Therapists in West Roxbury, MA

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Ana M Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
We learn, grow, and work through life’s problems within the context of our relationships. I am trained to treat emotional challenges and behavioral problems within the context of marriage, couples, and family systems. Whether it is the lack of support from our parents or our partners, unresolved trauma, persistent anxiety or depression, or the desire to live more authentically with those closest to us, embarking on a path toward healing is a courageous first step. As you embark on this path, you will learn to communicate more authentically, feel more centered, and develop multiple ways of dealing with life’s challenges.
We learn, grow, and work through life’s problems within the context of our relationships. I am trained to treat emotional challenges and behavioral problems within the context of marriage, couples, and family systems. Whether it is the lack of support from our parents or our partners, unresolved trauma, persistent anxiety or depression, or the desire to live more authentically with those closest to us, embarking on a path toward healing is a courageous first step. As you embark on this path, you will learn to communicate more authentically, feel more centered, and develop multiple ways of dealing with life’s challenges.
(857) 203-8275 View (857) 203-8275
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Carol Abizaid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing difficulties with barriers and obstacles impacted by past trauma, memories, and sustained traumatic affect, and are motivated to enhance your life experience, we will work together to find the path which moves you forward. By using different methods to tune into what feels most organic to your process, we will work together to find the most effective way to reach sustainable emotional growth to increase self regulation and self reliance. I hold BA from Brown Univ., MFA from U. of Calif., Riverside in Experimental Choreography: traumatic memory, MA in Trauma & Violence Studies from NYU, and MSW Fordham Univ.
If you are experiencing difficulties with barriers and obstacles impacted by past trauma, memories, and sustained traumatic affect, and are motivated to enhance your life experience, we will work together to find the path which moves you forward. By using different methods to tune into what feels most organic to your process, we will work together to find the most effective way to reach sustainable emotional growth to increase self regulation and self reliance. I hold BA from Brown Univ., MFA from U. of Calif., Riverside in Experimental Choreography: traumatic memory, MA in Trauma & Violence Studies from NYU, and MSW Fordham Univ.
(617) 915-2711 View (617) 915-2711
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Cathy G Ware
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
I have weekday/daytime openings (M,W,F) for female clients. I think of the work I do as looking at the past while mindfully living in the present. That is, exploring ways to deal with current stresses/symptoms, while also exploring the underlying causes of these painful issues. We can't change what we think or what we feel but we can work on how to handle thoughts and feelings more effectively so they don't have so much impact and influence on us. I help people identify their values and work with them on living those values despite the current situation or circumstances.
I have weekday/daytime openings (M,W,F) for female clients. I think of the work I do as looking at the past while mindfully living in the present. That is, exploring ways to deal with current stresses/symptoms, while also exploring the underlying causes of these painful issues. We can't change what we think or what we feel but we can work on how to handle thoughts and feelings more effectively so they don't have so much impact and influence on us. I help people identify their values and work with them on living those values despite the current situation or circumstances.
(617) 209-3672 View (617) 209-3672
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Katherine O'brien
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently taking referrals for a waitlist which may be 6 months or longer. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please send me an email. I recognize that individuals seek mental health counseling for a variety of reasons. Thus, it is my mission to provide individualized treatment to help you meet your mental health goals. From daily stressors associated with social injustice and COVID to managing chronic and persistent mental illness, I look forward to joining you on your journey to your optimal mental health.
I am currently taking referrals for a waitlist which may be 6 months or longer. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please send me an email. I recognize that individuals seek mental health counseling for a variety of reasons. Thus, it is my mission to provide individualized treatment to help you meet your mental health goals. From daily stressors associated with social injustice and COVID to managing chronic and persistent mental illness, I look forward to joining you on your journey to your optimal mental health.
(617) 295-7677 View (617) 295-7677
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Megan L McGrath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker who received their undergraduate and graduate degree from Boston College. I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital before entering into private practice. I treat individuals from age 14 through adult and older adulthood, having completed clinical internships in graduate school at a school for children with special needs and the geriatric training program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker who received their undergraduate and graduate degree from Boston College. I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital before entering into private practice. I treat individuals from age 14 through adult and older adulthood, having completed clinical internships in graduate school at a school for children with special needs and the geriatric training program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
(781) 951-5048 View (781) 951-5048
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Jenn Brandel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
For more than 20 years, I have provided therapy to individuals, couples and groups, as well as offering training, consultation and clinical supervision to individuals and community organizations. My work centers around bridging transitions, fostering personal growth and developing compassionate responses and strategies to address life's challenges. In addition to providing support and encouragement, I will challenge you to think critically about the choices you are making and to work toward overcoming the obstacles that may be keeping you from achieving your goals.
