Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Photo of Cassie Hall, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Cassie Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
My name is Cassie. My pronouns are she/her. As a fat, neurodivergent, queer person, I know first hand how discrimination and social “norms” can impact your mental and physical health. I want to be your ally and advocate wherever you feel you are being held back. I look at my role as being one part of your care team, but you are the leader of that team. You are the expert on YOU. There may be other providers or even family members who are part of your team too. My job is to meet you wherever you are today, and help you connect with the resources that let you move forward through this world.
My name is Cassie. My pronouns are she/her. As a fat, neurodivergent, queer person, I know first hand how discrimination and social “norms” can impact your mental and physical health. I want to be your ally and advocate wherever you feel you are being held back. I look at my role as being one part of your care team, but you are the leader of that team. You are the expert on YOU. There may be other providers or even family members who are part of your team too. My job is to meet you wherever you are today, and help you connect with the resources that let you move forward through this world.
(616) 557-7940 View (616) 557-7940
Photo of Matt Rajnish Counseling, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
Matt Rajnish Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have over five years of experience diagnosing and treating various mental health conditions. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and working through traumatic experiences. I strive to provide a calm, empathetic, open, non-judgmental, honest, respectful, and most importantly, genuine therapeutic environment with an emphasis on rapport building and maintaining a strong client/therapist relationship. I believe meeting the needs of each client individually is imperative in determining the best therapeutic approach for success. Techniques utilized consist of cognitive behavioral therapy, applied behavioral analysis, solution-focused, person centered approach, or Adlerian
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have over five years of experience diagnosing and treating various mental health conditions. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and working through traumatic experiences. I strive to provide a calm, empathetic, open, non-judgmental, honest, respectful, and most importantly, genuine therapeutic environment with an emphasis on rapport building and maintaining a strong client/therapist relationship. I believe meeting the needs of each client individually is imperative in determining the best therapeutic approach for success. Techniques utilized consist of cognitive behavioral therapy, applied behavioral analysis, solution-focused, person centered approach, or Adlerian
(616) 213-1553 View (616) 213-1553
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LaDawn N Evans
Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, or life turmoil, you’ve made a tremendous step in your healing journey and my goal is to help you along the path to restoration and growth! You were gifted with the attributes to reach your dreams and goals. It is my job and joy to supply you with tools to unearth those jewels that are within you. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Cornerstone University and Masters of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. I have served as a life coach for 15+ years. I provide counseling and life coaching services to adults, couples, and families.
Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, or life turmoil, you’ve made a tremendous step in your healing journey and my goal is to help you along the path to restoration and growth! You were gifted with the attributes to reach your dreams and goals. It is my job and joy to supply you with tools to unearth those jewels that are within you. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Cornerstone University and Masters of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. I have served as a life coach for 15+ years. I provide counseling and life coaching services to adults, couples, and families.
(616) 208-2138 x700 View (616) 208-2138 x700
Photo of Liz Zylstra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Liz Zylstra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
“My life feels so out of control right now.” Have you ever felt this way? If your answer is yes, let’s chat! As a therapist, I work to empower individuals and couples to overcome personal obstacles while achieving recovery from addictive behaviors and other life challenges. I strive to help people achieve recovery from substance abuse, problematic sexual behaviors, material/relationship struggles, and co-occurring disorders including anxiety and depression.
“My life feels so out of control right now.” Have you ever felt this way? If your answer is yes, let’s chat! As a therapist, I work to empower individuals and couples to overcome personal obstacles while achieving recovery from addictive behaviors and other life challenges. I strive to help people achieve recovery from substance abuse, problematic sexual behaviors, material/relationship struggles, and co-occurring disorders including anxiety and depression.
(616) 205-9011 View (616) 205-9011
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Kaley Fairbairn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Kaley brings over a decade of experience working with individuals, teens, families and couples in a variety of clinical settings.  Kaley has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Community Relations from Michigan State University and  Masters in Social Work from Stony Brook University in NY.
Kaley brings over a decade of experience working with individuals, teens, families and couples in a variety of clinical settings.  Kaley has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Community Relations from Michigan State University and  Masters in Social Work from Stony Brook University in NY.
(616) 449-1735 View (616) 449-1735
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Jennifer Belmonte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself often feeling anxious or struggling in relationships? Do you find it difficult to trust others, or maybe you trust too quickly? Perhaps you experience perfectionism, chronic people pleasing, or exceedingly high standards. Most often, these difficulties correspond to our personal life stories, upbringing, and past experiences. Over time, we develop ways of making life "work." How does this show up in your relationships, behaviors, and your mood? Let me help you identify your interpersonal safety patterns and core narratives. Together, we'll consider the connection between emotions, behavior, & relationships.
