Therapists in Southfield, MI

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Melissa Hill
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48076
Waitlist for new clients
With a curious, collaborative, warm, and direct perspective, I help LGBTQIA+ adults working through trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, and identity exploration. Everyone has a unique story, perspective, and experience. Sometimes it helps to have someone walk with us to explore our identity, work through life challenges or traumas, and to find fulfillment. What do you want to do in your life? Where do you want to go? How do you want to be true to yourself? I have some maps to suggest, but you have the power to choose the one best for you.
With a curious, collaborative, warm, and direct perspective, I help LGBTQIA+ adults working through trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, and identity exploration. Everyone has a unique story, perspective, and experience. Sometimes it helps to have someone walk with us to explore our identity, work through life challenges or traumas, and to find fulfillment. What do you want to do in your life? Where do you want to go? How do you want to be true to yourself? I have some maps to suggest, but you have the power to choose the one best for you.
(248) 780-0447 View (248) 780-0447
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Danielle Renee Dickens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48076
Have you walked a difficult path in your lifetime? Maybe your life right now just feels exhausting. Do past experiences make feeling good about who you are today difficult? Do you struggle with down or worrisome days and feel misunderstood? Do you feel like you have goals but feel unsure as to how to reach them? Maybe you just want to talk to someone that you feel finally understands what it is like to walk in your shoes.
Have you walked a difficult path in your lifetime? Maybe your life right now just feels exhausting. Do past experiences make feeling good about who you are today difficult? Do you struggle with down or worrisome days and feel misunderstood? Do you feel like you have goals but feel unsure as to how to reach them? Maybe you just want to talk to someone that you feel finally understands what it is like to walk in your shoes.
(947) 222-7198 View (947) 222-7198
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Tevis Howard Williams
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48034
I have a B.S in Business Management and a M.A in Rehabilitation Counseling. As a counselor it is my goal to help those who are having difficulty maneuvering through mental & emotional challenges. My major contribution in society is to show love to individuals that I interact with daily. Displaying this type of compassion through the art of counseling is a blessing to help individuals who are in need of reaching a positive place in their life. I am an empathetic counselor possessing the ability to put myself in the clients shoes is what separates me from being a good counselor to a great counselor.
I have a B.S in Business Management and a M.A in Rehabilitation Counseling. As a counselor it is my goal to help those who are having difficulty maneuvering through mental & emotional challenges. My major contribution in society is to show love to individuals that I interact with daily. Displaying this type of compassion through the art of counseling is a blessing to help individuals who are in need of reaching a positive place in their life. I am an empathetic counselor possessing the ability to put myself in the clients shoes is what separates me from being a good counselor to a great counselor.
(248) 826-1822 View (248) 826-1822
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Sasha Saint-Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFTI
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48076
My ideal client is someone willing to allow me to gain their trust so that we can team up and make positive changes that will be long-lasting. Couples, teens, and women are my main focus. I am ready to hear your story and provide a non-judgmental, culturally respectful, and safe space for you to be your authentic self in. I will encourage you to lead by setting goals that are important to you, support you, and offer ideas and tasks to help you achieve your best life as your most awesome self. I will always tell you the truth and guide you to self-assess and explore but not self-judge.
My ideal client is someone willing to allow me to gain their trust so that we can team up and make positive changes that will be long-lasting. Couples, teens, and women are my main focus. I am ready to hear your story and provide a non-judgmental, culturally respectful, and safe space for you to be your authentic self in. I will encourage you to lead by setting goals that are important to you, support you, and offer ideas and tasks to help you achieve your best life as your most awesome self. I will always tell you the truth and guide you to self-assess and explore but not self-judge.
(248) 927-1497 View (248) 927-1497
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Larry Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48034
Larry Davis Jr. , MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, CADC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has been practicing since 2013. Larry graduated from Ashland University (2013) with a master's degree in counseling and completed further graduate studies in human resources management at Oakland University (2016). Larry has extensive clinical experience in substance abuse and mental health through numerous inpatient and outpatient medical facilities.
Larry Davis Jr. , MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, CADC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has been practicing since 2013. Larry graduated from Ashland University (2013) with a master's degree in counseling and completed further graduate studies in human resources management at Oakland University (2016). Larry has extensive clinical experience in substance abuse and mental health through numerous inpatient and outpatient medical facilities.
