Therapists in Reno, NV

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Photo of Thalia Maya, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Reno, NV
Thalia Maya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Reno, NV 89521
Thalia is a Certified Trauma Clinical Social Worker with a range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with acute anxiety, grief, LGBTQ+ issues, gender dysphoria, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, complex trauma, and life transitions. Thalia utilizes a somatic and attachment focus to facilitate the most safe and efficient evidenced-based treatment. Thalia is passionate about creating equitable, inclusive healing spaces to help advance social justice through valuing the dignity and worth of a person. Thalia earned her Master of Social Work at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Thalia is a Certified Trauma Clinical Social Worker with a range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with acute anxiety, grief, LGBTQ+ issues, gender dysphoria, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, complex trauma, and life transitions. Thalia utilizes a somatic and attachment focus to facilitate the most safe and efficient evidenced-based treatment. Thalia is passionate about creating equitable, inclusive healing spaces to help advance social justice through valuing the dignity and worth of a person. Thalia earned her Master of Social Work at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
(775) 257-9932 View (775) 257-9932
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Mery Vargas Mares
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CIMHP, RYT, TGCTA
Verified
Reno, NV 89509
Not accepting new clients
Loss comes in all forms... Let me walk along side of you, as I support your journey through the pain and darkness that one often feels when someone or something is taken away from us. From the death of a loved one, to job loss, relocation, relationship endings, trauma, or any other loss that has touched you deeply. Come and journey with me as your guide, as I take you from the dark to the light using the transformative power of psychotherapy, meditation, coaching, or a blend of all three.
Loss comes in all forms... Let me walk along side of you, as I support your journey through the pain and darkness that one often feels when someone or something is taken away from us. From the death of a loved one, to job loss, relocation, relationship endings, trauma, or any other loss that has touched you deeply. Come and journey with me as your guide, as I take you from the dark to the light using the transformative power of psychotherapy, meditation, coaching, or a blend of all three.
(775) 522-3523 View (775) 522-3523
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Crystal LeeBorba-Harvey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reno, NV 89503  (Online Only)
Are you tired of having conflict with your partner or child? Are you looking for a resolution to have your peace? I'm the therapist to help you! I have spent 9+ years working with children, teens, parents, and individuals on a variety of issues including, but not limited to, boundary work, communication, adjustment, anxiety, trauma, relationships, and depression. I have been trained in a variety of modalities that include solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT, and DBT, to name a few. I'm also passionate about working with LGBTQ+ individuals to help with the many transitions and challenges they may face.
Are you tired of having conflict with your partner or child? Are you looking for a resolution to have your peace? I'm the therapist to help you! I have spent 9+ years working with children, teens, parents, and individuals on a variety of issues including, but not limited to, boundary work, communication, adjustment, anxiety, trauma, relationships, and depression. I have been trained in a variety of modalities that include solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT, and DBT, to name a few. I'm also passionate about working with LGBTQ+ individuals to help with the many transitions and challenges they may face.
(775) 256-2926 View (775) 256-2926
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Karla Mena
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFT-I
Verified
Reno, NV 89519
Life often comes with ups and downs that can be hard to navigate alone. In therapy, I provide a safe place where clients can be their true selves and explore deeper into the challenges they are currently facing. Often, our childhood, relationship experiences, and current place in life influence what we think about ourselves and how we navigate the world. When people find themselves yearning for understanding and connection, therapy is a place where exploring, feeling understood, and validated can make all the difference. I support clients in finding balance and healing while being their authentic selves.
Life often comes with ups and downs that can be hard to navigate alone. In therapy, I provide a safe place where clients can be their true selves and explore deeper into the challenges they are currently facing. Often, our childhood, relationship experiences, and current place in life influence what we think about ourselves and how we navigate the world. When people find themselves yearning for understanding and connection, therapy is a place where exploring, feeling understood, and validated can make all the difference. I support clients in finding balance and healing while being their authentic selves.
(775) 256-8484 View (775) 256-8484
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Justus Mora
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89502
OPEN to New Clients! I specialize in treating a variety of anxiety issues, depression, relationship issues, family systems issues, and individual growth. Additionally, I have experience working with concerning sexual behaviors, desire discrepancy, and communication issues. I’ve had the privilege to work with diverse populations and utilize myriad of therapeutic modalities. I see clients at various points in their journey to self-discovery. Some suffer from anxiety, some with relationship concerns, others struggle with sexual concerns, but at the end of the day you are much more than a diagnosis.
OPEN to New Clients! I specialize in treating a variety of anxiety issues, depression, relationship issues, family systems issues, and individual growth. Additionally, I have experience working with concerning sexual behaviors, desire discrepancy, and communication issues. I’ve had the privilege to work with diverse populations and utilize myriad of therapeutic modalities. I see clients at various points in their journey to self-discovery. Some suffer from anxiety, some with relationship concerns, others struggle with sexual concerns, but at the end of the day you are much more than a diagnosis.
