Therapists in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Photo of Nailah L Wilds in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Nailah L Wilds
MS, LCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Thank you for visiting my page! If you are looking to heal your relationship with disordered eating, obsessive behaviors, or body image issues and/or seeking to heal from your past, break free of negative cycles, and build a dynamic loving relationship with yourself, I can help. I tailor every session to fit your needs and am experienced in remaining compassionate and nonjudgmental while empowering my clients to identify triggers, build their confidence, and develop healthier coping strategies to be the best version of themselves.
Thank you for visiting my page! If you are looking to heal your relationship with disordered eating, obsessive behaviors, or body image issues and/or seeking to heal from your past, break free of negative cycles, and build a dynamic loving relationship with yourself, I can help. I tailor every session to fit your needs and am experienced in remaining compassionate and nonjudgmental while empowering my clients to identify triggers, build their confidence, and develop healthier coping strategies to be the best version of themselves.
(347) 408-2940 View (347) 408-2940
Photo of Marni Brand, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Marni Brand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Would you like to work collaboratively to gain important insights, make real changes in how you relate to yourself and others, move toward emotional freedom, and reach your desired goals so that you can grow into the person you are truly meant to be? I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups in multiple spaces including schools and colleges, behavioral health centers and community based settings and am here to help. I have experience with a range of concerns including but not limited to grief, anxiety, depression, infertility, postpartum, parenting and relationship challenges
Would you like to work collaboratively to gain important insights, make real changes in how you relate to yourself and others, move toward emotional freedom, and reach your desired goals so that you can grow into the person you are truly meant to be? I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups in multiple spaces including schools and colleges, behavioral health centers and community based settings and am here to help. I have experience with a range of concerns including but not limited to grief, anxiety, depression, infertility, postpartum, parenting and relationship challenges
(718) 865-3586 View (718) 865-3586
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Lauri Nagel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Drawing from my background in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, CBT, mindfulness, somatic therapy, and dance/movement therapy, I use an eclectic approach tailored to your individual needs to help you overcome obstacles to leading a richer, more satisfying, and more meaningful life. Some of the things I can help you with are: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family stressors, managing chronic illness, caregiver stress, body image, self-esteem, life transitions, artist's issues and creative blocks, panic attacks, trauma, and life changes.
Drawing from my background in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, CBT, mindfulness, somatic therapy, and dance/movement therapy, I use an eclectic approach tailored to your individual needs to help you overcome obstacles to leading a richer, more satisfying, and more meaningful life. Some of the things I can help you with are: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family stressors, managing chronic illness, caregiver stress, body image, self-esteem, life transitions, artist's issues and creative blocks, panic attacks, trauma, and life changes.
(646) 583-1421 View (646) 583-1421
Photo of Mary A Castillejos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Mary A Castillejos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
I work with individual adults, parents and children, and families. Clients see me to alleviate anxiety and manage stress, support their child's behavior and growth, and address issues in the parent/child relationship. Parenting a young child can bring great delight and satisfaction, and also present isolation, anxiety, bewilderment and depression. With additional training in infant and early childhood mental health, I help parents & children increase joy in their connection, reduce challenging behavior, get more sleep, navigate power struggles, & find healing after a traumatic experience.
I work with individual adults, parents and children, and families. Clients see me to alleviate anxiety and manage stress, support their child's behavior and growth, and address issues in the parent/child relationship. Parenting a young child can bring great delight and satisfaction, and also present isolation, anxiety, bewilderment and depression. With additional training in infant and early childhood mental health, I help parents & children increase joy in their connection, reduce challenging behavior, get more sleep, navigate power struggles, & find healing after a traumatic experience.
(646) 713-1248 View (646) 713-1248
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Joy Nirenstein Radish
MA, LCAT, RDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
I work with clients to create the conditions for greater self-acceptance, ease, and self-agency. I often work with creative or sensitive people, and with those recovering from complex trauma, addiction, and family-of-origin wounds that may cause depression, stuckness, or disconnection. I believe in the liberating process of creating space for grief, sorrow, anger, humor and joy as a means to support growth, healing, and change. I work with clients in a highly experiential way, honoring the wisdom of the body and language of the soul. I believe that building and creating one's life is more powerful than attempting to "fix" oneself.
I work with clients to create the conditions for greater self-acceptance, ease, and self-agency. I often work with creative or sensitive people, and with those recovering from complex trauma, addiction, and family-of-origin wounds that may cause depression, stuckness, or disconnection. I believe in the liberating process of creating space for grief, sorrow, anger, humor and joy as a means to support growth, healing, and change. I work with clients in a highly experiential way, honoring the wisdom of the body and language of the soul. I believe that building and creating one's life is more powerful than attempting to "fix" oneself.
