Therapists in 78723

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Natalie Brunelle-Tran
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
Finding the right therapist can be difficult, maybe you have asked yourself questions like “will they “get” me?”, “do they know what it’s like to feel torn in multiple directions?” Or maybe, if you are anything like me, you have asked yourself “is there something wrong with me?”, “where are the therapists that look, even vaguely, like me?” As a half-Asian, bicultural woman of color, I’m passionate about supporting others who live at the intersection of multiple identities.
Finding the right therapist can be difficult, maybe you have asked yourself questions like “will they “get” me?”, “do they know what it’s like to feel torn in multiple directions?” Or maybe, if you are anything like me, you have asked yourself “is there something wrong with me?”, “where are the therapists that look, even vaguely, like me?” As a half-Asian, bicultural woman of color, I’m passionate about supporting others who live at the intersection of multiple identities.
(512) 877-6682 View (512) 877-6682
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Steve Katzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT-S
Verified
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
Most people who come to therapy are trying either to deal with a symptom-depression, anxiety, stress, etc.- or they are struggling with some relationship, or even struggling with oneself- one's own history, or a bad habit. People naturally develop strategies to deal with life, but sometimes what worked before isn't working anymore. A good therapist is always committed 100% to your best interest. Once I have earned your trust, it becomes easier to accept a new idea, a new approach, or a new strategy. Sometimes all it takes is a new perspective.
Most people who come to therapy are trying either to deal with a symptom-depression, anxiety, stress, etc.- or they are struggling with some relationship, or even struggling with oneself- one's own history, or a bad habit. People naturally develop strategies to deal with life, but sometimes what worked before isn't working anymore. A good therapist is always committed 100% to your best interest. Once I have earned your trust, it becomes easier to accept a new idea, a new approach, or a new strategy. Sometimes all it takes is a new perspective.
(713) 597-3727 View (713) 597-3727
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Jennifer Williams Buffalo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
Does it sometimes feel like you just can't get it together? Does it feel like no one can help? I am glad you're here - I am skilled in working with people who have been to therapy previously and may not have had the best experience. I enjoy offering a corrective therapeutic experience aimed at helping you live a more connected life. I have many years of experience working with complex trauma and I am an EMDR certified clinician. Clients who have struggled with other therapists' styles often find my practice and begin to make noticeable changes pretty quickly. I am an engaged therapist with a knack for tracking patterns.
Does it sometimes feel like you just can't get it together? Does it feel like no one can help? I am glad you're here - I am skilled in working with people who have been to therapy previously and may not have had the best experience. I enjoy offering a corrective therapeutic experience aimed at helping you live a more connected life. I have many years of experience working with complex trauma and I am an EMDR certified clinician. Clients who have struggled with other therapists' styles often find my practice and begin to make noticeable changes pretty quickly. I am an engaged therapist with a knack for tracking patterns.
(512) 400-2079 View (512) 400-2079
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Hailey Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
Welcome to the wonderful world of somatic therapy! I know it can feel intimidating to embark on a journey of self-improvement and self-acceptance. Luckily, SE (Somatic Experiencing) is a gentle approach to trauma-informed counseling that helps you ease into the process. It's great for beginners to therapy, as well as longtime therapy-goers who feel stuck in traditional talk therapy and want to access a new part of the work. I believe that therapy is at its best when it is an open and inviting process, so I will never pressure you to change or push you in a certain direction.
Welcome to the wonderful world of somatic therapy! I know it can feel intimidating to embark on a journey of self-improvement and self-acceptance. Luckily, SE (Somatic Experiencing) is a gentle approach to trauma-informed counseling that helps you ease into the process. It's great for beginners to therapy, as well as longtime therapy-goers who feel stuck in traditional talk therapy and want to access a new part of the work. I believe that therapy is at its best when it is an open and inviting process, so I will never pressure you to change or push you in a certain direction.
(512) 764-1449 View (512) 764-1449
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Kenneth Dobbins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
I consider therapy a great opportunity for me to walk alongside clients on their healing journey. I take a person-centered and trauma informed approach to meet clients where they are at and work together as a team to identify treatment goals. I strive to foster a warm and supportive environment so clients feel seen, heard, and valued. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of therapy. My training and clinical experience has allowed me to work with both athletes and non-athletes from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
I consider therapy a great opportunity for me to walk alongside clients on their healing journey. I take a person-centered and trauma informed approach to meet clients where they are at and work together as a team to identify treatment goals. I strive to foster a warm and supportive environment so clients feel seen, heard, and valued. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of therapy. My training and clinical experience has allowed me to work with both athletes and non-athletes from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
(737) 250-8783 View (737) 250-8783
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Amber Lundell
LPC Associate, M Ed, LPC-A
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
Have you experienced childhood trauma or a traumatic event? Or are you looking for a therapist who can help you develop stronger emotional regulation and mind-body connection? My somatic, secular therapy style is laid-back, encouraging, and non-pathologizing. I like to create an atmosphere where you can feel challenged and yet comfortable. I aim to help you identify and feel emotions as they show up in the body, and I use parts work as a way to identify root causes and effectively deal with your inner critic. I believe that what we resist persists, so practicing acceptance can help us face emotions and find healing.
