Photo of Michelle Benton, MA, LPC, ACG, Counselor
Michelle Benton
Counselor, MA, LPC, ACG
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66224
My professional training includes a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, with a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor license in the State of Kansas. Also, I have 125 hours of ADHD coach training from the ADD Coach Academy (www.addca.com). My counseling background consists of experience at a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents. This process included; leading treatment groups and working with family systems. As well as, treatment of various disorders such as; bipolar, major depression, trauma, personality disorders, AD/HD, substance use, and behavioral conditions.
My professional training includes a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, with a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor license in the State of Kansas. Also, I have 125 hours of ADHD coach training from the ADD Coach Academy (www.addca.com). My counseling background consists of experience at a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents. This process included; leading treatment groups and working with family systems. As well as, treatment of various disorders such as; bipolar, major depression, trauma, personality disorders, AD/HD, substance use, and behavioral conditions.
(913) 752-9641 View (913) 752-9641
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Kristin (K K) Koetting
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66224
I love the field of psychology! Whether you need a therapist, or a life/wellness coach, I am decidated to helping you find the solutions to maximize your wellness and well-being. Are you... trying to improve your health? adjusting to an injury or illness? searching for solutions to relationships, depression, anxiety, stress, career, or parenting? going through a transition like divorce? looking to enhance your personal growth, self-confidence and happiness? wanting to develop skills in goal-setting, performance, mindfulness, optimism, creativity, and reslience? I have the expertise and passion to help! www.435southmag.com
I love the field of psychology! Whether you need a therapist, or a life/wellness coach, I am decidated to helping you find the solutions to maximize your wellness and well-being. Are you... trying to improve your health? adjusting to an injury or illness? searching for solutions to relationships, depression, anxiety, stress, career, or parenting? going through a transition like divorce? looking to enhance your personal growth, self-confidence and happiness? wanting to develop skills in goal-setting, performance, mindfulness, optimism, creativity, and reslience? I have the expertise and passion to help! www.435southmag.com
(913) 586-2654 View (913) 586-2654
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Prairie Village Therapy Services, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66224
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed professional counselor for over 25 years, I provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. Also a Registered Play Therapist, Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT), and an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained therapist, I am passionate about providing a safe place for people to heal through their unique therapeutic journey. My area of expertise is working with children and adolescents.
As a licensed professional counselor for over 25 years, I provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. Also a Registered Play Therapist, Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT), and an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained therapist, I am passionate about providing a safe place for people to heal through their unique therapeutic journey. My area of expertise is working with children and adolescents.
(913) 318-3352 View (913) 318-3352
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Caroline Danda, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66224
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed child psychologist who uses a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help you and your child make lasting change and build life skills. Therapy is solution-focused and dedicated to helping you and your child learn strategies to work through challenging behaviors and feelings so you feel more confident, less stressed/anxious, and generally happier. Even a few sessions can accomplish this. Don't wait to get help. If you are ready for a change for the better, contact me to schedule a free phone consultation and/or schedule an appointment.
I am a licensed child psychologist who uses a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help you and your child make lasting change and build life skills. Therapy is solution-focused and dedicated to helping you and your child learn strategies to work through challenging behaviors and feelings so you feel more confident, less stressed/anxious, and generally happier. Even a few sessions can accomplish this. Don't wait to get help. If you are ready for a change for the better, contact me to schedule a free phone consultation and/or schedule an appointment.
(913) 498-9958 View (913) 498-9958
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Wellspring Counseling LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, LCAC, KCGC, CACREP
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66224
Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. Our goal is to help you find empowerment to grow from your struggles, help you to heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. Our goal is to help you find empowerment to grow from your struggles, help you to heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
(913) 380-4242 View (913) 380-4242
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Alysia (Ali) Lomshek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LMAC, KCGCIIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66224
We are presented with opportunities in life where we experience an invitation to grow and heal, and we benefit from support in mapping out this journey. We may be engaged in a behavior that is no longer helpful or be experiencing symptoms that are related to life stressors. At times, we may find ourselves in an unexpected times of crisis and upheaval. We are all on paths of healing in some sense, and it is my privilege to assist my clients in coping with life stressors and moving towards a life of fullness and thriving. Therapeutic work helps us find our courage to heal and move forward, and to trust in the process of change.
We are presented with opportunities in life where we experience an invitation to grow and heal, and we benefit from support in mapping out this journey. We may be engaged in a behavior that is no longer helpful or be experiencing symptoms that are related to life stressors. At times, we may find ourselves in an unexpected times of crisis and upheaval. We are all on paths of healing in some sense, and it is my privilege to assist my clients in coping with life stressors and moving towards a life of fullness and thriving. Therapeutic work helps us find our courage to heal and move forward, and to trust in the process of change.
