Therapists in East Longmeadow, MA

Photo of Tools for Success Counseling, Mental Health Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Tools for Success Counseling
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Tools For Success Counseling is committed to providing professional clinical treatment that addresses the social, emotional and behavioral needs of children, adults, and families in crisis. We work collaboratively with individuals served to help them advance toward improving the personal strengths and communication skills necessary for maintaining healthier more productive lives. Through conversation, we will explore your life situations, concerns, worries, hopes, and desires in a way unique to that which you have experienced previously
Tools For Success Counseling is committed to providing professional clinical treatment that addresses the social, emotional and behavioral needs of children, adults, and families in crisis. We work collaboratively with individuals served to help them advance toward improving the personal strengths and communication skills necessary for maintaining healthier more productive lives. Through conversation, we will explore your life situations, concerns, worries, hopes, and desires in a way unique to that which you have experienced previously
(413) 276-4840 View (413) 276-4840
Photo of Simone Phillips, Psychologist in East Longmeadow, MA
Simone Phillips
Psychologist, MEd, CAGS, EdD, LMHC, LEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
My background is in special education. I have been working with children, adolescents, and families as a school psychologist since 2004, and in private practice since 2014. I specialize in working with children and adolescents (10-16), and young adults (18-25) and treat adjustment disorders that are associated with low academic achievement and school stress (i.e., social anxiety, depression/low self-esteem, ADHD, executive dysfunction, learning disabilities, etc.). I have available hours between 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm on Tues., Weds., and Thurs. Call me for a personal consultation!
My background is in special education. I have been working with children, adolescents, and families as a school psychologist since 2004, and in private practice since 2014. I specialize in working with children and adolescents (10-16), and young adults (18-25) and treat adjustment disorders that are associated with low academic achievement and school stress (i.e., social anxiety, depression/low self-esteem, ADHD, executive dysfunction, learning disabilities, etc.). I have available hours between 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm on Tues., Weds., and Thurs. Call me for a personal consultation!
(413) 418-3231 View (413) 418-3231
Photo of Kiriaki (Kiki) Kakoulidis, Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Kiriaki (Kiki) Kakoulidis
Counselor, LMHC, MEd, JD
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
We are all works in progress and we all have problems. Sometimes we need a little help with those problems. I'm here to help. View me as a kind of midwife who will assist you to give birth to a new version of yourself....a happier, more content version. Together, we will work to identify negative patterns that may be holding you back, or making you go round and round in behaviors that don't serve you well. We'll examine self-image, explore whether you recognize your gifts/assets as readily as you do your mistakes/shortcomings. We'll add some coping and self-care skills to your toolbox, and seek solutions
We are all works in progress and we all have problems. Sometimes we need a little help with those problems. I'm here to help. View me as a kind of midwife who will assist you to give birth to a new version of yourself....a happier, more content version. Together, we will work to identify negative patterns that may be holding you back, or making you go round and round in behaviors that don't serve you well. We'll examine self-image, explore whether you recognize your gifts/assets as readily as you do your mistakes/shortcomings. We'll add some coping and self-care skills to your toolbox, and seek solutions
(413) 216-6021 View (413) 216-6021
Photo of The Women's Center for Healing, Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
The Women's Center for Healing
Counselor
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We honor the courage it takes to reach out for support. If you've found yourself here, it means you've taken the first step toward achieving the peace and healing you deserve. We are a small center with a big heart, committed to helping clients find freedom from overwhelming anxiety and depression, grief and loss, co-dependency, and the long-term effects of trauma and destructive patterns. We hold space that honors each individual, drawing upon your strengths and tapping into the deep wells of insight and knowing that already exist within you.
We honor the courage it takes to reach out for support. If you've found yourself here, it means you've taken the first step toward achieving the peace and healing you deserve. We are a small center with a big heart, committed to helping clients find freedom from overwhelming anxiety and depression, grief and loss, co-dependency, and the long-term effects of trauma and destructive patterns. We hold space that honors each individual, drawing upon your strengths and tapping into the deep wells of insight and knowing that already exist within you.
