Therapists in Westchester County, NY

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Photo of Amy S. Cohen, Psychologist in Westchester County, NY
Amy S. Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH
Verified Verified
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
The adults and adolescents I treat, typically come into psychotherapy because they feel the need to develop a better understanding and/or make a change in a relationship that is faltering with a family member or partner. Many of the women I see are contending with problematic romantic relationships, some dealing with infidelity, some wondering about divorce or just trying to manage day to day in marriage. These days I see more and more people in relationships with others who have narcissistic tendencies and are struggling with how to cope and negotiate with difficult people.
The adults and adolescents I treat, typically come into psychotherapy because they feel the need to develop a better understanding and/or make a change in a relationship that is faltering with a family member or partner. Many of the women I see are contending with problematic romantic relationships, some dealing with infidelity, some wondering about divorce or just trying to manage day to day in marriage. These days I see more and more people in relationships with others who have narcissistic tendencies and are struggling with how to cope and negotiate with difficult people.
(914) 265-2202 View (914) 265-2202
Photo of Elyse Einhorn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westchester County, NY
Elyse Einhorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
"What can children do when they feel worried?" Children experience fears and worries that make their lives more challenging. It can be overwhelming and frustrating for parents to see their child struggling with anxiety, but they do not have to handle their fears and worries alone. Many children can overcome their anxiety by learning ways to manage and cope with these feelings. I teach children ways to think and behave differently to help decrease their anxiety.
"What can children do when they feel worried?" Children experience fears and worries that make their lives more challenging. It can be overwhelming and frustrating for parents to see their child struggling with anxiety, but they do not have to handle their fears and worries alone. Many children can overcome their anxiety by learning ways to manage and cope with these feelings. I teach children ways to think and behave differently to help decrease their anxiety.
(917) 725-3042 View (917) 725-3042
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Robin Luband
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
White Plains, NY 10605
I treat children with a range of emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Many of the children I see are struggling with sensory sensitivities, picky eating, toileting conflicts, separation anxiety, attachment issues, ADHD, anxiety or fears, selective mutism, depression, social conflicts or isolation, or low self-esteem. Other families in my practice seek treatment to gain support around familial conflicts that present at different developmental stages, or to assuage concerns associated with significant life changes due to divorce, bereavement, or other types of loss.
I treat children with a range of emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Many of the children I see are struggling with sensory sensitivities, picky eating, toileting conflicts, separation anxiety, attachment issues, ADHD, anxiety or fears, selective mutism, depression, social conflicts or isolation, or low self-esteem. Other families in my practice seek treatment to gain support around familial conflicts that present at different developmental stages, or to assuage concerns associated with significant life changes due to divorce, bereavement, or other types of loss.
(914) 297-7934 View (914) 297-7934
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Assessment Assoc.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Assessment Associates is a group of experienced Clinical Psychologists dedicated to providing the highest quality and scientifically sound therapeutic and assessment services in Manhattan, Westchester, and Greenwich. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children and adults, which is one of the most researched and validated forms of therapy, proven to help a host of conditions, including depression, anxiety, worry, OCD, ADHD, defiant behavior, and trauma. We also provide comprehensive psychological assessments utilizing state-of-the-art psychological tests and related technologies.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Assessment Associates is a group of experienced Clinical Psychologists dedicated to providing the highest quality and scientifically sound therapeutic and assessment services in Manhattan, Westchester, and Greenwich. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children and adults, which is one of the most researched and validated forms of therapy, proven to help a host of conditions, including depression, anxiety, worry, OCD, ADHD, defiant behavior, and trauma. We also provide comprehensive psychological assessments utilizing state-of-the-art psychological tests and related technologies.
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Briana A Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Are things shifting in your life and you find yourself looking for the proper footing to take life by the reins? Are you trying to figure out your purpose, impact, and strengths? Do you find yourself struggling to communicate in your relationships? You are not alone. I am here to relate to you in an authentic way, offering you transparency, and partnering with you through every step of the work. I will help you feel confident knowing and communicating your wants, needs, and desires through your life transitions. I also provide coaching and/or family therapy to help parents and children communicate better.
Are things shifting in your life and you find yourself looking for the proper footing to take life by the reins? Are you trying to figure out your purpose, impact, and strengths? Do you find yourself struggling to communicate in your relationships? You are not alone. I am here to relate to you in an authentic way, offering you transparency, and partnering with you through every step of the work. I will help you feel confident knowing and communicating your wants, needs, and desires through your life transitions. I also provide coaching and/or family therapy to help parents and children communicate better.