(913) 320-0844 View (913) 320-0844
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Joel Gustafson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66224
At the core of every person are innate needs to feel safe, secure, protection, love and connection. These innate needs follow us throughout life and have a significant impact on our ability to experience life to the fullest. When our innate needs are not being met we can experience significant negative emotion & stress. If we pay attention to our emotions, they help shed light on areas in our life where these needs are not being satisfied, which often results in stress. Our innate needs are satisfied physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually & behaviorally, but we have to be intentional and active in that process.
At the core of every person are innate needs to feel safe, secure, protection, love and connection. These innate needs follow us throughout life and have a significant impact on our ability to experience life to the fullest. When our innate needs are not being met we can experience significant negative emotion & stress. If we pay attention to our emotions, they help shed light on areas in our life where these needs are not being satisfied, which often results in stress. Our innate needs are satisfied physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually & behaviorally, but we have to be intentional and active in that process.
(913) 608-4717 View (913) 608-4717
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Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66224
Hello! I'm Vanessa, co-owner of Secure Counseling Clinics. I've lived in KC for 20 years with my husband, 4 children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 bearded dragon, and a flock of backyard chickens! I'm a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in both MO and KS, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and KS board-approved clinical supervisor. My heart work is helping humans with complex trauma. Couples, as well as parents and their children, work with me to form secure attachments with each other. I help clients experiencing relationship difficulties and those who experience pain from circumstances or losses.
Hello! I'm Vanessa, co-owner of Secure Counseling Clinics. I've lived in KC for 20 years with my husband, 4 children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 bearded dragon, and a flock of backyard chickens! I'm a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in both MO and KS, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and KS board-approved clinical supervisor. My heart work is helping humans with complex trauma. Couples, as well as parents and their children, work with me to form secure attachments with each other. I help clients experiencing relationship difficulties and those who experience pain from circumstances or losses.
(816) 608-8444 View (816) 608-8444
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Reena Sharma
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRADC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66224
Being a parent is a joy like none other. This may however become challenging if your child (especially a teenager) battles emotional, behavioral, eating disorders, lack of confidence or addiction problems. Teenagers with these issues often argue, have hard time expressing emotions, have disruptive behavior, sudden change in eating habits and conscious of their body image. They might resort to use of alcohol or other drugs to escape struggles. This does not mean you are a bad parent; it is just a difficult time for your family. You just need someone to walk you through during this difficult time.
Being a parent is a joy like none other. This may however become challenging if your child (especially a teenager) battles emotional, behavioral, eating disorders, lack of confidence or addiction problems. Teenagers with these issues often argue, have hard time expressing emotions, have disruptive behavior, sudden change in eating habits and conscious of their body image. They might resort to use of alcohol or other drugs to escape struggles. This does not mean you are a bad parent; it is just a difficult time for your family. You just need someone to walk you through during this difficult time.
(816) 448-8144 View (816) 448-8144
Photo of Elizabeth Nelson, LCPC, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Elizabeth Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66224
Is there hope for lasting change? Together with the client, we focus on lasting change, healing, and insightful meaning. I offer a supportive counseling relationship that respects and honors the individual. I ensure that each person feels heard and understood. We explore coping strategies that make sense of the pain and difficulties in relationships, unhealthy patterns, depression, anxiety, and grief. We collaborate on goals that address the symptoms and the causes of distress. I have a comprehensive approach that enables you to take home and apply to life what you've experienced in therapy.
Is there hope for lasting change? Together with the client, we focus on lasting change, healing, and insightful meaning. I offer a supportive counseling relationship that respects and honors the individual. I ensure that each person feels heard and understood. We explore coping strategies that make sense of the pain and difficulties in relationships, unhealthy patterns, depression, anxiety, and grief. We collaborate on goals that address the symptoms and the causes of distress. I have a comprehensive approach that enables you to take home and apply to life what you've experienced in therapy.
(913) 214-8432 View (913) 214-8432
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Chris Hermesch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66224
Do you struggle with managing difficult emotions and thoughts? Do you feel like you are surviving more than you are living? Do you struggle with creating healthy meaningful relationships? Are you looking for your path to balance and a deep sense of well-being? If so, I would be happy to help you to discover how mindfulness centered therapy can help you find your balance individually as well as your relationships and also create a life worth living. With a mindfulness practice, you can train your brain to create the changes that you are looking for. You can also access your body and mind's inherent ability to heal and find balance.
