Therapists in Bloomfield, NJ

Photo of Chery M Jones, Counselor in Bloomfield, NJ
Chery M Jones
Counselor, LAC, NCC, CSC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Not accepting new clients
Life and Relationships can be overwhelming but it is possible to overcome this, make adjustments, and live a more fulfilling and rewarding life. Counseling is provided to individuals, families & students through Online and In-Person. I help clients to develop healthy coping skills, thriving interpersonal relationships & emotional resiliency through mental health, skill acquisition and education. I have an eclectic approach combining CBT, DBT, REBT and Art Therapy Techniques.
Life and Relationships can be overwhelming but it is possible to overcome this, make adjustments, and live a more fulfilling and rewarding life. Counseling is provided to individuals, families & students through Online and In-Person. I help clients to develop healthy coping skills, thriving interpersonal relationships & emotional resiliency through mental health, skill acquisition and education. I have an eclectic approach combining CBT, DBT, REBT and Art Therapy Techniques.
(973) 274-8439 View (973) 274-8439
Photo of Joanna Perris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield, NJ
Joanna Perris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Patients can have the expectation of a safe, healthy environment that will allow them to use specific therapeutic approaches to take long-term control of a variety of issues. With a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Exposure Response Therapy (ERP), Action Commitment Therapy (ACT), and/or Solution-Focused Therapy, patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Interpersonal Issues will develop tools that will guide them beyond the walls of the therapy session.
Patients can have the expectation of a safe, healthy environment that will allow them to use specific therapeutic approaches to take long-term control of a variety of issues. With a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Exposure Response Therapy (ERP), Action Commitment Therapy (ACT), and/or Solution-Focused Therapy, patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Interpersonal Issues will develop tools that will guide them beyond the walls of the therapy session.
(917) 688-4038 View (917) 688-4038
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Jacques F Maitre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I am a graduate of the MSW program at San Jose State University, with a focus on health and mental health, and have been a practicing social worker since 1995. I have worked extensively with families coping with disability, loss, behavioral challenges, and interpersonal communication difficulties. Since coming to the East Coast, I have been working with people coping with chronic stress, illness, economic and social challenges, and vocational difficulties. I provide a warm and supportive environment for clients who seek to heal. In 2023, I became a certified Therapeutic Game Master.
I am a graduate of the MSW program at San Jose State University, with a focus on health and mental health, and have been a practicing social worker since 1995. I have worked extensively with families coping with disability, loss, behavioral challenges, and interpersonal communication difficulties. Since coming to the East Coast, I have been working with people coping with chronic stress, illness, economic and social challenges, and vocational difficulties. I provide a warm and supportive environment for clients who seek to heal. In 2023, I became a certified Therapeutic Game Master.
(862) 800-2513 View (862) 800-2513
Photo of Michael Guglielmino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield, NJ
Michael Guglielmino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I believe all people deserve to feel their best and realize their true potential. The individuals, couples, and families that come to me for therapy are often down and out, riddled with anxiety and conflict, and looking for a new lease on life. Using my years of experience and training and a variety of specialized skills and techniques, I help each of my clients find the strength within to overcome their personal challenges. I partner with my clients to discover what gets in the way of their happiness and inner peace and to rediscover the lives they want to live and to live them vibrantly!
I believe all people deserve to feel their best and realize their true potential. The individuals, couples, and families that come to me for therapy are often down and out, riddled with anxiety and conflict, and looking for a new lease on life. Using my years of experience and training and a variety of specialized skills and techniques, I help each of my clients find the strength within to overcome their personal challenges. I partner with my clients to discover what gets in the way of their happiness and inner peace and to rediscover the lives they want to live and to live them vibrantly!
(862) 276-2999 View (862) 276-2999
Photo of Dianne Cover: Teens, Adults, and Couples, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield, NJ
Dianne Cover: Teens, Adults, and Couples
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I focus on teens, adults, and couples suffering from anxiety, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, stress management, and grief. I work hard to create a calm, safe space where there is no room for judgement. In sessions, I utilize a strength-based, mindful approach to help each client reach their life goals. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
I focus on teens, adults, and couples suffering from anxiety, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, stress management, and grief. I work hard to create a calm, safe space where there is no room for judgement. In sessions, I utilize a strength-based, mindful approach to help each client reach their life goals. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
(973) 528-5661 View (973) 528-5661
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Soul Source Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I am a solution focused, licensed clinical psychologist that has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. I am drawn to the field of mental health because of my compassion, understanding and commitment to helping others. My approach to counseling is grounded in my trust and belief in the brilliance and resilience of the human spirit. I have a great zest for life, and would enjoy the privilege of supporting you in feeling your best, and living your life fully! I look forward to hearing from you.
