Therapists in 85323

Photo of Viridiana Zendejas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85323, AZ
Viridiana Zendejas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, AZ 85323  (Online Only)
¿Hola, que tal? I hope you realize what an incredible step you’re taking towards healing and self-discovery. As an immigrant or the child of immigrant parents, childhood may have come with responsibilities you did not ask for. Although these expectations provide great skills, they also come with challenges like continuing to feel responsible for family’s wellbeing, struggles with balancing family’s expectations of you and your actual preferences, feeling like you don’t always belong in spaces, making sense of mixed emotions like gratitude for family sacrifices while also feeling upset with what you and/or family had to go through.
¿Hola, que tal? I hope you realize what an incredible step you’re taking towards healing and self-discovery. As an immigrant or the child of immigrant parents, childhood may have come with responsibilities you did not ask for. Although these expectations provide great skills, they also come with challenges like continuing to feel responsible for family’s wellbeing, struggles with balancing family’s expectations of you and your actual preferences, feeling like you don’t always belong in spaces, making sense of mixed emotions like gratitude for family sacrifices while also feeling upset with what you and/or family had to go through.
(623) 263-2442 View (623) 263-2442
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Floriann Blackhorse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, AZ 85323  (Online Only)
Providing therapy to individuals who are struggling as a result of current stressors they are experiencing, substance abuse issues, unresolved trauma or any other things that are causing you to feel stuck. The pandemic has presented a whole myriad of issues that has also tested many people and possibly surfaced issues that people didn't realize existed. Whatever the issue, therapy is a good start to begin finding ways of coping and processing to begin to heal and move forward. The goal of therapy is to begin a process of change that you can continue on your own.
Providing therapy to individuals who are struggling as a result of current stressors they are experiencing, substance abuse issues, unresolved trauma or any other things that are causing you to feel stuck. The pandemic has presented a whole myriad of issues that has also tested many people and possibly surfaced issues that people didn't realize existed. Whatever the issue, therapy is a good start to begin finding ways of coping and processing to begin to heal and move forward. The goal of therapy is to begin a process of change that you can continue on your own.
(623) 281-2077 View (623) 281-2077
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Joel Tyler Whiteside
Counselor, MSPC, LPC, CBCC
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
Your restoration journey starts here. I'm Joel Whiteside, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) dedicated to helping individuals navigate the intricate path of personal healing and growth. With a passion for fostering resilience and empowering my clients, I strive to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore, understand, and transform your life. I approach each client with genuine compassion and empathy, creating a space where you feel heard and understood. I believe in addressing the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. We will work together towards your goals, work through the struggles, and celebrate the wins.
Your restoration journey starts here. I'm Joel Whiteside, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) dedicated to helping individuals navigate the intricate path of personal healing and growth. With a passion for fostering resilience and empowering my clients, I strive to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore, understand, and transform your life. I approach each client with genuine compassion and empathy, creating a space where you feel heard and understood. I believe in addressing the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. We will work together towards your goals, work through the struggles, and celebrate the wins.
(623) 267-9783 View (623) 267-9783
Photo of Nayeli Duncan, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85323, AZ
Nayeli Duncan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, AZ 85323  (Online Only)
Are you noticing yourself being consumed by anxious thoughts? Are you finding it difficult to live your best life in the present moment, and catching yourself drifting off? It’s ok. Many of us do, especially in this day and age where there are a million-and-one things pulling us in different directions. From your tasks at work or home, in relationships, and/or with family, anxiety may be interfering. Or perhaps you are noticing resurfaced trauma that is aiding in your inability to have meaningful relationships resulting in isolation and misunderstood pain.
Are you noticing yourself being consumed by anxious thoughts? Are you finding it difficult to live your best life in the present moment, and catching yourself drifting off? It’s ok. Many of us do, especially in this day and age where there are a million-and-one things pulling us in different directions. From your tasks at work or home, in relationships, and/or with family, anxiety may be interfering. Or perhaps you are noticing resurfaced trauma that is aiding in your inability to have meaningful relationships resulting in isolation and misunderstood pain.
(623) 252-0763 View (623) 252-0763
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Courtney Jackson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
I am passionate about helping people become a better version of themselves by offering a safe environment that allows them the possibility to explore their own healing. My goal as a therapist is to provide empathy and guidance to help you navigate through life's obstacles. I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University and I have over 18 years experience working with children , neurodiverse population ,and adults suffering from mental health issues such as, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, family issues, and behavioral concerns.
I am passionate about helping people become a better version of themselves by offering a safe environment that allows them the possibility to explore their own healing. My goal as a therapist is to provide empathy and guidance to help you navigate through life's obstacles. I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University and I have over 18 years experience working with children , neurodiverse population ,and adults suffering from mental health issues such as, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, family issues, and behavioral concerns.
