Therapists in Riverside, RI

Photo of Angela Stewart, Psychologist in Riverside, RI
Angela Stewart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
When your child or teen's journey has become more bumpy than expected - sadness, irritability, or worry seem to have moved in without an invitation - a psychologist specializing in child/family therapy might help. Maybe it's friendships that are not taking off or too much stress. Perhaps it's outbursts at home or school. Your family might be going through some big changes and your child doesn't seem the same. Whether you have been concerned for days, weeks, months or years, working with a therapist - to get practical and emotional support - might be a good place to start.
When your child or teen's journey has become more bumpy than expected - sadness, irritability, or worry seem to have moved in without an invitation - a psychologist specializing in child/family therapy might help. Maybe it's friendships that are not taking off or too much stress. Perhaps it's outbursts at home or school. Your family might be going through some big changes and your child doesn't seem the same. Whether you have been concerned for days, weeks, months or years, working with a therapist - to get practical and emotional support - might be a good place to start.
(401) 537-1075 View (401) 537-1075
Photo of Mario Dias, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverside, RI
Mario Dias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Dias is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. He has an MSW and an Undergraduate in Psychology. Mario provides clinical support, case management, substance use disorder counseling, and mental health evaluations.
Dias is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2023. He has an MSW and an Undergraduate in Psychology. Mario provides clinical support, case management, substance use disorder counseling, and mental health evaluations.
(401) 389-7305 View (401) 389-7305
Photo of Andrew D. Ellison, Marriage & Family Therapist in Riverside, RI
Andrew D. Ellison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, RI 02915
I like to solve problems. I use a strength-based, Imago couples trained, family systems approach. I focus on reducing relationship conflict, improving communication, and developing closeness for individuals, couples, and families. I am skilled in making positive changes happen. I lanched WellnessRI because I believe integral to a caring approach is coordinating with other medication and counseling providers in the practice.
I like to solve problems. I use a strength-based, Imago couples trained, family systems approach. I focus on reducing relationship conflict, improving communication, and developing closeness for individuals, couples, and families. I am skilled in making positive changes happen. I lanched WellnessRI because I believe integral to a caring approach is coordinating with other medication and counseling providers in the practice.
(401) 437-4116 View (401) 437-4116
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Shannon Erisman
Psychologist, PhD, PsyPact
Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, RI 02915
Women (including trans and nonbinary individuals) face unique challenges across the lifespan, particularly during times of transition. Overwhelming emotions, irritability, anxiety, or low mood are all signs that a change is needed, quite possibly in the form of a skilled, compassionate therapist to help you navigate these experiences. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and perinatal mental health. I love working with college-aged folks (particularly the Brown University community) and couples as well.
Women (including trans and nonbinary individuals) face unique challenges across the lifespan, particularly during times of transition. Overwhelming emotions, irritability, anxiety, or low mood are all signs that a change is needed, quite possibly in the form of a skilled, compassionate therapist to help you navigate these experiences. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and perinatal mental health. I love working with college-aged folks (particularly the Brown University community) and couples as well.
(401) 593-4121 View (401) 593-4121
Photo of Rosella Colonna, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverside, RI
Rosella Colonna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Rosella Colonna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2022. Rosella hopes to engage and collaborate with clients utilizing a variety of modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, mindfulness/relaxation and more. Outside of work, Rosella enjoys spending time with her two fur babies. Her pit-bull/husky mix Rocky, and her maltese mix Opie. She loves taking long walks on sunny days, reading outside and spending time with family and friends.
Rosella Colonna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2022. Rosella hopes to engage and collaborate with clients utilizing a variety of modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, mindfulness/relaxation and more. Outside of work, Rosella enjoys spending time with her two fur babies. Her pit-bull/husky mix Rocky, and her maltese mix Opie. She loves taking long walks on sunny days, reading outside and spending time with family and friends.
(401) 358-5151 View (401) 358-5151
Photo of Margaret Owen, Pre-Licensed Professional in Riverside, RI
Margaret Owen
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Margaret Owen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Rhode Island. She holds degrees from the University of Georgia (BFA), New York Academy of Art (MFA), and Rhode Island College (MSW). Margaret's first career as a professional artist and teacher informs her clinical presence and she brings patience, attention to detail, love of the natural world, and deep curiosity to her work with people. Her clinical practice is guided by a strengths-based perspective and grounded in the Rogerian principle of unconditional positive regard. She sees therapy as a relational, collaborative process.
