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Kate Schmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSW
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
Thanks for stopping by! I am a Brainspotting-trained psychotherapist, and have been in the social work/mental health field for more than a decade. I (maybe like you?) have moved through a life that has not always been kind, easy, or safe. I was fortunate to find counselors who helped me reprocess and heal, and form a healthier, more secure sense of self. Through this personal work I became inspired to become a counselor and support others in similar ways.
Thanks for stopping by! I am a Brainspotting-trained psychotherapist, and have been in the social work/mental health field for more than a decade. I (maybe like you?) have moved through a life that has not always been kind, easy, or safe. I was fortunate to find counselors who helped me reprocess and heal, and form a healthier, more secure sense of self. Through this personal work I became inspired to become a counselor and support others in similar ways.
(920) 332-5936 View (920) 332-5936
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Deb Sampson
Counselor, LPC-IT, LMT, ERYT-20
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
Join me on a holistic journey toward self-discovery and healing. You may question: “What season of life am I in?”, “How am I handling the transition?”, “How does anxiety or depression show up for me?”, “Is it my body? Is it my mind? Or both?” When we understand our own unique challenges, even though overwhelming, we are able to navigate them easier. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, my approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and evidence-based interventions tailored to your unique needs to promote well-being by exploring the intersection of mental and physical experiences.
Join me on a holistic journey toward self-discovery and healing. You may question: “What season of life am I in?”, “How am I handling the transition?”, “How does anxiety or depression show up for me?”, “Is it my body? Is it my mind? Or both?” When we understand our own unique challenges, even though overwhelming, we are able to navigate them easier. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, my approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and evidence-based interventions tailored to your unique needs to promote well-being by exploring the intersection of mental and physical experiences.
(920) 245-8054 View (920) 245-8054
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Lori Hilt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress? Does your child's behavior feel unmanageable? Do you or your child have feelings of depression, anxiety, or stress that make it hard to enjoy life or get along with other people? I am a licensed clinical psychologist and would like to help. I enjoy working with children from preschool through adolescence and their parents to help them manage emotional difficulties. I also work with adults who struggle with emotional difficulties that affect their daily lives.
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress? Does your child's behavior feel unmanageable? Do you or your child have feelings of depression, anxiety, or stress that make it hard to enjoy life or get along with other people? I am a licensed clinical psychologist and would like to help. I enjoy working with children from preschool through adolescence and their parents to help them manage emotional difficulties. I also work with adults who struggle with emotional difficulties that affect their daily lives.
(920) 482-6302 View (920) 482-6302
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Jennifer Olkowski
Counselor, LPC, CSAC, CDWF
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
Not accepting new clients
Did you know that we are biologically wired to seek out connection, understanding and soothing from our fellow human beings? When connection and understanding are not happening with others, we become dysregulated and engage in behaviors that, on the surface, may not make a lot of sense to us. ​ I will help you understand your behaviors and from this place of understanding and acceptance you can make the changes you desire. Emotional and physical safety is one of the most important factors in a successful therapeutic experience. Together we can work to create a relationship in which you feel heard and understood.
Did you know that we are biologically wired to seek out connection, understanding and soothing from our fellow human beings? When connection and understanding are not happening with others, we become dysregulated and engage in behaviors that, on the surface, may not make a lot of sense to us. ​ I will help you understand your behaviors and from this place of understanding and acceptance you can make the changes you desire. Emotional and physical safety is one of the most important factors in a successful therapeutic experience. Together we can work to create a relationship in which you feel heard and understood.
(920) 482-6537 View (920) 482-6537
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Carey A Molinski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Menasha, WI 54952
Carey has a rich history of providing psychotherapy services with diverse populations. She is direct yet relatable, skilled yet casual. She has experience in crisis intervention and trauma and is trained in EMDR and TF-CBT. She has helped many clients with eclectic concerns such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, oppositional behaviors, conduct disorders, Autism Spectrum, schizophrenia and other psychoses, and relationship concerns. Viewing each therapeutic relationship as a partnership, Carey diligently works to meet clients where they’re at, without judgment, helping them to heal and achieve individual goals.
Carey has a rich history of providing psychotherapy services with diverse populations. She is direct yet relatable, skilled yet casual. She has experience in crisis intervention and trauma and is trained in EMDR and TF-CBT. She has helped many clients with eclectic concerns such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, oppositional behaviors, conduct disorders, Autism Spectrum, schizophrenia and other psychoses, and relationship concerns. Viewing each therapeutic relationship as a partnership, Carey diligently works to meet clients where they’re at, without judgment, helping them to heal and achieve individual goals.
