Therapists in Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ

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Jean Ball, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85021  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned, licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years practicing in New York and Arizona. My goals for clients are to reduce emotional distress, improve coping skills and help with relationship conflict and communication. I believe negative thinking and beliefs affect both feelings and resulting behavior. Together, we will work to challenge barriers that interfere with your goals and emotional well being.
I am a seasoned, licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years practicing in New York and Arizona. My goals for clients are to reduce emotional distress, improve coping skills and help with relationship conflict and communication. I believe negative thinking and beliefs affect both feelings and resulting behavior. Together, we will work to challenge barriers that interfere with your goals and emotional well being.
(602) 693-0871 View (602) 693-0871
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Dr Susan Richardson LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85012
You’re tired of feeling this way. Despite how perfect your life looks, you feel stressed, anxious, or irritable much of the time. You’re “stuck in your head” and not enjoying much of anything. Of course it doesn’t help that you and your partner are even more distant than usual. You’re not sleeping well, your energy is low, and you’re scared of of things getting even worse. You’d love to feel better but can’t seem to make that happen. You think therapy could help, but searching for the right therapist is overwhelming.
You’re tired of feeling this way. Despite how perfect your life looks, you feel stressed, anxious, or irritable much of the time. You’re “stuck in your head” and not enjoying much of anything. Of course it doesn’t help that you and your partner are even more distant than usual. You’re not sleeping well, your energy is low, and you’re scared of of things getting even worse. You’d love to feel better but can’t seem to make that happen. You think therapy could help, but searching for the right therapist is overwhelming.
(480) 660-0284 View (480) 660-0284
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Jeremy Scataglini
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAS, LAMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85013  (Online Only)
So much of the pain and stress many of us deal with daily stems from disconnection in relationships with our partner, family, or friends. I work with clients from all walks of life, with an emphasis on couples and individuals who are experiencing feelings of rejection, shame, and worthlessness in relationships. If you feel that being yourself is never good enough, if you are struggling to express your needs, beliefs, or feelings, or if there’s a relationship issue you can't seem to resolve, I want to work with you to achieve a lasting sense of relief.
So much of the pain and stress many of us deal with daily stems from disconnection in relationships with our partner, family, or friends. I work with clients from all walks of life, with an emphasis on couples and individuals who are experiencing feelings of rejection, shame, and worthlessness in relationships. If you feel that being yourself is never good enough, if you are struggling to express your needs, beliefs, or feelings, or if there’s a relationship issue you can't seem to resolve, I want to work with you to achieve a lasting sense of relief.
(480) 462-0904 View (480) 462-0904
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Tahirih Herrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85012
I work with kids, tweens, and teens who are struggling. You’ve noticed they’re not as interested in their friends, school, or activities they used to love. They have difficulty sleeping and complain of aches and pains. They were outgoing but now they’re anxious. Or something unimaginable has happened to your family- and you've tried to help your child, and it's not working. Maybe you’re not sure what’s causing this behavior - you’re worried you’re parenting wrong when all you want to do is love and support your child.
I work with kids, tweens, and teens who are struggling. You’ve noticed they’re not as interested in their friends, school, or activities they used to love. They have difficulty sleeping and complain of aches and pains. They were outgoing but now they’re anxious. Or something unimaginable has happened to your family- and you've tried to help your child, and it's not working. Maybe you’re not sure what’s causing this behavior - you’re worried you’re parenting wrong when all you want to do is love and support your child.
(480) 418-2293 View (480) 418-2293
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Liz Imparato
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Is it hard to say ‘no’; are you stretched beyond your limit? Does resentment and sadness keep you from feeling connected to people you care about and love? Are your relationships a struggle? If you can answer 'yes' to any of these questions, you may have trouble feeling good about life. When it is hard to ask for what you need, it is really hard to feel happy. Does it seem selfish to want relief or help? When things have gotten to a point where the pain is unbearable, it takes courage to ask for help. The fact that you’re here reading this right now means you are more courageous than you know.
Is it hard to say ‘no’; are you stretched beyond your limit? Does resentment and sadness keep you from feeling connected to people you care about and love? Are your relationships a struggle? If you can answer 'yes' to any of these questions, you may have trouble feeling good about life. When it is hard to ask for what you need, it is really hard to feel happy. Does it seem selfish to want relief or help? When things have gotten to a point where the pain is unbearable, it takes courage to ask for help. The fact that you’re here reading this right now means you are more courageous than you know.
