Karen M Tomoff
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149  (Online Only)
With over 25 years of clinical experience, I specialize in couples therapy as well as individual treatment for adults. My eclectic style includes Gestalt, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), EFT (Tapping), Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I specialize in working with couples, families, parenting skills, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorders.
With over 25 years of clinical experience, I specialize in couples therapy as well as individual treatment for adults. My eclectic style includes Gestalt, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), EFT (Tapping), Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I specialize in working with couples, families, parenting skills, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorders.
(440) 544-6988 View (440) 544-6988
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Sarah McKay Counseling
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strongsville, OH 44149
Our passion is to help clients rediscover what it means to be healthy, happy and whole. We specialize in helping children, individuals and families recover from depression, anxiety, grief reactions, life transitions, trauma and other issues. The uncertainty, fear, worry and lack of passion that you may feel does not define you or need to be a part of your life any longer. We utilize evidenced based & solution focused interventions to help you move toward wellbeing. We are committed to your healing and will encourage you to remain accountable in achieving your goals so you can experience lasting change!
Our passion is to help clients rediscover what it means to be healthy, happy and whole. We specialize in helping children, individuals and families recover from depression, anxiety, grief reactions, life transitions, trauma and other issues. The uncertainty, fear, worry and lack of passion that you may feel does not define you or need to be a part of your life any longer. We utilize evidenced based & solution focused interventions to help you move toward wellbeing. We are committed to your healing and will encourage you to remain accountable in achieving your goals so you can experience lasting change!
(216) 446-7091 View (216) 446-7091
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Carolyn LaValey
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strongsville, OH 44149
Waitlist for new clients
Are you unsure of sure how to change something in your life? With the right support, meaningful change is possible. I hope to offer a welcoming space that provides acceptance, empathy, attuned listening, and supportive feedback. I find deep meaning in supporting others to find personal growth, healing, and acceptance.  My counseling style pulls from Gestalt, person-centered, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Are you unsure of sure how to change something in your life? With the right support, meaningful change is possible. I hope to offer a welcoming space that provides acceptance, empathy, attuned listening, and supportive feedback. I find deep meaning in supporting others to find personal growth, healing, and acceptance.  My counseling style pulls from Gestalt, person-centered, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
(216) 446-6826 View (216) 446-6826
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Marina Bernard
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Marina Bernard is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science from John Carroll University and a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University. Marina strives to help her clients advocate for themselves and break free from barriers that interfere with living their most authentic and fulfilled selves. Marina hopes to work with her clients to pursue their self-direction and prioritize their own values and needs. Together, the client and Marina will work towards healing from the past and embracing the future of possibility.
Marina Bernard is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science from John Carroll University and a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University. Marina strives to help her clients advocate for themselves and break free from barriers that interfere with living their most authentic and fulfilled selves. Marina hopes to work with her clients to pursue their self-direction and prioritize their own values and needs. Together, the client and Marina will work towards healing from the past and embracing the future of possibility.
(440) 683-6711 View (440) 683-6711
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Jessica Brady Snow
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Jessica Brady, LPCC Jessica Brady is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio with 11 years of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University and a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from John Carroll University. Jessica believes in a holistic approach to therapy, taking into account the whole person. She feels it is important to put the client first and establish an authentic rapport to help them feel safe and comfortable. Jessica utilizes CBT, DBT, and narrative therapy techniques in her approach to therapy.
Jessica Brady, LPCC Jessica Brady is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio with 11 years of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University and a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from John Carroll University. Jessica believes in a holistic approach to therapy, taking into account the whole person. She feels it is important to put the client first and establish an authentic rapport to help them feel safe and comfortable. Jessica utilizes CBT, DBT, and narrative therapy techniques in her approach to therapy.
(440) 538-1557 View (440) 538-1557
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Bridget Lind
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Bridget Lind is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2011. She has a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Ashland University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University. As a licensed professional counselor and a certified heart-centered hypnotherapist, Bridget's goal is to help clients uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
Bridget Lind is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2011. She has a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Ashland University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University. As a licensed professional counselor and a certified heart-centered hypnotherapist, Bridget's goal is to help clients uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(440) 636-8557 View (440) 636-8557
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Jeanette Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Jeannie Miller has over 20 years experience in multiple settings including residential, community, Outpatient counseling and in the private practice settings. She has advanced training in Trauma Informed Care, Nurturing Parenting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Jeannie achieved a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social work. She is independently licensed through the Marriage and Family and Social Worker Board.
