Therapists in Santa Clara, Eugene, OR

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True Life Restorative
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
I genuinely believe freedom, health, wholeness, and hope are God-given possibilities for everyone. Unfortunately, these freedoms have been lost due to traumas, life patterns, and circumstances, and the human heart desperately seeks to regain them. With the right support, clients can pull on their resilient strengths to make responsible choices to function in a healthier life-sustaining way. Counseling and psychotherapy can assist in the understanding and healing process. It is a privilege to help restore to the individual what life events, relationships, or our own choices have stolen from us.
I genuinely believe freedom, health, wholeness, and hope are God-given possibilities for everyone. Unfortunately, these freedoms have been lost due to traumas, life patterns, and circumstances, and the human heart desperately seeks to regain them. With the right support, clients can pull on their resilient strengths to make responsible choices to function in a healthier life-sustaining way. Counseling and psychotherapy can assist in the understanding and healing process. It is a privilege to help restore to the individual what life events, relationships, or our own choices have stolen from us.
(541) 262-6430 View (541) 262-6430
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Willow Ann Rose
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
Life is a gift and challenge! Those ways of living you once created or were taught may no longer be beneficial. Releasing old hurts allows room for change. We all get stuck at times! Compassionate psychotherapy can be the first step toward imagining new possibilities. Together we explore "old" ways that may inhibit your abilities to befriend yourself and create positive connection with others. Awareness, , Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, and other offerings can help you identify next steps and support your intentions for change. At root, healing is courage, self empowerment and engaging with the wise resources at your center.
Life is a gift and challenge! Those ways of living you once created or were taught may no longer be beneficial. Releasing old hurts allows room for change. We all get stuck at times! Compassionate psychotherapy can be the first step toward imagining new possibilities. Together we explore "old" ways that may inhibit your abilities to befriend yourself and create positive connection with others. Awareness, , Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, and other offerings can help you identify next steps and support your intentions for change. At root, healing is courage, self empowerment and engaging with the wise resources at your center.
(541) 237-7047 View (541) 237-7047
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Christina Martínez-Clay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
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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Wendy Nims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! Seeking support and asking for help is the first, and often the most difficult, step in the healing journey. I celebrate this step with you, and I am honored you are here. In my work with children, adolescents, individuals and families I strive to create a warm and genuine connection that provides a sense of partnership. Together we will highlight the strengths, identify the challenges and navigate the waves of change, helping you reach the sense of well-being you are desiring.
Welcome! Seeking support and asking for help is the first, and often the most difficult, step in the healing journey. I celebrate this step with you, and I am honored you are here. In my work with children, adolescents, individuals and families I strive to create a warm and genuine connection that provides a sense of partnership. Together we will highlight the strengths, identify the challenges and navigate the waves of change, helping you reach the sense of well-being you are desiring.
(541) 275-5279 View (541) 275-5279
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Nicole Woolsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404  (Online Only)
The only constant in life is change. This constant is felt in the passage of time, in recovery, in the building and breaking of relationships, in employment, in impact from trauma, in family, in health, in ability, in society, in the world. At Blue Skies Counseling I am dedicated to supporting the navigation of change, through person focused counseling.
The only constant in life is change. This constant is felt in the passage of time, in recovery, in the building and breaking of relationships, in employment, in impact from trauma, in family, in health, in ability, in society, in the world. At Blue Skies Counseling I am dedicated to supporting the navigation of change, through person focused counseling.
(541) 250-4139 View (541) 250-4139
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Attachement Based Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
What I hear most often from clients are, "I've been to other therapists, and you are different. This feels like I'm changing!" When you are with me, you will know that 100% of my attuned attention is with you. I pay attention to what you say, how you say it, what your body movement tells me, and what your history tells me. If you are seeking support for yourself for inner healing from trauma (all sorts), Attachment wounding, Post Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, postpartum depression or anxiety, chronic illness, anxiety, panic, grief, life transitions, or you are in a relationship that needs support, contact me.
What I hear most often from clients are, "I've been to other therapists, and you are different. This feels like I'm changing!" When you are with me, you will know that 100% of my attuned attention is with you. I pay attention to what you say, how you say it, what your body movement tells me, and what your history tells me. If you are seeking support for yourself for inner healing from trauma (all sorts), Attachment wounding, Post Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, postpartum depression or anxiety, chronic illness, anxiety, panic, grief, life transitions, or you are in a relationship that needs support, contact me.
