Therapists in Chico, CA

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Audrianna Caro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, my goal is to help people find healthy and successful ways to heal from the past and grow into the best version of themselves. I believe that we are all seeking to live purpose filled lives and want healthy relationships with those we love. Though this can be challenging, my passion is walking with people to a point of fulfillment and ultimately, to a point where my clients no longer need me. Through consistent work in therapy, using a variety of individualized techniques and therapeutic modalities, it is my hope that my clients truly feel supported and empowered.
As a therapist, my goal is to help people find healthy and successful ways to heal from the past and grow into the best version of themselves. I believe that we are all seeking to live purpose filled lives and want healthy relationships with those we love. Though this can be challenging, my passion is walking with people to a point of fulfillment and ultimately, to a point where my clients no longer need me. Through consistent work in therapy, using a variety of individualized techniques and therapeutic modalities, it is my hope that my clients truly feel supported and empowered.
(530) 208-1011 View (530) 208-1011
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926  (Online Only)
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
(530) 288-4066 View (530) 288-4066
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Trinity L Bockus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Hello! I am a dedicated therapist who values the uniqueness of each client I work with. I consider it a great privilege to help my clients work through the challenges in their lives and support them in their growth....and it's never too late for growth! There are no issues too large or too small to bring into the safe environment of my office. I have a real knack for understanding different personalities and breaking down communication and other issues that are keeping relationships in a negative cycle.
Hello! I am a dedicated therapist who values the uniqueness of each client I work with. I consider it a great privilege to help my clients work through the challenges in their lives and support them in their growth....and it's never too late for growth! There are no issues too large or too small to bring into the safe environment of my office. I have a real knack for understanding different personalities and breaking down communication and other issues that are keeping relationships in a negative cycle.
(916) 468-4836 View (916) 468-4836
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Christine Dufrayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95973
Hi! I’m Christine Dufrayer and I go by my Hawaiian name Kukui. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist. Can you think of a time you really felt heard, understood, and supported? That is my goal in the work I do with the wonderful individuals and families I partner with. I have three main approaches in my therapy tool belt- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy interventions, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Understanding how the ways we think, feel, and act are interconnected can be a really important aspect of growth, and making adjustments can help free up that stuck feeling.
Hi! I’m Christine Dufrayer and I go by my Hawaiian name Kukui. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist. Can you think of a time you really felt heard, understood, and supported? That is my goal in the work I do with the wonderful individuals and families I partner with. I have three main approaches in my therapy tool belt- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy interventions, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Understanding how the ways we think, feel, and act are interconnected can be a really important aspect of growth, and making adjustments can help free up that stuck feeling.
(530) 435-7747 View (530) 435-7747
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Melanie Whelchel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
Welcome! If you're here, then you have decided to take one of the first steps toward improving things for yourself or someone you know. I provide a safe and comfortable space to work through your individualized needs with you. I provide therapy for children, teens, and adults. I also provide parent consultation sessions if you are unsure about therapy for yourself or your child, but still would like some individualized and creative techniques to try.
Welcome! If you're here, then you have decided to take one of the first steps toward improving things for yourself or someone you know. I provide a safe and comfortable space to work through your individualized needs with you. I provide therapy for children, teens, and adults. I also provide parent consultation sessions if you are unsure about therapy for yourself or your child, but still would like some individualized and creative techniques to try.
(530) 627-5344 View (530) 627-5344
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Mary V Allport
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Living your life fully is an ongoing process of learning how to allow your authentic self to survive and thrive despite life's challenges. When we are hurting, we forget that at the core of our being we have inner greatness, unique gifts, and a legacy that needs to be liberated and brought forth into this life. When we are wounded we tend to get trapped by the defenses we build to protect ourselves. These ways of protecting ourselves cause relationship issues, create ongoing patterns of pain and conflict for ourselves and others, and prevent us from living fully who we are. In the journey together we move at your pace in compassionately exploring and liberating your inner authentic self.
Living your life fully is an ongoing process of learning how to allow your authentic self to survive and thrive despite life's challenges. When we are hurting, we forget that at the core of our being we have inner greatness, unique gifts, and a legacy that needs to be liberated and brought forth into this life. When we are wounded we tend to get trapped by the defenses we build to protect ourselves. These ways of protecting ourselves cause relationship issues, create ongoing patterns of pain and conflict for ourselves and others, and prevent us from living fully who we are. In the journey together we move at your pace in compassionately exploring and liberating your inner authentic self.
