Therapists in Herkimer County, NY

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Photo of Kate Keyser Rossi, Psychologist in Herkimer County, NY
Kate Keyser Rossi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Middleville, NY 13406
I am a psychologist who is passionate about my work with eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. I am happy to work with all eating disorder diagnoses, and I especially love to help clients who struggle with binge eating and compulsive overeating issues. I do therapy primarily on an individual basis, and work best with adolescents and adults.
I am a psychologist who is passionate about my work with eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. I am happy to work with all eating disorder diagnoses, and I especially love to help clients who struggle with binge eating and compulsive overeating issues. I do therapy primarily on an individual basis, and work best with adolescents and adults.
(315) 517-3626 View (315) 517-3626
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Mark Lundquist Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Herkimer, NY 13350
Have a particular life obstacle that you are trying to overcome? Sometimes seeking help from an experienced professional is the best way to put things into perspective. As your committed professional mental health service provider in the Mohawk Valley, your well being and mental health is my number one priority. I am happy to help guide you through all of life's challenges with the attention and care that you deserve. Whether it's individual, couples, or family therapy, please rest assured that your needs can be met at Mark Lundquist Counseling, either in the office or via teletherapy.
Have a particular life obstacle that you are trying to overcome? Sometimes seeking help from an experienced professional is the best way to put things into perspective. As your committed professional mental health service provider in the Mohawk Valley, your well being and mental health is my number one priority. I am happy to help guide you through all of life's challenges with the attention and care that you deserve. Whether it's individual, couples, or family therapy, please rest assured that your needs can be met at Mark Lundquist Counseling, either in the office or via teletherapy.
(315) 975-4094 View (315) 975-4094
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Cuda Counseling LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Herkimer, NY 13350
At Cuda Counseling, we are your trusted partners in health. Our practices are dedicated to providing quality care by offering the highest level of service, which is why we have a well-deserved reputation for excellence. We offer an eclectic approach to mental health treatment by utilizing a variety of evidence based modalities. Our counselors work with individuals and families of all ages. In addition, we collaborate with a variety of local agencies to increase our impact on our local community. Our intention is to provide high quality accessible mental health treatment, reduce stigmas, and work as partners for your mental wellness.
At Cuda Counseling, we are your trusted partners in health. Our practices are dedicated to providing quality care by offering the highest level of service, which is why we have a well-deserved reputation for excellence. We offer an eclectic approach to mental health treatment by utilizing a variety of evidence based modalities. Our counselors work with individuals and families of all ages. In addition, we collaborate with a variety of local agencies to increase our impact on our local community. Our intention is to provide high quality accessible mental health treatment, reduce stigmas, and work as partners for your mental wellness.
(315) 677-4163 View (315) 677-4163
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Nancy Hillery-Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Mohawk, NY 13407  (Online Only)
Are you at a loss to understand yourself? Maybe you don't understand why you are depressed, anxious, prone to swings of mood, or having difficulty experiencing satisfying relationships. Do you want to suffer less? Like yourself and your life better? I listen, I care, and I help you understand how your experiences, and your thoughts related to those experiences, relate to your suffering (depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood swings, relationship difficulties, poor self-esteem, anger, shame). We collaborate to ID what you want to change in your life and how to achieve that, while accepting what can't be changed or controlled.
Are you at a loss to understand yourself? Maybe you don't understand why you are depressed, anxious, prone to swings of mood, or having difficulty experiencing satisfying relationships. Do you want to suffer less? Like yourself and your life better? I listen, I care, and I help you understand how your experiences, and your thoughts related to those experiences, relate to your suffering (depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood swings, relationship difficulties, poor self-esteem, anger, shame). We collaborate to ID what you want to change in your life and how to achieve that, while accepting what can't be changed or controlled.
(315) 812-3828 View (315) 812-3828
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Cornerstone Mobile Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Herkimer, NY 13350
Do you find that the traditional model of therapy isn't for you? Whether this is a result from a medical condition, transportation limitations, childcare needs - no matter what the reason - Cornerstone provides a new option for individuals throughout NYS that have barriers to their emotional needs being met in an office. Our unique mobile counseling model links you with a local counselor that comes right to your home, on your schedule. We pride ourselves in never having a wait list connecting clients with licensed counselors quickly. We aim to have appointments on the calendar within 48 hours after you call or text.
