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Nicole Bourassa-Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe we all have the ability to make the changes we want to in our lives. At times, however, we may feel stuck, unmotivated, or unsure of how to move forward. Using a strengths based approach I enjoy supporting clients as they move through challenges to live their best and most authentic lives. I believe in client-directed therapy, meaning that you are in control. Goals are based on the client's expressed needs and concerns, and are reviewed and altered to make sure that together we are always working towards the best outcome.
I believe we all have the ability to make the changes we want to in our lives. At times, however, we may feel stuck, unmotivated, or unsure of how to move forward. Using a strengths based approach I enjoy supporting clients as they move through challenges to live their best and most authentic lives. I believe in client-directed therapy, meaning that you are in control. Goals are based on the client's expressed needs and concerns, and are reviewed and altered to make sure that together we are always working towards the best outcome.
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Kylie Rogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527  (Online Only)
Immediate openings! Congratulations on taking the first step to living your best life. Change can be scary, but with the right support, it can open doors to a life you never imagined. I have been in the therapy world for about 8 years now and through this journey, I have learned that there is not a single story that is the same. Therapy should be about the individual and meeting them where they’re at. I utilize an eclectic range of therapy modalities to help you identify your starting point and also identify what life will look like at the end of your therapy journey. I will start where you are at and we can work together as a team.
Immediate openings! Congratulations on taking the first step to living your best life. Change can be scary, but with the right support, it can open doors to a life you never imagined. I have been in the therapy world for about 8 years now and through this journey, I have learned that there is not a single story that is the same. Therapy should be about the individual and meeting them where they’re at. I utilize an eclectic range of therapy modalities to help you identify your starting point and also identify what life will look like at the end of your therapy journey. I will start where you are at and we can work together as a team.
(508) 978-6079 View (508) 978-6079
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Pauline Cerone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story, and I would love to help you on this journey. Life can be overwhelming at times, things can seem unmanageable and you may not know where to start. If this sounds like you, I am glad you're here. We can take these steps together, to help you heal old wounds and bring new insights to the barriers that may be preventing you from making the changes you desire in your life.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story, and I would love to help you on this journey. Life can be overwhelming at times, things can seem unmanageable and you may not know where to start. If this sounds like you, I am glad you're here. We can take these steps together, to help you heal old wounds and bring new insights to the barriers that may be preventing you from making the changes you desire in your life.
(508) 590-9466 View (508) 590-9466
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R.E.S.T. Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527
Waitlist for new clients
People start therapy for different reasons. Sometimes people come in to see me during a period of transition - starting or ending a relationship or school, moving to a new city, beginning a new job! Maybe you feel as though you're on a constant treadmill, always moving but never seeing anything change around you. I'll work with you to find what's getting in the way of you getting what you really want from your life.
People start therapy for different reasons. Sometimes people come in to see me during a period of transition - starting or ending a relationship or school, moving to a new city, beginning a new job! Maybe you feel as though you're on a constant treadmill, always moving but never seeing anything change around you. I'll work with you to find what's getting in the way of you getting what you really want from your life.
(508) 388-1765 View (508) 388-1765
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Jennifer Bruinsma
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field as a Licensed Mental Health Clinician. Over the years I have successfully treated a wide variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, adjustment disorders and trauma. Mental health is equally as important as physical health and I will help you begin your journey to investing in yourself in order to find the best version of you and work through any of the stress or changes life has thrown your way.
I have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field as a Licensed Mental Health Clinician. Over the years I have successfully treated a wide variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, adjustment disorders and trauma. Mental health is equally as important as physical health and I will help you begin your journey to investing in yourself in order to find the best version of you and work through any of the stress or changes life has thrown your way.
(508) 422-4770 View (508) 422-4770
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Alison Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527
Have you ever said, “A part of me feels…but another part feels..."? Does this seem confusing and even lead to difficulties making decisions? Do you ever wonder, "Well, which part is me?!" The answer is, all of them! At times, parts may be wounded and carry painful emotions such as shame and anger, as well as parts that try to control and protect the person from the pain. We all have these different parts. I will invite you to focus on getting to know, understand, and heal wounded parts, restoring balance within the system.
Have you ever said, “A part of me feels…but another part feels..."? Does this seem confusing and even lead to difficulties making decisions? Do you ever wonder, "Well, which part is me?!" The answer is, all of them! At times, parts may be wounded and carry painful emotions such as shame and anger, as well as parts that try to control and protect the person from the pain. We all have these different parts. I will invite you to focus on getting to know, understand, and heal wounded parts, restoring balance within the system.
