Therapists in New York, NY

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Photo of Victoria J James, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Victoria J James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
Are you a stressed out achiever, young professional or entrepreneur? Experiencing anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, impostor syndrome, burnout or feel uncertain about the future. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you'll feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and change. I help overachievers, stressed out professionals & entrepreneurs overcome burnout and eliminate stressors that impact personal and professional growth. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential to lead a fulfilling life with balance. While you cannot change the difficult situations of the past, we can work together to find healing.
Are you a stressed out achiever, young professional or entrepreneur? Experiencing anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, impostor syndrome, burnout or feel uncertain about the future. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you'll feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and change. I help overachievers, stressed out professionals & entrepreneurs overcome burnout and eliminate stressors that impact personal and professional growth. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential to lead a fulfilling life with balance. While you cannot change the difficult situations of the past, we can work together to find healing.
(929) 205-9778 View (929) 205-9778
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Katerina Stratigis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10175
Thrive Psychology is the premier therapy & counseling center dedicated to women’s wellness. We empower clients to overcome life’s toughest challenges and reach their highest potential. Thrive has helped thousands of clients live their best lives through a growing network of in-person and online services. Thrive therapists are the top of their field and use only the most advanced evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled, reach out to us and let us help you THRIVE.
Thrive Psychology is the premier therapy & counseling center dedicated to women’s wellness. We empower clients to overcome life’s toughest challenges and reach their highest potential. Thrive has helped thousands of clients live their best lives through a growing network of in-person and online services. Thrive therapists are the top of their field and use only the most advanced evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled, reach out to us and let us help you THRIVE.
(929) 209-3481 View (929) 209-3481
Photo of Sima Ariam, PhD, Psychologist
Sima Ariam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
Therapy works, and people can change. In my practice people stop acting like marionettes dangling on invisible ropes and feeling "out of control" or stuck in repetitive, unproductive destructive motions. Together, we rewrite your story and free you to choose new, productive, more authentic and organic behaviors. You will figure out what you really want and how to get it. You will also learn that you can't get a quick fix. It took you many years to "create" yourself the way you are, and you need to acknowledge and respect this creatively devised mechanism.
Therapy works, and people can change. In my practice people stop acting like marionettes dangling on invisible ropes and feeling "out of control" or stuck in repetitive, unproductive destructive motions. Together, we rewrite your story and free you to choose new, productive, more authentic and organic behaviors. You will figure out what you really want and how to get it. You will also learn that you can't get a quick fix. It took you many years to "create" yourself the way you are, and you need to acknowledge and respect this creatively devised mechanism.
(646) 699-4848 View (646) 699-4848
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Jillian Elyse Berridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Do you constantly find yourself people pleasing and struggling to say no? We’ll explore what keeps you in that dynamic, improve your self-esteem and help you become a boundary-setting pro. Are you overwhelmed by anxious thoughts that make it hard to be in the moment or focus on what really matters to you? We’ll work together to better understand the root of your fears, and empower you with tools to help you regain a sense of control. Maybe you have a difficult experience you went through, that you’ve always kind of swept under the rug. Let’s create room to explore that experience and how the emotional pain shows up in your body
Do you constantly find yourself people pleasing and struggling to say no? We’ll explore what keeps you in that dynamic, improve your self-esteem and help you become a boundary-setting pro. Are you overwhelmed by anxious thoughts that make it hard to be in the moment or focus on what really matters to you? We’ll work together to better understand the root of your fears, and empower you with tools to help you regain a sense of control. Maybe you have a difficult experience you went through, that you’ve always kind of swept under the rug. Let’s create room to explore that experience and how the emotional pain shows up in your body
(332) 286-4108 View (332) 286-4108
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Zeneth Phelosophy, Inc ..... Dr. Nader Zadi
PhD, CPCC, ACC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10151  (Online Only)
Are you stuck? Feeling overwhelmed with stress, crippling uncertainty, and wrestling with anxiety and diminished confidence? Are you frustrated with deflated ambitions and blurred sense of direction? Are you burnt out from constant setbacks, missed opportunities, lost time, and downgraded quality of life? Have these challenges strained your relationships and delayed your success?
Are you stuck? Feeling overwhelmed with stress, crippling uncertainty, and wrestling with anxiety and diminished confidence? Are you frustrated with deflated ambitions and blurred sense of direction? Are you burnt out from constant setbacks, missed opportunities, lost time, and downgraded quality of life? Have these challenges strained your relationships and delayed your success?