Do you find that the traditional model of therapy isn't for you? Whether this is a result from a medical condition, transportation limitations, childcare needs - no matter what the reason - Cornerstone provides a new option for individuals throughout NYS that have barriers to their emotional needs being met in an office. Our unique mobile counseling model links you with a local counselor that comes right to your home, on your schedule. We pride ourselves in never having a wait list connecting clients with licensed counselors quickly. We aim to have appointments on the calendar within 48 hours after you call or text.
(315) 219-4689 View (315) 219-4689
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Beth A Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Herkimer, NY 13350
Have you walked through life with ongoing and persistent questions that are ruminating in your mind? Do you feel stuck or confused? Do you consistently have symptoms and problems associated with depression, anxiety and sleep? Have you been through traumatic events that have changed your life plans? Have you suffered in turmoil from chronic substance use and compulsions or impulsivity? Are you in existential crisis? Do you fall into the same patterns of behavior over and over again? If any of these things have happened to you you’ve come to the right place.
Have you walked through life with ongoing and persistent questions that are ruminating in your mind? Do you feel stuck or confused? Do you consistently have symptoms and problems associated with depression, anxiety and sleep? Have you been through traumatic events that have changed your life plans? Have you suffered in turmoil from chronic substance use and compulsions or impulsivity? Are you in existential crisis? Do you fall into the same patterns of behavior over and over again? If any of these things have happened to you you’ve come to the right place.
(315) 840-3572 View (315) 840-3572
Photo of Sandra A Mizerak, Counselor in Herkimer County, NY
Sandra A Mizerak
Counselor, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Herkimer, NY 13350
I have been working as a licensed mental health counselor and a national certified counselor for over 25 years. My clinical orientation is eclectic, ranging from a variety of techniques including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology and Solution Focused Therapy. I have extensive experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, partner abuse, sexual violence, self-esteem, LGBTQ issues, empowerment and grief/loss.
I have been working as a licensed mental health counselor and a national certified counselor for over 25 years. My clinical orientation is eclectic, ranging from a variety of techniques including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology and Solution Focused Therapy. I have extensive experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, partner abuse, sexual violence, self-esteem, LGBTQ issues, empowerment and grief/loss.
(315) 401-7869 View (315) 401-7869
Photo of Jeffrey Aulisi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herkimer County, NY
Jeffrey Aulisi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Frankfort, NY 13340
I believe that everyone has the strength within themselves to overcome obstacles in their lives, but sometimes need a safe place and an outside view to help them through this process. Everybody could use support as they handle life, and therefore I believe everybody deserves a space where they can feel comfortable to explore their emotions and express themselves. Through strength-based models and solution focused techniques I work to help people increase their self-awareness of the situations they are dealing with, and find what is in their control to improve themselves.
I believe that everyone has the strength within themselves to overcome obstacles in their lives, but sometimes need a safe place and an outside view to help them through this process. Everybody could use support as they handle life, and therefore I believe everybody deserves a space where they can feel comfortable to explore their emotions and express themselves. Through strength-based models and solution focused techniques I work to help people increase their self-awareness of the situations they are dealing with, and find what is in their control to improve themselves.
(315) 897-5375 View (315) 897-5375
Photo of Cynthia Alexander, Mental Health Counselor in Herkimer County, NY
Cynthia Alexander
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Little Falls, NY 13365  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There are times in our lives when we struggle to cope with life stressors and transitions. Seeking therapy is an important first step in helping you overcome obstacles and personal challenges. Working with a therapist you trust can help you identify goals, find solutions to problems, improve communication, and develop healthy coping strategies. Achieving and maintaining optimal mental health can lessen emotional turmoil, strengthen self-esteem, and make life more manageable.
There are times in our lives when we struggle to cope with life stressors and transitions. Seeking therapy is an important first step in helping you overcome obstacles and personal challenges. Working with a therapist you trust can help you identify goals, find solutions to problems, improve communication, and develop healthy coping strategies. Achieving and maintaining optimal mental health can lessen emotional turmoil, strengthen self-esteem, and make life more manageable.
(315) 659-9673 View (315) 659-9673
Photo of Jennifer D’Amico, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herkimer County, NY
Jennifer D’Amico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFRC
Verified Verified
Herkimer, NY 13350
Hello, Thank you for viewing my profile and considering me as a possible resource to meet your psychotherapeutic needs. At times it can be a struggle to find the right words to express our thoughts, challenges, needs, and wishes. This can lead us to feel stuck, misunderstood, or overwhelmed. In these instances we may find ourselves using maladaptive coping tools to make it through, which can lead to anxiety, depression or simply feeling stressed and unbalanced. If you are looking to find the right words, clarity, and tools to overcome these moments and achieve the balance that is right for you then we may be a great match.
