Therapists in Ridgewood, NJ

Photo of Daniella Angello, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Daniella Angello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Are you looking for help for your teenager or college student? Are their struggles keeping you up at night and causing you stress and worry? Are they sad, scared or constantly fighting with you ? I specialize in helping teens, young adults and moms navigate through depression and anxiety. Many young people think they're not measuring up. They may be struggling with problems with friends, academic pressures, difficult family relationships or a challenging transition to college. Times can be tough, but with the right support your child can learn to deal with problems more effectively while feeling better about life !
Are you looking for help for your teenager or college student? Are their struggles keeping you up at night and causing you stress and worry? Are they sad, scared or constantly fighting with you ? I specialize in helping teens, young adults and moms navigate through depression and anxiety. Many young people think they're not measuring up. They may be struggling with problems with friends, academic pressures, difficult family relationships or a challenging transition to college. Times can be tough, but with the right support your child can learn to deal with problems more effectively while feeling better about life !
(201) 730-2603 View (201) 730-2603
Photo of Melissa Raines, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Melissa Raines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyA
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Please note that I only have daytime appointments available. My late afternoon and evenings are booked. Being a good therapist requires more than being a good listener. My treatment style is dynamic, interpersonal, and focused on creating real and lasting change. Reach out today and start living the life you want.
Please note that I only have daytime appointments available. My late afternoon and evenings are booked. Being a good therapist requires more than being a good listener. My treatment style is dynamic, interpersonal, and focused on creating real and lasting change. Reach out today and start living the life you want.
(201) 654-4204 View (201) 654-4204
Photo of Family Dynamics Counseling Center , Licensed Professional Counselor in Ridgewood, NJ
Family Dynamics Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Are you at a loss for how to help your struggling child or teen?Do you lay in bed at night filled with worry & dread, wishing you could turn your brain off? Overwhelmed by the constant demands of school, work or life? No matter what stage of life you're in, sometimes life can feel out of control & messy. The reasons for seeking therapy are endless. Whether you’re feeling lost after a big life transition like graduation, divorce or having a baby; trying to put yourself back together after trauma; Or just trying to figure out who you are &where you fit into this thing called life - we all need a little help getting unstuck sometimes
Are you at a loss for how to help your struggling child or teen?Do you lay in bed at night filled with worry & dread, wishing you could turn your brain off? Overwhelmed by the constant demands of school, work or life? No matter what stage of life you're in, sometimes life can feel out of control & messy. The reasons for seeking therapy are endless. Whether you’re feeling lost after a big life transition like graduation, divorce or having a baby; trying to put yourself back together after trauma; Or just trying to figure out who you are &where you fit into this thing called life - we all need a little help getting unstuck sometimes
(551) 239-8423 View (551) 239-8423
Photo of Blue Skies Ahead Therapy, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Blue Skies Ahead Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Jaclyn O'Callaghan at Blue Skies Ahead is here to support you in your journey to clearer skies ahead. I believe reflecting on the past helps us heal, however, instilling a positive mindset moves us one step closer to mental wellness. Together we will create realistic and achievable goals using a person-centered and problem solving approach, CBT, play therapy for children and a variety of other therapeutic techniques. Whether supporting a child or adult, I am interactive, personable, charismatic empathetic and passionate.
Jaclyn O'Callaghan at Blue Skies Ahead is here to support you in your journey to clearer skies ahead. I believe reflecting on the past helps us heal, however, instilling a positive mindset moves us one step closer to mental wellness. Together we will create realistic and achievable goals using a person-centered and problem solving approach, CBT, play therapy for children and a variety of other therapeutic techniques. Whether supporting a child or adult, I am interactive, personable, charismatic empathetic and passionate.
(201) 676-3716 View (201) 676-3716
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Stephanie Shapiro
LSW, PhD, Can, didate
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Is the 'help-seeking' process hard for you? If you find that you're overwhelmed by that: feeling anxious, depressed, or having trouble dealing with a certain situation, look no further! I can help bring clarity to your life. My therapy incorporates YOUR needs and strengths into a semi-holistic approach that compliments pharmacological interventions. This means we use methods to treat the mind, body, soul, AND environment. Each goal is realistic and at YOUR pace. I can help you discover control. I will always provide you with the skills and tools to avoid re-occurrence of these issues.
Is the 'help-seeking' process hard for you? If you find that you're overwhelmed by that: feeling anxious, depressed, or having trouble dealing with a certain situation, look no further! I can help bring clarity to your life. My therapy incorporates YOUR needs and strengths into a semi-holistic approach that compliments pharmacological interventions. This means we use methods to treat the mind, body, soul, AND environment. Each goal is realistic and at YOUR pace. I can help you discover control. I will always provide you with the skills and tools to avoid re-occurrence of these issues.
