Therapists in Berkshire County, MA

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Trudy Carl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsfield, MA 01201  (Online Only)
Welcome, as you step into the realm of positive change and growth, you've embarked on a journey towards a brighter present and a thriving future. I am Trudy, LCSW (she/her/hers), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to guiding individuals, families, and couples towards uncovering their innate wholeness amidst life's challenges. With over 15 years of experience, my practice encompasses a diverse range of specialties including developmental/relational trauma, life transitions, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, PTSD, incarceration/re-entry life stressors, academic/career related concerns, substance use and more.
Welcome, as you step into the realm of positive change and growth, you've embarked on a journey towards a brighter present and a thriving future. I am Trudy, LCSW (she/her/hers), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to guiding individuals, families, and couples towards uncovering their innate wholeness amidst life's challenges. With over 15 years of experience, my practice encompasses a diverse range of specialties including developmental/relational trauma, life transitions, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, PTSD, incarceration/re-entry life stressors, academic/career related concerns, substance use and more.
(413) 414-4904 View (413) 414-4904
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Morgan Jasewicz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS MHC
Verified Verified
Pittsfield, MA 01201  (Online Only)
I leverage the knowledge and stories of those I work with to help individuals gain insight, self-compassion, and acceptance in response to the obstacles that inevitably arise in life. These issues range from navigating relationship or adjustment difficulties to supporting clients with complex trauma. My intention is for individuals to be better able to create space for the future rather than the past alone and strengthen their capacity to overcome current difficulties. I have a special interest in attachment-based issues and support clients in identifying patterns that may be masking one's authentic self.
I leverage the knowledge and stories of those I work with to help individuals gain insight, self-compassion, and acceptance in response to the obstacles that inevitably arise in life. These issues range from navigating relationship or adjustment difficulties to supporting clients with complex trauma. My intention is for individuals to be better able to create space for the future rather than the past alone and strengthen their capacity to overcome current difficulties. I have a special interest in attachment-based issues and support clients in identifying patterns that may be masking one's authentic self.
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Nicole Laughrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with overwhelming emotions, negative thought patterns, or unresolved pain from trauma, causing you to feel stuck, helpless, confused, lost or alone? I want you to know that you're not alone. If you're here, it’s a sign of your courage, hope, and vision that brighter days are on the horizon. You can imagine yourself feeling safer, grounded in your body, and more connected with others. If you're searching for a non-judgmental, validating, and safe space to help support you in understanding, processing, and healing from adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse or exposure to domestic violence, I welcome you.
Do you struggle with overwhelming emotions, negative thought patterns, or unresolved pain from trauma, causing you to feel stuck, helpless, confused, lost or alone? I want you to know that you're not alone. If you're here, it’s a sign of your courage, hope, and vision that brighter days are on the horizon. You can imagine yourself feeling safer, grounded in your body, and more connected with others. If you're searching for a non-judgmental, validating, and safe space to help support you in understanding, processing, and healing from adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse or exposure to domestic violence, I welcome you.
(413) 779-8871 View (413) 779-8871
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Nick Kelley
MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsfield, MA 01201  (Online Only)
I am a PEERS (R) Certified Adolescent and Telehealth Provider who facilitates individual and group evidence-based social and relational skills training for adolescents and adults in the autism spectrum or with related developmental and learning challenges. PEERS (R), which stands for the Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relational Skills, was developed at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and is the only evidence-based skills training program of its kind. It's intended specifically for use with neurodiverse populations. I provide PEERS (R) training virtually.
I am a PEERS (R) Certified Adolescent and Telehealth Provider who facilitates individual and group evidence-based social and relational skills training for adolescents and adults in the autism spectrum or with related developmental and learning challenges. PEERS (R), which stands for the Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relational Skills, was developed at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and is the only evidence-based skills training program of its kind. It's intended specifically for use with neurodiverse populations. I provide PEERS (R) training virtually.
(413) 300-2217 View (413) 300-2217
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Jean Clarke-Mitchell, PhD, Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Pittsfield, MA 01202
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for choosing my profile. I am a multicultural, multiethnic, psychotherapist practicing Psychodynamic, DBT, CBT, and other forms of evidence-based therapy. My main focus is your care. I can provide you with compassionate and effective care, which will help to increase your sense of trust and safety. You will receive the benefits of my years of experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and addictions in an environment that fosters motivation and progress. I love working with all types of people and I look forward to assisting you in your journey to well-being, good health, and contentment in life.
