Therapists in Avon, CT

Photo of Jeanne C. Folks, DMin, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jeanne C. Folks
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPC
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a specialist in the treatment of psychological trauma, anxiety and depression, I know you need relief. With more than 40 years of clinical experience, my clients tell me they most appreciate my patience, insight, skill and good humor. I can help you find the person you were truly meant to be. Let go of old hurts and limiting beliefs. Heal and deepen your relationships and live a life filled with a clear and inspired sense of meaning and purpose. I have a limited number of reduced fee appointments available, allocated based on availability and significant need.
As a specialist in the treatment of psychological trauma, anxiety and depression, I know you need relief. With more than 40 years of clinical experience, my clients tell me they most appreciate my patience, insight, skill and good humor. I can help you find the person you were truly meant to be. Let go of old hurts and limiting beliefs. Heal and deepen your relationships and live a life filled with a clear and inspired sense of meaning and purpose. I have a limited number of reduced fee appointments available, allocated based on availability and significant need.
(860) 578-2220 View (860) 578-2220
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Sherry L Osadchey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001  (Online Only)
I am a fellow traveler on the path of healing. My own healing process informs my work as therapist as much as my different trainings have taught me. We cannot escape our past, but can use its teachings to open up our present and future. There is a wise person and healer within the limits our trauma has imposed upon us. Finding that inner resource is my vision for anyone choosing to work with me.
I am a fellow traveler on the path of healing. My own healing process informs my work as therapist as much as my different trainings have taught me. We cannot escape our past, but can use its teachings to open up our present and future. There is a wise person and healer within the limits our trauma has imposed upon us. Finding that inner resource is my vision for anyone choosing to work with me.
(860) 578-8939 View (860) 578-8939
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Joyce Day
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CAGS, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avon, CT 06001
I am a licensed therapist with over two decades of clinical experience. Whether you are looking for support through a challenging transition or are in of need guidance to support positive change, I can help. I have specialized training in mindfulness and integrative medicine for mental health. I work with clients from a strength based approach using several evidenced based clinical interventions, along with complimentary and alternative therapies to support and empower individuals to find pathways towards reaching their highest potential.
I am a licensed therapist with over two decades of clinical experience. Whether you are looking for support through a challenging transition or are in of need guidance to support positive change, I can help. I have specialized training in mindfulness and integrative medicine for mental health. I work with clients from a strength based approach using several evidenced based clinical interventions, along with complimentary and alternative therapies to support and empower individuals to find pathways towards reaching their highest potential.
(860) 775-7338 x102 View (860) 775-7338 x102
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U Are HEARD
LMFT
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001  (Online Only)
Does your high school or college student need some assistance? This can be very frustrating as providers are often booked and many campuses are short on staff and often unavailable when your student needs help. U ARE HEARD is the SOLUTION. We offer online therapy and coaching in an easy to use manner. We work within your students schedule and bring help directly to your student. We pride ourselves in getting students seen quickly and efficiently. We want to assist students who are overwhelmed and stresses, to be able to enjoy the experience of being a student to its fullest. Check us out at www.uareheard.com
Does your high school or college student need some assistance? This can be very frustrating as providers are often booked and many campuses are short on staff and often unavailable when your student needs help. U ARE HEARD is the SOLUTION. We offer online therapy and coaching in an easy to use manner. We work within your students schedule and bring help directly to your student. We pride ourselves in getting students seen quickly and efficiently. We want to assist students who are overwhelmed and stresses, to be able to enjoy the experience of being a student to its fullest. Check us out at www.uareheard.com
(860) 499-3243 View (860) 499-3243
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Ramon Vega de Jesus
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001
Now providing Telehealth in Spanish and English for ALL of Connecticut to anyone in need of help to navigate through anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, trauma and substance abuse. Individual, couples and family therapy. Husky/Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna accepted. Ahora se ofrecen servicios Telesalud en Español y en Inglés en TODO Connecticut a quienes necesiten ayuda navegando retos de ansiedad, depresión, trauma, comportamiento y abuso de sustancias. Terapia individual, de parejas, y familia. Planes de salud: Husky/Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield y Aetna.
