Therapists in Leominster, MA

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Kerry Blumengarten
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453
Now accepting new clients, individual adults only. Prioritizing mental health is something that many of us are talking about, but it takes courage and initiative to actually pursue it. Maybe you've become aware of some hurts or trauma that are holding you back from living a full life. Maybe you are going through vocational difficulties, relationship strain, or find yourself doing things you really don't want to do over and over again. There are times in life when our experiences can leave us feeling isolated, alone, unloved and questioning whether we are "good enough."
Now accepting new clients, individual adults only. Prioritizing mental health is something that many of us are talking about, but it takes courage and initiative to actually pursue it. Maybe you've become aware of some hurts or trauma that are holding you back from living a full life. Maybe you are going through vocational difficulties, relationship strain, or find yourself doing things you really don't want to do over and over again. There are times in life when our experiences can leave us feeling isolated, alone, unloved and questioning whether we are "good enough."
(978) 630-7712 x106 View (978) 630-7712 x106
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Leominster Wellness - Dr. Paul Bail, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
[NOTE: TEMPORARILY FULL; NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS NOW!!] 30 years of experience. Evening appointments. Concrete tools and suggestions. Holistic, Mind-Body approach, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Positive Psychology. Energy Psychology. . . Specialities: (1) COUPLES & RELATIONSHIP THERAPY: improve communication, intimacy, affection. awareness of self-talk. -- (2) ANXIETY, PANIC, WORRY, OCD -- grounding and letting go (4) SELF-ACCEPTANCE, self-care. . .There doesn't have to be something "wrong" with you to seek counseling. . . Let me help you remember "what's right" with you (your strengths), and resolve what's distressing you
[NOTE: TEMPORARILY FULL; NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS NOW!!] 30 years of experience. Evening appointments. Concrete tools and suggestions. Holistic, Mind-Body approach, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Positive Psychology. Energy Psychology. . . Specialities: (1) COUPLES & RELATIONSHIP THERAPY: improve communication, intimacy, affection. awareness of self-talk. -- (2) ANXIETY, PANIC, WORRY, OCD -- grounding and letting go (4) SELF-ACCEPTANCE, self-care. . .There doesn't have to be something "wrong" with you to seek counseling. . . Let me help you remember "what's right" with you (your strengths), and resolve what's distressing you
(978) 571-9990 View (978) 571-9990
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Karen Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leominster, MA 01453
Waitlist for new clients
I have been a social worker for over 23 years and have worked in a number of different settings, which allowed me to gain knowledge and experience to address any presenting concerns you may have. In my practice, I will guide, nurture, and work together with you on your concerns. I will work with you using a solution-based approach based upon your own individual situation. I am here to help you transform your life through awareness, support, and insight. You are not in this alone, I am here to help you!
I have been a social worker for over 23 years and have worked in a number of different settings, which allowed me to gain knowledge and experience to address any presenting concerns you may have. In my practice, I will guide, nurture, and work together with you on your concerns. I will work with you using a solution-based approach based upon your own individual situation. I am here to help you transform your life through awareness, support, and insight. You are not in this alone, I am here to help you!
(978) 310-0762 View (978) 310-0762
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Tanya Farrar Brooks
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453  (Online Only)
Currently offering couples counseling sessions. Please inquire if interested. Welcome! My name is Tanya Farrar Brooks and I am a licensed mental health counselor who began her own therapeutic journey while very much entrenched in an unhealthy relationship. When I began therapy, I could not have known the impact that it would have on my ability to move on from that relationship and discover who I truly was. My decision to take that brave step of talking to a stranger was life-changing. Through that process, I was able to find my strength, and my voice.
Currently offering couples counseling sessions. Please inquire if interested. Welcome! My name is Tanya Farrar Brooks and I am a licensed mental health counselor who began her own therapeutic journey while very much entrenched in an unhealthy relationship. When I began therapy, I could not have known the impact that it would have on my ability to move on from that relationship and discover who I truly was. My decision to take that brave step of talking to a stranger was life-changing. Through that process, I was able to find my strength, and my voice.
(978) 849-3293 View (978) 849-3293
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Tamara Perini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453
Not accepting new clients
Providing confidential psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families ranging from adolescents to older adults. Specializing in treatment for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, adjustment disorders and stress in both a cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approach. I am here to help you through difficult times, such as a divorce, loss of a loved one, or just getting through a rough patch in your life. We will focus on empowerment and self-change to help motivate a more positive, stable, and meaningful life.
