Therapists in Northport, MI

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Ken Alan VanElslander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Northport, MI 49670
Hello, I am a certified, licensed Counselor in the State of Michigan. My specialty is Addiction Counseling and I assist my clients for all Brain wellness including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life coaching, spirituality, trauma and Mindfulness. I'm formerly the Director of Brighton Center for Recovery(Brighton Hospital) and have been in private practice since 2014. Brain health is so important to our outlook on life. During our lifetime we come up against life issues which can be overwhelming. Like yearly physicals we have from our physician checking in on our brain well-being is just as important. Be well and just Be!
Hello, I am a certified, licensed Counselor in the State of Michigan. My specialty is Addiction Counseling and I assist my clients for all Brain wellness including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life coaching, spirituality, trauma and Mindfulness. I'm formerly the Director of Brighton Center for Recovery(Brighton Hospital) and have been in private practice since 2014. Brain health is so important to our outlook on life. During our lifetime we come up against life issues which can be overwhelming. Like yearly physicals we have from our physician checking in on our brain well-being is just as important. Be well and just Be!
(313) 908-5160 View (313) 908-5160
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Kimberli Cumming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Northport, MI 49670
I support individuals to heal and thrive in the context of their unique life circumstances. I work through a feminist, intersectional identity lens which is informed by self-determination theory. Whether you are struggling with confidence, are grappling with the loss of an important relationship (person or pet), want support as you seek out more purpose and meaning, are trying to have a different relationship with your family, or are simply navigating a challenging stretch of life, I would be honored to support you along the way. I don't have all the answers, but I can help you to unlock yours.
I support individuals to heal and thrive in the context of their unique life circumstances. I work through a feminist, intersectional identity lens which is informed by self-determination theory. Whether you are struggling with confidence, are grappling with the loss of an important relationship (person or pet), want support as you seek out more purpose and meaning, are trying to have a different relationship with your family, or are simply navigating a challenging stretch of life, I would be honored to support you along the way. I don't have all the answers, but I can help you to unlock yours.
(734) 336-1082 View (734) 336-1082
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Kerri Moses
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Northport, MI 49670
One of the early questions I ask a new client is, "where are you hoping this relationship will take you?". For some, the answer to this question is clear. They imagine a life where their anxiety or depressive symptoms no longer get in the way of attending school or work, spending time with friends and enjoying their days. Others hope for a time when they feel physically and emotionally well enough to enjoy each day. Many people struggle with a vision for their future. Often, the path behind us is full of wrong turns or the path ahead feels full of obstacles. Regardless of where you are, I will join with you and support your journey.
One of the early questions I ask a new client is, "where are you hoping this relationship will take you?". For some, the answer to this question is clear. They imagine a life where their anxiety or depressive symptoms no longer get in the way of attending school or work, spending time with friends and enjoying their days. Others hope for a time when they feel physically and emotionally well enough to enjoy each day. Many people struggle with a vision for their future. Often, the path behind us is full of wrong turns or the path ahead feels full of obstacles. Regardless of where you are, I will join with you and support your journey.
(231) 486-0043 View (231) 486-0043
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Baybrooke Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Northport, MI 49670
I help people who are feeling depressed, feel less depressed. I understand how uncomfortable it can be to feel stuck in depression. Are you having trouble sleeping, eating too little, or too much? Hiding how you really feel inside, not wanting others to know? Others say you have so much to be thankful for, but you just feel guilty and ashamed that you’re not able to feel that way; forcing a smile, but not feeling it inside? There is always a reason for the way we feel, and I can help you figure out what is really going on inside of you. Together we can figure out some ways to help you feel relief.
I help people who are feeling depressed, feel less depressed. I understand how uncomfortable it can be to feel stuck in depression. Are you having trouble sleeping, eating too little, or too much? Hiding how you really feel inside, not wanting others to know? Others say you have so much to be thankful for, but you just feel guilty and ashamed that you’re not able to feel that way; forcing a smile, but not feeling it inside? There is always a reason for the way we feel, and I can help you figure out what is really going on inside of you. Together we can figure out some ways to help you feel relief.
(231) 444-5351 View (231) 444-5351