Jeannie Miller has over 20 years experience in multiple settings including residential, community, Outpatient counseling and in the private practice settings. She has advanced training in Trauma Informed Care, Nurturing Parenting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Jeannie achieved a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social work. She is independently licensed through the Marriage and Family and Social Worker Board.
(440) 762-6309 View (440) 762-6309
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Joshua Adkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Joshua Adkins. Are you grappling with depression, addiction, or a sense of aimlessness? Or perhaps you're struggling to cope with anxiety, stress, or significant life changes? You're not alone, and it's okay to seek help. I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, offering tailored support to navigate these challenges. Together, we will explore strategies that foster resilience and personal growth, helping you move towards a life that feels more fulfilling and purpose-driven.
Hi, I'm Joshua Adkins. Are you grappling with depression, addiction, or a sense of aimlessness? Or perhaps you're struggling to cope with anxiety, stress, or significant life changes? You're not alone, and it's okay to seek help. I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, offering tailored support to navigate these challenges. Together, we will explore strategies that foster resilience and personal growth, helping you move towards a life that feels more fulfilling and purpose-driven.
(740) 631-6473 View (740) 631-6473
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Marie Hagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Marie Hagan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. She has a BA from Villanova University and an MA from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Marie believes growth comes from first mastering empathy for yourself. She strives to create an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive space for her clients to create a strong foundation for treatment. Marie is passionate about the helping profession and motivates through strength-based, person-centered care.
Marie Hagan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. She has a BA from Villanova University and an MA from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Marie believes growth comes from first mastering empathy for yourself. She strives to create an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive space for her clients to create a strong foundation for treatment. Marie is passionate about the helping profession and motivates through strength-based, person-centered care.
(440) 659-1765 View (440) 659-1765
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Natalie Grandy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Dr. Grandy is a Licensed Psychologist who strongly believes that curiosity and compassion are at the heart of change and is committed to her own journey of life-long learning and development. She graduated from the University of Akron with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, where she received extensive training in psychological research, treatment, and assessment. Dr. Grandy works with adults whose concerns range from the stress of normal life to severe and debilitating mood and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Grandy is a Licensed Psychologist who strongly believes that curiosity and compassion are at the heart of change and is committed to her own journey of life-long learning and development. She graduated from the University of Akron with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, where she received extensive training in psychological research, treatment, and assessment. Dr. Grandy works with adults whose concerns range from the stress of normal life to severe and debilitating mood and anxiety disorders.
(440) 739-7259 View (440) 739-7259
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Stephanie Flynn
Counselor, MA, LPCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Stephanie Flynn LPCC, EMDR, C-DBT Stephanie Flynn is an independently licensed therapist in the state of Ohio. Stephanie has experience working in a variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, Intensive Out-Patient Programs, and a comprehensive Day Treatment program. Stephanie has achieved her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a master's degree in the Art of Education. She also has advanced training in EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care.
Stephanie Flynn LPCC, EMDR, C-DBT Stephanie Flynn is an independently licensed therapist in the state of Ohio. Stephanie has experience working in a variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, Intensive Out-Patient Programs, and a comprehensive Day Treatment program. Stephanie has achieved her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a master's degree in the Art of Education. She also has advanced training in EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care.
(440) 740-3303 View (440) 740-3303
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Andre Ross
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Through life’s messiness, it can be easy to lose track of who we are and where we want to go. Therapy can help remind us that our past traumas and current stressors shape us, but need not define us. As a therapist, it’s with compassion, understanding, and humor that I offer a space for self-discovery and self-actualization. Whatever brought you here, I strive to connect not just as therapist-and-client, but as people. My areas of focus include trauma, grief, LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, and navigating life transitions.
