Therapists in Middletown, NJ

Photo of Alison Coleman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Middletown, NJ
Alison Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Middletown, NJ 07748  (Online Only)
Life throws many challenges our way. While talking to someone isn't always easy, it is the first step to creating a happier life. With 8+ years of experience I have helped children, adolescents and adults navigate through these challenges. My experience includes working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions work/school challenges and parenting skills. With an emphasis on strengths, I believe in giving you the tools to overcome obstacles you are facing in a safe, non-judgmental space.
Life throws many challenges our way. While talking to someone isn't always easy, it is the first step to creating a happier life. With 8+ years of experience I have helped children, adolescents and adults navigate through these challenges. My experience includes working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions work/school challenges and parenting skills. With an emphasis on strengths, I believe in giving you the tools to overcome obstacles you are facing in a safe, non-judgmental space.
(732) 782-9760 View (732) 782-9760
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Meghan Keates
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Middletown, NJ 07748
Not accepting new clients
First - welcome. The path to pursuing therapy and facing life’s challenges (both new and old) may feel daunting. You’re no longer holding your anxiety, worries, grief, stress and sadness alone. I’m here to help. A little about me: My name is Meghan and I’m a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor. Stepping into a session with me would look like harnessing your authentic self, and having me meet you there as a clinician. I utilize a strength-based approach to my therapeutic practice. Empathy, honesty, open-mindedness, challenge and kindness are used throughout the process.
First - welcome. The path to pursuing therapy and facing life’s challenges (both new and old) may feel daunting. You’re no longer holding your anxiety, worries, grief, stress and sadness alone. I’m here to help. A little about me: My name is Meghan and I’m a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor. Stepping into a session with me would look like harnessing your authentic self, and having me meet you there as a clinician. I utilize a strength-based approach to my therapeutic practice. Empathy, honesty, open-mindedness, challenge and kindness are used throughout the process.
(732) 724-0053 View (732) 724-0053
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Rev. Dr. Em Ryan
PhD, MA, NCC, MIACP, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Middletown, NJ 07748
I am here for you. I've been a therapist since 2003 and offering online therapy since 2015. Save time (traffic, tolls, childcare arrangements, and to reduce contagion)! I am devoted to helping motivated clients make positive changes in their lives. As a holistic psychotherapist, I address past experiences and how they may not serve you in the Present, as you work toward a more joyful future. If you are seeking to transform your life by working through issues such as self-esteem, college or career transitions, anxiety, depression, or loss, I can help. I often use CBT & Brief Therapy so you reach your goals quickly. Let's talk soon.
I am here for you. I've been a therapist since 2003 and offering online therapy since 2015. Save time (traffic, tolls, childcare arrangements, and to reduce contagion)! I am devoted to helping motivated clients make positive changes in their lives. As a holistic psychotherapist, I address past experiences and how they may not serve you in the Present, as you work toward a more joyful future. If you are seeking to transform your life by working through issues such as self-esteem, college or career transitions, anxiety, depression, or loss, I can help. I often use CBT & Brief Therapy so you reach your goals quickly. Let's talk soon.
(848) 420-8144 View (848) 420-8144
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Ellen Bloom-Rau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I believe we all have the ability to make positive changes in our lives no matter what age. I assist clients in developing the ability to transform emotional distress into feelings of peace and happiness. I specialize in providing services for individuals who have issues related to aging, as well as those who have survived traumatic experiences from interpersonal sexual violence to natural disasters. In addition to working with Seniors and Survivors, I provide services for people experiencing anxiety, depression, panic, grief, loss, relationship and family issues, women's issues and LGBT issues.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I believe we all have the ability to make positive changes in our lives no matter what age. I assist clients in developing the ability to transform emotional distress into feelings of peace and happiness. I specialize in providing services for individuals who have issues related to aging, as well as those who have survived traumatic experiences from interpersonal sexual violence to natural disasters. In addition to working with Seniors and Survivors, I provide services for people experiencing anxiety, depression, panic, grief, loss, relationship and family issues, women's issues and LGBT issues.
