Therapists in Riverside, CT

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Shannon Gunnip Shepherd
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Riverside, CT 06878  (Online Only)
In the years since earning my master's at Columbia, I’ve worked in diverse roles across fields ranging from substance abuse treatment to fintech. I left a job in tech recruiting at a hedge fund to start my practice so I could better align my professional life with my personal goal of helping people lead better, happier lives.
In the years since earning my master's at Columbia, I’ve worked in diverse roles across fields ranging from substance abuse treatment to fintech. I left a job in tech recruiting at a hedge fund to start my practice so I could better align my professional life with my personal goal of helping people lead better, happier lives.
(917) 920-4352 View (917) 920-4352
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Dr. Johana Kuemerle-Pinillos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878  (Online Only)
Most people go into relationships with big hopes, a vision of a good future, and the desire to have a fulfilling life. However, somewhere in the process difficulties start to arise, and this hope soon becomes frustration and disappointment. You start to feel discouraged, and might begin to have thoughts of ending the relationship because it is all too much. Whether you are in a new relationship, or you have been together for decades, you are not alone. Every couple experiences a range of difficulties, you might be struggling with communication, constant arguing, or even infidelity. Regardless, I can help you. FREE 15 min consult!
Most people go into relationships with big hopes, a vision of a good future, and the desire to have a fulfilling life. However, somewhere in the process difficulties start to arise, and this hope soon becomes frustration and disappointment. You start to feel discouraged, and might begin to have thoughts of ending the relationship because it is all too much. Whether you are in a new relationship, or you have been together for decades, you are not alone. Every couple experiences a range of difficulties, you might be struggling with communication, constant arguing, or even infidelity. Regardless, I can help you. FREE 15 min consult!
(860) 901-0327 View (860) 901-0327
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Dr. Amber Baker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Riverside, CT 06878
Dr. Baker is a Clinical Psychologist, creator of the Go Friend Your Self podcast and an experienced clinician who has collaborated with clients for over 10 years in private practice to provide effective, individually tailored, evidenced based therapeutic approaches. She applies specialized training and experience, a creative approach and love for her work to help clients achieve goals, decrease stress and improve quality of life. Her specialties include anxiety, perfectionism, relationship issues and trauma. Dr. Baker collaborates with entrepreneurs, professionals, parents, physicians, artists and those with career/life transitions.
Dr. Baker is a Clinical Psychologist, creator of the Go Friend Your Self podcast and an experienced clinician who has collaborated with clients for over 10 years in private practice to provide effective, individually tailored, evidenced based therapeutic approaches. She applies specialized training and experience, a creative approach and love for her work to help clients achieve goals, decrease stress and improve quality of life. Her specialties include anxiety, perfectionism, relationship issues and trauma. Dr. Baker collaborates with entrepreneurs, professionals, parents, physicians, artists and those with career/life transitions.
(415) 727-2272 View (415) 727-2272
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Thalia Anderen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, CT 06878
Thalia Anderen, PhD, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois, Connecticut, and New York with over twenty years' experience as a therapist. Although she routinely works with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and other relational and mental health issues, she also specializes in addiction, trauma, and bereavement. Thalia has significant experience working with trauma and disaster relief, including victims of 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, the Sandy Hook school shooting, and the 2013 Alberta, Canada floods. Thalia is an EMDRIA-certified EMDR therapist and is also trained in hypnosis and Linehan trained in DBT.
Thalia Anderen, PhD, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois, Connecticut, and New York with over twenty years' experience as a therapist. Although she routinely works with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and other relational and mental health issues, she also specializes in addiction, trauma, and bereavement. Thalia has significant experience working with trauma and disaster relief, including victims of 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, the Sandy Hook school shooting, and the 2013 Alberta, Canada floods. Thalia is an EMDRIA-certified EMDR therapist and is also trained in hypnosis and Linehan trained in DBT.
(630) 446-6828 View (630) 446-6828
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Carla Pileggi Caviola
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA- LPC, LMHC, PSI, MLCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, CT 06878  (Online Only)
Carla is honored to join clients in their journey of intentional & transformational growth. She provides empathy & warmth, while tailoring effective interventions & strategies so clients can move forward with agility towards their goals. Carla provides culturally sensitive therapy & loves working with people of various cultures & backgrounds. She is specialized in supporting women/infants & families during pregnancy & the postpartum period. She is a clinical supervisor and certified coach, specialized in transitional and leadership coaching. Services are provided in English, Portuguese and Spanish languages.
