Try online therapy with licensed therapists

Get quality online therapy and counseling without leaving your home or office. On the Calmerry platform, we match you only with licensed therapists that fit you best. Message your therapist anytime and schedule live video sessions when it’s convenient for you to experience life-changing benefits of therapy.

What online therapy is

Online therapy is a format of psychotherapy that is provided virtually over the internet. It can occur in real time, for example, during live video sessions, or in the form of asynchronous communication, such as text or audio messages. Online therapy is provided by licensed, trained counselors who use the same established models as conventional face-to-face interventions, for example, CBT, guided relaxation exercises, etc.

It has become extremely popular since lockdown started, as social distancing and lack of outdoor activities frequently led to mental health issues. Particularly, 74% of psychologists admitted seeing more patients with anxiety disorders and 60% said they see more depressive patients than they used to before the pandemic. Such patients couldn’t visit a therapist due to restrictive measures, and online therapy became a life-saving option for them.

And while online therapy is a much newer form of therapy, it turned out to be as effective as in-office therapy for many people. Studies show that online CBT therapy leads to a 50% improvement in symptoms of panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Therefore, when we offer you online therapy, we realize its value and advocate for it as an accessible and affordable (compared to on-office sessions) solution.

Now online therapy is becoming one of the most preferred ways to get professional mental health support and guidance. A lot of people worldwide choose this format because it can be more accessible and more convenient, offers more privacy, and is often cheaper. Besides, you can choose from different ways of communication with your counselor and have more options for building a therapeutic relationship.

Easy start in therapy

Get a brief assessment

Answer a few questions to get started. Be confident when sharing your thoughts and worries.

Choose how you get therapy

Pick the subscription plan that’s best for your lifestyle and budget. Get matched with a therapist who fits you.

Start therapy

Chat with your therapist privately or have live video sessions. Build a life with greater meaning.

Why online therapy on Calmerry platform is worth trying

We know how scary it can be to start therapy, and many people still feel a stigma about getting treatment for mental health issues. There are so many reasons that can stop you from doing it. And only one reason to actually start: it will actually make you feel better and help you become your best self. At last. Don’t take our word for it, try Calmerry platform and see all the benefits yourself:

  • Accessibility. You can get mental health care from anywhere, any time. Your therapist will be literally in your pocket – you can message them when you need and get an answer within 24 hours on their working days.
  • Ease of communication. You can schedule live video sessions that closely mimic in-person appointments and talk with your therapist in real time. Text and audio messaging will enable you to articulate your emotions and problems as they arise.
  • Quality. We guarantee that you will work with a licensed professional who was trained to provide psychotherapy and has enough expertise to deal with your particular situation.
  • Advanced matching. We will match you with a therapist that is the best fit for you based on the information provided in your survey. If your first language is Spanish, we will provide you with a Spanish-speaking therapist.
  • Free counselor switching. There are always some personal factors that can influence your experience with a therapist. Maybe, you just don’t click. We get it. This is why we allow you to change a therapist for free. The procedure is simple as 1-2-3.
  • Technical support. Nothing can distract you from getting quality care. If you experience any technical difficulties, our friendly support team will have you covered. You can reach out to them and get a quick answer 24/7.
  • Flexible subscription plans. Choose pricing that is friendly to your budget: easily adjust your subscription by adding or removing video sessions from your plan. You will pay exactly for the services you need.
  • Seamless cancellation policy. We do our best to provide you with outstanding online therapy experience. However, if it doesn’t work for you, you are free to cancel your subscription any time. 

We make online therapy affordable

Our platform gives people an opportunity to access therapy in a setting that may be more comfortable and convenient than a traditional visit to a therapist’s office. And valuable things don’t always have to be expensive. With this in mind, we’re trying to find a perfect balance between affordability of our platform for clients and decent compensation for our therapists.

Making online therapy accessible and affordable is our mission. We believe that therapy is not luxury, it’s a form of self-care and a necessity for some people. They go to therapy to improve their mental and emotional well-being, careers, relationships, and lives. These are significant aspects that allow us to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. If you neglect your mental health, it can lead to greater issues, including physical health problems, significant relationship troubles, work-related problems, and substance abuse.

Studies have shown therapy causes structural changes to the brain. It can positively change lives, and it can be the difference between not getting out of bed and living a meaningful, productive, and happy life. Going to therapy is an investment in your mental health, overall well-being, and happiness.

Everyone should have access to mental health care, regardless of their mental health issues, severity of condition, busy schedule, or tight budget. But, by saying affordable we don’t mean free. As clients should contribute to therapy to make progress. Paying for services makes you feel dedicated to actively participating in therapy, providing honest answers, and interacting with your mental health professional.

