Therapists in Richmond, RI

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Sara B Knight
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CBE
Verified
Richmond, RI 02892  (Online Only)
I am a holistic counselor offering services to individuals and couples. My clients come from a variety of backgrounds & identities. I offer a safe, welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ folx. My approach is eclectic and tailored to meet the client where they are. I am open to all spiritual and religious backgrounds, and to those who wish to develop their own unique spirituality. My work supports monogamy, poly, ENM, open, etc. I focus on lifestyle cultivation, stress-reduction, work-life balance, ADHD, neurodivergence, depression and anxiety, pre-natal and post-natal concerns, marriage, divorce, grief and end-of-life concerns.
I am a holistic counselor offering services to individuals and couples. My clients come from a variety of backgrounds & identities. I offer a safe, welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ folx. My approach is eclectic and tailored to meet the client where they are. I am open to all spiritual and religious backgrounds, and to those who wish to develop their own unique spirituality. My work supports monogamy, poly, ENM, open, etc. I focus on lifestyle cultivation, stress-reduction, work-life balance, ADHD, neurodivergence, depression and anxiety, pre-natal and post-natal concerns, marriage, divorce, grief and end-of-life concerns.
(401) 425-7774 View (401) 425-7774
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Richard V Palumbo
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, RI 02832
Not accepting new clients
*In-person & Telehealth (Remote) Appointments Available* Understanding how to manage mental health can be critical during uncertain times. I am a licensed mental health counselor with a PhD in Behavioral Science, over 15 years experience, and expertise in physiological components of anxiety and interpersonal relationships. My goal is to understand your unique circumstances and give you tools and strategies needed to deal with emotional and interpersonal challenges. These include thinking methods, problem solving tactics, and physiological techniques - evidenced based approaches known to impart lasting change.
*In-person & Telehealth (Remote) Appointments Available* Understanding how to manage mental health can be critical during uncertain times. I am a licensed mental health counselor with a PhD in Behavioral Science, over 15 years experience, and expertise in physiological components of anxiety and interpersonal relationships. My goal is to understand your unique circumstances and give you tools and strategies needed to deal with emotional and interpersonal challenges. These include thinking methods, problem solving tactics, and physiological techniques - evidenced based approaches known to impart lasting change.
(401) 337-7936 View (401) 337-7936
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Haley Wilk
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Richmond, RI 02812
Not accepting new clients
Booked through 2023. No waitlist available at this time. Hi there, and thanks for visiting my page! I specialize in anxiety, stress, and general life adjustments - high school age and up. I provide a confidential, nonjudgmental space for you to explore what's on your mind and sift through life's curveballs. I practice a more casual approach to therapy and I'm here to help you through anything that could be challenging for you at this time. The office is located on a farm, so we have the options to sit inside or walk and talk. Telehealth also available.
Booked through 2023. No waitlist available at this time. Hi there, and thanks for visiting my page! I specialize in anxiety, stress, and general life adjustments - high school age and up. I provide a confidential, nonjudgmental space for you to explore what's on your mind and sift through life's curveballs. I practice a more casual approach to therapy and I'm here to help you through anything that could be challenging for you at this time. The office is located on a farm, so we have the options to sit inside or walk and talk. Telehealth also available.
(401) 262-0281 View (401) 262-0281

