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Marissa Pelsozy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Marissa earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University. She is currently licensed as an Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio and has been practicing for 15 + years working with adolescents, adults and families. Marissa has several years working in the psychiatric hospital setting addressing the needs of adults who are in an immediate crisis, and those who are seeking outpatient services. She has done therapeutic programming in high schools regarding self esteem and depression. Marissa also has experience working with couples to promote healthier relationships.
Marissa earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University. She is currently licensed as an Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio and has been practicing for 15 + years working with adolescents, adults and families. Marissa has several years working in the psychiatric hospital setting addressing the needs of adults who are in an immediate crisis, and those who are seeking outpatient services. She has done therapeutic programming in high schools regarding self esteem and depression. Marissa also has experience working with couples to promote healthier relationships.
(440) 291-2010 View (440) 291-2010
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Kathy Chamberlain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
My specialty is trauma. I love to journey with people to help them learn how to live free and full lives. Life is filled with many anxieties, trials, traumas, and obstacles which can create patterns that hinder us from thriving. When we experience trauma, our brain and body create adaptive or maladaptive patterns to cope with trauma. My goal is to partner with my clients to identify the problems, create effective goals, and increase healthy cognitive, emotional, and behavioral skills in order to decrease symptoms and develop healthy coping tools. I provide Christian counseling to those seeking support from a faith based perspective.
My specialty is trauma. I love to journey with people to help them learn how to live free and full lives. Life is filled with many anxieties, trials, traumas, and obstacles which can create patterns that hinder us from thriving. When we experience trauma, our brain and body create adaptive or maladaptive patterns to cope with trauma. My goal is to partner with my clients to identify the problems, create effective goals, and increase healthy cognitive, emotional, and behavioral skills in order to decrease symptoms and develop healthy coping tools. I provide Christian counseling to those seeking support from a faith based perspective.
(440) 538-1731 View (440) 538-1731
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Elizabeth (Beth) Ann Wilson
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
My goal as a counselor is to guide both individuals and couples as they navigate any personal, relationship, gender, or sexuality-related concerns. Life is an ongoing process with challenges. This offers an opportunity for personal growth through our relationships with others and within ourselves. I employ a holistic approach to my practice, fostering an empathetic and down-to-earth atmosphere. I am privileged to work with and fully understand and accept my clients by providing a comfortable, safe, and judgment-free environment. Together we can embrace and nurture what makes you uniquely and authentically you.
My goal as a counselor is to guide both individuals and couples as they navigate any personal, relationship, gender, or sexuality-related concerns. Life is an ongoing process with challenges. This offers an opportunity for personal growth through our relationships with others and within ourselves. I employ a holistic approach to my practice, fostering an empathetic and down-to-earth atmosphere. I am privileged to work with and fully understand and accept my clients by providing a comfortable, safe, and judgment-free environment. Together we can embrace and nurture what makes you uniquely and authentically you.
(216) 238-6821 View (216) 238-6821
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Zoey Holguin
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT-S, LMFT, MSMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
It goes without saying that relationships are tough. You just didn't think it would get this tough. Things have changed since the kids came along. You thought once they got older and things would settled down, you'd get back to the two of you but that hasn't happened. And the conflict has gotten worse. You can't even remember what the conflict was about to begin with but it's never, ever resolved. And the disconnection you feel as a result of the conflict is increasingly painful. Or you are so tired of the same conflict pattern again and again, you've stopped caring all together.
It goes without saying that relationships are tough. You just didn't think it would get this tough. Things have changed since the kids came along. You thought once they got older and things would settled down, you'd get back to the two of you but that hasn't happened. And the conflict has gotten worse. You can't even remember what the conflict was about to begin with but it's never, ever resolved. And the disconnection you feel as a result of the conflict is increasingly painful. Or you are so tired of the same conflict pattern again and again, you've stopped caring all together.
(440) 252-4863 View (440) 252-4863
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Matthew McKinley
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022  (Online Only)
I am an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with over 7-years of experience working in the mental health field. I consider psychology, mental health, and the inner-experience as a life-long passion of mine and strive to keep improving in my knowledge and therapeutic application. I am founded in and pay respect to the natural healing that comes from genuine human connection. My aim is to create a non-judgmental and secure atmosphere in counseling that is driven by mutual respect and a shared curiosity between myself and clients.
I am an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with over 7-years of experience working in the mental health field. I consider psychology, mental health, and the inner-experience as a life-long passion of mine and strive to keep improving in my knowledge and therapeutic application. I am founded in and pay respect to the natural healing that comes from genuine human connection. My aim is to create a non-judgmental and secure atmosphere in counseling that is driven by mutual respect and a shared curiosity between myself and clients.
