Top 5 Online Therapy Sites

Mental health has always been something humans have struggled with. Going back decades—and even centuries—into the past, as a species, we have not always done the best at understanding and accepting that these ailments are simply part of the human organism. Part of life.

 

Mental health is not something to be ashamed of nor to be taken lightly. And, I am pleased to say that, over the past several years, the way mental health issues are viewed in Western society is finally correcting itself to a place where it should have always been. If nothing else, the 21st century can add that stripe to its sleeve and feather to its cap.

 

With that narrative shift have sprung up a lot of new companies that are dipping their proverbial toe into the mental health business game. By using mics and webcams, they have made it easier than ever for folks to get the help they need in life, in the comfort of their own homes, no less. These mental health companies are sort of, be it consciously or otherwise, democratizing access to mental health everywhere, for everyone.

 

Today, we will explore five of the most well-known online therapy companies on the internet. At the end of the day, you have to choose who is the right provider for you, but we will help point out the general pricing being offered and how well users are enjoying these services. You can use this data to help you decide which company may be best for you. And then, you can start your journey to a more you...you.

 

 

 

 

Before we begin, I think it is important to note two aspects of what you are about to read. One, we stayed as objective as possible with this list, but there is certainly going to be some subjectivity that inadvertently creeps in. So keep that in mind and know that, of course, it is not by design. Two, the five online therapy providers you are going to read about are listed alphabetically, not from first-best to second-best to third-best, etc., etc.  Yes, these are the five we thought were the most deserving to make this list, however, among each other, there are far too many variables to lay out a "concrete" ranking of each. We dig them all and think everyone who uses any of the five will be extremely happy. Bar none. Period.

 

With that, let's dive in.

 

     

 

BetterHelp

 

BetterHelp has completed over 241 million total therapy sessions, has over 28,000 licensed therapists that are ready to help, and has helped more than 3.3 million people with therapy, as of the time of this writing. They are a big player in this game and have done nothing but grow since they got started. They are a trusted name in online therapy and are continuing to innovate the space.

 

Therapy Types

  • Adult Individuals
  • Adult Couples
  • Teen Individuals

 

Therapy Logistics

  • Chat
  • Message
  • Phone
  • Video

 

Therapy Pricing

BetterHelp's online therapy cost ranges from $60.00 to $90.00 per week. It is billed every four weeks. What determines that $30.00 range between the low end and high end of that spectrum? From what we read on the BetterHelp website, it is based, at least in part, on the user's location, the availability of therapists, and other misc. preferences users may have. This is, at the end of the day, a subscription service. And with that, the answer to the most obvious follow-up question is, yes, you can 100% cancel your membership at any time, for any reason, and with no additional costs incurred.

 

Reviews

  • "Dr. Diane Wilcox is someone that I feel very comfortable talking to. She is very kind and knowledgeable. I love that she incorporates faith based therapy into my sessions as I have requested. I would definitely recommend Dr. Diane! She gives a new perspective in a positive light. I have learned alot about myself, and I have already grown and healed so much in such a short amount of time." —LA
  • "Hands down best therapist I’ve worked with. He’s so kind, caring, punctual, and takes time to reach out." —TA
  • "Natasha has been a great help! I feel she listens without judgement and wants the best for my wellbeing." —AB

 

      

 

Calmerry

 

Calmerry is an up-and-coming online therapy site. In fact, we are seeing some legit. momentum in their business. They are another super-formidable option for anyone needing some help. Here are some stats that are pretty interesting. 88% of Calmerry clients have found their therapy to be as helpful or more helpful than traditional therapy. 95% of their clients found it far more convenient than in-person therapy (no shock to me). And this last one is the one that I think may be at the genesis of Calmerry's success: 98% of their clients are satisfied with the therapist chosen for them (after the assessment). They have a well-oiled machine here, and people are spreading the word about Calmerry.

 

Therapy Types

  • Adult Individuals
  • Adult Couples
  • Teen Individuals

 

Therapy Logistics

  • Message
  • Video

 

Therapy Pricing

Calmerry therapy plans start at $42.00 per month for their Messaging Therapy service. They offer several plans after their base Messaging Therapy plan that vary in price but do steadily increase. Regardless, their pricing is good, based on the reviews we have read. And Calmerry is right in range with BetterHelp (and some others on the list, as well). Also a subscription service, Calmerry bills their users on a monthly basis. Cancel whenever you want with no financial repercussion.

 

Reviews

  • "I didn’t expect much from remote therapy, to be honest. However, I decided to try video sessions, and they actually help. My therapist is a great listener, she’s very empathetic, and she knows how to make people feel comfortable when talking about their issues. I’m more than satisfied." —JB
  • "Thank God for this. It helped me through an extremely rough time of being so depressed over the loss of my dog. My therapist chatted with me twice a day, every day, even on weekends, which she wasn’t obligated to do. I’m so glad I did this." —SG
  • "Anaelli was amazing!!! She was able to create a safe space and I was able to take what I learned and apply it to everyday situations! Thanks so much!!"&n