Therapists in Vermont

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Photo of Brian Ashley, MA, PLC, Psychologist in Vermont
Brian Ashley, MA, PLC
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Williston, VT 05495
Waitlist for new clients
My work as a therapist is to help people live fulfilling lives in which they enjoy satisfying relationships, do their best work, and develop a deeper awareness and curiosity about their inner emotional experiences. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is essential to facilitating honest and open self-discovery. It serves as a lens through which relationship patterns and emotional experiences can be explored in a unique way. This approach to therapy generates long-term improvements for people suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, and the effects of trauma.
My work as a therapist is to help people live fulfilling lives in which they enjoy satisfying relationships, do their best work, and develop a deeper awareness and curiosity about their inner emotional experiences. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is essential to facilitating honest and open self-discovery. It serves as a lens through which relationship patterns and emotional experiences can be explored in a unique way. This approach to therapy generates long-term improvements for people suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, and the effects of trauma.
(802) 613-0862 View (802) 613-0862
Photo of Jessa Carpenter, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Vermont
Jessa Carpenter
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHC, LADC
Verified Verified
We all have our own life story. We all go through events in our lives that make holes in our hearts. Sometimes those holes heal over time, and sometimes those holes needs some extra time and attention in order to mend. I believe YOU are the experts of your own life; therefore my goal in therapy is to build a supportive relationship with you based on care, trust, empathy and genuineness when you are sharing about these sensitive struggles.
We all have our own life story. We all go through events in our lives that make holes in our hearts. Sometimes those holes heal over time, and sometimes those holes needs some extra time and attention in order to mend. I believe YOU are the experts of your own life; therefore my goal in therapy is to build a supportive relationship with you based on care, trust, empathy and genuineness when you are sharing about these sensitive struggles.
(802) 823-1045 View (802) 823-1045
Photo of Kate Fetherston, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Kate Fetherston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Montpelier, VT 05602  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Being human involves suffering, wonderment, and love. My work centers on promoting healing the suffering we cause ourselves, and on coming into right relationship with ourselves and others in order to grow into our full human capacities. Mindfulness, meditation, self- expression and finding one’s passions are all important aspects of this work. I believe that, whatever problems we have, we are not our problems. Learning to create life structures that support our best selves and finding ways to increase our tolerance of difficult emotions are essential tools in the art of living well.
Being human involves suffering, wonderment, and love. My work centers on promoting healing the suffering we cause ourselves, and on coming into right relationship with ourselves and others in order to grow into our full human capacities. Mindfulness, meditation, self- expression and finding one’s passions are all important aspects of this work. I believe that, whatever problems we have, we are not our problems. Learning to create life structures that support our best selves and finding ways to increase our tolerance of difficult emotions are essential tools in the art of living well.
(802) 613-0827 View (802) 613-0827
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OpenGate
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Calais, VT 05650
We have openings! OpenGate is a group practice offering a variety of styles of therapy, in-person at several locations throughout Vermont, and via Telehealth. We offer services to individuals of all ages and populations, including the LGBTQA+ and neurodivergent populations, with a variety of counseling needs. Our team offers services ranging from expressive arts therapy, IFS, CBT, EMDR, Positive Psychology and wellness based practice, as well as somatic therapy, traditional talk therapy, and more. Visit www.opengatevt.com and check out our counseling team page!
We have openings! OpenGate is a group practice offering a variety of styles of therapy, in-person at several locations throughout Vermont, and via Telehealth. We offer services to individuals of all ages and populations, including the LGBTQA+ and neurodivergent populations, with a variety of counseling needs. Our team offers services ranging from expressive arts therapy, IFS, CBT, EMDR, Positive Psychology and wellness based practice, as well as somatic therapy, traditional talk therapy, and more. Visit www.opengatevt.com and check out our counseling team page!
