Therapists in Old Greenwich, CT

Photo of Joanna Mackenzie, Marriage & Family Therapist in Old Greenwich, CT
Joanna Mackenzie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Navigating life’s challenges is no easy pursuit. At times we don’t feel we have the skills or resources to cope successfully, especially without support. My clients are individuals, couples and families seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, trauma as well as relationship challenges and difficulty associated with life transitions, communication struggles, (co)parenting skills. As a relational therapist I believe that every person, and relationship, has the potential for growth and positive change and I want you to feel empowered to take the steps toward the life you want to be living.
Navigating life’s challenges is no easy pursuit. At times we don’t feel we have the skills or resources to cope successfully, especially without support. My clients are individuals, couples and families seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, trauma as well as relationship challenges and difficulty associated with life transitions, communication struggles, (co)parenting skills. As a relational therapist I believe that every person, and relationship, has the potential for growth and positive change and I want you to feel empowered to take the steps toward the life you want to be living.
(475) 215-2205 View (475) 215-2205
Photo of Sarah Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Old Greenwich, CT
Sarah Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience working with substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I utilize evidence based practices in treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. I would love to work together to develop healthy coping mechanisms, enhance interpersonal relationships, and improve quality of life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience working with substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I utilize evidence based practices in treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. I would love to work together to develop healthy coping mechanisms, enhance interpersonal relationships, and improve quality of life.
(475) 244-9773 View (475) 244-9773
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Jamie Klintberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
It is not easy to keep mentally on track. Has the Covid 19 pandemic and all of the enormous fears generated with health, work, the economic future of the country put you on a high stress level? These difficulties or adjustment issues can add up and seriously effect your ability to function and your quality of life. I have had a great deal of experience working with adults suffering from anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, depression, addiction, and work related issues. I also enjoy working with late teen and college kids and the adjustments they face. Call me and we can discuss working together towards achieving mental wellness.
It is not easy to keep mentally on track. Has the Covid 19 pandemic and all of the enormous fears generated with health, work, the economic future of the country put you on a high stress level? These difficulties or adjustment issues can add up and seriously effect your ability to function and your quality of life. I have had a great deal of experience working with adults suffering from anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, depression, addiction, and work related issues. I also enjoy working with late teen and college kids and the adjustments they face. Call me and we can discuss working together towards achieving mental wellness.
(203) 491-1506 View (203) 491-1506
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Monica L Bruning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
As an experienced clinician with over 20 years experience, I strongly feel that the relationship is a vital part of the theraputic proccess and have a deep committment to helping my clients reach their fullest potential. I have had a multitude of successful outcomes using evidence based treatment modalities to assist clients suffering with anxiety, depression and various life transitions. I feel privlidged to have the opportunity to work with you and to help you develop your stengths and create strategies to help you overcome any obstacles that may be preventing you from reaching your fullest potential.
As an experienced clinician with over 20 years experience, I strongly feel that the relationship is a vital part of the theraputic proccess and have a deep committment to helping my clients reach their fullest potential. I have had a multitude of successful outcomes using evidence based treatment modalities to assist clients suffering with anxiety, depression and various life transitions. I feel privlidged to have the opportunity to work with you and to help you develop your stengths and create strategies to help you overcome any obstacles that may be preventing you from reaching your fullest potential.
(475) 465-5056 View (475) 465-5056
Photo of Aimee Muth, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Old Greenwich, CT
Aimee Muth, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
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People seek therapy for many reasons. Lifelong struggles or new life events that leave you feeling overwhelmed, sad or stuck might have you considering therapy. Were you or someone in your life diagnosed with a life changing illness? Have you been coping with your sadness and stress by drinking too much? Or have you been struggling with an internal conflict that is leaving you with many different feelings such as loneliness, depression, or anxiety? Therapy can help you find peace and provide long lasting benefits to you and your relationships.
People seek therapy for many reasons. Lifelong struggles or new life events that leave you feeling overwhelmed, sad or stuck might have you considering therapy. Were you or someone in your life diagnosed with a life changing illness? Have you been coping with your sadness and stress by drinking too much? Or have you been struggling with an internal conflict that is leaving you with many different feelings such as loneliness, depression, or anxiety? Therapy can help you find peace and provide long lasting benefits to you and your relationships.