Providing confidential psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families ranging from adolescents to older adults. Specializing in treatment for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, adjustment disorders and stress in both a cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approach. I am here to help you through difficult times, such as a divorce, loss of a loved one, or just getting through a rough patch in your life. We will focus on empowerment and self-change to help motivate a more positive, stable, and meaningful life.
(978) 216-5112 View (978) 216-5112
Connecting to Greatness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leominster, MA 01453
Are you facing challenges related to adoption, parenting, trauma, or grief? As a compassionate therapist with over 25 years of experience, I understand the complexities you may be dealing with. You might struggle with attachment, parenting, behavioral, or communication difficulties. You may also experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, or PTSD due to significant trauma or loss.
Are you facing challenges related to adoption, parenting, trauma, or grief? As a compassionate therapist with over 25 years of experience, I understand the complexities you may be dealing with. You might struggle with attachment, parenting, behavioral, or communication difficulties. You may also experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, or PTSD due to significant trauma or loss.
(978) 813-4288 x1 View (978) 813-4288 x1
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Lyndsay Whitaker
Counselor, LMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Leominster, MA 01453  (Online Only)
Have you noticed yourself having a hard time managing overwhelming emotions, and/or feeling anxious, distracted, irritable, and/or unable to finish certain tasks? When thinking about a distressing event, does it feel as if you're experiencing it for the first time? These symptoms are typical after experiencing a traumatic event, as your brain works to protect itself. As you know, these symptoms can interfere with your life in a very big way, oftentimes presenting as unpleasant sensations, feelings, and images. Together we can cross the bridge to a more hopeful future. I treat first responders, teenagers, and trauma survivors.
Have you noticed yourself having a hard time managing overwhelming emotions, and/or feeling anxious, distracted, irritable, and/or unable to finish certain tasks? When thinking about a distressing event, does it feel as if you're experiencing it for the first time? These symptoms are typical after experiencing a traumatic event, as your brain works to protect itself. As you know, these symptoms can interfere with your life in a very big way, oftentimes presenting as unpleasant sensations, feelings, and images. Together we can cross the bridge to a more hopeful future. I treat first responders, teenagers, and trauma survivors.
(617) 850-9531 View (617) 850-9531
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Gil Poplinger
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leominster, MA 01453
Not accepting new clients
Let’s be honest, life can be overwhelming and exhausting. Living with anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, or shame can be draining and leave us feeling hollow. We’re all facing our own challenges and these become harder when we feel stuck, don’t see our worth, or find ourselves constantly in our heads. We’re naturally inclined to focus on our mistakes, limitations, doubts, and insecurities. The odd thing is, most of us experience the same things, but we don’t really talk about it. These feelings can be debilitating, but there are research-based methods that help people find more peace of mind, security, and joy.
Let’s be honest, life can be overwhelming and exhausting. Living with anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, or shame can be draining and leave us feeling hollow. We’re all facing our own challenges and these become harder when we feel stuck, don’t see our worth, or find ourselves constantly in our heads. We’re naturally inclined to focus on our mistakes, limitations, doubts, and insecurities. The odd thing is, most of us experience the same things, but we don’t really talk about it. These feelings can be debilitating, but there are research-based methods that help people find more peace of mind, security, and joy.
(978) 401-4947 x5 View (978) 401-4947 x5
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Brandy Alweiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker who has had the joy and honor of helping others for the last ten years. My lived experiences as a woman of color, a former foster child, and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community allows me to connect with others on topics of gender, sexuality, race, intersectionality and more as it relates to everyday life and its challenges. My focus is on helping persons experiencing depression, anxiety, and adjustment to life stressors while working on improving communication skills, building boundaries, and strengthening relationships.
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker who has had the joy and honor of helping others for the last ten years. My lived experiences as a woman of color, a former foster child, and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community allows me to connect with others on topics of gender, sexuality, race, intersectionality and more as it relates to everyday life and its challenges. My focus is on helping persons experiencing depression, anxiety, and adjustment to life stressors while working on improving communication skills, building boundaries, and strengthening relationships.
(978) 718-5473 View (978) 718-5473
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Monica Leger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for being here! I have been a licensed therapist for over a decade with experience working with children, teens, and adults in school, home, inpatient, and outpatient settings. For the past few years, I’ve specifically focused on working with adults to help resolve something that isn’t working anymore. I understand it is difficult to handle concerns such as loss, relationship conflict, anxiety, or addiction along with many other problems that impact health and well-being.
