Therapists in Fairfield, CT

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Jennifer Slack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CT 06824
How do you know if you need therapy in a world where everyone faces challenges and we all feel overwhelmed at times? Perhaps the best indication is if the challenges you are facing feel unmanageable and the solutions you have tried aren't helping. If you are feeling stuck, please call. Our therapy process starts with defining your goals. What changes would you like to make? How would you like your life and relationships to be different? With those goals as our destination, we will set a plan to get there together, in a confidential and supportive environment.
How do you know if you need therapy in a world where everyone faces challenges and we all feel overwhelmed at times? Perhaps the best indication is if the challenges you are facing feel unmanageable and the solutions you have tried aren't helping. If you are feeling stuck, please call. Our therapy process starts with defining your goals. What changes would you like to make? How would you like your life and relationships to be different? With those goals as our destination, we will set a plan to get there together, in a confidential and supportive environment.
(203) 989-4096 View (203) 989-4096
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Stephanie Fernandez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06825  (Online Only)
I am a Yale-educated clinical psychologist who is a skilled diagnostician and compassionate therapist. I treat adults with anxiety, depression, OCD, grief, and stress associated with life transitions and career difficulties. I also help adults who have medical health conditions and co-occurring mental health symptoms, such as problems with chronic pain, chronic illness, and weight management. I offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), a short-term treatment to remedy problematic sleeping patterns. I also offer diagnostic consultation for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder for adults.
I am a Yale-educated clinical psychologist who is a skilled diagnostician and compassionate therapist. I treat adults with anxiety, depression, OCD, grief, and stress associated with life transitions and career difficulties. I also help adults who have medical health conditions and co-occurring mental health symptoms, such as problems with chronic pain, chronic illness, and weight management. I offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), a short-term treatment to remedy problematic sleeping patterns. I also offer diagnostic consultation for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder for adults.
(203) 678-8850 View (203) 678-8850
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Jane Conway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06824
I am a licensed clinical social worker and registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience in the inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings as well as the medical hospital setting. I specialize in treating eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, chronic health conditions and trauma. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist and have completed MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training). I work with individuals, couples and families and believe in a collaborative approach to treatment. My treatment approaches vary and are customized to meet the needs of each individual client.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience in the inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings as well as the medical hospital setting. I specialize in treating eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, chronic health conditions and trauma. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist and have completed MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training). I work with individuals, couples and families and believe in a collaborative approach to treatment. My treatment approaches vary and are customized to meet the needs of each individual client.
(203) 405-5258 View (203) 405-5258
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Andrea Arruda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06824  (Online Only)
The people with whom I typically work range from teens to adults and are experiencing challenges related to anxiety, depression, relationships, and life's transitions. They may be ambivalent to engage in the work however I am able to meet them at whatever motivation level. We collaboratively identify goals and determine pacing. Often, the larger goal is to define and actualize the person's sense of meaning and fulfillment.
The people with whom I typically work range from teens to adults and are experiencing challenges related to anxiety, depression, relationships, and life's transitions. They may be ambivalent to engage in the work however I am able to meet them at whatever motivation level. We collaboratively identify goals and determine pacing. Often, the larger goal is to define and actualize the person's sense of meaning and fulfillment.
(203) 309-0829 View (203) 309-0829
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Erika Lamara G
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfield, CT 06824  (Online Only)
Are you wanting to better understand yourself and how to overcome your painful past? Are you wanting to live your purpose and find fulfilment in your daily life again? Are you struggling to juggle life? Do you often find yourself wanting to have more time for yourself, and still do other areas of your life well? Maybe you are a mother, a couple, or someone in a life transition where you feel you have lost a sense of self?! If this at all sounds like you, it’s time to change this narrative and start giving back to yourself. Together, we'll discover the resources you've had within you all along!
Are you wanting to better understand yourself and how to overcome your painful past? Are you wanting to live your purpose and find fulfilment in your daily life again? Are you struggling to juggle life? Do you often find yourself wanting to have more time for yourself, and still do other areas of your life well? Maybe you are a mother, a couple, or someone in a life transition where you feel you have lost a sense of self?! If this at all sounds like you, it’s time to change this narrative and start giving back to yourself. Together, we'll discover the resources you've had within you all along!
