Therapists in Standish, ME

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Dylan Pierrotti
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Standish, ME 04084
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed clinical mental health counselor I am trained and have experience working with children, adults, couples and families struggling with many of life's challenges. I use an existential humanistic framework with evidence based, trauma informed, neurodiversity affirming, and culturally sensitive treatments. This allows for meaningful exploration of ourselves and our relationships, while addressing immediate concerns of how we function in our daily lives, resulting in a more authentic way of being with ourselves and with one another.
As a licensed clinical mental health counselor I am trained and have experience working with children, adults, couples and families struggling with many of life's challenges. I use an existential humanistic framework with evidence based, trauma informed, neurodiversity affirming, and culturally sensitive treatments. This allows for meaningful exploration of ourselves and our relationships, while addressing immediate concerns of how we function in our daily lives, resulting in a more authentic way of being with ourselves and with one another.
(207) 517-2275 View (207) 517-2275
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Emma Young
Counselor, LCPC , LMHC
Verified Verified
Standish, ME 04084  (Online Only)
Currently taking new clients. It is important that my client and I create a safe space to grow, heal, and learn how to manage life struggles. I have 14 years of experience working in the world of mental health, disabilities, and behavioral interventions. I use my behavioral intervention experience to help my clients identify unwanted behaviors, discover the root of the behavior, and move toward behavioral change. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, and client-centered counseling.
Currently taking new clients. It is important that my client and I create a safe space to grow, heal, and learn how to manage life struggles. I have 14 years of experience working in the world of mental health, disabilities, and behavioral interventions. I use my behavioral intervention experience to help my clients identify unwanted behaviors, discover the root of the behavior, and move toward behavioral change. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, and client-centered counseling.
(207) 515-8601 View (207) 515-8601
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James Martel
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Standish, ME 04084
Counseling is a journey and in that I feel there most important factor is establishing a solid therapeutic alliance. In this we will work to develop options and opportunities to aid in your journey. In this I enjoy working with couples, teens and individuals in working to reduce anxiety, anger management issues with trauma, depression and inter personal and academic difficulties. Each day offers us a chance to grow and to enhance our confidence and interpersonal happiness. I also have specific training to support out military, veterans, first responders and their families who have their own unique challenges.
Counseling is a journey and in that I feel there most important factor is establishing a solid therapeutic alliance. In this we will work to develop options and opportunities to aid in your journey. In this I enjoy working with couples, teens and individuals in working to reduce anxiety, anger management issues with trauma, depression and inter personal and academic difficulties. Each day offers us a chance to grow and to enhance our confidence and interpersonal happiness. I also have specific training to support out military, veterans, first responders and their families who have their own unique challenges.
(207) 482-0363 View (207) 482-0363
Carol Lee Leonard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Standish, ME 04084
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients. I have been a therapist in Maine for 25 years, initially at the Master's level; I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2012. I work with people from all walks of life - people of diverse ethnicities, orientations, and beliefs. I have worked at in- and out-patient programs, and in private practice; with people who are having difficulty adjusting to changing life circumstances, and with people with severe, persistent, mental illness. This has confirmed my belief that, while our differences should be celebrated, human beings can always find connection, and those connections can be the basis for healing.
Not accepting new clients. I have been a therapist in Maine for 25 years, initially at the Master's level; I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2012. I work with people from all walks of life - people of diverse ethnicities, orientations, and beliefs. I have worked at in- and out-patient programs, and in private practice; with people who are having difficulty adjusting to changing life circumstances, and with people with severe, persistent, mental illness. This has confirmed my belief that, while our differences should be celebrated, human beings can always find connection, and those connections can be the basis for healing.
(207) 518-7287 View (207) 518-7287
Mary Catherwood Fletcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Standish, ME 04084  (Online Only)
My background as an RN and teacher enrich my understanding of my client's needs. Listening to each person's experience and struggles with my ability to clarify what I hear, enables my clients to discover strengths and direction they need to overcome obstacle in their lives.
My background as an RN and teacher enrich my understanding of my client's needs. Listening to each person's experience and struggles with my ability to clarify what I hear, enables my clients to discover strengths and direction they need to overcome obstacle in their lives.
(207) 483-5872 View (207) 483-5872
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Life Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Standish, ME 04084
New season here in Maine is slowly approaching as the February coldness passes. Personal change like the seasons can be a challenge, past experiences may impact the way forward, some need extra help working through trauma or some other issue. My practice could potentially help. I provide services in an up front and honest manner. My approach is to have active dialogue, not just sitting, typing, and waiting for something to happen. This means focusing on a growth mindset, a willingness to heal/change, being realistic, and genuine engagement in therapy. Learning to be responsible for yourself is part of change.
