Therapists in Turn Of River, Stamford, CT

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Monique-Jessica Martinez
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A, MSEd, MBA
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
Is your mental health impeding on your daily functioning or personal growth? I serve diverse backgrounds/ages. Clients seeking support coping with anxiety, grief, stress, improving daily living, developing deeper & meaningful relationships, finding genuineness & confidence in their identity or sexual orientations, & understanding child behaviors are a few I serve to reach their goals. I listen, empathize and challenge my clients. I reframe from judgement to provide a safe counseling environment with the approach of one's thoughts, behaviors and feelings to be positive. A shift in mindset can create growth and overcome adversity.
Is your mental health impeding on your daily functioning or personal growth? I serve diverse backgrounds/ages. Clients seeking support coping with anxiety, grief, stress, improving daily living, developing deeper & meaningful relationships, finding genuineness & confidence in their identity or sexual orientations, & understanding child behaviors are a few I serve to reach their goals. I listen, empathize and challenge my clients. I reframe from judgement to provide a safe counseling environment with the approach of one's thoughts, behaviors and feelings to be positive. A shift in mindset can create growth and overcome adversity.
(203) 344-7629 View (203) 344-7629
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Zoe Chiel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work with children, adolescents, parents, and individuals in the pregnancy and postpartum period. In addition to my private practice, I am a psychologist in New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's pediatric psychiatry department. With warmth and sensitivity, I aim to form a strong therapeutic relationship from which desired change can be effectively achieved. You may be feeling stressed by the demands of your parenting role, life transitions, or by your child’s complicated behavioral and emotional needs.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work with children, adolescents, parents, and individuals in the pregnancy and postpartum period. In addition to my private practice, I am a psychologist in New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's pediatric psychiatry department. With warmth and sensitivity, I aim to form a strong therapeutic relationship from which desired change can be effectively achieved. You may be feeling stressed by the demands of your parenting role, life transitions, or by your child’s complicated behavioral and emotional needs.
(646) 663-5289 View (646) 663-5289
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Schuyler Manhattan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, CHT
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
You can have a positive mindset with SOLUTION-FOCUSED THERAPY. Feeling worried, or your thoughts race, your sleep is off, or you get that feeling in your stomach? At times we get frustrated enough with someone that it affects your work, family life, or health. I know how it sucks to be questioning, stuck, and worked up with tension and concern. Then, self-doubt creeps in--but it doesn’t need to be like that anymore. If you’re curious how to get things calmer, under control, and feel more self-assured, I’m here as a confidant who listens deeply AND offers tools that really work. You CAN increase confidence!
You can have a positive mindset with SOLUTION-FOCUSED THERAPY. Feeling worried, or your thoughts race, your sleep is off, or you get that feeling in your stomach? At times we get frustrated enough with someone that it affects your work, family life, or health. I know how it sucks to be questioning, stuck, and worked up with tension and concern. Then, self-doubt creeps in--but it doesn’t need to be like that anymore. If you’re curious how to get things calmer, under control, and feel more self-assured, I’m here as a confidant who listens deeply AND offers tools that really work. You CAN increase confidence!
(203) 457-8350 View (203) 457-8350
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Patrice Kitlas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
I believe everyone can benefit from talking to someone. We intuitively seek support when faced with a stressful time or transition. Sometimes we feel stuck or think we should handle things on our own. You do not have to face a difficult time alone. I can assist you in transforming this time into an opportunity to learn something new about yourself, reveal your strengths and consider alternative perspectives. My job is to help you put your thoughts and feelings into words. I welcome the chance to partner with you on your journey,
I believe everyone can benefit from talking to someone. We intuitively seek support when faced with a stressful time or transition. Sometimes we feel stuck or think we should handle things on our own. You do not have to face a difficult time alone. I can assist you in transforming this time into an opportunity to learn something new about yourself, reveal your strengths and consider alternative perspectives. My job is to help you put your thoughts and feelings into words. I welcome the chance to partner with you on your journey,
(203) 832-9800 View (203) 832-9800
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Sara Jamison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06902
Are you seeking more joy and energy? Would you like to learn strategies to calm your nervous system and engage more fully with life? I work with adults and couples. In stressful situations, people typically revert to old unhealthy ways of coping that are no longer helpful. We work together to assess where you are stuck and what you want to achieve. I will teach you a variety of skills to help you calm and ground yourself. These include meditation, imagery and relaxation techniques. Our human brains have a negative bias. I want to help you to feel greater safety, focus on strengths and find more joy and ease in your life.
