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Martina Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
*Accepting new in person and/or telehealth (virtual) referrals * People choose therapy for various reasons but the goal remains the same: wanting to heal, feel better, and learn how to be mentally healthy long term. For over 10 years I have helped teens and adults achieve those results through education, mindfulness, authentic and culturally responsive communication, and various evidence based practices. Identifying mental health concerns and understanding how they impact you is not always an easy task. Having the right person to support and guide is an essential piece to your healing and growth.
*Accepting new in person and/or telehealth (virtual) referrals * People choose therapy for various reasons but the goal remains the same: wanting to heal, feel better, and learn how to be mentally healthy long term. For over 10 years I have helped teens and adults achieve those results through education, mindfulness, authentic and culturally responsive communication, and various evidence based practices. Identifying mental health concerns and understanding how they impact you is not always an easy task. Having the right person to support and guide is an essential piece to your healing and growth.
(860) 390-4697 View (860) 390-4697
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Haleigh Lombardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I know how hard it is reaching out for help and I commend you for even looking! I am here for you in your time of need. I specialize in anxiety, mood disorders, family conflicts, and many more issues. I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience ranging from crisis intervention, hospital social work, school social work, and community care.
Welcome! I know how hard it is reaching out for help and I commend you for even looking! I am here for you in your time of need. I specialize in anxiety, mood disorders, family conflicts, and many more issues. I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience ranging from crisis intervention, hospital social work, school social work, and community care.
(860) 847-8927 View (860) 847-8927
Photo of Siobhan Feliciano, Licensed Professional Counselor in 06457, CT
Siobhan Feliciano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LADC
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Not accepting new clients
With over 15 years of experience in mental health and addiction counseling I have developed an eclectic therapy style that pulls components from multiple theories and best practices to suit each client's individual needs. Whether you are looking for brief solution focused therapy lasting just a few sessions or developing a long-term therapeutic relationship to tackle a variety of life interfering issues, I am here to help you achieve your goals. Contact me for an initial consultation to see if I would be a good fit for you!
With over 15 years of experience in mental health and addiction counseling I have developed an eclectic therapy style that pulls components from multiple theories and best practices to suit each client's individual needs. Whether you are looking for brief solution focused therapy lasting just a few sessions or developing a long-term therapeutic relationship to tackle a variety of life interfering issues, I am here to help you achieve your goals. Contact me for an initial consultation to see if I would be a good fit for you!
(860) 200-3979 View (860) 200-3979
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Anne St Hilarie
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
In community and with the help of those around us, we can overcome our obstacles and begin to thrive. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist focusing on addiction recovery, trauma, spirituality, and grief, I am here to join you on your journey toward healing. By building a strong and meaningful counseling relationship, we can work together to identify your goals, utilize your strengths, and forge your unique path toward change and growth. Along with my lived experience in recovery, I aim to bring a positive, warm, and non-judgmental therapeutic style to each session.
In community and with the help of those around us, we can overcome our obstacles and begin to thrive. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist focusing on addiction recovery, trauma, spirituality, and grief, I am here to join you on your journey toward healing. By building a strong and meaningful counseling relationship, we can work together to identify your goals, utilize your strengths, and forge your unique path toward change and growth. Along with my lived experience in recovery, I aim to bring a positive, warm, and non-judgmental therapeutic style to each session.
(860) 864-4288 View (860) 864-4288
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Lauren Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Life can be challenging and it can be even more difficult to identify how to make changes. I utilize an eclectic approach to guide you through your own process at your own pace. I focus on helping individuals navigate through life changes or hardships. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults. My background includes working with individuals in a variety of settings who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, substance use, family stressors, and more.
Do you find yourself feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Life can be challenging and it can be even more difficult to identify how to make changes. I utilize an eclectic approach to guide you through your own process at your own pace. I focus on helping individuals navigate through life changes or hardships. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults. My background includes working with individuals in a variety of settings who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, substance use, family stressors, and more.
(860) 407-3875 View (860) 407-3875
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Starseed Holistic Healing LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
I am a licensed clinician is the state of Connecticut with over 16 years of experience in the mental health field working with youth diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, teenagers, individuals, and families. I graduated with a masters degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. I am currently the director of a foster care program in my state or residence, and run my own practice. In addition, I have experience as a clinical supervisor and clinician in the mental health field. I believe in meeting you were you are at. You are the expert of your life and will take the lead in your transformation.
