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Courtney L. Mony
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with youth and adults who experience symptoms of PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem, behavioral issues, and relationship issues while utilizing modalities such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT, DBT, Animal Assisted Therapy, Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. It’s my top priority to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to process any thoughts and feelings and experiences, as well as I strive to be empathetic and genuine when working with my clients!
I specialize in working with youth and adults who experience symptoms of PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem, behavioral issues, and relationship issues while utilizing modalities such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT, DBT, Animal Assisted Therapy, Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. It’s my top priority to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to process any thoughts and feelings and experiences, as well as I strive to be empathetic and genuine when working with my clients!
(623) 745-2628 View (623) 745-2628
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Dorothy Barnes
Counselor, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050
I always start with where a client is and move through a process of self awareness and discovery that brings about lasting change and newfound joy. While that is not an easy process it is a journey I have found worth taking in my own life and feel honored to take in another's. I do not believe in a "cookie cutter" approach to recovery or self actualization. Each person I work with brings a special "psychological fingerprint" that encompasses both their past and their present life experiences. I look forward to traveling the path with you.
I always start with where a client is and move through a process of self awareness and discovery that brings about lasting change and newfound joy. While that is not an easy process it is a journey I have found worth taking in my own life and feel honored to take in another's. I do not believe in a "cookie cutter" approach to recovery or self actualization. Each person I work with brings a special "psychological fingerprint" that encompasses both their past and their present life experiences. I look forward to traveling the path with you.
(480) 818-4936 View (480) 818-4936
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Staci Rubin-Shepherd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
It’s hard (and okay!) to admit that you are going through a tough time. Whether you are challenged by depression or anxiety, getting stuck in patterns that feel impossible to change, battling trauma and the weight it can hold on your shoulders, or needing to understand, explore, and process your gender or sexuality journey, I am here for you. Everyone needs a safe and comfortable environment to reflect on and work through life’s challenges. And that’s where I come in. I believe in the curative and healing powers of vulnerability.
It’s hard (and okay!) to admit that you are going through a tough time. Whether you are challenged by depression or anxiety, getting stuck in patterns that feel impossible to change, battling trauma and the weight it can hold on your shoulders, or needing to understand, explore, and process your gender or sexuality journey, I am here for you. Everyone needs a safe and comfortable environment to reflect on and work through life’s challenges. And that’s where I come in. I believe in the curative and healing powers of vulnerability.
(623) 257-7202 View (623) 257-7202
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Lynn M Meyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050
You've been coping with life, but have hit a few road bumps on the journey in life or maybe you are grappling with some ongoing issues that you want to move past. I believe I can assist you in making some changes from minor life adjustments to major transformations. I have 33 years of experience in counseling people from ages 15 to 79 who have a variety of issues. Additionally, I've been a school counselor and provided individual and group therapy at a psychiatric hospital. I have extensive knowledge of eating disorders, psychiatric medications, addictions, grief/loss, relationship dynamics, LGBTQ issues, infertility and disability.
You've been coping with life, but have hit a few road bumps on the journey in life or maybe you are grappling with some ongoing issues that you want to move past. I believe I can assist you in making some changes from minor life adjustments to major transformations. I have 33 years of experience in counseling people from ages 15 to 79 who have a variety of issues. Additionally, I've been a school counselor and provided individual and group therapy at a psychiatric hospital. I have extensive knowledge of eating disorders, psychiatric medications, addictions, grief/loss, relationship dynamics, LGBTQ issues, infertility and disability.
(602) 459-9774 View (602) 459-9774
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John R Kowite
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
You sit on your bed – heart pounding, face flushed, muscles tensed–still seething after the fight you just had with your partner. “This is it,” you tell yourself. “I can’t take anymore.” The arguments are becoming more frequent and hostile by the day. You remember when you loved being together. It’s painful and embarrassing to realize how fractured this once seemingly-unbreakable bond has become. You know that something has to change, but you just do not know how. That is where I can be of help. I am a CACREP-Accredited counselor in Arizona specializing on working with couples and grief.
You sit on your bed – heart pounding, face flushed, muscles tensed–still seething after the fight you just had with your partner. “This is it,” you tell yourself. “I can’t take anymore.” The arguments are becoming more frequent and hostile by the day. You remember when you loved being together. It’s painful and embarrassing to realize how fractured this once seemingly-unbreakable bond has become. You know that something has to change, but you just do not know how. That is where I can be of help. I am a CACREP-Accredited counselor in Arizona specializing on working with couples and grief.