Carla is honored to join clients in their journey of intentional & transformational growth. She provides empathy & warmth, while tailoring effective interventions & strategies so clients can move forward with agility towards their goals. Carla provides culturally sensitive therapy & loves working with people of various cultures & backgrounds. She is specialized in supporting women/infants & families during pregnancy & the postpartum period. She is a clinical supervisor and certified coach, specialized in transitional and leadership coaching. Services are provided in English, Portuguese and Spanish languages.
(203) 916-0986 View (203) 916-0986
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Remy Dowd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, CT 06878
It takes a great deal of courage to seek help and doing so is the first step toward change. I believe that a strong and genuine therapeutic relationship is the key to successful treatment. Through getting to know you and understanding your perspective, I tailor treatment and interventions to meet your individual concerns and challenges, harnessing your strengths to achieve your goals. I use a combination of therapeutic modalities to help you explore your past, better understand your present thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and develop skills to reach your goals and improve your quality of life.
It takes a great deal of courage to seek help and doing so is the first step toward change. I believe that a strong and genuine therapeutic relationship is the key to successful treatment. Through getting to know you and understanding your perspective, I tailor treatment and interventions to meet your individual concerns and challenges, harnessing your strengths to achieve your goals. I use a combination of therapeutic modalities to help you explore your past, better understand your present thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and develop skills to reach your goals and improve your quality of life.
(203) 916-6829 View (203) 916-6829
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Laura Dermer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
We all face challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming. Are you negotiating life changes? Are you trying to reduce depression, anxiety, stress, or loneliness? Are you in a relationship that you wish was bringing you both more joy? I will partner with you in a safe supportive environment to help you overcome these challenges and realize your goals. My approach is highly personalized. I will collaborate with you to build upon your strengths and avoid the negative behavior patterns that hold you back. You are a unique person, with unique needs, and I fully respect that. When it comes to therapy, one size does NOT fit all.
We all face challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming. Are you negotiating life changes? Are you trying to reduce depression, anxiety, stress, or loneliness? Are you in a relationship that you wish was bringing you both more joy? I will partner with you in a safe supportive environment to help you overcome these challenges and realize your goals. My approach is highly personalized. I will collaborate with you to build upon your strengths and avoid the negative behavior patterns that hold you back. You are a unique person, with unique needs, and I fully respect that. When it comes to therapy, one size does NOT fit all.
(203) 318-4875 View (203) 318-4875
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Badass Counseling®
MDiv, BA
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
The former psychologist of a client stated, "Sven accomplished more with you in 5 weeks than I did in 8 years!" Specializing in the most intense people: C-suite/business owners; Olympians; men who hate therapy; highly successful women who are empty inside; struggling couples (infidelity); people who've had no success w/ other therapists; unmotivated young people; highly successful yet unfulfilled ppl; those not living max potential. Former SERE-trained military, Emergency Room Chaplain & NCAA Head Coach for Strength; w/ 25yr highly successful counseling practice. This is high-intensity, RESULTS-DRIVEN. Spiritual elements.
The former psychologist of a client stated, "Sven accomplished more with you in 5 weeks than I did in 8 years!" Specializing in the most intense people: C-suite/business owners; Olympians; men who hate therapy; highly successful women who are empty inside; struggling couples (infidelity); people who've had no success w/ other therapists; unmotivated young people; highly successful yet unfulfilled ppl; those not living max potential. Former SERE-trained military, Emergency Room Chaplain & NCAA Head Coach for Strength; w/ 25yr highly successful counseling practice. This is high-intensity, RESULTS-DRIVEN. Spiritual elements.
(203) 902-5026 View (203) 902-5026
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 22 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 22 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(475) 255-7342 View (475) 255-7342
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True Hope Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
True Hope Counseling, a group of experienced licensed clinical therapists providing the CARE and HOPE you deserve. Each therapist provides a safe, relaxed, and open space that allows you to talk, laugh, grow, and feel supported at your own pace.
True Hope Counseling, a group of experienced licensed clinical therapists providing the CARE and HOPE you deserve. Each therapist provides a safe, relaxed, and open space that allows you to talk, laugh, grow, and feel supported at your own pace.
(475) 465-6912 View (475) 465-6912
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Frank Thewes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
You want to move past racing thoughts and avoiding your life. Past sadness and low motivation. Past the same draining arguments with your partner. Past experiences that follow you and won't stay in the past. And past big decisions that get you stuck. You are looking to get out of feeling overwhelmed. You want to learn how to get more control. You want more than mediocre cookie-cutter therapy. You want therapy that is personalized for you and about you. You want therapy that fits into your stressful life. Even if asking for help is hard for you, you’re at a point where you are ready to do it because you want something to change.
