Therapists in Berlin, CT

Photo of Danielle Urciullo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Danielle Urciullo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037
Embrace your lived experiences is definitely my motto! I am also a strong advocate that there is enormous strength that emerges from having empowering relationships in your life. We can work to analyze, navigate, and find these relationships. This will allow you to live a life with increased connection and vibrance. I approach sessions from holistic, psychodynamic, and harm-reduction perspectives. I aim to be anti-racist, feminist, trans-accepting, sober questioning, and understanding of those who are voice hearers. In sum, all are welcome here!
Embrace your lived experiences is definitely my motto! I am also a strong advocate that there is enormous strength that emerges from having empowering relationships in your life. We can work to analyze, navigate, and find these relationships. This will allow you to live a life with increased connection and vibrance. I approach sessions from holistic, psychodynamic, and harm-reduction perspectives. I aim to be anti-racist, feminist, trans-accepting, sober questioning, and understanding of those who are voice hearers. In sum, all are welcome here!
(857) 997-9180 View (857) 997-9180
Photo of undefined - Vibrant Soul LLC, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Vibrant Soul LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037
Are you looking to enrich the inner you so your Vibrant Soul can shine and radiate into the world? Are you tired of not feeling like yourself, struggling with daily challenges and or feelings? I am here to assist you, to listen and offer guidance. Taking the first step towards healing is always hard, but you made it this far so you are STRONGER than you think. My goal is to help enrich the inner you where your mind, body and Vibrant Soul align. To help untangle the challenges that have been holding you back. To reach a sense of fulfillment and gratitude that you DESIRE and DESERVE.
Are you looking to enrich the inner you so your Vibrant Soul can shine and radiate into the world? Are you tired of not feeling like yourself, struggling with daily challenges and or feelings? I am here to assist you, to listen and offer guidance. Taking the first step towards healing is always hard, but you made it this far so you are STRONGER than you think. My goal is to help enrich the inner you where your mind, body and Vibrant Soul align. To help untangle the challenges that have been holding you back. To reach a sense of fulfillment and gratitude that you DESIRE and DESERVE.
(860) 530-2918 View (860) 530-2918
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Sue Richmond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I use a model of psychotherapy that helps people understand how they’ve come to take on certain beliefs and behaviors over their life course. The goal of this work is to be able to unburden those beliefs and behaviors that have led one to experience unhappiness, interpersonal difficulties, and at times, dissatisfaction with life. I encourage clients to cultivate a genuine and authentic approach to life, regardless of earlier contradictory messages. I bring a holistic approach to psychological wellness, viewing people within the context of their whole lives. My philosophy is that all problems can improve when addressed within a compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic context.
I use a model of psychotherapy that helps people understand how they’ve come to take on certain beliefs and behaviors over their life course. The goal of this work is to be able to unburden those beliefs and behaviors that have led one to experience unhappiness, interpersonal difficulties, and at times, dissatisfaction with life. I encourage clients to cultivate a genuine and authentic approach to life, regardless of earlier contradictory messages. I bring a holistic approach to psychological wellness, viewing people within the context of their whole lives. My philosophy is that all problems can improve when addressed within a compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic context.
(860) 724-4929 View (860) 724-4929
Photo of Marisa Lindsey, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marisa Lindsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037
I work with folks who wish to: address and heal the traumatic experiences impacting their mental, emotional, energetic, and physical wellbeing; to bring clarity to and treat the symptoms of a mental health diagnosis; to address and overcome fear in some aspect of their lives; to navigate uncertainty and transition in their professional careers; to overcome personal limitations and strengthen their artistic, creative, spiritual, divinatory, or magical practice or craft; to improve their relationships with other people, whether human or other-than-human, living or ancestral, and strengthen their connection with the land they live on.
I work with folks who wish to: address and heal the traumatic experiences impacting their mental, emotional, energetic, and physical wellbeing; to bring clarity to and treat the symptoms of a mental health diagnosis; to address and overcome fear in some aspect of their lives; to navigate uncertainty and transition in their professional careers; to overcome personal limitations and strengthen their artistic, creative, spiritual, divinatory, or magical practice or craft; to improve their relationships with other people, whether human or other-than-human, living or ancestral, and strengthen their connection with the land they live on.
