Therapists in Cleveland, OH

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Photo of April Hicks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cleveland, OH
April Hicks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
Cleveland, OH 44121  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling stuck in a cycle of engaging in the same behaviors? Do you feel overwhelmed with the pressures of life? Do you feel that you don’t have the support you need to get through difficulties? Do you have a hard time developing and maintaining healthy relationships? Do you have goals you desire to meet and are unsure how to reach them? Are you struggling with Depression and/or Anxiety? Do you have difficulties coping with the loss of a loved one? Do you struggle with Addiction? I believe there is a solution to every problem, and I have made it my life’s mission to help resolve issues that have been a burden.
Are you tired of feeling stuck in a cycle of engaging in the same behaviors? Do you feel overwhelmed with the pressures of life? Do you feel that you don’t have the support you need to get through difficulties? Do you have a hard time developing and maintaining healthy relationships? Do you have goals you desire to meet and are unsure how to reach them? Are you struggling with Depression and/or Anxiety? Do you have difficulties coping with the loss of a loved one? Do you struggle with Addiction? I believe there is a solution to every problem, and I have made it my life’s mission to help resolve issues that have been a burden.
(216) 446-8482 View (216) 446-8482
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Sarah Cuturic
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44109
In our sessions, I'm here to be an active and compassionate listener as we delve into your concerns, hopes, and challenges. By tailoring our sessions to your specific needs and offering genuine support, my hope is to empower you to better understand yourself and make positive changes that matter to you – after all, you're the expert on your own life!
In our sessions, I'm here to be an active and compassionate listener as we delve into your concerns, hopes, and challenges. By tailoring our sessions to your specific needs and offering genuine support, my hope is to empower you to better understand yourself and make positive changes that matter to you – after all, you're the expert on your own life!
(216) 284-7173 View (216) 284-7173
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Kelsey Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44120  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients! As human beings, we all have something in common: we struggle sometimes. I am happy that you are here- you do not have to navigate life’s challenges alone! My name is Kelsey, and I am a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. I would be honored to work with you on your journey of growth. As a therapist, my goal is to create an open-minded, kind, and comforting atmosphere. I strive to always show complete support and acceptance of you as we work together to overcome your challenges and accomplish your goals.
Currently accepting new clients! As human beings, we all have something in common: we struggle sometimes. I am happy that you are here- you do not have to navigate life’s challenges alone! My name is Kelsey, and I am a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. I would be honored to work with you on your journey of growth. As a therapist, my goal is to create an open-minded, kind, and comforting atmosphere. I strive to always show complete support and acceptance of you as we work together to overcome your challenges and accomplish your goals.
(216) 304-3618 View (216) 304-3618
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Deborah Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Cleveland, OH 44109
Hi! My name is Deborah, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, and more. I aim to create a safe environment and build a trusting, nourishing relationship where you can start your journey of healing and growth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, behavioral challenges, and more.
Hi! My name is Deborah, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, and more. I aim to create a safe environment and build a trusting, nourishing relationship where you can start your journey of healing and growth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, behavioral challenges, and more.
(216) 465-6329 View (216) 465-6329
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Victoria Byler
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS Ed, LPCC, CGP, C-DBT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44144  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anger, difficulty communicating, anxiety, depression, grief, or a loss of a sense of self that affects your ability to function, your career, and relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated by just getting through the day? Do you wonder if life could be better? Now more than ever, men face the challenge of safeguarding their families, ensuring financial stability, and managing the pressures of society, often while masking their true emotions with a 'happy face.'"
Do you struggle with anger, difficulty communicating, anxiety, depression, grief, or a loss of a sense of self that affects your ability to function, your career, and relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated by just getting through the day? Do you wonder if life could be better? Now more than ever, men face the challenge of safeguarding their families, ensuring financial stability, and managing the pressures of society, often while masking their true emotions with a 'happy face.'"
(330) 325-4526 View (330) 325-4526
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Tammy Harmon-Rodriguez
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Cleveland, OH 44102
Tammy Harmon-Rodriguez, LPCC-S, LSW I am Tammy, a professional clinical counselor - licensed in Ohio with over 20+ years of experience working in the mental health and addictions field. I started my private practice, Hearts To Minds, about a year ago as it has been a long dream to inspire others and create a safe place for those who want to come along on a positive journey. I like helping people that like helping themselves and knowing their worth. I became a counselor for many reasons, and one of those is the profound early loss of my mother.
