Therapists in New Bedford, MA

Photo of Marit Isaksen, Counselor in New Bedford, MA
Marit Isaksen
Counselor, LMHC, RN
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740
I enjoy working with clients who are ready to tackle any serious issues or challenges they are facing. I have experience helping people through various life transitions, coping with their own serious health conditions, functioning as caregivers for family members, facing the painful consequences of choices they regret, broken hearts, loss of faith in themselves, battered self-esteem. I will see you as the person you are, not as a diagnosis or a number.
I enjoy working with clients who are ready to tackle any serious issues or challenges they are facing. I have experience helping people through various life transitions, coping with their own serious health conditions, functioning as caregivers for family members, facing the painful consequences of choices they regret, broken hearts, loss of faith in themselves, battered self-esteem. I will see you as the person you are, not as a diagnosis or a number.
(774) 202-6502 View (774) 202-6502
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Shannon DelPapa
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you’re reading this, you have already taken a crucial step towards your journey to healing; one that takes both courage and strength. My goal is to create a safe environment in order for you to begin this journey. My aim is to walk alongside you, utilizing your strengths, but also pushing you outside of your comfort zone. I believe that in order to grow and progress, one must be willing to gain a deeper understanding of their emotions and the root of their issues. When trauma and hardship occurs, we become fragmented. In order to heal we must reconnect with our authentic self and work towards putting those pieces back together.
If you’re reading this, you have already taken a crucial step towards your journey to healing; one that takes both courage and strength. My goal is to create a safe environment in order for you to begin this journey. My aim is to walk alongside you, utilizing your strengths, but also pushing you outside of your comfort zone. I believe that in order to grow and progress, one must be willing to gain a deeper understanding of their emotions and the root of their issues. When trauma and hardship occurs, we become fragmented. In order to heal we must reconnect with our authentic self and work towards putting those pieces back together.
(508) 413-8926 View (508) 413-8926
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Alicia Davila
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bedford, MA 02740
I am currently accepting new patients with a week wait for new appointments. As a therapist, I have counseled people through a global pandemic, an economic crisis, a racial justice movement, chronic uncertainty, grief, anxiety, and depression. Self-care is one of the most important pieces of the world we live in today. It is easy to lose ourselves or pieces of ourselves and feel alone or lost. To me, this is where therapy becomes beneficial if not crucial. To help you grow, learn, and make sustainable changes that help you navigate your life and help you achieve your goals.
I am currently accepting new patients with a week wait for new appointments. As a therapist, I have counseled people through a global pandemic, an economic crisis, a racial justice movement, chronic uncertainty, grief, anxiety, and depression. Self-care is one of the most important pieces of the world we live in today. It is easy to lose ourselves or pieces of ourselves and feel alone or lost. To me, this is where therapy becomes beneficial if not crucial. To help you grow, learn, and make sustainable changes that help you navigate your life and help you achieve your goals.
(508) 403-7271 View (508) 403-7271
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James Timothy Leverone
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740
Not accepting new clients
My name is Tim Leverone and I believe there is healing power in change. My mission is to connect with groups, organizations, families, & individuals to bring about action-oriented, life-altering processes designed to lead to positive and productive outcomes in others' lives. I entered the mental health field with the hope that my interactions and interventions, no matter how small, could ultimately lead to maximum healing and growth potential for those whose paths cross with mine. To contact me, please feel free to send an email to tleverone@icloud.com.
My name is Tim Leverone and I believe there is healing power in change. My mission is to connect with groups, organizations, families, & individuals to bring about action-oriented, life-altering processes designed to lead to positive and productive outcomes in others' lives. I entered the mental health field with the hope that my interactions and interventions, no matter how small, could ultimately lead to maximum healing and growth potential for those whose paths cross with mine. To contact me, please feel free to send an email to tleverone@icloud.com.
(508) 882-7223 x127 View (508) 882-7223 x127
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Melissa M Trindade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW , PMH-C
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745
Life is difficult and it can't bees done alone. Whether it is a relationship or career issue we are all trying to manage our stressors in this ever-changing world. Do you need support with anxiety, setting goals, working through depression? As a therapist I believe in starting where the client is and building a strong trusting relationship.
Life is difficult and it can't bees done alone. Whether it is a relationship or career issue we are all trying to manage our stressors in this ever-changing world. Do you need support with anxiety, setting goals, working through depression? As a therapist I believe in starting where the client is and building a strong trusting relationship.
