Therapists in Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA

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Harmony Sullivan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
I believe we are all capable of changing our lives to feel happier more of the time. Perhaps you are struggling with a big transition, such as the death of a loved one, getting married or divorced, having a child, changing careers, or coming out. Or maybe you just feel stuck and you're not sure why. New clients often say that they are frustrated because they would like to feel happier but can't seem to figure out how. Therapy helps people break out of the rut and find new ways to achieve contentment.
I believe we are all capable of changing our lives to feel happier more of the time. Perhaps you are struggling with a big transition, such as the death of a loved one, getting married or divorced, having a child, changing careers, or coming out. Or maybe you just feel stuck and you're not sure why. New clients often say that they are frustrated because they would like to feel happier but can't seem to figure out how. Therapy helps people break out of the rut and find new ways to achieve contentment.
(412) 685-4579 View (412) 685-4579
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Rita G Drapkin
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
Do you want to better understand yourself and your relationships? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Therapy can provide a place where you can freely express yourself and explore, without judgment, the obstacles that are preventing you from having a more satisfied life. I enjoy helping clients learn to listen to all of their feelings and let go of old patterns that once served them but no longer do. I offer support and challenge through the therapy relationship as people face their personal truths. I have openings for a new adult psychotherapy group but am not accepting new clients for individual therapy.
Do you want to better understand yourself and your relationships? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Therapy can provide a place where you can freely express yourself and explore, without judgment, the obstacles that are preventing you from having a more satisfied life. I enjoy helping clients learn to listen to all of their feelings and let go of old patterns that once served them but no longer do. I offer support and challenge through the therapy relationship as people face their personal truths. I have openings for a new adult psychotherapy group but am not accepting new clients for individual therapy.
(724) 359-2749 View (724) 359-2749
Photo of Josie Albrecht, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Josie Albrecht
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Take your healing to new heights. Are you seeking a space to explore the “hard stuff”? Have you been struggling to get past survival-mode living? Do you long for a genuine, authentic connection to yourself and others? I work with clients who desire to get to the root of their struggles. Whether you want to overcome your symptoms, process something difficult that has happened to you, or explore cycles and patterns that aren’t serving you, I am here to help.
Take your healing to new heights. Are you seeking a space to explore the “hard stuff”? Have you been struggling to get past survival-mode living? Do you long for a genuine, authentic connection to yourself and others? I work with clients who desire to get to the root of their struggles. Whether you want to overcome your symptoms, process something difficult that has happened to you, or explore cycles and patterns that aren’t serving you, I am here to help.
(412) 415-7328 View (412) 415-7328
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Katie Robb Sewall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Waitlist for new clients
Unfortunately, I am not accepting new clients at this time. I work primarily with adults experiencing emotional challenges. This often looks like depression, anxiety, or grief. I also work with individuals going through a transition in life, relationships, career, or health status. During a difficult season in life we are more open to learning new skills and perspectives.
Unfortunately, I am not accepting new clients at this time. I work primarily with adults experiencing emotional challenges. This often looks like depression, anxiety, or grief. I also work with individuals going through a transition in life, relationships, career, or health status. During a difficult season in life we are more open to learning new skills and perspectives.
(412) 566-7674 View (412) 566-7674
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Martha D'Abruzzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! Due to a focus on other offerings, I do not have psychotherapy openings. However, I am accepting new clients (Telehealth) for the Safe and Sound Protocol and mindfulness training. My psychotherapy approach is rooted in mindfulness, relational systems, trauma and nervous system informed intervention. Over the past several years I have trained in newer frameworks, including EMDR, Polyvagal Theory-informed therapy, somatic and sensory experiencing, as well as other trauma-informed techniques.
Hello! Due to a focus on other offerings, I do not have psychotherapy openings. However, I am accepting new clients (Telehealth) for the Safe and Sound Protocol and mindfulness training. My psychotherapy approach is rooted in mindfulness, relational systems, trauma and nervous system informed intervention. Over the past several years I have trained in newer frameworks, including EMDR, Polyvagal Theory-informed therapy, somatic and sensory experiencing, as well as other trauma-informed techniques.