(860) 467-0075 View (860) 467-0075
Photo of Andrea Milewski, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Andrea Milewski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037
Waitlist for new clients
**WAITLIST ONLY** I believe that each of us have the resources inside ourselves to overcome the obstacles that we are presented and reach our goals. With everything that life can throw our way, it is sometimes hard to access those resources. This can leave us feeling stuck, uneasy, and defeated. I strive to create a safe, supportive space and collaborative partnership to help with the tools needed to uncover those resources and create the life you want and deserve. I believe in the power of connection, meeting someone where they are and moving forward together on a journey of healing and growth.
**WAITLIST ONLY** I believe that each of us have the resources inside ourselves to overcome the obstacles that we are presented and reach our goals. With everything that life can throw our way, it is sometimes hard to access those resources. This can leave us feeling stuck, uneasy, and defeated. I strive to create a safe, supportive space and collaborative partnership to help with the tools needed to uncover those resources and create the life you want and deserve. I believe in the power of connection, meeting someone where they are and moving forward together on a journey of healing and growth.
(860) 390-4722 View (860) 390-4722
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Nurjhan Spence
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that we all are doing the best we can with the resources and knowledge we have. In today’s world, relationships, work, and societal pressures can create challenges that make us feel like our best is never enough. I believe that we all have it in us to overcome life’s challenges. It is my mission to work with you to learn and develop the resources you need to thrive. I believe therapy to be a collaborative effort and I strive to facilitate an environment in which you feel safe and can realize your fullest potential.
I believe that we all are doing the best we can with the resources and knowledge we have. In today’s world, relationships, work, and societal pressures can create challenges that make us feel like our best is never enough. I believe that we all have it in us to overcome life’s challenges. It is my mission to work with you to learn and develop the resources you need to thrive. I believe therapy to be a collaborative effort and I strive to facilitate an environment in which you feel safe and can realize your fullest potential.
(860) 362-2414 View (860) 362-2414
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Bruce R Nash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037
Each person's path to therapy is unique, therefore so is my approach. I have extensive training in helping people who struggle with many forms of depression, anxiety, childhood pain, self-esteem, relationship stresses and trauma. Whenever your concerns may have started in life, we can address them openly and with the patience and kindness you deserve. My approach is direct in nature, while also being very supportive in order to treat the whole person. In session, you'll experience the traditional methods of psychotherapy, as well as integrated meditation, mindfulness and other strategies to help the process as needed.
Each person's path to therapy is unique, therefore so is my approach. I have extensive training in helping people who struggle with many forms of depression, anxiety, childhood pain, self-esteem, relationship stresses and trauma. Whenever your concerns may have started in life, we can address them openly and with the patience and kindness you deserve. My approach is direct in nature, while also being very supportive in order to treat the whole person. In session, you'll experience the traditional methods of psychotherapy, as well as integrated meditation, mindfulness and other strategies to help the process as needed.
(860) 866-5215 View (860) 866-5215
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Emalie Reinert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037
Not accepting new clients
I believe in working collaboratively with clients, families, groups, etc. I believe in the power of connections and relationships. I believe in the beauty of finding hope and working towards healing. I believe in making mental health a priority. I am open to exploring a variety of techniques and experiences to help facilitate growth and change!
I believe in working collaboratively with clients, families, groups, etc. I believe in the power of connections and relationships. I believe in the beauty of finding hope and working towards healing. I believe in making mental health a priority. I am open to exploring a variety of techniques and experiences to help facilitate growth and change!
(959) 210-5424 View (959) 210-5424
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Morgan Ortiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037  (Online Only)
Since no two individuals are the same, I utilize an integrative approach to tailor my clinical work to each client’s unique needs. In addition to individual work, I have experience working with families, couples and those in polyamorous relationships. I have extensive training in sex therapy and often utilize my training to assist to individuals with sexual health and intimacy concerns as well as those looking to address intimacy issues within their relationship.
Since no two individuals are the same, I utilize an integrative approach to tailor my clinical work to each client’s unique needs. In addition to individual work, I have experience working with families, couples and those in polyamorous relationships. I have extensive training in sex therapy and often utilize my training to assist to individuals with sexual health and intimacy concerns as well as those looking to address intimacy issues within their relationship.
(475) 262-9637 View (475) 262-9637
Photo of Breanna Hunter, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Breanna Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037
Life is filled with ups and downs, often times not knowing where to turn for guidance. It is also filled with transitions, challenging relationships and other stressful events. As the STAR of your story, you aspire to develop a sense of peace and confidence in your decision-making which will enhance your quality of life.
Life is filled with ups and downs, often times not knowing where to turn for guidance. It is also filled with transitions, challenging relationships and other stressful events. As the STAR of your story, you aspire to develop a sense of peace and confidence in your decision-making which will enhance your quality of life.
