Therapists in Paramus, NJ

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Lauren McCarthy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
Not accepting new clients
Is this your first time seeking therapy? Or do you have previous experience working with a therapist? Either way, I want to warmly invite you into a safe space to explore whatever is bringing you to therapy and to work toward bettering your mental health. In our work together we could tackle issues related to life transitions, relationships, building self-esteem, learning tools to better manage stress, anxiety, or depression. I have experience working with various mental health diagnoses and age groups including children, adolescents, and adults. I also work with LGBTQ+ individuals and provide care that is gender affirming.
Is this your first time seeking therapy? Or do you have previous experience working with a therapist? Either way, I want to warmly invite you into a safe space to explore whatever is bringing you to therapy and to work toward bettering your mental health. In our work together we could tackle issues related to life transitions, relationships, building self-esteem, learning tools to better manage stress, anxiety, or depression. I have experience working with various mental health diagnoses and age groups including children, adolescents, and adults. I also work with LGBTQ+ individuals and provide care that is gender affirming.
(551) 296-1197 View (551) 296-1197
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Jhiree Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
Services in English, Spanish, & Mandingo! Life's experiences can be far too heavy to carry alone, and we all need someone to help us navigate the difficult times. Are you ready to regain control over your life? Do you struggle to find time for the things you enjoy? Have you or your child experienced a devastating loss, heartbreak, anxiety, or depression? Are you an empty nester? Do you want to learn how to manage the kids, partner, social obligations, self-care, work, and the twist and turns that life throws our way? If you answered yes, to any of the questions above, Call to Schedule Today!
Services in English, Spanish, & Mandingo! Life's experiences can be far too heavy to carry alone, and we all need someone to help us navigate the difficult times. Are you ready to regain control over your life? Do you struggle to find time for the things you enjoy? Have you or your child experienced a devastating loss, heartbreak, anxiety, or depression? Are you an empty nester? Do you want to learn how to manage the kids, partner, social obligations, self-care, work, and the twist and turns that life throws our way? If you answered yes, to any of the questions above, Call to Schedule Today!
(551) 227-9938 View (551) 227-9938
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Nancy Pandiscia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with a wide range of client populations I am a warm and nurturing professional that provides a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment where my clients can openly explore their issues to find solutions to the challenges they may be facing. I use a person-centered approach as we work to explore your personal journey. Together we will make positive changes in your thoughts and behaviors allowing you can live a productive and fulfilling life.
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with a wide range of client populations I am a warm and nurturing professional that provides a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment where my clients can openly explore their issues to find solutions to the challenges they may be facing. I use a person-centered approach as we work to explore your personal journey. Together we will make positive changes in your thoughts and behaviors allowing you can live a productive and fulfilling life.
(201) 509-4837 View (201) 509-4837
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Dr. Stephen J. Oreski & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Paramus, NJ 07652
Dr Stephen J. Oreski is a doctoral-level psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, with a private practice in Paramus, New Jersey. With over 25+ years experience in counseling and psychotherapy, and specializing in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Dr. Oreski has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of mental illness and trauma.
Dr Stephen J. Oreski is a doctoral-level psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, with a private practice in Paramus, New Jersey. With over 25+ years experience in counseling and psychotherapy, and specializing in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Dr. Oreski has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of mental illness and trauma.
(201) 632-3907 View (201) 632-3907
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Rebekah Thompson
Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!! I strive to create a non-judgmental environment for my clients where they feel welcomed, respected, heard, and have the support they deserve while collaboratively working towards their goals. The most rewarding part about being a mental health counselor is being able to witness individuals bettering themselves and overcoming obstacles whether they are big or small. As a counselor, I know that every individual is unique; therefore, I work with the client based on their needs and at a pace they are comfortable with, while also trying to challenge them in making steps towards their progress.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!! I strive to create a non-judgmental environment for my clients where they feel welcomed, respected, heard, and have the support they deserve while collaboratively working towards their goals. The most rewarding part about being a mental health counselor is being able to witness individuals bettering themselves and overcoming obstacles whether they are big or small. As a counselor, I know that every individual is unique; therefore, I work with the client based on their needs and at a pace they are comfortable with, while also trying to challenge them in making steps towards their progress.