(602) 899-9492 View (602) 899-9492
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Rachel Goodman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LAMFT, MAS-MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Are you struggling in your relationship? Just know that I am here to help. No relationship is perfect. But it takes two people willing to work hard, grow together, and be open to change. I would to love help you through your change and growth journey. It has always been a passion of mine to help couples grow into the best version of their relationships. My therapy room is a safe, supportive, & non judgemental space. I specialize in helping couples with a wide range of challenges. My approach collaborative, compassionate and informative. You will leave my sessions having direction, and tools to help you grow. Accepting new clients!
Are you struggling in your relationship? Just know that I am here to help. No relationship is perfect. But it takes two people willing to work hard, grow together, and be open to change. I would to love help you through your change and growth journey. It has always been a passion of mine to help couples grow into the best version of their relationships. My therapy room is a safe, supportive, & non judgemental space. I specialize in helping couples with a wide range of challenges. My approach collaborative, compassionate and informative. You will leave my sessions having direction, and tools to help you grow. Accepting new clients!
(480) 376-7216 View (480) 376-7216
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Tres Adames
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, BCPC, CPT
4 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Are you struggling with feelings of shame? Does it feel like who you are is at odds with your family, upbringing, values, and/or those around you? I specialize in helping adults and teens struggling with various emotional, relational, spiritual, and sexual issues. I am comfortable discussing difficult topics and complex situations including grief, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and relationships. I also specialize in working with those who are LGBTQ. In addition to this, I work with those who are deconstructing their faith, those dealing with shame around sex, and those who have experienced church hurt or religious trauma.
Are you struggling with feelings of shame? Does it feel like who you are is at odds with your family, upbringing, values, and/or those around you? I specialize in helping adults and teens struggling with various emotional, relational, spiritual, and sexual issues. I am comfortable discussing difficult topics and complex situations including grief, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and relationships. I also specialize in working with those who are LGBTQ. In addition to this, I work with those who are deconstructing their faith, those dealing with shame around sex, and those who have experienced church hurt or religious trauma.
(480) 525-7284 x1 View (480) 525-7284 x1
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Nicky Langbaum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85013
With over 15 years experience, my passion is creating a safe space for you to explore your conscious and unconscious mind and be able to talk about things you might not be able to talk about in other areas of your life. I believe that both a collaborative and compassionate approach is fertile ground for personal growth. I work with you as a whole individual encompassing mind, body and spirit. I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Trauma Integrated Somatic Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness practices, Emotion Freedom Technique, CBT, DBT, ACT and Heartmath, amongst other evidence-based modalities.
With over 15 years experience, my passion is creating a safe space for you to explore your conscious and unconscious mind and be able to talk about things you might not be able to talk about in other areas of your life. I believe that both a collaborative and compassionate approach is fertile ground for personal growth. I work with you as a whole individual encompassing mind, body and spirit. I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Trauma Integrated Somatic Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness practices, Emotion Freedom Technique, CBT, DBT, ACT and Heartmath, amongst other evidence-based modalities.
(623) 254-5424 View (623) 254-5424
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Matt Slavsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85021
I now have evening and weekend availability! Knowing how to seek help and support for whatever issues are going on in your life or the life of someone you care about such as a spouse or child can be very difficult. I have been told that I provide a safe and supportive environment which facilitates opening up and confronting issues. As a therapist, I strongly believe that it is critical to meet people where they are at in their life, not forcing change, but rather stimulating and motivating change providing individualized treatment for each client. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy.
I now have evening and weekend availability! Knowing how to seek help and support for whatever issues are going on in your life or the life of someone you care about such as a spouse or child can be very difficult. I have been told that I provide a safe and supportive environment which facilitates opening up and confronting issues. As a therapist, I strongly believe that it is critical to meet people where they are at in their life, not forcing change, but rather stimulating and motivating change providing individualized treatment for each client. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy.
(602) 932-3054 View (602) 932-3054
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Jessica Savino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Waitlist for new clients
Are you seeking a safe space where you can be heard: good, bad, and everything in between? Have you or your child experienced trauma and you’re hoping to find healing? Are you currently pregnant or a parent to a newborn trying to navigate the many emotions and challenges that arise? Are you a seasoned parent who struggles with the ever-changing demands that may accompany parenthood? Do you find yourself debilitated by depression, anxiety, anger or low self-worth? If any of these feel familiar, please know you don’t have to continue suffering alone. Help is available and healing is possible.
