Therapists in North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI

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Nate Kretlow - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
My approach to OCD treatment is collaborative. I want to empower members to make decisions in their treatment. We'll break things down into manageable challenges rather than taking it all on at once. At NOCD, my team and I provide personalized and effective specialized treatment for OCD and related conditions, such as BFRBs (including skin-picking, nail-biting, and hair-pulling). Our understanding of the nuances of these conditions enables us to diagnose and treat them properly. We have received training in evidence-based treatments, including Exposure Response and Prevention (ERP) therapy—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
My approach to OCD treatment is collaborative. I want to empower members to make decisions in their treatment. We'll break things down into manageable challenges rather than taking it all on at once. At NOCD, my team and I provide personalized and effective specialized treatment for OCD and related conditions, such as BFRBs (including skin-picking, nail-biting, and hair-pulling). Our understanding of the nuances of these conditions enables us to diagnose and treat them properly. We have received training in evidence-based treatments, including Exposure Response and Prevention (ERP) therapy—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
(616) 739-3816 View (616) 739-3816
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Betsy Love
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49505  (Online Only)
Come as you are. I have many years of experience working with people and have seen people travel from brokenness to restoration. This isn't the end of your story. It takes an incredible amount of courage to face things in life but you don't have to be alone. I know that it can be scary to walk into a therapy room and share things that require great vulnerability. Lack of self-love. Infertility. Pregnancy Loss. Postpartum Depression. Guilt/Shame. Life Transitions. Identity. Marriage and Family Issues. Whatever you're facing, I would love to help you find healing.
Come as you are. I have many years of experience working with people and have seen people travel from brokenness to restoration. This isn't the end of your story. It takes an incredible amount of courage to face things in life but you don't have to be alone. I know that it can be scary to walk into a therapy room and share things that require great vulnerability. Lack of self-love. Infertility. Pregnancy Loss. Postpartum Depression. Guilt/Shame. Life Transitions. Identity. Marriage and Family Issues. Whatever you're facing, I would love to help you find healing.
(616) 426-6532 View (616) 426-6532
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NOCD- Therapists for OCD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
(616) 202-5260 View (616) 202-5260
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Adrian G Dumas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
My name is Adrian Dumas and I’m the founder of Helping Hands Counseling Services. I applaud you for taking the steps toward looking for a therapist who can best work with you. As a licensed professional counselor my goal is to provide a safe environment where you can explore possibilities of change in life and relationships. In private practice I provide counseling services that afford me the joy of working with an ethnically diverse community of adolescents, adults, and couples on various life issues. I strive to focus on personal wellness for the individual and/or their family, helping them lead fulfilling and healthy lives.
My name is Adrian Dumas and I’m the founder of Helping Hands Counseling Services. I applaud you for taking the steps toward looking for a therapist who can best work with you. As a licensed professional counselor my goal is to provide a safe environment where you can explore possibilities of change in life and relationships. In private practice I provide counseling services that afford me the joy of working with an ethnically diverse community of adolescents, adults, and couples on various life issues. I strive to focus on personal wellness for the individual and/or their family, helping them lead fulfilling and healthy lives.
(616) 379-6580 View (616) 379-6580
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Betrayal Trauma Infidelity Rebuild Trust Kelly Kays
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
Do you feel the rug has been pulled out from under you? Have you lost your sense of safety, security, and stability? I am so sorry that you have to be here but also so grateful that you have the courage to show up for yourself. It may not feel like it yet, but hope and healing are possible. Along with unpacking your story, I will help you become more attuned to your body, which can be an ally in helping you heal. Through this holistic approach, you will begin to feel empowered. I offer a safe, empathetic, and nurturing environment, where you will learn to trust yourself again.
Do you feel the rug has been pulled out from under you? Have you lost your sense of safety, security, and stability? I am so sorry that you have to be here but also so grateful that you have the courage to show up for yourself. It may not feel like it yet, but hope and healing are possible. Along with unpacking your story, I will help you become more attuned to your body, which can be an ally in helping you heal. Through this holistic approach, you will begin to feel empowered. I offer a safe, empathetic, and nurturing environment, where you will learn to trust yourself again.
