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Chamberli C Kane
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
I love to work with people who are struggling and may be going through a hard trial or something traumatic. It may be divorce, betrayal, death of a loved one, or any number of things. Maybe they are struggling to find hope and encouragement. Maybe they are going through a financial hardship, a health journey, or any number of difficulties.
I love to work with people who are struggling and may be going through a hard trial or something traumatic. It may be divorce, betrayal, death of a loved one, or any number of things. Maybe they are struggling to find hope and encouragement. Maybe they are going through a financial hardship, a health journey, or any number of difficulties.
(865) 800-3802 View (865) 800-3802
Photo of Sean M Ridge, Marriage & Family Therapist in 37902, TN
Sean M Ridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902
Life isn’t always easy - in fact, sometimes it is downright painful, evil, and overwhelming. It is good to have people to lean into during these difficult times. And sometimes, it is good to reach out to a professional to help along the way. I seek to be that type of helper. Whether you struggle with anxiety or depression, identity distress or relationship problems, "Big T" trauma or "little t" trauma... whatever your situation - I hope you have hope for a better tomorrow. And if I can walk with you for a time along the way, please let me know.
Life isn’t always easy - in fact, sometimes it is downright painful, evil, and overwhelming. It is good to have people to lean into during these difficult times. And sometimes, it is good to reach out to a professional to help along the way. I seek to be that type of helper. Whether you struggle with anxiety or depression, identity distress or relationship problems, "Big T" trauma or "little t" trauma... whatever your situation - I hope you have hope for a better tomorrow. And if I can walk with you for a time along the way, please let me know.
(865) 344-2495 View (865) 344-2495
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Philip Axtell
Psychologist, PhD, HSP, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37902
I provide psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults for a variety of clinical and educational difficulties. I offer diagnostic and testing services for a wide range of Neurodevelopmental Disorders including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disorders, and other behavioral and educational concerns. By using a variety of assessment methods, my services are helpful in providing a clear diagnostic picture for individuals who may have a combination of educational and behavioral difficulties or difficult diagnostic features.
I provide psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults for a variety of clinical and educational difficulties. I offer diagnostic and testing services for a wide range of Neurodevelopmental Disorders including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disorders, and other behavioral and educational concerns. By using a variety of assessment methods, my services are helpful in providing a clear diagnostic picture for individuals who may have a combination of educational and behavioral difficulties or difficult diagnostic features.
(865) 312-7694 View (865) 312-7694
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Kay Francis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902
I work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship or work re-lated issues. I enjoy clients whom are eager to learn and have a desire to make positive change. My approach is solution orientated and offers my clients the porper enviornment and feedback for gaining greater awareness, understanding and sensitivity of themself and others. Togehter we will address what may be blocking you from making necessary change or what is getting in the way of you developing the types of skills required for creating change. With willingness and commitment my clients can expect to improve and experience more positive outcomes.
I work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship or work re-lated issues. I enjoy clients whom are eager to learn and have a desire to make positive change. My approach is solution orientated and offers my clients the porper enviornment and feedback for gaining greater awareness, understanding and sensitivity of themself and others. Togehter we will address what may be blocking you from making necessary change or what is getting in the way of you developing the types of skills required for creating change. With willingness and commitment my clients can expect to improve and experience more positive outcomes.
(865) 630-0974 View (865) 630-0974
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Dr. Robert J. Mullaney
Occupational Therapist, OTD, DBA, MBA-HSA, OTR/L, LifeCoa
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902
As an Occupational Therapist, I offer a unique and broad range of occupation-based coaching services. I am a Dr. of Occupational Therapy and Dr. of Business Administration, experienced, and well-prepared to coach in personal and professional life matters. I will assist and guide you towards meeting your professional and personal life goals while addressing and providing Occupation-Based Strategies for the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual facets. I will provide continuous encouragement, structure, and support to you and/or others while you take the necessary steps towards an enhanced lifestyle design.
As an Occupational Therapist, I offer a unique and broad range of occupation-based coaching services. I am a Dr. of Occupational Therapy and Dr. of Business Administration, experienced, and well-prepared to coach in personal and professional life matters. I will assist and guide you towards meeting your professional and personal life goals while addressing and providing Occupation-Based Strategies for the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual facets. I will provide continuous encouragement, structure, and support to you and/or others while you take the necessary steps towards an enhanced lifestyle design.
