Therapists in Madison, CT

Photo of Michael F. Hinkley, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Madison, CT
Michael F. Hinkley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LMSW, LADC, STL, MA
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Addiction compromises a person causing pain. You may be finding it hard to make the changes required to address a substance addiction. You can build one layer of foundation at a time so that your recovery can have a strong foundation. You may be isolating from others, experiencing a poor diet or one bad decision after another, this is normal in addiction. Your unique story of Alcoholism or Drug Addiction happened in stages, a slippery slope, that only gets worse. But there's good news, you are taking the time to consider getting help now, maybe again, and that's where your recovery starts. You are able to change starting now.
Addiction compromises a person causing pain. You may be finding it hard to make the changes required to address a substance addiction. You can build one layer of foundation at a time so that your recovery can have a strong foundation. You may be isolating from others, experiencing a poor diet or one bad decision after another, this is normal in addiction. Your unique story of Alcoholism or Drug Addiction happened in stages, a slippery slope, that only gets worse. But there's good news, you are taking the time to consider getting help now, maybe again, and that's where your recovery starts. You are able to change starting now.
(203) 871-3296 View (203) 871-3296
Photo of Jessica G. Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Madison, CT
Jessica G. Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, CT 06443
Jessica Miller is independently licensed in Connecticut as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and in New York as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She has dedicated her career to treating people with mental health issues, substance abuse and dual diagnoses. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus where she also received her Master of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude in Mental Health Counseling.
Jessica Miller is independently licensed in Connecticut as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and in New York as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She has dedicated her career to treating people with mental health issues, substance abuse and dual diagnoses. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus where she also received her Master of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude in Mental Health Counseling.
(203) 896-8976 View (203) 896-8976
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Paul Battles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MTBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, CT 06443
I believe that we all have the innate power to change our own lives. To do this, we need to understand, accept and make peace with our past, and realize that it does not control us. We live right now. Regardless of what has come before, we have choices now, and the choices we make today create who we become tomorrow.
I believe that we all have the innate power to change our own lives. To do this, we need to understand, accept and make peace with our past, and realize that it does not control us. We live right now. Regardless of what has come before, we have choices now, and the choices we make today create who we become tomorrow.
(959) 208-4138 View (959) 208-4138
Photo of Kelly A. Leach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Madison, CT
Kelly A. Leach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Do you constantly feel the weight of self-doubt? Do you feel stuck, sad or anxious? As a dedicated therapist specializing in empowering teens and adults, I recognize that these struggles can have a significant impact on your overall well-being. They can affect your relationships, work and school performance, and even your ability to enjoy life's simple pleasures. I will work closely with you to treat what’s troubling you most - your anxiety, depression, lack of self-esteem and/or tendency towards perfectionism. I can help you gain valuable insights into the root of your struggles.
Do you constantly feel the weight of self-doubt? Do you feel stuck, sad or anxious? As a dedicated therapist specializing in empowering teens and adults, I recognize that these struggles can have a significant impact on your overall well-being. They can affect your relationships, work and school performance, and even your ability to enjoy life's simple pleasures. I will work closely with you to treat what’s troubling you most - your anxiety, depression, lack of self-esteem and/or tendency towards perfectionism. I can help you gain valuable insights into the root of your struggles.
(860) 333-5605 View (860) 333-5605
Photo of Chris Withington, Pre-Licensed Professional in Madison, CT
Chris Withington
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Chris has experience with and is adept at helping and educating families that are impacted by the family disease of addiction. As a man in long-term recovery, his life experience has motivated him to help others as they embark on their own journey in recovery. Chris earned his Associates Degree and his DARC Certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor from Gateway Community College and completed his internship at Connecticut Valley Hospital.
Chris has experience with and is adept at helping and educating families that are impacted by the family disease of addiction. As a man in long-term recovery, his life experience has motivated him to help others as they embark on their own journey in recovery. Chris earned his Associates Degree and his DARC Certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor from Gateway Community College and completed his internship at Connecticut Valley Hospital.
(203) 896-8935 x108 View (203) 896-8935 x108
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Michelle M Reynolds
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
At some point in our lives, we all feel overwhelmed, overburdened, and sometimes even stuck. It can seem like stress is preventing us from living the life we want, and our thoughts, feelings, or habits are holding us back. Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, relationship conflicts, work-home balance, or health issues, I can help you find your way through a difficult period. You can live more fully by gaining new perspective, clarifying your values, effectively managing stress, and taking action toward your goals. I help people build better and richer lives.