(530) 419-4767 View (530) 419-4767
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Adam Schaller LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95973
I believe in the transformative power of therapy, and my approach is rooted in collaboration and empowerment. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to emotional distress. Additionally, my expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy enriches my practice by incorporating skills for emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness.
I believe in the transformative power of therapy, and my approach is rooted in collaboration and empowerment. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to emotional distress. Additionally, my expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy enriches my practice by incorporating skills for emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness.
(530) 869-6215 View (530) 869-6215
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Julie Liukkonen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928
Waitlist for new clients
Are you exhausted and overwhelmed? Do you long for better connection with others? Are you filled with worry, regret or unresolvable grief? Do you struggle to be content and to care for yourself? I am a relational psychotherapist in my third decade of private practice. I have a deeply compassionate presence and you will come to feel seen, safe and understood in our work together. You will experience increasing empathy for yourself and your needs. You will shift unhealthy patterns with relationships, food, alcohol, substances and actions through lifestyle-based interventions and by making inner shifts leading to behavioral changes.
Are you exhausted and overwhelmed? Do you long for better connection with others? Are you filled with worry, regret or unresolvable grief? Do you struggle to be content and to care for yourself? I am a relational psychotherapist in my third decade of private practice. I have a deeply compassionate presence and you will come to feel seen, safe and understood in our work together. You will experience increasing empathy for yourself and your needs. You will shift unhealthy patterns with relationships, food, alcohol, substances and actions through lifestyle-based interventions and by making inner shifts leading to behavioral changes.
(530) 763-1153 View (530) 763-1153
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Amy Rhoades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95928
Hello there, I am Amy Rhoades, LCSW. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed and unsure how to find new coping strategies? Are you struggling with being kind to yourself? Have you experienced trauma throughout your life, a one time event, or even through childhood and need support in managing the symptoms of the trauma or other life events? Do you struggle with grief and loss, and feel getting out of grief is never ending? Or substance use? I am here to help you find your inner strengths and resiliency. I work with those with PTSD, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, just to name a few.
Hello there, I am Amy Rhoades, LCSW. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed and unsure how to find new coping strategies? Are you struggling with being kind to yourself? Have you experienced trauma throughout your life, a one time event, or even through childhood and need support in managing the symptoms of the trauma or other life events? Do you struggle with grief and loss, and feel getting out of grief is never ending? Or substance use? I am here to help you find your inner strengths and resiliency. I work with those with PTSD, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, just to name a few.
(909) 787-2905 View (909) 787-2905
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Sophie Madsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95928  (Online Only)
NEW! Now providing individual clinical supervision for registered interns in pre-licensure. My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients on their journey towards mental wellness. Through a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and emotional regulation techniques, I work collaboratively with clients to navigate anxiety, depression, and various mental health challenges. By fostering self-awareness, resilience, and positive coping strategies, I aim to support my clients in achieving lasting emotional well-being and a renewed sense of purpose in their lives.
NEW! Now providing individual clinical supervision for registered interns in pre-licensure. My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients on their journey towards mental wellness. Through a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and emotional regulation techniques, I work collaboratively with clients to navigate anxiety, depression, and various mental health challenges. By fostering self-awareness, resilience, and positive coping strategies, I aim to support my clients in achieving lasting emotional well-being and a renewed sense of purpose in their lives.
(530) 404-5193 View (530) 404-5193
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Kindred Sparrow Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928
Hello, welcome to my practice. I offer mental health services in California and Washington via telehealth. I have been working with youth, adults, and families since 2010. Are you going through a difficult time in your life? Have you had experiences that are impacting your ability to thrive? Are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Is your child struggling in school or at home? I want to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and identify more healthy coping skills and communication techniques. I am committed to supporting you and your family in your journey toward well-being and recovery.
