Therapists in Benson, AZ

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Josephine Anne Ellsworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Benson, AZ 85602  (Online Only)
I have been a behavioral health counselor for over 20 years. My start in this profession came from my career as an educator in middle and high schools. The need for therapeutic counseling was great and I extended my education to earn an MA in Educational Counseling and then completed supervised therapy to get my Licensed Professional Counselor license. My experience is therapy and in raising our family, is that individuals generally know what they need to do to make significant behavior changes.
I have been a behavioral health counselor for over 20 years. My start in this profession came from my career as an educator in middle and high schools. The need for therapeutic counseling was great and I extended my education to earn an MA in Educational Counseling and then completed supervised therapy to get my Licensed Professional Counselor license. My experience is therapy and in raising our family, is that individuals generally know what they need to do to make significant behavior changes.
(520) 597-7401 View (520) 597-7401
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Myndi Brooks
Counselor
Verified Verified
Benson, AZ 85602
I am a substance abuse counselor who works with those who use substances (e.g. drugs and alcohol) as well as those who use other addictive behaviors (e.g. gambling, sex, internet, self-harm, etc.) to cope with their anxiety, depression, and past trauma. I have experience working with adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorders, and personality disorders along with substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors. I give strength to my clients by helping them to learn about their addiction, their emotions, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to use them to begin recovery and have long term sobriety.
I am a substance abuse counselor who works with those who use substances (e.g. drugs and alcohol) as well as those who use other addictive behaviors (e.g. gambling, sex, internet, self-harm, etc.) to cope with their anxiety, depression, and past trauma. I have experience working with adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorders, and personality disorders along with substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors. I give strength to my clients by helping them to learn about their addiction, their emotions, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to use them to begin recovery and have long term sobriety.
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Marla G Kuhn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Benson, AZ 85602
Not accepting new clients
If you are looking at this website you, or someone you love, is hurting and you're not sure what to do about it. Asking a stranger for help is a difficult move to make and I acknowledge the courage that has gotten you this far. I honor that you are doing the very best you can with the knowledge and resources that you currently have available and I can help you build on your own strengths to do even better. A joyful and rewarding life is your birthright and I'd like to help you reclaim that gift.
If you are looking at this website you, or someone you love, is hurting and you're not sure what to do about it. Asking a stranger for help is a difficult move to make and I acknowledge the courage that has gotten you this far. I honor that you are doing the very best you can with the knowledge and resources that you currently have available and I can help you build on your own strengths to do even better. A joyful and rewarding life is your birthright and I'd like to help you reclaim that gift.
(520) 549-2037 View (520) 549-2037
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Deep Springs Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Benson, AZ 85602
Do you find yourself stressed out and struggling within in order to fit in and take the safe and acceptable path? Are you living with the difficulty of not being authentically who you are? People seek therapy because they feel they are not living the life they want. Seeking counseling may feel risky or uncomfortable, yet therapy can provide a place to help achieve life transitions, or better understand ongoing relationships. Finding a therapist can be a courageous first step to having the life, relationships, career, and happiness you are meant to have.
Do you find yourself stressed out and struggling within in order to fit in and take the safe and acceptable path? Are you living with the difficulty of not being authentically who you are? People seek therapy because they feel they are not living the life they want. Seeking counseling may feel risky or uncomfortable, yet therapy can provide a place to help achieve life transitions, or better understand ongoing relationships. Finding a therapist can be a courageous first step to having the life, relationships, career, and happiness you are meant to have.
(520) 704-6697 View (520) 704-6697
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Priscilla Whitlock-Coates
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, IMH-E
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Benson, AZ 85602
Not accepting new clients
As a Licensed Professional Mental Health Therapist, Board Certified Supervisor, Trauma Specialist, Parent Child Psychotherapist, Owner of Bring About Changes LLC, and Parent myself, I am passionate about walking with Adults, Families and Children to reach their greatest healing potential by merging the science of therapy and the quality of relationships. This blending of relationship-based approaches and the science of Therapeutic Modalities has been a powerful combination to assist my clients of all ages. The combination helps in developing the insight, self-empowerment, and skills necessary to overcome the next challenges in life
As a Licensed Professional Mental Health Therapist, Board Certified Supervisor, Trauma Specialist, Parent Child Psychotherapist, Owner of Bring About Changes LLC, and Parent myself, I am passionate about walking with Adults, Families and Children to reach their greatest healing potential by merging the science of therapy and the quality of relationships. This blending of relationship-based approaches and the science of Therapeutic Modalities has been a powerful combination to assist my clients of all ages. The combination helps in developing the insight, self-empowerment, and skills necessary to overcome the next challenges in life
(520) 231-8419 View (520) 231-8419
Fountain of Hope Counseling
Counselor, MSc, LAC
Verified Verified
Benson, AZ 85602
We use a multi-modal approach to providing mental health counseling and psychotherapy uniquely to fit your needs. Models may include a person-centered approach, faith-based counseling, existentialism, Trauma Focused CBT, Gestalt’s empty chair technique, motivational interviewing and psychoeducation. We provide counseling services for children using various parallel play therapy techniques. We address the specific needs of adolescents through the use of mindfulness games.