I am a solution focused, licensed clinical psychologist that has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. I am drawn to the field of mental health because of my compassion, understanding and commitment to helping others. My approach to counseling is grounded in my trust and belief in the brilliance and resilience of the human spirit. I have a great zest for life, and would enjoy the privilege of supporting you in feeling your best, and living your life fully! I look forward to hearing from you.
(973) 528-7613 View (973) 528-7613
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Meredith Freeman-Wu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
As a psychotherapist, I believe that treatment is most effective when we feel comfortable, supported, heard and understood. My objective is to create a safe space in which I can collaborate with clients to identify problems and formulate solutions, develop coping skills, increase self-awareness and confidence, and ultimately support them in improving their own relationship with themselves while building strong, resilient relationships with others.
As a psychotherapist, I believe that treatment is most effective when we feel comfortable, supported, heard and understood. My objective is to create a safe space in which I can collaborate with clients to identify problems and formulate solutions, develop coping skills, increase self-awareness and confidence, and ultimately support them in improving their own relationship with themselves while building strong, resilient relationships with others.
(973) 791-5824 View (973) 791-5824
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Amy Edelstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I work with adolescents, adults, couples and parents struggling with overwhelming feelings, infertility, birth trauma, pregnancy/postpartum issues, trauma, anxiety, depression or general life obstacles. I believe that the way you view yourself, your relationships with others, and the world is a gateway to the therapeutic experience. My clients would describe my warmth, compassion, use of humor and realism as a recipe for connection and safety within our relationship. I am an active participant during sessions and willing to be vulnerable to move my client to a place of change.
I work with adolescents, adults, couples and parents struggling with overwhelming feelings, infertility, birth trauma, pregnancy/postpartum issues, trauma, anxiety, depression or general life obstacles. I believe that the way you view yourself, your relationships with others, and the world is a gateway to the therapeutic experience. My clients would describe my warmth, compassion, use of humor and realism as a recipe for connection and safety within our relationship. I am an active participant during sessions and willing to be vulnerable to move my client to a place of change.
(551) 239-1603 View (551) 239-1603
Photo of Minimah Rush: Couples, Adults, Teens, and Kids, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield, NJ
Minimah Rush: Couples, Adults, Teens, and Kids
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I am an African American therapist who loves working with high conflict couples and families as well as teens and adults. My clients come to me for help with things like: relationship and family issues, infidelity, nonmonagamy/polyamory, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, sexual abuse and assault, grief, and anger/stress management. When I work with teens, I make sure to involve the family. With my couples, I draw on the Gottman Method which promotes healthy communication, builds trust and increases emotional connection. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
I am an African American therapist who loves working with high conflict couples and families as well as teens and adults. My clients come to me for help with things like: relationship and family issues, infidelity, nonmonagamy/polyamory, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, sexual abuse and assault, grief, and anger/stress management. When I work with teens, I make sure to involve the family. With my couples, I draw on the Gottman Method which promotes healthy communication, builds trust and increases emotional connection. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
(973) 218-4641 View (973) 218-4641
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Naa Adoley M. Pappoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield, NJ 07003  (Online Only)
Are you a woman dealing with fertility issues? Are you struggling to conceive a child; going through fertility treatments; considering using donor eggs/sperm or surrogate; or even thinking about adoption or life without children? Have you been battling with feelings of frustration, depression, anxiety, hopelessness or worthlessness? Do you find the stresses associated with your fertility journey are beginning to impact your personal relationships, making them difficult to manage? Your family and friends offer their support but you still feel alone and isolated.
Are you a woman dealing with fertility issues? Are you struggling to conceive a child; going through fertility treatments; considering using donor eggs/sperm or surrogate; or even thinking about adoption or life without children? Have you been battling with feelings of frustration, depression, anxiety, hopelessness or worthlessness? Do you find the stresses associated with your fertility journey are beginning to impact your personal relationships, making them difficult to manage? Your family and friends offer their support but you still feel alone and isolated.
