Therapists in Providence, RI

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Photo of Noah Bogdonoff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence, RI
Noah Bogdonoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Providence, RI 02906  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
People tend come to my practice because they're looking for a collaborative, purposeful, and nonjudgmental space to work through social, emotional, or sexual issues they're tired of struggling with on their own. Many of my clients are LGBTQIA+ people who take comfort in the fact that I'm already knowledgable and experienced with queer issues. I also regularly work with people experiencing anxiety and depression, people recovering from abusive relationships, and people experiencing sexual difficulties including pain, dysfunction, and shame around their desires or behaviors.
People tend come to my practice because they're looking for a collaborative, purposeful, and nonjudgmental space to work through social, emotional, or sexual issues they're tired of struggling with on their own. Many of my clients are LGBTQIA+ people who take comfort in the fact that I'm already knowledgable and experienced with queer issues. I also regularly work with people experiencing anxiety and depression, people recovering from abusive relationships, and people experiencing sexual difficulties including pain, dysfunction, and shame around their desires or behaviors.
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Alexandra Bosworth
MS, BCBA, LABA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02909
As your support system, I am here to offer you a compassionate and trauma-informed approach to ABA therapy, tailored for your unique needs as an autistic child or adult. My focus is on helping pre-teens and teenagers, collaboratively with you to identify goals that align with your values. My primary objective is to help you develop essential social, community, executive functioning, and daily living skills while providing a nurturing and affirming environment. Together, we will take on new challenges, at your own pace. I will be with you every step of the way, providing support and guidance, so that you feel confident and empowered.
As your support system, I am here to offer you a compassionate and trauma-informed approach to ABA therapy, tailored for your unique needs as an autistic child or adult. My focus is on helping pre-teens and teenagers, collaboratively with you to identify goals that align with your values. My primary objective is to help you develop essential social, community, executive functioning, and daily living skills while providing a nurturing and affirming environment. Together, we will take on new challenges, at your own pace. I will be with you every step of the way, providing support and guidance, so that you feel confident and empowered.
(401) 498-7031 View (401) 498-7031
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Caley Gelsomino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Providence, RI 02903  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and compassionate therapist, I offer virtual counseling services tailored to your individual needs. Embrace the convenience and privacy of online sessions from the comfort of your own space. I like to take a friendly and casual, yet professional approach to our therapeutic relationship.
As a dedicated and compassionate therapist, I offer virtual counseling services tailored to your individual needs. Embrace the convenience and privacy of online sessions from the comfort of your own space. I like to take a friendly and casual, yet professional approach to our therapeutic relationship.
(401) 358-5172 View (401) 358-5172
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Serenity Counseling llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Providence, RI 02906  (Online Only)
I have been working in the mental health field for over 13 years and specialize in serving children, adolescents and young adults. I have spent those years working with children, adolescents, and families helping with behavioral issues at home and in schools, as well as adults suffering from co-occurring disorders. I specialize in treating anxiety, anger/behavior management, relationship/ social problems, ADHD, depression, and stress. I work to help my clients towards reaching their individual goals in therapy and focus treatment on what works best for each person.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 13 years and specialize in serving children, adolescents and young adults. I have spent those years working with children, adolescents, and families helping with behavioral issues at home and in schools, as well as adults suffering from co-occurring disorders. I specialize in treating anxiety, anger/behavior management, relationship/ social problems, ADHD, depression, and stress. I work to help my clients towards reaching their individual goals in therapy and focus treatment on what works best for each person.
(401) 340-2463 View (401) 340-2463
Donna M Daloia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Providence, RI 02906
I work with people who want to improve the quality of their life. Whether it is a mood disorder, traumatic experiences, PTSD, relationship issues, medical illness, performance enhancement, or stress management, therapy can be an opportunity to put your life in order and to learn life sustaining skills. My style is supportive and collaborative. I am trained in EMDR, Marriage and Family Therapy and as a Medical Psychotherapist. I have extensive experience working with people who have medical issues that impact the quality of their life.