(920) 477-0938 View (920) 477-0938
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Myra A DeWet
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
Life truly is a journey. On this journey, we are often faced with events that weren't planned for, or that we just are not sure how to navigate. Sometimes we experience emotions or concerns that we just can't seem to feel in control of or feel we can manage effectively. As humans, we are designed to be connected to one another. When we go through life's challenges, this connection is critical to help support and empower us to use our skills and identify resources, moving us along life's path. For some of us, rather than reaching out, we may withdraw and isolate, making our navigation more difficult. We feel "stuck".
Life truly is a journey. On this journey, we are often faced with events that weren't planned for, or that we just are not sure how to navigate. Sometimes we experience emotions or concerns that we just can't seem to feel in control of or feel we can manage effectively. As humans, we are designed to be connected to one another. When we go through life's challenges, this connection is critical to help support and empower us to use our skills and identify resources, moving us along life's path. For some of us, rather than reaching out, we may withdraw and isolate, making our navigation more difficult. We feel "stuck".
(920) 315-3573 View (920) 315-3573
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Derreka Walton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
STOP SCROLLING……Are you bleary-eyed from reading so many counselor profiles? Are the words just combining to read blah, blah, blah? So you’re looking for a therapist, good news I’m looking to help people! My name is Derreka Walton, and I own and operate The Couch Counseling Center. Am I some super magical being with special unicorn counseling abilities? NO! I’m a pretty regular person with some skills! I’m married, have kids, a few pets, a job, and a life, pretty normal, right?
STOP SCROLLING……Are you bleary-eyed from reading so many counselor profiles? Are the words just combining to read blah, blah, blah? So you’re looking for a therapist, good news I’m looking to help people! My name is Derreka Walton, and I own and operate The Couch Counseling Center. Am I some super magical being with special unicorn counseling abilities? NO! I’m a pretty regular person with some skills! I’m married, have kids, a few pets, a job, and a life, pretty normal, right?
(920) 259-2718 View (920) 259-2718
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Lisa Neuman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
Counseling stinks, I tried it and didn’t think it was for me. Sound familiar? Those were my thoughts about counseling and I am wondering if you have ever felt that way? If I was offered the choice of seeing a counselor or assembling IKEA furniture with winter mittens, I would have redecorated my entire house in unpronounceable Swedish accouterments. Shunning the counseling establishment didn’t ease the sense of unhappiness I had, so I gave the system another go. This time I found a counselor that didn’t stink, a counselor that was able to see me for who I am and gave me a sense of hope I hadn’t found otherwise.
Counseling stinks, I tried it and didn’t think it was for me. Sound familiar? Those were my thoughts about counseling and I am wondering if you have ever felt that way? If I was offered the choice of seeing a counselor or assembling IKEA furniture with winter mittens, I would have redecorated my entire house in unpronounceable Swedish accouterments. Shunning the counseling establishment didn’t ease the sense of unhappiness I had, so I gave the system another go. This time I found a counselor that didn’t stink, a counselor that was able to see me for who I am and gave me a sense of hope I hadn’t found otherwise.
(920) 282-2766 View (920) 282-2766
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Samaritan, Inc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
My name is Rosangela Berbert, I'm the executive director at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley, doing business as Samaritan, Inc. At our center we believe that people seek therapy when they figure that they no longer can or want to struggle alone to achieve the changes they need to live happier and satisfying lives. We help people connect mind and spirit so that they can find deep meaning in their lives and heal from emotional wounds. We have a team of qualified and well-trained counselors able to address a variety of issues, working with people of all ages.
My name is Rosangela Berbert, I'm the executive director at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley, doing business as Samaritan, Inc. At our center we believe that people seek therapy when they figure that they no longer can or want to struggle alone to achieve the changes they need to live happier and satisfying lives. We help people connect mind and spirit so that they can find deep meaning in their lives and heal from emotional wounds. We have a team of qualified and well-trained counselors able to address a variety of issues, working with people of all ages.
(920) 522-0733 x112 View (920) 522-0733 x112
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Tamara M Plath
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Menasha, WI 54952
I believe strongly in the importance of counseling grounded in respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe counseling is not just about feeling better but being better at dealing with the feelings we experience as we face life’s challenges. With the support of someone to help us process or teach us new skills difficult times can become times of growth. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds but particularly enjoy working with people going through life changes and middle school and high school youth.
I believe strongly in the importance of counseling grounded in respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe counseling is not just about feeling better but being better at dealing with the feelings we experience as we face life’s challenges. With the support of someone to help us process or teach us new skills difficult times can become times of growth. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds but particularly enjoy working with people going through life changes and middle school and high school youth.
