Therapists in 97227

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Theresa Ferrante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97227  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, uncertain, or just plain stuck, you do not have to go it alone. I work with individuals and couples who are doing their best to navigate life's difficulties, but need some extra support to get through their current challenges. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore what is causing you to feel stuck and what would help you become "unstuck." I trust people’s inherent strength, and ability to bounce back from way more than we might imagine possible. I see myself as a supportive guide, facilitating a process of self inquiry, creating shared meaning, and making needed changes in life.
If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, uncertain, or just plain stuck, you do not have to go it alone. I work with individuals and couples who are doing their best to navigate life's difficulties, but need some extra support to get through their current challenges. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore what is causing you to feel stuck and what would help you become "unstuck." I trust people’s inherent strength, and ability to bounce back from way more than we might imagine possible. I see myself as a supportive guide, facilitating a process of self inquiry, creating shared meaning, and making needed changes in life.
(971) 224-7763 View (971) 224-7763
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Christy Blevins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist and offer individual therapy to adults. I specialize in working with clients who have difficulties related to the impact of stressful or traumatic events and have experience in evidence-based treatments for PTSD. I also help clients with anxiety and depression. Clients may have a specific goal for therapy or want to focus on personal growth. In all cases, I tailor my approach to best support clients in connecting with what matters most in their life. In the past 10 years, I have worked in a variety of settings and enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds.
I am a licensed psychologist and offer individual therapy to adults. I specialize in working with clients who have difficulties related to the impact of stressful or traumatic events and have experience in evidence-based treatments for PTSD. I also help clients with anxiety and depression. Clients may have a specific goal for therapy or want to focus on personal growth. In all cases, I tailor my approach to best support clients in connecting with what matters most in their life. In the past 10 years, I have worked in a variety of settings and enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds.
(971) 350-0900 View (971) 350-0900
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Dr. Richard Nalbandian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97227
Richard Nalbandian, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist as works with individuals located in OR and MA. Dr. Nalbandian has experience working with adults from various backgrounds on issues including anxiety, depression, grief, complex trauma, relationship struggles, family conflict, and personality troubles. He completed his internship and post-doctoral residency in Massachusetts as a fellow at the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University. Dr. Nalbandian has focused training in and provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. His therapeutic style is collaborative and relational.
Richard Nalbandian, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist as works with individuals located in OR and MA. Dr. Nalbandian has experience working with adults from various backgrounds on issues including anxiety, depression, grief, complex trauma, relationship struggles, family conflict, and personality troubles. He completed his internship and post-doctoral residency in Massachusetts as a fellow at the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University. Dr. Nalbandian has focused training in and provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. His therapeutic style is collaborative and relational.
(971) 299-2882 View (971) 299-2882
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Jane Heiy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients- Welcome! I am Jane Heiy. I am a Licensed Psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In my work in mental health, I am ever hopeful and confident that with work, the right therapeutic relationship, and time, huge changes can be made. It is witnessing these transformative changes again and again that keeps me deeply invested in supporting clients to improve their wellbeing and enrichment in life. I view my role as both a collaborator and a guide. I believe that the people I work with know themselves best and trust the wisdom that each client brings of personal circumstances and experience.
Not accepting new clients- Welcome! I am Jane Heiy. I am a Licensed Psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In my work in mental health, I am ever hopeful and confident that with work, the right therapeutic relationship, and time, huge changes can be made. It is witnessing these transformative changes again and again that keeps me deeply invested in supporting clients to improve their wellbeing and enrichment in life. I view my role as both a collaborator and a guide. I believe that the people I work with know themselves best and trust the wisdom that each client brings of personal circumstances and experience.
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Claire Colaco, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97227
My first job as a therapist is to listen and understand. Deep listening is a time honored tradition and fundamental to healing. I strive to create a safe and nurturing relationship with clients that is a source of comfort and inspiration. Clients inspire me too! I practice spiritually grounded psychotherapy. This means I see life's challenges as, fundamentally, opportunities to grow spiritually and as a whole person. To me, the process of healing is beautiful and miraculous, something that gives us glimpses of a benevolent force much greater than ourselves.
My first job as a therapist is to listen and understand. Deep listening is a time honored tradition and fundamental to healing. I strive to create a safe and nurturing relationship with clients that is a source of comfort and inspiration. Clients inspire me too! I practice spiritually grounded psychotherapy. This means I see life's challenges as, fundamentally, opportunities to grow spiritually and as a whole person. To me, the process of healing is beautiful and miraculous, something that gives us glimpses of a benevolent force much greater than ourselves.
