Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Sammy Skinner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Sammy and I'm an openly queer therapist who is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+ community. I offer virtual therapy services for individuals ages 18 and older. My primary passion and area of advanced training as a therapist is LGBTQ+ care, including a variety of related topics such as identity clarification, gender dysphoria, minority stress, intersectionality, coming out, navigating relationships, processing trauma, reducing shame, and fostering self-love. I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) but I am trained in a variety of other modalities which I can use to adapt to each client’s individual needs.
Hi! I’m Sammy and I'm an openly queer therapist who is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+ community. I offer virtual therapy services for individuals ages 18 and older. My primary passion and area of advanced training as a therapist is LGBTQ+ care, including a variety of related topics such as identity clarification, gender dysphoria, minority stress, intersectionality, coming out, navigating relationships, processing trauma, reducing shame, and fostering self-love. I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) but I am trained in a variety of other modalities which I can use to adapt to each client’s individual needs.
(602) 641-3412 View (602) 641-3412
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Nezhat M. Edalatian
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
In my practice, I provide the necessary emotional environment that is conducive to healing and use the most advanced proven therapeutic tools for my clients. I believe that any adverse life event can overwhelm the normal adaptive capacity of any person at any age. Untreated, it can lead to the development of dysfunctional behaviors, feelings, and thoughts, such as depression, anxiety, obsession, negative self-talk, low self esteem, procrastination, PTSD, anger & relationship issues, among others. I also believe that everyone has the innate healing capacity to overcome these issues with the help of an experienced professional.
In my practice, I provide the necessary emotional environment that is conducive to healing and use the most advanced proven therapeutic tools for my clients. I believe that any adverse life event can overwhelm the normal adaptive capacity of any person at any age. Untreated, it can lead to the development of dysfunctional behaviors, feelings, and thoughts, such as depression, anxiety, obsession, negative self-talk, low self esteem, procrastination, PTSD, anger & relationship issues, among others. I also believe that everyone has the innate healing capacity to overcome these issues with the help of an experienced professional.
(602) 603-4669 View (602) 603-4669
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Dr. Sharon von Lentz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Waitlist for new clients
ACCEPTING Saturday appointments, New therapy clients, in person and virtual. Telemedicine certified. CBT certified. I enjoy working with children, and adults. I have 35 years' experience helping people regain hope and passion in their lives. Are you or a loved one experiencing anxiety, depression and/or social isolation? Do you need to make a decision about staying in a relationship? Do you need assistance with finding your passion in life? I am experienced with mood disorders, issues affecting children and adolescents as well as parenting. I am only a phone call away.
ACCEPTING Saturday appointments, New therapy clients, in person and virtual. Telemedicine certified. CBT certified. I enjoy working with children, and adults. I have 35 years' experience helping people regain hope and passion in their lives. Are you or a loved one experiencing anxiety, depression and/or social isolation? Do you need to make a decision about staying in a relationship? Do you need assistance with finding your passion in life? I am experienced with mood disorders, issues affecting children and adolescents as well as parenting. I am only a phone call away.
(602) 353-7701 View (602) 353-7701
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Arizona Family Counseling (a service of CFC)
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Arizona Family Counseling is committed to providing high-quality counseling and parent coaching services to strengthen individuals, couples, and families. We believe that your past and present experiences and support system greatly help or hinder your well-being and relationships. Our compassionate team is trained and experienced in understanding family systems, trauma, and attachment. We expertly utilize this understanding to help you work through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting needs, and behavioral difficulties.
Arizona Family Counseling is committed to providing high-quality counseling and parent coaching services to strengthen individuals, couples, and families. We believe that your past and present experiences and support system greatly help or hinder your well-being and relationships. Our compassionate team is trained and experienced in understanding family systems, trauma, and attachment. We expertly utilize this understanding to help you work through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting needs, and behavioral difficulties.
(623) 462-2036 View (623) 462-2036
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Natalie Davis
LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Natalie Davis, LCSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her graduate degree in the field of social services at Arizona State University Phoenix. Natalie’s passion includes leading teams that provide patient-centered care and supporting individual clinicians as they pursue their career goals, including the pursuit of independent licensure. Natalie has developed clinical based treatment programs to meet the needs of those impacted by trauma, life transitions, anxiety, and depression as well as populations with co-occurring mental health concerns such as depression and substance abuse.
Natalie Davis, LCSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her graduate degree in the field of social services at Arizona State University Phoenix. Natalie’s passion includes leading teams that provide patient-centered care and supporting individual clinicians as they pursue their career goals, including the pursuit of independent licensure. Natalie has developed clinical based treatment programs to meet the needs of those impacted by trauma, life transitions, anxiety, and depression as well as populations with co-occurring mental health concerns such as depression and substance abuse.
