Therapists in Clayton, MO

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Gladys Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, NCC, MAC, CCMHC
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
I have extensive training in trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety, as well as stress and adjustment. I address the whole person in treatment planning. Individuals that work with me are empowered and encourages to meet their selected goal to achieve balance in their lives. We work together to form goals and I help you navigate the journey to wellness. We will use the body as a resource, as well as art, movement and poetry if a person chooses.This is a veteran owned business. I served 27 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (Medic), I work with first Responders and thrir families, veterans and MST.
I have extensive training in trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety, as well as stress and adjustment. I address the whole person in treatment planning. Individuals that work with me are empowered and encourages to meet their selected goal to achieve balance in their lives. We work together to form goals and I help you navigate the journey to wellness. We will use the body as a resource, as well as art, movement and poetry if a person chooses.This is a veteran owned business. I served 27 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (Medic), I work with first Responders and thrir families, veterans and MST.
(314) 300-0370 View (314) 300-0370
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Mary Alice Grady
MA, NCC, PLPC, APRN
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Are you experiencing a life transition such as pregnancy, postpartum adjustment, relationship issues, parenting challenges, or midlife changes? Perhaps you are dealing with grief and loss related to infertility, miscarriage, birth trauma, or the loss of a child? Whether you are experiencing stress and anxiety from a life challenge or searching for meaning and purpose after a loss, you possess the wisdom and inner strength for healing and change. I am here to help you clarify your thoughts, feelings, and values to navigate life’s challenges and live a more authentic and meaningful life.
Are you experiencing a life transition such as pregnancy, postpartum adjustment, relationship issues, parenting challenges, or midlife changes? Perhaps you are dealing with grief and loss related to infertility, miscarriage, birth trauma, or the loss of a child? Whether you are experiencing stress and anxiety from a life challenge or searching for meaning and purpose after a loss, you possess the wisdom and inner strength for healing and change. I am here to help you clarify your thoughts, feelings, and values to navigate life’s challenges and live a more authentic and meaningful life.
(314) 886-7834 View (314) 886-7834
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Jason Duchinsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
It is my belief that as many paths to wholeness exist as were, are, or will be, people on this planet. Walking our individual paths in pursuit of meaning and purpose is a universal goal. Sometimes life presents us with vexing challenges just when we are determined to accomplish personally and or collectively valuable goals. Or our growth is impeded by painful events that happen to us during the course of living. The path & or goal becomes unclear. And so, my role in the therapeutic process is akin to a guide. Recommending, encouraging, questioning, witnessing you seek to find the best possible expression of your unique wholeness.
It is my belief that as many paths to wholeness exist as were, are, or will be, people on this planet. Walking our individual paths in pursuit of meaning and purpose is a universal goal. Sometimes life presents us with vexing challenges just when we are determined to accomplish personally and or collectively valuable goals. Or our growth is impeded by painful events that happen to us during the course of living. The path & or goal becomes unclear. And so, my role in the therapeutic process is akin to a guide. Recommending, encouraging, questioning, witnessing you seek to find the best possible expression of your unique wholeness.
(314) 310-2808 View (314) 310-2808
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Free To Be Me, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Accepting new clients... It is a sign of strength and courage to ask for support. Life is full of unpredictable twists and turns and having some encouragement along the way can be very helpful. I enjoy working with all ages, cultures and those experiencing a wide range of challenges. My specialties are in working with children and adults who are or may think they are on the autism spectrum. I also specialize in working with couples and families and am a facilitator of premarital and marital assessments through www.prepare-enrich.com
Accepting new clients... It is a sign of strength and courage to ask for support. Life is full of unpredictable twists and turns and having some encouragement along the way can be very helpful. I enjoy working with all ages, cultures and those experiencing a wide range of challenges. My specialties are in working with children and adults who are or may think they are on the autism spectrum. I also specialize in working with couples and families and am a facilitator of premarital and marital assessments through www.prepare-enrich.com
(314) 876-8229 View (314) 876-8229
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Ashley Milne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPC, CMHC, NCC
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
I have an extensive knowledge of the rehabilitation process of individuals with various physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and psychological impairments. I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, addiction, PTSD, substance abuse/chemical dependency, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, and gender dysphoria. I find joy in helping others successfully navigate through difficult challenges and strive to assist my clients reach their highest personal potential and live their best lives possible.
I have an extensive knowledge of the rehabilitation process of individuals with various physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and psychological impairments. I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, addiction, PTSD, substance abuse/chemical dependency, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, and gender dysphoria. I find joy in helping others successfully navigate through difficult challenges and strive to assist my clients reach their highest personal potential and live their best lives possible.
