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Sarah Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sarah. Maybe you feel stuck right now. Maybe things feel hard and you're just not sure what to do. Maybe you've noticed unresolved feelings, or big feelings, coming back again and again. Maybe you feel stuck in a relationship, a season in your life, or your identity. Maybe it feels like things might always feel this way. Clients that I work with are curious about their experiences. Whether it's noticing past patterns, current feelings, or experimenting with doing something different, the clients that I see often want to understand more about themselves, to show up for themselves in ways they hope to be.
Hi, I'm Sarah. Maybe you feel stuck right now. Maybe things feel hard and you're just not sure what to do. Maybe you've noticed unresolved feelings, or big feelings, coming back again and again. Maybe you feel stuck in a relationship, a season in your life, or your identity. Maybe it feels like things might always feel this way. Clients that I work with are curious about their experiences. Whether it's noticing past patterns, current feelings, or experimenting with doing something different, the clients that I see often want to understand more about themselves, to show up for themselves in ways they hope to be.
(512) 991-9280 View (512) 991-9280
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Sara Buckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
I believe that we can make many changes in our lives in a myriad of ways. We can make changes within ourselves by breaking negative thinking patterns, learning new ways to manage and react to feelings, or by changing behavioral habits. We can also makes changes in our physical and social world, and I seek to help you make decisions and find solutions by identifying realistic, practical, acheivable goals. Core to my practice is a belief that therapy does not need to be painful to be effective, and that smaller changes lead to more and bigger changes.
I believe that we can make many changes in our lives in a myriad of ways. We can make changes within ourselves by breaking negative thinking patterns, learning new ways to manage and react to feelings, or by changing behavioral habits. We can also makes changes in our physical and social world, and I seek to help you make decisions and find solutions by identifying realistic, practical, acheivable goals. Core to my practice is a belief that therapy does not need to be painful to be effective, and that smaller changes lead to more and bigger changes.
(512) 843-8694 View (512) 843-8694
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Zach Ossefort
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Tired of reading Psychology Today profiles? Feel like therapy doesn't "work" for you? We may be a good fit. Therapy is more than just what happens in a therapy session. Therapy is a state of being; a mindset of flexibility, curiosity, and empowerment. Therapy is the noble task of courageously moving toward difficult feelings instead of avoiding them, a process of undoing shame and fear that have held you back from knowing yourself. My style is relaxed and natural, not forced or artificial. I want to understand who you really are, on your terms.
Tired of reading Psychology Today profiles? Feel like therapy doesn't "work" for you? We may be a good fit. Therapy is more than just what happens in a therapy session. Therapy is a state of being; a mindset of flexibility, curiosity, and empowerment. Therapy is the noble task of courageously moving toward difficult feelings instead of avoiding them, a process of undoing shame and fear that have held you back from knowing yourself. My style is relaxed and natural, not forced or artificial. I want to understand who you really are, on your terms.
(737) 216-8596 View (737) 216-8596
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Milan Savoury
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
In our therapy space, I see you as your own person, with your own constellation of identities, needs, and areas for growth. I will prioritize cultivating a place where you can bring your whole self and practice vulnerability in a safe space. Together, in collaboration, we can explore the layers of you along with your past, present, and future to understand how you can move towards becoming the person you want to be, heal the parts of you that hurt, and grow past the adversities you face. In our therapy space, we will explore your emotions, learn about deeper parts of you, and challenge things that no longer serve you.
In our therapy space, I see you as your own person, with your own constellation of identities, needs, and areas for growth. I will prioritize cultivating a place where you can bring your whole self and practice vulnerability in a safe space. Together, in collaboration, we can explore the layers of you along with your past, present, and future to understand how you can move towards becoming the person you want to be, heal the parts of you that hurt, and grow past the adversities you face. In our therapy space, we will explore your emotions, learn about deeper parts of you, and challenge things that no longer serve you.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Elizabeth (Lizz) Hoover
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
I hold the belief that taking time and space to reflect on our life's journey, experiences, relationships, and needs is beneficial for everyone—whether it's to improve our current path or to acquire new skills for an unexpected turn. Even though it may sometimes feel like it, we are never truly alone, nor do we have to face everything by ourselves. I am passionate and dedicated to assisting individuals in counseling with care, acceptance, appreciation, permission, and affection, aiding them in exploring their experiences and needs with the support of therapeutic resources and information.
