Therapists in Downtown, Anchorage, AK

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Kurtis L Walton
Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
As a Therapist, I specialize in ILF Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a noninvasive brain training method that does not involve "traditional talk therapy." Neurofeedback works by training your brain like a personal trainer at the gym. EEG Biofeedback has been around for over 40 years. It was originally used to help epilepsy and has now advanced to help a multitude of issues from PTST, Autism, ADHD, Migraines, and more. I have trained both in Europe and in the USA. What I love about Neurofeedback is it offers another and different method in helping us with our own issues.
As a Therapist, I specialize in ILF Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a noninvasive brain training method that does not involve "traditional talk therapy." Neurofeedback works by training your brain like a personal trainer at the gym. EEG Biofeedback has been around for over 40 years. It was originally used to help epilepsy and has now advanced to help a multitude of issues from PTST, Autism, ADHD, Migraines, and more. I have trained both in Europe and in the USA. What I love about Neurofeedback is it offers another and different method in helping us with our own issues.
(907) 312-2485 View (907) 312-2485
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Jen Gessert-White Wave Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
Are you bogged down by issues that have gone on for far too long? Do you want to break free from bad habits, old ways of thinking of yourself, or restrictive fears? It is my life passion to help people overcome the shadows that trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and difficult relationships cast on their outlook and self-concept. I consider it a great honor to help my clients navigate their lives to being their full, vibrant, uninhibited, healthy selves. I customize my approach including session duration and frequency to best meet their needs. I am currently accepting new clients, so feel free to get in touch with me.
Are you bogged down by issues that have gone on for far too long? Do you want to break free from bad habits, old ways of thinking of yourself, or restrictive fears? It is my life passion to help people overcome the shadows that trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and difficult relationships cast on their outlook and self-concept. I consider it a great honor to help my clients navigate their lives to being their full, vibrant, uninhibited, healthy selves. I customize my approach including session duration and frequency to best meet their needs. I am currently accepting new clients, so feel free to get in touch with me.
(907) 313-8478 View (907) 313-8478
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Brittany w/Coastal Wellness & Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
Life is complex, always changing, and at times can feel out of our control. The way we cope with our experiences, emotions, and thoughts can and often does become maladaptive over time. I believe that achieving mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional balance is essential in working towards creating a more effective life. Finding connection with self and the world around you can help to refocus on what is important to you, allowing you to live your life to your full potential.
Life is complex, always changing, and at times can feel out of our control. The way we cope with our experiences, emotions, and thoughts can and often does become maladaptive over time. I believe that achieving mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional balance is essential in working towards creating a more effective life. Finding connection with self and the world around you can help to refocus on what is important to you, allowing you to live your life to your full potential.
(907) 917-0191 View (907) 917-0191
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Kathleen S Graves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
My approach is holistic using the mind, body and spirit connection. I am experienced working with crisis, depression, anxiety, and adults who experienced childhood trauma. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment for clients to begin to explore their thoughts, feelings, memories, and dreams,
My approach is holistic using the mind, body and spirit connection. I am experienced working with crisis, depression, anxiety, and adults who experienced childhood trauma. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment for clients to begin to explore their thoughts, feelings, memories, and dreams,
(907) 312-5292 View (907) 312-5292
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James (Daniel) McHarge
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
Ready to turn a new page in the chapter of your life? Take a deep breath, envision the new you without judgement. Self-assertive, healthy boundaries, free of anxiety, renewed understanding of the strengths and weakness within you, improved communication in your relationships: this can be you. My work focuses on providing quality mental health services to individuals suffering with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and mood disorders. In addition, I assist individuals currently experiencing significant stressors from work, life transitions, poor communication in marriage, relationships conflict, or grief.
Ready to turn a new page in the chapter of your life? Take a deep breath, envision the new you without judgement. Self-assertive, healthy boundaries, free of anxiety, renewed understanding of the strengths and weakness within you, improved communication in your relationships: this can be you. My work focuses on providing quality mental health services to individuals suffering with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and mood disorders. In addition, I assist individuals currently experiencing significant stressors from work, life transitions, poor communication in marriage, relationships conflict, or grief.
(907) 444-5641 View (907) 444-5641
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Peter Tallman- Snowbridge Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDC-I
Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
•Now Accepting New Clients• Do you go through the motions of life feeling stressed, anxious, exhausted, angry, or sad? Do you feel numb or worry about things that haven’t even happened yet? “Why did I say that”? "What's wrong with me?"What if it happens again"? "Why me"? The conflicts you feel - with yourself, your relationships, and life, are sapping your energy and robbing you of joy. Maybe you've tried dealing with it on your own- maybe in healthy ways and some not, and yet it remains. You feel exhausted and powerless. "Will it be like this forever?" It certainly could be -but it doesn't have to be. You are not alone, I can help.
