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Ryan Wexelblatt-ADHD Dude
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADHD, CCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Waitlist for new clients
ADHD Dude is an internationally recognized approach to ADHD treatment based in Phoenix, Arizona. ADHD Dude is aligned with the American Academy of Pediatrics evidence-based treatment recommendations for children with ADHD, which include Parent Training (provided through the ADHD Dude Membership Site), and Parent Coaching. Additionally, ADHD Dude provides in-person school-year programs and a summer camp for boys with ADHD. Please note that individual ("talk") therapy, play therapy, etc., are not evidence-based treatments for children or adolescents with ADHD, and no type of individual therapy is effective for ADHD kids.
ADHD Dude is an internationally recognized approach to ADHD treatment based in Phoenix, Arizona. ADHD Dude is aligned with the American Academy of Pediatrics evidence-based treatment recommendations for children with ADHD, which include Parent Training (provided through the ADHD Dude Membership Site), and Parent Coaching. Additionally, ADHD Dude provides in-person school-year programs and a summer camp for boys with ADHD. Please note that individual ("talk") therapy, play therapy, etc., are not evidence-based treatments for children or adolescents with ADHD, and no type of individual therapy is effective for ADHD kids.
(520) 253-7996 View (520) 253-7996
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Julie Skakoon, Kind Minds Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Not accepting new clients
Please contact us for ongoing DBT groups for adolescents and adults and kindness/mindfulness groups for kids. Julie Skakoon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Julie provides forensically informed treatment of childhood trauma and child maltreatment. Her specialties include play therapy, divorce / co-parent counseling, child forensic interviews, interventions for divorcing families (court-ordered and private), play therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Please contact us for ongoing DBT groups for adolescents and adults and kindness/mindfulness groups for kids. Julie Skakoon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Julie provides forensically informed treatment of childhood trauma and child maltreatment. Her specialties include play therapy, divorce / co-parent counseling, child forensic interviews, interventions for divorcing families (court-ordered and private), play therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
(602) 755-9801 View (602) 755-9801
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Jennifer Vega
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Not accepting new clients
Quality relationships improve our life and create meaning. What is more important in life than family and friends? Everyone struggles from time to time to connect with others. To invest in the quality of your relationships through therapy is one of the best investments you can make with a return that lasts a lifetime. Whether it is coping with high school, college, career, marriage, welcoming a new baby, or adjusting to retirement, or grief and loss, therapy can help identify ways to improve and connect. When we experience trauma, we may also struggle to find our voice and therapy can help.
Quality relationships improve our life and create meaning. What is more important in life than family and friends? Everyone struggles from time to time to connect with others. To invest in the quality of your relationships through therapy is one of the best investments you can make with a return that lasts a lifetime. Whether it is coping with high school, college, career, marriage, welcoming a new baby, or adjusting to retirement, or grief and loss, therapy can help identify ways to improve and connect. When we experience trauma, we may also struggle to find our voice and therapy can help.
(602) 536-7641 View (602) 536-7641
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Dani Martz
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LISAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
Stress? Anxiety? Withdrawal symptoms? Cravings? “I want to stop the cycle. I do. I don’t know where to begin, what to say. There’s just so much to figure out…and it’s all too much. I’ll just take another drink, pick up one more time.” Or, you’re the family member, partner, or friend who’s trying to help someone they care about with their addiction but living on the other side of it. “I’m not sleeping anymore. I have my own racing thoughts, heart palpitations, anxiety. I’m consumed by their addiction and I don’t even use! I’ve taken them to pick up before. What am I doing? I need someone to help me sort this out.”
Stress? Anxiety? Withdrawal symptoms? Cravings? “I want to stop the cycle. I do. I don’t know where to begin, what to say. There’s just so much to figure out…and it’s all too much. I’ll just take another drink, pick up one more time.” Or, you’re the family member, partner, or friend who’s trying to help someone they care about with their addiction but living on the other side of it. “I’m not sleeping anymore. I have my own racing thoughts, heart palpitations, anxiety. I’m consumed by their addiction and I don’t even use! I’ve taken them to pick up before. What am I doing? I need someone to help me sort this out.”
