Therapists in Providence County, RI

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Photo of Joseph M Pizzuti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
Joseph M Pizzuti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
**UPDATED 3/24/23, Limited Openings** EMAIL is best form of communication for scheduling initial appointments. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker/ Psychotherapist in the state of RI. I have been working in the human services field for over 15 years in a variety of settings; including private agencies, outpatient clinics, school departments, and hospital settings; while serving children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, I have extensive experience supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities.
**UPDATED 3/24/23, Limited Openings** EMAIL is best form of communication for scheduling initial appointments. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker/ Psychotherapist in the state of RI. I have been working in the human services field for over 15 years in a variety of settings; including private agencies, outpatient clinics, school departments, and hospital settings; while serving children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, I have extensive experience supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities.
(401) 307-4108 View (401) 307-4108
Photo of Megan Strathearn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
Megan Strathearn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02906  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It’s 7am. You have only slept three hours, thoughts bouncing in your mind and a feeling of dread in your stomach. Or maybe your legs feel like cement, as though you’re walking through mud each day in a fog. Or maybe you simply feel spread thin, drained, too much happening all at once and the wave of it is making it hard to swim. My mission is to create a collaborative and healing space for you, one that allows you to learn skills that support your therapeutic goals - and helps you ride the waves that life throws your way.
It’s 7am. You have only slept three hours, thoughts bouncing in your mind and a feeling of dread in your stomach. Or maybe your legs feel like cement, as though you’re walking through mud each day in a fog. Or maybe you simply feel spread thin, drained, too much happening all at once and the wave of it is making it hard to swim. My mission is to create a collaborative and healing space for you, one that allows you to learn skills that support your therapeutic goals - and helps you ride the waves that life throws your way.
(401) 320-4493 View (401) 320-4493
Photo of Judith Orodenker, Psychologist in Providence County, RI
Judith Orodenker
Psychologist, PhD, ATR
Verified Verified
Pawtucket, RI 02860  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I offer a gentle and supportive approach to therapy, one in which client and therapist work together to discover patterns that may be interfering with happiness and peace of mind. I provide a nurturing and non-judgmental environment in which my clients may explore themselves fully, gaining access to their inner guidance and allowing their hearts to speak. Together we look at how shifts might be made so that change and transformation can be achieved, leading to health, wellbeing, and the actualization of one's goals.
I offer a gentle and supportive approach to therapy, one in which client and therapist work together to discover patterns that may be interfering with happiness and peace of mind. I provide a nurturing and non-judgmental environment in which my clients may explore themselves fully, gaining access to their inner guidance and allowing their hearts to speak. Together we look at how shifts might be made so that change and transformation can be achieved, leading to health, wellbeing, and the actualization of one's goals.
(401) 288-1013 View (401) 288-1013
Photo of Mary Elizabeth Ruggiero, Psychologist in Providence County, RI
Mary Elizabeth Ruggiero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02906
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at PVD Psychological Associates and am a bicultural and bilingual therapist (native fluency in Spanish). I specialize in the areas of complex traumas, identity development, depressive disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and working with LGBTQIA-identified individuals. I practice within a psychodynamic-interpersonal framework, though I often use strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, compassion based techniques, and narrative approaches.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at PVD Psychological Associates and am a bicultural and bilingual therapist (native fluency in Spanish). I specialize in the areas of complex traumas, identity development, depressive disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and working with LGBTQIA-identified individuals. I practice within a psychodynamic-interpersonal framework, though I often use strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, compassion based techniques, and narrative approaches.
(401) 256-5071 View (401) 256-5071
Photo of Andrea G Dougherty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
Andrea G Dougherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Not accepting new clients
I love the work that I do because I love people, each with their unique strengths, joys, challenges, quirkiness, and vulnerabilities. In my role as your therapist, I am privileged to be involved in and explore your life experience. I have a warm, compassionate, down-to-earth style along with a common-sense approach to solving problems. I will work with you to identify and resolve current stressors, and if necessary, do the work to heal past wounds which get in the way of living your fullest life.
I love the work that I do because I love people, each with their unique strengths, joys, challenges, quirkiness, and vulnerabilities. In my role as your therapist, I am privileged to be involved in and explore your life experience. I have a warm, compassionate, down-to-earth style along with a common-sense approach to solving problems. I will work with you to identify and resolve current stressors, and if necessary, do the work to heal past wounds which get in the way of living your fullest life.
