Therapists in Burlington, VT

Photo of Barbara Richmond, Psychologist in Burlington, VT
Barbara Richmond
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401
Not accepting new clients
I help people live satisfying lives. People come to see me for various reasons. Those reasons include depression, anxiety, relationships, grief, and trauma. Some people have trouble eating, sleeping, having sex, socializing or keeping their bodies safe from harm. I help people understand what they are feeling and how those feelings are being expressed.
I help people live satisfying lives. People come to see me for various reasons. Those reasons include depression, anxiety, relationships, grief, and trauma. Some people have trouble eating, sleeping, having sex, socializing or keeping their bodies safe from harm. I help people understand what they are feeling and how those feelings are being expressed.
(802) 821-4599 View (802) 821-4599
Photo of Adam M. Grundt, Psychologist in Burlington, VT
Adam M. Grundt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401
Waitlist for new clients
The goal of my practice is to help reduce suffering and to increase capacity for joy, flexibility, and life fulfillment. I individualize my approach to your needs using a mix of different psychological approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, narrative and psychodynamic. I am a Vermont licensed doctoral-level psychologist who trained in health psychology at the Minneapolis VA Hospital, and engaged in postdoctoral study in behavioral medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. I worked for many years at the Hazelden Center, a nationally-recognized leader in addiction treatment, and gained additional experience working with adolescents as a high school counselor and wellness teacher
The goal of my practice is to help reduce suffering and to increase capacity for joy, flexibility, and life fulfillment. I individualize my approach to your needs using a mix of different psychological approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, narrative and psychodynamic. I am a Vermont licensed doctoral-level psychologist who trained in health psychology at the Minneapolis VA Hospital, and engaged in postdoctoral study in behavioral medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. I worked for many years at the Hazelden Center, a nationally-recognized leader in addiction treatment, and gained additional experience working with adolescents as a high school counselor and wellness teacher
(802) 357-4168 View (802) 357-4168
Photo of Christopher Hills in Burlington, VT
Christopher Hills
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, VT 05401  (Online Only)
The path of healing varies pertaining to each individual. One thing that remains the same for all is that this pathway resides within you. There exists a magical world full of wonder beyond what most have allowed themselves to perceive. The key to unlocking that world resides within the healing itself. Great magnificence awaits any individual when they devote themselves upon the journey home to their own heart. I am here to assist you to move through old painful patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you. I am happy to be of assistance along your journey of healing so that you can restore your passion and live a life of joy.
The path of healing varies pertaining to each individual. One thing that remains the same for all is that this pathway resides within you. There exists a magical world full of wonder beyond what most have allowed themselves to perceive. The key to unlocking that world resides within the healing itself. Great magnificence awaits any individual when they devote themselves upon the journey home to their own heart. I am here to assist you to move through old painful patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you. I am happy to be of assistance along your journey of healing so that you can restore your passion and live a life of joy.
(802) 659-3659 View (802) 659-3659
Photo of Aya Inoue, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burlington, VT
Aya Inoue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients and no waitlist availability at this time. I love working with adults and youth who are feeling "stuck" and are seeking ways in which they can improve their overall functioning across domains. I offer a calm and safe place that can be utilized for self-exploration and reflection. My background is rooted in trauma-informed care and transformative social work practice. I am a strong believer in the importance of authenticity in relationships. My ideal client is someone who is willing, at whatever pace makes sense to them, to collaborate on identifying solutions to overcome obstacles.
Not accepting new clients and no waitlist availability at this time. I love working with adults and youth who are feeling "stuck" and are seeking ways in which they can improve their overall functioning across domains. I offer a calm and safe place that can be utilized for self-exploration and reflection. My background is rooted in trauma-informed care and transformative social work practice. I am a strong believer in the importance of authenticity in relationships. My ideal client is someone who is willing, at whatever pace makes sense to them, to collaborate on identifying solutions to overcome obstacles.
