Therapists in Kenmore Square, Boston, MA

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Nova Concierge Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Nova Concierge Counseling, LLC is a boutique therapy practice catering to the individual needs of each client. We pride ourselves in being accessible, hands-on and in your corner to aide in challenges and celebrate your successes during every step of your journey. Our sessions are 60 minutes in length. We also offer concierge services as needed. We are a small practice, allowing us to be highly available and offer support services in addition to regular sessions. Please note that insurance is not accepted we are a private pay only practice.
Nova Concierge Counseling, LLC is a boutique therapy practice catering to the individual needs of each client. We pride ourselves in being accessible, hands-on and in your corner to aide in challenges and celebrate your successes during every step of your journey. Our sessions are 60 minutes in length. We also offer concierge services as needed. We are a small practice, allowing us to be highly available and offer support services in addition to regular sessions. Please note that insurance is not accepted we are a private pay only practice.
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Diana Kutulos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Sometimes when life gets hard, it is difficult to ask for help. I aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment that encourages feeling seen and being heard to make that first step a little easier. I am passionate about helping adolescents, college students and young adults understand themselves better and build on their specific strengths. Together, we will work on adapting and personalizing tools to assist in learning how to regulate emotions, explore why certain patterns of thinking and behaving exist, and heal past wounds.
Sometimes when life gets hard, it is difficult to ask for help. I aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment that encourages feeling seen and being heard to make that first step a little easier. I am passionate about helping adolescents, college students and young adults understand themselves better and build on their specific strengths. Together, we will work on adapting and personalizing tools to assist in learning how to regulate emotions, explore why certain patterns of thinking and behaving exist, and heal past wounds.
(516) 585-3219 View (516) 585-3219
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Tricia Coffey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Balance in life can only be achieved when we start taking care of both our mental and physical health. I take an integrative approach to address clients' cognitive, emotional and physical needs. Whether that is challenging your anxious/negative thoughts, addressing your chronic pain, changing disruptive relationship patterns, avoiding work burnout or taking steps towards better nutrition and physical routines, we will address the whole you each session. I have worked in the therapy field for eleven years and have experience treating a variety of conditions including; anxiety, depression, life- transitions and trauma responses.
Balance in life can only be achieved when we start taking care of both our mental and physical health. I take an integrative approach to address clients' cognitive, emotional and physical needs. Whether that is challenging your anxious/negative thoughts, addressing your chronic pain, changing disruptive relationship patterns, avoiding work burnout or taking steps towards better nutrition and physical routines, we will address the whole you each session. I have worked in the therapy field for eleven years and have experience treating a variety of conditions including; anxiety, depression, life- transitions and trauma responses.
(857) 214-5422 View (857) 214-5422
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Stana M Gnatovich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02115
I believe that healthy, thriving relationships are not only possible but essential to your well-being. And most important is the relationship you have with your self. Together we will discover new ways of navigating life and engaging with yourself and others that support deep and lively connection. We will focus on building bridges, not walls, restoring trust and inviting curiosity. Particular areas of specialization include mindfulness-based stress reduction for depression, panic, and anxiety; interventions to help navigate grief, loss, and life transitions; and innovative couples counseling for all stages of relationship.
I believe that healthy, thriving relationships are not only possible but essential to your well-being. And most important is the relationship you have with your self. Together we will discover new ways of navigating life and engaging with yourself and others that support deep and lively connection. We will focus on building bridges, not walls, restoring trust and inviting curiosity. Particular areas of specialization include mindfulness-based stress reduction for depression, panic, and anxiety; interventions to help navigate grief, loss, and life transitions; and innovative couples counseling for all stages of relationship.
(617) 250-7438 View (617) 250-7438
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BackBayCounseling
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
My entire practice is dedicated to solving "Relationship problems." The treatment starts with your goals. For some, it is getting the communication skills and best practices for marital happiness. For others, it is helping couples save their marriage after broken trust. I have a unique background. While working at Harvard Medical School and the Human Sexuality & Relationship program at McLean Hospital, I developed and refined highly effective relationship systems and therapies. I am currently offering the sessions only on zoom.
My entire practice is dedicated to solving "Relationship problems." The treatment starts with your goals. For some, it is getting the communication skills and best practices for marital happiness. For others, it is helping couples save their marriage after broken trust. I have a unique background. While working at Harvard Medical School and the Human Sexuality & Relationship program at McLean Hospital, I developed and refined highly effective relationship systems and therapies. I am currently offering the sessions only on zoom.