(802) 793-9850 x1 View (802) 793-9850 x1
Photo of Hannah Engelken, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Hannah Engelken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Essex Junction, VT 05452  (Online Only)
Are you in a tough spot or struggling? No matter what you are going through, therapy is a valuable place to get support, work towards making a change, and create a better understanding of oneself. I believe that therapy can be a beneficial experience for anyone as it provides a safe space to process feelings/stressors and to be heard and understood. My approach to therapy is grounded in relational theory - focusing on the therapeutic connection between an individual and their therapist - as this is one of the best predictors of progress and improvement over the course of therapy.
Are you in a tough spot or struggling? No matter what you are going through, therapy is a valuable place to get support, work towards making a change, and create a better understanding of oneself. I believe that therapy can be a beneficial experience for anyone as it provides a safe space to process feelings/stressors and to be heard and understood. My approach to therapy is grounded in relational theory - focusing on the therapeutic connection between an individual and their therapist - as this is one of the best predictors of progress and improvement over the course of therapy.
(802) 210-3381 View (802) 210-3381
Photo of Thea Stanford, Marriage & Family Therapist in Vermont
Thea Stanford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Burlington, VT 05403  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping adult clients connect more honestly and compassionately to themselves and others. This results in enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, stronger emotional boundaries, decreased anxiety, effective management of life events including the transition to parenthood, and increased overall life satisfaction. My training as a family therapist means that the relationships and experiences that have shaped you remain central, and my work is trauma-informed, highly relational, and evidence-based. I have advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, EMDR, DBT, and perinatal mental health.
I specialize in helping adult clients connect more honestly and compassionately to themselves and others. This results in enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, stronger emotional boundaries, decreased anxiety, effective management of life events including the transition to parenthood, and increased overall life satisfaction. My training as a family therapist means that the relationships and experiences that have shaped you remain central, and my work is trauma-informed, highly relational, and evidence-based. I have advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, EMDR, DBT, and perinatal mental health.
(802) 357-4599 View (802) 357-4599
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Annie Mell
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LPC, ATR-BC, MBA-HA
Verified Verified
Milton, VT 05468  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
People approach my door with different degrees of readiness for change, hope for the future, and understanding of themselves. I aim to guide you in building the life you want with confidence, whether you are new to therapy or a seasoned pro. Together, we will navigate your depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, disordered eating, trauma, and other challenges. As no two people are alike, my approach to therapy is varied based on your needs, which may include challenging long-held beliefs, listening and validation, or bringing a sense of humor into the room.
People approach my door with different degrees of readiness for change, hope for the future, and understanding of themselves. I aim to guide you in building the life you want with confidence, whether you are new to therapy or a seasoned pro. Together, we will navigate your depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, disordered eating, trauma, and other challenges. As no two people are alike, my approach to therapy is varied based on your needs, which may include challenging long-held beliefs, listening and validation, or bringing a sense of humor into the room.
(802) 723-2773 View (802) 723-2773
Photo of Natasha V Chang, Counselor in Vermont
Natasha V Chang
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Middlebury, VT 05753
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with adults and emerging adults from diverse racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. I accept clients who struggle to find competent care due to the overall inadequate support in mental health for individuals who occupy marginalized identity positions. I bring to my practice both deep knowledge about many socio-cultural factors and power dynamics that can profoundly affect a person's lived experiences, as well as deep humility about the limits of my knowledge. I use traditional talk therapy and EMDR -- an integrative therapy that uses a body-based technique called bilateral stimulation.
I specialize in working with adults and emerging adults from diverse racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. I accept clients who struggle to find competent care due to the overall inadequate support in mental health for individuals who occupy marginalized identity positions. I bring to my practice both deep knowledge about many socio-cultural factors and power dynamics that can profoundly affect a person's lived experiences, as well as deep humility about the limits of my knowledge. I use traditional talk therapy and EMDR -- an integrative therapy that uses a body-based technique called bilateral stimulation.
(802) 397-9412 View (802) 397-9412
Photo of Kimberly Corley, Psychologist in Vermont
Kimberly Corley
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Winooski, VT 05404
As a seasoned psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience, I work with both individuals and couples and specialize in working with women. I am experienced and comfortable working with a variety of concerns including anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, stress, depression and life transitions. Grief and losses of all types are special interests. It is certainly not necessary though to have identified a problem, as I also work with people who are feeling stuck or unfulfilled in life to find ways to move forward differently. Couples most often contact me to work through relationship problems and restore connection.
