Therapists in 85017

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Toni Durda
Counselor, LPC, LMHC , NCC, CMHC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85017  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of obstacles, whether they started early on in our life or later. Regardless, these life events can impact us in ways that can cause emotional, physical, and mental responses that we don’t always understand. We can get caught up in patterns and behavior we desperately want to breakout of but feel powerless to change. I truly understand the frustrations and hopelessness that can come with this, making it even more difficult to navigate through life and relationship-most often the ones that mean the most to us.
Life is full of obstacles, whether they started early on in our life or later. Regardless, these life events can impact us in ways that can cause emotional, physical, and mental responses that we don’t always understand. We can get caught up in patterns and behavior we desperately want to breakout of but feel powerless to change. I truly understand the frustrations and hopelessness that can come with this, making it even more difficult to navigate through life and relationship-most often the ones that mean the most to us.
(765) 537-3958 View (765) 537-3958
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Quebec Logan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017
With more than two and a half decades in psychology, I've honed a versatile skill set adept at tackling mental and behavioral challenges. My training and experience, spanning diverse institutions and communities nationwide, enable me to effectively serve individuals of various ages and backgrounds, addressing a spectrum of concerns.
With more than two and a half decades in psychology, I've honed a versatile skill set adept at tackling mental and behavioral challenges. My training and experience, spanning diverse institutions and communities nationwide, enable me to effectively serve individuals of various ages and backgrounds, addressing a spectrum of concerns.
(480) 376-1513 View (480) 376-1513
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Kelsey Riddle Therapy & Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Waitlist for new clients
Kelsey Riddle Therapy & Wellness PLLC is a multi-state practice that provides quality bonding-science and nervous system-informed Teletherapy services to clients in Tennessee, Arizona, and North Carolina. Teletherapy sessions are being conducted through an easy to use HIPAA compliant video service. Through the use of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method Couple Therapy, I help clients to become aware of negative patterns keeping them stuck, and change them. Through this, we can have new healthy interactions and experience more vulnerable communication and connections.
Kelsey Riddle Therapy & Wellness PLLC is a multi-state practice that provides quality bonding-science and nervous system-informed Teletherapy services to clients in Tennessee, Arizona, and North Carolina. Teletherapy sessions are being conducted through an easy to use HIPAA compliant video service. Through the use of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method Couple Therapy, I help clients to become aware of negative patterns keeping them stuck, and change them. Through this, we can have new healthy interactions and experience more vulnerable communication and connections.
(615) 395-6415 View (615) 395-6415
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Mary Vucurevich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Seeking a therapist can be an unsettling endeavor. I can provide a free 10-minute phone consultation to help you determine whether or not we are a good fit. As your therapist, I bring a whole-person approach to healing the past and maximizing the present. My approach is an eclectic one and with over 30 years counseling experience, my "toolbox" is "well-stocked". We all have our own intuitive wisdom to guide us but we may need help in learning how to hear and honor these messages. I am confident that we can work collaboratively to create the life that you desire.
Seeking a therapist can be an unsettling endeavor. I can provide a free 10-minute phone consultation to help you determine whether or not we are a good fit. As your therapist, I bring a whole-person approach to healing the past and maximizing the present. My approach is an eclectic one and with over 30 years counseling experience, my "toolbox" is "well-stocked". We all have our own intuitive wisdom to guide us but we may need help in learning how to hear and honor these messages. I am confident that we can work collaboratively to create the life that you desire.
(602) 663-9770 View (602) 663-9770
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Joan Matlock, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85017  (Online Only)
If you are a woman moving through one of life's many transitions, I am here to listen, support and guide you as you discover your unique strengths and potential. Life is a constant string of changes, some joyful, some sorrowful. Incomplete or old stories and wounds often manifest as confusion, anxiety and depression. Learning to navigate change authentically from a place of compassion and acceptance will help you evolve and thrive wherever life leads you.
If you are a woman moving through one of life's many transitions, I am here to listen, support and guide you as you discover your unique strengths and potential. Life is a constant string of changes, some joyful, some sorrowful. Incomplete or old stories and wounds often manifest as confusion, anxiety and depression. Learning to navigate change authentically from a place of compassion and acceptance will help you evolve and thrive wherever life leads you.
