Therapists in Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO

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Alice Kinsella
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
6-8 sessions may be all you need. Do you often think/say to yourself: “I should know this?” “I’ve read all the self-help books.” “I’ve done therapy in the past.” "I was doing great." “What are you going to tell me that I don’t already know?” or "I have never done this before" I get it. I work with negative, self-limiting beliefs and past traumas that may be holding you back.
6-8 sessions may be all you need. Do you often think/say to yourself: “I should know this?” “I’ve read all the self-help books.” “I’ve done therapy in the past.” "I was doing great." “What are you going to tell me that I don’t already know?” or "I have never done this before" I get it. I work with negative, self-limiting beliefs and past traumas that may be holding you back.
(314) 328-7516 View (314) 328-7516
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Leah Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Leah Gregory is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2016. She obtained her Bachelor in Social Work from Missouri State University and her Master in Social Worker from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Leah aims to provide a safe, unconditionally supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel vulnerable and empowered to heal and grow. She is here to be present with you through your deepest struggles, listen to your most difficult feelings, and work through the challenges you are facing.
Leah Gregory is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2016. She obtained her Bachelor in Social Work from Missouri State University and her Master in Social Worker from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Leah aims to provide a safe, unconditionally supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel vulnerable and empowered to heal and grow. She is here to be present with you through your deepest struggles, listen to your most difficult feelings, and work through the challenges you are facing.
(314) 834-7237 View (314) 834-7237
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Eva Sedjo
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR, LPC
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Eva Sedjo is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2021. She has an MA in Art Therapy Counseling. Eva provides art therapy and talk therapy services to a variety of populations and target areas, including eating disorder treatment, LGBTQIA+ folks, and youth/young adult services. She brings a curious and playful attitude as well as the clinical skill sets to support behavior change and explore the psychological facilitating factors to the presenting problems.
Eva Sedjo is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2021. She has an MA in Art Therapy Counseling. Eva provides art therapy and talk therapy services to a variety of populations and target areas, including eating disorder treatment, LGBTQIA+ folks, and youth/young adult services. She brings a curious and playful attitude as well as the clinical skill sets to support behavior change and explore the psychological facilitating factors to the presenting problems.
(314) 907-2976 View (314) 907-2976
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Ciarra Yancey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Ciarra Yancey, LPC works with individuals 4-25 years of age. She has worked with a variety of children and their families which include working with individuals in the foster care system, children who have experienced significant trauma, and children with behavioral and emotional disorders. She has also worked with children on the autism spectrum in a school setting. Ciarra is passionate about working with children and their families to help them build strong, trusting relationships. She believes that healthy relationships are key to living happy, fulfilling lives.
Ciarra Yancey, LPC works with individuals 4-25 years of age. She has worked with a variety of children and their families which include working with individuals in the foster care system, children who have experienced significant trauma, and children with behavioral and emotional disorders. She has also worked with children on the autism spectrum in a school setting. Ciarra is passionate about working with children and their families to help them build strong, trusting relationships. She believes that healthy relationships are key to living happy, fulfilling lives.
(314) 970-4224 View (314) 970-4224
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Kaitlyn LeMasters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Kaitlyn LeMasters, LCSW Kaitlyn LeMasters is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2022. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Kaitlyn believes in creating a safe space to explore emotions, developing new insights, and building new skills to improve overall mental health and quality of life. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys exercise, reading, and spending time with loved ones.
Kaitlyn LeMasters, LCSW Kaitlyn LeMasters is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2022. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Kaitlyn believes in creating a safe space to explore emotions, developing new insights, and building new skills to improve overall mental health and quality of life. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys exercise, reading, and spending time with loved ones.
(314) 742-9671 View (314) 742-9671
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Mary Benhoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Mary is a counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Lindenwood University with a Masters in Professional Counseling. Mary believes in Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her main areas of focus include Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD. In her spare time, Mary enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.
Mary is a counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Lindenwood University with a Masters in Professional Counseling. Mary believes in Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her main areas of focus include Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD. In her spare time, Mary enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.
