Therapists in Falmouth, ME

Photo of Jess Healy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Falmouth, ME
Jess Healy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
Accepting new clients! My approach to therapy is relational, collaborative and in-depth. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have anxiety and depression, symptoms of trauma, relational challenges and clients who have suffered from a traumatic loss as well as those looking for self exploration. Together, we will cultivate kindness and curiosity for your experiences, thoughts, and emotions.
Accepting new clients! My approach to therapy is relational, collaborative and in-depth. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have anxiety and depression, symptoms of trauma, relational challenges and clients who have suffered from a traumatic loss as well as those looking for self exploration. Together, we will cultivate kindness and curiosity for your experiences, thoughts, and emotions.
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Emilee Conrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. If you are seeking therapy, then you are already on your way to creating a more fulfilling life and I am excited to help you. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, beliefs, and relationship patterns that are causing pain. This approach is helpful for many issues including anxiety, depression, adjustment, and trauma. I specialize in working with teenagers and adults. Some people only need brief, solution-focused therapy and some are seeking long-term support. Together, we will decide what is right for you.
I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. If you are seeking therapy, then you are already on your way to creating a more fulfilling life and I am excited to help you. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, beliefs, and relationship patterns that are causing pain. This approach is helpful for many issues including anxiety, depression, adjustment, and trauma. I specialize in working with teenagers and adults. Some people only need brief, solution-focused therapy and some are seeking long-term support. Together, we will decide what is right for you.
(207) 387-7551 View (207) 387-7551
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Gab Wansker-Kirsh
Counselor, LCPC-C, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Falmouth, ME 04105  (Online Only)
Need a little support? I work with people who are struggling with depression, transitions, athletic/performance/competitive issues, relationship issues, anxiety, and traumatic experiences. Whether you are just starting to address an issue or have been working on things, I will support you in achieving your goals and finding a sense of purpose. I have faced my own significant adversity and found help in the therapeutic relationship and look forward to providing that support for others.
Need a little support? I work with people who are struggling with depression, transitions, athletic/performance/competitive issues, relationship issues, anxiety, and traumatic experiences. Whether you are just starting to address an issue or have been working on things, I will support you in achieving your goals and finding a sense of purpose. I have faced my own significant adversity and found help in the therapeutic relationship and look forward to providing that support for others.
(207) 613-2296 View (207) 613-2296
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Jason R. Ronco, LCPC
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, AMHCA, MEMHCA
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
Not accepting new clients
Treating: Anxiety/Depression,Loss/Grief,Survivors of Suicide Loss,Homophobia,Racism,Anti Semitism,Sexism,Compulsions,Fantasies,Communication,Shame,Obsessions,Sexuality, Substance MisUse,Intimacy,Hopelessness,Mens’ Oppression,& Loneliness. I facilitate processing feelings. For example, crying/sadness, is a natural, healing response to a hurt. Many early care givers were uncomfortable with our crying, which shut us down. My feelings based therapy facilitates healing from old, (or current) unprocessed emotional (or physical) hurts. Unprocessed hurts underlie obsessions/compulsions, substance mis-use, isolation, anxiety/depression.
Treating: Anxiety/Depression,Loss/Grief,Survivors of Suicide Loss,Homophobia,Racism,Anti Semitism,Sexism,Compulsions,Fantasies,Communication,Shame,Obsessions,Sexuality, Substance MisUse,Intimacy,Hopelessness,Mens’ Oppression,& Loneliness. I facilitate processing feelings. For example, crying/sadness, is a natural, healing response to a hurt. Many early care givers were uncomfortable with our crying, which shut us down. My feelings based therapy facilitates healing from old, (or current) unprocessed emotional (or physical) hurts. Unprocessed hurts underlie obsessions/compulsions, substance mis-use, isolation, anxiety/depression.
(207) 618-9272 View (207) 618-9272
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Leah Ottow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Falmouth, ME 04105
Unable to Accept New Clients at this Time. Do you want to experience the gift of love, safety, and connection, which are at the heart of human need? I help guide couples towards these goals. I work with couples who are looking to re-establish or strengthen their bond and connection. I help couples work through challenging issues or times in their long term relationships. There are powerful physical and mental health benefits of feeling a secure and supportive attachment to your partner, and when you have the stability of a positive partnership, you can go into the world as your best, most authentic self.
