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Randy Free Psychiatric Counselor And Executive Coach
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, APCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Hey, I am glad that you found me, I am here to help. From childhood I had internalized negative beliefs about myself. It wasn’t until I was a young adult that I realized how these beliefs were thwarting my potential, causing anxiety, and depression. I call them silent saboteurs because these false beliefs work subconsciously to filter every event assigning meaning and value. Left unchecked, they make our lives very small. Fortunately I have found the key to defeating my silent saboteurs and I am ready to teach it to you. I can show you how to replace the negative narratives that steal your confidence and unleash your potential.
Hey, I am glad that you found me, I am here to help. From childhood I had internalized negative beliefs about myself. It wasn’t until I was a young adult that I realized how these beliefs were thwarting my potential, causing anxiety, and depression. I call them silent saboteurs because these false beliefs work subconsciously to filter every event assigning meaning and value. Left unchecked, they make our lives very small. Fortunately I have found the key to defeating my silent saboteurs and I am ready to teach it to you. I can show you how to replace the negative narratives that steal your confidence and unleash your potential.
(832) 937-9914 View (832) 937-9914
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Better Therapy PLLC with Dr. Rune Moelbak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005
Certified EFT Couples Therapist and psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are going through difficult life struggles: If you are feeling depressed, struggling in your marriage or relationship, or have lost your sense of purpose, I can help you re-find meaning and regain your effectiveness. I help people work through wounds from their past that have impacted their self-esteem, and help them resolve relationship issues that are weighing them down. Together we will help you get to the root of your problems and find the inner resources that will get you unstuck!
Certified EFT Couples Therapist and psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are going through difficult life struggles: If you are feeling depressed, struggling in your marriage or relationship, or have lost your sense of purpose, I can help you re-find meaning and regain your effectiveness. I help people work through wounds from their past that have impacted their self-esteem, and help them resolve relationship issues that are weighing them down. Together we will help you get to the root of your problems and find the inner resources that will get you unstuck!
(713) 766-1251 View (713) 766-1251
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An Phong A. P. Vo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Did your marriage or relationship start with a deep connection, being in love, exciting thoughts and hopes for the future, but you drifted apart and are longing for more? Has one or both of you started overworking, over-parenting, and being less available? Do you feel like roommates? Is there infidelity, anxiety, anger, or depression? Navigating marriage and intimate relationships can be a complex journey because they are shaped by our individual life experiences, our unique personalities, our hopes, desires, and expectations, which can sometimes clash, especially with time. But, this doesn’t mean you can’t turn things around.
Did your marriage or relationship start with a deep connection, being in love, exciting thoughts and hopes for the future, but you drifted apart and are longing for more? Has one or both of you started overworking, over-parenting, and being less available? Do you feel like roommates? Is there infidelity, anxiety, anger, or depression? Navigating marriage and intimate relationships can be a complex journey because they are shaped by our individual life experiences, our unique personalities, our hopes, desires, and expectations, which can sometimes clash, especially with time. But, this doesn’t mean you can’t turn things around.
(713) 338-0993 View (713) 338-0993
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April Kitchens, LCSW; Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ERP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression and struggles from life challenges is not uncommon. I use modalities such as Exposure Therapy (ERP), ACT and CBT to help you get your life back. So why do we make it so uncommon to reach out for help? You no longer have to wait to feel "normal" again. Hi, My name is April Kitchens, LCSW and I am here to be the support that you need. I have 11 plus years of experience working with adults, children and adolescence who are in need of support in challenging situations such as OCD, Anxiety, depression and more. Weeknight and Weekend scheduling available.
Anxiety, depression and struggles from life challenges is not uncommon. I use modalities such as Exposure Therapy (ERP), ACT and CBT to help you get your life back. So why do we make it so uncommon to reach out for help? You no longer have to wait to feel "normal" again. Hi, My name is April Kitchens, LCSW and I am here to be the support that you need. I have 11 plus years of experience working with adults, children and adolescence who are in need of support in challenging situations such as OCD, Anxiety, depression and more. Weeknight and Weekend scheduling available.
(346) 489-4965 View (346) 489-4965
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Amy Buford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LADC/MH, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, problematic substance use, self esteem problems, addiction, and/ or relationship problems? Are you in a helping profession and finding yourself struggling? Together we walk through the journey of your life and help you heal from emotions that are hindering your quality of life.
Have you been struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, problematic substance use, self esteem problems, addiction, and/ or relationship problems? Are you in a helping profession and finding yourself struggling? Together we walk through the journey of your life and help you heal from emotions that are hindering your quality of life.
