Therapists in McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO

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Allison Suesse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I’m Allison and I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, & co-occurring addictions in a warm, inclusive & safe environment. We all have experiences from our past that have had a fragmenting impact on our lives, but the past doesn't have to define who we are or dictate who we are becoming. I believe you have an innate capacity to heal and grow into your best, most authentic self using therapy as a tool. Working together, we can identify ways of decreasing your symptoms, increasing your coping skills, addressing root cause(s), & most importantly, shifting self-sabotaging and/or addictive behavioral patterns.
Welcome! I’m Allison and I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, & co-occurring addictions in a warm, inclusive & safe environment. We all have experiences from our past that have had a fragmenting impact on our lives, but the past doesn't have to define who we are or dictate who we are becoming. I believe you have an innate capacity to heal and grow into your best, most authentic self using therapy as a tool. Working together, we can identify ways of decreasing your symptoms, increasing your coping skills, addressing root cause(s), & most importantly, shifting self-sabotaging and/or addictive behavioral patterns.
(314) 866-4173 View (314) 866-4173
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Emily Klamer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I work with individuals who are seeking depth in their lives and in their therapy. I have worked with medical professionals, social workers, and psychotherapists; artists and writers; professors, clergy, and community organizers, and folks struggling with inhibition, trauma, depression, or anxiety. A common thread is a recognition that we all need support identifying our blind spots, and that increased understanding and self-awareness can lead to an increased sense of agency, self-compassion, and purpose in our lives.
I work with individuals who are seeking depth in their lives and in their therapy. I have worked with medical professionals, social workers, and psychotherapists; artists and writers; professors, clergy, and community organizers, and folks struggling with inhibition, trauma, depression, or anxiety. A common thread is a recognition that we all need support identifying our blind spots, and that increased understanding and self-awareness can lead to an increased sense of agency, self-compassion, and purpose in our lives.
(314) 310-3840 View (314) 310-3840
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Mary C Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, Yoga, Reiki, Breath
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
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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KEYte to Change EMDR, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Have you experienced trauma in your life and seem to struggle with the same situations over and over, not knowing how to stop the vicious cycle. Are your emotions problematic, do you repeat unhealthy behaviors, relationships, have an onslaught of negative thoughts and no matter how successful you have become, you feel like a fake, insecure and if people really knew? How many times have you promised that you will stop, alcohol, drugs and really mean it, want it, yet once again fall short. As a veteran, were you in combat, was your military experience depleting, anxiety provoking and your life never the same? What keeps you stuck?
Have you experienced trauma in your life and seem to struggle with the same situations over and over, not knowing how to stop the vicious cycle. Are your emotions problematic, do you repeat unhealthy behaviors, relationships, have an onslaught of negative thoughts and no matter how successful you have become, you feel like a fake, insecure and if people really knew? How many times have you promised that you will stop, alcohol, drugs and really mean it, want it, yet once again fall short. As a veteran, were you in combat, was your military experience depleting, anxiety provoking and your life never the same? What keeps you stuck?
(314) 652-3538 View (314) 652-3538
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Gianna R Shockley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
My ideal client is a young person navigating the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood, grappling with issues of identity, friendship, and the transition to maturity. Whether it's understanding their present circumstances, managing perceptions from family and society, or honing new life skills, I am here to offer guidance and support. I welcome those from marginalized backgrounds, helping them find affirmation and insight into how their race, gender, or sexual orientation intersects with their mental well-being.
My ideal client is a young person navigating the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood, grappling with issues of identity, friendship, and the transition to maturity. Whether it's understanding their present circumstances, managing perceptions from family and society, or honing new life skills, I am here to offer guidance and support. I welcome those from marginalized backgrounds, helping them find affirmation and insight into how their race, gender, or sexual orientation intersects with their mental well-being.
(636) 923-8142 View (636) 923-8142
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Nikki Hurless
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
My name is Nikki, welcome to my practice! Book with me now by clicking on my website. You've been stuck in the same pattern for a long time now, and it's time for things to change. You know the life you're living now isn't the one you want forever. You're ready to put in the work to find a new purpose, a new journey, a new lifestyle. I don't have all the answers, but I will hold space for you as you grow and learn to find your inner power and strengths.
