Therapists in Rydal, PA

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Bernie Epstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rydal, PA 19046  (Online Only)
If we often struggle to connect with ourselves and with others, then how can we feel safe, how can we make sense of what's happening inside, how can we make sense of what's happening between us and others? I help people find meaningful ways to effectively communicate and connect with themselves and each other, make sense of their experiences and relationships, and ultimately, find a path toward healing. I believe in the innate drive of every person to move toward health. With acceptance, curiosity, and compassion, I help people slow down, attune to that drive, and support them in moving with it.
If we often struggle to connect with ourselves and with others, then how can we feel safe, how can we make sense of what's happening inside, how can we make sense of what's happening between us and others? I help people find meaningful ways to effectively communicate and connect with themselves and each other, make sense of their experiences and relationships, and ultimately, find a path toward healing. I believe in the innate drive of every person to move toward health. With acceptance, curiosity, and compassion, I help people slow down, attune to that drive, and support them in moving with it.
(215) 774-6301 View (215) 774-6301
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Celestia Patience
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rydal, PA 19046  (Online Only)
My name is Celestia (she/they), and I am a systemically trained Couples and Family Therapist (MFT) working with individuals, families, and intimate relationships, of all structures. I believe therapy should be a collaborative experience, and it is my responsibility within that bond to meet the client(s) where they are. As a trauma-informed therapist, my understanding of our current climate is crucial in our work together; addressing the ways in which society marginalizes us for race, ability, sexuality, body size, class, and gender identity are crucial in working through the human experience.
My name is Celestia (she/they), and I am a systemically trained Couples and Family Therapist (MFT) working with individuals, families, and intimate relationships, of all structures. I believe therapy should be a collaborative experience, and it is my responsibility within that bond to meet the client(s) where they are. As a trauma-informed therapist, my understanding of our current climate is crucial in our work together; addressing the ways in which society marginalizes us for race, ability, sexuality, body size, class, and gender identity are crucial in working through the human experience.
(267) 762-2262 View (267) 762-2262
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Help, Healing & Hope Therapeutic Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Rydal, PA 19046
Help, Healing, and Hope (H3) Therapeutic Services is committed to helping people find their sense of purpose and happiness. Whether you have serious emotional difficulties, or you are struggling with finding your sense of peace, my staff and I are here to help you every step of the way. Let's work together to improve your sense of satisfaction of where you are, and what you hope to become." To schedule an appointment, please email your contact information to h3therapeutic@gmail.com, or send a text message to 267.355.9374, and a member of our staff will contact you.
Help, Healing, and Hope (H3) Therapeutic Services is committed to helping people find their sense of purpose and happiness. Whether you have serious emotional difficulties, or you are struggling with finding your sense of peace, my staff and I are here to help you every step of the way. Let's work together to improve your sense of satisfaction of where you are, and what you hope to become." To schedule an appointment, please email your contact information to h3therapeutic@gmail.com, or send a text message to 267.355.9374, and a member of our staff will contact you.
(267) 452-2172 View (267) 452-2172
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Meghan Kraenbring Comerford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rydal, PA 19046
Welcome! I am Dr. Meghan, a pediatric psychologist, who is licensed in PA and certified by PSYPACT to provide services virtually to individuals in participating states. Life throws many challenges our way, some of which feel easy to manage, some more difficult. When your child or teen is faced with health, academic, or social obstacles, it can be overwhelming. I am here to help you and your child manage these challenges effectively and build a meaningful life. I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults and am passionate about helping those with acute/chronic health conditions and those who suffer with anxiety.
Welcome! I am Dr. Meghan, a pediatric psychologist, who is licensed in PA and certified by PSYPACT to provide services virtually to individuals in participating states. Life throws many challenges our way, some of which feel easy to manage, some more difficult. When your child or teen is faced with health, academic, or social obstacles, it can be overwhelming. I am here to help you and your child manage these challenges effectively and build a meaningful life. I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults and am passionate about helping those with acute/chronic health conditions and those who suffer with anxiety.
(267) 209-7750 View (267) 209-7750