(520) 666-6674 View (520) 666-6674
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Adriana Jaramillo Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and hold a Masters degree in Professional Counseling (MS). I work with adults suffering with mood challenges, grief, relationship challenges, trauma, and life adjustments. I use a variety of different treatment modalities that best suit my clients needs and my clients play an active role in their own recovery and wellness.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and hold a Masters degree in Professional Counseling (MS). I work with adults suffering with mood challenges, grief, relationship challenges, trauma, and life adjustments. I use a variety of different treatment modalities that best suit my clients needs and my clients play an active role in their own recovery and wellness.
(844) 668-6561 View (844) 668-6561
Photo of Lauren Molnar, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Lauren Molnar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
*I am currently taking new virtual and in person clients* As a therapist, I join my clients to support, guide, and tackle life's obstacles together. I believe that creating a professional but strongly interpersonal relationship is the key to change and allows client's walls to come down and healing to begin. I use my training in family of origin issues, trauma and addiction treatment, and intimacy disorders to help clients to start living the life they want to live and do it bravely.
*I am currently taking new virtual and in person clients* As a therapist, I join my clients to support, guide, and tackle life's obstacles together. I believe that creating a professional but strongly interpersonal relationship is the key to change and allows client's walls to come down and healing to begin. I use my training in family of origin issues, trauma and addiction treatment, and intimacy disorders to help clients to start living the life they want to live and do it bravely.
(323) 673-3246 View (323) 673-3246
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Robyn Renee Tennyson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Robyn R Tennyson LCSW, therapist at En Pointe Counseling LLC, has been in practice for over 20 years, providing mental health services to children, teens, and adults for a wide variety of concerns, including but not limited to life stresses, anxiety, mood disorders, parenting concerns, life transitions, grief work, relationship challenges, and disordered eating/body image issues. Robyn utilizes a variety of therapeutic strategies and modalities, depending on the clients' unique set of circumstances and needs. She approaches each client from a strengths-based perspective, assisting clients in actualizing their therapeutic goals.
Robyn R Tennyson LCSW, therapist at En Pointe Counseling LLC, has been in practice for over 20 years, providing mental health services to children, teens, and adults for a wide variety of concerns, including but not limited to life stresses, anxiety, mood disorders, parenting concerns, life transitions, grief work, relationship challenges, and disordered eating/body image issues. Robyn utilizes a variety of therapeutic strategies and modalities, depending on the clients' unique set of circumstances and needs. She approaches each client from a strengths-based perspective, assisting clients in actualizing their therapeutic goals.
(602) 932-2092 View (602) 932-2092
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SpaTherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Jamila Johnson, MA, LPC, NCC. I am an independently licensed clinical therapist with SpaTherapy. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I provide comprehensive counseling, diagnosis and treatment for mood and personality disorders, anxiety and trauma, substance abuse and life coaching, career counseling and life skills for adults. I also work with individuals in need of parenting, domestic violence, anger management, and self-esteem counseling.
Hello, my name is Jamila Johnson, MA, LPC, NCC. I am an independently licensed clinical therapist with SpaTherapy. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I provide comprehensive counseling, diagnosis and treatment for mood and personality disorders, anxiety and trauma, substance abuse and life coaching, career counseling and life skills for adults. I also work with individuals in need of parenting, domestic violence, anger management, and self-esteem counseling.
(623) 292-3676 View (623) 292-3676
Photo of Shemira Murji, Psychologist in Phoenix, AZ
Shemira Murji
Psychologist, PhD PLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Not accepting new clients
I provide psychotherapy and life coaching services for individuals and groups. I am a generalist who works with people with various mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship struggles, and chronic health problems. With a background in neuroscience and neuropsychology, I specialize in holistic psychotherapy and the mind-body connection. Using a combination of Eastern and Western wisdom traditions, I prioritize a "head to heart" approach, with various circumstances and challenges as opportunities for self-awareness, growth, healing, and joy. "The wound is the place that the light enters you." Rumi
I provide psychotherapy and life coaching services for individuals and groups. I am a generalist who works with people with various mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship struggles, and chronic health problems. With a background in neuroscience and neuropsychology, I specialize in holistic psychotherapy and the mind-body connection. Using a combination of Eastern and Western wisdom traditions, I prioritize a "head to heart" approach, with various circumstances and challenges as opportunities for self-awareness, growth, healing, and joy. "The wound is the place that the light enters you." Rumi
(520) 201-0398 View (520) 201-0398
Photo of Mary Anne Stich, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Mary Anne Stich
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LISAC, MAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in meeting my clients where they are in their journey Everyone has their own unique story and I take the time to listen and work with you to help you discover how to live your best life! I became a counselor to understand the topic of addiction, with its capacity to destroy lives and relationships, and to encourage people to turn their life around and live with purpose and meaning. I've worked passionately alongside clients and their families at different programs in the Valley and have extensive experience helping people live an authentic, meaningful life and I can help you too!
