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Chase Conrad
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kihei, HI 96753
Adults to Elderly Adults, from various cultural backgrounds. Specialties include: Depression/Low Mood, Anxiety/Stress, Isolation/Loneliness, Gifted Adolescents and Adults, Geriatrics – Senior Mental Health, High Functioning Autistic Adults, Sexual and Self Esteem Issues, Social and Conversational Skills Training, Multicultural Counseling – 2nd or 3rd Culture Individuals / Adapting and Transition Issues and Identity and Phase of Life Transitions
Adults to Elderly Adults, from various cultural backgrounds. Specialties include: Depression/Low Mood, Anxiety/Stress, Isolation/Loneliness, Gifted Adolescents and Adults, Geriatrics – Senior Mental Health, High Functioning Autistic Adults, Sexual and Self Esteem Issues, Social and Conversational Skills Training, Multicultural Counseling – 2nd or 3rd Culture Individuals / Adapting and Transition Issues and Identity and Phase of Life Transitions
(808) 698-9961 View (808) 698-9961
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Tina Boteilho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFT, MA
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753
Waitlist for new clients
Change is all around us lately. Are you simply surviving and searching for ways to thrive? Sometimes we have the tools and other times we need someone to inspire, create, motivate or teach us what it takes to thrive. I have worked on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai for the past 23 years. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families searching for ways to better themselves. I have provided support for people experiencing grief/loss, parenting challenges, trauma/crisis, children with special needs, prisoner reintegration, and couples/families searching for healing and growth.
Change is all around us lately. Are you simply surviving and searching for ways to thrive? Sometimes we have the tools and other times we need someone to inspire, create, motivate or teach us what it takes to thrive. I have worked on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai for the past 23 years. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families searching for ways to better themselves. I have provided support for people experiencing grief/loss, parenting challenges, trauma/crisis, children with special needs, prisoner reintegration, and couples/families searching for healing and growth.
(808) 725-3593 View (808) 725-3593
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Jillian Lommori
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753  (Online Only)
I believe that a safe, supportive and strong therapeutic relationship is vital to creating meaningful change. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to see if we might be a good fit, I'd love to connect with you. Please feel free to call or email. For more information about me and my practice, please visit my website at the link below.
I believe that a safe, supportive and strong therapeutic relationship is vital to creating meaningful change. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to see if we might be a good fit, I'd love to connect with you. Please feel free to call or email. For more information about me and my practice, please visit my website at the link below.
(808) 855-6596 View (808) 855-6596
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Roger Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753  (Online Only)
In your pursuit of a life filled with depth and equanimity, you may find yourself at a crossroads, feeling as though you've lost perspective or are at wit's end, grappling with how to respond effectively to life's internal and external challenges. You seek not just answers but meaningful strategies grounded in wisdom that has stood the test of time, paired with the insights of modern psychology. You're prepared to embark on a transformative journey, using these very challenges as catalysts for developing a richer understanding of yourself and crafting a life of purpose, resilience, and fulfillment.
In your pursuit of a life filled with depth and equanimity, you may find yourself at a crossroads, feeling as though you've lost perspective or are at wit's end, grappling with how to respond effectively to life's internal and external challenges. You seek not just answers but meaningful strategies grounded in wisdom that has stood the test of time, paired with the insights of modern psychology. You're prepared to embark on a transformative journey, using these very challenges as catalysts for developing a richer understanding of yourself and crafting a life of purpose, resilience, and fulfillment.
(808) 563-4847 View (808) 563-4847
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Jenny Grace Shaw
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CSC, HHP, NBCC
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753
We all experience speed bumps during our life journey. Though it may seem we are "lost"unsure of I believe the powers we are looking for are inside YOU! One simply needs to be validated, and to strengthen the emotional "muscles" that have grown weak--just as we exercise our bodies and our minds, we must exercise our emotional I truly believe we can not experience long term health unless we pay close attention to our Mind, Body and Spirit--the Emotional; our humanness. when we honor our truths, we will achieve our Authentic Self! I look forward to helping guide you towards your personal, goals. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOU
We all experience speed bumps during our life journey. Though it may seem we are "lost"unsure of I believe the powers we are looking for are inside YOU! One simply needs to be validated, and to strengthen the emotional "muscles" that have grown weak--just as we exercise our bodies and our minds, we must exercise our emotional I truly believe we can not experience long term health unless we pay close attention to our Mind, Body and Spirit--the Emotional; our humanness. when we honor our truths, we will achieve our Authentic Self! I look forward to helping guide you towards your personal, goals. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOU
(808) 736-4177 View (808) 736-4177
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Teraysa Guinasso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CSAC
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753
Do you need someone that will listen deeply and compassionately? Are you working through something and feel like you need non judgmental support? I am here for you. I have been coaching teens and adults for many years using a multitude of healing tools depending on you and what your needs are. Call today and let's see if it feels right to work together.
