 years of experience working with people from diverse family constellations. I enjoy helping them find a way to move toward a better future.
(267) 477-7302 View (267) 477-7302
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Daniel Ruckdeschel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Not accepting new clients
Accepting new clients for video sessions during COVID-19 shut-down. While the coronavirus outbreak impacts each of us, individuals who have experienced prior traumatic events, and those predisposed to depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress response, are uniquely vulnerable. Managing these conditions in the context of a complex global health crisis presents a unique challenge. With over 18 years of professional practice, and a specific background, focused on the intersection of mental health, infectious diseases, and complex medical concerns, I feel that I am uniquely capable of helping clients/patients confront that challenge.
Accepting new clients for video sessions during COVID-19 shut-down. While the coronavirus outbreak impacts each of us, individuals who have experienced prior traumatic events, and those predisposed to depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress response, are uniquely vulnerable. Managing these conditions in the context of a complex global health crisis presents a unique challenge. With over 18 years of professional practice, and a specific background, focused on the intersection of mental health, infectious diseases, and complex medical concerns, I feel that I am uniquely capable of helping clients/patients confront that challenge.
(267) 924-4703 View (267) 924-4703
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Leah Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Does any of this sound like you? You're a mom struggling with the challenges of being a parent. You feel frustrated and overwhelmed by all your responsibilities but then feel guilty for feeling this way. Or maybe you are struggling with trying to conceive. You feel so isolated from your friends and family, social media is an endless reminder of what you don't have. Maybe you are struggling in your relationship.. you became parents and now you feel so disconnected from your partner. You are not alone. I provide you with s safe space to express your challenges and with the tools you need to take your life back.
Does any of this sound like you? You're a mom struggling with the challenges of being a parent. You feel frustrated and overwhelmed by all your responsibilities but then feel guilty for feeling this way. Or maybe you are struggling with trying to conceive. You feel so isolated from your friends and family, social media is an endless reminder of what you don't have. Maybe you are struggling in your relationship.. you became parents and now you feel so disconnected from your partner. You are not alone. I provide you with s safe space to express your challenges and with the tools you need to take your life back.
(267) 440-6503 View (267) 440-6503
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John Machalaba
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
My approach to therapy is one that prioritizes the creation of a relationship that is safe, mutual, and honest. I want my clients to feel empowered and free to explore themselves and grow into the person they wish to become. I am calm, warm, and active. I offer my clients feedback and challenge them in ways that encourage growth, often with some levity and humor. I value knowing my clients as a person and prioritize understanding and appreciating their perspective. I work together with my clients to identify negative patterns in their life and provide the opportunity to create new, healthy experiences.
My approach to therapy is one that prioritizes the creation of a relationship that is safe, mutual, and honest. I want my clients to feel empowered and free to explore themselves and grow into the person they wish to become. I am calm, warm, and active. I offer my clients feedback and challenge them in ways that encourage growth, often with some levity and humor. I value knowing my clients as a person and prioritize understanding and appreciating their perspective. I work together with my clients to identify negative patterns in their life and provide the opportunity to create new, healthy experiences.
(215) 607-7402 View (215) 607-7402
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Therapy for Women
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BCD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Does any of this sound like you? You're exhausted, anxious and stuck. Life feels overwhelming and no matter what you do, you don't feel good enough. It feels like everyone except you has it "together". Maybe you have all you wanted on paper but it you don't feel fulfilled. You beat yourself up, drink too much or are stuck in the cycle of trying the newest Tiktok welllness trend, hoping this will make you feel better. It's not working and you wonder if you will ever feel happy and content. It's time for a change.
Does any of this sound like you? You're exhausted, anxious and stuck. Life feels overwhelming and no matter what you do, you don't feel good enough. It feels like everyone except you has it "together". Maybe you have all you wanted on paper but it you don't feel fulfilled. You beat yourself up, drink too much or are stuck in the cycle of trying the newest Tiktok welllness trend, hoping this will make you feel better. It's not working and you wonder if you will ever feel happy and content. It's time for a change.