(908) 386-4310 View (908) 386-4310
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Stephen D Chece Ph.d.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748
I am a licensed psychologist in NJ, NY & PA for over 35 years. I incorporate a holistic approach, emphasizing mind, body, spirit and emotion. I am passionate about our work together & I still approach each person enthusiastically & with great respect. My work increases your ability to feel, to love, to hope, to heal, and to succeed. Clients are helped to problem solve and live in joy and peace rather than in pain and fear. This process involves in depth explorations of understanding purpose in life via prayer, mindfulness meditation, exploring and understanding thoughts, emotions, behaviors & the importance of true spirituality.
I am a licensed psychologist in NJ, NY & PA for over 35 years. I incorporate a holistic approach, emphasizing mind, body, spirit and emotion. I am passionate about our work together & I still approach each person enthusiastically & with great respect. My work increases your ability to feel, to love, to hope, to heal, and to succeed. Clients are helped to problem solve and live in joy and peace rather than in pain and fear. This process involves in depth explorations of understanding purpose in life via prayer, mindfulness meditation, exploring and understanding thoughts, emotions, behaviors & the importance of true spirituality.
(732) 481-0415 View (732) 481-0415
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Lynn O'Hara
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, RDN, LPC
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748
WELCOME! Make this your year of growth! I would love to be a part of your journey. I work with adults and adolescents who want to overcome depression, anxiety and low self-esteem as well as eating and weight related issues and body image concerns. Change can be tough so I want to honor the courage you are showing by thinking about therapy. The work we can do together will help you heal from past wounds and move forward in your life. Together we create healing change in a respectful manner where you can find peace.
WELCOME! Make this your year of growth! I would love to be a part of your journey. I work with adults and adolescents who want to overcome depression, anxiety and low self-esteem as well as eating and weight related issues and body image concerns. Change can be tough so I want to honor the courage you are showing by thinking about therapy. The work we can do together will help you heal from past wounds and move forward in your life. Together we create healing change in a respectful manner where you can find peace.
(732) 853-8473 View (732) 853-8473
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LeeAnn Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748
Waitlist for new clients
Selecting a therapist who you feel comfortable with contributes significantly to treatment success. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol Drug Counselor (LCADC) with over 20 years of extensive clinical experience working with a broad spectrum of clients with mental health and/or addiction disorders. I utilize a holistic approach to counseling that is individually tailored to best meet and support your needs.
Selecting a therapist who you feel comfortable with contributes significantly to treatment success. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol Drug Counselor (LCADC) with over 20 years of extensive clinical experience working with a broad spectrum of clients with mental health and/or addiction disorders. I utilize a holistic approach to counseling that is individually tailored to best meet and support your needs.
(201) 877-5160 View (201) 877-5160
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Pamela J Dengrove
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748
I provide services in Clinical and Forensic psychology. My growing speciality in parent child contact problems has led to my work in reunification therapy, co-parenting therapy, and to conduct parental fitness, best interest, and custody neutral assessment. I pride myself on being transparent and direct when working with clients yet empathic and open. I also treat issues related to trauma, anger management, depression, addictions, and conduct both neuropsychological assessment and psychoeducational assessment. My approach is integrative and collaborative, and includes CBT, Anger Management, and psychodynamic techniques.
I provide services in Clinical and Forensic psychology. My growing speciality in parent child contact problems has led to my work in reunification therapy, co-parenting therapy, and to conduct parental fitness, best interest, and custody neutral assessment. I pride myself on being transparent and direct when working with clients yet empathic and open. I also treat issues related to trauma, anger management, depression, addictions, and conduct both neuropsychological assessment and psychoeducational assessment. My approach is integrative and collaborative, and includes CBT, Anger Management, and psychodynamic techniques.
