Therapists in Somerset County, PA

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Photo of Ami R Miller, LCPC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ami R Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15501
Ami treats the following concerns: Anxiety and PTSD, Adjustment Disorder (Major life changes and events), Codependency, Communication Difficulties, Depression/Mood Disorders, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Men’s Issues, Relationship/Marital Problems Parental Issues, including parenting those with special needs, Personality Disorders, Post-Partum Depression, Pregnancy/Prenatal Difficulties, Self-Esteem, Sexual Concerns, Stress Management, Vicarious Trauma, Women’s Issues, and Work-related Concerns. Ami offers individual, couple./marriage/relationship, and sex therapy.
Ami treats the following concerns: Anxiety and PTSD, Adjustment Disorder (Major life changes and events), Codependency, Communication Difficulties, Depression/Mood Disorders, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Men’s Issues, Relationship/Marital Problems Parental Issues, including parenting those with special needs, Personality Disorders, Post-Partum Depression, Pregnancy/Prenatal Difficulties, Self-Esteem, Sexual Concerns, Stress Management, Vicarious Trauma, Women’s Issues, and Work-related Concerns. Ami offers individual, couple./marriage/relationship, and sex therapy.
(814) 637-3308 View (814) 637-3308
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Bender Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerset, PA 15501  (Online Only)
You may be experiencing anxiety, intrusive thoughts or memories about a situation that continue to invade your thinking. These symptoms can often be addressed through unique Trauma treatment methods that typically provide relief more rapidly.
You may be experiencing anxiety, intrusive thoughts or memories about a situation that continue to invade your thinking. These symptoms can often be addressed through unique Trauma treatment methods that typically provide relief more rapidly.
(814) 701-0597 View (814) 701-0597
Photo of Jacquelyn Barron, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jacquelyn Barron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friedens, PA 15541  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Jackie. I'm currently accepting new clients (use the website link to book or email me). Are you ready to become the best version of you? Are you looking to reduce stress, overcome burnout, manage anxiety and find more joy? Maybe you're hoping to create healthy habits that will improve your quality of life? I'm here to help you do just that! I’m a licensed clinical social worker with over 10yrs experience. I'm here to listen, ask meaningful questions, provide helpful tools & challenge you to grow through beliefs that could be holding you back.
Hi there! I'm Jackie. I'm currently accepting new clients (use the website link to book or email me). Are you ready to become the best version of you? Are you looking to reduce stress, overcome burnout, manage anxiety and find more joy? Maybe you're hoping to create healthy habits that will improve your quality of life? I'm here to help you do just that! I’m a licensed clinical social worker with over 10yrs experience. I'm here to listen, ask meaningful questions, provide helpful tools & challenge you to grow through beliefs that could be holding you back.
(814) 808-0719 View (814) 808-0719
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15501
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(814) 212-5350 View (814) 212-5350
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Kayla Brehm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windber, PA 15963  (Online Only)
As a clinical social worker, I value a strengths-based approach in meeting folks wherever they are in pursuing growth & recovery. I believe we all thrive in open & authentic relationships & it is important to accept people as they are. True healing is fostered through trusting relationships without judgment or shame. After 8 years of practicing in community mental health settings, I am beginning a private practice to continue supporting the community. I have worked with adolescents, families, & young adults with mental health concerns, trauma related distress, & substance use issues. I am open to working with adults of any age.
As a clinical social worker, I value a strengths-based approach in meeting folks wherever they are in pursuing growth & recovery. I believe we all thrive in open & authentic relationships & it is important to accept people as they are. True healing is fostered through trusting relationships without judgment or shame. After 8 years of practicing in community mental health settings, I am beginning a private practice to continue supporting the community. I have worked with adolescents, families, & young adults with mental health concerns, trauma related distress, & substance use issues. I am open to working with adults of any age.