(602) 691-6788 View (602) 691-6788
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Maritza Garza-Hogue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt like you wanted more out of life, but you weren’t sure where to start? You find yourself engaging in familiar and ineffective patterns, but aren’t sure how to break free? Choosing therapy as a mode to find your way is a courageous decision you can make toward transformation, in a way that feels authentic and tailor-made for you. Seeking therapy does not have to mean there is something “wrong” with you, only that you need a safe and accepting place to make sense of difficult emotions, painful experiences, and to create tools to make lasting change. **Currently, all sessions with me are Telehealth only**
Have you ever felt like you wanted more out of life, but you weren’t sure where to start? You find yourself engaging in familiar and ineffective patterns, but aren’t sure how to break free? Choosing therapy as a mode to find your way is a courageous decision you can make toward transformation, in a way that feels authentic and tailor-made for you. Seeking therapy does not have to mean there is something “wrong” with you, only that you need a safe and accepting place to make sense of difficult emotions, painful experiences, and to create tools to make lasting change. **Currently, all sessions with me are Telehealth only**
(602) 932-3183 View (602) 932-3183
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Traci Taber
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Not accepting new clients
I have 20+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, and parents to address behavior issues, school challenges, and emotional regulation. My practice utilizes evidence-based treatments focused on helping clients reach their full potential.
I have 20+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, and parents to address behavior issues, school challenges, and emotional regulation. My practice utilizes evidence-based treatments focused on helping clients reach their full potential.
(480) 780-2437 View (480) 780-2437
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Sage Jaurequi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Not accepting new clients
Summer 2024 (May-Sep) availability, virtual sessions only. I am a Couples/Relationship Therapist who focuses on attachment. There is no worse feeling than feeling disconnected, alone, and misunderstood in the most important relationship in your life. Allow me to help you reconnect and strengthen your relationship bond. If you want to improve your communication and deepen your experience of connection, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy may work for you. I also work with individuals who currently are experiencing, or have experienced, relationship anxiety, parental neglect/abandonment, and trauma.
Summer 2024 (May-Sep) availability, virtual sessions only. I am a Couples/Relationship Therapist who focuses on attachment. There is no worse feeling than feeling disconnected, alone, and misunderstood in the most important relationship in your life. Allow me to help you reconnect and strengthen your relationship bond. If you want to improve your communication and deepen your experience of connection, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy may work for you. I also work with individuals who currently are experiencing, or have experienced, relationship anxiety, parental neglect/abandonment, and trauma.
(619) 394-6660 View (619) 394-6660
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Felix Salomon
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
My approach in therapy is to respect each individual as a whole person. I believe each person knows himself or herself best. Rather than just treating the symptom(s), I attempt to get to know the person well enough to guide them into insights of the CAUSES of their problems. My ultimate goal is to help each individual achieve the healthiest level of well-being and highest developmental level of functioning. Whenever appropriate, I work with multiple members of the same family in order to strengthen the family and/or marriage.
My approach in therapy is to respect each individual as a whole person. I believe each person knows himself or herself best. Rather than just treating the symptom(s), I attempt to get to know the person well enough to guide them into insights of the CAUSES of their problems. My ultimate goal is to help each individual achieve the healthiest level of well-being and highest developmental level of functioning. Whenever appropriate, I work with multiple members of the same family in order to strengthen the family and/or marriage.
(480) 409-2351 View (480) 409-2351
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Emily Nielsen-Beatty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
It takes a lot to make the decision to seek therapy, and I’m so glad that you’re doing it! Life is complicated and so are we. In my work, I meet people when they are feeling confused, hurt, angry, and/or overwhelmed by life’s complications. I love my work because I get to be a source of support, patience, and encouragement for people in these moments. I believe that building a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of achieving clinical success. Whether you are an adult or teen (ages 16+) seeking counseling services for concerns related to trauma, depression, and/or anxiety, I am ready to help.
It takes a lot to make the decision to seek therapy, and I’m so glad that you’re doing it! Life is complicated and so are we. In my work, I meet people when they are feeling confused, hurt, angry, and/or overwhelmed by life’s complications. I love my work because I get to be a source of support, patience, and encouragement for people in these moments. I believe that building a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of achieving clinical success. Whether you are an adult or teen (ages 16+) seeking counseling services for concerns related to trauma, depression, and/or anxiety, I am ready to help.
(602) 641-3563 View (602) 641-3563
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Nancy R Hay
Counselor, MA, LPC, LISAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
I have been helping individuals and couples for over thirty years make positive changes in their lives. Counseling is about changing what is not working in your life, feeling better, and creating new levels of satisfaction, happiness, and peace. If you are experiencing stress or unhappiness and know it's time to do something about it, let my experience and practical approach help you grow in a positive direction. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and develop a plan to uniquely fit your needs, personality, and goals. My goal is to help you as quickly as possible improve your life.