(314) 697-4943 View (314) 697-4943
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Shelby Arsenault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
Life has a lot of challenges. I want to help you work through your struggles and find more hope. I offer a safe and supportive environment where together we can process your feelings and frustrations. I think in order to create real, lasting change that you not only have to challenge your thoughts and behaviors, but also address the underlying feelings and emotions that contribute to them. If you are tired of feeling stuck I will work with you to identify and change your unhealthy patterns so that you can move forward.
Life has a lot of challenges. I want to help you work through your struggles and find more hope. I offer a safe and supportive environment where together we can process your feelings and frustrations. I think in order to create real, lasting change that you not only have to challenge your thoughts and behaviors, but also address the underlying feelings and emotions that contribute to them. If you are tired of feeling stuck I will work with you to identify and change your unhealthy patterns so that you can move forward.
(314) 936-2124 View (314) 936-2124
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Jamie Fickert Klenke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in evidence-based psychotherapy as well as diagnostic assessment. I am committed to providing the utmost quality care and have a sincere interest in helping clients build the skills to help them live a full, rewarding, and values-driven life. I believe growth occurs when we are present, mindful, genuine, and willing to engage in meaningful, yet potentially difficult work. I have experience working with a variety of populations and have a sincere interest in providing culturally competent care to a diverse set of clients.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in evidence-based psychotherapy as well as diagnostic assessment. I am committed to providing the utmost quality care and have a sincere interest in helping clients build the skills to help them live a full, rewarding, and values-driven life. I believe growth occurs when we are present, mindful, genuine, and willing to engage in meaningful, yet potentially difficult work. I have experience working with a variety of populations and have a sincere interest in providing culturally competent care to a diverse set of clients.
(217) 488-4109 View (217) 488-4109
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Shayna Elaine Warner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
The act of seeking support takes tremendous courage and is a powerful way to take care of yourself. I approach the therapeutic process with this in mind. Over the course of my career working with Individuals, Families, and Communities, I have gained expertise and enjoyment collaborating with people as they navigate and struggle through life's challenges. I believe that healing becomes more accessible when we are not alone in our suffering.
The act of seeking support takes tremendous courage and is a powerful way to take care of yourself. I approach the therapeutic process with this in mind. Over the course of my career working with Individuals, Families, and Communities, I have gained expertise and enjoyment collaborating with people as they navigate and struggle through life's challenges. I believe that healing becomes more accessible when we are not alone in our suffering.
(314) 937-6019 x719 View (314) 937-6019 x719
Jason Endejan
LPC Intern
Verified
Clayton, MO 63117
I love to work with clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, who they are, and how they connect with the world. Society is a complicated thing, and it didn't come with a manual, but we can work together to to learn, or decide, what it will be for you. Clients who find themselves in my office may have concerns about their relationships, about whether or not they're worthy as people, about how their mind works, or might just have questions about what it means to be a person. I see adults, teenagers, individuals, and couples. Occasionally I run groups.
I love to work with clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, who they are, and how they connect with the world. Society is a complicated thing, and it didn't come with a manual, but we can work together to to learn, or decide, what it will be for you. Clients who find themselves in my office may have concerns about their relationships, about whether or not they're worthy as people, about how their mind works, or might just have questions about what it means to be a person. I see adults, teenagers, individuals, and couples. Occasionally I run groups.
(314) 200-4611 View (314) 200-4611
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Patricia Shaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Not accepting new clients
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Patricia Shaw practices with gentle expertise in helping individuals and couples heal from the wounds of the past, appreciate and savor the present and plan for a successful future. With years of positive results in treating depression and all manner of fears and anxiety, clients have come to rely and trust Dr. Shaw's therapeutic approach. Those with eating disorders receive understanding and guidance toward health and self-acceptance.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Patricia Shaw practices with gentle expertise in helping individuals and couples heal from the wounds of the past, appreciate and savor the present and plan for a successful future. With years of positive results in treating depression and all manner of fears and anxiety, clients have come to rely and trust Dr. Shaw's therapeutic approach. Those with eating disorders receive understanding and guidance toward health and self-acceptance.
(314) 527-1174 x21 View (314) 527-1174 x21
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Suzanne (Landis) Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Welcome to my practice! Are you looking for a confidential & safe place to turn? Are you feeling ready to make some meaningful changes in your (or your child’s) life? I’ve been working as an LCSW since 1999, supporting and helping adolescents, young adults & adults effectively navigate emotional health and wellness challenges. I believe the key to beginning the healing process is in finding someone you can build a safe, honest and insightful therapeutic relationship with. We all need someone who genuinely listens and understands. Together we can determine next best steps.