(814) 527-3849 View (814) 527-3849
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Gayle C Hinebaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CTMH, CCATP
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15501
Are you experiencing exceptional challenges such as Poor Sleep or responding to difficult people or suicidal thoughts? Do you feel stuck and want to move forward? PA Counseling is able to accept you as a new client. Counseling will be tailored to your needs, phase of life and personality. Your sessions can focus on improving sleep, exploring chronic Worries or how Trauma affects you. PA Counseling can provide "hybrid" services using video/teleconferencing.
Are you experiencing exceptional challenges such as Poor Sleep or responding to difficult people or suicidal thoughts? Do you feel stuck and want to move forward? PA Counseling is able to accept you as a new client. Counseling will be tailored to your needs, phase of life and personality. Your sessions can focus on improving sleep, exploring chronic Worries or how Trauma affects you. PA Counseling can provide "hybrid" services using video/teleconferencing.
(814) 258-1438 View (814) 258-1438
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Melissa R Eckroth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15501
Are you looking for a safe and confidential connection during these times of uncertainty to talk about the current issues you are experiencing? Or maybe you are feeling helpless after a sudden major life change that wasn't part of your plan. Feelings of grief, anxiety and depression can become overwhelming. Sharing your thoughts and feelings without judgment can help you to overcome your challenges, increase the quality of your life and help start you on a new path. Ethical and competent care is available in the safety of your home using video telehealth and is my priority as we establish our counseling relationship.
Are you looking for a safe and confidential connection during these times of uncertainty to talk about the current issues you are experiencing? Or maybe you are feeling helpless after a sudden major life change that wasn't part of your plan. Feelings of grief, anxiety and depression can become overwhelming. Sharing your thoughts and feelings without judgment can help you to overcome your challenges, increase the quality of your life and help start you on a new path. Ethical and competent care is available in the safety of your home using video telehealth and is my priority as we establish our counseling relationship.
(814) 250-3504 View (814) 250-3504
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Agency Has Immediate Openings!
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15510  (Online Only)
Sometimes life is hard and having someone you can talk to who is educated, experienced and honest can be beneficial in helping you find ways to deal with hard times. Therapy is a great tool that will allow you to have a better understanding of who you are and why you feel and react the way that you do or why you don't! I believe that therapy is not something that is "cookie cutter" it is individualized to every person based on a combination of things. Therapy is effective when you have an open mind and are willing to make changes, while understanding that the process to getting yourself to a better mental/emotional place takes time.
Sometimes life is hard and having someone you can talk to who is educated, experienced and honest can be beneficial in helping you find ways to deal with hard times. Therapy is a great tool that will allow you to have a better understanding of who you are and why you feel and react the way that you do or why you don't! I believe that therapy is not something that is "cookie cutter" it is individualized to every person based on a combination of things. Therapy is effective when you have an open mind and are willing to make changes, while understanding that the process to getting yourself to a better mental/emotional place takes time.
(971) 396-1431 View (971) 396-1431
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Assurance Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Windber, PA 15963
Welcome to Assurance Counseling Services. We are a dedicated team of Licensed Professional Counselors that are focused on providing exemplary therapy to our clients. Assurance therapists are experienced and able to support the issues that clients face. We are committed to our clients and place them as a top priority. We have a passion for helping people and empowering them to make positive change. We hold ourselves to a professional standard that challenges us to grow and learn and to offer therapeutic interventions which best meet the needs of those we serve.
Welcome to Assurance Counseling Services. We are a dedicated team of Licensed Professional Counselors that are focused on providing exemplary therapy to our clients. Assurance therapists are experienced and able to support the issues that clients face. We are committed to our clients and place them as a top priority. We have a passion for helping people and empowering them to make positive change. We hold ourselves to a professional standard that challenges us to grow and learn and to offer therapeutic interventions which best meet the needs of those we serve.
(814) 619-3164 View (814) 619-3164
Photo of Rachael Romesberg, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rachael Romesberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerset, PA 15501
Rachael believes that knowledge is power. When we get curious about who we are and how our experiences have shaped us, we can feel empowered to take action and make healthy changes. Rachael will work alongside you to build compassion for your past, get grounded in the present, and empower you with the skills you need to create the life you have always wanted.
