Therapists in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

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Dr. Erica Liebman
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Your most well-intentioned friend or internet guru might have you believe that fixing your problems is a quick process that involves simple mantras and just doing things differently. In contrast, I believe that it is possible in time and in the context of developing a genuine and safe therapeutic relationship, for you to feel understood, cared for and free to express yourself while creating change. My clinical experience lies in helping those through relationship troubles, uncomfortable and painful feelings, addiction to substances, feelings of depression and anxiety, or just a quiet sense that something is not right.
Your most well-intentioned friend or internet guru might have you believe that fixing your problems is a quick process that involves simple mantras and just doing things differently. In contrast, I believe that it is possible in time and in the context of developing a genuine and safe therapeutic relationship, for you to feel understood, cared for and free to express yourself while creating change. My clinical experience lies in helping those through relationship troubles, uncomfortable and painful feelings, addiction to substances, feelings of depression and anxiety, or just a quiet sense that something is not right.
(484) 265-9020 View (484) 265-9020
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Michael Accardo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many of us are navigating systems that were not designed to nourish us, and growing through hardships that leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed. I work to help people (especially LGBTQ people, BIPOC, and Neurodivergent people) understand how therapy (e.g. acceptance, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, stress-reduction, trauma work, value-driven action) can be applied to overcome and liberate. I also specialize in managing Bipolar Disorder, OCD/OCD-spectrum disorders, PTSD, & Social Anxiety. By enhancing your strengths, reworking coping mechanisms, and reframing beliefs about yourself, you can find peace and joy.
Many of us are navigating systems that were not designed to nourish us, and growing through hardships that leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed. I work to help people (especially LGBTQ people, BIPOC, and Neurodivergent people) understand how therapy (e.g. acceptance, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, stress-reduction, trauma work, value-driven action) can be applied to overcome and liberate. I also specialize in managing Bipolar Disorder, OCD/OCD-spectrum disorders, PTSD, & Social Anxiety. By enhancing your strengths, reworking coping mechanisms, and reframing beliefs about yourself, you can find peace and joy.
(412) 754-4628 View (412) 754-4628
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Mareena Story
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a supportive and compassionate professional counselor in Pennsylvania? With over six years of experience as a master's level counselor, I am dedicated to helping individuals like you navigate through life's challenges. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting struggles, career challenges, or ADHD, I am here to provide the guidance and support you need.
Are you looking for a supportive and compassionate professional counselor in Pennsylvania? With over six years of experience as a master's level counselor, I am dedicated to helping individuals like you navigate through life's challenges. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting struggles, career challenges, or ADHD, I am here to provide the guidance and support you need.
(484) 666-5925 View (484) 666-5925
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Kathryn Nevin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Thank you for looking into choosing me as a therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience. I received my undergraduate degree in English Literature (and Spanish Literature) from Swarthmore College and my Master's degree in Social Work from Widener University. I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional. I see adults over the age of 18 and I primarily empower people to overcome complex trauma.
Thank you for looking into choosing me as a therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience. I received my undergraduate degree in English Literature (and Spanish Literature) from Swarthmore College and my Master's degree in Social Work from Widener University. I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional. I see adults over the age of 18 and I primarily empower people to overcome complex trauma.
(484) 296-0207 View (484) 296-0207
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Hannah Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and licensed social worker, I hold a Master of Social Work degree with a clinical concentration in health/mental health from Temple University. With licenses as an LCSW in Pennsylvania and an LICSW in Massachusetts, my extensive experience in diverse healthcare settings positions me as an expert in providing comprehensive support to individuals and families facing mental health challenges.
As a dedicated and licensed social worker, I hold a Master of Social Work degree with a clinical concentration in health/mental health from Temple University. With licenses as an LCSW in Pennsylvania and an LICSW in Massachusetts, my extensive experience in diverse healthcare settings positions me as an expert in providing comprehensive support to individuals and families facing mental health challenges.
