Therapists in Lansing, MI

Photo of Lauren Bergh, MA, LPC, NBCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lauren Bergh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lansing, MI 48910
Not accepting new clients
I believe that all people have the ability to create the changes they have been hoping for in their lives with a supportive, non-judgmental person by their side. I enjoy working with people who join me in curiosity to understand their lives, worlds, and brains and use a non-judgmental and strength-based approach to create self-compassion and change. I believe that the answers to our mental health lies in holistic health, and use an adaptive approach and open mind to address each concern.
I believe that all people have the ability to create the changes they have been hoping for in their lives with a supportive, non-judgmental person by their side. I enjoy working with people who join me in curiosity to understand their lives, worlds, and brains and use a non-judgmental and strength-based approach to create self-compassion and change. I believe that the answers to our mental health lies in holistic health, and use an adaptive approach and open mind to address each concern.
(517) 305-2033 x704 View (517) 305-2033 x704
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Brittany King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lansing, MI 48917  (Online Only)
I am a Christian counselor. I love working with Moms on anxiety, depression, parenting, self esteem, life transitions, and relationship issues. Being a Mom is a wonderful calling that requires ALL of you. It can be so draining and lonely. You don't have to keep walking alone. I'd love to help you on your journey to become more empowered, resilient, and accepting of the wonderful person God made you to be.
I am a Christian counselor. I love working with Moms on anxiety, depression, parenting, self esteem, life transitions, and relationship issues. Being a Mom is a wonderful calling that requires ALL of you. It can be so draining and lonely. You don't have to keep walking alone. I'd love to help you on your journey to become more empowered, resilient, and accepting of the wonderful person God made you to be.
(517) 826-9674 View (517) 826-9674
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Playful Hearts Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48911
As a Therapist, my goal is to work with Children, Adolescents and Adults. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities and apply research based techniques.My counseling philosophy can best be described as Eclectic. I work on awareness, relationship and integration to encourage personal growth and wholeness. The goals and techniques used in therapy will be based on the individual needs of the client. With a Eclectic approach, I draw from a variety of techniques such as Child- Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ,Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Auricular Acupuncture and Solution Focused Principles.
As a Therapist, my goal is to work with Children, Adolescents and Adults. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities and apply research based techniques.My counseling philosophy can best be described as Eclectic. I work on awareness, relationship and integration to encourage personal growth and wholeness. The goals and techniques used in therapy will be based on the individual needs of the client. With a Eclectic approach, I draw from a variety of techniques such as Child- Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ,Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Auricular Acupuncture and Solution Focused Principles.
(517) 618-0310 View (517) 618-0310
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Markieta J Boswell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48933  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting women who are coping with anxiety, trauma, depression or burnout. I will support you as we work to heal the past and manage the present. Our time together will provide you with the space to feel empowered, to feel safe, and comfortable. You'll be able to gain real clarity and express your thoughts and feelings to start feeling like yourself again.
I specialize in supporting women who are coping with anxiety, trauma, depression or burnout. I will support you as we work to heal the past and manage the present. Our time together will provide you with the space to feel empowered, to feel safe, and comfortable. You'll be able to gain real clarity and express your thoughts and feelings to start feeling like yourself again.
(517) 300-7638 View (517) 300-7638
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Mary-Devon Bement
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48911
I have interdisciplinary work experiences, including work in a stepdown Psychiatric Hospital, Oncology, Palliative Care, Primary Care, Rehabilitation Center, Psychological Research Administrator/ Psychometrist work, Developmental Disabilities, and Private Practice. I also have experience in crisis interventions, behavioral health interventions, and ABA Therapy. Additionally, the particular value I took from these experiences was to increase resiliency and work towards managing symptoms and making them more tolerable.
I have interdisciplinary work experiences, including work in a stepdown Psychiatric Hospital, Oncology, Palliative Care, Primary Care, Rehabilitation Center, Psychological Research Administrator/ Psychometrist work, Developmental Disabilities, and Private Practice. I also have experience in crisis interventions, behavioral health interventions, and ABA Therapy. Additionally, the particular value I took from these experiences was to increase resiliency and work towards managing symptoms and making them more tolerable.