Rachael believes that knowledge is power. When we get curious about who we are and how our experiences have shaped us, we can feel empowered to take action and make healthy changes. Rachael will work alongside you to build compassion for your past, get grounded in the present, and empower you with the skills you need to create the life you have always wanted.
(814) 787-1452 View (814) 787-1452
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Kerri Lafferty
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerset, PA 15501  (Online Only)
Over the years, I have worked with adolescents and adults. I work primarily with individuals struggling with life transitions and organizational skills, anxiety, depression, self-esteem/body image issues, and those who are recovering from substance abuse.
Over the years, I have worked with adolescents and adults. I work primarily with individuals struggling with life transitions and organizational skills, anxiety, depression, self-esteem/body image issues, and those who are recovering from substance abuse.
(412) 538-6426 View (412) 538-6426
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Croyle-Nielsen Therapeutic Associates, Inc.
LCSW, LSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15501
Our staff is a collection of talented and dedicated individually licensed professional clinicians (LPCs, LCSWs, and LSWs), who combine a love of their craft with a true desire to help others make real improvements to their quality of life. That passion shows in everything we do! We are a people-centered organization and we prioritize our clients, our integrity and excellence in treatment above all other things. Our aim is to be a force for good in the lives of our clients, in our communities and to put quality over quantity every time! "Serving others is our calling and the reason we are in business. We believe that our clients deserve the best service and the highest quality mental health therapy." - Amy M. Nielsen, President
Our staff is a collection of talented and dedicated individually licensed professional clinicians (LPCs, LCSWs, and LSWs), who combine a love of their craft with a true desire to help others make real improvements to their quality of life. That passion shows in everything we do! We are a people-centered organization and we prioritize our clients, our integrity and excellence in treatment above all other things. Our aim is to be a force for good in the lives of our clients, in our communities and to put quality over quantity every time! "Serving others is our calling and the reason we are in business. We believe that our clients deserve the best service and the highest quality mental health therapy." - Amy M. Nielsen, President
(814) 701-2898 View (814) 701-2898
Photo of Tara Morse, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tara Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Somerset, PA 15501  (Online Only)
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, grow, and achieve their full potential within the context of a supportive environment. This belief fuels my work as a therapist. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. I have experience working with an array of identified problem areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating/body image, postpartum depression, self esteem and life/developmental transitions.
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, grow, and achieve their full potential within the context of a supportive environment. This belief fuels my work as a therapist. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. I have experience working with an array of identified problem areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating/body image, postpartum depression, self esteem and life/developmental transitions.
(412) 515-3931 View (412) 515-3931
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Joni B. Henry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerset, PA 15501  (Online Only)
Since 2005 I have been working with individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and individuals with special needs as well as interpersonal and relationship problems. I employ evidence-based treatment modalities including ACT, CBT, DBT, and interpersonal psychotherapy. I am passionate about my work as a therapist and I find great joy in working with my clients and witnessing their capacity to heal. look forward to supporting you in your journey and will provide a non-judgmental, compassionate, and kind experience.
Since 2005 I have been working with individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and individuals with special needs as well as interpersonal and relationship problems. I employ evidence-based treatment modalities including ACT, CBT, DBT, and interpersonal psychotherapy. I am passionate about my work as a therapist and I find great joy in working with my clients and witnessing their capacity to heal. look forward to supporting you in your journey and will provide a non-judgmental, compassionate, and kind experience.
(412) 515-3931 View (412) 515-3931
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Windber, PA 15963  (Online Only)
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(814) 467-2214 View (814) 467-2214
Photo of Kim Saft, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kim Saft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15501
Are you struggling in your life or relationship and want to make changes? I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology, Advanced Certification in Imago Relationship Therapy and a Trauma-Lensed, Somatic Activated Practitioner. I help my clients make positive changes by developing self-love and self-trust. I create a safe environment to explore your challenges, identify areas for change, create solutions and develop tools. My focus is on healing and helping you realize personal and relational wellbeing. We work together to create a healthy sense of self and positive relationships.
