Therapists in Willimantic, CT

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Jessica Parenteau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226  (Online Only)
I’m Jessica, a Licensed Professional Counselor that specializes in trauma, PTSD and grief. We all know that life can be hard, we can feel lost in it, or it can become chaotic. The journey to noticing that life has become unmanageable isn't easy, but having that understanding is important. I’m here to say congratulations on taking that first step in asking for help. I hope to aid you in your journey at a pace that is comfortable for you to meet your goals. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment for therapy sessions. I also focus on using a person-centered approach.
I’m Jessica, a Licensed Professional Counselor that specializes in trauma, PTSD and grief. We all know that life can be hard, we can feel lost in it, or it can become chaotic. The journey to noticing that life has become unmanageable isn't easy, but having that understanding is important. I’m here to say congratulations on taking that first step in asking for help. I hope to aid you in your journey at a pace that is comfortable for you to meet your goals. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment for therapy sessions. I also focus on using a person-centered approach.
(860) 530-6159 View (860) 530-6159
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Mandy Avery Risley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Not accepting new clients at this time/ Hello! Are you looking to make positive changes in your life? I would be honored to share your journey and help you discover and develop strengths that will move you forward toward reaching your goals. Change is hard but is made easier with support and guidance. I offer you non-judgmental support in achieving the goals you wish to accomplish. I have experience working with a range of issues (anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationships, trauma, grief and loss) and have a flexible approach based on individual needs. I draw from a variety of counseling theories and techniques.
Not accepting new clients at this time/ Hello! Are you looking to make positive changes in your life? I would be honored to share your journey and help you discover and develop strengths that will move you forward toward reaching your goals. Change is hard but is made easier with support and guidance. I offer you non-judgmental support in achieving the goals you wish to accomplish. I have experience working with a range of issues (anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationships, trauma, grief and loss) and have a flexible approach based on individual needs. I draw from a variety of counseling theories and techniques.
(860) 498-4031 View (860) 498-4031
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Laurie Mazzarella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
After almost 30 years in mental health, I'm still passionate about the work I do. With that said, I'm here to help with the problems that have brought you to therapy. Gathering information and developing our relationship, along with trust and creating a safe space to share are my strengths in helping others. I use various approaches to assist clients. Along with this, I enjoy educating about how we learn and form in an inter-generational family system and how we can transmit problems in that family system unconsciously. This can inform and empower growth and change.
After almost 30 years in mental health, I'm still passionate about the work I do. With that said, I'm here to help with the problems that have brought you to therapy. Gathering information and developing our relationship, along with trust and creating a safe space to share are my strengths in helping others. I use various approaches to assist clients. Along with this, I enjoy educating about how we learn and form in an inter-generational family system and how we can transmit problems in that family system unconsciously. This can inform and empower growth and change.
(959) 207-8416 View (959) 207-8416
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Leah Wessels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Are you feeling a lack of emotional control that’s leading to self-esteem, motivation, or relationship issues? Are negative thought patterns getting the best of you during difficult times? As the Founder of Swift Running Waters Counseling, I maintain hope that you can take charge of your well-being and build resilience. In our sessions together, I aim to create a trusting environment where you will learn the necessary tools and strategies to face your stress with confidence. I prioritize highlighting your strengths and celebrating your wins as you move through the change process toward your identified goals.
Are you feeling a lack of emotional control that’s leading to self-esteem, motivation, or relationship issues? Are negative thought patterns getting the best of you during difficult times? As the Founder of Swift Running Waters Counseling, I maintain hope that you can take charge of your well-being and build resilience. In our sessions together, I aim to create a trusting environment where you will learn the necessary tools and strategies to face your stress with confidence. I prioritize highlighting your strengths and celebrating your wins as you move through the change process toward your identified goals.
(860) 845-0801 View (860) 845-0801
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Path Adult Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS-- CALL TODAY!!!*** At Perception Programs Behavioral Health Centers, it is our mission to provide you with compassionate, quality care in a supportive, safe, and open environment. We will help you to explore challenges, maximize strengths, and move towards the life you want. We offer holistic individual, family, and group therapy, as well as medication consultation and management. Currently offering services at at our Adult PATH Counseling Center in Willimantic at our new state of the art building. Contact us today!
