Therapists in Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA

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Kate Gibson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Everyone experiences life in their own way and therefore our thoughts, feelings and perceptions are unique to each individual. Although words are our primary method of communication, words sometimes cannot fully express our emotions and experiences. As a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I use art making and creativity specified to meet your individual needs to help guide you and your family towards healing and wellness.
Everyone experiences life in their own way and therefore our thoughts, feelings and perceptions are unique to each individual. Although words are our primary method of communication, words sometimes cannot fully express our emotions and experiences. As a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I use art making and creativity specified to meet your individual needs to help guide you and your family towards healing and wellness.
(585) 471-6415 View (585) 471-6415
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Carole Joan Honeychurch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
People seek therapy when they are in pain. This pain may show up as anxiety, depression, loneliness, compulsive behaviors, addiction or a combination of these. My job as your therapist is to meet you where you are and to understand your experience, your pain, and to help you move forward. The goal is to create a collaboration in which you have the support and safety to begin to challenge thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that may be holding you back and causing suffering. I will guide you in this work with warmth, humor, respect, and acceptance.
People seek therapy when they are in pain. This pain may show up as anxiety, depression, loneliness, compulsive behaviors, addiction or a combination of these. My job as your therapist is to meet you where you are and to understand your experience, your pain, and to help you move forward. The goal is to create a collaboration in which you have the support and safety to begin to challenge thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that may be holding you back and causing suffering. I will guide you in this work with warmth, humor, respect, and acceptance.
(412) 275-4853 View (412) 275-4853
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Vanessa L Britton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
Hello! Thank you for taking this step and looking for a therapist. You're on the right track! I have known since middle school that helping others was the job for me. In one context or another I have been in the counseling field for 15 years, from settings such as prisons, to drug and alcohol centers, in home therapy, counseling in public schools and the community office setting. My number one priority is the client. If you are questioning taking the step to call or email, I encourage you to do so!
Hello! Thank you for taking this step and looking for a therapist. You're on the right track! I have known since middle school that helping others was the job for me. In one context or another I have been in the counseling field for 15 years, from settings such as prisons, to drug and alcohol centers, in home therapy, counseling in public schools and the community office setting. My number one priority is the client. If you are questioning taking the step to call or email, I encourage you to do so!
(724) 402-5710 View (724) 402-5710
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Lisa Grant-Feeley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with individuals and families. My specialties include working with children who have ADHD and explosive behaviors, teens and adults who have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and adults facing life transitions including empty nesters and career and marriage transitions. My clients have found my support helpful in gaining insight into the life they want to create and in developing the skills needed to incorporate change. Since relationship is key in finding success, we establish a foundation of trust and compassion so there is safety in beginning this journey together.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with individuals and families. My specialties include working with children who have ADHD and explosive behaviors, teens and adults who have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and adults facing life transitions including empty nesters and career and marriage transitions. My clients have found my support helpful in gaining insight into the life they want to create and in developing the skills needed to incorporate change. Since relationship is key in finding success, we establish a foundation of trust and compassion so there is safety in beginning this journey together.
(267) 367-6463 View (267) 367-6463
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Vincent A Pietropaoli
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, NCC, CTMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have more than five years of counseling experience working with individuals of all ages and many presenting problems. I have the most extensive experience working with people with mood related problems (such as: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and others) and those who have experienced traumatic events.
I have more than five years of counseling experience working with individuals of all ages and many presenting problems. I have the most extensive experience working with people with mood related problems (such as: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and others) and those who have experienced traumatic events.
(878) 203-1183 View (878) 203-1183
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Alexandra Moran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Alexandra Moran is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience in the mental health and substance use field. Alexandra is passionate about working with people who have a history of trauma and learning how that trauma has affected their beliefs about themselves or their relationships. Alexandra also specializes in helping people with addiction, anxiety, depression, anger management, and relationship issues.