•Now Accepting New Clients• Do you go through the motions of life feeling stressed, anxious, exhausted, angry, or sad? Do you feel numb or worry about things that haven’t even happened yet? “Why did I say that”? "What's wrong with me?"What if it happens again"? "Why me"? The conflicts you feel - with yourself, your relationships, and life, are sapping your energy and robbing you of joy. Maybe you've tried dealing with it on your own- maybe in healthy ways and some not, and yet it remains. You feel exhausted and powerless. "Will it be like this forever?" It certainly could be -but it doesn't have to be. You are not alone, I can help.
(475) 473-9712 View (475) 473-9712
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Hope's Horizon Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC-S, LPC-S, LCMHC, LPC-MH, LCPC
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99509  (Online Only)
Life happens; the effects of loss vary; and the impacts of stress/trauma are more ‘normal’ than most people realize. You are not alone; your struggles are real; and your mental wellness is and should be treated with as much vigor as your need for food and shelter. It is natural for our bodies to want to heal themselves; and our human strength and natural behavior is to adapt and evolve. We develop negative coping skills as we adapt to stress/trauma, grief/loss, major life changes/transitions, chronic illness/pain, identity struggles, and relationship conflicts.
Life happens; the effects of loss vary; and the impacts of stress/trauma are more ‘normal’ than most people realize. You are not alone; your struggles are real; and your mental wellness is and should be treated with as much vigor as your need for food and shelter. It is natural for our bodies to want to heal themselves; and our human strength and natural behavior is to adapt and evolve. We develop negative coping skills as we adapt to stress/trauma, grief/loss, major life changes/transitions, chronic illness/pain, identity struggles, and relationship conflicts.
(877) 274-4863 View (877) 274-4863
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Jennifer Euler, LPC w/Coastal Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
I specialize in helping children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families through the stressors of life by supporting person-centered goals to challenge issues like depression, anxiety, poor self-concept, shame, traumatic experiences, and relationship struggles. I also have experience working with first responders and with children and families in the foster care system. We all get stuck and feel lost at times. Having a helping hand can make it easier to feel better.
I specialize in helping children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families through the stressors of life by supporting person-centered goals to challenge issues like depression, anxiety, poor self-concept, shame, traumatic experiences, and relationship struggles. I also have experience working with first responders and with children and families in the foster care system. We all get stuck and feel lost at times. Having a helping hand can make it easier to feel better.
(907) 917-0191 View (907) 917-0191
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Claire Woster Coastal Wellness & Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NBCC
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
Throughout our lives we develop belief systems about how and who we 'should' be. These systems create thought, emotion, and behavior patterns that lead to an experience of separation and isolation. I view therapy as an odyssey that moves us back into intimate relationship with self and other.
Throughout our lives we develop belief systems about how and who we 'should' be. These systems create thought, emotion, and behavior patterns that lead to an experience of separation and isolation. I view therapy as an odyssey that moves us back into intimate relationship with self and other.
(907) 341-3849 View (907) 341-3849
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Wendi Joy Compton
Counselor, MS, LPC (S), HT
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99515
I specialize in providing care to veterans, families, couples, and individuals facing overwhelming life struggles in need of guidance. My clients are typically committed to learning, processing, and mastering skill sets that will generate personal growth, better relationships, and, most importantly, improved quality of life. I have helped people navigate complicated marital problems, and parent-child relationships. I provide therapeutic support to single parents, grandparents, and multigenerational caregivers. I also work with people in recovery from addiction, religion-based abuse, toxic workplaces, and manipulation.
I specialize in providing care to veterans, families, couples, and individuals facing overwhelming life struggles in need of guidance. My clients are typically committed to learning, processing, and mastering skill sets that will generate personal growth, better relationships, and, most importantly, improved quality of life. I have helped people navigate complicated marital problems, and parent-child relationships. I provide therapeutic support to single parents, grandparents, and multigenerational caregivers. I also work with people in recovery from addiction, religion-based abuse, toxic workplaces, and manipulation.