(201) 730-5210 View (201) 730-5210
Photo of Leila Ostad, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Leila Ostad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
As a specialist in supporting adults and teens with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD/ADD, and emotional regulation challenges, I believe in a collaborative approach that honors your unique experiences and strengths. From in-depth diagnostic evaluation and testing of ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder to individual therapy and supportive groups, I offer a wide range of options to help you manage frustrations, explore emotions, and build the skills you need for a calmer mind, healthier relationships, and a life on your terms.
As a specialist in supporting adults and teens with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD/ADD, and emotional regulation challenges, I believe in a collaborative approach that honors your unique experiences and strengths. From in-depth diagnostic evaluation and testing of ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder to individual therapy and supportive groups, I offer a wide range of options to help you manage frustrations, explore emotions, and build the skills you need for a calmer mind, healthier relationships, and a life on your terms.
(201) 632-3050 View (201) 632-3050
Photo of Lee Ann Marquard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Lee Ann Marquard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyA
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Life can get better. Change can happen. I treat individuals and couples struggling with depression and anxiety who are seeking to free themselves from continued suffering. Reaching out for help is an action of strength. My approach is empathic and nonjudgemental. The right professional guidance can help you feel better and potentially change your life. Many of my patients have found greater happiness and fulfillment. I specialize in treatment for anxiety and depression as well as relationship issues. Call today to set up an initial consultation.
Life can get better. Change can happen. I treat individuals and couples struggling with depression and anxiety who are seeking to free themselves from continued suffering. Reaching out for help is an action of strength. My approach is empathic and nonjudgemental. The right professional guidance can help you feel better and potentially change your life. Many of my patients have found greater happiness and fulfillment. I specialize in treatment for anxiety and depression as well as relationship issues. Call today to set up an initial consultation.
(201) 625-1161 View (201) 625-1161
Photo of Dr. Marissa Norman, Psychologist in Ridgewood, NJ
Dr. Marissa Norman
Psychologist, PsyD, CMPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07451  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Participating in sports is a fulfilling privilege that offers personal growth, opportunities, and exclusive experiences. However, it also comes with its own set of challenges, such as injury, sacrifice, and stress. As an athlete, you face a range of unique experiences and obstacles that require empathy and support from someone who truly understands.
Participating in sports is a fulfilling privilege that offers personal growth, opportunities, and exclusive experiences. However, it also comes with its own set of challenges, such as injury, sacrifice, and stress. As an athlete, you face a range of unique experiences and obstacles that require empathy and support from someone who truly understands.
(201) 879-6511 View (201) 879-6511
Photo of Emily Austein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Emily Austein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I am a licensed clinical social worker and truly love what I do. I work with all age groups, from children to geriatric clients. I work with clients experiencing issues such as: anxiety, depression, substance abuse, family and relational issues, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, and many others.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and truly love what I do. I work with all age groups, from children to geriatric clients. I work with clients experiencing issues such as: anxiety, depression, substance abuse, family and relational issues, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, and many others.
(201) 468-6507 View (201) 468-6507
Photo of Paula Metzger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Paula Metzger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I bring 21 years of pastoral counseling experience to my 15 years of clinical practice with adults, children, couples and families. My clinical and pastoral background gives me the opportunity to provide a gentle calming presence and a compassionate understanding to my work with individuals and families who struggle with managing life challenges related to anxiety, depression and resolving conflict. I also provide life coaching to help individuals navigate life transitions due to separation, divorce, loss and grief.
I bring 21 years of pastoral counseling experience to my 15 years of clinical practice with adults, children, couples and families. My clinical and pastoral background gives me the opportunity to provide a gentle calming presence and a compassionate understanding to my work with individuals and families who struggle with managing life challenges related to anxiety, depression and resolving conflict. I also provide life coaching to help individuals navigate life transitions due to separation, divorce, loss and grief.
(201) 389-5839 View (201) 389-5839
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Catherine Berezansky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, -R
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Therapy is about telling the truth. Listening for it, discovering it, and acknowledging it with the help of someone who makes that possible through trust. It's also about growth beyond difficult times, with guidance and encouragement. Over the last 25 years, mental health studies reveal that the most significant factor in successful outcomes is the alliance between the therapist and client. Often the practitioner's credentials, methodology, and theoretical framework are secondary. I specialize in work with couples, individuals and adolescents. My credentials include the 6-year psychotherapy privilege, the highest licensing of my profession in New York State.
Therapy is about telling the truth. Listening for it, discovering it, and acknowledging it with the help of someone who makes that possible through trust. It's also about growth beyond difficult times, with guidance and encouragement. Over the last 25 years, mental health studies reveal that the most significant factor in successful outcomes is the alliance between the therapist and client. Often the practitioner's credentials, methodology, and theoretical framework are secondary. I specialize in work with couples, individuals and adolescents. My credentials include the 6-year psychotherapy privilege, the highest licensing of my profession in New York State.
