Therapists in Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA

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Dr. Kenta Asakura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
As a tenured professor, I have firsthand insights into the unique, demanding, and often problematic professional institutions. My practice specializes in working with professionals, especially in academia (e.g., professors, administrators) and healthcare, who are highly successful in many ways but have personal and interpersonal challenges that they have not been able to prioritize due to various reasons. I have especially built an expertise in working with people of color, LGBTQ folks, and others, who have been historically overlooked by the traditional framework of professional institutions.
As a tenured professor, I have firsthand insights into the unique, demanding, and often problematic professional institutions. My practice specializes in working with professionals, especially in academia (e.g., professors, administrators) and healthcare, who are highly successful in many ways but have personal and interpersonal challenges that they have not been able to prioritize due to various reasons. I have especially built an expertise in working with people of color, LGBTQ folks, and others, who have been historically overlooked by the traditional framework of professional institutions.
(617) 616-8981 View (617) 616-8981
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Kimberly Schildbach
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Do the fights with your partner follow the same pattern? Does one of you get loud and angry while the other withdraws and goes silent? Has a painful experience or betrayal such as infidelity, loss, or reproductive trauma left you both feeling alone and shaken? You long for a playful and loving connection and I can help you get there. I help highly motivated clients like you learn to love themselves and each other again. I'm successful at what I do, and right now you need an expert. There is hope for your relationship.
Do the fights with your partner follow the same pattern? Does one of you get loud and angry while the other withdraws and goes silent? Has a painful experience or betrayal such as infidelity, loss, or reproductive trauma left you both feeling alone and shaken? You long for a playful and loving connection and I can help you get there. I help highly motivated clients like you learn to love themselves and each other again. I'm successful at what I do, and right now you need an expert. There is hope for your relationship.
(413) 414-5659 View (413) 414-5659
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Masha Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135
It is possible to have that close connection, passion, understanding and trust in your relationship with your partner, that you once imagined but might have given up on. We all want our partner to be there for us and to listen to us with compassion and understanding. Imago Couples Therapy helps us figure out and heal what is preventing us from having this amazing relationship that we want. The clues usually lie in our past. I can help you and your partner really understand and give each other what you need at the core of your being.
It is possible to have that close connection, passion, understanding and trust in your relationship with your partner, that you once imagined but might have given up on. We all want our partner to be there for us and to listen to us with compassion and understanding. Imago Couples Therapy helps us figure out and heal what is preventing us from having this amazing relationship that we want. The clues usually lie in our past. I can help you and your partner really understand and give each other what you need at the core of your being.
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Connor Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
Whether it is managing depression, anxiety, personal trauma, or navigating the transitions and challenges life throws your way, trying to cope with and manage mental health can feel like a daunting task. Whether you have been doing your best to manage depression throughout the course of your life or have recently been experiencing hardships there is a place for you in therapy. You deserve a compassionate collaborative therapist who can help you with navigating these challenges, identifying your goals, and connect you with the resources and skills best fit to what you are going through.
Whether it is managing depression, anxiety, personal trauma, or navigating the transitions and challenges life throws your way, trying to cope with and manage mental health can feel like a daunting task. Whether you have been doing your best to manage depression throughout the course of your life or have recently been experiencing hardships there is a place for you in therapy. You deserve a compassionate collaborative therapist who can help you with navigating these challenges, identifying your goals, and connect you with the resources and skills best fit to what you are going through.
(617) 553-6385 View (617) 553-6385
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Michelle Hansen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LADC, CCS, LCSW, LICSW, MBA
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
For over a decade, I have been providing counseling to people to help them set meaningful goals and make measurable progress toward these goals. I am comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and experiencing a variety of problems.
For over a decade, I have been providing counseling to people to help them set meaningful goals and make measurable progress toward these goals. I am comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and experiencing a variety of problems.
(207) 857-7819 View (207) 857-7819
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Charlette Parker-Edwards
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC, MA, CMFT
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist and a Black woman, my unwavering commitment lies in supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds, including men, families, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am acutely aware of the unique challenges that can arise when intersecting identities converge. Through my work, I strive to provide a safe and welcoming space for those I serve to heal, grow, and empower them to overcome any obstacles that may stand in their way. Our Intake Coordinator will contact you to complete the referral. Please include your date of birth (DOB) and insurance card number to expedite the process.