As a seasoned psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience, I work with both individuals and couples and specialize in working with women. I am experienced and comfortable working with a variety of concerns including anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, stress, depression and life transitions. Grief and losses of all types are special interests. It is certainly not necessary though to have identified a problem, as I also work with people who are feeling stuck or unfulfilled in life to find ways to move forward differently. Couples most often contact me to work through relationship problems and restore connection.
(802) 654-8820 View (802) 654-8820
Photo of Eric Astleford - Common Man Therapy, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vermont
Eric Astleford - Common Man Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CTMH-A
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VT 05478  (Online Only)
Are you a regular guy seeking therapy but you worry about getting stuck with a therapist who is wildly out of touch with your worldview? Have you not called because you expect you'll be made to meditate for hours or only be given suggestions to do yoga or drink herbal tea? Don't let these concerns stop you from seeking the help you want. I promise to provide an exceptional clinical experience that exceeds your expectations. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, grief, divorce, or you're just trying to get through the day, I'm here to help you overcome these challenges and take control. You don't have to keep living a limited life!
Are you a regular guy seeking therapy but you worry about getting stuck with a therapist who is wildly out of touch with your worldview? Have you not called because you expect you'll be made to meditate for hours or only be given suggestions to do yoga or drink herbal tea? Don't let these concerns stop you from seeking the help you want. I promise to provide an exceptional clinical experience that exceeds your expectations. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, grief, divorce, or you're just trying to get through the day, I'm here to help you overcome these challenges and take control. You don't have to keep living a limited life!
(802) 521-0140 View (802) 521-0140
Photo of Diane Tetrault, Counselor in Vermont
Diane Tetrault
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Montpelier, VT 05602
I have practiced psychotherapy for 25 years working with children and their families in schools, as well as with individuals, couples and families in private practice in Montpelier. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to support people when in transition, grieving, facing difficult life circumstances and grappling with the challenges of complex lives. The Therapeutic relationship is very important. So I focus on creating a supportive and safe environment that fosters a gentle inquiry into the areas of a person's life that are feeling stuck or blocked.
I have practiced psychotherapy for 25 years working with children and their families in schools, as well as with individuals, couples and families in private practice in Montpelier. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to support people when in transition, grieving, facing difficult life circumstances and grappling with the challenges of complex lives. The Therapeutic relationship is very important. So I focus on creating a supportive and safe environment that fosters a gentle inquiry into the areas of a person's life that are feeling stuck or blocked.
(802) 518-4105 View (802) 518-4105
Photo of Rachel Elizabeth Clokey, Counselor in Vermont
Rachel Elizabeth Clokey
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Barre, VT 05641
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with individuals ranging in age from five years old through adulthood. I have experience with a wide range of individuals of various identities, backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses. I have specialized training in PTSD, trauma, anxiety, school-related issues, and behavioral disruption issues. I also have specialized training in working with children and adolescents and utilizing play therapy.
I have worked with individuals ranging in age from five years old through adulthood. I have experience with a wide range of individuals of various identities, backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses. I have specialized training in PTSD, trauma, anxiety, school-related issues, and behavioral disruption issues. I also have specialized training in working with children and adolescents and utilizing play therapy.
(802) 242-8408 View (802) 242-8408
Photo of Amela Graco, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vermont
Amela Graco
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Colchester, VT 05446  (Online Only)
Therapy is one of the most unique experiences an individual can gift themselves. I wholeheartedly believe in the art and science of internal evolution and growth. That philosophy is what drives my practice. Life can become extremely complicated at times, however, together we can carefully unravel some of the complexities that may be interfering with reaching your ideal sense of self. I work with adults to facilitate a process which offers an unparalleled opportunity to thoroughly explore/understand origins of one’s pathology by encouraging curiosity and thoughtful reflection to empower individuals to create the life they deserve.
