Therapists in Washington Township, MI

Photo of Carrissa Michael, Counselor in Washington Township, MI
Carrissa Michael
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington Township, MI 48094
Ever feel like you are just floating through life and you have become someone you no longer recognize with a backdrop thought of "I have no clue what I am doing? Experiencing an autopilot life, ignoring your relationship with yourself & feeling complacent with your mental health and relationships can feel incredibly overwhelming. Being able to become active in your own life, strengthening relationships, working towards your goals, challenging that bully in your mind, and finding a purposeful existence is achievable. To start this path, it is important to recognize unhealthy patterns and systems and that is where counseling fits in.
Ever feel like you are just floating through life and you have become someone you no longer recognize with a backdrop thought of "I have no clue what I am doing? Experiencing an autopilot life, ignoring your relationship with yourself & feeling complacent with your mental health and relationships can feel incredibly overwhelming. Being able to become active in your own life, strengthening relationships, working towards your goals, challenging that bully in your mind, and finding a purposeful existence is achievable. To start this path, it is important to recognize unhealthy patterns and systems and that is where counseling fits in.
(248) 690-6851 View (248) 690-6851
Photo of Renewed Hope Christian Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Renewed Hope Christian Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Township, MI 48094
I have been a Christian Family Therapist since 1989. Therapy at RHCC is focused in Christian beliefs and is Bible based. I believe strongly in the Christian convictions I was raised in and hope to share these with the people I work with in my office. Renewed Hope offers: individual, marital, and family sessions. I am a licensed Master Social Worker. I am affiliated with the American Association of Christian Counselors and Focus on the Family. I truly believe in the ability to improve our lives and families as we make God our anchor.
I have been a Christian Family Therapist since 1989. Therapy at RHCC is focused in Christian beliefs and is Bible based. I believe strongly in the Christian convictions I was raised in and hope to share these with the people I work with in my office. Renewed Hope offers: individual, marital, and family sessions. I am a licensed Master Social Worker. I am affiliated with the American Association of Christian Counselors and Focus on the Family. I truly believe in the ability to improve our lives and families as we make God our anchor.
(586) 789-9369 View (586) 789-9369
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Natalie Rea
Psychologist, LP, LMSW
Verified
Washington Township, MI 48094
My number one priority remains serving my clients. Utilizing person-centered techniques to create treatment goals, I work collaboratively with clients to enhance mental wellness. When necessary, I work with other professionals such as psychiatrists and primary care physicians to provide the best services possible. I maintain a reputation for being honest, caring, and compassionate. Clients receive the individualized attention they deserve and the experience of embracing a confidential relationship that is genuine, sincere, and professional.
My number one priority remains serving my clients. Utilizing person-centered techniques to create treatment goals, I work collaboratively with clients to enhance mental wellness. When necessary, I work with other professionals such as psychiatrists and primary care physicians to provide the best services possible. I maintain a reputation for being honest, caring, and compassionate. Clients receive the individualized attention they deserve and the experience of embracing a confidential relationship that is genuine, sincere, and professional.
(586) 330-0573 View (586) 330-0573
Photo of Gabriela Ahlstrom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Gabriela Ahlstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, ACSW
Verified
Washington Township, MI 48094
In spite of the challenges we face in life, our inner strength and ability to heal stays with us. Since 1997, I have been helping families create happier lives by working with individuals to obtain mood stability, challenge distorted thoughts, and overcome maladaptive behaviors In the past 15 years I have focused my practice on the treatment of Anxiety. 1 in 8 people suffer with anxiety. It affects children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. If left untreated the symptoms only worsen over time. Please refer to my website to learn more about anxiety and how it manifests itself across all stages of human development.
In spite of the challenges we face in life, our inner strength and ability to heal stays with us. Since 1997, I have been helping families create happier lives by working with individuals to obtain mood stability, challenge distorted thoughts, and overcome maladaptive behaviors In the past 15 years I have focused my practice on the treatment of Anxiety. 1 in 8 people suffer with anxiety. It affects children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. If left untreated the symptoms only worsen over time. Please refer to my website to learn more about anxiety and how it manifests itself across all stages of human development.
