Therapists in Mesa, AZ

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Photo of Tina Stoffel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mesa, AZ
Tina Stoffel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, LPC
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85210
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Welcome! What an honor it is to start this journey with you. I know that reaching out for help can often be the most difficult part of the therapeutic process. I am wholeheartedly committed to helping you during a difficult time on your journey in life. I see couples and adults of all ages and specialize in women’s issues including perinatal mental health. Life happens; stress, mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, for example, can all be too much at times, causing us to disconnect. You currently possess strengths that will help you to make progress in your journey toward your best self.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Welcome! What an honor it is to start this journey with you. I know that reaching out for help can often be the most difficult part of the therapeutic process. I am wholeheartedly committed to helping you during a difficult time on your journey in life. I see couples and adults of all ages and specialize in women’s issues including perinatal mental health. Life happens; stress, mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, for example, can all be too much at times, causing us to disconnect. You currently possess strengths that will help you to make progress in your journey toward your best self.
(480) 605-1524 View (480) 605-1524
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Jessica Breznak-Higgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85206
Thank you for taking the time to explore Gotham Ranch Counseling Services! I offer over 20+ years experience working with adolescents and adults. I work with a variety of therapeutic issues, including complex trauma/childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, or just generally feeling "stuck!" I use humor, as well as a variety of experiential therapy techniques to assist clients in processing through their struggles. I strive to offer clients unique, safe and comfortable environment within which to process through struggles, in a non-stuffy atmosphere where animals (horses and cats) can at times join our sessions.
Thank you for taking the time to explore Gotham Ranch Counseling Services! I offer over 20+ years experience working with adolescents and adults. I work with a variety of therapeutic issues, including complex trauma/childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, or just generally feeling "stuck!" I use humor, as well as a variety of experiential therapy techniques to assist clients in processing through their struggles. I strive to offer clients unique, safe and comfortable environment within which to process through struggles, in a non-stuffy atmosphere where animals (horses and cats) can at times join our sessions.
(480) 577-5327 View (480) 577-5327
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Kathleen Field
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85215
Life is complex with pain, grief, struggles, and victories. My personal experience with healing is what led me on my journey to wanting to become a counselor. I’ve experienced what it’s like to feel connected, seen, understood and how that greatly helped me to find new meaning in life. Connection drives healing because we are not meant to walk through our pain alone. I believe your life has meaning and I am committed to helping you uncover your purpose in life.
Life is complex with pain, grief, struggles, and victories. My personal experience with healing is what led me on my journey to wanting to become a counselor. I’ve experienced what it’s like to feel connected, seen, understood and how that greatly helped me to find new meaning in life. Connection drives healing because we are not meant to walk through our pain alone. I believe your life has meaning and I am committed to helping you uncover your purpose in life.
(480) 470-2491 View (480) 470-2491
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Healing & Beyond Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85208  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with children, adolescents and families. Addiction issues, loss and trauma are also areas that I enjoy working with. I have worked with all ages and cultures and love seeing people overcome their obstacles and move forward in their lives; feeling lighter, happier and able to achieve their dreams and goals. I know people are capable of achieving happiness and connections in their lives with additional supports and can become who they want to become with support and direction.
I have a passion for working with children, adolescents and families. Addiction issues, loss and trauma are also areas that I enjoy working with. I have worked with all ages and cultures and love seeing people overcome their obstacles and move forward in their lives; feeling lighter, happier and able to achieve their dreams and goals. I know people are capable of achieving happiness and connections in their lives with additional supports and can become who they want to become with support and direction.
(480) 725-5898 View (480) 725-5898
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Dr. Brittany Londer
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD , R/O
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85212  (Online Only)
I'm pleased you're seeking a mental health professional. Life presents varied challenges; while some we navigate alone, others require support. Remember, facing challenges doesn't mean facing them alone. With guidance, we can pave a path tailored for you. Together, we'll explore solutions, transforming challenges into growth. This journey is an opportunity to deepen your self-understanding.
