Therapists in Squirrel Hill, PA

Photo of Colin O'Grady, Licensed Professional Counselor in Squirrel Hill, PA
Colin O'Grady
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
****Teletherapy Available****Hello and nice to meet you. I look forward to supporting your journey of problem solving, gaining insight and living a fuller life. Are your family members practicing "unhealthy" communication habits? Is your child, adolescent or college age student struggling in school? If so, counseling may be an option. I am a former School Counselor for 12 years, so I am well versed in a variety of school related issues such as academic and career counseling and personal or social difficulties.
****Teletherapy Available****Hello and nice to meet you. I look forward to supporting your journey of problem solving, gaining insight and living a fuller life. Are your family members practicing "unhealthy" communication habits? Is your child, adolescent or college age student struggling in school? If so, counseling may be an option. I am a former School Counselor for 12 years, so I am well versed in a variety of school related issues such as academic and career counseling and personal or social difficulties.
(724) 620-4909 View (724) 620-4909
Photo of Lynn T. Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Squirrel Hill, PA
Lynn T. Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217  (Online Only)
***Teletherapy Available!*** During these uncertain times, connection and self-care is more important than ever. Are you going through times of high emotions and stress? Let me help. You deserve an experienced and competent professional that works with you to explore your situation with respect and compassion. Together, we will get to the heart of the problem and find fresh ways of managing your situation. I quickly hone in on the main issues to help you toward healthy change. I have a flexible approach that takes the best parts of different treatments and uses them in a way that fits your needs.
***Teletherapy Available!*** During these uncertain times, connection and self-care is more important than ever. Are you going through times of high emotions and stress? Let me help. You deserve an experienced and competent professional that works with you to explore your situation with respect and compassion. Together, we will get to the heart of the problem and find fresh ways of managing your situation. I quickly hone in on the main issues to help you toward healthy change. I have a flexible approach that takes the best parts of different treatments and uses them in a way that fits your needs.
(412) 906-4423 View (412) 906-4423
Photo of David Mente, Licensed Professional Counselor in Squirrel Hill, PA
David Mente
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Having a respectful, productive working relationship with my clients is my first priority. This is true whether I am working with an adult individual, a couple, children, adolescents or families. I will encourage you to evaluate whether you are improving in the ways that you desire and will strive to provide you with treatment which suits you. I have intentionally worked in a wide variety of settings and with many different kinds of clients and problems. I welcome any questions you have and offer a free initial consultation.
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Having a respectful, productive working relationship with my clients is my first priority. This is true whether I am working with an adult individual, a couple, children, adolescents or families. I will encourage you to evaluate whether you are improving in the ways that you desire and will strive to provide you with treatment which suits you. I have intentionally worked in a wide variety of settings and with many different kinds of clients and problems. I welcome any questions you have and offer a free initial consultation.
(412) 532-1602 View (412) 532-1602
Photo of Marisa Costa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Squirrel Hill, PA
Marisa Costa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MET, LPC
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
**I am not currently accepting new clients** Each of us has intrinsic worth and our hearts and psyches have the ability to heal. My work with adults of all ages draws on the expressive arts, motivational and strengths-based therapies and cognitive behavioral and trauma-informed therapies. One of my passions has been exploring the ways in which the expressive arts - visual art, drama, music, movement, writing - touch us deeply and express emotions for which there may simply be no words. Where the response to suffering is compassion and hope, the goals of the individual - not the therapist - inspire the therapeutic process.
**I am not currently accepting new clients** Each of us has intrinsic worth and our hearts and psyches have the ability to heal. My work with adults of all ages draws on the expressive arts, motivational and strengths-based therapies and cognitive behavioral and trauma-informed therapies. One of my passions has been exploring the ways in which the expressive arts - visual art, drama, music, movement, writing - touch us deeply and express emotions for which there may simply be no words. Where the response to suffering is compassion and hope, the goals of the individual - not the therapist - inspire the therapeutic process.
(412) 532-1356 View (412) 532-1356
Photo of Nicholas Demaio, Licensed Professional Counselor in Squirrel Hill, PA
Nicholas Demaio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
**I am not currently accepting new clients** With a contemplative model of engagement, and honoring the immediate moment, I am dedicated to offering a compassionate and vibrant therapeutic relationship to those seeking support. Whether facing depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma or struggling with life transitions or addiction, the healing process begins just the same: right where we are. Contemplative psychotherapy and mindfulness practices include insights from behavioral-cognitive therapy, guided imagery, breath work and narrative therapy.