New season here in Maine is slowly approaching as the February coldness passes. Personal change like the seasons can be a challenge, past experiences may impact the way forward, some need extra help working through trauma or some other issue. My practice could potentially help. I provide services in an up front and honest manner. My approach is to have active dialogue, not just sitting, typing, and waiting for something to happen. This means focusing on a growth mindset, a willingness to heal/change, being realistic, and genuine engagement in therapy. Learning to be responsible for yourself is part of change.
(207) 494-4675 View (207) 494-4675
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Erin Schlicher
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Standish, ME 04084
Please note- current openings are morning or midday times only. Offering counseling support for tweens, teens, adults and elders utilizing modalities tailored for each client. I work in a nurturing and collaborative style and find space for humor amidst the heavy stuff. Offering in-person animal-assisted therapy (partnering with the horses and other animals), office-based talk therapy and EMDR to address trauma, depression, anxiety and other difficulties. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a veterinary social worker providing support to pet parents and staff.
Please note- current openings are morning or midday times only. Offering counseling support for tweens, teens, adults and elders utilizing modalities tailored for each client. I work in a nurturing and collaborative style and find space for humor amidst the heavy stuff. Offering in-person animal-assisted therapy (partnering with the horses and other animals), office-based talk therapy and EMDR to address trauma, depression, anxiety and other difficulties. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a veterinary social worker providing support to pet parents and staff.
(207) 739-4230 View (207) 739-4230
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Phyllis Warchol
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC , CCS, MHRT-C, Deep, OUI's
Verified Verified
Standish, ME 04084
Choosing a recovery path is very individual and what may work for one person may not work for another. What I am interested in is what works for you and supporting you with the goals you want to achieve. I provide a confidential and caring environment giving you the opportunity to be in a neutral space and explore what's important to you. I offer alcohol/drug counseling for those wanting support in their recovery, struggling with addiction and for their loved ones, mutual aid support groups, parenting education groups and relationship coaching. Please feel free to read more about what I offer & my qualifications section below.
Choosing a recovery path is very individual and what may work for one person may not work for another. What I am interested in is what works for you and supporting you with the goals you want to achieve. I provide a confidential and caring environment giving you the opportunity to be in a neutral space and explore what's important to you. I offer alcohol/drug counseling for those wanting support in their recovery, struggling with addiction and for their loved ones, mutual aid support groups, parenting education groups and relationship coaching. Please feel free to read more about what I offer & my qualifications section below.
(207) 618-9876 View (207) 618-9876
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Vary Fischer R N
ADN, BSN, MSEd, Level 2, IFS
Verified Verified
Standish, ME 04084  (Online Only)
I am an RN—and IFS Practitioner educated at IFSCA; and Level 2 Trained by IFS Institute. I am also a certified Grief Recovery Method Grief Specialist. Services I offer are professional, but warm and loving. In session, I strive to help you reach your goals by becoming acquainted with your Inner Thoughts…allowing you to understand the parts of you which affect feelings and emotions. My years of nursing experience help with understanding the body’s physical workings which affect responses, behaviors, and life choices you make, i.e., emotional / mental struggles and physical manifestations.
I am an RN—and IFS Practitioner educated at IFSCA; and Level 2 Trained by IFS Institute. I am also a certified Grief Recovery Method Grief Specialist. Services I offer are professional, but warm and loving. In session, I strive to help you reach your goals by becoming acquainted with your Inner Thoughts…allowing you to understand the parts of you which affect feelings and emotions. My years of nursing experience help with understanding the body’s physical workings which affect responses, behaviors, and life choices you make, i.e., emotional / mental struggles and physical manifestations.
(207) 255-7572 View (207) 255-7572
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John E. Wood
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
Standish, ME 04084
Most of my clients have used alcohol or drugs as a crutch over the years and that has progressed into a daily habit that becomes a way of coping with life. This eventually leads to excessive drinking and drug use and can cause chaos in a person's life...and the lives of the people that love them. My goal is to help you develop coping skills that allow you to deal with life's difficulties without picking up a drink or a drug. Life can be so much better when you are not tethered to a drink or a drug in order to get through your day.
Most of my clients have used alcohol or drugs as a crutch over the years and that has progressed into a daily habit that becomes a way of coping with life. This eventually leads to excessive drinking and drug use and can cause chaos in a person's life...and the lives of the people that love them. My goal is to help you develop coping skills that allow you to deal with life's difficulties without picking up a drink or a drug. Life can be so much better when you are not tethered to a drink or a drug in order to get through your day.
