Therapists in Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

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Trey Halliday Fenton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815  (Online Only)
I have a deep understanding of gender and sexuality. I recognize the challenges you may face in the coming out process and am willing to assist you with this significant life transition. I also understand the impact that gender and sexuality can have on your dating life and relationships, and I am committed to helping you cultivate loving connections with yourself, your family, and others. Additionally, I am aware of the complexities of gender dysphoria and how it can affect various aspects of your life. I do NOT write gender affirmation letters, yet I can provide referrals to providers who can be of assistance with this process.
I have a deep understanding of gender and sexuality. I recognize the challenges you may face in the coming out process and am willing to assist you with this significant life transition. I also understand the impact that gender and sexuality can have on your dating life and relationships, and I am committed to helping you cultivate loving connections with yourself, your family, and others. Additionally, I am aware of the complexities of gender dysphoria and how it can affect various aspects of your life. I do NOT write gender affirmation letters, yet I can provide referrals to providers who can be of assistance with this process.
(808) 201-3821 View (808) 201-3821
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Chris M Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
I enjoy helping my clients build on their strengths to achieve the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. I am passionate about empowering clients through a strong therapeutic relationship and fostering a supportive, non-judgmental environment that enables clients to address personal life challenges effectively. The most common problems my clients struggle with include mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, as well as substance abuse issues. My clients may also be dealing with life transitions, family conflicts, relationship issues, and trauma.
I enjoy helping my clients build on their strengths to achieve the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. I am passionate about empowering clients through a strong therapeutic relationship and fostering a supportive, non-judgmental environment that enables clients to address personal life challenges effectively. The most common problems my clients struggle with include mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, as well as substance abuse issues. My clients may also be dealing with life transitions, family conflicts, relationship issues, and trauma.
(808) 494-6066 View (808) 494-6066
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Tricia Burke, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We all yearn for those moments when something suddenly becomes clear: a relationship that you are ready to embrace or one that you are ready to end, a new path you want to pursue or an old pattern you need to let go. I see therapy as a way of guiding you towards those moments of clarity and authenticity while also, just as importantly, providing the groundwork for the ongoing, day-to-day, process of developing personal satisfaction and growth. My role is to help support you in that journey, whether you are facing anxiety, depression, or life changes.
We all yearn for those moments when something suddenly becomes clear: a relationship that you are ready to embrace or one that you are ready to end, a new path you want to pursue or an old pattern you need to let go. I see therapy as a way of guiding you towards those moments of clarity and authenticity while also, just as importantly, providing the groundwork for the ongoing, day-to-day, process of developing personal satisfaction and growth. My role is to help support you in that journey, whether you are facing anxiety, depression, or life changes.
(808) 515-3643 View (808) 515-3643
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Joanne Humphreys-Xplor Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Not accepting new clients
With all the stressors facing most of us these days, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, depressed, and anxious--and it's often difficult for our relationships to withstand the pressure. That's why I offer support, compassion, and an empathetic ear with the knowledge and experience to help guide you forward. We all get stuck sometimes--and it's important to find the right therapist to help you get moving again. I do offer: understanding, knowledge, options for change. I don't offer: judgement, pessimism, excuses.
With all the stressors facing most of us these days, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, depressed, and anxious--and it's often difficult for our relationships to withstand the pressure. That's why I offer support, compassion, and an empathetic ear with the knowledge and experience to help guide you forward. We all get stuck sometimes--and it's important to find the right therapist to help you get moving again. I do offer: understanding, knowledge, options for change. I don't offer: judgement, pessimism, excuses.
(808) 518-4921 View (808) 518-4921
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Michael Aprile -Xplor Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Sometimes we know where to go, but aren't quite sure how to get there. If that's the case, finding the right therapist is essential on your journey to a healthier version of you. Whether its depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse, difficult relationships or a myriad of other obstacles, you deserve a non-judgmental space to process the past and shape the future. I also specialize in helping families raising special needs children and who may be experiencing "chronic sorrow."
Sometimes we know where to go, but aren't quite sure how to get there. If that's the case, finding the right therapist is essential on your journey to a healthier version of you. Whether its depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse, difficult relationships or a myriad of other obstacles, you deserve a non-judgmental space to process the past and shape the future. I also specialize in helping families raising special needs children and who may be experiencing "chronic sorrow."
