Therapists in Barelas, Albuquerque, NM

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The Rio Rancho Family Counseling Center, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
Not accepting new clients
I work with couples and individuals who are struggling with their own life issues. The focus can be on relationships, work, economics, sexuality, children, family, etc. There is often some depression, or anxiety. Changes are addressed easily, naturally with techniques that are easy to use and maintain. My compassionate, caring approach helps you to address your concerns more easily. I also work with survivors of abuse - sexual abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse. Other grief work includes the death of a child, a loved one, a parent. My years of experience are my best assets for you and your life situations.
I work with couples and individuals who are struggling with their own life issues. The focus can be on relationships, work, economics, sexuality, children, family, etc. There is often some depression, or anxiety. Changes are addressed easily, naturally with techniques that are easy to use and maintain. My compassionate, caring approach helps you to address your concerns more easily. I also work with survivors of abuse - sexual abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse. Other grief work includes the death of a child, a loved one, a parent. My years of experience are my best assets for you and your life situations.
(203) 318-4789 View (203) 318-4789
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Patricia Martinez Burr, PhD, LPCC, NCC
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
"In relationships we are wounded, in relationships we heal" (author unknown). In my Behavioral Health Agency myself and my staff treat individuals who have suffered relational trauma or are looking to recover and enhance their understanding of self in relatedness to self and other. We also offer Comprehensive Community Support Services to serve Medicaid-insured teens and adults in the provision of support in the domains of independent living; education and learning; working, socializing, and recreation. Our practice prides itself in providing safe and compassionate service.
"In relationships we are wounded, in relationships we heal" (author unknown). In my Behavioral Health Agency myself and my staff treat individuals who have suffered relational trauma or are looking to recover and enhance their understanding of self in relatedness to self and other. We also offer Comprehensive Community Support Services to serve Medicaid-insured teens and adults in the provision of support in the domains of independent living; education and learning; working, socializing, and recreation. Our practice prides itself in providing safe and compassionate service.
(505) 903-7305 View (505) 903-7305
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Carol Dieckmann
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
Waitlist for new clients
My offerings come as a seasoned practitioner and a Jungian Analyst from the C.G. Jung Institute in Colorado, I love working with clients who want to explore and make needed changes in the behavioral patterns that are no longer serving them in their lives and relationships. Together we can create an environment that safely holds the space for deep self exploration of defended wounds that are often manifested as addictions, anxiety, fear, depression and dissociative reactions; while working toward self-acceptance, non-judgement and the transpersonal retrieval of mind, body and soul.
My offerings come as a seasoned practitioner and a Jungian Analyst from the C.G. Jung Institute in Colorado, I love working with clients who want to explore and make needed changes in the behavioral patterns that are no longer serving them in their lives and relationships. Together we can create an environment that safely holds the space for deep self exploration of defended wounds that are often manifested as addictions, anxiety, fear, depression and dissociative reactions; while working toward self-acceptance, non-judgement and the transpersonal retrieval of mind, body and soul.
(505) 427-2136 View (505) 427-2136
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Discovering Greatness, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87103
*****Taking NEW clients**** ****Albuquerque and Rio Rancho***** EMDR,Gottman, CBT and more! Time is of the essence, as you have probably struggled long enough to solve the issues in your life. We work to actively recognize those issues and repetitive patterns so that you can start to be aware of them and change them. Though you can't change the past, we can work together to better understand it and its impact on your present and future.
*****Taking NEW clients**** ****Albuquerque and Rio Rancho***** EMDR,Gottman, CBT and more! Time is of the essence, as you have probably struggled long enough to solve the issues in your life. We work to actively recognize those issues and repetitive patterns so that you can start to be aware of them and change them. Though you can't change the past, we can work together to better understand it and its impact on your present and future.
(505) 842-8435 View (505) 842-8435
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Southwest Passages: Counseling/Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Southwest Passages is dedicated to supporting individuals, couples and families find enhanced meaning and aliveness through successful navigation of life's challenges and transitions. In a supportive environment we listen for what the language of the body and psyche is wanting to communicate, asking even, so the natural architecture of who you are can realign itself. Shedding of skins and integration of unresolved grief and trauma may be an important aspect of our work together. Besides traditional therapy, healing and expressive arts SE (Somatic Experiencing) nature based practices and individual and couples wilderness retreats are additionally offered.
Southwest Passages is dedicated to supporting individuals, couples and families find enhanced meaning and aliveness through successful navigation of life's challenges and transitions. In a supportive environment we listen for what the language of the body and psyche is wanting to communicate, asking even, so the natural architecture of who you are can realign itself. Shedding of skins and integration of unresolved grief and trauma may be an important aspect of our work together. Besides traditional therapy, healing and expressive arts SE (Somatic Experiencing) nature based practices and individual and couples wilderness retreats are additionally offered.
