Therapists in 85284

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Kim Watkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284
My name is Kim Watkins. I hold a Specialist in Education degree in Community Counseling and have been a therapist for 11+ years. Through my experience in community mental health, substance abuse, and private practice, I believe we all do the best we can with the knowledge and skills that we have. When navigating life’s challenges becomes difficult, counseling can help. I utilize a combination of modalities to assist clients in developing skills to manage depression, anxiety, trauma, and an array of other mental health concerns, while improving problem solving and communication skills. Reach out to start your progress today.
My name is Kim Watkins. I hold a Specialist in Education degree in Community Counseling and have been a therapist for 11+ years. Through my experience in community mental health, substance abuse, and private practice, I believe we all do the best we can with the knowledge and skills that we have. When navigating life’s challenges becomes difficult, counseling can help. I utilize a combination of modalities to assist clients in developing skills to manage depression, anxiety, trauma, and an array of other mental health concerns, while improving problem solving and communication skills. Reach out to start your progress today.
(480) 660-0710 View (480) 660-0710
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Amy Burnside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284
I want to help you embrace your personal story and live your life in a way that is fulfilling and connected to your personal values. I believe that through increased awareness & acceptance of who you are we can identify behavioral, thought, or emotional patterns that are keeping you stuck. I strive to help clients balance their emotional, psychological, & physical health. Together we can improve your communication skills, decrease emotional reactivity, improve self-esteem & break down internal barriers that prevent you from fully living. I have a down to earth and compassionate style and will help you identify your innate strengths.
I want to help you embrace your personal story and live your life in a way that is fulfilling and connected to your personal values. I believe that through increased awareness & acceptance of who you are we can identify behavioral, thought, or emotional patterns that are keeping you stuck. I strive to help clients balance their emotional, psychological, & physical health. Together we can improve your communication skills, decrease emotional reactivity, improve self-esteem & break down internal barriers that prevent you from fully living. I have a down to earth and compassionate style and will help you identify your innate strengths.
(480) 351-5184 View (480) 351-5184
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Christina Kafalas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling lost or unsure of yourself? Do you feel like you’re drifting through life with little meaning or purpose? I specialize in working with people who want to improve their self-esteem and sense of self. I offer an affirming space for people who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and polyamory/ethical non-monogamy community. I specialize in working with children and families and provide quality care for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, social challenges, and identity issues. I’m also fluent in American Sign Language and can incorporate it into therapy sessions.
Have you been feeling lost or unsure of yourself? Do you feel like you’re drifting through life with little meaning or purpose? I specialize in working with people who want to improve their self-esteem and sense of self. I offer an affirming space for people who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and polyamory/ethical non-monogamy community. I specialize in working with children and families and provide quality care for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, social challenges, and identity issues. I’m also fluent in American Sign Language and can incorporate it into therapy sessions.
(602) 362-6739 View (602) 362-6739
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Stephanie Withrow
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284
Do you barely remember life before the guilt? Find out how to be free and happy with who you are! Are you a woman exhausted from trying to managing what people think of you? Are you hiding how you feel or something you have done? Are you having an affair? Drinking again? Have you had an abortion and it still keeps you up at night? Are you jealous of your step-children? Resent your partner? Have everything and are still unhappy? Maybe you feel the secret is more than anyone could accept. So scared or trapped you can hardly breathe?
Do you barely remember life before the guilt? Find out how to be free and happy with who you are! Are you a woman exhausted from trying to managing what people think of you? Are you hiding how you feel or something you have done? Are you having an affair? Drinking again? Have you had an abortion and it still keeps you up at night? Are you jealous of your step-children? Resent your partner? Have everything and are still unhappy? Maybe you feel the secret is more than anyone could accept. So scared or trapped you can hardly breathe?
(520) 549-3097 View (520) 549-3097
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Shelly L Schultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284  (Online Only)
NOW Accepting New Clients! We have 15+ open spots this coming week. My Name is Shelly Schultz, I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I own and operate Kona Counseling. I'm very proud and excited about the services we're able to provide in Arizona. We currently have 14 therapists with diverse backgrounds and various specialties that can meet almost anyone's needs. We have therapists that work with toddlers, children, teens, and adults. We also offer individual, couples, and family therapy.
NOW Accepting New Clients! We have 15+ open spots this coming week. My Name is Shelly Schultz, I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I own and operate Kona Counseling. I'm very proud and excited about the services we're able to provide in Arizona. We currently have 14 therapists with diverse backgrounds and various specialties that can meet almost anyone's needs. We have therapists that work with toddlers, children, teens, and adults. We also offer individual, couples, and family therapy.