(586) 789-9892 View (586) 789-9892
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Next Chapter Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Washington Township, MI 48094
Waitlist for new clients
Sessions are available online or in office. Are you someone who is struggling in daily life? Anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide? Or maybe you are unhappy in your relationship or life, but you are not sure why you feel that way. Imagine feeling comfortable and having someone to talk too who is really listening to your issues and how they impact your life. The first step is reaching out for help and that is what we are here to do for you. You will never be met with judgement or harsh words.
Sessions are available online or in office. Are you someone who is struggling in daily life? Anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide? Or maybe you are unhappy in your relationship or life, but you are not sure why you feel that way. Imagine feeling comfortable and having someone to talk too who is really listening to your issues and how they impact your life. The first step is reaching out for help and that is what we are here to do for you. You will never be met with judgement or harsh words.
(586) 300-1229 View (586) 300-1229
Photo of Robyn Mercier, Counselor in Washington Township, MI
Robyn Mercier
Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, CCTP-2, CPT
Verified
Washington Township, MI 48094
In every person, we have our hopes and dreams, fears and stressors, and anything else life wants to throw at us. We have the tools and strength within us, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start on our own. I believe we are all capable of healing ourselves by processing our deepest pains and celebrating our biggest victories together. In this therapeutic experience, we will collaborate with your life experience(s) and my professional training to support you on your journey towards yourself. My specialty is working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
In every person, we have our hopes and dreams, fears and stressors, and anything else life wants to throw at us. We have the tools and strength within us, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start on our own. I believe we are all capable of healing ourselves by processing our deepest pains and celebrating our biggest victories together. In this therapeutic experience, we will collaborate with your life experience(s) and my professional training to support you on your journey towards yourself. My specialty is working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
(248) 418-4456 View (248) 418-4456
Photo of Donna Ulrich-Termini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Donna Ulrich-Termini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PsyS
Verified
Washington Township, MI 48094
“People start to heal the moment they are heard." We face so many challenges daily, particularly now as we navigate a world filled with unprecedented stressors. It is more important than ever to have the therapeutic support and encouragement you need to feel safe, to have your voice heard, and your feelings validated. I strive to provide a safe therapy space where my clients will be treated with respect, compassion, and professionalism. Once you make the decision to seek therapy, you will have taken the first step toward self-compassion.
“People start to heal the moment they are heard." We face so many challenges daily, particularly now as we navigate a world filled with unprecedented stressors. It is more important than ever to have the therapeutic support and encouragement you need to feel safe, to have your voice heard, and your feelings validated. I strive to provide a safe therapy space where my clients will be treated with respect, compassion, and professionalism. Once you make the decision to seek therapy, you will have taken the first step toward self-compassion.
(586) 500-0453 View (586) 500-0453
Photo of Dominique Elya, Counselor in Washington Township, MI
Dominique Elya
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Township, MI 48094
Accepting new clients! As a mental health professional, I am here to provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental, and empathetic atmosphere. My goal as a counselor is to promote your sense of self-empowerment as well as help create positive change. Through evidence-based practices, I work with clients to create a strong therapeutic bond and a place to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I view vulnerability as a sign of strength and as the ability to connect to others.
Accepting new clients! As a mental health professional, I am here to provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental, and empathetic atmosphere. My goal as a counselor is to promote your sense of self-empowerment as well as help create positive change. Through evidence-based practices, I work with clients to create a strong therapeutic bond and a place to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I view vulnerability as a sign of strength and as the ability to connect to others.
(586) 600-8474 View (586) 600-8474
Photo of Terra Ginther, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Terra Ginther
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTRP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington Township, MI 48094  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am incredibly passionate about helping others better understand themselves and get to the root of their issues. I'll provide a safe environment where you can explore your inner world with the intention of developing insight, understanding your needs, and meeting your goals. I specialize in helping adults address their childhood trauma and reduce their trauma reactions. Other issues I am experienced with includes: PTSD, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, attachment trauma, sexual assault + abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking, grief + loss, relationship difficulties, life-transitions, low self-esteem, + personal growth.
