Therapists in Simsbury, CT

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Cara C. Capizzano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simsbury, CT 06070  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting New Clients- I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker fully trained in EMDR specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma. I provide individual therapeutic treatment to adults experiencing personal challenges impacting their relationships, self-efficacy and overall daily functioning. My approach is collaborative, integrative and strength-based, incorporating a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and psychodynamic therapy.
Not Accepting New Clients- I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker fully trained in EMDR specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma. I provide individual therapeutic treatment to adults experiencing personal challenges impacting their relationships, self-efficacy and overall daily functioning. My approach is collaborative, integrative and strength-based, incorporating a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and psychodynamic therapy.
(860) 787-5230 View (860) 787-5230
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Nydia Rios-Benitez
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070  (Online Only)
We all aspire to live life to the fullest, reach our maximum potential and be well and healthy. Regardless of our life story, we can achieve our personal goals and face life challenges with hope and optimism. Physical and emotional wellness are a priority and each person has the capacity to build and follow their own path to recovery. I like to provide a safe space for individuals, couples &/or families to explore their strengths, hopes, wishes and desires, and regardless of their story, pursue their path to recovery and healing.
We all aspire to live life to the fullest, reach our maximum potential and be well and healthy. Regardless of our life story, we can achieve our personal goals and face life challenges with hope and optimism. Physical and emotional wellness are a priority and each person has the capacity to build and follow their own path to recovery. I like to provide a safe space for individuals, couples &/or families to explore their strengths, hopes, wishes and desires, and regardless of their story, pursue their path to recovery and healing.
(860) 758-6028 View (860) 758-6028
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Denise Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAGCS
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
The life you had is gone. You've lost someone or something that was important to you. Whether through a death, betrayal, the loss of a relationship or lifestyle, you are forever changed. You are not sure how to move forward. In addition to feeling overwhelmed by sadness and/or guilt, you may be anxious about your future, what it will look like, and the steps you need to take.
The life you had is gone. You've lost someone or something that was important to you. Whether through a death, betrayal, the loss of a relationship or lifestyle, you are forever changed. You are not sure how to move forward. In addition to feeling overwhelmed by sadness and/or guilt, you may be anxious about your future, what it will look like, and the steps you need to take.
(860) 390-5077 View (860) 390-5077
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Laura A Doyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070  (Online Only)
Life doesn’t always go as planned and we often need help and guidance navigating turbulent waters or unexpected bumps in the road. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with children, adolescents, and young adults since 1994. Having spent 25 years as a school counselor in Connecticut, I work with all genders, sexualities, races, and beliefs. I have experience working with many different presentations of anxiety and depression and have a particular interest and expertise in working with people with ADHD and the accompanying issues of executive functioning, anxiety, and depression.
Life doesn’t always go as planned and we often need help and guidance navigating turbulent waters or unexpected bumps in the road. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with children, adolescents, and young adults since 1994. Having spent 25 years as a school counselor in Connecticut, I work with all genders, sexualities, races, and beliefs. I have experience working with many different presentations of anxiety and depression and have a particular interest and expertise in working with people with ADHD and the accompanying issues of executive functioning, anxiety, and depression.
(860) 813-2584 View (860) 813-2584
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Irene J Drebot
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070  (Online Only)
There is help and no one should struggle alone. Depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, can leave one feeling hopeless. I provide professional, compassionate treatment to help individuals, couples and families develop strategies to understand, relieve, and help overcome relationship issues and emotional stress. I can help you gently let go of old self-limiting beliefs in a comfortable, private setting with no embarrassment. The path toward greater self-care, confidence and living a "brighter day" begins when you take the first, courageous step and call me, Irene Drebot, LMFT at 860-422-0371. Work with a licensed professional that you can trust!
There is help and no one should struggle alone. Depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, can leave one feeling hopeless. I provide professional, compassionate treatment to help individuals, couples and families develop strategies to understand, relieve, and help overcome relationship issues and emotional stress. I can help you gently let go of old self-limiting beliefs in a comfortable, private setting with no embarrassment. The path toward greater self-care, confidence and living a "brighter day" begins when you take the first, courageous step and call me, Irene Drebot, LMFT at 860-422-0371. Work with a licensed professional that you can trust!