(862) 256-5581 View (862) 256-5581
Photo of Jenny Choi: Couples, Adults, Teens and Kids, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield, NJ
Jenny Choi: Couples, Adults, Teens and Kids
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I support clients navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, conflict, and addiction. I combine my belief in your unique strengths to adjust and heal with methods like mindfulness, coping skills, DBT-based emotion regulation, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With couples, I use Gottman Method couples counseling to increase emotional connection and resolve conflict. I also draw on my addiction treatment background to support clients and family members on recovery journeys. Healing doesn’t have to be lonely. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
I support clients navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, conflict, and addiction. I combine my belief in your unique strengths to adjust and heal with methods like mindfulness, coping skills, DBT-based emotion regulation, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With couples, I use Gottman Method couples counseling to increase emotional connection and resolve conflict. I also draw on my addiction treatment background to support clients and family members on recovery journeys. Healing doesn’t have to be lonely. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
(973) 858-5973 View (973) 858-5973
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Balanced Therapy Solutions LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (Telehealth only) No matter how difficult things are, we will work through it together! As an experienced psychotherapist, I have passionately worked with children, teens and families to develop healthy coping skills, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, reduce family conflict and implement effective behavioral management plans. With the understanding that every situation is unique, I tailor the therapeutic approach to each individual/family.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (Telehealth only) No matter how difficult things are, we will work through it together! As an experienced psychotherapist, I have passionately worked with children, teens and families to develop healthy coping skills, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, reduce family conflict and implement effective behavioral management plans. With the understanding that every situation is unique, I tailor the therapeutic approach to each individual/family.
(973) 281-4671 View (973) 281-4671
Photo of Jacob Berger: Adults, Couples and Teens, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield, NJ
Jacob Berger: Adults, Couples and Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I love helping teens, couples, and young men in their 20s/30s navigate things like ADHD, school-related issues, family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and self-harm. I use approaches like mindfulness, CBT, Gottman Method couples therapy, and Acceptance & Commitment (ACT) to help clients connect better with others, understand themselves, process emotions and trauma, and achieve personal and professional goals. When I work with teens, I always seek to partner with parents as my allies in the work. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
I love helping teens, couples, and young men in their 20s/30s navigate things like ADHD, school-related issues, family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and self-harm. I use approaches like mindfulness, CBT, Gottman Method couples therapy, and Acceptance & Commitment (ACT) to help clients connect better with others, understand themselves, process emotions and trauma, and achieve personal and professional goals. When I work with teens, I always seek to partner with parents as my allies in the work. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
(973) 737-9785 View (973) 737-9785
Photo of Fayon Drakeford, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bloomfield, NJ
Fayon Drakeford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Life can be challenging. Sometimes it's difficult to find the motivation and drive to accomplish your goals. Parenting is complicated and troublesome behaviors can be stressful. Pathway is here to help you learn healthy coping skills, improve communication and foster good behaviors from your child. We provide individual, family and group therapy to children, youth and their families to address a host of mental health concerns. Our time together will consist of identifying your strengths, patterns of behavior, challenging old beliefs and learning new ways of living. Pathway Counseling therapists are with you every step of the way.
Life can be challenging. Sometimes it's difficult to find the motivation and drive to accomplish your goals. Parenting is complicated and troublesome behaviors can be stressful. Pathway is here to help you learn healthy coping skills, improve communication and foster good behaviors from your child. We provide individual, family and group therapy to children, youth and their families to address a host of mental health concerns. Our time together will consist of identifying your strengths, patterns of behavior, challenging old beliefs and learning new ways of living. Pathway Counseling therapists are with you every step of the way.
(973) 860-3181 View (973) 860-3181
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Murphy Counseling & Consulting LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MHS-C, LCADC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003  (Online Only)
Over 30 years experience in the Human Services field: Marriage/Couples counseling, Separation Mediation, Multi-talent in Behavioral Health, Mental health Disorders, Substance abuse & Addiction disorders, and Co-occurring & Dual diagnosis disorders populations. Dedicated as a professional to ensure that the health and well being of the consumers are met and that each consumer receive the proper individualized treatment course of action with professional and ethical implementation. I also provide Tele-Therapy/Health sessions. I am also a Veteran of the Armed Forces "Army"..... And open to my brother & sister Veterans to server.
Over 30 years experience in the Human Services field: Marriage/Couples counseling, Separation Mediation, Multi-talent in Behavioral Health, Mental health Disorders, Substance abuse & Addiction disorders, and Co-occurring & Dual diagnosis disorders populations. Dedicated as a professional to ensure that the health and well being of the consumers are met and that each consumer receive the proper individualized treatment course of action with professional and ethical implementation. I also provide Tele-Therapy/Health sessions. I am also a Veteran of the Armed Forces "Army"..... And open to my brother & sister Veterans to server.
(973) 755-9295 View (973) 755-9295
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Tara L Moyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MFA
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003  (Online Only)
Teens and young adults trying to find their way in the world are under great pressure these days. I specialize in the transition from the last few years of high school to whatever comes next, and post-college transitions. Sometimes, young adults can be critical of themselves. They may struggle with relationships, uncertain of the rules for healthy versus unhealthy dynamics. They may feel alienated or have uncertain goals. Thought patterns might seem circular, annoying, or just unhelpful. ("Am I too much? I can't measure up, am not good enough.") I can help provide direction and guidance through these periods of transition.