Through life’s messiness, it can be easy to lose track of who we are and where we want to go. Therapy can help remind us that our past traumas and current stressors shape us, but need not define us. As a therapist, it’s with compassion, understanding, and humor that I offer a space for self-discovery and self-actualization. Whatever brought you here, I strive to connect not just as therapist-and-client, but as people. My areas of focus include trauma, grief, LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, and navigating life transitions.
(216) 750-3230 View (216) 750-3230
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Stella Luna Counseling and Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Strongsville, OH 44149
Waitlist for new clients
As the founder of Stella Luna Counseling and Wellness Center (SL), I honor your desire to begin or continue along your therapeutic journey. I understand that aligning with your therapist is essential in establishing a deep connection with your work, and will motivate you to come to therapy more regularly to authentically explore the challenges that are coming up for you. I create a space where clients are encouraged to become the observer of their life experience, safely process their feelings and vulnerabilities, and tap into their truth. At SL, we specialize in trauma, and offer psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
As the founder of Stella Luna Counseling and Wellness Center (SL), I honor your desire to begin or continue along your therapeutic journey. I understand that aligning with your therapist is essential in establishing a deep connection with your work, and will motivate you to come to therapy more regularly to authentically explore the challenges that are coming up for you. I create a space where clients are encouraged to become the observer of their life experience, safely process their feelings and vulnerabilities, and tap into their truth. At SL, we specialize in trauma, and offer psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
(440) 482-8579 View (440) 482-8579
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Caroline A Coreno
Counselor, LPCCS, ATR
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149  (Online Only)
One of my favorite quotes is "Broken crayons still color." I am an art therapist and counselor. My approach is to give you space to express your thoughts and encourage you to find a clear direction to make changes in your life. See my website www.zenartandwellness.com for more information. Message me if you are interested in an art therapy session, counseling or both. Online sessions only. I do not accept insurance, self-pay only at this time.
One of my favorite quotes is "Broken crayons still color." I am an art therapist and counselor. My approach is to give you space to express your thoughts and encourage you to find a clear direction to make changes in your life. See my website www.zenartandwellness.com for more information. Message me if you are interested in an art therapy session, counseling or both. Online sessions only. I do not accept insurance, self-pay only at this time.
(234) 813-4287 View (234) 813-4287
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Bridget Elizabeth Tovey
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Waitlist for new clients
I view counseling as a collaborative process between the client and the therapist, with the client being the expert on their own lives. My ultimate goal at a therapist is to support my clients in achieving the goals they set for themselves. My background includes working with adolescents in a residential treatment and hospital setting, working as a school-based mental health provider, providing counseling services in a university counseling center to undergraduate students, and working with clients ages 5 through 75 in an outpatient setting.
I view counseling as a collaborative process between the client and the therapist, with the client being the expert on their own lives. My ultimate goal at a therapist is to support my clients in achieving the goals they set for themselves. My background includes working with adolescents in a residential treatment and hospital setting, working as a school-based mental health provider, providing counseling services in a university counseling center to undergraduate students, and working with clients ages 5 through 75 in an outpatient setting.
(216) 616-7193 View (216) 616-7193
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Maureen Sinko
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Hello! I am now accepting new clients for morning and early daytime. Although I enjoy working with a diverse population, I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents, and young adults. I also work with adult clients dealing with stress, life transitions, relationship issues, and grief. Need help with parenting? I provide one on one coaching for parents seeking help with parenting strategies, dealing with unruly behavior, discipline, and more. In partnering with my clients, together we will identify problems getting in the way and thoughtfully apply skills to help you improve your everyday life!
Hello! I am now accepting new clients for morning and early daytime. Although I enjoy working with a diverse population, I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents, and young adults. I also work with adult clients dealing with stress, life transitions, relationship issues, and grief. Need help with parenting? I provide one on one coaching for parents seeking help with parenting strategies, dealing with unruly behavior, discipline, and more. In partnering with my clients, together we will identify problems getting in the way and thoughtfully apply skills to help you improve your everyday life!
