Therapists in Kingston, RI

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Mary T O'Sullivan
MS, BCC
Kingston, RI 02881
If you are feeling stuck in your career and can't find your way out, I can help. Are you working in a toxic environment? We can work together for a workable solution. Feeling held back in your career, but have no idea why? Maybe lack of soft skills? Or too shy to ask for the promotion you want? I'll help you develop the all important soft skills and teach you how to ask for that raise and promotion. My mission is to help. you find ways to move ahead in your career faster. I've supported people from many industries including legal, pharmaceutical, high tech, engineering, medical, and higher education.
If you are feeling stuck in your career and can't find your way out, I can help. Are you working in a toxic environment? We can work together for a workable solution. Feeling held back in your career, but have no idea why? Maybe lack of soft skills? Or too shy to ask for the promotion you want? I'll help you develop the all important soft skills and teach you how to ask for that raise and promotion. My mission is to help. you find ways to move ahead in your career faster. I've supported people from many industries including legal, pharmaceutical, high tech, engineering, medical, and higher education.
(401) 227-8447 View (401) 227-8447
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Sarah E Kelly
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, RI 02881  (Online Only)
Are you diagnosed with or suspect you have Borderline Personality Disorder? Have you arrived at a place in your personal journey where you are ready for change? Would you like to work with a therapist who understands BPD and is inspired to help people grow into the best versions of themselves? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a recognized and highly respected evidence-based practice for not only people with BPD, but many mental health disorders, including anxiety & depression. I am a firm believer that ALL people can benefit from the skill set this treatment teaches, and have witnessed real change happen for my clients.
Are you diagnosed with or suspect you have Borderline Personality Disorder? Have you arrived at a place in your personal journey where you are ready for change? Would you like to work with a therapist who understands BPD and is inspired to help people grow into the best versions of themselves? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a recognized and highly respected evidence-based practice for not only people with BPD, but many mental health disorders, including anxiety & depression. I am a firm believer that ALL people can benefit from the skill set this treatment teaches, and have witnessed real change happen for my clients.
(401) 289-1676 View (401) 289-1676
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URI Couple and Family Therapy Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingston, RI 02881
The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is affiliated with the University of Rhode Island offering specialized expertise in relationship and family issues. We provide confidential relationship enhancement and counseling with a focus on the solution rather than the problem. We are dedicated to making treatment affordable and hassle free without the mess of insurance or diagnoses. We offer a sliding scale ranging from $15-45 a session or match most insurance copays. No insurance required.
The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is affiliated with the University of Rhode Island offering specialized expertise in relationship and family issues. We provide confidential relationship enhancement and counseling with a focus on the solution rather than the problem. We are dedicated to making treatment affordable and hassle free without the mess of insurance or diagnoses. We offer a sliding scale ranging from $15-45 a session or match most insurance copays. No insurance required.
(401) 685-9356 View (401) 685-9356
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Mary T Osullivan
MS, BCC, PCC, SCP
Kingston, RI 02881
I specialize in coaching people to improve their communication skills and demonstrate more positive and assertive behavior. You and I will customize solutions for improving interpersonal interactions by mastering your emotional intelligence, executive presence and confidence. Feeling held back in your career, but have no idea why? Maybe lack of soft skills? Or too shy to ask for the promotion you want? Developing soft skills and asking for what you want are proven ways to help you move ahead faster. My years of experience, credentials, and unique qualifications will work to support you to advance you to the life you want to lead.
I specialize in coaching people to improve their communication skills and demonstrate more positive and assertive behavior. You and I will customize solutions for improving interpersonal interactions by mastering your emotional intelligence, executive presence and confidence. Feeling held back in your career, but have no idea why? Maybe lack of soft skills? Or too shy to ask for the promotion you want? Developing soft skills and asking for what you want are proven ways to help you move ahead faster. My years of experience, credentials, and unique qualifications will work to support you to advance you to the life you want to lead.
(401) 266-3890 View (401) 266-3890
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Brittney Theresa Petty
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, RI 02881  (Online Only)
Brittney Petty, (She/Her), MSW Intern Brittney is a Clinical Social Work intern currently pursuing her MSW degree at New Mexico State University. She has extensive social work experience serving diverse individuals from marginalized communities in the Los Angeles area and beyond through advocacy and community engagement on several issues such as environmental justice, tribal rights, reproductive rights, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
