Therapists in New York, NY

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Photo of Jenny Sonenberg, Licensed Master Social Worker in New York, NY
Jenny Sonenberg
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10038
Jenny utilizes an expansive therapeutic approach which highlights relational psychoanalytic and IFS approaches to work with individuals and couples. They are a graduate of Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and are currently studying at the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Jenny provides a client-centered approach with a focus on relational dynamics, gender and sexuality, self-esteem, and substance use. Jenny emphasizes the importance of a strong alliance and works actively with the therapeutic relationship in session to expand experience of self and enhance connections with others.
Jenny utilizes an expansive therapeutic approach which highlights relational psychoanalytic and IFS approaches to work with individuals and couples. They are a graduate of Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and are currently studying at the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Jenny provides a client-centered approach with a focus on relational dynamics, gender and sexuality, self-esteem, and substance use. Jenny emphasizes the importance of a strong alliance and works actively with the therapeutic relationship in session to expand experience of self and enhance connections with others.
(646) 791-3756 View (646) 791-3756
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Suzanne Pasette
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
New York, NY 10012  (Online Only)
For over a decade, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults individually and in group settings. My work focuses on using the creative arts and verbal therapy to help individuals to find their voice. I see the work as a collaboration where I offer a safe and empathetic environment for individuals to move through life challenges and build for a more fulfilling future. My hope is that clients will feel supported and empowered throughout the therapeutic process.
For over a decade, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults individually and in group settings. My work focuses on using the creative arts and verbal therapy to help individuals to find their voice. I see the work as a collaboration where I offer a safe and empathetic environment for individuals to move through life challenges and build for a more fulfilling future. My hope is that clients will feel supported and empowered throughout the therapeutic process.
(347) 848-1246 View (347) 848-1246
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Dr. Ryan Kull
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
In addition to working with patients in my own practice for over 20 years, I am the Founder, CEO, and Chief Supervisor of Kip Therapy - a vibrant and talented group of clinicians that focuses on trauma-informed approaches, especially for the LGBTQ+ community. My focus on the mental health of LGBTQ+ people is informed by my background as an activist, educator, researcher, and psychoanalytically trained therapist, and Kip is where these experiences come together. I am deeply invested in high-quality care and the training and development of clinicians in the field.
In addition to working with patients in my own practice for over 20 years, I am the Founder, CEO, and Chief Supervisor of Kip Therapy - a vibrant and talented group of clinicians that focuses on trauma-informed approaches, especially for the LGBTQ+ community. My focus on the mental health of LGBTQ+ people is informed by my background as an activist, educator, researcher, and psychoanalytically trained therapist, and Kip is where these experiences come together. I am deeply invested in high-quality care and the training and development of clinicians in the field.
(646) 791-4304 View (646) 791-4304
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Catherine Genzler
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
I work with individuals and couples who are courageously facing the desire to improve the quality of relationships in their lives-with themselves, and with others. A recent focus in my practice has been my work with people who are experiencing low-mood, distress, anger, and episodes of rage which have escalated since the pandemic changed so much for so many. Talk-therapy can be a useful process to safely, gently, and intentionally begin to unpack what is at the core of unsettling thoughts, feelings, and perhaps dis-regulated behaviors. Learning how to self-regulate is possible and so often is a beginning of substantial change.
I work with individuals and couples who are courageously facing the desire to improve the quality of relationships in their lives-with themselves, and with others. A recent focus in my practice has been my work with people who are experiencing low-mood, distress, anger, and episodes of rage which have escalated since the pandemic changed so much for so many. Talk-therapy can be a useful process to safely, gently, and intentionally begin to unpack what is at the core of unsettling thoughts, feelings, and perhaps dis-regulated behaviors. Learning how to self-regulate is possible and so often is a beginning of substantial change.
(347) 767-5230 View (347) 767-5230
Photo of Sarah Winkler, MHC-LP in New York, NY
Sarah Winkler, MHC-LP
MS, MHC-LP
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10018  (Online Only)
Hello!  I’m Sarah, a trained Mental Health Counselor, serving children, teens, and adults. I believe people have the amazing ability to heal their emotional wounds with the support of a caring person. At times, life is challenging for everyone though you are not alone. Sometimes, life challenges can interrupt our thoughts, feelings and behaviors in how we interact with family, friends and others in the community. I take a person-centered approach that empowers my clients to navigate life transitions with confidence. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we will work together to heal your symptoms in practical ways.
