Therapists in Halifax, MA

Photo of Lauren Littlefield, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Halifax, MA
Lauren Littlefield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Halifax, MA 02338
Not accepting new clients
Mental health is a big deal. For injuries or illness, like a broken bone or the flu, we don’t think twice about visiting our doctor for treatment. But often times, mental well-being gets pushed aside, saying “It’s not a big deal” or “I can handle this myself.” If it is bothering you, then it is a big deal. I can offer you an honest approach to changing your ways of thinking and behaviors to help you conquer and cope with important issues such as anxiety, depression, family problems, child and adolescent behavioral issues, and many more to help you feel whole again, to find your calm again, and to help build your confidence again.
Mental health is a big deal. For injuries or illness, like a broken bone or the flu, we don’t think twice about visiting our doctor for treatment. But often times, mental well-being gets pushed aside, saying “It’s not a big deal” or “I can handle this myself.” If it is bothering you, then it is a big deal. I can offer you an honest approach to changing your ways of thinking and behaviors to help you conquer and cope with important issues such as anxiety, depression, family problems, child and adolescent behavioral issues, and many more to help you feel whole again, to find your calm again, and to help build your confidence again.
(508) 591-0530 View (508) 591-0530
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Lori Hoyt
Counselor, MS , MFT, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, MA 02338
Not accepting new clients
I have assisted many clients in gaining insight into the issues that they are struggling with and healthier options that work for them. No client is the same as the next. We are all unique and take different paths in life and deserve a space to be heard. Clients struggle to connect with emotions, processing and regulating their emotions and struggle with finding positive solutions. Sometimes in life we don't know exactly what we want or which way to turn. I give my clients the space to learn about themselves and grow. I am compassionate, attentive and work with my clients to find the positive attributes in their lives.
I have assisted many clients in gaining insight into the issues that they are struggling with and healthier options that work for them. No client is the same as the next. We are all unique and take different paths in life and deserve a space to be heard. Clients struggle to connect with emotions, processing and regulating their emotions and struggle with finding positive solutions. Sometimes in life we don't know exactly what we want or which way to turn. I give my clients the space to learn about themselves and grow. I am compassionate, attentive and work with my clients to find the positive attributes in their lives.
(774) 224-8464 View (774) 224-8464
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Sarah Marie Dionne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BFA, MSW, LICSW, CYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, MA 02338
Waitlist for new clients
I now offer EMDR, go to my website to learn more about this powerful therapy. The center of my practice is compassion for ourselves, for our messy lives, for our mistakes and challenges. While my specialty is women's issues, I also focus my work on relieving anxiety, living with grief and illness, and riding the waves of bipolar disorder, successfully living with our challenges, no longer allowing them to define us. Instead, we can take control of our minds and our lives to live freely and peacefully. I am also a spiritual guide and support healing around spiritual trauma and loss.
I now offer EMDR, go to my website to learn more about this powerful therapy. The center of my practice is compassion for ourselves, for our messy lives, for our mistakes and challenges. While my specialty is women's issues, I also focus my work on relieving anxiety, living with grief and illness, and riding the waves of bipolar disorder, successfully living with our challenges, no longer allowing them to define us. Instead, we can take control of our minds and our lives to live freely and peacefully. I am also a spiritual guide and support healing around spiritual trauma and loss.
(781) 561-7429 View (781) 561-7429
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Christopher John Bean
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Halifax, MA 02338
I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC). I graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a focus on family and marriage therapy, bringing over thirteen (13) years of valuable experience to my practice. Emphasizing a strengths-based approach, I aim to guide individuals, couples, and families through life's challenges. My specialization lies in addressing Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and various emotional and mental health diagnoses. My dedication is grounded in the depth of my diverse background, assuring a comprehensive therapeutic experience for a range of needs.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC). I graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a focus on family and marriage therapy, bringing over thirteen (13) years of valuable experience to my practice. Emphasizing a strengths-based approach, I aim to guide individuals, couples, and families through life's challenges. My specialization lies in addressing Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and various emotional and mental health diagnoses. My dedication is grounded in the depth of my diverse background, assuring a comprehensive therapeutic experience for a range of needs.
(508) 901-2105 View (508) 901-2105
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Suzanne Jafferian
Counselor, PhD
Verified
Halifax, MA 02338
When you are in the middle of challenging circumstances, that is the perfect time to reach out to someone who can give you the support you need. I believe with support, understanding and hope that anyone can reach their full potential. Through my work I strive to enhance the strengths of each individual in order to assist them in meeting their goals. My approach is client-centered where I blend therapeutic elements as they are a best fit for you. I also highly value starting where you are at, fully respecting that change is often difficult.
When you are in the middle of challenging circumstances, that is the perfect time to reach out to someone who can give you the support you need. I believe with support, understanding and hope that anyone can reach their full potential. Through my work I strive to enhance the strengths of each individual in order to assist them in meeting their goals. My approach is client-centered where I blend therapeutic elements as they are a best fit for you. I also highly value starting where you are at, fully respecting that change is often difficult.
(508) 452-2280 View (508) 452-2280

