Photo of Jayta C Szpitalak, Counselor in 10282, NY
Jayta C Szpitalak
Counselor, LMHC, 200 RYT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, not entirely yourself, or a bit down? I'm here to help. I'm a New York-based psychotherapist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nutritional Psychology, Mindfulness, and Neuroplasticity. Utilizing an integrative approach to wellness, I am eager to help people improve their mental & physical well-being. I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to grow, overcome various challenges in their unique situations, and heal. We will work collaboratively during therapy, harnessing evidence-based strategies to achieve balance and equanimity.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, not entirely yourself, or a bit down? I'm here to help. I'm a New York-based psychotherapist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nutritional Psychology, Mindfulness, and Neuroplasticity. Utilizing an integrative approach to wellness, I am eager to help people improve their mental & physical well-being. I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to grow, overcome various challenges in their unique situations, and heal. We will work collaboratively during therapy, harnessing evidence-based strategies to achieve balance and equanimity.
(347) 493-2275 View (347) 493-2275
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Priscilla Chin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
You’re realizing the past still hurts. Painful experiences in your childhood colored your inner world gray... Lingering wounds like childhood trauma, narcissistic parents, enmeshment in your family, and betrayal trauma impact how you see yourself and interact with others. You want to break free of old pain but don’t know where to start. You are not alone. Many high functioning adults deal with the hidden aftereffects of dysfunction in their family of origin. They inhabit roles of perfectionist, people-pleaser, or high achiever attempting to compensate for deeply internalized self-blame, shame, or inadequacy.
You’re realizing the past still hurts. Painful experiences in your childhood colored your inner world gray... Lingering wounds like childhood trauma, narcissistic parents, enmeshment in your family, and betrayal trauma impact how you see yourself and interact with others. You want to break free of old pain but don’t know where to start. You are not alone. Many high functioning adults deal with the hidden aftereffects of dysfunction in their family of origin. They inhabit roles of perfectionist, people-pleaser, or high achiever attempting to compensate for deeply internalized self-blame, shame, or inadequacy.
(347) 685-6663 View (347) 685-6663
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Ahana Appiah
MHC-LP, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282
Navigating life can be overwhelming, leaving us feeling frustrated, confused, hopeless, and anxious. While the struggle is universal, it can deeply impact our sense of self, relationships, functionality, health, and well-being. As a mental health counselor Ahana believes that everyone has the innate capacity for growth and healing– we might, however, need some help in maximizing this potential. She thus sees her role as that of a catalyst, supporting you in the development of more authentic and satisfying ways of being in crucial aspects of life like relationships, work/school, and personal wellness.
Navigating life can be overwhelming, leaving us feeling frustrated, confused, hopeless, and anxious. While the struggle is universal, it can deeply impact our sense of self, relationships, functionality, health, and well-being. As a mental health counselor Ahana believes that everyone has the innate capacity for growth and healing– we might, however, need some help in maximizing this potential. She thus sees her role as that of a catalyst, supporting you in the development of more authentic and satisfying ways of being in crucial aspects of life like relationships, work/school, and personal wellness.
(929) 357-1663 View (929) 357-1663
Photo of Amita K. Patel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10282, NY
Amita K. Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10282
Living in New York City can often feel like a balancing act with no end in sight. We aspire to have the best career, partner, family, and friends, all while silencing the part of us that questions our choices and whether we really measure up. As obligations continue to grow, it can be hard to find the energy and motivation to do the things we have to do without sacrificing the things we want to do. That’s where I come in. I can help you to define and break through the barriers that block you from being yourself. I strive to provide a culturally sensitive environment where you can explore their relationships, careers, and identity.
Living in New York City can often feel like a balancing act with no end in sight. We aspire to have the best career, partner, family, and friends, all while silencing the part of us that questions our choices and whether we really measure up. As obligations continue to grow, it can be hard to find the energy and motivation to do the things we have to do without sacrificing the things we want to do. That’s where I come in. I can help you to define and break through the barriers that block you from being yourself. I strive to provide a culturally sensitive environment where you can explore their relationships, careers, and identity.