Alexandra Moran is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience in the mental health and substance use field. Alexandra is passionate about working with people who have a history of trauma and learning how that trauma has affected their beliefs about themselves or their relationships. Alexandra also specializes in helping people with addiction, anxiety, depression, anger management, and relationship issues.
(412) 435-5532 View (412) 435-5532
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Maria L Migliaccio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCBA
Verified Verified
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Maria and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience. I believe in a collaborative approach while also providing direction as needed.
Hello! My name is Maria and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience. I believe in a collaborative approach while also providing direction as needed.
(484) 643-5252 View (484) 643-5252
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Lauren Scangarella
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I support people dealing with depression, anxiety, relational distress, life transitions, gender and sexuality exploration, chronic illness, autism and/or ADHD. Healthy relationships with our family, friends, and support systems including therapy inform our ability to cope, process, and grow. I believe healing happens when we develop self-compassion for our most shamed parts and build support systems that meet us with care and understanding. My style is integrative, mindful and rooted in social justice.
I support people dealing with depression, anxiety, relational distress, life transitions, gender and sexuality exploration, chronic illness, autism and/or ADHD. Healthy relationships with our family, friends, and support systems including therapy inform our ability to cope, process, and grow. I believe healing happens when we develop self-compassion for our most shamed parts and build support systems that meet us with care and understanding. My style is integrative, mindful and rooted in social justice.
(267) 848-9676 View (267) 848-9676
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Spencer Kilpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
Connection to ourselves and others makes us feel whole. Ask yourself now, "Where are my people", "where do I feel as though I am authentically me"? Because mental un-health (our depressions, our anxieties) comes when we are disconnected from those spaces and people. Many factors can disconnect us: death, loss, transition, trauma, heartbreak, stress, abuse, illness, etc. I work with clients across diverse contexts to find reconnection and wholeness despite these disconnectors.
Connection to ourselves and others makes us feel whole. Ask yourself now, "Where are my people", "where do I feel as though I am authentically me"? Because mental un-health (our depressions, our anxieties) comes when we are disconnected from those spaces and people. Many factors can disconnect us: death, loss, transition, trauma, heartbreak, stress, abuse, illness, etc. I work with clients across diverse contexts to find reconnection and wholeness despite these disconnectors.
(724) 246-6657 View (724) 246-6657
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The Counseling Center at Family Resources
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
The Counseling Center at Family Resources provides compassionate and professional outpatient counseling to anyone seeking support for life's many challenges. Our team of licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatrists are ready to help you work through issues such as trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, family/partner conflict, anger, and grief. We serve clients of nearly all ages and backgrounds.
The Counseling Center at Family Resources provides compassionate and professional outpatient counseling to anyone seeking support for life's many challenges. Our team of licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatrists are ready to help you work through issues such as trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, family/partner conflict, anger, and grief. We serve clients of nearly all ages and backgrounds.
(412) 312-4047 View (412) 312-4047
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A Journey To You LLC Professional Counseling Svcs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Do you want to simply "survive" in life, or do you want to "thrive" in life? Unfortunately many of us are simply surviving. My name is Bethanne Fetzer. With over two decades in the field of human services I, along with my dedicated staff have created a space coupled with highly effective treatment approaches to help you to live again! We offer services to those who need to heal from: depression, anxiety, family conflict, life transitions, sex and gender issues, trauma, abuse, and grief and loss. When we rid our lives of these "toxins", we make room to begin a life journey that we never thought was possible!
Do you want to simply "survive" in life, or do you want to "thrive" in life? Unfortunately many of us are simply surviving. My name is Bethanne Fetzer. With over two decades in the field of human services I, along with my dedicated staff have created a space coupled with highly effective treatment approaches to help you to live again! We offer services to those who need to heal from: depression, anxiety, family conflict, life transitions, sex and gender issues, trauma, abuse, and grief and loss. When we rid our lives of these "toxins", we make room to begin a life journey that we never thought was possible!
