Therapists in Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI

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Charis Baluyot
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) from Waipahu, Hawaii, currently pursuing my clinical licensure (LCSW). I hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Creighton University and a Master of Social Work degree specializing in children and families from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. With experience spanning youth to elderly clients, I am dedicated to making a positive impact in her community.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) from Waipahu, Hawaii, currently pursuing my clinical licensure (LCSW). I hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Creighton University and a Master of Social Work degree specializing in children and families from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. With experience spanning youth to elderly clients, I am dedicated to making a positive impact in her community.
(808) 435-7252 View (808) 435-7252
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Dr. Emily Payton
MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a journey toward deeper self-awareness and emotional balance? Perhaps you’ve tried the more traditional approaches typically aimed at symptom management, but long to explore deeper into the underlying causes of your distress and treat them at the source. I offer an integration of psychotherapy, mindfulness, and when necessary, pharmaceutical support, ensuring a holistic view of your well-being.
Are you seeking a journey toward deeper self-awareness and emotional balance? Perhaps you’ve tried the more traditional approaches typically aimed at symptom management, but long to explore deeper into the underlying causes of your distress and treat them at the source. I offer an integration of psychotherapy, mindfulness, and when necessary, pharmaceutical support, ensuring a holistic view of your well-being.
(808) 563-4172 View (808) 563-4172
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Paul Grabowsky
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Hello, I am Paul Grabowsky, a licensed mental health counselor, at LMHC and a licensed teacher in Hawai’i, and a licensed professional clinical counselor in New Mexico. I am a person-centered counselor, trained in a variety of modalities, including EMDR. I enjoy working with people of all ages and incorporate my training in biology and the connection to mind/body in my approach to therapy. As a former educator, I have worked with adolescents age for many years. I like to incorporate a person-centered approach and cognitive/behavioral therapy with an emphasis on how the vagal system can impact the health of the body and mind.
Hello, I am Paul Grabowsky, a licensed mental health counselor, at LMHC and a licensed teacher in Hawai’i, and a licensed professional clinical counselor in New Mexico. I am a person-centered counselor, trained in a variety of modalities, including EMDR. I enjoy working with people of all ages and incorporate my training in biology and the connection to mind/body in my approach to therapy. As a former educator, I have worked with adolescents age for many years. I like to incorporate a person-centered approach and cognitive/behavioral therapy with an emphasis on how the vagal system can impact the health of the body and mind.
(808) 468-6471 View (808) 468-6471
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Charleen McDuffie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
Aloha from Therohana! I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist here to help you get to a better version of yourself! If you're looking for a safe space to talk to someone and heal, I am here for you. I can help support you if you are experiencing overthinking patterns or negative emotions. It can be tough to go through these situations alone. If your goal is to have more positive thinking and gain tools for a healthier mindset, I would love to work with you. If you've never tried therapy before and want to get started, it can be a great experience for you to process your emotions safely.
Aloha from Therohana! I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist here to help you get to a better version of yourself! If you're looking for a safe space to talk to someone and heal, I am here for you. I can help support you if you are experiencing overthinking patterns or negative emotions. It can be tough to go through these situations alone. If your goal is to have more positive thinking and gain tools for a healthier mindset, I would love to work with you. If you've never tried therapy before and want to get started, it can be a great experience for you to process your emotions safely.
(808) 215-4677 View (808) 215-4677
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Chelsea Cordero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
My name is Chelsea Cordero and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with clients throughout Hawaii via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief, life transitions, men's issues, substance abuse, and women's issues. I believe my style and approach are a good fit for adults who feel stuck and want change. This feeling can be related to anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief, life transitions, and/or substance abuse. My main objective is to assist you with reaching your goals because you are worthy of the life of your choosing.
My name is Chelsea Cordero and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with clients throughout Hawaii via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief, life transitions, men's issues, substance abuse, and women's issues. I believe my style and approach are a good fit for adults who feel stuck and want change. This feeling can be related to anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief, life transitions, and/or substance abuse. My main objective is to assist you with reaching your goals because you are worthy of the life of your choosing.