(508) 504-1993 View (508) 504-1993
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Pathways Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527
The decision to seek counseling is a decision to make change happen in your life! While the idea of counseling can be frightening to a person, the process of counseling is often rewarding and quite meaningful. Whether you are struggling with decisions that need to be made, or a personal behavior you wish to change, or a view on your life circumstances that would benefit from an adjustment, counseling can be helpful and can assist you in changing the path of your life to a more rewarding and joyful one.
The decision to seek counseling is a decision to make change happen in your life! While the idea of counseling can be frightening to a person, the process of counseling is often rewarding and quite meaningful. Whether you are struggling with decisions that need to be made, or a personal behavior you wish to change, or a view on your life circumstances that would benefit from an adjustment, counseling can be helpful and can assist you in changing the path of your life to a more rewarding and joyful one.
(978) 631-2399 View (978) 631-2399
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Maya Gengarelli Ribot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527
You’re an over thinker and a deep feeler. You have a habit of putting others first and it's starting to take a toll on your body - Racing thoughts, sleepless nights, dwelling on things from yesterday, that flutter in your belly...You know all the things that should make it better but you feel frozen and unable to take action. Maybe you've tried talk therapy before but you still don’t FEEL different. You’ve been feeling this yuck in your body for a while now and you’re finally ready to do something about it.
You’re an over thinker and a deep feeler. You have a habit of putting others first and it's starting to take a toll on your body - Racing thoughts, sleepless nights, dwelling on things from yesterday, that flutter in your belly...You know all the things that should make it better but you feel frozen and unable to take action. Maybe you've tried talk therapy before but you still don’t FEEL different. You’ve been feeling this yuck in your body for a while now and you’re finally ready to do something about it.
(508) 348-7043 View (508) 348-7043
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Colleen Tringali
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527
I believe it takes a village to raise a family, work, get a higher education; but for some of us, we don't have a village. We don't have support from the people in our lives that should be there to support us when we need it. This lack of support can make us feel isolated, misunderstood, stuck; and for those of us suffering from additional stressors such as mental health concerns, anxiety, depression, lack of work, grief, chronic illness, relationship problems, it can feel very lonely.
I believe it takes a village to raise a family, work, get a higher education; but for some of us, we don't have a village. We don't have support from the people in our lives that should be there to support us when we need it. This lack of support can make us feel isolated, misunderstood, stuck; and for those of us suffering from additional stressors such as mental health concerns, anxiety, depression, lack of work, grief, chronic illness, relationship problems, it can feel very lonely.
(508) 618-7583 View (508) 618-7583
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Andrea R Culross
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527
Andrea's areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, women's emotional health, family therapy, trauma treatment, spectrum disorders, and self harm. Andrea is able to work with families both on the individual and relationship level. She takes the approach that in order for the family to interact with one another in a healthy way, the individual members must feel respected, heard, and valued. I use a holistic approach to support the When past trauma interferes in our ability to balance our lives, we need to learn the tools that can help to support the whole person and allow healing.
Andrea's areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, women's emotional health, family therapy, trauma treatment, spectrum disorders, and self harm. Andrea is able to work with families both on the individual and relationship level. She takes the approach that in order for the family to interact with one another in a healthy way, the individual members must feel respected, heard, and valued. I use a holistic approach to support the When past trauma interferes in our ability to balance our lives, we need to learn the tools that can help to support the whole person and allow healing.
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Agata Dyrda-Gacek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LICSW, CASAC-G
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527
I believe successful psychotherapy relies on a unique relationship between a client and a therapist that is jointly created; together we discover and nurture the client's needs. I provide insight-oriented therapy with the belief that you, the client, are the expert on your own life. My role is to provide guidance and understanding of your journey. I believe in authenticity in the therapeutic relationship, where I create a safe, warm and empathetic environment for exploration of past and present emotional struggles and psychological blockages to lead you toward your own healing and personal growth.
I believe successful psychotherapy relies on a unique relationship between a client and a therapist that is jointly created; together we discover and nurture the client's needs. I provide insight-oriented therapy with the belief that you, the client, are the expert on your own life. My role is to provide guidance and understanding of your journey. I believe in authenticity in the therapeutic relationship, where I create a safe, warm and empathetic environment for exploration of past and present emotional struggles and psychological blockages to lead you toward your own healing and personal growth.