(314) 274-1793 View (314) 274-1793
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Ronya Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Ronya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience providing therapy services. Ronya was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri in 2006. She also received her master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Missouri in 2007. Ronya believes in a therapeutic style that is genuine and honest. She provides an atmosphere in which clients can communicate feelings with an awareness that they are being understood rather than judged.
Ronya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience providing therapy services. Ronya was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri in 2006. She also received her master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Missouri in 2007. Ronya believes in a therapeutic style that is genuine and honest. She provides an atmosphere in which clients can communicate feelings with an awareness that they are being understood rather than judged.
(314) 742-9243 View (314) 742-9243
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Jess Cowl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Jess is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults working through anxiety, depression, struggles with self-esteem, struggles with school/work-life balance, and those surviving intimate partner violence. She also has extensive experience in providing level-of-care assessment, and working with families to identify the right intensity of treatment needed. Jess believes that taking the time to get to know her clients is essential for success in therapy, understanding that our values drive who we are and who we want to be.
Jess is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults working through anxiety, depression, struggles with self-esteem, struggles with school/work-life balance, and those surviving intimate partner violence. She also has extensive experience in providing level-of-care assessment, and working with families to identify the right intensity of treatment needed. Jess believes that taking the time to get to know her clients is essential for success in therapy, understanding that our values drive who we are and who we want to be.
(312) 945-0780 View (312) 945-0780
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Joy Hathaway
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Joy Hathaway, LPC Joy Hathaway is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Joy enjoys working with people to find the best path for them, personally, to help them move their lives forward. Her approach is based mostly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incorporating elements from ACT, DBT, strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed.
Joy Hathaway, LPC Joy Hathaway is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Joy enjoys working with people to find the best path for them, personally, to help them move their lives forward. Her approach is based mostly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incorporating elements from ACT, DBT, strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed.
(314) 907-0880 View (314) 907-0880
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Abby Claeys
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Not accepting new clients
As a foundation of my clinical work, I believe we are purposeful and intentional beings. We do things because they work (or did work) for us in some way. When these behaviors are no longer working we experience discomfort and stress within ourselves and in our relationships. Often this distress manifests itself in symptoms such as anxiety and depression, or physical health concerns such as headaches, gastrointestinal problems, or pain. Because of this, I acknowledge the importance of addressing each client in a holistic way, honoring the connection between our mind and body.
As a foundation of my clinical work, I believe we are purposeful and intentional beings. We do things because they work (or did work) for us in some way. When these behaviors are no longer working we experience discomfort and stress within ourselves and in our relationships. Often this distress manifests itself in symptoms such as anxiety and depression, or physical health concerns such as headaches, gastrointestinal problems, or pain. Because of this, I acknowledge the importance of addressing each client in a holistic way, honoring the connection between our mind and body.
(314) 326-4834 View (314) 326-4834
Mary Lakey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate, feeling and caring counselor who will listen to your story with empathy and sensitivity. I work with individuals dealing with anxiety, stress, depression and anger as well as many other mental health issues. I counsel all populations including underprivileged, LGBTQIA, African Americans, veterans, homeless, unemployed, abused or the ill as well as people victimized by various forms of ageism, racism, sexism and other oppressions. My goal is to tenderly and gently assist clients with their troubles and issues such that they can regain confidence and self-esteem in efforts to live productive and fulfilling lives.
I am a compassionate, feeling and caring counselor who will listen to your story with empathy and sensitivity. I work with individuals dealing with anxiety, stress, depression and anger as well as many other mental health issues. I counsel all populations including underprivileged, LGBTQIA, African Americans, veterans, homeless, unemployed, abused or the ill as well as people victimized by various forms of ageism, racism, sexism and other oppressions. My goal is to tenderly and gently assist clients with their troubles and issues such that they can regain confidence and self-esteem in efforts to live productive and fulfilling lives.
(314) 626-0511 View (314) 626-0511
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Melissa V Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139  (Online Only)
We all need help sometimes. Are you struggling with anxiety, trauma, life changes, issues around gender and/or sexual orientation, or relationships with unhealthy dynamics? I help people to work through things that may be getting in the way of what they want for their life. My hope for everyone is that they find more peace, strength, and joy in life. If you happen to be looking for early morning appointment times, I recently shifted my schedule and have multiple early times open.
