Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

View neighborhoods in Pittsburgh
Photo of Alexia Dalrymple, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Alexia Dalrymple
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Alexia Dalrymple is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. Alexia practices from a person-centered approach to counseling to meet clients where they are at and identify realistic, attainable goals. She uses solution-focused therapy to explore out-of-the-box ways to complete and succeed with a goal. Alexia is personable and able to build client trust and rapport in a timely manner. Outside of work, Alexia loves dogs and spending time with her German shepherd and husky at home, on road trips, and hiking. She loves spending time in nature especially when it's warm and sunny!.
Alexia Dalrymple is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. Alexia practices from a person-centered approach to counseling to meet clients where they are at and identify realistic, attainable goals. She uses solution-focused therapy to explore out-of-the-box ways to complete and succeed with a goal. Alexia is personable and able to build client trust and rapport in a timely manner. Outside of work, Alexia loves dogs and spending time with her German shepherd and husky at home, on road trips, and hiking. She loves spending time in nature especially when it's warm and sunny!.
(412) 723-8738 View (412) 723-8738
Photo of Sam Wilshire, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Sam Wilshire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203  (Online Only)
Life is a winding path- I know how difficult it can often be adjusting to challenges in the moment and over time. I have been helping clients for several years confront the tasks of personal integration and expansion in response to life's unhelpful habits, patterns and circumstances. My approach and style are effective at helping heal dysregulation in all forms, regardless of whether they stem from health conditions, interpersonal disruptions, or other historical factors. Let us work together on your terms to restore vitality and depth in your world. Relief and wisdom lie closely within our grasp!
Life is a winding path- I know how difficult it can often be adjusting to challenges in the moment and over time. I have been helping clients for several years confront the tasks of personal integration and expansion in response to life's unhelpful habits, patterns and circumstances. My approach and style are effective at helping heal dysregulation in all forms, regardless of whether they stem from health conditions, interpersonal disruptions, or other historical factors. Let us work together on your terms to restore vitality and depth in your world. Relief and wisdom lie closely within our grasp!
(412) 313-5149 View (412) 313-5149
Photo of Cynthia Seery, Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Cynthia Seery
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Cynthia. Do you find yourself struggling to get through your day to day, maybe due to lack of interest, low energy, or difficulty concentrating? Or maybe you find yourself exhausted by what seems like endless worries, inability to relax, and restless nights. These are just a few of the common presenting issues I have experience working with.
Hi, I'm Cynthia. Do you find yourself struggling to get through your day to day, maybe due to lack of interest, low energy, or difficulty concentrating? Or maybe you find yourself exhausted by what seems like endless worries, inability to relax, and restless nights. These are just a few of the common presenting issues I have experience working with.
(484) 559-7609 View (484) 559-7609
Photo of Kindbridge Behavioral Health, Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Kindbridge Behavioral Health
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
Experience working in multiple settings, including private practice and community healthcare. I look to help clients struggling with gambling addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, and other mental health disorders.
Experience working in multiple settings, including private practice and community healthcare. I look to help clients struggling with gambling addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, and other mental health disorders.
(702) 766-9125 View (702) 766-9125
Photo of Roxanne E Kerstetter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Roxanne E Kerstetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
As a therapist, it is my goal to create a safe and welcoming environment for individuals to explore any concerns they may be experiencing. My approach is tailored to each individual client, and I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance can provide a safe and healing space. It is important for me to explore my client's personal history and background to help them understand how it is currently affecting their present situation and how we can collaborate to improve it.
As a therapist, it is my goal to create a safe and welcoming environment for individuals to explore any concerns they may be experiencing. My approach is tailored to each individual client, and I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance can provide a safe and healing space. It is important for me to explore my client's personal history and background to help them understand how it is currently affecting their present situation and how we can collaborate to improve it.
(412) 615-3390 View (412) 615-3390
Photo of Tanisha Ramsey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Tanisha Ramsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Experiences and circumstances have a way of changing how we perceive and understand the world around us. They alter the way we act or behave, the way we think, and the way we respond to different events or challenges that may occur in life. Therapy is a way in which an individual is able to create room in their own life for reestablishment, growth, empowerment, and resolution. My goal is to facilitate a safe environment in which you are able to recover, refocus, reestablish, and grow. I hope that through this experience you can improve overall wellness and accomplish goals that will improve your lifestyle as an individual.
