Therapists in Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO

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John Richard Decarlis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145
In my experience, a person who seeks therapy wants solutions that work. The fact that you are considering therapy is proof that you have more strength, and solutions, than you may be aware of today. Therapy is not about eliminating the inevitable problems in life but, rather, learning how to cope effectively and grow when they occur. Therapy is essentially a college course where you're the only subject. An effective therapeutic alliance can help people build the life that they want and deserve. My style is direct and active. I rely on honesty to guide our work together.
In my experience, a person who seeks therapy wants solutions that work. The fact that you are considering therapy is proof that you have more strength, and solutions, than you may be aware of today. Therapy is not about eliminating the inevitable problems in life but, rather, learning how to cope effectively and grow when they occur. Therapy is essentially a college course where you're the only subject. An effective therapeutic alliance can help people build the life that they want and deserve. My style is direct and active. I rely on honesty to guide our work together.
(443) 585-8018 View (443) 585-8018
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Mary Marshall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64111  (Online Only)
Dr. Marshall offers an empowering interactive process in a confidential relaxed setting designed to help you move through the stages of change and address underlying issues, not just symptoms. Natural holistic healing, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutrition, skill building, education, stress reduction-management can be part of your treatment plan focused on concerns causing you distress that can result from dysfunctional personal or work relationships, victimization, divorce and blended family, anger mismanagement, addictive behavior, toxic environments, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, bipolar, other disorders or health conditions, low self-esteem, trauma, social phobia, or performance anxiety.
Dr. Marshall offers an empowering interactive process in a confidential relaxed setting designed to help you move through the stages of change and address underlying issues, not just symptoms. Natural holistic healing, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutrition, skill building, education, stress reduction-management can be part of your treatment plan focused on concerns causing you distress that can result from dysfunctional personal or work relationships, victimization, divorce and blended family, anger mismanagement, addictive behavior, toxic environments, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, bipolar, other disorders or health conditions, low self-esteem, trauma, social phobia, or performance anxiety.
(913) 439-5115 View (913) 439-5115
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Paola Capra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145  (Online Only)
I am truly passionate about helping others. I have worked with individuals of all ages and which families in a variety of contexts in Kansas and Missouri. I strongly believe that each of us are born with our own inner strength that will enable us to facing our personal struggles in life. My primary goal is to help clients reconnect with that inner strength, while assisting them to grow and to heal in a safe and supportive environment. I am only offering teletherapy/video session where video sessions are as effective as in-person sessions and the most convenient with you life, work and school schedule.
I am truly passionate about helping others. I have worked with individuals of all ages and which families in a variety of contexts in Kansas and Missouri. I strongly believe that each of us are born with our own inner strength that will enable us to facing our personal struggles in life. My primary goal is to help clients reconnect with that inner strength, while assisting them to grow and to heal in a safe and supportive environment. I am only offering teletherapy/video session where video sessions are as effective as in-person sessions and the most convenient with you life, work and school schedule.
(402) 413-8565 View (402) 413-8565
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Kristin (K K) Koetting
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145
I love the field of psychology! Whether you need a therapist, or a life/wellness coach, I am decidated to helping you find the solutions to maximize your wellness and well-being. Are you... trying to improve your health? adjusting to an injury or illness? searching for solutions to relationships, depression, anxiety, stress, career, or parenting? going through a transition like divorce? looking to enhance your personal growth, self-confidence and happiness? wanting to develop skills in goal-setting, performance, mindfulness, optimism, creativity, and reslience? I have the expertise and passion to help! www.435southmag.com
I love the field of psychology! Whether you need a therapist, or a life/wellness coach, I am decidated to helping you find the solutions to maximize your wellness and well-being. Are you... trying to improve your health? adjusting to an injury or illness? searching for solutions to relationships, depression, anxiety, stress, career, or parenting? going through a transition like divorce? looking to enhance your personal growth, self-confidence and happiness? wanting to develop skills in goal-setting, performance, mindfulness, optimism, creativity, and reslience? I have the expertise and passion to help! www.435southmag.com
(913) 586-2654 View (913) 586-2654
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Mary Helen Dennihan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145
Not accepting new clients
11/01/2023 Currently not taking new clients. If you are looking for assistance managing and improving your emotional, psychological, mental and/or relational health needs, I would be honored to meet with you. I work with persons experiencing trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar, abuse, adjustment disorder, relationship problems: parenting, family, peer, health, and more.
11/01/2023 Currently not taking new clients. If you are looking for assistance managing and improving your emotional, psychological, mental and/or relational health needs, I would be honored to meet with you. I work with persons experiencing trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar, abuse, adjustment disorder, relationship problems: parenting, family, peer, health, and more.
(913) 732-1400 View (913) 732-1400
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Crystal D Deets
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145  (Online Only)