(480) 382-0875 View (480) 382-0875
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Jennifer Jakobsen - Life Coach And Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
You deserve all the joy life has to offer! Sometimes life is full of twists and turns and you may feel doubtful of yourself, overwhelmed or just stuck. When we struggle to feel confident and calm it can effect our work, relationships, and our ability to be the person we really want to be. I get it! You just want to overcome the thoughts and feelings that are holding you back, but you don't want to burden friends and family. I am here for you.
You deserve all the joy life has to offer! Sometimes life is full of twists and turns and you may feel doubtful of yourself, overwhelmed or just stuck. When we struggle to feel confident and calm it can effect our work, relationships, and our ability to be the person we really want to be. I get it! You just want to overcome the thoughts and feelings that are holding you back, but you don't want to burden friends and family. I am here for you.
(602) 362-7790 View (602) 362-7790
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Raise Behavioral Health LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BHP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050
I am the best fit for a family who has children between the ages from birth to 24 years old. I offer support to families who are struggling with challenging behaviors from their children and adolescents in home or at school. I offer a unique systemic approach that includes parents in the treatment process that is not found in many other practices. This systemic approach is extremely affective and helps keep parents in the loop and helps families complete the treatment goal faster than other approaches. As I believe therapy for children should be brief and solution focused so they can get back to being a kid.
I am the best fit for a family who has children between the ages from birth to 24 years old. I offer support to families who are struggling with challenging behaviors from their children and adolescents in home or at school. I offer a unique systemic approach that includes parents in the treatment process that is not found in many other practices. This systemic approach is extremely affective and helps keep parents in the loop and helps families complete the treatment goal faster than other approaches. As I believe therapy for children should be brief and solution focused so they can get back to being a kid.
(623) 352-9720 x85259 View (623) 352-9720 x85259
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Michelle Maggio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
Welcome to a space where your mental health is valued. I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This allows clients to feel comfortable opening up about their struggles without fear of being criticized or misunderstood. In my practice I provide therapy services to adults. My specialities range from Women's mental health, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Self Esteem, Marital Issues and Divorce.
Welcome to a space where your mental health is valued. I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This allows clients to feel comfortable opening up about their struggles without fear of being criticized or misunderstood. In my practice I provide therapy services to adults. My specialities range from Women's mental health, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Self Esteem, Marital Issues and Divorce.
(847) 553-4034 View (847) 553-4034
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Shelly Marie Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
I am licensed in California and Arizona. Let's talk... I believe that life challenges, such as relationship issues, communication problems, anxiety, and depression can be managed and overcome. There is hope ! There are answers ! You can experience happiness in your life, again ! My background as a therapist includes working with adults and adolescents who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to past and/or present circumstances. Life transitions, PTSD, bullying, self-harm, grief, unresolved relationship issues, divorce, addiction, and/or mental illness can trigger irrational thinking, negative emotions, and harmful behaviors.
I am licensed in California and Arizona. Let's talk... I believe that life challenges, such as relationship issues, communication problems, anxiety, and depression can be managed and overcome. There is hope ! There are answers ! You can experience happiness in your life, again ! My background as a therapist includes working with adults and adolescents who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to past and/or present circumstances. Life transitions, PTSD, bullying, self-harm, grief, unresolved relationship issues, divorce, addiction, and/or mental illness can trigger irrational thinking, negative emotions, and harmful behaviors.
(480) 896-5200 View (480) 896-5200
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Sharon Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in situations that continue to occur over and over, or are you struggling with not really knowing who you are? Maybe there are some things about yourself that you would like to feel differently about, or learn better ways to manage areas in your personal life? Do you experience intense feelings at times and do not understand why? Coming to Therapy is one of the first steps you can take towards finding these answers and taking steps towards the positive changes you would like to experience. Together, we will work on reaching the Goals you set for yourself. "If you change nothing, nothing changes!"
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in situations that continue to occur over and over, or are you struggling with not really knowing who you are? Maybe there are some things about yourself that you would like to feel differently about, or learn better ways to manage areas in your personal life? Do you experience intense feelings at times and do not understand why? Coming to Therapy is one of the first steps you can take towards finding these answers and taking steps towards the positive changes you would like to experience. Together, we will work on reaching the Goals you set for yourself. "If you change nothing, nothing changes!"
