Therapists in Fairfield County, CT

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Photo of Giang (Mimi) Vo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fairfield County, CT
Giang (Mimi) Vo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stamford, CT 06902  (Online Only)
Giang’s (Mimi’s) is a licensed clinical social worker. Her therapeutic style is supportive and collaborative with strength-based approach. She has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and symptoms of trauma history. Her therapeutic modalities include but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Mindfulness skills, Solution-Focused, and Family Systems Theory. Her goal as a therapist is to assure a safe and supportive space for individuals to find hope for personal healing and growth.
Giang’s (Mimi’s) is a licensed clinical social worker. Her therapeutic style is supportive and collaborative with strength-based approach. She has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and symptoms of trauma history. Her therapeutic modalities include but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Mindfulness skills, Solution-Focused, and Family Systems Theory. Her goal as a therapist is to assure a safe and supportive space for individuals to find hope for personal healing and growth.
(475) 231-3480 View (475) 231-3480
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Nancy Millian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stamford, CT 06905
With over 33 years as a seasoned psychologist, I offer a relaxed, laid-back style that produces real results using a nonjudgmental and caring atmosphere. I provide solution-oriented therapy with useful feedback that addresses issues important to you. This includes help with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, intimacy issues, stress management, grief/loss, codependency, self-esteem and life transitions. Whatever your needs, you will leave our sessions really feeling "understood".
With over 33 years as a seasoned psychologist, I offer a relaxed, laid-back style that produces real results using a nonjudgmental and caring atmosphere. I provide solution-oriented therapy with useful feedback that addresses issues important to you. This includes help with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, intimacy issues, stress management, grief/loss, codependency, self-esteem and life transitions. Whatever your needs, you will leave our sessions really feeling "understood".
(203) 344-5908 View (203) 344-5908
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Valerie Juste Mondesir
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stamford, CT 06906  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Valerie, a bilingual therapist (English & Creole) licensed in Connecticut, Florida, and Oregon. I work with individuals, couples, families, and other related systems. I have worked with diverse clients across age, gender, sexual orientation, spirituality, culture, ability, and socioeconomic status. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families in crisis. My goal is to provide an environment where clients feel safe to share their stories, embrace imperfections, and reclaim dreams by nurturing the strength, confidence, and skills they need.
Hello, I am Valerie, a bilingual therapist (English & Creole) licensed in Connecticut, Florida, and Oregon. I work with individuals, couples, families, and other related systems. I have worked with diverse clients across age, gender, sexual orientation, spirituality, culture, ability, and socioeconomic status. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families in crisis. My goal is to provide an environment where clients feel safe to share their stories, embrace imperfections, and reclaim dreams by nurturing the strength, confidence, and skills they need.
(475) 250-1643 View (475) 250-1643
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Melissa Coffin
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
As a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience, I am passionate about understanding how to best help you and address your unique needs. I work extensively with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues and trauma. I have worked in treatment centers, hospitals and college counseling centers as well private practice. I work with adolescents (14+) all the way through adulthood. Using my training and experience to guide our work together, we will build a collaborative relationship to create positive change in your life.
As a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience, I am passionate about understanding how to best help you and address your unique needs. I work extensively with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues and trauma. I have worked in treatment centers, hospitals and college counseling centers as well private practice. I work with adolescents (14+) all the way through adulthood. Using my training and experience to guide our work together, we will build a collaborative relationship to create positive change in your life.
(203) 590-9017 View (203) 590-9017
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Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Stamford, CT 06902
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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ExcelYourselfNow!!
Licensed Professional Counselor, CMHC, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bridgeport, CT 06610  (Online Only)
I am here to serve people of diverse backgrounds who are ready to be "unstuck" from their current "unsatisfactory" existence. One of my goals is to be that bridge to connect with all men (particularly men of color, indigenous), women, and families. My business mission statement is "To propel and ignite the inner strength within a human body for optimal wellness". Nothing less. I view my therapeutic relationship with clients as a valued partnership. The overarching goal is that we both grow within our therapeutic alliance, with the outcome of feeling rewarded, restored, renewed and Ready to EXCEL!
I am here to serve people of diverse backgrounds who are ready to be "unstuck" from their current "unsatisfactory" existence. One of my goals is to be that bridge to connect with all men (particularly men of color, indigenous), women, and families. My business mission statement is "To propel and ignite the inner strength within a human body for optimal wellness". Nothing less. I view my therapeutic relationship with clients as a valued partnership. The overarching goal is that we both grow within our therapeutic alliance, with the outcome of feeling rewarded, restored, renewed and Ready to EXCEL!
(203) 601-6499 View (203) 601-6499
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Tricia Ryan Counseling PLLC
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Norwalk, CT 06851  (Online Only)
Have you noticed that the same patterns keep showing up in your life? Our circumstances and relationships sometimes evolve in unpredictable or painful ways. In those moments when you feel overwhelmed, you deserve an advocate: someone to hold space for your completely unique situation. If you are struggling with feelings of emptiness, dissatisfaction, frustration, or low self-worth, it might be the right time to consider starting therapy. I tend to work well with clients who are self-reflective and curious about exploring and addressing their priorities, core narratives, and behavioral patterns which no longer serve them.