I'm pleased you're seeking a mental health professional. Life presents varied challenges; while some we navigate alone, others require support. Remember, facing challenges doesn't mean facing them alone. With guidance, we can pave a path tailored for you. Together, we'll explore solutions, transforming challenges into growth. This journey is an opportunity to deepen your self-understanding.
(623) 552-5002 View (623) 552-5002
Photo of Karen Pitico, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mesa, AZ
Karen Pitico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA MSW, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85213
Cognitive wellness is a critical aspect of lifestyle wellness. My experience has included venues as; crisis, in and outpatient, and elderly care. Private practice includes youth, adults, families focusing on individual, couples, partners and families. I typically use the Cognitive Behavioral approach with successful client satisfaction in one's counseling experience. How we think about the situations / problems / disappointments that come in and out of lives play a critical role how we develop healthy cognitive skills to get through our emotional and physical disappointments, struggles, grief and pain.
Cognitive wellness is a critical aspect of lifestyle wellness. My experience has included venues as; crisis, in and outpatient, and elderly care. Private practice includes youth, adults, families focusing on individual, couples, partners and families. I typically use the Cognitive Behavioral approach with successful client satisfaction in one's counseling experience. How we think about the situations / problems / disappointments that come in and out of lives play a critical role how we develop healthy cognitive skills to get through our emotional and physical disappointments, struggles, grief and pain.
(480) 405-5216 View (480) 405-5216
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Kaisa Asunto
Counselor, MS, NCC, LAC
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85215
Hello beautiful soul! I am so excited at the thought of being a part of your journey! I know that life can get overwhelming and complicated at times. Perhaps you feel stuck, weighed down, buried, or even like you’re drowning. I can absolutely relate to that. I’ve found that the best way to work through my pain is through the loving guidance and connection with someone able to help me view things from a different perspective. Most likely, your nervous system has been on overdrive for quite some time. Perhaps you find yourself repeating patterns or cycles, and just need a little assistance to move into a healthier state of being.
Hello beautiful soul! I am so excited at the thought of being a part of your journey! I know that life can get overwhelming and complicated at times. Perhaps you feel stuck, weighed down, buried, or even like you’re drowning. I can absolutely relate to that. I’ve found that the best way to work through my pain is through the loving guidance and connection with someone able to help me view things from a different perspective. Most likely, your nervous system has been on overdrive for quite some time. Perhaps you find yourself repeating patterns or cycles, and just need a little assistance to move into a healthier state of being.
(480) 576-5646 View (480) 576-5646
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Dyanna Eisel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MA, LAMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85206
High conflict over the same things. Infidelity. Lack of intimacy. Infertility. Difficulty communicating feelings and emotions. Not feeling validated or heard. Trust is broken and resentment has built up. Years have gone by, and many life adjustments feel like they are pulling you apart. You feel desperate and alone. You want to experience that love and connection that you used to, and feel healthy and loved in meaningful way. It feels like you're losing hope of a fulfilling future in your relationship. I see you. Come sit with me, and let's explore it. Zero judgment and open arms here. Let's get started.
High conflict over the same things. Infidelity. Lack of intimacy. Infertility. Difficulty communicating feelings and emotions. Not feeling validated or heard. Trust is broken and resentment has built up. Years have gone by, and many life adjustments feel like they are pulling you apart. You feel desperate and alone. You want to experience that love and connection that you used to, and feel healthy and loved in meaningful way. It feels like you're losing hope of a fulfilling future in your relationship. I see you. Come sit with me, and let's explore it. Zero judgment and open arms here. Let's get started.
(623) 900-1909 View (623) 900-1909
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Angie Hatch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAPC, LPC, CSAT, CDWF, ART
Verified
8 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85210
I SEE you. I see you hustling to get more done—to be the perfect parent/spouse/employee/leader/human. I see that under your polished exterior, you are exhausted, stressed out, and ready for a change. I see you feel unappreciated, but left frustrated and guilty that you feel this way. I HEAR you. I hear your inner thoughts, “I’m working myself ragged, and I’m still not enough.” “If I could just (blank) then I will be happy.” “Why does it come easier for (blank)?" But I also hear the quiet whisper that says, “despite it all, I’m still trying.” I specialize in working with Betrayal Trauma, Sex Addiction, and facilitating groups.
