Therapists in Cranston, RI

Photo of Joseph R Lapenta, Mental Health Counselor in Cranston, RI
Joseph R Lapenta
Mental Health Counselor, MA, MHC
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920  (Online Only)
The ideal client is the person who is willing to stay open in addressing whatever it is that does not feel right in his or her life. Asking for help is a sign of strength. I will collaborate as needed with other healthcare professionals (Primary Care, Psychiatry) to integrate your treatment. I will also collaborate with Attorneys if that is necessary.
The ideal client is the person who is willing to stay open in addressing whatever it is that does not feel right in his or her life. Asking for help is a sign of strength. I will collaborate as needed with other healthcare professionals (Primary Care, Psychiatry) to integrate your treatment. I will also collaborate with Attorneys if that is necessary.
(401) 680-6269 View (401) 680-6269
Photo of Alyssa Goulet-Almeida, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cranston, RI
Alyssa Goulet-Almeida
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
I'm dedicated to offering guidance and empowerment as you embark on your personal growth journey. Witnessing your transformation and the positive changes you make in your life fuels my passion. I take a holistic approach, drawing from diverse treatment methods, aromatherapy, mindfulness, and the healing power of nature. If you're open to challenge, when the time is right, I'm committed to gently nudging you out of your comfort zone, standing by your side through every step of your transformative journey.
I'm dedicated to offering guidance and empowerment as you embark on your personal growth journey. Witnessing your transformation and the positive changes you make in your life fuels my passion. I take a holistic approach, drawing from diverse treatment methods, aromatherapy, mindfulness, and the healing power of nature. If you're open to challenge, when the time is right, I'm committed to gently nudging you out of your comfort zone, standing by your side through every step of your transformative journey.
(401) 214-1353 View (401) 214-1353
Photo of Priscilla Heslin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cranston, RI
Priscilla Heslin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02910
Welcome! I am working in RI only presently . I believe any problem large or small can be approached and solved in the right setting. I provide counseling for adults, and teens and I have been in the field for the past 26 years. The setting is holistic, safe, confidential, and a nuturing space that allows you to take a deep breath and relax. It is then that you and I can work on the right solutions for the issues at hand. The goals are for you to have learned tools from our sessions that you keep on using after therapy has ended and resolve issues that you are struggling in your life.
Welcome! I am working in RI only presently . I believe any problem large or small can be approached and solved in the right setting. I provide counseling for adults, and teens and I have been in the field for the past 26 years. The setting is holistic, safe, confidential, and a nuturing space that allows you to take a deep breath and relax. It is then that you and I can work on the right solutions for the issues at hand. The goals are for you to have learned tools from our sessions that you keep on using after therapy has ended and resolve issues that you are struggling in your life.
(401) 369-5099 View (401) 369-5099
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Jeff A Marsella
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
I truly feel that anyone can benefit from therapeutic training and guidance. Personally, I have always seen therapy to be more of a intense joint partnership focused on a client's personal achievement, exploration of their untapped potential and opportunities and utilizing their strengths to balance them out. Therapy should be to the mind what diet and exercise is to the body. Solid, result-focused training that builds upon an individual's strengths to provide them with the tools necessary to not only face the challenges of their life, but also to explore the rich landscape they have WITHIN.
I truly feel that anyone can benefit from therapeutic training and guidance. Personally, I have always seen therapy to be more of a intense joint partnership focused on a client's personal achievement, exploration of their untapped potential and opportunities and utilizing their strengths to balance them out. Therapy should be to the mind what diet and exercise is to the body. Solid, result-focused training that builds upon an individual's strengths to provide them with the tools necessary to not only face the challenges of their life, but also to explore the rich landscape they have WITHIN.
(401) 305-4628 View (401) 305-4628
Photo of Gabriella Brehio, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cranston, RI
Gabriella Brehio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
No one should have to face any of life's challenges on their own, and that is how therapy can be helpful. Creating sustainable change, helping others to feel heard and understood, and working collaboratively to meet goals are main priorities for me in the therapy process. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents/teens, adults, families, and couples to meet their individual goals and become more aware of their strengths. I have experience with many issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and domestic violence. I would like to provide thoughtful guidance and help facilitate you making positive changes in your life.
No one should have to face any of life's challenges on their own, and that is how therapy can be helpful. Creating sustainable change, helping others to feel heard and understood, and working collaboratively to meet goals are main priorities for me in the therapy process. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents/teens, adults, families, and couples to meet their individual goals and become more aware of their strengths. I have experience with many issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and domestic violence. I would like to provide thoughtful guidance and help facilitate you making positive changes in your life.
