Therapists in Iowa City, IA

Photo of Parth Patel, tLMHC, NCC, Counselor
Parth Patel
Counselor, tLMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
Finding the ideal therapist may feel overwhelming. If you're feeling stuck and ready for a chance to change, you are in the right place. As a therapist, I'd like to support you in learning how to manage anxiety, grief, depression, and low self-esteem. I use an integrative approach by pulling from elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, ACT, and solution focused therapy. I have over 6 years of experience counseling youth and adults experiencing mental health crisis including suicidal thoughts. My intention is to help clients understand all parts of themselves fully so they can live more meaningful lives.
Finding the ideal therapist may feel overwhelming. If you're feeling stuck and ready for a chance to change, you are in the right place. As a therapist, I'd like to support you in learning how to manage anxiety, grief, depression, and low self-esteem. I use an integrative approach by pulling from elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, ACT, and solution focused therapy. I have over 6 years of experience counseling youth and adults experiencing mental health crisis including suicidal thoughts. My intention is to help clients understand all parts of themselves fully so they can live more meaningful lives.
(319) 601-8103 View (319) 601-8103
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Teja Huntley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52240
I enjoy working with adults and older teens (16+) on issues related to understanding yourself, why you might feel the way you do, and what to do about it. Other areas of interest include helping clients navigate relationships, build healthy communication skills, understand their strengths, and to examine the role our environment as a child can show up in our current lives. I consider myself a process-oriented therapist; meaning I am always looking for themes and patterns in our sessions that might give us insight into what could be helpful to focus on in our time together.
I enjoy working with adults and older teens (16+) on issues related to understanding yourself, why you might feel the way you do, and what to do about it. Other areas of interest include helping clients navigate relationships, build healthy communication skills, understand their strengths, and to examine the role our environment as a child can show up in our current lives. I consider myself a process-oriented therapist; meaning I am always looking for themes and patterns in our sessions that might give us insight into what could be helpful to focus on in our time together.
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Dawn Worrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
I feel honored to have helped guide and support individuals and families for over 20 years. I strive to help identify problems, resolve conflicts and promote optimal functioning in your everyday life. I specialize in empowering oneself to work through the distress of Divorce, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Attachment, and Trauma that have negatively impacted yourself and your relationships with others. Within the context of a safe and supportive environment, I develop trusting relationships with clients that enhance and encourage growth and change. I believe anyone can make changes in their life and I can provide optimism and hope when you feel there is none.
I feel honored to have helped guide and support individuals and families for over 20 years. I strive to help identify problems, resolve conflicts and promote optimal functioning in your everyday life. I specialize in empowering oneself to work through the distress of Divorce, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Attachment, and Trauma that have negatively impacted yourself and your relationships with others. Within the context of a safe and supportive environment, I develop trusting relationships with clients that enhance and encourage growth and change. I believe anyone can make changes in their life and I can provide optimism and hope when you feel there is none.
(319) 250-4482 View (319) 250-4482
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Rachel Leach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
I provide psychotherapy to adult individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief and loss, identity and relationship issues, life transitions, complex trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, and emotional intensity.
I provide psychotherapy to adult individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief and loss, identity and relationship issues, life transitions, complex trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, and emotional intensity.
(319) 536-1211 View (319) 536-1211
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Christina Sowers
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or trauma that affects your day to day life? In my practice I start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. I help you put a plan in place to help you move forward in the direction you want to go. I can also offer a safe space with in-person and virtual appointments on a confidential platform.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or trauma that affects your day to day life? In my practice I start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. I help you put a plan in place to help you move forward in the direction you want to go. I can also offer a safe space with in-person and virtual appointments on a confidential platform.
(319) 469-8262 View (319) 469-8262
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Lindsey Piper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LISW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
Waitlist for new clients
While I am on a waitlist for new clients, I have immediate openings for gender affirming care letters. I can offer this service free of charge for those who can't afford it. Poet Anne Sexton wrote, "That the worst of anyone Can be, finally, An accident of hope." If you're here, you probably feel at your worst. Maybe a traumatic event has left you feeling broken and lost. Perhaps what you've been doing to cope just isn't working anymore, or is doing more harm than good. Whatever your reasons, I'm glad you're thinking about therapy. This process can be scary and takes hard work, and I welcome anyone courageous enough to seek out hope.
