Therapists in Cambridge, MA

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Anna Banks Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
Have you ever wondered if you could live a fuller, happier life? Whether you are "too far gone" or "too messed up" to ever be okay? I’ve wondered that. In my journey, I've discovered that it's possible to struggle deeply, then rise higher than seems plausible. I've also found healing and wholeness is impossible without support from others. Now I have a passion to provide the care I've experienced to each of my clients. The support you need won't be the same as what I’ve needed. Because your story is not mine. But if you’re looking for someone who has walked a long road to wellness, consider reaching out!
Have you ever wondered if you could live a fuller, happier life? Whether you are "too far gone" or "too messed up" to ever be okay? I’ve wondered that. In my journey, I've discovered that it's possible to struggle deeply, then rise higher than seems plausible. I've also found healing and wholeness is impossible without support from others. Now I have a passion to provide the care I've experienced to each of my clients. The support you need won't be the same as what I’ve needed. Because your story is not mine. But if you’re looking for someone who has walked a long road to wellness, consider reaching out!
(617) 546-7500 View (617) 546-7500
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Inna Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02140
Please inquire for accurate availability...What creates disconnection in the ways that we relate to ourselves and others is not always obvious; often, conventional knowledge can lead us astray from the kind of work that could truly help us. To this end, my approach goes beyond coping strategies and attachment styles; I view the therapy process as a specific kind of attending to your experiences and your internal world with the aim of developing inner resources and widening perspective. Broadly, I specialize in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approaches. However, my approach is tailored non-generically to each client.
Please inquire for accurate availability...What creates disconnection in the ways that we relate to ourselves and others is not always obvious; often, conventional knowledge can lead us astray from the kind of work that could truly help us. To this end, my approach goes beyond coping strategies and attachment styles; I view the therapy process as a specific kind of attending to your experiences and your internal world with the aim of developing inner resources and widening perspective. Broadly, I specialize in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approaches. However, my approach is tailored non-generically to each client.
(617) 401-0557 View (617) 401-0557
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Samantha Macchiaverna
Counselor, MA
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for support or guidance through a challenging time? Are you looking to better know yourself?
Are you looking for support or guidance through a challenging time? Are you looking to better know yourself?
(617) 404-1232 View (617) 404-1232
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Yvonne Fall
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm passionate about helping clients heal their relationships with food and body, build self-esteem, and overcome difficult experiences while fostering a sense of agency and self-compassion. I have experience treating eating disorders at multiple levels of care and have worked with a wide variety of co-occurring symptoms. I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) oriented practitioner. My approach is grounded in the belief that each individual holds the inherent intelligence and wisdom necessary for change.
I'm passionate about helping clients heal their relationships with food and body, build self-esteem, and overcome difficult experiences while fostering a sense of agency and self-compassion. I have experience treating eating disorders at multiple levels of care and have worked with a wide variety of co-occurring symptoms. I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) oriented practitioner. My approach is grounded in the belief that each individual holds the inherent intelligence and wisdom necessary for change.
(857) 675-3253 View (857) 675-3253
Jessie Quintero Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I use a collaborative, relational approach in my work and incorporate trauma-informed cognitive, emotion-focused, behavioral, and mindfulness techniques, as clinically appropriate, to address a variety of mental health concerns. I am committed to understanding and improving mental health for all people, particularly those from marginalized and disenfranchised communities, including racially and ethnically minoritized groups, first-generation college students, immigrants, and people who have experienced serious mental illness. I am also engaged in postgraduate training at the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England.
I use a collaborative, relational approach in my work and incorporate trauma-informed cognitive, emotion-focused, behavioral, and mindfulness techniques, as clinically appropriate, to address a variety of mental health concerns. I am committed to understanding and improving mental health for all people, particularly those from marginalized and disenfranchised communities, including racially and ethnically minoritized groups, first-generation college students, immigrants, and people who have experienced serious mental illness. I am also engaged in postgraduate training at the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England.