(860) 784-7540 View (860) 784-7540
Photo of Katharine Smulski, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Katharine Smulski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037  (Online Only)
I have been supporting individuals facing life's challenges for the last couple of years through telehealth services and currently have immediate daytime availability. I offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults and couples to explore their emotions in order to feel empowered in their own lives. Whether it's managing stress, navigating relationships, or coping with anxiety and depression, I provide personalized support tailored to each client's unique needs. In working at Coastal Connecticut Counseling, I have been able to address the barriers that many people face when seeking support.
I have been supporting individuals facing life's challenges for the last couple of years through telehealth services and currently have immediate daytime availability. I offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults and couples to explore their emotions in order to feel empowered in their own lives. Whether it's managing stress, navigating relationships, or coping with anxiety and depression, I provide personalized support tailored to each client's unique needs. In working at Coastal Connecticut Counseling, I have been able to address the barriers that many people face when seeking support.
(860) 362-3740 View (860) 362-3740
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Nicole Grant
Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037
Have you felt lost or discouraged due to difficult transitions in your life? If you feel depressed, anxious, or apathetic about your current circumstances, I can assist in navigating these feelings. I want to help you gain insight into your mental health symptoms and work toward positive change. It can be difficult facing adversity, but I will support you in tapping into your resilience and building self-esteem to manage your emotions and problem solve. I want to allow individuals to be vulnerable and authentic in who they are to gain a sense of self and confidence.
Have you felt lost or discouraged due to difficult transitions in your life? If you feel depressed, anxious, or apathetic about your current circumstances, I can assist in navigating these feelings. I want to help you gain insight into your mental health symptoms and work toward positive change. It can be difficult facing adversity, but I will support you in tapping into your resilience and building self-esteem to manage your emotions and problem solve. I want to allow individuals to be vulnerable and authentic in who they are to gain a sense of self and confidence.
(860) 200-2249 View (860) 200-2249
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Diverse Minds Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037
Have you been feeling increasingly anxious due to recent changes in your life? Are you feeling unmotivated, uninspired or having difficulty with finding your purpose in life? Has it been harder for you to get out of bed in the mornings because you’ve been feeling down? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, I’m here to help. I utilize a friendly approach which includes compassion, humor and a number of evidence-based interventions and techniques which will help you to meet your goals. It’s incredibly liberating to begin to understand your own story.
Have you been feeling increasingly anxious due to recent changes in your life? Are you feeling unmotivated, uninspired or having difficulty with finding your purpose in life? Has it been harder for you to get out of bed in the mornings because you’ve been feeling down? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, I’m here to help. I utilize a friendly approach which includes compassion, humor and a number of evidence-based interventions and techniques which will help you to meet your goals. It’s incredibly liberating to begin to understand your own story.
(860) 891-2768 View (860) 891-2768
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Breanne Schnepf accepting New Clients
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037  (Online Only)
Breanne is a counselor licensed in CT with 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. She takes an eclectic approach to treating a variety of client concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, trauma, parenting, and more. Breanne has worked with many clients to help them realize their wellness goals and to improve their life satisfaction.
Breanne is a counselor licensed in CT with 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. She takes an eclectic approach to treating a variety of client concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, trauma, parenting, and more. Breanne has worked with many clients to help them realize their wellness goals and to improve their life satisfaction.
(860) 821-7852 View (860) 821-7852
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Kyrsti Ann Tam
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients with immediate availability. I am a Trauma/EMDR therapist. Do you feel like traumas you've experienced are controlling your life? Do you notice hyper-vigilance or constantly feeling on edge? It's exhausting. Anxiety, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, headaches...etc. Maybe you can’t link these symptoms to a specific experience, but you know something is off. Maybe you’ve tried talk therapy & it just didn’t help. You just want to break free from symptoms & cycles keeping you stuck so you can move forward. Trauma therapy can help.
Currently accepting new clients with immediate availability. I am a Trauma/EMDR therapist. Do you feel like traumas you've experienced are controlling your life? Do you notice hyper-vigilance or constantly feeling on edge? It's exhausting. Anxiety, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, headaches...etc. Maybe you can’t link these symptoms to a specific experience, but you know something is off. Maybe you’ve tried talk therapy & it just didn’t help. You just want to break free from symptoms & cycles keeping you stuck so you can move forward. Trauma therapy can help.
