Therapists in Downtown, Eugene, OR

Photo of Elizabeth Reyes, Marriage & Family Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Elizabeth Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting New Clients- I provide individual and family therapy to adults, adolescents, and children, including children ages five and under. I can assist with anxiety, depression, adjustment to change, oppositional behavior, family conflict, attachment, inattention, trauma, and other concerns.
Not Accepting New Clients- I provide individual and family therapy to adults, adolescents, and children, including children ages five and under. I can assist with anxiety, depression, adjustment to change, oppositional behavior, family conflict, attachment, inattention, trauma, and other concerns.
(541) 359-3189 View (541) 359-3189
Photo of Renée Bisnaire, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Renée Bisnaire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Midwife, I specialize in prenatal/postpartum depression and anxiety, reproductive health, and life transitions. My psychotherapy and counseling practice is based on empathy and compassion, acceptance and refuge, insight and empowerment. During the childbearing years and beyond, I provide support with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Midwife, I specialize in prenatal/postpartum depression and anxiety, reproductive health, and life transitions. My psychotherapy and counseling practice is based on empathy and compassion, acceptance and refuge, insight and empowerment. During the childbearing years and beyond, I provide support with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(541) 972-3038 View (541) 972-3038
Photo of Ivy Dreyer-Goldman, Clinical Social Work Associate in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Ivy Dreyer-Goldman
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA, CEC
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
Do you need help for a child who is experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges? Are you struggling with work or career related issues? I am passionate about providing compassionate, creative, and collaborative therapy. I treat children ages 5 through 11, and adults. I do this through interactive therapy, holding the space to move through thoughts and feelings at a pace and process that works for the individual. I utilize trauma-informed care with a “Rogerian” person-center approach focusing on personal strengths, hopes, dreams, and desires to help individuals develop insight about themselves and create lasting change.
Do you need help for a child who is experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges? Are you struggling with work or career related issues? I am passionate about providing compassionate, creative, and collaborative therapy. I treat children ages 5 through 11, and adults. I do this through interactive therapy, holding the space to move through thoughts and feelings at a pace and process that works for the individual. I utilize trauma-informed care with a “Rogerian” person-center approach focusing on personal strengths, hopes, dreams, and desires to help individuals develop insight about themselves and create lasting change.
(458) 218-8334 View (458) 218-8334
Photo of Melissa Bradfield, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Melissa Bradfield
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
That feeling you get when you can’t remember the last time you felt an intimate connection with your partner; it’s deep and it’s painful. Lying in bed, crying yourself to sleep as quietly as you can just hoping your partner reaches their hand out to hold you. You’re stuck swimming in your head about how this happened, and constantly trying to figure out if it’s you or if it’s them. Either way, it’s terrifying to think you may never feel that kind of connection again, no matter how or why. All you know for sure is you so desperately want it to change.
That feeling you get when you can’t remember the last time you felt an intimate connection with your partner; it’s deep and it’s painful. Lying in bed, crying yourself to sleep as quietly as you can just hoping your partner reaches their hand out to hold you. You’re stuck swimming in your head about how this happened, and constantly trying to figure out if it’s you or if it’s them. Either way, it’s terrifying to think you may never feel that kind of connection again, no matter how or why. All you know for sure is you so desperately want it to change.
(503) 406-4225 View (503) 406-4225
Photo of Mikki Raye Renken Thrapp, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Mikki Raye Renken Thrapp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
Not accepting new clients
Practice is currently FULL, I am NOT accepting new clients at this time. Are you struggling to heal due to trauma, disabling condition(s), chronic illness, loss of someone close? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. I know seeking help can be hard and I am so glad you have taken the courageous first steps. Together we can work to equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges.
Practice is currently FULL, I am NOT accepting new clients at this time. Are you struggling to heal due to trauma, disabling condition(s), chronic illness, loss of someone close? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. I know seeking help can be hard and I am so glad you have taken the courageous first steps. Together we can work to equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges.
(458) 203-6509 View (458) 203-6509
Photo of Sally J Grosscup PhD PC, Psychologist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Sally J Grosscup PhD PC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
I specialize in helping people overcome issues with depression, anxiety, worry, negativity, and/or addictions. Often genetics, childhood and adult trauma, stressful relationships, insomnia, diet, and general self-care can be contributing factors. Talking with a licensed psychologist can help you with such dilemmas and gain a new perspective on life. My goal is to help explore new ways to handle such roadblocks and to live a full and enjoyable life.