I hold the belief that taking time and space to reflect on our life's journey, experiences, relationships, and needs is beneficial for everyone—whether it's to improve our current path or to acquire new skills for an unexpected turn. Even though it may sometimes feel like it, we are never truly alone, nor do we have to face everything by ourselves. I am passionate and dedicated to assisting individuals in counseling with care, acceptance, appreciation, permission, and affection, aiding them in exploring their experiences and needs with the support of therapeutic resources and information.
(512) 881-9022 View (512) 881-9022
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Jason York
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Everyone goes through difficult times in their lives where they feel unsettled and unsure of their direction. These moments often come with feelings of anxiety and depression that can weigh you down and make you feel stuck. I want to help you move past these feelings and work toward the life you have always wanted. To do this I work from a person-centered perspective and feel that the relationship between therapist and client is of the utmost importance. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples dealing with depression, social anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, addiction, and relationship issues, just to name a few.
Everyone goes through difficult times in their lives where they feel unsettled and unsure of their direction. These moments often come with feelings of anxiety and depression that can weigh you down and make you feel stuck. I want to help you move past these feelings and work toward the life you have always wanted. To do this I work from a person-centered perspective and feel that the relationship between therapist and client is of the utmost importance. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples dealing with depression, social anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, addiction, and relationship issues, just to name a few.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Jack Betancourt
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
I have experience working with diverse clients with a variety of needs. The bulk of my career has been working with LGBTQ+ teens, adults with chronic illnesses, and people who use drugs in harm reduction outreach settings. A through-line in these experiences is recognizing the impact biology as well as its interactions with our social environment has on mental & physical health. As such, I apply a systems approach to understand the factors impacting a client and then leverage client strengths to achieve their goals. I welcome conversations about how structural factors impact health and how therapy can be one tool toward healing.
I have experience working with diverse clients with a variety of needs. The bulk of my career has been working with LGBTQ+ teens, adults with chronic illnesses, and people who use drugs in harm reduction outreach settings. A through-line in these experiences is recognizing the impact biology as well as its interactions with our social environment has on mental & physical health. As such, I apply a systems approach to understand the factors impacting a client and then leverage client strengths to achieve their goals. I welcome conversations about how structural factors impact health and how therapy can be one tool toward healing.
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Adrienne Rowland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, TCTSY-F, RYT-500
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Recovery can simultaneously be the most rewarding and demanding part of your life. It can leave you feeling exposed and raw at the end of the day even though your recovery has shown you are resilient. Recovery from alcohol and other substances involves daily hard work and at times can feel monotonous. Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other life struggles just seem to add to an already daunting process. The fear of relapsing into old habits and behaviors can be all-consuming and can cloud your reasons for exploring sobriety in the first place.
Recovery can simultaneously be the most rewarding and demanding part of your life. It can leave you feeling exposed and raw at the end of the day even though your recovery has shown you are resilient. Recovery from alcohol and other substances involves daily hard work and at times can feel monotonous. Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other life struggles just seem to add to an already daunting process. The fear of relapsing into old habits and behaviors can be all-consuming and can cloud your reasons for exploring sobriety in the first place.
(512) 980-1057 View (512) 980-1057
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Plumeria Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
Are you having trouble letting go of painful and unhelpful patterns? Feeling a vague sense of 'now what?' or even more debilitating anxious feelings? Perhaps you are a loving and supportive parent who has reached your limit and don't know where to turn to support your struggling, adult child. Our passion is helping adults of every age navigate through life's inevitable transitions. We have over 25 experienced therapists, and we will help you find the right one for YOU! We pride ourselves on our quick response times - you won't have to wait for the help you need.
Are you having trouble letting go of painful and unhelpful patterns? Feeling a vague sense of 'now what?' or even more debilitating anxious feelings? Perhaps you are a loving and supportive parent who has reached your limit and don't know where to turn to support your struggling, adult child. Our passion is helping adults of every age navigate through life's inevitable transitions. We have over 25 experienced therapists, and we will help you find the right one for YOU! We pride ourselves on our quick response times - you won't have to wait for the help you need.
(512) 309-1053 View (512) 309-1053
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Camilla Bolch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping children and their parents experience "less stress and more success" in their daily lives. My client-centered approach includes play-based activities, CBT, stress-management and mindfulness training. I offer therapeutic parenting support to help families reach their goals. With over 25 years of experience, I still delight in helping my clients recognize and affirm their unique strengths and find positive, creative solutions to overcome the challenges they face.
I am passionate about helping children and their parents experience "less stress and more success" in their daily lives. My client-centered approach includes play-based activities, CBT, stress-management and mindfulness training. I offer therapeutic parenting support to help families reach their goals. With over 25 years of experience, I still delight in helping my clients recognize and affirm their unique strengths and find positive, creative solutions to overcome the challenges they face.
