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Tracy Thompson
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Tracy Thompson is the owner of the Family Therapy Place, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Tracy specializes in working with children and families who have discovered that life can be a tough journey. Tracy’s training and speciality is with children who have experienced developmental trauma, often due to neglect or abuse. Tracy has a strong belief and training in the experiences of attachment and works with families to rebuild and nurture attachments when they have been broken. Tracy also works with adult families that are working to manage and resolve conflict that has surfaced or created separation within the family.
Tracy Thompson is the owner of the Family Therapy Place, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Tracy specializes in working with children and families who have discovered that life can be a tough journey. Tracy’s training and speciality is with children who have experienced developmental trauma, often due to neglect or abuse. Tracy has a strong belief and training in the experiences of attachment and works with families to rebuild and nurture attachments when they have been broken. Tracy also works with adult families that are working to manage and resolve conflict that has surfaced or created separation within the family.
(616) 818-0933 View (616) 818-0933
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Steven Bristol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LMSW, TF-CBT, EMDR, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I'm passionate about providing support and compassionate counseling to individuals, couples, & families facing life-challenging crises, addictions, or illness with a heart of sincere concern. I assist clients in developing healthy life skills, resolving conflict, and accessing needed resources as they seek to fulfill their personal, family, and vocational goals. I'm experienced in a breadth of crises and family needs through years of church-based pastoral care and clinical counseling. I provide Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling, and Group Therapy. I can help address Men's Issues, Grief Support, and Conflict Mediation needs.
I'm passionate about providing support and compassionate counseling to individuals, couples, & families facing life-challenging crises, addictions, or illness with a heart of sincere concern. I assist clients in developing healthy life skills, resolving conflict, and accessing needed resources as they seek to fulfill their personal, family, and vocational goals. I'm experienced in a breadth of crises and family needs through years of church-based pastoral care and clinical counseling. I provide Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling, and Group Therapy. I can help address Men's Issues, Grief Support, and Conflict Mediation needs.
(269) 399-3468 View (269) 399-3468
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Jill R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to seek help for yourself can be scary and overwhelming, but once the first step is taken, it becomes easier to take the next few. It can be difficult to manage life on life’s terms by yourself. You are not alone, as I am here to help you through life’s unexpectancies. Whether you are struggling with current stressors, past life experiences or everything far and in between, help is here. My role is to listen, guide, support and empower those who are struggling. I aim to provide a open-minded, safe, and empathic environment to explore your stressors, concerns and life experiences without judgment.
Taking the first step to seek help for yourself can be scary and overwhelming, but once the first step is taken, it becomes easier to take the next few. It can be difficult to manage life on life’s terms by yourself. You are not alone, as I am here to help you through life’s unexpectancies. Whether you are struggling with current stressors, past life experiences or everything far and in between, help is here. My role is to listen, guide, support and empower those who are struggling. I aim to provide a open-minded, safe, and empathic environment to explore your stressors, concerns and life experiences without judgment.
(616) 739-6566 View (616) 739-6566
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Julia J Krump
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504  (Online Only)
I help people recover from people-pleasing, perfectionism, and other ways of coping with that uneasy feeling of insecurity in relationships. I know how it feels – I’ve been there too. I know how it feels to feel like you’re holding up the sky and that you must earn your place in someone’s life. And I know how it feels to learn how to let go and say, “no more” and go about creating the life you want, not the one you feel like you have to do.
I help people recover from people-pleasing, perfectionism, and other ways of coping with that uneasy feeling of insecurity in relationships. I know how it feels – I’ve been there too. I know how it feels to feel like you’re holding up the sky and that you must earn your place in someone’s life. And I know how it feels to learn how to let go and say, “no more” and go about creating the life you want, not the one you feel like you have to do.
(616) 585-0934 View (616) 585-0934
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Jason Rood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MFA
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Fine Art in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. I seeks to provide individuals with a sense of safety, curiosity and platform for growth. Addressing experiences with trauma, chronic medical conditions, pain, depression, understanding identity, and anxiety. The primarily therapeutic processes I uses are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Somatic Psychotherapy (second year of training for Somatic Experiencing). The aim being to help individuals work on the relationship between mind and body.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Fine Art in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. I seeks to provide individuals with a sense of safety, curiosity and platform for growth. Addressing experiences with trauma, chronic medical conditions, pain, depression, understanding identity, and anxiety. The primarily therapeutic processes I uses are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Somatic Psychotherapy (second year of training for Somatic Experiencing). The aim being to help individuals work on the relationship between mind and body.
