Therapists in Downtown, Boston, MA

Photo of Cherish DeOliveira, Psychologist in Downtown, Boston, MA
Cherish DeOliveira
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Dr. DeOliveira works with adult women to explore narratives that have restricted their capacities for thriving. She specializes in women’s health psychology, trauma recovery, mood stability, coping with anxiety, resolution of identity issues, and reproductive health concerns (i.e., pregnancy, postpartum, fertility issues). Her warm, accepting, and insightful approach allows her to connect with clients and support them in their journey to a better sense of self, safety, and well-being.
Dr. DeOliveira works with adult women to explore narratives that have restricted their capacities for thriving. She specializes in women’s health psychology, trauma recovery, mood stability, coping with anxiety, resolution of identity issues, and reproductive health concerns (i.e., pregnancy, postpartum, fertility issues). Her warm, accepting, and insightful approach allows her to connect with clients and support them in their journey to a better sense of self, safety, and well-being.
(857) 374-7565 View (857) 374-7565
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Rachel Oppenheimer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110
Taking the first few steps toward working on your mental health is a sign of significant strength and resilience. Finding a therapist can definitely feel overwhelming, but taking the time to find the right fit and ensuring you feel a connection is worth the effort, and is actually a therapeutic element of engaging in therapy. I look forward to supporting you through this journey and investment in your mental well-being.
Taking the first few steps toward working on your mental health is a sign of significant strength and resilience. Finding a therapist can definitely feel overwhelming, but taking the time to find the right fit and ensuring you feel a connection is worth the effort, and is actually a therapeutic element of engaging in therapy. I look forward to supporting you through this journey and investment in your mental well-being.
(617) 539-7139 View (617) 539-7139
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Raphaela Marques
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
My goal is to create a safe and judgment-free space so you can feel welcome and open to building a solid therapeutic relationship. Together we will identify your areas of need, create a Treatment Plan, and work towards your goals based on your strengths and abilities by using evidence-based approaches. I work with adults struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-worth, parenting issues, communication issues, relationship conflict, transitions and life planning.
My goal is to create a safe and judgment-free space so you can feel welcome and open to building a solid therapeutic relationship. Together we will identify your areas of need, create a Treatment Plan, and work towards your goals based on your strengths and abilities by using evidence-based approaches. I work with adults struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-worth, parenting issues, communication issues, relationship conflict, transitions and life planning.
(774) 713-8347 View (774) 713-8347
Photo of Aline P Zoldbrod, Psychologist in Downtown, Boston, MA
Aline P Zoldbrod
Psychologist, PhD, AASECT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, 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 Asunta DeRienzo, Counselor in Downtown, Boston, MA
Asunta DeRienzo
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Asunta specializes in career development, life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, and spiritual development. She has nine years of experience working with young adult professionals and college students whom are navigating next steps to take in finding their purpose and joy. She values both the art and science of therapy blending mind-body approaches including mindfulness practices, nutrition, body-mind awareness with current findings in psychology and neurobiology. She helps patients find meaning in life's setbacks. She will help you find purpose in pain and how to better respond to your challenges.
Asunta specializes in career development, life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, and spiritual development. She has nine years of experience working with young adult professionals and college students whom are navigating next steps to take in finding their purpose and joy. She values both the art and science of therapy blending mind-body approaches including mindfulness practices, nutrition, body-mind awareness with current findings in psychology and neurobiology. She helps patients find meaning in life's setbacks. She will help you find purpose in pain and how to better respond to your challenges.
(617) 850-9597 View (617) 850-9597
Photo of Guy R. Croteau, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Boston, MA
Guy R. Croteau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110
Life is not what you expected? It’s not exciting? It’s not motivating! And it’s not what you wanted! Today you take the first step down a path toward finding out who you are and what barriers have gotten in the way. As your therapist, it will be my honor to help you forge your path with greater satisfaction and joy; help you discover and conquer your fears and anxieties that have challenged you. Together we find your own unique path that leads to a truer you. Call today! I look forward to speaking with you!
