Therapists in 06355

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Katie Andrias
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in the field since 2015. I have experience working with couples, individuals, families, children, and facilitated therapy groups. I view myself as a tool to assist clients along their life journey; humans are a work in progress. I also utilize a strength-based approach and use a variety of evidenced-based practices. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space and use empathy, humor and validation to build therapeutic relationships with clients in order to support them in identifying and reaching their goals.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in the field since 2015. I have experience working with couples, individuals, families, children, and facilitated therapy groups. I view myself as a tool to assist clients along their life journey; humans are a work in progress. I also utilize a strength-based approach and use a variety of evidenced-based practices. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space and use empathy, humor and validation to build therapeutic relationships with clients in order to support them in identifying and reaching their goals.
(860) 926-5192 View (860) 926-5192
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Lauren St Amour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with grief, adjustment to a new situation, anxiety, OCD, difficulty with communication with others or within your marriage or partnership? Did you just have a baby and you’re struggling with post partum depression or anxiety? You may be looking for a safe space to talk. I can help you with that in a non-judgemental, friendly and welcoming environment. If you are struggling, I can help.
Are you struggling with grief, adjustment to a new situation, anxiety, OCD, difficulty with communication with others or within your marriage or partnership? Did you just have a baby and you’re struggling with post partum depression or anxiety? You may be looking for a safe space to talk. I can help you with that in a non-judgemental, friendly and welcoming environment. If you are struggling, I can help.
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Jenna T Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
If you are struggling with Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Trauma, you’ve come to the right plan. At our center, we understand the frustration of feeling like you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked. Our evidence-based approaches which include Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness, and CBT, are designed to help your mind and body heal, enabling you to live the fulfilling life you deserve. Take a deep breath…it’s ok to have hope in healing
If you are struggling with Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Trauma, you’ve come to the right plan. At our center, we understand the frustration of feeling like you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked. Our evidence-based approaches which include Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness, and CBT, are designed to help your mind and body heal, enabling you to live the fulfilling life you deserve. Take a deep breath…it’s ok to have hope in healing
(860) 431-3918 View (860) 431-3918
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Mystic Bridge to Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mystic, CT 06355
Accepting New Clients! Mystic Bridge to Wellness, LLC located on the waters of the Mystic River is a Holistic Mental Health Practice focusing on the integration of holistic and medical modalities. We are passionate about providing genuine, supportive, and effective treatments for the body, mind, and spirit. Mystic Bridge to Wellness, LLC offers Mental Health Therapy, Medication Prescription & Management, Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga, Reiki, Group Mental Health Treatment, Workshops, and more modalities to come!
Accepting New Clients! Mystic Bridge to Wellness, LLC located on the waters of the Mystic River is a Holistic Mental Health Practice focusing on the integration of holistic and medical modalities. We are passionate about providing genuine, supportive, and effective treatments for the body, mind, and spirit. Mystic Bridge to Wellness, LLC offers Mental Health Therapy, Medication Prescription & Management, Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga, Reiki, Group Mental Health Treatment, Workshops, and more modalities to come!
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Giulia Jaramillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSLMFT, Author
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
I am certified to work with individuals starting at age 16, as well as couples and families. I have experience in working with clients who struggle with trauma (PTSD), anxiety, panic, ADHD (all types), depression, physical disabilities, and navigating the ADA legal system. I have over a decade of experience working with military families, legal issues, criminal issues, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
I am certified to work with individuals starting at age 16, as well as couples and families. I have experience in working with clients who struggle with trauma (PTSD), anxiety, panic, ADHD (all types), depression, physical disabilities, and navigating the ADA legal system. I have over a decade of experience working with military families, legal issues, criminal issues, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
(860) 786-4752 View (860) 786-4752
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Michael Alger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
Acceptance, I think this is something that we strive for the most in life and it is also one of the hardest things we struggle with. It is hard for us to find ways to be true to ourselves and also feel like we are meeting the needs and demands of the world around us. I would very much like to help you find that balance. It is my goal to offer a place for you to examine yourself and what makes you, you and figure out the most helpful ways of expressing that person to the world around you. I believe a sense of humor is important and learning to laugh at things can be healing.
