Therapists in Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI

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Kristina Pikunas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
Experiencing painful feelings or distress in a relationship, work, in life, perhaps along with low mood or too much tension? I am interested in your story. It is natural to feel overwhelmed at times and it is not a sign of weak character to seek help. In a safe environment, as we explore the internal conflicts and patterns that get in the way of living fully, healing and change can result. Insight can also emerge from actions taken in life - what it is that you do and how you do it - and this is also explored in therapy.
Experiencing painful feelings or distress in a relationship, work, in life, perhaps along with low mood or too much tension? I am interested in your story. It is natural to feel overwhelmed at times and it is not a sign of weak character to seek help. In a safe environment, as we explore the internal conflicts and patterns that get in the way of living fully, healing and change can result. Insight can also emerge from actions taken in life - what it is that you do and how you do it - and this is also explored in therapy.
(808) 468-7242 View (808) 468-7242
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Matthias Darricarrere
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to therapy hinges on finding what works for you as an individual. This takes a lot of honesty and courage about the things with which you struggle. My commitment to my clients is to help them see these dynamics more clearly from a place of clarity, dignity, & respect and empower them towards a life that feels more meaningful and fulfilling. I have a strong focus on relationships. This includes the connections we have with meaningful people in our lives as well as the relationship we have with ourselves. Naturally, topics such as belonging, accountability, and shared experience tend to be important conversations for us.
My approach to therapy hinges on finding what works for you as an individual. This takes a lot of honesty and courage about the things with which you struggle. My commitment to my clients is to help them see these dynamics more clearly from a place of clarity, dignity, & respect and empower them towards a life that feels more meaningful and fulfilling. I have a strong focus on relationships. This includes the connections we have with meaningful people in our lives as well as the relationship we have with ourselves. Naturally, topics such as belonging, accountability, and shared experience tend to be important conversations for us.
(808) 646-2225 View (808) 646-2225
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Joanne Bautista
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
Waitlist for new clients
I have enjoyed over 20 years of working with a diverse range of clients of all ages, addressing multiple needs in various settings. While creating a safe and supportive environment, my work with clients is collaborative; assisting clients to feel empowered and inspired to face challenges and embrace change, helping clients define their meaning of recovery, and developing goals specific to clients' needs. Areas of focus include: Life transitions such as marriage, family planning, new career, retirement, death; relationship issues, military family challenges, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders.
I have enjoyed over 20 years of working with a diverse range of clients of all ages, addressing multiple needs in various settings. While creating a safe and supportive environment, my work with clients is collaborative; assisting clients to feel empowered and inspired to face challenges and embrace change, helping clients define their meaning of recovery, and developing goals specific to clients' needs. Areas of focus include: Life transitions such as marriage, family planning, new career, retirement, death; relationship issues, military family challenges, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders.
(808) 518-4864 View (808) 518-4864
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Celeste Carrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96813
Often described as empathetic, diligent and astute, Celeste has experience working with victims of human trafficking. She knew after this experience that she wanted to become a therapist. She believes that something as small as a giggle, as well as reaching weekly goals, recovery maintenance and regaining one’s self-confidence can have a big impact on guests. She believes the smallest of steps can lead to the biggest strides. Celeste finds it fulfilling witnessing guests come full circle and regain their confidence, hope and sense of normalcy through the work they do in therapy.
Often described as empathetic, diligent and astute, Celeste has experience working with victims of human trafficking. She knew after this experience that she wanted to become a therapist. She believes that something as small as a giggle, as well as reaching weekly goals, recovery maintenance and regaining one’s self-confidence can have a big impact on guests. She believes the smallest of steps can lead to the biggest strides. Celeste finds it fulfilling witnessing guests come full circle and regain their confidence, hope and sense of normalcy through the work they do in therapy.
(808) 736-6014 View (808) 736-6014
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Dr. Pedro Luis Benach
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96813
Aloha and mahalo visiting my page! I welcome individuals and families who want answers to their difficult questions. I specialize in treatment and evaluations that cover a variety of concerns in toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, and aging adults. Your concerns may be related to Alzheimer's, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, ADHD, behavioral problems, developmental delays, Dementia, Depression, Intellectual Disability, Dissociation, Traumatic Stress, and many other concerns that impact your daily life. I combine a humanistic approach with cognitive behavioral interventions to maximize your time and treatment.