(203) 872-5811 View (203) 872-5811
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Linda Palermo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LLC, MA, LMFT, PhD
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870  (Online Only)
Why do people seek therapy? Either something has just happened or something KEEPS happening...We usually know when we need to talk to someone professionally, but sometimes we resist reaching out; pride, shame, family beliefs can postpone this call. I encourage this first step, interview your therapist and find the person best suited for you.
Why do people seek therapy? Either something has just happened or something KEEPS happening...We usually know when we need to talk to someone professionally, but sometimes we resist reaching out; pride, shame, family beliefs can postpone this call. I encourage this first step, interview your therapist and find the person best suited for you.
(203) 763-4170 View (203) 763-4170
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Laura Dermer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
We all face challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming. Are you negotiating life changes? Are you trying to reduce depression, anxiety, stress, or loneliness? Are you in a relationship that you wish was bringing you both more joy? I will partner with you in a safe supportive environment to help you overcome these challenges and realize your goals. My approach is highly personalized. I will collaborate with you to build upon your strengths and avoid the negative behavior patterns that hold you back. You are a unique person, with unique needs, and I fully respect that. When it comes to therapy, one size does NOT fit all.
We all face challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming. Are you negotiating life changes? Are you trying to reduce depression, anxiety, stress, or loneliness? Are you in a relationship that you wish was bringing you both more joy? I will partner with you in a safe supportive environment to help you overcome these challenges and realize your goals. My approach is highly personalized. I will collaborate with you to build upon your strengths and avoid the negative behavior patterns that hold you back. You are a unique person, with unique needs, and I fully respect that. When it comes to therapy, one size does NOT fit all.
(203) 318-4875 View (203) 318-4875
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Emily Guttman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
I love my work and feel incredibly fortunate to have formed so many meaningful therapeutic relationships. It is a privilege to travel with clients as they emerge from suffering and utilize the strengths they have found and the skills they have learned to achieve balance and ultimately, their life goals. The relationship between therapist and client is a real, equalitarian relationship built on honesty, respect, and collaboration. As we get to know each other, you will find that I am warm, genuine, non-judgmental, flexible, direct, and irreverent. I have a good sense of humor and believe that laughter is an important part of healing.
I love my work and feel incredibly fortunate to have formed so many meaningful therapeutic relationships. It is a privilege to travel with clients as they emerge from suffering and utilize the strengths they have found and the skills they have learned to achieve balance and ultimately, their life goals. The relationship between therapist and client is a real, equalitarian relationship built on honesty, respect, and collaboration. As we get to know each other, you will find that I am warm, genuine, non-judgmental, flexible, direct, and irreverent. I have a good sense of humor and believe that laughter is an important part of healing.
(203) 433-0327 View (203) 433-0327
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Beth O'Malley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
With over 30 years experience treating adults and children, I make myself available to provide support throughout crisis. Reaching out for support can be difficult and anxiety provoking. Struggles with depression can prevent one from seeking help. I allow an hour and a half for an initial consultation for you or a loved one. You will find me to be direct, honest, readily available and straightforward in my approach to facilitating change and growth. Specialties include: CBT, (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), anxiety, depression, addiction, marital strife, Care for the Caregiver Executives & Professionals. Weekend appointments.
With over 30 years experience treating adults and children, I make myself available to provide support throughout crisis. Reaching out for support can be difficult and anxiety provoking. Struggles with depression can prevent one from seeking help. I allow an hour and a half for an initial consultation for you or a loved one. You will find me to be direct, honest, readily available and straightforward in my approach to facilitating change and growth. Specialties include: CBT, (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), anxiety, depression, addiction, marital strife, Care for the Caregiver Executives & Professionals. Weekend appointments.
(203) 701-6759 View (203) 701-6759
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Rachel Alfandre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
I am a psychotherapist (LCSW) who works with individuals, couples and families on a wide range of issues. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, divorce and parenting issues. From my work in hospitals and community mental health clinics, I also have a background in psychiatric diagnosis, and assessment of an individual client's need for psychiatric medications.
I am a psychotherapist (LCSW) who works with individuals, couples and families on a wide range of issues. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, divorce and parenting issues. From my work in hospitals and community mental health clinics, I also have a background in psychiatric diagnosis, and assessment of an individual client's need for psychiatric medications.
(203) 802-6758 View (203) 802-6758
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Pamela Sperling, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdM, LPC
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
My 23 years of experience as a counselor places me in a unique position to understand the complexities, struggles, and frustrations that often accompany the ever changing landscape of our lives. Sometimes these changes are the result of fluctuations in our relationships, or alterations in our environment, and sometimes, they're the re-emergence of old behaviors that may have been a stumbling block in the past. At other times, your life might suddenly lead you to a place where your problem is simply the need for a new "game plan", in order to facilitate greater achievement.