Now providing Telehealth in Spanish and English for ALL of Connecticut to anyone in need of help to navigate through anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, trauma and substance abuse. Individual, couples and family therapy. Husky/Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna accepted. Ahora se ofrecen servicios Telesalud en Español y en Inglés en TODO Connecticut a quienes necesiten ayuda navegando retos de ansiedad, depresión, trauma, comportamiento y abuso de sustancias. Terapia individual, de parejas, y familia. Planes de salud: Husky/Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield y Aetna.
(959) 201-9188 View (959) 201-9188
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Jessica Marks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Avon, CT 06001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Interpersonal relationships shape the way we see and interact with the world around us. Experiencing trauma can turn our lives upside down and take a toll on our relationships. While each individual has a unique reaction to their circumstance, many feel vulnerable and confused about what is safe, others may be overwhelmed by feelings of hopelessness, anger, or depression. Trauma impacts the person who endured the experience and those that they love. I provide a nurturing environment that fosters emotional wellness and healing. A place where young people and families can acquire the skills necessary for lasting change.
Interpersonal relationships shape the way we see and interact with the world around us. Experiencing trauma can turn our lives upside down and take a toll on our relationships. While each individual has a unique reaction to their circumstance, many feel vulnerable and confused about what is safe, others may be overwhelmed by feelings of hopelessness, anger, or depression. Trauma impacts the person who endured the experience and those that they love. I provide a nurturing environment that fosters emotional wellness and healing. A place where young people and families can acquire the skills necessary for lasting change.
(959) 201-9431 View (959) 201-9431
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Tom Parkes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001
Welcome! I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety related issues, and Trauma/PTSD with adults and teens. I approach therapy in a way that is more than just talking, but highly experiential, present-centered, and focused on making change within and outside of session. Many of our wounds are relational, so establishing a secure and healthy therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of my work. I aim to cultivate a space where you feel unconditionally supported while also being challenged in a direct and kind manner.
Welcome! I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety related issues, and Trauma/PTSD with adults and teens. I approach therapy in a way that is more than just talking, but highly experiential, present-centered, and focused on making change within and outside of session. Many of our wounds are relational, so establishing a secure and healthy therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of my work. I aim to cultivate a space where you feel unconditionally supported while also being challenged in a direct and kind manner.
(860) 385-6303 View (860) 385-6303
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Felicia Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, MS, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Avon, CT 06001  (Online Only)
There’s a part of you that feels like you’re about to ​🅴🆇🅿🅻🅾🅳🅴​​​​​​​! You're stuck in a repetitive cycle with little improvement. You find it hard to smile sometimes and it makes you wonder when peace will arrive. You’re burnt out, too tired to hang with friends, too overwhelmed to play with your kids and the sight of your significant other is not helping. How long will continue with these repetitive cycles? This isn’t a healthy way to live and if you continue you may end up resenting the world and yourself. Operating from a place of discomfort is never easy and finding the help you deserve can be even harder.
There’s a part of you that feels like you’re about to ​🅴🆇🅿🅻🅾🅳🅴​​​​​​​! You're stuck in a repetitive cycle with little improvement. You find it hard to smile sometimes and it makes you wonder when peace will arrive. You’re burnt out, too tired to hang with friends, too overwhelmed to play with your kids and the sight of your significant other is not helping. How long will continue with these repetitive cycles? This isn’t a healthy way to live and if you continue you may end up resenting the world and yourself. Operating from a place of discomfort is never easy and finding the help you deserve can be even harder.
(959) 210-0826 x7 View (959) 210-0826 x7
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Dr. Jennifer Jondreau Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001
Everyone has a story to tell. Our life experiences make our ever-evolving story unique. And sometimes, those experiences are painful… Broken relationships that we fought hard to keep together. Hating the person we see when we look in the mirror. Constantly comparing our failures to others who seem to have it all together. It’s just one disappointing chapter after another.
Everyone has a story to tell. Our life experiences make our ever-evolving story unique. And sometimes, those experiences are painful… Broken relationships that we fought hard to keep together. Hating the person we see when we look in the mirror. Constantly comparing our failures to others who seem to have it all together. It’s just one disappointing chapter after another.
