Therapists in Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA

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Elizabeth Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122  (Online Only)
You've heard the saying "walk a mile in someone else's shoes", right? I have walked a lot of miles in a lot of shoes. My life experiences have taught me patience, understanding and empathy. And these skills help me create a comfortable space where you can explore the issues impacting your life. Experience working with alternative love dynamics, i.e. ENM/open/poly and kink, the treatment of substance use disorder and veteran's. Also experienced in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and difficulty with life changes. Open to working with any adult motivated to change. Licensed in LA, TX and MA.
You've heard the saying "walk a mile in someone else's shoes", right? I have walked a lot of miles in a lot of shoes. My life experiences have taught me patience, understanding and empathy. And these skills help me create a comfortable space where you can explore the issues impacting your life. Experience working with alternative love dynamics, i.e. ENM/open/poly and kink, the treatment of substance use disorder and veteran's. Also experienced in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and difficulty with life changes. Open to working with any adult motivated to change. Licensed in LA, TX and MA.
(504) 420-3980 View (504) 420-3980
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BACH Therapeutic Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you having feelings of nervousness and sadness related to how the world perceives you? Do you feel unheard, as if no one understands the issues you face or the traumas you endure? Living in a world that is sometimes unkind to those of us who make up marginalized populations can have long-lasting effects on one’s mental health and overall quality of life. If you have ever experienced any of these feelings, Ms. Alaiyia N. Williams, is the perfect fit for your therapy and counseling needs. She has been practicing as a licensed clinician for nearly 10 years in a variety of settings and in various states.
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you having feelings of nervousness and sadness related to how the world perceives you? Do you feel unheard, as if no one understands the issues you face or the traumas you endure? Living in a world that is sometimes unkind to those of us who make up marginalized populations can have long-lasting effects on one’s mental health and overall quality of life. If you have ever experienced any of these feelings, Ms. Alaiyia N. Williams, is the perfect fit for your therapy and counseling needs. She has been practicing as a licensed clinician for nearly 10 years in a variety of settings and in various states.
(504) 553-3997 View (504) 553-3997
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BACH Therapeutic Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122  (Online Only)
Do you feel like your life is off track? Do you feel like you need support getting your life into focus? Perhaps you would benefit from therapeutic counseling services combined with life/recovery coaching? Reaching out for help is a wise and critical first step in your journey towards healing and self-growth. I believe that each person has a unique journey to recovery from the hardships of life and I work with individuals to discover their own path. Let's work together to help find recovery, purpose, and life-fulfillment.
Do you feel like your life is off track? Do you feel like you need support getting your life into focus? Perhaps you would benefit from therapeutic counseling services combined with life/recovery coaching? Reaching out for help is a wise and critical first step in your journey towards healing and self-growth. I believe that each person has a unique journey to recovery from the hardships of life and I work with individuals to discover their own path. Let's work together to help find recovery, purpose, and life-fulfillment.
(504) 285-2130 View (504) 285-2130
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BACH Therapeutic Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122  (Online Only)
Does life seem to be hitting you hard these days? Do you feel like you are screaming in a room full of people? Does it seem as though your personal and professional relationship/goals are coming to a halt? Any form of progress can be challenging. Maintaining a healthy mindset requires self-discipline, self-respect, and self-love. BACH Recovery coach, Cristiana J.Sheriff has inward and outward experience in assisting individuals through complex life skills.
Does life seem to be hitting you hard these days? Do you feel like you are screaming in a room full of people? Does it seem as though your personal and professional relationship/goals are coming to a halt? Any form of progress can be challenging. Maintaining a healthy mindset requires self-discipline, self-respect, and self-love. BACH Recovery coach, Cristiana J.Sheriff has inward and outward experience in assisting individuals through complex life skills.
(504) 676-5132 View (504) 676-5132
Robert J Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
With over 25years of clinical experience I provide client centered treatments to assist clients to achieve their identified goals. I utilize treatment modalities that best fit client needs.These include brief therapy/solution focused treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Insight oriented/Psychodynamic therapy and others. I provide treatment to children, adolescents, adults and couples.
With over 25years of clinical experience I provide client centered treatments to assist clients to achieve their identified goals. I utilize treatment modalities that best fit client needs.These include brief therapy/solution focused treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Insight oriented/Psychodynamic therapy and others. I provide treatment to children, adolescents, adults and couples.