(971) 340-2718 View (971) 340-2718
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Michele Rainier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified
Portland, OR 97227  (Online Only)
You’re trying your best to hold it all together but right now you feel exhausted, overwhelmed and stuck. You are struggling to find meaning and unsure of what to do next. You’ve done everything you “should” be doing but your life isn’t unfolding in the way that you hoped it would. You feel unmotivated, disengaged from life, unsatisfied, uninspired and inhibited. Perhaps you secretly wonder if you’re a bad person or if something is wrong with you. You’re not sure exactly why you feel this way. It doesn’t add up for you. To complicate things further, you beat yourself up for not feeling the way that you think you should.
You’re trying your best to hold it all together but right now you feel exhausted, overwhelmed and stuck. You are struggling to find meaning and unsure of what to do next. You’ve done everything you “should” be doing but your life isn’t unfolding in the way that you hoped it would. You feel unmotivated, disengaged from life, unsatisfied, uninspired and inhibited. Perhaps you secretly wonder if you’re a bad person or if something is wrong with you. You’re not sure exactly why you feel this way. It doesn’t add up for you. To complicate things further, you beat yourself up for not feeling the way that you think you should.
(971) 260-4256 View (971) 260-4256
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Kyong Yi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
Anxiety, trauma, feelings of worthlessness, depression and a host of other health and mental health challenges peel away at our ability to connect with others. It leaves us feeling alone, lost, powerless and hopeless. Studies have shown that the power of connection is an essential component to a long and meaningful life. So many times, our fears and thoughts that we are not enough, we will be rejected, and that we are invisible trap us in internal suffering. It can feel like we are watching life happen around us from behind a glass window, longing to join but with no way of breaking through.
Anxiety, trauma, feelings of worthlessness, depression and a host of other health and mental health challenges peel away at our ability to connect with others. It leaves us feeling alone, lost, powerless and hopeless. Studies have shown that the power of connection is an essential component to a long and meaningful life. So many times, our fears and thoughts that we are not enough, we will be rejected, and that we are invisible trap us in internal suffering. It can feel like we are watching life happen around us from behind a glass window, longing to join but with no way of breaking through.
(503) 281-4852 View (503) 281-4852
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Kati Lear
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
How do you speak to yourself when you’re going through a hard time? Is your tone that of a loving friend, or do you tend to beat yourself up or numb what you’re feeling? Through no fault of our own, many of us grew up learning to do the latter. Yet, when life’s challenges hit – disappointment, grief, trauma - this way of showing up to our pain can leave us feeling even more confused, stuck, and alone. That’s why I am passionate about helping people adopt a kinder stance toward their suffering and create connection and authenticity in their relationships.
How do you speak to yourself when you’re going through a hard time? Is your tone that of a loving friend, or do you tend to beat yourself up or numb what you’re feeling? Through no fault of our own, many of us grew up learning to do the latter. Yet, when life’s challenges hit – disappointment, grief, trauma - this way of showing up to our pain can leave us feeling even more confused, stuck, and alone. That’s why I am passionate about helping people adopt a kinder stance toward their suffering and create connection and authenticity in their relationships.
(971) 232-3686 View (971) 232-3686
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Priyadarshani (Priya) Loess
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Portland, OR 97227  (Online Only)
Life can be incredibly painful at times. It is helpful to have someone in our corner, who will support and validate, as well as guide and challenge when necessary. My aim is to help you see yourself not as flawed or broken, but as worthy of compassion and acceptance. I can help you work through recovery from sexual assault and trauma, depression, body image concerns, exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, cultivating healthy relationships, social anxiety, navigating culture and sense of self, coping with pet loss, life transitions, and understanding, regulating, and managing emotions
Life can be incredibly painful at times. It is helpful to have someone in our corner, who will support and validate, as well as guide and challenge when necessary. My aim is to help you see yourself not as flawed or broken, but as worthy of compassion and acceptance. I can help you work through recovery from sexual assault and trauma, depression, body image concerns, exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, cultivating healthy relationships, social anxiety, navigating culture and sense of self, coping with pet loss, life transitions, and understanding, regulating, and managing emotions
(971) 252-7097 View (971) 252-7097
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Jane Plagge
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97227
Not accepting new clients
I’ve made my work helping individuals navigate how to connect and reclaim parts of themselves they may have thought were lost to anxiety, stress, low motivation, depression, chronic pain, or anger and resentment. We are all human and none of us choose hardship, and yet we still experience it. Distress and pain are part of the human experience. It’s what we do with these experiences that is important. I work with my clients to help them find their way through life’s obstacles and make change that is consistent with their values – what really matters to them.
I’ve made my work helping individuals navigate how to connect and reclaim parts of themselves they may have thought were lost to anxiety, stress, low motivation, depression, chronic pain, or anger and resentment. We are all human and none of us choose hardship, and yet we still experience it. Distress and pain are part of the human experience. It’s what we do with these experiences that is important. I work with my clients to help them find their way through life’s obstacles and make change that is consistent with their values – what really matters to them.
