Therapists in Newark, DE

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Ishan Berry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702
My name is Ishan Berry, and I am a LPCMH in the state of Delaware. I'm passionate about helping people reach their mental health goals so they can live their lives to the fullest. I have a master's degree in mental health counseling from Springfield College. I have over ten years of professional experience serving adolescents and adults. My approach is to work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. The modalities I mainly utilize are reality and CBT, which, in combination, challenge clients to evaluate and change negative thoughts and action patterns.
My name is Ishan Berry, and I am a LPCMH in the state of Delaware. I'm passionate about helping people reach their mental health goals so they can live their lives to the fullest. I have a master's degree in mental health counseling from Springfield College. I have over ten years of professional experience serving adolescents and adults. My approach is to work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. The modalities I mainly utilize are reality and CBT, which, in combination, challenge clients to evaluate and change negative thoughts and action patterns.
(302) 343-5964 View (302) 343-5964
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Lucian McMillan- Cardona at Rising Hope Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
Nice to meet you! Talk to me! You have my attention! Memories are not just thoughts; they are also felt. It takes a skillful Clinician like me to help make the connection between thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I am aware that the mind replays what the heart cannot delete, and we are all unique in our experiences. This is why I implement different approaches that are practical, purposeful, directive, and problem-solving in nature. I value honesty, self-worth, and the importance of a working relationship. I approach therapy as a healing process. “Scars tell where we have been. They do not dictate where we are going.” Hearthplace.
Nice to meet you! Talk to me! You have my attention! Memories are not just thoughts; they are also felt. It takes a skillful Clinician like me to help make the connection between thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I am aware that the mind replays what the heart cannot delete, and we are all unique in our experiences. This is why I implement different approaches that are practical, purposeful, directive, and problem-solving in nature. I value honesty, self-worth, and the importance of a working relationship. I approach therapy as a healing process. “Scars tell where we have been. They do not dictate where we are going.” Hearthplace.
(302) 305-8228 View (302) 305-8228
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Michele Turley
Psychologist, MEd, PsyD, ABSNP
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19713
I provide specialized evaluations that address neurodiversity and neurodevelopmental issues; like autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities (dyslexia), or language/other processing issues that could impact school and work performance. I also assess psychiatric and psychological difficulties to provide a comprehensive evaluation. I take a holistic culturally sensitive approach and consider all aspects of your life that might be causing you challenges. I consider how you are uniquely impacted by any neurological, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties that your are experiencing so that you feel understood and empowered.
I provide specialized evaluations that address neurodiversity and neurodevelopmental issues; like autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities (dyslexia), or language/other processing issues that could impact school and work performance. I also assess psychiatric and psychological difficulties to provide a comprehensive evaluation. I take a holistic culturally sensitive approach and consider all aspects of your life that might be causing you challenges. I consider how you are uniquely impacted by any neurological, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties that your are experiencing so that you feel understood and empowered.
(302) 476-2104 View (302) 476-2104
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Mani Thomas
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19713
Mani Thomas is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Delaware who has been practicing since 2005. He has a Post Master's Professional Diploma in Counseling. Mani strives to be an agent of change and makes sure the focus is on the client's needs and wellness. He has expertise in supporting individuals experiencing challenges such as addiction, mental illness, and psychosocial stressors. In his free time, Mani enjoys travel, sports, and attending multicultural events.
Mani Thomas is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Delaware who has been practicing since 2005. He has a Post Master's Professional Diploma in Counseling. Mani strives to be an agent of change and makes sure the focus is on the client's needs and wellness. He has expertise in supporting individuals experiencing challenges such as addiction, mental illness, and psychosocial stressors. In his free time, Mani enjoys travel, sports, and attending multicultural events.
(302) 216-9650 View (302) 216-9650
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Jodi Willems
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19713
I offer in-person sessions at my location in Newark. I am a trauma therapist trained and certified in EMDR. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. EMDR helps people work through traumatic experiences and begin the healing process. Trauma covers a wide array of experiences including physical trauma, emotional and verbal abuse, grief, sexual assault, combat, and so much more…. If you feel you have trauma or other life stressors, please contact me to set up a free consultation so we can talk about your unique life story and experiences.