(508) 231-4856 View (508) 231-4856
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Sabrina A. Rodrigues
MS
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Agenda Full! Hi! Congratulations on taking the first step in seeking help, for yourself or even a loved one, if you are a caregiver or maybe a worried parent! I am a Bilingual (Falo e acompanho em português!) Masters level Educational, Developmental and Counseling Therapist, licensed in Portugal as a Member of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists. I am a graduate of the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest European Universities and I work with clients in the USA and Portugal.
Agenda Full! Hi! Congratulations on taking the first step in seeking help, for yourself or even a loved one, if you are a caregiver or maybe a worried parent! I am a Bilingual (Falo e acompanho em português!) Masters level Educational, Developmental and Counseling Therapist, licensed in Portugal as a Member of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists. I am a graduate of the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest European Universities and I work with clients in the USA and Portugal.
(508) 286-7675 View (508) 286-7675
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Judith Kob Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, GAL
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating young children (ages 2-12) and their families with a combination of play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I see children and families with a variety of problems, including: anxiety, behavioral problems, ADHD, learning disabilities, separation and divorce, grief and loss, abuse, and other childhood traumas. I offer an engaging, empathic and encouraging relationship within which children and their families are able to develop solutions to individual, family and school stresses and emerge with a greater sense of efficacy and self worth. I offer both individual and family therapy as well as frequent parent consultations.
I specialize in treating young children (ages 2-12) and their families with a combination of play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I see children and families with a variety of problems, including: anxiety, behavioral problems, ADHD, learning disabilities, separation and divorce, grief and loss, abuse, and other childhood traumas. I offer an engaging, empathic and encouraging relationship within which children and their families are able to develop solutions to individual, family and school stresses and emerge with a greater sense of efficacy and self worth. I offer both individual and family therapy as well as frequent parent consultations.
(508) 444-0656 x115 View (508) 444-0656 x115
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Heather Brito
Counselor, LMHC, SP
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745
Not accepting new clients
I have experience treating stress related disorders, anxiety, life changes, and substance abuse. I have obtained a specialty certification from Simmons College in Trauma. I have experience working with people who are dealing with a wide range of issues including various traumas, abuse, tragic loss, stress, or a life changing event. I have experience working with first responders, nurses, therapists, children, adolescents, and adults. I offer a highly supportive environment where deep healing and growth can take place.
I have experience treating stress related disorders, anxiety, life changes, and substance abuse. I have obtained a specialty certification from Simmons College in Trauma. I have experience working with people who are dealing with a wide range of issues including various traumas, abuse, tragic loss, stress, or a life changing event. I have experience working with first responders, nurses, therapists, children, adolescents, and adults. I offer a highly supportive environment where deep healing and growth can take place.
(508) 915-4223 View (508) 915-4223
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Christopher Andersen
Counselor, LMHC, GCEC
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740
**Video/Telehealth available** We all experience it at one time or another...that feeling of "being stuck". It could be in our career, our job, our relationships, or our health. No matter if it's in one area of life or several, these difficulties can leave us with a loss of purpose, drive, and self-confidence, making us even less prepared to help ourselves get unstuck and move forward. As a licensed counselor for almost 20 years, I have worked with hundreds of individuals and couples to support them in navigating their problem areas, finding their own solutions, and experiencing desired personal growth.
**Video/Telehealth available** We all experience it at one time or another...that feeling of "being stuck". It could be in our career, our job, our relationships, or our health. No matter if it's in one area of life or several, these difficulties can leave us with a loss of purpose, drive, and self-confidence, making us even less prepared to help ourselves get unstuck and move forward. As a licensed counselor for almost 20 years, I have worked with hundreds of individuals and couples to support them in navigating their problem areas, finding their own solutions, and experiencing desired personal growth.
(508) 202-7569 View (508) 202-7569
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Marcia Menard
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bedford, MA 02740
**Currently, not accepting new clients** Life stressing you out? Emotions running high...or low? Worries getting the best of you? My goal is to provide an environment safe from judgement in an effort to support and facilitate change. I utilize an eclectic and holistic approach guided by the needs of my clients.
**Currently, not accepting new clients** Life stressing you out? Emotions running high...or low? Worries getting the best of you? My goal is to provide an environment safe from judgement in an effort to support and facilitate change. I utilize an eclectic and holistic approach guided by the needs of my clients.
(774) 425-7325 View (774) 425-7325
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Chika Ego Njoku-Francois
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC 1
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745  (Online Only)
My name is Chika. I am a Master's level, Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor/clinician/therapist. Who said once an addict is always an addict. My primary goal/concern is to help discover who you are before recovery. To help you identify your triggers and situations/events that could endanger continued abstinence. To cope rather than using illicit substances by tapping in your inner strength. To help/assist people struggling with Career Difficulties, Addiction /Substance Use/Co-Occurring, Anger Management, Anxiety, Codependence, Coping Skills, Depression, Stress Management & Mood Disorders. A minimum of 6 months for best results.