(505) 985-7287 View (505) 985-7287
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Elisharose Jonn Trujillo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87103
Over years of professional practice, I have developed a thoughtful approach in providing therapy for children, parents, adolescents, individual therapy for adults. I am passionate about helping teens and adults who struggle with the experiences of PTSD, General Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Autism and other difficulties in adjusting to the growth of life.
Over years of professional practice, I have developed a thoughtful approach in providing therapy for children, parents, adolescents, individual therapy for adults. I am passionate about helping teens and adults who struggle with the experiences of PTSD, General Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Autism and other difficulties in adjusting to the growth of life.
(505) 750-9458 View (505) 750-9458
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Rickie D Palmer
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87103  (Online Only)
Years ago, when I began the journey to become a therapist, I found a letter written by my younger (8y/o) self. The letter said, "when I grow up I want to be a person that helps others, like a psychiatrist, a teacher or run a daycare." This letter is now on my wall in a frame to remind me everyday of the innocence of our youth. My drive rises from a place where we all have insecurities and we rise above and beat them. If it is from our trials that we learn how strong we can truly be.
Years ago, when I began the journey to become a therapist, I found a letter written by my younger (8y/o) self. The letter said, "when I grow up I want to be a person that helps others, like a psychiatrist, a teacher or run a daycare." This letter is now on my wall in a frame to remind me everyday of the innocence of our youth. My drive rises from a place where we all have insecurities and we rise above and beat them. If it is from our trials that we learn how strong we can truly be.
(505) 404-0457 View (505) 404-0457
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Ann Petersen Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Not accepting new clients
My approach is client-centered, aimed at helping you achieve your therapy goals in the ways that are most accessible and appropriate to you. My areas of strength are relational, insight, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies, EMDR, sand tray therapy, and strengths work. I am EMDR-Certified, and have a specialized certification in using Sandtray and EMDR jointly which is particularly useful for creative teens and adults who have experienced traumatic incidents.
My approach is client-centered, aimed at helping you achieve your therapy goals in the ways that are most accessible and appropriate to you. My areas of strength are relational, insight, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies, EMDR, sand tray therapy, and strengths work. I am EMDR-Certified, and have a specialized certification in using Sandtray and EMDR jointly which is particularly useful for creative teens and adults who have experienced traumatic incidents.
(505) 658-2291 View (505) 658-2291
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Wholebeing Wellness Counseling
PhD, MACP
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
I am a transpersonal psychologist, expressive arts therapist, wellness counselor, shamanic teacher and healer, and Reiki Master of the Usui lineage. I have practiced and taught since 1985 in California, Oregon, and New Mexico, sharing life lessons and healing methods that saved my life long ago. I have a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, and continue to learn new approaches to healing through my own research, as well as interaction with clients and colleagues.
I am a transpersonal psychologist, expressive arts therapist, wellness counselor, shamanic teacher and healer, and Reiki Master of the Usui lineage. I have practiced and taught since 1985 in California, Oregon, and New Mexico, sharing life lessons and healing methods that saved my life long ago. I have a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, and continue to learn new approaches to healing through my own research, as well as interaction with clients and colleagues.
(505) 412-4963 View (505) 412-4963
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Alexandra Romero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Prior to moving to Santa Fe, much of my clinical training and experience occurred at the Children's Hospital Colorado on the Eating Disorder Unit and in the general outpatient clinic. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identify development, perfectionism, personal growth, relationship difficulties, and parent-child issues. Furthermore, I have expertise in children and adolescents with food refusal and atypical eating difficulties. My approach is collaborative and solution focused to manage stress, resolve conflict, reduce symptoms, improve relationships, and make changes.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Prior to moving to Santa Fe, much of my clinical training and experience occurred at the Children's Hospital Colorado on the Eating Disorder Unit and in the general outpatient clinic. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identify development, perfectionism, personal growth, relationship difficulties, and parent-child issues. Furthermore, I have expertise in children and adolescents with food refusal and atypical eating difficulties. My approach is collaborative and solution focused to manage stress, resolve conflict, reduce symptoms, improve relationships, and make changes.
(505) 570-5824 View (505) 570-5824
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Patricia Allaire
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Couples that are stuck in dysfunctional patterns of relating and are perhaps contemplating separation will find time spent working towards solutions is an investment with life-long returns. People struggling with anxiety and or depression will learn mindfulness tools to live a full life. Through acceptance commitment therapy, intensive short-term psychotherapy, and PACT counseling you will find your way to becoming the person you want to be, and the relationships you long to have. Stop never-ending arguments and silent feuding. Learn to welcome differences and enjoy situations that once left you feeling helpless.
