Therapists in Greenville, RI

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Carmaudely Galliotte
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Dr. Galliotte earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at William James College. She completed a pre-doctoral consortium at the Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation in Newton, MA and a post-doctoral fellowship at Gershon Psychological Associates in Rhode Island. Dr. Galliotte completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University and obtained her Master of Science degree in counseling with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis at NOVA Southeastern University.
Dr. Galliotte earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at William James College. She completed a pre-doctoral consortium at the Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation in Newton, MA and a post-doctoral fellowship at Gershon Psychological Associates in Rhode Island. Dr. Galliotte completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University and obtained her Master of Science degree in counseling with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis at NOVA Southeastern University.
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Lisa Masse
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Originally from New Jersey, Lisa Masse, Ph.D., is a a clinical child psychologist who received both her M.S. and Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Dr. Masse completed her pre-doctoral internship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and her post-doctoral fellowship at Chicago Children's Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. After completing her training, Dr. Masse led the statewide Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation team in Delaware for 4 years. Dr. Masse has been practicing in Rhode Island since 2015 and has also provided consultation on several grant funded projects across the state.
Originally from New Jersey, Lisa Masse, Ph.D., is a a clinical child psychologist who received both her M.S. and Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Dr. Masse completed her pre-doctoral internship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and her post-doctoral fellowship at Chicago Children's Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. After completing her training, Dr. Masse led the statewide Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation team in Delaware for 4 years. Dr. Masse has been practicing in Rhode Island since 2015 and has also provided consultation on several grant funded projects across the state.
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Jennifer Pelkey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Jennifer Pelkey, MS, LMHC obtained both her B.S. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Addictions Counseling and her M.S. in Counseling also with a concentration in Additions Counseling from Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI. Jen is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Rhode Island and has dipped her toe in different populations and settings throughout her career.
Jennifer Pelkey, MS, LMHC obtained both her B.S. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Addictions Counseling and her M.S. in Counseling also with a concentration in Additions Counseling from Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI. Jen is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Rhode Island and has dipped her toe in different populations and settings throughout her career.
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From The Ground Up Wellness Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
This practice consists of 3 clinicans who are client-focused utilizing a family system model and evidence-based therapies tailored to enrich success in completing therapeutic goals. The services are provided with efficiency, thoughtfulness, and as team with the client (children and young adults) and/or family. We each have our own specific training and/or certifications including crisis intervention, CBT, Solution-Focus, Exposure Response Therapy, Motivational interviewing, and DBT. In addition, we also provide group therapy. We have professional experiences within various settings: Outpatient, Inpatient, and Emergency settings.
This practice consists of 3 clinicans who are client-focused utilizing a family system model and evidence-based therapies tailored to enrich success in completing therapeutic goals. The services are provided with efficiency, thoughtfulness, and as team with the client (children and young adults) and/or family. We each have our own specific training and/or certifications including crisis intervention, CBT, Solution-Focus, Exposure Response Therapy, Motivational interviewing, and DBT. In addition, we also provide group therapy. We have professional experiences within various settings: Outpatient, Inpatient, and Emergency settings.
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Jonathan Gershon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Operations Director, Rhode Island Dr. Jonathan Gershon is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for over twenty years. He obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his internship at the Boston Consortium in child psychology and behavioral medicine. His postdoctoral fellowship was at the Brown University Training Consortium and Bradley Hospital. Dr. Gershon received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. Prior to joining LifeStance Health, Dr. Gershon was a founding partner and psychologist at Gershon Psychological Associates for over fifteen years.Operatio
Operations Director, Rhode Island Dr. Jonathan Gershon is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for over twenty years. He obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He completed his internship at the Boston Consortium in child psychology and behavioral medicine. His postdoctoral fellowship was at the Brown University Training Consortium and Bradley Hospital. Dr. Gershon received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. Prior to joining LifeStance Health, Dr. Gershon was a founding partner and psychologist at Gershon Psychological Associates for over fifteen years.Operatio
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Krystal Machado
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Krystal Machado is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2010. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, an MA in Counseling with a concentration in educational psychology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology from Rhode Island College, and a Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology from William James.
