Therapists in Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT

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Haben Abraham Vision Coaching LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
Now more than ever we are struggling with feeling stuck, misguided and confused on the next steps. Consider Haben Abraham Vision Coaching LLC if you are in need of a therapist to assist you in coping, in becoming unstuck, and dismantling anxiety and limiting beliefs. We are a joint private practice as well as coaching business that provides supports folks struggling with mindset, mental health/wellness and trauma. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have extensive training in therapeutic modalities, trauma-centered approaches, family/group therapy, EMDR training as well as substance use disorders.
Now more than ever we are struggling with feeling stuck, misguided and confused on the next steps. Consider Haben Abraham Vision Coaching LLC if you are in need of a therapist to assist you in coping, in becoming unstuck, and dismantling anxiety and limiting beliefs. We are a joint private practice as well as coaching business that provides supports folks struggling with mindset, mental health/wellness and trauma. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have extensive training in therapeutic modalities, trauma-centered approaches, family/group therapy, EMDR training as well as substance use disorders.
(860) 485-7889 View (860) 485-7889
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Tree of Life Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105  (Online Only)
Tree of Life Counseling Center- An integrative, multicultural, practice of compassionate healing and growth. You are not just lectured at or listened to, we come together to help spark that part of you that was always there. We create more of a learning and practicing environment until it feels natural. Everyone starts out in life learning from their experiences and those who raise us. Later we can add more effective communication approaches, gain a deeper understanding, and efficient, empathetic problem solving. We've led people to a better understanding of themselves and accomplishment of their goals.
Tree of Life Counseling Center- An integrative, multicultural, practice of compassionate healing and growth. You are not just lectured at or listened to, we come together to help spark that part of you that was always there. We create more of a learning and practicing environment until it feels natural. Everyone starts out in life learning from their experiences and those who raise us. Later we can add more effective communication approaches, gain a deeper understanding, and efficient, empathetic problem solving. We've led people to a better understanding of themselves and accomplishment of their goals.
(860) 378-8096 View (860) 378-8096
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Power of Choices, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
Throughout life, we encounter situations that we may not always be able to control. What we can control, however, is how we choose to feel and react. Those choices are more powerful than ever! At Power of Choices, we will work together to build and sustain growth in every aspect of our lives. We will use your strengths to empower you and work through what may feel like an uncomfortable place to live. The first step is making the choice to invest in ourselves!
Throughout life, we encounter situations that we may not always be able to control. What we can control, however, is how we choose to feel and react. Those choices are more powerful than ever! At Power of Choices, we will work together to build and sustain growth in every aspect of our lives. We will use your strengths to empower you and work through what may feel like an uncomfortable place to live. The first step is making the choice to invest in ourselves!
(860) 237-3677 View (860) 237-3677
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Antanette Ringold-A R Clinical Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06101  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the first step to prioritize you! Starting therapy can be a little scary, especially if you’re not sure where to begin. Supporting clients to navigate issues surrounding overall life dissatisfaction, Self Esteem, Life Transitions, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Career, Family and Relationship Issues has been my mission for the past 13 years in the Mental Health Field and 9 years as a Licensed Therapist. Let’s work together to develop an action plan to address your concerns.
Thank you for taking the first step to prioritize you! Starting therapy can be a little scary, especially if you’re not sure where to begin. Supporting clients to navigate issues surrounding overall life dissatisfaction, Self Esteem, Life Transitions, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Career, Family and Relationship Issues has been my mission for the past 13 years in the Mental Health Field and 9 years as a Licensed Therapist. Let’s work together to develop an action plan to address your concerns.
(860) 792-5646 View (860) 792-5646
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Jasmine Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
Jasmine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that utilizes Motivational Interviewing to assist individuals with identifying their internal motivation. This approach can help with resolving insecurities and feelings that may be difficult to navigate through. If your goal is to create positive life changes, Jasmine will work with you to make those steps. Jasmine’s experiences include assisting with homelessness, food insecurities, case management, working with those affected by the criminal justice system, disengaged youth, psychotherapy, and individuals in need of energy and housing assistance.
