Therapists in Edwardsville, KS

Photo of Cristin Hawes-Stice, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cristin Hawes-Stice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edwardsville, KS 66111
Are you an adult who is ready to reconcile life events that have caused you pain? Talking to someone can help you put things into perspective and assist in developing a plan to put these concerns behind you. I am collaborative and solution focused. I provide support, interactive conversation, and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges.
Are you an adult who is ready to reconcile life events that have caused you pain? Talking to someone can help you put things into perspective and assist in developing a plan to put these concerns behind you. I am collaborative and solution focused. I provide support, interactive conversation, and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges.
(913) 298-8230 View (913) 298-8230

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Photo of Teresa Nguyen, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Teresa Nguyen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66106
I see each person as a lotus, unfolding gracefully despite life's challenges—much like how it grows beautifully in the mud. We all deal with stress, fears, worries, and tough times that can make life feel overwhelming or lonely. My goal is to create a safe space where you can learn to navigate these ups and downs, and realize that you're not alone on this journey. Growing up in a Vietnamese household within American society has given me unique insights, inspiring me to become a mental health counselor. I understand the struggle of finding someone relatable to talk to, so my main focus is on building trust between us.
I see each person as a lotus, unfolding gracefully despite life's challenges—much like how it grows beautifully in the mud. We all deal with stress, fears, worries, and tough times that can make life feel overwhelming or lonely. My goal is to create a safe space where you can learn to navigate these ups and downs, and realize that you're not alone on this journey. Growing up in a Vietnamese household within American society has given me unique insights, inspiring me to become a mental health counselor. I understand the struggle of finding someone relatable to talk to, so my main focus is on building trust between us.
(913) 675-1468 View (913) 675-1468
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Lauren Ashley Moret-Glass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66112  (Online Only)
Lauren Glass is a LSCSW in Kansas & LCSW in Missouri with over 10 years of clinical therapy experience working with individuals & groups, from adolescents & adults to older adults, working through trauma, crisis management, safety planning, domestic violence, adjustment to life events, grief, anxiety, depression, mood struggles, couples, relationship, parenting & other family issues. Lauren’s goal is to provide a warm, safe, inviting, confidential space to notice where clients feel stuck & work on creating a lasting path forward with accessible tools & techniques to help them feel more balanced, empowered & regulated.
Lauren Glass is a LSCSW in Kansas & LCSW in Missouri with over 10 years of clinical therapy experience working with individuals & groups, from adolescents & adults to older adults, working through trauma, crisis management, safety planning, domestic violence, adjustment to life events, grief, anxiety, depression, mood struggles, couples, relationship, parenting & other family issues. Lauren’s goal is to provide a warm, safe, inviting, confidential space to notice where clients feel stuck & work on creating a lasting path forward with accessible tools & techniques to help them feel more balanced, empowered & regulated.
(402) 413-8565 View (402) 413-8565
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Marjorie Cooper Paschang
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66106  (Online Only)
Life can be joyful and fulfilling, but it can also sometimes involve difficult transitions and painful experiences. My passion is to assist clients in coping with challenging situations and to provide guidance in living life with your most cherished values in mind. Over the years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families that have been faced with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, cognitive or behavioral conditions, family dynamic challenges, trauma, anger management, and couples/marital concerns as well as other matters. My goal is to tailor your treatment using research based practices that will best fit your unique situation.
Life can be joyful and fulfilling, but it can also sometimes involve difficult transitions and painful experiences. My passion is to assist clients in coping with challenging situations and to provide guidance in living life with your most cherished values in mind. Over the years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families that have been faced with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, cognitive or behavioral conditions, family dynamic challenges, trauma, anger management, and couples/marital concerns as well as other matters. My goal is to tailor your treatment using research based practices that will best fit your unique situation.
(913) 586-2953 View (913) 586-2953
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Bilingual Counseling Services
Counselor, EdS, LCPC, EMDRIA, Trainer, Consult
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66102
I believe everyone alive deserves to have the best possible life. All of us suffer from the trial and tribulations of life, some of which we bring on ourselves, and some are consequences of others behaviors. All of us learn important lessons from life, and I believe that psychotherapy helps people to gain significant insight and awareness on the most important dimensions of their mental functioning. Many of us suffer alone in the depths of loneliness and despair. It is my mission to help and guide others with knowledge, and encouragement to confront their situations, and problems. I
I believe everyone alive deserves to have the best possible life. All of us suffer from the trial and tribulations of life, some of which we bring on ourselves, and some are consequences of others behaviors. All of us learn important lessons from life, and I believe that psychotherapy helps people to gain significant insight and awareness on the most important dimensions of their mental functioning. Many of us suffer alone in the depths of loneliness and despair. It is my mission to help and guide others with knowledge, and encouragement to confront their situations, and problems. I