Do you need someone that will listen deeply and compassionately? Are you working through something and feel like you need non judgmental support? I am here for you. I have been coaching teens and adults for many years using a multitude of healing tools depending on you and what your needs are. Call today and let's see if it feels right to work together.
(808) 825-6544 View (808) 825-6544
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Amanda Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753  (Online Only)
I believe in using mindfulness and meditation as a tool to help clients develop a mind-body connection to support resilience and healing. I have found the best approach is finding a holistic model that works for each individual. I hope to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space when working with clients. I feel it is an honor to help anyone who has decided they want help. I am dedicated to helping clients find inner peace and the tools needed to navigate life and improve thier interpersonal relationships.
I believe in using mindfulness and meditation as a tool to help clients develop a mind-body connection to support resilience and healing. I have found the best approach is finding a holistic model that works for each individual. I hope to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space when working with clients. I feel it is an honor to help anyone who has decided they want help. I am dedicated to helping clients find inner peace and the tools needed to navigate life and improve thier interpersonal relationships.
(808) 468-7890 View (808) 468-7890
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Insightful Living LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR, BSP
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753
We all have times in our lives that carry burden, darkness and pain. We can be held back by fears, limiting beliefs and attempted distractions that over time have lost their luster, and ultimately impact the quality of our connection to ourselves and others. It is often the bravest thing we can do to take a stand and be willing to own our story. A collaborative therapeutic setting creates a safe and nonjudmental space to harness curiosity, empathy, awareness, and a more integrated connection to the Self, thus opening new pathways to personal healing and growth. I consider it a privilege to be a support to you in this journey.
We all have times in our lives that carry burden, darkness and pain. We can be held back by fears, limiting beliefs and attempted distractions that over time have lost their luster, and ultimately impact the quality of our connection to ourselves and others. It is often the bravest thing we can do to take a stand and be willing to own our story. A collaborative therapeutic setting creates a safe and nonjudmental space to harness curiosity, empathy, awareness, and a more integrated connection to the Self, thus opening new pathways to personal healing and growth. I consider it a privilege to be a support to you in this journey.
(320) 456-0535 View (320) 456-0535
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Paumalū Cassiday
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kihei, HI 96753  (Online Only)
My primary client focus is on adults and adolescents, with experience across diverse populations such as those with severe mental illness, at-risk youth in foster care, and students with special needs. I specialize in treating behavioral mental health issues through individual therapy but may also consider working with families or couples. My communication style is centered around active listening and reflecting upon what my clients share with me, aiming to gain new or deeper understanding. The goal is to create an environment that is empathetic, nonjudgmental, and respectful, in hopes to foster exploration and growth.
My primary client focus is on adults and adolescents, with experience across diverse populations such as those with severe mental illness, at-risk youth in foster care, and students with special needs. I specialize in treating behavioral mental health issues through individual therapy but may also consider working with families or couples. My communication style is centered around active listening and reflecting upon what my clients share with me, aiming to gain new or deeper understanding. The goal is to create an environment that is empathetic, nonjudgmental, and respectful, in hopes to foster exploration and growth.
(808) 582-8135 View (808) 582-8135
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Joanne King Counseling, LLC - Ketamine Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Wailea, HI 96753
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or a challenging relationship that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, and ability to function at work? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, or lost? Are you finding it difficult just getting through the day, answering emails, texts, or calls, with the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder how life could be better? Now more than ever, many people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, and we believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live better. People can change, there is hope, and there are answers.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or a challenging relationship that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, and ability to function at work? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, or lost? Are you finding it difficult just getting through the day, answering emails, texts, or calls, with the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder how life could be better? Now more than ever, many people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, and we believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live better. People can change, there is hope, and there are answers.
(808) 400-7358 View (808) 400-7358
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Mark Rauser
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753
Life consists of many challenges that can be difficult to handle on our own. At these times, it is helpful to know that we have an individual with us who provides non-judgmental support and guidance. I view the psychologist-client relationship as being collaborative, with both individuals working together to help understand the patient and the patients’ difficulties more clearly. It is my job to create a safe, comfortable environment where we can work together to help you better understand yourself and your difficulties more clearly, as well as develop a meaningful, helpful approach to resolve your concerns.
