Therapists in 02446

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Jacob D Weinberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
Life’s challenges are inevitable. I aim to help each client navigate these difficulties through a shift in their relationship with unpleasant thoughts and feelings. As Jon Kabat-Zinn says, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." As a therapist, I bring kindness, curiosity, and humor. Clients who have benefited most from working with me are inquisitive, and open to trying new exercises in therapy.
Life’s challenges are inevitable. I aim to help each client navigate these difficulties through a shift in their relationship with unpleasant thoughts and feelings. As Jon Kabat-Zinn says, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." As a therapist, I bring kindness, curiosity, and humor. Clients who have benefited most from working with me are inquisitive, and open to trying new exercises in therapy.
(857) 576-8720 View (857) 576-8720
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Colleen Burns
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LADCI, COACH
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
As an Integrative Health Counselor I apply my knowledge and training in a new environment. Practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor for 18 years led me to enhance my credentials with scientifically based nutritional therapies and certification in Stress Management And Resiliency Training. (SMART) With the ever-changing role of health care, clients want more. I am passionate about my clinical work and feel driven to use complementary approaches when traditional therapies need support. It is my passion and privilege to guide clients on how to take charge of their whole health.
As an Integrative Health Counselor I apply my knowledge and training in a new environment. Practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor for 18 years led me to enhance my credentials with scientifically based nutritional therapies and certification in Stress Management And Resiliency Training. (SMART) With the ever-changing role of health care, clients want more. I am passionate about my clinical work and feel driven to use complementary approaches when traditional therapies need support. It is my passion and privilege to guide clients on how to take charge of their whole health.
(857) 228-3929 View (857) 228-3929
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Elena A Balzac
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their personal goals, using a combination of "talk therapy", visualization techniques, relaxation, cognitive-behavioral strategies and targeted homeworks. I provide individual therapy to adults of all ages, helping people to resolve depression, anxiety, past trauma, relationship issues, and other challenges. I have specialty training in EMDR, a therapeutic intervention designed to help heal the lasting impact of trauma.
My goal is to work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their personal goals, using a combination of "talk therapy", visualization techniques, relaxation, cognitive-behavioral strategies and targeted homeworks. I provide individual therapy to adults of all ages, helping people to resolve depression, anxiety, past trauma, relationship issues, and other challenges. I have specialty training in EMDR, a therapeutic intervention designed to help heal the lasting impact of trauma.
(844) 957-2892 View (844) 957-2892
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Kimberly Faris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I am naturally upbeat, enthusiastic and totally invested in motivating individuals to challenge negative thinking and embrace their potential through the lens of quantum mechanics. As a way to engage my patients in their own recovery process they will learn mindfulness and meditation techniques in order to access their capacity to heal physically and emotionally. I embrace the techniques of energy psychology and support Joe Dispenza's work in self-healing. I am well suited for those who desire the skills to cope with life's challenges and fully understand and that we are the creators of our life and that which we manifest.
I am naturally upbeat, enthusiastic and totally invested in motivating individuals to challenge negative thinking and embrace their potential through the lens of quantum mechanics. As a way to engage my patients in their own recovery process they will learn mindfulness and meditation techniques in order to access their capacity to heal physically and emotionally. I embrace the techniques of energy psychology and support Joe Dispenza's work in self-healing. I am well suited for those who desire the skills to cope with life's challenges and fully understand and that we are the creators of our life and that which we manifest.
(617) 307-4806 x3 View (617) 307-4806 x3
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Rachel Weiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
I am a clinical psychologist with faculty/staff appointments at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I believe that therapy should be collaborative, supportive, and warm, while also facilitating real change in clients' lives. You may benefit from working with me if you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, angry, or lonely; or struggling with low self-esteem or lack of confidence. I can assist you in better managing relationship or family conflict, work- or school-related stress, parenting or caregiver stress, grief/loss, and major transitions.
I am a clinical psychologist with faculty/staff appointments at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I believe that therapy should be collaborative, supportive, and warm, while also facilitating real change in clients' lives. You may benefit from working with me if you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, angry, or lonely; or struggling with low self-esteem or lack of confidence. I can assist you in better managing relationship or family conflict, work- or school-related stress, parenting or caregiver stress, grief/loss, and major transitions.
(617) 440-5241 View (617) 440-5241
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Tally Gershfield
