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Marcus Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, BBA, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are in a relationship with a stranger? Does a basic discussion turn into an all day argument? Relationships, regardless of what kind, are the responsibility of both parties involved and there is no better time than now to take charge of your relationship's success. Each relationship has its own fingerprints and no two are the same. The client is the expert. Our therapeutic relationship will help put the pieces of your puzzle together in a meaningful way. I believe therapy goes beyond crisis intervention. Let’s bring happiness back to your relationship as I emphasize healthy behaviors over unhealthy behaviors.
Do you feel like you are in a relationship with a stranger? Does a basic discussion turn into an all day argument? Relationships, regardless of what kind, are the responsibility of both parties involved and there is no better time than now to take charge of your relationship's success. Each relationship has its own fingerprints and no two are the same. The client is the expert. Our therapeutic relationship will help put the pieces of your puzzle together in a meaningful way. I believe therapy goes beyond crisis intervention. Let’s bring happiness back to your relationship as I emphasize healthy behaviors over unhealthy behaviors.
(504) 666-3399 View (504) 666-3399
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Taylor Mayer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
I use an integrated approach to provide individual counseling and play therapy services to adults and children. I am interested in aiding clients who deal with difficulties surrounding divorce, daily stressors, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I intend to focus on working with children and families attempting to readjust to the rules and roles of the new family structure that can surface. I will provide a safe environment where clients can work collaboratively with me to identify concerns and process them. I will help clients use this new awareness to determine effective coping and communication skills.
I use an integrated approach to provide individual counseling and play therapy services to adults and children. I am interested in aiding clients who deal with difficulties surrounding divorce, daily stressors, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I intend to focus on working with children and families attempting to readjust to the rules and roles of the new family structure that can surface. I will provide a safe environment where clients can work collaboratively with me to identify concerns and process them. I will help clients use this new awareness to determine effective coping and communication skills.
(337) 202-2561 View (337) 202-2561
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Sankofa Center, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70112
Call or Email Larry Hayes for a consultation now - Qualifications * Years in Practice: 25+ * School:Southern University at New Orleans * Year Graduated: 1986 * License No. and State: 3184 LA. Finances * Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100 * Sliding Scale: Yes Payments : Cash, Check, Insurance Plans: Magellan Health Services, IBH, BlueCrossBlueShield, TriCare, Wellcom, United Health Care, Mental Health Network, Ullance Behavior Health Value Options, United New Directions Health Care, Medicare and Medicaid, Treating * Loss or Grief * Self Esteem * Trauma and PTSD: * Bipolar Disorder *Adoptions Personality Disorders * Gender: *Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) * Adults * Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) * Family/Marital Therapy *
Call or Email Larry Hayes for a consultation now - Qualifications * Years in Practice: 25+ * School:Southern University at New Orleans * Year Graduated: 1986 * License No. and State: 3184 LA. Finances * Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100 * Sliding Scale: Yes Payments : Cash, Check, Insurance Plans: Magellan Health Services, IBH, BlueCrossBlueShield, TriCare, Wellcom, United Health Care, Mental Health Network, Ullance Behavior Health Value Options, United New Directions Health Care, Medicare and Medicaid, Treating * Loss or Grief * Self Esteem * Trauma and PTSD: * Bipolar Disorder *Adoptions Personality Disorders * Gender: *Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) * Adults * Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) * Family/Marital Therapy *
(504) 273-7139 View (504) 273-7139
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John D Burkin
Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPCC, LPC, LMHC, LCPC, CPL-PR
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
I work with individuals 18 years and older who are interested in working on customized goals in a collaborative manner. This practice is intended to provide clients a motivational and affirming experience as they choose Outcomes they wish to achieve. The intention is to help clients demonstrate resilience as they learn new ways to effect positive change in their lives. My approach is engagement, exploration and success. Success is reaching the Outcomes YOU set for yourself. Once you have in mind a basic idea of where you want to be, you will begin to move toward it.
I work with individuals 18 years and older who are interested in working on customized goals in a collaborative manner. This practice is intended to provide clients a motivational and affirming experience as they choose Outcomes they wish to achieve. The intention is to help clients demonstrate resilience as they learn new ways to effect positive change in their lives. My approach is engagement, exploration and success. Success is reaching the Outcomes YOU set for yourself. Once you have in mind a basic idea of where you want to be, you will begin to move toward it.
(504) 788-1505 View (504) 788-1505
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Julia Becker
Psychologist, PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
Hello, I offer two primary areas of evidence based clinical expertise, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals and Couple Therapy for Stress Related Problems to private clients. I take a strategic and evidence based approach to understanding your presenting concerns. I believe in the importance of assessment to track progress while working to achieve personal and relational goals and to enhance overall satisfaction and quality of life. I am transparent, forward and supportive during all stages of treatment beginning with assessment & recommendations, pre-treatment planning & education, & effective therapeutic intervention.
