Therapists in Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA

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Anthony C Lowery
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LAC, CCDP-D, CCGC
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70119
Therapy is a two-way effort entailing mutual respect, responsibility, and consideration between you and your counselor. It is my belief that everyone functions perfectly within the level of their knowledge and that all individuals have the capability to make changes in their life and achieve maximum potential if they acquire the proper skills to utilize their personal resources. I will facilitate an atmosphere of warmth and trust in which you may choose to examine and change patterns or behaviors that are currently not working for you.
Therapy is a two-way effort entailing mutual respect, responsibility, and consideration between you and your counselor. It is my belief that everyone functions perfectly within the level of their knowledge and that all individuals have the capability to make changes in their life and achieve maximum potential if they acquire the proper skills to utilize their personal resources. I will facilitate an atmosphere of warmth and trust in which you may choose to examine and change patterns or behaviors that are currently not working for you.
(504) 208-4457 View (504) 208-4457
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Sopheia N Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70119  (Online Only)
Therapy involves working together to identify and develop effective solutions to the negative patterns, thoughts, and actions you experience in life while accentuating your strengths. I see my clients as partners in their mental health journey and believe in working as a team to help each client get closer to their fullest potential. Our work together will help you re-orient yourself to the present and reignite the underlying drive to reach that potential.
Therapy involves working together to identify and develop effective solutions to the negative patterns, thoughts, and actions you experience in life while accentuating your strengths. I see my clients as partners in their mental health journey and believe in working as a team to help each client get closer to their fullest potential. Our work together will help you re-orient yourself to the present and reignite the underlying drive to reach that potential.
(504) 386-3694 View (504) 386-3694
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Dr. Jacqueline L Meyers
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70119
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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Clarity NOLA Counseling, Megan Kern, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70119
Struggling is not shameful, and it takes courage to acknowledge and attend to those needs. When you are ready, I'm here to help you clarify, understand, process, and connect the pieces of the unique puzzle that is your life. I look forward to working collaboratively to build an individualized treatment plan to move toward your established goals. I'm experienced working with diverse clients in residential and community settings. I approach counseling from an integrative, holistic perspective leaning upon existential principles. I am currently accepting new clients, providing teletherapy only.
Struggling is not shameful, and it takes courage to acknowledge and attend to those needs. When you are ready, I'm here to help you clarify, understand, process, and connect the pieces of the unique puzzle that is your life. I look forward to working collaboratively to build an individualized treatment plan to move toward your established goals. I'm experienced working with diverse clients in residential and community settings. I approach counseling from an integrative, holistic perspective leaning upon existential principles. I am currently accepting new clients, providing teletherapy only.
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Dr. Holly Walters
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CRC
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70112
In addition to counseling, I enjoy teaching. In counseling I have the opportunity to teach my clients new skills to better their mental health. I believe that it is easier for individuals to learn about new information if it is presented in conjunction with something they already know. In line with this, I enjoy using pop culture in my therapy process. I have a blog focused on self-care using coping skills in conjunction with popular culture. Therapypopculture.com
In addition to counseling, I enjoy teaching. In counseling I have the opportunity to teach my clients new skills to better their mental health. I believe that it is easier for individuals to learn about new information if it is presented in conjunction with something they already know. In line with this, I enjoy using pop culture in my therapy process. I have a blog focused on self-care using coping skills in conjunction with popular culture. Therapypopculture.com
(504) 370-9389 View (504) 370-9389
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Dr. Ashley Ojo
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, CTMH, CCATP
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70131  (Online Only)
I view counseling as a collaborative relationship between the client and the counselor. This collaborative relationship allows the client and therapist to work together to address issues the client is facing through the development of mutually agreed upon clinical and personal goals. During therapy, I focus on patterns of thoughts, behaviors, moods, and communication that may contribute to client distress. I often address these issues utilizing Person-Centered, Systems, Cogitative Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (evidenced-based therapeutic practices).
