Therapists in Stow, MA

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Judith Weiler Psychotherapist
EMDR, REIKI, EFT
1 Endorsed
Stow, MA 01775  (Online Only)
Tired of Talk Therapy? Bored with Behaviorism? Sick of being Stuck? There are ways to end your discomfort. You can make friends with your pain, move through it and thrive, like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. With a wise and loving guide, you can find your way through your life story and beyond it, into health. By opening to emotions that have been stuck in your body your whole life you come to a peaceful place within. You are already loved and forgiven. You can release your pain and shame, and befriend yourself. Judith Weiler can help.
Tired of Talk Therapy? Bored with Behaviorism? Sick of being Stuck? There are ways to end your discomfort. You can make friends with your pain, move through it and thrive, like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. With a wise and loving guide, you can find your way through your life story and beyond it, into health. By opening to emotions that have been stuck in your body your whole life you come to a peaceful place within. You are already loved and forgiven. You can release your pain and shame, and befriend yourself. Judith Weiler can help.
(978) 615-4792 View (978) 615-4792
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Janet Strassman Perlmutter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Stow, MA 01775  (Online Only)
Everyone has within themselves the resources they need to feel better, function better, and engage in more rewarding relationships. But it doesn't always feel that way. My work is to help you clear the barriers to engaging with your inner strengths. No matter what you're struggling with, I'll help you focus on ways to know yourself better, honor your needs, communicate more productively, navigate conflicts more successfully, and manage times of transition with greater clarity, perspective, and hope. Learn how to better tolerate and even grow from your most unsettled parts as you develop trust and confidence in your inner wisdom.
Everyone has within themselves the resources they need to feel better, function better, and engage in more rewarding relationships. But it doesn't always feel that way. My work is to help you clear the barriers to engaging with your inner strengths. No matter what you're struggling with, I'll help you focus on ways to know yourself better, honor your needs, communicate more productively, navigate conflicts more successfully, and manage times of transition with greater clarity, perspective, and hope. Learn how to better tolerate and even grow from your most unsettled parts as you develop trust and confidence in your inner wisdom.
(978) 675-3802 View (978) 675-3802
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Joel D. Perlmutter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Stow, MA 01775
The calm supportive environment I create empowers you to make the changes you seek, establishing balance and hope, often in just a few sessions. My approach is eclectic, comprehensive and holistic, teaching skills to avoid medication whenever possible. As a Licensed Psychologist, I've aided clients in Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut for 35 years. Many families have come back years later when their family is dealing with their next developmental challenge or sent friends to work with the same caring, skillful counselor/therapist.
The calm supportive environment I create empowers you to make the changes you seek, establishing balance and hope, often in just a few sessions. My approach is eclectic, comprehensive and holistic, teaching skills to avoid medication whenever possible. As a Licensed Psychologist, I've aided clients in Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut for 35 years. Many families have come back years later when their family is dealing with their next developmental challenge or sent friends to work with the same caring, skillful counselor/therapist.
(508) 928-5167 View (508) 928-5167
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Marvin Lew
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Stow, MA 01775  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Board Certified Psychologist who brings 35 years of experience in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies to adults in Metro West. My practice uses principles and techniques supported by research in cognitive and behavioral psychology and have my diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology. I frequently use compassionate therapies including Mindfulness techniques for managing attention, depression, anxiety as well as other problems. My practice is clinically tailored to each person in a warm empathic manner and I recognize that being a good listener allows me to better help my patients.
I'm a Board Certified Psychologist who brings 35 years of experience in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies to adults in Metro West. My practice uses principles and techniques supported by research in cognitive and behavioral psychology and have my diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology. I frequently use compassionate therapies including Mindfulness techniques for managing attention, depression, anxiety as well as other problems. My practice is clinically tailored to each person in a warm empathic manner and I recognize that being a good listener allows me to better help my patients.
(351) 200-4137 View (351) 200-4137
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Streff Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Stow, MA 01775
We can help. Streff Associates is a multidisciplinary group practice of skilled clinicians that has been helping children, teens, couples and families heal and find their strengths for over forty years. Our therapists are compassionate and strengths-based and forge deep, strong connections with their clients. Our decades of relationships with schools and other providers allow us to collaborate with your other supporting professionals. We treat a wide variety of issues including Anxiety, ADHD, Addictions, Depression, Mood Disorders, School issues, Family conflict, Behavioral issues, ASD Spectrum, Adjustment issues, Grief & Loss, Tauma / PTSD, Life transitions, Domestic violence, Parenting issues, and many other challenging problems.
We can help. Streff Associates is a multidisciplinary group practice of skilled clinicians that has been helping children, teens, couples and families heal and find their strengths for over forty years. Our therapists are compassionate and strengths-based and forge deep, strong connections with their clients. Our decades of relationships with schools and other providers allow us to collaborate with your other supporting professionals. We treat a wide variety of issues including Anxiety, ADHD, Addictions, Depression, Mood Disorders, School issues, Family conflict, Behavioral issues, ASD Spectrum, Adjustment issues, Grief & Loss, Tauma / PTSD, Life transitions, Domestic violence, Parenting issues, and many other challenging problems.
(978) 263-0439 View (978) 263-0439
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Jessica Jenkins, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Stow, MA 01775