(346) 239-8992 View (346) 239-8992
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Helen Godfrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
I keep getting interviews but I’m not getting the job. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. When I ask for feedback, I don’t get much of an answer. I need someone who can tell me how I’m coming across in the interview because I’ve gotten jobs in the past that weren’t a great fit. I also need to be more clear about what I want in a job. Instead of helping the employer understand what I motivates me and what I enjoy doing, I try to guess the type of employee they are seeking so that I will get the job. This may explain the reason I haven’t been very happy in my past roles.
I keep getting interviews but I’m not getting the job. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. When I ask for feedback, I don’t get much of an answer. I need someone who can tell me how I’m coming across in the interview because I’ve gotten jobs in the past that weren’t a great fit. I also need to be more clear about what I want in a job. Instead of helping the employer understand what I motivates me and what I enjoy doing, I try to guess the type of employee they are seeking so that I will get the job. This may explain the reason I haven’t been very happy in my past roles.
(832) 412-3218 View (832) 412-3218
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Ashley Bendickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and have been providing counseling services since 2017. I work with individuals (18+) and couples to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Counseling provides the groundwork to process challenges, develop new skills, access inner strength, gain confidence, heal, and flourish. My focus is to empower you to reach your goals by exploring beneath the surface, while helping you to develop skills to address your concerns . I will work with you to customize a holistic treatment plan to fit your needs.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and have been providing counseling services since 2017. I work with individuals (18+) and couples to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Counseling provides the groundwork to process challenges, develop new skills, access inner strength, gain confidence, heal, and flourish. My focus is to empower you to reach your goals by exploring beneath the surface, while helping you to develop skills to address your concerns . I will work with you to customize a holistic treatment plan to fit your needs.
(346) 536-9485 View (346) 536-9485
The Center for the Healing Arts and Sciences
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005
We want to restore you to wholeness and hope, because we all have unresolved tension in our lives. And the longer we sit with our pain and discomfort, the harder it can be to find relief. It can be a challenge to uncover and discover what’s at the root cause. We focus on helping you understand yourself, support you breaking destructive patterns, and identify areas of growth in a safe setting that allows you to be exactly who you truly are. Our therapists and practitioners are trained in multiple disciplines so you will receive a personalized method that is the best fit for you.
We want to restore you to wholeness and hope, because we all have unresolved tension in our lives. And the longer we sit with our pain and discomfort, the harder it can be to find relief. It can be a challenge to uncover and discover what’s at the root cause. We focus on helping you understand yourself, support you breaking destructive patterns, and identify areas of growth in a safe setting that allows you to be exactly who you truly are. Our therapists and practitioners are trained in multiple disciplines so you will receive a personalized method that is the best fit for you.
(713) 844-8998 View (713) 844-8998
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Joyce Gayles
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist and success coach with over 30 years experience in helping people to solve problems, grow, and transform their lives. As a psychotherapist, I work via telephone, video conferencing, and office visits with clients residing in Texas and North Carolina. I use a variety of approaches and techniques to help you resolve your problems and to reach you full potential. I provide guidance & knowledgeable feedback to support you to reach your goals and discover your answers to life's often perplexing questions. I work as your ally in making important life decisions and changes.
I am a clinical psychologist and success coach with over 30 years experience in helping people to solve problems, grow, and transform their lives. As a psychotherapist, I work via telephone, video conferencing, and office visits with clients residing in Texas and North Carolina. I use a variety of approaches and techniques to help you resolve your problems and to reach you full potential. I provide guidance & knowledgeable feedback to support you to reach your goals and discover your answers to life's often perplexing questions. I work as your ally in making important life decisions and changes.
(713) 338-9005 View (713) 338-9005
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Ashley D. Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
So what IS therapy? Does it mean that I am crazy? Is something wrong with me? Will I be judged? No, no, and no. Despite what our peers may tell us or what we our culture has told us, therapy provides an opportunity to process your thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a safe place. It can be very instrumental in helping individuals work on resolving problems/issues, craft achievable goals, learn new patterns of thinking, and develop healthy strategies to cope with certain life challenges and difficulties in an effort to enhance overall mental health and well-being. There are just so many benefits to choosing therapy!
So what IS therapy? Does it mean that I am crazy? Is something wrong with me? Will I be judged? No, no, and no. Despite what our peers may tell us or what we our culture has told us, therapy provides an opportunity to process your thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a safe place. It can be very instrumental in helping individuals work on resolving problems/issues, craft achievable goals, learn new patterns of thinking, and develop healthy strategies to cope with certain life challenges and difficulties in an effort to enhance overall mental health and well-being. There are just so many benefits to choosing therapy!