(914) 342-7366 View (914) 342-7366
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Samuel Parton
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10165
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Ciara Diemer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022  (Online Only)
For over a decade, I've dedicated myself to the field of clinical social work, accumulating a wealth of experience along the way. With compassion as my compass, I've embarked on the profound journey of guiding individuals towards emotional well-being for 11 impactful years. This endeavor has been marked by a commitment to understanding, supporting, and empowering those I serve. Each day, I draw upon my depth of knowledge and genuine empathy to facilitate positive change in the lives of others, fostering resilience and facilitating growth.
For over a decade, I've dedicated myself to the field of clinical social work, accumulating a wealth of experience along the way. With compassion as my compass, I've embarked on the profound journey of guiding individuals towards emotional well-being for 11 impactful years. This endeavor has been marked by a commitment to understanding, supporting, and empowering those I serve. Each day, I draw upon my depth of knowledge and genuine empathy to facilitate positive change in the lives of others, fostering resilience and facilitating growth.
(518) 840-1270 View (518) 840-1270
Photo of Robin Halpern, LCSW-R, DCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Robin Halpern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, DCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
"I'd like to introduce you to someone you may not know very well, YOURSELF." I've been practicing psychotherapy since 1982 integrating both psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral perspectives. The psychotherapy journey can ultimately lead to the enhancement of conflict-free thinking and behavior which in turn can contribute to a more satisfying life.
"I'd like to introduce you to someone you may not know very well, YOURSELF." I've been practicing psychotherapy since 1982 integrating both psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral perspectives. The psychotherapy journey can ultimately lead to the enhancement of conflict-free thinking and behavior which in turn can contribute to a more satisfying life.
(646) 392-8059 View (646) 392-8059
Photo of Naomi G. Marton, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Naomi G. Marton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
I work with people who are struggling in various aspects of life, and help identify and alleviate barriers to affect positive change or acceptance, Whether you have difficulty managing anxiety; are experiencing depressed mood; feel stuck in negative patters of communication; or want to improve your relationships with others or with yourself, I create a nurturing environment to support and challenge you to express your feelings, explore personal problems and goals, make meaning out of negative experiences or patterns, and generate positive behaviors and coping styles.
I work with people who are struggling in various aspects of life, and help identify and alleviate barriers to affect positive change or acceptance, Whether you have difficulty managing anxiety; are experiencing depressed mood; feel stuck in negative patters of communication; or want to improve your relationships with others or with yourself, I create a nurturing environment to support and challenge you to express your feelings, explore personal problems and goals, make meaning out of negative experiences or patterns, and generate positive behaviors and coping styles.
(917) 789-1218 View (917) 789-1218
Photo of Marian Weisberg, LCSW, BCD, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marian Weisberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10025
Sometimes we need a transformational breakthrough to grow into the person we were meant to be. We know there's a path, but it can be difficult to find on our own. I use a combination of traditional and imaginative methods that help individuals and couples get to the heart of their issues, work through present and past pain, and successfully move forward. I provide a safe, supportive, nurturing environment, as well as insightful, honest feedback. My structured, yet dynamic, interactive approach addresses all levels of malaise; thinking, feeling, behaving, and spiritual.
Sometimes we need a transformational breakthrough to grow into the person we were meant to be. We know there's a path, but it can be difficult to find on our own. I use a combination of traditional and imaginative methods that help individuals and couples get to the heart of their issues, work through present and past pain, and successfully move forward. I provide a safe, supportive, nurturing environment, as well as insightful, honest feedback. My structured, yet dynamic, interactive approach addresses all levels of malaise; thinking, feeling, behaving, and spiritual.
(646) 480-7250 View (646) 480-7250
Photo of Tara Trout, PsyD, JD, MSEd, Psychologist
Tara Trout
Psychologist, PsyD, JD, MSEd
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed? Struggling? Not really sure why? Having intrusive thoughts or OCD? Sometimes, we all need a helping hand. At certain points in our lives, we could all benefit from the support and guidance of a therapist. I prefer to work with clients motivated for change. Using collaboration, we will work together to identify goals and the best course of treatment to help you lead a more satisfying, joyful life. Whether you are dealing with everyday stress or significant life transitions, I can provide you with tools to overcome the obstacles to your happiness.
