Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Photo of Rebecca Erin Silverstein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Rebecca Erin Silverstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Not accepting new clients
Rebecca is an experienced therapist with over 7 years of working with adults, families, and couples living with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction and trauma. Rebecca's focus in therapy is making sure a safe space is created through trauma informed language and a completely nonjudgmental lense. She offers a holistic approach which prioritizes her client's needs and preferences. Rebecca implements effective evidence based models to instill self-understanding and exploration in therapy. She leans toward humanistic approaches, CBT, and DBT.
Rebecca is an experienced therapist with over 7 years of working with adults, families, and couples living with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction and trauma. Rebecca's focus in therapy is making sure a safe space is created through trauma informed language and a completely nonjudgmental lense. She offers a holistic approach which prioritizes her client's needs and preferences. Rebecca implements effective evidence based models to instill self-understanding and exploration in therapy. She leans toward humanistic approaches, CBT, and DBT.
(908) 418-4728 View (908) 418-4728
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Eitan Lidergot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
We all experience some distress or discomfort that can prevent us from feeling content and enjoying all that life has to offer. We're often stuck in patterned behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and relationships that only increases our distress and prevents us from being able to move forward. I work collaboratively with people to better understand the patterns of behaviors, thoughts, or feelings that contribute to our distress and develop concrete skills to feel content and enjoy life.
We all experience some distress or discomfort that can prevent us from feeling content and enjoying all that life has to offer. We're often stuck in patterned behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and relationships that only increases our distress and prevents us from being able to move forward. I work collaboratively with people to better understand the patterns of behaviors, thoughts, or feelings that contribute to our distress and develop concrete skills to feel content and enjoy life.
(347) 826-1709 View (347) 826-1709
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Sanjana Pawath @ Connect To Growth
Pre-Licensed Professional, MCH-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
As a passionate advocate for emotional well-being and resilience my journey as a mental health therapist is not merely a career choice but a profound commitment to fostering healing, understanding and empowerment. I enjoy working with a large spectrum of patients and I strongly believe one of the bravest things you can do is to choose to make a change in your life. I am here to help individuals, couples, international students, and families coming from a multicultural background to feel the connection with themselves and resonate who they are underneath life’s transition.
As a passionate advocate for emotional well-being and resilience my journey as a mental health therapist is not merely a career choice but a profound commitment to fostering healing, understanding and empowerment. I enjoy working with a large spectrum of patients and I strongly believe one of the bravest things you can do is to choose to make a change in your life. I am here to help individuals, couples, international students, and families coming from a multicultural background to feel the connection with themselves and resonate who they are underneath life’s transition.
(929) 335-9341 View (929) 335-9341
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Mallory Thomsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
Available for clinical supervision; waitlist for new clients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My clients are those feeling the many impacts of lived, intergenerational, racial, or systemic trauma; they are motivated by curiosity and optimism for change to seek out immediate coping skills as well as deep personal reflection. Together in therapy we explore what keeps them from feeling fulfillment, develop tools to help break down those barriers, and celebrate incremental change each day.
Available for clinical supervision; waitlist for new clients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My clients are those feeling the many impacts of lived, intergenerational, racial, or systemic trauma; they are motivated by curiosity and optimism for change to seek out immediate coping skills as well as deep personal reflection. Together in therapy we explore what keeps them from feeling fulfillment, develop tools to help break down those barriers, and celebrate incremental change each day.
(914) 252-3043 View (914) 252-3043
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Charlene Rymsha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
You’d been doing so well. Enjoying life, being productive, connecting with family and friends. Then, out of nowhere, it crept back in—that familiar feeling of numb emptiness. You can feel your worldview narrowing and your emotions shutting down, and it scares you. You’ve worked so hard to move past this and truly believed you were getting better. Eating well, exercising, meditating, and sleeping more. And then here comes this reminder that all the self-care in the world isn’t enough to help you move past this. Hopelessness is setting in. You know there must be a better way to live, but you simply don’t know how to achieve it.
You’d been doing so well. Enjoying life, being productive, connecting with family and friends. Then, out of nowhere, it crept back in—that familiar feeling of numb emptiness. You can feel your worldview narrowing and your emotions shutting down, and it scares you. You’ve worked so hard to move past this and truly believed you were getting better. Eating well, exercising, meditating, and sleeping more. And then here comes this reminder that all the self-care in the world isn’t enough to help you move past this. Hopelessness is setting in. You know there must be a better way to live, but you simply don’t know how to achieve it.