(541) 402-4348 View (541) 402-4348
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Radical Embodiment Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
Not accepting new clients
Pursuing therapy is a courageous choice. I believe therapy offers a supportive, non-judgmental, and inclusive space in which to explore your innate capacity for growth and healing. I support children, adults, and families with concerns related to eating disorders, trauma and dissociation, LGBTQ+ experiences, chronic illness/disability issues, anxiety, somatic concerns, and life transitions. My therapeutic relationships are most often marked by compassion, warmth, humor, and empathy, and my overall approach is collaborative and client-centered, embodied by intersectional feminist, anti-oppressive, and social justice-oriented values.
Pursuing therapy is a courageous choice. I believe therapy offers a supportive, non-judgmental, and inclusive space in which to explore your innate capacity for growth and healing. I support children, adults, and families with concerns related to eating disorders, trauma and dissociation, LGBTQ+ experiences, chronic illness/disability issues, anxiety, somatic concerns, and life transitions. My therapeutic relationships are most often marked by compassion, warmth, humor, and empathy, and my overall approach is collaborative and client-centered, embodied by intersectional feminist, anti-oppressive, and social justice-oriented values.
(541) 403-8058 View (541) 403-8058
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Mark A Saren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, MBA, CWC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients. I help clients who seek to increase their strengths, awareness, openness, flexibility, intelligence (IQ and EQ), resiliency, create empowering processes and solutions leading to meaningful life engagement, and improving quality of life. I have worked with all ages, backgrounds and issues, individuals, couples and families. I have found the best predictor of effective therapy is how well the client connects with the therapist. I am open to working with all people, cultures and conditions.
I am accepting new clients. I help clients who seek to increase their strengths, awareness, openness, flexibility, intelligence (IQ and EQ), resiliency, create empowering processes and solutions leading to meaningful life engagement, and improving quality of life. I have worked with all ages, backgrounds and issues, individuals, couples and families. I have found the best predictor of effective therapy is how well the client connects with the therapist. I am open to working with all people, cultures and conditions.
(541) 293-8434 View (541) 293-8434
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Elizabeth Peacock
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
Note: I am currently accepting new clients. I strongly believe in the human potential for growth and healing. My work focuses on accessing the inherent strength and wisdom that exists in all of us through insight and therapeutic support. My goal is to help clients feel empowered and confident to create the changes they want to make within themselves and their relationships. Whether you are processing past trauma, working through feelings of anxiety and depression, or wanting to develop healthier relationship and family dynamics, I create a safe and comfortable environment to support your healing journey.
Note: I am currently accepting new clients. I strongly believe in the human potential for growth and healing. My work focuses on accessing the inherent strength and wisdom that exists in all of us through insight and therapeutic support. My goal is to help clients feel empowered and confident to create the changes they want to make within themselves and their relationships. Whether you are processing past trauma, working through feelings of anxiety and depression, or wanting to develop healthier relationship and family dynamics, I create a safe and comfortable environment to support your healing journey.
(458) 241-5971 View (458) 241-5971
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Yara Tethys
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients at this time, sorry! My therapy style is influenced by the work of Brené Brown, who writes, "We are all made of strength and struggle." I am a cheerleader in the best sense of that word; I will encourage you to build on your strengths and support you through your struggles. I am passionate about helping people move towards self-acceptance and away from shame and self-doubt. I strive to be authentic, compassionate, and respectful, and to foster a relationship where you feel genuinely seen and valued.
Not accepting new clients at this time, sorry! My therapy style is influenced by the work of Brené Brown, who writes, "We are all made of strength and struggle." I am a cheerleader in the best sense of that word; I will encourage you to build on your strengths and support you through your struggles. I am passionate about helping people move towards self-acceptance and away from shame and self-doubt. I strive to be authentic, compassionate, and respectful, and to foster a relationship where you feel genuinely seen and valued.
(458) 207-3133 View (458) 207-3133
Photo of Heather Johnson - Raising Resilience , Licensed Professional Counselor
Raising Resilience
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404  (Online Only)
I am accepting new Tele-Therapy individuals & couples. It takes a lot of courage to admit you need help. However, it's the first step. I am excited to work with a vast array of clients, including those in the LGBTQ+/BDSM/Kink/Consensual Non-Monogamy community and those with religious shame, veterans, & those with criminal & substance use histories. If you are searching for internal stability, & grounding, I would love to help facilitate personal growth in a compassionate & safe environment. My goal is to assist you in moving towards self-acceptance & away from shame.
I am accepting new Tele-Therapy individuals & couples. It takes a lot of courage to admit you need help. However, it's the first step. I am excited to work with a vast array of clients, including those in the LGBTQ+/BDSM/Kink/Consensual Non-Monogamy community and those with religious shame, veterans, & those with criminal & substance use histories. If you are searching for internal stability, & grounding, I would love to help facilitate personal growth in a compassionate & safe environment. My goal is to assist you in moving towards self-acceptance & away from shame.
