Therapists in Salem, MA

Photo of Angelica 'toni' Acevedo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Angelica 'toni' Acevedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, MA 01970  (Online Only)
This is a solo owned and operated practice specializing in mental health issues for clients ages 5-100, in Salem, MA and North Andover, MA. Ms. Acevedo has 20+years experience in the field. Ms. Acevedo has much to offer in the Salem community with the ability to connect with the Latino Community (Bilingual/Bicultural), GLBTQ work, experience with trauma work, family therapy, chronic mental illness those involved with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCF), Department of Mental Health (DMH), school visits, or anyone facing any life stressor.
This is a solo owned and operated practice specializing in mental health issues for clients ages 5-100, in Salem, MA and North Andover, MA. Ms. Acevedo has 20+years experience in the field. Ms. Acevedo has much to offer in the Salem community with the ability to connect with the Latino Community (Bilingual/Bicultural), GLBTQ work, experience with trauma work, family therapy, chronic mental illness those involved with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCF), Department of Mental Health (DMH), school visits, or anyone facing any life stressor.
(978) 490-1691 View (978) 490-1691
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Bella Health
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Salem, MA 01970
Bella Health offers an array of services for adults experience trauma or PTSD symptoms. Trauma is an injury that hijacks our minds & bodies and often leads us to lose sight of and doubt our abilities, resiliencies, hopes and aspirations. Healing from trauma means different things to different people the hopes and goals of doing this work vary but usually the desire to feel more present in their day to day, regain or discover ways to experience a sense of safety or calm, contentment, trust, control, self worth and autonomy in their personal worlds, grieve loss in a way that feels manageable or explore and build a post-trauma life.
Bella Health offers an array of services for adults experience trauma or PTSD symptoms. Trauma is an injury that hijacks our minds & bodies and often leads us to lose sight of and doubt our abilities, resiliencies, hopes and aspirations. Healing from trauma means different things to different people the hopes and goals of doing this work vary but usually the desire to feel more present in their day to day, regain or discover ways to experience a sense of safety or calm, contentment, trust, control, self worth and autonomy in their personal worlds, grieve loss in a way that feels manageable or explore and build a post-trauma life.
(978) 310-0628 View (978) 310-0628
Photo of Dave Dorvilier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Dave Dorvilier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Salem, MA 01970
I believe therapy is based off a cooperative relationship between the therapist and client working together towards what you find important. Many events throughout the course of our lives shape and mold us; These life experiences and lessons can have a huge impact on our relationships with others and ourselves that leaves us feeling stuck or dissatisfied. I have over 8 years of experience working in clinics and community based service settings; I currently work primarily with adults with significant experience in relationship issues, career, self-esteem, trauma and abuse, stress, anxiety and depression.
I believe therapy is based off a cooperative relationship between the therapist and client working together towards what you find important. Many events throughout the course of our lives shape and mold us; These life experiences and lessons can have a huge impact on our relationships with others and ourselves that leaves us feeling stuck or dissatisfied. I have over 8 years of experience working in clinics and community based service settings; I currently work primarily with adults with significant experience in relationship issues, career, self-esteem, trauma and abuse, stress, anxiety and depression.
(857) 763-2737 View (857) 763-2737
Photo of Heather Alexandre, Pre-Licensed Professional in Salem, MA
Heather Alexandre
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Salem, MA 01970
Heather Alexandre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, and adults to resolve challenges related to anxiety, depression, relationships, grief and loss, and school/work adjustment. For the last 15 years, she worked with chronically ill children on an inpatient unit. In addition, she has worked in a preschool setting, tutored children, and led small community-based child development classes. Heather has also run parenting support groups and supported new mothers during postpartum.
Heather Alexandre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, and adults to resolve challenges related to anxiety, depression, relationships, grief and loss, and school/work adjustment. For the last 15 years, she worked with chronically ill children on an inpatient unit. In addition, she has worked in a preschool setting, tutored children, and led small community-based child development classes. Heather has also run parenting support groups and supported new mothers during postpartum.