(718) 957-8641 View (718) 957-8641
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Robyn Wynne Olds
Art Therapist, LCAT, MA
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Hello my name is Robyn and I am a New York State licensed creative arts therapist. I have over 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents coping with trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, and the unique issues related to the LGBTQ community. My experience as an advanced Reiki practitioner and student of the I Ching informs my understanding of the mind/body connection as well as the importance of the energetic body in healing and reclaiming wholeness. . In session we will work towards gaining insight into the source of difficulties but also address tangible changes you are wishing to make.
Hello my name is Robyn and I am a New York State licensed creative arts therapist. I have over 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents coping with trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, and the unique issues related to the LGBTQ community. My experience as an advanced Reiki practitioner and student of the I Ching informs my understanding of the mind/body connection as well as the importance of the energetic body in healing and reclaiming wholeness. . In session we will work towards gaining insight into the source of difficulties but also address tangible changes you are wishing to make.
(845) 305-6597 View (845) 305-6597
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Jia Yi Shao
MHC-LP, MA, EdM
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Embracing the Tao, or the Way, taught me the healing power that comes from navigating life's continuous flow with grace and fluidity. By collaboratively healing and opening the channel between the mind and feeling world, we will work together to prepare your whole being for this transformative journey. I'm Shao, a bilingual therapist with an international and multicultural background. I am passionate about helping you work through any blockages that may prevent you from experiencing freedom, ease, and deeper meaning in your life. Together, we can celebrate your courage as you choose your own unique path.
Embracing the Tao, or the Way, taught me the healing power that comes from navigating life's continuous flow with grace and fluidity. By collaboratively healing and opening the channel between the mind and feeling world, we will work together to prepare your whole being for this transformative journey. I'm Shao, a bilingual therapist with an international and multicultural background. I am passionate about helping you work through any blockages that may prevent you from experiencing freedom, ease, and deeper meaning in your life. Together, we can celebrate your courage as you choose your own unique path.
(347) 801-0951 View (347) 801-0951
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Liat Zitron
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
I am a licensed mental health counselor, with extensive training in mindfulness and other evidence-based approaches. I listen deeply, and use a variety of clinical techniques tailored to your individual goals and needs. Chances are, that there is more ‘right’ with you than is ‘wrong’ with you – even if it may not feel that way just yet. My goal is to help you discover your strengths, and empower you to operate from that place. You can grow and heal, and life can get better.
I am a licensed mental health counselor, with extensive training in mindfulness and other evidence-based approaches. I listen deeply, and use a variety of clinical techniques tailored to your individual goals and needs. Chances are, that there is more ‘right’ with you than is ‘wrong’ with you – even if it may not feel that way just yet. My goal is to help you discover your strengths, and empower you to operate from that place. You can grow and heal, and life can get better.
(929) 203-9784 View (929) 203-9784
Photo of Amy Liss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Amy Liss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with symptoms which keep you “stuck” in feelings of hopelessness and helplessness? Are you ready to stop the endless loop of intrusive, racing “worry” thoughts? With hard work and commitment to the therapeutic process, you too can live your “best life possible.”I am a certified CBT, DBT therapist with years of experience working with adolescence and adults. I help clients identify and challenge negative core beliefs while working to reconstruct a more healthy, optimistic and realistic personal narrative.
Are you struggling with symptoms which keep you “stuck” in feelings of hopelessness and helplessness? Are you ready to stop the endless loop of intrusive, racing “worry” thoughts? With hard work and commitment to the therapeutic process, you too can live your “best life possible.”I am a certified CBT, DBT therapist with years of experience working with adolescence and adults. I help clients identify and challenge negative core beliefs while working to reconstruct a more healthy, optimistic and realistic personal narrative.
(718) 606-4016 View (718) 606-4016
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Smart Therapy PC
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LP
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
We get it – starting your healing journey can be nerve-wracking as you step out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. But guess what? You're not alone. Welcome to Smart Therapy PC where our virtual sessions bring our cozy therapy space to you, wherever you are. No need to commute or worry about the perfect outfit – just bring your authentic self. Taking that first step can feel like a leap into uncharted waters. But fear not! At Smart Therapy PC, we're your companions, your cheerleaders, and your warm hug throughout the process.
We get it – starting your healing journey can be nerve-wracking as you step out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. But guess what? You're not alone. Welcome to Smart Therapy PC where our virtual sessions bring our cozy therapy space to you, wherever you are. No need to commute or worry about the perfect outfit – just bring your authentic self. Taking that first step can feel like a leap into uncharted waters. But fear not! At Smart Therapy PC, we're your companions, your cheerleaders, and your warm hug throughout the process.