Feeling overwhelmed? Struggling? Not really sure why? Having intrusive thoughts or OCD? Sometimes, we all need a helping hand. At certain points in our lives, we could all benefit from the support and guidance of a therapist. I prefer to work with clients motivated for change. Using collaboration, we will work together to identify goals and the best course of treatment to help you lead a more satisfying, joyful life. Whether you are dealing with everyday stress or significant life transitions, I can provide you with tools to overcome the obstacles to your happiness.
(718) 550-2546 View (718) 550-2546
Photo of Kathy Carroll, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kathy Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
My approach is eclectic and holistic with a focus on mindfulness. I have received certifications in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (trauma), among others. I spent over 10 years at the Veteran’s Administration in Louisville, KY, working as a psychotherapist with veterans of all ages and genders on a wide variety of issues. Prior to that my focus was on young adults and their families and older adults dealing with loss. Individuals have met with me for help to address depression and anxiety, grief, trauma and relational issues as well as work-related/everyday stressors.
My approach is eclectic and holistic with a focus on mindfulness. I have received certifications in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (trauma), among others. I spent over 10 years at the Veteran’s Administration in Louisville, KY, working as a psychotherapist with veterans of all ages and genders on a wide variety of issues. Prior to that my focus was on young adults and their families and older adults dealing with loss. Individuals have met with me for help to address depression and anxiety, grief, trauma and relational issues as well as work-related/everyday stressors.
(502) 334-1651 View (502) 334-1651
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Heather Shannon | Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Did your sex life hit a bump in the road and you're not sure how to get it back on track? I work with relationship partners to figure out where the sexy spark went and how to get it back. So whether you just got a bit too comfortable with each other or there's some underlying emotional issues to resolve, we will work together to get to the bottom of it and get you back to feeling the sexy spark. I love working with all types of clients including sex workers, LGBTQIA+ clients, kinksters and non-monogamous folks. My approach is intersectional, incorporating all aspects of who you are.
Did your sex life hit a bump in the road and you're not sure how to get it back on track? I work with relationship partners to figure out where the sexy spark went and how to get it back. So whether you just got a bit too comfortable with each other or there's some underlying emotional issues to resolve, we will work together to get to the bottom of it and get you back to feeling the sexy spark. I love working with all types of clients including sex workers, LGBTQIA+ clients, kinksters and non-monogamous folks. My approach is intersectional, incorporating all aspects of who you are.
(646) 718-6313 View (646) 718-6313
Photo of Rosie Brooks, LP, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Rosie Brooks
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
As a psychotherapist I offer a nonjudgemental space in which you and I will listen and make room for the reasons that have motivated you to seek help. Working in the present, and looking towards the past when it emerges, we will uncover the reasons underlying your current struggles. As your self awareness expands it helps to loosen the grip of old patterns and engrained ways of relating to yourself and others. In the time and the space that therapy provides, you will be able to better know and understand each part of yourself, and to reconcile what can feel like confusing contradictions within yourself.
As a psychotherapist I offer a nonjudgemental space in which you and I will listen and make room for the reasons that have motivated you to seek help. Working in the present, and looking towards the past when it emerges, we will uncover the reasons underlying your current struggles. As your self awareness expands it helps to loosen the grip of old patterns and engrained ways of relating to yourself and others. In the time and the space that therapy provides, you will be able to better know and understand each part of yourself, and to reconcile what can feel like confusing contradictions within yourself.
(347) 754-3508 View (347) 754-3508
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David Diaz
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
David incorporates knowledge and techniques from various therapeutic modalities, and he can conduct therapy sessions in English and Spanish. He is passionate in listening to a client’s story on who they were, and what story they would like to have today and tomorrow. He has vast experience working with people who are challenged by depression and/or anxiety and people who have a history of self-harm and suicidal ideation. David has experience and enjoys working with clients in overcoming sexual abuse/intimate partner violence, intergenerational and racial trauma within the Queer and LGBTQIA+ communities.
David incorporates knowledge and techniques from various therapeutic modalities, and he can conduct therapy sessions in English and Spanish. He is passionate in listening to a client’s story on who they were, and what story they would like to have today and tomorrow. He has vast experience working with people who are challenged by depression and/or anxiety and people who have a history of self-harm and suicidal ideation. David has experience and enjoys working with clients in overcoming sexual abuse/intimate partner violence, intergenerational and racial trauma within the Queer and LGBTQIA+ communities.