(808) 736-4350 View (808) 736-4350
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Erika Warner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Not accepting new clients
Are you overwhelmed, constantly comparing yourself and feeling like you don’t measure up? Anxiety and depression symptoms are common today, especially in women. I work with women individually and with their children ages 0-5, if needed. As an Infant Mental Health Clinician our work together we will reflect on your earliest experiences and relationships to find thought, feeling and behavior patterns that could be impacting you in your relationships today. If you and your child have experienced loss, separation or other big experiences together, I can work with both of you to reestablish safety and secure attachment.
Are you overwhelmed, constantly comparing yourself and feeling like you don’t measure up? Anxiety and depression symptoms are common today, especially in women. I work with women individually and with their children ages 0-5, if needed. As an Infant Mental Health Clinician our work together we will reflect on your earliest experiences and relationships to find thought, feeling and behavior patterns that could be impacting you in your relationships today. If you and your child have experienced loss, separation or other big experiences together, I can work with both of you to reestablish safety and secure attachment.
(808) 201-0672 View (808) 201-0672
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Michelle Rho -Xplor Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Not accepting new clients
Going through tough times (and don't we all experience those?) is when finding support really matters. I'm so glad to be able to be there for my clients when they are struggling to maintain relationships, managing work stress, trying to overcome mental and emotional obstacles, and so many other issues so many are facing today. It's my privilege to stay by your side and walk you through these life stressors in a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental way.
Going through tough times (and don't we all experience those?) is when finding support really matters. I'm so glad to be able to be there for my clients when they are struggling to maintain relationships, managing work stress, trying to overcome mental and emotional obstacles, and so many other issues so many are facing today. It's my privilege to stay by your side and walk you through these life stressors in a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental way.
(808) 793-5394 View (808) 793-5394
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Keith D Pedro
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96813
Waitlist for new clients
Offering integrated psychotherapy that is tailored to each patient's unique needs. Psychotherapy treatment may include behavioral, emotion-oriented, cognitive-oriented, and relaxation techniques that may be used as an adjunct in the treatment with patients that have been diagnosed with tension headaches, depression, life changes and transitions, relationship challenges, and symptom management. Services will be provided individually and can include family psychoeducation, individual and/or couples therapy. Couples counseling will be exposed to Gottman Techniques.
Offering integrated psychotherapy that is tailored to each patient's unique needs. Psychotherapy treatment may include behavioral, emotion-oriented, cognitive-oriented, and relaxation techniques that may be used as an adjunct in the treatment with patients that have been diagnosed with tension headaches, depression, life changes and transitions, relationship challenges, and symptom management. Services will be provided individually and can include family psychoeducation, individual and/or couples therapy. Couples counseling will be exposed to Gottman Techniques.
(808) 670-1864 View (808) 670-1864
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Elizabeth Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MBSR, Therapy, Teacher
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Aloha, I welcome your call or email. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and have been working with clients for over 20 years in the field of mind & body wellness, Clinical Hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, Wellness Counseling and Mindfulness. The combination of blended talk therapy, with other healing modalities provide additional resources for my clients and patients. Somatic therapy, Timeline Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, incorporated with traditional therapy help you to release anxiety, stress or unwanted thoughts and reset your intentions to live mindfully and stay present. I work with individuals, couples, and famiIies.
Aloha, I welcome your call or email. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and have been working with clients for over 20 years in the field of mind & body wellness, Clinical Hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, Wellness Counseling and Mindfulness. The combination of blended talk therapy, with other healing modalities provide additional resources for my clients and patients. Somatic therapy, Timeline Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, incorporated with traditional therapy help you to release anxiety, stress or unwanted thoughts and reset your intentions to live mindfully and stay present. I work with individuals, couples, and famiIies.
(808) 207-9804 View (808) 207-9804
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Catherine Gallahue
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815  (Online Only)
Challenges are an inevitable feature of all phases of life. Often we can rely on our resources, strengths, & skills to overcome what it is we’re faced with and work through setbacks. However, sometimes our capacity to cope becomes overwhelmed. Recognizing this & asking for help reveals strength. If you are looking for evidence-based support as you or your child is navigating challenges, I invite you to schedule a free consultation with me to see if I am the right fit for you. My goal is to help my clients develop the confidence & competence needed to master difficult experiences & utilize them as catalysts for growth.
Challenges are an inevitable feature of all phases of life. Often we can rely on our resources, strengths, & skills to overcome what it is we’re faced with and work through setbacks. However, sometimes our capacity to cope becomes overwhelmed. Recognizing this & asking for help reveals strength. If you are looking for evidence-based support as you or your child is navigating challenges, I invite you to schedule a free consultation with me to see if I am the right fit for you. My goal is to help my clients develop the confidence & competence needed to master difficult experiences & utilize them as catalysts for growth.