I am an LMHC educated at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA with over 10 years experience in the mental health field. I walk beside you as you get back in touch with who you are, your true potential, what you need & deserve as you discover your personal truth, identity and voice. I utilize person-centered CBT, DBT, inner child work, motivational interviewing, psychodynamics, expressive and play therapies, mindfulness and strength-based positive psychology to reduce the symptoms causing distress. I treat individual children age 6 +, adolescents and adults and occassionally will offer group therapy.
I am an LMHC educated at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA with over 10 years experience in the mental health field. I walk beside you as you get back in touch with who you are, your true potential, what you need & deserve as you discover your personal truth, identity and voice. I utilize person-centered CBT, DBT, inner child work, motivational interviewing, psychodynamics, expressive and play therapies, mindfulness and strength-based positive psychology to reduce the symptoms causing distress. I treat individual children age 6 +, adolescents and adults and occassionally will offer group therapy.
(978) 384-1069 View (978) 384-1069
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Megan Elizabeth Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Stow, MA 01775  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My passion and dedication to the work is evident upon our first meeting. My positive energy stems from the belief that change is possible and I come to restore hope. I provide an open, compassionate and non judgmental space for my clients to explore their past and present lives. Collaboratively, we work together, at your pace, to obtain the goals that you identify. I believe that parenting is a journey that we undertake without a map and, at times, along the way, we all get lost. And, together, we can create a new path that feels good to you.
My passion and dedication to the work is evident upon our first meeting. My positive energy stems from the belief that change is possible and I come to restore hope. I provide an open, compassionate and non judgmental space for my clients to explore their past and present lives. Collaboratively, we work together, at your pace, to obtain the goals that you identify. I believe that parenting is a journey that we undertake without a map and, at times, along the way, we all get lost. And, together, we can create a new path that feels good to you.
(617) 340-7138 View (617) 340-7138
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Lynn Pollock
Counselor, MA, LMHC, REAT
Verified
Stow, MA 01775  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in techniques to help individuals build their inherent strengths and learn more adaptive responses to the pressures and stress of life. Integrating EMDR and traditional talk therapy with expressive arts and other interactive modalities, we will work together to tap into your inner wisdom and create the change you want to see.
Welcome! I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in techniques to help individuals build their inherent strengths and learn more adaptive responses to the pressures and stress of life. Integrating EMDR and traditional talk therapy with expressive arts and other interactive modalities, we will work together to tap into your inner wisdom and create the change you want to see.
(978) 716-2853 View (978) 716-2853
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Kirstie Winin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Stow, MA 01775
I'm an Associate Mental Health Clinician who works with adults of all ages who struggle with addiction, grief/loss, relationship issues, and managing stress and life transitions. My goal is to help you stop feeling stuck and overwhelmed and start encouraging your healing and transformation.
I'm an Associate Mental Health Clinician who works with adults of all ages who struggle with addiction, grief/loss, relationship issues, and managing stress and life transitions. My goal is to help you stop feeling stuck and overwhelmed and start encouraging your healing and transformation.
(781) 693-3200 View (781) 693-3200
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Cavanaugh Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stow, MA 01775  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking this first step at seeking out therapy! I'm glad you're here. Primarily, I work with adult clients (18+) who are having struggles in their lives ranging from everyday anxiety/depression, to situationally focused concerns, boundary setting, and coaching. Whether entering a new chapter of your life or facing ongoing challenges I feel that everyone can use a helping hand to assist you through your journey.
Thank you for taking this first step at seeking out therapy! I'm glad you're here. Primarily, I work with adult clients (18+) who are having struggles in their lives ranging from everyday anxiety/depression, to situationally focused concerns, boundary setting, and coaching. Whether entering a new chapter of your life or facing ongoing challenges I feel that everyone can use a helping hand to assist you through your journey.
(978) 588-2486 View (978) 588-2486
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Jennifer Pavlopoulos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Stow, MA 01775
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working closely with individuals to help find the inner wisdom and self-compassion necessary to achieve desired change. Using a a foundation of psychodynamic theory, attachment/developmental theory and relational models, I tailor therapy for each client with the goal of supporting better functioning and wellness.
I enjoy working closely with individuals to help find the inner wisdom and self-compassion necessary to achieve desired change. Using a a foundation of psychodynamic theory, attachment/developmental theory and relational models, I tailor therapy for each client with the goal of supporting better functioning and wellness.
(508) 348-7036 View (508) 348-7036
The Be Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Stow, MA 01775  (Online Only)
Welcome to The Be Center. We are a telehealth online parent-focused center dedicated to helping parents navigate the challenges of having a child or young adult who is struggling with behavioral and emotional issues. We believe parents need support in knowing WHAT and HOW to cope with, understand, and respond to the challenges that arise when a loved one is struggling with mental health. When parents feel nourished and empowered, they are able to guide their families back to wellness. How do we do this? We support parents in not only the understanding but also the implementation of skills and interventions thought parent coaching.
Welcome to The Be Center. We are a telehealth online parent-focused center dedicated to helping parents navigate the challenges of having a child or young adult who is struggling with behavioral and emotional issues. We believe parents need support in knowing WHAT and HOW to cope with, understand, and respond to the challenges that arise when a loved one is struggling with mental health. When parents feel nourished and empowered, they are able to guide their families back to wellness. How do we do this? We support parents in not only the understanding but also the implementation of skills and interventions thought parent coaching.
(978) 404-7104 View (978) 404-7104