While I am on a waitlist for new clients, I have immediate openings for gender affirming care letters. I can offer this service free of charge for those who can't afford it. Poet Anne Sexton wrote, "That the worst of anyone Can be, finally, An accident of hope." If you're here, you probably feel at your worst. Maybe a traumatic event has left you feeling broken and lost. Perhaps what you've been doing to cope just isn't working anymore, or is doing more harm than good. Whatever your reasons, I'm glad you're thinking about therapy. This process can be scary and takes hard work, and I welcome anyone courageous enough to seek out hope.
(319) 302-3304 View (319) 302-3304
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Leah Marie Gehlsen Morlan
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
Waitlist for new clients
While my specialties are ADHD, ASD, anxiety and panic disorders, and parental support, I mainly just enjoy connecting with folks who have identified that therapy might be helpful for them. I like building relationships and getting to know people through the therapeutic lens. While I primarily use CBT, ACT, and DBT, I believe that a safe space wherein someone can be vulnerable and authentic is the strongest foundation for healing. My therapeutic demeanor is casual and warm, and I love nothing more than helping someone feel seen, heard, and like there's a path forward.
While my specialties are ADHD, ASD, anxiety and panic disorders, and parental support, I mainly just enjoy connecting with folks who have identified that therapy might be helpful for them. I like building relationships and getting to know people through the therapeutic lens. While I primarily use CBT, ACT, and DBT, I believe that a safe space wherein someone can be vulnerable and authentic is the strongest foundation for healing. My therapeutic demeanor is casual and warm, and I love nothing more than helping someone feel seen, heard, and like there's a path forward.
(319) 246-7715 View (319) 246-7715
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Dr. Scott Liu (Huan-Chung S Liu, Ph.D.)
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52240  (Online Only)
As a generalist, Scott finds that he works from an integrative lens, naturally leaning towards a client-centered, strengths-based, and multicultural perspectives. Often, he likes to integrate aspects of Interpersonal Therapy, family systems, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral theories with the bio-psycho-social framework. With extensive college counseling center experience (18+ years), Scott enjoys working with this population and understands the difficulties that often emerge during this transitional process (identities, relationships, self-awareness, etc.). Scott believed no concern is too big or too small to seek support.
As a generalist, Scott finds that he works from an integrative lens, naturally leaning towards a client-centered, strengths-based, and multicultural perspectives. Often, he likes to integrate aspects of Interpersonal Therapy, family systems, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral theories with the bio-psycho-social framework. With extensive college counseling center experience (18+ years), Scott enjoys working with this population and understands the difficulties that often emerge during this transitional process (identities, relationships, self-awareness, etc.). Scott believed no concern is too big or too small to seek support.
(319) 559-4963 View (319) 559-4963
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Jenna Iben
Counselor, MS, tLMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief that healing and growth occur through relationships and our connections with others. I believe that everyone desires a sense of belonging and thrives within a community. As your therapist, my role is to accompany you on your journey, providing a safe and comfortable space for you to explore your inner world and the world around you. I have experience working with teens, adult women, and gender-expansive individuals. I have worked closely with those facing relationship issues, low self-worth, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and intimate partner violence.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief that healing and growth occur through relationships and our connections with others. I believe that everyone desires a sense of belonging and thrives within a community. As your therapist, my role is to accompany you on your journey, providing a safe and comfortable space for you to explore your inner world and the world around you. I have experience working with teens, adult women, and gender-expansive individuals. I have worked closely with those facing relationship issues, low self-worth, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and intimate partner violence.
(319) 946-4113 View (319) 946-4113
Photo of Brenda Boese, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brenda Boese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
Everything about you, whether it be people-pleasing, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, dissociation, addictions, chronic illness, or other ways to cope, is invited and welcomed here. All of these have protected you and brought you to this point in time and I’m so grateful you are here. By combining somatic therapy with relationship and connection, healing begins. An awareness of your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual self will begin to unfold through nervous system regulation. A sense of safety and trust in the moment emerges, maybe for the first time, and the possibility of moving to a new normal begins.
Everything about you, whether it be people-pleasing, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, dissociation, addictions, chronic illness, or other ways to cope, is invited and welcomed here. All of these have protected you and brought you to this point in time and I’m so grateful you are here. By combining somatic therapy with relationship and connection, healing begins. An awareness of your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual self will begin to unfold through nervous system regulation. A sense of safety and trust in the moment emerges, maybe for the first time, and the possibility of moving to a new normal begins.
(319) 220-5538 View (319) 220-5538
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Shawn Stepp
Counselor, LMHC, CADC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52240