Welcome to my practice! Are you looking for a confidential & safe place to turn? Are you feeling ready to make some meaningful changes in your (or your child’s) life? I’ve been working as an LCSW since 1999, supporting and helping adolescents, young adults & adults effectively navigate emotional health and wellness challenges. I believe the key to beginning the healing process is in finding someone you can build a safe, honest and insightful therapeutic relationship with. We all need someone who genuinely listens and understands. Together we can determine next best steps.
(314) 582-4726 View (314) 582-4726
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Emergence Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, LPC
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
The word “emerge” means to come into view or become exposed. Accordingly, the mission of Emergence Psychological Services is to help every client evolve, giving rise to a more aware, healed, and balanced version of themselves. At Emergence Psychological Services we value and respect every person, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, age, religion, or socioeconomic status. By recognizing and valuing the unique strengths and abilities of each person, we at Emergence Psychological Services are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable world where everyone has the chance to thrive.
The word “emerge” means to come into view or become exposed. Accordingly, the mission of Emergence Psychological Services is to help every client evolve, giving rise to a more aware, healed, and balanced version of themselves. At Emergence Psychological Services we value and respect every person, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, age, religion, or socioeconomic status. By recognizing and valuing the unique strengths and abilities of each person, we at Emergence Psychological Services are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable world where everyone has the chance to thrive.
(314) 937-6694 View (314) 937-6694
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Benjamin Justin Cleveland
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Many of our struggles in life come from not being clear about what's really important to us; instead we spend an enormous amount of energy just trying to avoid painful experiences of all kinds. I try to help people clarify their own values and integrate their experiences in accordance with them, even in the presence of painful feelings and situations. Much of my experience is with people on the LGBTQ spectrum (as well as poly and kinky people) and people on the autism spectrum, and I welcome clients of any kind.
Many of our struggles in life come from not being clear about what's really important to us; instead we spend an enormous amount of energy just trying to avoid painful experiences of all kinds. I try to help people clarify their own values and integrate their experiences in accordance with them, even in the presence of painful feelings and situations. Much of my experience is with people on the LGBTQ spectrum (as well as poly and kinky people) and people on the autism spectrum, and I welcome clients of any kind.
(314) 350-6367 View (314) 350-6367
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Sarah Rapisardo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I offer counseling to anyone over the age of 18. My goal is to provide a space where you can share your experiences and feel heard. My ideal client is someone who is wanting to be the best version of themselves and who is willing to put in the work to get there, but perhaps is feeling a little stuck. If that's the case, I will gladly join you, helping you to process your emotions, identify your goals, and understand how to keep moving forward in your journey. I will provide a safe space for you to be authentically you, and I will encourage you, help guide you, and be transparent with you during the process.
I offer counseling to anyone over the age of 18. My goal is to provide a space where you can share your experiences and feel heard. My ideal client is someone who is wanting to be the best version of themselves and who is willing to put in the work to get there, but perhaps is feeling a little stuck. If that's the case, I will gladly join you, helping you to process your emotions, identify your goals, and understand how to keep moving forward in your journey. I will provide a safe space for you to be authentically you, and I will encourage you, help guide you, and be transparent with you during the process.
(314) 916-4667 View (314) 916-4667
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Katie Bridges McDaniel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys working with individuals and couples. I have experience working with a variety of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family and life transitions, parenting, school and work stressors, relationships, self-esteem, and trauma. I take a systems approach by understanding that each person is a part of a whole emotional and relational unit. I use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Collaborative Language Therapy, and psychoeducation to help clients improve communication, foster coping skills, and plan for a better future.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys working with individuals and couples. I have experience working with a variety of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family and life transitions, parenting, school and work stressors, relationships, self-esteem, and trauma. I take a systems approach by understanding that each person is a part of a whole emotional and relational unit. I use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Collaborative Language Therapy, and psychoeducation to help clients improve communication, foster coping skills, and plan for a better future.
(314) 804-2001 View (314) 804-2001
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Karen Banks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63117
I work with clients experiencing emotional, cultural, sexual health, and relationship concerns. We spend time processing your situation and feelings and finding solutions that work for you. I recognize each client is an individual and treat them as such. Let's work together to help you walk in your truth. I've completed all 3 levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapy training, Treating Affairs & Trauma, Couples and Addiction Recovery, CBT for Insomnia, and am enrolled in Sex Therapy Certification through SHA. I also enjoy working with people in poly and ethically non-monogamous relationships and individuals in the kink community.
