Therapists in Southborough, MA

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Molly Ryan
MhD
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01745  (Online Only)
Welcome! I offer counseling services that help you unearth and release old scars, limiting blocks and unhealthy life patterns that keep you from experiencing the fullness of a rich, thriving and enjoyable life. I am highly effective at helping clients turn struggle and pain into peace and empowerment. Sessions bring relief, stimulate growth and bring healing to the many troubling issues, occurrences and challenges that have piled upon you. Through your focus here, you will be equipped to move forward in renewed clarity and truth on your journey to robust happiness and unstoppable success. Now is the time!
Welcome! I offer counseling services that help you unearth and release old scars, limiting blocks and unhealthy life patterns that keep you from experiencing the fullness of a rich, thriving and enjoyable life. I am highly effective at helping clients turn struggle and pain into peace and empowerment. Sessions bring relief, stimulate growth and bring healing to the many troubling issues, occurrences and challenges that have piled upon you. Through your focus here, you will be equipped to move forward in renewed clarity and truth on your journey to robust happiness and unstoppable success. Now is the time!
(508) 869-4422 View (508) 869-4422
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Rebecca Tull Guarino
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southborough, MA 01772  (Online Only)
Do you want to find a way to accomplish important life goals? Are you dealing with overwhelming anxiety? Are you interested in finding natural ways to improve your mood? If so, I may be able to help. Therapy can help us to process life events, family dynamics, and personal identity. Therapy teaches us techniques to overcome symptoms and feel better. It can help us to focus on what is in our control and make small steps toward recovery. Life coaching can help to break down big goals into smaller attainable steps and lead to follow through. Through life coaching you can improve health, career, relationships, family, and home.
Do you want to find a way to accomplish important life goals? Are you dealing with overwhelming anxiety? Are you interested in finding natural ways to improve your mood? If so, I may be able to help. Therapy can help us to process life events, family dynamics, and personal identity. Therapy teaches us techniques to overcome symptoms and feel better. It can help us to focus on what is in our control and make small steps toward recovery. Life coaching can help to break down big goals into smaller attainable steps and lead to follow through. Through life coaching you can improve health, career, relationships, family, and home.
(774) 489-3058 View (774) 489-3058
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Sandra Peters
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southborough, MA 01772  (Online Only)
If you are having difficulty managing the physical, emotional, and psychological demands that life invariably brings, perhaps I can help. I have twenty years' experience working with children, families, and adults. The core of my treatment revolves around identifying strengths and building on resiliency. I can help you manage daily stressors, form meaningful relationships, and rebuild a healthy sense of self.
If you are having difficulty managing the physical, emotional, and psychological demands that life invariably brings, perhaps I can help. I have twenty years' experience working with children, families, and adults. The core of my treatment revolves around identifying strengths and building on resiliency. I can help you manage daily stressors, form meaningful relationships, and rebuild a healthy sense of self.
(617) 934-8626 View (617) 934-8626
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Jonathan Baum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772  (Online Only)
After 20+ years working in the mental health field, I have seen firsthand that when you put yourself and your mental health first, all other elements of your life get better: relationships, work, family, and your overall emotional and physical wellbeing. In a chaotic world that often creates undue stress for everyone, finding a way to cope with life’s everyday issues is more important than ever. And an investment in your mental health is always worthwhile. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or anything else, I look forward to talking with you about how we can navigate the issues together.
After 20+ years working in the mental health field, I have seen firsthand that when you put yourself and your mental health first, all other elements of your life get better: relationships, work, family, and your overall emotional and physical wellbeing. In a chaotic world that often creates undue stress for everyone, finding a way to cope with life’s everyday issues is more important than ever. And an investment in your mental health is always worthwhile. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or anything else, I look forward to talking with you about how we can navigate the issues together.
(978) 643-9096 View (978) 643-9096
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Kelley Smith, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Southborough, MA 01772
Not accepting new clients
* Please note I am not currently accepting new clients and I do not keep a waiting list. Change is part of life, but nobody said it would be this hard. You are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and listening to those negative thoughts playing in your head. You can’t stop judging yourself or figure out how to do things differently. Possibly life took a turn, such as death, illness, trauma, or relationship difficulties. Or a transition is ahead such as pregnancy, marriage, or an empty nest, a time that you think you should feel happy. Though, you have mixed feelings, which brings you back to that self-judging cycle.