Couples that are stuck in dysfunctional patterns of relating and are perhaps contemplating separation will find time spent working towards solutions is an investment with life-long returns. People struggling with anxiety and or depression will learn mindfulness tools to live a full life. Through acceptance commitment therapy, intensive short-term psychotherapy, and PACT counseling you will find your way to becoming the person you want to be, and the relationships you long to have. Stop never-ending arguments and silent feuding. Learn to welcome differences and enjoy situations that once left you feeling helpless.
(505) 421-5304 View (505) 421-5304
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Aspire Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
Aspire Counseling LLC offers counseling in behavioral health and substance abuse; and is currently owned/operated by John Crowl, LCSW. John is trained/certified in CPT for PTSD, DBT, the Matrix Model for Substance Use Disorder, and trauma-informed grief counseling among others. John and his staff have an extensive background in assessment and evidence-based practices. John and his staff have worked in multiple clinical behavioral health and substance abuse settings.
Aspire Counseling LLC offers counseling in behavioral health and substance abuse; and is currently owned/operated by John Crowl, LCSW. John is trained/certified in CPT for PTSD, DBT, the Matrix Model for Substance Use Disorder, and trauma-informed grief counseling among others. John and his staff have an extensive background in assessment and evidence-based practices. John and his staff have worked in multiple clinical behavioral health and substance abuse settings.
(505) 395-5631 View (505) 395-5631
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JCallaway Therapy EMDR For Trauma Recovery
Counselor, LPCC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
Therapy Modalities Offered EMDR: EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION REPROCESSING: to calm and regulate the nervous system. Supporting mindful self-regulation and behavior change. HYPNOTHERAPY. MINDFUL SOMATIC AWARENESS: Using Body awareness to facilitate the reprocessing and healing of traumatic experiences and emotional dysregulation. Group Hypno-Therapy Offering at Santa Fe Community Yoga Center. Join me on the last Saturday of every month. You can sign-up and learn more through their website.
Therapy Modalities Offered EMDR: EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION REPROCESSING: to calm and regulate the nervous system. Supporting mindful self-regulation and behavior change. HYPNOTHERAPY. MINDFUL SOMATIC AWARENESS: Using Body awareness to facilitate the reprocessing and healing of traumatic experiences and emotional dysregulation. Group Hypno-Therapy Offering at Santa Fe Community Yoga Center. Join me on the last Saturday of every month. You can sign-up and learn more through their website.
(505) 466-5157 View (505) 466-5157
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Nirodha Stearns
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
We often have a sense that in some ways, somehow we have been holding back. The barriers hidden behind cost us in our capacity for intimacy, spontaneity, and precious space for the heart's need to express and to be seen. They are usually constructed for very good reasons; to avoid painful experiences and vulnerability. But more often than not, carry on decades beyond when the threatening events have past. Defenses, beliefs, and the wounds that shut us down developed around people. The healing can happen when we feel safety again. Not surprisingly, this needs to happen with people too.
We often have a sense that in some ways, somehow we have been holding back. The barriers hidden behind cost us in our capacity for intimacy, spontaneity, and precious space for the heart's need to express and to be seen. They are usually constructed for very good reasons; to avoid painful experiences and vulnerability. But more often than not, carry on decades beyond when the threatening events have past. Defenses, beliefs, and the wounds that shut us down developed around people. The healing can happen when we feel safety again. Not surprisingly, this needs to happen with people too.
(505) 908-3587 View (505) 908-3587
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Solutions Treatment Center
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
Everyone has the capacity to heal no matter how profoundly wounded they are. Each individual's path to healing will be unique and for the best chance of long term recovery a person needs to find a healthy balance within their body, mind and spirit. It is my intention to help each client find the unique treatment team to help them achieve this balance. Additionally, I am experienced in affective, eating and personality disorders, substance abuse and trauma. I also understand how each of these interact with one another and can cause even more distress within each person.
Everyone has the capacity to heal no matter how profoundly wounded they are. Each individual's path to healing will be unique and for the best chance of long term recovery a person needs to find a healthy balance within their body, mind and spirit. It is my intention to help each client find the unique treatment team to help them achieve this balance. Additionally, I am experienced in affective, eating and personality disorders, substance abuse and trauma. I also understand how each of these interact with one another and can cause even more distress within each person.
(877) 499-1354 View (877) 499-1354
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Cynthia C Fulreader
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87131
WELCOME to a unique opportunity to feel happier, improve relationships, heal wounds, find clarity, and move forward. Counseling is tailored to your priorities. Clients report feeling relieved in the first few sessions, more hopeful, empowered, and successful in relationships. Couples develop an understanding of how to move beyond conflict with new skills for their relationship. Families get practical guidance for parenting. Children & teens gain self-esteem, discuss family & school issues & more. Cynthia has been a been a licensed practicing therapist for 30+ years in Santa Fe. Option to meet in office, or outside in summer.
