Therapists in Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA

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Sara Shurbet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
Feeling disheartened, overwhelmed, or filled with anger? Are you burdened by the weight of past trauma? Do you feel trapped in its grip, unsure if anyone truly understands your pain? Take heart, for there is hope and healing available to you. I am here to offer compassionate support and guide you on a transformative journey towards overcoming the wounds of your past. I offer trauma-focused therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), EMDR, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Feeling disheartened, overwhelmed, or filled with anger? Are you burdened by the weight of past trauma? Do you feel trapped in its grip, unsure if anyone truly understands your pain? Take heart, for there is hope and healing available to you. I am here to offer compassionate support and guide you on a transformative journey towards overcoming the wounds of your past. I offer trauma-focused therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), EMDR, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(318) 310-4661 View (318) 310-4661
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Natashia Fields
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101  (Online Only)
Are you searching for a place where your feelings of depression and anxiety are understood and validated? Maybe, you are balancing life’s responsibilities as a dedicated professional, a resilient caregiver, and an active community member and are known and respected by community, family, and friends. Still, there’s a weight beneath the surface that feels like an unending cycle of exhaustion, and the haunting belief of “never enough.” If despite your accomplishments, you still feel overwhelmed and unseen – I understand.
Are you searching for a place where your feelings of depression and anxiety are understood and validated? Maybe, you are balancing life’s responsibilities as a dedicated professional, a resilient caregiver, and an active community member and are known and respected by community, family, and friends. Still, there’s a weight beneath the surface that feels like an unending cycle of exhaustion, and the haunting belief of “never enough.” If despite your accomplishments, you still feel overwhelmed and unseen – I understand.
(318) 440-9249 View (318) 440-9249
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Brianna Brown
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
As a counselor, I am deeply committed to providing person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and existential therapy approaches tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Your journey is paramount, and I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
As a counselor, I am deeply committed to providing person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and existential therapy approaches tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Your journey is paramount, and I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(318) 508-8173 View (318) 508-8173
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Stephanie Mesloh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
I take a person centered approach when working with clients; you are the expert on your life and I am here to guide you to a place of healing. I help you regain your personal power and make sense of your life again. I use a combination of techniques and a nurturing approach to help you take ownership of your life. When working on trauma, I help you make peace with the past to stop allowing it to define your future. Life has a way of knocking us down, but remembering that we have the power to get back up is what makes all the difference.
I take a person centered approach when working with clients; you are the expert on your life and I am here to guide you to a place of healing. I help you regain your personal power and make sense of your life again. I use a combination of techniques and a nurturing approach to help you take ownership of your life. When working on trauma, I help you make peace with the past to stop allowing it to define your future. Life has a way of knocking us down, but remembering that we have the power to get back up is what makes all the difference.
(318) 406-0021 View (318) 406-0021
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Duane Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
Duane Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the Louisiana LPC Board and a Board Approved Supervisor of Provisional LPCs. He is also licensed in the states of Texas and Georgia, with the licensing board in each state. He has over 20 years of professional experience providing therapy in various settings, including office, home and community-based, and virtual. He empathizes with the emotional and developmental needs of individuals and families. Clients develop emotional regulation skills to cope with life stressors including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, couple relationships, and child/family conflicts.
Duane Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the Louisiana LPC Board and a Board Approved Supervisor of Provisional LPCs. He is also licensed in the states of Texas and Georgia, with the licensing board in each state. He has over 20 years of professional experience providing therapy in various settings, including office, home and community-based, and virtual. He empathizes with the emotional and developmental needs of individuals and families. Clients develop emotional regulation skills to cope with life stressors including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, couple relationships, and child/family conflicts.
(318) 814-9048 View (318) 814-9048
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Eiyana Middleton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
Hello there! I provide services for an array of various areas such as for individuals who are faced with identity crises or for those in need of emotional support; episodes of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management and impulse control, unresolved childhood trauma for adults (sexual, emotional or physicial abuse) experiences. I provide an open and realistic view of therapeutic outcomes for my clients. I look forward to your call or email to see if I would best accommodate your needs. Clients have the flexibilty to be seen weekly, biweekly or monthly. Services are also offered on a sliding scale as needed.
