Therapists in Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA

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Dana Pierre-Paul
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT
Verified
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Owning your story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing you'll ever do. Growth work involves creating new, consciously chosen habits, patterns, and beliefs to help you achieve meaningful goals, whereas healing work addresses and resolves past wounds and emotional pain. One can reinforce the other, and to evolve toward our full potential, we all need both at varying times. As your guide, my role will be to invite insight and awareness to enable you to get to the root of underlying beliefs and reflect on how these views have influenced and impacted your relationship with yourself and others.
Owning your story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing you'll ever do. Growth work involves creating new, consciously chosen habits, patterns, and beliefs to help you achieve meaningful goals, whereas healing work addresses and resolves past wounds and emotional pain. One can reinforce the other, and to evolve toward our full potential, we all need both at varying times. As your guide, my role will be to invite insight and awareness to enable you to get to the root of underlying beliefs and reflect on how these views have influenced and impacted your relationship with yourself and others.
(215) 703-9704 View (215) 703-9704
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Nichelle Linder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LBS, LPC, LPCMH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
Life can get overwhelming and you feel like you're in it alone. I meet you where you are at by viewing your needs as they are. I'm client centered and together we'll work. I've been in this field since 2009 as a professional helper, and started out working w/ children, pre-teens, adolescence (i.e., foster care, adoption, behavioral and emotional, and autism); then expanded into working w/ adults (i.e., SMI population, forensic population, criminal justice involve population, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, OCD, anger management, life transitions, thinking disorders). I want to empower you to help you overcome obstacles.
Life can get overwhelming and you feel like you're in it alone. I meet you where you are at by viewing your needs as they are. I'm client centered and together we'll work. I've been in this field since 2009 as a professional helper, and started out working w/ children, pre-teens, adolescence (i.e., foster care, adoption, behavioral and emotional, and autism); then expanded into working w/ adults (i.e., SMI population, forensic population, criminal justice involve population, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, OCD, anger management, life transitions, thinking disorders). I want to empower you to help you overcome obstacles.
(215) 544-2936 View (215) 544-2936
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Dr. Kris Halsey
Pastoral Counselor, PhD , MDiv, LMFPT
Verified
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
As a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Pastoral Therapist with over two decades of ministry and professional experience I offer Grief/Bereavement Support, Christian Life Coaching Solutions and Pre-marital & Marriage Support Sessions. I’m here to help you! To schedule a session click on the Website Link.
As a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Pastoral Therapist with over two decades of ministry and professional experience I offer Grief/Bereavement Support, Christian Life Coaching Solutions and Pre-marital & Marriage Support Sessions. I’m here to help you! To schedule a session click on the Website Link.
(267) 452-2051 x5 View (267) 452-2051 x5
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Holistic Psychotherapy with Cole
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, P-LPC
Verified
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Through a client centered approach, I incorporate an existential orientation to empower and support clients in gaining a more holistic state of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I am an IFS and CBT informed practitioner that leans on nature based interventions and mindfulness/trauma-informed stress reduction tools when needed. I tend to attract clients who are looking for a warmhearted and open-minded clinician who is affirming to neurodiversity and alternative lifestyles, while being participatory in the therapeutic process.
Through a client centered approach, I incorporate an existential orientation to empower and support clients in gaining a more holistic state of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I am an IFS and CBT informed practitioner that leans on nature based interventions and mindfulness/trauma-informed stress reduction tools when needed. I tend to attract clients who are looking for a warmhearted and open-minded clinician who is affirming to neurodiversity and alternative lifestyles, while being participatory in the therapeutic process.
(215) 618-9641 View (215) 618-9641
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Emma Shannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
Healing from trauma, processing shame, and building self-confidence is a journey I'd be honored to join you on. I view therapy as a collaborative, relational process. My job is to facilitate the co-creation of a safe space together, in which I help you to connect with yourself in new ways. Who you are, your history, and your week-to-week needs inform the pacing, flow, and style of our sessions while I offer structure and information as needed. Our process will likely include connecting with internal resources to stabilize daily life, engaging in deep processing of traumas and wounding, and integrating new learning into self-concept.
