Therapists in Lahaina, HI

Photo of Nicole Nakamura, Counselor in Lahaina, HI
Nicole Nakamura
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lahaina, HI 96761  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to feel seen or often feel alone? Do you have a longing to connect but struggle to feel it? If you want to navigate your symptoms of anxiety and depression or explore your relationship patterns, I encourage you to reach out today. Attachment trauma lives in emotional intimacy. We need a safe other to process tangled feelings of abandonment and other experiences. Therapy can uncouple the aloneness of your experiences to make way for deep transformation and connection. Through this process you will learn how to show up more fully in yourself and feel more confident in the world.
Do you struggle to feel seen or often feel alone? Do you have a longing to connect but struggle to feel it? If you want to navigate your symptoms of anxiety and depression or explore your relationship patterns, I encourage you to reach out today. Attachment trauma lives in emotional intimacy. We need a safe other to process tangled feelings of abandonment and other experiences. Therapy can uncouple the aloneness of your experiences to make way for deep transformation and connection. Through this process you will learn how to show up more fully in yourself and feel more confident in the world.
(808) 207-6343 View (808) 207-6343
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Ailene Pulmano Schwartzlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Aloha, I’m Ailene and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have been a practicing Social Worker for 20 + years. One of my passions is to serve my local community and support therapeutic needs. My focus is working with individuals who are experiencing life stressors, grief, and trauma. As a therapist, I am dedicated to create safe spaces where we can explore current struggles, and focus on your overall well-being.
Aloha, I’m Ailene and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have been a practicing Social Worker for 20 + years. One of my passions is to serve my local community and support therapeutic needs. My focus is working with individuals who are experiencing life stressors, grief, and trauma. As a therapist, I am dedicated to create safe spaces where we can explore current struggles, and focus on your overall well-being.
(808) 353-4250 View (808) 353-4250
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Michelle PonTell Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, CCTP
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761
When it comes to making meaningful life changes, there are things that work and things that don't. If you feel like you've tried everything - or are desperate to try something new and don't know where to start - I can help. If you or a loved one are facing challenges at work, school, in relationships, with health, or simply feel overwhelmed and exhausted by the demands of daily living, there is help available. If you are looking for solutions that work, you've come to the right place. I use evidence-based techniques for real, rapid, observable change.
When it comes to making meaningful life changes, there are things that work and things that don't. If you feel like you've tried everything - or are desperate to try something new and don't know where to start - I can help. If you or a loved one are facing challenges at work, school, in relationships, with health, or simply feel overwhelmed and exhausted by the demands of daily living, there is help available. If you are looking for solutions that work, you've come to the right place. I use evidence-based techniques for real, rapid, observable change.
(808) 201-2138 View (808) 201-2138
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Sonya B Chambliss Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761
I am here to help you stop running and start living! Your healing is a journey that needs a strong co-pilot! I specialize in deep trauma work (emotional, sexual, spiritual, relational, and physical) when other types of therapy have not worked for you. I use EMDR as one of my primary tools for trauma work where possible to hasten healing. I work to strengthen that inner voice inside of you to help you find your healing your way. I use techniques I learned working with world renowned professionals, including being fully trained in EMDR, (EMDRIA) a trauma resolution technique.
I am here to help you stop running and start living! Your healing is a journey that needs a strong co-pilot! I specialize in deep trauma work (emotional, sexual, spiritual, relational, and physical) when other types of therapy have not worked for you. I use EMDR as one of my primary tools for trauma work where possible to hasten healing. I work to strengthen that inner voice inside of you to help you find your healing your way. I use techniques I learned working with world renowned professionals, including being fully trained in EMDR, (EMDRIA) a trauma resolution technique.
(808) 250-9406 View (808) 250-9406
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West Maui Counseling Center
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, MSCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lahaina, HI 96761
West Maui Counseling Center realizes the value of integrating principles found in the practice of medicine, mental health counseling, experiential education, alternative and complimentary wellness, and professional psychological services to promote the growth and development of happy, healthy, human beings. We have a passion for helping children, adolescents, adults, couples and families find new and innovative ways of relating to one another that promote positive change, emotional healing, and overall psychological and physical wellbeing.
West Maui Counseling Center realizes the value of integrating principles found in the practice of medicine, mental health counseling, experiential education, alternative and complimentary wellness, and professional psychological services to promote the growth and development of happy, healthy, human beings. We have a passion for helping children, adolescents, adults, couples and families find new and innovative ways of relating to one another that promote positive change, emotional healing, and overall psychological and physical wellbeing.
