Therapists in Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA

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Susan M. Fink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
When you want to feel better--about yourself, your relationships, your career--therapy can help. It is my job to listen and to make our time together work for you. A client-focused counseling relationship will help you untangle your issues and take a fresh step forward to feeling better.
When you want to feel better--about yourself, your relationships, your career--therapy can help. It is my job to listen and to make our time together work for you. A client-focused counseling relationship will help you untangle your issues and take a fresh step forward to feeling better.
(412) 275-4184 View (412) 275-4184
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JFCS Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
At JFCS counseling, we believe that challenges in life provide tremendous opportunity for growth. We want to help you move beyond your difficulties and make positive changes in your life. Our team of social workers, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists are experienced and compassionate, with areas of specialization ranging from play therapy and blended families to marital discord, anxiety and depression.
At JFCS counseling, we believe that challenges in life provide tremendous opportunity for growth. We want to help you move beyond your difficulties and make positive changes in your life. Our team of social workers, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists are experienced and compassionate, with areas of specialization ranging from play therapy and blended families to marital discord, anxiety and depression.
(412) 528-1372 View (412) 528-1372
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Jennifer Huffman - True To You Counseling And Coaching
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I am taking new clients as of July 2024. I have partnered with a colleague, Frank Bienkowski to create a new practice, True to You Counseling and Coaching. Over my 20+ years in the field of mental health I’ve come to believe most people are seeking to understand their place and purpose in this challenging world. Navigating things like relationships, finances, careers, family, and trying to make the right choices all while having many unexpected events thrown in can be destabilizing. When you feel lost and have more questions than answers, I am here to help you sort through the overwhelm.
I am taking new clients as of July 2024. I have partnered with a colleague, Frank Bienkowski to create a new practice, True to You Counseling and Coaching. Over my 20+ years in the field of mental health I’ve come to believe most people are seeking to understand their place and purpose in this challenging world. Navigating things like relationships, finances, careers, family, and trying to make the right choices all while having many unexpected events thrown in can be destabilizing. When you feel lost and have more questions than answers, I am here to help you sort through the overwhelm.
(412) 923-0314 View (412) 923-0314
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Jessica Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Change is scary, and navigating change can be easier with the help of an effective support system! The most important part of being in therapy is having a trusting relationship. Whether it is life decisions, mood changes, life changes, I am here to help each step of the way. Perhaps you're seeking support in making that big job decision, managing overwhelming emotions, or just navigating life in general. I am open to working with all individuals, but do enjoy the work that happens with high school and college students!
Change is scary, and navigating change can be easier with the help of an effective support system! The most important part of being in therapy is having a trusting relationship. Whether it is life decisions, mood changes, life changes, I am here to help each step of the way. Perhaps you're seeking support in making that big job decision, managing overwhelming emotions, or just navigating life in general. I am open to working with all individuals, but do enjoy the work that happens with high school and college students!
(412) 896-7322 View (412) 896-7322
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Michael Anthony Pospisil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I wonder if you have looked for ways to ease discomfort? Ways to alleviate stress and worry. Behaviors and attitudes, like substance use, anxiety, depression or, being emotionally guarded, once served as protection, have become fixed challenges that have stopped you from growing. And it's scary to think of what it might take to change any of this, so you've stayed stuck. Through therapy you'll grow, you'll learn where the behaviors and attitudes came from, how they served you, what you need from them now, and you will get unstuck. I would be honored to support you in your process.
I wonder if you have looked for ways to ease discomfort? Ways to alleviate stress and worry. Behaviors and attitudes, like substance use, anxiety, depression or, being emotionally guarded, once served as protection, have become fixed challenges that have stopped you from growing. And it's scary to think of what it might take to change any of this, so you've stayed stuck. Through therapy you'll grow, you'll learn where the behaviors and attitudes came from, how they served you, what you need from them now, and you will get unstuck. I would be honored to support you in your process.
(412) 866-2807 View (412) 866-2807
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Stephanie Dooley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Here at Sidework Psychotherapy, I seek to provide a compassionate and respectful environment for my clients. I believe people have the capacity within themselves to bring about positive change in their lives; my role is to help facilitate this. While my therapy style is inquisitive and non-judgmental, I am also direct and honest, challenging my clients to make significant, lasting, meaningful change in their lives.
