Therapists in Hampshire County, MA

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Photo of Catherine Balletto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hampshire County, MA
Catherine Balletto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
I am an institute trained psychotherapist, working integratively, within a contemporary, relational, psychodynamic orientation. After more than two decades of practicing in New York City, I am now located in Western Massachusetts, though I maintain NY licensure. For me, at the heart of a relational, psychodynamic, approach is my effort to strive to meet people where they are and make the work understandable and accessible based on who you are. I respect and build upon the ways in which I am invited to join and help expand psychic space, so that areas which are troubling can be demystified, transformed and feel less daunting.
I am an institute trained psychotherapist, working integratively, within a contemporary, relational, psychodynamic orientation. After more than two decades of practicing in New York City, I am now located in Western Massachusetts, though I maintain NY licensure. For me, at the heart of a relational, psychodynamic, approach is my effort to strive to meet people where they are and make the work understandable and accessible based on who you are. I respect and build upon the ways in which I am invited to join and help expand psychic space, so that areas which are troubling can be demystified, transformed and feel less daunting.
(917) 838-9799 View (917) 838-9799
Eileen A Messer
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Easthampton, MA 01027
Not accepting new clients
I have 30 years of experience working with Children, Teenagers and Adults in psychotherapy. I am a firm believer that an empathic connection is central to effective healing at any age.
I have 30 years of experience working with Children, Teenagers and Adults in psychotherapy. I am a firm believer that an empathic connection is central to effective healing at any age.
(413) 862-5507 View (413) 862-5507
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Shanna T Fishel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Easthampton, MA 01027
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is hard work. Acknowledging the challenges, I embrace the potential for healing and personal growth. At the core of my therapeutic approach, I prioritize honesty and a non-judgmental attitude on the journey toward well-being. My clients often seek support for various challenges, including anxiety, depression, the effects of trauma, and a desire to explore a more fulfilling way of life. Through collaborative therapeutic methods, I maintain a sense of curiosity and unwavering compassion, holding a space to explore hurt parts of self and work towards your version of wellness and wholeness.
Therapy is hard work. Acknowledging the challenges, I embrace the potential for healing and personal growth. At the core of my therapeutic approach, I prioritize honesty and a non-judgmental attitude on the journey toward well-being. My clients often seek support for various challenges, including anxiety, depression, the effects of trauma, and a desire to explore a more fulfilling way of life. Through collaborative therapeutic methods, I maintain a sense of curiosity and unwavering compassion, holding a space to explore hurt parts of self and work towards your version of wellness and wholeness.
(413) 287-9961 View (413) 287-9961
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Elena Volpe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my page. If you are here, you are interested, curious, wanting or needing to be in therapy. Whether you wish to explore the intricacies of identity, treat mental illness, tackle difficult relationship dynamics, and/or on a quest for ways to unstick the stuck places; fed up with repetitive patterns and relationships that exhaust rather than replenish your life, lets both discover and examine your fears, beliefs and judgments so that you may claim your bravery, honesty, vulnerability and happiness.
Welcome to my page. If you are here, you are interested, curious, wanting or needing to be in therapy. Whether you wish to explore the intricacies of identity, treat mental illness, tackle difficult relationship dynamics, and/or on a quest for ways to unstick the stuck places; fed up with repetitive patterns and relationships that exhaust rather than replenish your life, lets both discover and examine your fears, beliefs and judgments so that you may claim your bravery, honesty, vulnerability and happiness.
(413) 923-6366 View (413) 923-6366
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Tim Hope
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
I am a clinician, consultant and evaluator for children, youth and young adults. I have helped families coping with trauma, divorce, behavior problems, substances, alcohol, eating disorders and other health-related difficulties, cognitive disorders or PDD. I have successfully helped individuals with anger, depression or anxiety, including OCD and PTSD. I work closely with families and schools treating those with ADHD, LD, and Developmental Disabilities, including Autism Spectrum disorders. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Family Therapy. Finally, I have a special interest in issues concerning adoption and individuals in the GLBTQIA+ community.