(248) 306-8986 View (248) 306-8986
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J’Mae Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48076  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to create a safe space for folks to access their humanity. This includes vulnerability, self-awareness, and emotional awareness. We know that there is strength and power in being able to access these innately human parts of ourselves, but it is often much easier said than done. It’s not easy to do that work alone. I hope to join and support you on that journey to finding that strength and power.
My goal is to create a safe space for folks to access their humanity. This includes vulnerability, self-awareness, and emotional awareness. We know that there is strength and power in being able to access these innately human parts of ourselves, but it is often much easier said than done. It’s not easy to do that work alone. I hope to join and support you on that journey to finding that strength and power.
(248) 927-2857 View (248) 927-2857
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Dr. Michelle McGarrity
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PhD, LLP
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48076
BOOK By Requesting: "Appt w/Dr McGarrity" HERE: radicalwellbeingcenter.com/book-your-appointment/ Sometimes we need a space to recharge, reset & renew when knocked off course &out of sync. I'm here to help sort things out, see clearly, get stronger & feel better. Clients tell me my approach is warm, genuine, supportive & empowering with 'Life Coaching' elements. Every person has what it takes to develop a path through what gets in the way of a life they love. My role is to partner w/you &help you navigate through problems, unravel confusion, jump-start motivation & develop a sense of yourself that feels clear, confident & restored.
BOOK By Requesting: "Appt w/Dr McGarrity" HERE: radicalwellbeingcenter.com/book-your-appointment/ Sometimes we need a space to recharge, reset & renew when knocked off course &out of sync. I'm here to help sort things out, see clearly, get stronger & feel better. Clients tell me my approach is warm, genuine, supportive & empowering with 'Life Coaching' elements. Every person has what it takes to develop a path through what gets in the way of a life they love. My role is to partner w/you &help you navigate through problems, unravel confusion, jump-start motivation & develop a sense of yourself that feels clear, confident & restored.
(313) 723-4323 View (313) 723-4323
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Sherell Burton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48034
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes we get to a place in our lives where we feel lost, stagnant, and wondering what’s next. Having to deal with everyday life challenges can be difficult and hard to tackle alone. If you have difficulties due to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, adjusting to life's challenges, and overall desiring change, I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to meet you where you are and help you to develop coping strategies to get you where you want to be.
Sometimes we get to a place in our lives where we feel lost, stagnant, and wondering what’s next. Having to deal with everyday life challenges can be difficult and hard to tackle alone. If you have difficulties due to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, adjusting to life's challenges, and overall desiring change, I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to meet you where you are and help you to develop coping strategies to get you where you want to be.
(313) 329-6579 View (313) 329-6579
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Dr. Candace Ziglor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48076  (Online Only)
In all of my experience, the issues that we face have not changed but the ways that we address those issues have. I know it can be hard to ask for help, especially when you don't see yourself reflected in the person that is supposed to help you; that ends today. Together we will explore issues, find solutions and get to the root cause of what you feel is holding you back. Let me help you to invest in, learn about and strengthen yourself with no judgment, so that you can grow and develop into your best self.
In all of my experience, the issues that we face have not changed but the ways that we address those issues have. I know it can be hard to ask for help, especially when you don't see yourself reflected in the person that is supposed to help you; that ends today. Together we will explore issues, find solutions and get to the root cause of what you feel is holding you back. Let me help you to invest in, learn about and strengthen yourself with no judgment, so that you can grow and develop into your best self.
(248) 636-2839 View (248) 636-2839
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Sarah R Williams, LMSW, PLLC & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48076  (Online Only)
My goal is to provide a connected, safe relationship to develop new capacities, understanding, and meaningful change. I am a psychotherapist offering trauma informed, culturally competent, and queer affirming psychotherapy to individuals. My framework includes using psychodynamic, strengths-based, and relational theories with an approach that's warm, compassionate, and authentic.
My goal is to provide a connected, safe relationship to develop new capacities, understanding, and meaningful change. I am a psychotherapist offering trauma informed, culturally competent, and queer affirming psychotherapy to individuals. My framework includes using psychodynamic, strengths-based, and relational theories with an approach that's warm, compassionate, and authentic.
(947) 282-5046 View (947) 282-5046
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Erin Kalka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48076
I believe big changes happen as a result of taking small, needed steps. Creating space allows for someone to become "unstuck" from old beliefs, patterns, behaviors, and ways of thinking which are harmful and no longer useful. I use a primarily solution-focused approach and a systemic lens while working with my clients. Life is constantly moving and changing and it is important, on a journey towards growth and healing, that a person/couple/family feel supported and equipped to handle life's challenges. Whatever problems, symptoms, or issues are presented, I work to move my clients forward in a positive and meaningful direction.
