Therapists in Cumberland, RI

Photo of Unique Pelletier, LCDP, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Unique Pelletier
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864
**My focus includes ALL mental health treatment NOT just drug & alcohol counseling!**. The fact that you’re here, reading this means that you’re ready for something in your life to change, & I hope after viewing my profile that I seem like a good fit to accompany you on this journey of change. A little about me: I am a master’s level clinician with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johnson and Wales University. I also am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP). I have over five years of experience in the mental health field and have experience working with adolescents & adults.
**My focus includes ALL mental health treatment NOT just drug & alcohol counseling!**. The fact that you’re here, reading this means that you’re ready for something in your life to change, & I hope after viewing my profile that I seem like a good fit to accompany you on this journey of change. A little about me: I am a master’s level clinician with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johnson and Wales University. I also am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP). I have over five years of experience in the mental health field and have experience working with adolescents & adults.
(401) 214-9514 View (401) 214-9514
Photo of Barry Giordano - Quiet Flying, MEd, MSSS, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Quiet Flying
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSSS, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864
2 separate lines of study have revealed populations who continue to need help with their challenges. One line of research conducted mainly by Gallup since the 1980's has shown 18-37% of the US flying public is either anxious or fearful about air travel and, in 2020, a Gallup/Franklin Templeton Poll found 52% "uncomfortable about flying." The second line of inquiry has involved those who travel often for business. Managing disruptions in family routines, coping with unexpected trip changes and maintaining healthy habits have led to 30% reporting that it was a struggle to stay healthy during trips ( Bizwomen 2019)
2 separate lines of study have revealed populations who continue to need help with their challenges. One line of research conducted mainly by Gallup since the 1980's has shown 18-37% of the US flying public is either anxious or fearful about air travel and, in 2020, a Gallup/Franklin Templeton Poll found 52% "uncomfortable about flying." The second line of inquiry has involved those who travel often for business. Managing disruptions in family routines, coping with unexpected trip changes and maintaining healthy habits have led to 30% reporting that it was a struggle to stay healthy during trips ( Bizwomen 2019)
(401) 721-4539 View (401) 721-4539
Photo of Tania M Weld, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Tania M Weld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with adults struggling in their relationship and couples who feel stuck in negative patterns. I also have experience with Infertility, Affairs, Depression, Anxiety and ADHD/ADD and couples who have recently separated or divorced. I will work with you to figure out your goals and how to attain them. I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as training in Treating Affairs and Trauma. I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work. I also trained in Level 1 Brainspotting and am a member of the American Association of Marriage Association.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with adults struggling in their relationship and couples who feel stuck in negative patterns. I also have experience with Infertility, Affairs, Depression, Anxiety and ADHD/ADD and couples who have recently separated or divorced. I will work with you to figure out your goals and how to attain them. I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as training in Treating Affairs and Trauma. I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work. I also trained in Level 1 Brainspotting and am a member of the American Association of Marriage Association.
(401) 491-1473 View (401) 491-1473
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Courtney D'Angelo
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Courtney is a Licensed Holistic Psychotherapist and life coach. Her resume boasts more than thirteen years of experience in the field of mental health and specializes in mind, body, spirit integration, co-dependency, trauma recovery, depression, anxiety and life transitions. Her life coaching focuses on rebuilding your self-esteem and restructuring your life to help you let go of negativity, generational traumas, and habits that have led you astray from your true path. Courtney's approach as a counselor/life coach is gentle, informed, and individualized.
Courtney is a Licensed Holistic Psychotherapist and life coach. Her resume boasts more than thirteen years of experience in the field of mental health and specializes in mind, body, spirit integration, co-dependency, trauma recovery, depression, anxiety and life transitions. Her life coaching focuses on rebuilding your self-esteem and restructuring your life to help you let go of negativity, generational traumas, and habits that have led you astray from your true path. Courtney's approach as a counselor/life coach is gentle, informed, and individualized.
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Cynthia Powell
Counselor, LMHC, LCDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor working with adults experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Life changes, Self Esteem and Self Confidence challenges, Family issues related to Substance use, Relationship/ Dating issues, those Recovering from a toxic/abusive relationship, Adult children of alcoholics and Adult children of narcissistic parents.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor working with adults experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Life changes, Self Esteem and Self Confidence challenges, Family issues related to Substance use, Relationship/ Dating issues, those Recovering from a toxic/abusive relationship, Adult children of alcoholics and Adult children of narcissistic parents.
