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Isabella Dagher
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
Isabella Dagher is a pre-licensed clinical psychology professional from Saybrook University with a master’s in clinical psychology and is currently obtaining her Ph.D. Isabella believes in a holistic approach that addresses the intersection between one’s mind, body, culture, and creative spirit. Isabella supports you in facilitating the meditative spaces for you to experience a sense of rest and reset, transform stuckness or feelings of psychological, somatic, and traumatic pain, build capacity and awareness towards empowering change, anchor in compassion and forgiveness, and nourish your self-healer.
Isabella Dagher is a pre-licensed clinical psychology professional from Saybrook University with a master’s in clinical psychology and is currently obtaining her Ph.D. Isabella believes in a holistic approach that addresses the intersection between one’s mind, body, culture, and creative spirit. Isabella supports you in facilitating the meditative spaces for you to experience a sense of rest and reset, transform stuckness or feelings of psychological, somatic, and traumatic pain, build capacity and awareness towards empowering change, anchor in compassion and forgiveness, and nourish your self-healer.
(808) 207-7067 View (808) 207-7067
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Dr. Melissa Kay Vargo
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua, HI 96734
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers therapy for children, adults and families through a strength based, holistic approach. There are times when personal crises, loss or relational issues appear to be insurmountable. Although it is not possible to change difficult situations in the past, I can work with you to resolve challenges in your life. I offer skilled guidance and support assisting you to experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Today you are one step closer on a positive path towards growth, empowerment and well-being. I believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is fundamental in successful psychotherapy. As such, I create a safe and trusting professional relationship with my clients, helping them to figure out where they are, where they want to be, and what’s impeding them from change. I believe that through personal exploration, clients come into a place of greater understanding, self-compassion, and ultimately personal growth.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers therapy for children, adults and families through a strength based, holistic approach. There are times when personal crises, loss or relational issues appear to be insurmountable. Although it is not possible to change difficult situations in the past, I can work with you to resolve challenges in your life. I offer skilled guidance and support assisting you to experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Today you are one step closer on a positive path towards growth, empowerment and well-being. I believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is fundamental in successful psychotherapy. As such, I create a safe and trusting professional relationship with my clients, helping them to figure out where they are, where they want to be, and what’s impeding them from change. I believe that through personal exploration, clients come into a place of greater understanding, self-compassion, and ultimately personal growth.
(808) 369-9395 View (808) 369-9395
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Jasmine Lindhe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , MSCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kailua, HI 96734  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Aloha! I believe our value system determines our priorities, guides our interactions with others, establishes our behavior and is centered around our culture and traditions. The desire to connect with others is built within each of us and loneliness is one of the worst feelings for anyone to experience. It’s unnatural and painful, because we are hardwired to attach and depend. Often, we get stuck in patterns of isolation and distress. I strive to empower my clients to process their barriers to connection and start to nurture their relationship with themselves, as well as, important relationships around them.
Aloha! I believe our value system determines our priorities, guides our interactions with others, establishes our behavior and is centered around our culture and traditions. The desire to connect with others is built within each of us and loneliness is one of the worst feelings for anyone to experience. It’s unnatural and painful, because we are hardwired to attach and depend. Often, we get stuck in patterns of isolation and distress. I strive to empower my clients to process their barriers to connection and start to nurture their relationship with themselves, as well as, important relationships around them.
(808) 381-9084 View (808) 381-9084
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Michael Quay
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
My name is Michael Quay & I'm a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Hawaii. I have 18 years of experience working with a variety of clients, including teens (mostly males) with behavioral issues; adults with anxiety & depression; couples; specialty populations. My approach to therapy is that you are the expert on your life & I am here to guide you with various methods/techniques to help you live a fuller life now.
My name is Michael Quay & I'm a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Hawaii. I have 18 years of experience working with a variety of clients, including teens (mostly males) with behavioral issues; adults with anxiety & depression; couples; specialty populations. My approach to therapy is that you are the expert on your life & I am here to guide you with various methods/techniques to help you live a fuller life now.
(808) 824-4759 View (808) 824-4759
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Stefanie Strong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
Aloha! My name is Dr. Stefanie Strong and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have spent my career working to help people heal from trauma, addiction, abuse, neglect, and a variety familial issues. I received my Masters of Science in Behavioral Science from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma in 2010. I completed my Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University in San Diego, California in 2018. I am currently an LMFT in Hawaii and Utah.
