Therapists in Lafayette, LA

Photo of Kristen M Sison, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lafayette, LA
Kristen M Sison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Hi there! I'm Kristen, and my interest is people. I love getting to know about other's passions, feelings, attitudes, and ideas. And that's exactly what brought me to therapy! I get excited when others are looking to explore their own lives for ways to improve, no matter how small. I work well with clients who ruminate and tend to get caught in the vicious cycles of depression and anxiety by examining daily behaviors and thoughts. I like to be direct to maximize productivity in our time together, but will always treat you with the respect and compassion we all deserve. I'm always open to collaboration, feedback, and creativity.
Hi there! I'm Kristen, and my interest is people. I love getting to know about other's passions, feelings, attitudes, and ideas. And that's exactly what brought me to therapy! I get excited when others are looking to explore their own lives for ways to improve, no matter how small. I work well with clients who ruminate and tend to get caught in the vicious cycles of depression and anxiety by examining daily behaviors and thoughts. I like to be direct to maximize productivity in our time together, but will always treat you with the respect and compassion we all deserve. I'm always open to collaboration, feedback, and creativity.
(337) 210-7331 View (337) 210-7331
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Julie G Galloway
MS, LPC-S, RPT
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
Julie has a strong desire to work with tweens, teens and the adults who support them. She also has a passion for working with caregivers, healthcare professionals and those living with extraordinary circumstances like chronic illnesses or disabilities. Julie supports her clients in their desire to foster healthy relationships by means of empowering her clients to navigate, prioritize and effectively communicate for a maximized healthy life balance. She believes personal growth and development can occur in all individuals open to acceptance and understanding of themselves and others.
Julie has a strong desire to work with tweens, teens and the adults who support them. She also has a passion for working with caregivers, healthcare professionals and those living with extraordinary circumstances like chronic illnesses or disabilities. Julie supports her clients in their desire to foster healthy relationships by means of empowering her clients to navigate, prioritize and effectively communicate for a maximized healthy life balance. She believes personal growth and development can occur in all individuals open to acceptance and understanding of themselves and others.
(337) 408-1028 View (337) 408-1028
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Nina McAlvanah
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
An ideal client would be motivated, willing to self disclose and devoid of embellishment or denial. Their needs would be to heal with the understanding that therapy is a process and optimum results occur when a client is proactive in his or her recovery. Clients should be aware that therapy is their platform to be seen and heard. With 40 years of experience, I promise my clients that I have seen and heard it all! I believe that each individual is creative and unique and that there is no "one" way to be happy or live life. I will work with you to increase your understanding of how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected.
An ideal client would be motivated, willing to self disclose and devoid of embellishment or denial. Their needs would be to heal with the understanding that therapy is a process and optimum results occur when a client is proactive in his or her recovery. Clients should be aware that therapy is their platform to be seen and heard. With 40 years of experience, I promise my clients that I have seen and heard it all! I believe that each individual is creative and unique and that there is no "one" way to be happy or live life. I will work with you to increase your understanding of how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected.
(337) 409-5274 View (337) 409-5274
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Holly Orellana
MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Hi! I’m Holly Orellana, a PLPC with Soleil Counseling Practice. I want to offer a safe, non-judgmental space to those who choose to begin their counseling journey, and to all who walk through those doors of self-discovery and healing. My passion is helping you make sense of things that may seem confusing in your life, things that are difficult to navigate, or maybe things that bring a lot of strong feelings that you feel stuck trying to figure out. I hope that by taking time out of your life to dedicate towards YOU, you are able to create more peace, stability, and control in the life you want to live.
Hi! I’m Holly Orellana, a PLPC with Soleil Counseling Practice. I want to offer a safe, non-judgmental space to those who choose to begin their counseling journey, and to all who walk through those doors of self-discovery and healing. My passion is helping you make sense of things that may seem confusing in your life, things that are difficult to navigate, or maybe things that bring a lot of strong feelings that you feel stuck trying to figure out. I hope that by taking time out of your life to dedicate towards YOU, you are able to create more peace, stability, and control in the life you want to live.
(337) 324-9446 View (337) 324-9446
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Katelyn H. Landry, LPC-S, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
In today’s busy way of life, we rarely stop for a moment for self-care. But if our cup is empty, how can we pour into anyone else’s? Through my passion of helping others, I use the counseling session as one where the client(s) and I collaborate to improve everyday life. A safe space is created where we explore and define presenting problems, develop future goals for an improved life, and implement change. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I utilize evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other approaches that fit the client(s) needs.
In today’s busy way of life, we rarely stop for a moment for self-care. But if our cup is empty, how can we pour into anyone else’s? Through my passion of helping others, I use the counseling session as one where the client(s) and I collaborate to improve everyday life. A safe space is created where we explore and define presenting problems, develop future goals for an improved life, and implement change. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I utilize evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other approaches that fit the client(s) needs.
