Therapists in Palisades Park, NJ

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Marilyn Valenciano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Waitlist for new clients
I am a dedicated Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience specializing in providing compassionate, therapeutic services to children and families, and individuals. Through a blend of traditional clinical expertise and innovative therapeutic modalities, I am committed to helping facilitate positive change. Additionally, I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor.
I am a dedicated Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience specializing in providing compassionate, therapeutic services to children and families, and individuals. Through a blend of traditional clinical expertise and innovative therapeutic modalities, I am committed to helping facilitate positive change. Additionally, I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor.
(551) 310-3975 View (551) 310-3975
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Laura A Caddell
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Balancing the demands of life can be stressful and anxiety provoking; I am here to help. With the fast pace of our society as well as the definition of the family system changing-many have difficulty dealing with a variety of life stressors. As a result some may struggle to cope with everyday obstacles that can effect their emotional and physical health/wellbeing as well as hinder relationships and work performance. I have experience with clients that may be dealing with depression or anxiety-as well as couples counseling. I also have knowledge of the school system and can assist with ones career and or life goals.
Balancing the demands of life can be stressful and anxiety provoking; I am here to help. With the fast pace of our society as well as the definition of the family system changing-many have difficulty dealing with a variety of life stressors. As a result some may struggle to cope with everyday obstacles that can effect their emotional and physical health/wellbeing as well as hinder relationships and work performance. I have experience with clients that may be dealing with depression or anxiety-as well as couples counseling. I also have knowledge of the school system and can assist with ones career and or life goals.
(201) 597-5212 View (201) 597-5212
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Stella Stempel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Trauma is not what happens to us, but what happens inside of us, as a result of what happens to us. Getting to the core of why you think, act, and behave the way you do is the key to creating the life you want — the life you’re meant to live. If you’re someone who’s felt stuck, keeps coming back to the same destructive patterns, or has tried therapy before but didn’t gain lasting change, you have come to the right place. My first priority is to understand you as a person and work collaboratively to create a treatment outline to meet your goals.
Trauma is not what happens to us, but what happens inside of us, as a result of what happens to us. Getting to the core of why you think, act, and behave the way you do is the key to creating the life you want — the life you’re meant to live. If you’re someone who’s felt stuck, keeps coming back to the same destructive patterns, or has tried therapy before but didn’t gain lasting change, you have come to the right place. My first priority is to understand you as a person and work collaboratively to create a treatment outline to meet your goals.
(201) 584-7282 View (201) 584-7282
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Clara Pak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650  (Online Only)
I have experience working in Community-Based, Outpatient, and hospital mental health settings as a licensed professional counselor. I am currently at Eastern University for a Doctor of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy studies for a further degree. I have a passion for working with teens, adults, and older adults to assist them in developing and finding healthy coping skills when dealing with stressors, including life transitions. My areas of expertise and special interest include depression, anxiety, coping skills, interpersonal conflict, racial identity, and stress management.
I have experience working in Community-Based, Outpatient, and hospital mental health settings as a licensed professional counselor. I am currently at Eastern University for a Doctor of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy studies for a further degree. I have a passion for working with teens, adults, and older adults to assist them in developing and finding healthy coping skills when dealing with stressors, including life transitions. My areas of expertise and special interest include depression, anxiety, coping skills, interpersonal conflict, racial identity, and stress management.
(732) 896-9078 View (732) 896-9078
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Samuel Eli Menahem
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
I have a Spiritual/psychological approach. See my new book, "The Great Cosmic Lesson Plan."I believe we are all connected to each other via a higher power.thus-there is a constant mind body spirit interplay-through which we create our lives. I integrate cognitive therapy, meditation, hypnosis, prayer and humor into the therapy. all human beings have "issues." We all have some guilt, anger and fear. The essence of therapy is learning how to "let go," enabling us to become happier. we are more attuned to the higher power. My ideal client would be open to letting go.
I have a Spiritual/psychological approach. See my new book, "The Great Cosmic Lesson Plan."I believe we are all connected to each other via a higher power.thus-there is a constant mind body spirit interplay-through which we create our lives. I integrate cognitive therapy, meditation, hypnosis, prayer and humor into the therapy. all human beings have "issues." We all have some guilt, anger and fear. The essence of therapy is learning how to "let go," enabling us to become happier. we are more attuned to the higher power. My ideal client would be open to letting go.
