Therapists in Avondale, Tucson, AZ

Photo of Barbara Grinnell LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Barbara Grinnell LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
To believe in yourself, trust your decisions and gain greater insight as you go through life's challenges: I would like to help you explore possible negative messages that have effected your sense of self I honor the courage it takes to be vulnerable to making changes. I view the therapeutic relationship as sacred, therefore, I provide a safe environment for you to share. My specialties include self esteem/self awareness, grief and loss, ptsd, inner child healing, anxieties, fears, decision making, personal boundaries, and dealing with life transitions.
To believe in yourself, trust your decisions and gain greater insight as you go through life's challenges: I would like to help you explore possible negative messages that have effected your sense of self I honor the courage it takes to be vulnerable to making changes. I view the therapeutic relationship as sacred, therefore, I provide a safe environment for you to share. My specialties include self esteem/self awareness, grief and loss, ptsd, inner child healing, anxieties, fears, decision making, personal boundaries, and dealing with life transitions.
(520) 433-4183 View (520) 433-4183
Photo of Deena Gayle Hitzke, Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Deena Gayle Hitzke
Counselor, MAHR, MAPC, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
Life doesn't have to be so hard. There are simple ways to make it better. I can help you to gain insight and perspective, identifying the patterns of thinking, feelings, and neurobiological reactions that manifest your emotional pain and or mental anguish. Once we understand the patterns that need to be changed, we can work together to select the right treatment for you. Having a plan is half the battle, and the other is having someone with the personal and professional experience to guide you. Let's get together and find out if we are a good fit, to embark upon your journey to wholeness, together.
Life doesn't have to be so hard. There are simple ways to make it better. I can help you to gain insight and perspective, identifying the patterns of thinking, feelings, and neurobiological reactions that manifest your emotional pain and or mental anguish. Once we understand the patterns that need to be changed, we can work together to select the right treatment for you. Having a plan is half the battle, and the other is having someone with the personal and professional experience to guide you. Let's get together and find out if we are a good fit, to embark upon your journey to wholeness, together.
(520) 210-5703 View (520) 210-5703
Photo of Nancy Clare Skocy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Nancy Clare Skocy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
I enjoy working with individuals interested in healing relational or developmental trauma. I am certified as a somatic experiencing practitioner and as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I am also trained in equine therapy and utilize horses in individual sessions when appropriate as an adjunct to deepening body awareness and developing joyful connections to living beings. I am focused on positive interactions and stabilizing internal resources in a safe environment. Increasing awareness of the external environment through the senses and noticing how this impacts body sensations begins a process of self development through observation. The person begins to individuate from the trauma.
I enjoy working with individuals interested in healing relational or developmental trauma. I am certified as a somatic experiencing practitioner and as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I am also trained in equine therapy and utilize horses in individual sessions when appropriate as an adjunct to deepening body awareness and developing joyful connections to living beings. I am focused on positive interactions and stabilizing internal resources in a safe environment. Increasing awareness of the external environment through the senses and noticing how this impacts body sensations begins a process of self development through observation. The person begins to individuate from the trauma.
(520) 399-6305 View (520) 399-6305
Photo of Daia G Stager, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Daia G Stager
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, C-EMDR, TAI CHI, YOGI
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
AlphaPsy is a psychosomatic process - people discover how undigested, petrified, exploding or imploding emotions, beliefs, and expectations manifest as your stress responses. The process supports you in developing wisdom and skills to face onerous challenges or repetitive stressors, either personally or professionally, that have left you with intrusive thoughts, feeling overwhelmed and debilitated, particularly, when you feel that someone has betrayed your desire to do good, coopted your wisdom or has used your strength against you. AlphaPsy LLC is owned by masters psychotherapist under the clinical supervision of Jane Miclon, LCSW.
AlphaPsy is a psychosomatic process - people discover how undigested, petrified, exploding or imploding emotions, beliefs, and expectations manifest as your stress responses. The process supports you in developing wisdom and skills to face onerous challenges or repetitive stressors, either personally or professionally, that have left you with intrusive thoughts, feeling overwhelmed and debilitated, particularly, when you feel that someone has betrayed your desire to do good, coopted your wisdom or has used your strength against you. AlphaPsy LLC is owned by masters psychotherapist under the clinical supervision of Jane Miclon, LCSW.
(520) 436-8158 View (520) 436-8158
Photo of Azita Abtin, Psychologist in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Azita Abtin
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
I have extensive experience with individual, couples and families, using systemic, psychodynamic and CBT, based on the client's needs. Experienced in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse/dependence, codependency, adjustment and grief issues, divorce, relationship and personal growth issues for the last 25 years. I have assisted veterans and active duty personnel and their families since I was an Air Force officer. The Couples Manual published by Amazon increases the therapeutic gains from the regular or video or telephonic sessions for all patients. I was honored as the Top 3 Marriage Counselors by Tree Best Rated Group.
I have extensive experience with individual, couples and families, using systemic, psychodynamic and CBT, based on the client's needs. Experienced in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse/dependence, codependency, adjustment and grief issues, divorce, relationship and personal growth issues for the last 25 years. I have assisted veterans and active duty personnel and their families since I was an Air Force officer. The Couples Manual published by Amazon increases the therapeutic gains from the regular or video or telephonic sessions for all patients. I was honored as the Top 3 Marriage Counselors by Tree Best Rated Group.