(617) 553-1351 View (617) 553-1351
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Zach Rotfus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
My orientation is focused on seeing an individual within the context of their family, their work, their community. I will be a compassionate listener. But therapy requires more than compassionate listening. To have effective therapy is to be challenged in the way we think, feel, and live. My clinical style is to find solutions while staying rooted in compassion and understanding. I specialize in working with college-age individuals and young professionals.
My orientation is focused on seeing an individual within the context of their family, their work, their community. I will be a compassionate listener. But therapy requires more than compassionate listening. To have effective therapy is to be challenged in the way we think, feel, and live. My clinical style is to find solutions while staying rooted in compassion and understanding. I specialize in working with college-age individuals and young professionals.
(857) 227-9057 View (857) 227-9057
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Carlie Silva
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02115
Not accepting new clients
Being human is hard. We face unexpected challenges, grapple with confusing thoughts and emotions, and navigate interpersonal conflict. These obstacles are often confounded by a pressure to understand ourselves and make meaningful, "right" choices. Although it can feel exhausting and hopeless to deal with life's trials and tribulations, you do not have to traverse it alone. Through an empathetic, creative, and personalized approach, I offer my clients a pathway to growth and self-compassion in a chaotic world.
Being human is hard. We face unexpected challenges, grapple with confusing thoughts and emotions, and navigate interpersonal conflict. These obstacles are often confounded by a pressure to understand ourselves and make meaningful, "right" choices. Although it can feel exhausting and hopeless to deal with life's trials and tribulations, you do not have to traverse it alone. Through an empathetic, creative, and personalized approach, I offer my clients a pathway to growth and self-compassion in a chaotic world.
(401) 496-8346 View (401) 496-8346
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CamposBeuter Counseling
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
My name is Celia, I am a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish-American) Counselor and Consultant. I have over 25 years of local, national and international clinical experience. I work with clients who want ongoing psychotherapy and those who want a one time consult. I specialize in children, teens and young adults with eating disorders, adoptee trauma, expats adjustment, grief therapy, parenting and school-counseling treatment interventions.I have extensive experience working with school age children in various school settings. You can find me in SonderMind, Grow, and Headway. Hablo Español.
My name is Celia, I am a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish-American) Counselor and Consultant. I have over 25 years of local, national and international clinical experience. I work with clients who want ongoing psychotherapy and those who want a one time consult. I specialize in children, teens and young adults with eating disorders, adoptee trauma, expats adjustment, grief therapy, parenting and school-counseling treatment interventions.I have extensive experience working with school age children in various school settings. You can find me in SonderMind, Grow, and Headway. Hablo Español.
(508) 719-7806 View (508) 719-7806
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Jane Scherban
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215
I have been in practice in the Boston area for over 30 years. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and respectful. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy.I see clients for both short-term and long-term psychotherapy dependent on their needs/preference. In addition to individual therapy I also work with couples.
I have been in practice in the Boston area for over 30 years. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and respectful. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy.I see clients for both short-term and long-term psychotherapy dependent on their needs/preference. In addition to individual therapy I also work with couples.
(617) 505-1870 View (617) 505-1870
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Whitney Wilson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You, like all people, create narratives about yourself, others, and the world, and your psychology is made up of the stories you tell yourself. These stories provide you with maps for how to navigate relationships, both with others and with the many parts of yourself. Whether you have found yourself here on your own, or at the urging of a partner, friend, or family member, it is likely that at least one of the maps you’ve created isn't working anymore. Moving through the world with an outdated, limiting, or incomplete map might manifest as feeling anxious or depressed, interpersonal conflicts, unhelpful anger, etc.
You, like all people, create narratives about yourself, others, and the world, and your psychology is made up of the stories you tell yourself. These stories provide you with maps for how to navigate relationships, both with others and with the many parts of yourself. Whether you have found yourself here on your own, or at the urging of a partner, friend, or family member, it is likely that at least one of the maps you’ve created isn't working anymore. Moving through the world with an outdated, limiting, or incomplete map might manifest as feeling anxious or depressed, interpersonal conflicts, unhelpful anger, etc.