Margaret Owen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Rhode Island. She holds degrees from the University of Georgia (BFA), New York Academy of Art (MFA), and Rhode Island College (MSW). Margaret's first career as a professional artist and teacher informs her clinical presence and she brings patience, attention to detail, love of the natural world, and deep curiosity to her work with people. Her clinical practice is guided by a strengths-based perspective and grounded in the Rogerian principle of unconditional positive regard. She sees therapy as a relational, collaborative process.
(401) 271-5994 View (401) 271-5994
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Kate Bowen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I can provide a safe environment that is free from judgement; listen to clients with compassion and understanding and be an objective person for you to talk with. I tend to suggest strategies or coping skills that may be effective for your personal situation; help you assess the skills to determine if they were effective and work with you to refine the skills or try another approach. It is my goal for you to feel better and to reach your personal goals.
As a therapist, I can provide a safe environment that is free from judgement; listen to clients with compassion and understanding and be an objective person for you to talk with. I tend to suggest strategies or coping skills that may be effective for your personal situation; help you assess the skills to determine if they were effective and work with you to refine the skills or try another approach. It is my goal for you to feel better and to reach your personal goals.
(617) 379-6631 View (617) 379-6631
Photo of Shauna E. Summers, Psychologist in Riverside, RI
Shauna E. Summers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Riverside, RI 02915  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
People seek counseling / therapy for many reasons - to gain understanding and insights, make changes, process experiences, for support and encouragement, and many others. Whether you are looking for a safe place to discuss whatever is on your mind, are interested in making life changes, or just want to give therapy a try, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and see how I may be able to help.
People seek counseling / therapy for many reasons - to gain understanding and insights, make changes, process experiences, for support and encouragement, and many others. Whether you are looking for a safe place to discuss whatever is on your mind, are interested in making life changes, or just want to give therapy a try, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and see how I may be able to help.
(401) 271-4861 View (401) 271-4861
Photo of Johnny Sperzel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverside, RI
Johnny Sperzel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Johnny Sperzel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2021. He graduated from Simmons University School of Social Work and has worked in multiple settings including hospital, school, and community based counseling. Johnny has been trained in numerous techniques and approaches with people from various backgrounds and diagnoses. Johnny often utilizes a mindfulness-based approach to therapy and a holistic view of each individual person. Outside of work, Johnny enjoys surfing, snowboarding, hockey, music, time with family/ friends, and hiking with his dogs.
Johnny Sperzel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2021. He graduated from Simmons University School of Social Work and has worked in multiple settings including hospital, school, and community based counseling. Johnny has been trained in numerous techniques and approaches with people from various backgrounds and diagnoses. Johnny often utilizes a mindfulness-based approach to therapy and a holistic view of each individual person. Outside of work, Johnny enjoys surfing, snowboarding, hockey, music, time with family/ friends, and hiking with his dogs.
(401) 561-6553 View (401) 561-6553
Photo of Sophie Cram, Pre-Licensed Professional in Riverside, RI
Sophie Cram
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Sophie Cram is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2022. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College in 2021 and her Master of Social Work degree in 2023. Sophie prides herself on her ability to create a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to grow and learn on their mental health journey. Sophie's priority is in establishing a partnership with her clients so they can work together and achieve the client's goals. Sophie likes to meet clients where they are and gives them tools to use regardless of where they are in their process.
Sophie Cram is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2022. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College in 2021 and her Master of Social Work degree in 2023. Sophie prides herself on her ability to create a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to grow and learn on their mental health journey. Sophie's priority is in establishing a partnership with her clients so they can work together and achieve the client's goals. Sophie likes to meet clients where they are and gives them tools to use regardless of where they are in their process.
(401) 298-9523 View (401) 298-9523
Meghan Keough Desmarais
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Meghan Keough is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Master's of Science obtained at the Margaret Warner School of Education and Human Development. Meghan offers EMDR and complex trauma treatment, intuitive eating support (certification to be completed this year), CAMS (certification to be completed this year), LGBTQIA+ informed treatment as a member of the community, and support for Transgendered individuals in transition. Outside of work, Meghan enjoys a wide variety of hobbies, running, rock climbing and hiking are among her favorites.
