Therapists in Bristol, VT

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Kristen J Ginsburg
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443
Taking new clients. I am passionate about your personal growth and helping you identify and achieve your life goals. I use attachment theory, somatic awareness, mindfulness techniques, and a polyvagal framework to help you identify your thoughts and feelings. Once we name it, then we tame it! We will work to increase understanding, coping skills, and focus through the exploration of your unique story.
Taking new clients. I am passionate about your personal growth and helping you identify and achieve your life goals. I use attachment theory, somatic awareness, mindfulness techniques, and a polyvagal framework to help you identify your thoughts and feelings. Once we name it, then we tame it! We will work to increase understanding, coping skills, and focus through the exploration of your unique story.
(802) 546-8708 View (802) 546-8708
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Isabelle Clark
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443
Sometimes we all need extra support as we navigate life's challenges. My counseling approach is grounded in the belief that everyone is capable of change and that we all have within us a deep well of strength and resilience that enables us to overcome and move toward our fullest and most empowered selves. Together, we will work to draw on your strengths and resources, clarify your goals, and explore your internal and external worlds in order to deepen your awareness and create the space for change, growth, and healing.
Sometimes we all need extra support as we navigate life's challenges. My counseling approach is grounded in the belief that everyone is capable of change and that we all have within us a deep well of strength and resilience that enables us to overcome and move toward our fullest and most empowered selves. Together, we will work to draw on your strengths and resources, clarify your goals, and explore your internal and external worlds in order to deepen your awareness and create the space for change, growth, and healing.
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Carolyn M Dundon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in treating difficulties with anxiety, OCD, depression, mood regulation, & trauma in adults. I also treat couples/relationship issues, & sexual concerns. My theoretical orientation emphasizes mindfulness-based & cognitive therapies & integrates principles from contemporary psychodynamic/existential therapies. In my work I am inspired by the human potential for psychological flexibility, behavioral change, & greater self-understanding. My research in women's sexuality has informed my comfort with sexual concerns, while my studies in Buddhist philosophy strengthen my implementation of mindfulness-based therapies.
I specialize in treating difficulties with anxiety, OCD, depression, mood regulation, & trauma in adults. I also treat couples/relationship issues, & sexual concerns. My theoretical orientation emphasizes mindfulness-based & cognitive therapies & integrates principles from contemporary psychodynamic/existential therapies. In my work I am inspired by the human potential for psychological flexibility, behavioral change, & greater self-understanding. My research in women's sexuality has informed my comfort with sexual concerns, while my studies in Buddhist philosophy strengthen my implementation of mindfulness-based therapies.
(802) 536-4522 View (802) 536-4522
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Helen Maciejewski
Registered Psychotherapist, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol, VT 05443
I believe that the relationship between client and counselor is key to healing and growth. I bring a supportive and non-judgmental approach to examine the thoughts and beliefs that keep us stuck in unproductive and often painful patterns in our lives and in our relationships. Using warmth, compassionate curiosity, humor, and especially respect, I build a strong alliance to support adults from all backgrounds and identities who are experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships, major life transitions, substance use, abuse, and addiction. Together we can begin to identify and heal breaches in trust from the past.
I believe that the relationship between client and counselor is key to healing and growth. I bring a supportive and non-judgmental approach to examine the thoughts and beliefs that keep us stuck in unproductive and often painful patterns in our lives and in our relationships. Using warmth, compassionate curiosity, humor, and especially respect, I build a strong alliance to support adults from all backgrounds and identities who are experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships, major life transitions, substance use, abuse, and addiction. Together we can begin to identify and heal breaches in trust from the past.
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Brandy Devino
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol, VT 05443  (Online Only)
Finding balance in life can be overwhelming with contrast all around us. I am passionate about providing a safe and empowering space for individuals to be themselves. The work we do together will be intentional and geared toward self-discovery. I am dedicated to helping you connect with your inner source. Together we will explore verbal, visual and creative expression to help bring awareness to the ways in which the mind and body store and manifest negative patterns.
Finding balance in life can be overwhelming with contrast all around us. I am passionate about providing a safe and empowering space for individuals to be themselves. The work we do together will be intentional and geared toward self-discovery. I am dedicated to helping you connect with your inner source. Together we will explore verbal, visual and creative expression to help bring awareness to the ways in which the mind and body store and manifest negative patterns.