(802) 992-1744 View (802) 992-1744
Photo of Joseph D Cusumano, PhD, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Burlington, VT
Joseph D Cusumano, PhD
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCHMC, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401  (Online Only)
The ideal clients I am reaching out to are interested in participating in teletherapy, either individually or as couples. Due to a number of breaking developments, I have decided to convert my long-running practice to online therapy. I have professional counseling licenses in Vermont, MIssouri, and Illinois. I work from Missouri. Furthermore, I am seeking clients who prefer to work outside of the insurance system. I am rebooting my practice to offer high-qualify and affordable therapy. If you are interested, all you would need is Skype or Zoom (both are free downloads). I am offering 45 minute sessions for $90.
The ideal clients I am reaching out to are interested in participating in teletherapy, either individually or as couples. Due to a number of breaking developments, I have decided to convert my long-running practice to online therapy. I have professional counseling licenses in Vermont, MIssouri, and Illinois. I work from Missouri. Furthermore, I am seeking clients who prefer to work outside of the insurance system. I am rebooting my practice to offer high-qualify and affordable therapy. If you are interested, all you would need is Skype or Zoom (both are free downloads). I am offering 45 minute sessions for $90.
(802) 625-6060 View (802) 625-6060
Photo of Avery Grey, Counselor in Burlington, VT
Avery Grey
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Change can be hard sometimes, but also rewarding and empowering. I am always honored to be a part of each client’s change process. Our collaborative work will focus on your hopes, goals, and the tools you already have to help you achieve them. We will identify unhelpful thoughts and patterns and work to restructure them to your benefit.
Change can be hard sometimes, but also rewarding and empowering. I am always honored to be a part of each client’s change process. Our collaborative work will focus on your hopes, goals, and the tools you already have to help you achieve them. We will identify unhelpful thoughts and patterns and work to restructure them to your benefit.
(802) 487-8160 View (802) 487-8160
Photo of Leah Oklan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burlington, VT
Leah Oklan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05408  (Online Only)
Depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment issues, life transitions - I offer a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space where we can focus on the work that feels most important for you. I am currently offering tele-therapy sessions! Please give me a call!
Depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment issues, life transitions - I offer a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space where we can focus on the work that feels most important for you. I am currently offering tele-therapy sessions! Please give me a call!
(802) 992-1436 View (802) 992-1436
Photo of Emily Pichler, Psychologist in Burlington, VT
Emily Pichler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, VT 05401
Not accepting new clients
I am committed to helping those who seek greater understanding, connection, and stability in relationships with self and others. Specialty areas include depression, anxiety, BPD spectrum, trauma, substance use, and interpersonal conflict. The focus of my practice is integrative individual psychotherapy and I primarily draw from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive/behavioral approaches (including ACT, DBT, CBT). My background in mindfulness also informs therapy. Above all, I think my job is to listen really well, while bringing curiosity, challenge, and kindness toward your unique human experience.
I am committed to helping those who seek greater understanding, connection, and stability in relationships with self and others. Specialty areas include depression, anxiety, BPD spectrum, trauma, substance use, and interpersonal conflict. The focus of my practice is integrative individual psychotherapy and I primarily draw from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive/behavioral approaches (including ACT, DBT, CBT). My background in mindfulness also informs therapy. Above all, I think my job is to listen really well, while bringing curiosity, challenge, and kindness toward your unique human experience.
(844) 730-0292 View (844) 730-0292
Photo of Valerie Racine, Counselor in Burlington, VT
Valerie Racine
Counselor, MEd, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, VT 05401
If you found yourself here, I imagine you’ve been feeling worried, sad and maybe even lonely. I imagine you’ve been struggling with how to solve a problem or a theme that continues to show up in your life. You know that something needs to change, but you aren’t sure what that is quite yet. I can imagine you’ve been attempting to make this problem go away or to solve it, but it hasn’t worked so you found yourself exploring resources to help you figure this out. Often folks are wanting something different from their relationship, or their work, or both and would like a non-biased person to process these concerns with.
