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Life In Balance Services PLLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and/or depression, is preventing you from living your life. Even on good days, your negative self-talk beats you you up. Everyone can be hard on themselves. It’s exhausting trying to anticipate when these feelings will strike next. You can’t trust your own thoughts. It could be that your painful past or current stress isn’t going away on its own. And most days it takes more than that. Stuck in a vicious cycle with no end in sight, you know you can’t handle this alone anymore. Maybe since it happened, something very upsetting occurred, and it changed you. . But what choice do you have?
Trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and/or depression, is preventing you from living your life. Even on good days, your negative self-talk beats you you up. Everyone can be hard on themselves. It’s exhausting trying to anticipate when these feelings will strike next. You can’t trust your own thoughts. It could be that your painful past or current stress isn’t going away on its own. And most days it takes more than that. Stuck in a vicious cycle with no end in sight, you know you can’t handle this alone anymore. Maybe since it happened, something very upsetting occurred, and it changed you. . But what choice do you have?
(859) 217-4561 View (859) 217-4561
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Dr. Alexandra Forsyth
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! During various seasons in our lives, strength, meaning, hope, joy, empowerment, compassion, and connection can be hard to find within ourselves and with others. My role as a licensed clinical psychologist is to help you on your journey towards healing, self-reflection, understanding, and positive change. Life throws all sorts of challenges our way, and as humans it is necessary, normal, and natural to need help. I am committed to fostering a safe space where your journey is honored, and your identity is celebrated. I value collaboration, flexibility, authenticity, and being human with you in the therapeutic space.
Hello and welcome! During various seasons in our lives, strength, meaning, hope, joy, empowerment, compassion, and connection can be hard to find within ourselves and with others. My role as a licensed clinical psychologist is to help you on your journey towards healing, self-reflection, understanding, and positive change. Life throws all sorts of challenges our way, and as humans it is necessary, normal, and natural to need help. I am committed to fostering a safe space where your journey is honored, and your identity is celebrated. I value collaboration, flexibility, authenticity, and being human with you in the therapeutic space.
(859) 545-8185 View (859) 545-8185
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Lynn Supple
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506
Do you feel like food controls you? Are you tired of constantly thinking about your weight, food, or exercise? Do you feel like you've lost a sense of what matters most? You are not alone in this! An eating disorder can take away your passion, strength, and relationships. I want to help you through the recovery process so you can live the life you desire! We will work together to reset the way you think about food and your body, with the goal of living your best life. To learn more, visit aspirewellnessky.com.
Do you feel like food controls you? Are you tired of constantly thinking about your weight, food, or exercise? Do you feel like you've lost a sense of what matters most? You are not alone in this! An eating disorder can take away your passion, strength, and relationships. I want to help you through the recovery process so you can live the life you desire! We will work together to reset the way you think about food and your body, with the goal of living your best life. To learn more, visit aspirewellnessky.com.
(502) 305-5206 View (502) 305-5206
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Jones Psychological Services LLC
Psychologist, MA, LPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506  (Online Only)
With over twenty-five years of experience, I have focused my work on community mental health. I was the Intensive Children's Outpatient Director / IMPACT Supervisor at a community mental health center for seven years. I was also employed as the Treatment Director for a private therapeutic foster care agency. During this time, I taught general and developmental psychology for Bluegrass Community and Technical College System. I also contracted with First Steps to provide early intervention services to Kentucky's children. I have provided psychological services for the Children's Advocacy Center and Bluegrass Boys Ranch.
With over twenty-five years of experience, I have focused my work on community mental health. I was the Intensive Children's Outpatient Director / IMPACT Supervisor at a community mental health center for seven years. I was also employed as the Treatment Director for a private therapeutic foster care agency. During this time, I taught general and developmental psychology for Bluegrass Community and Technical College System. I also contracted with First Steps to provide early intervention services to Kentucky's children. I have provided psychological services for the Children's Advocacy Center and Bluegrass Boys Ranch.
(859) 636-6852 View (859) 636-6852
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Nan L Ogger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506
I understand that sometimes we are just surviving rather than thriving. While in survival mode, we often rely on disordered eating possibly because of past traumas. This takes its toll on us physically and emotionally. Have you ever spent the majority of the day thinking about food or fearing your next meal? Maybe you have had a big transition in life, moved from home to college, ended a relationship or are now an empty nester. Do you try to avoid looking in the mirror? Do you feel helpless and hopeless? Do you self loathe and compare yourself to others? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, know that there is hope!
