Therapists in West View, PA

Photo of Kristen Sobkiewicz, PsyD, Psychologist
Kristen Sobkiewicz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West View, PA 15229
I am currently out of the office on maternity leave and do not have access to email. If you are inquiring about scheduling a self-pay psychological evaluation, please visit the following website and complete the waitlist submission form and I will contact you upon my return. www.scottanthonypsychological.com
I am currently out of the office on maternity leave and do not have access to email. If you are inquiring about scheduling a self-pay psychological evaluation, please visit the following website and complete the waitlist submission form and I will contact you upon my return. www.scottanthonypsychological.com
(412) 435-5184 View (412) 435-5184
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Spring Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West View, PA 15229  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is a collaborative team approach, we work together to accomplish your goals. I am a peaceful, non-confrontational clinician I do not ask “What is wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” And if you are not sure, well, we will figure that out together. My first objective is to educate my clients on their mental health, so that they may understand what is going on within themselves. Trying to manage depression, anxiety, trauma etc. can be very intimidating and discouraging. We will work together to recognize your negative symptoms and you will learn how to manage them to live a healthy, positive life.
My approach to therapy is a collaborative team approach, we work together to accomplish your goals. I am a peaceful, non-confrontational clinician I do not ask “What is wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” And if you are not sure, well, we will figure that out together. My first objective is to educate my clients on their mental health, so that they may understand what is going on within themselves. Trying to manage depression, anxiety, trauma etc. can be very intimidating and discouraging. We will work together to recognize your negative symptoms and you will learn how to manage them to live a healthy, positive life.
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David E Levit
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
West View, PA 15229
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I earned my doctorate at Nova University School of Professional Psychology, my Master's Degree at Duquesne University, and my Bachelor's Degree from Washington and Jefferson College. I completed an APA approved internship at the VA Medical Center in Salem Virginia. My almost thirty years experience is in both inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy, and have worked in private practice since 1985. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, anger management, ADD/ADHD/ODD, loss, behavioral management, and thought disorders.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I earned my doctorate at Nova University School of Professional Psychology, my Master's Degree at Duquesne University, and my Bachelor's Degree from Washington and Jefferson College. I completed an APA approved internship at the VA Medical Center in Salem Virginia. My almost thirty years experience is in both inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy, and have worked in private practice since 1985. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, anger management, ADD/ADHD/ODD, loss, behavioral management, and thought disorders.
(412) 906-9181 View (412) 906-9181
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Molly Scott-Anthony
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
West View, PA 15229
**Currently on leave. Please contact via website to be placed on the wait list/schedule upon return ** I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in work with children and their families. I am trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, an evidence-based therapy for young children between 2.5-7 exhibiting behavioral challenges such as aggression, negative attention-seeking behaviors, low self-esteem, and defiance. Many parents who enroll in PCIT express feelings of stress, frustration, and are overwhelmed by attempts to manage their child's behavior while maintaining a positive relationship.
**Currently on leave. Please contact via website to be placed on the wait list/schedule upon return ** I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in work with children and their families. I am trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, an evidence-based therapy for young children between 2.5-7 exhibiting behavioral challenges such as aggression, negative attention-seeking behaviors, low self-esteem, and defiance. Many parents who enroll in PCIT express feelings of stress, frustration, and are overwhelmed by attempts to manage their child's behavior while maintaining a positive relationship.
(412) 328-2789 View (412) 328-2789
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North Hills Psychological Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
West View, PA 15229
Both teletherapy and in-office appointments are available. We are in-network providers for both Highmark and UPMC (excluding UPMC for You). In addition to regular office hours, evening and weekend appointments are usually available. Our practice is staffed by 6 hiexperienced, licensed PhD and Master's level psychologists and therapists. Call 412 367-1481, ext 1. Or, email us for general information. We are located less than 10 min. away from 279, so we are accessible to individuals living in the city. Our web site is http://www.nhpsych.com . We are also providers for out of state BC/BS. Some providers accept Optum, UBH and Aetna.
