Therapists in Birmingham, MI

Photo of Jessica Sherman, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jessica Sherman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, MI 48009
My therapeutic practice is tailored to the treatment of teenagers and young adults. I specialize in addressing a wide range of issues commonly faced by this demographic, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, identity exploration, academic stress, and life transitions. Whether it's coping with peer pressure, navigating family dynamics, or managing the demands of school and work, I'm here to offer support and guidance every step of the way. I'm incredibly passionate about supporting teenagers and young adults as they navigate the unique challenges of adolescence and young adulthood.
My therapeutic practice is tailored to the treatment of teenagers and young adults. I specialize in addressing a wide range of issues commonly faced by this demographic, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, identity exploration, academic stress, and life transitions. Whether it's coping with peer pressure, navigating family dynamics, or managing the demands of school and work, I'm here to offer support and guidance every step of the way. I'm incredibly passionate about supporting teenagers and young adults as they navigate the unique challenges of adolescence and young adulthood.
(248) 949-2191 View (248) 949-2191
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David J Garvelink
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Not Verified Not Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
DAVID GARVELINK, MA, LLP, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST; has been in practice as a MA Clinical Psychologist for +35 years treating adolescents and adults in respect to an array of diagnostic concerns. He is best known for his work with Substance Use Disorders (and as owner/facilitator of the Segue to Recovery Sober Living 3/4 House in Birmingham, MI) and also for his work treating ADHD, Anxiety, Depressive, ADHD, Adjustment and Explosive Disorders with an approach that is predominantly Cognitive/Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) based. David is also an evaluator & provider for the Health Professionals Recovery Program (HPRP)
DAVID GARVELINK, MA, LLP, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST; has been in practice as a MA Clinical Psychologist for +35 years treating adolescents and adults in respect to an array of diagnostic concerns. He is best known for his work with Substance Use Disorders (and as owner/facilitator of the Segue to Recovery Sober Living 3/4 House in Birmingham, MI) and also for his work treating ADHD, Anxiety, Depressive, ADHD, Adjustment and Explosive Disorders with an approach that is predominantly Cognitive/Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) based. David is also an evaluator & provider for the Health Professionals Recovery Program (HPRP)
(248) 731-5875 View (248) 731-5875
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Deb Sheldon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
You do not have to be alone with troubling thoughts or feelings that keep you from being your best. I am experienced, easy to talk with, and willing to help you find solutions and regain your personal resilience. In a non-judgmental, safe space we can work together to unpack the experiences that are getting in the way of your feeling grounded and secure. Focusing on your strengths, we will reflect on the past and present, while keeping an eye to your future self.
You do not have to be alone with troubling thoughts or feelings that keep you from being your best. I am experienced, easy to talk with, and willing to help you find solutions and regain your personal resilience. In a non-judgmental, safe space we can work together to unpack the experiences that are getting in the way of your feeling grounded and secure. Focusing on your strengths, we will reflect on the past and present, while keeping an eye to your future self.
(947) 282-9453 View (947) 282-9453
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Dennis D. Rozema
Counselor, MA, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
Most of my most current clients are adolescents and young adults wanting to uderstand why they are not satisfied with their lives. Most issues involve their relationships: Family, friend, sexual, work, or school. With the increased stress of the pandemic and economic insecurities today, everything is magnified and more difficult. What most clients want is to feel what they believe was normal again. Every story is unique and individual. No treatment plan is based on a cookie cutter approach. Your treatment is based on your needs and desires. You are a partner in your treatment. Actually you are in charge. I'm there to help you.
Most of my most current clients are adolescents and young adults wanting to uderstand why they are not satisfied with their lives. Most issues involve their relationships: Family, friend, sexual, work, or school. With the increased stress of the pandemic and economic insecurities today, everything is magnified and more difficult. What most clients want is to feel what they believe was normal again. Every story is unique and individual. No treatment plan is based on a cookie cutter approach. Your treatment is based on your needs and desires. You are a partner in your treatment. Actually you are in charge. I'm there to help you.
(248) 639-4725 View (248) 639-4725
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David J Sills
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PsyS, LLP, PLLC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
Are you feeling on edge, up tight and having trouble sleeping? Do you easily become irritated at the smallest things? Does your mind race and make concentrating difficult? These are symptoms of anxiety and depression. Over the past 31years,, I have been helping people experience relief from the damaging effects of anxiety, stress and depression. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples. I provide honest feedback in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to help facilitate positive change and to reach a much higher level of peace and joy in their lives.
Are you feeling on edge, up tight and having trouble sleeping? Do you easily become irritated at the smallest things? Does your mind race and make concentrating difficult? These are symptoms of anxiety and depression. Over the past 31years,, I have been helping people experience relief from the damaging effects of anxiety, stress and depression. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples. I provide honest feedback in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to help facilitate positive change and to reach a much higher level of peace and joy in their lives.
