Therapists in Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR

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Eugene Relationship Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
Asking for help can be a very difficult thing to do. Finding a therapist with whom you feel secure and comfortable can be equally daunting, especially when you are in the midst of emotional and psychological pain. I am invested in cultivating a safe, supportive, and trusting connection intended to improve your choices and enhance your relationships with yourself and others.
Asking for help can be a very difficult thing to do. Finding a therapist with whom you feel secure and comfortable can be equally daunting, especially when you are in the midst of emotional and psychological pain. I am invested in cultivating a safe, supportive, and trusting connection intended to improve your choices and enhance your relationships with yourself and others.
(541) 526-7634 View (541) 526-7634
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Tiffany Machia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403  (Online Only)
Hi there! I know that finding the right therapist can be challenging, especially when things may already feel overwhelming and you're doing your best to keep your head above water. Life gets busy, relationships get strained, and it can be tough to juggle all of the different hats you wear. I believe that everyone has strengths and my goal is to empower clients to work through barriers that may lead them to be feeling stuck. I take a holistic, client-centered, directive approach with individuals and couples. I show up in sessions as my genuine self and hope to create an environment where my clients feel safe to do the same.
Hi there! I know that finding the right therapist can be challenging, especially when things may already feel overwhelming and you're doing your best to keep your head above water. Life gets busy, relationships get strained, and it can be tough to juggle all of the different hats you wear. I believe that everyone has strengths and my goal is to empower clients to work through barriers that may lead them to be feeling stuck. I take a holistic, client-centered, directive approach with individuals and couples. I show up in sessions as my genuine self and hope to create an environment where my clients feel safe to do the same.
(503) 465-4935 View (503) 465-4935
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Jennifer O'Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with women who desire to improve their relationships, cope with anxiety or depression, heal from past trauma, and cultivate healthy life practices. I also have extensive experience working with couples and families. I take a holistic approach, incorporating the mind, body, and spirit. If you are feeling overwhelmed and discouraged, it can make a world of difference to have a space to share your struggles and to feel heard and understood. My role as a therapist is to partner with you to identify your goals and equip you with the skills and insights needed to make meaningful, lasting change.
I specialize in working with women who desire to improve their relationships, cope with anxiety or depression, heal from past trauma, and cultivate healthy life practices. I also have extensive experience working with couples and families. I take a holistic approach, incorporating the mind, body, and spirit. If you are feeling overwhelmed and discouraged, it can make a world of difference to have a space to share your struggles and to feel heard and understood. My role as a therapist is to partner with you to identify your goals and equip you with the skills and insights needed to make meaningful, lasting change.
(458) 219-7852 View (458) 219-7852
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Jeffrey S Librett, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403
I work with a wide range of people who are experiencing difficulties with various aspects of their lives, including emotional struggles (extreme moods, sadness and grief, discouragement, anxiety), relationship problems (with partners, relatives, friends, society at large), difficulties letting go of negative past experiences or patterns, and difficulties identifying or realizing desires for the future. By providing an open space in which they can speak freely, and by encouraging and sustaining their search for their own truth and desires, I work with them to facilitate the discovery of solutions and amelioration of suffering.
I work with a wide range of people who are experiencing difficulties with various aspects of their lives, including emotional struggles (extreme moods, sadness and grief, discouragement, anxiety), relationship problems (with partners, relatives, friends, society at large), difficulties letting go of negative past experiences or patterns, and difficulties identifying or realizing desires for the future. By providing an open space in which they can speak freely, and by encouraging and sustaining their search for their own truth and desires, I work with them to facilitate the discovery of solutions and amelioration of suffering.
(458) 202-2042 View (458) 202-2042
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Caren A Golian LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403
