Therapists in Downtown, Boise, ID

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Dr. Darci Cramer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83709  (Online Only)
I have been working with couples and families for over 25 years, specializing in relationships. I work with couples who want to improve their relationship, figure out where it's going, or end it with as much peace as possible, with families where there has been divorce and child behavior problems, and with individuals who have anxiety or depression. Therapy is based in the present and is short-term. You should see results quickly, and if you don't, something about the way therapy is going needs to change. Your time and money will not be wasted.
I have been working with couples and families for over 25 years, specializing in relationships. I work with couples who want to improve their relationship, figure out where it's going, or end it with as much peace as possible, with families where there has been divorce and child behavior problems, and with individuals who have anxiety or depression. Therapy is based in the present and is short-term. You should see results quickly, and if you don't, something about the way therapy is going needs to change. Your time and money will not be wasted.
(208) 759-4829 View (208) 759-4829
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Brianna Dawkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
My clients say that my office feels like a safe space where they can take a deep breath and feel seen and heard without judgment. I truly believe we hold everything we need within ourselves; sometimes we just need help tapping into it. I enjoy working with teenagers & adults on relationship issues, self-esteem, stress/trauma, women’s issues, life transitions, depression/anxiety, LGBTQ+ concerns, and spiritual/religious challenges. I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and am trained in EMDR.
My clients say that my office feels like a safe space where they can take a deep breath and feel seen and heard without judgment. I truly believe we hold everything we need within ourselves; sometimes we just need help tapping into it. I enjoy working with teenagers & adults on relationship issues, self-esteem, stress/trauma, women’s issues, life transitions, depression/anxiety, LGBTQ+ concerns, and spiritual/religious challenges. I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and am trained in EMDR.
(208) 768-6897 View (208) 768-6897
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Megan S. Carney
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist Only as of mid-May - You are FRIED. Fueled on little but persistence and caffeine you keep pushing yourself forward. Yet, there’s a voice inside saying "I can’t keep doing this." You’re convinced it must be something about you – you aren’t good enough. What really sucks is you’re smart – like really smart, so it seems logical that you should be able to figure this out on your own. But you can’t think your way out of exhaustion. The positive affirmations feel like toxic positivity. Validation, empathy, and commiserating only get you so far. And some people still don't even get it. You need something more.
Waitlist Only as of mid-May - You are FRIED. Fueled on little but persistence and caffeine you keep pushing yourself forward. Yet, there’s a voice inside saying "I can’t keep doing this." You’re convinced it must be something about you – you aren’t good enough. What really sucks is you’re smart – like really smart, so it seems logical that you should be able to figure this out on your own. But you can’t think your way out of exhaustion. The positive affirmations feel like toxic positivity. Validation, empathy, and commiserating only get you so far. And some people still don't even get it. You need something more.
(208) 213-8691 View (208) 213-8691
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Brad Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
**Currently accepting new clients** I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from the University of Utah, and my Master’s in Social Work from BSU. My experience studying, researching, and teaching Philosophy has given me a broad lens from which to view each individual and tailor my approach to their unique needs.
**Currently accepting new clients** I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from the University of Utah, and my Master’s in Social Work from BSU. My experience studying, researching, and teaching Philosophy has given me a broad lens from which to view each individual and tailor my approach to their unique needs.
(208) 953-2047 View (208) 953-2047
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Arthur G Hamblin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
A psychiatrist with whom I work has described my therapeutic style as "artistic". Mine is not a sing-songy, head weaving, "how does that make you feel?" therapeutic approach. Rather, I respect the fact that my patients are presenting problems that necessitated their appointment. Problems have solutions. This is important work. I believe therapy should be an active process. My sessions are almost always active and highly engaging. This is the work of solution discovery. I believe people have their own answers. These answers reside within them. We actively and collaboratively seek these answers. Arthur Hamblin, Psy.D.
A psychiatrist with whom I work has described my therapeutic style as "artistic". Mine is not a sing-songy, head weaving, "how does that make you feel?" therapeutic approach. Rather, I respect the fact that my patients are presenting problems that necessitated their appointment. Problems have solutions. This is important work. I believe therapy should be an active process. My sessions are almost always active and highly engaging. This is the work of solution discovery. I believe people have their own answers. These answers reside within them. We actively and collaboratively seek these answers. Arthur Hamblin, Psy.D.