(775) 206-0117 View (775) 206-0117
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Diana Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Reno, NV 89502
Calling to make your first therapy appointment can be a very intimidating step. Choosing a therapist that you can relate to and feel comfortable with, is also challenging. You ask friends and associates for recommendations, but, you realize that "one size fits all" actually doesn't apply in this process. Finding the right therapist is the difference between being successful in your personal mental health/relationship goals or not. There is a lot on the line. I have been treating individuals, couples and families since 1987. Select myself or one of my associates at MBCAreno.com for your personal transformation.
Calling to make your first therapy appointment can be a very intimidating step. Choosing a therapist that you can relate to and feel comfortable with, is also challenging. You ask friends and associates for recommendations, but, you realize that "one size fits all" actually doesn't apply in this process. Finding the right therapist is the difference between being successful in your personal mental health/relationship goals or not. There is a lot on the line. I have been treating individuals, couples and families since 1987. Select myself or one of my associates at MBCAreno.com for your personal transformation.
(775) 210-7098 View (775) 210-7098
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Anna Chatelle
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFTI
Verified
Reno, NV 89509
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals and couples that desire to live in a manner more aligned with their unique values. My clients are curious and open minded about finding another way of living and relating to others. Often, their goals revolve around communication, confidence building, life satisfaction, time management and relationship improvement. Helping newly engaged couples or couples considering commitment to proactively discuss big topics before moving into marriage is a joy of mine.
I work with individuals and couples that desire to live in a manner more aligned with their unique values. My clients are curious and open minded about finding another way of living and relating to others. Often, their goals revolve around communication, confidence building, life satisfaction, time management and relationship improvement. Helping newly engaged couples or couples considering commitment to proactively discuss big topics before moving into marriage is a joy of mine.
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Jesse DeHaven
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW, LADC, CSW-i
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89511
Life has its way of dealing us difficult cards, but it doesn’t define us. I strive to bring an empathetic, collaborative, and nonjudgmental approach to counseling with individuals, teens, and kids. I get excited about helping others find their best path to a meaningful life. Combined with a solid educational background in Social Work and Addiction Treatment, I am well-equipped to help guide you towards the life you want. My mission is to empower you on a journey towards self-love and personal growth while fostering healthy relationships with yourself and those around you.
Life has its way of dealing us difficult cards, but it doesn’t define us. I strive to bring an empathetic, collaborative, and nonjudgmental approach to counseling with individuals, teens, and kids. I get excited about helping others find their best path to a meaningful life. Combined with a solid educational background in Social Work and Addiction Treatment, I am well-equipped to help guide you towards the life you want. My mission is to empower you on a journey towards self-love and personal growth while fostering healthy relationships with yourself and those around you.
(775) 542-9662 View (775) 542-9662
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April Lennon
APRN, MSN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89509
Waitlist for new clients
My clients are ready to work on what’s causing them discomfort in life. Some may have trouble with making big decisions. Others may just want to shift the way they feel. All want to find peace and comfort in every day life.
My clients are ready to work on what’s causing them discomfort in life. Some may have trouble with making big decisions. Others may just want to shift the way they feel. All want to find peace and comfort in every day life.
(775) 242-6773 View (775) 242-6773
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Cynthia Pickett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Reno, NV 89521
For the last 23 years it has been my privilege to assist people in their journey of self exploration. In a safe, comfortable and friendly environment, I gently guide my clients to heal the emotional and behavioral patterns that are creating hardship in their lives. In addition, I believe strongly in a holistic approach and assist my clients to achieve personal balance which leads to less stress and healthier relationships. If you are interested in unraveling the puzzle of self and in quickly improving your quality of life, I am here to assist you.
For the last 23 years it has been my privilege to assist people in their journey of self exploration. In a safe, comfortable and friendly environment, I gently guide my clients to heal the emotional and behavioral patterns that are creating hardship in their lives. In addition, I believe strongly in a holistic approach and assist my clients to achieve personal balance which leads to less stress and healthier relationships. If you are interested in unraveling the puzzle of self and in quickly improving your quality of life, I am here to assist you.
(775) 455-4677 View (775) 455-4677
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Peak Neuropsychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Reno, NV 89509
Have you noticed changes in your or your loved one's cognitive function (e.g., memory, attention, language)? Have you experienced a concussion/TBI and have concerns about lingering cognitive effects? Have lifelong difficulties with attention and executive function (e.g., organization, planning, problem solving) impacted your work, school, and/or relationships? Do you want to better understand your brain health and how you can support it for optimal cognitive function and aging? You (or your loved one) may benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation and/or a brain health consultation at Peak Neuropsychology.