(337) 427-8344 View (337) 427-8344
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Kendall Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70501
Hello, and yes, I also do WEEKEND and EVENING appointments! I have 26 years of Mental Health and Marriage, Substance Abuse Counseling experience, and a return rate of 98%, which means that if you see me once, you'll be back. DID YOU KNOW...There is a reason why you repeat the same behavior and expect different results, and no, it's not because of insanity. DID YOU KNOW...That there is a cure to anxiety, and even ADHD that doesn't require medication. If you're,ready to get off of the Merry-Go-Round..Call me
Hello, and yes, I also do WEEKEND and EVENING appointments! I have 26 years of Mental Health and Marriage, Substance Abuse Counseling experience, and a return rate of 98%, which means that if you see me once, you'll be back. DID YOU KNOW...There is a reason why you repeat the same behavior and expect different results, and no, it's not because of insanity. DID YOU KNOW...That there is a cure to anxiety, and even ADHD that doesn't require medication. If you're,ready to get off of the Merry-Go-Round..Call me
(337) 514-4559 View (337) 514-4559
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Diane Dodt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
Have you identified as a people pleaser? Do you lack self-worth? Do you lack joy? Do you have a strong Inner Critic? I am here to help you get to the core of your difficulties, develop a deep understanding of yourself and provide the skills you need experience freedom and live in a way you have never felt before, Whether you are experiencing a deep sense of sadness, excess worry, grieving a loss, anger, difficulties with family or friends, going through a life changing event OR you simply can't define how you feel, I can help you. I have skills I can teach you to get relief from your suffering.
Have you identified as a people pleaser? Do you lack self-worth? Do you lack joy? Do you have a strong Inner Critic? I am here to help you get to the core of your difficulties, develop a deep understanding of yourself and provide the skills you need experience freedom and live in a way you have never felt before, Whether you are experiencing a deep sense of sadness, excess worry, grieving a loss, anger, difficulties with family or friends, going through a life changing event OR you simply can't define how you feel, I can help you. I have skills I can teach you to get relief from your suffering.
(337) 508-0044 View (337) 508-0044
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Lisa Landry Headspace Counseling And Recovery
Lisa Landry, MS, PLPC, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Hi there, I'm Lisa, and I am someone who is passionate about helping individuals and couples heal from trauma and painful experiences that lead to suffering. Life can be difficult, lonely, and even scary at times. As your counselor, I will welcome you and accept you without judgement. I will help you figure out the necessary steps that will lead to a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I will strive to help you overcome the negative thoughts and emotions that can hold you and/or your partner back from trust and connection. Most importantly, I will be with you through your journey to heal, every step of the way.
Hi there, I'm Lisa, and I am someone who is passionate about helping individuals and couples heal from trauma and painful experiences that lead to suffering. Life can be difficult, lonely, and even scary at times. As your counselor, I will welcome you and accept you without judgement. I will help you figure out the necessary steps that will lead to a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I will strive to help you overcome the negative thoughts and emotions that can hold you and/or your partner back from trust and connection. Most importantly, I will be with you through your journey to heal, every step of the way.
(337) 409-8287 View (337) 409-8287
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Amy Arceneaux
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
You matter and I’m happy you’re here. As a therapist, I will foster a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself authentically. My role is to assist you in identifying and transforming your suffering into awareness and autonomy through a collaborative relationship. I view all humans as fellow travelers and it is an honor to share in another’s journey towards their best self. I see clients ages 7 to adult. My counseling approach is tailored to the client’s unique experiences and needs. With children, I utilize both a Child-Centered approach, as well as more directive techniques.
You matter and I’m happy you’re here. As a therapist, I will foster a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself authentically. My role is to assist you in identifying and transforming your suffering into awareness and autonomy through a collaborative relationship. I view all humans as fellow travelers and it is an honor to share in another’s journey towards their best self. I see clients ages 7 to adult. My counseling approach is tailored to the client’s unique experiences and needs. With children, I utilize both a Child-Centered approach, as well as more directive techniques.
(337) 202-2502 View (337) 202-2502
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Mallory D Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
My ideal client is someone who is motivated to improve their life in some way. My passion is working with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing increased depression, anxiety, and trouble in relationships due to the many life changes they are experiencing because of their age. I believe that this demographic experiences changes and new issues almost daily, and it is important for them to feel like they have someone to guide them through these changes and gain more stability in their lives.
My ideal client is someone who is motivated to improve their life in some way. My passion is working with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing increased depression, anxiety, and trouble in relationships due to the many life changes they are experiencing because of their age. I believe that this demographic experiences changes and new issues almost daily, and it is important for them to feel like they have someone to guide them through these changes and gain more stability in their lives.