I believe big changes happen as a result of taking small, needed steps. Creating space allows for someone to become "unstuck" from old beliefs, patterns, behaviors, and ways of thinking which are harmful and no longer useful. I use a primarily solution-focused approach and a systemic lens while working with my clients. Life is constantly moving and changing and it is important, on a journey towards growth and healing, that a person/couple/family feel supported and equipped to handle life's challenges. Whatever problems, symptoms, or issues are presented, I work to move my clients forward in a positive and meaningful direction.
(248) 290-9924 View (248) 290-9924
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Siebert Psychotherapy Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC, QIDP, CSS
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48076  (Online Only)
In today's world, seeking therapy has never been more accessible, thanks to the rise of telehealth therapy services. If you're in Southfield, MI, and considering online counseling, we're here to guide you through the process of getting started with a trusted telehealth therapist. As you embark on your mental health journey, it's essential to understand how to book a session, ensure insurance coverage, navigate payment options, and address common concerns regarding technology and privacy. Booking a session with a telehealth therapist is a simple and convenient process.
In today's world, seeking therapy has never been more accessible, thanks to the rise of telehealth therapy services. If you're in Southfield, MI, and considering online counseling, we're here to guide you through the process of getting started with a trusted telehealth therapist. As you embark on your mental health journey, it's essential to understand how to book a session, ensure insurance coverage, navigate payment options, and address common concerns regarding technology and privacy. Booking a session with a telehealth therapist is a simple and convenient process.
(248) 213-6230 View (248) 213-6230
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Mastermind Isa Masterpeace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48034  (Online Only)
Do you need Peace in your life? In my experience, numerous clients grapple with depression and anxiety, and I've consistently observed a profound connection between these struggles and issues of identity. Many clients express a sense of not knowing who they are, leading them to live for others, seek validation, and consequently, spiral into anxiety and depression. Are you currently navigating the challenges of anxiety and depression? Do questions about your identity and your role in life contribute to your struggles? If so, allow me to help you "MasterPeace" your life.
Do you need Peace in your life? In my experience, numerous clients grapple with depression and anxiety, and I've consistently observed a profound connection between these struggles and issues of identity. Many clients express a sense of not knowing who they are, leading them to live for others, seek validation, and consequently, spiral into anxiety and depression. Are you currently navigating the challenges of anxiety and depression? Do questions about your identity and your role in life contribute to your struggles? If so, allow me to help you "MasterPeace" your life.
(248) 955-2860 View (248) 955-2860
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Wayne Groves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48075
In my professional career of over 30 years, I am committed to helping people recognize opportunities to manage emotional behavior, grief and anger challenges. I have been described as a compassionate, sincere, listener working to help to develop a better self awareness and understanding of oneself. To assist in mental health issues that have impacted a person's life that would prevent the inability to cope and focus on specific issues and daily tasks. I look forward in helping you through your life's journey
In my professional career of over 30 years, I am committed to helping people recognize opportunities to manage emotional behavior, grief and anger challenges. I have been described as a compassionate, sincere, listener working to help to develop a better self awareness and understanding of oneself. To assist in mental health issues that have impacted a person's life that would prevent the inability to cope and focus on specific issues and daily tasks. I look forward in helping you through your life's journey
(313) 631-8870 x104 View (313) 631-8870 x104
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Monique Ann Nash
Limited Licensed Psychologist, TLLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48076  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Connection and acceptance allow us to move through life with hope, dignity, and the ability to embrace our authentic selves. I use a range of therapeutic techniques that are responsive to client needs, but my core therapeutic approach is rooted in humanistic practice. Humanistic psychology views people as innately good, unique, and capable of growth. We can work towards healing, change and growth while acknowledging the strengths you already have. A core value I have is making therapy accessible, and so I offer virtual cash fee sessions based on financial need with as little gatekeeping as possible.
Connection and acceptance allow us to move through life with hope, dignity, and the ability to embrace our authentic selves. I use a range of therapeutic techniques that are responsive to client needs, but my core therapeutic approach is rooted in humanistic practice. Humanistic psychology views people as innately good, unique, and capable of growth. We can work towards healing, change and growth while acknowledging the strengths you already have. A core value I have is making therapy accessible, and so I offer virtual cash fee sessions based on financial need with as little gatekeeping as possible.