(201) 215-2833 View (201) 215-2833
Photo of Victory Christian Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Middletown, NJ
Victory Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, NJ 07748
I graduated from Cairn University with my Masters Degree in Christian Counseling. In the past fifteen years I have worked with a diverse group of clients using a cognitive-behavioral based approach. I specialize in areas of depression, abuse, grief recovery, family dysfunction, the effects of divorce in adulthood and childhood, alcoholism, spiritual formation, and trauma. I currently provide therapy in the Middletown office. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.
I graduated from Cairn University with my Masters Degree in Christian Counseling. In the past fifteen years I have worked with a diverse group of clients using a cognitive-behavioral based approach. I specialize in areas of depression, abuse, grief recovery, family dysfunction, the effects of divorce in adulthood and childhood, alcoholism, spiritual formation, and trauma. I currently provide therapy in the Middletown office. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.
(848) 235-9214 View (848) 235-9214
Photo of Megan Delaney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Middletown, NJ
Megan Delaney
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, NJ 07748
I work in Middletown area in New Jersey. My clinical experience has been working with women, adults and couples with adjustment, anxiety, and depression, and/or self-compassion. I utilize an ecopsychological and relational-cultural lens to make aware of multiple influences on our mental health. I work with clients in identifying their own strengths and coping skills to work through stress, depression and/or anxiety and find self-compassion and improve interpersonal relationships. I offer walk-and-talk sessions at local parks and in-person. Please see my website for more information: www.megandelaneyphd.com
I work in Middletown area in New Jersey. My clinical experience has been working with women, adults and couples with adjustment, anxiety, and depression, and/or self-compassion. I utilize an ecopsychological and relational-cultural lens to make aware of multiple influences on our mental health. I work with clients in identifying their own strengths and coping skills to work through stress, depression and/or anxiety and find self-compassion and improve interpersonal relationships. I offer walk-and-talk sessions at local parks and in-person. Please see my website for more information: www.megandelaneyphd.com
(908) 279-0460 View (908) 279-0460
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Tia Guerin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Middletown, NJ 07748  (Online Only)
I believe everyone has a story to share, and I am here to listen to yours. Therapy is a safe place for you to share your thoughts and emotions, without judgment. I believe those who seek counseling are courageous because they are willing to take a closer look at themselves and do the necessary work to have a more fulfilling life. Together, we can uncover the tools you need to begin creating a sense of peace in your life. I am dedicated to working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and everyday stress.
I believe everyone has a story to share, and I am here to listen to yours. Therapy is a safe place for you to share your thoughts and emotions, without judgment. I believe those who seek counseling are courageous because they are willing to take a closer look at themselves and do the necessary work to have a more fulfilling life. Together, we can uncover the tools you need to begin creating a sense of peace in your life. I am dedicated to working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and everyday stress.
(732) 592-5708 View (732) 592-5708
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Addiction Counseling Services, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCADC
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748
Hello, My name is Nick Ciaccia. I am the owner of Addiction Counseling Services, LLC in the Belford section of Middletown, NJ. I specialize in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. I have been working in the field of addictions for over a decade and I have a master’s in addiction counseling from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. I also have been in the recovery process for over 18 years, and I fully understand the struggles of addiction and alcoholism and how to obtain a fulfilling life without the use of substances.
Hello, My name is Nick Ciaccia. I am the owner of Addiction Counseling Services, LLC in the Belford section of Middletown, NJ. I specialize in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. I have been working in the field of addictions for over a decade and I have a master’s in addiction counseling from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. I also have been in the recovery process for over 18 years, and I fully understand the struggles of addiction and alcoholism and how to obtain a fulfilling life without the use of substances.
(848) 216-0980 View (848) 216-0980
Photo of Judith D'Agostino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Middletown, NJ
Judith D'Agostino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748  (Online Only)
Perhaps you feel more like a passenger than a driver on life's journey, as if you are not arriving at the destinations you imagined for yourself. You realize that the expectations set for you by others are no longer working for you. Things have not worked out the way you planned and through no fault of your own efforts the feelings of stress and anxiety remain overwhelming. You are seeking peace, clarity, personal growth and more meaning in life, you already know something needs to change and are uncertain how to go about it. Reaching out and asking for support is a great way to begin to help yourself feel better.