I SEE you. I see you hustling to get more done—to be the perfect parent/spouse/employee/leader/human. I see that under your polished exterior, you are exhausted, stressed out, and ready for a change. I see you feel unappreciated, but left frustrated and guilty that you feel this way. I HEAR you. I hear your inner thoughts, “I’m working myself ragged, and I’m still not enough.” “If I could just (blank) then I will be happy.” “Why does it come easier for (blank)?" But I also hear the quiet whisper that says, “despite it all, I’m still trying.” I specialize in working with Betrayal Trauma, Sex Addiction, and facilitating groups.
(480) 568-3082 x1007 View (480) 568-3082 x1007
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Judith Rand
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85202
I am Founder and CEO of The Family Prosperity Institute. My practice is biblically based and Scripture provides the foundation for the way I conceptualize my work. Within this context, I am dedicated to providing counseling, consulting, and educational services that empower clients to creatively plan their own destinies. I provide expert counseling services and innovative psychology knowledge and solutions to individuals, families, couples, and elders. Services are time-efficient and cost-effective.
I am Founder and CEO of The Family Prosperity Institute. My practice is biblically based and Scripture provides the foundation for the way I conceptualize my work. Within this context, I am dedicated to providing counseling, consulting, and educational services that empower clients to creatively plan their own destinies. I provide expert counseling services and innovative psychology knowledge and solutions to individuals, families, couples, and elders. Services are time-efficient and cost-effective.
(480) 466-7010 View (480) 466-7010
Photo of Rebecka Parker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mesa, AZ
Rebecka Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85204
AZ: In person/Telehealth; UT: Telehealth. After 14 years of working in therapy and social work, I have come to find that people are incredibly resilient! You have made it through 100% of what you’ve experienced, which is quite remarkable. When it seems like life is too overwhelming we can all benefit from more support and an outside perspective. It is a brave thing to dare hope for a brighter future. But I hold to the philosophy that, "There are far, far better things ahead, than any we leave behind." We cannot change the past, but we can take advantage of the present and seek to influence the future.
AZ: In person/Telehealth; UT: Telehealth. After 14 years of working in therapy and social work, I have come to find that people are incredibly resilient! You have made it through 100% of what you’ve experienced, which is quite remarkable. When it seems like life is too overwhelming we can all benefit from more support and an outside perspective. It is a brave thing to dare hope for a brighter future. But I hold to the philosophy that, "There are far, far better things ahead, than any we leave behind." We cannot change the past, but we can take advantage of the present and seek to influence the future.
(623) 323-8953 View (623) 323-8953
Photo of Tony Ziolko, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mesa, AZ
Tony Ziolko
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ORDM
Verified
4 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85206
I am a owner and founder of Stories Counseling, PLLC and an approved Clinical Supervisor. As a therapist and former pastor, my personal motto is that EVERY.STORY.MATTERS. I truly believe that we are not defined by our wounds and that there is true healing through refinement, redemption, and reconciliation to the self. No matter where you are in this life journey, it is the hope that you can see that the story isn't over yet and you can write the future chapters that you need your life story to be. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families and hope that I can be a safe place for you.
I am a owner and founder of Stories Counseling, PLLC and an approved Clinical Supervisor. As a therapist and former pastor, my personal motto is that EVERY.STORY.MATTERS. I truly believe that we are not defined by our wounds and that there is true healing through refinement, redemption, and reconciliation to the self. No matter where you are in this life journey, it is the hope that you can see that the story isn't over yet and you can write the future chapters that you need your life story to be. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families and hope that I can be a safe place for you.
