Therapists in Rehoboth Beach, DE

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Mel Strunk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer therapy to those struggling with a range of life stressors. I specialize in treating eating disorders, negative body image, and poor self esteem. I also offer support around anxiety, depression, life transitions and family and relationship issues. I work with individuals 18 years old and above. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where my clients can explore their feelings and emotions in a nonjudgemental atmosphere. Poor body image can be hard to deal with. If you have an issue with food, weight, or are unhappy with the way you look, contact me.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer therapy to those struggling with a range of life stressors. I specialize in treating eating disorders, negative body image, and poor self esteem. I also offer support around anxiety, depression, life transitions and family and relationship issues. I work with individuals 18 years old and above. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where my clients can explore their feelings and emotions in a nonjudgemental atmosphere. Poor body image can be hard to deal with. If you have an issue with food, weight, or are unhappy with the way you look, contact me.
(610) 285-9673 View (610) 285-9673
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Lisa Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Lisa Brooks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2005. She completed her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland and received her clinical licensure two years after graduating with her MSW. Lisa Brooks has more than 15 years of experience working alongside adults, teenagers, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, depression, trauma, grief, and LGBTQ+. Lisa utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy. Each person is different, therefore may need different approaches in therapy.
Lisa Brooks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2005. She completed her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland and received her clinical licensure two years after graduating with her MSW. Lisa Brooks has more than 15 years of experience working alongside adults, teenagers, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, depression, trauma, grief, and LGBTQ+. Lisa utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy. Each person is different, therefore may need different approaches in therapy.
(302) 306-2754 View (302) 306-2754
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Joseph L Schwartz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
No one teaches us how to handle the setbacks of life. Whether they be personal, family, career, or interpersonal. Sometimes problems can feel like a tremendous burden. In fact, obstacles are often pathways to reach a higher understanding of ourselves and how we fit into the larger scheme of things. Freedom from fear, worry, anxiety, depression, and sleepless nights arrives with the acceptance of non-perfection. We are all human and fallible, born to make mistakes. In a world of judgements and comparisons we need to treat ourselves and others with respect and compassion. "Be yourself..everyone else is taken".
No one teaches us how to handle the setbacks of life. Whether they be personal, family, career, or interpersonal. Sometimes problems can feel like a tremendous burden. In fact, obstacles are often pathways to reach a higher understanding of ourselves and how we fit into the larger scheme of things. Freedom from fear, worry, anxiety, depression, and sleepless nights arrives with the acceptance of non-perfection. We are all human and fallible, born to make mistakes. In a world of judgements and comparisons we need to treat ourselves and others with respect and compassion. "Be yourself..everyone else is taken".
(302) 423-7011 View (302) 423-7011
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Robin Barnett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
I have provided more than 16 years of licensed professional counseling services in the state of PA prior to moving to Delaware in fall of 2021. I have worked with clients of all ages, mostly adolescents and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, stress and personality disorders. During my career, I taught Family Studies, Child and Human Development and Teen Concerns courses in an urban school district for 23 years, as well. I received my master's degree from Kutztown University in counseling Psychology and my undergraduate degree from Albright College in Reading, PA.
I have provided more than 16 years of licensed professional counseling services in the state of PA prior to moving to Delaware in fall of 2021. I have worked with clients of all ages, mostly adolescents and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, stress and personality disorders. During my career, I taught Family Studies, Child and Human Development and Teen Concerns courses in an urban school district for 23 years, as well. I received my master's degree from Kutztown University in counseling Psychology and my undergraduate degree from Albright College in Reading, PA.
(302) 405-2407 View (302) 405-2407
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Ocean Waves Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCMH, LPC
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971  (Online Only)
Welcome to Ocean Waves, where I am dedicated to providing a tailored and culturally diverse therapeutic experience for every client. My commitment is to offer meticulous attention and high-quality services through Evidenced-Based Treatment, a proven and effective approach for addressing various issues. Ideal clients for me are those who are ready to embark on a transformative path, individuals committed to making lasting changes in their lives. If you're willing to put in the hard work and prioritize your treatment, together we can overcome any obstacles that stand in your way.
Welcome to Ocean Waves, where I am dedicated to providing a tailored and culturally diverse therapeutic experience for every client. My commitment is to offer meticulous attention and high-quality services through Evidenced-Based Treatment, a proven and effective approach for addressing various issues. Ideal clients for me are those who are ready to embark on a transformative path, individuals committed to making lasting changes in their lives. If you're willing to put in the hard work and prioritize your treatment, together we can overcome any obstacles that stand in your way.