(*practice currently full) All people want to be at peace in a complex and confusing world. Life throws pain our way and we struggle to understand why we are experiencing it and how to adapt. We all grapple at some point with failures, break-ups, confusing relationships, conflicts, insecurities, fears, losses and an entire host of questions life presses us to answer. We can be confused about something that happened or where we’re headed. There is no text book to make these answers easy. The Earth School is the hardest classroom we will ever sit in and we’re bound to stumble into some situations feeling overwhelmed and unprepared.
(*practice currently full) All people want to be at peace in a complex and confusing world. Life throws pain our way and we struggle to understand why we are experiencing it and how to adapt. We all grapple at some point with failures, break-ups, confusing relationships, conflicts, insecurities, fears, losses and an entire host of questions life presses us to answer. We can be confused about something that happened or where we’re headed. There is no text book to make these answers easy. The Earth School is the hardest classroom we will ever sit in and we’re bound to stumble into some situations feeling overwhelmed and unprepared.
(541) 636-0359 View (541) 636-0359
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Cole Prophet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403  (Online Only)
My clients grow to empathize with themselves and their partner(s); implement non-violent communication and boundary setting; and identify values, needs, and goals; and stabilize symptoms of depression, anxiety, mania, gender dysphoria, PTSD, and insomnia.
My clients grow to empathize with themselves and their partner(s); implement non-violent communication and boundary setting; and identify values, needs, and goals; and stabilize symptoms of depression, anxiety, mania, gender dysphoria, PTSD, and insomnia.
(503) 902-7952 View (503) 902-7952
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Kendall Thornton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403
Not accepting new clients
A client in my practice should be prepared to engage in self-reflection, self-compassion, and demonstrate an openness to interpersonal feedback. While I hope to provide support and foster growth for a wide range of presenting concerns, the willingness for insight and change is universal in therapy. I also strive for a warm therapeutic relationship, using humor, humility, and emotion to connect with all of my clients.
A client in my practice should be prepared to engage in self-reflection, self-compassion, and demonstrate an openness to interpersonal feedback. While I hope to provide support and foster growth for a wide range of presenting concerns, the willingness for insight and change is universal in therapy. I also strive for a warm therapeutic relationship, using humor, humility, and emotion to connect with all of my clients.
(541) 359-2528 View (541) 359-2528
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Cindy Nesiba Counseling and Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403
Waitlist for new clients
Currently accepting new clients with over 25 years of experience, I specialize in working with children and families, as well as trauma work, depression and anxiety, chronic illness and chronic pain. However you define your family, we often need ways to better connect and support each other with tools that can be learned inside and out of a therapy, but are only as good as they are useful.
Currently accepting new clients with over 25 years of experience, I specialize in working with children and families, as well as trauma work, depression and anxiety, chronic illness and chronic pain. However you define your family, we often need ways to better connect and support each other with tools that can be learned inside and out of a therapy, but are only as good as they are useful.
(541) 981-5628 View (541) 981-5628
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Lois Michaud, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, loss or other issues and feel alone and unsupported. Let me bring my 25 years of experience in providing psychotherapy to your aid and we can work together to help you find the happiness you deserve. I am familiar with the range of mental health diagnoses, as well as assessment and testing. I have brought life-changing services to a diverse set of clients, ranging in ethnic backgrounds and across clinical and medical settings I have a reputation for putting clients at ease and allowing for their growth in a supportive atmosphere. Let me do the same for you.
You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, loss or other issues and feel alone and unsupported. Let me bring my 25 years of experience in providing psychotherapy to your aid and we can work together to help you find the happiness you deserve. I am familiar with the range of mental health diagnoses, as well as assessment and testing. I have brought life-changing services to a diverse set of clients, ranging in ethnic backgrounds and across clinical and medical settings I have a reputation for putting clients at ease and allowing for their growth in a supportive atmosphere. Let me do the same for you.
(458) 219-8417 View (458) 219-8417