I offer in-person sessions at my location in Newark. I am a trauma therapist trained and certified in EMDR. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. EMDR helps people work through traumatic experiences and begin the healing process. Trauma covers a wide array of experiences including physical trauma, emotional and verbal abuse, grief, sexual assault, combat, and so much more…. If you feel you have trauma or other life stressors, please contact me to set up a free consultation so we can talk about your unique life story and experiences.
(302) 303-5401 View (302) 303-5401
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Miles Leon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19713
Miles Leon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2001. Miles offers clients help through CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, and Solution Focus Therapy. Outside of work, Miles enjoys running and hiking.
Miles Leon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2001. Miles offers clients help through CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, and Solution Focus Therapy. Outside of work, Miles enjoys running and hiking.
(302) 209-9291 View (302) 209-9291
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Letty Ye
Counselor, LACMH, MSEd, MPhiEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19711
Hi there, and welcome! I'm really proud of you for taking the big first step in seeking help. You are not alone in your struggle. I am a therapist having a multicultural background; I grew up in Shanghai and have spent considerable time in Japan. I moved to the U.S. after high school and completed my undergraduate degree in California and my graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania. I possess firsthand experience as an immigrant and an astute cultural awareness that helps me to serve clients from many diverse backgrounds dealing with different life transitions. It's important to me that you feel seen and heard.
Hi there, and welcome! I'm really proud of you for taking the big first step in seeking help. You are not alone in your struggle. I am a therapist having a multicultural background; I grew up in Shanghai and have spent considerable time in Japan. I moved to the U.S. after high school and completed my undergraduate degree in California and my graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania. I possess firsthand experience as an immigrant and an astute cultural awareness that helps me to serve clients from many diverse backgrounds dealing with different life transitions. It's important to me that you feel seen and heard.
(302) 665-1123 View (302) 665-1123
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Wallesca Priscilla Castro Rodriguez Subasic
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19711
I'm here to listen, support, advocate, and sometimes stay silent with the person in front of me that presents issues such as multicultural and social justice, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, minorities, psycho-oncology, end-of-life issues, health disparities, LGBTQ+ and Latinxs. The most important thing I want you to take from therapy is that you'll rise again. Understanding that being able to be your true self is one of the most vital components of good mental health, I am glad to be part of that journey with you. There's no ideal or perfect client; there's a human struggling or going through tough times.
I'm here to listen, support, advocate, and sometimes stay silent with the person in front of me that presents issues such as multicultural and social justice, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, minorities, psycho-oncology, end-of-life issues, health disparities, LGBTQ+ and Latinxs. The most important thing I want you to take from therapy is that you'll rise again. Understanding that being able to be your true self is one of the most vital components of good mental health, I am glad to be part of that journey with you. There's no ideal or perfect client; there's a human struggling or going through tough times.
(302) 924-3920 View (302) 924-3920
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Steve K. D. Eichel
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CST
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19711
Please Note! I do not take insurance. My practice is currently limited to sex therapy, treatment of sexual trauma, and treatment of coercion/cult-related issues. I see patients Mondays through Wed. I work intensively with shame-based disorders, including addiction, trauma, sexual dysfunction and acting-out behaviors. I see many adolescents who struggle with identity and guarded secrets. I have been extensively trained in adult, adolescent and child psychology. I am licensed and Board-certified, and I am credentialed in addictions, hypnosis, EMDR, and am a Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT).
Please Note! I do not take insurance. My practice is currently limited to sex therapy, treatment of sexual trauma, and treatment of coercion/cult-related issues. I see patients Mondays through Wed. I work intensively with shame-based disorders, including addiction, trauma, sexual dysfunction and acting-out behaviors. I see many adolescents who struggle with identity and guarded secrets. I have been extensively trained in adult, adolescent and child psychology. I am licensed and Board-certified, and I am credentialed in addictions, hypnosis, EMDR, and am a Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT).
(302) 570-0983 View (302) 570-0983
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Bernice Banks
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
I specialize in life transitions, grief and loss, self-esteem, anxiety and motivation. In addition to an individualized person-centered approach, I offer acceptance and commitment therapy.
I specialize in life transitions, grief and loss, self-esteem, anxiety and motivation. In addition to an individualized person-centered approach, I offer acceptance and commitment therapy.
