Therapists in Fort Lee, NJ

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Parakaleo Counseling & Consulting LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW, OSW-C
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
My name is Christian, and welcome to my practice. Parakaleo is a Koine Greek word that means “to call alongside.” It was a way to describe a counselor – one who walks alongside you to encourage, strength, and comfort. In a digital age when everyone is becoming more connected but alone at the same time, it is hard to discern the competing voices inside your mind and heart. I hope to walk alongside you during this season to help you find that voice inside that you need hear, and unlock its resonance – in your challenges, passions, and relationships.
My name is Christian, and welcome to my practice. Parakaleo is a Koine Greek word that means “to call alongside.” It was a way to describe a counselor – one who walks alongside you to encourage, strength, and comfort. In a digital age when everyone is becoming more connected but alone at the same time, it is hard to discern the competing voices inside your mind and heart. I hope to walk alongside you during this season to help you find that voice inside that you need hear, and unlock its resonance – in your challenges, passions, and relationships.
(609) 557-3427 View (609) 557-3427
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Naomi Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
When life seems overwhelming, you dont have to bear your pain alone. And when life seems the bleakest, having someone to share your innermost thoughts and feelings can bring relief. For 18 years, I have been helping people deal with their internal struggles. People frequently come to me because they find themselves with an unsuitable partner or continually dating unavailable people. My goal will be to help you have better, more fulfilling, love relationships and friendships. Together, in a warm, supportive setting we can explore what it is that interferes with your having a fulfilling relationship.
When life seems overwhelming, you dont have to bear your pain alone. And when life seems the bleakest, having someone to share your innermost thoughts and feelings can bring relief. For 18 years, I have been helping people deal with their internal struggles. People frequently come to me because they find themselves with an unsuitable partner or continually dating unavailable people. My goal will be to help you have better, more fulfilling, love relationships and friendships. Together, in a warm, supportive setting we can explore what it is that interferes with your having a fulfilling relationship.
(201) 875-1245 View (201) 875-1245
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Emma Dorfmanh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
As an experienced therapist I believe that people should live in harmony with themselves , their families, significant others. I will try to help you to lift your spirit and develop a positve outlook on life by recognizing what causes your mood swings, dealing with guilt, avoiding the painful downward spiral of depression, building self-esteem. I will assist you in developing good and supportive relationship between family members, in understanding each other, better communicating especially with you children. Feeling Good Feels Wonderful! You Owe It to Yourself to Feel Good! Asking for help is not shame, it is courage.
As an experienced therapist I believe that people should live in harmony with themselves , their families, significant others. I will try to help you to lift your spirit and develop a positve outlook on life by recognizing what causes your mood swings, dealing with guilt, avoiding the painful downward spiral of depression, building self-esteem. I will assist you in developing good and supportive relationship between family members, in understanding each other, better communicating especially with you children. Feeling Good Feels Wonderful! You Owe It to Yourself to Feel Good! Asking for help is not shame, it is courage.
(917) 254-4792 View (917) 254-4792
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E. Christina Kim
Psychologist, PhD, LMHC, LMSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst with a specialized focus on children, adolescents, adults, and families, I accompany my clients in meeting their personal goals and in improving relationships.I am particularly sensitive to multicultural issues and I work collaboratively with each client based on their specific needs. I specialize in different forms of psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and psycho-dynamic therapy. I also work with individual patients using EMDR, a therapeutic technique to clear traumatic experiences which get "stuck" in emotions, body and brain and cause symptoms which bring clients into therapy.
As a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst with a specialized focus on children, adolescents, adults, and families, I accompany my clients in meeting their personal goals and in improving relationships.I am particularly sensitive to multicultural issues and I work collaboratively with each client based on their specific needs. I specialize in different forms of psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and psycho-dynamic therapy. I also work with individual patients using EMDR, a therapeutic technique to clear traumatic experiences which get "stuck" in emotions, body and brain and cause symptoms which bring clients into therapy.
(718) 705-4718 View (718) 705-4718
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Candace Boltuch Fagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ICADC
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
I have spent my career helping individuals cope with issues that include, anxiety, depression, addiction and co-dependency. A good therapist helps you cope with your life by helping you recognize other options, along with offering support and reinforcing your strengths. Insight only represents a part of treatment. Convincing someone to try something new is the real challenge and that will only be accomplished in a safe, caring relationship. So, if you find yourself scared, frustrated, defeated or overwhelmed, allow me to accompany you on this journey. Together, we can figure out how to deal with all that troubles you-successfully.
