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Dana Rochman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Do things feel out of control? Maybe you're searching for someone to help support your child's mental health. Maybe the tension between you and your partner erupts into conflict too often. Maybe you don't feel like yourself anymore..... whatever the situation, you decided to reach out for some support. That's an amazing first step. I understand - opening up to a stranger can be terrifying! I try my best to make it less so. I’m a relational therapist - this means that who I am is part of the work I do. I come to this work with my own insecurities and vulnerabilities.
Do things feel out of control? Maybe you're searching for someone to help support your child's mental health. Maybe the tension between you and your partner erupts into conflict too often. Maybe you don't feel like yourself anymore..... whatever the situation, you decided to reach out for some support. That's an amazing first step. I understand - opening up to a stranger can be terrifying! I try my best to make it less so. I’m a relational therapist - this means that who I am is part of the work I do. I come to this work with my own insecurities and vulnerabilities.
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Cara Streit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Cara Streit is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 2009. She has a Master of Social Work and Doctorate in Special Education. Cara has experience working with people who are autistic/have autism, and people with ADHD, generalized or social anxiety, depression, and learning, developmental, or intellectual disabilities. Her strengths-based approach is neurodiversity-affirming, and she uses empathy and gentle humor to build strong therapeutic relationships.
Cara Streit is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 2009. She has a Master of Social Work and Doctorate in Special Education. Cara has experience working with people who are autistic/have autism, and people with ADHD, generalized or social anxiety, depression, and learning, developmental, or intellectual disabilities. Her strengths-based approach is neurodiversity-affirming, and she uses empathy and gentle humor to build strong therapeutic relationships.
(781) 746-6749 View (781) 746-6749
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Helena Y Stauber
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychologist with 25 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. At times, people seek therapy because their needs feel urgent and immediate: They are acutely sad, are dealing with loss, or are confronted with a challenging decision. At other times, the quest for treatment reflects a subtle but persistent experience that something in a person's life is missing or imbalanced. The demands and intricacies of daily life intensify these challenges. I can help you to become clearer about who you are and what you want in the midst of them.
I am a psychologist with 25 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. At times, people seek therapy because their needs feel urgent and immediate: They are acutely sad, are dealing with loss, or are confronted with a challenging decision. At other times, the quest for treatment reflects a subtle but persistent experience that something in a person's life is missing or imbalanced. The demands and intricacies of daily life intensify these challenges. I can help you to become clearer about who you are and what you want in the midst of them.
(617) 284-6027 View (617) 284-6027
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Laura D Stone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Laura D. Stone, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who helps people think well, do good, and feel better. Dr. Stone uses targeted, active therapy that honors your values and goals. Her approach is honest and straight-forward, using compassion and humor, wrapped in deep non-judgmental acceptance. "When our patterns of thinking and behaving get in the way of feeling good, it’s time to make a change".
Laura D. Stone, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who helps people think well, do good, and feel better. Dr. Stone uses targeted, active therapy that honors your values and goals. Her approach is honest and straight-forward, using compassion and humor, wrapped in deep non-judgmental acceptance. "When our patterns of thinking and behaving get in the way of feeling good, it’s time to make a change".
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KC Chiappa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02421
My 20 years of working with adolescents and their families has taught me to approach clients with a non-judgmental, non-authoritative attitude. This helps clients take an honest look at their lives and identify what things need to change or be accepted. Meeting a client without preconceived expectations is critical because it gives me a chance to see the client from her/his own point of view. Also, I work very hard to not act too "therapisty," which is something that often hinders therapy with adolescent clients in particular (e.g., "How does that make you feel?").
My 20 years of working with adolescents and their families has taught me to approach clients with a non-judgmental, non-authoritative attitude. This helps clients take an honest look at their lives and identify what things need to change or be accepted. Meeting a client without preconceived expectations is critical because it gives me a chance to see the client from her/his own point of view. Also, I work very hard to not act too "therapisty," which is something that often hinders therapy with adolescent clients in particular (e.g., "How does that make you feel?").
(617) 340-3122 View (617) 340-3122
Photo of Sarah Vasiliauskas, Psychologist in 02421, MA
Sarah Vasiliauskas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
** AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS** It can be so overwhelming to look for a therapist. So many options and decisions when you simply want to be helped during a difficult time in your life. You may be feeling stressed, sad, angry or just not yourself. Simply put, therapy is a unique and unusual experience; at times it can feel uncomfortable talking to a person you have just met. I encourage you to email me or call for a phone consultation. There is never any obligation following the phone call. It may be helpful to visit my website.
** AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS** It can be so overwhelming to look for a therapist. So many options and decisions when you simply want to be helped during a difficult time in your life. You may be feeling stressed, sad, angry or just not yourself. Simply put, therapy is a unique and unusual experience; at times it can feel uncomfortable talking to a person you have just met. I encourage you to email me or call for a phone consultation. There is never any obligation following the phone call. It may be helpful to visit my website.
(617) 702-4166 View (617) 702-4166
