Therapists in University Hill, Syracuse, NY

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Lee Ann Genussa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
Life’s beauty can be overshadowed by societal pressures and everyday responsibilities. We may often find ourselves bogged down by shame, judgment, and expectations. As a clinician, my aim is to create an empathetic, non-judgemental environment for you to explore and navigate your own unique challenges and goals. I have experience working with folks who struggle with depression, anxiety, suicidality, autism and ADHD, complex trauma, gender and sexuality issues, as well as race-related stress and trauma.
Life’s beauty can be overshadowed by societal pressures and everyday responsibilities. We may often find ourselves bogged down by shame, judgment, and expectations. As a clinician, my aim is to create an empathetic, non-judgemental environment for you to explore and navigate your own unique challenges and goals. I have experience working with folks who struggle with depression, anxiety, suicidality, autism and ADHD, complex trauma, gender and sexuality issues, as well as race-related stress and trauma.
(315) 993-6027 View (315) 993-6027
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Ginger Anson
MA, MEd, MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
Imagine that a miracle happens overnight. When you wake up, you are living as your ideal self. What is the first thing you and others will notice about you? What role will you play in creating your miracle cure? How can we work together to make this your reality? Creating a trusting therapeutic relationship is the first step. Whether you want to decrease isolation, increase connections with friends & family, or help to find the right solution, I am here. My specialty is finding the root of the problem, exposing it to the sunlight, and helping it move from the place it has been stuck to stuck to create room for growth and healing.
Imagine that a miracle happens overnight. When you wake up, you are living as your ideal self. What is the first thing you and others will notice about you? What role will you play in creating your miracle cure? How can we work together to make this your reality? Creating a trusting therapeutic relationship is the first step. Whether you want to decrease isolation, increase connections with friends & family, or help to find the right solution, I am here. My specialty is finding the root of the problem, exposing it to the sunlight, and helping it move from the place it has been stuck to stuck to create room for growth and healing.
(315) 897-8135 View (315) 897-8135
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Michael J Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
I am a psychoanalytic and existential psychologist. That means I listen intensively to help you express the parts of your experience and history that tend to get left out of your self-image, in order to help you find freedom from repetitive problems and grow as a more autonomous person. I am best suited to working with people who are motivated to question themselves, highly open to exploration, and willing to tolerate ambiguity and forego ready-made advice. If you feel ready to do the "deep" work that you may have avoided in therapy before, we may be a good match.
I am a psychoanalytic and existential psychologist. That means I listen intensively to help you express the parts of your experience and history that tend to get left out of your self-image, in order to help you find freedom from repetitive problems and grow as a more autonomous person. I am best suited to working with people who are motivated to question themselves, highly open to exploration, and willing to tolerate ambiguity and forego ready-made advice. If you feel ready to do the "deep" work that you may have avoided in therapy before, we may be a good match.
(315) 895-1799 View (315) 895-1799
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Melissa Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with being “enough”? Does past trauma, worry, sadness, and/or anger prevent you from living fully in the present? If you are here, chances are you answered yes to one or all of the above. Life can be challenging; traumas and fears come in all forms and one is not more important than the next. People that connect with me are diverse and so are their reasons for seeking therapy. Everything is connected; mind, body, and spirit. We must take care of all to be right with one. Our therapeutic relationship will help you understand your struggles and connect all aspects of your life to find resolution.
Do you struggle with being “enough”? Does past trauma, worry, sadness, and/or anger prevent you from living fully in the present? If you are here, chances are you answered yes to one or all of the above. Life can be challenging; traumas and fears come in all forms and one is not more important than the next. People that connect with me are diverse and so are their reasons for seeking therapy. Everything is connected; mind, body, and spirit. We must take care of all to be right with one. Our therapeutic relationship will help you understand your struggles and connect all aspects of your life to find resolution.
(917) 924-9043 View (917) 924-9043
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Clearwater Counseling Associates
MHC-LP
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m happy to hear that you are here and taking the first step to begin/continue your journey of personal growth and healing. Life is a journey; sometimes you can travel alone, but there are times when you could use someone to walk with you along that journey and help you reach your goals. As your multicultural competent therapist, I am here to support, empower, and guide you towards that more positive + joyful life experience. I work with clients who are looking to take a deeper look at emotional and behavioral patterns, better understand their emotional needs, and build emotional resilience to create a meaningful life.
Hello! I’m happy to hear that you are here and taking the first step to begin/continue your journey of personal growth and healing. Life is a journey; sometimes you can travel alone, but there are times when you could use someone to walk with you along that journey and help you reach your goals. As your multicultural competent therapist, I am here to support, empower, and guide you towards that more positive + joyful life experience. I work with clients who are looking to take a deeper look at emotional and behavioral patterns, better understand their emotional needs, and build emotional resilience to create a meaningful life.