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Mallory Kroll
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Concord, MA 01742  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Life Coach, and Reiki Master. I honor the courage and vulnerability it takes to reach out and I celebrate you for showing up for yourself. I offer virtual therapy, specializing in life transitions, anxiety, spirituality, self-esteem, and existential challenges. I’m also a mother and understand the demands this can place on us while also balancing and navigating relationships, work demands, as well as identity. As a Reiki Master, I'm very attuned to clients' energy during sessions and I’ll support you with connecting to your intuition and mind-body connection.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Life Coach, and Reiki Master. I honor the courage and vulnerability it takes to reach out and I celebrate you for showing up for yourself. I offer virtual therapy, specializing in life transitions, anxiety, spirituality, self-esteem, and existential challenges. I’m also a mother and understand the demands this can place on us while also balancing and navigating relationships, work demands, as well as identity. As a Reiki Master, I'm very attuned to clients' energy during sessions and I’ll support you with connecting to your intuition and mind-body connection.
(781) 527-5030 View (781) 527-5030
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Dr. Kristina Pinto
EdD
Verified
Marlborough, MA 01752  (Online Only)
Challenges with attention, memory, executive function, and communication can disrupt work, school, and home life. Stress, poor sleep, anxiety, health conditions, trauma, and mood difficulties often make things worse. Concern for disorders such as ADHD, autism, dementia, or other cognitive conditions typically calls for a formal neuropsychological evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses, provide diagnostic clarity, and determine next steps. This can empower you to secure academic and work accommodations, implement appropriate strategies, and access needed resources.
Challenges with attention, memory, executive function, and communication can disrupt work, school, and home life. Stress, poor sleep, anxiety, health conditions, trauma, and mood difficulties often make things worse. Concern for disorders such as ADHD, autism, dementia, or other cognitive conditions typically calls for a formal neuropsychological evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses, provide diagnostic clarity, and determine next steps. This can empower you to secure academic and work accommodations, implement appropriate strategies, and access needed resources.
(508) 257-1662 View (508) 257-1662
Photo of Joanne Loomer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stow, MA
Joanne Loomer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Concord, MA 01742
Welcome! I specialize in working with older adolescents, young adults, and parents, to help develop strategies to manage a variety of stressors including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief and loss, academic challenges, life transitions and relationship struggles. My style encompasses an active, collaborative, strengths-based approach, utilizing humor, compassion and warmth, to build a safe and trusting relationship with my clients. My goal is to help you explore road blocks, to gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and to attain solutions that improves overall wellness and enhances personal growth.
Welcome! I specialize in working with older adolescents, young adults, and parents, to help develop strategies to manage a variety of stressors including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief and loss, academic challenges, life transitions and relationship struggles. My style encompasses an active, collaborative, strengths-based approach, utilizing humor, compassion and warmth, to build a safe and trusting relationship with my clients. My goal is to help you explore road blocks, to gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and to attain solutions that improves overall wellness and enhances personal growth.
(339) 330-4297 View (339) 330-4297
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Paige Peck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LICSW
Verified
Framingham, MA 01702  (Online Only)
My name is Paige Peck, J.D., LICSW. I am an independently licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling to adults. I graduated from the University of Michigan and both the Boston University School of Law and the School of Social Work. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, adjustment, grief/loss, and relationship issues. I utilize CBT and solution focused modes of therapy to help clients build on their strengths, learn new skills, challenge negative thinking, and change painful emotional patterns in order to achieve positive resolution to problems and successful personal development and fulfillment.
My name is Paige Peck, J.D., LICSW. I am an independently licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling to adults. I graduated from the University of Michigan and both the Boston University School of Law and the School of Social Work. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, adjustment, grief/loss, and relationship issues. I utilize CBT and solution focused modes of therapy to help clients build on their strengths, learn new skills, challenge negative thinking, and change painful emotional patterns in order to achieve positive resolution to problems and successful personal development and fulfillment.
(508) 928-8661 View (508) 928-8661
