Therapists in Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO

Photo of Emily Mendoza, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO
Emily Mendoza
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
Waitlist for new clients
Research has found that the most important aspect of effective therapy is how the client and therapist work together to meet the client's goals. All are welcome in my office - whether in person or virtually. Together, the client(s) and I will work together to create a treatment plan that best meets their needs and comfort level. Therapy is hard work and I will seek to honor that people often have to push through hard things before progress is made. My therapy approach is comprehensive - looking at how physical health, nutrition, sleep, relationships, and spiritual well-being come together to help a person be their best self.
Research has found that the most important aspect of effective therapy is how the client and therapist work together to meet the client's goals. All are welcome in my office - whether in person or virtually. Together, the client(s) and I will work together to create a treatment plan that best meets their needs and comfort level. Therapy is hard work and I will seek to honor that people often have to push through hard things before progress is made. My therapy approach is comprehensive - looking at how physical health, nutrition, sleep, relationships, and spiritual well-being come together to help a person be their best self.
(816) 653-3927 View (816) 653-3927
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Nicholas James Pinnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
Nick is a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma, and Motivational Interviewing. He has previously worked in community mental health providing individual therapy, group processing therapy, and substance recovery treatment. Nick enjoys working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and struggles related to everyday life. Nick’s style is eclectic, which utilizes therapeutic styles designed to best fit the needs of the individual while promoting a therapeutic structure.
Nick is a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma, and Motivational Interviewing. He has previously worked in community mental health providing individual therapy, group processing therapy, and substance recovery treatment. Nick enjoys working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and struggles related to everyday life. Nick’s style is eclectic, which utilizes therapeutic styles designed to best fit the needs of the individual while promoting a therapeutic structure.
(816) 653-3927 View (816) 653-3927
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Grace Stegall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114  (Online Only)
Hello! Welcome to my Psychology Today profile. I’m so glad you’re here. Taking steps to care for your mental health can seem like a daunting task. My aim is to offer you a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore and work toward the goals that hold significance for you. My focus is on domestic violence and trauma, and I provide therapy to individuals aged 20 and above. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practice into my work.
Hello! Welcome to my Psychology Today profile. I’m so glad you’re here. Taking steps to care for your mental health can seem like a daunting task. My aim is to offer you a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore and work toward the goals that hold significance for you. My focus is on domestic violence and trauma, and I provide therapy to individuals aged 20 and above. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practice into my work.
(816) 327-9650 View (816) 327-9650
Photo of Lori Schwartz, Psychologist in Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO
Lori Schwartz
Psychologist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
My specialty is working with patients with relationship concerns and adjustment to life circumstances. I enjoy working with young adults and couples and am a certifed sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have experience working with sexual dysfunctions and interpersonal concerns. I really enjoy working together with patients to analyze problems and am active in providing solutions to problems. Secondarily, I enjoy working with adults and children, evaluating educational and emotional concerns. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience.
My specialty is working with patients with relationship concerns and adjustment to life circumstances. I enjoy working with young adults and couples and am a certifed sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have experience working with sexual dysfunctions and interpersonal concerns. I really enjoy working together with patients to analyze problems and am active in providing solutions to problems. Secondarily, I enjoy working with adults and children, evaluating educational and emotional concerns. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience.
(816) 659-3290 View (816) 659-3290
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David Donovan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
I believe that mental health is a vital component in creating a complete and satisfying experience of personhood. It's as important to take care of your inner life and psychological well-being as it is to take care of your physical health. I feel that every individual is unique, and therefore every therapeutic relationship is unique. For counseling to be effective, it is essential that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and understood. The key ingredient for successful results in psychotherapy is a strong relationship between you and your therapist.
I believe that mental health is a vital component in creating a complete and satisfying experience of personhood. It's as important to take care of your inner life and psychological well-being as it is to take care of your physical health. I feel that every individual is unique, and therefore every therapeutic relationship is unique. For counseling to be effective, it is essential that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and understood. The key ingredient for successful results in psychotherapy is a strong relationship between you and your therapist.
(816) 282-6927 View (816) 282-6927
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Tyler Smiley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
I am a Counselor in Training who primarily works with adults experiencing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or interpersonal issues from family and relationships. I believe that mental health requires focusing not only on our thoughts and emotions, but also on our physical health and social relationships. I enjoys working collaboratively with clients because I understand that therapy must take a unique path for each individual.
I am a Counselor in Training who primarily works with adults experiencing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or interpersonal issues from family and relationships. I believe that mental health requires focusing not only on our thoughts and emotions, but also on our physical health and social relationships. I enjoys working collaboratively with clients because I understand that therapy must take a unique path for each individual.
(816) 408-3373 View (816) 408-3373
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Alyssa Strain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