Are you seeking a safe space where you can be heard: good, bad, and everything in between? Have you or your child experienced trauma and you’re hoping to find healing? Are you currently pregnant or a parent to a newborn trying to navigate the many emotions and challenges that arise? Are you a seasoned parent who struggles with the ever-changing demands that may accompany parenthood? Do you find yourself debilitated by depression, anxiety, anger or low self-worth? If any of these feel familiar, please know you don’t have to continue suffering alone. Help is available and healing is possible.
(623) 278-3314 View (623) 278-3314
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Diana E Rosen
Counselor, MS, LAC, IOPsych
Verified
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Diana believes in a holistic, mind, body, spirit, model of therapy. My practice focuses on therapy for adults and couples. Diana is a bilingual Spanish/English counselor. Holistic counselors look at a client’s presenting symptoms and issues and evaluate how the physical body is involved and affected with the goal of facilitating a sense of mental and physical well-being. Assisting individuals to learn self-understanding and awareness.
Diana believes in a holistic, mind, body, spirit, model of therapy. My practice focuses on therapy for adults and couples. Diana is a bilingual Spanish/English counselor. Holistic counselors look at a client’s presenting symptoms and issues and evaluate how the physical body is involved and affected with the goal of facilitating a sense of mental and physical well-being. Assisting individuals to learn self-understanding and awareness.
(480) 660-0239 View (480) 660-0239
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Ana Cristina Uribe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85015  (Online Only)
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress with every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and like you just can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of those experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it's difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overly full and ready to overflow. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through our work together, I can help you reduce the stress and anxiety that you may be feeling. Through cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, I can help you identify specific thoughts that are ca
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress with every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and like you just can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of those experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it's difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overly full and ready to overflow. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through our work together, I can help you reduce the stress and anxiety that you may be feeling. Through cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, I can help you identify specific thoughts that are ca
(602) 883-2504 View (602) 883-2504
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PSCS Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85013
NOW Accepting new clients. Clint is a Master’s level intern under the supervision of Dr Kerry Ramella. He comes with a great deal of life experience and provides individual therapy for adults and older adolescent clients. His focus is treating substance abuse and addiction. He also treats depression, anxiety, job burn out and other life stressors. Client prides himself on being a client driven strength based therapists, utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help empower clients on their path to recovery and overall wellness.
NOW Accepting new clients. Clint is a Master’s level intern under the supervision of Dr Kerry Ramella. He comes with a great deal of life experience and provides individual therapy for adults and older adolescent clients. His focus is treating substance abuse and addiction. He also treats depression, anxiety, job burn out and other life stressors. Client prides himself on being a client driven strength based therapists, utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help empower clients on their path to recovery and overall wellness.
(602) 247-8353 View (602) 247-8353
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Marian Humphries
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85012
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 24 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults as well as their families. My experience has been working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, suicidal ideation, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and dysfunctional coping skills including self-harming behaviors. Therapy is tailored to the individual using best practices.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 24 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults as well as their families. My experience has been working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, suicidal ideation, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and dysfunctional coping skills including self-harming behaviors. Therapy is tailored to the individual using best practices.
(602) 693-0361 View (602) 693-0361
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Natalie Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85012
My professional passion is to help people achieve an improved quality of life through the use of a person centered humanistic approach. Clients experiencing anxiety, depression and life changes benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). All services are provided in a manner which is gender inclusive. Successful therapy is achieved by developing a strong therapeutic alliance with clients and using a collaborative approach to health and well-being.
My professional passion is to help people achieve an improved quality of life through the use of a person centered humanistic approach. Clients experiencing anxiety, depression and life changes benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). All services are provided in a manner which is gender inclusive. Successful therapy is achieved by developing a strong therapeutic alliance with clients and using a collaborative approach to health and well-being.
