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Joan Cost Lester
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MSN, LPC
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447  (Online Only)
Throughout my forty years of professional life I have worked with people who are coping with the complete range of mental health issues and diagnoses, as well as the problems of everyday life. With each individual I strive to create a supportive atmosphere in which we can work together, developing a trusting relationship that will allow us to address your concerns, your goals, your needs. I know how difficult it can be to talk about one's self, to express thoughts and feelings, but in such a non-judgmental therapeutic setting this becomes easier and leads to resolving issues great and small that even at times seem unsolvable.
Throughout my forty years of professional life I have worked with people who are coping with the complete range of mental health issues and diagnoses, as well as the problems of everyday life. With each individual I strive to create a supportive atmosphere in which we can work together, developing a trusting relationship that will allow us to address your concerns, your goals, your needs. I know how difficult it can be to talk about one's self, to express thoughts and feelings, but in such a non-judgmental therapeutic setting this becomes easier and leads to resolving issues great and small that even at times seem unsolvable.
(959) 208-4858 View (959) 208-4858
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Mary S Waszkelewicz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlborough, CT 06447
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents and adults. The determination and resilience of individuals as they live their lives and manage challenges that sometimes arise has been an interest and inspiration for me.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents and adults. The determination and resilience of individuals as they live their lives and manage challenges that sometimes arise has been an interest and inspiration for me.
(959) 201-9082 View (959) 201-9082
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Adam Stahr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
Hello! My name Is Adam. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Navy Veteran. When I was honorably discharged from the military, I felt a calling to continue to serve others through therapy. I've been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. During that time, I have worked as an outpatient clinician at a Youth Service Bureau, where I primarily work with school aged children and their families. I also have had the privilege of working as a mobile crisis clinician, where I provide crisis stabilization for youth and families in crisis.
Hello! My name Is Adam. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Navy Veteran. When I was honorably discharged from the military, I felt a calling to continue to serve others through therapy. I've been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. During that time, I have worked as an outpatient clinician at a Youth Service Bureau, where I primarily work with school aged children and their families. I also have had the privilege of working as a mobile crisis clinician, where I provide crisis stabilization for youth and families in crisis.
(860) 791-4821 View (860) 791-4821
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Seeds of Hope, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
My name is Donna Reenstra. I believe we all desire fullness of life, purpose and healthy relationships. As a Christian Counselor and Spiritual Director, I also believe that pain and sufferings are a challenge for us to be transformed into a better version of ourselves (Romans 8:28-29) My job is to journey with an individual or couple as we explore how God is leading them to fullness of life, purpose and relationship through their own personal circumstances; to assist in discovering how they may be blocked or hindered; and to promote emotional and spiritual growth.
My name is Donna Reenstra. I believe we all desire fullness of life, purpose and healthy relationships. As a Christian Counselor and Spiritual Director, I also believe that pain and sufferings are a challenge for us to be transformed into a better version of ourselves (Romans 8:28-29) My job is to journey with an individual or couple as we explore how God is leading them to fullness of life, purpose and relationship through their own personal circumstances; to assist in discovering how they may be blocked or hindered; and to promote emotional and spiritual growth.
(959) 207-8954 View (959) 207-8954
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Christine Ragusa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RD, CD-N
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
Have you found yourself in a nagging cycle of worry--experiencing sleeplessness, poor concentration, avoiding once enjoyed activities, and friends? These symptoms maybe due to depression or anxiety. Eating disorders, grief, loss, women's issues, life coaching, and couples counseling are some of the issues addressed in my office. I can offer guidance as to how our gut can affect the health and functioning of our bodies and of our brains--thus affecting mental health. There is a bi-directional relationship between our brain & gut. As a registered dietitian, I can provide the nutritional guidance to keep your gut healthy.
Have you found yourself in a nagging cycle of worry--experiencing sleeplessness, poor concentration, avoiding once enjoyed activities, and friends? These symptoms maybe due to depression or anxiety. Eating disorders, grief, loss, women's issues, life coaching, and couples counseling are some of the issues addressed in my office. I can offer guidance as to how our gut can affect the health and functioning of our bodies and of our brains--thus affecting mental health. There is a bi-directional relationship between our brain & gut. As a registered dietitian, I can provide the nutritional guidance to keep your gut healthy.