Aloha! My name is Dr. Stefanie Strong and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have spent my career working to help people heal from trauma, addiction, abuse, neglect, and a variety familial issues. I received my Masters of Science in Behavioral Science from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma in 2010. I completed my Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University in San Diego, California in 2018. I am currently an LMFT in Hawaii and Utah.
(808) 818-5564 View (808) 818-5564
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Cynthia F Tucker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Aloha and Welcome! I have 25+ years of experience helping clients with relationship issues, work related issues or simply coping with mood swings, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, trauma (past or current), changes in the family system. Therapy sessions often help to find new ways in which to view problems, different outcomes, new and improved communication skills for improved relationships, as well as ways to understand and manage stress, anxiety or depression. If you need a space to talk about a past, or current trauma, relationship, or other ongoing situations, please feel free to contact me.
Aloha and Welcome! I have 25+ years of experience helping clients with relationship issues, work related issues or simply coping with mood swings, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, trauma (past or current), changes in the family system. Therapy sessions often help to find new ways in which to view problems, different outcomes, new and improved communication skills for improved relationships, as well as ways to understand and manage stress, anxiety or depression. If you need a space to talk about a past, or current trauma, relationship, or other ongoing situations, please feel free to contact me.
(808) 227-1881 View (808) 227-1881
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Ginny Spaulding
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
Join me for Walk & Talk Beach Therapy today! I am a psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.Do you feel overwhelmed with constant worry, overthinking, and endless 'what-if' scenarios? Are you unhappy, unmotivated, and unsure about how life has turned out? Is your inner critic harsh and unrelenting- often causing doubts about your self-worth? Do you have concerns about your relationships and wonder if you should make a change? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help.
Join me for Walk & Talk Beach Therapy today! I am a psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.Do you feel overwhelmed with constant worry, overthinking, and endless 'what-if' scenarios? Are you unhappy, unmotivated, and unsure about how life has turned out? Is your inner critic harsh and unrelenting- often causing doubts about your self-worth? Do you have concerns about your relationships and wonder if you should make a change? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help.
(808) 670-1592 View (808) 670-1592
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Mark Scott Verschell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
Aloha and mahalo for your interest. A Healthful Psychology is holistic, insight-oriented therapy to help improve your mental and physical health and the quality of your life and relationships. Learning, introspection, and motivational discovery will be important elements of our therapeutic work, with the understanding that meaningful and sustained change is the key to thinking and feeling better about your Self, your relationships, and the world you create to fulfill your needs. Challenges notwithstanding, our alliance will provide a safe and non-judgmental “mirrored” space to encourage and support your transitional process.
Aloha and mahalo for your interest. A Healthful Psychology is holistic, insight-oriented therapy to help improve your mental and physical health and the quality of your life and relationships. Learning, introspection, and motivational discovery will be important elements of our therapeutic work, with the understanding that meaningful and sustained change is the key to thinking and feeling better about your Self, your relationships, and the world you create to fulfill your needs. Challenges notwithstanding, our alliance will provide a safe and non-judgmental “mirrored” space to encourage and support your transitional process.
(808) 650-7623 View (808) 650-7623
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Vilmarie Báez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734  (Online Only)
Our understanding of health, and what it means to be "healthy," has changed over the years. We now have a better understanding of what a healthy lifestyle looks and feels like. Being "healthy" might look like less pain, better and more sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, less stress, and more social connections. The problem is, we struggle to make changes to improve our health. Even when we are motivated to make changes, we can become discouraged at the first sign of "failure." By looking closely at thoughts, behaviors, and emotions we can work together to set simple and realistic goals that will help you achieve a healthier life!
Our understanding of health, and what it means to be "healthy," has changed over the years. We now have a better understanding of what a healthy lifestyle looks and feels like. Being "healthy" might look like less pain, better and more sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, less stress, and more social connections. The problem is, we struggle to make changes to improve our health. Even when we are motivated to make changes, we can become discouraged at the first sign of "failure." By looking closely at thoughts, behaviors, and emotions we can work together to set simple and realistic goals that will help you achieve a healthier life!
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Simone Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Therapist , Registered Masters Addiction Specialist, and Certified Life Coach. I believe every person can rise above the ashes of trauma in their life. As your Therapist, I partner with you in identifying your strengths and empower you to discover victory after trials. I understand that making the choice to seek counseling can be difficult, so I use a compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental approach to help create a safe space in which you feel supported in your counseling journey.
Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Therapist , Registered Masters Addiction Specialist, and Certified Life Coach. I believe every person can rise above the ashes of trauma in their life. As your Therapist, I partner with you in identifying your strengths and empower you to discover victory after trials. I understand that making the choice to seek counseling can be difficult, so I use a compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental approach to help create a safe space in which you feel supported in your counseling journey.