I specialize in helping people overcome issues with depression, anxiety, worry, negativity, and/or addictions. Often genetics, childhood and adult trauma, stressful relationships, insomnia, diet, and general self-care can be contributing factors. Talking with a licensed psychologist can help you with such dilemmas and gain a new perspective on life. My goal is to help explore new ways to handle such roadblocks and to live a full and enjoyable life.
(541) 727-0547 View (541) 727-0547
Photo of Laurel A Jeffrey, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Laurel A Jeffrey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA MFT, BSc
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
Not accepting new clients
Each one of us possesses problem-solving strengths. In times of transition and stress, these strengths can seem dormant. Therapy can uncover and further develop a personal resiliency. Having someone there to guide us on our path, through the brambles of life can be helpful. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor and my goal is to meet you where you are, with your life experience, self-awareness and intention.
Each one of us possesses problem-solving strengths. In times of transition and stress, these strengths can seem dormant. Therapy can uncover and further develop a personal resiliency. Having someone there to guide us on our path, through the brambles of life can be helpful. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor and my goal is to meet you where you are, with your life experience, self-awareness and intention.
(458) 216-5851 View (458) 216-5851
Photo of Patrick McDaniel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Patrick McDaniel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
I have limited openings for new individual clients! My personal philosophy is that through human connection, we can foster the motivation needed to take brave steps toward seeing an old pattern through a new perspective to create positive change. Therapy serves as a road map, illuminating the path so the client can make conscious choices. My attitude is one of respect and acceptance of each client's self-image and world-view allowing for the creation of a safe, therapeutic container.
I have limited openings for new individual clients! My personal philosophy is that through human connection, we can foster the motivation needed to take brave steps toward seeing an old pattern through a new perspective to create positive change. Therapy serves as a road map, illuminating the path so the client can make conscious choices. My attitude is one of respect and acceptance of each client's self-image and world-view allowing for the creation of a safe, therapeutic container.
(541) 275-6038 View (541) 275-6038
Photo of Dora Parys, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Dora Parys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
Not accepting new clients
Are you facing major life transitions, feel overhelmed by stress, strained intimate relationships or significant losses? Together we will collaborate to face current challenges and past issues. I specialize in working with adults and couples living with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, symptoms of PTSD, chronic and life threatening illnesses, chronic pain, grief and loss and bereavement. I use a variety of interventions striving to find the best fit for each client and relaying on our work together to facilitate meaningful change.
Are you facing major life transitions, feel overhelmed by stress, strained intimate relationships or significant losses? Together we will collaborate to face current challenges and past issues. I specialize in working with adults and couples living with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, symptoms of PTSD, chronic and life threatening illnesses, chronic pain, grief and loss and bereavement. I use a variety of interventions striving to find the best fit for each client and relaying on our work together to facilitate meaningful change.
(541) 237-7085 View (541) 237-7085
Photo of April Clark, Professional Counselor Associate in Downtown, Eugene, OR
April Clark
Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, LMFT
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
Welcome! I am an LPC-Associate trained in a program for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists with an emphasis in Depth (Jungian-influenced) Psychology through Pacifica Graduate Institute, where I graduated in 2010. While I pull from a variety of theories in my work (Jungian, Rogerian, Attachment, Psychoanalytic, Narrative, and Expressive Arts Therapies), and I use various skills-based approaches in session (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play/Sandtray Therapy, and EMDR), I strongly believe that it is the therapeutic relationship, not the framework utilized, that truly helps people.
Welcome! I am an LPC-Associate trained in a program for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists with an emphasis in Depth (Jungian-influenced) Psychology through Pacifica Graduate Institute, where I graduated in 2010. While I pull from a variety of theories in my work (Jungian, Rogerian, Attachment, Psychoanalytic, Narrative, and Expressive Arts Therapies), and I use various skills-based approaches in session (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play/Sandtray Therapy, and EMDR), I strongly believe that it is the therapeutic relationship, not the framework utilized, that truly helps people.
(458) 217-6866 View (458) 217-6866
Photo of Kimberly Randall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Kimberly Randall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
We can all benefit from support in managing our mental health in the context of life's various challenges. I work collaboratively to identify the changes that you want to make, and I view my role as a supportive guide in your process. I enjoy working with clients who are looking for support to navigate stress, identify and process emotions, manage anxiety, improve mood regulation, focus and attention (including ADHD and neurodivergence), relationships and communication, and who overall want to be more connected to the present moment and a life that is meaningful to you.
