Therapists in West Reading, PA

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Renee Donovan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about working with couples and individuals. Toward excellence in serving couples, I have extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and am fully Certified by the International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (www.ICEEFT.com). Having a heart for couples, I am able to utilize my unique skill set to help couples get out of negative cycles of interaction that leave them feeling distant and alone. I'm committed to helping partners find their way back to a loving and secure bond with one another. Please visit my website for more details.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about working with couples and individuals. Toward excellence in serving couples, I have extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and am fully Certified by the International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (www.ICEEFT.com). Having a heart for couples, I am able to utilize my unique skill set to help couples get out of negative cycles of interaction that leave them feeling distant and alone. I'm committed to helping partners find their way back to a loving and secure bond with one another. Please visit my website for more details.
(484) 652-8246 View (484) 652-8246
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Jennifer Marie Toplak-Kopp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CBMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Reading, PA 19611
I am a mom of three boys with 20 years experience working with children and families. Specialize in treating ADHD and conduct disorders in children and reconnecting with your child to focus on his or her strengths in order to modify behavior. Parents will learn positive interaction skills that will change the way you view your child and improve communication 99.9%. CBT interventions and problems solving skills will be taught and role played for optimum use, effectiveness, and long term improvement.
I am a mom of three boys with 20 years experience working with children and families. Specialize in treating ADHD and conduct disorders in children and reconnecting with your child to focus on his or her strengths in order to modify behavior. Parents will learn positive interaction skills that will change the way you view your child and improve communication 99.9%. CBT interventions and problems solving skills will be taught and role played for optimum use, effectiveness, and long term improvement.
(610) 686-7597 View (610) 686-7597
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Jennifer Vilayhong
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611  (Online Only)
If you are wondering why you may be attracting the same type of partner or repeating the same types of losses in your relationships or friendships, then I am here to help you through it. Working through your attachment and unlearning some behaviors picked up in childhood can be done. Goals are meant to work in small attainable steps. While I am intuitive, I like to keep it real with you. What that means is that I will work with you in a direction that is suited to your needs.
If you are wondering why you may be attracting the same type of partner or repeating the same types of losses in your relationships or friendships, then I am here to help you through it. Working through your attachment and unlearning some behaviors picked up in childhood can be done. Goals are meant to work in small attainable steps. While I am intuitive, I like to keep it real with you. What that means is that I will work with you in a direction that is suited to your needs.
(610) 590-9520 View (610) 590-9520
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Kelly Nixon Schultz-Arrowhead Emotional Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
You know that, “whatever this is…isn’t working for me!”, to quote one of my favorite comedies. Sometimes that is all you know. You know that you need and want to change the things that are no longer working for you but have no idea where to begin or who to trust with your story. The overwhelm of where to go and who to talk to can keep you stuck. But then as they say, if nothing changes, nothing changes and that causes fear. Or, one can get so comfortable being uncomfortable that it is where they stay. Allow yourself the opportunity to connect to yourself and others, living your life in a whole new way, with peace and joy.
You know that, “whatever this is…isn’t working for me!”, to quote one of my favorite comedies. Sometimes that is all you know. You know that you need and want to change the things that are no longer working for you but have no idea where to begin or who to trust with your story. The overwhelm of where to go and who to talk to can keep you stuck. But then as they say, if nothing changes, nothing changes and that causes fear. Or, one can get so comfortable being uncomfortable that it is where they stay. Allow yourself the opportunity to connect to yourself and others, living your life in a whole new way, with peace and joy.
(610) 298-0459 View (610) 298-0459
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Jennifer Marie Jennifer Toplak-Kopp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, MT
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
My name is Jennifer Toplak , LPC. I have been working in the mental health with families and children for 20 years. I specialize in family, parenting and ADHD with children. I love working with teens and helping resolve parent/child conflict. My primary focus is on improving interpersonal communication and practice the imago method for couple therapy and families. communication
My name is Jennifer Toplak , LPC. I have been working in the mental health with families and children for 20 years. I specialize in family, parenting and ADHD with children. I love working with teens and helping resolve parent/child conflict. My primary focus is on improving interpersonal communication and practice the imago method for couple therapy and families. communication
(610) 936-8119 View (610) 936-8119
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Mary Kate Wynne
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
There are many hardships and challenges throughout our life that have a direct impact on our mental health. Counseling can be a rewarding experience, increase self-awareness, and create positive change in one’s life. Mary Kate seeks to assist clients in processing and regulating emotions, changing behaviors, and reducing symptoms that stem from mental health disorders. My interventions focus on helping my clients identify psychological roadblocks, reframe thought patterns, and shift toward an increased awareness of oneself.
