Therapists in Oxford, MA

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Serena M Neslusan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxford, MA 01540  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Weekday daytime Telehealth appt's available soon! If you would like to join Serena's waitlist, please email (link on this page) (1) your name, (2) date of birth, (3) type of insurance and (4) what issues you'd like to address. We all get stuck, but we don’t have to stay stuck. Make the decision today to put yourself first and come to therapy to reduce your symptoms and learn coping skills. If you’re feeling lost and don’t know where to turn, then EMAIL me and give yourself and therapy a chance.
Weekday daytime Telehealth appt's available soon! If you would like to join Serena's waitlist, please email (link on this page) (1) your name, (2) date of birth, (3) type of insurance and (4) what issues you'd like to address. We all get stuck, but we don’t have to stay stuck. Make the decision today to put yourself first and come to therapy to reduce your symptoms and learn coping skills. If you’re feeling lost and don’t know where to turn, then EMAIL me and give yourself and therapy a chance.
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Amy M Campbell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MA 01540
Not accepting new clients
Do you find it hard to put yourself first in your relationships? Does it some times feel that no matter how hard you try, you struggle to find joy in every day life? Self care is so important for each person and if we neglect ourselves to care for others, we may have increases in depression and anxiety. Asking for help when things begin to feel overwhelming is the first step in finding the solution. Utilizing my years of training and experience, I have been able to help others “find themselves”, so that they can find the joy they so much deserve once again.
Do you find it hard to put yourself first in your relationships? Does it some times feel that no matter how hard you try, you struggle to find joy in every day life? Self care is so important for each person and if we neglect ourselves to care for others, we may have increases in depression and anxiety. Asking for help when things begin to feel overwhelming is the first step in finding the solution. Utilizing my years of training and experience, I have been able to help others “find themselves”, so that they can find the joy they so much deserve once again.
(508) 475-5673 View (508) 475-5673
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Melissa L. Fijol, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxford, MA 01540
Not accepting new clients
Current hours of practice-Mon thru Thurs, 7a.m.-2 p.m./Fri-7-12. Clients must be able to meet during this time frame; no afternoon or evening sessions. Adults/Individuals only. (Combination of telehealth and in person sessions; platform Doxy.me is utilized for telehealth). Treatment focus includes CBT, mindfulness, trauma informed care (PTSD/complex/developmental/attachment trauma); other treatment modalities are utilized based on client's needs; eclectic range of therapeutic interventions used.
Current hours of practice-Mon thru Thurs, 7a.m.-2 p.m./Fri-7-12. Clients must be able to meet during this time frame; no afternoon or evening sessions. Adults/Individuals only. (Combination of telehealth and in person sessions; platform Doxy.me is utilized for telehealth). Treatment focus includes CBT, mindfulness, trauma informed care (PTSD/complex/developmental/attachment trauma); other treatment modalities are utilized based on client's needs; eclectic range of therapeutic interventions used.
(508) 863-4446 View (508) 863-4446
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Beth Danforth, LICSW - Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Oxford, MA 01540
I am Beth Danforth, LICSW. I am now a provider of Blue Cross/Blue Shieid, Tufts, and United Behavioral Health insurances and presently have availability to see new clients on Friday mornings and early afternoons. I have extensive experience working with troubled adolescents, children, and adults with past trauma issues. I use a variety of methods and approaches depending on the need of my clients. I am Level II trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which facilitate rapid processing of past trauma. I have expertise in working with adolescents who have sexually abused young children.
I am Beth Danforth, LICSW. I am now a provider of Blue Cross/Blue Shieid, Tufts, and United Behavioral Health insurances and presently have availability to see new clients on Friday mornings and early afternoons. I have extensive experience working with troubled adolescents, children, and adults with past trauma issues. I use a variety of methods and approaches depending on the need of my clients. I am Level II trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which facilitate rapid processing of past trauma. I have expertise in working with adolescents who have sexually abused young children.
(978) 704-1957 View (978) 704-1957
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Ryan Nash
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MA 01540  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Ryan Nash. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Toledo. I have experience working with a variety of individuals, including but not limited to those who struggle with depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and paraphilic disorders. I am passionate about helping those who need help finding themselves in midst of their present struggles. I strive to offer a nonjudgmental and deeply attentive presence when I work with my clients.
Hello, my name is Ryan Nash. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Toledo. I have experience working with a variety of individuals, including but not limited to those who struggle with depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and paraphilic disorders. I am passionate about helping those who need help finding themselves in midst of their present struggles. I strive to offer a nonjudgmental and deeply attentive presence when I work with my clients.