As a therapist and a Black woman, my unwavering commitment lies in supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds, including men, families, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am acutely aware of the unique challenges that can arise when intersecting identities converge. Through my work, I strive to provide a safe and welcoming space for those I serve to heal, grow, and empower them to overcome any obstacles that may stand in their way. Our Intake Coordinator will contact you to complete the referral. Please include your date of birth (DOB) and insurance card number to expedite the process.
(617) 915-4586 View (617) 915-4586
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Allison Simmons
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
Does your mind run in circles? Maybe you feel anxious, exhausted, and overwhelmed, but letting something slide fills you with guilt. My clients are high achieving compassionate people, yet still it doesn't feel like enough. Many have experienced traumas or difficult relationships that have left them feeling lost. And like you, they want something to change. You are worth the time and energy of therapy to build healthier relationships, a stronger sense of self, and find relief from anxiety and panic.
Does your mind run in circles? Maybe you feel anxious, exhausted, and overwhelmed, but letting something slide fills you with guilt. My clients are high achieving compassionate people, yet still it doesn't feel like enough. Many have experienced traumas or difficult relationships that have left them feeling lost. And like you, they want something to change. You are worth the time and energy of therapy to build healthier relationships, a stronger sense of self, and find relief from anxiety and panic.
(617) 915-2846 View (617) 915-2846
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Mind Over Matter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd , LICSW
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm honored to be in the business of helping people maximize their potential. We do not recall asking to be born, yet we are often required to navigate families, communities, school systems and other establishments that we would not choose for ourselves. Let's work together to devise a plan for your life that brings peace, joy and self-mastery.
Hi! I'm honored to be in the business of helping people maximize their potential. We do not recall asking to be born, yet we are often required to navigate families, communities, school systems and other establishments that we would not choose for ourselves. Let's work together to devise a plan for your life that brings peace, joy and self-mastery.
(857) 412-8746 View (857) 412-8746
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Bethany Spheekas Peter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Together, we will work to find your authentic self and help you develop the happiness and life you deserve. I believe in developing a unique relationship specific to each client that will foster the most effective results. I have adopted an all-inclusive, empowering and client led approach. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am a positive person, a good listener, compassionate, laid-back, and solution-oriented. More importantly, my goal is to help you return to a mindset where you can experience satisfaction and joy again.
Together, we will work to find your authentic self and help you develop the happiness and life you deserve. I believe in developing a unique relationship specific to each client that will foster the most effective results. I have adopted an all-inclusive, empowering and client led approach. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am a positive person, a good listener, compassionate, laid-back, and solution-oriented. More importantly, my goal is to help you return to a mindset where you can experience satisfaction and joy again.
(984) 355-8106 View (984) 355-8106
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Laura Hickey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135
I believe that everyone has strength that comes from within, but people sometimes do not have fully-tuned skills to access their inner strength. Therapy is an opportunity to explore past events and patterns that have created self-defeating behaviors and identify skills to change inner narratives.
I believe that everyone has strength that comes from within, but people sometimes do not have fully-tuned skills to access their inner strength. Therapy is an opportunity to explore past events and patterns that have created self-defeating behaviors and identify skills to change inner narratives.
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Isabel Monteiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients online ONLY. I specialize working with adults, young adults, young professionals. I have helped many people in life transitions, navigate the stress of work-life balance, interpersonal issues, family conflicts, college stress (Life in general!). To me, success looks like creating realistic goals that are achievable. I have experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings. My ideal client is highly motivated for change, so if any of this sounds like I am talking directly to you- bring me your story and let’s process who you are and who you want to be!
Currently accepting new clients online ONLY. I specialize working with adults, young adults, young professionals. I have helped many people in life transitions, navigate the stress of work-life balance, interpersonal issues, family conflicts, college stress (Life in general!). To me, success looks like creating realistic goals that are achievable. I have experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings. My ideal client is highly motivated for change, so if any of this sounds like I am talking directly to you- bring me your story and let’s process who you are and who you want to be!