(929) 294-7273 View (929) 294-7273
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Marcela Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, burnt out, or anxious? Is it hard to remember the last time you felt "like yourself"? Is your anxiety interrupting your sleep or your day to day functioning? Do you feel stuck in a rut, unsure how to change course? Are you trying to make sense of childhood traumatic and/or significantly stressful experiences? Or have you recently experienced a traumatic event and want the stress and 'alarm bells' to decrease so you can feel the way you did before the event?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, burnt out, or anxious? Is it hard to remember the last time you felt "like yourself"? Is your anxiety interrupting your sleep or your day to day functioning? Do you feel stuck in a rut, unsure how to change course? Are you trying to make sense of childhood traumatic and/or significantly stressful experiences? Or have you recently experienced a traumatic event and want the stress and 'alarm bells' to decrease so you can feel the way you did before the event?
(718) 550-0358 View (718) 550-0358
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Benaifer Bhadha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
My guiding principle as a therapist is deep listening without judgment (acknowledgement plus acceptance) so that people can feel the freedom to express themselves, explore their experiences and create authentic connection. I believe that listening is an essential tool in healing and feeling valued. My approach is trauma-informed and client-centered, with an anti-oppression lens. I am committed to the lifelong unlearning of colonial structures that are deeply rooted in mental health, and to holding space for others to unpack how societal and institutional structures have impacted their mental health and wellness.
My guiding principle as a therapist is deep listening without judgment (acknowledgement plus acceptance) so that people can feel the freedom to express themselves, explore their experiences and create authentic connection. I believe that listening is an essential tool in healing and feeling valued. My approach is trauma-informed and client-centered, with an anti-oppression lens. I am committed to the lifelong unlearning of colonial structures that are deeply rooted in mental health, and to holding space for others to unpack how societal and institutional structures have impacted their mental health and wellness.
(929) 242-5810 View (929) 242-5810
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Anna Miretsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
I believe that positive growth and change are possible for all people and that the unique therapeutic relationship forged between client and therapist is at the heart of successful therapy. Each one of us has the unique answers to move forward with our lives and sometimes small steps open up possibilities that we could not have imagined. With insight into patterns that are not useful the road to change becomes possible. My approach is gentle and non-judgmental, together we can explore how to get past the stuck points in your life and move toward realizing your full potential.
I believe that positive growth and change are possible for all people and that the unique therapeutic relationship forged between client and therapist is at the heart of successful therapy. Each one of us has the unique answers to move forward with our lives and sometimes small steps open up possibilities that we could not have imagined. With insight into patterns that are not useful the road to change becomes possible. My approach is gentle and non-judgmental, together we can explore how to get past the stuck points in your life and move toward realizing your full potential.
(718) 550-5163 View (718) 550-5163
Photo of Shandelle Hether-Gray, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Shandelle Hether-Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
I am trained in using CBT, EMDR, and other evidence-based approaches to help people make lasting changes to their self-image that lead to real changes in their lives. My approach is hands on, goal-oriented, strengths based, and gender/identity affirming. I help clients challenge unrealistic patterns of thinking, deconstruct who they are from who they have learned to be, learn how to feel safe and regulated in their body, identify options for difficult life situations that align with their values, and learn the skills to meet their needs e.g. assertiveness, boundary setting, communication, mindfulness, relaxation and grounding.
I am trained in using CBT, EMDR, and other evidence-based approaches to help people make lasting changes to their self-image that lead to real changes in their lives. My approach is hands on, goal-oriented, strengths based, and gender/identity affirming. I help clients challenge unrealistic patterns of thinking, deconstruct who they are from who they have learned to be, learn how to feel safe and regulated in their body, identify options for difficult life situations that align with their values, and learn the skills to meet their needs e.g. assertiveness, boundary setting, communication, mindfulness, relaxation and grounding.
(347) 269-1706 View (347) 269-1706
Photo of Linda Perez-Puelles, Psychologist in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Linda Perez-Puelles
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
“The good life is a process, not a state of being.” -Carl Rogers (1961). My aim in therapy is to empower you and to help you discover what “the good life” means to you. We all need support on our journey through life’s ups and downs. Together we can figure out how to manage the good and bad moments through genuine, empathic, and healing therapy work.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being.” -Carl Rogers (1961). My aim in therapy is to empower you and to help you discover what “the good life” means to you. We all need support on our journey through life’s ups and downs. Together we can figure out how to manage the good and bad moments through genuine, empathic, and healing therapy work.