Hello there! I provide services for an array of various areas such as for individuals who are faced with identity crises or for those in need of emotional support; episodes of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management and impulse control, unresolved childhood trauma for adults (sexual, emotional or physicial abuse) experiences. I provide an open and realistic view of therapeutic outcomes for my clients. I look forward to your call or email to see if I would best accommodate your needs. Clients have the flexibilty to be seen weekly, biweekly or monthly. Services are also offered on a sliding scale as needed.
(318) 889-3201 View (318) 889-3201
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Michael Becerra
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CRC
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
Navigating life's transitions demands both resilience and a committed guide. With nearly two decades of experience as a counselor, I focus on helping individuals navigate difficult transitions. I perceive challenges—be it stress, anxiety, career transitions, or relationship troubles—not as barriers but as opportunities for growth. My experience is broad, from community agencies to educational settings, and extends internationally, including six years in Colombia working with intercultural couples/families and expatriates. These experiences have refined my ability to facilitate change across various cultural contexts.
Navigating life's transitions demands both resilience and a committed guide. With nearly two decades of experience as a counselor, I focus on helping individuals navigate difficult transitions. I perceive challenges—be it stress, anxiety, career transitions, or relationship troubles—not as barriers but as opportunities for growth. My experience is broad, from community agencies to educational settings, and extends internationally, including six years in Colombia working with intercultural couples/families and expatriates. These experiences have refined my ability to facilitate change across various cultural contexts.
(318) 413-6685 View (318) 413-6685
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Convenience Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101  (Online Only)
My ideal client is seeking increased freedom to remove barriers to growth, and to work toward meeting self-identified goals while building on current strengths. Whether struggling with worrisome anxiety, feeling too depressed to enjoy, or behaving in ways that the client wants to change, I tend to take a person-centered, supportive approach to helping. Clients benefit from solution-focused approaches while increasing self-awareness to identify and use strengths, for greater ease of handling life's ups and downs, using clear, simple self-management tools and effective coping. I use psycho-education to ensure client's self-efficacy.
My ideal client is seeking increased freedom to remove barriers to growth, and to work toward meeting self-identified goals while building on current strengths. Whether struggling with worrisome anxiety, feeling too depressed to enjoy, or behaving in ways that the client wants to change, I tend to take a person-centered, supportive approach to helping. Clients benefit from solution-focused approaches while increasing self-awareness to identify and use strengths, for greater ease of handling life's ups and downs, using clear, simple self-management tools and effective coping. I use psycho-education to ensure client's self-efficacy.
(318) 310-4462 View (318) 310-4462
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Evelyn Santee Derry
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
My name is Evelyn Derry, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. With over eight years of experience, I have guided individuals towards profound healing and transformation. My expert counseling services are a beacon of hope and a powerful tool that illuminates the path toward inner peace and empowerment. The first step towards healing is often the hardest but most important. Experience the transformative power of therapy, unlocking your potential and cultivating positive change in your life. Take that first step towards your journey of healing and personal growth today.
My name is Evelyn Derry, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. With over eight years of experience, I have guided individuals towards profound healing and transformation. My expert counseling services are a beacon of hope and a powerful tool that illuminates the path toward inner peace and empowerment. The first step towards healing is often the hardest but most important. Experience the transformative power of therapy, unlocking your potential and cultivating positive change in your life. Take that first step towards your journey of healing and personal growth today.
(318) 697-7541 View (318) 697-7541
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Brittany N. Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
Waitlist for new clients
Helping the people-pleasers, worriers, and over-thinker's who want to feel valuable just as they are. When you constantly feel overwhelmed, and like you can’t get anything “right”, it’s so difficult to be at peace. You may overcompensate by focusing on work, achievement, or by being dependable to others. You may have difficulty setting boundaries. You feel stressed out, on edge, & unable to be your authentic self. This leads to anxiety and feeling like you’re never good enough. You may also have unresolved trauma. We can work together to help you find meaning, live your life with more ease, and meet your goals.
Helping the people-pleasers, worriers, and over-thinker's who want to feel valuable just as they are. When you constantly feel overwhelmed, and like you can’t get anything “right”, it’s so difficult to be at peace. You may overcompensate by focusing on work, achievement, or by being dependable to others. You may have difficulty setting boundaries. You feel stressed out, on edge, & unable to be your authentic self. This leads to anxiety and feeling like you’re never good enough. You may also have unresolved trauma. We can work together to help you find meaning, live your life with more ease, and meet your goals.
