Therapists in Central Business District, New Orleans, LA

Photo of Cortney Dornier Seymour, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Cortney Dornier Seymour
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130
I believe we can all greatly benefit from being encouraged to express ourselves, understand our emotions and behaviors, and develop ways to cope and thrive in our environment. Together we will explore who you are, not just through your past experiences but mostly through your present emotions/behaviors and future goals. I approach each session with genuineness, openness and empathy. In my practice, counseling includes conversation and humor; both laughter and tears are important while healing and growing. While I certainly respect that serious matters are discussed in therapy, we can usually find ways to enjoy our progress!
I believe we can all greatly benefit from being encouraged to express ourselves, understand our emotions and behaviors, and develop ways to cope and thrive in our environment. Together we will explore who you are, not just through your past experiences but mostly through your present emotions/behaviors and future goals. I approach each session with genuineness, openness and empathy. In my practice, counseling includes conversation and humor; both laughter and tears are important while healing and growing. While I certainly respect that serious matters are discussed in therapy, we can usually find ways to enjoy our progress!
(504) 777-3831 View (504) 777-3831
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Stacy Lewis-Goins
MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130
Do others think you have it all together? But you don’t feel that way? Are you struggling trying to keep it all together? If you are reading this, congratulations! I know it takes a lot of courage to consider counseling…to choose you. You have taken the first step to reauthoring your story. Hi, I’m Stacy, a PLPC with a lifelong passion for helping individuals as they become the best version of themselves. My goal is to collaborate with you on your journey in a compassionate partnership to help you achieve your goals through encouragement and empowerment as you edit and rewrite your narrative.
Do others think you have it all together? But you don’t feel that way? Are you struggling trying to keep it all together? If you are reading this, congratulations! I know it takes a lot of courage to consider counseling…to choose you. You have taken the first step to reauthoring your story. Hi, I’m Stacy, a PLPC with a lifelong passion for helping individuals as they become the best version of themselves. My goal is to collaborate with you on your journey in a compassionate partnership to help you achieve your goals through encouragement and empowerment as you edit and rewrite your narrative.
(504) 226-6384 View (504) 226-6384
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Valeria Rodriguez
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130
My name is Valeria Rodriguez, and I am a Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2023 and a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2020. My practice is to provide compassionate care for individuals 15 years and older, couples, and families navigating with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship misalignment, and PTSD. My therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also fluent in both English and Spanish.
My name is Valeria Rodriguez, and I am a Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2023 and a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2020. My practice is to provide compassionate care for individuals 15 years and older, couples, and families navigating with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship misalignment, and PTSD. My therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also fluent in both English and Spanish.
(504) 677-8169 View (504) 677-8169
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Dr. Karen A Pellerin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I pride my practice on delivering exceptional personalized care in a confidential, supportive environment. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, struggling with life transitions or changes, uncertain about your career path, or having relationship concerns, my approach is to help you find positive alternatives to overcome these challenges. Therapy can help you gain a better understanding and insight into how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other and how these patterns can either hinder you from or propel you toward your desired goals, achievements, and emotional satisfaction.
Welcome to my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I pride my practice on delivering exceptional personalized care in a confidential, supportive environment. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, struggling with life transitions or changes, uncertain about your career path, or having relationship concerns, my approach is to help you find positive alternatives to overcome these challenges. Therapy can help you gain a better understanding and insight into how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other and how these patterns can either hinder you from or propel you toward your desired goals, achievements, and emotional satisfaction.
(504) 414-6362 View (504) 414-6362
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Brooke Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the state of Louisiana. With a passion for fostering personal growth and mental well-being, I am dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges with empathy, support, & empowerment. I work collaboratively with clients to cultivate resilience, develop coping skills, and foster positive change. Together, we can embark on a journey towards healing and self-discovery. I have experience with a variety of populations and presenting stressors including individuals with PTSD, Substance Abuse, ADHD, and am an LGBTQIA+ ally!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the state of Louisiana. With a passion for fostering personal growth and mental well-being, I am dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges with empathy, support, & empowerment. I work collaboratively with clients to cultivate resilience, develop coping skills, and foster positive change. Together, we can embark on a journey towards healing and self-discovery. I have experience with a variety of populations and presenting stressors including individuals with PTSD, Substance Abuse, ADHD, and am an LGBTQIA+ ally!