(774) 217-7245 View (774) 217-7245
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Becky Howard
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oxford, MA 01540
Not accepting new clients
Whether you're feeling depressed, anxious, hopeless, or irritable, making that first call for help can be hard. You desperately want to feel better, but you're afraid of what it will be like to share your thoughts with a therapist. I understand. My guiding principles are respect, appreciation of differences, and a balance between acceptance and change. I listen carefully and center the therapy around your needs.
Whether you're feeling depressed, anxious, hopeless, or irritable, making that first call for help can be hard. You desperately want to feel better, but you're afraid of what it will be like to share your thoughts with a therapist. I understand. My guiding principles are respect, appreciation of differences, and a balance between acceptance and change. I listen carefully and center the therapy around your needs.
(508) 815-4137 View (508) 815-4137
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Perfect Harmony Relationship Solutions, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Oxford, MA 01540
Accepting new clients with daytime availability only (11am-1pm). Ashley Starzec, LMFT is the founder of Perfect Harmony Relationship Solutions, LLC. We are an attachment-focused psychotherapy practice that is dedicated to helping adult individuals and couples/relationships restore harmony and secure connection to their lives. We utilize attachment-based therapies to best support our clients with achieving harmony in mind, body, and spirit. We routinely treat issues such as poor communication, disconnection or dysfunction with partner or family members, infidelity and betrayal recovery, trust issues, blended family issues, and more.
Accepting new clients with daytime availability only (11am-1pm). Ashley Starzec, LMFT is the founder of Perfect Harmony Relationship Solutions, LLC. We are an attachment-focused psychotherapy practice that is dedicated to helping adult individuals and couples/relationships restore harmony and secure connection to their lives. We utilize attachment-based therapies to best support our clients with achieving harmony in mind, body, and spirit. We routinely treat issues such as poor communication, disconnection or dysfunction with partner or family members, infidelity and betrayal recovery, trust issues, blended family issues, and more.
(508) 921-7131 View (508) 921-7131
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Johanna Almestica
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MA 01540
Mrs. Johanna Almestica is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 2000. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Johanna is committed as a therapist to be an instrument of change, so that her patients can become empowered and knowledgeable in handling challenging situations in life. Johanna’s clinical experience includes working with patients who struggle with depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.
Mrs. Johanna Almestica is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 2000. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Johanna is committed as a therapist to be an instrument of change, so that her patients can become empowered and knowledgeable in handling challenging situations in life. Johanna’s clinical experience includes working with patients who struggle with depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.
(508) 501-1919 View (508) 501-1919
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Lexington Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Oxford, MA 01540  (Online Only)
We have several years of experience working with the adult population dealing with: Family and couples counseling, dual diagnosis, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+, and substance use disorder. Together we will work on different treatments such as: coping skills, problem solving, CBT, DBT and remain solution focused. Everyone is individualized, not everyone fits into the same starting point or same modality of treatment.
We have several years of experience working with the adult population dealing with: Family and couples counseling, dual diagnosis, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+, and substance use disorder. Together we will work on different treatments such as: coping skills, problem solving, CBT, DBT and remain solution focused. Everyone is individualized, not everyone fits into the same starting point or same modality of treatment.
(508) 213-0891 View (508) 213-0891
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Valerie Smith
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MA 01540
As a licensed mental health clinician, I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders. I work with families to improve relationships and individuals of all ages who suffer from traumatic experiences.
As a licensed mental health clinician, I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders. I work with families to improve relationships and individuals of all ages who suffer from traumatic experiences.
(774) 425-7414 View (774) 425-7414
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Amanda Bush
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford, MA 01540
~Accepting new clients for daytime hours only. Please Email.~ The most important thing to me is helping a client reach individualized goals and balance of clinical, emotional and personal goals in life. I pride myself in helping people to trust and express their mind, body and soul for positive changes and growth. The biggest changes sometimes can happen by realistically changing a few simple behaviors, thoughts, and/or habits. My goal is to help the growth process along in a way that works with one's current strengths and hopes.
~Accepting new clients for daytime hours only. Please Email.~ The most important thing to me is helping a client reach individualized goals and balance of clinical, emotional and personal goals in life. I pride myself in helping people to trust and express their mind, body and soul for positive changes and growth. The biggest changes sometimes can happen by realistically changing a few simple behaviors, thoughts, and/or habits. My goal is to help the growth process along in a way that works with one's current strengths and hopes.
