Therapists in Hamilton Heights, New York, NY

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Pamela Castineiras
Psychologist, PsyD, BCB
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome! My name is Dr. Pam and I am a licensed clinical psychologist and supervisor. I am Board Certified in Biofeedback which means I underwent extensive training in learning how the body and the mind work together to impact the health and wellness of an individual. Through this training, I learned that my passion lies in helping patients learn about their bodies and minds in new ways to help nurture healing, especially in the case of chronic health diagnoses, insomnia, and anxiety disorders. I specialize in improving the quality of life of individuals with chronic pain, including chronic migraine and fibromyalgia.
Hi and welcome! My name is Dr. Pam and I am a licensed clinical psychologist and supervisor. I am Board Certified in Biofeedback which means I underwent extensive training in learning how the body and the mind work together to impact the health and wellness of an individual. Through this training, I learned that my passion lies in helping patients learn about their bodies and minds in new ways to help nurture healing, especially in the case of chronic health diagnoses, insomnia, and anxiety disorders. I specialize in improving the quality of life of individuals with chronic pain, including chronic migraine and fibromyalgia.
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Darryl (Nick) Nicholson-Sansani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031
Darryl (Nick) Nicholson-Sansani is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcoholism and Abuse Counselor. Darryl has experience in a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral issues. He specializes in depression, anxiety, mental health crisis and LGBTQ+ along with general mental health issues. He believes a strong therapeutic relationship consists of laughter, trust, honesty, and personal connection.
Darryl (Nick) Nicholson-Sansani is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcoholism and Abuse Counselor. Darryl has experience in a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral issues. He specializes in depression, anxiety, mental health crisis and LGBTQ+ along with general mental health issues. He believes a strong therapeutic relationship consists of laughter, trust, honesty, and personal connection.
(929) 383-7243 View (929) 383-7243
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Matthew Cornelius Ashton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031
Are you dealing with Substance Abuse,Depression, Bi-Polar issues, Anxiety, stress, Domestic issues. Is your child truant from school, oppositional? I have been providing psychotherapy services to children, Adolescents and Adults for over 18 years. During that time, i was able to developed a myriad of experience in Individual and Family counseling. I conduct an in-debt assessment of all clients. I allow clients to verbalize their feelings. I am patient and a good listener. I show empathy and respect for religious and cultural differences. Allow me to work with you.
Are you dealing with Substance Abuse,Depression, Bi-Polar issues, Anxiety, stress, Domestic issues. Is your child truant from school, oppositional? I have been providing psychotherapy services to children, Adolescents and Adults for over 18 years. During that time, i was able to developed a myriad of experience in Individual and Family counseling. I conduct an in-debt assessment of all clients. I allow clients to verbalize their feelings. I am patient and a good listener. I show empathy and respect for religious and cultural differences. Allow me to work with you.
(347) 767-3431 View (347) 767-3431
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Dwayne R Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031  (Online Only)
Dwayne Brown, LCSW is a psychotherapist providing individual, couples, family and group therapy to clients as they explore life's experiences and challenges. Dwayne brings a rich, enlightened and empathetic attunement to his work. His approach is always evolving and morphs to each client’s individual needs, and is guided by his experience in the field of social work, an extensive marketing career and colorful life experience. Dwayne graduated in 2016 from Lehman College and launched his career working with marginalized minority youth and adults experiencing acute and chronic trauma.
Dwayne Brown, LCSW is a psychotherapist providing individual, couples, family and group therapy to clients as they explore life's experiences and challenges. Dwayne brings a rich, enlightened and empathetic attunement to his work. His approach is always evolving and morphs to each client’s individual needs, and is guided by his experience in the field of social work, an extensive marketing career and colorful life experience. Dwayne graduated in 2016 from Lehman College and launched his career working with marginalized minority youth and adults experiencing acute and chronic trauma.
(646) 828-1268 View (646) 828-1268
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Adonai Q Shabazz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031  (Online Only)
I specialize working with individuals and couples of color helping with depression, anxiety, overcoming trauma, colorism, impacts of racism, uprooting cultural disparities and relationship challenges. I aim to teach or rebuild positive communication and conflict resolution skills. I also aim use evidence based interventions such as Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques with an Afrocentric worldview. I have a direct approach as well as value rapport building to empower my clients to adjust their thoughts feelings and behaviors. I hold clients accountable to their goals and expectations they set for themselves.
I specialize working with individuals and couples of color helping with depression, anxiety, overcoming trauma, colorism, impacts of racism, uprooting cultural disparities and relationship challenges. I aim to teach or rebuild positive communication and conflict resolution skills. I also aim use evidence based interventions such as Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques with an Afrocentric worldview. I have a direct approach as well as value rapport building to empower my clients to adjust their thoughts feelings and behaviors. I hold clients accountable to their goals and expectations they set for themselves.