(302) 305-7220 View (302) 305-7220
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Nicole Nefosky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702
Nicole is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and received her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University. Her previous experience includes family based and in-home therapy for children and adolescents with severe behavioral challenges and mental health issues, as well as their families. Nicole has also been trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Nicole is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and received her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University. Her previous experience includes family based and in-home therapy for children and adolescents with severe behavioral challenges and mental health issues, as well as their families. Nicole has also been trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
(302) 200-4643 View (302) 200-4643
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Megan Lynn Mullins
Counselor, LCPC, LPCMH, ACE CPT, Pn1
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19711
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 14 years of experience. I specialize in the use of EMDR, BSP (Brain Spotting), Internal Family Systems Therapy as well as RLT, AEDP, DBT, and ERP. I am also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach. As a former D1 athlete, my approach to psychotherapy is a holistic one. My clients have specifically appreciated the rate at which they are able to experience benefits from therapy. I work out of two offices, one on Main Street in Newark (within walking distance of University of Delaware), the other in Elkton.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 14 years of experience. I specialize in the use of EMDR, BSP (Brain Spotting), Internal Family Systems Therapy as well as RLT, AEDP, DBT, and ERP. I am also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach. As a former D1 athlete, my approach to psychotherapy is a holistic one. My clients have specifically appreciated the rate at which they are able to experience benefits from therapy. I work out of two offices, one on Main Street in Newark (within walking distance of University of Delaware), the other in Elkton.
(302) 587-8395 View (302) 587-8395
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Michael Travisano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19713
Dr. Michael A. Travisano (or Dr. T. for short) is a Psychiatrist in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. Dr. T graduated with a Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2021. Throughout his graduate training, he has done therapy and psychological testing with children, adolescents, and adults of various life experiences and treatment goals. Dr. T helps individuals across the lifespan with a variety of mental health concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, anger issues, general life stressors, and stage of life issues.
Dr. Michael A. Travisano (or Dr. T. for short) is a Psychiatrist in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. Dr. T graduated with a Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2021. Throughout his graduate training, he has done therapy and psychological testing with children, adolescents, and adults of various life experiences and treatment goals. Dr. T helps individuals across the lifespan with a variety of mental health concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, anger issues, general life stressors, and stage of life issues.
(302) 665-1425 View (302) 665-1425
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Charter Behavior Management
MEd, BCBA, LBS, LBA
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19713
Aggression, tantrums, non-compliance, inappropriate social interactions, inflexibility and rigid eating habits and undesirable behaviors causes stress in the home, school and community. Ultimately, families want to stay together, but don't know how when the behaviors are depleting and defeating. CBM will work with your family to create the best plan conducive to your family's values, beliefs and environment to create the togetherness that you all desire and deserve.
Aggression, tantrums, non-compliance, inappropriate social interactions, inflexibility and rigid eating habits and undesirable behaviors causes stress in the home, school and community. Ultimately, families want to stay together, but don't know how when the behaviors are depleting and defeating. CBM will work with your family to create the best plan conducive to your family's values, beliefs and environment to create the togetherness that you all desire and deserve.
(302) 493-4885 View (302) 493-4885
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Harold Scott Whittle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19711
Hello! My name is Scott and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. If your relationships are struggling or out of balance; if you are feeling anxious, depressed or distressed; if your past is showing up in the present; if you are giving away yourself way too much; if your emotions are all over the place; if self-medicating has you numbed out; if your self-care is suffering or nonexistent — I am here to help. I provide judgment-free care to individuals, couples, and families in need of a safe space to grow and heal. Therapy can take on any shape that is necessary in order to effectively address your unique wants and needs.
Hello! My name is Scott and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. If your relationships are struggling or out of balance; if you are feeling anxious, depressed or distressed; if your past is showing up in the present; if you are giving away yourself way too much; if your emotions are all over the place; if self-medicating has you numbed out; if your self-care is suffering or nonexistent — I am here to help. I provide judgment-free care to individuals, couples, and families in need of a safe space to grow and heal. Therapy can take on any shape that is necessary in order to effectively address your unique wants and needs.
(302) 313-2177 View (302) 313-2177
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Lauren Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19711
I know what it's like to feel backed into a corner and how helpful it can be to have that extra support. Finding a therapist can be similar to finding the right school, the right shoes, or the right couch for your new apartment; sometimes it’s a fit right away and other times it’s a process. As someone who has spent time therapist shopping myself, I emphasize the importance of working together to help people find the therapist that fits for them. I work with individuals to create the most comfortable fit in our work together, using a collaborative and holistic approach to therapy and viewing the therapeutic process as a team effort.
