Therapists in Portland, OR

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Photo of Stacey Johnson, LPC, LMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Stacey Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97215
Waitlist for new clients
Experiencing trauma/painful events at any age may cause us to feel overwhelmed, unsure, self-critical, anxious, or hopeless. These feelings can then create difficulties in managing our behaviors, our thoughts, and our relationships. I know many of us have tried for years to figure things out on our own and that seeking counseling takes great courage. I respect and honor the strength that clients bring into my office. Together, we can work to move beyond learned responses and toward healing - where you can work to develop self-regulation skills, improve mood, decrease anxiety, and build self-esteem.
Experiencing trauma/painful events at any age may cause us to feel overwhelmed, unsure, self-critical, anxious, or hopeless. These feelings can then create difficulties in managing our behaviors, our thoughts, and our relationships. I know many of us have tried for years to figure things out on our own and that seeking counseling takes great courage. I respect and honor the strength that clients bring into my office. Together, we can work to move beyond learned responses and toward healing - where you can work to develop self-regulation skills, improve mood, decrease anxiety, and build self-esteem.
(971) 340-4798 View (971) 340-4798
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Jessica Gotzler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
I enjoy working with a wide range of people and specialize in treating teens and young adults. My specialty areas include mood instability, anxiety, depression, issues related to gender identity and sexuality, difficulty launching into adulthood, and maladaptive coping mechanisms including self-harm and impulsive behaviors. I work well with people who are emotionally sensitive, may feel that they don’t belong, and have difficulty maintaining stable relationships. I strive to help people create a life that’s more enjoyable by learning to tolerate painful emotions and have more pleasant experiences.
I enjoy working with a wide range of people and specialize in treating teens and young adults. My specialty areas include mood instability, anxiety, depression, issues related to gender identity and sexuality, difficulty launching into adulthood, and maladaptive coping mechanisms including self-harm and impulsive behaviors. I work well with people who are emotionally sensitive, may feel that they don’t belong, and have difficulty maintaining stable relationships. I strive to help people create a life that’s more enjoyable by learning to tolerate painful emotions and have more pleasant experiences.
(971) 350-8703 View (971) 350-8703
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Alexandra Saperstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
I work with couples in crisis and individuals facing depression, life transitions, and/or other life challenges. I understand that finding a therapist can feel daunting so I offer an initial, free twenty minute phone consultation. This can help you decide if I may be a good fit for you at this time. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Relational Life Method Therapist, and an Advanced Trained Gottman Counselor, we'll work side by side to move from gridlock or pain towards more genuine connection and joy. I have helped hundreds of clients in the past decade. I look forward to connecting!
I work with couples in crisis and individuals facing depression, life transitions, and/or other life challenges. I understand that finding a therapist can feel daunting so I offer an initial, free twenty minute phone consultation. This can help you decide if I may be a good fit for you at this time. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Relational Life Method Therapist, and an Advanced Trained Gottman Counselor, we'll work side by side to move from gridlock or pain towards more genuine connection and joy. I have helped hundreds of clients in the past decade. I look forward to connecting!
(503) 406-3068 View (503) 406-3068
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Depression Weight Addiction | Andrew Friede, MD
MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204
We treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, ADHD, PTSD; addictions to opiates, stimulants, cannabis, alcohol, nicotine, etc. We treat overweight in the context of other mental health issues.
We treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, ADHD, PTSD; addictions to opiates, stimulants, cannabis, alcohol, nicotine, etc. We treat overweight in the context of other mental health issues.
(971) 277-4111 View (971) 277-4111
Photo of Greg Lucas, MA, MEd, Pre-Licensed Professional
Greg Lucas
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Accepting new clients June 24th, 2024. I work with individuals and couples facing a variety of challenges. I will help you tackle depression, anxiety, conflict, PTSD, grief and other challenges so that pain and fear do not block you from life satisfaction and good relationships. Where you feel stuck can be what propels you forward. What causes you pain can be what ultimately changes your life situation. My approach is sensitive, compassionate, humorous at times, and defined by a passion for helping others live their best life.
