Therapists in Linwood, NJ

Photo of Lauren Gonzalez, LMFT, MA, MFA, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lauren Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MFA
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You are aware of your challenges, stuck in patterns of thought, action or inaction that you can't seem to escape. Your life, and/or the relationship you want, is waiting for you, but you can't get to it. There's something on the other side of this feeling, as if you are missing something. I offer creative, practical treatment that promotes resilience and helps you build the life you imagine using an engaged, creative approach. When you feel you no longer need to see me, and you trust the coping skills and perspective you have developed, our work is complete, and that is my goal for our work together. I'm licensed in NY/CA/NJ and PA.
You are aware of your challenges, stuck in patterns of thought, action or inaction that you can't seem to escape. Your life, and/or the relationship you want, is waiting for you, but you can't get to it. There's something on the other side of this feeling, as if you are missing something. I offer creative, practical treatment that promotes resilience and helps you build the life you imagine using an engaged, creative approach. When you feel you no longer need to see me, and you trust the coping skills and perspective you have developed, our work is complete, and that is my goal for our work together. I'm licensed in NY/CA/NJ and PA.
(267) 592-3555 View (267) 592-3555
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Kate Mattleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Linwood, NJ 08221
Mending Minds, Healing Hearts, LLC works with children, adolescents, young adults to older adults. We work with individuals, couples, families, groups and provide support to schools, hospitals and other providers. Our services are offered to people of all cultures, gender identification, race, religion and spiritual beliefs.
Mending Minds, Healing Hearts, LLC works with children, adolescents, young adults to older adults. We work with individuals, couples, families, groups and provide support to schools, hospitals and other providers. Our services are offered to people of all cultures, gender identification, race, religion and spiritual beliefs.
(609) 385-0021 View (609) 385-0021
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Chad Parlett
MA, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
Psychoanalyst: Psychotherapy, counseling, and mental health therapy for anxiety, and depression. I listen, and help in a relaxing laid back atmosphere with ambient lighting and leather recliner. Heart race? Panic? Palms sweat? Feel disconnected? Trouble sleeping? Dizzy? Lack energy? Unexplained muscle tightness? Trouble with relationships or work? I've been quoted in The Press, and on radio. Some results and improvement can be seen even after one visit. Most people have had problems. Together we can overcome your problems, and you can succeed! I am a retired professor, NOT A PSYCHIATRIST. Medication referrals
Psychoanalyst: Psychotherapy, counseling, and mental health therapy for anxiety, and depression. I listen, and help in a relaxing laid back atmosphere with ambient lighting and leather recliner. Heart race? Panic? Palms sweat? Feel disconnected? Trouble sleeping? Dizzy? Lack energy? Unexplained muscle tightness? Trouble with relationships or work? I've been quoted in The Press, and on radio. Some results and improvement can be seen even after one visit. Most people have had problems. Together we can overcome your problems, and you can succeed! I am a retired professor, NOT A PSYCHIATRIST. Medication referrals
(609) 385-1476 View (609) 385-1476
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Michael Evan Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
Thank you for reviewing my listing and considering use of my services. I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 15 years. I have extensive experience with patients from all walks of life. My approach is typically cognitive-behavioral in the context of a supportive/empathic relationship. Due to my varied background as a psychology instructor and supervisor of interns and postdoctoral fellows, I also bring a distinctly psycho-educational approach to my clinical practice; I enjoy teaching about psychology and behavior in the service of helping people to gain insight and make positive change in their lives.
Thank you for reviewing my listing and considering use of my services. I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 15 years. I have extensive experience with patients from all walks of life. My approach is typically cognitive-behavioral in the context of a supportive/empathic relationship. Due to my varied background as a psychology instructor and supervisor of interns and postdoctoral fellows, I also bring a distinctly psycho-educational approach to my clinical practice; I enjoy teaching about psychology and behavior in the service of helping people to gain insight and make positive change in their lives.
(609) 318-3013 View (609) 318-3013
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Michael Pedicino, PhD, LPC/Linwood Psychology LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, DM, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Linwood, NJ 08221
Dr. Pedicino offers counseling and psychotherapeutic services to individuals and couples in NJ and PA, searching for a creative way to attain happiness, contentment, serenity, productivity, and unconditional love in every aspect of one's life, relationships and/or one's career. Patients/clients will be guided to experience what improvisation, creativity, and consciousness can bring to one's state of being. Habitual and/or dogmatic patterns of behavior, which have led to discomfort, anxiety, and emotional distress, will be examined so that new patterns of thought and behavior will create newly discovered satisfaction and happiness.