(248) 997-4230 View (248) 997-4230
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Paula Christian Kliger
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
We surround each person on a continuous basis, responsive to their ever evolving needs. Psych Assets leads the way by investing each day in life’s most important asset: PEOPLE. We believe in the power of the human mind to transform viewpoints and vision into new insights, attitudes, and behaviors. We believe that doing ‘what is right’ and ‘what is fair’ may feel hard at times but these are the ideals we follow with each connecting encounter. We value all human life, and in doing so we believe in the richness of cultures, human diversity and inclusion. We believe that transformation and change are always possible.
We surround each person on a continuous basis, responsive to their ever evolving needs. Psych Assets leads the way by investing each day in life’s most important asset: PEOPLE. We believe in the power of the human mind to transform viewpoints and vision into new insights, attitudes, and behaviors. We believe that doing ‘what is right’ and ‘what is fair’ may feel hard at times but these are the ideals we follow with each connecting encounter. We value all human life, and in doing so we believe in the richness of cultures, human diversity and inclusion. We believe that transformation and change are always possible.
(947) 333-8190 View (947) 333-8190
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Dr. David R Dietrich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
As a very highly trained therapist I am compassionately and deeply interested in helping you. If you are having issues and suffering I believe I can help you. As a Training Analyst at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (I treat/ supervise psychologists/psychiatrists) when you begin therapy or analysis with me a powerful therapeutic process is activated leading to less suffering and to greater psychological liberation. Most clients/patients are successful and well-off and educated and self referred (or referred by their physician or a mental health professional). To make an appointment call my office (248) 646-6515.
As a very highly trained therapist I am compassionately and deeply interested in helping you. If you are having issues and suffering I believe I can help you. As a Training Analyst at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (I treat/ supervise psychologists/psychiatrists) when you begin therapy or analysis with me a powerful therapeutic process is activated leading to less suffering and to greater psychological liberation. Most clients/patients are successful and well-off and educated and self referred (or referred by their physician or a mental health professional). To make an appointment call my office (248) 646-6515.
(248) 646-6515 View (248) 646-6515
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Dr. Mira Cely
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
Hello, Bonjour ! I am a bilingual (English/French) Licensed Psychologist, with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy. While some of my clinical interests include anxiety, depression, grief, romantic relationships' difficulties, intimate partner violence, family problems, and professional/life transitions, I am also very involved in family planning difficulties, infertility/adoption, , LGBTQIA+, immigration, cultural adjustment, and diversity related issues.
Hello, Bonjour ! I am a bilingual (English/French) Licensed Psychologist, with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy. While some of my clinical interests include anxiety, depression, grief, romantic relationships' difficulties, intimate partner violence, family problems, and professional/life transitions, I am also very involved in family planning difficulties, infertility/adoption, , LGBTQIA+, immigration, cultural adjustment, and diversity related issues.
(248) 775-7590 View (248) 775-7590
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Kristen De Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, MI 48009
Hey there. Thanks for being here and exploring your options for therapy. Finding a good fit is important and this process can feel overwhelming. Let's simplify it: My goal is to create a safe and inviting space for us to explore everything from everyday thoughts to deep emotional content, personal challenges to professional considerations, and all of life's roles and transitions that you experience. You might be feeling a little lost, anxious, or sad as you navigate who you are and your relationships to others. I want you to know that you deserve peace, you deserve understanding, and you deserve a sense of belonging.
Hey there. Thanks for being here and exploring your options for therapy. Finding a good fit is important and this process can feel overwhelming. Let's simplify it: My goal is to create a safe and inviting space for us to explore everything from everyday thoughts to deep emotional content, personal challenges to professional considerations, and all of life's roles and transitions that you experience. You might be feeling a little lost, anxious, or sad as you navigate who you are and your relationships to others. I want you to know that you deserve peace, you deserve understanding, and you deserve a sense of belonging.
(248) 306-8805 View (248) 306-8805
Photo of George Khamis, MA, LLP, Limited Licensed Psychologist
George Khamis
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009  (Online Only)
I utilize a wide variety of evidenced-based treatments alongside holistic interventions tailored to the individual or family to help them get from where they are to where they want to be. I work with my clients to accomplish this change by first addressing foundational basics of mental health, working together to address underlying stressors and trauma, and implementing life-changing daily practices to achieve a greater level of functioning. I offer an integrative approach utilizing CBT, ACT, DBT, polyvagal exercises, Somatic Experiencing, attachment-based neuro-affirmative care, person-centered therapy, and psychodynamic theory.