(508) 691-8578 View (508) 691-8578
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Abigail R. Cooper
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
I am a licensed clinical psychologist treating individuals across the age range (children, adolescents, adults) with a specialization in anxiety, mood, obsessive-compulsive, and eating disorders. I tailor my extensive training in evidence-based treatments- Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention- to each individual's needs. My approach is person-centered, with a focus on compassion, validation, collaboration, tangible tools, and humor.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist treating individuals across the age range (children, adolescents, adults) with a specialization in anxiety, mood, obsessive-compulsive, and eating disorders. I tailor my extensive training in evidence-based treatments- Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention- to each individual's needs. My approach is person-centered, with a focus on compassion, validation, collaboration, tangible tools, and humor.
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Avital Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
When life changes happen unexpectedly, it can be hard to reach out for support. It's important to me to be a safe space for those experiencing any range of life shifts, including: personal and relational roadblocks, sexuality issues, life transitions, trauma and grief and loss. I strive to meet my clients where they are, and adapt to their individual needs and framework. I work from a person-centered/ trauma-informed lens, and use strengths-based perspective, mindfulness, and humanistic therapies. I hope to work together to create new patterns of thinking to guide you towards the personal, and professional goals you wish to achieve.
When life changes happen unexpectedly, it can be hard to reach out for support. It's important to me to be a safe space for those experiencing any range of life shifts, including: personal and relational roadblocks, sexuality issues, life transitions, trauma and grief and loss. I strive to meet my clients where they are, and adapt to their individual needs and framework. I work from a person-centered/ trauma-informed lens, and use strengths-based perspective, mindfulness, and humanistic therapies. I hope to work together to create new patterns of thinking to guide you towards the personal, and professional goals you wish to achieve.
(857) 367-0660 View (857) 367-0660
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Leyla Derbali
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Leyla Derbali is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults and couples explore their struggles as they make the changes necessary to lead more fulfilling and contented lives. Leyla specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, school issues, career issues, and significant life transitions. Leyla completed her Master's degree in Social Work at Simmons University and her Multi-Therapy Services at Harvard University.
Leyla Derbali is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults and couples explore their struggles as they make the changes necessary to lead more fulfilling and contented lives. Leyla specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, school issues, career issues, and significant life transitions. Leyla completed her Master's degree in Social Work at Simmons University and her Multi-Therapy Services at Harvard University.
(617) 751-1186 View (617) 751-1186
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Laura Miranda
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Laura Miranda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts with over eight years of experience working in the field of mental health. Laura aims to support clients in working through situations towards solutions and peace, while empowering the individuals to be confident and self-assured. Laura specializes in working with adults and couples. Laura believes the client is the expert of their own life, and and works to support clients in reaching their life goals while providing professional guidance.
Laura Miranda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts with over eight years of experience working in the field of mental health. Laura aims to support clients in working through situations towards solutions and peace, while empowering the individuals to be confident and self-assured. Laura specializes in working with adults and couples. Laura believes the client is the expert of their own life, and and works to support clients in reaching their life goals while providing professional guidance.
(617) 917-2573 View (617) 917-2573
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Nasya Smith
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
My ideal client may have a difficult time identifying their emotions and feeling like they are not “allowed” to feel emotions. My ideal client may tend to intellectualize or overthink their experiences. This person may work hard to maintain a high standard that is often unrealistic. My ideal client may have a history of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and chronic illness. The client’s goal is to learn to understand how they feel and give themselves permission to feel the way they do. This client recognizes that they are feeling overwhelmed, resentful, anxious, frustrated, sad, angry and they are looking for a change.
My ideal client may have a difficult time identifying their emotions and feeling like they are not “allowed” to feel emotions. My ideal client may tend to intellectualize or overthink their experiences. This person may work hard to maintain a high standard that is often unrealistic. My ideal client may have a history of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and chronic illness. The client’s goal is to learn to understand how they feel and give themselves permission to feel the way they do. This client recognizes that they are feeling overwhelmed, resentful, anxious, frustrated, sad, angry and they are looking for a change.
(857) 877-6703 View (857) 877-6703
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Stephanie Erber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
I work with children, adolescents, and adults to resolve challenges related to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationships, and school/work adjustment. I offer a collaborative, empathic environment and an integrated approach that combines aspects of cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, relational, and psychodynamic theories to help you and/or your child understand and change nonproductive thoughts and behaviors, expand emotional awareness, improve relationships, build self-confidence, and face the obstacles that are getting in the way of reaching life goals.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults to resolve challenges related to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationships, and school/work adjustment. I offer a collaborative, empathic environment and an integrated approach that combines aspects of cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, relational, and psychodynamic theories to help you and/or your child understand and change nonproductive thoughts and behaviors, expand emotional awareness, improve relationships, build self-confidence, and face the obstacles that are getting in the way of reaching life goals.