I am a clinician, consultant and evaluator for children, youth and young adults. I have helped families coping with trauma, divorce, behavior problems, substances, alcohol, eating disorders and other health-related difficulties, cognitive disorders or PDD. I have successfully helped individuals with anger, depression or anxiety, including OCD and PTSD. I work closely with families and schools treating those with ADHD, LD, and Developmental Disabilities, including Autism Spectrum disorders. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Family Therapy. Finally, I have a special interest in issues concerning adoption and individuals in the GLBTQIA+ community.
(413) 315-4417 View (413) 315-4417
Photo of Alessandra Urbano, Psychologist in Hampshire County, MA
Alessandra Urbano
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
I’m a licensed psychologist who helps adults of all identities to feel more secure in themselves, satisfied in their relationships, and resilient through uncertainty, change and loss. I specialize in helping: a) those who feel anxious, sensitive, misunderstood, or emotionally overwhelmed to increase comfort with themselves, their feelings and needs, and others; b) individuals/couples/families to develop healthier attachments and change hurtful relational patterns; and c) aspiring and current parents throughout the complex family planning & adjustment process, including grief and loss.
I’m a licensed psychologist who helps adults of all identities to feel more secure in themselves, satisfied in their relationships, and resilient through uncertainty, change and loss. I specialize in helping: a) those who feel anxious, sensitive, misunderstood, or emotionally overwhelmed to increase comfort with themselves, their feelings and needs, and others; b) individuals/couples/families to develop healthier attachments and change hurtful relational patterns; and c) aspiring and current parents throughout the complex family planning & adjustment process, including grief and loss.
(617) 580-3370 View (617) 580-3370
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Suzie Goldstein
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
I embrace a holistic mind-body approach to psychotherapy, which began with becoming a certified Iyengar yoga therapist/ instructor over 10 years ago, specializing in chronic illness/injury. Because this foundation, my integrative approach to clinical work is somatically-based, trauma-centered, and utilizes a neurobiological and attachment-informed lens grounded in social justice. I also utilize cutting-edge evidence-based practices like Flash for trauma. I bring a warm, relational frame to any work with all clients, while always striving to center and support what is important to your particular healing.
I embrace a holistic mind-body approach to psychotherapy, which began with becoming a certified Iyengar yoga therapist/ instructor over 10 years ago, specializing in chronic illness/injury. Because this foundation, my integrative approach to clinical work is somatically-based, trauma-centered, and utilizes a neurobiological and attachment-informed lens grounded in social justice. I also utilize cutting-edge evidence-based practices like Flash for trauma. I bring a warm, relational frame to any work with all clients, while always striving to center and support what is important to your particular healing.
(413) 423-0977 View (413) 423-0977
Photo of Amanda Sidman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hampshire County, MA
Amanda Sidman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton, MA 01060
Not accepting new clients
I believe deeply that even if you are experiencing something difficult, you have knowledge, experience and skills we can draw on in our work together. I come to our conversations intending to listen closely to what is troubling you, as well as what is most important to you. I hope that my questions and ways of being with you make space for under-storied and precious elements of your life to emerge and flourish. If you have experienced trauma, abuse, racism, sexism, ablism or other forms of invalidation, taking the step to reach out may feel scary. My hope is that you feel safe and understood within the context of therapy.
I believe deeply that even if you are experiencing something difficult, you have knowledge, experience and skills we can draw on in our work together. I come to our conversations intending to listen closely to what is troubling you, as well as what is most important to you. I hope that my questions and ways of being with you make space for under-storied and precious elements of your life to emerge and flourish. If you have experienced trauma, abuse, racism, sexism, ablism or other forms of invalidation, taking the step to reach out may feel scary. My hope is that you feel safe and understood within the context of therapy.
