Therapists in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ

Photo of Jillian Caldwell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ
Jillian Caldwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85085
Reaching out for help is the first step to living a better life. I am proud of you for making that step because it is often the hardest one to make. I work from a strengths-based approach to empower you to make whatever changes you would like to make or cope with any problems you are having. Together, we can develop new skills and insights to gain more control over your behaviors and mindset. All this will help you become empowered to explore new possibilities in all areas of your life.
Reaching out for help is the first step to living a better life. I am proud of you for making that step because it is often the hardest one to make. I work from a strengths-based approach to empower you to make whatever changes you would like to make or cope with any problems you are having. Together, we can develop new skills and insights to gain more control over your behaviors and mindset. All this will help you become empowered to explore new possibilities in all areas of your life.
(623) 745-8641 View (623) 745-8641
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Karolina Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85085
As a mental health therapist, I offer a holistic approach to therapy, which takes into consideration the body, mind, and soul. I focus on individual strengths and believe everyone has the ability to be an active participant in their own healing. I create a secure space where you can share your story, set goals, and make progress toward healing and growth. Together, we will navigate your unique journey so you can start feeling like your best self.
As a mental health therapist, I offer a holistic approach to therapy, which takes into consideration the body, mind, and soul. I focus on individual strengths and believe everyone has the ability to be an active participant in their own healing. I create a secure space where you can share your story, set goals, and make progress toward healing and growth. Together, we will navigate your unique journey so you can start feeling like your best self.
(623) 292-6228 View (623) 292-6228
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Sandra O'Connell
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85085  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to function in the present or feeling paralyzed by events of the past? Are you experiencing the effects of debilitating grief and loss? Are you feeling stifled from reaching your full potential and connecting to how you are being led moment by moment? Whether your blocks are the result of PTSD, abuse, chronic pain or illness, or painful losses, there is hope for the future. It is possible to live a life freed from the symptoms that prevent you from engaging fully in life. Now you can live the life purpose for which you have been created. You can soar freed from the chains that bind.
Are you struggling to function in the present or feeling paralyzed by events of the past? Are you experiencing the effects of debilitating grief and loss? Are you feeling stifled from reaching your full potential and connecting to how you are being led moment by moment? Whether your blocks are the result of PTSD, abuse, chronic pain or illness, or painful losses, there is hope for the future. It is possible to live a life freed from the symptoms that prevent you from engaging fully in life. Now you can live the life purpose for which you have been created. You can soar freed from the chains that bind.
(602) 428-9445 View (602) 428-9445
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Durand Healing and Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85085
Now accepting new clients! At DHWC we believe that anyone has it within themselves to create change, our job is to give you the skills and empower you to do so. Dr. Durand is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an extensive background in both outpatient and inpatient healthcare settings. In her many years of leadership experience, she has developed a passion for supervising and training up quality mental health professionals. Therefore, we offer several clinicians at our practice under her direct supervision with a range of skills and price ranges that can fit most patient needs.
Now accepting new clients! At DHWC we believe that anyone has it within themselves to create change, our job is to give you the skills and empower you to do so. Dr. Durand is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an extensive background in both outpatient and inpatient healthcare settings. In her many years of leadership experience, she has developed a passion for supervising and training up quality mental health professionals. Therefore, we offer several clinicians at our practice under her direct supervision with a range of skills and price ranges that can fit most patient needs.
(480) 690-8941 View (480) 690-8941
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Barbara Lynn Hatton
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086
As a therapist, my deepest passion lies in guiding individuals through their healing journey and helping them uncover their true selves. There's nothing more fulfilling to me than accompanying people on this transformative path, supporting them as they heal from past wounds and tap into their inner strengths. I understand that being human is a complex journey involving the mind, body, and spirit, and I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely express themselves. Taking a holistic approach to therapy, my goal is to meet my clients exactly where they are and assist them in moving forward in life.
As a therapist, my deepest passion lies in guiding individuals through their healing journey and helping them uncover their true selves. There's nothing more fulfilling to me than accompanying people on this transformative path, supporting them as they heal from past wounds and tap into their inner strengths. I understand that being human is a complex journey involving the mind, body, and spirit, and I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely express themselves. Taking a holistic approach to therapy, my goal is to meet my clients exactly where they are and assist them in moving forward in life.
