Therapists in McKinley, Albuquerque, NM

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Keyanna Carson
CPSW
Verified Verified
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Healing is more than a concept; it's an active process, a journey we embark on with intention and support. I recognize the courage it takes to seek help and embrace vulnerability, seeing it not as weakness, but as strength. I have traversed similar paths & I understand the emotional terrain intimately. As a Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW), I offer empathetic listening and personalized guidance rooted in shared experiences, integrating spiritual teachings, mindfulness techniques, and herbal remedies into our holistic approach to healing. Unlike traditional therapy, my support is grounded in lived wisdom, supplemented by
Healing is more than a concept; it's an active process, a journey we embark on with intention and support. I recognize the courage it takes to seek help and embrace vulnerability, seeing it not as weakness, but as strength. I have traversed similar paths & I understand the emotional terrain intimately. As a Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW), I offer empathetic listening and personalized guidance rooted in shared experiences, integrating spiritual teachings, mindfulness techniques, and herbal remedies into our holistic approach to healing. Unlike traditional therapy, my support is grounded in lived wisdom, supplemented by
(505) 702-8125 View (505) 702-8125
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Chuck Jones
Licensed Master Social Worker, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
My work focuses primarily on LGBTQ+ issues and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many of my clients are gay men who have survived sexual abuse and the trauma of growing up in a world that doesn't want them. However, my work includes clients with many different experiences and identities. It is understood now that PTSD results not only from 'big T' single incident traumas, but also from 'small t' complex experiences that occur over time. This may create conditions that disrupt one's ability to form healthy relationships and create self-worth. I am passionate about helping clients who are ready to do the hard work of healing.
My work focuses primarily on LGBTQ+ issues and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many of my clients are gay men who have survived sexual abuse and the trauma of growing up in a world that doesn't want them. However, my work includes clients with many different experiences and identities. It is understood now that PTSD results not only from 'big T' single incident traumas, but also from 'small t' complex experiences that occur over time. This may create conditions that disrupt one's ability to form healthy relationships and create self-worth. I am passionate about helping clients who are ready to do the hard work of healing.
(505) 539-2941 View (505) 539-2941
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Leila Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
What does it mean to love and be loved? How do we choose safe partners? How do we relationship in healthy ways? As a therapist, I hold that my role is to journey with you along your unique healing path. I believe that when we love with our whole selves it ripples out into our communities in restorative ways and have focused my work with those of us who have or are currently experiencing domestic and interpersonal violence. I understand that relational violence is an expression of societal violence and cannot be separated from each other in a healing journey. I guide lovers to safe relationships.
What does it mean to love and be loved? How do we choose safe partners? How do we relationship in healthy ways? As a therapist, I hold that my role is to journey with you along your unique healing path. I believe that when we love with our whole selves it ripples out into our communities in restorative ways and have focused my work with those of us who have or are currently experiencing domestic and interpersonal violence. I understand that relational violence is an expression of societal violence and cannot be separated from each other in a healing journey. I guide lovers to safe relationships.
(505) 484-2389 View (505) 484-2389
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Jessica Hidalgo Holland
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Clients who see me are often drawn to doing emotional and cognitive work, wanting to explore new perspectives and unlearn patterns that no longer serve them, while also tending to their body and spirit. They want to carve out their own path to healing, one that speaks to their values, culture, and personal needs. They want to embrace evidence-based approaches, while also having space to be creative and lean into their own wisdom. They have usually experienced loss, trauma and/or a form of violence (interpersonal, war, self, workplace). They are bravely ready for change.
Clients who see me are often drawn to doing emotional and cognitive work, wanting to explore new perspectives and unlearn patterns that no longer serve them, while also tending to their body and spirit. They want to carve out their own path to healing, one that speaks to their values, culture, and personal needs. They want to embrace evidence-based approaches, while also having space to be creative and lean into their own wisdom. They have usually experienced loss, trauma and/or a form of violence (interpersonal, war, self, workplace). They are bravely ready for change.
(505) 391-8738 View (505) 391-8738
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Cristal Gomez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Empowering and supporting individuals to discover their strengths and allow them to use those strengths to grow, to manage difficult issues and stressors in their lives in a manner that is authentic, genuine and fulfilling to each individual is my priority. Allowing for culture, worldviews, anxiety, fears and coping skills are what makes us unique and that is what makes therapy such a personal experience, it is a relationship that is tailored to you. Utilizing an integral approach that involves achieving self-worth, balance and wholeness backed by evidence-based research. This is your journey.
