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Spark Inner Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Learn in a nurturing therapeutic environment, discover tools for self-development and gain pragmatic skills to enhance the fullness of your life. While the old age adage asks "glass half full or half empty?" my personal mantra is "why not change the size of the container so your glass is always full!" Perhaps you are experiencing a time when you are unable to move beyond your current level of awareness and/or seeing limited growth? It is with your full potential in mind that I choose to incorporate not only "talk therapy", but also integrative depth psychological practices such as dream work into the clinical setting.
Learn in a nurturing therapeutic environment, discover tools for self-development and gain pragmatic skills to enhance the fullness of your life. While the old age adage asks "glass half full or half empty?" my personal mantra is "why not change the size of the container so your glass is always full!" Perhaps you are experiencing a time when you are unable to move beyond your current level of awareness and/or seeing limited growth? It is with your full potential in mind that I choose to incorporate not only "talk therapy", but also integrative depth psychological practices such as dream work into the clinical setting.
(480) 613-2032 View (480) 613-2032
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Swenson's Mental Health Therapy
Counselor, LPC, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
Anxiety and depression can be terrifying emotionally and physically, and I don't want you to suffer from them anymore. Treatment of the whole person, taking into the account of mental and social factors rather than just the symptom can help to reduce anxiety. With patience and grace for yourself, you set the pace of therapeutic change, and I will provide the support and encouragement, truly listen and hold your spoken and unspoken words in a safe container, then help you safely accept your feelings in return. My hopes for you are to feel relief, to be supported and to find more happiness and peace in your life.
Anxiety and depression can be terrifying emotionally and physically, and I don't want you to suffer from them anymore. Treatment of the whole person, taking into the account of mental and social factors rather than just the symptom can help to reduce anxiety. With patience and grace for yourself, you set the pace of therapeutic change, and I will provide the support and encouragement, truly listen and hold your spoken and unspoken words in a safe container, then help you safely accept your feelings in return. My hopes for you are to feel relief, to be supported and to find more happiness and peace in your life.
(505) 927-6011 View (505) 927-6011
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Robin DiRoberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families as they navigate through various mental health presentations. I have been certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Clients are assessed, and with them, a unique, meaningful, and strength-based treatment plan is developed. Meeting clients where they are is the number one priority, and through the use of various therapeutic strategies and a healthy and positive therapeutic relationship, clients are encouraged to identify and work through that which prevents them from living an authentic, rewarding, and fulfilling life.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families as they navigate through various mental health presentations. I have been certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Clients are assessed, and with them, a unique, meaningful, and strength-based treatment plan is developed. Meeting clients where they are is the number one priority, and through the use of various therapeutic strategies and a healthy and positive therapeutic relationship, clients are encouraged to identify and work through that which prevents them from living an authentic, rewarding, and fulfilling life.
(480) 470-0789 View (480) 470-0789
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Existential Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
I use an integrated approach that allows for a spontaneous and creative interaction and exploration of your concerns and difficulties during our work together. My approach is grounded in fundamental therapeutic modalities that include Jungian psychology, existential analysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, logotherapy, family systems, and depth psychology. Our sessions may include reviewing dreams, tapping into creative aspects that have been dormant, discerning a path for navigating the practical issues in life, reconnecting to spirituality, and learning new skills and insights for managing interpersonal relationships.
I use an integrated approach that allows for a spontaneous and creative interaction and exploration of your concerns and difficulties during our work together. My approach is grounded in fundamental therapeutic modalities that include Jungian psychology, existential analysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, logotherapy, family systems, and depth psychology. Our sessions may include reviewing dreams, tapping into creative aspects that have been dormant, discerning a path for navigating the practical issues in life, reconnecting to spirituality, and learning new skills and insights for managing interpersonal relationships.
(602) 698-9515 View (602) 698-9515
Richard Zelhof
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
I have been fortunate to be asked by people of all backgrounds and ages to work with them in psychotherapy. For some people, there is an urgent need to tell someone they trust about their untold conflicts and fears, as well as their aspirations. For others, psychotherapy is a necessary vehicle to re-establish and/or maintain inner peace and stability. Psychotherapy begins with a clear understanding of what is most important to that person and helping them achieve it.
I have been fortunate to be asked by people of all backgrounds and ages to work with them in psychotherapy. For some people, there is an urgent need to tell someone they trust about their untold conflicts and fears, as well as their aspirations. For others, psychotherapy is a necessary vehicle to re-establish and/or maintain inner peace and stability. Psychotherapy begins with a clear understanding of what is most important to that person and helping them achieve it.
