Therapists in 12207

Photo of Lillian Ankrah, Art Therapist in 12207, NY
Lillian Ankrah
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
Clients come to me when they are questioning the health and safety of their intimate relationships, when they are confused and overwhelmed about how to manage people in their life who continue to hurt them, when they are dealing with the difficult decision of leaving a dysfunctional and unsafe job environment for their emotional stability…. My clients want to live peacefully, love abundantly and feel empowered! Hi! I’m Lillian. I’m an Art Therapist and I specialize in helping ambitious women who are healing from abusive or unhealthy relationships find more joy, peace, satisfaction and fulfillment.
Clients come to me when they are questioning the health and safety of their intimate relationships, when they are confused and overwhelmed about how to manage people in their life who continue to hurt them, when they are dealing with the difficult decision of leaving a dysfunctional and unsafe job environment for their emotional stability…. My clients want to live peacefully, love abundantly and feel empowered! Hi! I’m Lillian. I’m an Art Therapist and I specialize in helping ambitious women who are healing from abusive or unhealthy relationships find more joy, peace, satisfaction and fulfillment.
(518) 621-3198 View (518) 621-3198
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Mindful Living Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Nicole Pingel is a licensed counselor based in New York and is licensed in both New York and Missouri. Nicole welcomes clients who are seeking to create change in their lives through becoming aware of how their life experiences are influencing their current interpretation of the world around them and using this insight to create a new story for themselves. Many of Nicole’s clients present with self-doubt, shame, experiences of depression, anxiety, and difficulties in relationships with themselves or others.
Nicole Pingel is a licensed counselor based in New York and is licensed in both New York and Missouri. Nicole welcomes clients who are seeking to create change in their lives through becoming aware of how their life experiences are influencing their current interpretation of the world around them and using this insight to create a new story for themselves. Many of Nicole’s clients present with self-doubt, shame, experiences of depression, anxiety, and difficulties in relationships with themselves or others.
(518) 261-9031 View (518) 261-9031
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Hazel Clark
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207
In the midst of the storms in life, it is often difficult to see beyond the horizon to find the strength to communicate, love, forgive, endure, and walk toward healing. Here, you will find a place where you can speak honestly about your suffering and explore things that are often difficult to talk about. It is my hope to provide a space where you realize your self-worth and strengths. I deeply value the trusted relationship between the therapist and the client, believing in the power of vulnerability and being heard.
In the midst of the storms in life, it is often difficult to see beyond the horizon to find the strength to communicate, love, forgive, endure, and walk toward healing. Here, you will find a place where you can speak honestly about your suffering and explore things that are often difficult to talk about. It is my hope to provide a space where you realize your self-worth and strengths. I deeply value the trusted relationship between the therapist and the client, believing in the power of vulnerability and being heard.
(518) 394-1554 View (518) 394-1554
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Gail Newman
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, NY 12207
Hello there! My name is Gail. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a heartfelt commitment to helping individuals like you find your way through anxiety, depression, trauma, and the many twists and turns that life presents. My years of experience have equipped me with the tools and insights to accompany you on this transformative journey. Therapy's collaborative, a journey to radiance requiring commitment. Delve into depths, illuminating shadows, uncovering growth seeds. Empathy's key—I'll support and hold you accountable.
Hello there! My name is Gail. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a heartfelt commitment to helping individuals like you find your way through anxiety, depression, trauma, and the many twists and turns that life presents. My years of experience have equipped me with the tools and insights to accompany you on this transformative journey. Therapy's collaborative, a journey to radiance requiring commitment. Delve into depths, illuminating shadows, uncovering growth seeds. Empathy's key—I'll support and hold you accountable.
(518) 348-5807 View (518) 348-5807
Catherine Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. I provide quality services to all age groups.I have an extensive background in child and adolescent services both doing therapy and supervising other therapists. I have worked extensively with ADHD,learning disabilities,adoptive issues ,trauma ,depression,anxiety and neurological conditions including some rare ones. I believe that effective psychotherapy is best provided in a safe atmosphere of mutual collaboration toward goals that include not only symptom reduction but developing a happier,more fufilled life. Since play is the natural mode of communication for children, I offer a play therapy designed to meet the needs of my child patients.Most children quickly feel comfortable in this setting.Here,they can overcome fears,sadness,anger and learn to better control impulses. I view parents as collaboraters and actively seek their input as they are the best source of knowlege about their child.