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Kalyani Seth
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
I can list all my accomplishments from the past 30 years, but that will not help you get to know my style or my beliefs. What I can tell you in this brief introduction is that I love working with people. I strive to empathize, be respectful and non-judgemental. We all have worries, stresses, and things we try to deal with every single day. We all need someone who listens and understands. Sometimes you can get that from a family member or friend. However, even if you have an amazing support system, talking to someone who has professional expertise and an outside perspective can benefit everyone.
I can list all my accomplishments from the past 30 years, but that will not help you get to know my style or my beliefs. What I can tell you in this brief introduction is that I love working with people. I strive to empathize, be respectful and non-judgemental. We all have worries, stresses, and things we try to deal with every single day. We all need someone who listens and understands. Sometimes you can get that from a family member or friend. However, even if you have an amazing support system, talking to someone who has professional expertise and an outside perspective can benefit everyone.
(339) 220-5114 View (339) 220-5114
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Reis Hansen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Throughout my career, I have helped clients meet life goals, improve their communication skills, adapt to change or loss, decrease and eliminate unwanted thoughts and behaviors, confront trauma, set limits with others, and make other positive changes in their lives. While working with me, I will tailor your therapeutic experience to best fit your needs and help you reach your goals. I work primarily in a relational model, using the relationship as the basis for incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other treatment methodologies as indicated by the specific goals for treatment.
Throughout my career, I have helped clients meet life goals, improve their communication skills, adapt to change or loss, decrease and eliminate unwanted thoughts and behaviors, confront trauma, set limits with others, and make other positive changes in their lives. While working with me, I will tailor your therapeutic experience to best fit your needs and help you reach your goals. I work primarily in a relational model, using the relationship as the basis for incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other treatment methodologies as indicated by the specific goals for treatment.
(781) 653-5896 View (781) 653-5896
Photo of Julie Velluci-Melo, Pre-Licensed Professional in 02421, MA
Julie Velluci-Melo
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Julie Vellucci-Melo has a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from William James College. She attended Harvard University for her undergraduate studies and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She received her Master of Arts concentrating in Human Development with a focus on clinical developmental psychology at Tufts University. Prior to her placement at LifeStance Health, Dr. Vellucci-Melo completed practicum placements at Lahey Salem and Haverhill Emergency Services, Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, and UMass Memorial Community Healthlink, Together for Kids (TFK).
Julie Vellucci-Melo has a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from William James College. She attended Harvard University for her undergraduate studies and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She received her Master of Arts concentrating in Human Development with a focus on clinical developmental psychology at Tufts University. Prior to her placement at LifeStance Health, Dr. Vellucci-Melo completed practicum placements at Lahey Salem and Haverhill Emergency Services, Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, and UMass Memorial Community Healthlink, Together for Kids (TFK).
(781) 390-9621 View (781) 390-9621
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Dana Jill Oshiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02421  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping people move into their best, most productive and loving self. As a psychotherapist/life abundance coach with 25+ years of experience, my specialties include reducing stress/anxiety; finding meaning/purpose in life and clarifying priorities; and working with Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents. I use body centered techniques - EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), EMDR, Parts Models, Mindfulness and Self Compassion - working with people who are willing to change themselves as opposed to trying to change others in order to achieve a sense of balance, wholeness and purpose.
I am passionate about helping people move into their best, most productive and loving self. As a psychotherapist/life abundance coach with 25+ years of experience, my specialties include reducing stress/anxiety; finding meaning/purpose in life and clarifying priorities; and working with Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents. I use body centered techniques - EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), EMDR, Parts Models, Mindfulness and Self Compassion - working with people who are willing to change themselves as opposed to trying to change others in order to achieve a sense of balance, wholeness and purpose.
(781) 996-2190 View (781) 996-2190
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Karin Schroeder-Nothaft
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Does anxiety, worry and stress control your life? Take control back. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, nationally certified counselor and licensed mental health counselor specialized in assessment and treatment of children, teens, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, OCD and related disorders. I provide evidence based treatment, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I include mindfulness based strategies and principles of positive psychology to empower my clients. In addition to office-based-sessions I offer home and community based treatment, videoconferencing and intensive outpatient treatment as clinically indicated. .