(920) 315-7667 View (920) 315-7667
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Carley Jo Mueller
Counselor, MA, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Menasha, WI 54952
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - In training and working towards fulfilling post-graduate supervision hours to earn my full LPC. I obtained my master's degree from Lakeland University Masters of Arts in Counseling in November 2023. I provide psychotherapy primarily to adults with Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. As well as engaging with children with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Often, I use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Narrative and Person-Centered Therapeutic modalities.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - In training and working towards fulfilling post-graduate supervision hours to earn my full LPC. I obtained my master's degree from Lakeland University Masters of Arts in Counseling in November 2023. I provide psychotherapy primarily to adults with Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. As well as engaging with children with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Often, I use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Narrative and Person-Centered Therapeutic modalities.
(920) 214-9615 View (920) 214-9615
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Teresa Gross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
Our foundation, which includes our childhood and the dynamics of our family, directly impacts our thoughts about ourselves and others. It affects our behaviors and relationships. Most of my clients have some sort of childhood trauma that is affecting their ability to move in a peaceful, productive direction. Understanding how the brain is affected, and how to incorporate positive thoughts and behaviors, can change a person's life. It takes courage to share our inner thoughts and experiences. I appreciate the strength in my clients and build on these, showing them they have what it takes to make positive changes.
Our foundation, which includes our childhood and the dynamics of our family, directly impacts our thoughts about ourselves and others. It affects our behaviors and relationships. Most of my clients have some sort of childhood trauma that is affecting their ability to move in a peaceful, productive direction. Understanding how the brain is affected, and how to incorporate positive thoughts and behaviors, can change a person's life. It takes courage to share our inner thoughts and experiences. I appreciate the strength in my clients and build on these, showing them they have what it takes to make positive changes.
(920) 944-6559 View (920) 944-6559
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Michael Noll Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LPC, CSAC, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Menasha, WI 54952
Not accepting new clients
Does taking a break mean locking yourself in the house after a long day/week just to binge-watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or scroll Facebook, Instagram or TikTok? Do social situations leave you feeling “on-guard” or “out of place”? Feeling disconnected from friends, family, co-workers or even yourself? Pain (emotional, physical or psychological) is the one constant you count on each and every day. Your past continues to trigger sadness or anger, or you may not remember it at all. We help answer the questions "Where do I want to go in life?" - "Who do I want to go there with?"
Does taking a break mean locking yourself in the house after a long day/week just to binge-watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or scroll Facebook, Instagram or TikTok? Do social situations leave you feeling “on-guard” or “out of place”? Feeling disconnected from friends, family, co-workers or even yourself? Pain (emotional, physical or psychological) is the one constant you count on each and every day. Your past continues to trigger sadness or anger, or you may not remember it at all. We help answer the questions "Where do I want to go in life?" - "Who do I want to go there with?"
(920) 524-4748 View (920) 524-4748
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Mindful Living Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Menasha, WI 54952  (Online Only)
Are past experiences holding you back in life from participating in relationships, feeling confident in your daily life endeavors or achieving your personal goals? I have a passion for helping individuals to process through events that are interfering with them enjoying and actively participating in their lives in present time. I have extensive experience working with people struggling from trauma, and am a certified Brainspotting Therapist, as well as trained in EMDR and IFS Therapy. Therapy is a relationship, and I treat each of my clients with respect and integrity, approaching this relationship in a warm, validating manner.
Are past experiences holding you back in life from participating in relationships, feeling confident in your daily life endeavors or achieving your personal goals? I have a passion for helping individuals to process through events that are interfering with them enjoying and actively participating in their lives in present time. I have extensive experience working with people struggling from trauma, and am a certified Brainspotting Therapist, as well as trained in EMDR and IFS Therapy. Therapy is a relationship, and I treat each of my clients with respect and integrity, approaching this relationship in a warm, validating manner.
(920) 376-9879 View (920) 376-9879
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Valerie Hamilton, Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Menasha, WI 54952
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client would be someone looking for help to tap into their personal inner strengths, and by maximizing those strengths, will discover peace, balance and self acceptance, in their everyday life. My ideal client would live a life free from fear, worry, and insecurity.
My ideal client would be someone looking for help to tap into their personal inner strengths, and by maximizing those strengths, will discover peace, balance and self acceptance, in their everyday life. My ideal client would live a life free from fear, worry, and insecurity.
(920) 821-1473 View (920) 821-1473
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Sara L Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MT-BC, LCSW, ICGC-II
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
My ideal client is someone who is interested in helping themselves and creating change in their life. At Expressive Therapies, we work with the creative arts (music and art therapies) along with mental health counseling to provide a holistic approach unique to each individual. Sara is also a qualified gambling treatment provider, for gambler and their loved ones.
My ideal client is someone who is interested in helping themselves and creating change in their life. At Expressive Therapies, we work with the creative arts (music and art therapies) along with mental health counseling to provide a holistic approach unique to each individual. Sara is also a qualified gambling treatment provider, for gambler and their loved ones.