(508) 290-5108 View (508) 290-5108
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Mind. Body. PowHER., LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SAC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527
Mind. Body. PowHER., LLC is a mental health counseling practice dedicated to supporting women in their journey towards health, wellness, and reclaiming their powHER. Are you are a mom constantly trying to balance the varying roles you take on each day and still never feel like you're doing enough? Are you a woman struggling in your relationships, managing stress, dealing with anxiety and perfectionism ? We want to support you!
Mind. Body. PowHER., LLC is a mental health counseling practice dedicated to supporting women in their journey towards health, wellness, and reclaiming their powHER. Are you are a mom constantly trying to balance the varying roles you take on each day and still never feel like you're doing enough? Are you a woman struggling in your relationships, managing stress, dealing with anxiety and perfectionism ? We want to support you!
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Kate McCann
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527  (Online Only)
May 2024: accepting new private pay, or Aetna, Optum (UHC, UBH), Tufts (public & commercial), Harvard Pilgrim & BCBS insrnc. Are you looking for change but don’t know where to start? Let’s get to work! We can define and prioritize your short and long term goals, and develop steps to accomplish them. We will build on your strengths and experiences, while utilizing a combination of both traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), assertive communication skills, and holistic wellness approaches (mindfulness, breath practice, yoga) in order to address anxiety, trauma, stress management, time management, and relationship issues.
May 2024: accepting new private pay, or Aetna, Optum (UHC, UBH), Tufts (public & commercial), Harvard Pilgrim & BCBS insrnc. Are you looking for change but don’t know where to start? Let’s get to work! We can define and prioritize your short and long term goals, and develop steps to accomplish them. We will build on your strengths and experiences, while utilizing a combination of both traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), assertive communication skills, and holistic wellness approaches (mindfulness, breath practice, yoga) in order to address anxiety, trauma, stress management, time management, and relationship issues.
(774) 226-9343 View (774) 226-9343
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Linnea Maselli
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527
Now accepting new clients for daytime openings! Intake appointments available within a week or two. Life can be challenging and complicated. Choosing a therapist doesn't have to be. I believe that building a genuine, open, and honest therapeutic relationship with my clients provides a strong foundation for successful treatment. Together, we will work to explore areas of your life that may be challenging, difficult, or unpleasant in order to set you on a path of growth, confidence, happiness, and satisfaction. My practice focuses largely on anxiety disorder treatment,the perinatal population, trauma, stress and life transitions.
Now accepting new clients for daytime openings! Intake appointments available within a week or two. Life can be challenging and complicated. Choosing a therapist doesn't have to be. I believe that building a genuine, open, and honest therapeutic relationship with my clients provides a strong foundation for successful treatment. Together, we will work to explore areas of your life that may be challenging, difficult, or unpleasant in order to set you on a path of growth, confidence, happiness, and satisfaction. My practice focuses largely on anxiety disorder treatment,the perinatal population, trauma, stress and life transitions.
(508) 353-1256 View (508) 353-1256
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Black Rock Counseling and Wellness
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527  (Online Only)
Working with clients that are genuinely committed to personal growth and mental well-being has been a passion of mine for the last 12 years. I have spent these years helping individuals find themselves regardless of their culture, upbringing and life experiences. I have experience addressing anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, cultural issues, conflict in family of origin and difficulties with self-esteem. Clients can expect to open up in exploring their inner world, engage in therapeutic work, and commit to making positive changes for themselves.
Working with clients that are genuinely committed to personal growth and mental well-being has been a passion of mine for the last 12 years. I have spent these years helping individuals find themselves regardless of their culture, upbringing and life experiences. I have experience addressing anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, cultural issues, conflict in family of origin and difficulties with self-esteem. Clients can expect to open up in exploring their inner world, engage in therapeutic work, and commit to making positive changes for themselves.
(508) 452-2785 View (508) 452-2785
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Shizuyo Ichikawa-Ha
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming. There are many things to address, or things we want to work on, but we often don’t know where to start. You don’t have to figure out it all out overnight. You don’t have to feel ashamed for being where you are. All you have to focus on is one small thing you can do today to get closer to where you want to be in life. Slowly, one step at a time, you can get there. That one step could be reaching out to a therapist to have non-judgmental support through this process. This is where I can help. I provide a therapeutic space to explore struggles in a relaxed manner.