I am a licensed clinician is the state of Connecticut with over 16 years of experience in the mental health field working with youth diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, teenagers, individuals, and families. I graduated with a masters degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. I am currently the director of a foster care program in my state or residence, and run my own practice. In addition, I have experience as a clinical supervisor and clinician in the mental health field. I believe in meeting you were you are at. You are the expert of your life and will take the lead in your transformation.
(860) 390-2488 View (860) 390-2488
Photo of Ramon Estrada, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06457, CT
Ramon Estrada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
The challenges of life’s situations, the loss of a loved one, underlying trauma, mental illness, substance misuse, intimate partner violence can bring on feelings of loneliness, sadness, fear, anger, desperation, hopelessness, and grief to name a few. These emotions can at times leave us feeling “not like ourselves,” overwhelmed, and out of control, thereby, interfering with our daily lives and our ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Take a moment to imagine your life without these problems.
The challenges of life’s situations, the loss of a loved one, underlying trauma, mental illness, substance misuse, intimate partner violence can bring on feelings of loneliness, sadness, fear, anger, desperation, hopelessness, and grief to name a few. These emotions can at times leave us feeling “not like ourselves,” overwhelmed, and out of control, thereby, interfering with our daily lives and our ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Take a moment to imagine your life without these problems.
(203) 651-5784 View (203) 651-5784
Photo of Sean Macauley, Marriage & Family Therapist in 06457, CT
Sean Macauley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Relationships can be difficult - AND profoundly rewarding. My years of professional and personal experience allow me to support you in negotiating transitions, milestones, traumas and losses. I specialize in helping you balance the needs of the family with the demands of the workplace and/or schooling. My goal is to partner with you to shift your struggle as a perceived burden to struggle as an opportunity for growth. I want to empower you to love yourself and your life again and show you how much influence you have on your emotional choices. My practice is strength based with a firm emphasis on the therapist/client relationship.
Relationships can be difficult - AND profoundly rewarding. My years of professional and personal experience allow me to support you in negotiating transitions, milestones, traumas and losses. I specialize in helping you balance the needs of the family with the demands of the workplace and/or schooling. My goal is to partner with you to shift your struggle as a perceived burden to struggle as an opportunity for growth. I want to empower you to love yourself and your life again and show you how much influence you have on your emotional choices. My practice is strength based with a firm emphasis on the therapist/client relationship.
(860) 809-5694 View (860) 809-5694
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Fabiana Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
With nearly a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy, I am Fabiana Silva, a passionate and dedicated professional specializing in healing trauma. My extensive expertise spans across various therapeutic modalities, enabling me to provide comprehensive and personalized care to my clients. As a multilingual therapist fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, I am the founder of Sunrise Mental Health Services, dedicated to offering compassionate and culturally sensitive mental health support.
With nearly a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy, I am Fabiana Silva, a passionate and dedicated professional specializing in healing trauma. My extensive expertise spans across various therapeutic modalities, enabling me to provide comprehensive and personalized care to my clients. As a multilingual therapist fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, I am the founder of Sunrise Mental Health Services, dedicated to offering compassionate and culturally sensitive mental health support.
(860) 846-3728 View (860) 846-3728
Photo of Mel Foley, Licensed Professional Counselor in 06457, CT
Mel Foley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
As a strengths-based, compassion-focused, person-centered therapist, I see each client as an individual rather than a diagnosis, and strive to support them holistically using a wellness model of therapy. The beauty in therapy is that there is not a “one size fits all” approach, and as such, I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices in order to fit the unique needs of each client and the dynamics within the therapeutic relationship. I am committed to providing Health at Every Size (HAES), LGBTQ+ affirming, sex-positive, culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed care.
As a strengths-based, compassion-focused, person-centered therapist, I see each client as an individual rather than a diagnosis, and strive to support them holistically using a wellness model of therapy. The beauty in therapy is that there is not a “one size fits all” approach, and as such, I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices in order to fit the unique needs of each client and the dynamics within the therapeutic relationship. I am committed to providing Health at Every Size (HAES), LGBTQ+ affirming, sex-positive, culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed care.
(860) 846-3776 View (860) 846-3776
Photo of Catherine Stone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06457, CT
Catherine Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Waitlist for new clients
It is inevitable that life brings its share of pain and suffering. Sometimes this pain and suffering can be overwhelming and prevent us from living a meaningful and happy life. We can start feeling despair, hopeless, or stuck. Trauma, loss, mental illness, and stressful life events are just some of the complicating factors. With over 25 years of experience working in the field of mental health and wellness, I can help you work through the challenges you face and lead you to a more fulfilling life. I offer both short-term and long-term models of psychotherapy for adults and youth of all ages and walks of life.