Krystal Machado is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2010. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, an MA in Counseling with a concentration in educational psychology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology from Rhode Island College, and a Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology from William James.
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Lenore Heaney
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Sometimes we all need a little extra help or someone outside of our circle to listen and give a fresh perspective. I believe that everyone can change and has the ability to better themselves when life may not feel that way. I have been in the field for over 20 years. I provide counseling for adults and work in finding the best solutions for the issues at hand. Our goal together will be to develop tools that you can utilize in your daily life long after counseling has ended.
Sometimes we all need a little extra help or someone outside of our circle to listen and give a fresh perspective. I believe that everyone can change and has the ability to better themselves when life may not feel that way. I have been in the field for over 20 years. I provide counseling for adults and work in finding the best solutions for the issues at hand. Our goal together will be to develop tools that you can utilize in your daily life long after counseling has ended.
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Ellen Curran
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Dr. Ellen Curran earned her master's and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford. She has been practicing for 15+ years in a variety of settings including preschools, adolescent shelters and residential programs, K-5 schools for those with and without significant mental health diagnoses, pediatric hospital settings and college counseling centers. Dr. Curran believes in a strengths-based and collaborative approach in which she joins with people in an empathic manner to help motivate and guide them towards the positive change they seek.
Dr. Ellen Curran earned her master's and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford. She has been practicing for 15+ years in a variety of settings including preschools, adolescent shelters and residential programs, K-5 schools for those with and without significant mental health diagnoses, pediatric hospital settings and college counseling centers. Dr. Curran believes in a strengths-based and collaborative approach in which she joins with people in an empathic manner to help motivate and guide them towards the positive change they seek.
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Elise Jarvis
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Elise N. Jarvis, LMHC is a licensed clinician in RI who has provided clinical care since 2010. She received her Master's degree in Psychology and then continued her academic career earning an Advanced Counseling Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College. Her training has honed in on: trauma and recovery work, behavioral difficulties, self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, suicidality, parent-focused interventions, and coping skill and sensory implementation.
Elise N. Jarvis, LMHC is a licensed clinician in RI who has provided clinical care since 2010. She received her Master's degree in Psychology and then continued her academic career earning an Advanced Counseling Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College. Her training has honed in on: trauma and recovery work, behavioral difficulties, self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, suicidality, parent-focused interventions, and coping skill and sensory implementation.
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Audrey Wayman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Audrey Wayman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. She has a BA from Connecticut College and an MA from Boston College in Mental Health Counseling. Audrey believes that being vulnerable and seeking help takes strength. She strives to build genuine rapport with each of her clients and provide a safe, caring, and non-judging space for them to open up and feel heard. Audrey hopes to help her clients build more healthy thought patterns, gain insight, and navigate their mental health challenges one step at a time.
Audrey Wayman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. She has a BA from Connecticut College and an MA from Boston College in Mental Health Counseling. Audrey believes that being vulnerable and seeking help takes strength. She strives to build genuine rapport with each of her clients and provide a safe, caring, and non-judging space for them to open up and feel heard. Audrey hopes to help her clients build more healthy thought patterns, gain insight, and navigate their mental health challenges one step at a time.
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Kimberly Palmisano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Kimberly Palmisano is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. Kimberly enjoys mindfulness and incorporates it into her sessions regularly. She also focuses on a client's strengths and goals. Kimberly hopes to empower clients to live their best lives. Outside of work, Kimberly loves to spend time with her animals. She has a small backyard farm with horses, goats, and chickens and also shares her home with 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Kimberly Palmisano is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. Kimberly enjoys mindfulness and incorporates it into her sessions regularly. She also focuses on a client's strengths and goals. Kimberly hopes to empower clients to live their best lives. Outside of work, Kimberly loves to spend time with her animals. She has a small backyard farm with horses, goats, and chickens and also shares her home with 3 dogs and 2 cats.
