Therapists in North Pomfret, VT

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Melissa Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
North Pomfret, VT 05053
Not accepting new clients
I focus on treating adolescents and young adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Attachment related concerns, and PTSD. The best outcome for treatment comes when a person is ready to start the process of healing and allow themselves to change for a better future. There is a chance to find balance and peace in life.
I focus on treating adolescents and young adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Attachment related concerns, and PTSD. The best outcome for treatment comes when a person is ready to start the process of healing and allow themselves to change for a better future. There is a chance to find balance and peace in life.
(802) 242-8897 View (802) 242-8897

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Green Mountain Hypnosis
CH, CHI, RN
Verified Verified
White River Junction, VT 05001  (Online Only)
Green Mountain Hypnosis is a client-centered hypnosis practice that uses evidence-based hypnotic techniques to promote and empower health and wellness. Karen specializes in empowering everyday people to effectively navigate life's challenges. Her background in nursing brings a unique perspective to the mind-body connection, allowing her to give her clients the tools they need to better manage stress, weight, and chronic disease, as well as overcome limiting beliefs that stand in the way of their success.
Green Mountain Hypnosis is a client-centered hypnosis practice that uses evidence-based hypnotic techniques to promote and empower health and wellness. Karen specializes in empowering everyday people to effectively navigate life's challenges. Her background in nursing brings a unique perspective to the mind-body connection, allowing her to give her clients the tools they need to better manage stress, weight, and chronic disease, as well as overcome limiting beliefs that stand in the way of their success.
(802) 536-4122 View (802) 536-4122
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Dr. Karyn Gunnet-Shoval
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Norwich, VT 05055  (Online Only)
A Yale, Dartmouth and Lehigh trained Psychologist, I run a full-time private practice and hold an appointment as a Lecturer in Extension at Harvard University. I am licensed in New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. I completed my Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Yale University (2015) where I won a Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions. I then completed my Post-Doctoral Fellowships at Harvard University (Research) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Clinical). Prior to starting my private practice, I was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth.
A Yale, Dartmouth and Lehigh trained Psychologist, I run a full-time private practice and hold an appointment as a Lecturer in Extension at Harvard University. I am licensed in New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. I completed my Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Yale University (2015) where I won a Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions. I then completed my Post-Doctoral Fellowships at Harvard University (Research) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Clinical). Prior to starting my private practice, I was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth.
(646) 722-4564 View (646) 722-4564
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Kumari Patricia Coach
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, MFA, CTA
Verified Verified
Strafford, VT 05072  (Online Only)
I am a life coach, counselor with a social work background. I believe in empowerment and the power of resiliency. I work with clients who are going through challenges and I lead them to transformations by listening, affirming and guiding their strengths. I believe in never giving up and the importance of community and reaching out to others. The first step in healing and creating change is walking through the door. I respect all differences and all stories and I work with individuals and I encourage stories to unfold over time. I work well with single parents and those who struggle with parenting, life transitions, stress.
I am a life coach, counselor with a social work background. I believe in empowerment and the power of resiliency. I work with clients who are going through challenges and I lead them to transformations by listening, affirming and guiding their strengths. I believe in never giving up and the importance of community and reaching out to others. The first step in healing and creating change is walking through the door. I respect all differences and all stories and I work with individuals and I encourage stories to unfold over time. I work well with single parents and those who struggle with parenting, life transitions, stress.
(802) 347-6642 View (802) 347-6642
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Caleb Shepherd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Woodstock, VT 05091
Not accepting new clients
After 20 years of practice, I have observed that meaningful change is possible for people, no matter how stuck or unhappy one may feel . I look forward to helping you identify and successfully modify issues in your life circumstances or relationships that feel stale, repetitive, or dysfunctional. Through self-exploration, re-examination of your goals, and improved communication of your needs, I will help you move toward living intentionally and fully.
After 20 years of practice, I have observed that meaningful change is possible for people, no matter how stuck or unhappy one may feel . I look forward to helping you identify and successfully modify issues in your life circumstances or relationships that feel stale, repetitive, or dysfunctional. Through self-exploration, re-examination of your goals, and improved communication of your needs, I will help you move toward living intentionally and fully.
(802) 778-0941 View (802) 778-0941
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Katherine Paul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Norwich, VT 05055  (Online Only)
What inspires you? What scares you?  What do you most often shout from the rooftops?  What do you sometimes try to avoid thinking or feeling? I provide supportive and challenging psychotherapy for clients interested in identifying their complex narratives.  We will search for the patterns and themes that are creating barriers to healing and will locate those that enhance your ability to live authentically.  My social worker lens leads me to work with you to name and examine the societal systems most impacting you.