(860) 264-5571 View (860) 264-5571
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Elaine Tavani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlborough, CT 06447
Not accepting new clients
NOT accepting new clients. I am excited to welcome more convenience to mental healthcare via telehealth. Telehealth is probably easier, cheaper, and more effective than you may think. I know anxiety, anger, and hopelessness can be paralyzing. They can control your mind and dominate your days, straining your health and relationships. With compassion and a bit of humor, I can help you find peace in your heart and the courage to expect more from yourself and others.
NOT accepting new clients. I am excited to welcome more convenience to mental healthcare via telehealth. Telehealth is probably easier, cheaper, and more effective than you may think. I know anxiety, anger, and hopelessness can be paralyzing. They can control your mind and dominate your days, straining your health and relationships. With compassion and a bit of humor, I can help you find peace in your heart and the courage to expect more from yourself and others.
(860) 266-4256 View (860) 266-4256
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Susannah Stahr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
There are many times in life when we all wonder about our purpose and direction. Questions about our lives become more difficult to navigate as we encounter adversities, unknown stressors, and traumatic experiences. Feelings of anxiety, worry, and depression jeopardize our sense of overall safety and can affect our ability to move towards peace. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with many years experience in the field walking along side individuals and families on their journey to feeling more confident and worthy.
There are many times in life when we all wonder about our purpose and direction. Questions about our lives become more difficult to navigate as we encounter adversities, unknown stressors, and traumatic experiences. Feelings of anxiety, worry, and depression jeopardize our sense of overall safety and can affect our ability to move towards peace. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with many years experience in the field walking along side individuals and families on their journey to feeling more confident and worthy.
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Michael Kromidas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447  (Online Only)
Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, conflict, affect everyone regardless of their background or identity. I am a LCSW with over 18 plus years of professional experience, working with individuals, couples, and families, impacted by life’s challenges. While we are all doing the best we can, there is healing and growth, that sometimes requires a partner in this process. My practice is open to people ages 18 plus years, for individual, and couples. I am currently accepting Husky, self-pay, and out-of-network referrals.
Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, conflict, affect everyone regardless of their background or identity. I am a LCSW with over 18 plus years of professional experience, working with individuals, couples, and families, impacted by life’s challenges. While we are all doing the best we can, there is healing and growth, that sometimes requires a partner in this process. My practice is open to people ages 18 plus years, for individual, and couples. I am currently accepting Husky, self-pay, and out-of-network referrals.
(860) 300-3597 View (860) 300-3597
Richard L Duvall
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
Waitlist for new clients
I can best help you when you have felt challenged by life, relationships and stressors that many people face in their life. Have you found that despite various efforts to find solutions you're left dissatisfied? This happens because to achieve significant and lasting changes one must access the self-esteem that resides deep within us. Traditional methods of change fail to impact at this level. My longstanding experience and success using EMDR enables us to significantly improve your self-esteem while making life's challenges more manageable and resolutions achievable.
I can best help you when you have felt challenged by life, relationships and stressors that many people face in their life. Have you found that despite various efforts to find solutions you're left dissatisfied? This happens because to achieve significant and lasting changes one must access the self-esteem that resides deep within us. Traditional methods of change fail to impact at this level. My longstanding experience and success using EMDR enables us to significantly improve your self-esteem while making life's challenges more manageable and resolutions achievable.
(860) 253-2528 View (860) 253-2528
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Nori Gordon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, history of trauma, relationship difficulties, trouble adapting to life changes, and self-esteem problems. We will identify what is at the root of your struggle, and set goals together. I listen deeply to fully understand what brings you to therapy, and to understand who you are. My interest is in working with those who want to better know themselves, to look under the surface.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, history of trauma, relationship difficulties, trouble adapting to life changes, and self-esteem problems. We will identify what is at the root of your struggle, and set goals together. I listen deeply to fully understand what brings you to therapy, and to understand who you are. My interest is in working with those who want to better know themselves, to look under the surface.
(959) 201-9227 View (959) 201-9227
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Dori Bessette-Crail
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447  (Online Only)
Life is full of unique challenges. I can help you meet those challenges head on by working together to develop strategies to navigate through life stressors. My belief is that each and every one of us can maximize the use of all our senses to become better connected with ourselves and our environment. I would be happy and honored to help you achieve healing and personal growth. Acknowledging and validating who we are by what we see, hear, taste, smell, and touch is important. Let's take the journey of learning together!