(978) 440-1902 View (978) 440-1902
Photo of Rachael Duda Maitland, Counselor in Salem, MA
Rachael Duda Maitland
Counselor, RYT , APP, LMHC
Verified
Salem, MA 01970
Waitlist for new clients
My focus is to offer a supportive and welcoming space for you to explore your process of healing, and to step into the brilliance of and belonging with all that you are. I offer a compassionate, creative, collaborative, intuitive, trauma-informed, and skill-based approach to the work. My view of holistic is one that considers a systemic lens, as well as the use of integrative modalities that support a mind-body approach for embodied living. I work with individuals navigating life transitions, relationships, fertility, grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
My focus is to offer a supportive and welcoming space for you to explore your process of healing, and to step into the brilliance of and belonging with all that you are. I offer a compassionate, creative, collaborative, intuitive, trauma-informed, and skill-based approach to the work. My view of holistic is one that considers a systemic lens, as well as the use of integrative modalities that support a mind-body approach for embodied living. I work with individuals navigating life transitions, relationships, fertility, grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(978) 306-2809 View (978) 306-2809
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Deborah F. Mendleson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Salem, MA 01970
For the past 19 years, I have been a clinical therapist. My clientele covers the adolescent through the geriatric populations. I specialize in a range of affective and anxiety disorders, including Bipolar Disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and anxiety due to medical conditions. I also work with substance abusers. I use an eclectic approach to therapy. One technique is insight-oriented in which I ask exploratory questions with the purpose of ferreting out what is behind one's problem.
For the past 19 years, I have been a clinical therapist. My clientele covers the adolescent through the geriatric populations. I specialize in a range of affective and anxiety disorders, including Bipolar Disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and anxiety due to medical conditions. I also work with substance abusers. I use an eclectic approach to therapy. One technique is insight-oriented in which I ask exploratory questions with the purpose of ferreting out what is behind one's problem.
(978) 822-0984 View (978) 822-0984
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Cassie McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MBA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, MA 01970  (Online Only)
Memories from the past flash across your mind – bits and pieces of the worst thing that ever happened to you. You find yourself thinking about all the things you wish you could have done differently and playing out all of the "coulda, shoulda, wouldas". You're feeling constantly on edge, people tell you you're a control freak, and you just can't seem to ever let your guard down. It's exhausting and you're fed up with feeling this way. You're willing to put in the work to feel better - if you only just knew where to start or how to make yourself feel better. You need help, but just don't know how to start.
Memories from the past flash across your mind – bits and pieces of the worst thing that ever happened to you. You find yourself thinking about all the things you wish you could have done differently and playing out all of the "coulda, shoulda, wouldas". You're feeling constantly on edge, people tell you you're a control freak, and you just can't seem to ever let your guard down. It's exhausting and you're fed up with feeling this way. You're willing to put in the work to feel better - if you only just knew where to start or how to make yourself feel better. You need help, but just don't know how to start.
(351) 200-3649 View (351) 200-3649
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Sara Frawley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Salem, MA 01970
Not accepting new clients
NOTE: I am not currently accepting new clients. I provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment to help you develop goals and take the next steps. My approach to therapy is interactive. Our work together will be based your wants and needs. I will work closely with you to identify causes of your concerns, learn tools to make change, and help you build understanding about yourself and your world.
NOTE: I am not currently accepting new clients. I provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment to help you develop goals and take the next steps. My approach to therapy is interactive. Our work together will be based your wants and needs. I will work closely with you to identify causes of your concerns, learn tools to make change, and help you build understanding about yourself and your world.