(623) 281-2078 View (623) 281-2078
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Ruxandra LeMay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
Are you struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, or just too much stress? Is depression settling in and stealing your energy and joy? Or is your relationship at a crossroad? Feeling stuck and lost without some better tools to communicate and connect with your partner? Tired of seeing everyone else's happy couple update on Facebook and wondering if you are the only one in a crappy relationship? Or are you the parent of an ADHD child while struggling to manage your own ADHD symptoms or your partner's? Or are you a leader or an entrepreneur in a high-pressure work environment wearing many hats and always on the go?
Are you struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, or just too much stress? Is depression settling in and stealing your energy and joy? Or is your relationship at a crossroad? Feeling stuck and lost without some better tools to communicate and connect with your partner? Tired of seeing everyone else's happy couple update on Facebook and wondering if you are the only one in a crappy relationship? Or are you the parent of an ADHD child while struggling to manage your own ADHD symptoms or your partner's? Or are you a leader or an entrepreneur in a high-pressure work environment wearing many hats and always on the go?
(623) 469-6409 View (623) 469-6409
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Dawn Marie Bellingham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAPC, LPC, CSAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Avondale, AZ 85323
Welcome to Grace & Gratitude Counseling, PLLC. My desire is that you will find hope and healing throughout your journey. I have been working in the mental health and addiction field for 15 years. Additionally, I have worked in the education field for over 20 years. My expertise includes working in the areas of Christian counseling, trauma work, experiential therapy, mental health, relationships, family, and addiction. I also have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults. I spent time at the junior high and high school level teaching English, working as a guidance counselor, and as a social worker.
Welcome to Grace & Gratitude Counseling, PLLC. My desire is that you will find hope and healing throughout your journey. I have been working in the mental health and addiction field for 15 years. Additionally, I have worked in the education field for over 20 years. My expertise includes working in the areas of Christian counseling, trauma work, experiential therapy, mental health, relationships, family, and addiction. I also have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults. I spent time at the junior high and high school level teaching English, working as a guidance counselor, and as a social worker.
(602) 497-0121 View (602) 497-0121
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Stacey Baughman
Counselor, MAPC, LPC, NCC, CSAT, SEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Avondale, AZ 85323
Stacey is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with training by Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Stefanie Carnes and Dr. Ken Adams, Dr. Claudia Black and Pia Mellody. Ms. Baughman has worked for the past seven years as the sex addition therapist at The Meadows, a world-renown inpatient treatment facility, assisting clients to discuss their trauma and addiction (process and substance) issues. Typically addicts will use sex as a way to belong, gain acceptance, approval from others, avoid stress, anxiety, and depression. Addiction also serves as a coping mechanism to medicate old wounds, emotions, and distorts reality.
Stacey is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with training by Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Stefanie Carnes and Dr. Ken Adams, Dr. Claudia Black and Pia Mellody. Ms. Baughman has worked for the past seven years as the sex addition therapist at The Meadows, a world-renown inpatient treatment facility, assisting clients to discuss their trauma and addiction (process and substance) issues. Typically addicts will use sex as a way to belong, gain acceptance, approval from others, avoid stress, anxiety, and depression. Addiction also serves as a coping mechanism to medicate old wounds, emotions, and distorts reality.
(623) 455-5481 View (623) 455-5481
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AZ Center for Change
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
Hello and welcome to our practice. We provide a variety of specialty counseling services including Sexual Abuse Recovery, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, LGBTQ services, Anger Management and EMDR. Some, not all of our therapists on staff, take insurance so when you contact us, we will do a short phone screening to assess your needs and financial resources We strive to provide quality counseling while maintaining affordable fees. We have a team of therapists on staff to assist you with your needs.
Hello and welcome to our practice. We provide a variety of specialty counseling services including Sexual Abuse Recovery, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, LGBTQ services, Anger Management and EMDR. Some, not all of our therapists on staff, take insurance so when you contact us, we will do a short phone screening to assess your needs and financial resources We strive to provide quality counseling while maintaining affordable fees. We have a team of therapists on staff to assist you with your needs.
(480) 409-2260 View (480) 409-2260
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Lluliana Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, AZ 85323  (Online Only)
Are you often worried or think of the worst-case scenario? Do you feel lonely but embarrassed you will burden others if you reach out? Maybe you feel you are “too emotional or too much.” Do you often feel out of place? Is it difficult to find your voice and set boundaries? Sometimes we may need someone with an outside perspective to listen, and remind us of our strengths. ¡Saludos! My name is Lluliana, and I am excited you are here! I take a trauma-oppression-informed approach to treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, childhood trauma, and other issues.