(484) 559-6567 View (484) 559-6567
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Dana L. Sinopoli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
The people I work with are interested in making real changes in their lives and relationships and are willing to remain committed to the work even when it is most difficult. Typically what brings people in is an awareness that the same issues present over and over again, even if there are not yet words to describe exactly what is happening. Together and collaboratively, we work to make meaning of your experiences and relationships and the thoughts and feelings that accompany them. When you can see your struggles and patterns clearly, change becomes possible.
The people I work with are interested in making real changes in their lives and relationships and are willing to remain committed to the work even when it is most difficult. Typically what brings people in is an awareness that the same issues present over and over again, even if there are not yet words to describe exactly what is happening. Together and collaboratively, we work to make meaning of your experiences and relationships and the thoughts and feelings that accompany them. When you can see your struggles and patterns clearly, change becomes possible.
(484) 240-2211 View (484) 240-2211
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Andrea Schwartz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Welcome! My goal is to support you in making positive changes in your life, become empowered, address challenges head-on, and improve overall well-being. Maybe, you feel that your life is a tangled ball of yarn - chaotic, messy, and disorganized. You aren't quite sure where to begin to untangle it, and the thought of starting this task seems scary.
Welcome! My goal is to support you in making positive changes in your life, become empowered, address challenges head-on, and improve overall well-being. Maybe, you feel that your life is a tangled ball of yarn - chaotic, messy, and disorganized. You aren't quite sure where to begin to untangle it, and the thought of starting this task seems scary.
(484) 882-0914 View (484) 882-0914
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Lindsey Getzinger
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling confused or stuck in your romantic relationships? Having difficulty navigating a relationship with your parents? From discovering oneself, to breaking free of expectations and self-comparison, young adulthood looks different for everyone. I enjoy helping young adults build confidence in themselves, instill pride and acceptance in who they are, and what feels authentic to them in relationships. I help clients recognize their harsh inner critic and reclaim power back from this negativity.
Are you feeling confused or stuck in your romantic relationships? Having difficulty navigating a relationship with your parents? From discovering oneself, to breaking free of expectations and self-comparison, young adulthood looks different for everyone. I enjoy helping young adults build confidence in themselves, instill pride and acceptance in who they are, and what feels authentic to them in relationships. I help clients recognize their harsh inner critic and reclaim power back from this negativity.
(484) 559-7556 View (484) 559-7556
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Sonja Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone has the capacity to accomplish their goals. My role is to help you uncover and understand the obstacles and trauma that are getting in the way of achieving what you desire, and then help you tap into your inner resources to succeed. With empathy and authenticity, I work alongside my clients to promote healing and discovery of their power to change. Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss; problems with relationships, parenting, or self-esteem; or a general sense of disconnectedness – whatever it is – I recognize that therapy is self-work, and it's not easy.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to accomplish their goals. My role is to help you uncover and understand the obstacles and trauma that are getting in the way of achieving what you desire, and then help you tap into your inner resources to succeed. With empathy and authenticity, I work alongside my clients to promote healing and discovery of their power to change. Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss; problems with relationships, parenting, or self-esteem; or a general sense of disconnectedness – whatever it is – I recognize that therapy is self-work, and it's not easy.
(484) 559-6636 View (484) 559-6636
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Alyssa Knauber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Hey, I am Alyssa. Are you looking for someone to help guide you through some life and behavioral changes that have been a struggle? Do you notice difficulty managing moods, communicating effectively with others, and/or giving yourself compassion? I am excited and ready to travel that journey with you and offer a nonjudgemental, safe environment, to build a real therapeutic relationship.
Hey, I am Alyssa. Are you looking for someone to help guide you through some life and behavioral changes that have been a struggle? Do you notice difficulty managing moods, communicating effectively with others, and/or giving yourself compassion? I am excited and ready to travel that journey with you and offer a nonjudgemental, safe environment, to build a real therapeutic relationship.