(928) 683-7756 View (928) 683-7756
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Seashell Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTSI
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I make it a priority to build a supportive and close relationship my clients will need to move forward in a positive and productive way! I specialize in working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss issues, substance abuse issues, chronic pain and chronic disease. My goal is to offer a healing space for you! Because I see clients by video, I provide therapy throughout the state of Arizona! Call today!
Accepting New Clients! I make it a priority to build a supportive and close relationship my clients will need to move forward in a positive and productive way! I specialize in working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss issues, substance abuse issues, chronic pain and chronic disease. My goal is to offer a healing space for you! Because I see clients by video, I provide therapy throughout the state of Arizona! Call today!
(928) 396-1373 View (928) 396-1373
Photo of Michelle Langley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ
Michelle Langley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086  (Online Only)
OH, LIFE. It can be an inspiring, painful, delightful, and confusing adventure. With the many challenges and unknowns that we face along the way, why navigate it alone? Therapy is a supportive, non-judgmental secure space. It is best for identifying and breaking through irrational thought patterns, unresolved emotions, anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, life transitions, and trauma. Whatever your concern, your therapist will listen and attune to you in a compassionate way, offering gentle guidance through a unique fusion of traditional psychotherapy approaches, and integrative healing modalities.
OH, LIFE. It can be an inspiring, painful, delightful, and confusing adventure. With the many challenges and unknowns that we face along the way, why navigate it alone? Therapy is a supportive, non-judgmental secure space. It is best for identifying and breaking through irrational thought patterns, unresolved emotions, anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, life transitions, and trauma. Whatever your concern, your therapist will listen and attune to you in a compassionate way, offering gentle guidance through a unique fusion of traditional psychotherapy approaches, and integrative healing modalities.
(713) 588-0018 View (713) 588-0018
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Don Gudeman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MABC, CFTP
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086
Most of Don's clients are people who identify as Christians who are struggling with relationship issues, life transitions, or addictions while some of them may seek only spiritual guidance and practical application. They are generally seeking someone who is extremely knowledgeable, well educated, and experienced. These are generally people who are looking for someone they can trust and confide in without the fear of being judged. They usually want help navigating life in order to experience personal healing and growth without compromising their values.
Most of Don's clients are people who identify as Christians who are struggling with relationship issues, life transitions, or addictions while some of them may seek only spiritual guidance and practical application. They are generally seeking someone who is extremely knowledgeable, well educated, and experienced. These are generally people who are looking for someone they can trust and confide in without the fear of being judged. They usually want help navigating life in order to experience personal healing and growth without compromising their values.
(602) 833-5139 View (602) 833-5139
Photo of Melissa Coronado, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ
Melissa Coronado
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, bilingual in English and Spanish languages. I have been an active participant in the mental health field for approximately 17 years and hold a specialty in the area of trauma and abuse. My work emphasis has been primarily with the children, birth to 17 years of age, and their corresponding family. However, I have experience and training in working with both adult and children populations in areas such as: grief, depression, anxiety, adjustments to new situations like: adoptions, relocation, clarification/reunification, relationship issues, and others.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, bilingual in English and Spanish languages. I have been an active participant in the mental health field for approximately 17 years and hold a specialty in the area of trauma and abuse. My work emphasis has been primarily with the children, birth to 17 years of age, and their corresponding family. However, I have experience and training in working with both adult and children populations in areas such as: grief, depression, anxiety, adjustments to new situations like: adoptions, relocation, clarification/reunification, relationship issues, and others.
(480) 605-2589 View (480) 605-2589
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Flux Clinic, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, MSEd
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086  (Online Only)
I empower others to live lives they have always dreamt of; to be their best and most authentic selves. My approach is collaborative and tailored to each individual in order to cultivate lifelong skills. I endeavor to provide an environment of trust, compassion, and respect during our time together. I respect and honor the innate wisdom of each individual to heal themselves; however, at times we all require some assistance. Increased life satisfaction, improved self-esteem, increased coping skills/stress management, resolution of problematic behavior, and restoration of hope may be some of the results of our work together.
I empower others to live lives they have always dreamt of; to be their best and most authentic selves. My approach is collaborative and tailored to each individual in order to cultivate lifelong skills. I endeavor to provide an environment of trust, compassion, and respect during our time together. I respect and honor the innate wisdom of each individual to heal themselves; however, at times we all require some assistance. Increased life satisfaction, improved self-esteem, increased coping skills/stress management, resolution of problematic behavior, and restoration of hope may be some of the results of our work together.