Hello! Trying to better understand yourself, the world around you, and changing thinking patterns that don’t seem to fit anymore? I utilize a collaborative process with basis in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, along with Mindfulness Based Approaches to help improve self esteem, compassion, and understanding of self. During our sessions we will explore fixed thinking patterns and how these have held you back. We will then work together to figure out how to move forward. I focus on meeting you where you are, identifying where you would like to be, and working to establish goals and values through small steps
Hello! Trying to better understand yourself, the world around you, and changing thinking patterns that don’t seem to fit anymore? I utilize a collaborative process with basis in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, along with Mindfulness Based Approaches to help improve self esteem, compassion, and understanding of self. During our sessions we will explore fixed thinking patterns and how these have held you back. We will then work together to figure out how to move forward. I focus on meeting you where you are, identifying where you would like to be, and working to establish goals and values through small steps
(816) 466-5236 View (816) 466-5236
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Cassidi Dye
Psychologist, MS , LMLP, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145
I’m Cassidi and I am a Licensed Master level Psychologist (LMLP), as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Primarily I do neuroeducational and psychological testing for ADHD, autism, dyslexia, learning disorders, and personality disorders. For therapy, I specialize in first responders, trauma and currently working on my eating disorder specialist certification. I previously held the Neuro Psychometrist positive at KU Med but am currently in private practice at Midwest Neuroeducational Services in Overland Park, KS for testing and Embark Counseling Services in Lenexa, KS for therapy!
I’m Cassidi and I am a Licensed Master level Psychologist (LMLP), as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Primarily I do neuroeducational and psychological testing for ADHD, autism, dyslexia, learning disorders, and personality disorders. For therapy, I specialize in first responders, trauma and currently working on my eating disorder specialist certification. I previously held the Neuro Psychometrist positive at KU Med but am currently in private practice at Midwest Neuroeducational Services in Overland Park, KS for testing and Embark Counseling Services in Lenexa, KS for therapy!
(913) 347-4175 View (913) 347-4175
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Amanda B McCarron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145  (Online Only)
I have experience working with many areas, including anxiety, depression, any of life's necessary adjustments, marriage and family concerns, and more. I appreciate when a client is willing to consider new ideas, to practice what we've worked on together, and to implement those new ideas into practice in day to day life. My ideal client is a collaborative individual, excited for new perspective and willing to meet those challenges head on. Tell me what you think! We are partners through this process together.
I have experience working with many areas, including anxiety, depression, any of life's necessary adjustments, marriage and family concerns, and more. I appreciate when a client is willing to consider new ideas, to practice what we've worked on together, and to implement those new ideas into practice in day to day life. My ideal client is a collaborative individual, excited for new perspective and willing to meet those challenges head on. Tell me what you think! We are partners through this process together.
(623) 343-0272 View (623) 343-0272
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ReNu Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRADC
Verified
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for considering me as a partner in working through your journey to recovery and well-being. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of addictions, depression and anxiety. With a deep understanding of mental and emotional well-being, I use a strength based approaches to helping individuals overcome known and unexpected challenges effecting their wellness, sense of belonging and emotional safety.
Welcome and thank you for considering me as a partner in working through your journey to recovery and well-being. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of addictions, depression and anxiety. With a deep understanding of mental and emotional well-being, I use a strength based approaches to helping individuals overcome known and unexpected challenges effecting their wellness, sense of belonging and emotional safety.
(816) 677-6836 View (816) 677-6836
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Gabe Fry
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145
Are you fighting with your partner and feel like they don't listen to you? Did life throw something traumatizing at you and you're asking "How it can ever go back to the way it was?" Are you going through a transition and need support and guidance? I can help you! And I want to help you! I have been counseling since 2014. Over the years I have worked with literally hundreds of clients with a multitude of different stories, issues, and hurdles. And I can help you too. Call or email me today. It can get better!
Are you fighting with your partner and feel like they don't listen to you? Did life throw something traumatizing at you and you're asking "How it can ever go back to the way it was?" Are you going through a transition and need support and guidance? I can help you! And I want to help you! I have been counseling since 2014. Over the years I have worked with literally hundreds of clients with a multitude of different stories, issues, and hurdles. And I can help you too. Call or email me today. It can get better!
(913) 413-2080 View (913) 413-2080
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Andy Caraway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO 64145
Licensed in Colorado, Missouri, and Kansas, I help men learn to let go of problematic attachments – addictions, challenging mental health symptoms and relationships – develop insight, and improve communication to improve their quality of life. My specialties are relationships, communication, addictions and mental health symptoms like anxiety and depression. The clients I work with are seeking to develop mindfulness of their present time experience and find solutions to challenging life circumstances.
Licensed in Colorado, Missouri, and Kansas, I help men learn to let go of problematic attachments – addictions, challenging mental health symptoms and relationships – develop insight, and improve communication to improve their quality of life. My specialties are relationships, communication, addictions and mental health symptoms like anxiety and depression. The clients I work with are seeking to develop mindfulness of their present time experience and find solutions to challenging life circumstances.
(720) 730-7738 View (720) 730-7738

