Therapists in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

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Elizabeth Muller
Counselor, EdM, MA, LMHC
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
My work with adolescents, families, and adults spans over twenty years. I believe in the innate strengths within people while also appreciating the need for assistance during the challenges and losses presented throughout life. Working from a relational model and believing that the present moment offers potential for new growth and healing, I am honored to be present for each client as they achieve their desired goals. By co-creating a therapeutic relationship based on trust and authenticity, I assist individuals in reaching their highest potentials.
My work with adolescents, families, and adults spans over twenty years. I believe in the innate strengths within people while also appreciating the need for assistance during the challenges and losses presented throughout life. Working from a relational model and believing that the present moment offers potential for new growth and healing, I am honored to be present for each client as they achieve their desired goals. By co-creating a therapeutic relationship based on trust and authenticity, I assist individuals in reaching their highest potentials.
(617) 307-7800 View (617) 307-7800
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Zinah S Abukhalil-Quiñonez Licsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
Not accepting new clients
I have the heart for helping people and walking alongside them in their journey to heal, meet their goals and build confidence in themselves. I am a trauma-informed therapist that enjoys working from a holistic and collaborative approach to treatment. Understanding our attachments, lived experiences, and hearts can provide insight into making the desired changes. I will meet you where you are, hoping to build a solid therapeutic alliance. Together, we will process emotions that connect your past to the here & now so you can increase your capacity to improve your life on your terms.
I have the heart for helping people and walking alongside them in their journey to heal, meet their goals and build confidence in themselves. I am a trauma-informed therapist that enjoys working from a holistic and collaborative approach to treatment. Understanding our attachments, lived experiences, and hearts can provide insight into making the desired changes. I will meet you where you are, hoping to build a solid therapeutic alliance. Together, we will process emotions that connect your past to the here & now so you can increase your capacity to improve your life on your terms.
(857) 763-1759 View (857) 763-1759
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Debra S Filiurin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
Debra Filiurin has been working with individuals, couples and groups for 35 years. You will engage in a humanistic approach, with respectful dialogue to help you achieve your individual goals.
Debra Filiurin has been working with individuals, couples and groups for 35 years. You will engage in a humanistic approach, with respectful dialogue to help you achieve your individual goals.
(617) 446-3015 View (617) 446-3015
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Kaitlin Silkowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
I believe strongly in the resilience of people, and that a healthy therapeutic relationship can promote trust, healing, and personal growth. I believe that successful therapy is predicated on having a strong therapeutic alliance; the connection and collaborative relationship between the client and therapist. Taking a strength-based perspective, I listen deeply and reflectively to sustain a non-judgmental and safe environment. I am passionate about helping clients fully process past experiences and thrive in relationships with themselves, others, and the world around them.
I believe strongly in the resilience of people, and that a healthy therapeutic relationship can promote trust, healing, and personal growth. I believe that successful therapy is predicated on having a strong therapeutic alliance; the connection and collaborative relationship between the client and therapist. Taking a strength-based perspective, I listen deeply and reflectively to sustain a non-judgmental and safe environment. I am passionate about helping clients fully process past experiences and thrive in relationships with themselves, others, and the world around them.
(914) 677-1628 View (914) 677-1628
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My Nguyen Nguyen
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
Waitlist for new clients
I (pronouns: she/her/hers) am a psychotherapist who has been active in the counseling field for over a decade. I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health clinics, and a group practice, and with various populations from students (pre-kindergarten to college) to adults of all ages. Through these experiences, I have treated a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, chronic mental health, and addiction.
I (pronouns: she/her/hers) am a psychotherapist who has been active in the counseling field for over a decade. I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health clinics, and a group practice, and with various populations from students (pre-kindergarten to college) to adults of all ages. Through these experiences, I have treated a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, chronic mental health, and addiction.
(508) 514-5239 View (508) 514-5239
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Valerie L. Kirr
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MACCS
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping individuals who seek Balance, yet struggle to find the right combination. With 30+ years of experience, I have knowledge and compassion for both the biological and psychosocial aspects of mental health. Support, exploration, new skills and making connections are the essentials for moving forward to a more balanced life. During treatment an eclectic approach will be used to suit your needs as an individual. Modalities may include: CBT, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, MBCT, and EFT. Opportunities to explore creative outlets, Yoga/Movement, and the Arts, may benefit to enhance the therapeutic healing process.