(337) 243-6935 View (337) 243-6935
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Rhea Cooper Ph.d. Registered Play Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, RPT, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Waitlist for new clients
You are deserving of peace, self-compassion, and fullness of life. Oftentimes, life's stress can cause deep emotional and physical pain, which may leave us unfulfilled, discouraged, and disconnected. My goal in therapy is to support and guide you as you learn ways to lift the burden from your shoulders to reclaim your joy, peace, and worthiness. I work with all populations including children as young as three, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. My approach to counseling is integrative and incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, and a focus on empowering clients to identify their strengths and resources.
You are deserving of peace, self-compassion, and fullness of life. Oftentimes, life's stress can cause deep emotional and physical pain, which may leave us unfulfilled, discouraged, and disconnected. My goal in therapy is to support and guide you as you learn ways to lift the burden from your shoulders to reclaim your joy, peace, and worthiness. I work with all populations including children as young as three, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. My approach to counseling is integrative and incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, and a focus on empowering clients to identify their strengths and resources.
(337) 806-8907 View (337) 806-8907
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Courtney Tibbetts
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503  (Online Only)
I am passionate about engaging individuals in the process of creating meaningful, positive, and lasting life change. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, I strive to empower individuals to overcome personal obstacles and achieve their goals. I have extensive experience working with individuals to help them overcome difficult personal histories and achieve the kind of life they choose to live.
I am passionate about engaging individuals in the process of creating meaningful, positive, and lasting life change. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, I strive to empower individuals to overcome personal obstacles and achieve their goals. I have extensive experience working with individuals to help them overcome difficult personal histories and achieve the kind of life they choose to live.
(337) 443-7094 View (337) 443-7094
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Walter Camos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70506
Offering individual, couples, and family counseling, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy services to adults and adolescents. In collaboration, we will define and explore presenting problems that may be inhibiting personal growth, level of functioning, and/or overall wellbeing. Goals shall be formulated and a plan for achieving these goals established. My orientation is eclectic, drawing from evidence based practices such as Brief Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential, Clinical Hypnosis and Energy Psychology.
Offering individual, couples, and family counseling, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy services to adults and adolescents. In collaboration, we will define and explore presenting problems that may be inhibiting personal growth, level of functioning, and/or overall wellbeing. Goals shall be formulated and a plan for achieving these goals established. My orientation is eclectic, drawing from evidence based practices such as Brief Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential, Clinical Hypnosis and Energy Psychology.
(337) 322-3779 View (337) 322-3779
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Michelle Comeaux Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPS, MS, LPC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
I work well with individuals ages 10 & up, couples and families. I am trained in the treatment of eating disorders and reIated concerns. I have also worked with many couples with marital and other relationship concerns, and I have worked with many families dealing with divorce, substance abuse and parenting concerns. I have also worked with individuals on a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, emotional and behavioral concerns, academic concerns, relationship concerns, anger management and codependency.
I work well with individuals ages 10 & up, couples and families. I am trained in the treatment of eating disorders and reIated concerns. I have also worked with many couples with marital and other relationship concerns, and I have worked with many families dealing with divorce, substance abuse and parenting concerns. I have also worked with individuals on a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, emotional and behavioral concerns, academic concerns, relationship concerns, anger management and codependency.
(337) 447-4507 View (337) 447-4507
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Ryan Winters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
I work with adolescents and adults on anxiety, depression, transitions, and adjustments. As a LGBT allied counselor, I aim to support the associated challenges that my clients encounter within themselves, their family, and community. I also enjoy working with couples and individuals to make their relationships successful, enjoyable, and easier. In my work I have had powerful alliances and opportunities for professional growth from in-home counseling to in-patient mental health counseling to intensive outpatient counseling. In my work experience, I have found one thing in common: we all strive for meaningfulness.
I work with adolescents and adults on anxiety, depression, transitions, and adjustments. As a LGBT allied counselor, I aim to support the associated challenges that my clients encounter within themselves, their family, and community. I also enjoy working with couples and individuals to make their relationships successful, enjoyable, and easier. In my work I have had powerful alliances and opportunities for professional growth from in-home counseling to in-patient mental health counseling to intensive outpatient counseling. In my work experience, I have found one thing in common: we all strive for meaningfulness.
(337) 573-2514 View (337) 573-2514
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Marissa Pitt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
I am passionate about being the support someone needs to find their voice when it comes to their mental health and being an advocate for themselves. As your counselor, I strive to make your therapeutic journey individualistic, creative, and beneficial to your life. It is my goal to provide you with a space to be able to express yourself freely and have the comfortability to explore your vulnerabilities. Exploring new pathways and perspectives can be a fearful and uncomfortable thing to do alone. I am here to be that guidance and support that you need to take a step towards those new avenues.
