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Brittany McCord
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I believe that every person has a natural drive towards growth and healing. It's what brought you to this page! I’m passionate about helping people to understand their emotions and reconnect with and trust their bodies again. I believe that emotions are this incredible built-in compass to help us navigate life in a way that is meaningful and in alignment with our truest selves. However, we have learned to disconnect from our emotions due to trauma, various cultural and familial messages around emotions, and because some emotions are too overwhelming to do alone so we disconnect to survive. Wherever you are at, there is hope.
I believe that every person has a natural drive towards growth and healing. It's what brought you to this page! I’m passionate about helping people to understand their emotions and reconnect with and trust their bodies again. I believe that emotions are this incredible built-in compass to help us navigate life in a way that is meaningful and in alignment with our truest selves. However, we have learned to disconnect from our emotions due to trauma, various cultural and familial messages around emotions, and because some emotions are too overwhelming to do alone so we disconnect to survive. Wherever you are at, there is hope.
(480) 568-3890 View (480) 568-3890
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Raquel DeLuccia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MAS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Raquel believes that at the core of all human beings is the longing to feel seen, heard and worthy of connection. Therapy is an opportunity for a client to connect in a deeper way with themselves as well as within their relationships. Raquel is passionate about emotional health and helping you connect to and regulate your emotions to improve your communication, self esteem and relationships. Raquel is the host of Feel and Find Out podcast where she dives into the world of emotions and mental health.
Raquel believes that at the core of all human beings is the longing to feel seen, heard and worthy of connection. Therapy is an opportunity for a client to connect in a deeper way with themselves as well as within their relationships. Raquel is passionate about emotional health and helping you connect to and regulate your emotions to improve your communication, self esteem and relationships. Raquel is the host of Feel and Find Out podcast where she dives into the world of emotions and mental health.
(480) 485-3598 View (480) 485-3598
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Suzanne Peterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LISAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In my 10 years as a therapist, I have primarily worked with adolescents and young adults struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues and I utilize relapse prevention and harm reduction strategies to help support individuals through their recovery, or help guide the individual through supporting a loved one struggling with addiction. Through a holistic approach towards wellness, and using cognitive-behavioral interventions, trauma-informed care, and positive psychology, I help individuals make changes to improve their behavior, mood, thinking, and well-being to identify and maximize their personal strengths.
In my 10 years as a therapist, I have primarily worked with adolescents and young adults struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues and I utilize relapse prevention and harm reduction strategies to help support individuals through their recovery, or help guide the individual through supporting a loved one struggling with addiction. Through a holistic approach towards wellness, and using cognitive-behavioral interventions, trauma-informed care, and positive psychology, I help individuals make changes to improve their behavior, mood, thinking, and well-being to identify and maximize their personal strengths.
(206) 752-6430 View (206) 752-6430
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Jordan Hicks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Hi! I’m Jordan Hicks (she/they), and I am accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker at the Gender Identity Center in Phoenix. I received my bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Psychology with a focus on Gender Studies and Human Development. I earned my Master of Arts in Social Work from The University of Chicago, with a focus on trauma informed care. I recently moved back to Arizona to begin my professional career. I believe knowing oneself intimately is a special gift that we all deserve. Therapy can be used as a guiding tool in understanding your mind and body in more intimate ways.
Hi! I’m Jordan Hicks (she/they), and I am accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker at the Gender Identity Center in Phoenix. I received my bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Psychology with a focus on Gender Studies and Human Development. I earned my Master of Arts in Social Work from The University of Chicago, with a focus on trauma informed care. I recently moved back to Arizona to begin my professional career. I believe knowing oneself intimately is a special gift that we all deserve. Therapy can be used as a guiding tool in understanding your mind and body in more intimate ways.
(623) 253-8755 View (623) 253-8755
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Steven Straley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I am experienced working with individuals and couples in navigating issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, abuse, gender identity and expression, family relationships, communication, self-worth, sexuality, and intimacy. My therapeutic style focuses on building connections, emotional expressiveness, and developing self-worth in my clients. Being our true selves in every aspect of our life, including being open and honest about our feelings in a safe environment, is a prerequisite for healing.
I am experienced working with individuals and couples in navigating issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, abuse, gender identity and expression, family relationships, communication, self-worth, sexuality, and intimacy. My therapeutic style focuses on building connections, emotional expressiveness, and developing self-worth in my clients. Being our true selves in every aspect of our life, including being open and honest about our feelings in a safe environment, is a prerequisite for healing.