(518) 622-4904 x102 View (518) 622-4904 x102
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CNY Marriage & Family Therapy Place, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTs
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
Individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with relational difficulties which contribute to depression, anxiety or other emotional difficulties would benefit the most from seeing a therapist at the CNY Marriage & Family Therapy Place.
Individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with relational difficulties which contribute to depression, anxiety or other emotional difficulties would benefit the most from seeing a therapist at the CNY Marriage & Family Therapy Place.
(315) 216-7823 View (315) 216-7823
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Andrea Reinking
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a marriage and family therapist I have worked with couples, families, and individuals of different backgrounds for more than 20 years. My experience as a therapist has taught me that change can be challenging and rewarding at the same time. Through a compassionate and understanding relationship I guide my clients to explore the stories that constraint them form having richer relationships and a more gratifying life. During the therapeutic process I help people turn challenges into opportunities for growth and development.
As a marriage and family therapist I have worked with couples, families, and individuals of different backgrounds for more than 20 years. My experience as a therapist has taught me that change can be challenging and rewarding at the same time. Through a compassionate and understanding relationship I guide my clients to explore the stories that constraint them form having richer relationships and a more gratifying life. During the therapeutic process I help people turn challenges into opportunities for growth and development.
(315) 665-1921 View (315) 665-1921
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Susan Hartman Brenizer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, NY
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Fellow, AAMFT with 40 years experience. Special expertise in working with couples, and individual adults. Training in psychodynamic therapy, systems' and behavioral therapy. Extensive expertise: couples therapy, depression, grief, loss, trauma, abuse and affair recovery. Columnist for "Syracuse Post Standard" newspaper "Shrink Rap", 2007- 2014. Featured in PBS Documentary entitled "Pain Runs Deep: Relationship Violence". Nationally published in "Family Therapy Magazine" published by AAMFT. Interview on "NPR", Chicago Public Radio. Columnist "Syracuse Parent": "Couples Corner".
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Fellow, AAMFT with 40 years experience. Special expertise in working with couples, and individual adults. Training in psychodynamic therapy, systems' and behavioral therapy. Extensive expertise: couples therapy, depression, grief, loss, trauma, abuse and affair recovery. Columnist for "Syracuse Post Standard" newspaper "Shrink Rap", 2007- 2014. Featured in PBS Documentary entitled "Pain Runs Deep: Relationship Violence". Nationally published in "Family Therapy Magazine" published by AAMFT. Interview on "NPR", Chicago Public Radio. Columnist "Syracuse Parent": "Couples Corner".
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Lynn Stormon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
I offer brief and long-term intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy to individuals struggling with anxiety and depression, family of origin issues, and identity, personality, attachment, and adjustment disorders. I help patients identify and work through the underlying and often hidden causes of self defeating behaviors, lack of fulfillment in love and sexual life, work inhibition, and chronic health problems. Patients find that greater self-understanding improves everyday functioning, relieves symptoms of emotional distress, and helps them have better relationships in their personal and professional lives.
I offer brief and long-term intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy to individuals struggling with anxiety and depression, family of origin issues, and identity, personality, attachment, and adjustment disorders. I help patients identify and work through the underlying and often hidden causes of self defeating behaviors, lack of fulfillment in love and sexual life, work inhibition, and chronic health problems. Patients find that greater self-understanding improves everyday functioning, relieves symptoms of emotional distress, and helps them have better relationships in their personal and professional lives.
(315) 314-2058 View (315) 314-2058
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Robert Barash
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Welcome and Congratulations. You have taken the first step to feeling and doing better. I am Dr. Robert Barash. I am an experienced, warm and helpful therapist who helps people with too much stress in their home, school, or work lives, relationship issues, all phases of breakups or divorce, social anxiety, dealing with dificult family or friends, wondering about career direction, healing old emotional injuries, adjusting lifestyle for less stress and more fulfilment, or planning for and adjusting to retirement.
Accepting new clients. Welcome and Congratulations. You have taken the first step to feeling and doing better. I am Dr. Robert Barash. I am an experienced, warm and helpful therapist who helps people with too much stress in their home, school, or work lives, relationship issues, all phases of breakups or divorce, social anxiety, dealing with dificult family or friends, wondering about career direction, healing old emotional injuries, adjusting lifestyle for less stress and more fulfilment, or planning for and adjusting to retirement.