(860) 831-4677 View (860) 831-4677
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Melissa Fairhurst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06825  (Online Only)
I have a strong passion for working with individuals facing various life challenges. I am passionate and hold a certification to work with women who are experiencing perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Together we explore the role of motherhood and the many challenges it can bring about while also working to find your me again post baby. I allow my clients the space for self-improvement along with a working collaborative relationship. I am also hold groups for expecting and postpartum moms. These run for 6 weeks at a time and are held virtually. I am happy to provide more information via email.
I have a strong passion for working with individuals facing various life challenges. I am passionate and hold a certification to work with women who are experiencing perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Together we explore the role of motherhood and the many challenges it can bring about while also working to find your me again post baby. I allow my clients the space for self-improvement along with a working collaborative relationship. I am also hold groups for expecting and postpartum moms. These run for 6 weeks at a time and are held virtually. I am happy to provide more information via email.
(475) 243-0922 View (475) 243-0922
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Scott Waltman
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06824
Dr. Waltman is a master clinician at the forefront of modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With a wealth of experience as a clinician, international trainer, bestselling author, and researcher who develops the very therapy itself, he brings a unique blend of expertise, insight, and compassion to his work. Specializing in case-conceptualization driven therapy, he tailors his interventions to meet the unique needs of each client and is known for his extensive knowledge of therapy tools and cutting-edge strategies. By creating holistic, individualized treatment plans, he helps clients overcome barriers and achieve lasting change.
Dr. Waltman is a master clinician at the forefront of modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With a wealth of experience as a clinician, international trainer, bestselling author, and researcher who develops the very therapy itself, he brings a unique blend of expertise, insight, and compassion to his work. Specializing in case-conceptualization driven therapy, he tailors his interventions to meet the unique needs of each client and is known for his extensive knowledge of therapy tools and cutting-edge strategies. By creating holistic, individualized treatment plans, he helps clients overcome barriers and achieve lasting change.
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Within Reach Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06824  (Online Only)
We want you to feel safe to be open about your experiences and feelings without a fear of judgment. Whether you need LGBTQ-specific care, help dealing with depression or anxiety, or financial therapy that gets to the root of your relationship with money, we're here to empower you and show you that change really is within reach.
We want you to feel safe to be open about your experiences and feelings without a fear of judgment. Whether you need LGBTQ-specific care, help dealing with depression or anxiety, or financial therapy that gets to the root of your relationship with money, we're here to empower you and show you that change really is within reach.
(475) 255-3546 View (475) 255-3546
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The Parent & Child Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06824
Stress, anxiety, fear, anger, resentment, and guilt are just a few of negative emotions that can come up for parents when their child is defiant, hurts their sibling, acts helpless or negatively seeks attention. Big feelings for child and parent result in a full family breakdown. During weekly sessions, parents learn how to release the negative emotions they experience and learn to rewire their brains and release their negative parenting patterns established in childhood. Parents gain the tools to win the child's cooperation, stop the power struggles, and establish positive family connections. The parent and child start thriving!
Stress, anxiety, fear, anger, resentment, and guilt are just a few of negative emotions that can come up for parents when their child is defiant, hurts their sibling, acts helpless or negatively seeks attention. Big feelings for child and parent result in a full family breakdown. During weekly sessions, parents learn how to release the negative emotions they experience and learn to rewire their brains and release their negative parenting patterns established in childhood. Parents gain the tools to win the child's cooperation, stop the power struggles, and establish positive family connections. The parent and child start thriving!
(203) 902-4812 View (203) 902-4812
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Hope Haven Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06825
My name is Oksana Launer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CT and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in MA which allows me the opportunity to work with clients living in either or both states. A little about me- I received my MSW from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 2008. I have over 14 years of experience working primarily with adolescents, adults, and families focusing on the multi-layered challenges of life. I am adept at supporting clients through life transitions and processing trauma and grief. I am an LGBTQ+ ally and work to create an inclusive environment in all client interactions.
