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Jamye Cruse
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
I'm Jayme! My expertise lies in treating a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. My priority is to create a therapeutic environment where you feel at ease and supported. Throughout our sessions, I'll ensure that you feel genuinely safe and comfortable as we work through any challenges you may be facing.
I'm Jayme! My expertise lies in treating a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. My priority is to create a therapeutic environment where you feel at ease and supported. Throughout our sessions, I'll ensure that you feel genuinely safe and comfortable as we work through any challenges you may be facing.
(440) 291-5924 View (440) 291-5924
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Elliot Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44113
Elliot has a passion for providing safe and identity-affirming mental health care for members of the neurodivergent, queer, trans, kink, and polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous communities. Elliot takes a person-centered, empowerment-based approach that treats each individual as the best expert on themselves and acknowledges the impacts of marginalization and complex trauma. Elliot has an interest in areas including anxiety, depression, intimacy-related concerns, gender & sexuality, spirituality, trauma recovery, addiction, body image, eating disorder recovery, and supporting the neurodivergent lived experience.
Elliot has a passion for providing safe and identity-affirming mental health care for members of the neurodivergent, queer, trans, kink, and polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous communities. Elliot takes a person-centered, empowerment-based approach that treats each individual as the best expert on themselves and acknowledges the impacts of marginalization and complex trauma. Elliot has an interest in areas including anxiety, depression, intimacy-related concerns, gender & sexuality, spirituality, trauma recovery, addiction, body image, eating disorder recovery, and supporting the neurodivergent lived experience.
(440) 739-6667 View (440) 739-6667
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Molly Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44113
As a Licensed Independent Social Worker in private practice, I work with adults in individual therapy to address issues including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, and life adjustments and transitions. I value the process of working collaboratively with people to help them increase self-awareness and decrease suffering.
As a Licensed Independent Social Worker in private practice, I work with adults in individual therapy to address issues including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, and life adjustments and transitions. I value the process of working collaboratively with people to help them increase self-awareness and decrease suffering.
(216) 208-7128 View (216) 208-7128
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Erik Ribera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing at Grow Well Cleveland, LLC under the supervision of Holly Hengartner, LPCC-S. I am a graduate of Cleveland State University, and earned my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I believe therapeutic counseling offers space for those seeking to make intentional changes in their life. Committed to providing specific care for each individual's unique needs, I connect and meet my clients where they are, supporting the vulnerable moments that the process can create. My work with clients has an eclectic, strengths based, "here and now" theoretical framework.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing at Grow Well Cleveland, LLC under the supervision of Holly Hengartner, LPCC-S. I am a graduate of Cleveland State University, and earned my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I believe therapeutic counseling offers space for those seeking to make intentional changes in their life. Committed to providing specific care for each individual's unique needs, I connect and meet my clients where they are, supporting the vulnerable moments that the process can create. My work with clients has an eclectic, strengths based, "here and now" theoretical framework.
(216) 208-7407 View (216) 208-7407
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Ruth DuBois- Earley
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113
It may seem like you haven't yet had the opportunity to fully connect with and understand your true self. I aim to join you on your journey of self-exploration and empowerment, guiding you through the process of identifying, confronting, and transforming the patterns that no longer serve you. I am committed to fostering your healing journey through ongoing curiosity and exploration. In the words of Gabi Abrão, "As long as 'why' exists, everything in this life is suspended in a sacred open-endedness." You possess the capacity to craft a life that resonates with your deepest desires by embracing all facets of your being.
It may seem like you haven't yet had the opportunity to fully connect with and understand your true self. I aim to join you on your journey of self-exploration and empowerment, guiding you through the process of identifying, confronting, and transforming the patterns that no longer serve you. I am committed to fostering your healing journey through ongoing curiosity and exploration. In the words of Gabi Abrão, "As long as 'why' exists, everything in this life is suspended in a sacred open-endedness." You possess the capacity to craft a life that resonates with your deepest desires by embracing all facets of your being.
(216) 750-3122 View (216) 750-3122
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Hannah Pais
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
Loud inner critics are never satisfied, no matter how hard you push yourself or how much you achieve. Maybe past experiences have caused you to feel "not good enough". Eventually, that belief will start to cause damage to your relationships, work, and even your health. Over-achieving, putting yourself last, and setting yourself on fire to keep other people warm isn’t working anymore. When starting therapy, my clients realize that they had lost themselves trying to be who they were "supposed" to be. With therapy, they find themselves, slow down to celebrate accomplishments, relax without feeling guilty, and live fully in the present.
