Therapists in Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK

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Mind Matters Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
Medical challenges present many problems--sleep deprivation, implementing nutritional requirements, and family members unable to understand your medical challenges and pain. I offer several forms of therapy, based on preference. I have developed protocols based on a decade of research to help you manage your anxiety, depression, pain perception, and sleep and nutritional behaviors. Protocols help with medically-induced PTSD. Critical thinking protocols help make medical decisions when you are feeling overwhelmed but must choose from more than one recommendation. The shared practice model offers multiple skill sets.
Medical challenges present many problems--sleep deprivation, implementing nutritional requirements, and family members unable to understand your medical challenges and pain. I offer several forms of therapy, based on preference. I have developed protocols based on a decade of research to help you manage your anxiety, depression, pain perception, and sleep and nutritional behaviors. Protocols help with medically-induced PTSD. Critical thinking protocols help make medical decisions when you are feeling overwhelmed but must choose from more than one recommendation. The shared practice model offers multiple skill sets.
(907) 202-6448 View (907) 202-6448
Photo of Jeanie Winstrom, Licensed Professional Counselor in Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK
Jeanie Winstrom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
As a licensed mental health therapist with many years of experience, I empower clients to help them realize the lives they desire and goals they dream. If you are looking for a safe virtual therapeutic space to explore issues, gain insight, remove blocks, and move towards a healthier, more joyful and fulfilling life, you’re in the right place. Because every client is unique, I use a collaborative therapeutic approach to help you find the solutions that work best for your life and circumstances.
As a licensed mental health therapist with many years of experience, I empower clients to help them realize the lives they desire and goals they dream. If you are looking for a safe virtual therapeutic space to explore issues, gain insight, remove blocks, and move towards a healthier, more joyful and fulfilling life, you’re in the right place. Because every client is unique, I use a collaborative therapeutic approach to help you find the solutions that work best for your life and circumstances.
(866) 990-3551 View (866) 990-3551
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Catherine Holt, LPC-S, RPT-S
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-S, MSCP, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508  (Online Only)
Therapy promises a unique experience where you can feel known and understood in a safe and accepting place. We each deserve to know what it feels like to be supported, and together, you will discover the power of self-fulfilling prophecy and restructure fear-based thinking to positive and self affirming messages that will propel your life forward. I am here for you to explore the areas of life that are holding you back and with renewed confidence, branch out to new and exciting journeys. If you are seeking a supervisor for your professional counselor license or play therapy registration, I am here for you as well.
Therapy promises a unique experience where you can feel known and understood in a safe and accepting place. We each deserve to know what it feels like to be supported, and together, you will discover the power of self-fulfilling prophecy and restructure fear-based thinking to positive and self affirming messages that will propel your life forward. I am here for you to explore the areas of life that are holding you back and with renewed confidence, branch out to new and exciting journeys. If you are seeking a supervisor for your professional counselor license or play therapy registration, I am here for you as well.
(907) 891-8973 View (907) 891-8973
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Judy Harun
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
I work with clients as a supportive and empowering partner in their life journey while they work to find their paths, healing, and purpose. Instead of finding solutions for the problems that bring them to therapy, I work to empower them so that they learn to  find solutions for themselves. To treat each client with the utmost respect, unconditional positive regard, and nonjudgmental manner is something I strive to do. I integrate both traditional and modern theoretical approaches to mental health therapy as well as various techniques from across various models.
I work with clients as a supportive and empowering partner in their life journey while they work to find their paths, healing, and purpose. Instead of finding solutions for the problems that bring them to therapy, I work to empower them so that they learn to  find solutions for themselves. To treat each client with the utmost respect, unconditional positive regard, and nonjudgmental manner is something I strive to do. I integrate both traditional and modern theoretical approaches to mental health therapy as well as various techniques from across various models.
(888) 557-8063 View (888) 557-8063
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Howard Chaitoff
PA
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
Howard Chaitoff came to Alaska in 1987 and served as a medical service specialist at Eielson AFB. He then went on to pursue a Bachelors of Sciences degree from the Universtiy of Alaska Anchorage, graduating in 1991. He was awarded a Wellcome pharmaceutical grant in 1996 to study clinical cytogenetics at the Salisbury Genetics Laboratory in England. Then completed his post graduate degree in Secondary Sciences Education at Southampton University in England. Finally, Howard attended the University of Washington, MEDEX physician assistant program in 2006.
