Therapists in 06102

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Olga N Mikhailova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102  (Online Only)
Starting therapy is not easy. But neither is living the life of disappointments and regrets. If you feel you are in a dead end, if your job is boring and ungratifying and the relationships are toxic or lack depth and zest, if you struggle with finding your place in this world or even question whether life is worth living, perhaps it is time to examine your life choices and remove the blocks that hold you from finding meaning, happiness, and purpose. I practice psychotherapy that is informed by the traditions of psychoanalysis and look at each individual in the context of this person's unique experiences and unique life story.
Starting therapy is not easy. But neither is living the life of disappointments and regrets. If you feel you are in a dead end, if your job is boring and ungratifying and the relationships are toxic or lack depth and zest, if you struggle with finding your place in this world or even question whether life is worth living, perhaps it is time to examine your life choices and remove the blocks that hold you from finding meaning, happiness, and purpose. I practice psychotherapy that is informed by the traditions of psychoanalysis and look at each individual in the context of this person's unique experiences and unique life story.
(860) 499-4054 View (860) 499-4054
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Purvi Shah Vanderploeg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102
Welcome! You are destined to have a thriving life and if that is not what you are living right now, I can help! I partner with clients who are interested in growing and facing the barriers that get in the way of their health. Maybe you are struggling with depression or anxiety. Maybe you are living with a chronic disease that has changed how you live. Maybe you have some habits that are taking away from your health. I will work with you to gain an understanding and acceptance of what is going on, so we can then take action and move towards THRIVING!
Welcome! You are destined to have a thriving life and if that is not what you are living right now, I can help! I partner with clients who are interested in growing and facing the barriers that get in the way of their health. Maybe you are struggling with depression or anxiety. Maybe you are living with a chronic disease that has changed how you live. Maybe you have some habits that are taking away from your health. I will work with you to gain an understanding and acceptance of what is going on, so we can then take action and move towards THRIVING!
(860) 333-6892 View (860) 333-6892
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Terese Fagan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to cope with trauma and other stressors in your life? Now is the time to get on the path to emotional stability and wellness.
Are you struggling to cope with trauma and other stressors in your life? Now is the time to get on the path to emotional stability and wellness.
(860) 772-0113 View (860) 772-0113
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Courage Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06102
It takes COURAGE to seek out therapy and face your challenges. We also need COURAGE to trust a stranger to fully listen to you and treat your concerns with care and respect. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am here to work as a team to overcome barriers/obstacles. Therapy can be both challenging and rewarding. As your therapist, I will provide an empathetic ear, help find solutions, discuss underlying issues, identify unrealistic expectations placed on you or the world around you, teach coping skills and be a therapeutic ear as you build the COURAGE to face your challenges.
It takes COURAGE to seek out therapy and face your challenges. We also need COURAGE to trust a stranger to fully listen to you and treat your concerns with care and respect. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am here to work as a team to overcome barriers/obstacles. Therapy can be both challenging and rewarding. As your therapist, I will provide an empathetic ear, help find solutions, discuss underlying issues, identify unrealistic expectations placed on you or the world around you, teach coping skills and be a therapeutic ear as you build the COURAGE to face your challenges.
(860) 469-6122 View (860) 469-6122
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Nicole M Archer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06102
Let me first thank you for taking the time to read my profile and determine if I am the right person for you. I am a psychotherapist offering strength based, insight-action oriented, cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, couples and families and have worked as a Behavioral Health provider for the last 15+ years. My training is in Clinical Psychology and I am licensed as a Professional Counselor in CT. Please email me with questions you may have or to set up an intake appointment as I would be honored to help you on your journey of receiving the guidance and support you fare looking for.
Let me first thank you for taking the time to read my profile and determine if I am the right person for you. I am a psychotherapist offering strength based, insight-action oriented, cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, couples and families and have worked as a Behavioral Health provider for the last 15+ years. My training is in Clinical Psychology and I am licensed as a Professional Counselor in CT. Please email me with questions you may have or to set up an intake appointment as I would be honored to help you on your journey of receiving the guidance and support you fare looking for.
(860) 819-3838 View (860) 819-3838
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Blerim Rexhaj
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
No matter how strong we are, life sometimes has us facing difficult and uneasy paths that may often include depression, anxiety and painful choices. Through years of my practice I have provided clients with new set of skills and approaches to deal with their presenting problems such as low self-esteem, loss, addiction, relationship problems and traumatic experiences.
