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Johanna Courtleigh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Most of us grew up learning who we were somehow wasn't quite okay. To cope and survive, we adopted a false self to gain the approval of others and minimize the pain we were in. Healing is the process of recovering the true self, so we can begin to live authentically and thrive. As you become aware of and reclaim the parts of yourself that you have repressed, numbed or disowned, you are able to move toward a deeper sense of self-love, awareness, personal empowerment, ease and integrity--internally, and in your relationships with others.
Most of us grew up learning who we were somehow wasn't quite okay. To cope and survive, we adopted a false self to gain the approval of others and minimize the pain we were in. Healing is the process of recovering the true self, so we can begin to live authentically and thrive. As you become aware of and reclaim the parts of yourself that you have repressed, numbed or disowned, you are able to move toward a deeper sense of self-love, awareness, personal empowerment, ease and integrity--internally, and in your relationships with others.
(503) 567-4617 View (503) 567-4617
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Sharon Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Have you reached a crossroads in life? Has the comfort of the status quo shifted and left you feeling out-of-sorts? Perhaps you're burned out at work, overwhelmed by family obligations, or in a relationship that's run its course. These are just a few examples of life transitions that can leave you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious or lost.
Have you reached a crossroads in life? Has the comfort of the status quo shifted and left you feeling out-of-sorts? Perhaps you're burned out at work, overwhelmed by family obligations, or in a relationship that's run its course. These are just a few examples of life transitions that can leave you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious or lost.
(503) 980-1229 View (503) 980-1229
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Larry Conner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Over the last 36 years I have been grateful to be able to help many people with the anxieties of life. I have also helped to resolve couples' conflict, to heal guilt and shame, to manage loss, to heal relationships with living or deceased parents, and to lighten spiritual burdens. A good portion of my practice has been focused on long term recovery from addictions to alcohol, drugs, or sex. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, grief, ADD, OCD, trauma, and divorce, and I provide counseling for family-owned businesses. Please read more about my approach to counseling at www.larryconnercounseling.com.
Over the last 36 years I have been grateful to be able to help many people with the anxieties of life. I have also helped to resolve couples' conflict, to heal guilt and shame, to manage loss, to heal relationships with living or deceased parents, and to lighten spiritual burdens. A good portion of my practice has been focused on long term recovery from addictions to alcohol, drugs, or sex. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, grief, ADD, OCD, trauma, and divorce, and I provide counseling for family-owned businesses. Please read more about my approach to counseling at www.larryconnercounseling.com.
(503) 446-1184 View (503) 446-1184
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Marina Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Accepting clients in January. Anxiety, depression, shame, stress, overwhelm, or burn out are some normal responses to life challenges. As social beings, we benefit deeply from supportive people and environments that assist us in uncovering and integrating the wisdom of our minds, bodies and emotions to return to our essential selves--the part that is unshaped by adaptation to difficult experiences. It is my honor to be present and help facilitate people finding their inner strengths, true self, abilities and qualities they didn't fully realize they own as they release the negative effects of the past.
Accepting clients in January. Anxiety, depression, shame, stress, overwhelm, or burn out are some normal responses to life challenges. As social beings, we benefit deeply from supportive people and environments that assist us in uncovering and integrating the wisdom of our minds, bodies and emotions to return to our essential selves--the part that is unshaped by adaptation to difficult experiences. It is my honor to be present and help facilitate people finding their inner strengths, true self, abilities and qualities they didn't fully realize they own as they release the negative effects of the past.
(503) 201-7502 View (503) 201-7502
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Westlake Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA MFT, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
I often hear: "If only we could communicate better, the simplest of discussions become arguments." "I had an affair, I was so stupid, can you help me to heal my relationship?" "My spouse had an affair, I am devastated, I don't know if I should leave or stay?" "I told my spouse everything and the affair is over, why can't we just move on?" If any of these quotes sound true for you, I want you to know that you can learn to reduce conflicts to rebuild trust and intimacy; you can heal and repair your relationship after regrettable incidents, infidelities/affairs.
I often hear: "If only we could communicate better, the simplest of discussions become arguments." "I had an affair, I was so stupid, can you help me to heal my relationship?" "My spouse had an affair, I am devastated, I don't know if I should leave or stay?" "I told my spouse everything and the affair is over, why can't we just move on?" If any of these quotes sound true for you, I want you to know that you can learn to reduce conflicts to rebuild trust and intimacy; you can heal and repair your relationship after regrettable incidents, infidelities/affairs.