(973) 659-4171 View (973) 659-4171
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Marina Maurino
MA
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
Wanting to be happy is often a way of saying “I want peace”. Life’s difficulties test us and sometimes we feel defeated but it doesn’t have to be that way. Often, we suffer needlessly because we treat the symptom rather than the cure, we entertain the story rather than the truth and we give full rein to our personality rather than to our heart and soul. If this resonates with you, I invite you to ask yourself, "Am I living as fully as I can?" or, "Am I feeling powerless, stuck and not enjoying life?" If so, I can guide and support you to look inside for deeper truths that will allow you to grow and to find peace in your life.
Wanting to be happy is often a way of saying “I want peace”. Life’s difficulties test us and sometimes we feel defeated but it doesn’t have to be that way. Often, we suffer needlessly because we treat the symptom rather than the cure, we entertain the story rather than the truth and we give full rein to our personality rather than to our heart and soul. If this resonates with you, I invite you to ask yourself, "Am I living as fully as I can?" or, "Am I feeling powerless, stuck and not enjoying life?" If so, I can guide and support you to look inside for deeper truths that will allow you to grow and to find peace in your life.
(201) 942-1820 View (201) 942-1820
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Taihra Braxton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). I obtained my Bachelor and Master's degrees from the College of New Jersey (formerly known as Trenton State). My first counseling experience involved working with children and adults who have experienced various forms of trauma and compounding mental health/addiction concerns. Since then, I have had a passion aiding clients in healing the wounds of their pasts.
I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). I obtained my Bachelor and Master's degrees from the College of New Jersey (formerly known as Trenton State). My first counseling experience involved working with children and adults who have experienced various forms of trauma and compounding mental health/addiction concerns. Since then, I have had a passion aiding clients in healing the wounds of their pasts.
(973) 433-5961 View (973) 433-5961
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Family Psychiatry and Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
Adolescence and young adulthood can be both the most exciting and trying time in one's life. Having a therapist to help navigate through those times can make all the difference in how one copes and moves forward. I strive to create a safe, supportive, engaging, and nurturing environment for each client. My clinical experience includes a specialization in the areas of eating disorders, self harm behaviors, and addiction, as well as the treatment of adolescents and adults who present with a range of issues such as, anxiety, mood disorders, family conflict, impulsivity, and difficult life transitions.
Adolescence and young adulthood can be both the most exciting and trying time in one's life. Having a therapist to help navigate through those times can make all the difference in how one copes and moves forward. I strive to create a safe, supportive, engaging, and nurturing environment for each client. My clinical experience includes a specialization in the areas of eating disorders, self harm behaviors, and addiction, as well as the treatment of adolescents and adults who present with a range of issues such as, anxiety, mood disorders, family conflict, impulsivity, and difficult life transitions.
(201) 831-9877 View (201) 831-9877
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Jessica Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
Jessica Martinez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey. Jessica received her Master of Education from William Paterson University and completed both practicum/internship trainings in both the school and mental health settings. Jessica has extensive experience working with teens, adults, couples and families. As a Spanish speaking therapist, Jessica is also happy to serve the Latino community as well. Jessica has passion to help others and believes YOU, the client, are the expert of your life. As a therapist, Jessica's goal is to create a safe space where clients feel heard, supported and understood.
Jessica Martinez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey. Jessica received her Master of Education from William Paterson University and completed both practicum/internship trainings in both the school and mental health settings. Jessica has extensive experience working with teens, adults, couples and families. As a Spanish speaking therapist, Jessica is also happy to serve the Latino community as well. Jessica has passion to help others and believes YOU, the client, are the expert of your life. As a therapist, Jessica's goal is to create a safe space where clients feel heard, supported and understood.
(201) 733-3726 View (201) 733-3726
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Family Psychiatry & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652  (Online Only)
Amanda Wisolmerski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at Monmouth University. She has worked with children, adults and families in clinical settings such as intensive outpatient treatment programs, residential facilities, and hospitals. She has provided therapy to individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, adjustment difficulty, relationship struggles, health issues and various other mental health difficulties. She was also a collegiate athlete, which provides her understanding of the pressure that comes with being an athlete.