Healing from trauma, processing shame, and building self-confidence is a journey I'd be honored to join you on. I view therapy as a collaborative, relational process. My job is to facilitate the co-creation of a safe space together, in which I help you to connect with yourself in new ways. Who you are, your history, and your week-to-week needs inform the pacing, flow, and style of our sessions while I offer structure and information as needed. Our process will likely include connecting with internal resources to stabilize daily life, engaging in deep processing of traumas and wounding, and integrating new learning into self-concept.
(412) 207-3837 View (412) 207-3837
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The Counselor's Heart Therapeutic Services
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, LBC
Verified
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
As stated in Isaiah 9:6, As a Multiracial Messianic Jewish Believer in Yeshua (Jesus) as my L-rd and Savior, I believe that Counselors are born and not made. My mission is to help individuals identify the root of dysfunctional behavior and break the cycle of sin or toxic patterns and general curses. People often “move forward with time, but never move on,” meaning they move on with time but never move on from past hurts. My desire as a Psychotherapist is to help clients move on to live a productive and healthy life without being haunted by past trauma.
As stated in Isaiah 9:6, As a Multiracial Messianic Jewish Believer in Yeshua (Jesus) as my L-rd and Savior, I believe that Counselors are born and not made. My mission is to help individuals identify the root of dysfunctional behavior and break the cycle of sin or toxic patterns and general curses. People often “move forward with time, but never move on,” meaning they move on with time but never move on from past hurts. My desire as a Psychotherapist is to help clients move on to live a productive and healthy life without being haunted by past trauma.
(215) 703-2624 View (215) 703-2624
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Mike Elliot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Not accepting new clients
I am a cognitively oriented therapist. That is a fancy way to say I pay a lot of attention to your thoughts. There are only three things in the universe you can control: your thoughts, your feelings, and your behaviors. It is your thoughts that drive your feelings and behaviors. The better you manage your thoughts, the better you manage your emotions and your life.
I am a cognitively oriented therapist. That is a fancy way to say I pay a lot of attention to your thoughts. There are only three things in the universe you can control: your thoughts, your feelings, and your behaviors. It is your thoughts that drive your feelings and behaviors. The better you manage your thoughts, the better you manage your emotions and your life.
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Debra M Szymanski
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
Have you struggled with issues concerning impulsiveness, distractibility, or hyperactivity? If so you may be one of millions of adults or children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Many adults suffer with these issues and never know they are part of a larger diagnosis of ADHD. I have provided therapy for several years to individuals who are experiencing these symptoms, but these alone may not be the whole picture. You may also experience anxiety, depression, learning issues or relationship struggles. Together we can assess if you are struggling with ADHD and find solutions to your difficulties.
Have you struggled with issues concerning impulsiveness, distractibility, or hyperactivity? If so you may be one of millions of adults or children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Many adults suffer with these issues and never know they are part of a larger diagnosis of ADHD. I have provided therapy for several years to individuals who are experiencing these symptoms, but these alone may not be the whole picture. You may also experience anxiety, depression, learning issues or relationship struggles. Together we can assess if you are struggling with ADHD and find solutions to your difficulties.
(215) 598-6558 View (215) 598-6558
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Sarah Hillegas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I’m Sarah. Helping people find creative solutions to real life problems is my passion. I’m here to listen and support you as you navigate through life’s challenges. I enjoy working with adults and college students. Over the years I’ve gained experience treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, substance use, and trauma. It’s my goal to help people identify and change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be holding them back from living their best lives.
Hi, I’m Sarah. Helping people find creative solutions to real life problems is my passion. I’m here to listen and support you as you navigate through life’s challenges. I enjoy working with adults and college students. Over the years I’ve gained experience treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, substance use, and trauma. It’s my goal to help people identify and change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be holding them back from living their best lives.
(412) 207-3877 View (412) 207-3877
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Brandi Gurcak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Specializing in attachment and trauma, I work with individuals who are seeking to gain greater freedom to make choices around how they live in the world. This may include increasing overall well-being, developing resources for coping, and/or creating a clearer sense of purpose. Often our negative experiences can result in disconnection from our relationships, dissociation or difficulty participating wholly in our experiences, and addictive patterns. Therapy can help us to return to a more intuitive way of living which is centered in curiosity and compassion through connection.