Dr. Pedicino offers counseling and psychotherapeutic services to individuals and couples in NJ and PA, searching for a creative way to attain happiness, contentment, serenity, productivity, and unconditional love in every aspect of one's life, relationships and/or one's career. Patients/clients will be guided to experience what improvisation, creativity, and consciousness can bring to one's state of being. Habitual and/or dogmatic patterns of behavior, which have led to discomfort, anxiety, and emotional distress, will be examined so that new patterns of thought and behavior will create newly discovered satisfaction and happiness.
(917) 909-6761 View (917) 909-6761
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Sacred Space Psychotherapy For Women
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
Jamie’s personal and professional mission is to guide people toward authenticity, genuine intimacy, and connection. She brings a soothing and sensible energy to therapy. She believes her clients are capable of healing and growth through self-exploration, creativity, conscious awareness, and intentional goals and actions. Her clients have shared that what they appreciate about her most is her warmth, humor, and relaxed nature. She will embrace you fully while also challenging you and being direct with insights, guidance, and advisory.
Jamie’s personal and professional mission is to guide people toward authenticity, genuine intimacy, and connection. She brings a soothing and sensible energy to therapy. She believes her clients are capable of healing and growth through self-exploration, creativity, conscious awareness, and intentional goals and actions. Her clients have shared that what they appreciate about her most is her warmth, humor, and relaxed nature. She will embrace you fully while also challenging you and being direct with insights, guidance, and advisory.
(609) 359-0432 View (609) 359-0432
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Noel Hiers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Linwood, NJ 08221
With over twenty five years of experience, Noël specializes in assisting people of all ages struggling with: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Emotional Regulation & Anger, Gender Identity & Expression, LGBTQI+ topics, Non-suicidal Self-injury, Suicidal Thoughts, and Trauma. Noël’s trauma work has included car accidents, domestic violence, incest, sexual assault, and death-related trauma. Noël is a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management. Noël has been recognized by Rutgers University as a Subject Matter Expert on the topic of adolescents.
With over twenty five years of experience, Noël specializes in assisting people of all ages struggling with: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Emotional Regulation & Anger, Gender Identity & Expression, LGBTQI+ topics, Non-suicidal Self-injury, Suicidal Thoughts, and Trauma. Noël’s trauma work has included car accidents, domestic violence, incest, sexual assault, and death-related trauma. Noël is a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management. Noël has been recognized by Rutgers University as a Subject Matter Expert on the topic of adolescents.
(609) 739-7229 View (609) 739-7229
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Dana McLaughlin, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
I have been working in mental health since 2001 and been practicing therapy since 2008. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including crisis centers, partial day hospitals, EAP as well as outpatient. Since 2009 I have been working with children and teenagers in a community agency and recently began a private practice on the side working with all ages.
I have been working in mental health since 2001 and been practicing therapy since 2008. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including crisis centers, partial day hospitals, EAP as well as outpatient. Since 2009 I have been working with children and teenagers in a community agency and recently began a private practice on the side working with all ages.
(609) 631-3477 View (609) 631-3477
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Jacqui Kievit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
I am a practicing licensed clinician for over 17 years in an outpatient hospital setting along with my private practice. My goal is to create a safe environment where you can discuss and move through your uneasy feelings. My population is diverse and I believe that developing a trusting relationship with one's therapist is priority. I understand that life can be challenging at times, and we need someone to help us through our journey.
I am a practicing licensed clinician for over 17 years in an outpatient hospital setting along with my private practice. My goal is to create a safe environment where you can discuss and move through your uneasy feelings. My population is diverse and I believe that developing a trusting relationship with one's therapist is priority. I understand that life can be challenging at times, and we need someone to help us through our journey.
(609) 257-4824 View (609) 257-4824
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Natalie Kraft
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221  (Online Only)
What else can I do? Your daughter isn’t getting any better. You got her a therapist. A psychiatrist. You even participated in therapy yourself. But still, she’s not any happier, calmer, or easier to live with. In fact, things seem to be getting worse. Her emotions and behaviors are becoming more erratic. She comes home late at night, dropped off by strange older boys. She always wears long sleeves, and you think it’s to hide her self-harming. Every attempt to talk to her just leads to another vicious screaming match. You know just how capable, smart, and fun she can be, but you’re terrified you may never see that side of her again.