My name is Oksana Launer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CT and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in MA which allows me the opportunity to work with clients living in either or both states. A little about me- I received my MSW from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 2008. I have over 14 years of experience working primarily with adolescents, adults, and families focusing on the multi-layered challenges of life. I am adept at supporting clients through life transitions and processing trauma and grief. I am an LGBTQ+ ally and work to create an inclusive environment in all client interactions.
(475) 263-3394 View (475) 263-3394
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Joyce Evans LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CT 06824
I am currently accepting clients in person at 26 Sherman Court, Fairfield, CT. Searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming task. Step one is finding someone who is a good fit for you! Using a holistic approach to well-being, I help people who are ready to explore and create self awareness and heal from their past while living in the present. I provide a safe, open and honest environment for clients to walk their own unique path to mental, physical and spiritual well-being. I also integrate my extensive experience working with the adolescent and young adult population.
I am currently accepting clients in person at 26 Sherman Court, Fairfield, CT. Searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming task. Step one is finding someone who is a good fit for you! Using a holistic approach to well-being, I help people who are ready to explore and create self awareness and heal from their past while living in the present. I provide a safe, open and honest environment for clients to walk their own unique path to mental, physical and spiritual well-being. I also integrate my extensive experience working with the adolescent and young adult population.
(203) 304-7754 View (203) 304-7754
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Nicole Pearson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06824
Sometimes life can be challenging and the experience we are going through seems like it may never end. Whether individual, married, divorced, or trying to co-parent, we may feel lost, stuck, or confused. Anxiety, depression, or maladaptive coping patterns emerge, only to make the situation worse. Imagine having coping skills that leave you feeling revived and produce positive outcomes, while enhancing your relationship with self and others. As a co-parent counselor I deliver an unbiased perspective to help solve disputes and find solutions based on communication and cooperation.
Sometimes life can be challenging and the experience we are going through seems like it may never end. Whether individual, married, divorced, or trying to co-parent, we may feel lost, stuck, or confused. Anxiety, depression, or maladaptive coping patterns emerge, only to make the situation worse. Imagine having coping skills that leave you feeling revived and produce positive outcomes, while enhancing your relationship with self and others. As a co-parent counselor I deliver an unbiased perspective to help solve disputes and find solutions based on communication and cooperation.
(203) 635-9821 View (203) 635-9821
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Richard S Shapiro
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06824
Are you feeling anxious, angry, depressed, stressed, stuck, alone or misunderstood? Whether it's about loss, trauma, job, partner, school, friendships, children or aging parents, working with a psychologist can help. In the therapy process you can learn coping skills, safely express feelings, make changes and take action toward the kind of life you want. I offer consultation and therapy both in the office and through secure videoconferencing. I am licensed and accepting patients in CT, GA, and FL. For more information, visit my website at richardshapirophd.com.
Are you feeling anxious, angry, depressed, stressed, stuck, alone or misunderstood? Whether it's about loss, trauma, job, partner, school, friendships, children or aging parents, working with a psychologist can help. In the therapy process you can learn coping skills, safely express feelings, make changes and take action toward the kind of life you want. I offer consultation and therapy both in the office and through secure videoconferencing. I am licensed and accepting patients in CT, GA, and FL. For more information, visit my website at richardshapirophd.com.
(203) 872-9886 x1 View (203) 872-9886 x1
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Amy P LaRoche
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06825
Creating change is difficult and takes effort. A person cannot be happy and content with their relationships with others, without first being happy and content with themselves. By looking at yourself, where you have been, where you are now and how you use what you have been given, whether environmental or biological, you can understand the changes in your behavior that are necessary to function in this world at an optimal level. A level where you feel good about yourself and enjoy healthy, fulfilling relationships.
Creating change is difficult and takes effort. A person cannot be happy and content with their relationships with others, without first being happy and content with themselves. By looking at yourself, where you have been, where you are now and how you use what you have been given, whether environmental or biological, you can understand the changes in your behavior that are necessary to function in this world at an optimal level. A level where you feel good about yourself and enjoy healthy, fulfilling relationships.
