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Photo of Kimberly A. Stricker, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37363, TN
Kimberly A. Stricker, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing overwhelming circumstances, a flood of emotions, depression, anxiety, or conflict within a relationship, exploring empowering options can have a large, and lasting, life impact. Couples/partners can also work together in therapy to find more harmony in a joint solution. You may struggle with an eating disorder, or have become discouraged with multiple, and extreme efforts to manage food. I bring 20 years of experience, working in partnership with individuals and couples who are seeking relief. It is important to me to utilize evidence-based treatment methods, individualized to each person's specific needs.
If you are experiencing overwhelming circumstances, a flood of emotions, depression, anxiety, or conflict within a relationship, exploring empowering options can have a large, and lasting, life impact. Couples/partners can also work together in therapy to find more harmony in a joint solution. You may struggle with an eating disorder, or have become discouraged with multiple, and extreme efforts to manage food. I bring 20 years of experience, working in partnership with individuals and couples who are seeking relief. It is important to me to utilize evidence-based treatment methods, individualized to each person's specific needs.
(423) 291-4774 View (423) 291-4774
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Raven Thompson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
It can be difficult navigating life's hardships alone. You have taken a brave step in seeking out therapy, and I want to honor that. My goal is to create a warm environment where you can explore your thoughts and how they have impacted your life story. My top priority is to maintain a non-judgemental presence during our time together, which I hope will empower you to better understand the agency you possess. I love to take the time to laugh when appropriate, and to incorporate the interests you have into our work together.
It can be difficult navigating life's hardships alone. You have taken a brave step in seeking out therapy, and I want to honor that. My goal is to create a warm environment where you can explore your thoughts and how they have impacted your life story. My top priority is to maintain a non-judgemental presence during our time together, which I hope will empower you to better understand the agency you possess. I love to take the time to laugh when appropriate, and to incorporate the interests you have into our work together.
(423) 225-2356 View (423) 225-2356
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V. Ritchie Pruehs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
The people I love to work with are those that have tried to change so many times that they have almost given up hope. I love helping clients get to the actual root of their issues, so that they no longer desire old habits. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, Trauma/PTSD, burnout, addiction, and marital difficulties. I enjoy pre-marital or pre-engagement counseling. My primary mode of treatment is EFT for couples and IFS for individuals. I love IFS, because it heals childhood wounds so thoroughly and deeply, and because it enables the client to do the bulk of the healing.
The people I love to work with are those that have tried to change so many times that they have almost given up hope. I love helping clients get to the actual root of their issues, so that they no longer desire old habits. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, Trauma/PTSD, burnout, addiction, and marital difficulties. I enjoy pre-marital or pre-engagement counseling. My primary mode of treatment is EFT for couples and IFS for individuals. I love IFS, because it heals childhood wounds so thoroughly and deeply, and because it enables the client to do the bulk of the healing.
(423) 380-1815 View (423) 380-1815
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Prioritize You, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Ooltewah, TN 37363  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am Rachel Baker, licensed clinical social worker and cancer survivor, who is intentional about prioritizing you! Are you experiencing fear of failure, emotional eating, difficulty sleeping, gastrointestinal problems, or a lifestyle that is not meeting your core needs? These symptoms indicate that mental wellness should be an area of focus in your daily life. Our mental health can be put on the back burner, but today you can choose to refocus on that part of you!
I am Rachel Baker, licensed clinical social worker and cancer survivor, who is intentional about prioritizing you! Are you experiencing fear of failure, emotional eating, difficulty sleeping, gastrointestinal problems, or a lifestyle that is not meeting your core needs? These symptoms indicate that mental wellness should be an area of focus in your daily life. Our mental health can be put on the back burner, but today you can choose to refocus on that part of you!
(423) 205-4871 View (423) 205-4871
Photo of Jessica Armitage, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37363, TN
Jessica Armitage
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Not accepting new clients
Anxiety has started to overwhelm your life. You wake up every morning with this anxious feeling in your gut that you can’t seem to shake. It feels like it's sucking all of the oxygen out of your life. You're overwhelmed, full of self-doubt, and overall, exhausted. On top of that, you strive to perfect everything you do, and when you fall short, it only feels to reinforce this idea that you’ll never be good enough. Complicate that with being a young woman who is already flooded with negative messages that seem to validate your fears, and it feels like a recipe that is headed for disaster. You know there's more to life than this.
Anxiety has started to overwhelm your life. You wake up every morning with this anxious feeling in your gut that you can’t seem to shake. It feels like it's sucking all of the oxygen out of your life. You're overwhelmed, full of self-doubt, and overall, exhausted. On top of that, you strive to perfect everything you do, and when you fall short, it only feels to reinforce this idea that you’ll never be good enough. Complicate that with being a young woman who is already flooded with negative messages that seem to validate your fears, and it feels like a recipe that is headed for disaster. You know there's more to life than this.