(913) 752-9679 View (913) 752-9679
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Michelle Marie Magri
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMAC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66106
Asking for help is hard and you are on the way to taking your first steps. As a clinician, I recognize the importance of collaboration and the impact it can have on our well-being. Life indeed presents its share of difficulties, and having a safe space to explore those challenges is crucial. Unbiased and non-judgmental support is essential, especially when we tend to be overly critical of ourselves. It’s common to feel like some problems are beyond our control, but together, we can navigate them. Whether the issues are big or small, I’m here to join forces with you, working toward your goals and uncovering new possibilities.
Asking for help is hard and you are on the way to taking your first steps. As a clinician, I recognize the importance of collaboration and the impact it can have on our well-being. Life indeed presents its share of difficulties, and having a safe space to explore those challenges is crucial. Unbiased and non-judgmental support is essential, especially when we tend to be overly critical of ourselves. It’s common to feel like some problems are beyond our control, but together, we can navigate them. Whether the issues are big or small, I’m here to join forces with you, working toward your goals and uncovering new possibilities.
(816) 327-2464 View (816) 327-2464
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Rachel Dettleff-Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRADC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66106  (Online Only)
Our past experiences may shape us, but they don't have to define our lives. Sometimes painful memories, emotions, or even our own behavior can feel like a heavy weight we've been carrying for a long time. This weight can hold us back and can make life feel overwhelming. It can lead to problems in our relationships, unwanted thoughts and behaviors, or disconnection from ourselves and the things in life that matter most. It can feel impossible at times to free ourselves of this burden alone. I'm here to offer hope; hope that this weight can be lifted.
Our past experiences may shape us, but they don't have to define our lives. Sometimes painful memories, emotions, or even our own behavior can feel like a heavy weight we've been carrying for a long time. This weight can hold us back and can make life feel overwhelming. It can lead to problems in our relationships, unwanted thoughts and behaviors, or disconnection from ourselves and the things in life that matter most. It can feel impossible at times to free ourselves of this burden alone. I'm here to offer hope; hope that this weight can be lifted.
(636) 789-1510 View (636) 789-1510
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Delissa Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66102  (Online Only)
I’m here to help you create the life you have been striving for! I believe in the empowerment and recovery of all individuals. I understand the vulnerability it takes to reach out for help and I commend you for taking that step today. I utilize a positive therapeutic approach to meet my clients where they are, build rapport and help you identify goals to improve your quality of life. Whether you are experiencing increased feelings of sadness, worry, stress with work, relationships or past trauma. I am here for you and would like to support you in Feeling Better!
I’m here to help you create the life you have been striving for! I believe in the empowerment and recovery of all individuals. I understand the vulnerability it takes to reach out for help and I commend you for taking that step today. I utilize a positive therapeutic approach to meet my clients where they are, build rapport and help you identify goals to improve your quality of life. Whether you are experiencing increased feelings of sadness, worry, stress with work, relationships or past trauma. I am here for you and would like to support you in Feeling Better!
(913) 380-4690 View (913) 380-4690
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Amy Tibbitts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66102
Dialectical Behavior Therapy can help with heightened emotional sensitivity, quick and intense emotional reactions, and chronic problems with depression, anxiety, and anger. The program offers individual therapy, group therapy and crisis intervention calls. Our center also offers online tools for learning DBT skills and providing you the support you need to become the person you were meant to be.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy can help with heightened emotional sensitivity, quick and intense emotional reactions, and chronic problems with depression, anxiety, and anger. The program offers individual therapy, group therapy and crisis intervention calls. Our center also offers online tools for learning DBT skills and providing you the support you need to become the person you were meant to be.
(816) 873-8469 View (816) 873-8469
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Katie Joneslight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66106
Not accepting new clients
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be” Wayne Dyer. Do you ever feel like you're not actually living your life? Are you too stuck in your own mind with worry, regret or doubt? Maybe past experiences are getting in your way. Causing you to form negative beliefs about yourself. Leading to perfectionism, frustration, self-judgement and feeling depleted. Do you get stuck in cycles overthinking the past or fearing the future? Making it difficult to move forward. Are you actually missing out on what being alive truly means and the experiences it has to offer?
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be” Wayne Dyer. Do you ever feel like you're not actually living your life? Are you too stuck in your own mind with worry, regret or doubt? Maybe past experiences are getting in your way. Causing you to form negative beliefs about yourself. Leading to perfectionism, frustration, self-judgement and feeling depleted. Do you get stuck in cycles overthinking the past or fearing the future? Making it difficult to move forward. Are you actually missing out on what being alive truly means and the experiences it has to offer?