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Ian Merritt
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
My name is Ian Merritt. I'm a counseling intern with Becerra Wellness, LLC through Louisiana State University in Shreveport. I strive to provide integrative yet client-focused counseling to vocational clients as well as individuals, couples, or groups for life and mental health issues. My counseling is shaped by psychodynamic psychology, which emphasizes assessment, early childhood experiences, unconscious processes, and interpersonal relationships. I am also skilled with a number of cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques that I can implement when brief or more targeted counseling is necessary.
My name is Ian Merritt. I'm a counseling intern with Becerra Wellness, LLC through Louisiana State University in Shreveport. I strive to provide integrative yet client-focused counseling to vocational clients as well as individuals, couples, or groups for life and mental health issues. My counseling is shaped by psychodynamic psychology, which emphasizes assessment, early childhood experiences, unconscious processes, and interpersonal relationships. I am also skilled with a number of cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques that I can implement when brief or more targeted counseling is necessary.
(318) 374-1218 View (318) 374-1218
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Faith Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101
Not accepting new clients
I believe that each client can navigate the challenges and changes life brings. I am committed to helping my clients in a partnership, a team effort to achieve symptom reduction, more self-awareness, and increased confidence. My focus is on positive transformations and addressing many issues and concerns in individuals and relationships like parenthood, marital difficulties, or life difficulties related to disturbances in family relationships. I am a Student Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Clients Served: I provide therapy for individuals, couples, and families. I work with children and adults.
I believe that each client can navigate the challenges and changes life brings. I am committed to helping my clients in a partnership, a team effort to achieve symptom reduction, more self-awareness, and increased confidence. My focus is on positive transformations and addressing many issues and concerns in individuals and relationships like parenthood, marital difficulties, or life difficulties related to disturbances in family relationships. I am a Student Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Clients Served: I provide therapy for individuals, couples, and families. I work with children and adults.
(318) 573-3771 View (318) 573-3771
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Regina R. Rye
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, LAC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA 71101  (Online Only)
Ms. Rye is here at your service to help you process trauma, depression, anxiety, & other obstacles. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is it a struggle to perform daily tasks? Are negative thoughts an issue? Is it rare that you take time to prioritize yourself? Do you often feel like you are operating on fumes, lacking energy & motivation? Are you a people pleaser? Do you want to learn healthy ways to stop people pleasing? If you answered yes to any of those questions, I may be a good fit to help you navigate your healing journey. Are you ready? Visit genuinehearts.org & click book now. Licensed for telehealth in AL, LA, NV, OR, & TX.
Ms. Rye is here at your service to help you process trauma, depression, anxiety, & other obstacles. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is it a struggle to perform daily tasks? Are negative thoughts an issue? Is it rare that you take time to prioritize yourself? Do you often feel like you are operating on fumes, lacking energy & motivation? Are you a people pleaser? Do you want to learn healthy ways to stop people pleasing? If you answered yes to any of those questions, I may be a good fit to help you navigate your healing journey. Are you ready? Visit genuinehearts.org & click book now. Licensed for telehealth in AL, LA, NV, OR, & TX.
(318) 232-8132 View (318) 232-8132

Online Therapists

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Mary Dyas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shreveport, LA 71105
Are you feeling persistently stressed or finding it tough to manage emotions related to anxiety or depression? Maybe you're dealing with the highs and lows or navigating the complexities of everyday life. If you are seeking effective strategies to handle life's challenges and improve your mental well-being, it's time to reach out. With over a decade of experience in CBT and mindfulness-based therapies, I am here to support your journey toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. Reach out to learn how we can start this transformative journey together.
Are you feeling persistently stressed or finding it tough to manage emotions related to anxiety or depression? Maybe you're dealing with the highs and lows or navigating the complexities of everyday life. If you are seeking effective strategies to handle life's challenges and improve your mental well-being, it's time to reach out. With over a decade of experience in CBT and mindfulness-based therapies, I am here to support your journey toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. Reach out to learn how we can start this transformative journey together.
(318) 553-5591 View (318) 553-5591
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Shavez Pinestraw
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shreveport, LA 71105
Are you having issues in your relationship? Have you experienced traumatic events that you can't seem to shake? Are you struggling with family conflicts? Have you been questioning or wanting to explore your sexuality? If you are experiencing any of those issues, know that I am here to help. On your journey to healing, keep in mind that the scars of the past are not always obstacles but reminders of how far you've come. We will smile, laugh, and there may even be some tears, but know that I am here on this journey with you.