(978) 241-7198 View (978) 241-7198
Photo of Emily Kulkarni, Pre-Licensed Professional in Salem, MA
Emily Kulkarni
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MS
Verified
Salem, MA 01970  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with sadness, anger, worry, or feeling alone and overwhelmed, reaching out for help is courageous. I create a nonjudgmental space that is warm, genuine, and collaborative to help you find relief and feel seen. Through compassion and a sense of humor, clients have shared that they feel they could authentically be themselves with me. Together, we will use various evidence-based techniques to help you explore, heal, and make changes in your life that are important to you. Therapy is a place where you will feel safe to learn helpful tools and find coping skills to make lasting changes.
Whether you are struggling with sadness, anger, worry, or feeling alone and overwhelmed, reaching out for help is courageous. I create a nonjudgmental space that is warm, genuine, and collaborative to help you find relief and feel seen. Through compassion and a sense of humor, clients have shared that they feel they could authentically be themselves with me. Together, we will use various evidence-based techniques to help you explore, heal, and make changes in your life that are important to you. Therapy is a place where you will feel safe to learn helpful tools and find coping skills to make lasting changes.
(978) 581-2056 View (978) 581-2056
Photo of Arjana Makoci, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Arjana Makoci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, MA 01970
I have been in the mental health field since 2007, excited to learn and grow in this industry from day one. Starting off as a program supervisor for high risk youth, to becoming a therapeutic mentor, to in-home based therapy, to outpatient therapy and to hospital emergency services has allowed me the ability to take everything I've learned in the field and build a group private practice that can truly make a difference. Our practice has 8 total clinicians and immediate availability. Click on our website to learn more about each clinician and our practice!
I have been in the mental health field since 2007, excited to learn and grow in this industry from day one. Starting off as a program supervisor for high risk youth, to becoming a therapeutic mentor, to in-home based therapy, to outpatient therapy and to hospital emergency services has allowed me the ability to take everything I've learned in the field and build a group private practice that can truly make a difference. Our practice has 8 total clinicians and immediate availability. Click on our website to learn more about each clinician and our practice!
(978) 567-7856 View (978) 567-7856
Photo of Lisa Dubreuil, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Lisa Dubreuil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, MA 01970
Waitlist for new clients
Tired of feeling out of control around food and bad about your body? Want to get off the dieting and binging roller coaster and find some peace? I can teach you how to stop wasting time and energy struggling with food and weight so you can move on to what really matters in your life. You don't have to chase a number on a scale. You can learn how to find happiness and satisfaction in the body you're in today. Self care doesn't have to be stressful; it's possible to find real balance in your life. Let me teach you how.
Tired of feeling out of control around food and bad about your body? Want to get off the dieting and binging roller coaster and find some peace? I can teach you how to stop wasting time and energy struggling with food and weight so you can move on to what really matters in your life. You don't have to chase a number on a scale. You can learn how to find happiness and satisfaction in the body you're in today. Self care doesn't have to be stressful; it's possible to find real balance in your life. Let me teach you how.
(617) 274-8783 View (617) 274-8783
Photo of Jane B Ross, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Jane B Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Salem, MA 01970
Tri-Well Health is a therapeutic and consultative psychotherapy practice for girls, adolescent girls, young women, women who are seeking an integrative approach to health, wellness and healing. It is my privilege to assist and witness deep healing with each person. Through enhanced connection, I work collaboratively in a warm, respectful space. Issues we may address include depression, anxiety, family and peer relationships, struggles with school, stress, low self-esteem and addictions. Working together, we will identify and build upon your strengths so that you can attain improved emotional health and well-being.
Tri-Well Health is a therapeutic and consultative psychotherapy practice for girls, adolescent girls, young women, women who are seeking an integrative approach to health, wellness and healing. It is my privilege to assist and witness deep healing with each person. Through enhanced connection, I work collaboratively in a warm, respectful space. Issues we may address include depression, anxiety, family and peer relationships, struggles with school, stress, low self-esteem and addictions. Working together, we will identify and build upon your strengths so that you can attain improved emotional health and well-being.
