Therapists in Somers Point, NJ

Photo of Anthony Ligato, MA, LAC, CES1, Counselor
Anthony Ligato
Counselor, MA, LAC, CES1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
I strive to integrate the deep and collective wisdom of ancient spiritual traditions, philosophy, religion, and psychology into practical application and therapeutic practice. By using a range of therapeutic modalities, I aim to walk shoulder to shoulder with individuals as they look to overcome their suffering. By taking the time to address the root causes of my clients suffering, I am able to create an experience that provides healing and relief at depth.
I strive to integrate the deep and collective wisdom of ancient spiritual traditions, philosophy, religion, and psychology into practical application and therapeutic practice. By using a range of therapeutic modalities, I aim to walk shoulder to shoulder with individuals as they look to overcome their suffering. By taking the time to address the root causes of my clients suffering, I am able to create an experience that provides healing and relief at depth.
(609) 293-4589 View (609) 293-4589
Photo of Lisa Cordasco, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa Cordasco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Making the decision to seek out help and pursue therapy takes courage! Whatever the issues are that are leading you to take this step, it is a privilege to work with you on your path to healing and recovery. My approach is one of compassion, empathy and nonjudgment, while my clients often say I have a knack for giving them a push when needed. I work best with adults looking to address trauma/PTSD, history of substance use issues, family dynamic issues, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and self-injury.
Making the decision to seek out help and pursue therapy takes courage! Whatever the issues are that are leading you to take this step, it is a privilege to work with you on your path to healing and recovery. My approach is one of compassion, empathy and nonjudgment, while my clients often say I have a knack for giving them a push when needed. I work best with adults looking to address trauma/PTSD, history of substance use issues, family dynamic issues, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and self-injury.
(848) 266-5649 View (848) 266-5649
Photo of Anastasia Price, LAC, Counselor
Anastasia Price
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Let's work together to foster your happiness & wellbeing! I know together we can strengthen your confidence, clarity, and independence to explore your needs. You have all the will you need within you - just allow my light to help show you the way.
Let's work together to foster your happiness & wellbeing! I know together we can strengthen your confidence, clarity, and independence to explore your needs. You have all the will you need within you - just allow my light to help show you the way.
(609) 547-3418 View (609) 547-3418
Photo of Dena Tartaro, BA, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dena Tartaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Kintsugi is a Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery, not to hide the cracks, but to honor them with precious metals. It's not realistic to expect all pain and suffering to completely disappear, AND there are things we can do to reduce our suffering while embracing our imperfections. I look at therapy like Kintsugi.... you and I working together to honor the challenges you've faced, and figuring out how to put the pieces back together in a way that works for the life YOU want and deserve.
Kintsugi is a Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery, not to hide the cracks, but to honor them with precious metals. It's not realistic to expect all pain and suffering to completely disappear, AND there are things we can do to reduce our suffering while embracing our imperfections. I look at therapy like Kintsugi.... you and I working together to honor the challenges you've faced, and figuring out how to put the pieces back together in a way that works for the life YOU want and deserve.
(609) 908-4916 View (609) 908-4916
Photo of Amber Endres, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amber Endres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. My mission is to support you on your path to wellness, wholeness, and worthiness through a person-centered, individualized approach. This includes diagnostic psychosocial assessments, therapeutic counseling, and support services for adults, children, and families experiencing mental health issues, communication challenges, or family conflicts- in a safe, therapeutic environment!
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. My mission is to support you on your path to wellness, wholeness, and worthiness through a person-centered, individualized approach. This includes diagnostic psychosocial assessments, therapeutic counseling, and support services for adults, children, and families experiencing mental health issues, communication challenges, or family conflicts- in a safe, therapeutic environment!
(609) 293-5268 View (609) 293-5268
Photo of Julia Gallo, MA, LAC, Counselor
Julia Gallo
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Somers Point, NJ 08244
As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in treating those facing personal obstacles such as transitional periods, anxiety, executive functioning, stress management, women’s issues, work/life balance, and self-esteem.While following a humanistic approach, my primary method of treatment focuses on client-centered counseling. I also tie in key components from a mindfulness-based approach. As a counselor, I appreciate taking the time to recognize the uniqueness of each individual person and encourage different types of client-centered modalities depending on each individual client.