You want to move past racing thoughts and avoiding your life. Past sadness and low motivation. Past the same draining arguments with your partner. Past experiences that follow you and won't stay in the past. And past big decisions that get you stuck. You are looking to get out of feeling overwhelmed. You want to learn how to get more control. You want more than mediocre cookie-cutter therapy. You want therapy that is personalized for you and about you. You want therapy that fits into your stressful life. Even if asking for help is hard for you, you’re at a point where you are ready to do it because you want something to change.
(475) 255-2949 View (475) 255-2949
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Sarah Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and eating disorders, . I work with clients who seek to explore their thoughts and emotions, how these feelings and thinking patterns connect to their experiences, and understand overall impacts on quality of life. My clients work to develop healthy coping mechanisms through self-reflection and therapeutic connection to better navigate their relationships, emotions, and life stressors. I would love to work together to create healthy coping skills, enhance interpersonal relationships, and improve quality of life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and eating disorders, . I work with clients who seek to explore their thoughts and emotions, how these feelings and thinking patterns connect to their experiences, and understand overall impacts on quality of life. My clients work to develop healthy coping mechanisms through self-reflection and therapeutic connection to better navigate their relationships, emotions, and life stressors. I would love to work together to create healthy coping skills, enhance interpersonal relationships, and improve quality of life.
(475) 244-9773 View (475) 244-9773
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Medina Cecunjanin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
Are you a high-achieving Type A who has accomplished professional success but is struggling? Do you feel disengaged, lonely, negative, and beginning to dislike the person you are becoming? I have specialized training with high-functioning individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and relationship issues. I can help you harness your difficulties by learning how to manage stressors that come up in life and building resilience. I combine strategies from the best in our field, including evidence-based, solution-focused, and exploratory treatment. Simply put, whatever you're going through, I can help.
Are you a high-achieving Type A who has accomplished professional success but is struggling? Do you feel disengaged, lonely, negative, and beginning to dislike the person you are becoming? I have specialized training with high-functioning individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and relationship issues. I can help you harness your difficulties by learning how to manage stressors that come up in life and building resilience. I combine strategies from the best in our field, including evidence-based, solution-focused, and exploratory treatment. Simply put, whatever you're going through, I can help.
(475) 242-0378 View (475) 242-0378
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Donna Dyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
Have you wondered if Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can be helpful to you? I offer a phone consultation to answer any questions you may have and will be by your side to navigate the process during these challenging times. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults to more effectively regulate emotions, reduce problematic behavior and enhance problem-solving skills. I provide a time-limited, goal directed, and structured treatment to help clients work through their challenges and learn to become their own therapist. Clients often see a reduction of symptoms early on in treatment.
Have you wondered if Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can be helpful to you? I offer a phone consultation to answer any questions you may have and will be by your side to navigate the process during these challenging times. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults to more effectively regulate emotions, reduce problematic behavior and enhance problem-solving skills. I provide a time-limited, goal directed, and structured treatment to help clients work through their challenges and learn to become their own therapist. Clients often see a reduction of symptoms early on in treatment.
(203) 349-9416 View (203) 349-9416
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Jennifer Perera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
Accepting New Clients! Are you pregnant but not feeling like yourself? Or a new mom who feels like you are failing in the parenting business? Feel like you get upset with your partner for what seems to be “small things"? Perhaps you are trying desperately to get pregnant only to be faced with infertility or recurring miscarriages. Depression in women is quite common, we just don’t go around talking about it. We put on a happy face and do what we feel is expected of us. But statistics tell us that approximately 20% of women experience depression or anxiety while pregnant or just after having a baby.
Accepting New Clients! Are you pregnant but not feeling like yourself? Or a new mom who feels like you are failing in the parenting business? Feel like you get upset with your partner for what seems to be “small things"? Perhaps you are trying desperately to get pregnant only to be faced with infertility or recurring miscarriages. Depression in women is quite common, we just don’t go around talking about it. We put on a happy face and do what we feel is expected of us. But statistics tell us that approximately 20% of women experience depression or anxiety while pregnant or just after having a baby.
(973) 358-7636 View (973) 358-7636
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Jesse Michael Osborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
Life isn’t always easy, and can be even less so in these uncertain times. There are disappointments and victories, trying struggles, periods of blissful calm and resounding joy. Remaining mindful, open, motivated, and passionate, both about who you are, and the people and things that you love, requires ongoing focus and attention to self. An objective figure to assist you in facing your fears, accessing your internal motivation, refining your perspective, and ongoing maintenance of your emotional well being and functioning can be crucial in that endeavor.