Accepting new clients June 24th, 2024. I work with individuals and couples facing a variety of challenges. I will help you tackle depression, anxiety, conflict, PTSD, grief and other challenges so that pain and fear do not block you from life satisfaction and good relationships. Where you feel stuck can be what propels you forward. What causes you pain can be what ultimately changes your life situation. My approach is sensitive, compassionate, humorous at times, and defined by a passion for helping others live their best life.
(503) 479-4789 View (503) 479-4789
Photo of Kellyjoy Kanaley, MS, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kellyjoy Kanaley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I offer EMDR, Mindful CBT, Body-Centered, Transpersonal Psychotherapy for individuals and couples. The style of therapy I offer aims to help you recognize and develop your full potential, and to connect with a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. This approach to therapy can be particularly helpful if you are seeking a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world, and if you are seeking to integrate spiritual experiences into your life or if you are in pursuit of a creative project and you are experiencing blocks.
I offer EMDR, Mindful CBT, Body-Centered, Transpersonal Psychotherapy for individuals and couples. The style of therapy I offer aims to help you recognize and develop your full potential, and to connect with a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. This approach to therapy can be particularly helpful if you are seeking a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world, and if you are seeking to integrate spiritual experiences into your life or if you are in pursuit of a creative project and you are experiencing blocks.
(503) 536-1097 View (503) 536-1097
Photo of Christine Salas, LCSW, HTCP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Christine Salas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, HTCP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges? I believe in your inherent strengths and abilities, and I'm committed to helping you achieve your goals of finding inner peace, emotional well-being, and greater fulfillment in life. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Healing Touch Certified Practitioner/Energy Healer (HTCP), I provide a unique, compassionate, non-judgemental, safe space where you can freely express yourself. Let's work together as a team towards your healing and growth, and create positive change in your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges? I believe in your inherent strengths and abilities, and I'm committed to helping you achieve your goals of finding inner peace, emotional well-being, and greater fulfillment in life. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Healing Touch Certified Practitioner/Energy Healer (HTCP), I provide a unique, compassionate, non-judgemental, safe space where you can freely express yourself. Let's work together as a team towards your healing and growth, and create positive change in your life.
(503) 867-8550 View (503) 867-8550
Photo of Michelle Sarchiapone, PCA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Michelle Sarchiapone
Pre-Licensed Professional, PCA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97218
I draw on over 25 years of experience with somatics, mindfulness/meditation, and the creative arts to bring a unique synergy of skills to my counseling approach. In our sessions, you can expect to go beyond conventional therapy, merging somatic practices with a deep exploration into your emotional world and, often, what lies beyond the self. In our time together, we will engage with your body's wisdom and reimagine personal narratives, turning these insights into practical actions for holistic healing and self-growth.
I draw on over 25 years of experience with somatics, mindfulness/meditation, and the creative arts to bring a unique synergy of skills to my counseling approach. In our sessions, you can expect to go beyond conventional therapy, merging somatic practices with a deep exploration into your emotional world and, often, what lies beyond the self. In our time together, we will engage with your body's wisdom and reimagine personal narratives, turning these insights into practical actions for holistic healing and self-growth.
(971) 278-9293 View (971) 278-9293
Photo of Julie Brockman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Julie Brockman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97280
*My practice is currently full and I am not accepting new clients. ....My work as a therapist is well suited for those that are spiritual/intuitive, as well as drawn to holistic and alternative approaches. I use energy psychology protocals to effectively clear long standing beliefs patterns and behaviors that most traditional talk therapy modalities aren't able to. Using whole brain techniques, clairvoyance and powerful questions we can access your wisdom and create the life you truly desire. My work is especially helpful for those who want to stop judging themselves & their bodies. You can learn to love you.