**I am not currently accepting new clients** With a contemplative model of engagement, and honoring the immediate moment, I am dedicated to offering a compassionate and vibrant therapeutic relationship to those seeking support. Whether facing depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma or struggling with life transitions or addiction, the healing process begins just the same: right where we are. Contemplative psychotherapy and mindfulness practices include insights from behavioral-cognitive therapy, guided imagery, breath work and narrative therapy.
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Akiko Motomura
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, as well as other difficulties or experiences of pain that are hard to categorize. My style is collaborative and interactive to meet each person’s unique needs and concerns, with a relational psychoanalytic, and psychodynamic approach.
I work with adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, as well as other difficulties or experiences of pain that are hard to categorize. My style is collaborative and interactive to meet each person’s unique needs and concerns, with a relational psychoanalytic, and psychodynamic approach.
(412) 253-4899 View (412) 253-4899
Photo of Deborah Sharp Molchan, Psychologist in Squirrel Hill, PA
Deborah Sharp Molchan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
** Currently not accepting new clients. ** I believe you can promote wellness in your life. I have deep respect for the client's I work with and believe choosing therapy is a healthy act of growth. My style is to create a collaborative, respectful, and compassionate relationship in which we explore both your challenges and your strengths. I emphasize a whole-person integrative treatment plan utilizing evidence-based interventions and complimentary approaches as appropriate.
** Currently not accepting new clients. ** I believe you can promote wellness in your life. I have deep respect for the client's I work with and believe choosing therapy is a healthy act of growth. My style is to create a collaborative, respectful, and compassionate relationship in which we explore both your challenges and your strengths. I emphasize a whole-person integrative treatment plan utilizing evidence-based interventions and complimentary approaches as appropriate.
(412) 312-4177 View (412) 312-4177
Photo of Molly Mitchell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Squirrel Hill, PA
Molly Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Most people seek therapy when they are in a vulnerable state. In a warm and supportive atmosphere offering personal safety, I'll work with you in a highly personalized approach tailored to your specific needs. The goal is to support you in attaining personal growth that taps the best in you. I utilize both a Positive Psychology and Gestalt Therapy approach. Gestalt Therapy is an expressive, action-based approach to growth, which supports an individual's ability to notice self in the moment and understand one's meaning-making process. This is a collaborative process between therapist and client.
Most people seek therapy when they are in a vulnerable state. In a warm and supportive atmosphere offering personal safety, I'll work with you in a highly personalized approach tailored to your specific needs. The goal is to support you in attaining personal growth that taps the best in you. I utilize both a Positive Psychology and Gestalt Therapy approach. Gestalt Therapy is an expressive, action-based approach to growth, which supports an individual's ability to notice self in the moment and understand one's meaning-making process. This is a collaborative process between therapist and client.
(412) 888-0467 View (412) 888-0467
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Samuel K Schachner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
(412) 567-5846 View (412) 567-5846
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Terri Fessler LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Reiki
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
I believe each of us has a gift of Self to unwrap and embrace along life's journey, especially when we've lived through a life threatening event or a series of chronic traumas. I know first hand how impossible connecting to ourselves can seem afterward. We grieve the loss of a sense of safety and often believe that our identity has changed to what has happened to us. We fear life will always be tarnished and feel set apart by our shame. Through my own life journey and my experiences as a Trauma therapist I have witnessed the reclaiming of Self that arises from the ashes of violence when healing begins to happen!
I believe each of us has a gift of Self to unwrap and embrace along life's journey, especially when we've lived through a life threatening event or a series of chronic traumas. I know first hand how impossible connecting to ourselves can seem afterward. We grieve the loss of a sense of safety and often believe that our identity has changed to what has happened to us. We fear life will always be tarnished and feel set apart by our shame. Through my own life journey and my experiences as a Trauma therapist I have witnessed the reclaiming of Self that arises from the ashes of violence when healing begins to happen!
(412) 567-9375 View (412) 567-9375
Photo of Dr. Darla Timbo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Squirrel Hill, PA
Dr. Darla Timbo
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am committed to providing experienced and compassionate services such as; individual and group counseling services and psycho-education to individuals in all stages in life that will help clients to gain insight into their personal, social, emotional, and physical "world". The counseling services are based on the philosophical assumption that focusing on the present will help clients to overcome the past and prepare for the future through establishing healthy goals.