(914) 687-5282 View (914) 687-5282
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Alana Millings
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children, teens, and families. I work with children and teens individually, often incorporating family sessions to help facilitate growth and change. My goal is to strengthen an individual's confidence while enhancing the family bond. I enjoy my work, and I am dedicated to approaching each person with sincerity, respect and honesty, sharing practical rather than theoretical solutions. I intuitively and compassionately support people to find freedom from limiting beliefs, perceptions, and behavior patterns, in order to discover their natural, balanced state of being.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children, teens, and families. I work with children and teens individually, often incorporating family sessions to help facilitate growth and change. My goal is to strengthen an individual's confidence while enhancing the family bond. I enjoy my work, and I am dedicated to approaching each person with sincerity, respect and honesty, sharing practical rather than theoretical solutions. I intuitively and compassionately support people to find freedom from limiting beliefs, perceptions, and behavior patterns, in order to discover their natural, balanced state of being.
(347) 848-1480 View (347) 848-1480
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Eastchester, NY 10709
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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Alexa Servodidio/LCSW/PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and families.I treat children and adults experiencing a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, divorce, interpersonal relationships, communication/relational skills, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and trauma. I am also fully EMDR trained. At this time, I am only conducting Telehealth sessions.
I work with individuals, couples, and families.I treat children and adults experiencing a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, divorce, interpersonal relationships, communication/relational skills, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and trauma. I am also fully EMDR trained. At this time, I am only conducting Telehealth sessions.
(914) 618-3052 View (914) 618-3052
Photo of Sirona Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westchester County, NY
Sirona Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
We know everyone is trying their best for themselves and their loved ones. Sometimes the challenges and setbacks can seem impossible to overcome. Stress, anxiety, and depression can rob us of our joy and motivations. Eating Disorders can completely disrupt and derail a promising future. By not working with insurance, we are able to always put you and your needs first. We help you navigate the emotional pitfalls and identify what blocks you from progressing on your goals. Together we will develop effective personally tailored strategies to get you back on track to enjoying life and achieving your dreams.
We know everyone is trying their best for themselves and their loved ones. Sometimes the challenges and setbacks can seem impossible to overcome. Stress, anxiety, and depression can rob us of our joy and motivations. Eating Disorders can completely disrupt and derail a promising future. By not working with insurance, we are able to always put you and your needs first. We help you navigate the emotional pitfalls and identify what blocks you from progressing on your goals. Together we will develop effective personally tailored strategies to get you back on track to enjoying life and achieving your dreams.
(914) 290-4285 View (914) 290-4285
Photo of Liset M Grant, Counselor in Westchester County, NY
Liset M Grant
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Not accepting new clients
In life, we are faced with many challenges, and often times we may not be able to navigate through these trials on our own. Through therapy, we can develop appropriate coping mechanisms to allow yourself to heal through the storms. With the assistance of a licensed therapist, you can move at your own pace to journey towards a healthy mindset. Change is never easy and we seldom know where to begin. You have taken the first step in acknowledging your personal storms. At Love Your Mind, we offer professional mental health services for your individual needs to overcome your personal struggles. We are here to help you through the storm.
In life, we are faced with many challenges, and often times we may not be able to navigate through these trials on our own. Through therapy, we can develop appropriate coping mechanisms to allow yourself to heal through the storms. With the assistance of a licensed therapist, you can move at your own pace to journey towards a healthy mindset. Change is never easy and we seldom know where to begin. You have taken the first step in acknowledging your personal storms. At Love Your Mind, we offer professional mental health services for your individual needs to overcome your personal struggles. We are here to help you through the storm.
(914) 809-9277 View (914) 809-9277
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Hayley Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I am a couples and family therapist who offers collaborative partnership based in curiosity, respect, and empathy. I believe in empowering, honoring, and celebrating your authentic self. My clients often begin therapy as they need support managing mood symptoms/disorders (anxiety, depression), attention difficulties, gender/sexuality concerns, family dynamics, life transitions and events, marital and premarital conflict, trauma, peer relationships, and school issues. With my guidance we'll explore the intersecting layers of your identity to understand how to make positive, healthy changes that will allow you to achieve your goals!