(412) 906-9837 View (412) 906-9837
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Bethany Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Relationships can be as challenging as they are rewarding. Professional support in working through those challenges can help you build more satisfying personal and professional relationships. I focus on assisting you with increasing your self awareness, emotional regulation and your ability to communicate effectively with others. I believe that a nonjudgemental, caring environment facilitates personal growth. My goal is to engage in a collaborative process that feels safe, enables healing and empowers you to reach your goals.
Relationships can be as challenging as they are rewarding. Professional support in working through those challenges can help you build more satisfying personal and professional relationships. I focus on assisting you with increasing your self awareness, emotional regulation and your ability to communicate effectively with others. I believe that a nonjudgemental, caring environment facilitates personal growth. My goal is to engage in a collaborative process that feels safe, enables healing and empowers you to reach your goals.
(412) 275-6931 View (412) 275-6931
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Claire Fior
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
I believe how humans experience growth and how they change are the big themes of psychology. We grow and change through our relationships with others, but sometimes we can get stuck in certain relationship patterns that cause distress. Uncovering the dynamics of these patterns, how they affect our self-concept, our feelings, our understanding of others, and our nervous systems can be healing. Practicing new patterns of emotion, thought, and behavior, whether through talk- therapy, mindfulness practices, or a combination of both, can assist growth and change toward more compassion and connection in our lives.
I believe how humans experience growth and how they change are the big themes of psychology. We grow and change through our relationships with others, but sometimes we can get stuck in certain relationship patterns that cause distress. Uncovering the dynamics of these patterns, how they affect our self-concept, our feelings, our understanding of others, and our nervous systems can be healing. Practicing new patterns of emotion, thought, and behavior, whether through talk- therapy, mindfulness practices, or a combination of both, can assist growth and change toward more compassion and connection in our lives.
(412) 871-6296 View (412) 871-6296
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Sonya Dugal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Transgender Care Therapist working in the Pittsburgh area. I enjoy working with members of the LGBTQIA2+ community and specialize in providing gender affirming care to gender expansive, non-binary and trans individuals, as well as BIPOC individuals with diverse multicultural and racial backgrounds. I am guided by a feminist and person centered approach that prioritizes an exploration of our intersecting identities and value the healing power of exploratory and respectful conversation.
Hello! I am a Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Transgender Care Therapist working in the Pittsburgh area. I enjoy working with members of the LGBTQIA2+ community and specialize in providing gender affirming care to gender expansive, non-binary and trans individuals, as well as BIPOC individuals with diverse multicultural and racial backgrounds. I am guided by a feminist and person centered approach that prioritizes an exploration of our intersecting identities and value the healing power of exploratory and respectful conversation.
(412) 440-8407 View (412) 440-8407
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Jessica Everly
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Hello, and welcome. I am a counselor who works with individuals and couples ages 17 and up. I treat depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, OCD, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship distress. My approach is integrative, combining emotionally focused therapy, behavioral therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic techniques. I am a LPC and I have a doctorate with over 15 years of experience in the field of psychology. Sessions with me tend to be semi-structured, with us working towards your goals while leaving space for timely stressors that arise. Warmth, support and curiosity are always present in my sessions.
Hello, and welcome. I am a counselor who works with individuals and couples ages 17 and up. I treat depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, OCD, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship distress. My approach is integrative, combining emotionally focused therapy, behavioral therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic techniques. I am a LPC and I have a doctorate with over 15 years of experience in the field of psychology. Sessions with me tend to be semi-structured, with us working towards your goals while leaving space for timely stressors that arise. Warmth, support and curiosity are always present in my sessions.
(412) 693-6197 View (412) 693-6197
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Fran Meenan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been a psychotherapist for over 25 years. Painful past experiences, whether they occurred in childhood or recently, influence our moods, behavior and relationships often in surprising ways. These experiences can intensify depression, anxiety and panic, marital stress, self-esteem issues, health crises and other conditions. I work with those struggling with the difficulties that follow recent and past experiences of stress or abuse. Negotiating the changes in our world and healing some of the broken places in our lives is challenging.