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. I provide quality services to all age groups.I have an extensive background in child and adolescent services both doing therapy and supervising other therapists. I have worked extensively with ADHD,learning disabilities,adoptive issues ,trauma ,depression,anxiety and neurological conditions including some rare ones. I believe that effective psychotherapy is best provided in a safe atmosphere of mutual collaboration toward goals that include not only symptom reduction but developing a happier,more fufilled life. Since play is the natural mode of communication for children, I offer a play therapy designed to meet the needs of my child patients.Most children quickly feel comfortable in this setting.Here,they can overcome fears,sadness,anger and learn to better control impulses. I view parents as collaboraters and actively seek their input as they are the best source of knowlege about their child.
(845) 445-7019 View (845) 445-7019
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Amy Daisak
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client would be someone who is motivated to engage in the therapy process, and is open to both feedback and support. The ideal client is also someone willing to learn and practice healthy coping skills, as well as integrate what they have learned in counseling into their everyday lives. Patients should understand that the therapy process takes time, and commitment as well as good attendance is necessary in order to see progress.
My ideal client would be someone who is motivated to engage in the therapy process, and is open to both feedback and support. The ideal client is also someone willing to learn and practice healthy coping skills, as well as integrate what they have learned in counseling into their everyday lives. Patients should understand that the therapy process takes time, and commitment as well as good attendance is necessary in order to see progress.
(518) 217-4276 x122 View (518) 217-4276 x122
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Joshua Radliff
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
One life is One story, is it time to change yours? I aim to help folks take life to the next level, whether it's improving relationships, healing old wounds, or making meaning out of life. I like to integrate both concrete and abstract methods to help folks with work towards their hopes and dreams. Sessions are through telehealth to people across NY and FL. >Appts avail for individuals (no couples/relationships) Mon biwkly at 11am, Mon biwkly at 12noon, Mon biwkly at 1pm Weds biwkly at 1pm, Thurs biwkly at 12noon, Thurs weekly at 1pm<
One life is One story, is it time to change yours? I aim to help folks take life to the next level, whether it's improving relationships, healing old wounds, or making meaning out of life. I like to integrate both concrete and abstract methods to help folks with work towards their hopes and dreams. Sessions are through telehealth to people across NY and FL. >Appts avail for individuals (no couples/relationships) Mon biwkly at 11am, Mon biwkly at 12noon, Mon biwkly at 1pm Weds biwkly at 1pm, Thurs biwkly at 12noon, Thurs weekly at 1pm<
(518) 255-8338 View (518) 255-8338
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Kayla Ann Carol Bain
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
My name is Kayla Bain and I am a mental health counselor in New York State. The approach to therapy I take is based on the belief that each person is their own unique individual; therefore, everyone's treatment might look different in order to fulfill your own personal goals. I place value in the idea that in order to grow, it is important to share your story. How did your life story make you who you are right now? What do you want your life to look like in the future? As your therapist, i will allow you the space and time to share your story, and together, we will work towards reaching your goals!
My name is Kayla Bain and I am a mental health counselor in New York State. The approach to therapy I take is based on the belief that each person is their own unique individual; therefore, everyone's treatment might look different in order to fulfill your own personal goals. I place value in the idea that in order to grow, it is important to share your story. How did your life story make you who you are right now? What do you want your life to look like in the future? As your therapist, i will allow you the space and time to share your story, and together, we will work towards reaching your goals!
(518) 241-4572 View (518) 241-4572
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 6 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 6 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(518) 901-2753 View (518) 901-2753
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Seigie Kennedy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albany, NY 12207
Life can be difficult, and is full off stressful events. You don't have to go through it alone! If you are seeking evidence-based psychotherapy to help you achieve your goals, manage your symptoms effectively, or improve relationship satisfaction, I may be able to help you. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in sexual health, romantic relationships, and trauma. I use gold standard, evidence-based therapies to treat relationship distress, infidelity, sexual health issues, PTSD, chronic pain, and commonly co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Life can be difficult, and is full off stressful events. You don't have to go through it alone! If you are seeking evidence-based psychotherapy to help you achieve your goals, manage your symptoms effectively, or improve relationship satisfaction, I may be able to help you. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in sexual health, romantic relationships, and trauma. I use gold standard, evidence-based therapies to treat relationship distress, infidelity, sexual health issues, PTSD, chronic pain, and commonly co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression.