Do you struggle with managing difficult emotions and thoughts? Do you feel like you are surviving more than you are living? Do you struggle with creating healthy meaningful relationships? Are you looking for your path to balance and a deep sense of well-being? If so, I would be happy to help you to discover how mindfulness centered therapy can help you find your balance individually as well as your relationships and also create a life worth living. With a mindfulness practice, you can train your brain to create the changes that you are looking for. You can also access your body and mind's inherent ability to heal and find balance.
(816) 656-2599 View (816) 656-2599
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Chelsea Link
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66224
Life can be challenging, and I am here to walk beside you and your family in this journey. If you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, or experiencing struggles due to trauma to everyday stressors to parenting questions, I am here to help. I have worked with children, families and individuals who present with various needs ranging from struggles with life transitions to trauma. Having witnessed the calm and strength that can come from change, I am dedicated to helping my clients work toward their goals.
Life can be challenging, and I am here to walk beside you and your family in this journey. If you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, or experiencing struggles due to trauma to everyday stressors to parenting questions, I am here to help. I have worked with children, families and individuals who present with various needs ranging from struggles with life transitions to trauma. Having witnessed the calm and strength that can come from change, I am dedicated to helping my clients work toward their goals.
(913) 320-0939 View (913) 320-0939
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Kelly Trowbridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66224
Are you grappling with significant life changes or facing circumstances such as disability, chronic illness, dementia, or loss? Perhaps you're contending with daunting day-to-day to challenges within these circumstances. Whether you're an individual, partner, parent, family member, or health careprovider, these situations may prompt questions about identity, purpose, and meaning, fostering a need for compassionate understanding, support, and practical strategies. Amidst uncertainty, stress, and overwhelm, I offer a secure and accepting relationship to explore these complexities for growth and connection.
Are you grappling with significant life changes or facing circumstances such as disability, chronic illness, dementia, or loss? Perhaps you're contending with daunting day-to-day to challenges within these circumstances. Whether you're an individual, partner, parent, family member, or health careprovider, these situations may prompt questions about identity, purpose, and meaning, fostering a need for compassionate understanding, support, and practical strategies. Amidst uncertainty, stress, and overwhelm, I offer a secure and accepting relationship to explore these complexities for growth and connection.
(913) 937-5355 View (913) 937-5355
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Evalyn Van Valkenburgh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, MSW, BSOT
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66224
With today's challenges, we need more effective and efficient strategies for managing our lives. Whether it's a lifetime of worry, reoccurring depression, or a recent crisis; my gift is empowering people to overcome their obstacles. Share with me what it is like to be you and I will share with you my thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist. Together we will create a plan for safely transforming your negative life experiences into healthier perspectives that will provide lasting relief. Additionally, self-help relationship coaching is available in my book, "Kiss 100 Frogs Compatibility Dating Guide". See www.Kiss100Frogs.com
With today's challenges, we need more effective and efficient strategies for managing our lives. Whether it's a lifetime of worry, reoccurring depression, or a recent crisis; my gift is empowering people to overcome their obstacles. Share with me what it is like to be you and I will share with you my thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist. Together we will create a plan for safely transforming your negative life experiences into healthier perspectives that will provide lasting relief. Additionally, self-help relationship coaching is available in my book, "Kiss 100 Frogs Compatibility Dating Guide". See www.Kiss100Frogs.com
(913) 601-8127 View (913) 601-8127
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Nancy Fry
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66224
Do you go to work each day with a knot of anxiety or dread in the pit of your stomach? Is your work stress affecting your confidence and spilling over into your personal life? Or maybe there are worries or emotional pain in your personal life that are also affecting your relationships or your work. Either way, I can help. We'll seek to better understand what's keeping you stuck, learn new strategies and identify your strengths to help you heal, overcome challenges and restore your confidence and well-being.
Do you go to work each day with a knot of anxiety or dread in the pit of your stomach? Is your work stress affecting your confidence and spilling over into your personal life? Or maybe there are worries or emotional pain in your personal life that are also affecting your relationships or your work. Either way, I can help. We'll seek to better understand what's keeping you stuck, learn new strategies and identify your strengths to help you heal, overcome challenges and restore your confidence and well-being.
(785) 727-4697 View (785) 727-4697
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Julie Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66224
Appointments for teens and adults are via telemedicine. Children, age 4-11, are in person. Are you depressed? Feel unable to get out of bed, paralyzed by fear or overwhelming heaviness? Do you wonder what happened to that happy couple you used to be? Do you have anxious thoughts keeping you awake, or draining your energy? You don't have to solve your problems by yourself. Get help in a safe environment where you can explore your feelings and devise a strategy to turn things around. Change happens when you actually do things differently.
