Therapists in Portland, OR

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Photo of Danette C. Gillespie-Otto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Danette C. Gillespie-Otto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
Communion is being together and speaking the language of the heart. It is a spiritual and psychological journey with a companion who cares. If you are seeking peace, clarity, deeper meaning in life, more satisfaction in your relationships, greater creativity, and improved well-being, I am here to assist you on your journey of wellness. I specialize in working with Women of Color. If anxiety, grief, past trauma, racism, internalized oppression, cultural dislocation, workplace or relationship stress prevent you from being who you want to be, I am here to help you find your true Self.
Communion is being together and speaking the language of the heart. It is a spiritual and psychological journey with a companion who cares. If you are seeking peace, clarity, deeper meaning in life, more satisfaction in your relationships, greater creativity, and improved well-being, I am here to assist you on your journey of wellness. I specialize in working with Women of Color. If anxiety, grief, past trauma, racism, internalized oppression, cultural dislocation, workplace or relationship stress prevent you from being who you want to be, I am here to help you find your true Self.
(503) 766-5783 x482 View (503) 766-5783 x482
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Debbie Bensching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MSWAC, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
I guide the process of working through problems to enhance performance in activities of daily living in work, relationships, recreation & professional settings. Problem areas include difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, grief & loss, women's issues, habit disorders, addictions recovery: drugs, alcohol, food; ACOA, family members affected by addiction, trauma: post-traumatic stress, rape, abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), dissociative disorders, relationships: marriage / domestic partner, parent-child, divorce/ separation, parenting. Also work with difficulties with sleep, relaxation, or underperforming.
I guide the process of working through problems to enhance performance in activities of daily living in work, relationships, recreation & professional settings. Problem areas include difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, grief & loss, women's issues, habit disorders, addictions recovery: drugs, alcohol, food; ACOA, family members affected by addiction, trauma: post-traumatic stress, rape, abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), dissociative disorders, relationships: marriage / domestic partner, parent-child, divorce/ separation, parenting. Also work with difficulties with sleep, relaxation, or underperforming.
(503) 406-3624 View (503) 406-3624
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Ramon Nava
FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
I'm Ray Nava, a highly driven mental health provider with a background in family medicine. I leverage this background to adopt a comprehensive and holistic approach towards mental health care. My professional journey has led me to work with a culturally diverse population across various states including, Arizona, Texas, Oregon, and New York. Additionally, I am able to serve Spanish speaking clients and offer my services in Spanish.
I'm Ray Nava, a highly driven mental health provider with a background in family medicine. I leverage this background to adopt a comprehensive and holistic approach towards mental health care. My professional journey has led me to work with a culturally diverse population across various states including, Arizona, Texas, Oregon, and New York. Additionally, I am able to serve Spanish speaking clients and offer my services in Spanish.
(971) 233-3716 View (971) 233-3716
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David Kline
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
I practice from several approaches, but something that makes me different is my training and ability to practice Anti-Racist Trauma-Informed Care when appropriate and indicated for consenting clients. Unequal access to resources and social prejudice and discrimination creates difference of opportunity that shape people and family’s ability to create sustainable predictability, which often leaders to intergenerational trauma and stress. This area of focus is often disregarded or uncomfortable to discuss, with therapy being little exception to that rule.
I practice from several approaches, but something that makes me different is my training and ability to practice Anti-Racist Trauma-Informed Care when appropriate and indicated for consenting clients. Unequal access to resources and social prejudice and discrimination creates difference of opportunity that shape people and family’s ability to create sustainable predictability, which often leaders to intergenerational trauma and stress. This area of focus is often disregarded or uncomfortable to discuss, with therapy being little exception to that rule.
(503) 486-4873 View (503) 486-4873
Photo of Haley T Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Haley T Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting Professional Counselor Associates and Marriage and Family Therapist Associates for both individual and group supervision. I have an upcoming group supervision beginning on Wednesday, June 19th, 5-6:30 pm. I particularly enjoy supporting neurodivergent therapists and those in private practice. I primarily work with LGBTQIA2S+ and neurodivergent populations, individuals dealing with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body shame, those seeking EMDR therapy, and ICBT for OCD.
I am currently accepting Professional Counselor Associates and Marriage and Family Therapist Associates for both individual and group supervision. I have an upcoming group supervision beginning on Wednesday, June 19th, 5-6:30 pm. I particularly enjoy supporting neurodivergent therapists and those in private practice. I primarily work with LGBTQIA2S+ and neurodivergent populations, individuals dealing with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body shame, those seeking EMDR therapy, and ICBT for OCD.