I am committed to providing experienced and compassionate services such as; individual and group counseling services and psycho-education to individuals in all stages in life that will help clients to gain insight into their personal, social, emotional, and physical "world". The counseling services are based on the philosophical assumption that focusing on the present will help clients to overcome the past and prepare for the future through establishing healthy goals.
(412) 357-1547 View (412) 357-1547
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Dr. Ann C Barrows
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults, and adults.
I am a clinical psychologist who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(412) 440-5501 View (412) 440-5501
Photo of Leigh Montgomery, Licensed Professional Counselor in Squirrel Hill, PA
Leigh Montgomery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Waitlist for 2024 - I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I provide a warm, non judgmental environment for you to explore your thoughts, habits and behaviors that may be holding you back from achieving authentic happiness. I specialize in working with adults and families dealing with the effects of addiction. Substance abuse impacts all areas of your life and my goal is to help you get your life back on track, restore hope and work towards inner peace. You do not need to struggle through this on your own.
Waitlist for 2024 - I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I provide a warm, non judgmental environment for you to explore your thoughts, habits and behaviors that may be holding you back from achieving authentic happiness. I specialize in working with adults and families dealing with the effects of addiction. Substance abuse impacts all areas of your life and my goal is to help you get your life back on track, restore hope and work towards inner peace. You do not need to struggle through this on your own.
(878) 206-1965 View (878) 206-1965
Photo of Sarah C Trafican, Psychologist in Squirrel Hill, PA
Sarah C Trafican
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
It is possible to overcome seemingly insurmountable life challenges and find stability. Psychotherapy can light the way from chaos and hopelessness towards self-acceptance, meaning, and control. Focused on your individual needs, I strive to create a time and space which is entirely yours. A safe, private, well-bounded space where honest and intimate discussions can take place. For the past 12 years, I have been working with a diverse mixture of individuals and couples using primarily psychoanalytic techniques. My aim is not simply to facilitate symptom relief, but to midwife meaningful and positive changes in your life.
It is possible to overcome seemingly insurmountable life challenges and find stability. Psychotherapy can light the way from chaos and hopelessness towards self-acceptance, meaning, and control. Focused on your individual needs, I strive to create a time and space which is entirely yours. A safe, private, well-bounded space where honest and intimate discussions can take place. For the past 12 years, I have been working with a diverse mixture of individuals and couples using primarily psychoanalytic techniques. My aim is not simply to facilitate symptom relief, but to midwife meaningful and positive changes in your life.
(814) 303-5880 View (814) 303-5880
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Bianca O'Connor McDermott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Being a caregiver for a loved one who has a chronic or terminal illness can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It also comes with stresses that can be hard for friends and family to understand. Being a person who needs help to manage day to day activities of living can also be hard to handle, even if the help is appreciated. Sudden life changes are difficult to navigate; such as loss of a loved one, death of a pet, or diagnosis of a debilitating disease. Even positive changes like retirement, downsizing, or relocation can be painful at times. Talking it through can help.
Being a caregiver for a loved one who has a chronic or terminal illness can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It also comes with stresses that can be hard for friends and family to understand. Being a person who needs help to manage day to day activities of living can also be hard to handle, even if the help is appreciated. Sudden life changes are difficult to navigate; such as loss of a loved one, death of a pet, or diagnosis of a debilitating disease. Even positive changes like retirement, downsizing, or relocation can be painful at times. Talking it through can help.
(215) 486-2674 View (215) 486-2674
Photo of Caitlin Senk, Licensed Professional Counselor in Squirrel Hill, PA
Caitlin Senk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is an integrative one that focuses on a person-centered approach. I view the therapeutic relationship as a significant element of change and will collaborate with you in a respectful, nonjudgmental, empathetic, and supportive manner. I believe that our past and current experiences effect our lives in impactful ways and influence our relationship with ourselves and those around us. I aim to empower you by uncovering your strengths and resilience on which we will build a more confident and vivid individual. I am here to help you find your place, feel connected, and reclaim control of your mind and body.