Remember that the effectiveness of online therapy depends on the same factors that determine the success of any type of therapy: the level of connection with your therapist and the time and effort you are willing to put into the process. You need to be active during therapy sessions and apply what you’re learning to real-life situations. It’s also important to make the healthy lifestyle changes that can support your emotional health.

Your therapist can help you gain new insights and will guide you to change your life for the better, but they can’t do the hard work of healing and growth for you. It’s also important to be open and honest with your counselor. The more open you are, the better they will be able to help you.

We find best therapists for online therapy or counseling

When you are matched with a therapist, you may find their title confusing. There are so many types of mental health professionals that it’s really hard to remember or decrypt all of them. It’s ok, you don’t have to. All you need to know is that all mental health professionals that work on our platform are licensed to provide therapy within the state in which they hold their license.

The thing is that all specialists who have relevant education and experience of supervised work are considered therapists. Therapist is a general term rather than a job title. It unites clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and psychiatric nurses.

At Calmerry, we select our therapists very carefully and can guarantee that you will be matched with a true professional with training and experience relevant to your specific needs and circumstances. Your therapist will become your partner in healing, recovery, and growth and will do their best to make you feel understood, supported, and cared about.

Get as many online therapy sessions with professional therapists as you need

Therapy is not something that needs to be sped up. Everyone has their own rhythm, and changes happen eventually. You can’t acquire new habits or coping skills overnight. This is why we encourage our clients to continue their sessions with therapists for at least three months and not wait for instant results.

On Calmerry, we have flexible subscription plans, so you can add more video sessions if you feel there’s a need. Between sessions, you can proceed by messaging your therapist to get continuous emotional support and guidance. Our therapists reply within 24 hours on their working days.

As many therapists say, it takes time to see changes, but they are definitely worth waiting for.

Our specialties

Calmerry can help overcome all kinds of mental health issues and be useful for anyone looking to make a change. Our network of therapists covers a range of specialties to meet your specific needs. Only evidence-based therapy and counseling approaches.

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Convenient therapy

With Calmerry, you don’t have to wait an entire week to talk to your therapist. Online therapy is easily accessible to anyone. You can get professional support when you need it, no matter where you live. Message your therapist any day or schedule a live therapy session from the comfort of your home from any device.

Why us

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Individual matching

Our experienced team will connect you with the best online therapist suited to your unique needs.

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Therapy with licensed therapists

All therapists hold valid licenses from their states. They are vetted by our team, so you get the highest quality care at a low price.

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Cancel any time

You can cancel at any time you want and easily renew your subscription if you decide to come back.

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Human-operated support

Our friendly support agents are available 24/7 and will gladly answer all your questions.

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Plans for every pocket

Select the subscription plan that best suits your needs and budget. Plans start at just $42 per week.

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Free therapist switching

If you would like to change a therapist, we’ll match you with another mental health professional without charging you anything.

Frequently Asked Questions about Online Therapy

What Is Live Chat Therapy?

Live chat therapy involves real-time communication with a mental health professional via text messages. On the Calmerry platform, you can discuss with your therapist scheduling a live chat therapy session via our app.

It’s a good option if you want to speak about urgent matters and get instant responses with quick advice. You don’t have to wait for days or weeks to address the issue. The additional benefit of live chat therapy is that you’ll have access to transcripts of each session. You can use these transcripts to review key points between counseling sessions. The only disadvantage of such communication is that the therapist’s responses are most likely to be rather short.

What Is Messaging Therapy?

Messaging therapy is similar to email, and it enables daily communication with the therapist. Asynchronous communication via messaging is a better option if you want to get a more detailed answer from your therapist. Calmerry provides a safe virtual space where you can send an unlimited number of text messages to your counselor anytime and get responses at least 1-2 times a day during working days.

The nature of written communication allows you to discuss more difficult topics or even tabooed topics without being ashamed or afraid. Your counselor can give you feedback and help you brainstorm solutions to emotional problems you may be experiencing. You will be able to review the content without the pressure of a schedule or knowing that the other person is on the other side of the screen waiting for an answer.

Messaging therapy is a useful alternative for those who cannot afford face-to-face therapy.
The disadvantage of this type of therapy is that it lacks non-verbal cues, such as body language and the tone of voice that allow a traditional counselor to better interpret meaning and emotions. Some platforms also offer possibilities for asynchronous audio and video messaging.

What Is Voice Call Therapy?

Despite popular belief, distance therapy services like voice call therapy via phone are not new. They’ve been around since the 1950s when the first mental health hotline was created.
This form of therapy is suitable for people who feel uncomfortable with video calls. Phone sessions can also be a good backup option for situations when there are tech issues or poor connections that interrupt a live video session.

Voice call therapy offers the utmost convenience and comfort because it allows you to attend your appointment comfortably from home. A conversation over the phone offers the advantage of being able to hear your therapist’s voice, and your therapist can hear yours.