Jasmine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that utilizes Motivational Interviewing to assist individuals with identifying their internal motivation. This approach can help with resolving insecurities and feelings that may be difficult to navigate through. If your goal is to create positive life changes, Jasmine will work with you to make those steps. Jasmine’s experiences include assisting with homelessness, food insecurities, case management, working with those affected by the criminal justice system, disengaged youth, psychotherapy, and individuals in need of energy and housing assistance.
(959) 777-4462 View (959) 777-4462
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Hannah Halbreich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06155  (Online Only)
Seeking support requires courage. If you’re feeling lost, anxious, depressed, or lacking self-esteem, therapy can provide a place to be heard, feel validated, and hopeful. We will work on identifying and breaking down self-defeating thoughts and behaviors so you can develop the tools to gain self confidence and overcome challenges, heal, and grow. My goal is to empower you with better self-understanding so you can live your best life.
Seeking support requires courage. If you’re feeling lost, anxious, depressed, or lacking self-esteem, therapy can provide a place to be heard, feel validated, and hopeful. We will work on identifying and breaking down self-defeating thoughts and behaviors so you can develop the tools to gain self confidence and overcome challenges, heal, and grow. My goal is to empower you with better self-understanding so you can live your best life.
(203) 350-7163 View (203) 350-7163
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Brian C Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
Congratulations!, first for identifying a problem and secondly for taking the difficult but important first step to connect with services. If we ignore what impacts our emotional well-being all other areas of our life can be affected. Having an attentive and supportive therapist to help you make sense of your experience and discover your unique strengths can make all the difference in moving past these obstacles.
Congratulations!, first for identifying a problem and secondly for taking the difficult but important first step to connect with services. If we ignore what impacts our emotional well-being all other areas of our life can be affected. Having an attentive and supportive therapist to help you make sense of your experience and discover your unique strengths can make all the difference in moving past these obstacles.
(959) 207-1805 View (959) 207-1805
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Janeé L. Folston
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105  (Online Only)
Do you feel lost, stuck, or overwhelmed? Many people struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or past trauma. I can help. I create a safe, supportive space for individuals, couples, and young adults to explore their challenges and build resilience. We'll work together to understand your unique experiences and develop strategies for healing and growth. Areas of Expertise: Anxiety & Depression Relationship Issues, Trauma & Grief, Loneliness & Self-Esteem, Career Guidance. As a Licensed Therapist with over 15 years of experience, I also offer Certified Career and Purpose Coaching. This allows me to support you!
Do you feel lost, stuck, or overwhelmed? Many people struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or past trauma. I can help. I create a safe, supportive space for individuals, couples, and young adults to explore their challenges and build resilience. We'll work together to understand your unique experiences and develop strategies for healing and growth. Areas of Expertise: Anxiety & Depression Relationship Issues, Trauma & Grief, Loneliness & Self-Esteem, Career Guidance. As a Licensed Therapist with over 15 years of experience, I also offer Certified Career and Purpose Coaching. This allows me to support you!
(860) 419-4244 View (860) 419-4244
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Ashle Hupchick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LADC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06115  (Online Only)
Have you ever been weighed down by feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you struggle with trauma? Are you struggling with your gender identity or sexuality? Do you find yourself in the cycle of substance abuse? Are you stuck in a cycle of negative thinking? Untangling these challenges in life can be exhausting, stressful, and overwhelming. Let's work together to navigate your thoughts and find more balance and peace in your life. We are all shaped by our life experiences. My therapeutic approach is to meet you where you are at and focus on the changes you want for your life, utilizing person centered and trauma informed care.