Do you find yourself often feeling anxious or struggling in relationships? Do you find it difficult to trust others, or maybe you trust too quickly? Perhaps you experience perfectionism, chronic people pleasing, or exceedingly high standards. Most often, these difficulties correspond to our personal life stories, upbringing, and past experiences. Over time, we develop ways of making life "work." How does this show up in your relationships, behaviors, and your mood? Let me help you identify your interpersonal safety patterns and core narratives. Together, we'll consider the connection between emotions, behavior, & relationships.
(616) 219-2039 View (616) 219-2039
Photo of Joshua Nave, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Joshua Nave
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client faces the impact of trauma and life events, caught in patterns hindering progress. Struggling with past experiences, heightened emotions, and frequent criticism, they often question their mental well-being. You're an ideal fit if you seek someone genuinely interested in hearing and understanding your story. I'm here to walk alongside you as you craft a new narrative. If you're seeking growth in relationships, self-worth, relief from pain, and overall life development, you've come to the right place. Let's work together to create a life you truly want to live.
My ideal client faces the impact of trauma and life events, caught in patterns hindering progress. Struggling with past experiences, heightened emotions, and frequent criticism, they often question their mental well-being. You're an ideal fit if you seek someone genuinely interested in hearing and understanding your story. I'm here to walk alongside you as you craft a new narrative. If you're seeking growth in relationships, self-worth, relief from pain, and overall life development, you've come to the right place. Let's work together to create a life you truly want to live.
(616) 577-8261 View (616) 577-8261
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Megan Flier
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Most of the people who work with me range from adolescents to adults and generally experience depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, have a history of suicide, trauma, and/or general trouble adjusting to changes in life. However, I also have experience working with grief and loss, family adjustment to autism diagnosis, general family concerns, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. I am trained in S.A.F.E. EMDR, integrative medicine for mental health, CBT, and TF-CBT. I have additional knowledge of sand tray, IFS, narrative therapy, and interpersonal neurobiology and draw on these in my therapy.
Most of the people who work with me range from adolescents to adults and generally experience depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, have a history of suicide, trauma, and/or general trouble adjusting to changes in life. However, I also have experience working with grief and loss, family adjustment to autism diagnosis, general family concerns, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. I am trained in S.A.F.E. EMDR, integrative medicine for mental health, CBT, and TF-CBT. I have additional knowledge of sand tray, IFS, narrative therapy, and interpersonal neurobiology and draw on these in my therapy.
(616) 344-9018 View (616) 344-9018
Photo of Ally Brinkman, LPC Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
Ally Brinkman
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Not accepting new clients
We are all created for connection, and every person deserves to be fully seen, known and cared for. Therapy offers a unique opportunity to grow an authentic, meaningful, and supportive connection that can be a catalyst for healing. It's not always easy to value the parts of ourselves and our stories that feel overwhelming or even shameful, but the beauty of therapy is having the space to let those parts of us be known and embraced. I understand the value in giving yourself grace to be human, to be accepted, and cherished in your darkest seasons along with the joyful ones.
We are all created for connection, and every person deserves to be fully seen, known and cared for. Therapy offers a unique opportunity to grow an authentic, meaningful, and supportive connection that can be a catalyst for healing. It's not always easy to value the parts of ourselves and our stories that feel overwhelming or even shameful, but the beauty of therapy is having the space to let those parts of us be known and embraced. I understand the value in giving yourself grace to be human, to be accepted, and cherished in your darkest seasons along with the joyful ones.
(616) 229-2762 View (616) 229-2762
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Jessica Rae Weits
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I’ve worked in in the mental health field for nearly 25 years, in inpatient and residential settings, as well as in the community. I’ve worked with diverse populations, primarily with adults of all ages, and also have experience working with adolescents who’ve experienced significant trauma. I’ve worked extensively with individuals diagnosed with severe anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation (and attempts), mood disorders, psychosis, borderline personality disorder, as well as intellectual disabilities and neurodevelopmental differences. I believe mental health services should be accessible to all and seek to make that a reality.
I’ve worked in in the mental health field for nearly 25 years, in inpatient and residential settings, as well as in the community. I’ve worked with diverse populations, primarily with adults of all ages, and also have experience working with adolescents who’ve experienced significant trauma. I’ve worked extensively with individuals diagnosed with severe anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation (and attempts), mood disorders, psychosis, borderline personality disorder, as well as intellectual disabilities and neurodevelopmental differences. I believe mental health services should be accessible to all and seek to make that a reality.