(302) 204-2119 View (302) 204-2119
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Larissa Trelles
Counselor, LACMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Waitlist for new clients
As a queer neurospicy Latina, it is essential to serve the BIPOC community and a way to stay connected to my roots; I offer psychotherapy services in English and Spanish. I adapt my work to clients’ needs and create a safer space for clients to process their life experiences. Es importante para mi ofrecer un espacio sin juicios y seguro para mis clientes donde podemos procesar sus emociones y experiencias.
As a queer neurospicy Latina, it is essential to serve the BIPOC community and a way to stay connected to my roots; I offer psychotherapy services in English and Spanish. I adapt my work to clients’ needs and create a safer space for clients to process their life experiences. Es importante para mi ofrecer un espacio sin juicios y seguro para mis clientes donde podemos procesar sus emociones y experiencias.
(302) 305-4667 View (302) 305-4667
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Mike E. Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MAPC, LPCMH, NBCC
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. If requested, I offer a free 15 minute consult to see if I am a right fit for you. Currently, I only provide tele-video counseling. Whether it’s brief, solutions-based counseling, or longer ongoing deeper therapy, our sessions are about you and your needs. Along with our sessions together, I love to offer clients educational ideas to empower them to learn, heal, and grow at their comfortable pace. My relaxed demeanor and experience working as a former lead group educator in an acute dual-diagnosis psychiatric hospital has allowed me to work with diverse populations and their important goals with great care.
Accepting new clients. If requested, I offer a free 15 minute consult to see if I am a right fit for you. Currently, I only provide tele-video counseling. Whether it’s brief, solutions-based counseling, or longer ongoing deeper therapy, our sessions are about you and your needs. Along with our sessions together, I love to offer clients educational ideas to empower them to learn, heal, and grow at their comfortable pace. My relaxed demeanor and experience working as a former lead group educator in an acute dual-diagnosis psychiatric hospital has allowed me to work with diverse populations and their important goals with great care.
(302) 206-8964 View (302) 206-8964
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Karen L Barwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Life happens...and not always as we hope or plan. Stress can stem from life transitions, grief/loss, interpersonal relationships to past trauma. We may struggle with depression or anxiety, or perhaps it's just a general sense of "unease" that is difficult to explain...things look fine on the outside, but just don't feel right on the inside. I work in partnership with my clients to help them find more ease with the process of being human. In an atmosphere that values curiosity over judgment, we will build upon current strengths while developing new pathways for healing and growth.
Life happens...and not always as we hope or plan. Stress can stem from life transitions, grief/loss, interpersonal relationships to past trauma. We may struggle with depression or anxiety, or perhaps it's just a general sense of "unease" that is difficult to explain...things look fine on the outside, but just don't feel right on the inside. I work in partnership with my clients to help them find more ease with the process of being human. In an atmosphere that values curiosity over judgment, we will build upon current strengths while developing new pathways for healing and growth.
(302) 396-6341 View (302) 396-6341
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Amanda Mahony
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Amanda B. Mahony (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health specializing in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief, substance use disorders and working with the LGBTQI+ population. Amanda treats patients between the ages of 6 and 90 utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Amanda has completed trainings in DBT, TF-CBT, Complex Trauma, Reiki I, and is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), having received her 300 hour in 2017 from Sadhana Yoga in New York and her 200 hour in 2015 from Burlington Yoga in Vermont.
Amanda B. Mahony (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health specializing in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief, substance use disorders and working with the LGBTQI+ population. Amanda treats patients between the ages of 6 and 90 utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Amanda has completed trainings in DBT, TF-CBT, Complex Trauma, Reiki I, and is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), having received her 300 hour in 2017 from Sadhana Yoga in New York and her 200 hour in 2015 from Burlington Yoga in Vermont.
(302) 306-4454 View (302) 306-4454
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Amanda Mahony Albanese
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Amanda Albanese (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health specializing in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief, substance use disorders and working with the LGBTQI+ population. Amanda treats patients between the ages of 6 and 90 utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Amanda has completed trainings in DBT, TF-CBT, Complex Trauma, Reiki I, and is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), having received her 300 hour in 2017 from Sadhana Yoga in New York and her 200 hour in 2015 from Burlington Yoga in Vermont.