Have you experienced childhood trauma or a traumatic event? Or are you looking for a therapist who can help you develop stronger emotional regulation and mind-body connection? My somatic, secular therapy style is laid-back, encouraging, and non-pathologizing. I like to create an atmosphere where you can feel challenged and yet comfortable. I aim to help you identify and feel emotions as they show up in the body, and I use parts work as a way to identify root causes and effectively deal with your inner critic. I believe that what we resist persists, so practicing acceptance can help us face emotions and find healing.
(512) 812-7405 x4 View (512) 812-7405 x4
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A World of Respect
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified
Austin, TX 78723
Susanne Slay-Westbrook, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor, author and founder of A World of Respect, has been helping couples, families, children and individuals of all ages overcome relational, behavioral and emotional conflicts since 1984. By applying Respect-Focused Therapy, an approach which emphasizes respect as the centerpiece of therapy, I help clients identify and overcome hurtful patterns, resolve conflicts. past or present, and develop effective coping strategies in everyday life. I've written a new book, "Respect-FocusedTherapy: Honoring Clients Through the Therapeutic Relationship and Process," Routledge Pub. Available Oct. 1, 2 016.
Susanne Slay-Westbrook, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor, author and founder of A World of Respect, has been helping couples, families, children and individuals of all ages overcome relational, behavioral and emotional conflicts since 1984. By applying Respect-Focused Therapy, an approach which emphasizes respect as the centerpiece of therapy, I help clients identify and overcome hurtful patterns, resolve conflicts. past or present, and develop effective coping strategies in everyday life. I've written a new book, "Respect-FocusedTherapy: Honoring Clients Through the Therapeutic Relationship and Process," Routledge Pub. Available Oct. 1, 2 016.
(512) 649-0127 View (512) 649-0127
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Ileana Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
There are experiences in life that can make it challenging to create healthy relationships with the world around you. It's my belief that as social, curious beings, healthy and meaningful connection plays a crucial role in our ability to relate to the world around us and ourselves. If you would like to better understand how attachment and life experiences inform these relationships, you may be in the right place. Together we can explore parts of your identity and help facilitate healing or growth in relationships that may be causing you pain or discomfort right now.
There are experiences in life that can make it challenging to create healthy relationships with the world around you. It's my belief that as social, curious beings, healthy and meaningful connection plays a crucial role in our ability to relate to the world around us and ourselves. If you would like to better understand how attachment and life experiences inform these relationships, you may be in the right place. Together we can explore parts of your identity and help facilitate healing or growth in relationships that may be causing you pain or discomfort right now.
(512) 856-1261 View (512) 856-1261
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Erica Bones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78723
Erica Bones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas with over 10 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Erica finds joy in empowering others to reach their full potential. Life is full of changes and Erica is here to help you on a journey of balancing those transitions. Erica’s experience includes providing individual and group therapy for self-esteem, anxiety, depression, life stressors, relationship and family challenges, domestic violence, and parenting challenges.
Erica Bones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas with over 10 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Erica finds joy in empowering others to reach their full potential. Life is full of changes and Erica is here to help you on a journey of balancing those transitions. Erica’s experience includes providing individual and group therapy for self-esteem, anxiety, depression, life stressors, relationship and family challenges, domestic violence, and parenting challenges.
(737) 345-4911 View (737) 345-4911
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Leslie Lewis
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
Howdy! I'm thrilled that you are starting the process of looking for a therapist! No two people are alike, so I don’t use a cookie-cutter approach to the work we do together in counseling. While I pull from multiple modes of therapy, it is common for me to use tools from biofeedback, mindfulness, CBT, IFS, and more. My style is equitable and relational, with previous clients saying that my humorous, laid-back approach to therapy put them at ease quickly. There is no power hierarchy: I am the expert in mental health; you are the expert in your life. We need both to have a successful and productive counseling relationship!
Howdy! I'm thrilled that you are starting the process of looking for a therapist! No two people are alike, so I don’t use a cookie-cutter approach to the work we do together in counseling. While I pull from multiple modes of therapy, it is common for me to use tools from biofeedback, mindfulness, CBT, IFS, and more. My style is equitable and relational, with previous clients saying that my humorous, laid-back approach to therapy put them at ease quickly. There is no power hierarchy: I am the expert in mental health; you are the expert in your life. We need both to have a successful and productive counseling relationship!