Acceptance, I think this is something that we strive for the most in life and it is also one of the hardest things we struggle with. It is hard for us to find ways to be true to ourselves and also feel like we are meeting the needs and demands of the world around us. I would very much like to help you find that balance. It is my goal to offer a place for you to examine yourself and what makes you, you and figure out the most helpful ways of expressing that person to the world around you. I believe a sense of humor is important and learning to laugh at things can be healing.
(860) 237-3775 View (860) 237-3775
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Krista Bordeleau - Thriving Lives, LLC
Behavior Analyst, MA Ed, BCBA, LBA
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
Are you looking for Behavior Therapy with a holistic, goals-driven, and values-oriented approach? Through the use of behavior-analytic principles, I support the development of active self-listening, self-compassion, grounding, psychological flexibility, and emotional regulation skills to better understand and manage thoughts, feelings, and actions and promote positive behavioral shifts. At Thriving Lives I support my clients to do more of the things that bring joy and growth and less of the things that are getting in the way! Currently working with adults, adolescents, children, and family units!
Are you looking for Behavior Therapy with a holistic, goals-driven, and values-oriented approach? Through the use of behavior-analytic principles, I support the development of active self-listening, self-compassion, grounding, psychological flexibility, and emotional regulation skills to better understand and manage thoughts, feelings, and actions and promote positive behavioral shifts. At Thriving Lives I support my clients to do more of the things that bring joy and growth and less of the things that are getting in the way! Currently working with adults, adolescents, children, and family units!
(860) 851-4570 View (860) 851-4570
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Laura Hetherington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
I have been working with children and families in New London County for 18 years. I am a trained Adoption and trauma therapist as well as an Adoptive mom myself. I truly understand the daily struggles that life hands you when you or someone you love has experienced trauma or is experiencing high levels of stress. When you come into therapy we will work together on the goals that you have for yourself in order for you to lead a happy and healthy life!
I have been working with children and families in New London County for 18 years. I am a trained Adoption and trauma therapist as well as an Adoptive mom myself. I truly understand the daily struggles that life hands you when you or someone you love has experienced trauma or is experiencing high levels of stress. When you come into therapy we will work together on the goals that you have for yourself in order for you to lead a happy and healthy life!
(860) 724-2027 View (860) 724-2027
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Jennifer Anne Martley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
Waitlist for new clients
Jennifer Anne Martley, LCSW I specialized in treating depression, anxiety, anger management and interpersonal relationship issues. Helping people with stress management as it pertains to all forms of emotional and mental abuse is really important to me as a professional psychotherapist. My style is nurturing but firm as I aim to help people advocate effectively for themselves. I take a holistic approach assessing all factors that contribute to one's physical and emotional well bing. I have 27 years of experience and a home office in Mystic. I work with couples, individuals and families.
Jennifer Anne Martley, LCSW I specialized in treating depression, anxiety, anger management and interpersonal relationship issues. Helping people with stress management as it pertains to all forms of emotional and mental abuse is really important to me as a professional psychotherapist. My style is nurturing but firm as I aim to help people advocate effectively for themselves. I take a holistic approach assessing all factors that contribute to one's physical and emotional well bing. I have 27 years of experience and a home office in Mystic. I work with couples, individuals and families.
(860) 724-2889 View (860) 724-2889
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Tanya Wenke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
My ultimate goal is to always meet the client where they are currently at in their lives. I acknowledge that you are the expert in your own life, and I get the privilege of guiding you through the challenges that life often throws our way. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic support to adolescents and young adults. I am trained and certified in various trauma focused treatment modalities. I work with individuals who are struggling with various transitions in their lives, depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, attachment struggles, trauma histories, identity exploration, and more
My ultimate goal is to always meet the client where they are currently at in their lives. I acknowledge that you are the expert in your own life, and I get the privilege of guiding you through the challenges that life often throws our way. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic support to adolescents and young adults. I am trained and certified in various trauma focused treatment modalities. I work with individuals who are struggling with various transitions in their lives, depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, attachment struggles, trauma histories, identity exploration, and more
(860) 406-7321 View (860) 406-7321
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FamilyWise Behavior Solutions, Autism Specialists
MA, BCBA, LBA
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
FamilyWise Behavior Solutions - Autism Specialists. We understand that managing the unique needs of children with Autism can be stressful & confusing. Our compassionate therapists at FamilyWise are here to help! FamilyWise's Applied Behavior Analysis services are designed to increase your child's ability to learn language, social skills and life skills while decreasing problem behaviors. Our work is heart-centered, respectful, trauma-informed and evidence-based. Whether in our ABA Center in Mystic or Colchester, our programs and interventions are tailored to your child's unique needs, interests and strengths.
