Therapists in Ridgefield, CT

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Ashley (Monck) Bruckenthal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgefield, CT 06877  (Online Only)
Life can be unpredictable at times. We can get thrown off and begin to feel an overwhelming sense of nervousness or sadness. Everyone goes through seasons of life that are more challenging than others. Working through some of these concerns with a caring professional can help find solutions, improve self and strengthen relationships. I have specialize in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, work difficulties, and parenting.
Life can be unpredictable at times. We can get thrown off and begin to feel an overwhelming sense of nervousness or sadness. Everyone goes through seasons of life that are more challenging than others. Working through some of these concerns with a caring professional can help find solutions, improve self and strengthen relationships. I have specialize in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, work difficulties, and parenting.
(475) 889-7319 View (475) 889-7319
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Sylvia Steinert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
The work I do focuses on the problems of today while considering how coping with these may be complicated by maladaptive patterns of understanding and problem solving from the past. Learning about ourselves involves discovering how often we have, without knowing it, clung to thoughts, feelings and conclusions that can keep us "safe" but end up limiting our experience. Much of the facts of our early lives were beyond our control, but counseling can help unravel the ways we may be keeping ourselves caught up in that past and therefore not fully available to a future we might shape differently.
The work I do focuses on the problems of today while considering how coping with these may be complicated by maladaptive patterns of understanding and problem solving from the past. Learning about ourselves involves discovering how often we have, without knowing it, clung to thoughts, feelings and conclusions that can keep us "safe" but end up limiting our experience. Much of the facts of our early lives were beyond our control, but counseling can help unravel the ways we may be keeping ourselves caught up in that past and therefore not fully available to a future we might shape differently.
(475) 256-6225 View (475) 256-6225
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FitzGerald Health and Wellness
DNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I am a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience working with adults and children. Through my prior work in urgent, school based health, and primary care I have successfully treated patients coping with ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, and insomnia. I take the time to listen to and hear my patients stories. Simply talking with my clients allows me the insight needed for the creation of their personalized plan of care. My unique approach is holistic utilizing nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, supplements, yoga, tai chi, tapping, meditation, aromatherapy, and therapeutic touch.
I am a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience working with adults and children. Through my prior work in urgent, school based health, and primary care I have successfully treated patients coping with ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, and insomnia. I take the time to listen to and hear my patients stories. Simply talking with my clients allows me the insight needed for the creation of their personalized plan of care. My unique approach is holistic utilizing nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, supplements, yoga, tai chi, tapping, meditation, aromatherapy, and therapeutic touch.
(475) 263-3187 View (475) 263-3187
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Barbara Keefe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. I believe the essence of a healing psychotherapeutic process is feeling understood in an environment of emotional safety and mutual trust. My approach as a clinical psychologist provides you with compassionate, intelligent psychotherapy which is sensitive and personal to your needs. We work together, seeking the ways which we find most beneficial. At times, this may be an exploration and understanding of your emotions and life experiences, at other moments, this could be a focus on specific problems and possible solutions. My style is empathic, engaged and non-judgemental. Feel free to call me at 203-438-0426.
Welcome. I believe the essence of a healing psychotherapeutic process is feeling understood in an environment of emotional safety and mutual trust. My approach as a clinical psychologist provides you with compassionate, intelligent psychotherapy which is sensitive and personal to your needs. We work together, seeking the ways which we find most beneficial. At times, this may be an exploration and understanding of your emotions and life experiences, at other moments, this could be a focus on specific problems and possible solutions. My style is empathic, engaged and non-judgemental. Feel free to call me at 203-438-0426.
(203) 418-7874 View (203) 418-7874
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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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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Katelyn Ross Koning
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877  (Online Only)
Do you often intend to act a certain way in a given situation yet actually react very differently? Do you often feel that your reactions often have a "mind of their own?" I work with clients to help slow down reactions, calm emotions and identify patterns in their life. Together, we will develop and practice more adaptive ways of dealing with life's challenges. I integrate a variety of approaches and techniques into my work based on your unique needs. My goal is to help you gain an awareness of the connections between your thoughts emotions, and body sensations.
