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Kristin Cizek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738  (Online Only)
My mission is to establish a safe and welcoming space in order to create a comfortable, trusting environment. I am very passionate about encouraging self-awareness and personal growth in order to assist and empower clients in identifying goals, overcoming challenges and achieving their full potential. I believe that each and every client is different and requires individual assessment. Working to build an atmosphere centered in trust and respect, I work diligently to construct and engage comprehensive treatments aimed toward building clients’ self-esteem, bolstering their empowerment and improving their overall quality of life.
My mission is to establish a safe and welcoming space in order to create a comfortable, trusting environment. I am very passionate about encouraging self-awareness and personal growth in order to assist and empower clients in identifying goals, overcoming challenges and achieving their full potential. I believe that each and every client is different and requires individual assessment. Working to build an atmosphere centered in trust and respect, I work diligently to construct and engage comprehensive treatments aimed toward building clients’ self-esteem, bolstering their empowerment and improving their overall quality of life.
(732) 860-1174 View (732) 860-1174
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Nicole Mendicino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mantoloking, NJ 08738  (Online Only)
It's nice to meet you! Does your mind ever get the better of you? Are your thoughts so consuming that you can't seem to slow them down? Are you feeling unsettled, tense, or like you've lost yourself? You may be experiencing the unwanted effects of anxiety, chronic pain, or ongoing distress. These can feel debilitating when we do not know what to do with it all. Collaboratively, let's work towards reclaiming the life you truly deserve! To learn more about my practice, please view my website at wholeheartedcnslng.com
It's nice to meet you! Does your mind ever get the better of you? Are your thoughts so consuming that you can't seem to slow them down? Are you feeling unsettled, tense, or like you've lost yourself? You may be experiencing the unwanted effects of anxiety, chronic pain, or ongoing distress. These can feel debilitating when we do not know what to do with it all. Collaboratively, let's work towards reclaiming the life you truly deserve! To learn more about my practice, please view my website at wholeheartedcnslng.com
(973) 671-3048 View (973) 671-3048
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Kimberly Fazzini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Kimberly Fazzini is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and her Bachelor's Degree in Public Health from The Bloustein School at Rutgers University. Kimberly is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA).
Kimberly Fazzini is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and her Bachelor's Degree in Public Health from The Bloustein School at Rutgers University. Kimberly is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA).
(732) 648-2336 View (732) 648-2336
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Linda Sykes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Linda is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals as they navigate life's challenges associated with the broad spectrum of mental health, including, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues and substance abuse, among other disorders. She has been in practice for more than 12 years of clinical experience in both in-patient and out-patient levels of care. Dedicated to applying a person-centered approach and empathetic listening for those who seek and believe in the guidance and direction needed for effective and healthy change.
Linda is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals as they navigate life's challenges associated with the broad spectrum of mental health, including, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues and substance abuse, among other disorders. She has been in practice for more than 12 years of clinical experience in both in-patient and out-patient levels of care. Dedicated to applying a person-centered approach and empathetic listening for those who seek and believe in the guidance and direction needed for effective and healthy change.
(908) 529-0048 View (908) 529-0048
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Phoebe King
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Phoebe King is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2007. Phoebe is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Phoebe integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, Phoebe works with individual, couples, and families to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Phoebe King is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2007. Phoebe is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Phoebe integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, Phoebe works with individual, couples, and families to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(908) 224-7932 View (908) 224-7932
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Leo Beyda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Leo Beyda is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. He has two Master’s degrees, one in educational leadership and the other in clinical counseling. He also has two professional licenses: one as an LPC and the other as an LCADC (licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor). As a mental health therapist, Leo’s primary goal is to help his clients achieve greater levels of mental and emotional well-being. To do this, he works collaboratively with his clients to understand their unique challenges and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their individual needs and goals.
Leo Beyda is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. He has two Master’s degrees, one in educational leadership and the other in clinical counseling. He also has two professional licenses: one as an LPC and the other as an LCADC (licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor). As a mental health therapist, Leo’s primary goal is to help his clients achieve greater levels of mental and emotional well-being. To do this, he works collaboratively with his clients to understand their unique challenges and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their individual needs and goals.
(732) 647-9139 View (732) 647-9139
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Jeri Mentor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Jeri Mentor, LPC, LCADC, NCC Life can be challenging. Sometimes it does not go the way we plan it and other times changes occur leaving us to feel helpless, hopeless and disempowering. However, seeking help is empowering. Whether you are experiencing depressive symptoms, substance use, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, or just feeling stuck; you have made the right decision to end the cycle. By ending the cycle, you will find you, your identity and your purpose. My goal in therapy is to establish a rapport and connect with you. Once established, it will be easier to identify triggers that led to these symptoms.
Jeri Mentor, LPC, LCADC, NCC Life can be challenging. Sometimes it does not go the way we plan it and other times changes occur leaving us to feel helpless, hopeless and disempowering. However, seeking help is empowering. Whether you are experiencing depressive symptoms, substance use, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, or just feeling stuck; you have made the right decision to end the cycle. By ending the cycle, you will find you, your identity and your purpose. My goal in therapy is to establish a rapport and connect with you. Once established, it will be easier to identify triggers that led to these symptoms.