I am incredibly passionate about helping others better understand themselves and get to the root of their issues. I'll provide a safe environment where you can explore your inner world with the intention of developing insight, understanding your needs, and meeting your goals. I specialize in helping adults address their childhood trauma and reduce their trauma reactions. Other issues I am experienced with includes: PTSD, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, attachment trauma, sexual assault + abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking, grief + loss, relationship difficulties, life-transitions, low self-esteem, + personal growth.
(248) 949-2149 View (248) 949-2149
Photo of Catherine M. Stanziola, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Catherine M. Stanziola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, GC-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Township, MI 48094
Hard times happen to us all. When we are carrying the weight of a loss, trying to manage the persistent distress of anxiety or depression, or going through a difficult time of life, it can feel like we are all alone. When the difficult days seem to overshadow the positive aspects of our lives, it can be a relief to know that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. These are the times we need support, today more than ever.
Hard times happen to us all. When we are carrying the weight of a loss, trying to manage the persistent distress of anxiety or depression, or going through a difficult time of life, it can feel like we are all alone. When the difficult days seem to overshadow the positive aspects of our lives, it can be a relief to know that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. These are the times we need support, today more than ever.
(586) 800-3329 View (586) 800-3329

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Sara Dionne (Saxman), Pre-Licensed Professional in Washington Township, MI
Sara Dionne (Saxman)
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified
Washington, MI 48094
Not accepting new clients
You may be struggling to survive and find satisfaction in your everyday life; feeling overwhelmed, stuck in a negative cycle, punishing yourself using negative self-talk, and experiencing beliefs that you do not deserve anything different. Each person has a unique story and experience. It is a privilege to hear your story and to work together to cultivate a life worth living. I am passionate about working with adults to reduce the negative impact of mental health, and achieve a more rewarding and meaningful life experience. I specialize in treatment of symptoms and impacts related to ADHD, anxiety and depressive disorders.
You may be struggling to survive and find satisfaction in your everyday life; feeling overwhelmed, stuck in a negative cycle, punishing yourself using negative self-talk, and experiencing beliefs that you do not deserve anything different. Each person has a unique story and experience. It is a privilege to hear your story and to work together to cultivate a life worth living. I am passionate about working with adults to reduce the negative impact of mental health, and achieve a more rewarding and meaningful life experience. I specialize in treatment of symptoms and impacts related to ADHD, anxiety and depressive disorders.
(586) 334-6001 View (586) 334-6001
Photo of Julia Davis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Julia Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, MI 48095  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Michigan, California, and Washington with a decade of experience assisting others to relieve distress and promote and restore positive relationships. I specialize in childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment wounds, relationships, professional developent/life purpose, grief, cancer, and addiction. Being supportive of healthy choices and remaining true to oneself is a process therapy can nurture. Creating meaningful connections and a more satisfying life experience can be achieved with healthy conversation that gives you permission to be yourself and connect
Welcome to my page! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Michigan, California, and Washington with a decade of experience assisting others to relieve distress and promote and restore positive relationships. I specialize in childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment wounds, relationships, professional developent/life purpose, grief, cancer, and addiction. Being supportive of healthy choices and remaining true to oneself is a process therapy can nurture. Creating meaningful connections and a more satisfying life experience can be achieved with healthy conversation that gives you permission to be yourself and connect
(586) 300-2646 View (586) 300-2646
Photo of Kathleen M Murphy, Counselor in Washington Township, MI
Kathleen M Murphy
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CHT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, MI 48095  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you suffering with anxiety, stress or loss? Feeling powerless, like you don't belong? Maybe you're a Highly Sensitive Person. Whatever the problem, relief is possible. You aren't to blame, it isn't your fault. Your childhood experiences can keep you frozen & looping. Outdated childhood beliefs & pain hold you back. They're sabotaging your best efforts & cause you to repeat toxic patterns. Life may have shaped you but now YOU can shape your life. Your story is unique. I'm here to listen. My advanced training will serve your growth. My approach is comforting & solution oriented. Together we'll gently find a way that's just right.