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Nancy Embleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Nancy Embleton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2003. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from Rhode Island College in 1987 and obtained her Master's in Social Work from Salem State University in 1996. Nancy has more than 25 years of experience working in behavioral health and health care fields. She is skilled in crisis assessment and intervention, believes in a whole person approach for health and wellness, and incorporates a strength based humanistic approach which assists clients in obtaining practical solutions for issues and symptom management.
Nancy Embleton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2003. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from Rhode Island College in 1987 and obtained her Master's in Social Work from Salem State University in 1996. Nancy has more than 25 years of experience working in behavioral health and health care fields. She is skilled in crisis assessment and intervention, believes in a whole person approach for health and wellness, and incorporates a strength based humanistic approach which assists clients in obtaining practical solutions for issues and symptom management.
(401) 358-6225 View (401) 358-6225
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Lauren W Acquino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Lauren W. Acquino is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at School of Visual Arts then later in life moved to Florida to gain a Masters in Social Work at University of Central Florida. Everyone needs someone to talk to. Sometimes it needs to be with someone who is solely invested in just you. Whether it is to process some situational depression, address substance use struggles, or to explore deep, complex trauma.
Lauren W. Acquino is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at School of Visual Arts then later in life moved to Florida to gain a Masters in Social Work at University of Central Florida. Everyone needs someone to talk to. Sometimes it needs to be with someone who is solely invested in just you. Whether it is to process some situational depression, address substance use struggles, or to explore deep, complex trauma.
(401) 830-9272 View (401) 830-9272
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Alexis Desjardins
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Hello, I'm Alexis Desjardins, a dedicated and compassionate licensed clinical social worker with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and young adults between the ages of 8 and 30 thrive in their emotional and mental well-being. I specialize in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness practices to support individuals in their journey towards lasting positive change. My goal is to empower you to make meaningful changes and develop practical coping strategies.
Hello, I'm Alexis Desjardins, a dedicated and compassionate licensed clinical social worker with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and young adults between the ages of 8 and 30 thrive in their emotional and mental well-being. I specialize in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness practices to support individuals in their journey towards lasting positive change. My goal is to empower you to make meaningful changes and develop practical coping strategies.
(401) 386-3301 View (401) 386-3301
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Jessica Wolke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hope Valley, RI 02832
Not accepting new clients
My workstyle combines humor with compassion and empathy for all people. I believe that with challenges come gifts. One of the reasons we feel out of balance, tired, anxious or sad is because we tend to look outside of ourselves for happiness Wanting other people to change, wanting the world to be different, not liking what is happening-all of these things are out of our control. When we figure out what we can control (self) we can experience internal peace and calmness; When we trust the process, life begins to flow.
My workstyle combines humor with compassion and empathy for all people. I believe that with challenges come gifts. One of the reasons we feel out of balance, tired, anxious or sad is because we tend to look outside of ourselves for happiness Wanting other people to change, wanting the world to be different, not liking what is happening-all of these things are out of our control. When we figure out what we can control (self) we can experience internal peace and calmness; When we trust the process, life begins to flow.
(401) 596-2475 View (401) 596-2475
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Stop Look & Listen LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSN RN, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter, RI 02822
At Stop Look and Listen Psychotherapy Offices, we work with adults of all ages, including elderly. We help you develop coping skills to deal with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, substance abuse, family conflict including domestic violence, legal issues, loss of health, problems in the work place, loss of family and grief, as well as dealing with aging and pain management. We have expertise in dealing with trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
At Stop Look and Listen Psychotherapy Offices, we work with adults of all ages, including elderly. We help you develop coping skills to deal with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, substance abuse, family conflict including domestic violence, legal issues, loss of health, problems in the work place, loss of family and grief, as well as dealing with aging and pain management. We have expertise in dealing with trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
(401) 399-3457 View (401) 399-3457
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Jason Etting
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Kingstown, RI 02879
Jason uses a holistic approach to help clients identify obstacles and create effective strategies for working towards goals. His theoretical orientation is Person-Centered with Existential, Adlerian, and Constructivist Views and his approach is centered around values of compassion, freedom, trust, and forgiveness. He believes that when time is taken to analyze where personal beliefs come from we can learn how they influence our behavioral patterns, and then growth and healing can begin.
Jason uses a holistic approach to help clients identify obstacles and create effective strategies for working towards goals. His theoretical orientation is Person-Centered with Existential, Adlerian, and Constructivist Views and his approach is centered around values of compassion, freedom, trust, and forgiveness. He believes that when time is taken to analyze where personal beliefs come from we can learn how they influence our behavioral patterns, and then growth and healing can begin.
(401) 214-9661 View (401) 214-9661
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William J D'Amico Jr.
Psychologist, PhD
Wakefield, RI 02879
