Therapists in 02181

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Emily S Frank
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I take a collaborative approach with patients to relieve distress, improve well-being, and develop new insights. Together, we will identify patterns in living that you want to change, and discover how prior experiences have shaped your emotional life, relationships, and behavior, perhaps in ways that are outside of your awareness. I treat patients who experience anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, challenges related to work and career, and stress that is related to life transitions. I work with adults of all ages, and I have special expertise in working with parents of children with disabilities.
As a therapist, I take a collaborative approach with patients to relieve distress, improve well-being, and develop new insights. Together, we will identify patterns in living that you want to change, and discover how prior experiences have shaped your emotional life, relationships, and behavior, perhaps in ways that are outside of your awareness. I treat patients who experience anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, challenges related to work and career, and stress that is related to life transitions. I work with adults of all ages, and I have special expertise in working with parents of children with disabilities.
(781) 483-0253 View (781) 483-0253
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Kathryn Geremia
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181  (Online Only)
Some people seek therapy when a new problem arises or when a problem(s) becomes to distressing and is now interfering in life. For others, therapy is preventive and helps manage the stress of everyday life. I believe that therapy is always beneficial, regardless of the reason or timing. My approach to mental health incorporates full mind-body wellness. My style of therapy is client-focused, collaborative, and insight oriented. You are the expert in your life and we will work together to learn and problem solve, in a supportive environment that encourages positive changes to enhance your life and overall well-being.
Some people seek therapy when a new problem arises or when a problem(s) becomes to distressing and is now interfering in life. For others, therapy is preventive and helps manage the stress of everyday life. I believe that therapy is always beneficial, regardless of the reason or timing. My approach to mental health incorporates full mind-body wellness. My style of therapy is client-focused, collaborative, and insight oriented. You are the expert in your life and we will work together to learn and problem solve, in a supportive environment that encourages positive changes to enhance your life and overall well-being.
(508) 939-6743 View (508) 939-6743
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Katherine Manners
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
Not accepting new clients
I have a diverse private practice providing treatment for couples and some individuals and families. My style is interactive and engaged, partnering with you to understand your strengths and resilience. We will work together to discover the changes you want to make, improve your communication and resolve the conflicts that will lead you to have the life and relationships you want. I have a specialization in couples therapy, especially, (but not limited to): working with affairs, changes in family structure or dynamics, improving communication, rediscovery of your love and even making a "good" divorce if that is what you have chosen.
I have a diverse private practice providing treatment for couples and some individuals and families. My style is interactive and engaged, partnering with you to understand your strengths and resilience. We will work together to discover the changes you want to make, improve your communication and resolve the conflicts that will lead you to have the life and relationships you want. I have a specialization in couples therapy, especially, (but not limited to): working with affairs, changes in family structure or dynamics, improving communication, rediscovery of your love and even making a "good" divorce if that is what you have chosen.
(508) 794-9990 View (508) 794-9990
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Marcia A. Lowry
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
Are you experiencing a personal problem that feels insurmountable, has derailed you from your path, or has become so distracting that you can't ignore it any longer? Do you have ongoing health concerns, relationship conflict, recent loss, family stress or mental health issues? I can help you identify challenges, increase personal initiative, try new things, build confidence, make constructive decisions, utilize available services, manage problems proactively, and develop success strategies. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who need a higher level of support and resources to cope, change, and thrive.
Are you experiencing a personal problem that feels insurmountable, has derailed you from your path, or has become so distracting that you can't ignore it any longer? Do you have ongoing health concerns, relationship conflict, recent loss, family stress or mental health issues? I can help you identify challenges, increase personal initiative, try new things, build confidence, make constructive decisions, utilize available services, manage problems proactively, and develop success strategies. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who need a higher level of support and resources to cope, change, and thrive.
(508) 500-8661 View (508) 500-8661
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Andrea Butterfield
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02181  (Online Only)
TELEHEALTH ONLY AT THIS TIME. Beginning therapy takes bravery. If anxiety, moodiness or depression won’t let go; or if you feel trapped by patterns that you cannot break, it is a signal to seek care. I would be honored to welcome you to my practice. If you’re a teenager whose worries or moods have become overwhelming, you aren’t alone. As adults we may find ourselves stuck or overwhelmed. Perhaps life is changing, whether by design or as an intrusion to a life humming along. Perhaps you are struggling with questions of meaning and purpose. When your ability to engage in life has diminished, seeking help makes sense.
TELEHEALTH ONLY AT THIS TIME. Beginning therapy takes bravery. If anxiety, moodiness or depression won’t let go; or if you feel trapped by patterns that you cannot break, it is a signal to seek care. I would be honored to welcome you to my practice. If you’re a teenager whose worries or moods have become overwhelming, you aren’t alone. As adults we may find ourselves stuck or overwhelmed. Perhaps life is changing, whether by design or as an intrusion to a life humming along. Perhaps you are struggling with questions of meaning and purpose. When your ability to engage in life has diminished, seeking help makes sense.