(865) 351-6590 View (865) 351-6590
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Alena Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
Sex is a normal, necessary part of human existence yet many people experience problems with sex including pain, lack of desire, or an inability to reach orgasm. Have you been avoiding talking to a sex therapist because you are afraid they’ll judge you? I will never judge you. Nothing you say is going to shock me, scare me, or make me stop working with you. Some people need a safe place to explore their sexual or gender identity. If you have been waiting for someone to be able to help you understand sexual thoughts, behaviors, and preferences then email me today
Sex is a normal, necessary part of human existence yet many people experience problems with sex including pain, lack of desire, or an inability to reach orgasm. Have you been avoiding talking to a sex therapist because you are afraid they’ll judge you? I will never judge you. Nothing you say is going to shock me, scare me, or make me stop working with you. Some people need a safe place to explore their sexual or gender identity. If you have been waiting for someone to be able to help you understand sexual thoughts, behaviors, and preferences then email me today
(865) 672-0819 View (865) 672-0819
Photo of Amye R. Cole, Marriage & Family Therapist in 37902, TN
Amye R. Cole
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37902
You've heard of EMDR and want to know more. You are feeling stuck, not like yourself, and seem more distant or sad than you used to be. You drift off and have a hard time focusing at work or with your family, and you find yourself lonely and feeling detached even when other people are around. You want to feel better and improve your relationships, but it’s hard to imagine how you can get there. EMDR can be life-changing to help you reconnect with yourself and process past events so you can feel lighter and live more in the present. In-person is only for EMDR intensives to find relief and experience change in an accelerated format.
You've heard of EMDR and want to know more. You are feeling stuck, not like yourself, and seem more distant or sad than you used to be. You drift off and have a hard time focusing at work or with your family, and you find yourself lonely and feeling detached even when other people are around. You want to feel better and improve your relationships, but it’s hard to imagine how you can get there. EMDR can be life-changing to help you reconnect with yourself and process past events so you can feel lighter and live more in the present. In-person is only for EMDR intensives to find relief and experience change in an accelerated format.
(865) 999-0380 View (865) 999-0380
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Shana V Hamilton-Lockwood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902
I strive to provide a safe space for all clients to explore the issues bringing them to therapy and what underlies those issues. As a multicultural/relational therapist identities that are important to you provide a background for therapy (race, religion, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, political affiliations, gender identity, gender, sex, ableness, etc.) as those identities make up who you are. Relationships and how you relate with others are also important. I treat anxiety, depression, grief/loss, phases of life issues, family issues, women's issues and men's issues. I am also a sex and gender specialist.
I strive to provide a safe space for all clients to explore the issues bringing them to therapy and what underlies those issues. As a multicultural/relational therapist identities that are important to you provide a background for therapy (race, religion, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, political affiliations, gender identity, gender, sex, ableness, etc.) as those identities make up who you are. Relationships and how you relate with others are also important. I treat anxiety, depression, grief/loss, phases of life issues, family issues, women's issues and men's issues. I am also a sex and gender specialist.
(865) 503-6256 View (865) 503-6256
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Transgender Dysphoria Diagnosis - WPATH Letters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
Your transition ally is waiting at Queer Talk Therapy. Specializing in gender identity, they offer thorough assessments and readiness letters, rooted in an informed consent model, simplifying your path to medical transition. Your $175 investment goes beyond an assessment—it's a comprehensive, WPATH-compliant roadmap, inclusive of letter updates and ongoing support. More than an assessment, it’s an invaluable bridge to your next chapter. Simply visit our WEBSITE to schedule and get started today.
Your transition ally is waiting at Queer Talk Therapy. Specializing in gender identity, they offer thorough assessments and readiness letters, rooted in an informed consent model, simplifying your path to medical transition. Your $175 investment goes beyond an assessment—it's a comprehensive, WPATH-compliant roadmap, inclusive of letter updates and ongoing support. More than an assessment, it’s an invaluable bridge to your next chapter. Simply visit our WEBSITE to schedule and get started today.
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Kristen Pevahouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
We are all confronted with our vulnerability in the midst of life's challenges. I have a deep passion for helping you navigate through that vulnerability in a safe environment. I have worked with individuals from elementary age through mature adults with an emphasis on adolescent years. Regardless of your stage in life, I believe therapy should be a safe space that allows you to come exactly as you are, wherever you might find yourself on a sometimes difficult journey.
We are all confronted with our vulnerability in the midst of life's challenges. I have a deep passion for helping you navigate through that vulnerability in a safe environment. I have worked with individuals from elementary age through mature adults with an emphasis on adolescent years. Regardless of your stage in life, I believe therapy should be a safe space that allows you to come exactly as you are, wherever you might find yourself on a sometimes difficult journey.
