Therapists in Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI

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Erik Acuña
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
Welcome to Trauma Healing Hawaii. I specialize in supporting individuals navigating trauma. If you're grappling with past experiences, longing for inner peace and resilience, I'm here to help. Together, we'll address your unique needs, integrate mind-body healing practices, and work towards reclaiming your sense of wholeness. Let's embark on this journey towards healing and empowerment together. My group practice also offers yoga therapy services through our certified yoga therapist, Lauren Prendergast. See her profile page link under her profile picture.
Welcome to Trauma Healing Hawaii. I specialize in supporting individuals navigating trauma. If you're grappling with past experiences, longing for inner peace and resilience, I'm here to help. Together, we'll address your unique needs, integrate mind-body healing practices, and work towards reclaiming your sense of wholeness. Let's embark on this journey towards healing and empowerment together. My group practice also offers yoga therapy services through our certified yoga therapist, Lauren Prendergast. See her profile page link under her profile picture.
(808) 582-8287 View (808) 582-8287
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Jason K. Kaneaiakala
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
'Ike Loa means to seek wisdom and to grow in your own personal knowledge. At 'Ike Loa Therapeutic Services, we aim to foster every individual's person growth in their therapeutic journey. We all experience challenges and trauma in our lives that may effect us. We believe in taking the time to focus on both your mental and behavioral health and your well being through a safe and healthy therapeutic process.
'Ike Loa means to seek wisdom and to grow in your own personal knowledge. At 'Ike Loa Therapeutic Services, we aim to foster every individual's person growth in their therapeutic journey. We all experience challenges and trauma in our lives that may effect us. We believe in taking the time to focus on both your mental and behavioral health and your well being through a safe and healthy therapeutic process.
(808) 900-4363 View (808) 900-4363
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Ingrid Middleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, or trauma? Do you need a safe, compassionate space to heal and reconnect with yourself? As a trauma-informed, integrative, and holistic therapist, I am here for you. Together, we’ll transform pain into resilience, guiding you towards wholeness and balance. If your goal is to reclaim your life and inner peace, I am dedicated to supporting you on this journey, nurturing your mind, body, and spirit every step of the way.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, or trauma? Do you need a safe, compassionate space to heal and reconnect with yourself? As a trauma-informed, integrative, and holistic therapist, I am here for you. Together, we’ll transform pain into resilience, guiding you towards wholeness and balance. If your goal is to reclaim your life and inner peace, I am dedicated to supporting you on this journey, nurturing your mind, body, and spirit every step of the way.
(808) 556-7169 View (808) 556-7169
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Ruth Davis MFT LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAC, ICADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
Aloha! I am a bilingual (Tagalog & English) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Honolulu with over 8 years of experience. My experience involves working with individuals with mild to severe and persistent mental illness (Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia,PTSD, and Substance Abuse). I have also worked with individuals with a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress related to work , and relationship issues.
Aloha! I am a bilingual (Tagalog & English) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Honolulu with over 8 years of experience. My experience involves working with individuals with mild to severe and persistent mental illness (Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia,PTSD, and Substance Abuse). I have also worked with individuals with a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress related to work , and relationship issues.
(808) 219-0781 View (808) 219-0781
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Gerald Quimby
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MS
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
The process of selecting a therapist can add stress to the issue you are seeking help for. You want someone knowledgeable, someone you feel comfortable with, someone you can trust, and most of all, someone who will take the time to really listen to you and understand what you are experiencing. I've been a mental health professional for over 25 years working in settings including community mental health, private practice, and over half my career in military hospitals and clinics. I offer Telehealth to Hawaii. Florida, Virginia, & Rhode Island residents. Appointments outside of work hours for those on the East Coast available.
The process of selecting a therapist can add stress to the issue you are seeking help for. You want someone knowledgeable, someone you feel comfortable with, someone you can trust, and most of all, someone who will take the time to really listen to you and understand what you are experiencing. I've been a mental health professional for over 25 years working in settings including community mental health, private practice, and over half my career in military hospitals and clinics. I offer Telehealth to Hawaii. Florida, Virginia, & Rhode Island residents. Appointments outside of work hours for those on the East Coast available.