(512) 861-8711 View (512) 861-8711
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Stephanie Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Treading water long enough can lead to exhaustion and the waves of life can often feel unsurmountable on your own. The loudness in our cultures and in our minds bring heavy burdens that can trap you and make you forget who you really are. It takes a great deal of courage to reach for something different. You have taken a huge step considering therapy. Choosing someone you can trust and feel the freedom to be authentic with, in order to explore some of the deepest parts of life, is important. I am passionate about helping you find this freedom and live authentically while embodying your truest nature, despite the waves that come.
Treading water long enough can lead to exhaustion and the waves of life can often feel unsurmountable on your own. The loudness in our cultures and in our minds bring heavy burdens that can trap you and make you forget who you really are. It takes a great deal of courage to reach for something different. You have taken a huge step considering therapy. Choosing someone you can trust and feel the freedom to be authentic with, in order to explore some of the deepest parts of life, is important. I am passionate about helping you find this freedom and live authentically while embodying your truest nature, despite the waves that come.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Veronica Turullols-Gonzalez
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
My goal is to provide you with a space to process the difficult things but also empower you so that you leave each session feeling a little more whole than the last. Within this safe space your needs come first, judgment will never be placed on you, you can be your true genuine self, and you get to choose what you want out of your treatment. My approach to therapy is warm, empathetic, and strengths based. I utilize several different modalities to best meet individuals needs but almost always incorporate some form of positive psychology and/or mindfulness to strengthen neuro-connections in the brain that influence positive thinking.
My goal is to provide you with a space to process the difficult things but also empower you so that you leave each session feeling a little more whole than the last. Within this safe space your needs come first, judgment will never be placed on you, you can be your true genuine self, and you get to choose what you want out of your treatment. My approach to therapy is warm, empathetic, and strengths based. I utilize several different modalities to best meet individuals needs but almost always incorporate some form of positive psychology and/or mindfulness to strengthen neuro-connections in the brain that influence positive thinking.
(512) 886-7414 View (512) 886-7414
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Michelle Zadrozny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, EAS-C
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
Are you having trouble letting go of painful and unhelpful patterns? Feeling a vague sense of 'now what?' or even more debilitating anxious feelings? Perhaps you are a loving and supportive parent who has reached your limit and don't know where to turn to support your struggling, adult child. My passion is helping adults of every age navigate through life's inevitable transitions. I will help you uncover the underlying issues keeping you from moving forward, and help you to process complicated feelings while creating a plan to live more authentically and aligned with your soul's purpose.
Are you having trouble letting go of painful and unhelpful patterns? Feeling a vague sense of 'now what?' or even more debilitating anxious feelings? Perhaps you are a loving and supportive parent who has reached your limit and don't know where to turn to support your struggling, adult child. My passion is helping adults of every age navigate through life's inevitable transitions. I will help you uncover the underlying issues keeping you from moving forward, and help you to process complicated feelings while creating a plan to live more authentically and aligned with your soul's purpose.
(512) 710-1322 View (512) 710-1322
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Karlie Rowley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
I believe that inside each client exists their own unique power of healing and that the therapeutic journey is a process of self-discovery to learn how to unlock and use that power. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space filled with compassion, acceptance, and empowerment where my clients and I can collaborate to implement effective strategies to promote growth and healing. Acknowledging the uniqueness of the human condition means tailoring the therapeutic process to meet each person where they are at.
I believe that inside each client exists their own unique power of healing and that the therapeutic journey is a process of self-discovery to learn how to unlock and use that power. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space filled with compassion, acceptance, and empowerment where my clients and I can collaborate to implement effective strategies to promote growth and healing. Acknowledging the uniqueness of the human condition means tailoring the therapeutic process to meet each person where they are at.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Lori Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
Welcome! First, I would like to congratulate you on taking this step to reach out for support and practicing self-care. Life is ever changing and can sometimes not meet our expectations. This can lead to feelings of sadness, self-doubt, guilt, hopelessness, and we don't know what to do. Sometimes we can successfully process these changes in a healthy way and other times we may find ourselves depressed and anxious about the future. In these times it is important to reach out for support as we can become eclipsed by our emotions and not "see" a solution.
