Therapists in Fairview, NJ

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Mindful Living Counseling & Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, NJ 07022
Mindful Living Counseling & Wellness Center, our aim is to help you achieve your best self and overcome obstacles that hinder your progress and growth. We work with a positive focus on each individual and provide a multicultural environment where compassionate support aligns with professional expertise. We're pleased to share that Marcela had the honor of being featured as an expert on a popular Telemundo television program, where she shared her insights and guidance. This recognition reflects the exceptional skills and knowledge of our practice in the field of psychology.
Mindful Living Counseling & Wellness Center, our aim is to help you achieve your best self and overcome obstacles that hinder your progress and growth. We work with a positive focus on each individual and provide a multicultural environment where compassionate support aligns with professional expertise. We're pleased to share that Marcela had the honor of being featured as an expert on a popular Telemundo television program, where she shared her insights and guidance. This recognition reflects the exceptional skills and knowledge of our practice in the field of psychology.
(551) 257-0738 View (551) 257-0738

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Lisa Sbahia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, ACS, CCTP
Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
I am a psychotherapist who specializes in working with adults with a history of trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, psychosocial issues and addiction. I use evidence-based treatment modalities, including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as frameworks to build on effective coping skills. Using a person-centered approach, I focus on the therapeutic alliance to foster a safe environment in therapy. I also specialize in the use of body and breath work to address trauma responses.
I am a psychotherapist who specializes in working with adults with a history of trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, psychosocial issues and addiction. I use evidence-based treatment modalities, including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as frameworks to build on effective coping skills. Using a person-centered approach, I focus on the therapeutic alliance to foster a safe environment in therapy. I also specialize in the use of body and breath work to address trauma responses.
(551) 296-5265 View (551) 296-5265
Eli M Forman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Leonia, NJ 07605
Licensed as MFT (NJ, MD, CA) and LPC (MD, PA) and MHC (NY). Extensive cognitive-behavioral experience as a Certified Anxiety Disorders Specialist (NACBT, ADAA) and Master Addictions Counselor (MAC). Certified as a school psychologist (NY/NJ). Skilled in the use of sex therapy, clinical hypnosis for anxiety, panic disorder, OCD and PTSD. Modalities include: long and short-term crisis intervention; cognitive-behavioral (with/without) ancillary psycho-pharmacological treatment. Children/adolescents/adults. All insurance accepted. Sliding scale with flexible fee schedule. Diplomate: clinical hypnosis: psychotherapy, and sex therapy, AASECT: Nationally certified psychologist.
Licensed as MFT (NJ, MD, CA) and LPC (MD, PA) and MHC (NY). Extensive cognitive-behavioral experience as a Certified Anxiety Disorders Specialist (NACBT, ADAA) and Master Addictions Counselor (MAC). Certified as a school psychologist (NY/NJ). Skilled in the use of sex therapy, clinical hypnosis for anxiety, panic disorder, OCD and PTSD. Modalities include: long and short-term crisis intervention; cognitive-behavioral (with/without) ancillary psycho-pharmacological treatment. Children/adolescents/adults. All insurance accepted. Sliding scale with flexible fee schedule. Diplomate: clinical hypnosis: psychotherapy, and sex therapy, AASECT: Nationally certified psychologist.
(201) 283-8068 View (201) 283-8068
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Deborah G Schuster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Too often individuals & couples self-impose obstacles to their own happiness. Within a warm, caring atmosphere, I endeavor to help rid clients of these roadblocks--to get them unstuck from repetitive, unproductive behaviors and/or relational patterns so that they may move on to richer fuller lives. While nurturing & supportive, I am active & solution focused, concentrating on the present with an understanding of the past.
Too often individuals & couples self-impose obstacles to their own happiness. Within a warm, caring atmosphere, I endeavor to help rid clients of these roadblocks--to get them unstuck from repetitive, unproductive behaviors and/or relational patterns so that they may move on to richer fuller lives. While nurturing & supportive, I am active & solution focused, concentrating on the present with an understanding of the past.
