Therapists in Boston, MA

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Photo of undefined - Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops, PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(617) 286-3207 View (617) 286-3207
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Charlene C. Chow
Counselor, LMHC, MPH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02117  (Online Only)
PLEASE EMAIL OR SUBMIT WEBSITE FORM (DO NOT CALL) TO SCHEDULE INITIAL PHONE CONSULTATION ------ Waitlist is currently OPEN. ------ Are you looking for support managing your mood, anxiety, health habits, relationships, cultural or other intersectional identities? I'm passionate about collaborating with individuals who are looking for support around boundary-setting, acceptance, self-actualization, conflict resolution, and overcoming life's challenges - mental, emotional, and physical.
PLEASE EMAIL OR SUBMIT WEBSITE FORM (DO NOT CALL) TO SCHEDULE INITIAL PHONE CONSULTATION ------ Waitlist is currently OPEN. ------ Are you looking for support managing your mood, anxiety, health habits, relationships, cultural or other intersectional identities? I'm passionate about collaborating with individuals who are looking for support around boundary-setting, acceptance, self-actualization, conflict resolution, and overcoming life's challenges - mental, emotional, and physical.
(617) 315-6352 View (617) 315-6352
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Dr. Christy Clark
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I have developed extensive experience in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities including DBT, DBT, ACT, Exposure Therapy and Couples/Family Therapy. I work with individuals from children to adults to treat a wide range of therapeutic needs including anxiety-related disorders, OCD, trauma, depression, grief, and couples/family issues. I work at Center for Anxiety, a mental health practice, dedicated to excellent patient care. You may be matched with a clinician if their skills are a better match for you
I have developed extensive experience in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities including DBT, DBT, ACT, Exposure Therapy and Couples/Family Therapy. I work with individuals from children to adults to treat a wide range of therapeutic needs including anxiety-related disorders, OCD, trauma, depression, grief, and couples/family issues. I work at Center for Anxiety, a mental health practice, dedicated to excellent patient care. You may be matched with a clinician if their skills are a better match for you
(857) 349-9645 View (857) 349-9645
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Karen Grimes
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02131  (Online Only)
When we experience inner conflict or are unsure of our life's direction,talking with a therapist can help explore and resolve stressful issues as well as help restore balance to our lives. As a licensed therapist in Boston ,I view counseling in a holistic way, valuing all aspects of a person. My therapeutic approach is client centered and collaborative. My view of therapy is that it provides an opportunity for people to gain insight into their lives, and assists them in making positive change.
When we experience inner conflict or are unsure of our life's direction,talking with a therapist can help explore and resolve stressful issues as well as help restore balance to our lives. As a licensed therapist in Boston ,I view counseling in a holistic way, valuing all aspects of a person. My therapeutic approach is client centered and collaborative. My view of therapy is that it provides an opportunity for people to gain insight into their lives, and assists them in making positive change.
(617) 855-6476 View (617) 855-6476
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New Hope Psychotherapy LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Genesis Urena, founder of New Hope Psychotherapy. We are dedicated to working with clients seeking transformative experiences of self-discovery. We specialize in supporting individuals, families and couples struggling with relationship conflicts, stress management, anxiety, depressive moods, and traumatic experiences. It’s hard to feel motivated when you’re feeling stressed about work assignments, a spouse’s expectations, or those awful things you went through. With a relationship built on compassion, we will help you uncover what is and isn’t working, while helping you reach your goals.
Hi, I'm Genesis Urena, founder of New Hope Psychotherapy. We are dedicated to working with clients seeking transformative experiences of self-discovery. We specialize in supporting individuals, families and couples struggling with relationship conflicts, stress management, anxiety, depressive moods, and traumatic experiences. It’s hard to feel motivated when you’re feeling stressed about work assignments, a spouse’s expectations, or those awful things you went through. With a relationship built on compassion, we will help you uncover what is and isn’t working, while helping you reach your goals.
(781) 604-1247 View (781) 604-1247
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Kate Luciano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
While working with me you can expect a warm, affirming and collaborative environment to explore emotions and experiences, discover and amplify strengths, and learn skills to ground and regulate your nervous system. I specialize in work with children, adolescents and young adults dealing with emotional and behavioral dysregulation; trauma, loss, and grief; exploring gender, navigating life transitions; social and relational challenges; and rigid or intrusive thinking patterns that interrupt functioning.