As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in treating those facing personal obstacles such as transitional periods, anxiety, executive functioning, stress management, women’s issues, work/life balance, and self-esteem.While following a humanistic approach, my primary method of treatment focuses on client-centered counseling. I also tie in key components from a mindfulness-based approach. As a counselor, I appreciate taking the time to recognize the uniqueness of each individual person and encourage different types of client-centered modalities depending on each individual client.
(609) 604-5660 View (609) 604-5660
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Rewired Path
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Somers Point, NJ 08244
We are a group practicing ready to support you and your loved ones as a guide on your path to wellness, wholeness and worthiness. We use a holistic, person-centered and individualized approach to help you to achieve your goals to be the most fulfilled version of you. Our practice believes in tailoring our treatment approach to your individual needs and our clinicians specialize in a variety of approaches and modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Behavioral Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Approach, Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Brainspotting
We are a group practicing ready to support you and your loved ones as a guide on your path to wellness, wholeness and worthiness. We use a holistic, person-centered and individualized approach to help you to achieve your goals to be the most fulfilled version of you. Our practice believes in tailoring our treatment approach to your individual needs and our clinicians specialize in a variety of approaches and modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Behavioral Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Approach, Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Brainspotting
(609) 566-8516 View (609) 566-8516
Photo of Nicole Schneider, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nicole Schneider
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244  (Online Only)
I personally know the struggle of daily stressors and can relate to most of my clients. I am a mother, I was a student, I am a worker, I am a human just like my client. I speak in universal terms when it comes to beliefs. I also tend to talk in metaphors, when giving examples. Everyone is unique within themselves; therefore, every therapy approach should be catered to the client. I tend to incorporate a holistic approach; the client will benefit most if open minded.
I personally know the struggle of daily stressors and can relate to most of my clients. I am a mother, I was a student, I am a worker, I am a human just like my client. I speak in universal terms when it comes to beliefs. I also tend to talk in metaphors, when giving examples. Everyone is unique within themselves; therefore, every therapy approach should be catered to the client. I tend to incorporate a holistic approach; the client will benefit most if open minded.
(609) 831-2550 View (609) 831-2550
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Nicole Giordano-Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! Making the step you are making right now is HUGE and I'm grateful that you are considering me as your therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) focusing on depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, interpersonal conflicts, and addiction. I believe that therapy is not a "one-size-fits-all," so I work from a person-centered approach and incorporate treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Hi! Making the step you are making right now is HUGE and I'm grateful that you are considering me as your therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) focusing on depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, interpersonal conflicts, and addiction. I believe that therapy is not a "one-size-fits-all," so I work from a person-centered approach and incorporate treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(609) 245-6860 View (609) 245-6860
Photo of Nicole A Rettino, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, C-DBT, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nicole A Rettino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, C-DBT, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Everyday you come home exhausted. Anxiety and stressed has drained you. Normal everyday life feels just to heavy. Panic attacks, lack of sleep and intrusive thoughts are now just a part of your day. Depression creeps in and you think how did I get here. Family and friends try to talk to you but it hard to talk to them. who would really understand what life feels like to you. Things have happened in the past that still linger. Hypervigilance, mistrust and feeling unsafe has become part of your core being and if feels unsettling. The struggle to stay present is real and tiresome. Feeling joy feels impossible but not hopeless.
Everyday you come home exhausted. Anxiety and stressed has drained you. Normal everyday life feels just to heavy. Panic attacks, lack of sleep and intrusive thoughts are now just a part of your day. Depression creeps in and you think how did I get here. Family and friends try to talk to you but it hard to talk to them. who would really understand what life feels like to you. Things have happened in the past that still linger. Hypervigilance, mistrust and feeling unsafe has become part of your core being and if feels unsettling. The struggle to stay present is real and tiresome. Feeling joy feels impossible but not hopeless.
(609) 201-1177 View (609) 201-1177
Photo of Angie Corry, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Angie Corry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
EMDR Therapy Now Available! My mission is to provide a space for adults and children to be seen, feel heard, and develop the tools to live a meaningful life. I provide evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are holistic and culturally sensitive. Depending on your needs, therapy sessions incorporate mindfulness and mind-body awareness . I am trained in approaches including, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy Techniques. I am also certified in postpartum support for perinatal mood disorders.
EMDR Therapy Now Available! My mission is to provide a space for adults and children to be seen, feel heard, and develop the tools to live a meaningful life. I provide evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are holistic and culturally sensitive. Depending on your needs, therapy sessions incorporate mindfulness and mind-body awareness . I am trained in approaches including, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy Techniques. I am also certified in postpartum support for perinatal mood disorders.
