Therapists in Freret, New Orleans, LA

Photo of Allison Brauer, LCSW, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Allison Brauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
You are deserving of the healing and love you seek. You are worthy of support and having space held for you to be safe and open. My goal is to hold space for you, nurture your inner healer and empower you to grow in the way you always knew was possible. My encouragement is to allow yourself the space and time to heal through therapy. Give yourself the permission to be gentle and begin the introspective journey in a safe and calming therapeutic environment. You are the curator for what works best for you. My hope is to be the support you need.
You are deserving of the healing and love you seek. You are worthy of support and having space held for you to be safe and open. My goal is to hold space for you, nurture your inner healer and empower you to grow in the way you always knew was possible. My encouragement is to allow yourself the space and time to heal through therapy. Give yourself the permission to be gentle and begin the introspective journey in a safe and calming therapeutic environment. You are the curator for what works best for you. My hope is to be the support you need.
(504) 285-9843 View (504) 285-9843
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Christopher Lacefield Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
Everyone deserves respect and compassion. My approach to counseling matches the need you bring to my office and your individuality. We decide together how best to use your strengths and my expertise to overcome your challenges. I strive to honor, acknowledge, and work with your unique circumstances and individuality to achieve the balance you seek in your life.
Everyone deserves respect and compassion. My approach to counseling matches the need you bring to my office and your individuality. We decide together how best to use your strengths and my expertise to overcome your challenges. I strive to honor, acknowledge, and work with your unique circumstances and individuality to achieve the balance you seek in your life.
(504) 370-9409 View (504) 370-9409
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Kathryn Pennings
MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
With over a decade of behavioral health experience, published research in trauma and substance abuse, and a harnessed passion for healing, I offer confidence, non-judgemental compassion, honesty, and hope for us as we tend to the distress of living. Together we explore the beliefs you have about yourself, relationships, and the broader social collective. We develop strategies for uncovering your unique authenticity, and for promoting a personal sense of authority and safety. My approach is trauma-informed, DBT emboldened, and culturally sensitive.
With over a decade of behavioral health experience, published research in trauma and substance abuse, and a harnessed passion for healing, I offer confidence, non-judgemental compassion, honesty, and hope for us as we tend to the distress of living. Together we explore the beliefs you have about yourself, relationships, and the broader social collective. We develop strategies for uncovering your unique authenticity, and for promoting a personal sense of authority and safety. My approach is trauma-informed, DBT emboldened, and culturally sensitive.
(504) 612-2837 View (504) 612-2837
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Alix Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, RPT, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a collaborative process in which we gently explore your history and build on your strengths to create a greater sense of connection to you and your loved ones. We will increase your capacity and develop tools to become unstuck. I use a person-centered, attachment-based, trauma-informed, and multicultural approach. I have significant experience working with those who are healing from interpersonal trauma and complex grief. I work most with young people and adults who are navigating anxiety, sexuality, relationships, and life transitions. I work with couples who hope to increase intimacy and improve communication.
Therapy is a collaborative process in which we gently explore your history and build on your strengths to create a greater sense of connection to you and your loved ones. We will increase your capacity and develop tools to become unstuck. I use a person-centered, attachment-based, trauma-informed, and multicultural approach. I have significant experience working with those who are healing from interpersonal trauma and complex grief. I work most with young people and adults who are navigating anxiety, sexuality, relationships, and life transitions. I work with couples who hope to increase intimacy and improve communication.
(504) 603-1975 View (504) 603-1975
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Christina Foulon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
If you are struggling to find the energy you need to get through the day or the motivation to make the changes you know you need to make, I may be able to help. Finding a therapist can be an overwhelming and difficult process, I encourage you to take your time searching and take advantage of any free consultations offered. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, a difficult life transition, feeling purposeless, high levels of anxiety, substance use that is causing you difficulty, compulsive cell phone use, or an overall sense that you're not doing well, then you're in the right place.
If you are struggling to find the energy you need to get through the day or the motivation to make the changes you know you need to make, I may be able to help. Finding a therapist can be an overwhelming and difficult process, I encourage you to take your time searching and take advantage of any free consultations offered. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, a difficult life transition, feeling purposeless, high levels of anxiety, substance use that is causing you difficulty, compulsive cell phone use, or an overall sense that you're not doing well, then you're in the right place.