(313) 908-6702 View (313) 908-6702
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Christina James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS, MPP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
- www.christinajamesllc.com - My goal is to make clients feel supported, heard, and understood as they take the commendable step to start therapy. I believe each person holds instinctive wisdom about what they want and need for a healthy life, and that therapy is a wonderful way to bring this to the surface. As a therapist who holds white, hetero, and cis gender privilege, I am committed to ongoing self-reflection and accountability about how this privilege may show up in our therapy, in order to make this a safe environment.
- www.christinajamesllc.com - My goal is to make clients feel supported, heard, and understood as they take the commendable step to start therapy. I believe each person holds instinctive wisdom about what they want and need for a healthy life, and that therapy is a wonderful way to bring this to the surface. As a therapist who holds white, hetero, and cis gender privilege, I am committed to ongoing self-reflection and accountability about how this privilege may show up in our therapy, in order to make this a safe environment.
(504) 226-6526 View (504) 226-6526
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Mary Lee Muller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
As a clinician I seek to create a collaborative, safe, and accepting environment where clients can work toward change and wellness. In developing a trusting relationship with my clients I like to engage in a relaxed and conversational manner.
As a clinician I seek to create a collaborative, safe, and accepting environment where clients can work toward change and wellness. In developing a trusting relationship with my clients I like to engage in a relaxed and conversational manner.
(504) 290-0560 View (504) 290-0560
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Garry Eldridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC-S, CSAT
Verified Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
Are you at the end of your rope? Is your partner at the end of his/her rope with you? Have you let go of the rope? Has your partner? Garry knows exactly where you are, & what a dark, helpless, panicked place that is. He has the tools and expertise to assist you on your journey to find balance, healing, & freedom. He has also been a life-long learner & student of his own life’s journey, with all of the bumps, bruises, mistakes, growth, & change that is part of the healing process. As a result, Garry is uniquely equipped to walk beside you, guide & coach you to finding your Authentic Self lost in the chaos of sexual addiction.
Are you at the end of your rope? Is your partner at the end of his/her rope with you? Have you let go of the rope? Has your partner? Garry knows exactly where you are, & what a dark, helpless, panicked place that is. He has the tools and expertise to assist you on your journey to find balance, healing, & freedom. He has also been a life-long learner & student of his own life’s journey, with all of the bumps, bruises, mistakes, growth, & change that is part of the healing process. As a result, Garry is uniquely equipped to walk beside you, guide & coach you to finding your Authentic Self lost in the chaos of sexual addiction.
(504) 327-2144 View (504) 327-2144
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Ashley Anne Fletcher Acadian Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Not Verified Not Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
We all have problems, habits and "quirks" of personality and wonder sometimes when life gets rough, whether we need therapy or if it would be a good option. When life is getting on top of you, when you begin to feel strong emotions that you didn't know that you had, when you feel lost or hopeless or just want to reach your full potential, then give yourself a chance to seek a new solution. I can help. I believe that each individual is creative and unique and that there is no "one" way to be happy or live life. For New Orleans I offer virtual, telehealth appointments & EMDR and Gottman Relationship Counseling.
We all have problems, habits and "quirks" of personality and wonder sometimes when life gets rough, whether we need therapy or if it would be a good option. When life is getting on top of you, when you begin to feel strong emotions that you didn't know that you had, when you feel lost or hopeless or just want to reach your full potential, then give yourself a chance to seek a new solution. I can help. I believe that each individual is creative and unique and that there is no "one" way to be happy or live life. For New Orleans I offer virtual, telehealth appointments & EMDR and Gottman Relationship Counseling.
(337) 221-9414 View (337) 221-9414
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Dr. Jacqueline L Meyers
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
Not accepting new clients
Greetings! I am Dr. Jacqueline L. Meyers, Founder & CEO of Healing Talk Therapy, LLC. Do you suffer with debilitating symptoms of anxiety or depression? Perhaps, unstable signs of trauma, grief, or substance use? And lastly, how about family/relationship/marital concerns that you just can’t seem to get a handle of? If you answered yes to any of these questions, envision waking up every morning feeling that you can conquer the day, equipped with versatile, necessary coping skills and then some! Now, hold that thought in for a minute and keep it until you foresee it as an accessible, lasting reality. How amazing does that feel?
Greetings! I am Dr. Jacqueline L. Meyers, Founder & CEO of Healing Talk Therapy, LLC. Do you suffer with debilitating symptoms of anxiety or depression? Perhaps, unstable signs of trauma, grief, or substance use? And lastly, how about family/relationship/marital concerns that you just can’t seem to get a handle of? If you answered yes to any of these questions, envision waking up every morning feeling that you can conquer the day, equipped with versatile, necessary coping skills and then some! Now, hold that thought in for a minute and keep it until you foresee it as an accessible, lasting reality. How amazing does that feel?