(503) 897-1974 View (503) 897-1974
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George A Howard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there! I'm so glad you're here. You've taken the first step towards a happier and healthier life. Are you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or unhappy with your current situation? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, trauma, ADHD, or self-defeating behaviors? Do you want to make positive changes in your life, but you feel stuck, weighed down, or unsure? If you are looking for a caring, experienced therapist who can provide you with a safe, supportive, professional space where you can explore your challenges, strengths, and goals - you have come to the right place.
Hi there! I'm so glad you're here. You've taken the first step towards a happier and healthier life. Are you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or unhappy with your current situation? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, trauma, ADHD, or self-defeating behaviors? Do you want to make positive changes in your life, but you feel stuck, weighed down, or unsure? If you are looking for a caring, experienced therapist who can provide you with a safe, supportive, professional space where you can explore your challenges, strengths, and goals - you have come to the right place.
(503) 272-6239 View (503) 272-6239
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Dr. Heidi Christensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADCI
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Intimacy, creativity, and feelings are essential aspects of nourishment when we are experiencing troubling times in our lives. The symptoms we experience such as depression, anxiety, or relationship challenges are often directing our attention to deeper meaning and understanding of ourselves. In my work with individuals and couples, we are often engaged in relationship and intimacy concerns and exploring ways to heal and experience self-love and self-trust. We all have survival, coping, and healing abilities that can help us grow and thrive under many circumstances. Sometimes assistance is needed to help these abilities develop.
Intimacy, creativity, and feelings are essential aspects of nourishment when we are experiencing troubling times in our lives. The symptoms we experience such as depression, anxiety, or relationship challenges are often directing our attention to deeper meaning and understanding of ourselves. In my work with individuals and couples, we are often engaged in relationship and intimacy concerns and exploring ways to heal and experience self-love and self-trust. We all have survival, coping, and healing abilities that can help us grow and thrive under many circumstances. Sometimes assistance is needed to help these abilities develop.
(971) 302-4058 View (971) 302-4058
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Nurturing Navigation LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
My name is Jessica Morgenthaler. I have experience as a wellness coach and have been supporting individuals, couples, and communities for many years. I want to create a collaborative healing journey with trust, intention, and open communication. I am familiar with: trauma, relationship dynamics (including ethical non-monogamy), body positivity, sex positivity, and neurodivergence. I strive to be culturally sensitive and wish to serve those who do not feel supported in mainstream spaces. I want to help empower you to drive your personal growth.
My name is Jessica Morgenthaler. I have experience as a wellness coach and have been supporting individuals, couples, and communities for many years. I want to create a collaborative healing journey with trust, intention, and open communication. I am familiar with: trauma, relationship dynamics (including ethical non-monogamy), body positivity, sex positivity, and neurodivergence. I strive to be culturally sensitive and wish to serve those who do not feel supported in mainstream spaces. I want to help empower you to drive your personal growth.
(503) 675-2830 View (503) 675-2830
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Paige McIlraith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Are you, your family, or your children struggling? Are you looking for additional support? I provide nurturing, customized, and effective psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults. I offer in person and tele-health. I offer play therapy in a room dedicated to children and adolescents. Clients tell me they experience full acceptance, empathy, and positive change in our work together. We find glimmers of hope, and strategies for change to make life better for you, your child, or your family. I look forward to hearing from you!
Are you, your family, or your children struggling? Are you looking for additional support? I provide nurturing, customized, and effective psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults. I offer in person and tele-health. I offer play therapy in a room dedicated to children and adolescents. Clients tell me they experience full acceptance, empathy, and positive change in our work together. We find glimmers of hope, and strategies for change to make life better for you, your child, or your family. I look forward to hearing from you!
(503) 994-1112 View (503) 994-1112
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Goali Saedi Bocci
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Having trained at Notre Dame, UC Berkeley and Stanford, I bring rigorous scientific expertise into my clinical work with adolescents (ages 14-24), college students, and women. I assist clients with a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, vocational or academic concerns, ADHD, relationship concerns, eating disorders, perfectionism, life transitions, multicultural and identity concerns, as well as family of origin challenges. I often work with high-achieving individuals who find themselves looking for practical solutions to the barriers that impede their success.
Having trained at Notre Dame, UC Berkeley and Stanford, I bring rigorous scientific expertise into my clinical work with adolescents (ages 14-24), college students, and women. I assist clients with a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, vocational or academic concerns, ADHD, relationship concerns, eating disorders, perfectionism, life transitions, multicultural and identity concerns, as well as family of origin challenges. I often work with high-achieving individuals who find themselves looking for practical solutions to the barriers that impede their success.