My 23 years of experience as a counselor places me in a unique position to understand the complexities, struggles, and frustrations that often accompany the ever changing landscape of our lives. Sometimes these changes are the result of fluctuations in our relationships, or alterations in our environment, and sometimes, they're the re-emergence of old behaviors that may have been a stumbling block in the past. At other times, your life might suddenly lead you to a place where your problem is simply the need for a new "game plan", in order to facilitate greater achievement.
(203) 916-6872 View (203) 916-6872
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Veronica Diaz-Peralta Lange
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in psychotherapy with adults and couples in English and Spanish. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals dealing with important issues and transitions in their lives, who often struggle with feelings of depression and anxiety. Some of my clients seek to make sense of traumatic experiences and to deal with painful and uncomfortable emotions. Many struggle with identity and self-worth issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in psychotherapy with adults and couples in English and Spanish. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals dealing with important issues and transitions in their lives, who often struggle with feelings of depression and anxiety. Some of my clients seek to make sense of traumatic experiences and to deal with painful and uncomfortable emotions. Many struggle with identity and self-worth issues.
(347) 826-4405 View (347) 826-4405
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Charity A Chaffee
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Greenwich, CT 06870  (Online Only)
I am not your typical therapist, and strive to always create that emotional connection that allows us to work through any issue as a team. Most of my clients have already tried traditional therapy, and haven't been able to engage in one way or the other. Many of my clients haven't felt heard or understood, and it is a goal of mine to make therapy accessible for all. My belief as a therapist is that everyone can benefit- and should benefit from the relationship they have with their therapist. My clients believe in person centered care- and feedback goes both ways. I provide a trauma informed environment where the client gets to lead.
I am not your typical therapist, and strive to always create that emotional connection that allows us to work through any issue as a team. Most of my clients have already tried traditional therapy, and haven't been able to engage in one way or the other. Many of my clients haven't felt heard or understood, and it is a goal of mine to make therapy accessible for all. My belief as a therapist is that everyone can benefit- and should benefit from the relationship they have with their therapist. My clients believe in person centered care- and feedback goes both ways. I provide a trauma informed environment where the client gets to lead.
(508) 714-7244 View (508) 714-7244
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Lori Woodring, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Life has many challenging moments and parenting is full of them. Children, teens and young adults may struggle with school/academic difficulties, social/emotional problems, relationship issues, difficult transitions (e.g., relocation, divorce or loss) or typical developmental and daily conflicts for which they need support. Though as parents we do our best to create a conflict and stress-free environment, our children will inevitably face obstacles along the way. My goal is to empower kids and parents with knowledge and strategies to help them with the presenting problem as well as other challenging situations that arise.
Life has many challenging moments and parenting is full of them. Children, teens and young adults may struggle with school/academic difficulties, social/emotional problems, relationship issues, difficult transitions (e.g., relocation, divorce or loss) or typical developmental and daily conflicts for which they need support. Though as parents we do our best to create a conflict and stress-free environment, our children will inevitably face obstacles along the way. My goal is to empower kids and parents with knowledge and strategies to help them with the presenting problem as well as other challenging situations that arise.
(203) 590-5326 View (203) 590-5326
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Karen Mazarin Stanek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families using an eclectic systemic approach. I am trained in EMDR, emotionally focused couples therapy, transgenerational, structural, strategic and solution focused approaches to family therapy. I also use Family Constellations in my work. As an adjunct to my therapy, I received Hypnotherapy certification. I am using hypnosis to help clients with sleep disorders, fears and phobias, as well as weight loss.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families using an eclectic systemic approach. I am trained in EMDR, emotionally focused couples therapy, transgenerational, structural, strategic and solution focused approaches to family therapy. I also use Family Constellations in my work. As an adjunct to my therapy, I received Hypnotherapy certification. I am using hypnosis to help clients with sleep disorders, fears and phobias, as well as weight loss.
(203) 318-4429 View (203) 318-4429
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Therapeutic Conversations and Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Greenwich, CT 06870  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page! You might be an excellent fit for my practice if you are currently navigating one of adulthood's many transitions, are experiencing chronic or acute anxiety or panic, or are affected by relationship issues, including family concerns. Throughout my training at top-tier programs, I have learned a range of evidence-based practices to help support individuals in their efforts to heal and grow.