Are you often worried or think of the worst-case scenario? Do you feel lonely but embarrassed you will burden others if you reach out? Maybe you feel you are “too emotional or too much.” Do you often feel out of place? Is it difficult to find your voice and set boundaries? Sometimes we may need someone with an outside perspective to listen, and remind us of our strengths. ¡Saludos! My name is Lluliana, and I am excited you are here! I take a trauma-oppression-informed approach to treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, childhood trauma, and other issues.
(480) 485-0948 View (480) 485-0948
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Chelsea Zendarski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
The world we live in tells us every day that we are all too much, too little, not enough, not right or not good. And I am here to help combat that noise. I love working with clients who want to feel better about themselves, about their life, about their world, and their own being. It is my belief that no healer, no expert, no therapist can "heal" anyone. What I can do, is bring some tools, skills, and techniques along our journey together to help you reclaim your power. "Want to heal or change the world? Start by healing yourself."
The world we live in tells us every day that we are all too much, too little, not enough, not right or not good. And I am here to help combat that noise. I love working with clients who want to feel better about themselves, about their life, about their world, and their own being. It is my belief that no healer, no expert, no therapist can "heal" anyone. What I can do, is bring some tools, skills, and techniques along our journey together to help you reclaim your power. "Want to heal or change the world? Start by healing yourself."
(623) 257-6867 View (623) 257-6867
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Ericka J Valdez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
Finding a therapist is like dating, not everyone who takes you out to dinner will be “the one”. The number one factor that assist people in reaching their full potential in therapy, is the relationship between the Client and therapist. Ericka has a reputation of quickly establishing trust and rapport with Clients, and individuals from all walks of life. Expect a caring and energetic creative therapist, who utilizes science and humor to help you, help yourself! My ideal Clients are children, adolescents and adults ages 4-50 who may be full of energy, creativity, loudness, craziness, sadness, and even madness.
Finding a therapist is like dating, not everyone who takes you out to dinner will be “the one”. The number one factor that assist people in reaching their full potential in therapy, is the relationship between the Client and therapist. Ericka has a reputation of quickly establishing trust and rapport with Clients, and individuals from all walks of life. Expect a caring and energetic creative therapist, who utilizes science and humor to help you, help yourself! My ideal Clients are children, adolescents and adults ages 4-50 who may be full of energy, creativity, loudness, craziness, sadness, and even madness.
(602) 780-0331 View (602) 780-0331
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Little Hands & Heart Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the importance of relationships and connecting with others in the healing process. I find my passion in working with children and their families to improve challenges that may be negatively affecting relationships and the family constellation. Everyone deserves to live a happy and fulfilling life, I feel it is important to meet others where they are at in their journey and provide a nurturing and supportive environment to allow healing and personal growth. Whether a child or adult, we all need someone to hold a space for understanding that life can be difficult and connecting with others for support is courageous.
I believe in the importance of relationships and connecting with others in the healing process. I find my passion in working with children and their families to improve challenges that may be negatively affecting relationships and the family constellation. Everyone deserves to live a happy and fulfilling life, I feel it is important to meet others where they are at in their journey and provide a nurturing and supportive environment to allow healing and personal growth. Whether a child or adult, we all need someone to hold a space for understanding that life can be difficult and connecting with others for support is courageous.
(623) 232-0051 View (623) 232-0051
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Tolana Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
My counseling is made available through MinuteClinic, located in CVS HealthHUB locations. You can schedule an appointment with me by calling the number listed in my profile or by visiting www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/services/mental-health-counseling.
My counseling is made available through MinuteClinic, located in CVS HealthHUB locations. You can schedule an appointment with me by calling the number listed in my profile or by visiting www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/services/mental-health-counseling.
(623) 263-3701 View (623) 263-3701
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Evelin Lopez
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, AZ 85323  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It takes courage to ask for help and share your story. As a therapist I aim to create an empathic, safe space for my clients to share their stories. I believe that a strong, collaborative therapeutic relationship is based on mutual trust, respect, and authenticity. It is such an honor to be invited into my clients stories and walk alongside them as they navigate their journey toward healing. My hope for my clients is that they find physical, emotional, and mental healing through connection and self-awareness, and a renewed narrative that empowers them to make healthy, life-giving choices.
It takes courage to ask for help and share your story. As a therapist I aim to create an empathic, safe space for my clients to share their stories. I believe that a strong, collaborative therapeutic relationship is based on mutual trust, respect, and authenticity. It is such an honor to be invited into my clients stories and walk alongside them as they navigate their journey toward healing. My hope for my clients is that they find physical, emotional, and mental healing through connection and self-awareness, and a renewed narrative that empowers them to make healthy, life-giving choices.