Amanda Wisolmerski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at Monmouth University. She has worked with children, adults and families in clinical settings such as intensive outpatient treatment programs, residential facilities, and hospitals. She has provided therapy to individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, adjustment difficulty, relationship struggles, health issues and various other mental health difficulties. She was also a collegiate athlete, which provides her understanding of the pressure that comes with being an athlete.
(973) 319-4845 View (973) 319-4845
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Fanta Keita
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652  (Online Only)
Fanta Keita is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a background in Clinical Social Work and Psychology. Through studying the human mind and behavior as a student and gaining experience working in the mental health field, Fanta has learned the importance of taking care of one’s mental health. She is passionate about de-stigmatizing therapy in all communitieand advocating to not neglect mental wellness. As humans, there are times when we need support and someone to confide in. Family and friends may not always understand or offer the help you need. Fanta believes you should never feel alone or have to deal with struggles on your own.
Fanta Keita is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a background in Clinical Social Work and Psychology. Through studying the human mind and behavior as a student and gaining experience working in the mental health field, Fanta has learned the importance of taking care of one’s mental health. She is passionate about de-stigmatizing therapy in all communitieand advocating to not neglect mental wellness. As humans, there are times when we need support and someone to confide in. Family and friends may not always understand or offer the help you need. Fanta believes you should never feel alone or have to deal with struggles on your own.
(973) 281-4678 View (973) 281-4678
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William Defilippo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652  (Online Only)
Bill DeFilippo is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 20 years of experience providing mental health services to adults, children, families, and couples. He is an advocate for strengthening one's ability to understand and improve oneself in an often complex world. He prides himself on the ability to quickly develop rapport with clients as they journey together toward achieving greater life balance. Bill's specialties include—but are not limited to—life stress, anxiety, depression, grief, family discord, and relationship dysfunction.
Bill DeFilippo is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 20 years of experience providing mental health services to adults, children, families, and couples. He is an advocate for strengthening one's ability to understand and improve oneself in an often complex world. He prides himself on the ability to quickly develop rapport with clients as they journey together toward achieving greater life balance. Bill's specialties include—but are not limited to—life stress, anxiety, depression, grief, family discord, and relationship dysfunction.
(551) 231-1182 View (551) 231-1182
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Alicia Joel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients in NJ! Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are you feeling like life has so many moving parts that the stress can be overwhelming? ? The feeling of uncertainty of what to do next can be a struggle. I know because I am a regular person who can also struggle. I thrive on being authentic with my clients and truly giving it my all to help a person with whatever challenges you may be facing.
Accepting new clients in NJ! Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are you feeling like life has so many moving parts that the stress can be overwhelming? ? The feeling of uncertainty of what to do next can be a struggle. I know because I am a regular person who can also struggle. I thrive on being authentic with my clients and truly giving it my all to help a person with whatever challenges you may be facing.
(551) 231-1738 View (551) 231-1738
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Arista Psychological & Psychiatric Services
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, APRN, BC
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
ARISTA is a private mental health and chemical dependency practice which has been serving Manhattan and Bergen County, New Jersey, for over 25 years. Our health care professionals include licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, and counselors with expertise in marriage, family, adults, teens, children, hypnotherapy and addictions. Arista's warm, highly qualified psychotherapists will ensure that you receive individualized care in a comfortable, confidential setting. Our goal is to match you with a therapist who has achieved success with patients who have problems similar to yours.
ARISTA is a private mental health and chemical dependency practice which has been serving Manhattan and Bergen County, New Jersey, for over 25 years. Our health care professionals include licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, and counselors with expertise in marriage, family, adults, teens, children, hypnotherapy and addictions. Arista's warm, highly qualified psychotherapists will ensure that you receive individualized care in a comfortable, confidential setting. Our goal is to match you with a therapist who has achieved success with patients who have problems similar to yours.
(201) 254-0619 View (201) 254-0619
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Albaliz Tello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
I am a multilingual and bicultural clinical social worker with 10+ years' experience in supporting individuals from a diverse background. Dr. Tello specializes in working with children, teens, and young adults. I specialize in working with clients with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, trauma, and separation or divorce challenges.