I have been a psychotherapist for over 25 years. Painful past experiences, whether they occurred in childhood or recently, influence our moods, behavior and relationships often in surprising ways. These experiences can intensify depression, anxiety and panic, marital stress, self-esteem issues, health crises and other conditions. I work with those struggling with the difficulties that follow recent and past experiences of stress or abuse. Negotiating the changes in our world and healing some of the broken places in our lives is challenging.
(878) 201-9111 View (878) 201-9111
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Joy B Krumenacker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy is a unique journey; a journey that I am committed to taking with you. My interests include working with interpersonal/relational issues as well as concerns related to identity, personality, sex/sexuality, anxiety, and trauma. I practice from a psychodynamic approach, personalized to meet the needs of each client. Our sessions together will assist you in developing a greater understanding of self and your interactions with others. I am currently offering individual sessions as well as supervision to pre-licensed professionals.
Psychotherapy is a unique journey; a journey that I am committed to taking with you. My interests include working with interpersonal/relational issues as well as concerns related to identity, personality, sex/sexuality, anxiety, and trauma. I practice from a psychodynamic approach, personalized to meet the needs of each client. Our sessions together will assist you in developing a greater understanding of self and your interactions with others. I am currently offering individual sessions as well as supervision to pre-licensed professionals.
(412) 927-0795 View (412) 927-0795
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Meg Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Are you hoping to feel seen and to see yourself in therapy? Are you focused on making meaning at this time in your life? Are you hoping to move toward a more whole and integrated self? My role as a therapist is to hold a space to support you in your exploration, and to help you gain insight into your inner world. Within a therapy session we will build curiosity about the connection between past and present experiences, relationships, and internal processes. I specialize in providing support to LGBTQIA+ individuals and individuals navigating complex family dynamics.
Are you hoping to feel seen and to see yourself in therapy? Are you focused on making meaning at this time in your life? Are you hoping to move toward a more whole and integrated self? My role as a therapist is to hold a space to support you in your exploration, and to help you gain insight into your inner world. Within a therapy session we will build curiosity about the connection between past and present experiences, relationships, and internal processes. I specialize in providing support to LGBTQIA+ individuals and individuals navigating complex family dynamics.
(412) 900-8570 View (412) 900-8570
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Madeleine Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I specialize in treating anxiety, OCD, and depression. If you are struggling with obsessive thoughts, feel out of control, or find yourself confused by your identity, emotions, behaviors, or relationships, I am here to help.
I specialize in treating anxiety, OCD, and depression. If you are struggling with obsessive thoughts, feel out of control, or find yourself confused by your identity, emotions, behaviors, or relationships, I am here to help.
(412) 534-3865 View (412) 534-3865
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Matthew F Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
For me, therapy is the practice of finding ways of being more fully ourselves in the company of others called to be more fully themselves, vulnerable and open-hearted, respectful, honest, and kind. I value transparency, dignity, hard work, play, taking risks, silence, breath, stillness, connection, being alone, and the embrace of all that life delivers us, the sadness and joy, the darkness and light. It is my goal as a therapist to create and hold a space that helps broaden our sense of belonging, deepen our understanding of our experiences, and reengage those experiences feeling acknowledged, understood, and supported.
For me, therapy is the practice of finding ways of being more fully ourselves in the company of others called to be more fully themselves, vulnerable and open-hearted, respectful, honest, and kind. I value transparency, dignity, hard work, play, taking risks, silence, breath, stillness, connection, being alone, and the embrace of all that life delivers us, the sadness and joy, the darkness and light. It is my goal as a therapist to create and hold a space that helps broaden our sense of belonging, deepen our understanding of our experiences, and reengage those experiences feeling acknowledged, understood, and supported.