My name is Chika. I am a Master's level, Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor/clinician/therapist. Who said once an addict is always an addict. My primary goal/concern is to help discover who you are before recovery. To help you identify your triggers and situations/events that could endanger continued abstinence. To cope rather than using illicit substances by tapping in your inner strength. To help/assist people struggling with Career Difficulties, Addiction /Substance Use/Co-Occurring, Anger Management, Anxiety, Codependence, Coping Skills, Depression, Stress Management & Mood Disorders. A minimum of 6 months for best results.
(508) 719-7706 View (508) 719-7706
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David Fentress
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740
I am a Harvard educated, Boston Children's Hospital and Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center trained clinical psychologist, and am a founding member of Psychiatric & Psychological Associates (New Bedford, MA) and Director of the Psychology Department at Whitney Academy, a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center serving adolescent trauma survivors. I have more than 30 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, behavior problems, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related challenges.
I am a Harvard educated, Boston Children's Hospital and Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center trained clinical psychologist, and am a founding member of Psychiatric & Psychological Associates (New Bedford, MA) and Director of the Psychology Department at Whitney Academy, a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center serving adolescent trauma survivors. I have more than 30 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, behavior problems, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related challenges.
(508) 514-1045 x3 View (508) 514-1045 x3
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Miriam Beth Shabazz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745  (Online Only)
First I want to say you have already taken the most important step by admitting you could use help. I appreciate it can be overwhelming so I strongly encourage you to not give up too soon. I specialize in helping individuals through tough transitions. I am experienced helping people who are trying to live their life in a way that fits their goals and values.
First I want to say you have already taken the most important step by admitting you could use help. I appreciate it can be overwhelming so I strongly encourage you to not give up too soon. I specialize in helping individuals through tough transitions. I am experienced helping people who are trying to live their life in a way that fits their goals and values.
(508) 794-8839 View (508) 794-8839
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Stephen R Ricco
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC1, LCDP
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02746  (Online Only)
Stephen Ricco MS, LCDP, CCS is a Certified Advanced Chemical Dependency Professional licensed in Massachusetts. Steve has worked in the field of addiction since 2016, with extensive experience in the following levels of care: inpatient, outpatient including medicated assisted treatment, residential, and intensive outpatient services. Steve employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, and Strength Based techniques to promote healthy behavior change. Recognizing behavior change can be challenging however achievable. Together we will build resiliency and positive coping skills to lead healthier, productive lives.
Stephen Ricco MS, LCDP, CCS is a Certified Advanced Chemical Dependency Professional licensed in Massachusetts. Steve has worked in the field of addiction since 2016, with extensive experience in the following levels of care: inpatient, outpatient including medicated assisted treatment, residential, and intensive outpatient services. Steve employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, and Strength Based techniques to promote healthy behavior change. Recognizing behavior change can be challenging however achievable. Together we will build resiliency and positive coping skills to lead healthier, productive lives.
(401) 358-6251 View (401) 358-6251
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Emotional Wellness Counseling, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW, CCATP, EMDR-II, ADHDCCS
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Dr. Laurie Parker, Director of Emotional Wellness Counseling. I have been a therapist for 2 decades and feel passionate about my job. I truly enjoy meeting diverse clients from all walks of life. I view each person as unique, special and deserving of respect, empathy and excellent clinical care. I tend to utilize eclectic modalities in session because there is no 'one size fits all' approach to therapy. People attend therapy due to numerous challenges including relationship difficulties, life crises, loss of a job, and life transitions. Many have anxiety and depression and seek relief from their suffering.
My name is Dr. Laurie Parker, Director of Emotional Wellness Counseling. I have been a therapist for 2 decades and feel passionate about my job. I truly enjoy meeting diverse clients from all walks of life. I view each person as unique, special and deserving of respect, empathy and excellent clinical care. I tend to utilize eclectic modalities in session because there is no 'one size fits all' approach to therapy. People attend therapy due to numerous challenges including relationship difficulties, life crises, loss of a job, and life transitions. Many have anxiety and depression and seek relief from their suffering.