(816) 542-6989 View (816) 542-6989
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Rise Up Resiliency Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66102
Are you tired of life struggles? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try it’s never enough? You’ve tried to talk to family and friends but they just don’t understand...You feel alone in your pain and struggles. My life experiences and circumstances has led me to feeling the same way at some point in my life. Please allow me to walk along side you and provide you with a safe nonjudgmental space to explore those feelings.
Are you tired of life struggles? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try it’s never enough? You’ve tried to talk to family and friends but they just don’t understand...You feel alone in your pain and struggles. My life experiences and circumstances has led me to feeling the same way at some point in my life. Please allow me to walk along side you and provide you with a safe nonjudgmental space to explore those feelings.
(913) 705-4572 View (913) 705-4572
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Monica Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66102  (Online Only)
FULLY ONLINE PRACTICE ACCEPTING AGE 18+ (INDIVIDUALS): NOW is the time. If you’ve been struggling with an issue and wondering when you should take that next step to get help, the time is now. I obtained my Master’s in Education from the University of Houston-Victoria. Licensed in KS, TX, FL.
FULLY ONLINE PRACTICE ACCEPTING AGE 18+ (INDIVIDUALS): NOW is the time. If you’ve been struggling with an issue and wondering when you should take that next step to get help, the time is now. I obtained my Master’s in Education from the University of Houston-Victoria. Licensed in KS, TX, FL.
(409) 908-4639 View (409) 908-4639
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Chundra Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66102  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Chundra and welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in 6 states (AR, MO, KS, IL, OH, TX), looking to help you feel empowered on your journey of growth. I am here to empower you to consider different perspectives along your journey. You have already made a huge decision to seek help so allow me to assist you on this healing journey. I offer support and coaching to individuals who are experiencing significant life changes and are seeking personal growth as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety, parenting issues, adjustment issues, relationship issues, and insomnia.
Hi! My name is Chundra and welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in 6 states (AR, MO, KS, IL, OH, TX), looking to help you feel empowered on your journey of growth. I am here to empower you to consider different perspectives along your journey. You have already made a huge decision to seek help so allow me to assist you on this healing journey. I offer support and coaching to individuals who are experiencing significant life changes and are seeking personal growth as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety, parenting issues, adjustment issues, relationship issues, and insomnia.
(314) 912-1157 View (314) 912-1157
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Daylin Rodriguez Cesar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, PhDc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66102  (Online Only)
He sido una sicoterapeuta bilingue por 12 años enfocada en tratar trauma y evaluaciones sicológicas para emigración. Les proveo un ambiente confidencial y muy cómodo a mis participantes. Es un gran privilegio guiarlos en su andar de sanidad y paz. Me especializo en sicología infantil, EMDR, y hipnosis clínica. Tengo vasta experiencia ayudando a parejas, procesos de separación, trauma, niñas/niños, y a la comunidad LGBTQ+. I am a caring bilingual counselor with experience in working with people of races and genders. My mission is to be your companion on this therapeutic journey in a comfortable and confidential environment.
He sido una sicoterapeuta bilingue por 12 años enfocada en tratar trauma y evaluaciones sicológicas para emigración. Les proveo un ambiente confidencial y muy cómodo a mis participantes. Es un gran privilegio guiarlos en su andar de sanidad y paz. Me especializo en sicología infantil, EMDR, y hipnosis clínica. Tengo vasta experiencia ayudando a parejas, procesos de separación, trauma, niñas/niños, y a la comunidad LGBTQ+. I am a caring bilingual counselor with experience in working with people of races and genders. My mission is to be your companion on this therapeutic journey in a comfortable and confidential environment.
(913) 884-1812 View (913) 884-1812
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Sherry J Descoteaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LMAC, FFT, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66102  (Online Only)
My philosophy in working with individual, couples and families is to provide a safe environment that enable individuals feel free to express their emotions, feelings and work at solutions, conflicts stress and life changes. I work from a strengths perspective and family systems theory. I have experience with ages 10 to 90. Some of my areas of expertise are Grief and Loss, Sexual Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and PTSD, Sexual, Emotional and Physical abuse. Drug and Alcohol Assessments, SASSI, ASI, KCPC, Individual and Group Therapy for Addictions.
My philosophy in working with individual, couples and families is to provide a safe environment that enable individuals feel free to express their emotions, feelings and work at solutions, conflicts stress and life changes. I work from a strengths perspective and family systems theory. I have experience with ages 10 to 90. Some of my areas of expertise are Grief and Loss, Sexual Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and PTSD, Sexual, Emotional and Physical abuse. Drug and Alcohol Assessments, SASSI, ASI, KCPC, Individual and Group Therapy for Addictions.
(602) 550-7246 View (602) 550-7246
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Existential Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT, LCAC, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66106