At some point in our lives, we all feel overwhelmed, overburdened, and sometimes even stuck. It can seem like stress is preventing us from living the life we want, and our thoughts, feelings, or habits are holding us back. Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, relationship conflicts, work-home balance, or health issues, I can help you find your way through a difficult period. You can live more fully by gaining new perspective, clarifying your values, effectively managing stress, and taking action toward your goals. I help people build better and richer lives.
(475) 252-8490 View (475) 252-8490
Photo of Joanna Karp, Marriage & Family Therapist in Madison, CT
Joanna Karp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443  (Online Only)
As a certified Emotionally Focused Couples therapist and a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have over 20 years of experience in the field of psychology. My training includes HFI Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Voice Dialogue (parts work) with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, EMDR (levels one and two), advanced certification in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), mindfulness-based meditation, and advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I enjoy working with couples and individual adults.
As a certified Emotionally Focused Couples therapist and a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have over 20 years of experience in the field of psychology. My training includes HFI Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Voice Dialogue (parts work) with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, EMDR (levels one and two), advanced certification in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), mindfulness-based meditation, and advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I enjoy working with couples and individual adults.
(860) 607-1915 View (860) 607-1915
Photo of Nicole Eastwood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Madison, CT
Nicole Eastwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
I adjust to my clients, meeting them where they are when they begin while pushing them forward and onto accomplishing their goals. I balance tenderness with truth and believe strongly that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in success.
I adjust to my clients, meeting them where they are when they begin while pushing them forward and onto accomplishing their goals. I balance tenderness with truth and believe strongly that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in success.
(833) 590-0971 View (833) 590-0971
Photo of Janel Lynch Bacon, Marriage & Family Therapist in Madison, CT
Janel Lynch Bacon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and my specialty is figuring out what needs to be done to affect change. I use a variety of techniques to help my clients identify the patterns that are disrupting the quality of their lives. I will work with you to form a therapeutic relationship and will "meet you where you are" emotionally and psychologically. I will help you learn to shift behaviors that are not serving you well, and assist you in achieving your full personal potential.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and my specialty is figuring out what needs to be done to affect change. I use a variety of techniques to help my clients identify the patterns that are disrupting the quality of their lives. I will work with you to form a therapeutic relationship and will "meet you where you are" emotionally and psychologically. I will help you learn to shift behaviors that are not serving you well, and assist you in achieving your full personal potential.
(860) 254-6099 View (860) 254-6099
Photo of Mary Beth Golja, Marriage & Family Therapist in Madison, CT
Mary Beth Golja
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, CT 06443
Looking for a safe place to regain your footing and let go of old patterns that hold you back? I have been practicing psychotherapy for 29 years. My practice is relationship based and heart centered.After working in various residential settings with adolescents, I grew to believe in the resilience and strength of the human spirit.Working with both traditional and nontraditional techniques, I can assist you in discovering your true potential. With a background in family systems, I believe that by letting go of patterns learned in childhood and rewriting old messages, therapy can free you to live your life more productively.
Looking for a safe place to regain your footing and let go of old patterns that hold you back? I have been practicing psychotherapy for 29 years. My practice is relationship based and heart centered.After working in various residential settings with adolescents, I grew to believe in the resilience and strength of the human spirit.Working with both traditional and nontraditional techniques, I can assist you in discovering your true potential. With a background in family systems, I believe that by letting go of patterns learned in childhood and rewriting old messages, therapy can free you to live your life more productively.
(203) 680-3575 View (203) 680-3575
Photo of Michelle Hufner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Madison, CT
Michelle Hufner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Hello and welcome! I'm Michelle, a seasoned therapist with over 20 years of experience, dedicated to supporting you on your journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. With my extensive background in mental health and addictions, I'm equipped to help you navigate life's challenges and discover the strengths within you. My approach is rooted in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we'll work to understand your experiences and develop strategies to overcome obstacles.
Hello and welcome! I'm Michelle, a seasoned therapist with over 20 years of experience, dedicated to supporting you on your journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. With my extensive background in mental health and addictions, I'm equipped to help you navigate life's challenges and discover the strengths within you. My approach is rooted in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we'll work to understand your experiences and develop strategies to overcome obstacles.
(804) 322-7270 View (804) 322-7270
Photo of Leslie Hunt Palumbo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Madison, CT
Leslie Hunt Palumbo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Leslie Hunt Palumbo, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of change and the unexpected. Have you been blindsided by one of the many curveballs life can throw at you? Do you feel overwhelmed, lost, or directionless? Realigning after a huge change- be it the loss of a loved one, separation/divorce, job change, health shift, or even college graduation- can be a challenging process. I love to help people adjust, grow, and transform though these shifts, seeing the forest through the trees to come to a fuller, more centered perspective on all that life still has to offer. Finding our way back to peace can be demanding and we could all use some support in this process.
