Therapists in Washington County, PA

View cities in Washington County
Photo of Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Charleroi, PA 15022
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.
(724) 558-8028 View (724) 558-8028
Photo of Kaleidoscope Therapy Center , Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Kaleidoscope Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canonsburg, PA 15317  (Online Only)
If you're looking for a non-conventional, non-judgmental, and very laid-back therapist to guide you through this process, look no further. As an existential-centered therapist, I believe that the choices we make lead us down the paths we take; good and bad. Once we realize that we have control when it comes to the choices we make, positive changes can be made. That being said, we often need to accept things for what they are, consider the options we have, come up with a plan, and move forward. Remember, you're only "stuck" if you choose to be "stuck." Change is 100% possible, but you have to choose it and want it.
If you're looking for a non-conventional, non-judgmental, and very laid-back therapist to guide you through this process, look no further. As an existential-centered therapist, I believe that the choices we make lead us down the paths we take; good and bad. Once we realize that we have control when it comes to the choices we make, positive changes can be made. That being said, we often need to accept things for what they are, consider the options we have, come up with a plan, and move forward. Remember, you're only "stuck" if you choose to be "stuck." Change is 100% possible, but you have to choose it and want it.
(724) 248-1755 View (724) 248-1755
Photo of Melissa Helfer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Melissa Helfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC
Verified
McMurray, PA 15317
Waitlist for new clients
Close your eyes and take a moment to reflect back on the last time you felt a sense of peace and belonging or your inner light sparked joy. Maybe you want to experience more of this or need guidance on how to create it. Take a moment and thank yourself for prioritizing your motivation to change, heal, and become that best version of yourself today.
Close your eyes and take a moment to reflect back on the last time you felt a sense of peace and belonging or your inner light sparked joy. Maybe you want to experience more of this or need guidance on how to create it. Take a moment and thank yourself for prioritizing your motivation to change, heal, and become that best version of yourself today.
(412) 274-1660 View (412) 274-1660
Photo of Shari Stranges, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Shari Stranges
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC/MAC
Verified
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, located in Canonsburg, PA. My background includes inpatient, outpatient, care coordination, primary care, and private practice settings. My style is warm and accepting, with a little humor mixed in. I am comfortable working with clients with a lot of faith, a little faith, seeking faith, or none at all. My focus is really on building a trusting relationship, thinking out loud together, adjusting perspectives, and building practical skills in order to make healthy lifestyle changes. Of course, we will celebrate your victories along the way.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, located in Canonsburg, PA. My background includes inpatient, outpatient, care coordination, primary care, and private practice settings. My style is warm and accepting, with a little humor mixed in. I am comfortable working with clients with a lot of faith, a little faith, seeking faith, or none at all. My focus is really on building a trusting relationship, thinking out loud together, adjusting perspectives, and building practical skills in order to make healthy lifestyle changes. Of course, we will celebrate your victories along the way.
(724) 573-8202 View (724) 573-8202
Photo of Jenny McClarren, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Jenny McClarren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Accepting new patients as of 01/2024! Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or unsatisfied? Perhaps you are ready to make changes in your life, seeking a new direction, or are ready to embark on a new journey. Whether you are grieving a loss, experiencing the effects of traumatic events, or have been exposed to conflicts in your relationships, I want to hear your story. I welcome you to bring your grief, infidelity, and questions or concerns surrounding sex and relationships into our space. Together we can build a collaborative relationship that will inspire you to take control of your story and empower you to narrate your future.
Accepting new patients as of 01/2024! Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or unsatisfied? Perhaps you are ready to make changes in your life, seeking a new direction, or are ready to embark on a new journey. Whether you are grieving a loss, experiencing the effects of traumatic events, or have been exposed to conflicts in your relationships, I want to hear your story. I welcome you to bring your grief, infidelity, and questions or concerns surrounding sex and relationships into our space. Together we can build a collaborative relationship that will inspire you to take control of your story and empower you to narrate your future.
(724) 202-0617 View (724) 202-0617
Photo of Amber L Chapman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Amber L Chapman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified
McMurray, PA 15317
— Accepting New Clients In-person & Telehealth. Evening hours available. —Hello! I know it can be a daunting task finding the right therapist for your unique set of circumstances. I attempt to provide a warm, respectful, accepting and empathetic atmosphere for all my folk.
— Accepting New Clients In-person & Telehealth. Evening hours available. —Hello! I know it can be a daunting task finding the right therapist for your unique set of circumstances. I attempt to provide a warm, respectful, accepting and empathetic atmosphere for all my folk.