While working with me you can expect a warm, affirming and collaborative environment to explore emotions and experiences, discover and amplify strengths, and learn skills to ground and regulate your nervous system. I specialize in work with children, adolescents and young adults dealing with emotional and behavioral dysregulation; trauma, loss, and grief; exploring gender, navigating life transitions; social and relational challenges; and rigid or intrusive thinking patterns that interrupt functioning.
(617) 855-6443 View (617) 855-6443
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Andie Loiseau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
My ideal client is the client that has an idea of what they want in life but is overwhelmed with life stressors such as anxiety and depression. This client needs a safe space to explore their life options and the triggers that are causing negative thinking patterns, self-doubt, and low self-confidence. This client needs support, encouragement, and a non-judgmental approach to achieve their goals.
My ideal client is the client that has an idea of what they want in life but is overwhelmed with life stressors such as anxiety and depression. This client needs a safe space to explore their life options and the triggers that are causing negative thinking patterns, self-doubt, and low self-confidence. This client needs support, encouragement, and a non-judgmental approach to achieve their goals.
(617) 915-3101 View (617) 915-3101
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Aline P Zoldbrod
Psychologist, PhD, AASECT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02111
I am a well known, respected psychologist and sex therapist with a national and international reputation, AASECT certified since 1996. Clinically, I am warm, innovative, active, and effective. Multiple certifications in types of therapy, including EMDR, Sensorimotor therapy for trauma. Training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, hypnosis, and AEDP for couples. Author of 3 commercially published books, I have been cited by my peers in the literature on sexuality and relationships since 1992. You will know if I am right for you in one session, promise! See website for a wealth of information and articles. SexSmart.com
I am a well known, respected psychologist and sex therapist with a national and international reputation, AASECT certified since 1996. Clinically, I am warm, innovative, active, and effective. Multiple certifications in types of therapy, including EMDR, Sensorimotor therapy for trauma. Training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, hypnosis, and AEDP for couples. Author of 3 commercially published books, I have been cited by my peers in the literature on sexuality and relationships since 1992. You will know if I am right for you in one session, promise! See website for a wealth of information and articles. SexSmart.com
(781) 350-4454 View (781) 350-4454
Photo of Kate Greenberg, PsyD, Pre-Licensed Professional
Kate Greenberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to wait until things get really bad to start therapy. If you're a college/graduate student, young adult, or professional experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, or neurodivergence, you're not alone! I approach each therapeutic relationship afresh with curiosity about you and your story, and believe that therapy is a space for sharing the load together as things are processed.
I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to wait until things get really bad to start therapy. If you're a college/graduate student, young adult, or professional experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, or neurodivergence, you're not alone! I approach each therapeutic relationship afresh with curiosity about you and your story, and believe that therapy is a space for sharing the load together as things are processed.
(508) 978-3282 View (508) 978-3282
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Caleb Brooks Licsw Anxiety Adhd Addiction Specialized Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Caleb Brooks, LICSW, is an award-winning therapist with over 3,500 hours of specialized training and continuing education focused on Anxiety, ADHD, and Addiction. Recognized for his expertise, Caleb employs a compassionate and evidence-based approach to empower clients to navigate challenges and improve their mental health. His methods are tailored to each individual, ensuring that therapy is both personal and effective. Caleb's commitment to professional growth and excellence is evident in his active engagement with ongoing learning and practice development.
Caleb Brooks, LICSW, is an award-winning therapist with over 3,500 hours of specialized training and continuing education focused on Anxiety, ADHD, and Addiction. Recognized for his expertise, Caleb employs a compassionate and evidence-based approach to empower clients to navigate challenges and improve their mental health. His methods are tailored to each individual, ensuring that therapy is both personal and effective. Caleb's commitment to professional growth and excellence is evident in his active engagement with ongoing learning and practice development.
(617) 958-6021 View (617) 958-6021
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Amy Grace Sullivan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
I believe in Carl Jung’s theory of individuation where everyone is on a journey towards wholeness, and I also believe it doesn’t have to be a solo one. As a therapist, I like to think of myself as someone who sits sidecar on your healing journey towards wholeness. I have an open and collaborative approach tailored to your therapeutic needs and I draw from an array of holistic modalities to help support you on your journey. I specialize in helping those with trauma related issues. We collaborate in creating a safe and trusting space for you to explore and gain insight in how your past experiences may still be affecting you.