(520) 221-4197 View (520) 221-4197
Photo of Toni Skater, Licensed Professional Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Toni Skater
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
I am a Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and I believe we all have the ability to heal from trauma or other issues that are getting in the way of having the life we desire. Do you often feel stressed and overwhelmed or are you struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you find you are having difficulties in relationships or just don’t feel like yourself? If you are dealing with any of these issues, there is hope. Through traditional therapy or Somatic Experiencing you can make the changes needed to move forward and have a more fulfilling life!
I am a Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and I believe we all have the ability to heal from trauma or other issues that are getting in the way of having the life we desire. Do you often feel stressed and overwhelmed or are you struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you find you are having difficulties in relationships or just don’t feel like yourself? If you are dealing with any of these issues, there is hope. Through traditional therapy or Somatic Experiencing you can make the changes needed to move forward and have a more fulfilling life!
(520) 444-7830 View (520) 444-7830
Photo of Karl L. Sachs, Psychologist in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Karl L. Sachs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
Not accepting new clients
SORRY...NOT NOW SCHEDULING NEW CLIENTS. I believe we can change by learning new behaviors and new ways of understanding. By working in the present, we can change the future. Even though I use humor, I know the work can be difficult. I am honored to be part of that work with my clients and to have been with them while they change their future. I adapt my work to your needs. “Client centered” is natural to me. With some exceptions I do not believe “one size fits all.” The exceptions are that every one deserves to be treated with respect, compassion, honesty, and complete integrity.
SORRY...NOT NOW SCHEDULING NEW CLIENTS. I believe we can change by learning new behaviors and new ways of understanding. By working in the present, we can change the future. Even though I use humor, I know the work can be difficult. I am honored to be part of that work with my clients and to have been with them while they change their future. I adapt my work to your needs. “Client centered” is natural to me. With some exceptions I do not believe “one size fits all.” The exceptions are that every one deserves to be treated with respect, compassion, honesty, and complete integrity.
(520) 869-4166 View (520) 869-4166
Photo of Steve Wagner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Steve Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
Seeking help to deal with issues in your life takes lots of courage. I respect that greatly. Often the first step of committing to counseling is the biggest hurdle. Whether it's relationship problems, coping with loss or transitions, anxiety, depression, self esteem concerns, there are times when professional assistance can really help. Sometimes counseling goals are accomplished quickly and other times there is a need for longer term and deeper work. I have the training and expertise to do both.
Seeking help to deal with issues in your life takes lots of courage. I respect that greatly. Often the first step of committing to counseling is the biggest hurdle. Whether it's relationship problems, coping with loss or transitions, anxiety, depression, self esteem concerns, there are times when professional assistance can really help. Sometimes counseling goals are accomplished quickly and other times there is a need for longer term and deeper work. I have the training and expertise to do both.
(520) 867-9624 View (520) 867-9624
Photo of Sarina Chawla, Licensed Professional Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Sarina Chawla
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712  (Online Only)
Are you having difficulty sleeping, getting out of bed, struggling with motivation to take a shower, and lacking the energy to perform daily tasks? Are you anxious about socializing and going to work? Fearful of panic attacks? Do you suffer from grief and loss? Allow me to work with you to learn how to cope with stress and anxiety. You will find purpose, direction, improved sleep, and motivation to move forward. To learn more about therapy with me, reach out and call me to schedule your free consultation.
Are you having difficulty sleeping, getting out of bed, struggling with motivation to take a shower, and lacking the energy to perform daily tasks? Are you anxious about socializing and going to work? Fearful of panic attacks? Do you suffer from grief and loss? Allow me to work with you to learn how to cope with stress and anxiety. You will find purpose, direction, improved sleep, and motivation to move forward. To learn more about therapy with me, reach out and call me to schedule your free consultation.
(520) 341-6231 View (520) 341-6231
Photo of Joel Ackley, Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Joel Ackley
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
Are you concerned for your child being angry, sad or anxious? Has your teen been isolating, depressed or stressed out? Perhaps you are having conflict with your spouse/partner or your relationship is on the brink? Are you overwhelmed with due to a loss in your life? If you are feeling stuck, we can help. You are not alone. We provide a listening ear to your story, sound counsel and a place for you to improve, cope, grow and thrive in the here and now. Our therapy is private, compassionate, supportive, & professional. Check out our website for more information.
Are you concerned for your child being angry, sad or anxious? Has your teen been isolating, depressed or stressed out? Perhaps you are having conflict with your spouse/partner or your relationship is on the brink? Are you overwhelmed with due to a loss in your life? If you are feeling stuck, we can help. You are not alone. We provide a listening ear to your story, sound counsel and a place for you to improve, cope, grow and thrive in the here and now. Our therapy is private, compassionate, supportive, & professional. Check out our website for more information.
(520) 441-3102 View (520) 441-3102
Photo of J Noel Trapp, Licensed Professional Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
J Noel Trapp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Avondale, Tucson, AZ 85712
Not accepting new clients