Loud inner critics are never satisfied, no matter how hard you push yourself or how much you achieve. Maybe past experiences have caused you to feel "not good enough". Eventually, that belief will start to cause damage to your relationships, work, and even your health. Over-achieving, putting yourself last, and setting yourself on fire to keep other people warm isn’t working anymore. When starting therapy, my clients realize that they had lost themselves trying to be who they were "supposed" to be. With therapy, they find themselves, slow down to celebrate accomplishments, relax without feeling guilty, and live fully in the present.
(216) 284-9958 View (216) 284-9958
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Lauren Holland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44113
Waitlist for new clients
I am a marriage and family therapist (MFT) that focuses on helping children, parents, and families explore their world through the modality of play and relational experience in therapy. The overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and conflict that builds in yourself and relationships can keep you feeling stuck and like there is no way out. Through providing a safe space for you and your child to learn more about themselves and for you to learn more about them, there are endless possibilities to do things differently and find relief.
I am a marriage and family therapist (MFT) that focuses on helping children, parents, and families explore their world through the modality of play and relational experience in therapy. The overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and conflict that builds in yourself and relationships can keep you feeling stuck and like there is no way out. Through providing a safe space for you and your child to learn more about themselves and for you to learn more about them, there are endless possibilities to do things differently and find relief.
(440) 291-8079 View (440) 291-8079
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Brielle Giomini
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44113
Have you been searching for a therapeutic relationship where you can feel genuinely heard, seen, and valued as your authentic self? Or perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or concerns in your relationships with family, friends, or partner(s)? I recognize the immense importance of finding the right fit in a therapist, and my priority is to meet my clients right where they are, and to co-create a safe and empathic space that will facilitate meaningful connection. Using a strength-based approach, I provide gender and sexual identity-affirming, trauma-informed, sex-positive, kink-allied, and culturally sensitive care.
Have you been searching for a therapeutic relationship where you can feel genuinely heard, seen, and valued as your authentic self? Or perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or concerns in your relationships with family, friends, or partner(s)? I recognize the immense importance of finding the right fit in a therapist, and my priority is to meet my clients right where they are, and to co-create a safe and empathic space that will facilitate meaningful connection. Using a strength-based approach, I provide gender and sexual identity-affirming, trauma-informed, sex-positive, kink-allied, and culturally sensitive care.
(440) 595-3844 View (440) 595-3844
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DeQuan A Brown
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44113
Not accepting new clients
Clients who work with me are searching for ways to grow personally, professionally, interpersonally, intrapersonally, and oftentimes all of the above. Clients that choose to work with me are encouraged to be their authentic selves without fear of judgement or rejection in a safe and brave environment. Clients find new meanings and ways of living that strengthen them to ward off depression, anxiety, trauma responses, and other barriers preventing them from living their lives fully. Clients also work with me to reprocess their traumatic memories and develop healthier futures using EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
Clients who work with me are searching for ways to grow personally, professionally, interpersonally, intrapersonally, and oftentimes all of the above. Clients that choose to work with me are encouraged to be their authentic selves without fear of judgement or rejection in a safe and brave environment. Clients find new meanings and ways of living that strengthen them to ward off depression, anxiety, trauma responses, and other barriers preventing them from living their lives fully. Clients also work with me to reprocess their traumatic memories and develop healthier futures using EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
(440) 335-5544 View (440) 335-5544
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Cleveland Sex & Intimacy Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113
Looking to have more fulfilling relationships with other people? Needing to unpack unhelpful narratives from childhood that are confining you from individual and relational growth? Many people have deeply challenging and hurtful experiences in past relationships, be it family members, friendships, or even at a societal level. These messages can alter the way we view ourselves and the relationships we cultivate. CSIC works with all individuals, partners, and relationships to build and create better relationships with yourself and important others within your life. We seek to empower and support couples who are LGBTQ+, kink, & poly.
Looking to have more fulfilling relationships with other people? Needing to unpack unhelpful narratives from childhood that are confining you from individual and relational growth? Many people have deeply challenging and hurtful experiences in past relationships, be it family members, friendships, or even at a societal level. These messages can alter the way we view ourselves and the relationships we cultivate. CSIC works with all individuals, partners, and relationships to build and create better relationships with yourself and important others within your life. We seek to empower and support couples who are LGBTQ+, kink, & poly.