(602) 677-7858 View (602) 677-7858
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Jen Benacci
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
Jen is committed to helping clients achieve their goals and overcome barriers that may be holding them back from living a fulfilling and satisfying life. By providing tools and support, clients increase self-awareness, clarity, and find a path to healing. Common concerns that Jen addresses include PTSD and symptoms stemming from trauma, persistent anxiety/ fear, depression, low self -esteem, loss of sense of self, and relationship issues. Jen uses a Somatic approach, aimed to give a voice to the body and to the trauma that it may be holding in a space that is safe and supportive.
Jen is committed to helping clients achieve their goals and overcome barriers that may be holding them back from living a fulfilling and satisfying life. By providing tools and support, clients increase self-awareness, clarity, and find a path to healing. Common concerns that Jen addresses include PTSD and symptoms stemming from trauma, persistent anxiety/ fear, depression, low self -esteem, loss of sense of self, and relationship issues. Jen uses a Somatic approach, aimed to give a voice to the body and to the trauma that it may be holding in a space that is safe and supportive.
(602) 610-4138 View (602) 610-4138
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Marci Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, C-SSWS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Marci Morrison, LCSW, ACSW, Diplomate, C-SSWS was a School Social Worker for 35 years and a crisis intervention specialist prior to working in schools. Marci specializes in children, adolescents, young adults and effective parenting skills for parents of children and adolescents. If your child has concerns in school, not only does Marci have an extensive background with child/adolescent behavior but also can help advocate for your child in the school system to help your child reach their highest potential. Marci began Positive Mind Therapy, LLC in 2018 and values a professional, personal touch with each client and their family.
Marci Morrison, LCSW, ACSW, Diplomate, C-SSWS was a School Social Worker for 35 years and a crisis intervention specialist prior to working in schools. Marci specializes in children, adolescents, young adults and effective parenting skills for parents of children and adolescents. If your child has concerns in school, not only does Marci have an extensive background with child/adolescent behavior but also can help advocate for your child in the school system to help your child reach their highest potential. Marci began Positive Mind Therapy, LLC in 2018 and values a professional, personal touch with each client and their family.
(480) 566-9246 View (480) 566-9246
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Sage Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I bring a unique skill set to the field of mental health. With a deep commitment to fostering healing and personal growth, my career has been dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey toward emotional well-being. I hold an Arizona state license in counseling, demonstrating my adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards in the practice. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their concerns, develop coping strategies, and achieve their goals.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I bring a unique skill set to the field of mental health. With a deep commitment to fostering healing and personal growth, my career has been dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey toward emotional well-being. I hold an Arizona state license in counseling, demonstrating my adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards in the practice. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their concerns, develop coping strategies, and achieve their goals.
(623) 343-5044 View (623) 343-5044
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Valerie Lyon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CTSS
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth appointments Monday - Thursday. If you are feeling overwhelmed or down, maybe asking yourself questions like “Why do I keep doing this when I know it makes things worse, not better?” or “Why do my thoughts or emotions feel so out of control?,” or "I am really unhappy in this situation but how am I going to change it?"- I would like to help you find answers and learn how to start feeling better! I offer a caring and nonjudgmental place to unload what is bothering you, and I will draw from experience and mental health expertise to help you see a new way forward.
I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth appointments Monday - Thursday. If you are feeling overwhelmed or down, maybe asking yourself questions like “Why do I keep doing this when I know it makes things worse, not better?” or “Why do my thoughts or emotions feel so out of control?,” or "I am really unhappy in this situation but how am I going to change it?"- I would like to help you find answers and learn how to start feeling better! I offer a caring and nonjudgmental place to unload what is bothering you, and I will draw from experience and mental health expertise to help you see a new way forward.
(480) 719-1112 View (480) 719-1112
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Marylynn Ellsworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, LPC, CTSS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Waitlist for new clients
I have been working with clients who have had trauma throughout their life. Their symptoms are anxiety, depression, panic attacks, negative self-talk, rumination, and unhealthy relations. We work on establishing where these thoughts, ideas, and behaviors stem from and how to make healthy changes in every area of their lives. I focus on their chosen words and the negative self-talk perpetuating these symptoms.