(860) 920-5565 View (860) 920-5565
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Krista Stiebel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with children and adolescents, as well as their families. My approach is strengths based and encompasses a number of treatment modalities to address the needs of the individual and family. My expertise focuses on treating anxiety disorders and depression. I provide strategies to offer relief using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques, Emotion Freedom Technique (Tapping) and mindfulness practices.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with children and adolescents, as well as their families. My approach is strengths based and encompasses a number of treatment modalities to address the needs of the individual and family. My expertise focuses on treating anxiety disorders and depression. I provide strategies to offer relief using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques, Emotion Freedom Technique (Tapping) and mindfulness practices.
(860) 821-4290 View (860) 821-4290
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Kathleen Wawrzyniak Webb
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avon, CT 06001
At Greater Hartford Wellness, we believe our work with clients is a collaborative endeavor. More specifically, we seek to collaborate with those who are motivated and curious to change. We bring empathy, expertise, and energy to every session. Successful therapeutic work is founded on a trusting relationship between a therapist and the client. We also aim to create a safe, affirming space for individuals of all cultural backgrounds and gender identities. As a provider, I support individuals to become their most authentic self, embracing all parts of self. Everyone deserves emotional health!
At Greater Hartford Wellness, we believe our work with clients is a collaborative endeavor. More specifically, we seek to collaborate with those who are motivated and curious to change. We bring empathy, expertise, and energy to every session. Successful therapeutic work is founded on a trusting relationship between a therapist and the client. We also aim to create a safe, affirming space for individuals of all cultural backgrounds and gender identities. As a provider, I support individuals to become their most authentic self, embracing all parts of self. Everyone deserves emotional health!
(860) 773-0581 x1 View (860) 773-0581 x1
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Dr. Jeff Chervenak
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PsyD, LADC
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001
Are you experiencing: anxiety, malaise, feeling stuck, indecision, less connected, angry, or a sense something is missing? Are your intimate relationships satisfying? Is doubling down on “getting back to basics” or are you still wrestling with abstinence? We don’t fail or struggle from a lack of desire or willpower. We fail or struggle from a lack of support. You likely need more support than AA, or an IOP provides. I provide a personal, customized approach that can improve the effectiveness of your other efforts dramatically. Getting and staying sober is so much more than putting down the substance.
Are you experiencing: anxiety, malaise, feeling stuck, indecision, less connected, angry, or a sense something is missing? Are your intimate relationships satisfying? Is doubling down on “getting back to basics” or are you still wrestling with abstinence? We don’t fail or struggle from a lack of desire or willpower. We fail or struggle from a lack of support. You likely need more support than AA, or an IOP provides. I provide a personal, customized approach that can improve the effectiveness of your other efforts dramatically. Getting and staying sober is so much more than putting down the substance.
(860) 362-2457 View (860) 362-2457
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Heather Latin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and related disorders including symptoms of panic, agoraphobia, worry, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma and depression. Additionally, I work with adults in navigating life stressors and to increase resiliency by developing coping strategies. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and I utilize mindfulness, cognitive flexibility and exposures strategies. I value the unique experience of every individual and enjoy a collaborative approach to the treatment process.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and related disorders including symptoms of panic, agoraphobia, worry, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma and depression. Additionally, I work with adults in navigating life stressors and to increase resiliency by developing coping strategies. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and I utilize mindfulness, cognitive flexibility and exposures strategies. I value the unique experience of every individual and enjoy a collaborative approach to the treatment process.
(860) 264-1036 View (860) 264-1036
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Marla Dakin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Avon, CT 06001
As a parent, you've been worried about what you see your teen going through. The excessive anxiety about school, relationships, and the struggle to adjust to any change in routine. Their stress level is high and they isolate from friends and family. You watch them play video games, scroll through social media and binge on Netfilx, but they never tell you what's going on. That's the scariest part. You want to help them, but you can't break through. And on top of that, the pandemic. You know it can't continue like this any longer.
As a parent, you've been worried about what you see your teen going through. The excessive anxiety about school, relationships, and the struggle to adjust to any change in routine. Their stress level is high and they isolate from friends and family. You watch them play video games, scroll through social media and binge on Netfilx, but they never tell you what's going on. That's the scariest part. You want to help them, but you can't break through. And on top of that, the pandemic. You know it can't continue like this any longer.