Aloha and mahalo visiting my page! I welcome individuals and families who want answers to their difficult questions. I specialize in treatment and evaluations that cover a variety of concerns in toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, and aging adults. Your concerns may be related to Alzheimer's, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, ADHD, behavioral problems, developmental delays, Dementia, Depression, Intellectual Disability, Dissociation, Traumatic Stress, and many other concerns that impact your daily life. I combine a humanistic approach with cognitive behavioral interventions to maximize your time and treatment.
(808) 809-9463 View (808) 809-9463
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Dr. Allana Wade Coffee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814  (Online Only)
Consulting with a confidential, knowledgeable & experienced counselor often provides relief from confusion & uncertainty. I have worked as a counselor for over 15 years providing individual & couples therapy addressing employment, relationships & intimacy issues. Using a combination of education and cognitive-behavioral therapy I keep individual, couples & family sessions safe, professional & fun. For more information please see my website:www.drallanacoffee.com.
Consulting with a confidential, knowledgeable & experienced counselor often provides relief from confusion & uncertainty. I have worked as a counselor for over 15 years providing individual & couples therapy addressing employment, relationships & intimacy issues. Using a combination of education and cognitive-behavioral therapy I keep individual, couples & family sessions safe, professional & fun. For more information please see my website:www.drallanacoffee.com.
(808) 731-2675 View (808) 731-2675
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Honolulu Psychology Collective
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814  (Online Only)
Honolulu Psychology Collective is a private group therapy practice founded by Allana Coffee, Ph.D. and Jerry Coffee. Both Dr. Coffee and Mr. Coffee have been in practice for a collective total of nearly 40 years. They have combined their experience, knowledge, expertise and love of the community to establish Honolulu Psychology Collective. HPC is comprised of clinical psychologists and clinical social workers who have a high level of experience, knowledge and compassion. HPC offers evidence based therapy with warmth and care. We are here for you.
Honolulu Psychology Collective is a private group therapy practice founded by Allana Coffee, Ph.D. and Jerry Coffee. Both Dr. Coffee and Mr. Coffee have been in practice for a collective total of nearly 40 years. They have combined their experience, knowledge, expertise and love of the community to establish Honolulu Psychology Collective. HPC is comprised of clinical psychologists and clinical social workers who have a high level of experience, knowledge and compassion. HPC offers evidence based therapy with warmth and care. We are here for you.
(808) 707-5246 View (808) 707-5246
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Dr. Lori Ferreira, LMHC, NCC
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
I provide services throughout the state of Hawai’i, all islands are welcomed! I know finding a therapist can be a daunting task. I hope this profile will help you take the first step in prioritizing your emotional wellbeing to live a more meaningful life. The most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between you and I. My approach to therapy is focused on the unique needs of the individual and/or the family from a person-centered/ humanistic lens. My therapeutic foundation is centered on my cultural background, and built upon the platform of Lōkahi.
I provide services throughout the state of Hawai’i, all islands are welcomed! I know finding a therapist can be a daunting task. I hope this profile will help you take the first step in prioritizing your emotional wellbeing to live a more meaningful life. The most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between you and I. My approach to therapy is focused on the unique needs of the individual and/or the family from a person-centered/ humanistic lens. My therapeutic foundation is centered on my cultural background, and built upon the platform of Lōkahi.
(866) 659-1083 View (866) 659-1083
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Henry Beck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy for mood disorders, trauma, and relationship difficulties. Along with these specializations I have specific training and experience in forensic issues. My practice uses cutting-edge and empirically based psychotherapies, delivered with warmth and care. In addition to psychotherapy I perform psychological assessments for ADHD, assessments of cognitive abilities, as well as assessment of emotion and personality characteristics.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy for mood disorders, trauma, and relationship difficulties. Along with these specializations I have specific training and experience in forensic issues. My practice uses cutting-edge and empirically based psychotherapies, delivered with warmth and care. In addition to psychotherapy I perform psychological assessments for ADHD, assessments of cognitive abilities, as well as assessment of emotion and personality characteristics.
(808) 419-7299 View (808) 419-7299
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Fiona Hayashi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSCP, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
Accepting new clients on a limited basis. In person sessions! Welcome, are you ready and willing to explore the patterns and behaviors that have kept you stuck? It is a difficult decision deciding who to trust with you and your family's well being and I appreciate that you are considering me as your therapist. I believe in each person's innate resilience and ability to grow through life's challenges. My role is to walk along side you and guide you, as you make your own decisions and increase your confidence and self-esteem.