(971) 307-2552 View (971) 307-2552
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Kit Edwards
Clinical Social Work Associate, QMHP-R, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I believe that people are more than their diagnoses. I recognize that a strong therapeutic relationship with a client creates a powerful foundation for growth and change. These two values are at the basis of my practice. I am part of both the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities and my practice affirms these and other marginalized identities. I enjoy helping clients embrace parts of themself that society dismisses and categorizes as weird or different.
I believe that people are more than their diagnoses. I recognize that a strong therapeutic relationship with a client creates a powerful foundation for growth and change. These two values are at the basis of my practice. I am part of both the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities and my practice affirms these and other marginalized identities. I enjoy helping clients embrace parts of themself that society dismisses and categorizes as weird or different.
(503) 461-8598 View (503) 461-8598
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Lexi Marquardt Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
From the very beginning, I work to build trust and a foundation for my clients that allows them to feel safe to share and explore their personal narrative. I empower individuals to recognize that they have the ability to change negative ways of thinking, create new patterns of relationships with themselves and others, and set boundaries that allow them to move through the world feeling supported. My main focus is treating eating disorders using the HAES foundation. I am a certified clinical trauma professional currently working on my EMDR certification. Other modalities I utilize are CBT, DBT, IFS, Solution Focused, MI, and more.
From the very beginning, I work to build trust and a foundation for my clients that allows them to feel safe to share and explore their personal narrative. I empower individuals to recognize that they have the ability to change negative ways of thinking, create new patterns of relationships with themselves and others, and set boundaries that allow them to move through the world feeling supported. My main focus is treating eating disorders using the HAES foundation. I am a certified clinical trauma professional currently working on my EMDR certification. Other modalities I utilize are CBT, DBT, IFS, Solution Focused, MI, and more.
(971) 328-3338 View (971) 328-3338
Photo of Kitty Kloud, Pre-Licensed Professional in Portland, OR
Kitty Kloud
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215
You feel lost, hopeless, and overwhelmed. You may have just received a diagnosis or started to question if you may have ADHD. Or, You may have complex trauma and feel therapy isn't working. If you have struggled healing trauma in the past, are having problems managing your ADHD symptoms, I have proven techniques and skills that will help you take back control in your life and emotional world. Whatever your situation, you deserve relief. Give yourself the chance to thrive.
You feel lost, hopeless, and overwhelmed. You may have just received a diagnosis or started to question if you may have ADHD. Or, You may have complex trauma and feel therapy isn't working. If you have struggled healing trauma in the past, are having problems managing your ADHD symptoms, I have proven techniques and skills that will help you take back control in your life and emotional world. Whatever your situation, you deserve relief. Give yourself the chance to thrive.
(503) 832-6218 View (503) 832-6218
Photo of Jordana Krueger-Toscher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Jordana Krueger-Toscher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
I've specialized in helping folks through tough times for over two decades. Through a warm, down-to-earth, collaborative approach I'll partner with you to achieve your goals and find inner peace. By using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a focus on mindfulness and your unique strengths, I can help you understand and modify your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My areas of expertise include managing anxiety, reducing stress around relationships, family, work and life transitions, improving self esteem, setting boundaries, living with infertility and childlessness, adults with ADHD and living with neurodiverse children and partners.
I've specialized in helping folks through tough times for over two decades. Through a warm, down-to-earth, collaborative approach I'll partner with you to achieve your goals and find inner peace. By using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a focus on mindfulness and your unique strengths, I can help you understand and modify your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My areas of expertise include managing anxiety, reducing stress around relationships, family, work and life transitions, improving self esteem, setting boundaries, living with infertility and childlessness, adults with ADHD and living with neurodiverse children and partners.
(971) 248-2602 View (971) 248-2602
Photo of Bridget Saladino, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
Bridget Saladino
Professional Counselor Associate, MDiv, LPCA, NHA AT, KAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212
I provide a therapeutic bridge to healing, improved relationships, and how you want to be. We all experience some amount of trauma, grief, and loss, struggle with transitions, and frustration in our most important relationships. Healing and transformation are possible. You deserve to be heard and seen. I work with all age groups, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and belief systems with an affirming, non-judgmental approach. Are you ready for a breakthrough? I have the tools to help you break through quickly. Just need encouragement? We'll move at your pace on whatever you are ready to face with the tools to keep you safe.
I provide a therapeutic bridge to healing, improved relationships, and how you want to be. We all experience some amount of trauma, grief, and loss, struggle with transitions, and frustration in our most important relationships. Healing and transformation are possible. You deserve to be heard and seen. I work with all age groups, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and belief systems with an affirming, non-judgmental approach. Are you ready for a breakthrough? I have the tools to help you break through quickly. Just need encouragement? We'll move at your pace on whatever you are ready to face with the tools to keep you safe.