(802) 242-8291 View (802) 242-8291
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Mollie German
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol, VT 05443
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy is a collaboration that exists within a trusted, safe relationship. I will work with you to become more self-compassionate and find the place within you that is well. We can develop a relationship in which you begin to notice internal cues and explore your reactivity. We will recognize your strengths, find ways to build on positive emotions, and safely increase your felt sense which leads to healing from past traumas. We will work together to see beyond diagnosis and explore the human experience. In addition to being a VT licensed psychotherapist, I am also a Board Certified Art Therapist.
Psychotherapy is a collaboration that exists within a trusted, safe relationship. I will work with you to become more self-compassionate and find the place within you that is well. We can develop a relationship in which you begin to notice internal cues and explore your reactivity. We will recognize your strengths, find ways to build on positive emotions, and safely increase your felt sense which leads to healing from past traumas. We will work together to see beyond diagnosis and explore the human experience. In addition to being a VT licensed psychotherapist, I am also a Board Certified Art Therapist.
(802) 613-0764 View (802) 613-0764
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Ric Wolak
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443  (Online Only)
Are you finding that as life gets busier and more complicated, you've lost connection with your family? Does it seem that your children have become more complex and harder to understand as they grow older? These are challenges that many families face, challenges that are magnified when factors such as trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment and family dynamics issues are present. We all want to feel a sense of peace, happiness and connection with those we care about. With greater understanding and support, comes greater harmony.
Are you finding that as life gets busier and more complicated, you've lost connection with your family? Does it seem that your children have become more complex and harder to understand as they grow older? These are challenges that many families face, challenges that are magnified when factors such as trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment and family dynamics issues are present. We all want to feel a sense of peace, happiness and connection with those we care about. With greater understanding and support, comes greater harmony.
(802) 242-8470 View (802) 242-8470
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Penélope Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443  (Online Only)
Update: accepting private pay clients only. You can be autonomous within your own mind/body/spirit. You can learn new skills, gain knowledge, resources, and tools to move with more ease in your life. You can allow a smoother and clearer journey, past the struggle, past the pain or past the dark. Hi, my name is Penélope. As an Afro-Latina woman and 2nd generation Dominican I have faced many struggles. Accepting support has aided me in building resilience to move past the fear and worry. I help my clients in finding that kind of transformation and to create and build healthy tools, in order to thrive, reach for the stars, and shine.
Update: accepting private pay clients only. You can be autonomous within your own mind/body/spirit. You can learn new skills, gain knowledge, resources, and tools to move with more ease in your life. You can allow a smoother and clearer journey, past the struggle, past the pain or past the dark. Hi, my name is Penélope. As an Afro-Latina woman and 2nd generation Dominican I have faced many struggles. Accepting support has aided me in building resilience to move past the fear and worry. I help my clients in finding that kind of transformation and to create and build healthy tools, in order to thrive, reach for the stars, and shine.
(802) 222-0436 View (802) 222-0436
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Jin Li Chan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443  (Online Only)
Being BIPOC in Vermont has shaped your wellbeing and quality of life. Whether it be generational or cultural trauma, anxiety, microaggressions, medical racism, or the expectations put upon you growing up, you don’t want this to impact you, your partner or your children. But sadly they are. You know the pressures of being raised in an immigrant household, of being invalidated and dismissed in the healthcare system, and of having little to no help along the way. You’ve had to utilize your own resourcefulness and persistence to address these issues head on. And you’ve felt very lonely in the process.
Being BIPOC in Vermont has shaped your wellbeing and quality of life. Whether it be generational or cultural trauma, anxiety, microaggressions, medical racism, or the expectations put upon you growing up, you don’t want this to impact you, your partner or your children. But sadly they are. You know the pressures of being raised in an immigrant household, of being invalidated and dismissed in the healthcare system, and of having little to no help along the way. You’ve had to utilize your own resourcefulness and persistence to address these issues head on. And you’ve felt very lonely in the process.
(802) 222-0436 View (802) 222-0436
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Corrine Mertz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, VT 05443
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently taking waitlist clients: I work with children, teens, families, and adults who are ready to heal from trauma and build healthy relationships. As a Queer therapist, I support marginalized people to build self-worth and live with a greater sense of wellbeing amidst systems that undermine our inherent value. Working with me is like having a guide for you, your child, and partner(s) in building more loving and liberating relationships with yourself and others. With adults and teens, I utilize an evidence-based modality based in neuroscience called Brainspotting to heal trauma.