(315) 407-4260 View (315) 407-4260
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Jim Feinberg LCSW-r CH.t
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
Are you feeling down? Living with HIV/AIDS? Are you facing challenges as an LBGT person? Are you struggling with substances? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Sense of self? Are you and your intimate partner having difficulties in your relationship? Are people telling you you are not the same person they know? I have 23 years of experience in working with Gay and Lesbian issues, people with HIV/AIDS, Grief/Loss, Substance Abuse, Mental Health issues, Depression, Anxiety, Individual and Couples therapy. I work in conjunction with you , to be forthcoming, find your strengths and maximize the benefits of therapy.
Are you feeling down? Living with HIV/AIDS? Are you facing challenges as an LBGT person? Are you struggling with substances? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Sense of self? Are you and your intimate partner having difficulties in your relationship? Are people telling you you are not the same person they know? I have 23 years of experience in working with Gay and Lesbian issues, people with HIV/AIDS, Grief/Loss, Substance Abuse, Mental Health issues, Depression, Anxiety, Individual and Couples therapy. I work in conjunction with you , to be forthcoming, find your strengths and maximize the benefits of therapy.
(718) 412-8126 View (718) 412-8126
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Deirdre Affleck
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CHT
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My focus is on wellness on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I believe that compassion and safety are essential for healing to occur. I use mind-body-spirit healing modalities such as mindfulness practices, DBT, transpersonal counseling, EMDR, guided meditation, suggestive & regressive hypnotherapy. I trust in the intuition of the client regarding what is needed for healing. I believe that our bodies, minds and spirits are constantly striving toward health and healing, and that often times we simply need informed and effective assistance to get unstuck from troublesome loops in thought, emotion and action.
My focus is on wellness on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I believe that compassion and safety are essential for healing to occur. I use mind-body-spirit healing modalities such as mindfulness practices, DBT, transpersonal counseling, EMDR, guided meditation, suggestive & regressive hypnotherapy. I trust in the intuition of the client regarding what is needed for healing. I believe that our bodies, minds and spirits are constantly striving toward health and healing, and that often times we simply need informed and effective assistance to get unstuck from troublesome loops in thought, emotion and action.
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Pat McFalls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
Over the past 35 years, I've had the privilege of working with individuals in a multitude of environments from residential facilities to outpatient community mental health clinics. My experience has taught me the importance of respecting one's humanity through the use of a compassionate, nonjudgemental, and supportive approach. It is my firm belief that we all have the capacity for change. There is an inherent resilient nature within us that can be strengthened and utilized to achieve goals. My practice is directed toward empowering individuals to build on their strengths. I value "seeing the person and not the diagnosis".
Over the past 35 years, I've had the privilege of working with individuals in a multitude of environments from residential facilities to outpatient community mental health clinics. My experience has taught me the importance of respecting one's humanity through the use of a compassionate, nonjudgemental, and supportive approach. It is my firm belief that we all have the capacity for change. There is an inherent resilient nature within us that can be strengthened and utilized to achieve goals. My practice is directed toward empowering individuals to build on their strengths. I value "seeing the person and not the diagnosis".
(315) 502-3362 View (315) 502-3362
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Tonja S Rector
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. My practice offers individual, family, couple and play therapy. I tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of each client. I believe in working with clients to establish a treatment focus most important in their lives. I work collaboratively with schools, physicians and other professionals as needed to address different areas of a client's life.
Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. My practice offers individual, family, couple and play therapy. I tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of each client. I believe in working with clients to establish a treatment focus most important in their lives. I work collaboratively with schools, physicians and other professionals as needed to address different areas of a client's life.
(315) 538-3298 View (315) 538-3298
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Melissa Carman
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13244
Let's face it, people typically don't want to seek counseling. By virtue of looking for a therapist, you're acknowledging a difficult issue in your life, one that you haven't been able to conquer on your own. Regardless of what you do for relief, it proves unsuccessful. Counseling can help but can be very difficult. It requires that you face the issues that you don't want to have. The therapist you choose should be someone you believe can guide you on this difficult journey, helping you get to the core issues that are truly impacting your life.
Let's face it, people typically don't want to seek counseling. By virtue of looking for a therapist, you're acknowledging a difficult issue in your life, one that you haven't been able to conquer on your own. Regardless of what you do for relief, it proves unsuccessful. Counseling can help but can be very difficult. It requires that you face the issues that you don't want to have. The therapist you choose should be someone you believe can guide you on this difficult journey, helping you get to the core issues that are truly impacting your life.
(315) 277-2586 View (315) 277-2586
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Glenn Forsythe, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
My goal is to work with clients who are struggling with various life challenges. I am a specialist in treating chronic depression, suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors, eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, drug and alcohol use, and other life threatening behaviors. I am also highly specialized in the assessment and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. I utilize evidence-based treatment with a focus on careful assessment, use of outcomes measures, and treatment planning to help you not only have a reduction of symptoms, but help you achieve transformative healing and recovery.