Hello and thank you for being here! I have been a licensed therapist for over a decade with experience working with children, teens, and adults in school, home, inpatient, and outpatient settings. For the past few years, I’ve specifically focused on working with adults to help resolve something that isn’t working anymore. I understand it is difficult to handle concerns such as loss, relationship conflict, anxiety, or addiction along with many other problems that impact health and well-being.
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Anne Ciota
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453  (Online Only)
Stuck? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Stressed out? Unhappy and not living the life you want to be living? As a compassionate, spiritually-oriented therapist/coach/energy healer with over 30 years of experience, my heartfelt intention is to work with you to change this, so you may experience greater happiness, freedom and peace. I use powerful techniques, including SRT (Spiritual Response Technique), EFT or Tapping, TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique), The Emotion Code, ZPoint and Gentle Reprocessing for healing and transformation. I also teach Heart Rhythm Meditation.
Stuck? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Stressed out? Unhappy and not living the life you want to be living? As a compassionate, spiritually-oriented therapist/coach/energy healer with over 30 years of experience, my heartfelt intention is to work with you to change this, so you may experience greater happiness, freedom and peace. I use powerful techniques, including SRT (Spiritual Response Technique), EFT or Tapping, TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique), The Emotion Code, ZPoint and Gentle Reprocessing for healing and transformation. I also teach Heart Rhythm Meditation.
(508) 213-8187 View (508) 213-8187
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Bed Hermin
Counselor, REAT, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leominster, MA 01453  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you weary of traditional methods of therapy? Whereas CBT, DBT, and other methods make you do homework and change your thoughts for your happiness, my methods are more interesting, imaginative, and highly personalized... and I use humor! We wont fight our suffering, we'll work with it, and transform it. Got anxiety, communication issues, existential dread (I mean, with the world being as it is, how can we not?), or a host of other things that cause you suffering? With my support you can catch a wave and surf into your best self. What's in it for you? A healing relationship with one of the most supportive people out here!
Are you weary of traditional methods of therapy? Whereas CBT, DBT, and other methods make you do homework and change your thoughts for your happiness, my methods are more interesting, imaginative, and highly personalized... and I use humor! We wont fight our suffering, we'll work with it, and transform it. Got anxiety, communication issues, existential dread (I mean, with the world being as it is, how can we not?), or a host of other things that cause you suffering? With my support you can catch a wave and surf into your best self. What's in it for you? A healing relationship with one of the most supportive people out here!
(978) 972-3779 View (978) 972-3779
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Michelle Forni
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453
My greatest passion is connecting deeply with adults who are on the path to self-reflection/awareness and who are striving to not only evolve, but also make peace with themselves. Navigating vulnerability and complex emotions does not have to be a solo journey. Together, through the lens of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness, we will alleviate detrimental behavior patterns, learn tangible solutions to dilemmas, and build healthy relationships with yourself, others, and the world around you.
My greatest passion is connecting deeply with adults who are on the path to self-reflection/awareness and who are striving to not only evolve, but also make peace with themselves. Navigating vulnerability and complex emotions does not have to be a solo journey. Together, through the lens of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness, we will alleviate detrimental behavior patterns, learn tangible solutions to dilemmas, and build healthy relationships with yourself, others, and the world around you.
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Jeanette Savoie
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453  (Online Only)
The focus of my Telehealth only private practice is on counseling adults and couples. My therapeutic approach is one where we work together as a team utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques designed specifically to your needs. It is my belief that the majority of all our issues revolve around our relationships either with ourselves or with others. I have over 20 years of experience as a professional counselor. Give me a call and I will gladly answer any of your questions about treatment and hopefully we'll start working together soon to alleviate your distress and begin the process of healing.
The focus of my Telehealth only private practice is on counseling adults and couples. My therapeutic approach is one where we work together as a team utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques designed specifically to your needs. It is my belief that the majority of all our issues revolve around our relationships either with ourselves or with others. I have over 20 years of experience as a professional counselor. Give me a call and I will gladly answer any of your questions about treatment and hopefully we'll start working together soon to alleviate your distress and begin the process of healing.
(978) 289-9821 View (978) 289-9821
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Resilient Roots Trauma Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453
Hello, I’m so glad you’re here! I recognize that beginning therapy and sharing your story with someone new can feel overwhelming. If you are here seeking support for yourself and/or your child, you have already taken a courageous first step. My approach is client-centered and flexible, tailored to best meet your needs. I strive to provide a warm and safe space that you want to return to each week. I pull from various evidence-based modalities and incorporate holistic practices when appropriate. I believe that oftentimes the most effective treatment engages the mind as well as the body, as trauma is so often stored within.