(517) 836-1186 View (517) 836-1186
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Uplift & Inspire Counseling and Consulting LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48911
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I understand firsthand just how difficult it can be to ask for help. Let’s face it not many of us enjoy feeling vulnerable. Are you tired of feeling judged or facing backlash because of your outlook on life, just want to heal from trauma bonds and negative mindsets? Facing a life changing diagnosis and need help processing? Allow me to assist you with healing through mindfulness based, client centered, cultural sensitive, ect, practices. Life happens even when therapy isn’t in session so learn some new techniques that will help ease your stress.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I understand firsthand just how difficult it can be to ask for help. Let’s face it not many of us enjoy feeling vulnerable. Are you tired of feeling judged or facing backlash because of your outlook on life, just want to heal from trauma bonds and negative mindsets? Facing a life changing diagnosis and need help processing? Allow me to assist you with healing through mindfulness based, client centered, cultural sensitive, ect, practices. Life happens even when therapy isn’t in session so learn some new techniques that will help ease your stress.
(517) 300-0866 View (517) 300-0866
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TCA Counseling, Transform, Change, Adapt
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lansing, MI 48911
Depression, anxiety, abusing substances, kids struggling with behavioral issues and failing school; all of these can be symptoms of experiencing trauma. Mental health symptoms can get in the way of your work, education, and relationships. They can cause you to detour off of your road to accomplishing life goals. You can heal by seeking help. This may cause you to feel vulnerable which can be uncomfortable and scary, but nothing is more terrifying than staying where you are at. My passion is assisting my clients through the healing process which allows them to find their own empowerment and strength by teaching new coping skills.
Depression, anxiety, abusing substances, kids struggling with behavioral issues and failing school; all of these can be symptoms of experiencing trauma. Mental health symptoms can get in the way of your work, education, and relationships. They can cause you to detour off of your road to accomplishing life goals. You can heal by seeking help. This may cause you to feel vulnerable which can be uncomfortable and scary, but nothing is more terrifying than staying where you are at. My passion is assisting my clients through the healing process which allows them to find their own empowerment and strength by teaching new coping skills.
(517) 781-8503 View (517) 781-8503
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Lindsay DiLernia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48917
Not accepting new clients
YOU deserve the BEST in life and I am proud of you for making it this far! If you want help to better yourself or just want someone to talk to, I am here for you! Sometimes therapy can seem very intimidating, but I am a laid back therapist who is here to listen. The therapeutic relationship is built on trust and I want you to feel safe to talk openly and freely. If you are struggling with something overwhelming, let me help you to get through it. I have experience working with people of all ages who struggle with the stresses of life, such as balancing work/school with personal life or if you struggle with severe mental illness.
YOU deserve the BEST in life and I am proud of you for making it this far! If you want help to better yourself or just want someone to talk to, I am here for you! Sometimes therapy can seem very intimidating, but I am a laid back therapist who is here to listen. The therapeutic relationship is built on trust and I want you to feel safe to talk openly and freely. If you are struggling with something overwhelming, let me help you to get through it. I have experience working with people of all ages who struggle with the stresses of life, such as balancing work/school with personal life or if you struggle with severe mental illness.
(517) 628-4284 View (517) 628-4284
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Michael Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48911
David Cooper LMSW, has been in the field of behavioral health for 20 years. He is a fully licensed Master level mental health therapist. Dave's primary focus early in treatment is focused on trust development, and understanding of what the client would like to gain from the therapeutic experience. In doing so, Dave primarily utilizes a cognitive behavioral therapy approach, combined with other clinical models including strength based and solution focused interventions.
David Cooper LMSW, has been in the field of behavioral health for 20 years. He is a fully licensed Master level mental health therapist. Dave's primary focus early in treatment is focused on trust development, and understanding of what the client would like to gain from the therapeutic experience. In doing so, Dave primarily utilizes a cognitive behavioral therapy approach, combined with other clinical models including strength based and solution focused interventions.
(517) 436-0218 View (517) 436-0218
Photo of Lauren Nelson, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lauren Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lansing, MI 48912
Life can be challenging, and we all have a set of life experiences that impact how we see the world and ourselves. As a person-centered therapist, my goal is to walk alongside each person, listening with empathy, respect and understanding to empower individuals so that they can make the change they wish to see in their lives. I have a passion for working with adults, specializing in sexual assault, domestic violence, college students, trauma and anxiety.
Life can be challenging, and we all have a set of life experiences that impact how we see the world and ourselves. As a person-centered therapist, my goal is to walk alongside each person, listening with empathy, respect and understanding to empower individuals so that they can make the change they wish to see in their lives. I have a passion for working with adults, specializing in sexual assault, domestic violence, college students, trauma and anxiety.