(504) 226-6641 View (504) 226-6641
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Jessica Bertsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
Not accepting new clients
I experience a lot of success using the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model in helping clients to live more fulfilling lives. We are all carrying wounds from childhood experiences, as well as, generational and cultural experiences, stories and beliefs that surround and influence us. My role as a therapist using this model is to guide clients in building a dynamic and compassionate relationship to their internal worlds and with the world around them. When we learn to appreciate how we have adapted to our wounds, we can change our patterns of behavior, as well as, love ourselves and others more actively and fully.
I experience a lot of success using the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model in helping clients to live more fulfilling lives. We are all carrying wounds from childhood experiences, as well as, generational and cultural experiences, stories and beliefs that surround and influence us. My role as a therapist using this model is to guide clients in building a dynamic and compassionate relationship to their internal worlds and with the world around them. When we learn to appreciate how we have adapted to our wounds, we can change our patterns of behavior, as well as, love ourselves and others more actively and fully.
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Traig Varnado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years of experience. I have worked extensively with children and adolescents over most of those years. However, my practice is not devoted solely to children and adolescents, I also see many adults experiencing difficulties with depression and/or anxiety. Many of the children and adolescents I serve may be struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), parental divorce, depression anger issues or bullying. I work with parents extensively, while working with their children to find strategies that are age appropriate and suitable to meet their needs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years of experience. I have worked extensively with children and adolescents over most of those years. However, my practice is not devoted solely to children and adolescents, I also see many adults experiencing difficulties with depression and/or anxiety. Many of the children and adolescents I serve may be struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), parental divorce, depression anger issues or bullying. I work with parents extensively, while working with their children to find strategies that are age appropriate and suitable to meet their needs.
(504) 784-6652 View (504) 784-6652
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Kendra Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
Waitlist for new clients
I admire your courage to become intentional about improving the course of your life and/or relationships by exploring therapy. If you feel stagnant after exhausting your efforts to find resolution, I am here to join the context of your reality to facilitate progress through collaboration and uncovering your strengths. My expertise is in healing relationships, setting boundaries, and addressing transgenerational trauma that perpetuates emotional wounds and negative cycles. I am willing to carry hope for you until you gain the confidence to do so for yourself. I will work as diligently as your commitment is to the process.
I admire your courage to become intentional about improving the course of your life and/or relationships by exploring therapy. If you feel stagnant after exhausting your efforts to find resolution, I am here to join the context of your reality to facilitate progress through collaboration and uncovering your strengths. My expertise is in healing relationships, setting boundaries, and addressing transgenerational trauma that perpetuates emotional wounds and negative cycles. I am willing to carry hope for you until you gain the confidence to do so for yourself. I will work as diligently as your commitment is to the process.
(504) 434-7807 View (504) 434-7807
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Melissa Kunimatsu
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
Not accepting new clients
As a developmental psychologist, my goal is not to "cure" any specific disorder, but rather to promote awareness, understanding, and wellness in my clients as they grow and change. I provide individual psychotherapy for adult clients and specialize in a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger management, low self-esteem, problems in communication, and interpersonal or family conflict. My primary role is supporting my clients to better understand the variables contributing to negative emotions or behaviors in order to make and maintain meaningful change in their lives.
As a developmental psychologist, my goal is not to "cure" any specific disorder, but rather to promote awareness, understanding, and wellness in my clients as they grow and change. I provide individual psychotherapy for adult clients and specialize in a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger management, low self-esteem, problems in communication, and interpersonal or family conflict. My primary role is supporting my clients to better understand the variables contributing to negative emotions or behaviors in order to make and maintain meaningful change in their lives.
(504) 285-2425 View (504) 285-2425
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Rebecca Waltner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
Do you want to change but don't know where to begin? Are you tired of experiencing the same outcomes in your relationships? Is it time for you to try something new? Has someone you know suggested you need to talk to someone? Do you feel lost or alone? As a counselor, I believe everyone has the ability to change their life and make meaning out of life. If this sounds like you, I can help.
Do you want to change but don't know where to begin? Are you tired of experiencing the same outcomes in your relationships? Is it time for you to try something new? Has someone you know suggested you need to talk to someone? Do you feel lost or alone? As a counselor, I believe everyone has the ability to change their life and make meaning out of life. If this sounds like you, I can help.