(808) 500-5708 View (808) 500-5708
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Kerith G. Edwards
Counselor, MA, MHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815  (Online Only)
Welcome! I offer expert mental health counseling to women, men, teens, couples & families facing psychological and relational challenges. If you've been feeling anxious, angry, blue, exhausted, or overwhelmed, therapy can help you in real and lasting ways. Maybe you could use help with your relationship, family, work life, or future plans. Most people benefit from being listened to, heard, and understood. I offer you safe space and deep expertise in the areas of human psychology, mental health, and relationship dynamics. Reach out now to schedule an initial session.
Welcome! I offer expert mental health counseling to women, men, teens, couples & families facing psychological and relational challenges. If you've been feeling anxious, angry, blue, exhausted, or overwhelmed, therapy can help you in real and lasting ways. Maybe you could use help with your relationship, family, work life, or future plans. Most people benefit from being listened to, heard, and understood. I offer you safe space and deep expertise in the areas of human psychology, mental health, and relationship dynamics. Reach out now to schedule an initial session.
(808) 731-1126 View (808) 731-1126
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Sahiti Karumuri
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I prioritize the creation of a safe and nurturing space for my clients, where they feel heard, understood, and respected. I place great emphasis on the client-therapist relationship, recognizing it as a vital cornerstone of the therapeutic process. I believe that by fostering a trusting and supportive environment, clients can feel empowered to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences openly and authentically. My approach is rooted in the belief that by confronting the root causes of our challenges, we can create lasting change and cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and resilience.
As a therapist, I prioritize the creation of a safe and nurturing space for my clients, where they feel heard, understood, and respected. I place great emphasis on the client-therapist relationship, recognizing it as a vital cornerstone of the therapeutic process. I believe that by fostering a trusting and supportive environment, clients can feel empowered to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences openly and authentically. My approach is rooted in the belief that by confronting the root causes of our challenges, we can create lasting change and cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and resilience.
(808) 320-4968 View (808) 320-4968
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Rachel McCoach · Creative Arts Therapy + Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, LCAT, RDT
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Not accepting new clients
Aloha mai kākou! Starting therapy can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be when you find someone you can connect with. If you are looking to make a change in your life and donʻt know where to begin, are feeling bogged down by day-to-day challenges, or are working through a difficult period and need some extra support, therapy can be a great tool, and I am here to walk with you on your journey.
Aloha mai kākou! Starting therapy can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be when you find someone you can connect with. If you are looking to make a change in your life and donʻt know where to begin, are feeling bogged down by day-to-day challenges, or are working through a difficult period and need some extra support, therapy can be a great tool, and I am here to walk with you on your journey.
(808) 646-2654 View (808) 646-2654
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Hyungbum Kang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, MA, MSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Every individual in society is different so that per their perspectives, they formulate their opinion and a set of behavior. Under the theory of individual perception, the science which sounds theoretically proven and reasonable comes to play its role, resulting in various consequences. However, I believe that the perception created under the societal and scientific rules is not equivalent to neither the human mind nor the psychiatric world of the individual because human beings have unlimited imagination. I am looking for expanding the dimension of variables regarding the scientifically proven therapeutic methods
Every individual in society is different so that per their perspectives, they formulate their opinion and a set of behavior. Under the theory of individual perception, the science which sounds theoretically proven and reasonable comes to play its role, resulting in various consequences. However, I believe that the perception created under the societal and scientific rules is not equivalent to neither the human mind nor the psychiatric world of the individual because human beings have unlimited imagination. I am looking for expanding the dimension of variables regarding the scientifically proven therapeutic methods
(808) 784-7103 View (808) 784-7103
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Self Help Hawaii, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Waitlist for new clients
Aloha-Welcome to Self Help Hawaii, LLC. We hope you feel our Aloha. Our growing ohana of selfless therapists, life coaches, spiritual and/or Christian counselors, are happy to help at your pace. In these times, we offer sliding-scale support to you, your loved ones, couples and families. We focus on solutions and enjoy helping our clients gain a helpful perspective that allows the problem solving process to take root. Self Help Hawaii,LLC reminds us all of the resources within and around us. You are never alone. Let's talk story. That's the first step.