(347) 657-6489 View (347) 657-6489
Photo of Billie Jeanne Lowe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Billie Jeanne Lowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
I had my first rewarding experience as a client in therapy in high school. It was because of her that I went on to make my career in mental health. I think we spend much too much time obsessing over physical health when mental health is just as important and is often directly connected to your physical health. I look forward to working with you to identify the areas of your life that you’d like to see change as well as building the tools necessary to maintain that change. You deserve to feel safe and content in your life at all times. I hope you’ll give me the chance to help you get there because it is possible!
I had my first rewarding experience as a client in therapy in high school. It was because of her that I went on to make my career in mental health. I think we spend much too much time obsessing over physical health when mental health is just as important and is often directly connected to your physical health. I look forward to working with you to identify the areas of your life that you’d like to see change as well as building the tools necessary to maintain that change. You deserve to feel safe and content in your life at all times. I hope you’ll give me the chance to help you get there because it is possible!
(929) 560-2056 View (929) 560-2056
Photo of Wise Minds Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Wise Minds Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
"Are you feeling overwhelmed with life, because of stressors at work, at home, or with your children, or your significant other, or even your past, then that is normal." I am here to listen and help you work through those stressors and those difficult times, especially when you can't turn to friends or your family. I have worked with children and families for many years, in multiple supportive capacities, and most recently in this therapeutic setting. Many times I have worked with individuals and couples working through Depression, through trauma and other personal challenges.
"Are you feeling overwhelmed with life, because of stressors at work, at home, or with your children, or your significant other, or even your past, then that is normal." I am here to listen and help you work through those stressors and those difficult times, especially when you can't turn to friends or your family. I have worked with children and families for many years, in multiple supportive capacities, and most recently in this therapeutic setting. Many times I have worked with individuals and couples working through Depression, through trauma and other personal challenges.
(347) 236-3484 View (347) 236-3484
Photo of Elizabeth (Liz) McInnes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth (Liz) McInnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SIFI
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Welcome - My intention as your therapist is to help you understand your personal journey and empower you to make the effective changes that you are seeking. Consider me a collaborator as well as your therapist. We will work together to identify and develop insightful and practical tools that can help you reach your goals.
Welcome - My intention as your therapist is to help you understand your personal journey and empower you to make the effective changes that you are seeking. Consider me a collaborator as well as your therapist. We will work together to identify and develop insightful and practical tools that can help you reach your goals.
(718) 524-3431 View (718) 524-3431
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Heather Roland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Are you are grappling with the overwhelming weight of anxiety, feeling the persistent grip of depression, navigating the challenging landscape of workplace stressors and burnout? These challenges can manifest in many ways, such as difficulty concentrating, disrupted sleep patterns, strained interpersonal relationships, and a general sense of disconnection from both work and personal life. Together, we will work to break down and reframe the maladaptive thought patterns and core beliefs you have. Starting therapy can be daunting and I commend you for taking this important step on the path to improving your mental wellbeing.
Are you are grappling with the overwhelming weight of anxiety, feeling the persistent grip of depression, navigating the challenging landscape of workplace stressors and burnout? These challenges can manifest in many ways, such as difficulty concentrating, disrupted sleep patterns, strained interpersonal relationships, and a general sense of disconnection from both work and personal life. Together, we will work to break down and reframe the maladaptive thought patterns and core beliefs you have. Starting therapy can be daunting and I commend you for taking this important step on the path to improving your mental wellbeing.
(929) 512-7853 View (929) 512-7853
Photo of Lileth Muench, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Lileth Muench
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
It's okay to need support and I am here to help. I create a space that is genuine, empathetic, and non-judgmental so that you can feel comfortable expressing yourself. I have experience working with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, autism, adjustment difficulties, relationship conflicts, self-identity, and a variety of other mental health concerns. I also love working with couples and partners on improving communication, infidelity, intimacy, and other relationship concerns.
It's okay to need support and I am here to help. I create a space that is genuine, empathetic, and non-judgmental so that you can feel comfortable expressing yourself. I have experience working with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, autism, adjustment difficulties, relationship conflicts, self-identity, and a variety of other mental health concerns. I also love working with couples and partners on improving communication, infidelity, intimacy, and other relationship concerns.
(332) 239-2651 View (332) 239-2651
Photo of Katarzyna Fiorita, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Katarzyna Fiorita
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC2, EMDR 3, FOT, ICADC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Welcome. You might have a difficult moment in your life. Whatever your issues, needs and goals are -therapy is a wonderful experience being with someone who can hold space for you. There are many life areas where therapy could be helpful. In my practice, we work collaboratively to create a safe space, learn how to slow down, listen to your body, listen to ourselves, develop fresh language which can describe our process, and access inner wisdom. We develop a therapeutic relationship which will support our process with gaining clarity, relief, balance, and reconnecting with all parts of us which are suffering.