(201) 688-7003 View (201) 688-7003
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Sally Jang
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Healing and self-discovery are necessary and ongoing processes of a healthy and thriving person. But what does it look like? How does one begin this journey? Though many of us hope to be well and to thrive in relationships, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Unpacking the traumas of your past and allowing yourself to feel your emotions can be overwhelming! My hope is to provide support and to partner with you as you embark on this journey toward mental health and wholeness.
Healing and self-discovery are necessary and ongoing processes of a healthy and thriving person. But what does it look like? How does one begin this journey? Though many of us hope to be well and to thrive in relationships, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Unpacking the traumas of your past and allowing yourself to feel your emotions can be overwhelming! My hope is to provide support and to partner with you as you embark on this journey toward mental health and wholeness.
(201) 340-5676 View (201) 340-5676
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Valentin Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
North Bergen, NJ 07047  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Angelina. I go beyond labels to focus on the individual, taking a holistic, person-centered approach to treatment. I specialize working with individuals experiencing major life transitions, trauma, grief/loss and scary but exciting new beginnings. I help individuals discover the great wisdom and truth that they have already hidden within them! No matter where in your life you are struggling, together we will establish a personalized care plan. With compassion, experience, skill, and a bit of humor; I aim to help my clients get out of their own way and achieve greater satisfaction with their life and relationships.
Hello! My name is Angelina. I go beyond labels to focus on the individual, taking a holistic, person-centered approach to treatment. I specialize working with individuals experiencing major life transitions, trauma, grief/loss and scary but exciting new beginnings. I help individuals discover the great wisdom and truth that they have already hidden within them! No matter where in your life you are struggling, together we will establish a personalized care plan. With compassion, experience, skill, and a bit of humor; I aim to help my clients get out of their own way and achieve greater satisfaction with their life and relationships.
(201) 431-0565 View (201) 431-0565
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Dr. Hyosook Park
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT, DMin, QMHP-A
Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
길은 길로 연결되어 있습니다. 저는 어린시절 경험한, 스스로의 문제에서 벗어나기 위해 상담공부를 시작했고, 상담사의 길을 선택하였습니다. 저의 미션은 한국에 살고 있는 한국인뿐만 아니라 전 세계에 흩어져 살고있는 디아스포라의 한국인을 대상으로, 운디드 힐러로서, 깨어지고, 무너져 가는 가정을 일으켜 세워, 행복하고 기쁜, 개인과 부부로 살아가도록 돕는 일입니다. 사람은 누구나 변화하고, 자신의 문제를 해결할 수 있는 잠재력을 가지고 있습니다. 따라서 내담자가 긍정적인 삶의 변화를 추구해 나가도록 최선을 다해 도울 것입니다. 내담자와 치료적 동맹관계를 맺고 함께 동반 성장해 나갈 것입니다. 이 과정을 통해 보다 행복한 삶을 영위해 가도록 도울 것입니다. 한 사람과의 관계를 소중히 생각합니다. 길에서 만난 사람들과 만들어 갈 아름다운 세상을 기대합니다. 감사합니다.
길은 길로 연결되어 있습니다. 저는 어린시절 경험한, 스스로의 문제에서 벗어나기 위해 상담공부를 시작했고, 상담사의 길을 선택하였습니다. 저의 미션은 한국에 살고 있는 한국인뿐만 아니라 전 세계에 흩어져 살고있는 디아스포라의 한국인을 대상으로, 운디드 힐러로서, 깨어지고, 무너져 가는 가정을 일으켜 세워, 행복하고 기쁜, 개인과 부부로 살아가도록 돕는 일입니다. 사람은 누구나 변화하고, 자신의 문제를 해결할 수 있는 잠재력을 가지고 있습니다. 따라서 내담자가 긍정적인 삶의 변화를 추구해 나가도록 최선을 다해 도울 것입니다. 내담자와 치료적 동맹관계를 맺고 함께 동반 성장해 나갈 것입니다. 이 과정을 통해 보다 행복한 삶을 영위해 가도록 도울 것입니다. 한 사람과의 관계를 소중히 생각합니다. 길에서 만난 사람들과 만들어 갈 아름다운 세상을 기대합니다. 감사합니다.
