Therapists in Monroe, LA

Photo of Chelsea Russell, MS, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Chelsea Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71201
For me, counseling is an exciting, yet challenging process with a goal of positive change. I will collaborate with you to establish appropriate and achievable goals to help you improve your life in a number of contexts. I believe that only you can choose your path. We will work together to achieve your goals through a variety of different interventions. I strive to maintain an open, honest, and empowering relationship to serve as a vehicle for change. It is my hope that counseling will provide you with a safe place for self-exploration. You are the expert in your life and I will help in finding the solutions that work best for you.
For me, counseling is an exciting, yet challenging process with a goal of positive change. I will collaborate with you to establish appropriate and achievable goals to help you improve your life in a number of contexts. I believe that only you can choose your path. We will work together to achieve your goals through a variety of different interventions. I strive to maintain an open, honest, and empowering relationship to serve as a vehicle for change. It is my hope that counseling will provide you with a safe place for self-exploration. You are the expert in your life and I will help in finding the solutions that work best for you.
(318) 257-8725 View (318) 257-8725
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Denitra Beasley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71201
Hi, I’m Denitra! I have been in the mental health field for 14 years and licensed for six. I absolutely love helping others! my background is in clinical mental counseling, marriage and family therapy, and Christian counseling. However, whether you’re a not a Christian, I’m here to help with all of your mental health concerns. If you are looking to learn more about yourself and become a better version of who you were yesterday I am here to help!
Hi, I’m Denitra! I have been in the mental health field for 14 years and licensed for six. I absolutely love helping others! my background is in clinical mental counseling, marriage and family therapy, and Christian counseling. However, whether you’re a not a Christian, I’m here to help with all of your mental health concerns. If you are looking to learn more about yourself and become a better version of who you were yesterday I am here to help!
(318) 374-1484 View (318) 374-1484
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Lesley Lowman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71201
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. It could be losing a loved one, a job or some other major life change. Maybe there’s conflict within your family or other close relationships. Sometimes you just feel sad, lonely, or confused about what to do next. And for others, there is something devastating from the past that feels impossible to move beyond. This is when counseling can help. It’s important to realize that you’re not alone and that help can be found, you just have to be willing to take that first scary step in asking for it.
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. It could be losing a loved one, a job or some other major life change. Maybe there’s conflict within your family or other close relationships. Sometimes you just feel sad, lonely, or confused about what to do next. And for others, there is something devastating from the past that feels impossible to move beyond. This is when counseling can help. It’s important to realize that you’re not alone and that help can be found, you just have to be willing to take that first scary step in asking for it.
(318) 232-4576 View (318) 232-4576
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John Stephen Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71201
I am trained as a Brief Therapist and use a structural-strategic approach to therapy where both therapist and client collaboratively engage to address issues and solve problems with unique My work includes children & families, couples, individuals, and professionals experiencing licensing issues or other career-related concerns. My worldview is that we are all part of larger systems which consist of our families, friends, co-workers, and the people we surround ourselves with every day. When we work to improve those relationships, and realign the structure of our interactions with the people around us, we then see positive results.
I am trained as a Brief Therapist and use a structural-strategic approach to therapy where both therapist and client collaboratively engage to address issues and solve problems with unique My work includes children & families, couples, individuals, and professionals experiencing licensing issues or other career-related concerns. My worldview is that we are all part of larger systems which consist of our families, friends, co-workers, and the people we surround ourselves with every day. When we work to improve those relationships, and realign the structure of our interactions with the people around us, we then see positive results.
(318) 506-2252 View (318) 506-2252
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Carolyn Ann Bruce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71209
A compass is a tool used for guidance and direction. It is vital in helping someone find their way when they are lost or trying to get to their destination. Much like a compass, counseling can be an important tool for "direction" through a variety of difficult situations. As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in healthy ways to change behaviors that may be contributing to your problems. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re are ready to move in a new direction in your life. I look forward working with you to achieve your goals.
A compass is a tool used for guidance and direction. It is vital in helping someone find their way when they are lost or trying to get to their destination. Much like a compass, counseling can be an important tool for "direction" through a variety of difficult situations. As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in healthy ways to change behaviors that may be contributing to your problems. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re are ready to move in a new direction in your life. I look forward working with you to achieve your goals.
(318) 225-7229 View (318) 225-7229
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Kristen Amber Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, BCN, BCB
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71201
My focus is helping clients connect the physical and emotional components of healing. I am trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction which is an evidence-based practice that teaches clients to cope with pain, anxiety, sleep, stress, addiction, and depression. I have worked with individuals and families for over 9 years and have seen the physical toll that emotions can take on a person’s life. My hope is to guide my patients back to a healthier lifestyle through a combination of approaches. I believe that every individual is unique and will design each treatment plan according to the client’s goals.