Does anxiety, worry and stress control your life? Take control back. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, nationally certified counselor and licensed mental health counselor specialized in assessment and treatment of children, teens, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, OCD and related disorders. I provide evidence based treatment, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I include mindfulness based strategies and principles of positive psychology to empower my clients. In addition to office-based-sessions I offer home and community based treatment, videoconferencing and intensive outpatient treatment as clinically indicated. .
(312) 818-4987 View (312) 818-4987
Photo of Elisabeth Sackton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02421, MA
Elisabeth Sackton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02421  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Liveliness, warmth and connection are the ground for my practice, where I focus on you and your passions and commitments in life, the places you are stuck or feel vulnerable, and the hopes and capacities that you bring to difficulties in your life. I love the work I've done for the past 30+ years, consulting with a wide variety of individuals and couples, women and men, straight and gay, artists and performers, and parents of young children through adolescents.
Liveliness, warmth and connection are the ground for my practice, where I focus on you and your passions and commitments in life, the places you are stuck or feel vulnerable, and the hopes and capacities that you bring to difficulties in your life. I love the work I've done for the past 30+ years, consulting with a wide variety of individuals and couples, women and men, straight and gay, artists and performers, and parents of young children through adolescents.
(781) 428-9922 View (781) 428-9922
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Rosalie Fazio-Eynullayeva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02421
I believe therapy is a tool for clients to be empowered and supported as they work toward their personal goals and cope with whatever life has thrown their way. I enjoy partnering with my clients as they strive to make meaning of these many challenges experienced across various stages in life. I have worked extensively with LGBTQ+ clients, those hailing from diverse backgrounds, as well as those working through trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am also interested to work with clients managing burnout in various high-pressure professions, and have extensive experience working with marginalized communities.
I believe therapy is a tool for clients to be empowered and supported as they work toward their personal goals and cope with whatever life has thrown their way. I enjoy partnering with my clients as they strive to make meaning of these many challenges experienced across various stages in life. I have worked extensively with LGBTQ+ clients, those hailing from diverse backgrounds, as well as those working through trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am also interested to work with clients managing burnout in various high-pressure professions, and have extensive experience working with marginalized communities.
(857) 392-3468 View (857) 392-3468
Photo of Rebecca Lawrence, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02421, MA
Rebecca Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I practice from a person-centered and strengths based perspective, and I believe therapy should be a collaborative process. I work to create a warm and open environment where my clients can safely explore and process their emotions. My clients would describe me as compassionate, genuine, non-judgemental, and not afraid to use a little humor. Together, we will work to identify your goals and build a plan to help you move forward. You are the expert on your own life, and I consider it an honor to support you on your journey.
I practice from a person-centered and strengths based perspective, and I believe therapy should be a collaborative process. I work to create a warm and open environment where my clients can safely explore and process their emotions. My clients would describe me as compassionate, genuine, non-judgemental, and not afraid to use a little humor. Together, we will work to identify your goals and build a plan to help you move forward. You are the expert on your own life, and I consider it an honor to support you on your journey.
(339) 300-5823 x5 View (339) 300-5823 x5
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Tharros House, Lexington MA
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Waitlist for new clients
Our program is for adult males, but our clients are defined by motivation and commitment rather than age. Tharros House is a high standards, structured sober living home for those who desire a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment. We utilize tenants of positive psychology to help clients create a constructive and optimistic life approach in sobriety. Clients have 24/7 peer support by expert staff who have all experienced early recovery, and it's challenges. Our goal is to help clients achieve long term recovery by building a solid foundation, a strong community, and by moving on from shame.
Our program is for adult males, but our clients are defined by motivation and commitment rather than age. Tharros House is a high standards, structured sober living home for those who desire a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment. We utilize tenants of positive psychology to help clients create a constructive and optimistic life approach in sobriety. Clients have 24/7 peer support by expert staff who have all experienced early recovery, and it's challenges. Our goal is to help clients achieve long term recovery by building a solid foundation, a strong community, and by moving on from shame.
(617) 440-3216 View (617) 440-3216
Photo of Elizabeth (Libby) Shapiro, Psychologist in 02421, MA
Elizabeth (Libby) Shapiro
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Most often people come to therapy because they are experiencing some depression or anxiety related to their relationships, work, or sense of themselves. Despite this pain, making the decision to enter into therapy is often difficult. It takes great courage and a certain amount of hope. It is important to find a therapist with whom you think you will eventually be as open and honest as possible; someone who is non-judgmental, and who can both give and accept feedback. I will take the initial sessions to help us figure out if we can be good collaborators in this undertaking.
