Therapists in Essex County, MA

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Photo of Sheila Marie Tucke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, MA
Sheila Marie Tucke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CAGS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Andover, MA 01810
I have had a private therapy practice in Andover and Westford, Ma. for nearly 30 years. During this time, I have worked with those struggling with a variety of concerns including relationships, parenting, identity, work and careers, depression, anxiety, trauma, school and education, gender, and cultures. Generally, the individuals, couples, and families with whom I work come to my office in some sort of pain or discomfort as they move back and forth between their real and ideal lives.The conversations we have shed light on what is happening and to try to help reduce feelings of pain and distress.
I have had a private therapy practice in Andover and Westford, Ma. for nearly 30 years. During this time, I have worked with those struggling with a variety of concerns including relationships, parenting, identity, work and careers, depression, anxiety, trauma, school and education, gender, and cultures. Generally, the individuals, couples, and families with whom I work come to my office in some sort of pain or discomfort as they move back and forth between their real and ideal lives.The conversations we have shed light on what is happening and to try to help reduce feelings of pain and distress.
(978) 631-4505 View (978) 631-4505
Photo of Susan Britt Therapist Life Coach in Essex County, MA
Susan Britt Therapist Life Coach
MEd
Verified Verified
Rockport, MA 01966
Accepting New Clients. Counseling is an opportunity for you to learn, heal and grow in a comfortable, caring setting. With compassionate support we'll work together to address your specific needs and goals. For over 35 years I've helped adults, couples and families resolve relationship conflicts at home and work; deal with depression, anxiety and loss; achieve life and career goals and accelerate their personal growth. You'll learn new communication skills that can turn conflict into mutual understanding and more fulfilling relationships. I very much look forward to meeting you and working together.
Accepting New Clients. Counseling is an opportunity for you to learn, heal and grow in a comfortable, caring setting. With compassionate support we'll work together to address your specific needs and goals. For over 35 years I've helped adults, couples and families resolve relationship conflicts at home and work; deal with depression, anxiety and loss; achieve life and career goals and accelerate their personal growth. You'll learn new communication skills that can turn conflict into mutual understanding and more fulfilling relationships. I very much look forward to meeting you and working together.
(351) 200-5425 View (351) 200-5425
Photo of Laura Winters Unsworth, Marriage & Family Therapist in Essex County, MA
Laura Winters Unsworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, MA 01936
Laura Unsworth is a skilled child, adult, and couples therapist, an expert in attachment and body-focused treatment modalities, and someone who can help you develop the skills and self-compassion needed to embrace a life narrative focused on strength and resilience. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with advanced training in evidenced-based therapies that include Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also has growing experience with one of our key modalities at 1A Wellness, Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Laura Unsworth is a skilled child, adult, and couples therapist, an expert in attachment and body-focused treatment modalities, and someone who can help you develop the skills and self-compassion needed to embrace a life narrative focused on strength and resilience. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with advanced training in evidenced-based therapies that include Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also has growing experience with one of our key modalities at 1A Wellness, Internal Family Systems (IFS).
(903) 300-2738 x14 View (903) 300-2738 x14
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Stephanie Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Beverly, MA 01915  (Online Only)
Stephanie creates a compassionate and nonjudgmental space for her clients to participate in the therapeutic process. As a clinician, she draws from a blend of therapeutic approaches such as narrative, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness based therapies. Stephanie believes that cultivating present-moment awareness helps individuals develop a deeper understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Stephanie creates a compassionate and nonjudgmental space for her clients to participate in the therapeutic process. As a clinician, she draws from a blend of therapeutic approaches such as narrative, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness based therapies. Stephanie believes that cultivating present-moment awareness helps individuals develop a deeper understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(508) 466-6992 View (508) 466-6992
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Nova Initia Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, LISCW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Haverhill, MA 01832
Nova Initia is a collaborative group of therapists with a common goal, to help our clients improve their lives and to grow as individuals. This allows for a unified approach to treatment that focuses on the needs of the client, whether that client is an individual, couple or family. Additionally, our clinicians work closely together to offer our clients a robust supportive environment that understands that while we are all responsible for our own lives and choices, we are also affected by the choices of others.
Nova Initia is a collaborative group of therapists with a common goal, to help our clients improve their lives and to grow as individuals. This allows for a unified approach to treatment that focuses on the needs of the client, whether that client is an individual, couple or family. Additionally, our clinicians work closely together to offer our clients a robust supportive environment that understands that while we are all responsible for our own lives and choices, we are also affected by the choices of others.
