Therapists in Cuyahoga County, OH

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Photo of Aryeh J. Graber, Psychologist in Cuyahoga County, OH
Aryeh J. Graber
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPact
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beachwood, OH 44122
I am a clinical psychologist, specializing in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders including OCD, panic, phobias, and generalized anxiety across the lifespan. I also have expertise working with military Veterans and with individuals struggling to adjust to serious health-related conditions and their associated challenges.
I am a clinical psychologist, specializing in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders including OCD, panic, phobias, and generalized anxiety across the lifespan. I also have expertise working with military Veterans and with individuals struggling to adjust to serious health-related conditions and their associated challenges.
(216) 930-2764 View (216) 930-2764
Photo of Erin Gee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cuyahoga County, OH
Erin Gee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, SW-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
We often hear songs and watch movies about radical self-love and confidence but how do we actually achieve these things? When that critical voice inside of our heads becomes overwhelming, how can we learn to befriend ourselves? Learning to treat yourself with compassion and falling in love with yourself is a journey. We can never predict the future and life often throws some curveballs our way. From relationship problems to life transitions, I am here to help you navigate this journey with some laughs along the way. “Everything you want to be, you already are. You’re simply on the path towards discovering it” -Alicia Keys
We often hear songs and watch movies about radical self-love and confidence but how do we actually achieve these things? When that critical voice inside of our heads becomes overwhelming, how can we learn to befriend ourselves? Learning to treat yourself with compassion and falling in love with yourself is a journey. We can never predict the future and life often throws some curveballs our way. From relationship problems to life transitions, I am here to help you navigate this journey with some laughs along the way. “Everything you want to be, you already are. You’re simply on the path towards discovering it” -Alicia Keys
(440) 271-5918 View (440) 271-5918
Photo of Julie Nguyen, Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Julie Nguyen
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, OH 44107
Welcome to a space where your story is heard and healing begins. Deep within each of us, there’s a longing to be accepted and understood for who we truly are. Whether you’re seeking to unpack the complexities of your feelings or wanting to navigate the path of healing from childhood wounds, I’m here to support you through that process. Whatever you are struggling with, know that you were never meant to face it alone. All parts of you are invited here, and I will always work to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to explore your inner world.
Welcome to a space where your story is heard and healing begins. Deep within each of us, there’s a longing to be accepted and understood for who we truly are. Whether you’re seeking to unpack the complexities of your feelings or wanting to navigate the path of healing from childhood wounds, I’m here to support you through that process. Whatever you are struggling with, know that you were never meant to face it alone. All parts of you are invited here, and I will always work to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to explore your inner world.
(216) 677-5694 View (216) 677-5694
Photo of Mackenzie McCormick, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Mackenzie McCormick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Westlake, OH 44145
Mackenzie’s goal as a therapist is to provide a space for clients to feel safe, appreciated, seen, heard and honored for the unique individual they are! Additionally, Mackenzie works to incorporate art and creative means into sessions, as art can truly be therapeutic and can further facilitate expression and conversation. She encourages creativity with the hopes of fostering healing, growth, and self discovery.
Mackenzie’s goal as a therapist is to provide a space for clients to feel safe, appreciated, seen, heard and honored for the unique individual they are! Additionally, Mackenzie works to incorporate art and creative means into sessions, as art can truly be therapeutic and can further facilitate expression and conversation. She encourages creativity with the hopes of fostering healing, growth, and self discovery.
(216) 930-3132 View (216) 930-3132
Photo of Nikole Mack, LPC Intern in Cuyahoga County, OH
Nikole Mack
LPC Intern, CT
Verified Verified
Westlake, OH 44145
I believe that each of us have been created to live life with purpose, and with meaning. Wellness means giving attention to ourselves physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. During the most difficult times in our lives, we can find deficits in our wellness – in any of the above areas. When we are impaired, our functioning is also impaired. As a counselor, my mission is to work with children, adolescents, and adults during the most difficult times in their lives. I am dedicated to empowering you and your loved ones to find “wholeness.”
I believe that each of us have been created to live life with purpose, and with meaning. Wellness means giving attention to ourselves physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. During the most difficult times in our lives, we can find deficits in our wellness – in any of the above areas. When we are impaired, our functioning is also impaired. As a counselor, my mission is to work with children, adolescents, and adults during the most difficult times in their lives. I am dedicated to empowering you and your loved ones to find “wholeness.”
(440) 664-2365 View (440) 664-2365
Photo of Suzana Figueira, Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Suzana Figueira
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Westlake, OH 44145
The most important aspect of my work is building a therapeutic relationship with you the client. The goal is for you to move towards self-awareness, to become free of misconceptions and to become aligned within your total self. I have developed a warm, centered approach to counseling through more than 20 years of experience, counseling in agencies and private practice. I also conduct my sessions in Spanish and Portuguese. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you'll feel comfortable exploring your thoughts and feelings and developing your strengths to achieve your goals. Currently offering Tele health .
