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Kayla Jarred
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
Have you ever wondered where your concerns for anxiety, depression, stress response, or other experiences of difficulties originated from? I have always been curious about helping others solve these issues, even before pursuing a career in psychology. By guiding you to explore the details of your concerns and examining potential responses and solutions. I aim to help you understand yourself better and take action to achieve your goals or your path to healing. Life is a journey and can get kind of nutty at times with everything that is thrown at us. Let’s explore it together!
Have you ever wondered where your concerns for anxiety, depression, stress response, or other experiences of difficulties originated from? I have always been curious about helping others solve these issues, even before pursuing a career in psychology. By guiding you to explore the details of your concerns and examining potential responses and solutions. I aim to help you understand yourself better and take action to achieve your goals or your path to healing. Life is a journey and can get kind of nutty at times with everything that is thrown at us. Let’s explore it together!
(602) 962-8739 View (602) 962-8739
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Dr. Della S. Lusk (Psypact)
Psychologist, PSYPACT, PhD
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
The Arizona Behavioral Health Associates provide comprehensive treatment programs for clients seeking guidance through changes and difficulties in their lives. Our providers have extensive experience in counseling children, adolescents and families. Dr. Della Lusk's practice focuses primarily on individual psychotherapy, but she also offers group, couples and family counseling. Our practice also offers services by Licensed Professional Counselors and Psychology Interns.
The Arizona Behavioral Health Associates provide comprehensive treatment programs for clients seeking guidance through changes and difficulties in their lives. Our providers have extensive experience in counseling children, adolescents and families. Dr. Della Lusk's practice focuses primarily on individual psychotherapy, but she also offers group, couples and family counseling. Our practice also offers services by Licensed Professional Counselors and Psychology Interns.
(928) 774-7997 View (928) 774-7997
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Alchemy Counseling - Scott Hooyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Is your anxiety or panic out of control? You can have the peace and calm you've been looking for! Are you feeling overwhelmed and depressed? You can experience the joy you've always wanted! Is your OCD keeping you from living a full life? You can be free of the intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors and get your life back! Are you still troubled by your past? You can learn to let it go, be more present, and move forward with your life! Taking that first step of asking for help can be difficult. Call now (602) 842-4388.
Is your anxiety or panic out of control? You can have the peace and calm you've been looking for! Are you feeling overwhelmed and depressed? You can experience the joy you've always wanted! Is your OCD keeping you from living a full life? You can be free of the intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors and get your life back! Are you still troubled by your past? You can learn to let it go, be more present, and move forward with your life! Taking that first step of asking for help can be difficult. Call now (602) 842-4388.
(602) 975-3299 View (602) 975-3299
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Mindy Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
From an outside perspective, you’ve got it together. But inside, do you feel like a bumbling cartoon character trying to keep your 27 hats balanced on your head while juggling 14 balls… ? Are you going through a life transition and feeling bombarded with stress, anxiety, depression, maybe some imposter syndrome? Does your inner bully like to smack you sometimes, or your past self sabotaging behaviors run across the stage….again? Life transitions can be overwhelming and daunting - especially if you keep telling yourself you "SHOULD" be fine!
From an outside perspective, you’ve got it together. But inside, do you feel like a bumbling cartoon character trying to keep your 27 hats balanced on your head while juggling 14 balls… ? Are you going through a life transition and feeling bombarded with stress, anxiety, depression, maybe some imposter syndrome? Does your inner bully like to smack you sometimes, or your past self sabotaging behaviors run across the stage….again? Life transitions can be overwhelming and daunting - especially if you keep telling yourself you "SHOULD" be fine!
(480) 448-2929 View (480) 448-2929
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Cristina Piastrini
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
Cristina is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than a decade of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families address unresolved trauma, life transitions, and life stressors to achieve optimal wellness in multiple areas of their lives. Cristina practices evidence-based practices, and is engaged in continuous exploration of research of effective therapy practices. Cristina completed her Master in Counseling at Northern Arizona University. Prior to becoming a counselor, Cristina completed her graduate studies in Anthropology and worked as an anthropologist.
Cristina is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than a decade of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families address unresolved trauma, life transitions, and life stressors to achieve optimal wellness in multiple areas of their lives. Cristina practices evidence-based practices, and is engaged in continuous exploration of research of effective therapy practices. Cristina completed her Master in Counseling at Northern Arizona University. Prior to becoming a counselor, Cristina completed her graduate studies in Anthropology and worked as an anthropologist.