(413) 216-9921 View (413) 216-9921
Photo of Jose Lugo-Estrada, Psychologist in East Longmeadow, MA
Jose Lugo-Estrada
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (Online Only)
I believe change is hard for everyone and I aim to work with you to support you to make the changes you seek in your life. I have immediate openings for telehealth sessions as of: 03/21/2024. I strongly believe your background, belief system, and life experience are important and as your therapist, it is my job to listen without judgment and seek to understand your ideas, opinions, problems, and challenges. I am an empathetic listener and plan to push you to to obtain your personal goals so you can live a life you're excited to wake up to in the morning!
I believe change is hard for everyone and I aim to work with you to support you to make the changes you seek in your life. I have immediate openings for telehealth sessions as of: 03/21/2024. I strongly believe your background, belief system, and life experience are important and as your therapist, it is my job to listen without judgment and seek to understand your ideas, opinions, problems, and challenges. I am an empathetic listener and plan to push you to to obtain your personal goals so you can live a life you're excited to wake up to in the morning!
(413) 216-4460 View (413) 216-4460
Photo of Mary F Albert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Longmeadow, MA
Mary F Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Not accepting new clients
Managing everything in our lives can be challenging and difficult. Developing a trusting, supportive relationship to face these challenges can result in increased feelings of empowerment and restore a positive balance in your life. I work with adults of all ages who are experiencing anxiety, increased stress and depression. I specialize in areas of loss, PTSD, relationship issues and grief. My approach is utilizing a strength-based model and engaging in a collaborative relationship with my clients.
Managing everything in our lives can be challenging and difficult. Developing a trusting, supportive relationship to face these challenges can result in increased feelings of empowerment and restore a positive balance in your life. I work with adults of all ages who are experiencing anxiety, increased stress and depression. I specialize in areas of loss, PTSD, relationship issues and grief. My approach is utilizing a strength-based model and engaging in a collaborative relationship with my clients.
(413) 338-8764 View (413) 338-8764
Photo of Nicole Rodriguez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Longmeadow, MA
Nicole Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (Online Only)
Does your family need help navigating relationships? Many people face challenges that affect numerous areas of their life such as the way they think, feel, and act. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in a therapeutic environment to help them overcome their obstacles using strength-based and client-centered techniques while emphasizing a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach. I believe that by working together with clients they gain coping skills/insight and learn how to foster healthy and happy relationships where they can be successful in reaching their goals
Does your family need help navigating relationships? Many people face challenges that affect numerous areas of their life such as the way they think, feel, and act. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in a therapeutic environment to help them overcome their obstacles using strength-based and client-centered techniques while emphasizing a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach. I believe that by working together with clients they gain coping skills/insight and learn how to foster healthy and happy relationships where they can be successful in reaching their goals
(413) 223-6679 View (413) 223-6679
Photo of Maria Michelakis Cintron, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Maria Michelakis Cintron
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
I am currently not accepting new clients at this time. Are you tired of struggling with the same issues year after year and looking to heal? Have you recently been through a traumatic event that has left you feeling lost and alone? Whether you are struggling at work, in your marriage, relationships, or looking for personal growth, I can help support you on your journey.
I am currently not accepting new clients at this time. Are you tired of struggling with the same issues year after year and looking to heal? Have you recently been through a traumatic event that has left you feeling lost and alone? Whether you are struggling at work, in your marriage, relationships, or looking for personal growth, I can help support you on your journey.
(413) 298-6756 View (413) 298-6756
Photo of Mary Crowley, Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Mary Crowley
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
I am currently accepting new patients. I believe that asking for help can be difficult and that coming to therapy is not always an easy thing to do. I try to always keep this in mind and to meet people where they are at. I work within a collaborative framework to help each person(s) connect to their own strengths and to use these strengths to begin building healthy change in their lives. Therapy is a way to gain better insight into your feelings, thoughts, and experiences. Please call or email for a session. Thank you.