Therapy is one of the most unique experiences an individual can gift themselves. I wholeheartedly believe in the art and science of internal evolution and growth. That philosophy is what drives my practice. Life can become extremely complicated at times, however, together we can carefully unravel some of the complexities that may be interfering with reaching your ideal sense of self. I work with adults to facilitate a process which offers an unparalleled opportunity to thoroughly explore/understand origins of one’s pathology by encouraging curiosity and thoughtful reflection to empower individuals to create the life they deserve.
(802) 242-8472 View (802) 242-8472
Photo of Dianne Bravo, Marriage & Family Therapist in Vermont
Dianne Bravo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brattleboro, VT 05301  (Online Only)
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts and Florida. With a variety of body-centered approaches, I see my role as a guide who creates a safe space for clients to explore and work through old patterns. I hold a mind, body, and spirit integration with a systemic approach. In my practice, I see couples, families and individuals. I have experience working with, but not limited to, infidelity, lack of physical or emotional intimacy, separation or divorce, poor communication, parenting or co-parenting, abusive or other destructive relationships, trauma, anxiety and depression.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts and Florida. With a variety of body-centered approaches, I see my role as a guide who creates a safe space for clients to explore and work through old patterns. I hold a mind, body, and spirit integration with a systemic approach. In my practice, I see couples, families and individuals. I have experience working with, but not limited to, infidelity, lack of physical or emotional intimacy, separation or divorce, poor communication, parenting or co-parenting, abusive or other destructive relationships, trauma, anxiety and depression.
(802) 245-3027 View (802) 245-3027
Photo of Garin Graham Samuelsen, Registered Psychotherapist in Vermont
Garin Graham Samuelsen
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
Waterbury, VT 05676
Do you want to wake up? Do you see that our thinking is conditioned and can nver be the self? We are born into a dysfunctional culture that conditions us to suffer individually and collectively. This imprisons our minds into a certain way of thinking. As we see in our society, this thinking creates conflict and division within ourselves and others. Do you want to WAKE UP and break free of the conditions of the mind? Are you willing to question and dig underneath to discover the quiet essence that is you? No matter your age, I would love to guide you on your journey of letting go, Waking up, and living in joy, not sorrow.
Do you want to wake up? Do you see that our thinking is conditioned and can nver be the self? We are born into a dysfunctional culture that conditions us to suffer individually and collectively. This imprisons our minds into a certain way of thinking. As we see in our society, this thinking creates conflict and division within ourselves and others. Do you want to WAKE UP and break free of the conditions of the mind? Are you willing to question and dig underneath to discover the quiet essence that is you? No matter your age, I would love to guide you on your journey of letting go, Waking up, and living in joy, not sorrow.
(802) 423-2825 View (802) 423-2825
Photo of Karen Hastings, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Karen Hastings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BSW, AAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, VT 05468  (Online Only)
Sometimes on our journey we need an objective guide. I can help you enhance your ability to manage problems involving "big feelings” that otherwise overwhelm. If your goal is to start getting new results for old recurring problems we can do that with compassion and curiosity. It is important to explore our personal history to understand why we think or behave the ways we currently do. While personal growth isn't always painless, you don't have to be alone in the process if you have a therapist who will commit to the process along side of you. I can help you gain new perspectives that will get you to solve problems effectively.
Sometimes on our journey we need an objective guide. I can help you enhance your ability to manage problems involving "big feelings” that otherwise overwhelm. If your goal is to start getting new results for old recurring problems we can do that with compassion and curiosity. It is important to explore our personal history to understand why we think or behave the ways we currently do. While personal growth isn't always painless, you don't have to be alone in the process if you have a therapist who will commit to the process along side of you. I can help you gain new perspectives that will get you to solve problems effectively.