(520) 200-8160 View (520) 200-8160
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Compassion Centered Therapy for Women
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284
I love working with women (ages 25 +) who want to move beyond trauma, anxiety, narcissistic abuse (parent/authoritarian only-not romantic relationships) and love working with women who have children or adult children with exceptional needs. I believe that with effort, consistency and the right tools, people can not just survive but thrive. I am licensed in both California and Arizona. I am a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy teacher, having completed extensive training at Oxford University England. I have been a therapist for over 35 years and I have trained in many modalities.
I love working with women (ages 25 +) who want to move beyond trauma, anxiety, narcissistic abuse (parent/authoritarian only-not romantic relationships) and love working with women who have children or adult children with exceptional needs. I believe that with effort, consistency and the right tools, people can not just survive but thrive. I am licensed in both California and Arizona. I am a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy teacher, having completed extensive training at Oxford University England. I have been a therapist for over 35 years and I have trained in many modalities.
(480) 573-9199 View (480) 573-9199
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Amy Hall Leiferman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CN, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284
Many people are hesitant to get started with therapy because their problems, or even the process of therapy, seems too overwhelming. But what if we could make it feel more manageable and positive from the start? Because anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and other mental health struggles alter body and brain chemistry, there are many ways to feel better sooner while also working on longer-term goals. Using a combination of therapy modalities including EMDR and somatic processing, you can reset your nervous system to feel calmer and more motivated to conquer underlying issues and maladaptive ways of coping with your life.
Many people are hesitant to get started with therapy because their problems, or even the process of therapy, seems too overwhelming. But what if we could make it feel more manageable and positive from the start? Because anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and other mental health struggles alter body and brain chemistry, there are many ways to feel better sooner while also working on longer-term goals. Using a combination of therapy modalities including EMDR and somatic processing, you can reset your nervous system to feel calmer and more motivated to conquer underlying issues and maladaptive ways of coping with your life.
(602) 806-1425 View (602) 806-1425
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Robin Goldstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284
Choosing to seek therapy can be a difficult and stressful decision, one that takes a lot of personal strength and courage. It's my goal to create a therapeutic environment that feels comfortable and safe for my clients. I work with clients to address their specific needs and identified goals. I understand that each client's personal journey is unique, therefore, my approach is tailored to fit each individuals specific needs. My therapeutic style is direct but supportive. Ultimately, my goal is to assist clients with achieving personal growth and increased happiness. EMDR therapy, individual counseling and couples counseling.
Choosing to seek therapy can be a difficult and stressful decision, one that takes a lot of personal strength and courage. It's my goal to create a therapeutic environment that feels comfortable and safe for my clients. I work with clients to address their specific needs and identified goals. I understand that each client's personal journey is unique, therefore, my approach is tailored to fit each individuals specific needs. My therapeutic style is direct but supportive. Ultimately, my goal is to assist clients with achieving personal growth and increased happiness. EMDR therapy, individual counseling and couples counseling.
(480) 470-9534 View (480) 470-9534
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Lori Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS, 500-CYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284
Welcome to an Empowerment Journey. I am a holistic oriented psychotherapist who loves working with motivated individuals to move from a place of stress and unhealthy coping strategies (eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, body image disturbance, perfectionism, codependency, etc) toward a more loving connection with self-body acceptance, relationships, and thriving strategies. My passionate approach fosters an inner ability for healing by focusing on awareness and action change. The foundation I utilize is "client centered" using an eclectic eye for which tools/methods would be most helpful for each client in psychotherapy sessions.
Welcome to an Empowerment Journey. I am a holistic oriented psychotherapist who loves working with motivated individuals to move from a place of stress and unhealthy coping strategies (eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, body image disturbance, perfectionism, codependency, etc) toward a more loving connection with self-body acceptance, relationships, and thriving strategies. My passionate approach fosters an inner ability for healing by focusing on awareness and action change. The foundation I utilize is "client centered" using an eclectic eye for which tools/methods would be most helpful for each client in psychotherapy sessions.
