Therapists in Cambridge, MA

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Isabelle Grenier
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
Accepting new clients for in-person appointments, Saturdays only. As your therapist, my mission is to provide unconditional support as you navigate through life's experiences. With a focus on fostering self-compassion and acceptance, I will work with you to help change the internal dialogues that can lead to anxiety, shame, and self-doubt. I invite you to take a step toward learning more about yourself in a collaborative, trustworthy space.
Accepting new clients for in-person appointments, Saturdays only. As your therapist, my mission is to provide unconditional support as you navigate through life's experiences. With a focus on fostering self-compassion and acceptance, I will work with you to help change the internal dialogues that can lead to anxiety, shame, and self-doubt. I invite you to take a step toward learning more about yourself in a collaborative, trustworthy space.
(617) 826-8537 View (617) 826-8537
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Yvette LeBlanc
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
The foundation of my approach is honoring the client’s holistic experience, and the belief that therapeutic relationships built with trust, empathy, authenticity, and care can positively affect change and growth in a person’s life. I am experienced assisting clients who desire support with life transitions, grief & loss, academic stressors, trauma, identity, spirituality, mind-body and medical related stress, and relationship issues. I have experience working with clients across the lifespan, and currently see undergraduate & graduate students, adults, as well as perinatal clients in my practice.
The foundation of my approach is honoring the client’s holistic experience, and the belief that therapeutic relationships built with trust, empathy, authenticity, and care can positively affect change and growth in a person’s life. I am experienced assisting clients who desire support with life transitions, grief & loss, academic stressors, trauma, identity, spirituality, mind-body and medical related stress, and relationship issues. I have experience working with clients across the lifespan, and currently see undergraduate & graduate students, adults, as well as perinatal clients in my practice.
(781) 678-4283 View (781) 678-4283
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Kirsten Rene
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist who works with children, teens and young adults coping with anxiety, stress, ADHD/executive function difficulties, relationship issues and life transitions. I also work well with athletes and those who identify as high-achieving/perfectionists. Many people I work with are looking to better understand and address the root cause(s) of their distress while also learning the skills necessary to increase their functioning, well-being or performance.
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist who works with children, teens and young adults coping with anxiety, stress, ADHD/executive function difficulties, relationship issues and life transitions. I also work well with athletes and those who identify as high-achieving/perfectionists. Many people I work with are looking to better understand and address the root cause(s) of their distress while also learning the skills necessary to increase their functioning, well-being or performance.
(413) 422-6137 View (413) 422-6137
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Amanda Moment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Not accepting new clients
***I do not currently have availability in my practice*** If you or someone you love is dealing with a life-changing issue impacting your family, work/education, or physical/emotional health or if you are simply looking for personal growth, my practice might be a good fit for you. Whether you are in the "Sandwich Generation" having to support those older and younger than you, you are in a relationship that is struggling with communication, intimacy issues or finances, or you are questioning your chosen career, I can offer a space to process the emotions and build tools together for addressing the issue.
***I do not currently have availability in my practice*** If you or someone you love is dealing with a life-changing issue impacting your family, work/education, or physical/emotional health or if you are simply looking for personal growth, my practice might be a good fit for you. Whether you are in the "Sandwich Generation" having to support those older and younger than you, you are in a relationship that is struggling with communication, intimacy issues or finances, or you are questioning your chosen career, I can offer a space to process the emotions and build tools together for addressing the issue.
(617) 418-4999 View (617) 418-4999
RelationALL Psychotherapy PLLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
In a time post pandemic where everyone is trying to move forward in life, we all have had to adjust to how life has changed over the last three years. Our relationships have changed, mental health issues have been on the rise, substance use has been on the rise and these changes not only effect us but they have effected our entire family systems.
In a time post pandemic where everyone is trying to move forward in life, we all have had to adjust to how life has changed over the last three years. Our relationships have changed, mental health issues have been on the rise, substance use has been on the rise and these changes not only effect us but they have effected our entire family systems.
(857) 877-6052 View (857) 877-6052
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Gurty Jean-Denis
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Not accepting new clients
The ideal client is someone that is willing to put in the work. You must be willing to participate in your own therapy, as it is not a one-sided transaction. The trick with therapy is that the more willing you are to explore and share about yourself, the more beneficial it is to you. The journey is as important as the destination and the detours provide for some amazing insights. Consistency is also key. Think of therapy as another form of self-care. I provide a safe, comfortable space for people to explore and heal without judgement.
