Therapists in Ipswich, MA

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Laurie DeGrappo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich, MA 01938
Not accepting new clients
As a holistic therapist in private practice, my ideal client is open to discovering who they truly are at the deepest level and is ready to do the work to heal and transform. People seeking to live their highest potential, embrace their true selves and authentic expression are welcomed in a non-judgemental atmosphere of mutual respect and positive regard. If you have a strong desire to move forward, become unstuck, heal old wounds, and learn how to make new healthier choices, call me today. Together, we will navigate the path towards your goals.
As a holistic therapist in private practice, my ideal client is open to discovering who they truly are at the deepest level and is ready to do the work to heal and transform. People seeking to live their highest potential, embrace their true selves and authentic expression are welcomed in a non-judgemental atmosphere of mutual respect and positive regard. If you have a strong desire to move forward, become unstuck, heal old wounds, and learn how to make new healthier choices, call me today. Together, we will navigate the path towards your goals.
(339) 356-2569 View (339) 356-2569
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Jennifer Kelly Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD, RN
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
With over 35 years of experience in the field of mental health, I am interested in working with issues related to performing arts and relational difficulties. At Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center and Landmark School, I developed specialties in eating disorders, trauma and illness exacerbated by stress, and learning disabilities. "Jennifer was very professional and insightful, great with couples therapy as she doesn't take sides and helps each person understand the other's feelings and behaviors. I highly recommend her."
With over 35 years of experience in the field of mental health, I am interested in working with issues related to performing arts and relational difficulties. At Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center and Landmark School, I developed specialties in eating disorders, trauma and illness exacerbated by stress, and learning disabilities. "Jennifer was very professional and insightful, great with couples therapy as she doesn't take sides and helps each person understand the other's feelings and behaviors. I highly recommend her."
(978) 819-9426 View (978) 819-9426
Carol Bridget Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
I understand the challenges life, work, and relationships can present. In a safe, supportive environment that will facilitate change, we will find the tools to help deal with your problems. A graduate of Harvard Extension studies and Simmons College of Social Work, I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches. Known by my colleagues as warm, compassionate, humorous and insightful, I believe in the power of relationships to provide a safe environment for change.
I understand the challenges life, work, and relationships can present. In a safe, supportive environment that will facilitate change, we will find the tools to help deal with your problems. A graduate of Harvard Extension studies and Simmons College of Social Work, I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches. Known by my colleagues as warm, compassionate, humorous and insightful, I believe in the power of relationships to provide a safe environment for change.
(978) 776-3117 View (978) 776-3117
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Debbie Hardwick-Sutcliffe, LICSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
Waitlist for new clients
If you are reading this, it is your first step toward making permanent, positive life changes. Perhaps you are questioning some of your life choices; wondering how you got where you are at this point in your life; or someone you love is struggling and you want to help. Maybe past attempts have not worked out. Professional counseling can enhance almost any life situation and circumstance by first helping you to get clear on what you want or need to change, and what you are willing and able to do to make these changes. The first step is the hardest.
If you are reading this, it is your first step toward making permanent, positive life changes. Perhaps you are questioning some of your life choices; wondering how you got where you are at this point in your life; or someone you love is struggling and you want to help. Maybe past attempts have not worked out. Professional counseling can enhance almost any life situation and circumstance by first helping you to get clear on what you want or need to change, and what you are willing and able to do to make these changes. The first step is the hardest.
(978) 401-4637 View (978) 401-4637
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Lakshmi Linda Sirois
Counselor, LMHC, BC-DMT, KRIC
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
Are you stressed by life, overwhelming feelings, illness, relationships, and/or lack of connection to others/Self/God? I meet you as you are, with presence, compassion, and hope. I help shine a light of awareness onto patterns you no longer want. I help you befriend your shadow - the parts of yourself you don't yet accept. I join with you in a therapeutic relationship to increase connection and acceptance. I work with my clients to find the light at the end of the tunnel by creating new patterns and a more fulfilling, authentic, empowered and present life.
Are you stressed by life, overwhelming feelings, illness, relationships, and/or lack of connection to others/Self/God? I meet you as you are, with presence, compassion, and hope. I help shine a light of awareness onto patterns you no longer want. I help you befriend your shadow - the parts of yourself you don't yet accept. I join with you in a therapeutic relationship to increase connection and acceptance. I work with my clients to find the light at the end of the tunnel by creating new patterns and a more fulfilling, authentic, empowered and present life.