Are you suffering with anxiety, stress or loss? Feeling powerless, like you don't belong? Maybe you're a Highly Sensitive Person. Whatever the problem, relief is possible. You aren't to blame, it isn't your fault. Your childhood experiences can keep you frozen & looping. Outdated childhood beliefs & pain hold you back. They're sabotaging your best efforts & cause you to repeat toxic patterns. Life may have shaped you but now YOU can shape your life. Your story is unique. I'm here to listen. My advanced training will serve your growth. My approach is comforting & solution oriented. Together we'll gently find a way that's just right.
(586) 782-3912 View (586) 782-3912
Photo of Shine Wellness Clinic, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Shine Wellness Clinic, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, MI 48095
My vision began several years ago when I realized that most counseling agencies tend to concentrate on only one aspect of wellbeing, "Mental Health". Many people seeking whole body wellness are forced to travel to multiple providers to gain the full experience. Why not have one agency that meets the multiple aspect in achieving the "Whole Body Wellness" concept? I truly believe that maximizing personal wellbeing is dependent on the emotional, physical and spiritual health of every individual. I am proud to provide the surrounding community with a comprehensive clinic that addresses whole body wellness!"
My vision began several years ago when I realized that most counseling agencies tend to concentrate on only one aspect of wellbeing, "Mental Health". Many people seeking whole body wellness are forced to travel to multiple providers to gain the full experience. Why not have one agency that meets the multiple aspect in achieving the "Whole Body Wellness" concept? I truly believe that maximizing personal wellbeing is dependent on the emotional, physical and spiritual health of every individual. I am proud to provide the surrounding community with a comprehensive clinic that addresses whole body wellness!"
(586) 789-9541 View (586) 789-9541
Photo of Michelle Murtagh Alexander, Counselor in Washington Township, MI
Michelle Murtagh Alexander
Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified
Washington, MI 48094  (Online Only)
Accepting new: MI clients and PA clients- online. Healing is a process and I gently work with individuals and families who are feeling "stuck" in life in areas of boundaries, stress and anxiety disorders, cultural and bi-cultural issues, healing from trauma and relationship issues. My clients have experienced great success in their healing process and in becoming overcomers in broken areas of their lives. With over 20 years of experience, I successfully work with clients of all ages who experience anger, anxiety and trauma, grief and loss.
Accepting new: MI clients and PA clients- online. Healing is a process and I gently work with individuals and families who are feeling "stuck" in life in areas of boundaries, stress and anxiety disorders, cultural and bi-cultural issues, healing from trauma and relationship issues. My clients have experienced great success in their healing process and in becoming overcomers in broken areas of their lives. With over 20 years of experience, I successfully work with clients of all ages who experience anger, anxiety and trauma, grief and loss.
(717) 523-9610 View (717) 523-9610
Photo of Amanda Russell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Amanda Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Washington, MI 48094
Seeking therapy can be a vulnerable and courageous step in accepting that anxiousness, depression, strained relationships, or life situations have gotten in the way of living your best life. As a therapist, you can expect to find me to be a compassionate and empathetic support on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. The therapeutic process is meant to be collaborative and engaging. My primary goal is to provide a safe and open environment for you to feel empowered to overcome the struggles you are encountering. You can expect me to use client centered therapeutic techniques, specifically chosen for your needs.
Seeking therapy can be a vulnerable and courageous step in accepting that anxiousness, depression, strained relationships, or life situations have gotten in the way of living your best life. As a therapist, you can expect to find me to be a compassionate and empathetic support on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. The therapeutic process is meant to be collaborative and engaging. My primary goal is to provide a safe and open environment for you to feel empowered to overcome the struggles you are encountering. You can expect me to use client centered therapeutic techniques, specifically chosen for your needs.