Voice call therapy requires good communication skills, but it has solid evidence supporting its effectiveness and can be considered a viable option for providing psychotherapy. Most research suggests that it works just as well as in-person therapy.

What Is Video Chat Therapy?

Video chatting allows a therapist and client to meet over video from the comfort of their own homes. Video sessions bring the benefits of face-to-face contact without having to commute. They make it possible to feel the presence of the therapist even if the distance is miles. The therapist and the client can interact with each other through a virtual environment. Therapists use the same traditional techniques and activities they would use in face-to-face therapy sessions.

The experience for a client may seem similar to Skype or Zoom, and it’s easy to establish an emotional connection as you see body language and hear the tone of voice. There is enough evidence that video chat therapy can help people struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, and other mental health issues. Still, many therapists stress that one of the critical components for successful therapy is the relationship between client and therapist.

On Calmerry, you can talk with a licensed counselor via a secure HIPAA-compliant platform and know that your conversations and personal information are protected. We provide a safe environment that alleviates any stress when you meet a therapist online.

Are Online Counseling and Web Therapy Provided by Calmerry Covered by Insurance?

We don’t take insurance, but we offer our clients very affordable prices that are comparable with co-pays in most insurance plans. If you create an account on our website, you can see it for yourself.

You can also request for a receipt to be provided and use it for full or partial reimbursement from your insurance provider. So you can contact your insurance company and find out whether your insurance plan covers online therapy and what copayments or coinsurance costs you’ll have.

How Much Does It Cost to Benefit from Online Therapy?

Online therapy is a more affordable option than face-to-face traditional therapy. Costs may vary widely because each platform offers its own unique packages, but generally subscription-based therapy services are significantly cheaper than offline in-office therapy sessions. That’s because online counseling doesn’t involve many of the overhead costs of traditional in-office therapy, for example, rent and insurance.

On Calmerry, it can cost as little as $42 per week of messaging therapy. The subscription fees for packages that include live video sessions are higher, but you can choose from several subscription plans and select the one that suits your lifestyle and budget.

Why Should You Choose to Work with a Therapist from an Online Therapy Platform?

Online therapy on Calmerry is a smart decision when you want to reach out for mental health support. Online therapy is convenient as you don’t have to worry about commuting from office to office. You can have an appointment from the comfort of your home or office – you only need a stable internet connection. You can choose treatment time and communication method—live video, text messages, live chat, or audio messages that works for your situation.

Research has found that both traditional counseling and online therapy are equally effective in treating many mental health conditions. Our experienced therapists are dedicated to supporting their clients and will provide you with quality care.

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What Therapists Can Provide Online Therapy and Counseling Services?

Both counseling and therapy can help people get empowered to cope with their personal, social, emotional, and mental health problems. These terms are often used interchangeably, although there are some distinctions between them:

  • Counseling is often short-term, while therapy is often long-term.
  • Counseling targets a specific symptom, issue, or situation. Therapy is a more deep, comprehensive process aimed at addressing a wider range of life problems. It helps focus on you as an individual and your underlying patterns of thoughts, behaviors, and feelings.
  • Counseling is focused on the present. Therapy can help you explore your past, present, and future as part of healing from whatever issues you’re struggling with.

And both terms fall into the umbrella term psychotherapy. However, only competent and experienced psychotherapists (or therapists) can provide psychotherapy. It means that they must be licensed and qualified by their state’s professional board after completing the necessary education, training, exams, and practice.

Licensing requirements can change from state to state, but in general, these specialists have to complete an education program, obtain a degree, have a certain amount of internship and/or supervised hands-on clinical experience, pass an examination, and then be licensed.

On average, therapists licensed at the master’s level have about 2,000-4,000 hours (or 2-3 years) of supervised clinical experience.

Besides, mental health professionals are required to renew their license based on the rules of their state every 1-3 years. And some states also have continuing education requirements.

There are different types of mental health professionals:

  • Clinical psychologists — professionals who have highly specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of emotional, mental, and psychological problems. They can work with people of all ages, with individuals, families, teams, and organizations. They can also supervise other providers.
  • Psychiatrists — medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions. They have expertise to prescribe and monitor medications. They can also provide or assign therapy.
  • Psychiatric nurses — skilled healthcare professionals with expertise in mental health. They are trained in assessing mental health needs, addressing and monitoring mental health conditions, improving coping abilities, helping with self-care activities, and providing psychoeducation.
  • Mental health counselors — mental health specialists who are trained to assess and diagnose clients and provide psychotherapy. They use a variety of psychotherapy methods and techniques to help people cope with a wide range of mental health concerns and improve mental well-being. They are not licensed to prescribe medication.
  • Clinical social workers — highly trained professionals who can evaluate people’s mental health and help overcome a variety of personal, interpersonal, and social psychological problems. They create treatment plans and provide psychotherapy services.
  • Marriage and family therapists — work with couples, families, and individuals to help them solve problems and improve their relationships, communication, and conflict resolution skills. They help people deal with specific issues in marriage, relationships, parenting, adoption, divorce and also with depression, anxiety, or grief.