(623) 304-5963 View (623) 304-5963
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Bamboo Center for Grief, Growth, & Well-being
Psychologist, Psy, D, DO
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
You aren't living up to your own ideal. You need things to be better - less stressful & overwhelming, more fulfilling & meaningful - but you're not sure how. You're ready to heal what's wounded & create the life that you envision for yourself with the support of a high level provider. Your wellness journey needs to consider you as a holistic person with services that address well-being across psychological, professional, health, social, spiritual & environmental domains. Our holistic & integrative psychology and psychiatry services are client-specific with emphasis on helping you feel your best as quickly and naturally as possible.
You aren't living up to your own ideal. You need things to be better - less stressful & overwhelming, more fulfilling & meaningful - but you're not sure how. You're ready to heal what's wounded & create the life that you envision for yourself with the support of a high level provider. Your wellness journey needs to consider you as a holistic person with services that address well-being across psychological, professional, health, social, spiritual & environmental domains. Our holistic & integrative psychology and psychiatry services are client-specific with emphasis on helping you feel your best as quickly and naturally as possible.
(480) 382-3953 View (480) 382-3953
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Dr. Mara Richman
PhD, MA, Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
My goal in therapy is to provide a safe space to my clients to feel heard and understood. It's hard in everyday life (college, grad school, jobs, family, anxiety) to overcome the challenges that our mind creates. I hope to help clients work through the issues that comes with being human and living in today's society. I offer a warm, safe, nonjudgemental space for my clients to be their authentic selves.
My goal in therapy is to provide a safe space to my clients to feel heard and understood. It's hard in everyday life (college, grad school, jobs, family, anxiety) to overcome the challenges that our mind creates. I hope to help clients work through the issues that comes with being human and living in today's society. I offer a warm, safe, nonjudgemental space for my clients to be their authentic selves.
(480) 418-4835 View (480) 418-4835
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Emily Rosenbloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
I know just how much feeling consumed by anxiety & trauma can disrupt your quality of life. Whether you're a mom who desperately needs uninterrupted time to process trauma, a college student with debilitating Anxiety, or you have a child who needs help navigating their emotions, I'm here to help. My mission is to provide a warm, safe environment where you can feel empowered to confront your fears and start feeling better. With the right support and guidance, you can rediscover strategies to manage anxiety effectively. Remember, you are not alone in this journey, and there is hope for a brighter, more peaceful future ahead.
I know just how much feeling consumed by anxiety & trauma can disrupt your quality of life. Whether you're a mom who desperately needs uninterrupted time to process trauma, a college student with debilitating Anxiety, or you have a child who needs help navigating their emotions, I'm here to help. My mission is to provide a warm, safe environment where you can feel empowered to confront your fears and start feeling better. With the right support and guidance, you can rediscover strategies to manage anxiety effectively. Remember, you are not alone in this journey, and there is hope for a brighter, more peaceful future ahead.
(773) 717-2502 View (773) 717-2502
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Lora Plohal
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Do you feel alone and that no one understands you or your struggles? Do you find managing the stress of daily life and relationships challenging because of anxiety, trauma, depression, or OCD? Are you losing sleep, struggling with low self-esteem or stuck in a pattern of overthinking or doubting your decisions? If searching for a therapist for yourself or your child feels overwhelming, let me help make it easier. Just reach out. I am happy to help, and will answer any questions you may have about therapy or my practice.
Do you feel alone and that no one understands you or your struggles? Do you find managing the stress of daily life and relationships challenging because of anxiety, trauma, depression, or OCD? Are you losing sleep, struggling with low self-esteem or stuck in a pattern of overthinking or doubting your decisions? If searching for a therapist for yourself or your child feels overwhelming, let me help make it easier. Just reach out. I am happy to help, and will answer any questions you may have about therapy or my practice.
(480) 808-0871 View (480) 808-0871
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Dr. Nathan Hale
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
(602) 975-3525 View (602) 975-3525
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Kristine Marie Hendricks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Welcome - Take a slow deep breath and know the steps you are taking to seek help take incredible courage. I am continually humbled and honored to be invited into the private lives of brave men and women like you seeking help for personal and relationship needs. I work diligently to understand your unique situation while creating a safe place for healing to begin. Personal relationships can bring us to the highest of highs or the the lowest of lows. I whole heartedly believe it is possible to have more joy, peace and love in your life.