(517) 459-9435 View (517) 459-9435
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Dinah Weststrate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48911
Dinah Weststrate LMSW, fully licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience. Earning a bachelors in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and a masters in Social Work from Michigan State University. Dinah has experience working primarily with adults and some family systems, with chronic mental illness, depression, brain injury, chronic medical conditions, and major life changes.
Dinah Weststrate LMSW, fully licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience. Earning a bachelors in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and a masters in Social Work from Michigan State University. Dinah has experience working primarily with adults and some family systems, with chronic mental illness, depression, brain injury, chronic medical conditions, and major life changes.
(517) 948-0871 View (517) 948-0871
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Ilene Vallance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48911  (Online Only)
My name is Ilene Vallance, LMSW, ACSW and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). I have over 30 years of professional experience providing mental health services and psychotherapy in the public and private sector. I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Positive Psychology, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication skills.
My name is Ilene Vallance, LMSW, ACSW and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). I have over 30 years of professional experience providing mental health services and psychotherapy in the public and private sector. I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Positive Psychology, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication skills.
(517) 401-4140 View (517) 401-4140
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Nicole Vasher
NP
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48911
Doctor of Nursing Practice with Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty from Rush University Chicago, Illinois; experience in many capacities, including inpatient, outpatient, urgent care and emergency department psychiatric triage, assertive community treatment program, substance use disorders clinic, psychosocial rehabilitation, and neuromodulation clinic.
Doctor of Nursing Practice with Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty from Rush University Chicago, Illinois; experience in many capacities, including inpatient, outpatient, urgent care and emergency department psychiatric triage, assertive community treatment program, substance use disorders clinic, psychosocial rehabilitation, and neuromodulation clinic.
(517) 684-3131 View (517) 684-3131
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Kera Sanford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, M, S, W
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48911  (Online Only)
I'm here to help. Reaching out for therapy can be scary but it doesn't need to be. I'm kink/polyamory friendly and LGBTQIA+ affirming. I have experience with adoption, Attachment, infertility, sexual trauma, depression/anxiety, substance abuse and much more. Together we can tackle those issues and make a new path.
I'm here to help. Reaching out for therapy can be scary but it doesn't need to be. I'm kink/polyamory friendly and LGBTQIA+ affirming. I have experience with adoption, Attachment, infertility, sexual trauma, depression/anxiety, substance abuse and much more. Together we can tackle those issues and make a new path.
(517) 300-7924 View (517) 300-7924
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Lifepoint Counseling
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lansing, MI 48911
As a compassionate therapist, I specialize in grief, PTSD, anxiety, bipolar disorders, sleep disorders, and occupational burnout. With a Ph.D. in psychology, I have expertise in anxiety, PTSD, depression, relationship problems, and sleep disorders. I am fluent in American Sign Language, providing direct therapy to Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations. Choose me as your therapist for personalized support in overcoming challenges and fostering resilience.
As a compassionate therapist, I specialize in grief, PTSD, anxiety, bipolar disorders, sleep disorders, and occupational burnout. With a Ph.D. in psychology, I have expertise in anxiety, PTSD, depression, relationship problems, and sleep disorders. I am fluent in American Sign Language, providing direct therapy to Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations. Choose me as your therapist for personalized support in overcoming challenges and fostering resilience.
(517) 201-2942 View (517) 201-2942
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Anxiety Specialist Incia Rashid-Dawdy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC-IL, LPC-MI, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lansing, MI 48912  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Incia Rashid-Dawdy, Therapist, Founder, and CEO of Curated Change Psychotherapy and Coaching, PLLC. I founded Curated Change for one simple reason: to provide fully-remote therapy and coaching services tailored to support people who are navigating the exhausting and uncertain world we all live in. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and Michigan, and as an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, I specialize in working with Millennial, Gen-Z, BIPOC and LGBTQIA clients through a culturally-sensitive, queer-affirming, sex-positive lens, and have 10+ years of experience providing mental health care to those in need.
Welcome! I'm Incia Rashid-Dawdy, Therapist, Founder, and CEO of Curated Change Psychotherapy and Coaching, PLLC. I founded Curated Change for one simple reason: to provide fully-remote therapy and coaching services tailored to support people who are navigating the exhausting and uncertain world we all live in. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and Michigan, and as an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, I specialize in working with Millennial, Gen-Z, BIPOC and LGBTQIA clients through a culturally-sensitive, queer-affirming, sex-positive lens, and have 10+ years of experience providing mental health care to those in need.