Experiences and circumstances have a way of changing how we perceive and understand the world around us. They alter the way we act or behave, the way we think, and the way we respond to different events or challenges that may occur in life. Therapy is a way in which an individual is able to create room in their own life for reestablishment, growth, empowerment, and resolution. My goal is to facilitate a safe environment in which you are able to recover, refocus, reestablish, and grow. I hope that through this experience you can improve overall wellness and accomplish goals that will improve your lifestyle as an individual.
(412) 223-3184 View (412) 223-3184
Photo of David Bajada, Psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA
David Bajada
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am doing Telehealth which I find to be effective. I have a great passion for working with my clients. Much of my current focus is working with individuals who have concerns related to: 1. building and sustaining stronger relationships (partner, work, family, etc.) 2. issues of anxiety, panic, and depression - including loss/grief. 3. Work and career challenges, including the high stress of balancing work and personal life. I've also been successful with clients who not only want to get out of the "rut" of the their lives, but who also want to explore their desire for genuine happiness, contentment, and peace of mind.
I am doing Telehealth which I find to be effective. I have a great passion for working with my clients. Much of my current focus is working with individuals who have concerns related to: 1. building and sustaining stronger relationships (partner, work, family, etc.) 2. issues of anxiety, panic, and depression - including loss/grief. 3. Work and career challenges, including the high stress of balancing work and personal life. I've also been successful with clients who not only want to get out of the "rut" of the their lives, but who also want to explore their desire for genuine happiness, contentment, and peace of mind.
(412) 536-5337 View (412) 536-5337
Photo of Ashley Nicole Cygnarowicz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Ashley Nicole Cygnarowicz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
I work with individuals of all ages struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, and trauma. I am a Certified First Responder Counselor and enjoy assisting this population with the proper support and resources to cope with workplace stress and secondary trauma.
I work with individuals of all ages struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, and trauma. I am a Certified First Responder Counselor and enjoy assisting this population with the proper support and resources to cope with workplace stress and secondary trauma.
(724) 426-7059 View (724) 426-7059
Photo of Kayla Thomas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Kayla Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Kayla Thomas is a Licensed Social Worker who is passionate about healing. She has experience working with adults and youth seeking help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem, and LGTBQ+ or other sexuality issues. Kayla takes a holistic, solution-focused approach to her clients' needs. She uses compassion, coaching, and a clinical practice best suited for client goals. In addition, therapeutic techniques such as strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness cater unique treatments to each individual. Kayla is spiritually centered and purpose-driven.
Kayla Thomas is a Licensed Social Worker who is passionate about healing. She has experience working with adults and youth seeking help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem, and LGTBQ+ or other sexuality issues. Kayla takes a holistic, solution-focused approach to her clients' needs. She uses compassion, coaching, and a clinical practice best suited for client goals. In addition, therapeutic techniques such as strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness cater unique treatments to each individual. Kayla is spiritually centered and purpose-driven.
(215) 515-8250 View (215) 515-8250
Photo of Daniel Gruner, Psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA
Daniel Gruner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Many come to therapy to change patterns of relating to others and themselves that they feel no longer serve them. I believe that these patterns, hard as they may be now, likely played some important role for you in the past. Perhaps addictions, habits, or defenses met otherwise unmet needs in your life, but now have become limiting and compulsive. I see myself as your partner in a process of deep listening, a process which facilitates growth, healing, and new possibilities for relating to your self and others. Specialties and modalities include: Clinical Hypnosis, gender therapy, trauma, addictions. Also see my group therapy option.
Many come to therapy to change patterns of relating to others and themselves that they feel no longer serve them. I believe that these patterns, hard as they may be now, likely played some important role for you in the past. Perhaps addictions, habits, or defenses met otherwise unmet needs in your life, but now have become limiting and compulsive. I see myself as your partner in a process of deep listening, a process which facilitates growth, healing, and new possibilities for relating to your self and others. Specialties and modalities include: Clinical Hypnosis, gender therapy, trauma, addictions. Also see my group therapy option.