(808) 427-2205 View (808) 427-2205
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Patricia Ann White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761
UNFORTUNATELY I AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Anyone can have a time in their life when they may need to speak with someone to help them get some clarity or another perspective. First we need to see where you are in that process and together develop a plan to help you learn the skills you need to improve your daily functioning, improve your relationship with yourself and others, improve your ability to self-sooth and self-regulate, increase your ability to "bounce back" from difficulties and/or increase your sense of connection and self-worth. Relationships are rewarding and hard work. I often work with couples/families.
UNFORTUNATELY I AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Anyone can have a time in their life when they may need to speak with someone to help them get some clarity or another perspective. First we need to see where you are in that process and together develop a plan to help you learn the skills you need to improve your daily functioning, improve your relationship with yourself and others, improve your ability to self-sooth and self-regulate, increase your ability to "bounce back" from difficulties and/or increase your sense of connection and self-worth. Relationships are rewarding and hard work. I often work with couples/families.
(808) 518-4854 View (808) 518-4854
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Anna Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients and offer early morning sessions! We all go through periods in our lives in which our goals seem out of reach. Turbulent life transitions, anxiety, and depression can leave us feeling immobilized and discouraged. These experiences can also be invitations to dig deeper, to let go of limiting beliefs and habits, and to summon what truly produces contentment, connection, and joy. My goal as a therapist is to support each client on their own unique journey toward thriving.
I am currently accepting new clients and offer early morning sessions! We all go through periods in our lives in which our goals seem out of reach. Turbulent life transitions, anxiety, and depression can leave us feeling immobilized and discouraged. These experiences can also be invitations to dig deeper, to let go of limiting beliefs and habits, and to summon what truly produces contentment, connection, and joy. My goal as a therapist is to support each client on their own unique journey toward thriving.
(808) 855-6348 View (808) 855-6348
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Barry Probst
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
"It is my belief that the purpose of therapy is to provide a loving, compassionate, and nonjudgmental space; allowing for the full exploration of all aspects of one's Self. With the goal of helping that person come to better accept their humanity; and within that acceptance, open pathways for healing and growth."
"It is my belief that the purpose of therapy is to provide a loving, compassionate, and nonjudgmental space; allowing for the full exploration of all aspects of one's Self. With the goal of helping that person come to better accept their humanity; and within that acceptance, open pathways for healing and growth."
(808) 201-6414 View (808) 201-6414
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Amanda Silvey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761  (Online Only)
Life can be full of challenges and unexpected events. I can help assist you in processing the things you can't control, while simultaneously taking charge of the things you can control. Whether you are suffering from PTSD, sexual abuse, death of a loved one, divorce, chronic illness, cancer, work issues, addiction, depression, or anxiety, you do not need to navigate those challenges alone. Every day life (and a pandemic!) can also be reason enough to want additional support. Together, we can explore and identify the patterns in your life that are no longer helpful so you can become your best self!
Life can be full of challenges and unexpected events. I can help assist you in processing the things you can't control, while simultaneously taking charge of the things you can control. Whether you are suffering from PTSD, sexual abuse, death of a loved one, divorce, chronic illness, cancer, work issues, addiction, depression, or anxiety, you do not need to navigate those challenges alone. Every day life (and a pandemic!) can also be reason enough to want additional support. Together, we can explore and identify the patterns in your life that are no longer helpful so you can become your best self!
(805) 424-5270 View (805) 424-5270
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Laura Wagner
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761
I provide compassionate, non-judgemental counseling for adolescents and adults on Maui and via telehealth in Hawaii and Washington state. I support individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, fertility issues and complicated pregnancies/births. I help clients make positive, healthy changes in their lives. The theories I use are Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness Therapy. Sessions often incorporate mindfulness tools such as meditation and relaxation techniques. I also offer support groups for adolescent girls from time to time.
I provide compassionate, non-judgemental counseling for adolescents and adults on Maui and via telehealth in Hawaii and Washington state. I support individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, fertility issues and complicated pregnancies/births. I help clients make positive, healthy changes in their lives. The theories I use are Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness Therapy. Sessions often incorporate mindfulness tools such as meditation and relaxation techniques. I also offer support groups for adolescent girls from time to time.
(808) 720-2731 View (808) 720-2731
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Jay L Serle
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling? Need to talk or work on an issue? I'd love to help! I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist working through telehealth throughout the State of Hawaii. I’ve been a resident of Lahaina for the last 30 years. I work with adults , from a humanistic and client centered perspective to help my clients attain their fullest quality of life. I provide a safe and confidential counseling experience for you to explore your personal potential.
Have you been struggling? Need to talk or work on an issue? I'd love to help! I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist working through telehealth throughout the State of Hawaii. I’ve been a resident of Lahaina for the last 30 years. I work with adults , from a humanistic and client centered perspective to help my clients attain their fullest quality of life. I provide a safe and confidential counseling experience for you to explore your personal potential.