(646) 969-9095 View (646) 969-9095
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Dr. Huong Diep
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a highly trained and emotionally attuned therapist who can help you understand the inner workings of your brain and emotions? Are you are feeling stuck and despite being insightful and intelligent; you just can't seem to "figure it out" on your own? If you are ready to stop the self-defeating cycle of negative thoughts (e.g. "What's wrong with me? Why am I this way?"), anxious and sad feelings, and poor coping behaviors (e.g. over-working, perfectionism, procrastination); please reach out to me. Let's brainstorm ways to help you regain control over your life and feel safe in your body again.
Are you looking for a highly trained and emotionally attuned therapist who can help you understand the inner workings of your brain and emotions? Are you are feeling stuck and despite being insightful and intelligent; you just can't seem to "figure it out" on your own? If you are ready to stop the self-defeating cycle of negative thoughts (e.g. "What's wrong with me? Why am I this way?"), anxious and sad feelings, and poor coping behaviors (e.g. over-working, perfectionism, procrastination); please reach out to me. Let's brainstorm ways to help you regain control over your life and feel safe in your body again.
(858) 500-3826 View (858) 500-3826
Photo of Jade Sorensen, Mental Health Counselor in 10282, NY
Jade Sorensen
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
Asking for help or seeking therapy can be challenging, but I am here to provide you the support you need on your journey. Together, we can work on achieving your goals in a safe and secure space. I completely understand it can be tough to find balance and inner peace in today's world. But please know that you are not alone in this struggle. Together, we can explore ways to navigate through the challenges and find the healing that you deserve.
Asking for help or seeking therapy can be challenging, but I am here to provide you the support you need on your journey. Together, we can work on achieving your goals in a safe and secure space. I completely understand it can be tough to find balance and inner peace in today's world. But please know that you are not alone in this struggle. Together, we can explore ways to navigate through the challenges and find the healing that you deserve.
(315) 897-1949 View (315) 897-1949
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Brianna Makówka | Sex Therapist And Relationship Expert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Reclaim joy and intimacy in the hustle of NYC. Are you grappling with prolonged life imbalance, leading to increased anger, resentment, and isolation? As a dynamic individual or power couple navigating high-powered careers, you might find yourself dismissing needs and neglecting relationships. The toll on your physical, emotional, mental, and sexual well-being can be overwhelming. It's time to break free from the city grind, foster deeper connections, and embrace transformative intimacy. If you're seeking a solution tailored to your fast-paced New York life, sex-positive and kink-affirming therapy with me could be the key.
Reclaim joy and intimacy in the hustle of NYC. Are you grappling with prolonged life imbalance, leading to increased anger, resentment, and isolation? As a dynamic individual or power couple navigating high-powered careers, you might find yourself dismissing needs and neglecting relationships. The toll on your physical, emotional, mental, and sexual well-being can be overwhelming. It's time to break free from the city grind, foster deeper connections, and embrace transformative intimacy. If you're seeking a solution tailored to your fast-paced New York life, sex-positive and kink-affirming therapy with me could be the key.
(646) 846-2095 View (646) 846-2095
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Claudine Marcia Richard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
Are you feeling off these days? Are there things in your life that are causing dysfunction? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe it's time to learn how to better manage the parts of your life that are causing dysfunction. The only way past any difficulty in life is to go through it which can be intimidating, but you do not need to do it alone. I am here for you! My name is Dr. Claudine Richard, and I am a licensed psychotherapist and board-certified sex therapist with over 20 years’ experience helping individuals/ couples/ families overcome difficulties, achieve desired outcomes, and make lasting life changes.
Are you feeling off these days? Are there things in your life that are causing dysfunction? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe it's time to learn how to better manage the parts of your life that are causing dysfunction. The only way past any difficulty in life is to go through it which can be intimidating, but you do not need to do it alone. I am here for you! My name is Dr. Claudine Richard, and I am a licensed psychotherapist and board-certified sex therapist with over 20 years’ experience helping individuals/ couples/ families overcome difficulties, achieve desired outcomes, and make lasting life changes.