Appointments for teens and adults are via telemedicine. Children, age 4-11, are in person. Are you depressed? Feel unable to get out of bed, paralyzed by fear or overwhelming heaviness? Do you wonder what happened to that happy couple you used to be? Do you have anxious thoughts keeping you awake, or draining your energy? You don't have to solve your problems by yourself. Get help in a safe environment where you can explore your feelings and devise a strategy to turn things around. Change happens when you actually do things differently.
(913) 752-9705 View (913) 752-9705
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Shawna Shaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66224
I use a goal oriented approach to help individuals, couples and families who are struggling with a relationship or a challenging life transition. Many times these struggles cause anxiety, depression, anger or resentment. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable and compassionate environment to help my clients work through these challenging times. As a Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator, I provide premarital and marital enrichment counseling to couples. I am also a trained Discernment Counselor.
I use a goal oriented approach to help individuals, couples and families who are struggling with a relationship or a challenging life transition. Many times these struggles cause anxiety, depression, anger or resentment. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable and compassionate environment to help my clients work through these challenging times. As a Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator, I provide premarital and marital enrichment counseling to couples. I am also a trained Discernment Counselor.
(913) 533-7001 View (913) 533-7001
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Aubrey Hooley
Counselor, LCPC, MSM
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66224
It can be difficult to take steps towards inner reflection. With patience and persistence, you will cultivate greater confidence, self-esteem and emotional balance. I work with the resilience within you and believe you have the skills and inner reserves to assist you in overcoming obstacles in your life. My perspective on therapy is built on a foundation of collaboration, interaction, trust and observation. The passion in my life is being invited and accompanying my clients in this journey. My style is an eclectic approach which can include treatment using mindfulness, action based, narrative, and interpersonal therapy among others.
It can be difficult to take steps towards inner reflection. With patience and persistence, you will cultivate greater confidence, self-esteem and emotional balance. I work with the resilience within you and believe you have the skills and inner reserves to assist you in overcoming obstacles in your life. My perspective on therapy is built on a foundation of collaboration, interaction, trust and observation. The passion in my life is being invited and accompanying my clients in this journey. My style is an eclectic approach which can include treatment using mindfulness, action based, narrative, and interpersonal therapy among others.
(208) 231-3551 View (208) 231-3551
Photo of Mariah Warden, LSCSW, LCAC, ACC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mariah Warden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCAC, ACC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66224  (Online Only)
I have found my passion in working with adults with ADHD to find their inner strengths and help them move forward. As a therapist or as an ADHD life coach, I can provide strategies tailored to your needs to help overcome adults ' related issues, such as procrastination, time management and organization challenges, relationship stress, impulsive behaviors, difficulty prioritizing, etc. I am an ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider and ADD Coach Academy Associate Coach. I am Intensely trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) through B-Tech.
I have found my passion in working with adults with ADHD to find their inner strengths and help them move forward. As a therapist or as an ADHD life coach, I can provide strategies tailored to your needs to help overcome adults ' related issues, such as procrastination, time management and organization challenges, relationship stress, impulsive behaviors, difficulty prioritizing, etc. I am an ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider and ADD Coach Academy Associate Coach. I am Intensely trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) through B-Tech.
(316) 512-2691 View (316) 512-2691
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Richelle Dadian
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66224  (Online Only)
​​You've been experiencing sexual issues recently or maybe for some time. You may be experiencing erectile difficulties or pain during sex. You’ve tried everything you’ve found on the internet but still, it's not working how you want. It's frustrating, isolating, infuriating, and confusing. It may even be difficult to remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But now, you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to break the pattern and have your body and brain on the same page. You're ready for a more fulfilled sex life. And most of all, you’re ready to feel more connected in your sexuality!
​​You've been experiencing sexual issues recently or maybe for some time. You may be experiencing erectile difficulties or pain during sex. You’ve tried everything you’ve found on the internet but still, it's not working how you want. It's frustrating, isolating, infuriating, and confusing. It may even be difficult to remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But now, you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to break the pattern and have your body and brain on the same page. You're ready for a more fulfilled sex life. And most of all, you’re ready to feel more connected in your sexuality!
(785) 268-7281 View (785) 268-7281

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 66224

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 66224 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
76% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Medicaid
50% BlueCross and BlueShield
43% Other

How Therapists in 66224 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 66224?

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.