(504) 608-6039 View (504) 608-6039
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Emmanuel Paul
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122  (Online Only)
The ideal therapy client is an individual who actively seeks personal growth and emotional well-being. They may be grappling with various challenges, such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or low self-esteem. What sets them apart is their authentic and sincere desire for change. Ultimately, the ideal client seeks a greater sense of fulfillment and balance in life. They believe in the potential for personal growth and are motivated to achieve a more meaningful existence. They understand that therapy can be a transformative journey that empowers them to lead a life aligned with their values, passions, and purpose.
The ideal therapy client is an individual who actively seeks personal growth and emotional well-being. They may be grappling with various challenges, such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or low self-esteem. What sets them apart is their authentic and sincere desire for change. Ultimately, the ideal client seeks a greater sense of fulfillment and balance in life. They believe in the potential for personal growth and are motivated to achieve a more meaningful existence. They understand that therapy can be a transformative journey that empowers them to lead a life aligned with their values, passions, and purpose.
(504) 788-1545 View (504) 788-1545
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Step Bye Step Wellness LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel stuck, experienced infidelity, overwhelmed, feeling emotional, family and/or relational issues or honestly unsure. It's okay. It is my hope for clients to understand meeting with a therapist is effective. Both the Therapist and client work together through short-term discomfort to establish long-term health and wellness goals. Therapy is a space where clients and therapists build trusting mutual relationships.
Do you feel stuck, experienced infidelity, overwhelmed, feeling emotional, family and/or relational issues or honestly unsure. It's okay. It is my hope for clients to understand meeting with a therapist is effective. Both the Therapist and client work together through short-term discomfort to establish long-term health and wellness goals. Therapy is a space where clients and therapists build trusting mutual relationships.
(225) 206-5659 View (225) 206-5659
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Gentilly Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MHP
Verified Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
We all get physically ill sometimes. But there is no stigma in going to get a check up when we don't feel physically well. Unfortunately, there is a stigma attached to obtaining mental health care. Although more than likely at some point in your life, you'll experience some form of mental Illness. It takes a brave person, to move past the stigma of mental illness and get the help that they need. As a Licensed Clinical Social worker/Therapist I have the eclectic skills, knowledge, training and certification to help you get better.
We all get physically ill sometimes. But there is no stigma in going to get a check up when we don't feel physically well. Unfortunately, there is a stigma attached to obtaining mental health care. Although more than likely at some point in your life, you'll experience some form of mental Illness. It takes a brave person, to move past the stigma of mental illness and get the help that they need. As a Licensed Clinical Social worker/Therapist I have the eclectic skills, knowledge, training and certification to help you get better.
(504) 380-9709 View (504) 380-9709
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Daniela Zapata
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122
Congratulations! You have taken the first and most difficult step on your journey to a healthier you. As you begin, know that two things are certain. You are not the problem, and neither is your loved one. Your problem is the problem. I enjoy helping people navigate “problems” and overcoming them. I consider myself a mental health advocate but not in a traditional way. As a therapist, I advocate on behalf of the people in the room; even if I am advocating for you on behalf of yourself. I am here to destigmatize mental health illness and redirect the focus to mental health awareness.
Congratulations! You have taken the first and most difficult step on your journey to a healthier you. As you begin, know that two things are certain. You are not the problem, and neither is your loved one. Your problem is the problem. I enjoy helping people navigate “problems” and overcoming them. I consider myself a mental health advocate but not in a traditional way. As a therapist, I advocate on behalf of the people in the room; even if I am advocating for you on behalf of yourself. I am here to destigmatize mental health illness and redirect the focus to mental health awareness.
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Alisa Zachery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA 70122  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you seeking therapy for any of the following: Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety & stress? Isolating, or at a standstill due to depression? Is unresolved trauma hindering your ability to thrive? Are you in a relationship that no one else understands or approves of? If so, I am here to help you restructure your thoughts & behaviors, develop healthy & nurturing relationships, learn new skills to minimize the impact of distressing situations, build self-esteem & self-confidence, enhance self awareness, & find or rediscover your true purpose. My clinical work has equally been with adolescents & adults for over eighteen years.
Hello! Are you seeking therapy for any of the following: Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety & stress? Isolating, or at a standstill due to depression? Is unresolved trauma hindering your ability to thrive? Are you in a relationship that no one else understands or approves of? If so, I am here to help you restructure your thoughts & behaviors, develop healthy & nurturing relationships, learn new skills to minimize the impact of distressing situations, build self-esteem & self-confidence, enhance self awareness, & find or rediscover your true purpose. My clinical work has equally been with adolescents & adults for over eighteen years.
(402) 685-8715 View (402) 685-8715

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
67% Grief
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Aetna

How Therapists in Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
26% Male
7% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gentilly Terrace, 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.