I work with people who want to improve the quality of their life. Whether it is a mood disorder, traumatic experiences, PTSD, relationship issues, medical illness, performance enhancement, or stress management, therapy can be an opportunity to put your life in order and to learn life sustaining skills. My style is supportive and collaborative. I am trained in EMDR, Marriage and Family Therapy and as a Medical Psychotherapist. I have extensive experience working with people who have medical issues that impact the quality of their life.
(401) 404-7150 View (401) 404-7150
Photo of Brittany Hunt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence, RI
Brittany Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02907
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking to take a deep dive into your sexual and relationship concerns to develop practical strategies and coping skills to improve your relationships, enhance your pleasure, and reclaim your sexuality? I am honored to be providing sex therapy through SHIP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing culturally inclusive, medically accurate, and pleasure guided sex therapy to adults. I provide a trauma-informed, collaborative space to discuss issues around sex and sexuality, topics which are all too often stigmatized and shamed in our culture.
Are you looking to take a deep dive into your sexual and relationship concerns to develop practical strategies and coping skills to improve your relationships, enhance your pleasure, and reclaim your sexuality? I am honored to be providing sex therapy through SHIP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing culturally inclusive, medically accurate, and pleasure guided sex therapy to adults. I provide a trauma-informed, collaborative space to discuss issues around sex and sexuality, topics which are all too often stigmatized and shamed in our culture.
(401) 289-1134 x1112 View (401) 289-1134 x1112
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Brooke Huminski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02906
Waitlist for new clients
I consider it a true privilege to offer genuine presence and practical skills for clients during times of transition, stress, or illness. We all live very busy lives. Sometimes it can be hard to stop and pause and it can be very worthwhile. I enjoy regularly working with professors, physicians, nurse, therapists, young professionals and students.
I consider it a true privilege to offer genuine presence and practical skills for clients during times of transition, stress, or illness. We all live very busy lives. Sometimes it can be hard to stop and pause and it can be very worthwhile. I enjoy regularly working with professors, physicians, nurse, therapists, young professionals and students.
(401) 244-8441 View (401) 244-8441
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Grace McClentic
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Providence, RI 02906  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Grace has clinical experience ranging from providing direct care in a psychiatric children’s hospital, and working directly with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Grace also has experience in community-based services facilitating family therapy and parenting groups. She prefers to work with a wide array of clients whether it be age or clinical need.
As a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Grace has clinical experience ranging from providing direct care in a psychiatric children’s hospital, and working directly with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Grace also has experience in community-based services facilitating family therapy and parenting groups. She prefers to work with a wide array of clients whether it be age or clinical need.
(401) 357-0522 View (401) 357-0522
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Salvatore Orlando
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BCD, LICSW
Verified
Providence, RI 02904
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed and board certified diplomate clinical social worker who has been in the mental health field for over 28 years. Before starting in private practice 2005, I worked in community mental health centers, schools, group homes, and inpatient units in medical and psychiatric hospitals. In my private practice, I provide psychotherapy for adults, children, and parents with a wide range of problems, including anxiety disorders, sexual abuse, depression and mood disorders, relationship issues, attentional difficulties, and childhood behavior problems.
I am a licensed and board certified diplomate clinical social worker who has been in the mental health field for over 28 years. Before starting in private practice 2005, I worked in community mental health centers, schools, group homes, and inpatient units in medical and psychiatric hospitals. In my private practice, I provide psychotherapy for adults, children, and parents with a wide range of problems, including anxiety disorders, sexual abuse, depression and mood disorders, relationship issues, attentional difficulties, and childhood behavior problems.
(401) 298-9205 View (401) 298-9205
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April Lau, LMHC Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02906  (Online Only)
Do your fears/worries about yourself hold you back from making deeper connections with yourself & others? Do suspect you won't like what you see if you take a closer look? Despite knowing you have a lot going for you, you still secretly dislike yourself. And you can't seem to stop judging yourself. Does thinking this way keep you from taking chances with people, in your career, and in your personal development? I help people to stop judging themselves by how they fail to measure up. We'll question unnecessary assumptions and free you from all the baggage you've been carrying around. PTSD treatment is also available.