(401) 439-7457 View (401) 439-7457
Photo of Maria Jasmin McGloin - " The Hope Carrier", LMHC-A,  CAGS, LADC I, LCDP, CADC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
" The Hope Carrier"
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LMHC-A, CAGS, LADC I, LCDP, CADC
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864
This practice is based on the understanding that addiction is a disease that affects the entire person: encompassing the body, mind, and spirit. Because of this, treatment must be individualized and must address all of these areas to be successful in the recovery of the whole person. You can relax with us. We’ve seen it all and have helped people get through it
This practice is based on the understanding that addiction is a disease that affects the entire person: encompassing the body, mind, and spirit. Because of this, treatment must be individualized and must address all of these areas to be successful in the recovery of the whole person. You can relax with us. We’ve seen it all and have helped people get through it
(508) 252-8834 View (508) 252-8834
Photo of Shannon Garrison, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Shannon Garrison
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864
Unfortunately due to the high call volume we do not accept intakes or referrals vial phone. PLEASE send an EMAIL for all new client inquires.
Unfortunately due to the high call volume we do not accept intakes or referrals vial phone. PLEASE send an EMAIL for all new client inquires.
(401) 208-0992 View (401) 208-0992
Photo of Dr. Steven Barreto, PhD, ABCFT, Psychologist
Dr. Steven Barreto
Psychologist, PhD, ABCFT
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864  (Online Only)
I see the family-centered approach as a critical component to recovery and healing for any individual struggling with mental health, traumatic experience or loss, as well as physical, developmental, or learning challenges. I work with families of any size and constellation, and I consider couples to be families. I work with married couples, cohabitating couples, LGBTQ+ couples, elderly couples, families with young or adult children, adoptive families, family members across one or more generations, families facing childrearing or geriatric issues, stepfamilies, and families facing medical or mental illness.
I see the family-centered approach as a critical component to recovery and healing for any individual struggling with mental health, traumatic experience or loss, as well as physical, developmental, or learning challenges. I work with families of any size and constellation, and I consider couples to be families. I work with married couples, cohabitating couples, LGBTQ+ couples, elderly couples, families with young or adult children, adoptive families, family members across one or more generations, families facing childrearing or geriatric issues, stepfamilies, and families facing medical or mental illness.
(401) 388-3301 View (401) 388-3301
Photo of Jianna Iaciofano, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Jianna Iaciofano
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864
Not accepting new clients
Jianna is a passionate associate clinician who aims to provide comfort care in the field of mental health. Jianna has a strong belief that persons are made up of unique characteristics, that complement each other and create an irreplicable individual. Through self-introspection and mindfulness, every individual can express themselves freely and unapologetically. Jianna received her master’s graduate degree in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Boston University and her bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Health Studies from the University of Rhode Island.
Jianna is a passionate associate clinician who aims to provide comfort care in the field of mental health. Jianna has a strong belief that persons are made up of unique characteristics, that complement each other and create an irreplicable individual. Through self-introspection and mindfulness, every individual can express themselves freely and unapologetically. Jianna received her master’s graduate degree in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Boston University and her bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Health Studies from the University of Rhode Island.
(401) 496-9759 View (401) 496-9759
Photo of Krystle J Lutz, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Krystle J Lutz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864  (Online Only)
* I AM CURRENTLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS VIA VIDEO TELEHEALTH *You may feel out of control and that your life keeps happening to you. You may feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or depressed, but I believe you can begin the journey to healing and freedom TODAY. I believe that you can find strength again. I believe you can find peace and rest in your mind, body, and spirit. I believe that your hope can be renewed, and that you are loved and known. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I create a warm, non-judgmental environment for clients and integrate scripture and biblical principles into a variety of therapeutic approaches to counseling.
* I AM CURRENTLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS VIA VIDEO TELEHEALTH *You may feel out of control and that your life keeps happening to you. You may feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or depressed, but I believe you can begin the journey to healing and freedom TODAY. I believe that you can find strength again. I believe you can find peace and rest in your mind, body, and spirit. I believe that your hope can be renewed, and that you are loved and known. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I create a warm, non-judgmental environment for clients and integrate scripture and biblical principles into a variety of therapeutic approaches to counseling.
(401) 320-4339 View (401) 320-4339
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Cumberland Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, CCTP, ACS
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864
Cumberland Counseling, LLC is a group private practice providing a wide variety of support. We have licensed and advanced associate clinicians who practice in RI, MA, and CT with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. Individual treament is available for those suffering with behavioral, emotional or life issues. We will teach you how to utilize techniques in your daily life to acheive mindfulness, strength and positivity. We also strive to bring help to those suffering with sexualilty, cultural, racial or spirituality issues.