(623) 292-5297 View (623) 292-5297
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Diana E Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85017  (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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Kelsey J. Walsh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017
As a licensed psychologist, I have extensive training and experience using evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, and trauma. I view the client-therapist relationship as a crucial component in facilitating client growth and work from a holistic and interdisciplinary framework, using a relational approach informed by cognitive-behavioral, trauma-informed, emotion-focused, and insight-oriented interventions. To ensure individualized care, I attend to client identities and cultural experiences (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender) to inform treatment and empower clients to identify and actively pursue their personal therapy goals.
As a licensed psychologist, I have extensive training and experience using evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, and trauma. I view the client-therapist relationship as a crucial component in facilitating client growth and work from a holistic and interdisciplinary framework, using a relational approach informed by cognitive-behavioral, trauma-informed, emotion-focused, and insight-oriented interventions. To ensure individualized care, I attend to client identities and cultural experiences (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender) to inform treatment and empower clients to identify and actively pursue their personal therapy goals.
(602) 483-4853 View (602) 483-4853
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Kelsey Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAS-MFT, LMFT
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85017  (Online Only)
When something feels like it's not working, one of hardest steps is often realizing just that. Challenging times may ask you to step out of your comfort zone which can feel uncomfortable, unsettling, or even scary. My therapeutic approach is one of compassion, collaboration, and non-judgement. I want to foster an environment where you feel safe to honor your true, authentic self while facing whatever is challenging you at this time. Despite incredibly challenging situations, many have been able to uncover their resiliencies and learn new ways to rebuild their lives and relationships.
When something feels like it's not working, one of hardest steps is often realizing just that. Challenging times may ask you to step out of your comfort zone which can feel uncomfortable, unsettling, or even scary. My therapeutic approach is one of compassion, collaboration, and non-judgement. I want to foster an environment where you feel safe to honor your true, authentic self while facing whatever is challenging you at this time. Despite incredibly challenging situations, many have been able to uncover their resiliencies and learn new ways to rebuild their lives and relationships.
(480) 900-1772 View (480) 900-1772
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Andrew Schanen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Hi, I've been serving in the mental health field for approximately fifteen years in a variety of settings. I have served in community mental health, inpatient facilities, residential treatment centers, outpatient facilities and through telehealth platforms. I am currently focusing on serving individual clients in-person.
Hi, I've been serving in the mental health field for approximately fifteen years in a variety of settings. I have served in community mental health, inpatient facilities, residential treatment centers, outpatient facilities and through telehealth platforms. I am currently focusing on serving individual clients in-person.
(602) 691-4760 View (602) 691-4760
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Jeremy Scataglini
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAS, LAMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017  (Online Only)
So much of the pain and stress many of us deal with daily stems from disconnection in relationships with our partner, family, or friends. I work with clients from all walks of life, with an emphasis on couples and individuals who are experiencing feelings of rejection, shame, and worthlessness in relationships. If you feel that being yourself is never good enough, if you are struggling to express your needs, beliefs, or feelings, or if there’s a relationship issue you can't seem to resolve, I want to work with you to achieve a lasting sense of relief.
So much of the pain and stress many of us deal with daily stems from disconnection in relationships with our partner, family, or friends. I work with clients from all walks of life, with an emphasis on couples and individuals who are experiencing feelings of rejection, shame, and worthlessness in relationships. If you feel that being yourself is never good enough, if you are struggling to express your needs, beliefs, or feelings, or if there’s a relationship issue you can't seem to resolve, I want to work with you to achieve a lasting sense of relief.
(480) 462-0904 View (480) 462-0904
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Eddie Soto
LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017  (Online Only)
I love to work with individuals who are willing to grow and be open to the idea of adaptability and change. I would love for them to want to learn more about who they are as a person, and understand why they may do certain things. Through that insight, I hope for them to use what is learned in order to better improve their overall well-being. Maintaining a willingness to learn will always be beneficial for an individual and their journey.
I love to work with individuals who are willing to grow and be open to the idea of adaptability and change. I would love for them to want to learn more about who they are as a person, and understand why they may do certain things. Through that insight, I hope for them to use what is learned in order to better improve their overall well-being. Maintaining a willingness to learn will always be beneficial for an individual and their journey.