(860) 986-6552 View (860) 986-6552
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Healthru Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
Are you stressed? Overwhelmed? Feel like you are barely holding things together and worried that everything is about to fall apart? Are you tired of pretending that everything is alright when that couldn’t be further from the truth? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety and sadness but don't really understand why? Frequently trauma shows up as anxiety. Negative experiences you went through months, years, or decades ago plays a role in how you think, feel and react today. If this sounds like you, let's talk.
Are you stressed? Overwhelmed? Feel like you are barely holding things together and worried that everything is about to fall apart? Are you tired of pretending that everything is alright when that couldn’t be further from the truth? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety and sadness but don't really understand why? Frequently trauma shows up as anxiety. Negative experiences you went through months, years, or decades ago plays a role in how you think, feel and react today. If this sounds like you, let's talk.
(860) 385-6435 View (860) 385-6435
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Emily Claire Breno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simsbury, CT 06070
Greetings, I'm Emily, a compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years dedicated to the mental health field. If you find yourself grappling with anxiety, depression, navigating challenging life transitions, or simply feeling stuck, I am here to guide you through your unique journey.
Greetings, I'm Emily, a compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years dedicated to the mental health field. If you find yourself grappling with anxiety, depression, navigating challenging life transitions, or simply feeling stuck, I am here to guide you through your unique journey.
(860) 868-8247 View (860) 868-8247
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Jennifer Mowry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for considering me in your search for a therapist. You are taking a courageous step, and the good news is you do not have to do it alone! Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions we can experience at some points in our lives. After 20 years of experience, I have developed a strong set of skills and a versatile style. I find with compassion, humor, education, and respect combined with my clinical experience has made me very sucsssful when helping people.
Thank you for considering me in your search for a therapist. You are taking a courageous step, and the good news is you do not have to do it alone! Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions we can experience at some points in our lives. After 20 years of experience, I have developed a strong set of skills and a versatile style. I find with compassion, humor, education, and respect combined with my clinical experience has made me very sucsssful when helping people.
(860) 431-2105 View (860) 431-2105
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Cassandra Salinardi
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
Not accepting new clients
Choosing a therapist can be a difficult process. It is important to find someone that you feel comfortable with and can confide in, and that the therapist you choose is skilled and experienced. Over the years I have enjoyed working with individuals, couples, college age adults and older teens. This includes adults suffering from mood disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, couples going through difficult times, separation, and divorce. A major part of my practice has been my work with women to address issues of self esteem, body image, depression, and anxiety.
Choosing a therapist can be a difficult process. It is important to find someone that you feel comfortable with and can confide in, and that the therapist you choose is skilled and experienced. Over the years I have enjoyed working with individuals, couples, college age adults and older teens. This includes adults suffering from mood disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, couples going through difficult times, separation, and divorce. A major part of my practice has been my work with women to address issues of self esteem, body image, depression, and anxiety.
(860) 431-2743 View (860) 431-2743
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Therapeutic Connections,
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, JD, MSW
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Do you compare how you are feeling on the inside to how others appear on the outside and end up feeling bad about yourself. Do you feel like you’re on the outside looking in?
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Do you compare how you are feeling on the inside to how others appear on the outside and end up feeling bad about yourself. Do you feel like you’re on the outside looking in?
(860) 390-4921 View (860) 390-4921
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Kristen Russell, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I use a cognitive behavioral and strengths based approach that tailors treatment to the unique needs and goals of each person. Change is not something that happens overnight and seeking help is the first step on the journey of healing and recovery. People deserve the right fit when it comes to the therapist/client relationship and I emphasize this as the cornerstone of a positive treatment experience. I am committed to providing a comfortable treatment environment that is nonjudgmental, empathic and focused on treating the whole person.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I use a cognitive behavioral and strengths based approach that tailors treatment to the unique needs and goals of each person. Change is not something that happens overnight and seeking help is the first step on the journey of healing and recovery. People deserve the right fit when it comes to the therapist/client relationship and I emphasize this as the cornerstone of a positive treatment experience. I am committed to providing a comfortable treatment environment that is nonjudgmental, empathic and focused on treating the whole person.