(928) 955-4773 View (928) 955-4773
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Robin San George
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor and have been working in behavioral health since 2013. I love making genuine connections with my clients while providing individualized guidance throughout the healing process. I strongly believe that helping people to realize and trust that they are not alone in their struggles or trauma is always such a beneficial first step in establishing a solid foundation in our work together.
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor and have been working in behavioral health since 2013. I love making genuine connections with my clients while providing individualized guidance throughout the healing process. I strongly believe that helping people to realize and trust that they are not alone in their struggles or trauma is always such a beneficial first step in establishing a solid foundation in our work together.
(602) 663-9122 View (602) 663-9122
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Tristan Michael Collins Hood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
I work with individuals, families, and/or systems who find themselves 'stuck'. I work from an inclusive and eclectic framework which allows me to work from the outside or join, as needed, to move past the 'stuck' points. I recently took steps towards physical gender affirming transition. Those who have known me these 13+ years in the field will find this a step in learning and growing with me; those who have heard my name as a recommendation will also find this a step in learning and growing. To learn is to grow; to grow is to be alive!
I work with individuals, families, and/or systems who find themselves 'stuck'. I work from an inclusive and eclectic framework which allows me to work from the outside or join, as needed, to move past the 'stuck' points. I recently took steps towards physical gender affirming transition. Those who have known me these 13+ years in the field will find this a step in learning and growing with me; those who have heard my name as a recommendation will also find this a step in learning and growing. To learn is to grow; to grow is to be alive!
(520) 843-0604 View (520) 843-0604
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Amy Jones | Arizona Resilient Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
Telehealth Only & "Pay What You Can" payment model (for qualifying individuals). Are you struggling with negative thoughts and strong emotions? Do you find yourself avoiding situations and or turning to substances longer than planned? Have you noticed relationships drifting away? If any of this resonates with you, I'd like to offer a safe space where you can explore what's been holding you back. I work with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship, Trauma, Sport Performance, Military, Veterans and their Families. Call or email for your Free 15-min complementary consultation.
Telehealth Only & "Pay What You Can" payment model (for qualifying individuals). Are you struggling with negative thoughts and strong emotions? Do you find yourself avoiding situations and or turning to substances longer than planned? Have you noticed relationships drifting away? If any of this resonates with you, I'd like to offer a safe space where you can explore what's been holding you back. I work with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship, Trauma, Sport Performance, Military, Veterans and their Families. Call or email for your Free 15-min complementary consultation.
(520) 651-8911 View (520) 651-8911
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Emily Thomas Atlas Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Life is a journey. Sometimes you need a map. I am a caring, effective, trauma-informed clinician ready to address a wide range of issues to help you on your journey. I would love to help you find connection, healing, and purpose as you move through your daily life. I have extensive experience working with a variety of difficulties (depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, and Bipolar) and a variety of individuals (young adults, middle/older adults, adolescents, LGBTQ). I utilize techniques from CBT, person-centered, and interpersonal process therapies in my work.
Life is a journey. Sometimes you need a map. I am a caring, effective, trauma-informed clinician ready to address a wide range of issues to help you on your journey. I would love to help you find connection, healing, and purpose as you move through your daily life. I have extensive experience working with a variety of difficulties (depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, and Bipolar) and a variety of individuals (young adults, middle/older adults, adolescents, LGBTQ). I utilize techniques from CBT, person-centered, and interpersonal process therapies in my work.
(928) 427-8153 View (928) 427-8153
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Jennifer Jaeckel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unfulfilled with your life, career, relationship? Together we can uncover what is in the way of you living your best life! Often we are unaware of core beliefs and negative self talk that lead to us feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, and in relationships and careers that are unfulfilling. I like to help my clients feel more fulfilled in their relationships; careers and feel more joy in their daily lives! Let’s get started!
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unfulfilled with your life, career, relationship? Together we can uncover what is in the way of you living your best life! Often we are unaware of core beliefs and negative self talk that lead to us feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, and in relationships and careers that are unfulfilling. I like to help my clients feel more fulfilled in their relationships; careers and feel more joy in their daily lives! Let’s get started!