I am currently accepting new patients. I believe that asking for help can be difficult and that coming to therapy is not always an easy thing to do. I try to always keep this in mind and to meet people where they are at. I work within a collaborative framework to help each person(s) connect to their own strengths and to use these strengths to begin building healthy change in their lives. Therapy is a way to gain better insight into your feelings, thoughts, and experiences. Please call or email for a session. Thank you.
(413) 216-2238 View (413) 216-2238
Photo of Elissa Noonan, LMHC (Co-Owner, 413Therapy Group), Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Elissa Noonan, LMHC (Co-Owner, 413Therapy Group)
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (Online Only)
Updated 01/26/2024: We have CURRENT telehealth (video) openings for clients located anywhere in Massachusetts and Connecticut! I believe that change is hard, for both adults and children alike, and aim to work with you to not only applaud your choice, but support and push you to make the changes you seek in your life. I believe everyone has their own definition of success and want to help you strive to reach your goals. I am an empathic listener and help you work towards identifying areas of focus, obtaining your individual goals, striving, working and pushing yourself to be better in your own way.
Updated 01/26/2024: We have CURRENT telehealth (video) openings for clients located anywhere in Massachusetts and Connecticut! I believe that change is hard, for both adults and children alike, and aim to work with you to not only applaud your choice, but support and push you to make the changes you seek in your life. I believe everyone has their own definition of success and want to help you strive to reach your goals. I am an empathic listener and help you work towards identifying areas of focus, obtaining your individual goals, striving, working and pushing yourself to be better in your own way.
(413) 259-0609 View (413) 259-0609
Photo of Lou Ann Grimes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Longmeadow, MA
Lou Ann Grimes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Hi! My hope as a therapist is to provide a safe, warm accepting environment where you will feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts and feelings. I feel the most important part of therapy is the trust formed between therapist and client that allows client to feel comfortable addressing their issues. I believe therapy is a collaborative process where we work together to help you to increase your ability to use your inner strengths to improve the quality of your life.
Hi! My hope as a therapist is to provide a safe, warm accepting environment where you will feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts and feelings. I feel the most important part of therapy is the trust formed between therapist and client that allows client to feel comfortable addressing their issues. I believe therapy is a collaborative process where we work together to help you to increase your ability to use your inner strengths to improve the quality of your life.
(413) 300-2063 View (413) 300-2063
Photo of Jennifer Daley, Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Jennifer Daley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Not accepting new clients
I worked as a therapist for a local community mental health agency for 4 years, where I developed a specialty in working with adults, particularly around anxiety, depression, boundaries, and self esteem issues. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore feelings, decrease conflict, and work toward an individual's goals. My hope is that we can develop a relationship that feels comfortable and supportive. It is my belief that you are the expert on you, and that by working together, we can explore your strengths and skills.
I worked as a therapist for a local community mental health agency for 4 years, where I developed a specialty in working with adults, particularly around anxiety, depression, boundaries, and self esteem issues. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore feelings, decrease conflict, and work toward an individual's goals. My hope is that we can develop a relationship that feels comfortable and supportive. It is my belief that you are the expert on you, and that by working together, we can explore your strengths and skills.
(413) 343-4020 View (413) 343-4020
Photo of Karter K. Grant, Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Karter K. Grant
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
New Beginnings Await in January! As we approach the start of a brand new year, I'm excited to announce that our counseling services will be welcoming new individuals and couples in January! Whether you're seeking support for personal growth, relationship challenges, or navigating life's transitions, our doors are open to help you on your journey. Our team of compassionate and experienced therapists is here to provide you with personalized care, tailored to your unique needs. New beginnings await in January 2024!