* Please note I am not currently accepting new clients and I do not keep a waiting list. Change is part of life, but nobody said it would be this hard. You are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and listening to those negative thoughts playing in your head. You can’t stop judging yourself or figure out how to do things differently. Possibly life took a turn, such as death, illness, trauma, or relationship difficulties. Or a transition is ahead such as pregnancy, marriage, or an empty nest, a time that you think you should feel happy. Though, you have mixed feelings, which brings you back to that self-judging cycle.
(339) 674-4974 View (339) 674-4974
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Richard Soper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southborough, MA 01745  (Online Only)
I'm not a fan of flowery language or vague, idealistic words. My clients are real people who are contending with the struggles of life. They are frequently intelligent, complex, skilled, and hardworking. They're often looking to explore an issue they can't share with other people in their lives or one that others seem worn out on discussing. They might feel stuck, or like they've missed out on something important on their journey to becoming their current self. They might struggle with a relationship, problematic feelings, or behaviors that don't make sense. My clients are looking for the opportunity to set some things in order.
I'm not a fan of flowery language or vague, idealistic words. My clients are real people who are contending with the struggles of life. They are frequently intelligent, complex, skilled, and hardworking. They're often looking to explore an issue they can't share with other people in their lives or one that others seem worn out on discussing. They might feel stuck, or like they've missed out on something important on their journey to becoming their current self. They might struggle with a relationship, problematic feelings, or behaviors that don't make sense. My clients are looking for the opportunity to set some things in order.
(727) 591-4966 View (727) 591-4966
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Kat Gillespie
Pre-Licensed Professional, LADC2
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772
Kat Gillespie holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy with a minor in Fine Arts from Lesley University and is currently a 2nd year master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with a specialization in Art Therapy at Lesley University. She has been in recovery since March 31st, 2018 and is an active member of the 12-step fellowship and believes that well-being begins with community. She is the illustrator of children’s book series dedicated to helping children grieve from parent’s lost from substance use disorder: “Mama Paca: My Heart Won’t Let You Go” and “Papa Paca: Kindhearted Warrior” by Sarah Cloud.
Kat Gillespie holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy with a minor in Fine Arts from Lesley University and is currently a 2nd year master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with a specialization in Art Therapy at Lesley University. She has been in recovery since March 31st, 2018 and is an active member of the 12-step fellowship and believes that well-being begins with community. She is the illustrator of children’s book series dedicated to helping children grieve from parent’s lost from substance use disorder: “Mama Paca: My Heart Won’t Let You Go” and “Papa Paca: Kindhearted Warrior” by Sarah Cloud.
(508) 691-8910 View (508) 691-8910
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Katie Twomey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA , RC
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772
Katie Twomey has been working at Paramount Recovery Centers since May 2022 as a Primary Therapist. Katie has worked in the mental health and addiction field since 2015. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UMass Boston in 2014 with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Communication Studies. She is also currently enrolled in the MSW program at Regis College, and her anticipated graduation date is December 2022.
Katie Twomey has been working at Paramount Recovery Centers since May 2022 as a Primary Therapist. Katie has worked in the mental health and addiction field since 2015. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UMass Boston in 2014 with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Communication Studies. She is also currently enrolled in the MSW program at Regis College, and her anticipated graduation date is December 2022.
(508) 593-0951 View (508) 593-0951
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Dr. Shelley L Rattet
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southborough, MA 01772  (Online Only)
A comprehensive evaluation is often the first step in helping to understand an individual's difficulties, cognitive profile and learning differences. Working for years in ADHD clinics and neurodevelopmental centers has fostered my expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations for various cognitive, behavioral and emotional disorders in children and adults. I also have expertise in assessing the neurocognitive effects of chronic Lyme disease and fetal alcohol syndrome. All therapy and testing services are currently provided via telehealth.
A comprehensive evaluation is often the first step in helping to understand an individual's difficulties, cognitive profile and learning differences. Working for years in ADHD clinics and neurodevelopmental centers has fostered my expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations for various cognitive, behavioral and emotional disorders in children and adults. I also have expertise in assessing the neurocognitive effects of chronic Lyme disease and fetal alcohol syndrome. All therapy and testing services are currently provided via telehealth.
(508) 289-1993 View (508) 289-1993
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Kellie Cahalane
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southborough, MA 01772
