Therapists in Scottsdale, AZ

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Photo of Dr. Angela Stillman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ
Dr. Angela Stillman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253  (Online Only)
Struggling with stress, unhappiness, anxiety, or even chronic illness that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, and school or work? Are limiting beliefs and unhelpful subconscious programming keeping you from your goals and aspirations? Do you wonder if life could be better and feel more fulfilling? Your struggles are real and deserve attention! I offer 2-3 day virtual Intensive Therapeutic Programs (6-9 hours) to help you kickstart your healing journey. This is a perfect fit for those who cannot necessarily commit to weekly therapy and desire expedited benefits from therapy.
Struggling with stress, unhappiness, anxiety, or even chronic illness that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, and school or work? Are limiting beliefs and unhelpful subconscious programming keeping you from your goals and aspirations? Do you wonder if life could be better and feel more fulfilling? Your struggles are real and deserve attention! I offer 2-3 day virtual Intensive Therapeutic Programs (6-9 hours) to help you kickstart your healing journey. This is a perfect fit for those who cannot necessarily commit to weekly therapy and desire expedited benefits from therapy.
(817) 785-9015 View (817) 785-9015
Photo of Alyssa Mandel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ
Alyssa Mandel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
I am the founder and Director of The Mandel Center of Arizona and have created an environment to promote psychotherapeutic healing to people in need. My philosophy centers on empowering clients through the therapeutic relationship. I feel that by working with patients from a non-judgmental perspective, fostering a comfortable and trusting environment and "being where the client is", the time spent in treatment is made more productive for all involved. I provide a safe environment that promotes personal growth using proven therapeutic techniques and over 25+ years of experience.
I am the founder and Director of The Mandel Center of Arizona and have created an environment to promote psychotherapeutic healing to people in need. My philosophy centers on empowering clients through the therapeutic relationship. I feel that by working with patients from a non-judgmental perspective, fostering a comfortable and trusting environment and "being where the client is", the time spent in treatment is made more productive for all involved. I provide a safe environment that promotes personal growth using proven therapeutic techniques and over 25+ years of experience.
(520) 549-3063 View (520) 549-3063
Photo of Michael L Mcgowan, Psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ
Michael L Mcgowan
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MBA, LP
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85260  (Online Only)
I design therapy to address the specific problems the person wants to work on. Anything from counseling to deep psychotherapy. I use CBT, EMDR, Client-Centered and Schema therapy. I also have training in psychodynamic and transpersonal therapy. I was trained in Chicago and have worked in private and community clinics, on an in-patient VA dual diagnosis unit and a correctional facility hospital, and at the Illinois state hospital in Chicago. I work with anxiety, OCD, Panic, and depressive/bipolar disorders, ADHD, trauma survivors, couples, LGBT, sexual problems, and male psychology, TBI.
I design therapy to address the specific problems the person wants to work on. Anything from counseling to deep psychotherapy. I use CBT, EMDR, Client-Centered and Schema therapy. I also have training in psychodynamic and transpersonal therapy. I was trained in Chicago and have worked in private and community clinics, on an in-patient VA dual diagnosis unit and a correctional facility hospital, and at the Illinois state hospital in Chicago. I work with anxiety, OCD, Panic, and depressive/bipolar disorders, ADHD, trauma survivors, couples, LGBT, sexual problems, and male psychology, TBI.
(480) 225-3236 View (480) 225-3236
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Kevin Paul Nelson
Counselor, LAC, MA
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Kevin is committed to working with individuals, couples, teens, and pre-marital couples. He has very diverse life experiences from being a therapist, parent, spouse, business executive, women’s advocate, domestic violence counselor, and international businessman that he applies to work with clients from diverse backgrounds. He believes that therapy should provide a safe, understanding, trusting, and collaborative environment. You should feel supported and encouraged and never judged. We all have difficult life experiences at times and need an understanding partner to help us process and address those experiences.
Kevin is committed to working with individuals, couples, teens, and pre-marital couples. He has very diverse life experiences from being a therapist, parent, spouse, business executive, women’s advocate, domestic violence counselor, and international businessman that he applies to work with clients from diverse backgrounds. He believes that therapy should provide a safe, understanding, trusting, and collaborative environment. You should feel supported and encouraged and never judged. We all have difficult life experiences at times and need an understanding partner to help us process and address those experiences.
(623) 304-0744 View (623) 304-0744
Photo of Sheila Weisbrod, Licensed Professional Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
Sheila Weisbrod
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
I believe in the inherent power of each individual to heal and grow, and I see myself as a catalyst and companion along that journey. Affirming the individual's personal resources and providing tools and support, I work collaboratively with individuals as they move through life's transitions. Individuals find a supportive environment in which to explore patterns in their lives that may be interfering with their personal happiness or relationship success. I am a Christian and at your request I integrate Christian perspective in the healing process.