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS-- CALL TODAY!!!*** At Perception Programs Behavioral Health Centers, it is our mission to provide you with compassionate, quality care in a supportive, safe, and open environment. We will help you to explore challenges, maximize strengths, and move towards the life you want. We offer holistic individual, family, and group therapy, as well as medication consultation and management. Currently offering services at at our Adult PATH Counseling Center in Willimantic at our new state of the art building. Contact us today!
(860) 450-0151 View (860) 450-0151
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Jeanette Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life we can get off track or even experience circumstances beyond our control that just throw us off our course. Finding direction and getting back on track can be difficult, just as difficult as finding a listening ear and someone we can trust and depend on. I'm here to say that it doesn't have to be, and I'm here to begin the journey with you wherever you are in that process.
Sometimes in life we can get off track or even experience circumstances beyond our control that just throw us off our course. Finding direction and getting back on track can be difficult, just as difficult as finding a listening ear and someone we can trust and depend on. I'm here to say that it doesn't have to be, and I'm here to begin the journey with you wherever you are in that process.
(860) 579-1479 View (860) 579-1479
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Donna Nicolino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Not accepting new clients
I provide both brief and longer-term counseling to individuals and couples grappling with a range of challenges, from life transitions, anxiety and depression to complex PTSD and dissociative disorders. Trauma is a particular focus of mine and I continually educate myself on the most helpful methods of healing. I am certified in EMDR and am in my second year of training in Somatic Experiencing. I am also trained in Internal Family Systems and other methods. I take a holistic approach, and will work with you to explore how diet and nutrition, activity, sleep, belief systems and relationships impact your overall well-being.
I provide both brief and longer-term counseling to individuals and couples grappling with a range of challenges, from life transitions, anxiety and depression to complex PTSD and dissociative disorders. Trauma is a particular focus of mine and I continually educate myself on the most helpful methods of healing. I am certified in EMDR and am in my second year of training in Somatic Experiencing. I am also trained in Internal Family Systems and other methods. I take a holistic approach, and will work with you to explore how diet and nutrition, activity, sleep, belief systems and relationships impact your overall well-being.
(860) 544-2472 View (860) 544-2472
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Path Student And Family Counseling Centers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
We help young people, ages 5-23, and their families manage emotional, developmental, cognitive, or behavioral challenges and address a range of issues, including anxiety and depression, substance use. We deeply value the inclusion of caregivers in the process to ensure sustained recovery and growth. We offer a wide range of behavioral health services and treatment interventions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
We help young people, ages 5-23, and their families manage emotional, developmental, cognitive, or behavioral challenges and address a range of issues, including anxiety and depression, substance use. We deeply value the inclusion of caregivers in the process to ensure sustained recovery and growth. We offer a wide range of behavioral health services and treatment interventions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(860) 450-0151 View (860) 450-0151
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Sarah Pennington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226  (Online Only)
I'm Sarah, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals impacted by anxiety, depression, and trauma. , I am passionate about working together to find creative solutions to help meet your personal goals.
I'm Sarah, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals impacted by anxiety, depression, and trauma. , I am passionate about working together to find creative solutions to help meet your personal goals.
(860) 390-4805 View (860) 390-4805
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Inlight Professional Counseling Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LADC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship problems, Grief, Transition in Personal life or Career, Parenting Difficulties, Trauma, PTSD, existential crises, lack of self confidence? Are you looking for someone to help you make sense of your emotional struggles and find ways to heal and thrive in life? Are you experiencing spiritual turbulence and would like help in getting back your balance and orientation in this rapidly evolving spiritual shifts in consciousness on the planet today?
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship problems, Grief, Transition in Personal life or Career, Parenting Difficulties, Trauma, PTSD, existential crises, lack of self confidence? Are you looking for someone to help you make sense of your emotional struggles and find ways to heal and thrive in life? Are you experiencing spiritual turbulence and would like help in getting back your balance and orientation in this rapidly evolving spiritual shifts in consciousness on the planet today?
(860) 471-8559 View (860) 471-8559
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Stephanie J Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Not accepting new clients
As all of us seek wellness (safety, comfort, peace, health), and growth (knowledge, spirituality, compassion), we all draw upon various skills, goals, experiences and beliefs that shape our behavior. In my work, I respect clients as individuals who are doing what they can to achieve wellness and growth, and who experience successes to greater or lesser degrees in the different phases and circumstances of their lives. My efforts in counseling focus on what the client wants and how they can identify and apply their own strengths and resources in order to meet their personal goals.
