Therapists in North Providence, RI

Photo of Nikki Lawrence, Counselor in North Providence, RI
Nikki Lawrence
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02911  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Depressed? Anxious? Do you feel like you need help sorting through challenging thoughts and feelings? Perhaps you find yourself in the midst of a difficult life transition and are seeking comfort and clarity. You are not alone and I can help support you through these challenges. We will work together to find creative strategies to make stressors more manageable and help achieve balance.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Depressed? Anxious? Do you feel like you need help sorting through challenging thoughts and feelings? Perhaps you find yourself in the midst of a difficult life transition and are seeking comfort and clarity. You are not alone and I can help support you through these challenges. We will work together to find creative strategies to make stressors more manageable and help achieve balance.
(401) 756-0674 View (401) 756-0674
Photo of Jennifer McCalligett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Providence, RI
Jennifer McCalligett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02904
Now Accepting New Patients - I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in the field for over 20 years. I currently work at Polaris Counseling and Consulting LLC. Along with private practice, I have experience in community, school, and home-based settings. The majority of my time has been spent working with teens and young adults experiencing grief, trauma, as well as substance intervention and education. Private practice has always been the end goal for me as it provides a setting to truly focus on you and your perspective. While we are in the therapy room I strive to create a space that allows you to speak freely.
Now Accepting New Patients - I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in the field for over 20 years. I currently work at Polaris Counseling and Consulting LLC. Along with private practice, I have experience in community, school, and home-based settings. The majority of my time has been spent working with teens and young adults experiencing grief, trauma, as well as substance intervention and education. Private practice has always been the end goal for me as it provides a setting to truly focus on you and your perspective. While we are in the therapy room I strive to create a space that allows you to speak freely.
(401) 329-9859 View (401) 329-9859
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Cynthia Almonacy
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02904
To my potential client, I look forward to hearing from you. I have been working in the human services field for over 20 years. I have started my private practice over 10 years ago. I have training in EMDR, CBT, Family Strategic and Family Structural. I am able to provide child, individual, couple and family therapy. In addition to English, I also speak French and Haitian Creole. I also provide free phone consultation. Thanks! Dr. Almonacy
To my potential client, I look forward to hearing from you. I have been working in the human services field for over 20 years. I have started my private practice over 10 years ago. I have training in EMDR, CBT, Family Strategic and Family Structural. I am able to provide child, individual, couple and family therapy. In addition to English, I also speak French and Haitian Creole. I also provide free phone consultation. Thanks! Dr. Almonacy
(401) 371-1481 View (401) 371-1481
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Tracy Costa
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02904
Tracy Costa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island. She has been in the business of helping other people help themselves for more than 18 years and works with individuals and couples ages 18 and older. Tracy’s approach is a combination of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and humanistic ideals. She believes in a communication style that is direct and honest, typically opting for uncomplicated straight talk in place of technical jargon. Tracey strives to work with clients to break patterns of behavior which continuously leave them feeling so stuck and powerless.
Tracy Costa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island. She has been in the business of helping other people help themselves for more than 18 years and works with individuals and couples ages 18 and older. Tracy’s approach is a combination of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and humanistic ideals. She believes in a communication style that is direct and honest, typically opting for uncomplicated straight talk in place of technical jargon. Tracey strives to work with clients to break patterns of behavior which continuously leave them feeling so stuck and powerless.
(401) 246-7809 View (401) 246-7809
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Jennifer Laurel Weaver-Breitenbecher
Counselor, CAGS, LMHC, CRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Providence, RI 02904
Accepting New Patients - With more than 20 years of experience, I'm an independently licensed psychotherapist/owner of a private practice with locations in Smithfield & North Providence, Polaris Counseling & Consulting LLC. After more than a decade working in private, community, and government settings, I made the decision to devote my time to a private practice providing unique ways to deal with everyday stress, while offering long-term (and scientifically based) solutions to better the mind and body. I specialize in using science and a candid approach to work with my patients. Please visit my website for more.
Accepting New Patients - With more than 20 years of experience, I'm an independently licensed psychotherapist/owner of a private practice with locations in Smithfield & North Providence, Polaris Counseling & Consulting LLC. After more than a decade working in private, community, and government settings, I made the decision to devote my time to a private practice providing unique ways to deal with everyday stress, while offering long-term (and scientifically based) solutions to better the mind and body. I specialize in using science and a candid approach to work with my patients. Please visit my website for more.