(248) 422-0483 View (248) 422-0483
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Krista Lynn Kopchick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Not accepting new clients
Conflict infiltrates much of our day to day lives - in communities, workplaces, relationships, and even within ourselves. Sometimes we avoid conflict by running away, exacerbate it by fighting, or get overwhelmed, disconnect, and shut down. We survive. These survival instincts impact our inner parts and our interpersonal relationships. I desire to help people get to know their complex inner parts, reconnect and integrate their minds and bodies, and bring healing to relationships. As a therapist, I get to witness people transform, move from surviving to thriving, and learn how to embrace living mindfully. It is an honor.
Conflict infiltrates much of our day to day lives - in communities, workplaces, relationships, and even within ourselves. Sometimes we avoid conflict by running away, exacerbate it by fighting, or get overwhelmed, disconnect, and shut down. We survive. These survival instincts impact our inner parts and our interpersonal relationships. I desire to help people get to know their complex inner parts, reconnect and integrate their minds and bodies, and bring healing to relationships. As a therapist, I get to witness people transform, move from surviving to thriving, and learn how to embrace living mindfully. It is an honor.
(616) 303-3060 View (616) 303-3060
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Alison Gabel - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
I approach OCD therapy with compassion and dogged determination. Having worked with individuals who often feel othered and misunderstood, I am adept at handling high-intensity situations and problem-solving with limited or alternative resources—a therapeutic MacGyver, if you will. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of OCD's nuances and intricacies enables us to diagnose and treat it accurately. We have received intensive training in Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy (ERP)—the gold standard for OCD treatment.
I approach OCD therapy with compassion and dogged determination. Having worked with individuals who often feel othered and misunderstood, I am adept at handling high-intensity situations and problem-solving with limited or alternative resources—a therapeutic MacGyver, if you will. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of OCD's nuances and intricacies enables us to diagnose and treat it accurately. We have received intensive training in Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy (ERP)—the gold standard for OCD treatment.
(616) 200-8906 View (616) 200-8906
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Margaret Becker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LLP, CAADC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Immediate openings now available. Addressing your mental health is incredibly important to your overall well-being. I practice in Michigan and have helped many clients make significant progress on their personal treatment goals like reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, healing from and managing anger, as well as coping with a history of trauma. We also address adjustment to life stressors, issues with relationships, communication, work, and the impact of health challenges like chronic pain on daily life. We will work to discover your own values and learn to act in more line with them, while building on existing strengths.
Immediate openings now available. Addressing your mental health is incredibly important to your overall well-being. I practice in Michigan and have helped many clients make significant progress on their personal treatment goals like reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, healing from and managing anger, as well as coping with a history of trauma. We also address adjustment to life stressors, issues with relationships, communication, work, and the impact of health challenges like chronic pain on daily life. We will work to discover your own values and learn to act in more line with them, while building on existing strengths.
(616) 227-3724 View (616) 227-3724
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Holistic Mental Health- Tami Hubbard MA LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49505  (Online Only)
Have you tried mainstream mental health and it hasn't worked? Has talk therapy not assisted you in discovering what is at the root of any dis-ease you are experiencing?We will work together to assist you at getting better at feeling. We will address any deep rooted traumatic feeling states with EMDR to instantly assist in integrating them so you can interact with your day to day with more clarity. We will also use parts work (internal family systems) to find what parts of you are needing attention.
Have you tried mainstream mental health and it hasn't worked? Has talk therapy not assisted you in discovering what is at the root of any dis-ease you are experiencing?We will work together to assist you at getting better at feeling. We will address any deep rooted traumatic feeling states with EMDR to instantly assist in integrating them so you can interact with your day to day with more clarity. We will also use parts work (internal family systems) to find what parts of you are needing attention.
(616) 383-2915 View (616) 383-2915
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Richelle Whyte
Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Not accepting new clients
We all want to change in some way, and I believe that real, visible change comes from an internal motivation to be better versions of ourselves. By looking at the uncomfortable or unexamined parts within ourselves, that positive change becomes possible.
We all want to change in some way, and I believe that real, visible change comes from an internal motivation to be better versions of ourselves. By looking at the uncomfortable or unexamined parts within ourselves, that positive change becomes possible.
(231) 241-8134 View (231) 241-8134
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Tim Ulstad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
As a counselor it is my desire to see people grow and change in order to achieve their goals. I enjoy working with clients to help them see their potential and to take steps in the growth process. Life isn't always easy and sometimes we can all benefit from some guidance as we work to overcome the difficulties and obstacles we face.