(520) 214-8642 View (520) 214-8642
Photo of Norma Barkley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ
Norma Barkley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086
Not accepting new clients
My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, personality disorders, interpersonal issues, and relationship issues. I utilize a variety of approaches to address my client's individual needs using different therapeutic approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have the ability to provide telehealth services.
My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, personality disorders, interpersonal issues, and relationship issues. I utilize a variety of approaches to address my client's individual needs using different therapeutic approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have the ability to provide telehealth services.
(602) 483-6291 View (602) 483-6291
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Bloom Counseling + Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 13 years experience in the counseling field. I hold my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona and my Masters degree in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. My experience has been with families and children as well as adults struggling with substance use disorders. My passions include helping families to achieve better communication skills in order to live their fullest lives.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 13 years experience in the counseling field. I hold my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona and my Masters degree in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. My experience has been with families and children as well as adults struggling with substance use disorders. My passions include helping families to achieve better communication skills in order to live their fullest lives.
(602) 428-9069 View (602) 428-9069
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Nicole Frost (North Phoenix)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, CPTT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086  (Online Only)
Therapy takes courage. Every time a client walks in my door whether it's for an initial consultation or after a year of weekly sessions, I have great respect for them. My goal is to meet you where you are and help you move in the direction you want to go, providing support and insight along the way. If you are searching for a solution and have the tiniest motivation to change, I commit to helping you increase the quality of your life. By identifying current life stressors and dysfunction, we will explore the impact on your relationship with self and others.
Therapy takes courage. Every time a client walks in my door whether it's for an initial consultation or after a year of weekly sessions, I have great respect for them. My goal is to meet you where you are and help you move in the direction you want to go, providing support and insight along the way. If you are searching for a solution and have the tiniest motivation to change, I commit to helping you increase the quality of your life. By identifying current life stressors and dysfunction, we will explore the impact on your relationship with self and others.
(520) 842-0474 View (520) 842-0474
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Helen Koester
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086  (Online Only)
Helen is a compassionate client-centered Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). She is known for helping clients communicate more effectively, experience healing, growth, success, and freedom. Helen aspires to help clients adopt a more positive and empowered mindset, so they can tap into their existing strengths, skills, and resources to uncover solutions. She supports and guides clients in identifying what is not working, promoting their commitment to change what they can, and assisting them in accomplishing their goals.
Helen is a compassionate client-centered Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). She is known for helping clients communicate more effectively, experience healing, growth, success, and freedom. Helen aspires to help clients adopt a more positive and empowered mindset, so they can tap into their existing strengths, skills, and resources to uncover solutions. She supports and guides clients in identifying what is not working, promoting their commitment to change what they can, and assisting them in accomplishing their goals.
(480) 351-6095 View (480) 351-6095
Nicolle Mannion
Marriage & Family Therapist, BHT, MAS, LAMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086
Waitlist for new clients
Nicolle is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University. She works with families and individuals of all ages and is dedicated to helping both individuals and families reach optimization through a strengths-based, multi-perspective lens on the family system. She incorporates her background in public health to provide trauma informed and mindful components of care to clients facing life transitions, chronic illness, anxiety, depression, anger, and self-esteem challenges with a focus on establishing strong rapport and reasonable goals for clients.
Nicolle is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University. She works with families and individuals of all ages and is dedicated to helping both individuals and families reach optimization through a strengths-based, multi-perspective lens on the family system. She incorporates her background in public health to provide trauma informed and mindful components of care to clients facing life transitions, chronic illness, anxiety, depression, anger, and self-esteem challenges with a focus on establishing strong rapport and reasonable goals for clients.
(623) 283-1622 View (623) 283-1622
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Maryann Potter
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086
Do you want to process through unresolved issues and improve your mental health? I am here to help YOU! As a licensed counselor, I use a non-judgmental, empathetic counseling approach either in person or virtually to help empower my clients. Don't wait any longer for help in healing from those unresolved issues. I will walk alongside you in processing through your difficulties and teach you positive coping skills and effective communication. I look forward to hearing from you!
Do you want to process through unresolved issues and improve your mental health? I am here to help YOU! As a licensed counselor, I use a non-judgmental, empathetic counseling approach either in person or virtually to help empower my clients. Don't wait any longer for help in healing from those unresolved issues. I will walk alongside you in processing through your difficulties and teach you positive coping skills and effective communication. I look forward to hearing from you!
