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Professional, licensed, and vetted therapists who you can trust

Tap into the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced therapists who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more. With our therapists, you get the same professionalism and quality you would expect from an in-office therapist, but with the ability to communicate when and how you want.

How it works

Get matched to the best therapist for you

Answer a few questions to find a licensed therapist who fits your needs and preferences. Tap into the largest network of licensed providers.

Communicate your way

Talk to your therapist however you feel comfortable — text, chat, phone, or video.

Therapy when you need it

You can message your therapist at anytime, from anywhere. You also get to schedule live sessions when it's convenient for you, and can connect from any mobile device or computer.

BetterHelp vs. traditional in-office therapy


Provided by a licensed therapist
All providers are licensed psychologists (PsyD), licensed professional counselors (LPC), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), or licensed clinical social workers (LCSW)
Yes Yes
In-office visits
Commute to the therapist's location, spend time in the waiting room, sit in their office
No Yes
Messaging any time
Send and receive messages to your therapist, no scheduling required!
Yes No
Chat sessions
Real-time conversation over instant messaging
Yes No
Phone sessions
Talk with your therapist over the phone at a scheduled time
Yes No
Video sessions
Face-to-face session with your therapist over video at a scheduled time
Yes No
Easy scheduling
Have a full look at your therapist's schedule and pick a time that works for you
Yes No
Digital worksheets
150+ digital worksheets and modules that support the therapy process
Yes No
Group sessions
Free access to 20+ weekly live interactive group seminars delivered by expert therapists
Yes Unsure
Smart provider matching
Get matched to a therapist from a pool of over 34,000 providers based on your needs, preferences, and demographics
Yes No
Easy to switch providers
If you're unhappy with your therapist, click a button and get matched to another provider
Yes No
Access therapy from anywhere
Using a phone or computer you can reach out to your therapist anytime, from anywhere
Yes No

I can actually see progress in my mental health which is something I haven't been able to say in 15 years and it's thanks to her.

Virginia Truglio

Member review for Virginia Truglio (LCSW, MSW)

Michelle listens and provides excellent guidance through life's situations.

Michelle Wilkinson

Member review for Michelle Wilkinson (MA, LPC-S)

Susan is amazing in her insights and conversational approach. I am so glad and blessed to have found her and started healing with her guidance.

Susan Hargett

Member review for Susan Hargett (LPC, NCC, YACEP)

Frequently asked questions

We require every Therapist providing Therapist Services on the Platform to be trained and experienced licensed U.S. Psychologist (PhD / PsyD), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or similar applicable recognized professional license based on their state and/or jurisdiction. Therapists must have a relevant academic degree in their field, at least 3 years of experience, at least 1,000 hours of hands-on experience, and have to be qualified and licensed by their respective state board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice requirements as applicable. Learn more about the therapists
After you sign up, we will match you to an available therapist who fits your objectives, preferences, and the type of issues you are dealing with. Different therapists have different approaches and areas of focus, so it's important to find the right person who can achieve the best results for you. We have found that we are able to provide a successful match most of the time; however, if you start the process and you feel your therapist isn't a good fit for you, you may elect to be matched to a different therapist.
BetterHelp may be right for you if you're looking to improve the quality of your life. Whenever there is anything that interferes with your happiness or prevents you from achieving your goals, we may be able to help. We also have therapists who specialize in specific issues such as stress, anxiety, relationships, parenting, depression, addictions, eating, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, LGBT matters, grief, religion, self esteem, and more.

BetterHelp is not the right solution for you if any of the following is true:
  • You are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian
  • You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation
  • You were required to undergo therapy either by a court order or by any other authority
  • You do not have a device that can connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable Internet connection
The cost of therapy through BetterHelp ranges from $70 to $100 per week (billed every 4 weeks) and it is based on your location, source, preferences, and therapist availability. You can cancel your membership at any time, for any reason.

BetterHelp accepts HSA/FSA cards and is recognized as an eligible expense by most HSA/FSA providers.
You can get therapy in four ways:
  • Exchanging messages with your therapist
  • Chatting live with your therapist
  • Speaking over the phone with your therapist
  • Video conferencing with your therapist
You can use different ways at different times as you wish, based on your needs, availability, and convenience. Learn more about online therapy.
The professionals who work through BetterHelp are licensed and credentialed therapists who were certified by their state's board to provide therapy and counseling. However, while the service may have similar benefits, it's not capable of substituting for traditional face-to-face therapy in every case. Please note that your provider won't be able to make any official diagnosis, to fulfill any court order or prescribe medication.
This depends on your needs and varies a lot from one person to another. Some people feel they get most of the value after just a few weeks, while others prefer to stick to the program for an extended period of time. This is completely up to you.
There are many studies that confirm the effectiveness of the online medium for making life changes. For example, a study published by JMIR Publications and conducted by researchers from University of California - Berkeley, University of California - San Francisco, and the San Francisco General Hospital concluded that "users of BetterHelp experienced significantly reduced depression symptom severity after engaging with the platform." You can read the full study here.

Our confidence in the platform comes primarily from the feedback and testimonials we receive from users. Every day, we are excited to hear from more people about the way this service helped them make a tremendous change in their lives.

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