Therapists in Central City, Phoenix, AZ

Photo of Julie Swaine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Central City, Phoenix, AZ
Julie Swaine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Not accepting new clients
As a social worker, queer woman, neurodivergent individual, and human, it is so important to me to be constantly learning everything I can from the world and those around me. As your therapist, it is my top priority to affirm to you that you are first and foremost the main expert of your life and experiences. I firmly believe that at the end of the day, we’re all just human beings doing our best to navigate this hectic world with the tools we have. But there are always opportunities to find new tools that help us become better versions of ourselves as we move along. This is your journey, and I’m here to walk alongside you.
As a social worker, queer woman, neurodivergent individual, and human, it is so important to me to be constantly learning everything I can from the world and those around me. As your therapist, it is my top priority to affirm to you that you are first and foremost the main expert of your life and experiences. I firmly believe that at the end of the day, we’re all just human beings doing our best to navigate this hectic world with the tools we have. But there are always opportunities to find new tools that help us become better versions of ourselves as we move along. This is your journey, and I’m here to walk alongside you.
(623) 343-6409 View (623) 343-6409
Photo of Precious Chapman, Licensed Associate Counselor in Central City, Phoenix, AZ
Precious Chapman
Licensed Associate Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
I'm a devoted Counselor, committed to empowering healthier relationships within and with loved ones. My journey centers on dismantling damaging behaviors, habits, and beliefs. My approach is direct: it's all about you. No scripts, just real connection. I nurture trust, empathy, and openness. Patience is key as we explore and celebrate together. Why Counselor? I've seen its transformative magic. It's crafting a brighter future that echoes through generations. Join me on this journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. Let's paint a radiant tomorrow.
I'm a devoted Counselor, committed to empowering healthier relationships within and with loved ones. My journey centers on dismantling damaging behaviors, habits, and beliefs. My approach is direct: it's all about you. No scripts, just real connection. I nurture trust, empathy, and openness. Patience is key as we explore and celebrate together. Why Counselor? I've seen its transformative magic. It's crafting a brighter future that echoes through generations. Join me on this journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. Let's paint a radiant tomorrow.
(602) 671-0759 View (602) 671-0759
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Birches Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Are you worried about your gambling and unsure of where to turn for help? Birches Health is a gambling addiction specialist. Our providers have over 30 years in the field providing high quality problem gambling care individuals struggling with addiction and their loved ones. Our Clinical Director was awarded the first contract by the state of Arizona to work with problem gamblers, and to this day we remain contracted with the state to work with gamblers and affected persons across Arizona and the US.
Are you worried about your gambling and unsure of where to turn for help? Birches Health is a gambling addiction specialist. Our providers have over 30 years in the field providing high quality problem gambling care individuals struggling with addiction and their loved ones. Our Clinical Director was awarded the first contract by the state of Arizona to work with problem gamblers, and to this day we remain contracted with the state to work with gamblers and affected persons across Arizona and the US.
(928) 767-7501 View (928) 767-7501
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Shae Moreau
Counselor, MC, LAC
Verified Verified
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85004
As a neurodiverse, biromantic, asexual, non-binary person, I recognize the need for therapists who are open and affirming of client identities. I have seen people change through the power of genuine, non-judgmental counseling that allows people a safe space to look at themselves and how they want to fit into the world. My goal is to provide that same warmth and compassion in a way that is tailored to fit an individual’s needs. I firmly believe that everyone has what it takes to grow, and I am here to provide the reflective space for that growth.
As a neurodiverse, biromantic, asexual, non-binary person, I recognize the need for therapists who are open and affirming of client identities. I have seen people change through the power of genuine, non-judgmental counseling that allows people a safe space to look at themselves and how they want to fit into the world. My goal is to provide that same warmth and compassion in a way that is tailored to fit an individual’s needs. I firmly believe that everyone has what it takes to grow, and I am here to provide the reflective space for that growth.
(480) 780-3125 View (480) 780-3125
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Danielle Watts
Counselor, MEd, LAC, CSC
Verified Verified
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hello and welcome to your first step on your journey to healing and personal growth! As we move through life our unique experiences shape us into who we are. At times these experiences can leave wounds and unresolved issues that prevent growth. I work to help clients understand that this does not define who they are but is a piece of their individual life story. The healing process can be a lonely and intimidating journey, but together we can create meaningful opportunities for exploration and a future filled with hope.
Hello and welcome to your first step on your journey to healing and personal growth! As we move through life our unique experiences shape us into who we are. At times these experiences can leave wounds and unresolved issues that prevent growth. I work to help clients understand that this does not define who they are but is a piece of their individual life story. The healing process can be a lonely and intimidating journey, but together we can create meaningful opportunities for exploration and a future filled with hope.