(860) 969-2209 View (860) 969-2209
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Sageness Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PsyD
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
“I feel stuck”, “Everything is so hard”, “I’m losing it”. Does this sound familiar? … Sometimes, despite your best efforts, life's challenges can leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and/or uncertain. Whether coping with trauma or loss, complex couples/family dynamics, or trying to improve quality of life, a little extra support can go a long way. I provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential counseling environment based on empathy and respect. Take the first step!
“I feel stuck”, “Everything is so hard”, “I’m losing it”. Does this sound familiar? … Sometimes, despite your best efforts, life's challenges can leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and/or uncertain. Whether coping with trauma or loss, complex couples/family dynamics, or trying to improve quality of life, a little extra support can go a long way. I provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential counseling environment based on empathy and respect. Take the first step!
(860) 431-3847 View (860) 431-3847
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Kelly W Mays
Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070  (Online Only)
I offer remote tele-health and video therapy sessions to anyone seeking mental health support. I earned my MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford following earning a BA in Psychology, minoring in Women's Studies, from Uconn. I served at York Correctional Maximum Security Prison as a Post Graduate Clinical Intern. I worked as an IICAPS clinician following graduation. I am now working as an Outpatient Clinician serving clients of varying ages and clinical needs. I take the trust my clients offer very seriously and I only take a limited amount of clients ensuring I can give the best care possible.
I offer remote tele-health and video therapy sessions to anyone seeking mental health support. I earned my MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford following earning a BA in Psychology, minoring in Women's Studies, from Uconn. I served at York Correctional Maximum Security Prison as a Post Graduate Clinical Intern. I worked as an IICAPS clinician following graduation. I am now working as an Outpatient Clinician serving clients of varying ages and clinical needs. I take the trust my clients offer very seriously and I only take a limited amount of clients ensuring I can give the best care possible.
(860) 909-8469 View (860) 909-8469
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Cory Bernard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
Hello, My practice is completely virtual at this time. Although I have specialized training in perinatal mental health, in general I enjoy working with individuals through various life transitions. Whether it be entering adulthood, struggling with relationships, transitions after a marriage or as children go through various developmental stages; I support clients in building on their strengths and accessing supports and resources in their community and environment. Through exploration of childhood experiences, attachment, love language, and life traumas, I help clients learn about themselves, set and achieve goals.
Hello, My practice is completely virtual at this time. Although I have specialized training in perinatal mental health, in general I enjoy working with individuals through various life transitions. Whether it be entering adulthood, struggling with relationships, transitions after a marriage or as children go through various developmental stages; I support clients in building on their strengths and accessing supports and resources in their community and environment. Through exploration of childhood experiences, attachment, love language, and life traumas, I help clients learn about themselves, set and achieve goals.
(203) 635-0938 View (203) 635-0938
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Shari Dorman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
Do you find that you are being towed along in life instead of being the driver? Feeling tired of not being in control of the direction for which your life takes? Not sure of what or how it should be different but you know the way you are living now is NOT IT?! Shari can help guide you along your inner journey to finding a new direction in your life that speaks to your inner truth of what path is right for you. Together, you will work on this journey in a safe and supportive environment through integrating counseling with healing energy in releasing any blockages or challenges that interfere with living your joyful life.
Do you find that you are being towed along in life instead of being the driver? Feeling tired of not being in control of the direction for which your life takes? Not sure of what or how it should be different but you know the way you are living now is NOT IT?! Shari can help guide you along your inner journey to finding a new direction in your life that speaks to your inner truth of what path is right for you. Together, you will work on this journey in a safe and supportive environment through integrating counseling with healing energy in releasing any blockages or challenges that interfere with living your joyful life.
(959) 666-6944 View (959) 666-6944
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Raymond E Grasso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is a journey with its peaks and valleys. Along the way, we all need help and guidance. I can help you in taking your first step on a way to a better life. I am an experienced therapist who through motivational interviewing, evidence base practices, and a person centered approach will help you maximize your true potential, regain your self empowerment, and achieve your goals. I am able to provide brief or long term treatment including assessment, counseling, and pharmacotherapy monitoring. I have a strong relationship with various referral resources pertaining to other levels of care, psychiatric services, case management, and vocational training.