(484) 759-8675 View (484) 759-8675
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Alex Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. With over 16 years of experience working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations of adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, he specializes in the treatment of trauma and related challenges. His areas of specialization also include the treatment of anxiety and depression, mood disorders, relationship challenges, attentional and behavioral difficulties, performance enhancement, anger and stress management. He provides individual, couples, and family therapies.
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. With over 16 years of experience working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations of adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, he specializes in the treatment of trauma and related challenges. His areas of specialization also include the treatment of anxiety and depression, mood disorders, relationship challenges, attentional and behavioral difficulties, performance enhancement, anger and stress management. He provides individual, couples, and family therapies.
(215) 395-8274 View (215) 395-8274
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Matt Sosnowsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MSW, MAPP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Thanks for visiting my profile! I specialize in adults (college - 40's) dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship & career challenges, ADHD, OCD, panic attacks, and trauma. My approach is first to understand your struggles and perspective. And, as needed, supplement your instincts with clinical tools/ insights. I draw from modalities such as CBT, humanism, IFS, attachment theory & mindfulness (see Treatment Approach below). I'm also trained in Positive Psychology—aka. the scientific study of happiness. As such, I aim to help clients both (1) overcome challenges and (2) optimize passion/ well-being in their lives.
Thanks for visiting my profile! I specialize in adults (college - 40's) dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship & career challenges, ADHD, OCD, panic attacks, and trauma. My approach is first to understand your struggles and perspective. And, as needed, supplement your instincts with clinical tools/ insights. I draw from modalities such as CBT, humanism, IFS, attachment theory & mindfulness (see Treatment Approach below). I'm also trained in Positive Psychology—aka. the scientific study of happiness. As such, I aim to help clients both (1) overcome challenges and (2) optimize passion/ well-being in their lives.
(215) 398-1151 View (215) 398-1151
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Margaux Ketner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Some seek out therapy to help with a particular problem, and others to better understand themselves and their internal world. In any case, feeling heard and understood by a therapist with whom you share a meaningful connection, and working collaboratively to make sense of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, is almost always productive. Because therapy is an exercise in vulnerability, the fit between client and therapist is a powerful predictor of outcome. The right therapist will feel compatible in personality; challenge you in the context of warmth, safety, and respect; and meet you with responsiveness and empathy.
Some seek out therapy to help with a particular problem, and others to better understand themselves and their internal world. In any case, feeling heard and understood by a therapist with whom you share a meaningful connection, and working collaboratively to make sense of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, is almost always productive. Because therapy is an exercise in vulnerability, the fit between client and therapist is a powerful predictor of outcome. The right therapist will feel compatible in personality; challenge you in the context of warmth, safety, and respect; and meet you with responsiveness and empathy.
(267) 587-7006 View (267) 587-7006
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Elise Vela
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
For those currently feeling challenged by school, work, relationships, anxiety, executive functioning, or mood regulation, an accurate assessment can provide appropriate diagnoses, treatment plans, and a deeper self-understanding. Life's challenges are complex and knowing how to navigate them can be overwhelming. I conduct comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations to empower individuals and families. Using a systemic and individually tailored approach, an evaluation is used for identifying strengths, learning styles, and limitations. This allows for specific treatment and/or school-based recommendations.
For those currently feeling challenged by school, work, relationships, anxiety, executive functioning, or mood regulation, an accurate assessment can provide appropriate diagnoses, treatment plans, and a deeper self-understanding. Life's challenges are complex and knowing how to navigate them can be overwhelming. I conduct comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations to empower individuals and families. Using a systemic and individually tailored approach, an evaluation is used for identifying strengths, learning styles, and limitations. This allows for specific treatment and/or school-based recommendations.
