Therapists in Portland, OR

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Heather Shannon | Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, LCPC, CST
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Has sex become an elephant in the room instead of a way to feel close and connected? Maybe it seems like you trigger each other when it comes to sex. Or sex has simply become a chore. You might be feeling more like friends, co-parents or roommates instead of romantic partners. And it can be so difficult to talk to your partner about intimacy when it's a stressor....or you're not being intimate at all. Sex is admittedly a sensitive area that can bring up insecurities or ego, but there is a way to get back to feeling passionate and excited again. My goal is for you to feel safe, understood and able to express your authentic sexuality.
Has sex become an elephant in the room instead of a way to feel close and connected? Maybe it seems like you trigger each other when it comes to sex. Or sex has simply become a chore. You might be feeling more like friends, co-parents or roommates instead of romantic partners. And it can be so difficult to talk to your partner about intimacy when it's a stressor....or you're not being intimate at all. Sex is admittedly a sensitive area that can bring up insecurities or ego, but there is a way to get back to feeling passionate and excited again. My goal is for you to feel safe, understood and able to express your authentic sexuality.
(971) 265-3207 View (971) 265-3207
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Samantha Wolf
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
There are many different ways to heal, just as there are many different ways to grieve and process emotions. I believe that you do not need to have something “wrong” with you in order to seek help. Whether you have hit your personal rock bottom, or just a blip in the road, I will provide a safe and healing space to come along side you, and work collaboratively in order to find what feels authentic for you and your life. I care about my clients feeling acknowledged, comfortable and challenged when appropriate. Growth with a hefty side of warmth.
There are many different ways to heal, just as there are many different ways to grieve and process emotions. I believe that you do not need to have something “wrong” with you in order to seek help. Whether you have hit your personal rock bottom, or just a blip in the road, I will provide a safe and healing space to come along side you, and work collaboratively in order to find what feels authentic for you and your life. I care about my clients feeling acknowledged, comfortable and challenged when appropriate. Growth with a hefty side of warmth.
(503) 610-4450 View (503) 610-4450
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Deah Partak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCII, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you seeking inner growth, balance in life, or help with anxiety, depression, compassion fatigue and trauma? I am here to help you experience and respond to life authentically and skillfully. As long as I can remember, I have always respected the power of stories. Not just literature, but the real stories about our lives. We share our experiences, hear about our ancestors, and define who we are in this world through stories. Everyone’s story is important. Everyone has the right to author their own story and live their authentic life.
Are you seeking inner growth, balance in life, or help with anxiety, depression, compassion fatigue and trauma? I am here to help you experience and respond to life authentically and skillfully. As long as I can remember, I have always respected the power of stories. Not just literature, but the real stories about our lives. We share our experiences, hear about our ancestors, and define who we are in this world through stories. Everyone’s story is important. Everyone has the right to author their own story and live their authentic life.
(503) 536-1085 View (503) 536-1085
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Hailey Gonnerman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
I believe it is an honor to be trusted with a person's deepest emotions. I am here to offer you a space where you feel supported, understood, and challenged to explore those difficult and seemingly hard to reach places within yourself. I will foster a trusting relationship where, together, we can identify the strengths you already have, in order to cultivate change, growth, and healing. I approach therapy through an experiential lens (understanding, accepting, and experiencing emotions that guide our behaviors).
I believe it is an honor to be trusted with a person's deepest emotions. I am here to offer you a space where you feel supported, understood, and challenged to explore those difficult and seemingly hard to reach places within yourself. I will foster a trusting relationship where, together, we can identify the strengths you already have, in order to cultivate change, growth, and healing. I approach therapy through an experiential lens (understanding, accepting, and experiencing emotions that guide our behaviors).
(971) 257-1617 View (971) 257-1617
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Jacey Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97216  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with survivors of trauma for ten years. As a child survivor of narcissistic and abusive parents myself, I have fallen in love with the work of assisting survivors on their own path to safety, healing, and even joy! I specialize in survivors of narcissistic abuse, especially within adult children of narcissistic parents and intimate partners of narcissists. Having a Narcissist parent/partner is something you can only truly understand if you have experienced it personally, and it is my mission in life to use my own experiences and knowledge to help YOU understand and heal from the impacts of this kind of abuse.
I have worked with survivors of trauma for ten years. As a child survivor of narcissistic and abusive parents myself, I have fallen in love with the work of assisting survivors on their own path to safety, healing, and even joy! I specialize in survivors of narcissistic abuse, especially within adult children of narcissistic parents and intimate partners of narcissists. Having a Narcissist parent/partner is something you can only truly understand if you have experienced it personally, and it is my mission in life to use my own experiences and knowledge to help YOU understand and heal from the impacts of this kind of abuse.