Hello, I offer two primary areas of evidence based clinical expertise, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals and Couple Therapy for Stress Related Problems to private clients. I take a strategic and evidence based approach to understanding your presenting concerns. I believe in the importance of assessment to track progress while working to achieve personal and relational goals and to enhance overall satisfaction and quality of life. I am transparent, forward and supportive during all stages of treatment beginning with assessment & recommendations, pre-treatment planning & education, & effective therapeutic intervention.
(504) 475-0382 View (504) 475-0382
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Dr. Suzie Flores
Psychologist, PsyD, LLC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
PTSD, narcissistic abuse and overall anxiety can impact your ability to function mentally and physically. Throughout my career as a trauma and pain psychologist, what I have found most effective in releasing painful thoughts and feelings, and even physical pain, is Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) - a breakthrough in psychological treatment. ImTT goes beyond talk therapy because it quickly, gently and permanently releases deeply embedded emotional triggers. Painful memories do not have to be discussed in detail, minimizing re-traumatization. Let's discuss your concerns through a free 30 minute phone consultation.
PTSD, narcissistic abuse and overall anxiety can impact your ability to function mentally and physically. Throughout my career as a trauma and pain psychologist, what I have found most effective in releasing painful thoughts and feelings, and even physical pain, is Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) - a breakthrough in psychological treatment. ImTT goes beyond talk therapy because it quickly, gently and permanently releases deeply embedded emotional triggers. Painful memories do not have to be discussed in detail, minimizing re-traumatization. Let's discuss your concerns through a free 30 minute phone consultation.
(504) 499-1205 View (504) 499-1205
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Kind + Connected Online Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
You're obsessed with dieting and hating your body, you can hardly think about anything else. It's so overwhelming to have dedicated all of this time to "looking and feeling better" yet you have neither! Or maybe your close relationships are running you into the ground. Your friends are sick of hearing about it. Now who can you talk to?
You're obsessed with dieting and hating your body, you can hardly think about anything else. It's so overwhelming to have dedicated all of this time to "looking and feeling better" yet you have neither! Or maybe your close relationships are running you into the ground. Your friends are sick of hearing about it. Now who can you talk to?
(833) 978-1433 View (833) 978-1433
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Dr. Holly Walters
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CRC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
In addition to counseling, I enjoy teaching. In counseling I have the opportunity to teach my clients new skills to better their mental health. I believe that it is easier for individuals to learn about new information if it is presented in conjunction with something they already know. In line with this, I enjoy using pop culture in my therapy process. I have a blog focused on self-care using coping skills in conjunction with popular culture. Therapypopculture.com
In addition to counseling, I enjoy teaching. In counseling I have the opportunity to teach my clients new skills to better their mental health. I believe that it is easier for individuals to learn about new information if it is presented in conjunction with something they already know. In line with this, I enjoy using pop culture in my therapy process. I have a blog focused on self-care using coping skills in conjunction with popular culture. Therapypopculture.com
(504) 370-9389 View (504) 370-9389
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Elizabeth Colistra
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
Not accepting new clients
A Jungian approach to psychotherapy and analysis helps you understand the hidden influences affecting your everyday life. Working together, we will uncover patterns and dynamics which may be self-sabotaging or limiting you from being your full self. As you learn to connect with the unconscious, unrecognized aspects of your self can be integrated into your overall personality contributing to a greater sense of wholeness. Throughout a Jungian process, imagination awakens, as well as your innate creative potential, leading to a more meaningful life.
A Jungian approach to psychotherapy and analysis helps you understand the hidden influences affecting your everyday life. Working together, we will uncover patterns and dynamics which may be self-sabotaging or limiting you from being your full self. As you learn to connect with the unconscious, unrecognized aspects of your self can be integrated into your overall personality contributing to a greater sense of wholeness. Throughout a Jungian process, imagination awakens, as well as your innate creative potential, leading to a more meaningful life.
(504) 608-0825 View (504) 608-0825
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Brandon L Selby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
Those who have a why to live can bear any how. Many of us are in some form of suffering, and this can derail us from a meaningful life. Learning how to live with our pain so as to gain purpose and meaning is a true endeavor. From a collaborative process, I help my clients to establish what purpose they seek and discover ways to validate our pain, learning to control rather than being controlled by our fears, depression, et cetera. Through therapeutic interventions, we can learn to accept how we think, feel, and act. Subsequently allowing us the opportunity to discover new areas for growth and healing..
Those who have a why to live can bear any how. Many of us are in some form of suffering, and this can derail us from a meaningful life. Learning how to live with our pain so as to gain purpose and meaning is a true endeavor. From a collaborative process, I help my clients to establish what purpose they seek and discover ways to validate our pain, learning to control rather than being controlled by our fears, depression, et cetera. Through therapeutic interventions, we can learn to accept how we think, feel, and act. Subsequently allowing us the opportunity to discover new areas for growth and healing..