If you found yourself here, I imagine you’ve been feeling worried, sad and maybe even lonely. I imagine you’ve been struggling with how to solve a problem or a theme that continues to show up in your life. You know that something needs to change, but you aren’t sure what that is quite yet. I can imagine you’ve been attempting to make this problem go away or to solve it, but it hasn’t worked so you found yourself exploring resources to help you figure this out. Often folks are wanting something different from their relationship, or their work, or both and would like a non-biased person to process these concerns with.
(802) 724-4492 View (802) 724-4492
Photo of Christopher Futty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burlington, VT
Christopher Futty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes, we find ourselves in repetitive patterns that can betray our deepest wishes for a fulfilling life. Perhaps you have developed ways of coping that were once effective but are less helpful than they were in the past. Natural life transitions themselves, even the joyful ones, can be full of complicated feelings like loss, grief, and resentment. Despite wanting a meaningful relationship with others, you may feel inhibited and alone. We can also just feel ‘off’ yet remain unsure why or what could be the cause. Exploring our unconscious minds and residues can illuminate great depths
Sometimes, we find ourselves in repetitive patterns that can betray our deepest wishes for a fulfilling life. Perhaps you have developed ways of coping that were once effective but are less helpful than they were in the past. Natural life transitions themselves, even the joyful ones, can be full of complicated feelings like loss, grief, and resentment. Despite wanting a meaningful relationship with others, you may feel inhibited and alone. We can also just feel ‘off’ yet remain unsure why or what could be the cause. Exploring our unconscious minds and residues can illuminate great depths
(802) 402-4450 View (802) 402-4450
Photo of Chaya Couples Counseling , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burlington, VT
Chaya Couples Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401  (Online Only)
Currently the bulk of my practice is relationship focused counseling; where two people join in counseling sessions together. I am taking on clients who are at any stage of a relationship/partnership who are jointly seeking any of the following; solutions to strengthen and improve the quality of their relationship, build positive relationship skills, resolve conflict, recover from relationship specific trauma, and build long- lasting relationship opportunities. In addition to couples, I do have a few spots for individuals who may be interested in working through relationship conflict and challenge.
Currently the bulk of my practice is relationship focused counseling; where two people join in counseling sessions together. I am taking on clients who are at any stage of a relationship/partnership who are jointly seeking any of the following; solutions to strengthen and improve the quality of their relationship, build positive relationship skills, resolve conflict, recover from relationship specific trauma, and build long- lasting relationship opportunities. In addition to couples, I do have a few spots for individuals who may be interested in working through relationship conflict and challenge.
(802) 424-8770 View (802) 424-8770
Photo of Sandra Nigolian, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burlington, VT
Sandra Nigolian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05408
Life presents challenges sometimes. Learning how to access our resiliency, explore negative thought patterns, and strengthen new positive beliefs assists us in creating and maintaining a thriving daily life. I recognize that each person is diverse, having a unique family, social, and cultural history, and that healing and growth can be dependent on numerous factors. I use therapy methods that help bridge communication with children, youth and adults. I hold also hold BA in studio art that contributes to the creativity element of my work with individuals.
Life presents challenges sometimes. Learning how to access our resiliency, explore negative thought patterns, and strengthen new positive beliefs assists us in creating and maintaining a thriving daily life. I recognize that each person is diverse, having a unique family, social, and cultural history, and that healing and growth can be dependent on numerous factors. I use therapy methods that help bridge communication with children, youth and adults. I hold also hold BA in studio art that contributes to the creativity element of my work with individuals.
(802) 255-9991 View (802) 255-9991
Photo of Brianna Leigh Doran, Counselor in Burlington, VT
Brianna Leigh Doran
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401  (Online Only)
Eating disorders can be incredibly difficult to work through and are often rooted in deeper underlying issues! In addition to that, emotion dysregulation, low self-esteem, and anger/irritability are oftentimes present and very debilitating. I recognize that mental health is complex, and I take a very person-forward integrative approach to help you reach healthy goals and begin the journey to feel better! I’m Brianna, and I am a mental health counselor specializing in treating the complexity of eating disorders, as well as, trauma and borderline personality disorder. I specialize in working with pre-teen/teen girls/women!