(808) 755-3614 View (808) 755-3614
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AlohaConcepts.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, Ph,D, CCP
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761  (Online Only)
Dr. Annie Vance, MFT can be reached at www.AlohaConcepts.com. Phone 808-740 4288 or 805-573-1950. Annie works with Couples and Individuals to make relationships more satisfactory for both partners. She has had extensive training and experience offer you: check out her website at AlohaConcepts.com. She works in Lahaina mostly, and by video conference with patients from California and the other Hawaiian Islands. She also is available for EAP sessions from your employer.
Dr. Annie Vance, MFT can be reached at www.AlohaConcepts.com. Phone 808-740 4288 or 805-573-1950. Annie works with Couples and Individuals to make relationships more satisfactory for both partners. She has had extensive training and experience offer you: check out her website at AlohaConcepts.com. She works in Lahaina mostly, and by video conference with patients from California and the other Hawaiian Islands. She also is available for EAP sessions from your employer.
(808) 664-5189 View (808) 664-5189
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Faith Nielsen - Certified Trauma Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CYT, CCTS-I, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761  (Online Only)
EMDR Therapy is extremely helpful in QUICKLY reducing symptoms of PTSD, ANXIETY, Depression, and major life stressors. I specialize in treating PTSD, anxiety, women's issues, religious trauma, LGBTQ challenges, depression, emotion management, & all forms of trauma. Together, we'll process your traumatic memories so they are no longer holding you back in life. My focus is helping you live your best life despite setbacks and hardships.
EMDR Therapy is extremely helpful in QUICKLY reducing symptoms of PTSD, ANXIETY, Depression, and major life stressors. I specialize in treating PTSD, anxiety, women's issues, religious trauma, LGBTQ challenges, depression, emotion management, & all forms of trauma. Together, we'll process your traumatic memories so they are no longer holding you back in life. My focus is helping you live your best life despite setbacks and hardships.
(970) 695-0870 View (970) 695-0870
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Beth Wylie Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lahaina, HI 96761
I have been helping couples for the last decade in my private practice manage their conflict in healthier, more effective ways. I am now offering in person couple's retreats on the Island of Maui. We will take a deep dive into your relationship and learn what your blocks are and if we can begin to remove them or learn how to navigate them. You will also leave with a plan on how to maintain this new way of connecting with one another over the months and years to come. I also offer an online course for couple, which uses the research done by Dr.'s John and Julie Gottman and The Gottman Institute. www.marriage-therapy.teachable.com
I have been helping couples for the last decade in my private practice manage their conflict in healthier, more effective ways. I am now offering in person couple's retreats on the Island of Maui. We will take a deep dive into your relationship and learn what your blocks are and if we can begin to remove them or learn how to navigate them. You will also leave with a plan on how to maintain this new way of connecting with one another over the months and years to come. I also offer an online course for couple, which uses the research done by Dr.'s John and Julie Gottman and The Gottman Institute. www.marriage-therapy.teachable.com
(808) 215-4180 View (808) 215-4180
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Patricia Covici
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96767
Many people experience a deep sense of longing often described as a feeling of emptiness. What we use to fix or fill that emptiness can begin addictive processes like alcoholism, love addiction, and codependency. My approach is to meet that longing with compassion, understanding and love. Often the problem that causes us discomfort is an old way of coping that a part of us believes we need. Together we find the meaning that is generating or keeping the presenting symptom or problem in place and then move to swiftly create positive lasting change.
Many people experience a deep sense of longing often described as a feeling of emptiness. What we use to fix or fill that emptiness can begin addictive processes like alcoholism, love addiction, and codependency. My approach is to meet that longing with compassion, understanding and love. Often the problem that causes us discomfort is an old way of coping that a part of us believes we need. Together we find the meaning that is generating or keeping the presenting symptom or problem in place and then move to swiftly create positive lasting change.
(808) 495-0161 View (808) 495-0161
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Jenny Grace Shaw
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CSC, HHP, NBCC
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761
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 I truly believe we can not experience long term health unless we pay close attention to our Mind, Body and Spirit--the Emotional; our humanness. when we honor our truths, we will achieve our Authentic Self! I look forward to helping guide you towards your personal, goals. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOU
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 I truly believe we can not experience long term health unless we pay close attention to our Mind, Body and Spirit--the Emotional; our humanness. when we honor our truths, we will achieve our Authentic Self! I look forward to helping guide you towards your personal, goals. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOU
(808) 736-4177 View (808) 736-4177
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Maui Counseling Group
Counselor
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761
Do stress, depression, anxiety, or other troubling issues interfere with your ability to work, sleep, enjoy healthy relationships, or to pursue your life's goals? Counseling may help you. Some find counseling helpful for day-to-day stresses and difficulties; others go to counseling for help with more significant problems and symptoms. There is no "one-size-fits-all" reason for seeking counseling. Maui Counseling Group has been providing services to Maui's families since 1999. We provide evidence-based counseling, psychotherapy, and medication management to folks from all walks of life. We provide expert, confidential counseling in a comfortable setting. Our counselors are Maui-based, and understand the issues that affect kama'aina families. Counseling provides you with the opportunity to gain insights into your life, improve your mood, and change behavior. Many people are helped by just a few sessions. . We accept most insurances. Call 249-2121 to set up an appointment.
