Therapists in Central, Mesa, AZ

Photo of Maria Blahut, Pre-Licensed Professional in Central, Mesa, AZ
Maria Blahut
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
It's hard for parents watching their as they struggle with school, social or overwhelming emotions As a child therapist specializing in school-aged children that may have challenges of autism, Asperger's, coping, anger management, anxiety, sensory issues, meltdowns, developmental delays, and more, I understand the challenges they face. I work closely with the children and also the parents as the case may be to help grow their ability to fully engage with life.. I'm here to help them find their way to a happier, more resilient place.
It's hard for parents watching their as they struggle with school, social or overwhelming emotions As a child therapist specializing in school-aged children that may have challenges of autism, Asperger's, coping, anger management, anxiety, sensory issues, meltdowns, developmental delays, and more, I understand the challenges they face. I work closely with the children and also the parents as the case may be to help grow their ability to fully engage with life.. I'm here to help them find their way to a happier, more resilient place.
(480) 470-7451 View (480) 470-7451
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Stephanie Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
I believe that every individual is worthy of respect and the dignity of their life should be upheld and protected. This belief system is carried through in the therapy room where I will work diligently to create a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. I desire to create an environment where you will feel safe, seen, heard, understood, and loved. I feel strongly that human beings were made for community and that we all struggle from time to time. As a therapist, it is my privilege to walk alongside you and accompany you in your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
I believe that every individual is worthy of respect and the dignity of their life should be upheld and protected. This belief system is carried through in the therapy room where I will work diligently to create a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. I desire to create an environment where you will feel safe, seen, heard, understood, and loved. I feel strongly that human beings were made for community and that we all struggle from time to time. As a therapist, it is my privilege to walk alongside you and accompany you in your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
(480) 405-4198 View (480) 405-4198
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Amber Cheney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85206
Every person has a voice and I believe it is important for that voice to be heard. Relationships can be messy and complicated. Our voices can often feel lost in the chaos. I work with clients to help them be, and feel, heard. In addition, I believe that no two experiences are the same. This means that even siblings raised together will have different perspectives and experiences of their childhood. These differences can lead people to define the world differently than others around them. I help clients to identify these differences and explore the behavioral and emotional impact they have on current relationships.
Every person has a voice and I believe it is important for that voice to be heard. Relationships can be messy and complicated. Our voices can often feel lost in the chaos. I work with clients to help them be, and feel, heard. In addition, I believe that no two experiences are the same. This means that even siblings raised together will have different perspectives and experiences of their childhood. These differences can lead people to define the world differently than others around them. I help clients to identify these differences and explore the behavioral and emotional impact they have on current relationships.
(480) 787-0361 View (480) 787-0361
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Joshua Reish, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204  (Online Only)
Life can be tough. We all have needs to connect with others and be seen for who we are, what we’ve been through, and how we can grow further. Maybe you’d like to find a better way to play the cards that life has dealt. As a therapist, I will journey with you as we sort through your strengths and challenges to find novel solutions. This may include facing difficult emotions, finding a way to tell someone you’re sorry (even if that someone is you), honing social skills, setting boundaries with loved ones or coworkers, dealing with a traumatic or overwhelming experience, or just balancing an already full and happy life.
Life can be tough. We all have needs to connect with others and be seen for who we are, what we’ve been through, and how we can grow further. Maybe you’d like to find a better way to play the cards that life has dealt. As a therapist, I will journey with you as we sort through your strengths and challenges to find novel solutions. This may include facing difficult emotions, finding a way to tell someone you’re sorry (even if that someone is you), honing social skills, setting boundaries with loved ones or coworkers, dealing with a traumatic or overwhelming experience, or just balancing an already full and happy life.
(657) 256-5367 View (657) 256-5367
Photo of Devon Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central, Mesa, AZ
Devon Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
Are you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or like you are having a difficult time coping with life right now? You are not alone! I understand how challenging it can be to feel stuck and wanting to have more peace in your life. I fully believe the statement by Jon Kabat Zinn who said, “As long as you are breathing there is more right with you than wrong with you.” My goal as a therapist is to draw out the strengths that you already have and help you build new skills in order to face the challenges, transitions, and stresses that you are facing in your life.