My approach to therapy is an integrative one that focuses on a person-centered approach. I view the therapeutic relationship as a significant element of change and will collaborate with you in a respectful, nonjudgmental, empathetic, and supportive manner. I believe that our past and current experiences effect our lives in impactful ways and influence our relationship with ourselves and those around us. I aim to empower you by uncovering your strengths and resilience on which we will build a more confident and vivid individual. I am here to help you find your place, feel connected, and reclaim control of your mind and body.
(412) 981-2059 View (412) 981-2059
Photo of Gwen F Melnick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Squirrel Hill, PA
Gwen F Melnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Would you like to feel less overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful, depressed or unsure of yourself? Are you going through a life transition, dealing with chronic illness, or are unproductive behaviors holding you back? Perhaps you’re unhappy at work/school, experiencing grief/loss, uncertain about your professional goals, or dissatisfied with your relationships. Life issues may seem insurmountable. Once you begin therapy with me, we'll work collaboratively to increase your self-understanding & insight. I'll help you identify & effectuate necessary life changes (step by step), embrace self acceptance, or move toward a little of both.
Would you like to feel less overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful, depressed or unsure of yourself? Are you going through a life transition, dealing with chronic illness, or are unproductive behaviors holding you back? Perhaps you’re unhappy at work/school, experiencing grief/loss, uncertain about your professional goals, or dissatisfied with your relationships. Life issues may seem insurmountable. Once you begin therapy with me, we'll work collaboratively to increase your self-understanding & insight. I'll help you identify & effectuate necessary life changes (step by step), embrace self acceptance, or move toward a little of both.
(412) 356-9859 View (412) 356-9859
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Kachina Mooney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Kachina is a Board Certified Art Therapist working in the Pittsburgh region with those from all walks of life. Kachina is TF-CBT trained and she has most recently worked with immigrant teens from Central/South America, Afghanistan, and across the globe who have been displaced or are migrating to the United States for safety. Kachina has also worked with women and teens who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and are homicide survivors. Being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Kachina also focuses her therapeutic work with those from this community who are maneuvering identity, relationship changes, and past trauma.
Kachina is a Board Certified Art Therapist working in the Pittsburgh region with those from all walks of life. Kachina is TF-CBT trained and she has most recently worked with immigrant teens from Central/South America, Afghanistan, and across the globe who have been displaced or are migrating to the United States for safety. Kachina has also worked with women and teens who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and are homicide survivors. Being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Kachina also focuses her therapeutic work with those from this community who are maneuvering identity, relationship changes, and past trauma.
(412) 866-2857 View (412) 866-2857
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Nancy Aranson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Sometimes life and its transitions can be too much and leave us feeling, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. I’m here to help and let you know there is hope. Therapy is more than just telling someone your problems. It is a way to process what is happening in your life and how you are feeling, and also learn new ways to cope and grow. I am here to listen and support you, by bringing my experience and knowledge to your unique situation. Please call me for a free 20-minute consultation.
Sometimes life and its transitions can be too much and leave us feeling, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. I’m here to help and let you know there is hope. Therapy is more than just telling someone your problems. It is a way to process what is happening in your life and how you are feeling, and also learn new ways to cope and grow. I am here to listen and support you, by bringing my experience and knowledge to your unique situation. Please call me for a free 20-minute consultation.
(412) 547-5692 View (412) 547-5692
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Katerina Istomin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
Therapy offers us an opportunity to be seen and understood as we are in the present moment. Turning inward lets us examine and explore our values, needs, and relationships with others. I work from a collaborative, warm, and open approach to therapy, highlighting the therapeutic relationship to build self-awareness, meaning, and cognitive flexibility. I believe that building insight and awareness into what motivates our behaviors leads to long lasting change. My areas of specialization include those in STEM and other professionals, University students, relationship counseling, and Mindfulness based psychotherapy.
Therapy offers us an opportunity to be seen and understood as we are in the present moment. Turning inward lets us examine and explore our values, needs, and relationships with others. I work from a collaborative, warm, and open approach to therapy, highlighting the therapeutic relationship to build self-awareness, meaning, and cognitive flexibility. I believe that building insight and awareness into what motivates our behaviors leads to long lasting change. My areas of specialization include those in STEM and other professionals, University students, relationship counseling, and Mindfulness based psychotherapy.
(412) 307-8868 View (412) 307-8868

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Squirrel Hill, PA

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Squirrel Hill, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
72% Grief
70% Stress
67% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Highmark
80% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
78% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Squirrel Hill, PA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Squirrel Hill?

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.