(616) 202-3732 View (616) 202-3732
Photo of Anamaria Pogacean-Lorson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
Anamaria Pogacean-Lorson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, NTS, EMDR, ADS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Waitlist for new clients
Whomever you are, I welcome you. If you are feeling stuck in your life or treatment, I extend hope and encouragement that change and transformation are possible. If you've experienced past trauma that left you feeling inadequate, you can heal and reclaim your true self and life. If, in the process of coping, you developed habits that now hinder you, you can break free and develop compassionate and wise ways to be with your difficulties. If you feel disconnected from your self/body/others, feel shut down, and/or constantly feel on edge, with guidance you can learn to feel safe, trust again, and find joy and meaning in your life.
Whomever you are, I welcome you. If you are feeling stuck in your life or treatment, I extend hope and encouragement that change and transformation are possible. If you've experienced past trauma that left you feeling inadequate, you can heal and reclaim your true self and life. If, in the process of coping, you developed habits that now hinder you, you can break free and develop compassionate and wise ways to be with your difficulties. If you feel disconnected from your self/body/others, feel shut down, and/or constantly feel on edge, with guidance you can learn to feel safe, trust again, and find joy and meaning in your life.
(616) 344-9431 View (616) 344-9431
Photo of Lynn Hecht Siegel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
Lynn Hecht Siegel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Not accepting new clients
I truly enjoy partnering with adults to help them identify and achieve goals to improve their mental and physical health, and ultimately, their quality of life. I believe all people are unique, have an important life story, and deserve a counseling experiences that addresses their unique needs. As human beings, we often become trapped in doing, thinking, and feeling the same things over and over, without being aware of it, and wonder why we aren't making any progress in our jobs, relationships, health, and emotional well-being. How can we break out of this cycle?
I truly enjoy partnering with adults to help them identify and achieve goals to improve their mental and physical health, and ultimately, their quality of life. I believe all people are unique, have an important life story, and deserve a counseling experiences that addresses their unique needs. As human beings, we often become trapped in doing, thinking, and feeling the same things over and over, without being aware of it, and wonder why we aren't making any progress in our jobs, relationships, health, and emotional well-being. How can we break out of this cycle?
(616) 952-2013 View (616) 952-2013
Photo of Deena Iris Cantu, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Grand Rapids, MI
Deena Iris Cantu
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I work well with clients seeking help for problems with anxiety and depression. Those referred to me with these issues find that symptomatically they are struggling with panic, sleep disturbances, worry thoughts, self-defeating thoughts/behaviors, eating disorders,addictions and unknowingly, at times, some of their difficulties have been attached to old trauma. Many people with these sorts of struggles find that this spills over into problems with relationships and/or functioning at work and school. Areas of intimacy, both emotional and sexual are important work also. I work with individuals, married couples,families, and groups.
I work well with clients seeking help for problems with anxiety and depression. Those referred to me with these issues find that symptomatically they are struggling with panic, sleep disturbances, worry thoughts, self-defeating thoughts/behaviors, eating disorders,addictions and unknowingly, at times, some of their difficulties have been attached to old trauma. Many people with these sorts of struggles find that this spills over into problems with relationships and/or functioning at work and school. Areas of intimacy, both emotional and sexual are important work also. I work with individuals, married couples,families, and groups.
(616) 965-2049 View (616) 965-2049
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WMU Center for Counseling & Psychological Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS-GR) has been providing psychological care for the greater Grand Rapids area since 2001. Our center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and offers low-cost counseling services, as well as psychological assessment and testing. The counselors working at the center are advanced graduate students earning degrees in counseling psychology or counselor education at Western Michigan University. All clinical services are closely supervised by doctoral-level, licensed mental health professionals.
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS-GR) has been providing psychological care for the greater Grand Rapids area since 2001. Our center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and offers low-cost counseling services, as well as psychological assessment and testing. The counselors working at the center are advanced graduate students earning degrees in counseling psychology or counselor education at Western Michigan University. All clinical services are closely supervised by doctoral-level, licensed mental health professionals.
(616) 208-4208 View (616) 208-4208
Photo of Carly C. Brooks-Harmon, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
Carly C. Brooks-Harmon
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Sometimes life can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to manage the stress and trials that come. Our experiences can leave us feeling overwhelmed, alone, or unsure where to turn. When we feel stuck or scared, we can act in ways we question, lose track of what we value, or begin to feel unworthy of those around us. This can impact the way we interact with others and show up in our day to day lives. Through the counseling relationship you can learn to explore more about yourself, process your experiences and emotions, begin to heal, and take charge of the life you want to live.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to manage the stress and trials that come. Our experiences can leave us feeling overwhelmed, alone, or unsure where to turn. When we feel stuck or scared, we can act in ways we question, lose track of what we value, or begin to feel unworthy of those around us. This can impact the way we interact with others and show up in our day to day lives. Through the counseling relationship you can learn to explore more about yourself, process your experiences and emotions, begin to heal, and take charge of the life you want to live.