Are you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or like you are having a difficult time coping with life right now? You are not alone! I understand how challenging it can be to feel stuck and wanting to have more peace in your life. I fully believe the statement by Jon Kabat Zinn who said, “As long as you are breathing there is more right with you than wrong with you.” My goal as a therapist is to draw out the strengths that you already have and help you build new skills in order to face the challenges, transitions, and stresses that you are facing in your life.
(480) 500-7635 View (480) 500-7635
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Mekenna Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-T
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
Accepting New Clients. Greetings! I provide a compassionate environment to those needing support with whatever life throws at them. I am particularly passionate about helping those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, anger, codependency, grief and loss and pet bereavement.
Accepting New Clients. Greetings! I provide a compassionate environment to those needing support with whatever life throws at them. I am particularly passionate about helping those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, anger, codependency, grief and loss and pet bereavement.
(480) 482-1838 View (480) 482-1838
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Jennifer Franco-Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85206
Not accepting new clients
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. At Sonoran Sunrise Counseling, my mission is to help you find ways to cope with and overcome life's obstacles. I offer individual therapy to aid you in managing conflict and hardships and to help you thrive in the face of adversity. We all need a safe, supportive space where we can express our worries as well as our goals and triumphs. I will help guide you towards mental wellness in order to help you reach your full potential. También hablo Español y tengo experiencia ayudando a inmigrantes y refugiados a superar los desafíos de adaptarse a una nueva cultura.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. At Sonoran Sunrise Counseling, my mission is to help you find ways to cope with and overcome life's obstacles. I offer individual therapy to aid you in managing conflict and hardships and to help you thrive in the face of adversity. We all need a safe, supportive space where we can express our worries as well as our goals and triumphs. I will help guide you towards mental wellness in order to help you reach your full potential. También hablo Español y tengo experiencia ayudando a inmigrantes y refugiados a superar los desafíos de adaptarse a una nueva cultura.
(480) 210-2503 View (480) 210-2503
Photo of Suzanne Sanders, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central, Mesa, AZ
Suzanne Sanders
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
My approach to therapy is collaborative and established in openness, trust, honesty and humor. I believe that our work is rooted in the relationship we build together and should build upon your strengths and uniqueness. It is a privilege for me to be invited to work with my clients as they go through challenges and transitions. I am very passionate about being able to provide a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate space where you can feel supported and understood. My aim is to help you feel empowered, live freely and authentically, thrive in your relationships with yourself and others, and experience healing and change.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and established in openness, trust, honesty and humor. I believe that our work is rooted in the relationship we build together and should build upon your strengths and uniqueness. It is a privilege for me to be invited to work with my clients as they go through challenges and transitions. I am very passionate about being able to provide a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate space where you can feel supported and understood. My aim is to help you feel empowered, live freely and authentically, thrive in your relationships with yourself and others, and experience healing and change.
(480) 780-2471 View (480) 780-2471
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Michaela Hurtado
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
Accepting New Clients. Hello! I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults experiencing an eating disorder, poor body image, depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, low self-esteem, anger, peer and family challenges, boundary challenges, co-dependency, stress, and life transitions. I utilize multiple approaches in my work, such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, internal family systems, family therapy, art therapy, prompted journaling, psychoeducation, and mindfulness. I am a LGBTQIA ally.
Accepting New Clients. Hello! I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults experiencing an eating disorder, poor body image, depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, low self-esteem, anger, peer and family challenges, boundary challenges, co-dependency, stress, and life transitions. I utilize multiple approaches in my work, such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, internal family systems, family therapy, art therapy, prompted journaling, psychoeducation, and mindfulness. I am a LGBTQIA ally.
(480) 482-1838 View (480) 482-1838
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Timothy L Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85213
Timothy L. Cox, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with 40 years experience. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as the Arizona State Hospital, St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center, Family Services of Phoenix, City of Tempe, Adjunct Faculty at Arizona State University, and private practice. He specializes in individual, family and marital counseling, focusing on effective resolution of conflict, cooperation, and communication. Extensive experience addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, and neurophysiological functioning in stress management. Takes an eclectic approach using CBT, NLP, MABT and Solution Focused therapies.