(520) 438-6429 View (520) 438-6429
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Chynna Springer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, CADCI
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you want to improve your quality of life? Are symptoms of stress, anxiety, or depression preventing you from living your life to its fullest potential? Do you feel trapped in an unhealthy relationship? Are you overwhelmed, burnt out, or juggling multiple roles? Counseling can support you through these challenges! I will create a safe therapeutic environment where you can be heard, feel understood, and work towards positive growth. You will learn practical tools to reach your goals based on your individual needs. I approach counseling from a client-driven and strengths-based perspective.
Do you want to improve your quality of life? Are symptoms of stress, anxiety, or depression preventing you from living your life to its fullest potential? Do you feel trapped in an unhealthy relationship? Are you overwhelmed, burnt out, or juggling multiple roles? Counseling can support you through these challenges! I will create a safe therapeutic environment where you can be heard, feel understood, and work towards positive growth. You will learn practical tools to reach your goals based on your individual needs. I approach counseling from a client-driven and strengths-based perspective.
(503) 455-7348 View (503) 455-7348
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Lynae Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I believe that we all experience struggles in life, both within ourselves and through challenging circumstances. These struggles can result in trauma, anxiety, depression, brain and body changes, influence our sense of self-worth, identity, belief in our abilities, the world around us, and otherwise limit us . So often, these struggles can impact our relationships, career, and long-term well-being. Clients who want to address these, and other, concerns head on in a supportive manner with a trauma lens and utilize treatment guided by science and a neuro-biological approach would enjoy my approach to therapy.
I believe that we all experience struggles in life, both within ourselves and through challenging circumstances. These struggles can result in trauma, anxiety, depression, brain and body changes, influence our sense of self-worth, identity, belief in our abilities, the world around us, and otherwise limit us . So often, these struggles can impact our relationships, career, and long-term well-being. Clients who want to address these, and other, concerns head on in a supportive manner with a trauma lens and utilize treatment guided by science and a neuro-biological approach would enjoy my approach to therapy.
(458) 218-8364 View (458) 218-8364
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Gregory R. Culver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
My goal is to provide a supportive environment and to establish a working relationship with individuals and families seeking strategies to improve their overall sense of well-being and daily functioning. In our first appointment, we will work to identify current concerns and learn skills to help address stress, anxiety, mood, motivation, problem solving and improved communication. Over time, I hope that clients will gain insight into the origins of current issues, develop an array of useful coping and interpersonal skills and more adaptive thought processes to create lasting and positive changes.
My goal is to provide a supportive environment and to establish a working relationship with individuals and families seeking strategies to improve their overall sense of well-being and daily functioning. In our first appointment, we will work to identify current concerns and learn skills to help address stress, anxiety, mood, motivation, problem solving and improved communication. Over time, I hope that clients will gain insight into the origins of current issues, develop an array of useful coping and interpersonal skills and more adaptive thought processes to create lasting and positive changes.
(503) 694-4695 View (503) 694-4695
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James Thatcher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Working with children, teens, young adults, and families has been a passion and a trained specialty of mine for over 10 years. I have experience in working with individuals and their families in dealing with substance abuse, grief, neurodevelopmental issues (autism), behavioral problems, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, along with other challenges of day-to-day living. If seeking an autism, psychological or academic assessment, I provide a full battery of testing, complete evaluation report, feedback session, and any necessary follow-up to ensure you get the resources your family needs.
Working with children, teens, young adults, and families has been a passion and a trained specialty of mine for over 10 years. I have experience in working with individuals and their families in dealing with substance abuse, grief, neurodevelopmental issues (autism), behavioral problems, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, along with other challenges of day-to-day living. If seeking an autism, psychological or academic assessment, I provide a full battery of testing, complete evaluation report, feedback session, and any necessary follow-up to ensure you get the resources your family needs.
(503) 447-8913 View (503) 447-8913
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Clackamas Counseling Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
We are a small group practice of three experienced therapist. We provide a warm, validating and supportive approach to therapy. We will be there to support and encourage you. We believe you will experience healing, growth and change. We know it takes courage to take that first step and we are committed to partnering with you on your healing journey. We are dedicated to you and your healing!
We are a small group practice of three experienced therapist. We provide a warm, validating and supportive approach to therapy. We will be there to support and encourage you. We believe you will experience healing, growth and change. We know it takes courage to take that first step and we are committed to partnering with you on your healing journey. We are dedicated to you and your healing!