(857) 420-5767 View (857) 420-5767
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Hayley Perelman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Currently, I am accepting new clients located in NJ, NY, MA, & VT. People often seek therapy to achieve personal growth, pursue their goals, and live meaningful lives. I believe in meeting you wherever you are in your journey using a warm, non-judgmental approach and guiding you to find your own voice. This may mean exploring where you are feeling stuck and collaborating to remove obstacles in your path, and discussing the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how these connections are affecting you. You deserve a safe space designed for you to develop the tools to manage life's hardships.
Currently, I am accepting new clients located in NJ, NY, MA, & VT. People often seek therapy to achieve personal growth, pursue their goals, and live meaningful lives. I believe in meeting you wherever you are in your journey using a warm, non-judgmental approach and guiding you to find your own voice. This may mean exploring where you are feeling stuck and collaborating to remove obstacles in your path, and discussing the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how these connections are affecting you. You deserve a safe space designed for you to develop the tools to manage life's hardships.
(973) 313-8109 View (973) 313-8109
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Dianne M. Hezel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215
Dr. Hezel is a clinical psychologist licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts who specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. An Assistant Professor and researcher at Columbia Medical Center/NY State Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Hezel earned her B.A. in psychology and English from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Harvard University. She completed her predoctoral internship at Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital and has received clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital in MA and the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Hezel is a clinical psychologist licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts who specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. An Assistant Professor and researcher at Columbia Medical Center/NY State Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Hezel earned her B.A. in psychology and English from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Harvard University. She completed her predoctoral internship at Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital and has received clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital in MA and the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.
(347) 941-1354 View (347) 941-1354
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Nely Almada Varela, Survive&Thrive
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi my name is Nely Almada Varela and I am here to help you as you take important steps to healing while gaining a greater sense of clarity and peace. Maybe you’ve been feeling overwhelmed and think there’s no way out of your situation? Have you struggled with intense feelings of sadness or anxiety that make it difficulty to form or keep relationships? Are you ready for a change but don’t know where to start?
Hi my name is Nely Almada Varela and I am here to help you as you take important steps to healing while gaining a greater sense of clarity and peace. Maybe you’ve been feeling overwhelmed and think there’s no way out of your situation? Have you struggled with intense feelings of sadness or anxiety that make it difficulty to form or keep relationships? Are you ready for a change but don’t know where to start?
(239) 323-7079 View (239) 323-7079
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Sara Meldon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
I work with adults (18+) who have difficulty managing their emotions and who struggle with depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, and problems functioning at work or school. I provide evidence-based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help my clients change ineffective behavioral patterns, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and accept difficult realities to build the lives they want. I also see clients with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through all stages of the pregnancy and parenthood process.
I work with adults (18+) who have difficulty managing their emotions and who struggle with depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, and problems functioning at work or school. I provide evidence-based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help my clients change ineffective behavioral patterns, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and accept difficult realities to build the lives they want. I also see clients with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through all stages of the pregnancy and parenthood process.
(339) 331-1709 View (339) 331-1709
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Jacqueline Weiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a marriage and family therapist that believes therapy is something that happens with you, not to you. My style is one that is collaborative, transparent, patient, compassionate, insight oriented, emotionally focused and strength-based. I have experience working with all ages but have focused the majority of my practice on working with adult professionals, college students, couples, and parents.
I am a marriage and family therapist that believes therapy is something that happens with you, not to you. My style is one that is collaborative, transparent, patient, compassionate, insight oriented, emotionally focused and strength-based. I have experience working with all ages but have focused the majority of my practice on working with adult professionals, college students, couples, and parents.
(315) 949-0451 View (315) 949-0451
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Disha Joshi
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Therapy offers a chance to change things up. Each is its own little safe haven designed to release difficult emotions and gain different perspectives from the one that keeps us stuck. Let me help you clear out the cobwebs of your life! My goal is to create a warm environment that fosters real human connection that leaves you feeling like you are part of something bigger than yourself.
Therapy offers a chance to change things up. Each is its own little safe haven designed to release difficult emotions and gain different perspectives from the one that keeps us stuck. Let me help you clear out the cobwebs of your life! My goal is to create a warm environment that fosters real human connection that leaves you feeling like you are part of something bigger than yourself.