(860) 809-5034 View (860) 809-5034
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James William Osborne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist, clinical director, clinical supervisor, trainer and consultant. I am trained in Gestalt Therapy, Jungian Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and EMDR. I work with individuals (primarily adults) treating trauma, co-occurring disorders, chronic and severe mental health disorders. I work with families with intellectual/developmental disorders. I have extensive experience working with veterans, active duty personnel and their families. I am also a Viet Nam Era veteran.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist, clinical director, clinical supervisor, trainer and consultant. I am trained in Gestalt Therapy, Jungian Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and EMDR. I work with individuals (primarily adults) treating trauma, co-occurring disorders, chronic and severe mental health disorders. I work with families with intellectual/developmental disorders. I have extensive experience working with veterans, active duty personnel and their families. I am also a Viet Nam Era veteran.
(860) 650-1401 View (860) 650-1401
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Green Lotus Creative Healing Center LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037
Limited Availability! Welcome to the Green Lotus and moving toward making a positive change! The Green Lotus provides art therapy and counseling services to individuals and families. We at the Green Lotus provide services to all age ranges and diversities. As a small, woman owned, private practice, we see people who struggle with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, trauma, work and home stressors, and perinatal concerns, such as infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. All of us at the Green Lotus are Art Therapists and pride ourselves on offering an alternative to traditional talk therapy.
Limited Availability! Welcome to the Green Lotus and moving toward making a positive change! The Green Lotus provides art therapy and counseling services to individuals and families. We at the Green Lotus provide services to all age ranges and diversities. As a small, woman owned, private practice, we see people who struggle with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, trauma, work and home stressors, and perinatal concerns, such as infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. All of us at the Green Lotus are Art Therapists and pride ourselves on offering an alternative to traditional talk therapy.
(860) 879-3558 View (860) 879-3558
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Stephanie S Paul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berlin, CT 06037  (Online Only)
I use a holistic approach to therapy. I primarily utilize a method called Internal Family Systems therapy to help each client gain access to understanding how they have come to take on certain beliefs and behaviors in their lifetime that have led to unhappiness, dissatisfaction and emotional burden. I believe that by assisting clients to connect with themselves and release these burdens, they can then be empowered to live a life that is authentically led with confidence, clarity, creativity, courage, compassion, curiosity and calm.
I use a holistic approach to therapy. I primarily utilize a method called Internal Family Systems therapy to help each client gain access to understanding how they have come to take on certain beliefs and behaviors in their lifetime that have led to unhappiness, dissatisfaction and emotional burden. I believe that by assisting clients to connect with themselves and release these burdens, they can then be empowered to live a life that is authentically led with confidence, clarity, creativity, courage, compassion, curiosity and calm.
(860) 485-7853 View (860) 485-7853
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Arriel Fontanez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a journey and I believe the most important first step is to develop a partnership between client and therapist to ensure we can work together to achieve your goals. My approach begins with taking the time to understand each, unique individual and to provide a safe and comfortable environment. As we work together to navigate life's challenges we will explore your inner strengths and positive qualities to make lasting change.
Therapy is a journey and I believe the most important first step is to develop a partnership between client and therapist to ensure we can work together to achieve your goals. My approach begins with taking the time to understand each, unique individual and to provide a safe and comfortable environment. As we work together to navigate life's challenges we will explore your inner strengths and positive qualities to make lasting change.
(860) 936-9502 View (860) 936-9502
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Madeline Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berlin, CT 06037
It’s the Spanglish for me! At Wild Orchid Wellness, LLC (W.O.W), we have a strong desire to deliver culturally competent and inclusive behavioral health services to individuals and families of all backgrounds and ages. We believe that understanding and respecting our differences help us become better people and builds stronger, safer communities and employment opportunities. We are bilingual bi-cultural therapists we speak Spanish, Polish and English fluently and provide culturally responsive services (hablamos español, mówimy po polsku). We are currently accepting new clients.
It’s the Spanglish for me! At Wild Orchid Wellness, LLC (W.O.W), we have a strong desire to deliver culturally competent and inclusive behavioral health services to individuals and families of all backgrounds and ages. We believe that understanding and respecting our differences help us become better people and builds stronger, safer communities and employment opportunities. We are bilingual bi-cultural therapists we speak Spanish, Polish and English fluently and provide culturally responsive services (hablamos español, mówimy po polsku). We are currently accepting new clients.
(860) 390-4673 View (860) 390-4673

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Number of Therapists in Berlin, CT

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Berlin, CT who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
85% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
74% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Cigna and Evernorth
86% Husky | CT BHP
74% Aetna

How Therapists in Berlin, CT see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Berlin?

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.