(503) 852-5662 View (503) 852-5662
Photo of Sally Foster Rudolph, Art Therapist in Portland, OR
Sally Foster Rudolph
Art Therapist, LCAT, ART-BC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97206
Do you seek emotional healing, spiritual transformation, or support through your grief? Perhaps you feel stuck in sadness, anger or anxiety, and need a way to express yourself and integrate your experiences. Perhaps you have lost a loved one, or your health, or a job, or an important relationship. Maybe the past is not allowing you to move forward. As a therapist, I strive to provide an accepting, genuine, creative, and hands-on way to process confusion, loss and trauma. I offer individual therapy, as well as grief groups.
Do you seek emotional healing, spiritual transformation, or support through your grief? Perhaps you feel stuck in sadness, anger or anxiety, and need a way to express yourself and integrate your experiences. Perhaps you have lost a loved one, or your health, or a job, or an important relationship. Maybe the past is not allowing you to move forward. As a therapist, I strive to provide an accepting, genuine, creative, and hands-on way to process confusion, loss and trauma. I offer individual therapy, as well as grief groups.
(503) 832-5061 View (503) 832-5061
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Nicole McDonald
MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
>Now accepting new clients!< You matter. And simply because you exist, you belong. This can be difficult to believe though if you have felt marginalized due to your neurodiversity, sexuality, or gender. I’m interested in exploring the marginalization you feel and helping you to find a sense of belonging in the world and in yourself. I want you to feel seen, heard, and understood. We might explore creatively through dreams, meditation, archetypes, enneagram type, or through somatic awareness.
>Now accepting new clients!< You matter. And simply because you exist, you belong. This can be difficult to believe though if you have felt marginalized due to your neurodiversity, sexuality, or gender. I’m interested in exploring the marginalization you feel and helping you to find a sense of belonging in the world and in yourself. I want you to feel seen, heard, and understood. We might explore creatively through dreams, meditation, archetypes, enneagram type, or through somatic awareness.
(971) 257-1606 View (971) 257-1606
Photo of Mary J DiOrio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Mary J DiOrio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients. Helping people achieve a higher quality life with more joy never gets old. Working with full spectrum eating disorders, ranging from people who are grappling with bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, compulsive/emotional eating, to orthorexia. I address body image concerns by helping clients gain insight in order to develop effective coping mechanisms. My practice includes working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, feeling "stuck" or seeking a higher quality of life, social phobias, and obsessive compulsive issues.
I am currently accepting new clients. Helping people achieve a higher quality life with more joy never gets old. Working with full spectrum eating disorders, ranging from people who are grappling with bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, compulsive/emotional eating, to orthorexia. I address body image concerns by helping clients gain insight in order to develop effective coping mechanisms. My practice includes working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, feeling "stuck" or seeking a higher quality of life, social phobias, and obsessive compulsive issues.
(971) 832-9986 View (971) 832-9986
Photo of John Coyle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
John Coyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, one of my primary intentions is to help my clients understand, respond to, successfully cope with, and make meaning of the difficulties they're going through. If you're dealing with symptoms of depression or anxiety, the impact of trauma or abuse, grief, or you suffer from symptoms of ADHD or Bipolar give me a call and let me help you achieve positive change, greater wellness, stability, and enrichment in life. I'm also a veteran of the US military, and so am uniquely qualified to understand the needs of veterans and their problems. I accept most major health insurance and private pay clients.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, one of my primary intentions is to help my clients understand, respond to, successfully cope with, and make meaning of the difficulties they're going through. If you're dealing with symptoms of depression or anxiety, the impact of trauma or abuse, grief, or you suffer from symptoms of ADHD or Bipolar give me a call and let me help you achieve positive change, greater wellness, stability, and enrichment in life. I'm also a veteran of the US military, and so am uniquely qualified to understand the needs of veterans and their problems. I accept most major health insurance and private pay clients.
(971) 339-0557 View (971) 339-0557
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Parenting With Connection
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself yelling more than you would like? Refereeing fights all day long? Treating your child in ways you later regret? Baffled or confused by your child’s behavior? Worrying there is something majorly wrong with your child? Or maybe something wrong with you? We can help. We understand the deep love and unbelievable exhaustion that comes with parenting. We can help you reframe and respond to your child in ways that will allow you to be the skilled, confident, and nurturing role model you can be. With many years of experience biological, foster and adoptive families, we can support you on your parenting journey.
Do you find yourself yelling more than you would like? Refereeing fights all day long? Treating your child in ways you later regret? Baffled or confused by your child’s behavior? Worrying there is something majorly wrong with your child? Or maybe something wrong with you? We can help. We understand the deep love and unbelievable exhaustion that comes with parenting. We can help you reframe and respond to your child in ways that will allow you to be the skilled, confident, and nurturing role model you can be. With many years of experience biological, foster and adoptive families, we can support you on your parenting journey.