I enjoy helping individuals who seek Balance, yet struggle to find the right combination. With 30+ years of experience, I have knowledge and compassion for both the biological and psychosocial aspects of mental health. Support, exploration, new skills and making connections are the essentials for moving forward to a more balanced life. During treatment an eclectic approach will be used to suit your needs as an individual. Modalities may include: CBT, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, MBCT, and EFT. Opportunities to explore creative outlets, Yoga/Movement, and the Arts, may benefit to enhance the therapeutic healing process.
(857) 239-0055 View (857) 239-0055
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Well-Beings Retreats
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
If you're in a crisis, stuck, or at a turning point you'd like to leverage, a personal counseling retreat is uniquely impactful. It compresses 6-12 months of therapy into a week. The impact is also in the inspiring environment, and sustained process, which allows a deep and more cohesive process. There's time to connect many small dots to a bigger picture. Time to learn, understand and practice new cognitive and behavioral skills. And to cultivate mindfulness and perspective, to practice stepping back to watch distress arise, and then, importantly, pass. You come away with a lived experience of inner resilience, in mind and body.
If you're in a crisis, stuck, or at a turning point you'd like to leverage, a personal counseling retreat is uniquely impactful. It compresses 6-12 months of therapy into a week. The impact is also in the inspiring environment, and sustained process, which allows a deep and more cohesive process. There's time to connect many small dots to a bigger picture. Time to learn, understand and practice new cognitive and behavioral skills. And to cultivate mindfulness and perspective, to practice stepping back to watch distress arise, and then, importantly, pass. You come away with a lived experience of inner resilience, in mind and body.
(857) 203-8395 View (857) 203-8395
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Allison Gold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-informed therapist who works with anxiety, Highly Sensitive People, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. Through our work, you will feel more comfortable with your emotions, strengthen your mind-body connection, and gain clarity about what you want and need. We will bring a focus to your strengths, resilience, and adaptiveness, helping you feel more empowered and connected to yourself. These internal resources will create more ease in navigating life situations and relationships while providing you with relief and healing.
I am a trauma-informed therapist who works with anxiety, Highly Sensitive People, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. Through our work, you will feel more comfortable with your emotions, strengthen your mind-body connection, and gain clarity about what you want and need. We will bring a focus to your strengths, resilience, and adaptiveness, helping you feel more empowered and connected to yourself. These internal resources will create more ease in navigating life situations and relationships while providing you with relief and healing.
(617) 415-7784 View (617) 415-7784
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Bonnie Beatrice Zimmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with individuals who are looking for a safe place to explore their inner life. With over 30 years experience, I am trained in individual and group counseling, trauma work, sexual and domestic violence, and Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS). My style is interactive and empowering and I use humor and laughter to help people gain perspective and find more joy in their lives.
I enjoy working with individuals who are looking for a safe place to explore their inner life. With over 30 years experience, I am trained in individual and group counseling, trauma work, sexual and domestic violence, and Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS). My style is interactive and empowering and I use humor and laughter to help people gain perspective and find more joy in their lives.
(617) 505-1315 View (617) 505-1315
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Cambridge Mind Body
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
It's inevitable that one's emotional life will get tangled at times. It's a sign of maturity and resilience to be willing to look inside with curiosity and do some self-development work. My interest and joy is empowering my clients to learn practical, applicable skills to mindfully manage unwanted patterns and cultivate new ones. My approach often uses mindfulness to create a more spacious, patient, and compassionate response to moods, emotions and thoughts. Cognitive therapy is wonderful way to actively re-program our thinking, and we might use yoga skills to tune the body, mind and nervous system to work for you, not against you.
It's inevitable that one's emotional life will get tangled at times. It's a sign of maturity and resilience to be willing to look inside with curiosity and do some self-development work. My interest and joy is empowering my clients to learn practical, applicable skills to mindfully manage unwanted patterns and cultivate new ones. My approach often uses mindfulness to create a more spacious, patient, and compassionate response to moods, emotions and thoughts. Cognitive therapy is wonderful way to actively re-program our thinking, and we might use yoga skills to tune the body, mind and nervous system to work for you, not against you.