Perhaps you feel more like a passenger than a driver on life's journey, as if you are not arriving at the destinations you imagined for yourself. You realize that the expectations set for you by others are no longer working for you. Things have not worked out the way you planned and through no fault of your own efforts the feelings of stress and anxiety remain overwhelming. You are seeking peace, clarity, personal growth and more meaning in life, you already know something needs to change and are uncertain how to go about it. Reaching out and asking for support is a great way to begin to help yourself feel better.
(732) 656-8336 View (732) 656-8336
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Chece Psychological, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748
Congratulations! You have taken the first brave step to feeling better. Chece Psychological, LLC provides therapy and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Having over 40 years of combined experience, our top specialties include treatment of substance abuse/addiction, couples/marriage conflicts, child/adolescents, behavior/academic problems, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma (abuse, neglect, combat), and life-change stress. We also specialize in forensic and general psychological evaluations, including assessment of emotional intelligence.
Congratulations! You have taken the first brave step to feeling better. Chece Psychological, LLC provides therapy and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Having over 40 years of combined experience, our top specialties include treatment of substance abuse/addiction, couples/marriage conflicts, child/adolescents, behavior/academic problems, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma (abuse, neglect, combat), and life-change stress. We also specialize in forensic and general psychological evaluations, including assessment of emotional intelligence.
(732) 603-1225 View (732) 603-1225
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Mary Quirk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748  (Online Only)
I believe that the most effective therapy awakens clients to the knowledge and wisdom that they already possess but are not in touch with. By tapping into their individual strengths, clients can begin to heal from past experiences and overcome barriers to living and loving fully. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist who specializes in showing both adults and adolescents how to reach their full potential . My practice is strictly virtual these days, which allows clients to skip the commute and connect with me from the comfort of their home or workplace.
I believe that the most effective therapy awakens clients to the knowledge and wisdom that they already possess but are not in touch with. By tapping into their individual strengths, clients can begin to heal from past experiences and overcome barriers to living and loving fully. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist who specializes in showing both adults and adolescents how to reach their full potential . My practice is strictly virtual these days, which allows clients to skip the commute and connect with me from the comfort of their home or workplace.
(732) 806-5055 View (732) 806-5055
Photo of Jennifer Bristol, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Middletown, NJ
Jennifer Bristol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748
Are you looking to cope with the daily anxieties of life? Do you feel pressure accomplishing day to day tasks? At Embracing Stages, I work with a variety of patients who are trying to cope with the stressors of everyday life. Whether it be fertility issues, chronic or terminal illness, or the general expectations of life, I believe that the pursuit of happiness and acceptance is something we all want. You are not your diagnosis. You are so much more!
Are you looking to cope with the daily anxieties of life? Do you feel pressure accomplishing day to day tasks? At Embracing Stages, I work with a variety of patients who are trying to cope with the stressors of everyday life. Whether it be fertility issues, chronic or terminal illness, or the general expectations of life, I believe that the pursuit of happiness and acceptance is something we all want. You are not your diagnosis. You are so much more!
(551) 228-0923 View (551) 228-0923
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Renee Moffett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with relationships, work stress or managing your daily life? Do you feel uncomfortable with your thoughts, feelings, moods and emotions? Are you lost on how to cope and manage life stresses? Are you struggling with alcohol or substances? Through treatment there can be inner clarity, confidence, long-lasting skills and strategies. This can improve your relationship to yourself, others, resolve career-related issues and improve your ability to cope with life stressors.
Are you struggling with relationships, work stress or managing your daily life? Do you feel uncomfortable with your thoughts, feelings, moods and emotions? Are you lost on how to cope and manage life stresses? Are you struggling with alcohol or substances? Through treatment there can be inner clarity, confidence, long-lasting skills and strategies. This can improve your relationship to yourself, others, resolve career-related issues and improve your ability to cope with life stressors.
