Therapists in Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA

Photo of David Orbison, Psychologist in Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA
David Orbison
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Not accepting new clients
These days, many of the people with whom I form a therapeutic relationship are those who have been unsatisfied with prior therapy efforts. In addition, I often work with mental health and medical professionals and their families, as well as persons employed in academia. That said, I enjoy sorting out all sorts of relationship difficulties and the underlying personality issues. In terms of patient populations, I work with individual adults and couples, upset teens and young adults. I am a fully trained psychoanalyst, as well, so I am comfortable with very intimate work, often using the couch. Commitment is a two-way street.
These days, many of the people with whom I form a therapeutic relationship are those who have been unsatisfied with prior therapy efforts. In addition, I often work with mental health and medical professionals and their families, as well as persons employed in academia. That said, I enjoy sorting out all sorts of relationship difficulties and the underlying personality issues. In terms of patient populations, I work with individual adults and couples, upset teens and young adults. I am a fully trained psychoanalyst, as well, so I am comfortable with very intimate work, often using the couch. Commitment is a two-way street.
(412) 906-9219 View (412) 906-9219
Photo of Matthew DiAnthony, Psychologist in Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA
Matthew DiAnthony
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Not accepting new clients
Clients who I work with typically have recognized a lack of fulfillment, maladaptive behavioral patterns, or interpersonal issues present within their lives. Many wonder both how these came to be and, often more importantly, what they can do to resolve them moving forward. These individuals typically desire more satisfying, healthy, and meaningful experiences within their lives, as well as within their interactions with others.
Clients who I work with typically have recognized a lack of fulfillment, maladaptive behavioral patterns, or interpersonal issues present within their lives. Many wonder both how these came to be and, often more importantly, what they can do to resolve them moving forward. These individuals typically desire more satisfying, healthy, and meaningful experiences within their lives, as well as within their interactions with others.
(412) 419-2330 View (412) 419-2330
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Doty Lee Mauney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
I am a practicing Gestalt therapist as well as a Registered Play therapist who works with adults and children that have experienced trauma and/or abuse, and present with symptoms of PDSD, anxiety, depression. When working with children I work closely with the parents or caregivers for best results. As a Gestalt therapist my focus is present focused and on the whole person (thoughts, feelings, body/movement.) Together we create an environment where the individual finds a deeper awareness about themselves that can increase their choices about how they interact with others and live their life.
I am a practicing Gestalt therapist as well as a Registered Play therapist who works with adults and children that have experienced trauma and/or abuse, and present with symptoms of PDSD, anxiety, depression. When working with children I work closely with the parents or caregivers for best results. As a Gestalt therapist my focus is present focused and on the whole person (thoughts, feelings, body/movement.) Together we create an environment where the individual finds a deeper awareness about themselves that can increase their choices about how they interact with others and live their life.
(412) 203-4349 View (412) 203-4349
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Mike Drew
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Whatever you're seeking, be it treatment for depression or anxiety, or be it deeper insight into yourself, my goal as a therapist is to help you through that process and guide you along the way, as a trusted companion would.
Whatever you're seeking, be it treatment for depression or anxiety, or be it deeper insight into yourself, my goal as a therapist is to help you through that process and guide you along the way, as a trusted companion would.
(412) 776-0772 View (412) 776-0772
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Terry O'Hara
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
I'm a psychologist focusing on forensic matters. Over the past 20 years, I have conducted over 10,000 evaluations in more than 15 counties in Pa and testified on over 850 occasions. I conduct dependency and delinquency evaluations, child custody evaluations, risk of violence evaluations, decertification evaluations, emotional abuse assessment, and evaluations involving parental capacity. My expertise includes bullying, violence, attachment, and parenting. In addition, I provide consultation to attorneys and conduct second opinion evaluations
I'm a psychologist focusing on forensic matters. Over the past 20 years, I have conducted over 10,000 evaluations in more than 15 counties in Pa and testified on over 850 occasions. I conduct dependency and delinquency evaluations, child custody evaluations, risk of violence evaluations, decertification evaluations, emotional abuse assessment, and evaluations involving parental capacity. My expertise includes bullying, violence, attachment, and parenting. In addition, I provide consultation to attorneys and conduct second opinion evaluations
(412) 207-3585 View (412) 207-3585
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Nicole E Knox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201  (Online Only)
The clients I typically see are seeking help with processing life changes, family issues, trauma, depression and anxiety. I work with them to create a goal that is personal and most importantly achievable.
The clients I typically see are seeking help with processing life changes, family issues, trauma, depression and anxiety. I work with them to create a goal that is personal and most importantly achievable.
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K. D. Ferrari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
I'm Dr. Kate Ferrari and am here to assist you with difficulties you may be encountering in your life through a compassionate, non-judgmental approach. Regardless of the problems you are experiencing, my goal is to provide support, work with you to set goals for your future and develop tools to reach them. I believe in a holistic perspective to mental well-being, and am a proponent of neurodiversity, who will help you on your personal path towards the life you would like to live. Please note that all services are provided virtually and are tailored to fit your individual needs.