Cumberland Counseling, LLC is a group private practice providing a wide variety of support. We have licensed and advanced associate clinicians who practice in RI, MA, and CT with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. Individual treament is available for those suffering with behavioral, emotional or life issues. We will teach you how to utilize techniques in your daily life to acheive mindfulness, strength and positivity. We also strive to bring help to those suffering with sexualilty, cultural, racial or spirituality issues.
(401) 409-8327 View (401) 409-8327
Photo of Matthew M Boucher, LICSW, LCDP, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Matthew M Boucher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCDP, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864
Waitlist for new clients
I am licensed independent clinical social worker and an addictions specialist. I have been working within the addiction field for about fifteen years. Our interpersonal connections are the foundations for how we grow and develop. The therapeutic relationship is often a critical relationship for us to have a safe and supportive atmosphere to work on our deeper issues. I firmly believe in long term therapy as it creates a dynamic and healing process.
I am licensed independent clinical social worker and an addictions specialist. I have been working within the addiction field for about fifteen years. Our interpersonal connections are the foundations for how we grow and develop. The therapeutic relationship is often a critical relationship for us to have a safe and supportive atmosphere to work on our deeper issues. I firmly believe in long term therapy as it creates a dynamic and healing process.
(401) 623-4118 View (401) 623-4118
Photo of Alyson Bullock, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Alyson Bullock
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist for VIRTUAL clients in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Are you struggling with feelings of resentment toward your partner? Do you feel like you're drowning with all of life's demands and you can't catch your breath? Are you stuck in a destructive communication pattern that is damaging your relationships and your emotional well-being? If this sounds like you, you are not alone, and you have the power to change. As we work together you will increase in confidence and insight, as well as learn practical emotional regulation skills that you can start using immediately. Reach out today and let's get to work!
Waitlist for VIRTUAL clients in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Are you struggling with feelings of resentment toward your partner? Do you feel like you're drowning with all of life's demands and you can't catch your breath? Are you stuck in a destructive communication pattern that is damaging your relationships and your emotional well-being? If this sounds like you, you are not alone, and you have the power to change. As we work together you will increase in confidence and insight, as well as learn practical emotional regulation skills that you can start using immediately. Reach out today and let's get to work!
(401) 200-4031 View (401) 200-4031
Photo of Dawn Danella, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dawn Danella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864
Waitlist for new clients
There are times in everyone’s lives when we feel that we have lost our way and are struggling in the dark to find a path that takes us one step closer to the person we want to be. I view my role as therapist, as being the unbiased, nonjudgmental person walking beside you and shining a light on that path so that you can be more confident in the steps you are taking.
There are times in everyone’s lives when we feel that we have lost our way and are struggling in the dark to find a path that takes us one step closer to the person we want to be. I view my role as therapist, as being the unbiased, nonjudgmental person walking beside you and shining a light on that path so that you can be more confident in the steps you are taking.
(401) 281-8081 View (401) 281-8081
Photo of Lori Fogarty, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lori Fogarty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864
Not accepting new clients
I am not currently taking new clients. Feeling stressed, overwhelmed or stuck in the same old patterns? Want to make changes or overcome obstacles, but just not sure how to start? I believe with the support that therapy provides, you can begin to find relief and identify strategies for change. You can discover your strengths, experience healing and live a more productive life. My goal is to assist clients in coping with life challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, grief, and parenting. I also specialize in working with teenagers.
I am not currently taking new clients. Feeling stressed, overwhelmed or stuck in the same old patterns? Want to make changes or overcome obstacles, but just not sure how to start? I believe with the support that therapy provides, you can begin to find relief and identify strategies for change. You can discover your strengths, experience healing and live a more productive life. My goal is to assist clients in coping with life challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, grief, and parenting. I also specialize in working with teenagers.
(401) 489-7124 View (401) 489-7124
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Cristina Berard Life Coach Neurofeedback Therapist
RPh, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864
Are you experiencing stress due to life transitions? You may be feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities before you. Are you wondering about your purpose in life? Perhaps you’re seeking more meaningful work? You might be finding it difficult juggling work, family and personal time. It’s a time of promise and excitement, but it can also bring up worries about expectations and fears you’re not living up to your true potential. You sense that you could be happier, more content, but you feel a bit like you're swimming in the weeds, life coaching can help you attain clarity in order to achieve your goals.