(973) 858-5451 View (973) 858-5451
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Luisa A Contreras
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. I have extensive experience working with such conditions as anxiety, depression, work-related stress, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting issues, relationship issues, developmental trauma, racial trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I trained in psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral and emotionally-focused therapy with individuals, couples, parents and families. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative as I draw from traditional insight-oriented and cognitive therapies as well as experiential body/mind, and psychobiological techniques.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. I have extensive experience working with such conditions as anxiety, depression, work-related stress, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting issues, relationship issues, developmental trauma, racial trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I trained in psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral and emotionally-focused therapy with individuals, couples, parents and families. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative as I draw from traditional insight-oriented and cognitive therapies as well as experiential body/mind, and psychobiological techniques.
(201) 907-2120 View (201) 907-2120
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Janice Park-Chan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
We all experience challenges, issues or change which can be both positive and negative, whether it is trauma-related, career or vocational, or life transitions. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, utilizing a cognitive behavioral, healing-centered and trauma-focused lens, we can work together through a therapeutic approach in an empowering and mindful process to build upon your strengths for emotional well-being. Or visit my group practice website: https://www.ejwellness.com
We all experience challenges, issues or change which can be both positive and negative, whether it is trauma-related, career or vocational, or life transitions. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, utilizing a cognitive behavioral, healing-centered and trauma-focused lens, we can work together through a therapeutic approach in an empowering and mindful process to build upon your strengths for emotional well-being. Or visit my group practice website: https://www.ejwellness.com
(718) 304-9792 View (718) 304-9792
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Alison Prince Hammonds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, LPC, FAPA, ATR-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
My 30+ years of experience enable me to treat a variety of populations and cultures. My degrees in the disciplines of clinical psychology, clinical social work and clinical art therapy allow me the opportunity to utilize many treatment interventions as I assist people to help and empower themselves. My work is collaborative and interactive and includes involvement in all systems associated with the patient as necessary. From the difficult to treat child and adolescent, to the adult facing divorce, occupational crisis, or life re-evaluation, our work together is goal oriented. Consultant & certified EMDR therapist treating trauma.
My 30+ years of experience enable me to treat a variety of populations and cultures. My degrees in the disciplines of clinical psychology, clinical social work and clinical art therapy allow me the opportunity to utilize many treatment interventions as I assist people to help and empower themselves. My work is collaborative and interactive and includes involvement in all systems associated with the patient as necessary. From the difficult to treat child and adolescent, to the adult facing divorce, occupational crisis, or life re-evaluation, our work together is goal oriented. Consultant & certified EMDR therapist treating trauma.
(201) 688-7267 View (201) 688-7267
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Alfred A Borrelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
My specialties are addiction, mood disorders, initial assessment of neurological issues, ADD, trauma resolution, and stress-related conditions. I use Naltrexone and injectable Vivitrol to completely control urges. Examples of people I have helped with E.M.D.R.: a 50-year-old woman whose father verbally abused her and her sibling. Within one session, her trauma ended. A middle-aged male sustained a coma and severe injuries in a car accident. He regained his mental acuity to a mild degree, to continue his life. HEADAPP has improved those with brain impairment issues including stroke and ‘brain fog” from COVID.
My specialties are addiction, mood disorders, initial assessment of neurological issues, ADD, trauma resolution, and stress-related conditions. I use Naltrexone and injectable Vivitrol to completely control urges. Examples of people I have helped with E.M.D.R.: a 50-year-old woman whose father verbally abused her and her sibling. Within one session, her trauma ended. A middle-aged male sustained a coma and severe injuries in a car accident. He regained his mental acuity to a mild degree, to continue his life. HEADAPP has improved those with brain impairment issues including stroke and ‘brain fog” from COVID.