(616) 303-7626 View (616) 303-7626
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Billy Robinson
Counselor, MDiv, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Life can be bleak, challenging, and overwhelming at times. Life can also be joyful, life-giving, and hopeful. Holding tensions is a major facet of who we are as human beings. Often feeling in crisis on this journey, trying to balance our approach, and maintaining contradictions of brokenness and wholeness. My own journey has reflected much of this- in many ways I have suffered indescribable trauma; while in others I have experienced life altering joy. Each journey is incredibly unique and complex, and as human beings we have an innate desire to navigate our stories with the love, support, and friendship of others.
Life can be bleak, challenging, and overwhelming at times. Life can also be joyful, life-giving, and hopeful. Holding tensions is a major facet of who we are as human beings. Often feeling in crisis on this journey, trying to balance our approach, and maintaining contradictions of brokenness and wholeness. My own journey has reflected much of this- in many ways I have suffered indescribable trauma; while in others I have experienced life altering joy. Each journey is incredibly unique and complex, and as human beings we have an innate desire to navigate our stories with the love, support, and friendship of others.
(616) 439-2646 View (616) 439-2646
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Christina McPike
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Christina specializes in creating safe spaces for children, adolescents, teens, and families to explore their emotions and experiences in order to facilitate a harmonious family system. With over a decade of experience both locally and internationally in the fields of mental health, trauma recovery, and education, Christina utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach that is uniquely tailored to meet the family’s needs. Christina believes that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the cornerstone of progress and she values those relationships deeply.
Christina specializes in creating safe spaces for children, adolescents, teens, and families to explore their emotions and experiences in order to facilitate a harmonious family system. With over a decade of experience both locally and internationally in the fields of mental health, trauma recovery, and education, Christina utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach that is uniquely tailored to meet the family’s needs. Christina believes that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the cornerstone of progress and she values those relationships deeply.
(616) 947-3424 View (616) 947-3424
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Sarah McNees
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Waitlist for new clients
In my practice, I recognize that as people we have many different emotions and experiences that drive us. Sometimes we do not understand what we are feeling, why we are feeling it, and why we are responding the way that we are. That is why I am passionate about helping my clients create a better understanding of themselves that creates a positive change to bring healing.
In my practice, I recognize that as people we have many different emotions and experiences that drive us. Sometimes we do not understand what we are feeling, why we are feeling it, and why we are responding the way that we are. That is why I am passionate about helping my clients create a better understanding of themselves that creates a positive change to bring healing.
(616) 303-5225 View (616) 303-5225
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Michael Richman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I specialize in addiction treatment. Are you or a loved one struggling with Substance Abuse? Do you need experienced direction for what to do, where to go, and what's the process of substance abuse treatment for yourself or family member? Want to know if you are enabling your family member with a drug or alcohol problem? You need to find an expert in the field with personal experience to guide you through the journey of recovery. I have been in the substance abuse field for 20+ years, I have also survived my own personal struggle with substance abuse and I know the path to follow for long term recovery.
I specialize in addiction treatment. Are you or a loved one struggling with Substance Abuse? Do you need experienced direction for what to do, where to go, and what's the process of substance abuse treatment for yourself or family member? Want to know if you are enabling your family member with a drug or alcohol problem? You need to find an expert in the field with personal experience to guide you through the journey of recovery. I have been in the substance abuse field for 20+ years, I have also survived my own personal struggle with substance abuse and I know the path to follow for long term recovery.
(616) 552-4274 View (616) 552-4274
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Emily Jankowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I believe healing begins with warmth, trust, and consistent encouragement. Do you experience issues with hardships and trauma in the past, difficult romantic and family relationships, life's challenges, anxiety and depression? Do you want to live a happier and more fulfilling life, feel more self love and acceptance? I am here to help you improve your relationships, process and grow from trauma, better manage anxiety improve your overall mood and decrease daily interferences from your mental health.
I believe healing begins with warmth, trust, and consistent encouragement. Do you experience issues with hardships and trauma in the past, difficult romantic and family relationships, life's challenges, anxiety and depression? Do you want to live a happier and more fulfilling life, feel more self love and acceptance? I am here to help you improve your relationships, process and grow from trauma, better manage anxiety improve your overall mood and decrease daily interferences from your mental health.
