Therapists in Midtown, Detroit, MI

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Michael E. Behen, PhD
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
Many of us experience problems in living from time to time, as we manage our intimate relationships, careers, children, financial burdens etc…. Often times, these problems can lead to feeling poorly about oneself or even to feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. Sometimes, these problems reach a magnitude where our level of distress or ability to function is affected. At these times, it can be very helpful to talk to a professional who can provide insight, support and perspective on these difficult issues. Although your issues may seem unmanageable to you now, with the right help, these problems can be overcome.
Many of us experience problems in living from time to time, as we manage our intimate relationships, careers, children, financial burdens etc…. Often times, these problems can lead to feeling poorly about oneself or even to feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. Sometimes, these problems reach a magnitude where our level of distress or ability to function is affected. At these times, it can be very helpful to talk to a professional who can provide insight, support and perspective on these difficult issues. Although your issues may seem unmanageable to you now, with the right help, these problems can be overcome.
(313) 427-9980 View (313) 427-9980
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LaKeidra Denay Bronner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
New year, New you! I know that's what's been on your mind since the new year began. Well, you've already taken the first step, and I’m here to help you reach your best self! Between balancing work duties, family dynamics, relationships and your inner wants and needs, it's time to finally prioritize yourself and your healing. I know the days can get dark. Trust me, I’ve been there. In our therapeutic sessions I want to help you peel back the layers of disappointment, distress and confusion to get to the core you. What are your true values, goals and desires? And how can I support you in working toward achieving them? Let's find out!
New year, New you! I know that's what's been on your mind since the new year began. Well, you've already taken the first step, and I’m here to help you reach your best self! Between balancing work duties, family dynamics, relationships and your inner wants and needs, it's time to finally prioritize yourself and your healing. I know the days can get dark. Trust me, I’ve been there. In our therapeutic sessions I want to help you peel back the layers of disappointment, distress and confusion to get to the core you. What are your true values, goals and desires? And how can I support you in working toward achieving them? Let's find out!
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Photo of Anna Skinner, LMSW, RYT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Anna Skinner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
My style of therapy is rooted in building upon clients’ existing strengths, harnessing their inherent resilience, and supporting their natural evolution towards healing. I intend to cultivate a spirit of curiosity in sessions, inviting clients to experience a sense of safety and experiment with new strategies for managing emotions and developing healthy relationships. I work with individual clients of all ages on a broad range of concerns/objectives - trauma, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.
My style of therapy is rooted in building upon clients’ existing strengths, harnessing their inherent resilience, and supporting their natural evolution towards healing. I intend to cultivate a spirit of curiosity in sessions, inviting clients to experience a sense of safety and experiment with new strategies for managing emotions and developing healthy relationships. I work with individual clients of all ages on a broad range of concerns/objectives - trauma, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.
(248) 422-2530 View (248) 422-2530
Photo of Erika Fox, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Erika Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
Not accepting new clients
I believe my role as a therapist is to build a safe and nonjudgmental partnership to support you in connecting with your own inner wisdom and capacity for growth, healing, and transformation. I combine your expertise in your own life with my training and experience to support you as a whole person (mind, body, spirit) in the context of your intersecting identities, experiences, and environment. Curiosity and compassion are core to my work. I specialize in working with adults impacted by complex trauma, chronic stress, and/or childhood emotional neglect. I also support people who feel 'stuck,' anxious, or emotionally overwhelmed.
I believe my role as a therapist is to build a safe and nonjudgmental partnership to support you in connecting with your own inner wisdom and capacity for growth, healing, and transformation. I combine your expertise in your own life with my training and experience to support you as a whole person (mind, body, spirit) in the context of your intersecting identities, experiences, and environment. Curiosity and compassion are core to my work. I specialize in working with adults impacted by complex trauma, chronic stress, and/or childhood emotional neglect. I also support people who feel 'stuck,' anxious, or emotionally overwhelmed.
(313) 462-2663 View (313) 462-2663
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Melanie Mitchell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I'm so glad that you've decided to start your journey to understanding yourself and improving your life! I am a clinical psychologist currently providing telehealth services in multiple states. I specialize in ADHD assessment (particularly in women or when the presentation is different from stereotypical ADHD). I also provide individual therapy focusing on relationship issues, trauma, and women's issues. I am a warm, compassionate, and real therapist. There's no judgment here.
I'm so glad that you've decided to start your journey to understanding yourself and improving your life! I am a clinical psychologist currently providing telehealth services in multiple states. I specialize in ADHD assessment (particularly in women or when the presentation is different from stereotypical ADHD). I also provide individual therapy focusing on relationship issues, trauma, and women's issues. I am a warm, compassionate, and real therapist. There's no judgment here.