(401) 213-3136 View (401) 213-3136
Photo of Amanda Teixeira, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
Amanda Teixeira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
North Smithfield, RI 02896  (Online Only)
Please note prior to contact, I only provide video therapy sessions at this time. I believe that every person deserves to feel peace, self love and have the internal resources necessary to regulate their emotions. Through process, reflection and learning to challenge patterns of self doubt and avoidance, engaging in therapy can present opportunities for personal growth.
Please note prior to contact, I only provide video therapy sessions at this time. I believe that every person deserves to feel peace, self love and have the internal resources necessary to regulate their emotions. Through process, reflection and learning to challenge patterns of self doubt and avoidance, engaging in therapy can present opportunities for personal growth.
(401) 271-9567 View (401) 271-9567
Photo of Rebecca Flores (Expressive Art Therapist), Art Therapist in Providence County, RI
Rebecca Flores (Expressive Art Therapist)
Art Therapist, MS, CAGS, REAT
Verified Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
It can be challenging to recognize that changes need to be made in your life and in your relationships. Yet, when conflicts begin to resolve and life becomes “smoother,” therapy becomes its own reward. As a therapist, I focus on creating a trusting and compassionate environment where you will feel safe in areas that await healing. I offer a shelter where you will learn to identify patterns that keep you ‘stuck’ and where you can explore new approaches and strategies that will allow your potential to blossom.
It can be challenging to recognize that changes need to be made in your life and in your relationships. Yet, when conflicts begin to resolve and life becomes “smoother,” therapy becomes its own reward. As a therapist, I focus on creating a trusting and compassionate environment where you will feel safe in areas that await healing. I offer a shelter where you will learn to identify patterns that keep you ‘stuck’ and where you can explore new approaches and strategies that will allow your potential to blossom.
(401) 208-2264 View (401) 208-2264
Photo of Heather L Woodward, Counselor in Providence County, RI
Heather L Woodward
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenville, RI 02828  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or a transition in life, I can help with alleviating the symptoms or behaviors which may be affecting your working or personal relationships. I also work with children and families who are struggling with behavioral or emotional problems. We will work together to create a treatment plan which specifically tailors to your needs, whether it's short or long-term treatment. Together we will learn what techniques are most effective for you.
If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or a transition in life, I can help with alleviating the symptoms or behaviors which may be affecting your working or personal relationships. I also work with children and families who are struggling with behavioral or emotional problems. We will work together to create a treatment plan which specifically tailors to your needs, whether it's short or long-term treatment. Together we will learn what techniques are most effective for you.
(401) 567-1014 View (401) 567-1014
Photo of Vera DeMarco, Counselor in Providence County, RI
Vera DeMarco
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Waitlist for new clients
Over the years I have worked with children, teens, and adults. While each person makes a decision to participate in counseling for a different reason he or she is looking to make a change. My efforts are then centered on helping make that change happen. Together we can create a path by learning strategies and techniques to help achieve immediate goals and that can then be applied through all phases and stages of life.
Over the years I have worked with children, teens, and adults. While each person makes a decision to participate in counseling for a different reason he or she is looking to make a change. My efforts are then centered on helping make that change happen. Together we can create a path by learning strategies and techniques to help achieve immediate goals and that can then be applied through all phases and stages of life.
(401) 307-4228 View (401) 307-4228
Photo of Daniela Vasquez- Brave Mind Counseling Llc, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
Daniela Vasquez- Brave Mind Counseling Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02903  (Online Only)
Licensed in MA and RI! We all struggle with taking care of ourselves while balancing life’s demands at some point or another. Too often we forget about ourselves in the process of nurturing our children, our families, or our relationships. I believe it is so important to support those who are in caring roles to ensure that they feel self-care is a possibility for them. In my almost 9 years of practice, I have grown to be very passionate about women’s and children's mental health and the various roles we hold within our personal and professional lives.
Licensed in MA and RI! We all struggle with taking care of ourselves while balancing life’s demands at some point or another. Too often we forget about ourselves in the process of nurturing our children, our families, or our relationships. I believe it is so important to support those who are in caring roles to ensure that they feel self-care is a possibility for them. In my almost 9 years of practice, I have grown to be very passionate about women’s and children's mental health and the various roles we hold within our personal and professional lives.