I view counseling as a collaborative relationship between the client and the counselor. This collaborative relationship allows the client and therapist to work together to address issues the client is facing through the development of mutually agreed upon clinical and personal goals. During therapy, I focus on patterns of thoughts, behaviors, moods, and communication that may contribute to client distress. I often address these issues utilizing Person-Centered, Systems, Cogitative Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (evidenced-based therapeutic practices).
(504) 502-7284 View (504) 502-7284
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L'Toya F. Brumfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70119
Waitlist for new clients
In life we are faced with unpredictable obstacles that are discouraging. I believe that having a willingness to work towards skillfully addressing these obstacles can be rewarding. I believe that even with the challenges of life, we can be resilient, discover a greater sense of our inner self, and improve in ways that are unimaginable. Our life journeys are unique, but meaningful and purposeful. We will work together to strengthen family communication, maneuver life transitions/conflicts within yourself and/or with family members, significant others, adolescent/adult children, and extended family.
In life we are faced with unpredictable obstacles that are discouraging. I believe that having a willingness to work towards skillfully addressing these obstacles can be rewarding. I believe that even with the challenges of life, we can be resilient, discover a greater sense of our inner self, and improve in ways that are unimaginable. Our life journeys are unique, but meaningful and purposeful. We will work together to strengthen family communication, maneuver life transitions/conflicts within yourself and/or with family members, significant others, adolescent/adult children, and extended family.
(504) 676-5291 View (504) 676-5291
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Hanna Tadevich
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70119
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you’re hoping to relieve distress, heal from pain, increase the health of your relationships, or explore personal questions, I’d be humbled to support you on your journey. My recent work has been focused on counseling survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood abuse, and other forms of interpersonal / systemic violence. I also work with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, dissociation, substance use, and experiences of oppression. I identify as queer/non-binary, enjoy working with LGBTQ+ folks, and am committed to anti-oppressive, liberation-based care.
Whether you’re hoping to relieve distress, heal from pain, increase the health of your relationships, or explore personal questions, I’d be humbled to support you on your journey. My recent work has been focused on counseling survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood abuse, and other forms of interpersonal / systemic violence. I also work with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, dissociation, substance use, and experiences of oppression. I identify as queer/non-binary, enjoy working with LGBTQ+ folks, and am committed to anti-oppressive, liberation-based care.
(504) 688-4369 View (504) 688-4369
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Natasha Brown Parker
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT, PLPC
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70119
My approach will use holistic care practices, education, support, and advocacy. I believe in addressing the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the individual, couple, and family. My mission is to empower the individual, couple, and family by guiding them along the journey to promote healing, personal growth, and change. I work with clients elementary-age children through elders. I specialize in Marriage & Family Therapy well as Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
My approach will use holistic care practices, education, support, and advocacy. I believe in addressing the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the individual, couple, and family. My mission is to empower the individual, couple, and family by guiding them along the journey to promote healing, personal growth, and change. I work with clients elementary-age children through elders. I specialize in Marriage & Family Therapy well as Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
(504) 305-8061 View (504) 305-8061
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Bleakley Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70130
Welcome! At Bleakley Counseling LLC, we know that reaching out for help from someone you have never met can seem stressful and overwhelming. We will try our best to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. With 15 years of experience, Tara Lemon Bleakley MA, LPC currently practices general counseling with a focus in the following areas: behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, stress, problems with self-esteem, relationship problems, transitioning problems, parenting, step parenting, divorce, blended family issues, marital issues, trauma related issues, pregnancy issues, infertility and oppositional defiant disorder.
Welcome! At Bleakley Counseling LLC, we know that reaching out for help from someone you have never met can seem stressful and overwhelming. We will try our best to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. With 15 years of experience, Tara Lemon Bleakley MA, LPC currently practices general counseling with a focus in the following areas: behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, stress, problems with self-esteem, relationship problems, transitioning problems, parenting, step parenting, divorce, blended family issues, marital issues, trauma related issues, pregnancy issues, infertility and oppositional defiant disorder.