I am a couples and family therapist who offers collaborative partnership based in curiosity, respect, and empathy. I believe in empowering, honoring, and celebrating your authentic self. My clients often begin therapy as they need support managing mood symptoms/disorders (anxiety, depression), attention difficulties, gender/sexuality concerns, family dynamics, life transitions and events, marital and premarital conflict, trauma, peer relationships, and school issues. With my guidance we'll explore the intersecting layers of your identity to understand how to make positive, healthy changes that will allow you to achieve your goals!
(914) 743-3212 View (914) 743-3212
Photo of Shana Muzzy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westchester County, NY
Shana Muzzy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Larchmont, NY 10538
Shana Muzzy offers psychotherapy counseling for families and children. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and licensed teacher. In her training she led group sessions for adolescents and provided 1:1 counseling. She practices under the supervision of an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Shana Muzzy offers psychotherapy counseling for families and children. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and licensed teacher. In her training she led group sessions for adolescents and provided 1:1 counseling. She practices under the supervision of an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
(347) 342-1663 View (347) 342-1663
Photo of Kimberly Naclerio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westchester County, NY
Kimberly Naclerio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rye Brook, NY 10573  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 20 years of experience employing a Cognitive Behavioral Approach with adults, children, couples and families who have been struggling to cope with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, behavioral issues, ADHD, relationship issues and parenting difficulties. The Cognitive Behavioral Approach helps clients make positive changes in their lives by gaining more insight into their thinking and behavioral patterns. I provide real life tools to help my clients improve their coping skills, communcation skills, self esteem, stress management and parenting skills.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 20 years of experience employing a Cognitive Behavioral Approach with adults, children, couples and families who have been struggling to cope with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, behavioral issues, ADHD, relationship issues and parenting difficulties. The Cognitive Behavioral Approach helps clients make positive changes in their lives by gaining more insight into their thinking and behavioral patterns. I provide real life tools to help my clients improve their coping skills, communcation skills, self esteem, stress management and parenting skills.
(914) 368-7816 View (914) 368-7816
Photo of Ira Barouch, Licensed Psychoanalyst in Westchester County, NY
Ira Barouch
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Ossining, NY 10562  (Online Only)
In my 30 years of practice I've successfully treated men and the unique concerns that bring them into therapy. These include career insecurity, burnout, transitions; relationship problems; and the entire gamut of addictive behaviors (sex, porn,gambling, substances, etc.). Symptoms most often associated with these life problems include depression, anxiety, avoidance, isolation, and sexual dysfunction. Because they aren't comfortable exposing their vulnerabilities men often need encouragement to seek therapy. If this description sounds like you, or someone you know, please contact me for a free 20 minute consultation. I can help!
In my 30 years of practice I've successfully treated men and the unique concerns that bring them into therapy. These include career insecurity, burnout, transitions; relationship problems; and the entire gamut of addictive behaviors (sex, porn,gambling, substances, etc.). Symptoms most often associated with these life problems include depression, anxiety, avoidance, isolation, and sexual dysfunction. Because they aren't comfortable exposing their vulnerabilities men often need encouragement to seek therapy. If this description sounds like you, or someone you know, please contact me for a free 20 minute consultation. I can help!
(914) 433-3875 View (914) 433-3875
Photo of Amy Stern, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westchester County, NY
Amy Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Ardsley, NY 10502  (Online Only)
I am an experienced clinician who has been practicing social work for 20 years. My areas of expertise include: depression, anxiety, aging-related issues, adjustment to illness/disability, caregiver stress, transitions, and grief and loss. I use a customized approach when working with clients, utilizing my experience with cognitive-behavioral practices, psychodynamic work and supportive counseling in whatever combination is needed.
I am an experienced clinician who has been practicing social work for 20 years. My areas of expertise include: depression, anxiety, aging-related issues, adjustment to illness/disability, caregiver stress, transitions, and grief and loss. I use a customized approach when working with clients, utilizing my experience with cognitive-behavioral practices, psychodynamic work and supportive counseling in whatever combination is needed.