Have you noticed changes in your or your loved one's cognitive function (e.g., memory, attention, language)? Have you experienced a concussion/TBI and have concerns about lingering cognitive effects? Have lifelong difficulties with attention and executive function (e.g., organization, planning, problem solving) impacted your work, school, and/or relationships? Do you want to better understand your brain health and how you can support it for optimal cognitive function and aging? You (or your loved one) may benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation and/or a brain health consultation at Peak Neuropsychology.
(775) 368-1544 View (775) 368-1544
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Cornelius (Con) Sheehan, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89501
Do you find yourselves caught in repetitive, discouraging interactions that leave you feeling disconnected and alone? Has a trust violation left you wondering whether you can move forward together? You may be surprised to learn about the repair that can be achieved with attachment-based, well-researched Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples. EFT gets to the root of distress and brings lasting change. In therapy with me you'll experience talking with one another from an emotionally authentic place. When you take each other in from this place it strengthens and deepens connection. You become more yourself in your relationship.
Do you find yourselves caught in repetitive, discouraging interactions that leave you feeling disconnected and alone? Has a trust violation left you wondering whether you can move forward together? You may be surprised to learn about the repair that can be achieved with attachment-based, well-researched Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples. EFT gets to the root of distress and brings lasting change. In therapy with me you'll experience talking with one another from an emotionally authentic place. When you take each other in from this place it strengthens and deepens connection. You become more yourself in your relationship.
(775) 204-4964 View (775) 204-4964
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Brandi Hartline
Marriage & Family Therapist, LADC, MFT
Verified
Reno, NV 89509
Healing Minds is a compassionate, dedicated group of therapists who share a deep commitment for helping individuals and families rebuild and improve their lives. At our core, we're people. People with families, with emotions and with life experiences-some wonderful and some painful. It's our human-ness that attracted all of us at Healing Minds into this field. We're committed to helping others identify and address the root causes of what they're going through, because we're serious about helping others make long-lasting improvements and achieve their life goals. Call me today to get started!
Healing Minds is a compassionate, dedicated group of therapists who share a deep commitment for helping individuals and families rebuild and improve their lives. At our core, we're people. People with families, with emotions and with life experiences-some wonderful and some painful. It's our human-ness that attracted all of us at Healing Minds into this field. We're committed to helping others identify and address the root causes of what they're going through, because we're serious about helping others make long-lasting improvements and achieve their life goals. Call me today to get started!
(775) 502-0214 View (775) 502-0214
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Sierra Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89503
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with teens and adults along their journey towards finding resilience and strength in difficult situations. My practice is grounded in a person-centered approach and I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma and extreme anxiety, starting by creating an atmosphere of safety. I strive to meet your "survival" strategies with validation and kindness as we explore positive changes that you want to make in your life.  My approach is primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with emphasis on mindfulness-based and integrative strategies.
I enjoy working with teens and adults along their journey towards finding resilience and strength in difficult situations. My practice is grounded in a person-centered approach and I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma and extreme anxiety, starting by creating an atmosphere of safety. I strive to meet your "survival" strategies with validation and kindness as we explore positive changes that you want to make in your life.  My approach is primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with emphasis on mindfulness-based and integrative strategies.
(775) 402-2985 View (775) 402-2985
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Georgina Fontein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Reno, NV 89502
Hi! I'm Georgina. I have had the privilege to work as a Therapist since 2011. I work with people from age 4 and up. I am trained in many Evidence Based Practices (Researched backed interventions that have demonstrated to be effective.) After obtaining my Master's degree, I set on a quest to serve the top extreme cases in the most impactful way. I collaborated with notable mental health servicers in Southern California and personally walked through Skid Row, South Central and other impoverished areas in Los Angeles County to successfully counsel the most needy.
Hi! I'm Georgina. I have had the privilege to work as a Therapist since 2011. I work with people from age 4 and up. I am trained in many Evidence Based Practices (Researched backed interventions that have demonstrated to be effective.) After obtaining my Master's degree, I set on a quest to serve the top extreme cases in the most impactful way. I collaborated with notable mental health servicers in Southern California and personally walked through Skid Row, South Central and other impoverished areas in Los Angeles County to successfully counsel the most needy.
(775) 571-9933 View (775) 571-9933
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Inner Journeys Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Reno, NV 89511
We are all on a journey in life.Family, work, relationships, marriage, kids...need I say more? There are times in life when we feel stressed beyond repair, helpless, maybe even hopeless. During these difficult times it can be hard to ask for help. If you make the first step, I'll come along side of you and aid in your your journey towards health, balance, and happiness. I assist individuals, couples, families, and children through difficult situations with understanding, acceptance, and with genuine caring. I will collaborate with you to help guide your journey, as we work together to find health and wellness.