I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 40 years of experience offering evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. At the present time, I am working with the office of Alexander Scagnelli, MD PC who prescribes medication management along with his Nurse Practitioners. I am providing psychological testing, which includes a clinical interview, remote testing, following up with a results visit. We test for ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic disorders and a variety of other diagnoses. At the result visit, I would make recommendations based on your test results. Our office has availability within one week.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 40 years of experience offering evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. At the present time, I am working with the office of Alexander Scagnelli, MD PC who prescribes medication management along with his Nurse Practitioners. I am providing psychological testing, which includes a clinical interview, remote testing, following up with a results visit. We test for ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic disorders and a variety of other diagnoses. At the result visit, I would make recommendations based on your test results. Our office has availability within one week.
(401) 307-4693 View (401) 307-4693
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Kathlyn Heckart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Wakefield, RI 02880
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile! Beginning therapy can be an exciting and difficult process. I am a client-centered Independent Clinical Social Worker committed to helping individuals and couples grow in authentic ways by gently guiding and warmly challenging them. I will truly listen and enjoy finding new ways to help connect and communicate. I often ask questions as a way to gain understanding and direction. I will be actively engaged in the present while being mindful of the struggles that caused you to begin therapy.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile! Beginning therapy can be an exciting and difficult process. I am a client-centered Independent Clinical Social Worker committed to helping individuals and couples grow in authentic ways by gently guiding and warmly challenging them. I will truly listen and enjoy finding new ways to help connect and communicate. I often ask questions as a way to gain understanding and direction. I will be actively engaged in the present while being mindful of the struggles that caused you to begin therapy.
(401) 386-9132 View (401) 386-9132
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Susan Winsor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Susan Winsor is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2003. Susan has worked in various roles, including as a hospital clinician providing support to patients and their families in the ICU, Birthing Center, Emergency Department, and Behavioral Health settings. She has expertise providing support to persons experiencing complicated grief, loss, and end-of-life decision making. Susan has great empathy regarding the struggles to maintain one's personal integrity and autonomy in difficult relationships.
Susan Winsor is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2003. Susan has worked in various roles, including as a hospital clinician providing support to patients and their families in the ICU, Birthing Center, Emergency Department, and Behavioral Health settings. She has expertise providing support to persons experiencing complicated grief, loss, and end-of-life decision making. Susan has great empathy regarding the struggles to maintain one's personal integrity and autonomy in difficult relationships.
(401) 210-2017 View (401) 210-2017
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Sarah E Kelly
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, RI 02881  (Online Only)
Are you diagnosed with or suspect you have Borderline Personality Disorder? Have you arrived at a place in your personal journey where you are ready for change? Would you like to work with a therapist who understands BPD and is inspired to help people grow into the best versions of themselves? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a recognized and highly respected evidence-based practice for not only people with BPD, but many mental health disorders, including anxiety & depression. I am a firm believer that ALL people can benefit from the skill set this treatment teaches, and have witnessed real change happen for my clients.
Are you diagnosed with or suspect you have Borderline Personality Disorder? Have you arrived at a place in your personal journey where you are ready for change? Would you like to work with a therapist who understands BPD and is inspired to help people grow into the best versions of themselves? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a recognized and highly respected evidence-based practice for not only people with BPD, but many mental health disorders, including anxiety & depression. I am a firm believer that ALL people can benefit from the skill set this treatment teaches, and have witnessed real change happen for my clients.
(401) 289-1676 View (401) 289-1676
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Jessica Costigan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Jessica Costigan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2015. Jessica recognizes that every client is in a different place in life, therefore she likes to meet a client where they are at and help give them the tools they need to get where they want to be. Life is not easy but having the support and guidance of a trained professional can make all the difference! Jessica has experience in many different areas as well as being a good listener; she thinks this helps her support her clients in identifying what their challenges are and establishing a clear path to work through them.
Jessica Costigan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2015. Jessica recognizes that every client is in a different place in life, therefore she likes to meet a client where they are at and help give them the tools they need to get where they want to be. Life is not easy but having the support and guidance of a trained professional can make all the difference! Jessica has experience in many different areas as well as being a good listener; she thinks this helps her support her clients in identifying what their challenges are and establishing a clear path to work through them.
(401) 496-9012 View (401) 496-9012
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Heather Ann Locke
Counselor, EdM, LPC, LMHC, LAC, ACDP II
Verified
Charlestown, RI 02813  (Online Only)
I believe in the restorative power of hope. Over the course of my career I have been able to support clients to internalize the belief that they can make change in their lives. From focusing on the elimination of inner negative chatter to processing an acute trauma, our work reveals and removes the barriers in the way of life satisfaction. Through partnership, trust and the sharing of knowledge, real movement can occur. There is hope. Licensed as both a mental health and addictions specialist counselor, I work with both individuals and couples. I practice remotely in Colorado and Rhode Island.
