Therapists in Flagstaff, AZ

Photo of Balance - Mental Health and Wellness, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Flagstaff, AZ
Balance - Mental Health and Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
We are passionate about providing individual, family and group services to adults and children. We are excited to offer providers who are currently enrolled in masters programs for low-cost rates as well as licensed providers who can accept insurance. Our Clinical Director has worked as a licensed clinical social worker for almost 15 years, in outpatient psychotherapy with special training in forensic interviewing, domestic violence & substance abuse. Additional specialties in our practice include advocating for Hispanic families, Navajo families and the LGBTQ community.
We are passionate about providing individual, family and group services to adults and children. We are excited to offer providers who are currently enrolled in masters programs for low-cost rates as well as licensed providers who can accept insurance. Our Clinical Director has worked as a licensed clinical social worker for almost 15 years, in outpatient psychotherapy with special training in forensic interviewing, domestic violence & substance abuse. Additional specialties in our practice include advocating for Hispanic families, Navajo families and the LGBTQ community.
(928) 249-1356 View (928) 249-1356
Photo of Hollie White, Marriage & Family Therapist in Flagstaff, AZ
Hollie White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
I am a specialist in working with couples to help them build closeness and safety. I am passionate about supporting people in living their most authentic lives, both in relationships and individually. I utilize an experiential therapy approach, embracing the belief that everyone has the ability for creating change for healthier relationships with others and self. I have experience working with children and families with culturally diverse backgrounds, including veterans and the LGBTQ+ community. I also have experience working with individuals on decreasing the daily impact of anxiety and depression and processing trauma.
I am a specialist in working with couples to help them build closeness and safety. I am passionate about supporting people in living their most authentic lives, both in relationships and individually. I utilize an experiential therapy approach, embracing the belief that everyone has the ability for creating change for healthier relationships with others and self. I have experience working with children and families with culturally diverse backgrounds, including veterans and the LGBTQ+ community. I also have experience working with individuals on decreasing the daily impact of anxiety and depression and processing trauma.
(928) 420-8300 View (928) 420-8300
Photo of Emily Wilson, Art Therapist in Flagstaff, AZ
Emily Wilson
Art Therapist, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Our collective world & many folks’ lives have been increasingly full of change. Transition & change can create struggles as well as opportunities; we can navigate those together. I work with adults, adolescents & couples facing issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment, relationship struggles, identity exploration, life transitions & more while maintaining a strengths-based, neurodiverse-affirming & gender-affirming lens. Some clients enjoy using art; others seek more traditional therapeutic approaches. Regardless of technique, building a compassionate relationship that supports growth is illuminating.
Our collective world & many folks’ lives have been increasingly full of change. Transition & change can create struggles as well as opportunities; we can navigate those together. I work with adults, adolescents & couples facing issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment, relationship struggles, identity exploration, life transitions & more while maintaining a strengths-based, neurodiverse-affirming & gender-affirming lens. Some clients enjoy using art; others seek more traditional therapeutic approaches. Regardless of technique, building a compassionate relationship that supports growth is illuminating.
(720) 513-6156 View (720) 513-6156
Photo of Austin Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Flagstaff, AZ
Austin Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
I have spent 10 years in the mental health field focusing my passions on mediation and conciliation for couples, families, churches, and organizations as well as childhood behavior, transition to young adulthood, and trauma. I am available for faith-affirming and Christ-centered sessions, upon request. I am trained in DBT-Informed services and utilize a strengths-based perspective as well as a solution-focused approach. I will provide a validating and supportive environment to partner with you for your desired goals. I run Peaks Counseling LLC. as a practice start-up in Downtown Flagstaff affiliated with Balance Health and Wellness.
I have spent 10 years in the mental health field focusing my passions on mediation and conciliation for couples, families, churches, and organizations as well as childhood behavior, transition to young adulthood, and trauma. I am available for faith-affirming and Christ-centered sessions, upon request. I am trained in DBT-Informed services and utilize a strengths-based perspective as well as a solution-focused approach. I will provide a validating and supportive environment to partner with you for your desired goals. I run Peaks Counseling LLC. as a practice start-up in Downtown Flagstaff affiliated with Balance Health and Wellness.