*My practice is currently full and I am not accepting new clients. ....My work as a therapist is well suited for those that are spiritual/intuitive, as well as drawn to holistic and alternative approaches. I use energy psychology protocals to effectively clear long standing beliefs patterns and behaviors that most traditional talk therapy modalities aren't able to. Using whole brain techniques, clairvoyance and powerful questions we can access your wisdom and create the life you truly desire. My work is especially helpful for those who want to stop judging themselves & their bodies. You can learn to love you.
(503) 967-8166 View (503) 967-8166
Photo of Angie Tanyi, LPC, MPH, Licensed Professional Counselor
Angie Tanyi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Accepting new clients. Are you struggling to live the life you want? Do you keep finding yourself in the same place without knowing how to change? Current situations & events can trigger old pain & trauma which can be confusing & negatively impact relationships. They can also lead to creating misguided stories that you tell yourself & that keep you anxious or in fight/flight states. We sometimes need help untangling & making sense of our experiences &/or trauma in life in order to thrive. Through non-judgmental warmth, compassion & self-reflection, we re-wire old thoughts and behaviors and help you live a more authentic life.
Accepting new clients. Are you struggling to live the life you want? Do you keep finding yourself in the same place without knowing how to change? Current situations & events can trigger old pain & trauma which can be confusing & negatively impact relationships. They can also lead to creating misguided stories that you tell yourself & that keep you anxious or in fight/flight states. We sometimes need help untangling & making sense of our experiences &/or trauma in life in order to thrive. Through non-judgmental warmth, compassion & self-reflection, we re-wire old thoughts and behaviors and help you live a more authentic life.
(503) 676-6669 View (503) 676-6669
Photo of Kate Bentley, LCSW, CADC 1, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kate Bentley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC 1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. I am a queer identified therapist, who is person centered, relational and utilize practices from the following modalities: Brainspotting, Mindfulness, Somatic Awareness, Motivational Interviewing, Parts Work, The Invitation to Change Approach, 12 step, Harm Reduction and Self Compassion. I bring a unique perspective and have a relaxed, kind demeanor that typically puts people at ease. I have both training and lived experience in the following areas: Substance Use Disorders, navigating relationship with folks with SUD's, traumatic grief, trauma, LGBTQIA2S+ issues, mood d/o. I am kink, ENM and sex positive.
Hello and welcome. I am a queer identified therapist, who is person centered, relational and utilize practices from the following modalities: Brainspotting, Mindfulness, Somatic Awareness, Motivational Interviewing, Parts Work, The Invitation to Change Approach, 12 step, Harm Reduction and Self Compassion. I bring a unique perspective and have a relaxed, kind demeanor that typically puts people at ease. I have both training and lived experience in the following areas: Substance Use Disorders, navigating relationship with folks with SUD's, traumatic grief, trauma, LGBTQIA2S+ issues, mood d/o. I am kink, ENM and sex positive.
(503) 758-3750 View (503) 758-3750
Photo of Shelley Sauer, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Shelley Sauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97225
Waitlist for new clients
Life inevitably involves some pain, but it is not necessary to suffer needlessly. If you seek some relief and would like a greater degree of peace, I may be able to help. What I offer is to support you in finding clarity, accessing your inherent wisdom to develop a kinder, often more realistic perspective, and then identify and begin to take steps to help you feel relief and works towards a solution. This solution may include a change in lifestyle or in your perspective. I bring a compassionate and educated approach, and actively collaborate with you on what could be most helpful.
Life inevitably involves some pain, but it is not necessary to suffer needlessly. If you seek some relief and would like a greater degree of peace, I may be able to help. What I offer is to support you in finding clarity, accessing your inherent wisdom to develop a kinder, often more realistic perspective, and then identify and begin to take steps to help you feel relief and works towards a solution. This solution may include a change in lifestyle or in your perspective. I bring a compassionate and educated approach, and actively collaborate with you on what could be most helpful.