(971) 351-2140 View (971) 351-2140
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Black On The Couch, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97227  (Online Only)
Greetings! I am Vyshika M. Willis, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to fostering healing and growth, with a deep commitment to providing compassionate and culturally sensitive counseling. I understand the significance of finding a safe, inclusive, and understanding space to freely explore your thoughts and emotions. Drawing from systems theory, I help clients uncover patterns, dynamics, and interconnections within their lives. This approach empowers clients to make meaningful changes that extend beyond the therapy room.
Greetings! I am Vyshika M. Willis, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to fostering healing and growth, with a deep commitment to providing compassionate and culturally sensitive counseling. I understand the significance of finding a safe, inclusive, and understanding space to freely explore your thoughts and emotions. Drawing from systems theory, I help clients uncover patterns, dynamics, and interconnections within their lives. This approach empowers clients to make meaningful changes that extend beyond the therapy room.
(971) 999-3643 View (971) 999-3643
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Robert Socherman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
I think of my approach to helping people as a collaborative and educational one. Most people who come in for therapy are wanting to make a change in their lives but are struggling in some manor. I feel that the best way to implement change is through one's thoughts (cognitions), feelings, and behaviors-this kind of approach is known as Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT). A person needs to welcome the challenges and opportunities in his or her life with a clear and calm mind - These are the cognitive and behavioral aspects of CBT.
I think of my approach to helping people as a collaborative and educational one. Most people who come in for therapy are wanting to make a change in their lives but are struggling in some manor. I feel that the best way to implement change is through one's thoughts (cognitions), feelings, and behaviors-this kind of approach is known as Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT). A person needs to welcome the challenges and opportunities in his or her life with a clear and calm mind - These are the cognitive and behavioral aspects of CBT.
(503) 218-3970 View (503) 218-3970
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Jason Feinberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
It can be incredibly difficult to live a fulfilling life when your mind seems to be working against you. Most of the people I work with struggle with repetitive and unwanted thoughts, images, and emotions. As a result, their lives have unintentionally become more focused on avoiding certain thoughts or feelings and less focused on connecting with their loved ones, values, and life goals. As a therapist, I find it incredibly rewarding to help people learn and practice effective strategies that get them back to doing more of what gives their lives meaning.
It can be incredibly difficult to live a fulfilling life when your mind seems to be working against you. Most of the people I work with struggle with repetitive and unwanted thoughts, images, and emotions. As a result, their lives have unintentionally become more focused on avoiding certain thoughts or feelings and less focused on connecting with their loved ones, values, and life goals. As a therapist, I find it incredibly rewarding to help people learn and practice effective strategies that get them back to doing more of what gives their lives meaning.
(971) 290-5046 View (971) 290-5046
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Brian Pilecki
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97227  (Online Only)
While some people seek therapy to address a specific problem such as anxiety or depression, others use therapy as an aid for personal growth, learning about themselves, or reaching their full potential. You may feel stuck and unsure of how to break out of old habits or rigid thought patterns. Therapy can help give you a vision and the necessary tools to move from living to thriving. I want clients to feel free to be themselves and get in touch with what matters most. Built on a safe and trusting relationship, we can work together to achieve your goals and help you life a rewarding and meaningful life.
While some people seek therapy to address a specific problem such as anxiety or depression, others use therapy as an aid for personal growth, learning about themselves, or reaching their full potential. You may feel stuck and unsure of how to break out of old habits or rigid thought patterns. Therapy can help give you a vision and the necessary tools to move from living to thriving. I want clients to feel free to be themselves and get in touch with what matters most. Built on a safe and trusting relationship, we can work together to achieve your goals and help you life a rewarding and meaningful life.
(971) 351-2966 View (971) 351-2966
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Teresa Zahariades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
Not accepting new clients
It is time. You are experiencing an internal nudge to examine your life. You want results- to feel more alive, awake and connected to yourself and a life congruent with what matters to you. You want to rediscover (or find for the first time) the best version of yourself. Our sessions will focus on what it means to feel content, aware, fulfilled and live an intentional life. The potential is wired within you. The transformational process has already started as you search for the right match. I provide uniquely focused and steady guidance for you to better understand yourself and live life differently. Contact me to start.
It is time. You are experiencing an internal nudge to examine your life. You want results- to feel more alive, awake and connected to yourself and a life congruent with what matters to you. You want to rediscover (or find for the first time) the best version of yourself. Our sessions will focus on what it means to feel content, aware, fulfilled and live an intentional life. The potential is wired within you. The transformational process has already started as you search for the right match. I provide uniquely focused and steady guidance for you to better understand yourself and live life differently. Contact me to start.
