Therapists in Middleborough, MA

Photo of Alexa Ventresco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Middleborough, MA
Alexa Ventresco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with emotion regulation, self injurious behavior, suicidality, trauma, depression and anxiety. I have extensive experience working with individuals who may be presenting with traits associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. I use a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach to decrease problem behaviors, while increasing skills use. The overarching goal of my work is to help individuals improve distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindfulness and interpersonal skills to gain more control in their lives and work towards their life worth living!
I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with emotion regulation, self injurious behavior, suicidality, trauma, depression and anxiety. I have extensive experience working with individuals who may be presenting with traits associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. I use a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach to decrease problem behaviors, while increasing skills use. The overarching goal of my work is to help individuals improve distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindfulness and interpersonal skills to gain more control in their lives and work towards their life worth living!
(508) 374-9531 View (508) 374-9531
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Lori Hopgood
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346  (Online Only)
Any person struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, unresolved issues, and feelings of burnout can benefit from the process of talk therapy. I want to help break the stigma of mental health. Focusing on assisting children, adolescents, and adults reach their emotional goals is the foundation of my practice. Daytime telehealth available!
Any person struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, unresolved issues, and feelings of burnout can benefit from the process of talk therapy. I want to help break the stigma of mental health. Focusing on assisting children, adolescents, and adults reach their emotional goals is the foundation of my practice. Daytime telehealth available!
(508) 593-1941 View (508) 593-1941
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Christine H. Cronin, LMHC, LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor my belief is that each client has within them the ability for positive change and healthy functioning. I consider it a privilege to hear clients' stories and strive to create a safe and collaborative environment in which we can explore strengths and challenges. I offer strength-based treatment for adults, children, and adolescents. My orientation as a counselor tends to be "eclectic". I draw ideas and techniques from counseling approaches whose utility have been supported through empirical research (e.g., EMDR, CBT, client-centered thera
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor my belief is that each client has within them the ability for positive change and healthy functioning. I consider it a privilege to hear clients' stories and strive to create a safe and collaborative environment in which we can explore strengths and challenges. I offer strength-based treatment for adults, children, and adolescents. My orientation as a counselor tends to be "eclectic". I draw ideas and techniques from counseling approaches whose utility have been supported through empirical research (e.g., EMDR, CBT, client-centered thera
(774) 425-7362 View (774) 425-7362
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Kristine Lydon @ The Psyched Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Is your high-stress career affecting your personal life? Is stress affecting your relationship? Your joy? I'm dedicated to the well-being of individuals in stressful careers like first responders and those who love them. I specialize in understanding the unique challenges faced by those in emergency services, and offer specialized therapy addressing trauma, stress management, minor alcohol problems, relationship issues, and frustration like those effecting first responders, service members, veterans, sales/business driven folks, and adrenaline driven career-oriented persons as well as their partners and families.
Is your high-stress career affecting your personal life? Is stress affecting your relationship? Your joy? I'm dedicated to the well-being of individuals in stressful careers like first responders and those who love them. I specialize in understanding the unique challenges faced by those in emergency services, and offer specialized therapy addressing trauma, stress management, minor alcohol problems, relationship issues, and frustration like those effecting first responders, service members, veterans, sales/business driven folks, and adrenaline driven career-oriented persons as well as their partners and families.
(401) 337-7953 View (401) 337-7953
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Patrick Michael Weintraub
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Not accepting new clients
I am experienced working with all ages and genders, but have a particular affinity for children/teens dealing with Developmental Disorders. I usually work with patients as young as 5, and about 50% of my caseload is adults of all ages. I work closely with the local schools, and am happy to help coordinate 504 plans and IEPs. I typically work within the Cognitive Behavioral framework and incorporate elements of many other approaches. If you'd like to know more about me or see if you'd be a good fit form my practice, feel free to give me a call or an e-mail.
I am experienced working with all ages and genders, but have a particular affinity for children/teens dealing with Developmental Disorders. I usually work with patients as young as 5, and about 50% of my caseload is adults of all ages. I work closely with the local schools, and am happy to help coordinate 504 plans and IEPs. I typically work within the Cognitive Behavioral framework and incorporate elements of many other approaches. If you'd like to know more about me or see if you'd be a good fit form my practice, feel free to give me a call or an e-mail.