(857) 763-2901 View (857) 763-2901
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Adele Bent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02181  (Online Only)
You're putting one foot in front of the other and you still feel lost, stuck, or overwhelmed by events and emotions in your life. Or, perhaps it's become hard to tackle the day-to-day and you're longing to reconnect with the person you used to be. Maybe you feel caught in the past or tangled up in the future, disconnected from all that your life has to offer in this moment. Whether you know exactly how you want your life to shift as a result of being in therapy, or, you know only that you want to feel better than you do now, there is the possibility of living the life that feels best for you.
You're putting one foot in front of the other and you still feel lost, stuck, or overwhelmed by events and emotions in your life. Or, perhaps it's become hard to tackle the day-to-day and you're longing to reconnect with the person you used to be. Maybe you feel caught in the past or tangled up in the future, disconnected from all that your life has to offer in this moment. Whether you know exactly how you want your life to shift as a result of being in therapy, or, you know only that you want to feel better than you do now, there is the possibility of living the life that feels best for you.
(323) 433-5130 View (323) 433-5130
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Linda Kramer LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
I am an experienced, warm and insightful therapist. I work with adults across the life span. I am an active therapist, and I listen carefully. I am interested in supporting patients to understand themselves, their feelings, relationships, behaviors. I find that this understanding, along with the space to experience feelings, leads to the possibility of growth and change. I work with men and women, facing a broad range of personal, work, and family issues. I have often worked with people in their 20's and 30's who want to establish a successful intimate relationship.
I am an experienced, warm and insightful therapist. I work with adults across the life span. I am an active therapist, and I listen carefully. I am interested in supporting patients to understand themselves, their feelings, relationships, behaviors. I find that this understanding, along with the space to experience feelings, leads to the possibility of growth and change. I work with men and women, facing a broad range of personal, work, and family issues. I have often worked with people in their 20's and 30's who want to establish a successful intimate relationship.
(617) 702-2764 View (617) 702-2764
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Lia Humphrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR, KAP, IFS
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
I provide the framework of a safe and trusting therapy relationship, my clients gain the understanding and skills needed to make changes toward a more fulfilling life. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, internal family systems, ketamine assisted psychotherapy along with other behavioral interventions to help clients reach their goal. My clients have described me as warm, open, easy to talk with and respectful. I offer weekly sessions and three day intensives. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.
I provide the framework of a safe and trusting therapy relationship, my clients gain the understanding and skills needed to make changes toward a more fulfilling life. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, internal family systems, ketamine assisted psychotherapy along with other behavioral interventions to help clients reach their goal. My clients have described me as warm, open, easy to talk with and respectful. I offer weekly sessions and three day intensives. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.
(508) 214-4542 View (508) 214-4542
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Esther Merritt
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
Are you a high achiever but under value yourself? Work hard and have objective success but feel something is missing, or that it's still not enough? Do you feel aspects of your life need improvement, direction, guidance, change, or growth? Is the old tried and true approach you take, not working anymore?  Come improve your mood, reduce anxiety, strengthen self-esteem, manage stress, work through academic/social/professional challenges, process grief, improve relationships and communication, strengthen parenting techniques, and have smoother life transitions. Therapy's success is equal to the work you put into it, come do the work!
Are you a high achiever but under value yourself? Work hard and have objective success but feel something is missing, or that it's still not enough? Do you feel aspects of your life need improvement, direction, guidance, change, or growth? Is the old tried and true approach you take, not working anymore?  Come improve your mood, reduce anxiety, strengthen self-esteem, manage stress, work through academic/social/professional challenges, process grief, improve relationships and communication, strengthen parenting techniques, and have smoother life transitions. Therapy's success is equal to the work you put into it, come do the work!
(508) 812-4066 View (508) 812-4066
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Kathryn Cumming
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC, Cert, EMDR
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
I am accepting new clients for EMDR only. I am a certified EMDR therapist. Don’t have time to go to therapy? Don’t want to get into” it”? What takes months or years in traditional therapy can take weeks with EMDR. With intensives ( 3-4 hour sessions 2-3 times in one month) or extended EMDR sessions ( 1.5-2 hour sessions one time per week for one to two months) you can feel better in a matter of 2-3 sessions and not have to talk about what you are feeling or process emotions like you do in traditional therapies. We focus on your strengths and comfort level & we will tailor your therapy for what works with your busy schedule.