We can all benefit from support in managing our mental health in the context of life's various challenges. I work collaboratively to identify the changes that you want to make, and I view my role as a supportive guide in your process. I enjoy working with clients who are looking for support to navigate stress, identify and process emotions, manage anxiety, improve mood regulation, focus and attention (including ADHD and neurodivergence), relationships and communication, and who overall want to be more connected to the present moment and a life that is meaningful to you.
(541) 735-9017 View (541) 735-9017
Photo of Abbie Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Abbie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97405  (Online Only)
Welcome. I enjoy helping my clients create the life they want and deserve. Together we will create the path out of the mental health dowl drums and get you engaged with life! I will support you with cutting edge, evidenced based therapy approaches, and my professional knowledge gleaned from decades of working with folks like you. You will gain the knowledge, skills, and resources to get your life into balance. My clients tell me they appreciate my ability to listen, my steady presence and the confidence that they can rely on me.
Welcome. I enjoy helping my clients create the life they want and deserve. Together we will create the path out of the mental health dowl drums and get you engaged with life! I will support you with cutting edge, evidenced based therapy approaches, and my professional knowledge gleaned from decades of working with folks like you. You will gain the knowledge, skills, and resources to get your life into balance. My clients tell me they appreciate my ability to listen, my steady presence and the confidence that they can rely on me.
(541) 870-4691 View (541) 870-4691
Photo of Joy Turner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Joy Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
NOTE: Areas of Expertise: I practice a wide variety of techniques and modalities based on each individual. Therapies utilized: DBT (certified DBT Therapist), CBT, EMDR (EMDR Trained), Motivational Interviewing, ACT, Person-Centered Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Gottman Method, Strength Based Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Solution-Based Therapy, Mindfulness for Self-Compassion, Attachment-Based Family Therapy.
NOTE: Areas of Expertise: I practice a wide variety of techniques and modalities based on each individual. Therapies utilized: DBT (certified DBT Therapist), CBT, EMDR (EMDR Trained), Motivational Interviewing, ACT, Person-Centered Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Gottman Method, Strength Based Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Solution-Based Therapy, Mindfulness for Self-Compassion, Attachment-Based Family Therapy.
(541) 243-7544 View (541) 243-7544
Photo of Bianca Marino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Bianca Marino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
I believe that each person has the power to create a life that feels worthwhile to them. My work is to support you in navigating the internal and external obstacles that get in the way of that. Whether you are healing from trauma, challenging relationships, systemic oppression, difficult internal narratives, loss, substance abuse, or other issues that drive disconnection between you and your truest self, I will work to help you develop the coping skills and strategies that work for you. Together, we will establish a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust and transparency to create a space where your authentic self is welcome
I believe that each person has the power to create a life that feels worthwhile to them. My work is to support you in navigating the internal and external obstacles that get in the way of that. Whether you are healing from trauma, challenging relationships, systemic oppression, difficult internal narratives, loss, substance abuse, or other issues that drive disconnection between you and your truest self, I will work to help you develop the coping skills and strategies that work for you. Together, we will establish a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust and transparency to create a space where your authentic self is welcome
(541) 325-8314 View (541) 325-8314
Photo of Colleen Vehafric, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Colleen Vehafric
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
Finding a sense of emotional well-being and balance in life can sometimes feel like an impossible task, especially during unpredictable times. Reaching out for support without knowing what to expect takes courage, and is the first step towards what has the potential to be a beautiful journey. Using a collaborative, empathetic, and strengths-based approach, I strive to create a warm and accepting environment for clients where a safe and trusting atmosphere can lead to greater self-awareness, fulfillment, and growth within oneself and their unique circumstances.
Finding a sense of emotional well-being and balance in life can sometimes feel like an impossible task, especially during unpredictable times. Reaching out for support without knowing what to expect takes courage, and is the first step towards what has the potential to be a beautiful journey. Using a collaborative, empathetic, and strengths-based approach, I strive to create a warm and accepting environment for clients where a safe and trusting atmosphere can lead to greater self-awareness, fulfillment, and growth within oneself and their unique circumstances.
(458) 216-5624 View (458) 216-5624
Photo of Sandra Skladany, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Sandra Skladany
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. I work with adults who experience anxiety, life transitions and relational issues. My approach is collaborative and I work best with individuals who are curious, authentic and open to growing. Because you are the expert of your life, I am happy to journey alongside of you, providing a safe space, as you navigate life and move toward your personal goals. My counseling approach is eclectic, so, I utilize treatment approaches that best suit each individual client (e.g., CBT, somatic, mindfulness, spiritual formation).