(401) 336-6039 View (401) 336-6039
Photo of Carissa Jackson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
Carissa Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pawtucket, RI 02860
If you are thinking about beginning a therapeutic journey, I commend you for your strength, as seeking support is not easy. My goal as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is to help you continue to identify your strengths, your hopes for the future, and coping skills to help you reach your goals. I have dedicated my career to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and their families who have been impacted by varying needs and life circumstances. I have extensive experience in a variety of settings working with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.
If you are thinking about beginning a therapeutic journey, I commend you for your strength, as seeking support is not easy. My goal as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is to help you continue to identify your strengths, your hopes for the future, and coping skills to help you reach your goals. I have dedicated my career to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and their families who have been impacted by varying needs and life circumstances. I have extensive experience in a variety of settings working with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.
(401) 593-9676 View (401) 593-9676
Photo of Empowering Road, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
Empowering Road, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02903
Life can be difficult and the path may appear unclear. Have you experienced unexpected bumps or turns in the road? Feeling stressed? Or at a crossroads? Empowering Road can help you navigate the next steps of your healing journey. At Empowering Road, we honor the differences that make our individual and collective experiences unique. We believe healing can be an empowering journey. Clinically crafted, quality care that is culturally sensitive with an empowered strengths-based lens, is the heart and minimum standard of service our clients receive. Feeling anxious, sad, unmotivated, ambivalent, or tense? Let Empowering Road help.
Life can be difficult and the path may appear unclear. Have you experienced unexpected bumps or turns in the road? Feeling stressed? Or at a crossroads? Empowering Road can help you navigate the next steps of your healing journey. At Empowering Road, we honor the differences that make our individual and collective experiences unique. We believe healing can be an empowering journey. Clinically crafted, quality care that is culturally sensitive with an empowered strengths-based lens, is the heart and minimum standard of service our clients receive. Feeling anxious, sad, unmotivated, ambivalent, or tense? Let Empowering Road help.
(401) 213-8362 View (401) 213-8362
Photo of Jennifer Toutain, Counselor in Providence County, RI
Jennifer Toutain
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Caroline Gojcz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
Caroline Gojcz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
Hello! I'm Caroline Gojcz, a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. With a commitment to fostering positive change, I employ a person-centered and strengths-based approach in therapy. Specializing in areas such as anxiety, depression, stress management, and relationship issues, I am dedicated to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals to navigate their unique journey toward healing and growth.
Hello! I'm Caroline Gojcz, a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. With a commitment to fostering positive change, I employ a person-centered and strengths-based approach in therapy. Specializing in areas such as anxiety, depression, stress management, and relationship issues, I am dedicated to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals to navigate their unique journey toward healing and growth.
(401) 298-9626 View (401) 298-9626
Photo of BELLA MENTE COUNSELING LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
BELLA MENTE COUNSELING LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Hi! My name is Beth Mancini and I am the Owner of Bella Mente Counseling in Woonsocket, RI. Bella Mente has 30 + wonderful counselors with years of experience. We are warm, friendly, non-judgmental and TRULY LOVE what we do- which is to help you!! We have male and female counselors. We have English, Spanish and Chinese speaking counselors. We are open 7 days a week from 9am-9pm most days! We have a gorgeous, newly renovated space on Main Street with private parking in the back lot. We would LOVE to help you with anything you are struggling with. Don't be embarrassed to discuss any issues you might be having. We are here for you!!
Hi! My name is Beth Mancini and I am the Owner of Bella Mente Counseling in Woonsocket, RI. Bella Mente has 30 + wonderful counselors with years of experience. We are warm, friendly, non-judgmental and TRULY LOVE what we do- which is to help you!! We have male and female counselors. We have English, Spanish and Chinese speaking counselors. We are open 7 days a week from 9am-9pm most days! We have a gorgeous, newly renovated space on Main Street with private parking in the back lot. We would LOVE to help you with anything you are struggling with. Don't be embarrassed to discuss any issues you might be having. We are here for you!!
(401) 357-0602 View (401) 357-0602
Enmanuel Matos Anchor Counseling Center, Inc.
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cranston, RI 02920
Enmanuel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and went on to complete his Masters degree in Counseling at Boston College. Enmanuel has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, but his focus was with children and adolescents. Enmanuel has worked for the past several years for Gateway Healthcare, where he has helped patients deal with anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral issues and more. Enmanuel uses whatever technique he feels best suits each individual,such as the cognitive behavioral technique, dialectical behavioral technique, and solution focused therapy.