I'm Dr. Kate Ferrari and am here to assist you with difficulties you may be encountering in your life through a compassionate, non-judgmental approach. Regardless of the problems you are experiencing, my goal is to provide support, work with you to set goals for your future and develop tools to reach them. I believe in a holistic perspective to mental well-being, and am a proponent of neurodiversity, who will help you on your personal path towards the life you would like to live. Please note that all services are provided virtually and are tailored to fit your individual needs.
(814) 317-0350 View (814) 317-0350
Photo of Jena Meneo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA
Jena Meneo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Waitlist for new clients
Are you having difficulty making decisions, expressing your emotions, or struggling to improve your personal relationship(s)? Admitting we have a problem and working to change our behaviors can be a challenge. I use cognitive behavioral, humanist, and mindfulness-based approaches to help clients focus in the here and now while gaining insight into themselves. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who offers therapy designed to help you learn healthy coping skills and improve your well being. I do not offer evening or weekend hours.
Are you having difficulty making decisions, expressing your emotions, or struggling to improve your personal relationship(s)? Admitting we have a problem and working to change our behaviors can be a challenge. I use cognitive behavioral, humanist, and mindfulness-based approaches to help clients focus in the here and now while gaining insight into themselves. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who offers therapy designed to help you learn healthy coping skills and improve your well being. I do not offer evening or weekend hours.
(412) 387-5170 View (412) 387-5170
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Katie O'Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, CCLS
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Welcome! Taking the first step in seeking therapy can be daunting, so I am glad you're here. The ups and downs of life can be complicated, unpredictable and challenging to navigate so I believe finding a therapist shouldn't be. I strive to meet my clients where they're at in their own process, to be transparent, to design individualized goals, and to support clients navigating life's challenges through a creative, compassionate, and collaborative approach to therapy.
Welcome! Taking the first step in seeking therapy can be daunting, so I am glad you're here. The ups and downs of life can be complicated, unpredictable and challenging to navigate so I believe finding a therapist shouldn't be. I strive to meet my clients where they're at in their own process, to be transparent, to design individualized goals, and to support clients navigating life's challenges through a creative, compassionate, and collaborative approach to therapy.
(412) 465-6299 View (412) 465-6299
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Jennifer Koehler Fandray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CRC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Life can be stressful. Sometimes the demands of life are too much to handle on your own. I will work with you to accept and change what you can about your life. I have over 25 years of post-masters degree counseling experience, working in both the physical rehabilitation and counseling fields. Experienced in adjustment to disability counseling, grief therapy, life coaching, mental health counseling, teaching relaxation and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and career counseling. I will work with you on your individual goals and devise a therapeutic plan. My goal is to help you achieve happiness in life!
Life can be stressful. Sometimes the demands of life are too much to handle on your own. I will work with you to accept and change what you can about your life. I have over 25 years of post-masters degree counseling experience, working in both the physical rehabilitation and counseling fields. Experienced in adjustment to disability counseling, grief therapy, life coaching, mental health counseling, teaching relaxation and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and career counseling. I will work with you on your individual goals and devise a therapeutic plan. My goal is to help you achieve happiness in life!
(412) 376-4010 View (412) 376-4010
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The Beverly Centre
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
(412) 532-4617 View (412) 532-4617
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Nathan Russell Earl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked with individuals struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger, grief and addiction. I aim to create a safe, supportive environment for my clients to process their emotions, and to create positive change in their lives. I hope to help my clients gain a healthier relationship with themselves by challenging their critical self-talk. I have worked with may people who think and say harsh, or even cruel things to themselves; that they would never say to another person, or a friend.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked with individuals struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger, grief and addiction. I aim to create a safe, supportive environment for my clients to process their emotions, and to create positive change in their lives. I hope to help my clients gain a healthier relationship with themselves by challenging their critical self-talk. I have worked with may people who think and say harsh, or even cruel things to themselves; that they would never say to another person, or a friend.
(412) 301-9147 View (412) 301-9147
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Alysia Kirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Are you overwhelmed and unhappy? Are you struggling with keeping everything together? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are making the right call. I believe that no two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted
Are you overwhelmed and unhappy? Are you struggling with keeping everything together? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are making the right call. I believe that no two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted
(412) 467-0230 View (412) 467-0230
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Dafna Rehavia-Hanauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
I do not take new clients at themoment. Sorry. I am sensitive to cultures and social diversity. I focus on changes through life, transitions and loss. Specialize in eating disorders, relationships; coping with emotional/behavioral distress, identity struggle and women's issues. All ages and nationalities are welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist combining art modality and gestalt techniques as a communication method in the therapeutic process. I believe in the ability of the person to achieve internal and external balanced state of being. I often use creative and artistic .
I do not take new clients at themoment. Sorry. I am sensitive to cultures and social diversity. I focus on changes through life, transitions and loss. Specialize in eating disorders, relationships; coping with emotional/behavioral distress, identity struggle and women's issues. All ages and nationalities are welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist combining art modality and gestalt techniques as a communication method in the therapeutic process. I believe in the ability of the person to achieve internal and external balanced state of being. I often use creative and artistic .