Specializing in attachment and trauma, I work with individuals who are seeking to gain greater freedom to make choices around how they live in the world. This may include increasing overall well-being, developing resources for coping, and/or creating a clearer sense of purpose. Often our negative experiences can result in disconnection from our relationships, dissociation or difficulty participating wholly in our experiences, and addictive patterns. Therapy can help us to return to a more intuitive way of living which is centered in curiosity and compassion through connection.
(412) 844-5814 View (412) 844-5814
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Selena Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
(267) 214-9072 View (267) 214-9072

Online Therapists

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Kimberly Flemke
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125
I have been seeing individuals & couples for 25 years. As a result, I bring lots of experience & clinical expertise into my sessions, whether it's treating infidelity, trauma/EMDR, sex therapy or strengthening communication between partners in couple therapy. I operate from an integrative & holistic strength-perspective, believing that every person is on their own journey of growth and awakening. I'm committed to helping people achieve deeper levels of life & relationship satisfaction. We are at our best when we have inner peace, as well as harmony in our personal relationships. Therapy is often key for learning how to achieve that.
I have been seeing individuals & couples for 25 years. As a result, I bring lots of experience & clinical expertise into my sessions, whether it's treating infidelity, trauma/EMDR, sex therapy or strengthening communication between partners in couple therapy. I operate from an integrative & holistic strength-perspective, believing that every person is on their own journey of growth and awakening. I'm committed to helping people achieve deeper levels of life & relationship satisfaction. We are at our best when we have inner peace, as well as harmony in our personal relationships. Therapy is often key for learning how to achieve that.
(215) 240-6716 View (215) 240-6716
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Bridget Bogan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Bridget Bogan is an Art Psychotherapist in the Greater Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. She has experience helping children and adults navigate peer relationships, anxiety, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, social skills, and self-awareness. She meets people where they are on their personal path. Bridget received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts from the Pennsylvania State University where she focused on Psychology and Fine Art. She completed her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Bridget Bogan is an Art Psychotherapist in the Greater Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. She has experience helping children and adults navigate peer relationships, anxiety, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, social skills, and self-awareness. She meets people where they are on their personal path. Bridget received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts from the Pennsylvania State University where she focused on Psychology and Fine Art. She completed her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
(215) 598-6786 View (215) 598-6786
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Eve Havivi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons and I look forward to helping you determine what purpose therapy will serve for you and what therapy will help you accomplish. I can support your strengths, help you understand yourself better, build new skills, make connections between your past and present, and heal trauma. I view clients as important collaborators in therapeutic treatment and I value your contributions and honor your personal identity and experience in the therapeutic process.
Clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons and I look forward to helping you determine what purpose therapy will serve for you and what therapy will help you accomplish. I can support your strengths, help you understand yourself better, build new skills, make connections between your past and present, and heal trauma. I view clients as important collaborators in therapeutic treatment and I value your contributions and honor your personal identity and experience in the therapeutic process.
(215) 261-5624 View (215) 261-5624
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Abby Costello
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
I believe that healing often occurs best in the context of a safe and trusting relationship between a client and therapist. As a psychotherapist, I strive to create a secure, caring, and collaborative relationship with each of my clients so that therapy is a place they feel fully seen, heard, understood, and respected. I work from an integrative and holistic perspective, meeting each client where they are and working collaboratively with clients to reach their own personal goals and to create lasting, meaningful change and healing in their lives.
I believe that healing often occurs best in the context of a safe and trusting relationship between a client and therapist. As a psychotherapist, I strive to create a secure, caring, and collaborative relationship with each of my clients so that therapy is a place they feel fully seen, heard, understood, and respected. I work from an integrative and holistic perspective, meeting each client where they are and working collaboratively with clients to reach their own personal goals and to create lasting, meaningful change and healing in their lives.
(267) 833-2687 View (267) 833-2687
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Tara McCracken
MA
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19114  (Online Only)
Hi! First off, I want to say thank you for checking out my page on your search for a therapist. Over the years I have become a trusted resource for people from all identities, races, cultures, genders, sexualities, and ages. I have been a practicing clinician under supervision for 2 years. I am currently pre-licensed and operate under the supervision of Dante Barfield, LPC at Unorthodox Wellness LLC. Finding where you fit in, your place, what your purpose is, and where to find meaning is a difficult journey. Together, we can explore the past, present, and future in a way that feels comfortable to you.