(504) 676-6081 View (504) 676-6081
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Bahareh Mirian
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, ATR
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
Connection is the foundation to welcoming meaningful growth. Meeting you where you're at is our starting place and building community is where we'll grow. By utilizing art therapy and a person-centered therapeutic approach you can progress towards the life you desire. Together, we can cultivate and integrate a healthy sense of personalized wellbeing and success. My training and experiences allow me to support individuals across the lifespan in navigating a variety of struggles including but not limited to racial stress and trauma, complex traumas, anxiety, depression, self-esteem needs, self-advocacy, and relationship issues.
Connection is the foundation to welcoming meaningful growth. Meeting you where you're at is our starting place and building community is where we'll grow. By utilizing art therapy and a person-centered therapeutic approach you can progress towards the life you desire. Together, we can cultivate and integrate a healthy sense of personalized wellbeing and success. My training and experiences allow me to support individuals across the lifespan in navigating a variety of struggles including but not limited to racial stress and trauma, complex traumas, anxiety, depression, self-esteem needs, self-advocacy, and relationship issues.
(504) 882-9960 View (504) 882-9960
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Lisa Abbrecht
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
Not accepting new clients
Please Note: I am working on a part-time basis with limited availability, but don't hesitate to contact me to inquire. I am also happy to provide referrals if full. I specialize in OCD and anxiety, assisting individuals struggling to cope with uncertainty. With OCD, I often work with individuals struggling with intrusive thoughts around various themes, such as related to health, responsibility, and contamination, all centered around the need to feel certain. I see clients with a range of anxiety issues, including those that are generalized, health related, and specific to adjustment (life changes).
Please Note: I am working on a part-time basis with limited availability, but don't hesitate to contact me to inquire. I am also happy to provide referrals if full. I specialize in OCD and anxiety, assisting individuals struggling to cope with uncertainty. With OCD, I often work with individuals struggling with intrusive thoughts around various themes, such as related to health, responsibility, and contamination, all centered around the need to feel certain. I see clients with a range of anxiety issues, including those that are generalized, health related, and specific to adjustment (life changes).
(504) 502-7174 View (504) 502-7174
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Sarah Wheelock
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
I work with individuals and couples who want to improve their relationships, change problematic behaviors, and heal past traumas. You deserve to live your best life! Working from a trauma-informed perspective, I help clients identify their emotional experiences, sit with uncomfortable feelings, and change unproductive and impulsive behaviors. Let's examine your needs and goals, work to imagine the future that you want, and explore the changes that will help get you there.
I work with individuals and couples who want to improve their relationships, change problematic behaviors, and heal past traumas. You deserve to live your best life! Working from a trauma-informed perspective, I help clients identify their emotional experiences, sit with uncomfortable feelings, and change unproductive and impulsive behaviors. Let's examine your needs and goals, work to imagine the future that you want, and explore the changes that will help get you there.
(504) 677-8862 View (504) 677-8862
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Jordan Leah Esfeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Freret, 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
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Monica Cazes, Full Circle Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
I offer marriage/premarital counseling and relationship therapy with a focus on navigating healthy communication, conflict resolution, infidelity and intimacy. I work with a variety of couples and individuals in a safe space where all are welcome and LGBTQ+ clients are encouraged. My approach is empathic, curious, comfortable and compassionate. I believe in meeting my clients where they are to highlight your strengths, preferences, and needs. Reaching out to find a therapist who feels like a good fit can be the hardest part of getting started. I take an active approach in fostering personal growth and self-reflection.
I offer marriage/premarital counseling and relationship therapy with a focus on navigating healthy communication, conflict resolution, infidelity and intimacy. I work with a variety of couples and individuals in a safe space where all are welcome and LGBTQ+ clients are encouraged. My approach is empathic, curious, comfortable and compassionate. I believe in meeting my clients where they are to highlight your strengths, preferences, and needs. Reaching out to find a therapist who feels like a good fit can be the hardest part of getting started. I take an active approach in fostering personal growth and self-reflection.
(504) 353-9948 View (504) 353-9948
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Margaret Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
Hello. If you are exploring this site, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. I offer a free phone consultation to help determine if we are a good fit. I work with clients going through a wide range of emotional and relationship difficulties including grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, divorce recovery, infidelity, life transitions, and the pain of growing up in a difficult parent/child relations. Weekend Appointments Available!