(814) 476-8470 View (814) 476-8470
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Evie R Telfer
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
The biggest hurdle when we hurt is often not the struggle itself but feeing alone in it. I believe people are relational beings at our core. So many of the issues that bring people to counseling are rooted in their relational history. Old ways of coping get embedded in our current patterns of relating. I take time with clients to trace their core relational "dance," noting its anchors in their personal history. In therapy we collaborate together to create corrective emotional experiences. This process can change stuck patterns and help you discover healthy new and ways of facing the challenges in your life.
The biggest hurdle when we hurt is often not the struggle itself but feeing alone in it. I believe people are relational beings at our core. So many of the issues that bring people to counseling are rooted in their relational history. Old ways of coping get embedded in our current patterns of relating. I take time with clients to trace their core relational "dance," noting its anchors in their personal history. In therapy we collaborate together to create corrective emotional experiences. This process can change stuck patterns and help you discover healthy new and ways of facing the challenges in your life.
(717) 493-8208 View (717) 493-8208
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Better Minds Counseling & Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you often put your needs at the bottom of your to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better or happier? Now, more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to manage their relationships, careers, and lives. Ignoring your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for both your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you often put your needs at the bottom of your to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better or happier? Now, more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to manage their relationships, careers, and lives. Ignoring your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for both your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
(484) 446-2182 View (484) 446-2182
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Medley Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Waitlist for new clients
You deserve to live a life full of happiness, abundance and peace. Life can throw us in many different directions and it may become difficult to navigate. Your story needs to be told to somebody that has been there and done that and help guide you to where you want to be in life. Nobody knows you better than you. It is time to build a better version of yourself so let's start today. Please visit my website for further details on setting up your first appointment.
You deserve to live a life full of happiness, abundance and peace. Life can throw us in many different directions and it may become difficult to navigate. Your story needs to be told to somebody that has been there and done that and help guide you to where you want to be in life. Nobody knows you better than you. It is time to build a better version of yourself so let's start today. Please visit my website for further details on setting up your first appointment.
(724) 202-0848 View (724) 202-0848

Online Therapists

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Andrea Lefebvre
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
My ideal client values compassionate and holistic mental health support, including ADHD testing. They may face challenges like depression, PTSD, anxiety, work/school stressors, substance use disorders, relationship issues, or psychosis-related disorders. Whether adolescents or adults, they appreciate my 20 years of experience and my expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Collaborative treatment is key for them; they don't want a "know-it-all" therapist. They might identify with LGBTQIA+ and gender-diverse communities or come from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds, and they value my commitment to understanding.
My ideal client values compassionate and holistic mental health support, including ADHD testing. They may face challenges like depression, PTSD, anxiety, work/school stressors, substance use disorders, relationship issues, or psychosis-related disorders. Whether adolescents or adults, they appreciate my 20 years of experience and my expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Collaborative treatment is key for them; they don't want a "know-it-all" therapist. They might identify with LGBTQIA+ and gender-diverse communities or come from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds, and they value my commitment to understanding.
(724) 481-5034 View (724) 481-5034
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Jannette Travali
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, MPH, MS, NCC/LPC, RDN/LDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
I am a Psychotherapist, Nutrition Therapist & Exercise Physiologist. With the Client/Therapist Relationship at CORE, I provide Individualized, Integrative Care: Eating Disorders, Trauma, Mood, Relationships, Transitions -acknowledging & encouraging growth of diverse values &/or needs, I use an Eclectic Therapeutic Approach –including Person-Centered, Mindfulness, Expressive (art, music, movement, writing), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT, RO-DBT, Existential, Narrative, EMDR, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Nutrition Therapy –Intuitive Eating/HAES (Health at Any Size) & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
I am a Psychotherapist, Nutrition Therapist & Exercise Physiologist. With the Client/Therapist Relationship at CORE, I provide Individualized, Integrative Care: Eating Disorders, Trauma, Mood, Relationships, Transitions -acknowledging & encouraging growth of diverse values &/or needs, I use an Eclectic Therapeutic Approach –including Person-Centered, Mindfulness, Expressive (art, music, movement, writing), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT, RO-DBT, Existential, Narrative, EMDR, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Nutrition Therapy –Intuitive Eating/HAES (Health at Any Size) & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
(724) 320-1816 View (724) 320-1816
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Robin Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Waitlist for new clients
I am an EMDR certified trauma therapist and a Brainspotting practitioner. I emphasize unconditional positive regard, attuned presence, teaching mind-body skills to relieve anxiety and depression, and developing safe spaces in which to heal from trauma.