I believe in the inherent power of each individual to heal and grow, and I see myself as a catalyst and companion along that journey. Affirming the individual's personal resources and providing tools and support, I work collaboratively with individuals as they move through life's transitions. Individuals find a supportive environment in which to explore patterns in their lives that may be interfering with their personal happiness or relationship success. I am a Christian and at your request I integrate Christian perspective in the healing process.
(480) 787-1676 View (480) 787-1676
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Lisa Elsbecker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Addiction is a family disease; meaning it doesn’t only affect the one individual with the addiction, the other family members feel the shockwaves too. My family continues to feel the impact of losing our son 11 years ago, so it is meaningful to me to help others avoid that struggle. I am honored to be able to combine my personal experience with the clinical background to enable families to better support the recovery of their loved ones. I am equally devoted to helping individuals with their recovery and personal growth journeys.
Addiction is a family disease; meaning it doesn’t only affect the one individual with the addiction, the other family members feel the shockwaves too. My family continues to feel the impact of losing our son 11 years ago, so it is meaningful to me to help others avoid that struggle. I am honored to be able to combine my personal experience with the clinical background to enable families to better support the recovery of their loved ones. I am equally devoted to helping individuals with their recovery and personal growth journeys.
(623) 253-8388 View (623) 253-8388
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Morgan Winder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
My approach and space is a judgement free zone to assist with you healing and feeling your best self. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a concentration of direct practice with children, youth and families. I also have obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology .My therapeutic approach and training is in Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), CBT, DBT, Parent-Child Relationship Therapy, and Play-Based Therapy. I am passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with trauma, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression & looking to strengthen interpersonal relationships.
My approach and space is a judgement free zone to assist with you healing and feeling your best self. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a concentration of direct practice with children, youth and families. I also have obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology .My therapeutic approach and training is in Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), CBT, DBT, Parent-Child Relationship Therapy, and Play-Based Therapy. I am passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with trauma, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression & looking to strengthen interpersonal relationships.
(480) 605-1801 View (480) 605-1801
Photo of Todd Basta, Licensed Professional Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
Todd Basta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, LPC, BC-TMH, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist; serving diverse populations. My theoretical orientation (approach) is based on Carl Rogers "Person Centered". My education and training in ‘community health’ has enabled me the opportunity to serve high-need populations with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, Bipolar, (OCD), and neurodiverse populations. I use a direct and clinical approach with my clients; identifying and addressing key client issues, quickly, in an ethical and confidential manner.
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist; serving diverse populations. My theoretical orientation (approach) is based on Carl Rogers "Person Centered". My education and training in ‘community health’ has enabled me the opportunity to serve high-need populations with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, Bipolar, (OCD), and neurodiverse populations. I use a direct and clinical approach with my clients; identifying and addressing key client issues, quickly, in an ethical and confidential manner.
(480) 485-6708 View (480) 485-6708
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Dr. Lea Barber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
I am passionate about creating a supportive, empathetic environment where my clients feel empowered and encouraged to open up and be their authentic selves. When we feel safe and accepted for who we are, we can step forward and be vulnerable, which in turn allows us to foster deeper connections with ourselves and our loved ones. This is the therapeutic environment that I strive towards, through a mixture of warmth, humor and authenticity. Together, we can work to understand attachment injuries that shape us and our relationships, and generate insight-based change. This space is for you.
I am passionate about creating a supportive, empathetic environment where my clients feel empowered and encouraged to open up and be their authentic selves. When we feel safe and accepted for who we are, we can step forward and be vulnerable, which in turn allows us to foster deeper connections with ourselves and our loved ones. This is the therapeutic environment that I strive towards, through a mixture of warmth, humor and authenticity. Together, we can work to understand attachment injuries that shape us and our relationships, and generate insight-based change. This space is for you.
(480) 418-9822 View (480) 418-9822
Photo of Dr. Sherry W Harrison, Psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ
Dr. Sherry W Harrison
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
My office is my home away from home so I have created a safe and comfortable space for us to work together. You'll be greeted with soft music, chilled beverages and a relaxing atmosphere. Our first contact will be by phone and we'll discuss your needs to determine if I am able to help you with the specialties I offer. When we meet, we'll identify the circumstances or symptoms that currently prevent you from living as fully as you would like. I see us working as a team and I welcome your feedback throughout our time together.
My office is my home away from home so I have created a safe and comfortable space for us to work together. You'll be greeted with soft music, chilled beverages and a relaxing atmosphere. Our first contact will be by phone and we'll discuss your needs to determine if I am able to help you with the specialties I offer. When we meet, we'll identify the circumstances or symptoms that currently prevent you from living as fully as you would like. I see us working as a team and I welcome your feedback throughout our time together.