The most important aspect of my work is building a therapeutic relationship with you the client. The goal is for you to move towards self-awareness, to become free of misconceptions and to become aligned within your total self. I have developed a warm, centered approach to counseling through more than 20 years of experience, counseling in agencies and private practice. I also conduct my sessions in Spanish and Portuguese. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you'll feel comfortable exploring your thoughts and feelings and developing your strengths to achieve your goals. Currently offering Tele health .
(216) 584-9797 View (216) 584-9797
Photo of Ranada Cooper, Psychologist in Cuyahoga County, OH
Ranada Cooper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lakewood, OH 44107
Dr. Ranada Cooper is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Psychologist (LSW, LP) with more than 23 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Dr. Cooper specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. Dr. Cooper completed her Master's degree in Social Science Administration at Case Western Reserve University-MSASS. She offers counseling and talk therapy services; however, she does not currently offer psychological testing.
Dr. Ranada Cooper is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Psychologist (LSW, LP) with more than 23 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Dr. Cooper specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. Dr. Cooper completed her Master's degree in Social Science Administration at Case Western Reserve University-MSASS. She offers counseling and talk therapy services; however, she does not currently offer psychological testing.
(216) 859-3364 View (216) 859-3364
Photo of Meredith Cowden, Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Meredith Cowden
Counselor, LSPCC
Verified Verified
Brecksville, OH 44141
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Supervisor (LPCC-S) and I have been practicing mental health counseling for over 10 years. I started my career in community mental health, working with people living with severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnoses, trauma, and homelessness. I came to LifeStance in 2018 and I love the work that I do with clients, helping them to overcome the obstacles and challenges that life presents, as well as exploring transitions, meaning, and value. My preferred style of working with clients is person-centered, collaborative, and holistic.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Supervisor (LPCC-S) and I have been practicing mental health counseling for over 10 years. I started my career in community mental health, working with people living with severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnoses, trauma, and homelessness. I came to LifeStance in 2018 and I love the work that I do with clients, helping them to overcome the obstacles and challenges that life presents, as well as exploring transitions, meaning, and value. My preferred style of working with clients is person-centered, collaborative, and holistic.
(440) 762-7136 View (440) 762-7136
Photo of Kindred Harbor Behavioral Health, Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Kindred Harbor Behavioral Health
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44134
Waitlist for new clients
We accept clients from anywhere in Ohio for tele-health sessions and in-person. Asking for help with mental wellness or addiction issues takes courage. Remember that seeking support during difficult times is actually a sign of strength. It's also a step toward improving your mental and emotional well-being. You've already taken the first step because you are here reading this right now! I have over five years of experience with people facing mental wellness and addictions challenges. Our goal is to support you as you heal from your pain, overcome any obstacles, and move forward to the life you deserve.
We accept clients from anywhere in Ohio for tele-health sessions and in-person. Asking for help with mental wellness or addiction issues takes courage. Remember that seeking support during difficult times is actually a sign of strength. It's also a step toward improving your mental and emotional well-being. You've already taken the first step because you are here reading this right now! I have over five years of experience with people facing mental wellness and addictions challenges. Our goal is to support you as you heal from your pain, overcome any obstacles, and move forward to the life you deserve.
(216) 284-5300 View (216) 284-5300
Photo of Jes James Sellers, Psychologist in Cuyahoga County, OH
Jes James Sellers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I am a counseling psychologist trained in positive psychology principles, cognitive behavioral research, client-centered counseling and psychodynamic therapy. I offer an integrative therapeutic approach to help individuals gain insight into their lives and the skills to bring about positive change. I provide care to individuals, couples and families and consultation services to groups and organizations. I specialize in working with adults, especially young adults in college and early career professionals struggling with mental health issues related to anxiety, depression, sexual difficulties, gender identity, substance use and intimate relationships.
I am a counseling psychologist trained in positive psychology principles, cognitive behavioral research, client-centered counseling and psychodynamic therapy. I offer an integrative therapeutic approach to help individuals gain insight into their lives and the skills to bring about positive change. I provide care to individuals, couples and families and consultation services to groups and organizations. I specialize in working with adults, especially young adults in college and early career professionals struggling with mental health issues related to anxiety, depression, sexual difficulties, gender identity, substance use and intimate relationships.
(216) 242-2159 View (216) 242-2159
Photo of Ethan Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Ethan Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, OH 44107
Not accepting new clients
Regardless of your background, my goal as your counselor is to promote a safe space to ensure we can properly reach your goals. Whether it be struggling with depression, past trauma, or difficulties with self-acceptance, the safe space that I aim to promote is key to counseling success. With this in mind, diversity and multicultural backgrounds are always of consideration in my day to day practice because we all vary in our issues and this uniqueness is something I'm consistently promoting.