(732) 538-8082 View (732) 538-8082
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Robert Galvin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LSW, LCADC, CTP
Verified Verified
Middletown, NJ 07748
Hello, There are times in life when we seek to make changes, whether that change is within ourselves or our circumstances, many times both. Life can appear stressfull, anxiety provoking or depressing, and sometimes overwhelming. Sometimes we need to find additional coping because what we are doing presently, may not be enough.
Hello, There are times in life when we seek to make changes, whether that change is within ourselves or our circumstances, many times both. Life can appear stressfull, anxiety provoking or depressing, and sometimes overwhelming. Sometimes we need to find additional coping because what we are doing presently, may not be enough.
(732) 800-9983 View (732) 800-9983
Photo of Brooke Lichter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Middletown, NJ
Brooke Lichter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, NJ 07748
I am now accepting new clients! Struggling with life's challenges? Feeling disconnected, irritated, down, numb, unmotivated, and/or anxious? Explore therapy with an experienced professional who understands. We can meet via telehealth, at the park, or the farm. You are not alone and I am here to help you every step of the way! I truly want the best for all my clients and it is in honor to be able to work with you. I will provide feedback that will be kind but helpful for you during this process. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I am here to help to make this a comfortable space for healing!
I am now accepting new clients! Struggling with life's challenges? Feeling disconnected, irritated, down, numb, unmotivated, and/or anxious? Explore therapy with an experienced professional who understands. We can meet via telehealth, at the park, or the farm. You are not alone and I am here to help you every step of the way! I truly want the best for all my clients and it is in honor to be able to work with you. I will provide feedback that will be kind but helpful for you during this process. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I am here to help to make this a comfortable space for healing!
(732) 743-7147 View (732) 743-7147
Photo of Melissa Kramer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Middletown, NJ
Melissa Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Middletown, NJ 07748
You feel like something is holding you back...whether it's at work, in your relationship, as a parent, or just in where you thought your life would be by now. For the most part your life, career, or marriage is ok;but you envision better. You want to feel the depth and intimacy you once felt with your partner and stop the ongoing arguments. You want to stop holding back at work; or feeling inadequate as a parent because you just don't know what to do next about your child's behavior. You are stressed and overwhelmed, feeling like no one truly gets it. Your relationships are well enough, but you are missing depth, connection and meaning. Perhaps you are waiting for motivation to strike you? As you wait, the days, months, and years fly by and you remain stuck, vowing that next week...month...year...or time, things will be different. Why wait? You deserve NOW. You want to thrive in your life and change the way things feel at this moment. You want to stop repeating the same patterns, arguments, and situations that keep you unhappy. Perhaps you can do it alone, but what if nothing changes? There is a better solution. Seeking outside support is a sign of strength and readiness for change
You feel like something is holding you back...whether it's at work, in your relationship, as a parent, or just in where you thought your life would be by now. For the most part your life, career, or marriage is ok;but you envision better. You want to feel the depth and intimacy you once felt with your partner and stop the ongoing arguments. You want to stop holding back at work; or feeling inadequate as a parent because you just don't know what to do next about your child's behavior. You are stressed and overwhelmed, feeling like no one truly gets it. Your relationships are well enough, but you are missing depth, connection and meaning. Perhaps you are waiting for motivation to strike you? As you wait, the days, months, and years fly by and you remain stuck, vowing that next week...month...year...or time, things will be different. Why wait? You deserve NOW. You want to thrive in your life and change the way things feel at this moment. You want to stop repeating the same patterns, arguments, and situations that keep you unhappy. Perhaps you can do it alone, but what if nothing changes? There is a better solution. Seeking outside support is a sign of strength and readiness for change
(732) 443-0331 View (732) 443-0331

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Middletown, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Middletown, NJ who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
63% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Middletown, NJ see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Middletown?

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.