Therapists in Newton Centre, MA

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Peggy Kriss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'd like you to know that you can feel better, whether you're troubled by difficult feelings, thoughts, behaviors or situations. I work in a highly collaborative way, using empathy, education, humor, patience and lots of practice to help you reach your mental health and wellness goals. I'll introduce you to CBT, mindfulness, and acceptance based skills to build your resilience, confidence, and ability to manage uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, and to promote healthy relationships. I work with adults from college age and on. .
I'd like you to know that you can feel better, whether you're troubled by difficult feelings, thoughts, behaviors or situations. I work in a highly collaborative way, using empathy, education, humor, patience and lots of practice to help you reach your mental health and wellness goals. I'll introduce you to CBT, mindfulness, and acceptance based skills to build your resilience, confidence, and ability to manage uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, and to promote healthy relationships. I work with adults from college age and on. .
(617) 934-4525 View (617) 934-4525
Martha Markowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton Centre, MA 02459
A child psychologist, specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders i.e., Aspergers, NLD, Learning Disabilities, ASD, ADHD, and anxiety and divorce, I work with children individually, with parents, and in groups. I have many years of experience with young children ranging in age through mid 20's. I integrate a child's temperament, processing style, family dynamics, and developmental stage in guiding and supporting parents. In addition to focusing on life at home, I visit schools and consult around educational planning to support the child's growth and to offer the family an integrated approach.
A child psychologist, specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders i.e., Aspergers, NLD, Learning Disabilities, ASD, ADHD, and anxiety and divorce, I work with children individually, with parents, and in groups. I have many years of experience with young children ranging in age through mid 20's. I integrate a child's temperament, processing style, family dynamics, and developmental stage in guiding and supporting parents. In addition to focusing on life at home, I visit schools and consult around educational planning to support the child's growth and to offer the family an integrated approach.
(617) 858-8348 View (617) 858-8348
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Leslie Penni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you struggling feelings of sadness all the time? You may be struggling with a major life stressor or perhaps you are feeling you are not where you want to be in your life or how you got there. I am passionate about working with clients to help them heal from the past, cope with the present and repair and grow healthy relationships. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), I specialize in perinatal mental health, anxiety and depression, OCD, alcohol and substance abuse disorders, ADHD, life transitions, parenting and attachment, and relationship issues.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you struggling feelings of sadness all the time? You may be struggling with a major life stressor or perhaps you are feeling you are not where you want to be in your life or how you got there. I am passionate about working with clients to help them heal from the past, cope with the present and repair and grow healthy relationships. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), I specialize in perinatal mental health, anxiety and depression, OCD, alcohol and substance abuse disorders, ADHD, life transitions, parenting and attachment, and relationship issues.
(617) 766-0319 View (617) 766-0319
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Dan Sutelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Currently Accepting New Patients. Worries, relationship difficulties, sadness are all welcome here. You are tired of feeling irritable. Your feelings about your yourself have begun to dominate your thoughts. Your ability to focus may be suffering. When your phone rings, you don't want to answer. You are feeling like you don't know how to get out of your own way. You know you mean well and are capable, but things are not coming together. You promise yourself things will change, you will get a handle on things this time. However, change remains elusive.
Currently Accepting New Patients. Worries, relationship difficulties, sadness are all welcome here. You are tired of feeling irritable. Your feelings about your yourself have begun to dominate your thoughts. Your ability to focus may be suffering. When your phone rings, you don't want to answer. You are feeling like you don't know how to get out of your own way. You know you mean well and are capable, but things are not coming together. You promise yourself things will change, you will get a handle on things this time. However, change remains elusive.
(857) 999-1899 View (857) 999-1899
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Joanna Ravina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton Centre, MA 02459
I help people who are having a hard time, often because of anxiety, relationships, work, and life transitions. I have extensive experience with a number of approaches that alleviate anxiety and depression and help you feel more in control. I will listen closely to your story, attending to what is most bothersome right now and what your goals are. We'll discuss possible approaches to help you feel better. Then, together we will make a plan. I have extensive experience offering coping strategies and problem-solving skills, as well as CBT, IPT, and other relationship-focused psychodynamic therapy.
I help people who are having a hard time, often because of anxiety, relationships, work, and life transitions. I have extensive experience with a number of approaches that alleviate anxiety and depression and help you feel more in control. I will listen closely to your story, attending to what is most bothersome right now and what your goals are. We'll discuss possible approaches to help you feel better. Then, together we will make a plan. I have extensive experience offering coping strategies and problem-solving skills, as well as CBT, IPT, and other relationship-focused psychodynamic therapy.