I am accepting new clients for EMDR only. I am a certified EMDR therapist. Don’t have time to go to therapy? Don’t want to get into” it”? What takes months or years in traditional therapy can take weeks with EMDR. With intensives ( 3-4 hour sessions 2-3 times in one month) or extended EMDR sessions ( 1.5-2 hour sessions one time per week for one to two months) you can feel better in a matter of 2-3 sessions and not have to talk about what you are feeling or process emotions like you do in traditional therapies. We focus on your strengths and comfort level & we will tailor your therapy for what works with your busy schedule.
(508) 374-9851 View (508) 374-9851
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Carla Chalah
BA, CCHT, CI, HBCE, CILC
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02181
Embarking on self-discovery takes courage, offering significant rewards. Many feel an inherent push towards growth; when blocked, it can lead to feeling stuck and a loss of self-confidence. As a hypnotherapist and life coach, I'm dedicated to helping you overcome these obstacles. We'll tackle fears, avoidance behaviors, self-sabotage, and negative subconscious patterns that hinder your progress. My aim is to empower you to surpass your goals, fostering a journey of success and fulfillment. Together, we'll unlock your full potential, guiding you towards the life you deserve.
Embarking on self-discovery takes courage, offering significant rewards. Many feel an inherent push towards growth; when blocked, it can lead to feeling stuck and a loss of self-confidence. As a hypnotherapist and life coach, I'm dedicated to helping you overcome these obstacles. We'll tackle fears, avoidance behaviors, self-sabotage, and negative subconscious patterns that hinder your progress. My aim is to empower you to surpass your goals, fostering a journey of success and fulfillment. Together, we'll unlock your full potential, guiding you towards the life you deserve.
(617) 300-0558 View (617) 300-0558
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Lisa Kantor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02181
Personal life transitions, relationship challenges, and school or career junctures present ideal opportunities to engage a therapist. By developing self-awareness and committing to improving outcomes in one's work and personal life, individuals often achieve far more than they'd previously imagined. As a psychologist and coach, I integrate the use of inquiry, insight, creative problem-solving, thoughtful self-reflection, hands-on "homework" assignments, and honest conversation. I will fully engage with you as a thought partner, a sounding board, and a confidential resource to help you alleviate stress and reach your potential.
Personal life transitions, relationship challenges, and school or career junctures present ideal opportunities to engage a therapist. By developing self-awareness and committing to improving outcomes in one's work and personal life, individuals often achieve far more than they'd previously imagined. As a psychologist and coach, I integrate the use of inquiry, insight, creative problem-solving, thoughtful self-reflection, hands-on "homework" assignments, and honest conversation. I will fully engage with you as a thought partner, a sounding board, and a confidential resource to help you alleviate stress and reach your potential.
(617) 855-7904 View (617) 855-7904
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Dr. Hart K MacDur
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties. My style is collaborative and pragmatic; blending warmth and compassion with competence and expertise. While I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children and adolescents (including parent/caregiver coaching and family therapy) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), I believe in tailoring therapy to meet each individual’s needs and values.
Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties. My style is collaborative and pragmatic; blending warmth and compassion with competence and expertise. While I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children and adolescents (including parent/caregiver coaching and family therapy) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), I believe in tailoring therapy to meet each individual’s needs and values.
(781) 908-4712 View (781) 908-4712
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light and lotus LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181  (Online Only)
Are you a woman in your twenties or thirties and struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression or just feeling like adult life isn't what you thought it would be? I work with women to help you feel like yourself again and show you that everything you need is within you. Through my 18 years as a therapist, I have come to believe that every challenge we face in our life is an opportunity for healing. Whether you are wanting a safe space to reflect on day to day challenges (dating, jobs, adjusting to/leaving college) or are looking to learn coping skills for managing overwhelming feelings of stress I am here to help.
Are you a woman in your twenties or thirties and struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression or just feeling like adult life isn't what you thought it would be? I work with women to help you feel like yourself again and show you that everything you need is within you. Through my 18 years as a therapist, I have come to believe that every challenge we face in our life is an opportunity for healing. Whether you are wanting a safe space to reflect on day to day challenges (dating, jobs, adjusting to/leaving college) or are looking to learn coping skills for managing overwhelming feelings of stress I am here to help.
(617) 812-8641 View (617) 812-8641
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Kc Schuck
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02181
Want to embody your most authentic self? I believe people find healing through community connection and creative expression. My practice focuses on empowering LGBTQIA+ teens and adults who are motivated to increase competence in being able to connect and sit with emotions, communicate with others and understand the multiple parts of who we are when living and engaging with the world around us. I work from a trauma-informed, strengths based approach, including elements of person-centered, CBT, and systems-based methods to explore mood related emotional stressors.