Online Therapists

Photo of Rosie Wick, Licensed Professional Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Rosie Wick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
Waitlist for new clients
The heart of my work combines gentleness, strength, and evidence-based approaches with an intuitive understanding. I use inner and outer resources to support people, and sometimes laughter and irony along the way. Attending to banished voices, lost dreams, inner-child work, saboteurs, and avoidance helps to get people where they want to go. I utilize EMDR, have worked in grief support and inpatient. In addition, applying well-known factors in the neuropsychology of learning optimizes change. In practice, it all comes together using structure, flow, and clinical assessment.
The heart of my work combines gentleness, strength, and evidence-based approaches with an intuitive understanding. I use inner and outer resources to support people, and sometimes laughter and irony along the way. Attending to banished voices, lost dreams, inner-child work, saboteurs, and avoidance helps to get people where they want to go. I utilize EMDR, have worked in grief support and inpatient. In addition, applying well-known factors in the neuropsychology of learning optimizes change. In practice, it all comes together using structure, flow, and clinical assessment.
(520) 704-6942 View (520) 704-6942
Photo of Vanessa L. Mills, Licensed Professional Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Vanessa L. Mills
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85705
At one time or another we all face challenges in our lives. Some of these issues may become to complex for us to handle on our own. It may feel like these struggles and life challenges may never go away. And the past can feel like the present. However, things can get better and the difficulties you are currently struggling with can resolve with therapy. Seeking counseling may be the first step towards restoring peace and happiness back in your life. It is important to find the right therapist for you. I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and support you throughout your journey.
At one time or another we all face challenges in our lives. Some of these issues may become to complex for us to handle on our own. It may feel like these struggles and life challenges may never go away. And the past can feel like the present. However, things can get better and the difficulties you are currently struggling with can resolve with therapy. Seeking counseling may be the first step towards restoring peace and happiness back in your life. It is important to find the right therapist for you. I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and support you throughout your journey.
(520) 355-1281 View (520) 355-1281
Photo of Amra Stafford, Psychologist in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Amra Stafford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704  (Online Only)
Crises and life transitions tend to spotlight where we need to grow. I have two typical clients. One is interested in ongoing psychotherapy and has often (though not necessarily) been in therapy before. The other is looking for shorter-term work to sort through a decision or transition. Depression, anxiety, "stuckness" or "emptiness" often inspire people to call. I work with adults of all backgrounds, but have niche experience with many chronic illnesses, including long COVID, MCAS, EDS and cancer; neurodiversity-affirming work with autism & ADHD; older adults & aging; and healthcare & mental health professionals.
Crises and life transitions tend to spotlight where we need to grow. I have two typical clients. One is interested in ongoing psychotherapy and has often (though not necessarily) been in therapy before. The other is looking for shorter-term work to sort through a decision or transition. Depression, anxiety, "stuckness" or "emptiness" often inspire people to call. I work with adults of all backgrounds, but have niche experience with many chronic illnesses, including long COVID, MCAS, EDS and cancer; neurodiversity-affirming work with autism & ADHD; older adults & aging; and healthcare & mental health professionals.
(520) 210-5421 View (520) 210-5421
Photo of Peggy Olson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Peggy Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85745
Trauma can make you feel alone and misunderstood. You might feel like there is no one you can talk to because you don't want to cause them pain. You try to smile and carry on but this too has stopped working. Maybe you are angry, maybe you are afraid. I get that. Maybe you just want it all to stop and go back to the way it used to be. I get that too. Trauma can be a big event or reoccurring smaller events (micro-traumas). Even relationships can feel traumatic.
Trauma can make you feel alone and misunderstood. You might feel like there is no one you can talk to because you don't want to cause them pain. You try to smile and carry on but this too has stopped working. Maybe you are angry, maybe you are afraid. I get that. Maybe you just want it all to stop and go back to the way it used to be. I get that too. Trauma can be a big event or reoccurring smaller events (micro-traumas). Even relationships can feel traumatic.
(520) 502-7620 View (520) 502-7620
Photo of A. Tami Zak, Marriage & Family Therapist in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
A. Tami Zak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85747
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling in your relationship? Feeling unloved, unheard and unimportant with no hope it will change? Communication in your relationship is always hard and it seems everything ends in arguments. If you can't stop arguing, do you need to start considering separation or divorce? How can you both learn to communicate better and sidestep arguments? You might be asking yourself some or all of these questions. You just want help to learn how to communicate more effectively and stop feeling bad in your relationship. When your relationship is not going well, it adds stress to all parts of your life and makes all of life harder.