What inspires you? What scares you?  What do you most often shout from the rooftops?  What do you sometimes try to avoid thinking or feeling? I provide supportive and challenging psychotherapy for clients interested in identifying their complex narratives.  We will search for the patterns and themes that are creating barriers to healing and will locate those that enhance your ability to live authentically.  My social worker lens leads me to work with you to name and examine the societal systems most impacting you.
(215) 650-8728 View (215) 650-8728
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Meri Steinmetz
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Woodstock, VT 05091
You want the best for yourself (or your child). The story you tell of your experiences deserves to be heard. We all deserve to have space to be deeply understood at any age. It's my desire to provide understanding; listening that is so healing. I work with children, teens, adults to build lasting skills and resources for them. I value working with individuals that are learning to navigate their identities in an overstimulating world. Clients and I work together to process, and build skills in order to meet their treatment goals and create enduring healing. I have a deep love for Vermont and my aim is to support our community.
You want the best for yourself (or your child). The story you tell of your experiences deserves to be heard. We all deserve to have space to be deeply understood at any age. It's my desire to provide understanding; listening that is so healing. I work with children, teens, adults to build lasting skills and resources for them. I value working with individuals that are learning to navigate their identities in an overstimulating world. Clients and I work together to process, and build skills in order to meet their treatment goals and create enduring healing. I have a deep love for Vermont and my aim is to support our community.
(802) 424-9464 View (802) 424-9464
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Judith R Bush
ACSW, MSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Wilder, VT 05088
Family and individual development has been a central theme in my work since beginning a social work career in 1967. For many years, I practiced within an agency. A focus on how best to support families coping with challenges after adoption characterized my last agency years. Since 1998, I have had a private counseling practice: Adoption Conversations. In 2013, I joined with two former colleagues to open Dothan Brook Associates on Route 5 in Wilder, VT. My counseling work is now generalized to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families seeking to understand themselves and improve their relationships or their functioning.
Family and individual development has been a central theme in my work since beginning a social work career in 1967. For many years, I practiced within an agency. A focus on how best to support families coping with challenges after adoption characterized my last agency years. Since 1998, I have had a private counseling practice: Adoption Conversations. In 2013, I joined with two former colleagues to open Dothan Brook Associates on Route 5 in Wilder, VT. My counseling work is now generalized to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families seeking to understand themselves and improve their relationships or their functioning.
(802) 823-1745 View (802) 823-1745
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Lily Mandy Ruest
Counselor, MA, MBA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
White River Junction, VT 05001  (Online Only)
If you are an adult struggling emotionally with life stresses, I invite you to give me a call! You will be greeted with a genuinely warm welcome, listened to and understood, then we'll work together to process your experiences and find healthy solutions for positive life changes. I'm a no-nonsense, holistic therapist--meaning I prefer to treat the whole person (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually), but do so in a practical way you'll understand and will see working for you quickly.
If you are an adult struggling emotionally with life stresses, I invite you to give me a call! You will be greeted with a genuinely warm welcome, listened to and understood, then we'll work together to process your experiences and find healthy solutions for positive life changes. I'm a no-nonsense, holistic therapist--meaning I prefer to treat the whole person (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually), but do so in a practical way you'll understand and will see working for you quickly.
(603) 635-4826 View (603) 635-4826
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Claudette L Peck
Counselor, LCMHC, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Norwich, VT 05055  (Online Only)
Most people get up everyday with the intention to do and feel their best. Clients typically come in to see me when something is getting in the way of allowing this to happen. Whether the obstacle is emotional, relational, behavioral, or motivational, I work interactively with my clients to understand the underlying problem and help them seek alternative methods or solutions toward reaching their goals. Change requires understanding, validation, and trust. I work very hard to establish these with every client I meet.
Most people get up everyday with the intention to do and feel their best. Clients typically come in to see me when something is getting in the way of allowing this to happen. Whether the obstacle is emotional, relational, behavioral, or motivational, I work interactively with my clients to understand the underlying problem and help them seek alternative methods or solutions toward reaching their goals. Change requires understanding, validation, and trust. I work very hard to establish these with every client I meet.
(603) 945-1159 View (603) 945-1159
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Ruth Kenrick, M.A., L.I.C.S.W., B.C.D.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Norwich, VT 05055  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
An effective, compassionate therapist helps you connect to your own wisdom and harness the energy to thrive. Though life can be hard sometimes, extreme suffering need not persist. I will help you escape stuck patterns or traumas that stop you from enjoying life and doing what matters most to you. It's common to have to rediscover, or even learn for the first time, how to live well. During difficult times, we may just need a little assistance. I have twenty-five years of experience supporting clients as they eliminate obstacles, reach cherished goals & attain enduring satisfaction.