Online Therapists

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Rachelle Morgan
MA, MT-BC
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64153
I believe that everyone deserves to make and enjoy music. We all deserve meaningful music experiences all the way to the end of life, no matter what cognitive or physical limitations might be getting in the way. That's why we provide home-based and teletherapy music therapy services for older adults and their caregivers - to bring the benefits of music to older adults who may struggle to get out of the house for therapy services.
I believe that everyone deserves to make and enjoy music. We all deserve meaningful music experiences all the way to the end of life, no matter what cognitive or physical limitations might be getting in the way. That's why we provide home-based and teletherapy music therapy services for older adults and their caregivers - to bring the benefits of music to older adults who may struggle to get out of the house for therapy services.
(816) 307-0966 View (816) 307-0966
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Michael Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64119  (Online Only)
We all have times where we just feel a little (or a lot) overwhelmed, even though most of us pretend we don’t (myself included). Or times when we think, “Nothing I’m doing is working with my kid (or husband, wife, sister, bestie, aunt, grandma, well…you get the idea)!” We delude ourselves into thinking everyone else has it all figured out. They don’t. And, it’s okay that you don’t. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, at a loss for how to help your loved one, or just unsure of the next steps in your relationship, therapy can help.
We all have times where we just feel a little (or a lot) overwhelmed, even though most of us pretend we don’t (myself included). Or times when we think, “Nothing I’m doing is working with my kid (or husband, wife, sister, bestie, aunt, grandma, well…you get the idea)!” We delude ourselves into thinking everyone else has it all figured out. They don’t. And, it’s okay that you don’t. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, at a loss for how to help your loved one, or just unsure of the next steps in your relationship, therapy can help.
(816) 327-7519 View (816) 327-7519
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Carol Thoma-Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64131  (Online Only)
When life gets complicated, I am here to help you figure things out. Hello, I’m Carol Thoma-Perry, a Licensed Private Practice Psychotherapist. I have a strong belief in the resilience of people and would like to work with you to accomplish your goals and improve the quality of your life. My therapy style is caring, listening, and structuring treatment to fit your individual needs. I will be able to provide encouragement, affirmation, and keep you motivated even through difficult times. Pursuing your goals, guided by a therapist can provide an opportunity for emotional healing and life satisfaction.
When life gets complicated, I am here to help you figure things out. Hello, I’m Carol Thoma-Perry, a Licensed Private Practice Psychotherapist. I have a strong belief in the resilience of people and would like to work with you to accomplish your goals and improve the quality of your life. My therapy style is caring, listening, and structuring treatment to fit your individual needs. I will be able to provide encouragement, affirmation, and keep you motivated even through difficult times. Pursuing your goals, guided by a therapist can provide an opportunity for emotional healing and life satisfaction.
(816) 608-6153 View (816) 608-6153
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Melissa Schletzbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64118
Life can get messy. Our past experiences can impact our present lives and how we respond to the world around us. Maybe you've noticed feeling more on edge, disconnected from self and others around you. Or maybe you want to find a way to not let your past wounds hold you back from finding yourself and joy in life. No matter what your story has been so far, I am here to listen to you and help you re-discover yourself. Curious about taking the next step towards creating powerful changes in you life? Let's chat about it.
Life can get messy. Our past experiences can impact our present lives and how we respond to the world around us. Maybe you've noticed feeling more on edge, disconnected from self and others around you. Or maybe you want to find a way to not let your past wounds hold you back from finding yourself and joy in life. No matter what your story has been so far, I am here to listen to you and help you re-discover yourself. Curious about taking the next step towards creating powerful changes in you life? Let's chat about it.
(816) 239-3801 View (816) 239-3801
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Melissa Mazur
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, AS, CATP
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64131
Everyone's response to trauma is different. With years of experience working with survivors of abuse and neglect, my approach is personalized to align with your therapeutic goals. Working together, my purpose is to offer a safe and trusting environment to establish a variety of tools to enhance empowerment, self-awareness, reduce symptoms of emotional disturbances, and stress management skills.
Everyone's response to trauma is different. With years of experience working with survivors of abuse and neglect, my approach is personalized to align with your therapeutic goals. Working together, my purpose is to offer a safe and trusting environment to establish a variety of tools to enhance empowerment, self-awareness, reduce symptoms of emotional disturbances, and stress management skills.