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Zane Schwaiger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
In my work with couples and families, I provide a warm, non-judgmental presence to help you share your story, make discoveries, and meet your goals. I have a particular passion for helping couples, and I also work with individuals of all ages. I see family members as part of a connected system, and I honor each person's need for belonging and independence within their closest relationships. My background in education and love for the natural world shape my connection with clients.
In my work with couples and families, I provide a warm, non-judgmental presence to help you share your story, make discoveries, and meet your goals. I have a particular passion for helping couples, and I also work with individuals of all ages. I see family members as part of a connected system, and I honor each person's need for belonging and independence within their closest relationships. My background in education and love for the natural world shape my connection with clients.
(231) 272-5031 View (231) 272-5031

Online Therapists

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Brandon Mielke
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Petoskey, MI 49770
Have you reached a point in your life where you have been feeling overwhelmed, unsure, exhausted, or all of the above? Is there something that has been weighing heavy on your mind, but you are unsure how to address it? Are you willing to embark on a journey of self-exploration to uncover and utilize your strengths to rise to the challenge and overcome your most pressing difficulties? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then it may be time to consider connecting with a professional helper. As such, it is my duty and desire to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.
Have you reached a point in your life where you have been feeling overwhelmed, unsure, exhausted, or all of the above? Is there something that has been weighing heavy on your mind, but you are unsure how to address it? Are you willing to embark on a journey of self-exploration to uncover and utilize your strengths to rise to the challenge and overcome your most pressing difficulties? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then it may be time to consider connecting with a professional helper. As such, it is my duty and desire to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.
(231) 624-8958 View (231) 624-8958
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Jacqueline Heron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ludington, MI 49431  (Online Only)
Stress comes in many forms and can negatively impact us throughout life. Now more than ever, it is essential for us to take care of ourselves emotionally and mentally. Many children and teens are facing the pressure of increased academic and social demands. Many adults are struggling to cope with difficulties surrounding family, relationships, parenting, finances, major life changes, grief/loss, and trauma. I can help you work through life’s many challenges so that you can feel healthier, happier, and more confident from the inside out.
Stress comes in many forms and can negatively impact us throughout life. Now more than ever, it is essential for us to take care of ourselves emotionally and mentally. Many children and teens are facing the pressure of increased academic and social demands. Many adults are struggling to cope with difficulties surrounding family, relationships, parenting, finances, major life changes, grief/loss, and trauma. I can help you work through life’s many challenges so that you can feel healthier, happier, and more confident from the inside out.
(586) 474-5784 View (586) 474-5784
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Marcia Ward
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Petoskey, MI 49770
I work solely with adults over the age of 35. It takes courage to engage in the psychotherapy process. I believe that therapy can have healing and growthful effects on peoples' lives and that emotional health significantly contributes to physical health and well-being. Facing stress, pain and trauma can be scary and I feel fortunate and honored to be able to work with people at difficult and painful times in their lives. I greatly respect the growth process that comes with the work of psychotherapy. I view the relationship between patient and psychologist as collaborative and largely driven by the expressed needs of the patient.
I work solely with adults over the age of 35. It takes courage to engage in the psychotherapy process. I believe that therapy can have healing and growthful effects on peoples' lives and that emotional health significantly contributes to physical health and well-being. Facing stress, pain and trauma can be scary and I feel fortunate and honored to be able to work with people at difficult and painful times in their lives. I greatly respect the growth process that comes with the work of psychotherapy. I view the relationship between patient and psychologist as collaborative and largely driven by the expressed needs of the patient.
(231) 487-6218 View (231) 487-6218
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Jessica Leigh Bruman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CAADC-D
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49696