Thank you for choosing my profile. I am a multicultural, multiethnic, psychotherapist practicing Psychodynamic, DBT, CBT, and other forms of evidence-based therapy. My main focus is your care. I can provide you with compassionate and effective care, which will help to increase your sense of trust and safety. You will receive the benefits of my years of experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and addictions in an environment that fosters motivation and progress. I love working with all types of people and I look forward to assisting you in your journey to well-being, good health, and contentment in life.
(413) 203-6382 View (413) 203-6382
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Dr. Rachel W Bush
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Becket, MA 01223
Change can be hard without the guidance of an experienced and objective Licensed Psychologist. Let's collaborate and discuss your challenges, transformation, and growth. Please pick up the phone and call me for a free fifteen-minute consultation. If you are a teenager or adult, I provide individual and couples treatment that is individually structured to exceed your expectations. I am clinically seasoned after 30 years. I would like to have the opportunity to discuss what you would like to address in your treatment and help you create a life with greater fulfillment, confidence, and resiliency. You can do this.
Change can be hard without the guidance of an experienced and objective Licensed Psychologist. Let's collaborate and discuss your challenges, transformation, and growth. Please pick up the phone and call me for a free fifteen-minute consultation. If you are a teenager or adult, I provide individual and couples treatment that is individually structured to exceed your expectations. I am clinically seasoned after 30 years. I would like to have the opportunity to discuss what you would like to address in your treatment and help you create a life with greater fulfillment, confidence, and resiliency. You can do this.
(413) 299-2634 View (413) 299-2634
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Kate Banks
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS MHC, MBA
Verified Verified
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Welcome. From a person-centered perspective, I work collaboratively with my clients. Together, we identify both the obstacles and the openings on the road toward your desired change. I am the observing guide who might form connections, challenge assumptions, or help you see what is calling to be seen. Present with what you share, I listen without judgment to your experience and its unique meaning for you. I am a psychotherapist who values the safety and sanctity inherent to the therapeutic relationship; one where you are met with genuineness and acceptance.
Welcome. From a person-centered perspective, I work collaboratively with my clients. Together, we identify both the obstacles and the openings on the road toward your desired change. I am the observing guide who might form connections, challenge assumptions, or help you see what is calling to be seen. Present with what you share, I listen without judgment to your experience and its unique meaning for you. I am a psychotherapist who values the safety and sanctity inherent to the therapeutic relationship; one where you are met with genuineness and acceptance.
(413) 225-4525 View (413) 225-4525
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Jenna N Knauss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
I specialize in working with clients who may benefit from more intensive couple or family treatment. I work collaboratively with my patients to better understand what is impeding their ability to grow, develop, and thrive as an individual and in relationships. My goal is to facilitate a patient experience that provides a space for exploration and discovery. Through this collaborative process, we may also use our relationship as a way to better understand interpersonal dynamics and/or challenges that exist in other areas in your life.
I specialize in working with clients who may benefit from more intensive couple or family treatment. I work collaboratively with my patients to better understand what is impeding their ability to grow, develop, and thrive as an individual and in relationships. My goal is to facilitate a patient experience that provides a space for exploration and discovery. Through this collaborative process, we may also use our relationship as a way to better understand interpersonal dynamics and/or challenges that exist in other areas in your life.
(413) 889-1004 View (413) 889-1004
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Arin Willey, LMHC, R-DMT
MA, LMHC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
When stress & anxiety keep you from feeling like yourself, it makes everything harder. I can help you change the ways you deal with stress, tension and struggle, and improve your relationships. Anxiety and stress can be related to trauma in your past, difficulty managing demands and day to day problems, or the challenge of big life changes. I use somatic psychotherapy, mind-body, and creative approaches to help my clients make profound change. You can have less tension, worry, self-doubt, and feelings of isolation and feel more energy, joy, connection and support.
When stress & anxiety keep you from feeling like yourself, it makes everything harder. I can help you change the ways you deal with stress, tension and struggle, and improve your relationships. Anxiety and stress can be related to trauma in your past, difficulty managing demands and day to day problems, or the challenge of big life changes. I use somatic psychotherapy, mind-body, and creative approaches to help my clients make profound change. You can have less tension, worry, self-doubt, and feelings of isolation and feel more energy, joy, connection and support.
(413) 887-3523 View (413) 887-3523
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Lauren Blackerby
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
Pittsfield, MA 01201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have helped clients experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and those learning to manage their mental health symptoms. When life can feel overwhelming and we are not sure how to cope, I believe that therapy can help to provide us with the tools we need to manage our stress and our mental health symptoms. These skills can also better equip us to do the work of processing past trauma and working through family of origin issues. I believe you are the expert when it comes to your work and healing.