(401) 592-1519 View (401) 592-1519
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John Riccitelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Providence, RI 02911
My primary focus is working with individuals with OCD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, ADHD, autism, phobias, school/college issues, substance use, and grief/loss. My style is very laid back and down to earth. Nobody is perfect, and therapy is a team effort! I work with adults and teens (16 and over). I look forward to meeting you in person or via telephone.
My primary focus is working with individuals with OCD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, ADHD, autism, phobias, school/college issues, substance use, and grief/loss. My style is very laid back and down to earth. Nobody is perfect, and therapy is a team effort! I work with adults and teens (16 and over). I look forward to meeting you in person or via telephone.
(401) 561-6667 View (401) 561-6667
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Regina LaPietra
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Providence, RI 02904
Now Accepting New Clients. I am a national board-certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I received my BA in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island and then went on to acquire my Master’s degree at Johnson and Wales University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I currently work at Polaris Counseling and Consulting LLC and have been in the mental health field for about 5 years now. My experience lies within the school systems and private practice settings.
Now Accepting New Clients. I am a national board-certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I received my BA in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island and then went on to acquire my Master’s degree at Johnson and Wales University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I currently work at Polaris Counseling and Consulting LLC and have been in the mental health field for about 5 years now. My experience lies within the school systems and private practice settings.
(401) 271-6062 View (401) 271-6062
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The Shepherd Program
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02911
The Outpatient Department at St. Mary's, known as The Shepherd Program, has been serving adults and families impacted by trauma for over 30 years. Our Team of dedicated and passionate counselors provide trauma-informed counseling utilizing Trauma sensitive and evidenced based models of treatment that may include TF-CBT, EMDR, CBT and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. We support adults with PTSD/trauma impacts and symptoms, including impacts from sexual abuse and sexual assault. We can assist adults with Depression, Anxiety, Caregiver Compassion Fatigue, Grief and Loss, parenting stress, and much more. Our team of clinicians use our collective knowledge, skills and experience to help people heal from trauma. We know that everyone, at some point in their life, experiences a loss, an adverse experience, or a traumatic event(s). We are highly skilled in our roles as Clinicians and we deeply value the collaborative therapeutic relationship with those we serve. In partnership with you, individualized and personal goals can be realized and actively supported.
The Outpatient Department at St. Mary's, known as The Shepherd Program, has been serving adults and families impacted by trauma for over 30 years. Our Team of dedicated and passionate counselors provide trauma-informed counseling utilizing Trauma sensitive and evidenced based models of treatment that may include TF-CBT, EMDR, CBT and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. We support adults with PTSD/trauma impacts and symptoms, including impacts from sexual abuse and sexual assault. We can assist adults with Depression, Anxiety, Caregiver Compassion Fatigue, Grief and Loss, parenting stress, and much more. Our team of clinicians use our collective knowledge, skills and experience to help people heal from trauma. We know that everyone, at some point in their life, experiences a loss, an adverse experience, or a traumatic event(s). We are highly skilled in our roles as Clinicians and we deeply value the collaborative therapeutic relationship with those we serve. In partnership with you, individualized and personal goals can be realized and actively supported.
(401) 353-3900 x416 View (401) 353-3900 x416
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Kyle Kaufer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCDP
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02904
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing a variety of mental health and life issues. I have extensive experience treating patients who are suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, substance abuse, domestic violence, family issues and relationship difficulties. I practice a holistic approach to therapy that involves mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, spirituality, and physical health. I pride myself on my ability to provide empathy, sympathy, excellent listening skills and constructive feedback to all patients. I want all my patients to feel better about their lives and themselves and to be able to live happier more productive lives.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing a variety of mental health and life issues. I have extensive experience treating patients who are suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, substance abuse, domestic violence, family issues and relationship difficulties. I practice a holistic approach to therapy that involves mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, spirituality, and physical health. I pride myself on my ability to provide empathy, sympathy, excellent listening skills and constructive feedback to all patients. I want all my patients to feel better about their lives and themselves and to be able to live happier more productive lives.