Here at Sidework Psychotherapy, I seek to provide a compassionate and respectful environment for my clients. I believe people have the capacity within themselves to bring about positive change in their lives; my role is to help facilitate this. While my therapy style is inquisitive and non-judgmental, I am also direct and honest, challenging my clients to make significant, lasting, meaningful change in their lives.
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Ryan Reagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Ryan Reagan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with twenty years of experience working with adults, children, and families. His specific training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), his approach focuses heavily on patient-centered counseling. Ryan has a wide area of expertise with specific interests in treating depression, anxiety, and trauma. Working in Mental Health for many years, Ryan’s main motivation is to understand how people think and help them find meaning in their world.
Ryan Reagan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with twenty years of experience working with adults, children, and families. His specific training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), his approach focuses heavily on patient-centered counseling. Ryan has a wide area of expertise with specific interests in treating depression, anxiety, and trauma. Working in Mental Health for many years, Ryan’s main motivation is to understand how people think and help them find meaning in their world.
(412) 214-0042 View (412) 214-0042
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Daniel B Sager
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I see adults, adolescents, and families on concerns around anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, life transitions, and issues around disability. I work with you to identify the areas in which you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed and help you gain the skills to move through those problems and get you back into your life. I also work with people from rural areas and recognize the unique differences that living in a rural area has on mental health concerns.
I see adults, adolescents, and families on concerns around anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, life transitions, and issues around disability. I work with you to identify the areas in which you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed and help you gain the skills to move through those problems and get you back into your life. I also work with people from rural areas and recognize the unique differences that living in a rural area has on mental health concerns.
(412) 754-7683 View (412) 754-7683
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Alexis Griffin
Counselor, LSW
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I am an alumna of Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. I am a licensed social worker and is currently working toward receiving full clinical licensure in the state of Pennsylvania (LCSW). I use a strength-based approach and my skills rest primarily in the evidence-based practices of CBT. Previously an outpatient therapist at Pittsburgh Mercy, I have worked with individuals of all ages, providing an inviting and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. I have experience with individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, etc.
I am an alumna of Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. I am a licensed social worker and is currently working toward receiving full clinical licensure in the state of Pennsylvania (LCSW). I use a strength-based approach and my skills rest primarily in the evidence-based practices of CBT. Previously an outpatient therapist at Pittsburgh Mercy, I have worked with individuals of all ages, providing an inviting and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. I have experience with individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, etc.
(412) 618-1187 View (412) 618-1187
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Kiersten E. Carper
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Immediate availability for AETNA and SELF-PAY clients. Not feeling comfortable in your own skin? Struggling to adjust to life changes? These are normal parts of the human experience, but sometimes they strain our typical ability to cope. Too often, we blame ourselves for our own suffering. But in blaming ourselves, we miss plenty of nuance and deny the real causes of pain. My passion is to support you as you grow into the best version of yourself. Together, we’ll explore your story. As we go down this exciting road, I’ll help you create your own life narrative which works for you.
Immediate availability for AETNA and SELF-PAY clients. Not feeling comfortable in your own skin? Struggling to adjust to life changes? These are normal parts of the human experience, but sometimes they strain our typical ability to cope. Too often, we blame ourselves for our own suffering. But in blaming ourselves, we miss plenty of nuance and deny the real causes of pain. My passion is to support you as you grow into the best version of yourself. Together, we’ll explore your story. As we go down this exciting road, I’ll help you create your own life narrative which works for you.
(412) 776-0249 View (412) 776-0249
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Christopher P Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Each of us each and every day is confronted with significant life difficulties. We can become overwhelmed and unable to cope with what appears to be insurmountable problems. My approach to counseling and consultation is that of a life coach assisting and supporting each person in learning new ways to deal with life difficulties and reach ones full potential. Most of us can benefit from a coach from time to time to help us deal with issues such as: relationships, parenting, adolescent struggles, substance misuse, abuse or addiction, anxiety and depression. Tomorrow can be different than today!