I specialize in meeting my clients where they are in their journey Everyone has their own unique story and I take the time to listen and work with you to help you discover how to live your best life! I became a counselor to understand the topic of addiction, with its capacity to destroy lives and relationships, and to encourage people to turn their life around and live with purpose and meaning. I've worked passionately alongside clients and their families at different programs in the Valley and have extensive experience helping people live an authentic, meaningful life and I can help you too!
(602) 786-9024 View (602) 786-9024
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Anikka Castle
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85012  (Online Only)
I work with a wide arrange of clients that have a variety of concerns that they would like to focus on. I work with clients who want to focus on past traumas/abuse, relationship problems, general mental health (i.e. problems with depression, anxiety, Bipolar), life transitions, grief/loss, occupational stressors, life transitions, and other concerns that may arise in day to day events. I am quicker to respond and schedule appointments via emails, if you have no preference please email me inquiries, Thank you!
I work with a wide arrange of clients that have a variety of concerns that they would like to focus on. I work with clients who want to focus on past traumas/abuse, relationship problems, general mental health (i.e. problems with depression, anxiety, Bipolar), life transitions, grief/loss, occupational stressors, life transitions, and other concerns that may arise in day to day events. I am quicker to respond and schedule appointments via emails, if you have no preference please email me inquiries, Thank you!
(623) 243-8341 View (623) 243-8341
Photo of Dr. Sandra Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist in Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Sandra Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Life prompts us toward growth and health, leading us to change thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or beliefs that keep us from peace and joy. Difficult childhood or adult experiences may disrupt our ability to connect well with our emotions and deepest heart's desires, making it challenging to have satisfying, healthy relationships. For over 20 years I have helped individuals and couples to heal old wounds and grow past outworn patterns into greater freedom and heart connections. If you ready to answer life's call to grow, I offer myself as a trustworthy companion in the next phase of your life's journey.
Life prompts us toward growth and health, leading us to change thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or beliefs that keep us from peace and joy. Difficult childhood or adult experiences may disrupt our ability to connect well with our emotions and deepest heart's desires, making it challenging to have satisfying, healthy relationships. For over 20 years I have helped individuals and couples to heal old wounds and grow past outworn patterns into greater freedom and heart connections. If you ready to answer life's call to grow, I offer myself as a trustworthy companion in the next phase of your life's journey.
(602) 207-8845 View (602) 207-8845
Photo of Joan Gilbert in Phoenix, AZ
Joan Gilbert
MS, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Do you feel entangled in unsupportive behaviors, thought patterns or relationships? Are you overwhelmed by anger, guilt, shame, or stress and seeking relief? Or are you simply looking for help in creating the life you know you are meant to lead? As a Life Empowerment Guide and Health Psychology Coach, I combine the principles of psychology and health promotion to help individuals improve their overall well-being and achieve their health-related goals. I lead customized one-on-one sessions with compassion and guide you in improving your emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being.
Do you feel entangled in unsupportive behaviors, thought patterns or relationships? Are you overwhelmed by anger, guilt, shame, or stress and seeking relief? Or are you simply looking for help in creating the life you know you are meant to lead? As a Life Empowerment Guide and Health Psychology Coach, I combine the principles of psychology and health promotion to help individuals improve their overall well-being and achieve their health-related goals. I lead customized one-on-one sessions with compassion and guide you in improving your emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being.
(480) 485-0941 View (480) 485-0941
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Anne V Mann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Not accepting new clients
I offer in-person counseling as well as video counseling via Doxy, a HIPPA compliant service. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is key in helping people address the life challenges that bring them to counseling. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, or grief and loss that interferes with building and enjoying meaningful relationships. Perhaps self-esteem is an issue for you. I will share your goal of finding your answers to a thriving, high functioning new beginning.
I offer in-person counseling as well as video counseling via Doxy, a HIPPA compliant service. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is key in helping people address the life challenges that bring them to counseling. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, or grief and loss that interferes with building and enjoying meaningful relationships. Perhaps self-esteem is an issue for you. I will share your goal of finding your answers to a thriving, high functioning new beginning.