No matter how strong we are, life sometimes has us facing difficult and uneasy paths that may often include depression, anxiety and painful choices. Through years of my practice I have provided clients with new set of skills and approaches to deal with their presenting problems such as low self-esteem, loss, addiction, relationship problems and traumatic experiences.
(860) 556-4095 View (860) 556-4095
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Sallene S Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102
With so many uncertainties as a result of the covid pandemic, we are offering same day teletherapy appointments. In selecting me as your therapist, you will have the option to have services provided in-home or on an outpatient basis. I use a person centered, holistic approach. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship or adjusting to life changing issues you can feel confident in knowing you have made the right decision in seeking my services.
With so many uncertainties as a result of the covid pandemic, we are offering same day teletherapy appointments. In selecting me as your therapist, you will have the option to have services provided in-home or on an outpatient basis. I use a person centered, holistic approach. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship or adjusting to life changing issues you can feel confident in knowing you have made the right decision in seeking my services.
(860) 406-7048 View (860) 406-7048
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Kate Reid Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102
Not accepting new clients
I understand that life can be a difficult and trying journey. By receiving the appropriate help and skilled guidance we are better able to weather life's difficulties and gain understanding into our situations. This in turn will allow us to live better lives. My practice of psychotherapy is a broad brush which includes, but not limited to, trauma, addiction and gender issues. My work incorporates the use of EMDR, CBT, gestalt therapy, visualization and mindfulness training. As a psychotherapist, I am committed to my own growth. I feel this offers me continued insight not only within myself, but with my clients as well.
I understand that life can be a difficult and trying journey. By receiving the appropriate help and skilled guidance we are better able to weather life's difficulties and gain understanding into our situations. This in turn will allow us to live better lives. My practice of psychotherapy is a broad brush which includes, but not limited to, trauma, addiction and gender issues. My work incorporates the use of EMDR, CBT, gestalt therapy, visualization and mindfulness training. As a psychotherapist, I am committed to my own growth. I feel this offers me continued insight not only within myself, but with my clients as well.
(860) 339-6787 View (860) 339-6787
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Carol Shilliday
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102
Offering psychotherapy groups: Grief Group for Widows, Divorce Recovery, Dating After Divorce, Adults dealing with ADHD. I also provide IFS consultation. I am a psychologist with over 30 years of experience providing individual, couples and group therapy. I enjoy connecting with people, getting to know them and their concerns. I provide a warm, caring and safe environment to explore issues, identify areas that feel stuck and develop new ways of coping. I offer a goal focused approach in a down to earth manner.
Offering psychotherapy groups: Grief Group for Widows, Divorce Recovery, Dating After Divorce, Adults dealing with ADHD. I also provide IFS consultation. I am a psychologist with over 30 years of experience providing individual, couples and group therapy. I enjoy connecting with people, getting to know them and their concerns. I provide a warm, caring and safe environment to explore issues, identify areas that feel stuck and develop new ways of coping. I offer a goal focused approach in a down to earth manner.
(860) 455-4222 View (860) 455-4222
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Rae Tattenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCN
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102
Many of my clients are children who struggle with:* Attention and Learning Issues *Anxiety, Sadness or Mood Swings * A hyper sensitivity to people and the environment. Traditional therapies include medication or "cognitive" approaches. But these approaches do not directly address the fact that often the brain is stuck in an unsuccessful pattern that the conscious mind may not be able to change. My program integrates psychotherapy and coaching with Brain Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) to change these brain patterns and increase calmness, balance, and self regulation. To learn more about the Inner Act program and Neurofeedback, please visit: www.inner-act.com.
Many of my clients are children who struggle with:* Attention and Learning Issues *Anxiety, Sadness or Mood Swings * A hyper sensitivity to people and the environment. Traditional therapies include medication or "cognitive" approaches. But these approaches do not directly address the fact that often the brain is stuck in an unsuccessful pattern that the conscious mind may not be able to change. My program integrates psychotherapy and coaching with Brain Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) to change these brain patterns and increase calmness, balance, and self regulation. To learn more about the Inner Act program and Neurofeedback, please visit: www.inner-act.com.
(860) 531-4751 View (860) 531-4751
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Bonnie Scranton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST, CSE
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
*Not currently accepting new clients* Generalizations about therapy are difficult; experiences are as unique as the individuals involved and are unlike any that encountered in family, work, or personal life. Therapy requires involvement of and trust between clinician and client during and between sessions and asks questions or presents issues that may be difficult to discuss. Uncomfortable or unfamiliar emotions may arise, and exploration can lead to reduction in distressing feelings and greater understanding of one's experience, which many people experience as highly rewarding.