(313) 923-2509 View (313) 923-2509
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Erika Budson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My counseling services are geared towards the development of awareness and self-compassion. I counsel teens and adults who are struggling with trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and life transitions. My passion is to support you during this journey of self-awareness and emotional healing as you improve your quality of life. I am suited to clients who live in marginalized spaces, as we have unique challenges from mainstream society, whether that be due to ethnicity, gender, sexuality, size, hidden and obvious disabilities, class, and the many other ways that people are discriminated against.
My counseling services are geared towards the development of awareness and self-compassion. I counsel teens and adults who are struggling with trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and life transitions. My passion is to support you during this journey of self-awareness and emotional healing as you improve your quality of life. I am suited to clients who live in marginalized spaces, as we have unique challenges from mainstream society, whether that be due to ethnicity, gender, sexuality, size, hidden and obvious disabilities, class, and the many other ways that people are discriminated against.
(313) 513-4946 View (313) 513-4946
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Sharon Bland Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Michigan, and I have a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. I have been a therapist for over 25 years with a lot of experience working with children, the elderly population, the foster care system, and working with the disabled population. In addition, I have a Private Practice, where I provide Individual, Group, Marriage and Family Therapy. I have addressed an array of problems, in the areas of depression, anxiety, disability, autism, stress management, caregiver issues, consulting and career counseling. My therapy approach is eclectic.
I am a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Michigan, and I have a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. I have been a therapist for over 25 years with a lot of experience working with children, the elderly population, the foster care system, and working with the disabled population. In addition, I have a Private Practice, where I provide Individual, Group, Marriage and Family Therapy. I have addressed an array of problems, in the areas of depression, anxiety, disability, autism, stress management, caregiver issues, consulting and career counseling. My therapy approach is eclectic.
(586) 563-8422 View (586) 563-8422
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James F Zender
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
My Clinical Psychology private practice allows for maximum individual attention and confidentiality. Since 1988, I have specialized in treating trauma conditions resulting from war, auto, workplace, violence and residuals of childhood abuse. Related conditions include depression, anxiety, physical pain, relationship difficulties, addictions and cognitive disorders. As a result of auto and occupational injuries, many patients/clients suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries; and they can greatly benefit from my individual and group psychotherapy. I am a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist so some of my work involves cases in litigation including evaluations, testimony and expert witness services.
My Clinical Psychology private practice allows for maximum individual attention and confidentiality. Since 1988, I have specialized in treating trauma conditions resulting from war, auto, workplace, violence and residuals of childhood abuse. Related conditions include depression, anxiety, physical pain, relationship difficulties, addictions and cognitive disorders. As a result of auto and occupational injuries, many patients/clients suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries; and they can greatly benefit from my individual and group psychotherapy. I am a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist so some of my work involves cases in litigation including evaluations, testimony and expert witness services.
(586) 804-5724 View (586) 804-5724
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Amy Pappas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
Starting therapy can be a daunting and overwhelming process. It is my goal to make it an easy and comfortable transition. I view therapy as a team approach including the child and/or adolescent, the family, community resources, and myself. We work together to best address the presenting challenge. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families within a variety of therapeutic settings. I received my Master of Social Work from New York University and a Post Master's Degree from Loyola University.
Starting therapy can be a daunting and overwhelming process. It is my goal to make it an easy and comfortable transition. I view therapy as a team approach including the child and/or adolescent, the family, community resources, and myself. We work together to best address the presenting challenge. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families within a variety of therapeutic settings. I received my Master of Social Work from New York University and a Post Master's Degree from Loyola University.
(773) 840-0103 View (773) 840-0103
Photo of Deborah E Boyer, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deborah E Boyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
I consider therapy a gift where you are able to detox from family pain and drama, remove the obstacles to your own growth and happiness -- and live the life you were meant to live. In our work together you will begin to know your self. Deep within each of us is the longing for happiness. Happiness does not depend on outer circumstances or how other people behave, it’s created with our innermost feelings and sense of well-being. My practice offers individual, couples and family sessions for all ages, with night and weekend appointments available. My office is located on the first floor of the beautiful Park Shelton building.
I consider therapy a gift where you are able to detox from family pain and drama, remove the obstacles to your own growth and happiness -- and live the life you were meant to live. In our work together you will begin to know your self. Deep within each of us is the longing for happiness. Happiness does not depend on outer circumstances or how other people behave, it’s created with our innermost feelings and sense of well-being. My practice offers individual, couples and family sessions for all ages, with night and weekend appointments available. My office is located on the first floor of the beautiful Park Shelton building.