(907) 917-4787 View (907) 917-4787
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Richard F. Lazur, PsyD
Psychologist
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
Anxious during these uncertain times, try some simple tips to take back your life. Breathe. Sit upright, feet flat on the floor, inhale to a count of 4, exhale to a count of 4, repeat for a couple minutes. Write down all that worries you. Pick the top 3. Write out possible solutions, even bad ones. Identify the most practical and how you would do it. Get negative thoughts out of your head. Manage your anger. Breathe. Identify what’s frustrating. What you can do about it? Some things just have to run their own course. Move around. Do something different. Go into another room, do something else.
Anxious during these uncertain times, try some simple tips to take back your life. Breathe. Sit upright, feet flat on the floor, inhale to a count of 4, exhale to a count of 4, repeat for a couple minutes. Write down all that worries you. Pick the top 3. Write out possible solutions, even bad ones. Identify the most practical and how you would do it. Get negative thoughts out of your head. Manage your anger. Breathe. Identify what’s frustrating. What you can do about it? Some things just have to run their own course. Move around. Do something different. Go into another room, do something else.
(833) 966-1997 View (833) 966-1997
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Jake Chapman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
I welcome adult clients from all walks of life who are looking for a safe and supportive environment to address their mental health needs. My goal is to help you develop the tools and strategies you need to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, I am here to help you on your journey to healing and growth. I have advanced doctoral training in working cross culturally and with rural and indigenous populations. I am also a military veteran and have chosen to focus much of my career on people who have experienced trauma.
I welcome adult clients from all walks of life who are looking for a safe and supportive environment to address their mental health needs. My goal is to help you develop the tools and strategies you need to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, I am here to help you on your journey to healing and growth. I have advanced doctoral training in working cross culturally and with rural and indigenous populations. I am also a military veteran and have chosen to focus much of my career on people who have experienced trauma.
(907) 921-2014 View (907) 921-2014
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Dr. Nathan Fearrington
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LCMHC, MAC
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
Greetings friend, allow me to introduce myself. I have a Ph.D. in Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Master Addictions Counselor. Additionally, I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families. The services that I provide are tailored to service the needs of adolescents and adults. The following are some of the treatment areas that I typically address: family dynamics, mood disorders, substance use, stress, anxiety, personal growth, and other behaviors and disorders.
Greetings friend, allow me to introduce myself. I have a Ph.D. in Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Master Addictions Counselor. Additionally, I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families. The services that I provide are tailored to service the needs of adolescents and adults. The following are some of the treatment areas that I typically address: family dynamics, mood disorders, substance use, stress, anxiety, personal growth, and other behaviors and disorders.
(844) 758-0463 View (844) 758-0463
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Amanda Kookesh - White Wave Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , CDC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
Managing life and all the emotions that come with it can be hard. Many people want to make sense of their life. Why do I react the way I do? Starting therapy is a great way to start unpacking answers to those life questions. I will provide you the safe and non-judgmental environment to begin to explore your thoughts, memories, and long-term goals. I can meet you where you are at in your life and together, we will begin your journey towards healing. I will be your biggest advocate in reaching your future goals. Together we will process your past and current life stressors to enable you to live your life in the present.
Managing life and all the emotions that come with it can be hard. Many people want to make sense of their life. Why do I react the way I do? Starting therapy is a great way to start unpacking answers to those life questions. I will provide you the safe and non-judgmental environment to begin to explore your thoughts, memories, and long-term goals. I can meet you where you are at in your life and together, we will begin your journey towards healing. I will be your biggest advocate in reaching your future goals. Together we will process your past and current life stressors to enable you to live your life in the present.
(907) 519-0353 View (907) 519-0353
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Karen M Cunningham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
Not accepting new clients
I focus on the strengths inherent in each individual, couple, and family. My fundamental belief is that people are innately good and that psychological problems often stem from a rigid or outdated coping system. I stress each individual's growth and the importance of self-actualization. In couples' therapy, there is an emphasis on learning to listen to the emotional truth of the other, while gaining greater authenticity in expressing one's own truth. Through genuine appreciation of one another, couples can learn to re-create, or perhaps experience for the very first time, true understanding, connection, joy and love.
I focus on the strengths inherent in each individual, couple, and family. My fundamental belief is that people are innately good and that psychological problems often stem from a rigid or outdated coping system. I stress each individual's growth and the importance of self-actualization. In couples' therapy, there is an emphasis on learning to listen to the emotional truth of the other, while gaining greater authenticity in expressing one's own truth. Through genuine appreciation of one another, couples can learn to re-create, or perhaps experience for the very first time, true understanding, connection, joy and love.