(201) 345-4690 View (201) 345-4690
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Jacqueline Kim Szabo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Behavioral Tech, I treat both adolescents and adults who struggle with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. DBT is a skills based program that has been effective in teaching individuals to replace destructive behaviors with more effective skills. The ultimate goal of DBT is to decrease suffering by increasing behaviors that are consistent with a life worth living.
Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Behavioral Tech, I treat both adolescents and adults who struggle with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. DBT is a skills based program that has been effective in teaching individuals to replace destructive behaviors with more effective skills. The ultimate goal of DBT is to decrease suffering by increasing behaviors that are consistent with a life worth living.
(201) 285-5887 View (201) 285-5887
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Dr. Hyosook Park
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT, DMin, QMHP-A, AMFT
Verified Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
길은 길로 연결되어 있습니다. 저는 어린시절 경험한, 복합외상에서 벗어나기 위해 상담공부를 시작했고, 상담사의 길을 선택하였습니다. 저의 미션은 한국에 살고 있는 한국인뿐만 아니라 전 세계에 흩어져 살고있는 디아스포라의 한국인을 대상으로, 운디드 힐러로서, 깨어지고, 무너져 가는 가정을 일으켜 세워, 행복하고 기쁜, 개인과 부부로 살아가도록 돕는 일입니다. 사람은 누구나 변화하고, 자신의 문제를 해결할 수 있는 잠재력을 가지고 있습니다. 따라서 내담자가 긍정적인 삶의 변화를 추구해 나가도록 최선을 다해 도울 것입니다. 내담자와 치료적 동맹관계를 맺고 함께 동반 성장해 나갈 것입니다. 이 과정을 통해 보다 행복한 삶을 영위해 가도록 도울 것입니다. 한 사람과의 관계를 소중히 생각합니다. 길에서 만난 사람들과 만들어 갈 아름다운 세상을 기대합니다. 감사합니다.
길은 길로 연결되어 있습니다. 저는 어린시절 경험한, 복합외상에서 벗어나기 위해 상담공부를 시작했고, 상담사의 길을 선택하였습니다. 저의 미션은 한국에 살고 있는 한국인뿐만 아니라 전 세계에 흩어져 살고있는 디아스포라의 한국인을 대상으로, 운디드 힐러로서, 깨어지고, 무너져 가는 가정을 일으켜 세워, 행복하고 기쁜, 개인과 부부로 살아가도록 돕는 일입니다. 사람은 누구나 변화하고, 자신의 문제를 해결할 수 있는 잠재력을 가지고 있습니다. 따라서 내담자가 긍정적인 삶의 변화를 추구해 나가도록 최선을 다해 도울 것입니다. 내담자와 치료적 동맹관계를 맺고 함께 동반 성장해 나갈 것입니다. 이 과정을 통해 보다 행복한 삶을 영위해 가도록 도울 것입니다. 한 사람과의 관계를 소중히 생각합니다. 길에서 만난 사람들과 만들어 갈 아름다운 세상을 기대합니다. 감사합니다.
(201) 574-5730 View (201) 574-5730
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Diane Park
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palisades Park, NJ 07650  (Online Only)
Diane Park is a Licensed Master Social Worker (Licensed in NY and NJ) who employs a diverse range of therapeutic modalities to provide comprehensive support to her clients, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
Diane Park is a Licensed Master Social Worker (Licensed in NY and NJ) who employs a diverse range of therapeutic modalities to provide comprehensive support to her clients, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
(929) 377-1227 View (929) 377-1227
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Kevin Yoon-Ho Woo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Do you have trouble getting through the day, feeling tired or discouraged? Maybe you’re going through the motions but aren’t sure why. Many people I work with have felt overwhelmed, stressed, or just stuck. You may have found temporary coping skills that have worked to get you this far. But life’s about more than just surviving each day with the least amount of pain. I help people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress, and are ready for a change. I believe you have a purpose and deserve to experience a more fulfilling life. You can learn to stop fighting and become more excited and hopeful about the future.
Do you have trouble getting through the day, feeling tired or discouraged? Maybe you’re going through the motions but aren’t sure why. Many people I work with have felt overwhelmed, stressed, or just stuck. You may have found temporary coping skills that have worked to get you this far. But life’s about more than just surviving each day with the least amount of pain. I help people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress, and are ready for a change. I believe you have a purpose and deserve to experience a more fulfilling life. You can learn to stop fighting and become more excited and hopeful about the future.