I have been helping individuals and couples for over thirty years make positive changes in their lives. Counseling is about changing what is not working in your life, feeling better, and creating new levels of satisfaction, happiness, and peace. If you are experiencing stress or unhappiness and know it's time to do something about it, let my experience and practical approach help you grow in a positive direction. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and develop a plan to uniquely fit your needs, personality, and goals. My goal is to help you as quickly as possible improve your life.
(480) 568-4007 View (480) 568-4007
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April Siegel - Evening And Saturday Availability
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
Are you interested in living more authentically and fostering deeper connections with yourself and others? The most important relationship you have is with yourself. This affects other aspects of your life- your health and wellness, how you relate to others, and how you are performing at school or work. Life's struggles aren't linear and can be unpredictable, oftentimes catching us off guard. If unprepared for the challenges faced, they can leave us feeling overwhelmed and less connected with ourselves and others. I most enjoy working with those seeking awareness and inner balance.
Are you interested in living more authentically and fostering deeper connections with yourself and others? The most important relationship you have is with yourself. This affects other aspects of your life- your health and wellness, how you relate to others, and how you are performing at school or work. Life's struggles aren't linear and can be unpredictable, oftentimes catching us off guard. If unprepared for the challenges faced, they can leave us feeling overwhelmed and less connected with ourselves and others. I most enjoy working with those seeking awareness and inner balance.
(602) 584-7185 View (602) 584-7185
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Raquel DeLuccia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MAS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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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Johnna Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Trauma leaves us feeling constantly fearful or numb. The stress and tension in our bodies persist even when there is "nothing wrong." You may be exhausted from feeling this way but powerless to change because no one seems to understand, and nothing seems to work. Whether you have been to countless medical professionals, or this is your first-time considering therapy, you are ready for some relief. You are ready to let go of anxiety and depression dictating your choices. You are ready to wake up in the morning with a sense of hope rather than dread. Most of all, you are ready to get YOU back.
Trauma leaves us feeling constantly fearful or numb. The stress and tension in our bodies persist even when there is "nothing wrong." You may be exhausted from feeling this way but powerless to change because no one seems to understand, and nothing seems to work. Whether you have been to countless medical professionals, or this is your first-time considering therapy, you are ready for some relief. You are ready to let go of anxiety and depression dictating your choices. You are ready to wake up in the morning with a sense of hope rather than dread. Most of all, you are ready to get YOU back.
(602) 497-4573 View (602) 497-4573
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Elaine Evans
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Does life look good on paper but not feel that way on the inside? Perhaps you're tired of trying so hard to be happy. Your relationships don't feel as fulfilling as you wish they did. You're a hardworking, driven professional, feeling exhausted. You have a sense that maybe your past experiences influence the way you feel today, and at times you start to lose hope that you can feel fulfilled in yourself and your life. It might be hard to remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure - you’re ready for some relief and to regain a sense of confidence in yourself and engage meaningfully in relationships.
Does life look good on paper but not feel that way on the inside? Perhaps you're tired of trying so hard to be happy. Your relationships don't feel as fulfilling as you wish they did. You're a hardworking, driven professional, feeling exhausted. You have a sense that maybe your past experiences influence the way you feel today, and at times you start to lose hope that you can feel fulfilled in yourself and your life. It might be hard to remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure - you’re ready for some relief and to regain a sense of confidence in yourself and engage meaningfully in relationships.
(480) 372-8562 View (480) 372-8562
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Beth Freese
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Imagine feeling trapped in chronic pain, stress, anxiety, trauma, or ADHD. You're a driven professional, entrepreneur, or student seeking relief from relentless struggles. You fear you may never regain your true self despite trying various remedies. Coping leaves you drained and hopeless. I've guided countless individuals through similar challenges, helping them reclaim their lives. Let's embark on a journey together to equip you with the tools to confront your challenges, empowering you to regain control and find relief. Your journey to whole self-healing starts now.
Imagine feeling trapped in chronic pain, stress, anxiety, trauma, or ADHD. You're a driven professional, entrepreneur, or student seeking relief from relentless struggles. You fear you may never regain your true self despite trying various remedies. Coping leaves you drained and hopeless. I've guided countless individuals through similar challenges, helping them reclaim their lives. Let's embark on a journey together to equip you with the tools to confront your challenges, empowering you to regain control and find relief. Your journey to whole self-healing starts now.
(602) 560-7159 View (602) 560-7159
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Urim Recovery - EMDR, ADHD/Autism & Trauma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW, LCSW, ASDCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Same Day Appt. 2-15-24. I welcome all those needing support to feel connected, empowered and confident to meet life's challenges. I help individuals, regardless of their ability to name their pain, to focus on taking care of themselves to recover from relational distress, chronic pain & burnout. In our time together, we will work on restoring the trust, confidence and sense of self often depleted as a result of relational trauma and life experiences. I specialize in treating complex and attachment related trauma, bipolar I & II, as well as autism, from a relational and developmentally based perspective using EMDR, IPSRT and EFT.