Welcome - Take a slow deep breath and know the steps you are taking to seek help take incredible courage. I am continually humbled and honored to be invited into the private lives of brave men and women like you seeking help for personal and relationship needs. I work diligently to understand your unique situation while creating a safe place for healing to begin. Personal relationships can bring us to the highest of highs or the the lowest of lows. I whole heartedly believe it is possible to have more joy, peace and love in your life.
(480) 418-6319 View (480) 418-6319
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Nicole Frost (North Phoenix)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Therapy takes courage. Every time a client walks in my door whether it's for an initial consultation or after a year of weekly sessions, I have great respect for them. My goal is to meet you where you are and help you move in the direction you want to go, providing support and insight along the way. If you are searching for a solution and have the tiniest motivation to change, I commit to helping you increase the quality of your life. By identifying current life stressors and dysfunction, we will explore the impact on your relationship with self and others.
Therapy takes courage. Every time a client walks in my door whether it's for an initial consultation or after a year of weekly sessions, I have great respect for them. My goal is to meet you where you are and help you move in the direction you want to go, providing support and insight along the way. If you are searching for a solution and have the tiniest motivation to change, I commit to helping you increase the quality of your life. By identifying current life stressors and dysfunction, we will explore the impact on your relationship with self and others.
(520) 842-0474 View (520) 842-0474
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Daniela R. Roher
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With over 30 years experience in individual and couple psychotherapy, I learned to tailor my treatment to the SPECIFIC needs of each person or couple. I help patients identify dynamics that hold them back and keep them isolated and unfulfilled. With couples, I identify deep core issues that maintain disconnection and conflict, leading to improved understanding, empathy and renewed love for each other. Changes brought about by this treatment are not meant to be temporary but long lasting as people learn skills and make use of tools that will continue to be available to them well after treatment is over.
With over 30 years experience in individual and couple psychotherapy, I learned to tailor my treatment to the SPECIFIC needs of each person or couple. I help patients identify dynamics that hold them back and keep them isolated and unfulfilled. With couples, I identify deep core issues that maintain disconnection and conflict, leading to improved understanding, empathy and renewed love for each other. Changes brought about by this treatment are not meant to be temporary but long lasting as people learn skills and make use of tools that will continue to be available to them well after treatment is over.
(480) 685-5606 View (480) 685-5606
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Susan K Beastall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
As a marriage and family therapist I work with families to decrease chaos and create a more loving and understanding environment. This can be done with individuals, couples or families. My work centers on behavioral modification as well as cognitive restructuring. I am also a personal coach and provide career and management skill development for individuals and managerial staff. I have presented numerous workshops on motivational leadership, responsibility and integrity in today's workplace, time and stress management and transitions in life as well as in the job market.
As a marriage and family therapist I work with families to decrease chaos and create a more loving and understanding environment. This can be done with individuals, couples or families. My work centers on behavioral modification as well as cognitive restructuring. I am also a personal coach and provide career and management skill development for individuals and managerial staff. I have presented numerous workshops on motivational leadership, responsibility and integrity in today's workplace, time and stress management and transitions in life as well as in the job market.
(602) 492-5876 View (602) 492-5876
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Gena Kohner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you are here. The decision to start therapy isn't always an easy one, and you’ve already accomplished one of the hardest parts: starting the process. The process of finding a therapist can also be a bit overwhelming, and finding someone that is a good match for you is essential to your success. Naturally, you may feel a little nervous or uncertain at first, and that is okay! I am here to answer any of your questions and make the process less intimidating. I truly enjoy getting to know my clients and developing a genuine relationship with each one.
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you are here. The decision to start therapy isn't always an easy one, and you’ve already accomplished one of the hardest parts: starting the process. The process of finding a therapist can also be a bit overwhelming, and finding someone that is a good match for you is essential to your success. Naturally, you may feel a little nervous or uncertain at first, and that is okay! I am here to answer any of your questions and make the process less intimidating. I truly enjoy getting to know my clients and developing a genuine relationship with each one.
(602) 492-6921 View (602) 492-6921
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Nicole Sbordone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
We all go through difficult times in our life. We can feel overwhelmed and completely stuck. My goal as your therapist is to allow you to express your feelings in a non-judgmental and safe space, as well as provide you with skills to improve your overall quality of life. I work with adolescents, adults, as well as couples and families. My specialties include: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, as well as pregnancy loss and miscarriage. Please see below for a full list.