Life is full of unique challenges. I can help you meet those challenges head on by working together to develop strategies to navigate through life stressors. My belief is that each and every one of us can maximize the use of all our senses to become better connected with ourselves and our environment. I would be happy and honored to help you achieve healing and personal growth. Acknowledging and validating who we are by what we see, hear, taste, smell, and touch is important. Let's take the journey of learning together!
(860) 591-9989 View (860) 591-9989
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Kathy Garnet
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
I'm a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Connecticut, offering psychotherapy and supervision. I work with adults, both individually and as couples. My areas of interest and expertise include depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, as well as grief, life transitions, spirituality, sexual orientation, and gender identity. My approach is strengths-based and collaborative - I respect my clients' expertise on themselves and their lives, while offering the expertise I have developed through education and experience, in a safe and compassionate environment.
I'm a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Connecticut, offering psychotherapy and supervision. I work with adults, both individually and as couples. My areas of interest and expertise include depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, as well as grief, life transitions, spirituality, sexual orientation, and gender identity. My approach is strengths-based and collaborative - I respect my clients' expertise on themselves and their lives, while offering the expertise I have developed through education and experience, in a safe and compassionate environment.
(860) 261-2485 View (860) 261-2485
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Helena M Kozel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, RN, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlborough, CT 06447
Not accepting new clients
I believe in a holistic framework of healing that emphasizes the body-mind connection and a treatment that takes into consideration the well-being of the whole person be it mental,emotional or spiritual. My approach will encourage you to connect with your true self by providing an opportunity to explore your belief system and promote positive change. My training in psychotherapy includes Body Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy, EMDR, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT). This extensive experience is used to benefit clients with wide range of emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and trauma.
I believe in a holistic framework of healing that emphasizes the body-mind connection and a treatment that takes into consideration the well-being of the whole person be it mental,emotional or spiritual. My approach will encourage you to connect with your true self by providing an opportunity to explore your belief system and promote positive change. My training in psychotherapy includes Body Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy, EMDR, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT). This extensive experience is used to benefit clients with wide range of emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and trauma.
(860) 415-4442 View (860) 415-4442
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Leigh Anne Mehldau, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
With an engaging, dynamic & empathetic approach, I can help you more effectively manage anxiety, depression, trauma issues, or relationship/family conflicts that effect daily functioning. Loss, infertility & parenting a child with a learning/physical impairment can be overwhelming and feel endlessly frustrating for many people. Together, we can work toward healing, thriving, and achieving a higher quality of life. Working toward a healthy life balance is challenging, yet rewarding for my clients with an accepting & interactive approach. If you'd like, my certified emotional support dog, Colby, is available to help too!
With an engaging, dynamic & empathetic approach, I can help you more effectively manage anxiety, depression, trauma issues, or relationship/family conflicts that effect daily functioning. Loss, infertility & parenting a child with a learning/physical impairment can be overwhelming and feel endlessly frustrating for many people. Together, we can work toward healing, thriving, and achieving a higher quality of life. Working toward a healthy life balance is challenging, yet rewarding for my clients with an accepting & interactive approach. If you'd like, my certified emotional support dog, Colby, is available to help too!
(860) 558-9595 View (860) 558-9595
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Rebecca Ruitto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
Hello, I am so excited that you found your way here! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CT. I primarily work with women and couples struggling with anxiety, trauma, life stressors, and communication. My therapy style is genuine, empathetic, and real. I want to get to know you and for this to be the space you feel inspired to own who you are. I want therapy to be the space you feel comfortable, seen, and safe. I’ll hold the space for the hard and sometimes awkward stuff; and encourage you to seek your full potential.
Hello, I am so excited that you found your way here! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CT. I primarily work with women and couples struggling with anxiety, trauma, life stressors, and communication. My therapy style is genuine, empathetic, and real. I want to get to know you and for this to be the space you feel inspired to own who you are. I want therapy to be the space you feel comfortable, seen, and safe. I’ll hold the space for the hard and sometimes awkward stuff; and encourage you to seek your full potential.