I utilize a wide variety of evidenced-based treatments alongside holistic interventions tailored to the individual or family to help them get from where they are to where they want to be. I work with my clients to accomplish this change by first addressing foundational basics of mental health, working together to address underlying stressors and trauma, and implementing life-changing daily practices to achieve a greater level of functioning. I offer an integrative approach utilizing CBT, ACT, DBT, polyvagal exercises, Somatic Experiencing, attachment-based neuro-affirmative care, person-centered therapy, and psychodynamic theory.
(734) 215-9550 View (734) 215-9550
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Alexandra Crosson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, MI 48009
Chronic illness, grief, disordered eating, trauma, can cause extreme shifts in our minds and bodies, resulting in a variety of behaviors to cope and “protect us.”Not all the responses support an authentic value based life experience, nor are sustainable solutions for the trauma experienced. If you feel like you need a change, or are tired of being tired, I can help! Utilizing evidence based interventions, we can rewire the nervous system, desensitize, reprocess experiences building resiliency, and shift behaviors more aligned with your needs. I look forward to helping establish, build or repair your unique foundation of healing.
Chronic illness, grief, disordered eating, trauma, can cause extreme shifts in our minds and bodies, resulting in a variety of behaviors to cope and “protect us.”Not all the responses support an authentic value based life experience, nor are sustainable solutions for the trauma experienced. If you feel like you need a change, or are tired of being tired, I can help! Utilizing evidence based interventions, we can rewire the nervous system, desensitize, reprocess experiences building resiliency, and shift behaviors more aligned with your needs. I look forward to helping establish, build or repair your unique foundation of healing.
(248) 721-9887 View (248) 721-9887
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Olena Tetyuk
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change their life for the better, who want to shed whatever mental challenges keep them trapped in patterns of life that aren't fulfilling, and instead desire to live an authentic life . This can look like skill-building (anxiety management, effective communication, etc) or going deeper into healing traumas and changing unhelpful patterns of thinking. Each person is unique and requires a tailored approach in therapy. My approach combines neuroscience, somatic experiencing, a heavy dose of empathy, CBT, DBT, as well as a focus on how lifestyle impacts mental health.
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change their life for the better, who want to shed whatever mental challenges keep them trapped in patterns of life that aren't fulfilling, and instead desire to live an authentic life . This can look like skill-building (anxiety management, effective communication, etc) or going deeper into healing traumas and changing unhelpful patterns of thinking. Each person is unique and requires a tailored approach in therapy. My approach combines neuroscience, somatic experiencing, a heavy dose of empathy, CBT, DBT, as well as a focus on how lifestyle impacts mental health.
(248) 256-5417 View (248) 256-5417
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Dr. Amber M Sepsey
Psychologist, PhD, LP, 200 RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, MI 48009
Dr. Sepsey is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of Meraki Psychological Services. She serves children, teens, parents, and emerging adults in Michigan and California. Dr. Sepsey offers therapeutic intervention, neurodevelopmental evaluation, and school advocacy services. She has acquired advanced training at leading institutions including Stanford University and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where she has gained clinical specialization in working with pediatric chronic pain and illness, as well as supporting individuals across the lifespan to navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and autism.
Dr. Sepsey is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of Meraki Psychological Services. She serves children, teens, parents, and emerging adults in Michigan and California. Dr. Sepsey offers therapeutic intervention, neurodevelopmental evaluation, and school advocacy services. She has acquired advanced training at leading institutions including Stanford University and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where she has gained clinical specialization in working with pediatric chronic pain and illness, as well as supporting individuals across the lifespan to navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and autism.
(248) 385-3330 View (248) 385-3330
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Rochelle Anixt Gold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, MA
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
Shall we talk about the issues you face? You may not be sure how to deal with them on your own. We could talk them through and consider the best solutions that would ease your mind by removing worrisome thoughts. Learning how to resolve some of these issues with people you relate to all the time will increase their understanding of you.
Shall we talk about the issues you face? You may not be sure how to deal with them on your own. We could talk them through and consider the best solutions that would ease your mind by removing worrisome thoughts. Learning how to resolve some of these issues with people you relate to all the time will increase their understanding of you.
(248) 327-3501 View (248) 327-3501
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V.K. Counseling and Family Resource Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
In a career that spans three decades in social work, I have developed a proven and unique approach to individual, family and marital counseling. My passion has always been working with children and families. After serving for more than 25 years in the Northville Public School system, I have become well versed in a variety of individualized treatment techniques The common thread that runs through all of those different scenarios is compassion and a willingness to listen. A therapist's job isn't about the therapist imposing his views. It's about the client. It's about you.
In a career that spans three decades in social work, I have developed a proven and unique approach to individual, family and marital counseling. My passion has always been working with children and families. After serving for more than 25 years in the Northville Public School system, I have become well versed in a variety of individualized treatment techniques The common thread that runs through all of those different scenarios is compassion and a willingness to listen. A therapist's job isn't about the therapist imposing his views. It's about the client. It's about you.