(617) 420-7904 View (617) 420-7904
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Susan E Norman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD, QCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
As a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work with 30 years experience, I've worked in hospitals, clinics, guidance centers, courts, and on psychiatric emergency teams. I have advanced training in eating disorders&depression and have consulted to the community on issues of ADHD, obesity,alcoholism, grief,parenting, geriatric care and trained graduate students from area colleges in short/ long term psychotherapy. The foundation of my training is psychodynamic. Additional training in cognitive behavior, family systems, and coaching, has created an integrated approach to my treatment of individuals, couples,and families. Careful assessment determines which approach best suits each patient.
As a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work with 30 years experience, I've worked in hospitals, clinics, guidance centers, courts, and on psychiatric emergency teams. I have advanced training in eating disorders&depression and have consulted to the community on issues of ADHD, obesity,alcoholism, grief,parenting, geriatric care and trained graduate students from area colleges in short/ long term psychotherapy. The foundation of my training is psychodynamic. Additional training in cognitive behavior, family systems, and coaching, has created an integrated approach to my treatment of individuals, couples,and families. Careful assessment determines which approach best suits each patient.
(617) 446-3125 View (617) 446-3125
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David Michael Poles
Counselor, LADC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
I am now accepting new clients as of 6/14/24! I enjoy working with individuals, mostly men from different walks of life, teaching them how to be more resilient, deal better with life changes, be more relational, have healthier boundaries improve self esteem, while helping them build their character. I also have several years of experience, teaching couples therapy how to be more relational. I also have thoughts and resources for men regarding masculinity and how to use that as a strength both personally and professionally.
I am now accepting new clients as of 6/14/24! I enjoy working with individuals, mostly men from different walks of life, teaching them how to be more resilient, deal better with life changes, be more relational, have healthier boundaries improve self esteem, while helping them build their character. I also have several years of experience, teaching couples therapy how to be more relational. I also have thoughts and resources for men regarding masculinity and how to use that as a strength both personally and professionally.
(617) 934-4119 View (617) 934-4119
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Gabriella Arrien
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Life is full of challenges and hardships that can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed and burned out. I firmly believe that every person possesses unique strengths and abilities that can be harnessed to navigate the difficulties they face. By adopting a strengths-based approach, I strive to help individuals identify and leverage their inner resources to develop resilience and achieve their therapeutic goals. I view therapy as a collaborative process, where my clients and I work together as equal partners in exploring their concerns and co-creating personalized strategies for positive change.
Life is full of challenges and hardships that can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed and burned out. I firmly believe that every person possesses unique strengths and abilities that can be harnessed to navigate the difficulties they face. By adopting a strengths-based approach, I strive to help individuals identify and leverage their inner resources to develop resilience and achieve their therapeutic goals. I view therapy as a collaborative process, where my clients and I work together as equal partners in exploring their concerns and co-creating personalized strategies for positive change.
(339) 240-6826 View (339) 240-6826
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Belinda Kussman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a special interest in Adult and Couple psychotherapy. I work with individuals and couples presenting with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, loss or grief, life transitions, trauma, and relationship and marital difficulties. I offer a safe and respectful exploratory space within which I strive to get to know and understand my clients. My approach is collaborative and empowering. Together we discover what the client needs and how best to respond to those needs. The client's experience of finding what is needed within the therapeutic relationship contributes towards personal growth and change.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a special interest in Adult and Couple psychotherapy. I work with individuals and couples presenting with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, loss or grief, life transitions, trauma, and relationship and marital difficulties. I offer a safe and respectful exploratory space within which I strive to get to know and understand my clients. My approach is collaborative and empowering. Together we discover what the client needs and how best to respond to those needs. The client's experience of finding what is needed within the therapeutic relationship contributes towards personal growth and change.
(857) 816-3087 View (857) 816-3087
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Kathleen Anne Nardella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Becoming a mom is one of the most challenging moments in a woman’s life. Even after you have prepared for months during pregnancy, there is probably so much you did not know or understand about your new life. In our global society, your own mom, other family members and close friends may not be able to be nearby to support you. But that does not mean you have to go through this important life transition alone. If postpartum depression or anxiety is contributing to difficulties in the early days, it's really important to get the treatment and support you need to assure your own wellbeing as well as the baby’s health and wellness.
Becoming a mom is one of the most challenging moments in a woman’s life. Even after you have prepared for months during pregnancy, there is probably so much you did not know or understand about your new life. In our global society, your own mom, other family members and close friends may not be able to be nearby to support you. But that does not mean you have to go through this important life transition alone. If postpartum depression or anxiety is contributing to difficulties in the early days, it's really important to get the treatment and support you need to assure your own wellbeing as well as the baby’s health and wellness.