Meghan Keough is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Master's of Science obtained at the Margaret Warner School of Education and Human Development. Meghan offers EMDR and complex trauma treatment, intuitive eating support (certification to be completed this year), CAMS (certification to be completed this year), LGBTQIA+ informed treatment as a member of the community, and support for Transgendered individuals in transition. Outside of work, Meghan enjoys a wide variety of hobbies, running, rock climbing and hiking are among her favorites.
(401) 409-7267 View (401) 409-7267
Photo of Abby Celano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverside, RI
Abby Celano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Abby Celano is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2010. Abby has experience working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital with both adolescents and adults. She is here to assist you in your journey to feeling better and improving your mental health. Abby believes a collaborative relationship will be most effective in helping you feel your best. You are the expert on you, Abby is here to help you along your journey. She uses a strengths-based approach and is also comfortable utilizing both CBT and DBT skills.
Abby Celano is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2010. Abby has experience working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital with both adolescents and adults. She is here to assist you in your journey to feeling better and improving your mental health. Abby believes a collaborative relationship will be most effective in helping you feel your best. You are the expert on you, Abby is here to help you along your journey. She uses a strengths-based approach and is also comfortable utilizing both CBT and DBT skills.
(401) 652-6176 View (401) 652-6176
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Erica Sousa
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDP
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Erica Sousa is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional in Rhode Island. She has a Doctorate in Psychology and training and experience in many aspects of human development including the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health problems, adjustment issues, and educational challenges.
Erica Sousa is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional in Rhode Island. She has a Doctorate in Psychology and training and experience in many aspects of human development including the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health problems, adjustment issues, and educational challenges.
(401) 566-8231 View (401) 566-8231
Photo of Katie Cawley, Pre-Licensed Professional in Riverside, RI
Katie Cawley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CMHC
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Are you feeling stuck? Do you find yourself struggling in relationships? Do you feel pulled to gain a better understanding of yourself and the way you show up in the world? Are you frustrated and tired of navigating all of this on your own? My holistic approach to counseling is rooted in the idea that true growth and transformation can only occur when we are able to connect deeply to our intuition and our most authentic self. In order to achieve this connection, we must explore experiences, narratives, and beliefs that cause us to disconnect from ourselves and our authenticity. I am here to help guide you on this healing journey.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you find yourself struggling in relationships? Do you feel pulled to gain a better understanding of yourself and the way you show up in the world? Are you frustrated and tired of navigating all of this on your own? My holistic approach to counseling is rooted in the idea that true growth and transformation can only occur when we are able to connect deeply to our intuition and our most authentic self. In order to achieve this connection, we must explore experiences, narratives, and beliefs that cause us to disconnect from ourselves and our authenticity. I am here to help guide you on this healing journey.
(401) 812-2003 View (401) 812-2003
Photo of Rachael Alba, Counselor in Riverside, RI
Rachael Alba
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Are you experiencing anxiety or grief due to loss, trauma, fertility issues, or perinatal concerns? Perhaps you’re experiencing debilitating fear and you're ready to ask for help. These experiences can keep you from enjoying your life and relationships and leave you feeling isolated. Maybe it seems like things will never get better but you still find yourself reaching for a state of calm and clear? If you wish to feel empowered with resources that will strengthen you during transitional times in your life, you're in the right place. I can confidently help you navigate to a more hopeful and peaceful place. I'm happy to help!
Are you experiencing anxiety or grief due to loss, trauma, fertility issues, or perinatal concerns? Perhaps you’re experiencing debilitating fear and you're ready to ask for help. These experiences can keep you from enjoying your life and relationships and leave you feeling isolated. Maybe it seems like things will never get better but you still find yourself reaching for a state of calm and clear? If you wish to feel empowered with resources that will strengthen you during transitional times in your life, you're in the right place. I can confidently help you navigate to a more hopeful and peaceful place. I'm happy to help!
(401) 214-6325 View (401) 214-6325
Photo of Joshua D Bennett - Wellness Rhode Island, Marriage & Family Therapist in Riverside, RI
Joshua D Bennett - Wellness Rhode Island
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
**NOW OFFERING TELEMEDICINE** **NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**Collaboration is key to create meaningful change. I work closely with individuals, couples, and families to explore their goals. I use a strengths based approach to therapy to help increase client well being. My goal is to reduce conflict, increase connection, and create long lasting change. I collaborate with Dr. Monissa Solberg (owner of Wellness Rhode Island) as well as the other prescribers and therapists at the practice to facilitate the highest quality of care possible.