Do you often intend to act a certain way in a given situation yet actually react very differently? Do you often feel that your reactions often have a "mind of their own?" I work with clients to help slow down reactions, calm emotions and identify patterns in their life. Together, we will develop and practice more adaptive ways of dealing with life's challenges. I integrate a variety of approaches and techniques into my work based on your unique needs. My goal is to help you gain an awareness of the connections between your thoughts emotions, and body sensations.
(860) 735-4815 View (860) 735-4815
Linda Anderson Rost
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I have over 35 years of experience in providing psychotherapy to adults, couples and adolescents who are dealing with anxiety , depression and psychological trauma. I try to build on the health of each individual client, maximizing their strengths and encouraging them to believe in their innate abilities in order to function more productively in their lives and relationships. I am especially interested in working with clients who suffer from traumatic incidents and who have not been able to achieve resolution from past therapies.
I have over 35 years of experience in providing psychotherapy to adults, couples and adolescents who are dealing with anxiety , depression and psychological trauma. I try to build on the health of each individual client, maximizing their strengths and encouraging them to believe in their innate abilities in order to function more productively in their lives and relationships. I am especially interested in working with clients who suffer from traumatic incidents and who have not been able to achieve resolution from past therapies.
(203) 529-4428 View (203) 529-4428
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Amy Sara Grant
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CAC, CADC, LADC
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Hello! My name is Amy and I am a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor who specializes in Co-occurring Disorders (Mental Health & Addiction). I hold a Dual Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Human Services and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. I specialize in anxiety/depression, addictive disorders and creating sustainable recovery goals. My approach includes: person centered therapy, DBT/CBT with positive psychology. I focus on treating the whole person to foster balance leading to a healthy mind & lifestyle.
Hello! My name is Amy and I am a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor who specializes in Co-occurring Disorders (Mental Health & Addiction). I hold a Dual Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Human Services and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. I specialize in anxiety/depression, addictive disorders and creating sustainable recovery goals. My approach includes: person centered therapy, DBT/CBT with positive psychology. I focus on treating the whole person to foster balance leading to a healthy mind & lifestyle.
(475) 271-2970 View (475) 271-2970
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
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Karen B Walant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I believe in the power of therapy and mindfulness meditation. I've been witness to the growth and flourishing of so many people, as they discover and release themselves from age-old blockages and fear. I know the power of releasing the 'inner critic' and the value of discovering 'wise mind.' My psychotherapy home office is a refuge, where you will have the space to look within, and free yourself from whatever inner cognition(s) are holding you back. I promise to bring you the most effective, evidence-based strategies, including advances in neuroscience, to increase your overall wellbeing and whole-heartedness.
I believe in the power of therapy and mindfulness meditation. I've been witness to the growth and flourishing of so many people, as they discover and release themselves from age-old blockages and fear. I know the power of releasing the 'inner critic' and the value of discovering 'wise mind.' My psychotherapy home office is a refuge, where you will have the space to look within, and free yourself from whatever inner cognition(s) are holding you back. I promise to bring you the most effective, evidence-based strategies, including advances in neuroscience, to increase your overall wellbeing and whole-heartedness.
(203) 463-4111 View (203) 463-4111
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Susan Jennifer Polese
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I specialize in Female and Female Identifying empowerment and liberation. I'm a holistic counselor who employs positive psychology to help you make room for difficult emotions, deal with trauma, manage stress and help you live the life you want. In my therapy room you'll experience a caring approach focusing on your healing and empowerment. LGBTQAI+ (and non labeling) clients work with me to improve their lives from a place of strength. I'm listed as a mental health provider through True Colors, Sexual Minority Youth & Family Services, Connecticut.
I specialize in Female and Female Identifying empowerment and liberation. I'm a holistic counselor who employs positive psychology to help you make room for difficult emotions, deal with trauma, manage stress and help you live the life you want. In my therapy room you'll experience a caring approach focusing on your healing and empowerment. LGBTQAI+ (and non labeling) clients work with me to improve their lives from a place of strength. I'm listed as a mental health provider through True Colors, Sexual Minority Youth & Family Services, Connecticut.