(201) 559-0468 View (201) 559-0468
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Dr. Samuel Y. Kim
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There are so many profiles and acronyms after people's names on this website, and you just want some help with a mental health issue, life stressors, or maybe you're not entirely sure what you need help with. Perhaps a recent change in your life has just rocked your world, and things haven't quite gotten back to where it used to be for you. And you're here because a friend or family member encouraged you to look for some help, but now, it's kind of overwhelming with all of these profiles and degrees and specialties. You're not alone in the struggle to find a therapist.
There are so many profiles and acronyms after people's names on this website, and you just want some help with a mental health issue, life stressors, or maybe you're not entirely sure what you need help with. Perhaps a recent change in your life has just rocked your world, and things haven't quite gotten back to where it used to be for you. And you're here because a friend or family member encouraged you to look for some help, but now, it's kind of overwhelming with all of these profiles and degrees and specialties. You're not alone in the struggle to find a therapist.
(720) 740-3661 View (720) 740-3661
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Tina Joen
MA, MFT, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Tina Joen, MFT-LP holds a Master’s Degree from Alliance University. Embracing the belief that family dynamics and patterns intricately shape individual experiences, Tina approaches her practice with a focus on the interconnected set of relationships that define each client’s journey.
Tina Joen, MFT-LP holds a Master’s Degree from Alliance University. Embracing the belief that family dynamics and patterns intricately shape individual experiences, Tina approaches her practice with a focus on the interconnected set of relationships that define each client’s journey.
(929) 512-7846 View (929) 512-7846
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Cynthia Lin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Cynthia Lin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in treating individuals with diverse clinical backgrounds. Dr. Lin is bilingual, fluent in English and Mandarin. For undergraduate studies, Dr. Lin received her bachelor's in psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and further earned her Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. As a scientist practitioner, Dr. Lin offers specialized and comprehensive mental health services, including psychotherapy, psychometric assessment and testing (reports), and clinical consultation.
Dr. Cynthia Lin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in treating individuals with diverse clinical backgrounds. Dr. Lin is bilingual, fluent in English and Mandarin. For undergraduate studies, Dr. Lin received her bachelor's in psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and further earned her Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. As a scientist practitioner, Dr. Lin offers specialized and comprehensive mental health services, including psychotherapy, psychometric assessment and testing (reports), and clinical consultation.
(973) 834-6766 View (973) 834-6766
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Dr. Deborah Ohm
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palisades Park, NJ 07650  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At various points in one's life, people can sometimes feel stuck or overwhelmed or unfulfilled. Maybe you've been feeling this way for awhile and unsure of how to proceed. Fortunately, you are not alone. As a psychologist, I am here to help you work through the challenges you face. The heart of my approach centers on providing a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental space to help you feel safe as you embark on your therapeutic journey. I strive to empower you by helping you feel more in control of your life, and live a life worth living.
At various points in one's life, people can sometimes feel stuck or overwhelmed or unfulfilled. Maybe you've been feeling this way for awhile and unsure of how to proceed. Fortunately, you are not alone. As a psychologist, I am here to help you work through the challenges you face. The heart of my approach centers on providing a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental space to help you feel safe as you embark on your therapeutic journey. I strive to empower you by helping you feel more in control of your life, and live a life worth living.
(914) 685-6317 View (914) 685-6317
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Catherine Mok
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
I am a bilingual therapist (fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin) licensed in both Texas and New Jersey. I work collaboratively with my clients – individual, parents, couples, and families – using a relational, humanistic and client-centered therapeutic approach. As a culturally-competent and trauma-informed therapist, my priority is to create a non-judgmental, compassionate, safe, and inclusive space for all my clients. I am passionate about helping individuals recognize their possibilities, inner strengths and feel empowered.
I am a bilingual therapist (fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin) licensed in both Texas and New Jersey. I work collaboratively with my clients – individual, parents, couples, and families – using a relational, humanistic and client-centered therapeutic approach. As a culturally-competent and trauma-informed therapist, my priority is to create a non-judgmental, compassionate, safe, and inclusive space for all my clients. I am passionate about helping individuals recognize their possibilities, inner strengths and feel empowered.
(512) 768-7007 View (512) 768-7007

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Daniel Sosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bogota, NJ 07603
Daniel Sosa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience in the mental health field. He is motivated to help adults at varying stages of their life and recovery, as well as guide couples through obstacles that create challenges for their relationship. Daniel specializes in depression, anxiety, addiction management, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. Daniel received his Masters in Social Work (MSW) through Fordham University in NYC and has history working with adults struggling with addiction and unmanageable mental health struggles.
