December 15, 2022

Verywell Mind announced today its second annual Online Therapy Awards,  honoring the 16 best digital services and directories transforming the way people seek mental health care. The Verywell Mind Online Therapy Awards are a comprehensive and proprietary analysis of digital therapy platforms, designed to help readers find options that suit their individual needs and serve as a starting point for anyone who may not know where to begin.

Verywell Mind evaluated 55 online therapy companies and 25 therapist directories, as well as surveyed over 10,000 therapy users on top criteria they consider when choosing a service, including affordability, credibility, accessibility and user satisfaction. A special emphasis was placed on companies that offer inclusive support and those that service therapy deserts, making therapy more inclusive and attainable for all. The process for testing and analyzing nominees was created by Verywell Mind editors with guidance from mental health experts Amy Marschall, PsyD, Nic Hardy, PhD, LCSW, and Hannah Owens, LMSW, who helped evaluate and test each service.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic has regressed, interest in teletherapy has remained. There are many teletherapy options and sometimes, the search for the best service to match an individual’s needs can feel overwhelming,” said Amy Morin, LCSW, editor-in-chief, Verywell Mind. “That’s why we specialized our Online Therapy Awards to provide the right recommendations across a spectrum of need and provide a trusted guide for anyone seeking care.”