(978) 631-1624 View (978) 631-1624
Photo of Carolanne Hale, Marriage & Family Therapist in Salem, MA
Carolanne Hale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT
Salem, MA 01970
May I begin by writing that I recognize your courage for seeking help. You or a family member must be struggling right now. If life looks bleak, please know that there can be hope. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and Massachusetts who works with individuals, couples and families struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stressful life changes, trauma, acculturation challenges and illness. I honor a collaborative relationship with my clients and strive toward finding solutions that are authentic to you. You have a story and I listen, building on the strengths you already possess.
May I begin by writing that I recognize your courage for seeking help. You or a family member must be struggling right now. If life looks bleak, please know that there can be hope. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and Massachusetts who works with individuals, couples and families struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stressful life changes, trauma, acculturation challenges and illness. I honor a collaborative relationship with my clients and strive toward finding solutions that are authentic to you. You have a story and I listen, building on the strengths you already possess.
(925) 948-8067 View (925) 948-8067
Photo of Alessandra Frissora-Poston, Psychologist in Salem, MA
Alessandra Frissora-Poston
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Salem, MA 01970
Dr. Frissora-Poston provides individual psychotherapy for adults. Her areas of interest include: Depression, anxiety, grief, and life transitions as well as maternal mental health and reproductive loss/trauma. Dr. Frissora-Poston prioritizes building a strong therapeutic relationship and then integrates different therapeutic approaches including, cognitive behavioral, relational, and psychodynamic perspectives tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Dr. Frissora-Poston also uses behavioral medicine strategies that support mind-body health.
Dr. Frissora-Poston provides individual psychotherapy for adults. Her areas of interest include: Depression, anxiety, grief, and life transitions as well as maternal mental health and reproductive loss/trauma. Dr. Frissora-Poston prioritizes building a strong therapeutic relationship and then integrates different therapeutic approaches including, cognitive behavioral, relational, and psychodynamic perspectives tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Dr. Frissora-Poston also uses behavioral medicine strategies that support mind-body health.
(978) 619-8296 View (978) 619-8296
Photo of Summer Baidak, Counselor in Salem, MA
Summer Baidak
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Salem, MA 01970  (Online Only)
An interactive therapist who enjoys the collaboration of the process with the client as the expert ...and the therapist as a guide.... My approach integrates cognitive behavioral strategies ....interpersonal psychodynamic and solution-based strategies.... An extensive knowledge of human behavior in the daily life struggles that individuals, families and couples face daily.. Experience working with individuals and the families around special-needs/ cognitive/educational/life planning/educational advocacy/obtaining outside services psychotherapy/social skills training /behavior modification...
An interactive therapist who enjoys the collaboration of the process with the client as the expert ...and the therapist as a guide.... My approach integrates cognitive behavioral strategies ....interpersonal psychodynamic and solution-based strategies.... An extensive knowledge of human behavior in the daily life struggles that individuals, families and couples face daily.. Experience working with individuals and the families around special-needs/ cognitive/educational/life planning/educational advocacy/obtaining outside services psychotherapy/social skills training /behavior modification...
(978) 633-7765 View (978) 633-7765
Photo of Matt Stella, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Matt Stella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DiplPW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, MA 01970
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. My name is Matt Stella, and my goal is to reconnect you to the wisdom and depth in your life that make all problems workable. In fact, the worst symptoms and problems that we wrestle with often hold the seed for growth and transformation. Working with adults, couples, and men's groups, my life’s work is to facilitate transformation out of all forms of suffering. Part of my work is to serve male survivors of sexual abuse or assault. (See MenHealing.org) When needed, I use EMDR to address and heal the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect for adults of all genders.
Hello and welcome. My name is Matt Stella, and my goal is to reconnect you to the wisdom and depth in your life that make all problems workable. In fact, the worst symptoms and problems that we wrestle with often hold the seed for growth and transformation. Working with adults, couples, and men's groups, my life’s work is to facilitate transformation out of all forms of suffering. Part of my work is to serve male survivors of sexual abuse or assault. (See MenHealing.org) When needed, I use EMDR to address and heal the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect for adults of all genders.