We all need help sometimes. Are you struggling with anxiety, trauma, life changes, issues around gender and/or sexual orientation, or relationships with unhealthy dynamics? I help people to work through things that may be getting in the way of what they want for their life. My hope for everyone is that they find more peace, strength, and joy in life. If you happen to be looking for early morning appointment times, I recently shifted my schedule and have multiple early times open.
(314) 485-4767 View (314) 485-4767
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Virginia Eldridge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Struggling with stress, sadness or hopelessness even grief? Feeling like your best isn't good enough, tired and beat down? You are not alone, I am here to help. As a therapist, you'll find I'm empathetic, non-judgmental and provide a safe place where adults can lay their heart and soul. As a client you will experience the butterfly effect. Which involves you acknowledging what needs to change, accepting you're a part of the change and taking ownership of your power to change. Together we will navigate through the difficult times creating balance and defining your purpose.
Struggling with stress, sadness or hopelessness even grief? Feeling like your best isn't good enough, tired and beat down? You are not alone, I am here to help. As a therapist, you'll find I'm empathetic, non-judgmental and provide a safe place where adults can lay their heart and soul. As a client you will experience the butterfly effect. Which involves you acknowledging what needs to change, accepting you're a part of the change and taking ownership of your power to change. Together we will navigate through the difficult times creating balance and defining your purpose.
(314) 230-9430 View (314) 230-9430
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Front Desk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
1 Endorsed
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Parenting Compass is a monthly support group providing insight, education, and collaboration for parents and caretakers. This group offers support and direction for parents during their children's adolescent and young adult years. Parenting Compass is meant for all parents/caretakers raising adolescents and young adult children between the ages of 12 and 21. The group explores different topic each month, including adolescent development and typical vs problem behaviors, increasing positive family communication, setting limits, and reducing destructive emotional behaviors—in kids AND parents!
Parenting Compass is a monthly support group providing insight, education, and collaboration for parents and caretakers. This group offers support and direction for parents during their children's adolescent and young adult years. Parenting Compass is meant for all parents/caretakers raising adolescents and young adult children between the ages of 12 and 21. The group explores different topic each month, including adolescent development and typical vs problem behaviors, increasing positive family communication, setting limits, and reducing destructive emotional behaviors—in kids AND parents!
(314) 384-3022 View (314) 384-3022
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Mary C Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, Yoga, Reiki, Breath
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Life is crazy, busy and complicated. Its layered with joys, sprinkled with heartache and everything in between. Life naturally takes its toll on us. Are you experiencing too much stress & overwhelm? Are your "go-to" tools just not working? What would it feel like if you had a place of calm and steady within, during life's turns? As a therapist, teacher, yoga instructor, and Reiki Master I offer my passion and what I have found most helpful personally and professionally. A path to slow and find your center. When life's "weather" hits, have a place within to navigate with calm. Increase and enhance your own well-being.
Life is crazy, busy and complicated. Its layered with joys, sprinkled with heartache and everything in between. Life naturally takes its toll on us. Are you experiencing too much stress & overwhelm? Are your "go-to" tools just not working? What would it feel like if you had a place of calm and steady within, during life's turns? As a therapist, teacher, yoga instructor, and Reiki Master I offer my passion and what I have found most helpful personally and professionally. A path to slow and find your center. When life's "weather" hits, have a place within to navigate with calm. Increase and enhance your own well-being.
(314) 488-2149 View (314) 488-2149
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Michelle Salois
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RN, AAMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Michelle enjoys working with Couples in distress, Individuals who are wanting to resolve problems expressing as depression, anxiety or problematic behaviors and Parent Guidance for children's problems within Family therapy. With past experience in Nursing and an undergraduate degree in Theology; Michelle approaches counseling with a broad understanding of what in a person's life and relationships might need a new kind of balance or understanding so that emotions can be healed, behaviors changed and relationships renewed. Michelle strives to combine a tender supportiveness with confident guidance to help people move actively towards their goals.