Regardless of your background, my goal as your counselor is to promote a safe space to ensure we can properly reach your goals. Whether it be struggling with depression, past trauma, or difficulties with self-acceptance, the safe space that I aim to promote is key to counseling success. With this in mind, diversity and multicultural backgrounds are always of consideration in my day to day practice because we all vary in our issues and this uniqueness is something I'm consistently promoting.
(234) 351-3451 View (234) 351-3451
Photo of Alex Mock, Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Alex Mock
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44120  (Online Only)
It is most important to me to create a space where you can feel welcome to share your stressors, goals, and lived experience, and feel heard and affirmed. We will focus on your whole self - your environment, relationships, and history - and how these impact your perspective and sense of self. I enjoy working with adults managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, and relationship concerns. My goal is to invite others who have marginalized identities to feel both safe and challenged in my (virtual) office, and to build the skills and confidence they need to grow into the version of themselves they hope to be.
It is most important to me to create a space where you can feel welcome to share your stressors, goals, and lived experience, and feel heard and affirmed. We will focus on your whole self - your environment, relationships, and history - and how these impact your perspective and sense of self. I enjoy working with adults managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, and relationship concerns. My goal is to invite others who have marginalized identities to feel both safe and challenged in my (virtual) office, and to build the skills and confidence they need to grow into the version of themselves they hope to be.
(216) 279-6563 View (216) 279-6563
Photo of Randie Shane, IMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cuyahoga County, OH
Randie Shane, IMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44106
You make sense. I know it doesn't always feel that way; it often feels like no one understands why you do what you do, sometimes even including you. It's a lonely and disheartening feeling. I create a safe and judgment-free space for individuals and couples to discover, make sense of, and shift out of what is driving the stuckness. Together we will break patterns and heal parts of yourself you lost contact with along the way.
You make sense. I know it doesn't always feel that way; it often feels like no one understands why you do what you do, sometimes even including you. It's a lonely and disheartening feeling. I create a safe and judgment-free space for individuals and couples to discover, make sense of, and shift out of what is driving the stuckness. Together we will break patterns and heal parts of yourself you lost contact with along the way.
(646) 798-4048 View (646) 798-4048
Photo of Claudia Taylor, Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Claudia Taylor
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Strongsville, OH 44136
Currently I have a waitlist. I'm glad you are taking the first step towards change! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor. My areas of specialization include: trauma related disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, women's issues, and relationship distress. I am a sex-positive therapist and strive to create a safe space for all! I typically draw from CBT and DBT modalities for the majority of treatment but will tailor each experience to fit your needs. I am passionate about helping those from diverse populations and will work with you to establish goals that are unique to your experience.
Currently I have a waitlist. I'm glad you are taking the first step towards change! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor. My areas of specialization include: trauma related disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, women's issues, and relationship distress. I am a sex-positive therapist and strive to create a safe space for all! I typically draw from CBT and DBT modalities for the majority of treatment but will tailor each experience to fit your needs. I am passionate about helping those from diverse populations and will work with you to establish goals that are unique to your experience.
(440) 482-8614 View (440) 482-8614
Photo of Kindred Harbor Behavioral Health, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Kindred Harbor Behavioral Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Parma, OH 44134
Waitlist for new clients
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. We accept new clients from anywhere in Ohio for telehealth sessions. Asking for help with mental wellness or addiction issues takes courage. Remember that seeking support during difficult times is actually a sign of strength. You've already taken the first step because you are here reading this right now! Hello, my name is Kaylee and I love getting the privilege to hear everyone's unique story! I am particularly passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults, including LGBTQ+ youth.
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. We accept new clients from anywhere in Ohio for telehealth sessions. Asking for help with mental wellness or addiction issues takes courage. Remember that seeking support during difficult times is actually a sign of strength. You've already taken the first step because you are here reading this right now! Hello, my name is Kaylee and I love getting the privilege to hear everyone's unique story! I am particularly passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults, including LGBTQ+ youth.
(216) 677-4796 View (216) 677-4796
Photo of Qwentella C Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Qwentella C Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Independence, OH 44131
Maya Angelou captured the experience of life precisely when she said, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better". If you're visiting this site, you're likely hoping to find someone who can help you feel, think and/or do better in some way. When people are managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, difficult relationships, chronic pain, grief or various other challenging life circumstances it can be hard to think, feel or do better.
Maya Angelou captured the experience of life precisely when she said, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better". If you're visiting this site, you're likely hoping to find someone who can help you feel, think and/or do better in some way. When people are managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, difficult relationships, chronic pain, grief or various other challenging life circumstances it can be hard to think, feel or do better.