Amanda Albanese (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health specializing in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief, substance use disorders and working with the LGBTQI+ population. Amanda treats patients between the ages of 6 and 90 utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Amanda has completed trainings in DBT, TF-CBT, Complex Trauma, Reiki I, and is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), having received her 300 hour in 2017 from Sadhana Yoga in New York and her 200 hour in 2015 from Burlington Yoga in Vermont.
(302) 437-1941 View (302) 437-1941
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Laura Lynn Epstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a positive step toward increasing your life satisfaction. I take a collaborative approach with my clients to help empower, strengthen, and enhance their lives. With increasing self-awareness clients can make meaningful changes in the way they relate to others, function in the world, and see themselves. Whether you are looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation, or if you are simply looking to better understand yourself, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Therapy is a positive step toward increasing your life satisfaction. I take a collaborative approach with my clients to help empower, strengthen, and enhance their lives. With increasing self-awareness clients can make meaningful changes in the way they relate to others, function in the world, and see themselves. Whether you are looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation, or if you are simply looking to better understand yourself, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(302) 464-8756 View (302) 464-8756
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A Window To Wellness [AWTW]
LCSW, LPCMH, CAADC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
At A Window To Wellness, we aim to inspire confidence and embrace inclusivity, utilizing the most comprehensive and holistic-oriented psychotherapeutic treatment methods while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards. All are welcomed.
At A Window To Wellness, we aim to inspire confidence and embrace inclusivity, utilizing the most comprehensive and holistic-oriented psychotherapeutic treatment methods while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards. All are welcomed.
(302) 404-0947 View (302) 404-0947
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Gina Raciti
Psychologist, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971  (Online Only)
Are intrusive worries and hours of mental/physical rituals interfering in your or your child’s life? Have doubts and compulsive behaviors overshadowed your/their personality? OCD and BFRBs can surface at any age and the resulting distress and shame can be debilitating. At Oceanside Psychotherapy, I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to help clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with curiosity, mindfulness, and self-compassion. I strive to foster strong alliances with my clients so that we can work as a team in overcoming compulsive behaviors and return to living a meaningful life.
Are intrusive worries and hours of mental/physical rituals interfering in your or your child’s life? Have doubts and compulsive behaviors overshadowed your/their personality? OCD and BFRBs can surface at any age and the resulting distress and shame can be debilitating. At Oceanside Psychotherapy, I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to help clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with curiosity, mindfulness, and self-compassion. I strive to foster strong alliances with my clients so that we can work as a team in overcoming compulsive behaviors and return to living a meaningful life.
(302) 219-0953 View (302) 219-0953
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Daniel Kleiner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Daniel Kleiner, PsyD Daniel Kleiner is a Psychologist in Delaware with 30 years of experience. He has a Doctor of Psychology. Daniel believes in a treatment philosophy that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral, and Family Systems. He offers Individual Therapy and Family/Couples Therapy. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys woodworking.
Daniel Kleiner, PsyD Daniel Kleiner is a Psychologist in Delaware with 30 years of experience. He has a Doctor of Psychology. Daniel believes in a treatment philosophy that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral, and Family Systems. He offers Individual Therapy and Family/Couples Therapy. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys woodworking.
(302) 303-5148 View (302) 303-5148
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Darren Freeman-Coppadge
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Not accepting new clients
If you feel like something is missing, like you’re struggling with things that are out of balance in your life, I’m here to help you become the person you truly wish to be, to find healing, wholeness, and a sense of congruence with your values and identities. It’s so easy for life to get the best of us, leaving us feeling out of control or not fully ourselves. We’re often not even aware of how much the problems within us have to do with the systems outside of us, like our relationships, communities, and culture. That's why I especially love working with marginalized (LGBTQ+, ethnic minority, etc.) and young/emerging adults.
If you feel like something is missing, like you’re struggling with things that are out of balance in your life, I’m here to help you become the person you truly wish to be, to find healing, wholeness, and a sense of congruence with your values and identities. It’s so easy for life to get the best of us, leaving us feeling out of control or not fully ourselves. We’re often not even aware of how much the problems within us have to do with the systems outside of us, like our relationships, communities, and culture. That's why I especially love working with marginalized (LGBTQ+, ethnic minority, etc.) and young/emerging adults.