(971) 315-4922 View (971) 315-4922
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Daniel Maher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97227  (Online Only)
Many people come to therapy seeking relief from painful symptoms, relationship issues and self-defeating patterns. They may feel alone and isolated in their suffering. I work to create a safe, respectful and supportive environment that alleviates aloneness and facilitates connection, healing and positive change. My style is relational, warm and forthright. My clients achieve more than just symptom relief -- they also grow in their capacity to feel safe and connected with others, and they experience improved self-esteem and identity.
Many people come to therapy seeking relief from painful symptoms, relationship issues and self-defeating patterns. They may feel alone and isolated in their suffering. I work to create a safe, respectful and supportive environment that alleviates aloneness and facilitates connection, healing and positive change. My style is relational, warm and forthright. My clients achieve more than just symptom relief -- they also grow in their capacity to feel safe and connected with others, and they experience improved self-esteem and identity.
(503) 382-8626 View (503) 382-8626
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Dr. Jenna LeJeune
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97227
I provide focused, time-limited psychotherapy for individuals who are stuck and who want to make changes in their lives. This approach allows my clients to make real and impactful changes over a relatively short period of time. My commitment is to help the people I work with live lives that are more meaningful and fulfilling. I utilize empirically supported treatments, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an evidence-based therapy. Most importantly, I strive to always treat clients with dignity, respect, and compassion as I work to help them create for themselves the kind of meaningful life they desire.
I provide focused, time-limited psychotherapy for individuals who are stuck and who want to make changes in their lives. This approach allows my clients to make real and impactful changes over a relatively short period of time. My commitment is to help the people I work with live lives that are more meaningful and fulfilling. I utilize empirically supported treatments, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an evidence-based therapy. Most importantly, I strive to always treat clients with dignity, respect, and compassion as I work to help them create for themselves the kind of meaningful life they desire.
(971) 224-7639 View (971) 224-7639
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Katie A Diershaw
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
Waitlist for new clients
Not taking new clients until Sept 2023. Therapy is an inherently collaborative process. Effective therapy begins by building a foundation of trust, understanding, and compassion. I see my clients as experts on their experience, their values, and their goals. My role is to work with individuals to identify and develop creative strategies, tools, insights, etc., to support their growth and healing. As an integrative therapist, my work is primarily based in Gestalt, CBT/DBT, Mindfulness-based therapies, and is neuropsychologically informed. My work is grounded in feminist/intersectional frameworks with an emphasis on cultural humility.
Not taking new clients until Sept 2023. Therapy is an inherently collaborative process. Effective therapy begins by building a foundation of trust, understanding, and compassion. I see my clients as experts on their experience, their values, and their goals. My role is to work with individuals to identify and develop creative strategies, tools, insights, etc., to support their growth and healing. As an integrative therapist, my work is primarily based in Gestalt, CBT/DBT, Mindfulness-based therapies, and is neuropsychologically informed. My work is grounded in feminist/intersectional frameworks with an emphasis on cultural humility.
(971) 803-5804 View (971) 803-5804
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John Breivogel
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, CRC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97227
I provide counseling services for individuals in Portland, OR and surrounding areas offering telehealth counseling. I also offer both virtual and in-person options in Salem OR. My goal is to connect with clients at their current emotional state, offering empathy and compassion, while simultaneously offering motivation and support. You are the one that knows you best, and I strive to help you learn how to best engage with the self and utilize that knowledge. I aspire to help individuals learn to identify emotional and behavioral patterns that may be hindering a fulfilling life.
I provide counseling services for individuals in Portland, OR and surrounding areas offering telehealth counseling. I also offer both virtual and in-person options in Salem OR. My goal is to connect with clients at their current emotional state, offering empathy and compassion, while simultaneously offering motivation and support. You are the one that knows you best, and I strive to help you learn how to best engage with the self and utilize that knowledge. I aspire to help individuals learn to identify emotional and behavioral patterns that may be hindering a fulfilling life.
(503) 676-5419 View (503) 676-5419
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Carrie Love
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
Waitlist for new clients
If you have wondered why your infant or child: does not bond or connect with you, has behavior problems, does not respect you, seems angry or withdrawn, has temper tantrums often, has excessive or no energy, is vindictive, is not connected with the family, or you ask yourself am I a good parent? Then please seek my support. As a young adult, do you feel: anxious, often worried, rejected, withdrawn, sad, depressed, or discriminated against? If so, please seek my support. Please come Talk With Love!
If you have wondered why your infant or child: does not bond or connect with you, has behavior problems, does not respect you, seems angry or withdrawn, has temper tantrums often, has excessive or no energy, is vindictive, is not connected with the family, or you ask yourself am I a good parent? Then please seek my support. As a young adult, do you feel: anxious, often worried, rejected, withdrawn, sad, depressed, or discriminated against? If so, please seek my support. Please come Talk With Love!
(971) 265-6157 View (971) 265-6157

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 97227

50+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 97227 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% PacificSource
41% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
33% Aetna

How Therapists in 97227 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
30% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97227?

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.