(503) 902-6933 View (503) 902-6933
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Erin Fanshier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
We are in some unprecedented, challenging times, which may be presenting new challenges, or opening up old wounds. If you are feeling lost, anxious, stressed, or unable to break free of painful memories and experiences of the past, you have made the right first step! Whatever has brought you to therapy, I offer you a nonjudgmental space for calm, grounded healing. I believe everyone has the capacity for healing within themselves, and that everyone deserves to tell their story, and to find safety. All of my services are currently offered via secure video platform.
We are in some unprecedented, challenging times, which may be presenting new challenges, or opening up old wounds. If you are feeling lost, anxious, stressed, or unable to break free of painful memories and experiences of the past, you have made the right first step! Whatever has brought you to therapy, I offer you a nonjudgmental space for calm, grounded healing. I believe everyone has the capacity for healing within themselves, and that everyone deserves to tell their story, and to find safety. All of my services are currently offered via secure video platform.
(503) 213-9285 View (503) 213-9285
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Colleen Moloney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211
I've worked in the mental health field for over 30 years in a variety of settings and in private practice for 20 years. Currently I work with adults and couples. A primary focus of my work is centered around relationships which are both exciting and complicated.Therapy creates a safe, non-judgmental space for self reflection, connection and growth. With a sense of connection to your own values, you can make conscious and informed decisions about how you move in the world and in relationships. I see my job as helping you to discover and practice who you want to be.
I've worked in the mental health field for over 30 years in a variety of settings and in private practice for 20 years. Currently I work with adults and couples. A primary focus of my work is centered around relationships which are both exciting and complicated.Therapy creates a safe, non-judgmental space for self reflection, connection and growth. With a sense of connection to your own values, you can make conscious and informed decisions about how you move in the world and in relationships. I see my job as helping you to discover and practice who you want to be.
(971) 247-9890 View (971) 247-9890
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Hanna Omori
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-I
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Do you identify as a BIPOC woman who is feeling depleted from dealing with effects of systemic racism or ongoing micro-aggressions, and it's been affecting how you feel about yourself? Have you recently lost a loved one to suicide or homicide and feel alone in your pain?
Do you identify as a BIPOC woman who is feeling depleted from dealing with effects of systemic racism or ongoing micro-aggressions, and it's been affecting how you feel about yourself? Have you recently lost a loved one to suicide or homicide and feel alone in your pain?
(503) 832-5535 View (503) 832-5535
Photo of Hawthorne Healing Center, LLC - Courtney Arban, Pre-Licensed Professional in Portland, OR
Hawthorne Healing Center, LLC - Courtney Arban
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
If you're struggling to cope with life's challenges, yet hoping to find greater peace and fulfillment, I may be able to help. In honoring the collaborative nature of counseling, I intend to be present and compassionately walk alongside you as you deepen your understanding of self. I provide individual therapy and aid in increasing self-awareness and self-esteem, facing challenging life transitions, processing trauma, managing moods, becoming more assertive and setting healthier boundaries, and improving communication and intimacy in relationships (including parenting).
If you're struggling to cope with life's challenges, yet hoping to find greater peace and fulfillment, I may be able to help. In honoring the collaborative nature of counseling, I intend to be present and compassionately walk alongside you as you deepen your understanding of self. I provide individual therapy and aid in increasing self-awareness and self-esteem, facing challenging life transitions, processing trauma, managing moods, becoming more assertive and setting healthier boundaries, and improving communication and intimacy in relationships (including parenting).
(503) 843-8467 View (503) 843-8467
Photo of Zoë Schwartz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Zoë Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97230
I want to help you seek a more balanced life, build a greater sense of self acceptance, and develop the confidence to pursue growth. My goal as a therapist is to provide a supportive space where you can develop the skills necessary to enhance the quality of your life, heal from trauma and shame, and begin to live in greater alignment with your values. Using a strength-based therapeutic style centered around your knowledge and experience allows us to find strategies that will support you in managing unwanted symptoms. I value the importance that trust, humor, and transparency play in this process of exploration and change.
I want to help you seek a more balanced life, build a greater sense of self acceptance, and develop the confidence to pursue growth. My goal as a therapist is to provide a supportive space where you can develop the skills necessary to enhance the quality of your life, heal from trauma and shame, and begin to live in greater alignment with your values. Using a strength-based therapeutic style centered around your knowledge and experience allows us to find strategies that will support you in managing unwanted symptoms. I value the importance that trust, humor, and transparency play in this process of exploration and change.
(971) 290-1968 View (971) 290-1968

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
38% 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.