Each of us each and every day is confronted with significant life difficulties. We can become overwhelmed and unable to cope with what appears to be insurmountable problems. My approach to counseling and consultation is that of a life coach assisting and supporting each person in learning new ways to deal with life difficulties and reach ones full potential. Most of us can benefit from a coach from time to time to help us deal with issues such as: relationships, parenting, adolescent struggles, substance misuse, abuse or addiction, anxiety and depression. Tomorrow can be different than today!
(412) 228-0601 View (412) 228-0601
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Callie J Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Callie is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Callie has extensive experience in various therapies for children and adults with special needs, including autistic spectrum disorder, and intellectual disabilities. Callie has working experience with mood and behavioral disorders in individuals of all ages as well.
Callie is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Callie has extensive experience in various therapies for children and adults with special needs, including autistic spectrum disorder, and intellectual disabilities. Callie has working experience with mood and behavioral disorders in individuals of all ages as well.
(878) 201-6960 View (878) 201-6960
Cynthia T Paulding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
It isn't always easy to manage the many parts of our lives. Sometimes situations, fears, beliefs, and unmet needs make the goals of being content and happy seem hard to reach. While we do the best we can, that doesn't always seem to be enough. Could how you do "the best you can" use a little adjusting? When things need to change, it can help to talk with a trained professional to sort things out. In most cases, there are options that have been overlooked. I can support you on your journey to a healthier and happier you.
It isn't always easy to manage the many parts of our lives. Sometimes situations, fears, beliefs, and unmet needs make the goals of being content and happy seem hard to reach. While we do the best we can, that doesn't always seem to be enough. Could how you do "the best you can" use a little adjusting? When things need to change, it can help to talk with a trained professional to sort things out. In most cases, there are options that have been overlooked. I can support you on your journey to a healthier and happier you.
(412) 444-7212 View (412) 444-7212
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Dawn Covington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
My experience is helping individuals and families overcome emotional, mental and spiritual challenges. I will help you identify unhealthy patterns that get in the way of you having a healthy and enjoyable life. We will learn and use positive coping skills and self-awareness skills to help you have satisfaction, fulfillment, growth and to experience new ways of being. My specialties include family problems, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, problems with self-esteem, relationship difficulties, grief and loss issues, trauma/sexual abuse, work issues, life transition issues, parenting, women's issues and anger management.
My experience is helping individuals and families overcome emotional, mental and spiritual challenges. I will help you identify unhealthy patterns that get in the way of you having a healthy and enjoyable life. We will learn and use positive coping skills and self-awareness skills to help you have satisfaction, fulfillment, growth and to experience new ways of being. My specialties include family problems, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, problems with self-esteem, relationship difficulties, grief and loss issues, trauma/sexual abuse, work issues, life transition issues, parenting, women's issues and anger management.
(412) 961-8349 View (412) 961-8349
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Taibke Hyman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
It’s the end of the day and you sigh to yourself. Another day of feeling “not good enough.” You’re worn down by that cunning voice in your head that always lets you know what you could have done better. Everyone’s a critic. Family, friends and colleagues all seem to have their own ideas about how you should be handling things. Not accustomed to acknowledging your feelings, you feel an agonizing sense of frustration with life. Though you have tried convincing yourself your life is not so bad, there’s no excitement as you stare into the future that’s waiting for you. There must be a better way – but you’re not sure where to turn.
It’s the end of the day and you sigh to yourself. Another day of feeling “not good enough.” You’re worn down by that cunning voice in your head that always lets you know what you could have done better. Everyone’s a critic. Family, friends and colleagues all seem to have their own ideas about how you should be handling things. Not accustomed to acknowledging your feelings, you feel an agonizing sense of frustration with life. Though you have tried convincing yourself your life is not so bad, there’s no excitement as you stare into the future that’s waiting for you. There must be a better way – but you’re not sure where to turn.
(412) 397-7705 View (412) 397-7705
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Dr. Imac Reynaga Holmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I am very glad you are looking for support through therapy. I specialize in children and adolescent behavioral health and love to provide children and teens with the skills they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. I use a cognitive behavioral approach, which means I look at how our thoughts, and emotions affect our behaviors. Sometimes it feels like one of the areas has control over us, so finding ways to manage our thinking, feeling and behavior is very key to a well life.