(602) 282-8850 View (602) 282-8850
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Quin Washington
Counselor, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages including young children and adolescents. I strive to integrate holistic care into my practice by using yoga, meditation, and sound healing to help people connect and heal mind, body, and spirit. I have also cared for those with dementia and find enjoyment in helping them find peace toward the end of their lives. My go-to treatment modalities include CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and I am certified in herbalism. I like to provide psychoeducation on different topics dealing with anxiety, stress, and how to moderate levels of depression and build self-esteem. I really enjoy brainstorming and/or
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages including young children and adolescents. I strive to integrate holistic care into my practice by using yoga, meditation, and sound healing to help people connect and heal mind, body, and spirit. I have also cared for those with dementia and find enjoyment in helping them find peace toward the end of their lives. My go-to treatment modalities include CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and I am certified in herbalism. I like to provide psychoeducation on different topics dealing with anxiety, stress, and how to moderate levels of depression and build self-esteem. I really enjoy brainstorming and/or
(480) 739-3721 View (480) 739-3721
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Desert Lily Therapy - Thalia Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona and California. My passion is to help adolescents and young adults who struggle with trauma, depression, grief, and/or anxiety to process their life stories, strengthen their sense of identity, and develop the skills needed for the life they desire. I am aware that the times in which talk-therapy is sought out are also the times in which life feels overwhelming. Whatever that struggle may be, I believe that the human spirit is strong and capable of healing. I am passionate about working alongside my clients to heal those wounds and setting them up to live their best life!
Hi, I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona and California. My passion is to help adolescents and young adults who struggle with trauma, depression, grief, and/or anxiety to process their life stories, strengthen their sense of identity, and develop the skills needed for the life they desire. I am aware that the times in which talk-therapy is sought out are also the times in which life feels overwhelming. Whatever that struggle may be, I believe that the human spirit is strong and capable of healing. I am passionate about working alongside my clients to heal those wounds and setting them up to live their best life!
(480) 420-6741 View (480) 420-6741
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JJ Tarango
Counselor, EdM, LAC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85017
I earned my master’s in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Sport & Performance Psychology from Boston University. I've been fortunate to serve as a mental performance consultant for youth, a variety of collegiate teams ranging from Division III all the way to the Division I level, and professional and retired athletes. I additionally worked closely with athletes struggling with eating disorders at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Ma. I am incredibly passionate about bridging the gap between sport & performance and mental health because at the end of the day we are all humans who are a work in progress.
I earned my master’s in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Sport & Performance Psychology from Boston University. I've been fortunate to serve as a mental performance consultant for youth, a variety of collegiate teams ranging from Division III all the way to the Division I level, and professional and retired athletes. I additionally worked closely with athletes struggling with eating disorders at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Ma. I am incredibly passionate about bridging the gap between sport & performance and mental health because at the end of the day we are all humans who are a work in progress.
(520) 412-2429 View (520) 412-2429
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Kim Rasmussen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is vital. I work from a strengths-based, solution focused, holistic orientation. I partner with people from all different ages, stages, and backgrounds to help them work through a wide variety of life’s challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, compassion fatigue, relationships, family issues, life stress, and challenges of parenting. I offer online therapy in all states where I am licensed, but can only accept Colorado insurance coverage.
Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is vital. I work from a strengths-based, solution focused, holistic orientation. I partner with people from all different ages, stages, and backgrounds to help them work through a wide variety of life’s challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, compassion fatigue, relationships, family issues, life stress, and challenges of parenting. I offer online therapy in all states where I am licensed, but can only accept Colorado insurance coverage.
(720) 640-9105 View (720) 640-9105
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Alondra Millan
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Life isn't always easy to deal with. The way we think, feel, and behave directly affect how we handle a certain situation. The relationships we have has a huge influence in our lives. I am here to help you through your life journey by helping you set clear boundaries with others, helping you overcome challenges, and helping you find your inner strength. I can help you create appropriate coping skills and gain more awareness in your life. My goal is to empower you and watch you grow into your highest potential. Together, we can create goals and work hard to reach those goals. All you have to do is try.