Michelle enjoys working with Couples in distress, Individuals who are wanting to resolve problems expressing as depression, anxiety or problematic behaviors and Parent Guidance for children's problems within Family therapy. With past experience in Nursing and an undergraduate degree in Theology; Michelle approaches counseling with a broad understanding of what in a person's life and relationships might need a new kind of balance or understanding so that emotions can be healed, behaviors changed and relationships renewed. Michelle strives to combine a tender supportiveness with confident guidance to help people move actively towards their goals.
(314) 786-3668 View (314) 786-3668
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Cathy Luebbering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
I work with those who are courageously facing pain and trauma in their lives. Perhaps you wonder if you can look at your own experiences... Maybe you fear being overwhelmed if you dare look. You may be thinking anxiety will overwhelm you. It need not be this way. Allow me to journey with you as you explore the questions tugging at you. You need not face them alone. Support is here; it is real. You CAN face these challenges, and you need not face them alone in the silence of your heart. Reach out now for the support you deserve.
I work with those who are courageously facing pain and trauma in their lives. Perhaps you wonder if you can look at your own experiences... Maybe you fear being overwhelmed if you dare look. You may be thinking anxiety will overwhelm you. It need not be this way. Allow me to journey with you as you explore the questions tugging at you. You need not face them alone. Support is here; it is real. You CAN face these challenges, and you need not face them alone in the silence of your heart. Reach out now for the support you deserve.
(314) 309-3431 View (314) 309-3431
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Matthew Sosa
MS, BCBA, CBS
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Behavior Analysis is a powerful science based modality that examines the behaviors that we all engage in on a daily basis. Being rooted deeply in science, that means we leave dreams and horoscopes at the door. Treatment is focused and purposeful, addressing both behavioral deficits and/or excesses. I offer specialization specifically in sexual behaviors (low desire, infidelity, impulse control etc). Clients will be asked to take data, which helps to ensure progress towards goals, and ensures skills developed in sessions are generalized outside of sessions, allowing you to be able to live your best life, even when services end.
Behavior Analysis is a powerful science based modality that examines the behaviors that we all engage in on a daily basis. Being rooted deeply in science, that means we leave dreams and horoscopes at the door. Treatment is focused and purposeful, addressing both behavioral deficits and/or excesses. I offer specialization specifically in sexual behaviors (low desire, infidelity, impulse control etc). Clients will be asked to take data, which helps to ensure progress towards goals, and ensures skills developed in sessions are generalized outside of sessions, allowing you to be able to live your best life, even when services end.
(702) 670-0440 View (702) 670-0440
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Brienna Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Brienna is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 5 years of experience. She is committed to helping children, adolescents, adults, and couples develop strategies for daily living that address their unique challenges. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and child behavioral issues. Brienna completed her Master's in Clinical Psychology at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.
Brienna is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 5 years of experience. She is committed to helping children, adolescents, adults, and couples develop strategies for daily living that address their unique challenges. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and child behavioral issues. Brienna completed her Master's in Clinical Psychology at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.
(314) 820-0811 View (314) 820-0811
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Cheyenne Bauman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63139
I know that finding the right therapist can feel like an overwhelming process. That is where I come in. My goal is to provide you with a safe place to feel seen and heard. A place to thrive not just survive. I believe that therapy is designed to reflect a sense of honor and respect for someone’s story to achieve not only symptom remission but also a deeper, long-lasting sense of healing. I am passionate about working with individuals to improve their quality of life, increase internal connection, implement adaptive skills, and better their relationships with others, food, body, and movement.
I know that finding the right therapist can feel like an overwhelming process. That is where I come in. My goal is to provide you with a safe place to feel seen and heard. A place to thrive not just survive. I believe that therapy is designed to reflect a sense of honor and respect for someone’s story to achieve not only symptom remission but also a deeper, long-lasting sense of healing. I am passionate about working with individuals to improve their quality of life, increase internal connection, implement adaptive skills, and better their relationships with others, food, body, and movement.
(314) 403-1998 View (314) 403-1998

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO

30+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
71% Life Transitions
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Self Esteem
65% Stress
61% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
90% Cigna and Evernorth
90% Optum

How Therapists in Clifton Heights, Saint Louis, MO see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clifton Heights, Saint Louis?

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.