Accepting new clients on a limited basis. In person sessions! Welcome, are you ready and willing to explore the patterns and behaviors that have kept you stuck? It is a difficult decision deciding who to trust with you and your family's well being and I appreciate that you are considering me as your therapist. I believe in each person's innate resilience and ability to grow through life's challenges. My role is to walk along side you and guide you, as you make your own decisions and increase your confidence and self-esteem.
(808) 201-3696 View (808) 201-3696
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Bridget Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814  (Online Only)
"What we think, we become." These difficult thoughts and feelings can be a gateway for personal growth, and seeking therapy is a courageous step in the healing process. I will support you to heal, deepen, and improve your relationship with yourself and others by bringing awareness to your present thoughts and historical patterns that no longer serve you. I will work in collaboration with you by providing a nonjudgmental, safe, empowering, and compassionate environment.
"What we think, we become." These difficult thoughts and feelings can be a gateway for personal growth, and seeking therapy is a courageous step in the healing process. I will support you to heal, deepen, and improve your relationship with yourself and others by bringing awareness to your present thoughts and historical patterns that no longer serve you. I will work in collaboration with you by providing a nonjudgmental, safe, empowering, and compassionate environment.
(808) 670-1043 View (808) 670-1043
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Lucille M Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96813
Lucille Miller is a seasoned Licensed Social Worker based in the picturesque state of Hawaii, boasting an expansive career rooted in resilient determination and compassionate care. Working primarily with individuals and older adults ranging from middle-aged individuals to the elderly, Lucille offers a sanctuary where clients can work through life’s trials including crisis management, grief handling, and spirituality-related concerns.
Lucille Miller is a seasoned Licensed Social Worker based in the picturesque state of Hawaii, boasting an expansive career rooted in resilient determination and compassionate care. Working primarily with individuals and older adults ranging from middle-aged individuals to the elderly, Lucille offers a sanctuary where clients can work through life’s trials including crisis management, grief handling, and spirituality-related concerns.
(808) 219-0616 View (808) 219-0616
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Karisa Yoshida
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MSCP, MFT-I
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96826
I've worked with clients addressing stressful life transitions, relationship challenges, domestic or intimate partner abuse, and grief. Clients have approached therapy with different levels of experience, including newcomers, returning after a break, or those mandated by court. Throughout these interactions, compassion, kindness, and self-acceptance have been consistent elements. I collaborate with clients right from the start, providing 15 to 30 minutes of consultation to listen to your concerns, address any questions, and offer referrals if I'm not the best match for your needs.
I've worked with clients addressing stressful life transitions, relationship challenges, domestic or intimate partner abuse, and grief. Clients have approached therapy with different levels of experience, including newcomers, returning after a break, or those mandated by court. Throughout these interactions, compassion, kindness, and self-acceptance have been consistent elements. I collaborate with clients right from the start, providing 15 to 30 minutes of consultation to listen to your concerns, address any questions, and offer referrals if I'm not the best match for your needs.
(808) 720-2124 View (808) 720-2124
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Brie Tanioka-Ventura
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
Aloha! My name is Brie and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with more than 20 years working in the mental health field. My office is located in Kaka’ako where I work with children, teens and adults experiencing a variety of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I have extensive experience in Autism, ADHD, behavioral issues and parenting concerns. I use a person-centered approach in order to create a safe and comfortable environment for my clients.
Aloha! My name is Brie and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with more than 20 years working in the mental health field. My office is located in Kaka’ako where I work with children, teens and adults experiencing a variety of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I have extensive experience in Autism, ADHD, behavioral issues and parenting concerns. I use a person-centered approach in order to create a safe and comfortable environment for my clients.
(808) 793-4985 View (808) 793-4985
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Sara Wong
Psychologist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my practice. Being raised with local culture and values has informed my approach to therapy. I care about understanding the unique factors that make who you are as a person, the family systems and diversity variables that help to inform your worldview, and how we can address your concerns with evidence-based approaches to individual therapy. I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. As of July 2024, I will have limited availability for couples therapy.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my practice. Being raised with local culture and values has informed my approach to therapy. I care about understanding the unique factors that make who you are as a person, the family systems and diversity variables that help to inform your worldview, and how we can address your concerns with evidence-based approaches to individual therapy. I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. As of July 2024, I will have limited availability for couples therapy.
(808) 435-5882 View (808) 435-5882
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Nick Osborne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
God created you for greatness. However, challenges in life are attempting to hinder you from being the person you are meant to be. I am here to help. With my laid-back and compassionate approach, I create a warm and safe environment where you will feel validated, empowered, and at times challenged. I value providing holistic therapy, where together we will develop mental, emotional, and spiritual tools that will assist you in becoming your best self. I enjoy working with children, teens, and young adults who seek help with identity issues, spiritual development, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, and athletic performance.