Brittney Petty, (She/Her), MSW Intern Brittney is a Clinical Social Work intern currently pursuing her MSW degree at New Mexico State University. She has extensive social work experience serving diverse individuals from marginalized communities in the Los Angeles area and beyond through advocacy and community engagement on several issues such as environmental justice, tribal rights, reproductive rights, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
(401) 246-7672 View (401) 246-7672
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Kristina Gomez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, RI 02881  (Online Only)
Krissy approaches therapy with the understanding that individuals are deeply influenced by their family dynamics and broader social contexts. She understands the importance of relationships and addresses all factors contributing to individuals' well-being. Krissy utilizes various evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a humanistic client-centered approach to help individuals identify their unproductive ways of thinking, actively work to stop those thoughts, and replace them with new, more productive ways of thinking.
Krissy approaches therapy with the understanding that individuals are deeply influenced by their family dynamics and broader social contexts. She understands the importance of relationships and addresses all factors contributing to individuals' well-being. Krissy utilizes various evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a humanistic client-centered approach to help individuals identify their unproductive ways of thinking, actively work to stop those thoughts, and replace them with new, more productive ways of thinking.
(401) 389-7487 View (401) 389-7487
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Kathy Swink
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCMHC
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Our work together will be suited to your needs. That is, one client may choose talk therapy, whereas another prefers the hands-on approach of energy field healing, and a third opts to combine both of these approaches. Regardless of the mode of treatment, we are always aware that the whole person includes body, mind and spirit and so will involve and integrate them as much as possible. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive, skill building, Gestalt, client-centered, guided imagery, inner child work, or energy healing depending on the needs and style of growth of the client.
Our work together will be suited to your needs. That is, one client may choose talk therapy, whereas another prefers the hands-on approach of energy field healing, and a third opts to combine both of these approaches. Regardless of the mode of treatment, we are always aware that the whole person includes body, mind and spirit and so will involve and integrate them as much as possible. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive, skill building, Gestalt, client-centered, guided imagery, inner child work, or energy healing depending on the needs and style of growth of the client.
(401) 354-2659 View (401) 354-2659
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Amanda Zimmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Amanda Zimmer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. Amanda believes that as a clinician, the most important thing xe does is to build an authentic and trusting relationship with xer clients. Connection, trust, and acceptance are essential for personal growth. Therapy is a process, and Amanda is humbled and grateful to be a guide on each client's journey. Outside of work, Amanda's favorite way to relax and unwind is to look for sea glass on the beach.
Amanda Zimmer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. Amanda believes that as a clinician, the most important thing xe does is to build an authentic and trusting relationship with xer clients. Connection, trust, and acceptance are essential for personal growth. Therapy is a process, and Amanda is humbled and grateful to be a guide on each client's journey. Outside of work, Amanda's favorite way to relax and unwind is to look for sea glass on the beach.
(401) 357-0603 View (401) 357-0603
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Alexis Desjardins
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Hello, I'm Alexis Desjardins, a dedicated and compassionate licensed clinical social worker with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and young adults between the ages of 8 and 30 thrive in their emotional and mental well-being. I specialize in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness practices to support individuals in their journey towards lasting positive change. My goal is to empower you to make meaningful changes and develop practical coping strategies.
Hello, I'm Alexis Desjardins, a dedicated and compassionate licensed clinical social worker with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and young adults between the ages of 8 and 30 thrive in their emotional and mental well-being. I specialize in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness practices to support individuals in their journey towards lasting positive change. My goal is to empower you to make meaningful changes and develop practical coping strategies.
(401) 386-3301 View (401) 386-3301
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Christine Forte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Christine Forte is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island and Massachusetts who has been practicing for approximately 25 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and Bachelor’s Degree in English from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and her Master of Social Work degree from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work in New York City. During her career, Christine has had the privilege to have partnered with people from all walks of life and assist with the struggles they faced.
Christine Forte is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island and Massachusetts who has been practicing for approximately 25 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and Bachelor’s Degree in English from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and her Master of Social Work degree from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work in New York City. During her career, Christine has had the privilege to have partnered with people from all walks of life and assist with the struggles they faced.