(203) 307-1352 View (203) 307-1352
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Casey Lowth
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I specialize in helping children, adolescents and young adults build social skills and find healthy ways to cope with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, peer conflict, and family conflict. With ten years of professional practice experience, I know that providing consistency, positivity, and honesty are the foundation for building a therapeutic relationship. This foundation can help children, adolescents and young adults increase insight, awareness, and a deeper understanding of how they experience their emotions.
I specialize in helping children, adolescents and young adults build social skills and find healthy ways to cope with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, peer conflict, and family conflict. With ten years of professional practice experience, I know that providing consistency, positivity, and honesty are the foundation for building a therapeutic relationship. This foundation can help children, adolescents and young adults increase insight, awareness, and a deeper understanding of how they experience their emotions.
(203) 408-6085 View (203) 408-6085
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Natalie Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with something and need help figuring it out? With patience, humor, empathy and mindfulness, I will work with you in a nonjudgmental, caring and direct way so you can successfully achieve your goals. For over 25 years, I have worked with children and adults with a range of issues, including trauma, at-risk behavior, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal conflict, as well as those struggling with intimacy and sex. I provide a safe space to develop a path toward personal and emotional growth and treat each person with dignity and respect. I also offer co-parenting and therapeutic supervised visitation.
Are you struggling with something and need help figuring it out? With patience, humor, empathy and mindfulness, I will work with you in a nonjudgmental, caring and direct way so you can successfully achieve your goals. For over 25 years, I have worked with children and adults with a range of issues, including trauma, at-risk behavior, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal conflict, as well as those struggling with intimacy and sex. I provide a safe space to develop a path toward personal and emotional growth and treat each person with dignity and respect. I also offer co-parenting and therapeutic supervised visitation.
(203) 987-6308 View (203) 987-6308
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Paolo Morena, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCHMC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have experience working with diverse populations, consisting of different economic, cultural, ethnic, spiritual, racial, sexual and gender identities, as well as individuals with chronic and severe mental illness. In my practice, I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach deriving from several theoretical models. I integrate evidence based methods and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to individual needs. I draw upon various aspects of Psychodynamic, Couples and Family Systems, Client Centered, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies. My approach to couples therapy combines elements of many schools of thought as well, depending upon the needs of the couple.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have experience working with diverse populations, consisting of different economic, cultural, ethnic, spiritual, racial, sexual and gender identities, as well as individuals with chronic and severe mental illness. In my practice, I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach deriving from several theoretical models. I integrate evidence based methods and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to individual needs. I draw upon various aspects of Psychodynamic, Couples and Family Systems, Client Centered, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies. My approach to couples therapy combines elements of many schools of thought as well, depending upon the needs of the couple.
(203) 648-9414 View (203) 648-9414
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Rob Egginton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I am a psychotherapist licensed in New York and Connecticut. I work with adolescents struggling with the social and emotional toll brought on or amplified by the pandemic, adults, couples and families struggling with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, workplace problems or simply looking for growth and change. I have seven years of experience providing psychotherapy, and have worked with individuals, couples and families dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, trauma, and physical/verbal/emotional abuse.
I am a psychotherapist licensed in New York and Connecticut. I work with adolescents struggling with the social and emotional toll brought on or amplified by the pandemic, adults, couples and families struggling with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, workplace problems or simply looking for growth and change. I have seven years of experience providing psychotherapy, and have worked with individuals, couples and families dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, trauma, and physical/verbal/emotional abuse.
(475) 219-6734 View (475) 219-6734
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Olivia Giacoppi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Olivia is a graduate of New York University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and of Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She is skilled in working with individuals struggling with grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Olivia has considerable experience supporting those facing chronic and terminal illnesses - as well as their caregivers. Specializing in adults and older adults, Olivia utilizes a non-judgmental, strengths-based approach that is warm, compassionate, and collaborative.