(781) 731-1592 View (781) 731-1592
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Liza Detenber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
In a busy, overwhelming, too-much world we all need to find ways to care for ourselves. Reaching out for therapy can be a way to carve out some space to nourish and connect to yourself. Maybe you're here because you feel overwhelmed and anxious, and those emotions are clouding presence. You know you have deep wisdom inside but the overwhelm is making it hard to access it. Perhaps there is self-judgment for feeling “sensitive” or overstimulated. You’re doing big things yet you still feel small. You long to feel calm, centered, and connected and live your life with ease. My grounded, intuitive, and collaborative approach can help!
In a busy, overwhelming, too-much world we all need to find ways to care for ourselves. Reaching out for therapy can be a way to carve out some space to nourish and connect to yourself. Maybe you're here because you feel overwhelmed and anxious, and those emotions are clouding presence. You know you have deep wisdom inside but the overwhelm is making it hard to access it. Perhaps there is self-judgment for feeling “sensitive” or overstimulated. You’re doing big things yet you still feel small. You long to feel calm, centered, and connected and live your life with ease. My grounded, intuitive, and collaborative approach can help!
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Raphael Apter
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02134  (Online Only)
How do we remain hopeful with so much uncertainty, inequality, and suffering in the world? How do we take care of ourselves while also supporting others? How do we practice compassion? How do we accept those parts of ourselves (and of others) that are so often judged by our society? These are some of the kinds of questions I often pose to clients as we explore how our individually-lived experiences, coupled with larger historic and systemic trends, often influence the ways we understand and feel about our lives. My work with clients is rooted in a greater commitment to social justice issues.
How do we remain hopeful with so much uncertainty, inequality, and suffering in the world? How do we take care of ourselves while also supporting others? How do we practice compassion? How do we accept those parts of ourselves (and of others) that are so often judged by our society? These are some of the kinds of questions I often pose to clients as we explore how our individually-lived experiences, coupled with larger historic and systemic trends, often influence the ways we understand and feel about our lives. My work with clients is rooted in a greater commitment to social justice issues.
(857) 382-4515 View (857) 382-4515
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Stephan Salmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02134  (Online Only)
Have you found yourself spiraling lately in anxieties, doubts, &/or regret?: "I'm worried that things won't work out," "I feel overwhelmed," "Why do I sometimes avoid doing things that I know are good & healthy for me?" "I can't seem to find the motivation to do much of anything these days," "I'm tired," "There must be something wrong with me," "Will I ever be able to change & improve my situation?" "Can talking to a professional actually help?" Feeling stuck in these loops of anxieties & doubts can often feel exhausting, discouraging, & isolating.
Have you found yourself spiraling lately in anxieties, doubts, &/or regret?: "I'm worried that things won't work out," "I feel overwhelmed," "Why do I sometimes avoid doing things that I know are good & healthy for me?" "I can't seem to find the motivation to do much of anything these days," "I'm tired," "There must be something wrong with me," "Will I ever be able to change & improve my situation?" "Can talking to a professional actually help?" Feeling stuck in these loops of anxieties & doubts can often feel exhausting, discouraging, & isolating.
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Emily Pettengill
Counselor, LMHC, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02134  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist Only as of February 19, 2024 - I currently do not have any weekly slots available, but reach out if you are interested in bi-weekly appointments with a varying schedule. I help clients in their 20's and 30's connect to a deeper part of themselves so they can face their anxiety, depression, or relationship with substances with a supportive companion. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to open up and learn about yourself and your behaviors. If you're feeling stuck in your life, we can discuss ways to move forward and break free and/or heal from past traumas.
Waitlist Only as of February 19, 2024 - I currently do not have any weekly slots available, but reach out if you are interested in bi-weekly appointments with a varying schedule. I help clients in their 20's and 30's connect to a deeper part of themselves so they can face their anxiety, depression, or relationship with substances with a supportive companion. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to open up and learn about yourself and your behaviors. If you're feeling stuck in your life, we can discuss ways to move forward and break free and/or heal from past traumas.
(508) 501-3822 View (508) 501-3822
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Dr. Ashley Sweet, Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CST
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
As a clinical sexologist, I help folks explore pleasure and better communicate in intimate relationships. As a relationship counselor, I work with couples and people in ENM relationships to improve their communication and connection. As a feminist therapist, I help clients dig deep to uncover their personal power, untangle anxiety and heal from trauma. I'm pro-choice, queer/bisexual identified, and welcome LGBTQ+ clients. I'm a curious counselor, and I help people dig to the roots of their pain. Fees are $200/session for individuals and $250 for couples (self-pay only, NO insurance).