Life is full of change and the unexpected. Have you been blindsided by one of the many curveballs life can throw at you? Do you feel overwhelmed, lost, or directionless? Realigning after a huge change- be it the loss of a loved one, separation/divorce, job change, health shift, or even college graduation- can be a challenging process. I love to help people adjust, grow, and transform though these shifts, seeing the forest through the trees to come to a fuller, more centered perspective on all that life still has to offer. Finding our way back to peace can be demanding and we could all use some support in this process.
(203) 896-8844 View (203) 896-8844
Photo of Nuriye Rumeli, Licensed Professional Counselor in Madison, CT
Nuriye Rumeli
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Madison, CT 06443
Do you find yourself avoiding intimacy or feeling anxious in social situations? Do you notice that past wounds prevent you from connecting and being in the present? Perhaps you forgot how and who to trust? Are you feeling intense anger, sadness, hopelessness, or frustration? These feelings are not going away despite talking to friends / family. You like you are in a hamster wheel. You are blaming yourself for what happened and feel unworthy of love. Trauma anniversaries bring flashbacks, nightmares, or even feeling "jumpy" triggered at times. Just know that you aren't alone in this!
Do you find yourself avoiding intimacy or feeling anxious in social situations? Do you notice that past wounds prevent you from connecting and being in the present? Perhaps you forgot how and who to trust? Are you feeling intense anger, sadness, hopelessness, or frustration? These feelings are not going away despite talking to friends / family. You like you are in a hamster wheel. You are blaming yourself for what happened and feel unworthy of love. Trauma anniversaries bring flashbacks, nightmares, or even feeling "jumpy" triggered at times. Just know that you aren't alone in this!
(860) 356-3947 View (860) 356-3947
Photo of Daniel Mirandi, Licensed Professional Counselor in Madison, CT
Daniel Mirandi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Madison, CT 06443
For the last 12 years I've enjoyed working in the non-profit sector helping people from various backgrounds. My therapy style is non-judgmental and relaxed in which I try to meet people where they are at. I help people address a number of concerns ranging from enhancing their self-esteem and coping skills to treating Trauma, Anxiety, Grief, and severe Depression. I'm experienced with helping adults communicate with other generations within their family and gaining healthier relationships. Over the years I've also fostered skills designed for helping men and women address a variety of challenges.
For the last 12 years I've enjoyed working in the non-profit sector helping people from various backgrounds. My therapy style is non-judgmental and relaxed in which I try to meet people where they are at. I help people address a number of concerns ranging from enhancing their self-esteem and coping skills to treating Trauma, Anxiety, Grief, and severe Depression. I'm experienced with helping adults communicate with other generations within their family and gaining healthier relationships. Over the years I've also fostered skills designed for helping men and women address a variety of challenges.
(203) 490-0345 View (203) 490-0345
Photo of Joyce Gendler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Madison, CT
Joyce Gendler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, REAT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, CT 06443
In the face of some of life’s most challenging moments, it is important to remember that you can always build new understanding, awareness, and resilience. Therapy—especially when rooted in a trusting therapeutic relationship—is a place designed to do just that. As a therapist, I support people who grapple with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, relationship issues, and a variety of other challenges. It is of the utmost importance to me that you experience a sense of safety and belonging as we work together, using inquiry, compassion, connection and collaboration as guideposts as we explore your questions and concerns.
In the face of some of life’s most challenging moments, it is important to remember that you can always build new understanding, awareness, and resilience. Therapy—especially when rooted in a trusting therapeutic relationship—is a place designed to do just that. As a therapist, I support people who grapple with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, relationship issues, and a variety of other challenges. It is of the utmost importance to me that you experience a sense of safety and belonging as we work together, using inquiry, compassion, connection and collaboration as guideposts as we explore your questions and concerns.
(475) 255-6492 View (475) 255-6492
Photo of Jason Bedford, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Madison, CT
Jason Bedford
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS , LADC
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Gratitude, and feeling that we have the ability to achieve whatever gives us a sense of purpose - also known as Agency - are two pillars of a peaceful, and happy life. Let's find your way to these, using research based modalities like CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I have years of experience working with clients who present not only with substance use disorder, but also with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, attatchment issues, emotional regulation challenges, and many other disorders. My clients consistently report that they feel better as a result of our work together.