(985) 306-9236 View (985) 306-9236
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Julia K Pham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70119  (Online Only)
Please note: I am only available for Telehealth video sessions. Many times, the experience of being seen and understood fully by another human being is the core of healing. I will nurture an environment and container of trust and support as you build the relationship and deepen your understanding and sense of self. I believe all people have the innate capacity for knowing the direction their own lives should take; I will join you as you explore the potential blocks standing in the way of living a fuller and more meaningful, authentic life.
Please note: I am only available for Telehealth video sessions. Many times, the experience of being seen and understood fully by another human being is the core of healing. I will nurture an environment and container of trust and support as you build the relationship and deepen your understanding and sense of self. I believe all people have the innate capacity for knowing the direction their own lives should take; I will join you as you explore the potential blocks standing in the way of living a fuller and more meaningful, authentic life.
(323) 403-0914 View (323) 403-0914
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Chelsey E. Ragas
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP, CCATP
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70119  (Online Only)
I approach counseling with a collaborative and solution-focused approach. I take a personalized approach to treatment, recognizing that everyone is unique and requires individualized care. My goal is to help my clients achieve their full potential, and I strive to create a warm and compassionate environment where my clients can feel heard and understood. If you are looking for a counselor who will work closely with you to achieve your goals, I invite you to schedule an appointment with me today.
I approach counseling with a collaborative and solution-focused approach. I take a personalized approach to treatment, recognizing that everyone is unique and requires individualized care. My goal is to help my clients achieve their full potential, and I strive to create a warm and compassionate environment where my clients can feel heard and understood. If you are looking for a counselor who will work closely with you to achieve your goals, I invite you to schedule an appointment with me today.
(504) 475-1210 View (504) 475-1210
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Bleakley Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70130  (Online Only)
Welcome! At Bleakley Counseling LLC, we know that reaching out for help from someone you have never met can be stressful and overwhelming. We will try our best to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. With over 18 years in the mental health field, Mary Smith LPC-S LMFT is currently a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Louisiana. Mary Smith LPC-S, LMFT offers evening and Saturday appointment times for your convenience.
Welcome! At Bleakley Counseling LLC, we know that reaching out for help from someone you have never met can be stressful and overwhelming. We will try our best to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. With over 18 years in the mental health field, Mary Smith LPC-S LMFT is currently a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Louisiana. Mary Smith LPC-S, LMFT offers evening and Saturday appointment times for your convenience.
(985) 509-8348 View (985) 509-8348
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Integrated Behavioral Health
MD, PhD, PMHNP, LCSW, LPC, PLPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70112
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, 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, 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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Rebecca Graham, Ph.D., LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70112
Working with children, youth and their families is a passion of mine. While all children experience challenges in life, some children have a more difficult time overcoming these challenges. I am a licensed psychologist specializing in work with children from infancy through adolescence on issues affecting social, emotional, and academic performance. As a child and adolescent psychologist, I help children understand their feelings and how to express their feelings in healthy ways. I work collaboratively with families to improve children's self-esteem, emotion regulation, and social skills with a treatment plan customized to each child.
Working with children, youth and their families is a passion of mine. While all children experience challenges in life, some children have a more difficult time overcoming these challenges. I am a licensed psychologist specializing in work with children from infancy through adolescence on issues affecting social, emotional, and academic performance. As a child and adolescent psychologist, I help children understand their feelings and how to express their feelings in healthy ways. I work collaboratively with families to improve children's self-esteem, emotion regulation, and social skills with a treatment plan customized to each child.