(616) 253-8995 View (616) 253-8995
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Raymond Leoine Sheets Jr.
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Not accepting new clients
I feel that one of the biggest gifts I have been given is the opportunity to work alongside individuals in their respective life journeys. I value the whole person, respect individual and cultural diversity, and view psychotherapy as a supportive, healing element to people's lives. I identify primarily from an Interpersonal perspective, placing heavy emphasis on the power of relationships. Whether talking about relation to self, family and friends, or significant others, I believe that much of how we experience the world (and its hardships) can be shaped by the meaningful and complicated experiences we have with others.
I feel that one of the biggest gifts I have been given is the opportunity to work alongside individuals in their respective life journeys. I value the whole person, respect individual and cultural diversity, and view psychotherapy as a supportive, healing element to people's lives. I identify primarily from an Interpersonal perspective, placing heavy emphasis on the power of relationships. Whether talking about relation to self, family and friends, or significant others, I believe that much of how we experience the world (and its hardships) can be shaped by the meaningful and complicated experiences we have with others.
(616) 202-5355 View (616) 202-5355
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Linh Tran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503  (Online Only)
We live in a world of constant change. My goal as a therapist is to help you prepare for, embrace, and navigate change in its many forms. Whether you’re graduating from high school, dealing with work stress, preparing for marriage, or navigating conflict in relationships, I can help! As an immigrant, my lived experience is an important part of my approach to therapy. I love working with diverse populations because, like you, I have experienced the ups and downs of life. I understand the frustration of being misunderstood, the pain of being othered, and the realities of “being different.”
We live in a world of constant change. My goal as a therapist is to help you prepare for, embrace, and navigate change in its many forms. Whether you’re graduating from high school, dealing with work stress, preparing for marriage, or navigating conflict in relationships, I can help! As an immigrant, my lived experience is an important part of my approach to therapy. I love working with diverse populations because, like you, I have experienced the ups and downs of life. I understand the frustration of being misunderstood, the pain of being othered, and the realities of “being different.”
(616) 326-3897 View (616) 326-3897
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William Franklin-Cromwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Bill Franklin-Cromwell is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 2019. He attended Montcalm Community College from 2010 to 2014 with the hopes of starting a career in nursing. He realized he was finding it a better fit to sit and listen to people during his nursing clinicals. In 2015, Bill began and education in social work at Ferris State University and received his Bachelor in social work in 2017, then continued to work on earning his Master of Social Work and completed his college education in 2019. Bill believes people coming to him for help are the expert on themselves.
Bill Franklin-Cromwell is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 2019. He attended Montcalm Community College from 2010 to 2014 with the hopes of starting a career in nursing. He realized he was finding it a better fit to sit and listen to people during his nursing clinicals. In 2015, Bill began and education in social work at Ferris State University and received his Bachelor in social work in 2017, then continued to work on earning his Master of Social Work and completed his college education in 2019. Bill believes people coming to him for help are the expert on themselves.
(616) 344-0337 View (616) 344-0337
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Holli-Noelle Dueck
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
I am dedicated to providing services to each client with focus on their individual needs and health. My work is client-focused and uses a cognitive behavioral approach. I work to aid individuals in exploring their emotional, relational, social and spiritual goals.
I am dedicated to providing services to each client with focus on their individual needs and health. My work is client-focused and uses a cognitive behavioral approach. I work to aid individuals in exploring their emotional, relational, social and spiritual goals.
(616) 577-7679 View (616) 577-7679
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Justice Project Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
I am passionate about the work that I do. I have been supporting, advocating and facilitating change with Individuals, Children and Families for over 23 years. I am a Bilingual, Spanish Speaking therapist, who believes in the strength and immense value of diversity and healthy communities. My ideal client is someone who is seeking change and willing to explore the path to get there.
I am passionate about the work that I do. I have been supporting, advocating and facilitating change with Individuals, Children and Families for over 23 years. I am a Bilingual, Spanish Speaking therapist, who believes in the strength and immense value of diversity and healthy communities. My ideal client is someone who is seeking change and willing to explore the path to get there.
(616) 432-2908 View (616) 432-2908

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Number of Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Priority Health
63% Aetna

How Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grand Rapids?

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.