(617) 915-2219 View (617) 915-2219
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Suhrida Yadavalli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Deciding to see a therapist requires awareness and regard for oneself. I have deep respect for what has brought you here, and this will form the foundation of our work together. Perhaps you seek therapy now because of a crisis that is presenting new challenges or bringing up old, unresolved problems. Or you now feel ready to address a long-standing pattern that has caused much difficulty and pain over time. These burdens may be affecting not only your relationships with others but also how you relate to yourself. My job is to help you expand your capacity for what you can do alone.
Deciding to see a therapist requires awareness and regard for oneself. I have deep respect for what has brought you here, and this will form the foundation of our work together. Perhaps you seek therapy now because of a crisis that is presenting new challenges or bringing up old, unresolved problems. Or you now feel ready to address a long-standing pattern that has caused much difficulty and pain over time. These burdens may be affecting not only your relationships with others but also how you relate to yourself. My job is to help you expand your capacity for what you can do alone.
(857) 203-8372 View (857) 203-8372
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Kellyann Langdon
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PLLC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newton Centre, MA 02459
I am accepting new clients! Life's journey can be full of crisis, loss, grief and trauma. These experiences activate fear in the primal brain, alter patterns of behavior, limit ones perception, lead to relationship issues, low self-esteem and addictions. If these problems are left unresolved, they can lead to physical and mental health problems as well as a weakened spirit, affecting ones core vitality for life. My spiritual approach provides clients with a safe, nurturing and compassionate environment where trust is easily built within the therapeutic relationship so that healing can take place.
I am accepting new clients! Life's journey can be full of crisis, loss, grief and trauma. These experiences activate fear in the primal brain, alter patterns of behavior, limit ones perception, lead to relationship issues, low self-esteem and addictions. If these problems are left unresolved, they can lead to physical and mental health problems as well as a weakened spirit, affecting ones core vitality for life. My spiritual approach provides clients with a safe, nurturing and compassionate environment where trust is easily built within the therapeutic relationship so that healing can take place.
(781) 512-6998 View (781) 512-6998
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Laurie Sherwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients! My approach as a psychotherapist is to work as a consultant to you, facilitating your intention and effort to live the best life you have envisioned for yourself. This will include exploring personal impediments and challenges to this goal and promoting your unique strengths and resources. My attention is directed to the whole person, incorporating an appreciation for the dimensions of "knowing" that reside in the experience of intellect, physical being, emotion, and the spirit. I am warm, empathic, interactive and professional, and fully respect each person's individual life circumstance and process.
Accepting New Patients! My approach as a psychotherapist is to work as a consultant to you, facilitating your intention and effort to live the best life you have envisioned for yourself. This will include exploring personal impediments and challenges to this goal and promoting your unique strengths and resources. My attention is directed to the whole person, incorporating an appreciation for the dimensions of "knowing" that reside in the experience of intellect, physical being, emotion, and the spirit. I am warm, empathic, interactive and professional, and fully respect each person's individual life circumstance and process.
(781) 406-5886 View (781) 406-5886
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Aliza Phillips-Stoll
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
A licensed psychologist practicing in Newton, Mass., I have 15+ years of experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, eating disorders and relationship challenges. With adolescents, adults, and couples, I use an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavioral techniques. Life can be full of rough patches. Therefore my clients and I work together to shift the ways in which they relate to themselves and others, in order to lead more meaningful, productive, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
A licensed psychologist practicing in Newton, Mass., I have 15+ years of experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, eating disorders and relationship challenges. With adolescents, adults, and couples, I use an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavioral techniques. Life can be full of rough patches. Therefore my clients and I work together to shift the ways in which they relate to themselves and others, in order to lead more meaningful, productive, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
(508) 348-7274 View (508) 348-7274
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Natasha Kovalchuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a therapist with 35 years of rich and rewarding experience working with a range of individuals and couples. My clinical approach can best be described as eclectic and focused on the needs of the individual or couple I am working with. I tend to be an active therapist in helping my clients to identify problematic patterns and encourage them to make positive changes. I facilitate ongoing therapy groups that focus on alcohol problems and anger management. For those who are willing to look at them self in therapy, I will work diligently to guide them to their goals.
I am a therapist with 35 years of rich and rewarding experience working with a range of individuals and couples. My clinical approach can best be described as eclectic and focused on the needs of the individual or couple I am working with. I tend to be an active therapist in helping my clients to identify problematic patterns and encourage them to make positive changes. I facilitate ongoing therapy groups that focus on alcohol problems and anger management. For those who are willing to look at them self in therapy, I will work diligently to guide them to their goals.