(816) 323-8009 View (816) 323-8009
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Dr. Marcellis D Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153
I believe that understanding your own story is one of the bravest, most courageous things you can do. Everyone has their own unique journey and story to tell but the way we deal with certain roadblocks is not always as straightforward. Taking that story and turning it into your strength is an even bigger feat. It is a testament to our growth and courage to actively work to understand our emotions and create positive change. I am eager to hear your story and learn about your strengths, and the troubles that keep you up at night. You can count on me to have real conversations that guide you through these hardships.
I believe that understanding your own story is one of the bravest, most courageous things you can do. Everyone has their own unique journey and story to tell but the way we deal with certain roadblocks is not always as straightforward. Taking that story and turning it into your strength is an even bigger feat. It is a testament to our growth and courage to actively work to understand our emotions and create positive change. I am eager to hear your story and learn about your strengths, and the troubles that keep you up at night. You can count on me to have real conversations that guide you through these hardships.
(816) 323-5693 View (816) 323-5693
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Diana Bastien
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatments. I have great passion for helping children, teens & their families struggling with a variety of issues including OCD, PANS/PANDAS, anxiety, FNSD, tic disorders and Tourette's disorder, hoarding, panic attacks, school avoidance, skin-picking, and hair-pulling. I view each family as unique, and I aim to identify the most effective treatment available for each situation. I provide a supportive relationship and actively work with you and your child to reach your goals. Parents are an integral part of the treatment process.
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatments. I have great passion for helping children, teens & their families struggling with a variety of issues including OCD, PANS/PANDAS, anxiety, FNSD, tic disorders and Tourette's disorder, hoarding, panic attacks, school avoidance, skin-picking, and hair-pulling. I view each family as unique, and I aim to identify the most effective treatment available for each situation. I provide a supportive relationship and actively work with you and your child to reach your goals. Parents are an integral part of the treatment process.
(206) 495-6804 View (206) 495-6804
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Sandra Italiano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64106  (Online Only)
Life is not always easy. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help at times to work through the more challenging chapters of life. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whatever you may be struggling with, you should know there is hope for a better tomorrow. It takes courage to take the first step toward a more fulfilling and happier life, and I am honored to work with you on your healing journey. I currently do not accept insurance; however, I am in the process of becoming paneled with major insurance companies.
Life is not always easy. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help at times to work through the more challenging chapters of life. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whatever you may be struggling with, you should know there is hope for a better tomorrow. It takes courage to take the first step toward a more fulfilling and happier life, and I am honored to work with you on your healing journey. I currently do not accept insurance; however, I am in the process of becoming paneled with major insurance companies.
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Verena Fawzy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64111
Do you spend all of your energy focusing on other people's feelings or opinions that it feels impossible to consider your own feelings and needs? Is your goal to make sure everyone else is happy even if it means there's no time or space for you? Maybe the weight of people's expectations is heavy and exhausting, so exhausting it’s impacting your relationships with your partner, family, & yourself. It’s your turn. So many parts of you have been working hard for so long. Together, we can begin working towards experiencing yourself and your relationships as life-giving and authentic instead of draining. You deserve this.
Do you spend all of your energy focusing on other people's feelings or opinions that it feels impossible to consider your own feelings and needs? Is your goal to make sure everyone else is happy even if it means there's no time or space for you? Maybe the weight of people's expectations is heavy and exhausting, so exhausting it’s impacting your relationships with your partner, family, & yourself. It’s your turn. So many parts of you have been working hard for so long. Together, we can begin working towards experiencing yourself and your relationships as life-giving and authentic instead of draining. You deserve this.
(913) 228-3186 View (913) 228-3186

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO

10+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
82% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD
64% Life Coaching
64% Divorce

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna

How Therapists in Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City, MO see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Blue Hills Estates, Kansas City?

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.