(201) 875-1223 View (201) 875-1223
Photo of Anastasia Agramonte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Anastasia Agramonte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Being a parent is a gift. However, some days we can find ourselves wondering if we are doing our best by our children, our partners and even ourselves. With life's demands - work, household responsibilities, other activities - one can find themselves feeling as if they are stretched thin. Stress that is left unchecked can run the risk of escalating to a severe presentation of anxiety or depression. This can in turn affect the way we parent and resolve family conflict. As a Mother and Wife I bring this relateability to our conversations.
Being a parent is a gift. However, some days we can find ourselves wondering if we are doing our best by our children, our partners and even ourselves. With life's demands - work, household responsibilities, other activities - one can find themselves feeling as if they are stretched thin. Stress that is left unchecked can run the risk of escalating to a severe presentation of anxiety or depression. This can in turn affect the way we parent and resolve family conflict. As a Mother and Wife I bring this relateability to our conversations.
(551) 231-7422 View (551) 231-7422
Photo of Susanne Fuhrman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Susanne Fuhrman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Thank you for your interest in mental health services offered by Ridgewood House. As founder of Ridgewood House, I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in reproductive mental health, adolescent wellbeing, bereavement, and life transitions (parenting, relationships, health issues, professional changes, etc.). My services are centered on providing customized care that authentically celebrates your individuality while promoting growth and healing at any stage in life. The Ridgewood House team also includes Matt Nicholas LSW, Jisin Lee LSW and Nikki Rigoli LSW.
Thank you for your interest in mental health services offered by Ridgewood House. As founder of Ridgewood House, I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in reproductive mental health, adolescent wellbeing, bereavement, and life transitions (parenting, relationships, health issues, professional changes, etc.). My services are centered on providing customized care that authentically celebrates your individuality while promoting growth and healing at any stage in life. The Ridgewood House team also includes Matt Nicholas LSW, Jisin Lee LSW and Nikki Rigoli LSW.
(551) 266-4835 View (551) 266-4835
Photo of Steven Charles Hertler, Psychologist in Ridgewood, NJ
Steven Charles Hertler
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT is what I study, practice, research and teach. Psychodiagnostics, my practice based Northern New Jersey with additional sites in Morristown and Montclair, exclusively evaluates and explains, diagnoses and describes. Assessments assemble upwards of twenty standardized, computerized, and objective tests into customized batteries designed to answer referral questions, discriminate among disorders and provide descriptions of persons and problems. In addition to differentially diagnosing mental health disorders, Psychodiagnostics provides independent child study team evaluations, data-driven rule-outs for ADHD and Autism, competency, guardianship and similar legal evaluations, and also assessments relevant to accommodations for the PSAT/SAT/GRE/LSAT.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT is what I study, practice, research and teach. Psychodiagnostics, my practice based Northern New Jersey with additional sites in Morristown and Montclair, exclusively evaluates and explains, diagnoses and describes. Assessments assemble upwards of twenty standardized, computerized, and objective tests into customized batteries designed to answer referral questions, discriminate among disorders and provide descriptions of persons and problems. In addition to differentially diagnosing mental health disorders, Psychodiagnostics provides independent child study team evaluations, data-driven rule-outs for ADHD and Autism, competency, guardianship and similar legal evaluations, and also assessments relevant to accommodations for the PSAT/SAT/GRE/LSAT.
(862) 772-8411 View (862) 772-8411
Photo of Gloria Leder, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ
Gloria Leder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I have over 30 years of experience as a practicing clinician who uses a variety of treatment approaches, in order to provide you with the best possible outcome. My goal is to help you to navigate in any of the life experiences or situations that have created an impasse. I am interested in supporting you to achieve your best possible way of living. I work in a psychodynamic manner as well as a more direct solution focused paradigm. This can include using DBT, CBT, EMDR, and mindfulness. I see individuals and/or couples. I am strength based, in working with you to navigate towards healing.
I have over 30 years of experience as a practicing clinician who uses a variety of treatment approaches, in order to provide you with the best possible outcome. My goal is to help you to navigate in any of the life experiences or situations that have created an impasse. I am interested in supporting you to achieve your best possible way of living. I work in a psychodynamic manner as well as a more direct solution focused paradigm. This can include using DBT, CBT, EMDR, and mindfulness. I see individuals and/or couples. I am strength based, in working with you to navigate towards healing.
(201) 984-1590 View (201) 984-1590
Photo of Nicole Amarante, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ridgewood, NJ
Nicole Amarante
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Welcome! I am excited you are here to learn more about therapy and services I provide. In my practice, I promote empowerment and resilience. My number one goal is your personal growth and healing. I truly value creating a warm, supportive, and safe environment. I have extensive training in treating anxiety disorders and mood disorders in children, teens, and adults. Together we will build insight to your strengths, find your power, overcome challenges. increase your creative potential, build self-esteem, develop coping & problem solving skills, and improve your overall satisfaction with life.