*Not currently accepting new clients* Generalizations about therapy are difficult; experiences are as unique as the individuals involved and are unlike any that encountered in family, work, or personal life. Therapy requires involvement of and trust between clinician and client during and between sessions and asks questions or presents issues that may be difficult to discuss. Uncomfortable or unfamiliar emotions may arise, and exploration can lead to reduction in distressing feelings and greater understanding of one's experience, which many people experience as highly rewarding.
(860) 497-4281 View (860) 497-4281
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Reginald Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06102
I specialize in working with at-risk youth who have experienced childhood adversity and/or trauma. Young people who are having difficulty navigating developmental tasks including setting boundaries, establishing healthy peer relationships, and setting future goals. I utilize EMDR and Ego State Therapy to support clients in healing from past experiences, improving self-esteem and launching into adulthood.
I specialize in working with at-risk youth who have experienced childhood adversity and/or trauma. Young people who are having difficulty navigating developmental tasks including setting boundaries, establishing healthy peer relationships, and setting future goals. I utilize EMDR and Ego State Therapy to support clients in healing from past experiences, improving self-esteem and launching into adulthood.
(860) 265-4267 View (860) 265-4267
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Laurie A. Cersosimo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06102
Within my experience, whether it is individual or couples therapy I am confident to provide a superior level of care and treatment to a wide range of mental health issues. I strongly believe in treating each individual as a whole rather than focusing on specific diagnosis. When working with individuals and couples, the focus is geared towards establishing a positive dynamic along with healthy communication. I specialize in LGBTQ+, Anxiety, Trauma and Life transitions. I primarily use CBT and maintain a rational and humanistic approach towards treatment.
Within my experience, whether it is individual or couples therapy I am confident to provide a superior level of care and treatment to a wide range of mental health issues. I strongly believe in treating each individual as a whole rather than focusing on specific diagnosis. When working with individuals and couples, the focus is geared towards establishing a positive dynamic along with healthy communication. I specialize in LGBTQ+, Anxiety, Trauma and Life transitions. I primarily use CBT and maintain a rational and humanistic approach towards treatment.
(860) 269-6094 View (860) 269-6094
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Parveen Vohra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102
Located in Glastonbury, CT. Looking for a safe, compassionate and understanding therapist? Do you have some aspects of life that you want to talk about and navigate? …Feeling, frustrated, worried, down or just lost? Or do you have some choices to make about your life you need to discuss? Let therapy be the way to find yourself, explore new perspectives and ultimately find your way. Self exploration, personal growth and insight into meaning are many of the benefits of therapy, Also, therapy is not just for those with problems. Therapy is for anyone.
Located in Glastonbury, CT. Looking for a safe, compassionate and understanding therapist? Do you have some aspects of life that you want to talk about and navigate? …Feeling, frustrated, worried, down or just lost? Or do you have some choices to make about your life you need to discuss? Let therapy be the way to find yourself, explore new perspectives and ultimately find your way. Self exploration, personal growth and insight into meaning are many of the benefits of therapy, Also, therapy is not just for those with problems. Therapy is for anyone.
(860) 281-8412 View (860) 281-8412
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David Bendor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06102
I specialize in treating those teenagers, young adults, and adults whose lives have been negatively impacted by mental illness and/or significant life stressors. In my practice I help individuals treat the symptoms that are causing the most distress so they can begin to overcome the obstacles to health, fulfillment, and contentedness. When appropriate I provide psychoeducation to the family members and advise them in how they can best support the individual's recovery.
I specialize in treating those teenagers, young adults, and adults whose lives have been negatively impacted by mental illness and/or significant life stressors. In my practice I help individuals treat the symptoms that are causing the most distress so they can begin to overcome the obstacles to health, fulfillment, and contentedness. When appropriate I provide psychoeducation to the family members and advise them in how they can best support the individual's recovery.
(860) 331-8649 View (860) 331-8649
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Erica Bower
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102
Accepting new clients with morning and afternoon availability in late March 2024. Making the decision to seek a therapist is the first step in making important changes in your life. I provide a comfortable and a nonjudgemental environment where you can feel at ease about this decision. Although my focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I incorporate other modalities based on the needs of the individual. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. During the initial consultation, we will discuss the best course of action to meet your goals. It is important that all clients are involved in their treatment plan.