(401) 491-3219 View (401) 491-3219
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Sarah Sangermano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02911  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am Sarah and I offer individual video therapy sessions for adults. Many of my clients come to therapy to process difficult situations with a desire to help their mental wellness. I strive to provide you with a confidential, affirming space and help you gain tools for improvement. You may be encountering a life transition, stress, worry, low self-confidence, communication difficulties, professional concerns, social concerns, feeling overwhelmed, or notice a need for more self-care. Having an outlet to enhance hope, tackle goals, and feel supported can be key to healing.
Welcome! I am Sarah and I offer individual video therapy sessions for adults. Many of my clients come to therapy to process difficult situations with a desire to help their mental wellness. I strive to provide you with a confidential, affirming space and help you gain tools for improvement. You may be encountering a life transition, stress, worry, low self-confidence, communication difficulties, professional concerns, social concerns, feeling overwhelmed, or notice a need for more self-care. Having an outlet to enhance hope, tackle goals, and feel supported can be key to healing.
(401) 200-6849 View (401) 200-6849
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Expressions of Healing Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02904  (Online Only)
Expression of Healing counselors are committed to providing our clients a safe space to collaboratively explore issues they may be dealing with. Therapy can be a process to help clients obtain clarity and support while navigating through challenges and struggles. Each client is treated with respect and collaboration will remain a vital piece in the therapeutic work to understand client goals and needs. Individualized services are provided as each client is unique and it is important for us to understand what each individual needs to provide effective services.
Expression of Healing counselors are committed to providing our clients a safe space to collaboratively explore issues they may be dealing with. Therapy can be a process to help clients obtain clarity and support while navigating through challenges and struggles. Each client is treated with respect and collaboration will remain a vital piece in the therapeutic work to understand client goals and needs. Individualized services are provided as each client is unique and it is important for us to understand what each individual needs to provide effective services.
(401) 740-3899 View (401) 740-3899
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Jiayin Sperry Saarinen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02904  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I practice a holistic approach because I believe all aspects of a client and their experiences are important in providing effective treatment. I have experience working with a wide range of clients of all ages and diagnoses. My goal for all of my clients is to build a relationship of mutual trust, respect, and communication, as well as a safe environment that fosters vulnerability and honesty. Based on individual nuances, I strive to incorporate principles and skills from various theoretical models, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
As a therapist, I practice a holistic approach because I believe all aspects of a client and their experiences are important in providing effective treatment. I have experience working with a wide range of clients of all ages and diagnoses. My goal for all of my clients is to build a relationship of mutual trust, respect, and communication, as well as a safe environment that fosters vulnerability and honesty. Based on individual nuances, I strive to incorporate principles and skills from various theoretical models, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
(401) 240-1447 View (401) 240-1447
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Diane Hope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02911  (Online Only)
I am a LICSW in both RI and MA. My ideal client would be looking for a space where they can grow and be challenged while feeling supported and heard throughout their process. I have worked with children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults with substance use disorders. I have a particular passion for working with couples, Women's/men's issues as well as anyone from the LGBTQ+ community. As a self-identified member of the Queer community, I am passionate about working with this underserved population and creating a safe space where LGBTQ+ people can receive support without having to explain their identity or experience.
I am a LICSW in both RI and MA. My ideal client would be looking for a space where they can grow and be challenged while feeling supported and heard throughout their process. I have worked with children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults with substance use disorders. I have a particular passion for working with couples, Women's/men's issues as well as anyone from the LGBTQ+ community. As a self-identified member of the Queer community, I am passionate about working with this underserved population and creating a safe space where LGBTQ+ people can receive support without having to explain their identity or experience.
(401) 583-6620 View (401) 583-6620
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Larissa Nasisi
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Providence, RI 02904
Accepting New Clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor that has more than 5 years of experience working in private practice. I currently work at Polaris Counseling and Consulting LLC. I enjoy the private practice realm as I am able to work with a diverse range of clients. It is my goal to ensure an open, judgment-free environment in each session.I have experience working with teenagers, adults, families, and couples. I typically draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, and Motivational Interviewing.
Accepting New Clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor that has more than 5 years of experience working in private practice. I currently work at Polaris Counseling and Consulting LLC. I enjoy the private practice realm as I am able to work with a diverse range of clients. It is my goal to ensure an open, judgment-free environment in each session.I have experience working with teenagers, adults, families, and couples. I typically draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, and Motivational Interviewing.