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Laurel D. Oziel, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
Not accepting new clients
Please feel free to look me up on past patient rating/review sites like healthgrades.com, kudzu.com, OregonLive.com, EverydayHealth.com, Alltherapist.com, bestoftheweb.com, superpages.com. My focus is on direct, short term therapy that helps you resolve the problems you bring in as quickly but thoroughly as possible. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, panics, depression, PTSD, relationship and sexual problems and gender specific problems.50% of my patient referrals come from past patients, 40% come from physicians and other therapists and 10% come from online reviews from past patients.
Please feel free to look me up on past patient rating/review sites like healthgrades.com, kudzu.com, OregonLive.com, EverydayHealth.com, Alltherapist.com, bestoftheweb.com, superpages.com. My focus is on direct, short term therapy that helps you resolve the problems you bring in as quickly but thoroughly as possible. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, panics, depression, PTSD, relationship and sexual problems and gender specific problems.50% of my patient referrals come from past patients, 40% come from physicians and other therapists and 10% come from online reviews from past patients.
(503) 928-3842 View (503) 928-3842
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Marc Parker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213
Waitlist for new clients
I provide psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment for older adults. These evaluations can be useful in providing diagnostic clarity, and in exploring changes in memory and cognitive functioning. All assessments include a feedback session, during which I go over my findings and make recommendations for improving quality of life. I also write a detailed report, which I can send to other medical providers with a signed release.
I provide psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment for older adults. These evaluations can be useful in providing diagnostic clarity, and in exploring changes in memory and cognitive functioning. All assessments include a feedback session, during which I go over my findings and make recommendations for improving quality of life. I also write a detailed report, which I can send to other medical providers with a signed release.
(503) 227-3090 View (503) 227-3090
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Olivia Lin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97266
Olivia utilizes a holistic, client-centered approach marked by presence and curiosity, honoring people's lived experiences. Trauma sensitivity, socioeconomic awareness, and cultural intersectionality inform her practice. Olivia is committed to fostering a non-judgmental therapeutic environment while exploring the facets of clients' lives that clients wish to navigate. Employing an array of integrated tools and leveraging client strengths, Olivia works collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families, illuminating pathways for personal and systemic growth.
Olivia utilizes a holistic, client-centered approach marked by presence and curiosity, honoring people's lived experiences. Trauma sensitivity, socioeconomic awareness, and cultural intersectionality inform her practice. Olivia is committed to fostering a non-judgmental therapeutic environment while exploring the facets of clients' lives that clients wish to navigate. Employing an array of integrated tools and leveraging client strengths, Olivia works collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families, illuminating pathways for personal and systemic growth.
(503) 300-5176 View (503) 300-5176
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Azin Ghoreyshi
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97231  (Online Only)
accepting new clients! My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Are you self-aware, but needing some extra support around understanding your experience and making necessary changes in order to thrive? Are you navigating a challenging relationship, situation or transition? Do you need new tools for self-regulating? My primary objective as a therapist is to establish a nonjudgmental and nurturing environment where I can help you recognize and address the thought patterns and behaviors that may be impeding your progress towards realizing your highest potential.
accepting new clients! My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Are you self-aware, but needing some extra support around understanding your experience and making necessary changes in order to thrive? Are you navigating a challenging relationship, situation or transition? Do you need new tools for self-regulating? My primary objective as a therapist is to establish a nonjudgmental and nurturing environment where I can help you recognize and address the thought patterns and behaviors that may be impeding your progress towards realizing your highest potential.
(503) 743-7330 View (503) 743-7330
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Atma Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215
I'm William Venturelli and I run Atma Counseling. Do you feel like you can't truly be yourself? Do you feel like something is holding you back? I can help you gain a better understanding of the "why's" in your life. Have you ever asked yourself "why do I keep doing that?" "why am I like this?" or "why do I feel this way?" We can explore these themes and more in a way that honors your uniqueness and without any judgment. Your counseling experience here will not be rigid or preconceived, instead, it will be a process of discovery where you will begin to live with more choice, courage and freedom. It's time to rediscover yourself.
I'm William Venturelli and I run Atma Counseling. Do you feel like you can't truly be yourself? Do you feel like something is holding you back? I can help you gain a better understanding of the "why's" in your life. Have you ever asked yourself "why do I keep doing that?" "why am I like this?" or "why do I feel this way?" We can explore these themes and more in a way that honors your uniqueness and without any judgment. Your counseling experience here will not be rigid or preconceived, instead, it will be a process of discovery where you will begin to live with more choice, courage and freedom. It's time to rediscover yourself.