What else can I do? Your daughter isn’t getting any better. You got her a therapist. A psychiatrist. You even participated in therapy yourself. But still, she’s not any happier, calmer, or easier to live with. In fact, things seem to be getting worse. Her emotions and behaviors are becoming more erratic. She comes home late at night, dropped off by strange older boys. She always wears long sleeves, and you think it’s to hide her self-harming. Every attempt to talk to her just leads to another vicious screaming match. You know just how capable, smart, and fun she can be, but you’re terrified you may never see that side of her again.
(609) 354-7297 View (609) 354-7297
Photo of Nicole Lynch, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nicole Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Linwood, NJ 08221
Hello! Looking for a therapist can be difficult and you have done the first step! Congratulations! Thank you for considering me as your therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) focusing primarily on: depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationship challenges/divorce and trauma. I utilize a person centered approach pulling from treatment modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. I only have openings Monday - Thursday 11:00am-3:00pm in person and virtual. Evenings after 4:00pm Virtual Only.
Hello! Looking for a therapist can be difficult and you have done the first step! Congratulations! Thank you for considering me as your therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) focusing primarily on: depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationship challenges/divorce and trauma. I utilize a person centered approach pulling from treatment modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. I only have openings Monday - Thursday 11:00am-3:00pm in person and virtual. Evenings after 4:00pm Virtual Only.
(609) 542-2795 View (609) 542-2795
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Donna L Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
I am a psychotherapist educated in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. My approach is collaborative, empathic and interactive. I will work with you to gain a deeper understanding of your true self and identify patterns of behavior that may be preventing you from experiencing a more satisfying life. We will explore the obstacles that hold you back from reaching your full potential and develop strategies to help you move forward,
I am a psychotherapist educated in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. My approach is collaborative, empathic and interactive. I will work with you to gain a deeper understanding of your true self and identify patterns of behavior that may be preventing you from experiencing a more satisfying life. We will explore the obstacles that hold you back from reaching your full potential and develop strategies to help you move forward,
(609) 362-5022 View (609) 362-5022
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Angie Corry - Island Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
There's a freedom in finding your flow and therapy can provide that healing space. It is an honor to assist you on your journey, be it a short term or lifestyle goal. Island Therapy gives you a safe space in which to bring forth what has always been a part of you and help you recognize your inner wealth with curiosity and kindness to create shifts towards increased fulfillment, sense of purpose and progress.
There's a freedom in finding your flow and therapy can provide that healing space. It is an honor to assist you on your journey, be it a short term or lifestyle goal. Island Therapy gives you a safe space in which to bring forth what has always been a part of you and help you recognize your inner wealth with curiosity and kindness to create shifts towards increased fulfillment, sense of purpose and progress.
(609) 201-1309 View (609) 201-1309
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Ian Koch
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCADC, CAS
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
Surfside Recovery Services Inc is a Non-Profit organization that only sees folks suffering from addiction and their families. Ian Koch is a Masters level Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Nationally Certified Addiction Specialist and a person in long term recovery. He has been focused on helping addicts/alcoholics and their families recover from addiction for over 15 years. Check out SoberNJ.com for more info.
Surfside Recovery Services Inc is a Non-Profit organization that only sees folks suffering from addiction and their families. Ian Koch is a Masters level Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Nationally Certified Addiction Specialist and a person in long term recovery. He has been focused on helping addicts/alcoholics and their families recover from addiction for over 15 years. Check out SoberNJ.com for more info.
(609) 528-7308 View (609) 528-7308
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Meghan Privitello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Linwood, NJ 08221
There may be many reasons why you are seeking therapy at this time. Perhaps you’re feeling lost in your own life and struggling to connect with yourself and those around you. Maybe you want to find ways to live a fuller, more satisfying, and meaningful life. Therapy provides a unique environment to explore these issues. Together, we will co-construct a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space. I believe in the potential of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate acceptance and warmth toward what might feel like the most painful or shameful parts of yourself.
There may be many reasons why you are seeking therapy at this time. Perhaps you’re feeling lost in your own life and struggling to connect with yourself and those around you. Maybe you want to find ways to live a fuller, more satisfying, and meaningful life. Therapy provides a unique environment to explore these issues. Together, we will co-construct a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space. I believe in the potential of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate acceptance and warmth toward what might feel like the most painful or shameful parts of yourself.