Welcome! I’m Jessica, a LLMSW dedicated to fostering positive change and empowering individuals on their path to mental well-being! I focus on client centered care and guiding individuals on their journey to mental and emotional wellness. I am dedicated to creating a collaborative and empowering space where we can navigate life’s challenges together! My goal is to work alongside you, fostering a relationship built on trust, empathy, and respect. Together, we can explore and understand your experiences, helping you build resilience and discover the strengths within yourself.
Welcome! I’m Jessica, a LLMSW dedicated to fostering positive change and empowering individuals on their path to mental well-being! I focus on client centered care and guiding individuals on their journey to mental and emotional wellness. I am dedicated to creating a collaborative and empowering space where we can navigate life’s challenges together! My goal is to work alongside you, fostering a relationship built on trust, empathy, and respect. Together, we can explore and understand your experiences, helping you build resilience and discover the strengths within yourself.
(231) 412-4956 View (231) 412-4956
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Connective Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Book with me now by clicking on my website! Are you thinking about taking the first step toward creating positive change in your life? You've come this far, nice work! Let me support you through this journey and together we will take the next step. I believe we all have hidden strengths and talents we can use to navigate life's inevitable challenges, whether it's overcoming anxious thoughts, navigating the ups and downs of adolescence and parenting, or the desire to improve the quality of your relationships.
Book with me now by clicking on my website! Are you thinking about taking the first step toward creating positive change in your life? You've come this far, nice work! Let me support you through this journey and together we will take the next step. I believe we all have hidden strengths and talents we can use to navigate life's inevitable challenges, whether it's overcoming anxious thoughts, navigating the ups and downs of adolescence and parenting, or the desire to improve the quality of your relationships.
(231) 787-1802 View (231) 787-1802
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Susan White
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LLMFT, MA, MS
Verified Verified
West Branch, MI 48661  (Online Only)
I have several years of experience working with mental and behavioral health. I have helped individuals and couples recover from trauma related to physical, sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse. Trauma can manifest itself in several ways, including relationship and professional issues, allowing the inability to live in peace and harmony. It can also manifest body image, self-sabotage, and a lack of self-confidence. I use Brain Spotting (BSP), Collaborative, and Structural Therapy. Life, financial and other coaching is available from Ramona R Durso, EdD., MBA.
I have several years of experience working with mental and behavioral health. I have helped individuals and couples recover from trauma related to physical, sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse. Trauma can manifest itself in several ways, including relationship and professional issues, allowing the inability to live in peace and harmony. It can also manifest body image, self-sabotage, and a lack of self-confidence. I use Brain Spotting (BSP), Collaborative, and Structural Therapy. Life, financial and other coaching is available from Ramona R Durso, EdD., MBA.
(989) 656-8028 View (989) 656-8028
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Theresa R Gibson
Masters Social Worker, LMSW, SSW, A-HCT
Verified Verified
Rogers City, MI 49779
Life is seldom easy. Sometimes our own thoughts get in the way and make things more difficult for us. My goal, as your therapist, is to help you sort through those thoughts, find out why they are stuck there and then decide if you want to keep them or change them. Once we decide to make those changes, we can begin to see and celebrate the personal growth and transitions that come with those changes. I am anxious to travel this journey with you, using different clinical approaches, intuition, and humor. Schedule a free 15 minute phone consult and lets talk about your vision for your ideal self and how to get you there.
Life is seldom easy. Sometimes our own thoughts get in the way and make things more difficult for us. My goal, as your therapist, is to help you sort through those thoughts, find out why they are stuck there and then decide if you want to keep them or change them. Once we decide to make those changes, we can begin to see and celebrate the personal growth and transitions that come with those changes. I am anxious to travel this journey with you, using different clinical approaches, intuition, and humor. Schedule a free 15 minute phone consult and lets talk about your vision for your ideal self and how to get you there.
(989) 200-4733 View (989) 200-4733