(520) 523-7670 View (520) 523-7670
Photo of Ann Capulin-Thayer, Counselor in Flagstaff, AZ
Ann Capulin-Thayer
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Does stress, worry or anxiety get to you? Do you need someone to talk with, but friends and family don’t seem to understand? Do you wish you could find somebody who will really listen? Maybe you haven’t been able to feel happiness in way too long, or your fears and worries are taking over your day-to-day life. Maybe your thoughts bother you or seem to control you, or you turn to alcohol or drugs to just get through the day. If some of this sounds familiar you should know that you are not alone, and that you can talk with somebody about these problems. When you are ready, we can work together to try to beat them.
Does stress, worry or anxiety get to you? Do you need someone to talk with, but friends and family don’t seem to understand? Do you wish you could find somebody who will really listen? Maybe you haven’t been able to feel happiness in way too long, or your fears and worries are taking over your day-to-day life. Maybe your thoughts bother you or seem to control you, or you turn to alcohol or drugs to just get through the day. If some of this sounds familiar you should know that you are not alone, and that you can talk with somebody about these problems. When you are ready, we can work together to try to beat them.
(623) 526-1287 View (623) 526-1287
Photo of Brianda Torres Conley Cultivate Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Flagstaff, AZ
Brianda Torres Conley Cultivate Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Waitlist for new clients
My passion is to center our multiplicities, to look deeper into our internal systems and their connections with the environments, relationships, lineages and socio-political contexts we are a part of. As a mixed race Latina, I am particularly drawn to therapeutic work that centers considerations of culture, identity and historical trauma. I am LGBTQIA2S+ affirming. My training and continued learning focuses on intersections of racialized and gender-based trauma with interpersonal trauma and disconnection.
My passion is to center our multiplicities, to look deeper into our internal systems and their connections with the environments, relationships, lineages and socio-political contexts we are a part of. As a mixed race Latina, I am particularly drawn to therapeutic work that centers considerations of culture, identity and historical trauma. I am LGBTQIA2S+ affirming. My training and continued learning focuses on intersections of racialized and gender-based trauma with interpersonal trauma and disconnection.
(928) 223-4732 View (928) 223-4732
Pit Kolodinsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Accepting new In-person or Telehealth adult clients for individual or group counseling formats who are currently struggling with anxiety, panic, mild/moderate depressive symptoms, life/role transitions, internal and interpersonal conflict themes, purpose-meaning-identity themes, and/or problematic relationship patterns. Over 20 years of clinical experience in FL, Germany and AZ. Most recent group work has involved Men's Cancer Support Group, and, Men's Issues Groups. Am also in my 23rd year as a Professor of Counselor Education at NAU. Many years experience with young and middle-aged adults, especially men's issues.
Accepting new In-person or Telehealth adult clients for individual or group counseling formats who are currently struggling with anxiety, panic, mild/moderate depressive symptoms, life/role transitions, internal and interpersonal conflict themes, purpose-meaning-identity themes, and/or problematic relationship patterns. Over 20 years of clinical experience in FL, Germany and AZ. Most recent group work has involved Men's Cancer Support Group, and, Men's Issues Groups. Am also in my 23rd year as a Professor of Counselor Education at NAU. Many years experience with young and middle-aged adults, especially men's issues.
(928) 599-7849 View (928) 599-7849
Photo of Sarah Edmonds, Psychologist in Flagstaff, AZ
Sarah Edmonds
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
You've been going through the motions in life but underneath it all, you aren't happy. You have been mostly keeping it all together, but lately the stress of relationships, job problems, or parenting have been getting to you, and you've been finding yourself feeling more depressed and anxious. May be you've been realizing your childhood was a traumatic one and you don't want to be defined by that. Maybe you've tried self-help techniques or even therapy but it hasn't really made a difference. You just want to feel happy again! I'm here to help.