Timothy L. Cox, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with 40 years experience. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as the Arizona State Hospital, St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center, Family Services of Phoenix, City of Tempe, Adjunct Faculty at Arizona State University, and private practice. He specializes in individual, family and marital counseling, focusing on effective resolution of conflict, cooperation, and communication. Extensive experience addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, and neurophysiological functioning in stress management. Takes an eclectic approach using CBT, NLP, MABT and Solution Focused therapies.
(480) 508-9630 View (480) 508-9630
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Bethany Gardner-Blue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAS-MFT, LAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central, Mesa, AZ 85206
Step into my therapy space, kick back, and let's keep it real. No need for filters or holding back here – I'm all about authenticity, F-Bombs included. My approach? Direct, yet filled with empathy, creating a safe haven for you to open up and be truly honest. No two people are alike, so forget about those one-size-fits-all approaches. Let's dive deep into what makes yours unique and work through any roadblocks together.
Step into my therapy space, kick back, and let's keep it real. No need for filters or holding back here – I'm all about authenticity, F-Bombs included. My approach? Direct, yet filled with empathy, creating a safe haven for you to open up and be truly honest. No two people are alike, so forget about those one-size-fits-all approaches. Let's dive deep into what makes yours unique and work through any roadblocks together.
(480) 568-2229 View (480) 568-2229
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Trasi Freeman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPsych, MC, CSC, CCTS-I, Coach
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
No one can fix you because you are not broken! Unhealthy choices and patterns steming from learned behaviors can make us feel stuck. We decide how we will respond or react to life's circumstances. I believe in heroes/heroines because I look at her in the mirror daily. Like most, I've been victimized, but I've never been a victim. I chose and continue to choose not to Be.
No one can fix you because you are not broken! Unhealthy choices and patterns steming from learned behaviors can make us feel stuck. We decide how we will respond or react to life's circumstances. I believe in heroes/heroines because I look at her in the mirror daily. Like most, I've been victimized, but I've never been a victim. I chose and continue to choose not to Be.
(520) 582-9982 View (520) 582-9982
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Kristin Morin
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
Life brings unexpected challenges that can leave us feeling discouraged and overwhelmed, particularly in our relationships, goals, and efforts. These experiences can trigger a sense of disconnection and isolation, leaving us to navigate the world alone. Seeking support is the first step toward transformation. That's where I come in. In a safe and compassionate space, let's work together to uncover the obstacles holding you back, explore your challenges, and build healthier, more fulfilling connections.
Life brings unexpected challenges that can leave us feeling discouraged and overwhelmed, particularly in our relationships, goals, and efforts. These experiences can trigger a sense of disconnection and isolation, leaving us to navigate the world alone. Seeking support is the first step toward transformation. That's where I come in. In a safe and compassionate space, let's work together to uncover the obstacles holding you back, explore your challenges, and build healthier, more fulfilling connections.
(480) 531-5235 View (480) 531-5235
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Scott Petersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, DBH, LMFT, LISAC
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
AVAILABLE SATURDAYS. Hi, I am Dr. Scott Petersen and am the founder of Find Peace Again Counseling.com. As a Doctor of Behavioral Health, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor, I specialize in working with married couples on conflict resolution, communication problems, reconnecting after past transgressions, fighting over budgets, overcoming addictions, intimacy issues, individuals and couples who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, overcoming past traumas, frustration, self worth, and career direction. No insurance, self-pay only.
AVAILABLE SATURDAYS. Hi, I am Dr. Scott Petersen and am the founder of Find Peace Again Counseling.com. As a Doctor of Behavioral Health, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor, I specialize in working with married couples on conflict resolution, communication problems, reconnecting after past transgressions, fighting over budgets, overcoming addictions, intimacy issues, individuals and couples who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, overcoming past traumas, frustration, self worth, and career direction. No insurance, self-pay only.
(480) 405-5357 View (480) 405-5357
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Angela Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
With over 10 years of experience as a therapist, I have had the privilege of witnessing profound transformations in the lives of my clients. I use an intuitive approach to therapy, and focus on what is needed by each person. With a strong foundation in Trauma Work, EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Relationship Counseling (EFT), I am equipped to tailor therapy to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual. I have worked extensively with trauma, anxiety, depression, and couples. I also have a background in Expressive Art Therapy and Music, and incorporate these in therapy if appropriate.