(347) 704-0612 View (347) 704-0612
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Tenzin Palbar
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282
Tenzin Palbar (He/Him) is a psychotherapist who is passionate about social justice, community service and systems thinking. He is grounded, thoughtful, ethical, and culturally informed and has deep experience providing therapy to individuals (7-85), couples, families and divorced co-parents. His clinical expertise spans diverse races, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation and immigration status.
Tenzin Palbar (He/Him) is a psychotherapist who is passionate about social justice, community service and systems thinking. He is grounded, thoughtful, ethical, and culturally informed and has deep experience providing therapy to individuals (7-85), couples, families and divorced co-parents. His clinical expertise spans diverse races, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation and immigration status.
(929) 605-4934 View (929) 605-4934
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Emily R Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282
Welcome! I work with individuals, couples, and families with the understanding that most issues people face are relational and that healing comes from connection. I have expertise in C-PTSD, unconventional relationship structures, all stages of parenting including adult children, and climate anxiety and grief. I draw from multiple models: Emotionally Focused, Narrative, Mindfulness, Somatic, and Improv, with a sensitivity to multicultural backgrounds. I’m an actively engaged, compassionate therapist who’s fond of the saying, “People who laugh together, last together.” Upcoming groups: Improv for Couples; Mothers of Adult Children.
Welcome! I work with individuals, couples, and families with the understanding that most issues people face are relational and that healing comes from connection. I have expertise in C-PTSD, unconventional relationship structures, all stages of parenting including adult children, and climate anxiety and grief. I draw from multiple models: Emotionally Focused, Narrative, Mindfulness, Somatic, and Improv, with a sensitivity to multicultural backgrounds. I’m an actively engaged, compassionate therapist who’s fond of the saying, “People who laugh together, last together.” Upcoming groups: Improv for Couples; Mothers of Adult Children.
(760) 550-9020 View (760) 550-9020
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Sean Citterio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are struggling with issues related to your relationship, marriage, dating, or military and veteran experiences, lets chat and see whether my relaxed therapeutic style can help you get to where you want to be in life. Perhaps you've questioned the value in seeing a therapist? I have over 9 years experience in the hospital setting providing therapy to medical doctors and patients, specifically helping many individuals seeing a therapist for the first time feel more comfortable to talk about and address their mental health needs.
If you are struggling with issues related to your relationship, marriage, dating, or military and veteran experiences, lets chat and see whether my relaxed therapeutic style can help you get to where you want to be in life. Perhaps you've questioned the value in seeing a therapist? I have over 9 years experience in the hospital setting providing therapy to medical doctors and patients, specifically helping many individuals seeing a therapist for the first time feel more comfortable to talk about and address their mental health needs.
(845) 328-5663 View (845) 328-5663
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Jennifer Budhan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
Jennifer specializes in enhancing teens & adults interpersonal relationships, improving satisfaction and thereby quality of life. She excels when working with clients who acknowledge their obstacles and are motivated to enact change. Jennifer offers guidance to individuals who are clear about the challenges they're facing and are committed to taking actionable steps towards change. Her approach caters to individuals seeking improvement in their relationships (platonic, romantic, or professional), whether they're experiencing recurring communication issues, feelings of disconnection and resentment, or a desire for deeper connections.
Jennifer specializes in enhancing teens & adults interpersonal relationships, improving satisfaction and thereby quality of life. She excels when working with clients who acknowledge their obstacles and are motivated to enact change. Jennifer offers guidance to individuals who are clear about the challenges they're facing and are committed to taking actionable steps towards change. Her approach caters to individuals seeking improvement in their relationships (platonic, romantic, or professional), whether they're experiencing recurring communication issues, feelings of disconnection and resentment, or a desire for deeper connections.
