Therapists in Nashua, NH

Photo of undefined - Allison L Sharpe LCMHC, PLLC, MA, LMHC, LCMHC, Counselor
Allison L Sharpe LCMHC, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashua, NH 03063  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Finding the right fit with a therapist can be challenging. I am a psychotherapist who excels at connecting with people and making them feel at ease. I'm known by my clients to be warm, engaged, humorous, direct and compassionate. I believe it is a privilege to sit with people who allow me to bear witness to their lives, stressors, and pain. I have great appreciation for the "and" that life often presents, and encourage clients to recognize and tolerate that we often experience conflicting emotions simultaneously. I approach therapy as an interactive process and enjoy working with people to develop a plan that works best for them.
Finding the right fit with a therapist can be challenging. I am a psychotherapist who excels at connecting with people and making them feel at ease. I'm known by my clients to be warm, engaged, humorous, direct and compassionate. I believe it is a privilege to sit with people who allow me to bear witness to their lives, stressors, and pain. I have great appreciation for the "and" that life often presents, and encourage clients to recognize and tolerate that we often experience conflicting emotions simultaneously. I approach therapy as an interactive process and enjoy working with people to develop a plan that works best for them.
(603) 236-7774 View (603) 236-7774
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Motivated Health Choices
MD
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03060
I work collaboratively with psychologists. I don't do evenings. My goal is to see you within 24 hours or on the first business day after you call. Then my regular availability. I prescribe Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade and Vivitrol. Primarily I am doing telemedicine and in office injections.
I work collaboratively with psychologists. I don't do evenings. My goal is to see you within 24 hours or on the first business day after you call. Then my regular availability. I prescribe Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade and Vivitrol. Primarily I am doing telemedicine and in office injections.
(603) 262-1839 View (603) 262-1839
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Tessa K MacGillivary
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashua, NH 03062
Everyone faces struggles in their life, and sometimes having a supportive and unbiased person can help make those struggles easier to navigate. I have experience working with trauma, family and couple issues, mood disorders, anxiety, addiction and dual diagnosis, grief and bereavement, anger management, self esteem struggles, and postpartum and women's issues.
Everyone faces struggles in their life, and sometimes having a supportive and unbiased person can help make those struggles easier to navigate. I have experience working with trauma, family and couple issues, mood disorders, anxiety, addiction and dual diagnosis, grief and bereavement, anger management, self esteem struggles, and postpartum and women's issues.
(603) 769-3627 View (603) 769-3627
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Ashley Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashua, NH 03061
Life brings its own set of challenges. Living through a global pandemic only adds on to that stress. Balancing home, work, and family life can be overwhelming at times. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression; or your child is experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or an increase in behavioral problems-I am here to help. My clinical experience, past and current, consists of working with people from different backgrounds, life stages, and experiences.
Life brings its own set of challenges. Living through a global pandemic only adds on to that stress. Balancing home, work, and family life can be overwhelming at times. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression; or your child is experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or an increase in behavioral problems-I am here to help. My clinical experience, past and current, consists of working with people from different backgrounds, life stages, and experiences.
(603) 899-7779 View (603) 899-7779
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Veronica Dacey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03060  (Online Only)
My ideal client is one who is invested in the therapy process as I am, and motivated to work in and out of session. My ideal client is ready to try new things and willing to look deeply inside. When these elements are in place, therapy tends to progress nicely.
My ideal client is one who is invested in the therapy process as I am, and motivated to work in and out of session. My ideal client is ready to try new things and willing to look deeply inside. When these elements are in place, therapy tends to progress nicely.
(603) 691-3497 View (603) 691-3497
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03062
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(603) 825-4473 View (603) 825-4473
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Mary Elizabeth Beach
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03063
GH Recovery Solutions is a private drug and alcohol rehab providing intervention and treatment services to those suffering from substance use, and individuals with co-occurring mental health issues. We provide individualized treatment in a small, gender-specific environment. Also, GH Recovery offers one of the only comprehensive vocational programs in New England. At GH Recovery, evidence-based practice is applied along with creative and cutting-edge interventions. We provide extraordinary individualized care and enable our clients to gain insight into their underlying factors driving addictive behaviors and unhealthy coping skills.