I am a multilingual and bicultural clinical social worker with 10+ years' experience in supporting individuals from a diverse background. Dr. Tello specializes in working with children, teens, and young adults. I specialize in working with clients with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, trauma, and separation or divorce challenges.
(973) 840-8708 View (973) 840-8708
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Rebecca Dombrowsky-Henriquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paramus, NJ 07652
In my twenty years of working in the mental health field, I've learned that it is not the situation that can render us helpless, but the meaning we create about the situation. The judgments we make about ourselves and others can make a situation worse, creating anxiety, depression, or undue stress. I specialize in providing therapeutic interventions to decrease self defeating patterns and negative self-talk. You will be engaged in a partnership as treatment goals are identified to personalize your care. I specialize in the following therapies: DBT, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness Meditation, Hypnotherapy, and Imago Couple Therapy.
In my twenty years of working in the mental health field, I've learned that it is not the situation that can render us helpless, but the meaning we create about the situation. The judgments we make about ourselves and others can make a situation worse, creating anxiety, depression, or undue stress. I specialize in providing therapeutic interventions to decrease self defeating patterns and negative self-talk. You will be engaged in a partnership as treatment goals are identified to personalize your care. I specialize in the following therapies: DBT, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness Meditation, Hypnotherapy, and Imago Couple Therapy.
(201) 977-6926 View (201) 977-6926
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Sheila Berard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(201) 885-4629 View (201) 885-4629
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Adam Herbert
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
Adam Herbert is a Psychologist in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. He holds a doctoral degree (Psy. D. ) in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), Rutgers University. Adam is thoughtful, empathic, and client-centered in his approach to therapy. He prioritizes establishing and fostering trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship, while working in collaboration with the client to achieve their goals and reach their true potential. His theoretical approach is based in psychodynamic theory and integration.
Adam Herbert is a Psychologist in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. He holds a doctoral degree (Psy. D. ) in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), Rutgers University. Adam is thoughtful, empathic, and client-centered in his approach to therapy. He prioritizes establishing and fostering trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship, while working in collaboration with the client to achieve their goals and reach their true potential. His theoretical approach is based in psychodynamic theory and integration.
(973) 922-9066 View (973) 922-9066
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Jennifer Brea
Counselor, LPC, NCC, EdS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Paramus, NJ 07652  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking counseling therapy takes courage, willingness to invite change, exploring difficulties, and learning new strategies. We will work together to learn healthy coping skills, to assist you in navigating challenges faced throughout life's journey. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, thoughts of self-doubt, negative beliefs, or a sense of hopelessness, counseling therapy will provide a safe space to talk. My goal is to ensure you feel safe, supported, and empowered to manage whatever comes your way.
Seeking counseling therapy takes courage, willingness to invite change, exploring difficulties, and learning new strategies. We will work together to learn healthy coping skills, to assist you in navigating challenges faced throughout life's journey. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, thoughts of self-doubt, negative beliefs, or a sense of hopelessness, counseling therapy will provide a safe space to talk. My goal is to ensure you feel safe, supported, and empowered to manage whatever comes your way.
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Advance Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramus, NJ 07652
Advance Counseling Center is an outpatient program within Advance Housing, Inc. that offers individuals and families an array of wellness services to support, enhance and improve their quality of life. All clinical staff use treatment interventions that incorporate research and evidenced-based practices. Group practice is informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT will help you or your loved on with ongoing conflicts in relationships; intense and rapid mood; difficulty stuffing emotions, then "blowing up" at others; inability to relax; impulsive or reactive decisions you often regret; avoiding responsibilities; and feeling overwhelmed.We have staff trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Advance Counseling Center is an outpatient program within Advance Housing, Inc. that offers individuals and families an array of wellness services to support, enhance and improve their quality of life. All clinical staff use treatment interventions that incorporate research and evidenced-based practices. Group practice is informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT will help you or your loved on with ongoing conflicts in relationships; intense and rapid mood; difficulty stuffing emotions, then "blowing up" at others; inability to relax; impulsive or reactive decisions you often regret; avoiding responsibilities; and feeling overwhelmed.We have staff trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT).
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Paramus, NJ

300+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Paramus, NJ who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD
61% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Paramus, NJ see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Paramus?

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.