Eating disorders can be incredibly difficult to work through and are often rooted in deeper underlying issues! In addition to that, emotion dysregulation, low self-esteem, and anger/irritability are oftentimes present and very debilitating. I recognize that mental health is complex, and I take a very person-forward integrative approach to help you reach healthy goals and begin the journey to feel better! I’m Brianna, and I am a mental health counselor specializing in treating the complexity of eating disorders, as well as, trauma and borderline personality disorder. I specialize in working with pre-teen/teen girls/women!
(802) 808-6764 View (802) 808-6764
Photo of Moira Sheridan, Pre-Licensed Professional in Burlington, VT
Moira Sheridan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401
My approach to counseling is focused on the collaborative relationship between client and counselor, where acceptance and understanding of who you are as an individual begins. Your concerns along with your interest in being better fulfilled as a person are of the utmost importance to me. I believe wellness and personal development are processes that are ongoing and changeable over time. No matter your familial background, past experiences, or current struggles – You Are Not Stuck and have an opportunity to grow throughout your lifetime and make meaningful strides as a person, in relationships, and belonging in community.
My approach to counseling is focused on the collaborative relationship between client and counselor, where acceptance and understanding of who you are as an individual begins. Your concerns along with your interest in being better fulfilled as a person are of the utmost importance to me. I believe wellness and personal development are processes that are ongoing and changeable over time. No matter your familial background, past experiences, or current struggles – You Are Not Stuck and have an opportunity to grow throughout your lifetime and make meaningful strides as a person, in relationships, and belonging in community.
(802) 210-3649 View (802) 210-3649
Photo of Kathleen Moore, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, VT
Kathleen Moore
Registered Psychotherapist, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, VT 05401  (Online Only)
A compassionate and nonjudgmental space where you can reflect, discuss and learn about your reactions, choices, unconscious beliefs, and challenges can lead to increased well-being. I bring an attitude of kind presence, safety, and respect to the journey of discovery, supporting you to transform disharmony and stagnation into clarity. You’ll gain skills, support, and strength to recognize triggers to anxiety, worry, stress, sadness, relationship and work issues, or other life challenges. You’ll also gain insight into your strengths and gifts, clarify priorities, and open paths that allow for wise action.
A compassionate and nonjudgmental space where you can reflect, discuss and learn about your reactions, choices, unconscious beliefs, and challenges can lead to increased well-being. I bring an attitude of kind presence, safety, and respect to the journey of discovery, supporting you to transform disharmony and stagnation into clarity. You’ll gain skills, support, and strength to recognize triggers to anxiety, worry, stress, sadness, relationship and work issues, or other life challenges. You’ll also gain insight into your strengths and gifts, clarify priorities, and open paths that allow for wise action.
(802) 881-0824 View (802) 881-0824
Photo of Julia Howe, Counselor in Burlington, VT
Julia Howe
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Burlington, VT 05401
Waitlist for new clients
Suffering is an inherent part of the human condition, but it doesn't mean that we need to move through it alone. Irvin Yalom, an American Existential Psychiatrist, describes the therapist and client as "fellow travelers." This resonates with me, as I believe that a collaborative approach and the steadily cultivated care and trust in the therapeutic relationship can fuel meaningful growth and change on individual and relational levels. Then, by shining the light of curiosity on one's inner landscape, an awareness of relationship themes, habitual behaviors, and thought patterns begins to surface. This awareness is the key to change.
Suffering is an inherent part of the human condition, but it doesn't mean that we need to move through it alone. Irvin Yalom, an American Existential Psychiatrist, describes the therapist and client as "fellow travelers." This resonates with me, as I believe that a collaborative approach and the steadily cultivated care and trust in the therapeutic relationship can fuel meaningful growth and change on individual and relational levels. Then, by shining the light of curiosity on one's inner landscape, an awareness of relationship themes, habitual behaviors, and thought patterns begins to surface. This awareness is the key to change.