Are you struggling in your life or relationship and want to make changes? I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology, Advanced Certification in Imago Relationship Therapy and a Trauma-Lensed, Somatic Activated Practitioner. I help my clients make positive changes by developing self-love and self-trust. I create a safe environment to explore your challenges, identify areas for change, create solutions and develop tools. My focus is on healing and helping you realize personal and relational wellbeing. We work together to create a healthy sense of self and positive relationships.
(412) 906-4135 View (412) 906-4135
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Derik S. Berkebile, Outpatient Counseling Svcs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMH, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerset, PA 15501
I have 18 years experience as a social worker and also have several years experience as a professor in Social Work. My experience is diverse as I've worked with adolescents, mentally challenged, drug and alcohol, geriatrics, grief and bereavement, marital counseling, and have helped clients with various mental health diagnoses. I pride myself in not just talking with the client but working jointly to find meaningful, measurable goals during therapy allowing for clients to see proof of progress throughout the course of treatment. I have worked as a therapist for agencies and now independently for a combined 10 years.
I have 18 years experience as a social worker and also have several years experience as a professor in Social Work. My experience is diverse as I've worked with adolescents, mentally challenged, drug and alcohol, geriatrics, grief and bereavement, marital counseling, and have helped clients with various mental health diagnoses. I pride myself in not just talking with the client but working jointly to find meaningful, measurable goals during therapy allowing for clients to see proof of progress throughout the course of treatment. I have worked as a therapist for agencies and now independently for a combined 10 years.
(814) 352-4111 View (814) 352-4111
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Maureen V Conway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15501
As a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years experience in therapeutic treatment for individuals, families and couples, I want to assure you of my complete attentiveness to your situation as we work toward your optimal well being. You will find my compassionate personality and relaxed environment to be a healthy therapeutic experience for you, your spouse and your family as together realistic and attainable goals are set. You will discover that your well being is my priority, and a vibrant, positive outlook on life is available to you.
As a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years experience in therapeutic treatment for individuals, families and couples, I want to assure you of my complete attentiveness to your situation as we work toward your optimal well being. You will find my compassionate personality and relaxed environment to be a healthy therapeutic experience for you, your spouse and your family as together realistic and attainable goals are set. You will discover that your well being is my priority, and a vibrant, positive outlook on life is available to you.
(814) 240-0446 View (814) 240-0446
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Soul Compass Counseling/Marisa Schuster, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CGP, CFRC
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15501
Hi! Thank you for clicking my profile. Are you stressed and not sure how to handle it? Are you coping with grief ? Do you need support and motivation to meet your goals? Life can be overwhelming at times. I'd like to help you identify your stressors and help bring more calm and happiness back into your life. I offer a safe environment to help support you on your path. If you find yourself repeating the same patterns, call me. What do you have to lose? Too busy to meet in person? I also offer online counseling services. Call or email me for more information.
Hi! Thank you for clicking my profile. Are you stressed and not sure how to handle it? Are you coping with grief ? Do you need support and motivation to meet your goals? Life can be overwhelming at times. I'd like to help you identify your stressors and help bring more calm and happiness back into your life. I offer a safe environment to help support you on your path. If you find yourself repeating the same patterns, call me. What do you have to lose? Too busy to meet in person? I also offer online counseling services. Call or email me for more information.
(814) 675-0372 View (814) 675-0372
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Rhonda Joanne Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
Somerset, PA 15501  (Online Only)
Let's talk about your concerns in a confidential setting that feels like home. You will receive unconditional and unbiased honesty and support from a Licensed Professional Counselor who is certified in Family Trauma, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy to meet your specific needs and goals.
Let's talk about your concerns in a confidential setting that feels like home. You will receive unconditional and unbiased honesty and support from a Licensed Professional Counselor who is certified in Family Trauma, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy to meet your specific needs and goals.
(814) 817-2019 View (814) 817-2019

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Number of Therapists in Somerset County, PA

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Somerset County, PA who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
75% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% Highmark
71% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Somerset County, PA see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Somerset County?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.