(480) 418-9582 View (480) 418-9582
Photo of Barry Dubin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ
Barry Dubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
I work with a diverse population in an outpatient setting.
I work with a diverse population in an outpatient setting.
(623) 278-9685 View (623) 278-9685
Photo of Joshua Saunders, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
Joshua Saunders
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Waitlist for new clients
As an addictions counselor I work to develop and assist in wellness programming to best mitigate returning to maladaptive coping mechanisms. We all face adversity in life and how we deal with that adversity changes over time if you struggle with substance I will work to help you overcome adversity. I have served since 2018 as Major League Soccers Addictions counselor after retiring from the play of fifteen years specializing in assisting young males battle their disease. As a Crossfit coach and nutritional expert I will attack every angle of you to bring back confidence and help you to feel more capable.
As an addictions counselor I work to develop and assist in wellness programming to best mitigate returning to maladaptive coping mechanisms. We all face adversity in life and how we deal with that adversity changes over time if you struggle with substance I will work to help you overcome adversity. I have served since 2018 as Major League Soccers Addictions counselor after retiring from the play of fifteen years specializing in assisting young males battle their disease. As a Crossfit coach and nutritional expert I will attack every angle of you to bring back confidence and help you to feel more capable.
(623) 343-3522 View (623) 343-3522
Photo of Jennifer Salazar, Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
Jennifer Salazar
Counselor, LPC, MSc, CCTSI
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Jennifer is a certified trauma therapist with over 15 years of experience treating and supporting individuals across the lifespan in various settings. She has an eclectic, strength based approach utilizing diverse theoretical approaches, including holistic and behavioral neuroscience, to address the root cause of behavioral trauma patterns. Jennifer partners with her clients offering an integrative, compassionate, and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Understanding everyone's journey is unique, she strives to cultivate an individualized, safe, and authentic healing experience.
Jennifer is a certified trauma therapist with over 15 years of experience treating and supporting individuals across the lifespan in various settings. She has an eclectic, strength based approach utilizing diverse theoretical approaches, including holistic and behavioral neuroscience, to address the root cause of behavioral trauma patterns. Jennifer partners with her clients offering an integrative, compassionate, and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Understanding everyone's journey is unique, she strives to cultivate an individualized, safe, and authentic healing experience.
(480) 907-3165 View (480) 907-3165
Photo of Heidi Dippold, Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
Heidi Dippold
Counselor, LAC, MACLP, AAS, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
How can I help? This question underscores my engagement with clients and aligns with my belief that therapy is not a prescriptive endeavor. I am a helper…not a prescriber. As a therapist, professor, and actor, I am guided by a sincere desire to be of service and genuine curiosity about the human experience. With warmth, empathy, and unconditional positive regard, I meet my clients where they are as we build a foundation of trust. This foundation and a collaborative spirit allow us to find a path toward meeting the client’s goals. I work with individuals, families, and couples who are motivated to make meaningful change.
How can I help? This question underscores my engagement with clients and aligns with my belief that therapy is not a prescriptive endeavor. I am a helper…not a prescriber. As a therapist, professor, and actor, I am guided by a sincere desire to be of service and genuine curiosity about the human experience. With warmth, empathy, and unconditional positive regard, I meet my clients where they are as we build a foundation of trust. This foundation and a collaborative spirit allow us to find a path toward meeting the client’s goals. I work with individuals, families, and couples who are motivated to make meaningful change.
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Photo of Dr. Evelyn Farrell, Psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ
Dr. Evelyn Farrell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
I am a licensed psychologist, specializing in treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. Sometimes past hurts can keep individuals stuck in unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving that can negatively affect their work and personal relationships. Working with a therapist can provide a fresh perspective and the emotional support needed to make the changes that can be more difficult to make on their own.
I am a licensed psychologist, specializing in treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. Sometimes past hurts can keep individuals stuck in unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving that can negatively affect their work and personal relationships. Working with a therapist can provide a fresh perspective and the emotional support needed to make the changes that can be more difficult to make on their own.
(480) 712-1461 View (480) 712-1461
Photo of Stephanie Robertson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
Stephanie Robertson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
We all struggle at one time or another with grief, excessive stress, anxiety, depression and even addiction. It has been my privilege to walk alongside my clients through their healing process. Counseling should be a place we feel safe and not judged. I specialize in anxiety disorders, trauma, and addiction but work with a range of issues in adolescents and adults. I am trained in EMDR therapy as well as attachment theory and have a passion for helping people find their inner strengths in order to live a happier and healthier life. I aim to empower my clients to learn to care for themselves and heal their nervous system.