Sometimes in life, we feel stuck, we don't know where to go, or we just feel confused. Therapy is a great place to start when tackling big - or little - life questions! A good working relationship between a client and their therapist is extremely important; due to this, I feel rapport building is one of the key elements in beginning the therapeutic relationship. My passion lies in working with family dynamic changes, daily life struggles, crisis, victims of trauma, and depression/anxiety.
Sometimes in life, we feel stuck, we don't know where to go, or we just feel confused. Therapy is a great place to start when tackling big - or little - life questions! A good working relationship between a client and their therapist is extremely important; due to this, I feel rapport building is one of the key elements in beginning the therapeutic relationship. My passion lies in working with family dynamic changes, daily life struggles, crisis, victims of trauma, and depression/anxiety.
(913) 601-8970 View (913) 601-8970
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Karanita B Boling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LSCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66106
I'm a Compassionate, Caring, Trauma Informed, Holistic and Client Centered Clinician. Neurodivergent Welcoming! I believe being "Mentally Healthy" means having the energy to live life to the fullest, being content and having serenity to face life's everyday challenges. No one chooses to feel tired, fearful, anxious, sad or depressed. I am certified in Motivational Interviewing, EMDR Basic & advanced skills and training in CBT, DBT, and ACT to help you find the goals to your best life. I accept clients 8yrs old through Geriatric (99+). I have active duty Military and First Responder experience.
I'm a Compassionate, Caring, Trauma Informed, Holistic and Client Centered Clinician. Neurodivergent Welcoming! I believe being "Mentally Healthy" means having the energy to live life to the fullest, being content and having serenity to face life's everyday challenges. No one chooses to feel tired, fearful, anxious, sad or depressed. I am certified in Motivational Interviewing, EMDR Basic & advanced skills and training in CBT, DBT, and ACT to help you find the goals to your best life. I accept clients 8yrs old through Geriatric (99+). I have active duty Military and First Responder experience.
(816) 494-2595 View (816) 494-2595
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Julie Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66102
I’m Julie. I'm a licensed clinical social worker and a registered play therapist. I thoroughly enjoy working with all ages and have extensive experience working with individuals from diverse populations and cultures encountering a variety of mental and behavioral health struggles. I work a lot with anxiety, depression, and trauma and also have a passion for working with ADHD youth, as well as youth struggling with selective mutism. I am passionate about empowering and supporting those that I work with to help them succeed and overcome obstacles.
I’m Julie. I'm a licensed clinical social worker and a registered play therapist. I thoroughly enjoy working with all ages and have extensive experience working with individuals from diverse populations and cultures encountering a variety of mental and behavioral health struggles. I work a lot with anxiety, depression, and trauma and also have a passion for working with ADHD youth, as well as youth struggling with selective mutism. I am passionate about empowering and supporting those that I work with to help them succeed and overcome obstacles.
(913) 395-9619 View (913) 395-9619
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Sagan Smith, LMSW: Sage Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66102
I love working with clients with a variety of concerns, goals, and backgrounds. I am here to support anyone and everyone who is going through a difficult time in life or a has a goal they would like to reach. I have 10 years of experience practicing therapy with clients ranging from 5 years old to adulthood. I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, and families that have endured significant traumas or are struggling with mental health from a multitude of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
I love working with clients with a variety of concerns, goals, and backgrounds. I am here to support anyone and everyone who is going through a difficult time in life or a has a goal they would like to reach. I have 10 years of experience practicing therapy with clients ranging from 5 years old to adulthood. I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, and families that have endured significant traumas or are struggling with mental health from a multitude of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
(785) 503-3311 View (785) 503-3311
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Intervention Nation
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MAADCII, M-RSS, K-CPPS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66102
Marla specializes in Family Interventions for any and all behaviors related to addiction. For 22+ years Marla has had the satisfaction of coaching, mentoring and re-integrating individuals, couples and families back into a new healthy, family system and/or community customized to the individuality and uniqueness of the family unit. Our mission is to create the largest effort to date in order to enable the release of the forces that are keeping them stuck and to re-build the integrity of the individuals who reside within the potential family powerhouse.
Marla specializes in Family Interventions for any and all behaviors related to addiction. For 22+ years Marla has had the satisfaction of coaching, mentoring and re-integrating individuals, couples and families back into a new healthy, family system and/or community customized to the individuality and uniqueness of the family unit. Our mission is to create the largest effort to date in order to enable the release of the forces that are keeping them stuck and to re-build the integrity of the individuals who reside within the potential family powerhouse.
(913) 624-9053 View (913) 624-9053

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Number of Therapists in Edwardsville, KS

< 10

Therapists in Edwardsville, KS who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Geriatric and Seniors
100% Grief
100% Spirituality

Average years in practice

30 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Medicare
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Edwardsville, KS see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Edwardsville?

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.