(413) 207-9872 View (413) 207-9872
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Robert Zucker
MA, FT
Verified Verified
Belchertown, MA 01007
Has your loss been life-changing - perhaps deeply disorienting? Are friends and family expecting you to get over it, but you simply can't? I have been a grief counselor for over 25 years, and have worked with all sort of loss issues. While grief can be crazy-making and terribly painful, I know that with grace and in time, you can discover safe, effective ways of moving through your grief and learn to live well again.
Has your loss been life-changing - perhaps deeply disorienting? Are friends and family expecting you to get over it, but you simply can't? I have been a grief counselor for over 25 years, and have worked with all sort of loss issues. While grief can be crazy-making and terribly painful, I know that with grace and in time, you can discover safe, effective ways of moving through your grief and learn to live well again.
(413) 650-6264 View (413) 650-6264
Photo of Corey Albert Griffin, Psychologist in Hampshire County, MA
Corey Albert Griffin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Leeds, MA 01053  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Have you been looking for a Couples Therapist who offers practical help without judgment? I have over 20 years of experience in both Individual and Couples therapy. I approach couples work in an eclectic way, drawing most from the research-based Gottman Method but utilizing other methods based on what best fits your needs. I believe that a supportive friendship is the core of all strong romantic relationships and that reaching your goals as a couple will start with strengthening that foundation.
Have you been looking for a Couples Therapist who offers practical help without judgment? I have over 20 years of experience in both Individual and Couples therapy. I approach couples work in an eclectic way, drawing most from the research-based Gottman Method but utilizing other methods based on what best fits your needs. I believe that a supportive friendship is the core of all strong romantic relationships and that reaching your goals as a couple will start with strengthening that foundation.
(413) 339-3796 View (413) 339-3796
Photo of Brigid Donnellan, Pre-Licensed Professional in Hampshire County, MA
Brigid Donnellan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
Not accepting new clients
I am a queer, pre-licensed professional. In sessions, I combine academic, lived, and clinical experiences to create a client-focused therapeutic environment based on collaboration and community. My training has centered on working with queer and trans adolescents and young adults, as well as partnership work, including monogamous, ENM, and poly relationship constellations. In my clinical work, I believe in the strength of authenticity, connection, warmth, and empathy. I primarily draw on narrative, dialogic, and relational approaches in my work. Anti-oppression, social justice, and intersectional feminist lenses are also central.
I am a queer, pre-licensed professional. In sessions, I combine academic, lived, and clinical experiences to create a client-focused therapeutic environment based on collaboration and community. My training has centered on working with queer and trans adolescents and young adults, as well as partnership work, including monogamous, ENM, and poly relationship constellations. In my clinical work, I believe in the strength of authenticity, connection, warmth, and empathy. I primarily draw on narrative, dialogic, and relational approaches in my work. Anti-oppression, social justice, and intersectional feminist lenses are also central.
(413) 613-4228 View (413) 613-4228
Photo of Milton Hanzel, Counselor in Hampshire County, MA
Milton Hanzel
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
My client is the expert on my client and my job is to help unlock their innate wisdom. Our troubles are the side effects of adaptations forged by hardship, and we can change them using strengths in ourselves, families and community. Feeling more connected to others involves communication skills, and tolerance for irritation and vulnerability (inevitable in close relationships). Therapy can help you hold your pain differently. You can feel better living with your past, instead of waiting to get rid of it. I help clients to address spiritual roadblocks and to help build a fulfilling and meaningful life, with the pain.
My client is the expert on my client and my job is to help unlock their innate wisdom. Our troubles are the side effects of adaptations forged by hardship, and we can change them using strengths in ourselves, families and community. Feeling more connected to others involves communication skills, and tolerance for irritation and vulnerability (inevitable in close relationships). Therapy can help you hold your pain differently. You can feel better living with your past, instead of waiting to get rid of it. I help clients to address spiritual roadblocks and to help build a fulfilling and meaningful life, with the pain.