(978) 241-4908 View (978) 241-4908
Photo of Julie Bernstein, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, MA
Julie Bernstein, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
North Andover, MA 01845
Waitlist for new clients
Many people come to therapy with specific goals, while others are looking for support and compassionate understanding about life's challenges and a desire to make a change. Whatever you are hoping to explore, I will work with you to help identify your goals and support your personal growth. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adults and families using a strengths-based model to improve their life circumstances. I have psycho-dynamic training and use a variety of treatment modalities, (CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative therapy) to help understand and teach practical coping strategies for you to use in everyday life.
Many people come to therapy with specific goals, while others are looking for support and compassionate understanding about life's challenges and a desire to make a change. Whatever you are hoping to explore, I will work with you to help identify your goals and support your personal growth. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adults and families using a strengths-based model to improve their life circumstances. I have psycho-dynamic training and use a variety of treatment modalities, (CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative therapy) to help understand and teach practical coping strategies for you to use in everyday life.
(351) 200-8723 View (351) 200-8723
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Rosanna Martinez
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Andover, MA 01845
We are living in times where it's hard to feel grounded and secure. The world keeps changing, and most of the time we don't know what is real. This causes most of us to feel anxious and fearful of the world. These are the moments where we must seek shelter in ourselves. To look within to find that feeling of safety and comfort. But that's easier said that done, right? I can help. If you are someone who is willing to look inside, to take back control of your world, to gain insight, and feel empowered in yourself, then I would like to be part of your journey.
We are living in times where it's hard to feel grounded and secure. The world keeps changing, and most of the time we don't know what is real. This causes most of us to feel anxious and fearful of the world. These are the moments where we must seek shelter in ourselves. To look within to find that feeling of safety and comfort. But that's easier said that done, right? I can help. If you are someone who is willing to look inside, to take back control of your world, to gain insight, and feel empowered in yourself, then I would like to be part of your journey.
(978) 577-2320 View (978) 577-2320
Photo of Alliance Lifetime Mental Health in Essex County, MA
Alliance Lifetime Mental Health
Verified Verified
North Andover, MA 01845
Alliance Lifetime Mental Health is an outpatient mental health clinic with locations in Lawrence, MA and Bedford, NH. We provide services for children, adolescents and adults seeking mental health services and support. We are committed to delivering quality services to the communities we serve. We offer counseling and medication management services with appointments offered both in office and via telehealth. Spanish speaking counselors are available!
Alliance Lifetime Mental Health is an outpatient mental health clinic with locations in Lawrence, MA and Bedford, NH. We provide services for children, adolescents and adults seeking mental health services and support. We are committed to delivering quality services to the communities we serve. We offer counseling and medication management services with appointments offered both in office and via telehealth. Spanish speaking counselors are available!
(978) 391-2470 View (978) 391-2470
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Mercy Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, MA 01982  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Lisa. Thank you so much for visiting this page, glad you are here. Difficulty and pain are part of the symphony of life; sometimes they can seem to to be the loudest notes, drowning out inherent beauty. Are you struggling to keep going when life feels overwhelming and too much? Therapy can provide you another listener to help manage the pain and someone to walk with you through this very season. As a master's level clinician experienced in working with women's issues and college students, we can make progress. I bring empathy and encouragement to our sessions
Welcome! My name is Lisa. Thank you so much for visiting this page, glad you are here. Difficulty and pain are part of the symphony of life; sometimes they can seem to to be the loudest notes, drowning out inherent beauty. Are you struggling to keep going when life feels overwhelming and too much? Therapy can provide you another listener to help manage the pain and someone to walk with you through this very season. As a master's level clinician experienced in working with women's issues and college students, we can make progress. I bring empathy and encouragement to our sessions
(978) 440-1906 View (978) 440-1906
Photo of Maddie Lesiczka, Counselor in Essex County, MA
Maddie Lesiczka
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Salem, MA 01970  (Online Only)
The past few years have been challenging in many ways, adding new stressors to our already complex lives. It is easy to feel alone and overwhelmed. As your therapist I welcome the opportunity to offer you support and skills to assist you during these trying times. My approach includes meeting clients where they're at. This means that I empower clients to choose topics and set the pace of sessions without coming in with my own agenda. Working collaboratively, we will identify treatment goals and I will utilize interventions that are supported by research and tailored to your unique needs, neurotype and circumstances.
The past few years have been challenging in many ways, adding new stressors to our already complex lives. It is easy to feel alone and overwhelmed. As your therapist I welcome the opportunity to offer you support and skills to assist you during these trying times. My approach includes meeting clients where they're at. This means that I empower clients to choose topics and set the pace of sessions without coming in with my own agenda. Working collaboratively, we will identify treatment goals and I will utilize interventions that are supported by research and tailored to your unique needs, neurotype and circumstances.