(718) 285-6978 View (718) 285-6978
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Estefanie Ceballo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC, CCTP, C-TFCBT
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. We all experience ups and downs, and sometimes it can feel overwhelming. But you don't have to face it alone. At Aspire 2 Grow Mental Health Counseling PLLC, I understand everyone's journey is unique. I am here to offer you a helping hand, a listening ear, and a path toward healing. My experience as an empathetic therapist is dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your needs through various evidence-based approaches, including talk therapy, mindfulness exercises, and integrative counseling approaches. Together we'll guide you toward self-discovery, resilience, and growth.
Life can be challenging. We all experience ups and downs, and sometimes it can feel overwhelming. But you don't have to face it alone. At Aspire 2 Grow Mental Health Counseling PLLC, I understand everyone's journey is unique. I am here to offer you a helping hand, a listening ear, and a path toward healing. My experience as an empathetic therapist is dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your needs through various evidence-based approaches, including talk therapy, mindfulness exercises, and integrative counseling approaches. Together we'll guide you toward self-discovery, resilience, and growth.
(646) 798-8034 View (646) 798-8034
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Ana Deschamps-Arroyo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031  (Online Only)
Are you a caregiver for a loved one and feel you need an outlet? or are you in a relationship and may feel stuck? Or maybe, you just need a safe space to gather your thoughts and share your feelings about work, kids, family, grief and loss… Let me use my extensive years of experience in this field work for you. Life is all about transitions and I’m here to help you learn, grow and adapt on your journey, at YOUR pace. Let me partner with you to find a path back to your best self or forward to your new normal.
Are you a caregiver for a loved one and feel you need an outlet? or are you in a relationship and may feel stuck? Or maybe, you just need a safe space to gather your thoughts and share your feelings about work, kids, family, grief and loss… Let me use my extensive years of experience in this field work for you. Life is all about transitions and I’m here to help you learn, grow and adapt on your journey, at YOUR pace. Let me partner with you to find a path back to your best self or forward to your new normal.
(646) 736-6519 View (646) 736-6519
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Carmen Hernandez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031
My ideal client seeks support to navigate life's challenges, such as anxiety, sadness, self-doubt, or relationship issues. They crave understanding, validation, and practical strategies to improve their well-being. Their goal is to cultivate resilience, self-awareness, and meaningful connections, ultimately seeking fulfillment and a sense of purpose in their journey.
My ideal client seeks support to navigate life's challenges, such as anxiety, sadness, self-doubt, or relationship issues. They crave understanding, validation, and practical strategies to improve their well-being. Their goal is to cultivate resilience, self-awareness, and meaningful connections, ultimately seeking fulfillment and a sense of purpose in their journey.
(646) 863-5502 View (646) 863-5502
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Maria Schoenhammer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031
Not accepting new clients
Dealing with unexpected new experiences can be scary and exhausting but also hopeful and exhilarating. Scary and exhausting, because we don’t know what is to come and are stumbling in the dark. Hopeful and exhilarating because new beginnings are full of promise and an opportunity to do it over. Adopting a “beginner’s mind” we can approach the vagaries of life with openness and find the courage to explore different ways of viewing our situation. As a therapist I help my clients develop the resilience they already have within them and to find courage in the face of adversity.
Dealing with unexpected new experiences can be scary and exhausting but also hopeful and exhilarating. Scary and exhausting, because we don’t know what is to come and are stumbling in the dark. Hopeful and exhilarating because new beginnings are full of promise and an opportunity to do it over. Adopting a “beginner’s mind” we can approach the vagaries of life with openness and find the courage to explore different ways of viewing our situation. As a therapist I help my clients develop the resilience they already have within them and to find courage in the face of adversity.
(917) 540-7749 View (917) 540-7749
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Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031
Based in NYC, Psychotherapy Services works with children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives. We draw from various methods of therapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family and Couples Therapy, Play Therapy and mindfulness practices to help clients make positive changes in their lives. We believe that all individuals have a remarkable capacity for self-healing and growth. We welcome individuals of all races, ethnicities and gender preferences.
Based in NYC, Psychotherapy Services works with children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives. We draw from various methods of therapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family and Couples Therapy, Play Therapy and mindfulness practices to help clients make positive changes in their lives. We believe that all individuals have a remarkable capacity for self-healing and growth. We welcome individuals of all races, ethnicities and gender preferences.