(518) 282-2033 View (518) 282-2033
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Clearwater Counseling Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207
Your journey of personal growth and healing. Life is a journey; sometimes you can travel alone, but there are times when you could use someone to walk with you along that journey and help you reach your goals. As your multicultural competent therapist, I am here to support, empower, and guide you towards that more positive + joyful life experience. I work with clients who are looking to take a deeper look at emotional and behavioral patterns, better understand their emotional needs, and build emotional resilience to create a meaningful life.
Your journey of personal growth and healing. Life is a journey; sometimes you can travel alone, but there are times when you could use someone to walk with you along that journey and help you reach your goals. As your multicultural competent therapist, I am here to support, empower, and guide you towards that more positive + joyful life experience. I work with clients who are looking to take a deeper look at emotional and behavioral patterns, better understand their emotional needs, and build emotional resilience to create a meaningful life.
(347) 650-2616 x145 View (347) 650-2616 x145
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Kit Carmody Jelonek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
Hello! I specialize in helping adolescents and adults who have experienced stressful circumstances, trans and gender nonconforming people, and members of the LGBTQ+ community broadly. Clients work with me on concerns such as difficulty coping with stress or trauma, trouble managing emotions, difficulty relating to others, depression, anxiety, and gender dysphoria. They are typically looking to feel better about themselves, better-manage their emotional reactions, find more harmony in their relationships, and navigate difficult situations.
Hello! I specialize in helping adolescents and adults who have experienced stressful circumstances, trans and gender nonconforming people, and members of the LGBTQ+ community broadly. Clients work with me on concerns such as difficulty coping with stress or trauma, trouble managing emotions, difficulty relating to others, depression, anxiety, and gender dysphoria. They are typically looking to feel better about themselves, better-manage their emotional reactions, find more harmony in their relationships, and navigate difficult situations.
(518) 832-5727 View (518) 832-5727
Comfort Mental Health Counseling PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, OCD Spc
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
I am an OCD specialist, I use ERP to treat OCD, Hoarding Disorder and other anxiety-related disorders. I utilize HRT to treat Tics and other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (nail/cheek/lip biting, Trichotillomania and Excoriation). I treat PTSD using PE. Treat Depression using TRAP/TRAC method.
I am an OCD specialist, I use ERP to treat OCD, Hoarding Disorder and other anxiety-related disorders. I utilize HRT to treat Tics and other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (nail/cheek/lip biting, Trichotillomania and Excoriation). I treat PTSD using PE. Treat Depression using TRAP/TRAC method.
(518) 851-1984 View (518) 851-1984
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Kristy Leo
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207
I’m passionate in helping people better understand how their nervous systems work and affect their emotional well-being. I’m also passionate about helping people understand how a dysregulated nervous system leads to development of mental health conditions. It’s important for an individual to determine the focus of treatment and what they need to happen in order to consider enacting a change process. Sometimes someone just needs an active listener they can use as a sound board and to mirror back their experience. Empathy and validation are the cornerstone to my approach.
I’m passionate in helping people better understand how their nervous systems work and affect their emotional well-being. I’m also passionate about helping people understand how a dysregulated nervous system leads to development of mental health conditions. It’s important for an individual to determine the focus of treatment and what they need to happen in order to consider enacting a change process. Sometimes someone just needs an active listener they can use as a sound board and to mirror back their experience. Empathy and validation are the cornerstone to my approach.
(518) 414-3048 View (518) 414-3048
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Center for Wellness and Flourishing
Counselor, PHDc, LMHC, CCFC
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” ― Carl R. Rogers. Together we create a safe space to chart your journey to the good life. I have been supporting children, teens, adults, couples and families, from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of behavioral and mental health concerns for 14 years. During the therapy you will discover strengths and a better quality of life. With culturally competent support, all aspects of your culture: age, ethnicity, sexuality, spiritualty are incorporated.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” ― Carl R. Rogers. Together we create a safe space to chart your journey to the good life. I have been supporting children, teens, adults, couples and families, from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of behavioral and mental health concerns for 14 years. During the therapy you will discover strengths and a better quality of life. With culturally competent support, all aspects of your culture: age, ethnicity, sexuality, spiritualty are incorporated.