(808) 374-4287 View (808) 374-4287
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Shana Chan Pope
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Please note: Currently only doing telehealth. "The brave man (or person) is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." (Nelson Mandela) Journeying through life is not supposed to be a solitary endeavor. I have found that in times of joy and pain, it is better to have it shared with others. I value the courage that it takes to be willing to open up and explore inwardly and relationally. I provide a safe and validating environment for those who want to personally grow, explore relationship dynamics, or seek support with mental health issues.
Please note: Currently only doing telehealth. "The brave man (or person) is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." (Nelson Mandela) Journeying through life is not supposed to be a solitary endeavor. I have found that in times of joy and pain, it is better to have it shared with others. I value the courage that it takes to be willing to open up and explore inwardly and relationally. I provide a safe and validating environment for those who want to personally grow, explore relationship dynamics, or seek support with mental health issues.
(424) 234-5099 View (424) 234-5099
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Basem Darwish
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
In my practice, I typically work with all different ages and types of clients that have a range of presenting issues, from Anxiety and Depression to Couples and Family Issues, Gender Identity Struggles, Personality Disorders, and many more presenting problems. I always listen to my clients and address their needs and make sure that they are getting the maximum benefit out of therapy and are working towards achieving their short, medium, and long term goals. I always tailor my therapeutic approach to fit the unique needs of each client, and I work hard to accommodate their scheduling needs, day or night, as well as their budget.
In my practice, I typically work with all different ages and types of clients that have a range of presenting issues, from Anxiety and Depression to Couples and Family Issues, Gender Identity Struggles, Personality Disorders, and many more presenting problems. I always listen to my clients and address their needs and make sure that they are getting the maximum benefit out of therapy and are working towards achieving their short, medium, and long term goals. I always tailor my therapeutic approach to fit the unique needs of each client, and I work hard to accommodate their scheduling needs, day or night, as well as their budget.
(504) 641-4768 View (504) 641-4768
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Dr. Jeffrey Steen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
Looking for some help managing work stresses, aging, or wellness? Hoping to explore your drug or alcohol use or other addictive behaviors? For two decades, I have been providing therapy focused on collaboration and change. I have experience working with a variety of individuals and communities, primarily men, individuals identifying as LGBTQ+, and people in recovery. I'm a doctoral-educated provider, licensed in the states of Florida and Hawaii.
Looking for some help managing work stresses, aging, or wellness? Hoping to explore your drug or alcohol use or other addictive behaviors? For two decades, I have been providing therapy focused on collaboration and change. I have experience working with a variety of individuals and communities, primarily men, individuals identifying as LGBTQ+, and people in recovery. I'm a doctoral-educated provider, licensed in the states of Florida and Hawaii.
(754) 799-5610 View (754) 799-5610
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Miriam Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-II, CSAC
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Miriam. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Hawaii, as well as a Certified Anger Management Specialist II, through the National Anger Management Association, a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a supervisor for MSW's wanting to obtain licensure. I have been practicing social work for fifteen years. I work with adults on developing skills to reduce stress, depression and anger, while focusing on relationships and life transitions.
Hi! I'm Miriam. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Hawaii, as well as a Certified Anger Management Specialist II, through the National Anger Management Association, a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a supervisor for MSW's wanting to obtain licensure. I have been practicing social work for fifteen years. I work with adults on developing skills to reduce stress, depression and anger, while focusing on relationships and life transitions.
(808) 518-6429 View (808) 518-6429
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Charmae Kwan
Counselor, MSCP, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
" 'A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka hālau ho'okahi...All knowledge is not taught in one school. One can learn from many sources." I am a Native Hawaiian Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 20 years of experience. Born and raised on the windward side of Oahu, I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults and families that are faced with issues to include: trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, behavioral issues, domestic violence, divorce, parenting, substance use, incarceration and adjustment disorders.
" 'A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka hālau ho'okahi...All knowledge is not taught in one school. One can learn from many sources." I am a Native Hawaiian Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 20 years of experience. Born and raised on the windward side of Oahu, I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults and families that are faced with issues to include: trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, behavioral issues, domestic violence, divorce, parenting, substance use, incarceration and adjustment disorders.