Do your fears/worries about yourself hold you back from making deeper connections with yourself & others? Do suspect you won't like what you see if you take a closer look? Despite knowing you have a lot going for you, you still secretly dislike yourself. And you can't seem to stop judging yourself. Does thinking this way keep you from taking chances with people, in your career, and in your personal development? I help people to stop judging themselves by how they fail to measure up. We'll question unnecessary assumptions and free you from all the baggage you've been carrying around. PTSD treatment is also available.
(401) 354-2744 View (401) 354-2744
Photo of Meghan Bernier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence, RI
Meghan Bernier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Many of us are living our lives with constant, competing demands for our time and attention, leaving little room to feel safe, secure, and emotionally fulfilled. Whatever your drive for treatment may be, my role is to provide you with that space, support, and time for self-growth, and to help you discover strengths you may not have known you have. You can expect that in our time together you will feel protected, supported, and free to make new discoveries about yourself and the world around you that will help you overcome the obstacles you may be facing.
Many of us are living our lives with constant, competing demands for our time and attention, leaving little room to feel safe, secure, and emotionally fulfilled. Whatever your drive for treatment may be, my role is to provide you with that space, support, and time for self-growth, and to help you discover strengths you may not have known you have. You can expect that in our time together you will feel protected, supported, and free to make new discoveries about yourself and the world around you that will help you overcome the obstacles you may be facing.
(774) 214-2199 View (774) 214-2199
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Sean Manchester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, M, Div
Verified
Providence, RI 02908
Not accepting new clients
We all get stuck sometimes. We can find ourselves caught in intense and confusing emotions, and aren't sure how to handle them. Although these feelings can be painful, the truth is that there are stories connected to them, and telling our stories, in time, can produce remarkable change. I offer a calm, supportive setting that allows you to be heard, share your feelings and experiences, and discover new options to live a happier, more balanced life.
We all get stuck sometimes. We can find ourselves caught in intense and confusing emotions, and aren't sure how to handle them. Although these feelings can be painful, the truth is that there are stories connected to them, and telling our stories, in time, can produce remarkable change. I offer a calm, supportive setting that allows you to be heard, share your feelings and experiences, and discover new options to live a happier, more balanced life.
(401) 285-1923 View (401) 285-1923
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ME Psychotherapy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02906
Hello! My name is Kim Masterson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I have over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families in a variety of settings. I take great pride in treating my clients with the utmost respect and building a strong therapeutic relationship based on honesty and integrity. My goal is to provide a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere in which together, we can explore ways to help you feel better and recognize your true strengths and full potential.
Hello! My name is Kim Masterson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I have over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families in a variety of settings. I take great pride in treating my clients with the utmost respect and building a strong therapeutic relationship based on honesty and integrity. My goal is to provide a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere in which together, we can explore ways to help you feel better and recognize your true strengths and full potential.
(401) 633-2929 View (401) 633-2929
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Mindwell Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Providence, RI 02903
How do you make a relationship work when demands seem overwhelming and conflict escalates quickly? How do you overcome resentment, infidelity, or a lack of trust? How can you transition into a new phase of life without losing connection with your significant other? Couples Counseling facilitates an understanding of critical dynamics, gives partners the tools to connect, and creates a foundation for a true partnership. At MindWell Psychology, Dr. Livia Freier offers traditional couples counseling as well as counseling intensive programs for couples who wish to experience fast progress or those unable to attend weekly sessions.
How do you make a relationship work when demands seem overwhelming and conflict escalates quickly? How do you overcome resentment, infidelity, or a lack of trust? How can you transition into a new phase of life without losing connection with your significant other? Couples Counseling facilitates an understanding of critical dynamics, gives partners the tools to connect, and creates a foundation for a true partnership. At MindWell Psychology, Dr. Livia Freier offers traditional couples counseling as well as counseling intensive programs for couples who wish to experience fast progress or those unable to attend weekly sessions.
(401) 324-0046 View (401) 324-0046
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James P. Pereira