Have you noticed that the same patterns keep showing up in your life? Our circumstances and relationships sometimes evolve in unpredictable or painful ways. In those moments when you feel overwhelmed, you deserve an advocate: someone to hold space for your completely unique situation. If you are struggling with feelings of emptiness, dissatisfaction, frustration, or low self-worth, it might be the right time to consider starting therapy. I tend to work well with clients who are self-reflective and curious about exploring and addressing their priorities, core narratives, and behavioral patterns which no longer serve them.
(475) 255-6748 View (475) 255-6748
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Paola A Cerruto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Norwalk, CT 06851
One of the most important parts of therapy is the connection you have with your therapist. I feel that a person needs to be comfortable with me and like me in order to be able to share their stories, their struggles, their secrets. I try to facilitate this comfort by learning about what your needs are and meeting you at where you are currently in your life. We'll work collaboratively to figure out what's working and not working within your life and how we can adjust it to help you feel balanced.
One of the most important parts of therapy is the connection you have with your therapist. I feel that a person needs to be comfortable with me and like me in order to be able to share their stories, their struggles, their secrets. I try to facilitate this comfort by learning about what your needs are and meeting you at where you are currently in your life. We'll work collaboratively to figure out what's working and not working within your life and how we can adjust it to help you feel balanced.
(203) 580-6766 View (203) 580-6766
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Robin Angoy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06811  (Online Only)
Life is ever changing with many unexpected issues that can lead to misalignment, and discord. However, "being well through the changes" is key to a sound mind, body, and spirit. I believe that when one seek counseling, it is due to an awareness that one is out of alignment. I am a spiritually driven and professionally trained Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist; licensed as a Professional Counselor, working for over 20 years. My duality of nationalities of being born in Guyana, South America and raised in New York, USA, gives me a realistic view of life, its challenges, and ability to transcend.
Life is ever changing with many unexpected issues that can lead to misalignment, and discord. However, "being well through the changes" is key to a sound mind, body, and spirit. I believe that when one seek counseling, it is due to an awareness that one is out of alignment. I am a spiritually driven and professionally trained Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist; licensed as a Professional Counselor, working for over 20 years. My duality of nationalities of being born in Guyana, South America and raised in New York, USA, gives me a realistic view of life, its challenges, and ability to transcend.
(203) 917-3130 View (203) 917-3130
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Nicole A. Grywalski, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwalk, CT 06850
I specialize in providing individual and family therapy to adolescents and young adults who struggle with mental health and/or addiction issues. My therapy approach is strengths based and client focused, allowing you to feel empowered and ultimately feeling more in control of your emotions, behaviors and life decisions.
I specialize in providing individual and family therapy to adolescents and young adults who struggle with mental health and/or addiction issues. My therapy approach is strengths based and client focused, allowing you to feel empowered and ultimately feeling more in control of your emotions, behaviors and life decisions.
(203) 684-5199 View (203) 684-5199
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Sonia Roitman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Stamford, CT 06905
In my 25 years of practice as a clinical psychologist, I have worked with adults and adolescents, as well as couples and families treating issues of adjustment, self-doubt, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and marital and parenting difficulties. I believe that healthy relationships are at the center of our emotional well-being and that an empathic relationship between client and therapist is essential to any treatment relationship. I provide such an environment so my clients feel comfortable confronting and working through the challenging issues that bring them into therapy.
In my 25 years of practice as a clinical psychologist, I have worked with adults and adolescents, as well as couples and families treating issues of adjustment, self-doubt, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and marital and parenting difficulties. I believe that healthy relationships are at the center of our emotional well-being and that an empathic relationship between client and therapist is essential to any treatment relationship. I provide such an environment so my clients feel comfortable confronting and working through the challenging issues that bring them into therapy.
(203) 490-0625 View (203) 490-0625
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Dr. Anna-Lee Stafford
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Darien, CT 06820
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I aim to create a safe, empathic, and nonjudgmental space to help you deepen your understanding of yourself, enhance your connection to others, change patterns that may no longer serve you, and lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. My style is warm, person-centered, and relational in nature. My approach is grounded in psychodynamic theory, which I integrate with skills work as needed and tailor to meet you where you are.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I aim to create a safe, empathic, and nonjudgmental space to help you deepen your understanding of yourself, enhance your connection to others, change patterns that may no longer serve you, and lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. My style is warm, person-centered, and relational in nature. My approach is grounded in psychodynamic theory, which I integrate with skills work as needed and tailor to meet you where you are.
(475) 255-2407 View (475) 255-2407
Photo of Annie Tarnasky, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairfield County, CT
Annie Tarnasky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Stamford, CT 06902  (Online Only)
Annie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked primarily with adults in various outpatient settings. Annie has experience providing psychotherapy services in trauma-informed behavioral health and dual-diagnosis substance use treatment facilities. Prior to becoming a counselor, Annie was involved in the healthcare field, specializing in helping to facilitate patient centered care and connect patients to available community resources to help manage their conditions.