I have spent my career helping individuals cope with issues that include, anxiety, depression, addiction and co-dependency. A good therapist helps you cope with your life by helping you recognize other options, along with offering support and reinforcing your strengths. Insight only represents a part of treatment. Convincing someone to try something new is the real challenge and that will only be accomplished in a safe, caring relationship. So, if you find yourself scared, frustrated, defeated or overwhelmed, allow me to accompany you on this journey. Together, we can figure out how to deal with all that troubles you-successfully.
(201) 875-3049 View (201) 875-3049
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Ashley Leeds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
My motto is that progress is a process when implementing growth. Through exploration of thoughts and feelings, we will build a collaborative avenue for change. I utilize a patient-centered, strengths-based perspective, and trauma-informed lens. Through relationally-oriented psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, we will create a safe space filled with empathy, warmth, and challenge. We will partner together to better understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how you will build the tools to navigate both positive and difficult situations.
My motto is that progress is a process when implementing growth. Through exploration of thoughts and feelings, we will build a collaborative avenue for change. I utilize a patient-centered, strengths-based perspective, and trauma-informed lens. Through relationally-oriented psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, we will create a safe space filled with empathy, warmth, and challenge. We will partner together to better understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how you will build the tools to navigate both positive and difficult situations.
(201) 645-5608 x718 View (201) 645-5608 x718
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Miele Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
The best thing to do if you want an appointment is to keep calling us and leaving messages. We will get back to you. If not, call the NJCC at 973-577-6482 for immediate availability of services on a sliding scale if I cannot take you. We have skilled, experienced psychologists. The most important thing is that the patient be comfortable and be helped to talk as much as possible-and that we identify the problem and solve it.
The best thing to do if you want an appointment is to keep calling us and leaving messages. We will get back to you. If not, call the NJCC at 973-577-6482 for immediate availability of services on a sliding scale if I cannot take you. We have skilled, experienced psychologists. The most important thing is that the patient be comfortable and be helped to talk as much as possible-and that we identify the problem and solve it.
(862) 225-6472 View (862) 225-6472
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Alfred A Borrelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified 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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Mizuho 'miho' Kanazawa
Creative Arts Therapist, MA, LCAT, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
I am dedicated to working with clients whose personality and life experience were shaped by more than one culture: You might be an international student or in your 20's or 30's navigating anxiety. You might have been raised by 1st generation Asian parents or one and half or 2nd generation immigrants. You might be struggling in a relationship where you and your partner come from different cultural backgrounds not feeling understood. You are in the relationship but you both feel alone in the relationship. I love to help. I work with clients individually and as couples.
I am dedicated to working with clients whose personality and life experience were shaped by more than one culture: You might be an international student or in your 20's or 30's navigating anxiety. You might have been raised by 1st generation Asian parents or one and half or 2nd generation immigrants. You might be struggling in a relationship where you and your partner come from different cultural backgrounds not feeling understood. You are in the relationship but you both feel alone in the relationship. I love to help. I work with clients individually and as couples.
(201) 374-0783 View (201) 374-0783
Adriana Acosta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Adriana is proudly part of Tri America Health & Wellness and is offering tele-visits for children, adults, couples, families and the elderly. She is a therapist with over 20 years of experience in the social work field. She provides psychotherapeutic services on issues relating to depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, transitions, loss, chronic illness, and couple’s issues utilizing modalities including, CBT, EFT, DBT, MBSR, TFBFT, solution focused therapy, family systems and other alternative interventions including aromatherapy and Reiki.
Adriana is proudly part of Tri America Health & Wellness and is offering tele-visits for children, adults, couples, families and the elderly. She is a therapist with over 20 years of experience in the social work field. She provides psychotherapeutic services on issues relating to depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, transitions, loss, chronic illness, and couple’s issues utilizing modalities including, CBT, EFT, DBT, MBSR, TFBFT, solution focused therapy, family systems and other alternative interventions including aromatherapy and Reiki.
