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Top 10 therapists in Rochester, NY

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Life Script Mental Health Counseling Services PLLC

Life Script Mental Health Counseling Services PLLC

Offers online services
5 hires on Thervo
27+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Robert W. says, "Easy to talk to." Read more
Penfield Yoga Therapy

Penfield Yoga Therapy

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Stress feels like it’s taking over your neck, back and shoulders. You’ve worked so hard to get where you’re at, always planning three steps ahead and it feels like you have no time to or energy left to enjoy it at the end of the day. Every day is a fight. The little downtime you do have seems to burn up in a matter of minutes, without little rest before you start the same cycle over and over again. Wishing you had paid a little bit more attention, were able to put the phone down, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You worry how much longer your family is going to put up with this, and how much more your own body can take. My mission is to h...
Healing Hands

Healing Hands

New on Thervo
Offers online services
44+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
I'm excited to work with individuals looking to achieve Total Wellness... Integrating All Aspects of the Human Person. Proficient in Multiple Disciplines! Have yet to find the individual who wasn't helped on their healing journey. Eager To Learn More!! Total Wellness Is The Goal! I Integrate a number of disciplines Borrowing With A Healthy Dose Of East Asian Disciplines Primarily Tai Chi/Reiki

Your Therapy and Counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on the therapist's experience or specialty, therapy type, and your location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. The average cost of therapy with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online therapy costs $50 to $110 per week and typically includes support through texting, phone, or online chat. Some plans include one or two live video sessions per week with a licensed therapist.

Can therapists prescribe medication?

Therapists are licensed psychologists or counselors but are not medical doctors, and in most states in the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—and psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists attend medical school and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can a therapist diagnose ADHD, autism, depression, or other conditions?

A licensed therapist can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the therapist must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a therapist near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, or other mental health conditions.

Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) for therapy?

You can use your HSA or FSA for therapy if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

Can I see my therapist while traveling?

You can see your therapist while traveling only if your therapist is licensed or legally permitted to practice in the state you're physically located in at the time of the session. Not all states allow interstate therapy practice. Check with your therapist before you leave to confirm they can provide telehealth services across state lines.

How often should I go to therapy?

Most therapists recommend starting with one session per week. After your first session, your therapist will work with you to decide on a schedule that will most benefit you. Some issues require only a few sessions, while others require more extensive treatment.

How can I choose the best therapist near me?

When seeking therapy or mental health care, follow these tips to help you find the right therapist for you:

First consider the type of therapy you'd prefer. Common therapy styles and modalities include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Choose therapists who specialize in treating your condition. Then:

  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the therapist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Meet with the therapist for an initial session to make sure their personality and treatment style is a good fit for you.

What questions should I ask therapists?

Ask these questions to help you find a therapist who is the best fit for you:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What therapy style or modalities do you practice?
  • What is your philosophy as a therapist?
  • What does a typical therapy session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?
  • Will you see me if I run into problems between sessions?

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