Therapists in Barre, MA

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Michael Cummings
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Barre, MA 01005
If you and/or your love ones are struggling with life, work, family, or school. I can help. My focus is on utilizing EMDR therapy to help adults overcome the events, irrational beliefs, and past emotionally charged memories that are holding them back from living a full life. EMDR has been shown to be useful for PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias; chronic illness and medical trauma, depression and bipolar disorder, grief and loss, dissociative disorders, pain, performance anxiety, and others. I work with adults (18+), college students, young professionals.
If you and/or your love ones are struggling with life, work, family, or school. I can help. My focus is on utilizing EMDR therapy to help adults overcome the events, irrational beliefs, and past emotionally charged memories that are holding them back from living a full life. EMDR has been shown to be useful for PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias; chronic illness and medical trauma, depression and bipolar disorder, grief and loss, dissociative disorders, pain, performance anxiety, and others. I work with adults (18+), college students, young professionals.
(978) 541-1613 View (978) 541-1613
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Diane T Roth MEd LMHC
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Barre, MA 01005  (Online Only)
My practice is client centered, focusing on assistance with goal setting and developing strategies together to help clients meet their individual goals. I work with individuals, couples and families assisting them in making changes that will promote their growth and satisfaction. In addition, I have been working with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss, anxiety and depression. Some of these issues are related to the pandemic, some of these issues have resurfaced due to the recent changes in our world.
My practice is client centered, focusing on assistance with goal setting and developing strategies together to help clients meet their individual goals. I work with individuals, couples and families assisting them in making changes that will promote their growth and satisfaction. In addition, I have been working with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss, anxiety and depression. Some of these issues are related to the pandemic, some of these issues have resurfaced due to the recent changes in our world.
(508) 392-6083 View (508) 392-6083
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Avera Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Barre, MA 01005
Reaching out and finding the right therapist can be a challenge but it is the first, and bravest, step one can take. I provide therapy with a practical, down to earth and real world outlook and strive to help people develop resiliency, find greater purpose and create a path to live their best life. With 19 years of experience, I recognizes that each individual is unique, and will work with you to develop a personalized approach to the therapeutic process.
Reaching out and finding the right therapist can be a challenge but it is the first, and bravest, step one can take. I provide therapy with a practical, down to earth and real world outlook and strive to help people develop resiliency, find greater purpose and create a path to live their best life. With 19 years of experience, I recognizes that each individual is unique, and will work with you to develop a personalized approach to the therapeutic process.
(978) 396-3287 View (978) 396-3287
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Laurie Ann Majka
Counselor, LMHC, CAGS, MA, BA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Barre, MA 01005
I have been licensed (LMHC) for 9 years, my speciality is children, but I do work with adults too. I have been working with children for more then 30 years. I am trained in play therapy, CBT, Trauma-focused therapy, grief/loss, children of divorce, OCD, parent-child conflicts, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, child adoption, IEP's, school related issues, couples therapy and existential therapy - focuses on free will, self-determination and the search for meaning. I believe blending elements from different approaches and tailor the treatment according to each patient's needs. I believe individuals have strengths.
I have been licensed (LMHC) for 9 years, my speciality is children, but I do work with adults too. I have been working with children for more then 30 years. I am trained in play therapy, CBT, Trauma-focused therapy, grief/loss, children of divorce, OCD, parent-child conflicts, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, child adoption, IEP's, school related issues, couples therapy and existential therapy - focuses on free will, self-determination and the search for meaning. I believe blending elements from different approaches and tailor the treatment according to each patient's needs. I believe individuals have strengths.
(351) 666-8113 View (351) 666-8113
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Sarah Aubuchon
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Barre, MA 01005  (Online Only)
*Now taking new clients for Virtual sessions. Does life seem harder lately? Has covid left you isolated, lonely? Do you need someone to talk to? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help, especially if you desire to address anxiety issues, depression, relationship challenges. I'm here to help, to listen objectively, without judgment. Do you need help managing addictions? Let's work on things together.
*Now taking new clients for Virtual sessions. Does life seem harder lately? Has covid left you isolated, lonely? Do you need someone to talk to? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help, especially if you desire to address anxiety issues, depression, relationship challenges. I'm here to help, to listen objectively, without judgment. Do you need help managing addictions? Let's work on things together.