(616) 222-0631 x726 View (616) 222-0631 x726
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Cheyanna S Green-Molett
Counselor, MA , LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am committed to supporting individuals as they navigate difficulties with mood, anxiety, stress, trauma, self-esteem, relationship/peer conflict, anger, behavioral issues, life transitions/life skills, gender/sexual/racial identity, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I am motivated to work alongside clients as they grapple with the intersections of their racial, gender, sexual, and spiritual identities. I am invested in clients who are willing to be uncomfortable as side effect of their lifetime journey of healing and personal growth.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am committed to supporting individuals as they navigate difficulties with mood, anxiety, stress, trauma, self-esteem, relationship/peer conflict, anger, behavioral issues, life transitions/life skills, gender/sexual/racial identity, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I am motivated to work alongside clients as they grapple with the intersections of their racial, gender, sexual, and spiritual identities. I am invested in clients who are willing to be uncomfortable as side effect of their lifetime journey of healing and personal growth.
(616) 737-0669 View (616) 737-0669
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Matt DeWit
Counselor, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I am honored to come on this journey with you. As a therapist I create a safe and non judgemental environment for you to explore who you truly are. Clients can expect me to be warm and empathetic. I believe therapy is a sacred space where we get to discover who you are, how you got here and who you want to be. I desire clients who are interested in exploring the unknowns of themselves and learning to discover their unique place in the world; those who have found that their old way of existing isn’t enough and want a better life. I want you to flourish and we will create an environment and relationship for you to do that.
I am honored to come on this journey with you. As a therapist I create a safe and non judgemental environment for you to explore who you truly are. Clients can expect me to be warm and empathetic. I believe therapy is a sacred space where we get to discover who you are, how you got here and who you want to be. I desire clients who are interested in exploring the unknowns of themselves and learning to discover their unique place in the world; those who have found that their old way of existing isn’t enough and want a better life. I want you to flourish and we will create an environment and relationship for you to do that.
(616) 207-1701 View (616) 207-1701
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Krystal Strotbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504  (Online Only)
(As a couple or individual) - Experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety/ past pain can send you into a panic, tearful, angry, shut down. Feeling disconnected from yourself or from your partner. Stress feels so intense that sometimes it moves you to withdrawal. Or it rises into agitation: why doesn't my partner see my pain? Why did this/does this conflict/"bad thing" happen? What if it happens again? Feeling distrustful that anyone will be there for you either because you have been let down by someone before (maybe your partner) or have experienced something painful/traumatic & fear it will happen again. Feeling lonely and ignored.
(As a couple or individual) - Experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety/ past pain can send you into a panic, tearful, angry, shut down. Feeling disconnected from yourself or from your partner. Stress feels so intense that sometimes it moves you to withdrawal. Or it rises into agitation: why doesn't my partner see my pain? Why did this/does this conflict/"bad thing" happen? What if it happens again? Feeling distrustful that anyone will be there for you either because you have been let down by someone before (maybe your partner) or have experienced something painful/traumatic & fear it will happen again. Feeling lonely and ignored.
(616) 723-9597 View (616) 723-9597
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Brianna Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504  (Online Only)
Virtual Telehealth only. Everyone's journey in life is different, although one person may have experienced the same situation as another, that experience is unique to every person that encounters it. There are often many challenges in life, some of which were things just handed to you, as if there wasn't enough on your plate already. The everyday tasks that encompass a life can become overwhelming, and draining; in therapy there is the opportunity to navigate the challenges and obstacles that life may face you with. My goal is to assist in your navigation of the life journey, during whatever your personal experiences may bring.
Virtual Telehealth only. Everyone's journey in life is different, although one person may have experienced the same situation as another, that experience is unique to every person that encounters it. There are often many challenges in life, some of which were things just handed to you, as if there wasn't enough on your plate already. The everyday tasks that encompass a life can become overwhelming, and draining; in therapy there is the opportunity to navigate the challenges and obstacles that life may face you with. My goal is to assist in your navigation of the life journey, during whatever your personal experiences may bring.
(616) 523-3442 View (616) 523-3442
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Deena Iris Cantu
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I work well with clients seeking help for problems with anxiety and depression. Those referred to me with these issues find that symptomatically they are struggling with panic, sleep disturbances, worry thoughts, self-defeating thoughts/behaviors, eating disorders,addictions and unknowingly, at times, some of their difficulties have been attached to old trauma. Many people with these sorts of struggles find that this spills over into problems with relationships and/or functioning at work and school. Areas of intimacy, both emotional and sexual are important work also. I work with individuals, married couples,families, and groups.
I work well with clients seeking help for problems with anxiety and depression. Those referred to me with these issues find that symptomatically they are struggling with panic, sleep disturbances, worry thoughts, self-defeating thoughts/behaviors, eating disorders,addictions and unknowingly, at times, some of their difficulties have been attached to old trauma. Many people with these sorts of struggles find that this spills over into problems with relationships and/or functioning at work and school. Areas of intimacy, both emotional and sexual are important work also. I work with individuals, married couples,families, and groups.