Unable to Accept New Clients at this Time. Do you want to experience the gift of love, safety, and connection, which are at the heart of human need? I help guide couples towards these goals. I work with couples who are looking to re-establish or strengthen their bond and connection. I help couples work through challenging issues or times in their long term relationships. There are powerful physical and mental health benefits of feeling a secure and supportive attachment to your partner, and when you have the stability of a positive partnership, you can go into the world as your best, most authentic self.
(207) 806-5183 View (207) 806-5183
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Kim Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105  (Online Only)
I believe in an integrative and holistic approach to help clients find balance in their daily lives. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or other challenges in your life, it is possible to work through it with someone who can offer skillful support and guidance. The goal that people say they most want; is to feel better, or that they want things to be different. It is possible for healing to occur and to work on issues that are hard to deal with in the right space. Change is possible and attainable.
I believe in an integrative and holistic approach to help clients find balance in their daily lives. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or other challenges in your life, it is possible to work through it with someone who can offer skillful support and guidance. The goal that people say they most want; is to feel better, or that they want things to be different. It is possible for healing to occur and to work on issues that are hard to deal with in the right space. Change is possible and attainable.
(207) 200-5536 View (207) 200-5536
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Stefani Auger Hirsch, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Falmouth, ME 04105
Thank you for your interest in my counseling practice. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for several years and work with individuals 18 years and older. I specialize in treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, peer related issues and provide guidance to individuals experiencing stress tied to life's challenges and transitions.
Thank you for your interest in my counseling practice. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for several years and work with individuals 18 years and older. I specialize in treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, peer related issues and provide guidance to individuals experiencing stress tied to life's challenges and transitions.
(207) 329-7495 View (207) 329-7495
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Matthew Clay Chase
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
We often find ourselves stuck in all too familiar negative patterns. Patterns of behavior that we know don't serve ourselves or our loved ones. Patterns of thought that always seem to tear us down no matter how much progress we make. Patterns within relationships that are less than we deserve. Patterns of anxiety and stress that feel out of our control. Many of us have worked hard to understand and change these patterns: setting goals, self-help books, therapy, medication, meditation, and so on. Yet we find that the deepest patterns are frustratingly stubborn, seeming to rise to the surface no matter how much work we've done.
We often find ourselves stuck in all too familiar negative patterns. Patterns of behavior that we know don't serve ourselves or our loved ones. Patterns of thought that always seem to tear us down no matter how much progress we make. Patterns within relationships that are less than we deserve. Patterns of anxiety and stress that feel out of our control. Many of us have worked hard to understand and change these patterns: setting goals, self-help books, therapy, medication, meditation, and so on. Yet we find that the deepest patterns are frustratingly stubborn, seeming to rise to the surface no matter how much work we've done.
(207) 417-4941 View (207) 417-4941
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Jennifer Maeverde
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
I now have immediate openings Tuesdays in-person in our Falmouth office! Energy for change is created when there is space to reflect upon and explore your life. I appreciate being able to co-create this space for curiosity and inquiry with you. Maybe you want to embody more joy, love, and health in your life. Maybe you want to build more skills in navigating the day to day emotions that permeate your mind, body and spirt. Whatever your goals, my work is to support you on your particular path, with the ups and downs that are an inevitable part of your process.
I now have immediate openings Tuesdays in-person in our Falmouth office! Energy for change is created when there is space to reflect upon and explore your life. I appreciate being able to co-create this space for curiosity and inquiry with you. Maybe you want to embody more joy, love, and health in your life. Maybe you want to build more skills in navigating the day to day emotions that permeate your mind, body and spirt. Whatever your goals, my work is to support you on your particular path, with the ups and downs that are an inevitable part of your process.
(207) 503-3789 x8 View (207) 503-3789 x8
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Helen Birk
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falmouth, ME 04105  (Online Only)
Change can be an overwhelming and frustrating journey if done alone. Seeking support from a counselor is a sign of personal strength and can help you to achieve more effective and gratifying results. I believe people have the innate strength to overcome their barriers. However, we all need guidance and support at times to learn how to untap our power, potential, and abilities. At your own pace, we will collaborate to find a balance of cognitive, behavioral, and mind/body techniques that will help you to connect to yourself, cope with stress, and create effective solutions to the challenges you may be facing.