(440) 271-5979 View (440) 271-5979
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Brian Dewyre
Counselor, PCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
When I entered the counseling profession over twenty-five years ago, my desire was to help people adjust to some of life's challenges and setbacks, while finding meaning and purpose. The therapeutic relationship is a safe venue in which one’s goals, whether life coaching, healing and recovery, improving relationships, or enhancing life satisfaction can be realized. My excitement for assisting people to develop meaningful goals for fulfillment in their life situation remains a passion. I work with children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and families to improve the quality of their lives.
When I entered the counseling profession over twenty-five years ago, my desire was to help people adjust to some of life's challenges and setbacks, while finding meaning and purpose. The therapeutic relationship is a safe venue in which one’s goals, whether life coaching, healing and recovery, improving relationships, or enhancing life satisfaction can be realized. My excitement for assisting people to develop meaningful goals for fulfillment in their life situation remains a passion. I work with children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and families to improve the quality of their lives.
(440) 287-7448 View (440) 287-7448
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Wendy Weil
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. I’m here to guide you through your personal challenges. I work with adults and couples seeking support and positive change. My goal is for you to feel “truly seen” and supported by me your therapist as you share, discover and face fears to get yourself to a better place. I work with mood disorders, anxiety, stress, divorce, trauma, neglect, domestic violence, life confusion, medical conditions and grief.
Welcome. I’m here to guide you through your personal challenges. I work with adults and couples seeking support and positive change. My goal is for you to feel “truly seen” and supported by me your therapist as you share, discover and face fears to get yourself to a better place. I work with mood disorders, anxiety, stress, divorce, trauma, neglect, domestic violence, life confusion, medical conditions and grief.
(440) 271-8018 View (440) 271-8018
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Dr. Michele Fry
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
You have the power to change. When you understand how you function and respond biologically, mentally, socially, and spiritually, you can create new ways of experiencing the world. I can help you build the techniques you need for success and peace. I have a doctoral specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology for individual corporate counseling, leadership growth, or workshops. I can help with work-life balance and understanding your processes. I also am a foster and adoptive parent and like to work with parents who have fostered and adopted. It is a complex experience.
You have the power to change. When you understand how you function and respond biologically, mentally, socially, and spiritually, you can create new ways of experiencing the world. I can help you build the techniques you need for success and peace. I have a doctoral specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology for individual corporate counseling, leadership growth, or workshops. I can help with work-life balance and understanding your processes. I also am a foster and adoptive parent and like to work with parents who have fostered and adopted. It is a complex experience.
(216) 290-2101 View (216) 290-2101
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Lisa Santoriella
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Across her 15 years of clinical practice, Lisa has worked in inpatient and community-based settings both in direct practice and supervisory capacities. Lisa has a specialty with the LGBTQ+ population. She sees people ages 5 - 60 with challenges and symptoms related to anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, stress management, peer relational issues, emotional regulation/expression and trauma.
Across her 15 years of clinical practice, Lisa has worked in inpatient and community-based settings both in direct practice and supervisory capacities. Lisa has a specialty with the LGBTQ+ population. She sees people ages 5 - 60 with challenges and symptoms related to anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, stress management, peer relational issues, emotional regulation/expression and trauma.
(440) 597-4050 View (440) 597-4050
James Elek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
I am a strengths-based counselor who helps people figure out how they can feel better mentally and emotionally. I work with clients of varying ages and diagnoses. I do not treat diagnoses, I help people identify ways to be more equipped to handle life stressors, whatever they may be.
I am a strengths-based counselor who helps people figure out how they can feel better mentally and emotionally. I work with clients of varying ages and diagnoses. I do not treat diagnoses, I help people identify ways to be more equipped to handle life stressors, whatever they may be.
(440) 968-5084 View (440) 968-5084
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Saul Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
I am both a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Life Coach. The main focus of my practice is supporting neuro-diverse clients and their families. This includes, but is not limited to, ADHD and Autism.
I am both a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Life Coach. The main focus of my practice is supporting neuro-diverse clients and their families. This includes, but is not limited to, ADHD and Autism.
(440) 762-6126 View (440) 762-6126
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Josie Platt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022  (Online Only)
I have been working with teens, children, families and adults since 1988. I believe in warmly supporting my clients through the struggles and traumas of life. I use a variety of theoretical approaches, as therapy is not a one size fits all medium. I have worked in In-Patient settings as well as Out-Patient settings. My goal for my clients is that I am able to provide them with a safe and supportive environment where together we can explore their hopes, needs, and possibilities so they are able to move forward towards a better, kinder and gentler path in life.