Are you having issues in your relationship? Have you experienced traumatic events that you can't seem to shake? Are you struggling with family conflicts? Have you been questioning or wanting to explore your sexuality? If you are experiencing any of those issues, know that I am here to help. On your journey to healing, keep in mind that the scars of the past are not always obstacles but reminders of how far you've come. We will smile, laugh, and there may even be some tears, but know that I am here on this journey with you.
(985) 616-5133 View (985) 616-5133
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Sarah W. Drummond
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shreveport, LA 71106
There are times when stress and painful circumstances overwhelm a person's capacity to function effectively. Often, such crises also provide opportunities to understand oneself, others, and the world more deeply. I believe the therapeutic relationship provides a healing environment through which to find understanding, along with symptom relief, improved relationships and functioning, and movement toward living life in a more purposeful and meaningful manner.
There are times when stress and painful circumstances overwhelm a person's capacity to function effectively. Often, such crises also provide opportunities to understand oneself, others, and the world more deeply. I believe the therapeutic relationship provides a healing environment through which to find understanding, along with symptom relief, improved relationships and functioning, and movement toward living life in a more purposeful and meaningful manner.
(318) 703-5681 View (318) 703-5681
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Mark W Nettles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Shreveport, LA 71104
Clients of all ages know that authenticity is essential to the therapy process. This is why I strive to create and maintain a space where they can come to be truly and empathically understood in a world suffering from reactive misunderstanding. The goals that come with seeking a satisfied state of being are daily for all of us. In my clients I see unique whole persons with stories worth listening to and knowing with a healer's intention. Together we find balance between the extremes and learn to repair and renew the powerful interactions between mind, body, and emotional experience. Self-care is essential for a well-loved existence.
Clients of all ages know that authenticity is essential to the therapy process. This is why I strive to create and maintain a space where they can come to be truly and empathically understood in a world suffering from reactive misunderstanding. The goals that come with seeking a satisfied state of being are daily for all of us. In my clients I see unique whole persons with stories worth listening to and knowing with a healer's intention. Together we find balance between the extremes and learn to repair and renew the powerful interactions between mind, body, and emotional experience. Self-care is essential for a well-loved existence.
(318) 353-7337 View (318) 353-7337
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Mia Meyers
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shreveport, LA 71105
My ideal clients are the ones who are looking for a safe place to speak but are unsure of how to begin, how to talk, or how to address where it began. My ideal clients are the ones who want to seek mental health help and are motivated to change themself. But are need someone on their team to motivate them and provide healthy coping strategies to use when feeling overwhelmed with life. In having the client come into the session willing to seek help, my goal is to create goals that align with your views, perspectives, and ideas. I believe it is important to create goals with the clients that align with their views and work together!
My ideal clients are the ones who are looking for a safe place to speak but are unsure of how to begin, how to talk, or how to address where it began. My ideal clients are the ones who want to seek mental health help and are motivated to change themself. But are need someone on their team to motivate them and provide healthy coping strategies to use when feeling overwhelmed with life. In having the client come into the session willing to seek help, my goal is to create goals that align with your views, perspectives, and ideas. I believe it is important to create goals with the clients that align with their views and work together!
(318) 495-1657 View (318) 495-1657
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Sopheia N Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Shreveport, LA 71115  (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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Victoria Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shreveport, LA 71105
Currently accepting new clients! I am LGBTQ+ friendly. I am working with adults (18 and older) only at this time. Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by anxiety or stress? Do you suffer from low self-esteem or a lack of confidence? Have you experienced a significant loss and had difficulties coping with grief? Have you been drinking too much or using drugs to escape reality? Are you currently in recovery from substance use and trying to prevent a relapse? If you are struggling with any of these issues, call or email for an appointment now!
Currently accepting new clients! I am LGBTQ+ friendly. I am working with adults (18 and older) only at this time. Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by anxiety or stress? Do you suffer from low self-esteem or a lack of confidence? Have you experienced a significant loss and had difficulties coping with grief? Have you been drinking too much or using drugs to escape reality? Are you currently in recovery from substance use and trying to prevent a relapse? If you are struggling with any of these issues, call or email for an appointment now!
(318) 666-3385 View (318) 666-3385

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Coping Skills
85% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Cigna and Evernorth
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport, LA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
16% Male
8% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown Riverfront, Shreveport?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.