(504) 294-5260 View (504) 294-5260
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Nisha Talwar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70112
Hi, my name is Nisha Talwar. A brief intro is that I love to challenge my clients, give them a different perspective and help them to see things differently. I would want the clients to empower themselves, make the ability to take responsibility for their actions. I enjoy working with multicultural population and I know we are each unique in some ways whereas share the some commonalities among us. I have worked in the field of mental health for several years with a cross section of the population. I firmly believe that capitalizing on strengths and hidden potentials will facilitate healing and boost confidence
Hi, my name is Nisha Talwar. A brief intro is that I love to challenge my clients, give them a different perspective and help them to see things differently. I would want the clients to empower themselves, make the ability to take responsibility for their actions. I enjoy working with multicultural population and I know we are each unique in some ways whereas share the some commonalities among us. I have worked in the field of mental health for several years with a cross section of the population. I firmly believe that capitalizing on strengths and hidden potentials will facilitate healing and boost confidence
(504) 641-6582 View (504) 641-6582
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Melissa J Aubert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70112
As a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, I offer a variety of services for children, adolescents, and adults. I conduct Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluations for head injuries, neurological conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, stroke), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, developmental disorders (e.g., Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Deficiency), auditory processing disorders, and lead poisoning. I offer general intelligence assessment for employment, Gifted placement, and school admission, as well as psychological evaluations for surgery clearance (e.g., bariatric surgery candidates). For more information on the services I provide, please see my personal website: www.nolaneuropsych.com.
As a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, I offer a variety of services for children, adolescents, and adults. I conduct Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluations for head injuries, neurological conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, stroke), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, developmental disorders (e.g., Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Deficiency), auditory processing disorders, and lead poisoning. I offer general intelligence assessment for employment, Gifted placement, and school admission, as well as psychological evaluations for surgery clearance (e.g., bariatric surgery candidates). For more information on the services I provide, please see my personal website: www.nolaneuropsych.com.
(504) 315-1006 View (504) 315-1006
Diana B Mccrory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Most of my clients are ordinary people who have been sexually abused as children or adults, or are from alcoholic families, or are struggling with alcoholism in their current life. They may be having difficulty adjusting to changing circumstaaances in their lives due to divorce or loss of a family member or friend. Many of my clients are experiencing depression or anxiety or chronic worry.
Most of my clients are ordinary people who have been sexually abused as children or adults, or are from alcoholic families, or are struggling with alcoholism in their current life. They may be having difficulty adjusting to changing circumstaaances in their lives due to divorce or loss of a family member or friend. Many of my clients are experiencing depression or anxiety or chronic worry.
(504) 303-4007 View (504) 303-4007
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Lynne M Hartmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70112
I am a Professional Licensed Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I have over 15 years of experience dealing with mental health issues such as depression, ADHD, PTSD, ODD and anxiety as well as other behavioral issues. I have experience working with individuals (ages 4+), families and couples. I believe counseling is a collaborative relationship in which we work together to solve problems in which each person is treated with dignity and respect. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming and we could always use a little extra help.
I am a Professional Licensed Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I have over 15 years of experience dealing with mental health issues such as depression, ADHD, PTSD, ODD and anxiety as well as other behavioral issues. I have experience working with individuals (ages 4+), families and couples. I believe counseling is a collaborative relationship in which we work together to solve problems in which each person is treated with dignity and respect. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming and we could always use a little extra help.
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Catie Shockey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA 70112  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am down to earth, approachable, funny and provide a warm and supportive environment for growth and transformation. I work with adults and adolescents to help them reach their most authentic selves. I utilize a relational, holistic and attachment based approach that looks at the entire individual emotionally, mentally and physically. I believe that our suffering comes from a disconnection from the Self. Eating disorders, obsessive behaviors, anxiety over working, over scrolling all come down to a fear of sitting with our own emotions.
Welcome! I am down to earth, approachable, funny and provide a warm and supportive environment for growth and transformation. I work with adults and adolescents to help them reach their most authentic selves. I utilize a relational, holistic and attachment based approach that looks at the entire individual emotionally, mentally and physically. I believe that our suffering comes from a disconnection from the Self. Eating disorders, obsessive behaviors, anxiety over working, over scrolling all come down to a fear of sitting with our own emotions.
(504) 579-8905 View (504) 579-8905
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Number of Therapists in Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA

80+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
91% Anxiety
80% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
63% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Aetna

How Therapists in Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tulane-Gravier, 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.