Change can be an overwhelming and frustrating journey if done alone. Seeking support from a counselor is a sign of personal strength and can help you to achieve more effective and gratifying results. I believe people have the innate strength to overcome their barriers. However, we all need guidance and support at times to learn how to untap our power, potential, and abilities. At your own pace, we will collaborate to find a balance of cognitive, behavioral, and mind/body techniques that will help you to connect to yourself, cope with stress, and create effective solutions to the challenges you may be facing.
(207) 495-7124 View (207) 495-7124
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Rebecca W Dilworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
Not accepting new clients
Making the decision to seek therapy for yourself or your child takes courage. You may be facing a major life transition or feeling stuck in patterns of behavior that leave you feeling frustrated, sad, worried or confused. Juggling responsibilities and other life’s challenges can feel overwhelming. My goal is to build a safe, trusting relationship with each client by providing a supportive, therapeutic environment. I teach clients to express feelings in healthy ways, learn and internalize coping skills, identify and effectively communicate needs, and make changes that are aligned with their values and hopes.
Making the decision to seek therapy for yourself or your child takes courage. You may be facing a major life transition or feeling stuck in patterns of behavior that leave you feeling frustrated, sad, worried or confused. Juggling responsibilities and other life’s challenges can feel overwhelming. My goal is to build a safe, trusting relationship with each client by providing a supportive, therapeutic environment. I teach clients to express feelings in healthy ways, learn and internalize coping skills, identify and effectively communicate needs, and make changes that are aligned with their values and hopes.
(859) 545-8636 View (859) 545-8636
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Diana Stark
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
Not accepting new clients
Hello. I believe choosing to begin counseling is a sign of both courage and hope. To me, engaging in therapy means that you realize that feeling better is a possibility for you. In our work together we will explore your thoughts, feelings & actions in a curious, compassionate and sometimes even playful manner. Together we will discover ways for you to understand yourself better, maximize your strengths & make positive changes in your life. My particular areas of interest include working with teens (17+) & adults facing relationship issues, grief/loss/critical illness, life transitions, anxiety, depression &/or parenting challenges.
Hello. I believe choosing to begin counseling is a sign of both courage and hope. To me, engaging in therapy means that you realize that feeling better is a possibility for you. In our work together we will explore your thoughts, feelings & actions in a curious, compassionate and sometimes even playful manner. Together we will discover ways for you to understand yourself better, maximize your strengths & make positive changes in your life. My particular areas of interest include working with teens (17+) & adults facing relationship issues, grief/loss/critical illness, life transitions, anxiety, depression &/or parenting challenges.
(207) 204-3236 View (207) 204-3236
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Chris Holloway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-cc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falmouth, ME 04105
Waitlist for new clients
If you find yourself struggling to effectively communicate with others, feeling misunderstood by those around you, or invalidated by the world, I create a space that is emotionally safe, validating, and holds space for change. Nothing is static; everything is always changing, even when it doesn’t feel like it. I believe strongly that we are all doing the best we can and need to do better. I offer support in finding ways to safely cope with and soothe difficult emotions and finding solutions to decrease behaviors that are causing harm and further distress.
If you find yourself struggling to effectively communicate with others, feeling misunderstood by those around you, or invalidated by the world, I create a space that is emotionally safe, validating, and holds space for change. Nothing is static; everything is always changing, even when it doesn’t feel like it. I believe strongly that we are all doing the best we can and need to do better. I offer support in finding ways to safely cope with and soothe difficult emotions and finding solutions to decrease behaviors that are causing harm and further distress.
(207) 803-6939 View (207) 803-6939
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Kristel Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Falmouth, ME 04105  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Kristel! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to supporting clients through the journey of self-discovery and healing. I seek to create a safe space for clients to explore issues using an open, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach. I believe there is healing power in seeing and being seen.
Hello, I’m Kristel! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to supporting clients through the journey of self-discovery and healing. I seek to create a safe space for clients to explore issues using an open, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach. I believe there is healing power in seeing and being seen.
(207) 489-4259 View (207) 489-4259
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Harleigh McCloskey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falmouth, ME 04105
Hi, I'm Harleigh! I'm passionate about providing access to therapy that feels validating, safe, and non-judgemental, and creating a space where you can feel welcome to work through any issues that are interfering with your ability to be your authentic self. I have experience helping with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, academic/occupational performance, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, and providing support to college students and the LGTBQIA+ population. At this time, I work with adults between the ages of 18-35.