Hi! First off, I want to say thank you for checking out my page on your search for a therapist. Over the years I have become a trusted resource for people from all identities, races, cultures, genders, sexualities, and ages. I have been a practicing clinician under supervision for 2 years. I am currently pre-licensed and operate under the supervision of Dante Barfield, LPC at Unorthodox Wellness LLC. Finding where you fit in, your place, what your purpose is, and where to find meaning is a difficult journey. Together, we can explore the past, present, and future in a way that feels comfortable to you.
(215) 650-8482 View (215) 650-8482
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Claire Rodgers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147
I am a warm, collaborative psychotherapist who provides therapy as a space for curious people to get to know and accept themselves in a deeper way. The people who come to work with me are seeking clarity, support and courage. They have an overshadowing sense that something is “off” - whether it be a relationship (familial, platonic, professional, or romantic), a career, or a looming life decision - and are unsure how to shift into a way of navigating the world that simply feels better. Our goal is to help you develop a more intimate self-understanding so that you can learn to move through life in a more grounded and intentional way.
I am a warm, collaborative psychotherapist who provides therapy as a space for curious people to get to know and accept themselves in a deeper way. The people who come to work with me are seeking clarity, support and courage. They have an overshadowing sense that something is “off” - whether it be a relationship (familial, platonic, professional, or romantic), a career, or a looming life decision - and are unsure how to shift into a way of navigating the world that simply feels better. Our goal is to help you develop a more intimate self-understanding so that you can learn to move through life in a more grounded and intentional way.
(203) 856-8377 View (203) 856-8377
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Melanie Drewencki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19127
My goal as your therapist is to create a safe space where you are able to explore areas of your life that you want to change for the better. I utilize a strengths based and holistic approach to treatment. I believe that our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected. The therapeutic relationship is a fantastic starting point to promote self growth and recognition that you are able to implement change. I look forward to meeting you!
My goal as your therapist is to create a safe space where you are able to explore areas of your life that you want to change for the better. I utilize a strengths based and holistic approach to treatment. I believe that our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected. The therapeutic relationship is a fantastic starting point to promote self growth and recognition that you are able to implement change. I look forward to meeting you!
(267) 323-1212 View (267) 323-1212
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Ashley Dilworth
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
As an Associate Counselor my goal is to support you by providing a safe space to explore what's on your mind for those located in Pennsylvania and Washington. As a certified yoga instructor and therapist, I believe in taking a holistic approach to wellness through the the power of your thoughts. This is what drew me to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It's a fancy term that explores the connection between one's thoughts and their actions. While working together we can explore how negative thought patterns can ricochet into our daily lives and seek how to shift those thoughts into something more positive.
As an Associate Counselor my goal is to support you by providing a safe space to explore what's on your mind for those located in Pennsylvania and Washington. As a certified yoga instructor and therapist, I believe in taking a holistic approach to wellness through the the power of your thoughts. This is what drew me to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It's a fancy term that explores the connection between one's thoughts and their actions. While working together we can explore how negative thought patterns can ricochet into our daily lives and seek how to shift those thoughts into something more positive.
(484) 926-6592 View (484) 926-6592
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Andreea Crauciuc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I look forward to exploring your concerns, fears and needs in a supportive therapeutic environment. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families addressing substance abuse, relationship, mood issues ( depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc). I often work with family members who have trouble motivating a loved one to consider treatment, or who want to learn about their loved one's condition and how to best support them. I value maintaining relationships with other providers, including psychiatrists, other therapists such as group therapists, couple therapists, inpatient treatment facilities, etc. as part of maintaining good coordination of your care as necessary.
I look forward to exploring your concerns, fears and needs in a supportive therapeutic environment. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families addressing substance abuse, relationship, mood issues ( depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc). I often work with family members who have trouble motivating a loved one to consider treatment, or who want to learn about their loved one's condition and how to best support them. I value maintaining relationships with other providers, including psychiatrists, other therapists such as group therapists, couple therapists, inpatient treatment facilities, etc. as part of maintaining good coordination of your care as necessary.
(267) 744-4622 View (267) 744-4622

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

73% Depression
73% Anxiety
73% Grief
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
73% Women's Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Highmark

How Therapists in Wissinoning, Philadelphia, PA see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wissinoning, 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.