(412) 567-6027 View (412) 567-6027
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Makin Wellness
Counselor, MSEd, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201  (Online Only)
We are welcoming new clients now & can help schedule your first session within a few business days with one of our expert providers at Makin Wellness! Do you worry all the time? Is it hard for you to turn your thoughts off? Would you like to enjoy the present moment, but feel like it's impossible because you are so focused on the future or past? So many people live their lives filled with negative thoughts, Trauma & depression that eventually affect their work, relationships, and even health. They are unsure of how to let go of their troublesome thoughts or have tried things that made their problems even worse.
We are welcoming new clients now & can help schedule your first session within a few business days with one of our expert providers at Makin Wellness! Do you worry all the time? Is it hard for you to turn your thoughts off? Would you like to enjoy the present moment, but feel like it's impossible because you are so focused on the future or past? So many people live their lives filled with negative thoughts, Trauma & depression that eventually affect their work, relationships, and even health. They are unsure of how to let go of their troublesome thoughts or have tried things that made their problems even worse.
(412) 844-2959 View (412) 844-2959
Photo of Tiffany Leonard, Psychologist in Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA
Tiffany Leonard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is constantly changing. Transitions are often rewarding, yet change can create distress, upsetting your closest relationships, turn daily functioning into a struggle, or have you feeling physically ill. I specialize in working with adults & young adults managing life transitions & interpersonal conflicts (partner, coworker, peer). I would like to join with you on your journey to regaining a sense of control over your life. Other special interests include issues related to: young adulthood, college, career change or conflict, family of origin conflict/(how growing up impacted your choices today), & codependency.
Life is constantly changing. Transitions are often rewarding, yet change can create distress, upsetting your closest relationships, turn daily functioning into a struggle, or have you feeling physically ill. I specialize in working with adults & young adults managing life transitions & interpersonal conflicts (partner, coworker, peer). I would like to join with you on your journey to regaining a sense of control over your life. Other special interests include issues related to: young adulthood, college, career change or conflict, family of origin conflict/(how growing up impacted your choices today), & codependency.
(412) 407-4182 View (412) 407-4182
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Jamie C. Rivers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, NCC, LPC
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
I help people navigate through complex medical and psychological conditions. Often times a diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, infertility, chronic pain/fatigue leaves us confused, frustrated and powerless. Medical health setbacks can impact our mental health. Conditions that may occur or worsen include: depression, anxiety, substance dependency, interpersonal conflict and relationship issues. This is not always truth. Many find their voice, their personal strength, and their love and compassion of self and others deepen.
I help people navigate through complex medical and psychological conditions. Often times a diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, infertility, chronic pain/fatigue leaves us confused, frustrated and powerless. Medical health setbacks can impact our mental health. Conditions that may occur or worsen include: depression, anxiety, substance dependency, interpersonal conflict and relationship issues. This is not always truth. Many find their voice, their personal strength, and their love and compassion of self and others deepen.
(412) 426-3655 View (412) 426-3655
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Branch Upward Coaching
PsyD, EdS
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Having a child with ADHD can feel overwhelming. I can empathize because my oldest daughter went through an ADHD journey that felt like a roller coaster ride! Have you tried strategies but they just don't seem to work? I can help you calm the chaos with my specialized approach to parent coaching because it will empower you as a parent to better support your child. A safe and non-judgmental coaching relationship will help you gain insight on when, why, and how you are triggered by your child’s behaviors. My collaborative approach will also delineate a plan tailored to meet the needs of you and your family.
Having a child with ADHD can feel overwhelming. I can empathize because my oldest daughter went through an ADHD journey that felt like a roller coaster ride! Have you tried strategies but they just don't seem to work? I can help you calm the chaos with my specialized approach to parent coaching because it will empower you as a parent to better support your child. A safe and non-judgmental coaching relationship will help you gain insight on when, why, and how you are triggered by your child’s behaviors. My collaborative approach will also delineate a plan tailored to meet the needs of you and your family.
(878) 206-6401 View (878) 206-6401
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Daniel Gruner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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
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Wesleigh McGivern
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Not accepting new clients
I work to establish a supportive and non-judgemental space for clients to focus on healing and connection. I work to emphasize collaboration while recognizing the client as the expert of their own experience. I support my clients with active listening, affirmation, validation, and honesty. We will work together to build upon existing attributes and coping mechanisms and I will work to encourage self-compassion while developing new skills for the present and future. This may include working on setting healthy boundaries, improving communication skills, and/or identifying negative self-talk.
I work to establish a supportive and non-judgemental space for clients to focus on healing and connection. I work to emphasize collaboration while recognizing the client as the expert of their own experience. I support my clients with active listening, affirmation, validation, and honesty. We will work together to build upon existing attributes and coping mechanisms and I will work to encourage self-compassion while developing new skills for the present and future. This may include working on setting healthy boundaries, improving communication skills, and/or identifying negative self-talk.
(412) 838-3667 View (412) 838-3667

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA

70+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Stress
74% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Highmark
69% Aetna
66% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Central Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
22% Male
8% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Central Lawrenceville, 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.

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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.