Welcome to my page! You might be an excellent fit for my practice if you are currently navigating one of adulthood's many transitions, are experiencing chronic or acute anxiety or panic, or are affected by relationship issues, including family concerns. Throughout my training at top-tier programs, I have learned a range of evidence-based practices to help support individuals in their efforts to heal and grow.
(503) 647-4794 View (503) 647-4794
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Naomi Lufkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Old Greenwich, CT 06870  (Online Only)
How are you getting in your own way? Did you grow up in a toxic family? Is there a way you start believing that you are not good enough! You look in the mirror and feel puzzled by this stranger looking back at you. Getting out of bed each morning is becoming more difficult. You feel invisible. Life has become totally overwhelming. You support everyone else, and yet you feel completely drained. You have lost direction, and feel sad, lonely, and miserable. You want to start taking risks, and absolutely need to make changes in your life, in order for you to feel fulfilled! Yet, you feel as though you are in quick sand!
How are you getting in your own way? Did you grow up in a toxic family? Is there a way you start believing that you are not good enough! You look in the mirror and feel puzzled by this stranger looking back at you. Getting out of bed each morning is becoming more difficult. You feel invisible. Life has become totally overwhelming. You support everyone else, and yet you feel completely drained. You have lost direction, and feel sad, lonely, and miserable. You want to start taking risks, and absolutely need to make changes in your life, in order for you to feel fulfilled! Yet, you feel as though you are in quick sand!
(959) 335-9013 View (959) 335-9013
Photo of Yanet Vanegas, Psychologist in Old Greenwich, CT
Yanet Vanegas
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870  (Online Only)
Dr. Yanet Vanegas is a licensed psychologist trained at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and perinatal (prenatal and postpartum) women, and uses evidence-based practices to treat depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, ADHD, self-esteem concerns, social anxiety, autism, and social skills deficits. Dr. Vanegas also received extensive training and is a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders and OCD. She is the owner of A Secure Base Psychological Service, LLC.
Dr. Yanet Vanegas is a licensed psychologist trained at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and perinatal (prenatal and postpartum) women, and uses evidence-based practices to treat depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, ADHD, self-esteem concerns, social anxiety, autism, and social skills deficits. Dr. Vanegas also received extensive training and is a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders and OCD. She is the owner of A Secure Base Psychological Service, LLC.
(475) 244-7717 View (475) 244-7717
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Eric Joseph
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Greenwich, CT 06870  (Online Only)
Your prayer has been answered! Hi, I am Eric Joseph, welcome to Total Therapy Today LLC. I have 21 years of pastoral and 12 years of clinical experience working with many individuals struggling with various life issues. The work of ministry for pastors and lay leaders can add more stress. The truth is that being a born again Christian do not make us immune to those struggles which are usually manifested as anxiety, depression and other mental and emotional difficulties. This makes professional Christian counseling not just a therapeutic process but a ministry to the body of Christ—so we will begin and end every session with prayer.
Your prayer has been answered! Hi, I am Eric Joseph, welcome to Total Therapy Today LLC. I have 21 years of pastoral and 12 years of clinical experience working with many individuals struggling with various life issues. The work of ministry for pastors and lay leaders can add more stress. The truth is that being a born again Christian do not make us immune to those struggles which are usually manifested as anxiety, depression and other mental and emotional difficulties. This makes professional Christian counseling not just a therapeutic process but a ministry to the body of Christ—so we will begin and end every session with prayer.
(860) 999-6688 View (860) 999-6688
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Kelly Akehurst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Old Greenwich, CT 06870  (Online Only)
I specialize in women’s mental health. I work with women experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood, career transitions, eating disorders, relationship issues and life changes. I understand and appreciate the courage it takes to come to therapy. Working together, we will discover your strengths and the personal resources that can help achieve your desired goals. My approach to therapy is to partner with you to help build confidence and independence.
I specialize in women’s mental health. I work with women experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood, career transitions, eating disorders, relationship issues and life changes. I understand and appreciate the courage it takes to come to therapy. Working together, we will discover your strengths and the personal resources that can help achieve your desired goals. My approach to therapy is to partner with you to help build confidence and independence.
(475) 234-4124 View (475) 234-4124

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Number of Therapists in Old Greenwich, CT

30+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Old Greenwich, CT who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
68% Parenting
65% Peer Relationships
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
47% Cigna and Evernorth
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Old Greenwich, CT see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Old Greenwich?

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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.