Therapists in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN

Photo of Jeremy Downs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN
Jeremy Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
Your therapist, Jeremy, LCSW, offers enhanced engagements for an empowered well-being! Digital engagements may include Minecraft, Roblox, or Virtual Reality and more. The engagements are integrated into evidence-based therapies which are lead by an experienced clinician! ​If clients prefer traditional telehealth sessions, that is welcomed too. Clients are diverse in culture, identity, and age. What clients may share is the need to be heard, to discover directionality, and to find a better sense of well-being. The most common symptoms I treat are anxiety, depression, identity challenges, and frustration intolerance. Email questions!
Your therapist, Jeremy, LCSW, offers enhanced engagements for an empowered well-being! Digital engagements may include Minecraft, Roblox, or Virtual Reality and more. The engagements are integrated into evidence-based therapies which are lead by an experienced clinician! ​If clients prefer traditional telehealth sessions, that is welcomed too. Clients are diverse in culture, identity, and age. What clients may share is the need to be heard, to discover directionality, and to find a better sense of well-being. The most common symptoms I treat are anxiety, depression, identity challenges, and frustration intolerance. Email questions!
(502) 237-0587 View (502) 237-0587
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Carol L Hornbeck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Waitlist for new clients
I work with couples, individuals, families and children online, via teletherapy, as well as in person. I support my clients across the life span to heal from losses and improve their relationships. I have extensive experience with LGBTQ issues, child development, adoption, sexual abuse, parenting challenges, divorce, suicide, and life transitions. My specialized training includes play therapy, couples therapy, and experience in infant and pregnancy loss, complicated or unplanned pregnancies, and infant/toddler mental health.
I work with couples, individuals, families and children online, via teletherapy, as well as in person. I support my clients across the life span to heal from losses and improve their relationships. I have extensive experience with LGBTQ issues, child development, adoption, sexual abuse, parenting challenges, divorce, suicide, and life transitions. My specialized training includes play therapy, couples therapy, and experience in infant and pregnancy loss, complicated or unplanned pregnancies, and infant/toddler mental health.
(612) 444-7232 View (612) 444-7232
Photo of Jan Taylor-Schultz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN
Jan Taylor-Schultz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
I have been an eating disorders specialist since 1995, treating people with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge eating. I welcome clients into a supportive, confidential, and safe environment, as I understand how difficult it can be to to take the first step toward treatment. Having recovered from an eating disorder long ago, my treatment style is compassionate, individualized, and client focused. I know how hard it can be to get well. I see clients with varying emotional issues, because these issues also underly eating disorders. People who meet with me have concerns to address in therapy such as anxiety, depression and OCD.
I have been an eating disorders specialist since 1995, treating people with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge eating. I welcome clients into a supportive, confidential, and safe environment, as I understand how difficult it can be to to take the first step toward treatment. Having recovered from an eating disorder long ago, my treatment style is compassionate, individualized, and client focused. I know how hard it can be to get well. I see clients with varying emotional issues, because these issues also underly eating disorders. People who meet with me have concerns to address in therapy such as anxiety, depression and OCD.
(812) 618-1659 View (812) 618-1659
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Denise Mullenhour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself unable to shut your mind off? Replaying past events or chronically worrying? Is your inner critic keeping you from finding confidence in yourself and security with your place in the world? Have you experienced emotional pain and confusion that keeps your past in the present? Are you struggling to build self-esteem or find self-worth? Has the stress from daily responsibilities compounded existing problems with depression, anxiety, or loss?
Do you find yourself unable to shut your mind off? Replaying past events or chronically worrying? Is your inner critic keeping you from finding confidence in yourself and security with your place in the world? Have you experienced emotional pain and confusion that keeps your past in the present? Are you struggling to build self-esteem or find self-worth? Has the stress from daily responsibilities compounded existing problems with depression, anxiety, or loss?
(317) 900-4460 View (317) 900-4460
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Marcia Boring
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
In over 30 years of clinical practice, I have had a wide range of experiences providing services to a clients who struggle with both long term and acute mental health needs. My experience includes treating individuals, families and groups with mood disorders (bipolar), depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss,ADHD, Asperger's, etc. My goal is to create an environment where a client feels comfortable, safe and heard. I make every effort to meet the client where they are in the treatment process always focusing on what best meets the current needs.
In over 30 years of clinical practice, I have had a wide range of experiences providing services to a clients who struggle with both long term and acute mental health needs. My experience includes treating individuals, families and groups with mood disorders (bipolar), depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss,ADHD, Asperger's, etc. My goal is to create an environment where a client feels comfortable, safe and heard. I make every effort to meet the client where they are in the treatment process always focusing on what best meets the current needs.