The ideal client is someone that is willing to put in the work. You must be willing to participate in your own therapy, as it is not a one-sided transaction. The trick with therapy is that the more willing you are to explore and share about yourself, the more beneficial it is to you. The journey is as important as the destination and the detours provide for some amazing insights. Consistency is also key. Think of therapy as another form of self-care. I provide a safe, comfortable space for people to explore and heal without judgement.
(617) 674-0197 View (617) 674-0197
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Francis Guerriero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Waitlist for new clients
Effective psychotherapy resembles friendship in the most generative and robust sense of the term. In the context of an increasingly trustworthy connection, I will accompany you into your inner world, where we might encounter together, with increasing complexity, the givens of your unique existence. Companioning you with presence and offerings of perspective, I will bring persistence, patience, and playfulness to our meetings. As your capacity for curiosity and self-compassion organically expand through this dialogue, you'll come to know-and-love yourself and others with an increasing harmony of calmness, clarity, and courage.
Effective psychotherapy resembles friendship in the most generative and robust sense of the term. In the context of an increasingly trustworthy connection, I will accompany you into your inner world, where we might encounter together, with increasing complexity, the givens of your unique existence. Companioning you with presence and offerings of perspective, I will bring persistence, patience, and playfulness to our meetings. As your capacity for curiosity and self-compassion organically expand through this dialogue, you'll come to know-and-love yourself and others with an increasing harmony of calmness, clarity, and courage.
(508) 206-8359 View (508) 206-8359
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Sarah Putnam
Counselor, LMHC, CMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
Not accepting new clients
My pledge is to witness and support each individual's journey towards becoming more fully alive. In so doing, I bring to my work a respect and acceptance for deep pain as well as an ability to hold lightness and joy. I consider myself to be a collaborator in helping to bring old, unconscious patterns to light and thus begin loosening the hold of self limiting beliefs. My clients find me to be compassionate and grounded. I draw upon the wisdom of relational therapy, mind-body awareness, expressive and cognitive behavioral theories to discover what works for you.
My pledge is to witness and support each individual's journey towards becoming more fully alive. In so doing, I bring to my work a respect and acceptance for deep pain as well as an ability to hold lightness and joy. I consider myself to be a collaborator in helping to bring old, unconscious patterns to light and thus begin loosening the hold of self limiting beliefs. My clients find me to be compassionate and grounded. I draw upon the wisdom of relational therapy, mind-body awareness, expressive and cognitive behavioral theories to discover what works for you.
(617) 284-6772 View (617) 284-6772
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M.A. Jean-Charles Psychotherapy & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Waitlist for new clients
At M.A.Jean-Charles Psychotherapy & Consulting, LLC, healing, learning, and growing is our mantra and shapes our therapeutic philosophy. We believe that to heal psychically and to grow into the best version of ourselves, and one must engage in learning. At times, life creates too much noise; one can lose sight and footing on their place in this world. Learning provides a pathway to engage in healing from that which binds the spirit. As a result of this, one is capable of tremendous emotional growth and, ultimately, living a fulfilling life. My speciality population is Women of Color.
At M.A.Jean-Charles Psychotherapy & Consulting, LLC, healing, learning, and growing is our mantra and shapes our therapeutic philosophy. We believe that to heal psychically and to grow into the best version of ourselves, and one must engage in learning. At times, life creates too much noise; one can lose sight and footing on their place in this world. Learning provides a pathway to engage in healing from that which binds the spirit. As a result of this, one is capable of tremendous emotional growth and, ultimately, living a fulfilling life. My speciality population is Women of Color.
(978) 306-4475 View (978) 306-4475
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Fernanda Romo Siren
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
Having worked in a variety of settings like inpatient and outpatient hospital programs, public schools, and private practice helped me appreciate the wide range and uniqueness of the human psyche. In today's world predicament more than ever I am aware of the enormous need for a secure space in which you can regain access to your authentic self and allow it to guide you through your everyday life, independently of external demands and expectations. Being in touch with your authentic self holds the key to a more fulfilling and balanced life.
Having worked in a variety of settings like inpatient and outpatient hospital programs, public schools, and private practice helped me appreciate the wide range and uniqueness of the human psyche. In today's world predicament more than ever I am aware of the enormous need for a secure space in which you can regain access to your authentic self and allow it to guide you through your everyday life, independently of external demands and expectations. Being in touch with your authentic self holds the key to a more fulfilling and balanced life.