Empowering and supporting individuals to discover their strengths and allow them to use those strengths to grow, to manage difficult issues and stressors in their lives in a manner that is authentic, genuine and fulfilling to each individual is my priority. Allowing for culture, worldviews, anxiety, fears and coping skills are what makes us unique and that is what makes therapy such a personal experience, it is a relationship that is tailored to you. Utilizing an integral approach that involves achieving self-worth, balance and wholeness backed by evidence-based research. This is your journey.
(505) 421-6669 View (505) 421-6669
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Carrisa Zajac
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Are you looking for new coping skills to manage your anxiety or depression? Perhaps you're looking for a safe place to unpack and heal from past trauma(s). Do you struggle with feelings of guilt, shame, anger, or fear? Are intrusive, self-defeating thoughts crowding your mind and/or impacting your self-esteem or sense of self-worth? Do you need help with a particular life transition? Sometimes we simply need someone to talk to and hold space for us without judgment...a safe space to work through your feelings and emotions. If any of this sounds like something you could benefit from, I am here to help support you in that!
Are you looking for new coping skills to manage your anxiety or depression? Perhaps you're looking for a safe place to unpack and heal from past trauma(s). Do you struggle with feelings of guilt, shame, anger, or fear? Are intrusive, self-defeating thoughts crowding your mind and/or impacting your self-esteem or sense of self-worth? Do you need help with a particular life transition? Sometimes we simply need someone to talk to and hold space for us without judgment...a safe space to work through your feelings and emotions. If any of this sounds like something you could benefit from, I am here to help support you in that!
(505) 591-8837 View (505) 591-8837
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Adrianna Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
My goal as well as that of my agency is to serve the underserved. With that being said if you have ever felt like you were not seen, heard, or understood, then you have come to the right place. I provide culturally aware services that take into account the individual client's unique make-up; in regards to age, gender, sexuality, culture, ethnicity, etc., combined with the issue that they are facing to ensure the best care possible. Together we'll work on achieving your goals in a non-judgemental setting.
My goal as well as that of my agency is to serve the underserved. With that being said if you have ever felt like you were not seen, heard, or understood, then you have come to the right place. I provide culturally aware services that take into account the individual client's unique make-up; in regards to age, gender, sexuality, culture, ethnicity, etc., combined with the issue that they are facing to ensure the best care possible. Together we'll work on achieving your goals in a non-judgemental setting.
(505) 305-0653 View (505) 305-0653
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Bethany Pinsonneault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We are each the expert of our own life, and as such, I strive to empower my clients to determine the direction and pace of therapy. It would be my honor to support you in understanding your needs, identifying your strengths, and developing new skills and perspectives to facilitate building a life that you don’t have to escape from.
We are each the expert of our own life, and as such, I strive to empower my clients to determine the direction and pace of therapy. It would be my honor to support you in understanding your needs, identifying your strengths, and developing new skills and perspectives to facilitate building a life that you don’t have to escape from.
(505) 672-5266 View (505) 672-5266
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Aleta Alexander
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110
If you are dealing with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, past trauma or other life challenges, I invite you to give me a call. I have over 20 years experience counseling clients, and provide a safe and calm setting to foster healing and growth. I specialize in helping clients learn skills to be successful in their recovery.
If you are dealing with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, past trauma or other life challenges, I invite you to give me a call. I have over 20 years experience counseling clients, and provide a safe and calm setting to foster healing and growth. I specialize in helping clients learn skills to be successful in their recovery.
(505) 375-6995 View (505) 375-6995
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Umoja Behavioral Health Pc Kenneth Winfrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Let's work together to make your life better. My team at Umoja Behavioral Health and I work well with addictions, teens, sexual abuse, marriage/relationship problems and LGBTQ issues. We also work with those who are experiencing anxiety or fears about success, wish to improve coping and relationship skills, and to experience greater fulfillment in life. Culture, worldview, and knowledge of self represent the solution to problems as individuals--and as a society. I envision a world where everyone is authentic, engaged, and makes empowered choices rooted in passionate purpose.
Let's work together to make your life better. My team at Umoja Behavioral Health and I work well with addictions, teens, sexual abuse, marriage/relationship problems and LGBTQ issues. We also work with those who are experiencing anxiety or fears about success, wish to improve coping and relationship skills, and to experience greater fulfillment in life. Culture, worldview, and knowledge of self represent the solution to problems as individuals--and as a society. I envision a world where everyone is authentic, engaged, and makes empowered choices rooted in passionate purpose.
(505) 672-5598 View (505) 672-5598
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Sarah Stone
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW , Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Relationships and environments profoundly shape who we are. When we are harmed within them, it negatively impacts our mental health and overall wellbeing. Being seen, heard, understood, and safe is a fundamental human need. I am here to help you navigate your healing process and offer you emotional support and guidance along the way. My approach is trauma-informed and client-centered. With a foundation of attachment theory and psychodynamic theory, I utilize different modalities like somatic experiencing, IFS, mindfulness, and narrative therapy.