(978) 903-3071 View (978) 903-3071
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Angela Marie Wilson
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich, MA 01938  (Online Only)
Sometimes the hardest part about therapy and accepting help is not the therapy itself. It can actually be in the very first moments we meet: knowing you are in a safe space. Feeling comfortable. Viewing me, at first a stranger, as someone you can trust and open up to. We engage with new people and strangers daily, but how many of them do we confide in? How many times are we asked how we’re doing and we can’t bring ourselves to share the truth? “I’m barely coping with my depression.” “My anxiety is taking over my life.” “I have too much to deal with right now.” “Nobody understands.” I understand.
Sometimes the hardest part about therapy and accepting help is not the therapy itself. It can actually be in the very first moments we meet: knowing you are in a safe space. Feeling comfortable. Viewing me, at first a stranger, as someone you can trust and open up to. We engage with new people and strangers daily, but how many of them do we confide in? How many times are we asked how we’re doing and we can’t bring ourselves to share the truth? “I’m barely coping with my depression.” “My anxiety is taking over my life.” “I have too much to deal with right now.” “Nobody understands.” I understand.
(978) 307-7699 View (978) 307-7699
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Hands to Healing
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
Suzanne has 27 years of experience working with Veterans, children, families and adults who suffer from PTSD, grief and loss and anxiety disorders. Suzanne has worked in juvenile settings, in an adult prison setting, school settings, residential settings, with Veterans, outpatient settings, as well as an administrator and supervisor to interns and licensed eligible clinicians. Suzanne approaches clinical work with compassion and is especially skilled in treating trauma and the symptoms presented in trauma sufferers. Suzanne has been an Adjunct Professor for 12 years and teaches courses in PTSD for graduate students.
Suzanne has 27 years of experience working with Veterans, children, families and adults who suffer from PTSD, grief and loss and anxiety disorders. Suzanne has worked in juvenile settings, in an adult prison setting, school settings, residential settings, with Veterans, outpatient settings, as well as an administrator and supervisor to interns and licensed eligible clinicians. Suzanne approaches clinical work with compassion and is especially skilled in treating trauma and the symptoms presented in trauma sufferers. Suzanne has been an Adjunct Professor for 12 years and teaches courses in PTSD for graduate students.
(978) 312-9734 View (978) 312-9734
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Elizabeth Silveira
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich, MA 01938
Do you want to find ways to relieve both the physical and mental aspects of your anxiety? Or is your child struggling with regulating their emotions which is effecting learning or relationships? My therapeutic studio is designed to learn mind/body awareness techniques, to engage in sensory motor activities or to feel supported in a therapeutic swing. Evidence based body oriented techniques and verbal psychotherapy are blended to treat your whole being. Parents can also learn essential skills through cognitive behavioral techniques and nonverbal attunement skills.
Do you want to find ways to relieve both the physical and mental aspects of your anxiety? Or is your child struggling with regulating their emotions which is effecting learning or relationships? My therapeutic studio is designed to learn mind/body awareness techniques, to engage in sensory motor activities or to feel supported in a therapeutic swing. Evidence based body oriented techniques and verbal psychotherapy are blended to treat your whole being. Parents can also learn essential skills through cognitive behavioral techniques and nonverbal attunement skills.
(978) 253-4722 View (978) 253-4722
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Michelle L Gracey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
*TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE * I enjoy working with clients to identify and implement positive change in their lives. Working together, we will identify a client's strengths, areas of challenge, and goals. Once we have built this framework, we develop a plan to work on areas that are getting in the way of the client achieving his/her stated goals and use therapy sessions to understand current patterns and how change can be attained.
*TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE * I enjoy working with clients to identify and implement positive change in their lives. Working together, we will identify a client's strengths, areas of challenge, and goals. Once we have built this framework, we develop a plan to work on areas that are getting in the way of the client achieving his/her stated goals and use therapy sessions to understand current patterns and how change can be attained.
(351) 200-0624 View (351) 200-0624
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Kate Graham
Counselor, LMHC, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich, MA 01938
I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are curious and motivated for change. I focus on building relationships with people so they may deepen their awareness and understanding of themselves and their experiences. My work connects clients with their strength, intelligence and embodied experience to expand their inner resources and feel empowered to make lasting change. I specializes in working with complex trauma, sexual trauma, attachment issues, relationship challenges, sexual health, gender and identity issues.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are curious and motivated for change. I focus on building relationships with people so they may deepen their awareness and understanding of themselves and their experiences. My work connects clients with their strength, intelligence and embodied experience to expand their inner resources and feel empowered to make lasting change. I specializes in working with complex trauma, sexual trauma, attachment issues, relationship challenges, sexual health, gender and identity issues.