(516) 874-6915 View (516) 874-6915
Photo of Steffani Brandenburg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westchester County, NY
Steffani Brandenburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
I come from a relational, holistic, strength-based perspective. My practice of over 30 years has taught me that psychotherapy is a blend of art and science. Compassion, creativity, and attuned listening coupled with well researched therapies and holistic thinking (mind-body-spirit) defines my practice. Throughout my career I have been dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles so that they can lead authentic and fulfilling lives. Treatment specialization includes: Therapy for depression and anxiety, pre-marital counseling, marriage/relationship concerns including loss of emotional/sexual intimacy, infidelity, women's sexual health concerns, issues specific to the LGBTQ community
I come from a relational, holistic, strength-based perspective. My practice of over 30 years has taught me that psychotherapy is a blend of art and science. Compassion, creativity, and attuned listening coupled with well researched therapies and holistic thinking (mind-body-spirit) defines my practice. Throughout my career I have been dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles so that they can lead authentic and fulfilling lives. Treatment specialization includes: Therapy for depression and anxiety, pre-marital counseling, marriage/relationship concerns including loss of emotional/sexual intimacy, infidelity, women's sexual health concerns, issues specific to the LGBTQ community
(914) 882-8478 View (914) 882-8478
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Despina Santiago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Port Chester, NY 10573
Despina K. Santiago is a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Psychology and Columbia University with a masters in Social Work with a specialty in children and families. Despina in a collaborative approach to care, often engaging community partners to provide quality care for all her clients. Her main areas of focus include, mood disorders, behavioral and attention issues, difficulties in significant relationships, and transitions across the lifespan. In her spare time, Despina enjoys reading fiction, Pilates and traveling.
Despina K. Santiago is a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Psychology and Columbia University with a masters in Social Work with a specialty in children and families. Despina in a collaborative approach to care, often engaging community partners to provide quality care for all her clients. Her main areas of focus include, mood disorders, behavioral and attention issues, difficulties in significant relationships, and transitions across the lifespan. In her spare time, Despina enjoys reading fiction, Pilates and traveling.
(914) 529-6823 View (914) 529-6823
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Brooke Schuster Monaco
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pelham, NY 10803
Do you want more out of life and you’re not sure what steps to take or where to start? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, or substance use? I work collaboratively to explore what’s most important to you and how therapy can get help you make real changes. I also work with parents and families and provide coaching around supporting family members with substance abuse, anxiety, and other issues.
Do you want more out of life and you’re not sure what steps to take or where to start? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, or substance use? I work collaboratively to explore what’s most important to you and how therapy can get help you make real changes. I also work with parents and families and provide coaching around supporting family members with substance abuse, anxiety, and other issues.
(646) 798-4124 View (646) 798-4124
Photo of Nichole M Rankin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westchester County, NY
Nichole M Rankin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ossining, NY 10562  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience in psychotherapy. I work with individuals, families and couples ranging in age from early childhood through late adulthood. I have worked in community based, inpatient, private, and special education settings. My professional experiences have focused on issues including depression, anxiety, mood, relationships, attachment issues, interpersonal/ familial conflict, trauma, identity, esteem, grief, stress management, and life changes.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience in psychotherapy. I work with individuals, families and couples ranging in age from early childhood through late adulthood. I have worked in community based, inpatient, private, and special education settings. My professional experiences have focused on issues including depression, anxiety, mood, relationships, attachment issues, interpersonal/ familial conflict, trauma, identity, esteem, grief, stress management, and life changes.
(914) 817-0326 View (914) 817-0326
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Deirdre A Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
When you need help, where do you look? How do you determine which kind of therapy and which kind of therapist would suit you? These are important questions. There is no one-size-fits-all. The foundation of my work is mindfulness-based, meditation-based, strengths-based, and informed by the current neuroscientic research. If you find yourself facing a significant life transition, a death or loss, anxiety or depression; if you are struggling with past trauma, PTSD, or dissociation, or if you find yourself at a spiritual crossroads, or have a desire to deepen your relationship with yourself, this approach might help.
When you need help, where do you look? How do you determine which kind of therapy and which kind of therapist would suit you? These are important questions. There is no one-size-fits-all. The foundation of my work is mindfulness-based, meditation-based, strengths-based, and informed by the current neuroscientic research. If you find yourself facing a significant life transition, a death or loss, anxiety or depression; if you are struggling with past trauma, PTSD, or dissociation, or if you find yourself at a spiritual crossroads, or have a desire to deepen your relationship with yourself, this approach might help.
(914) 361-9975 View (914) 361-9975

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Number of Therapists in Westchester County, NY

2,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Westchester County, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD
63% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Westchester County, NY see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westchester County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.