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Ellie Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hanover, MA 02339
Are you a motivated woman wanting to transition your professional life or business to the next level? Is your confidence, personal relationship, anxiety, mindset, time management, or life imbalance getting in the way? For 25+ years, I have successfully counselled and coached adolescents and adults to make transformative mindset shifts which create greater life satisfaction, happiness, and more fulfilling relationships. Call for a complimentary phone consultation.
Are you a motivated woman wanting to transition your professional life or business to the next level? Is your confidence, personal relationship, anxiety, mindset, time management, or life imbalance getting in the way? For 25+ years, I have successfully counselled and coached adolescents and adults to make transformative mindset shifts which create greater life satisfaction, happiness, and more fulfilling relationships. Call for a complimentary phone consultation.
(781) 536-5309 View (781) 536-5309
Photo of George D Affonso, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Halifax, MA
George D Affonso
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADCI, CADA
Verified
Plymouth, MA 02360
George Affonso has many years of experience as a therapist with beliefs centered around treating all three phases of the disease model of addiction. The goal is to achieve long-term recovery for individuals suffering from addiction using multiple treatment pathways.
George Affonso has many years of experience as a therapist with beliefs centered around treating all three phases of the disease model of addiction. The goal is to achieve long-term recovery for individuals suffering from addiction using multiple treatment pathways.
(339) 331-1875 View (339) 331-1875
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Christine H. Cronin, LMHC, LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor my belief is that each client has within them the ability for positive change and healthy functioning. I consider it a privilege to hear clients' stories and strive to create a safe and collaborative environment in which we can explore strengths and challenges. I offer strength-based treatment for adults, children, and adolescents. My orientation as a counselor tends to be "eclectic". I draw ideas and techniques from counseling approaches whose utility have been supported through empirical research (e.g., EMDR, CBT, client-centered thera
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor my belief is that each client has within them the ability for positive change and healthy functioning. I consider it a privilege to hear clients' stories and strive to create a safe and collaborative environment in which we can explore strengths and challenges. I offer strength-based treatment for adults, children, and adolescents. My orientation as a counselor tends to be "eclectic". I draw ideas and techniques from counseling approaches whose utility have been supported through empirical research (e.g., EMDR, CBT, client-centered thera
(774) 425-7362 View (774) 425-7362
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Louise Dery-Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
I am widely experienced in treating anxiety, mood problems, alcoholism, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, co-dependency, and chronic stress from a mind/body and mindfulness perspective. I work with women and men, older adults, anxious and depressed younger people. My therapies commonly include other family or significant others as needed. I've had specialized training working with the deeper mind for rapid intervention, enhancing motivation, to transform perceptions that keep us stuck, to resolve problems resistant to change and to help families cope with addiction. I offer workshops to enhance resiliency, relationship skills, creativity and problem solving.
I am widely experienced in treating anxiety, mood problems, alcoholism, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, co-dependency, and chronic stress from a mind/body and mindfulness perspective. I work with women and men, older adults, anxious and depressed younger people. My therapies commonly include other family or significant others as needed. I've had specialized training working with the deeper mind for rapid intervention, enhancing motivation, to transform perceptions that keep us stuck, to resolve problems resistant to change and to help families cope with addiction. I offer workshops to enhance resiliency, relationship skills, creativity and problem solving.
(508) 869-9503 View (508) 869-9503
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David Mancuso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Brockton, MA 02301
I have several specialities that make my brand of therapy unique. I have 12 years experience helping people with low self worth, identity issues, anxiety and depression. I specialize in helping Men reclaim their identity and function more effectively in their lives and relationships. I am expert at working with couples to strengthen their relationships and gain more intimacy in their lives. I offer a direct and interactive therapeutic style that does not include sitting back and only listening. We work together to help you to take action and move beyond feeling stuck.
I have several specialities that make my brand of therapy unique. I have 12 years experience helping people with low self worth, identity issues, anxiety and depression. I specialize in helping Men reclaim their identity and function more effectively in their lives and relationships. I am expert at working with couples to strengthen their relationships and gain more intimacy in their lives. I offer a direct and interactive therapeutic style that does not include sitting back and only listening. We work together to help you to take action and move beyond feeling stuck.
(508) 474-7564 View (508) 474-7564
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Michelle Strout
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