(623) 292-6360 View (623) 292-6360
Photo of Elijah Bedrosian, Counselor in 85016, AZ
Elijah Bedrosian
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I work with individuals (both teens and adults), couples and family systems. I have supported people to heal from past hurts, sexuality, addiction/compulsivity, betrayal trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship struggles. Our sessions will be focused on the reasons you are seeking help. If you are seeking individual therapy, common issues we often discuss include: how to improve relationships, work through stressors and trauma, and have healthier ways of managing mood including anxiety and depression. It is also common that I discuss with you how your past experiences influence your life and your relationships today.
I work with individuals (both teens and adults), couples and family systems. I have supported people to heal from past hurts, sexuality, addiction/compulsivity, betrayal trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship struggles. Our sessions will be focused on the reasons you are seeking help. If you are seeking individual therapy, common issues we often discuss include: how to improve relationships, work through stressors and trauma, and have healthier ways of managing mood including anxiety and depression. It is also common that I discuss with you how your past experiences influence your life and your relationships today.
(623) 688-8292 View (623) 688-8292
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Lindra Fishleder
Counselor, MC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Have you reached a point in life where it seems that something needs to change in order for you to be truly happy? Maybe you can't quite put your finger on it, or perhaps you thought you left it behind years ago. If you are living with depression, anxiety, unsatisfying relationships, addiction, or unresolved grief or trauma - there is hope and there is help. I strive to provide an honest, warm and collaborative environment so that you can feel safe embarking on your journey of self-exploration, healing and growth. This isn't easy work, but I truly believe that it is the most important work we can do for ourselves.
Have you reached a point in life where it seems that something needs to change in order for you to be truly happy? Maybe you can't quite put your finger on it, or perhaps you thought you left it behind years ago. If you are living with depression, anxiety, unsatisfying relationships, addiction, or unresolved grief or trauma - there is hope and there is help. I strive to provide an honest, warm and collaborative environment so that you can feel safe embarking on your journey of self-exploration, healing and growth. This isn't easy work, but I truly believe that it is the most important work we can do for ourselves.
(480) 681-6932 View (480) 681-6932
Photo of Ericka J Valdez, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85016, AZ
Ericka J Valdez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Finding a therapist is like dating, not everyone who takes you out to dinner will be “the one”. The number one factor that assist people in reaching their full potential in therapy, is the relationship between the Client and therapist. Ericka has a reputation of quickly establishing trust and rapport with Clients, and individuals from all walks of life. Expect a caring and energetic creative therapist, who utilizes science and humor to help you, help yourself! My ideal Clients are children, adolescents and adults ages 4-50 who may be full of energy, creativity, loudness, craziness, sadness, and even madness.
Finding a therapist is like dating, not everyone who takes you out to dinner will be “the one”. The number one factor that assist people in reaching their full potential in therapy, is the relationship between the Client and therapist. Ericka has a reputation of quickly establishing trust and rapport with Clients, and individuals from all walks of life. Expect a caring and energetic creative therapist, who utilizes science and humor to help you, help yourself! My ideal Clients are children, adolescents and adults ages 4-50 who may be full of energy, creativity, loudness, craziness, sadness, and even madness.
(602) 780-0331 View (602) 780-0331
Photo of Dr. Anniken Pettersen, Psychologist in 85016, AZ
Dr. Anniken Pettersen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I provide a safe and supportive environment to help client's deal with general mental health problems, difficult life circumstances, and self-improvement. In-person and phone sessions are available. Specialty areas are treating anxiety, trauma, depression, mood disorders, and LGBTIQA+ related issues. Furthermore, I am board certified in Bariatric Counseling and can help develop strategies for weight management. Another interest area of mine is dealing with the psychological challenges of living with autoimmune disease. I do not offer couples or family counseling services. Nor do I offer psychological testing services at this time.
I provide a safe and supportive environment to help client's deal with general mental health problems, difficult life circumstances, and self-improvement. In-person and phone sessions are available. Specialty areas are treating anxiety, trauma, depression, mood disorders, and LGBTIQA+ related issues. Furthermore, I am board certified in Bariatric Counseling and can help develop strategies for weight management. Another interest area of mine is dealing with the psychological challenges of living with autoimmune disease. I do not offer couples or family counseling services. Nor do I offer psychological testing services at this time.
(602) 903-4942 View (602) 903-4942
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Jessica Vieweg
Counselor, LAC, MS
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I am an Licensed Associate Counselor who has worked as a therapist for over 5 years and been in the mental health field for over 10 years. I am dedicated to the care and well-being of my clients and helping them to overcome life's challenges and achieve a positive state of emotional well-being. I believe that therapy starts with a safe environment and being ready to make the changes needed to live a full and happy life.