Finding the right therapist for your child can be a stressful and exhausting process. It's important to find someone who is knowledgeable and is also able to create a space that feels comfortable and safe to allow your child to be vulnerable. As a therapist, I work hard to build a non-judgemental, trusting, accepting therapeutic connection with all of my clients. The therapy process is individualized and we will work together to identify and work towards your child's personalized goals so that they can feel like their best self!
Finding the right therapist for your child can be a stressful and exhausting process. It's important to find someone who is knowledgeable and is also able to create a space that feels comfortable and safe to allow your child to be vulnerable. As a therapist, I work hard to build a non-judgemental, trusting, accepting therapeutic connection with all of my clients. The therapy process is individualized and we will work together to identify and work towards your child's personalized goals so that they can feel like their best self!
(816) 542-2748 View (816) 542-2748
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Christie Fletcher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
Not accepting new clients
We are more than our issues and bad days, but bad days suck - especially when we have a lot of them. I have found exploring all parts of you - your identity, culture, environment, attachment-styles, history, perspective, and more - empowers you to build a life that helps you navigate bad days in a way that feels "better" to you. I am a trauma-informed counselor that has walked through a wide variety of concerns, diagnoses, lifestyles, and experiences with my clients. I have found a love for working with teenagers, college students, relationships of all sorts, survivors of person-to-person harm, and transitions at any age.
We are more than our issues and bad days, but bad days suck - especially when we have a lot of them. I have found exploring all parts of you - your identity, culture, environment, attachment-styles, history, perspective, and more - empowers you to build a life that helps you navigate bad days in a way that feels "better" to you. I am a trauma-informed counselor that has walked through a wide variety of concerns, diagnoses, lifestyles, and experiences with my clients. I have found a love for working with teenagers, college students, relationships of all sorts, survivors of person-to-person harm, and transitions at any age.
(816) 466-5742 View (816) 466-5742
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Ryan Madrigal
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, S-MFT
Verified
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
Not accepting new clients
I want to work with you if you feel as though what you’re experiencing is too much to hold on your own. Or if you can notice what needs to change, but are unsure where to start or how to do so. I want to work with you if the last few months have felt harder than they ought to have been. I want to work with you if there’s even the slightest part of you that wonders if things can be better. Is your romantic relationship not feeling as fulfilling as it used to? Are you finding it harder to go about your day, slow your mind, or feel proud of yourself? Do you question if therapy is for you? If so, I want to work with you.
I want to work with you if you feel as though what you’re experiencing is too much to hold on your own. Or if you can notice what needs to change, but are unsure where to start or how to do so. I want to work with you if the last few months have felt harder than they ought to have been. I want to work with you if there’s even the slightest part of you that wonders if things can be better. Is your romantic relationship not feeling as fulfilling as it used to? Are you finding it harder to go about your day, slow your mind, or feel proud of yourself? Do you question if therapy is for you? If so, I want to work with you.
(816) 945-8096 View (816) 945-8096
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Taylor Magruder
MS, PLPC
Verified
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
I always say its important to go 'therapist shopping', because finding someone who you truly connect with will play a huge part in just how impactful therapy can be for you. Recognizing your need for support and starting therapy can be hard to do, which is why it is my goal to make you feel accepted and empowered as you take these important steps. Whether you are struggling with relationships, setting boundaries, people pleasing, or just managing all of the crazy things life throws your way, I am committed to providing a safe space where you feel seen, heard, and understood.
I always say its important to go 'therapist shopping', because finding someone who you truly connect with will play a huge part in just how impactful therapy can be for you. Recognizing your need for support and starting therapy can be hard to do, which is why it is my goal to make you feel accepted and empowered as you take these important steps. Whether you are struggling with relationships, setting boundaries, people pleasing, or just managing all of the crazy things life throws your way, I am committed to providing a safe space where you feel seen, heard, and understood.
(816) 339-4685 View (816) 339-4685
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Ellie Mental Health - Kansas City
Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
At Ellie Mental Health, we pride ourselves on achieving provider diversity of identity and skills so that our team can see clients for wide ranges and combinations of issues. Our providers see children, adults, couples, and families. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. Ellie strives to find the perfect provider that you can vibe with, whether it is your first experience with therapy, or you've had services in the past.
At Ellie Mental Health, we pride ourselves on achieving provider diversity of identity and skills so that our team can see clients for wide ranges and combinations of issues. Our providers see children, adults, couples, and families. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. Ellie strives to find the perfect provider that you can vibe with, whether it is your first experience with therapy, or you've had services in the past.
(816) 839-9427 View (816) 839-9427
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Chuck Franks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, CST, CST-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
My clients find it empowering to not just talk about a problem but also to create ways of coping through learning new skills and allowing new perspectives. I help clients who want to be truly authentic. Sexuality and the pursuit of our sexual health is important as we strive to integrate our expression into our relationships. I help individuals incorporate their true selves into their relationships. My specialties are sexual problems, issues of sexual identity/orientation, consensual non-monogamy, out of control sexual behavior more commonly known as sex or porn addiction.
My clients find it empowering to not just talk about a problem but also to create ways of coping through learning new skills and allowing new perspectives. I help clients who want to be truly authentic. Sexuality and the pursuit of our sexual health is important as we strive to integrate our expression into our relationships. I help individuals incorporate their true selves into their relationships. My specialties are sexual problems, issues of sexual identity/orientation, consensual non-monogamy, out of control sexual behavior more commonly known as sex or porn addiction.
(816) 925-9509 View (816) 925-9509