(208) 856-0929 View (208) 856-0929
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Elizabeth A. Gibson, MA, LCPC, NBCC
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
I believe we are all trying to do our best. A SANE person knows when they are not coping well. (therapy is not about being 'crazy') The stress of day to day life can push any of us to the brink. I offer an empathic and confidential place for you to bring your troubles. Genuiness and respect are the essence of my practice. The benefits of therapy inlcude: increased self-confidence, increased self-awareness, a reduction of symptoms, and improved health. My goal is for you to leave feeling empowered.
I believe we are all trying to do our best. A SANE person knows when they are not coping well. (therapy is not about being 'crazy') The stress of day to day life can push any of us to the brink. I offer an empathic and confidential place for you to bring your troubles. Genuiness and respect are the essence of my practice. The benefits of therapy inlcude: increased self-confidence, increased self-awareness, a reduction of symptoms, and improved health. My goal is for you to leave feeling empowered.
(208) 635-0830 View (208) 635-0830
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Amanda Reedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adults with various issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, burn-out, life transitions, grief and spirituality. I have specialized training and experience working with survivors of trauma. The most important part of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. It is important it feels like a good fit for you. You can expect a supportive non-judgmental presence from me. My goal is to support your ability to do the inner and outer work to heal and become your best self. (Please email for initial contact)
I enjoy working with adults with various issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, burn-out, life transitions, grief and spirituality. I have specialized training and experience working with survivors of trauma. The most important part of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. It is important it feels like a good fit for you. You can expect a supportive non-judgmental presence from me. My goal is to support your ability to do the inner and outer work to heal and become your best self. (Please email for initial contact)
(208) 213-2609 View (208) 213-2609
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Ben Wenetzky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Welcome! Whether you're choosing to seek therapy for reactions to a recent event or for something that has been weighing you down for years, I would be happy for the chance to join you on the journey. Whether you know exactly what you want out of therapy, or are just looking for a space to better understand your struggles, either is a great place to start. My approach to therapy prioritizes building trust and collaborating with my clients to help them achieve efficient, but lasting change. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, families, and couples.
Welcome! Whether you're choosing to seek therapy for reactions to a recent event or for something that has been weighing you down for years, I would be happy for the chance to join you on the journey. Whether you know exactly what you want out of therapy, or are just looking for a space to better understand your struggles, either is a great place to start. My approach to therapy prioritizes building trust and collaborating with my clients to help them achieve efficient, but lasting change. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, families, and couples.
(208) 598-7324 View (208) 598-7324
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Pam Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Hello and thank you for viewing my bio. There are many reasons to enlist a psychotherapist or counselor, including seeking a better understanding of yourself, following a path of self-discovery, looking for hope and support, or stepping more powerfully into yourself to live the life you wish to have. Since our relationships are so core to engaging our biggest selves, talking with a therapist can often help identify our personal patterns of relating in a way that may help us begin to enjoy more satisfying relationships.
Hello and thank you for viewing my bio. There are many reasons to enlist a psychotherapist or counselor, including seeking a better understanding of yourself, following a path of self-discovery, looking for hope and support, or stepping more powerfully into yourself to live the life you wish to have. Since our relationships are so core to engaging our biggest selves, talking with a therapist can often help identify our personal patterns of relating in a way that may help us begin to enjoy more satisfying relationships.
(208) 469-4249 View (208) 469-4249
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Rebecca Houston
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Currently accepting Emergency Responders (Police officers, Fire Fighters, and Paramedics) and Military Members for individual and couples counseling. My passion is supporting those who support and serve our local, national and global community, with an approach that is direct, educational, and humorous (Okay, attempts at humor.) From 2008-2014 I worked across the US, Europe and Japan, as a rotational counselor supporting military. It was a difficult choice to leave that work, but since my return to Idaho, I've really appreciated still being able to serve by supporting our Idaho's Emergency Responder community and Military.
Currently accepting Emergency Responders (Police officers, Fire Fighters, and Paramedics) and Military Members for individual and couples counseling. My passion is supporting those who support and serve our local, national and global community, with an approach that is direct, educational, and humorous (Okay, attempts at humor.) From 2008-2014 I worked across the US, Europe and Japan, as a rotational counselor supporting military. It was a difficult choice to leave that work, but since my return to Idaho, I've really appreciated still being able to serve by supporting our Idaho's Emergency Responder community and Military.
(208) 494-8123 View (208) 494-8123
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Lorn H Adkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LCPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Life seems to be about meeting people, developing relationships, and leaving and letting go of those same important relationships. I've been a therapist for twenty years and more and am still amazed and humbled by the healing power of the therapeutic relationship.