(520) 666-6848 View (520) 666-6848
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Kathleen McCauley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISAC, CHT
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284
With a background in crisis, residential & psychiatric treatment centers; I help individuals who feel stuck and powerless in their lives. Whether this manifests as addiction, anxiety, low self esteem & confidence, insomnia, poor health, over-stressed, feeling unfulfilled in relationships, unexplained infertility, wanting more out of life but not sure how to get there; you have the power to change it and I will guide you through the transformation. I utilize an integrated mind/body/spirit approach. I can help you reach your goals & live a fulfilled life because it is available to you & you are worth it!
With a background in crisis, residential & psychiatric treatment centers; I help individuals who feel stuck and powerless in their lives. Whether this manifests as addiction, anxiety, low self esteem & confidence, insomnia, poor health, over-stressed, feeling unfulfilled in relationships, unexplained infertility, wanting more out of life but not sure how to get there; you have the power to change it and I will guide you through the transformation. I utilize an integrated mind/body/spirit approach. I can help you reach your goals & live a fulfilled life because it is available to you & you are worth it!
(520) 231-2893 View (520) 231-2893
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Meggan Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284  (Online Only)
Do you want more out of your life? Are you ready to explore the various possibilities so you can experience and live the best version of yourself? Whether you are new or returning to therapy, I commit to supporting and encouraging your holistic change and growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over15 years experience in various clinical settings. As we work together you will experience a supportive, nurturing, non-judgmental environment.
Do you want more out of your life? Are you ready to explore the various possibilities so you can experience and live the best version of yourself? Whether you are new or returning to therapy, I commit to supporting and encouraging your holistic change and growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over15 years experience in various clinical settings. As we work together you will experience a supportive, nurturing, non-judgmental environment.
(520) 492-0297 View (520) 492-0297
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Anthony Gene Chase Thornton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Anthony a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Arizona with more than 10 years of practice in the mental and behavioral health field. I'm currently seeing clients part-time as I continue my education as a PhD student at Arizona State University. I have much experience working with individuals, couples and families; providing client centered care in both residential and outpatient settings. In the wise words of Bill Withers "We all need somebody to lean on". Although a bit before my time, this catchy song presents a cross generational truth that resonates with us all at some point in our lives.
Hi, I'm Anthony a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Arizona with more than 10 years of practice in the mental and behavioral health field. I'm currently seeing clients part-time as I continue my education as a PhD student at Arizona State University. I have much experience working with individuals, couples and families; providing client centered care in both residential and outpatient settings. In the wise words of Bill Withers "We all need somebody to lean on". Although a bit before my time, this catchy song presents a cross generational truth that resonates with us all at some point in our lives.
(480) 613-8703 View (480) 613-8703
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Judy Green
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
5 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284  (Online Only)
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Judy specializes in treating adult women who suffer from PTSD, childhood abuse, postpartum depression, stress, and grief/loss. During the counseling process, clients will explore and reframe negative beliefs, build coping skills, reprocess trauma, develop mindfulness, learn to prioritize themselves, improve boundaries, and boost confidence.
Judy specializes in treating adult women who suffer from PTSD, childhood abuse, postpartum depression, stress, and grief/loss. During the counseling process, clients will explore and reframe negative beliefs, build coping skills, reprocess trauma, develop mindfulness, learn to prioritize themselves, improve boundaries, and boost confidence.
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Stacy K Sledge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284
In this fast-paced world, many life challenges are at times more than one can handle. Whether it is processing past trauma or learning new strategies for coping with current stressors, you are taking the difficult first step. As a therapist of 20 years, I am committed to providing quality therapy to meet your needs with a personalized, solution-focused approach. I have twenty years of experience working with a variety of individuals, couples, and families of all ages. I also provide EMDR, a specialized type of trauma therapy. If you would like to know more about how we can work together, I look forward to connecting with you.
In this fast-paced world, many life challenges are at times more than one can handle. Whether it is processing past trauma or learning new strategies for coping with current stressors, you are taking the difficult first step. As a therapist of 20 years, I am committed to providing quality therapy to meet your needs with a personalized, solution-focused approach. I have twenty years of experience working with a variety of individuals, couples, and families of all ages. I also provide EMDR, a specialized type of trauma therapy. If you would like to know more about how we can work together, I look forward to connecting with you.
(480) 470-1456 View (480) 470-1456
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Arizona Psychology Clinic; Dr Shalini Wahi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284
The Arizona Psychology Clinic offers Neuropsychological and Psychological Testing Services for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Gifted IQ, Twice Exceptional and Personality Issues. Additionally, testing for accommodations on Standardized Tests such as the SAT, ACT and GRE is also offered. Testing protocols for receiving accommodations within school and college settings are a focus of the practice as well.