I currently have In Person availability day time Monday or Wednesday. I do not currently have virtual sessions available. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience in healing environments. I work with a wide variety of individuals including those suffering from trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, addiction, adjustment disorders, low self-worth, chronic stress, relational distress and almost any impairment to functioning as one’s best self. Using a trauma informed, person-centered approach for therapeutic healing, we will work to establish an environment of trust and compassion that allows for transformation.
I currently have In Person availability day time Monday or Wednesday. I do not currently have virtual sessions available. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience in healing environments. I work with a wide variety of individuals including those suffering from trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, addiction, adjustment disorders, low self-worth, chronic stress, relational distress and almost any impairment to functioning as one’s best self. Using a trauma informed, person-centered approach for therapeutic healing, we will work to establish an environment of trust and compassion that allows for transformation.
(351) 277-0190 View (351) 277-0190
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Anner B. Eliot
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772
Dr. Eliot is a licensed psychologist specializing in relationally based psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Dr. Eliot is a licensed psychologist specializing in relationally based psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
(857) 342-3589 View (857) 342-3589
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Carey Greene, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southborough, MA 01772  (Online Only)
Struggling to keep up with all of life's demands? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, trouble sleeping, exhausted and/or stuck? So far, nothing is helping? I can help you to experience relief from the overwhelming thoughts and emotions that can keep you feeling stagnant, out of control, and disconnected from yourself and others. Heard of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? CBT is a problem solving (What's the plan?) and action-oriented (Let's do something about it.) type of therapy with the goal of changing unhealthy thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Let me help you get up and going again!
Struggling to keep up with all of life's demands? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, trouble sleeping, exhausted and/or stuck? So far, nothing is helping? I can help you to experience relief from the overwhelming thoughts and emotions that can keep you feeling stagnant, out of control, and disconnected from yourself and others. Heard of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? CBT is a problem solving (What's the plan?) and action-oriented (Let's do something about it.) type of therapy with the goal of changing unhealthy thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Let me help you get up and going again!
(512) 630-0283 View (512) 630-0283
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David Malecki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772  (Online Only)
You have decided that something must change, you want to understand what is holding you back, and more than anything, you want to give voice to what lies beneath the angst. You have decided that it is time to improve your relationship with yourself and with those closest to you. I am an LICSW with over 30 years of experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds who have shared and taught me much about the complexity of healing and the courage to make change. I specialize in working with young and older adults with issues of trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction.
You have decided that something must change, you want to understand what is holding you back, and more than anything, you want to give voice to what lies beneath the angst. You have decided that it is time to improve your relationship with yourself and with those closest to you. I am an LICSW with over 30 years of experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds who have shared and taught me much about the complexity of healing and the courage to make change. I specialize in working with young and older adults with issues of trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction.
(774) 217-7745 View (774) 217-7745
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Kylie Rogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772  (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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Robert M Mello Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MA, CSAT
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772
Do you ever wonder about or question your relationship to sex? Is there just never enough sex? Do you struggle with emotional intimacy and connecting with others? Do you notice that you repeatedly lie to others, even those closest to you, about your sexual behaviors? As a trained Certified Sexual Addiction therapist (CSAT) I can help you to be curious about, answer, make sense of, and navigate these and many other complex questions. Through a detailed, comprehensive assessment and evaluation process I can help you determine if you have a Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder that would benefit from specific intervention and treatment.
Do you ever wonder about or question your relationship to sex? Is there just never enough sex? Do you struggle with emotional intimacy and connecting with others? Do you notice that you repeatedly lie to others, even those closest to you, about your sexual behaviors? As a trained Certified Sexual Addiction therapist (CSAT) I can help you to be curious about, answer, make sense of, and navigate these and many other complex questions. Through a detailed, comprehensive assessment and evaluation process I can help you determine if you have a Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder that would benefit from specific intervention and treatment.
(617) 934-7762 View (617) 934-7762
Vendetti Wellness Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW's, LMHC's, PsyD, PNPMH's