(586) 300-1923 View (586) 300-1923
Photo of Courtney Richey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington Township, MI
Courtney Richey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, MI 48094
Not accepting new clients
Taking the first step towards making a change can be an intimidating process. While it can be exciting, it can also feel overwhelming on where to begin. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or are going through a challenging life event, I provide an empathetic, nonjudgmental environment where we can explore and work towards your individual goals.
Taking the first step towards making a change can be an intimidating process. While it can be exciting, it can also feel overwhelming on where to begin. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or are going through a challenging life event, I provide an empathetic, nonjudgmental environment where we can explore and work towards your individual goals.
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Photo of Hyatt Almarsoumi, Pre-Licensed Professional in Washington Township, MI
Hyatt Almarsoumi
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48315  (Online Only)
Life is a rollercoaster, and sometimes the ride can get pretty bumpy, but that doesn't mean you've gotta ride alone. If you're reading this, it's probably because something led you here. Maybe you're going through a recent loss, a tough breakup, or a big life adjustment. Maybe you're having trouble focusing or experiencing feelings of depression, shame, guilt anxiety, and/or a shift in your mood or behavior. No matter what the rollercoaster's bumps may look like in this season of your life, we'll work on those tracks and make the tweaks needed for a smoother ride. :)
Life is a rollercoaster, and sometimes the ride can get pretty bumpy, but that doesn't mean you've gotta ride alone. If you're reading this, it's probably because something led you here. Maybe you're going through a recent loss, a tough breakup, or a big life adjustment. Maybe you're having trouble focusing or experiencing feelings of depression, shame, guilt anxiety, and/or a shift in your mood or behavior. No matter what the rollercoaster's bumps may look like in this season of your life, we'll work on those tracks and make the tweaks needed for a smoother ride. :)
(313) 889-7212 View (313) 889-7212
Photo of Rebecca Maffetone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Rebecca Maffetone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Washington, MI 48094
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS in our office. Offering in person and telehealth! For over 20 years I have provided supportive, effective therapy to individuals and families struggling with a variety of issues. I have extensive training and years of experience that have helped me build diverse skills and strategies to help you meet your goals. I am experienced in treating a wide array of problems from family problems, depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder to addictions and trauma.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS in our office. Offering in person and telehealth! For over 20 years I have provided supportive, effective therapy to individuals and families struggling with a variety of issues. I have extensive training and years of experience that have helped me build diverse skills and strategies to help you meet your goals. I am experienced in treating a wide array of problems from family problems, depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder to addictions and trauma.
(586) 623-6518 View (586) 623-6518
Photo of Mary Ann Stockwell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington Township, MI
Mary Ann Stockwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, BSN, LMSW
Verified
Washington, MI 48094
I work with individuals dealing with some challenges during their life. Challenges can include changing health status of self or loved ones, children growing up and leaving home, career changes, retirement, losses (job, residence, marital status, loved ones, etc.), anxiety, depression, changing sense of purpose, and more. Family caregivers of older adults may also experience challenges that had not been anticipated. Issues of concern can include changing health status of self or a loved one, safety, possible need for alternate living accommodations for a loved one, losses, how to cope with behavior changes, etc.
I work with individuals dealing with some challenges during their life. Challenges can include changing health status of self or loved ones, children growing up and leaving home, career changes, retirement, losses (job, residence, marital status, loved ones, etc.), anxiety, depression, changing sense of purpose, and more. Family caregivers of older adults may also experience challenges that had not been anticipated. Issues of concern can include changing health status of self or a loved one, safety, possible need for alternate living accommodations for a loved one, losses, how to cope with behavior changes, etc.
(586) 522-4409 View (586) 522-4409

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Washington Township, MI

10+

Average cost per session

$117

Therapists in Washington Township, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
90% Grief
90% Trauma and PTSD
90% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Blue Care Network
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Washington Township, MI see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington Township?

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.