(920) 843-9344 View (920) 843-9344
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Roots of Healing, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MSHN, L Hyp, CWFC
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can feel like we are stuck in the mud. We are struggling to get out, to break free, but it feels like we can't get out. We may feel frustrated, angry, anxious, helpless, or distraught. When this happens, it can be difficult to know how to deal with what happened or what type of help we need.
Sometimes life can feel like we are stuck in the mud. We are struggling to get out, to break free, but it feels like we can't get out. We may feel frustrated, angry, anxious, helpless, or distraught. When this happens, it can be difficult to know how to deal with what happened or what type of help we need.
(920) 395-1081 View (920) 395-1081
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Debra Lynne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
I offer a safe, supportive environment and have found empathy, understanding and humor are important in building a therapeutic alliance. My abilities are well suited to people with a history of trauma and who are intuitive and creative. Whether you're looking for short term therapy or a deeper process, my skill level applies to both. Each person is unique and I anticipate and enjoy building a relationship that assumes collaboration. I then work with them toward activating their own healing potential, no matter the age. I work well with individuals who have had treatment failures in the past.
I offer a safe, supportive environment and have found empathy, understanding and humor are important in building a therapeutic alliance. My abilities are well suited to people with a history of trauma and who are intuitive and creative. Whether you're looking for short term therapy or a deeper process, my skill level applies to both. Each person is unique and I anticipate and enjoy building a relationship that assumes collaboration. I then work with them toward activating their own healing potential, no matter the age. I work well with individuals who have had treatment failures in the past.
(940) 641-8926 View (940) 641-8926
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Tracy M Siebers
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
Individuals, couples, and families encounter challenges in life that can be difficult to manage. I like to assist others in effectively understanding themselves, others, and the world in which we live. I assist clients' in further developing their coping skills and developing manners to regulate their emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and interpersonal skills to become more effective. If my clients' seek to integrate their spirituality and faith into the counseling process, I welcome the opportunity. I provide counseling services in English and Spanish. Los individuos, las parejas y las familias encuentran desafíos en la vida que pueden ser difíciles de manejar. Me gusta ayudar a otros en la comprensión efectiva de sí mismos, otros, y el mundo en el que vivimos. Asisto a los clientes en el desarrollo de sus habilidades de afrontamiento y el desarrollo de modales para regular sus emociones, comportamientos, pensamientos y habilidades interpersonales para ser más efectivos. Si mis clientes buscan integrar su espiritualidad y fe en el proceso de consejería, acojo con satisfacción la oportunidad. Proporciono servicios de consejería en inglés y español.
Individuals, couples, and families encounter challenges in life that can be difficult to manage. I like to assist others in effectively understanding themselves, others, and the world in which we live. I assist clients' in further developing their coping skills and developing manners to regulate their emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and interpersonal skills to become more effective. If my clients' seek to integrate their spirituality and faith into the counseling process, I welcome the opportunity. I provide counseling services in English and Spanish. Los individuos, las parejas y las familias encuentran desafíos en la vida que pueden ser difíciles de manejar. Me gusta ayudar a otros en la comprensión efectiva de sí mismos, otros, y el mundo en el que vivimos. Asisto a los clientes en el desarrollo de sus habilidades de afrontamiento y el desarrollo de modales para regular sus emociones, comportamientos, pensamientos y habilidades interpersonales para ser más efectivos. Si mis clientes buscan integrar su espiritualidad y fe en el proceso de consejería, acojo con satisfacción la oportunidad. Proporciono servicios de consejería en inglés y español.
(920) 843-9612 View (920) 843-9612
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Gloria Allhiser
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Menasha, WI 54952
Have you ever felt stuck, either "on" or "off?" Are you looking for something, but aren't quite sure what, either for yourself or in your relationship? Do you ever feel like you're in some kind of in-between space? Rather than staying stuck there, I believe in the power of a transformative in-between place where we can explore, dig, unburden, turn to goo a little bit, reform, and transform - you know, like a cocoon, because a cocoon is the ultimate "in between" space. That's the kind of space I offer at In Between Counseling, LLC.
Have you ever felt stuck, either "on" or "off?" Are you looking for something, but aren't quite sure what, either for yourself or in your relationship? Do you ever feel like you're in some kind of in-between space? Rather than staying stuck there, I believe in the power of a transformative in-between place where we can explore, dig, unburden, turn to goo a little bit, reform, and transform - you know, like a cocoon, because a cocoon is the ultimate "in between" space. That's the kind of space I offer at In Between Counseling, LLC.
(920) 709-9025 View (920) 709-9025

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Number of Therapists in 54952

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 54952 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
62% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Optum
86% UMR

How Therapists in 54952 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 54952?

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.