Welcome! First, I would like to congratulate you on taking this step to reach out for support and practicing self-care. Life is ever changing and can sometimes not meet our expectations. This can lead to feelings of sadness, self-doubt, guilt, hopelessness, and we don't know what to do. Sometimes we can successfully process these changes in a healthy way and other times we may find ourselves depressed and anxious about the future. In these times it is important to reach out for support as we can become eclipsed by our emotions and not "see" a solution.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Juliana O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Texas and Vermont teletherapy clients only. If you are feeling afraid, confused and isolated, you are not alone. How do we stay mentally resilient, manage fear and have hope? If you are an individual or in a relationship struggling with connection, satisfaction or cyclical unhealthy patterns, reach out. I see individuals and couples who are willing to look at themselves and practice new ways of being in their mind and body. Together we will find your way to a healthy and meaningful life. It has been a tough year with an overload of stressors.
Texas and Vermont teletherapy clients only. If you are feeling afraid, confused and isolated, you are not alone. How do we stay mentally resilient, manage fear and have hope? If you are an individual or in a relationship struggling with connection, satisfaction or cyclical unhealthy patterns, reach out. I see individuals and couples who are willing to look at themselves and practice new ways of being in their mind and body. Together we will find your way to a healthy and meaningful life. It has been a tough year with an overload of stressors.
(802) 278-6781 View (802) 278-6781
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Kate Cotnam
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
I have worked as a therapist in a wide range of settings for over a decade now, and during this time, the one thing that I have seen repeatedly is that the therapeutic process is wholly unique for each individual client, whether they be middle schoolers, college students, or senior adults. When it comes to my therapeutic approach, it is relational and person-centered. I have found that there is no “one-size-fits-all” template. I firmly believe that you, the client, are the expert on you, and my job is to facilitate your journey towards healing and trusting yourself.
I have worked as a therapist in a wide range of settings for over a decade now, and during this time, the one thing that I have seen repeatedly is that the therapeutic process is wholly unique for each individual client, whether they be middle schoolers, college students, or senior adults. When it comes to my therapeutic approach, it is relational and person-centered. I have found that there is no “one-size-fits-all” template. I firmly believe that you, the client, are the expert on you, and my job is to facilitate your journey towards healing and trusting yourself.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Staci E Carlton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
It is my passion to help YOU evolve! By choice or necessity, we are motivated to seek change and balance. The desire can grow to be so strong that it pains us. It causes us to act against our authentic self. This can be expressed through substance abuse, depression & anxiety or complicated interpersonal relationships. My therapy approach is about resolving problems using a relational and collaborative style.
It is my passion to help YOU evolve! By choice or necessity, we are motivated to seek change and balance. The desire can grow to be so strong that it pains us. It causes us to act against our authentic self. This can be expressed through substance abuse, depression & anxiety or complicated interpersonal relationships. My therapy approach is about resolving problems using a relational and collaborative style.
(512) 953-7734 View (512) 953-7734
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Mellissa Tong
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
My desire has always been to leave people better than I find them. As research in the field of mind-body medicine is finding, emotions and thought patterns can contribute to imbalances within people’s minds and bodies. The beliefs you hold about yourself and the world, your emotions, your memories, and your habits all affect health outcomes. I will work hard with you to uncover what has caused stagnation or obstacles in your life and to bring back balance. While we know that there is no growth without some pain, sometimes we cycle through iterations of unproductive pain, which results in a loss of vitality and joy in our lives.
My desire has always been to leave people better than I find them. As research in the field of mind-body medicine is finding, emotions and thought patterns can contribute to imbalances within people’s minds and bodies. The beliefs you hold about yourself and the world, your emotions, your memories, and your habits all affect health outcomes. I will work hard with you to uncover what has caused stagnation or obstacles in your life and to bring back balance. While we know that there is no growth without some pain, sometimes we cycle through iterations of unproductive pain, which results in a loss of vitality and joy in our lives.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Quinn K Smelser
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You have taken a very courageous step in seeking therapy. I have counseled children, families, and individuals at all stages of life. Over the course of my career, I have worked in urban, rural, and suburban communities, under government-funded grants, and through private funding in homes, schools, and residential treatment. Using an integrative approach that is trauma-informed, evidence-based, and family systems oriented, I draw from attachment theory, neurobiology research, systems theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, and existentialism. I also am an approved clinical supervisor in Maryland.
You have taken a very courageous step in seeking therapy. I have counseled children, families, and individuals at all stages of life. Over the course of my career, I have worked in urban, rural, and suburban communities, under government-funded grants, and through private funding in homes, schools, and residential treatment. Using an integrative approach that is trauma-informed, evidence-based, and family systems oriented, I draw from attachment theory, neurobiology research, systems theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, and existentialism. I also am an approved clinical supervisor in Maryland.
(240) 213-7314 View (240) 213-7314

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 78745

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 78745 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 78745 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78745?

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.