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David Cotter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
David D. Cotter, Ph.D. received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University. Dr. Cotter comes to Gershon Psychological Associates, LLC with a background in community mental health, psychological assessment, and residential care. He conducted comprehensive diagnostic assessments at the Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics program at MSU/KCMS and his pre-doctoral internship training through the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology at Boys Town, NE. His interests include individual therapy, family therapy, parent-training, and psychological assessments.
David D. Cotter, Ph.D. received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University. Dr. Cotter comes to Gershon Psychological Associates, LLC with a background in community mental health, psychological assessment, and residential care. He conducted comprehensive diagnostic assessments at the Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics program at MSU/KCMS and his pre-doctoral internship training through the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology at Boys Town, NE. His interests include individual therapy, family therapy, parent-training, and psychological assessments.
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Domenic R Lancellotta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
My 25 plus years of experience has been working with children, youth and their families who have a history of trauma/abuse and neglect and struggle with relationships. I have experience in public child welfare, working with RI Family Court, RI Superior Court and various other state and community service agencies. I have worked with victims of violence as well as offenders. My work focuses around helping parents, young adults and children who have struggled with their behavioral health; depression, substance use disorders, anger management, communication, relationship issues and school functioning.
My 25 plus years of experience has been working with children, youth and their families who have a history of trauma/abuse and neglect and struggle with relationships. I have experience in public child welfare, working with RI Family Court, RI Superior Court and various other state and community service agencies. I have worked with victims of violence as well as offenders. My work focuses around helping parents, young adults and children who have struggled with their behavioral health; depression, substance use disorders, anger management, communication, relationship issues and school functioning.
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Ann M. Frank
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Not accepting new clients
You're unique, and it's my job to tailor treatment to your individual needs. I will provide you tools and strategies to take control of your life through positive changes -- changes that will last. I work with young adults through the elderly. My specialties include: relationship issues; divorce, and other difficult life transitions; depression and anxiety; trauma history, especially in women; compassion fatigue and stress; low self-esteem, and lack of assertiveness; and grief and loss, including death of pets. I am a trained divorce mediator.
You're unique, and it's my job to tailor treatment to your individual needs. I will provide you tools and strategies to take control of your life through positive changes -- changes that will last. I work with young adults through the elderly. My specialties include: relationship issues; divorce, and other difficult life transitions; depression and anxiety; trauma history, especially in women; compassion fatigue and stress; low self-esteem, and lack of assertiveness; and grief and loss, including death of pets. I am a trained divorce mediator.
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Lauren Charness
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Lauren Charness, EdM, is an intern who is completing her doctorate degree in the Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in New York. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Lauren received a Masters of Education in school psychology as well as a Masters in Educational Psychology: Schooling from Columbia University’s Teachers College. Lauren has significant experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations, therapy, executive function support, and consultation in a variety of settings including schools, private practice, and out-patient clinics.
Lauren Charness, EdM, is an intern who is completing her doctorate degree in the Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in New York. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Lauren received a Masters of Education in school psychology as well as a Masters in Educational Psychology: Schooling from Columbia University’s Teachers College. Lauren has significant experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations, therapy, executive function support, and consultation in a variety of settings including schools, private practice, and out-patient clinics.
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Lynne M. Di Padua, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Not accepting new clients
If you want to attract, create and keep a loving relationship you must first understand, accept, forgive and love yourself. Then you are ready to understand, accept, forgive and love another person. My ideal client is a person who is seeking answers to issues they are facing in their life. This person(s) will be one who is open to faith-based principles combined with psychological methods and techniques that allow for healing to take place in their life. I have faith and hope for healing and wholeness in your body, mind and spirit.