Hello, I’m so glad you’re here! I recognize that beginning therapy and sharing your story with someone new can feel overwhelming. If you are here seeking support for yourself and/or your child, you have already taken a courageous first step. My approach is client-centered and flexible, tailored to best meet your needs. I strive to provide a warm and safe space that you want to return to each week. I pull from various evidence-based modalities and incorporate holistic practices when appropriate. I believe that oftentimes the most effective treatment engages the mind as well as the body, as trauma is so often stored within.
(351) 222-2871 View (351) 222-2871
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Derek Atherholt
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 15 yrs of experience treating children, adolescents, & young adults/adults. I committed my career to assisting individuals develop their true potential to be more... Entering into therapy takes courage, which is an investment in yourself to make lasting change toward better functioning & optimizing your well being. I strive to facilitate a non-judgemental space to be your authentic self. I am passionate about my role assisting you in gaining self awareness & developing healthier relationships with self & others. I enjoy working with all ages & dynamics
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 15 yrs of experience treating children, adolescents, & young adults/adults. I committed my career to assisting individuals develop their true potential to be more... Entering into therapy takes courage, which is an investment in yourself to make lasting change toward better functioning & optimizing your well being. I strive to facilitate a non-judgemental space to be your authentic self. I am passionate about my role assisting you in gaining self awareness & developing healthier relationships with self & others. I enjoy working with all ages & dynamics
(978) 755-2789 View (978) 755-2789
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Josephine Amato
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leominster, MA 01453
We are taking new clients with Masshealth MBHP, Wellsense, BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Commonwealth care Alliance, Unicare insurance and private pay. The Center for Counseling and wellness, LLC is a growing group practice with a team of mental health clinicians that specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults. Our therapists strive to help empower clients to work with their own positive qualities, identify their strengths and make necessary changes. Our life experiences and stressors can make this feel extremely difficult. Seeking out help at these times can be helpful and is a very courageous step.
We are taking new clients with Masshealth MBHP, Wellsense, BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Commonwealth care Alliance, Unicare insurance and private pay. The Center for Counseling and wellness, LLC is a growing group practice with a team of mental health clinicians that specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults. Our therapists strive to help empower clients to work with their own positive qualities, identify their strengths and make necessary changes. Our life experiences and stressors can make this feel extremely difficult. Seeking out help at these times can be helpful and is a very courageous step.
(978) 636-6065 View (978) 636-6065
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Trail Forward Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453  (Online Only)
With nearly 20 years of experience and extensive education and training, I will leverage my expertise to help you along in your healing journey. You will be able to overcome life obstacles, better manage adversity, and reach new heights of resilience and strength. We will achieve this by thoughtful integration of evidence-based practices into our work, tailored at being a catalyst for you to taking action. Let’s work together and focus on clarifying your past, attuning to your present, and planning for the future!
With nearly 20 years of experience and extensive education and training, I will leverage my expertise to help you along in your healing journey. You will be able to overcome life obstacles, better manage adversity, and reach new heights of resilience and strength. We will achieve this by thoughtful integration of evidence-based practices into our work, tailored at being a catalyst for you to taking action. Let’s work together and focus on clarifying your past, attuning to your present, and planning for the future!
(978) 209-0664 View (978) 209-0664
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Vanessa Owen
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leominster, MA 01453  (Online Only)
Waitlist Currently - Do you feel like you are drowning in stress and overwhelm from the day-to-day grind? Is your inner voice one of negativity, even though you truly desire to feel and be more positive? Are you finding that anxiety, stress, low mood, and/or trouble sleeping are holding you back from experiencing joy and fullfilment in your life? I am here to help.
Waitlist Currently - Do you feel like you are drowning in stress and overwhelm from the day-to-day grind? Is your inner voice one of negativity, even though you truly desire to feel and be more positive? Are you finding that anxiety, stress, low mood, and/or trouble sleeping are holding you back from experiencing joy and fullfilment in your life? I am here to help.
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Connecting to Greatness LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leominster, MA 01453
Are you struggling with fear? Can't remember the last time you were happy? Habor feelings of worthlessness, shame, or guilt? Are you ready to transform your life?
Are you struggling with fear? Can't remember the last time you were happy? Habor feelings of worthlessness, shame, or guilt? Are you ready to transform your life?
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Leominster, MA

80+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Leominster, MA who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
95% Depression
87% Coping Skills
84% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Harvard Pilgrim
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Leominster, MA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Leominster?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.