(603) 605-1085 View (603) 605-1085
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Dr. Jean Stannard
PhD
Barre, MA 01005
I can help you gain insight into adverse inner feelings, emotions, and thought processes as well as how to manage and overcome them. The goal is to become more grounded and balanced within yourself; keys to living a happier life. From this place a deeper sense of peace and eventually a sense of freedom will be had. Achieving a higher level of conscious awareness is a reality; whereby you have a choice and are no longer driven by inner turmoil, blocked emotion, and remnants of your past. You can choose how to manage your life, opposed to automatically reacting to it. website: drjmsholisticcounseling
I can help you gain insight into adverse inner feelings, emotions, and thought processes as well as how to manage and overcome them. The goal is to become more grounded and balanced within yourself; keys to living a happier life. From this place a deeper sense of peace and eventually a sense of freedom will be had. Achieving a higher level of conscious awareness is a reality; whereby you have a choice and are no longer driven by inner turmoil, blocked emotion, and remnants of your past. You can choose how to manage your life, opposed to automatically reacting to it. website: drjmsholisticcounseling
(978) 820-7446 View (978) 820-7446
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Melissa Wojtkowski
Counselor, LMHC, LADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Barre, MA 01005
Not accepting new clients
I believe the most important aspect to finding a therapist is the connection you experience during that first session. I use a humorous, non judgmental, engaging and interactive style to assist you in exploring your difficulties and help to find a gentle way of coping with significant distress. I have a strong passion for my work and am able to treat a wide range of clients. I am a licensed mental health counselor and alcohol & drug counselor, being in the field for over twenty years. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, abuse/trauma, addiction, relationships, and sexuality.
I believe the most important aspect to finding a therapist is the connection you experience during that first session. I use a humorous, non judgmental, engaging and interactive style to assist you in exploring your difficulties and help to find a gentle way of coping with significant distress. I have a strong passion for my work and am able to treat a wide range of clients. I am a licensed mental health counselor and alcohol & drug counselor, being in the field for over twenty years. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, abuse/trauma, addiction, relationships, and sexuality.
(774) 294-0784 View (774) 294-0784
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Donna O'Brien
Counselor, PhD, MEd, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Barre, MA 01005  (Online Only)
Not currently accepting new clients. I have been a psychotherapist for over 25 years, working with men, women, adolescents, couples and groups. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process between client and therapist. As a therapist I try to see the world through the eyes of my clients and accommodate the therapy to their particular needs. First we try to understand the problems that have brought the client into therapy, and we gradually put into practice ways to alleviate them. Unhappiness may take the form of depression, anxiety, panic, life change adjustment, recovery, guilt, grief, or relationship problems.
Not currently accepting new clients. I have been a psychotherapist for over 25 years, working with men, women, adolescents, couples and groups. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process between client and therapist. As a therapist I try to see the world through the eyes of my clients and accommodate the therapy to their particular needs. First we try to understand the problems that have brought the client into therapy, and we gradually put into practice ways to alleviate them. Unhappiness may take the form of depression, anxiety, panic, life change adjustment, recovery, guilt, grief, or relationship problems.
(508) 213-5085 View (508) 213-5085
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Emily Adair Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Barre, MA 01005
Life can feel overwhelming. We live in a world full of uncertainty and upheaval. But our world also contains hope and possibility. If you have been struggling with stress, fear and worries, sadness and grief, or needing to heal in any way, therapy can help. During our time together I will work with you to foster a brave, safe space to explore your needs and goals, whether they are related to processing experiences from your past, navigating current areas where you might feel stuck, or identifying potential areas of growth. I approach my practice with warmth, compassion, understanding, wisdom, and a sense of humor.
Life can feel overwhelming. We live in a world full of uncertainty and upheaval. But our world also contains hope and possibility. If you have been struggling with stress, fear and worries, sadness and grief, or needing to heal in any way, therapy can help. During our time together I will work with you to foster a brave, safe space to explore your needs and goals, whether they are related to processing experiences from your past, navigating current areas where you might feel stuck, or identifying potential areas of growth. I approach my practice with warmth, compassion, understanding, wisdom, and a sense of humor.
(978) 756-5716 View (978) 756-5716
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Joy Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Barre, MA 01005
Not accepting new clients
I am a skilled clinician with nearly two decades of experience working with children, teens and adults. At the center of my work, is a focus on nurturing self-awareness, self-compassion and self-regulation, which I believe are gifts we all possess, regardless of age. I place a strong emphasis on meeting you where you’re at, letting therapy be a process that is on your terms. I invite you to engage in open communication by using curious inquiry and reflective listening. In doing so I offer you, and your loved ones if they’re involved, the time and space to safely explore beliefs and learned behavior that may no longer serve you.