Hello, Thank you for viewing my profile and considering me as a possible resource to meet your psychotherapeutic needs. At times it can be a struggle to find the right words to express our thoughts, challenges, needs, and wishes. This can lead us to feel stuck, misunderstood, or overwhelmed. In these instances we may find ourselves using maladaptive coping tools to make it through, which can lead to anxiety, depression or simply feeling stressed and unbalanced. If you are looking to find the right words, clarity, and tools to overcome these moments and achieve the balance that is right for you then we may be a great match.
(315) 753-5026 View (315) 753-5026
Photo of Dr. Greg Kovacs, Marriage & Family Therapist in Herkimer County, NY
Dr. Greg Kovacs
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Little Falls, NY 13365
Greg Kovacs is a Utica, New York-based licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who specializes in couples counseling, post-relationship co-parenting, child emotional and behavioral difficulties, and the transition into blended family relationships. With more than two decades of individual, couples, and family counseling experience, Dr. Kovacs is a New York State Divorce Mediator and Parenting Coordinator who can help you and your co-parent minimize or avoid the negative effects of separation on your children. His counseling techniques emphasize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family system theory,
Greg Kovacs is a Utica, New York-based licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who specializes in couples counseling, post-relationship co-parenting, child emotional and behavioral difficulties, and the transition into blended family relationships. With more than two decades of individual, couples, and family counseling experience, Dr. Kovacs is a New York State Divorce Mediator and Parenting Coordinator who can help you and your co-parent minimize or avoid the negative effects of separation on your children. His counseling techniques emphasize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family system theory,
(315) 864-5975 View (315) 864-5975
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Alyssa Kerber
MA, MFT-LP
Verified Verified
Herkimer, NY 13350  (Online Only)
I have been working with clients as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2021, and I come from a primarily solution-focused narrative approach. As a systemic therapist I understand that although we are individuals, we are part of larger support systems that affect our mental health. Whether you are an individual, family, or part of a relationship, we will work together to emphasize your strengths and progress toward your goals. My belief is that you are the expert in your life and I am here to help you unlock the tools you already have inside while building skills and healthier strategies for the stress you experience.
I have been working with clients as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2021, and I come from a primarily solution-focused narrative approach. As a systemic therapist I understand that although we are individuals, we are part of larger support systems that affect our mental health. Whether you are an individual, family, or part of a relationship, we will work together to emphasize your strengths and progress toward your goals. My belief is that you are the expert in your life and I am here to help you unlock the tools you already have inside while building skills and healthier strategies for the stress you experience.
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Photo of Charlene Cross, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herkimer County, NY
Charlene Cross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Herkimer, NY 13350  (Online Only)
When the traditions of 'mental health' services are not meeting your needs-CALL. This could be a result of many reasons that pose as a barrier to meeting your emotional support needs in an office. Tele-Mental Health Therapy is a way to have the service come to you and allow you the ability to mold the service in a way that would be most convenient for you. I am a local to the Catskill Mountain Counties with previous experiences in the Rochester area, and have seen first hand the challenges our communities face. It is my hope to help our communities gain an "out of the box" emotional support experience.
When the traditions of 'mental health' services are not meeting your needs-CALL. This could be a result of many reasons that pose as a barrier to meeting your emotional support needs in an office. Tele-Mental Health Therapy is a way to have the service come to you and allow you the ability to mold the service in a way that would be most convenient for you. I am a local to the Catskill Mountain Counties with previous experiences in the Rochester area, and have seen first hand the challenges our communities face. It is my hope to help our communities gain an "out of the box" emotional support experience.
(607) 246-3657 View (607) 246-3657
Photo of Rhiannon Hickox, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herkimer County, NY
Rhiannon Hickox, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Forge, NY 13420
Taking care of your mental health is essential for having emotional, psychological and social well-being. Finding the right therapist to help guide you through challenges is necessary for change to occur. My name is Rhiannon Hickox, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. My practice is aimed towards helping individuals become their best self and achieve optimal wellness. My approach to therapy will enable you to feel validated, supported and empowered.
Taking care of your mental health is essential for having emotional, psychological and social well-being. Finding the right therapist to help guide you through challenges is necessary for change to occur. My name is Rhiannon Hickox, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. My practice is aimed towards helping individuals become their best self and achieve optimal wellness. My approach to therapy will enable you to feel validated, supported and empowered.
(315) 922-5991 View (315) 922-5991