As all of us seek wellness (safety, comfort, peace, health), and growth (knowledge, spirituality, compassion), we all draw upon various skills, goals, experiences and beliefs that shape our behavior. In my work, I respect clients as individuals who are doing what they can to achieve wellness and growth, and who experience successes to greater or lesser degrees in the different phases and circumstances of their lives. My efforts in counseling focus on what the client wants and how they can identify and apply their own strengths and resources in order to meet their personal goals.
(860) 317-2404 View (860) 317-2404
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Laura DeSantis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Not accepting new clients
Feeling stuck? We all face challenges, but there’s no reason you should struggle alone when help is available. You deserve to feel better and work through the obstacles that keep you from living your best life. As a clinician in the mental health and substance abuse field for almost 20 years, it's been my privilege to support many courageous individuals in their quest for healing. No two journeys have been the same. I have learned to be present and trust the process. There are many methods, strategies and skills that we can employ to help you resolve current issues and create new possibilities. You just need to begin.
Feeling stuck? We all face challenges, but there’s no reason you should struggle alone when help is available. You deserve to feel better and work through the obstacles that keep you from living your best life. As a clinician in the mental health and substance abuse field for almost 20 years, it's been my privilege to support many courageous individuals in their quest for healing. No two journeys have been the same. I have learned to be present and trust the process. There are many methods, strategies and skills that we can employ to help you resolve current issues and create new possibilities. You just need to begin.
(860) 455-4358 View (860) 455-4358
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NAFI Outpatient Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Waitlist for new clients
As of March 4, 2024 the NAFI Outpatient Clinic has a waitlist of about 8+ weeks. NAFI Outpatient Clinic provides both in-person and telehealth therapeutic services as well as psychiatric evaluations/medication management services. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 6 through the lifespan. Our clinic has experience in servicing clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral management, family interaction issues, and trauma. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide.
As of March 4, 2024 the NAFI Outpatient Clinic has a waitlist of about 8+ weeks. NAFI Outpatient Clinic provides both in-person and telehealth therapeutic services as well as psychiatric evaluations/medication management services. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 6 through the lifespan. Our clinic has experience in servicing clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral management, family interaction issues, and trauma. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide.
(860) 615-2145 View (860) 615-2145
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Open Door Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226  (Online Only)
When you’ve experienced painful life events or struggle with mental health challenges, starting the healing process is not an easy task. In fact it is often easier to avoid it or numb the pain, to continue the same patterns and to repeat past experiences (the past experiences you always hoped you wouldn't repeat). Somehow we find ourselves in a life story and we wonder how we got there. We will never be able to re-write our stories until we can actually be present with the painful life experiences that have led us to where we are in life. Therapy gives us the space to start this process.
When you’ve experienced painful life events or struggle with mental health challenges, starting the healing process is not an easy task. In fact it is often easier to avoid it or numb the pain, to continue the same patterns and to repeat past experiences (the past experiences you always hoped you wouldn't repeat). Somehow we find ourselves in a life story and we wonder how we got there. We will never be able to re-write our stories until we can actually be present with the painful life experiences that have led us to where we are in life. Therapy gives us the space to start this process.
(860) 764-3660 View (860) 764-3660
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Nancy Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Life is quite the mixture; sometimes it flows smoothly and sometimes it’s rocky and rough. Sometimes you can handle everything and then sometimes you feel overwhelmed and need to talk with someone who is trained to help. As a licensed clinical therapist, I can offer you emotional support in a non-judgmental way as you explore what’s happening in your life.
Life is quite the mixture; sometimes it flows smoothly and sometimes it’s rocky and rough. Sometimes you can handle everything and then sometimes you feel overwhelmed and need to talk with someone who is trained to help. As a licensed clinical therapist, I can offer you emotional support in a non-judgmental way as you explore what’s happening in your life.
(860) 957-5995 View (860) 957-5995
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Inlight Professional Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Do you find yourself conflicted within your thoughts and feelings? Do you spend a lot of mental energy trying to cope with your inner angst and turmoil or sadness or anger? maybe even rage? or Fear? Do you find yourself wishing you knew how to feel better emotionally so you could just be more happy in life? Our Feelings are a wonderful gift that makes us HUMAN but when our feelings are not balanced, when we are carrying unresolved issues from past, when we are flooded by feelings and not able to see things clearly, they provide the biggest pain and heartache in life. Would you like someone to help you with your inner struggle?