You've been going through the motions in life but underneath it all, you aren't happy. You have been mostly keeping it all together, but lately the stress of relationships, job problems, or parenting have been getting to you, and you've been finding yourself feeling more depressed and anxious. May be you've been realizing your childhood was a traumatic one and you don't want to be defined by that. Maybe you've tried self-help techniques or even therapy but it hasn't really made a difference. You just want to feel happy again! I'm here to help.
(928) 224-1996 View (928) 224-1996
Photo of Melissa Dohse Cultivate Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Flagstaff, AZ
Melissa Dohse Cultivate Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Your capacity for change, healing, and growth, is why I do this work. In the 10 years that I have been in the field, courage is what has always shown up at my door. Courage is always what leads us to change. Courage to believe that things could be different, that life doesn't have to feel this way, that I can feel whole. It would be an honor to walk alongside you on your journey from courage to hope.
Your capacity for change, healing, and growth, is why I do this work. In the 10 years that I have been in the field, courage is what has always shown up at my door. Courage is always what leads us to change. Courage to believe that things could be different, that life doesn't have to feel this way, that I can feel whole. It would be an honor to walk alongside you on your journey from courage to hope.
(928) 323-3208 View (928) 323-3208
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Abundant Hope Integrated Solutions, LLC
Counselor, LPC, LMSW, LAC, Interns
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
My ideal client seeks growth and healing, recognizing the value of introspection and self-improvement. They may be grappling with challenges such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, seeking to untangle complex emotions and develop coping strategies. Their need encompass a safe, empathetic space for introspection and coping strategies. Their goals include gaining insight, building resilience, and fostering healthier relationships. They aspire to understand themselves better, enhance emotional well-being, and navigate life with clarity and confidence. Their desire for self-discovery stems from a commitment to living a fulfilling life.
My ideal client seeks growth and healing, recognizing the value of introspection and self-improvement. They may be grappling with challenges such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, seeking to untangle complex emotions and develop coping strategies. Their need encompass a safe, empathetic space for introspection and coping strategies. Their goals include gaining insight, building resilience, and fostering healthier relationships. They aspire to understand themselves better, enhance emotional well-being, and navigate life with clarity and confidence. Their desire for self-discovery stems from a commitment to living a fulfilling life.
(928) 589-5503 View (928) 589-5503
Photo of Diane Collett Greenblatt, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Flagstaff, AZ
Diane Collett Greenblatt
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LISAC , LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Counseling requires your willingness to leave the familiar and commit to making changes no matter how challenging they may be. On your path of healing and transformation I will be with you each step of the way. YOU will not be alone. My passion is working with clients to find their inner voice, their path to healing. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck in an unhealthy cycle wondering if you could feel different? As my client, I will guide you to learn how to connect with yourself and others on a more meaningful level. You will find calmness, clarity, and your own personal truth as a result of our sessions.
Counseling requires your willingness to leave the familiar and commit to making changes no matter how challenging they may be. On your path of healing and transformation I will be with you each step of the way. YOU will not be alone. My passion is working with clients to find their inner voice, their path to healing. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck in an unhealthy cycle wondering if you could feel different? As my client, I will guide you to learn how to connect with yourself and others on a more meaningful level. You will find calmness, clarity, and your own personal truth as a result of our sessions.
(928) 985-5393 View (928) 985-5393
Photo of Victoria Prisco, Licensed Professional Counselor in Flagstaff, AZ
Victoria Prisco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAT, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86001  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you're constantly running on empty, even after basic interactions? Does your inner critic drown out your accomplishments, making you question your abilities (imposter syndrome) and struggle to focus or connect with others? Maybe you're juggling a lot and feel overwhelmed, despite your best efforts. Life transitions can be challenging, and sometimes underlying factors like ADHD or a persistent negative inner voice can make things even harder. You might know there's a better way to navigate life, but feel stuck in patterns of self-doubt that hold you back.