(207) 305-9659 View (207) 305-9659

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Elizabeth “Libby” Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RSP
Verified Verified
Windham, ME 04062  (Online Only)
Struggling to find a therapist who gets it?! I have a passion for working with Creatives, Queers, Misfits, and those deemed “Too Much” or “Overly Sensitive”. Feeling stuck, lost, teary, distant, numb, cranky, sad, or stressed?! Self-discovery and change is possible when one has the opportunity to feel connected with their therapist and both commit to the process. I am committed to a safe space, free of judgement, and familiar with all the ways the experience of difference can take a toll in one’s life. Providing Telehealth state-wide in California and Maine.
Struggling to find a therapist who gets it?! I have a passion for working with Creatives, Queers, Misfits, and those deemed “Too Much” or “Overly Sensitive”. Feeling stuck, lost, teary, distant, numb, cranky, sad, or stressed?! Self-discovery and change is possible when one has the opportunity to feel connected with their therapist and both commit to the process. I am committed to a safe space, free of judgement, and familiar with all the ways the experience of difference can take a toll in one’s life. Providing Telehealth state-wide in California and Maine.
(415) 707-5434 View (415) 707-5434
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Susan Gaudet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, R-HYI
Verified Verified
Gorham, ME 04038  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If I were looking for a therapist; I'd be hunting for the person that would listen & reflect on what they heard; offer advice that aligned with the problems presented, and challenge me to expand my perspective. I would want them to respect my beliefs and values; and provide authentic, life-giving examples to apply to my situation - using layman's terms and not their medical terminology vocabulary; but through their heart. Lastly, they would have to be funny and make me laugh through my pain. If that's you, reach out to me and we'll chat to determine if we align and could work well together!
If I were looking for a therapist; I'd be hunting for the person that would listen & reflect on what they heard; offer advice that aligned with the problems presented, and challenge me to expand my perspective. I would want them to respect my beliefs and values; and provide authentic, life-giving examples to apply to my situation - using layman's terms and not their medical terminology vocabulary; but through their heart. Lastly, they would have to be funny and make me laugh through my pain. If that's you, reach out to me and we'll chat to determine if we align and could work well together!
(207) 305-3991 View (207) 305-3991
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Brynna Pawlows - Luminary Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105  (Online Only)
Now accepting AETNA insurance! Let’s get to the bottom of what takes your attention away from the people and things that you love. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate to give you the insight and tools needed to reach your goals. With almost a decade of experience working with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life changes – I am confident psychotherapy can prompt us to discover new ways to deal with life’s difficult days.
Now accepting AETNA insurance! Let’s get to the bottom of what takes your attention away from the people and things that you love. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate to give you the insight and tools needed to reach your goals. With almost a decade of experience working with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life changes – I am confident psychotherapy can prompt us to discover new ways to deal with life’s difficult days.
(207) 994-5374 View (207) 994-5374
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Kirk Little
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gorham, ME 04038  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kirk and I know you’re here because you are invested in your own change. You may be facing a transition or change in circumstances which asks you to think differently about yourself and others. Personal transitions often bring about uncertainty or confusion about how to proceed, and may occur at any point in the life cycle: leaving home for the first time, addressing your identity, changing careers, relationship conflicts, navigating the shoals of mid-life, or entering retirement. Your unique situation will direct your needs and goals, and I can provide deep listening, thoughtful questioning, empathy, and humor to our work.
Hi, I’m Kirk and I know you’re here because you are invested in your own change. You may be facing a transition or change in circumstances which asks you to think differently about yourself and others. Personal transitions often bring about uncertainty or confusion about how to proceed, and may occur at any point in the life cycle: leaving home for the first time, addressing your identity, changing careers, relationship conflicts, navigating the shoals of mid-life, or entering retirement. Your unique situation will direct your needs and goals, and I can provide deep listening, thoughtful questioning, empathy, and humor to our work.
(207) 501-3311 View (207) 501-3311
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Michelle L Inman Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gorham, ME 04038  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you have a vision of how you want your life to look, but struggle to manifest it? Do you ever feel inadequate as a parent, partner, professional, or person in general? Life can be confusing and exhausting, but it can also be beautiful and invigorating! I would love to partner with you to create a life that brings you contentment and fulfillment. You can have direction in life! You don't have to experience daily anxiety, depression, or self-doubt. You deserve better than that!
Do you have a vision of how you want your life to look, but struggle to manifest it? Do you ever feel inadequate as a parent, partner, professional, or person in general? Life can be confusing and exhausting, but it can also be beautiful and invigorating! I would love to partner with you to create a life that brings you contentment and fulfillment. You can have direction in life! You don't have to experience daily anxiety, depression, or self-doubt. You deserve better than that!
(207) 407-5732 View (207) 407-5732
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Lynn M Avigo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windham, ME 04062
What if your substance use issues are more of a sign and symptom of something you have the ability to change? If your feeling depressed, anxious, and alone in it all then please give me a call. I see the development of relationships with my clients as the most important element of our therapeutic relationship. I enjoy working with others from all walks of life. I believe everyone has their own answers, they just need a safe place to talk and be heard. I offer you that safe place to be curious, explore, and take risks to empower yourself as you are design to do.