There are many hardships and challenges throughout our life that have a direct impact on our mental health. Counseling can be a rewarding experience, increase self-awareness, and create positive change in one’s life. Mary Kate seeks to assist clients in processing and regulating emotions, changing behaviors, and reducing symptoms that stem from mental health disorders. My interventions focus on helping my clients identify psychological roadblocks, reframe thought patterns, and shift toward an increased awareness of oneself.
(610) 665-3480 View (610) 665-3480
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Roger Lavine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MBA
Verified
3 Endorsed
West Reading, PA 19611
I utilize a person-centered approach to counseling which allows the individual to experience a sense of empowerment and involvement throughout the therapeutic process. I believe that establishing a positive, non-judgmental, and trusting relationship between client and therapist is the key to initiating change and working towards solutions. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, misunderstood, unheard, or just stuck and feeling as if there's no way out, we can work together to find workable, realistic alternatives to improve your feeling, thinking, and behaving, as you move towards overall healthy and authentic living.
I utilize a person-centered approach to counseling which allows the individual to experience a sense of empowerment and involvement throughout the therapeutic process. I believe that establishing a positive, non-judgmental, and trusting relationship between client and therapist is the key to initiating change and working towards solutions. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, misunderstood, unheard, or just stuck and feeling as if there's no way out, we can work together to find workable, realistic alternatives to improve your feeling, thinking, and behaving, as you move towards overall healthy and authentic living.
(610) 463-1097 View (610) 463-1097
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Courtney Keith
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, CAAP
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
For me, therapy is about throwing away the notion that there is something wrong with us that needs fixing and embarking on an honest journey of self-exploration that allows us to gain deeper insight and awareness. I work alongside you to explore the messages of your heart, mind, body and spirit. Every healing journey is unique, however, this work can look like ‘inner child work’ and reclaiming parts of yourself that have been forgotten or abandoned, identifying patterns of the mind and the body, unpacking your narrative, developing a spiritual practice that deepens your connection to spirit and creating a perception reframe.
For me, therapy is about throwing away the notion that there is something wrong with us that needs fixing and embarking on an honest journey of self-exploration that allows us to gain deeper insight and awareness. I work alongside you to explore the messages of your heart, mind, body and spirit. Every healing journey is unique, however, this work can look like ‘inner child work’ and reclaiming parts of yourself that have been forgotten or abandoned, identifying patterns of the mind and the body, unpacking your narrative, developing a spiritual practice that deepens your connection to spirit and creating a perception reframe.
(610) 298-9394 View (610) 298-9394
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Kathy Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC , CAADC, CCS , CPT
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
Navigating difficult times in our world today can seem overwhelming. Finding a therapist to help you do so, the right one, is an important first step to recapture your resilience. Ask yourself are you living your best life? If not, what changes have to occur for that to happen? As a seasoned and compassionate therapist, I would like to help you find the solutions to be happier and obtain life balance. I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
Navigating difficult times in our world today can seem overwhelming. Finding a therapist to help you do so, the right one, is an important first step to recapture your resilience. Ask yourself are you living your best life? If not, what changes have to occur for that to happen? As a seasoned and compassionate therapist, I would like to help you find the solutions to be happier and obtain life balance. I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
(610) 615-7835 View (610) 615-7835
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HayCreek Healing LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
Just add another item to the never-ending “to-do list”- you’ll have to find a way to get it done. Being a mother and partner is so much harder than you ever expected, and most of the time you feel like you’re going it alone. You can’t seem to find the right words to ask for help. Not to mention the pressure society puts on us to do it all. So focused on tasks & your family’s needs, but wondering where you lost yourself as a person along the way. You know to be the best mom and partner you can you need to find time for yourself, you just aren’t sure how to get there on your own. Or how to drop the overwhelm, guilt, & shame for good.