(504) 285-4566 View (504) 285-4566
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Suzanne C. Klenck
Psychologist, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70112
Dr. Klenck holds specialized training in evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, exposure therapy, and mindfulness-based practices for the treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar and related disorders and a wide range of other difficulties. Dr. Klenck focuses on evidence-based treatment and evidence-based assessment practices, but finds the most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Without a strong alliance with the client, she finds a therapist is limited in their ability to help the individual effect change.
Dr. Klenck holds specialized training in evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, exposure therapy, and mindfulness-based practices for the treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar and related disorders and a wide range of other difficulties. Dr. Klenck focuses on evidence-based treatment and evidence-based assessment practices, but finds the most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Without a strong alliance with the client, she finds a therapist is limited in their ability to help the individual effect change.
(504) 784-6838 View (504) 784-6838
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Bleakley Counseling LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
Welcome! At Bleakley Counseling LLC, we know that reaching out for help from someone you have never met can seem stressful and overwhelming. We will try our best to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. With 6 years of experience, Patricia Scannavino MA, LPC-S, NCC currently practices general counseling with a focus in the following areas: depression, anxiety, stress, self- esteem, relationship problems, life transitions, martial issues, womens issues, blended family related issues and parenting concerns.
Welcome! At Bleakley Counseling LLC, we know that reaching out for help from someone you have never met can seem stressful and overwhelming. We will try our best to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. With 6 years of experience, Patricia Scannavino MA, LPC-S, NCC currently practices general counseling with a focus in the following areas: depression, anxiety, stress, self- esteem, relationship problems, life transitions, martial issues, womens issues, blended family related issues and parenting concerns.
(985) 466-8495 View (985) 466-8495
Diana B Mccrory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Most of my clients are ordinary people who have been sexually abused as children or adults, or are from alcoholic families, or are struggling with alcoholism in their current life. They may be having difficulty adjusting to changing circumstaaances in their lives due to divorce or loss of a family member or friend. Many of my clients are experiencing depression or anxiety or chronic worry.
Most of my clients are ordinary people who have been sexually abused as children or adults, or are from alcoholic families, or are struggling with alcoholism in their current life. They may be having difficulty adjusting to changing circumstaaances in their lives due to divorce or loss of a family member or friend. Many of my clients are experiencing depression or anxiety or chronic worry.
(504) 303-4007 View (504) 303-4007
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Nisha Talwar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
Hi, my name is Nisha Talwar. A brief intro is that I love to challenge my clients, give them a different perspective and help them to see things differently. I would want the clients to empower themselves, make the ability to take responsibility for their actions. I enjoy working with multicultural population and I know we are each unique in some ways whereas share the some commonalities among us. I have worked in the field of mental health for several years with a cross section of the population. I firmly believe that capitalizing on strengths and hidden potentials will facilitate healing and boost confidence
Hi, my name is Nisha Talwar. A brief intro is that I love to challenge my clients, give them a different perspective and help them to see things differently. I would want the clients to empower themselves, make the ability to take responsibility for their actions. I enjoy working with multicultural population and I know we are each unique in some ways whereas share the some commonalities among us. I have worked in the field of mental health for several years with a cross section of the population. I firmly believe that capitalizing on strengths and hidden potentials will facilitate healing and boost confidence
(504) 641-6582 View (504) 641-6582
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Melissa J Aubert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
As a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, I offer a variety of services for children, adolescents, and adults. I conduct Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluations for head injuries, neurological conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, stroke), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, developmental disorders (e.g., Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Deficiency), auditory processing disorders, and lead poisoning. I offer general intelligence assessment for employment, Gifted placement, and school admission, as well as psychological evaluations for surgery clearance (e.g., bariatric surgery candidates). For more information on the services I provide, please see my personal website: www.nolaneuropsych.com.
As a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, I offer a variety of services for children, adolescents, and adults. I conduct Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluations for head injuries, neurological conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, stroke), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, developmental disorders (e.g., Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Deficiency), auditory processing disorders, and lead poisoning. I offer general intelligence assessment for employment, Gifted placement, and school admission, as well as psychological evaluations for surgery clearance (e.g., bariatric surgery candidates). For more information on the services I provide, please see my personal website: www.nolaneuropsych.com.