(401) 251-0626 View (401) 251-0626
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Samantha Cahoone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Samantha Cahoone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. She has an MSW from Rhode Island College. Samantha has an extensive background in childhood sexual abuse and childhood sex exploitation. She specializes in CBT, Mindfulness therapy, and Play Therapy and believes children use play as their language. Outside of work Samantha plays softball and manages her own women's team.
Samantha Cahoone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. She has an MSW from Rhode Island College. Samantha has an extensive background in childhood sexual abuse and childhood sex exploitation. She specializes in CBT, Mindfulness therapy, and Play Therapy and believes children use play as their language. Outside of work Samantha plays softball and manages her own women's team.
(401) 496-8310 View (401) 496-8310
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Aaron Pelchat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Aaron Pelchat is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2022. Aaron seeks to help clients find the tools that work for them in managing their mental health. He appreciates the power of sending clients back out into the world with something new to try to help improve their quality of life. Aaron's background in Thanatology (the study of death, dying, and bereavement) has been effective more than once in guiding clients on their journey to process and integrate their grief into their lives.
Aaron Pelchat is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2022. Aaron seeks to help clients find the tools that work for them in managing their mental health. He appreciates the power of sending clients back out into the world with something new to try to help improve their quality of life. Aaron's background in Thanatology (the study of death, dying, and bereavement) has been effective more than once in guiding clients on their journey to process and integrate their grief into their lives.
(401) 386-8833 View (401) 386-8833
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Emily Patterson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Do you feel sad, anxious, or stuck in a pattern of behavior that's not making you happy? Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress? Coming to therapy is a time for you to reflect upon yourself, the quality of your life and your relationships. I provide a supportive, safe, nonjudgmental space to share your feelings and address aspects of yourself and your life that you'd like to change or enhance. I am a licensed mental health counselor who takes a validating and collaborative approach to help address these challenges.
Do you feel sad, anxious, or stuck in a pattern of behavior that's not making you happy? Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress? Coming to therapy is a time for you to reflect upon yourself, the quality of your life and your relationships. I provide a supportive, safe, nonjudgmental space to share your feelings and address aspects of yourself and your life that you'd like to change or enhance. I am a licensed mental health counselor who takes a validating and collaborative approach to help address these challenges.
(401) 357-0563 View (401) 357-0563
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Deb Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881  (Online Only)
Deb Roberts is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 1998. She has an MSW from Boston University. Deb's primary focus is meeting each person where there are. Together, you and Deb will develop a treatment strategy unique to each individual or family that builds on your strengths and honors your goals. Outside of work, Deb enjoys scuba diving, pickleball, yoga, knitting, and Reiki.
Deb Roberts is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 1998. She has an MSW from Boston University. Deb's primary focus is meeting each person where there are. Together, you and Deb will develop a treatment strategy unique to each individual or family that builds on your strengths and honors your goals. Outside of work, Deb enjoys scuba diving, pickleball, yoga, knitting, and Reiki.
(401) 246-7971 View (401) 246-7971
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Jessica Fortunato
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Dr. Jessica V. Fortunato is a Psychologist in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2006. She obtained her BA in Psychology from Harvard University, and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Fortunato feels that one of her greatest strengths in working with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages, genders, and circumstances is her ability to authentically connect with each individual and build a safe space to address the challenges and issues they are facing.
Dr. Jessica V. Fortunato is a Psychologist in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2006. She obtained her BA in Psychology from Harvard University, and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Fortunato feels that one of her greatest strengths in working with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages, genders, and circumstances is her ability to authentically connect with each individual and build a safe space to address the challenges and issues they are facing.
(401) 227-3106 View (401) 227-3106
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Lauren W Acquino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Lauren W. Acquino is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at School of Visual Arts then later in life moved to Florida to gain a Masters in Social Work at University of Central Florida. Everyone needs someone to talk to. Sometimes it needs to be with someone who is solely invested in just you. Whether it is to process some situational depression, address substance use struggles, or to explore deep, complex trauma.