Relationships and environments profoundly shape who we are. When we are harmed within them, it negatively impacts our mental health and overall wellbeing. Being seen, heard, understood, and safe is a fundamental human need. I am here to help you navigate your healing process and offer you emotional support and guidance along the way. My approach is trauma-informed and client-centered. With a foundation of attachment theory and psychodynamic theory, I utilize different modalities like somatic experiencing, IFS, mindfulness, and narrative therapy.
(505) 634-7456 View (505) 634-7456
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Michael E. Small
LSAA, CPSW
Verified Verified
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110
With 20 years in the recovery community, I've transitioned from a peer support volunteer to a licensed substance abuse associate (LSAA) with a BA in Psycho-Spirituality. My mission is to provide a safe place for individuals navigating substance misuse and associated challenges like trauma and mood disorders. Since my early twenties, I've been actively involved in support groups, starting with homeless LGBTQIA+ youth. This diverse experience has shaped my commitment to inclusivity and understanding, fostering a continuous journey of empathy and support. You can check out my book, The Recovery Warrior.
With 20 years in the recovery community, I've transitioned from a peer support volunteer to a licensed substance abuse associate (LSAA) with a BA in Psycho-Spirituality. My mission is to provide a safe place for individuals navigating substance misuse and associated challenges like trauma and mood disorders. Since my early twenties, I've been actively involved in support groups, starting with homeless LGBTQIA+ youth. This diverse experience has shaped my commitment to inclusivity and understanding, fostering a continuous journey of empathy and support. You can check out my book, The Recovery Warrior.
(505) 806-0677 View (505) 806-0677
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Gabrielle Edidin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Hello, I'm Gabrielle Edidin, I am a therapist at Umoja Behavioral Health, and I'm here to support you on your journey to emotional well-being. Transitions in life can be both rewarding and challenging. My mission is to offer you a safe and empathetic space to explore your emotions, find clarity, and develop coping strategies. Together, we'll navigate these changes, ensuring that you receive the support you need to thrive.
Accepting New Clients. Hello, I'm Gabrielle Edidin, I am a therapist at Umoja Behavioral Health, and I'm here to support you on your journey to emotional well-being. Transitions in life can be both rewarding and challenging. My mission is to offer you a safe and empathetic space to explore your emotions, find clarity, and develop coping strategies. Together, we'll navigate these changes, ensuring that you receive the support you need to thrive.
(505) 309-4533 View (505) 309-4533
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Sarah Madason
Associate Clinical Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm passionate about the energy of healing. Not one of us is unscathed by the traumas and hardships in this world. When I am supporting someone in deep work, I am aligned with my purpose. Compassion is foundational for healing. I love supporting others' capacity for fulfilling relationships. Untangling twisted webs of intense emotion and fear-based belief can be an unexpected path to lightness and freedom. Umoja Wellness has taught me Optimal Psychology, a perspective that helps us see ourselves within the greater reality of humanity, history, and cosmos. For some, this can be a deeply healing, decolonizing approach.
I'm passionate about the energy of healing. Not one of us is unscathed by the traumas and hardships in this world. When I am supporting someone in deep work, I am aligned with my purpose. Compassion is foundational for healing. I love supporting others' capacity for fulfilling relationships. Untangling twisted webs of intense emotion and fear-based belief can be an unexpected path to lightness and freedom. Umoja Wellness has taught me Optimal Psychology, a perspective that helps us see ourselves within the greater reality of humanity, history, and cosmos. For some, this can be a deeply healing, decolonizing approach.
(505) 657-4974 View (505) 657-4974
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Hilda Solange George
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Clients become overburdened with anxiety arising from the existential givens of meaninglessness, isolation, limitless freedom, and death. They experience guilt, allow past conditioning to determine and dictate who they are or will be, and impact their way of being in the world they try to create. Clients' understanding of self supersedes what they are and paves the way for taking on the responsibility to make choices that determine the kind of life they want and who they desire to be. Hence, clients want to be empowered to make meaning of their life experiences, increase their life satisfaction, and live authentically.
Clients become overburdened with anxiety arising from the existential givens of meaninglessness, isolation, limitless freedom, and death. They experience guilt, allow past conditioning to determine and dictate who they are or will be, and impact their way of being in the world they try to create. Clients' understanding of self supersedes what they are and paves the way for taking on the responsibility to make choices that determine the kind of life they want and who they desire to be. Hence, clients want to be empowered to make meaning of their life experiences, increase their life satisfaction, and live authentically.