(520) 470-6865 View (520) 470-6865
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Rebekah Day
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Amidst a mental health crisis and so many contradicting beliefs in society, you can learn to empower your authentic self and build a life of value. I will always see you as a person first. Mental health can impact anyone - regardless of gender, age, body size, etc. I work alongside adolescents, young adults, and families/parents as we all tackle the mental health crisis and build wellness through our personal values, commitments, communication, and, especially, through connection. Throughout, I bring warmth, humor, understanding, and assertive support. I specialize in treating eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, and trauma.
Amidst a mental health crisis and so many contradicting beliefs in society, you can learn to empower your authentic self and build a life of value. I will always see you as a person first. Mental health can impact anyone - regardless of gender, age, body size, etc. I work alongside adolescents, young adults, and families/parents as we all tackle the mental health crisis and build wellness through our personal values, commitments, communication, and, especially, through connection. Throughout, I bring warmth, humor, understanding, and assertive support. I specialize in treating eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, and trauma.
(520) 346-0043 View (520) 346-0043
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Katie Kernodle
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking to build a fulfilling, purpose-driven life? Do you struggle with behaviors or attitudes you’d like to change? I offer down-to-earth counseling tailored to your unique situation and oriented toward strengthening your innate resources.
Are you looking to build a fulfilling, purpose-driven life? Do you struggle with behaviors or attitudes you’d like to change? I offer down-to-earth counseling tailored to your unique situation and oriented toward strengthening your innate resources.
(480) 531-5429 View (480) 531-5429
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Pathways To Connection Jennifer Torres Islas
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
As a bilingual therapist, I aim to help others discover their strengths and ability to accomplish and overcome their struggles. I strive to be a voice for those who feel unheard in society. Assisting others to gain coping skills to overcome life stressors and triggers. I am fully bilingual and offer sessions in English and Spanish. I work with children, teenagers and adults helping them build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, strengthen coping skills and improve social interactions.
As a bilingual therapist, I aim to help others discover their strengths and ability to accomplish and overcome their struggles. I strive to be a voice for those who feel unheard in society. Assisting others to gain coping skills to overcome life stressors and triggers. I am fully bilingual and offer sessions in English and Spanish. I work with children, teenagers and adults helping them build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, strengthen coping skills and improve social interactions.
(623) 288-1755 View (623) 288-1755
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Linny Kresch Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Does any of this sound like you? You're tired of feeling overwhelmed, and no matter what you do, you don't feel good enough. Maybe you are stuck, and you are wondering, "Who am I?" and why is life so hard? Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety about life, relationship issues at work and school, and you are sick of trying the same thing over and over, hoping you feel better. Maybe you are struggling at your job or school or with friends and wonder what is next for you. You are looking to get unstuck, make positive decisions, and move forward.
Does any of this sound like you? You're tired of feeling overwhelmed, and no matter what you do, you don't feel good enough. Maybe you are stuck, and you are wondering, "Who am I?" and why is life so hard? Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety about life, relationship issues at work and school, and you are sick of trying the same thing over and over, hoping you feel better. Maybe you are struggling at your job or school or with friends and wonder what is next for you. You are looking to get unstuck, make positive decisions, and move forward.
(520) 201-0653 View (520) 201-0653
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Jeanine Whitehead
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
I want to acknowledge the courage you are demonstrating as you take steps to seek support; this process can feel scary and overwhelming. To ease those feelings, I want to share a little bit about myself with you. My name is Jeanine Whitehead and I describe myself as empathetic, supportive, and silly. I enjoy spending time going to the movies, reading a good book, and exploring my community with friends and family. As a person from a multicultural and biracial background, I understand the challenges that often impact one’s sense of belonging and identity.
I want to acknowledge the courage you are demonstrating as you take steps to seek support; this process can feel scary and overwhelming. To ease those feelings, I want to share a little bit about myself with you. My name is Jeanine Whitehead and I describe myself as empathetic, supportive, and silly. I enjoy spending time going to the movies, reading a good book, and exploring my community with friends and family. As a person from a multicultural and biracial background, I understand the challenges that often impact one’s sense of belonging and identity.
(602) 638-2062 View (602) 638-2062
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Christina R. Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Break Free from the Constraints of Traditional Therapy. Have you been delaying therapy because you can't find extra hours in your hectic schedule? Maybe you've experienced some benefits from therapy in the past, but progress felt slow and limited. You want real results but can't commit to weekly sessions. You deserve to overcome the obstacles holding you back. Therapy Intensives are a revolutionary approach to mental health. Instead of weekly appointments, you can fast-track your healing over 1-4 weekends. Picture diving deep into the root causes of your challenges and finally living the life you've envisioned!