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Robert Tanenbaum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Leading a healthy, fulfilling, and successful life often involves managing complex circumstances and responsibilities -- whether personal, family-related, or occupational. With 30 + years of clinical practice, my experience has taught me that each and every person encounters unique challenges requiring creative, committed and broadminded resolutions. You can rest assured that you will receive caring and compassionate assistance with your concerns.
Leading a healthy, fulfilling, and successful life often involves managing complex circumstances and responsibilities -- whether personal, family-related, or occupational. With 30 + years of clinical practice, my experience has taught me that each and every person encounters unique challenges requiring creative, committed and broadminded resolutions. You can rest assured that you will receive caring and compassionate assistance with your concerns.
(610) 572-2252 View (610) 572-2252
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Rasheda Randall
MSEd, MEd
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046  (Online Only)
My name is Rasheda Randall. I am a psychotherapist with more than 25 years experience of working with children and young adults. I provide a safe and judgement-free therapeutic session. I am grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy. I have been an educator of children and young adults for more than 25 years. I have a Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Arcadia University.
My name is Rasheda Randall. I am a psychotherapist with more than 25 years experience of working with children and young adults. I provide a safe and judgement-free therapeutic session. I am grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy. I have been an educator of children and young adults for more than 25 years. I have a Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Arcadia University.
(267) 633-3162 View (267) 633-3162
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Rysa Lyn Gagliano-Kemp
MS, MEd, BCBA, LBS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I am so glad you are here. I am excited to get to know you and your story. I will support you and provide you with the necessary skills to enhance areas of your life whether that be with the relationship you have with yourself and/or others, and to the world around you.
Hello, I am so glad you are here. I am excited to get to know you and your story. I will support you and provide you with the necessary skills to enhance areas of your life whether that be with the relationship you have with yourself and/or others, and to the world around you.
(412) 214-8802 View (412) 214-8802
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Susan G Perricelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
I have approximately twenty years of experience providing counseling for individuals and families ages fifteen years and older. I work with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, work-related, substance and relationship problems. My approach is eclectic with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused counseling. I can help you by fully assessing your situation and developing a plan to help you solve the problems you are facing and make the changes you desire. Change is possible and I am here to help you develop the necessary skills to attain your goals.
I have approximately twenty years of experience providing counseling for individuals and families ages fifteen years and older. I work with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, work-related, substance and relationship problems. My approach is eclectic with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused counseling. I can help you by fully assessing your situation and developing a plan to help you solve the problems you are facing and make the changes you desire. Change is possible and I am here to help you develop the necessary skills to attain your goals.
(215) 278-4496 View (215) 278-4496
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Vanessa G. Stephens
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19126
Now accepting new clients at this time. * Se habla español/Spanish speaking. Is there something in your life that needs improvement, is causing you stress, or are you just looking for personal growth? Let me help you. Life can be challenging due to unexpected events that cause someone to struggle with day-to-day routine. Learning coping techniques and skills can help with regaining your power and enthusiasm for a brighter future. Pat yourself on the back for having the insight to want to change behaviors and courage to seek change.
Now accepting new clients at this time. * Se habla español/Spanish speaking. Is there something in your life that needs improvement, is causing you stress, or are you just looking for personal growth? Let me help you. Life can be challenging due to unexpected events that cause someone to struggle with day-to-day routine. Learning coping techniques and skills can help with regaining your power and enthusiasm for a brighter future. Pat yourself on the back for having the insight to want to change behaviors and courage to seek change.
(267) 692-4953 View (267) 692-4953
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Kindred Art Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
Sometimes it feels like anxiety is so overwhelming that it fills whatever space we give it--getting in the way of the things we want to do in life and affecting what we think we are capable of. If you feel like you are quietly suffering in the back seat when you'd rather be driving, there is hope. If you notice your child's true vibrant and independent nature paling when faced with scary new experiences, change, or social situations, we can work through this as a team. I believe change is possible through developing a meaningful relationship and emotional outlet, learning about the process and patterns of anxiety, and practice.
Sometimes it feels like anxiety is so overwhelming that it fills whatever space we give it--getting in the way of the things we want to do in life and affecting what we think we are capable of. If you feel like you are quietly suffering in the back seat when you'd rather be driving, there is hope. If you notice your child's true vibrant and independent nature paling when faced with scary new experiences, change, or social situations, we can work through this as a team. I believe change is possible through developing a meaningful relationship and emotional outlet, learning about the process and patterns of anxiety, and practice.