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Rachel Dyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with adults like you, impacted by trauma and complex trauma, who want to find lasting relief from disturbing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and other issues involving mood, thinking, or stressful patterns. Our conversations may help you create and maintain positive change in your life - healthy shifts in relationships, changes to harmful behaviors, reduction of intrusive symptoms and patterns, and shifting how you manage past experiences so that you’re able to be more present for your now, and more empowered to plan for and embrace your future.
I specialize in working with adults like you, impacted by trauma and complex trauma, who want to find lasting relief from disturbing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and other issues involving mood, thinking, or stressful patterns. Our conversations may help you create and maintain positive change in your life - healthy shifts in relationships, changes to harmful behaviors, reduction of intrusive symptoms and patterns, and shifting how you manage past experiences so that you’re able to be more present for your now, and more empowered to plan for and embrace your future.
(458) 219-8860 View (458) 219-8860
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Summit Wellness Counseling, LLC(Aaron Porter, LPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, QMHP, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Currently accepting clients to the Waitlist. Are you longing for relief from stress, anxiety, and emotions following hardships? I help anxious and overwhelmed people feel relief, contentment, and make lasting changes in their lives and relationships. People I work with have often done their best to manage difficult cycles of emotions that they feel inside, and experience in their relationships. Despite their best efforts, they can’t help but notice that stress follows them into many areas of their lives. I help my clients access inner and outer resources they need to heal, grow, and accomplish their goals.
Currently accepting clients to the Waitlist. Are you longing for relief from stress, anxiety, and emotions following hardships? I help anxious and overwhelmed people feel relief, contentment, and make lasting changes in their lives and relationships. People I work with have often done their best to manage difficult cycles of emotions that they feel inside, and experience in their relationships. Despite their best efforts, they can’t help but notice that stress follows them into many areas of their lives. I help my clients access inner and outer resources they need to heal, grow, and accomplish their goals.
(541) 203-6698 View (541) 203-6698
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Christina Martínez-Clay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Sometimes the demands of modern life can make us feel out of control. When we are suffering, we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We can lose confidence and make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. The coping strategies we adopted in childhood can become our defensive mechanisms in adulthood and we can often find ourselves repeating old patterns of behaviour that don't work but we don't know how to find a way to break the cycle.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Sometimes the demands of modern life can make us feel out of control. When we are suffering, we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We can lose confidence and make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. The coping strategies we adopted in childhood can become our defensive mechanisms in adulthood and we can often find ourselves repeating old patterns of behaviour that don't work but we don't know how to find a way to break the cycle.
(458) 218-8846 View (458) 218-8846
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Quin McFadin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR 97403  (Online Only)
Licensed in OR and CA. I work with individuals, couples and partnered adults to create a collaborative relationship. Fully understand your Self in relationship and what is happening for you in the present. In a safe holding, we explore the nature of the context in which you came to know yourself and understand your current situation and what you experience now. This process provides for flexibility, resilience, whole presence, agency and efficacy. When you know who you are and can be compassionate and accepting of yourself, resourcing and negotiating your needs in the world becomes both more peaceful and more satisfying.
Licensed in OR and CA. I work with individuals, couples and partnered adults to create a collaborative relationship. Fully understand your Self in relationship and what is happening for you in the present. In a safe holding, we explore the nature of the context in which you came to know yourself and understand your current situation and what you experience now. This process provides for flexibility, resilience, whole presence, agency and efficacy. When you know who you are and can be compassionate and accepting of yourself, resourcing and negotiating your needs in the world becomes both more peaceful and more satisfying.
(503) 966-2645 View (503) 966-2645