God created you for greatness. However, challenges in life are attempting to hinder you from being the person you are meant to be. I am here to help. With my laid-back and compassionate approach, I create a warm and safe environment where you will feel validated, empowered, and at times challenged. I value providing holistic therapy, where together we will develop mental, emotional, and spiritual tools that will assist you in becoming your best self. I enjoy working with children, teens, and young adults who seek help with identity issues, spiritual development, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, and athletic performance.
(808) 435-7178 View (808) 435-7178
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Pumehana Psychology LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814  (Online Only)
I'm Dr. Lisa Lee, PsyD (she/her) and mahalo nui loa for taking the time to read about my practice. Pumehana means "warm hearted" in Hawaiian, which is the type of therapist I strive to be with my clients. Being born and raised on O'ahu, I am all too familiar with the stigma placed upon seeking help in many communities and hope to greet you with the warm and accepting stance you deserve. Although I specialize in seeing LGBTQ+/MVPFAFF+ clients, I am licensed to serve a broad range of clients across the Hawaiian Islands via telehealth.
I'm Dr. Lisa Lee, PsyD (she/her) and mahalo nui loa for taking the time to read about my practice. Pumehana means "warm hearted" in Hawaiian, which is the type of therapist I strive to be with my clients. Being born and raised on O'ahu, I am all too familiar with the stigma placed upon seeking help in many communities and hope to greet you with the warm and accepting stance you deserve. Although I specialize in seeing LGBTQ+/MVPFAFF+ clients, I am licensed to serve a broad range of clients across the Hawaiian Islands via telehealth.
(808) 534-4777 View (808) 534-4777
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Amanda A Courter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Amanda, and I have 22 years of experience in Clinical Social Work. I specialize in several areas. Eating disorders on a spectrum from Bariatric patients to Anorexia Nervosa, Abuse (verbal, physical, and sexual), Anxiety, Depression, and Criminal Behavior. We work in the Mental Health field with adolescents and adults. I also have extensive legal and court experience. Many of these areas overlap, and I would happily speak with you about your needs.
Hi, I'm Amanda, and I have 22 years of experience in Clinical Social Work. I specialize in several areas. Eating disorders on a spectrum from Bariatric patients to Anorexia Nervosa, Abuse (verbal, physical, and sexual), Anxiety, Depression, and Criminal Behavior. We work in the Mental Health field with adolescents and adults. I also have extensive legal and court experience. Many of these areas overlap, and I would happily speak with you about your needs.
(808) 518-3726 View (808) 518-3726
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Kali Ikemoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814
Aloha! Life likes to throw curve balls at us, throwing different challenges when we least expect them. Working through these challenges is not always easy when you are alone. Let me help you and your 'ohana grow together and be more vital than ever. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have more than 15 years of experience working within the home, school, clinic-based, and community-based settings, ranging from individual, family, and couples counseling.
Aloha! Life likes to throw curve balls at us, throwing different challenges when we least expect them. Working through these challenges is not always easy when you are alone. Let me help you and your 'ohana grow together and be more vital than ever. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have more than 15 years of experience working within the home, school, clinic-based, and community-based settings, ranging from individual, family, and couples counseling.
(808) 201-2651 View (808) 201-2651
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Hawaii Center for Sexual & Relationship Health
Psychologist, PhD, PSY, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI 96814  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with aspects of your sex life or sexuality? Are you ashamed of your sexual feelings, actions, or preferences? Do you find yourself hiding your sexual behavior from others or masturbating more than you wish? Do you identify as LGBTQIA & struggling with coming out? Do you feel discomfort with your assigned gender & need support around transitioning? Do you have unresolved painful feelings interfering with your ability to have a satisfying sexual relationship? Are you having relationship difficulties due to an affair?
Are you struggling with aspects of your sex life or sexuality? Are you ashamed of your sexual feelings, actions, or preferences? Do you find yourself hiding your sexual behavior from others or masturbating more than you wish? Do you identify as LGBTQIA & struggling with coming out? Do you feel discomfort with your assigned gender & need support around transitioning? Do you have unresolved painful feelings interfering with your ability to have a satisfying sexual relationship? Are you having relationship difficulties due to an affair?
(808) 419-7844 View (808) 419-7844
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Number of Therapists in Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Hawaii Medical Services Association
60% University Health Alliance
58% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association

How Therapists in Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu?

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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.