I believe in the restorative power of hope. Over the course of my career I have been able to support clients to internalize the belief that they can make change in their lives. From focusing on the elimination of inner negative chatter to processing an acute trauma, our work reveals and removes the barriers in the way of life satisfaction. Through partnership, trust and the sharing of knowledge, real movement can occur. There is hope. Licensed as both a mental health and addictions specialist counselor, I work with both individuals and couples. I practice remotely in Colorado and Rhode Island.
(401) 313-4957 View (401) 313-4957
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Nicole B Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
South Kingstown, RI 02879  (Online Only)
Please click the website link below to run your insurance and schedule your first session. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with experience treating children, adolescents, and adults, struggling with trauma, attachment issues, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Using a solution-focused approach, I meet you where you are, and move you towards making the necessary changes to live your life authentically. Therapy is tailored to the client's unique situation and as symptoms improve, sessions may decrease in frequency until goals are met. This is your time to process emotions safely, without judgment.
Please click the website link below to run your insurance and schedule your first session. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with experience treating children, adolescents, and adults, struggling with trauma, attachment issues, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Using a solution-focused approach, I meet you where you are, and move you towards making the necessary changes to live your life authentically. Therapy is tailored to the client's unique situation and as symptoms improve, sessions may decrease in frequency until goals are met. This is your time to process emotions safely, without judgment.
(401) 336-6617 View (401) 336-6617
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Kaylee Dalaba
Counselor, LMHC, R-DMT
Verified
South Kingstown, RI 02879
Kaylee is a licensed mental health counselor and registered dance/movement therapist with 10 years of experience working in the mental health field through college practicums, internships, and professional employment. Kaylee has experience working with several populations including: adults with dementia in nursing facilities, neurodivergent children in early learning centers, and adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities. Kaylee’s approach is best described as “eclectic, somatic, and person-centered” as she believes that therapy should not be a “one size fits all” experience.
Kaylee is a licensed mental health counselor and registered dance/movement therapist with 10 years of experience working in the mental health field through college practicums, internships, and professional employment. Kaylee has experience working with several populations including: adults with dementia in nursing facilities, neurodivergent children in early learning centers, and adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities. Kaylee’s approach is best described as “eclectic, somatic, and person-centered” as she believes that therapy should not be a “one size fits all” experience.
(401) 329-2217 View (401) 329-2217
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Joseph T Wilkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Charlestown, RI 02813
“Peaceful are the empowered.” The focus of my practice is to empower individuals and families struggling with many of life's problems. Whether it is coping with COVID or over exposure to the media; dealing with stress from work, school, or a relationship; coping with an illness; or struggling with an addiction, life's problems can seem overwhelming and even debilitating at times. The good news is we hold the answers to our struggles, and can find them if given the opportunity to talk them out in a safe and judgment free environment.
“Peaceful are the empowered.” The focus of my practice is to empower individuals and families struggling with many of life's problems. Whether it is coping with COVID or over exposure to the media; dealing with stress from work, school, or a relationship; coping with an illness; or struggling with an addiction, life's problems can seem overwhelming and even debilitating at times. The good news is we hold the answers to our struggles, and can find them if given the opportunity to talk them out in a safe and judgment free environment.
(401) 307-5019 View (401) 307-5019
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Yardley Prettyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Exeter, RI 02822
I am a clinical social worker with over 20 years experience working in RI. If you or a family member is experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship or marital challenges, loss, have a history of trauma/PTSD, or are feeling overwhelmed in your life...therapy could be the answer. Over time I have witnessed amazing outcomes as a result of the therapeutic process.
I am a clinical social worker with over 20 years experience working in RI. If you or a family member is experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship or marital challenges, loss, have a history of trauma/PTSD, or are feeling overwhelmed in your life...therapy could be the answer. Over time I have witnessed amazing outcomes as a result of the therapeutic process.
(401) 592-3334 View (401) 592-3334
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Samantha Cahoone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kingston, RI 02881
Samantha Cahoone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. She has an MSW from Rhode Island College. Samantha has an extensive background in childhood sexual abuse and childhood sex exploitation. She specializes in CBT, Mindfulness therapy, and Play Therapy and believes children use play as their language. Outside of work Samantha plays softball and manages her own women's team.
Samantha Cahoone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. She has an MSW from Rhode Island College. Samantha has an extensive background in childhood sexual abuse and childhood sex exploitation. She specializes in CBT, Mindfulness therapy, and Play Therapy and believes children use play as their language. Outside of work Samantha plays softball and manages her own women's team.
(401) 496-8310 View (401) 496-8310

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Number of Therapists in Richmond, RI

< 10

Therapists in Richmond, RI who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Family Conflict
100% Stress
67% Addiction

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

How Therapists in Richmond, RI see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond?

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.