(877) 647-3343 View (877) 647-3343
Photo of Heather Gay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Heather Gay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons, including relationship and professional frustrations or issues related to depression and anxiety. The therapeutic process can focus on many themes at once, while we move towards helping you create a happier, more satisfying life. I take a relational approach in my work, utilizing the safe and trusting relationship we build together to reflect on life stressors that present themselves. While we will work collaboratively, your treatment will be driven by you and the areas you want to focus on.
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons, including relationship and professional frustrations or issues related to depression and anxiety. The therapeutic process can focus on many themes at once, while we move towards helping you create a happier, more satisfying life. I take a relational approach in my work, utilizing the safe and trusting relationship we build together to reflect on life stressors that present themselves. While we will work collaboratively, your treatment will be driven by you and the areas you want to focus on.
(646) 859-4632 View (646) 859-4632
Photo of Arielle Mottes, Psychologist in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Arielle Mottes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a queer-identified licensed psychologist who provides virtual therapy to adolescents & adults. My specialties include short & long-term therapy focusing on life transitions, anxiety, trauma & abuse, relational concerns, parenting, depression, & cultural humility. I'm passionate about supporting you in your sexual, gender, cultural, &or racial identity development. I'm committed to honoring diverse identities & tailoring treatment to be collaborative & client centered. I work to provide a warm, empathetic, & safe environment that is trauma-informed. Guiding clients toward a path of empowerment & self-advocacy is of central focus
I'm a queer-identified licensed psychologist who provides virtual therapy to adolescents & adults. My specialties include short & long-term therapy focusing on life transitions, anxiety, trauma & abuse, relational concerns, parenting, depression, & cultural humility. I'm passionate about supporting you in your sexual, gender, cultural, &or racial identity development. I'm committed to honoring diverse identities & tailoring treatment to be collaborative & client centered. I work to provide a warm, empathetic, & safe environment that is trauma-informed. Guiding clients toward a path of empowerment & self-advocacy is of central focus
(718) 612-7860 View (718) 612-7860
Photo of Julissa M. Almonte Pérez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Julissa M. Almonte Pérez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Board Certified Music Therapist, and a Yoga Teacher. I am trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialetical Behavior Therapy. I use multiple creative modalities to provide a positive experience for my clients including mindfulness, yoga, somatic techniques, movement, breath work, writing, and art. I provide non-judgmental care for adults and adolescents who are struggling with mood disorders, adjustment disorders, anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with diverse ethnic populations using a trauma informed and racial equity lens.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Board Certified Music Therapist, and a Yoga Teacher. I am trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialetical Behavior Therapy. I use multiple creative modalities to provide a positive experience for my clients including mindfulness, yoga, somatic techniques, movement, breath work, writing, and art. I provide non-judgmental care for adults and adolescents who are struggling with mood disorders, adjustment disorders, anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with diverse ethnic populations using a trauma informed and racial equity lens.
(203) 403-6299 View (203) 403-6299
Photo of Peggy Kaplin Zaloga, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Peggy Kaplin Zaloga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
4 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Do you feel stuck in a pattern and lost? Do you want to understand more about who you are and why you are running into certain issues? I believe that you are ready to take time to focus on yourself and to become more confident, comfortable and content. It is important to find a therapist who can listen and understand you. My goal is to ease your suffering by helping you to become more aware of who you are, while recognizing your values and priorities, as well as old patterns that may be getting in the way, and growing in acceptance and clarity.
Do you feel stuck in a pattern and lost? Do you want to understand more about who you are and why you are running into certain issues? I believe that you are ready to take time to focus on yourself and to become more confident, comfortable and content. It is important to find a therapist who can listen and understand you. My goal is to ease your suffering by helping you to become more aware of who you are, while recognizing your values and priorities, as well as old patterns that may be getting in the way, and growing in acceptance and clarity.
(646) 362-9115 View (646) 362-9115
Photo of Shira Sameroff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Shira Sameroff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I’m here to help you know all that is possible for you and clear blocks such as self-doubt, fear, shame, grief and other very human emotions and experiences in your way a full, connected and joyful life. I’m an LCSW and my work is rooted in decades of practice with thousands of individuals & groups of diverse identities, ages & life stories in a wide array of settings. I weave together a range of therapeutic models such as IFS, somatic & nature based practices and more to create generative healing containers. My approach is collaborative, intuitive, creative and full of heart.
