Therapists in New Orleans, LA

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Photo of Alaine Garner, MA, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Alaine Garner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70118
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or disconnected? Some days feel more impossible than others when you consider everything on your list. You constantly battle the voice in your head that says you're never good enough. You're exhausted, yet you still put on a good face and put everyone and everything before yourself. Maybe it's the relationship, work, motherhood, or family but you often feel unseen, hopeless, insecure and unsatisfied in life. You worry that if you attempt a change you’ll for sure lose the little bit of love connection and sanity you have left. You feel out of control and need a sense of agency. I see you.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or disconnected? Some days feel more impossible than others when you consider everything on your list. You constantly battle the voice in your head that says you're never good enough. You're exhausted, yet you still put on a good face and put everyone and everything before yourself. Maybe it's the relationship, work, motherhood, or family but you often feel unseen, hopeless, insecure and unsatisfied in life. You worry that if you attempt a change you’ll for sure lose the little bit of love connection and sanity you have left. You feel out of control and need a sense of agency. I see you.
(504) 608-3136 View (504) 608-3136
Photo of Leigh Anne B Terrebonne, PhD, Psychologist
Leigh Anne B Terrebonne
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70115
As a seasoned psychologist, I have been fortunate enough to work with people with wide-ranging backgrounds. I've helped motivated patients overcome and adapt to health and fertility issues, grief, divorce, marital problems, substance abuse, anxiety and depression, adjusting to life changes such as starting college, graduation, career changes, and retirement . If you wish to make a change or want to master or better manage intense and bothersome emotions, please call me for a phone consultation or to set up and initial appointment.
As a seasoned psychologist, I have been fortunate enough to work with people with wide-ranging backgrounds. I've helped motivated patients overcome and adapt to health and fertility issues, grief, divorce, marital problems, substance abuse, anxiety and depression, adjusting to life changes such as starting college, graduation, career changes, and retirement . If you wish to make a change or want to master or better manage intense and bothersome emotions, please call me for a phone consultation or to set up and initial appointment.
(504) 608-5712 View (504) 608-5712
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Annie Bachrach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70115
I primarily work with clients aged 10-25 struggling with anxiety and depression, life transitions, social and behavioral issues, and identity development. I have a particular interest in working with college students as they develop greater independence and learn to manage increasing personal and academic responsibilities while also attending to their social and emotional needs.
I primarily work with clients aged 10-25 struggling with anxiety and depression, life transitions, social and behavioral issues, and identity development. I have a particular interest in working with college students as they develop greater independence and learn to manage increasing personal and academic responsibilities while also attending to their social and emotional needs.
(504) 766-3880 View (504) 766-3880
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Kim Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70115
Kim Gordon is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Virginia. She has over 20 years of clinical experience.
Kim Gordon is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Virginia. She has over 20 years of clinical experience.
(504) 882-9572 View (504) 882-9572
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Dr. Ginette Grube
Psychologist, PsyD , MP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70114
I'm licensed in both medical psychology and clinical psychology. I prescribe psychiatric medication to treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, psychosis, emotional trauma, and other issues in Louisiana. I use psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and play/art therapy to address mood and behavioral issues, and problems around family and social functioning, school, and personal identity issues. I strive to help people flourish, and can provide a specific and unique therapeutic experience for you to reach your personal goals. I help people improve their self-understanding, address unresolved issues, and strengthen self-esteem.
I'm licensed in both medical psychology and clinical psychology. I prescribe psychiatric medication to treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, psychosis, emotional trauma, and other issues in Louisiana. I use psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and play/art therapy to address mood and behavioral issues, and problems around family and social functioning, school, and personal identity issues. I strive to help people flourish, and can provide a specific and unique therapeutic experience for you to reach your personal goals. I help people improve their self-understanding, address unresolved issues, and strengthen self-esteem.
(504) 285-4043 View (504) 285-4043
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Frances Maples
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70124
Hi there! Therapy can be a daunting endeavor, and my aim is to make it as accessible as possible for folks. I primarily focus on areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and sexuality. I am largely involved in providing therapy for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well. Working from a person-centered perspective, I aim to meet my clients where they are currently in life, as we are all doing the best we can with what we have. My goal is to provide a safe space where my clients can feel heard, understood, challenged, and enlightened.
Hi there! Therapy can be a daunting endeavor, and my aim is to make it as accessible as possible for folks. I primarily focus on areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and sexuality. I am largely involved in providing therapy for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well. Working from a person-centered perspective, I aim to meet my clients where they are currently in life, as we are all doing the best we can with what we have. My goal is to provide a safe space where my clients can feel heard, understood, challenged, and enlightened.