(503) 567-4490 View (503) 567-4490
Photo of Tara Russell Paul, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tara Russell Paul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Starting a healing journey is a big step, and I am excited to meet you here. I love working with folks who want to do deep healing work. I focus on attachment and relationships, healing from complex trauma, and discovering your sexual self. This work can be very meaningful for individuals and couples. You can visit my website to see more detail about this work and how I approach it. The most important variable in successful therapy is the individual's feelings of trust and safety with the therapist. My first goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable to be yourself.
Starting a healing journey is a big step, and I am excited to meet you here. I love working with folks who want to do deep healing work. I focus on attachment and relationships, healing from complex trauma, and discovering your sexual self. This work can be very meaningful for individuals and couples. You can visit my website to see more detail about this work and how I approach it. The most important variable in successful therapy is the individual's feelings of trust and safety with the therapist. My first goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable to be yourself.
(512) 717-5972 View (512) 717-5972
Photo of Christina Gonçalves, MSW, CSWA
Christina Gonçalves
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed, depressed, on edge from anxiety or stressed? Perhaps you feel stuck, despite your efforts? You’re not alone. I’m here to help. Let’s be honest, sometimes we all need a little help & support, even if we’ve tried working on it for a while on our own. Life can be complex & hard at times. Sometimes we find ourselves facing issues of pain stemming from racism, poverty, and/or different types of trauma (including religious trauma). As a biracial & multicultural therapist (Latina/White/ Brazilian born), I would be honored to collaborate on how we can work together to get the relief or changes you desire.
Feeling overwhelmed, depressed, on edge from anxiety or stressed? Perhaps you feel stuck, despite your efforts? You’re not alone. I’m here to help. Let’s be honest, sometimes we all need a little help & support, even if we’ve tried working on it for a while on our own. Life can be complex & hard at times. Sometimes we find ourselves facing issues of pain stemming from racism, poverty, and/or different types of trauma (including religious trauma). As a biracial & multicultural therapist (Latina/White/ Brazilian born), I would be honored to collaborate on how we can work together to get the relief or changes you desire.
(971) 278-9371 View (971) 278-9371
Photo of Dr. Kit Sluys, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Kit Sluys
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204
That constant nagging voice of “Am I good enough?” is ever present. Feeling pulled to please everyone, you are worn down. From the outside, it looks like you’ve got it together! On the inside, you’re stressed, doubting yourself, and wondering if you can feel true joy again. You don’t know where to begin to change things and worry about failing, so you don’t do anything. Questioning if you even deserve to feel better, you are left feeling stuck and alone in this cave of overwhelm, while life keeps going on without you.
That constant nagging voice of “Am I good enough?” is ever present. Feeling pulled to please everyone, you are worn down. From the outside, it looks like you’ve got it together! On the inside, you’re stressed, doubting yourself, and wondering if you can feel true joy again. You don’t know where to begin to change things and worry about failing, so you don’t do anything. Questioning if you even deserve to feel better, you are left feeling stuck and alone in this cave of overwhelm, while life keeps going on without you.
(971) 253-7370 View (971) 253-7370
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Beau Henderson
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97215
Not accepting new clients
Kids and teens face a challenging and confusing world where terrible things can happen. Sometimes kids need a safe place and a safe person, outside the family, to help them heal, grow and move forward with confidence. Most kids don’t like to sit still and talk about their feelings; they want to be understood and valued while having fun. We’ll keep this in mind as we work together to combine research-based and developmentally appropriate methods like play therapy, sand tray therapy, wilderness therapy and talk therapy to create a personal and intentional counseling process that is engaging, fun and healing.
Kids and teens face a challenging and confusing world where terrible things can happen. Sometimes kids need a safe place and a safe person, outside the family, to help them heal, grow and move forward with confidence. Most kids don’t like to sit still and talk about their feelings; they want to be understood and valued while having fun. We’ll keep this in mind as we work together to combine research-based and developmentally appropriate methods like play therapy, sand tray therapy, wilderness therapy and talk therapy to create a personal and intentional counseling process that is engaging, fun and healing.