Are you struggling in your relationship? Feeling unloved, unheard and unimportant with no hope it will change? Communication in your relationship is always hard and it seems everything ends in arguments. If you can't stop arguing, do you need to start considering separation or divorce? How can you both learn to communicate better and sidestep arguments? You might be asking yourself some or all of these questions. You just want help to learn how to communicate more effectively and stop feeling bad in your relationship. When your relationship is not going well, it adds stress to all parts of your life and makes all of life harder.
(520) 800-8845 View (520) 800-8845
Photo of Christina Lowe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Christina Lowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTSS, CHT
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85746
I implement an effective psychotherapy method to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations and I do this by building a therapeutic relationship. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
I implement an effective psychotherapy method to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations and I do this by building a therapeutic relationship. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
(520) 442-6670 View (520) 442-6670
Photo of Samar Adi, Marriage & Family Therapist in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Samar Adi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
Waitlist for new clients
Morning availability only. Interested in exploring yourself, your world and starting to make the changes you want in different areas of life? I enjoy working with people who find themselves at a crossroads between keeping things the way they have been or doing the work in therapy to process, learn, and grow. If you find yourself struggling with transitions, new responsibilities, self-doubt, uncertainty about the future, communication and relationship skills, I'd love to work with you!
Morning availability only. Interested in exploring yourself, your world and starting to make the changes you want in different areas of life? I enjoy working with people who find themselves at a crossroads between keeping things the way they have been or doing the work in therapy to process, learn, and grow. If you find yourself struggling with transitions, new responsibilities, self-doubt, uncertainty about the future, communication and relationship skills, I'd love to work with you!
(520) 210-4638 View (520) 210-4638
Photo of Eileen Maria Bauer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Eileen Maria Bauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85711
Do you feel lost on your path? Our life's journey is not always as clear as we would like it to be. Sometimes we have doubts about work, family life or relationships. You realize that life seems off balance and wonder how to fix things. As we hurry through life we can lose touch with our authentic Self and symptoms of depression/anxiety may appear. Valleys are a natural part of life but you do not need to suffer through these alone. As you reach out for help you will come to realize that it is during these times exactly, when we grow the most - I will be here for you, to listen and give you the safe space to figure things out.
Do you feel lost on your path? Our life's journey is not always as clear as we would like it to be. Sometimes we have doubts about work, family life or relationships. You realize that life seems off balance and wonder how to fix things. As we hurry through life we can lose touch with our authentic Self and symptoms of depression/anxiety may appear. Valleys are a natural part of life but you do not need to suffer through these alone. As you reach out for help you will come to realize that it is during these times exactly, when we grow the most - I will be here for you, to listen and give you the safe space to figure things out.
(520) 518-3335 View (520) 518-3335
Photo of Adam Lovallo Counseling , Counselor in Avondale, Tucson, AZ
Adam Lovallo Counseling
Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85742  (Online Only)
I am Telehealth Therapist, licensed to serve Arizona residents. As a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years, my job is to help you to address the challenges in your life by providing you with a safe space to discover and embrace your true authentic self first and foremost. I can help you achieve this by providing you with constructive feedback coupled with unconditional positive regard and encouragement. In therapy I will also help you to understand how your thoughts and behavior affect your feelings. So let's move you from a place of simply existing and enduring life to actually living life to its fullest!
I am Telehealth Therapist, licensed to serve Arizona residents. As a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years, my job is to help you to address the challenges in your life by providing you with a safe space to discover and embrace your true authentic self first and foremost. I can help you achieve this by providing you with constructive feedback coupled with unconditional positive regard and encouragement. In therapy I will also help you to understand how your thoughts and behavior affect your feelings. So let's move you from a place of simply existing and enduring life to actually living life to its fullest!
(520) 224-1007 View (520) 224-1007

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Avondale, Tucson, AZ

10+

Average cost per session

$119

Therapists in Avondale, Tucson, AZ who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
82% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD
64% Relationship Issues
64% Self Esteem
55% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Avondale, Tucson, AZ see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Avondale, Tucson?

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.