I am currently taking waitlist clients: I work with children, teens, families, and adults who are ready to heal from trauma and build healthy relationships. As a Queer therapist, I support marginalized people to build self-worth and live with a greater sense of wellbeing amidst systems that undermine our inherent value. Working with me is like having a guide for you, your child, and partner(s) in building more loving and liberating relationships with yourself and others. With adults and teens, I utilize an evidence-based modality based in neuroscience called Brainspotting to heal trauma.
(802) 222-0436 View (802) 222-0436
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Douglas Engel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LICSW, MPS, BA
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443
For the past 30 years I have worked with a wide range of clients ranging from children and adolescents to older adults. I have a post graduate degree in family therapy from the Ackerman Institute in New York City, the most respected family therapy training program in the country. Currently I work with folks 17 - 80 and particularly enjoy marriage counseling and helping individuals and couples with sexual issues. I've helped individuals struggling with depression, grief, anger issues, anxiety and the effects of past trauma.
For the past 30 years I have worked with a wide range of clients ranging from children and adolescents to older adults. I have a post graduate degree in family therapy from the Ackerman Institute in New York City, the most respected family therapy training program in the country. Currently I work with folks 17 - 80 and particularly enjoy marriage counseling and helping individuals and couples with sexual issues. I've helped individuals struggling with depression, grief, anger issues, anxiety and the effects of past trauma.
(802) 348-2136 View (802) 348-2136
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Anne Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, VT 05443  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy can be as much about finding more ease and joy in one's life as it is about reducing symptoms and suffering. Self-limiting cognitive, behavioral, emotional and sensorimotor (gestures/postures) tendencies often stand in the way of fully engaging in relationships (with self/others) and in the present moment. Bringing non-judgmental attention and awareness to these patterns allows us the freedom to replace re-activity with mindful responding. I work with adults seeking assistance with issues of anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma grief/loss and interpersonal/relational challenges.
Therapy can be as much about finding more ease and joy in one's life as it is about reducing symptoms and suffering. Self-limiting cognitive, behavioral, emotional and sensorimotor (gestures/postures) tendencies often stand in the way of fully engaging in relationships (with self/others) and in the present moment. Bringing non-judgmental attention and awareness to these patterns allows us the freedom to replace re-activity with mindful responding. I work with adults seeking assistance with issues of anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma grief/loss and interpersonal/relational challenges.
(802) 731-0438 View (802) 731-0438
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Mary Marron, PsyD.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, VT 05443
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy helping my clients work through the most difficult of life's challenges. I work with individuals from all walks of life, struggling with a variety of conditions and life situations. I take a collaborative approach to treatment, emphasizing personal control in therapy. My interest in psychotherapy stems from my fascination with language and communication. I have spent years researching language from the perspectives of philosophy, linguistics, and psychology. I find this research informs my style of treatment such that I have an ear that is attuned to the subtleties of communication, which many of my patients find extremely supportive.
I enjoy helping my clients work through the most difficult of life's challenges. I work with individuals from all walks of life, struggling with a variety of conditions and life situations. I take a collaborative approach to treatment, emphasizing personal control in therapy. My interest in psychotherapy stems from my fascination with language and communication. I have spent years researching language from the perspectives of philosophy, linguistics, and psychology. I find this research informs my style of treatment such that I have an ear that is attuned to the subtleties of communication, which many of my patients find extremely supportive.
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Kristin Mitchell, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443
Not accepting new clients
It's often difficult to reach out for help when you most need it, and it can be hard to speak with someone you've never met about personal issues. On the other hand, it can be easier to do with a person who is a trained, neutral professional. I can be objective and understanding in a way that well-meaning friends and family often cannot. My work with couples, individual adults including seniors, or the younger population, begins in a friendly, professional manner whereby we move towards knowing each other better. A rapport between us is essential in accomplishing our work.
It's often difficult to reach out for help when you most need it, and it can be hard to speak with someone you've never met about personal issues. On the other hand, it can be easier to do with a person who is a trained, neutral professional. I can be objective and understanding in a way that well-meaning friends and family often cannot. My work with couples, individual adults including seniors, or the younger population, begins in a friendly, professional manner whereby we move towards knowing each other better. A rapport between us is essential in accomplishing our work.
(802) 526-2067 View (802) 526-2067
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Charlotte R McGray
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443
Seek me out when you are having problems with depression, anxiety, pain, stress, self- esteem, anger, health, or in your relationship. Marital problems such as loss, betrayal, trust, anger or alienation are common problems that couples or individuals bring to me. I have a warm, clear, reflective, interpersonal style. I tailor my approach to the needs of the client. This means we may look at your need for dealing with negative thoughts, how to manage your pain, relaxation training, or look at your developmental experiences to design corrective experiences. Clearly decision- making, communication skills, managing emotion could be addressed.