Howard Chaitoff came to Alaska in 1987 and served as a medical service specialist at Eielson AFB. He then went on to pursue a Bachelors of Sciences degree from the Universtiy of Alaska Anchorage, graduating in 1991. He was awarded a Wellcome pharmaceutical grant in 1996 to study clinical cytogenetics at the Salisbury Genetics Laboratory in England. Then completed his post graduate degree in Secondary Sciences Education at Southampton University in England. Finally, Howard attended the University of Washington, MEDEX physician assistant program in 2006.
(855) 534-3890 View (855) 534-3890
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Lisa Terwilliger
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508  (Online Only)
As an experienced and continually improving clinician, Lisa K. Terwilliger's work has included a wide range of client populations from children, youth, young adults in the college setting. Adults in crisis, elders, families in crisis, persons with developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. And those recovering from sexual offending and victims of sexual abuse and various traumas. She brings a focus on resiliency, strengths training, feedback informed, trauma-informed and holistic care for the mind, body, and spirit to her work.
As an experienced and continually improving clinician, Lisa K. Terwilliger's work has included a wide range of client populations from children, youth, young adults in the college setting. Adults in crisis, elders, families in crisis, persons with developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. And those recovering from sexual offending and victims of sexual abuse and various traumas. She brings a focus on resiliency, strengths training, feedback informed, trauma-informed and holistic care for the mind, body, and spirit to her work.
(855) 877-5757 View (855) 877-5757
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Karen A Cooper
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99501
Karen Cooper has extensive training and experience from over twenty-three years successfully working with individuals experiencing substance use, sex and love addiction, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. She has worked with expert thought leaders in the field of sex addiction such as Dr Robert Weiss, Phd, and has been trained in Dr Patrick Carnes's Phd task based model of recovery from sex addiction. Karen has also been an active member of the recovery community for many years. She has the experience and expertise to empathize, understand, and skillfully address those issues that interfere with healthy sobriety.
Karen Cooper has extensive training and experience from over twenty-three years successfully working with individuals experiencing substance use, sex and love addiction, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. She has worked with expert thought leaders in the field of sex addiction such as Dr Robert Weiss, Phd, and has been trained in Dr Patrick Carnes's Phd task based model of recovery from sex addiction. Karen has also been an active member of the recovery community for many years. She has the experience and expertise to empathize, understand, and skillfully address those issues that interfere with healthy sobriety.
(425) 495-3198 View (425) 495-3198
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Debbie Bayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99501  (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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Catherine Findley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508  (Online Only)
Let’s go deep and fast. Heal and move on with your life. You’re worn down. You’re suffocating. Your brain is an exhausting place to live. You know you deserve more out of life. You make sure everyone in your universe is living their best life except for you. The days are monotonous and unfulfilling. You spend time on things you care little about. By the end you just want to escape. You can’t turn off the circus in your brain and rest without relying on substances or other behaviors/addictions that make you numb then induce guilt and shame. You used to be vibrant, adventurous and creative.
Let’s go deep and fast. Heal and move on with your life. You’re worn down. You’re suffocating. Your brain is an exhausting place to live. You know you deserve more out of life. You make sure everyone in your universe is living their best life except for you. The days are monotonous and unfulfilling. You spend time on things you care little about. By the end you just want to escape. You can’t turn off the circus in your brain and rest without relying on substances or other behaviors/addictions that make you numb then induce guilt and shame. You used to be vibrant, adventurous and creative.
(205) 999-1272 x205999 View (205) 999-1272 x205999
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Heidi Kinsella
Counselor, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT, CPTT , CMAT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99501
Heidi Kinsella has been an active member of the recovery community for over 33 years. She has extensive expertise in the treatment of sexual addiction and was mentored by and worked alongside Dr. Patrick Carnes, the pioneer in sexual addiction research and treatment. Heidi recognizes the importance of having a therapist who understands the complexities of addiction. She has worked with many individuals who have suffered from the effects of substance abuse, sex addiction, and those who have been affected by a loved one's addiction. She offers five day intensive retreats and Equine Assisted Therapy at Fourth Dimension Healing Ranch.