(248) 213-7628 View (248) 213-7628
Photo of Brooke Towns, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brooke Towns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
Life is full of challenges, and we as humans were not meant to face them alone. Whether you struggle with unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, difficulty making meaningful connections, or simply coping with the everyday stresses of life, it can feel overwhelming to try and face it alone. The goods news? You don’t have to! I am passionate about helping people such as yourself work through painful life experiences, learn to tolerate painful emotions, develop a deep sense of connectedness, and discover a life of fulfillment they may have never thought possible. Whatever difficult journey you’re facing, let’s walk it together.
Life is full of challenges, and we as humans were not meant to face them alone. Whether you struggle with unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, difficulty making meaningful connections, or simply coping with the everyday stresses of life, it can feel overwhelming to try and face it alone. The goods news? You don’t have to! I am passionate about helping people such as yourself work through painful life experiences, learn to tolerate painful emotions, develop a deep sense of connectedness, and discover a life of fulfillment they may have never thought possible. Whatever difficult journey you’re facing, let’s walk it together.
(231) 377-1018 View (231) 377-1018
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Brian Scott Kitson
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
As I like to tell my clients, anyone at any stage of their lives can benefit from therapy. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, depression, or life stress, etc. Therapy helps by having someone to talk with, process the stress, and formulate a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. Therapy works best as a collaborative process between the therapist and client, working together to achieve a positive and supportive workplace where mental and emotional health can thrive.
As I like to tell my clients, anyone at any stage of their lives can benefit from therapy. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, depression, or life stress, etc. Therapy helps by having someone to talk with, process the stress, and formulate a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. Therapy works best as a collaborative process between the therapist and client, working together to achieve a positive and supportive workplace where mental and emotional health can thrive.
(586) 554-2804 View (586) 554-2804
Photo of Carmelita R Samuel, LMSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Carmelita R Samuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
I believe working closely with clients to help them reach their fullest potential through developing goals, creating healthy boundaries, and empowering you for change. I use evidence based cognitive behavioral methods to help you challenge everyday thinking that keeps you locked in self destructive or unhealthy patterns, which ultimately diminish quality of life and satisfaction of relationships. It is crucial for clients to understand their issues fully so corrective action and healing may happen. I meet my clients where they are in their lives and incorporate their culture, personal talents and strengths, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnic background into the counseling process for authentic exchange.
I believe working closely with clients to help them reach their fullest potential through developing goals, creating healthy boundaries, and empowering you for change. I use evidence based cognitive behavioral methods to help you challenge everyday thinking that keeps you locked in self destructive or unhealthy patterns, which ultimately diminish quality of life and satisfaction of relationships. It is crucial for clients to understand their issues fully so corrective action and healing may happen. I meet my clients where they are in their lives and incorporate their culture, personal talents and strengths, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnic background into the counseling process for authentic exchange.
(248) 419-1622 View (248) 419-1622
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Kori Loewe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
You're a helping or creative professional who needs help. You're high functioning and your symptoms aren’t constant but they can be intense. You're scared that you’ve just been fooling everyone since they have no idea what a mess you really are. This has been going on so long, it’s hard to even remember a time before it. You know one thing for sure though: you want to feel better. You’re ready to let go of the anger. You’re ready to have better ways to cope and react to your triggers. But most of all, you’re ready to actually move on and live a happy life.
You're a helping or creative professional who needs help. You're high functioning and your symptoms aren’t constant but they can be intense. You're scared that you’ve just been fooling everyone since they have no idea what a mess you really are. This has been going on so long, it’s hard to even remember a time before it. You know one thing for sure though: you want to feel better. You’re ready to let go of the anger. You’re ready to have better ways to cope and react to your triggers. But most of all, you’re ready to actually move on and live a happy life.
(248) 213-8621 View (248) 213-8621
Photo of Elizabeth Eiten, LMSW, CCTP, EMDR, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth Eiten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
It feels like no matter how hard you try you will never be good enough. Others see you as successful, but you feel you are hardly getting by. You wish you felt a broader sense of connection in your relationships, but it feels scary to be authentic with your friends and family. You're tired of ruminating on the past and feeling anxious about the future. You feel stuck and unsure of how to get on track. You are looking for a holistic approach bringing in mindfulness meditation and other evidence-based alternative therapies. I can teach you how to tap into the profound wisdom you already have to make changes in your life.
It feels like no matter how hard you try you will never be good enough. Others see you as successful, but you feel you are hardly getting by. You wish you felt a broader sense of connection in your relationships, but it feels scary to be authentic with your friends and family. You're tired of ruminating on the past and feeling anxious about the future. You feel stuck and unsure of how to get on track. You are looking for a holistic approach bringing in mindfulness meditation and other evidence-based alternative therapies. I can teach you how to tap into the profound wisdom you already have to make changes in your life.