(484) 246-8162 View (484) 246-8162
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Tamar Joseph
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Have you ever been blindsided by life? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your feelings and emotions? Are you having difficulty balancing and navigating through relationships, finances, and/or your career? Do you compare yourself to people who seem to have it all figured out? Trust me, we have all been there trying to figure out this beautiful thing called LIFE. It is my passion to assist people navigating through the highs and lows of their personal life.
Have you ever been blindsided by life? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your feelings and emotions? Are you having difficulty balancing and navigating through relationships, finances, and/or your career? Do you compare yourself to people who seem to have it all figured out? Trust me, we have all been there trying to figure out this beautiful thing called LIFE. It is my passion to assist people navigating through the highs and lows of their personal life.
(484) 922-8369 View (484) 922-8369
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Taeja Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Taeja, and I invite you to explore with me. Imagine a life where healing and growth become your reality, where you find solace in the chaos, and where you discover your inner strength. Whether you’re tackling specific challenges or striving for personal development, therapy offers a unique avenue for self-discovery and personal restoration.
Hi, I’m Taeja, and I invite you to explore with me. Imagine a life where healing and growth become your reality, where you find solace in the chaos, and where you discover your inner strength. Whether you’re tackling specific challenges or striving for personal development, therapy offers a unique avenue for self-discovery and personal restoration.
(484) 309-3894 View (484) 309-3894
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Smadar Auerbach-Barber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Psychotherapy is a powerful process that can alleviate suffering, increase self understanding and lead to greater fulfillment in life. My approach to therapy is compassionate and collaborative. I have over 20 years of experience helping people get relief of symptoms and lead fuller lives. I previously worked at the University of Pennsylvania, where I served a diverse population with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I bring into my current private practice a wealth of clinical experience, a rich and deep understanding of human nature and our innate struggles, and tools to grow and experience more joy in life.
Psychotherapy is a powerful process that can alleviate suffering, increase self understanding and lead to greater fulfillment in life. My approach to therapy is compassionate and collaborative. I have over 20 years of experience helping people get relief of symptoms and lead fuller lives. I previously worked at the University of Pennsylvania, where I served a diverse population with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I bring into my current private practice a wealth of clinical experience, a rich and deep understanding of human nature and our innate struggles, and tools to grow and experience more joy in life.
(516) 501-9715 View (516) 501-9715
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Zita Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Waitlist for new clients
Having the tools we need to navigate our way through life's challenges is often the key to greater happiness and fulfillment. I believe that human beings start from a place of health and resilience. When we have difficult or traumatic experiences, we can often be sidetracked by self-doubt, anxiety, depression and more. This can make life and relationships feel overwhelming, confusing and at times unmanageable. Therapy provides a safe space to explore and understand ourselves better while also developing the tools we need to move forward. Through this process, we can begin to heal from the past while creating a more intentional future.
Having the tools we need to navigate our way through life's challenges is often the key to greater happiness and fulfillment. I believe that human beings start from a place of health and resilience. When we have difficult or traumatic experiences, we can often be sidetracked by self-doubt, anxiety, depression and more. This can make life and relationships feel overwhelming, confusing and at times unmanageable. Therapy provides a safe space to explore and understand ourselves better while also developing the tools we need to move forward. Through this process, we can begin to heal from the past while creating a more intentional future.
(215) 660-3184 View (215) 660-3184
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Katie Ruf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Katie and I have a decade of experience in severe mental illness, grief therapy, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and women's issues. I take a client-centered, empowerment approach. Together we will work on creating and sustaining your goals (not just in therapy but long after).
Hello, my name is Katie and I have a decade of experience in severe mental illness, grief therapy, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and women's issues. I take a client-centered, empowerment approach. Together we will work on creating and sustaining your goals (not just in therapy but long after).
(484) 623-5747 View (484) 623-5747
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Matthew Berry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CADC, CASAC-2, CDBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rittenhouse Square, 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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Number of Therapists in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
72% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Relationship Issues
64% Coping Skills
58% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rittenhouse Square, 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.