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01745
At Vendetti Wellness Group, we offer a full range of therapy approaches, psychiatric services, and complementary wellness options to support your well-being. Your journey is different from anyone else’s and you deserve to have wellness options that make sense for your unique situation. Our passionate team will help you develop strategies for how to heal and thrive in your life.
At Vendetti Wellness Group, we offer a full range of therapy approaches, psychiatric services, and complementary wellness options to support your well-being. Your journey is different from anyone else’s and you deserve to have wellness options that make sense for your unique situation. Our passionate team will help you develop strategies for how to heal and thrive in your life.
(508) 417-8340 View (508) 417-8340
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Victoria Counseling Services
PMNP-BC, ACNP-BC
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772
As an Acute/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, I was not cognizant of the impact of mental illness on family and society, until I decided to pursue a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Degree. I believe that societal stigmatization of mental illness, and the shame felt by families who have a loved one with mental illness, makes it difficult for these patients to recover, and live peacefully for the rest of their lives. Psychiatric illness should be treated like a medical illness with no stigma, no blame or shame.
As an Acute/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, I was not cognizant of the impact of mental illness on family and society, until I decided to pursue a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Degree. I believe that societal stigmatization of mental illness, and the shame felt by families who have a loved one with mental illness, makes it difficult for these patients to recover, and live peacefully for the rest of their lives. Psychiatric illness should be treated like a medical illness with no stigma, no blame or shame.
(508) 906-7395 View (508) 906-7395
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Sarah Larsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01745  (Online Only)
Is anxiety or depression getting in the way of the life that you want to lead? Do you want to move towards independence but feel confused or overwhelmed? Are you questioning your sexuality or gender identity? I am here to help. I offer a calming, nonjudgmental presence providing support and helping you to learn new ways of overcoming the difficulties that you face.
Is anxiety or depression getting in the way of the life that you want to lead? Do you want to move towards independence but feel confused or overwhelmed? Are you questioning your sexuality or gender identity? I am here to help. I offer a calming, nonjudgmental presence providing support and helping you to learn new ways of overcoming the difficulties that you face.
(508) 717-3098 View (508) 717-3098
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Laura Polvino
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772
Not accepting new clients
With 20+ years of experience in the field, I work holistically from a collaborative, strength based approach. I apply specific therapeutic techniques and approaches based on identified client needs including, but not limited to, supportive talk therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, wellness strategies, psychoeducation around systems and mental health issues, parental guidance/support work, narrative therapy, and trauma work. I am specifically trained and certified in EFT/tapping, EMDR, and CBT. In practice, I meet you where you are, and use my experience to help guide you to where you want to be.
With 20+ years of experience in the field, I work holistically from a collaborative, strength based approach. I apply specific therapeutic techniques and approaches based on identified client needs including, but not limited to, supportive talk therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, wellness strategies, psychoeducation around systems and mental health issues, parental guidance/support work, narrative therapy, and trauma work. I am specifically trained and certified in EFT/tapping, EMDR, and CBT. In practice, I meet you where you are, and use my experience to help guide you to where you want to be.
(508) 300-9662 View (508) 300-9662
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Dawna Gabowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Southborough, MA 01772
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my practice. I have been helping people of all ages who are struggling with a variety of life's challenges ranging from general stress, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, to the aftermath of severe traumas. I understand that often times the decision to enter therapy and to share the experience of pain and stress can be extraordinarily challenging. I consider my style to be warm, gentle and highly supportive, helping clients identify their strengths and resources as we work together toward your healing.
Welcome to my practice. I have been helping people of all ages who are struggling with a variety of life's challenges ranging from general stress, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, to the aftermath of severe traumas. I understand that often times the decision to enter therapy and to share the experience of pain and stress can be extraordinarily challenging. I consider my style to be warm, gentle and highly supportive, helping clients identify their strengths and resources as we work together toward your healing.
(617) 544-3985 View (617) 544-3985

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Number of Therapists in Southborough, MA

50+

Average cost per session

$157

Therapists in Southborough, MA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
69% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions
63% Stress
62% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Southborough, MA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Southborough?

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.