The Arizona Psychology Clinic offers Neuropsychological and Psychological Testing Services for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Gifted IQ, Twice Exceptional and Personality Issues. Additionally, testing for accommodations on Standardized Tests such as the SAT, ACT and GRE is also offered. Testing protocols for receiving accommodations within school and college settings are a focus of the practice as well.
(480) 789-9934 View (480) 789-9934
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Lora Smitham
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284
I feel fortunate to walk alongside my clients as they strive for recovery. I enjoy working with clients struggling with a multitude of concerns. In particular, I enjoy helping clients struggling with anorexia, binge eating disorder, couple distress, anxiety/OCD, depression, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, and trauma reach their potential. My experience with these populations is extensive as is my commitment to providing my clients with research supported treatment. I also thoroughly enjoy clients navigating life transitions. Be it changes in work or school, the family, or something else, transitions are full of potential growth!
I feel fortunate to walk alongside my clients as they strive for recovery. I enjoy working with clients struggling with a multitude of concerns. In particular, I enjoy helping clients struggling with anorexia, binge eating disorder, couple distress, anxiety/OCD, depression, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, and trauma reach their potential. My experience with these populations is extensive as is my commitment to providing my clients with research supported treatment. I also thoroughly enjoy clients navigating life transitions. Be it changes in work or school, the family, or something else, transitions are full of potential growth!
(480) 405-0224 View (480) 405-0224
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Debby Rabino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284  (Online Only)
My name is Debby Rabino and I hold a Master’s in Counseling and a Professional License for the State of Arizona. I am also affiliated with The National Board of Certified Counselors. I have 25 years experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and geriatrics. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and a Solutions-Focused approach to therapy. I am aware that each person, as well as situation is unique, so I tailor therapy to meet your needs. I look forward to working with you in helping you meet your therapy goals.
My name is Debby Rabino and I hold a Master’s in Counseling and a Professional License for the State of Arizona. I am also affiliated with The National Board of Certified Counselors. I have 25 years experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and geriatrics. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and a Solutions-Focused approach to therapy. I am aware that each person, as well as situation is unique, so I tailor therapy to meet your needs. I look forward to working with you in helping you meet your therapy goals.
(480) 508-8277 View (480) 508-8277
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Veronica Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284  (Online Only)
I believe "you are what you always needed". My goal is to hold space for clients to examine underlying reasons for anxiety or depression. I guide clients in addressing their unmet needs, tap into their inner wisdom, and to learn adaptive skills. I encourage clients to identify how self-love and authenticity shows up in their decision-making and how it contributes to emotional relief.
I believe "you are what you always needed". My goal is to hold space for clients to examine underlying reasons for anxiety or depression. I guide clients in addressing their unmet needs, tap into their inner wisdom, and to learn adaptive skills. I encourage clients to identify how self-love and authenticity shows up in their decision-making and how it contributes to emotional relief.
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Ana Liza Cisneros Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284
My focus in training and practice has been in treating children who have experienced trauma, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues at home and school, major life transitions, and working with the parents of the children I support. I also provide treatment for adults who have experienced trauma and am trained in providing treatment based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Seeking Safety (trauma based treatment).
My focus in training and practice has been in treating children who have experienced trauma, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues at home and school, major life transitions, and working with the parents of the children I support. I also provide treatment for adults who have experienced trauma and am trained in providing treatment based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Seeking Safety (trauma based treatment).
(520) 689-4902 View (520) 689-4902
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Teri Ehlers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284  (Online Only)
Parenting doesn't come naturally to all of us, and that is OK! Are you finding yourself filled with fear? Or thinking you are not a good parent? If you answered yes, you are not alone! One in 6 moms describe symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety and 1 in 10 Dads. When I was a new Mom I experienced PPD without available resources. This is not true for today! I want to share tools to help you thrive during this important time. The skills you aquire will help you today and throughout your life.
Parenting doesn't come naturally to all of us, and that is OK! Are you finding yourself filled with fear? Or thinking you are not a good parent? If you answered yes, you are not alone! One in 6 moms describe symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety and 1 in 10 Dads. When I was a new Mom I experienced PPD without available resources. This is not true for today! I want to share tools to help you thrive during this important time. The skills you aquire will help you today and throughout your life.
(480) 470-3796 View (480) 470-3796

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Number of Therapists in 85284

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 85284 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
82% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
73% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85284 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85284?

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.