(401) 304-9563 View (401) 304-9563
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Nathaniel Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified
Cranston, RI 02910
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works primarily with adults and teenagers. I provide effective, evidence based treatments for a range of issues including anxiety, depression and personality disorders. Prior to becoming a psychologist I earned my masters degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked with teenagers in a therapeutic school setting. I deeply enjoy working with teens and young adults who are struggling to succeed socially and academically.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works primarily with adults and teenagers. I provide effective, evidence based treatments for a range of issues including anxiety, depression and personality disorders. Prior to becoming a psychologist I earned my masters degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked with teenagers in a therapeutic school setting. I deeply enjoy working with teens and young adults who are struggling to succeed socially and academically.
(401) 227-7878 View (401) 227-7878
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Rachel Bailey-Moore
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
Hello there! My name is Rachel Bailey-Moore, LMHC. My approach to therapy is to put the client first, working with them to find balance in their lives. I try to learn about people through a person-centered approach, using active listening and mindfulness during the rapport building process. I appreciate it when clients feel free to speak openly and without a filter. I don't get offended easily and I appreciate when people speak to me as they would their close friend. I take a light approach to communication. I don't use frilly language and I prefer to keep communication down-to-earth.
Hello there! My name is Rachel Bailey-Moore, LMHC. My approach to therapy is to put the client first, working with them to find balance in their lives. I try to learn about people through a person-centered approach, using active listening and mindfulness during the rapport building process. I appreciate it when clients feel free to speak openly and without a filter. I don't get offended easily and I appreciate when people speak to me as they would their close friend. I take a light approach to communication. I don't use frilly language and I prefer to keep communication down-to-earth.
(401) 592-5017 View (401) 592-5017
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Heather Croteau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
Hi, my name is Heather Croteau, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, and LGBTQ. I am comfortable working with clients of any age and background. I am also comfortable working with clients that are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and life transitions. I focus on individualized and collaborative treatment with teens, adults, and families. I utilize interpersonal counseling, solution focused counseling, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Hi, my name is Heather Croteau, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, and LGBTQ. I am comfortable working with clients of any age and background. I am also comfortable working with clients that are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and life transitions. I focus on individualized and collaborative treatment with teens, adults, and families. I utilize interpersonal counseling, solution focused counseling, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
(401) 373-4284 View (401) 373-4284
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Tina Leavitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CGS, LICSW
Verified
Cranston, RI 02910
Is it hard coping with daily stressors? My passion is working with children, teens, and families to help them understand and manage their emotions and behaviors in a supportive therapeutic environment. I assist parents and children with working through barriers that affect their everyday life through a warm and collaborative, strength-based approach. I utilize creative interventions to support children/adolescents to enhance their skills including play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and collaborative/proactive problem-solving.
Is it hard coping with daily stressors? My passion is working with children, teens, and families to help them understand and manage their emotions and behaviors in a supportive therapeutic environment. I assist parents and children with working through barriers that affect their everyday life through a warm and collaborative, strength-based approach. I utilize creative interventions to support children/adolescents to enhance their skills including play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and collaborative/proactive problem-solving.
(401) 246-8519 View (401) 246-8519
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Grace Full Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Ana Torrado. I am a bilingual licensed mental health clinician. I was born and raised in Colombia and moved to the U.S. when I was nine. I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. Like you, I live in this multifaceted world filled with many challenges and uncertainty. After years of counseling, using theories and methods of the current psychology field, as the framework for therapy interventions, I have come to learn that true healing is incomplete without Jesus at the center.
Hi! My name is Ana Torrado. I am a bilingual licensed mental health clinician. I was born and raised in Colombia and moved to the U.S. when I was nine. I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. Like you, I live in this multifaceted world filled with many challenges and uncertainty. After years of counseling, using theories and methods of the current psychology field, as the framework for therapy interventions, I have come to learn that true healing is incomplete without Jesus at the center.
(401) 496-8902 View (401) 496-8902
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Olivia Moon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Cranston, RI 02921  (Online Only)
Hello, and thank you for stopping by my page! I know it's not easy asking for help and I am glad you are here. When starting this journey, it is important to have a safe and comfortable place to talk. It can be hard to get started, and you've made it! My style of therapy is about helping you work towards the goals you want to achieve. Every individual is different, which means your therapy will be different too. We are all human, and part of being human means making mistakes. I make them too! None of us are perfect, and I strive to create a judgement/bias-free approach towards therapy. We can do this together!