(602) 362-8105 View (602) 362-8105
Photo of Kellie King-Bossie, Pre-Licensed Professional in Mesa, AZ
Kellie King-Bossie
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85210
Not accepting new clients
Life in your 20's can feel like a never-ending current. Everything is constantly changing and things rarely ever feel settled. At this age, you don’t have it all figured out and half the time, you wonder if you’re even doing the right thing. You look to your friends to see what they are doing, but come to realize they are just as confused as you are. Due to these overwhelming emotions, you might notice yourself pulling away from friends and family, having increased feelings of anxiety, and becoming disinterested in activities that you once loved.
Life in your 20's can feel like a never-ending current. Everything is constantly changing and things rarely ever feel settled. At this age, you don’t have it all figured out and half the time, you wonder if you’re even doing the right thing. You look to your friends to see what they are doing, but come to realize they are just as confused as you are. Due to these overwhelming emotions, you might notice yourself pulling away from friends and family, having increased feelings of anxiety, and becoming disinterested in activities that you once loved.
(480) 712-2035 View (480) 712-2035
Kelly Marley-Smith, LPC, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85210
I have over 16 years of counseling experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. These include, private practice, critical response teams, at-risk adolescent group homes, residential treatment centers, state prison, and behavioral schools. Specialties include: trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, job related difficulties/career related issues, life transitions and employee assistance.
I have over 16 years of counseling experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. These include, private practice, critical response teams, at-risk adolescent group homes, residential treatment centers, state prison, and behavioral schools. Specialties include: trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, job related difficulties/career related issues, life transitions and employee assistance.
(480) 526-4334 View (480) 526-4334
Photo of Patricia (Trish) Pierson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mesa, AZ
Patricia (Trish) Pierson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85206
I am currently accepting new clients in Arizona & Washington (telehealth only.) It takes courage to share your story, and to accept help from someone. In counseling, I believe that everyone has the ability to face difficult situations, overcome challenges and learn new skills. My philosophy is rooted in the belief that mental and emotional well-being are integral to overall health, and that therapy can be a powerful tool for achieving this balance. I take a holistic and trauma-informed approach to treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, marital and family conflict, pregnancy and postpartum adjustment, and parenting challenges.
I am currently accepting new clients in Arizona & Washington (telehealth only.) It takes courage to share your story, and to accept help from someone. In counseling, I believe that everyone has the ability to face difficult situations, overcome challenges and learn new skills. My philosophy is rooted in the belief that mental and emotional well-being are integral to overall health, and that therapy can be a powerful tool for achieving this balance. I take a holistic and trauma-informed approach to treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, marital and family conflict, pregnancy and postpartum adjustment, and parenting challenges.
(928) 427-1443 View (928) 427-1443
Photo of Lynell Jones, Pre-Licensed Professional in Mesa, AZ
Lynell Jones
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85207  (Online Only)
As a proponent for positive psychology, Lynell incorporates a strong positive approach to her counseling. Lynell has worked with children in both a school environment and on an individual basis within the family unit. While working at Catholic Charities, Lynell has focused on strengthening the family through her work with Maggie’s Place and couples counseling. As a member of the LDS community, she understands how the strength of spiritual tools may improve one’s life. Specializes in: Family Counseling Adolescents (ages 5-18) Co-parenting Couples Individuals Seniors
As a proponent for positive psychology, Lynell incorporates a strong positive approach to her counseling. Lynell has worked with children in both a school environment and on an individual basis within the family unit. While working at Catholic Charities, Lynell has focused on strengthening the family through her work with Maggie’s Place and couples counseling. As a member of the LDS community, she understands how the strength of spiritual tools may improve one’s life. Specializes in: Family Counseling Adolescents (ages 5-18) Co-parenting Couples Individuals Seniors
(480) 508-9671 View (480) 508-9671
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Tamara Woodard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85210
Are you the type of parent who understands that your child needs more than a bandaid approach or a one-size-fits-all solution? Are outbursts, panic attacks, or shutting down preventing your child from truly thriving? Tamara can provide you with a customized approach to help you and your child overcome the immediate challenges of today and to begin thriving for the future. Tamara has helped 1000+ toddlers, children, teens, & young adults with managing anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, meltdowns, shutting down, low self-esteem, & symptoms related to ADHD, autism or neurodiversity.