Online Therapists

Photo of Lily Siebert, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO
Lily Siebert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64112
If you are a human person looking to improve and understand your experiences with living, I am here to help. Whether this is your first experience with counseling or you are well-seasoned in the ways of talk therapy, I'm glad you are exploring the idea. Counseling can and will help work through things like depression, anxiety, trauma, body image issues, relationship concerns, general dissatisfaction with life, and numerous other bumps in the road.
If you are a human person looking to improve and understand your experiences with living, I am here to help. Whether this is your first experience with counseling or you are well-seasoned in the ways of talk therapy, I'm glad you are exploring the idea. Counseling can and will help work through things like depression, anxiety, trauma, body image issues, relationship concerns, general dissatisfaction with life, and numerous other bumps in the road.
(816) 239-3020 View (816) 239-3020
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Sha'era Messick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64157  (Online Only)
Do you have struggles with navigating grief & loss? Are you lacking motivation or the push you need to get through the day? Are you lacking self care and healthy coping skills to manage strong emotions related to the grief & loss? As a Certified Informed Grief specialist, I am skilled at helping my clients identify goals and providing them with support they need to navigate through difficult times and begin the journey to a healthier you!
Do you have struggles with navigating grief & loss? Are you lacking motivation or the push you need to get through the day? Are you lacking self care and healthy coping skills to manage strong emotions related to the grief & loss? As a Certified Informed Grief specialist, I am skilled at helping my clients identify goals and providing them with support they need to navigate through difficult times and begin the journey to a healthier you!
(816) 578-0662 View (816) 578-0662
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Gabi Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAYC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64109  (Online Only)
Gabi Goldstein is board-certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. With a career spanning since 2017, Gabi has demonstrated her expertise by providing mental health treatment across diverse settings, including acute-care facilities, residential placement, outpatient services, and private practice. Gabi is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and has prior experience serving as Clinical Director of a Mental Health Agency.
Gabi Goldstein is board-certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. With a career spanning since 2017, Gabi has demonstrated her expertise by providing mental health treatment across diverse settings, including acute-care facilities, residential placement, outpatient services, and private practice. Gabi is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and has prior experience serving as Clinical Director of a Mental Health Agency.
(765) 204-6399 View (765) 204-6399
Photo of Emily Viet, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO
Emily Viet
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64109
Sometimes life is hard. We experience stress, difficult experiences, wounding in relationships, and trauma along with many other experiences. We carry these with us and they show up in our daily lives - in our thoughts, emotions, physical body, relationships with others, relationship with our self. Maybe you've noticed feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Weighed down. Maybe anxious. Maybe you've noticed patterns in your relationships. Maybe physical discomfort and pain. Tension in your body. Maybe you're curious about what you're noticing. Or maybe you’re curious about who YOU are – the authentic you.
Sometimes life is hard. We experience stress, difficult experiences, wounding in relationships, and trauma along with many other experiences. We carry these with us and they show up in our daily lives - in our thoughts, emotions, physical body, relationships with others, relationship with our self. Maybe you've noticed feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Weighed down. Maybe anxious. Maybe you've noticed patterns in your relationships. Maybe physical discomfort and pain. Tension in your body. Maybe you're curious about what you're noticing. Or maybe you’re curious about who YOU are – the authentic you.