Hello, and thank you for stopping by my page! I know it's not easy asking for help and I am glad you are here. When starting this journey, it is important to have a safe and comfortable place to talk. It can be hard to get started, and you've made it! My style of therapy is about helping you work towards the goals you want to achieve. Every individual is different, which means your therapy will be different too. We are all human, and part of being human means making mistakes. I make them too! None of us are perfect, and I strive to create a judgement/bias-free approach towards therapy. We can do this together!
(401) 313-4727 View (401) 313-4727
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Chelsea Lunquest
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Reaching out to someone for support can feel a bit overwhelming. I hope to ease your mind by first developing our therapeutic relationship, that is rooted in trust. I will provide you with reassurance, empathy and with honor, join you on your healing journey. Whether you are looking to process through challenging pastimes, improve your self-esteem and/or relationships with others, set healthy boundaries, address anxious thoughts, and/or regulate your emotions, I will be here guiding and encouraging you along the way.
Reaching out to someone for support can feel a bit overwhelming. I hope to ease your mind by first developing our therapeutic relationship, that is rooted in trust. I will provide you with reassurance, empathy and with honor, join you on your healing journey. Whether you are looking to process through challenging pastimes, improve your self-esteem and/or relationships with others, set healthy boundaries, address anxious thoughts, and/or regulate your emotions, I will be here guiding and encouraging you along the way.
(401) 208-0942 View (401) 208-0942
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Maeve L Vaillancourt
Counselor, CAGS, LMHC
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
"Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey." Tsoknyi Rinpoche. I want to meet you where you are at to assist you with your anxiety, depression, substance use issues, adolescent emotional and behavioral needs, trauma, and family and couples therapy needs. I utilize elements of behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and cognitive-behavioral strategies to motivate and assist you and your family. I obtained my Master's degree in counseling and behavioral therapy where I trained in substance use issues and in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy- a therapy which uses mindfulness-based strategies.
"Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey." Tsoknyi Rinpoche. I want to meet you where you are at to assist you with your anxiety, depression, substance use issues, adolescent emotional and behavioral needs, trauma, and family and couples therapy needs. I utilize elements of behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and cognitive-behavioral strategies to motivate and assist you and your family. I obtained my Master's degree in counseling and behavioral therapy where I trained in substance use issues and in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy- a therapy which uses mindfulness-based strategies.
(401) 388-6879 View (401) 388-6879
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Bennett Z Hirsch
Psychologist, PhD, JD, MA
Verified
Cranston, RI 02910
In practice from1989, providing a full range of therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Worked 25 years as a full-time School Psychologist in addition to maintaining a Private Practice. I specialize in Child and Family, ADHD, and the full spectrum of emotional, behavioral, school-related and learning problems. My also perform Psychological testing and Neuro-Psychological assessments. I am a past president and former board member of the RI Chapter of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse. I have successfully passed the RI Bar.
In practice from1989, providing a full range of therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Worked 25 years as a full-time School Psychologist in addition to maintaining a Private Practice. I specialize in Child and Family, ADHD, and the full spectrum of emotional, behavioral, school-related and learning problems. My also perform Psychological testing and Neuro-Psychological assessments. I am a past president and former board member of the RI Chapter of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse. I have successfully passed the RI Bar.
(401) 356-3091 View (401) 356-3091
Photo of Dr. Danielle DeSantis, PsyD, LMFT, Psychologist in Cranston, RI
Dr. Danielle DeSantis, PsyD, LMFT
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02920
I focus on careful assessment and helping those in need of clinical services using a variety of evidenced based approaches. In my practice, I use a variety of treatment modalities such as individual, couple, group, and family therapy depending on individual needs. I have much experience working with psychiatric and behavioral problems such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, trauma-related disorders and so on. Teaching individuals how to manage and cope with symptoms of grief, marital problems, family conflict, divorce, parenting issues, and other relational problems are additional areas of specialty.
I focus on careful assessment and helping those in need of clinical services using a variety of evidenced based approaches. In my practice, I use a variety of treatment modalities such as individual, couple, group, and family therapy depending on individual needs. I have much experience working with psychiatric and behavioral problems such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, trauma-related disorders and so on. Teaching individuals how to manage and cope with symptoms of grief, marital problems, family conflict, divorce, parenting issues, and other relational problems are additional areas of specialty.
(401) 371-0223 View (401) 371-0223
Photo of Natalie Clark, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cranston, RI
Natalie Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
Hello, my name is Natalie Clark, and I am a licensed clinical social work, and a licensed chemical dependency professional. I live in Cranston, Rhode Island, and have been practicing therapy both telephonically, and by video. I work with men women, couples and families who are facing conflicts, emotional challenges, or adjusting to changes in their lives. I have over 25 years of clinical experience, working with those who struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. I have over 25 years' experience working in a variety of modalities and settings.