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Amy C Coffey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Waitlist for new clients
"Strength does not reside in having never been broken, but in the courage required to grow strong in the broken places." As a therapist, I believe that it is in brokenness that one finds strength, and that it is in the darkest places that hope and healing emerge. My passion is helping individuals grow strong in the midst of their pain and brokenness. I am passionate about working with individuals and families who have experienced trauma and/or life transition issues, helping them to walk through the process of healing and recovery.
"Strength does not reside in having never been broken, but in the courage required to grow strong in the broken places." As a therapist, I believe that it is in brokenness that one finds strength, and that it is in the darkest places that hope and healing emerge. My passion is helping individuals grow strong in the midst of their pain and brokenness. I am passionate about working with individuals and families who have experienced trauma and/or life transition issues, helping them to walk through the process of healing and recovery.
(423) 398-6429 View (423) 398-6429
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Christopher Atkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Hi, my name is Chris and I'm ready to help you through whatever you're facing right now. I will give you high impact techniques to help you move from sleeplessness to energized days, from anxiety towards calm and mindful peace, and from relationship distress towards renewed understanding. I am also certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). As an Army Behavioral Health Officer I've used ART during my last two deployments with amazing results. ART can help you overcome any trauma or anxiety and replace negative images and sensations with those of empowerment and future focus. I look forward to our first session. Be well.
Hi, my name is Chris and I'm ready to help you through whatever you're facing right now. I will give you high impact techniques to help you move from sleeplessness to energized days, from anxiety towards calm and mindful peace, and from relationship distress towards renewed understanding. I am also certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). As an Army Behavioral Health Officer I've used ART during my last two deployments with amazing results. ART can help you overcome any trauma or anxiety and replace negative images and sensations with those of empowerment and future focus. I look forward to our first session. Be well.
(423) 657-2376 View (423) 657-2376
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Rebecca Trent Counseling M.S., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
During our lifetime, we humans go through many life transitions. Helping women, couples, children, and teens succeed through life's many demands is my focus and passion.Working with women who are experiencing a life transition is one of my primary strengths. The second area of focus within my practice is the couple's relationship. My focus with couples is working on communication, conflict resolution, relationship strengthening, and emotional attunement. The third strength of my practice lies in the counseling of children and teens. For children, sessions involve interactive play therapy techniques that address anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.
During our lifetime, we humans go through many life transitions. Helping women, couples, children, and teens succeed through life's many demands is my focus and passion.Working with women who are experiencing a life transition is one of my primary strengths. The second area of focus within my practice is the couple's relationship. My focus with couples is working on communication, conflict resolution, relationship strengthening, and emotional attunement. The third strength of my practice lies in the counseling of children and teens. For children, sessions involve interactive play therapy techniques that address anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.
(423) 291-4989 View (423) 291-4989
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Lindsay Beckler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFT-I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
We are overcomers by nature. I am an overcomer, and you are too. Suffering is real, no matter what form it takes. I don't know what brings you here, but this I know for certain: you can overcome even the greatest of hurdles. There is life on the other side. There is hope on the other side. There is healing on the other side. It is my greatest honor to walk the journey with you, whatever that looks like. Your story matters. You make sense. You are worth investing in.
We are overcomers by nature. I am an overcomer, and you are too. Suffering is real, no matter what form it takes. I don't know what brings you here, but this I know for certain: you can overcome even the greatest of hurdles. There is life on the other side. There is hope on the other side. There is healing on the other side. It is my greatest honor to walk the journey with you, whatever that looks like. Your story matters. You make sense. You are worth investing in.
(423) 481-9181 View (423) 481-9181
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Lorri Merchant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Life can be overwhelming for many of us and things can become out of balance in our lives. When this happens you may need to connect with another human being, a professional who can really listen, provide perspective and honor you in your journey. Which may include resolving difficulty in relationships, healing from trauma, stabilizing and enhancing mental health and wellbeing, strengthening a sense of identity and finding an overall sense of "wholeness", growth and peace. As a clinician my goal is to connect with the strengths already within my clients, to facilitate change and to provide expertise that is meaningful.
Life can be overwhelming for many of us and things can become out of balance in our lives. When this happens you may need to connect with another human being, a professional who can really listen, provide perspective and honor you in your journey. Which may include resolving difficulty in relationships, healing from trauma, stabilizing and enhancing mental health and wellbeing, strengthening a sense of identity and finding an overall sense of "wholeness", growth and peace. As a clinician my goal is to connect with the strengths already within my clients, to facilitate change and to provide expertise that is meaningful.