If you want to attract, create and keep a loving relationship you must first understand, accept, forgive and love yourself. Then you are ready to understand, accept, forgive and love another person. My ideal client is a person who is seeking answers to issues they are facing in their life. This person(s) will be one who is open to faith-based principles combined with psychological methods and techniques that allow for healing to take place in their life. I have faith and hope for healing and wholeness in your body, mind and spirit.
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Mark Schneider
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
I specialize in treating individuals with anxiety problems especially social anxiety and panic disorder. Often along with this issue, I work with young adults becoming more independent. My work focuses on getting patients to see how their anxieties can be mastered while accepting that some anxiety can be normal and healthy. I also have a background working with patients with chronic pain and adjustment to other chronic illnesses such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis. I collaborate with other health care providers to help the patient cope with their illness and feel less overwhelmed by the medical decisions that they need to make.
I specialize in treating individuals with anxiety problems especially social anxiety and panic disorder. Often along with this issue, I work with young adults becoming more independent. My work focuses on getting patients to see how their anxieties can be mastered while accepting that some anxiety can be normal and healthy. I also have a background working with patients with chronic pain and adjustment to other chronic illnesses such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis. I collaborate with other health care providers to help the patient cope with their illness and feel less overwhelmed by the medical decisions that they need to make.
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Laura Valois
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Laura Valois has been a licensed clinician in Rhode Island since 2017. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Fairfield University in Connecticut and her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Latino Mental Health and Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience from William James College in Massachusetts. She completed her post-doctoral internship at Gershon Psychological Associates in Rhode Island. In addition to her work as a therapist and evaluator at LifeStance, she also teaching Doctoring at Brown Medical School.
Laura Valois has been a licensed clinician in Rhode Island since 2017. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Fairfield University in Connecticut and her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Latino Mental Health and Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience from William James College in Massachusetts. She completed her post-doctoral internship at Gershon Psychological Associates in Rhode Island. In addition to her work as a therapist and evaluator at LifeStance, she also teaching Doctoring at Brown Medical School.
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Stephanie Batista
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
Stephanie Batista, PsyD, is a postdoctoral fellow who received her doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College. Dr. Batista provides evidence-based therapies for children, adolescents and adults. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relational issues, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Batista provides individual psychotherapy using cognitive-behavioral and client-centered approaches. She believes in tailoring each session to her clients' individual needs and places special focus on the therapeutic relationship.
Stephanie Batista, PsyD, is a postdoctoral fellow who received her doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College. Dr. Batista provides evidence-based therapies for children, adolescents and adults. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relational issues, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Batista provides individual psychotherapy using cognitive-behavioral and client-centered approaches. She believes in tailoring each session to her clients' individual needs and places special focus on the therapeutic relationship.
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Lisa LaMontagne, Confident Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Greenville, RI 02828
I graduated from Rhode Island College with my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work; as well as, I am licensed in Rhode Island and Maine as a Licensed Clinical Therapist. While I specialize with adults and couples, my experiences have also been in providing individual therapy for middle and high-school aged students with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health challenges, Couples Therapy, adult/ teen depression, Anxiety, addiction with older adults, care givers grief, care giver support, and hospice. I have had a vast amount of experience in the treatment of a wide variety of mental and behavioral health concerns.
I graduated from Rhode Island College with my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work; as well as, I am licensed in Rhode Island and Maine as a Licensed Clinical Therapist. While I specialize with adults and couples, my experiences have also been in providing individual therapy for middle and high-school aged students with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health challenges, Couples Therapy, adult/ teen depression, Anxiety, addiction with older adults, care givers grief, care giver support, and hospice. I have had a vast amount of experience in the treatment of a wide variety of mental and behavioral health concerns.
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Number of Therapists in Greenville, RI

30+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in Greenville, RI who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% ADHD
56% Child
56% Grief
44% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
97% Aetna
90% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Greenville, RI see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greenville?

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.