New Beginnings Await in January! As we approach the start of a brand new year, I'm excited to announce that our counseling services will be welcoming new individuals and couples in January! Whether you're seeking support for personal growth, relationship challenges, or navigating life's transitions, our doors are open to help you on your journey. Our team of compassionate and experienced therapists is here to provide you with personalized care, tailored to your unique needs. New beginnings await in January 2024!
(413) 342-1756 View (413) 342-1756
Photo of The Warming Tree, Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
The Warming Tree
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CPT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (Online Only)
Are you seeking contentment in life, struggling with focus or motivation? I am here to assist. By shifting your attention you can cultivate meaningful connections, overcome self-esteem and intimacy hurdles, and channel energy towards your priorities. My approach is compassionate, meeting you where you stand. I offer insightful guidance for your specific needs. I am here to be your trusted companion through life's ups and downs! Find more information on Pamelah's website, TheWarmingTree.com. Explore CBT, Mindfulness Practices, Expressive Therapies, Transitional Work, Relationship Repair, and Self-Worth Enhancement!
Are you seeking contentment in life, struggling with focus or motivation? I am here to assist. By shifting your attention you can cultivate meaningful connections, overcome self-esteem and intimacy hurdles, and channel energy towards your priorities. My approach is compassionate, meeting you where you stand. I offer insightful guidance for your specific needs. I am here to be your trusted companion through life's ups and downs! Find more information on Pamelah's website, TheWarmingTree.com. Explore CBT, Mindfulness Practices, Expressive Therapies, Transitional Work, Relationship Repair, and Self-Worth Enhancement!
(413) 655-1814 View (413) 655-1814
Photo of Marisa Jolicoeur, Pre-Licensed Professional in East Longmeadow, MA
Marisa Jolicoeur
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (Online Only)
Your individual definition of success matters, and I aim to support you in pursuing and achieving your goals. I believe change is hard for everyone and my commitment is to collaborate with you, offering unwavering support as you embark on your healing journey. As a compassionate listener, my role is to empower you on your journey, creating an environment where you can strive to work and push yourself toward becoming the best version of yourself.
Your individual definition of success matters, and I aim to support you in pursuing and achieving your goals. I believe change is hard for everyone and my commitment is to collaborate with you, offering unwavering support as you embark on your healing journey. As a compassionate listener, my role is to empower you on your journey, creating an environment where you can strive to work and push yourself toward becoming the best version of yourself.
(413) 252-8650 View (413) 252-8650
Photo of Wendy Lara, Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Wendy Lara
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients.- - - Attending therapy is one of the biggest acts of self-care and self-love you can give to yourself. My practice is a space for respect, acceptance, hope, and growth; I focus on each client's independent goals, understanding their own process and challenges, and working on a collaborative dynamic to meet attainable and realistic goals. I am a Bilingual licensed mental health counselor, with more than 12 years of experience as a psychotherapist.
Not accepting new clients.- - - Attending therapy is one of the biggest acts of self-care and self-love you can give to yourself. My practice is a space for respect, acceptance, hope, and growth; I focus on each client's independent goals, understanding their own process and challenges, and working on a collaborative dynamic to meet attainable and realistic goals. I am a Bilingual licensed mental health counselor, with more than 12 years of experience as a psychotherapist.
(413) 213-3541 View (413) 213-3541
Photo of Stephanie LaBelle Taylor, LMHC, LPC, CCTP-II, Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Stephanie LaBelle Taylor, LMHC, LPC, CCTP-II
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (Online Only)
My practice is Telehealth only- taking new clients limitedly for individual counseling and EMDR. I am not accepting adjunct referrals at this time. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, survivors of narcissistic abuse, depression, anxiety, and other presenting issues. I strive to assist clients develop a stronger and healthier sense of self and find a sense of empowerment in their lives. Using a variety of therapeutic modalities, I aim to help each person improve overall stability, happiness, and life satisfaction.