I believe in Carl Jung’s theory of individuation where everyone is on a journey towards wholeness, and I also believe it doesn’t have to be a solo one. As a therapist, I like to think of myself as someone who sits sidecar on your healing journey towards wholeness. I have an open and collaborative approach tailored to your therapeutic needs and I draw from an array of holistic modalities to help support you on your journey. I specialize in helping those with trauma related issues. We collaborate in creating a safe and trusting space for you to explore and gain insight in how your past experiences may still be affecting you.
(617) 390-7631 View (617) 390-7631
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Dr. Joann Toporowski- Specialist In Depression And Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW patients w/ PPO plans NOW! Looking from the outside, things look good. You're successful, driven, and high-achieving. But, you're tired of dealing with anxiety and depression. You're feeling burned out, or it's hard to do your job and make important decisions under the stress you constantly feel. You feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and stuck. You want to stop repeating the same patterns that aren't working anymore. But, you don't know what to change, how to change it, how to stop it, or don't have the time to add more to your to-do list. And on top of all that, you're surrounded by people, but still feel alone or lonely.
Accepting NEW patients w/ PPO plans NOW! Looking from the outside, things look good. You're successful, driven, and high-achieving. But, you're tired of dealing with anxiety and depression. You're feeling burned out, or it's hard to do your job and make important decisions under the stress you constantly feel. You feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and stuck. You want to stop repeating the same patterns that aren't working anymore. But, you don't know what to change, how to change it, how to stop it, or don't have the time to add more to your to-do list. And on top of all that, you're surrounded by people, but still feel alone or lonely.
(805) 259-3427 View (805) 259-3427
Photo of Rikki Provda, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rikki Provda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
I enjoy working with people who are struggling with substance use, whether they are just beginning to question their use and habits or they have experienced chronic relapse and feel hopeless. I believe part of that process is ensuring they are informed of options available and helping them discover their “why.” I have experience supporting people in identifying their strengths, finding coping skills, and creating measurable, attainable goals. I am skilled at navigating treatment systems/levels of care in Massachusetts. I have experience with medical detoxification protocols and can discuss options for medication-supported treatment.
I enjoy working with people who are struggling with substance use, whether they are just beginning to question their use and habits or they have experienced chronic relapse and feel hopeless. I believe part of that process is ensuring they are informed of options available and helping them discover their “why.” I have experience supporting people in identifying their strengths, finding coping skills, and creating measurable, attainable goals. I am skilled at navigating treatment systems/levels of care in Massachusetts. I have experience with medical detoxification protocols and can discuss options for medication-supported treatment.
(617) 915-4982 View (617) 915-4982
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Levi Rhodes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02125  (Online Only)
Are you finding it hard to break free of the same disagreements, while feeling unheard or unrecognized by your partner? I enjoy working with couples and individuals that are struggling with communication, trust, anxiety, depression, recurring disagreements, infidelity and affair recovery, sexual challenges, performance anxiety, and evolving relationship structures. If you want to improve your relationship while addressing what's been avoided in the past, I think we could be a good fit. For couples in crisis, we could discuss Discernment Counseling or an Intensive as a way to address concerns immediately.
Are you finding it hard to break free of the same disagreements, while feeling unheard or unrecognized by your partner? I enjoy working with couples and individuals that are struggling with communication, trust, anxiety, depression, recurring disagreements, infidelity and affair recovery, sexual challenges, performance anxiety, and evolving relationship structures. If you want to improve your relationship while addressing what's been avoided in the past, I think we could be a good fit. For couples in crisis, we could discuss Discernment Counseling or an Intensive as a way to address concerns immediately.
(617) 440-7928 View (617) 440-7928
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Janine Dowling Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, BCC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
It is often said that life coaching closes the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Coaching is a unique relationship that addresses areas that are no longer satisfying: your career, your thoughts about yourself, your social life, health, and self confidence. What if you knew exactly what beliefs and habits you needed to create an extraordinary life? We'll work together to identify areas you want to change, so you learn how to challenge what is holding you back and to create plans to transition to that life.
It is often said that life coaching closes the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Coaching is a unique relationship that addresses areas that are no longer satisfying: your career, your thoughts about yourself, your social life, health, and self confidence. What if you knew exactly what beliefs and habits you needed to create an extraordinary life? We'll work together to identify areas you want to change, so you learn how to challenge what is holding you back and to create plans to transition to that life.