(631) 973-4538 View (631) 973-4538
Photo of Danielle Pellat @ The Psyched Group, Counselor in Middleborough, MA
Danielle Pellat @ The Psyched Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
I am a strong believer in human potentiality and using the uniqueness of each client to achieve transformational growth through a person-centered, strength-based, and empowerment driven approach. You will receive a holistic approach through strengthening one’s mind (psyche), body (movement), and spirit (meditation) as well as traditional modalities. I work with all ages and genders in order to empower my clients to transcend to your highest potential, live life well, and achieve a life of excitement. Don't just get better...THRIVE! Together, we will re-align your body, mind and energy (vibe) to achieve your best filfulling life.
I am a strong believer in human potentiality and using the uniqueness of each client to achieve transformational growth through a person-centered, strength-based, and empowerment driven approach. You will receive a holistic approach through strengthening one’s mind (psyche), body (movement), and spirit (meditation) as well as traditional modalities. I work with all ages and genders in order to empower my clients to transcend to your highest potential, live life well, and achieve a life of excitement. Don't just get better...THRIVE! Together, we will re-align your body, mind and energy (vibe) to achieve your best filfulling life.
(508) 504-7873 x712 View (508) 504-7873 x712
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Sarah L. Miles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Currently not accepting new clients. I have vast experience working with children, adolescents, adults and elders in a variety of settings who struggle with anxiety, phobias, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, and life changes. I am non-judgmental, down-to-earth and compassionate. I find great fulfillment in making a genuine connection with my clients and supporting my clients as they make positive changes to attain a greater sense of well-being. I draw from mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches to assist my clients in being in the present, feeling more hopeful and positive.
Currently not accepting new clients. I have vast experience working with children, adolescents, adults and elders in a variety of settings who struggle with anxiety, phobias, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, and life changes. I am non-judgmental, down-to-earth and compassionate. I find great fulfillment in making a genuine connection with my clients and supporting my clients as they make positive changes to attain a greater sense of well-being. I draw from mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches to assist my clients in being in the present, feeling more hopeful and positive.
(508) 589-6073 View (508) 589-6073
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Louise Dery-Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
Not accepting new clients
I am widely experienced in treating anxiety, mood problems, alcoholism, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, co-dependency, and chronic stress from a mind/body and mindfulness perspective. I work with women and men, older adults, anxious and depressed younger people. My therapies commonly include other family or significant others as needed. I've had specialized training working with the deeper mind for rapid intervention, enhancing motivation, to transform perceptions that keep us stuck, to resolve problems resistant to change and to help families cope with addiction. I offer workshops to enhance resiliency, relationship skills, creativity and problem solving.
I am widely experienced in treating anxiety, mood problems, alcoholism, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, co-dependency, and chronic stress from a mind/body and mindfulness perspective. I work with women and men, older adults, anxious and depressed younger people. My therapies commonly include other family or significant others as needed. I've had specialized training working with the deeper mind for rapid intervention, enhancing motivation, to transform perceptions that keep us stuck, to resolve problems resistant to change and to help families cope with addiction. I offer workshops to enhance resiliency, relationship skills, creativity and problem solving.
(508) 869-9503 View (508) 869-9503
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New Perspective Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you or a loved one struggling with life's challenges and need someone to talk to? Sometimes what we need is to gain a new perspective on the challenges we are faced with. With New Perspective Counseling I offer you the skills you need to gain a better understanding of the why and how to address the challenges which life brings your way. Helping clients identify the source of their distress and learn mechanisms to address their emotional needs is my strength.
Are you or a loved one struggling with life's challenges and need someone to talk to? Sometimes what we need is to gain a new perspective on the challenges we are faced with. With New Perspective Counseling I offer you the skills you need to gain a better understanding of the why and how to address the challenges which life brings your way. Helping clients identify the source of their distress and learn mechanisms to address their emotional needs is my strength.
(508) 978-7805 View (508) 978-7805
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Laura Guenette
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
Looking for a genuine, realistic but also compassionate person to join your journey to individual personal self discovery? I have had the privilege to become apart of many peoples journeys and would be honored to have the opportunity to join yours. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2011 and have been providing mental health care to patients for 15+ years. I work with Adults 18+ providing individual, couples/marriage counseling. My counseling style is realistic and direct yet display a great level of compassion for my clients.
Looking for a genuine, realistic but also compassionate person to join your journey to individual personal self discovery? I have had the privilege to become apart of many peoples journeys and would be honored to have the opportunity to join yours. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2011 and have been providing mental health care to patients for 15+ years. I work with Adults 18+ providing individual, couples/marriage counseling. My counseling style is realistic and direct yet display a great level of compassion for my clients.