(808) 435-4518 View (808) 435-4518
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Zachary Callaghan- Xplor Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Finding meaning through difficulty is something all of us strive to do, and it can be hard when life throws us curveball after curveball. But, that's where therapy can help. If you're looking for a non-judgmental space to process trauma, anxiety, grief, among other issues and experiences, therapy may not only be a place to examine the obstacles, but also to find the meaning behind them. "Zooming out" is something I help clients do in order to avoid getting lost in the here-and-now obstacles. Instead, let's look at recurring patterns and find out the meaning behind those patterns.
Finding meaning through difficulty is something all of us strive to do, and it can be hard when life throws us curveball after curveball. But, that's where therapy can help. If you're looking for a non-judgmental space to process trauma, anxiety, grief, among other issues and experiences, therapy may not only be a place to examine the obstacles, but also to find the meaning behind them. "Zooming out" is something I help clients do in order to avoid getting lost in the here-and-now obstacles. Instead, let's look at recurring patterns and find out the meaning behind those patterns.
(808) 736-5523 View (808) 736-5523
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Lewis R.k. Slusher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
I have experience working with a wide variety of demographics from children and adolescents to adults, in coping with severe mental illness, trauma, and substance addiction, through the provision of individual and group treatment, case management, and applied behavioral analysis.  I have a passion for conducting therapeutic sessions and believe in a humanistic, person-centered, and collaborative approach when working with clients. I am dedicated to providing a high-level of care that assists clients in taking control of their lives and look forward to joining them in their journey of self-discovery, healing and empowerment.
I have experience working with a wide variety of demographics from children and adolescents to adults, in coping with severe mental illness, trauma, and substance addiction, through the provision of individual and group treatment, case management, and applied behavioral analysis.  I have a passion for conducting therapeutic sessions and believe in a humanistic, person-centered, and collaborative approach when working with clients. I am dedicated to providing a high-level of care that assists clients in taking control of their lives and look forward to joining them in their journey of self-discovery, healing and empowerment.
(808) 646-2834 View (808) 646-2834
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Angela Song
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Not accepting new clients
Everyone has a story. I want to hear yours. My experience as a therapist has led me to find this approach as a very effective one in bringing the transformation that people seek. Many of my patients have been surprised at how comfortable yet profound the therapeutic process has been for them. Yes, it does take hard work and personal commitment. But you won't be doing this alone. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, viewing our therapeutic relationship as central to the change process.
Everyone has a story. I want to hear yours. My experience as a therapist has led me to find this approach as a very effective one in bringing the transformation that people seek. Many of my patients have been surprised at how comfortable yet profound the therapeutic process has been for them. Yes, it does take hard work and personal commitment. But you won't be doing this alone. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, viewing our therapeutic relationship as central to the change process.
(808) 201-2706 View (808) 201-2706
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Megan Heinsohn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults that have experienced severe trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction and many other mental health conditions. I offer support for you to find coping skills to manage anxiety, depression, addiction, and other behavioral concerns. I provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to express your feelings and to utilize all of your strengths on your journey to meet your full potential.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults that have experienced severe trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction and many other mental health conditions. I offer support for you to find coping skills to manage anxiety, depression, addiction, and other behavioral concerns. I provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to express your feelings and to utilize all of your strengths on your journey to meet your full potential.
(808) 419-3092 View (808) 419-3092
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Deborah Kalei Pi'ena
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Aloha, my name is Kalei Piena (Deborah) and I have been a therapist for several years with a private practice in Hilo, HI. I have a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to therapy most of the time, but I also use a bit of other therapies to meet the needs of my client such as EMDR. I typically work with clients that are adults looking to change their behavior or understand why they react the ways they do. I try to create a safe nonjudgmental environment that feels warm and comfortable so the client may find it easier to talk.
Aloha, my name is Kalei Piena (Deborah) and I have been a therapist for several years with a private practice in Hilo, HI. I have a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to therapy most of the time, but I also use a bit of other therapies to meet the needs of my client such as EMDR. I typically work with clients that are adults looking to change their behavior or understand why they react the ways they do. I try to create a safe nonjudgmental environment that feels warm and comfortable so the client may find it easier to talk.