Teens and young adults trying to find their way in the world are under great pressure these days. I specialize in the transition from the last few years of high school to whatever comes next, and post-college transitions. Sometimes, young adults can be critical of themselves. They may struggle with relationships, uncertain of the rules for healthy versus unhealthy dynamics. They may feel alienated or have uncertain goals. Thought patterns might seem circular, annoying, or just unhelpful. ("Am I too much? I can't measure up, am not good enough.") I can help provide direction and guidance through these periods of transition.
(973) 798-9325 View (973) 798-9325
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Danielle Tischer: Adults Teens Families
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I work with teens and adults. I specialize in helping you work through depression, anxiety, life transitions, and substance misuse. I utilize Motivational Interviewing which is a collaborative partnership designed to evoke the change you want to make. I focus on an individualized approach, utilizing Partnership, Acceptance, Compassion and Evocation to help you heal from trauma. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut with a focus in addiction issues. I currently offer Telehealth sessions Monday-Friday. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
I work with teens and adults. I specialize in helping you work through depression, anxiety, life transitions, and substance misuse. I utilize Motivational Interviewing which is a collaborative partnership designed to evoke the change you want to make. I focus on an individualized approach, utilizing Partnership, Acceptance, Compassion and Evocation to help you heal from trauma. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut with a focus in addiction issues. I currently offer Telehealth sessions Monday-Friday. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
(973) 447-8144 View (973) 447-8144
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Generations of Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Waitlist for new clients
At Generations of Change, we collaborate with individuals needing services to overcome challenges so that they may live more fulfilling and successful lives. Individual and Family Counseling services are available. Sessions are held in our offices where we focus on the individual and connecting you with the resources needed to grow. In order to effectively meet your individual therapeutic needs, our practice includes varying combinations of therapeutic modalities, with an overall focus on the importance of the relationship and the connection between the therapist and the client to ensure that you feel secure and heard.
At Generations of Change, we collaborate with individuals needing services to overcome challenges so that they may live more fulfilling and successful lives. Individual and Family Counseling services are available. Sessions are held in our offices where we focus on the individual and connecting you with the resources needed to grow. In order to effectively meet your individual therapeutic needs, our practice includes varying combinations of therapeutic modalities, with an overall focus on the importance of the relationship and the connection between the therapist and the client to ensure that you feel secure and heard.
(973) 755-9693 View (973) 755-9693
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Courtney Taylor: Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I love walking with women through challenging seasons of life, especially women navigating relationships and empowerment in midlife and those in their early 20s who are seeking meaning and trying to go deeper in self-awareness and insight. My clients come to me for things like relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, inner child work, setting boundaries, life transitions, emotional regulation, shame, and codependency. I also create a safe space for clients who wish to explore their healing journey through a faith-based lens. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
I love walking with women through challenging seasons of life, especially women navigating relationships and empowerment in midlife and those in their early 20s who are seeking meaning and trying to go deeper in self-awareness and insight. My clients come to me for things like relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, inner child work, setting boundaries, life transitions, emotional regulation, shame, and codependency. I also create a safe space for clients who wish to explore their healing journey through a faith-based lens. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
(973) 358-0968 View (973) 358-0968
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Liz Flores Farrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
I invite you to explore from a place of curiosity, exploration, safety, and compassion. I work primarily with adults who grew up in traumatized households, and as adults are nourishing their childhood selves. My approach is collaborative, relational, and holistic. I integrate Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Parts Work, Yoga, and Somatic techniques for Mind/ Body/Spirit integration. I am experienced with the Psychospiritual and non-ordinary states of consciousness and can support you with Spiritual emergence. This is a stigma-free zone for people with alternate forms of Spiritual practice.
I invite you to explore from a place of curiosity, exploration, safety, and compassion. I work primarily with adults who grew up in traumatized households, and as adults are nourishing their childhood selves. My approach is collaborative, relational, and holistic. I integrate Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Parts Work, Yoga, and Somatic techniques for Mind/ Body/Spirit integration. I am experienced with the Psychospiritual and non-ordinary states of consciousness and can support you with Spiritual emergence. This is a stigma-free zone for people with alternate forms of Spiritual practice.
(973) 828-0108 View (973) 828-0108

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bloomfield, NJ

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bloomfield, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
70% Life Transitions
69% Grief
69% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Bloomfield, NJ see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bloomfield?

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.