Tammy Harmon-Rodriguez, LPCC-S, LSW I am Tammy, a professional clinical counselor - licensed in Ohio with over 20+ years of experience working in the mental health and addictions field. I started my private practice, Hearts To Minds, about a year ago as it has been a long dream to inspire others and create a safe place for those who want to come along on a positive journey. I like helping people that like helping themselves and knowing their worth. I became a counselor for many reasons, and one of those is the profound early loss of my mother.
(216) 220-8148 View (216) 220-8148
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Anne Tyler
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44109
Not accepting new clients
If you are finding yourself in need of therapy then chances are searching for a new therapist may be feeling a bit daunting right now. Whether you are going through a significant life situation or if your distress seems to have caught you by surprise, I thought it would be helpful to share some highly likely topics of exploration that can be expected during our work together as a means to seeing the change you want to see - no matter what your desires for therapy may be: self-compassion; core emotions; boundaries; core beliefs about yourself; autonomy; vulnerability; self-worth; healthy relationships of all types; strengths.
If you are finding yourself in need of therapy then chances are searching for a new therapist may be feeling a bit daunting right now. Whether you are going through a significant life situation or if your distress seems to have caught you by surprise, I thought it would be helpful to share some highly likely topics of exploration that can be expected during our work together as a means to seeing the change you want to see - no matter what your desires for therapy may be: self-compassion; core emotions; boundaries; core beliefs about yourself; autonomy; vulnerability; self-worth; healthy relationships of all types; strengths.
(216) 208-5972 View (216) 208-5972
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Dr Bruce Arnold, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Cleveland, OH 44114  (Online Only)
I'm a social worker with over 45 years of experience with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. I find that people get the best results when we look at their lives as a whole -physical, emotional, intellectual, what many people call spiritual (your most deeply held beliefs and values, however you define them), and socially, as a member of your community (as you define that.) I have training and experience in a variety of treatments which are evidence-based.
I'm a social worker with over 45 years of experience with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. I find that people get the best results when we look at their lives as a whole -physical, emotional, intellectual, what many people call spiritual (your most deeply held beliefs and values, however you define them), and socially, as a member of your community (as you define that.) I have training and experience in a variety of treatments which are evidence-based.
(216) 859-0604 View (216) 859-0604
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Nurtured Soul Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PCC-S, CYT-200
Verified
Cleveland, OH 44120  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Ananda Sotherland (She/Her) . My approach to therapy is liberation focused and is rooted in the the principle that healing is a form of justice for people of the global majority. I provide therapy that is queer and neurodivergent affirming. I specialize in supporting adult's who are on journey's of inner healing from intergenerational trauma to reclaiming self worth and greater self authenticity. The client's I work with want to feel more present and less emotionally overwhelmed so that they can show up for themselves and those they care about more authentically.
Hi, I'm Ananda Sotherland (She/Her) . My approach to therapy is liberation focused and is rooted in the the principle that healing is a form of justice for people of the global majority. I provide therapy that is queer and neurodivergent affirming. I specialize in supporting adult's who are on journey's of inner healing from intergenerational trauma to reclaiming self worth and greater self authenticity. The client's I work with want to feel more present and less emotionally overwhelmed so that they can show up for themselves and those they care about more authentically.
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Cynthia J Tepper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Cleveland, OH 44122  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy and specialize in treating adults navigating experiences including; women's issues, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and supporting parents of LGBTQIA+ children. I believe fully in the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship. The issues and experiences unique to parents of LGBTQIA+ folks are an area of expertise and interest in my work. I enjoy working with clients to acquire the insight to change ineffective patterns with an emphasis on compassionate understanding, empowerment and affirmation. I believe wholeheartedly in helping clients discover their resiliency and comfort within their unique experiences.