Welcome. You might have a difficult moment in your life. Whatever your issues, needs and goals are -therapy is a wonderful experience being with someone who can hold space for you. There are many life areas where therapy could be helpful. In my practice, we work collaboratively to create a safe space, learn how to slow down, listen to your body, listen to ourselves, develop fresh language which can describe our process, and access inner wisdom. We develop a therapeutic relationship which will support our process with gaining clarity, relief, balance, and reconnecting with all parts of us which are suffering.
(646) 681-5598 View (646) 681-5598
Photo of Ryan Cyrus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Ryan Cyrus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
Ryan Cyrus is a candidate in the Integrated Psychoanalytic Training Program at The Contemporary Freudian Society. He works holistically and collaboratively with clients to address issues around anxiety, depression, trauma, creative blocks, chronic shame, behavioral addictions, sex, sexuality, and relationships. His work also draws from his yoga and mindfulness education and his consistent practice. He incorporates somatic and mindfulness principles and approaches into his work with clients in intuitive, useful, and wholly pragmatic ways.
Ryan Cyrus is a candidate in the Integrated Psychoanalytic Training Program at The Contemporary Freudian Society. He works holistically and collaboratively with clients to address issues around anxiety, depression, trauma, creative blocks, chronic shame, behavioral addictions, sex, sexuality, and relationships. His work also draws from his yoga and mindfulness education and his consistent practice. He incorporates somatic and mindfulness principles and approaches into his work with clients in intuitive, useful, and wholly pragmatic ways.
(929) 470-2687 View (929) 470-2687
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Jessica S Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Not accepting new clients
People come to therapy when they are looking for new ways to move in the world. Sometimes it's a slow realization that what worked in the past isn't cutting it anymore. Other times, it's a sudden, painful event that leaves you feeling unmoored. Maybe it's been a long-running sense that your experiences or emotions are just different from the people around you. In therapy, we work together to find a new path so that you can feel grounded, happier, and more confident.
People come to therapy when they are looking for new ways to move in the world. Sometimes it's a slow realization that what worked in the past isn't cutting it anymore. Other times, it's a sudden, painful event that leaves you feeling unmoored. Maybe it's been a long-running sense that your experiences or emotions are just different from the people around you. In therapy, we work together to find a new path so that you can feel grounded, happier, and more confident.
(914) 302-4493 View (914) 302-4493
Photo of Emma Newmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Emma Newmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I am a Brooklyn-based psychotherapist supporting individuals as they work through challenges such as past trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, and relationships. I focus heavily on building a strong and authentic therapeutic relationship in which clients feel empowered, emotionally safe, and heard. I take a trauma-informed approach in which I consistently assess the emotional, physical and cognitive (thought-based) experiences of my clients. The therapeutic relationship is highly important to me, so I take time to build rapport and understand the unique communication styles and preferences of my clients.
I am a Brooklyn-based psychotherapist supporting individuals as they work through challenges such as past trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, and relationships. I focus heavily on building a strong and authentic therapeutic relationship in which clients feel empowered, emotionally safe, and heard. I take a trauma-informed approach in which I consistently assess the emotional, physical and cognitive (thought-based) experiences of my clients. The therapeutic relationship is highly important to me, so I take time to build rapport and understand the unique communication styles and preferences of my clients.
(929) 930-5386 View (929) 930-5386
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VAWA Evaluacion Immigration Evaluations
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11220  (Online Only)
Bi-lingual Giovanni Benavides LMHC, terapia solo en line cubierta por seguros. Evaluciones VAWA las cobro fuera de seguros medico en efectivo para el precio visite vawaevaluacion.com VAWA Therapist: Me formé para trabajar con individuos, en el tratamiento de problemas mentales, de comportamiento y emocionales. En el pasado trabaje con adultos y niños mayores de 4 años. En mi práctica privada solo trabajo con adultos. Como consejero profesional incluye, pero no se limita a el diagnóstico y tratamiento.
Bi-lingual Giovanni Benavides LMHC, terapia solo en line cubierta por seguros. Evaluciones VAWA las cobro fuera de seguros medico en efectivo para el precio visite vawaevaluacion.com VAWA Therapist: Me formé para trabajar con individuos, en el tratamiento de problemas mentales, de comportamiento y emocionales. En el pasado trabaje con adultos y niños mayores de 4 años. En mi práctica privada solo trabajo con adultos. Como consejero profesional incluye, pero no se limita a el diagnóstico y tratamiento.
(347) 801-7685 View (347) 801-7685

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Number of Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Brooklyn, NY see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brooklyn?

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.