(423) 592-8739 View (423) 592-8739
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Courtney Elswick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFT
Verified
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Something has brought you to the point of seeking help. Whether it is trauma, relationships, depression, anxiety, behavior struggles, adjusting to life changes, or more, it is my honor to collaborate with you individually or as a family to achieve health and wholeness. I see individual children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples and have the most experience with high schoolers.
Something has brought you to the point of seeking help. Whether it is trauma, relationships, depression, anxiety, behavior struggles, adjusting to life changes, or more, it is my honor to collaborate with you individually or as a family to achieve health and wholeness. I see individual children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples and have the most experience with high schoolers.
(423) 840-8741 View (423) 840-8741
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Jacqueline Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we'll ever do." (Brene Brown) Relationships teach us what to believe about ourselves--whether we are lovable, worthy, and good--and what to believe about the world around us--whether it's safe and trustworthy. When the relationships are hurtful, it becomes unsafe to rely on others, and we begin to believe the negative stories we've been told. Asking for help is daunting and courageous, and you're here taking that step! Together, we will dive into your story so you can own the truths and put the falsehoods in their place while learning to love yourself.
"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we'll ever do." (Brene Brown) Relationships teach us what to believe about ourselves--whether we are lovable, worthy, and good--and what to believe about the world around us--whether it's safe and trustworthy. When the relationships are hurtful, it becomes unsafe to rely on others, and we begin to believe the negative stories we've been told. Asking for help is daunting and courageous, and you're here taking that step! Together, we will dive into your story so you can own the truths and put the falsehoods in their place while learning to love yourself.
(423) 715-8099 View (423) 715-8099
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Francoise Mastroianni
Counselor, LCPC, Hypnoth, SEP, CCPS, CSAS
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Certified Sexual Addiction Specialist, and Certified Clinical Partner Specialist.The model practiced is multidimensional, treating the addict, partner, coupleship. All three dimensions of the attachment injury are traumatized. The aftermath of discovery/disclosure induces symptoms that impact psysiological responses to the mind, body.The treatment protocol for sexual addiction induced trauma I practice is EMDR, as well as 2 day Intensives. Practicing SEP,we are able to get to wounds of how the body holds the trauma/ attachment injury, using an integrative trauma model.Emotionally Focused Therapy allows helping couples to get to their deepest needs/hurt/rejection/ and betrayal.
Certified Sexual Addiction Specialist, and Certified Clinical Partner Specialist.The model practiced is multidimensional, treating the addict, partner, coupleship. All three dimensions of the attachment injury are traumatized. The aftermath of discovery/disclosure induces symptoms that impact psysiological responses to the mind, body.The treatment protocol for sexual addiction induced trauma I practice is EMDR, as well as 2 day Intensives. Practicing SEP,we are able to get to wounds of how the body holds the trauma/ attachment injury, using an integrative trauma model.Emotionally Focused Therapy allows helping couples to get to their deepest needs/hurt/rejection/ and betrayal.
(630) 282-4643 View (630) 282-4643
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Michelle Shelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Not accepting new clients
Your story matters. I believe that everyone has a story to tell and I feel honored to journey with my clients through the ups and downs of each of those stories. I believe that growth occurs within a safe and nurturing environment with an occasional gentle challenge. One of my passions is to walk along side individuals who have experienced trauma, helping to rediscover hope and journey towards healing and recovery. I am also passionate about helping parents with young children learn practical tools to help reduce difficult behaviors and enhance the parent-child relationship through the use of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Your story matters. I believe that everyone has a story to tell and I feel honored to journey with my clients through the ups and downs of each of those stories. I believe that growth occurs within a safe and nurturing environment with an occasional gentle challenge. One of my passions is to walk along side individuals who have experienced trauma, helping to rediscover hope and journey towards healing and recovery. I am also passionate about helping parents with young children learn practical tools to help reduce difficult behaviors and enhance the parent-child relationship through the use of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
(423) 712-0189 View (423) 712-0189
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Naomi Boothe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCMHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
I acknowledge and respect the effort it takes to reach out for help. The strength it takes to say "enough!, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired". The courage it takes to choose towards something more, something better, than where you are at right now. Thank you for being here! What if every wrongness was a strength not yet acknowledged? You are stronger than you think and worth so much more than you can imagine. The fact that you are reading this right now is proof of that!
I acknowledge and respect the effort it takes to reach out for help. The strength it takes to say "enough!, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired". The courage it takes to choose towards something more, something better, than where you are at right now. Thank you for being here! What if every wrongness was a strength not yet acknowledged? You are stronger than you think and worth so much more than you can imagine. The fact that you are reading this right now is proof of that!