Both teletherapy and in-office appointments are available. We are in-network providers for both Highmark and UPMC (excluding UPMC for You). In addition to regular office hours, evening and weekend appointments are usually available. Our practice is staffed by 6 hiexperienced, licensed PhD and Master's level psychologists and therapists. Call 412 367-1481, ext 1. Or, email us for general information. We are located less than 10 min. away from 279, so we are accessible to individuals living in the city. Our web site is http://www.nhpsych.com . We are also providers for out of state BC/BS. Some providers accept Optum, UBH and Aetna.
(412) 328-2799 View (412) 328-2799
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Eileen Savikas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West View, PA 15229  (Online Only)
Stress is an inevitable part of life, it's how we cope that makes the difference. I am experienced and ready to support you in improving your day to day life and overall happiness. We will accomplish this by increasing your ability to handle your stressors, develop improved methods of managing worries and fears that may be triggering anxiety, seeking healthy boundaries and relationships, and focusing on staying in the present moment and finding peace and happiness within that moment today. I utilize strategies consistent with cognitive-behavioral therapy in a convenient virtual (video) setting. Yes you can do therapy in your PJ’s!
Stress is an inevitable part of life, it's how we cope that makes the difference. I am experienced and ready to support you in improving your day to day life and overall happiness. We will accomplish this by increasing your ability to handle your stressors, develop improved methods of managing worries and fears that may be triggering anxiety, seeking healthy boundaries and relationships, and focusing on staying in the present moment and finding peace and happiness within that moment today. I utilize strategies consistent with cognitive-behavioral therapy in a convenient virtual (video) setting. Yes you can do therapy in your PJ’s!
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Ivan L Lambert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACHT
Verified Verified
West View, PA 15229
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a Wellness approach focusing improving quality of life, and working through the emotional blocks that stop emotional & spiritual growth. I bring almost 40 plus years of experience towards a large variety of life issues. Using Heart-Centered therapies - working a soul level, informed by Positive Psychology/Clean Language, I help clients tap into resources found deep within that strive to surface for resolution, wholeness and health.
I provide a Wellness approach focusing improving quality of life, and working through the emotional blocks that stop emotional & spiritual growth. I bring almost 40 plus years of experience towards a large variety of life issues. Using Heart-Centered therapies - working a soul level, informed by Positive Psychology/Clean Language, I help clients tap into resources found deep within that strive to surface for resolution, wholeness and health.
(412) 567-3961 View (412) 567-3961
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Monica Waitkus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West View, PA 15229
I believe everyone can make positive changes in their life and therapy is a safe, supportive experience to help navigate through the change process. I provide treatment that is tailored to your needs and is focused on promoting your unique strengths while also addressing any barriers to progress. Whether dealing with a major life crisis or just wanting to improve the overall quality of your life or relationships, my focus is on helping you find the skills and strength to make meaningful change. Emphasizing individual goals and personal autonomy, I create a therapeutic environment that is positive, open-minded and non-judgmental.
I believe everyone can make positive changes in their life and therapy is a safe, supportive experience to help navigate through the change process. I provide treatment that is tailored to your needs and is focused on promoting your unique strengths while also addressing any barriers to progress. Whether dealing with a major life crisis or just wanting to improve the overall quality of your life or relationships, my focus is on helping you find the skills and strength to make meaningful change. Emphasizing individual goals and personal autonomy, I create a therapeutic environment that is positive, open-minded and non-judgmental.
(412) 528-6365 View (412) 528-6365

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Amanda Anderson: Anxiety And Brain-Spotting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15229  (Online Only)
Welcome! Many of the clients I work with tell me they feel stuck, often feeling their emotions to the point where they cannot focus on anything else. They've tried "not worrying about it" or "getting over it" but find themselves continuing to repeat the same cycles over and over without relief. All they want is not be controlled by their emotions and thoughts and be able to live their lives.
Welcome! Many of the clients I work with tell me they feel stuck, often feeling their emotions to the point where they cannot focus on anything else. They've tried "not worrying about it" or "getting over it" but find themselves continuing to repeat the same cycles over and over without relief. All they want is not be controlled by their emotions and thoughts and be able to live their lives.