It is inevitable that life brings its share of pain and suffering. Sometimes this pain and suffering can be overwhelming and prevent us from living a meaningful and happy life. We can start feeling despair, hopeless, or stuck. Trauma, loss, mental illness, and stressful life events are just some of the complicating factors. With over 25 years of experience working in the field of mental health and wellness, I can help you work through the challenges you face and lead you to a more fulfilling life. I offer both short-term and long-term models of psychotherapy for adults and youth of all ages and walks of life.
(860) 300-2187 View (860) 300-2187
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Brenda I Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MM, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my strengths are working with couples, individuals, families, military personnel and business professionals. I am successful treating clients who are adjusting to life transitions, work related stress, anxiety and depression. My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative holistic wellness model which highlights and builds on the clients' strengths. My philosophy is simple, I listen to what my clients are saying and then together we come up with therapeutic goals that lead to solutions. I use my education, clinical training and life experience to help clients solve very complex problems.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my strengths are working with couples, individuals, families, military personnel and business professionals. I am successful treating clients who are adjusting to life transitions, work related stress, anxiety and depression. My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative holistic wellness model which highlights and builds on the clients' strengths. My philosophy is simple, I listen to what my clients are saying and then together we come up with therapeutic goals that lead to solutions. I use my education, clinical training and life experience to help clients solve very complex problems.
(860) 513-2325 x1 View (860) 513-2325 x1
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Blossom Grove Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IMH-E
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Are you struggling with persistent worry and anxiety? Are you feeling overwhelmed and distressed? Do you find that you tend to avoid difficult situations due to fear? If you're ready to break free from old, unhealthy coping mechanisms, Blossom Grove Therapy is here for you. Our team of clinicians specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders, dedicated to assisting you in healing, reducing distress, and reclaiming the life you truly deserve. Through therapy, you can regain control of your thoughts, emotions, and life, and experience a renewed sense of self.
Welcome! Are you struggling with persistent worry and anxiety? Are you feeling overwhelmed and distressed? Do you find that you tend to avoid difficult situations due to fear? If you're ready to break free from old, unhealthy coping mechanisms, Blossom Grove Therapy is here for you. Our team of clinicians specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders, dedicated to assisting you in healing, reducing distress, and reclaiming the life you truly deserve. Through therapy, you can regain control of your thoughts, emotions, and life, and experience a renewed sense of self.
(860) 854-1684 View (860) 854-1684
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Katie McDermott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Welcome! Life is hard, support is needed. I am passionate about providing a space for individuals to explore and facilitate ways to help them reach their own self-identified goals in life. I learn so much from the individuals I see everyday and consider that a very exciting honor. It can be so interesting to learn “why we do/feel what we do”. As a therapist trained in EMDR, I'm a big believer in the need to "go back" before we can move forward in a different way. Therapy is an opportunity to begin to heal past wounds so that we can navigate life free from the negative thoughts and painful memories that can make it so difficult.
Welcome! Life is hard, support is needed. I am passionate about providing a space for individuals to explore and facilitate ways to help them reach their own self-identified goals in life. I learn so much from the individuals I see everyday and consider that a very exciting honor. It can be so interesting to learn “why we do/feel what we do”. As a therapist trained in EMDR, I'm a big believer in the need to "go back" before we can move forward in a different way. Therapy is an opportunity to begin to heal past wounds so that we can navigate life free from the negative thoughts and painful memories that can make it so difficult.
(860) 200-3445 View (860) 200-3445
Photo of Krystal Moon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06457, CT
Krystal Moon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Middletown counseling is taking new telehealth clients! I've had the pleasure of working with people of all ages who have struggled with various life stressors. Whether it's experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, grief, relationship issues, or family conflict, I would like to help you find a way through. My approach is interactive & collaborative with you. I believe the best therapeutic relationship is built upon mutual respect, honesty, and a common desire to help you reach your goals. My approach is based upon the belief that our strengths are the foundation on our path to wellness.
Middletown counseling is taking new telehealth clients! I've had the pleasure of working with people of all ages who have struggled with various life stressors. Whether it's experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, grief, relationship issues, or family conflict, I would like to help you find a way through. My approach is interactive & collaborative with you. I believe the best therapeutic relationship is built upon mutual respect, honesty, and a common desire to help you reach your goals. My approach is based upon the belief that our strengths are the foundation on our path to wellness.