(504) 732-1701 View (504) 732-1701
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Melanie Roum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130  (Online Only)
Are the symptoms of anxiety and depression beginning to creep in? Are you struggling to be content in your life? Are relationship challenges troubling you? Trauma that impacts your experience of life? Do you engage in activities or substances that interfere with your daily functioning? Find yourself self sabotaging? Trying to manage a blended family? Want to manage stress and get better sleep? Feel in control of your life? Have more peace in your life?
Are the symptoms of anxiety and depression beginning to creep in? Are you struggling to be content in your life? Are relationship challenges troubling you? Trauma that impacts your experience of life? Do you engage in activities or substances that interfere with your daily functioning? Find yourself self sabotaging? Trying to manage a blended family? Want to manage stress and get better sleep? Feel in control of your life? Have more peace in your life?
(504) 788-2077 View (504) 788-2077
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Brandon L Selby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130
Those who have a why to live can bear any how. Many of us are in some form of suffering, and this can derail us from a meaningful life. Learning how to live with our pain so as to gain purpose and meaning is a true endeavor. From a collaborative process, I help my clients to establish what purpose they seek and discover ways to validate our pain, learning to control rather than being controlled by our fears, depression, et cetera. Through therapeutic interventions, we can learn to accept how we think, feel, and act. Subsequently allowing us the opportunity to discover new areas for growth and healing..
Those who have a why to live can bear any how. Many of us are in some form of suffering, and this can derail us from a meaningful life. Learning how to live with our pain so as to gain purpose and meaning is a true endeavor. From a collaborative process, I help my clients to establish what purpose they seek and discover ways to validate our pain, learning to control rather than being controlled by our fears, depression, et cetera. Through therapeutic interventions, we can learn to accept how we think, feel, and act. Subsequently allowing us the opportunity to discover new areas for growth and healing..
(504) 285-4566 View (504) 285-4566
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Laura Lamartina
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130
I am very passionate about being a counselor and providing a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and couples to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, & career goals. I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the Counselor, having come to understand and build trust with one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, and develop future goals for an improved life. In my almost 20 years of experience in mental health work, I have worked with a diverse clientele of children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
I am very passionate about being a counselor and providing a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and couples to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, & career goals. I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the Counselor, having come to understand and build trust with one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, and develop future goals for an improved life. In my almost 20 years of experience in mental health work, I have worked with a diverse clientele of children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
(985) 381-2198 View (985) 381-2198
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Anthony Joseph Cuccia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130
I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds who are wishing to explore what it means to become the best version of themselves that they can be at this time. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, lifestyle changes, or problems with addiction, I can offer my unique perspectives with an open heart and mind. I enjoy working with individuals or couple that are struggling to make consistent changes, or are making limited progress and could use some support from a professional.
I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds who are wishing to explore what it means to become the best version of themselves that they can be at this time. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, lifestyle changes, or problems with addiction, I can offer my unique perspectives with an open heart and mind. I enjoy working with individuals or couple that are struggling to make consistent changes, or are making limited progress and could use some support from a professional.