(407) 974-7270 View (407) 974-7270
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Mary Grace Brogdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404  (Online Only)
If you need to find or regain a sense of joy, purpose, or flow in your daily life, I want to help. Whether you struggle with grief, depression, anxiety, trauma or a difficult relationship or situation, I am ready to help you find your path forward. I have some specialized skills and knowledge working with elders and their family members around issues that arise in the golden years from a decade spent working on a geriatric hospital unit. I also have years of experience working with dually diagnosed clients. One is never too old or too sick to aspire.
If you need to find or regain a sense of joy, purpose, or flow in your daily life, I want to help. Whether you struggle with grief, depression, anxiety, trauma or a difficult relationship or situation, I am ready to help you find your path forward. I have some specialized skills and knowledge working with elders and their family members around issues that arise in the golden years from a decade spent working on a geriatric hospital unit. I also have years of experience working with dually diagnosed clients. One is never too old or too sick to aspire.
(541) 526-7712 View (541) 526-7712
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Melissa Gomsrud
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy supporting individuals, children and families. My style is warm and down to earth. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, Brief Solution Focused, and Play Therapy to assist you, or your child, in sharing your story, resolve conflicts and accomplishing peaceful change. It is my belief that problems are often developed and sustained through well-established habits of thinking and behavior. I provide a safe setting, and have a respectful approach, to addressing problems. I work in partnership with you utilizing your strengths and resources to create positive change!
I enjoy supporting individuals, children and families. My style is warm and down to earth. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, Brief Solution Focused, and Play Therapy to assist you, or your child, in sharing your story, resolve conflicts and accomplishing peaceful change. It is my belief that problems are often developed and sustained through well-established habits of thinking and behavior. I provide a safe setting, and have a respectful approach, to addressing problems. I work in partnership with you utilizing your strengths and resources to create positive change!
(541) 361-5087 View (541) 361-5087
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Mike Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC I, SJS, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
Personal counseling, wellness, and ecotherapy accepting July and Aug appts. Compassionate, experienced, welcoming. Versatile assistance for individuals, couples/relationships, addictions, family. And telehealth. 20+ yrs experience, evidence-based and proven outcomes. Assists relationships, boundaries, trauma, loss, community, isolation, stress, addictions, depression, anger, anxiety, life transitions, . LGBTQIA+ affirming, experience/care, social justice cert. Groups. workshops. Specialties incl. addictions, relationship, wellness, PTSD, DBT, EFT, IFS, trauma/EMDR, socialization, community reconnection. turningtidescounseling.org
Personal counseling, wellness, and ecotherapy accepting July and Aug appts. Compassionate, experienced, welcoming. Versatile assistance for individuals, couples/relationships, addictions, family. And telehealth. 20+ yrs experience, evidence-based and proven outcomes. Assists relationships, boundaries, trauma, loss, community, isolation, stress, addictions, depression, anger, anxiety, life transitions, . LGBTQIA+ affirming, experience/care, social justice cert. Groups. workshops. Specialties incl. addictions, relationship, wellness, PTSD, DBT, EFT, IFS, trauma/EMDR, socialization, community reconnection. turningtidescounseling.org
(458) 219-3073 View (458) 219-3073
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Chuck Craytor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
Would you like to bring more awareness, clarity, and peace of mind to your life? Do you want to live more authentically, with more ease and confidence in your relationship with your self and the difference you make, but feel stuck? You know you can do more and are not giving up, but right may not see how to move forward. You want to live a more fulfilling life and achieve closeness with others. You can make meaningful progress, achieve closeness with others, and experience increased joy and success.
Would you like to bring more awareness, clarity, and peace of mind to your life? Do you want to live more authentically, with more ease and confidence in your relationship with your self and the difference you make, but feel stuck? You know you can do more and are not giving up, but right may not see how to move forward. You want to live a more fulfilling life and achieve closeness with others. You can make meaningful progress, achieve closeness with others, and experience increased joy and success.
(541) 787-4834 View (541) 787-4834
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Jill Leffingwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
If depression, anxiety, past trauma, addiction, or unhealthy relationships, are creating barriers in your life, don't suffer in silence alone. Come visit with me. My office is located in a beautiful nature setting by the river. I work with children and adolescents as well as adults, and enjoy working with couples and families in addition to individual therapy. I use compassion and unconditional acceptance to create a safe container in which to learn new ways of coping with, and moving past whatever situation you might find yourself in.