(520) 356-4739 View (520) 356-4739
Photo of Jennifer Salas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ
Jennifer Salas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
16 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Bilingual (English and Spanish). Serving clients in AZ via Telehealth. Immigration Evaluations are available. Healing is truly possible! Each person has immense strength and resilience. My passion involves walking alongside clients to build upon areas of hope for improved well-being. People do not need to go through these things alone. I strive to provide quality, trustworthy, and professional guidance to my clients in a collaborative manner. I have years of experience assisting those who have gone through trauma, sexuality-based issues, and those struggling to manage difficult emotions, thoughts, and relationships.
Bilingual (English and Spanish). Serving clients in AZ via Telehealth. Immigration Evaluations are available. Healing is truly possible! Each person has immense strength and resilience. My passion involves walking alongside clients to build upon areas of hope for improved well-being. People do not need to go through these things alone. I strive to provide quality, trustworthy, and professional guidance to my clients in a collaborative manner. I have years of experience assisting those who have gone through trauma, sexuality-based issues, and those struggling to manage difficult emotions, thoughts, and relationships.
(602) 786-8961 View (602) 786-8961
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Dr. Catherine Van Damme
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086
Meet Dr. Catherine Van Damme, a compassionate licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents facing anxiety, depression, and social challenges. Most often she supports clients who want to improve relationships with peers, use their voice at school, and handle big emotions. Dr. Van Damme works with clients (aged 3-17) and parents to help your child truly shine! Through playful activities and friendly conversations, she guides these young individuals on a journey to find their voice and build confidence, turning the cloud of anxiety into a sunny day of self-expression.
Meet Dr. Catherine Van Damme, a compassionate licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents facing anxiety, depression, and social challenges. Most often she supports clients who want to improve relationships with peers, use their voice at school, and handle big emotions. Dr. Van Damme works with clients (aged 3-17) and parents to help your child truly shine! Through playful activities and friendly conversations, she guides these young individuals on a journey to find their voice and build confidence, turning the cloud of anxiety into a sunny day of self-expression.
(623) 294-5175 View (623) 294-5175
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Mike Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086  (Online Only)
We run. We hide. We fight. We comply. And nothing changes. The stress/pain remains. We go to bed and get up the next day to do it all over again. Maybe you're at the beginning stage of coping with a stressful event. Maybe you know you need support. Maybe you don't know what you need. Maybe you're feeling out of options. Life can throw some difficult, seemingly impossible, events at us. When that happens, it's normal to feel out of control. But there is hope. I’ve spent over two decades helping people remove obstacles to living a more fulfilling life. You can feel in control again and experience life as joyful and fun.
We run. We hide. We fight. We comply. And nothing changes. The stress/pain remains. We go to bed and get up the next day to do it all over again. Maybe you're at the beginning stage of coping with a stressful event. Maybe you know you need support. Maybe you don't know what you need. Maybe you're feeling out of options. Life can throw some difficult, seemingly impossible, events at us. When that happens, it's normal to feel out of control. But there is hope. I’ve spent over two decades helping people remove obstacles to living a more fulfilling life. You can feel in control again and experience life as joyful and fun.
(602) 560-8730 View (602) 560-8730
Photo of Kelley Asburry, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ
Kelley Asburry, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ 85086
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I believe that change occurs when we are met with compassion, deep listening and provided with a sense of hope. I focus specifically on traumatic grief with an understanding there is no wrong way to feel, no timeline or expectations. My approach is individualized and draws upon several interventions such as the ATTEND Model, mindfulness and CBT. I come from a trauma-informed perspective and believe that each person's experience is unique with their own strengths to be utilized. Many of my clients have lost loved ones due to suicide, homicide, accidental deaths, medical malpractice, and long term illnesses.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I believe that change occurs when we are met with compassion, deep listening and provided with a sense of hope. I focus specifically on traumatic grief with an understanding there is no wrong way to feel, no timeline or expectations. My approach is individualized and draws upon several interventions such as the ATTEND Model, mindfulness and CBT. I come from a trauma-informed perspective and believe that each person's experience is unique with their own strengths to be utilized. Many of my clients have lost loved ones due to suicide, homicide, accidental deaths, medical malpractice, and long term illnesses.
(520) 210-5631 View (520) 210-5631

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ

20+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
77% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
59% Grief
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
69% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Cresta Norte, Phoenix, AZ see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cresta Norte, 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.