(317) 427-5204 View (317) 427-5204
Transitions Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
There are times when we experience life's challenges as overwhelming. We use the skills we have employed in the past and the results have not been what we desired. I see therapy as an opportunity to validate your efforts and to offer additional and sometimes alternative ways of perceiving and doing. Often there are other ways of working toward balance and success and now you have courageously and with empowerment taken the first step to begin this work. Congratulations!! I look forward to being with you on this journey.
There are times when we experience life's challenges as overwhelming. We use the skills we have employed in the past and the results have not been what we desired. I see therapy as an opportunity to validate your efforts and to offer additional and sometimes alternative ways of perceiving and doing. Often there are other ways of working toward balance and success and now you have courageously and with empowerment taken the first step to begin this work. Congratulations!! I look forward to being with you on this journey.
(317) 593-8671 View (317) 593-8671
Photo of Maria Papachrysanthou Hanzlik, Psychologist in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN
Maria Papachrysanthou Hanzlik
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Whether I'm working with children, adolescents, or adults, my goal is to create a safe and accepting therapeutic space. It is within the context of interpersonal safety that the healing process can freely occur. Although I work with a variety of concerns and individuals of all ages, I specialize in trauma treatment, couples therapy, perinatal mood disorders, & sex therapy, serving the Indianapolis area. I provide psychological testing to clarify diagnoses (ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, autism, & learning disorders). I also provide bilingual (Spanish) evaluations, immigration/extreme hardship evaluations, & FAA airman evaluations.
Whether I'm working with children, adolescents, or adults, my goal is to create a safe and accepting therapeutic space. It is within the context of interpersonal safety that the healing process can freely occur. Although I work with a variety of concerns and individuals of all ages, I specialize in trauma treatment, couples therapy, perinatal mood disorders, & sex therapy, serving the Indianapolis area. I provide psychological testing to clarify diagnoses (ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, autism, & learning disorders). I also provide bilingual (Spanish) evaluations, immigration/extreme hardship evaluations, & FAA airman evaluations.
(317) 550-3221 View (317) 550-3221
Photo of Tami Krichiver, Psychologist in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN
Tami Krichiver
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Winnicott wrote, "Feeling real is more than existing; it is finding a way to exist as oneself." It is my hope that through the process of therapy, you'll come to know and develop yourself in ways that are life affirming. I am a clinical psychologist, providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. My approach is collaborative, and together we'll uncover new perspectives for understanding and managing difficulties that hold you back. We'll look for patterns from your past that inform your current circumstances, and nurture the character strengths that help you live more fully.
Winnicott wrote, "Feeling real is more than existing; it is finding a way to exist as oneself." It is my hope that through the process of therapy, you'll come to know and develop yourself in ways that are life affirming. I am a clinical psychologist, providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. My approach is collaborative, and together we'll uncover new perspectives for understanding and managing difficulties that hold you back. We'll look for patterns from your past that inform your current circumstances, and nurture the character strengths that help you live more fully.
(317) 567-9561 View (317) 567-9561
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Leslie Capehart
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
Do you often find yourself a victim to life circumstance, stuck repeating patterns, unable to move forward? I'd like to meet with you. My name is Leslie. I hold a Masters and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and have been licensed as a mental health or professional counselor (LMHC) since 1994. Over the past 25 years, I have worked as an individual counselor with college-aged students and adults in clinical, private practice, and non-profit settings. I also have past experience working as an Indiana University (Indianapolis) associate professor in their undergraduate and graduate counseling and psychology programs.
Do you often find yourself a victim to life circumstance, stuck repeating patterns, unable to move forward? I'd like to meet with you. My name is Leslie. I hold a Masters and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and have been licensed as a mental health or professional counselor (LMHC) since 1994. Over the past 25 years, I have worked as an individual counselor with college-aged students and adults in clinical, private practice, and non-profit settings. I also have past experience working as an Indiana University (Indianapolis) associate professor in their undergraduate and graduate counseling and psychology programs.
(561) 935-6361 View (561) 935-6361
Photo of Andrew Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN
Andrew Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Not accepting new clients
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Andrew received his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. He earned his AB degree from Wabash College and has a Bible Certificate from Puget Sound Christian College. Andrew works with individuals, couples, and families and has worked with the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, sexual abuse, relationship issues, and substance abuse. He has experience leading group therapy. While working with a wide range of clients, he particularly enjoys working with tween, teen, and adult males and couples.
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Andrew received his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. He earned his AB degree from Wabash College and has a Bible Certificate from Puget Sound Christian College. Andrew works with individuals, couples, and families and has worked with the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, sexual abuse, relationship issues, and substance abuse. He has experience leading group therapy. While working with a wide range of clients, he particularly enjoys working with tween, teen, and adult males and couples.