(508) 594-3127 View (508) 594-3127
Photo of Emily Polutchko @ The Psyched Group, Licensed Professional Counselor in Middleborough, MA
Emily Polutchko @ The Psyched Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Serving kids, teens, and young adults I've worked with children as young as 3 yrs old. I use a person-centered strengths based approach in counseling practice. Clients are able to utilize their strengths to identify strategies and coping skills to manage their needs, and maximize new coping skills as their human development unfolds. I believe in the importance of establishing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, where people feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences as they grow into the best version of themselves.
Serving kids, teens, and young adults I've worked with children as young as 3 yrs old. I use a person-centered strengths based approach in counseling practice. Clients are able to utilize their strengths to identify strategies and coping skills to manage their needs, and maximize new coping skills as their human development unfolds. I believe in the importance of establishing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, where people feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences as they grow into the best version of themselves.
(508) 978-5652 x713 View (508) 978-5652 x713
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Rose Mary Borges
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC-1
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
Waitlist for new clients
Do you want to feel more motivated or confident, more in touch with your emotions? Having the objective input of a counselor can help you identify barriers to achieving your goals. I have the education and experience to help you build on your strengths. I've been working in mental health and substance use settings for 30 years. We are grieving losses and lifestyle changes from resulting from the pandemic. You are not alone. I can help you develop insight and provide tools for change will help you achieve your potential. I offer flexible appointment times to fit your busy schedule.
Do you want to feel more motivated or confident, more in touch with your emotions? Having the objective input of a counselor can help you identify barriers to achieving your goals. I have the education and experience to help you build on your strengths. I've been working in mental health and substance use settings for 30 years. We are grieving losses and lifestyle changes from resulting from the pandemic. You are not alone. I can help you develop insight and provide tools for change will help you achieve your potential. I offer flexible appointment times to fit your busy schedule.
(774) 344-3917 View (774) 344-3917
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Maureen Crocker @ The Psyched Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346  (Online Only)
When it comes to making meaningful change through therapy, I believe the cornerstone is connection and collaboration. As a team, we will create goals and decide together on strategies to get you there. I use DBT, CBT, humor, and strengths-based perspective to help you identify and overcome that which brings you to counseling. Experienced in: anxiety disorders including PTSD, and OCD, grief and loss, depression, and others.
When it comes to making meaningful change through therapy, I believe the cornerstone is connection and collaboration. As a team, we will create goals and decide together on strategies to get you there. I use DBT, CBT, humor, and strengths-based perspective to help you identify and overcome that which brings you to counseling. Experienced in: anxiety disorders including PTSD, and OCD, grief and loss, depression, and others.
(508) 422-0886 x700 View (508) 422-0886 x700
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Tracy Lynn Rosen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Currently accepting waitlist clients... Telehealth sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In-Person sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays at Stoughton office. I am a LMHC who is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults to find their voice, enhance their coping behaviors, and achieve their full potential. We are resilient and with help, guidance, and tools we can learn to better manage our emotions, behaviors, trauma, and life experiences with greater confidence and ease.
Currently accepting waitlist clients... Telehealth sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In-Person sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays at Stoughton office. I am a LMHC who is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults to find their voice, enhance their coping behaviors, and achieve their full potential. We are resilient and with help, guidance, and tools we can learn to better manage our emotions, behaviors, trauma, and life experiences with greater confidence and ease.
(508) 286-7602 View (508) 286-7602
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Andrea J Damon
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Providing telehealth sessions. Hello, my name is Andrea and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have extensive experience in working within a variety of clinical settings. I currently enjoy clinical, supervisory and administrative positions between the private practice and agency settings. I find great joy in being a therapist and in working with folks of all walks of life. I particularly enjoy working with couples and individuals struggling with communication, boundary and assertiveness issues, as well as mood-related and other interpersonal problems. Email me for quickest response!
Providing telehealth sessions. Hello, my name is Andrea and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have extensive experience in working within a variety of clinical settings. I currently enjoy clinical, supervisory and administrative positions between the private practice and agency settings. I find great joy in being a therapist and in working with folks of all walks of life. I particularly enjoy working with couples and individuals struggling with communication, boundary and assertiveness issues, as well as mood-related and other interpersonal problems. Email me for quickest response!
(508) 939-3224 View (508) 939-3224
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Lisa M Freitas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
My honest, straightforward, and solution-focused style is based on experience as well as my passion in working with individuals who are interested in bettering themselves and finding positive solutions to any challenges they may face. My many years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents and their families and having worked in various settings, has enhanced my ability to adapt to each client's individual needs. Believing that everyone's healing path is different, I utilize this experience to offer diverse approaches to address the different needs, struggles, and goals that each individual may have.