(201) 676-3368 View (201) 676-3368
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Kumiko Takeshima Asiedu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients via Telehealth only at this time. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience. I have extensive experience in helping and supporting clients with a different range of mental health issues and life challenges. I provide psychotherapy in English and Japanese. I have extraordinary experience working with people of Asian descent.
I am accepting new clients via Telehealth only at this time. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience. I have extensive experience in helping and supporting clients with a different range of mental health issues and life challenges. I provide psychotherapy in English and Japanese. I have extraordinary experience working with people of Asian descent.
(718) 957-2298 View (718) 957-2298
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JoAnna Ly
Counselor, LPC, MSCP, RYT-200, PAP, EQUINE
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Welcome to a transformative space where healing is a collaborative journey. I specialize in guiding individuals who are motivated to explore the interconnected realms of their mind, body, and spirit. Ideal clients for me are those navigating challenges such as trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, addiction, and a desire for personal growth. In this therapeutic relationship, we delve beyond surface-level symptoms, embracing a holistic approach. Our shared goal is to identify deep-rooted narratives, enhance coping skills, and build upon existing strengths. If you are seeking a path to healing and value harm reduction principles, welcome home.
Welcome to a transformative space where healing is a collaborative journey. I specialize in guiding individuals who are motivated to explore the interconnected realms of their mind, body, and spirit. Ideal clients for me are those navigating challenges such as trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, addiction, and a desire for personal growth. In this therapeutic relationship, we delve beyond surface-level symptoms, embracing a holistic approach. Our shared goal is to identify deep-rooted narratives, enhance coping skills, and build upon existing strengths. If you are seeking a path to healing and value harm reduction principles, welcome home.
(551) 313-9394 View (551) 313-9394
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Caity Thompson
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CRC
Verified
13 Endorsed
Leonia, NJ 07605
I work with adults ages 22-38 looking to develop personally and professionally. I specialize in helping my clients with coping with anxiety and stress, make decisions, make life transitions, improve self-esteem, and achieve personal advancement. I have a sports background that has led me to have a methodical, goal-oriented, results-driven therapy style. My treatment with you will be tailored to your goals and desired outcomes for therapy.
I work with adults ages 22-38 looking to develop personally and professionally. I specialize in helping my clients with coping with anxiety and stress, make decisions, make life transitions, improve self-esteem, and achieve personal advancement. I have a sports background that has led me to have a methodical, goal-oriented, results-driven therapy style. My treatment with you will be tailored to your goals and desired outcomes for therapy.
(971) 224-7378 View (971) 224-7378
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Kevin Yoon-Ho Woo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Do you have trouble getting through the day, feeling tired or discouraged? Maybe you’re going through the motions but aren’t sure why. Many people I work with have felt overwhelmed, stressed, or just stuck. You may have found temporary coping skills that have worked to get you this far. But life’s about more than just surviving each day with the least amount of pain. I help people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress, and are ready for a change. I believe you have a purpose and deserve to experience a more fulfilling life. You can learn to stop fighting and become more excited and hopeful about the future.
Do you have trouble getting through the day, feeling tired or discouraged? Maybe you’re going through the motions but aren’t sure why. Many people I work with have felt overwhelmed, stressed, or just stuck. You may have found temporary coping skills that have worked to get you this far. But life’s about more than just surviving each day with the least amount of pain. I help people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress, and are ready for a change. I believe you have a purpose and deserve to experience a more fulfilling life. You can learn to stop fighting and become more excited and hopeful about the future.