(508) 469-5234 View (508) 469-5234
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Kelley Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxford, MA 01540
Accepting new clients age 18+. Individual therapy only. Best reached by e-mail for availability. Specialties include but are not limited to: college & grad students (flexible daytime appts. available), individuals working in the helping professions (mental health, healthcare, caretakers, teaching, etc.), burnout/compassion fatigue, life transitions/change, health issues, & infertility, pregnancy & postpartum. Sometimes life becomes difficult, and it can be helpful to seek out someone for support. Reaching out & asking for help can be one of the most challenging aspects of starting therapy. I applaud you for taking the first step in
Accepting new clients age 18+. Individual therapy only. Best reached by e-mail for availability. Specialties include but are not limited to: college & grad students (flexible daytime appts. available), individuals working in the helping professions (mental health, healthcare, caretakers, teaching, etc.), burnout/compassion fatigue, life transitions/change, health issues, & infertility, pregnancy & postpartum. Sometimes life becomes difficult, and it can be helpful to seek out someone for support. Reaching out & asking for help can be one of the most challenging aspects of starting therapy. I applaud you for taking the first step in
(508) 306-8147 View (508) 306-8147
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Kelly Porter
Counselor
Verified Verified
Oxford, MA 01540  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My counseling philosophy is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship with the children, families, and school districts that I work with to allow for safe exploration of the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that impact the school day and beyond. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and a school adjustment counselor (SAC). My passion is to help children and their families learn new and effective strategies to live a life worth living and create a solid foundation of self love.
My counseling philosophy is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship with the children, families, and school districts that I work with to allow for safe exploration of the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that impact the school day and beyond. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and a school adjustment counselor (SAC). My passion is to help children and their families learn new and effective strategies to live a life worth living and create a solid foundation of self love.
(508) 501-6740 View (508) 501-6740
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Jessica Bove Jamison
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MA 01540  (Online Only)
Limited 1:1 availability, but FREE Facebook community is open! Email me to join. Hi there! I'm Jessica, a licensed mental health counselor and certified trainer with a specialization in disordered eating and body image challenges. I work with women who have been harmed by diet culture and are ready to heal their relationship with food for good. It's time to discover a path towards finally finding peace with both food and fitness. By combining therapeutic techniques with personalized coaching, I guide my clients toward a brighter future. I also work with clients struggling with ADHD and general anxiety.
Limited 1:1 availability, but FREE Facebook community is open! Email me to join. Hi there! I'm Jessica, a licensed mental health counselor and certified trainer with a specialization in disordered eating and body image challenges. I work with women who have been harmed by diet culture and are ready to heal their relationship with food for good. It's time to discover a path towards finally finding peace with both food and fitness. By combining therapeutic techniques with personalized coaching, I guide my clients toward a brighter future. I also work with clients struggling with ADHD and general anxiety.
(508) 715-6508 View (508) 715-6508
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Ronnie McKenney II
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MA 01540  (Online Only)
*NEW CLIENTS ACCEPTED via TELEHEALTH* Ever feel like you have a way to do something, and though it does not work the way it seems like it should, you feel it “works for you?” Do you find that you have a way of behaving and struggle to break free from yourself? I find that humans act in patterns. We think about a problem and act in a way that is the most comfortable to us and tend to repeat these patterns regardless of the result. I work with people living with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger concerns, separation/loss/grief issues, and people coping with discrimination.
*NEW CLIENTS ACCEPTED via TELEHEALTH* Ever feel like you have a way to do something, and though it does not work the way it seems like it should, you feel it “works for you?” Do you find that you have a way of behaving and struggle to break free from yourself? I find that humans act in patterns. We think about a problem and act in a way that is the most comfortable to us and tend to repeat these patterns regardless of the result. I work with people living with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger concerns, separation/loss/grief issues, and people coping with discrimination.
(508) 538-3760 View (508) 538-3760

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Kylie Rogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Millbury, MA 01527  (Online Only)
Immediate openings! Congratulations on taking the first step to living your best life. Change can be scary, but with the right support, it can open doors to a life you never imagined. I have been in the therapy world for about 8 years now and through this journey, I have learned that there is not a single story that is the same. Therapy should be about the individual and meeting them where they’re at. I utilize an eclectic range of therapy modalities to help you identify your starting point and also identify what life will look like at the end of your therapy journey. I will start where you are at and we can work together as a team.