Hello, welcome to my practice. I offer mental health services in California and Washington via telehealth. I have been working with youth, adults, and families since 2010. Are you going through a difficult time in your life? Have you had experiences that are impacting your ability to thrive? Are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Is your child struggling in school or at home? I want to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and identify more healthy coping skills and communication techniques. I am committed to supporting you and your family in your journey toward well-being and recovery.
(530) 460-6282 View (530) 460-6282
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Charissa (Chrissy) Graham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! Therapy can be a safe way to process difficult emotions, past wounds, and life changes. I have experienced trauma, grief, relationship struggles, and unhealthy coping mechanisms myself so I work from a place of non-judgement and compassion. I believe people are doing the best they can with what they have and what they know. Together, we can help you heal and grow into your best self.
Now Accepting New Clients! Therapy can be a safe way to process difficult emotions, past wounds, and life changes. I have experienced trauma, grief, relationship struggles, and unhealthy coping mechanisms myself so I work from a place of non-judgement and compassion. I believe people are doing the best they can with what they have and what they know. Together, we can help you heal and grow into your best self.
(530) 431-2790 View (530) 431-2790
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Jeremy Gregory
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926  (Online Only)
The rest of the world looks at you and thinks you have it all together, but you have been tirelessly juggling all the demands of your family, profession, and life in general and you're exhausted: mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. You're entire life you've been considered the successful one who makes all the right choices and is the person your friends and family look up to. There's no room for failure. You don't feel you have any choices, so you suck it up and keep moving forward. You don't even have time for therapy, even though you know you deserve to work on yourself. You don't have to carry your burdens alone anymore.
The rest of the world looks at you and thinks you have it all together, but you have been tirelessly juggling all the demands of your family, profession, and life in general and you're exhausted: mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. You're entire life you've been considered the successful one who makes all the right choices and is the person your friends and family look up to. There's no room for failure. You don't feel you have any choices, so you suck it up and keep moving forward. You don't even have time for therapy, even though you know you deserve to work on yourself. You don't have to carry your burdens alone anymore.
(530) 777-5442 View (530) 777-5442
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Kyla M Ramirez
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MA, MS, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
Life can be incredibly difficult at times and can feel overwhelming. It is my goal to empower my clients to believe in themselves, inspire change, and to allow space for self-love. When feelings of depression and anxiety are barriers to achieving your goals, leaving you feeling unworthy of happiness, and effecting your relationships, I am here to assist you in cultivating a sense of purpose and confidence. I want to help my clients set goals for their future, find their happiness, and thrive. I am here to provide a space for you to be you- your authentic self without judgement.
Life can be incredibly difficult at times and can feel overwhelming. It is my goal to empower my clients to believe in themselves, inspire change, and to allow space for self-love. When feelings of depression and anxiety are barriers to achieving your goals, leaving you feeling unworthy of happiness, and effecting your relationships, I am here to assist you in cultivating a sense of purpose and confidence. I want to help my clients set goals for their future, find their happiness, and thrive. I am here to provide a space for you to be you- your authentic self without judgement.
(530) 631-3140 View (530) 631-3140
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Heather Elizabeth Keag
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Hi. My name is Heather Keag, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, based in Chico, CA, offering individual therapy for youth and adults. I genuinely connect with & love developing a trusting therapeutic relationship with children, teenagers, and young adults. I proudly bring 20+ years of youth development work experience into my clinical practice. As a therapist, I have experience working with clients who are managing stressful life transitions, processing trauma, working through ongoing relationship issues, and seeking support for symptoms of anxiety & depression.
Hi. My name is Heather Keag, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, based in Chico, CA, offering individual therapy for youth and adults. I genuinely connect with & love developing a trusting therapeutic relationship with children, teenagers, and young adults. I proudly bring 20+ years of youth development work experience into my clinical practice. As a therapist, I have experience working with clients who are managing stressful life transitions, processing trauma, working through ongoing relationship issues, and seeking support for symptoms of anxiety & depression.
(530) 683-3216 View (530) 683-3216
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Jolie Ferguson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95973
A person enters therapy with a strong wish, whether conscious or unconscious, to overcome obstacles and free themselves from constraints that are holding them back. I find that each individual needs a slightly different approach to accomplish these goals, so I make technique adjustments for each case. I genuinely enjoy the experience of guiding my clients through this process and consider it a privilege to play such an important role in a person's life.