My focus is helping clients connect the physical and emotional components of healing. I am trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction which is an evidence-based practice that teaches clients to cope with pain, anxiety, sleep, stress, addiction, and depression. I have worked with individuals and families for over 9 years and have seen the physical toll that emotions can take on a person’s life. My hope is to guide my patients back to a healthier lifestyle through a combination of approaches. I believe that every individual is unique and will design each treatment plan according to the client’s goals.
(318) 232-4320 View (318) 232-4320
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Gregory Greer
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LAC, CGP
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71203
I work with those suffering from alcoholism and addiction, codependent relationships, and those seeking spirituality. The goal is to be free from that addictive relationship and form new healthy relationships. Professional literature demonstrates most successful results in treating addiction/alcoholism comes from working in groups with other alcoholics/addicts. However, many struggle with anxiety in group settings and need individual attention before feeling comfortable in a group. I can help. I also have training with Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and seeking a PhD in Quantum Metaphysics.
I work with those suffering from alcoholism and addiction, codependent relationships, and those seeking spirituality. The goal is to be free from that addictive relationship and form new healthy relationships. Professional literature demonstrates most successful results in treating addiction/alcoholism comes from working in groups with other alcoholics/addicts. However, many struggle with anxiety in group settings and need individual attention before feeling comfortable in a group. I can help. I also have training with Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and seeking a PhD in Quantum Metaphysics.
(318) 366-2553 View (318) 366-2553
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Valorie Cadoo MA MFT PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71211  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients who are committed to improving their lives. Sometimes family issues get in the way, both from the past and currently. Being stuck in traumatic memories or living in difficult circumstances makes life hard. I enjoy seeing families together to help them improve communication and to build closer relationships. Couples who invest therapy time into their relationship, report increased feelings of closeness and happiness in their lives. I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor for MFT Interns and Associates. I enjoy helping MFT Trainees to improve their therapy skills to help others.
I enjoy working with clients who are committed to improving their lives. Sometimes family issues get in the way, both from the past and currently. Being stuck in traumatic memories or living in difficult circumstances makes life hard. I enjoy seeing families together to help them improve communication and to build closer relationships. Couples who invest therapy time into their relationship, report increased feelings of closeness and happiness in their lives. I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor for MFT Interns and Associates. I enjoy helping MFT Trainees to improve their therapy skills to help others.
(325) 455-2404 View (325) 455-2404
Photo of Nicole Gee, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nicole Gee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71203
Let the HEALING begin! Are you feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, alone; have low self-esteem, anger issues, or stressed from life challenges? If so, I am currently accepting clients that are ready to take responsibility for their part in the therapeutic process, for we are a team. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I’m certified to practice Telehealth Services. With over ten years of experience, specializing in working with individuals, family, groups, adults, children, and adolescents who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, adjustment disorders, addiction, and more.
Let the HEALING begin! Are you feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, alone; have low self-esteem, anger issues, or stressed from life challenges? If so, I am currently accepting clients that are ready to take responsibility for their part in the therapeutic process, for we are a team. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I’m certified to practice Telehealth Services. With over ten years of experience, specializing in working with individuals, family, groups, adults, children, and adolescents who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, adjustment disorders, addiction, and more.
(318) 232-4612 View (318) 232-4612
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Kasey Witherington Counseling @ Tower Place
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71201
Are you living the best version of "you"? Is what you are doing each day working to build a better life? What's holding you back from changing? These are questions I might ask during our first session. I approach therapy from a collaborative viewpoint. Together the client and therapist will build a therapeutic relationship that will produce positive solutions. I also encourage the client to become mentally and physically empowered by recognizing and changing their unconscious thoughts and ideas.
Are you living the best version of "you"? Is what you are doing each day working to build a better life? What's holding you back from changing? These are questions I might ask during our first session. I approach therapy from a collaborative viewpoint. Together the client and therapist will build a therapeutic relationship that will produce positive solutions. I also encourage the client to become mentally and physically empowered by recognizing and changing their unconscious thoughts and ideas.
(318) 381-4317 View (318) 381-4317
Photo of Ilana Wahlder, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ilana Wahlder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71203
Do you feel stuck? Are you trying to move forward but have no idea how to get started? Let me help you get the life that you want by exploring fears, beliefs, and goals. We will work together to create a safe environment to discuss these issues.