I enjoy and specialize in treating adults navigating experiences including; women's issues, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and supporting parents of LGBTQIA+ children. I believe fully in the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship. The issues and experiences unique to parents of LGBTQIA+ folks are an area of expertise and interest in my work. I enjoy working with clients to acquire the insight to change ineffective patterns with an emphasis on compassionate understanding, empowerment and affirmation. I believe wholeheartedly in helping clients discover their resiliency and comfort within their unique experiences.
(216) 714-8069 View (216) 714-8069
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Olivia Campbell
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44111  (Online Only)
Hello- I'm so happy you're here. Different seasons of life present different challenges and I am passionate about providing support along the way! I believe suffering is a natural response to life's difficulties and, thus, work through a non-pathologizing lens. Experienced in treating couples, adults, and teens 16+ with feelings of depression and anxiety—as well as issues related to relationships, grief and loss, sexuality and identity, trauma, stress management, and life transitions. Therapy is individualized for each client to support reaching a version of self that aligns with their unique values and objectives.
Hello- I'm so happy you're here. Different seasons of life present different challenges and I am passionate about providing support along the way! I believe suffering is a natural response to life's difficulties and, thus, work through a non-pathologizing lens. Experienced in treating couples, adults, and teens 16+ with feelings of depression and anxiety—as well as issues related to relationships, grief and loss, sexuality and identity, trauma, stress management, and life transitions. Therapy is individualized for each client to support reaching a version of self that aligns with their unique values and objectives.
(216) 925-4292 View (216) 925-4292
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Cleveland, OH 44114
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(216) 714-1088 View (216) 714-1088
Photo of Chloe Kaznoch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cleveland, OH
Chloe Kaznoch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44121  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help can be a scary first step, and you are so brave for doing so. Trained as a generalist, my goal is to meet you exactly where you are, and help you navigate whatever life has thrown your way. I believe strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and will collaborate with you to meet your goals.
Reaching out for help can be a scary first step, and you are so brave for doing so. Trained as a generalist, my goal is to meet you exactly where you are, and help you navigate whatever life has thrown your way. I believe strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and will collaborate with you to meet your goals.
(440) 530-6149 View (440) 530-6149
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Douglas Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Cleveland, OH 44113
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I am Douglas. My counseling approach is postmodern: you are a unique recipe of strengths, values, skills, experiences, and personality. This recipe is often tweaked throughout the day based on who or what you encounter. Sometimes that change is voluntary and sometimes it is not. Counseling can help you better understand your recipe, uncover its history, claim it as your own, differentiate yours from others, and learn how to adapt it successfully. In counseling sessions I use curiosity, humor, compassion, and accountability to explore themes of emotions, relationships, boundaries, life changes, and identity.
Hi, I am Douglas. My counseling approach is postmodern: you are a unique recipe of strengths, values, skills, experiences, and personality. This recipe is often tweaked throughout the day based on who or what you encounter. Sometimes that change is voluntary and sometimes it is not. Counseling can help you better understand your recipe, uncover its history, claim it as your own, differentiate yours from others, and learn how to adapt it successfully. In counseling sessions I use curiosity, humor, compassion, and accountability to explore themes of emotions, relationships, boundaries, life changes, and identity.
(440) 493-1545 View (440) 493-1545
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Marigold Therapy & Mediation
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44109  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist supporting clients through their lifelong journey of self discovery and awareness. If you find yourself with a desire to change how you feel about yourself, a situation, relationship, or have goals you want to explore, congratulations, you've made your first step towards owning and validating your experience!
I am a licensed therapist supporting clients through their lifelong journey of self discovery and awareness. If you find yourself with a desire to change how you feel about yourself, a situation, relationship, or have goals you want to explore, congratulations, you've made your first step towards owning and validating your experience!
(440) 595-5530 View (440) 595-5530
Photo of Aaron Sharpley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cleveland, OH
Aaron Sharpley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44120
Struggling to move forward? Unsure about your next steps? I specialize in helping you identify and connect with supportive and healthy guides to aid in your journey through life. I am a client centered holistic practitioner. I use a combination of evidenced based practices grounded in ecosystems theory to support your most full expression of humanity. From traditional talk therapy to eco-therapy we can design a path forward to maximize your potential, increase authentic connections and experience greater fulfillment. Building upon the winds of inspiration lets bring our greatest dreams into reality.