(808) 818-8091 View (808) 818-8091
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Wendy Simonetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
As a practitioner I am committed to assisting you to expand your potential to fulfill a life that you envision for yourself. At ExpandingHorizonsHawai'i (EHHi) we will co-create a practical and realistic life plan with achievable steps. Once your life begins to move in the direction that is closer to your desired life, instead of perpetuating in a downward spiral, you will have the opposite effect -- your positivity will expand and multiply. EHHi will also facilitate the success of your life plan by removing blocks of limited thinking and negative emotions through trauma release, visualization, and solution-focused approach.
As a practitioner I am committed to assisting you to expand your potential to fulfill a life that you envision for yourself. At ExpandingHorizonsHawai'i (EHHi) we will co-create a practical and realistic life plan with achievable steps. Once your life begins to move in the direction that is closer to your desired life, instead of perpetuating in a downward spiral, you will have the opposite effect -- your positivity will expand and multiply. EHHi will also facilitate the success of your life plan by removing blocks of limited thinking and negative emotions through trauma release, visualization, and solution-focused approach.
(808) 745-1050 View (808) 745-1050
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Dr. Jadu Malcolm Jagel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua, HI 96734
Therapy offers the chance to become more present with ourselves. Together we contemplate the human journey. We can get familiar with our innate mindfulness and compassion. On my journey I've realized that well being can be learned; achieved with a level of skillfulness, a window of tolerance. Getting triggered helps us learn. I help individuals and couples study their nervous systems and their "parts" -- a complex legacy of neurobiological attachment wiring. With a manner that is warm, relatable, and active yet non-invasive, I help my clients find meaning, hope, and the freedom to become who they were meant to be.
Therapy offers the chance to become more present with ourselves. Together we contemplate the human journey. We can get familiar with our innate mindfulness and compassion. On my journey I've realized that well being can be learned; achieved with a level of skillfulness, a window of tolerance. Getting triggered helps us learn. I help individuals and couples study their nervous systems and their "parts" -- a complex legacy of neurobiological attachment wiring. With a manner that is warm, relatable, and active yet non-invasive, I help my clients find meaning, hope, and the freedom to become who they were meant to be.
(415) 707-8552 View (415) 707-8552
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David Hatch
Counselor, LMHC, CSAC, ICSAC
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
My goal as a psychotherapist is to create space in which individuals can walk a gentle path toward healing and transformation. Since the mid 90’s, I have worked with people living with severe trauma, addiction, grief, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. I have also worked with those who are reflecting on career considerations, personal development, and family or marital concerns. I have experience utilizing a myriad of approaches that include CBT, DBT, Gestalt and mindfulness, as well as psychodynamic work including dreamwork and active imagination.
My goal as a psychotherapist is to create space in which individuals can walk a gentle path toward healing and transformation. Since the mid 90’s, I have worked with people living with severe trauma, addiction, grief, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. I have also worked with those who are reflecting on career considerations, personal development, and family or marital concerns. I have experience utilizing a myriad of approaches that include CBT, DBT, Gestalt and mindfulness, as well as psychodynamic work including dreamwork and active imagination.
(808) 353-5688 View (808) 353-5688
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Matthew Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
Matthew Johnson, MS, recently graduated with his Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Spring 2021. Utilizing approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the up and coming concept of Geek Therapy, Matthew's goal is to remotely help individuals, couples, and families in the community while obtaining his LMHC license in Hawaii. Matthew has experience providing counseling services in group and individual settings for depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and family issues.
Matthew Johnson, MS, recently graduated with his Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Spring 2021. Utilizing approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the up and coming concept of Geek Therapy, Matthew's goal is to remotely help individuals, couples, and families in the community while obtaining his LMHC license in Hawaii. Matthew has experience providing counseling services in group and individual settings for depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and family issues.