(808) 427-0682 View (808) 427-0682
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Joanne Bautista
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
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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Dr. Brian Kehoe, Ph.D., LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Kehoe is a licensed clinical psychologist working with Dr. Brian Kehoe, Ph.D., LLC and North Shore Mental Health. Dr. Kehoe offers community based mental health services in 7 convenient offices located in Aiea, Ewa, Honolulu, Kahuku, Kaneohe, Makaha and Wahiawa. Dr. Kehoe specializes in adult, family and child psychology and offers a number of services including behavioral health treatment, child, adolescent, individual and family counseling, behavioral modification therapy, testing and assessment, psychotherapy, and skills training (ST). Outpatient substance abuse treatment and supportive services as well as face-to-face mental health crisis support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Dr. Kehoe is a licensed clinical psychologist working with Dr. Brian Kehoe, Ph.D., LLC and North Shore Mental Health. Dr. Kehoe offers community based mental health services in 7 convenient offices located in Aiea, Ewa, Honolulu, Kahuku, Kaneohe, Makaha and Wahiawa. Dr. Kehoe specializes in adult, family and child psychology and offers a number of services including behavioral health treatment, child, adolescent, individual and family counseling, behavioral modification therapy, testing and assessment, psychotherapy, and skills training (ST). Outpatient substance abuse treatment and supportive services as well as face-to-face mental health crisis support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(808) 542-9599 View (808) 542-9599
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Kristine Altwies
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Whether you are feeling a little bit off your game or deeply stuck, by seeking help you're on the right path. I work to provide a safe, supportive, and calming space. For 30 years I worked in adoption and family coaching. I am experienced in trauma, parenting, infertility, gender/ sexuality/racial identity and relationship building. I use a variety of interventions, and work with clients to set goals to plan for successful outcomes. I am eager to learn about my clients, and to figure out how best to help. Thank you for taking this step!
Whether you are feeling a little bit off your game or deeply stuck, by seeking help you're on the right path. I work to provide a safe, supportive, and calming space. For 30 years I worked in adoption and family coaching. I am experienced in trauma, parenting, infertility, gender/ sexuality/racial identity and relationship building. I use a variety of interventions, and work with clients to set goals to plan for successful outcomes. I am eager to learn about my clients, and to figure out how best to help. Thank you for taking this step!
(808) 204-4582 View (808) 204-4582
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L. Maile Labasan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Not accepting new clients
I offer guidance, support, insight, and hope for improving stress management, relationship difficulties, depression, and anxiety. Clients report feeling very comfortable and at ease within the first few minutes of meeting me. By the end of our first session, you will feel relief and have a clear idea of what I can offer in your healing path ahead. Issues may include balancing roles, grief and loss, parenting, dating or relationship concerns, career choices, or lifestyle changes. I feel very honored to be a part of the healing journey and am inspired by the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
I offer guidance, support, insight, and hope for improving stress management, relationship difficulties, depression, and anxiety. Clients report feeling very comfortable and at ease within the first few minutes of meeting me. By the end of our first session, you will feel relief and have a clear idea of what I can offer in your healing path ahead. Issues may include balancing roles, grief and loss, parenting, dating or relationship concerns, career choices, or lifestyle changes. I feel very honored to be a part of the healing journey and am inspired by the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
(855) 325-1524 View (855) 325-1524
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Dr. Kyle Good
Counselor, PhD, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Not accepting new clients
Are your child's poor choices creating problems at school or at home? Have you noticed changes in your adolescent that worry you? Is your son or daughter avoiding doing things that they need to do? For over 30 years, I have specialized in helping children and adolescents work through difficulties that cause big concerns. I combine my experience as an award winning principal and nationally recognized teacher with my expertise as a Ph.D. Psychotherapist and licensed Mental Health Counselor. My approach utilizes the most up-to-date, research-based methods available so that core issues are addressed.