(929) 284-2629 View (929) 284-2629
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Linda Garcia-Rose & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282
We are a Practice of 6 highly talented Psychotherapists. We believe in real, practical Transformative Psychotherapy focusing on more than just symptoms, helping each client live his/her happiest life through Positive Psychology. We use Mindfulness Techniques to help understand your thoughts and feelings and how these manifest in your body: yesterday, today and projecting into the future. Our team has deep training and experience in a wide range of specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Eating Disorders, Panic Attacks, Sex Therapy, Bio Feedback, Chronic Pain, IVF/Surrogacy, Spirituality, LGBTQA, Death/Dying/Hospice, and Business Coaching. We work with Children, Couples, Individuals and Families.
We are a Practice of 6 highly talented Psychotherapists. We believe in real, practical Transformative Psychotherapy focusing on more than just symptoms, helping each client live his/her happiest life through Positive Psychology. We use Mindfulness Techniques to help understand your thoughts and feelings and how these manifest in your body: yesterday, today and projecting into the future. Our team has deep training and experience in a wide range of specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Eating Disorders, Panic Attacks, Sex Therapy, Bio Feedback, Chronic Pain, IVF/Surrogacy, Spirituality, LGBTQA, Death/Dying/Hospice, and Business Coaching. We work with Children, Couples, Individuals and Families.
(212) 566-5373 View (212) 566-5373
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Sheila Arias
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
Are you a first-gen immigrant seeking compassionate guidance? Want a therapist who understands cultural integration, family dynamics, and relationship struggles? Seeking a safe space for growth and healing with empathy? Ready to foster resilience? I'm an Afro-Latina bilingual Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in supporting first-gen immigrants. Drawing from my own immigrant experience, I offer a unique perspective integrating empathy and cultural sensitivity. Let's explore your journey towards resilience and connection together.
Are you a first-gen immigrant seeking compassionate guidance? Want a therapist who understands cultural integration, family dynamics, and relationship struggles? Seeking a safe space for growth and healing with empathy? Ready to foster resilience? I'm an Afro-Latina bilingual Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in supporting first-gen immigrants. Drawing from my own immigrant experience, I offer a unique perspective integrating empathy and cultural sensitivity. Let's explore your journey towards resilience and connection together.
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Annemarie Parry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282  (Online Only)
I utilize a holistic approach to therapy, working with you to find the best method for you. Together we can build your coping skills, navigate a transitional period in your life, increase your emotional resilience, process your grief, and improve your sense of self. I appreciate and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and the path each of us has taken to get to where we are today.
I utilize a holistic approach to therapy, working with you to find the best method for you. Together we can build your coping skills, navigate a transitional period in your life, increase your emotional resilience, process your grief, and improve your sense of self. I appreciate and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and the path each of us has taken to get to where we are today.
(585) 597-7303 View (585) 597-7303
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Fonda Tokushige
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282
I specialize in treating adults with: Relationship & Couples Issues, Trauma and PTSD, and Mood & Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Our emotions and feelings take a toll when they go unaddressed, affecting our relationships, self-worth and general life satisfaction. So often, these emotional problems stem from our family-of-origin and intergenerational traumas & wounds. While we can feel that something is wrong, the path to healing, recovery and health can feel messy and out-of-reach. Our feelings are not a reflection of reality because we can experience freedom from the dysfunctional patterns in our lives.
I specialize in treating adults with: Relationship & Couples Issues, Trauma and PTSD, and Mood & Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Our emotions and feelings take a toll when they go unaddressed, affecting our relationships, self-worth and general life satisfaction. So often, these emotional problems stem from our family-of-origin and intergenerational traumas & wounds. While we can feel that something is wrong, the path to healing, recovery and health can feel messy and out-of-reach. Our feelings are not a reflection of reality because we can experience freedom from the dysfunctional patterns in our lives.
(213) 297-2275 View (213) 297-2275
Photo of Mary Ann Drury, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10282, NY
Mary Ann Drury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282
I am a seasoned psychotherapist and business coach with over 20+ years helping clients improve their personal, interpersonal and professional lives. My psychotherapy practice is ideal for those interested in overcoming psychological and emotional obstacles that cause unnecessary suffering, create confusion, and lead to an absence of purpose, energy and excitement in life.