Just add another item to the never-ending “to-do list”- you’ll have to find a way to get it done. Being a mother and partner is so much harder than you ever expected, and most of the time you feel like you’re going it alone. You can’t seem to find the right words to ask for help. Not to mention the pressure society puts on us to do it all. So focused on tasks & your family’s needs, but wondering where you lost yourself as a person along the way. You know to be the best mom and partner you can you need to find time for yourself, you just aren’t sure how to get there on your own. Or how to drop the overwhelm, guilt, & shame for good.
(610) 550-8032 View (610) 550-8032
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Jenny Kirn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MH
Verified
4 Endorsed
West Reading, PA 19611
I am a bilingual marriage and family therapist with twenty years experience working with individuals, couples, and families of various age groups and diversities. One of my primary focuses is Relationship counseling which teaches effective communication skills. Relationship counseling offers an excellent approach between parent and child to understand the stages of development and needs of the children. Another method that has been successful in my practice is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. MBSR incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mind-body exercises to help people learn how to cope with stress.
I am a bilingual marriage and family therapist with twenty years experience working with individuals, couples, and families of various age groups and diversities. One of my primary focuses is Relationship counseling which teaches effective communication skills. Relationship counseling offers an excellent approach between parent and child to understand the stages of development and needs of the children. Another method that has been successful in my practice is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. MBSR incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mind-body exercises to help people learn how to cope with stress.
(754) 225-6418 View (754) 225-6418
Dr. Katja M. Spradlin-McHugh, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Reading, PA 19611  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
HEAL. Heal by Embracing Abundance of Life. Life is glorious. Life can get hard. We do our best to be our best. That's a lot of pressure. When we focus on falling short of that lofty goal, we tend to feel guilt, shame, depression, anxiety. We are not alone in life. Reach out for a helping hand in regaining the gloriousness of life. I invite you to accept help and to embrace the abundance of life in healing your SELF. If you would like to reach out, email or call for a time to meet. I wish you peace.
HEAL. Heal by Embracing Abundance of Life. Life is glorious. Life can get hard. We do our best to be our best. That's a lot of pressure. When we focus on falling short of that lofty goal, we tend to feel guilt, shame, depression, anxiety. We are not alone in life. Reach out for a helping hand in regaining the gloriousness of life. I invite you to accept help and to embrace the abundance of life in healing your SELF. If you would like to reach out, email or call for a time to meet. I wish you peace.
(610) 756-0124 View (610) 756-0124
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Horizonz LLC
MD
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
Horizonz LLC is an outpatient treatment facility, which provides psychiatric and counseling services for persons experiencing mental health concerns. A psychiatrist is available for medication management, and there are English & Spanish Speaking counseling professionals experienced in helping patients enhance the quality of their lives. Our staff specializes in depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety, anger management, child & family therapy, and couples counseling.
Horizonz LLC is an outpatient treatment facility, which provides psychiatric and counseling services for persons experiencing mental health concerns. A psychiatrist is available for medication management, and there are English & Spanish Speaking counseling professionals experienced in helping patients enhance the quality of their lives. Our staff specializes in depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety, anger management, child & family therapy, and couples counseling.
(610) 880-0127 View (610) 880-0127
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Nikolette (Nikki) Switzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Reading, PA 19611
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and you do not know where to turn for support and a listening ear. Life can provide challenges that leave you feeling sad, confused, and not like yourself. You are not alone in feeling stuck in the transitions of life. Traumatic events can seem to take over every aspect of your life. As a trauma focused clinician, I am passionate and here to support you through your struggles and your transformation process. You do not need to feel alone in this journey of healing. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitizatization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and you do not know where to turn for support and a listening ear. Life can provide challenges that leave you feeling sad, confused, and not like yourself. You are not alone in feeling stuck in the transitions of life. Traumatic events can seem to take over every aspect of your life. As a trauma focused clinician, I am passionate and here to support you through your struggles and your transformation process. You do not need to feel alone in this journey of healing. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitizatization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(610) 510-8853 View (610) 510-8853
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Gabrielle Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker serving clients in Pennsylvania. I am a supervisor and therapist at Everlasting Wellness LLC. My passion is working with motivated clients from late adolescence to adulthood who experience life stressors such as symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem issues, boundaries issues within relationships, and struggles with maintaining self-care.
I am a licensed clinical social worker serving clients in Pennsylvania. I am a supervisor and therapist at Everlasting Wellness LLC. My passion is working with motivated clients from late adolescence to adulthood who experience life stressors such as symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem issues, boundaries issues within relationships, and struggles with maintaining self-care.