(609) 554-5537 View (609) 554-5537
Photo of Eric Darnley, LSW, LCADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eric Darnley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Understanding the unique needs of my potential clients is at the core of my practice. I firmly believe that everyone's journey is distinct, and their challenges, while universal in some ways, demand personalized attention. My commitment to providing a tailored approach sets me apart. I take the time to truly listen, empathize, and collaborate closely with clients to develop strategies that align with their specific circumstances and aspirations.
Understanding the unique needs of my potential clients is at the core of my practice. I firmly believe that everyone's journey is distinct, and their challenges, while universal in some ways, demand personalized attention. My commitment to providing a tailored approach sets me apart. I take the time to truly listen, empathize, and collaborate closely with clients to develop strategies that align with their specific circumstances and aspirations.
(856) 502-1413 View (856) 502-1413
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Life Support Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Somers Point, NJ 08244  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with day to day stress, need help sorting your thoughts, need help formulating goals or learning better coping skills or even if you have been struggling with chronic mental health issues, we are here to help you meet your individual goals. We work with clients to develop an individualized treatment plan to ensure that individual needs are being met. We utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques with a client centered strengths-based approach. We offer services to people ranging in age from adolescents to adults, and we also offer family and couples counseling. We have several therapists available!
If you are struggling with day to day stress, need help sorting your thoughts, need help formulating goals or learning better coping skills or even if you have been struggling with chronic mental health issues, we are here to help you meet your individual goals. We work with clients to develop an individualized treatment plan to ensure that individual needs are being met. We utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques with a client centered strengths-based approach. We offer services to people ranging in age from adolescents to adults, and we also offer family and couples counseling. We have several therapists available!
(609) 785-3609 View (609) 785-3609
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Erica Lapid - Way To Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS, CCTP, CTTS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
With extensive experience working with trauma, substance use, co-dependence/ACOA, and other co-occurring mental health diagnoses, Erica accompanies individuals, couples, and families on their journeys toward recovery and wellness. Erica takes pride in creating a calm and nurturing environment for her clients, providing them with a safe and comfortable place for self-exploration, expression, and emotional healing. Her psychodynamic approach to counseling is often described as relatable, strength-based and holistic, believing that one level of the self should never be the focus of clinical attention to the exclusion of another.
With extensive experience working with trauma, substance use, co-dependence/ACOA, and other co-occurring mental health diagnoses, Erica accompanies individuals, couples, and families on their journeys toward recovery and wellness. Erica takes pride in creating a calm and nurturing environment for her clients, providing them with a safe and comfortable place for self-exploration, expression, and emotional healing. Her psychodynamic approach to counseling is often described as relatable, strength-based and holistic, believing that one level of the self should never be the focus of clinical attention to the exclusion of another.
(609) 385-2490 View (609) 385-2490
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GIA Institute of Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
We all have a story. Your story may have some significant challenges to overcome. Problems with romantic partners, your family, and your own internal struggles can add up day after day until it gets overwhelming. And any trauma or loss you’ve experienced in the past doesn’t help. But your story doesn’t have to be a tale of woe. And you don’t have to change it all by yourself. That's why we’re here. Using a combination of traditional and modern neuroscientific approaches, we help you heal from the past, live more fully in the present, and find the best parts of yourself.
We all have a story. Your story may have some significant challenges to overcome. Problems with romantic partners, your family, and your own internal struggles can add up day after day until it gets overwhelming. And any trauma or loss you’ve experienced in the past doesn’t help. But your story doesn’t have to be a tale of woe. And you don’t have to change it all by yourself. That's why we’re here. Using a combination of traditional and modern neuroscientific approaches, we help you heal from the past, live more fully in the present, and find the best parts of yourself.
(609) 834-4602 View (609) 834-4602
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Tamika Bullock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, C-DBT, CAMS II, MBA
Verified Verified
Somers Point, NJ 08244  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my private practice and thank you for your interest in working with me. I started my private practice in 2015 and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Currently, I provide individual therapeutic services to clients residing in the States of New Jersey and Virginia, Sound and Vibrational Therapies, and Mindfulness Meditation instruction for individuals, groups, and businesses. Practicing as a sole proprietor, most services are available online. Sound and Vibrational Therapies are available in person. I also conduct an online ten-week Mindfulness Meditation program on a quarterly basis.