(617) 396-4946 View (617) 396-4946
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Tanya Sekiya Chen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
I provide client-centered psychotherapy services that are tailored to the needs of each client. I draw from a variety of theoretical orientations including Psychodynamic (insight oriented) and behavioral (skills oriented) treatment approaches.
I provide client-centered psychotherapy services that are tailored to the needs of each client. I draw from a variety of theoretical orientations including Psychodynamic (insight oriented) and behavioral (skills oriented) treatment approaches.
(617) 431-4777 View (617) 431-4777
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Jessica Delio-Guirand
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC1
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
Is your life starting to become unmanageable? Do you feel like you need to make a change, but don't know where to even start? Are you struggling with substance abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, or relationship issues. If you or a loved one can relate to any of these issues and could benefit from additional support and assistance in setting personal goals then please reach out to me to schedule an appointment. ***If you are a family member seeking help for a loved one, please contact me so we can discuss how I might be helpful.
Is your life starting to become unmanageable? Do you feel like you need to make a change, but don't know where to even start? Are you struggling with substance abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, or relationship issues. If you or a loved one can relate to any of these issues and could benefit from additional support and assistance in setting personal goals then please reach out to me to schedule an appointment. ***If you are a family member seeking help for a loved one, please contact me so we can discuss how I might be helpful.
(857) 290-4497 View (857) 290-4497
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Ann Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
My mindfulness-based, client centered approach with a focus on strengths, goals, and current needs will aid you in developing coping skills that will allow you to move from problematic emotions and unhealthy habits to healing. I have a non-judgmental, compassionate, supportive, and reflective style. My aim is to help you figure the path that’s right for you to begin the process of change.
My mindfulness-based, client centered approach with a focus on strengths, goals, and current needs will aid you in developing coping skills that will allow you to move from problematic emotions and unhealthy habits to healing. I have a non-judgmental, compassionate, supportive, and reflective style. My aim is to help you figure the path that’s right for you to begin the process of change.
(617) 855-0551 View (617) 855-0551
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Isha Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist for And Still We Rise, LLC, and received my undergraduate degree in intensive psychology from the UC, Santa Cruz, and master’s degree at Boston University, School of Social Work (BUSSW) with trauma specialization. I am also a Liberation Health Model certified clinician, with introductory training in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and body-based work. I strongly believe in using a collaborative therapeutic approach that aims to ‘meet you where you are at,’ and focuses on curiosity, liberation, and healing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist for And Still We Rise, LLC, and received my undergraduate degree in intensive psychology from the UC, Santa Cruz, and master’s degree at Boston University, School of Social Work (BUSSW) with trauma specialization. I am also a Liberation Health Model certified clinician, with introductory training in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and body-based work. I strongly believe in using a collaborative therapeutic approach that aims to ‘meet you where you are at,’ and focuses on curiosity, liberation, and healing.
(617) 915-2835 View (617) 915-2835
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Mariana Rodriguez-Fortier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CEIS
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Thanks for stopping by. I am a bilingual developmental psychologist, a clinical social worker and an avid yogi for nearly twenty years. I hold a BC in psychology from Venezuela, a master degrees in Early Intervention from Northeastern University and a masters in Clinical Social Work from Simmons University. I have worked with children and adults with mental health and developmental challenges in a variety of setting and bring my expertise in the field as well as my deep compassion. I truly love helping others in any capacity. I pull from many different frameworks including EMDR, CBT, DBT, IFS, ACT and mindfulness.
Thanks for stopping by. I am a bilingual developmental psychologist, a clinical social worker and an avid yogi for nearly twenty years. I hold a BC in psychology from Venezuela, a master degrees in Early Intervention from Northeastern University and a masters in Clinical Social Work from Simmons University. I have worked with children and adults with mental health and developmental challenges in a variety of setting and bring my expertise in the field as well as my deep compassion. I truly love helping others in any capacity. I pull from many different frameworks including EMDR, CBT, DBT, IFS, ACT and mindfulness.