With over 10 years of experience as a therapist, I have had the privilege of witnessing profound transformations in the lives of my clients. I use an intuitive approach to therapy, and focus on what is needed by each person. With a strong foundation in Trauma Work, EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Relationship Counseling (EFT), I am equipped to tailor therapy to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual. I have worked extensively with trauma, anxiety, depression, and couples. I also have a background in Expressive Art Therapy and Music, and incorporate these in therapy if appropriate.
(480) 900-1086 View (480) 900-1086
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Karen Pitico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA MSW, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Central, 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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John Skinner
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LISAC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Central, Mesa, AZ 85205  (Online Only)
I'd like to be a source encouragement, accountability, real tools, and hope as you tackle unwanted porn use and/or sex addiction, anxiety, or relationship harms resulting from these type of struggles. I'm ready to join you on your Journey to Progress. Contact me today.
I'd like to be a source encouragement, accountability, real tools, and hope as you tackle unwanted porn use and/or sex addiction, anxiety, or relationship harms resulting from these type of struggles. I'm ready to join you on your Journey to Progress. Contact me today.
(480) 470-7084 View (480) 470-7084
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Dr. Everett Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
I have a PhD and almost 30 yrs experience working with clients. I have advanced training in EFT and Gottman Therapy. I also draw on 35 yrs of experience being married. All couples have conflicts. The difference is happy couples have a way to resolve and repair issues. I specialize in helping couples develop that repair process. When many couples argue they end up feeling more frustrated, distant, and dissatisfied in their relationship instead of feeling close and connected. Eventually they stop talking to avoid fighting and grow apart. I help couples who are stuck find a way to experience the love and closeness they desire.
I have a PhD and almost 30 yrs experience working with clients. I have advanced training in EFT and Gottman Therapy. I also draw on 35 yrs of experience being married. All couples have conflicts. The difference is happy couples have a way to resolve and repair issues. I specialize in helping couples develop that repair process. When many couples argue they end up feeling more frustrated, distant, and dissatisfied in their relationship instead of feeling close and connected. Eventually they stop talking to avoid fighting and grow apart. I help couples who are stuck find a way to experience the love and closeness they desire.
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Photo of Valerie Southwick, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central, Mesa, AZ
Valerie Southwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central, Mesa, AZ 85204
Connection is the most basic human need. Our survival is dependent on whether or not we have someone we can turn to when we are most vulnerable. We experience disconnection as: death, divorce, conflict, betrayal, loneliness. I can guide you on your journey of securing satisfying and nurturing relationships or strengthening and rebuilding existing relationships . I have experience working with sexual & intimacy issues, sex addiction, pornography and affair recovery. I can help you repair and reconnect with whomever matters the most in your life or find and create new lasting, healthy relationships. I help individuals and couples find greater happiness improve their lives.
Connection is the most basic human need. Our survival is dependent on whether or not we have someone we can turn to when we are most vulnerable. We experience disconnection as: death, divorce, conflict, betrayal, loneliness. I can guide you on your journey of securing satisfying and nurturing relationships or strengthening and rebuilding existing relationships . I have experience working with sexual & intimacy issues, sex addiction, pornography and affair recovery. I can help you repair and reconnect with whomever matters the most in your life or find and create new lasting, healthy relationships. I help individuals and couples find greater happiness improve their lives.
(480) 739-3788 View (480) 739-3788
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Smiles Trauma Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central, Mesa, AZ 85213  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients- Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression or an endless cycle of feeling stuck in the pain of the past? Do you want to heal and learn how to cultivate a healthier, happier life? You dont have to face it alone. We all need support from time to time and I believe with the right help, you can heal.
Accepting New Clients- Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression or an endless cycle of feeling stuck in the pain of the past? Do you want to heal and learn how to cultivate a healthier, happier life? You dont have to face it alone. We all need support from time to time and I believe with the right help, you can heal.
(480) 470-1424 View (480) 470-1424

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Number of Therapists in Central, Mesa, AZ

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Central, Mesa, AZ who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
84% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
87% BlueCross and BlueShield
33% Other

How Therapists in Central, Mesa, AZ see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Central, 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.