(215) 608-3540 View (215) 608-3540
Barbara M Watson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Not accepting new clients
I have been in practice for over 30 years and developed an expertise in the treatment of depression and anxiety. My training is in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and my goal is to work with you to develop skills and strategies to overcome unproductive ways of reacting to life's challenges. I have also worked in a physical rehabilitation setting for many years, where I have focused on neuropsychological assessment and psychological treatment of cognitive and emotional disorders arising from stroke, brain injury and other neurological problems.
I have been in practice for over 30 years and developed an expertise in the treatment of depression and anxiety. My training is in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and my goal is to work with you to develop skills and strategies to overcome unproductive ways of reacting to life's challenges. I have also worked in a physical rehabilitation setting for many years, where I have focused on neuropsychological assessment and psychological treatment of cognitive and emotional disorders arising from stroke, brain injury and other neurological problems.
(215) 995-3059 View (215) 995-3059
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Nicole Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Nicole Mastracchio, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes that life-long self-discovery is how we form better relationships with those around us and better our day-to-day lives. Nicole specializes in working with children and their families through all stages of development. Through her calm demeanor and empathic approach, Nicole helps children, families, and adults gain long lasting change. Nicole graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and earned a master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University.
Nicole Mastracchio, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes that life-long self-discovery is how we form better relationships with those around us and better our day-to-day lives. Nicole specializes in working with children and their families through all stages of development. Through her calm demeanor and empathic approach, Nicole helps children, families, and adults gain long lasting change. Nicole graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and earned a master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University.
(267) 310-1461 View (267) 310-1461
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Kelly Seim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Therapy with Kelly creates real, permanent change. She offers a safe relationship in which complex, deep-seated causes of depression, anxiety, trauma, and unhealthy relationships can be explored and understood, and links can be made to present-day experiences. Working in depth creates long-term outcomes including reduction of distressing symptoms, expanded capacity to think, greater freedom and choice about behaviors and responses, increased creativity, a sense of logic to emotions, improved overall health of the body, safer and more fulfilling relationships, and a more integrated sense of self.
Therapy with Kelly creates real, permanent change. She offers a safe relationship in which complex, deep-seated causes of depression, anxiety, trauma, and unhealthy relationships can be explored and understood, and links can be made to present-day experiences. Working in depth creates long-term outcomes including reduction of distressing symptoms, expanded capacity to think, greater freedom and choice about behaviors and responses, increased creativity, a sense of logic to emotions, improved overall health of the body, safer and more fulfilling relationships, and a more integrated sense of self.
(385) 332-4648 View (385) 332-4648
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Lisa Grant-Feeley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with individuals and families. My specialties include working with children who have ADHD and explosive behaviors, teens and adults who have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and adults facing life transitions including empty nesters and career and marriage transitions. My clients have found my support helpful in gaining insight into the life they want to create and in developing the skills needed to incorporate change. Since relationship is key in finding success, we establish a foundation of trust and compassion so there is safety in beginning this journey together.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with individuals and families. My specialties include working with children who have ADHD and explosive behaviors, teens and adults who have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and adults facing life transitions including empty nesters and career and marriage transitions. My clients have found my support helpful in gaining insight into the life they want to create and in developing the skills needed to incorporate change. Since relationship is key in finding success, we establish a foundation of trust and compassion so there is safety in beginning this journey together.
(267) 367-6463 View (267) 367-6463
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Patricia D’Arcy & Associates, llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
We are a diverse group of therapists that provide the help and support you need through difficult times, or if you are just looking to improve your quality of life! Our therapists are experienced and trained specifically in Art therapy, mindfulness, and CBT and are experts in resolving difficult issues such as anxiety, depression, issues, relationship problems and workplace issues. We specialize in treating anxiety, trauma and body image issues.
We are a diverse group of therapists that provide the help and support you need through difficult times, or if you are just looking to improve your quality of life! Our therapists are experienced and trained specifically in Art therapy, mindfulness, and CBT and are experts in resolving difficult issues such as anxiety, depression, issues, relationship problems and workplace issues. We specialize in treating anxiety, trauma and body image issues.
(215) 769-9209 View (215) 769-9209
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Cynthia Jones, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
I utilize trauma informed, narrative, and relational-cultural approaches to support and assist people managing relationships and life transitions as well as serious mental health issues and addictions. I focus on the integration of body-mind-spirit for whole-person recovery. Our goal is to align mental, physical, and spiritual values so that life is manageable, productive, and optimistic. In my years of practice and continuing education, what I value most is the uniqueness of each person and the trust they instill in me to join them in their journey.