Are you seeking more joy and energy? Would you like to learn strategies to calm your nervous system and engage more fully with life? I work with adults and couples. In stressful situations, people typically revert to old unhealthy ways of coping that are no longer helpful. We work together to assess where you are stuck and what you want to achieve. I will teach you a variety of skills to help you calm and ground yourself. These include meditation, imagery and relaxation techniques. Our human brains have a negative bias. I want to help you to feel greater safety, focus on strengths and find more joy and ease in your life.
(203) 745-2150 View (203) 745-2150
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Jennifer Argenio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
Not accepting new clients
Life transitions can occur at any stage of adulthood, whether it's transitioning from college to the workforce, starting a new career, getting married or divorced, becoming a parent, coping with empty nest syndrome, or entering retirement. I am here to provide guidance and support during these times of adjustment, helping you navigate the complexities and emotions that often accompany life transitions.
Life transitions can occur at any stage of adulthood, whether it's transitioning from college to the workforce, starting a new career, getting married or divorced, becoming a parent, coping with empty nest syndrome, or entering retirement. I am here to provide guidance and support during these times of adjustment, helping you navigate the complexities and emotions that often accompany life transitions.
(475) 348-8998 View (475) 348-8998
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Kristy Allison Paz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905  (Online Only)
Life is full of unpredictable events or maybe you feel you have been dealt the wrong cards. However, you are here now, looking for support and assistance. You are stronger than what you think! You are the expert in your life and I am willing to learn about it and how the different situations you have faced might have affected you, even if you are not aware of them yet. Over the last eight years, I’ve worked alongside my clients to improve their mental wellness via counseling, education and advocacy. My goal is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients and to help you feel seen, heard and understood.
Life is full of unpredictable events or maybe you feel you have been dealt the wrong cards. However, you are here now, looking for support and assistance. You are stronger than what you think! You are the expert in your life and I am willing to learn about it and how the different situations you have faced might have affected you, even if you are not aware of them yet. Over the last eight years, I’ve worked alongside my clients to improve their mental wellness via counseling, education and advocacy. My goal is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients and to help you feel seen, heard and understood.
(475) 445-1066 View (475) 445-1066
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Cynthia Wicker Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, JD, LPC
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
After more than twenty-five years as a practicing attorney, I retrained as a pastoral psychotherapist. I chose this approach because I believe that we are all spiritual beings and in order to experience emotional healing and growth, it is important to attend to that which gives meaning to our lives, however we choose to express it. My experience as an attorney, along with my career transition, give me a unique perspective on the way challenging life experiences, even desirable ones, may impair emotional wellbeing. I am able to assist with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, and loss.
After more than twenty-five years as a practicing attorney, I retrained as a pastoral psychotherapist. I chose this approach because I believe that we are all spiritual beings and in order to experience emotional healing and growth, it is important to attend to that which gives meaning to our lives, however we choose to express it. My experience as an attorney, along with my career transition, give me a unique perspective on the way challenging life experiences, even desirable ones, may impair emotional wellbeing. I am able to assist with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, and loss.
(203) 912-2713 View (203) 912-2713
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Amanda Hirsch Geffner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
E.M. Forster, the novelist’s phrase, “Only Connect” is a good place to begin. As psychotherapist, writer, human, I am committed to listening with compassion and to helping clients find within the courage to heal, to grow and to become more fully their true selves. I have practiced in a variety of settings and with all ages since 1994. A graduate of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (2001) I specialize in Grief and Trauma work, incorporating Mindfulness teachings and practices into my approach. I am also a certified practitioner of the trauma-healing modality, EMDR (2002).
E.M. Forster, the novelist’s phrase, “Only Connect” is a good place to begin. As psychotherapist, writer, human, I am committed to listening with compassion and to helping clients find within the courage to heal, to grow and to become more fully their true selves. I have practiced in a variety of settings and with all ages since 1994. A graduate of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (2001) I specialize in Grief and Trauma work, incorporating Mindfulness teachings and practices into my approach. I am also a certified practitioner of the trauma-healing modality, EMDR (2002).
(203) 539-0826 View (203) 539-0826
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Alanna M. Voloshin, LCSW Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEO
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
I take time to assess why you are here today. I value your goals & needs to ensure the best quality of treatment. I believe trust, safety, & comfort are the keys in therapeutic success. I'm mindful, compassionate, non-judgmental,& believe it's imperative to find a balance between acceptance and change. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, and young adults struggling with trauma, addiction, BPD, and mood disorders. When exploring past & traumatic events I implement an evidence-based,collaborative approach equally effective & safe; providing you with successful goal oriented outcomes. Licenses: CT(009487) NY(085733).