(440) 530-7318 View (440) 530-7318
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Nicole Russo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by life and it’s meaning? Do you feel a lack of connection with peers? Has your anxiety increased since the start of the pandemic? Have you been contemplating death more often due to COVID-19? Perhaps, you feel an existential awakening that you feel the need to process? I can help using existential, humanistic, psychodynamic principles to work on relationships with the self and those around you. Whether spirituality is your style or not, the existential framework can provide insight into the meaning of life and the journey to self-fulfillment.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by life and it’s meaning? Do you feel a lack of connection with peers? Has your anxiety increased since the start of the pandemic? Have you been contemplating death more often due to COVID-19? Perhaps, you feel an existential awakening that you feel the need to process? I can help using existential, humanistic, psychodynamic principles to work on relationships with the self and those around you. Whether spirituality is your style or not, the existential framework can provide insight into the meaning of life and the journey to self-fulfillment.
(440) 496-5945 View (440) 496-5945
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Lamplight Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LPCC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Changes can be startling or even scary. One minute, you are confident in your abilities and trajectory, and next, the wind is knocked out of you. Anxiety, depression, work stressors, trauma, grief, and substance abuse difficulties are some of the challenges we help with every day. Our clients are treated with kindness and compassion by licensed clinicians with a wealth of experience in each treatment area. We desire to see each person achieve their goals in a way that will help them reach their highest potential.
Changes can be startling or even scary. One minute, you are confident in your abilities and trajectory, and next, the wind is knocked out of you. Anxiety, depression, work stressors, trauma, grief, and substance abuse difficulties are some of the challenges we help with every day. Our clients are treated with kindness and compassion by licensed clinicians with a wealth of experience in each treatment area. We desire to see each person achieve their goals in a way that will help them reach their highest potential.
(440) 616-6889 View (440) 616-6889
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Bloom Mental Health Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Strongsville, OH 44149
Waitlist for new clients
You've done it alone long enough, and you're in right place for the collaboration you've been looking for. Maybe you're in the throngs of anxiety and depression, and feel sick of the way they've been limiting you. Maybe you're ready to make connections to the past and and increase self-awareness in the 'now'. Maybe you're ready for a proactive approach to set goals and optimize your life. Potentially you're looking to switch paths (career or otherwise), and are in desperate need of direction. It's time. It's time you choose to invest in yourself and create the life you have always wanted. I am here to guide you to that.
You've done it alone long enough, and you're in right place for the collaboration you've been looking for. Maybe you're in the throngs of anxiety and depression, and feel sick of the way they've been limiting you. Maybe you're ready to make connections to the past and and increase self-awareness in the 'now'. Maybe you're ready for a proactive approach to set goals and optimize your life. Potentially you're looking to switch paths (career or otherwise), and are in desperate need of direction. It's time. It's time you choose to invest in yourself and create the life you have always wanted. I am here to guide you to that.
(234) 294-1959 View (234) 294-1959
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Lisa R Palmison
Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strongsville, OH 44149
Virtual daytime openings! It is exciting to see clients achieving their wellness goals, improving relationships, work satisfaction, and increasing self-awareness and coping skills. If you have considered therapy as a way to improve your life, I would be happy to work with you! I am an EMDR therapist, and have experience working with clients who experience anxiety, panic disorder, depression, college transition, trauma, grief, and ADHD/executive function concerns. I enjoy exploring coping skills, resilience, career, parenting and work-life balance issues with my clients. I often use creative modalities and mindfulness in my practice.
Virtual daytime openings! It is exciting to see clients achieving their wellness goals, improving relationships, work satisfaction, and increasing self-awareness and coping skills. If you have considered therapy as a way to improve your life, I would be happy to work with you! I am an EMDR therapist, and have experience working with clients who experience anxiety, panic disorder, depression, college transition, trauma, grief, and ADHD/executive function concerns. I enjoy exploring coping skills, resilience, career, parenting and work-life balance issues with my clients. I often use creative modalities and mindfulness in my practice.
(440) 271-8696 View (440) 271-8696

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 44149

20+

Average cost per session

$124

Therapists in 44149 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
87% Grief
83% Life Transitions
78% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues
70% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Medical Mutual
100% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 44149 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 44149?

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.