Are you the type of parent who understands that your child needs more than a bandaid approach or a one-size-fits-all solution? Are outbursts, panic attacks, or shutting down preventing your child from truly thriving? Tamara can provide you with a customized approach to help you and your child overcome the immediate challenges of today and to begin thriving for the future. Tamara has helped 1000+ toddlers, children, teens, & young adults with managing anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, meltdowns, shutting down, low self-esteem, & symptoms related to ADHD, autism or neurodiversity.
(480) 608-9130 View (480) 608-9130
Photo of Denise Jauregui, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mesa, AZ
Denise Jauregui
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85206  (Online Only)
Welcome. Searching for therapy services can be a difficult and intimidating experience, so I congratulate you for getting started! Feel free to send me an email with any questions you may have. I work from a person-centered approach where you, the client, is the expert in your own therapy journey and I am here to support along the way. Together we can figure out what is needed to help you achieve your therapy goals. In my practice, Cultivando Wellness, I strive to empower the community with education and therapy services to break the stigma of mental health. I work with people from the ages of 11 years old to adults.
Welcome. Searching for therapy services can be a difficult and intimidating experience, so I congratulate you for getting started! Feel free to send me an email with any questions you may have. I work from a person-centered approach where you, the client, is the expert in your own therapy journey and I am here to support along the way. Together we can figure out what is needed to help you achieve your therapy goals. In my practice, Cultivando Wellness, I strive to empower the community with education and therapy services to break the stigma of mental health. I work with people from the ages of 11 years old to adults.
(602) 560-4512 View (602) 560-4512
Photo of Sharon Connour, Licensed Master Social Worker in Mesa, AZ
Sharon Connour
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85204
Courage and bravery are such an important part of your journey, especially your healing journey. During life we can have our emotions numbed and don’t even realize it. We keep going through life thinking it is “normal” until something breaks us and we realize we need that additional support. It takes immense courage to make that first step and I can help you! Be proud of yourself for making this first step forward for your life! YOU are important and YOU are the only person that will invest in yourself! I have 14 yrs of social work experience, 10 of those yrs working in hospice. I am a certified in BWRT.
Courage and bravery are such an important part of your journey, especially your healing journey. During life we can have our emotions numbed and don’t even realize it. We keep going through life thinking it is “normal” until something breaks us and we realize we need that additional support. It takes immense courage to make that first step and I can help you! Be proud of yourself for making this first step forward for your life! YOU are important and YOU are the only person that will invest in yourself! I have 14 yrs of social work experience, 10 of those yrs working in hospice. I am a certified in BWRT.
(928) 232-5902 View (928) 232-5902
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Kerry Diana
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Mesa, AZ 85202
I can help you to learn how to better manage your life. Do you struggle with disorganization, impulsivity, procrastination, and controlling your emotions? Do you have ADHD or suspect you do? I specialize in helping adults with ADHD address and improve their self-esteem, impulsive behavior, relationships, work/school performance, and organization. I have advanced training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and adult ADHD. As someone who also struggles with ADHD, I understand how it impacts our work and personal life every day.
I can help you to learn how to better manage your life. Do you struggle with disorganization, impulsivity, procrastination, and controlling your emotions? Do you have ADHD or suspect you do? I specialize in helping adults with ADHD address and improve their self-esteem, impulsive behavior, relationships, work/school performance, and organization. I have advanced training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and adult ADHD. As someone who also struggles with ADHD, I understand how it impacts our work and personal life every day.
(480) 397-0948 View (480) 397-0948

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Number of Therapists in Mesa, AZ

700+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Mesa, AZ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
78% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Mesa, AZ see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mesa?

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.