(629) 333-1910 View (629) 333-1910
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Covenant Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC.
LMSW
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902
Covenant Counseling & Consultation Services (CCCS) is a Christian agency whose mission is to provide counseling, assessments, treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation, case management, and training. We offer at-risk youth and families a holistic approach to mental, emotional, spiritual and behavioral needs with The Lord Jesus Christ as the only true evidence-based provider. Our services include Alcohol and Drug, Grief, Anger Management, Parenting, and Family-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services with a foundation of faith-based practices.
Covenant Counseling & Consultation Services (CCCS) is a Christian agency whose mission is to provide counseling, assessments, treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation, case management, and training. We offer at-risk youth and families a holistic approach to mental, emotional, spiritual and behavioral needs with The Lord Jesus Christ as the only true evidence-based provider. Our services include Alcohol and Drug, Grief, Anger Management, Parenting, and Family-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services with a foundation of faith-based practices.
(865) 940-0720 View (865) 940-0720
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Amanda Surdock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37902
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in assessment and evaluation across the lifespan. I enjoy working with people of all ages, and I specialize in diagnosis and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in assessment and evaluation across the lifespan. I enjoy working with people of all ages, and I specialize in diagnosis and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression.
(865) 321-1076 View (865) 321-1076
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Kayla Avery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, -MHSP
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and/or trauma related disorders who hope to have an improvement in lifestyle. I have worked in the Clarksville area since 2008 with a variety of populations, with extensive work with active duty and veteran individuals. In every situation, my goal is to make sure you are heard, not as a symptom or something that needs to be fixed, but as a human with feelings and goals.
I work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and/or trauma related disorders who hope to have an improvement in lifestyle. I have worked in the Clarksville area since 2008 with a variety of populations, with extensive work with active duty and veteran individuals. In every situation, my goal is to make sure you are heard, not as a symptom or something that needs to be fixed, but as a human with feelings and goals.
(931) 398-1104 View (931) 398-1104
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Chris (Charlotte) Lawless Buchanan
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADACII, NCAC-I, CAC, QCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
I have built my practice believing that everyone deserves a second chance, respect, peace and happiness. My purpose is to assist and support you while you reach YOUR goals. Life can be challenging at times. Seeking to restore balance and harmony in your daily life takes effort and courage. Successful outcomes are possible. Helping you adopt tools and skills to achieve a peaceful mind, healthy marriage/relationship, and your best life is our ambition. Call us. We are waiting to help.
I have built my practice believing that everyone deserves a second chance, respect, peace and happiness. My purpose is to assist and support you while you reach YOUR goals. Life can be challenging at times. Seeking to restore balance and harmony in your daily life takes effort and courage. Successful outcomes are possible. Helping you adopt tools and skills to achieve a peaceful mind, healthy marriage/relationship, and your best life is our ambition. Call us. We are waiting to help.
(615) 823-6051 View (615) 823-6051
Photo of Logan Hubbard, Marriage & Family Therapist in 37902, TN
Logan Hubbard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I know first-hand how overwhelming finding a therapist can be. I am proud of you for taking this step towards growth & healing. I celebrate diversity & see persons from all backgrounds. I believe the client-therapist relationship is the most important piece in successful therapy. Together we will collaborate to determine what your needs & expectations are for our time together. My approach is holistic & eclectic. I tailor & blend different techniques & theories based on your particular needs & goals. I will share the burden, provide insight, listen with empathy, & view things with fresh eyes & a new perspective.
I know first-hand how overwhelming finding a therapist can be. I am proud of you for taking this step towards growth & healing. I celebrate diversity & see persons from all backgrounds. I believe the client-therapist relationship is the most important piece in successful therapy. Together we will collaborate to determine what your needs & expectations are for our time together. My approach is holistic & eclectic. I tailor & blend different techniques & theories based on your particular needs & goals. I will share the burden, provide insight, listen with empathy, & view things with fresh eyes & a new perspective.
(615) 235-1453 View (615) 235-1453
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Meghan O'Nyon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37902
Not accepting new clients
You look around and ask yourself “Is this really my life right now?” Some days are okay, some are uncomfortable, and others are intolerable. In the tough moments, the things you've tried before don't seem to work. Treading water was fine for a while, but you’re ready to swim. Maybe someone you cared about died. Maybe that inner critic voice is louder or more persistent than it has been before. Maybe your child’s thoughts and feelings are too big for them to handle.