Life is not what you expected? It’s not exciting? It’s not motivating! And it’s not what you wanted! Today you take the first step down a path toward finding out who you are and what barriers have gotten in the way. As your therapist, it will be my honor to help you forge your path with greater satisfaction and joy; help you discover and conquer your fears and anxieties that have challenged you. Together we find your own unique path that leads to a truer you. Call today! I look forward to speaking with you!
(617) 208-4394 View (617) 208-4394
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Madelyn Brunvand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110
Accepting New Clients. Contending with life's daily pressures can often make it difficult to feel confident in your ability to thrive - and not just barely survive. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, or other concerns, therapy is a safe space where you can engage your existing coping skills and support systems while also discovering and implementing additional strategies and resources. I genuinely believe we have the resilience necessary to make meaningful, lasting changes in our lives.
Accepting New Clients. Contending with life's daily pressures can often make it difficult to feel confident in your ability to thrive - and not just barely survive. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, or other concerns, therapy is a safe space where you can engage your existing coping skills and support systems while also discovering and implementing additional strategies and resources. I genuinely believe we have the resilience necessary to make meaningful, lasting changes in our lives.
(617) 812-9565 View (617) 812-9565
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Cristina Vesprini
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
I believe "Feeling Good" matters and that it takes both strength and courage to seek out therapy. I am a licensed mental health counselor, who received my master's degree in mental health counseling from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. I have 10+ years of experience working with children, teens, and adults providing both child, individual, and family therapy. Some of my specialty areas include life transitions, relationship/family issues and dynamics, narcissistic abuse, women's issues, self-worth, LGBTQ+, sexuality, and gender identity, along with grief and loss.
I believe "Feeling Good" matters and that it takes both strength and courage to seek out therapy. I am a licensed mental health counselor, who received my master's degree in mental health counseling from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. I have 10+ years of experience working with children, teens, and adults providing both child, individual, and family therapy. Some of my specialty areas include life transitions, relationship/family issues and dynamics, narcissistic abuse, women's issues, self-worth, LGBTQ+, sexuality, and gender identity, along with grief and loss.
(617) 934-3862 View (617) 934-3862
Photo of Colleen Goodreau, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Boston, MA
Colleen Goodreau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Colleen! I have been a Social Worker for the last 17 years working with adults, adolescents, children and families. I will bring compassion, reflection and a little humor during our time together.
Hi, I'm Colleen! I have been a Social Worker for the last 17 years working with adults, adolescents, children and families. I will bring compassion, reflection and a little humor during our time together.
(857) 466-1371 View (857) 466-1371
Photo of Hema Naraharisetty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Boston, MA
Hema Naraharisetty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Helping clients struggling with unhealthy relationship patterns, finding love, social anxiety, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, childhood trauma, are my interests. Spiritual guidance is my newly evolving skill and passion. Providing a safe place to discuss your struggles and challenges is my priority. Having various experiences with life, I operate from a nonjudgmental and curious standpoint. I use my expertise and knowledge in biology, psychology, trauma focused theories, eastern philosophy to help you evolve in mind-body, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Please checkout my website life tree transformation to learn more
Helping clients struggling with unhealthy relationship patterns, finding love, social anxiety, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, childhood trauma, are my interests. Spiritual guidance is my newly evolving skill and passion. Providing a safe place to discuss your struggles and challenges is my priority. Having various experiences with life, I operate from a nonjudgmental and curious standpoint. I use my expertise and knowledge in biology, psychology, trauma focused theories, eastern philosophy to help you evolve in mind-body, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Please checkout my website life tree transformation to learn more
(978) 615-4487 View (978) 615-4487
Photo of Allison Karthaus, Psychologist in Downtown, Boston, MA
Allison Karthaus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02109
In today's busy world, it's hard to find peace of mind. Many of us as a result, are overly stressed and experience negative effects of that stress, such as anxiety and depression. I believe that seeking help and opening up to another individual takes a great deal of bravery. Because of that, I have a tremendous amount of respect for the individuals I work with. As a counseling psychologist and registered yoga teacher, I approach mental health from a wellness perspective aiming to help clients find meaning and fulfillment in their lives.