Same Day Appt. 2-15-24. I welcome all those needing support to feel connected, empowered and confident to meet life's challenges. I help individuals, regardless of their ability to name their pain, to focus on taking care of themselves to recover from relational distress, chronic pain & burnout. In our time together, we will work on restoring the trust, confidence and sense of self often depleted as a result of relational trauma and life experiences. I specialize in treating complex and attachment related trauma, bipolar I & II, as well as autism, from a relational and developmentally based perspective using EMDR, IPSRT and EFT.
(602) 691-4090 View (602) 691-4090
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Grace M Shivka
Counselor, MC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
My name is Grace Shivka! My pronouns are she/her. I focus on providing affirming, humanistic, and client-centered counseling for adolescents and adults. I believe each client is the expert to their own story and lived experience. As a counselor, I can provide a therapeutic lens combined with tailored coping skills, emotion regulation strategies and interpersonal effectiveness skills to help you navigate living with trauma, conflict, and other mental health challenges. While we address your unique needs and goals together, you will be met with empathy, openness, warmth, honesty, and compassion every step of the way.
My name is Grace Shivka! My pronouns are she/her. I focus on providing affirming, humanistic, and client-centered counseling for adolescents and adults. I believe each client is the expert to their own story and lived experience. As a counselor, I can provide a therapeutic lens combined with tailored coping skills, emotion regulation strategies and interpersonal effectiveness skills to help you navigate living with trauma, conflict, and other mental health challenges. While we address your unique needs and goals together, you will be met with empathy, openness, warmth, honesty, and compassion every step of the way.
(480) 771-0947 View (480) 771-0947
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Keren Poirier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Not accepting new clients
Do you want to learn how to have a healthier relationship with yourself? Do you feel like you are repeating the same behaviors and unsure of how to break free from them? Are you struggling to identify what is holding you back? Finding the right therapist that you feel comfortable with can be difficult. My top priority is creating a safe and inviting space where you feel comfortable discussing the most difficult & uncomfortable of topics.
Do you want to learn how to have a healthier relationship with yourself? Do you feel like you are repeating the same behaviors and unsure of how to break free from them? Are you struggling to identify what is holding you back? Finding the right therapist that you feel comfortable with can be difficult. My top priority is creating a safe and inviting space where you feel comfortable discussing the most difficult & uncomfortable of topics.
(623) 267-9103 View (623) 267-9103
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Kelly Hurley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Do you have anxiety that comes out of the blue to swamp you? Do you struggle to get out of bed most days? Have you tried to stop the worry thoughts, but they just multiply. Maybe you’ve tried so many things that the shame of nothing working weighs you down. These attacks feel like they will never end and you wish you could escape into sleep forever. Let me help you stop suffering and start living again. You can start creating that life you have been dreaming about!
Do you have anxiety that comes out of the blue to swamp you? Do you struggle to get out of bed most days? Have you tried to stop the worry thoughts, but they just multiply. Maybe you’ve tried so many things that the shame of nothing working weighs you down. These attacks feel like they will never end and you wish you could escape into sleep forever. Let me help you stop suffering and start living again. You can start creating that life you have been dreaming about!
(480) 351-4773 View (480) 351-4773
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Laura Potter
MC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
It is NEVER TOO LATE...Whatever has happened, where ever you are right now, there is always a chance for hope and healing. I am uniquely experienced and specialize in working with individuals and/or couples struggling with sex or pornography addiction and infidelity as well as the resulting heartbreaking fall-out personally and within a relationship. With 20 years of experience in professional counseling, I understand the process of trauma, recovery and restoration that is uniquely associated with sex addiction, broken lives and broken marriages. More information is on my website: crossedheartscounseling.com.
It is NEVER TOO LATE...Whatever has happened, where ever you are right now, there is always a chance for hope and healing. I am uniquely experienced and specialize in working with individuals and/or couples struggling with sex or pornography addiction and infidelity as well as the resulting heartbreaking fall-out personally and within a relationship. With 20 years of experience in professional counseling, I understand the process of trauma, recovery and restoration that is uniquely associated with sex addiction, broken lives and broken marriages. More information is on my website: crossedheartscounseling.com.
(623) 552-6310 View (623) 552-6310

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85020

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 85020 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
83% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
69% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
68% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 85020 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85020?

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.