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Ari Pehkonen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
I warmly welcome individuals of all identities, genders, and backgrounds without prejudice. I work hard to offer a welcoming space in which you can feel safe to speak freely. I specialize in working with transgender, gender-diverse, queer, and gay folks, and I have specialized training from CHA/Harvard Medical School where I also train and supervise fellow therapists on the unique issues of the LGBTQ+ community.
I warmly welcome individuals of all identities, genders, and backgrounds without prejudice. I work hard to offer a welcoming space in which you can feel safe to speak freely. I specialize in working with transgender, gender-diverse, queer, and gay folks, and I have specialized training from CHA/Harvard Medical School where I also train and supervise fellow therapists on the unique issues of the LGBTQ+ community.
(508) 876-3542 View (508) 876-3542
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Rebecca Lavine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MTS, MSW
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
You deserve help and care. Shame Free ADHD and anxiety groups are starting for the fall. Please go to my website: www.goodchanges.us to learn more. My approach for new clients is targeted. I call it "extended brief treatment." I hope that almost every therapy session addresses your most pertinent needs, so I collaborate with you on how you want to change. I will check in with you regularly to be sure you feel understood, comfortable and safe. You are the expert on yourself. You can do this. I can help.
You deserve help and care. Shame Free ADHD and anxiety groups are starting for the fall. Please go to my website: www.goodchanges.us to learn more. My approach for new clients is targeted. I call it "extended brief treatment." I hope that almost every therapy session addresses your most pertinent needs, so I collaborate with you on how you want to change. I will check in with you regularly to be sure you feel understood, comfortable and safe. You are the expert on yourself. You can do this. I can help.
(857) 254-8309 View (857) 254-8309
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Pam Greenberg
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140
I strive to get to know you in your totality— your strengths as well as your vulnerabilities, your dreams as well as your disappointments. Whether you are an adult seeking counseling for yourself or looking for support for a child or teen, I bring a wealth of experience working with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to behavioral concerns or school resistance. My approach is warm and compassionate, yet focused on helping each client make the changes needed to live a happier, more fulfilled life.
I strive to get to know you in your totality— your strengths as well as your vulnerabilities, your dreams as well as your disappointments. Whether you are an adult seeking counseling for yourself or looking for support for a child or teen, I bring a wealth of experience working with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to behavioral concerns or school resistance. My approach is warm and compassionate, yet focused on helping each client make the changes needed to live a happier, more fulfilled life.
(617) 444-9056 View (617) 444-9056
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Traice Webb-Bradley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! I am Clinical Assessments & Doctoral Programs Manager & Psychotherapist for And Still We Rise. I hold a masters and doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at University of Missouri-Columbia. I provide individual and couples psychotherapy for a range of presenting concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, identify development, grief and loss. I am passionate supporting BIPOC folx facing career issues in corporate spaces.
Now Accepting New Clients! I am Clinical Assessments & Doctoral Programs Manager & Psychotherapist for And Still We Rise. I hold a masters and doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at University of Missouri-Columbia. I provide individual and couples psychotherapy for a range of presenting concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, identify development, grief and loss. I am passionate supporting BIPOC folx facing career issues in corporate spaces.
(617) 841-8134 View (617) 841-8134
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Lisa Citrin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02139
Please note that I am able to provide virtual, HIPAA compliant, live video sessions via zoom as well as phone sessions. Please reach out to see how I can support you as we all adjust to this new way of living. Knowing how or even where to begin the process of self-reflection and growth can feel daunting. A feeling of safety and active engagement are an essential foundation. I believe that feeling seen, heard, and known can open up a space to develop and effect necessary changes in your life. Deep work, exploration, and drawing connections can lead to new ways of thinking, changed feelings, and being able to exist more freely.
Please note that I am able to provide virtual, HIPAA compliant, live video sessions via zoom as well as phone sessions. Please reach out to see how I can support you as we all adjust to this new way of living. Knowing how or even where to begin the process of self-reflection and growth can feel daunting. A feeling of safety and active engagement are an essential foundation. I believe that feeling seen, heard, and known can open up a space to develop and effect necessary changes in your life. Deep work, exploration, and drawing connections can lead to new ways of thinking, changed feelings, and being able to exist more freely.
(857) 342-2965 View (857) 342-2965

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Number of Therapists in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

50+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
78% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Aetna
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Cambridge, 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.