Online Therapists

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Joy Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
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
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Blythe Utz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Clients work with me to cultivate emotional balance and resilient relationships, improve communication with self and others (shift from critical to compassionate), increase self-trust and authenticity, and build a toolbox of practices, skills, and resources to effectively address challenges such as anxiety, depression, emotional reactivity/numbness, dissociation, chronic pain, feeling stuck or isolated moving through a life-stage, or lacking purpose/meaning in life. I offer a holistic (body, heart, mind, spirit), open-minded, collaborative, compassionate, and consent-guided therapy process for clients' self-exploration and healing.
Clients work with me to cultivate emotional balance and resilient relationships, improve communication with self and others (shift from critical to compassionate), increase self-trust and authenticity, and build a toolbox of practices, skills, and resources to effectively address challenges such as anxiety, depression, emotional reactivity/numbness, dissociation, chronic pain, feeling stuck or isolated moving through a life-stage, or lacking purpose/meaning in life. I offer a holistic (body, heart, mind, spirit), open-minded, collaborative, compassionate, and consent-guided therapy process for clients' self-exploration and healing.
(458) 224-5867 View (458) 224-5867
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Dan Gilner
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
Clients I work with are seeking change. I am trained in engaging with a broad spectrum of mental health experiences. I also specialize in working with people who have obsessive thoughts / behaviors, Intrusively loud inner critics, and those experiencing trauma induced dissociation. We work on freeing the mind and emotional responses that feel stuck or are cycling through a painful and traumatic loop. We learn to challenge and soothe our inner critic, that part of us that says we are doing the things wrong and not worthy of love and care. And we discover ways to engage with disembodiment and dissociation, reconnecting with our bodies
Clients I work with are seeking change. I am trained in engaging with a broad spectrum of mental health experiences. I also specialize in working with people who have obsessive thoughts / behaviors, Intrusively loud inner critics, and those experiencing trauma induced dissociation. We work on freeing the mind and emotional responses that feel stuck or are cycling through a painful and traumatic loop. We learn to challenge and soothe our inner critic, that part of us that says we are doing the things wrong and not worthy of love and care. And we discover ways to engage with disembodiment and dissociation, reconnecting with our bodies
(503) 966-0532 View (503) 966-0532
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Chantia Sturman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97403  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients - I provide individual online counseling for two distinct specialties: eating disorders and Christian-based therapy. Have you spent countless hours (or years) struggling with your relationship with food and your body? For many this is a battle that not only impacts your mental health, but also impacts your relationships, college or career performance, and overall wellbeing. Recovery from issues related to food and body image is possible. I use knowledge acquired from specialized training in eating disorders and disordered eating to walk alongside you as you navigate the road toward healing.
Currently accepting new clients - I provide individual online counseling for two distinct specialties: eating disorders and Christian-based therapy. Have you spent countless hours (or years) struggling with your relationship with food and your body? For many this is a battle that not only impacts your mental health, but also impacts your relationships, college or career performance, and overall wellbeing. Recovery from issues related to food and body image is possible. I use knowledge acquired from specialized training in eating disorders and disordered eating to walk alongside you as you navigate the road toward healing.
(541) 275-2259 View (541) 275-2259
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Laura Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97405
Do you want more aliveness in your life, your love, your work, your play? Do you want to develop the skills to engage more creatively and effectively with the challenges you face? I help you to understand and change relationship conflict; communicate more honestly and effectively; recover from grief and loss; stop giving your power away - exude more natural authority and self-possession; move on from addictions and other self-defeating behavior patterns; deal with anger, depression, worry, shame, and self-criticism.
Do you want more aliveness in your life, your love, your work, your play? Do you want to develop the skills to engage more creatively and effectively with the challenges you face? I help you to understand and change relationship conflict; communicate more honestly and effectively; recover from grief and loss; stop giving your power away - exude more natural authority and self-possession; move on from addictions and other self-defeating behavior patterns; deal with anger, depression, worry, shame, and self-criticism.
(541) 293-6846 View (541) 293-6846
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Kyle Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
What's drawing you to seek support? I enjoy working with individuals, adolescents, and families of a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. I have over 15 years experience in direct care roles, supporting people with challenges ranging from adjustment problems to more complex personality and mood disorders. I believe in practicing a therapy that respects and appreciates the full complexity of the world, our communities, and each of us as individuals. I believe that we all do the best we can given the lives we've lived.
What's drawing you to seek support? I enjoy working with individuals, adolescents, and families of a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. I have over 15 years experience in direct care roles, supporting people with challenges ranging from adjustment problems to more complex personality and mood disorders. I believe in practicing a therapy that respects and appreciates the full complexity of the world, our communities, and each of us as individuals. I believe that we all do the best we can given the lives we've lived.
(541) 209-5595 View (541) 209-5595
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Keyonna S McCulloch
Clinical Social Work Associate, CWSA, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97405
My passion comes from helping people grow internally as well as external. I believe in meeting people where they are and equipping them with the tools they need to connect with insight and peace. I strive to create a space that feels safe where this work can be done. I believe that each one of us has the capacity to heal and experience health and wholeness. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds especially those looking to use faith integration in practice. I also enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with depression and anxiety in particular kids and youth. I utilize a strengths-based approach in practice.
My passion comes from helping people grow internally as well as external. I believe in meeting people where they are and equipping them with the tools they need to connect with insight and peace. I strive to create a space that feels safe where this work can be done. I believe that each one of us has the capacity to heal and experience health and wholeness. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds especially those looking to use faith integration in practice. I also enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with depression and anxiety in particular kids and youth. I utilize a strengths-based approach in practice.
(458) 224-1860 View (458) 224-1860

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
92% Anxiety
92% Trauma and PTSD
92% Codependency
77% Relationship Issues
69% Family Conflict
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% PacificSource
67% Regence
56% Moda Health

How Therapists in Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene, OR see their clients

61% Online Only
39% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

54% Female
23% Male
23% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Laurel Hill Valley, Eugene?

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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.