(808) 215-5891 View (808) 215-5891
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Culten Arroyo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
My name is Culten Arroyo, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii. I enjoy working with adults of all ages, especially young adults. I specialize in assisting individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress management, alcohol/substance abuse, and life transitions. My Approach to Therapy varies based on the needs and preferences of each individual I work with. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while incorporating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
My name is Culten Arroyo, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii. I enjoy working with adults of all ages, especially young adults. I specialize in assisting individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress management, alcohol/substance abuse, and life transitions. My Approach to Therapy varies based on the needs and preferences of each individual I work with. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while incorporating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(808) 435-5103 View (808) 435-5103
Photo of Melissa Sipolt, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in 96734, HI
Melissa Sipolt, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua, HI 96734  (Online Only)
Making the decision to begin therapy/counseling is a big step, and I truly understand and respect the bravery and vulnerability that it takes for clients to reach out to a prospective therapist. Over the past 23 years, I have successfully helped thousands of individual adults, adolescents, children, couples and families to heal from issues related to anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, family and couple relationships, divorce, infertility, parenting, adoption, addiction, self-esteem, bullying, life transitions, grief, trauma, and adverse childhood events.
Making the decision to begin therapy/counseling is a big step, and I truly understand and respect the bravery and vulnerability that it takes for clients to reach out to a prospective therapist. Over the past 23 years, I have successfully helped thousands of individual adults, adolescents, children, couples and families to heal from issues related to anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, family and couple relationships, divorce, infertility, parenting, adoption, addiction, self-esteem, bullying, life transitions, grief, trauma, and adverse childhood events.
(808) 400-1544 View (808) 400-1544
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Thomas Drumm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
My name is Thomas Drumm, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Hilo Hawaii. I work with a wide range of clients individually who suffer from anxiety, depression, and stress-related conditions. I primarily use support and insight and I pride myself in being very non-judgmental. This provider resides in Hawaii. I typically work with individuals with a wide range of difficulties. I have been very successful in treating anxiety and depression. I have also greatly enjoyed working with adolescents. Alcohol and substance abuse problems have also been an area I have enjoyed helping people address.
My name is Thomas Drumm, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Hilo Hawaii. I work with a wide range of clients individually who suffer from anxiety, depression, and stress-related conditions. I primarily use support and insight and I pride myself in being very non-judgmental. This provider resides in Hawaii. I typically work with individuals with a wide range of difficulties. I have been very successful in treating anxiety and depression. I have also greatly enjoyed working with adolescents. Alcohol and substance abuse problems have also been an area I have enjoyed helping people address.
(808) 201-5396 View (808) 201-5396
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Holistic Psychology Hawai'i
Psychologist, PsyD, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua, HI 96734  (Online Only)
Hi! Are you experiencing emotional, cognitive and/or physical symptoms that negatively affect the quality of your life and/or relationships in general? Taking a HOLISTIC approach to well-being is proven to be effective. A holistic approach is based on current evidence-based research, which supports the mind-body connection. A HOLISTIC approach also honors your religious/spiritual values. Expect to be "seen" and respected as you heal! Oftentimes, a non-biased, non-judgmental perspective and caring guidance can help.
Hi! Are you experiencing emotional, cognitive and/or physical symptoms that negatively affect the quality of your life and/or relationships in general? Taking a HOLISTIC approach to well-being is proven to be effective. A holistic approach is based on current evidence-based research, which supports the mind-body connection. A HOLISTIC approach also honors your religious/spiritual values. Expect to be "seen" and respected as you heal! Oftentimes, a non-biased, non-judgmental perspective and caring guidance can help.
(808) 670-1832 View (808) 670-1832
Photo of Annelise Yang, Marriage & Family Therapist in 96734, HI
Annelise Yang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734  (Online Only)
Life can throw us some curve balls that can really make us feel like we’re stuck with no way out. I believe that, with some guidance and work, that “stuck” feeling can change. By using a mix of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Emotion-Focused, Strategic, and Solution-Focused Therapy, I believe I can help my clients achieve their goals and grow as individuals and/or relationally.
Life can throw us some curve balls that can really make us feel like we’re stuck with no way out. I believe that, with some guidance and work, that “stuck” feeling can change. By using a mix of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Emotion-Focused, Strategic, and Solution-Focused Therapy, I believe I can help my clients achieve their goals and grow as individuals and/or relationally.
(808) 435-7133 View (808) 435-7133
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Island Counseling and Neurofeedback, LLC, Inc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kailua, HI 96734
I have beginning and advanced certification for NeurOptimal Neurofeedback. I offer in person sessions as well as rentals. I am happy to help you learn about this dynamical neurofeedback process.
I have beginning and advanced certification for NeurOptimal Neurofeedback. I offer in person sessions as well as rentals. I am happy to help you learn about this dynamical neurofeedback process.
(808) 793-6193 View (808) 793-6193

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 96734

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 96734 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
69% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Hawaii Medical Services Association
56% University Health Alliance
55% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association

How Therapists in 96734 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 96734?

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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.