(443) 832-6750 View (443) 832-6750
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Janice Hare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, CWC
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971  (Online Only)
Licensed in both Delaware and Maryland, I am currently open to welcoming new clients. My aim is to facilitate positive change in individuals, fostering confidence and self-improvement within a secure environment. My therapeutic approach primarily revolves around client-centered therapy, with additional methods such as solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral techniques. My experience spans across aiding children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with various challenges including anxiety, self-esteem issues, attention deficit, adjustment disorders, trauma, and depression.
Licensed in both Delaware and Maryland, I am currently open to welcoming new clients. My aim is to facilitate positive change in individuals, fostering confidence and self-improvement within a secure environment. My therapeutic approach primarily revolves around client-centered therapy, with additional methods such as solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral techniques. My experience spans across aiding children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with various challenges including anxiety, self-esteem issues, attention deficit, adjustment disorders, trauma, and depression.
(302) 246-7495 View (302) 246-7495
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Nancy Maguire
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971  (Online Only)
Overwhelming experiences can leave us feeling anxious, doubtful and depressed. This may be right after the experience or some time later. I provide a safe, supportive relationship in order to help resolve those difficult feelings, but also to find a deeper understanding of the impact trauma had on you and your path to healing and thriving. I am available for telehealth in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, DC, Georgia, Illinois Kansas Kentucky Maine Maryland Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia West Virginia, Wisconsin
Overwhelming experiences can leave us feeling anxious, doubtful and depressed. This may be right after the experience or some time later. I provide a safe, supportive relationship in order to help resolve those difficult feelings, but also to find a deeper understanding of the impact trauma had on you and your path to healing and thriving. I am available for telehealth in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, DC, Georgia, Illinois Kansas Kentucky Maine Maryland Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia West Virginia, Wisconsin
(302) 205-1196 View (302) 205-1196
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Mark James Casagrande
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971  (Online Only)
I believe every person has the ability to facilitate healthy changes and has the right to be free from emotional pain and trauma. My ideal client is a person who believes in one's readiness to change one's life and open to exploring one's capacity to change from within. The therapeutic relationship is unique and transactional, and it is imperative to have a safe, trusting and nurturing environment in which to do this transformational work. I highlight a person's strengths and build from the strongest foundation possible to create the happiest and healthiest life.
I believe every person has the ability to facilitate healthy changes and has the right to be free from emotional pain and trauma. My ideal client is a person who believes in one's readiness to change one's life and open to exploring one's capacity to change from within. The therapeutic relationship is unique and transactional, and it is imperative to have a safe, trusting and nurturing environment in which to do this transformational work. I highlight a person's strengths and build from the strongest foundation possible to create the happiest and healthiest life.
(302) 524-0014 View (302) 524-0014
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Kristy Notarangelo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA, A-CBT
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Stuck or not moving on the cycle of change? Wondering why you continue to repeat unhealthy patterns throughout your life? Kristy can help you move through each different stage of life, each presenting a unique set of challenges. Psychotherapy is provided in conjunction with or without use of psychopharmacology. Psychotherapy modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Supportive Therapy and Insight Oriented approaches. Together we can overcome obstacles and reach important milestones to help achieve your goals.
Stuck or not moving on the cycle of change? Wondering why you continue to repeat unhealthy patterns throughout your life? Kristy can help you move through each different stage of life, each presenting a unique set of challenges. Psychotherapy is provided in conjunction with or without use of psychopharmacology. Psychotherapy modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Supportive Therapy and Insight Oriented approaches. Together we can overcome obstacles and reach important milestones to help achieve your goals.
(302) 246-7042 View (302) 246-7042
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John L McLaughlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
To me, an ideal client is a person who wants to live a fuller and deeper life through self examination. I believe that sitting and talking issues through with an objective third party can enable a client to see things in a new perspective and achieve more satisfaction in life.
To me, an ideal client is a person who wants to live a fuller and deeper life through self examination. I believe that sitting and talking issues through with an objective third party can enable a client to see things in a new perspective and achieve more satisfaction in life.
(302) 645-7047 View (302) 645-7047

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Number of Therapists in Rehoboth Beach, DE

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rehoboth Beach, DE who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
70% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Highmark
70% Aetna

How Therapists in Rehoboth Beach, DE see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rehoboth Beach?

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.