I have been working with teens, children, families and adults since 1988. I believe in warmly supporting my clients through the struggles and traumas of life. I use a variety of theoretical approaches, as therapy is not a one size fits all medium. I have worked in In-Patient settings as well as Out-Patient settings. My goal for my clients is that I am able to provide them with a safe and supportive environment where together we can explore their hopes, needs, and possibilities so they are able to move forward towards a better, kinder and gentler path in life.
(440) 635-3856 View (440) 635-3856
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Jessica Chapman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Not accepting new clients
You may struggle to be present with friends and family. Perhaps you often imagine - and even expect - the worst-case scenario. You may prioritize the needs of others - but not tend to your own needs. Perhaps you rely on control to cope. Or you get caught up in the "not good enough" story that prevents you from reaching your potential. You wish there was more room for peace and joy in your life. You deserve that life and, together, we will uncover and overcome the roadblocks standing in your way, while developing new skills to cope with life's stressors.
You may struggle to be present with friends and family. Perhaps you often imagine - and even expect - the worst-case scenario. You may prioritize the needs of others - but not tend to your own needs. Perhaps you rely on control to cope. Or you get caught up in the "not good enough" story that prevents you from reaching your potential. You wish there was more room for peace and joy in your life. You deserve that life and, together, we will uncover and overcome the roadblocks standing in your way, while developing new skills to cope with life's stressors.
(440) 616-7645 View (440) 616-7645
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TheraVault LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Are you nervous about starting treatment? Are you unsure about opening up to a stranger? At TheraVault, our clinicians are warm, inviting, supportive, and hear to listen and help you through your challenges in life, big or small. We have a variety of clinicians with different skill set sets and training to meet client needs. We approach care as well rounded and holistic as possible. As individuals we are not 2 dimensional and neither should our healing journey. If you are new to therapy and unsure of what to expect, we can make the first step easy for you, if you have been to therapy before we can pick up where you left off or restart if needed. Our goal is to help you with your goals, if you aren't sure what those are we can help you explore what you might not be able to put into words. Being vulnerable is scary, overwhelming, and difficult. You don't have to have all the answers, show up and allow us to walk with your through this difficult time.
Are you nervous about starting treatment? Are you unsure about opening up to a stranger? At TheraVault, our clinicians are warm, inviting, supportive, and hear to listen and help you through your challenges in life, big or small. We have a variety of clinicians with different skill set sets and training to meet client needs. We approach care as well rounded and holistic as possible. As individuals we are not 2 dimensional and neither should our healing journey. If you are new to therapy and unsure of what to expect, we can make the first step easy for you, if you have been to therapy before we can pick up where you left off or restart if needed. Our goal is to help you with your goals, if you aren't sure what those are we can help you explore what you might not be able to put into words. Being vulnerable is scary, overwhelming, and difficult. You don't have to have all the answers, show up and allow us to walk with your through this difficult time.
(440) 517-4961 View (440) 517-4961
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Joan Tiefel
Counselor, MA, PCC
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Are you struggling with a DIFFICULT MARRIAGE including feeling unloved, disrespected, unheard or emotionally unsupported? Are you having FINANCIAL or PARENTING PROBLEMS? Do you suffer from PANIC ATTACKS: feel ANXIOUS,OVER-WHELMED or STRESSED? You are NOT alone. Together we can find practical, workable solutions to help you work through your situation with confidence and courage so you can look forward to your future with hope and excitement. You will feel free to be yourself in a safe, stress-free environment without fear of judgment or criticism. Only YOU can take the first steps to CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Are you struggling with a DIFFICULT MARRIAGE including feeling unloved, disrespected, unheard or emotionally unsupported? Are you having FINANCIAL or PARENTING PROBLEMS? Do you suffer from PANIC ATTACKS: feel ANXIOUS,OVER-WHELMED or STRESSED? You are NOT alone. Together we can find practical, workable solutions to help you work through your situation with confidence and courage so you can look forward to your future with hope and excitement. You will feel free to be yourself in a safe, stress-free environment without fear of judgment or criticism. Only YOU can take the first steps to CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
(330) 367-5730 View (330) 367-5730
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Michael B Canton
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022  (Online Only)
I am licensed in North Carolina and Ohio with 7+ years of professional work experience. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. I also specialize in men's coaching, and have a knack for working with teen boys. I help clients develop daily practices, along with custom coping strategies for specific triggers. I also help clients clarify their life purpose, and bring that purpose into their chosen relationships and career. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional & sexual intimacy. Overall, I offer guidance for a more mindful, embodied & spiritual lifestyle.