(610) 859-4230 View (610) 859-4230
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Angela Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
Angela Keller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents and adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Angela specializes in treating depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. Angela utilizes multiple treatment approaches including Adlerian methods, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and solutions-focused therapy (SFT).
Angela Keller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents and adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Angela specializes in treating depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. Angela utilizes multiple treatment approaches including Adlerian methods, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and solutions-focused therapy (SFT).
(610) 726-0671 View (610) 726-0671
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Christina Bacon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Reading, PA 19611
Everyone possesses a vital spark that can be uncovered, rediscovered, and empowered.  Sometimes joyful life experiences can be hindered when overshadowed by distressful challenges where it can be difficult to cope. In a safe and non-judgmental space, Christina will provide compassionate support so you can understand and explore these challenges to discover your own journey for overall wellness. She can accompany you through a path of self-exploration to enhance self-awareness, promote insight, reduce stress and cultivate internal strengths towards resiliency and healing. 
Everyone possesses a vital spark that can be uncovered, rediscovered, and empowered.  Sometimes joyful life experiences can be hindered when overshadowed by distressful challenges where it can be difficult to cope. In a safe and non-judgmental space, Christina will provide compassionate support so you can understand and explore these challenges to discover your own journey for overall wellness. She can accompany you through a path of self-exploration to enhance self-awareness, promote insight, reduce stress and cultivate internal strengths towards resiliency and healing. 
(610) 215-2258 View (610) 215-2258
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Nastassja Hanna
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611  (Online Only)
Nastassja Hanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with five years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families addressing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction within the family, relationship issues, borderline personality, self-esteem, spiritual and religious issues, and life adjustments. Nastassja completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC) at Lancaster Bible College / Capital Seminary and Graduate School.
Nastassja Hanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with five years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families addressing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction within the family, relationship issues, borderline personality, self-esteem, spiritual and religious issues, and life adjustments. Nastassja completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC) at Lancaster Bible College / Capital Seminary and Graduate School.
(610) 756-8664 View (610) 756-8664
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Kayla Seader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCPT
Verified
West Reading, PA 19611
Not accepting new clients
Does life feel heavy? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, or having trouble staying present and calm? Maybe it feels even harder because you don't know why this is happening. In our sessions, I will provide a non-judgmental space where you can freely express yourself and explore the causes. We will work on identifying thought patterns, beliefs, and life experiences that may be contributing to these concerns. Through various therapeutic techniques, we will work together to develop a plan unique to you to help achieve what you sought out to do in therapy.
Does life feel heavy? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, or having trouble staying present and calm? Maybe it feels even harder because you don't know why this is happening. In our sessions, I will provide a non-judgmental space where you can freely express yourself and explore the causes. We will work on identifying thought patterns, beliefs, and life experiences that may be contributing to these concerns. Through various therapeutic techniques, we will work together to develop a plan unique to you to help achieve what you sought out to do in therapy.
(610) 697-9979 View (610) 697-9979
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Zaida E Guadalupe Sánchez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHC, LPC, Coach
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Reading, PA 19611
The times we are all living and all the situations we face, produce a shift that is challenging us to be focused on getting a healthy life balance. Commitment 5 is an Action-Oriented Therapy and Holistic Approach that works with five areas of your life while you, alongside me (as a team), work hand to hand on an effective treatment plan. We together will be setting up realistic and measuring targets. I am also inviting you to know about Wellness Coaching that work directly with the goal in mind.
The times we are all living and all the situations we face, produce a shift that is challenging us to be focused on getting a healthy life balance. Commitment 5 is an Action-Oriented Therapy and Holistic Approach that works with five areas of your life while you, alongside me (as a team), work hand to hand on an effective treatment plan. We together will be setting up realistic and measuring targets. I am also inviting you to know about Wellness Coaching that work directly with the goal in mind.
(484) 668-1504 View (484) 668-1504

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Number of Therapists in West Reading, PA

20+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in West Reading, PA who prioritize treating:

85% Self Esteem
80% Anxiety
75% Relationship Issues
70% Depression
65% Coping Skills
65% Stress
60% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Highmark
80% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in West Reading, PA see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Reading?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.