(857) 420-5684 View (857) 420-5684
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Emily Pfannenstiel
Counselor, MA, EdM, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215
Hello! And welcome. My name is Emily and I am a practicing psychotherapist with a passion for holistic healing and empowering you to live a life you love. I enjoy working with women and survivors of trauma. I specialize in helping clients navigate their many meaningful relationships, in perinatal wellness, and in determining better ways to heal mood and anxiety symptoms. I am trained in CBT, DBT, perinatal counseling, and mindfulness. I'll follow your lead throughout this process. You are the expert in your life. I love what I do, and I take my job to help you grow very seriously. We're in this together.
Hello! And welcome. My name is Emily and I am a practicing psychotherapist with a passion for holistic healing and empowering you to live a life you love. I enjoy working with women and survivors of trauma. I specialize in helping clients navigate their many meaningful relationships, in perinatal wellness, and in determining better ways to heal mood and anxiety symptoms. I am trained in CBT, DBT, perinatal counseling, and mindfulness. I'll follow your lead throughout this process. You are the expert in your life. I love what I do, and I take my job to help you grow very seriously. We're in this together.
(401) 232-8992 View (401) 232-8992
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The Wholehearted Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Michelle and I am glad you are here. I help conscientious women ages 20-45, who struggle with self esteem and confusion achieve clarity and confidence. Are you a young woman feeling confused and inadequate for the current life situations you face? Are you a mother and doubt your parenting? Are you a highly sensitive person and second guess yourself all the time, feeling like you are not as good as others think you are? Do you frequently compare yourself to others and feel you don’t measure up? Have you doubted your ability to skillfully navigate the relationships that matter most in your life?
Hi, I’m Michelle and I am glad you are here. I help conscientious women ages 20-45, who struggle with self esteem and confusion achieve clarity and confidence. Are you a young woman feeling confused and inadequate for the current life situations you face? Are you a mother and doubt your parenting? Are you a highly sensitive person and second guess yourself all the time, feeling like you are not as good as others think you are? Do you frequently compare yourself to others and feel you don’t measure up? Have you doubted your ability to skillfully navigate the relationships that matter most in your life?
(508) 388-1307 View (508) 388-1307
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Gabrielle Peña Chudnow
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
I'm a open-hearted therapist with over seven years of experience in helping individuals alchemize their self-limiting narratives and behaviors. I support people experiencing overwhelming emotions and/or grief, relationship challenges, work/school stress, difficult life transitions, mind-body disconnection, or just feeling stuck and wanting somewhere to land/process what's going on. My education is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Holistic Studies and Expressive Arts Therapies-I'm an eclectic therapist that primarily pulls from relational, experiential/somatic, and emotionally-focused psychotherapies.
I'm a open-hearted therapist with over seven years of experience in helping individuals alchemize their self-limiting narratives and behaviors. I support people experiencing overwhelming emotions and/or grief, relationship challenges, work/school stress, difficult life transitions, mind-body disconnection, or just feeling stuck and wanting somewhere to land/process what's going on. My education is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Holistic Studies and Expressive Arts Therapies-I'm an eclectic therapist that primarily pulls from relational, experiential/somatic, and emotionally-focused psychotherapies.
(508) 444-9229 View (508) 444-9229
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Rachel Kuntz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenmore Square, Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
As people, we are always in bloom. Over time, we become different versions of ourselves. The shifting landscape of how we relate to the world around us can be both thrilling and terrifying, and it can be hard to know how to process and adjust to life's transitions. I support clients in developing insight into their internal worlds, and exploring how core perspectives and beliefs shape interactions in the external world. Through this process, clients are able to identify aspects of past versions of themselves that are no longer serving them, and areas of strength that they can carry forward into future phases.
As people, we are always in bloom. Over time, we become different versions of ourselves. The shifting landscape of how we relate to the world around us can be both thrilling and terrifying, and it can be hard to know how to process and adjust to life's transitions. I support clients in developing insight into their internal worlds, and exploring how core perspectives and beliefs shape interactions in the external world. Through this process, clients are able to identify aspects of past versions of themselves that are no longer serving them, and areas of strength that they can carry forward into future phases.
(508) 290-8716 View (508) 290-8716

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Number of Therapists in Kenmore Square, Boston, MA

100+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in Kenmore Square, Boston, MA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
79% Stress
78% Life Transitions
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Kenmore Square, Boston, MA see their clients

61% Online Only
39% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kenmore Square, 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.