Therapists in Downtown, Stamford, CT

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Toni V Brown
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06902
My goal is to empower you to make better choices and see the potential within yourself. I focus on working through your issues from a strengths perspective in a safe, nonjudgemental atmosphere. I incorporate a variety of treatment orientations in order to help you acquire the tools and coping skills you need to break maladaptive patterns of behavior. You will decide what changes you are ready to explore.
My goal is to empower you to make better choices and see the potential within yourself. I focus on working through your issues from a strengths perspective in a safe, nonjudgemental atmosphere. I incorporate a variety of treatment orientations in order to help you acquire the tools and coping skills you need to break maladaptive patterns of behavior. You will decide what changes you are ready to explore.
(203) 774-4699 View (203) 774-4699
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06902
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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Photo of Neil Becker, LCSW, JD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Neil Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06902
I am passionate about working with college students and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, and/or addiction. In addition to targeting negative thoughts (CBT), I use an acceptance-based approach (ACT) by encouraging clients to accept current thoughts patterns. Additionally, I use EMDR to eliminate the negative impact of trauma including those resulting in PTSD.
I am passionate about working with college students and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, and/or addiction. In addition to targeting negative thoughts (CBT), I use an acceptance-based approach (ACT) by encouraging clients to accept current thoughts patterns. Additionally, I use EMDR to eliminate the negative impact of trauma including those resulting in PTSD.
(203) 350-0592 View (203) 350-0592
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Susan Woehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06905  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual therapist who sees patients in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey and I am currently providing telehealth sessions. I believe that life is a journey and my goal as a therapist is to come along side and provide you with support and a safe space to talk and process life challenges. I believe every challenge in life is an opportunity for personal growth and renewal.
I am a bilingual therapist who sees patients in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey and I am currently providing telehealth sessions. I believe that life is a journey and my goal as a therapist is to come along side and provide you with support and a safe space to talk and process life challenges. I believe every challenge in life is an opportunity for personal growth and renewal.
(203) 457-3823 View (203) 457-3823
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Clorinda Bulfamante
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06901
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
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Photo of Jennifer Makadok, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jennifer Makadok
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06905
I have over thirty years in practice, providing clients with a trusted, collaborative and individualized therapeutic experience. Stress, acute crisis, trauma, and interpersonal conflicts can all create ineffective ways of coping, possibly resulting in substance abuse, symptoms of anxiety and depression, obsessive thinking, perfectionism and other unhealthy conditions. Common objectives in therapy often include shifting unhelpful behavior patterns into effective strategies, improving interpersonal communications, self-esteem and a sense of belonging, to live a better life.
I have over thirty years in practice, providing clients with a trusted, collaborative and individualized therapeutic experience. Stress, acute crisis, trauma, and interpersonal conflicts can all create ineffective ways of coping, possibly resulting in substance abuse, symptoms of anxiety and depression, obsessive thinking, perfectionism and other unhealthy conditions. Common objectives in therapy often include shifting unhelpful behavior patterns into effective strategies, improving interpersonal communications, self-esteem and a sense of belonging, to live a better life.
(475) 253-8797 View (475) 253-8797
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06902
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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Photo of Jane Brooks, EdD, LPC,  CT, NY Psyc, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jane Brooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CT, NY Psyc
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06901  (Online Only)
You are a person of many strengths who is feeling a bit rocky now. Maybe you would like some support to help manage your emotions, are grieving, or upset over an illness of someone close to you. Perhaps work or school issues are prominent in your thoughts. If you have lost self confidence, you have shown strength in looking for assistance to help regain faith and love of yourself. Whatever you are feeling or currently lacking, clearing up your confusion will help you to relax and regain your previous joy in life. We can explore the courage you may have forgotten and the resilience that you may have lost.
You are a person of many strengths who is feeling a bit rocky now. Maybe you would like some support to help manage your emotions, are grieving, or upset over an illness of someone close to you. Perhaps work or school issues are prominent in your thoughts. If you have lost self confidence, you have shown strength in looking for assistance to help regain faith and love of yourself. Whatever you are feeling or currently lacking, clearing up your confusion will help you to relax and regain your previous joy in life. We can explore the courage you may have forgotten and the resilience that you may have lost.