(808) 278-9572 View (808) 278-9572
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Trysha LM Bodden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on Oahu providing individual, couples, and family psychotherapy. I take a collaborative approach to therapy, working together with my clients to help empower, strengthen, and enhance their lives with goals of increasing self-awareness so that they can make meaningful changes in the way they relate to others, function in the world, and see themselves. I offer a safe and supportive environment for change and believe establishing a trusting relationship with my clients is one of the main elements of therapeutic success.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on Oahu providing individual, couples, and family psychotherapy. I take a collaborative approach to therapy, working together with my clients to help empower, strengthen, and enhance their lives with goals of increasing self-awareness so that they can make meaningful changes in the way they relate to others, function in the world, and see themselves. I offer a safe and supportive environment for change and believe establishing a trusting relationship with my clients is one of the main elements of therapeutic success.
(808) 419-3196 View (808) 419-3196
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Rachel Savereux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
My role in working with you, is to guide you towards a way of being that will allow you to grow and thrive- both within yourself and in the relationships and communities that surround you. I believe that the answers we seek are usually already somewhere within ourselves and that my job is to hand you the tools that will guide you to tap in to your most authentic version of yourself.
My role in working with you, is to guide you towards a way of being that will allow you to grow and thrive- both within yourself and in the relationships and communities that surround you. I believe that the answers we seek are usually already somewhere within ourselves and that my job is to hand you the tools that will guide you to tap in to your most authentic version of yourself.
(808) 374-9166 View (808) 374-9166
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Maliekalanikilaokapuanahenahe 'malie' Carvalho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
My name is Malie Carvalho. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Hilo, Hawaii. I work with clients remotely via telehealth throughout the State of Hawaii. I work with children through adults with ages ranging from 5 years old to 99 years old. I utilize EMDR, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy with my clients depending on their individual needs. My goal is to help clients identify their issues, earn appropriate coping skills, and overcome their past traumas so they can live their lives to the fullest.
My name is Malie Carvalho. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Hilo, Hawaii. I work with clients remotely via telehealth throughout the State of Hawaii. I work with children through adults with ages ranging from 5 years old to 99 years old. I utilize EMDR, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy with my clients depending on their individual needs. My goal is to help clients identify their issues, earn appropriate coping skills, and overcome their past traumas so they can live their lives to the fullest.
(808) 698-6492 View (808) 698-6492
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Napualani Spock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Aloha, my name is Napua Spock, I'm a licensed clinical social worker, and I strive to provide a compassionate safe space to support my clients as they heal, grow, and learn new strategies for living their best life. I specialize in helping people manage stressors including changes and transitions in life. I teach my clients mindful self-awareness and self-compassion, and my approach is trauma-informed and internal family systems-informed. I work with people in transition, managing change, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression.
Aloha, my name is Napua Spock, I'm a licensed clinical social worker, and I strive to provide a compassionate safe space to support my clients as they heal, grow, and learn new strategies for living their best life. I specialize in helping people manage stressors including changes and transitions in life. I teach my clients mindful self-awareness and self-compassion, and my approach is trauma-informed and internal family systems-informed. I work with people in transition, managing change, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression.
(808) 435-7034 View (808) 435-7034
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Kristin Beebe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
My approach is therapy is for us to work together as a team. I do have treatment goals based on what you want to work on, and if you agree to those goals, then we work on it together and with some homework. Therapy is about you, so if one day you came in and had a bad day, let's talk about that. I work with clients who have anxiety, sleep issues, anxiety attacks, depression, PTSD, anger, life goals, communication problems, medical issues that you want to talk about, loss, work-life balance, divorce, life cycle changes, and any issue that upset or frustrates them.
My approach is therapy is for us to work together as a team. I do have treatment goals based on what you want to work on, and if you agree to those goals, then we work on it together and with some homework. Therapy is about you, so if one day you came in and had a bad day, let's talk about that. I work with clients who have anxiety, sleep issues, anxiety attacks, depression, PTSD, anger, life goals, communication problems, medical issues that you want to talk about, loss, work-life balance, divorce, life cycle changes, and any issue that upset or frustrates them.
(808) 435-4984 View (808) 435-4984
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James L Spira
Psychologist, PhD, MPH, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
I approach therapy as education - helping clients to better identify patterns associated with difficulties, develop skills to overcome these difficulties, and learn how to utilize these skills in their daily lives in order to live as optimally as possible. We focus both on addressing the issues that have been plaguing you as well as learning to live more fully and comfortably in each moment and activity you are engaged in. Learning powerful skills helps overcome specific problems, boost resilience against future problems, and more fully enjoy daily life. Therapy is individually tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle.