(724) 607-8893 View (724) 607-8893
Photo of Mindful Tides Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Mindful Tides Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Canonsburg, PA 15317  (Online Only)
Mindful Tides Therapy was formed to provide an atmosphere for our clients to individualize their goals. We recognized the decrease in quality client care through the “big box” therapy practices that are owned by those who are not clinicians themselves, and it was important for us to provide a safe space for clients to have input into their treatment plans. Our goal is to aid our clients in finding a secure, collaborative, compassionate, and ethical therapy environment. It is a priority for us to provide our team of therapists with the training and work/life balance they need to practice comfortably.
Mindful Tides Therapy was formed to provide an atmosphere for our clients to individualize their goals. We recognized the decrease in quality client care through the “big box” therapy practices that are owned by those who are not clinicians themselves, and it was important for us to provide a safe space for clients to have input into their treatment plans. Our goal is to aid our clients in finding a secure, collaborative, compassionate, and ethical therapy environment. It is a priority for us to provide our team of therapists with the training and work/life balance they need to practice comfortably.
(724) 576-9996 View (724) 576-9996
Photo of Tara Deutsch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Tara Deutsch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
McMurray, PA 15317
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck in your current season. Or you may be struggling with finding peace and freedom from something making it hard to live in the present moment. I want you to know that you are not alone and that I will meet you where you are right now. My name is Tara Deutsch, and I received my Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. My clinical experiences include individual and group therapy, primarily with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
Welcome! You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck in your current season. Or you may be struggling with finding peace and freedom from something making it hard to live in the present moment. I want you to know that you are not alone and that I will meet you where you are right now. My name is Tara Deutsch, and I received my Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. My clinical experiences include individual and group therapy, primarily with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(724) 302-5710 View (724) 302-5710
Photo of Kristen Keeper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Kristen Keeper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canonsburg, PA 15317
I primarily work with those suffering from trauma-based issues, abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and Women’s issues (such as pregnancy and postpartum). I enjoy working with those looking to heal from past trauma or adverse experiences in order to heal and live a more fulfilling life. I also seek to assist those suffering from anxiety in the present, as well as those experiencing feelings that are overwhelming and difficult. If you are looking to heal from your past and be more comfortable in your present, I am here to help.
I primarily work with those suffering from trauma-based issues, abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and Women’s issues (such as pregnancy and postpartum). I enjoy working with those looking to heal from past trauma or adverse experiences in order to heal and live a more fulfilling life. I also seek to assist those suffering from anxiety in the present, as well as those experiencing feelings that are overwhelming and difficult. If you are looking to heal from your past and be more comfortable in your present, I am here to help.
(878) 728-9911 View (878) 728-9911
Photo of Jess Storm, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington County, PA
Jess Storm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
California, PA 15419  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You wake up exhausted, dreading the day ahead before you’ve even opened your eyes. You can’t tell if you’re hungry or sad or anxious or mad–maybe you’re all of those at once. You hide your truest self in exchange for acceptance and love. You struggle to say “no,” even when you know you need to, because the cost of disappointing others is greater than the cost of disappointing yourself. The world feels overwhelming–too fast, too bright, too unpredictable. Your brain tells you that if only you were stronger, tried harder, were less sensitive–the list goes on and on. If only–then maybe, if you were different, life would be easier.
You wake up exhausted, dreading the day ahead before you’ve even opened your eyes. You can’t tell if you’re hungry or sad or anxious or mad–maybe you’re all of those at once. You hide your truest self in exchange for acceptance and love. You struggle to say “no,” even when you know you need to, because the cost of disappointing others is greater than the cost of disappointing yourself. The world feels overwhelming–too fast, too bright, too unpredictable. Your brain tells you that if only you were stronger, tried harder, were less sensitive–the list goes on and on. If only–then maybe, if you were different, life would be easier.
(724) 997-4259 View (724) 997-4259
Photo of Kelsey Counihan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington County, PA
Kelsey Counihan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canonsburg, PA 15317
I offer individual and couples counseling. I am a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist. I also specialize in anxiety and depression in adults. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I also have experience in guided meditation and stress reduction techniques. My counseling philosophy is designed to help you feel comfortable exploring difficult issues while creating new strategies to deal with life’s challenges. Counseling with me involves a thorough biopsychosocial assessment to ensure that my clients’ needs are being met.
I offer individual and couples counseling. I am a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist. I also specialize in anxiety and depression in adults. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I also have experience in guided meditation and stress reduction techniques. My counseling philosophy is designed to help you feel comfortable exploring difficult issues while creating new strategies to deal with life’s challenges. Counseling with me involves a thorough biopsychosocial assessment to ensure that my clients’ needs are being met.