(732) 704-6910 View (732) 704-6910
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Marc Wax
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Education: I earned my B.A. from the Talmudic University of Florida with a major in Talmudic Law. I went on to pursue my Master's Degree at Bellevue University, Bellevue Nebraska, in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, where I earned my Master's in Clinical Counseling. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor.
Education: I earned my B.A. from the Talmudic University of Florida with a major in Talmudic Law. I went on to pursue my Master's Degree at Bellevue University, Bellevue Nebraska, in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, where I earned my Master's in Clinical Counseling. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor.
(908) 747-1497 View (908) 747-1497
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Jessica Llamas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Jessica Llamas Zielenski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a master degree from Rutgers University. She has been in practice for more than 25+ years. She is passionate about working together with her clients. She believes that everyone works hard in finding who they truly need to be. Her goal is simply: Help bring change to Live Life to the fullest while working through personal obstacles, managing day to day stressors that may hinder the ability to function. Jessica works with children as young as 3, their families as well as working with individual adults and couples.
Jessica Llamas Zielenski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a master degree from Rutgers University. She has been in practice for more than 25+ years. She is passionate about working together with her clients. She believes that everyone works hard in finding who they truly need to be. Her goal is simply: Help bring change to Live Life to the fullest while working through personal obstacles, managing day to day stressors that may hinder the ability to function. Jessica works with children as young as 3, their families as well as working with individual adults and couples.
(732) 641-6276 View (732) 641-6276
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Lynn Perotti
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Lynn Perotti is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. She earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Rider University and her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Georgian Court University. Lynn has been working within numerous levels of care working with adults, adolescents, and children. Lynn specializes in working with clients that are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorders, Trauma, and Interpersonal relationships. By using a combination of evidence-based approaches, Lynn can help you develop strategies for each unique individual.
Lynn Perotti is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. She earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Rider University and her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Georgian Court University. Lynn has been working within numerous levels of care working with adults, adolescents, and children. Lynn specializes in working with clients that are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorders, Trauma, and Interpersonal relationships. By using a combination of evidence-based approaches, Lynn can help you develop strategies for each unique individual.
(732) 785-4746 View (732) 785-4746
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Van Venokur
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Van Venokur is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. Life has recently shown Van that curveballs are bound to happen with no warning whatsoever. COVID-19 was a clear example of that. These past years have shown Van just how quickly life can be derailed and how pivotal it is for mental health professionals like him to exist. Van has spent the last year working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, biomedical issues, their various relationships, traumas from the past and present, family matters, asexuality, sex addiction, and substance use.
Van Venokur is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. Life has recently shown Van that curveballs are bound to happen with no warning whatsoever. COVID-19 was a clear example of that. These past years have shown Van just how quickly life can be derailed and how pivotal it is for mental health professionals like him to exist. Van has spent the last year working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, biomedical issues, their various relationships, traumas from the past and present, family matters, asexuality, sex addiction, and substance use.
(732) 242-3400 View (732) 242-3400
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William Salzer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Bill Salzer is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2015. He graduated from Georgian Court University/Lakwood, NJ with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializing in Marriage and Family Counseling. Bill believes in providing a relaxed, safe and trusting environment while utilizing interventions styled to the patient's own unique personality. His main areas of focus include marriage/family, anxiety and OCD. In his spare time, Bill enjoys running, playing/coaching soccer and spending time with family and friends.
Bill Salzer is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2015. He graduated from Georgian Court University/Lakwood, NJ with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializing in Marriage and Family Counseling. Bill believes in providing a relaxed, safe and trusting environment while utilizing interventions styled to the patient's own unique personality. His main areas of focus include marriage/family, anxiety and OCD. In his spare time, Bill enjoys running, playing/coaching soccer and spending time with family and friends.
(908) 975-1307 View (908) 975-1307
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Micaela DeFelice
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Micaela DeFelice is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who joined the LifeStance team in 2024. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgian Court University. Micaela tailors her therapeutic approach to each client’s unique needs, drawing from a wide variety of techniques which she hopes will continually grow. Micaela creates a safe and supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts and emotions freely, while also emphasizing their autonomy as the experts of their own lives.
Micaela DeFelice is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who joined the LifeStance team in 2024. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgian Court University. Micaela tailors her therapeutic approach to each client’s unique needs, drawing from a wide variety of techniques which she hopes will continually grow. Micaela creates a safe and supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts and emotions freely, while also emphasizing their autonomy as the experts of their own lives.
(732) 466-6575 View (732) 466-6575
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Candice Ferretti
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Candice Ferretti is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Using a person-centered approach, the goal of Candice's practice is to give clients the time and space they need to establish and reach personal goals. The purpose of therapy is to facilitate change in areas of life which are causing internal discord. Achieving congruence with who you are as a person, both inside and out, can bring about joy, inner peace, and the desire to live a life you feel is worth living.