Life consists of many challenges that can be difficult to handle on our own. At these times, it is helpful to know that we have an individual with us who provides non-judgmental support and guidance. I view the psychologist-client relationship as being collaborative, with both individuals working together to help understand the patient and the patients’ difficulties more clearly. It is my job to create a safe, comfortable environment where we can work together to help you better understand yourself and your difficulties more clearly, as well as develop a meaningful, helpful approach to resolve your concerns.
(808) 204-4827 View (808) 204-4827
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Timothy Lindsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753
Counseling can be a safe place to explore feelings and thoughts that are stressing you out. In this world there are obstacles and challenges that slow us down and can make it seem like you are alone in your struggles. You are not alone, I love to meet with people who desire to overcome mental illness, trauma, and relationship stress. With counseling we can explore ways to heal and grow. I work with adults, kids, teens, and families to help address life's bumps and bruises. Not currently accepting couples.
Counseling can be a safe place to explore feelings and thoughts that are stressing you out. In this world there are obstacles and challenges that slow us down and can make it seem like you are alone in your struggles. You are not alone, I love to meet with people who desire to overcome mental illness, trauma, and relationship stress. With counseling we can explore ways to heal and grow. I work with adults, kids, teens, and families to help address life's bumps and bruises. Not currently accepting couples.
(808) 645-4994 View (808) 645-4994
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Kevin Ranken
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wailea, HI 96753
My office is a safe place, where you will find that your feelings are much more in your control than you may have thought, and your relationships with others can be different and more satisfying as a result. I am fully trained in Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), the most effective non-blaming, non-labeling therapy available; I've completed over 25,000 IFS sessions. Whatever you want to change, we'll find a clearer perspective on where you're headed, and a sensible, safe way to shift how you relate to your own feelings and to others, to speed your progress.
My office is a safe place, where you will find that your feelings are much more in your control than you may have thought, and your relationships with others can be different and more satisfying as a result. I am fully trained in Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), the most effective non-blaming, non-labeling therapy available; I've completed over 25,000 IFS sessions. Whatever you want to change, we'll find a clearer perspective on where you're headed, and a sensible, safe way to shift how you relate to your own feelings and to others, to speed your progress.
(808) 784-7961 View (808) 784-7961
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Mindful Living Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Kihei, HI 96753
Offering video therapy sessions. Life is a journey. Sometimes at peaks and others valleys. In times of struggle, compassionate, effective therapy can help. If you're experiencing a life transition, struggling with isolation, depression, trauma, anxiety, sleep, having a hard time overcoming a life challenge, exploring spirituality or deeper meaning to life, feeling overly sensitive, experiencing relating challenges, struggling with purpose/direction, dealing with anxiety, communication problems, parenting, struggling with substance misuse, or wanting to connect more deeply to self or others, you are not alone. We are here to help.
Offering video therapy sessions. Life is a journey. Sometimes at peaks and others valleys. In times of struggle, compassionate, effective therapy can help. If you're experiencing a life transition, struggling with isolation, depression, trauma, anxiety, sleep, having a hard time overcoming a life challenge, exploring spirituality or deeper meaning to life, feeling overly sensitive, experiencing relating challenges, struggling with purpose/direction, dealing with anxiety, communication problems, parenting, struggling with substance misuse, or wanting to connect more deeply to self or others, you are not alone. We are here to help.
(808) 725-2130 x2 View (808) 725-2130 x2
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Wendy Frashure Tresidder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753
Waitlist for new clients
*Offering phone and video sessions* Reaching out for help when we are suffering can be extremely difficult. It takes courage to seek out support when we are experiencing symptoms related to internal or external conflict. I believe our symptoms are gifts inviting us to explore more deeply our connection or lack thereof to ourselves and others and provide opportunity for growth. I see myself as a facilitator in your understanding of the meaning of these messages in order to enable healing. Sometimes these signs present themselves as uncomfortable or painful experiences such as shame, blame, loneliness, pain, anger and anxiety.
*Offering phone and video sessions* Reaching out for help when we are suffering can be extremely difficult. It takes courage to seek out support when we are experiencing symptoms related to internal or external conflict. I believe our symptoms are gifts inviting us to explore more deeply our connection or lack thereof to ourselves and others and provide opportunity for growth. I see myself as a facilitator in your understanding of the meaning of these messages in order to enable healing. Sometimes these signs present themselves as uncomfortable or painful experiences such as shame, blame, loneliness, pain, anger and anxiety.
(808) 201-1468 View (808) 201-1468
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Sarah Michelle Collins
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kihei, HI 96753
Stepping outside of your comfort zone and creating change takes courage. Whether you are grieving, experiencing stigma, emotional discomfort, or wanting to connect in a meaningful way, I will assist in guiding you toward healing on your path. If you are seeking clarification in your life, in a relationship, or struggling with anxiety, I will be present with you to address your conflicts head on and without judgment. I will work side-by-side with you to better help you discover and reach your personal goals.