(484) 255-4039 View (484) 255-4039
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Abby Bronstein Sex And Relational Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
I work with individuals and couples by recognizing that each person I work with has a life filled with complex experiences beyond the presenting concern. I look to find understanding and connection through exploration of those varied experience. I help clients set boundaries and develop deeper understanding about their own relationships. As a sex therapist, I believe that sex and intimacy are parts of the human experience, and I know that not everyone is eager to talk about these parts of themselves. I help clients build confidence in being able to talk about these areas.
I work with individuals and couples by recognizing that each person I work with has a life filled with complex experiences beyond the presenting concern. I look to find understanding and connection through exploration of those varied experience. I help clients set boundaries and develop deeper understanding about their own relationships. As a sex therapist, I believe that sex and intimacy are parts of the human experience, and I know that not everyone is eager to talk about these parts of themselves. I help clients build confidence in being able to talk about these areas.
(267) 285-3776 View (267) 285-3776
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Christine Lewin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Christine is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and has her advanced certification in alcohol and drug counseling. She has over 20 years’ experience working in the behavioral health field. Christine has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a mixture of populations to include children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working with individuals struggling with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Christine has an eclectic and holistic approach to working with clients struggling with addiction.
Christine is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and has her advanced certification in alcohol and drug counseling. She has over 20 years’ experience working in the behavioral health field. Christine has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a mixture of populations to include children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working with individuals struggling with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Christine has an eclectic and holistic approach to working with clients struggling with addiction.
(215) 660-3961 View (215) 660-3961
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Carly Ellman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSTS
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience providing assistance to clients with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, trauma issues, eating disorders and postpartum depression. I work with children(5 and up), adolescents(ages 11 and up), young adults, couples, families and women. As a licensed clinical social worker I believe in focusing on all aspects of a person's well being; mental, physical, financial and social. I have a Masters degree in Social Work, Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist, and pursuing PhD in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies.
I am a seasoned psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience providing assistance to clients with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, trauma issues, eating disorders and postpartum depression. I work with children(5 and up), adolescents(ages 11 and up), young adults, couples, families and women. As a licensed clinical social worker I believe in focusing on all aspects of a person's well being; mental, physical, financial and social. I have a Masters degree in Social Work, Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist, and pursuing PhD in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies.
(914) 344-6239 View (914) 344-6239
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Stacey Luczejko
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001  (Online Only)
Is life overwhelming you lately? Wouldn't it be great if life was a never-ending vacation. Problems and bad days wouldn't exist and we would live over and over the best days of our life. With family, friends, work, relationships, our health... change is happening all around us. How is change impacting your life? Do you feel like you are overwhelmed? Do you feel like no one understands? Do you feel like people are trying to help but are really just making things worse?
Is life overwhelming you lately? Wouldn't it be great if life was a never-ending vacation. Problems and bad days wouldn't exist and we would live over and over the best days of our life. With family, friends, work, relationships, our health... change is happening all around us. How is change impacting your life? Do you feel like you are overwhelmed? Do you feel like no one understands? Do you feel like people are trying to help but are really just making things worse?
(215) 398-7491 View (215) 398-7491
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Laura Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001
Waitlist for new clients
You’re caught in a cycle of 'shoulds': I should be happy. I should be grateful. I should be stronger. I should get over it. You worry that you’re a hopeless cause. Maybe you’re on the verge of giving up: Am I destined to live this way forever? Is healing even possible? Living with disordered eating, trauma, addiction, and loss is painful. Diet culture and body hate gaslight us into believing that we are not worthy. As a result, we shut ourselves off from relationships and experiences. We seek ways to numb the pain. In the end, we wind up denying ourselves the pleasure of living fully.
You’re caught in a cycle of 'shoulds': I should be happy. I should be grateful. I should be stronger. I should get over it. You worry that you’re a hopeless cause. Maybe you’re on the verge of giving up: Am I destined to live this way forever? Is healing even possible? Living with disordered eating, trauma, addiction, and loss is painful. Diet culture and body hate gaslight us into believing that we are not worthy. As a result, we shut ourselves off from relationships and experiences. We seek ways to numb the pain. In the end, we wind up denying ourselves the pleasure of living fully.