I am licensed in North Carolina and Ohio with 7+ years of professional work experience. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. I also specialize in men's coaching, and have a knack for working with teen boys. I help clients develop daily practices, along with custom coping strategies for specific triggers. I also help clients clarify their life purpose, and bring that purpose into their chosen relationships and career. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional & sexual intimacy. Overall, I offer guidance for a more mindful, embodied & spiritual lifestyle.
(330) 778-8656 View (330) 778-8656
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Michael Guyer
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
The goal in life is to express ones abilities and unique personality characteristics in a way that achieves fulfillment over the lifespan. Sometimes that entails seeking assistance to promote that journey if/when the individual believes they are not achieving progress. Whether it's developmental, school and career building, or family and relationship issues over the lifespan one can feel stuck and need the services of a professional. Don't let procrastination or other circumstances deprive you of a life where you have not fulfilled your goals and ambitions.
The goal in life is to express ones abilities and unique personality characteristics in a way that achieves fulfillment over the lifespan. Sometimes that entails seeking assistance to promote that journey if/when the individual believes they are not achieving progress. Whether it's developmental, school and career building, or family and relationship issues over the lifespan one can feel stuck and need the services of a professional. Don't let procrastination or other circumstances deprive you of a life where you have not fulfilled your goals and ambitions.
(440) 510-3452 View (440) 510-3452
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Jenny Eish
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022  (Online Only)
The struggles we face as we travel through life may leave us feeling like a piece of the self has been cracked, chipped away, covered up, or like shadows have formed within one’s self. In relationships it may feel like there is something wrong, but difficult to pinpoint what. Whatever brought you here, you have taken the first step, moving towards becoming more whole and changing your life for the better. Through a collaborative approach, my goal is to help you put the pieces together in a way that feels best to you, so that you may move forward in your life towards a happier and more fulfilling future.
The struggles we face as we travel through life may leave us feeling like a piece of the self has been cracked, chipped away, covered up, or like shadows have formed within one’s self. In relationships it may feel like there is something wrong, but difficult to pinpoint what. Whatever brought you here, you have taken the first step, moving towards becoming more whole and changing your life for the better. Through a collaborative approach, my goal is to help you put the pieces together in a way that feels best to you, so that you may move forward in your life towards a happier and more fulfilling future.
(440) 271-8512 View (440) 271-8512
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Monica Forsberg
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you enhance your life so you can live more fully in the present. Life is a journey, not a destination. If you're feeling anxious, confused, experiencing loss or depressed, reaching out for help is a powerful, courageous first step in your journey to emotional well being. If you're life feels difficult, counseling can help you. Counseling is a collaborative venture with you wanting to change and me, a counselor whose passion is helping you to make those courageous changes and reaching your goals.
My goal is to help you enhance your life so you can live more fully in the present. Life is a journey, not a destination. If you're feeling anxious, confused, experiencing loss or depressed, reaching out for help is a powerful, courageous first step in your journey to emotional well being. If you're life feels difficult, counseling can help you. Counseling is a collaborative venture with you wanting to change and me, a counselor whose passion is helping you to make those courageous changes and reaching your goals.
(216) 503-8356 View (216) 503-8356
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Judith Garncarek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, ACHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022  (Online Only)
I support and guide Clients in their quest to release old patterns of behaviors that they recognize as no longer serving them. If you are looking for emotional growth, increased awareness, and the ability to release unwanted behaviors then lets begin. I will help you building an emotional vocabulary to understand deep feelings of sadness, grief, disappointment, regret, shame, anger, overwhelmed, loneliness, and many other emotions. This is where the journey begins to an increased freedom from past pain and suffering.
I support and guide Clients in their quest to release old patterns of behaviors that they recognize as no longer serving them. If you are looking for emotional growth, increased awareness, and the ability to release unwanted behaviors then lets begin. I will help you building an emotional vocabulary to understand deep feelings of sadness, grief, disappointment, regret, shame, anger, overwhelmed, loneliness, and many other emotions. This is where the journey begins to an increased freedom from past pain and suffering.
(234) 231-0537 View (234) 231-0537
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 44022

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 44022 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Stress
69% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
77% Anthem | Elevance
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 44022 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 44022?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.