As a counselor it is my desire to see people grow and change in order to achieve their goals. I enjoy working with clients to help them see their potential and to take steps in the growth process. Life isn't always easy and sometimes we can all benefit from some guidance as we work to overcome the difficulties and obstacles we face.
(616) 773-2480 View (616) 773-2480
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Sarah Clymer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Not accepting new clients
I’m Sarah and I use she/her pronouns. I specialize in trauma, grief & loss, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. I’m EMDR trained and incorporate an EMDRIA-approved IFS protocol with many of my clients. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I enjoy working with others in my community on issues related to gender, coming out, navigating relationships and estrangements, and healing from past abuse, rejection, or other forms of mistreatment. I love working with those who are seeking to heal from trauma, no matter how long ago it occurred or how complex it may be. I am honored to sit with those experiencing grief and do not seek to "fix" anyone's loss.
I’m Sarah and I use she/her pronouns. I specialize in trauma, grief & loss, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. I’m EMDR trained and incorporate an EMDRIA-approved IFS protocol with many of my clients. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I enjoy working with others in my community on issues related to gender, coming out, navigating relationships and estrangements, and healing from past abuse, rejection, or other forms of mistreatment. I love working with those who are seeking to heal from trauma, no matter how long ago it occurred or how complex it may be. I am honored to sit with those experiencing grief and do not seek to "fix" anyone's loss.
(616) 303-4998 View (616) 303-4998
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Cori Brittain - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I am non-judgmental and collaborative. We’ll start where you are and tailor our sessions to your needs. Coming from a family of social workers, therapists, and teachers, I've always been drawn to the helping professions. Seeing people close to me struggle with mental health led me to this career. I find it incredibly rewarding to help people overcome challenges and make progress. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for OCD. Our deep understanding of the condition enables us to properly diagnose and treat it effectively.
As a therapist, I am non-judgmental and collaborative. We’ll start where you are and tailor our sessions to your needs. Coming from a family of social workers, therapists, and teachers, I've always been drawn to the helping professions. Seeing people close to me struggle with mental health led me to this career. I find it incredibly rewarding to help people overcome challenges and make progress. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for OCD. Our deep understanding of the condition enables us to properly diagnose and treat it effectively.
(616) 439-6749 View (616) 439-6749
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Latrece McDaniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
Welcome to a space where you can reflect on your past and chart your future path with clarity and confidence. My aim is to create a supportive environment where you can delve into your inner thoughts and experiences, gaining deeper self-understanding and clarity on your goals. I approach therapy with a person-centered focus, honoring your unique journey and identity. Together, we'll explore your challenges and strengths, empowering you to overcome obstacles and emerge stronger, more resilient, and self-assured.
Welcome to a space where you can reflect on your past and chart your future path with clarity and confidence. My aim is to create a supportive environment where you can delve into your inner thoughts and experiences, gaining deeper self-understanding and clarity on your goals. I approach therapy with a person-centered focus, honoring your unique journey and identity. Together, we'll explore your challenges and strengths, empowering you to overcome obstacles and emerge stronger, more resilient, and self-assured.
(616) 449-2228 View (616) 449-2228
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Keith Thomas - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
My approach to treating OCD is hands-on, incorporating various skills to help you reach your goals. My work in foster care has given me valuable insights into how OCD intersects with other diagnoses. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. Additionally, we have received intensive training in Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy (ERP)—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
My approach to treating OCD is hands-on, incorporating various skills to help you reach your goals. My work in foster care has given me valuable insights into how OCD intersects with other diagnoses. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. Additionally, we have received intensive training in Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy (ERP)—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
(616) 201-3341 View (616) 201-3341
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Chelsea O'Day-Navis
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
Are you in search of an online queer and trans-affirming OCD specialist? Do you yearn to reclaim your sense of agency, presence, and joy? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by your sensitive nervous system, entangled in a whirlwind of spinning thoughts and relentless compulsions. I'm grateful you're here because it doesn't have to be this way. I support adults who are ready to honestly look inward and not just manage, but transform their relationship with themselves, their thoughts, feelings and struggles. Whether it's anxiety, OCD, or challenges related to your identity, I am a therapist and human who deeply gets it.