We use a multi-modal approach to providing mental health counseling and psychotherapy uniquely to fit your needs. Models may include a person-centered approach, faith-based counseling, existentialism, Trauma Focused CBT, Gestalt’s empty chair technique, motivational interviewing and psychoeducation. We provide counseling services for children using various parallel play therapy techniques. We address the specific needs of adolescents through the use of mindfulness games.
(520) 412-2675 View (520) 412-2675
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LifeCare Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Benson, AZ 85602
Life's obstacles can be tough. Have you found yourself struggling with them lately? Don't do it alone anymore. You need wisdom, experience, and a safe place to seek out solutions to life's challenges. Therapy is work and you can count of LifeCare Counseling to partner with you to meet your expectations. You need to have someone in your corner whose experience can guide you, and whose experience you can trust to bring about the results you need. With over 24 years of counseling experience with hundreds of people of all ages, help is near. I will listen, understand, and journey together with you to find hope and healing.
Life's obstacles can be tough. Have you found yourself struggling with them lately? Don't do it alone anymore. You need wisdom, experience, and a safe place to seek out solutions to life's challenges. Therapy is work and you can count of LifeCare Counseling to partner with you to meet your expectations. You need to have someone in your corner whose experience can guide you, and whose experience you can trust to bring about the results you need. With over 24 years of counseling experience with hundreds of people of all ages, help is near. I will listen, understand, and journey together with you to find hope and healing.
(520) 335-9282 View (520) 335-9282
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Meg Kelly
MSW
Verified Verified
Benson, AZ 85602
Feeling alone? Need someone to talk to who just speaks plain english? Are you trying to sort your life out? Do you feel like no one is listening, that nobody understands what you are going through? Call me. I have been a counselor, healer, artist and listener for 30 years. There are lots of people just like you that need a listening ear and some reasonable feedback. I am not going to tell you what to do. We will figure that out together. You can bring some life back into your life.
Feeling alone? Need someone to talk to who just speaks plain english? Are you trying to sort your life out? Do you feel like no one is listening, that nobody understands what you are going through? Call me. I have been a counselor, healer, artist and listener for 30 years. There are lots of people just like you that need a listening ear and some reasonable feedback. I am not going to tell you what to do. We will figure that out together. You can bring some life back into your life.
(520) 402-3392 View (520) 402-3392
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Painted Desert Psychotherapy, Gwenn Herman, LCSW,
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Benson, AZ 85602
When I meet someone for the first time, I create a safe place free of judgement and open for them to tell their story. As they speak, I hear their words and voice tone. I look at their face, eyes, hands, feet, whole body, energy and see what they are also telling me. Then I develop a sense of who they are.
When I meet someone for the first time, I create a safe place free of judgement and open for them to tell their story. As they speak, I hear their words and voice tone. I look at their face, eyes, hands, feet, whole body, energy and see what they are also telling me. Then I develop a sense of who they are.
(520) 231-7999 View (520) 231-7999
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Dwayne Kruse -Attainable Family Solutions Llc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Benson, AZ 85602
Now Hiring for interns! - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy and Master Certified Life Coaching available for Individual, Couple, Child, and Family Counseling. I offer real solutions for Communication, Anger, Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, PTSD. When we stress our reactivity leads to regressive and unhealthy coping behaviors. The mental health field often uses diagnoses to label behavior. You are not your diagnosis. We provide counseling around attachment, communication and various coping skills. Our therapeutic process includes removing or reducing stress and establishing a healthy, constructive coping strategy.
Now Hiring for interns! - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy and Master Certified Life Coaching available for Individual, Couple, Child, and Family Counseling. I offer real solutions for Communication, Anger, Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, PTSD. When we stress our reactivity leads to regressive and unhealthy coping behaviors. The mental health field often uses diagnoses to label behavior. You are not your diagnosis. We provide counseling around attachment, communication and various coping skills. Our therapeutic process includes removing or reducing stress and establishing a healthy, constructive coping strategy.
(520) 678-1115 View (520) 678-1115

Online Therapists

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Pathways Therapy Service
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-TMP
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85719  (Online Only)
Experiencing worries, anxieties and fears amid all the uncertainties in our world today? Let’s face it the events in our country and world for that matter have been unprecedented! Navigating work, love and life as we all adjust to this post-pandemic life can be overwhelming. Sometimes we may feel confused, disoriented and fearful as we try to reconcile our past and present as we contemplate the future. It is not always easy to ask for help or even admit that we are overwhelmed. Online therapy is a safe discreet option to ask for help. Contact Pathways Therapy Service today for a free 20-min phone consultation.