Seek me out when you are having problems with depression, anxiety, pain, stress, self- esteem, anger, health, or in your relationship. Marital problems such as loss, betrayal, trust, anger or alienation are common problems that couples or individuals bring to me. I have a warm, clear, reflective, interpersonal style. I tailor my approach to the needs of the client. This means we may look at your need for dealing with negative thoughts, how to manage your pain, relaxation training, or look at your developmental experiences to design corrective experiences. Clearly decision- making, communication skills, managing emotion could be addressed.
(802) 388-0929 View (802) 388-0929
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Counseling at Otter Creek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Feeling stuck in a life that is unfulfilling, repeating patterns or habits that don't serve your well-being and relationships right now, overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities and the tides of our rapidly changing world, or having trouble letting go of painful parts of the past? We all occasionally need help to clearly see ourselves and find new ways to live better lives.
Feeling stuck in a life that is unfulfilling, repeating patterns or habits that don't serve your well-being and relationships right now, overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities and the tides of our rapidly changing world, or having trouble letting go of painful parts of the past? We all occasionally need help to clearly see ourselves and find new ways to live better lives.
(802) 503-1736 View (802) 503-1736
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Zubin P. Mistri
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, CHT
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443
You might be struggling with difficult emotions, stressed by the demands of life, or stuck in painful cycles in your relationships. You sense you could be more connected to yourself, to others, and to the deeper purpose of your life. Maybe you've tried to make things better on your own, but you sense that with the right kind of support you could thrive in new ways in your relationships, and in other areas of your life. You're on the edge of growing into something new.
You might be struggling with difficult emotions, stressed by the demands of life, or stuck in painful cycles in your relationships. You sense you could be more connected to yourself, to others, and to the deeper purpose of your life. Maybe you've tried to make things better on your own, but you sense that with the right kind of support you could thrive in new ways in your relationships, and in other areas of your life. You're on the edge of growing into something new.
(802) 733-9197 View (802) 733-9197
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Margaret A Olson
Counselor, MACP, CSD
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443
I am a grief and loss specialist. Grieving the death of a loved one is among the most challenging and transformative experiences one will ever face. While sadness is a nearly universal response to loss it may be hard to understand the confusion, doubt, anger and fear that arises after the loss of a loved one. It can be challenging to reach out and find compassionate connections that will help you rebuild your life. Yet, in order to move forward it is essential to find a safe environment in which to explore and express grief at your unique pace. Only then can you (re)discover strength, vitality and enthusiasm.
I am a grief and loss specialist. Grieving the death of a loved one is among the most challenging and transformative experiences one will ever face. While sadness is a nearly universal response to loss it may be hard to understand the confusion, doubt, anger and fear that arises after the loss of a loved one. It can be challenging to reach out and find compassionate connections that will help you rebuild your life. Yet, in order to move forward it is essential to find a safe environment in which to explore and express grief at your unique pace. Only then can you (re)discover strength, vitality and enthusiasm.
(802) 242-8227 View (802) 242-8227
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Natasha V Chang
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol, VT 05443
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
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Emily Thurber
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LADC
Verified Verified
Bristol, VT 05443
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy is both an art and a science. I believe that my strength as a psychotherapist is that I am informed equally by my theoretical foundation as well as my creativity and intuition. The first part of my theoretical foundation is drawn from insight-oriented theories. I'm interested in how the interplay of your history and personality has contributed to your current concerns. The process of learning about and accepting who you are contributes to your healing. Through gentle and direct exploration and encouragement I will guide you toward self- awareness and compassionate self -acceptance.
Psychotherapy is both an art and a science. I believe that my strength as a psychotherapist is that I am informed equally by my theoretical foundation as well as my creativity and intuition. The first part of my theoretical foundation is drawn from insight-oriented theories. I'm interested in how the interplay of your history and personality has contributed to your current concerns. The process of learning about and accepting who you are contributes to your healing. Through gentle and direct exploration and encouragement I will guide you toward self- awareness and compassionate self -acceptance.
(802) 884-4778 View (802) 884-4778

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Number of Therapists in Bristol, VT

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Bristol, VT who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress
70% Women's Issues
65% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
84% Medicaid
79% MVP Health Care

How Therapists in Bristol, VT see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bristol?

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.