What if your substance use issues are more of a sign and symptom of something you have the ability to change? If your feeling depressed, anxious, and alone in it all then please give me a call. I see the development of relationships with my clients as the most important element of our therapeutic relationship. I enjoy working with others from all walks of life. I believe everyone has their own answers, they just need a safe place to talk and be heard. I offer you that safe place to be curious, explore, and take risks to empower yourself as you are design to do.
(207) 506-2351 View (207) 506-2351
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Katie Dolinsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Windham, ME 04062
Waitlist for new clients
Friends. Partners. Parents. Children. Relationships are one of the most important and enjoyable parts of being human. My practice is focused on connecting people and guiding them toward feeling more satisfied in their relationships. Therapy is highly focused on communication, healing relational wounds, gaining awareness of relationship patterns and understanding needs so that you can feel more understood and fulfilled in all relationships in your life. We specialize in working with couples, those with attachment issues or childhood trauma and anyone wanting more authentic and healthy relationships in their lives.
Friends. Partners. Parents. Children. Relationships are one of the most important and enjoyable parts of being human. My practice is focused on connecting people and guiding them toward feeling more satisfied in their relationships. Therapy is highly focused on communication, healing relational wounds, gaining awareness of relationship patterns and understanding needs so that you can feel more understood and fulfilled in all relationships in your life. We specialize in working with couples, those with attachment issues or childhood trauma and anyone wanting more authentic and healthy relationships in their lives.
(207) 489-2624 View (207) 489-2624
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Susan Cook
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Gray, ME 04039
In my calm, safe, confidential office, I am currently offering HIPAA secure Online video sessions using a HIPPA-compliant secure platform or phone consultations. We integrate CDC guidelines for COVID-19 for any inperson sessions. My 25 years of clinical experience have taught me about the courage those facing complex life difficulties bring to psychotherapy. Adults, children and adolescents are given help finding solutions. Mindfulness techniques which I have discovered the value of through a 25+ year meditation practice are also of benefit to clients who are looking to make life changes.
In my calm, safe, confidential office, I am currently offering HIPAA secure Online video sessions using a HIPPA-compliant secure platform or phone consultations. We integrate CDC guidelines for COVID-19 for any inperson sessions. My 25 years of clinical experience have taught me about the courage those facing complex life difficulties bring to psychotherapy. Adults, children and adolescents are given help finding solutions. Mindfulness techniques which I have discovered the value of through a 25+ year meditation practice are also of benefit to clients who are looking to make life changes.
(207) 747-3831 View (207) 747-3831
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Melanie Sosinski Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gorham, ME 04038
Not accepting new clients
I am not accepting new clients at this time. There is a way through. You don’t have to keep running from the present, sitting in the past or fixating on the future. You can be here now. Our work together can help orient the change process so that it is aligned with your values. I have been working with women, couples and families for the past decade. I bring authenticity, integrity and passion to the therapeutic relationship. It is possible to move from trauma, attachment wounds, addiction, disordered eating and anxiety towards resiliency, compassion, connection, hope and healing.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. There is a way through. You don’t have to keep running from the present, sitting in the past or fixating on the future. You can be here now. Our work together can help orient the change process so that it is aligned with your values. I have been working with women, couples and families for the past decade. I bring authenticity, integrity and passion to the therapeutic relationship. It is possible to move from trauma, attachment wounds, addiction, disordered eating and anxiety towards resiliency, compassion, connection, hope and healing.
(207) 825-7557 View (207) 825-7557
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Lisa King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gorham, ME 04038
I wholly believe we all have capacity for growth, regardless of where we begin. Life is fluid and people are not diagnostic labels, contrary to what social media would tell you. People are much more complex than a handful of symptoms on a Tik Tok video. Because of this, I utilize an integrative model in my work, incorporating different therapeutic styles depending on the client and the circumstances. My basic approach is psychodynamic in nature - helping you to understand what has happened in your life so you can better see the patterns that are no longer serving you, and identifying actions with you to change them.
I wholly believe we all have capacity for growth, regardless of where we begin. Life is fluid and people are not diagnostic labels, contrary to what social media would tell you. People are much more complex than a handful of symptoms on a Tik Tok video. Because of this, I utilize an integrative model in my work, incorporating different therapeutic styles depending on the client and the circumstances. My basic approach is psychodynamic in nature - helping you to understand what has happened in your life so you can better see the patterns that are no longer serving you, and identifying actions with you to change them.
(207) 222-7852 View (207) 222-7852

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Standish, ME

10+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in Standish, ME who prioritize treating:

80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Grief
80% Self Esteem
70% Parenting
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Standish, ME see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Standish?

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.