Gratitude, and feeling that we have the ability to achieve whatever gives us a sense of purpose - also known as Agency - are two pillars of a peaceful, and happy life. Let's find your way to these, using research based modalities like CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I have years of experience working with clients who present not only with substance use disorder, but also with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, attatchment issues, emotional regulation challenges, and many other disorders. My clients consistently report that they feel better as a result of our work together.
(203) 871-0398 View (203) 871-0398
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Beth Breck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Are you looking for an experienced therapist? I work with a range of issues. Behavioral problems, work/ family balance, grief, marital/ relationship issues, family therapy, parent-child, infidelity, sexual issues, alcohol/ drug abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety/ panic, emotional/ mental disorders, financial difficulties, life transitions, loss, PTSD, anger management and issues within judicial systems. Acknowledge the problem...Experience the solution. I love my work and problem solving with clients. My work strives to achieve a healthy lifestyle for my clients. I help clients achieve their behavioral goals within the brief compass of six to ten sessions.
Are you looking for an experienced therapist? I work with a range of issues. Behavioral problems, work/ family balance, grief, marital/ relationship issues, family therapy, parent-child, infidelity, sexual issues, alcohol/ drug abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety/ panic, emotional/ mental disorders, financial difficulties, life transitions, loss, PTSD, anger management and issues within judicial systems. Acknowledge the problem...Experience the solution. I love my work and problem solving with clients. My work strives to achieve a healthy lifestyle for my clients. I help clients achieve their behavioral goals within the brief compass of six to ten sessions.
(475) 224-4670 View (475) 224-4670
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Vincent Samuolis, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Are you ready to to take the first step on your journey toward self improvement and achieving your personal goals? Twenty-four years as a school social worker has given me comprehensive experience with children, adolescents, parents, and families challenged by as difficult behavior, emotional disturbance, ADHD, and ineffective parenting. Two years experience as a clinician for a psychiatric hospital provided me intensive knowledge and compassion for adults with mental illness and dually diagnoses. Five years experience as a substance abuse counselor for a state agency provided a thorough understanding of addiction and recovery.
Are you ready to to take the first step on your journey toward self improvement and achieving your personal goals? Twenty-four years as a school social worker has given me comprehensive experience with children, adolescents, parents, and families challenged by as difficult behavior, emotional disturbance, ADHD, and ineffective parenting. Two years experience as a clinician for a psychiatric hospital provided me intensive knowledge and compassion for adults with mental illness and dually diagnoses. Five years experience as a substance abuse counselor for a state agency provided a thorough understanding of addiction and recovery.
(203) 654-3602 View (203) 654-3602
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Coastal Counseling Associates, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Our combined 30 years experience of interacting with people in a variety of settings has repeatedly demonstrated to us the resilience and growth that all people are capable of. At Coastal Counseling Associates we assist people in accessing those characteristics that are within them so they can cope with the difficulties life may have presented as well as preparing them to employ the psychological resources they posses to combat future difficulties. Our diversity allows us to match clients with staff resulting in strong, lasting therapeutic relationships across a broad expanse of behavioral health concerns for families, individuals, couples and children.
Our combined 30 years experience of interacting with people in a variety of settings has repeatedly demonstrated to us the resilience and growth that all people are capable of. At Coastal Counseling Associates we assist people in accessing those characteristics that are within them so they can cope with the difficulties life may have presented as well as preparing them to employ the psychological resources they posses to combat future difficulties. Our diversity allows us to match clients with staff resulting in strong, lasting therapeutic relationships across a broad expanse of behavioral health concerns for families, individuals, couples and children.
(203) 409-8317 View (203) 409-8317
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Cathleen Adams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Madison, CT 06443
Trained in short and long-term therapy, I am flexible with your goals. I help people find new solutions to on-going problems in relationships, in work, or creativity, and in navigating life transitions. My ideal client is a person who is open to change and is willing to confront what hasn't been working so that life can improve. Times of transition often teach us the most, including times of painful change. I work to help others imagine a future that makes sense. I work with adults of all ages, and I can be flexible with scheduling and fees. Note: I practice in two locations - NYC & Madison CT.
Trained in short and long-term therapy, I am flexible with your goals. I help people find new solutions to on-going problems in relationships, in work, or creativity, and in navigating life transitions. My ideal client is a person who is open to change and is willing to confront what hasn't been working so that life can improve. Times of transition often teach us the most, including times of painful change. I work to help others imagine a future that makes sense. I work with adults of all ages, and I can be flexible with scheduling and fees. Note: I practice in two locations - NYC & Madison CT.
(917) 765-7507 View (917) 765-7507

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Madison, CT

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Madison, CT who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
69% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Husky | CT BHP
57% Anthem | Elevance
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Madison, CT see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Madison?

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.