FamilyWise Behavior Solutions - Autism Specialists. We understand that managing the unique needs of children with Autism can be stressful & confusing. Our compassionate therapists at FamilyWise are here to help! FamilyWise's Applied Behavior Analysis services are designed to increase your child's ability to learn language, social skills and life skills while decreasing problem behaviors. Our work is heart-centered, respectful, trauma-informed and evidence-based. Whether in our ABA Center in Mystic or Colchester, our programs and interventions are tailored to your child's unique needs, interests and strengths.
(959) 201-9346 View (959) 201-9346
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Caitlin Kimberlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mystic, CT 06355
Do you feel like your family is struggling? Do you feel overwhelmed by your relationships or family life? Are you battling with your children’s challenging behaviors in school and/or at home? Individual and family therapy can provide you and your family members with a safe space to discuss and work through conflicts, learn skills to interact with others more successfully and improve your emotional health and overall happiness. I am passionate about helping adults and children improve their relationships and make positive changes within their life.
Do you feel like your family is struggling? Do you feel overwhelmed by your relationships or family life? Are you battling with your children’s challenging behaviors in school and/or at home? Individual and family therapy can provide you and your family members with a safe space to discuss and work through conflicts, learn skills to interact with others more successfully and improve your emotional health and overall happiness. I am passionate about helping adults and children improve their relationships and make positive changes within their life.
(860) 467-0552 View (860) 467-0552
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Amanda Jelden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Mystic, CT 06355
Sometimes in life you get lost and need to stop to ask for directions. Therapy can be a great way to get your life back on track. I offer a safe, non-judgemental environment for you to figure out whats working in your life, whats not, and how to move forward. Improving your emotional health is key to overall happiness. I am passionate about helping people with their mental health so they can feel better about their lives. I work with teenagers and adults with anxiety, self esteem, mood disorders, trouble adjusting to life changes, and trauma.
Sometimes in life you get lost and need to stop to ask for directions. Therapy can be a great way to get your life back on track. I offer a safe, non-judgemental environment for you to figure out whats working in your life, whats not, and how to move forward. Improving your emotional health is key to overall happiness. I am passionate about helping people with their mental health so they can feel better about their lives. I work with teenagers and adults with anxiety, self esteem, mood disorders, trouble adjusting to life changes, and trauma.
(860) 455-4198 View (860) 455-4198
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Mary Cotter - Career Counselor
CRC, CVE, CCC, CCSP, GCDF
Mystic, CT 06355  (Online Only)
Work. We all do it. I use career counseling and vocational evaluations to identify strengths and challenges. Invisible disabilities or chronic illness? Has your career path taken a detour without respecting the uniqueness of you? Looking for an effective, knowledgeable educational advocate for your child’s PPT/504 meeting? In college and worried about paying for that degree? Need a new gig in ‘retirement’? Career change takes effort. It’s hard WORK! Together we will develop a plan that identifies the steps needed to reach your goal. All services available through easy to use secure video counseling only.
Work. We all do it. I use career counseling and vocational evaluations to identify strengths and challenges. Invisible disabilities or chronic illness? Has your career path taken a detour without respecting the uniqueness of you? Looking for an effective, knowledgeable educational advocate for your child’s PPT/504 meeting? In college and worried about paying for that degree? Need a new gig in ‘retirement’? Career change takes effort. It’s hard WORK! Together we will develop a plan that identifies the steps needed to reach your goal. All services available through easy to use secure video counseling only.
(860) 896-5111 View (860) 896-5111
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Linda Suriyakham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the healing power of human connection, which can bring about transformative change. Clients come to psychotherapy for many reasons, and my job is learning about your concerns in order to design a course of psychotherapy that moves you towards feeling well and functioning at your optimum capacity. If you're burned out, restless, stressed, or scared, supportive counseling can get you through a difficult transition. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy help you experience relief of troubling symptoms that occur during mood and trauma-related disorders.
