How Does Online Therapy in Massachusetts Work?
Instead of spending time commuting and waiting in the therapist’s office, you can choose the convenience of PlushCare’s online therapy program, where you can join an online talk therapy session with a Massachusetts licensed therapist in the comfort of your own home. During a Massachusetts online counseling and therapy session, a therapist will interact with you remotely on the phone or through video chat and provide counseling. Each online therapy session at PlushCare is 45 minutes long.
Meet Rebecca Bal, Massachusetts Licensed Therapist
Rebecca Bal has a Bachelor’s in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has extensive experience with complex trauma, depression, anxiety and relational challenges. She has worked in school-based, community-based and clinic settings ranging from elementary aged children to older adults. She is especially passionate about working with youth and young adults from a variety of multi-ethnic backgrounds.
Rebecca was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked in mental health settings throughout the East Bay. Currently, she resides in Honolulu. Over the last year and half, our world has shifted so significantly and being able to access support remotely and with ease has become a necessity and hopefully makes mental health services that much more accessible for everyone!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does Online Therapy Usually Cost?
The cost of therapy out-of-pocket can vary depending on the type of therapy, whether the therapist accepts insurance, and your location. At PlushCare, you can speak with a Massachusetts licensed therapist remotely for $169 per session or $149 for weekly sessions.
What Do Therapists Use For Online Therapy?
With the advancement of technology and the internet in recent years, Massachusetts licensed therapists can connect with their patients remotely and securely through established online therapy platforms. Often, these platforms allow licensed therapists to conduct sessions via multiple functions such as live chats, video conferencing, emails, and messaging.
What Can I Do If I Can’t Afford Therapy?
The cost of therapy depends on the type of therapy, specific therapist, and location. In addition, your condition determines the frequency of the sessions, which can become expensive very quickly if you need to interact with your therapist on a frequent basis to see improvements.
First, always check to see if your insurance carrier covers therapy. Some other affordable options include community mental health centers and health apps. Finally, online therapy is typically a more affordable option than in-person therapy.
Is Online Therapy Legal?
Yes. Online therapy is legal in Massachusetts. See the Center for Connected Health Policy for more information regarding Massachusetts teletherapy for depression and anxiety.
Is Online Therapy Efffective?
Many have tried online therapy and found the following advantages:
- Time saved from no longer needing to travel to and wait in the therapist’s office
- COVID-19 safe due to online sessions at home
- Money saved through affordable online counseling sessions
- As effective as in-person sessions
However, it is worth noting that online therapy may not work for everyone. Some examples include:
- Those with several or serious mental health conditions
- Those without access to stable/reliable internet access
Where Can I Talk to a Therapist For Free?
To help you feel comfortable and confident that a therapist would be a good fit, PlushCare offers a free 15-minute consultation with your prospective therapist before signing up. To book your free consultation today, click here.
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DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. Plush care was available! My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! 2nd time went just as smooth. Thank you!
Wow. Wow. Wow. This is so easy and quick. I had a cold virus that turned into a sinus infection. I pulled over on my way to a meeting to video chat w a doctor. He was attentive, kind, and efficient. After a few questions, he diagnosed my ailment. The call took less than 10 mins. Prescription was at the pharmacy later that day. I will be a client for a long time. Thank you.
I never review Apps, but this has been the quickest and most convenient doctor experience(s) I’ve ever had. It cost me no more than what I would have paid to visit an office. I’ve had two appointments and one was done in the comfort of my own living room and the second on my break at work. As a full time worker, full time student, and full time mom, the convenience cannot be beat. I met with Dr. Saremi who is very personable and kind. He immediately resolved my reasons for calling during both appointments. He was competent and trustworthy and valued my time. Can’t recommend this enough.