Counselor, LMHC, MFT
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Accepting In-person and Telehealth- I am a licensed therapist practicing in Brookline, MA. I treat individuals and couples presenting with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, and relationship challenges. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and dialectical behavioral techniques (DBT).
Accepting In-person and Telehealth- I am a licensed therapist practicing in Brookline, MA. I treat individuals and couples presenting with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, and relationship challenges. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and dialectical behavioral techniques (DBT).
(617) 405-3407 View (617) 405-3407
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Jennifer Irvin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I am currently accepting new teletherapy patients. People come to therapy to gain control over their lives, feel better and lead a fuller life. Whether you are struggling with issues big or small, we will work together to create a safe space where your old patterns and painful feelings can be explored. I practice therapy that emphasizes the importance of a unique therapist/patient relationship built upon a secure and empathic connection. I believe this is our best chance to understand our life experiences and ourselves more deeply and bring about enduring change.
I am currently accepting new teletherapy patients. People come to therapy to gain control over their lives, feel better and lead a fuller life. Whether you are struggling with issues big or small, we will work together to create a safe space where your old patterns and painful feelings can be explored. I practice therapy that emphasizes the importance of a unique therapist/patient relationship built upon a secure and empathic connection. I believe this is our best chance to understand our life experiences and ourselves more deeply and bring about enduring change.
(617) 936-8997 View (617) 936-8997
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Dr. Kai Le Page Bekkeli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I am a licensed psychologist who is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Patients who come to me are looking to understand the significance and meaning of their most difficult-to-solve problems—problems like anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relational struggles, and self-harm. They are often patients who have not had success with short-term and/or cognitive therapies, and they have a sense that their struggles signify something more than mere dysfunction—that their problems point to something unique and unknown about themselves.
I am a licensed psychologist who is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Patients who come to me are looking to understand the significance and meaning of their most difficult-to-solve problems—problems like anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relational struggles, and self-harm. They are often patients who have not had success with short-term and/or cognitive therapies, and they have a sense that their struggles signify something more than mere dysfunction—that their problems point to something unique and unknown about themselves.
(857) 280-1613 View (857) 280-1613
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Christopher Pagano
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
Children and adults alike confront challenges to healthy functioning and personal fulfillment. I aim to create an empathic connection with my clients, enabling them to better understand their emotions and habitual ways of coping with challenges, and to change the patterns of thought and behavior that interfere with reaching their goals and potential. Whether using play therapy with children or talk therapy with adults, I take an active approach to help clients achieve their goals and resolve their problems. When treating children, I work closely with parents, providing careful guidance about how to help their child develop and thrive.
Children and adults alike confront challenges to healthy functioning and personal fulfillment. I aim to create an empathic connection with my clients, enabling them to better understand their emotions and habitual ways of coping with challenges, and to change the patterns of thought and behavior that interfere with reaching their goals and potential. Whether using play therapy with children or talk therapy with adults, I take an active approach to help clients achieve their goals and resolve their problems. When treating children, I work closely with parents, providing careful guidance about how to help their child develop and thrive.
(617) 944-1025 View (617) 944-1025
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M. Chandler Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
Waitlist for new clients
It is my hope that upon our first meeting, you can sense my genuine excitement and curiosity to learn about you and what brings us to be meeting. It is my hope that we can collaborate to make our time together something that is both thought-provoking and restorative. I am committed to creating a safe and compassionate environment where you feel welcomed to discuss your struggles, successes, and aspirations.
It is my hope that upon our first meeting, you can sense my genuine excitement and curiosity to learn about you and what brings us to be meeting. It is my hope that we can collaborate to make our time together something that is both thought-provoking and restorative. I am committed to creating a safe and compassionate environment where you feel welcomed to discuss your struggles, successes, and aspirations.
(617) 397-7500 View (617) 397-7500
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Brett Schlossberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
Are you or a family member struggling with an addiction, loss, stressful job or other personal concern? As an active and engaging therapist, I have observed that when the chemistry between therapist and client works, the process of therapy can provide a multitude of results: curbing self-destructive patterns of behavior, providing relief from painful emotions, increasing productivity at work, increasing behavioral control and achieving greater meaning in one's life. I believe that these meaningful changes occur when there is a joint process of discovery in which the therapist attends to the expressed needs and goals of the client.