(480) 745-2394 View (480) 745-2394
Photo of Douglas Murphy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central City, Phoenix, AZ
Douglas Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC , LPC, PLLC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, accepting or understanding your identity, needing change, or wanting to get past personal trauma? If so, you are not alone. In life we all deal with challenges that are difficult to handle, especially on our own. I am a trained, independently licensed professional who is here to help you though the storm. In my over ten years of experience I have developed a client centered approach to therapy that builds on your personal strengths, insights, and understanding to help you move towards what you envision for yourself and your life. Change can be difficult, but change is possible.
Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, accepting or understanding your identity, needing change, or wanting to get past personal trauma? If so, you are not alone. In life we all deal with challenges that are difficult to handle, especially on our own. I am a trained, independently licensed professional who is here to help you though the storm. In my over ten years of experience I have developed a client centered approach to therapy that builds on your personal strengths, insights, and understanding to help you move towards what you envision for yourself and your life. Change can be difficult, but change is possible.
(480) 470-7548 View (480) 470-7548
Photo of Rustin Foster, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Central City, Phoenix, AZ
Rustin Foster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Not accepting new clients
Society’s rigid rules produce trauma not only when we experience disaster, but also when denied the opportunity to develop our identities. Whether LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, racial minority, or living with trauma or disease, we stumble through the world, learning to anticipate constant challenge and new ways to be hurt. When others speak of fond memories, we recall the effort we put into masking through it. When memories are too painful, we try to forget them – but they stay with us, hiding below our conscious mind where they wreak havoc on our bodies, creating chronic pain, addiction, mental illness and disease.
Society’s rigid rules produce trauma not only when we experience disaster, but also when denied the opportunity to develop our identities. Whether LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, racial minority, or living with trauma or disease, we stumble through the world, learning to anticipate constant challenge and new ways to be hurt. When others speak of fond memories, we recall the effort we put into masking through it. When memories are too painful, we try to forget them – but they stay with us, hiding below our conscious mind where they wreak havoc on our bodies, creating chronic pain, addiction, mental illness and disease.
(602) 783-8171 View (602) 783-8171
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Shannon Keating
Licensed Associate Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Hi! I'm so glad you're here! :) I know how overwhelming and intimidating it can be to look for help. A safe place and a non-judgmental/unbiased ear are highly coveted and sought after in today's society. Therapy can address infinite issues and struggles that arise in daily life. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, relationship issues, or just life in general, take comfort that I'm here to help! Together, we can work through whatever it is that you need to lead your "best" happy and healthy life. Please take note of my specialties and other areas of expertise.
Hi! I'm so glad you're here! :) I know how overwhelming and intimidating it can be to look for help. A safe place and a non-judgmental/unbiased ear are highly coveted and sought after in today's society. Therapy can address infinite issues and struggles that arise in daily life. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, relationship issues, or just life in general, take comfort that I'm here to help! Together, we can work through whatever it is that you need to lead your "best" happy and healthy life. Please take note of my specialties and other areas of expertise.
(623) 471-1804 View (623) 471-1804
Photo of Austin Obika, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central City, Phoenix, AZ
Austin Obika
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 14 years of experience working with clients, my primary focus is on providing supportive, warm mental health care aimed at improving your overall life. I am deeply committed to fostering a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment that promotes growth and a sense of security. My specialties include behavioral health, family and relationship issues, as well as trauma, anxiety and depression, and anger management. very person's journey is unique, and I strive to create a space where individuals can feel genuinely heard, understood, and supported.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 14 years of experience working with clients, my primary focus is on providing supportive, warm mental health care aimed at improving your overall life. I am deeply committed to fostering a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment that promotes growth and a sense of security. My specialties include behavioral health, family and relationship issues, as well as trauma, anxiety and depression, and anger management. very person's journey is unique, and I strive to create a space where individuals can feel genuinely heard, understood, and supported.
(928) 496-0661 View (928) 496-0661
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Tanner Enderle
Counselor, MAC, LAC
Verified Verified
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Feelings of being exhausted, ill-equipped or dread are not uncommon. You are not alone in this journey. If you are struggling in your relationship, a drained parent or an unsatisfied employee/entrepreneur this is the right place for you. Tanner specializes in unlocking with leaders, marriage/couples and struggling men. Your experience matters and your desires for who you want to be again or become for the first time in your life are what takes priority. By the end of our journey together, we will have explored new meaning for your circumstances as well as holistic action steps.
Feelings of being exhausted, ill-equipped or dread are not uncommon. You are not alone in this journey. If you are struggling in your relationship, a drained parent or an unsatisfied employee/entrepreneur this is the right place for you. Tanner specializes in unlocking with leaders, marriage/couples and struggling men. Your experience matters and your desires for who you want to be again or become for the first time in your life are what takes priority. By the end of our journey together, we will have explored new meaning for your circumstances as well as holistic action steps.