(609) 757-9074 View (609) 757-9074
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Kate McGinley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
Reaching out and asking for help takes courage. I will provide a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment to explore your struggles and challenges. Together we will create goals to work through during our sessions, unique for each individual client. My treatment style is eclectic, pulling from several modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am also trained in Family Based Treatment (FBT) and have 10+ years experience in the eating disorder field. I believe recovery from an eating disorder is possible.
Reaching out and asking for help takes courage. I will provide a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment to explore your struggles and challenges. Together we will create goals to work through during our sessions, unique for each individual client. My treatment style is eclectic, pulling from several modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am also trained in Family Based Treatment (FBT) and have 10+ years experience in the eating disorder field. I believe recovery from an eating disorder is possible.
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Jessica Ring
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Linwood, NJ 08221
I am a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate and hard working. I like to offer clients a trusting and relaxed environment to better themselves. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I have experience helping clients with a variety of issues; depression, anxiety, divorce, loss, sexual identity, trauma, addiction, etc. I have worked predominately with adults and teens. I use clinically approved approaches tailored to the needs of my clients such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered therapy.
I am a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate and hard working. I like to offer clients a trusting and relaxed environment to better themselves. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I have experience helping clients with a variety of issues; depression, anxiety, divorce, loss, sexual identity, trauma, addiction, etc. I have worked predominately with adults and teens. I use clinically approved approaches tailored to the needs of my clients such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered therapy.
(609) 755-3448 View (609) 755-3448
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Taj-D'von Birtch (Taj)
Counselor, LAC, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Linwood, NJ 08221
If you’re reading this, you’re probably trying to find the “right” therapist. That can seem difficult to do, simply from reading through so many profiles. When you’re ready to give therapy a try, I’m ready take this journey with you. While the office is the most common place for a session, I’m always ready to take therapy outside, specializing in Ecotherapy. I also pull from CBT, DBT, & Reality therapy and am trained in EMDR therapy. I have experience with substance use, anxiety/stress, depression, trauma; children & adults. Give me a call when you’re ready to give therapy a try & take the step toward wellness.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably trying to find the “right” therapist. That can seem difficult to do, simply from reading through so many profiles. When you’re ready to give therapy a try, I’m ready take this journey with you. While the office is the most common place for a session, I’m always ready to take therapy outside, specializing in Ecotherapy. I also pull from CBT, DBT, & Reality therapy and am trained in EMDR therapy. I have experience with substance use, anxiety/stress, depression, trauma; children & adults. Give me a call when you’re ready to give therapy a try & take the step toward wellness.
(609) 900-7386 View (609) 900-7386
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Catherine Ottaviano- Accepting New Clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221
Hi, congratulations on taking your first step towards healing! I am a therapist with multiple years working with individuals impacted by addiction, mental health concerns, and those who are struggling with life changes. I have experience treating co-occurring disorders in both individual and group settings. I take a very empathetic and collaborative approach in my work. I believe that it is very important to build upon your current strengths while addressing issues that may hinder your recovery. I believe that each client is unique and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is personalized to you.
Hi, congratulations on taking your first step towards healing! I am a therapist with multiple years working with individuals impacted by addiction, mental health concerns, and those who are struggling with life changes. I have experience treating co-occurring disorders in both individual and group settings. I take a very empathetic and collaborative approach in my work. I believe that it is very important to build upon your current strengths while addressing issues that may hinder your recovery. I believe that each client is unique and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is personalized to you.
(609) 676-2062 View (609) 676-2062
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Rebecca A Klabe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Linwood, NJ 08221  (Online Only)
I am so glad you are here, taking the first step toward living a better life. My name is Rebecca, owner of Counseling by the Coast, LLC, and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience in the mental health world. I am deeply committed to helping individuals, teens, and families navigate life's challenges. I specialize in supporting individuals of all ages who are facing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relational challenges, and trauma.
I am so glad you are here, taking the first step toward living a better life. My name is Rebecca, owner of Counseling by the Coast, LLC, and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience in the mental health world. I am deeply committed to helping individuals, teens, and families navigate life's challenges. I specialize in supporting individuals of all ages who are facing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relational challenges, and trauma.
(609) 546-4480 View (609) 546-4480

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Linwood, NJ

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Linwood, NJ who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
71% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Linwood, NJ see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Linwood?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.