GH Recovery Solutions is a private drug and alcohol rehab providing intervention and treatment services to those suffering from substance use, and individuals with co-occurring mental health issues. We provide individualized treatment in a small, gender-specific environment. Also, GH Recovery offers one of the only comprehensive vocational programs in New England. At GH Recovery, evidence-based practice is applied along with creative and cutting-edge interventions. We provide extraordinary individualized care and enable our clients to gain insight into their underlying factors driving addictive behaviors and unhealthy coping skills.
(603) 691-3548 View (603) 691-3548
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Virginia Marie Early
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03063
A trauma informed therapist working with adults in MA. I use a variety of modalities that are unique and tailored to the individual. I have a certification in expressive arts and find art techniques useful when working with depression or self-esteem issues. I provide a non-judgmental, safe place to explore root causes of your symptoms. Sometimes something minor happens and our life spirals from there.
A trauma informed therapist working with adults in MA. I use a variety of modalities that are unique and tailored to the individual. I have a certification in expressive arts and find art techniques useful when working with depression or self-esteem issues. I provide a non-judgmental, safe place to explore root causes of your symptoms. Sometimes something minor happens and our life spirals from there.
(603) 836-4836 View (603) 836-4836
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John Colby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03060
GateHouse Treatment is a private addiction treatment facility providing intervention and addiction treatment services to people suffering from substance use disorders and individuals with co-occurring mental health issues. We offer treatment in a serene setting, and our staff has decades of experience treating substance abuse in those struggling with substance abuse. We provide therapy in a gender-specific environment. GateHouse offers the only comprehensive vocational program in New England.
GateHouse Treatment is a private addiction treatment facility providing intervention and addiction treatment services to people suffering from substance use disorders and individuals with co-occurring mental health issues. We offer treatment in a serene setting, and our staff has decades of experience treating substance abuse in those struggling with substance abuse. We provide therapy in a gender-specific environment. GateHouse offers the only comprehensive vocational program in New England.
(603) 691-1451 View (603) 691-1451
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Boris Golosarsky
MD
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03060
Integrative Healthcare Center—for mental health and behavioral health. We offer licensed therapists, prescription management, psychiatry, autism care, and more. Integrative medicine, as defined by the U.S. Government’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, explores many treatment avenues, working with patients to heal the whole person, not just one organ system. Integrative Healthcare Center fills a void in the healthcare landscape. Mental health services are hard to find. With providers scarce and in demand, even established patients find themselves waiting months for treatment.
Integrative Healthcare Center—for mental health and behavioral health. We offer licensed therapists, prescription management, psychiatry, autism care, and more. Integrative medicine, as defined by the U.S. Government’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, explores many treatment avenues, working with patients to heal the whole person, not just one organ system. Integrative Healthcare Center fills a void in the healthcare landscape. Mental health services are hard to find. With providers scarce and in demand, even established patients find themselves waiting months for treatment.
(603) 691-3724 View (603) 691-3724
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Robert Sibley
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashua, NH 03060  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing stress from home, work, school, or do you feel less joy in your everyday life? It can be intimidating to need or ask for help, but sometimes we need to work through our own struggles, with the help from others. I will help you to build new and effective coping skills that are tailored to your situation. These methods are designed to work through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. together we can get control back in your life.
Are you experiencing stress from home, work, school, or do you feel less joy in your everyday life? It can be intimidating to need or ask for help, but sometimes we need to work through our own struggles, with the help from others. I will help you to build new and effective coping skills that are tailored to your situation. These methods are designed to work through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. together we can get control back in your life.
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Photo of Charles Sexton-Diranian, LADC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Charles Sexton-Diranian
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03063
GH Recovery Solutions is a private drug and alcohol rehab providing intervention and treatment services to those suffering from substance use, and individuals with co-occurring mental health issues. We provide individualized treatment in a small, gender-specific environment. Also, GH Recovery offers one of the only comprehensive vocational programs in New England. At GH Recovery, evidence-based practice is applied along with creative and cutting-edge interventions. We provide extraordinary individualized care and enable our clients to gain insight into their underlying factors driving addictive behaviors and unhealthy coping skills.