I take time to assess why you are here today. I value your goals & needs to ensure the best quality of treatment. I believe trust, safety, & comfort are the keys in therapeutic success. I'm mindful, compassionate, non-judgmental,& believe it's imperative to find a balance between acceptance and change. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, and young adults struggling with trauma, addiction, BPD, and mood disorders. When exploring past & traumatic events I implement an evidence-based,collaborative approach equally effective & safe; providing you with successful goal oriented outcomes. Licenses: CT(009487) NY(085733).
(203) 794-7092 View (203) 794-7092
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Peter W Gardner
MD, FACP
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
With 30 years' experience as a treating physician and now with Hypnotherapy as my sole focus, I often see dramatic results after only one, two or three sessions. Conditions classically treated with hypnosis include Anxiety and Stress, Fears and Phobias (flying, needles, storms), Habits (nail biting, hair pulling), Performance Anxiety (public speaking, sports, shyness, test-taking), Smoking, and more. My approach to hypnosis is the same as it was in medical practice, very goal oriented and specific.
With 30 years' experience as a treating physician and now with Hypnotherapy as my sole focus, I often see dramatic results after only one, two or three sessions. Conditions classically treated with hypnosis include Anxiety and Stress, Fears and Phobias (flying, needles, storms), Habits (nail biting, hair pulling), Performance Anxiety (public speaking, sports, shyness, test-taking), Smoking, and more. My approach to hypnosis is the same as it was in medical practice, very goal oriented and specific.
(203) 446-5164 View (203) 446-5164
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Bernadette Belizaire
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
As a licensed master social worker, I am committed to helping individuals overcome challenges and achieve their goals. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and I work collaboratively with them to develop solutions tailored to their unique needs. Whether you are struggling with mental health issues, relationship problems, or other challenges, I am here to help you navigate the ups and downs of life with empathy, compassion, and expertise. Let's work together to create the positive change you deserve!
As a licensed master social worker, I am committed to helping individuals overcome challenges and achieve their goals. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and I work collaboratively with them to develop solutions tailored to their unique needs. Whether you are struggling with mental health issues, relationship problems, or other challenges, I am here to help you navigate the ups and downs of life with empathy, compassion, and expertise. Let's work together to create the positive change you deserve!
(203) 350-7096 View (203) 350-7096
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Hannah Schacht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905  (Online Only)
Every person has unique circumstances and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to delivering the best possible care. I take a truly collaborative approach with my clients at all steps of the therapy lifecycle. From defining the issues to creating a plan to address them, to establishing criteria to measure progress, and monitoring the progress, our sessions will address your situation with the uniqueness it deserves. I know that change doesn’t happen overnight nor is it easy, and I take great pride in seeing that the hard work my clients put in yields long-term, positive impacts.
Every person has unique circumstances and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to delivering the best possible care. I take a truly collaborative approach with my clients at all steps of the therapy lifecycle. From defining the issues to creating a plan to address them, to establishing criteria to measure progress, and monitoring the progress, our sessions will address your situation with the uniqueness it deserves. I know that change doesn’t happen overnight nor is it easy, and I take great pride in seeing that the hard work my clients put in yields long-term, positive impacts.
(475) 325-5832 View (475) 325-5832
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Carlo Codato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
When you seek a therapist, whether due to emotional suffering, a feeling of being "stuck," unhealthy patterns of behavior, grief or life transitions, you hope to find someone who listens. I focus on listening carefully, without judging, with a caring attitude and a commitment to understanding you. I respect the fact that you have been trying your best all along, but now you seek a helping hand. I commit myself to helping because I believe change is always possible.
When you seek a therapist, whether due to emotional suffering, a feeling of being "stuck," unhealthy patterns of behavior, grief or life transitions, you hope to find someone who listens. I focus on listening carefully, without judging, with a caring attitude and a commitment to understanding you. I respect the fact that you have been trying your best all along, but now you seek a helping hand. I commit myself to helping because I believe change is always possible.
(203) 701-6635 View (203) 701-6635
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Beth K Tafuri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905  (Online Only)
Are you searching for a way to experience more joy, worry less, decrease irritability and improve sleep and energy? Beth Tafuri, LCSW understands life's challenges can take a toll on us, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and lost. That's why she is here to extend a compassionate hand and guide you on your journey to feeling calm, centered and free from inner turmoil. Beth is a highly trained psychotherapist equipped with a deep understanding of various therapeutic approaches, empowering you to overcome obstacles and gain a sense of contentment. Beth believes that everyone is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
Are you searching for a way to experience more joy, worry less, decrease irritability and improve sleep and energy? Beth Tafuri, LCSW understands life's challenges can take a toll on us, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and lost. That's why she is here to extend a compassionate hand and guide you on your journey to feeling calm, centered and free from inner turmoil. Beth is a highly trained psychotherapist equipped with a deep understanding of various therapeutic approaches, empowering you to overcome obstacles and gain a sense of contentment. Beth believes that everyone is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
(914) 335-3855 View (914) 335-3855
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Essential Health & Beyond LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ADS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
You are the expert of your life. My goal is to assist you in identifying maladaptive behavior patterns that have prevented you from overcoming personal challenges and make positive changes to achieve life goals. I utilize all Holistic approaches to treatment including but not limited to Acupuncture, Meditation and Essential Oils.