(504) 688-7996 View (504) 688-7996
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70113
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(504) 470-0369 View (504) 470-0369
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Sankofa Center, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70112
Call or Email Larry Hayes for a consultation now - Qualifications * Years in Practice: 25+ * School:Southern University at New Orleans * Year Graduated: 1986 * License No. and State: 3184 LA. Finances * Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100 * Sliding Scale: Yes Payments : Cash, Check, Insurance Plans: Magellan Health Services, IBH, BlueCrossBlueShield, TriCare, Wellcom, United Health Care, Mental Health Network, Ullance Behavior Health Value Options, United New Directions Health Care, Medicare and Medicaid, Treating * Loss or Grief * Self Esteem * Trauma and PTSD: * Bipolar Disorder *Adoptions Personality Disorders * Gender: *Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) * Adults * Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) * Family/Marital Therapy *
Call or Email Larry Hayes for a consultation now - Qualifications * Years in Practice: 25+ * School:Southern University at New Orleans * Year Graduated: 1986 * License No. and State: 3184 LA. Finances * Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100 * Sliding Scale: Yes Payments : Cash, Check, Insurance Plans: Magellan Health Services, IBH, BlueCrossBlueShield, TriCare, Wellcom, United Health Care, Mental Health Network, Ullance Behavior Health Value Options, United New Directions Health Care, Medicare and Medicaid, Treating * Loss or Grief * Self Esteem * Trauma and PTSD: * Bipolar Disorder *Adoptions Personality Disorders * Gender: *Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) * Adults * Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) * Family/Marital Therapy *
(504) 273-7139 View (504) 273-7139
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Katrenia White-Law
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130  (Online Only)
Katrenia has extensive clinical experience in working with different populations. Since 2016 Katrenia has worked in various Community Mental Health agencies, as a Functional Family Therapist Supervisor, as well as providing Addiction and Couples Therapy. Katrenia is passionate about helping others become the best version of themselves that they desire to be. During free time she loves to relax at home and watch movies, along with being actively involved in church.
Katrenia has extensive clinical experience in working with different populations. Since 2016 Katrenia has worked in various Community Mental Health agencies, as a Functional Family Therapist Supervisor, as well as providing Addiction and Couples Therapy. Katrenia is passionate about helping others become the best version of themselves that they desire to be. During free time she loves to relax at home and watch movies, along with being actively involved in church.
(318) 840-7001 View (318) 840-7001
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Ryan Shelling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130  (Online Only)
In my practice, I specialize in working with individuals who are facing grief, trauma, depression, mood disorders, and various other emotional and psychological issues. I understand that life can present us with difficult moments, and I am here to offer you a safe and non-judgmental space to explore and overcome these challenges.
In my practice, I specialize in working with individuals who are facing grief, trauma, depression, mood disorders, and various other emotional and psychological issues. I understand that life can present us with difficult moments, and I am here to offer you a safe and non-judgmental space to explore and overcome these challenges.
(504) 800-8349 View (504) 800-8349
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Taylor Mayer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
I use an integrated approach to provide individual counseling and play therapy services to adults and children. I am interested in aiding clients who deal with difficulties surrounding divorce, daily stressors, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I intend to focus on working with children and families attempting to readjust to the rules and roles of the new family structure that can surface. I will provide a safe environment where clients can work collaboratively with me to identify concerns and process them. I will help clients use this new awareness to determine effective coping and communication skills.
I use an integrated approach to provide individual counseling and play therapy services to adults and children. I am interested in aiding clients who deal with difficulties surrounding divorce, daily stressors, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I intend to focus on working with children and families attempting to readjust to the rules and roles of the new family structure that can surface. I will provide a safe environment where clients can work collaboratively with me to identify concerns and process them. I will help clients use this new awareness to determine effective coping and communication skills.
(337) 202-2561 View (337) 202-2561
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Kenya Offray
PLPC, MA, MEd, EdS, NBCC
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70150
Not accepting new clients
I am: a Public School Mental Health Professional-a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)- Currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree (Ed. D)- a Louisiana State Certified School Counselor-a Louisiana State Certified Early Intervention Specialist along with Louisiana State Teacher Certification. I am here to help with your mental health needs.
I am: a Public School Mental Health Professional-a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)- Currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree (Ed. D)- a Louisiana State Certified School Counselor-a Louisiana State Certified Early Intervention Specialist along with Louisiana State Teacher Certification. I am here to help with your mental health needs.
(504) 414-6589 View (504) 414-6589
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Dr. Denise Gilstrap
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As an experienced wellness advocate and clinician, I work with clients on various presenting issues, providing a caring and non-judgmental space for clients to feel comfortable and at ease. Clients may be struggling with feeling "stuck" or working through challenges and desire to gain insight and awareness to personal behaviors and patterns. Clients may also be seeking to explore beliefs, relationships, and life/career decisions.