Most often people come to therapy because they are experiencing some depression or anxiety related to their relationships, work, or sense of themselves. Despite this pain, making the decision to enter into therapy is often difficult. It takes great courage and a certain amount of hope. It is important to find a therapist with whom you think you will eventually be as open and honest as possible; someone who is non-judgmental, and who can both give and accept feedback. I will take the initial sessions to help us figure out if we can be good collaborators in this undertaking.
(781) 336-0732 View (781) 336-0732
Photo of Janet McKenney, Counselor in 02421, MA
Janet McKenney
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421  (Online Only)
If you're feeling off balance - challenged by life's transitions, significant loss, difficult emotions, feelings of confusion, or relationship problems - therapy can help. My view towards therapy is “there is more right with you, than wrong with you." This was said by Jon Kabat Zinn, an early champion of mindfulness in the U.S., and it points to our inherent strengths. I believe we all have the capacity to live with a sense of peace and calm within ourselves and with others. I also believe it’s hard to make changes alone. We can’t think our way out of problems but most of us spend a lot of time trying.
If you're feeling off balance - challenged by life's transitions, significant loss, difficult emotions, feelings of confusion, or relationship problems - therapy can help. My view towards therapy is “there is more right with you, than wrong with you." This was said by Jon Kabat Zinn, an early champion of mindfulness in the U.S., and it points to our inherent strengths. I believe we all have the capacity to live with a sense of peace and calm within ourselves and with others. I also believe it’s hard to make changes alone. We can’t think our way out of problems but most of us spend a lot of time trying.
(781) 412-1966 View (781) 412-1966
Photo of Bethany Montgomery, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02421, MA
Bethany Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02421
I am an experienced Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, providing mental health services to adolescents and adults. My clinical approach is strength based, collaborative and relational, combining narrative, psychodynamic, family systems and cognitive behavioral therapeutic techniques. I strongly believe in our ability to grow and to heal, and I work with clients to build on those inherent strengths.
I am an experienced Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, providing mental health services to adolescents and adults. My clinical approach is strength based, collaborative and relational, combining narrative, psychodynamic, family systems and cognitive behavioral therapeutic techniques. I strongly believe in our ability to grow and to heal, and I work with clients to build on those inherent strengths.
(781) 347-2446 View (781) 347-2446
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Martha Queenin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Navigating life's transitions and unexpected life events can be challenging. In my practice, I specialize in providing support to adults, adolescents and their caregivers during these pivotal moments. Drawing from evidence-based approaches and a compassionate understanding of individuals experiences, I help my clients explore the complicated feelings that often come with transitions; the uncertainty, confusion, anxiety, sadness or fears. Together, we will work to cultivate resilience, develop new coping skills and foster healthy communication skills. My ultimate goal is to empower you to be the best version of yourself.
Navigating life's transitions and unexpected life events can be challenging. In my practice, I specialize in providing support to adults, adolescents and their caregivers during these pivotal moments. Drawing from evidence-based approaches and a compassionate understanding of individuals experiences, I help my clients explore the complicated feelings that often come with transitions; the uncertainty, confusion, anxiety, sadness or fears. Together, we will work to cultivate resilience, develop new coping skills and foster healthy communication skills. My ultimate goal is to empower you to be the best version of yourself.
(339) 300-1784 View (339) 300-1784
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Beth Baldwin
Counselor, LMHC, MBA
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421  (Online Only)
The biggest determinant of a positive outcome is the quality of therapist and the therapeutic relationship with the client. My clients get better: Couples and families seeking healing progress in relationships. Adults dealing with challenging times in their lives. Students with anxiety, depression, identity issues, and stress management, Together we set goals and work towards those goals, building skills (communication, self-reflection, resiliency), identifying triggers and pre-gaming difficult social interactions, experiencing success from changes in attitude and behavior, making steps toward better functioning and happiness.
The biggest determinant of a positive outcome is the quality of therapist and the therapeutic relationship with the client. My clients get better: Couples and families seeking healing progress in relationships. Adults dealing with challenging times in their lives. Students with anxiety, depression, identity issues, and stress management, Together we set goals and work towards those goals, building skills (communication, self-reflection, resiliency), identifying triggers and pre-gaming difficult social interactions, experiencing success from changes in attitude and behavior, making steps toward better functioning and happiness.
(781) 651-0905 View (781) 651-0905

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 02421

100+

Average cost per session

$182

Therapists in 02421 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
68% Relationship Issues
64% Self Esteem
62% Coping Skills
58% Stress
55% Grief

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
48% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
44% Aetna

How Therapists in 02421 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 02421?

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.