WELCOME to a unique opportunity to feel happier, improve relationships, heal wounds, find clarity, and move forward. Counseling is tailored to your priorities. Clients report feeling relieved in the first few sessions, more hopeful, empowered, and successful in relationships. Couples develop an understanding of how to move beyond conflict with new skills for their relationship. Families get practical guidance for parenting. Children & teens gain self-esteem, discuss family & school issues & more. Cynthia has been a been a licensed practicing therapist for 30+ years in Santa Fe. Option to meet in office, or outside in summer.
(505) 933-7363 View (505) 933-7363
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Sarah Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Relationships can be difficult at times. Sometimes it can feel like you are stuck in old patterns and behaviors. Sometimes you can feel alone and disconnected. Have you wanted more intimacy and closeness in your relationship, but didn't know how to get there? I can help by providing a compassionate and supportive environment to address and resolve the issues that are keeping you stuck. Together we will look at the behaviors and underlying causes of the blocks in the relationship and create new ways to feel connected and supported by your partner.
Relationships can be difficult at times. Sometimes it can feel like you are stuck in old patterns and behaviors. Sometimes you can feel alone and disconnected. Have you wanted more intimacy and closeness in your relationship, but didn't know how to get there? I can help by providing a compassionate and supportive environment to address and resolve the issues that are keeping you stuck. Together we will look at the behaviors and underlying causes of the blocks in the relationship and create new ways to feel connected and supported by your partner.
(505) 209-8128 View (505) 209-8128
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GD Psych Services, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MA, Captain
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87101
I am dedicated to understanding the psychological mind from various lenses and providing services for any psychological need and any person in need. My ideal client is truly anyone in need of a type of psychological service. This can be anywhere from individual or group therapy, to a securities group needing to train their students on proactive psychological tools to minimize acute trauma response or level three firearms evaluations. While I am well trained in various psychological interventions and skill sets, my specialties include forensic evaluation, psychological and neuropsychological testing, learning style assessment, psychological autopsy, clinical supervision, and military trauma.
I am dedicated to understanding the psychological mind from various lenses and providing services for any psychological need and any person in need. My ideal client is truly anyone in need of a type of psychological service. This can be anywhere from individual or group therapy, to a securities group needing to train their students on proactive psychological tools to minimize acute trauma response or level three firearms evaluations. While I am well trained in various psychological interventions and skill sets, my specialties include forensic evaluation, psychological and neuropsychological testing, learning style assessment, psychological autopsy, clinical supervision, and military trauma.
(505) 278-6489 View (505) 278-6489
Elise Hensley, LISW, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Not accepting new clients
The primary focus of my private practice is the treatment of complex PTSD, PTSD , Acute Stress, OCD and ADHD using research driven modalities EMDR, Neurofeedback Training and CBT. These therapeutic modalities can be tailored for any age and every development stage. Primary specialty is Play Therapy used with children 2 - 7 years old.
The primary focus of my private practice is the treatment of complex PTSD, PTSD , Acute Stress, OCD and ADHD using research driven modalities EMDR, Neurofeedback Training and CBT. These therapeutic modalities can be tailored for any age and every development stage. Primary specialty is Play Therapy used with children 2 - 7 years old.
(505) 404-1876 View (505) 404-1876
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Allan Grill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CRC
Verified Verified
Barelas, Albuquerque, NM 87102
I work with clients with various medical conditions, including neurological disorders, physically disabling and aging-related conditions, and other impairments. Clients include Caregivers and LGBT persons with disabling conditions. For over 25 years I have helped adults with emotional and logistical concerns related to chronic medical and aging-related conditions, short and long term care planning, relationship and communication problems, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I hold an MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a California licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Please see my website www.allangrill.com for more information.
I work with clients with various medical conditions, including neurological disorders, physically disabling and aging-related conditions, and other impairments. Clients include Caregivers and LGBT persons with disabling conditions. For over 25 years I have helped adults with emotional and logistical concerns related to chronic medical and aging-related conditions, short and long term care planning, relationship and communication problems, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I hold an MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a California licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Please see my website www.allangrill.com for more information.
(510) 232-1630 View (510) 232-1630

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Number of Therapists in Barelas, Albuquerque, NM

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Barelas, Albuquerque, NM who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Trauma and PTSD
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
74% Stress
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Presbyterian
69% Medicaid

How Therapists in Barelas, Albuquerque, NM see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary
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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.