For more than 20 years, I have provided therapy to individuals, couples and groups, as well as offering training, consultation and clinical supervision to individuals and community organizations. My work centers around bridging transitions, fostering personal growth and developing compassionate responses and strategies to address life's challenges. In addition to providing support and encouragement, I will challenge you to think critically about the choices you are making and to work toward overcoming the obstacles that may be keeping you from achieving your goals.
(617) 229-5492 View (617) 229-5492
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Kaylee D Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
Are you going through a stressful time right now? I can help. Hello, My name is Kaylee Murphy and I help people who are going through challenging times in their lives. What I love about the work I do is that although I initially see people at a low point, as we work together they find the courage, skills, and resilience that transforms their pain and ultimately their situation. It is an honor to be a part of their journey.
Are you going through a stressful time right now? I can help. Hello, My name is Kaylee Murphy and I help people who are going through challenging times in their lives. What I love about the work I do is that although I initially see people at a low point, as we work together they find the courage, skills, and resilience that transforms their pain and ultimately their situation. It is an honor to be a part of their journey.
(617) 539-7357 View (617) 539-7357
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Cori J Williams Licsw–Couples Adults Young Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with your emotions, your marriage, communication, anxiety, depression, or building sustained recovery from alcohol or other substance abuse? Are you having difficulty in the workplace or transitioning to adult life? Adulting is difficult. Working together, we will identify and build on your strengths. We will build resiliency and help you develop practical coping skills that you can start applying right away to make your life better. You can develop the internal resources to navigate your most difficult emotional challenges. Contact me via phone or email. I am looking forward to helping!
Are you struggling with your emotions, your marriage, communication, anxiety, depression, or building sustained recovery from alcohol or other substance abuse? Are you having difficulty in the workplace or transitioning to adult life? Adulting is difficult. Working together, we will identify and build on your strengths. We will build resiliency and help you develop practical coping skills that you can start applying right away to make your life better. You can develop the internal resources to navigate your most difficult emotional challenges. Contact me via phone or email. I am looking forward to helping!
(857) 227-9101 View (857) 227-9101
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Shira Karman
Counselor
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Not accepting new clients
In private practice for many years, at the center of my work is my empathy, warmth and clarity. The roots of my work are grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy, body-centered psychotherapy and expressive arts therapy. With this foundation I can be ally and guide to clients addressing issues of loss, trauma, the challenges of relationship, work, creativity blocks, illnesses, adoption and parenting. I strive to create a sacred space with clients where the insight, safety and intention needed for change, growth and transformation are possible.
In private practice for many years, at the center of my work is my empathy, warmth and clarity. The roots of my work are grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy, body-centered psychotherapy and expressive arts therapy. With this foundation I can be ally and guide to clients addressing issues of loss, trauma, the challenges of relationship, work, creativity blocks, illnesses, adoption and parenting. I strive to create a sacred space with clients where the insight, safety and intention needed for change, growth and transformation are possible.
(617) 394-8957 View (617) 394-8957
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Catherine T Birgeneau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
Endorsement: "Catherine Birgeneau is a gifted therapist and one of the best psychologists with whom I’ve worked.” Dr. Ned Hallowell, Driven to Distraction. - Now from me about my work: My aim as a therapist is to help you gain insight into yourself and why you think and behave as you do while helping you recognize and your true self who has great strength and unique gifts that when harnessed can compel you to feel MUCH better and behave and function much more adaptively. As allies, we will make an actionable plan for your progress in therapy and I will warmly, mindfully, and heartedly and guide you to a better you.
Endorsement: "Catherine Birgeneau is a gifted therapist and one of the best psychologists with whom I’ve worked.” Dr. Ned Hallowell, Driven to Distraction. - Now from me about my work: My aim as a therapist is to help you gain insight into yourself and why you think and behave as you do while helping you recognize and your true self who has great strength and unique gifts that when harnessed can compel you to feel MUCH better and behave and function much more adaptively. As allies, we will make an actionable plan for your progress in therapy and I will warmly, mindfully, and heartedly and guide you to a better you.