(724) 200-8603 View (724) 200-8603
Photo of Bobbi Jo Witham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Bobbi Jo Witham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, PA 15301
Are you struggling or having a hard time? Are you feeling disconnected or lonely? Let me help. Counseling can be a scary thing at first, but I believe in creating a safe space while building a relationship where you feel comfortable exploring your situation. The goal is for you to discover and unleash the most authentic you through this process.
Are you struggling or having a hard time? Are you feeling disconnected or lonely? Let me help. Counseling can be a scary thing at first, but I believe in creating a safe space while building a relationship where you feel comfortable exploring your situation. The goal is for you to discover and unleash the most authentic you through this process.
(724) 618-3923 View (724) 618-3923
Photo of Heather Jakub, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Heather Jakub
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monongahela, PA 15063
I believe everything we do has an impact on our mood and our mood impacts everything we do. Because of this, I utilize a comprehensive and holistic treatment model. With years of experience supporting individuals and families, I use a person centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. This means I take time to hear your unique story and then help you understand how your thoughts, beliefs and attitude are impacting your mood and your actions. In doing so, you can learn how to make positive changes in your life and develop a skill set to navigate through the ups and downs you are facing.
I believe everything we do has an impact on our mood and our mood impacts everything we do. Because of this, I utilize a comprehensive and holistic treatment model. With years of experience supporting individuals and families, I use a person centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. This means I take time to hear your unique story and then help you understand how your thoughts, beliefs and attitude are impacting your mood and your actions. In doing so, you can learn how to make positive changes in your life and develop a skill set to navigate through the ups and downs you are facing.
(724) 200-8087 View (724) 200-8087
Photo of Eva Kramer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Eva Kramer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Canonsburg, PA 15317  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a mental health professional with empathy, authenticity, and real-life experience to help you navigate life’s challenges, I would love to work with you. I specialize in helping clients with stress, anxiety, mood problems, and relationship issues in a supportive, comfortable environment. The teletherapy option enables you to have flexibility and comfort while receiving professional therapy. Sometimes life can be so busy it doesn’t seem like there is time to work on yourself; teletherapy is convenient and doesn’t require a commute to an office. I'm currently accepting client's for telehealth in the evenings.
If you are looking for a mental health professional with empathy, authenticity, and real-life experience to help you navigate life’s challenges, I would love to work with you. I specialize in helping clients with stress, anxiety, mood problems, and relationship issues in a supportive, comfortable environment. The teletherapy option enables you to have flexibility and comfort while receiving professional therapy. Sometimes life can be so busy it doesn’t seem like there is time to work on yourself; teletherapy is convenient and doesn’t require a commute to an office. I'm currently accepting client's for telehealth in the evenings.
(724) 951-2483 View (724) 951-2483
Photo of Cara Lindsey Kalakewich, Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington County, PA
Cara Lindsey Kalakewich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Monongahela, PA 15063
Is your relationship struggling to thrive or are you realizing that intimacy with you and your partner is non-existent? Is this affecting your ability to relate to your partner or have there been years of disconnect? Do you feel that your relationship is hopeless and have even considered splitting or a divorce? Do you wonder if this relationship will ever improve and hence, life will continue to feel meaningless and lonely? So often, couples feel intimidated by their relationship issues that they stay stuck in their current patterns and can’t find a solid and effective solution.
Is your relationship struggling to thrive or are you realizing that intimacy with you and your partner is non-existent? Is this affecting your ability to relate to your partner or have there been years of disconnect? Do you feel that your relationship is hopeless and have even considered splitting or a divorce? Do you wonder if this relationship will ever improve and hence, life will continue to feel meaningless and lonely? So often, couples feel intimidated by their relationship issues that they stay stuck in their current patterns and can’t find a solid and effective solution.
(724) 948-0762 View (724) 948-0762
Photo of Victoria Pickford, Pre-Licensed Professional in Washington County, PA
Victoria Pickford
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified
McMurray, PA 15317
Not accepting new clients
As a counselor, I want to build a safe space for you to come to me with concerns about all aspects of your life. Whether you are having problems at your job, or questioning your relationship, I am here to listen and help you find the next step that makes you happy. I believe a counseling relationship should be non-judgmental, while collaborating with you to reach your goals. Life can be overwhelming and as a counselor, I will provide a supportive and accepting environment for you to be able to navigate the challenges you may be facing and the emotional changes that may come with them.