I believe in the healing power of human connection, which can bring about transformative change. Clients come to psychotherapy for many reasons, and my job is learning about your concerns in order to design a course of psychotherapy that moves you towards feeling well and functioning at your optimum capacity. If you're burned out, restless, stressed, or scared, supportive counseling can get you through a difficult transition. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy help you experience relief of troubling symptoms that occur during mood and trauma-related disorders.
(860) 770-0518 View (860) 770-0518
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Lauryl Spera
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Mystic, CT 06355
Life at times can feel overwhelming and challenging. My goal is to assist my clients in achieving their personal goals and improve their overall quality of life. My therapeutic approach is an eclectic mix of person-centered, CBT, DBT, gender responsive treatment, and trauma focused therapy. I have experience working with clients with a variety of issues including Addiction, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, family and relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, and personal development.
Life at times can feel overwhelming and challenging. My goal is to assist my clients in achieving their personal goals and improve their overall quality of life. My therapeutic approach is an eclectic mix of person-centered, CBT, DBT, gender responsive treatment, and trauma focused therapy. I have experience working with clients with a variety of issues including Addiction, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, family and relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, and personal development.
(860) 910-1659 View (860) 910-1659
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Christopher Mancini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
Waitlist for new clients
Being a Catholic mental health therapist has given me the priviledge to help Catholics / Christians integrate their mental health and their faith, to treat the whole person. I work with alcohol and substance addictions, pornography addiction, trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive-related disorders, and other life problems. Additionally, I'm associated with St. Edmund's Retreat Inc. on Enders Island, and I operate from their Annex offices in downtown Mystic.
Being a Catholic mental health therapist has given me the priviledge to help Catholics / Christians integrate their mental health and their faith, to treat the whole person. I work with alcohol and substance addictions, pornography addiction, trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive-related disorders, and other life problems. Additionally, I'm associated with St. Edmund's Retreat Inc. on Enders Island, and I operate from their Annex offices in downtown Mystic.
(860) 979-5376 x113 View (860) 979-5376 x113
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Hannah Carey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Simmons College and a BA in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. My work has primarily focused on supporting individuals and families who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, transitional life stages, and adjustments. I have worked in various settings throughout my career including health centers, schools, community mental health clinics, and group practice. With experience doing in-home therapy, outpatient therapy, and integrated behavioral health working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Simmons College and a BA in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. My work has primarily focused on supporting individuals and families who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, transitional life stages, and adjustments. I have worked in various settings throughout my career including health centers, schools, community mental health clinics, and group practice. With experience doing in-home therapy, outpatient therapy, and integrated behavioral health working with children, adolescents, and adults.
(860) 864-4308 View (860) 864-4308
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Christopher R Carlson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mystic, CT 06355
As an experienced psychologist, I have worked with with clients having concerns ranging from difficulties in daily living to more serious mental health problems such as anxiety, mood disorders and depression. I also have broad experience with substance abuse and PTSD. I see individuals, couples and families and have worked extensively with military veterans. Goals of treatment include developing more effective coping strategies, relief of guilt and fear, self-acceptance, identifying personal resources, and restoring connections to others.
As an experienced psychologist, I have worked with with clients having concerns ranging from difficulties in daily living to more serious mental health problems such as anxiety, mood disorders and depression. I also have broad experience with substance abuse and PTSD. I see individuals, couples and families and have worked extensively with military veterans. Goals of treatment include developing more effective coping strategies, relief of guilt and fear, self-acceptance, identifying personal resources, and restoring connections to others.
(959) 265-0632 View (959) 265-0632
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Jennette Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mystic, CT 06355
Welcome and I'm glad you are here. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 13 years of experience in the field. Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to working with individuals of all ages who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, and general life stress. My passion lies in helping people navigate through their challenges and empowering them on a path to healing.
Welcome and I'm glad you are here. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 13 years of experience in the field. Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to working with individuals of all ages who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, and general life stress. My passion lies in helping people navigate through their challenges and empowering them on a path to healing.
(860) 854-7757 View (860) 854-7757

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Number of Therapists in 06355

80+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 06355 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Husky | CT BHP

How Therapists in 06355 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 06355?

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.