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Cynthia B. Kinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
Life during these times can be overwhelming. Multiple issues build up inside of us and can become compounded. We hold all of these stresses in our body and it is easy to feel anxious, depressed, sick and unhappy. I have extensive training and experience working with stress related issues, particularly work and family overload, chronic pain and illness, aging, dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease, and grief. I will help you to develop your inner strength and spirituality. We will explore your thoughts and feelings to solve your life problems and to use these skills so that you heal and thrive.
Life during these times can be overwhelming. Multiple issues build up inside of us and can become compounded. We hold all of these stresses in our body and it is easy to feel anxious, depressed, sick and unhappy. I have extensive training and experience working with stress related issues, particularly work and family overload, chronic pain and illness, aging, dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease, and grief. I will help you to develop your inner strength and spirituality. We will explore your thoughts and feelings to solve your life problems and to use these skills so that you heal and thrive.
(412) 455-7257 View (412) 455-7257
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Grant E Fisher
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Greetings! Do you feel yourself worried much of the time? Having low thoughts of self, lacking motivation, or feeling stuck? Seeking help is always the first step, and you made it. My name is Grant Fisher and I am currently a pre-licensed clinician working PA wide via telehealth and in the office at Clarity Psychological Services in Wexford, PA. I work based on a self pay basis with a sliding scale to ensure a wide scope of individuals can receive the help they deserve.
Greetings! Do you feel yourself worried much of the time? Having low thoughts of self, lacking motivation, or feeling stuck? Seeking help is always the first step, and you made it. My name is Grant Fisher and I am currently a pre-licensed clinician working PA wide via telehealth and in the office at Clarity Psychological Services in Wexford, PA. I work based on a self pay basis with a sliding scale to ensure a wide scope of individuals can receive the help they deserve.
(724) 200-8188 View (724) 200-8188
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Katy Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
(412) 324-4862 View (412) 324-4862
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Kathleen Joyce Fullmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
I love working with people of all ages who are seeking to understand themselves and other significant people in their lives! It is my joy to help my clients find peace and make meaning of both the usual challenges in life and the events that threaten to rob us of hope.
I love working with people of all ages who are seeking to understand themselves and other significant people in their lives! It is my joy to help my clients find peace and make meaning of both the usual challenges in life and the events that threaten to rob us of hope.
(412) 981-2554 View (412) 981-2554
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Melva Hartzog
Licensed Professional Counselor, M, Div, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
"The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power." OpenMind Wellness Counseling Services, LLC provides individual and group counseling to adolescents, adults, and older adults. I believe in incorporating an integrative, holistic approach to wellness, acknowledging the role mind-body-spirit play in the healing process. Healing is also promoted through the development of psychosocial areas of life: career, emotional, social, and interpersonal. My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), including Christian- and spiritually-integrated CBT. I am a multicultural competent counselor. I am located in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, and offer day, evening, and weekend hours.
"The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power." OpenMind Wellness Counseling Services, LLC provides individual and group counseling to adolescents, adults, and older adults. I believe in incorporating an integrative, holistic approach to wellness, acknowledging the role mind-body-spirit play in the healing process. Healing is also promoted through the development of psychosocial areas of life: career, emotional, social, and interpersonal. My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), including Christian- and spiritually-integrated CBT. I am a multicultural competent counselor. I am located in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, and offer day, evening, and weekend hours.
(412) 312-4380 View (412) 312-4380
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Trinity Wellness Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
I work with women & couples seeking a Biblical perspective, rooted inn formal training. I'll get to know your strengths, values, beliefs, and goals, & help to get to the root issues. A thorough assessment & treatment from a holistic approach will get the best outcome, to not just "feel" better, but find freedom from your symptoms & patterns. I also offer on-line group counseling, and for those local to Adams County, PA, I offer Nature-based therapy, combining the healing benefits of Creation, & therapy techniques!