I am a seasoned psychotherapist and business coach with over 20+ years helping clients improve their personal, interpersonal and professional lives. My psychotherapy practice is ideal for those interested in overcoming psychological and emotional obstacles that cause unnecessary suffering, create confusion, and lead to an absence of purpose, energy and excitement in life.
(646) 759-9973 View (646) 759-9973
Photo of Matt Lundquist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10282, NY
Matt Lundquist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSEd
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282
Therapy that doesn't suck? You're not broken and you don't need to be fixed. Sure, finding a therapist is hard, but someone who appreciates that is just the beginning. I'm a Columbia-trained, holistic and non-diagnostic therapist and I work well with those who are suspicious of therapist, prefer to avoid medication, or want to avoid a cookie-cutter approach. I don't start with labeling or plugging you into a preexisting program. I won't put you in a diagnostic box or sit passively while you do all the work.
Therapy that doesn't suck? You're not broken and you don't need to be fixed. Sure, finding a therapist is hard, but someone who appreciates that is just the beginning. I'm a Columbia-trained, holistic and non-diagnostic therapist and I work well with those who are suspicious of therapist, prefer to avoid medication, or want to avoid a cookie-cutter approach. I don't start with labeling or plugging you into a preexisting program. I won't put you in a diagnostic box or sit passively while you do all the work.
(646) 351-1728 View (646) 351-1728
Photo of Dr. Laura Price at J&L Psychology Group, Psychologist in 10282, NY
Dr. Laura Price at J&L Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10282
If you are having trouble managing roller-coaster emotions or simply "numbing out," are finding it difficult to communicate with loved ones, or maybe are feeling stuck in your job, you've scrolled to the right place. J&L Psychology, the group practice I cofounded with Dr. Jennifer Newman, currently offers video and in-person sessions through which to explore your avenues of change or to find inner peace. Allow the J&L team of highly trained and welcoming clinicians to help you with your first healing steps. Please stop by our website to learn more about our practice: https://www.jandlpsychology.com.
If you are having trouble managing roller-coaster emotions or simply "numbing out," are finding it difficult to communicate with loved ones, or maybe are feeling stuck in your job, you've scrolled to the right place. J&L Psychology, the group practice I cofounded with Dr. Jennifer Newman, currently offers video and in-person sessions through which to explore your avenues of change or to find inner peace. Allow the J&L team of highly trained and welcoming clinicians to help you with your first healing steps. Please stop by our website to learn more about our practice: https://www.jandlpsychology.com.
(646) 576-7981 View (646) 576-7981
Photo of Patty Staco in 10282, NY
Patty Staco
JD, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10282
Turn Transition into Transformation. Are you experiencing a life transition right now? Career change? Divorce? New Baby? Has the context of your life fallen away, leaving you with a sense of feeling lost, stuck, afraid or disempowered? I work with a range of clients who are ready to create massive change in their lives. My work involves building a solid foundation in who you really are so that despite life circumstances, you remain empowered moving through them. I help clients confront and eradicate limiting beliefs, dance with fear and create new patterns that will support a created life.
Turn Transition into Transformation. Are you experiencing a life transition right now? Career change? Divorce? New Baby? Has the context of your life fallen away, leaving you with a sense of feeling lost, stuck, afraid or disempowered? I work with a range of clients who are ready to create massive change in their lives. My work involves building a solid foundation in who you really are so that despite life circumstances, you remain empowered moving through them. I help clients confront and eradicate limiting beliefs, dance with fear and create new patterns that will support a created life.
(661) 465-4929 View (661) 465-4929

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 10282

40+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 10282 who prioritize treating:

88% Relationship Issues
88% Anxiety
82% Self Esteem
80% Depression
71% Life Transitions
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
56% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 10282 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 10282?

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.