(907) 341-4062 View (907) 341-4062
Photo of David Barringer, MFT-A w/Coastal Wellness , Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Downtown, Anchorage, AK
David Barringer, MFT-A w/Coastal Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT-A
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
I enjoy working with adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families who are seeking to improve their mental and relational health. I specializes in working with individuals and couples treating concerns related to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, infidelity, and domestic violence. ​
I enjoy working with adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families who are seeking to improve their mental and relational health. I specializes in working with individuals and couples treating concerns related to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, infidelity, and domestic violence. ​
(907) 917-0191 View (907) 917-0191
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Somer Webber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
Do you often feel misunderstood by people in your life, or find it difficult to understand them? Do you have trouble experiencing big emotions, and communicating them to others? Do you experience symptoms of ADHD, Autism Spectrum, trauma, or dysfunction in your family? I am a neurodiversity-affirming therapist, with the belief that each person is an expert on their own experience. When working together, we will create a safe and trusting relationship, to provide a space for honest and meaningful discussion. I will empower you to understand your brain and emotions, to accept and improve your current circumstances.
Do you often feel misunderstood by people in your life, or find it difficult to understand them? Do you have trouble experiencing big emotions, and communicating them to others? Do you experience symptoms of ADHD, Autism Spectrum, trauma, or dysfunction in your family? I am a neurodiversity-affirming therapist, with the belief that each person is an expert on their own experience. When working together, we will create a safe and trusting relationship, to provide a space for honest and meaningful discussion. I will empower you to understand your brain and emotions, to accept and improve your current circumstances.
(833) 689-3916 View (833) 689-3916
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Kristi Horst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I specializing in the areas of trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment, PTSD), anxiety, depression, self-esteem & identity, and couples and family work. I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. When working with couples I utilize the research and theories of the Gottman Method developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman to facilitate reconnection and strengthen communication. I find it is important to use empathy, respect, compassion, and authenticity to form a genuine, trusting relationship with all my clients.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I specializing in the areas of trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment, PTSD), anxiety, depression, self-esteem & identity, and couples and family work. I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. When working with couples I utilize the research and theories of the Gottman Method developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman to facilitate reconnection and strengthen communication. I find it is important to use empathy, respect, compassion, and authenticity to form a genuine, trusting relationship with all my clients.
(907) 318-7963 View (907) 318-7963
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Sherry Barrett (Karuna Counseling)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
Pause and ask yourself when was the last time you took a mini mental vacation from stressors or shortened the distance between others and you with a shared meme or joke? Want an easy to talk to therapist that values laughter? I am trained in trauma-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and other evidence-based practices. My background includes working with at-risk youth and their families, including those involved in both the juvenile justice and foster care systems; crisis intervention; adults, both individually and as couples; active-duty service members and veterans; and law enforcement and other first responders.
Pause and ask yourself when was the last time you took a mini mental vacation from stressors or shortened the distance between others and you with a shared meme or joke? Want an easy to talk to therapist that values laughter? I am trained in trauma-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and other evidence-based practices. My background includes working with at-risk youth and their families, including those involved in both the juvenile justice and foster care systems; crisis intervention; adults, both individually and as couples; active-duty service members and veterans; and law enforcement and other first responders.
(907) 444-5641 View (907) 444-5641
Photo of Alisha Sarginger MFTA w/Coastal Wellness , Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Downtown, Anchorage, AK
Alisha Sarginger MFTA w/Coastal Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTA
Verified
Downtown, Anchorage, AK 99501
I specialize in working with people in relationships. The relationships we have with ourselves and others, are constantly changing. My clients include couples and individuals who want to establish their most authentic selves and ideal partnerships. I believe we are all worthy of feeling love, and having the ability to share that love with others. I am dedicated to supporting the process of connecting to gain the skills needed to develop or maintain healthy relationships. Whether you are looking to heal with a partner or individually, I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
I specialize in working with people in relationships. The relationships we have with ourselves and others, are constantly changing. My clients include couples and individuals who want to establish their most authentic selves and ideal partnerships. I believe we are all worthy of feeling love, and having the ability to share that love with others. I am dedicated to supporting the process of connecting to gain the skills needed to develop or maintain healthy relationships. Whether you are looking to heal with a partner or individually, I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
(907) 917-0191 View (907) 917-0191

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Anchorage, AK

40+

Average cost per session

$250

Therapists in Downtown, Anchorage, AK who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
83% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
69% Premera
63% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Downtown, Anchorage, AK see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.