Welcome! I am excited you are here to learn more about therapy and services I provide. In my practice, I promote empowerment and resilience. My number one goal is your personal growth and healing. I truly value creating a warm, supportive, and safe environment. I have extensive training in treating anxiety disorders and mood disorders in children, teens, and adults. Together we will build insight to your strengths, find your power, overcome challenges. increase your creative potential, build self-esteem, develop coping & problem solving skills, and improve your overall satisfaction with life.
(201) 831-7113 View (201) 831-7113
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Shari A Becker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
It is my pleasure and privilege to work with individuals, couples and families in my Ridgewood private practice. Since receiving my Ph.D. in 1998, I have had the opportunity to offer psychotherapy to late teens and adults who are struggling with issues related to mood, anxiety, body image, self worth and relationships. I take a highly interactive approach to treatment, engaging with my patients as they explore the obstacles to their optimal spiritual, mental, physical and emotional well-being. Our goal, working together, is to turn those obstacles into opportunities for openness and integrity in personal and relationship issues.
It is my pleasure and privilege to work with individuals, couples and families in my Ridgewood private practice. Since receiving my Ph.D. in 1998, I have had the opportunity to offer psychotherapy to late teens and adults who are struggling with issues related to mood, anxiety, body image, self worth and relationships. I take a highly interactive approach to treatment, engaging with my patients as they explore the obstacles to their optimal spiritual, mental, physical and emotional well-being. Our goal, working together, is to turn those obstacles into opportunities for openness and integrity in personal and relationship issues.
(201) 512-8975 View (201) 512-8975
Photo of Heather Wilke, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ridgewood, NJ
Heather Wilke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Not accepting new clients
The cornerstone of my practice is a simple but incredibly vital one: providing empathy. I will listen to you and work to truly see and hear you. We all have different, unique stories and it’s so important to honor those in our therapeutic work together. By better understanding your story, I can then assist you in breaking down the challenges you’re facing into more manageable pieces so you don’t have to feel defined or limited by them. I will also guide you in recognizing your own strengths and work actively with you to develop healthy coping strategies to better manage your anxiety, depression, everyday stress or life transitions.
The cornerstone of my practice is a simple but incredibly vital one: providing empathy. I will listen to you and work to truly see and hear you. We all have different, unique stories and it’s so important to honor those in our therapeutic work together. By better understanding your story, I can then assist you in breaking down the challenges you’re facing into more manageable pieces so you don’t have to feel defined or limited by them. I will also guide you in recognizing your own strengths and work actively with you to develop healthy coping strategies to better manage your anxiety, depression, everyday stress or life transitions.
(551) 239-9525 View (551) 239-9525
Photo of Linda Centeno, Psychologist in Ridgewood, NJ
Linda Centeno
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I am a highly experienced, warm, NJ and NY licensed psychologist trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Treatment specialties include: Women's Issues (incl. Relationships, Career, Family Issues), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder), Anxiety Disorders (Panic Disorder, OCD), Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Impulse Control Difficulties (cutting, self-harm, oppositionality), Trauma, PTSD, and Sexual Abuse, Relationship Issues, and Gay/Lesbian issues.
I am a highly experienced, warm, NJ and NY licensed psychologist trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Treatment specialties include: Women's Issues (incl. Relationships, Career, Family Issues), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder), Anxiety Disorders (Panic Disorder, OCD), Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Impulse Control Difficulties (cutting, self-harm, oppositionality), Trauma, PTSD, and Sexual Abuse, Relationship Issues, and Gay/Lesbian issues.
(201) 820-0937 View (201) 820-0937
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Dr. Bridget Anton
Psychologist, PhD, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450  (Online Only)
People often seek out therapy hoping for some form of change. Whether you are struggling with feelings of stress, anger, sadness, confusion, or frustration, or searching for peace, you are not meant to do it alone. My goal is to help you live a more meaningful life through a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focus, I create a unique plan for clients to most effectively address a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, marital distress, and to develop more adaptive skills related to coping and communication. We will work to create better awareness of yourself and create happier and healthier lives.
People often seek out therapy hoping for some form of change. Whether you are struggling with feelings of stress, anger, sadness, confusion, or frustration, or searching for peace, you are not meant to do it alone. My goal is to help you live a more meaningful life through a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focus, I create a unique plan for clients to most effectively address a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, marital distress, and to develop more adaptive skills related to coping and communication. We will work to create better awareness of yourself and create happier and healthier lives.
(862) 212-0870 View (862) 212-0870

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ridgewood, NJ

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Ridgewood, NJ who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
62% Parenting
61% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aetna
45% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
41% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ridgewood, NJ see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ridgewood?

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.