Are you struggling with your self esteem? Do you doubt yourself? Do you feel anxious, trapped and "get in your head" a lot? Do you often feel sad or "blah." These feelings can seem overwhelming. The good news is you deserve to feel better and I can help you do this. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa and Kansas. I'm also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My practice supports those who want to create a richer, more meaningful life by reducing stress, anxiety, depression and fear. I will help you create a greater sense of self confidence and purpose. You can manifest the things you want in life!
Are you struggling with your self esteem? Do you doubt yourself? Do you feel anxious, trapped and "get in your head" a lot? Do you often feel sad or "blah." These feelings can seem overwhelming. The good news is you deserve to feel better and I can help you do this. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa and Kansas. I'm also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My practice supports those who want to create a richer, more meaningful life by reducing stress, anxiety, depression and fear. I will help you create a greater sense of self confidence and purpose. You can manifest the things you want in life!
(319) 220-4736 View (319) 220-4736
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JoAnna Romero Cartaya
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52240
Accepting new therapy clients for Fall 2024! I enjoy meeting with high school/college/graduate students and professionals who want to live life with authenticy, courage, and purpose and who are seeking ways to recharge and reconnect to themselves. Although experiences of life, including trauma, anxiety, or depression as well as changes or expansions of our responsibilities may impact how we think, feel, and behave these life experiences, while overwhelming at times, can also lead to the greatest growth, discovery, and reclaiming confidence and perhaps above all discovering that life is truly meaningful even while imperfect.
Accepting new therapy clients for Fall 2024! I enjoy meeting with high school/college/graduate students and professionals who want to live life with authenticy, courage, and purpose and who are seeking ways to recharge and reconnect to themselves. Although experiences of life, including trauma, anxiety, or depression as well as changes or expansions of our responsibilities may impact how we think, feel, and behave these life experiences, while overwhelming at times, can also lead to the greatest growth, discovery, and reclaiming confidence and perhaps above all discovering that life is truly meaningful even while imperfect.
(319) 774-8237 View (319) 774-8237
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Pat L McArtor
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52240
I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 1980 and returned to receive my MA in Counseling and Human Development in 1992. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa since 1998. I have over 30 years of experience in the counseling field and utilize a variety of cognitive/behavioral approaches in working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Areas of experience include depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, relationship, couple and divorce issues, stress and anger management, domestic violence, and substance abuse issues.
I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 1980 and returned to receive my MA in Counseling and Human Development in 1992. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa since 1998. I have over 30 years of experience in the counseling field and utilize a variety of cognitive/behavioral approaches in working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Areas of experience include depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, relationship, couple and divorce issues, stress and anger management, domestic violence, and substance abuse issues.
(319) 774-4313 View (319) 774-4313
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Melissa Moreland
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240  (Online Only)
Are you ready for a change, but feeling overwhelmed, tired and anxious? Intuitive holistic therapy can help you navigate anxiety, negative self-talk, or depression and begin to build a life of inner connection and meaning. I am moved by my clients’ stories and seeing them grow into their potential. With 15 years of experience working in personal growth development, I feel honored to be a companion on the journey of change—someone who offers a safe and non-judgmental environment in which to explore collaborative goals.
Are you ready for a change, but feeling overwhelmed, tired and anxious? Intuitive holistic therapy can help you navigate anxiety, negative self-talk, or depression and begin to build a life of inner connection and meaning. I am moved by my clients’ stories and seeing them grow into their potential. With 15 years of experience working in personal growth development, I feel honored to be a companion on the journey of change—someone who offers a safe and non-judgmental environment in which to explore collaborative goals.
(319) 519-4301 View (319) 519-4301
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Ben Beeson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, tLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
I am a therapist who believes that clients should be empowered to guide therapy based on their own goals. I strive to create a safe shared space for therapy where clients can explore their own feeling, thoughts, and experiences. I am committed to working with clients from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. My therapeutic focus is helping clients heal and grow as well as challenging them to develop their own skills for adapting to the many challenges of life. My hope as a therapist is to help clients find their own strength, knowledge, and self-compassion.
I am a therapist who believes that clients should be empowered to guide therapy based on their own goals. I strive to create a safe shared space for therapy where clients can explore their own feeling, thoughts, and experiences. I am committed to working with clients from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. My therapeutic focus is helping clients heal and grow as well as challenging them to develop their own skills for adapting to the many challenges of life. My hope as a therapist is to help clients find their own strength, knowledge, and self-compassion.
(319) 946-4162 View (319) 946-4162
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Abby Smith