(216) 238-3642 View (216) 238-3642
Photo of Natalia Gebolys, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cuyahoga County, OH
Natalia Gebolys
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPCC, IMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rocky River, OH 44116
Not accepting new clients
We can't always control how we feel or what happens in life, but we can control how we respond to it. Whether you're struggling with mental health concerns and symptoms that effect your daily functioning such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, trauma, relationship distress, family conflict, self esteem, LGBTQ+, and/or sexually related issues.. or a mixture of all of the above, I'm here to help. I strive to provide an environment that is non-judgmental, laid back, safe, and comforting. I know the idea of therapy can be scary, but the short term discomfort of making an appointment is less scary than a lifetime of struggling.
We can't always control how we feel or what happens in life, but we can control how we respond to it. Whether you're struggling with mental health concerns and symptoms that effect your daily functioning such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, trauma, relationship distress, family conflict, self esteem, LGBTQ+, and/or sexually related issues.. or a mixture of all of the above, I'm here to help. I strive to provide an environment that is non-judgmental, laid back, safe, and comforting. I know the idea of therapy can be scary, but the short term discomfort of making an appointment is less scary than a lifetime of struggling.
(440) 271-8675 View (440) 271-8675
Photo of Lisa Marks, Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Lisa Marks
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Parma Heights, OH 44130  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed or experiencing a lack of joy in your life? Do you find yourself feeling discontent with the relationships in your life? Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, sadness, or anger? Are you tired of living this way and want things to change? Are you looking for a kind, compassionate, trusting counseling environment where you feel comfortable sharing your life struggles and encouraged to make the changes you desire? It sounds like it is time for you to reach out for the support you need to help navigate these challenging life issues. Let's start your journey to finding more peace and joy in your life!
Are you feeling overwhelmed or experiencing a lack of joy in your life? Do you find yourself feeling discontent with the relationships in your life? Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, sadness, or anger? Are you tired of living this way and want things to change? Are you looking for a kind, compassionate, trusting counseling environment where you feel comfortable sharing your life struggles and encouraged to make the changes you desire? It sounds like it is time for you to reach out for the support you need to help navigate these challenging life issues. Let's start your journey to finding more peace and joy in your life!
(440) 762-6016 View (440) 762-6016
Photo of Dr. Kelsey Jager, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cuyahoga County, OH
Dr. Kelsey Jager
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
Sometimes, things fall apart seemingly all at once. A relationship ends, a job is lost. You are diagnosed with a health problem or sustain a debilitating injury. Other times, things gradually build to feel like you are being slowly buried alive. You have trouble falling asleep because you dread waking up the next day. You are no longer enjoying life, seeing it as a series of obstacles to “get through”. Detached, hollowed out, energetically drained, and wondering how many more days you can live like this. If you are feeling stuck, ready for a change and greater clarity, I will dedicate myself to your cause.
Sometimes, things fall apart seemingly all at once. A relationship ends, a job is lost. You are diagnosed with a health problem or sustain a debilitating injury. Other times, things gradually build to feel like you are being slowly buried alive. You have trouble falling asleep because you dread waking up the next day. You are no longer enjoying life, seeing it as a series of obstacles to “get through”. Detached, hollowed out, energetically drained, and wondering how many more days you can live like this. If you are feeling stuck, ready for a change and greater clarity, I will dedicate myself to your cause.
(440) 762-6877 View (440) 762-6877
Photo of Nancy L Rubel, Psychologist in Cuyahoga County, OH
Nancy L Rubel
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
Cleveland Heights, OH 44121  (Online Only)
Life can be a challenging journey. If you are seeking a therapist with a warm, supportive, direct style, consider calling me for a free phone consultation. Mindful awareness, new perspectives, and hope are what I offer in the process of honest exploration of difficult issues and life experiences in psychotherapy. I believe it is my job to be open and non-judgemental as I assist you to find more ease in your life. Through careful listening and advising, I will support you toward sorting through your life struggles. We will use Zoom for our sessions, which offers considerable flexibility in scheduling.
Life can be a challenging journey. If you are seeking a therapist with a warm, supportive, direct style, consider calling me for a free phone consultation. Mindful awareness, new perspectives, and hope are what I offer in the process of honest exploration of difficult issues and life experiences in psychotherapy. I believe it is my job to be open and non-judgemental as I assist you to find more ease in your life. Through careful listening and advising, I will support you toward sorting through your life struggles. We will use Zoom for our sessions, which offers considerable flexibility in scheduling.
(216) 452-7172 View (216) 452-7172

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Number of Therapists in Cuyahoga County, OH

1,000+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Cuyahoga County, OH who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Medical Mutual

How Therapists in Cuyahoga County, OH see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cuyahoga 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.