Break Free from the Constraints of Traditional Therapy. Have you been delaying therapy because you can't find extra hours in your hectic schedule? Maybe you've experienced some benefits from therapy in the past, but progress felt slow and limited. You want real results but can't commit to weekly sessions. You deserve to overcome the obstacles holding you back. Therapy Intensives are a revolutionary approach to mental health. Instead of weekly appointments, you can fast-track your healing over 1-4 weekends. Picture diving deep into the root causes of your challenges and finally living the life you've envisioned!
(480) 637-3113 View (480) 637-3113
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Jay Lance Lary
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC, THTC
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
Affirmative therapy provides a safe environment for clients in the LGBTQ+ community to express and understand their unique emotional and mental health needs in a heteronormative culture. As part of the community, I approach everyone with an open mind understanding my experience may be similar but also unique from your own identity and sexual experience. Most of my therapy is provided via online video sessions. I have completed certification in telemental health to better assist my clients. Online therapy provides greater access to clients, offers greater flexibility, removes barriers to therapy, & decreases anxiety to seeking care.
Affirmative therapy provides a safe environment for clients in the LGBTQ+ community to express and understand their unique emotional and mental health needs in a heteronormative culture. As part of the community, I approach everyone with an open mind understanding my experience may be similar but also unique from your own identity and sexual experience. Most of my therapy is provided via online video sessions. I have completed certification in telemental health to better assist my clients. Online therapy provides greater access to clients, offers greater flexibility, removes barriers to therapy, & decreases anxiety to seeking care.
(623) 303-7806 View (623) 303-7806
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Aubrey Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
Are you interested in learning why you are feeling so down? Are you looking for a therapist with a trauma-informed approach to help you process current and past struggles? Are you tired of dealing with things on your own? If so, I am here to help. I strive to help my clients achieve more understanding and insight, more compassion towards themselves, and more tools to deal with difficult times. My clients often report an improvement in mood, reduction of symptoms, better understanding and management of triggers, and a greater awareness and appreciation of themselves.
Are you interested in learning why you are feeling so down? Are you looking for a therapist with a trauma-informed approach to help you process current and past struggles? Are you tired of dealing with things on your own? If so, I am here to help. I strive to help my clients achieve more understanding and insight, more compassion towards themselves, and more tools to deal with difficult times. My clients often report an improvement in mood, reduction of symptoms, better understanding and management of triggers, and a greater awareness and appreciation of themselves.
(480) 906-3799 View (480) 906-3799
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Christopher Schmelzle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in mental health. I have worked and trained in a wide variety of professional settings including private practice, outpatient and inpatient treatment facilities (UCSD's Co-Occurring Disorders Clinic and the Community Research Foundation), college counseling centers, and post-doctoral studies at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center where I have received advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Also, I am licensed in Arizona and California.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in mental health. I have worked and trained in a wide variety of professional settings including private practice, outpatient and inpatient treatment facilities (UCSD's Co-Occurring Disorders Clinic and the Community Research Foundation), college counseling centers, and post-doctoral studies at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center where I have received advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Also, I am licensed in Arizona and California.
(619) 473-2578 View (619) 473-2578
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Lauren Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86011  (Online Only)
I provide individual therapy & trauma-informed care to adults. I understand how living in an ever-changing world full of demands, responsibilities, & relationships can be tough. I am here to encourage you to embrace life’s changes & overcome obstacles you may face by enhancing the strength that is already inside of you. People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Whether this is your first- or hundredth time seeking support, or you just need someone to tell your heart’s innermost thoughts to without fear of judgement, I will be there for you for as long as you need me to be. You have a story to tell and I want to hear it.
I provide individual therapy & trauma-informed care to adults. I understand how living in an ever-changing world full of demands, responsibilities, & relationships can be tough. I am here to encourage you to embrace life’s changes & overcome obstacles you may face by enhancing the strength that is already inside of you. People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Whether this is your first- or hundredth time seeking support, or you just need someone to tell your heart’s innermost thoughts to without fear of judgement, I will be there for you for as long as you need me to be. You have a story to tell and I want to hear it.
(602) 671-2915 View (602) 671-2915

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 86011

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 86011 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Life Transitions
78% Stress
74% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
58% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 86011 see their clients

69% Online Only
31% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
14% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 86011?

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.