(346) 244-5168 View (346) 244-5168
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Wendy L Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005
Waitlist for new clients
I am a certified EMDR therapist and am trained to offer EMDR Intensives. My client base is adult women. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, abusive relationships, life transitions, health issues, high risk pregnancy, end of life issues and death. My approach is supportive, insight oriented and empowering. Women often do not acknowledge their unique challenges and assign misplaced emotions and shame to their individual journeys. My goal is to help my clients heal, find meaning and strength in their experiences so that they can fully and authentically embrace the future.
I am a certified EMDR therapist and am trained to offer EMDR Intensives. My client base is adult women. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, abusive relationships, life transitions, health issues, high risk pregnancy, end of life issues and death. My approach is supportive, insight oriented and empowering. Women often do not acknowledge their unique challenges and assign misplaced emotions and shame to their individual journeys. My goal is to help my clients heal, find meaning and strength in their experiences so that they can fully and authentically embrace the future.
(713) 338-9153 View (713) 338-9153
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Nancy K. Kerne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Are you standing in the face of uncertainty in your life or career and confused as to how to move forward? Does performance paralysis settle in when considering a risk? Having lived through Hurricane Katrina, resulting in an abrupt relocation to St. Louis in 2008 (after forty years in Louisiana), I can relate to life being out of balance, starting over, and the need for grounding. After fourteen years in St. Louis, I've recently chosen to relocate to Houston to be near family and have expanded my virtual practice to several states. Life is about transition, investing in a balanced life, so that we can draw from each area as needed.
Are you standing in the face of uncertainty in your life or career and confused as to how to move forward? Does performance paralysis settle in when considering a risk? Having lived through Hurricane Katrina, resulting in an abrupt relocation to St. Louis in 2008 (after forty years in Louisiana), I can relate to life being out of balance, starting over, and the need for grounding. After fourteen years in St. Louis, I've recently chosen to relocate to Houston to be near family and have expanded my virtual practice to several states. Life is about transition, investing in a balanced life, so that we can draw from each area as needed.
(281) 609-3380 View (281) 609-3380
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Lisa Balick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and have a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Preventive Medicine. I work with outpatient adolescents, adults, and couples doing individual/couples therapy. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, stress management, chronic illness (adjustment to one's own and other's), loss, and grief. I also treat depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, survivors of sexual abuse, relationship problems, and homosexual concerns and adjustments. My involvement with eating disorders is extensive. I work with many clients who are emotional overeaters,compulsive overeaters, binge eaters, bulimic, or anorexic.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and have a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Preventive Medicine. I work with outpatient adolescents, adults, and couples doing individual/couples therapy. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, stress management, chronic illness (adjustment to one's own and other's), loss, and grief. I also treat depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, survivors of sexual abuse, relationship problems, and homosexual concerns and adjustments. My involvement with eating disorders is extensive. I work with many clients who are emotional overeaters,compulsive overeaters, binge eaters, bulimic, or anorexic.
(713) 338-9176 View (713) 338-9176
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Catherine Boswell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005
Psynergy Psychological Associates is a full service psychotherapy office. We offer sliding scale fees for therapy with our LPC-Intern therapists. We are a society in which everyone of us - individually - is expected to "pull ourselves up by our proverbial boot-straps and keep going," which has its benefits and drawbacks, the biggest problem being that the metaphorical straps will inevitably break, often leaving individuals isolated and with relationship and/or work difficulties. I wonder if you could consider it an act of strength and courage - rather than weakness - both to seek help and then to risk receiving it?
Psynergy Psychological Associates is a full service psychotherapy office. We offer sliding scale fees for therapy with our LPC-Intern therapists. We are a society in which everyone of us - individually - is expected to "pull ourselves up by our proverbial boot-straps and keep going," which has its benefits and drawbacks, the biggest problem being that the metaphorical straps will inevitably break, often leaving individuals isolated and with relationship and/or work difficulties. I wonder if you could consider it an act of strength and courage - rather than weakness - both to seek help and then to risk receiving it?
(713) 512-5999 View (713) 512-5999
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Ann M Hodges
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005
Are you having difficulty sleeping? Are you feeling overwhelmed, irritable, or anxious? American's today are reporting more symptoms of distress than any other time since World War II. This emotional distress is effecting your physical well-being. By learning to pause your mind, you can develop empowering coping strategies to help you feel better, sleep better, work more productively and have happier relationships. My experience of over 30 years of traditional psychotherapy, combined with being a certified yoga instructor, and experience with meditation, and mindfulness; we can collaboratively develop multiple strategies to solve your problems and meet your goals.