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Carol A Lambert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, MA 01742
From over 30 years of experience, I bring a warm and interactive approach to helping you address emotional issue/s that interfere with living the life you'd like to live. These emotional issues could be depression, trauma, anxiety, divorce, grief, abuse, low-self esteem, etc. I draw from a host of treatment models that I believe will best suit your needs including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). One model is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) that's particular helpful in facilitating resolution of issues in a shorter amount of time.
From over 30 years of experience, I bring a warm and interactive approach to helping you address emotional issue/s that interfere with living the life you'd like to live. These emotional issues could be depression, trauma, anxiety, divorce, grief, abuse, low-self esteem, etc. I draw from a host of treatment models that I believe will best suit your needs including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). One model is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) that's particular helpful in facilitating resolution of issues in a shorter amount of time.
(978) 369-0259 View (978) 369-0259
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Sara Murphy
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Marlborough, MA 01752
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients at this time. Welcome, I'm so glad you're here. I am an empathetic compassionate clinician dedicated to supporting individuals and couples embarking on their healing journey. I have extensive experience working with complex trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, ADHD, self harm, survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, survivors of narcissistic abuse, depression, and anxiety. I believe that there is no "one size fits all" to therapy so I create catered individualized treatment plans to meet each clients needs. It would be an honor to stand by your side through this journey of healing.
Not accepting new clients at this time. Welcome, I'm so glad you're here. I am an empathetic compassionate clinician dedicated to supporting individuals and couples embarking on their healing journey. I have extensive experience working with complex trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, ADHD, self harm, survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, survivors of narcissistic abuse, depression, and anxiety. I believe that there is no "one size fits all" to therapy so I create catered individualized treatment plans to meet each clients needs. It would be an honor to stand by your side through this journey of healing.
(508) 290-8398 View (508) 290-8398
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Robert A Weaver III
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sudbury, MA 01776
About Me and the Weaver Center Team: ME: Having been diagnosed with dyslexia, attention deficit, memory and organization problems in 1962 at Mass General Hospital in Boston and with the term for my disorder was Minimal Brain Damage (MBD) and Reading Retardation, some thought the hopes for me were going to be very complicated at the very least. so I have created an amazing group of highly trained and skilled professionals to work in a multidisciplinary center, the Weaver Center www.weavercenter.org please visit us
About Me and the Weaver Center Team: ME: Having been diagnosed with dyslexia, attention deficit, memory and organization problems in 1962 at Mass General Hospital in Boston and with the term for my disorder was Minimal Brain Damage (MBD) and Reading Retardation, some thought the hopes for me were going to be very complicated at the very least. so I have created an amazing group of highly trained and skilled professionals to work in a multidisciplinary center, the Weaver Center www.weavercenter.org please visit us
(508) 290-8092 View (508) 290-8092
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Jenny Ribeiro-de Sa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Sudbury, MA 01776  (Online Only)
Using a integrative style, I work with my clients in order to help them explore the social, emotional, biological, nutritional, and intellectual factors that are impeding them. My primary goal as a therapist is to build warm relationships characterized by acceptance and humor. I find that it is empowering for my clients to take an active role in creating our work together, whether that is short-term treatment targeting a specific problem, or more in-depth work.
Using a integrative style, I work with my clients in order to help them explore the social, emotional, biological, nutritional, and intellectual factors that are impeding them. My primary goal as a therapist is to build warm relationships characterized by acceptance and humor. I find that it is empowering for my clients to take an active role in creating our work together, whether that is short-term treatment targeting a specific problem, or more in-depth work.
(774) 208-0645 View (774) 208-0645

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Stow, MA

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Stow, MA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Parenting
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
67% Grief

Average years in practice

28 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Harvard Pilgrim
56% Optum

How Therapists in Stow, MA see their clients

58% Online Only
42% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Stow?

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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.