(857) 598-6025 View (857) 598-6025
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Cari Melillo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting New Clients - I help adolescents, young adults & adults, feel comfortable in their own skin & create lives worth living. I provide a safe space full of light for those looking for guidance, accountability and positivity throughout this process. I am always myself and I approach things very directly with compassion woven throughout. I am not a therapist who will sit in silence while you share your story, I will get my hands dirty and work with you to get to the bottom of your thoughts and feelings. I promise throughout there will be many joyful moments full of laughter and pop culture references.
Not Accepting New Clients - I help adolescents, young adults & adults, feel comfortable in their own skin & create lives worth living. I provide a safe space full of light for those looking for guidance, accountability and positivity throughout this process. I am always myself and I approach things very directly with compassion woven throughout. I am not a therapist who will sit in silence while you share your story, I will get my hands dirty and work with you to get to the bottom of your thoughts and feelings. I promise throughout there will be many joyful moments full of laughter and pop culture references.
(617) 812-6266 View (617) 812-6266
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Lucie Monroe
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
Waitlist for new clients
Life hurts. It just does. We all go through tough times at some point. Tragedy and hardship hit unannounced. These events have a lasting impact - even subtle ones - especially if they took place during our formative years. They can leave us on high alert, isolated, stressed out, hating ourselves, experiencing nightmares, not being able to feel joy, or to concentrate. If you have experienced any kind of trauma, be it a massive event that you didn't recover from, the repeated attrition of abuse, or the subtle and insidious wounding of emotional neglect, there is hope.
Life hurts. It just does. We all go through tough times at some point. Tragedy and hardship hit unannounced. These events have a lasting impact - even subtle ones - especially if they took place during our formative years. They can leave us on high alert, isolated, stressed out, hating ourselves, experiencing nightmares, not being able to feel joy, or to concentrate. If you have experienced any kind of trauma, be it a massive event that you didn't recover from, the repeated attrition of abuse, or the subtle and insidious wounding of emotional neglect, there is hope.
(508) 283-4561 View (508) 283-4561
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Mica Agate-Mays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
My therapeutic approach is informed by psychodynamic and relational theories, as well as internal family systems, narrative techniques, and anti-oppression principles. I seek to draw connections between clients’ histories and their experience as it unfolds in the here-and-now of the therapeutic exchange, all in service of coming into deeper relationship with oneself. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental and compassionate with attention to the relationship between us, as individuals, and the systems that impact us.
My therapeutic approach is informed by psychodynamic and relational theories, as well as internal family systems, narrative techniques, and anti-oppression principles. I seek to draw connections between clients’ histories and their experience as it unfolds in the here-and-now of the therapeutic exchange, all in service of coming into deeper relationship with oneself. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental and compassionate with attention to the relationship between us, as individuals, and the systems that impact us.
(508) 719-7022 View (508) 719-7022
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Elizabeth B Gaskill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
In my 30 + years as a therapist, I have had the honor of helping many people overcome negative patterns and make meaningful, positive changes in their lives through self-reflection, insight, and behavioral interventions. People with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges feel supported, understood and respected in our work in individual, couples or group therapy. Sometimes you may feel that your life is at odds with how you wish to see yourself and yet you can't quite figure out what the next step should be. Or maybe you long for closeness and intimacy yet you're afraid of it.
In my 30 + years as a therapist, I have had the honor of helping many people overcome negative patterns and make meaningful, positive changes in their lives through self-reflection, insight, and behavioral interventions. People with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges feel supported, understood and respected in our work in individual, couples or group therapy. Sometimes you may feel that your life is at odds with how you wish to see yourself and yet you can't quite figure out what the next step should be. Or maybe you long for closeness and intimacy yet you're afraid of it.
(617) 934-5578 View (617) 934-5578
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The Cambridge Couples Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
Psychotherapy services should address the specific needs of each client. The Cambridge Couples Center was founded to offer counseling to couples seeking to improve communication and to deepen their relationship. Our team of therapists are trained in a variety of treatment modalities to match the needs of our client couples. Our tailored approaches may include cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management treatment, and problem-focused therapy interventions. Our therapists specialize in the interface between anxiety, depression, substance use and trauma, and the impact that has on the couple’s relationships and families.