As a counselor, I want to build a safe space for you to come to me with concerns about all aspects of your life. Whether you are having problems at your job, or questioning your relationship, I am here to listen and help you find the next step that makes you happy. I believe a counseling relationship should be non-judgmental, while collaborating with you to reach your goals. Life can be overwhelming and as a counselor, I will provide a supportive and accepting environment for you to be able to navigate the challenges you may be facing and the emotional changes that may come with them.
(724) 286-4788 View (724) 286-4788
Photo of Today Has Purpose, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington County, PA
Today Has Purpose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA, CAADS
Verified
Canonsburg, PA 15317
The staff at Today Has Purpose understands that choosing to acknowledge the need for therapy is a big decision. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring that your experience with us is collaborative, and your goals and pathways are uniquely individualized in order to best help you create a life that is fulfilling and balanced. At Today Has Purpose, we believe in using research and evidence-based treatments to create an individualized pathway that addresses the needs of the whole person. We provide ease of access, integrated support, and a secure environment where you can feel comfortable while navigating your own path to wellness.
The staff at Today Has Purpose understands that choosing to acknowledge the need for therapy is a big decision. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring that your experience with us is collaborative, and your goals and pathways are uniquely individualized in order to best help you create a life that is fulfilling and balanced. At Today Has Purpose, we believe in using research and evidence-based treatments to create an individualized pathway that addresses the needs of the whole person. We provide ease of access, integrated support, and a secure environment where you can feel comfortable while navigating your own path to wellness.
(724) 240-3252 View (724) 240-3252
Alyssa Cass
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
McMurray, PA 15317
Alyssa is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her BS in psychology from Robert Morris University and her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Duquesne University. She has special interest in helping clients navigate peer pressure and societal demands related to expectations as children grow into young adults understands the unique difficulties that children face as they grow. Alyssa believes in providing a safe and positive environment in which clients can express themselves and drawing on client's strengths to help them achieve their goals.
Alyssa is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her BS in psychology from Robert Morris University and her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Duquesne University. She has special interest in helping clients navigate peer pressure and societal demands related to expectations as children grow into young adults understands the unique difficulties that children face as they grow. Alyssa believes in providing a safe and positive environment in which clients can express themselves and drawing on client's strengths to help them achieve their goals.
(412) 207-3360 View (412) 207-3360
Photo of Amanda Lee Neace, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Amanda Lee Neace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, CTMH, CCTP, LPC
Verified
Canonsburg, PA 15317
People who have experienced hardships or trauma that has left a lasting impact on them, experienced conflictual or dysfunctional relationships in their family system, struggle with maternal mental health, or those who are just experiencing a barrier to living authentically are ideal clients for my therapeutic approach. I utilize humor, genuine curiosity, and my quirky personality (thanks, ADHD!) to connect with others and develop an authentic space for vulnerability. If you are looking to heal from the roots up while discovering YOU- I'd love to embark on that journey with you.
People who have experienced hardships or trauma that has left a lasting impact on them, experienced conflictual or dysfunctional relationships in their family system, struggle with maternal mental health, or those who are just experiencing a barrier to living authentically are ideal clients for my therapeutic approach. I utilize humor, genuine curiosity, and my quirky personality (thanks, ADHD!) to connect with others and develop an authentic space for vulnerability. If you are looking to heal from the roots up while discovering YOU- I'd love to embark on that journey with you.
(724) 605-4948 View (724) 605-4948
Photo of Nicole Beckett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, PA
Nicole Beckett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified
Washington, PA 15301
Opening up and allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be very difficult. I offer an environment that cultivates safety, kindness and open-mindedness. This is a priority in my practice. I strive to make each session as relaxed and smooth as possible, with a little bit of humor thrown in! Since I see the person as a whole, I do not believe in diagnostic labels, therefore I treat the symptoms, not the diagnosis. I believe introspection and self-awareness are the key to finding self-acceptance, healing and peace. That being said, I would feel privileged to join you on this journey!
Opening up and allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be very difficult. I offer an environment that cultivates safety, kindness and open-mindedness. This is a priority in my practice. I strive to make each session as relaxed and smooth as possible, with a little bit of humor thrown in! Since I see the person as a whole, I do not believe in diagnostic labels, therefore I treat the symptoms, not the diagnosis. I believe introspection and self-awareness are the key to finding self-acceptance, healing and peace. That being said, I would feel privileged to join you on this journey!
(724) 862-4584 View (724) 862-4584

See more therapy options for Washington County

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Washington County, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Washington County, PA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
77% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Highmark
77% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Washington County, PA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington 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.