Hello!  I’m Sarah, a trained Mental Health Counselor, serving children, teens, and adults. I believe people have the amazing ability to heal their emotional wounds with the support of a caring person. At times, life is challenging for everyone though you are not alone. Sometimes, life challenges can interrupt our thoughts, feelings and behaviors in how we interact with family, friends and others in the community. I take a person-centered approach that empowers my clients to navigate life transitions with confidence. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we will work together to heal your symptoms in practical ways.
(646) 603-1959 View (646) 603-1959
Photo of Haley Kastner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10065
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
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Photo of Melorra Sochet, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Melorra Sochet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Whether your problems are specific - a relationship, work, troubling thoughts or experiences, or more abstract - feeling stuck, empty, lonely or misunderstood, quality therapy can offer invaluable support. I work collaboratively, compassionately and interactively with individuals and couples to improve their lives. Following your lead and pace, we explore your past and present, patterns in your life, your perceptions, behaviors and choices, and consider how our relationship may mirror your dynamics in the outside world. Though it can seem impossible initially, gradually you gain the insight and emotional capacity necessary for invaluable lasting change that feels authentic and comes from within.
Whether your problems are specific - a relationship, work, troubling thoughts or experiences, or more abstract - feeling stuck, empty, lonely or misunderstood, quality therapy can offer invaluable support. I work collaboratively, compassionately and interactively with individuals and couples to improve their lives. Following your lead and pace, we explore your past and present, patterns in your life, your perceptions, behaviors and choices, and consider how our relationship may mirror your dynamics in the outside world. Though it can seem impossible initially, gradually you gain the insight and emotional capacity necessary for invaluable lasting change that feels authentic and comes from within.
(646) 679-2772 View (646) 679-2772
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Lenore H Migdal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025
Not accepting new clients
Do you want to feel good about yourself in the world; find joys of partnership, love, marriage? Are you in pain due to loss of loved ones; struggling with separation or divorce? Perhaps you need more confidence. Or you need some help with your children. As people age, they often need help with fears of illness, or death for themselves and their loved ones. If any of these issues speak to you, I'm here for you. I work with people of all races, religious affiliations and with the LGBTQ community. I have been referred to as a healing presence.
Do you want to feel good about yourself in the world; find joys of partnership, love, marriage? Are you in pain due to loss of loved ones; struggling with separation or divorce? Perhaps you need more confidence. Or you need some help with your children. As people age, they often need help with fears of illness, or death for themselves and their loved ones. If any of these issues speak to you, I'm here for you. I work with people of all races, religious affiliations and with the LGBTQ community. I have been referred to as a healing presence.
(646) 760-1753 View (646) 760-1753
Photo of Christopher L Villani, Counselor in New York, NY
Christopher L Villani
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10033
Do any of the following statements feel like you? 1: I can't seem to fulfill my short or long term goals. 2: I'm often anxious, even panicky. 3: I'm often depressed. 4: I often feel unappreciated. 5: I'm uncomfortable around people. 6: I pull away when feeling close to someone. 7: My wife/lover & i are not doing well. 8: I have family, friends, a good job, & feel empty and alone. 9: I have difficulty expressing my feelings, & thoughts, to others. 10: I tend to put everyone's feelings before mine, then feel resentful & angry. You are the expert on you let me be your guide on your journey to self-fulfillment and self-realization.
Do any of the following statements feel like you? 1: I can't seem to fulfill my short or long term goals. 2: I'm often anxious, even panicky. 3: I'm often depressed. 4: I often feel unappreciated. 5: I'm uncomfortable around people. 6: I pull away when feeling close to someone. 7: My wife/lover & i are not doing well. 8: I have family, friends, a good job, & feel empty and alone. 9: I have difficulty expressing my feelings, & thoughts, to others. 10: I tend to put everyone's feelings before mine, then feel resentful & angry. You are the expert on you let me be your guide on your journey to self-fulfillment and self-realization.
(914) 303-7937 View (914) 303-7937
Photo of Karen E Shaw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Karen E Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Psychotherapy is a practice of deep listening and understanding. I help people develop insight into their troubles and look into habitual patterns that may create obstacles to their life goals. Together, we identify these patterns, explore feelings, and put effective coping skills into practice. When working with children, my approach invites the family in. Parent coaching, which involves a neurobiological understanding, and psychodynamic insight are integral. Through play therapy I help children discover ways to communicate their experience. The purpose is to establish a connection that encourages growth and the sense that children have a positive impact in their world.