(857) 214-7766 View (857) 214-7766
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Michelle A Novelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Welcome! I am a clinical social worker who has over 20 years of experience working with children and families, as well as individuals in need of additional support. I specialize in child and adolescent development and the impact of trauma and loss. I work with individuals and/or families on self-identified goals for either short-term or long-term therapy. I look forward to our collaboration. Bienvenida! Soy una doctora con más que 20 años de experiencia trabajando con niños y familias, incluyendo individuos que necesitan apoyo adicional. Si Ud. o su hijo necesitan un consejero, espero hablar con Ud.
Welcome! I am a clinical social worker who has over 20 years of experience working with children and families, as well as individuals in need of additional support. I specialize in child and adolescent development and the impact of trauma and loss. I work with individuals and/or families on self-identified goals for either short-term or long-term therapy. I look forward to our collaboration. Bienvenida! Soy una doctora con más que 20 años de experiencia trabajando con niños y familias, incluyendo individuos que necesitan apoyo adicional. Si Ud. o su hijo necesitan un consejero, espero hablar con Ud.
(857) 763-5738 View (857) 763-5738
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Caryn Mushlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Deciding to talk with a therapist about your problems is a courageous step to take especially when you may not feel at your best. It is especially difficult when you've tried numerous times to figure out what gets in the way yet you haven't changed. Together, we can explore the issues so that you obtain what you truly want for yourself. The approach I use is compassionate, warm, and designed especially for you. You will emerge feeling more confident, happier, and more fulfilled. I have 18 years of experience to draw from to help you enliven and enrich your life.
Deciding to talk with a therapist about your problems is a courageous step to take especially when you may not feel at your best. It is especially difficult when you've tried numerous times to figure out what gets in the way yet you haven't changed. Together, we can explore the issues so that you obtain what you truly want for yourself. The approach I use is compassionate, warm, and designed especially for you. You will emerge feeling more confident, happier, and more fulfilled. I have 18 years of experience to draw from to help you enliven and enrich your life.
(617) 446-3163 View (617) 446-3163
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Jane Radlo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Not accepting new clients
When you are struggling with depression, anxiety and/or other stressful or painful life circumstances, I know the decision to look for a therapist can be a difficult and challenging one. I am an experienced, trauma informed and compassionate therapist who has worked collaboratively and successfully with people for more than 25 years. My goal is to provide a safe, accepting and empowering environment that will best meet your individual needs so that you can meet your goals and take care of the concerns that brought you into therapy.
When you are struggling with depression, anxiety and/or other stressful or painful life circumstances, I know the decision to look for a therapist can be a difficult and challenging one. I am an experienced, trauma informed and compassionate therapist who has worked collaboratively and successfully with people for more than 25 years. My goal is to provide a safe, accepting and empowering environment that will best meet your individual needs so that you can meet your goals and take care of the concerns that brought you into therapy.
(857) 777-5882 View (857) 777-5882
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Dr. Yelena K Baskin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Children may exhibit difficulties that interfere with their social, academic or emotional functioning for many different reasons. I work with kids ages 6 and older to help identify the source(s) of these challenges. Using a comprehensive neuropsychological/psychological assessment, I evaluate children to identify individual strengths and areas of challenge, provide differential diagnoses, and offer treatment planning recommendations. Such an assessment provides parents with a better understanding of their child's unique cognitive and social/emotional functioning, as well as specific approaches geared towards a chid's success at home and school.
Children may exhibit difficulties that interfere with their social, academic or emotional functioning for many different reasons. I work with kids ages 6 and older to help identify the source(s) of these challenges. Using a comprehensive neuropsychological/psychological assessment, I evaluate children to identify individual strengths and areas of challenge, provide differential diagnoses, and offer treatment planning recommendations. Such an assessment provides parents with a better understanding of their child's unique cognitive and social/emotional functioning, as well as specific approaches geared towards a chid's success at home and school.
(617) 934-5364 View (617) 934-5364
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Debbi S Shamon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
NO CURRENT OPENINGS . I approach counseling and therapy as a collaborative, healing relationship. I am genuine, funny and thoughtful. I work with adults in all stages of life. One area of speciality includes supporting women and their partners as they transition to parenthood. I see parents individually or with their infants depending on need. Another area of expertise is trauma treatment. I utilize many different ways to support growth including trauma treatment, mindfulness techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I will work with you to find the compassion for yourself that you need to create the life you want to have.