(401) 593-1289 View (401) 593-1289
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Mandy LeComte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Providence, RI 02904  (Online Only)
I feel that providing a comfortable and safe environment for people to discuss their feelings and thoughts about experiences, concerns and changes they hope for in life and relationships is important. I will work to help you improve skills, insight and awareness around the areas in your life you are struggling with. I have been a clinical social worker for 20 years working within a variety of settings including schools, homes, community and residential. I have treated diverse populations of children, adolescents and adults with co-occurring disorders. I provide counseling services for adults and couples.
I feel that providing a comfortable and safe environment for people to discuss their feelings and thoughts about experiences, concerns and changes they hope for in life and relationships is important. I will work to help you improve skills, insight and awareness around the areas in your life you are struggling with. I have been a clinical social worker for 20 years working within a variety of settings including schools, homes, community and residential. I have treated diverse populations of children, adolescents and adults with co-occurring disorders. I provide counseling services for adults and couples.
(401) 252-0186 View (401) 252-0186
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Amara Consulting LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02911  (Online Only)
I offer person-centered individual sessions, my background, experience, and faith allow me a certain level of cultural awareness, which is imperative for effective therapy. My main goal is to help individuals/families work through whatever the current crisis may be, but also teach or enhance skills to help maintain stability.
I offer person-centered individual sessions, my background, experience, and faith allow me a certain level of cultural awareness, which is imperative for effective therapy. My main goal is to help individuals/families work through whatever the current crisis may be, but also teach or enhance skills to help maintain stability.
(401) 343-7166 View (401) 343-7166
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Jennifer Toutain
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02911
Sometimes it is beneficial to just say the things that are bugging us out loud and to someone who can really listen ! I can be that person for you. Sometimes having these feelings can overcome our defensive techniques and overwhelm us. We will talk about you and your needs. I will help you to identify your strengths and build upon them. We can try multiple types of techniques (CBT,ACT, MI, DBT, Mindfulness) and work on identifying the techniques that work for you. While building your self/worth and developing skills you will become confident and successful in achieving your mental health/addiction goals.
Sometimes it is beneficial to just say the things that are bugging us out loud and to someone who can really listen ! I can be that person for you. Sometimes having these feelings can overcome our defensive techniques and overwhelm us. We will talk about you and your needs. I will help you to identify your strengths and build upon them. We can try multiple types of techniques (CBT,ACT, MI, DBT, Mindfulness) and work on identifying the techniques that work for you. While building your self/worth and developing skills you will become confident and successful in achieving your mental health/addiction goals.
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Gina M. Iaciofano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02904  (Online Only)
Updated 04/04/24: Currently accepting new clients! - - Welcome! I lead an all female team of skilled therapists who specialize in treating women ages 18+. We have strong backgrounds and passion for working with women who are struggling with anxiety, relationship issues, the postpartum period, and/or trauma. Life coaching & consulting services are also available for those seeking quick, effective solutions without a long-term commitment to therapy.
Updated 04/04/24: Currently accepting new clients! - - Welcome! I lead an all female team of skilled therapists who specialize in treating women ages 18+. We have strong backgrounds and passion for working with women who are struggling with anxiety, relationship issues, the postpartum period, and/or trauma. Life coaching & consulting services are also available for those seeking quick, effective solutions without a long-term commitment to therapy.
(401) 372-8090 View (401) 372-8090
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Deborah Serabian-Kaufer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02904
Not accepting new clients
I have been in the field of social work/mental health for over 25 years and continue to have a profound respect for each individual's personal story and life journey. I help individuals to manage their life challenges as they develop skills, insight, and awareness to reduce problematic symptoms such as anxiety,depression, and relational issues.
I have been in the field of social work/mental health for over 25 years and continue to have a profound respect for each individual's personal story and life journey. I help individuals to manage their life challenges as they develop skills, insight, and awareness to reduce problematic symptoms such as anxiety,depression, and relational issues.
(401) 365-4658 View (401) 365-4658
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Domenic R Lancellotta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Providence, RI 02904
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.
(401) 240-1883 View (401) 240-1883

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Number of Therapists in North Providence, RI

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in North Providence, RI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Self Esteem
61% Grief

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
87% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna

How Therapists in North Providence, RI see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Providence?

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.