(503) 406-3848 View (503) 406-3848
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The Willow Tree Holistic Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97224  (Online Only)
I provide individual services to adults age 25 and older. I have a special focus on helping people recover from family dysfunction, religious or school abuse, and complex trauma. Many of my clients are the children of parents with personality disorders, and some suffer from these disorders as well. My services are designed to help you heal from the past and re-work personal relationships to establish healthier boundaries. My approach to services is investigative, supportive and direct. There is great benefit to listening and affirming a client, but I tend to work with those looking for a more direct. goal-oriented method.
I provide individual services to adults age 25 and older. I have a special focus on helping people recover from family dysfunction, religious or school abuse, and complex trauma. Many of my clients are the children of parents with personality disorders, and some suffer from these disorders as well. My services are designed to help you heal from the past and re-work personal relationships to establish healthier boundaries. My approach to services is investigative, supportive and direct. There is great benefit to listening and affirming a client, but I tend to work with those looking for a more direct. goal-oriented method.
(971) 260-3514 View (971) 260-3514
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Kasey Joffe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist for new clients! I believe that therapy is an opportunity to build understanding and self-compassion in the areas of your life that present challenge and develop confidence and clarity in managing those challenges. My approach to therapy is humanistic, strengths-based and trauma and culturally informed. I utilize evidence-based, attachment-focused, psychodynamic and somatic approaches to support and collaborate with clients in recognizing their own resiliency and innate capacity to heal. I value authenticity, humor and ease within the therapeutic relationship and the opportunity to support you in your journey to healing.
Waitlist for new clients! I believe that therapy is an opportunity to build understanding and self-compassion in the areas of your life that present challenge and develop confidence and clarity in managing those challenges. My approach to therapy is humanistic, strengths-based and trauma and culturally informed. I utilize evidence-based, attachment-focused, psychodynamic and somatic approaches to support and collaborate with clients in recognizing their own resiliency and innate capacity to heal. I value authenticity, humor and ease within the therapeutic relationship and the opportunity to support you in your journey to healing.
(503) 755-8155 View (503) 755-8155
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Dean Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
I have taken my clinical training combined it with decades of experience and tested and tried my theories by accomplishing what many people would deem impossible feats of endurance. My approaches are more than just "head knowledge." They work for real people in real life. I am convinced that I am not anyone special. If a practice/principle works for me, it will probably work even better for you.
I have taken my clinical training combined it with decades of experience and tested and tried my theories by accomplishing what many people would deem impossible feats of endurance. My approaches are more than just "head knowledge." They work for real people in real life. I am convinced that I am not anyone special. If a practice/principle works for me, it will probably work even better for you.
(503) 506-4701 View (503) 506-4701
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Lily Suhanovsky
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
Currently accepting new clients! My name is Lily, and I am thrilled to support to you on your path toward healing and self-discovery. My intention is to provide a non-judgmental space for you to explore your experiences and help you step into your unique authenticity. Clients who feel drawn to work with me have a desire for a deeper connection to themselves, hope to learn how to regulate and express their emotions, have somatic complaints, or are feeling disconnected or uncertain. I hope to guide you towards a place of greater well-being and harmony, so you can live a more fulfilling life.
Currently accepting new clients! My name is Lily, and I am thrilled to support to you on your path toward healing and self-discovery. My intention is to provide a non-judgmental space for you to explore your experiences and help you step into your unique authenticity. Clients who feel drawn to work with me have a desire for a deeper connection to themselves, hope to learn how to regulate and express their emotions, have somatic complaints, or are feeling disconnected or uncertain. I hope to guide you towards a place of greater well-being and harmony, so you can live a more fulfilling life.
(503) 743-7289 View (503) 743-7289

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Portland, OR

3,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% PacificSource
47% Aetna
37% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Portland, OR see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Portland?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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