Life is a journey with its peaks and valleys. Along the way, we all need help and guidance. I can help you in taking your first step on a way to a better life. I am an experienced therapist who through motivational interviewing, evidence base practices, and a person centered approach will help you maximize your true potential, regain your self empowerment, and achieve your goals. I am able to provide brief or long term treatment including assessment, counseling, and pharmacotherapy monitoring. I have a strong relationship with various referral resources pertaining to other levels of care, psychiatric services, case management, and vocational training.
(860) 879-3185 View (860) 879-3185
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The Mindful Parent Child & Family Therapy LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
What is a “mindful parent,” exactly? A mindful parent is the one that asks: how do I know that what I am doing is preparing my child mentally and emotionally for an increasingly complex future? How do I optimize the relationship I have with them right now to better ensure they become an adult that is empowered not entitled, self-reliant and compassionate, curious, and competent in a world of increasing artifice? Those are great questions and, luckily, we have the answers. Developmental research has identified ways you can enhance the parent-child relationship to prepare your child for a more secure, autonomous adulthood.
What is a “mindful parent,” exactly? A mindful parent is the one that asks: how do I know that what I am doing is preparing my child mentally and emotionally for an increasingly complex future? How do I optimize the relationship I have with them right now to better ensure they become an adult that is empowered not entitled, self-reliant and compassionate, curious, and competent in a world of increasing artifice? Those are great questions and, luckily, we have the answers. Developmental research has identified ways you can enhance the parent-child relationship to prepare your child for a more secure, autonomous adulthood.
(860) 850-2211 View (860) 850-2211
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Connecting Hearts Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070  (Online Only)
Motherhood hasn’t been what you were hoping for. You’ve been feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed most days. Your thoughts have become dominated by worries & distressing thoughts. Your emotions feel out of control-often shifting between joy, sadness & rage. You no longer feel like yourself & worry that these feelings will last forever. It is likely negatively impacting your relationship with your spouse, your social life & may make it difficult to bond with your baby. Whether these feelings developed due to a difficult pregnancy, a traumatic delivery or post partum hormones, they're preventing you from enjoying your new baby.
Motherhood hasn’t been what you were hoping for. You’ve been feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed most days. Your thoughts have become dominated by worries & distressing thoughts. Your emotions feel out of control-often shifting between joy, sadness & rage. You no longer feel like yourself & worry that these feelings will last forever. It is likely negatively impacting your relationship with your spouse, your social life & may make it difficult to bond with your baby. Whether these feelings developed due to a difficult pregnancy, a traumatic delivery or post partum hormones, they're preventing you from enjoying your new baby.
(860) 421-9771 View (860) 421-9771
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Shannon Wynne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simsbury, CT 06070  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a trauma-informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Owner/Founder of Trauma Dump LLC and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Candidate who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey in healing from trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, grief/loss and life transitional stressors.
Welcome! I am a trauma-informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Owner/Founder of Trauma Dump LLC and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Candidate who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey in healing from trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, grief/loss and life transitional stressors.
(475) 242-0946 View (475) 242-0946
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Cara Lattizori Nguyen, Psy.D., LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Simsbury, CT 06070
Not accepting new clients
There are times in our lives when we don't know what is wrong; just that something is. We wonder if we are "crazy" and are scared to be judged if we ask for help. The truth is that very sane people struggle when the difficulties in their lives outpace their coping skills. I've been a therapist for 18 years and believe strongly that healing comes through connection with others. As we increase our knowledge, we become healthier and more resilient when approaching future problems. It is an honor to work alongside people as they discover hidden strengths and resources.
There are times in our lives when we don't know what is wrong; just that something is. We wonder if we are "crazy" and are scared to be judged if we ask for help. The truth is that very sane people struggle when the difficulties in their lives outpace their coping skills. I've been a therapist for 18 years and believe strongly that healing comes through connection with others. As we increase our knowledge, we become healthier and more resilient when approaching future problems. It is an honor to work alongside people as they discover hidden strengths and resources.
(860) 307-0379 View (860) 307-0379

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Simsbury, CT

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Simsbury, CT who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
95% Depression
82% Coping Skills
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Husky | CT BHP
61% Anthem | Elevance
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Simsbury, CT see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Simsbury?

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.