(412) 207-3740 View (412) 207-3740
Photo of Dorothy Ann Marek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Dorothy Ann Marek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Dottie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and a certificate in mental health. Dottie has worked in behavioral health with children, adolescents, and families in a school based setting for over 30 years focused on behavioral and emotional support.
Dottie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and a certificate in mental health. Dottie has worked in behavioral health with children, adolescents, and families in a school based setting for over 30 years focused on behavioral and emotional support.
(412) 307-9194 View (412) 307-9194
Photo of Lauren J Richey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Lauren J Richey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Unconditional Positive Regard is something that we are all deserving of. A lot of times, life becomes all-consuming, and not only do we feel a lack of acceptance from others; but many of us internalize our experiences in a way that keeps us from feeling confident. Self-Actualization is a fancy way to say "I love myself and I trust myself". It takes a lot of courage to step into the realm of discomfort and as for support - but it's not out of our reach.
Unconditional Positive Regard is something that we are all deserving of. A lot of times, life becomes all-consuming, and not only do we feel a lack of acceptance from others; but many of us internalize our experiences in a way that keeps us from feeling confident. Self-Actualization is a fancy way to say "I love myself and I trust myself". It takes a lot of courage to step into the realm of discomfort and as for support - but it's not out of our reach.
(412) 844-2379 View (412) 844-2379
Photo of Michelle Sabino, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Michelle Sabino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I have over 20 years of experience specializing in treating women who have problems with their moods and difficulty managing emotions. Formally trained in Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gestalt Therapy, I blend these approaches with warmth, compassion and a genuine desire to understand the experience of my clients, thus empowering them to overcome personal obstacles and move forward to a happier, healthier life. I encourage being present in the moment without judgment of ourselves, others, or our circumstances. I approach my work with enthusiasm and often a bit of humor.
I have over 20 years of experience specializing in treating women who have problems with their moods and difficulty managing emotions. Formally trained in Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gestalt Therapy, I blend these approaches with warmth, compassion and a genuine desire to understand the experience of my clients, thus empowering them to overcome personal obstacles and move forward to a happier, healthier life. I encourage being present in the moment without judgment of ourselves, others, or our circumstances. I approach my work with enthusiasm and often a bit of humor.
(412) 906-9296 View (412) 906-9296
Photo of Roxanne Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Roxanne Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CCATP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Roxanne Davis is a dedicated licensed therapist with a passion for transforming lives through evidence-based therapy techniques and modalities. Specializing in trauma disorders and anxiety, she adopts a person-centered approach that integrates neuroscience with proven treatment methods. With years of valuable experience, Roxanne has developed expertise in working with women and families, particularly those affected by DV. She provides a supportive and knowledgeable environment allowing clients to set goals & embark on a path of growth and fulfillment. She blends compassion and expert, guiding you towards a life of well-being.
Roxanne Davis is a dedicated licensed therapist with a passion for transforming lives through evidence-based therapy techniques and modalities. Specializing in trauma disorders and anxiety, she adopts a person-centered approach that integrates neuroscience with proven treatment methods. With years of valuable experience, Roxanne has developed expertise in working with women and families, particularly those affected by DV. She provides a supportive and knowledgeable environment allowing clients to set goals & embark on a path of growth and fulfillment. She blends compassion and expert, guiding you towards a life of well-being.
(412) 207-3497 View (412) 207-3497
Photo of Diane Elliot McHirella, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Diane Elliot McHirella
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213  (Online Only)
Hello & Welcome! With over 25 years of experience in counseling with folks of varying backgrounds, I am honored to walk the path of the Counseling Journey with you. Our work & play together will allow you to further discover the strengths & resources you already have, while using these innate abilities to work with the growing edges you may wish to explore. I work in tandem with clients, parents & families as a guide, helping you to understand the ways you are the expert on your own life. Together, we will engage in an authentic therapeutic relationship to enhance your life & well-being. Helpful info: EMDRIA.org & dnmsinstitute.com
Hello & Welcome! With over 25 years of experience in counseling with folks of varying backgrounds, I am honored to walk the path of the Counseling Journey with you. Our work & play together will allow you to further discover the strengths & resources you already have, while using these innate abilities to work with the growing edges you may wish to explore. I work in tandem with clients, parents & families as a guide, helping you to understand the ways you are the expert on your own life. Together, we will engage in an authentic therapeutic relationship to enhance your life & well-being. Helpful info: EMDRIA.org & dnmsinstitute.com
(412) 328-2929 View (412) 328-2929
Photo of Sharifa Martin, Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Sharifa Martin
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma/Substance Use. I introduce therapeutic interventions appropriate for an individual's comfort level, leading to long-term personal growth. I allow you to "take the wheel" and work with you as you define your therapy goals. I encourage you to have a voice, to speak up if an area of your treatment is not working for you, and to ask questions. I am candid in that if there is an answer to a question I do not know, I will research and consult with my supervisor to get you the best answer possible.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma/Substance Use. I introduce therapeutic interventions appropriate for an individual's comfort level, leading to long-term personal growth. I allow you to "take the wheel" and work with you as you define your therapy goals. I encourage you to have a voice, to speak up if an area of your treatment is not working for you, and to ask questions. I am candid in that if there is an answer to a question I do not know, I will research and consult with my supervisor to get you the best answer possible.