We are all on a journey in life.Family, work, relationships, marriage, kids...need I say more? There are times in life when we feel stressed beyond repair, helpless, maybe even hopeless. During these difficult times it can be hard to ask for help. If you make the first step, I'll come along side of you and aid in your your journey towards health, balance, and happiness. I assist individuals, couples, families, and children through difficult situations with understanding, acceptance, and with genuine caring. I will collaborate with you to help guide your journey, as we work together to find health and wellness.
(775) 319-4550 View (775) 319-4550
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Dr. Tara Boswell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Reno, NV 89501  (Online Only)
*DR. BOSWELL IS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS** I am a Licensed Psychologist who has worked with individuals, couples, families, and children over the past 15 years. I adopt a collaborative approach wherein the client and I begin to explore the areas of one’s life that cause suffering. Together, we undercover unhealthy, cyclical patterns that can lead one to feel stuck in life. It is my hope that my clients will develop a greater awareness of themselves, find purpose and meaning in life, and experience greater satisfaction in their relationships.
*DR. BOSWELL IS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS** I am a Licensed Psychologist who has worked with individuals, couples, families, and children over the past 15 years. I adopt a collaborative approach wherein the client and I begin to explore the areas of one’s life that cause suffering. Together, we undercover unhealthy, cyclical patterns that can lead one to feel stuck in life. It is my hope that my clients will develop a greater awareness of themselves, find purpose and meaning in life, and experience greater satisfaction in their relationships.
(775) 571-7676 View (775) 571-7676
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Dr. Sage Rian
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, RYT
Verified
Reno, NV 89509  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help takes courage and strength, and in our work together we will draw on the strengths you already have. I take a collaborative and holistic approach to healing, meaning we will work together to achieve wellness in all areas of your life: mind, body, and spirit. Our sessions will explore how you make meaning in life, the impact of your unconscious thoughts & feelings, and the roles of your environment & relationships on your current issues. Whatever we are working on, my goal is to provide a non-judgmental place for you to express, explore, and discover yourself.
Reaching out for help takes courage and strength, and in our work together we will draw on the strengths you already have. I take a collaborative and holistic approach to healing, meaning we will work together to achieve wellness in all areas of your life: mind, body, and spirit. Our sessions will explore how you make meaning in life, the impact of your unconscious thoughts & feelings, and the roles of your environment & relationships on your current issues. Whatever we are working on, my goal is to provide a non-judgmental place for you to express, explore, and discover yourself.
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Dr. Tracy S. Kelly, The Strategic Psychotherapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, NCC
Verified
Reno, NV 89511
Journey toward a life free from the things that have held you back. I'm Dr. Tracy Kelly, a strategic psychotherapist who specializes in helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families toward wellness, and healing. If you're seeking new ways to change behaviors, thoughts, and actions, with new tools, you're in the right place. I work with clients to help them heal from a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, fear, doubt, abuse, grief, loss, ADD/ADHD, infidelity, divorce, blended families, mood disorders, hopelessness, stress, communication, and more. Check out my website for even more about what I do!
Journey toward a life free from the things that have held you back. I'm Dr. Tracy Kelly, a strategic psychotherapist who specializes in helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families toward wellness, and healing. If you're seeking new ways to change behaviors, thoughts, and actions, with new tools, you're in the right place. I work with clients to help them heal from a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, fear, doubt, abuse, grief, loss, ADD/ADHD, infidelity, divorce, blended families, mood disorders, hopelessness, stress, communication, and more. Check out my website for even more about what I do!
(775) 581-4082 View (775) 581-4082
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Dannielle Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CA, NV
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89503
Not accepting new clients
I believe our relationship with ourself impacts all other relationships in our life, hence making it the most important one to focus on. I work with adults and teens who are experiencing stress, intense anxiety, depression, and grief. I believe therapy can transform someone's life through the process of exploring current or past events and stressors. Together, we can uncover beliefs, thoughts, and traumas, as we work to empower you towards self-acceptance and healing.
I believe our relationship with ourself impacts all other relationships in our life, hence making it the most important one to focus on. I work with adults and teens who are experiencing stress, intense anxiety, depression, and grief. I believe therapy can transform someone's life through the process of exploring current or past events and stressors. Together, we can uncover beliefs, thoughts, and traumas, as we work to empower you towards self-acceptance and healing.
(775) 256-5851 View (775) 256-5851

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Number of Therapists in Reno, NV

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Reno, NV who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
63% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Hometown Health

How Therapists in Reno, NV see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Reno?

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.