(504) 318-6685 View (504) 318-6685
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Kat Velie
MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70118
Not accepting new clients
Part of what makes any struggle difficult is the isolation, often due to the discomfort others feel around your pain. Friends and family want you to be ok. Maybe you’re not right now. So, I try to skip the platitudes. My job is less about making you feel better and more about helping you navigate what may feel overwhelming. Sometimes that can be scary to do alone. That’s why I’m here. My background in writing, the arts, and teaching yoga, help inform my style of therapy, which remains grounded in mindfulness, embodiment, and creativity. As a compassion-focused therapist, I encourage clients toward developing a kinder inner world.
Part of what makes any struggle difficult is the isolation, often due to the discomfort others feel around your pain. Friends and family want you to be ok. Maybe you’re not right now. So, I try to skip the platitudes. My job is less about making you feel better and more about helping you navigate what may feel overwhelming. Sometimes that can be scary to do alone. That’s why I’m here. My background in writing, the arts, and teaching yoga, help inform my style of therapy, which remains grounded in mindfulness, embodiment, and creativity. As a compassion-focused therapist, I encourage clients toward developing a kinder inner world.
(504) 527-8234 View (504) 527-8234
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Bespoke Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70119
Are overwhelm, overthinking, rigidity, & avoidance shaping your daily life? Is irritability, low self worth, fatigue, and procrastination keeping you in a cycle you want to break? Integrative mental health care can help you overcome these challenges and live a fuller, more authentic life. I work best with clients who want to unearth and correct the contributing factors keeping them stuck, from limiting thoughts and beliefs to self-sabotaging habits and behaviors.
Are overwhelm, overthinking, rigidity, & avoidance shaping your daily life? Is irritability, low self worth, fatigue, and procrastination keeping you in a cycle you want to break? Integrative mental health care can help you overcome these challenges and live a fuller, more authentic life. I work best with clients who want to unearth and correct the contributing factors keeping them stuck, from limiting thoughts and beliefs to self-sabotaging habits and behaviors.
(504) 883-7135 View (504) 883-7135
Photo of Sarah (Sally) Johns, LPC-S, CCHt, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sarah (Sally) Johns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CCHt
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70119
Welcome to the first step in helping yourself. Therapy can be intimidating at first. It takes strength and awareness to ask for help. It is that strength that will help you through your situation. Through the counseling process, you can simplify and manage your life so it can be enjoyed vs. tolerated. Valued concepts are safety, self-care, confidentiality, and communication. New Orleans Counseling and Hypnosis Center emphasizes the importance of the safe relationship between client and therapist. Psycho-education is also used to encourage and develop healthy coping skills and self-care. Register at www.counselingnola.com to start your self care today!
Welcome to the first step in helping yourself. Therapy can be intimidating at first. It takes strength and awareness to ask for help. It is that strength that will help you through your situation. Through the counseling process, you can simplify and manage your life so it can be enjoyed vs. tolerated. Valued concepts are safety, self-care, confidentiality, and communication. New Orleans Counseling and Hypnosis Center emphasizes the importance of the safe relationship between client and therapist. Psycho-education is also used to encourage and develop healthy coping skills and self-care. Register at www.counselingnola.com to start your self care today!
(504) 777-3844 View (504) 777-3844
Photo of Jordan Leah Esfeld, MS, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jordan Leah Esfeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70115
Are you struggling in an intimate relationship that seems unrecognizable these days? Are you experiencing chaos, numbness, rage, suffering from negative thoughts, addiction, or feeling haunted from the past? It is my mission to provide ethical and meaningful counseling services to those who are willing and ready to take the pathway selfward, to engage in a process of healing and improving one’s life and relationships. Even though I don't yet know you or what has brought you here, I do know that the very thing that brought you here is the key to your growth and healing.
Are you struggling in an intimate relationship that seems unrecognizable these days? Are you experiencing chaos, numbness, rage, suffering from negative thoughts, addiction, or feeling haunted from the past? It is my mission to provide ethical and meaningful counseling services to those who are willing and ready to take the pathway selfward, to engage in a process of healing and improving one’s life and relationships. Even though I don't yet know you or what has brought you here, I do know that the very thing that brought you here is the key to your growth and healing.
(504) 420-6349 View (504) 420-6349
Photo of William K Lieder, LCSW, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
William K Lieder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70119
William Lieder, LCSW-BACS, has earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Tulane. He is licensed by the State of Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. He has over 25 years of clinical experience in treating adolescents, adults and families using individual and family therapy.