I have been working with clients who have had trauma throughout their life. Their symptoms are anxiety, depression, panic attacks, negative self-talk, rumination, and unhealthy relations. We work on establishing where these thoughts, ideas, and behaviors stem from and how to make healthy changes in every area of their lives. I focus on their chosen words and the negative self-talk perpetuating these symptoms.
(623) 300-1003 View (623) 300-1003
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Luci Belcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
Freedom and light await. Wherever you are, your journey starts now! Matthew 5:16
Freedom and light await. Wherever you are, your journey starts now! Matthew 5:16
(602) 566-9534 View (602) 566-9534
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Adam Vellturo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050
I am available for Teletherapy sessions throughout the state of Arizona. I use a variety of techniques & experiential methods to help my clients change their self-defeating patterns and access & process underlying emotional blocks. I tailor my work to meet individual needs drawing primarily from the theories of Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Therapy as well as Gestalt, Adlerian & Jungian Therapy, My work is guided by the premise that each individual holds within them the capacity to understand and heal themselves. My role is to facilitate a connection to this capacity which allows my clients to feel more fulfilled & connected in life.
I am available for Teletherapy sessions throughout the state of Arizona. I use a variety of techniques & experiential methods to help my clients change their self-defeating patterns and access & process underlying emotional blocks. I tailor my work to meet individual needs drawing primarily from the theories of Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Therapy as well as Gestalt, Adlerian & Jungian Therapy, My work is guided by the premise that each individual holds within them the capacity to understand and heal themselves. My role is to facilitate a connection to this capacity which allows my clients to feel more fulfilled & connected in life.
(928) 237-5947 View (928) 237-5947
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Stacey Krueger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Hi, I'm Stacey K. a licensed/board-certified therapist specializing in women’s mental health utilizing a holistic wellness-focused perspective. I help women navigate stress and anxiety, find meaning, grieve, vent, invest in their well-being, stop putting themselves last, repair relationships, increase self-worth and confidence, navigate boundaries, and move away from harsh inner critics, perfectionism, and ‘people-pleasing.'
Hi, I'm Stacey K. a licensed/board-certified therapist specializing in women’s mental health utilizing a holistic wellness-focused perspective. I help women navigate stress and anxiety, find meaning, grieve, vent, invest in their well-being, stop putting themselves last, repair relationships, increase self-worth and confidence, navigate boundaries, and move away from harsh inner critics, perfectionism, and ‘people-pleasing.'
(602) 497-2940 View (602) 497-2940
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Raise Behavioral Health LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050
I am the best fit for a family who has children between the ages from birth to 24 years old. I offer support to families who are struggling with challenging behaviors from their children and adolescents in home or at school. I offer a unique systemic approach that includes parents in the treatment process that is not found in many other practices. This systemic approach is extremely affective and helps keep parents in the loop and helps families complete the treatment goal faster than other approaches. As I believe therapy for children should be brief and solution focused so they can get back to being a kid.
I am the best fit for a family who has children between the ages from birth to 24 years old. I offer support to families who are struggling with challenging behaviors from their children and adolescents in home or at school. I offer a unique systemic approach that includes parents in the treatment process that is not found in many other practices. This systemic approach is extremely affective and helps keep parents in the loop and helps families complete the treatment goal faster than other approaches. As I believe therapy for children should be brief and solution focused so they can get back to being a kid.
(480) 637-2310 View (480) 637-2310
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Sandra Naylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSIMC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050
As a Gerontologist, I specialize in issues regarding the aging process. I help older individuals and families adjust to life changes including adapting to retirement communities, assisted living or long-term care facilities, chronic illnesses, Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and terminal illnesses. Working collaboratively, I problem-solve with individuals and families who may be struggling with difficult life transitions. We work on addressing the emotional distress, anxiety and complicated family relationships surrounding helping aging loved ones, and facing challenges encountered in the decision-making process.
As a Gerontologist, I specialize in issues regarding the aging process. I help older individuals and families adjust to life changes including adapting to retirement communities, assisted living or long-term care facilities, chronic illnesses, Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and terminal illnesses. Working collaboratively, I problem-solve with individuals and families who may be struggling with difficult life transitions. We work on addressing the emotional distress, anxiety and complicated family relationships surrounding helping aging loved ones, and facing challenges encountered in the decision-making process.
(480) 360-4942 View (480) 360-4942

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85050

80+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 85050 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
77% Stress
76% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
59% BlueCross and BlueShield
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 85050 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
10% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85050?

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.