GH Recovery Solutions is a private drug and alcohol rehab providing intervention and treatment services to those suffering from substance use, and individuals with co-occurring mental health issues. We provide individualized treatment in a small, gender-specific environment. Also, GH Recovery offers one of the only comprehensive vocational programs in New England. At GH Recovery, evidence-based practice is applied along with creative and cutting-edge interventions. We provide extraordinary individualized care and enable our clients to gain insight into their underlying factors driving addictive behaviors and unhealthy coping skills.
(603) 691-3294 View (603) 691-3294
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ADHD Innovations LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MSW, ADHD-, CCSP
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03063
Waitlist for new clients
Please be aware there is a dog in my office at all times. Due to allergies/ sensory issues No perfume is allowed in my office thank you. My area of focus is ADHD. I work with ages 12+, including adults. I work to help improve executive functioning levels by finding what areas are in need of support for the individual. Helping to work on improving communication, increasing accountability while reducing shame are all areas of focus. Due to high scheduling needs, multiple inquires and being a solo practitioner, please reach out via email for fastest response. Open 11-6 Monday - Thursday and 11-5 on Fridays. Weds/Friday Telehealth
Please be aware there is a dog in my office at all times. Due to allergies/ sensory issues No perfume is allowed in my office thank you. My area of focus is ADHD. I work with ages 12+, including adults. I work to help improve executive functioning levels by finding what areas are in need of support for the individual. Helping to work on improving communication, increasing accountability while reducing shame are all areas of focus. Due to high scheduling needs, multiple inquires and being a solo practitioner, please reach out via email for fastest response. Open 11-6 Monday - Thursday and 11-5 on Fridays. Weds/Friday Telehealth
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Merrimack Valley Counseling
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03060
Dr. Flynn is a licensed psychologist in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He received his master's degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Assumption College, Massachusetts, and his doctorate degree in counseling psychology from Boston University. His professional background includes several years of full-time undergraduate and graduate teaching and counseling experience at Franklin Pierce University, River College, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Antioch New England Graduate School, Notre Dame College, and the University of New Hampshire. He has completed internships at Boston University and University of Massachusetts Medical Center at Worcester.
Dr. Flynn is a licensed psychologist in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He received his master's degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Assumption College, Massachusetts, and his doctorate degree in counseling psychology from Boston University. His professional background includes several years of full-time undergraduate and graduate teaching and counseling experience at Franklin Pierce University, River College, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Antioch New England Graduate School, Notre Dame College, and the University of New Hampshire. He has completed internships at Boston University and University of Massachusetts Medical Center at Worcester.
(603) 678-4343 View (603) 678-4343
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Robert Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03063
As a therapist and as a human being, I am committed to living fully in this moment, to be fully present with my clients as we align around your values and work together towards recovery. I strive to practice with radical empathy and to provide genuine, compassionate guidance as we work together. I work primarily in ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). I am also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Family Based Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have extensive experience with eating disorders, LGBTQIA+ mental health, and trauma.
As a therapist and as a human being, I am committed to living fully in this moment, to be fully present with my clients as we align around your values and work together towards recovery. I strive to practice with radical empathy and to provide genuine, compassionate guidance as we work together. I work primarily in ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). I am also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Family Based Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have extensive experience with eating disorders, LGBTQIA+ mental health, and trauma.
(603) 691-3759 View (603) 691-3759
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Mary Super
MA, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashua, NH 03062
Not accepting new clients
It is my belief that therapy is about helping people to reach the goals that they have set for themselves. Having a safe, professional, therapeutic relationship is the basis for assisting someone in that process. It is important that you are able to feel comfortable in your therapy session. With over 20 years of experience, I have a wealth of knowledge and skills to share with my clients. I am dedicated to working together to build a helpful relationship focused on assisting you in reaching your goals. I hope I am able to be of assistance to you.