Online Therapists

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ACS Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Life can be incredibly difficult and even tragic at times. Abrupt transitions; mental and physical illness; even a simple lack of direction can all constitute overwhelming obstacles. We often find ourselves needing an outside perspective and a supportive environment to sort through our jumbled thoughts and emotions. Mental Health Counseling can provide this. Since 2016, I have been treating anxiety, panic, OCD, trauma, and life-transition related issues. I also offer EMDR which is an advanced methodology for resolving adverse life events which may still be producing negative after effects.
Life can be incredibly difficult and even tragic at times. Abrupt transitions; mental and physical illness; even a simple lack of direction can all constitute overwhelming obstacles. We often find ourselves needing an outside perspective and a supportive environment to sort through our jumbled thoughts and emotions. Mental Health Counseling can provide this. Since 2016, I have been treating anxiety, panic, OCD, trauma, and life-transition related issues. I also offer EMDR which is an advanced methodology for resolving adverse life events which may still be producing negative after effects.
(315) 737-1480 View (315) 737-1480
Photo of Samantha Franke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herkimer County, NY
Samantha Franke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
Unadilla, NY 13849
My name is Dr. Samantha Franke. I am a behavioral therapist and clinical social worker (LCSW). I have worked 10 years in private practice with 32 years of experience in serving adolescent and young adults, along with their families. I currently hold a doctorate degree in clinical social work. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. I often incorporate TF-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and into my work with clients. I also work from a strengths based perspective. I hope to provide individuals, couples and families in the tri-town community with a local, accessible resource of support
My name is Dr. Samantha Franke. I am a behavioral therapist and clinical social worker (LCSW). I have worked 10 years in private practice with 32 years of experience in serving adolescent and young adults, along with their families. I currently hold a doctorate degree in clinical social work. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. I often incorporate TF-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and into my work with clients. I also work from a strengths based perspective. I hope to provide individuals, couples and families in the tri-town community with a local, accessible resource of support
(607) 953-6028 View (607) 953-6028
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Karey Leigh Vito
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13212
Hi. I’m Karey Vito. I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I am looking to support and empower you . More specifically I am someone who helps initiate change in people’s lives and relationships. I will provide a safe environment to foster healing and growth in individuals of all ages. It can be an overwhelming and difficult process to begin. I am here to help support those adjusting to various transitions in life. If you are ready to explore what is getting in your way and want to figure out what to do next, then give me a call or send me an email .
Hi. I’m Karey Vito. I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I am looking to support and empower you . More specifically I am someone who helps initiate change in people’s lives and relationships. I will provide a safe environment to foster healing and growth in individuals of all ages. It can be an overwhelming and difficult process to begin. I am here to help support those adjusting to various transitions in life. If you are ready to explore what is getting in your way and want to figure out what to do next, then give me a call or send me an email .
(315) 232-6920 View (315) 232-6920
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Uprise Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