(508) 960-7504 View (508) 960-7504
Photo of Andrew Aaron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Bedford, MA
Andrew Aaron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740
Waitlist for new clients
Please visit my website at www.helpforpassion.com for more information. I am committed to guiding my clients to be strong people, with a deep capacity for love, passion and intimacy. I specialize in helping those in relationships and marriages develop a greater ability to love and be loved. Helping people improve and repair their love relationships is what I do. Another specialty of mine is sexuality and sexual problems, both individually and within relationships. The freedom to express passion through intimacy is one key to maintaining a satisfying love relationship. Healthy sexuality is also vital for adult health and positive self-esteem.
Please visit my website at www.helpforpassion.com for more information. I am committed to guiding my clients to be strong people, with a deep capacity for love, passion and intimacy. I specialize in helping those in relationships and marriages develop a greater ability to love and be loved. Helping people improve and repair their love relationships is what I do. Another specialty of mine is sexuality and sexual problems, both individually and within relationships. The freedom to express passion through intimacy is one key to maintaining a satisfying love relationship. Healthy sexuality is also vital for adult health and positive self-esteem.
(508) 925-0987 View (508) 925-0987
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Sara Cucinotta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bedford, MA 02740
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients at this time. In my work with teens and adults I focus on providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere to aid each individual in your journey toward growth and healing. My approach is marked by authenticity, empathy, and acceptance. I am committed to working collaboratively with you to identify your personal goals, and will provide guidance and support to help you gain self-awareness and inspire positive change.
Not accepting new clients at this time. In my work with teens and adults I focus on providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere to aid each individual in your journey toward growth and healing. My approach is marked by authenticity, empathy, and acceptance. I am committed to working collaboratively with you to identify your personal goals, and will provide guidance and support to help you gain self-awareness and inspire positive change.
(774) 541-2868 View (774) 541-2868
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Donna M Harris-Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CST
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740  (Online Only)
"What we think, that we become.” -Gandhi. As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Couples Therapist, I specialize in sexual health and well-being, relationship health and well-being, helping clients develop pleasure, play and passion. Would you like to be happy, achieve your dreams and live the best life possible? Find compassionate support, guidance and encouragement in a discreet, safe, warm and welcoming environment. I have seventeen years of experience (graduated with Honors: Magna Cum Laude) helping clients with relationships, sexuality, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, parenting, substance use, illnesses and more.
"What we think, that we become.” -Gandhi. As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Couples Therapist, I specialize in sexual health and well-being, relationship health and well-being, helping clients develop pleasure, play and passion. Would you like to be happy, achieve your dreams and live the best life possible? Find compassionate support, guidance and encouragement in a discreet, safe, warm and welcoming environment. I have seventeen years of experience (graduated with Honors: Magna Cum Laude) helping clients with relationships, sexuality, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, parenting, substance use, illnesses and more.
(508) 717-3760 View (508) 717-3760
Alexis Baird
MSN, FNP
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740
Alexis Baird received her BS in Hospitality Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst before becoming a nurse practitioner and receiving BS and MSN from Regis College in 2007. Alexis is experienced in family medicine, diabetes management, managing psychiatric illnesses across the lifespan, as well as extensive practice in geriatrics and substance abuse management. Alexis is currently studying to receive her PMHNP certification.
Alexis Baird received her BS in Hospitality Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst before becoming a nurse practitioner and receiving BS and MSN from Regis College in 2007. Alexis is experienced in family medicine, diabetes management, managing psychiatric illnesses across the lifespan, as well as extensive practice in geriatrics and substance abuse management. Alexis is currently studying to receive her PMHNP certification.
(774) 332-5606 View (774) 332-5606
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Rebecca Kuklinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745  (Online Only)
Minds think just like lungs breathe. Bodies feel what is happening in and around us. Actions are always happening. These three events are interwoven and part of our human experience. Sometimes though, these events cause more stress than we want and know what to do with. Sometimes we have have habits that were helpful in certain situations but are no longer serving a positive purpose, and others we care about are telling us this. If you are struggling with thoughts and emotions that have become difficult to be with and/or with behaviors that are taking you away from living your healthiest self, I would enjoy talking with you,
Minds think just like lungs breathe. Bodies feel what is happening in and around us. Actions are always happening. These three events are interwoven and part of our human experience. Sometimes though, these events cause more stress than we want and know what to do with. Sometimes we have have habits that were helpful in certain situations but are no longer serving a positive purpose, and others we care about are telling us this. If you are struggling with thoughts and emotions that have become difficult to be with and/or with behaviors that are taking you away from living your healthiest self, I would enjoy talking with you,
(508) 715-3536 View (508) 715-3536

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in New Bedford, MA

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in New Bedford, MA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Coping Skills
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Optum
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in New Bedford, MA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
28% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New Bedford?

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.