I am very glad you are looking for support through therapy. I specialize in children and adolescent behavioral health and love to provide children and teens with the skills they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. I use a cognitive behavioral approach, which means I look at how our thoughts, and emotions affect our behaviors. Sometimes it feels like one of the areas has control over us, so finding ways to manage our thinking, feeling and behavior is very key to a well life.
(484) 930-1781 View (484) 930-1781
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Madison Krull
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
INSTANT availability for Aetna and self-pay clients! Weekend morning appointments available! As your therapist, I recognize thoughts, feelings and emotions as a complex and natural part of the human experience. When we are able to respond to and understand these experiences as such, it is possible to become mindfully present, focused, and to cultivate healthy relationships. In our work together, I will help you explore the many parts of yourself and identify necessary tools to navigate life’s circumstances.
INSTANT availability for Aetna and self-pay clients! Weekend morning appointments available! As your therapist, I recognize thoughts, feelings and emotions as a complex and natural part of the human experience. When we are able to respond to and understand these experiences as such, it is possible to become mindfully present, focused, and to cultivate healthy relationships. In our work together, I will help you explore the many parts of yourself and identify necessary tools to navigate life’s circumstances.
(412) 910-2994 View (412) 910-2994
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Alyssa Laughner
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am honored to help you take the next step of your journey. I am interested and curious about your needs and areas of concern. We will create a treatment plan reflective of your current stage of growth. This might include developing concrete coping skills, exploring issues from your past, or identifying choice point for living differently. Through an empowering relationship, my hope is to help you gain self-acceptance and clarity about your life situation. I will integrate aspects of interpersonal, feminist, and acceptance commitment therapy.
Welcome! I am honored to help you take the next step of your journey. I am interested and curious about your needs and areas of concern. We will create a treatment plan reflective of your current stage of growth. This might include developing concrete coping skills, exploring issues from your past, or identifying choice point for living differently. Through an empowering relationship, my hope is to help you gain self-acceptance and clarity about your life situation. I will integrate aspects of interpersonal, feminist, and acceptance commitment therapy.
(412) 946-0834 View (412) 946-0834
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Stanton Marlan
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, ABPP, FABP, LP
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I am a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. I work with a range of individuals whose lives have become problematic due to hurt, wounding, disappointment, loss, grief and general life suffering that has resulted in symptoms of impasse, anxiety, depression, dysfunction and/or a loss of potential. My view of the therapeutic relationship is of a mutual effort to work together to discover a way to continue psychological development, to seek a way to heal and find a deeper sense of vitality, renewal and meaning, In addition, I work well with university students, artists, and with those who are struggling with spiritual issues.
I am a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. I work with a range of individuals whose lives have become problematic due to hurt, wounding, disappointment, loss, grief and general life suffering that has resulted in symptoms of impasse, anxiety, depression, dysfunction and/or a loss of potential. My view of the therapeutic relationship is of a mutual effort to work together to discover a way to continue psychological development, to seek a way to heal and find a deeper sense of vitality, renewal and meaning, In addition, I work well with university students, artists, and with those who are struggling with spiritual issues.
(412) 329-6710 View (412) 329-6710
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Annah Darling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to find hope and meaning in a stressful world? Is it difficult to focus and make space for reflection? My approach to psychotherapy is primarily informed by relational-interpersonal theory, drawing from elements of existential and somatic practices. These approaches to therapy inform my belief that we can heal and grow when we are able to increase awareness of our experience, make meaning, and strengthen our relationships with ourselves and others. I emphasize community as crucial to a fulfilling life, and am passionate about helping people work through conflict with others with compassion and honesty.
Are you struggling to find hope and meaning in a stressful world? Is it difficult to focus and make space for reflection? My approach to psychotherapy is primarily informed by relational-interpersonal theory, drawing from elements of existential and somatic practices. These approaches to therapy inform my belief that we can heal and grow when we are able to increase awareness of our experience, make meaning, and strengthen our relationships with ourselves and others. I emphasize community as crucial to a fulfilling life, and am passionate about helping people work through conflict with others with compassion and honesty.
(412) 725-0975 View (412) 725-0975

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Number of Therapists in Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Highmark
71% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
63% Aetna

How Therapists in Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, PA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh?

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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.