Do you ever feel like you're constantly running on empty, even after basic interactions? Does your inner critic drown out your accomplishments, making you question your abilities (imposter syndrome) and struggle to focus or connect with others? Maybe you're juggling a lot and feel overwhelmed, despite your best efforts. Life transitions can be challenging, and sometimes underlying factors like ADHD or a persistent negative inner voice can make things even harder. You might know there's a better way to navigate life, but feel stuck in patterns of self-doubt that hold you back.
(267) 478-8764 View (267) 478-8764
Photo of Kristin Anderson Cultivate Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Flagstaff, AZ
Kristin Anderson Cultivate Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you” -Friedrich Nietzsche- I’d be honored to fight with you; and perhaps, if we're brave enough, even make peace with the monsters that you may be free. This work is powerful, transformative, and hard. I love it.
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you” -Friedrich Nietzsche- I’d be honored to fight with you; and perhaps, if we're brave enough, even make peace with the monsters that you may be free. This work is powerful, transformative, and hard. I love it.
(928) 766-4133 View (928) 766-4133
Photo of Billy Brey-Boswell, Counselor in Flagstaff, AZ
Billy Brey-Boswell
Counselor, LAC, NAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are hoping to heal trauma, seeking to improve your relationships, or simply looking to learn ways to better cope with the stressors of daily life, I am happy to walk alongside you on your journey. Our modern world is filled with distractions that disconnect us from ourselves, others, and our environment. The greatest gift one can offer themselves is the pursuit of connection to self, others, and the world around them. My aim is to help you foster those connections.
Whether you are hoping to heal trauma, seeking to improve your relationships, or simply looking to learn ways to better cope with the stressors of daily life, I am happy to walk alongside you on your journey. Our modern world is filled with distractions that disconnect us from ourselves, others, and our environment. The greatest gift one can offer themselves is the pursuit of connection to self, others, and the world around them. My aim is to help you foster those connections.
(928) 628-6382 View (928) 628-6382
Photo of Tracey K Smith Hassett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Flagstaff, AZ
Tracey K Smith Hassett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, CCMHC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86005  (Online Only)
I have been working in my field of clinical psychotherapy for well over a decade, and I am licensed in 3 states (Arizona, Nevada & Texas). I am passionate about addressing clients' dysfunctional relationships with themselves, others or even a substance, and TRULY understand the impact those dysfunctions have on the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, maintain a job, maintain proper self-care and the erosion of peace and stability that becomes seemingly unattainable. I roll up my sleeves with you, unravel the chaos, help to clear your filter, tweak and reframe your reference points and perspectives, and set you on a path of hope!
I have been working in my field of clinical psychotherapy for well over a decade, and I am licensed in 3 states (Arizona, Nevada & Texas). I am passionate about addressing clients' dysfunctional relationships with themselves, others or even a substance, and TRULY understand the impact those dysfunctions have on the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, maintain a job, maintain proper self-care and the erosion of peace and stability that becomes seemingly unattainable. I roll up my sleeves with you, unravel the chaos, help to clear your filter, tweak and reframe your reference points and perspectives, and set you on a path of hope!
(520) 231-7877 View (520) 231-7877
Photo of Lindsay Seals - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Flagstaff, AZ
Lindsay Seals - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Lindsay Seals, an LMSW practicing at Beyond the Pines, is offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in partnership with Horses, Heroes, and Hope. Lindsay is being trained under the principals of Natural Lifemanship in order to aid individauls who are experiencing trauma responses, relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem, challenging life transitions, and/or are in a state of overwhelm and are struggling to live balanced, healthy, and present lifestyles by developing deeper connection and relationship with oneself and their equine partners.
Lindsay Seals, an LMSW practicing at Beyond the Pines, is offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in partnership with Horses, Heroes, and Hope. Lindsay is being trained under the principals of Natural Lifemanship in order to aid individauls who are experiencing trauma responses, relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem, challenging life transitions, and/or are in a state of overwhelm and are struggling to live balanced, healthy, and present lifestyles by developing deeper connection and relationship with oneself and their equine partners.