(412) 850-3096 View (412) 850-3096
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Shannon Prentiss
MA , MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
I believe we as humans all come to a point in life with who we are, who we want to be, and who we think we should be collide. This can be anxiety inducing, scary, and for some confusing and depressing. Throw in the curveballs of life that can be overwhelming, often unbearable, and traumatic and we can be left feeling lost, stuck, and sometimes hopeless. My hope is that I can help clients sift thru the chaos of life, recenter, and create a life that is rooted in self-awareness, purpose, and healthy community.
I believe we as humans all come to a point in life with who we are, who we want to be, and who we think we should be collide. This can be anxiety inducing, scary, and for some confusing and depressing. Throw in the curveballs of life that can be overwhelming, often unbearable, and traumatic and we can be left feeling lost, stuck, and sometimes hopeless. My hope is that I can help clients sift thru the chaos of life, recenter, and create a life that is rooted in self-awareness, purpose, and healthy community.
(412) 912-1883 View (412) 912-1883
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Wesley Waldrup
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Perhaps you are struggling with a life transition, facing a chronic illnesses or an unexpected loss in your life? Are you adjusting to a new role? Concerned about depression or anxiety? Do you have strained relationships or trouble communicating? Counseling can help you navigate these difficult experiences with more confidence.... After an assessment of your conflicts, we will work together to set goals for approaching life in different ways.
Perhaps you are struggling with a life transition, facing a chronic illnesses or an unexpected loss in your life? Are you adjusting to a new role? Concerned about depression or anxiety? Do you have strained relationships or trouble communicating? Counseling can help you navigate these difficult experiences with more confidence.... After an assessment of your conflicts, we will work together to set goals for approaching life in different ways.
(412) 385-4243 View (412) 385-4243
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Kevin Debow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
A lot of people see therapy as a one-sided conversation with little opportunity for interaction or getting to experience each other as real people. I owe it to you to be as real as possible. I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways. I do not believe therapy has to always be a painful experience. I understand that making that call to a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment to call and see how I can help.
A lot of people see therapy as a one-sided conversation with little opportunity for interaction or getting to experience each other as real people. I owe it to you to be as real as possible. I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways. I do not believe therapy has to always be a painful experience. I understand that making that call to a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment to call and see how I can help.
(412) 866-1015 View (412) 866-1015
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Monté Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Are you having difficulties managing your stress and mood due to family, relationships, work, school or the daily grind of life?
Are you having difficulties managing your stress and mood due to family, relationships, work, school or the daily grind of life?
(412) 275-4692 View (412) 275-4692
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Rachel Rudel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Hello! My name is Rachel Rudel, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Drama Therapist. I know that processing thoughts and emotions related to life stressors can be overwhelming and confusing. The practice of therapy creates a safe space to broaden your coping skills so that you don’t have to do it alone! You can count on me to be warm, empathic and point out your strengths as you navigate making changes in your life. I treat teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I look forward to connecting and I can't wait to help you create the life you desire.
Hello! My name is Rachel Rudel, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Drama Therapist. I know that processing thoughts and emotions related to life stressors can be overwhelming and confusing. The practice of therapy creates a safe space to broaden your coping skills so that you don’t have to do it alone! You can count on me to be warm, empathic and point out your strengths as you navigate making changes in your life. I treat teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I look forward to connecting and I can't wait to help you create the life you desire.
(412) 415-7560 View (412) 415-7560
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Layne Filio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Layne! I hope to provide a comfortable and affirming environment for my clients to grow and learn about themselves. I like to provide an integrative approach when it comes to therapy. Meaning, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help you reach your goals. I try and individualize the approach to the client's needs. With extensive experience, I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Insight-Oriented Therapy to address a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma-related symptoms.
Hi! I'm Layne! I hope to provide a comfortable and affirming environment for my clients to grow and learn about themselves. I like to provide an integrative approach when it comes to therapy. Meaning, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help you reach your goals. I try and individualize the approach to the client's needs. With extensive experience, I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Insight-Oriented Therapy to address a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma-related symptoms.
(412) 776-0020 View (412) 776-0020

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Number of Therapists in Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA

90+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
71% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Highmark
82% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Highland Park, 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.