I have helped clients experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and those learning to manage their mental health symptoms. When life can feel overwhelming and we are not sure how to cope, I believe that therapy can help to provide us with the tools we need to manage our stress and our mental health symptoms. These skills can also better equip us to do the work of processing past trauma and working through family of origin issues. I believe you are the expert when it comes to your work and healing.
(508) 691-8934 View (508) 691-8934
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Carrie Nowicki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm Carrie, a dedicated mental health therapist committed to guiding individuals on their journey towards holistic well-being! Picture your ideal path to self-discovery and healing – a journey where you feel empowered to address your mental, physical, and spiritual needs. That's exactly the journey I aim to facilitate for my clients. Are you seeking a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world? Are you longing for a sense of balance and harmony in your life? Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or simply seeking greater clarity and purpose, I'm here to support you.
Hello, I'm Carrie, a dedicated mental health therapist committed to guiding individuals on their journey towards holistic well-being! Picture your ideal path to self-discovery and healing – a journey where you feel empowered to address your mental, physical, and spiritual needs. That's exactly the journey I aim to facilitate for my clients. Are you seeking a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world? Are you longing for a sense of balance and harmony in your life? Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or simply seeking greater clarity and purpose, I'm here to support you.
(413) 776-5073 View (413) 776-5073
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Steven Jacob Freed
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Are you facing overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you find it difficult to manage stress, regulate your emotions, or maintain healthy relationships? Have you experienced setbacks in your journey towards personal growth and well-being? I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years working with adults from all backgrounds to help recover from trauma, addictions, and other mental health difficulties.
Are you facing overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you find it difficult to manage stress, regulate your emotions, or maintain healthy relationships? Have you experienced setbacks in your journey towards personal growth and well-being? I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years working with adults from all backgrounds to help recover from trauma, addictions, and other mental health difficulties.
(413) 931-3828 View (413) 931-3828
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Scott Murray
Psychologist, PhD, FACHE
Verified Verified
Pittsfield, MA 01201
I believe that a good therapist is a collaborator who works with you as part of a team. In this way, I will not only offer insights and help identify possibly unhealthy patterns, but I also will provide direction, support, and assistance in developing the skills you need to overcome your challenges. My approach to therapy is cognitive behavioral and solution-focused. My intent is to always provide a safe, compassionate, and caring space in which to better understand the challenges you face and to help you develop or enhance the skills you need to meet your goals.
I believe that a good therapist is a collaborator who works with you as part of a team. In this way, I will not only offer insights and help identify possibly unhealthy patterns, but I also will provide direction, support, and assistance in developing the skills you need to overcome your challenges. My approach to therapy is cognitive behavioral and solution-focused. My intent is to always provide a safe, compassionate, and caring space in which to better understand the challenges you face and to help you develop or enhance the skills you need to meet your goals.
(413) 344-2755 View (413) 344-2755
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Mara Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
Hello for and thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Excited to say I am currently accepting clients! I offer compassionate, heart-and-soul-centered, nonjudgmental, supportive, strengths-based therapy in the comfort of your own home via telehealth. I work with teens, kids, families, parents, individuals and couples. I am trained at Simmons College and Harvard Medical School. You deserve the BEST! I became a therapist because I LOVE PEOPLE and I want to support you becoming the person you always wanted to be. I am not adverse to walking through tough stuff and lingering issues from the past and present that need healing.
Hello for and thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Excited to say I am currently accepting clients! I offer compassionate, heart-and-soul-centered, nonjudgmental, supportive, strengths-based therapy in the comfort of your own home via telehealth. I work with teens, kids, families, parents, individuals and couples. I am trained at Simmons College and Harvard Medical School. You deserve the BEST! I became a therapist because I LOVE PEOPLE and I want to support you becoming the person you always wanted to be. I am not adverse to walking through tough stuff and lingering issues from the past and present that need healing.
(413) 207-0984 View (413) 207-0984
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Diane M Loais
Counselor, MA , CAGS, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Adams, MA 01247
I want to help clients on their journey to wholeness and healing. I encourage clients to believe they can achieve a better life situation by working on their strengths and talents. Self Compassion is needed to move forward. I can do teletherapy for those individuals who want a phone or video session. I see vaccinated individuals on Tuesdays at Pittsfield and Saturdays at North Adams. I am available for teletherapy by appointment Tuesday through Saturday.