I approach therapy as education - helping clients to better identify patterns associated with difficulties, develop skills to overcome these difficulties, and learn how to utilize these skills in their daily lives in order to live as optimally as possible. We focus both on addressing the issues that have been plaguing you as well as learning to live more fully and comfortably in each moment and activity you are engaged in. Learning powerful skills helps overcome specific problems, boost resilience against future problems, and more fully enjoy daily life. Therapy is individually tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle.
(808) 495-0038 View (808) 495-0038
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Jenny Grace Shaw
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
We all experience speed bumps during our life journey. Though it may seem we are "lost, "unsure of, I believe the powers we are looking for are inside YOU! One simply needs to be validated and to strengthen the emotional "muscles" that have grown weak-just as we exercise our bodies and our minds, we must exercise our emotional muscles. I genuinely believe we can not experience long-term health unless we pay close attention to our Mind, Body, and spirit a whole, our humanness. In many instances, it is our voice that is silenced, whether directly or indirectly.
We all experience speed bumps during our life journey. Though it may seem we are "lost, "unsure of, I believe the powers we are looking for are inside YOU! One simply needs to be validated and to strengthen the emotional "muscles" that have grown weak-just as we exercise our bodies and our minds, we must exercise our emotional muscles. I genuinely believe we can not experience long-term health unless we pay close attention to our Mind, Body, and spirit a whole, our humanness. In many instances, it is our voice that is silenced, whether directly or indirectly.
(808) 666-9659 View (808) 666-9659
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Therasa Lazuna Miles
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Greetings, my name is Therasa Miles-Greasley and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and Alaska and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Hawaii. I am a highly skilled and compassionate psychological counselor, with over 18 years of experience positively impacting clients by assisting clients in enhancing their lives to more fulfilling states of being. In my practice, I counsel individuals, couples, and families facing an array of issues such as relationship struggles, work difficulties, daily life challenges, spiritual conflicts, emotional crises, etc.
Greetings, my name is Therasa Miles-Greasley and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and Alaska and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Hawaii. I am a highly skilled and compassionate psychological counselor, with over 18 years of experience positively impacting clients by assisting clients in enhancing their lives to more fulfilling states of being. In my practice, I counsel individuals, couples, and families facing an array of issues such as relationship struggles, work difficulties, daily life challenges, spiritual conflicts, emotional crises, etc.
(808) 201-4529 View (808) 201-4529
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Angelica Tagaban
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Hi there! I'm Dr. Angel, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I hope to connect with you and look forward to helping you on your journey to becoming your most authentic self. This provider resides in Hawaii. I worked with clients presenting with a broad range of issues, from anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief issues, self-growth, spirituality, and life stressors. As your therapist, my goal is to help you navigate through the pit stops and detours in your life journey so that you can begin to take care of yourself.
Hi there! I'm Dr. Angel, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I hope to connect with you and look forward to helping you on your journey to becoming your most authentic self. This provider resides in Hawaii. I worked with clients presenting with a broad range of issues, from anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief issues, self-growth, spirituality, and life stressors. As your therapist, my goal is to help you navigate through the pit stops and detours in your life journey so that you can begin to take care of yourself.
(808) 460-6258 View (808) 460-6258
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Jennifer Waugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI 96817
My name is Jennifer Waugh, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My goal is to meet each patient where they are at and help them map out a path of success to get them to where they want to be in their life. I work with adults from all walks of life to cope with challenges of issues like family transitions from divorce, blending families, and adoptions, sexual and alternative lifestyle challenges, PTSD and trauma, substance use and abuse, aging, health, ADHD, and OCD, and grief or loss. I utilize an individualized strengths-based approach to work with patients within their limitations to accomplish their goals.
My name is Jennifer Waugh, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My goal is to meet each patient where they are at and help them map out a path of success to get them to where they want to be in their life. I work with adults from all walks of life to cope with challenges of issues like family transitions from divorce, blending families, and adoptions, sexual and alternative lifestyle challenges, PTSD and trauma, substance use and abuse, aging, health, ADHD, and OCD, and grief or loss. I utilize an individualized strengths-based approach to work with patients within their limitations to accomplish their goals.
(808) 746-2151 View (808) 746-2151

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Number of Therapists in Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
79% Depression
70% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
67% Stress
64% Self Esteem
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Optum
57% Hawaii Medical Services Association
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu, HI see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kalihi-Palama, 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.