(203) 779-6219 View (203) 779-6219
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Victoria Shumard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06901  (Online Only)
I specialize in OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, BPD, anxiety, & substance abuse. I have helped hundreds of teens, adults, & families working to address the root causes of issues resulting in healing, growth & change. Whether you struggle with rumination, compulsions, sadness, highs/lows, reactivity, issues in relationships, self-esteem, or loss of control in your life. Together, we will focus on progress, positive reinforcement, and replacement; challenging thinking patterns, emotional regulation, mindfulness, grounding, & behavioral action, resulting in positive internal & external outcomes & a reduction of symptoms and distress
I specialize in OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, BPD, anxiety, & substance abuse. I have helped hundreds of teens, adults, & families working to address the root causes of issues resulting in healing, growth & change. Whether you struggle with rumination, compulsions, sadness, highs/lows, reactivity, issues in relationships, self-esteem, or loss of control in your life. Together, we will focus on progress, positive reinforcement, and replacement; challenging thinking patterns, emotional regulation, mindfulness, grounding, & behavioral action, resulting in positive internal & external outcomes & a reduction of symptoms and distress
(802) 242-8890 View (802) 242-8890
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Gilda Stern Orwasher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06902
I am a psychotherapist who wil work with your family, couples, and you as an individual for both long and short term treatment. My experience of over 15 years is in various treatment modalities from psychoanalytic training to cognitive behavioral techniques. My most successful treatment has been with individuals who are in a life adjustment phase. My techniques have achieved success for people who are trying finding a life partner, having or adopting children , recoving from the loss of a spouse and partner, restructing careers and blending families. I take insurance assignments and want to help you with lifes' issues.
I am a psychotherapist who wil work with your family, couples, and you as an individual for both long and short term treatment. My experience of over 15 years is in various treatment modalities from psychoanalytic training to cognitive behavioral techniques. My most successful treatment has been with individuals who are in a life adjustment phase. My techniques have achieved success for people who are trying finding a life partner, having or adopting children , recoving from the loss of a spouse and partner, restructing careers and blending families. I take insurance assignments and want to help you with lifes' issues.
(203) 405-5204 View (203) 405-5204
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Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06901
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Photo of Samantha Lavy, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Samantha Lavy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06905
Making the decision to see a therapist can be difficult. As a relationship therapist, Samantha dedicates herself to her clients with complete transparency and authenticity. She works with clients to find their inner strengths and resources to overcome the obstacles that may be keeping them ‘stuck’. Samantha works with clients to ‘zoom out’ and see the big picture: how the relationships in their life, including friends, intimate partners, family members and colleagues, impact the relationships they have with themself.
Making the decision to see a therapist can be difficult. As a relationship therapist, Samantha dedicates herself to her clients with complete transparency and authenticity. She works with clients to find their inner strengths and resources to overcome the obstacles that may be keeping them ‘stuck’. Samantha works with clients to ‘zoom out’ and see the big picture: how the relationships in their life, including friends, intimate partners, family members and colleagues, impact the relationships they have with themself.
(844) 924-2202 View (844) 924-2202
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06901
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Two to Four Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Two to Four Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(475) 265-5519 View (475) 265-5519
Photo of Ethel Moore, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ethel Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06905
I have 20 plus years of experience working with adults, youths and families addressing concerns surrounding Intimate Partner Violence, Substance Use/Abuse, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, and Internal/External Personal well-being. In addition, assessing risk and safety while creating and implementing safety/behavioral plans within the family unit.
I have 20 plus years of experience working with adults, youths and families addressing concerns surrounding Intimate Partner Violence, Substance Use/Abuse, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, and Internal/External Personal well-being. In addition, assessing risk and safety while creating and implementing safety/behavioral plans within the family unit.
(203) 594-8247 View (203) 594-8247
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Amy Albero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CLC, CPT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06902
I am passionate about working with adults and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and/or body image issues. Through my clinical training as a therapist, along with my fitness and nutrition background, I use a creative and flexible approach to help individuals work through their difficulties while also highlighting their strengths. My mission is to help clients know themselves, their triggers, their patterns and learn ways to connect better to themselves and others. I believe that everyone has within them the tools they need to feel and live their best lives.
I am passionate about working with adults and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and/or body image issues. Through my clinical training as a therapist, along with my fitness and nutrition background, I use a creative and flexible approach to help individuals work through their difficulties while also highlighting their strengths. My mission is to help clients know themselves, their triggers, their patterns and learn ways to connect better to themselves and others. I believe that everyone has within them the tools they need to feel and live their best lives.