I am an Licensed Associate Counselor who has worked as a therapist for over 5 years and been in the mental health field for over 10 years. I am dedicated to the care and well-being of my clients and helping them to overcome life's challenges and achieve a positive state of emotional well-being. I believe that therapy starts with a safe environment and being ready to make the changes needed to live a full and happy life.
(623) 294-7420 View (623) 294-7420
Photo of Diana E Edwards, Psychologist in 85016, AZ
Diana E Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
Telepsychology. EMDR Certified. CBT Skilled. I have 30+ years experience in helping individuals and couples achieve goals, overcome stress and lead happier lives. I will provide a free 10-minute phone consultation to help you determine whether or not we are a good fit. I build on your basic strengths while providing tools so you can achieve your goals. I team up with you to get results, short-term to mid-range in time, while quickly getting to the root causes. My approach is gentle but direct including laughter where appropriate, looking at the whole person: physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.
Telepsychology. EMDR Certified. CBT Skilled. I have 30+ years experience in helping individuals and couples achieve goals, overcome stress and lead happier lives. I will provide a free 10-minute phone consultation to help you determine whether or not we are a good fit. I build on your basic strengths while providing tools so you can achieve your goals. I team up with you to get results, short-term to mid-range in time, while quickly getting to the root causes. My approach is gentle but direct including laughter where appropriate, looking at the whole person: physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.
(602) 892-1380 View (602) 892-1380
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The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine
MD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Leading outpatient addiction treatment center, offering detoxes using the innovative Coleman Method since 2014. Our innovative withdrawal management programs have helped thousands of people free themselves from addiction to Opioids, Suboxone®, Methadone, Benzodiazepines and Alcohol. Originally founded in Richmond, Virginia, the Coleman Network has expanded to cover 13 cities across the U.S., including Dr. Sloan's practice at AMF Medical PLLC.
Leading outpatient addiction treatment center, offering detoxes using the innovative Coleman Method since 2014. Our innovative withdrawal management programs have helped thousands of people free themselves from addiction to Opioids, Suboxone®, Methadone, Benzodiazepines and Alcohol. Originally founded in Richmond, Virginia, the Coleman Network has expanded to cover 13 cities across the U.S., including Dr. Sloan's practice at AMF Medical PLLC.
(623) 321-5709 View (623) 321-5709
Photo of Jaclyn Kimmel, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85016, AZ
Jaclyn Kimmel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Not accepting new clients
Accepting new clients in August! Hey there! If you're thinking about taking the first step towards healing and self-discovery, I'm here for you! My name is Jackie Kimmel, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in sunny Arizona. I'm here to offer support with a focus on compassion and effectiveness, especially for those navigating trauma, narcissistic abuse, ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, relationship issues, and women's concerns. I work with adults, teens, and pre-teens. I use evidence-based approaches like EMDR, CBT, and DBT, tailoring my interventions to fit your unique needs.
Accepting new clients in August! Hey there! If you're thinking about taking the first step towards healing and self-discovery, I'm here for you! My name is Jackie Kimmel, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in sunny Arizona. I'm here to offer support with a focus on compassion and effectiveness, especially for those navigating trauma, narcissistic abuse, ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, relationship issues, and women's concerns. I work with adults, teens, and pre-teens. I use evidence-based approaches like EMDR, CBT, and DBT, tailoring my interventions to fit your unique needs.
(623) 343-6369 View (623) 343-6369
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Erica Fardette
LPC Intern, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Hello, my name is Erica! I’m so happy you’re here, taking the first steps towards growth and healing. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, my priority is to hold a safe, peaceful, and collaborative space to express your authentic self and support your therapeutic goals. I utilize eclectic, evidence-based approaches to help clients navigate life stressors and transitions, depression, and self-esteem issues with a focus on anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and interpersonal relationships. I am also versed in college/career counseling.
Accepting new clients! Hello, my name is Erica! I’m so happy you’re here, taking the first steps towards growth and healing. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, my priority is to hold a safe, peaceful, and collaborative space to express your authentic self and support your therapeutic goals. I utilize eclectic, evidence-based approaches to help clients navigate life stressors and transitions, depression, and self-esteem issues with a focus on anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and interpersonal relationships. I am also versed in college/career counseling.