I am an EMDR certified trauma therapist and a Brainspotting practitioner. I emphasize unconditional positive regard, attuned presence, teaching mind-body skills to relieve anxiety and depression, and developing safe spaces in which to heal from trauma.
(412) 790-2090 View (412) 790-2090
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Gene-Leigh Wheeler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients! You are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed. You feel "other". And our current social and political climate is exacerbating it. You feel like no one gets it. You have such a hard time trusting people, so the idea of taking the first step to start therapy is terrifying. You don't feel like yourself anymore, and sometimes you wonder what that even means. You feel shame. You feel like you simply "don't have time for therapy", but also know you can't continue like you have been. You want to feel more grounded, balanced, and resilient. But you have no idea how to get there.
Currently accepting new clients! You are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed. You feel "other". And our current social and political climate is exacerbating it. You feel like no one gets it. You have such a hard time trusting people, so the idea of taking the first step to start therapy is terrifying. You don't feel like yourself anymore, and sometimes you wonder what that even means. You feel shame. You feel like you simply "don't have time for therapy", but also know you can't continue like you have been. You want to feel more grounded, balanced, and resilient. But you have no idea how to get there.
(878) 666-9864 View (878) 666-9864
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Brenda Cappy Gruhn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with life's challenges in some way? Perhaps, a personal loss, a life change, your mood or self-esteem, or maybe you're struggling with processing and coping with past relationships, experiences or traumas. I offer my clients a safe space to explore and process past events and relationships which are impacting their present, and in turn make positive changes to their current and future selves and relationships. We will work together to help you recognize and resolve your internal and relational conflicts, and create and accomplish your personal goals for therapy, counseling and overall wellness.
Are you struggling with life's challenges in some way? Perhaps, a personal loss, a life change, your mood or self-esteem, or maybe you're struggling with processing and coping with past relationships, experiences or traumas. I offer my clients a safe space to explore and process past events and relationships which are impacting their present, and in turn make positive changes to their current and future selves and relationships. We will work together to help you recognize and resolve your internal and relational conflicts, and create and accomplish your personal goals for therapy, counseling and overall wellness.
(412) 207-3526 View (412) 207-3526
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Lee Jacobs Riggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-PA, LCPC-IL
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221  (Online Only)
In my individual, couples, and family work, values of collaboration, mutuality, and connection guide my practice. I partner with clients to identify their own unique strengths that can be used as resources to foster growth and change. I am attentive to the role of early family experiences, cultural values, oppression, and stigma in shaping client's experiences. Particularly when addressing painful or traumatic areas, I attend to clients' emotional safety using mindfulness and body awareness. I believe that healing happens in the context of honest relationships and invite my clients to engage in open dialog about our work together.
In my individual, couples, and family work, values of collaboration, mutuality, and connection guide my practice. I partner with clients to identify their own unique strengths that can be used as resources to foster growth and change. I am attentive to the role of early family experiences, cultural values, oppression, and stigma in shaping client's experiences. Particularly when addressing painful or traumatic areas, I attend to clients' emotional safety using mindfulness and body awareness. I believe that healing happens in the context of honest relationships and invite my clients to engage in open dialog about our work together.
(412) 968-8191 View (412) 968-8191

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Self Esteem
71% Stress
64% Relationship Issues
64% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Highmark
62% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, PA see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

59% Female
33% Male
8% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Oliver, 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.