Therapists in Jersey City, NJ

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Photo of Alexandra Axel, Licensed Social Worker in Jersey City, NJ
Alexandra Axel
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302
I am an agender, queer, abolitionist therapist. I believe that transformation is possible for everyone, healing can begin anywhere, and that no one is disposable. Only practicing with clients in within (the colonial borders of) New Jersey. My approach is primarily informed by somatic practices for trauma healing. This means that we will work with your thoughts, emotions, memories, and physical form/sensations to release unprocessed stress and/or trauma.
I am an agender, queer, abolitionist therapist. I believe that transformation is possible for everyone, healing can begin anywhere, and that no one is disposable. Only practicing with clients in within (the colonial borders of) New Jersey. My approach is primarily informed by somatic practices for trauma healing. This means that we will work with your thoughts, emotions, memories, and physical form/sensations to release unprocessed stress and/or trauma.
(201) 514-5249 View (201) 514-5249
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Grace McAlindin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Notice an increase in anxiety, depression, and/or stress in recent years? Worried your anxiety has begun to affect self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, or overall enjoyment in life? Living with this is difficult and does not need to be managed alone. By offering a welcoming space and utilizing an individualized evidence-based approach I aim to help clients reach their personal goals. I utilize a strengths-based approach to empower clients to challenge negative self-talk, support emotional regulation, and develop healthy coping skills.
Notice an increase in anxiety, depression, and/or stress in recent years? Worried your anxiety has begun to affect self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, or overall enjoyment in life? Living with this is difficult and does not need to be managed alone. By offering a welcoming space and utilizing an individualized evidence-based approach I aim to help clients reach their personal goals. I utilize a strengths-based approach to empower clients to challenge negative self-talk, support emotional regulation, and develop healthy coping skills.
(201) 669-4544 View (201) 669-4544
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Alexandra Nardachone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating young adult clients who struggle with anxiety, ADHD and executive dysfunction, depression, stress, chronic stress, trauma, emotion dysregulation and other related health concerns. I work with individuals who need a space to explore their concerns and process emotions, but also want to walk away with practical and realistic healthy habits and skills that will yield positive results on their mood, relationships, mental health and overall well-being. My therapy sessions provide a safe space filled with warmth, trust, and optimism that fosters self-love, self-understanding, accountability and independence.
I specialize in treating young adult clients who struggle with anxiety, ADHD and executive dysfunction, depression, stress, chronic stress, trauma, emotion dysregulation and other related health concerns. I work with individuals who need a space to explore their concerns and process emotions, but also want to walk away with practical and realistic healthy habits and skills that will yield positive results on their mood, relationships, mental health and overall well-being. My therapy sessions provide a safe space filled with warmth, trust, and optimism that fosters self-love, self-understanding, accountability and independence.
(551) 239-9336 View (551) 239-9336
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Kim Lambert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Hello. Welcome to my profile. I am a highly qualified and experienced therapist, passionate about helping my clients achieve their therapeutic goals. With many years of clinical experience, I've helped a diverse range of individuals overcome a variety of emotional and mental health issues. My primary focus in our work together is your growth, well-being, and overall life satisfaction. When working with me, you will be entering into a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space that respects your unique experiences and draws from your strengths to ensure your healing and personal growth.
Hello. Welcome to my profile. I am a highly qualified and experienced therapist, passionate about helping my clients achieve their therapeutic goals. With many years of clinical experience, I've helped a diverse range of individuals overcome a variety of emotional and mental health issues. My primary focus in our work together is your growth, well-being, and overall life satisfaction. When working with me, you will be entering into a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space that respects your unique experiences and draws from your strengths to ensure your healing and personal growth.
(201) 548-3666 View (201) 548-3666
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Alyson Rentrop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
I strive to create an open, client-centered, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their needs, challenges, and behaviors. I utilize a variety of modalities and interventions to help clients understand the connection between the past, present, and future, with the ultimate goal of creating a future that is meaningful and fulfilling. I have provided psychotherapeutic services to adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. These experiences allowed me to work with clients from different backgrounds, belief systems, and orientations to better understand the unique and shared experiences that are part of the human condition.
I strive to create an open, client-centered, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their needs, challenges, and behaviors. I utilize a variety of modalities and interventions to help clients understand the connection between the past, present, and future, with the ultimate goal of creating a future that is meaningful and fulfilling. I have provided psychotherapeutic services to adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. These experiences allowed me to work with clients from different backgrounds, belief systems, and orientations to better understand the unique and shared experiences that are part of the human condition.