I work with women & couples seeking a Biblical perspective, rooted inn formal training. I'll get to know your strengths, values, beliefs, and goals, & help to get to the root issues. A thorough assessment & treatment from a holistic approach will get the best outcome, to not just "feel" better, but find freedom from your symptoms & patterns. I also offer on-line group counseling, and for those local to Adams County, PA, I offer Nature-based therapy, combining the healing benefits of Creation, & therapy techniques!
(223) 204-9710 View (223) 204-9710
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Paulette Silver LCSWR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I am a therapist with decades of experience helping adults, and adolescents. I recently closed my practice in New York and now my practice is in Pittsburgh, PA. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one or need help in recovering from addiction, I can help. I understand you in the context of your family, and the specific life crises you are faced with.I am versed in diverse multiracial,multicultural dynamics.I have been an administrator in both mental health and substance abuse settings. I can help you learn to cope and lead a productive life.Be well ,embrace your one life.
I am a therapist with decades of experience helping adults, and adolescents. I recently closed my practice in New York and now my practice is in Pittsburgh, PA. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one or need help in recovering from addiction, I can help. I understand you in the context of your family, and the specific life crises you are faced with.I am versed in diverse multiracial,multicultural dynamics.I have been an administrator in both mental health and substance abuse settings. I can help you learn to cope and lead a productive life.Be well ,embrace your one life.
(412) 275-4870 View (412) 275-4870
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15229  (Online Only)
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(412) 910-2045 View (412) 910-2045
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Christine Nichols
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Avalon, PA 15202  (Online Only)
Christine Nichols is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30+ years in child welfare and counseling settings. Christine is passionate about supporting children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Christine's specialties include anxiety, depression, self-esteem/confidence development, life transitions, career planning and transition, parenting/co-parenting, family conflicts, grief and loss, and end-of-life/hospice care.
Christine Nichols is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30+ years in child welfare and counseling settings. Christine is passionate about supporting children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Christine's specialties include anxiety, depression, self-esteem/confidence development, life transitions, career planning and transition, parenting/co-parenting, family conflicts, grief and loss, and end-of-life/hospice care.
(412) 534-5848 View (412) 534-5848
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Jennifer Eldridge
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, families, and adults (preschool-age 80+). I am fortunate to have helped individuals over the past 20+ years as they strive to overcome life's challenges and access life's joys. While a variety of therapy techniques that I am trained in can be of value, clients and I select the ones that they find to be most helpful to them personally. I primarily see clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, divorce, school/work and family problems, ADHD, Autism, childhood issues, and processing past traumatic or stressful life events.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, families, and adults (preschool-age 80+). I am fortunate to have helped individuals over the past 20+ years as they strive to overcome life's challenges and access life's joys. While a variety of therapy techniques that I am trained in can be of value, clients and I select the ones that they find to be most helpful to them personally. I primarily see clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, divorce, school/work and family problems, ADHD, Autism, childhood issues, and processing past traumatic or stressful life events.
(724) 397-3040 View (724) 397-3040
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Stacey Durkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPCC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237  (Online Only)
Have you tried talk therapy without significant results? Have you watched the videos, read the books, listened to the podcasts, and still you are suffering or finding it hard to change or maintain change? Traditional talk therapy may have not worked for you because you cannot talk to the part of the brain that holds the memories that are “the roots” of your symptoms and pain. Growing up, you may have not had all your needs met consistently, resulting in challenges when you attempt to get close, or maintain closeness, with others. All humans have a universal need to feel safe, secure, and to be understood. You deserve to have that.
Have you tried talk therapy without significant results? Have you watched the videos, read the books, listened to the podcasts, and still you are suffering or finding it hard to change or maintain change? Traditional talk therapy may have not worked for you because you cannot talk to the part of the brain that holds the memories that are “the roots” of your symptoms and pain. Growing up, you may have not had all your needs met consistently, resulting in challenges when you attempt to get close, or maintain closeness, with others. All humans have a universal need to feel safe, secure, and to be understood. You deserve to have that.
(724) 204-2225 View (724) 204-2225

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in West View, PA

< 10

Therapists in West View, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues
63% Child
63% ADHD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Highmark
86% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

How Therapists in West View, PA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West View?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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