(860) 650-1949 View (860) 650-1949
Photo of Gregory Vaughn Besek in 06457, CT
Gregory Vaughn Besek
CH
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
There is an old saying: "Never give a sword to a person who can't dance". This wisdom speaks directly to minds that are stuck and cannot move rhythmically but are bound to fear, anxiety and neglect. When our minds become inflexible, we cut ourselves away from our intuitive self, causing suffering and pain. Only with the experience of standing unbiased and naked in "another's shoes" can we really know we are clear and authentic. When we become authentic, we receive confidence. Confidence begets creativity and with creativity we discover our life.
There is an old saying: "Never give a sword to a person who can't dance". This wisdom speaks directly to minds that are stuck and cannot move rhythmically but are bound to fear, anxiety and neglect. When our minds become inflexible, we cut ourselves away from our intuitive self, causing suffering and pain. Only with the experience of standing unbiased and naked in "another's shoes" can we really know we are clear and authentic. When we become authentic, we receive confidence. Confidence begets creativity and with creativity we discover our life.
(860) 331-8106 View (860) 331-8106
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Flo Focus Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Living with trauma symptoms can be challenging for everyday people—like yourself. Trauma is any negative or scary event that can disrupt your daily life. Challenges can be overwhelming feelings of anxiety, moodiness, or grief. Others can experiences repeated memories or dreams that disrupt sleep and even a loss of appetite. Surprisingly, most people may not be aware that they are sensitive or triggered by everyday sounds such as a sirens or alarms. Having these experiences are tough! Trying to cope with trauma daily can also cause headaches, nausea, and chest pain.
Living with trauma symptoms can be challenging for everyday people—like yourself. Trauma is any negative or scary event that can disrupt your daily life. Challenges can be overwhelming feelings of anxiety, moodiness, or grief. Others can experiences repeated memories or dreams that disrupt sleep and even a loss of appetite. Surprisingly, most people may not be aware that they are sensitive or triggered by everyday sounds such as a sirens or alarms. Having these experiences are tough! Trying to cope with trauma daily can also cause headaches, nausea, and chest pain.
(860) 813-2835 View (860) 813-2835
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Viv Torres-Calcagno
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
I’m Viviana Torres-Calcagno, a licensed Art Therapist, Professional Counselor and artist. Whether you are looking to process, heal and move through trauma, regulate your nervous system, work through grief, life transitions, or relationship problems, or slow down, connect to nature, and find your soul’s sacred purpose, I feel passionate about working with you from a wholistic, humanistic, and strength-based approach to help you build the tools and skills to live a more nourishing life that is more in alignment with your true self.
I’m Viviana Torres-Calcagno, a licensed Art Therapist, Professional Counselor and artist. Whether you are looking to process, heal and move through trauma, regulate your nervous system, work through grief, life transitions, or relationship problems, or slow down, connect to nature, and find your soul’s sacred purpose, I feel passionate about working with you from a wholistic, humanistic, and strength-based approach to help you build the tools and skills to live a more nourishing life that is more in alignment with your true self.
(860) 580-5349 View (860) 580-5349
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Darlene Shuff Porter
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC, MAC
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
If you are struggling with a substance abuse problem and experiencing difficulty in making the decision to stop using drugs/alcohol, well struggle no more. Today can be the beginning of a new life for you without the use of any mind-altering substances. I will work with you in a safe, confidential and supportive environment to bring about change and establish goals that you believe are achievable by meeting you where you are in your individual journey towards recovery and wellness.
If you are struggling with a substance abuse problem and experiencing difficulty in making the decision to stop using drugs/alcohol, well struggle no more. Today can be the beginning of a new life for you without the use of any mind-altering substances. I will work with you in a safe, confidential and supportive environment to bring about change and establish goals that you believe are achievable by meeting you where you are in your individual journey towards recovery and wellness.
(860) 756-5265 View (860) 756-5265
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Maegan Glover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
I’m Maegan, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in navigating life transitions, emotion regulation challenges, and helping folks cultivate their sense of self worth. In addition to these specialties, I am also passionate about helping teens and young adults thrive and cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, learning to feel empowered, communication struggles, self-harm, relationship issues, improving self-love and more. I incorporate a variety of evidence-based practices into my therapeutic approach including CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
I’m Maegan, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in navigating life transitions, emotion regulation challenges, and helping folks cultivate their sense of self worth. In addition to these specialties, I am also passionate about helping teens and young adults thrive and cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, learning to feel empowered, communication struggles, self-harm, relationship issues, improving self-love and more. I incorporate a variety of evidence-based practices into my therapeutic approach including CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(860) 579-1318 View (860) 579-1318

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 06457

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 06457 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Cigna and Evernorth
72% Husky | CT BHP
70% Aetna

How Therapists in 06457 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 06457?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.