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EMWellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Elizabeth. I have 20+ yrs of experience in mental health. I am highly effective working with individuals and couples, whether you are a young adult struggling with anxiety or a retiree adjusting to the next phase of life. I help couples navigate communication issues, parenting, infidelity. During our sessions, we will delve deeply into the issues at hand and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you improve your quality of life, relationships and daily functioning. Most of my clients see a marked lifting of symptoms within the 1st month and progressive improvement thereafter.
Welcome! I'm Elizabeth. I have 20+ yrs of experience in mental health. I am highly effective working with individuals and couples, whether you are a young adult struggling with anxiety or a retiree adjusting to the next phase of life. I help couples navigate communication issues, parenting, infidelity. During our sessions, we will delve deeply into the issues at hand and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you improve your quality of life, relationships and daily functioning. Most of my clients see a marked lifting of symptoms within the 1st month and progressive improvement thereafter.
(231) 202-4312 View (231) 202-4312
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Caitlin Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Suttons Bay, MI 49682  (Online Only)
I'm so glad you're here! It's no small feat to ask for help and finding a therapist dedicated to creating a warm, nurturing, and supportive space to walk alongside you can be challenging. Knowing the importance the therapeutic relationship has on outcomes, I work with my clients to tailor our approach to best meet their needs. Those who are committed to engaging in self-discovery and find themselves ready to make meaningful life changes may resonate most with my strength and solution focused style.
I'm so glad you're here! It's no small feat to ask for help and finding a therapist dedicated to creating a warm, nurturing, and supportive space to walk alongside you can be challenging. Knowing the importance the therapeutic relationship has on outcomes, I work with my clients to tailor our approach to best meet their needs. Those who are committed to engaging in self-discovery and find themselves ready to make meaningful life changes may resonate most with my strength and solution focused style.
(231) 300-9568 View (231) 300-9568
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Cierra Bengel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Suttons Bay, MI 49682  (Online Only)
We all deserve to have our feelings and experiences validated, valued, and held; however, we often feel like we have unmet needs, that we aren’t seen or understood. This is particularly true for those of us who are caregivers. Our parents, elders, teachers, healthcare providers, people of color, femme folks, and those with many other identities hold so much in our society. While these responsibilities can be beautiful, they are often overwhelming as we navigate anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with attachment and connection, and other stressors.
We all deserve to have our feelings and experiences validated, valued, and held; however, we often feel like we have unmet needs, that we aren’t seen or understood. This is particularly true for those of us who are caregivers. Our parents, elders, teachers, healthcare providers, people of color, femme folks, and those with many other identities hold so much in our society. While these responsibilities can be beautiful, they are often overwhelming as we navigate anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with attachment and connection, and other stressors.
(231) 261-2373 View (231) 261-2373
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Jean Moree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
Boyne City, MI 49712  (Online Only)
Serving anyone in the following states: Michigan, Missouri, Florida, and South Carolina. I believe counseling is a collaborative process based on honesty, respect, and empowerment in which we work together toward the change you desire. I believe in authenticity, flexibility, and meeting you where you are. So, please come as you are – there are no expectations here! YOU drive the bus in this therapeutic journey and you are the expert of your own experience. If you want to gain long-term, life-changing tools to shape your life into the one you desire, let's talk.
Serving anyone in the following states: Michigan, Missouri, Florida, and South Carolina. I believe counseling is a collaborative process based on honesty, respect, and empowerment in which we work together toward the change you desire. I believe in authenticity, flexibility, and meeting you where you are. So, please come as you are – there are no expectations here! YOU drive the bus in this therapeutic journey and you are the expert of your own experience. If you want to gain long-term, life-changing tools to shape your life into the one you desire, let's talk.
(231) 227-8385 View (231) 227-8385
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Margaret (Maggie) Hartmann - Begin Again Counseling Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646  (Online Only)
My focus is women and adult individuals seeking support with trauma, substance use/addiction, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, loss, aging, relationships and co-dependence. Perceptions can and do change throughout our lives. It is never too late to begin again and there is always hope! Therapy serves as a vehicle to help you safely navigate your learning and personal growth, and to open doors to new possibilities. Together, through non-judgmental supportive guidance, we’ll develop skills that are the best fit to empower and enable the attainment of the life you desire!