(480) 470-9590 View (480) 470-9590
Photo of Christian Weeks, Marriage & Family Therapist in Vermont
Christian Weeks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I invite clients into a supportive atmosphere where they can share and explore their different emotions, experience empathy, and being fully heard. Clients will develop skills to better manage their upsets, fears, or relational challenges, both past and present. From a mindful perspective, I challenge clients to create a ‘half-full' mindset, to gradually move beyond emotional reactivity or overwhelm. Regardless of the challenge, clients will learn to see the opportunities in life, rather than falling victim to upsets, and will gradually move into a new way of being - one with a renewed sense of possibility, peace, and freedom.
I invite clients into a supportive atmosphere where they can share and explore their different emotions, experience empathy, and being fully heard. Clients will develop skills to better manage their upsets, fears, or relational challenges, both past and present. From a mindful perspective, I challenge clients to create a ‘half-full' mindset, to gradually move beyond emotional reactivity or overwhelm. Regardless of the challenge, clients will learn to see the opportunities in life, rather than falling victim to upsets, and will gradually move into a new way of being - one with a renewed sense of possibility, peace, and freedom.
(802) 402-4830 View (802) 402-4830
Photo of Jeffrey J Allen, Psychologist in Vermont
Jeffrey J Allen
Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
Many of my clients are the ones who are being called to a more vivid version of their lives. They may have gotten off track with life purpose, or they may have long sensed something beyond familiar paths, but they’ve not had the support they needed to answer the invitation to a different way of doing or being. What I offer is mirroring, skillful inquiry, and spirited co-creation in creating this new life. I have been a practicing psychologist for 38 years, and I have also worked many years as a wilderness guide, facilitating explorations of life purpose, inner truth, and self-transformation.
Many of my clients are the ones who are being called to a more vivid version of their lives. They may have gotten off track with life purpose, or they may have long sensed something beyond familiar paths, but they’ve not had the support they needed to answer the invitation to a different way of doing or being. What I offer is mirroring, skillful inquiry, and spirited co-creation in creating this new life. I have been a practicing psychologist for 38 years, and I have also worked many years as a wilderness guide, facilitating explorations of life purpose, inner truth, and self-transformation.
(802) 736-6179 View (802) 736-6179
Photo of Ami Sweet, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Vermont
Ami Sweet
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montpelier, VT 05602
Not accepting new clients
There are times when people need extra support in their life and/or are ready to make positive changes. We will do this by working collaboratively so you can feel safe and supported. I compassionately assist people to let go of unhelpful and destructive ways of thinking to move forward to a more balanced and happy lifestyle.
There are times when people need extra support in their life and/or are ready to make positive changes. We will do this by working collaboratively so you can feel safe and supported. I compassionately assist people to let go of unhelpful and destructive ways of thinking to move forward to a more balanced and happy lifestyle.
(802) 255-8422 View (802) 255-8422
Photo of Getting Back On Track Counseling / Langehough, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Vermont
Getting Back On Track Counseling / Langehough
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LADC
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05408
Getting Back On Track Counseling offers multiple decades of familiarity with the issues of substance abuse, faith, marriage & pre-marriage, relationships, military member & family pre-/post-deployment, suicide, trauma, post-traumatic stress, blended families, and stress management. GBOTC strives to assist individuals, couples, and families in moving forward with a strength-based focus. Specialized training includes Addiction Treatment in Military & Veteran Culture, Clinical Supervision in the Addiction Profession, Strong Bonds (marital/significant other/family relationships), and PTSD/trauma resiliency.
Getting Back On Track Counseling offers multiple decades of familiarity with the issues of substance abuse, faith, marriage & pre-marriage, relationships, military member & family pre-/post-deployment, suicide, trauma, post-traumatic stress, blended families, and stress management. GBOTC strives to assist individuals, couples, and families in moving forward with a strength-based focus. Specialized training includes Addiction Treatment in Military & Veteran Culture, Clinical Supervision in the Addiction Profession, Strong Bonds (marital/significant other/family relationships), and PTSD/trauma resiliency.
(802) 992-1610 View (802) 992-1610

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Vermont who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Medicaid
52% MVP Health Care

How Therapists in Vermont see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Vermont?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.