(518) 855-7195 View (518) 855-7195
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Alice Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
I believe we all want to feel safe, to feel genuinely seen, to have meaningful connection, to be able to weather challenges, and to feel, deep down, that we are good enough and not alone. When we better understand our inner patterns and all our parts feel welcome and seen, then we can tap into the natural ability of our brains and bodies to learn and transform. Beneath our protective defenses and habits, I believe every one of us is curious, courageous, loving, and worthy of love. As flowers turn toward the sun, humans are evolved for resilience. I work closely with clients to rediscover their natural inner resources for healing.
I believe we all want to feel safe, to feel genuinely seen, to have meaningful connection, to be able to weather challenges, and to feel, deep down, that we are good enough and not alone. When we better understand our inner patterns and all our parts feel welcome and seen, then we can tap into the natural ability of our brains and bodies to learn and transform. Beneath our protective defenses and habits, I believe every one of us is curious, courageous, loving, and worthy of love. As flowers turn toward the sun, humans are evolved for resilience. I work closely with clients to rediscover their natural inner resources for healing.
(347) 970-2792 View (347) 970-2792
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Alex Cristina-Garcia (Sobieraj)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
I offer a nonjudgmental, empathic, and genuine approach with all of my clients. I bring empathy into every interaction I have with every person & I operate from a radical, social justice, abolitionist, anti-oppressive perspective. I incorporate the Liberation Health Framework into my work, paying close attention to how oppression/systems affect everyone's experiences moving through the world. My identity as a queer mixed race woman of color strongly influences my practice and work with clients. I have experience working with QTPOC communities, disenfranchised & marginalized identities, and folks navigating mental health challenges.
I offer a nonjudgmental, empathic, and genuine approach with all of my clients. I bring empathy into every interaction I have with every person & I operate from a radical, social justice, abolitionist, anti-oppressive perspective. I incorporate the Liberation Health Framework into my work, paying close attention to how oppression/systems affect everyone's experiences moving through the world. My identity as a queer mixed race woman of color strongly influences my practice and work with clients. I have experience working with QTPOC communities, disenfranchised & marginalized identities, and folks navigating mental health challenges.
(347) 218-9756 View (347) 218-9756
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Cathy Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207
Welcome! My name is Cathy and I am here for you. It takes courage and vulnerability to seek out support. I can offer you a safe place to breathe and explore issues that you are finding challenging. We will work together towards a more empowering place of calm/happiness, particularly during this unprecedented pandemic.
Welcome! My name is Cathy and I am here for you. It takes courage and vulnerability to seek out support. I can offer you a safe place to breathe and explore issues that you are finding challenging. We will work together towards a more empowering place of calm/happiness, particularly during this unprecedented pandemic.
(516) 550-4069 View (516) 550-4069
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Clearwater Counseling Associates LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207
Are you experincing life challenges with your family or employment? Maybe you are not entirely sure the cause of your distress and would just like to talk? We would like to walk with you on your journey to becoming a healthier person. We are a private practice that provides psychotherapy to patients experiencing challenges with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, family discord, children with behavioral issues, impulsiveness, developmental disabilities, grief-loss and sexual behavior problems.
Are you experincing life challenges with your family or employment? Maybe you are not entirely sure the cause of your distress and would just like to talk? We would like to walk with you on your journey to becoming a healthier person. We are a private practice that provides psychotherapy to patients experiencing challenges with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, family discord, children with behavioral issues, impulsiveness, developmental disabilities, grief-loss and sexual behavior problems.
(518) 261-9038 x122 View (518) 261-9038 x122
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Power Play Therapy and Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Albany, NY 12207  (Online Only)
Welcome to our practice! Power Play Therapy and Counseling offers outpatient mental health services, providing play therapy to children and trauma therapy to adults. We believe everyone has the ability to heal and we're passionately dedicated to unlocking that power. Our mission is to support you whenever, wherever you are with teletherapy available in CO, NY, and VA. Our specialized therapists have experience with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, substance use, mood and dissociative disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and developmental disorders.
Welcome to our practice! Power Play Therapy and Counseling offers outpatient mental health services, providing play therapy to children and trauma therapy to adults. We believe everyone has the ability to heal and we're passionately dedicated to unlocking that power. Our mission is to support you whenever, wherever you are with teletherapy available in CO, NY, and VA. Our specialized therapists have experience with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, substance use, mood and dissociative disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and developmental disorders.
(720) 734-7641 View (720) 734-7641

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Number of Therapists in 12207

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 12207 who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aetna
50% Empire BlueCross BlueShield
47% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 12207 see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
12% Male
6% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 12207?

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.