Are your child's poor choices creating problems at school or at home? Have you noticed changes in your adolescent that worry you? Is your son or daughter avoiding doing things that they need to do? For over 30 years, I have specialized in helping children and adolescents work through difficulties that cause big concerns. I combine my experience as an award winning principal and nationally recognized teacher with my expertise as a Ph.D. Psychotherapist and licensed Mental Health Counselor. My approach utilizes the most up-to-date, research-based methods available so that core issues are addressed.
(808) 670-1186 View (808) 670-1186
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Hawaii Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Waitlist for new clients
Have you felt overwhelmed, restless and nervous? Perhaps racing thoughts have kept you tossing and turning all night. Have you had panic attacks that make you feel dizzy, short of breath and fearful? Maybe you find that being around people is just too stressful. Anxiety impacts our lives in different ways, and can feel unbearable at times and difficult to overcome. If you relate to any of these situations, I am here to help. We can work together to decrease your anxiety, help build a better relationship with yourself and others and create a life full of meaning and purpose.
Have you felt overwhelmed, restless and nervous? Perhaps racing thoughts have kept you tossing and turning all night. Have you had panic attacks that make you feel dizzy, short of breath and fearful? Maybe you find that being around people is just too stressful. Anxiety impacts our lives in different ways, and can feel unbearable at times and difficult to overcome. If you relate to any of these situations, I am here to help. We can work together to decrease your anxiety, help build a better relationship with yourself and others and create a life full of meaning and purpose.
(808) 201-1349 View (808) 201-1349
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Christina Lu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
"As one of the clinical psychologists at Hawaii Counseling and Wellness Center, Dr. Lu works with clients of all ages, through individual, couples, and family therapy. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues are among her clinical specialties. Dr. Lu has training in couples and family as well as emotion focused models. Dr. Lu utilizes an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates relational, cognitive behavioral, and strength based methods actively tailored to the individual, couple, or family."
"As one of the clinical psychologists at Hawaii Counseling and Wellness Center, Dr. Lu works with clients of all ages, through individual, couples, and family therapy. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues are among her clinical specialties. Dr. Lu has training in couples and family as well as emotion focused models. Dr. Lu utilizes an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates relational, cognitive behavioral, and strength based methods actively tailored to the individual, couple, or family."
(808) 369-9869 View (808) 369-9869
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Trysha LM Bodden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, 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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Jamie K. Fujimoto-Fujimoto Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Oftentimes, people are uncomfortable taking the first step to speak to a stranger about personal issues. However, once coming in for therapy, many people find it comforting to have a safe place to speak freely...with a therapist who is there to listen to them and guide them through life's difficulties. I practice with a non-judgmental approach to help my clients to reach their therapeutic goals. It is important that my clients feel comfortable with me in order for them to openly discuss the deeper issues affecting their lives.
Oftentimes, people are uncomfortable taking the first step to speak to a stranger about personal issues. However, once coming in for therapy, many people find it comforting to have a safe place to speak freely...with a therapist who is there to listen to them and guide them through life's difficulties. I practice with a non-judgmental approach to help my clients to reach their therapeutic goals. It is important that my clients feel comfortable with me in order for them to openly discuss the deeper issues affecting their lives.
(808) 258-0018 View (808) 258-0018
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Michelle E. James, Psy.D., LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI 96817
Thank you for viewing my profile. I know life can be a struggle, whether you are trying your very best to recover from something difficult that has happened, are trying to improve your relationships with others, support your children, increase your productivity, or improve your physical and mental health. You may be trying to make difficult decisions in your life, or perhaps, you know what changes you would like to make, but need some support in taking those steps in your journey forward. I will work with you or your loved one, in growing and striving for full potential.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I know life can be a struggle, whether you are trying your very best to recover from something difficult that has happened, are trying to improve your relationships with others, support your children, increase your productivity, or improve your physical and mental health. You may be trying to make difficult decisions in your life, or perhaps, you know what changes you would like to make, but need some support in taking those steps in your journey forward. I will work with you or your loved one, in growing and striving for full potential.
(808) 670-1241 View (808) 670-1241
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Coping Skills
84% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Hawaii Medical Services Association
70% University Health Alliance
60% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association

How Therapists in Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu, HI see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Liliha-Kapalama, Honolulu?

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.