I’m here to help you know all that is possible for you and clear blocks such as self-doubt, fear, shame, grief and other very human emotions and experiences in your way a full, connected and joyful life. I’m an LCSW and my work is rooted in decades of practice with thousands of individuals & groups of diverse identities, ages & life stories in a wide array of settings. I weave together a range of therapeutic models such as IFS, somatic & nature based practices and more to create generative healing containers. My approach is collaborative, intuitive, creative and full of heart.
(718) 521-4499 View (718) 521-4499
Photo of Dori Scallet, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Dori Scallet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Striving for mental health and wellness in a society with as many issues as ours is hard. Finding a therapist to support you in that, can sometimes feel even harder. What criteria do you base your decision on? Degrees, years in practice, areas of expertise, whether they still meet people in person... But what a profile and your research cannot tell you, happens to be the most important criteria: if the two of you will "fit.” The best and quickest way to know for certain is to schedule the appointment.
Striving for mental health and wellness in a society with as many issues as ours is hard. Finding a therapist to support you in that, can sometimes feel even harder. What criteria do you base your decision on? Degrees, years in practice, areas of expertise, whether they still meet people in person... But what a profile and your research cannot tell you, happens to be the most important criteria: if the two of you will "fit.” The best and quickest way to know for certain is to schedule the appointment.
(718) 878-4927 View (718) 878-4927
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Julie Arner
LCAT, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I am a licensed creative arts therapist with over two decades of experience working with clients in private practice, hospitals, schools, clinics, and community centers. I work with adults and teens struggling through life transitions, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. My approach to therapy is holistic, drawing from psychodynamic, relational, and somatic principles. Our work together will look to understand feelings, behaviors, and patterns to help you make changes that can lead to a more fulfilled self. I pride myself on being a great listener as well as a warm and empathetic clinician.
I am a licensed creative arts therapist with over two decades of experience working with clients in private practice, hospitals, schools, clinics, and community centers. I work with adults and teens struggling through life transitions, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. My approach to therapy is holistic, drawing from psychodynamic, relational, and somatic principles. Our work together will look to understand feelings, behaviors, and patterns to help you make changes that can lead to a more fulfilled self. I pride myself on being a great listener as well as a warm and empathetic clinician.
(646) 846-5739 View (646) 846-5739
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Billy Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11232  (Online Only)
Therapy is like any other relationship - it's important to find someone whose values and approach resonate with you. In my practice, therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client. I see my role as that of a non-judgemental companion, someone who holds space and reflects you back to you. I am here to bear witness to your journey without judgment. My hope is to support you in exploring how the stories we are told, and tell ourselves, inform our worldview - our sense of self, relationships, and even our mood.
Therapy is like any other relationship - it's important to find someone whose values and approach resonate with you. In my practice, therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client. I see my role as that of a non-judgemental companion, someone who holds space and reflects you back to you. I am here to bear witness to your journey without judgment. My hope is to support you in exploring how the stories we are told, and tell ourselves, inform our worldview - our sense of self, relationships, and even our mood.
(718) 747-9040 View (718) 747-9040
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Gabriel Most
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RN
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
These are challenging fast-moving times. The demands from family, career, social and romantic relationships can feel overwhelming and unmanageable. How do we find the time to excel in our professional lives and simultaneously make room for healthy loving connections with those that are important to us? How do we manage our anxiety, sadness, and grief in real-time when we are feeling angry, confused, isolated, and perhaps abusing alcohol, drugs to numb the overwhelming sense of fear, depression, or frustration we feel in our lives? How do we live our best lives and gravitate toward healthier connections and decision making?
These are challenging fast-moving times. The demands from family, career, social and romantic relationships can feel overwhelming and unmanageable. How do we find the time to excel in our professional lives and simultaneously make room for healthy loving connections with those that are important to us? How do we manage our anxiety, sadness, and grief in real-time when we are feeling angry, confused, isolated, and perhaps abusing alcohol, drugs to numb the overwhelming sense of fear, depression, or frustration we feel in our lives? How do we live our best lives and gravitate toward healthier connections and decision making?
(347) 905-4597 View (347) 905-4597
Photo of Adam Zaher, Counselor in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Adam Zaher
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CASAC
Verified Verified
South Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be a challenge. If you are looking for a person-centered space to explore how to become the best version of yourself, then you've come to the right place!
Finding the right therapist can be a challenge. If you are looking for a person-centered space to explore how to become the best version of yourself, then you've come to the right place!
(718) 705-2022 View (718) 705-2022

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Number of Therapists in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY

90+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
94% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
51% Cigna and Evernorth
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
15% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Slope, 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.