Have you ever been weighed down by feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you struggle with trauma? Are you struggling with your gender identity or sexuality? Do you find yourself in the cycle of substance abuse? Are you stuck in a cycle of negative thinking? Untangling these challenges in life can be exhausting, stressful, and overwhelming. Let's work together to navigate your thoughts and find more balance and peace in your life. We are all shaped by our life experiences. My therapeutic approach is to meet you where you are at and focus on the changes you want for your life, utilizing person centered and trauma informed care.
(860) 891-2980 View (860) 891-2980
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Heidy Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06115  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Sana Counseling & Wellness Services LLC. I have a decade of experience in the mental health field and specialize in helping women and girls reach their goals and unburden themselves of unhelpful and limiting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I have a wide range of experience working across the lifespan with individuals, groups, and families with a variety of challenges. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy and am committed to working with my clients to tailor treatment to their individual needs, goals, and personality.
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Sana Counseling & Wellness Services LLC. I have a decade of experience in the mental health field and specialize in helping women and girls reach their goals and unburden themselves of unhelpful and limiting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I have a wide range of experience working across the lifespan with individuals, groups, and families with a variety of challenges. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy and am committed to working with my clients to tailor treatment to their individual needs, goals, and personality.
(475) 445-2470 View (475) 445-2470
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Nancy McClure Brockett
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
Are you feeling stressed, confused, anxious or depressed? Are your relationships unsatisfying? Do you long for a spiritual connection but find it lacking in your life? I teach you how to move from negativity to peace & purpose. Using painless, drug-free, easy to use techniques, I help you uncover & build on your own inner strengths so you can live with more joy in your life. Or maybe you find yourself going in circles in close relationships, trying to straighten things out & getting the same old results. I teach you simple skills for helping you be your best self in relationship.
Are you feeling stressed, confused, anxious or depressed? Are your relationships unsatisfying? Do you long for a spiritual connection but find it lacking in your life? I teach you how to move from negativity to peace & purpose. Using painless, drug-free, easy to use techniques, I help you uncover & build on your own inner strengths so you can live with more joy in your life. Or maybe you find yourself going in circles in close relationships, trying to straighten things out & getting the same old results. I teach you simple skills for helping you be your best self in relationship.
(860) 552-6092 View (860) 552-6092
John W Ringwald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical psychologist with offices in New Haven and Middletown. My clients are primarily adults, both individuals and couples. My areas of interest and/or expertise include marital distress; problems at work; spirituality and meditation; coping with life-altering illness; and grief. I have advanced training from the Gottman Institute in marital therapy, and have completed the training and supervision requirements for certification in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy developed by Susan Johnson and her colleagues. I also provide consultation and clinical supervision for other psychotherapists and organizations.
I am a clinical psychologist with offices in New Haven and Middletown. My clients are primarily adults, both individuals and couples. My areas of interest and/or expertise include marital distress; problems at work; spirituality and meditation; coping with life-altering illness; and grief. I have advanced training from the Gottman Institute in marital therapy, and have completed the training and supervision requirements for certification in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy developed by Susan Johnson and her colleagues. I also provide consultation and clinical supervision for other psychotherapists and organizations.
(203) 318-4828 View (203) 318-4828
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Counseling & Psychotherapy Referral Service
Licensed Professional Counselor, ThM, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
The best way to find a therapist who is right for you is through a referral from someone who knows that therapist. A good personal fit is the most important requirement for a positive and beneficial therapy experience. Browsing through photographs and thoughtful, sensitive, but idealized self-promoting profiles is not a very reliable way to choose one therapist out of the hundreds of attractive, thoughtful, educated, qualified and credentialed therapists in the Greater Hartford area and the many surrounding towns and cities. The Counseling & Psychotherapy Referral Service is provided free of charge by Kenneth R. Sleight, Th.M., NCC (Licensed Professional Counselor CT#000001).