An effective, compassionate therapist helps you connect to your own wisdom and harness the energy to thrive. Though life can be hard sometimes, extreme suffering need not persist. I will help you escape stuck patterns or traumas that stop you from enjoying life and doing what matters most to you. It's common to have to rediscover, or even learn for the first time, how to live well. During difficult times, we may just need a little assistance. I have twenty-five years of experience supporting clients as they eliminate obstacles, reach cherished goals & attain enduring satisfaction.
(802) 466-4198 View (802) 466-4198
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Elizabeth Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Norwich, VT 05055  (Online Only)
Your relationship with food and your body has taken over your life, and you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and alone. You may be fed up with the shame, tired of having no control, or sick of feeling isolated. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to leave the eating disorder behind. You want to feel confident and in control of your emotions. Most of all, you’re ready to reconnect with yourself.
Your relationship with food and your body has taken over your life, and you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and alone. You may be fed up with the shame, tired of having no control, or sick of feeling isolated. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to leave the eating disorder behind. You want to feel confident and in control of your emotions. Most of all, you’re ready to reconnect with yourself.
(802) 896-8405 View (802) 896-8405
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Nicole Mancino Emdr And Somatic Therapy
Counselor, MA, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Woodstock, VT 05091
This is your life. Are you who you want to be? Do you ever get glimpses of the person you want to be but feel stuck in a moment, failure, struggle, experience, or belief you can’t get out of? I am passionate about helping people get unstuck and move towards the discovery of becoming who they want to be. I strive to help clients experience freedom, discover their strengths, and to be able to progress towards their maximum potential. You may have to step over muddy waters and journey through rugged terrain, but transformation is possible. Emotions 101 group class is also available. Please scroll to bottom of page learn more.
This is your life. Are you who you want to be? Do you ever get glimpses of the person you want to be but feel stuck in a moment, failure, struggle, experience, or belief you can’t get out of? I am passionate about helping people get unstuck and move towards the discovery of becoming who they want to be. I strive to help clients experience freedom, discover their strengths, and to be able to progress towards their maximum potential. You may have to step over muddy waters and journey through rugged terrain, but transformation is possible. Emotions 101 group class is also available. Please scroll to bottom of page learn more.
(603) 207-3451 View (603) 207-3451
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Dr. Jennifer L. Cantor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
White River Junction, VT 05001  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist & psychoanalyst with close to 30 yrs of clinical experience, I have the training & perspective to help you get to the bottom of your issues & navigate life's challenges with deeper self-awareness & fulfillment. Whether you are caught in painful relationship dynamics, struggling with self-esteem or identity issues, or wrestling with the troubled world in which we live, you will find me to be a highly perceptive, sincere & compassionate presence dedicated to understanding you & facilitating your healing & growth. I also offer EMDR for entrenched patterns. Tele-therapy only.
As a clinical psychologist & psychoanalyst with close to 30 yrs of clinical experience, I have the training & perspective to help you get to the bottom of your issues & navigate life's challenges with deeper self-awareness & fulfillment. Whether you are caught in painful relationship dynamics, struggling with self-esteem or identity issues, or wrestling with the troubled world in which we live, you will find me to be a highly perceptive, sincere & compassionate presence dedicated to understanding you & facilitating your healing & growth. I also offer EMDR for entrenched patterns. Tele-therapy only.
(802) 499-2087 View (802) 499-2087
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Hetty Thomae
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Norwich, VT 05055
Not accepting new clients
Children are often puzzling, but when they behave in unexpected ways they are telling us something important. Students who are struggling in school need a system of support to help them succeed. When families, schools, and medical practitioners all work together, the 'picture' starts to emerge. My experience as a family therapist and a school counselor gives me insight into what they are trying to tell us and how their systems can work together to support them. My studies in School Psychology help me to assess issues and write positive behavior support plans.
Children are often puzzling, but when they behave in unexpected ways they are telling us something important. Students who are struggling in school need a system of support to help them succeed. When families, schools, and medical practitioners all work together, the 'picture' starts to emerge. My experience as a family therapist and a school counselor gives me insight into what they are trying to tell us and how their systems can work together to support them. My studies in School Psychology help me to assess issues and write positive behavior support plans.
(802) 275-4495 View (802) 275-4495
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Melanie Jannery
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
White River Junction, VT 05001  (Online Only)
NOW accepting clients from across Vermont into my practice. I'm Melanie (she/her). Please reach out if you’d like to work with me! People enter into the therapeutic relationship for all different reasons. I sure have. Maybe this is your first time exploring the idea of therapy or you are returning to therapy after a time away or you are just wanting to change things up a bit. I love hearing people’s stories and am comfortable sitting with someone through the difficult parts of them. Having worked in human services for over a decade, I have found carrying a presence with what people share truly an honor. I am so glad you are here!