(928) 444-8038 View (928) 444-8038
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Empower Mental Health, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Welcome to Empower Mental Health. Our guiding principal is to empower our clients to thrive well past the time when counseling is concluded. From the first session we focus on working ourselves out of a job. A focus we take pride in is working with veterans and their families. We accept insurances to include Optum/United, Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, Medicare and Triwest. We are available for both in-person and telehealth sessions. Services can be scheduled outside of business hours including mornings, nights, and weekends. Please take a look at our website: https://empowermh.co
Welcome to Empower Mental Health. Our guiding principal is to empower our clients to thrive well past the time when counseling is concluded. From the first session we focus on working ourselves out of a job. A focus we take pride in is working with veterans and their families. We accept insurances to include Optum/United, Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, Medicare and Triwest. We are available for both in-person and telehealth sessions. Services can be scheduled outside of business hours including mornings, nights, and weekends. Please take a look at our website: https://empowermh.co
(602) 755-3800 View (602) 755-3800
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Karen Mavrikos
Counselor, MC, LAC
Verified
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85015
Hello! I am a kind, compassionate therapist with a strong desire to help those struggling with all life's emotional challenges. Asking for help is the first step in overcoming obstacles in life. The overwhelming fears and doubts that you can actually win the battle against anxiety, depression, or other emotional struggles can seem impossible. Trust me when I say, that it is possible! By increasing coping skills, and identifying the obstacles that are getting in the way, we can work together to get you back to the best version of you that you can be.
Hello! I am a kind, compassionate therapist with a strong desire to help those struggling with all life's emotional challenges. Asking for help is the first step in overcoming obstacles in life. The overwhelming fears and doubts that you can actually win the battle against anxiety, depression, or other emotional struggles can seem impossible. Trust me when I say, that it is possible! By increasing coping skills, and identifying the obstacles that are getting in the way, we can work together to get you back to the best version of you that you can be.
(602) 786-6949 View (602) 786-6949
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Donn R. Yeager
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LASAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85021  (Online Only)
Donn Yeager is a Substance Abuse Counselor that has been in the industry since 2012. His experience includes having been a Residential Therapist at Calvary Addiction Recovery Center, later was the Clinical Director at Recovery in the Pines in Prescott, AZ and currently working at St. Luke's Behavioral Health Hospital. Donn has a passion for serving others and finds satisfaction in finding individuals troubled with addiction become productive citizens that further leads to the family's healing.
Donn Yeager is a Substance Abuse Counselor that has been in the industry since 2012. His experience includes having been a Residential Therapist at Calvary Addiction Recovery Center, later was the Clinical Director at Recovery in the Pines in Prescott, AZ and currently working at St. Luke's Behavioral Health Hospital. Donn has a passion for serving others and finds satisfaction in finding individuals troubled with addiction become productive citizens that further leads to the family's healing.
(602) 600-0102 View (602) 600-0102
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Brian French
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Not accepting new clients
CALL for availability. Brian earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University in San Francisco in 2005 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. He has been working as a firefighter for the past 16 years and has been working in Mental Health and Wellness for over 20 years. He provides couples counseling and utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy and attachment theory based techniques to help couples foster change.
CALL for availability. Brian earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University in San Francisco in 2005 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. He has been working as a firefighter for the past 16 years and has been working in Mental Health and Wellness for over 20 years. He provides couples counseling and utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy and attachment theory based techniques to help couples foster change.
(602) 693-1932 View (602) 693-1932
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Debra Goldfine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ 85013  (Online Only)
Dr. Debra C. Goldfine is a Licensed Counseling Psychologist. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1994 and completed her clinical residency at Washington State University’s Counseling Services and Orofino State Hospital. As a tenured Associate Professor in the Adult, Technology, and Counselor Education Department at the University of Idaho, she taught graduate level counseling courses and practicums as well as undergraduate courses in psychology. She was a Faculty Fellow in Service Learning. As an Associate Professor she conducted peer reviewed research and presented her work nationally
Dr. Debra C. Goldfine is a Licensed Counseling Psychologist. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1994 and completed her clinical residency at Washington State University’s Counseling Services and Orofino State Hospital. As a tenured Associate Professor in the Adult, Technology, and Counselor Education Department at the University of Idaho, she taught graduate level counseling courses and practicums as well as undergraduate courses in psychology. She was a Faculty Fellow in Service Learning. As an Associate Professor she conducted peer reviewed research and presented her work nationally
(623) 281-3750 View (623) 281-3750

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Number of Therapists in Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
77% Self Esteem
77% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Alahambra, Phoenix?

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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.