Welcome to my private practice and thank you for your interest in working with me. I started my private practice in 2015 and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Currently, I provide individual therapeutic services to clients residing in the States of New Jersey and Virginia, Sound and Vibrational Therapies, and Mindfulness Meditation instruction for individuals, groups, and businesses. Practicing as a sole proprietor, most services are available online. Sound and Vibrational Therapies are available in person. I also conduct an online ten-week Mindfulness Meditation program on a quarterly basis.
(609) 554-1363 View (609) 554-1363
Photo of Noël Forrestel, MSW, LSW, LCADC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Noël Forrestel
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Not accepting new clients
Is addiction damaging your relationship with family and friends? Are you trying to quit but are not able to? Are you a loved-one of an alcohol abuser, substance abuser, or drug addict? If you are looking for hope and healing, I can help. I specialize in addiction intervention that promotes the prevention and treatment of Substance Use Disorders and supports the recovery of individuals and families affected by this chronic disease. I provide counseling for adolescents and adults, as well as collaborate with other providers and families using client-centered care grounded in best practices that yield measurable results.
Is addiction damaging your relationship with family and friends? Are you trying to quit but are not able to? Are you a loved-one of an alcohol abuser, substance abuser, or drug addict? If you are looking for hope and healing, I can help. I specialize in addiction intervention that promotes the prevention and treatment of Substance Use Disorders and supports the recovery of individuals and families affected by this chronic disease. I provide counseling for adolescents and adults, as well as collaborate with other providers and families using client-centered care grounded in best practices that yield measurable results.
(609) 456-4417 View (609) 456-4417
Photo of Frank C Florence, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCADC, LPAT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Frank C Florence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCADC, LPAT
Verified Verified
Somers Point, NJ 08244
I am hoping to provide guidance and support to individuals experiencing difficulty in coping with the struggles of everyday life. I aim to provide empathy and direct feedback to facilitate the healing process of addiction, anxiety, depression and other co-ocurring mental health diagnoses. I am licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and will see clients in person in NJ and via Telehealth in PA.
I am hoping to provide guidance and support to individuals experiencing difficulty in coping with the struggles of everyday life. I aim to provide empathy and direct feedback to facilitate the healing process of addiction, anxiety, depression and other co-ocurring mental health diagnoses. I am licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and will see clients in person in NJ and via Telehealth in PA.
(609) 557-3249 View (609) 557-3249
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Lauren M Grassi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somers Point, NJ 08244  (Online Only)
LGBTQIA+ Experienced, understanding, and welcomed. If you are looking for your rainbow tribe, you have found it. I work with clients through all aspects of sexual identity, orientation, and the kink/alt life style. My goal is to provide a safe space to explore many of the questions and feelings you maybe having about yourself all while gaining increased self-esteem and comfort. Outside of the rainbow tribe, I hold 10 years of experience working with mental health including bi-polar, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety.
LGBTQIA+ Experienced, understanding, and welcomed. If you are looking for your rainbow tribe, you have found it. I work with clients through all aspects of sexual identity, orientation, and the kink/alt life style. My goal is to provide a safe space to explore many of the questions and feelings you maybe having about yourself all while gaining increased self-esteem and comfort. Outside of the rainbow tribe, I hold 10 years of experience working with mental health including bi-polar, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety.
(609) 604-7683 View (609) 604-7683
Photo of Melissa Mccue, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Mccue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Melissa is a licensed Social Worker with several years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults with a multitude of backgrounds and dynamics. Melissa utilizes a person centered approach and has a focus but not limited to grief and loss, family conflict, parenting support as well as treating individuals with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma and mood disorders. Melissa is committed to prioritizing the therapeutic relationship so each one of her clients feels safe, supported, comfortable and validated in their process of healing and growth.
Melissa is a licensed Social Worker with several years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults with a multitude of backgrounds and dynamics. Melissa utilizes a person centered approach and has a focus but not limited to grief and loss, family conflict, parenting support as well as treating individuals with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma and mood disorders. Melissa is committed to prioritizing the therapeutic relationship so each one of her clients feels safe, supported, comfortable and validated in their process of healing and growth.
(640) 300-3920 View (640) 300-3920

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Number of Therapists in Somers Point, NJ

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Somers Point, NJ who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
65% Coping Skills
59% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
69% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Somers Point, NJ see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Somers Point?

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.