Do stress, depression, anxiety, or other troubling issues interfere with your ability to work, sleep, enjoy healthy relationships, or to pursue your life's goals? Counseling may help you. Some find counseling helpful for day-to-day stresses and difficulties; others go to counseling for help with more significant problems and symptoms. There is no "one-size-fits-all" reason for seeking counseling. Maui Counseling Group has been providing services to Maui's families since 1999. We provide evidence-based counseling, psychotherapy, and medication management to folks from all walks of life. We provide expert, confidential counseling in a comfortable setting. Our counselors are Maui-based, and understand the issues that affect kama'aina families. Counseling provides you with the opportunity to gain insights into your life, improve your mood, and change behavior. Many people are helped by just a few sessions. . We accept most insurances. Call 249-2121 to set up an appointment.
(808) 249-2121 View (808) 249-2121
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Brian L Imber
Psychologist, PhD, MA, MBA, BCN, BCB
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761
Dr. Imber's approach to your mental health concerns is with the utmost of individualized care throughout the entire therapeutic relationship. Dr. Imber supports a person-centered holistic approach to behavioral healthcare. He applies an integrated model of psychotherapy that individualizes your mental healthcare to your specific needs. He specializes in a wide range of issues from ADHD, anxiety, mood, trauma, stress, life changes, obsessions and compulsions, attachment, partner, work/career, family, and aging. Dr. Imber applies evidence-based therapies and well validated psychological assessments.
Dr. Imber's approach to your mental health concerns is with the utmost of individualized care throughout the entire therapeutic relationship. Dr. Imber supports a person-centered holistic approach to behavioral healthcare. He applies an integrated model of psychotherapy that individualizes your mental healthcare to your specific needs. He specializes in a wide range of issues from ADHD, anxiety, mood, trauma, stress, life changes, obsessions and compulsions, attachment, partner, work/career, family, and aging. Dr. Imber applies evidence-based therapies and well validated psychological assessments.
(206) 577-7994 View (206) 577-7994
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Lisa Kronauer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96767
During difficult moments, when stress and overwhelming emotions seem to consume us, therapy serves as a valuable resource. It helps alleviate the pressure, soothe emotional distress, and carve out internal space to navigate these challenging experiences. Within the compassionate confines of therapy, these difficulties can be transformed into opportunities for personal growth, heightened self-awareness, acceptance, and a deeper sense of purpose. As a result, everyday life becomes more manageable, fulfilling, and harmonious.
During difficult moments, when stress and overwhelming emotions seem to consume us, therapy serves as a valuable resource. It helps alleviate the pressure, soothe emotional distress, and carve out internal space to navigate these challenging experiences. Within the compassionate confines of therapy, these difficulties can be transformed into opportunities for personal growth, heightened self-awareness, acceptance, and a deeper sense of purpose. As a result, everyday life becomes more manageable, fulfilling, and harmonious.
(808) 207-8650 View (808) 207-8650
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Stephen Fox
Licensed Social Worker, PhD, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Lahaina, HI 96761
My clients face life decisions and need to resolve conflicts in their lives. We can work together on life decisions, addictions, relationships, and loss or other concerns. Together, we can explore pathways to resolution and/or find some peace of mind where you now find yourself. If you are terminating a relationship, Iʻm also a certified mediator with experience in divorce negotiations, though Iʻd love to help you stay together. I draw on a wide variety of life experiences and use techniques from a number of therapeutic methodologies and spiritual pathways, so we have a lot of potential for connection.
My clients face life decisions and need to resolve conflicts in their lives. We can work together on life decisions, addictions, relationships, and loss or other concerns. Together, we can explore pathways to resolution and/or find some peace of mind where you now find yourself. If you are terminating a relationship, Iʻm also a certified mediator with experience in divorce negotiations, though Iʻd love to help you stay together. I draw on a wide variety of life experiences and use techniques from a number of therapeutic methodologies and spiritual pathways, so we have a lot of potential for connection.
(808) 736-6425 View (808) 736-6425

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lahaina, HI

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lahaina, HI who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
84% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
81% Grief
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Self Esteem
71% Divorce

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Hawaii Medical Services Association
69% University Health Alliance
63% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association

How Therapists in Lahaina, HI see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lahaina?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.