Enmanuel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and went on to complete his Masters degree in Counseling at Boston College. Enmanuel has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, but his focus was with children and adolescents. Enmanuel has worked for the past several years for Gateway Healthcare, where he has helped patients deal with anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral issues and more. Enmanuel uses whatever technique he feels best suits each individual,such as the cognitive behavioral technique, dialectical behavioral technique, and solution focused therapy.
(401) 305-1643 View (401) 305-1643
Photo of Aliza Bogdanich, Pre-Licensed Professional in Providence County, RI
Aliza Bogdanich
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnston, RI 02919
Aliza Bogdanich leverages extensive experience in therapy and recovery as a Primary Therapist at Ocean State Recovery Center, Rhode Island. With academic qualifications including a Master of Education in Counseling & Human Development and a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing from Saint Lawrence University, her education underpins a solid grasp of human behavior. Previously, Aliza enriched her expertise working as a Life Coach at Herren Wellness and a Counselor at Gosnold Treatment Center, assisting individuals battling substance use and mental health issues.
Aliza Bogdanich leverages extensive experience in therapy and recovery as a Primary Therapist at Ocean State Recovery Center, Rhode Island. With academic qualifications including a Master of Education in Counseling & Human Development and a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing from Saint Lawrence University, her education underpins a solid grasp of human behavior. Previously, Aliza enriched her expertise working as a Life Coach at Herren Wellness and a Counselor at Gosnold Treatment Center, assisting individuals battling substance use and mental health issues.
(401) 361-3704 View (401) 361-3704
Photo of Carol A Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist in Providence County, RI
Carol A Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
When pain overwhelms joys; when core longings for love, acceptance, respect, safety, and significance are met with rejection, betrayal, loss, and questioning; when depression, anxiety, confusion, and conflicts drain us, we long for hope that relief and change are possible. We want to know that we're not alone in our struggles.
When pain overwhelms joys; when core longings for love, acceptance, respect, safety, and significance are met with rejection, betrayal, loss, and questioning; when depression, anxiety, confusion, and conflicts drain us, we long for hope that relief and change are possible. We want to know that we're not alone in our struggles.
(401) 519-9313 x3 View (401) 519-9313 x3
Photo of Dana Gionta, Psychologist in Providence County, RI
Dana Gionta
Psychologist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and depleted from being pulled in many directions. You want to say no but find yourself saying yes instead, fearing that family and friends will get angry or be disappointed if you say no. You worry it may jeopardize your relationships if you do. Each time you think about setting a boundary, you feel anxious, or guilty, and sometimes even selfish for considering it. You want to live your own life. However, prioritizing yourself and honoring your own needs seems almost impossible. At times, you feel stuck, unable to know what you want, or focus on your life goals and dreams because you have little energy
Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and depleted from being pulled in many directions. You want to say no but find yourself saying yes instead, fearing that family and friends will get angry or be disappointed if you say no. You worry it may jeopardize your relationships if you do. Each time you think about setting a boundary, you feel anxious, or guilty, and sometimes even selfish for considering it. You want to live your own life. However, prioritizing yourself and honoring your own needs seems almost impossible. At times, you feel stuck, unable to know what you want, or focus on your life goals and dreams because you have little energy
(401) 375-9901 View (401) 375-9901
Photo of Kathleen Mary Flynn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Providence County, RI
Kathleen Mary Flynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cranston, RI 02910  (Online Only)
Therapy is an opportunity to learn more about your self. If you are facing conflicts, emotional challenges, or adjusting to changes in your life, let's work together. I have 25 years of clinical experience and use an eclectic, collaborative approach tailored to you. I provide a calm, welcoming and nonjudgmental environment where you can tell your story and start the journey to feeling better. Appointments are available via telehealth or for those who are home-bound, home visits are an option.
Therapy is an opportunity to learn more about your self. If you are facing conflicts, emotional challenges, or adjusting to changes in your life, let's work together. I have 25 years of clinical experience and use an eclectic, collaborative approach tailored to you. I provide a calm, welcoming and nonjudgmental environment where you can tell your story and start the journey to feeling better. Appointments are available via telehealth or for those who are home-bound, home visits are an option.
(401) 537-1085 View (401) 537-1085

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Number of Therapists in Providence County, RI

1,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Providence County, RI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Optum

How Therapists in Providence County, RI see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Providence County?

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.