Hi, I'm Harleigh! I'm passionate about providing access to therapy that feels validating, safe, and non-judgemental, and creating a space where you can feel welcome to work through any issues that are interfering with your ability to be your authentic self. I have experience helping with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, academic/occupational performance, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, and providing support to college students and the LGTBQIA+ population. At this time, I work with adults between the ages of 18-35.
(207) 803-5686 View (207) 803-5686
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Sandra P Falsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
Life these days can be complicated, confusing and challenging. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to offer an open, non-judgmental and safe therapeutic relationship to help foster personal growth and change. I am fluent in a variety of physical and psychological conditions, including fibromyalgia, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship issues, grief/loss, bipolar disorder, insomnia, and many others. I am also a master clinician in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). For more information on ART, please visit my website via the link on the left.
Life these days can be complicated, confusing and challenging. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to offer an open, non-judgmental and safe therapeutic relationship to help foster personal growth and change. I am fluent in a variety of physical and psychological conditions, including fibromyalgia, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship issues, grief/loss, bipolar disorder, insomnia, and many others. I am also a master clinician in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). For more information on ART, please visit my website via the link on the left.
(207) 806-5591 View (207) 806-5591
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Julia Handy Hagen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
“And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom “ Anaïs Nin. I use a "here and now" approach and believe therapy is a joint effort in healing emotional wounds so that my clients can live more fully and peacefully in their present life. I believe relationships are healing, and a strong connection and open dialogue is the most effective path toward change. It's important to find a therapist who makes you feel safe, valued and understood. Both my professional and personal experiences have demonstrated to me how challenges can be opportunities for personal growth
“And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom “ Anaïs Nin. I use a "here and now" approach and believe therapy is a joint effort in healing emotional wounds so that my clients can live more fully and peacefully in their present life. I believe relationships are healing, and a strong connection and open dialogue is the most effective path toward change. It's important to find a therapist who makes you feel safe, valued and understood. Both my professional and personal experiences have demonstrated to me how challenges can be opportunities for personal growth
(207) 506-2607 View (207) 506-2607
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Deb Bergeron
PCC, CPCC
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
I am passionate about helping busy professionals who are feeling overwhelmed, overcommitted and out of mojo. Clients who work with me find a renewed sense of balance, inner peace and learn skills to make empowered choices and reclaim the life they were meant to live.
I am passionate about helping busy professionals who are feeling overwhelmed, overcommitted and out of mojo. Clients who work with me find a renewed sense of balance, inner peace and learn skills to make empowered choices and reclaim the life they were meant to live.
(207) 518-7866 View (207) 518-7866
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Clare Moss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
Waitlist for new clients
I am an empathetic therapist who specializes in helping adults and older adults who are struggling with life changes and challenges. I can help you resolve past experiences that may be effecting personal growth in your present day life. I believe in taking an integrative approach to therapy and will work with you to develop new coping skills, new behaviors and thinking patterns. Whether you are feeling anxious or depressed due to events/emotions/behaviors that are making you feel overwhelmed, we can work together to find ways to help you to a more livable, functional place mentally and spiritually.
I am an empathetic therapist who specializes in helping adults and older adults who are struggling with life changes and challenges. I can help you resolve past experiences that may be effecting personal growth in your present day life. I believe in taking an integrative approach to therapy and will work with you to develop new coping skills, new behaviors and thinking patterns. Whether you are feeling anxious or depressed due to events/emotions/behaviors that are making you feel overwhelmed, we can work together to find ways to help you to a more livable, functional place mentally and spiritually.
(207) 245-1941 View (207) 245-1941
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Janet Grinis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
I honor a person-centered approach which is the core of my practice. I utilize therapeutic models that support your well-being. These models include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused (SF). I also work with couples utilizing the Gottman Method. I look forward to meeting with you.
I honor a person-centered approach which is the core of my practice. I utilize therapeutic models that support your well-being. These models include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused (SF). I also work with couples utilizing the Gottman Method. I look forward to meeting with you.
(207) 389-7410 x11 View (207) 389-7410 x11

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Number of Therapists in Falmouth, ME

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Falmouth, ME who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
73% Stress
71% Life Transitions
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Anthem | Elevance
65% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% Maine Community Health Options

How Therapists in Falmouth, ME see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Falmouth?

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.