(412) 838-3916 View (412) 838-3916
Photo of Bella Peduzzi, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Bella Peduzzi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, it's my goal to help you feel respected and create a safe environment for you to share whatever you need to during therapy. It is my intention to empower you, strengthen your individuality, help to strengthen your belief that you have great worth, and that you can overcome traumatic events and memories. We are more than the thoughts we have that we're ashamed of, we're more than the worst moments of our lives, much more than our mistakes, and in my practice, I respect the courage it takes to be vulnerable, honest, and open to new ways of thinking.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, it's my goal to help you feel respected and create a safe environment for you to share whatever you need to during therapy. It is my intention to empower you, strengthen your individuality, help to strengthen your belief that you have great worth, and that you can overcome traumatic events and memories. We are more than the thoughts we have that we're ashamed of, we're more than the worst moments of our lives, much more than our mistakes, and in my practice, I respect the courage it takes to be vulnerable, honest, and open to new ways of thinking.
(412) 214-7031 View (412) 214-7031
Photo of Julie Barry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Julie Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Hey there! Certified in perinatal mental health and deeply passionate about supporting women through all stages of life, including fertility challenges, parenting issues, and navigating racial and workplace trauma. Feeling stuck? Wondering why you keep repeating the same patterns or behaviors? Struggling with troubling memories or barriers that are holding you back from finding stability in relationships? Let's tackle these obstacles together! My goal is to empower you to strengthen your focus and deepen your understanding of yourself. Because once we have that clarity, we can create the life you truly want.
Hey there! Certified in perinatal mental health and deeply passionate about supporting women through all stages of life, including fertility challenges, parenting issues, and navigating racial and workplace trauma. Feeling stuck? Wondering why you keep repeating the same patterns or behaviors? Struggling with troubling memories or barriers that are holding you back from finding stability in relationships? Let's tackle these obstacles together! My goal is to empower you to strengthen your focus and deepen your understanding of yourself. Because once we have that clarity, we can create the life you truly want.
(814) 929-3322 View (814) 929-3322
Photo of Katy Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Katy Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
(412) 324-4862 View (412) 324-4862
Photo of Dr. Lauren E. Barrett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Lauren E. Barrett
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Becoming a parent and/or experiencing traumatic loss are some of the most complex life events one can have. This change can evoke unexpected conflicting emotions, fears and uncertainty, a new identity, and relational stress. My focus is to therapeutically support mothers during pregnancy, postpartum, and reproductive health experiences including infertility/treatments, birth trauma, miscarriages, and loss. My clinical approach is grounded in combining trauma-informed evidence-based practices, the expressive arts, and knowledge of perinatal mental health to individualize patient care during this delicate time.
Becoming a parent and/or experiencing traumatic loss are some of the most complex life events one can have. This change can evoke unexpected conflicting emotions, fears and uncertainty, a new identity, and relational stress. My focus is to therapeutically support mothers during pregnancy, postpartum, and reproductive health experiences including infertility/treatments, birth trauma, miscarriages, and loss. My clinical approach is grounded in combining trauma-informed evidence-based practices, the expressive arts, and knowledge of perinatal mental health to individualize patient care during this delicate time.
(412) 981-1770 x555 View (412) 981-1770 x555

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

2,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Highmark
75% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Pittsburgh?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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