In today's busy world, it's hard to find peace of mind. Many of us as a result, are overly stressed and experience negative effects of that stress, such as anxiety and depression. I believe that seeking help and opening up to another individual takes a great deal of bravery. Because of that, I have a tremendous amount of respect for the individuals I work with. As a counseling psychologist and registered yoga teacher, I approach mental health from a wellness perspective aiming to help clients find meaning and fulfillment in their lives.
(617) 744-4293 View (617) 744-4293
Photo of Dr. Leila Karam, Counselor in Downtown, Boston, MA
Dr. Leila Karam
Counselor, PsyaD, LMHC, LADC, I
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help people talk about life challenges. My psychoanalytic training helps clients uncover their true potentials and work on their long-standing behavior patterns that may be holding them back from experiencing a more fulfilling and happier life. A licensed mental health counselor and licensed substance abuse counselor and supervisor, I have over 20 years of extensive experience working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help people talk about life challenges. My psychoanalytic training helps clients uncover their true potentials and work on their long-standing behavior patterns that may be holding them back from experiencing a more fulfilling and happier life. A licensed mental health counselor and licensed substance abuse counselor and supervisor, I have over 20 years of extensive experience working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.
(617) 500-2965 View (617) 500-2965
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Noor Tahirkheli
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Taking a step toward healing, growth, or change can be frightening, and is also an act of courage and self-care. I identify as an Asian American, Pakistani, second-generation immigrant Muslim woman and a social justice-oriented therapist. I offer a warm, compassionate space while presenting my authentic self, hoping to foster your capacity to do the same. I am committed to cultural sensitivity and I attend to issues of identity, power, privilege and culture. I utilize an integrative approach that draws from multicultural/feminist, relational, mind-body based, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to meet your goals and needs.
Taking a step toward healing, growth, or change can be frightening, and is also an act of courage and self-care. I identify as an Asian American, Pakistani, second-generation immigrant Muslim woman and a social justice-oriented therapist. I offer a warm, compassionate space while presenting my authentic self, hoping to foster your capacity to do the same. I am committed to cultural sensitivity and I attend to issues of identity, power, privilege and culture. I utilize an integrative approach that draws from multicultural/feminist, relational, mind-body based, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to meet your goals and needs.
(857) 424-0619 View (857) 424-0619
Photo of Jennifer Healey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Boston, MA
Jennifer Healey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, transitional issues, relationships, self-esteem, grief and trauma with young adults and adults. I approach each session from a place of warmth, engagement, supportiveness, curiosity and non-judgment. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process that can empower individuals to attain their mental health and wellness goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, transitional issues, relationships, self-esteem, grief and trauma with young adults and adults. I approach each session from a place of warmth, engagement, supportiveness, curiosity and non-judgment. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process that can empower individuals to attain their mental health and wellness goals.
(617) 539-2701 View (617) 539-2701
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Katrina Austin
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
I understand that you are interested in improving your self-esteem, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills. Our work together aims to help you manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and substance abuse while also improving your relationship with life's uncertainties, constant worries, or pain. We will explore ways to manage stress and evaluate the meaning of your existence while developing helpful mindsets. Everyone has the potential to be curious and discover the meaning behind their thoughts, feelings, and relationships to achieve authenticity and self-actualization.
I understand that you are interested in improving your self-esteem, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills. Our work together aims to help you manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and substance abuse while also improving your relationship with life's uncertainties, constant worries, or pain. We will explore ways to manage stress and evaluate the meaning of your existence while developing helpful mindsets. Everyone has the potential to be curious and discover the meaning behind their thoughts, feelings, and relationships to achieve authenticity and self-actualization.
(857) 420-6543 View (857) 420-6543
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Linda Tran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been feeling more worried, overwhelmed, and/or depressed? Do you noticed you are getting easily irritated? Do you feel anxious in relationships and/or in social settings? Do you find yourself feeling like you are being silenced? I’m here for you. I will guide you in developing healthy coping skills to navigate through it and empower you to create positive and meaningful changes in your life. I believe you are the expert of your own life. In this space, you can talk, express yourself, and process anything that comes up for you. You will be seen and heard. You are welcome to cry, scream, and/or laugh.