(646) 350-2361 View (646) 350-2361
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Jonathon Moon
SEP/PCC, BFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031
Everyone needs support whether you need career-directional support, support with looking at finances, or nurturing your closest relationships. Coaching and Somatic coaching helps you change past patterns and behaviors and creates clarity and joy. I support clients to attain the highest ideas for their lives and go past where they have ever been with career, money and love. As an (SEP), certified somatic practitioner my skills support clients to begin to move their goals and energy forward. iEq9 personality assessments are also used with clients and creates instant results.
Everyone needs support whether you need career-directional support, support with looking at finances, or nurturing your closest relationships. Coaching and Somatic coaching helps you change past patterns and behaviors and creates clarity and joy. I support clients to attain the highest ideas for their lives and go past where they have ever been with career, money and love. As an (SEP), certified somatic practitioner my skills support clients to begin to move their goals and energy forward. iEq9 personality assessments are also used with clients and creates instant results.
(917) 994-9238 View (917) 994-9238
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Linda Edwards
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Linda Edwards. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work with adults and couples with various challenges such as: addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy to assist the client with these challenges, identify triggers, and explore the potential for solutions.
Hi! I am Linda Edwards. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work with adults and couples with various challenges such as: addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy to assist the client with these challenges, identify triggers, and explore the potential for solutions.
(646) 846-4683 View (646) 846-4683
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Dr. Randi Elfrida Scott-McLaughlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
If you're navigating the complexities of identity, facing anxiety or depression, or seeking a deeper understanding of yourself in a world that often feels limiting, you're not alone. My ideal clients are individuals at the intersections of LGBTQ+ identities, racial and cultural backgrounds, facing unique stressors and challenges. They're looking for a space where they're seen, heard, and understood—where their identity is validated and their experiences are acknowledged. They aspire to heal, grow, and find balance in their lives, seeking empowerment to live authentically and fully.
If you're navigating the complexities of identity, facing anxiety or depression, or seeking a deeper understanding of yourself in a world that often feels limiting, you're not alone. My ideal clients are individuals at the intersections of LGBTQ+ identities, racial and cultural backgrounds, facing unique stressors and challenges. They're looking for a space where they're seen, heard, and understood—where their identity is validated and their experiences are acknowledged. They aspire to heal, grow, and find balance in their lives, seeking empowerment to live authentically and fully.
(646) 362-4787 View (646) 362-4787
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Nazareth Counseling Company, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031  (Online Only)
Barry J Winley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor. He is a published author and founder of Nazareth Counseling Company, LLC which integrates in CBT, reality therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy into individual psychology. Our client focus is on inter-generational trauma, BIPOC relationship issues, and conflict resolution. We utilize journaling through the Seasons of Life, and build on a holistic 7 Pillars of Health model to help our clients uncover deep rooted emotional conflicts and find healing through self awareness and acceptance.
Barry J Winley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor. He is a published author and founder of Nazareth Counseling Company, LLC which integrates in CBT, reality therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy into individual psychology. Our client focus is on inter-generational trauma, BIPOC relationship issues, and conflict resolution. We utilize journaling through the Seasons of Life, and build on a holistic 7 Pillars of Health model to help our clients uncover deep rooted emotional conflicts and find healing through self awareness and acceptance.
(516) 701-2862 View (516) 701-2862
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Sébastien Haizet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to set boundaries for yourself? Are you experiencing anxiety or depression because you feel overwhelmed by life's circumstances? Do you find yourself stuck in unhelpful patterns that prevent you from living your life to its full potential? Have you experienced traumatic and unresolved life events that are holding you back? Seeking help is a meaningful first step. Developing an affirming and positive working alliance would help you to unravel issues and to find your own unique path of transformation and growth.
Do you struggle to set boundaries for yourself? Are you experiencing anxiety or depression because you feel overwhelmed by life's circumstances? Do you find yourself stuck in unhelpful patterns that prevent you from living your life to its full potential? Have you experienced traumatic and unresolved life events that are holding you back? Seeking help is a meaningful first step. Developing an affirming and positive working alliance would help you to unravel issues and to find your own unique path of transformation and growth.
(646) 692-0460 View (646) 692-0460
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Imari Riche' Hardon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031  (Online Only)
Whether you're facing Anxiety that whispers doubts in your ear, depression that dims your inner light, blocks holding back your artistic expression, the whirlwind of ADHD/ADD, shadows from complex or developmental trauma and life transitions that feel like a maze, Imari Hardon is your guide to a vibrant, wholehearted you. She is a Mental Health Counselor with a twist. With a Master's from New York University in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University, her journey seamlessly blends the world of psychology and the performing arts.