Life seems to be about meeting people, developing relationships, and leaving and letting go of those same important relationships. I've been a therapist for twenty years and more and am still amazed and humbled by the healing power of the therapeutic relationship.
(208) 650-4759 View (208) 650-4759
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Emily Rosson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently OUT of OFFICE until late MAY 2024. You often find yourself nauseous and wanting to cry when there is conflict in your life. You wish you could just hit pause on the world because it feels so overwhelming sometimes. You feel like people don’t understand you, or what you’re trying to say, and sometimes you don’t really understand yourself either. You notice feeling unheard or dismissed often. You want to have better relationships, less conflict, set boundaries, and understand yourself or your actions. You want stability and steadiness in a life or in relationships that feel rocky or confusing.
I am currently OUT of OFFICE until late MAY 2024. You often find yourself nauseous and wanting to cry when there is conflict in your life. You wish you could just hit pause on the world because it feels so overwhelming sometimes. You feel like people don’t understand you, or what you’re trying to say, and sometimes you don’t really understand yourself either. You notice feeling unheard or dismissed often. You want to have better relationships, less conflict, set boundaries, and understand yourself or your actions. You want stability and steadiness in a life or in relationships that feel rocky or confusing.
(208) 747-0129 View (208) 747-0129
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Frederick Dominic Mondin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, EdD, LMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Dr. Frederick Mondin has trained with a large segment of the "Masters in the Field" in the areas of individual, Marriage, and Sex counseling. He received training from Minuchin; Satir; Whitaker; Perls; Ellis; Jay Haley, Masters & Johnson, Kegel, and a host of others. He is the author of Erotic Marriage which has won awards in book festival competitions in London, Paris, New England, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. It won the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award. In 2018 Rowman & Littlefield published his new updated and expanded book Erotic Love & Marriage. With Dr. Mondin, you will experience an experienced therapist.
Dr. Frederick Mondin has trained with a large segment of the "Masters in the Field" in the areas of individual, Marriage, and Sex counseling. He received training from Minuchin; Satir; Whitaker; Perls; Ellis; Jay Haley, Masters & Johnson, Kegel, and a host of others. He is the author of Erotic Marriage which has won awards in book festival competitions in London, Paris, New England, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. It won the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award. In 2018 Rowman & Littlefield published his new updated and expanded book Erotic Love & Marriage. With Dr. Mondin, you will experience an experienced therapist.
(208) 650-4312 View (208) 650-4312
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Vanessa Noblitt Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Counseling can be both an exciting and scary adventure kind of like getting on a rollercoaster, delighted for the ride but filled with butterflies. You’re looking for acceptance, and connection. You feel unloved, alone, or fight to understand your emotions. You desire the ability to stand up for yourself, create healthy relationships, and set boundaries. With the ever-growing pressure of societal expectations, you aim for perfection but often fall short of the finish line. The word balance brings hope; you ache for the ability to feel firmly rooted in who you are, gracefully adjust to change, and find steadiness in your thoughts.
Counseling can be both an exciting and scary adventure kind of like getting on a rollercoaster, delighted for the ride but filled with butterflies. You’re looking for acceptance, and connection. You feel unloved, alone, or fight to understand your emotions. You desire the ability to stand up for yourself, create healthy relationships, and set boundaries. With the ever-growing pressure of societal expectations, you aim for perfection but often fall short of the finish line. The word balance brings hope; you ache for the ability to feel firmly rooted in who you are, gracefully adjust to change, and find steadiness in your thoughts.
(208) 203-8257 View (208) 203-8257
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Kelly McMichael
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702  (Online Only)
Human capacity to love and hate, hurt and heal are astounding. We are miraculous and complex creatures and my aim is to create space for honoring that. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy and for the past 15+ years have specialized in eating disorders and co-morbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, identity issues, PTSD/trauma, OCD, and substance abuse Additionally, I have a deep passion for exploring issues related to identity, transition, gender, sexuality, and the daily human experience. Well-being is a right, not a privilege, and everyone is hungry for meaning, purpose, and connection.
Human capacity to love and hate, hurt and heal are astounding. We are miraculous and complex creatures and my aim is to create space for honoring that. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy and for the past 15+ years have specialized in eating disorders and co-morbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, identity issues, PTSD/trauma, OCD, and substance abuse Additionally, I have a deep passion for exploring issues related to identity, transition, gender, sexuality, and the daily human experience. Well-being is a right, not a privilege, and everyone is hungry for meaning, purpose, and connection.