I understand that sometimes we are just surviving rather than thriving. While in survival mode, we often rely on disordered eating possibly because of past traumas. This takes its toll on us physically and emotionally. Have you ever spent the majority of the day thinking about food or fearing your next meal? Maybe you have had a big transition in life, moved from home to college, ended a relationship or are now an empty nester. Do you try to avoid looking in the mirror? Do you feel helpless and hopeless? Do you self loathe and compare yourself to others? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, know that there is hope!
(859) 274-0226 View (859) 274-0226
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Jessica R Jones
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am dedicated to providing clients with the best, most effective counseling and psychotherapy services. I have the experience, training, dedication, and heart to help you or your loved one with the issues you are facing. Whether you struggle with chronic mental illness or need help navigating a transitional time in your life, I am here to help. I have extensive experience working specifically with neurodivergent adults (ADHD and/or autism) and I have a passion for helping neurodivergent people navigate existing in a world that is not always designed for them.
I am dedicated to providing clients with the best, most effective counseling and psychotherapy services. I have the experience, training, dedication, and heart to help you or your loved one with the issues you are facing. Whether you struggle with chronic mental illness or need help navigating a transitional time in your life, I am here to help. I have extensive experience working specifically with neurodivergent adults (ADHD and/or autism) and I have a passion for helping neurodivergent people navigate existing in a world that is not always designed for them.
(270) 282-2202 View (270) 282-2202
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Ayse Darnell
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506  (Online Only)
I help those who seem to always struggle on the fringes, the immigrants, the LGBTQIA+, the neurodivergent, etc. You deserve to have a space of healing and complete acceptance to further explore, grow, and understand yourself. It is my goal as a provider to work on what you want to work on during your journey of growth and healing. You are your own expert, I'm just here to keep us on the path. If you are looking for a clinician who accepts you as you are, and wants to help you get on the your best path, I am here to help!
I help those who seem to always struggle on the fringes, the immigrants, the LGBTQIA+, the neurodivergent, etc. You deserve to have a space of healing and complete acceptance to further explore, grow, and understand yourself. It is my goal as a provider to work on what you want to work on during your journey of growth and healing. You are your own expert, I'm just here to keep us on the path. If you are looking for a clinician who accepts you as you are, and wants to help you get on the your best path, I am here to help!
(502) 430-3431 View (502) 430-3431
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Christina Angelica Severo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, my name is Christina, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in Kentucky with 5+ yrs of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and chronic illness. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
Hi, my name is Christina, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in Kentucky with 5+ yrs of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and chronic illness. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
(502) 281-0645 View (502) 281-0645
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Lone Gooch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506
I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 1989 helping individuals and couples improve the quality of their lives by addressing unresolved trauma and dysfunctional interactional patterns stemming from abuse, addiction and toxic family relationships. I specialize in working with depression, anxiety and PTSD. I help my clients feel emotionally connected in their relationships, develop skillful communication strategies and develop internal resources to manage distressing emotional experiences. I provide a safe and inclusive space for your healing to begin and take hold.
I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 1989 helping individuals and couples improve the quality of their lives by addressing unresolved trauma and dysfunctional interactional patterns stemming from abuse, addiction and toxic family relationships. I specialize in working with depression, anxiety and PTSD. I help my clients feel emotionally connected in their relationships, develop skillful communication strategies and develop internal resources to manage distressing emotional experiences. I provide a safe and inclusive space for your healing to begin and take hold.
(859) 449-7801 View (859) 449-7801
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Joanna Rodes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506
I offer individual psychotherapy with an emphasis on clinical hypnosis. I welcome adults and adolescents to my practice seeking a positive approach to addressing anxiety, depression, irrational beliefs, fears, and other limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My goal is to guide you towards a deeper understanding of your own internal resources that when accessed, can help you make the changes you want for yourself. In addition to clinical hypnosis, my approach is influenced by solution-focussed, cognitive-behavioral, attachment, mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) practices.
I offer individual psychotherapy with an emphasis on clinical hypnosis. I welcome adults and adolescents to my practice seeking a positive approach to addressing anxiety, depression, irrational beliefs, fears, and other limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My goal is to guide you towards a deeper understanding of your own internal resources that when accessed, can help you make the changes you want for yourself. In addition to clinical hypnosis, my approach is influenced by solution-focussed, cognitive-behavioral, attachment, mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) practices.
(859) 712-7464 View (859) 712-7464
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Allie Morris
Counselor, MA, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506
My ideal client is someone who recognizes the need for change in their life, but may not know how to go about it to produce positive results. I treat adults and teens who are struggling with trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, and relationship /situationship issues. In addition, cultivating self-awareness and figuring out what goals you have is a big part of therapy no matter what you come in with and is something everyone could benefit from. Being open to talk about hard things is difficult, but also very brave. I see it as a privilege to get to work with those who are ready to make that step in a safe validating environment.