(602) 962-4720 View (602) 962-4720
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Arizona Multidisciplinary Testing & Evaluation
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Welcome to the Arizona Multidisciplinary Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC). We specialize in comprehensive psychological and educational testing for children, youth, and young adults. Our focus areas include Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Behavioral, and Social-Emotional testing. At AMTEC, we are committed to providing thorough assessments and personalized solutions to help meet the individual needs of our clients.
Welcome to the Arizona Multidisciplinary Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC). We specialize in comprehensive psychological and educational testing for children, youth, and young adults. Our focus areas include Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Behavioral, and Social-Emotional testing. At AMTEC, we are committed to providing thorough assessments and personalized solutions to help meet the individual needs of our clients.
(623) 292-3326 View (623) 292-3326
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Amy Crow
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85003
I have worked for over a decade in the mental health field in various forms. I have an unquenchable curiosity regarding the human experience and how we choose to live our lives and foster our relationships. I love helping others find their way to live their best lives. I would be honored to be a part of that journey with you. I have worked with all walks of life. I work with trauma healing, anxiety, depression, dissociation, and helping other's connect to their body. I also enjoy helping others use mindfulness, meditation, intuition and expressive arts to find what they align to for healing in their lives.
I have worked for over a decade in the mental health field in various forms. I have an unquenchable curiosity regarding the human experience and how we choose to live our lives and foster our relationships. I love helping others find their way to live their best lives. I would be honored to be a part of that journey with you. I have worked with all walks of life. I work with trauma healing, anxiety, depression, dissociation, and helping other's connect to their body. I also enjoy helping others use mindfulness, meditation, intuition and expressive arts to find what they align to for healing in their lives.
(623) 278-8480 View (623) 278-8480
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John Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85003
I'm a licensed therapist (Arizona & Oregon) with master's degrees in Clinical Social Work (MSW) & Divinity (MDiv) & 15 years providing counseling services in Arizona. Prior to that, I spent a decade in other forms of social service & pastoral care. I've been privileged to help clients from diverse backgrounds overcome a wide variety of challenges, including complex & acute trauma, abuse & neglect, anxiety & anger, marital & intimate partner problems, grief & loss, substance & behavioral addiction, vocational struggles, spirituality challenges, & more.
I'm a licensed therapist (Arizona & Oregon) with master's degrees in Clinical Social Work (MSW) & Divinity (MDiv) & 15 years providing counseling services in Arizona. Prior to that, I spent a decade in other forms of social service & pastoral care. I've been privileged to help clients from diverse backgrounds overcome a wide variety of challenges, including complex & acute trauma, abuse & neglect, anxiety & anger, marital & intimate partner problems, grief & loss, substance & behavioral addiction, vocational struggles, spirituality challenges, & more.
(602) 902-1020 View (602) 902-1020
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Cassidy Pavelich
Counselor, LAC, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Maybe unsure of a good place to start seeking the peace you need? I am incredibly passionate about helping individuals overcome the challenges that life sometimes throws at us! My approach to therapy is collaborative and person-centered. I'm down-to-earth and make sure we feel comfortable together so we can take things at a safe pace. Therapy takes time and energy and I honor helping you reach your therapy goals so you can learn tools for the long-run. I love utilizing EMDR therapy for those who want to dive deeper into the therapeutic process.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Maybe unsure of a good place to start seeking the peace you need? I am incredibly passionate about helping individuals overcome the challenges that life sometimes throws at us! My approach to therapy is collaborative and person-centered. I'm down-to-earth and make sure we feel comfortable together so we can take things at a safe pace. Therapy takes time and energy and I honor helping you reach your therapy goals so you can learn tools for the long-run. I love utilizing EMDR therapy for those who want to dive deeper into the therapeutic process.
(602) 854-9780 View (602) 854-9780
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Amanda Anderson
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85007  (Online Only)
Has feeling "not good enough" gotten in the way of you feeling truly fulfilled in life? Having trouble in relationships and worried its due to past experiences? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with life stressors and "Can't handle it anymore". Lets connect! I work with clients who struggle with anxious attachment style, C-PTSD, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Attachment Trauma, Relational Trauma, Anxiety & Mood Disorders.
Has feeling "not good enough" gotten in the way of you feeling truly fulfilled in life? Having trouble in relationships and worried its due to past experiences? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with life stressors and "Can't handle it anymore". Lets connect! I work with clients who struggle with anxious attachment style, C-PTSD, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Attachment Trauma, Relational Trauma, Anxiety & Mood Disorders.