Do you find yourself conflicted within your thoughts and feelings? Do you spend a lot of mental energy trying to cope with your inner angst and turmoil or sadness or anger? maybe even rage? or Fear? Do you find yourself wishing you knew how to feel better emotionally so you could just be more happy in life? Our Feelings are a wonderful gift that makes us HUMAN but when our feelings are not balanced, when we are carrying unresolved issues from past, when we are flooded by feelings and not able to see things clearly, they provide the biggest pain and heartache in life. Would you like someone to help you with your inner struggle?
(860) 786-7623 View (860) 786-7623
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Joyce Johnson @ Whispering Pines Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
I am certified in Animal Assisted Therapy and together with my animal partners I offer a non traditional approach to treating anxiety, trauma and depression. Have you experienced trauma or loss? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety and/or depression? Is traditional talk therapy intimidating or not really your style? Maybe you just don't have the words to describe what you’re feeling. Well you have come to the right place.
I am certified in Animal Assisted Therapy and together with my animal partners I offer a non traditional approach to treating anxiety, trauma and depression. Have you experienced trauma or loss? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety and/or depression? Is traditional talk therapy intimidating or not really your style? Maybe you just don't have the words to describe what you’re feeling. Well you have come to the right place.
(959) 201-9345 View (959) 201-9345
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Friedrich (Fritz) C Maurer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Not accepting new clients
This is a great first step! At ReGeneration Therapy and Counseling, our passion is to help you get clear about what is causing problems and working with you toward solutions and overcoming the challenges of life. Please view our website, drop us an email or give us a call. There is hope, help, and solutions to your problems. Let's journey together!
This is a great first step! At ReGeneration Therapy and Counseling, our passion is to help you get clear about what is causing problems and working with you toward solutions and overcoming the challenges of life. Please view our website, drop us an email or give us a call. There is hope, help, and solutions to your problems. Let's journey together!
(860) 865-1997 View (860) 865-1997
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Susan M Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willimantic, CT 06226
Working with college students, couples, gender issues, individuals, parenting. If you are a Veteran about to deploy/post deployment- I am a provider for the MilitaryOne program. I incorporate trauma work/yoga, mind-body connections ElderCare throughout the life span and working with caregivers is also provided for the sandwiched baby boomer. Addictions/family problems are difficult & an area of specialization. If you seek a therapeutic alliance to work out problems in a compassionate & empowering environment, call me: 860 450-6267. In-office, Telephone and video sessions are possible for all CT residents. Thank-you.
Working with college students, couples, gender issues, individuals, parenting. If you are a Veteran about to deploy/post deployment- I am a provider for the MilitaryOne program. I incorporate trauma work/yoga, mind-body connections ElderCare throughout the life span and working with caregivers is also provided for the sandwiched baby boomer. Addictions/family problems are difficult & an area of specialization. If you seek a therapeutic alliance to work out problems in a compassionate & empowering environment, call me: 860 450-6267. In-office, Telephone and video sessions are possible for all CT residents. Thank-you.
(860) 322-5084 View (860) 322-5084
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Tricia Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Willimantic, CT 06226
Is something in your life unmanageable, a pattern that you can see but have no idea how to stop or change? Chronic stress can drain your emotional well-being, leaving you vulnerable to anxiety, depression, unhealthy habits, and many other self-destructive or compulsive behaviors. You might feel trapped, like life is out of control and there is no hope. What if your brain is tricking you into thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are not helpful? I believe it's possible to figure out how to think and act differently, find hope and manage what only feels unmanageable.
Is something in your life unmanageable, a pattern that you can see but have no idea how to stop or change? Chronic stress can drain your emotional well-being, leaving you vulnerable to anxiety, depression, unhealthy habits, and many other self-destructive or compulsive behaviors. You might feel trapped, like life is out of control and there is no hope. What if your brain is tricking you into thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are not helpful? I believe it's possible to figure out how to think and act differently, find hope and manage what only feels unmanageable.
(860) 924-7656 View (860) 924-7656

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Number of Therapists in Willimantic, CT

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Willimantic, CT who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Husky | CT BHP
81% Anthem | Elevance
77% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Willimantic, CT see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Willimantic?

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.