(503) 436-6555 View (503) 436-6555
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Genevieve Payne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I'm a therapist with a real passion for working with women during difficult transitions such as going to college, experiencing heartbreak, becoming pregnant, learning how to be a parent, and separation and divorce. During these times, we discover reserves of inner strength that we never knew we had. If we can open ourselves up to new ways of interacting with painful experiences, it can unlock the door to honest and vulnerable communication and a greater capacity for love. I treat a variety of traumas including acute trauma, childhood or attachment trauma, sexual trauma, and medical trauma.
I'm a therapist with a real passion for working with women during difficult transitions such as going to college, experiencing heartbreak, becoming pregnant, learning how to be a parent, and separation and divorce. During these times, we discover reserves of inner strength that we never knew we had. If we can open ourselves up to new ways of interacting with painful experiences, it can unlock the door to honest and vulnerable communication and a greater capacity for love. I treat a variety of traumas including acute trauma, childhood or attachment trauma, sexual trauma, and medical trauma.
(503) 678-9275 View (503) 678-9275
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Dr. Margaret Burkes
ND
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Managing ADHD can taxing. That’s why, as a naturopathic physician, I provide clear, effective, and natural solutions to help children hone their high energy, make better behavior choices, and improve their focus in school and at home. So you can stress less, reclaim energy for yourself and your family, and transform chaos into calm.
Managing ADHD can taxing. That’s why, as a naturopathic physician, I provide clear, effective, and natural solutions to help children hone their high energy, make better behavior choices, and improve their focus in school and at home. So you can stress less, reclaim energy for yourself and your family, and transform chaos into calm.
(503) 461-8454 View (503) 461-8454
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Robert B Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADCIII, MA
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I enjoy working with people who seek both short term solution-focused therapy and those who choose to pursue longer term goals of personality change in the context of depth psychology. There are truly many paths to achieving significant relief from symptoms of loss, depression, and anxiety or a change in one's personal situation. I view the therapeutic journey as Herodotus understood the original meaning of the word history (historous): not as a noun (i.e. a fixed thing) but a verb: literally to go and find out for one's self.
I enjoy working with people who seek both short term solution-focused therapy and those who choose to pursue longer term goals of personality change in the context of depth psychology. There are truly many paths to achieving significant relief from symptoms of loss, depression, and anxiety or a change in one's personal situation. I view the therapeutic journey as Herodotus understood the original meaning of the word history (historous): not as a noun (i.e. a fixed thing) but a verb: literally to go and find out for one's self.
(503) 622-8178 View (503) 622-8178
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Caroline McGrath
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Embracing a collaborative approach that seamlessly integrates Therapy, Trauma-Informed Breathwork, and Jungian Coaching, I support individuals as they journey through life's peaks, valleys, and transitions. My guidance extends to various areas such as managing school and career-related stress, navigating the intricate web of friendships and family dynamics, coping with divorce, addressing life and career transitions, and guiding you through your unique and profound healing journey. Within this safe and non-judgmental space, I empower you to cultivate a profound sense of self as you embark on your transformative path.
Embracing a collaborative approach that seamlessly integrates Therapy, Trauma-Informed Breathwork, and Jungian Coaching, I support individuals as they journey through life's peaks, valleys, and transitions. My guidance extends to various areas such as managing school and career-related stress, navigating the intricate web of friendships and family dynamics, coping with divorce, addressing life and career transitions, and guiding you through your unique and profound healing journey. Within this safe and non-judgmental space, I empower you to cultivate a profound sense of self as you embark on your transformative path.
(503) 822-6683 View (503) 822-6683
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Joseph C Schutte
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Our lives are filled with relationships: friendship, significant other, parent, child, intimate partner, etc. When our relationships are struggle, so do other areas of life. Frequently, feelings of depression, anger, or stress coincide with disconnection of a significant, meaningful relationship. This feeling of disconnection is threatening and scary; allowing for thoughts of abandonment, and feeling alone. Unfortunately, this results in an increased feeling of disconnection in our most important relationships.
Our lives are filled with relationships: friendship, significant other, parent, child, intimate partner, etc. When our relationships are struggle, so do other areas of life. Frequently, feelings of depression, anger, or stress coincide with disconnection of a significant, meaningful relationship. This feeling of disconnection is threatening and scary; allowing for thoughts of abandonment, and feeling alone. Unfortunately, this results in an increased feeling of disconnection in our most important relationships.
(503) 451-6702 View (503) 451-6702
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 97035

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 97035 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Stress
71% Coping Skills
68% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% PacificSource
50% Aetna
46% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 97035 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97035?

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.