Heidi Kinsella has been an active member of the recovery community for over 33 years. She has extensive expertise in the treatment of sexual addiction and was mentored by and worked alongside Dr. Patrick Carnes, the pioneer in sexual addiction research and treatment. Heidi recognizes the importance of having a therapist who understands the complexities of addiction. She has worked with many individuals who have suffered from the effects of substance abuse, sex addiction, and those who have been affected by a loved one's addiction. She offers five day intensive retreats and Equine Assisted Therapy at Fourth Dimension Healing Ranch.
(425) 230-6052 View (425) 230-6052
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Paula Bemis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe strongly in creating a place of safety where my clients can feel seen, heard, and understood. I enjoy helping people navigate life’s journey. I am passionate about helping clients heal, align with their authentic self, and face life with compassion and self-appreciation. I am a therapist who is direct and goal-oriented. My ultimate goal is for my clients to know and feel they are worthy of love. My therapeutic style is eclectic, driven by the client's beliefs and where they are at currently. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, strength-based, and collaborative. I am a certified EMDR Therapist.
I believe strongly in creating a place of safety where my clients can feel seen, heard, and understood. I enjoy helping people navigate life’s journey. I am passionate about helping clients heal, align with their authentic self, and face life with compassion and self-appreciation. I am a therapist who is direct and goal-oriented. My ultimate goal is for my clients to know and feel they are worthy of love. My therapeutic style is eclectic, driven by the client's beliefs and where they are at currently. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, strength-based, and collaborative. I am a certified EMDR Therapist.
(307) 227-3798 View (307) 227-3798
Chantal Cohen Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
I am a LMFT Supervisor & a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I work with children (1 year old up), teens, families, combatants, first responders, victims of violent crimes, & others. I treat preverbal or traumatic attachment (kids/teens), complex trauma, anxiety, behavioral issues and other childhood needs. Learning to see from your child's perspective helps caregiver(s) to understand their child/ren and family. My goals are to collaborate with you & your family to restore balance, improve communication, provide neuro-divergent psychoeducation, promote more secure attachments and develop competency.
I am a LMFT Supervisor & a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I work with children (1 year old up), teens, families, combatants, first responders, victims of violent crimes, & others. I treat preverbal or traumatic attachment (kids/teens), complex trauma, anxiety, behavioral issues and other childhood needs. Learning to see from your child's perspective helps caregiver(s) to understand their child/ren and family. My goals are to collaborate with you & your family to restore balance, improve communication, provide neuro-divergent psychoeducation, promote more secure attachments and develop competency.
(907) 312-1269 View (907) 312-1269
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Counseling Anchorage
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
People come to counseling when they feel stuck, out of control, or unhappy in some aspect of their lives. Counseling can provide a way to get out of that rut. Through compassionate care in a supportive environment, our counselors use evidenced-based practices like EMDR, CBT and mindfulness-based therapy to help clients move towards the life that they want. For those with eating disorders or body image concerns, we have a specialized team that combines mental health counseling with nutrition counseling to achieve the best possible outcomes. This innovative approach is the first of its kind in Alaska.
People come to counseling when they feel stuck, out of control, or unhappy in some aspect of their lives. Counseling can provide a way to get out of that rut. Through compassionate care in a supportive environment, our counselors use evidenced-based practices like EMDR, CBT and mindfulness-based therapy to help clients move towards the life that they want. For those with eating disorders or body image concerns, we have a specialized team that combines mental health counseling with nutrition counseling to achieve the best possible outcomes. This innovative approach is the first of its kind in Alaska.
(866) 699-6157 View (866) 699-6157
Photo of Tashia Amstislavski, MA, LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK
Tashia Amstislavski, MA, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
I am currently accepting new clients with little to no wait time! I work with individuals, couples and families to develop healthy coping strategies to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms.
I am currently accepting new clients with little to no wait time! I work with individuals, couples and families to develop healthy coping strategies to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms.
(844) 942-0616 View (844) 942-0616
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Amy L Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508  (Online Only)
People seek out therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes it's an overwhelming sense of loneliness or lack of direction. Often it's a result of major life changes, loss, psychological injuries, or specific issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, or grief. I offer a private, safe, and confidential environment for you to explore your concerns, find relief and to bring joy and passion back into your life. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey of self-discovery, healing and wellness!
People seek out therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes it's an overwhelming sense of loneliness or lack of direction. Often it's a result of major life changes, loss, psychological injuries, or specific issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, or grief. I offer a private, safe, and confidential environment for you to explore your concerns, find relief and to bring joy and passion back into your life. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey of self-discovery, healing and wellness!