Have you been feeling more worried, overwhelmed, and/or depressed? Do you noticed you are getting easily irritated? Do you feel anxious in relationships and/or in social settings? Do you find yourself feeling like you are being silenced? I’m here for you. I will guide you in developing healthy coping skills to navigate through it and empower you to create positive and meaningful changes in your life. I believe you are the expert of your own life. In this space, you can talk, express yourself, and process anything that comes up for you. You will be seen and heard. You are welcome to cry, scream, and/or laugh.
(617) 553-4724 View (617) 553-4724
Photo of Aaronson Y Chew, Psychologist in Downtown, Boston, MA
Aaronson Y Chew
Psychologist, PhD, MSCP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Life gets hard at times with increasing demands and a finite amount of resources. As creatures of habit, we tend to get stuck in what seems like a never-ending cycle. My clients come to me with a desire for REAL change. They may be managing long-standing mental health problems and/or new and chronic medical conditions. They also seek to improve their relationships and find out what makes their life worth living. In the end, my clients appreciate introspection and understanding the past, but believe that actual concrete change is needed.
Life gets hard at times with increasing demands and a finite amount of resources. As creatures of habit, we tend to get stuck in what seems like a never-ending cycle. My clients come to me with a desire for REAL change. They may be managing long-standing mental health problems and/or new and chronic medical conditions. They also seek to improve their relationships and find out what makes their life worth living. In the end, my clients appreciate introspection and understanding the past, but believe that actual concrete change is needed.
(857) 226-3358 View (857) 226-3358
Photo of Kevin Leonard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Boston, MA
Kevin Leonard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, providing individual psychotherapy to adults, young professionals, and college/graduate students. I have helped individuals cope with depression, anxiety, and other mood & trauma-related symptoms. I have supported many individuals process and navigate life transitions/changes, enhance self-esteem, solidify a stable identity/sense of self, form deeper connections with others, and improve their ability to identify, manage, and express emotions. I aim to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients by providing a non-judgmental, supportive, and empathic space.
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, providing individual psychotherapy to adults, young professionals, and college/graduate students. I have helped individuals cope with depression, anxiety, and other mood & trauma-related symptoms. I have supported many individuals process and navigate life transitions/changes, enhance self-esteem, solidify a stable identity/sense of self, form deeper connections with others, and improve their ability to identify, manage, and express emotions. I aim to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients by providing a non-judgmental, supportive, and empathic space.
(339) 220-5234 View (339) 220-5234
Photo of Loren Esposito, LICSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Boston, MA
Loren Esposito, LICSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110
Not accepting new clients
Treatment for: Anxiety, OCD,Grief, self-esteem, relationships, transitions, with CBT, ERP, EMDR, ACT, TIST, Eclectic I have helped many clients thru a variety of treatment needs, goals, issues. I am easy to connect with and offer 20 years of excellent experience to clarify your concerns. Together we identify obstacles and thinking/ behavioral patterns which may or may not be helping. Next we explore treatment goals that you seek to achieve. My training can help you learn skills to help yourself. I offer a supportive, environment for our sessions. I have successfully worked with clients to improve many concerns brought to therapy.
Treatment for: Anxiety, OCD,Grief, self-esteem, relationships, transitions, with CBT, ERP, EMDR, ACT, TIST, Eclectic I have helped many clients thru a variety of treatment needs, goals, issues. I am easy to connect with and offer 20 years of excellent experience to clarify your concerns. Together we identify obstacles and thinking/ behavioral patterns which may or may not be helping. Next we explore treatment goals that you seek to achieve. My training can help you learn skills to help yourself. I offer a supportive, environment for our sessions. I have successfully worked with clients to improve many concerns brought to therapy.
(508) 406-9964 View (508) 406-9964
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Lynn Corbett
Counselor, LMHC, BCBA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boston, MA 02110
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in depression, anxiety, stress-management, family issues, co-dependency, self-esteem, executive functioning, anger management and Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in depression, anxiety, stress-management, family issues, co-dependency, self-esteem, executive functioning, anger management and Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism.
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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Boston, MA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$154

Therapists in Downtown, Boston, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Aetna

How Therapists in Downtown, Boston, MA see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.