(623) 232-0510 View (623) 232-0510
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Lisa Mendoza
Counselor, MAPC, LPC
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
Now accepting Aetna and BCBS. Have you been feeling like you have reached or are about to reach your breaking point? Have you come to a point where your usual coping skills are no longer effective? Have you resorted to coping skills that you know are leading you down a dangerous, unproductive, or negative path? Are your relationships with your spouse, family, friends or co-workers strained? Do you feel like your purpose in life is unclear? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place!
Now accepting Aetna and BCBS. Have you been feeling like you have reached or are about to reach your breaking point? Have you come to a point where your usual coping skills are no longer effective? Have you resorted to coping skills that you know are leading you down a dangerous, unproductive, or negative path? Are your relationships with your spouse, family, friends or co-workers strained? Do you feel like your purpose in life is unclear? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place!
(623) 526-8517 View (623) 526-8517
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Rana Coniglio
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
Have you been feeling like your past trauma or negative life experiences have been rearing its head in your present-day life? Maybe you're noticing that old habits are starting to effect your current relationship, stress levels, and anxiety. My role as your therapist is to provide support, ask questions, and fill your tool belt with techniques and coping skills that will assist in healing your past. As a trauma-informed therapist, I recognize the importance of investing time to form a strong and trusting relationship with each and every client.
Have you been feeling like your past trauma or negative life experiences have been rearing its head in your present-day life? Maybe you're noticing that old habits are starting to effect your current relationship, stress levels, and anxiety. My role as your therapist is to provide support, ask questions, and fill your tool belt with techniques and coping skills that will assist in healing your past. As a trauma-informed therapist, I recognize the importance of investing time to form a strong and trusting relationship with each and every client.
(480) 757-1871 View (480) 757-1871
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David Phelan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
Looking for help? Would you like to work with a counselor to address the challenges of Mind, Body and Spirit that may prevent you from living an abundant, meaningful and connected life? My intention is to meet you where you are with warmth, compassion, and a sincere concern for your well-being, and to help you through the process of healing, growth, and discovery. To see if we are a good fit, check out the list of issues addressed here on this page and further details on our website. There is hope. Relief is possible.
Looking for help? Would you like to work with a counselor to address the challenges of Mind, Body and Spirit that may prevent you from living an abundant, meaningful and connected life? My intention is to meet you where you are with warmth, compassion, and a sincere concern for your well-being, and to help you through the process of healing, growth, and discovery. To see if we are a good fit, check out the list of issues addressed here on this page and further details on our website. There is hope. Relief is possible.
(623) 283-2597 View (623) 283-2597
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Cristina Hidalgo Holiday
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323  (Online Only)
Life's journey is filled with twists and turns,and sometimes,the weight of mental health concerns can make the path feel overwhelming.Working with me,I understand the challenges you're facing,and am here to guide you towards a brighter, more emotionally balanced future.Navigating the complexities of overall mental health requires more than just words:it demands a deep understanding of your unique struggles.With 10 years of expertise, specializing in unraveling the intricacies of these emotions to help you find clarity and relief.My therapeutic approach is centered around compassion, providing a safe haven and a judgement free zone.
Life's journey is filled with twists and turns,and sometimes,the weight of mental health concerns can make the path feel overwhelming.Working with me,I understand the challenges you're facing,and am here to guide you towards a brighter, more emotionally balanced future.Navigating the complexities of overall mental health requires more than just words:it demands a deep understanding of your unique struggles.With 10 years of expertise, specializing in unraveling the intricacies of these emotions to help you find clarity and relief.My therapeutic approach is centered around compassion, providing a safe haven and a judgement free zone.
(509) 571-2562 View (509) 571-2562
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Joanne Solari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTS-I
Verified
7 Endorsed
Avondale, AZ 85323
My mission is to provide quality mental health counseling services to adolescents and adults seeking healthier solutions and support. An important factor in effective psychotherapy is the client/therapist relationship. This means that you must have a strong therapeutic alliance. Trust, honesty, and a sense of unconditional support and attunement allow individuals in psychotherapy the ability to grow and change. You can be assured that you will not be alone in this process, as I will partner with you during your personal journey. Our partnership will be combined with client-centered and evidence-based interventions.
My mission is to provide quality mental health counseling services to adolescents and adults seeking healthier solutions and support. An important factor in effective psychotherapy is the client/therapist relationship. This means that you must have a strong therapeutic alliance. Trust, honesty, and a sense of unconditional support and attunement allow individuals in psychotherapy the ability to grow and change. You can be assured that you will not be alone in this process, as I will partner with you during your personal journey. Our partnership will be combined with client-centered and evidence-based interventions.
(609) 952-5824 View (609) 952-5824

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Number of Therapists in 85323

20+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in 85323 who prioritize treating:

90% Relationship Issues
90% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
75% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85323 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85323?

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.