(860) 200-2050 View (860) 200-2050
Photo of Diane Tobin, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Diane Tobin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001
Welcome! Are you looking to find purpose in your life? By looking at the healing process through guidance and understanding to focus on overcoming a problem you may be facing is where I can help you best. By analyzing your situation and focusing on goal oriented work you can push through to over come! I am licensed in Connecticut with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear
Welcome! Are you looking to find purpose in your life? By looking at the healing process through guidance and understanding to focus on overcoming a problem you may be facing is where I can help you best. By analyzing your situation and focusing on goal oriented work you can push through to over come! I am licensed in Connecticut with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear
(860) 485-7228 View (860) 485-7228
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Carol Stansfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001
Not accepting new clients
At Creative Solutions Counseling, LLC, we work with children and their families to develop the skills they need to lead happy, healthy lives. We provide real solutions for daily living so children can thrive at home, in school and in life. Our approach is fun and engaging, skills-based and strengths-focused. Our top priority is to prepare kids to meet life's challenges by giving them the tools and support they need to live up to their true potential.
At Creative Solutions Counseling, LLC, we work with children and their families to develop the skills they need to lead happy, healthy lives. We provide real solutions for daily living so children can thrive at home, in school and in life. Our approach is fun and engaging, skills-based and strengths-focused. Our top priority is to prepare kids to meet life's challenges by giving them the tools and support they need to live up to their true potential.
(860) 661-1205 View (860) 661-1205
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Douglas Lampert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, AADC
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001
Have you ever found yourself somewhere, looked around, and ask, “How did I get here?” We all learn and develop strategies in life that help us navigate. Sometimes they become less helpful over time, but difficult to change. If you are looking for a new direction, a better way, a new beginning, Maybe I can help. I am a licensed professional counselor certified in advanced alcohol and drug counseling. I have diverse experiences working in a variety of person-centered fields, including hospital settings, private practice and group homes.
Have you ever found yourself somewhere, looked around, and ask, “How did I get here?” We all learn and develop strategies in life that help us navigate. Sometimes they become less helpful over time, but difficult to change. If you are looking for a new direction, a better way, a new beginning, Maybe I can help. I am a licensed professional counselor certified in advanced alcohol and drug counseling. I have diverse experiences working in a variety of person-centered fields, including hospital settings, private practice and group homes.
(860) 729-7078 View (860) 729-7078
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Bonnie Scranton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST, CSE
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001  (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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Shannon Marone | Holistic Art Therapist + Herbalist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Avon, CT 06001
I enjoy working with women who are looking to find their life work and soul's calling. Who desire a stronger connection to the earth and their ancestors and have a desire to slow down. I often work with women who carry a great deal of stress in their bodies from past trauma - showing up as autoimmune and hormonal issues. We will work together to find the root of the symptoms arising to allow for healing. My focus is on helping you find meaning in your life while fostering a sense of purpose. We will work together to build your own personal narrative through the use of art, nature, writing and meditation.
I enjoy working with women who are looking to find their life work and soul's calling. Who desire a stronger connection to the earth and their ancestors and have a desire to slow down. I often work with women who carry a great deal of stress in their bodies from past trauma - showing up as autoimmune and hormonal issues. We will work together to find the root of the symptoms arising to allow for healing. My focus is on helping you find meaning in your life while fostering a sense of purpose. We will work together to build your own personal narrative through the use of art, nature, writing and meditation.
(860) 498-4525 View (860) 498-4525
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Sue Eisenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Avon, CT 06001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If getting through each day feels like a struggle, you may be experiencing depression, anxiety or perhaps grief. You may be feeling alone, isolated and badly about yourself. I get it. I will work with you to help alleviate the emotional pain you feel and will support you in taking steps to build a new fulfilling life.
If getting through each day feels like a struggle, you may be experiencing depression, anxiety or perhaps grief. You may be feeling alone, isolated and badly about yourself. I get it. I will work with you to help alleviate the emotional pain you feel and will support you in taking steps to build a new fulfilling life.
(860) 864-5567 View (860) 864-5567

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Avon, CT

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Avon, CT who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
71% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Husky | CT BHP
60% Aetna
58% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Avon, CT see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Avon?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.