It is my belief that therapy is about helping people to reach the goals that they have set for themselves. Having a safe, professional, therapeutic relationship is the basis for assisting someone in that process. It is important that you are able to feel comfortable in your therapy session. With over 20 years of experience, I have a wealth of knowledge and skills to share with my clients. I am dedicated to working together to build a helpful relationship focused on assisting you in reaching your goals. I hope I am able to be of assistance to you.
(603) 931-4163 View (603) 931-4163
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Katelyn Milligan
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03060
**I am currently accepting new clients.** I am a licensed mental health clinician who uses an empathetic and solution focused perspective to assist clients in a variety of stressors, challenges, and life changes. I have a lot of experience in gender affirming care (working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folks) as well as those with anxiety, depression, and PTSD/trauma history.
**I am currently accepting new clients.** I am a licensed mental health clinician who uses an empathetic and solution focused perspective to assist clients in a variety of stressors, challenges, and life changes. I have a lot of experience in gender affirming care (working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folks) as well as those with anxiety, depression, and PTSD/trauma history.
(603) 886-5565 View (603) 886-5565
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DiAnne M Proctor
Counselor, Ed D, LCMHC, CGP, CDBT
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03060
Do life stressors and responsibilites at home, work, or school have you feeling out of balance or overwhelmed? Are you experiencing less joy in activities or relationships? As an Individual and Group Psychotherapist, I will help you identify and work though thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and events that create barriers to wellness. My clinical approach focuses on the whole person with application of Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior strategies, psychodynamic, and holistic concepts. Southern NH Counseling, provides a safe, caring and professional environment. I look forward to talking with you to assess your needs. Together, we will create a supportive plan.
Do life stressors and responsibilites at home, work, or school have you feeling out of balance or overwhelmed? Are you experiencing less joy in activities or relationships? As an Individual and Group Psychotherapist, I will help you identify and work though thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and events that create barriers to wellness. My clinical approach focuses on the whole person with application of Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior strategies, psychodynamic, and holistic concepts. Southern NH Counseling, provides a safe, caring and professional environment. I look forward to talking with you to assess your needs. Together, we will create a supportive plan.
(603) 578-3820 View (603) 578-3820
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Emily Santagati
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, MEd, BCBA
Verified Verified
Nashua, NH 03060
ABA Therapy at ABA Centers of America involves the following basic steps: Assessment—skills and abilities are measured Goal Setting—specific, reachable objectives are set to address desired skills; Custom Planning—a program is developed to teach target skills; Evaluation—measuring targeted skills and making changes to the program if necessary. We help families create their future by guiding children to learn, grow and become members of their communities.
ABA Therapy at ABA Centers of America involves the following basic steps: Assessment—skills and abilities are measured Goal Setting—specific, reachable objectives are set to address desired skills; Custom Planning—a program is developed to teach target skills; Evaluation—measuring targeted skills and making changes to the program if necessary. We help families create their future by guiding children to learn, grow and become members of their communities.
(641) 435-5825 View (641) 435-5825
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Trauma And Anxiety Therapy Elisabeth Maguire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashua, NH 03060  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people who feel anxious or are trying to cope with the aftermath of upsetting or traumatic experiences. Clients come to me looking for a therapist who is authentic, hopeful, and sees them as a whole person, not just what they have been through. Sessions with me feel like a warm and collaborative conversation with someone you trust. I offer personalized care that is tailored to your specific needs and rooted in well researched treatments such as EMDR, CBT, and DBT. Our work together can focus on recent events and emotional experiences, or older issues that feel unresolved.
I specialize in working with people who feel anxious or are trying to cope with the aftermath of upsetting or traumatic experiences. Clients come to me looking for a therapist who is authentic, hopeful, and sees them as a whole person, not just what they have been through. Sessions with me feel like a warm and collaborative conversation with someone you trust. I offer personalized care that is tailored to your specific needs and rooted in well researched treatments such as EMDR, CBT, and DBT. Our work together can focus on recent events and emotional experiences, or older issues that feel unresolved.
(603) 691-2585 View (603) 691-2585

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Nashua, NH

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Nashua, NH who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Anthem | Elevance
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Nashua, NH see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Nashua?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.