(855) 914-2735 View (855) 914-2735
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Andrea J. Axelson, MS, LPC
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
I recognize it is hard and sometimes painful to make the changes to live the life you dream of living. I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment which is essential to the therapeutic relationship and to the process of change. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals who have experienced Family Violence, Child Abuse: Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse, as well as Depression, PTSD, Dysfunctional Relationships, Low Self-Esteem, Adjustment, and Anxiety. It is an honor to witness individuals overcome adversity. My approach is eclectic, tailoring the approach to the individual and their needs.
I recognize it is hard and sometimes painful to make the changes to live the life you dream of living. I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment which is essential to the therapeutic relationship and to the process of change. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals who have experienced Family Violence, Child Abuse: Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse, as well as Depression, PTSD, Dysfunctional Relationships, Low Self-Esteem, Adjustment, and Anxiety. It is an honor to witness individuals overcome adversity. My approach is eclectic, tailoring the approach to the individual and their needs.
(907) 341-3247 View (907) 341-3247
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Deborah E Stamm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
If you have been disappointed with self-help methods, expensive or confusing programs, or previous counseling experiences, don't despair. I offer effective personalized, client-centered, strength-based therapy for a variety of challenges ranging from poor self-esteem, anxiety, stress management, to more intense disorders of PTSD, and substance abuse. With courage and sound theory we can transform life; and happiness is certainly achievable. If it seem like there is a cloud lingering over your good intentions and hope-filled dreams, join me as we build your life and rebuild your dreams. Visit our website at: www.goodsideout.com.
If you have been disappointed with self-help methods, expensive or confusing programs, or previous counseling experiences, don't despair. I offer effective personalized, client-centered, strength-based therapy for a variety of challenges ranging from poor self-esteem, anxiety, stress management, to more intense disorders of PTSD, and substance abuse. With courage and sound theory we can transform life; and happiness is certainly achievable. If it seem like there is a cloud lingering over your good intentions and hope-filled dreams, join me as we build your life and rebuild your dreams. Visit our website at: www.goodsideout.com.
(907) 341-4206 View (907) 341-4206
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Laurie R Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
As a clinical therapist I am committed to treating the whole person; spirit, mind, and body. I am an EMDR provider and facilitate holistic treatment to adults, adolescents, and couples with a variety of needs.
As a clinical therapist I am committed to treating the whole person; spirit, mind, and body. I am an EMDR provider and facilitate holistic treatment to adults, adolescents, and couples with a variety of needs.
(907) 318-1614 View (907) 318-1614
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Kevin Tarlow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stuck? Many people seek therapy when they feel stuck with a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, unwanted relationship patterns, or difficulty recovering from a painful experience. Others may be struggling to cope with external sources of stress, like discrimination, abuse, or trauma. As a Licensed Psychologist, I help patients get unstuck by providing therapy that is supportive, confidential, and challenging. By helping you step out of your comfort zone, we can find new ways of coping with the problems you are struggling with or avoiding.
Are you feeling stuck? Many people seek therapy when they feel stuck with a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, unwanted relationship patterns, or difficulty recovering from a painful experience. Others may be struggling to cope with external sources of stress, like discrimination, abuse, or trauma. As a Licensed Psychologist, I help patients get unstuck by providing therapy that is supportive, confidential, and challenging. By helping you step out of your comfort zone, we can find new ways of coping with the problems you are struggling with or avoiding.
(855) 959-3207 View (855) 959-3207
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Jason Brent Fedeli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK 99508
Not accepting new clients
I have worked extensively with adults and teens dealing with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I love working with people who are motivated to heal, and are willing to put in as much effort into themselves as I am willing to put into them. You want to "feel better" and I want to help you reach that goal. I never give up and I will find a way to help you succeed. WE are in this as a team, and I am your biggest supporter.
I have worked extensively with adults and teens dealing with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I love working with people who are motivated to heal, and are willing to put in as much effort into themselves as I am willing to put into them. You want to "feel better" and I want to help you reach that goal. I never give up and I will find a way to help you succeed. WE are in this as a team, and I am your biggest supporter.
(907) 331-0576 View (907) 331-0576

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Number of Therapists in Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK

30+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
74% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
66% Grief
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
60% TRICARE

How Therapists in Airport Heights, Anchorage, AK see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Airport Heights, Anchorage?

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.