My ideal client is someone who recognizes the need for change in their life, but may not know how to go about it to produce positive results. I treat adults and teens who are struggling with trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, and relationship /situationship issues. In addition, cultivating self-awareness and figuring out what goals you have is a big part of therapy no matter what you come in with and is something everyone could benefit from. Being open to talk about hard things is difficult, but also very brave. I see it as a privilege to get to work with those who are ready to make that step in a safe validating environment.
(606) 328-6028 View (606) 328-6028
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Emily Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like maybe you should talk to someone but don’t feel like things are “bad enough” yet? Do you feel like “other people have it worse” and “I should be thankful” instead of asking for help? Maybe you don’t feel like adding one more thing to your already hectic schedule. You also probably just don’t feel like fighting traffic in what little free time you do have. Did you know your life doesn’t have to be completely falling apart in order to seek therapy services? What if I told you that you could cut the travel and maximize your precious free time by attending teletherapy services from the comfort of your own space?
Do you ever feel like maybe you should talk to someone but don’t feel like things are “bad enough” yet? Do you feel like “other people have it worse” and “I should be thankful” instead of asking for help? Maybe you don’t feel like adding one more thing to your already hectic schedule. You also probably just don’t feel like fighting traffic in what little free time you do have. Did you know your life doesn’t have to be completely falling apart in order to seek therapy services? What if I told you that you could cut the travel and maximize your precious free time by attending teletherapy services from the comfort of your own space?
(615) 236-6433 View (615) 236-6433
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Ember Moran Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , LPCA
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506
Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe it's an emotion, the crippling anxiety or the deblitating depression. Maybe it's a behavior, the constant numbing or never ending people-pleasing. Maybe it's a thought, "I'll never be enough", "'I'm too much", "I'm unlovable". What is it that's burdening you? Many of us want to change, to heal, to let go but how? These burdens often feel too overwhelming to address, especially in the chaos of life. My hope is to offer a safe space for us to compassionately lend attention to the pain you carry around every day. Through tending to our burdens we often uncover clarity, wholeness and peace.
Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe it's an emotion, the crippling anxiety or the deblitating depression. Maybe it's a behavior, the constant numbing or never ending people-pleasing. Maybe it's a thought, "I'll never be enough", "'I'm too much", "I'm unlovable". What is it that's burdening you? Many of us want to change, to heal, to let go but how? These burdens often feel too overwhelming to address, especially in the chaos of life. My hope is to offer a safe space for us to compassionately lend attention to the pain you carry around every day. Through tending to our burdens we often uncover clarity, wholeness and peace.
(859) 681-9778 View (859) 681-9778
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Mara Elizabeth Whalen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in your capacity to heal, transform, rebuild, and rediscover the disconnected and quieted parts of yourself. I believe in you - that you deserve to be seen, heard, and empowered to be the best version of yourself. I am passionate about working with people who no longer want to struggle in silence and are looking for a warm and honest presence to help untangle and process what’s holding them back. Each session is client-directed and I am dedicated to providing you the opportunity to address whatever you are facing today in a comfortable and non-judgmental therapeutic space utilizing individualized interventions.
I believe in your capacity to heal, transform, rebuild, and rediscover the disconnected and quieted parts of yourself. I believe in you - that you deserve to be seen, heard, and empowered to be the best version of yourself. I am passionate about working with people who no longer want to struggle in silence and are looking for a warm and honest presence to help untangle and process what’s holding them back. Each session is client-directed and I am dedicated to providing you the opportunity to address whatever you are facing today in a comfortable and non-judgmental therapeutic space utilizing individualized interventions.
(859) 534-9743 View (859) 534-9743
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Jeremy Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506  (Online Only)
Your therapist, Jeremy, LCSW, offers enhanced engagements for an empowered well-being! Digital engagements may include Minecraft, Roblox, or Virtual Reality and more. The engagements are integrated into evidence-based therapies which are lead by an experienced clinician! ​If clients prefer traditional telehealth sessions, that is welcomed too. Clients are diverse in culture, identity, and age. What clients may share is the need to be heard, to discover directionality, and to find a better sense of well-being. The most common symptoms I treat are anxiety, depression, identity challenges, and frustration intolerance. Email questions!
Your therapist, Jeremy, LCSW, offers enhanced engagements for an empowered well-being! Digital engagements may include Minecraft, Roblox, or Virtual Reality and more. The engagements are integrated into evidence-based therapies which are lead by an experienced clinician! ​If clients prefer traditional telehealth sessions, that is welcomed too. Clients are diverse in culture, identity, and age. What clients may share is the need to be heard, to discover directionality, and to find a better sense of well-being. The most common symptoms I treat are anxiety, depression, identity challenges, and frustration intolerance. Email questions!