(201) 992-6779 View (201) 992-6779
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Katherine Kehoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a safe, comfortable place to work through life’s emotional ups and downs, stressors, traumas or behaviors that may be getting in the way of obtaining the best life possible? Look no further. I am Katherine and I am here to help you tap into yourselves and the powers within you to unlock a life beyond your wildest dreams. Through telehealth therapy you will be able to work with me from your home in order to improve the areas of life that are just no longer serving you
Are you looking for a safe, comfortable place to work through life’s emotional ups and downs, stressors, traumas or behaviors that may be getting in the way of obtaining the best life possible? Look no further. I am Katherine and I am here to help you tap into yourselves and the powers within you to unlock a life beyond your wildest dreams. Through telehealth therapy you will be able to work with me from your home in order to improve the areas of life that are just no longer serving you
(201) 808-3785 x723 View (201) 808-3785 x723
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Diana Rossoni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
Most repeated traumas are relational traumas and therefore, it is so hard to heal without relationships. Unresolved trauma can often look like anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, substance use, and physical pain. These issues can be extremely distressing and isolating. I believe that change is possible for anyone and the good news is that it starts with just one question: "Could there be something better?".
Most repeated traumas are relational traumas and therefore, it is so hard to heal without relationships. Unresolved trauma can often look like anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, substance use, and physical pain. These issues can be extremely distressing and isolating. I believe that change is possible for anyone and the good news is that it starts with just one question: "Could there be something better?".
(201) 574-1904 View (201) 574-1904
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Caitlin Northern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
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Neil Samuels Developmental Therapy, LLC
MA, Special, Ed
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
I am a DIR/Floortime based therapist working with families with ASD and related sensory-affect and social-pragmatic language/communication challenges. At each stage I help you to begin to understand and cultivate your child's core Functional Emotional Developmental capacities. This includes learning to join in and attribute purpose and meaning to how your child is navigating his world; engaging your child in complex back and forth social-emotional-problem solving interactions with gestures and words; symbolic/pretend play sequences, peer relationships and full social-pragmatic language/communication. 65 Minute sessions in your home.
I am a DIR/Floortime based therapist working with families with ASD and related sensory-affect and social-pragmatic language/communication challenges. At each stage I help you to begin to understand and cultivate your child's core Functional Emotional Developmental capacities. This includes learning to join in and attribute purpose and meaning to how your child is navigating his world; engaging your child in complex back and forth social-emotional-problem solving interactions with gestures and words; symbolic/pretend play sequences, peer relationships and full social-pragmatic language/communication. 65 Minute sessions in your home.
(551) 465-7348 View (551) 465-7348
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Yeddi Park
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
My style as a psychotherapist is engaging, warm, and reflective, and I place a great emphasis on building trust and connection as the foundation of my clinical work. From there, we can begin to explore difficult and sometimes painful life experiences and understand the emotions beneath it. By paying attention to these experiences and emotional signals, you can better understand yourself, both past and present. I believe, at birth, we are all hard wired for healing and self-repair but we need the support of trusting and caring relationships to access the powerful drive within ourselves to heal, grow, love, and flourish.
My style as a psychotherapist is engaging, warm, and reflective, and I place a great emphasis on building trust and connection as the foundation of my clinical work. From there, we can begin to explore difficult and sometimes painful life experiences and understand the emotions beneath it. By paying attention to these experiences and emotional signals, you can better understand yourself, both past and present. I believe, at birth, we are all hard wired for healing and self-repair but we need the support of trusting and caring relationships to access the powerful drive within ourselves to heal, grow, love, and flourish.
(551) 231-1639 View (551) 231-1639
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Deborah Kourgelis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
Debbie is proudly part of Tri America Health & Wellness and is offering telemedicine visits in NJ, NY, and FL. Grief is an part of life when we love others. But while most of us experience grief at some point, the pain can feel uniquely ours to handle. And that pain can be the result of so many different things… Like struggling with trauma or addiction in your life or the life of a loved one. Maybe you’ve experienced the loss of a child, parent, friend, or partner. Or maybe you’ve received a difficult diagnosis. No matter what it is, finding ourselves again amidst grief can be difficult—and we often need extra support in doing so.