Are you in search of an online queer and trans-affirming OCD specialist? Do you yearn to reclaim your sense of agency, presence, and joy? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by your sensitive nervous system, entangled in a whirlwind of spinning thoughts and relentless compulsions. I'm grateful you're here because it doesn't have to be this way. I support adults who are ready to honestly look inward and not just manage, but transform their relationship with themselves, their thoughts, feelings and struggles. Whether it's anxiety, OCD, or challenges related to your identity, I am a therapist and human who deeply gets it.
(616) 229-2660 View (616) 229-2660
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Cornelia Golden - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
As a counselor, I am passionate about empowering diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish their mental health, relationship, academic, and career goals. My focus is on reducing anxiety and depression to improve conflict resolution, anger management, and communication skills. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. We have received intensive training in Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy (ERP)—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
As a counselor, I am passionate about empowering diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish their mental health, relationship, academic, and career goals. My focus is on reducing anxiety and depression to improve conflict resolution, anger management, and communication skills. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. We have received intensive training in Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy (ERP)—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
(616) 253-8858 View (616) 253-8858
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Megan Dietrich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Do you feel overwhelmed? Filled with self-doubt and critical? Are you experiencing pain from chronic illness, trauma, or mental load? Are you navigating a spiritual shift or faith-based transition? Are you looking to reclaim your personal power and align your life with your values and aspirations? It's crucial to realize you're not alone. I'm here to guide you, offering resources and a safe space for exploration. Together, we can work towards healing, finding clarity, and creating a path towards personal growth and fulfillment. Take the first step and reach out to receive the support you deserve.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Filled with self-doubt and critical? Are you experiencing pain from chronic illness, trauma, or mental load? Are you navigating a spiritual shift or faith-based transition? Are you looking to reclaim your personal power and align your life with your values and aspirations? It's crucial to realize you're not alone. I'm here to guide you, offering resources and a safe space for exploration. Together, we can work towards healing, finding clarity, and creating a path towards personal growth and fulfillment. Take the first step and reach out to receive the support you deserve.
(616) 379-0797 View (616) 379-0797
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Joy Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
In my practice, I prioritize meeting diverse client needs, recognizing the unique challenges they bring. Clients seek support for mental health concerns, navigating life's complexities. My approach involves creating a safe space for clients to articulate goals, spanning emotional balance to resilient relationships. What they truly seek is a pathway to a more fulfilled life, rooted in a yearning for personal growth and well-being. My commitment includes fostering collaboration for positive transformations. Through active listening, I empower clients to navigate challenges, gaining control over life events' impact for an enriched life
In my practice, I prioritize meeting diverse client needs, recognizing the unique challenges they bring. Clients seek support for mental health concerns, navigating life's complexities. My approach involves creating a safe space for clients to articulate goals, spanning emotional balance to resilient relationships. What they truly seek is a pathway to a more fulfilled life, rooted in a yearning for personal growth and well-being. My commitment includes fostering collaboration for positive transformations. Through active listening, I empower clients to navigate challenges, gaining control over life events' impact for an enriched life
(616) 577-8561 View (616) 577-8561
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Veronica Finnegan - NOCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
As your OCD therapist, my goal is to be a consistent presence who will instill hope and guide you through the step-by-step and exciting process of confronting your fears, realizing you can do it, and getting to the other side. I understand the many ways OCD can present and how disturbing intrusive thoughts and obsessions can be. At NOCD, my team and I provide personalized and effective specialized treatment for OCD and related conditions, such as BFRBs (including skin-picking, nail-biting, and hair-pulling). Our understanding of the nuances of these conditions enables us to diagnose and treat them properly.
As your OCD therapist, my goal is to be a consistent presence who will instill hope and guide you through the step-by-step and exciting process of confronting your fears, realizing you can do it, and getting to the other side. I understand the many ways OCD can present and how disturbing intrusive thoughts and obsessions can be. At NOCD, my team and I provide personalized and effective specialized treatment for OCD and related conditions, such as BFRBs (including skin-picking, nail-biting, and hair-pulling). Our understanding of the nuances of these conditions enables us to diagnose and treat them properly.
(323) 693-5917 View (323) 693-5917
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Number of Therapists in North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI who prioritize treating:

67% Depression
67% Anxiety
56% Relationship Issues
56% Self Esteem
53% Stress
51% Trauma and PTSD
51% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids, MI see their clients

71% Online Only
29% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
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How can I find a therapist in North East Citizens Action, Grand Rapids?

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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.