My focus is women and adult individuals seeking support with trauma, substance use/addiction, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, loss, aging, relationships and co-dependence. Perceptions can and do change throughout our lives. It is never too late to begin again and there is always hope! Therapy serves as a vehicle to help you safely navigate your learning and personal growth, and to open doors to new possibilities. Together, through non-judgmental supportive guidance, we’ll develop skills that are the best fit to empower and enable the attainment of the life you desire!
(231) 646-8236 x126 View (231) 646-8236 x126
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Alternative Approach Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Clare, MI 48617
I’m just going to be real with you: Therapy is hard! Finding someone who understands you and is non-judgmental is also hard. That’s why we give up on therapy. No one gets us, and quite frankly, all the noise inside our heads and all the stuff happening around us is so overwhelming it can all become too much to manage, so we quit therapy and find ways to manage alone. I have been there! I understand your frustration. I would love nothing more than to restore your faith in therapy and help you find honor and acceptance in your journey. I know you have tried before and might be skeptical, but I see you and I understand you.
I’m just going to be real with you: Therapy is hard! Finding someone who understands you and is non-judgmental is also hard. That’s why we give up on therapy. No one gets us, and quite frankly, all the noise inside our heads and all the stuff happening around us is so overwhelming it can all become too much to manage, so we quit therapy and find ways to manage alone. I have been there! I understand your frustration. I would love nothing more than to restore your faith in therapy and help you find honor and acceptance in your journey. I know you have tried before and might be skeptical, but I see you and I understand you.
(989) 313-3549 View (989) 313-3549
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Annette Marie Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CFTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Idlewild, MI 49642  (Online Only)
I love working with young adults and seniors to help them find their passion in life. I will work to help you remove blocks that are keeping you from being your most awesome self and help you develop the skills needed to live a life you have always dreamed. I’ve worked with teenagers to overcome addictions; I’ve worked with young adults transitioning to adulthood to overcome anxiety and depress which allowed them to go off to college and become successful. I have helped couple’s save their marriages and improve child/parent relationships; I have worked with Seniors who are now in a caring role.
I love working with young adults and seniors to help them find their passion in life. I will work to help you remove blocks that are keeping you from being your most awesome self and help you develop the skills needed to live a life you have always dreamed. I’ve worked with teenagers to overcome addictions; I’ve worked with young adults transitioning to adulthood to overcome anxiety and depress which allowed them to go off to college and become successful. I have helped couple’s save their marriages and improve child/parent relationships; I have worked with Seniors who are now in a caring role.
(734) 896-5168 View (734) 896-5168
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Margaret Fedder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
There are times in our lives when it becomes essential for us to seek greater self-awareness and a fuller sense of meaning and purpose. Perhaps you're experiencing the end of a relationship, a major life transition, an intense period of stuckness, or frequent 3am panic that leaves you in a tailspin. Or, you might just be feeling like nothing is terribly wrong, but still not quite right. I offer support for adults 18+ who are looking for insight into their past experiences and present choices in order to craft a future that feels safe, authentic, and meaningful.
There are times in our lives when it becomes essential for us to seek greater self-awareness and a fuller sense of meaning and purpose. Perhaps you're experiencing the end of a relationship, a major life transition, an intense period of stuckness, or frequent 3am panic that leaves you in a tailspin. Or, you might just be feeling like nothing is terribly wrong, but still not quite right. I offer support for adults 18+ who are looking for insight into their past experiences and present choices in order to craft a future that feels safe, authentic, and meaningful.
(231) 714-6474 View (231) 714-6474

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Northport, MI

< 10

Therapists in Northport, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Grief
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress

Average years in practice

23 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Northport, MI see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Northport?

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.