The best way to find a therapist who is right for you is through a referral from someone who knows that therapist. A good personal fit is the most important requirement for a positive and beneficial therapy experience. Browsing through photographs and thoughtful, sensitive, but idealized self-promoting profiles is not a very reliable way to choose one therapist out of the hundreds of attractive, thoughtful, educated, qualified and credentialed therapists in the Greater Hartford area and the many surrounding towns and cities. The Counseling & Psychotherapy Referral Service is provided free of charge by Kenneth R. Sleight, Th.M., NCC (Licensed Professional Counselor CT#000001).
(860) 821-4106 View (860) 821-4106
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Robert Szczepanski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS-MFT, MS-Ed
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
Do you have a feeling that “something” is missing from your life and you can’t quite figure out what it is? Are you moving through each day with ruminating thoughts, fears, and feeling isolated even though you may be surrounded by people? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is an emotional block holding you back. The main blocks to living a full life are: fear, anger, grief, and shame. These blocks are unburdened wounds that need to be revealed and shared in order to live more fully. Together, we can chart the roadmap to unburden these wounds and get you on the path that you’ve been waiting for.
Do you have a feeling that “something” is missing from your life and you can’t quite figure out what it is? Are you moving through each day with ruminating thoughts, fears, and feeling isolated even though you may be surrounded by people? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is an emotional block holding you back. The main blocks to living a full life are: fear, anger, grief, and shame. These blocks are unburdened wounds that need to be revealed and shared in order to live more fully. Together, we can chart the roadmap to unburden these wounds and get you on the path that you’ve been waiting for.
(860) 266-1034 View (860) 266-1034
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Paul Alves
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CARC, NCPRSS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
The services that I offer are that of an Addictions Recovery Coach. I guide people in addressing the issues that they presently experience so they can move forward in their recovery, removing barriers along the way. We make a Recovery Plan together and I coach you towards the completion of those goals. http://www.thisrecoverylife.com/services I also have a clinical background, having worked in a Dual Diagnosis program and Medication Assisted Treatment in New York City. I am a prevention educator, having facilitated Drinking Driver Program and SBIRT interventions as well as multiple therapeutic and peer groups.
The services that I offer are that of an Addictions Recovery Coach. I guide people in addressing the issues that they presently experience so they can move forward in their recovery, removing barriers along the way. We make a Recovery Plan together and I coach you towards the completion of those goals. http://www.thisrecoverylife.com/services I also have a clinical background, having worked in a Dual Diagnosis program and Medication Assisted Treatment in New York City. I am a prevention educator, having facilitated Drinking Driver Program and SBIRT interventions as well as multiple therapeutic and peer groups.
(860) 560-8405 View (860) 560-8405
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Andrea L Lovell-Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105  (Online Only)
"When we find balance in it's true form, you will find peace in it's existence." Welcome to Release Wellness, you have made the most progressive step toward seeking an encouraging & empowering therapeutic space. On this journey I will assist you in meeting goals through an eclectic approach. Working with me you will build an awareness of self-imposed barriers, build strategies through interventions to address present struggles, manage symptoms and move toward balance/stability.
"When we find balance in it's true form, you will find peace in it's existence." Welcome to Release Wellness, you have made the most progressive step toward seeking an encouraging & empowering therapeutic space. On this journey I will assist you in meeting goals through an eclectic approach. Working with me you will build an awareness of self-imposed barriers, build strategies through interventions to address present struggles, manage symptoms and move toward balance/stability.
(959) 666-6459 View (959) 666-6459
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Jill Lambert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
Are you a new mom feeling like you're having a hard time adjusting to pregnancy or the thought of motherhood? Are you having difficulties finding balance while also feeling like you're enjoying being a mom? Maybe you're finding yourself struggling with finding happiness in the relationships around you? Many women struggle in silence for fear of being shamed or made to feel guilty for their difficulties. You are not alone; I can help. Through specialized training, we will work together to improve your ability to feel well again, find joy in your relationships, and to manage the ups and downs of motherhood.