Are you or a family member struggling with an addiction, loss, stressful job or other personal concern? As an active and engaging therapist, I have observed that when the chemistry between therapist and client works, the process of therapy can provide a multitude of results: curbing self-destructive patterns of behavior, providing relief from painful emotions, increasing productivity at work, increasing behavioral control and achieving greater meaning in one's life. I believe that these meaningful changes occur when there is a joint process of discovery in which the therapist attends to the expressed needs and goals of the client.
(617) 612-5933 View (617) 612-5933
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Daniel P. Fishman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
We all have times when our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or relationships become locked in unhelpful patterns that can be very difficult to alter. As a clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience, I work collaboratively and actively with you to better understand yourself and your life in order to make positive changes. If you have a desire to explore yourself in order to address issues affecting your work, relationships, and happiness, I can help.
We all have times when our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or relationships become locked in unhelpful patterns that can be very difficult to alter. As a clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience, I work collaboratively and actively with you to better understand yourself and your life in order to make positive changes. If you have a desire to explore yourself in order to address issues affecting your work, relationships, and happiness, I can help.
(617) 651-1482 View (617) 651-1482
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Andrew Richlin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I treat teens, college students, and adults. Clients generally come to me with anxiety and mood challenges, often triggered by significant life stressors. These include relationship issues, parenting struggles, academic pressures, challenges around gender and sexual orientation, and work related stress. For over 20 years I have supported individuals and families through these challenging moments. Choosing a therapist for you or your child can be a challenge in itself. Here are some of useful things to know about me as you are working through this important decision.
I treat teens, college students, and adults. Clients generally come to me with anxiety and mood challenges, often triggered by significant life stressors. These include relationship issues, parenting struggles, academic pressures, challenges around gender and sexual orientation, and work related stress. For over 20 years I have supported individuals and families through these challenging moments. Choosing a therapist for you or your child can be a challenge in itself. Here are some of useful things to know about me as you are working through this important decision.
(617) 209-6629 View (617) 209-6629
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Jonathan Green
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Green is a clinical psychologist dedicated to helping clients realize the change they desire. He offers expertise in trauma-related reactions as well as a variety of other issues clients might have. These include depression, anxiety, substance use, motivation, and assertiveness. He has worked with couples since early in his graduate training. Dr. Green utilizes gold-standard, empirically supported treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Motivational Interviewing.
A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Green is a clinical psychologist dedicated to helping clients realize the change they desire. He offers expertise in trauma-related reactions as well as a variety of other issues clients might have. These include depression, anxiety, substance use, motivation, and assertiveness. He has worked with couples since early in his graduate training. Dr. Green utilizes gold-standard, empirically supported treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Motivational Interviewing.
(857) 362-8542 View (857) 362-8542
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Krista Lee Berardi
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Do you have trouble prioritizing yourself or often feel guilty when doing so? Do you feel anxious, burnt out, or just stuck? Do you wish you could change some aspect of your life for the better? You deserve to feel better and to be empowered in creating the life you want for yourself. We can work together to get you where you want to be. My therapeutic approach is culturally sensitive, person-centered, and strength-based. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with 11 years experience in the community mental health sector.
Do you have trouble prioritizing yourself or often feel guilty when doing so? Do you feel anxious, burnt out, or just stuck? Do you wish you could change some aspect of your life for the better? You deserve to feel better and to be empowered in creating the life you want for yourself. We can work together to get you where you want to be. My therapeutic approach is culturally sensitive, person-centered, and strength-based. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with 11 years experience in the community mental health sector.
(857) 688-5043 View (857) 688-5043
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Brookline Psychological Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
Since 1986, I have specialized in working with male and female survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, as well as addiction . I am Executive Director of TakingBackOurselves. (www.takingbackourselves.org) , a resource for survivors of sexual abuse and assault dedicated to empowering survivors of sexual trauma. I work in the therapy process to provide the challenge, balance, and support for men and women to do their work with courage and dignity, with hope and a sense of humor..