(971) 803-5828 View (971) 803-5828
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Bob Linhares
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
I treat adults experiencing a variety of life's challenges, including relationship problems, transition challenges, career worries, money-related difficulties, health concerns, anxiety, and depression. This work combines practical guidance, problem solving and education. My therapeutic style is collaborative. Together, we look for insight into the origins of unwanted behavioral, emotional, and relationship patterns, then use that new knowledge to develop strategies to help you get "unstuck" and move forward in your life.
I treat adults experiencing a variety of life's challenges, including relationship problems, transition challenges, career worries, money-related difficulties, health concerns, anxiety, and depression. This work combines practical guidance, problem solving and education. My therapeutic style is collaborative. Together, we look for insight into the origins of unwanted behavioral, emotional, and relationship patterns, then use that new knowledge to develop strategies to help you get "unstuck" and move forward in your life.
(971) 259-8965 View (971) 259-8965
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Meaghan Lewis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist licensed at the doctoral level in Oregon. I specialize in providing the most up to date interventions supported by research. My approach to psychotherapy is evidence-based, compassionate, and tailored to your needs. I consider therapy a collaborative process and would love to work with you to create meaningful and lasting changes. While I am a generalist, I have particular expertise in the areas of trauma/PTSD, women's mental health/gender equity concerns, substance use, anxiety, depression, and OCD. I am committed to anti-racist practice, women's empowerment, and welcome clients from all backgrounds.
I am a clinical psychologist licensed at the doctoral level in Oregon. I specialize in providing the most up to date interventions supported by research. My approach to psychotherapy is evidence-based, compassionate, and tailored to your needs. I consider therapy a collaborative process and would love to work with you to create meaningful and lasting changes. While I am a generalist, I have particular expertise in the areas of trauma/PTSD, women's mental health/gender equity concerns, substance use, anxiety, depression, and OCD. I am committed to anti-racist practice, women's empowerment, and welcome clients from all backgrounds.
(971) 247-3145 View (971) 247-3145
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Relationship Centered Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Are you feeling internally conflicted? Is that is making you feel stuck and anxious? Maybe that internal conflict is manifesting in conflicts with others? Maybe you are just going around in circles in or your head, or worse, on a downward spiral? Do you berate yourself and it doesn't help? Are you ready to be kinder to yourself? Are you ready to be curious about yourself? Are you ready to get along with yourself and others better? Do you want more freedom, choice, autonomy, even agency in your life, but are struggling with how to get it? I can help with a "yes" to any or all of these questions.
Are you feeling internally conflicted? Is that is making you feel stuck and anxious? Maybe that internal conflict is manifesting in conflicts with others? Maybe you are just going around in circles in or your head, or worse, on a downward spiral? Do you berate yourself and it doesn't help? Are you ready to be kinder to yourself? Are you ready to be curious about yourself? Are you ready to get along with yourself and others better? Do you want more freedom, choice, autonomy, even agency in your life, but are struggling with how to get it? I can help with a "yes" to any or all of these questions.
(503) 308-7860 View (503) 308-7860
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Natasha Monica Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Many people grow up in dysfunction and therefore they relate in inappropriate ways. Clients that I have helped the most typically relate to these dysfunctional ways: They guess at what normal is. They judge themselves without mercy. They have difficulty relaxing and enjoying life. They have difficulty with intimate relationships. They over-react to changes over which they have no control. They constantly seek approval and affirmation. They feel that they are different from other people. They avoid conflict or aggravate it; rarely do they deal with it. They fear failure, but sabotage their success.
Many people grow up in dysfunction and therefore they relate in inappropriate ways. Clients that I have helped the most typically relate to these dysfunctional ways: They guess at what normal is. They judge themselves without mercy. They have difficulty relaxing and enjoying life. They have difficulty with intimate relationships. They over-react to changes over which they have no control. They constantly seek approval and affirmation. They feel that they are different from other people. They avoid conflict or aggravate it; rarely do they deal with it. They fear failure, but sabotage their success.
(503) 836-5216 View (503) 836-5216
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Amanda Best
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
If you’ve ever felt stuck in your relationship, alone in your sexual exploration, incapable of overcoming your triggers, or just unsupported, you’re in the right place. As a the founder of Bold Growth Therapy, I offer a direct and challenging yet nurturing presence to not only reach your therapeutic goals but to generate a deep internal belief system that speaks to your capability of being loved and deserving of connection. Whether it be navigating relationship injuries, betrayals, sexual concerns, life transitions, family issues, or trauma triggers; managing anxiety, or deepening your relationship, I'm here to facilitate change!