(602) 497-3713 View (602) 497-3713
Photo of Ashley Hartwell, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85016, AZ
Ashley Hartwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I commend you for showing up for yourself and taking action, and I know it can feel overwhelming. I'm here to hold space for you. I'm here to meet you where you are. I'm ready to welcome you with kindness and insightful thoughtfulness and will ensure you feel safe and seen. I will work with you to create the most genuine, authentic therapeutic relationship to support the therapy journey. From a foundation of caring acceptance, I will work with you to craft a plan of action to move you forward with awareness and energy.
I commend you for showing up for yourself and taking action, and I know it can feel overwhelming. I'm here to hold space for you. I'm here to meet you where you are. I'm ready to welcome you with kindness and insightful thoughtfulness and will ensure you feel safe and seen. I will work with you to create the most genuine, authentic therapeutic relationship to support the therapy journey. From a foundation of caring acceptance, I will work with you to craft a plan of action to move you forward with awareness and energy.
(480) 210-4992 View (480) 210-4992
Photo of Kayleigh Bridget Lynch, Licensed Master Social Worker in 85016, AZ
Kayleigh Bridget Lynch
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I believe that each client is the expert in their own lived experience. I am passionate about working to create a welcoming and safe space where you feel safe sharing your journey, challenges, and hopes. I use a relational, strengths-based, trauma informed, and person centered approach in order to treat the whole person and ensure that therapy is personalized, collaborative, and unique to each client with the goal of helping you become the best version of themselves.
I believe that each client is the expert in their own lived experience. I am passionate about working to create a welcoming and safe space where you feel safe sharing your journey, challenges, and hopes. I use a relational, strengths-based, trauma informed, and person centered approach in order to treat the whole person and ensure that therapy is personalized, collaborative, and unique to each client with the goal of helping you become the best version of themselves.
(480) 680-9159 View (480) 680-9159
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Emma Beale
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Immediate availability in person and telehealth! Starting therapy can feel daunting. I commend you for taking this step and hope you know that you are not alone. No matter what therapist is best suited for your needs, I wish you the best on your journey of personal growth. To help you understand if I’m the right person to be your partner in that journey, a little about me: I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French at Ohio Wesleyan University and then completed my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Toledo.
Immediate availability in person and telehealth! Starting therapy can feel daunting. I commend you for taking this step and hope you know that you are not alone. No matter what therapist is best suited for your needs, I wish you the best on your journey of personal growth. To help you understand if I’m the right person to be your partner in that journey, a little about me: I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French at Ohio Wesleyan University and then completed my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Toledo.
(623) 471-7627 View (623) 471-7627
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Shirley Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional utilizing different modalities to help in the healing process. My practice is in Arizona and I accept clients throughout the state. I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my fur babies, hiking, yoga, reading and trying new recipes. I am a certified Yoga Teacher and understand the importance of Mind Body Connection.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional utilizing different modalities to help in the healing process. My practice is in Arizona and I accept clients throughout the state. I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my fur babies, hiking, yoga, reading and trying new recipes. I am a certified Yoga Teacher and understand the importance of Mind Body Connection.
(480) 470-2496 View (480) 470-2496
Photo of Ethelyn Lara, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85016, AZ
Ethelyn Lara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
Whether you are considering therapy for the first time or have attended therapy in the past, I welcome you! My approach is supportive and collaborative using a trauma informed and strength based perspective to create a healing and safe environment to address life challenges, transitions, self esteem issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and emotional and behavioral concerns. Therapy can give you the opportunity to heal and create the life you want.
Whether you are considering therapy for the first time or have attended therapy in the past, I welcome you! My approach is supportive and collaborative using a trauma informed and strength based perspective to create a healing and safe environment to address life challenges, transitions, self esteem issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and emotional and behavioral concerns. Therapy can give you the opportunity to heal and create the life you want.
(480) 568-3569 View (480) 568-3569
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Gender Identity Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Would you like to talk about gender with a caring professional in a confidential space? We are a therapy practice devoted to supporting teens, adults, and families who are transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, gender queer, or just wanting to explore gender identity. We can connect you to needed resources, write referral letters, and network you in to our LGBTQ supportive community. Most importantly we value creating safe and trusting therapeutic relationships so that we can be in the journey of gender identity with you and you do not have to go it alone.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Would you like to talk about gender with a caring professional in a confidential space? We are a therapy practice devoted to supporting teens, adults, and families who are transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, gender queer, or just wanting to explore gender identity. We can connect you to needed resources, write referral letters, and network you in to our LGBTQ supportive community. Most importantly we value creating safe and trusting therapeutic relationships so that we can be in the journey of gender identity with you and you do not have to go it alone.
(602) 691-6496 View (602) 691-6496

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85016

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 85016 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 85016 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85016?

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.