My name is Nikki, welcome to my practice! Book with me now by clicking on my website. You've been stuck in the same pattern for a long time now, and it's time for things to change. You know the life you're living now isn't the one you want forever. You're ready to put in the work to find a new purpose, a new journey, a new lifestyle. I don't have all the answers, but I will hold space for you as you grow and learn to find your inner power and strengths.
(682) 345-9362 View (682) 345-9362
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Meghan Gaffney
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
As someone who values genuineness, compassion, and transparency, I aim to create a space where clients can be vulnerable and authentically themselves. I feel healing occurs when client’s feel seen, supported, and validated. You can expect curiosity, passion, and informality to show up in my approach. I believe in meeting each client at where they're at in their journey. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, communication problems, and adjustment issues.
As someone who values genuineness, compassion, and transparency, I aim to create a space where clients can be vulnerable and authentically themselves. I feel healing occurs when client’s feel seen, supported, and validated. You can expect curiosity, passion, and informality to show up in my approach. I believe in meeting each client at where they're at in their journey. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, communication problems, and adjustment issues.
(314) 310-1870 View (314) 310-1870
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Trecia K Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Not accepting new clients
You are tired of fighting, having to explain yourself, being disappointed, and grieving the life you planned as a child. Parenting is one of the HARDEST and most fulfilling experiences that one can have in this lifetime, but it can sometimes feel like a constant battle. If you toss in co-parenting with an ex-partner, trying to integrate a new partner into your "ready-made" family, and/or being a caregiver to a family member due to unfavorable circumstances, things get a lot more complicated. Being the child in these situations, can be even harder to navigate because everything can feel so unstable. All of it feels exhausting!
You are tired of fighting, having to explain yourself, being disappointed, and grieving the life you planned as a child. Parenting is one of the HARDEST and most fulfilling experiences that one can have in this lifetime, but it can sometimes feel like a constant battle. If you toss in co-parenting with an ex-partner, trying to integrate a new partner into your "ready-made" family, and/or being a caregiver to a family member due to unfavorable circumstances, things get a lot more complicated. Being the child in these situations, can be even harder to navigate because everything can feel so unstable. All of it feels exhausting!
(314) 309-3367 View (314) 309-3367
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Lynne Short
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I believe that no matter what age you are, most emotional struggles stem from a feeling of disconnection - from self, family and friends, or the world in general. You may feel as if you aren't yourself lately, or as if relationships have become difficult to navigate. Possibly you're having a hard time staying present and engaging in the world around you. If you are seeking therapy for your child or your teen, it may seem as if their behaviors or reactions don't match up to the situation they are in. Feeling seen, heard, and understood in therapy can allow adults and children to build or repair connections to self and others.
I believe that no matter what age you are, most emotional struggles stem from a feeling of disconnection - from self, family and friends, or the world in general. You may feel as if you aren't yourself lately, or as if relationships have become difficult to navigate. Possibly you're having a hard time staying present and engaging in the world around you. If you are seeking therapy for your child or your teen, it may seem as if their behaviors or reactions don't match up to the situation they are in. Feeling seen, heard, and understood in therapy can allow adults and children to build or repair connections to self and others.
(314) 582-3403 View (314) 582-3403
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Moira Killoran
PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I work with clients seeking deep and transformative healing. Together, we hold space to witness your inner world with curiosity and compassion to guide the once disconnected parts of you back to your self. Through this work, we support your system in releasing the burdens you have carried to reinstate a sense of wholeness and knowing. I am trans and queer affirming, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressionist.
I work with clients seeking deep and transformative healing. Together, we hold space to witness your inner world with curiosity and compassion to guide the once disconnected parts of you back to your self. Through this work, we support your system in releasing the burdens you have carried to reinstate a sense of wholeness and knowing. I am trans and queer affirming, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressionist.
(314) 461-1748 View (314) 461-1748
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Katie Killeen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
You are ready for therapy. You're feeling helpless, unworthy, unfulfilled, and anxious. Connection and joy are brief and seem out of reach. You’re exhausted from unmet needs, chronic caretaking, traumatic triggers, or feelings of shame. Maybe you yearn to be known by your partner, friends, and community. You want to tell a new story with your life, nurture a space of inner peace, or return to the love you once felt in your relationship. You yearn to connect more authentically with your body, your world, and the people in it.