If depression, anxiety, past trauma, addiction, or unhealthy relationships, are creating barriers in your life, don't suffer in silence alone. Come visit with me. My office is located in a beautiful nature setting by the river. I work with children and adolescents as well as adults, and enjoy working with couples and families in addition to individual therapy. I use compassion and unconditional acceptance to create a safe container in which to learn new ways of coping with, and moving past whatever situation you might find yourself in.
(541) 516-6183 View (541) 516-6183
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Katharyn Waterfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I truly believe that you have not landed here by accident. ~Welcome!~ If you are feeling stuck in persistent, limiting patterns and just can't seem to find your way out, or you are facing unexpected or difficult changes in your life, I can help. Together we will empower and support you to navigate the unfamiliar, and to find the reasons AND the solutions for the old stuck patterns. I am dedicated to supporting you in your personal growth including through these important transitions. Transitions: Let's make them Your Thresholds into greater Living and Wholeness.
I truly believe that you have not landed here by accident. ~Welcome!~ If you are feeling stuck in persistent, limiting patterns and just can't seem to find your way out, or you are facing unexpected or difficult changes in your life, I can help. Together we will empower and support you to navigate the unfamiliar, and to find the reasons AND the solutions for the old stuck patterns. I am dedicated to supporting you in your personal growth including through these important transitions. Transitions: Let's make them Your Thresholds into greater Living and Wholeness.
(503) 487-0289 View (503) 487-0289
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Dave Lechnyr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist with extensive training in conflict management, improving communication, and rebuilding trust. I've also noticed that deciding to go to therapy tends tconjure up every TV or movie depiction of a client and therapist sitting in a dimly lit room while the client talks and talks about their problems. They never show the actual work that is necessary for real change to happen. They just show weekly sessions, and BOOM… an epiphany is made and they’re all better. Sadly, many of us have been in therapy on and off for years, mistakenly thinking that this was all that was necessary. You want more than that.
I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist with extensive training in conflict management, improving communication, and rebuilding trust. I've also noticed that deciding to go to therapy tends tconjure up every TV or movie depiction of a client and therapist sitting in a dimly lit room while the client talks and talks about their problems. They never show the actual work that is necessary for real change to happen. They just show weekly sessions, and BOOM… an epiphany is made and they’re all better. Sadly, many of us have been in therapy on and off for years, mistakenly thinking that this was all that was necessary. You want more than that.
(541) 705-4666 View (541) 705-4666
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Amy Iddings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
Not accepting new clients
I’ll be honest: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with you, and I don’t think individual therapy is the answer. I imagine you are doing your best to be okay in a very unwell culture – a culture of toxic individualism, a system designed to make us forget who we are, and what's important. II believe in a future where we will remember our connections to each other, ourselves, our planet, and heal in community. Til then, though, I’m here with you. I work from the basic belief that I don’t know what you need, but together we will find it. What if healing isn't about doing more, but about un-becoming everything that is not you?
I’ll be honest: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with you, and I don’t think individual therapy is the answer. I imagine you are doing your best to be okay in a very unwell culture – a culture of toxic individualism, a system designed to make us forget who we are, and what's important. II believe in a future where we will remember our connections to each other, ourselves, our planet, and heal in community. Til then, though, I’m here with you. I work from the basic belief that I don’t know what you need, but together we will find it. What if healing isn't about doing more, but about un-becoming everything that is not you?
(208) 273-9497 View (208) 273-9497
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Mattie McClaskey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, Eugene, OR 97404
Being vulnerable and sharing your story can be difficult whether we are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, or trauma. My goal is to connect with you and create a safe, nonjudgmental space where I am happy to walk alongside you on your journey. I recognize that you are the expert in your own life, and I believe in the inherent ability of each individual to create hope, change, and healing for themselves. I partner with the people I work with to support and empower them to identify meaningful goals, broaden and build strengths, learn new tools, and process and heal difficult experiences.
Being vulnerable and sharing your story can be difficult whether we are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, or trauma. My goal is to connect with you and create a safe, nonjudgmental space where I am happy to walk alongside you on your journey. I recognize that you are the expert in your own life, and I believe in the inherent ability of each individual to create hope, change, and healing for themselves. I partner with the people I work with to support and empower them to identify meaningful goals, broaden and build strengths, learn new tools, and process and heal difficult experiences.
(458) 216-2630 View (458) 216-2630
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Santa Clara, Eugene, OR

40+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Santa Clara, Eugene, OR who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
77% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
74% Life Transitions
72% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% PacificSource
46% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
43% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Santa Clara, Eugene, OR see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
24% Male
7% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Clara, 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.