(203) 350-0873 View (203) 350-0873
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Stephanie Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CT 06824
Stephanie is a graduate from the University of St. Thomas with a Master's in Social Work and a Bachelor's in Psychology from North Dakota State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is EMDR trained. She works primarily with adolescents, young adults, and adults. Stephanie is skilled in and enjoys supporting individuals who are struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, medical issues, chronic and terminal illness, grief, and difficult relationships.
Stephanie is a graduate from the University of St. Thomas with a Master's in Social Work and a Bachelor's in Psychology from North Dakota State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is EMDR trained. She works primarily with adolescents, young adults, and adults. Stephanie is skilled in and enjoys supporting individuals who are struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, medical issues, chronic and terminal illness, grief, and difficult relationships.
(203) 349-9606 View (203) 349-9606
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Sara VanTilburg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CT 06824
Welcome and thank you for visiting my page! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. My expertise is in working with adolescents and adults to manage and overcome their difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, life transitions, and interpersonal relationships. I’m a person-centered therapist and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused strategies, and mindfulness techniques to help my clients reach their goals, tailoring my style to best serve each client I work with.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my page! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. My expertise is in working with adolescents and adults to manage and overcome their difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, life transitions, and interpersonal relationships. I’m a person-centered therapist and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused strategies, and mindfulness techniques to help my clients reach their goals, tailoring my style to best serve each client I work with.
(203) 779-6129 View (203) 779-6129
Dr. Linda Michlin Ludwig
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06825  (Online Only)
I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University in 1974. My four-year postdoctoral Certificate in Psychoanalysis is from the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (1993). Psychotherapy speaks the language of feelings. All of us struggle with painful feelings: fear and insecurity, sadness and grief, shame and guilt, conflict and confusion. All of us suffer traumatic experiences, large or small. I try to listen, attentively and non-judgmentally, to your feelings and experiences. Together, we work to increase self-understanding, understanding of others, and personal growth.
I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University in 1974. My four-year postdoctoral Certificate in Psychoanalysis is from the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (1993). Psychotherapy speaks the language of feelings. All of us struggle with painful feelings: fear and insecurity, sadness and grief, shame and guilt, conflict and confusion. All of us suffer traumatic experiences, large or small. I try to listen, attentively and non-judgmentally, to your feelings and experiences. Together, we work to increase self-understanding, understanding of others, and personal growth.
(203) 296-3145 View (203) 296-3145
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April Van Bergen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203)900-7060 [Accepting new clients on limited basis for individual counseling only.] Welcome! Whether you feel like you have lost your way, are at a crossroad in life, or are looking for strategies to help manage everyday stressors and boost self esteem, we can work together to help you get where you want to be. I believe that the core of successful psychotherapy lies in the relationship between the therapist and client. Therefore I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, compassionate environment where my clients feel supported and encouraged to reach their personal goals and full potential.
(203)900-7060 [Accepting new clients on limited basis for individual counseling only.] Welcome! Whether you feel like you have lost your way, are at a crossroad in life, or are looking for strategies to help manage everyday stressors and boost self esteem, we can work together to help you get where you want to be. I believe that the core of successful psychotherapy lies in the relationship between the therapist and client. Therefore I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, compassionate environment where my clients feel supported and encouraged to reach their personal goals and full potential.
(475) 529-2556 View (475) 529-2556
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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CT 06824
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
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Amanda Capela
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fairfield, CT 06824
As a therapist, I believe in fostering a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My approach is rooted in evidence-based techniques tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals. Whether you're facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions, I'm here to support you on your journey towards personal growth and empowerment. Together, we'll work collaboratively to identify patterns, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience. My goal is to help you gain insight, build con
As a therapist, I believe in fostering a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My approach is rooted in evidence-based techniques tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals. Whether you're facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions, I'm here to support you on your journey towards personal growth and empowerment. Together, we'll work collaboratively to identify patterns, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience. My goal is to help you gain insight, build con
(475) 889-7147 View (475) 889-7147

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Fairfield, CT

600+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Fairfield, CT who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
69% Stress
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fairfield, CT see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fairfield?

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.