I utilize trauma informed, narrative, and relational-cultural approaches to support and assist people managing relationships and life transitions as well as serious mental health issues and addictions. I focus on the integration of body-mind-spirit for whole-person recovery. Our goal is to align mental, physical, and spiritual values so that life is manageable, productive, and optimistic. In my years of practice and continuing education, what I value most is the uniqueness of each person and the trust they instill in me to join them in their journey.
(267) 754-3387 View (267) 754-3387
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Robert A Naseef
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
Are you wondering if you might be autistic? Might you be more than just shy and introverted? Do you have intense passions and special interests? Do you have sensory differences? If you are open to the possibility that you are autistic, a professional evaluation can be an important step in self-awareness and a lens to understand your life experiences. You could also be eligible for accommodations in your job or school. I specialize in diagnosing and treating adults and teens with autism spectrum disorders. I have a distinctive voice and perspective as a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism.
Are you wondering if you might be autistic? Might you be more than just shy and introverted? Do you have intense passions and special interests? Do you have sensory differences? If you are open to the possibility that you are autistic, a professional evaluation can be an important step in self-awareness and a lens to understand your life experiences. You could also be eligible for accommodations in your job or school. I specialize in diagnosing and treating adults and teens with autism spectrum disorders. I have a distinctive voice and perspective as a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism.
(215) 544-2205 View (215) 544-2205
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Monica Santiago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Old City, 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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Samara Perez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hello! Thank you for taking time to learn more about me. My approach to therapy is largely Person-Centered – meaning I respect and honor the capacity that each person has to grow and heal, and that I believe already exists inside of everyone. I draw from the Psychodynamic and Relational modalities. It is in our human nature to connect with others, form meaningful relationships and ultimately, find ourselves changed from them. I believe that by reflecting on and exploring the past relationships and experiences, as well as exploring the relationship within the therapeutic room, we can make deeper meaning of our present.
Hello! Thank you for taking time to learn more about me. My approach to therapy is largely Person-Centered – meaning I respect and honor the capacity that each person has to grow and heal, and that I believe already exists inside of everyone. I draw from the Psychodynamic and Relational modalities. It is in our human nature to connect with others, form meaningful relationships and ultimately, find ourselves changed from them. I believe that by reflecting on and exploring the past relationships and experiences, as well as exploring the relationship within the therapeutic room, we can make deeper meaning of our present.
(267) 708-6593 View (267) 708-6593
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Nancy K. Law
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LAPC
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Relationships, new life stages, career changes, can be challenging. I specialize in helping individuals transition into their new life status with confidence and perspective. We all look to increase our happiness and joy, reduce our stress , frustrations and and suffering, improve our relationships and accomplish our goals. The dilemma to many of us is that we would like these things to happen without changing too much of ourselves. My aim is to help people move through the process of change, while helping you process and cope with your current life challenges.
Relationships, new life stages, career changes, can be challenging. I specialize in helping individuals transition into their new life status with confidence and perspective. We all look to increase our happiness and joy, reduce our stress , frustrations and and suffering, improve our relationships and accomplish our goals. The dilemma to many of us is that we would like these things to happen without changing too much of ourselves. My aim is to help people move through the process of change, while helping you process and cope with your current life challenges.
(215) 593-2922 View (215) 593-2922
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Associates in Corporate Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
We deliver high-quality executive mental health and leadership development programs that drive business success. Unlock peak performance, elevate workplace mental health, and drive business growth. Led by a team of highly skilled corporate psychotherapists, executive performance coaches, and organizational psychologists, we support group and team relations, leadership, communication, high performance, and thriving for healthy, high-performing leaders and teams that drive business success.
We deliver high-quality executive mental health and leadership development programs that drive business success. Unlock peak performance, elevate workplace mental health, and drive business growth. Led by a team of highly skilled corporate psychotherapists, executive performance coaches, and organizational psychologists, we support group and team relations, leadership, communication, high performance, and thriving for healthy, high-performing leaders and teams that drive business success.