My practice is Telehealth only- taking new clients limitedly for individual counseling and EMDR. I am not accepting adjunct referrals at this time. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, survivors of narcissistic abuse, depression, anxiety, and other presenting issues. I strive to assist clients develop a stronger and healthier sense of self and find a sense of empowerment in their lives. Using a variety of therapeutic modalities, I aim to help each person improve overall stability, happiness, and life satisfaction.
(413) 344-2090 View (413) 344-2090
Photo of Greater Springfield Counseling, PC , Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Greater Springfield Counseling, PC
Counselor
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Individuals who seek help are incredibly courageous, and I am grateful to be a small piece of their journey along the way. My approach uses various modalities that are both, structured, and unstructured, depending on the needs of those I'm serving. Everyone deserves to have an opportunity to feel relief, joy, grounding, and security. This looks different for all, and I'm happy to adapt as needed while supporting in reaching the ultimate goals outlined. I offer the most experience with individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, bipolar symptoms, relationship issues, ADHD, and addiction.
Individuals who seek help are incredibly courageous, and I am grateful to be a small piece of their journey along the way. My approach uses various modalities that are both, structured, and unstructured, depending on the needs of those I'm serving. Everyone deserves to have an opportunity to feel relief, joy, grounding, and security. This looks different for all, and I'm happy to adapt as needed while supporting in reaching the ultimate goals outlined. I offer the most experience with individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, bipolar symptoms, relationship issues, ADHD, and addiction.
(413) 384-5538 x139 View (413) 384-5538 x139
Photo of Carol M. Ouellette, Counselor in East Longmeadow, MA
Carol M. Ouellette
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CCTP-II, CGP
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Not accepting new clients
To those who stopped to read my profile, thank you for taking the time to consider if I am a good match for your needs. My first therapeutic action is to be sure you feel safe and comfortable in therapy. I want you to feel empowered as a consumer; if for any reason we are not a good match, I will support your transition to the therapist who is a better fit. While my primary focus is compassionate care for those who have experienced childhood (complex) trauma, grief, and loss, I also work with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and anger. I also specialize in serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals fluent in ASL.
To those who stopped to read my profile, thank you for taking the time to consider if I am a good match for your needs. My first therapeutic action is to be sure you feel safe and comfortable in therapy. I want you to feel empowered as a consumer; if for any reason we are not a good match, I will support your transition to the therapist who is a better fit. While my primary focus is compassionate care for those who have experienced childhood (complex) trauma, grief, and loss, I also work with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and anger. I also specialize in serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals fluent in ASL.
(413) 216-2444 View (413) 216-2444
Photo of 413Therapy Group, Inc. (Amy Neumann, Co-Owner), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Longmeadow, MA
413Therapy Group, Inc. (Amy Neumann, Co-Owner)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW:, MA, LCSW:, CT, FL, TX
Verified Verified
East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (Online Only)
Updated 01/26/2024: We have CURRENT telehealth (video) openings for clients located in MA and CT, and limited in NY, TX, and FL. School, work, family, relationships, LIFE...they can all be stressful, overwhelming and seemingly unmanageable sometimes. Going to therapy for the first time, or starting over again with a new therapist can be intimidating. Combining your expertise (you are always the expert on you) and ours, we will work to overcome barriers to happiness.
Updated 01/26/2024: We have CURRENT telehealth (video) openings for clients located in MA and CT, and limited in NY, TX, and FL. School, work, family, relationships, LIFE...they can all be stressful, overwhelming and seemingly unmanageable sometimes. Going to therapy for the first time, or starting over again with a new therapist can be intimidating. Combining your expertise (you are always the expert on you) and ours, we will work to overcome barriers to happiness.
(413) 241-8859 View (413) 241-8859

See more therapy options for East Longmeadow

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in East Longmeadow, MA

80+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in East Longmeadow, MA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
66% Optum

How Therapists in East Longmeadow, MA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
8% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Longmeadow?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.