Are you a new mom feeling like you're having a hard time adjusting to pregnancy or the thought of motherhood? Are you having difficulties finding balance while also feeling like you're enjoying being a mom? Maybe you're finding yourself struggling with finding happiness in the relationships around you? Many women struggle in silence for fear of being shamed or made to feel guilty for their difficulties. You are not alone; I can help. Through specialized training, we will work together to improve your ability to feel well again, find joy in your relationships, and to manage the ups and downs of motherhood.
(860) 452-0408 View (860) 452-0408
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Paul H Lessack
CNS, PhD
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
As an obesity expert, I specialize in weight loss by uncovering and correcting the psychological and emotional overeating triggers and bad habits that contributed to your overweight state in the first place. [Go to www.drlessack.com and listen to an interview on CT Public Radio with Faith Middleton "The Psychology of Weight Loss".] I also specialize in providing scientific solutions to clients who have slow metabolism or a hard time losing weight due to menopausal or post-menopausal hormonal fluctuations.
As an obesity expert, I specialize in weight loss by uncovering and correcting the psychological and emotional overeating triggers and bad habits that contributed to your overweight state in the first place. [Go to www.drlessack.com and listen to an interview on CT Public Radio with Faith Middleton "The Psychology of Weight Loss".] I also specialize in providing scientific solutions to clients who have slow metabolism or a hard time losing weight due to menopausal or post-menopausal hormonal fluctuations.
(860) 218-9170 View (860) 218-9170
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Vincent A Hollister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
As a Certified EMDR Therapist I specialize in trauma, performance enhancement and anxiety/depression. I work with adults and adolescents to facilitate personal growth and achieve substantive change in their lives. Negative cognitions, unhealthy beliefs and emotions can be linked to unresolved disturbing/traumatic experiences from ones past. The remnants of these experiences can lead to low self-esteem, self-doubt, and emotional dysregulation. I assist clients to cultivate greater self-awareness while reprocessing the past disturbances in a way that enhances self-confidence, personal performance and interpersonal relationships.
As a Certified EMDR Therapist I specialize in trauma, performance enhancement and anxiety/depression. I work with adults and adolescents to facilitate personal growth and achieve substantive change in their lives. Negative cognitions, unhealthy beliefs and emotions can be linked to unresolved disturbing/traumatic experiences from ones past. The remnants of these experiences can lead to low self-esteem, self-doubt, and emotional dysregulation. I assist clients to cultivate greater self-awareness while reprocessing the past disturbances in a way that enhances self-confidence, personal performance and interpersonal relationships.
(860) 451-5197 View (860) 451-5197
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Lynn Mahoney
Marriage & Family Therapist, Esq, LMFT
Verified Verified
Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT 06105
I use mindfulness & Internal Family Systems therapy to help clients resolve their underlying trauma and grief issues that get in the way of having fulfilling lives and relationships. I combine warmth and compassionate listening with teaching clients skills to learn to better manage their feelings, including anxiety and depression, while using breathing, body-centered, and other spiritual principles to help clients heal. Clients will learn to heal themselves and build more satisfying relationships and futures for themselves and their families. The techniques I use apply well to both children and adults to help clients deal with adverse behaviors and addictions.
I use mindfulness & Internal Family Systems therapy to help clients resolve their underlying trauma and grief issues that get in the way of having fulfilling lives and relationships. I combine warmth and compassionate listening with teaching clients skills to learn to better manage their feelings, including anxiety and depression, while using breathing, body-centered, and other spiritual principles to help clients heal. Clients will learn to heal themselves and build more satisfying relationships and futures for themselves and their families. The techniques I use apply well to both children and adults to help clients deal with adverse behaviors and addictions.
(860) 581-4669 View (860) 581-4669

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
68% Family Conflict
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Cigna and Evernorth
69% Husky | CT BHP
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Asylum Hill, Hartford, CT see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Asylum Hill, Hartford?

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.