(504) 315-1006 View (504) 315-1006
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Integrated Behavioral Health
MD, PhD, PMHNP, LCSW, LPC, PLPC
Not Verified Not Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
At IBH we are a multidisciplinary team focused on providing comprehensive care to patients ages 5 and older through In-Person visits and Telehealth. Our team includes: Morgan Feibelman, M.D., Jill McCall, M.D., Aldo Mejia, M.D., Jennifer Greco, M.D., Andrew Sander, M.D., Asa Pharr, M.D., Kellie Newman, PMHNP-BC, Blaine Grice, PMHNP-BC (also in BR), Karen Pellerin, PhD, Jonathan Nierman, LCSW, Frances Maples-LPC, Daja Williams, M.S.,LPC, Valeria Rodriguez, PLMFT, Marcel Albritton, PHD, C-IAYT. Please visit our website www.IBHpsych.com for both Baton Rouge and New Orleans bios .
At IBH we are a multidisciplinary team focused on providing comprehensive care to patients ages 5 and older through In-Person visits and Telehealth. Our team includes: Morgan Feibelman, M.D., Jill McCall, M.D., Aldo Mejia, M.D., Jennifer Greco, M.D., Andrew Sander, M.D., Asa Pharr, M.D., Kellie Newman, PMHNP-BC, Blaine Grice, PMHNP-BC (also in BR), Karen Pellerin, PhD, Jonathan Nierman, LCSW, Frances Maples-LPC, Daja Williams, M.S.,LPC, Valeria Rodriguez, PLMFT, Marcel Albritton, PHD, C-IAYT. Please visit our website www.IBHpsych.com for both Baton Rouge and New Orleans bios .
(504) 322-3837 View (504) 322-3837
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Rebecca Graham, Ph.D., LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
Working with children, youth and their families is a passion of mine. While all children experience challenges in life, some children have a more difficult time overcoming these challenges. I am a licensed psychologist specializing in work with children from infancy through adolescence on issues affecting social, emotional, and academic performance. As a child and adolescent psychologist, I help children understand their feelings and how to express their feelings in healthy ways. I work collaboratively with families to improve children's self-esteem, emotion regulation, and social skills with a treatment plan customized to each child.
Working with children, youth and their families is a passion of mine. While all children experience challenges in life, some children have a more difficult time overcoming these challenges. I am a licensed psychologist specializing in work with children from infancy through adolescence on issues affecting social, emotional, and academic performance. As a child and adolescent psychologist, I help children understand their feelings and how to express their feelings in healthy ways. I work collaboratively with families to improve children's self-esteem, emotion regulation, and social skills with a treatment plan customized to each child.
(504) 294-5260 View (504) 294-5260
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Christina Leslie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
Christina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over 10 years of experience working with clients of varying backgrounds with moderate to severe mental health issues. She received her Masters from Southern University A&M College in Mental Health Counseling. She also received her Bachelors from Louisiana State University in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Development. Christina uses a multitude of therapies to assist clients for an engaging therapeutic experience. She is located in the Mid City area and is accepting new clients for evening counseling appointments.
Christina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over 10 years of experience working with clients of varying backgrounds with moderate to severe mental health issues. She received her Masters from Southern University A&M College in Mental Health Counseling. She also received her Bachelors from Louisiana State University in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Development. Christina uses a multitude of therapies to assist clients for an engaging therapeutic experience. She is located in the Mid City area and is accepting new clients for evening counseling appointments.
(504) 265-1520 View (504) 265-1520
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Carla Reeves, MA, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients of all ages. I specialize in working on depression, anxiety, and trauma. Everyone needs a little help and comforting at least once in their lifetime. Many of us need someone to confide in on several occasions. Whether it's just you, or you and your loved ones, there are always ways to work things out. No problem is unsolvable. Call or text to make an appointment. We, together, can work it out.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages. I specialize in working on depression, anxiety, and trauma. Everyone needs a little help and comforting at least once in their lifetime. Many of us need someone to confide in on several occasions. Whether it's just you, or you and your loved ones, there are always ways to work things out. No problem is unsolvable. Call or text to make an appointment. We, together, can work it out.
(337) 508-0329 View (337) 508-0329
Photo of Sidney J. Miltz M.Ed., LPC, CCADS, MAC, CCFC, CCTP, Licensed Professional Counselor in 70112, LA
Sidney J. Miltz M.Ed., LPC, CCADS, MAC, CCFC, CCTP
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CCSAS, MAC, CCFC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70112
If you are reading this it is because something in your life could be better. The goal of therapy is for individuals to gain insight, explore their possibilities, and to change their world. If you are feeling significant distress or are seeking personal growth because you are not living at your full potential. I can assist you in improving your life.
If you are reading this it is because something in your life could be better. The goal of therapy is for individuals to gain insight, explore their possibilities, and to change their world. If you are feeling significant distress or are seeking personal growth because you are not living at your full potential. I can assist you in improving your life.
(504) 285-9579 View (504) 285-9579

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 70112

80+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 70112 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
66% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
63% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Aetna

How Therapists in 70112 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 70112?

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.