Hello. If you are exploring this site, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. I offer a free phone consultation to help determine if we are a good fit. I work with clients going through a wide range of emotional and relationship difficulties including grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, divorce recovery, infidelity, life transitions, and the pain of growing up in a difficult parent/child relations. Weekend Appointments Available!
(504) 499-0469 View (504) 499-0469
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Thrad Weibley
MT-BC
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
Have you ever said "Music is my therapy"? Through music therapy, we can work together to discover, develop, and define ways in which the use of music can directly facilitate achieving your personal goals. With every client, my immediate goal is to meet that person where they are. It is my ethical obligation and privilege to acknowledge, explore and learn about each person’s culture and context in order to authentically meet them where they are. Every human being is dynamic and evolving, so person-specific goals will emerge through the relationships that form through through the use of music.
Have you ever said "Music is my therapy"? Through music therapy, we can work together to discover, develop, and define ways in which the use of music can directly facilitate achieving your personal goals. With every client, my immediate goal is to meet that person where they are. It is my ethical obligation and privilege to acknowledge, explore and learn about each person’s culture and context in order to authentically meet them where they are. Every human being is dynamic and evolving, so person-specific goals will emerge through the relationships that form through through the use of music.
(504) 226-5299 View (504) 226-5299
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Take Your Time Counseling, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTRP-E
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115  (Online Only)
“In a society that says, ‘Put yourself last,’ self-love and self-acceptance are revolutionary.”-Brene Brown. Perhaps you have been considering therapy for a while, maybe this is a return for new strategies, or life’s constant upheavals have necessitated you to consider our support. Individual counseling and coaching clients can expect our therapists to provide an open and non-judgmental space for honest dialogue, creative problem-solving strategies, and the use of individually tailored and structured treatment plans, of which you are an active collaborator, to meet your goals.
“In a society that says, ‘Put yourself last,’ self-love and self-acceptance are revolutionary.”-Brene Brown. Perhaps you have been considering therapy for a while, maybe this is a return for new strategies, or life’s constant upheavals have necessitated you to consider our support. Individual counseling and coaching clients can expect our therapists to provide an open and non-judgmental space for honest dialogue, creative problem-solving strategies, and the use of individually tailored and structured treatment plans, of which you are an active collaborator, to meet your goals.
(504) 370-0441 View (504) 370-0441
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David P Dolese
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
I have 16+ years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. If you're struggling with issues like anxiety, grief, self-doubt, anger, depression or relationship challenges, we will work to regain confidence, find inner peace, or cultivate healthier connections. My goals are ambitious yet achievable: to conquer fears, rediscover joy, or build fulfilling relationships. I will help you to live authentically, free from the burdens of your past, and to embrace a future filled with purpose and contentment. I will help you seek understanding, support, and the tools to navigate life's complexities with resilience and grace.
I have 16+ years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. If you're struggling with issues like anxiety, grief, self-doubt, anger, depression or relationship challenges, we will work to regain confidence, find inner peace, or cultivate healthier connections. My goals are ambitious yet achievable: to conquer fears, rediscover joy, or build fulfilling relationships. I will help you to live authentically, free from the burdens of your past, and to embrace a future filled with purpose and contentment. I will help you seek understanding, support, and the tools to navigate life's complexities with resilience and grace.
(985) 331-7286 View (985) 331-7286
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Erica Murphy (Therapy For High-Performers)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
Can't relax because your miles long to-do list is always on your mind? You've come to the right place! I help high-performers break free from hustle culture and reconnect with the peace and contentment they've been missing (or never had to begin with!). My blended style of therapy & coaching helps you tap into the awareness, motivation, and inspiration you need to get unblocked and get honest with yourself about what really matters to you - not just what everyone has told you SHOULD matter. Get ready to release who you've been and make space for all you can become. Your next-level life is waiting for you.
Can't relax because your miles long to-do list is always on your mind? You've come to the right place! I help high-performers break free from hustle culture and reconnect with the peace and contentment they've been missing (or never had to begin with!). My blended style of therapy & coaching helps you tap into the awareness, motivation, and inspiration you need to get unblocked and get honest with yourself about what really matters to you - not just what everyone has told you SHOULD matter. Get ready to release who you've been and make space for all you can become. Your next-level life is waiting for you.