As a clinical sexologist, I help folks explore pleasure and better communicate in intimate relationships. As a relationship counselor, I work with couples and people in ENM relationships to improve their communication and connection. As a feminist therapist, I help clients dig deep to uncover their personal power, untangle anxiety and heal from trauma. I'm pro-choice, queer/bisexual identified, and welcome LGBTQ+ clients. I'm a curious counselor, and I help people dig to the roots of their pain. Fees are $200/session for individuals and $250 for couples (self-pay only, NO insurance).
(617) 539-2895 View (617) 539-2895
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Susan Edwards, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new client inquiries through 3.12.24. Reaching out and asking for help can be one of the most challenging aspects of starting the therapy process. If you have made it this far, you are ready to start. The majority of the clients I work with are aware of the issues they would like to focus on for treatment. With that, my approach tends to be both relational in style and goal-oriented in terms of treatment planning and working toward the best way to assist you in your personal growth and success.
Currently accepting new client inquiries through 3.12.24. Reaching out and asking for help can be one of the most challenging aspects of starting the therapy process. If you have made it this far, you are ready to start. The majority of the clients I work with are aware of the issues they would like to focus on for treatment. With that, my approach tends to be both relational in style and goal-oriented in terms of treatment planning and working toward the best way to assist you in your personal growth and success.
(617) 860-2618 View (617) 860-2618
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Janna Levi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a therapist with many years of experience working both in telehealth and in-person and recognize that these trying times are easier to handle with someone traveling alongside you. I have experience with a variety of psychological challenges that include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance-use, and life transitions. I have experience working with people of differing ethnic and racial groups and among those who identify as LGBTQ+. I also speak Spanish. I primarily use trauma-informed and skills-based approaches that include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based care.
I am a therapist with many years of experience working both in telehealth and in-person and recognize that these trying times are easier to handle with someone traveling alongside you. I have experience with a variety of psychological challenges that include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance-use, and life transitions. I have experience working with people of differing ethnic and racial groups and among those who identify as LGBTQ+. I also speak Spanish. I primarily use trauma-informed and skills-based approaches that include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based care.
(857) 578-7077 View (857) 578-7077
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Olivia Papakyrikos
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135
As a former collegiate athlete, I faced various challenges during my athletic career. As I navigated my recovery from injuries, I became aware of the various mental and physical obstacles that accompany recovering from an injury. My experiences as an athlete motivated me to help individuals tackle their own mental struggles. In our work together, I strive to build a safe space for you to share your own experiences and make changes at your own pace. I will create an individualized with you to target your unique goals, build upon your strengths and explore areas for continued growth.
As a former collegiate athlete, I faced various challenges during my athletic career. As I navigated my recovery from injuries, I became aware of the various mental and physical obstacles that accompany recovering from an injury. My experiences as an athlete motivated me to help individuals tackle their own mental struggles. In our work together, I strive to build a safe space for you to share your own experiences and make changes at your own pace. I will create an individualized with you to target your unique goals, build upon your strengths and explore areas for continued growth.
(857) 227-9184 View (857) 227-9184
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Aileen Hickey
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Clinician with a strong record of more than 10 years establishing solid relationships with my clients providing counseling, advocacy, liaison services, and integrated care to a diverse population of clients. My therapeutic orientation is built around human connections, growth, internal strengths, and self-awareness. I am passionate about working with individuals and their families helping them to overcome life adversities, heal and make change for success within their lives. I specialize in adolescents and young adults.
I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Clinician with a strong record of more than 10 years establishing solid relationships with my clients providing counseling, advocacy, liaison services, and integrated care to a diverse population of clients. My therapeutic orientation is built around human connections, growth, internal strengths, and self-awareness. I am passionate about working with individuals and their families helping them to overcome life adversities, heal and make change for success within their lives. I specialize in adolescents and young adults.
(617) 644-4117 View (617) 644-4117

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Number of Therapists in Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
53% Aetna

How Therapists in Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA see their clients

69% Online Only
31% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Allston-Brighton, 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.

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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.