Olivia is a graduate of New York University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and of Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She is skilled in working with individuals struggling with grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Olivia has considerable experience supporting those facing chronic and terminal illnesses - as well as their caregivers. Specializing in adults and older adults, Olivia utilizes a non-judgmental, strengths-based approach that is warm, compassionate, and collaborative.
(475) 471-1695 View (475) 471-1695
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Rachel Fusco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Hi! I recently relocated to Ridgefield, CT after working for nearly 20 years with kids from kindergarten to college while living in Los Angeles. I became a therapist after working in college admissions and watching amazing students struggle with their mental health. Chronic stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism takes so much energy to manage - for kids and the entire family. Imagine if all of that energy and effort was redirected towards school, hobbies, sports, friends, and family time!
Hi! I recently relocated to Ridgefield, CT after working for nearly 20 years with kids from kindergarten to college while living in Los Angeles. I became a therapist after working in college admissions and watching amazing students struggle with their mental health. Chronic stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism takes so much energy to manage - for kids and the entire family. Imagine if all of that energy and effort was redirected towards school, hobbies, sports, friends, and family time!
(323) 379-0729 View (323) 379-0729
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Brook Pieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I have learned that regardless of approach, therapy works when there is a foundation built on trust, curiosity, empathy and honesty. Therapy is not prescriptive nor one size fits all. It's a process that necessitates vulnerability, and it can be difficult and painful -- as trust, honesty, change and vulnerability are. That doesn't translate into you leaving the session falling apart; my job is to create a safe space to facilitate growth at a pace you can tolerate.
I have learned that regardless of approach, therapy works when there is a foundation built on trust, curiosity, empathy and honesty. Therapy is not prescriptive nor one size fits all. It's a process that necessitates vulnerability, and it can be difficult and painful -- as trust, honesty, change and vulnerability are. That doesn't translate into you leaving the session falling apart; my job is to create a safe space to facilitate growth at a pace you can tolerate.
(917) 983-3815 View (917) 983-3815
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Patrick Mcauliffe
Psychologist, MEd, PhD
Verified Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I am a Columbia University trained licensed psychologist specializing in treating school age children and young adults. I am skilled in treating a wide range of difficulties that children may have including: anxiety, depression, stress induced difficulties, problems with school and social adjustment as well as family based difficulties. I have also treated a number of college aged adults who struggled in their college experience. Part of my treatment approach is to identify individual strengths and capacities (rather than just vulnerabilities) in order to maximize an individual's ability to cope with challenging circumstances and to strengthen and grow
I am a Columbia University trained licensed psychologist specializing in treating school age children and young adults. I am skilled in treating a wide range of difficulties that children may have including: anxiety, depression, stress induced difficulties, problems with school and social adjustment as well as family based difficulties. I have also treated a number of college aged adults who struggled in their college experience. Part of my treatment approach is to identify individual strengths and capacities (rather than just vulnerabilities) in order to maximize an individual's ability to cope with challenging circumstances and to strengthen and grow
(203) 403-2496 View (203) 403-2496
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Debra Morton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Do you struggle with overthinking, sadness, self-doubt, guilt, or shame? Perhaps you're seeking guidance through life's transitions, looking to improve personal relationships, or striving to break free from unproductive behaviors. Whatever it may be, we can collaborate to meet your needs. I am committed to empowering you with healthier ways of thinking and coping, while fostering a compassionate environment that focuses on your strengths and collaborative problem-solving.
Do you struggle with overthinking, sadness, self-doubt, guilt, or shame? Perhaps you're seeking guidance through life's transitions, looking to improve personal relationships, or striving to break free from unproductive behaviors. Whatever it may be, we can collaborate to meet your needs. I am committed to empowering you with healthier ways of thinking and coping, while fostering a compassionate environment that focuses on your strengths and collaborative problem-solving.
(203) 896-8888 View (203) 896-8888

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ridgefield, CT

200+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Ridgefield, CT who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
63% Stress

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Ridgefield, CT see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ridgefield?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.