We all go through difficult times in our life. We can feel overwhelmed and completely stuck. My goal as your therapist is to allow you to express your feelings in a non-judgmental and safe space, as well as provide you with skills to improve your overall quality of life. I work with adolescents, adults, as well as couples and families. My specialties include: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, as well as pregnancy loss and miscarriage. Please see below for a full list.
(781) 789-9085 View (781) 789-9085
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Cynthia Hauser Carrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Waitlist for new clients
Effective therapy can change everything. Through effective cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and EMDR we work together to change your mind to change your life. I also offer groups that provide education about weight gain, mental health, and solutions to finding your own unique fitness program. I believe in strong, effective therapy. No one should live with anxiety, depression, unhealthy coping skills, or prolonged difficulties in the aftermath of trauma. I have had success working with weight loss issues, severe trauma, PTSD, gender transition, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. We work together to find solutions.
Effective therapy can change everything. Through effective cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and EMDR we work together to change your mind to change your life. I also offer groups that provide education about weight gain, mental health, and solutions to finding your own unique fitness program. I believe in strong, effective therapy. No one should live with anxiety, depression, unhealthy coping skills, or prolonged difficulties in the aftermath of trauma. I have had success working with weight loss issues, severe trauma, PTSD, gender transition, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. We work together to find solutions.
(480) 568-3543 View (480) 568-3543
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Vanessa Berens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Feeling depressed, anxious, or "stuck" in a certain pattern of thoughts and behaviors that you find troubling or worrisome? I believe change is possible with a supportive working alliance to create new ways of coping and thinking to manage the stress in your life. I offer a safe, warm, yet challenging environment to help heal from the past and transition to the future. Psychotherapy enables people to overcome negative, repetitive patterns and make meaningful changes in their lives. I help people become better versions of themselves.
Feeling depressed, anxious, or "stuck" in a certain pattern of thoughts and behaviors that you find troubling or worrisome? I believe change is possible with a supportive working alliance to create new ways of coping and thinking to manage the stress in your life. I offer a safe, warm, yet challenging environment to help heal from the past and transition to the future. Psychotherapy enables people to overcome negative, repetitive patterns and make meaningful changes in their lives. I help people become better versions of themselves.
(602) 459-9701 View (602) 459-9701
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Marbi Gallaway
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
I work with Individuals and Couples addressing Substance Abuse, Sex Addiction, Eating disorders, Depression, anxiety and Codependency. I believe in addressing core Trauma work when present. Trauma resolution is a specialty of mine, I have extensive training in this complex area of Therapy. I also work with anxiety, depression and Couples issues. I offer Individual Counseling, Customized Intensive Workshop's and hold a long standing Women's group. The group holds eight women and has been ongoing for several years. If you are interested in group therapy contact me for an assessment.
I work with Individuals and Couples addressing Substance Abuse, Sex Addiction, Eating disorders, Depression, anxiety and Codependency. I believe in addressing core Trauma work when present. Trauma resolution is a specialty of mine, I have extensive training in this complex area of Therapy. I also work with anxiety, depression and Couples issues. I offer Individual Counseling, Customized Intensive Workshop's and hold a long standing Women's group. The group holds eight women and has been ongoing for several years. If you are interested in group therapy contact me for an assessment.
(480) 409-2381 View (480) 409-2381
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Joyce M Brimhall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
What is your view of aging? Do you see yourself older or younger than you feel? Is growing older merely a number or attitude? Do you wonder, "what have I done with my life?" A positive outlook can enhance the quality of life but sometimes that is just not enough. Growing older presents many challenges: physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and cognitively. An integrated approach to improving quality of life is our approach. With you, we can address concerns about facing loss, changing relationships, dealing with adult sons and daughters, and/or reviewing life events that have affected your current mood and emotions.
What is your view of aging? Do you see yourself older or younger than you feel? Is growing older merely a number or attitude? Do you wonder, "what have I done with my life?" A positive outlook can enhance the quality of life but sometimes that is just not enough. Growing older presents many challenges: physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and cognitively. An integrated approach to improving quality of life is our approach. With you, we can address concerns about facing loss, changing relationships, dealing with adult sons and daughters, and/or reviewing life events that have affected your current mood and emotions.
(480) 405-5569 View (480) 405-5569

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85262

70+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 85262 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
77% Relationship Issues
77% Depression
74% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Grief
61% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
51% Other
43% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 85262 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85262?

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.