Experiencing worries, anxieties and fears amid all the uncertainties in our world today? Let’s face it the events in our country and world for that matter have been unprecedented! Navigating work, love and life as we all adjust to this post-pandemic life can be overwhelming. Sometimes we may feel confused, disoriented and fearful as we try to reconcile our past and present as we contemplate the future. It is not always easy to ask for help or even admit that we are overwhelmed. Online therapy is a safe discreet option to ask for help. Contact Pathways Therapy Service today for a free 20-min phone consultation.
(623) 888-6947 View (623) 888-6947
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Kristi Mobray
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85701  (Online Only)
I believe counseling is a client centered tool. It's a method of knowledge and empowerment to assist those in need of finding their light, voice and direction to reach their future goals. A path for clients to find understanding within their own competencies, strengths and abilities and way to view additional or alternative perspectives. As a counselor I must also be self-aware, genuine and have the ability to accept others as they are. I strive to foster a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental atmosphere where individuals from all walks of life can gain the ability to grow, learn and incorporate positive change.
I believe counseling is a client centered tool. It's a method of knowledge and empowerment to assist those in need of finding their light, voice and direction to reach their future goals. A path for clients to find understanding within their own competencies, strengths and abilities and way to view additional or alternative perspectives. As a counselor I must also be self-aware, genuine and have the ability to accept others as they are. I strive to foster a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental atmosphere where individuals from all walks of life can gain the ability to grow, learn and incorporate positive change.
(520) 523-4241 View (520) 523-4241
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Amy Sharp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85716
I enjoy working with teens and adults from all backgrounds! I usually connect well with people who had developmental or complex trauma in childhood, as well as young adults struggling with the transition to "adulting." I have experience helping with low self-esteem, general anxiety, social anxiety, chronic illness, codependency, trauma, and depression. I believe we all go through challenges in life and need to work on our mental health to reach our full potential. You can do it, even when it's scary! You are the expert on your own life and have more strengths than you realize! I would be honored to meet with you.
I enjoy working with teens and adults from all backgrounds! I usually connect well with people who had developmental or complex trauma in childhood, as well as young adults struggling with the transition to "adulting." I have experience helping with low self-esteem, general anxiety, social anxiety, chronic illness, codependency, trauma, and depression. I believe we all go through challenges in life and need to work on our mental health to reach our full potential. You can do it, even when it's scary! You are the expert on your own life and have more strengths than you realize! I would be honored to meet with you.
(520) 523-2942 View (520) 523-2942
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Randall W Rutherford
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LASAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
To the untrained eye, addiction can look like a lack of willpower or weakness, and I want to help the client understand the problem as well as the solution and help them develop an escape plan long before the world closes in on them. I also believe that addiction is typically not the primary problem, but usually an attempt to solve a problem, so understanding the underlying issues that are typically rooted in trauma provides for a more complete recovery with less likelihood of relapse. I want to work with clients BEFORE it's too late, and residential treatment becomes the only option.
To the untrained eye, addiction can look like a lack of willpower or weakness, and I want to help the client understand the problem as well as the solution and help them develop an escape plan long before the world closes in on them. I also believe that addiction is typically not the primary problem, but usually an attempt to solve a problem, so understanding the underlying issues that are typically rooted in trauma provides for a more complete recovery with less likelihood of relapse. I want to work with clients BEFORE it's too late, and residential treatment becomes the only option.
(520) 402-3050 x704 View (520) 402-3050 x704
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Susan Berg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85706  (Online Only)
I have been a licensed Independent Professional Counselor and an Independent Substance Abuse Counselor in Arizona for 20+ year. I have extensive training and experience in using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Trauma Informed Care, and Substance Abuse Recovery. In addition, I have training in and have worked with a few Iraq veterans. I do not have any adverse issues when it comes to working with the Gay and Lesbian population. I believe change is hard but it can be done, so never give up.
I have been a licensed Independent Professional Counselor and an Independent Substance Abuse Counselor in Arizona for 20+ year. I have extensive training and experience in using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Trauma Informed Care, and Substance Abuse Recovery. In addition, I have training in and have worked with a few Iraq veterans. I do not have any adverse issues when it comes to working with the Gay and Lesbian population. I believe change is hard but it can be done, so never give up.