(802) 489-7624 View (802) 489-7624
Photo of Annie Wohland, Pre-Licensed Professional in Burlington, VT
Annie Wohland
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, VT 05401
Thank you for visiting my Psychology Today profile & please reach out to me if you would like to begin therapy. I am currently accepting new clients and provide individual and family therapy sessions in person OR via telehealth. I have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and recently earned my Master of Social Work (MSW). I have also earned an academic concentration in mental health and trauma for my MSW. I have experience working at a wonderful community mental health agency for 5.5 years in addition to experience working with children in public schools helping them with learning and emotional/behavioral challenges.
Thank you for visiting my Psychology Today profile & please reach out to me if you would like to begin therapy. I am currently accepting new clients and provide individual and family therapy sessions in person OR via telehealth. I have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and recently earned my Master of Social Work (MSW). I have also earned an academic concentration in mental health and trauma for my MSW. I have experience working at a wonderful community mental health agency for 5.5 years in addition to experience working with children in public schools helping them with learning and emotional/behavioral challenges.
(802) 471-3191 View (802) 471-3191
Photo of Meg Rowley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burlington, VT
Meg Rowley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401
Waitlist for new clients
My clients are creative, passionate, intelligent people who face challenges with emotional dysregulation, turning down the volume on intrusive thoughts, healing from traumatic experiences, and treating themselves and their bodies with the kindness and compassion they deserve.
My clients are creative, passionate, intelligent people who face challenges with emotional dysregulation, turning down the volume on intrusive thoughts, healing from traumatic experiences, and treating themselves and their bodies with the kindness and compassion they deserve.
(802) 810-8691 View (802) 810-8691
Photo of Michael L Gilman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burlington, VT
Michael L Gilman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, VT 05401
Family experiences shape our functioning in relationships. Understanding the dynamics & patterns used can lead to better self management in relationships, whether in families, marriages, partnerships or in the workplace. As individuals increase self awareness they are better equipped to navigate the challenges presented to them. When individuals put efforts into changing themselves, I believe that interesting and creative ways of addressing challenges begin to emerge. Managing self requires the ability to find ways to step back from the moment to gain a broader perspective, to gather facts, to strengthen one's knowledge, and to think through a plan of action.
Family experiences shape our functioning in relationships. Understanding the dynamics & patterns used can lead to better self management in relationships, whether in families, marriages, partnerships or in the workplace. As individuals increase self awareness they are better equipped to navigate the challenges presented to them. When individuals put efforts into changing themselves, I believe that interesting and creative ways of addressing challenges begin to emerge. Managing self requires the ability to find ways to step back from the moment to gain a broader perspective, to gather facts, to strengthen one's knowledge, and to think through a plan of action.
(802) 392-4105 View (802) 392-4105
Photo of Heloise Thorne Williams, Counselor in Burlington, VT
Heloise Thorne Williams
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, VT 05401
Not accepting new clients
Life can often feel difficult, confusing or overwhelming. Seeking help and finding the right counseling relationship can be challenging as well. My goal is to help you connect to your own inner guidance system. As an existentialist and a feminist counselor, it is my belief that people need to find a sense of purpose and meaning within themselves because the world outside doesn't always make sense. The stories we have told ourselves or been told about ourselves can have a significant impact on how we feel. The result can be depression, anxiety, anger, hopelessness, or confusion.
Life can often feel difficult, confusing or overwhelming. Seeking help and finding the right counseling relationship can be challenging as well. My goal is to help you connect to your own inner guidance system. As an existentialist and a feminist counselor, it is my belief that people need to find a sense of purpose and meaning within themselves because the world outside doesn't always make sense. The stories we have told ourselves or been told about ourselves can have a significant impact on how we feel. The result can be depression, anxiety, anger, hopelessness, or confusion.
(802) 613-0982 View (802) 613-0982

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Burlington, VT

700+

Average cost per session

$136

Therapists in Burlington, VT who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Medicaid
53% MVP Health Care

How Therapists in Burlington, VT see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Burlington?

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.