I am passionate about being the support someone needs to find their voice when it comes to their mental health and being an advocate for themselves. As your counselor, I strive to make your therapeutic journey individualistic, creative, and beneficial to your life. It is my goal to provide you with a space to be able to express yourself freely and have the comfortability to explore your vulnerabilities. Exploring new pathways and perspectives can be a fearful and uncomfortable thing to do alone. I am here to be that guidance and support that you need to take a step towards those new avenues.
(337) 317-5087 View (337) 317-5087
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Kimberly Clay
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70501  (Online Only)
Hiii! I'm Kimberly! I am the Purpose Pusha'! Take a minute to imagine every dream you've wanted to come to life stolen from you by your past. That's truly heartbreaking, right? Now it's your time to take it back. Your past childhood trauma, current depression/anxiety or even your substance use doesn't define your future nor who you are but here's what your healing process will look like a little laughter, some tears, and discovering a new authentic you. My clients describe me as compassionate, personable, and authentic. Some even say G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) but I'm not bragging.
Hiii! I'm Kimberly! I am the Purpose Pusha'! Take a minute to imagine every dream you've wanted to come to life stolen from you by your past. That's truly heartbreaking, right? Now it's your time to take it back. Your past childhood trauma, current depression/anxiety or even your substance use doesn't define your future nor who you are but here's what your healing process will look like a little laughter, some tears, and discovering a new authentic you. My clients describe me as compassionate, personable, and authentic. Some even say G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) but I'm not bragging.
(337) 427-8710 View (337) 427-8710
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Matthew Hebert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MEd, MTh, LPC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
Sometimes we feel lost and stuck in our lives. We have pain and trauma that feel unbearable. It can feel hopeless. There is a path forward. My name is Matt Hebert and I am passionate about helping others find the healing, peace, and self-acceptance that allows them to live a fulfilling and happy life. I want you to have a safe space to renew—or discover entirely—your life’s meaning. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples with various mental health and wellness concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, sexuality, intimacy, religious deconstruction, religious trauma, and life transitions.
Sometimes we feel lost and stuck in our lives. We have pain and trauma that feel unbearable. It can feel hopeless. There is a path forward. My name is Matt Hebert and I am passionate about helping others find the healing, peace, and self-acceptance that allows them to live a fulfilling and happy life. I want you to have a safe space to renew—or discover entirely—your life’s meaning. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples with various mental health and wellness concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, sexuality, intimacy, religious deconstruction, religious trauma, and life transitions.
(337) 545-2074 View (337) 545-2074
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Rick Fridrick: AAIT and ART Certified Practitioner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CFRC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
Are you suffering from the emotional burden that comes with stress, trauma, and unhealthy mental habits? I use evidenced-based techniques like Accelerated Resolution Therapy (which utilizes bilateral stimulation) to heal unprocessed trauma and negative conditioning. Inner communications between emotions, the brain, and the body become blocked or separated when unprocessed trauma is stored. Once this natural inner communication is restored, releases and healings happens rapidly, often automatically. I am the only Licensed Mental Health Professional in La who is a Certified Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT) Practitioner.
Are you suffering from the emotional burden that comes with stress, trauma, and unhealthy mental habits? I use evidenced-based techniques like Accelerated Resolution Therapy (which utilizes bilateral stimulation) to heal unprocessed trauma and negative conditioning. Inner communications between emotions, the brain, and the body become blocked or separated when unprocessed trauma is stored. Once this natural inner communication is restored, releases and healings happens rapidly, often automatically. I am the only Licensed Mental Health Professional in La who is a Certified Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT) Practitioner.
(337) 434-3998 View (337) 434-3998
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Evan Broussard Acadian Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
Everyone goes through life experiencing trials and hardships, but that does not mean your experiences and feelings are less important or that you should go through it alone. Are you ready to explore these experiences and feelings and to make positive lifelong changes in the process? As your counselor, we can work together to get you where you want to be in life. My focus is on anxiety (generalized, social, panic) depression (major, persistent), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and trauma (early childhood, physical/sexual abuse, grief, acute, chronic, complex, PTSD).
Everyone goes through life experiencing trials and hardships, but that does not mean your experiences and feelings are less important or that you should go through it alone. Are you ready to explore these experiences and feelings and to make positive lifelong changes in the process? As your counselor, we can work together to get you where you want to be in life. My focus is on anxiety (generalized, social, panic) depression (major, persistent), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and trauma (early childhood, physical/sexual abuse, grief, acute, chronic, complex, PTSD).
(337) 202-8173 View (337) 202-8173

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lafayette, LA

300+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Lafayette, LA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Lafayette, LA see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lafayette?

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.