Stepping outside of your comfort zone and creating change takes courage. Whether you are grieving, experiencing stigma, emotional discomfort, or wanting to connect in a meaningful way, I will assist in guiding you toward healing on your path. If you are seeking clarification in your life, in a relationship, or struggling with anxiety, I will be present with you to address your conflicts head on and without judgment. I will work side-by-side with you to better help you discover and reach your personal goals.
(808) 215-6325 View (808) 215-6325
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Nancy Morgan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kihei, HI 96753
I have worked with a broad spectrum of emotional problems that affect mental health and I have a perspective that includes the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit. I honor your uniqueness and approach this work together with curiosity. I am committed to providing a safe, respectful, empathic, nonjudgmental setting to explore your issues together. Distress can be lessened with effective strategies and new skills. My specialized, client-centered approach allows for a connection with my clients where there is a focus on insight, goals and change.
I have worked with a broad spectrum of emotional problems that affect mental health and I have a perspective that includes the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit. I honor your uniqueness and approach this work together with curiosity. I am committed to providing a safe, respectful, empathic, nonjudgmental setting to explore your issues together. Distress can be lessened with effective strategies and new skills. My specialized, client-centered approach allows for a connection with my clients where there is a focus on insight, goals and change.
(808) 518-2103 View (808) 518-2103
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Debbie Bayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753  (Online Only)
Addiction has the power to unravel families, leaving a trail of destruction. Our approach involves individualized and couples counseling tailored for issues such as substance abuse, sexual compulsion, infidelity, partner betrayal trauma, and the ripple effects on loved ones. We offer a compassionate and non-judgmental environment that nurtures healing and insight. With decades of experience, I understand the journey to recovery and am committed to guiding you and your loved ones toward a path of healing. No matter the crises you're facing, we're here to help you discover solutions. Feel free to reach out for a free consultation.
Addiction has the power to unravel families, leaving a trail of destruction. Our approach involves individualized and couples counseling tailored for issues such as substance abuse, sexual compulsion, infidelity, partner betrayal trauma, and the ripple effects on loved ones. We offer a compassionate and non-judgmental environment that nurtures healing and insight. With decades of experience, I understand the journey to recovery and am committed to guiding you and your loved ones toward a path of healing. No matter the crises you're facing, we're here to help you discover solutions. Feel free to reach out for a free consultation.
(808) 793-6984 View (808) 793-6984
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Marcie L Courter
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kihei, HI 96753
I am a licensed psychologist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have a person-centered approach to counseling that focuses on the biopsychosocial spiritual view of others. I practice from an integrative approach to diversity and multicultural aspects of treatment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an emphasis of treatment. I am a certified clinical trauma professional and a certified compassion fatigue specialist. I am also trained in CBT-I as well as play therapy. I can work with clients in person or via Thera-link an online platform.
I am a licensed psychologist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have a person-centered approach to counseling that focuses on the biopsychosocial spiritual view of others. I practice from an integrative approach to diversity and multicultural aspects of treatment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an emphasis of treatment. I am a certified clinical trauma professional and a certified compassion fatigue specialist. I am also trained in CBT-I as well as play therapy. I can work with clients in person or via Thera-link an online platform.
(808) 201-8152 View (808) 201-8152
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Angela Palaian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LLP
Verified Verified
Kihei, HI 96753  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself fascinated with personal growth and self-development? Do you want to better understand yourself so you can live your truth and show up more fully? Are you interested in deepening your relationships, learning to sit with discomfort, and communicate effectively in real time? Do you have tendency to self-abandon and people-please? Are you feeling the weight of pain and loneliness during this screen-heavy tech era? If so, you've come to the right place. Therapy can help with all this and more. Let's discuss your struggles in a safe, light-hearted space, and redirect your focus so that you can write your story anew.
Do you find yourself fascinated with personal growth and self-development? Do you want to better understand yourself so you can live your truth and show up more fully? Are you interested in deepening your relationships, learning to sit with discomfort, and communicate effectively in real time? Do you have tendency to self-abandon and people-please? Are you feeling the weight of pain and loneliness during this screen-heavy tech era? If so, you've come to the right place. Therapy can help with all this and more. Let's discuss your struggles in a safe, light-hearted space, and redirect your focus so that you can write your story anew.
(808) 757-7755 View (808) 757-7755

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 96753

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 96753 who prioritize treating:

82% Depression
80% Anxiety
77% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
66% Grief
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Hawaii Medical Services Association
65% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
61% University Health Alliance

How Therapists in 96753 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 96753?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.