Psychotherapy services should address the specific needs of each client. The Cambridge Couples Center was founded to offer counseling to couples seeking to improve communication and to deepen their relationship. Our team of therapists are trained in a variety of treatment modalities to match the needs of our client couples. Our tailored approaches may include cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management treatment, and problem-focused therapy interventions. Our therapists specialize in the interface between anxiety, depression, substance use and trauma, and the impact that has on the couple’s relationships and families.
(857) 375-8145 x6675 View (857) 375-8145 x6675
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Porter Charles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and/or families who struggle to find hope, balance or freedom from fear in its many forms. I enjoy creating a strong connection with my clients and cater my sessions towards their needs and ways of learning. Tambien hablo espanol y mis clientes ideales son aqellos quien son frustrado con la vida, o chico/as quien tiene desafios como depression, trastornos de comer y anxiedad. Aqui, yo te escucho!
I work with individuals and/or families who struggle to find hope, balance or freedom from fear in its many forms. I enjoy creating a strong connection with my clients and cater my sessions towards their needs and ways of learning. Tambien hablo espanol y mis clientes ideales son aqellos quien son frustrado con la vida, o chico/as quien tiene desafios como depression, trastornos de comer y anxiedad. Aqui, yo te escucho!
(508) 687-6323 View (508) 687-6323
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Jenna Hanson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new patients right now. With so much pressure to put our heads down, produce and consume, to fall in line and do what we’re ‘supposed to do,’ it can be hard to stop and calibrate. Therapy is a place to pause and to question, to take stock of what is causing suffering in your life and identify changes you may want to make, and to better understand yourself and your experience in the world.
Not accepting new patients right now. With so much pressure to put our heads down, produce and consume, to fall in line and do what we’re ‘supposed to do,’ it can be hard to stop and calibrate. Therapy is a place to pause and to question, to take stock of what is causing suffering in your life and identify changes you may want to make, and to better understand yourself and your experience in the world.
(628) 230-4667 View (628) 230-4667
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Jennifer Miranda
Counselor, LMHC, CMHC, LPC, PMH-C
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Diving into the world of parenting can feel like stepping into the great unknown and I aim to support you as you navigate the challenges and questions that are so often a part of the parenthood journey—questions like, “Am I doing this right?” or “Will I ever feel like myself again?" Whether you are a new parent, expecting a child, or struggling to conceive, we will work together to process all the emotions that accompany these significant transitions. Though this chapter of your life may feel overwhelming or isolating, you don't have to go through it alone. This moment does not define forever.
Diving into the world of parenting can feel like stepping into the great unknown and I aim to support you as you navigate the challenges and questions that are so often a part of the parenthood journey—questions like, “Am I doing this right?” or “Will I ever feel like myself again?" Whether you are a new parent, expecting a child, or struggling to conceive, we will work together to process all the emotions that accompany these significant transitions. Though this chapter of your life may feel overwhelming or isolating, you don't have to go through it alone. This moment does not define forever.
(872) 250-5160 View (872) 250-5160
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Jonathan Lerner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Dr. Lerner completed his graduate training at the SUNY Albany Center for Stress & Anxiety Disorders, and the Boston University Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders where he was involved in the research and treatment of panic disorder, agoraphobia, and specific phobia using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). After his graduate training, Dr. Lerner completed a post-Doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Following his fellowship, Dr. Lerner became a staff psychologist at MGH and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, where he has been for the past 10 years.
Dr. Lerner completed his graduate training at the SUNY Albany Center for Stress & Anxiety Disorders, and the Boston University Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders where he was involved in the research and treatment of panic disorder, agoraphobia, and specific phobia using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). After his graduate training, Dr. Lerner completed a post-Doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Following his fellowship, Dr. Lerner became a staff psychologist at MGH and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, where he has been for the past 10 years.
(978) 722-4391 View (978) 722-4391

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Number of Therapists in Cambridge, MA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Cambridge, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
48% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
47% Aetna

How Therapists in Cambridge, MA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cambridge?

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.