NOW accepting clients from across Vermont into my practice. I'm Melanie (she/her). Please reach out if you’d like to work with me! People enter into the therapeutic relationship for all different reasons. I sure have. Maybe this is your first time exploring the idea of therapy or you are returning to therapy after a time away or you are just wanting to change things up a bit. I love hearing people’s stories and am comfortable sitting with someone through the difficult parts of them. Having worked in human services for over a decade, I have found carrying a presence with what people share truly an honor. I am so glad you are here!
(802) 278-6154 View (802) 278-6154
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Marriage Quest
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Norwich, VT 05055
Is your marriage in trouble? Have you been trying to find a good solution and haven't found the right help yet? No one is ever taught how to be in a healthy romantic relationship, so it's not surprising that 50% of marriages end in divorce while another 30% of couples report significant challenges. If you have been struggling with communication issues, resentment, an affair, or a sexless marriage, then I can help. Unfortunately, almost half of the couples who get divorced report they regret it later. So before you make such an important decision about your future, let me help you give your marriage the best chance at success.
Is your marriage in trouble? Have you been trying to find a good solution and haven't found the right help yet? No one is ever taught how to be in a healthy romantic relationship, so it's not surprising that 50% of marriages end in divorce while another 30% of couples report significant challenges. If you have been struggling with communication issues, resentment, an affair, or a sexless marriage, then I can help. Unfortunately, almost half of the couples who get divorced report they regret it later. So before you make such an important decision about your future, let me help you give your marriage the best chance at success.
(802) 300-3609 View (802) 300-3609
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Paul S Caver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
White River Junction, VT 05001
Not accepting new clients
Emotions are among our greatest human resources, though in the struggles of our lives we can think of them as problems to solve or avoid at all costs. My efforts as a therapist go towards utilization of the emotions and the experiences that elicit them, to bring about transformation and healing. I work with adults, children, teens, parents, couples, and draw from a large background of experience and training. This includes cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, attachment work, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR. However, the primary value guiding the work is that the therapeutic relationship guides everything.
Emotions are among our greatest human resources, though in the struggles of our lives we can think of them as problems to solve or avoid at all costs. My efforts as a therapist go towards utilization of the emotions and the experiences that elicit them, to bring about transformation and healing. I work with adults, children, teens, parents, couples, and draw from a large background of experience and training. This includes cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, attachment work, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR. However, the primary value guiding the work is that the therapeutic relationship guides everything.
(802) 417-2384 View (802) 417-2384
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Well Roots Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
White River Junction, VT 05001  (Online Only)
Offering ONLINE sessions. It’s hard to be a woman! We feel like all the pressure is on us. We keep trying so hard to do it perfectly, but life still isn’t going the way we planned. We have the pressure of career, fertility, parenting, romantic relationships, time for a social life. There's all of that and then we notice the past we’ve been running from creeping up on us. It can be exhausting, not to mention overwhelming. And is anyone talking about how hard getting pregnant can be? It's supposed to just happen easily, but month after month the pregnancy tests keep coming back negative. It feels like our bodies are failing us.
Offering ONLINE sessions. It’s hard to be a woman! We feel like all the pressure is on us. We keep trying so hard to do it perfectly, but life still isn’t going the way we planned. We have the pressure of career, fertility, parenting, romantic relationships, time for a social life. There's all of that and then we notice the past we’ve been running from creeping up on us. It can be exhausting, not to mention overwhelming. And is anyone talking about how hard getting pregnant can be? It's supposed to just happen easily, but month after month the pregnancy tests keep coming back negative. It feels like our bodies are failing us.
(802) 210-1499 View (802) 210-1499
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Karen Chalom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Woodstock, VT 05091
Ms. Karen Chalom, LICSW, utilizes traditional talk psychotherapy combined with a holistic/systems approach to the healing process. She works with the mind, body, emotions and spirit to the degree that is comfortable for each child, adult, couple, family or group. Clients can receive therapy for many life issues including trauma, anxiety, relationships, stress. anger, depression, life transitions, parenting, grief and loss.
Ms. Karen Chalom, LICSW, utilizes traditional talk psychotherapy combined with a holistic/systems approach to the healing process. She works with the mind, body, emotions and spirit to the degree that is comfortable for each child, adult, couple, family or group. Clients can receive therapy for many life issues including trauma, anxiety, relationships, stress. anger, depression, life transitions, parenting, grief and loss.
(802) 457-6191 View (802) 457-6191

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in North Pomfret, VT

< 10

Therapists in North Pomfret, VT who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% School Issues
100% Family Conflict
100% Suicidal Ideation

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in North Pomfret, VT see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Pomfret?

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.