My honest, straightforward, and solution-focused style is based on experience as well as my passion in working with individuals who are interested in bettering themselves and finding positive solutions to any challenges they may face. My many years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents and their families and having worked in various settings, has enhanced my ability to adapt to each client's individual needs. Believing that everyone's healing path is different, I utilize this experience to offer diverse approaches to address the different needs, struggles, and goals that each individual may have.
(508) 465-2241 View (508) 465-2241
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Shannon B'shara @ The Psyched Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Laughter is medicine. We will joyfully discover your path to unlock you potential find your celebrated life worth living. You are stuck, and together we will "unstuck" you into movement, joy, and satisfaction. I currently work with adults and adolescents helping withg depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, subtle addiction, anger, and gender-related issues. In order to journey into full wellness, we will integrate good emotions in your body while cultivating positive thought in your mind so you'll vibe (soul) in new ways that find joyful purposeful living.
Laughter is medicine. We will joyfully discover your path to unlock you potential find your celebrated life worth living. You are stuck, and together we will "unstuck" you into movement, joy, and satisfaction. I currently work with adults and adolescents helping withg depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, subtle addiction, anger, and gender-related issues. In order to journey into full wellness, we will integrate good emotions in your body while cultivating positive thought in your mind so you'll vibe (soul) in new ways that find joyful purposeful living.
(800) 273-6277 x705 View (800) 273-6277 x705
Charlene Kujanpaa, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you at odds with your circumstances and find balancing life has become difficult? Are you experiencing chronic stress, life changes, loss, trauma, illness, or relational problems that make coping difficult and impact your quality of life? Meaningful resolution leads to healing and growth which takes place within the context of a supportive and nurturing relationship. Focusing on the whole person (heart, mind, body and soul), I help my clients resolve emotional and interpersonal conflicts by identifying negative cycles that have them stuck, whether they be patterns of thinking, feeling or behaviors to increase their quality of life.
Are you at odds with your circumstances and find balancing life has become difficult? Are you experiencing chronic stress, life changes, loss, trauma, illness, or relational problems that make coping difficult and impact your quality of life? Meaningful resolution leads to healing and growth which takes place within the context of a supportive and nurturing relationship. Focusing on the whole person (heart, mind, body and soul), I help my clients resolve emotional and interpersonal conflicts by identifying negative cycles that have them stuck, whether they be patterns of thinking, feeling or behaviors to increase their quality of life.
(774) 462-5046 View (774) 462-5046
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Danielle Heger
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
Danielle offers counseling for individuals who are looking for support in navigating difficult relationships, rebuilding self-confidence, and accepting their unique role in the world. She often works with those who have experienced bullying, traumatic events, self-harm, codependency in relationships, and postpartum anxiety/depression. Throughout her career, she has developed a strong understanding of what it takes to re-establish healthy attachments to loved ones & previously offered support/education to families through parenting programs.
Danielle offers counseling for individuals who are looking for support in navigating difficult relationships, rebuilding self-confidence, and accepting their unique role in the world. She often works with those who have experienced bullying, traumatic events, self-harm, codependency in relationships, and postpartum anxiety/depression. Throughout her career, she has developed a strong understanding of what it takes to re-establish healthy attachments to loved ones & previously offered support/education to families through parenting programs.
(508) 978-6539 View (508) 978-6539
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Darcy Desautels @ The Psyched Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346  (Online Only)
It takes courage to listen and look deeply into troubling or unwanted thoughts and feelings. You may be struggling to redefine your identity and get a stronger sense of self. Life isn't going the way you had hoped. I help clients to deal with stress, anxiety, sadness, and relationships. Periods of depression and anxiety can upset the balance of relationships and fuel doubts, insecurities and fears. You do not need to struggle with your feelings alone. We will help you cope with feelings, strengthen yourself, improve your relationships and find hope during life challenges. Let's remove the obstacles to living your greater self now.
It takes courage to listen and look deeply into troubling or unwanted thoughts and feelings. You may be struggling to redefine your identity and get a stronger sense of self. Life isn't going the way you had hoped. I help clients to deal with stress, anxiety, sadness, and relationships. Periods of depression and anxiety can upset the balance of relationships and fuel doubts, insecurities and fears. You do not need to struggle with your feelings alone. We will help you cope with feelings, strengthen yourself, improve your relationships and find hope during life challenges. Let's remove the obstacles to living your greater self now.
(774) 260-6507 x708 View (774) 260-6507 x708

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Middleborough, MA

50+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in Middleborough, MA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
88% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
80% Trauma and PTSD
76% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Harvard Pilgrim
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Middleborough, MA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Middleborough?

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.