(440) 271-3679 View (440) 271-3679
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April Elsasser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, RYT 200, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113
The general goals for the client are to identify issues, develop a plan of action, and implement that plan. This is a very personal process. It is educational and developmental by nature. Cures are not immediate, pain-free, or instant by nature, but may require diligent effort and candid exploration. This process often involves experiencing ‘unpleasant’ feelings as part of the counseling process within and outside of scheduled sessions. If you are looking for deep and transformative healing work, I welcome you to explore further. NEW and INTAKE clients please contact me via email - thank you!
The general goals for the client are to identify issues, develop a plan of action, and implement that plan. This is a very personal process. It is educational and developmental by nature. Cures are not immediate, pain-free, or instant by nature, but may require diligent effort and candid exploration. This process often involves experiencing ‘unpleasant’ feelings as part of the counseling process within and outside of scheduled sessions. If you are looking for deep and transformative healing work, I welcome you to explore further. NEW and INTAKE clients please contact me via email - thank you!
(216) 232-9453 View (216) 232-9453
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Jessie Leu
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LCDCIII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113
I have been practicing therapeutic services in multiple settings over the past 6.5 years and have experience working with eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use. I believe in providing a safe space for my clients using a person-centered approach which focuses on the importance of each client's goals, preferences, and values. My main focus in session is ensuring that each client is heard, respected, and able to be their most authentic self. I am a sex-positive therapist, and affirming to those in the LGBTQ +, communities.
I have been practicing therapeutic services in multiple settings over the past 6.5 years and have experience working with eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use. I believe in providing a safe space for my clients using a person-centered approach which focuses on the importance of each client's goals, preferences, and values. My main focus in session is ensuring that each client is heard, respected, and able to be their most authentic self. I am a sex-positive therapist, and affirming to those in the LGBTQ +, communities.
(440) 750-2443 View (440) 750-2443
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Miguel Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
Something is not feeling right or going the way you would like it to in your life. Maybe its depression or anxiety, a relationship that has gone sour, maybe you feel stuck or confused, lost or just plain not content with how things are going. You would like a change, a goal to be reached, or to better understand yourself or someone else. I believe I can help with these types of challenges. Being a therapist is not just a job to me. The relationship of client and therapist gives me a feeling of profound awe and respect, and often love. I love my job and I love that maybe, just maybe, I can help you embody the change you are seeking.
Something is not feeling right or going the way you would like it to in your life. Maybe its depression or anxiety, a relationship that has gone sour, maybe you feel stuck or confused, lost or just plain not content with how things are going. You would like a change, a goal to be reached, or to better understand yourself or someone else. I believe I can help with these types of challenges. Being a therapist is not just a job to me. The relationship of client and therapist gives me a feeling of profound awe and respect, and often love. I love my job and I love that maybe, just maybe, I can help you embody the change you are seeking.
(216) 250-1607 View (216) 250-1607
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Jacob Irey
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113
The weight of being alive, alone, hopeless, or stuck can feel unbearable or suffocating. Often we may feel that we know where we'd like to be in life, but don't know how to get there, or maybe we don't see a future at all. How does one overcome this sense of dread, or make sense from meaninglessness? It is my hope through authentic connections with others, we can discover what it means for each of us to live fully, thoroughly, and well. Conversations begin in an environment in which clients can feel safe, heard, and free to be themselves.
The weight of being alive, alone, hopeless, or stuck can feel unbearable or suffocating. Often we may feel that we know where we'd like to be in life, but don't know how to get there, or maybe we don't see a future at all. How does one overcome this sense of dread, or make sense from meaninglessness? It is my hope through authentic connections with others, we can discover what it means for each of us to live fully, thoroughly, and well. Conversations begin in an environment in which clients can feel safe, heard, and free to be themselves.
(216) 208-7227 View (216) 208-7227
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Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
You may be struggling with a lot right now, and I want to welcome you to reach out to me anytime. In our lives, we have to deal with so many difficulties. Even when things seem like they are going well, there can exist inner conflict and a lingering sense that something might be wrong. Things are moving fast, and you may feel like your attention span has shrunk. You may be zoning out or just feeling like something terrible could happen. You may be having trouble sleeping, managing impulses, making decisions, or maintaining motivation. You may be struggling with people or challenging situations in your life.