(413) 848-8233 View (413) 848-8233
Photo of Marie Westburg, Art Therapist in Hampshire County, MA
Marie Westburg
Art Therapist, MA, ATR
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
Hi I'm Marie, I am an art therapist and owner of ArtStar: Creative Arts Lounge. I work with women and teen girls who feel overwhelmed by their thoughts and emotions, struggle with self-doubt, depression, anxiety or are managing a major life transition. I help women become more present and connected, get free of harsh self-judgment and shame so they can learn to trust their intuition, connect to their authentic self and ​begin to experience a more joyful and meaningful life.
Hi I'm Marie, I am an art therapist and owner of ArtStar: Creative Arts Lounge. I work with women and teen girls who feel overwhelmed by their thoughts and emotions, struggle with self-doubt, depression, anxiety or are managing a major life transition. I help women become more present and connected, get free of harsh self-judgment and shame so they can learn to trust their intuition, connect to their authentic self and ​begin to experience a more joyful and meaningful life.
(413) 553-1242 View (413) 553-1242
Photo of Mary Lutkus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hampshire County, MA
Mary Lutkus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062  (Online Only)
I believe we are spiritual beings having a human experience - and it can be HARD! I would like to offer you a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space to process your feelings & find meaning in the midst of the struggle. Within the chaos & fear many of us live in, we lose touch with our inner power & our connection to one another & the planet. When anxiety, depression & other emotions show up, they need to be honored & listened to. Based upon your belief system, I would like to help support & guide you out of the darkness & back to your life's purpose - back to a valued and full life.
I believe we are spiritual beings having a human experience - and it can be HARD! I would like to offer you a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space to process your feelings & find meaning in the midst of the struggle. Within the chaos & fear many of us live in, we lose touch with our inner power & our connection to one another & the planet. When anxiety, depression & other emotions show up, they need to be honored & listened to. Based upon your belief system, I would like to help support & guide you out of the darkness & back to your life's purpose - back to a valued and full life.
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Headway
Art Therapist, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, MA 01002  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT: Drama Therapy). I work with kids, teens and adults on self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and trauma-related issues. My strengths-based approach is grounded in the person-centered, unconditional positive regard for the client, and the belief that they have the ability to find their own answers, shift their thinking, change their negative patterns and empower themselves as experts in their own lives. In addition, I draw from other approaches that include Drama/Psychodrama, Creative Arts, Narrative, and Trauma Focused work.
I am a licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT: Drama Therapy). I work with kids, teens and adults on self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and trauma-related issues. My strengths-based approach is grounded in the person-centered, unconditional positive regard for the client, and the belief that they have the ability to find their own answers, shift their thinking, change their negative patterns and empower themselves as experts in their own lives. In addition, I draw from other approaches that include Drama/Psychodrama, Creative Arts, Narrative, and Trauma Focused work.
(413) 344-2297 View (413) 344-2297
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Jeremy Axelrad
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You make sense. Each part of you is here for an important reason and has a role to play in your continued growth. However, if you are seeking therapy, it might seem like just the opposite is true. Anxiety, depression, and behaviors that feel out of control can make our lives seem painfully small, disconnected, overwhelming, or incomplete. Whether long-term or sudden, these difficulties often involve a sense of stuckness; at such times we might tell ourselves that we are flawed, or that this is just the way life is. And yet, even as we are struggling, something in us knows that another way is possible.
You make sense. Each part of you is here for an important reason and has a role to play in your continued growth. However, if you are seeking therapy, it might seem like just the opposite is true. Anxiety, depression, and behaviors that feel out of control can make our lives seem painfully small, disconnected, overwhelming, or incomplete. Whether long-term or sudden, these difficulties often involve a sense of stuckness; at such times we might tell ourselves that we are flawed, or that this is just the way life is. And yet, even as we are struggling, something in us knows that another way is possible.
(413) 359-6377 View (413) 359-6377
Photo of Katy DeLorenzo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hampshire County, MA
Katy DeLorenzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northampton, MA 01060
We are all born into life with a story. Sometimes we're the sad kiddo, sometimes the quiet one, the perfect one, the silly one, the list goes on and on. Often these stories stick with us and become our paths but they don't have to define us. Sometimes life just takes its toll. The stress of work, loss, parenthood, health, loneliness, relationships, identity or even making day to day choices can add up and leave us feeling stuck. I've worked with individuals and couples to help amplify what's working and change patterns that are no longer serving them. Let me help get you unstuck. I'm also available for clinical supervision.