(480) 418-2328 View (480) 418-2328
Photo of Francesca Schultz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Francesca Schultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, EMDR, SE
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Are you hurt and angry about the DISCOVERY or DISCLOSURE of your partner's or spouse's SEXUAL SECRETS? Have some of the things you once trusted and relied upon in life later proven to be false or been buried beneath layers and layers of deception? Do you know the experience of wanting stability as you attempt to stand on the shifting sands of overwhelming uncertainty? Your distress is valid and what you're feeling is quite normal, and yet it's all incredibly disconcerting. Fortunately, you do have someone to talk to. I'll listen, answer your questions, and help guide you through this difficult time. I hope you'll give me a call!
Are you hurt and angry about the DISCOVERY or DISCLOSURE of your partner's or spouse's SEXUAL SECRETS? Have some of the things you once trusted and relied upon in life later proven to be false or been buried beneath layers and layers of deception? Do you know the experience of wanting stability as you attempt to stand on the shifting sands of overwhelming uncertainty? Your distress is valid and what you're feeling is quite normal, and yet it's all incredibly disconcerting. Fortunately, you do have someone to talk to. I'll listen, answer your questions, and help guide you through this difficult time. I hope you'll give me a call!
(602) 492-7991 View (602) 492-7991
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Angela Bonner
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC, CFRA
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85085
*ONLY ACCEPTING FIRST RESPONDERS AT THIS TIME* Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, and/or unresolved trauma? Are your coping skills no longer working or do you find them doing more harm than good? When one is so overwhelmed by their problems it can be very difficult to find the solution to the problem. We as humans will look at the same old situation with old ideas and old perspectives. It can be helpful to get a FRESH, NEUTRAL perspective to that old situation. Together, we can break the dysfunctional cycles of self-doubt, negative self-talk, low self-esteem among other areas of difficulties.
*ONLY ACCEPTING FIRST RESPONDERS AT THIS TIME* Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, and/or unresolved trauma? Are your coping skills no longer working or do you find them doing more harm than good? When one is so overwhelmed by their problems it can be very difficult to find the solution to the problem. We as humans will look at the same old situation with old ideas and old perspectives. It can be helpful to get a FRESH, NEUTRAL perspective to that old situation. Together, we can break the dysfunctional cycles of self-doubt, negative self-talk, low self-esteem among other areas of difficulties.
(623) 866-4684 View (623) 866-4684
Photo of Maryjoy Kearns, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Maryjoy Kearns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Fortitude can be cultivated through adversity; and while life experiences are chapters in our story, they do not define who we are or how the story must end. The passion I have for reflecting light and empowering strength in others is rooted in my personal story and testimony of resilience despite adversity. I have witnessed and experienced the power, meaning, and value of commitment to growth and healing and I firmly believe in the therapeutic process and its results. We all deserve the opportunity to see a reflection of our inner strengths and experience a sense of empowerment for personal growth and healing.
Fortitude can be cultivated through adversity; and while life experiences are chapters in our story, they do not define who we are or how the story must end. The passion I have for reflecting light and empowering strength in others is rooted in my personal story and testimony of resilience despite adversity. I have witnessed and experienced the power, meaning, and value of commitment to growth and healing and I firmly believe in the therapeutic process and its results. We all deserve the opportunity to see a reflection of our inner strengths and experience a sense of empowerment for personal growth and healing.
(623) 292-4660 View (623) 292-4660
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85048
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(520) 412-2403 View (520) 412-2403
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Monica von Eggers Phd
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens, quote C.G. Jung. I am a doctor in depth psychology with a psychodynamic therapeutic approach. If you notice behaviors, thoughts, or feelings interfering with your life creating depression, anxiety, etc. even addiction, we will work on your insights, and increase your self-awareness regarding intentions and/or behaviors that no longer serve any purpose in your life. Maybe you have long-standing negative beliefs and reactions repeating themselves, hiding in traumatic experiences. Perhaps ongoing questions demand deeper answers. In collaboration we will work on reaching your goal.
Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens, quote C.G. Jung. I am a doctor in depth psychology with a psychodynamic therapeutic approach. If you notice behaviors, thoughts, or feelings interfering with your life creating depression, anxiety, etc. even addiction, we will work on your insights, and increase your self-awareness regarding intentions and/or behaviors that no longer serve any purpose in your life. Maybe you have long-standing negative beliefs and reactions repeating themselves, hiding in traumatic experiences. Perhaps ongoing questions demand deeper answers. In collaboration we will work on reaching your goal.
(480) 462-7117 View (480) 462-7117

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Phoenix, AZ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Phoenix, AZ see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Phoenix?

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.