(201) 559-0468 View (201) 559-0468
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Odette Cohn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010  (Online Only)
For more than 25 years, I have worked with children, teens, and adults coping with a variety of problems and situations. Through therapy, I believe that people can develop greater insight and more adaptive, life-affirming ways of coping with their unique difficulties and circumstances. I have worked extensively with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, health problems, loss, grief, and relationship/family/parenting issues. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York City.
For more than 25 years, I have worked with children, teens, and adults coping with a variety of problems and situations. Through therapy, I believe that people can develop greater insight and more adaptive, life-affirming ways of coping with their unique difficulties and circumstances. I have worked extensively with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, health problems, loss, grief, and relationship/family/parenting issues. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York City.
(201) 429-0229 View (201) 429-0229
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Karen L. Madura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC1, LCADC, BCD, CBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Do you want to feel better about yourself and your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or other difficulties? I can help you to start to feel less distressed. Clients tell me that I am easy to talk with. I establish a safe, trustworthy relationship in which you can be yourself and express your deepest fears and concerns. You can learn new ways to manage your overwhelming feelings. We will reduce painful feelings, look at self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, improve communication skills, identify and make life-transforming choices, and work together on developing the happiness you deserve in your life.
Do you want to feel better about yourself and your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or other difficulties? I can help you to start to feel less distressed. Clients tell me that I am easy to talk with. I establish a safe, trustworthy relationship in which you can be yourself and express your deepest fears and concerns. You can learn new ways to manage your overwhelming feelings. We will reduce painful feelings, look at self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, improve communication skills, identify and make life-transforming choices, and work together on developing the happiness you deserve in your life.
(201) 254-3674 View (201) 254-3674
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Ingrid Nolasco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West New York, NJ 07093  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with five years of experience in the mental health field. I have experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, and life adjustments. In our sessions, I will provide you with a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings.
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with five years of experience in the mental health field. I have experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, and life adjustments. In our sessions, I will provide you with a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings.
(201) 298-8234 View (201) 298-8234
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Jillian Holguin, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
My ideal client would be a client looking for a well rounded, non-judgmental, real, and down to earth female therapist that is fully engaged and committed to their (hashtag) MentalWellness journey. I like to take a collaborative approach with my clients to provide objective guidance assisting with identifying their needs conducive towards their goals to achieve what they want for themselves. Especially to channel positive energy in session to transfer momentum for my client to see the best version they see in themselves. That’s what I can best serve my clients who are looking to work off that structure to best meet their needs.
My ideal client would be a client looking for a well rounded, non-judgmental, real, and down to earth female therapist that is fully engaged and committed to their (hashtag) MentalWellness journey. I like to take a collaborative approach with my clients to provide objective guidance assisting with identifying their needs conducive towards their goals to achieve what they want for themselves. Especially to channel positive energy in session to transfer momentum for my client to see the best version they see in themselves. That’s what I can best serve my clients who are looking to work off that structure to best meet their needs.
(201) 778-7744 View (201) 778-7744
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Ahylzabeth Giannantonio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Leonia, NJ 07605  (Online Only)
Whatever feelings or difficulty you are experiencing that that have brought you to your current standing position, I hope to help you to gain insight to the following: relationship dynamics, gain more effective communication tools, conflict identification/management, gain accountability, explore areas of vulnerability, clarify expectations, identify triggers, enhance decision making process and problem solving skills. The process will not be linear but the journey will provide you with skills, connections and inner growth.
Whatever feelings or difficulty you are experiencing that that have brought you to your current standing position, I hope to help you to gain insight to the following: relationship dynamics, gain more effective communication tools, conflict identification/management, gain accountability, explore areas of vulnerability, clarify expectations, identify triggers, enhance decision making process and problem solving skills. The process will not be linear but the journey will provide you with skills, connections and inner growth.
(201) 676-8636 View (201) 676-8636

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Number of Therapists in Fairview, NJ

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Therapists in Fairview, NJ who prioritize treating:

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How Therapists in Fairview, NJ see their clients

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FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fairview?

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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.