(989) 494-1376 View (989) 494-1376
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Mark Joseph Cannizzaro
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48933
I often build trust and rapport quickly, while instilling hope and optimism. Therapy is performed both in person and tele therapeutically, helping to ameliorate symptoms and improve overall functioning in those that I serve. In addition to individual therapy, I really enjoy and have found success in performing couples counseling/family therapy and often have evening hours that make it easier for both partners/children to get into therapy consistently. For years, clients have felt relaxed and heard in the sessions, making continuing therapy seamless for many. Scheduling is easy, at your leisure, via a portal when you are ready.
I often build trust and rapport quickly, while instilling hope and optimism. Therapy is performed both in person and tele therapeutically, helping to ameliorate symptoms and improve overall functioning in those that I serve. In addition to individual therapy, I really enjoy and have found success in performing couples counseling/family therapy and often have evening hours that make it easier for both partners/children to get into therapy consistently. For years, clients have felt relaxed and heard in the sessions, making continuing therapy seamless for many. Scheduling is easy, at your leisure, via a portal when you are ready.
(734) 210-1854 View (734) 210-1854
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Carly Zanetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48906
“A person is a person no matter how small." Just because you may feel “small” (due to anxiety, depression, or possibly traumatic experiences), or maybe you are genuinely small (if you are a young child!)- that does not mean that your emotions are “wrong”! After potentially traumatic experiences (even following us from earlier in childhood) we may struggle with self-invalidation or negative beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. These beliefs can seep into our daily lives in disruptive and/or unexpected ways. Your emotions are valid and you deserve to feel better. I would be honored to assist you in feeling better.
“A person is a person no matter how small." Just because you may feel “small” (due to anxiety, depression, or possibly traumatic experiences), or maybe you are genuinely small (if you are a young child!)- that does not mean that your emotions are “wrong”! After potentially traumatic experiences (even following us from earlier in childhood) we may struggle with self-invalidation or negative beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. These beliefs can seep into our daily lives in disruptive and/or unexpected ways. Your emotions are valid and you deserve to feel better. I would be honored to assist you in feeling better.
(517) 790-0678 View (517) 790-0678
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Alison Cisneros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48906  (Online Only)
I believe it’s vital to support and encourage individuals going through hard times or transitioning in life. Everyone has goals and struggles that are unique to them, but for the most part, everyone just wants to feel better each day and to find ways to safely cope on the days where they don't feel so great. As someone who was diagnosed with ADHD at an early age, I am passionate about helping others dealing with ADHD, especially women who were diagnosed as adults. I also enjoy working with individuals dealing with anxiety or depression, LGBTQIA+ folks, new parents, and people who just need to talk with someone.
I believe it’s vital to support and encourage individuals going through hard times or transitioning in life. Everyone has goals and struggles that are unique to them, but for the most part, everyone just wants to feel better each day and to find ways to safely cope on the days where they don't feel so great. As someone who was diagnosed with ADHD at an early age, I am passionate about helping others dealing with ADHD, especially women who were diagnosed as adults. I also enjoy working with individuals dealing with anxiety or depression, LGBTQIA+ folks, new parents, and people who just need to talk with someone.
(517) 836-3320 View (517) 836-3320
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Capital Area Diverse Psychological Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48910  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings and thanks for taking the time to visit my profile. I have many years of experience working in the Human Services field. I have counseled individuals with developmental disabilities and those without. Specifically, with goal planning, vocational counseling, job development and disability management. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (since 1996) I have a Masters of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University. I retired in 2015 after 21 years as Senior Vocational Counselor at Community Mental Health here in Lansing, Michigan.
Greetings and thanks for taking the time to visit my profile. I have many years of experience working in the Human Services field. I have counseled individuals with developmental disabilities and those without. Specifically, with goal planning, vocational counseling, job development and disability management. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (since 1996) I have a Masters of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University. I retired in 2015 after 21 years as Senior Vocational Counselor at Community Mental Health here in Lansing, Michigan.
(517) 522-7686 View (517) 522-7686
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Number of Therapists in Lansing, MI

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lansing, MI who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
57% McLaren

How Therapists in Lansing, MI see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lansing?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.