My group practice specializes in the treatment of trauma spectrum disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, trauma-related pain, and trauma-related somatic symptoms. Ongoing experiences of verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, neglect, and bullying can lead to these symptoms. Sometimes people suffer these effects because they have experienced chronic invalidation. We treat couples, people in non-traditional partnerships, adolescents who struggle with emotional and behavioral problems. We also treat survivors of sexual violence and targets of workplace bullying.
My group practice specializes in the treatment of trauma spectrum disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, trauma-related pain, and trauma-related somatic symptoms. Ongoing experiences of verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, neglect, and bullying can lead to these symptoms. Sometimes people suffer these effects because they have experienced chronic invalidation. We treat couples, people in non-traditional partnerships, adolescents who struggle with emotional and behavioral problems. We also treat survivors of sexual violence and targets of workplace bullying.
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Photo of Gretta Keene, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herkimer County, NY
Gretta Keene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stillwater, NY 12170  (Online Only)
I offer a safe, comfortable place to bring your hopes, fears, pain, confusion and excitement; where your thoughts and feelings will be respected and heard and your strengths acknowledged and utilized. Together, we will work to understand and transform the areas of suffering and/or concern. I am not afraid to go to where you need to travel. I work with trauma, grief, unhappy relationships, problematic behaviors, feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness or those who want to make their life "better." I have a large "toolbox" of techniques and approaches that help to create an experience suited to you.
I offer a safe, comfortable place to bring your hopes, fears, pain, confusion and excitement; where your thoughts and feelings will be respected and heard and your strengths acknowledged and utilized. Together, we will work to understand and transform the areas of suffering and/or concern. I am not afraid to go to where you need to travel. I work with trauma, grief, unhappy relationships, problematic behaviors, feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness or those who want to make their life "better." I have a large "toolbox" of techniques and approaches that help to create an experience suited to you.
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Photo of Ashley King, LCSW _ Ashley Anne Wellness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herkimer County, NY
Ashley King, LCSW _ Ashley Anne Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13203  (Online Only)
I am passionate about all things “relationship.” I believe that we are in relationship to everything, all the time. The problem is that no one teaches us how to DO relationships well. We have to learn what makes the patterns in our relationship heathy or harmful. Then we have to do the healthy things… moment after moment after moment to grow our relationships into something beautiful. I have spent many years researching and studying what makes relationships last, what makes them grow and what makes them end. I have developed strategies to help guide you and your partner to be able to grow to your highest relationship potential.
I am passionate about all things “relationship.” I believe that we are in relationship to everything, all the time. The problem is that no one teaches us how to DO relationships well. We have to learn what makes the patterns in our relationship heathy or harmful. Then we have to do the healthy things… moment after moment after moment to grow our relationships into something beautiful. I have spent many years researching and studying what makes relationships last, what makes them grow and what makes them end. I have developed strategies to help guide you and your partner to be able to grow to your highest relationship potential.
(680) 208-2257 View (680) 208-2257

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Number of Therapists in Herkimer County, NY

10+

Average cost per session

$85

Therapists in Herkimer County, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
79% Grief
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
60% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Herkimer County, NY see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Herkimer County?

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.