(512) 548-8572 View (512) 548-8572
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Elizabeth Hevener
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ICST
Verified
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am so glad you're here. My name is Elizabeth and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. You have taken the hardest step in reaching out and I look forward to working with you and/or your child. I specialize in attachment based models, working with adopted children and families, adult adoptees, and neurodivergent populations. You are in control and we go at your pace. I want to provide a safe space for you to be authentically you or your child to explore patterns and coping skills, and create a life that brings joy.
I am so glad you're here. My name is Elizabeth and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. You have taken the hardest step in reaching out and I look forward to working with you and/or your child. I specialize in attachment based models, working with adopted children and families, adult adoptees, and neurodivergent populations. You are in control and we go at your pace. I want to provide a safe space for you to be authentically you or your child to explore patterns and coping skills, and create a life that brings joy.
(737) 252-6442 View (737) 252-6442
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Paige Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
Are you finding life challenging and overwhelming? Do painful experiences seem like a daunting hurdle when you're uncertain where to seek support? Are you currently grappling with pain, stress, or struggling with low self-esteem? You're not alone, and I'm here to offer my support! If you're ready to take that courageous step towards a healthier and more confident you, I'm here to provide guidance and a safe space for your personal growth. Remember, you don't have to face your challenges alone. I'm dedicated to helping my clients not just heal but also thrive, empowering them to become the best versions of themselves. yay!
Are you finding life challenging and overwhelming? Do painful experiences seem like a daunting hurdle when you're uncertain where to seek support? Are you currently grappling with pain, stress, or struggling with low self-esteem? You're not alone, and I'm here to offer my support! If you're ready to take that courageous step towards a healthier and more confident you, I'm here to provide guidance and a safe space for your personal growth. Remember, you don't have to face your challenges alone. I'm dedicated to helping my clients not just heal but also thrive, empowering them to become the best versions of themselves. yay!
(737) 232-7166 View (737) 232-7166
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Courtney Traber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified
Austin, TX 78723
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to create meaning or purpose in life? Are you feeling stuck -- unable to make decisions or move forward? Do you tend to feel lonely or misunderstood? Know that you are not alone. These are dilemmas most everyone wrestles with at one time -- or many times throughout life. My passion is to join with clients in the exploration of these issues and the vast spectrum of others that may be connected and entangled within. It can be difficult to untangle these knots, but the work can lead you to emotional freedom, fulfillment, and acceptance.
Are you struggling to create meaning or purpose in life? Are you feeling stuck -- unable to make decisions or move forward? Do you tend to feel lonely or misunderstood? Know that you are not alone. These are dilemmas most everyone wrestles with at one time -- or many times throughout life. My passion is to join with clients in the exploration of these issues and the vast spectrum of others that may be connected and entangled within. It can be difficult to untangle these knots, but the work can lead you to emotional freedom, fulfillment, and acceptance.
(512) 710-0269 x18 View (512) 710-0269 x18
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Javier Ungo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of clinical experience in mental health. Making the decision to look for a therapist is a courageous one and can come from a myriad of reasons. You may be feeling stuck, lost in the chaos of life, adjusting to a life transition or struggling with anxiety. Perhaps you’re experiencing difficulties in relationships, struggling to find connections or meaning in your life. Or maybe you just feel like you need help exploring yourself and your history to come to a more defined sense of self.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of clinical experience in mental health. Making the decision to look for a therapist is a courageous one and can come from a myriad of reasons. You may be feeling stuck, lost in the chaos of life, adjusting to a life transition or struggling with anxiety. Perhaps you’re experiencing difficulties in relationships, struggling to find connections or meaning in your life. Or maybe you just feel like you need help exploring yourself and your history to come to a more defined sense of self.
(512) 838-3706 View (512) 838-3706
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Zachary Durham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78723
Welcome! My name is Zachary Durham, M.S. and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been an active counselor for the past 15 years and have specialized in marriage and family therapy for most of my career. My areas of focus include anxiety, coping skills, depression, family conflict, stress, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, and self esteem, amongst others. I have also worked in the hospital setting for 12 years and specialized in brain injury recovery and grief therapy.
Welcome! My name is Zachary Durham, M.S. and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been an active counselor for the past 15 years and have specialized in marriage and family therapy for most of my career. My areas of focus include anxiety, coping skills, depression, family conflict, stress, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, and self esteem, amongst others. I have also worked in the hospital setting for 12 years and specialized in brain injury recovery and grief therapy.