(248) 365-7711 View (248) 365-7711
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Lisa LaSala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
Many people struggle with feelings of insecurity, fears and doubts in their lives. They begin to notice the same patterns over and over again that don't seem to be working in terms of adding happiness and security to their everyday life. As a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience, I engage with each client with empathy, compassion, knowledge and understanding. If you experience difficulty coping and feel overwhelmed - I can help offer a balanced perspective.
Many people struggle with feelings of insecurity, fears and doubts in their lives. They begin to notice the same patterns over and over again that don't seem to be working in terms of adding happiness and security to their everyday life. As a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience, I engage with each client with empathy, compassion, knowledge and understanding. If you experience difficulty coping and feel overwhelmed - I can help offer a balanced perspective.
(248) 688-0145 View (248) 688-0145
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Heidi Ann Dudgeon
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
As a co-creator of wellness, my practice endorses the art of personalized healing. My compassionate, creative, client-centered focus draws from the wisdom of several established disciplines to facilitate optimal health through the application of techniques derived from psychological, counseling, mindfulness, multicultural philosophy, spiritual counseling and the expressive arts. My practice builds upon an individual's strengths, enhances expression and increases personal insight and well-being. Ultimately, my goal is to facilitate a safe, trusting and peaceful space in which my clients can heal, grow and ultimately thrive.
As a co-creator of wellness, my practice endorses the art of personalized healing. My compassionate, creative, client-centered focus draws from the wisdom of several established disciplines to facilitate optimal health through the application of techniques derived from psychological, counseling, mindfulness, multicultural philosophy, spiritual counseling and the expressive arts. My practice builds upon an individual's strengths, enhances expression and increases personal insight and well-being. Ultimately, my goal is to facilitate a safe, trusting and peaceful space in which my clients can heal, grow and ultimately thrive.
(949) 528-3457 View (949) 528-3457
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Pamela Livingston
LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009  (Online Only)
My Mission is to enhance the lives of my patients by encouraging "Change". Change is a small word, but a word with so much possibility. With very small steps forward one can slowly but surely understand the past and how it affects the present. This process can lead to building a strong sense of self love and a path to loving positive relationships. In order to feel fulfilled in life, we must believe in ourselves, and in our right to enjoy success and happiness.
My Mission is to enhance the lives of my patients by encouraging "Change". Change is a small word, but a word with so much possibility. With very small steps forward one can slowly but surely understand the past and how it affects the present. This process can lead to building a strong sense of self love and a path to loving positive relationships. In order to feel fulfilled in life, we must believe in ourselves, and in our right to enjoy success and happiness.
(248) 759-8963 View (248) 759-8963
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Lena Agree
Psychologist, JD, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, MI 48009
I will help you become the architect of your own life - overcoming the internal obstacles that prevent you from experiencing, freedom, control & happiness. You may wish to conquer a strategic goal, or address a more complex problem - relational, emotional, professional or behavioral - or perhaps something you cannot define. I am adept at understanding human dynamics, and can bring clarity to your mental chaos or confusion. I'm comfortable with all manner of personal experience and emotional expression. I will approach you with genuine interest, compassion & non-judgmental curiosity.
I will help you become the architect of your own life - overcoming the internal obstacles that prevent you from experiencing, freedom, control & happiness. You may wish to conquer a strategic goal, or address a more complex problem - relational, emotional, professional or behavioral - or perhaps something you cannot define. I am adept at understanding human dynamics, and can bring clarity to your mental chaos or confusion. I'm comfortable with all manner of personal experience and emotional expression. I will approach you with genuine interest, compassion & non-judgmental curiosity.
(248) 213-6421 View (248) 213-6421
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Jeffrey Degroat
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Birmingham, MI 48009
Thank you for visiting my page, I am a clinical psychologist providing various treatment and assessment services through private practice. I primarily work with children and adolescents, while also providing marital, family, and adult individual counseling as well. I am able to tailor therapeutic services specific to each patient to address many emotional and behavioral difficulties, including: ADHD, depression, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, grief, developmental disabilities, oppositionality and defiance, as well as marital stress.
Thank you for visiting my page, I am a clinical psychologist providing various treatment and assessment services through private practice. I primarily work with children and adolescents, while also providing marital, family, and adult individual counseling as well. I am able to tailor therapeutic services specific to each patient to address many emotional and behavioral difficulties, including: ADHD, depression, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, grief, developmental disabilities, oppositionality and defiance, as well as marital stress.
(248) 514-8486 View (248) 514-8486

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Birmingham, MI

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Birmingham, MI who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Grief
68% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Aetna
54% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Birmingham, MI see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Birmingham?

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.