(877) 759-0919 View (877) 759-0919
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Leonard Educational Evaluations, LLC.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
We are highly skilled psychologists and educational specialists providing expertise in Psychological Evaluations, Educational Testing, IEE, Testing Accommodations for College Students (e.g., SAT, GRE, Law Bar Exam, NBME), Neuropsychological Testing, Mental Health Diagnoses. We also assess qualifications for an IEP, 504 Plan, Testing Accommodations, & Disability Services for children, adults, schools, and work. We offer virtually every evaluation, test, and assessment needed to address your concerns, identify the problem(s), and provide recommendations, interventions, and treatment options for personal, home, school, or work life!
We are highly skilled psychologists and educational specialists providing expertise in Psychological Evaluations, Educational Testing, IEE, Testing Accommodations for College Students (e.g., SAT, GRE, Law Bar Exam, NBME), Neuropsychological Testing, Mental Health Diagnoses. We also assess qualifications for an IEP, 504 Plan, Testing Accommodations, & Disability Services for children, adults, schools, and work. We offer virtually every evaluation, test, and assessment needed to address your concerns, identify the problem(s), and provide recommendations, interventions, and treatment options for personal, home, school, or work life!
(484) 986-2302 View (484) 986-2302
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Alison Tripptree
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Not accepting new clients
From the beginning of therapy, I want to establish a relationship that feels as comfortable and safe as possible so that we can work collaboratively to decide the direction of therapy. I bring a gentle, calming presence to the relationship, which I balance with active challenge and feedback in order to create the possibility for new behaviors, emotions, and relationship dynamics. . I work from a relational, emotion-focused psychodynamic therapy approach, which emphasizes understanding relationship patterns in the past and present in order to process the emotions related to these experiences.
From the beginning of therapy, I want to establish a relationship that feels as comfortable and safe as possible so that we can work collaboratively to decide the direction of therapy. I bring a gentle, calming presence to the relationship, which I balance with active challenge and feedback in order to create the possibility for new behaviors, emotions, and relationship dynamics. . I work from a relational, emotion-focused psychodynamic therapy approach, which emphasizes understanding relationship patterns in the past and present in order to process the emotions related to these experiences.
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Anne Miller-Uueda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
I am continually honored to bear witness to healing as I support individuals and groups as they strengthen the relationship to themselves, others, and communities. I believe that healing occurs in therapy when there is a safe and trusting connection between the therapist and client. I strive to support the person sitting with me through listening with empathy and no judgments. My therapeutic style is integrative; I work with each person to find an approach that meets their needs. In doing so I draw on a variety of approaches including relational, client-centered, supportive counseling, mindfulness-based, and cognitive behavioral.
I am continually honored to bear witness to healing as I support individuals and groups as they strengthen the relationship to themselves, others, and communities. I believe that healing occurs in therapy when there is a safe and trusting connection between the therapist and client. I strive to support the person sitting with me through listening with empathy and no judgments. My therapeutic style is integrative; I work with each person to find an approach that meets their needs. In doing so I draw on a variety of approaches including relational, client-centered, supportive counseling, mindfulness-based, and cognitive behavioral.
(215) 709-3425 View (215) 709-3425
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Maria J Reyes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Waitlist for new clients
Do you need guidance in finding happiness and fulfillment in your life? Do you need someone who can help find your strengths? Are you having trouble achieving healthy relationships because of a traumatic experience? I believe that your past experience made you who you are today. What happened to you will always be a part of you, but it should not define you. I'm here to help you process your past and together we will plan your future. Don't leave yourself alone with your suffering. Let's work together to find meaningful purpose in your life's turmoil.
Do you need guidance in finding happiness and fulfillment in your life? Do you need someone who can help find your strengths? Are you having trouble achieving healthy relationships because of a traumatic experience? I believe that your past experience made you who you are today. What happened to you will always be a part of you, but it should not define you. I'm here to help you process your past and together we will plan your future. Don't leave yourself alone with your suffering. Let's work together to find meaningful purpose in your life's turmoil.
(267) 460-6864 View (267) 460-6864
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Number of Therapists in Old City, Philadelphia, PA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Old City, Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
62% Stress
60% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
62% Highmark
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Old City, Philadelphia, PA see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
22% Male
3% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Old City, Philadelphia?

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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.