NO CURRENT OPENINGS . I approach counseling and therapy as a collaborative, healing relationship. I am genuine, funny and thoughtful. I work with adults in all stages of life. One area of speciality includes supporting women and their partners as they transition to parenthood. I see parents individually or with their infants depending on need. Another area of expertise is trauma treatment. I utilize many different ways to support growth including trauma treatment, mindfulness techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I will work with you to find the compassion for yourself that you need to create the life you want to have.
(617) 860-2843 View (617) 860-2843
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Beth Rontal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Waitlist for new clients
TRANSFORM OVEREATING! You can lose weight without depriving yourself of or punishing yourself with food. This may sound crazy, but if you learn to love the body you have, change can be lasting and genuinely satisfying. Using a holistic and non-diet approach, you will discover how to deeply care for yourself while setting loving limits with others. Together, we'll identify what makes you run to the fridge so your relationship with food is changed for good.
TRANSFORM OVEREATING! You can lose weight without depriving yourself of or punishing yourself with food. This may sound crazy, but if you learn to love the body you have, change can be lasting and genuinely satisfying. Using a holistic and non-diet approach, you will discover how to deeply care for yourself while setting loving limits with others. Together, we'll identify what makes you run to the fridge so your relationship with food is changed for good.
(617) 237-6379 View (617) 237-6379
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Kim Riley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
No matter what stage in life we are in, it is the day to day stressors in our lives that may activate us to feel overwhelmed, anxious, unsettled, unfulfilled, confused, and lonely. My goal is to work with you on identifying and using your strengths to help you gain awareness and self understanding as a means to make meaningful and sustainable growth to enhance your day to day living.
No matter what stage in life we are in, it is the day to day stressors in our lives that may activate us to feel overwhelmed, anxious, unsettled, unfulfilled, confused, and lonely. My goal is to work with you on identifying and using your strengths to help you gain awareness and self understanding as a means to make meaningful and sustainable growth to enhance your day to day living.
(508) 714-7252 View (508) 714-7252
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L. Stella Loaiza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Not accepting new clients
"I am committed to help you find that feeling of empowerment within you that you may not have even known you had, and then using that empowerment to resolve real life situations."
"I am committed to help you find that feeling of empowerment within you that you may not have even known you had, and then using that empowerment to resolve real life situations."
(617) 712-0311 View (617) 712-0311
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Kathy Clair-Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132  (Online Only)
Picking a therapist is a very personal choice. You need to feel that your therapist understands your experience, your challenges and moves you a new way of seeing yourself and your strengths. I provide psychotherapy for adults and couples. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship challenges. For couples, I use the Gottman Method to assess couple relational strengths and to target learning new ways to communicate and build connection and intimacy.
Picking a therapist is a very personal choice. You need to feel that your therapist understands your experience, your challenges and moves you a new way of seeing yourself and your strengths. I provide psychotherapy for adults and couples. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship challenges. For couples, I use the Gottman Method to assess couple relational strengths and to target learning new ways to communicate and build connection and intimacy.
(617) 362-4377 View (617) 362-4377
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Donna A Bertolotti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MTS, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Do you find yourself being attracted to romantic partners that leave you feeling unsupported and unloved, smothered and engulfed, or with whom you lose your identity? I have been very successful in assisting people with identifying patterns of behavior, attachment style, and communication issues that may have become ingrained and habitual. And then work to develop new ways of relating that are more effective and satisfying, and increase one's ability to be securely attached, comfortable with both intimacy and individuation in healthier relationships. Do you struggle with anxiety or depression, low self-esteem or lack of assertiveness?
Do you find yourself being attracted to romantic partners that leave you feeling unsupported and unloved, smothered and engulfed, or with whom you lose your identity? I have been very successful in assisting people with identifying patterns of behavior, attachment style, and communication issues that may have become ingrained and habitual. And then work to develop new ways of relating that are more effective and satisfying, and increase one's ability to be securely attached, comfortable with both intimacy and individuation in healthier relationships. Do you struggle with anxiety or depression, low self-esteem or lack of assertiveness?
(617) 996-7879 View (617) 996-7879

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Number of Therapists in West Roxbury, MA

20+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in West Roxbury, MA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
61% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Harvard Pilgrim
45% Optum

How Therapists in West Roxbury, MA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Roxbury?

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.