Life can be overwhelming. There are many things to address, or things we want to work on, but we often don’t know where to start. You don’t have to figure out it all out overnight. You don’t have to feel ashamed for being where you are. All you have to focus on is one small thing you can do today to get closer to where you want to be in life. Slowly, one step at a time, you can get there. That one step could be reaching out to a therapist to have non-judgmental support through this process. This is where I can help. I provide a therapeutic space to explore struggles in a relaxed manner.
(508) 691-8832 View (508) 691-8832
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Karine Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCA
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are an incredibly caring person who puts other people’s needs first. You enjoy giving your time and energy towards making others feel happy, and perhaps you’ve been playing on the sidelines in your own life. But, you secretly fear you won’t get love or respect back if you did not do so. So perhaps, you keep doing and giving and playing quietly. Truth is, this depletes you and leaves you not living the life you were truly meant to live. As head of household or business, you feel tired, stressed and perhaps not as happy as you’d like to be. And, you’ve neglected your own needs in mind, body and spirit for some time now.
Perhaps you are an incredibly caring person who puts other people’s needs first. You enjoy giving your time and energy towards making others feel happy, and perhaps you’ve been playing on the sidelines in your own life. But, you secretly fear you won’t get love or respect back if you did not do so. So perhaps, you keep doing and giving and playing quietly. Truth is, this depletes you and leaves you not living the life you were truly meant to live. As head of household or business, you feel tired, stressed and perhaps not as happy as you’d like to be. And, you’ve neglected your own needs in mind, body and spirit for some time now.
(508) 715-8392 View (508) 715-8392
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Stephanie Stilla-Petrie
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527
Not accepting new clients
Everyday living is not without stressors. How we react to events or interact in relationships can be a struggle as well as puzzling. Why do we feel the way we do? Why do we continue to make the same mistakes over and over again? How can our perceptions be so different from others? How do early experiences impact our perceptions, feelings, and behaviors? I provide a safe, comforting environment for you to explore and reflect on your past and recent experiences, feelings, and relationships. My approach is to facilitate change based on your expressed needs and goals.
Everyday living is not without stressors. How we react to events or interact in relationships can be a struggle as well as puzzling. Why do we feel the way we do? Why do we continue to make the same mistakes over and over again? How can our perceptions be so different from others? How do early experiences impact our perceptions, feelings, and behaviors? I provide a safe, comforting environment for you to explore and reflect on your past and recent experiences, feelings, and relationships. My approach is to facilitate change based on your expressed needs and goals.
(508) 401-7291 View (508) 401-7291
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Cheryl Whitney, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527
Do you ever feel like all you can do is throw your arms up in the air? Do you just want to feel like a whole person again? Whether it is work, school, finances, relationships, children or some other source of stress, an excellent way to get back on confident feet is to work with a skilled clinician such as myself. Therapy can help build coping skills to manage life challenges, gain skills to redirect misguided or distorted thoughts and process emotions in order to have a better understanding of personal needs and how to meet them.
Do you ever feel like all you can do is throw your arms up in the air? Do you just want to feel like a whole person again? Whether it is work, school, finances, relationships, children or some other source of stress, an excellent way to get back on confident feet is to work with a skilled clinician such as myself. Therapy can help build coping skills to manage life challenges, gain skills to redirect misguided or distorted thoughts and process emotions in order to have a better understanding of personal needs and how to meet them.
(508) 413-3168 View (508) 413-3168
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Melissa L. Fijol, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527
Not accepting new clients
Current hours of practice-Mon thru Thurs, 7a.m.-2 p.m./Fri-7-12. Clients must be able to meet during this time frame; no afternoon or evening sessions. Adults/Individuals only. (Combination of telehealth and in person sessions; platform Doxy.me is utilized for telehealth). Treatment focus includes CBT, mindfulness, trauma informed care (PTSD/complex/developmental/attachment trauma); other treatment modalities are utilized based on client's needs; eclectic range of therapeutic interventions used.
Current hours of practice-Mon thru Thurs, 7a.m.-2 p.m./Fri-7-12. Clients must be able to meet during this time frame; no afternoon or evening sessions. Adults/Individuals only. (Combination of telehealth and in person sessions; platform Doxy.me is utilized for telehealth). Treatment focus includes CBT, mindfulness, trauma informed care (PTSD/complex/developmental/attachment trauma); other treatment modalities are utilized based on client's needs; eclectic range of therapeutic interventions used.
(508) 863-4446 View (508) 863-4446

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 01527

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 01527 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
81% Self Esteem
81% Stress
69% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Aetna

How Therapists in 01527 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

97% Female
3% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 01527?

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.