(267) 282-3106 View (267) 282-3106
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Valerie Hicks Ashley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027  (Online Only)
I have devoted my work life to helping people who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma and who are suffering from the consequences of that trauma.
I have devoted my work life to helping people who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma and who are suffering from the consequences of that trauma.
(267) 692-8458 View (267) 692-8458
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Hannah Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
Imagine a space where you can express yourself in many different forms as you feel most comfortable; where you can try out new ways of being in your life and in your relationships. I strive to provide a space like this; where your thoughts, feelings and most tender parts can be revealed, nurtured, heard and seen. I enjoy the limitless diversity of brain chemistries, ethnicities, sexualities and gender expressions that exist among us. I also appreciate the diversity of life experience that each of us holds, and believe that there is wisdom and expertise within each of us to enable healing, but we don't always know how to access it.
Imagine a space where you can express yourself in many different forms as you feel most comfortable; where you can try out new ways of being in your life and in your relationships. I strive to provide a space like this; where your thoughts, feelings and most tender parts can be revealed, nurtured, heard and seen. I enjoy the limitless diversity of brain chemistries, ethnicities, sexualities and gender expressions that exist among us. I also appreciate the diversity of life experience that each of us holds, and believe that there is wisdom and expertise within each of us to enable healing, but we don't always know how to access it.
(267) 754-8020 View (267) 754-8020
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Jacqueline Falkenheim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Why seek psychotherapy? Are you feeling uncomfortable in your relationships, misunderstood, overwhelmed, helpless, depressed, or anxious, and unable to fulfill your needs and desires? I have spent many years assisting people grow and make emotional changes that help them feel more buoyant, successful and expansive in all aspects of their lives. I aim to create an environment that is nurturing, tender, safe and conducive to the exploration of your wishes, resources, disappointments and fears. My goal is to attend to the complexity of a person's experience, offering you the time and space to become known contentedly to yourself and others.
Why seek psychotherapy? Are you feeling uncomfortable in your relationships, misunderstood, overwhelmed, helpless, depressed, or anxious, and unable to fulfill your needs and desires? I have spent many years assisting people grow and make emotional changes that help them feel more buoyant, successful and expansive in all aspects of their lives. I aim to create an environment that is nurturing, tender, safe and conducive to the exploration of your wishes, resources, disappointments and fears. My goal is to attend to the complexity of a person's experience, offering you the time and space to become known contentedly to yourself and others.
(610) 915-8252 View (610) 915-8252
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Resilience Community Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wyncote, PA 19095  (Online Only)
Resilience is a community based private practice. Our training and experience enables us to offer effective outpatient individual, family, and group psychological and behavioral care. We provide therapeutic treatment for a number of mental health challenges. We provide space for individuals and families to heal and foster resilience. Our focus is to help adults, adolescents, and children heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths through psychotherapy. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a counseling treatment plan that utilizes evidenced based treatments.
Resilience is a community based private practice. Our training and experience enables us to offer effective outpatient individual, family, and group psychological and behavioral care. We provide therapeutic treatment for a number of mental health challenges. We provide space for individuals and families to heal and foster resilience. Our focus is to help adults, adolescents, and children heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths through psychotherapy. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a counseling treatment plan that utilizes evidenced based treatments.
(267) 244-1243 View (267) 244-1243
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Lorraine Tauriello counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19111
I am equipped to help you improve your symptoms of stress, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, overwhelm, and trauma. I can use faith based, Christian. You may have experienced trauma or ongoing severe stress. Trauma CAN be treated! I can help. Depression and anxiety do not have to be your normal! The brain can change. I hav experience with teens, adults, and couples. My life experiences, training, and clinical expertise, offer more. I am able to assist with the option of medication and/or natural supplements, as a benefit, and can refer you. I hope to speak with you and help you decide what's best.
I am equipped to help you improve your symptoms of stress, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, overwhelm, and trauma. I can use faith based, Christian. You may have experienced trauma or ongoing severe stress. Trauma CAN be treated! I can help. Depression and anxiety do not have to be your normal! The brain can change. I hav experience with teens, adults, and couples. My life experiences, training, and clinical expertise, offer more. I am able to assist with the option of medication and/or natural supplements, as a benefit, and can refer you. I hope to speak with you and help you decide what's best.
(267) 642-5682 View (267) 642-5682

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Number of Therapists in Rydal, PA

< 10

Therapists in Rydal, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Child
75% Parenting
75% Other

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Magellan

How Therapists in Rydal, PA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rydal?

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.