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Faye Kennelly M.A., ATR, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
I often connect easily with folks who identify as neurodivergent, queer, expressive, eccentric, activist, artist or hospitality worker. You may have tried other forms of therapy and are seeking an alternative way to process trauma, gain a deeper understanding of self and your relationships. An openness and willingness to lean into the creative process is paramount for our work together, you don't have to be an artist to benefit. It is my hope to guide you toward a more embodied self through creative expression. My experience and training informs the way I guide you toward your own creative uncovering and self-exploration.
I often connect easily with folks who identify as neurodivergent, queer, expressive, eccentric, activist, artist or hospitality worker. You may have tried other forms of therapy and are seeking an alternative way to process trauma, gain a deeper understanding of self and your relationships. An openness and willingness to lean into the creative process is paramount for our work together, you don't have to be an artist to benefit. It is my hope to guide you toward a more embodied self through creative expression. My experience and training informs the way I guide you toward your own creative uncovering and self-exploration.
(401) 271-5386 View (401) 271-5386
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Amber Delaune
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
Life can be crazy right now, huh? We are facing immense unexpected life stressors that our brain and body are constantly trying to resolve. Do you find yourself having negative ruminating thoughts? Are you feeling tense, irritable, or anxious and wonder why do I feel this way? Are you experiencing conflict in your relationships but not sure why this keeps happening or how to solve it? I can help. I believe each client has the strength and capacity for change and awareness within themselves. My role is to provide insight, encouragement, education, evidence-based practices, and a little laughter to help each client reach their goals.
Life can be crazy right now, huh? We are facing immense unexpected life stressors that our brain and body are constantly trying to resolve. Do you find yourself having negative ruminating thoughts? Are you feeling tense, irritable, or anxious and wonder why do I feel this way? Are you experiencing conflict in your relationships but not sure why this keeps happening or how to solve it? I can help. I believe each client has the strength and capacity for change and awareness within themselves. My role is to provide insight, encouragement, education, evidence-based practices, and a little laughter to help each client reach their goals.
(504) 576-0045 View (504) 576-0045
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Natalie Henry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Natalie Henry and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the beautiful city of New Orleans. My goal is to help patients reach their highest potential through a trusting, supportive relationship. Areas I have most experience in include anxiety, depression, grief, but I welcome the opportunity to get to know you and your individual needs.
Welcome! My name is Natalie Henry and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the beautiful city of New Orleans. My goal is to help patients reach their highest potential through a trusting, supportive relationship. Areas I have most experience in include anxiety, depression, grief, but I welcome the opportunity to get to know you and your individual needs.
(225) 629-8433 View (225) 629-8433
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Laurel A. Santos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115  (Online Only)
I have worked with families, individuals and couples for many years, and find that bridging miscommunications to build connection is something I am deeply passionate about. When we can work to understand one another, we can often come to better understand ourselves, especially within these systems. I utilize a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS), narrative and attachment theories with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in all my work with clients. I come from a family systems perspective believing our interconnectedness influences others, and empowering individuals to use this concept as a model of change.
I have worked with families, individuals and couples for many years, and find that bridging miscommunications to build connection is something I am deeply passionate about. When we can work to understand one another, we can often come to better understand ourselves, especially within these systems. I utilize a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS), narrative and attachment theories with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in all my work with clients. I come from a family systems perspective believing our interconnectedness influences others, and empowering individuals to use this concept as a model of change.
(504) 233-6712 View (504) 233-6712
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Hillery G Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Freret, New Orleans, LA 70115
My practice involves using the creative process to help others gain a deeper sense of self-awareness. The creative approach is client led, practical, holistic, embodied, somatic, and adaptable in everyday life. I integrate a kinesthetic learning competent of connecting mind & body. Traditional talk therapy and art therapy are used to meet the needs of each individual. Clients practice the power of curiosity to creatively explore their own personal history with a focus on personal development growth. The relationship established between client and therapist can help to promote future healthy attachments.
My practice involves using the creative process to help others gain a deeper sense of self-awareness. The creative approach is client led, practical, holistic, embodied, somatic, and adaptable in everyday life. I integrate a kinesthetic learning competent of connecting mind & body. Traditional talk therapy and art therapy are used to meet the needs of each individual. Clients practice the power of curiosity to creatively explore their own personal history with a focus on personal development growth. The relationship established between client and therapist can help to promote future healthy attachments.
(504) 399-1696 View (504) 399-1696

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Number of Therapists in Freret, New Orleans, LA

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Freret, New Orleans, LA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
89% Stress
86% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
79% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
36% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Freret, New Orleans, LA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Freret, 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.