Accepting new clients with morning and afternoon availability in late March 2024. Making the decision to seek a therapist is the first step in making important changes in your life. I provide a comfortable and a nonjudgemental environment where you can feel at ease about this decision. Although my focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I incorporate other modalities based on the needs of the individual. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. During the initial consultation, we will discuss the best course of action to meet your goals. It is important that all clients are involved in their treatment plan.
(860) 398-4014 View (860) 398-4014
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Cindy Claffey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102
Is anxiety holding you back from things that you want in your life? Are you having trouble with your child? Parenting concerns? Stress at work or in your relationship? Feeling depressed or battling high levels of anxiety? Did you lose someone important recently in your life? Are you suspecting your child could have attentional issues? Life can be challenging at times and we all go through periods of needing some extra support as we navigate our way through. Therapy is a structured setting to simply get that support as you determine where you want your next steps to lead you.
Is anxiety holding you back from things that you want in your life? Are you having trouble with your child? Parenting concerns? Stress at work or in your relationship? Feeling depressed or battling high levels of anxiety? Did you lose someone important recently in your life? Are you suspecting your child could have attentional issues? Life can be challenging at times and we all go through periods of needing some extra support as we navigate our way through. Therapy is a structured setting to simply get that support as you determine where you want your next steps to lead you.
(860) 288-2956 View (860) 288-2956
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Heart Matters Individual & Couples Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CCPS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06102  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, loss of relationships, intimacy and sexual anorexia, managing life after affairs, hypersexuality, infidelity, porn addiction, love addiction and sex addiction. Using the CSAT model I work with individuals struggling problem sexual behavior (non-offending). I also am trained by the partner sensitive models of APSATS and ISH on the trauma experienced by the partner due to the acting out behaviors.
I specialize in working with adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, loss of relationships, intimacy and sexual anorexia, managing life after affairs, hypersexuality, infidelity, porn addiction, love addiction and sex addiction. Using the CSAT model I work with individuals struggling problem sexual behavior (non-offending). I also am trained by the partner sensitive models of APSATS and ISH on the trauma experienced by the partner due to the acting out behaviors.
(860) 481-7048 View (860) 481-7048
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Joan C Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102
My work with individual adults and couples is a combination of Traditional Psychology and evidence- based Positive Psychology. The traditional psychotherapy focuses on problem solution and symptom reduction, which, of course, are important first steps toward managing the difficult periods of our lives. However, most of us want more from life than surviving the rough parts that we encounter. What we long for is a way to thrive in our everyday lives.. Evidence-based Positive Psychology focuses on our strengths and the development of habits that can create a lasting sense of happiness, wellbeing and meaning in our lives.
My work with individual adults and couples is a combination of Traditional Psychology and evidence- based Positive Psychology. The traditional psychotherapy focuses on problem solution and symptom reduction, which, of course, are important first steps toward managing the difficult periods of our lives. However, most of us want more from life than surviving the rough parts that we encounter. What we long for is a way to thrive in our everyday lives.. Evidence-based Positive Psychology focuses on our strengths and the development of habits that can create a lasting sense of happiness, wellbeing and meaning in our lives.
(860) 566-8959 View (860) 566-8959
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Colleen S DiBella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06102
Sometimes when life throws us a curve ball, or when we are dealing with a more chronic, ongoing challenge, talking to a therapist can help us see our inner strengths and abilities which can help us successfully navigate through these challenging times. A good therapeutic relationship, one that allows us to be fully ourselves while recognizing our unique potential, creates the optimal conditions for healing. I provide a place where you can feel safe to explore your most difficult feelings, to resolve grief and loss, heal childhood wounds, improve communication, increase self-esteem and develop more satisfying relationships.
Sometimes when life throws us a curve ball, or when we are dealing with a more chronic, ongoing challenge, talking to a therapist can help us see our inner strengths and abilities which can help us successfully navigate through these challenging times. A good therapeutic relationship, one that allows us to be fully ourselves while recognizing our unique potential, creates the optimal conditions for healing. I provide a place where you can feel safe to explore your most difficult feelings, to resolve grief and loss, heal childhood wounds, improve communication, increase self-esteem and develop more satisfying relationships.
(860) 497-4324 View (860) 497-4324

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Number of Therapists in 06102

50+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 06102 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
70% Grief
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Husky | CT BHP
67% Anthem | Elevance
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 06102 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 06102?

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.