(502) 237-0587 View (502) 237-0587
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Rodney Vaughan
Pastoral Counselor, PSAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506
I provide therapy to clients dealing with relational dysfunction and/or problematic sexual behavior. My objective is to provide them with a new language and pragmatic tools to gain a better understanding of how to handle unwanted sexual desires, thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Through therapy, I aim to support my clients in achieving and maintaining sobriety, as well as engaging in deeper recovery work to address underlying issues. I also guide them in rebuilding trust and reintegrating into relationships that have been strained or broken.
I provide therapy to clients dealing with relational dysfunction and/or problematic sexual behavior. My objective is to provide them with a new language and pragmatic tools to gain a better understanding of how to handle unwanted sexual desires, thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Through therapy, I aim to support my clients in achieving and maintaining sobriety, as well as engaging in deeper recovery work to address underlying issues. I also guide them in rebuilding trust and reintegrating into relationships that have been strained or broken.
(502) 706-4626 View (502) 706-4626
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Dr. Hayley Meadows
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506
- IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR SPRING 2024 - Do you struggle to control your anxiety or panic? Do you worry or obsesses excessively? I approach treatment from a compassionate, medical model, recognizing these are symptoms of illnesses to be managed. I specialize in treating children, teens, and adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and anxiety-related disorders. I also work with people with depression, ADHD, PTSD, and eating disorders. To help, I use evidence-based treatments like Exposure with Response-Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also offer affirming care for the LGBTQIA+ community.
- IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR SPRING 2024 - Do you struggle to control your anxiety or panic? Do you worry or obsesses excessively? I approach treatment from a compassionate, medical model, recognizing these are symptoms of illnesses to be managed. I specialize in treating children, teens, and adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and anxiety-related disorders. I also work with people with depression, ADHD, PTSD, and eating disorders. To help, I use evidence-based treatments like Exposure with Response-Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also offer affirming care for the LGBTQIA+ community.
(502) 236-9373 View (502) 236-9373
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Morgan McKinley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506
Hello! Welcome to Kind Mind, which can be the gentle landing place you have been seeking. My name is Morgan and I'm excited you are here. Whether you are seeking out therapy as a means to heal from past traumas or are just looking to grow in self-compassion and awareness, I admire you so much. It can be crazy hard to change, and sometimes even harder to acknowledge change is needed. It is my greatest honor to sit across from individuals and couples who are taking that first step to better themselves - with and immense amount of courage and curiosity - knowing that change can be really hard and uncomfortable.
Hello! Welcome to Kind Mind, which can be the gentle landing place you have been seeking. My name is Morgan and I'm excited you are here. Whether you are seeking out therapy as a means to heal from past traumas or are just looking to grow in self-compassion and awareness, I admire you so much. It can be crazy hard to change, and sometimes even harder to acknowledge change is needed. It is my greatest honor to sit across from individuals and couples who are taking that first step to better themselves - with and immense amount of courage and curiosity - knowing that change can be really hard and uncomfortable.
(502) 563-1244 View (502) 563-1244
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Rosie Siler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40506
Seeking professional help can be a scary process, searching for someone you can trust and share the challenges and life stressors with can seem overwhelming. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Master of Social Work degree from Asbury University and have ten years of experience helping others with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, low self-esteem, grief, communication issues and adjustment disorders.
Seeking professional help can be a scary process, searching for someone you can trust and share the challenges and life stressors with can seem overwhelming. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Master of Social Work degree from Asbury University and have ten years of experience helping others with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, low self-esteem, grief, communication issues and adjustment disorders.
(859) 203-4274 View (859) 203-4274
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Chris Copas
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40506  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field helping individuals with a wide range of issues. I use evidence-based strategies as well as a person-centered approach to individualize your needs, abilities and means to achieve your goals; BUT experience has taught me that a practitioner's informed intuitive sense is crucial for you to benefit from counseling. Therapy is a balance of where things are, where they could be and how to get where we want. This formula is not the same for everyone.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field helping individuals with a wide range of issues. I use evidence-based strategies as well as a person-centered approach to individualize your needs, abilities and means to achieve your goals; BUT experience has taught me that a practitioner's informed intuitive sense is crucial for you to benefit from counseling. Therapy is a balance of where things are, where they could be and how to get where we want. This formula is not the same for everyone.
(502) 289-1699 View (502) 289-1699

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 40506

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 40506 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
73% Life Transitions
68% Coping Skills
68% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
73% Humana
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 40506 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 40506?

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.