**NOW OFFERING TELEMEDICINE** **NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**Collaboration is key to create meaningful change. I work closely with individuals, couples, and families to explore their goals. I use a strengths based approach to therapy to help increase client well being. My goal is to reduce conflict, increase connection, and create long lasting change. I collaborate with Dr. Monissa Solberg (owner of Wellness Rhode Island) as well as the other prescribers and therapists at the practice to facilitate the highest quality of care possible.
(401) 313-3038 View (401) 313-3038
Photo of James Richardson - Wellness Rhode Island, Counselor in Riverside, RI
James Richardson - Wellness Rhode Island
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a wide array of experience. I have been working with adults, teenagers and children for over 17 years. If you feel overwhelmed, stuck, and/or dealing with life struggles. I will help you find a new and rewarding path. I am skilled in making positive changes happen. I collaborate at Wellness RI with psychiatrist Dr. Monissa Solberg, which is integral to our caring approach. We coordinate with each other and with other medication and counseling providers in our practice.
Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a wide array of experience. I have been working with adults, teenagers and children for over 17 years. If you feel overwhelmed, stuck, and/or dealing with life struggles. I will help you find a new and rewarding path. I am skilled in making positive changes happen. I collaborate at Wellness RI with psychiatrist Dr. Monissa Solberg, which is integral to our caring approach. We coordinate with each other and with other medication and counseling providers in our practice.
(401) 298-9761 View (401) 298-9761
Photo of Keri Giacomini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverside, RI
Keri Giacomini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, RI 02915
Hi! My name is Keri. Welcome to my little corner of compassion! As a therapist, I bring a unique blend of professional expertise and genuine empathy to guide you on your journey towards healing and growth. Through active listening, empathy, and evidence-based practices, I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Together, we'll work collaboratively to navigate life's challenges and help you to cultivate resilience, self-awareness, and meaningful change. Your well-being is essential, and I look forward to walking alongside you on your path to personal growth.
Hi! My name is Keri. Welcome to my little corner of compassion! As a therapist, I bring a unique blend of professional expertise and genuine empathy to guide you on your journey towards healing and growth. Through active listening, empathy, and evidence-based practices, I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Together, we'll work collaboratively to navigate life's challenges and help you to cultivate resilience, self-awareness, and meaningful change. Your well-being is essential, and I look forward to walking alongside you on your path to personal growth.
(401) 425-3833 View (401) 425-3833
Photo of Renee Mensah, Psychologist in Riverside, RI
Renee Mensah
Psychologist, APRN (C
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Renee Mensah is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed to treat psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Renee specializes in holistic and pharmacological approaches to ease mental health ailments such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Insomnia, Fatigue, Low motivation, and other challenges. Renee received a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor's degree in nursing from Rhode Island College. She completed her Master's in Nursing from Regis College. Renee has experience in mental health across the lifespan that includes both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Renee Mensah is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed to treat psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Renee specializes in holistic and pharmacological approaches to ease mental health ailments such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Insomnia, Fatigue, Low motivation, and other challenges. Renee received a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor's degree in nursing from Rhode Island College. She completed her Master's in Nursing from Regis College. Renee has experience in mental health across the lifespan that includes both inpatient and outpatient settings.
(401) 266-3451 View (401) 266-3451
Photo of Nicole M. Interlini, Counselor in Riverside, RI
Nicole M. Interlini
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Riverside, RI 02915
Nicole Interlini is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2018. Nicole received two Bachelor of Arts diplomas in Sociology and Justice Studies, and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. She is also working towards a certification in IFS Internal Family Systems, and EMDR. Nicole is a trauma informed and trained therapist using an eclectic mix of interventions which include but not limited to, Strengths Based, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
Nicole Interlini is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2018. Nicole received two Bachelor of Arts diplomas in Sociology and Justice Studies, and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. She is also working towards a certification in IFS Internal Family Systems, and EMDR. Nicole is a trauma informed and trained therapist using an eclectic mix of interventions which include but not limited to, Strengths Based, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
(401) 388-6904 View (401) 388-6904

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Number of Therapists in Riverside, RI

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Riverside, RI who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
91% Anxiety
70% Trauma and PTSD
52% ADHD
52% Grief
43% Relationship Issues
43% Child

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
88% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna

How Therapists in Riverside, RI see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
20% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Riverside?

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.