Debbie is proudly part of Tri America Health & Wellness and is offering telemedicine visits in NJ, NY, and FL. Grief is an part of life when we love others. But while most of us experience grief at some point, the pain can feel uniquely ours to handle. And that pain can be the result of so many different things… Like struggling with trauma or addiction in your life or the life of a loved one. Maybe you’ve experienced the loss of a child, parent, friend, or partner. Or maybe you’ve received a difficult diagnosis. No matter what it is, finding ourselves again amidst grief can be difficult—and we often need extra support in doing so.
(201) 231-7804 View (201) 231-7804
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Avita Integrative Care LLC.
Psychological Associate, MS, BCB
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Help extinguish that “stress app” running in the background! Mitigate or re regulate conditions such as: Anxiety, panic, test & performance anxiety; behavior addictions; health-related anxiety; pain related symptoms, including headaches, GI disorders and insomnia, high blood pressure. We create an individualized plan for recovery from stress-driven illness, and help clients to rapidly return to independently sustainable, normal physiological functioning. Biofeedback employs cutting edge technology to teach clients how to recover from their stress by strengthening their autonomic self-regulating function in all of life's challenges.
Help extinguish that “stress app” running in the background! Mitigate or re regulate conditions such as: Anxiety, panic, test & performance anxiety; behavior addictions; health-related anxiety; pain related symptoms, including headaches, GI disorders and insomnia, high blood pressure. We create an individualized plan for recovery from stress-driven illness, and help clients to rapidly return to independently sustainable, normal physiological functioning. Biofeedback employs cutting edge technology to teach clients how to recover from their stress by strengthening their autonomic self-regulating function in all of life's challenges.
(201) 844-6294 x2 View (201) 844-6294 x2
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Janine Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Janine Elliott takes a collaborative approach to building relationships with clients that empower them to thrive in their relationships, school/workplace, and community. She uses evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, ERP and HRT to help reframe unhelpful behaviors and thoughts, increase emotional regulation, and improve resiliency. Janine received her MSW from Rutgers with a focus in family systems and attachment theory. She has also trained extensively with pioneers in the field at the Beck Institute, UPenn Department of Psychiatry, Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, and Minuchin Center for the Family.
Janine Elliott takes a collaborative approach to building relationships with clients that empower them to thrive in their relationships, school/workplace, and community. She uses evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, ERP and HRT to help reframe unhelpful behaviors and thoughts, increase emotional regulation, and improve resiliency. Janine received her MSW from Rutgers with a focus in family systems and attachment theory. She has also trained extensively with pioneers in the field at the Beck Institute, UPenn Department of Psychiatry, Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, and Minuchin Center for the Family.
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Sam Maldonado
PhD, LPC, CHT, ASDCS, APM
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Divorce Mediator, Master Hypnotherapist, and Licensed Professional Counselor, with over 25,000 clinical hours. I have specializations in many areas including working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have specializations in Autism and Forensic Psychology. I possess a Post Doctoral Re-Specialization in Forensic Psychology. I have provided intervention and mediation for the courts, the state, and private clients. Call for further information 201-364-8474.
I am a Certified Divorce Mediator, Master Hypnotherapist, and Licensed Professional Counselor, with over 25,000 clinical hours. I have specializations in many areas including working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have specializations in Autism and Forensic Psychology. I possess a Post Doctoral Re-Specialization in Forensic Psychology. I have provided intervention and mediation for the courts, the state, and private clients. Call for further information 201-364-8474.
(201) 231-8238 View (201) 231-8238
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Rachel Frank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
How can I be the best therapist for you? I'm passionate about supporting you towards your goals be it anxiety and depression, social phobia's, relationship issues or managing ADHD and/or autism. Common goals with my clients are building self confidence, accessing resources, focusing on healthy coping strategies, processing emotions and working through trauma and increasing self-care. I work with kids through adults and focus on meeting your personal goals. You are in the driver's seat and my job is to help you reach your destination.
How can I be the best therapist for you? I'm passionate about supporting you towards your goals be it anxiety and depression, social phobia's, relationship issues or managing ADHD and/or autism. Common goals with my clients are building self confidence, accessing resources, focusing on healthy coping strategies, processing emotions and working through trauma and increasing self-care. I work with kids through adults and focus on meeting your personal goals. You are in the driver's seat and my job is to help you reach your destination.
(201) 510-0503 x706 View (201) 510-0503 x706

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Fort Lee, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Fort Lee, NJ who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
66% Grief
66% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fort Lee, NJ see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fort Lee?

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.