A person enters therapy with a strong wish, whether conscious or unconscious, to overcome obstacles and free themselves from constraints that are holding them back. I find that each individual needs a slightly different approach to accomplish these goals, so I make technique adjustments for each case. I genuinely enjoy the experience of guiding my clients through this process and consider it a privilege to play such an important role in a person's life.
(530) 389-7977 View (530) 389-7977
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Dania M Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
Have you been feeling depressed, anxious or just overwhelmed with life? Are you ready for change? My goal as a therapist is to inspire motivation and purpose, and to support individuals and families in reaching their goals. when circumstances seem impossible, my aim is to help you find the tools you need to overcome life's challenges. I work diligently to empower individuals to look inward to find a sense of confidence and purpose. Watching people grow, while discovering their true selves and their life potential, is a very rewarding experience for me.
Have you been feeling depressed, anxious or just overwhelmed with life? Are you ready for change? My goal as a therapist is to inspire motivation and purpose, and to support individuals and families in reaching their goals. when circumstances seem impossible, my aim is to help you find the tools you need to overcome life's challenges. I work diligently to empower individuals to look inward to find a sense of confidence and purpose. Watching people grow, while discovering their true selves and their life potential, is a very rewarding experience for me.
(424) 379-5249 View (424) 379-5249
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An Bulkens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95928
Committed to the highest professional standards I work with people of all ages: children (2 and up), teens and adults. Maybe you are a parent worried about your child or teen: Puzzled by their behavior and at a loss of how to help them. They might have received a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD (or other) and you might wonder how to move forward with this? Or maybe you have reached a moment of perplexity or crisis in your life, feeling stuck and have an urgency to speak. I offer one of a kind psychotherapy with interventions that are tailored to, and respect the singularity of each person and / or family.
Committed to the highest professional standards I work with people of all ages: children (2 and up), teens and adults. Maybe you are a parent worried about your child or teen: Puzzled by their behavior and at a loss of how to help them. They might have received a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD (or other) and you might wonder how to move forward with this? Or maybe you have reached a moment of perplexity or crisis in your life, feeling stuck and have an urgency to speak. I offer one of a kind psychotherapy with interventions that are tailored to, and respect the singularity of each person and / or family.
(530) 448-8963 View (530) 448-8963
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Kimberly Chijiiwa
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95928  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I became a therapist after years of working in the performing arts in New York City. My work continues to be influenced by my trainings in dance and somatic modalities from that time. I describe my therapy style as warm, direct, and open, all housed within a creative sensibility. Folks I work with hold a variety of intersecting identities and bring a wide variety of concerns, stressors, and challenges into session. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, parenting concerns and more.
I became a therapist after years of working in the performing arts in New York City. My work continues to be influenced by my trainings in dance and somatic modalities from that time. I describe my therapy style as warm, direct, and open, all housed within a creative sensibility. Folks I work with hold a variety of intersecting identities and bring a wide variety of concerns, stressors, and challenges into session. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, parenting concerns and more.
(530) 684-1276 View (530) 684-1276
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Lena Lange-Kram
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95928
You’re Asking Yourself When Things Changed, & What Caused It. If you look in a mirror & feel like you don’t recognize the person looking back at you… Maybe you vaguely remember the last time you were happy, & everything was going right, but you don’t know how to get back there– You're not alone. We have all been there at one point or another in our lives. But, I believe that You Have The Power To Be The Person You Want To Become. In every session you’ll experience a safe space where you, or your child, can unpack life’s troubles, in the journey of finding freedom, healing, and wholeness. Together, we can get your life back on track.
You’re Asking Yourself When Things Changed, & What Caused It. If you look in a mirror & feel like you don’t recognize the person looking back at you… Maybe you vaguely remember the last time you were happy, & everything was going right, but you don’t know how to get back there– You're not alone. We have all been there at one point or another in our lives. But, I believe that You Have The Power To Be The Person You Want To Become. In every session you’ll experience a safe space where you, or your child, can unpack life’s troubles, in the journey of finding freedom, healing, and wholeness. Together, we can get your life back on track.
(530) 430-3346 View (530) 430-3346

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chico, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Chico, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
72% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% MHN | Health Net
54% Aetna
53% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Chico, CA see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chico?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.