(623) 343-6880 View (623) 343-6880
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Azita Abtin
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
I have extensive experience with individual, couples and families, using systemic, psychodynamic and CBT, based on the client's needs. Experienced in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse/dependence, codependency, adjustment and grief issues, divorce, relationship and personal growth issues for the last 25 years. I have assisted veterans and active duty personnel and their families since I was an Air Force officer. The Couples Manual published by Amazon increases the therapeutic gains from the regular or video or telephonic sessions for all patients. I was honored as the Top 3 Marriage Counselors by Tree Best Rated Group.
I have extensive experience with individual, couples and families, using systemic, psychodynamic and CBT, based on the client's needs. Experienced in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse/dependence, codependency, adjustment and grief issues, divorce, relationship and personal growth issues for the last 25 years. I have assisted veterans and active duty personnel and their families since I was an Air Force officer. The Couples Manual published by Amazon increases the therapeutic gains from the regular or video or telephonic sessions for all patients. I was honored as the Top 3 Marriage Counselors by Tree Best Rated Group.
(520) 221-4197 View (520) 221-4197
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Nicole Spahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hereford, AZ 85615  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling to get up in the morning, not finding joy in activities that you used to love, feeling nervous in social situations or having challenges in trusting others? Are you struggling with pregnancy, post-partum or in your new role as a mother? For many people, their adult lives and relationships are complicated by childhood trauma, or unhelpful beliefs about themselves and others which they learned at a early age. Daily stressors that others seem to manage without difficulty may seem daunting and overwhelming for you. Life doesn't have to feel this way, it can be so much better.
Do you find yourself struggling to get up in the morning, not finding joy in activities that you used to love, feeling nervous in social situations or having challenges in trusting others? Are you struggling with pregnancy, post-partum or in your new role as a mother? For many people, their adult lives and relationships are complicated by childhood trauma, or unhelpful beliefs about themselves and others which they learned at a early age. Daily stressors that others seem to manage without difficulty may seem daunting and overwhelming for you. Life doesn't have to feel this way, it can be so much better.
(520) 525-2668 View (520) 525-2668
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DBT Resiliency Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85746  (Online Only)
DBT Resiliency Center specializes in DBT for Children. DBT for Children (DBT-C) is a treatment program that focuses on skill development for parents of kids who are emotionally sensitive and highly reactive. DBT-C focuses on changing the environment to meet the needs of the child. For this reason, the family is seen as the “patient". Adults, teens, tweens and children who would like to learn skills for coping with intense emotions and working towards a life worth living. We want to grow and learn how to change certain behaviors. Intense emotions, feelings of hopelessness sometimes make that change difficult to achieve.
DBT Resiliency Center specializes in DBT for Children. DBT for Children (DBT-C) is a treatment program that focuses on skill development for parents of kids who are emotionally sensitive and highly reactive. DBT-C focuses on changing the environment to meet the needs of the child. For this reason, the family is seen as the “patient". Adults, teens, tweens and children who would like to learn skills for coping with intense emotions and working towards a life worth living. We want to grow and learn how to change certain behaviors. Intense emotions, feelings of hopelessness sometimes make that change difficult to achieve.
(520) 337-8709 View (520) 337-8709
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Virginia Pope
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718  (Online Only)
Hey there! Many of us can benefit from having a therapist help navigate our everyday challenges. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I am grateful you are reading my profile and considering me. I work heavily with emotions and focus on understanding the “why” behind our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. So, if you find yourself trying to understand those on a deeper level, I believe we would be a great fit! I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. I also have my Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy from Capella University.
Hey there! Many of us can benefit from having a therapist help navigate our everyday challenges. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I am grateful you are reading my profile and considering me. I work heavily with emotions and focus on understanding the “why” behind our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. So, if you find yourself trying to understand those on a deeper level, I believe we would be a great fit! I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. I also have my Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy from Capella University.
(520) 341-6293 View (520) 341-6293
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Alden Carroll Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85705
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, feeling burnt out, or being too hard on yourself? Would you like to have the ability to better balance your emotions and stress as well as improve your relationship with yourself and others? If so, I’d love to support you! In the 24 years I’ve worked in mental health, I’ve seen my clients transform their lives to feel more centered and confidant by implementing the simple tools and insights I can teach you. I support people experiencing anxiety, burn out, depression, fertility issues, relationship and communication challenges, and unresolved trauma.
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, feeling burnt out, or being too hard on yourself? Would you like to have the ability to better balance your emotions and stress as well as improve your relationship with yourself and others? If so, I’d love to support you! In the 24 years I’ve worked in mental health, I’ve seen my clients transform their lives to feel more centered and confidant by implementing the simple tools and insights I can teach you. I support people experiencing anxiety, burn out, depression, fertility issues, relationship and communication challenges, and unresolved trauma.
(520) 447-4309 View (520) 447-4309

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Benson, AZ

10+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Benson, AZ who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Cigna and Evernorth
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Benson, AZ see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Benson?

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.