You are ready for therapy. You're feeling helpless, unworthy, unfulfilled, and anxious. Connection and joy are brief and seem out of reach. You’re exhausted from unmet needs, chronic caretaking, traumatic triggers, or feelings of shame. Maybe you yearn to be known by your partner, friends, and community. You want to tell a new story with your life, nurture a space of inner peace, or return to the love you once felt in your relationship. You yearn to connect more authentically with your body, your world, and the people in it.
(314) 671-0710 View (314) 671-0710
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Desley Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I am extremely passionate about helping those in need and feel it is an honor to be a part of someone's journey through therapy. I truly enjoy supporting others in finding and becoming the very best version of themselves. I think it is important that my clients feel heard and understood and I strive to create a therapeutic environment where my clients can feel safe to be their authentic selves. I have spent the majority of my career working with children, youth, adults, and families in various capacities. I have a strong background in trauma, family dynamics, child development, foster care, adoption, and mental health of all ages.
I am extremely passionate about helping those in need and feel it is an honor to be a part of someone's journey through therapy. I truly enjoy supporting others in finding and becoming the very best version of themselves. I think it is important that my clients feel heard and understood and I strive to create a therapeutic environment where my clients can feel safe to be their authentic selves. I have spent the majority of my career working with children, youth, adults, and families in various capacities. I have a strong background in trauma, family dynamics, child development, foster care, adoption, and mental health of all ages.
(314) 907-3710 View (314) 907-3710
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Libby Ryan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Do you feel like no matter what you do it’s never good enough? Even though you’re working hard, you’re pushing forward, you feel inadequate and unseen? Do you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Are you getting stuck in cycles of thought that bring you down and make you feel out of touch with yourself? It's so exhausting. You just wish you could make the people in your life understand the burden you're carrying. What if you could just be your authentic self and experience joy more often?
Do you feel like no matter what you do it’s never good enough? Even though you’re working hard, you’re pushing forward, you feel inadequate and unseen? Do you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Are you getting stuck in cycles of thought that bring you down and make you feel out of touch with yourself? It's so exhausting. You just wish you could make the people in your life understand the burden you're carrying. What if you could just be your authentic self and experience joy more often?
(314) 804-0739 View (314) 804-0739
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Dr. Claire Martin - Spring To Life Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We have all experienced adversities at some point in our life; sometimes these adversities leave us defeated, wondering how we can gather our strengths to move pass these falls. The journey seems unpredictable at times and we forget that we have what it takes within us to recover from those adversities. As your counselor, my goal is to be alongside you in this journey of searching for the strength that is within you to not only overcome these adversities but also to help you understand how you’ve come to develop these patterns of behaviors that no longer serve you well.
We have all experienced adversities at some point in our life; sometimes these adversities leave us defeated, wondering how we can gather our strengths to move pass these falls. The journey seems unpredictable at times and we forget that we have what it takes within us to recover from those adversities. As your counselor, my goal is to be alongside you in this journey of searching for the strength that is within you to not only overcome these adversities but also to help you understand how you’ve come to develop these patterns of behaviors that no longer serve you well.
(314) 876-8592 View (314) 876-8592
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Dr. Christine Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
"It's okay not to be okay!" Sometimes all you need is to give yourself permission to not be okay. There are moments in our lives when facing issues alone is not enough and it becomes difficult to navigate life's circumstances. That's where I step in. If you are suffering from trauma, grief, life stressors, relationship conflict, depression, or anxiety, I work with you at your point of need.
"It's okay not to be okay!" Sometimes all you need is to give yourself permission to not be okay. There are moments in our lives when facing issues alone is not enough and it becomes difficult to navigate life's circumstances. That's where I step in. If you are suffering from trauma, grief, life stressors, relationship conflict, depression, or anxiety, I work with you at your point of need.
(573) 260-1603 View (573) 260-1603
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Integrated Change Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EMDR
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Waitlist for new clients
Please email all inquiries! Are you looking for a more authentic, relational experience with a counselor? Looking to deep dive into your mental health? We are a group private practice striving to provide a genuine, open, and trusting experience with in-depth therapeutic work. We work closely with my clients to achieve their goals while also encouraging them to challenge themselves to grow. We believe that healing occurs with the right support and validation, genuine connection with others, and unconditional acceptance. It's important to bring ourselves as we are to therapy with our full range of emotions (anger, sadness, and humor!)