Annie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked primarily with adults in various outpatient settings. Annie has experience providing psychotherapy services in trauma-informed behavioral health and dual-diagnosis substance use treatment facilities. Prior to becoming a counselor, Annie was involved in the healthcare field, specializing in helping to facilitate patient centered care and connect patients to available community resources to help manage their conditions.
(203) 693-8542 View (203) 693-8542
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Stamford, CT 06901
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Two to Four Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Two to Four Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(475) 265-5519 View (475) 265-5519
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Nova Lux Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, PhD, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stamford, CT 06902
Nova Lux Counseling works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from traditional therapy from depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of the clients' individual needs.
Nova Lux Counseling works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from traditional therapy from depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of the clients' individual needs.
(203) 802-6184 View (203) 802-6184
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Mary E Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Stamford, CT 06905
I work with adults, couples & families. I am highly trained and experienced (30 yrs.) with a faculty appointment at Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. My stance is respectful, compassionate and nonjudgmental. Every person has the inherent ability to heal and grow, and my job is to foster this process. You can overcome your anxiety, depression, burnout, loneliness, isolation, relationship tangles and/or work difficulties. Many people that I have worked with go on to live better and more fulfilling lives. My other credentials include: Fulbright Scholar in Clinical Psychology; Member, American Family Therapy Academy.
I work with adults, couples & families. I am highly trained and experienced (30 yrs.) with a faculty appointment at Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. My stance is respectful, compassionate and nonjudgmental. Every person has the inherent ability to heal and grow, and my job is to foster this process. You can overcome your anxiety, depression, burnout, loneliness, isolation, relationship tangles and/or work difficulties. Many people that I have worked with go on to live better and more fulfilling lives. My other credentials include: Fulbright Scholar in Clinical Psychology; Member, American Family Therapy Academy.
(959) 265-0889 View (959) 265-0889
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Lauren Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I bring compassion and patience and many years of experience to my practice. I am primarily an addiction specialist who, for over 30 years, has worked successfully with individuals, couples and families affected by the disease of addiction. My style is open and direct. I believe that to be effective the therapeutic relationship must be a partnership between the client and the therapist that is solution focused.
I bring compassion and patience and many years of experience to my practice. I am primarily an addiction specialist who, for over 30 years, has worked successfully with individuals, couples and families affected by the disease of addiction. My style is open and direct. I believe that to be effective the therapeutic relationship must be a partnership between the client and the therapist that is solution focused.
(203) 533-4640 View (203) 533-4640
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Dr. Erin Hopkins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Norwalk, CT 06851  (Online Only)
You’ve made it through past challenges and find yourself achieving, accomplishing, and appearing to have it together on the outside. However, deep down you feel like you’re not enough, and you can never do enough. The accolades have left you feeling empty. You’re tired of feeling unfulfilled, overwhelmed, and like you can’t catch your breath. You’re ready for some relief from your daily anxiety. You’ve mastered external measures of success, but now you want to get more curious about your inner world with the same level of drive. You’re ready to feel ease and a sense of purpose. Most of all, you’re ready to feel worthy.
You’ve made it through past challenges and find yourself achieving, accomplishing, and appearing to have it together on the outside. However, deep down you feel like you’re not enough, and you can never do enough. The accolades have left you feeling empty. You’re tired of feeling unfulfilled, overwhelmed, and like you can’t catch your breath. You’re ready for some relief from your daily anxiety. You’ve mastered external measures of success, but now you want to get more curious about your inner world with the same level of drive. You’re ready to feel ease and a sense of purpose. Most of all, you’re ready to feel worthy.
(475) 267-0673 View (475) 267-0673
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Caitlin Iannucci
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR-BC, CBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelton, CT 06484
The search ends here! Are you: going through a difficult time in your life; adjusting to parenthood; experiencing some anxiety and depression; struggling with infertility or recurrent miscarriages; coping with the loss of a loved one? Maybe you just don't have the words to describe it. The emotional pain sometimes robs us of healthy control and reason. My expertise in clinical applications of art therapy is what you need. In fact, it's what you've been searching for. I combine talk therapy with art therapy for a balanced, mindful approach to tackling the stressors in your particular situation.
The search ends here! Are you: going through a difficult time in your life; adjusting to parenthood; experiencing some anxiety and depression; struggling with infertility or recurrent miscarriages; coping with the loss of a loved one? Maybe you just don't have the words to describe it. The emotional pain sometimes robs us of healthy control and reason. My expertise in clinical applications of art therapy is what you need. In fact, it's what you've been searching for. I combine talk therapy with art therapy for a balanced, mindful approach to tackling the stressors in your particular situation.
(203) 794-7081 View (203) 794-7081

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Number of Therapists in Fairfield County, CT

3,000+

Average cost per session

$169

Therapists in Fairfield County, CT who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fairfield County, CT see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Fairfield County?

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.