I know what it's like to feel backed into a corner and how helpful it can be to have that extra support. Finding a therapist can be similar to finding the right school, the right shoes, or the right couch for your new apartment; sometimes it’s a fit right away and other times it’s a process. As someone who has spent time therapist shopping myself, I emphasize the importance of working together to help people find the therapist that fits for them. I work with individuals to create the most comfortable fit in our work together, using a collaborative and holistic approach to therapy and viewing the therapeutic process as a team effort.
(302) 488-0695 View (302) 488-0695
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Christine Hoffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19711
I am Christine Hoffman working with individuals with mental health issues. I have an ability to invoke trust, warmth and empathy with my clients. Through my career many people have noted a natural connection with me and a desire and comfort in talking about their concerns. I strive to use those connections to promote a therapeutic relationship that fosters positive emotional growth of my clients.
I am Christine Hoffman working with individuals with mental health issues. I have an ability to invoke trust, warmth and empathy with my clients. Through my career many people have noted a natural connection with me and a desire and comfort in talking about their concerns. I strive to use those connections to promote a therapeutic relationship that fosters positive emotional growth of my clients.
(302) 214-6015 View (302) 214-6015
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Christopher William Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19713
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 10 years of experience working in the mental heath field. I have worked with various populations including children and adolescents with mental health/behavior problems, adults with co-occurring disorders and incarcerated juveniles. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I view client's from the Strengths Based and Eco-Systems perspectives. And I am passionate about helping individual and families overcome life's challenges.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 10 years of experience working in the mental heath field. I have worked with various populations including children and adolescents with mental health/behavior problems, adults with co-occurring disorders and incarcerated juveniles. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I view client's from the Strengths Based and Eco-Systems perspectives. And I am passionate about helping individual and families overcome life's challenges.
(302) 524-0814 View (302) 524-0814
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Brian Newby
Counselor, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19711
Brian (he/his/him) is a social psychologist, Delaware-licensed master social worker. Graduating from University of Delaware with a PhD in Sociology in 2014, he worked as a Sociology professor at several DE and PA universities and colleges, educating students on a variety of topics from race/ethnicity, human sexuality, social problems, and technological change. He also functioned as an LBGTQ+ Safe Space trainer, sensitizing faculty and staff to the needs of students identifying as LBGTQ+. Since then, Brian has worked as a counselor in private practice, helping clients with a variety of mental health concerns.
Brian (he/his/him) is a social psychologist, Delaware-licensed master social worker. Graduating from University of Delaware with a PhD in Sociology in 2014, he worked as a Sociology professor at several DE and PA universities and colleges, educating students on a variety of topics from race/ethnicity, human sexuality, social problems, and technological change. He also functioned as an LBGTQ+ Safe Space trainer, sensitizing faculty and staff to the needs of students identifying as LBGTQ+. Since then, Brian has worked as a counselor in private practice, helping clients with a variety of mental health concerns.
(302) 209-8762 View (302) 209-8762
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Lena Queen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702  (Online Only)
I am Mx. Lena Queen (they/Queen), owner of Journey Wellness & Consulting (not to be confused with Journeys). Journey Wellness is a mental health and somatic sex therapy service and consulting practice. My service and support have shifted from traditional outpatient and sex therapy to providing (1) hypnotherapy and erotic hypnotherapy to support clients who are already in therapy, (2) somatic sex therapy by clinical referral, in addition to,(3) clinical supervision, guest clinical supervision, case consultation focusing on sexuality, somatics, in addition to, (4) supporting professional burn-out and compass.
I am Mx. Lena Queen (they/Queen), owner of Journey Wellness & Consulting (not to be confused with Journeys). Journey Wellness is a mental health and somatic sex therapy service and consulting practice. My service and support have shifted from traditional outpatient and sex therapy to providing (1) hypnotherapy and erotic hypnotherapy to support clients who are already in therapy, (2) somatic sex therapy by clinical referral, in addition to,(3) clinical supervision, guest clinical supervision, case consultation focusing on sexuality, somatics, in addition to, (4) supporting professional burn-out and compass.
(302) 240-4107 View (302) 240-4107
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Newark, DE

300+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Newark, DE who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
70% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
60% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
76% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Highmark

How Therapists in Newark, DE see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Newark?

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.