I am a skilled clinician with nearly two decades of experience working with children, teens and adults. At the center of my work, is a focus on nurturing self-awareness, self-compassion and self-regulation, which I believe are gifts we all possess, regardless of age. I place a strong emphasis on meeting you where you’re at, letting therapy be a process that is on your terms. I invite you to engage in open communication by using curious inquiry and reflective listening. In doing so I offer you, and your loved ones if they’re involved, the time and space to safely explore beliefs and learned behavior that may no longer serve you.
(413) 287-8209 View (413) 287-8209
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Laura Fasano
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Barre, MA 01005
Not accepting new clients
Want to make changes in your life? Would you like to feel more like yourself? For over 25 years, I've witnessed individuals unburden past beliefs at the deepest level, and overcome depression, anxiety, self-medicating, or repeating toxic relationships. Whatever challenges are currently bringing you to therapy, my main goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, and empathic therapeutic relationship where individuals can realize their full potential. Our work together will help you understand your own healing process. Beginning right where you are is the only way to change.. Wholeness is absolutely within you.
Want to make changes in your life? Would you like to feel more like yourself? For over 25 years, I've witnessed individuals unburden past beliefs at the deepest level, and overcome depression, anxiety, self-medicating, or repeating toxic relationships. Whatever challenges are currently bringing you to therapy, my main goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, and empathic therapeutic relationship where individuals can realize their full potential. Our work together will help you understand your own healing process. Beginning right where you are is the only way to change.. Wholeness is absolutely within you.
(978) 808-6012 View (978) 808-6012
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Bryony Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Barre, MA 01005  (Online Only)
With skilled support you can create the life you want. You sense that more is possible for your life and you are ready to make some needed inner and outer changes. You are motivated to prioritize your mental and emotional wellbeing. I can be your ally, coach, and also help you uncover and heal inner blocks that are getting in your way. I accept Aetna & BCBS insurance for counseling (not coaching) services. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional: Complex Trauma. Talk therapy is often not enough. I offer a somatic/body-centered approach. Please see my website (heartmindhealing.net) for MANY more details about what I offer.
With skilled support you can create the life you want. You sense that more is possible for your life and you are ready to make some needed inner and outer changes. You are motivated to prioritize your mental and emotional wellbeing. I can be your ally, coach, and also help you uncover and heal inner blocks that are getting in your way. I accept Aetna & BCBS insurance for counseling (not coaching) services. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional: Complex Trauma. Talk therapy is often not enough. I offer a somatic/body-centered approach. Please see my website (heartmindhealing.net) for MANY more details about what I offer.
(413) 359-6629 View (413) 359-6629
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Cheryl Guerriero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Barre, MA 01005  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adults to meet their goals in an empathetic and supportive way. I work collaboratively with individuals to heal patterns that are creating difficulties in their lives. My style is down to earth, relaxed, supportive and compassionate, but can be guided when needed.
I enjoy working with adults to meet their goals in an empathetic and supportive way. I work collaboratively with individuals to heal patterns that are creating difficulties in their lives. My style is down to earth, relaxed, supportive and compassionate, but can be guided when needed.
(617) 229-6938 View (617) 229-6938
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Maura A Hogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Barre, MA 01005
Not accepting new clients
Our mental and emotional health is so important. Especially these days. Very simply... talking about things helps us. Talking to a professional about our thoughts, ideas, concerns, and hopes can help to make sense of things we feel do not always make sense.
Our mental and emotional health is so important. Especially these days. Very simply... talking about things helps us. Talking to a professional about our thoughts, ideas, concerns, and hopes can help to make sense of things we feel do not always make sense.
(508) 232-6597 View (508) 232-6597

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Dave Russo, LMFT, LMHC
Counselor, LMFT, LMHC
Verified
Rutland, MA 01543
Not accepting new clients
Dave is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC); a Level II EMDR Therapist; and has taught in the pastoral counseling graduate program at Assumption College. Dave's academic work includes duel majors in Religious Studies and Psychology at Assumption College; a Master's degree in Theological Studies and Pastoral Counseling at the Claremont School of Theology (CA); and two years of post-graduate academic work in pastoral counseling at Claremont.
Dave is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC); a Level II EMDR Therapist; and has taught in the pastoral counseling graduate program at Assumption College. Dave's academic work includes duel majors in Religious Studies and Psychology at Assumption College; a Master's degree in Theological Studies and Pastoral Counseling at the Claremont School of Theology (CA); and two years of post-graduate academic work in pastoral counseling at Claremont.