(617) 917-2528 View (617) 917-2528
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Goldie Eder, LICSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 43 years. I believe that psychotherapy can heal pain and help people to live more fulfilling lives through a collaborative working relationship between therapist and client/patient. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, repeated problematic relationship patterns, grief, a history of or current trauma, aging, and identity development.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 43 years. I believe that psychotherapy can heal pain and help people to live more fulfilling lives through a collaborative working relationship between therapist and client/patient. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, repeated problematic relationship patterns, grief, a history of or current trauma, aging, and identity development.
(617) 440-7943 View (617) 440-7943
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Natasha Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA-MS
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
I specialize in clients with anxiety, depression, navigating life transitions, coping with chronic illness, and caregiver fatigue. My approach for clients is goal oriented and my focus is for us to work to address longstanding issues and also provide you with new insights or skills to help you develop effective, sustainable strategies for daily coping to renew your natural resilience. If you are new to therapy, or are looking to return after a break, we can work towards your goals to lead you towards a better quality of life and a more mindful way of being.
I specialize in clients with anxiety, depression, navigating life transitions, coping with chronic illness, and caregiver fatigue. My approach for clients is goal oriented and my focus is for us to work to address longstanding issues and also provide you with new insights or skills to help you develop effective, sustainable strategies for daily coping to renew your natural resilience. If you are new to therapy, or are looking to return after a break, we can work towards your goals to lead you towards a better quality of life and a more mindful way of being.
(857) 598-7260 View (857) 598-7260
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Lucía Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
My therapeutic orientation is rooted in psychodynamic therapy, which means we’ll explore the connections between the ways you currently move through the world and the ways you learned how to make sense of the world. I also draw from somatic therapies, helping you bring attention to the way the body stores emotions and experiences and releasing those that no longer serve you. I use an anti-oppressive lens and, following Liberation Health, pay close attention to the way cultural and institutional factors contribute to your health. I believe that therapy is one part of a process toward connection and a sense of belonging with others.
My therapeutic orientation is rooted in psychodynamic therapy, which means we’ll explore the connections between the ways you currently move through the world and the ways you learned how to make sense of the world. I also draw from somatic therapies, helping you bring attention to the way the body stores emotions and experiences and releasing those that no longer serve you. I use an anti-oppressive lens and, following Liberation Health, pay close attention to the way cultural and institutional factors contribute to your health. I believe that therapy is one part of a process toward connection and a sense of belonging with others.
(508) 413-6632 View (508) 413-6632
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Leslie Piken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
My treatment approach is integrative and personalized to my clients’ needs, focused on building a foundation of trust. I work with clients to identify underlying roots of problems and elicit existing and new strengths and resources. I prefer a holistic approach to treatment which, while based in a psychodynamic framework, draws from my specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, attachment based, trauma-informed and mindfulness modalities. I work with adults ranging from young adulthood through end of life, using a culturally-sensitive approach.
My treatment approach is integrative and personalized to my clients’ needs, focused on building a foundation of trust. I work with clients to identify underlying roots of problems and elicit existing and new strengths and resources. I prefer a holistic approach to treatment which, while based in a psychodynamic framework, draws from my specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, attachment based, trauma-informed and mindfulness modalities. I work with adults ranging from young adulthood through end of life, using a culturally-sensitive approach.
(857) 763-5343 View (857) 763-5343
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Mary Atkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS AT THIS TIME. If you find yourself stuck in a cycle of unproductive thought patterns that affect your everyday functioning in emotional and/or behavioral ways then therapy can introduce you to more effective ways to live your life. Finding a therapist who is supportive, present, understanding, and skilled in guiding you towards a more satisfying and fulfilling life is a positive step in that direction. It's a journey that's well worth taking in partnership with a professional you trust. Email is the preferred initial way to contact me.
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS AT THIS TIME. If you find yourself stuck in a cycle of unproductive thought patterns that affect your everyday functioning in emotional and/or behavioral ways then therapy can introduce you to more effective ways to live your life. Finding a therapist who is supportive, present, understanding, and skilled in guiding you towards a more satisfying and fulfilling life is a positive step in that direction. It's a journey that's well worth taking in partnership with a professional you trust. Email is the preferred initial way to contact me.