(201) 584-6481 View (201) 584-6481
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Richa Trikha
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Working on yourself with a complete stranger is quite an emotional rollercoaster. It's one that I would stand in line for over and over again. Taking such a significant first step towards self-care is applaudable! Whether it's everyday stressors, relationships or transitions in life, I aim to foster a supportive, collaborative and positive environment for my clients.
Working on yourself with a complete stranger is quite an emotional rollercoaster. It's one that I would stand in line for over and over again. Taking such a significant first step towards self-care is applaudable! Whether it's everyday stressors, relationships or transitions in life, I aim to foster a supportive, collaborative and positive environment for my clients.
(201) 308-1524 View (201) 308-1524
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Jamie Secol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with clients since 1998. Through my experience with clients, I have been on a quest to find the most effective approaches to help make significant changes and feel empowered. I am a strong believer in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which gives specific tools and techniques to be successful and present in our daily lives. I have found that it is important to develop an understanding of ourselves through attention to our core beliefs and doing the work to understand the changes that occur through our experiences.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with clients since 1998. Through my experience with clients, I have been on a quest to find the most effective approaches to help make significant changes and feel empowered. I am a strong believer in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which gives specific tools and techniques to be successful and present in our daily lives. I have found that it is important to develop an understanding of ourselves through attention to our core beliefs and doing the work to understand the changes that occur through our experiences.
(201) 676-9088 View (201) 676-9088
Photo of Beth Renov LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jersey City, NJ
Beth Renov LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Life inevitably has its ups and downs and I'm here to help you navigate them. We are often told that we are weak if we ask for help, so I'm also here to show you that asking for and receiving help is one of the most courageous and strongest things you can do. You don't have to suffer in silence and I can help to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, explore identity and sexual orientation, work on LBGTQ+ issues, grief, trauma, or whatever it is that you would like to focus on. Whether it's relationship or work issues, a difficult diagnosis, or just a rough few months, I am here to help you cope and find your resiliency.
Life inevitably has its ups and downs and I'm here to help you navigate them. We are often told that we are weak if we ask for help, so I'm also here to show you that asking for and receiving help is one of the most courageous and strongest things you can do. You don't have to suffer in silence and I can help to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, explore identity and sexual orientation, work on LBGTQ+ issues, grief, trauma, or whatever it is that you would like to focus on. Whether it's relationship or work issues, a difficult diagnosis, or just a rough few months, I am here to help you cope and find your resiliency.
(551) 227-3759 View (551) 227-3759
Photo of Dana Czachorowski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jersey City, NJ
Dana Czachorowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Unfortunately, I am not currently accepting new clients. Online therapy for women who are just trying to keep it all together. You've spent for as long as you can remember trying to balance it all, but it’s exhausting and you don’t think you can do it anymore. As far as anyone can tell, you’ve got a great life. You’re accomplished, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, you never feel good enough and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short. You're tired of giving so much to everyone else while you continue to come last on your list. Not anymore. It's time for a change.
Unfortunately, I am not currently accepting new clients. Online therapy for women who are just trying to keep it all together. You've spent for as long as you can remember trying to balance it all, but it’s exhausting and you don’t think you can do it anymore. As far as anyone can tell, you’ve got a great life. You’re accomplished, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, you never feel good enough and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short. You're tired of giving so much to everyone else while you continue to come last on your list. Not anymore. It's time for a change.
(862) 701-1734 View (862) 701-1734
Photo of Elyse Rosales Baker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jersey City, NJ
Elyse Rosales Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07306  (Online Only)
Elyse Rosales-Baker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LPC) in the state of New York. Elyse is passionate about working with individuals, families, children, couples, and individuals in the LGBTQ + community. She specializes in treating the effects of substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. Elyse studied Forensic Psychology and completed her Bachelor’s degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She went on to complete her Master’s degree at St. Johns University.
Elyse Rosales-Baker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LPC) in the state of New York. Elyse is passionate about working with individuals, families, children, couples, and individuals in the LGBTQ + community. She specializes in treating the effects of substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. Elyse studied Forensic Psychology and completed her Bachelor’s degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She went on to complete her Master’s degree at St. Johns University.
(201) 571-1424 View (201) 571-1424
Photo of Jalene Coss: Adults And Couples, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jersey City, NJ
Jalene Coss: Adults And Couples
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07306
I work with those experiencing life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, marital/interpersonal relationship issues, and the perinatal population. I am a Person-Centered Therapist who leads with mindfulness strategies and use of techniques from Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Gottman Method, Somatic Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. My goal is to identify strengths and values, grow self-awareness and self-compassion, and explore coping skills in order to assist you in facing the challenges that support goals.