(737) 377-6128 View (737) 377-6128
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Liz Staples Sheehan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
I help people get results they weren’t seeing from traditional therapy. As a High-Performance Coach, I work with leaders, athletes, creators and truth seekers who are desiring mastery in their craft and personhood. This is for individuals who want to experience their optimal level of energy, a deep inner-knowing of confident peace and enjoyment as they pursue their passion and purpose. I maintain a full-time private practice in Austin specializing in coaching clients to conquer their minds. Clients experience separation from their thoughts and emotions, gain mental fortitude and bodily awareness necessary for lasting change.
I help people get results they weren’t seeing from traditional therapy. As a High-Performance Coach, I work with leaders, athletes, creators and truth seekers who are desiring mastery in their craft and personhood. This is for individuals who want to experience their optimal level of energy, a deep inner-knowing of confident peace and enjoyment as they pursue their passion and purpose. I maintain a full-time private practice in Austin specializing in coaching clients to conquer their minds. Clients experience separation from their thoughts and emotions, gain mental fortitude and bodily awareness necessary for lasting change.
(737) 214-7477 View (737) 214-7477
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Tess Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
I often work with individuals who utilize externals to numb their feelings (whether that be drugs, alcohol, relationships), and people who may have been taught to ignore their own wants and needs in order to fulfill their role of taking care of others. This disconnect from your emotional experience has the ability to isolate you from those around you, often leading to misunderstanding and conflict in relationships. My goal is to help you gain insight into your own internal experience in order to better understand yourself, and to be better understood by those around you.
I often work with individuals who utilize externals to numb their feelings (whether that be drugs, alcohol, relationships), and people who may have been taught to ignore their own wants and needs in order to fulfill their role of taking care of others. This disconnect from your emotional experience has the ability to isolate you from those around you, often leading to misunderstanding and conflict in relationships. My goal is to help you gain insight into your own internal experience in order to better understand yourself, and to be better understood by those around you.
(512) 364-0569 View (512) 364-0569
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Tina Strarup
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
Counseling is a trusting relationship where someone is actively seeking help from a professional who is willing to help. My goal is to explore my client's needs for therapy. From there, I will try to find out what they might expect from therapy such as developing the mental/emotional strength necessary to relate well with others, making decisions about relationship or career issues, reducing anxiety, improving self-esteem, or decreasing depressive symptoms that make their day difficult. I will be honest and understanding. It is my hope that each and everyone finds happiness, peace, and hope.
Counseling is a trusting relationship where someone is actively seeking help from a professional who is willing to help. My goal is to explore my client's needs for therapy. From there, I will try to find out what they might expect from therapy such as developing the mental/emotional strength necessary to relate well with others, making decisions about relationship or career issues, reducing anxiety, improving self-esteem, or decreasing depressive symptoms that make their day difficult. I will be honest and understanding. It is my hope that each and everyone finds happiness, peace, and hope.
(512) 523-5644 View (512) 523-5644
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Everline Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S
Verified
Austin, TX 78723
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, or a general sense of unease? Maybe, you're facing challenges in your relationships, struggling with self-esteem, or seeking clarity about your life's direction. No matter the issue, we're here to listen without judgment, to understand your unique perspective, and to help you uncover the tools you need to move forward. The therapists of Everline Counseling work with individuals, couples and families who are interested in self-discovery and are seeking a safe space to embark on the path to positive change at half the cost of the average therapy session in Central Texas.
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, or a general sense of unease? Maybe, you're facing challenges in your relationships, struggling with self-esteem, or seeking clarity about your life's direction. No matter the issue, we're here to listen without judgment, to understand your unique perspective, and to help you uncover the tools you need to move forward. The therapists of Everline Counseling work with individuals, couples and families who are interested in self-discovery and are seeking a safe space to embark on the path to positive change at half the cost of the average therapy session in Central Texas.
(737) 214-0436 x515 View (737) 214-0436 x515
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Monrovia C Van Hoose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CGP
Verified
9 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
I believe that people come into counseling with their own solutions. My job is to create a unique therapy for each individual to help them uncover and build upon strengths they already possess. I seek to make the therapy room a safe & non-judgmental place for all emotional experiences, and a place to make peace with parts of ourselves that we fear & dislike. As clients build compassion for themselves, they find their compassion for others growing, and the strength to examine & change their lives for greater happiness & fulfillment.
I believe that people come into counseling with their own solutions. My job is to create a unique therapy for each individual to help them uncover and build upon strengths they already possess. I seek to make the therapy room a safe & non-judgmental place for all emotional experiences, and a place to make peace with parts of ourselves that we fear & dislike. As clients build compassion for themselves, they find their compassion for others growing, and the strength to examine & change their lives for greater happiness & fulfillment.
(512) 523-4007 View (512) 523-4007

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Number of Therapists in 78723

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 78723 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
97% Depression
91% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
79% Stress
79% Life Transitions
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 78723 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78723?

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.