(203) 884-0954 View (203) 884-0954
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Transitions, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Marlborough, CT 06447
Accepting new clients - please e-mail us for the quickest response! :) We are a team of five women who have unique strengths, areas of expertise, and experiences in life. Our focus is on building new skills, mending relationships, and self-care and compassion. The values we have in common are loving what we do, maintaining a positive work environment, and learning from and supporting one another. My hope is this spirit of growth and acceptance gets passed on to you when you come in for counseling! <3
Accepting new clients - please e-mail us for the quickest response! :) We are a team of five women who have unique strengths, areas of expertise, and experiences in life. Our focus is on building new skills, mending relationships, and self-care and compassion. The values we have in common are loving what we do, maintaining a positive work environment, and learning from and supporting one another. My hope is this spirit of growth and acceptance gets passed on to you when you come in for counseling! <3
(860) 968-0232 View (860) 968-0232
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Michelle Willard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Marlborough, CT 06447
With 20 years’ experience, my core assumption is that each of us has the innate capacity to do all of the following:  feel happy; form close and satisfying relationships with others; manage situations effectively; make good decisions; and even heal from trauma and loss.  However, sometimes that innate capacity gets blocked.  That is when we run into emotional or behavioral problems.  It is my job to help you understand what is blocking your own innate capacity so those blocks can dissolve.
With 20 years’ experience, my core assumption is that each of us has the innate capacity to do all of the following:  feel happy; form close and satisfying relationships with others; manage situations effectively; make good decisions; and even heal from trauma and loss.  However, sometimes that innate capacity gets blocked.  That is when we run into emotional or behavioral problems.  It is my job to help you understand what is blocking your own innate capacity so those blocks can dissolve.
(860) 485-7714 View (860) 485-7714
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Grateful Guidance LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlborough, CT 06447
Welcome! Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to go at it alone. My name is Andrea, and I am here to offer guidance, helping you dive deeper into your sense of self, the world, and how you experience it. Through clinical tools and exploration, I will help you construct a life that feels aligned with the one you have always envisioned for yourself. Through client-tailored techniques, we will work through your unique experiences while overcoming obstacles to help you live your best life. My empathy-first and inclusive approach to individual and couples therapy will help get you to a place of healing, peace, and wellbeing.
Welcome! Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to go at it alone. My name is Andrea, and I am here to offer guidance, helping you dive deeper into your sense of self, the world, and how you experience it. Through clinical tools and exploration, I will help you construct a life that feels aligned with the one you have always envisioned for yourself. Through client-tailored techniques, we will work through your unique experiences while overcoming obstacles to help you live your best life. My empathy-first and inclusive approach to individual and couples therapy will help get you to a place of healing, peace, and wellbeing.
(860) 467-1049 View (860) 467-1049
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Erica Thrall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marlborough, CT 06447
Home-life feeling like a hot mess? Struggling as a parent or stepparent? Sick of the same problems coming up over and over again in your relationship? Or, maybe you're just overwhelmed with balancing the stress of kids and life. You're looking for someone to listen, to support you and to help you find a different way to bring peace back into your home and life. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I work to help couples, teens, and adults reduce conflict and stress, and find a different path forward.
Home-life feeling like a hot mess? Struggling as a parent or stepparent? Sick of the same problems coming up over and over again in your relationship? Or, maybe you're just overwhelmed with balancing the stress of kids and life. You're looking for someone to listen, to support you and to help you find a different way to bring peace back into your home and life. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I work to help couples, teens, and adults reduce conflict and stress, and find a different path forward.
(860) 530-6387 View (860) 530-6387
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Growing Well Counseling | Perinatal Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Marlborough, CT 06447
Wellness? While growing a family? What does that look like? Where do we begin? Now more than ever support for expectant and postpartum families is critical. Perhaps you have braved mental health issues for a long time, and now pregnancy, your conception journey, postpartum & world events are sending your anxiety or depression into a tailspin-it's just too much! You are not alone. We work with clients on fertility journeys, through pregnancy and postpartum- helping you find yourself again as you enter parenthood- this stuff is hard! Let's talk!
Wellness? While growing a family? What does that look like? Where do we begin? Now more than ever support for expectant and postpartum families is critical. Perhaps you have braved mental health issues for a long time, and now pregnancy, your conception journey, postpartum & world events are sending your anxiety or depression into a tailspin-it's just too much! You are not alone. We work with clients on fertility journeys, through pregnancy and postpartum- helping you find yourself again as you enter parenthood- this stuff is hard! Let's talk!
(860) 266-5919 View (860) 266-5919

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 06447

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 06447 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
85% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
65% Divorce

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Husky | CT BHP
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Aetna

How Therapists in 06447 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 06447?

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.