(978) 391-2792 View (978) 391-2792
Photo of Andrea V Schroll, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, MA
Andrea V Schroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleton, MA 01949
You're smart and ambitious, but things in your life aren't going as well as you hoped. If you're searching for new possibilities to get the most out of life and you're ready to do what it takes to have the life you've always wanted, I'm happy you're here! With over a decade of experience, I specialize in working with women and professionals battling anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My approaches are tailored to your unique needs, and together, we'll develop the best plan for you to reach your desired outcomes.
You're smart and ambitious, but things in your life aren't going as well as you hoped. If you're searching for new possibilities to get the most out of life and you're ready to do what it takes to have the life you've always wanted, I'm happy you're here! With over a decade of experience, I specialize in working with women and professionals battling anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My approaches are tailored to your unique needs, and together, we'll develop the best plan for you to reach your desired outcomes.
(781) 218-3759 View (781) 218-3759
Photo of Cassidy Erin LaPointe, Counselor in Essex County, MA
Cassidy Erin LaPointe
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly, MA 01915
Waitlist for new clients
I prefer to work with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, and complex trauma. I enjoy working with engaged individuals who are dedicated to bettering their mental health in any shape or form within their capability. I love it when clients present their authentic selves and delve deep into the therapeutic process with me. I understand the intricate making of one's life and experiences, and so, it is a beautiful thing to me when clients allow themselves to open up and be honest about the really hard parts of life.
I prefer to work with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, and complex trauma. I enjoy working with engaged individuals who are dedicated to bettering their mental health in any shape or form within their capability. I love it when clients present their authentic selves and delve deep into the therapeutic process with me. I understand the intricate making of one's life and experiences, and so, it is a beautiful thing to me when clients allow themselves to open up and be honest about the really hard parts of life.
(978) 404-5640 View (978) 404-5640
Photo of Pamela Devaney, Psychologist in Essex County, MA
Pamela Devaney
Psychologist, Looking, for, a, c
Verified Verified
Andover, MA 01810
Life is not easy. Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances we never anticipated. Sometimes things fall apart. Sometimes we can't see the path ahead and we may feel we've lost our way. Unresolved past traumas or recent traumatic events may rob us of our peace and hope. Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, habits that overtake us, chronic pain and phase of life issues may arise unexpectedly to hinder our progress towards our life goals.
Life is not easy. Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances we never anticipated. Sometimes things fall apart. Sometimes we can't see the path ahead and we may feel we've lost our way. Unresolved past traumas or recent traumatic events may rob us of our peace and hope. Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, habits that overtake us, chronic pain and phase of life issues may arise unexpectedly to hinder our progress towards our life goals.
(978) 675-3147 View (978) 675-3147
Photo of Darien Santana, Counselor in Essex County, MA
Darien Santana
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Methuen, MA 01844
NEW: 8 Week Emotion Regulation Skills Group Available - Why be imperfectly tuned? Because we need to learn to let go of the idea of being perfect and become truly grounded in ourselves. Many of us are carrying hurts that hinder us emotionally and/or physically. The hurt can manifest in many forms such as anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, grief or loss.
NEW: 8 Week Emotion Regulation Skills Group Available - Why be imperfectly tuned? Because we need to learn to let go of the idea of being perfect and become truly grounded in ourselves. Many of us are carrying hurts that hinder us emotionally and/or physically. The hurt can manifest in many forms such as anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, grief or loss.
(978) 644-7941 View (978) 644-7941
Photo of Patricia J Stewart, Counselor in Essex County, MA
Patricia J Stewart
Counselor, LMHC, CEO
Verified Verified
Beverly, MA 01915  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe it's more important than ever to have support to think things through. Together, we will see what there is to learn about you. With a fresh look, new self awareness can bring perspective, real self-esteem, confidence and relational resilience. In this world we live in with it's ongoing challenges, I think this is a must for all of us to live our best lives! I have 30 years of experience as a senior clinician with a non-judgmental stance. You can count on me to be compassionate, honest and respectful... I love what I do! Any questions? Please ask.
I believe it's more important than ever to have support to think things through. Together, we will see what there is to learn about you. With a fresh look, new self awareness can bring perspective, real self-esteem, confidence and relational resilience. In this world we live in with it's ongoing challenges, I think this is a must for all of us to live our best lives! I have 30 years of experience as a senior clinician with a non-judgmental stance. You can count on me to be compassionate, honest and respectful... I love what I do! Any questions? Please ask.