Do you feel stuck? Are you trying to move forward but have no idea how to get started? Let me help you get the life that you want by exploring fears, beliefs, and goals. We will work together to create a safe environment to discuss these issues.
(318) 353-4278 View (318) 353-4278
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Emily Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71201
Life can be tough. There are times when we find ourselves feeling lost, overwhelmed, or unheard. We experience a range of emotions and face situations that can be difficult to manage alone. Counseling is a tool to gain clarity and direction when things seem too foggy to navigate on our own. As a counselor, it is my goal to provide my clients with a counseling relationship built on trust, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I strive be a partner in helping clients to discover and build upon the strengths and potential they already have within themselves.
Life can be tough. There are times when we find ourselves feeling lost, overwhelmed, or unheard. We experience a range of emotions and face situations that can be difficult to manage alone. Counseling is a tool to gain clarity and direction when things seem too foggy to navigate on our own. As a counselor, it is my goal to provide my clients with a counseling relationship built on trust, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I strive be a partner in helping clients to discover and build upon the strengths and potential they already have within themselves.
(318) 287-8580 View (318) 287-8580
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Valerie Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71203  (Online Only)
Valerie Williams is a highly skilled and compassionate Counselor at Wells of Life Counseling, specializing in providing support and guidance to individuals of all walks of life. With a firm belief that one can conquer all things through faith in God, Valerie Williams strives to empower individuals to develop a positive mindset and overcome any obstacles they may face.
Valerie Williams is a highly skilled and compassionate Counselor at Wells of Life Counseling, specializing in providing support and guidance to individuals of all walks of life. With a firm belief that one can conquer all things through faith in God, Valerie Williams strives to empower individuals to develop a positive mindset and overcome any obstacles they may face.
(318) 353-4998 View (318) 353-4998
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Connie Aye @ Cayco Effex Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, PLPC, SUPERVI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71209  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients who constantly feel unhappy, anxious, or sad for no reason. Do you blame yourself for not feeling connected in relationships, friendships, or within your family? Do you get overwhelmed when trying to figure out WHY you do the things you do? How would you describe your relationship with your parents or primary caregivers? If you answered YES or felt tense and stressed when answering yes to either of these questions, you're probably frustrated because you want to change but are unsure how. Book a FREE 20-minute consultation with me to explore the possibilities of making those scary changes.
Accepting New Clients who constantly feel unhappy, anxious, or sad for no reason. Do you blame yourself for not feeling connected in relationships, friendships, or within your family? Do you get overwhelmed when trying to figure out WHY you do the things you do? How would you describe your relationship with your parents or primary caregivers? If you answered YES or felt tense and stressed when answering yes to either of these questions, you're probably frustrated because you want to change but are unsure how. Book a FREE 20-minute consultation with me to explore the possibilities of making those scary changes.
(318) 353-8063 View (318) 353-8063
Photo of Alyssa Tamburo, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Alyssa Tamburo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71201
There are so many obstacles life can throw at you. It is exhausting, crippling, and overwhelming. It can leave you feeling like you are caught in a tidal wave and drowning. How do you get to a place where you feel like you can breathe again? Take my hand and let me help pull you out of the crashing waves. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to speak freely in. I believe in establishing caring, trustworthy relationships with my clients. Through love, compassion, and understanding we can work together to conquer the struggles that are impacting your life. You are not alone in this.
There are so many obstacles life can throw at you. It is exhausting, crippling, and overwhelming. It can leave you feeling like you are caught in a tidal wave and drowning. How do you get to a place where you feel like you can breathe again? Take my hand and let me help pull you out of the crashing waves. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to speak freely in. I believe in establishing caring, trustworthy relationships with my clients. Through love, compassion, and understanding we can work together to conquer the struggles that are impacting your life. You are not alone in this.
(318) 600-5175 View (318) 600-5175
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Pleasant Counseling and Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR, SAP
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71201
Are you ready to leave the old story behind and live the full embodied life you deserve? Therapy is a brave first step in healing. I am not an expert on how you should live. Rather, I seek to support you in living a life you want. As a result of working together, you'll learn to develop more satisfying relationships, navigate life transitions and clarify wants and desires. As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating a safe and calming space for people to explore their needs on a journey to healing and wellness. I have a relational style of therapy that looks to your goals, experiences and strengths in order to meet your unique needs
Are you ready to leave the old story behind and live the full embodied life you deserve? Therapy is a brave first step in healing. I am not an expert on how you should live. Rather, I seek to support you in living a life you want. As a result of working together, you'll learn to develop more satisfying relationships, navigate life transitions and clarify wants and desires. As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating a safe and calming space for people to explore their needs on a journey to healing and wellness. I have a relational style of therapy that looks to your goals, experiences and strengths in order to meet your unique needs
(318) 217-8053 View (318) 217-8053
Photo of Chanell Finley, MEd, LPCS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Chanell Finley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71201  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! Life can be down right hard. It becomes exhausting to manage how you feel and how you sometimes respond. Crying easily, worrying, and feeling alone, angry, overwhelmed, and sad are all common signs of depression and anxiety. I want you to know you are not alone. I am here to support you and help you through such a challenging time. It is my desire to assist you in learning how to respond appropriately to triggers for better emotional control and to address unresolved trauma that has left you feeling low, empty, and ashamed. I will incorporate biblical/Christian principles, if requested.