William Lieder, LCSW-BACS, has earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Tulane. He is licensed by the State of Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. He has over 25 years of clinical experience in treating adolescents, adults and families using individual and family therapy.
(504) 233-6654 View (504) 233-6654
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Nadra T DEMAGNUS
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70116  (Online Only)
Greetings! My name is Nadra DeMagnus and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from New Orleans, Louisiana. I have been providing psychotherapy and relationship coaching for more than ten years. I have worked with large groups, military families, indigenous people of Alaska, youth and young adults in schools, agency, and private settings, adults, and geriatrics from across these United States of America. Approaches utilized: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
Greetings! My name is Nadra DeMagnus and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from New Orleans, Louisiana. I have been providing psychotherapy and relationship coaching for more than ten years. I have worked with large groups, military families, indigenous people of Alaska, youth and young adults in schools, agency, and private settings, adults, and geriatrics from across these United States of America. Approaches utilized: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
(504) 513-6841 View (504) 513-6841
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Dr. Vivian Piazza Ray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70118
Dr. Vivian Piazza specializes in providing empirically supported treatments for adults who have experienced trauma, have anxiety, and have phobias. She values being authentic in her clinical interactions and is genuinely invested in her clients’ health. She is results-oriented in helping her clients achieve their treatment goals. She works collaboratively with her clients and elicits frequent feedback in order to ensure that therapy is meeting her client’s needs. Dr. Piazza emphasizes cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship, as the client-therapist relationship is viewed as the vehicle through which growth and change occur.
Dr. Vivian Piazza specializes in providing empirically supported treatments for adults who have experienced trauma, have anxiety, and have phobias. She values being authentic in her clinical interactions and is genuinely invested in her clients’ health. She is results-oriented in helping her clients achieve their treatment goals. She works collaboratively with her clients and elicits frequent feedback in order to ensure that therapy is meeting her client’s needs. Dr. Piazza emphasizes cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship, as the client-therapist relationship is viewed as the vehicle through which growth and change occur.
(504) 370-2157 View (504) 370-2157
Photo of Marie T O'Neil, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marie T O'Neil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70119
Not accepting new clients
I offer Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, which utilizes spirituality as a key component in alleviating suffering (depression, anxiety, grief, doubt, self-criticism, loneliness, etc.) and in living a fulfilling life aligned with your values. Sessions can focus on a variety of topics such as exploring relationship issues, discerning important life decisions, navigating life transitions, and cultivating forgiveness and compassion for self and others. They can be used for addressing what's unresolved in your heart, learning and deepening meditation and contemplative practices, and accessing and living by your deepest wisdom.
I offer Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, which utilizes spirituality as a key component in alleviating suffering (depression, anxiety, grief, doubt, self-criticism, loneliness, etc.) and in living a fulfilling life aligned with your values. Sessions can focus on a variety of topics such as exploring relationship issues, discerning important life decisions, navigating life transitions, and cultivating forgiveness and compassion for self and others. They can be used for addressing what's unresolved in your heart, learning and deepening meditation and contemplative practices, and accessing and living by your deepest wisdom.
(504) 383-9029 View (504) 383-9029
Photo of Kate Kashtanava, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kate Kashtanava
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70117
I will work with you to bring awareness and insight to your behaviors, environments, impairments, and strengths. This awareness can pave the way for understanding the underlying motives behind your behaviors, as well as reasons for discomfort or pain, so that you can make the necessary changes. Together we’ll create a safe space to process, build insight, and discover new skills. I received my Bachelor of Arts in psychology at UCLA and my Master of Arts in social work at California State University at Northridge. I have practiced in CA, LA and MS in community-based mental health, hospital and in private practice settings.
I will work with you to bring awareness and insight to your behaviors, environments, impairments, and strengths. This awareness can pave the way for understanding the underlying motives behind your behaviors, as well as reasons for discomfort or pain, so that you can make the necessary changes. Together we’ll create a safe space to process, build insight, and discover new skills. I received my Bachelor of Arts in psychology at UCLA and my Master of Arts in social work at California State University at Northridge. I have practiced in CA, LA and MS in community-based mental health, hospital and in private practice settings.
(504) 608-5613 View (504) 608-5613
Photo of Dylan Thomas Kolesa, MS, PLPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Dylan Thomas Kolesa
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70119  (Online Only)
I focus on topics such as identity, marginalization, interpersonal issues, major life transitions, and trauma. I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and their loved ones, with a specialization in transgender and gender-expansive experiences. I am also dedicated to being sex positive, poly friendly, and kink aware. Additionally, I welcome you to use your creative practices as another means to explore yourself and your experiences within a therapeutic environment. I recognize that at times it may be easier to reach the heart of your emotional life through creative expression.