Daniel Sosa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience in the mental health field. He is motivated to help adults at varying stages of their life and recovery, as well as guide couples through obstacles that create challenges for their relationship. Daniel specializes in depression, anxiety, addiction management, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. Daniel received his Masters in Social Work (MSW) through Fordham University in NYC and has history working with adults struggling with addiction and unmanageable mental health struggles.
(551) 310-2896 View (551) 310-2896
The Practice for Sex and Psychodynamic Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Englewood, NJ 07631
The Practice for Sex and Psychodynamic Therapy provides treatment for Individuals and Couples struggling with Sexual and Relationship problems.We employ an integrated approach combining psychodynamic, behavioral and anthropologic perspectives. This helps couples and individuals get unstuck and move their relationships and lives ahead.
The Practice for Sex and Psychodynamic Therapy provides treatment for Individuals and Couples struggling with Sexual and Relationship problems.We employ an integrated approach combining psychodynamic, behavioral and anthropologic perspectives. This helps couples and individuals get unstuck and move their relationships and lives ahead.
(201) 643-7229 View (201) 643-7229
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Luisa A Contreras
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Leonia, NJ 07605  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. I have extensive experience working with such conditions as anxiety, depression, work-related stress, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting issues, relationship issues, developmental trauma, racial trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I trained in psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral and emotionally-focused therapy with individuals, couples, parents and families. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative as I draw from traditional insight-oriented and cognitive therapies as well as experiential body/mind, and psychobiological techniques.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. I have extensive experience working with such conditions as anxiety, depression, work-related stress, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting issues, relationship issues, developmental trauma, racial trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I trained in psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral and emotionally-focused therapy with individuals, couples, parents and families. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative as I draw from traditional insight-oriented and cognitive therapies as well as experiential body/mind, and psychobiological techniques.
(201) 907-2120 View (201) 907-2120
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Reema Zahr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bogota, NJ 07603  (Online Only)
There are many reasons that may have led you to seek therapy. Perhaps you are going through a difficult transition or maybe you feel something is missing in your life. Together we will explore patterns in thinking and relating that may be contributing to your suffering. The therapeutic relationship is an integral part of the healing process. I offer a safe and emotionally attuned environment that supports the gentle unfolding of change. I bring my experience, advanced training, and insight to our work together. I am a licensed professional counselor offering confidential psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, children and couples.
There are many reasons that may have led you to seek therapy. Perhaps you are going through a difficult transition or maybe you feel something is missing in your life. Together we will explore patterns in thinking and relating that may be contributing to your suffering. The therapeutic relationship is an integral part of the healing process. I offer a safe and emotionally attuned environment that supports the gentle unfolding of change. I bring my experience, advanced training, and insight to our work together. I am a licensed professional counselor offering confidential psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, children and couples.
(862) 800-2104 View (862) 800-2104
Photo of Heidi Morelli, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Heidi Morelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Edgewater, NJ 07020  (Online Only)
Life is challenging and it's not surprising that many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, difficulty making decisions and building healthy relationships. Many of us have received the message that we aren’t “good enough”. These messages can come from many different sources and it can be difficult not to internalize these unhealthy belief systems. We will work together to get a better understanding of how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors have been impacted by past and present experiences and what you can do to not allow these negative experiences define who you are today.
Life is challenging and it's not surprising that many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, difficulty making decisions and building healthy relationships. Many of us have received the message that we aren’t “good enough”. These messages can come from many different sources and it can be difficult not to internalize these unhealthy belief systems. We will work together to get a better understanding of how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors have been impacted by past and present experiences and what you can do to not allow these negative experiences define who you are today.
(201) 975-6193 View (201) 975-6193
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Deniz M Colak
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
As a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York, I provide individual and family psychotherapy as well as couples counseling in my private practice. I treat children, adolscents, and adults and work with a Turkish-speaking population as well, given that I speak Turkish fluently and have a solid understanding of the culture. I have worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, multi-cultural/assimilation issues, women's issues, chronic illnesses, and behavioral problems.
As a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York, I provide individual and family psychotherapy as well as couples counseling in my private practice. I treat children, adolscents, and adults and work with a Turkish-speaking population as well, given that I speak Turkish fluently and have a solid understanding of the culture. I have worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, multi-cultural/assimilation issues, women's issues, chronic illnesses, and behavioral problems.
(917) 746-0352 View (917) 746-0352

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Number of Therapists in Palisades Park, NJ

10+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Palisades Park, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
93% Depression
93% Self Esteem
86% Parenting
79% Family Conflict
79% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Palisades Park, NJ see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Palisades Park?

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.