Since 1986, I have specialized in working with male and female survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, as well as addiction . I am Executive Director of TakingBackOurselves. (www.takingbackourselves.org) , a resource for survivors of sexual abuse and assault dedicated to empowering survivors of sexual trauma. I work in the therapy process to provide the challenge, balance, and support for men and women to do their work with courage and dignity, with hope and a sense of humor..
(617) 932-5878 x5 View (617) 932-5878 x5
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Lorna Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With over a decade of experience in Outpatient Psychiatric clinics, I have witnessed the human capacity to change and adapt to the challenges life delivers. In therapy, my role is to help clients determine their own path through a crisis, develop skills to manage difficult emotions, and support their overall well being. I strive to help clients see more clearly what their needs are and identify coping strategies to meet them. I tailor my approach to match what my clients need, and have extensive training in present-focused, evidence-based treatment modalities (CBT, DBT and ACT).
With over a decade of experience in Outpatient Psychiatric clinics, I have witnessed the human capacity to change and adapt to the challenges life delivers. In therapy, my role is to help clients determine their own path through a crisis, develop skills to manage difficult emotions, and support their overall well being. I strive to help clients see more clearly what their needs are and identify coping strategies to meet them. I tailor my approach to match what my clients need, and have extensive training in present-focused, evidence-based treatment modalities (CBT, DBT and ACT).
(917) 243-9197 View (917) 243-9197
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Dechen W Mahajan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist working with adults experiencing anxiety, OCD, and life transitions. I use cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and acceptance based approaches to create positive change. Taking a goal-oriented approach, I collaborate with clients to identify and actively work towards their goals, using the skills they learn in therapy. I am experienced in working with a range of issues including social and generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorder, and OCD.
I am a licensed psychologist working with adults experiencing anxiety, OCD, and life transitions. I use cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and acceptance based approaches to create positive change. Taking a goal-oriented approach, I collaborate with clients to identify and actively work towards their goals, using the skills they learn in therapy. I am experienced in working with a range of issues including social and generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorder, and OCD.
(857) 957-7068 View (857) 957-7068
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Meredith Carter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Waitlist for new clients
As an experienced and compassionate psychologist, I am committed to helping individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and personal growth. It is a privilege to work with clients who are motivated to gain insight into their thoughts, emotions, and relationships, and who aspire to evolve and improve. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, empathic, and tailored to each individual's needs. I draw from a range of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), relational, interpersonal, and insight-oriented therapies.
As an experienced and compassionate psychologist, I am committed to helping individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and personal growth. It is a privilege to work with clients who are motivated to gain insight into their thoughts, emotions, and relationships, and who aspire to evolve and improve. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, empathic, and tailored to each individual's needs. I draw from a range of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), relational, interpersonal, and insight-oriented therapies.
(857) 420-4994 View (857) 420-4994
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Leslie Moore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA MHC
Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I am a mental health therapist who has worked with folks experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD and symptoms of trauma. I obtained my M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and completed my clinical work specializing in counseling division I student-athletes. I also have experience working with adults in community mental health and as an executive functioning coach to children with learning disabilities. I am a certified yoga teacher and passionate about incorporating nervous system regulation tools into counseling in addition to helping clients reduce shame and anxiety.
I am a mental health therapist who has worked with folks experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD and symptoms of trauma. I obtained my M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and completed my clinical work specializing in counseling division I student-athletes. I also have experience working with adults in community mental health and as an executive functioning coach to children with learning disabilities. I am a certified yoga teacher and passionate about incorporating nervous system regulation tools into counseling in addition to helping clients reduce shame and anxiety.
(617) 315-6815 View (617) 315-6815

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Number of Therapists in 02446

400+

Average cost per session

$178

Therapists in 02446 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
65% Grief
65% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
43% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
39% Aetna

How Therapists in 02446 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 02446?

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.