(248) 445-3151 View (248) 445-3151
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Jakita Criswell-Reed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LLMFT
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48034
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready to heal from relationship trauma? Do you have challenges trusting yourself and knowing if you're making a big deal out of issues or if you are right about how you feel? Are you tired and burnt out from dating people who either waste your time or aren’t compatible? It’s time to learn your dating patterns and start making healthier choices for your mind, body, and soul.
Are you ready to heal from relationship trauma? Do you have challenges trusting yourself and knowing if you're making a big deal out of issues or if you are right about how you feel? Are you tired and burnt out from dating people who either waste your time or aren’t compatible? It’s time to learn your dating patterns and start making healthier choices for your mind, body, and soul.
(248) 218-9802 View (248) 218-9802
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NewBeginnings | FreshStart Counseling Group, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, MFT
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48076
There may come a time when a person may get stuck in life or their relationship. Whether you experience difficulty coping with daily challenges, navigating through a troubled relationship or experiencing the aftermath of an ended relationship, managing conflict or inner turmoil can be difficult to navigate, causing you to question how to get from your place of pain to return to a place of inner peace and happiness. At such times, the need for a trained professional may be necessary to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. Trained by Dr. Twine, our therapists are here to help you with your counseling needs.
There may come a time when a person may get stuck in life or their relationship. Whether you experience difficulty coping with daily challenges, navigating through a troubled relationship or experiencing the aftermath of an ended relationship, managing conflict or inner turmoil can be difficult to navigate, causing you to question how to get from your place of pain to return to a place of inner peace and happiness. At such times, the need for a trained professional may be necessary to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. Trained by Dr. Twine, our therapists are here to help you with your counseling needs.
(248) 206-3342 View (248) 206-3342
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Nathan Terey
BS, MA, CHT, CAAC
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48076  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help is a difficult, but a courageous first step and it signifies your desire for positive change in life. You may be someone who is suffering from emotional pain, and have become "stuck". You've realized it's time to transform. You are ready to set goals, to learn how to love, trust and challenge yourself; to learn how to simplify life and to become more self-reliant. You desire to boost your self-esteem and attain greater self-confidence. Now is the time to take back control of your life and to live a more authentic and happy life.
Reaching out for help is a difficult, but a courageous first step and it signifies your desire for positive change in life. You may be someone who is suffering from emotional pain, and have become "stuck". You've realized it's time to transform. You are ready to set goals, to learn how to love, trust and challenge yourself; to learn how to simplify life and to become more self-reliant. You desire to boost your self-esteem and attain greater self-confidence. Now is the time to take back control of your life and to live a more authentic and happy life.
(855) 794-0469 View (855) 794-0469
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Jeannine A. Tyree
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, LPC, CRC, ACS
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48075
In my practice I provide psychotherapy to adults, teenagers, and couples in a warm, patient, non-judgmental environment. My office is an inviting, safe space for healing. I work with people who seek support for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, relationships, family issues, anger, life balance, and life stressors. I assist in empowering people with areas such as work, school, and change in living dynamics, disabilities, chronic illness, self-care, relationship breakups and divorce. I have extensive experience with diversity, spirituality, and individuals from various cultural backgrounds.
In my practice I provide psychotherapy to adults, teenagers, and couples in a warm, patient, non-judgmental environment. My office is an inviting, safe space for healing. I work with people who seek support for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, relationships, family issues, anger, life balance, and life stressors. I assist in empowering people with areas such as work, school, and change in living dynamics, disabilities, chronic illness, self-care, relationship breakups and divorce. I have extensive experience with diversity, spirituality, and individuals from various cultural backgrounds.
(248) 422-0568 View (248) 422-0568
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Charles Pearlstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Southfield, MI 48034
Charles Pearlstein Lmsw Acsw is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist in Michigan. He has been practicing since 1989. He received both his Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Clinical Social Work from Wayne State University School of Social Work in Detroit , MI. He also has training from The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute in Farmington Hills and other post Graduate training as well. Charles believes in a treatment philosophy that encompasses the whole individual. He uses both Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic therapy approaches. Charles works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Charles Pearlstein Lmsw Acsw is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist in Michigan. He has been practicing since 1989. He received both his Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Clinical Social Work from Wayne State University School of Social Work in Detroit , MI. He also has training from The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute in Farmington Hills and other post Graduate training as well. Charles believes in a treatment philosophy that encompasses the whole individual. He uses both Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic therapy approaches. Charles works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
(248) 780-1849 View (248) 780-1849

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Southfield, MI

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Southfield, MI who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
85% Depression
72% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Aetna
62% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Southfield, MI see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Southfield?

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.