(928) 224-3080 x3 View (928) 224-3080 x3
Photo of Robert Beridha, Psychologist in Flagstaff, AZ
Robert Beridha
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Not accepting new clients
Do you desire to feel more grounded and whole? Are you bothered by emotional distress, confusion, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors? Does the state of the world leave you isolated and exhausted? Perhaps you find yourself at a crossroads with a nagging uncertainty about which direction to take or that you are only spinning your wheels. Are your body and your mind out of sync with one another? Are you frustrated because creativity feels just out of your reach? Are you a transgender, nonbinary or gender fluid individual wondering what steps to take to feel authentic? New office in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Do you desire to feel more grounded and whole? Are you bothered by emotional distress, confusion, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors? Does the state of the world leave you isolated and exhausted? Perhaps you find yourself at a crossroads with a nagging uncertainty about which direction to take or that you are only spinning your wheels. Are your body and your mind out of sync with one another? Are you frustrated because creativity feels just out of your reach? Are you a transgender, nonbinary or gender fluid individual wondering what steps to take to feel authentic? New office in Flagstaff, Arizona.
(928) 433-2383 View (928) 433-2383
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Alex Rankin
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
My mission revolves around helping individuals find a comfortable sense of contentment and identity. This could include overcoming trauma, personal hardships, and mental blocks; or safely exploring who you are in the world. Whatever your journey entails, I'm here to be a facilitator of support.
My mission revolves around helping individuals find a comfortable sense of contentment and identity. This could include overcoming trauma, personal hardships, and mental blocks; or safely exploring who you are in the world. Whatever your journey entails, I'm here to be a facilitator of support.
(520) 492-0451 View (520) 492-0451
Photo of Genie Burns, Psychologist in Flagstaff, AZ
Genie Burns
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Life is fast paced and ever changing. At times, it can be difficult to find a balance. My treatment approach is to help individuals and families explore options to meet their goals to challenges. My primary treatment approach is grounded in cognitive behavioral theory, but I also utilize a blend of conventional and alternative therapeutic services (e.g., Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Nature and Ecotherapy) to fit the needs of each client and build on their strengths to achieve their goals.
Life is fast paced and ever changing. At times, it can be difficult to find a balance. My treatment approach is to help individuals and families explore options to meet their goals to challenges. My primary treatment approach is grounded in cognitive behavioral theory, but I also utilize a blend of conventional and alternative therapeutic services (e.g., Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Nature and Ecotherapy) to fit the needs of each client and build on their strengths to achieve their goals.
(928) 569-2991 View (928) 569-2991
Photo of Denise Henderson Cultivate Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Flagstaff, AZ
Denise Henderson Cultivate Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Life is an ever shifting journey that proves more challenging at certain times than others. The challenges that we face are unique to each of us. It is my belief and the reason this work continues to be my passion, that having safe, compassionate, skilled relationships are what heal us and support our agency (I can!). As a therapist, I strive to offer work that is reparative and restorative to my clients' nervous systems. When clients feel that they belong, have an increased sense of hope and understanding of self, and can take another step forward I believe that I have done a large part of my job.
Life is an ever shifting journey that proves more challenging at certain times than others. The challenges that we face are unique to each of us. It is my belief and the reason this work continues to be my passion, that having safe, compassionate, skilled relationships are what heal us and support our agency (I can!). As a therapist, I strive to offer work that is reparative and restorative to my clients' nervous systems. When clients feel that they belong, have an increased sense of hope and understanding of self, and can take another step forward I believe that I have done a large part of my job.
(928) 440-1261 View (928) 440-1261

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Number of Therapists in Flagstaff, AZ

200+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in Flagstaff, AZ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
68% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Aetna

How Therapists in Flagstaff, AZ see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Flagstaff?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.