(203) 502-7432 View (203) 502-7432
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Matthew Phillips Sex And Relationship Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06905
Currently accepting new clients in office (Stamford) and online (NY and CT). I empower adults and adolescents as they grow in response to depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have had their sexuality, gender, and relationships marginalized, especially members of the LGBTQ community. Another important focus of my practice is sex therapy with men. I welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations, gender presentations, and consensual relationship models.
Currently accepting new clients in office (Stamford) and online (NY and CT). I empower adults and adolescents as they grow in response to depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have had their sexuality, gender, and relationships marginalized, especially members of the LGBTQ community. Another important focus of my practice is sex therapy with men. I welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations, gender presentations, and consensual relationship models.
(475) 234-3823 View (475) 234-3823
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Catherine A Hogan-Autism Communications Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ASDCS
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06901  (Online Only)
Are you successful at your job or with courses in college; yet, you are having difficulty communicating effectively with others? You may find it challenging to get your work done despite your exceptional job skill or academic achievement. Or, your partner may be frequently upset because you don’t seem to understand what he or she needs. You may be feeling frustrated and suspect some form of autism? Certainly you don’t want to feel life has to be so difficult. Perhaps you would like tools that can improve your situation or an innovative way you can navigate your challenges. You may be a parent trying to help your chil socially.
Are you successful at your job or with courses in college; yet, you are having difficulty communicating effectively with others? You may find it challenging to get your work done despite your exceptional job skill or academic achievement. Or, your partner may be frequently upset because you don’t seem to understand what he or she needs. You may be feeling frustrated and suspect some form of autism? Certainly you don’t want to feel life has to be so difficult. Perhaps you would like tools that can improve your situation or an innovative way you can navigate your challenges. You may be a parent trying to help your chil socially.
(203) 580-6812 View (203) 580-6812
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Elizabeth Catherine Ferrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06902  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals reclaim their lives by creating a way forward when experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety and during the aftermath of trauma (recent or decades ago). I offer equal parts compassion, reflection and empathy as well as concrete problem solving and skills to help you create the life you imagine and deserve.
I specialize in helping individuals reclaim their lives by creating a way forward when experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety and during the aftermath of trauma (recent or decades ago). I offer equal parts compassion, reflection and empathy as well as concrete problem solving and skills to help you create the life you imagine and deserve.
(475) 290-6664 View (475) 290-6664
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Muna Bhandari
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06905  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for your interest. I hope to have the honor of getting to know you on your healing journey. Throughout my career I have had the privilege of helping many navigate life challenges, complex trauma, anxiety, and move towards a more fulfilling and values-driven life. I have a special interest in working with individuals going through life transitions, motherhood, adoption, complex family dynamic issues, demanding careers, and those seeking a deeper relationship with themselves. I am here to support you on your journey.
Welcome and thank you for your interest. I hope to have the honor of getting to know you on your healing journey. Throughout my career I have had the privilege of helping many navigate life challenges, complex trauma, anxiety, and move towards a more fulfilling and values-driven life. I have a special interest in working with individuals going through life transitions, motherhood, adoption, complex family dynamic issues, demanding careers, and those seeking a deeper relationship with themselves. I am here to support you on your journey.
(203) 941-6385 View (203) 941-6385
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Daniel Menely
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, BCC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Stamford, CT 06901
As your therapist, I provide a warm and supportive space where you can talk freely without being judged. I won't just sit there – instead, I'll ask questions, offer suggestions, and reflect on what you share. Together, we'll work on dealing with the things that are bothering you in your everyday life, be it challenges with relationships, work, or family. Whether our work is one-on-one, with you two as a couple, or with your teen, my clients gain valuable insights and practical tools to get unstuck and move forward. Imagine leaving each session feeling understood, empowered, and equipped to navigate life with confidence.
As your therapist, I provide a warm and supportive space where you can talk freely without being judged. I won't just sit there – instead, I'll ask questions, offer suggestions, and reflect on what you share. Together, we'll work on dealing with the things that are bothering you in your everyday life, be it challenges with relationships, work, or family. Whether our work is one-on-one, with you two as a couple, or with your teen, my clients gain valuable insights and practical tools to get unstuck and move forward. Imagine leaving each session feeling understood, empowered, and equipped to navigate life with confidence.
(203) 456-8960 View (203) 456-8960

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Stamford, CT

300+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Downtown, Stamford, CT who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Downtown, Stamford, CT see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, Stamford?

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.