(505) 372-0096 View (505) 372-0096
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Sarah Henry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Maybe you feel stuck, uncertain, or unhappy with the way things are going. Maybe each day feels like it’s too much. Maybe the uncertainties of each day are overwhelming. Maybe you just feel like you need a little “tune-up”. Often times recognizing that you want, or need, a little help can be daunting, and taking that first step can be intimidating. Whatever you are experiencing, you are not alone - and you don’t have to do it on your own. I use a strengths-based, person centered, and culturally sensitive approach that incorporates various evidence-based strategies tailored to your beliefs, values, goals, and needs.
Maybe you feel stuck, uncertain, or unhappy with the way things are going. Maybe each day feels like it’s too much. Maybe the uncertainties of each day are overwhelming. Maybe you just feel like you need a little “tune-up”. Often times recognizing that you want, or need, a little help can be daunting, and taking that first step can be intimidating. Whatever you are experiencing, you are not alone - and you don’t have to do it on your own. I use a strengths-based, person centered, and culturally sensitive approach that incorporates various evidence-based strategies tailored to your beliefs, values, goals, and needs.
(505) 587-5148 View (505) 587-5148
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Brianna Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, TCYM, CYT
Verified Verified
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Greetings! I'm Brianna, a licensed social worker and trauma yoga teacher dedicated to fostering positive change and emotional well-being in individuals and couples. With a deep passion for mental health, I strive to create a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore, grow, and thrive.
Greetings! I'm Brianna, a licensed social worker and trauma yoga teacher dedicated to fostering positive change and emotional well-being in individuals and couples. With a deep passion for mental health, I strive to create a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore, grow, and thrive.
(505) 560-1568 View (505) 560-1568
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Yzetta (Zee) Martinez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Empowering adolescents and adults from multi-cultural backgrounds using evidence-based interventions to overcome personal obstacles and improve well-being. My professional philosophy is that people desire a fulfilling life despite the past, present or future situations or traumas. Therefore, I gracefully support my clients in their work to improve intrinsic self-worth and self-awareness. With each client, my heart grows fonder for this work and I am grateful to be a part of your new journey! Are you ready to change your mindset? If so, allow me to support you in this beautiful life of YOURS!
Empowering adolescents and adults from multi-cultural backgrounds using evidence-based interventions to overcome personal obstacles and improve well-being. My professional philosophy is that people desire a fulfilling life despite the past, present or future situations or traumas. Therefore, I gracefully support my clients in their work to improve intrinsic self-worth and self-awareness. With each client, my heart grows fonder for this work and I am grateful to be a part of your new journey! Are you ready to change your mindset? If so, allow me to support you in this beautiful life of YOURS!
(505) 391-2865 View (505) 391-2865
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Heather M Parker
Counselor, LMHC, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you have been in counseling for years, or are reaching out for the first time, finding a counselor and starting therapy can be a daunting process. Dealing with grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, or any other stressors can compound the difficulty of this process. As a team, we can walk through whatever stressors are impacting you and find solutions that will guide you to where you want to be in your life.
Whether you have been in counseling for years, or are reaching out for the first time, finding a counselor and starting therapy can be a daunting process. Dealing with grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, or any other stressors can compound the difficulty of this process. As a team, we can walk through whatever stressors are impacting you and find solutions that will guide you to where you want to be in your life.
(505) 594-3630 View (505) 594-3630
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Clarissa Crowe
Pre-Licensed Professional, CPSW, LSP
Verified Verified
McKinley, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Are you ready to take your power back from whatever you may have given it away to? Do you want to be fearless, free, and fully alive? My life's work and hearts desire is to help people regain manageability, restore balance, and recover their innate wholeness through practices I've developed through my own recovery journey. I have a holistic body, mind, and spirit approach to helping people uncover limiting beliefs and hidden strengths in order to find peace and joy and to reach their full potential. My practice is based on deep respect, empathy, and attunement to the inner reality and wisdom of each client.
Are you ready to take your power back from whatever you may have given it away to? Do you want to be fearless, free, and fully alive? My life's work and hearts desire is to help people regain manageability, restore balance, and recover their innate wholeness through practices I've developed through my own recovery journey. I have a holistic body, mind, and spirit approach to helping people uncover limiting beliefs and hidden strengths in order to find peace and joy and to reach their full potential. My practice is based on deep respect, empathy, and attunement to the inner reality and wisdom of each client.
(505) 305-1420 View (505) 305-1420

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Number of Therapists in McKinley, Albuquerque, NM

20+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in McKinley, Albuquerque, NM who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
72% Relationship Issues
72% Depression
72% Stress
69% Grief
66% Life Transitions
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Presbyterian
96% Medicaid
92% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in McKinley, Albuquerque, NM see their clients

62% Online Only
38% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

74% Female
23% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in McKinley, Albuquerque?

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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.