(805) 919-8613 View (805) 919-8613
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Elect Star
Counselor, DMin, LMHC, CCFP, CATP, CCATP
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the owner of Unlimited Possibilities, LLC, Counseling Services. I provide caring and compassionate therapeutic services as well as consultation services for organizations and groups who provide care and support to victims and families of trauma. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe and caring space for clients as they work to overcome the obstacles in their lives. I strive to empower them with helpful resources that bring understanding to their situation. Also I help clients to identify their strengths in order to achieve your dreams, goals and aspirations.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the owner of Unlimited Possibilities, LLC, Counseling Services. I provide caring and compassionate therapeutic services as well as consultation services for organizations and groups who provide care and support to victims and families of trauma. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe and caring space for clients as they work to overcome the obstacles in their lives. I strive to empower them with helpful resources that bring understanding to their situation. Also I help clients to identify their strengths in order to achieve your dreams, goals and aspirations.
(317) 983-5904 View (317) 983-5904
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Shannon Loehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
I often hear people ask, "why did I wait so long to seek counseling?" Although making the decision to begin counseling FEELS intimidating, the truth is that it can be a very helpful step in managing some of the difficulties of life. Are you experiencing thoughts, emotions or behaviors that are impacting your daily life or affecting your relationships with others? I can help you work through these challenges and I am available to listen, support and guide you in developing a plan to move forward.
I often hear people ask, "why did I wait so long to seek counseling?" Although making the decision to begin counseling FEELS intimidating, the truth is that it can be a very helpful step in managing some of the difficulties of life. Are you experiencing thoughts, emotions or behaviors that are impacting your daily life or affecting your relationships with others? I can help you work through these challenges and I am available to listen, support and guide you in developing a plan to move forward.
(317) 333-7605 View (317) 333-7605
Photo of Catherine R Holcomb (Kaye), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN
Catherine R Holcomb (Kaye)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Hello! Reaching out for help esp when feeling vulnerable, discouraged & w/ unknowns, takes courage. The individuals that gravitate to my practice struggle w/ difficulties of anxiety, panic attacks, past and/or complex trauma/s, being triggered, self esteem, adjustment/s and/or with low/depressed mood. Together, in a private, comfortable setting considering your readiness/pace, we'll explore this & strategize. Growing trust & our relationship, providing psychoeducation and growing resources to cope and care for your self during this time are fundamentals of my work. Finding what helps you reach your goal/s is my top priority.
Hello! Reaching out for help esp when feeling vulnerable, discouraged & w/ unknowns, takes courage. The individuals that gravitate to my practice struggle w/ difficulties of anxiety, panic attacks, past and/or complex trauma/s, being triggered, self esteem, adjustment/s and/or with low/depressed mood. Together, in a private, comfortable setting considering your readiness/pace, we'll explore this & strategize. Growing trust & our relationship, providing psychoeducation and growing resources to cope and care for your self during this time are fundamentals of my work. Finding what helps you reach your goal/s is my top priority.
(317) 434-1987 View (317) 434-1987
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Megan Neitling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CST
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
Wishing your relationship would improve? Feeling disconnected from your spouse/partner(s)? Does your relationship feel unsatisfying sexually or emotionally? Having frequent conflicts or fights? Do you wish your partner could meet your physical or emotional needs and desires? Want help overcoming jealousy, insecurity, or sexual shame/guilt? Struggling to overcome an affair? Looking for help with non-monogamy, kinks/fetishes, or LGBTQ+ issues? Navigating solutions to these issues can feel overwhelming and difficult. Rest assured that you can have a stronger, more connected, sexually fulfilling life and relationship with Sex Therapy.
Wishing your relationship would improve? Feeling disconnected from your spouse/partner(s)? Does your relationship feel unsatisfying sexually or emotionally? Having frequent conflicts or fights? Do you wish your partner could meet your physical or emotional needs and desires? Want help overcoming jealousy, insecurity, or sexual shame/guilt? Struggling to overcome an affair? Looking for help with non-monogamy, kinks/fetishes, or LGBTQ+ issues? Navigating solutions to these issues can feel overwhelming and difficult. Rest assured that you can have a stronger, more connected, sexually fulfilling life and relationship with Sex Therapy.
(317) 344-8619 View (317) 344-8619
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Faye Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Faye! Thank you for being here! Together we can develop a therapeutic relationship that will focus on a deeper understanding of yourself and a stronger connection with others.
Hi! I'm Faye! Thank you for being here! Together we can develop a therapeutic relationship that will focus on a deeper understanding of yourself and a stronger connection with others.