(508) 455-5114 View (508) 455-5114
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Alicia Patterson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Templeton, MA 01468  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling anxious or depressed? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about how they are supposed to manage all aspects of their lives. I've worked in the community for over a decade and have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, parenthood, self-esteem issues, and relationship conflict.
Do you struggle with feeling anxious or depressed? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about how they are supposed to manage all aspects of their lives. I've worked in the community for over a decade and have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, parenthood, self-esteem issues, and relationship conflict.
(351) 200-9110 View (351) 200-9110
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Rachel M Kelly
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rutland, MA 01543
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in both the home and office settings. I have worked in state and private agencies, and am familiar with the importance of working closely within the identified team to ensure comprehensive treatment. I focus on the individual needs of the client and family when developing treatment plans and goals. My experience includes working with individuals and families with emotional and behavioral concerns, trauma, family conflict, substance abuse, mood disorders, and stress. I take a strength-based approach to treatment, and encourage open and honest communication to motivate growth and change.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in both the home and office settings. I have worked in state and private agencies, and am familiar with the importance of working closely within the identified team to ensure comprehensive treatment. I focus on the individual needs of the client and family when developing treatment plans and goals. My experience includes working with individuals and families with emotional and behavioral concerns, trauma, family conflict, substance abuse, mood disorders, and stress. I take a strength-based approach to treatment, and encourage open and honest communication to motivate growth and change.
(774) 512-3136 View (774) 512-3136
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Nathan Gay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Rutland, MA 01543
Waitlist for new clients
I help children and adolescents to learn skills and strategies to improve their attention, complete homework, worry less, be happier or improve their overall self-esteem. I help parents to feel more comfortable, confident and effective in parenting or advocating for their child. I consult with Primary Care Physicians, other treatment providers, and educational teams to help them better understand and support your child's individual strengths and needs. I use effective, practical treatment approaches to help children, adolescents and families reach their unique treatment goals.
I help children and adolescents to learn skills and strategies to improve their attention, complete homework, worry less, be happier or improve their overall self-esteem. I help parents to feel more comfortable, confident and effective in parenting or advocating for their child. I consult with Primary Care Physicians, other treatment providers, and educational teams to help them better understand and support your child's individual strengths and needs. I use effective, practical treatment approaches to help children, adolescents and families reach their unique treatment goals.
(774) 541-1532 View (774) 541-1532
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Emily Van Ness-Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Rutland, MA 01543
* No current openings at this time* I am a clinical social worker with 14 years of experience in human services. I work with individuals, children, and families and treat a range of issues or concerns. My main focus is to help you reach your own self-directed goals. My style is eclectic, warm, and authentic. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation to successful treatment. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you have access to a clinician that fits your needs. I utilize mindfulness, heart centered dialog, and compassion to aide in your journey.
* No current openings at this time* I am a clinical social worker with 14 years of experience in human services. I work with individuals, children, and families and treat a range of issues or concerns. My main focus is to help you reach your own self-directed goals. My style is eclectic, warm, and authentic. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation to successful treatment. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you have access to a clinician that fits your needs. I utilize mindfulness, heart centered dialog, and compassion to aide in your journey.
(508) 476-6312 View (508) 476-6312
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Laura Silva
Counselor, MA, LicMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersham, MA 01366  (Online Only)
I provide traditional, holistic and transpersonal psychotherapy, empowering people with hope, skills for positive change and a path for total well being. I help Individuals feeling stuck, discontent,and desiring greater fulfillment. Clients love my work. I provide a natural approach to mental health. Working together, blocks and struggles are transformed, unlocking inner wisdom and personal power. For over 30+ years, I offer a compassionate, intuitive presence, healing the root cause of the problem. Clients express feeling greater clarity, integration, self acceptance and inner strength. I also teach inner skills of mindfulness, meditation and spiritual development.
I provide traditional, holistic and transpersonal psychotherapy, empowering people with hope, skills for positive change and a path for total well being. I help Individuals feeling stuck, discontent,and desiring greater fulfillment. Clients love my work. I provide a natural approach to mental health. Working together, blocks and struggles are transformed, unlocking inner wisdom and personal power. For over 30+ years, I offer a compassionate, intuitive presence, healing the root cause of the problem. Clients express feeling greater clarity, integration, self acceptance and inner strength. I also teach inner skills of mindfulness, meditation and spiritual development.
(978) 249-0997 View (978) 249-0997

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Barre, MA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Barre, MA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
93% Depression
93% Coping Skills
86% Relationship Issues
86% Stress
79% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Harvard Pilgrim
69% Optum

How Therapists in Barre, MA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Barre?

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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.