Aloha-Welcome to Self Help Hawaii, LLC. We hope you feel our Aloha. Our growing ohana of selfless therapists, life coaches, spiritual and/or Christian counselors, are happy to help at your pace. In these times, we offer sliding-scale support to you, your loved ones, couples and families. We focus on solutions and enjoy helping our clients gain a helpful perspective that allows the problem solving process to take root. Self Help Hawaii,LLC reminds us all of the resources within and around us. You are never alone. Let's talk story. That's the first step.
(808) 793-5633 View (808) 793-5633
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Christopher Panetta
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my aim is to foster a secure, supportive, and non-judgmental space where individuals and families can delve into the challenges that are faced. Together we will strive to remove barriers, earn trust, and make you feel welcome. We will work together to examine the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors while identifying ways to improve coping skills, restore confidence, and make positive changes. With experience spanning community mental health centers, schools, homes, and remote settings, I employ a person-centered, psychodynamic therapeutic approach.
As a therapist, my aim is to foster a secure, supportive, and non-judgmental space where individuals and families can delve into the challenges that are faced. Together we will strive to remove barriers, earn trust, and make you feel welcome. We will work together to examine the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors while identifying ways to improve coping skills, restore confidence, and make positive changes. With experience spanning community mental health centers, schools, homes, and remote settings, I employ a person-centered, psychodynamic therapeutic approach.
(808) 353-5743 View (808) 353-5743
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Dr. Lisa Casados
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Are you someone who normally can handle a lot of stress ? Someone people look up to and often ask for help? But right now YOU are struggling? I specialize helping high-achieving, successful individuals who could benefit from someone THEY can turn to for support. I can teach you relaxation strategies, help you uncover the root cause, or directly apply techniques to repair attachments and relationships. I can help you reconnect with yourself, family, and friends. We all deserve help. Lets jump online on a call, Dr.Lisa
Are you someone who normally can handle a lot of stress ? Someone people look up to and often ask for help? But right now YOU are struggling? I specialize helping high-achieving, successful individuals who could benefit from someone THEY can turn to for support. I can teach you relaxation strategies, help you uncover the root cause, or directly apply techniques to repair attachments and relationships. I can help you reconnect with yourself, family, and friends. We all deserve help. Lets jump online on a call, Dr.Lisa
(346) 214-0798 View (346) 214-0798
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Marisa K. Lloyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815
Not accepting new clients
Welina mai me ke aloha iā kākou (Hello and Welcome everyone)! It takes a lot of strength and bravery to seek support in navigating the challenges we encounter throughout different life stages. I provide supportive counseling to help you through these transitions, utilizing intentional, solution-focused therapy techniques to work with you toward creating a brighter future. I work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Hawai'i and California and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Hawai'i.
Welina mai me ke aloha iā kākou (Hello and Welcome everyone)! It takes a lot of strength and bravery to seek support in navigating the challenges we encounter throughout different life stages. I provide supportive counseling to help you through these transitions, utilizing intentional, solution-focused therapy techniques to work with you toward creating a brighter future. I work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Hawai'i and California and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Hawai'i.
(808) 435-4672 View (808) 435-4672
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Rebecca M Beardsley Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Taking this step to consider talking to someone about personal issues and problems takes a lot of courage! Starting a new journey of personal exploration and/or healing can be exciting, yet a path you are unsure about. These are things that I understand and if you decide to explore this possibility, one of the first things that we can do is to collaborate and explore together your personal goals and needs in a safe environment. Therapy is a cooperative and collaborative process.
Welcome! Taking this step to consider talking to someone about personal issues and problems takes a lot of courage! Starting a new journey of personal exploration and/or healing can be exciting, yet a path you are unsure about. These are things that I understand and if you decide to explore this possibility, one of the first things that we can do is to collaborate and explore together your personal goals and needs in a safe environment. Therapy is a cooperative and collaborative process.
(808) 425-9748 View (808) 425-9748
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Lisa Ho, Psy.D., LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and feel it is truly an honor to help people to improve their quality of life, reach their personal goals, and live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I strive to create a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental environment for us to openly discuss your concerns. We will work together to develop new ways of coping with your challenges and problems, to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, to enrich your relationships in your life, and to reach your goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and feel it is truly an honor to help people to improve their quality of life, reach their personal goals, and live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I strive to create a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental environment for us to openly discuss your concerns. We will work together to develop new ways of coping with your challenges and problems, to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, to enrich your relationships in your life, and to reach your goals.
(808) 219-0241 View (808) 219-0241

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Number of Therapists in Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Waikiki, Honolulu, HI who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Hawaii Medical Services Association
70% University Health Alliance
65% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association

How Therapists in Waikiki, Honolulu, HI see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Waikiki, 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.