We are all born into life with a story. Sometimes we're the sad kiddo, sometimes the quiet one, the perfect one, the silly one, the list goes on and on. Often these stories stick with us and become our paths but they don't have to define us. Sometimes life just takes its toll. The stress of work, loss, parenthood, health, loneliness, relationships, identity or even making day to day choices can add up and leave us feeling stuck. I've worked with individuals and couples to help amplify what's working and change patterns that are no longer serving them. Let me help get you unstuck. I'm also available for clinical supervision.
(857) 342-4377 View (857) 342-4377
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Ay Ling Han
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my site. I hope I can answer your questions so that you can make the best decision for choosing a therapist. Do you get in your own way that keeps you from living more fully & effectively? Do you struggle with trauma; relationship difficulties; feeling overwhelmed, ashamed, insecure, angry; transitions, loss, unresolved grief? Do you find yourself reacting to or doing things that you know are not healthy or helpful for you, your relationships or work? Does your past limit or complicate your present? Do you have challenging experiences as an immigrant or person of color you want help with?
Welcome to my site. I hope I can answer your questions so that you can make the best decision for choosing a therapist. Do you get in your own way that keeps you from living more fully & effectively? Do you struggle with trauma; relationship difficulties; feeling overwhelmed, ashamed, insecure, angry; transitions, loss, unresolved grief? Do you find yourself reacting to or doing things that you know are not healthy or helpful for you, your relationships or work? Does your past limit or complicate your present? Do you have challenging experiences as an immigrant or person of color you want help with?
(413) 343-4483 View (413) 343-4483
Lee Paddy (Female)
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Belchertown, MA 01007
My 30+ years of experience have shown me that learning, change and healing are possible. Therapy is a process of learning about yourself, accessing your feelings and beliefs and gaining clarity. Therapy can assist you in breaking through limitations that can block growth and your capacity for intimacy. Therapy often involves healing from old wounds and trying out new ways of coping and responding to life's demands. I work with individuals, couples and families. I also have specialization in stress management, communication, recovery from addictions and other compulsions. We work together to find out what will work for you.
My 30+ years of experience have shown me that learning, change and healing are possible. Therapy is a process of learning about yourself, accessing your feelings and beliefs and gaining clarity. Therapy can assist you in breaking through limitations that can block growth and your capacity for intimacy. Therapy often involves healing from old wounds and trying out new ways of coping and responding to life's demands. I work with individuals, couples and families. I also have specialization in stress management, communication, recovery from addictions and other compulsions. We work together to find out what will work for you.
(413) 251-1556 View (413) 251-1556
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Hinde Anolik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
Not accepting new clients
I believe that all people have the capacity to find paths to healing and make changes in their life. As a trauma informed/affirming therapist I also know that things happen that can make us feel anxious, stuck and alone. I am glad you are looking into giving yourself this opportunity! I utilize a relational and trauma informed approach that is collaborative and allows space for all aspects of who you are. I strive to always integrate an intersectional and social justice framework that allows space and weight for experiences of one’s social identities.
I believe that all people have the capacity to find paths to healing and make changes in their life. As a trauma informed/affirming therapist I also know that things happen that can make us feel anxious, stuck and alone. I am glad you are looking into giving yourself this opportunity! I utilize a relational and trauma informed approach that is collaborative and allows space for all aspects of who you are. I strive to always integrate an intersectional and social justice framework that allows space and weight for experiences of one’s social identities.
(413) 320-4063 View (413) 320-4063

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Number of Therapists in Hampshire County, MA

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hampshire County, MA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
63% Grief
63% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
51% Optum

How Therapists in Hampshire County, MA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
22% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hampshire 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.