My goal is to work with clients who are struggling with various life challenges. I am a specialist in treating chronic depression, suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors, eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, drug and alcohol use, and other life threatening behaviors. I am also highly specialized in the assessment and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. I utilize evidence-based treatment with a focus on careful assessment, use of outcomes measures, and treatment planning to help you not only have a reduction of symptoms, but help you achieve transformative healing and recovery.
(315) 840-3604 View (315) 840-3604
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Nancy A Radecki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Find peace and balance in your world. Learn to understand your internal landscape and make sense of your external life. Gain clarity and guide your journey toward new directions. Creatively find your healing truth. I offer a collaborative, results driven, and wholistic approach to wellness. Improve self care and self love, emotional regulation, communication skills, and relationships. Proactive, proven, and interactive evidence based therapies practiced. Respectful, non-judgmental, confidential sessions. LGBTQ+ and alternative lifestyles welcomed. Over 25 years of experience. Teletherapy only. Visit: www.threeriverstherapylcsw.com.
Find peace and balance in your world. Learn to understand your internal landscape and make sense of your external life. Gain clarity and guide your journey toward new directions. Creatively find your healing truth. I offer a collaborative, results driven, and wholistic approach to wellness. Improve self care and self love, emotional regulation, communication skills, and relationships. Proactive, proven, and interactive evidence based therapies practiced. Respectful, non-judgmental, confidential sessions. LGBTQ+ and alternative lifestyles welcomed. Over 25 years of experience. Teletherapy only. Visit: www.threeriverstherapylcsw.com.
(315) 370-4348 View (315) 370-4348
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Karen Schwarz
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
Since my youth, my passion has been to do the work I am doing, and I have been preparing and improving my skills toward that end. My goal is to enable clients to feel heard, identify potential causes for their concerns, create a treatment plan, and collaborate with them in their healing. My greatest satisfaction is working with clients to enable their highest potential, and their greatest strength, wisdom, and serenity. I work to develop a deep understanding of a client's perspective, then engage and join with the client to move forward from there. Please see my web site for more information about the services offered.
Since my youth, my passion has been to do the work I am doing, and I have been preparing and improving my skills toward that end. My goal is to enable clients to feel heard, identify potential causes for their concerns, create a treatment plan, and collaborate with them in their healing. My greatest satisfaction is working with clients to enable their highest potential, and their greatest strength, wisdom, and serenity. I work to develop a deep understanding of a client's perspective, then engage and join with the client to move forward from there. Please see my web site for more information about the services offered.
(315) 381-5307 View (315) 381-5307
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Cindy L McGinley
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP, CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210
Would you like to experience more joy in your life and relationships? I can help you get unstuck, stop living from fear, learn how to trust again, regain or improve your self-esteem, and simply work on feeling better. I offer sessions in the more-than-human world, out in the fresh air, supported by nature in a private space and/or in the wonderful healing presence of horses. SpiritedScience® programs offer solace in the spirit(s) of nature and are especially appropriate for those who may not thrive in a conventional psychotherapy setting. I also offer virtual sessions for those who cannot or prefer not to travel to the farm.
Would you like to experience more joy in your life and relationships? I can help you get unstuck, stop living from fear, learn how to trust again, regain or improve your self-esteem, and simply work on feeling better. I offer sessions in the more-than-human world, out in the fresh air, supported by nature in a private space and/or in the wonderful healing presence of horses. SpiritedScience® programs offer solace in the spirit(s) of nature and are especially appropriate for those who may not thrive in a conventional psychotherapy setting. I also offer virtual sessions for those who cannot or prefer not to travel to the farm.
(315) 304-3837 View (315) 304-3837
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Krista J Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
University Hill, Syracuse, NY 13210  (Online Only)
Do you struggle in family, romantic or work related relationships? Maybe you experience anxiety, sadness or anger and are struggling with significant life transitions or past events which were traumatic? Giving you the space to voice your feelings, needs, and thoughts is central to my work with you. I believe everyone has strengths that can be used to change any life situation. Our focus would be to identify these strengths to allow you to move forward in your journey.
Do you struggle in family, romantic or work related relationships? Maybe you experience anxiety, sadness or anger and are struggling with significant life transitions or past events which were traumatic? Giving you the space to voice your feelings, needs, and thoughts is central to my work with you. I believe everyone has strengths that can be used to change any life situation. Our focus would be to identify these strengths to allow you to move forward in your journey.
(646) 392-7530 View (646) 392-7530

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Number of Therapists in University Hill, Syracuse, NY

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in University Hill, Syracuse, NY who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
95% Depression
84% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
47% Oxford

How Therapists in University Hill, Syracuse, NY see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in University Hill, Syracuse?

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.