(929) 325-0190 View (929) 325-0190
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Caitlin Cote
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I offer an individualized approach that integrates mindfulness-based practices and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I work with clients to help support them in navigating life and relationship transitions, healing emotional pain and managing daily stressors. An integral aspect of this work includes the discovery and exploration of unconscious patterns and bringing them into the conscious mind in order to promote a deeper self-understanding and more deliberate relationships with self and others. My areas of focus are depression, anxiety and life transitions.
I offer an individualized approach that integrates mindfulness-based practices and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I work with clients to help support them in navigating life and relationship transitions, healing emotional pain and managing daily stressors. An integral aspect of this work includes the discovery and exploration of unconscious patterns and bringing them into the conscious mind in order to promote a deeper self-understanding and more deliberate relationships with self and others. My areas of focus are depression, anxiety and life transitions.
(929) 298-4153 View (929) 298-4153
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Bianca De Paoli
PhD, EdM, MHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025
My goal is to support clients on their journey to fulfillment in all areas of their lives. I aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment where clients can gain insight into their emotional lives and behaviors and equip them with tools to form healthy relationships. After a rewarding and diverse career as an economist, I decided to follow my true calling to become a psychotherapist. I now feel great joy in empowering my clients to find inner peace and self-worth.
My goal is to support clients on their journey to fulfillment in all areas of their lives. I aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment where clients can gain insight into their emotional lives and behaviors and equip them with tools to form healthy relationships. After a rewarding and diverse career as an economist, I decided to follow my true calling to become a psychotherapist. I now feel great joy in empowering my clients to find inner peace and self-worth.
(475) 258-7358 View (475) 258-7358
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Marie Charlene Timothee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
With a master's degree in social work from NYU Silver School, and a license to practice in the State of New York, I am a School Social Worker, Mandated Reporter, and certified in violence prevention in schools. My experience has provided me with the ability to work independently and provide assessments to individuals from different backgrounds. I excel in developing individualized student plans, performing social intake assessments, and providing crisis intervention as necessary. My ability to utilize community resources helps me to think outside the box to meet any unique needs that may come up unexpectedly. My career has allowed m
With a master's degree in social work from NYU Silver School, and a license to practice in the State of New York, I am a School Social Worker, Mandated Reporter, and certified in violence prevention in schools. My experience has provided me with the ability to work independently and provide assessments to individuals from different backgrounds. I excel in developing individualized student plans, performing social intake assessments, and providing crisis intervention as necessary. My ability to utilize community resources helps me to think outside the box to meet any unique needs that may come up unexpectedly. My career has allowed m
(347) 657-7106 View (347) 657-7106
Photo of Jeffrey Kleinberg, PhD, MPH, ABPP, Psychologist
Jeffrey Kleinberg
Psychologist, PhD, MPH, ABPP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I work with adults, groups, adolescents, couples and families. In addition I consult with organizations on conflict-management, strategic planning and trauma concerns. I have a doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, as well as post-doctoral certificates in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Group Psychotherapy, and the Supervision of the Psychoanalytic Process from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. I am the former President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a member of the American Psychological Association. I am a licensed psychologist in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. I am Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology
I work with adults, groups, adolescents, couples and families. In addition I consult with organizations on conflict-management, strategic planning and trauma concerns. I have a doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, as well as post-doctoral certificates in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Group Psychotherapy, and the Supervision of the Psychoanalytic Process from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. I am the former President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a member of the American Psychological Association. I am a licensed psychologist in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. I am Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology
(646) 386-2115 View (646) 386-2115
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Taylor Palmby
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New York, NY 10004
My ideal client is a couple working to improve their relationship, decrease communication issues and increase intimacy. My couples are working through a variety of issues including recovering from infidelity, navigating lasting conflicts or simply strengthening their relational foundation. My couples want closeness, but often find themselves stuck when it comes to maintaining that closeness. That’s where I come in. I provide a safe place for my clients to be challenged and vulnerable.
My ideal client is a couple working to improve their relationship, decrease communication issues and increase intimacy. My couples are working through a variety of issues including recovering from infidelity, navigating lasting conflicts or simply strengthening their relational foundation. My couples want closeness, but often find themselves stuck when it comes to maintaining that closeness. That’s where I come in. I provide a safe place for my clients to be challenged and vulnerable.
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Number of Therapists in New York, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in New York, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in New York, NY see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New York?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.