Whether you're facing Anxiety that whispers doubts in your ear, depression that dims your inner light, blocks holding back your artistic expression, the whirlwind of ADHD/ADD, shadows from complex or developmental trauma and life transitions that feel like a maze, Imari Hardon is your guide to a vibrant, wholehearted you. She is a Mental Health Counselor with a twist. With a Master's from New York University in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University, her journey seamlessly blends the world of psychology and the performing arts.
(646) 798-1715 View (646) 798-1715
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Nicholas F. Fetzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BSW, AS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031
My style of therapy is warm and engaging with a strong focus on checking in about what’s working in your therapy and what’s not, and tailoring it accordingly. I very much value your voice as the one that matters the most in the room. I like to invite conflict and difficult emotions in, when we’re ready, and resolve them in a way that feels safer and works a little better for your life. Some weeks that means sitting with a difficult emotion, other weeks that means finding concrete strategies to tackle the struggles in your life, and everything in between. I know growth is hard. My job is to help that journey not feel so big or hard.
My style of therapy is warm and engaging with a strong focus on checking in about what’s working in your therapy and what’s not, and tailoring it accordingly. I very much value your voice as the one that matters the most in the room. I like to invite conflict and difficult emotions in, when we’re ready, and resolve them in a way that feels safer and works a little better for your life. Some weeks that means sitting with a difficult emotion, other weeks that means finding concrete strategies to tackle the struggles in your life, and everything in between. I know growth is hard. My job is to help that journey not feel so big or hard.
(929) 205-7231 View (929) 205-7231
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Nicolai Grosell
CCEP, EMM
Verified Verified
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031
I am here to support you on your journey of healing and growth. I truly believe that we each have the power to heal ourselves and live meaningful lives full of depth, joy and love. I am a Core Energetics practitioner and I will help you to integrate body, mind and emotions. Core energetics is a body-oriented psychotherapy that works with a person's emotional blocks, often held in the body. Life can be more joyful when old pain is released through energetic movement. We bring consciousness to old patterns to free ourselves and make lasting changes.
I am here to support you on your journey of healing and growth. I truly believe that we each have the power to heal ourselves and live meaningful lives full of depth, joy and love. I am a Core Energetics practitioner and I will help you to integrate body, mind and emotions. Core energetics is a body-oriented psychotherapy that works with a person's emotional blocks, often held in the body. Life can be more joyful when old pain is released through energetic movement. We bring consciousness to old patterns to free ourselves and make lasting changes.
(845) 419-1689 View (845) 419-1689
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Olga Radecka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10031  (Online Only)
Beginning therapy can be scary, intimidating, and stressful, but can also make a big difference in your life. There are times we feel stuck, lost, confused, angry, or hurt. Periods when relationships feel like they’re falling apart, life feels aimless, or we feel unhappy and can’t quite pinpoint why. For some this is new, while for others it can be a lifelong struggle. Therapy provides a safe space for processing thoughts and feelings, for exploring the past and its influence over the present, and for risking change. Therapy can help you cope with challenges and make sense of what has happened so you can gather the skills to grow.
Beginning therapy can be scary, intimidating, and stressful, but can also make a big difference in your life. There are times we feel stuck, lost, confused, angry, or hurt. Periods when relationships feel like they’re falling apart, life feels aimless, or we feel unhappy and can’t quite pinpoint why. For some this is new, while for others it can be a lifelong struggle. Therapy provides a safe space for processing thoughts and feelings, for exploring the past and its influence over the present, and for risking change. Therapy can help you cope with challenges and make sense of what has happened so you can gather the skills to grow.
(646) 679-5893 View (646) 679-5893
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Laquanique L. Lake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Beautiful Being, be not discouraged by your past pain or current tribulation, for you are none other than Love. Be not deceived any longer by the mind’s loveless image of who you are and what you have been given by Love to offer to the world. You have come to begin this healing journey not because you are broken, but because you are ready to see you with your heart. To heal is to see yourself as you truly are – one who is whole. Love is wholeness, and, therefore, you are Love.
Beautiful Being, be not discouraged by your past pain or current tribulation, for you are none other than Love. Be not deceived any longer by the mind’s loveless image of who you are and what you have been given by Love to offer to the world. You have come to begin this healing journey not because you are broken, but because you are ready to see you with your heart. To heal is to see yourself as you truly are – one who is whole. Love is wholeness, and, therefore, you are Love.
(914) 359-3074 View (914) 359-3074

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Number of Therapists in Hamilton Heights, New York, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hamilton Heights, New York, NY who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
72% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hamilton Heights, New York, NY see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hamilton Heights, 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.