(872) 246-9912 View (872) 246-9912
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LaDortha Mitchell-Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAYC
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hearing the words, “you can’t”, “you will never amount to anything”, or believing that your circumstances define your future can be daunting and make you feel worthless. I am here to tell you that none of that is true. Change is attainable! I can help! Let me assist you with navigating through those difficult emotions by learning healthy coping skills designed to create a positive image built on self-love, self-worth which will aid in fulfilling and meaningful relationships. Once the layer of trauma has been peeled back, you will develop insight into patterns that no longer serve you and begin the journey of rediscovering You!
Hearing the words, “you can’t”, “you will never amount to anything”, or believing that your circumstances define your future can be daunting and make you feel worthless. I am here to tell you that none of that is true. Change is attainable! I can help! Let me assist you with navigating through those difficult emotions by learning healthy coping skills designed to create a positive image built on self-love, self-worth which will aid in fulfilling and meaningful relationships. Once the layer of trauma has been peeled back, you will develop insight into patterns that no longer serve you and begin the journey of rediscovering You!
(765) 227-2696 View (765) 227-2696
Photo of Carl Quedenfeld, Counselor in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN
Carl Quedenfeld
Counselor, MA LMHC, LCSW, LCSAC
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
I provide counseling to teens (age 15 on up) ,adults and couples for a variety of issues regarding both mental health and addiction concerns. With over 46 years of experience I have a wide array of training and certifications to meet needs you may have. I practice in Indiana, Wisconsin (virtually), Arizona (virtually) and California ( virtually). I work with both mental health and substance abuse patients/ My focus is on practical, usable skills to help you get results as soon as possible.
I provide counseling to teens (age 15 on up) ,adults and couples for a variety of issues regarding both mental health and addiction concerns. With over 46 years of experience I have a wide array of training and certifications to meet needs you may have. I practice in Indiana, Wisconsin (virtually), Arizona (virtually) and California ( virtually). I work with both mental health and substance abuse patients/ My focus is on practical, usable skills to help you get results as soon as possible.
(317) 830-3071 View (317) 830-3071
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Chrease Coleman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, BSP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
As a therapist, I believe the ability to connect with others relies on providing a safe, secure environment to discuss personal issues. My aim is to build mutual relationships and empower clients to create meaningful change. I appreciate working with clients that understand that change is a process and are motivated to do the work in and out of the session. I believe that therapy is a process where you can gain tools to address life’s challenges, gain insight, determine what you’d like to change about it, work towards making those changes while navigating all the thoughts, feelings and emotions that may come up in the process.
As a therapist, I believe the ability to connect with others relies on providing a safe, secure environment to discuss personal issues. My aim is to build mutual relationships and empower clients to create meaningful change. I appreciate working with clients that understand that change is a process and are motivated to do the work in and out of the session. I believe that therapy is a process where you can gain tools to address life’s challenges, gain insight, determine what you’d like to change about it, work towards making those changes while navigating all the thoughts, feelings and emotions that may come up in the process.
(317) 680-5766 View (317) 680-5766
Photo of Kate M Lopshire, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN
Kate M Lopshire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Do you feel as though no one understands you? Do you struggle with sleep problems and anxiety? Are you tired of feeling sad and depressed? My approach is to meet my clients where they are and work collaboratively with you to develop skills one needs to successfully navigate through life’s challenges, difficult relationships, parenting issues, grief and loss, as well as the emotional processing of trauma, anxiety and depression. I take the time to understand your concerns and issues without judgment. I provide a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment online and in person.
Do you feel as though no one understands you? Do you struggle with sleep problems and anxiety? Are you tired of feeling sad and depressed? My approach is to meet my clients where they are and work collaboratively with you to develop skills one needs to successfully navigate through life’s challenges, difficult relationships, parenting issues, grief and loss, as well as the emotional processing of trauma, anxiety and depression. I take the time to understand your concerns and issues without judgment. I provide a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment online and in person.
(317) 483-8906 View (317) 483-8906
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Alexa Hart
Counselor, LMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Feeling stuck and having trouble engaging with what really matters to you? Your brain has done an excellent job keeping you safe, but some strategies developed as a reaction to stressors may no longer meet your needs. Issues like family of origin discord, medical illnesses, neurodiversity, and stressful work environments can all add up to impact our relationship with ourselves and others. I especially love working with high achievers who have issues with perfectionism, burnout, dissociation, attachment, and procrastination.
Feeling stuck and having trouble engaging with what really matters to you? Your brain has done an excellent job keeping you safe, but some strategies developed as a reaction to stressors may no longer meet your needs. Issues like family of origin discord, medical illnesses, neurodiversity, and stressful work environments can all add up to impact our relationship with ourselves and others. I especially love working with high achievers who have issues with perfectionism, burnout, dissociation, attachment, and procrastination.
(317) 597-8618 View (317) 597-8618

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN

30+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
72% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Bridgefield, Indianapolis, IN see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bridgefield, Indianapolis?

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.