You may be struggling with a lot right now, and I want to welcome you to reach out to me anytime. In our lives, we have to deal with so many difficulties. Even when things seem like they are going well, there can exist inner conflict and a lingering sense that something might be wrong. Things are moving fast, and you may feel like your attention span has shrunk. You may be zoning out or just feeling like something terrible could happen. You may be having trouble sleeping, managing impulses, making decisions, or maintaining motivation. You may be struggling with people or challenging situations in your life.
(440) 762-6963 View (440) 762-6963
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Stephani Worley
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
Are you ready to finally stop reliving a traumatic situation (e.g. childbirth, car accident or assault) over and over again? Want to actually sleep through the night, calmly walk into meetings or stop overthinking every situation? Stephani uses an evidence-based, non-invasive process that will effectively help you release intense emotional reactions to past events and current situations. In just a few sessions you’ll start feeling the results. You'll feel more in control of your emotions and more confident to face the world. Plus, this tool can continue to help you long after your therapy work is done.
Are you ready to finally stop reliving a traumatic situation (e.g. childbirth, car accident or assault) over and over again? Want to actually sleep through the night, calmly walk into meetings or stop overthinking every situation? Stephani uses an evidence-based, non-invasive process that will effectively help you release intense emotional reactions to past events and current situations. In just a few sessions you’ll start feeling the results. You'll feel more in control of your emotions and more confident to face the world. Plus, this tool can continue to help you long after your therapy work is done.
(440) 754-7844 View (440) 754-7844
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Seth Takacs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
Many of my clients struggle with dread, shame, anxiety, trauma, existential thoughts, as well as negative expectations for themselves and the world around them. Through a combination of evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, and a person-centered approach, I meet my clients on the journey of overcoming these obstacles, toward achieving both their emotional and behavioral goals.
Many of my clients struggle with dread, shame, anxiety, trauma, existential thoughts, as well as negative expectations for themselves and the world around them. Through a combination of evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, and a person-centered approach, I meet my clients on the journey of overcoming these obstacles, toward achieving both their emotional and behavioral goals.
(440) 291-3060 View (440) 291-3060
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LaKendra Johnson
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, PMH-C, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
Are you the Mom you want to be? Maybe you're struggling with the often overwhelming balancing act that comes with motherhood. Whether you’re experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety, or just need support during a significant life transition, myself and those at Changing Lanes specialize in providing empathetic and culturally sensitive care for all mothers. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive space where you can explore your feelings, develop coping strategies, and build resilience. We understand the unique challenges that come with motherhood, and we're here to help you navigate them with confidence and compassion.
Are you the Mom you want to be? Maybe you're struggling with the often overwhelming balancing act that comes with motherhood. Whether you’re experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety, or just need support during a significant life transition, myself and those at Changing Lanes specialize in providing empathetic and culturally sensitive care for all mothers. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive space where you can explore your feelings, develop coping strategies, and build resilience. We understand the unique challenges that come with motherhood, and we're here to help you navigate them with confidence and compassion.
(234) 414-5363 View (234) 414-5363
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Ashley Stotesbery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
Many of my clients struggle with dread, shame, anxiety, trauma, existential thoughts, as well as negative expectations for themselves and the world around them. Through a combination of evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and a person-centered approach, I walk with my clients on the journey of overcoming these obstacles, toward achieving both their emotional and behavioral goals.
Many of my clients struggle with dread, shame, anxiety, trauma, existential thoughts, as well as negative expectations for themselves and the world around them. Through a combination of evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and a person-centered approach, I walk with my clients on the journey of overcoming these obstacles, toward achieving both their emotional and behavioral goals.
(440) 644-3657 View (440) 644-3657
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Rachel Drotar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113
We are evolving people living at the intersections of multiple identities. To discover our own power within our identities, we have an opportunity to learn more about who we are and how we relate. Whether it’s exploring your grief within a loss or learning new skills in improving your intimate relationships, I strive to provide equitable care, which includes considering how structural racism and racial identity impacts the wellness of individuals. I would love to learn more about your story.
We are evolving people living at the intersections of multiple identities. To discover our own power within our identities, we have an opportunity to learn more about who we are and how we relate. Whether it’s exploring your grief within a loss or learning new skills in improving your intimate relationships, I strive to provide equitable care, which includes considering how structural racism and racial identity impacts the wellness of individuals. I would love to learn more about your story.
(440) 294-6897 View (440) 294-6897

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 44113

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 44113 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
74% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
85% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 44113 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 44113?

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.