(313) 450-9728 View (313) 450-9728
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Counseling Associates
PhD
Verified Verified
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201
We are a nationally acclaimed clinic with a staff of over 20 psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. This means there's virtually no waiting time for an appointment. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our clinic, open since 1973, specializes in mental health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs. All of our practitioners have either a Master's or Doctor's degree. We provide services for people of all ages, from 3 to 103. We can work with individuals, couples and families. We are approved for most insurances and many employee assistance programs (EAPs).
We are a nationally acclaimed clinic with a staff of over 20 psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. This means there's virtually no waiting time for an appointment. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our clinic, open since 1973, specializes in mental health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs. All of our practitioners have either a Master's or Doctor's degree. We provide services for people of all ages, from 3 to 103. We can work with individuals, couples and families. We are approved for most insurances and many employee assistance programs (EAPs).
(248) 558-2149 View (248) 558-2149
Photo of Florine McClain, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Florine McClain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
You are here to find a helping hand. I am a helper and encourager by nature. Let me walk along side you as we collaborate together through difficult circumstances to promote growth and healing in your life. You are the expert in your life. I believe the solution to your problem is already within you. Let us discuss your expected outcome and work on a solution to meet that expectation. The time spent together will focus on you and your needs. You will be listened to, heard, and understood.
You are here to find a helping hand. I am a helper and encourager by nature. Let me walk along side you as we collaborate together through difficult circumstances to promote growth and healing in your life. You are the expert in your life. I believe the solution to your problem is already within you. Let us discuss your expected outcome and work on a solution to meet that expectation. The time spent together will focus on you and your needs. You will be listened to, heard, and understood.
(586) 271-0374 View (586) 271-0374
Photo of Melissa Butler, MS, LLP, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Melissa Butler
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
The therapy I offer is most effective for people who have already spent time working on themselves in therapy, spiritual practice, or by other means. My main treatment focus is developmental trauma, which means the harm caused in relationships growing up. As adults that can look like high functioning depression, anxiety, relationship problems, creative blocks, numbness/dissociation, lack of progress, and other expressions. We work with mindfulness based somatic therapy in an compassionate, supportive, and non-judgmental environment using a wide array of methods. Together we will uncover the healing your body is striving to access.
The therapy I offer is most effective for people who have already spent time working on themselves in therapy, spiritual practice, or by other means. My main treatment focus is developmental trauma, which means the harm caused in relationships growing up. As adults that can look like high functioning depression, anxiety, relationship problems, creative blocks, numbness/dissociation, lack of progress, and other expressions. We work with mindfulness based somatic therapy in an compassionate, supportive, and non-judgmental environment using a wide array of methods. Together we will uncover the healing your body is striving to access.
(734) 519-6667 View (734) 519-6667
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Pauline G Everette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, Gottman, IFS, BRNSPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
Dr. Everette is the author of Finding and Keeping Romantic Love: Relationship Tips for People Over 50. She has over 30 years experience as a holistic psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. She assists in helping clients tap into their innate strengths and address issues that prevent them from living comfortable, enthusiastic, purposeful lives. She specializes in working with mental health practitioners, academics, and couples ( including bi-racial couples). She is best suited for clients wanting to go deep and work hard.
Dr. Everette is the author of Finding and Keeping Romantic Love: Relationship Tips for People Over 50. She has over 30 years experience as a holistic psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. She assists in helping clients tap into their innate strengths and address issues that prevent them from living comfortable, enthusiastic, purposeful lives. She specializes in working with mental health practitioners, academics, and couples ( including bi-racial couples). She is best suited for clients wanting to go deep and work hard.
(313) 332-4317 View (313) 332-4317
Photo of Lyndi Johnston, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lyndi Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown, Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I believe that with support and the right therapeutic relationship you can make the changes you want in your life. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and I attended the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan. I work with folks who want to fully experience sexual pleasure, but aren't sure how. This may be related to sexual pain, sexual trauma, or an upbringing lacking education about sexual health. My approach honors and addresses situations in the past, but also gives you ideas about how to feel better in the here and now.
I believe that with support and the right therapeutic relationship you can make the changes you want in your life. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and I attended the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan. I work with folks who want to fully experience sexual pleasure, but aren't sure how. This may be related to sexual pain, sexual trauma, or an upbringing lacking education about sexual health. My approach honors and addresses situations in the past, but also gives you ideas about how to feel better in the here and now.
(248) 965-4989 View (248) 965-4989

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Number of Therapists in Midtown, Detroit, MI

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Midtown, Detroit, MI who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
72% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
51% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Midtown, Detroit, MI see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
22% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Midtown, Detroit?

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.