I work with those experiencing life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, marital/interpersonal relationship issues, and the perinatal population. I am a Person-Centered Therapist who leads with mindfulness strategies and use of techniques from Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Gottman Method, Somatic Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. My goal is to identify strengths and values, grow self-awareness and self-compassion, and explore coping skills in order to assist you in facing the challenges that support goals.
(201) 560-4794 View (201) 560-4794
Photo of Dylan Nelson-Sease, Counselor in Jersey City, NJ
Dylan Nelson-Sease
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling your life is lacking purpose or that you're disconnected from your true self? This can be confusing and isolating. My passion is helping people move from a reactive state to living a fuller, authentic life in which they're the main character of their story. I believe it's our responsibility to define our own meaning in life. Finding meaning is an interpretive act. We make meaning through telling stories about our lives. Language does not just capture and reflect experience, but also creates it. My job as a therapist is to support you in crafting your story of self, so that you move from surviving to thriving.
Have you been feeling your life is lacking purpose or that you're disconnected from your true self? This can be confusing and isolating. My passion is helping people move from a reactive state to living a fuller, authentic life in which they're the main character of their story. I believe it's our responsibility to define our own meaning in life. Finding meaning is an interpretive act. We make meaning through telling stories about our lives. Language does not just capture and reflect experience, but also creates it. My job as a therapist is to support you in crafting your story of self, so that you move from surviving to thriving.
(201) 849-1199 View (201) 849-1199
Photo of Janecia Carr: Adults And Couples, Counselor in Jersey City, NJ
Janecia Carr: Adults And Couples
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07306
I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. Drawing on my background in early childhood education and school counseling, I mix a solutions-based approach with CBT and narrative therapy to bring awareness to one's story and identify areas of change. With couples, I use the Gottman Method, an evidence-based approach to healing and emotional connection. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. Drawing on my background in early childhood education and school counseling, I mix a solutions-based approach with CBT and narrative therapy to bring awareness to one's story and identify areas of change. With couples, I use the Gottman Method, an evidence-based approach to healing and emotional connection. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
(201) 748-2901 View (201) 748-2901
Photo of Alison Printz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jersey City, NJ
Alison Printz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Are you struggling right now? Are you finding yourself worried about different areas of your life? and/or Are you struggling with issues related to postpartum or reproductive health? My goal is to help you cope with whatever challenges you are facing. My style is warm, non-judgemental while being direct. I specialize in women’s and reproductive mental health, dating/relationships, life transitions, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I have training from Postpartum International, Gottman Method, CBT training and DBT Skills training. I provide individualized holisitc treatment to meet the client’s needs.
Are you struggling right now? Are you finding yourself worried about different areas of your life? and/or Are you struggling with issues related to postpartum or reproductive health? My goal is to help you cope with whatever challenges you are facing. My style is warm, non-judgemental while being direct. I specialize in women’s and reproductive mental health, dating/relationships, life transitions, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I have training from Postpartum International, Gottman Method, CBT training and DBT Skills training. I provide individualized holisitc treatment to meet the client’s needs.
(551) 231-8011 View (551) 231-8011
Photo of Dina Lucchesi: Adults and Couples, Pre-Licensed Professional in Jersey City, NJ
Dina Lucchesi: Adults and Couples
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07306
I specialize in supporting aspiring parents and new moms navigate things like infertility, anxiety, depression, and pregnancy or postpartum challenges. I draw on CBT methods as well as first hand knowledge of the struggles on the road to building a family. No one should go through this period of life alone and I am here to offer support and a toolkit to heal, accept, and cope. With couples, I draw on EFT and Gottman methods. I can offer a Christian/faith-based lens to clients who connect in that way. I am a Marriage and Family Therapy intern completing my graduate program at RCC. Book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
I specialize in supporting aspiring parents and new moms navigate things like infertility, anxiety, depression, and pregnancy or postpartum challenges. I draw on CBT methods as well as first hand knowledge of the struggles on the road to building a family. No one should go through this period of life alone and I am here to offer support and a toolkit to heal, accept, and cope. With couples, I draw on EFT and Gottman methods. I can offer a Christian/faith-based lens to clients who connect in that way. I am a Marriage and Family Therapy intern completing my graduate program at RCC. Book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
(973) 874-2130 View (973) 874-2130
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Nanaho Sawano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am a therapist licensed in NY and NJ. I have years of both lived and professional experience working with people from diverse socioeconomic, religious, and cultural/international backgrounds. In addition, I enjoy helping clients navigate their preferences among a wide variety of sexual lifestyles/relationship orientations.