(617) 249-3054 View (617) 249-3054
Photo of Edith Bross Johns LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Edith Bross Johns LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Salem, MA 01970  (Online Only)
Does it seem as if you are weathering the same emotional storm with your partner, no matter what the topic? Does it seem as if life has tossed you into a deep ocean of surging emotions and thoughts- and you're treading water in your moments of disconnection? Or do you feel alone in a dark pit, or frozen and cut off from the one who matters most? Are there nagging problems you just can't seem to find solutions for? Together, you and I can find the shore, the sunshine, the ladder up to the renewed connection to full connection in love.
Does it seem as if you are weathering the same emotional storm with your partner, no matter what the topic? Does it seem as if life has tossed you into a deep ocean of surging emotions and thoughts- and you're treading water in your moments of disconnection? Or do you feel alone in a dark pit, or frozen and cut off from the one who matters most? Are there nagging problems you just can't seem to find solutions for? Together, you and I can find the shore, the sunshine, the ladder up to the renewed connection to full connection in love.
(978) 598-3120 View (978) 598-3120
Photo of Mary Doherty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Mary Doherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Salem, MA 01970
I am licensed independent clinical social worker with over 20 years experience working with adults, youth and families. I currently work with adults and young adults helping to navigate transitions, relationships and life stressors. My approach is collaborative, strength based tailoring treatment to the individual 's needs. I bring expertise and real lived experience to working with issues of divorce, child custody, parenting support, and anxiety and depression. I use both behavioral and interpersonal approaches to therapy. Please feel free to reach out to me for a 15 consultation.
I am licensed independent clinical social worker with over 20 years experience working with adults, youth and families. I currently work with adults and young adults helping to navigate transitions, relationships and life stressors. My approach is collaborative, strength based tailoring treatment to the individual 's needs. I bring expertise and real lived experience to working with issues of divorce, child custody, parenting support, and anxiety and depression. I use both behavioral and interpersonal approaches to therapy. Please feel free to reach out to me for a 15 consultation.
(978) 961-4020 View (978) 961-4020
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Sarah Leva Spy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Salem, MA 01970  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I approach the therapeutic relationship with respect and care, recognizing the vulnerability it may take just to get here. The process of healing looks different for each person, and in my practice I utilize a blend of holistic and practical skills work for mood, self worth and interpersonal challenges typically seen in Complex PTSD or borderline personality disorder. I work with adults ages 18 and above, and practice from a social justice framework to identify how the external may be affecting the internal. I have special interest in working with young adults on issues of identity and self worth.
I approach the therapeutic relationship with respect and care, recognizing the vulnerability it may take just to get here. The process of healing looks different for each person, and in my practice I utilize a blend of holistic and practical skills work for mood, self worth and interpersonal challenges typically seen in Complex PTSD or borderline personality disorder. I work with adults ages 18 and above, and practice from a social justice framework to identify how the external may be affecting the internal. I have special interest in working with young adults on issues of identity and self worth.
(978) 295-2855 View (978) 295-2855
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Heidi Vega Cavanaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, MA 01970  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Note: Email is the best way to reach me for faster reply. I am a therapist who is passionate about helping my clients regain (or maybe gain for the first time) a true sense of self. Addiction, old behavior patterns, unhealthy coping mechanisms... they can all derail us from discovering our authenticity and our purpose in life. I have experience in helping clients of all backgrounds move into recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, anxiety disorders, and depression.
Note: Email is the best way to reach me for faster reply. I am a therapist who is passionate about helping my clients regain (or maybe gain for the first time) a true sense of self. Addiction, old behavior patterns, unhealthy coping mechanisms... they can all derail us from discovering our authenticity and our purpose in life. I have experience in helping clients of all backgrounds move into recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, anxiety disorders, and depression.
(857) 424-0779 View (857) 424-0779

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Number of Therapists in Salem, MA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Salem, MA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Optum
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Salem, MA see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
17% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Salem?

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.