All of them can provide online therapy and counseling services. And all of them can join Calmerry to start their online practice.

Credential Titles of Mental Health Professionals

All above mentioned providers can call themselves as therapists, counselors, mental health professionals, mental health providers, or clinicians. However, there’s a legally regulated difference in their license credential titles.

For some areas of expertise and training, there can be several job titles and abbreviations. For example, for clinical social workers — Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Paying attention to them can give you a better understanding of what type of professional will fit you better.

Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor of Mental Health (LPCC)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor (LCADAC)
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)

On the Calmerry platform, you will work only with fully-licensed mental health professionals. Our therapists are competent, trained, and experienced professionals. They hold a master’s or a doctorate degree in their field and are experts in evidence-based techniques.

Who to Choose?

With so many mental health professionals to choose from, what type of provider may be the right fit for you?

Finding your therapist among these numerous titles can be confusing. But it’s a crucial step on the way to the happy life you truly desire.

It’s better to start from asking yourself questions like:

  • What are the issues/issues I struggle with?
  • What mental health concerns do I have?
  • What goals do I want to accomplish?

Each of these questions and your honest answers can lead you to the type of therapist who best suits your needs.

In making that choice, there are also several things to consider:

  • Specialty of a professional
  • Their training, certification, and education
  • Methods, approaches, practices, and techniques they use
  • Background
  • Recommendations and reviews
  • Your preferences regarding offline or online therapy
  • Modes of communication
  • Schedule and availability
  • Cost

The Internet made it easier than ever to find and choose the right therapist for you. On Calmerry, there are over 600 licensed, carefully vetted mental health providers. And we have trained agents who match you with the best-suited professional in less than 24 hours. They consider your answer in the survey, preferences, and needs while matching.

Nevertheless, the only way to make sure that you and your provider click well and that they can help you achieve your goals is through one-on-one sessions. If you want to change your therapist, on Calmerry, you can do it anytime for free, as many times as you need.

Is Online Therapy Right for Me?

Therapy can be a powerful tool for self-care, for improving your mental health, and for making significant positive changes in your life. Still, there are some cases when we don’t recommend using online therapy and counseling platforms.

Please, don’t use Calmerry if:

  • You’re under 18 years of age
  • You don’t have an Internet-enabled device and reliable Internet connection
  • You’re looking for medication prescription and management services
  • You need official diagnosis
  • You’ve been diagnosed with a severe mental health illness
  • You have a condition that requires face-to-face appointments, more intense mental health treatment, or on-site medical assistance
  • You were required to undergo court-ordered therapy
  • You demonstrate self-harming behavior or have thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • You experience suicidal ideation or exhibit suicidal behavior
  • You’re in a crisis or life-threatening situation

In any of these situations, Calmerry recommends that you seek local face-to-face help. If you need immediate assistance, call 911, or contact a local crisis hotline or emergency assistance service.

If you’re or someone in your family or community may be at risk for suicide, contact your healthcare provider, local mental health authority, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889).

Visit this page to find helpful emergency resources.

Also, these medically reviewed articles may be useful:

How to Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

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Looking for More Information About Mental Health Counseling and Online Therapists?

Still not sure whether online counseling is a good option for you? Check out these medically reviewed articles to learn more about psychotherapy.

What is CBT? – Learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy, its potential benefits and disadvantages, and what to expect during CBT sessions.

Who Is Who in Psychotherapy: Titles of Mental Health Professionals – This article can help you understand the differences in their education, training, licensure, areas of expertise, and services they offer.

What Should I Expect from My First Online Therapy Session? – Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about what’s going to happen in the first session to get acquainted with the process.

8 Benefits of Online Therapy – Discover why online therapy can be a valuable experience for those who need help to overcome life challenges and mental health issues and find information about the research that proves its effectiveness.

Types of Psychotherapy for Depression – This article will walk you through different types of psychotherapy for depression to help you understand the differences.

Therapy for Anxiety – Here Is What You Need to Know – The article covers the most effective therapies for treating anxiety disorders.

What You Need to Know About Relationship Therapy – Learn when to seek therapy, how to find the right therapist, what to expect, and how to get most out of online relationship counseling.

If any questions remain unanswered, visit the Helpful Tips section in your account. Also, can contact our tech support 24/7 — they will provide all the necessary information to ensure a smooth therapy process.