Now accepting new clients! Life can be down right hard. It becomes exhausting to manage how you feel and how you sometimes respond. Crying easily, worrying, and feeling alone, angry, overwhelmed, and sad are all common signs of depression and anxiety. I want you to know you are not alone. I am here to support you and help you through such a challenging time. It is my desire to assist you in learning how to respond appropriately to triggers for better emotional control and to address unresolved trauma that has left you feeling low, empty, and ashamed. I will incorporate biblical/Christian principles, if requested.
(318) 616-9068 View (318) 616-9068
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Cynthia Montcalm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71201
Through many years of working with clients and patients in both inpatient, outpatient, and community settings, I have learned that my passion is helping clients who are struggling to resolve problems that arise from unresolved family of origin issues and life transitions. I believe in a holistic approach to improve depressed mood, calm anxious thoughts, and learn coping skills. Grief work has been something that presents itself over and over and I enjoy helping clients move from the point where their loss feels overwhelming to a point where they can accept the loss and learn to enjoy life again.
Through many years of working with clients and patients in both inpatient, outpatient, and community settings, I have learned that my passion is helping clients who are struggling to resolve problems that arise from unresolved family of origin issues and life transitions. I believe in a holistic approach to improve depressed mood, calm anxious thoughts, and learn coping skills. Grief work has been something that presents itself over and over and I enjoy helping clients move from the point where their loss feels overwhelming to a point where they can accept the loss and learn to enjoy life again.
(318) 531-8219 View (318) 531-8219
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Shavon Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71201  (Online Only)
Shavon Hall is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Louisiana, who has 7 years of experience providing services to adolescents, children and families, and adults seeking help with: managing depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship conflict, chronic illness, and end of life issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and received her Master of Social Work degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Shavon Hall is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Louisiana, who has 7 years of experience providing services to adolescents, children and families, and adults seeking help with: managing depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship conflict, chronic illness, and end of life issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and received her Master of Social Work degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.
(339) 218-3090 View (339) 218-3090
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Thomas C Estis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT, LAC, Supervi
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71203
Thomas C. Estis, Ph.D. holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Social Work from Jackson State University and a Master of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling with a minor in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana - Monroe; Dr. Estis’ credentials include national and state licensure: NCC, LPC, LPC-S , LMFT-BAS, LAC, and ICADC; Witnessing families in crisis for years prior to the addicted person entering treatment or recovery, Dr. Estis’ clinical research focuses the crisis necessary for the addicted person(s) to embrace treatment and ultimately recovery. Dr. Estis’ experiences spans more than two decades of personal and family counseling, speaking engagements including state and national level and COA background. Dominant therapeutic approaches include Gestalt and Existential Therapy which affords a holistic and spiritual roadmap for correlating the spiritual awakening stressed in the Twelve (12) Steps Recovery Programs. You can recovery if you are willing to do the work to achieve the results.
Thomas C. Estis, Ph.D. holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Social Work from Jackson State University and a Master of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling with a minor in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana - Monroe; Dr. Estis’ credentials include national and state licensure: NCC, LPC, LPC-S , LMFT-BAS, LAC, and ICADC; Witnessing families in crisis for years prior to the addicted person entering treatment or recovery, Dr. Estis’ clinical research focuses the crisis necessary for the addicted person(s) to embrace treatment and ultimately recovery. Dr. Estis’ experiences spans more than two decades of personal and family counseling, speaking engagements including state and national level and COA background. Dominant therapeutic approaches include Gestalt and Existential Therapy which affords a holistic and spiritual roadmap for correlating the spiritual awakening stressed in the Twelve (12) Steps Recovery Programs. You can recovery if you are willing to do the work to achieve the results.
(318) 855-0486 View (318) 855-0486

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Monroe, LA

70+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Monroe, LA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Monroe, LA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Monroe?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.