(978) 506-9503 View (978) 506-9503
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Mary Ellen DeBiase
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
Not accepting new clients
As a former Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, I am committed to helping my clients understand what has become challenging and develop new ways to address these difficulties. My approach is collaborative, warm, strength based and adapted to each individual. I offer psychotherapy emphasizing modern cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies, and treat adolescents and adults. People seek help from me for a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, difficulties in relationships, women’s health issues such as infertility, adjustment to losses and life transitions.
As a former Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, I am committed to helping my clients understand what has become challenging and develop new ways to address these difficulties. My approach is collaborative, warm, strength based and adapted to each individual. I offer psychotherapy emphasizing modern cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies, and treat adolescents and adults. People seek help from me for a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, difficulties in relationships, women’s health issues such as infertility, adjustment to losses and life transitions.
(978) 356-0027 View (978) 356-0027
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Lance Hartmut Linke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
Not accepting new clients
I provide child, adolescent and adult clinical services to individuals and families. I am trained as a clinical, developmental and educational psychologist with two doctoral-level degrees in clinical and educational psychology. I have worked nationally and internationally with departments and ministries of health and education to offer services focused on emotional development across cultures. I have held faculty positions at Hawaii Pacific University, Yale University School of Medicine and Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. My publications are in the fields of cultural, educational and clinical psychology.
I provide child, adolescent and adult clinical services to individuals and families. I am trained as a clinical, developmental and educational psychologist with two doctoral-level degrees in clinical and educational psychology. I have worked nationally and internationally with departments and ministries of health and education to offer services focused on emotional development across cultures. I have held faculty positions at Hawaii Pacific University, Yale University School of Medicine and Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. My publications are in the fields of cultural, educational and clinical psychology.
(978) 306-0017 View (978) 306-0017
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Corf Psychology Group LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
We believe each of us has the capacity to truly learn about ourselves through our most challenging experiences. We use life’s challenges to grow into the people we strive to be, however at times these experiences are difficult to navigate independently. We believe the best therapeutic relationship begins with a strong, safe, and trusting therapeutic alliance. Without this security, clients can not fully achieve their goals set forth in treatment. Our eclectic and client specific approach, allows us to meet clients where they are and develop a treatment plan to best fit their needs/goals.
We believe each of us has the capacity to truly learn about ourselves through our most challenging experiences. We use life’s challenges to grow into the people we strive to be, however at times these experiences are difficult to navigate independently. We believe the best therapeutic relationship begins with a strong, safe, and trusting therapeutic alliance. Without this security, clients can not fully achieve their goals set forth in treatment. Our eclectic and client specific approach, allows us to meet clients where they are and develop a treatment plan to best fit their needs/goals.
(351) 900-7172 View (351) 900-7172
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Eliza Goodell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE--As a Neuropsychologist I can help you find answers to your questions related to learning, organization, memory, and language. I can review your child's IEP and help with educational planning. As a Licensed Psychologist I offer therapy using Internal Family Systems. My areas of interest include: adjustment to life transitions, spirituality, Lyme Disease, chronic pain and illness, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, 12-step programs, and learning disabilities. I offer SoulCollage workshops individually and in a group setting.
TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE--As a Neuropsychologist I can help you find answers to your questions related to learning, organization, memory, and language. I can review your child's IEP and help with educational planning. As a Licensed Psychologist I offer therapy using Internal Family Systems. My areas of interest include: adjustment to life transitions, spirituality, Lyme Disease, chronic pain and illness, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, 12-step programs, and learning disabilities. I offer SoulCollage workshops individually and in a group setting.
(978) 297-6739 View (978) 297-6739
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Jennifer Pugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ipswich, MA 01938  (Online Only)
New Openings for Individuals & Couples (out-of-network) - Do you feel stuck in behaviors or routines that no longer serve you? Is your mindset preventing you from leading the life you wish to lead? Do you catch yourself comparing your life to those around you? I have the expertise to help you navigate life transitions, build your self-esteem, cope with depression and anxiety, and resolve any recurring patterns of conflict with your significant other. Learn more at jppsych.com or participate in a telephone consultation today and begin a treatment that will help you build the skills and insights you need to achieve your goals.
New Openings for Individuals & Couples (out-of-network) - Do you feel stuck in behaviors or routines that no longer serve you? Is your mindset preventing you from leading the life you wish to lead? Do you catch yourself comparing your life to those around you? I have the expertise to help you navigate life transitions, build your self-esteem, cope with depression and anxiety, and resolve any recurring patterns of conflict with your significant other. Learn more at jppsych.com or participate in a telephone consultation today and begin a treatment that will help you build the skills and insights you need to achieve your goals.