Are you having difficulty sleeping? Are you feeling overwhelmed, irritable, or anxious? American's today are reporting more symptoms of distress than any other time since World War II. This emotional distress is effecting your physical well-being. By learning to pause your mind, you can develop empowering coping strategies to help you feel better, sleep better, work more productively and have happier relationships. My experience of over 30 years of traditional psychotherapy, combined with being a certified yoga instructor, and experience with meditation, and mindfulness; we can collaboratively develop multiple strategies to solve your problems and meet your goals.
(281) 730-5269 View (281) 730-5269
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Xue ( Sue ) Yang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005
Were you abused, neglected, and traumatized? Were you raised by a tiger mom? Did you raise yourself and everyone else? Do you feel frozen, numb, and disconnected from your body? Do you feel like there's something wrong with you? Do you have a need to be perfect? Do you feel anxious even during downtime? Are you always running and doing and still feel it's not enough? Is food your only friend? Yet, on the outside, you look like the most put-together person. If only people knew what was on the inside.
Were you abused, neglected, and traumatized? Were you raised by a tiger mom? Did you raise yourself and everyone else? Do you feel frozen, numb, and disconnected from your body? Do you feel like there's something wrong with you? Do you have a need to be perfect? Do you feel anxious even during downtime? Are you always running and doing and still feel it's not enough? Is food your only friend? Yet, on the outside, you look like the most put-together person. If only people knew what was on the inside.
(713) 338-9158 View (713) 338-9158
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Dr. Sofia P. Simotas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005
Hello, and welcome! I encourage and support your search for the right therapist. I am a clinical psychologist with years of experience working with adults of all ages. I provide a safe, objective, and collaborative environment in which to help work through any concerns or challenges you may be facing, learn new skills and ways of thinking, and give you the feedback and tools to help you accomplish your goals. By working together, we can explore and tackle past issues and recurring patterns, or just stay focused on the present and work towards solutions and future goals.
Hello, and welcome! I encourage and support your search for the right therapist. I am a clinical psychologist with years of experience working with adults of all ages. I provide a safe, objective, and collaborative environment in which to help work through any concerns or challenges you may be facing, learn new skills and ways of thinking, and give you the feedback and tools to help you accomplish your goals. By working together, we can explore and tackle past issues and recurring patterns, or just stay focused on the present and work towards solutions and future goals.
(281) 724-4370 View (281) 724-4370
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Noha Hathor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients in Texas and Florida. Welcome! I’m here to help you navigate your life challenges. Are you noticing that life is difficult to cope with because of your past trauma or overwhelming emotions? Perhaps you’re trying to calm your racing heart, stop overthinking, and reduce your anxiety. Are you trying to manage your stress? Control your anger? Or get yourself out of this depressed mood you’ve been feeling for a while? During our one-on-one sessions, we will be busy exploring what is preventing you from living the life you want and reaching your highest potential.
Accepting New Clients in Texas and Florida. Welcome! I’m here to help you navigate your life challenges. Are you noticing that life is difficult to cope with because of your past trauma or overwhelming emotions? Perhaps you’re trying to calm your racing heart, stop overthinking, and reduce your anxiety. Are you trying to manage your stress? Control your anger? Or get yourself out of this depressed mood you’ve been feeling for a while? During our one-on-one sessions, we will be busy exploring what is preventing you from living the life you want and reaching your highest potential.
(832) 281-4583 View (832) 281-4583
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Dr. Regina Vanburg
Psychologist, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Psychologist (LP). I run a virtual private practice offering telehealth services for those who want to feel more confident and competent in their daily lives. Becoming more skillful in managing challenging feelings and thought patterns can improve your experience both personally and professionally.
Hello! I am a Licensed Psychologist (LP). I run a virtual private practice offering telehealth services for those who want to feel more confident and competent in their daily lives. Becoming more skillful in managing challenging feelings and thought patterns can improve your experience both personally and professionally.
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Photo of Danielle White, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77005, TX
Danielle White
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005
Are you interested in living life to the fullest but struggle to achieve it? You've taken the first steps towards healing. I am dedicated to you! Regardless of what you're going through, I will strive to bring out the best in you. You're not alone. I can assist you in resolving your past pain, I will affirm your strengths and challenge you to use them. While promoting insight, healing and change in an environment full of warmth and genuineness. I am here to provide a safe, unbiased and non-judgmental environment.
Are you interested in living life to the fullest but struggle to achieve it? You've taken the first steps towards healing. I am dedicated to you! Regardless of what you're going through, I will strive to bring out the best in you. You're not alone. I can assist you in resolving your past pain, I will affirm your strengths and challenge you to use them. While promoting insight, healing and change in an environment full of warmth and genuineness. I am here to provide a safe, unbiased and non-judgmental environment.
(281) 378-5603 View (281) 378-5603

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77005

400+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in 77005 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 77005 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77005?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.