(978) 913-8988 View (978) 913-8988
Photo of Matthew G. Doyle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, MA
Matthew G. Doyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Rowley, MA 01969
Castle Hill Counseling & Consulting, Inc. (CHCC) was founded in December of 2015. While drawing from my undergraduate education at Boston College, subsequent graduate program at Simmons College, and 20+ years of experience in the mental health and education field, I founded CHCC with the vision to deliver the highest quality service to children in the home, school environments, and to the larger systems supporting families through professional development, specialized trainings, and consultation. We have developed speciality areas of practice; including school refusal and avoidance, trauma, and educational program development.
Castle Hill Counseling & Consulting, Inc. (CHCC) was founded in December of 2015. While drawing from my undergraduate education at Boston College, subsequent graduate program at Simmons College, and 20+ years of experience in the mental health and education field, I founded CHCC with the vision to deliver the highest quality service to children in the home, school environments, and to the larger systems supporting families through professional development, specialized trainings, and consultation. We have developed speciality areas of practice; including school refusal and avoidance, trauma, and educational program development.
(978) 578-9616 View (978) 578-9616
Photo of Larissa Dias, Counselor in Essex County, MA
Larissa Dias
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Andover, MA 01845
Larissa enjoys working with clients who are ready and committed to change. Larissa works well with those who struggle with a variety of mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship/family stressors, addiction, and trauma. Larissa enjoys working with clients who are ready to get out of their comfort zones, who are willing to have an open mind, incorporate new techniques, and be challenged.
Larissa enjoys working with clients who are ready and committed to change. Larissa works well with those who struggle with a variety of mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship/family stressors, addiction, and trauma. Larissa enjoys working with clients who are ready to get out of their comfort zones, who are willing to have an open mind, incorporate new techniques, and be challenged.
(508) 501-7692 View (508) 501-7692
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Maura Pilotte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Salem, MA 01970
I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, navigating relationships, and life transitions. I enjoy working with clients who need emotional support and are motivated for change. My theoretical approach is Cognitive-behavioral and I work to develop skills based on dialectical behavior therapy and CBT. I specialize in adolescents experiencing anxiety and depression. I utilize both behavioral and interpersonal approaches to therapy, but a strength-based approach guides the treatment.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, navigating relationships, and life transitions. I enjoy working with clients who need emotional support and are motivated for change. My theoretical approach is Cognitive-behavioral and I work to develop skills based on dialectical behavior therapy and CBT. I specialize in adolescents experiencing anxiety and depression. I utilize both behavioral and interpersonal approaches to therapy, but a strength-based approach guides the treatment.
(978) 541-4945 View (978) 541-4945
Photo of Seascape Therapeutic Counseling & Consulting, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, MA
Seascape Therapeutic Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Byfield, MA 01922
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Mahatma Gandhi. As a clinician, I have 23+ years of experience working with children/adolescents and adults. I help them cope with acute crisis such as suicide, cancer, death of a loved one, sexual assault, domestic violence and bullying. I specialize in crisis, trauma, and traumatic grief-specific to child-loss & bereavement, which often leads to PTSD symptoms/depression/anxiety often decreasing a persons quality of life. My goal is to create a sense of safety, hope and worth in an individuals worldview.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Mahatma Gandhi. As a clinician, I have 23+ years of experience working with children/adolescents and adults. I help them cope with acute crisis such as suicide, cancer, death of a loved one, sexual assault, domestic violence and bullying. I specialize in crisis, trauma, and traumatic grief-specific to child-loss & bereavement, which often leads to PTSD symptoms/depression/anxiety often decreasing a persons quality of life. My goal is to create a sense of safety, hope and worth in an individuals worldview.
(978) 705-6022 View (978) 705-6022
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Markus (Marco) D Brucher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Byfield, MA 01922  (Online Only)
My guiding principle as a therapist is that we are put on this Earth to fully enjoy and participate in life. I have several years experience working as a social worker and educator in several different capacities and contexts. My practice focuses on how family of origin paradigms as well as other life experiences, can keep us from reaching our full potential in life and how becoming aware of these can free us to become more fulfilled human beings.
My guiding principle as a therapist is that we are put on this Earth to fully enjoy and participate in life. I have several years experience working as a social worker and educator in several different capacities and contexts. My practice focuses on how family of origin paradigms as well as other life experiences, can keep us from reaching our full potential in life and how becoming aware of these can free us to become more fulfilled human beings.
(351) 444-5524 View (351) 444-5524

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Number of Therapists in Essex County, MA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Essex County, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Optum

How Therapists in Essex County, MA see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Essex County?

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.