(423) 218-4314 View (423) 218-4314
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Becca Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MHS, CSAT
Verified
Ooltewah, TN 37363
If you're here, chances are you and/or your loved one is in pain. You want solutions and someone who can help in a compassionate way no matter what your struggle is. I provide expert, professional therapy with in the context of understanding and acceptance, regardless of what behaviors you are struggling with. Using a variety of modalities, I seek to meet you where you are and help you achieve life-long change for yourself as well as in your relationships and family. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it!
If you're here, chances are you and/or your loved one is in pain. You want solutions and someone who can help in a compassionate way no matter what your struggle is. I provide expert, professional therapy with in the context of understanding and acceptance, regardless of what behaviors you are struggling with. Using a variety of modalities, I seek to meet you where you are and help you achieve life-long change for yourself as well as in your relationships and family. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it!
(423) 799-4377 View (423) 799-4377
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Ashley Dillon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Waitlist for new clients
I have a passion for helping families and young people. Parenting in all stages of life can be difficult, which is why I seek to provide support, understanding, and tools to help enhance your family relationships. I work directly with caregivers to manage behaviors of toddlerhood. I connect well with middle schoolers who find it difficult to connect with others. I also enjoy helping teenagers find hope and healing while overcoming depression and trauma. I’m like a teacher in that you should learn something from me, like a doctor in that you should overcome symptoms, and like a firefighter in that I help keep kids safe.
I have a passion for helping families and young people. Parenting in all stages of life can be difficult, which is why I seek to provide support, understanding, and tools to help enhance your family relationships. I work directly with caregivers to manage behaviors of toddlerhood. I connect well with middle schoolers who find it difficult to connect with others. I also enjoy helping teenagers find hope and healing while overcoming depression and trauma. I’m like a teacher in that you should learn something from me, like a doctor in that you should overcome symptoms, and like a firefighter in that I help keep kids safe.
(423) 709-8311 View (423) 709-8311
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Kirstee Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT
Verified
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Waitlist for new clients
Hope, healing and a future are possible. As a couples relationship expert, I specialize in the complex issues of sexual wellness and trauma resolution. I treat a wide range of sexual health concerns from performance anxiety, to infertility, painful sex and affair recovery. I also specialize in complex trauma resolution utilizing EMDR. In particular weight management issues that stem from childhood sexual abuse. Each situation is unique and together we will create a treatment plan that works for you.
Hope, healing and a future are possible. As a couples relationship expert, I specialize in the complex issues of sexual wellness and trauma resolution. I treat a wide range of sexual health concerns from performance anxiety, to infertility, painful sex and affair recovery. I also specialize in complex trauma resolution utilizing EMDR. In particular weight management issues that stem from childhood sexual abuse. Each situation is unique and together we will create a treatment plan that works for you.
(423) 393-2591 View (423) 393-2591
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Robert (Bob) E Swope
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
I am Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty 28 years of experience working with adults, children and families. I am a graduate of U T Chattanooga with a BS in Psychology and a MEd. in Community Counseling I also did some graduate work at Florida State and University of Houston.. I have both personal and professional experience with parenting, stepfamilies, divorce issues, adoption and reunification, and the adjustment issues which challenge families today.I am an advocate for the LGBTQ community. I am passionate about educating ,coaching and empowering my clients to make the best choices for their unique selves.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty 28 years of experience working with adults, children and families. I am a graduate of U T Chattanooga with a BS in Psychology and a MEd. in Community Counseling I also did some graduate work at Florida State and University of Houston.. I have both personal and professional experience with parenting, stepfamilies, divorce issues, adoption and reunification, and the adjustment issues which challenge families today.I am an advocate for the LGBTQ community. I am passionate about educating ,coaching and empowering my clients to make the best choices for their unique selves.
(423) 250-2087 View (423) 250-2087
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Heidi Kilmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Have you recently been through a painful event, are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck, concerned about your child or having a hard time relating with someone? These and other issues can interfere with living a full, rewarding life. I believe you are the expert of your life. My goal is to empower you with tools, techniques and concepts on a journey towards understanding, healing and wholeness. Therapeutic approaches encourage awareness of how our thoughts affect our feelings, realization of how the past impacts the present and future, and assists people in creating healthy boundaries and communication with in their relationships.
Have you recently been through a painful event, are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck, concerned about your child or having a hard time relating with someone? These and other issues can interfere with living a full, rewarding life. I believe you are the expert of your life. My goal is to empower you with tools, techniques and concepts on a journey towards understanding, healing and wholeness. Therapeutic approaches encourage awareness of how our thoughts affect our feelings, realization of how the past impacts the present and future, and assists people in creating healthy boundaries and communication with in their relationships.
(423) 301-5645 View (423) 301-5645

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Number of Therapists in 37363

70+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in 37363 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Trauma and PTSD
82% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
82% Stress
81% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Cigna and Evernorth
81% Aetna
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 37363 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 37363?

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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.