(602) 536-9385 View (602) 536-9385
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Traumadaptive Counseling & Consulting PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85001  (Online Only)
My name is Imran Kirkland El and I’ve been an advocate in the field for over 15 years. I’m determined to hold a decolonized healing space for individuals and communities who are seeking support as they navigate the complexities of their inner world and external experiences. My passion is to serve QTBIPOC individuals and families facing unique challenges related to identity, discrimination, and systemic oppression. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples. The focus of therapy will include: healing from past traumas, cultivating Self-Love, building resilience, skills training and establishing a sense of community.
My name is Imran Kirkland El and I’ve been an advocate in the field for over 15 years. I’m determined to hold a decolonized healing space for individuals and communities who are seeking support as they navigate the complexities of their inner world and external experiences. My passion is to serve QTBIPOC individuals and families facing unique challenges related to identity, discrimination, and systemic oppression. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples. The focus of therapy will include: healing from past traumas, cultivating Self-Love, building resilience, skills training and establishing a sense of community.
(623) 462-2849 View (623) 462-2849
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Carlie Rouse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MS, EMDR-AC
Verified Verified
21 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Finding a therapist can be like online dating, it takes a few awkward matches before finding the right fit! Give yourself permission to explore and find a good connection for your therapy journey. I primarily work with clients who are struggling in their relationships with their mind, career, and connections (friends, family, romance, all the peeps). We work together to gain insight into patterns and learn new skills for coping, communication and boundary setting. For those wanting to go a little deeper, I love utilizing EMDR to address the core issues at hand. Often our past experiences contribute to our current realities.
Finding a therapist can be like online dating, it takes a few awkward matches before finding the right fit! Give yourself permission to explore and find a good connection for your therapy journey. I primarily work with clients who are struggling in their relationships with their mind, career, and connections (friends, family, romance, all the peeps). We work together to gain insight into patterns and learn new skills for coping, communication and boundary setting. For those wanting to go a little deeper, I love utilizing EMDR to address the core issues at hand. Often our past experiences contribute to our current realities.
(602) 483-6747 View (602) 483-6747
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Shuheng Hu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy can help us gain a better understanding of ourselves, our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and develop new skills and strategies to cope with life's challenges. Sometimes it's a slow realization that what worked in the past isn't cutting it anymore. Other times, it's a sudden, painful event that leaves us feeling unmoored. Maybe it's been a long-running sense that our experiences or emotions are just different from the people around us. In therapy, we work together to find a new path so that you can feel grounded, happier, and more confident.
Therapy can help us gain a better understanding of ourselves, our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and develop new skills and strategies to cope with life's challenges. Sometimes it's a slow realization that what worked in the past isn't cutting it anymore. Other times, it's a sudden, painful event that leaves us feeling unmoored. Maybe it's been a long-running sense that our experiences or emotions are just different from the people around us. In therapy, we work together to find a new path so that you can feel grounded, happier, and more confident.
(480) 418-8738 View (480) 418-8738
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Deana Bledsoe
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Have you ever felt like some parts of life are going well while others need more attention? Sometimes, it can be things that have lingered in the back of our mind for a while that unknowingly, are keeping us stuck and unable to grow. Living a full life is less about will power and more about having the skills to know what you need in any given moment. I primarily work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, unresolved trauma, and life transitions. EMDR is a great tool that helps process deeper rooted issues to help find resolve.
Have you ever felt like some parts of life are going well while others need more attention? Sometimes, it can be things that have lingered in the back of our mind for a while that unknowingly, are keeping us stuck and unable to grow. Living a full life is less about will power and more about having the skills to know what you need in any given moment. I primarily work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, unresolved trauma, and life transitions. EMDR is a great tool that helps process deeper rooted issues to help find resolve.
(602) 666-9975 View (602) 666-9975
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Clarke Scott
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central City, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Waitlist for new clients
Have you ever experienced a difficulty that left you feeling isolated? Or a relationship that just didn’t make sense? These are all parts of being human but can leave us feeling unsettled, disconnected, confused, and hurt. I genuinely enjoy connecting with people, hearing their stories, and helping them through the hard times. Above all else, I find it important to create a safe space for my clients to feel secure enough to speak openly and show the more vulnerable parts of themselves. I do this by creating an environment of trust based on direct and authentic communication.
Have you ever experienced a difficulty that left you feeling isolated? Or a relationship that just didn’t make sense? These are all parts of being human but can leave us feeling unsettled, disconnected, confused, and hurt. I genuinely enjoy connecting with people, hearing their stories, and helping them through the hard times. Above all else, I find it important to create a safe space for my clients to feel secure enough to speak openly and show the more vulnerable parts of themselves. I do this by creating an environment of trust based on direct and authentic communication.
(480) 531-5951 View (480) 531-5951

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Number of Therapists in Central City, Phoenix, AZ

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Central City, Phoenix, AZ who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
82% Depression
77% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
68% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Central City, Phoenix, AZ see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Central City, 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.

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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.