Candice Ferretti is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Using a person-centered approach, the goal of Candice's practice is to give clients the time and space they need to establish and reach personal goals. The purpose of therapy is to facilitate change in areas of life which are causing internal discord. Achieving congruence with who you are as a person, both inside and out, can bring about joy, inner peace, and the desire to live a life you feel is worth living.
(732) 941-5971 View (732) 941-5971
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Magdalena Bania
Marriage & Family Therapist, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Coming from a marriage and family therapy training background, I tend to view client issues from a systemic and trauma informed lens. I am passionate about helping you learn how to manage your current stressors, process past trauma and give you the tools you will need to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. I want to help you grow and maybe even elevate your self esteem along the way! I guarantee that you will leave my office feeling at least 1 % better if not more! I like to challenge my clients with self reflective questions, while also being sensitive to their trauma, by going at their pace.
Coming from a marriage and family therapy training background, I tend to view client issues from a systemic and trauma informed lens. I am passionate about helping you learn how to manage your current stressors, process past trauma and give you the tools you will need to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. I want to help you grow and maybe even elevate your self esteem along the way! I guarantee that you will leave my office feeling at least 1 % better if not more! I like to challenge my clients with self reflective questions, while also being sensitive to their trauma, by going at their pace.
(848) 361-3121 View (848) 361-3121
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Kellie Murawski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Kellie Murawski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. Kellie is committed to treating individuals and families. Her professional interests include treating children, adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults struggling with life transitions, co-parenting, family of origin dysfunction, self-compassion, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Kellie uses a holistic and client-centered approach to collaboratively design and guide the therapeutic experience.
Kellie Murawski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. Kellie is committed to treating individuals and families. Her professional interests include treating children, adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults struggling with life transitions, co-parenting, family of origin dysfunction, self-compassion, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Kellie uses a holistic and client-centered approach to collaboratively design and guide the therapeutic experience.
(732) 365-0396 View (732) 365-0396
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Nicole Komenda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
I am licensed in New Jersey with 12 years of work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My pronouns are she and her and I would be more than happy to call you by whatever pronouns refer, your legal name, or the names would like to be called other than your (dead) name.
I am licensed in New Jersey with 12 years of work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My pronouns are she and her and I would be more than happy to call you by whatever pronouns refer, your legal name, or the names would like to be called other than your (dead) name.
(732) 355-3825 View (732) 355-3825
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Tara Ely
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Tara believes that empathy, support, trust, and compassion are all parts that are vital for productive therapy. With active listening I am able to help my clients gain awareness of what their struggles might be. My goal is to assist in the development of coping skills in order for healing and transformation to take place. Taking the first step could be the best step. Allow yourself the opportunity to be the authentic person you were born to be. Therapy can be one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. Clinical services in New Jersey are provided by New Jersey Behavioral Health PLLC.
Tara believes that empathy, support, trust, and compassion are all parts that are vital for productive therapy. With active listening I am able to help my clients gain awareness of what their struggles might be. My goal is to assist in the development of coping skills in order for healing and transformation to take place. Taking the first step could be the best step. Allow yourself the opportunity to be the authentic person you were born to be. Therapy can be one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. Clinical services in New Jersey are provided by New Jersey Behavioral Health PLLC.
(908) 916-3142 View (908) 916-3142
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Daphne Camille
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Sometimes we have thoughts, feelings or experienced things that we don't know how to handle, or where to even start. This feeling is more common than most of us think and has been my drive into becoming a helping professional. I earned my bachelor's in Psychology and minored in Criminal Justice from Caldwell University. I then went on to earn my Master's of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgian Court University. I have experience working in a partial care setting for individuals with persistent mental health and co-occurring disorders, in which I ran various groups and met with individual clients.
Sometimes we have thoughts, feelings or experienced things that we don't know how to handle, or where to even start. This feeling is more common than most of us think and has been my drive into becoming a helping professional. I earned my bachelor's in Psychology and minored in Criminal Justice from Caldwell University. I then went on to earn my Master's of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgian Court University. I have experience working in a partial care setting for individuals with persistent mental health and co-occurring disorders, in which I ran various groups and met with individual clients.
(908) 540-6146 View (908) 540-6146
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Christine Jost
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
Christine Jost is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey with more than ten years of experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from Georgia Southern University, a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University, and a Substance Awareness Coordinator Certificate from Georgian Court University. Christine believes in a client-centered, eclectic, integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health and treatment planning.
Christine Jost is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey with more than ten years of experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from Georgia Southern University, a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University, and a Substance Awareness Coordinator Certificate from Georgian Court University. Christine believes in a client-centered, eclectic, integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health and treatment planning.
(732) 853-0397 View (732) 853-0397

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08738

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 08738 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
95% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions
60% Grief
60% Bipolar Disorder
55% Alcohol Use

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
89% BlueCross and BlueShield
89% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 08738 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08738?

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.