(781) 676-3199 View (781) 676-3199
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Christa Chapman Mente
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been a clinical social worker for 23 years, and have been providing telehealth therapy since 2018. My years of personal and professional experiences provide perspective on the struggles of life. Lasting change happens with a trusting, safe therapeutic relationship where you can set the pace and approach the issues that are affecting you the most. Over time, you build self-awareness and learn to make important adjustments to your thoughts and behavior.
I have been a clinical social worker for 23 years, and have been providing telehealth therapy since 2018. My years of personal and professional experiences provide perspective on the struggles of life. Lasting change happens with a trusting, safe therapeutic relationship where you can set the pace and approach the issues that are affecting you the most. Over time, you build self-awareness and learn to make important adjustments to your thoughts and behavior.
(402) 698-3548 View (402) 698-3548
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Sally McCue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich, MA 01938  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With over thirty years of experience as a clinical psychotherapist and teacher, Sally offers a seasoned perspective on human growth and development. Her holistic psychotherapy practice resides at the intersection of wellness, psychology, and spirituality. Sally helps clients to understand how the human experience evolves toward greater and greater levels of conscious living. Clients are offered a highly empowering, transformational experience to match the times in which we live.
With over thirty years of experience as a clinical psychotherapist and teacher, Sally offers a seasoned perspective on human growth and development. Her holistic psychotherapy practice resides at the intersection of wellness, psychology, and spirituality. Sally helps clients to understand how the human experience evolves toward greater and greater levels of conscious living. Clients are offered a highly empowering, transformational experience to match the times in which we live.
(978) 225-9869 View (978) 225-9869
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Lynne C Bishop
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ipswich, MA 01938
Not accepting new clients
Situations change. People change. Stuff happens in this life. How we respond to difficult situations and life changes determines our level of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives. Feeling competent to handle whatever comes our way in this life allows us to feel happy and appreciate the goodness in our daily existence. I work collaboratively with clients to help empower them through development of increased awareness of old, misguided patterns of behavior along with enhanced, healthy adaptation skills. In combination, these help to build clients’ confidence in their ability to adapt to change and feel satisfied in their lives.
Situations change. People change. Stuff happens in this life. How we respond to difficult situations and life changes determines our level of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives. Feeling competent to handle whatever comes our way in this life allows us to feel happy and appreciate the goodness in our daily existence. I work collaboratively with clients to help empower them through development of increased awareness of old, misguided patterns of behavior along with enhanced, healthy adaptation skills. In combination, these help to build clients’ confidence in their ability to adapt to change and feel satisfied in their lives.
(978) 616-9915 View (978) 616-9915
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Leah M Alexander
MA, PsyaD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ipswich, MA 01938
Do you feel like other people are having a better experience in life than you are? Do you have the idea that you're experiencing more stress, more dissatisfaction, facing more issues? Would you like to get along with your children or parents better, or develop the relationship with your partner? Are you trying to figure out these things on your own? Many find it difficult to turn to someone else to get help with what we feel we 'should' be able to manage alone. Truth is, we're meant to seek out support from those around us.
Do you feel like other people are having a better experience in life than you are? Do you have the idea that you're experiencing more stress, more dissatisfaction, facing more issues? Would you like to get along with your children or parents better, or develop the relationship with your partner? Are you trying to figure out these things on your own? Many find it difficult to turn to someone else to get help with what we feel we 'should' be able to manage alone. Truth is, we're meant to seek out support from those around us.
(857) 362-0938 View (857) 362-0938
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Jennifer Zaniboni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich, MA 01938  (Online Only)
I offer the benefit of 20 years of experience effectively treating men, women and adolescents through individual, family, and marital therapy. I treat depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, divorce and parenting issues, trauma, life transition and women's issues. My areas of specialization include treatment of anxiety and depression, cognitive behavioral therapy, developing effective coping and problem solving skills, developing insight into behavior and relational patterns, increasing self-actualization, self-acceptance, and self-advocacy. I also provide personal coaching, mediation and conflict resolution services.
I offer the benefit of 20 years of experience effectively treating men, women and adolescents through individual, family, and marital therapy. I treat depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, divorce and parenting issues, trauma, life transition and women's issues. My areas of specialization include treatment of anxiety and depression, cognitive behavioral therapy, developing effective coping and problem solving skills, developing insight into behavior and relational patterns, increasing self-actualization, self-acceptance, and self-advocacy. I also provide personal coaching, mediation and conflict resolution services.
(978) 716-2819 View (978) 716-2819
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Number of Therapists in Ipswich, MA

30+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Ipswich, MA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Coping Skills
82% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
74% Grief
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
52% Optum
41% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Ipswich, MA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ipswich?

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.