I want to help clients on their journey to wholeness and healing. I encourage clients to believe they can achieve a better life situation by working on their strengths and talents. Self Compassion is needed to move forward. I can do teletherapy for those individuals who want a phone or video session. I see vaccinated individuals on Tuesdays at Pittsfield and Saturdays at North Adams. I am available for teletherapy by appointment Tuesday through Saturday.
(413) 287-8369 View (413) 287-8369
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Sarah Evans Feldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Great Barrington, MA 01230  (Online Only)
Welcome! Navigating the uncertainties and heightened anxieties of our current time requires tailored support from a seasoned professional. As a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, I specialize in addressing a spectrum of concerns such as depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and overwhelming emotions. Whether you seek ongoing support or a one-off session, my approach integrates concrete strategies like relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and other evidence-based methods to aid individuals in coping.
Welcome! Navigating the uncertainties and heightened anxieties of our current time requires tailored support from a seasoned professional. As a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, I specialize in addressing a spectrum of concerns such as depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and overwhelming emotions. Whether you seek ongoing support or a one-off session, my approach integrates concrete strategies like relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and other evidence-based methods to aid individuals in coping.
(413) 591-7224 View (413) 591-7224
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Alice Pozzi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lee, MA 01238  (Online Only)
Unbearable emotional and somatic states, relationship problems, identity crises, difficult life transitions, losses, grief, and trauma are some of the many experiences that plague us and make life hard. While suffering is a natural part of life, it is understandable to want to move away from it. However, it is when we give our suffering a voice that healing can begin.
Unbearable emotional and somatic states, relationship problems, identity crises, difficult life transitions, losses, grief, and trauma are some of the many experiences that plague us and make life hard. While suffering is a natural part of life, it is understandable to want to move away from it. However, it is when we give our suffering a voice that healing can begin.
(413) 595-2063 View (413) 595-2063
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Donna Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I've learned in over thirty-five years in the field that anyone who wants change can benefit from a therapy that is geared toward increased self-awareness. Psychotherapy is an empowering experience that helps people improve relationships, reach higher income, quality of life, and educational goals. Understanding the world we live in, and who we are, is a key to open those doors to greater satisfaction, fewer frustrations, and a greater sense of possibilites. Therapy can, and should produce answers to questions about why things are not working out, and what actually does work
I've learned in over thirty-five years in the field that anyone who wants change can benefit from a therapy that is geared toward increased self-awareness. Psychotherapy is an empowering experience that helps people improve relationships, reach higher income, quality of life, and educational goals. Understanding the world we live in, and who we are, is a key to open those doors to greater satisfaction, fewer frustrations, and a greater sense of possibilites. Therapy can, and should produce answers to questions about why things are not working out, and what actually does work
(413) 315-5103 View (413) 315-5103
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Michael Joseph Murphy
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Williamstown, MA 01267
Bottom line, I believe we are all here to learn all we can during our time here in the Earth school. I seek to serve couples, families and individuals addressing life adjustment issues including relationship conflict, developmental concerns, functional issues related to head or brain injury and efforts to increase self-actualization. I have been practicing as a licensed psychologist for more than thirty-five years; I have provided care and supervised services in mental health and psychiatric hospitals as well as correctional settings and hold specializations in forensic psychology and neuropsychology.
Bottom line, I believe we are all here to learn all we can during our time here in the Earth school. I seek to serve couples, families and individuals addressing life adjustment issues including relationship conflict, developmental concerns, functional issues related to head or brain injury and efforts to increase self-actualization. I have been practicing as a licensed psychologist for more than thirty-five years; I have provided care and supervised services in mental health and psychiatric hospitals as well as correctional settings and hold specializations in forensic psychology and neuropsychology.
(413) 423-1265 View (413) 423-1265
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Jennifer Flynn Bernard
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Williamstown, MA 01267
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my private practice. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), with a background in Counseling Psychology. I work with individuals and couples to foster emotional growth, improve interpersonal communication, and encourage self-care. As a counselor and therapist, I am committed to serving clients by partnering with them in working toward healthy change, development, and healing. This involves exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and taking action to achieve positive change.
Welcome to my private practice. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), with a background in Counseling Psychology. I work with individuals and couples to foster emotional growth, improve interpersonal communication, and encourage self-care. As a counselor and therapist, I am committed to serving clients by partnering with them in working toward healthy change, development, and healing. This involves exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and taking action to achieve positive change.
(413) 397-2332 View (413) 397-2332

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Number of Therapists in Berkshire County, MA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Berkshire County, MA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
62% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
51% Optum

How Therapists in Berkshire County, MA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Berkshire County?

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.