Life isn’t always easy, and can be even less so in these uncertain times. There are disappointments and victories, trying struggles, periods of blissful calm and resounding joy. Remaining mindful, open, motivated, and passionate, both about who you are, and the people and things that you love, requires ongoing focus and attention to self. An objective figure to assist you in facing your fears, accessing your internal motivation, refining your perspective, and ongoing maintenance of your emotional well being and functioning can be crucial in that endeavor.
(718) 400-6756 View (718) 400-6756
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Charles Andrew Opsahl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
You may have wondered whether therapy could be helpful to you. I offer a phone consult to discuss any questions you may have. I understand the impact of your psychological health and am committed to helping during this time. As a senior staff therapist at Zackson Psychology group, I enjoy working with individuals who are intelligent and thoughtful but may be struggling with anxiety, depression, family, and work issues. I work to create a safe and non- judgmental space where we can explore your challenges and find ways to reconnect with your healthier and positive self.
You may have wondered whether therapy could be helpful to you. I offer a phone consult to discuss any questions you may have. I understand the impact of your psychological health and am committed to helping during this time. As a senior staff therapist at Zackson Psychology group, I enjoy working with individuals who are intelligent and thoughtful but may be struggling with anxiety, depression, family, and work issues. I work to create a safe and non- judgmental space where we can explore your challenges and find ways to reconnect with your healthier and positive self.
(203) 403-6626 View (203) 403-6626
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Denaye Barahona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
Are you looking for a solution to be a calmer parent and raise a happier kid? Do you have a kid you are worried about? It can be hard to know who to call and where to begin. If you are reading this, you might feel exhausted and overwhelmed in parenthood. You probably didn’t expect family life to feel this hard. Like most parents, you are doing your best—but you and your kid(s) deserve some real tools and strategies to begin to thrive.
Are you looking for a solution to be a calmer parent and raise a happier kid? Do you have a kid you are worried about? It can be hard to know who to call and where to begin. If you are reading this, you might feel exhausted and overwhelmed in parenthood. You probably didn’t expect family life to feel this hard. Like most parents, you are doing your best—but you and your kid(s) deserve some real tools and strategies to begin to thrive.
(203) 403-2125 View (203) 403-2125
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Dr. Jesse Metzger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878
I am a Columbia-trained clinical psychologist with expertise in treating a variety of life difficulties, including anxiety, depression, academic and career struggles, and self-esteem issues. I work well with a variety of clients, from college and graduate students to senior executives. I am compassionate, easy to talk to, and real. Whether you are experiencing chronic feelings of anxiety, unhappiness, or procrastinating and feeling stuck, I can help get your life back on track and reach your full potential. My clients often see reduction in symptoms and improvement early on in treatment.
I am a Columbia-trained clinical psychologist with expertise in treating a variety of life difficulties, including anxiety, depression, academic and career struggles, and self-esteem issues. I work well with a variety of clients, from college and graduate students to senior executives. I am compassionate, easy to talk to, and real. Whether you are experiencing chronic feelings of anxiety, unhappiness, or procrastinating and feeling stuck, I can help get your life back on track and reach your full potential. My clients often see reduction in symptoms and improvement early on in treatment.
(203) 721-6746 View (203) 721-6746
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Sage Williamson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverside, CT 06878  (Online Only)
Have you wondered if you would benefit from Teletherapy? I offer a phone consultation to discuss any questions you may have and will be by your side to navigate the process during this challenging time. I am a licensed clinician who works well with high functioning individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career issues, and trauma related issues. I also do coaching to optimize work performance. My approach is to empower you. I draw on your strength while building new skills to work through your challenges and learn to become your own therapist. My focus it to help you achieve a fulfilling life.
Have you wondered if you would benefit from Teletherapy? I offer a phone consultation to discuss any questions you may have and will be by your side to navigate the process during this challenging time. I am a licensed clinician who works well with high functioning individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career issues, and trauma related issues. I also do coaching to optimize work performance. My approach is to empower you. I draw on your strength while building new skills to work through your challenges and learn to become your own therapist. My focus it to help you achieve a fulfilling life.
(475) 251-7806 View (475) 251-7806

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Riverside, CT

30+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Riverside, CT who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
89% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
83% Coping Skills
78% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
78% Oxford
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Riverside, CT see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Riverside?

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.