You may be considering psychotherapy for the first time or searching for a better "fit". The quality of the relationship is as significant to healing as the approach or expertise. Whether your goal is to solve specific problems or discover deeper self-knowledge, I draw on many years of experience to guide this process. My down-to-earth, non-judgmental approach is conducive to building the trust and confidence essential to the therapeutic relationship.
You may be considering psychotherapy for the first time or searching for a better "fit". The quality of the relationship is as significant to healing as the approach or expertise. Whether your goal is to solve specific problems or discover deeper self-knowledge, I draw on many years of experience to guide this process. My down-to-earth, non-judgmental approach is conducive to building the trust and confidence essential to the therapeutic relationship.
(617) 544-3656 View (617) 544-3656
Photo of Patrick Michael Weintraub, Counselor in Halifax, MA
Patrick Michael Weintraub
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Not accepting new clients
I am experienced working with all ages and genders, but have a particular affinity for children/teens dealing with Developmental Disorders. I usually work with patients as young as 5, and about 50% of my caseload is adults of all ages. I work closely with the local schools, and am happy to help coordinate 504 plans and IEPs. I typically work within the Cognitive Behavioral framework and incorporate elements of many other approaches. If you'd like to know more about me or see if you'd be a good fit form my practice, feel free to give me a call or an e-mail.
I am experienced working with all ages and genders, but have a particular affinity for children/teens dealing with Developmental Disorders. I usually work with patients as young as 5, and about 50% of my caseload is adults of all ages. I work closely with the local schools, and am happy to help coordinate 504 plans and IEPs. I typically work within the Cognitive Behavioral framework and incorporate elements of many other approaches. If you'd like to know more about me or see if you'd be a good fit form my practice, feel free to give me a call or an e-mail.
(631) 973-4538 View (631) 973-4538
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Mike Tiberio @ The Psyched Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
I create a welcoming, non-judgmental environment for my clients in order to help them feel comfortable to discuss and work through life challenges. With me, you’ll navigate difficulties to overcome as well as celebrate your successes to identify, focus and foster what’s working. Emotional disturbance manifests when you fail to confidently and honestly live your life with meaningful purpose and positive action. Low esteem, lack of confidence, poor relationship patterns, lack of motivation, career troubles, or chronic worry all negatively impact your relationship to self and others creating symptoms that can spiral you downward.
I create a welcoming, non-judgmental environment for my clients in order to help them feel comfortable to discuss and work through life challenges. With me, you’ll navigate difficulties to overcome as well as celebrate your successes to identify, focus and foster what’s working. Emotional disturbance manifests when you fail to confidently and honestly live your life with meaningful purpose and positive action. Low esteem, lack of confidence, poor relationship patterns, lack of motivation, career troubles, or chronic worry all negatively impact your relationship to self and others creating symptoms that can spiral you downward.
(508) 690-8036 x1 View (508) 690-8036 x1
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Susan Bisignano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Duxbury, MA 02331
In my practice, I work with an eclectic approach to address a variety of issues from depression and anxiety, loss and grief, adjustment issues, parent coaching and substance use. I focus on the whole person's mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing because my belief is that it is all connected.
In my practice, I work with an eclectic approach to address a variety of issues from depression and anxiety, loss and grief, adjustment issues, parent coaching and substance use. I focus on the whole person's mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing because my belief is that it is all connected.
(339) 337-3110 View (339) 337-3110
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Ariana Andrade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Duxbury, MA 02332
I am a Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to provide a culturally responsive, non-judgmental, yet direct approach to therapy, with the goal of helping my clients find confidence and purpose in not only their strengths, but their weaknesses. I work with clients and families to address life’s challenges by helping them to examine interpersonal relationships, process difficult thoughts and emotions, explore healthy coping strategies and find tangible solutions.
I am a Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to provide a culturally responsive, non-judgmental, yet direct approach to therapy, with the goal of helping my clients find confidence and purpose in not only their strengths, but their weaknesses. I work with clients and families to address life’s challenges by helping them to examine interpersonal relationships, process difficult thoughts and emotions, explore healthy coping strategies and find tangible solutions.
(857) 574-4880 View (857) 574-4880
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Toni Donati Butland
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified
24 Endorsed
Plympton, MA 02367  (Online Only)
*Offering online therapy* I am passionate about helping you identify and build upon your strengths and use those strengths to find and remove obstacles to your happiness. When you see me, you will leave feeling empowered, with tools and strategies to help you tackle the challenges in your life. I will give you concrete strategies to improve communication with your partner and family. I am direct and solution focused and my goal for you is to have tools to carry with you at all times, so no matter where you go, you'll always have access to discreet, quick relief.