You are the expert of your life. My goal is to assist you in identifying maladaptive behavior patterns that have prevented you from overcoming personal challenges and make positive changes to achieve life goals. I utilize all Holistic approaches to treatment including but not limited to Acupuncture, Meditation and Essential Oils.
(475) 882-8720 View (475) 882-8720
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Helene Kluger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
Sometimes we face challenges and experience setbacks that seem overwhelming. You can learn to manage life’s ups and downs and improve your overall satisfaction and well being with the right tools and guidance. Taking the first step is the hardest part of changing the things that aren’t working. Psychotherapy provides an opportunity for several things, including: relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress; healing from past and present hurts and abuses; and personal growth and change.
Sometimes we face challenges and experience setbacks that seem overwhelming. You can learn to manage life’s ups and downs and improve your overall satisfaction and well being with the right tools and guidance. Taking the first step is the hardest part of changing the things that aren’t working. Psychotherapy provides an opportunity for several things, including: relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress; healing from past and present hurts and abuses; and personal growth and change.
(475) 241-7724 View (475) 241-7724
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Elena Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905  (Online Only)
I specialize in guiding men and women who struggle silently with shame, anger, and a craving for validation. My approach helps clients gain confidence and clarity, empowering them to articulate their needs effectively. In couples therapy, I focus on fostering connection, forgiveness, and reigniting passion, particularly for those grappling with trust issues and emotional distance. Counseling for yourself or for your relationship is a transformative journey towards a more fulfilling life and relationship.
I specialize in guiding men and women who struggle silently with shame, anger, and a craving for validation. My approach helps clients gain confidence and clarity, empowering them to articulate their needs effectively. In couples therapy, I focus on fostering connection, forgiveness, and reigniting passion, particularly for those grappling with trust issues and emotional distance. Counseling for yourself or for your relationship is a transformative journey towards a more fulfilling life and relationship.
(845) 478-8167 View (845) 478-8167
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Mary E Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905
I work with adults, couples & families. I am highly trained and experienced (30 yrs.) with a faculty appointment at Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. My stance is respectful, compassionate and nonjudgmental. Every person has the inherent ability to heal and grow, and my job is to foster this process. You can overcome your anxiety, depression, burnout, loneliness, isolation, relationship tangles and/or work difficulties. Many people that I have worked with go on to live better and more fulfilling lives. My other credentials include: Fulbright Scholar in Clinical Psychology; Member, American Family Therapy Academy.
I work with adults, couples & families. I am highly trained and experienced (30 yrs.) with a faculty appointment at Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. My stance is respectful, compassionate and nonjudgmental. Every person has the inherent ability to heal and grow, and my job is to foster this process. You can overcome your anxiety, depression, burnout, loneliness, isolation, relationship tangles and/or work difficulties. Many people that I have worked with go on to live better and more fulfilling lives. My other credentials include: Fulbright Scholar in Clinical Psychology; Member, American Family Therapy Academy.
(959) 265-0889 View (959) 265-0889
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Cameron O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Turn Of River, Stamford, CT 06905  (Online Only)
I hold a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice in clinical social work. I have practiced as a member of the psychiatry team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a psychotherapist; I have also practiced at drug and alcohol treatment centers, adolescent treatment centers, and acute residential settings. I have found increased success treating teens, adults, and families. I have also founded Harborlight Counseling, where I have built a team of clinicians with expertise in working with these populations to create accessible services for all clients who need help.
I hold a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice in clinical social work. I have practiced as a member of the psychiatry team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a psychotherapist; I have also practiced at drug and alcohol treatment centers, adolescent treatment centers, and acute residential settings. I have found increased success treating teens, adults, and families. I have also founded Harborlight Counseling, where I have built a team of clinicians with expertise in working with these populations to create accessible services for all clients who need help.
(475) 889-7308 View (475) 889-7308

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Number of Therapists in Turn Of River, Stamford, CT

80+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Turn Of River, Stamford, CT who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Family Conflict
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Turn Of River, Stamford, CT see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Turn Of River, Stamford?

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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.