Lauren W. Acquino is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at School of Visual Arts then later in life moved to Florida to gain a Masters in Social Work at University of Central Florida. Everyone needs someone to talk to. Sometimes it needs to be with someone who is solely invested in just you. Whether it is to process some situational depression, address substance use struggles, or to explore deep, complex trauma.
(401) 830-9272 View (401) 830-9272
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Deb Bergner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Deb Bergner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. She has an MSW from Rhode Island College, an M. Ed from Springfield College, and a BA from Brown University. Deb is a dedicated and accomplished professional with a diverse background in clinical counseling, casework, and educational program coordination. She has extensive experience in providing therapeutic services and case management to diverse populations. Deb's clinical counseling experience includes her role as a Clinical Counseling Trainee at the Counseling Center of the University of Rhode Island.
Deb Bergner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. She has an MSW from Rhode Island College, an M. Ed from Springfield College, and a BA from Brown University. Deb is a dedicated and accomplished professional with a diverse background in clinical counseling, casework, and educational program coordination. She has extensive experience in providing therapeutic services and case management to diverse populations. Deb's clinical counseling experience includes her role as a Clinical Counseling Trainee at the Counseling Center of the University of Rhode Island.
(401) 389-7505 View (401) 389-7505
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Susan Winsor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Susan Winsor is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2003. Susan has worked in various roles, including as a hospital clinician providing support to patients and their families in the ICU, Birthing Center, Emergency Department, and Behavioral Health settings. She has expertise providing support to persons experiencing complicated grief, loss, and end-of-life decision making. Susan has great empathy regarding the struggles to maintain one's personal integrity and autonomy in difficult relationships.
Susan Winsor is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2003. Susan has worked in various roles, including as a hospital clinician providing support to patients and their families in the ICU, Birthing Center, Emergency Department, and Behavioral Health settings. She has expertise providing support to persons experiencing complicated grief, loss, and end-of-life decision making. Susan has great empathy regarding the struggles to maintain one's personal integrity and autonomy in difficult relationships.
(401) 210-2017 View (401) 210-2017
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Amanda Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Amanda Stevens is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor candidate in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University online in 2021. She continued attending SNHU online for her Master’s where she graduated in 2023. Amanda has always had a passion for mental health and has worked in the childcare field for 13 years. This includes working in special education, foster care and working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Amanda takes her experience and knowledge to challenge and push her clients to be the best they could be.
Amanda Stevens is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor candidate in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University online in 2021. She continued attending SNHU online for her Master’s where she graduated in 2023. Amanda has always had a passion for mental health and has worked in the childcare field for 13 years. This includes working in special education, foster care and working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Amanda takes her experience and knowledge to challenge and push her clients to be the best they could be.
(401) 227-3144 View (401) 227-3144
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Jen Quattrini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Jen Quattrini is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. Jen believes in strength-based practice. At times it is difficult to see our strengths and she will work with her clients to be able to build on their strengths and embrace them. She practices solution focused therapy and also uses DBT and CBT skills. When working with a client Jen's approach is based on the client. The work they do is unique as the person she is working with. In her spare time, Jen enjoys time at the beach no matter what the season. She likes to hike and paddle board.
Jen Quattrini is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. Jen believes in strength-based practice. At times it is difficult to see our strengths and she will work with her clients to be able to build on their strengths and embrace them. She practices solution focused therapy and also uses DBT and CBT skills. When working with a client Jen's approach is based on the client. The work they do is unique as the person she is working with. In her spare time, Jen enjoys time at the beach no matter what the season. She likes to hike and paddle board.
(401) 205-8937 View (401) 205-8937

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Number of Therapists in Kingston, RI

20+

Average cost per session

$80

Therapists in Kingston, RI who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
80% Depression
72% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Women's Issues
68% Life Transitions
48% ADHD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
91% Aetna

How Therapists in Kingston, RI see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
4% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kingston?

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.