Psychotherapy is a practice of deep listening and understanding. I help people develop insight into their troubles and look into habitual patterns that may create obstacles to their life goals. Together, we identify these patterns, explore feelings, and put effective coping skills into practice. When working with children, my approach invites the family in. Parent coaching, which involves a neurobiological understanding, and psychodynamic insight are integral. Through play therapy I help children discover ways to communicate their experience. The purpose is to establish a connection that encourages growth and the sense that children have a positive impact in their world.
(917) 512-5764 View (917) 512-5764
Photo of Jacqueline Caso, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Jacqueline Caso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
I work with adults experiencing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, BFRBs, and issues related to attachment, as well as those seeking to explore their sexuality, gender identity, and relationship structures. I am especially dedicated to creating a safe and affirming space for members of the poly/CNM, kink, and sex worker communities, and I am an aspiring ally to the LGBTQ+ community. I have had specialized training in working with survivors of various forms of violence, including IPV and SA. I also see couples and those in other intimate relationship configurations.
I work with adults experiencing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, BFRBs, and issues related to attachment, as well as those seeking to explore their sexuality, gender identity, and relationship structures. I am especially dedicated to creating a safe and affirming space for members of the poly/CNM, kink, and sex worker communities, and I am an aspiring ally to the LGBTQ+ community. I have had specialized training in working with survivors of various forms of violence, including IPV and SA. I also see couples and those in other intimate relationship configurations.
(347) 429-8964 View (347) 429-8964
Photo of Marianne Sponholz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Marianne Sponholz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023  (Online Only)
Do you sometimes think that there’s something that’s missing in your life? What is preventing you from getting what you want? As your potential therapist, my hope is to connect with you through active listening and supportive conversation, to provide a secure and nurturing space to assist in your self-discovery and healing. My primary areas of focus include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family dynamics, life transitions, low self-esteem and stress. I provide a safe, collaborative environment in which we can explore your goals and identify the barriers that are keeping you from living a satisfying life.
Do you sometimes think that there’s something that’s missing in your life? What is preventing you from getting what you want? As your potential therapist, my hope is to connect with you through active listening and supportive conversation, to provide a secure and nurturing space to assist in your self-discovery and healing. My primary areas of focus include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family dynamics, life transitions, low self-esteem and stress. I provide a safe, collaborative environment in which we can explore your goals and identify the barriers that are keeping you from living a satisfying life.
(646) 762-6425 View (646) 762-6425
Photo of Tori Maidenberg, Licensed Master Social Worker in New York, NY
Tori Maidenberg
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022
Tori has extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, including DBT, CBT, Exposure Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. She was a fellow in Columbia University’s DBT Training Program and trained by the renowned Behavioral Tech Institute. Working with adolescents through adulthood, Tori has cultivated a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. Her focus lies in the treatment of emotional and interpersonal dysregulation, OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and couples/family issues.
Tori has extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, including DBT, CBT, Exposure Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. She was a fellow in Columbia University’s DBT Training Program and trained by the renowned Behavioral Tech Institute. Working with adolescents through adulthood, Tori has cultivated a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. Her focus lies in the treatment of emotional and interpersonal dysregulation, OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and couples/family issues.
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Photo of Raquel Curtis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Raquel Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10036  (Online Only)
Are you a Queer adult experiencing difficulty with navigating life transitions such as exiting a relationship, graduating from college, or changing careers? Are you struggling to address frustrating patterns that seem to keep turning up? Do these experiences leave you feeling shame, unsure of yourself, and lost? I get it! I am prepared to support you with shifting away from fear of failure, patterns of negative self-talk, and limiting beliefs and toward developing the insight and strategies needed to manage difficult emotions, overcome obstacles, strengthen relationships, and connect to your power and potential.
Are you a Queer adult experiencing difficulty with navigating life transitions such as exiting a relationship, graduating from college, or changing careers? Are you struggling to address frustrating patterns that seem to keep turning up? Do these experiences leave you feeling shame, unsure of yourself, and lost? I get it! I am prepared to support you with shifting away from fear of failure, patterns of negative self-talk, and limiting beliefs and toward developing the insight and strategies needed to manage difficult emotions, overcome obstacles, strengthen relationships, and connect to your power and potential.
(646) 825-6883 View (646) 825-6883
Photo of Massielle Morales-Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Massielle Morales-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Am I the only one that feels this way? Will my therapist understand what I am trying to communicate? Doubts about whether others will understand what or how you are feeling are common, particularly in communities of color, where mental health is often still taboo.