Hello! I am a therapist licensed in NY and NJ. I have years of both lived and professional experience working with people from diverse socioeconomic, religious, and cultural/international backgrounds. In addition, I enjoy helping clients navigate their preferences among a wide variety of sexual lifestyles/relationship orientations.
(862) 858-2589 View (862) 858-2589
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Zoia Podorozhna
Licensed Psychoanalyst, SCP, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07307  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing difficulties in communication and relationships or feeling stuck in your personal or professional life? Perhaps you're dealing with stress, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed, and you need a space where you can explore and reflect on your experiences without fear of judgment. If any of these situations apply to you, it may be time to consider seeing a psychoanalyst.My clients are individuals committed to their growth and development, who view our collaboration as a valuable investment in their future success and happiness. If you're ready to take responsibility for your life, let me guide you achieving you dreams.
Are you experiencing difficulties in communication and relationships or feeling stuck in your personal or professional life? Perhaps you're dealing with stress, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed, and you need a space where you can explore and reflect on your experiences without fear of judgment. If any of these situations apply to you, it may be time to consider seeing a psychoanalyst.My clients are individuals committed to their growth and development, who view our collaboration as a valuable investment in their future success and happiness. If you're ready to take responsibility for your life, let me guide you achieving you dreams.
(240) 896-2390 View (240) 896-2390
Photo of Jessica Grasso, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jersey City, NJ
Jessica Grasso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jersey City, NJ 07304  (Online Only)
At the heart of my practice is a belief in the innate capacity for individuals to heal and grow. If you are seeking to embark on a journey of self-discovery, I offer a supportive and collaborative environment for exploration. Together, we will delve into your unique strengths, values, and deepest desires. Healing is a deeply personal process, and I honor the uniqueness of each individual's journey. I work hand in hand with my clients to provide the best treatment specifically for YOU!
At the heart of my practice is a belief in the innate capacity for individuals to heal and grow. If you are seeking to embark on a journey of self-discovery, I offer a supportive and collaborative environment for exploration. Together, we will delve into your unique strengths, values, and deepest desires. Healing is a deeply personal process, and I honor the uniqueness of each individual's journey. I work hand in hand with my clients to provide the best treatment specifically for YOU!
(609) 354-7767 View (609) 354-7767
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Tricia Rampersad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07306  (Online Only)
Dr. Rampersad is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience in mental health care. She’s worked in educational settings, hospitals, medical centers, non-profits, and outpatient clinics. Dr. Rampersad specializes in women's issues, anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment disorder, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ issues, and OCD, and she enjoys being an ally to LGBTQ+ folks and empowering the community. She earned a Bachelor’s in Communications & Journalism at Fairleigh Dickinson, a Master’s in Counseling Psychology at New Jersey City University, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University.
Dr. Rampersad is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience in mental health care. She’s worked in educational settings, hospitals, medical centers, non-profits, and outpatient clinics. Dr. Rampersad specializes in women's issues, anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment disorder, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ issues, and OCD, and she enjoys being an ally to LGBTQ+ folks and empowering the community. She earned a Bachelor’s in Communications & Journalism at Fairleigh Dickinson, a Master’s in Counseling Psychology at New Jersey City University, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University.
(201) 801-3644 View (201) 801-3644
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Roberto Colangeli
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
The psychotherapeutic relationship can provide help and support for depression, anxiety and relationship issues. My goal is to create a safe and trustworthy atmosphere where judgment is suspended so can work together to understand your needs and explore patterns of your behavior that are counterproductive. I work with adult populations including immigrants and LBGT+ community. I am a licensed psychoanalyst with a scientific background. I have a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Infectious Disease and have been published in both scientific and psychoanalytic journals.
The psychotherapeutic relationship can provide help and support for depression, anxiety and relationship issues. My goal is to create a safe and trustworthy atmosphere where judgment is suspended so can work together to understand your needs and explore patterns of your behavior that are counterproductive. I work with adult populations including immigrants and LBGT+ community. I am a licensed psychoanalyst with a scientific background. I have a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Infectious Disease and have been published in both scientific and psychoanalytic journals.
(862) 212-0868 View (862) 212-0868

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Jersey City, NJ

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Jersey City, NJ who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
72% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Jersey City, NJ see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jersey City?

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.