I focus on topics such as identity, marginalization, interpersonal issues, major life transitions, and trauma. I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and their loved ones, with a specialization in transgender and gender-expansive experiences. I am also dedicated to being sex positive, poly friendly, and kink aware. Additionally, I welcome you to use your creative practices as another means to explore yourself and your experiences within a therapeutic environment. I recognize that at times it may be easier to reach the heart of your emotional life through creative expression.
(504) 233-6532 View (504) 233-6532
Photo of Corine Brown, DSW, LCSW, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Corine Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70114  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with young people, artists, activists, caregivers, healers, and other social service providers, who are interested in expanding their imagination and self-definition beyond the labels that no longer serve them in who they are becoming. People who are ready and willing to UnLearn unhelpful narratives and to be fully witness to themselves in all their beauty and complexity.
I specialize in working with young people, artists, activists, caregivers, healers, and other social service providers, who are interested in expanding their imagination and self-definition beyond the labels that no longer serve them in who they are becoming. People who are ready and willing to UnLearn unhelpful narratives and to be fully witness to themselves in all their beauty and complexity.
(504) 608-9102 View (504) 608-9102
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Laura Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70115
Not accepting new clients
You may feel numb, disconnected, and unable to cope effectively with personal and relational challenges. You have developed behaviors like lying, misusing substances, avoiding or procrastinating that make you feel even worse. You are successful in your professional life, but feel less confident and secure in your personal life. You are ready for something to change from deep within you. My passion is utilizing the powerful benefits of EMDR, and EMDR Intensives, with clients who are tired of putting band-aids on their problems and are ready to get at the root of their problems and experience true healing.
You may feel numb, disconnected, and unable to cope effectively with personal and relational challenges. You have developed behaviors like lying, misusing substances, avoiding or procrastinating that make you feel even worse. You are successful in your professional life, but feel less confident and secure in your personal life. You are ready for something to change from deep within you. My passion is utilizing the powerful benefits of EMDR, and EMDR Intensives, with clients who are tired of putting band-aids on their problems and are ready to get at the root of their problems and experience true healing.
(504) 383-9205 View (504) 383-9205
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Jennifer Keith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70113
What would your life look like if you could snap your fingers and everything could change? What if your relationships with loved ones had less conflict? What if your stress levels were more manageable? Whether this is your first time in counseling or you’re searching for a new therapist that’s a “good fit,” I can help in tackling those questions. Here’s a quick snapshot of what our experience will look like together: I use an existential lens in therapy, which means that I enjoy teaming up with a client to explore the patterns of their life. Your life patterns are unique, and your counseling experience should reflect that.
What would your life look like if you could snap your fingers and everything could change? What if your relationships with loved ones had less conflict? What if your stress levels were more manageable? Whether this is your first time in counseling or you’re searching for a new therapist that’s a “good fit,” I can help in tackling those questions. Here’s a quick snapshot of what our experience will look like together: I use an existential lens in therapy, which means that I enjoy teaming up with a client to explore the patterns of their life. Your life patterns are unique, and your counseling experience should reflect that.
(504) 576-9768 View (504) 576-9768
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Dr. Shawnell Ware
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70122  (Online Only)
Engaging in the therapeutic process has rewards to learn about self and coping tools to deal with life stressors. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in an open, non-judgmental, safe space environment. Working together, we can achieve the ability to adapt to complex situations, change self-defeating behaviors, improve communication and manage emotions. The goal is to identify strengths by utilizing problem-solving skills to foster growth and self-sufficiency. My mission is to advocate, empower and transform the lives of others to maintain self-worth and live a wholesome life to the maximum potential.
Engaging in the therapeutic process has rewards to learn about self and coping tools to deal with life stressors. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in an open, non-judgmental, safe space environment. Working together, we can achieve the ability to adapt to complex situations, change self-defeating behaviors, improve communication and manage emotions. The goal is to identify strengths by utilizing problem-solving skills to foster growth and self-sufficiency. My mission is to advocate, empower and transform the lives of others to maintain self-worth and live a wholesome life to the maximum potential.
(504) 677-8721 View (504) 677-8721
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Number of Therapists in New Orleans, LA

900+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in New Orleans, LA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
69% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Aetna

How Therapists in New Orleans, LA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New Orleans?

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.