(208) 923-8245 View (208) 923-8245
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Jeanie Shade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702  (Online Only)
Are you on a journey of self-discovery? Perhaps you have been a lifelong student of self-improvement. Or perhaps you are in the middle of a crisis that has gotten your attention and you notice you are repeating unhealthy patterns in your life. Either way, I would love to work with you and teach you a variety of tools to use for finding the best version of yourself. I can help you sort through and understand complex emotions like shame, guilt, despair, hopelessness, and lack of purpose. I will also help you look at your deepest core beliefs that drive much of what you experience in life and help you to learn how to change them.
Are you on a journey of self-discovery? Perhaps you have been a lifelong student of self-improvement. Or perhaps you are in the middle of a crisis that has gotten your attention and you notice you are repeating unhealthy patterns in your life. Either way, I would love to work with you and teach you a variety of tools to use for finding the best version of yourself. I can help you sort through and understand complex emotions like shame, guilt, despair, hopelessness, and lack of purpose. I will also help you look at your deepest core beliefs that drive much of what you experience in life and help you to learn how to change them.
(208) 418-9963 View (208) 418-9963
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Cheryle Jones Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe we all strive to make the very best of our lives, even when we are feeling frozen and unable to step out of life’s muck and mire. I will collaborate with you to take those first steps to rediscovering your best Self. Whatever your concerns, you can count on my acceptance and nonjudgment. I have seen remarkable changes in my clients, as they begin to tap into their strengths and remember their value. Contact me, and we will determine if I can help you on your journey to the healthy life you desire.
I believe we all strive to make the very best of our lives, even when we are feeling frozen and unable to step out of life’s muck and mire. I will collaborate with you to take those first steps to rediscovering your best Self. Whatever your concerns, you can count on my acceptance and nonjudgment. I have seen remarkable changes in my clients, as they begin to tap into their strengths and remember their value. Contact me, and we will determine if I can help you on your journey to the healthy life you desire.
(208) 473-2283 x105 View (208) 473-2283 x105
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Melinda Kaserman
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Not accepting new clients
*** Not accepting new clients *** I truly believe that we all do the best we can and that we always have options and room for growth. As a counselor, I employ the use of an integrative approach which assists clients in their process of working through and with life experiences. I enjoy brainstorming with the client; to identify goals, learn and practice skills that enhance their individual abilities in a healthy manner. Such therapy is particularly well-suited to people, couples, and families who are struggling with life transitions, and have a genuine desire to pursue personal and professional growth.
*** Not accepting new clients *** I truly believe that we all do the best we can and that we always have options and room for growth. As a counselor, I employ the use of an integrative approach which assists clients in their process of working through and with life experiences. I enjoy brainstorming with the client; to identify goals, learn and practice skills that enhance their individual abilities in a healthy manner. Such therapy is particularly well-suited to people, couples, and families who are struggling with life transitions, and have a genuine desire to pursue personal and professional growth.
(208) 297-5451 View (208) 297-5451
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Clay Salmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! My name is Clay (he/they). You are probably looking for a therapist if you are ready for something to change. Maybe the experience is recent or from years ago. Stress, depression, anxiety and trauma show up for us in different ways over time and sometimes they get in the way of moving through the world in a way that works for us. Sometimes it is understanding how past and current systems, oppression, or identity and impact our internal and external experiences in our now day to day lives. What are you struggling with? What do you want to be different?
Hello! My name is Clay (he/they). You are probably looking for a therapist if you are ready for something to change. Maybe the experience is recent or from years ago. Stress, depression, anxiety and trauma show up for us in different ways over time and sometimes they get in the way of moving through the world in a way that works for us. Sometimes it is understanding how past and current systems, oppression, or identity and impact our internal and external experiences in our now day to day lives. What are you struggling with? What do you want to be different?
(208) 793-7217 View (208) 793-7217
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Isabel Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Boise, ID 83702
I help individuals who feel stuck in repeated cycles, often due to the impacts of trauma or wounds caused by unhealthy relationships. You may be tired of finding yourself in the same toxic relationship patterns, dealing with self esteem issues, or feeling constantly dysregulated, anxious, or on edge.
I help individuals who feel stuck in repeated cycles, often due to the impacts of trauma or wounds caused by unhealthy relationships. You may be tired of finding yourself in the same toxic relationship patterns, dealing with self esteem issues, or feeling constantly dysregulated, anxious, or on edge.
(208) 469-4006 View (208) 469-4006

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Boise, ID

200+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Downtown, Boise, ID who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
71% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Blue Cross
64% Aetna
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Downtown, Boise, ID see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
26% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, Boise?

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.