(617) 860-3931 View (617) 860-3931
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Lisa Kantor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Personal life transitions, relationship challenges, and school or career junctures present ideal opportunities to engage a therapist. By developing self-awareness and committing to improving outcomes in one's work and personal life, individuals often achieve far more than they'd previously imagined. As a psychologist and coach, I integrate the use of inquiry, insight, creative problem-solving, thoughtful self-reflection, hands-on "homework" assignments, and honest conversation. I will fully engage with you as a thought partner, a sounding board, and a confidential resource to help you alleviate stress and reach your potential.
Personal life transitions, relationship challenges, and school or career junctures present ideal opportunities to engage a therapist. By developing self-awareness and committing to improving outcomes in one's work and personal life, individuals often achieve far more than they'd previously imagined. As a psychologist and coach, I integrate the use of inquiry, insight, creative problem-solving, thoughtful self-reflection, hands-on "homework" assignments, and honest conversation. I will fully engage with you as a thought partner, a sounding board, and a confidential resource to help you alleviate stress and reach your potential.
(617) 855-7904 View (617) 855-7904
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Jessica Fradkin Gashin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
I specialize in neuropsychological and psychological evaluation of children and adults (ages 4 and up). Testing can be helpful in determining someone's unique cognitive and emotional profile. Testing is often helpful in determining diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disorders, and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. As part of the process, I work closely with educational and outpatient providers.
I specialize in neuropsychological and psychological evaluation of children and adults (ages 4 and up). Testing can be helpful in determining someone's unique cognitive and emotional profile. Testing is often helpful in determining diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disorders, and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. As part of the process, I work closely with educational and outpatient providers.
(617) 272-7098 View (617) 272-7098
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Sandra Duggan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton Centre, MA 02459  (Online Only)
I have over twenty years of experience providing psychotherapy for couples, adolescents, adults and families. My style is interactive, warm and compassionate. I offer easily usable strategies along with deeper dives to help improve how a client is feeling. I believe in using clients' strengths to help inform the work we do together. I believe in understanding what is going well as well as understanding where people are struggling. I have a strong respect for all of my clients and believe in providing a safe, trusting environment so clients have space to discuss what feels challenging at this time.
I have over twenty years of experience providing psychotherapy for couples, adolescents, adults and families. My style is interactive, warm and compassionate. I offer easily usable strategies along with deeper dives to help improve how a client is feeling. I believe in using clients' strengths to help inform the work we do together. I believe in understanding what is going well as well as understanding where people are struggling. I have a strong respect for all of my clients and believe in providing a safe, trusting environment so clients have space to discuss what feels challenging at this time.
(617) 420-7545 View (617) 420-7545
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Smadar Sara Babchuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459  (Online Only)
"We have two lives... the life we learn with and the life we live after that." Bernard Malamud, The Natural... .... Clients struggling with relationship issues will work on restoring trust and respect. If you feel that a past traumatic experience has not been resolved, allow me to help. Struggling with cultural transition? Both my personal and professional experience will help ease the anxieties that often come with the transition. I trust and respect the seriousness of your situation. Using a direct, respectful and compassionate approach, we will set new goals and work towards the emotional balance you seek.
"We have two lives... the life we learn with and the life we live after that." Bernard Malamud, The Natural... .... Clients struggling with relationship issues will work on restoring trust and respect. If you feel that a past traumatic experience has not been resolved, allow me to help. Struggling with cultural transition? Both my personal and professional experience will help ease the anxieties that often come with the transition. I trust and respect the seriousness of your situation. Using a direct, respectful and compassionate approach, we will set new goals and work towards the emotional balance you seek.
(617) 396-7236 View (617) 396-7236
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Carol F Kripke
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Newton Centre, MA 02459
How do I effectuate change? I believe change occurs from a sustained active approach with the therapist. Why is there a need for change? Many people report affective states of anxiety, depression, and stress that are inhibiting them in their work, personal lives, and enjoyment of life. My education and experience put me in a unique position to give people the understanding to find satisfaction from their personal, family and work life. Therapeutic interactions are in the here and now. Understanding often leads to an improved quality of life; alleviating anxiety, depressive feelings as well as fears of being stuck.
How do I effectuate change? I believe change occurs from a sustained active approach with the therapist. Why is there a need for change? Many people report affective states of anxiety, depression, and stress that are inhibiting them in their work, personal lives, and enjoyment of life. My education and experience put me in a unique position to give people the understanding to find satisfaction from their personal, family and work life. Therapeutic interactions are in the here and now. Understanding often leads to an improved quality of life; alleviating anxiety, depressive feelings as well as fears of being stuck.
(617) 440-3730 View (617) 440-3730

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Number of Therapists in Newton Centre, MA

60+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Newton Centre, MA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
62% Parenting
62% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% BlueCross and BlueShield
42% Blue Cross
39% Harvard Pilgrim

How Therapists in Newton Centre, MA see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Newton Centre?

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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.