(615) 724-9894 View (615) 724-9894
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Rebecca L Dessertine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Therapy is one way to identify and move through feelings and issues that are either long or short standing. Helping yourself and giving yourself the space and permission to explore, forgive, and grow is a human right. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, Personality and Bipolar disorders; utilizing a psychodynamic base to build a daily functionality in which you can move forward in your life. Psychodynamic therapy relies on you identifying and bringing forth how you are feeling, thinking and noticing about yourself. I am here to listen, reflect and support you.
Therapy is one way to identify and move through feelings and issues that are either long or short standing. Helping yourself and giving yourself the space and permission to explore, forgive, and grow is a human right. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, Personality and Bipolar disorders; utilizing a psychodynamic base to build a daily functionality in which you can move forward in your life. Psychodynamic therapy relies on you identifying and bringing forth how you are feeling, thinking and noticing about yourself. I am here to listen, reflect and support you.
(857) 304-0919 View (857) 304-0919
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Akyla Joseph
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Waitlist for new clients
Life at times can be challenging, and there is no rule book on how to navigate it. Therapy can be used as a guide to dealing with challenges at the moment, and provide you with the tools for continuing to face obstacles that may come in the future. The relationship between client and therapist is one of the most important parts of therapy, so I use a humanistic approach when engaging with my clients. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, multicultural concerns, life transitions, and the military/veterans community. I look forward to working with you along this journey!
Life at times can be challenging, and there is no rule book on how to navigate it. Therapy can be used as a guide to dealing with challenges at the moment, and provide you with the tools for continuing to face obstacles that may come in the future. The relationship between client and therapist is one of the most important parts of therapy, so I use a humanistic approach when engaging with my clients. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, multicultural concerns, life transitions, and the military/veterans community. I look forward to working with you along this journey!
(617) 826-8829 View (617) 826-8829
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Robyn Migliorini
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
I specialize in telehealth therapy for adult ADHD, brain health and aging concerns, and anxiety. As a neuropsychologist, I appreciate the complex interactions between our brains, our behaviors, and our environments. I view symptoms and their potential remedies through a scientific lens, with a focus on evidence-based strategies -- practical tools that can make a difference in your everyday life. I also believe treatment should be collaborative, creative, and tailored for your specific needs. I try to approach therapy with curiosity, determination, openness, and humor, and I invite my clients to do the same.
I specialize in telehealth therapy for adult ADHD, brain health and aging concerns, and anxiety. As a neuropsychologist, I appreciate the complex interactions between our brains, our behaviors, and our environments. I view symptoms and their potential remedies through a scientific lens, with a focus on evidence-based strategies -- practical tools that can make a difference in your everyday life. I also believe treatment should be collaborative, creative, and tailored for your specific needs. I try to approach therapy with curiosity, determination, openness, and humor, and I invite my clients to do the same.
(781) 288-5141 View (781) 288-5141
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Debra M Glick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
Many people view therapy as a place to go to FEEL better. My first aim is to help you LIVE better–which will likely enable you to feel more fulfilled. Clients describe me as compassionate, caring, and challenging. My approach combines my knowledge of psychological theories and techniques with my energetic and interactive style. Working together, we will identify the ways in which your unproductive thought, emotional, and behavioral patterns prevent you from living a life consistent with your values and from achieving your goals.
Many people view therapy as a place to go to FEEL better. My first aim is to help you LIVE better–which will likely enable you to feel more fulfilled. Clients describe me as compassionate, caring, and challenging. My approach combines my knowledge of psychological theories and techniques with my energetic and interactive style. Working together, we will identify the ways in which your unproductive thought, emotional, and behavioral patterns prevent you from living a life consistent with your values and from achieving your goals.
(978) 926-3897 View (978) 926-3897
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Patty Emberley
MA, LMHC-MA, LMFT-MI, LPC-OR, LMFT-CA
Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling that a relationship or your life is not going the way you want? You may have a clear awareness of why this is or you may not. Are you having difficulty with someone you work with? Do you have a teenager or preteen child you're concerned about or frustrated with? Are you at a turning point in your life and unsure about how to progress or fearful of making the changes? Over 15 years Patty has worked with people to help them make the changes that they are wanting, to have the life that they desire.
Are you feeling that a relationship or your life is not going the way you want? You may have a clear awareness of why this is or you may not. Are you having difficulty with someone you work with? Do you have a teenager or preteen child you're concerned about or frustrated with? Are you at a turning point in your life and unsure about how to progress or fearful of making the changes? Over 15 years Patty has worked with people to help them make the changes that they are wanting, to have the life that they desire.
(248) 880-8041 View (248) 880-8041

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How does your Therapist compare?

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.