We all struggle at one time or another with grief, excessive stress, anxiety, depression and even addiction. It has been my privilege to walk alongside my clients through their healing process. Counseling should be a place we feel safe and not judged. I specialize in anxiety disorders, trauma, and addiction but work with a range of issues in adolescents and adults. I am trained in EMDR therapy as well as attachment theory and have a passion for helping people find their inner strengths in order to live a happier and healthier life. I aim to empower my clients to learn to care for themselves and heal their nervous system.
(480) 660-3550 View (480) 660-3550
Photo of Brough Stewart, Licensed Professional Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
Brough Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
I am dedicated to providing care at the highest level to you and your loved ones. Struggling with trauma, behavior issues or addictions is not uncommon and a very treatable situation, so I want to help you reach your potential. In many cases, therapy can be a short-term process depending on the situation. We can assess your needs and decide what is the best course of treatment. Therapy is your process and tailored towards what is most effective and helpful for you.
I am dedicated to providing care at the highest level to you and your loved ones. Struggling with trauma, behavior issues or addictions is not uncommon and a very treatable situation, so I want to help you reach your potential. In many cases, therapy can be a short-term process depending on the situation. We can assess your needs and decide what is the best course of treatment. Therapy is your process and tailored towards what is most effective and helpful for you.
(602) 483-4743 View (602) 483-4743
Photo of Dr. Meredith Van Tine, Psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ
Dr. Meredith Van Tine
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Welcome to Scottsdale Women's Psychology, a boutique psychology practice specializing in women's empowerment through the delivery of gender-sensitive, research-supported psychotherapy for women. SWP clients receive the highest standard of care and comfort while engaging in the work of therapy. Privacy is of the utmost importance. Services are offered in a discreet and serene residential-style setting with a private exit. Clients enjoy individualized attention and flexible appointment times. SWP offers one, two, and three-hour appointments. Remote services are readily available to accommodate busy work or travel schedules.
Welcome to Scottsdale Women's Psychology, a boutique psychology practice specializing in women's empowerment through the delivery of gender-sensitive, research-supported psychotherapy for women. SWP clients receive the highest standard of care and comfort while engaging in the work of therapy. Privacy is of the utmost importance. Services are offered in a discreet and serene residential-style setting with a private exit. Clients enjoy individualized attention and flexible appointment times. SWP offers one, two, and three-hour appointments. Remote services are readily available to accommodate busy work or travel schedules.
(602) 910-2144 View (602) 910-2144
Photo of Susan Tully, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
Susan Tully
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAMFT, OTR/L
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Life can be so challenging. Stress builds up and we get stuck in dysfunctional behavioral patterns and negative thought loops. Relationships are sometimes hard work, and we find ourselves going round & round with our partner, child or parent—feeling unheard, misunderstood, frustrated and disconnected. Often our reactions to present day stressors stem from early life experiences or unresolved trauma. Healing happens in the presence of someone who sees us and accepts us just as we are; and can help us process emotions like anxiety, despair, anger, shame, grief, and longing. This leads to greater self-understanding and self-compassion.
Life can be so challenging. Stress builds up and we get stuck in dysfunctional behavioral patterns and negative thought loops. Relationships are sometimes hard work, and we find ourselves going round & round with our partner, child or parent—feeling unheard, misunderstood, frustrated and disconnected. Often our reactions to present day stressors stem from early life experiences or unresolved trauma. Healing happens in the presence of someone who sees us and accepts us just as we are; and can help us process emotions like anxiety, despair, anger, shame, grief, and longing. This leads to greater self-understanding and self-compassion.
(623) 294-5690 View (623) 294-5690
Photo of Bhupin Butaney, Psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ
Bhupin Butaney
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Feeling heard and understood is an important experience in therapy. Within a non-judgmental and supportive environment, my clients increase personal insight and explore new ways of understanding current situations. In addition to increasing personal awareness, our work might focus on ways to respond differently in challenging situations causing stress. My practice is ideal for those interested in a depth-oriented therapy that goes beyond symptom focus and looks to integrate and enrich self-understanding to create healthy, adaptive narratives about oneself and one's situation.
Feeling heard and understood is an important experience in therapy. Within a non-judgmental and supportive environment, my clients increase personal insight and explore new ways of understanding current situations. In addition to increasing personal awareness, our work might focus on ways to respond differently in challenging situations causing stress. My practice is ideal for those interested in a depth-oriented therapy that goes beyond symptom focus and looks to integrate and enrich self-understanding to create healthy, adaptive narratives about oneself and one's situation.
(602) 904-6113 View (602) 904-6113

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Scottsdale, AZ

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Scottsdale, AZ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
63% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Scottsdale, AZ see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Scottsdale?

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.