Life isn't always easy to deal with. The way we think, feel, and behave directly affect how we handle a certain situation. The relationships we have has a huge influence in our lives. I am here to help you through your life journey by helping you set clear boundaries with others, helping you overcome challenges, and helping you find your inner strength. I can help you create appropriate coping skills and gain more awareness in your life. My goal is to empower you and watch you grow into your highest potential. Together, we can create goals and work hard to reach those goals. All you have to do is try.
(480) 605-1869 View (480) 605-1869
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Andrea Hale
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Life's journey can lead us through unexpected and challenging terrains, leaving scars that can be difficult to heal. If you're carrying the weight of past traumas, know that there's hope for healing, and I'm here to offer you a guiding hand on this path to recovery. The burden of unresolved trauma can impact every aspect of your life. If you're looking for healing from heavy relationships, past experiences, and wanting to feel confident in the decisions you're making - you can certainly achieve that.
Life's journey can lead us through unexpected and challenging terrains, leaving scars that can be difficult to heal. If you're carrying the weight of past traumas, know that there's hope for healing, and I'm here to offer you a guiding hand on this path to recovery. The burden of unresolved trauma can impact every aspect of your life. If you're looking for healing from heavy relationships, past experiences, and wanting to feel confident in the decisions you're making - you can certainly achieve that.
(602) 666-9339 View (602) 666-9339
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Kara Gasperone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Not accepting new clients
Hi, & thank you so much for being here! If you're struggling with life transitions, feeling depressed or anxious, or challenged by unresolved issues from your past - give me a call. No issue is too big or small. I am trained in EMDR & have worked extensively with trauma. I use a systemic approach (this means we’ll talk a lot about your important relationships) to treating individuals, couples, & families – including LGBTQIA, blended, and foster & adoptive families, & those that have been affected by addiction. I have also completed Gottman Level 1 training to offer specialty support for couples.
Hi, & thank you so much for being here! If you're struggling with life transitions, feeling depressed or anxious, or challenged by unresolved issues from your past - give me a call. No issue is too big or small. I am trained in EMDR & have worked extensively with trauma. I use a systemic approach (this means we’ll talk a lot about your important relationships) to treating individuals, couples, & families – including LGBTQIA, blended, and foster & adoptive families, & those that have been affected by addiction. I have also completed Gottman Level 1 training to offer specialty support for couples.
(602) 497-4894 View (602) 497-4894
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Eddie Lee Blakes Jr.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSAC, LISAC, BHP
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Immediate Openings: Intakes are normally completed in 48 business hours. Now offering TeleTherapy & In home Sessions. Eddie Blakes is an independent licensed therapist with a passion for helping individuals who are struggling with chemical dependency, addictions, and trauma. Eddie takes a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing that addiction and trauma impact every aspect of a person's life. Eddie has received extensive training in therapeutic modalities of (Inner Child Therapy, EMDR, TF-CBT, DBT, CBT, CPT, MI and REBT) to name a few. Eddie is a doctoral candidate at CGI.edu pursuing a Doctorates in Behavioral Health.
Immediate Openings: Intakes are normally completed in 48 business hours. Now offering TeleTherapy & In home Sessions. Eddie Blakes is an independent licensed therapist with a passion for helping individuals who are struggling with chemical dependency, addictions, and trauma. Eddie takes a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing that addiction and trauma impact every aspect of a person's life. Eddie has received extensive training in therapeutic modalities of (Inner Child Therapy, EMDR, TF-CBT, DBT, CBT, CPT, MI and REBT) to name a few. Eddie is a doctoral candidate at CGI.edu pursuing a Doctorates in Behavioral Health.
(520) 412-2381 View (520) 412-2381
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Marian Humphries
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85017
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 24 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults as well as their families. My experience has been working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, suicidal ideation, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and dysfunctional coping skills including self-harming behaviors. Therapy is tailored to the individual using best practices.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 24 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults as well as their families. My experience has been working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, suicidal ideation, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and dysfunctional coping skills including self-harming behaviors. Therapy is tailored to the individual using best practices.
(602) 693-0361 View (602) 693-0361

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Number of Therapists in 85017

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 85017 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
85% Depression
85% Stress
81% Trauma and PTSD
73% Life Transitions
69% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
81% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85017 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85017?

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.