*Offering online therapy* I am passionate about helping you identify and build upon your strengths and use those strengths to find and remove obstacles to your happiness. When you see me, you will leave feeling empowered, with tools and strategies to help you tackle the challenges in your life. I will give you concrete strategies to improve communication with your partner and family. I am direct and solution focused and my goal for you is to have tools to carry with you at all times, so no matter where you go, you'll always have access to discreet, quick relief.
(774) 462-5821 View (774) 462-5821
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Jen Puccio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Duxbury, MA 02332  (Online Only)
You smile and say “I’m fine” but it's not true. You don’t necessarily know what’s wrong so sometimes you even convince yourself you're OK. You feel overwhelmed trying to balance your responsibilities and meet the expectations of everyone around you. You feel depressed and anxious. You’ve learned to cope by scrolling on your phone and self-medicating. You want to learn healthier coping skills. You want to talk to someone who only has YOU in mind. You hear people talk about going to therapy and you think it‘s a good idea but you don’t know where to start. Seeking help, whether for yourself or your teen, can be an exhausting task.
You smile and say “I’m fine” but it's not true. You don’t necessarily know what’s wrong so sometimes you even convince yourself you're OK. You feel overwhelmed trying to balance your responsibilities and meet the expectations of everyone around you. You feel depressed and anxious. You’ve learned to cope by scrolling on your phone and self-medicating. You want to learn healthier coping skills. You want to talk to someone who only has YOU in mind. You hear people talk about going to therapy and you think it‘s a good idea but you don’t know where to start. Seeking help, whether for yourself or your teen, can be an exhausting task.
(508) 590-9915 View (508) 590-9915
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Shannon B'shara @ The Psyched Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Laughter is medicine. We will joyfully discover your path to unlock you potential find your celebrated life worth living. You are stuck, and together we will "unstuck" you into movement, joy, and satisfaction. I currently work with adults and adolescents helping withg depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, subtle addiction, anger, and gender-related issues. In order to journey into full wellness, we will integrate good emotions in your body while cultivating positive thought in your mind so you'll vibe (soul) in new ways that find joyful purposeful living.
Laughter is medicine. We will joyfully discover your path to unlock you potential find your celebrated life worth living. You are stuck, and together we will "unstuck" you into movement, joy, and satisfaction. I currently work with adults and adolescents helping withg depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, subtle addiction, anger, and gender-related issues. In order to journey into full wellness, we will integrate good emotions in your body while cultivating positive thought in your mind so you'll vibe (soul) in new ways that find joyful purposeful living.
(800) 273-6277 x705 View (800) 273-6277 x705
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Gwen Watchorn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Plymouth, MA 02360
Please note I only have early afternoon openings at the moment. Transitioning into adulthood can be a stressful time, I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and welcoming environment filled with mutual trust and respect. I designs therapeutic treatment based on the individual persons needs, some modalities include CBT, DBT, Person Centered, Solution Focused, EMDR, Play Therapy, and more.
Please note I only have early afternoon openings at the moment. Transitioning into adulthood can be a stressful time, I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and welcoming environment filled with mutual trust and respect. I designs therapeutic treatment based on the individual persons needs, some modalities include CBT, DBT, Person Centered, Solution Focused, EMDR, Play Therapy, and more.
(339) 333-7999 View (339) 333-7999
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Katie Blinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridgewater, MA 02324  (Online Only)
Are you getting ready to make a big change or did you already start? Are you finding yourself full of anxiety or self-doubt? Are you a new college student or embarking on your first big job? Have you recently moved and you're finding it hard to find where you fit? Are you feeling confused or curious about how you are showing up in the world? No doubt, life transitions are hard and can leave us feeling uncertain, scared and even down on ourselves.
Are you getting ready to make a big change or did you already start? Are you finding yourself full of anxiety or self-doubt? Are you a new college student or embarking on your first big job? Have you recently moved and you're finding it hard to find where you fit? Are you feeling confused or curious about how you are showing up in the world? No doubt, life transitions are hard and can leave us feeling uncertain, scared and even down on ourselves.
(774) 458-9870 View (774) 458-9870

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Number of Therapists in Halifax, MA

< 10

Therapists in Halifax, MA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Self Esteem
80% Grief
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Harvard Pilgrim
80% Tufts

How Therapists in Halifax, MA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Halifax?

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.