(616) 965-2049 View (616) 965-2049
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Alex Frye
Counselor, LLC, LLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I am open to working with individuals, couples, and families and am a poly-friendly therapist. My approach to therapy is holistic, humanistic, and client-centered, with the intent on making my clients feel safe and valued. I actively work to create an environment that is based in genuineness, openness, and collaboration with my clients, which I believe are keystones to building a relationship that promotes growth within the therapeutic experience. With my speciality in couples and families, I hope to explore these meaningful relationships and help clients achieve relational harmony, as well as tend to individual needs.
I am open to working with individuals, couples, and families and am a poly-friendly therapist. My approach to therapy is holistic, humanistic, and client-centered, with the intent on making my clients feel safe and valued. I actively work to create an environment that is based in genuineness, openness, and collaboration with my clients, which I believe are keystones to building a relationship that promotes growth within the therapeutic experience. With my speciality in couples and families, I hope to explore these meaningful relationships and help clients achieve relational harmony, as well as tend to individual needs.
(616) 344-0966 View (616) 344-0966
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Allison P Perkins
Counselor, MA, LLMFT, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I value working with people who have discovered that they are out of alignment within their relationships or feeling overwhelmed by the chaos of their lives. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families. I am committed to helping my clients learn how to better understand themselves, develop healthier relationships, and live more authentically and fully. In practice, I value working with clients who have difficulties with anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions, and are willing to begin the process of their healing journey.
I value working with people who have discovered that they are out of alignment within their relationships or feeling overwhelmed by the chaos of their lives. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families. I am committed to helping my clients learn how to better understand themselves, develop healthier relationships, and live more authentically and fully. In practice, I value working with clients who have difficulties with anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions, and are willing to begin the process of their healing journey.
(616) 219-8510 View (616) 219-8510
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Sarah Rodriguez
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Waitlist for new clients
I believe therapy is most effective when there is an authentic connection within a non-judgmental environment. Through a collaborative understanding, my hope is to provide a safe space for clients to grow and enhance heir overall well-being while creating an individualized therapeutic experience. To provide this kind of therapy, I adopt a holistic approach and rely on empathy as a guiding principle. I incorporate elements of mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
I believe therapy is most effective when there is an authentic connection within a non-judgmental environment. Through a collaborative understanding, my hope is to provide a safe space for clients to grow and enhance heir overall well-being while creating an individualized therapeutic experience. To provide this kind of therapy, I adopt a holistic approach and rely on empathy as a guiding principle. I incorporate elements of mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
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Eric Fullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in your relationships, work, or personal life? Do you tend to blame yourself when something goes wrong? Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, and I know firsthand how hard it can be to reach out for help, but that is the first step towards healing. I believe that you have what you need to heal but I also know that it’s not as simple as willing yourself into it. That's where I come in. My goal is to cultivate space for you-all of you, which includes the parts of you that you lean on to keep going but also the parts of you that you feel ashamed of (maybe even hate?).
Are you feeling stuck in your relationships, work, or personal life? Do you tend to blame yourself when something goes wrong? Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, and I know firsthand how hard it can be to reach out for help, but that is the first step towards healing. I believe that you have what you need to heal but I also know that it’s not as simple as willing yourself into it. That's where I come in. My goal is to cultivate space for you-all of you, which includes the parts of you that you lean on to keep going but also the parts of you that you feel ashamed of (maybe even hate?).
(616) 287-5966 View (616) 287-5966
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Nikki Vega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504  (Online Only)
Nikki has served in the Army, been a teacher and brings her experiences with people of diverse nationalities, languages, faiths, and cultures led to her therapy. As a licensed clinical social worker, Nikki has assisted clients of all ages in diagnosis and assessment and adolescents, adults, and seniors in therapy. She enjoys working with people who are going through Functional Movement Disorders, life changes, depression, anxiety, grief, strokes, and trauma to help create a more stable and happier sense of self in order to better understand and process where they are in their lives.
Nikki has served in the Army, been a teacher and brings her experiences with people of diverse nationalities, languages, faiths, and cultures led to her therapy. As a licensed clinical social worker, Nikki has assisted clients of all ages in diagnosis and assessment and adolescents, adults, and seniors in therapy. She enjoys working with people who are going through Functional Movement Disorders, life changes, depression, anxiety, grief, strokes, and trauma to help create a more stable and happier sense of self in order to better understand and process where they are in their lives.
(616) 201-3732 View (616) 201-3732

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Number of Therapists in 49504

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 49504 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
94% Depression
84% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
69% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Priority Health
68% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in 49504 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 49504?

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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.