(857) 407-4436 View (857) 407-4436
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Ayelet Katzelnik
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Dr. Ayelet Katzelnik treats a wide range of behavioral and emotional concerns such as anxiety, addictions, trauma, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, women’s issues, chronic illness, and general existential and spiritual concerns. She believes it is important to consider all aspects of the individual including socioeconomic factors, culture, race, gender identity, and will create a supportive therapeutic environment to facilitate clients’ exploration of stuck points as well as changes they could make to align them with their values.
Dr. Ayelet Katzelnik treats a wide range of behavioral and emotional concerns such as anxiety, addictions, trauma, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, women’s issues, chronic illness, and general existential and spiritual concerns. She believes it is important to consider all aspects of the individual including socioeconomic factors, culture, race, gender identity, and will create a supportive therapeutic environment to facilitate clients’ exploration of stuck points as well as changes they could make to align them with their values.
(857) 575-3633 View (857) 575-3633
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Christopher Malone
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
Approaching the same problems, in the same way, may lead to similar outcomes. My ideal client is open to evaluating their assumptions about the world or people around them to break the cycle of stressful experiences they find themselves in. These assumptions may be related to culture, personal experience, or past environments. Over time, stress impacts how the body functions (e.g., sleep impairment, attention problems, etc...) which can compound the psychological symptoms for the individual. My ideal client is interested in how these two factors intersect in their life and to take steps to address them.
Approaching the same problems, in the same way, may lead to similar outcomes. My ideal client is open to evaluating their assumptions about the world or people around them to break the cycle of stressful experiences they find themselves in. These assumptions may be related to culture, personal experience, or past environments. Over time, stress impacts how the body functions (e.g., sleep impairment, attention problems, etc...) which can compound the psychological symptoms for the individual. My ideal client is interested in how these two factors intersect in their life and to take steps to address them.
(508) 501-7116 View (508) 501-7116
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Reigna El-Yashruti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Welcome! I am a Boston-based clinical psychologist who works collaboratively with clients to explore deeper parts of themselves, learn new skills, and heal past trauma. I work with individuals to unlock their potential and build the life they aspire to lead by learning about their emotions, patterns of behaviors, and where they fit in their respective systems.
Welcome! I am a Boston-based clinical psychologist who works collaboratively with clients to explore deeper parts of themselves, learn new skills, and heal past trauma. I work with individuals to unlock their potential and build the life they aspire to lead by learning about their emotions, patterns of behaviors, and where they fit in their respective systems.
(617) 299-7264 View (617) 299-7264
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Nicholas Kolasinski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
Throughout life, we all face challenges and stressors that can be too difficult to resolve alone. Oftentimes, the viewpoint of a nonjudgmental third person can provide exceptionally useful new perspectives and insights. Working together, I help my clients discover their values, learn new ways of managing distress, and live their optimal life.
Throughout life, we all face challenges and stressors that can be too difficult to resolve alone. Oftentimes, the viewpoint of a nonjudgmental third person can provide exceptionally useful new perspectives and insights. Working together, I help my clients discover their values, learn new ways of managing distress, and live their optimal life.
(857) 763-5117 View (857) 763-5117
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Amy Bichsel Pacheco Piña
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISCW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I wonder if you ever feel like you are in a thunderstorm with no shelter in sight? Or your worries are so heavy that they spill into your dreams? To be human is to struggle. Maybe you have been struggling for a long time or maybe just a short while. No matter what storm you are weathering, I am here to walk beside you and help you find shelter. My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, grief/loss and self worth. Difficulties in life are usually more complex than just falling into one category or another; but know that you are seen. Together, we can find a healing approach that works best for you.
I wonder if you ever feel like you are in a thunderstorm with no shelter in sight? Or your worries are so heavy that they spill into your dreams? To be human is to struggle. Maybe you have been struggling for a long time or maybe just a short while. No matter what storm you are weathering, I am here to walk beside you and help you find shelter. My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, grief/loss and self worth. Difficulties in life are usually more complex than just falling into one category or another; but know that you are seen. Together, we can find a healing approach that works best for you.
(617) 356-0198 View (617) 356-0198

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Boston, MA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$154

Therapists in Boston, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Boston, MA see their clients

61% Online Only
39% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Boston?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.