Are you experiencing stress due to life transitions? You may be feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities before you. Are you wondering about your purpose in life? Perhaps you’re seeking more meaningful work? You might be finding it difficult juggling work, family and personal time. It’s a time of promise and excitement, but it can also bring up worries about expectations and fears you’re not living up to your true potential. You sense that you could be happier, more content, but you feel a bit like you're swimming in the weeds, life coaching can help you attain clarity in order to achieve your goals.
(401) 229-4984 View (401) 229-4984
Photo of Tiffany Martin - Breakwater Counseling, LICSW, MSW, MA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Breakwater Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864
How uncomfortable do you have to be to make a change? Sometimes we know we need to make changes, but aren't sure how to, when, or even what needs to change. Sometimes we need an empathetic ear to hear our stories to help us make sense of what we have going on in our lives. Whether it is career challenges, family or relationship issues, coming out a bit later in life, or the existential questions that have your mind racing, therapy can help dial down the noise so that you can hear yourself.
How uncomfortable do you have to be to make a change? Sometimes we know we need to make changes, but aren't sure how to, when, or even what needs to change. Sometimes we need an empathetic ear to hear our stories to help us make sense of what we have going on in our lives. Whether it is career challenges, family or relationship issues, coming out a bit later in life, or the existential questions that have your mind racing, therapy can help dial down the noise so that you can hear yourself.
(401) 417-4948 View (401) 417-4948
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Nadia L Solomon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, CFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864  (Online Only)
I approach therapy with the belief that the health of our relationships strongly impacts our sense of well-being. Through the creation of a safe and empathetic therapy environment, I help COUPLES & individuals let go of negative patterns and replace them with healthier ways of relating. Many of us have experienced childhood traumas or difficulties in past relationships. These experiences can create harmful patterns that get in the way of our ability to form meaningful relationships. Once you overcome these barriers to connection you can experience more fulfilling, secure, and authentic relationships, and lives.
I approach therapy with the belief that the health of our relationships strongly impacts our sense of well-being. Through the creation of a safe and empathetic therapy environment, I help COUPLES & individuals let go of negative patterns and replace them with healthier ways of relating. Many of us have experienced childhood traumas or difficulties in past relationships. These experiences can create harmful patterns that get in the way of our ability to form meaningful relationships. Once you overcome these barriers to connection you can experience more fulfilling, secure, and authentic relationships, and lives.
(401) 825-0264 View (401) 825-0264
Photo of Lisa Knight, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cumberland, RI 02864
Are you ready to embark on a journey of interpersonal transformation in finding your own happiness, strength and life purpose? Welcome! I have always been so proud, amazed and honored to witness such client resilience, throughout my 25 year career, in the human service field, with the last 15 years focused on providing counseling services to individual children and adults, and their related families. Age populations include 6 to 70 years old, with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, life challenges and other related stressors. A diverse multitude of interventions and approaches are utilized, as no single approach fits everyone.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of interpersonal transformation in finding your own happiness, strength and life purpose? Welcome! I have always been so proud, amazed and honored to witness such client resilience, throughout my 25 year career, in the human service field, with the last 15 years focused on providing counseling services to individual children and adults, and their related families. Age populations include 6 to 70 years old, with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, life challenges and other related stressors. A diverse multitude of interventions and approaches are utilized, as no single approach fits everyone.
(401) 205-0296 View (401) 205-0296
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Kiel Quinn
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, RI 02864  (Online Only)
My focus includes ALL mental health treatment, NOT just marriage and family therapy. The fact that you’re here, reading this, means that you’re ready for something in your life to change, & I hope, after viewing my profile, that I seem like a good fit to accompany you on this journey of change. I aim to meet clients where they are by working with them to develop appropriate and effective treatment goals best suited to their needs. To ensure that clients are receiving appropriate care, I utilize various treatment modalities specific to the client. I have been in the field for four years.
My focus includes ALL mental health treatment, NOT just marriage and family therapy. The fact that you’re here, reading this, means that you’re ready for something in your life to change, & I hope, after viewing my profile, that I seem like a good fit to accompany you on this journey of change. I aim to meet clients where they are by working with them to develop appropriate and effective treatment goals best suited to their needs. To ensure that clients are receiving appropriate care, I utilize various treatment modalities specific to the client. I have been in the field for four years.
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Number of Therapists in Cumberland, RI

60+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Cumberland, RI who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
61% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
53% Tufts

How Therapists in Cumberland, RI see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cumberland?

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.