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Ill work within your budget folks. Overcharging doesn't mean a therapist is "better" in any category. There's far, far too much of that. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, and phobias..I have many years of experience in regards to individual therapy, couple counseling, family counseling, substance abuse counseling,and anger management...(Licensed R.I AND Massachusetts). My office is easily accessed via 195 and 95. I have excellent sucess rates. I have been awarded "the distinction of excellence" from my graduate school. If not insured let's talk about a payment in your ballpark. Call or email, Thanks, Jim
Ill work within your budget folks. Overcharging doesn't mean a therapist is "better" in any category. There's far, far too much of that. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, and phobias..I have many years of experience in regards to individual therapy, couple counseling, family counseling, substance abuse counseling,and anger management...(Licensed R.I AND Massachusetts). My office is easily accessed via 195 and 95. I have excellent sucess rates. I have been awarded "the distinction of excellence" from my graduate school. If not insured let's talk about a payment in your ballpark. Call or email, Thanks, Jim
(401) 240-1657 View (401) 240-1657
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Chanta Bryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Chanta Bryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College. She also received a Certification in Graduate Studies in Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder. Chanta has a diverse background in providing home-based and residential treatment to children, families, and adults with behavioral and mental diagnoses. She also has experience in providing one on one therapy for individuals with substance use and co-occurring diagnosis.
Chanta Bryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College. She also received a Certification in Graduate Studies in Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder. Chanta has a diverse background in providing home-based and residential treatment to children, families, and adults with behavioral and mental diagnoses. She also has experience in providing one on one therapy for individuals with substance use and co-occurring diagnosis.
(401) 567-1774 View (401) 567-1774
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Own Your Voice Mental Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Providence, RI 02904
Why do I need therapy? Therapy is for people who are crazy or out of control! I should be able to do this by myself! Asking or getting help means I'm not capable or strong. People are in therapy "cause they have to be." Couple's therapy is a last resort. Family therapy doesn't work/is not for me. Are any of these questions going through your mind? Is it helpful to know you are not alone? Sometimes, people are apprehensive about engaging in therapy or leery about continuing with therapy. All of the above reactions are understandable considering people's experiences. Licensure supervision/professional consultations offered.
Why do I need therapy? Therapy is for people who are crazy or out of control! I should be able to do this by myself! Asking or getting help means I'm not capable or strong. People are in therapy "cause they have to be." Couple's therapy is a last resort. Family therapy doesn't work/is not for me. Are any of these questions going through your mind? Is it helpful to know you are not alone? Sometimes, people are apprehensive about engaging in therapy or leery about continuing with therapy. All of the above reactions are understandable considering people's experiences. Licensure supervision/professional consultations offered.
(401) 208-2542 View (401) 208-2542
Photo of Latoya D Sherron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence, RI
Latoya D Sherron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02903  (Online Only)
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
(401) 388-5084 View (401) 388-5084
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Providence, RI 02903
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(401) 216-1904 View (401) 216-1904
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Sage Goodwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Not accepting new clients
Couples: I am one of the few certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)in Rhode Island. EFT is a validated and proven model of couples therapy (can be used for individuals or families). If you and your partner are disconnected or cannot find a way to get along, EFT can help. EFT is validate by research, is capable of helping solve marital issues where other forms of therapy have failed. Many of my clients came to me at the end of their hope for the relationship working and therapy being effective. I bring my expertise and fit it to you and your partner's needs.
Couples: I am one of the few certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)in Rhode Island. EFT is a validated and proven model of couples therapy (can be used for individuals or families). If you and your partner are disconnected or cannot find a way to get along, EFT can help. EFT is validate by research, is capable of helping solve marital issues where other forms of therapy have failed. Many of my clients came to me at the end of their hope for the relationship working and therapy being effective. I bring my expertise and fit it to you and your partner's needs.
(401) 352-4682 View (401) 352-4682

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Number of Therapists in Providence, RI

700+

Average cost per session

$149

Therapists in Providence, RI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
65% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Optum

How Therapists in Providence, RI see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 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.