As an experienced wellness advocate and clinician, I work with clients on various presenting issues, providing a caring and non-judgmental space for clients to feel comfortable and at ease. Clients may be struggling with feeling "stuck" or working through challenges and desire to gain insight and awareness to personal behaviors and patterns. Clients may also be seeking to explore beliefs, relationships, and life/career decisions.
(504) 732-9411 View (504) 732-9411
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Integrated Behavioral Health
MD, PhD, PMHNP, LCSW, LPC, PLPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130
At IBH we are a multidisciplinary team focused on providing comprehensive care to patients ages 5 and older through In-Person visits and Telehealth. Our team includes: Morgan Feibelman, M.D., Jill McCall, M.D., Aldo Mejia, M.D., Jennifer Greco, M.D., Andrew Sander, M.D., Asa Pharr, M.D., Kellie Newman, PMHNP-BC, Blaine Grice, PMHNP-BC (also in BR), Karen Pellerin, PhD, Jonathan Nierman, LCSW, Frances Maples-LPC, Daja Williams, M.S.,LPC, Valeria Rodriguez, PLMFT, Marcel Albritton, PHD, C-IAYT. Please visit our website www.IBHpsych.com for both Baton Rouge and New Orleans bios .
At IBH we are a multidisciplinary team focused on providing comprehensive care to patients ages 5 and older through In-Person visits and Telehealth. Our team includes: Morgan Feibelman, M.D., Jill McCall, M.D., Aldo Mejia, M.D., Jennifer Greco, M.D., Andrew Sander, M.D., Asa Pharr, M.D., Kellie Newman, PMHNP-BC, Blaine Grice, PMHNP-BC (also in BR), Karen Pellerin, PhD, Jonathan Nierman, LCSW, Frances Maples-LPC, Daja Williams, M.S.,LPC, Valeria Rodriguez, PLMFT, Marcel Albritton, PHD, C-IAYT. Please visit our website www.IBHpsych.com for both Baton Rouge and New Orleans bios .
(504) 322-3837 View (504) 322-3837
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Marcus Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, BBA, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are in a relationship with a stranger? Does a basic discussion turn into an all day argument? Relationships, regardless of what kind, are the responsibility of both parties involved and there is no better time than now to take charge of your relationship's success. Each relationship has its own fingerprints and no two are the same. The client is the expert. Our therapeutic relationship will help put the pieces of your puzzle together in a meaningful way. I believe therapy goes beyond crisis intervention. Let’s bring happiness back to your relationship as I emphasize healthy behaviors over unhealthy behaviors.
Do you feel like you are in a relationship with a stranger? Does a basic discussion turn into an all day argument? Relationships, regardless of what kind, are the responsibility of both parties involved and there is no better time than now to take charge of your relationship's success. Each relationship has its own fingerprints and no two are the same. The client is the expert. Our therapeutic relationship will help put the pieces of your puzzle together in a meaningful way. I believe therapy goes beyond crisis intervention. Let’s bring happiness back to your relationship as I emphasize healthy behaviors over unhealthy behaviors.
(504) 666-3399 View (504) 666-3399
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Julee Breaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of experience. I graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree in 2004 from Southern University at New Orleans. I have worked in various settings providing individual, group, marriage and family therapy to individuals of all ages and populations facing a variety of challenges. I am here to help you on your journey to achieving your goals and living your best life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of experience. I graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree in 2004 from Southern University at New Orleans. I have worked in various settings providing individual, group, marriage and family therapy to individuals of all ages and populations facing a variety of challenges. I am here to help you on your journey to achieving your goals and living your best life.
(504) 732-0998 x100 View (504) 732-0998 x100
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Dacia Odom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Business District, New Orleans, LA 70130  (Online Only)
Book with me now. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or grief. I can help. I utilize several treatment modalities including person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Together, you will have the support of a therapist to help you manage or overcome your personal issues and challenges.
Book with me now. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or grief. I can help. I utilize several treatment modalities including person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Together, you will have the support of a therapist to help you manage or overcome your personal issues and challenges.
(504) 553-3652 View (504) 553-3652

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Number of Therapists in Central Business District, New Orleans, LA

50+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Central Business District, New Orleans, LA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
83% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Central Business District, New Orleans, LA see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Central Business District, 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.