Want to embody your most authentic self? I believe people find healing through community connection and creative expression. My practice focuses on empowering LGBTQIA+ teens and adults who are motivated to increase competence in being able to connect and sit with emotions, communicate with others and understand the multiple parts of who we are when living and engaging with the world around us. I work from a trauma-informed, strengths based approach, including elements of person-centered, CBT, and systems-based methods to explore mood related emotional stressors.
(339) 217-9861 View (339) 217-9861
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Heather Truitt, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
I am strictly doing Telehealth at this time. I take a person-centered approach that allows each client to utilize their strengths. I have the most experience and work best with young professionals and college students ages 18-35. I work with a variety of presenting issues that include substance use/addiction, depressive and anxiety symptoms, stress management, and relationship issues. My goal is to help each of my clients identify and practice healthy coping skills that are going to help them lead a happy and successful life.
I am strictly doing Telehealth at this time. I take a person-centered approach that allows each client to utilize their strengths. I have the most experience and work best with young professionals and college students ages 18-35. I work with a variety of presenting issues that include substance use/addiction, depressive and anxiety symptoms, stress management, and relationship issues. My goal is to help each of my clients identify and practice healthy coping skills that are going to help them lead a happy and successful life.
(508) 501-6553 View (508) 501-6553
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Soo Jeong Youn LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181  (Online Only)
I personalize treatment to you. Everyone is different and unique, and I believe that my job is to have all the tools at my disposal to provide a treatment that will be tailored to you, who you are, your experiences, and what you're going through. I'm looking forward to working together to achieve the life that you want for yourself.
I personalize treatment to you. Everyone is different and unique, and I believe that my job is to have all the tools at my disposal to provide a treatment that will be tailored to you, who you are, your experiences, and what you're going through. I'm looking forward to working together to achieve the life that you want for yourself.
(857) 340-6803 View (857) 340-6803
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Premela G Deck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02181
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker, I have a PhD in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I am a family law attorney. I specialize in working with clients engaged in the divorce process (before, during, and after divorce). The majority of my work is with individuals and families who frequently find themselves affected by family court and changing family dynamics. I help individuals, co-parents, and families create goals and plans to reduce conflict in the family and improve the co-parenting relationship or the parent/child relationship. I see clients 12 and older.
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker, I have a PhD in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I am a family law attorney. I specialize in working with clients engaged in the divorce process (before, during, and after divorce). The majority of my work is with individuals and families who frequently find themselves affected by family court and changing family dynamics. I help individuals, co-parents, and families create goals and plans to reduce conflict in the family and improve the co-parenting relationship or the parent/child relationship. I see clients 12 and older.
(339) 218-1045 View (339) 218-1045
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Alexa Moubarak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181
You don't need to bear that heavy burden alone. Whatever struggles you're facing, however exhausted or critical you may feel towards yourself, or how bleak things seem right now, know that therapy offers a space to share that weight. Together, we'll take a comprehensive approach to support both your mind and body. We'll delve into the root causes of your challenges, relieve stress through lifestyle adjustments and processing, and learn practical, evidence-based techniques to enhance your daily life. Our goal is to guide your body back to a state of relaxation, where joy can once again be felt.
You don't need to bear that heavy burden alone. Whatever struggles you're facing, however exhausted or critical you may feel towards yourself, or how bleak things seem right now, know that therapy offers a space to share that weight. Together, we'll take a comprehensive approach to support both your mind and body. We'll delve into the root causes of your challenges, relieve stress through lifestyle adjustments and processing, and learn practical, evidence-based techniques to enhance your daily life. Our goal is to guide your body back to a state of relaxation, where joy can once again be felt.
(508) 514-5607 View (508) 514-5607
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Chelsea Cotnoir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02181  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
What I enjoy most about my work is the variety of people I am able to meet and help to achieve their personal goals, whatever they may be. Whether you are digesting a new chapter in your life, coping with a loss, getting to know yourself again, or anything in between, it can be so hard to ask for and accept help. I aim to cultivate a space where you feel heard, understood, and validated. If you are ready to do the work, I am here to help. Outside of therapeutic counseling, I also offer clinical supervision to other social workers in the field.
What I enjoy most about my work is the variety of people I am able to meet and help to achieve their personal goals, whatever they may be. Whether you are digesting a new chapter in your life, coping with a loss, getting to know yourself again, or anything in between, it can be so hard to ask for and accept help. I aim to cultivate a space where you feel heard, understood, and validated. If you are ready to do the work, I am here to help. Outside of therapeutic counseling, I also offer clinical supervision to other social workers in the field.
(857) 877-6254 View (857) 877-6254

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Number of Therapists in 02181

60+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in 02181 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
79% Stress
75% Coping Skills
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Optum

How Therapists in 02181 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
5% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 02181?

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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.