You look around and ask yourself “Is this really my life right now?” Some days are okay, some are uncomfortable, and others are intolerable. In the tough moments, the things you've tried before don't seem to work. Treading water was fine for a while, but you’re ready to swim. Maybe someone you cared about died. Maybe that inner critic voice is louder or more persistent than it has been before. Maybe your child’s thoughts and feelings are too big for them to handle.
(865) 344-2481 View (865) 344-2481
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Desarei Hoss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
We all experience hardships in life, whether sudden or gradual. My experience of 15 years includes working with clients experiencing various life challenges including chronic health issues, grief, family dynamics and personal trauma to providing specialized care for Veterans facing combat-related stress and the effects of redeployment on personal and family well being. My approach emphasizes collaboration and affirmation, cultivating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment where clients feel empowered to explore their emotions and navigate their journey toward healing and resilience.
We all experience hardships in life, whether sudden or gradual. My experience of 15 years includes working with clients experiencing various life challenges including chronic health issues, grief, family dynamics and personal trauma to providing specialized care for Veterans facing combat-related stress and the effects of redeployment on personal and family well being. My approach emphasizes collaboration and affirmation, cultivating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment where clients feel empowered to explore their emotions and navigate their journey toward healing and resilience.
(423) 516-8148 View (423) 516-8148
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Dr. Marilyn Davis, Psy.D., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
Dr. Marilyn Davis, Psy.D., has a Doctor of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a MA in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, both degrees from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Davis works with individuals (18 years and older), couples, and families. Dr. Davis's private practice is located in Clarksville, Tennessee and offers virtual Telehealth behavioral health visits for anyone who resides within the borders of the state of Tennessee.
Dr. Marilyn Davis, Psy.D., has a Doctor of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a MA in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, both degrees from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Davis works with individuals (18 years and older), couples, and families. Dr. Davis's private practice is located in Clarksville, Tennessee and offers virtual Telehealth behavioral health visits for anyone who resides within the borders of the state of Tennessee.
(615) 283-9730 View (615) 283-9730
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Nashville Sex Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, JD
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a sex therapist, I specialize in treating sexual issues. These often include relationship challenges and sexual problems such as lack of desire/low libido, difficulty with arousal, premature ejaculation and trouble reaching orgasm. Anxiety about sexual performance, lost intimacy, sexual abuse, infidelity, menopause, illness and aging can also interfere with sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy addresses problematic or illegal sexual behaviors, sexual compulsivity, paraphilias and fetishes. Clients benefit from exploring issues surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, asexuality, polyamory and kink. I am passionate about helping clients overcome the issues that affect their sexuality so that they more fully enjoy life.
As a sex therapist, I specialize in treating sexual issues. These often include relationship challenges and sexual problems such as lack of desire/low libido, difficulty with arousal, premature ejaculation and trouble reaching orgasm. Anxiety about sexual performance, lost intimacy, sexual abuse, infidelity, menopause, illness and aging can also interfere with sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy addresses problematic or illegal sexual behaviors, sexual compulsivity, paraphilias and fetishes. Clients benefit from exploring issues surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, asexuality, polyamory and kink. I am passionate about helping clients overcome the issues that affect their sexuality so that they more fully enjoy life.
(615) 651-6590 View (615) 651-6590
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Andrea Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37902  (Online Only)
How do you learn to accept and love yourself, letting go of shame and self-doubt, so you can become fully and authentically you? How do you overcome trauma and regulate your emotions? How do you love others and set healthy boundaries? These are questions I can help you answer. My approach is warm and affirming; l enter each session with openness, curiosity, and a trauma informed lens. While I provide clinical expertise, I honor that you are the expert on yourself, your values, and your culture. I am an active participant in sessions, viewing collaboration and consistency as key to the building a trusting therapeutic relationship.
How do you learn to accept and love yourself, letting go of shame and self-doubt, so you can become fully and authentically you? How do you overcome trauma and regulate your emotions? How do you love others and set healthy boundaries? These are questions I can help you answer. My approach is warm and affirming; l enter each session with openness, curiosity, and a trauma informed lens. While I provide clinical expertise, I honor that you are the expert on yourself, your values, and your culture. I am an active participant in sessions, viewing collaboration and consistency as key to the building a trusting therapeutic relationship.
(615) 703-5701 View (615) 703-5701

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Number of Therapists in 37902

30+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 37902 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
81% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 37902 see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37902?

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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.