(816) 327-9194 View (816) 327-9194
Photo of Levi Sanders, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO
Levi Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64111
I am a firm believer that therapy is for everyone - no matter how scary and strange the process may be! In my safe environment, everyone will feel welcomed just as they are. Working through a trauma-informed lens, I have extensive training in working with fellow members of the LGBTQIA+ community, while utilizing clinical and evidence-based therapeutic modalities, using a secular approach. While I work with everyone of any age, I largely work with teens through their college years.
I am a firm believer that therapy is for everyone - no matter how scary and strange the process may be! In my safe environment, everyone will feel welcomed just as they are. Working through a trauma-informed lens, I have extensive training in working with fellow members of the LGBTQIA+ community, while utilizing clinical and evidence-based therapeutic modalities, using a secular approach. While I work with everyone of any age, I largely work with teens through their college years.
(913) 398-4167 View (913) 398-4167
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Peter Kilbreth Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, LSCSW
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64132
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals who have a desire for change with their mental health or are seeking quality of life improvements. Clients who are seeking to improve their lives and are seeking positive change or consultation. Clients issues can range from mental health needs, relationship issues, personal issues, medical disorders or problem-solving life issues. Clients desire long-term or short term change for the issues they are facing. Accountability for goals, desire for change, seek to problem solve, by learning coping strategies or finding solutions to satisfy one’s self-determination.
I work with individuals who have a desire for change with their mental health or are seeking quality of life improvements. Clients who are seeking to improve their lives and are seeking positive change or consultation. Clients issues can range from mental health needs, relationship issues, personal issues, medical disorders or problem-solving life issues. Clients desire long-term or short term change for the issues they are facing. Accountability for goals, desire for change, seek to problem solve, by learning coping strategies or finding solutions to satisfy one’s self-determination.
(913) 379-2016 View (913) 379-2016
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Dr. Luke Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64152  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
(314) 668-1760 View (314) 668-1760
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Janee V. Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108  (Online Only)
Do you have dreams but aren't actualizing them? Are you lacking motivation or the push you need to get across the finish line? I am skilled at helping my clients identify goals and providing them with support. Are you noticing a negative pattern in your relationships with others? Let me help you learn new communication strategies and a more effective way to resolve conflict. Have you found yourself changing in a way you don't like? I can help you develop healthy coping skills, identify changes that need to be made, become empowered, and motivated to live life to the fullest.
Do you have dreams but aren't actualizing them? Are you lacking motivation or the push you need to get across the finish line? I am skilled at helping my clients identify goals and providing them with support. Are you noticing a negative pattern in your relationships with others? Let me help you learn new communication strategies and a more effective way to resolve conflict. Have you found yourself changing in a way you don't like? I can help you develop healthy coping skills, identify changes that need to be made, become empowered, and motivated to live life to the fullest.
(816) 625-5426 View (816) 625-5426

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO

10+

Average cost per session

$112

Therapists in Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
83% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
75% Stress
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

55% Female
45% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ward Parkway, Kansas City?

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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.