Immediate openings! Congratulations on taking the first step to living your best life. Change can be scary, but with the right support, it can open doors to a life you never imagined. I have been in the therapy world for about 8 years now and through this journey, I have learned that there is not a single story that is the same. Therapy should be about the individual and meeting them where they’re at. I utilize an eclectic range of therapy modalities to help you identify your starting point and also identify what life will look like at the end of your therapy journey. I will start where you are at and we can work together as a team.
(508) 978-6079 View (508) 978-6079
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Laura Schulke
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01610  (Online Only)
Life long worrier? Start here. I'm an anxiety specialist (worry, panic, OCD, phobias, social, health) and I'd love to help you feel better. Are you feeling exhausted by your looping anxiety? Always tense, crabby or weepy? Avoiding people or resisting a change? Perhaps you're worried about how much you're worrying, feeling uncomfortably inflexible or intensely worried about your health. You're feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, emotionally fried. You're here because anxiety has been a bully and it's time to push back. You're ready to connect to the joy and meaning in your life, instead of working so hard to escape stress and anxiety.
Life long worrier? Start here. I'm an anxiety specialist (worry, panic, OCD, phobias, social, health) and I'd love to help you feel better. Are you feeling exhausted by your looping anxiety? Always tense, crabby or weepy? Avoiding people or resisting a change? Perhaps you're worried about how much you're worrying, feeling uncomfortably inflexible or intensely worried about your health. You're feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, emotionally fried. You're here because anxiety has been a bully and it's time to push back. You're ready to connect to the joy and meaning in your life, instead of working so hard to escape stress and anxiety.
(774) 450-7567 View (774) 450-7567
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I.C. Solutions LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MFT, LADC-1
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01610
Are you struggling to navigate through life challenges? Are you feeling misunderstood by family or friends? Do you engage in destructive behaviors? Do you lack interest in formerly enjoyed activities? Regardless of the circumstance, I. C. Solutions will support you in overcoming your problems.
Are you struggling to navigate through life challenges? Are you feeling misunderstood by family or friends? Do you engage in destructive behaviors? Do you lack interest in formerly enjoyed activities? Regardless of the circumstance, I. C. Solutions will support you in overcoming your problems.
(774) 344-3547 View (774) 344-3547
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Amelia Hasbun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01607  (Online Only)
I find great joy in collaborating with individuals, couples, and families who bring a sense of motivation, open-mindedness, and a deep drive to enrich their overall well-being. It's truly heartening to work with clients who proactively seek therapy, demonstrating a strong commitment to addressing diverse challenges and fostering personal growth within themselves and their relationships. Whether they're grappling with communication hurdles, navigating complexities of identity, or adapting to new environments due to relocation, I deeply appreciate their willingness to embark on this journey of exploration and growth together.
I find great joy in collaborating with individuals, couples, and families who bring a sense of motivation, open-mindedness, and a deep drive to enrich their overall well-being. It's truly heartening to work with clients who proactively seek therapy, demonstrating a strong commitment to addressing diverse challenges and fostering personal growth within themselves and their relationships. Whether they're grappling with communication hurdles, navigating complexities of identity, or adapting to new environments due to relocation, I deeply appreciate their willingness to embark on this journey of exploration and growth together.
(857) 971-8044 View (857) 971-8044
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Drew Goins
Counselor, LMHC
Not Verified Not Verified
Southbridge, MA 01550
Not accepting new clients
I look to help those who feel overwhelmed with aspects of their life. I enjoy helping guide my clients through a lot of introspection and asking questions of my clients. I see my role as a therapist to, not provide solutions, but to help my clients come to their own solutions. I enjoy working with clients who are going through life changes (whether that is a death, moving, breakup, coming out, etc...). I enjoy in creating safe spaces for my clients to discuss any topic they wish.
I look to help those who feel overwhelmed with aspects of their life. I enjoy helping guide my clients through a lot of introspection and asking questions of my clients. I see my role as a therapist to, not provide solutions, but to help my clients come to their own solutions. I enjoy working with clients who are going through life changes (whether that is a death, moving, breakup, coming out, etc...). I enjoy in creating safe spaces for my clients to discuss any topic they wish.

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Number of Therapists in Oxford, MA

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Oxford, MA who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
80% Depression
73% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress
60% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
57% Harvard Pilgrim

How Therapists in Oxford, MA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oxford?

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.