Please email all inquiries! Are you looking for a more authentic, relational experience with a counselor? Looking to deep dive into your mental health? We are a group private practice striving to provide a genuine, open, and trusting experience with in-depth therapeutic work. We work closely with my clients to achieve their goals while also encouraging them to challenge themselves to grow. We believe that healing occurs with the right support and validation, genuine connection with others, and unconditional acceptance. It's important to bring ourselves as we are to therapy with our full range of emotions (anger, sadness, and humor!)
(314) 742-8210 View (314) 742-8210
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Christopher Vollmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSW-G, ACHP-SW, CDP, PEL
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Life can be difficult. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and to lose our sense of well-being and security. We look around each day and wonder why other people seem to have no trouble living life free from the sort of difficulties with which we struggle. We can begin to feel hopeless. But there is something inside each and every one of us, something beautiful and strong that cannot be touched by our trauma and recurring troubles, but can be obscured by them. Reconnecting with this part of ourselves in a safe, healing atmosphere can help us meet life’s challenges with a greater measure of peace with ourselves and the world.
Life can be difficult. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and to lose our sense of well-being and security. We look around each day and wonder why other people seem to have no trouble living life free from the sort of difficulties with which we struggle. We can begin to feel hopeless. But there is something inside each and every one of us, something beautiful and strong that cannot be touched by our trauma and recurring troubles, but can be obscured by them. Reconnecting with this part of ourselves in a safe, healing atmosphere can help us meet life’s challenges with a greater measure of peace with ourselves and the world.
(618) 230-4620 View (618) 230-4620
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Diana Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
"Leave me alone", "You don't get it", "It's not the same as when you were a kid". Parenting can feel insurmountable, but for teens who feel misunderstood, alone, helpless, or afraid, talking to a parent may feel intimidating or counterintuitive. As a parent, grandparent, single parent, co parent, god parent, extended relative you may feel that you have run out of ideas and things to try. You have options! Contact me to help bridge the communication gap between you and your teen/tween. We already have one thing in common and that's wanting the best for you and your family!
"Leave me alone", "You don't get it", "It's not the same as when you were a kid". Parenting can feel insurmountable, but for teens who feel misunderstood, alone, helpless, or afraid, talking to a parent may feel intimidating or counterintuitive. As a parent, grandparent, single parent, co parent, god parent, extended relative you may feel that you have run out of ideas and things to try. You have options! Contact me to help bridge the communication gap between you and your teen/tween. We already have one thing in common and that's wanting the best for you and your family!
(314) 912-2157 View (314) 912-2157
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Bryanna Bruger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
I offer therapy to adults with various mental health needs, including age-related and transition issues, anxiety and depression disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recently, I have honed my therapy skillset to provide evidence-based services to a select, underserved population of patients with functional neurological disorder (also known as conversion disorder, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, dissociative seizures, etc.) and their comorbid conditions (e.g., PTSD, depression, anxiety). Please contact me for an initial intake and together we can determine what treatment plan will be best for you!
I offer therapy to adults with various mental health needs, including age-related and transition issues, anxiety and depression disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recently, I have honed my therapy skillset to provide evidence-based services to a select, underserved population of patients with functional neurological disorder (also known as conversion disorder, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, dissociative seizures, etc.) and their comorbid conditions (e.g., PTSD, depression, anxiety). Please contact me for an initial intake and together we can determine what treatment plan will be best for you!
(848) 292-5912 View (848) 292-5912
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Alexis Short
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults. However, I really enjoy working with any individual that wants to explore their mental health or maybe just needs someone to talk to. I am here to help you express and process through many different ways such as art, games, talking, mindfulness exercises, and much more.
I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults. However, I really enjoy working with any individual that wants to explore their mental health or maybe just needs someone to talk to. I am here to help you express and process through many different ways such as art, games, talking, mindfulness exercises, and much more.
(314) 789-3047 View (314) 789-3047

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO

20+

Average cost per session

$135

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

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
89% Stress
85% Trauma and PTSD
81% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna

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

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
4% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in McKinley 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.