Hello, my name is Natalie Clark, and I am a licensed clinical social work, and a licensed chemical dependency professional. I live in Cranston, Rhode Island, and have been practicing therapy both telephonically, and by video. I work with men women, couples and families who are facing conflicts, emotional challenges, or adjusting to changes in their lives. I have over 25 years of clinical experience, working with those who struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. I have over 25 years' experience working in a variety of modalities and settings.
(401) 812-4517 View (401) 812-4517
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Martha Iachetta
Counselor, MEd, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02905
Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately I am unable to take on any new clients at this time. Please feel free to check back as I open up my practice every few months. I am a seasoned therapist with more than twenty years of success helping people from late adolescence to adulthood experience healing and lasting change. I utilize a positive, motivational counseling approach that helps people identify goals for themselves, notice where they are stuck, and move towards making meaningful shifts in their lives. As one client recently put it, I am appreciated for how I help people "think outside the box."
Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately I am unable to take on any new clients at this time. Please feel free to check back as I open up my practice every few months. I am a seasoned therapist with more than twenty years of success helping people from late adolescence to adulthood experience healing and lasting change. I utilize a positive, motivational counseling approach that helps people identify goals for themselves, notice where they are stuck, and move towards making meaningful shifts in their lives. As one client recently put it, I am appreciated for how I help people "think outside the box."
(401) 519-7782 View (401) 519-7782
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Michael J Silvia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PsyD
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920  (Online Only)
------COUNSELING PROVIDED VIA TELETHERAPY OR TELEPHONE ---- I mentioned in a published book that the most courageous people I meet are those individuals who sit with me in my office. I truly believe in the human potential to improve and survive. You as a client hold the key to your success and it is up to me to facilitate the process in order to find it. Using a humanistic approach in therapy allows the necessary sensitivity and understanding to reach counseling goals. I ensure that these ingredients create the foundation of my Practice. The road to healing is worth pursuing. (Please visit my website at michaeljsilvia.com)
------COUNSELING PROVIDED VIA TELETHERAPY OR TELEPHONE ---- I mentioned in a published book that the most courageous people I meet are those individuals who sit with me in my office. I truly believe in the human potential to improve and survive. You as a client hold the key to your success and it is up to me to facilitate the process in order to find it. Using a humanistic approach in therapy allows the necessary sensitivity and understanding to reach counseling goals. I ensure that these ingredients create the foundation of my Practice. The road to healing is worth pursuing. (Please visit my website at michaeljsilvia.com)
(401) 229-2586 View (401) 229-2586
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Toni Almeida-Russell
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCDP, CCJP, CTP
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
I am currently in network with HEADWAY; I am accepting new clients! As a client I want you to feel welcomed ... I also know that relationships take time. ... I will never judge you ... I will talk to you about what you want from therapy. ... I also will not feel a certain, way if, you as the client can not connect with me, as a therapist; I will refer out to another therapist if it is requested. This is about you and how comfortable you are. This is not about me as a therapist. I have recently been licensed through Massachusetts and Connecticut.
I am currently in network with HEADWAY; I am accepting new clients! As a client I want you to feel welcomed ... I also know that relationships take time. ... I will never judge you ... I will talk to you about what you want from therapy. ... I also will not feel a certain, way if, you as the client can not connect with me, as a therapist; I will refer out to another therapist if it is requested. This is about you and how comfortable you are. This is not about me as a therapist. I have recently been licensed through Massachusetts and Connecticut.
(401) 386-6960 View (401) 386-6960
Photo of Heather Ann Donnelly Anchor Counseling Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cranston, RI
Heather Ann Donnelly Anchor Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
Not accepting new clients
I am a very flexible, open minded and nonjudgmental in my practice. I specialize in trauma, pain and LGBT+ issues but I am also skilled in anxiety and depression. I can work with people who like to talk or with people who struggle to find what to say. I work well with people who are open to trying different treatment strategies to figure out what best works for them.
I am a very flexible, open minded and nonjudgmental in my practice. I specialize in trauma, pain and LGBT+ issues but I am also skilled in anxiety and depression. I can work with people who like to talk or with people who struggle to find what to say. I work well with people who are open to trying different treatment strategies to figure out what best works for them.
(401) 293-4135 View (401) 293-4135

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Number of Therapists in Cranston, RI

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Cranston, RI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Optum

How Therapists in Cranston, RI see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cranston?

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.