Am I the only one that feels this way? Will my therapist understand what I am trying to communicate? Doubts about whether others will understand what or how you are feeling are common, particularly in communities of color, where mental health is often still taboo.
(646) 921-4239 View (646) 921-4239
Photo of Kiara Luna, Counselor in New York, NY
Kiara Luna
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10038  (Online Only)
Hello there! Are you and your partner seeking a supportive ally to guide you through life's challenges without judgment or shame? Look no further. I'm here to offer you a compassionate, empathetic, safe, and trustworthy environment where you can thrive as a couple. Through our work together, you'll not only deepen your emotional intimacy but also rediscover the joy of physical closeness. I draw from a variety of therapeutic styles and techniques tailored to your unique needs, ensuring a personalized and effective journey towards a healthier relationship.
Hello there! Are you and your partner seeking a supportive ally to guide you through life's challenges without judgment or shame? Look no further. I'm here to offer you a compassionate, empathetic, safe, and trustworthy environment where you can thrive as a couple. Through our work together, you'll not only deepen your emotional intimacy but also rediscover the joy of physical closeness. I draw from a variety of therapeutic styles and techniques tailored to your unique needs, ensuring a personalized and effective journey towards a healthier relationship.
(332) 237-4754 View (332) 237-4754
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Kelly Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have worked 7 years as a clinical social worker within the healthcare setting. I've provided support to individuals and families surrounding psychosocial issues including but not limited to managing postpartum depression, depression, anxiety, grief, domestic violence and coping with chronic health issues. I am bilingual and able to hold sessions in English, Spanish or "Spanglish."
I have worked 7 years as a clinical social worker within the healthcare setting. I've provided support to individuals and families surrounding psychosocial issues including but not limited to managing postpartum depression, depression, anxiety, grief, domestic violence and coping with chronic health issues. I am bilingual and able to hold sessions in English, Spanish or "Spanglish."
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Rachel Boelter Psychotherapist
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, RDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a licensed psychotherapist currently working with adults and teens who are experiencing anxiety, disconnection, and depression as a result of trauma, family of origin wounds, or other life stressors. As a creative arts therapist with a background in theatre and the arts; I offer creative solutions to each individual’s specific needs. I meet each client where they are and will utilize as much or as little expressive arts based work as each client wants or needs. The tools and techniques chosen for each client will be different and unique, as each individual is unique. I’m also known to use humor and playfulness when appropriate.
I’m a licensed psychotherapist currently working with adults and teens who are experiencing anxiety, disconnection, and depression as a result of trauma, family of origin wounds, or other life stressors. As a creative arts therapist with a background in theatre and the arts; I offer creative solutions to each individual’s specific needs. I meet each client where they are and will utilize as much or as little expressive arts based work as each client wants or needs. The tools and techniques chosen for each client will be different and unique, as each individual is unique. I’m also known to use humor and playfulness when appropriate.
(929) 224-7864 View (929) 224-7864
Photo of Rachel Mann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Rachel Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
I am a very warm and open therapist who believes the most important aspect of therapy is forming a trusting, personal connection. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment and encourage patient collaboration as we identify treatment goals and evaluate our progress. I provide individual, couple's and family therapy in my practice and work with teens, adults and seniors. My specialties include the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, relationship and parenting stressors, and bereavement. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am a very warm and open therapist who believes the most important aspect of therapy is forming a trusting, personal connection. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment and encourage patient collaboration as we identify treatment goals and evaluate our progress. I provide individual, couple's and family therapy in my practice and work with teens, adults and seniors. My specialties include the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, relationship and parenting stressors, and bereavement. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(917) 746-3068 View (917) 746-3068
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Mihika Poore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHCLP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Mihika has worked with clients who struggle with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, work stress, trauma, attachment, and grief. She has experience working with BIPOC, Asians, immigrants, children, adolescents, and adults. Mihika has interned in a variety of settings including hospitals, factories, and offices to gain an understanding of the unique concerns of diverse populations. She also has experience counseling individuals, couples, and groups.
Mihika has worked with clients who struggle with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, work stress, trauma, attachment, and grief. She has experience working with BIPOC, Asians, immigrants, children, adolescents, and adults. Mihika has interned in a variety of settings including hospitals, factories, and offices to gain an understanding of the unique concerns of diverse populations. She also has experience counseling individuals, couples, and groups.
(646) 921-4461 View (646) 921-4461

How does your Therapist compare?

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
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New York, NY see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% 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.

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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.