Welcome. I work with adults who experience anxiety, life transitions and relational issues. My approach is collaborative and I work best with individuals who are curious, authentic and open to growing. Because you are the expert of your life, I am happy to journey alongside of you, providing a safe space, as you navigate life and move toward your personal goals. My counseling approach is eclectic, so, I utilize treatment approaches that best suit each individual client (e.g., CBT, somatic, mindfulness, spiritual formation).
(458) 201-9557 View (458) 201-9557
Photo of Marc Edmond Bouvier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Marc Edmond Bouvier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
Do you find yourself feeling stuck despite your best intentions? Do you criticize yourself, engage in self-defeating behaviors, or find yourself nursing old wounds despite a desire for personal growth and greater happiness? I can assist you to tap into your own natural capacity for healing and thriving. I have over twenty years of experience. I work with a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, addiction and other self-harming habits, trauma, dissociation, grief, life transitions and concerns related to physical health / pain, school, work, gender identification, spirituality/purpose, and family of origin.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck despite your best intentions? Do you criticize yourself, engage in self-defeating behaviors, or find yourself nursing old wounds despite a desire for personal growth and greater happiness? I can assist you to tap into your own natural capacity for healing and thriving. I have over twenty years of experience. I work with a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, addiction and other self-harming habits, trauma, dissociation, grief, life transitions and concerns related to physical health / pain, school, work, gender identification, spirituality/purpose, and family of origin.
(541) 639-3886 View (541) 639-3886
Photo of Miranda Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Miranda Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
I strive to create a warm, compassionate, and authentic space to help individuals explore and grow. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and face anxiety disorders. Witnessing the resilience of my clients continues to be my greatest reward in this work. I use a person-centered, strengths-based approach to therapy, drawing from several modalities to tailor a unique experience for each client. I use aspects of Acceptance and commitment therapy, DBT, CBT, and solution focused therapies.
I strive to create a warm, compassionate, and authentic space to help individuals explore and grow. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and face anxiety disorders. Witnessing the resilience of my clients continues to be my greatest reward in this work. I use a person-centered, strengths-based approach to therapy, drawing from several modalities to tailor a unique experience for each client. I use aspects of Acceptance and commitment therapy, DBT, CBT, and solution focused therapies.
(458) 204-0208 View (458) 204-0208
Photo of Megan Olds, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Megan Olds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
I work with adults struggling with trauma-related symptoms, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, grief, life transitions and those interested in making healthy lifestyle changes. I believe change is possible when people feel safe to explore their values, hopes, dreams, commitments, and purpose, as well as their disappointments and hurts. I aim to help clients "slow down," encouraging reflection and insight, and the development of healthy coping strategies to create sustainable change. My stance is curious and flexible reflecting my belief that my clients are the experts on their lives.
I work with adults struggling with trauma-related symptoms, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, grief, life transitions and those interested in making healthy lifestyle changes. I believe change is possible when people feel safe to explore their values, hopes, dreams, commitments, and purpose, as well as their disappointments and hurts. I aim to help clients "slow down," encouraging reflection and insight, and the development of healthy coping strategies to create sustainable change. My stance is curious and flexible reflecting my belief that my clients are the experts on their lives.
(541) 359-4674 View (541) 359-4674
Photo of Lauren Appell, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Eugene, OR
Lauren Appell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Eugene, OR 97401
I am passionate about co-creating narratives of identity and experience that clients find empowering. I believe that looking at the ways sexism, racism, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, and other oppressions impact our lives helps us see things more clearly, and reduce the guilt and shame we carry. I cater mostly to clients who believe they are “too sensitive,” and working to make peace with their mind and emotions. I am elated to work with anyone who would like to build self esteem, healthier relational patterns, and a more authentic life. I'm also passionate about therapeutically integrating experiences from psychedelic medicines.
I am passionate about co-creating narratives of identity and experience that clients find empowering. I believe that looking at the ways sexism, racism, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, and other oppressions impact our lives helps us see things more clearly, and reduce the guilt and shame we carry. I cater mostly to clients who believe they are “too sensitive,” and working to make peace with their mind and emotions. I am elated to work with anyone who would like to build self esteem, healthier relational patterns, and a more authentic life. I'm also passionate about therapeutically integrating experiences from psychedelic medicines.
(458) 224-8550 View (458) 224-8550

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Eugene, OR

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Downtown, Eugene, OR who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Trauma and PTSD
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
75% Stress
71% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% PacificSource
48% BlueCross and BlueShield
47% Regence

How Therapists in Downtown, Eugene, OR see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
23% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, Eugene?

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.