I work with clients experiencing emotional, cultural, sexual health, and relationship concerns. We spend time processing your situation and feelings and finding solutions that work for you. I recognize each client is an individual and treat them as such. Let's work together to help you walk in your truth. I've completed all 3 levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapy training, Treating Affairs & Trauma, Couples and Addiction Recovery, CBT for Insomnia, and am enrolled in Sex Therapy Certification through SHA. I also enjoy working with people in poly and ethically non-monogamous relationships and individuals in the kink community.
(314) 279-3455 View (314) 279-3455
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Stephanie Malzahn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Clayton, MO 63124
Welcome! Are you exhausted, in pain or feel invisible while everyone around you thinks you're unstoppable? I have a strong interest in working with folks who are misunderstood, high achievers, and ambitious but feel under appreciated and are looking for more meaningful connection. Our early experiences heavily influence our ability to cope with the stress and setbacks that life can throw at us. Whether it's a chronic health issue, recent or past trauma, grief, or an ongoing stressor, you don't have to experience it alone. Using evidence-based and brief models, I have a creative and person-centered approach to get yourself unstuck.
Welcome! Are you exhausted, in pain or feel invisible while everyone around you thinks you're unstoppable? I have a strong interest in working with folks who are misunderstood, high achievers, and ambitious but feel under appreciated and are looking for more meaningful connection. Our early experiences heavily influence our ability to cope with the stress and setbacks that life can throw at us. Whether it's a chronic health issue, recent or past trauma, grief, or an ongoing stressor, you don't have to experience it alone. Using evidence-based and brief models, I have a creative and person-centered approach to get yourself unstuck.
(314) 886-5941 View (314) 886-5941
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Amy Ziegler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, JD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
My clients are experiencing conflict, emotional abuse, anxiety, addiction, depression, or grief. I see individuals and couples who are ready to change or are looking for help sorting out what to do. Some have been hurt deeply by a breach of trust. Others are dealing with devastating adult or childhood trauma. Through my training and professional background as an attorney and counselor, I help them find a path to recovery. Clients gain clarity and insight, and learn to manage anxiety, depression, grief, fear and traumatic memories. I am formally trained in CBT, EMDR, DBT and have taught couples counseling at the graduate level.
My clients are experiencing conflict, emotional abuse, anxiety, addiction, depression, or grief. I see individuals and couples who are ready to change or are looking for help sorting out what to do. Some have been hurt deeply by a breach of trust. Others are dealing with devastating adult or childhood trauma. Through my training and professional background as an attorney and counselor, I help them find a path to recovery. Clients gain clarity and insight, and learn to manage anxiety, depression, grief, fear and traumatic memories. I am formally trained in CBT, EMDR, DBT and have taught couples counseling at the graduate level.
(314) 441-7837 View (314) 441-7837
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Dr. Michelle Echols
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LMSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Are you struggling to function? Are you dealing with stress and/or anxiety? Is your home chaotic? Let me help you learn to deal and cope with stressors, heal relationships, and prioritize wellness in a safe space! I work with clients 6 and up, and specialize in couples therapy, family therapy, and substance use counseling. I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey to wellness.
Are you struggling to function? Are you dealing with stress and/or anxiety? Is your home chaotic? Let me help you learn to deal and cope with stressors, heal relationships, and prioritize wellness in a safe space! I work with clients 6 and up, and specialize in couples therapy, family therapy, and substance use counseling. I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey to wellness.
(314) 501-9853 View (314) 501-9853
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Meg Marie Meyers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Sexual Assault, Childhood Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence are as traumatic as warfare. Those who have experienced these things often battle through life, struggling to make sense of wounds that don't seem to heal even with time. There is hope! Trauma is treatable. Getting treatment can lead to a better quality of life. Many clients with PTSD no longer meet criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after two years of treatment.
Sexual Assault, Childhood Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence are as traumatic as warfare. Those who have experienced these things often battle through life, struggling to make sense of wounds that don't seem to heal even with time. There is hope! Trauma is treatable. Getting treatment can lead to a better quality of life. Many clients with PTSD no longer meet criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after two years of treatment.
(314) 310-5723 View (314) 310-5723

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Number of Therapists in Clayton, MO

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Clayton, MO who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
66% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Clayton, MO see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clayton?

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.