Struggling to move forward? Unsure about your next steps? I specialize in helping you identify and connect with supportive and healthy guides to aid in your journey through life. I am a client centered holistic practitioner. I use a combination of evidenced based practices grounded in ecosystems theory to support your most full expression of humanity. From traditional talk therapy to eco-therapy we can design a path forward to maximize your potential, increase authentic connections and experience greater fulfillment. Building upon the winds of inspiration lets bring our greatest dreams into reality.
(216) 616-5501 View (216) 616-5501
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Monica Yost Kiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
9 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44139
Not accepting new clients
Monica is often described as very “real” and genuine as she uses candor & humor to help clients feel comfortable and engage in the therapeutic process. Using a direct yet compassionate approach, she empowers others to identify their strengths, needs, and goals to improve their quality of life. Monica has over 15 years of experience providing mental health services for individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings. She works with clients coping with life transitions, relationship concerns, traumatic events, as well as mood and anxiety disorders including Depression, Bipolar, PTSD and Personality Disorders.
Monica is often described as very “real” and genuine as she uses candor & humor to help clients feel comfortable and engage in the therapeutic process. Using a direct yet compassionate approach, she empowers others to identify their strengths, needs, and goals to improve their quality of life. Monica has over 15 years of experience providing mental health services for individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings. She works with clients coping with life transitions, relationship concerns, traumatic events, as well as mood and anxiety disorders including Depression, Bipolar, PTSD and Personality Disorders.
(216) 242-1495 View (216) 242-1495
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Michael Pennington
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, IMFT, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113
Not accepting new clients
As both a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a variety of concerns. My goal is to meet you where you are at, and ensure that your experience in counseling is one that is both safe and comfortable. I want to be able to create a safe space filled with empathy and warmth. Together, in this space we can form a collaborative relationship that will work to access the barriers and patterns that exist as well as identify goals that will foster change and growth.
As both a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a variety of concerns. My goal is to meet you where you are at, and ensure that your experience in counseling is one that is both safe and comfortable. I want to be able to create a safe space filled with empathy and warmth. Together, in this space we can form a collaborative relationship that will work to access the barriers and patterns that exist as well as identify goals that will foster change and growth.
(440) 791-2171 View (440) 791-2171
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Sarah Ruth Boesger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44102  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for a therapist with a rad mullet, a huge collection of cool glasses, and a passion for providing care to the LGBTQIA+ community? Well, you've come to the right place! I'm Sarah, and I would be honored to join you on your healing journey. I am kink informed, WPATH informed, ethical nonmonogamy informed, sex work informed, and queer family informed. I am also eager to learn as much as I can about our human experience, and I will be happy to become informed on topics that are important to you! I am licensed in Ohio and recently registered in Florida!
Are you looking for a therapist with a rad mullet, a huge collection of cool glasses, and a passion for providing care to the LGBTQIA+ community? Well, you've come to the right place! I'm Sarah, and I would be honored to join you on your healing journey. I am kink informed, WPATH informed, ethical nonmonogamy informed, sex work informed, and queer family informed. I am also eager to learn as much as I can about our human experience, and I will be happy to become informed on topics that are important to you! I am licensed in Ohio and recently registered in Florida!
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Katie Moody
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44120
Not accepting new clients
Friends, life is full of ups and downs. The downs can feel overwhelming and hopeless; personal, relational, community, and systemic issues affect our well-being and functioning. Thank goodness for therapy! As a mental health therapist, my goal is to partner with you to build on your existing strengths, develop new skills, and work through trauma and other challenges. I use a strengths-based approach and non-judgmental curiosity to meet you where you are, support you in identifying goals, and work together with you to create positive change.
Friends, life is full of ups and downs. The downs can feel overwhelming and hopeless; personal, relational, community, and systemic issues affect our well-being and functioning. Thank goodness for therapy! As a mental health therapist, my goal is to partner with you to build on your existing strengths, develop new skills, and work through trauma and other challenges. I use a strengths-based approach and non-judgmental curiosity to meet you where you are, support you in identifying goals, and work together with you to create positive change.
(216) 677-0384 View (216) 677-0384

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cleveland, OH

700+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Cleveland, OH who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
59% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Cleveland, OH see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cleveland?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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