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
Abby supports individuals aged 12 and above dealing with various mental health challenges like eating disorders, sports-related performance anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, and prenatal-postnatal concerns. She specializes in working with athletes at high school, college, and professional levels. Abby employs therapeutic approaches including CBT-E, IPT, FBT, ACT and IFS. She has presented at athletic conventions, emphasizing preventive care for eating disorders among athletes, and is passionate about raising awareness of mental health in the athletic community.
Abby supports individuals aged 12 and above dealing with various mental health challenges like eating disorders, sports-related performance anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, and prenatal-postnatal concerns. She specializes in working with athletes at high school, college, and professional levels. Abby employs therapeutic approaches including CBT-E, IPT, FBT, ACT and IFS. She has presented at athletic conventions, emphasizing preventive care for eating disorders among athletes, and is passionate about raising awareness of mental health in the athletic community.
(319) 432-0765 View (319) 432-0765
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Kyle Votroubek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
What would it feel like to resolve the thing that has been weighing on you? Is there an issue, situation, or relationship that is causing you stress? Or, is there something about yourself, an area in your life, or something from your past that affects you but you aren’t sure how to address it? Resolution can take many forms and might end up being different than what you thought it would be. It can be helpful to explore your situation with an experienced counselor.
What would it feel like to resolve the thing that has been weighing on you? Is there an issue, situation, or relationship that is causing you stress? Or, is there something about yourself, an area in your life, or something from your past that affects you but you aren’t sure how to address it? Resolution can take many forms and might end up being different than what you thought it would be. It can be helpful to explore your situation with an experienced counselor.
(319) 469-8290 View (319) 469-8290
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Emily Wofford Hurlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245
I work exclusively with couples to create a secure functioning relationship where collaboration, cooperation and communication are enhanced. I believe all decisions in the relationship must serve both the individual and the couple for mutual harmony. Too often life is challenging, my hope for all couples is they can begin to see one another as trusted allies, the one who provides shelter from the storm, and the place where they find safety and security. I work with couples seeking premarital support, communication issues, intimacy, sex, parenting, infertility, betrayal, remarriage, step-parenting, finance, or breaking up.
I work exclusively with couples to create a secure functioning relationship where collaboration, cooperation and communication are enhanced. I believe all decisions in the relationship must serve both the individual and the couple for mutual harmony. Too often life is challenging, my hope for all couples is they can begin to see one another as trusted allies, the one who provides shelter from the storm, and the place where they find safety and security. I work with couples seeking premarital support, communication issues, intimacy, sex, parenting, infertility, betrayal, remarriage, step-parenting, finance, or breaking up.
(319) 220-0675 View (319) 220-0675
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Lanaya L Ethington
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240  (Online Only)
I work well with clients whose concerns are related to anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, grief/loss, trauma, mood disorders, depression, perfectionism, and concerns related to identity. I enjoy helping people build skills to more effectively respond to their distress, and to engage in their lives with an increased sense of purpose and awareness of their values. I worked in a college counseling center for 10 years before co-founding a private practice, and work well with people who are making a life transition.
I work well with clients whose concerns are related to anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, grief/loss, trauma, mood disorders, depression, perfectionism, and concerns related to identity. I enjoy helping people build skills to more effectively respond to their distress, and to engage in their lives with an increased sense of purpose and awareness of their values. I worked in a college counseling center for 10 years before co-founding a private practice, and work well with people who are making a life transition.
(319) 271-6483 View (319) 271-6483
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Alison Coffey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
Not accepting new clients
As much as it can be amazing and beautiful, life can also be frustrating, stressful, lonely, overwhelming, and hard to navigate. You want it to be easier. You want to not feel so stuck, worried, sad, alone, confused, lost. You want things to be better. You want to feel better. You want meaning and connection. You're tired of being afraid. You want to live the life you see for yourself, but can't seem to reach. Maybe it's hard for you to get out there, connect, and be part of things. Maybe you feel invisible.
As much as it can be amazing and beautiful, life can also be frustrating, stressful, lonely, overwhelming, and hard to navigate. You want it to be easier. You want to not feel so stuck, worried, sad, alone, confused, lost. You want things to be better. You want to feel better. You want meaning and connection. You're tired of being afraid. You want to live the life you see for yourself, but can't seem to reach. Maybe it's hard for you to get out there, connect, and be part of things. Maybe you feel invisible.
(319) 238-4410 View (319) 238-4410
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Iowa City, IA

300+

Average cost per session

$158

Therapists in Iowa City, IA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Wellmark BCBS
46% Blue Cross

How Therapists in Iowa City, IA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Iowa City?

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.