If you’ve ever felt stuck in your relationship, alone in your sexual exploration, incapable of overcoming your triggers, or just unsupported, you’re in the right place. As a the founder of Bold Growth Therapy, I offer a direct and challenging yet nurturing presence to not only reach your therapeutic goals but to generate a deep internal belief system that speaks to your capability of being loved and deserving of connection. Whether it be navigating relationship injuries, betrayals, sexual concerns, life transitions, family issues, or trauma triggers; managing anxiety, or deepening your relationship, I'm here to facilitate change!
(503) 506-4941 View (503) 506-4941
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Jennifer L. Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
Carrying insecurities, guilt and grief for example is not a burden you have to shoulder alone. Opening up about your troubling thoughts and painful emotions within the context of a deep and therapeutic relationship can have a profound and lasting impact. I work well with clients who are open, curious and motivated for change. I have expertise in working with people suffering from mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, BPD and other life transitions.
Carrying insecurities, guilt and grief for example is not a burden you have to shoulder alone. Opening up about your troubling thoughts and painful emotions within the context of a deep and therapeutic relationship can have a profound and lasting impact. I work well with clients who are open, curious and motivated for change. I have expertise in working with people suffering from mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, BPD and other life transitions.
(443) 731-2030 View (443) 731-2030
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Megan Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Welcome. I am a clinician with 24 plus years of clinical practice and extensive experience with a number of somatic therapies. I specialize in working with complex trauma but, generally speaking, my clients seek support with relationships or overwhelming emotional states that impact some aspect of their lives.
Welcome. I am a clinician with 24 plus years of clinical practice and extensive experience with a number of somatic therapies. I specialize in working with complex trauma but, generally speaking, my clients seek support with relationships or overwhelming emotional states that impact some aspect of their lives.
(503) 713-6166 View (503) 713-6166
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La Christiana Harris
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern, MS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Not accepting new clients
Unsure of who you truly are underneath it all? Have you spent too much time trying to fit into stories that were given to you by circumstances of survival? Showing up as your real self and asking for acceptance can feel like a big risk. I get it. Existing is hard. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by the pressure of being our perfect self and hiding what feels right. Therapy can help call in your authentic self, and call out what doesn’t feel right, so you can cultivate a life that feels fulfilling. You are allowed to fall completely apart and be met with compassion and support through identity’s growing pains.
Unsure of who you truly are underneath it all? Have you spent too much time trying to fit into stories that were given to you by circumstances of survival? Showing up as your real self and asking for acceptance can feel like a big risk. I get it. Existing is hard. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by the pressure of being our perfect self and hiding what feels right. Therapy can help call in your authentic self, and call out what doesn’t feel right, so you can cultivate a life that feels fulfilling. You are allowed to fall completely apart and be met with compassion and support through identity’s growing pains.
(503) 479-4109 View (503) 479-4109
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Seth Chapman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I help individuals and couples clarify and strengthen their relationship goals. Learning how to build more satisfying relationships leads to lasting change and empowerment. Old, less helpful ways of thinking are replaced with new, more realistic ideas of self-acceptance and how to rely on others. The result is a clearer picture of one's strengths, limitations, and belonging in the world.
I help individuals and couples clarify and strengthen their relationship goals. Learning how to build more satisfying relationships leads to lasting change and empowerment. Old, less helpful ways of thinking are replaced with new, more realistic ideas of self-acceptance and how to rely on others. The result is a clearer picture of one's strengths, limitations, and belonging in the world.
(971) 306-4814 View (971) 306-4814
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Tony Aucoin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, CDWF-C
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97201  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help can be terrifying especially when we're hurting. Throughout the past decade I've worked with University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work, Menninger Clinic, The Council on Recovery and Montrose Center. I have specific interest in working with men and couples who are looking to deepen intimacy within themselves and in their relationships. As an educator and clinical supervisor, I offer guidance to students as they establish and fine-tune their love for this work. I commit myself to co-creating a therapeutic environment where safety and growth are of top priority. We are in this together.
Reaching out for help can be terrifying especially when we're hurting. Throughout the past decade I've worked with University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work, Menninger Clinic, The Council on Recovery and Montrose Center. I have specific interest in working with men and couples who are looking to deepen intimacy within themselves and in their relationships. As an educator and clinical supervisor, I offer guidance to students as they establish and fine-tune their love for this work. I commit myself to co-creating a therapeutic environment where safety and growth are of top priority. We are in this together.
(832) 786-5348 View (832) 786-5348

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

54% 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.