Therapists in Portland, OR

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Mary Ann Russell
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97216
I believe every one of us is wired for healing and wholeness. My role as a counselor is to support you in removing the barriers to being your true self. I provide trauma-informed solution-focused therapy. We will focus on a specific goal until you feel you have progressed.
I believe every one of us is wired for healing and wholeness. My role as a counselor is to support you in removing the barriers to being your true self. I provide trauma-informed solution-focused therapy. We will focus on a specific goal until you feel you have progressed.
(503) 852-5267 View (503) 852-5267
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Holistic Community Therapy
Occupational Therapist, OTD, MHA, OTR/L, QMHP-C
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97220
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS! This practice has multiple clinicians. Contact us for more details. Are you trying to figure out how you will adjust to a new and different environment? Or wanting to tune-up your daily routine? Are you uncertain of how to move forward in your life? Have you set some things down to just get through? We've got you. Most people I work with are in transition and looking to find new ways to engage in meaningful activities. I work with adults who want to play an active role in their therapy and transformation. Most people are open to "doing" during sessions and interested in making an impact today.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS! This practice has multiple clinicians. Contact us for more details. Are you trying to figure out how you will adjust to a new and different environment? Or wanting to tune-up your daily routine? Are you uncertain of how to move forward in your life? Have you set some things down to just get through? We've got you. Most people I work with are in transition and looking to find new ways to engage in meaningful activities. I work with adults who want to play an active role in their therapy and transformation. Most people are open to "doing" during sessions and interested in making an impact today.
(971) 251-1105 View (971) 251-1105
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Anna Hennings
MA, CMPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215
As a certified mental performance consultant with an MA in Sport Psychology, I work with athletes and performers who want to conquer their performance anxiety, strengthen their confidence, and renegotiate their relationship with making mistakes. Often, my clients feel like they: get stuck in their own heads; have trouble letting go of mistakes; struggle with perfectionism; are self-critical and getting in their own way; have to perform under pressure; are not communicating well with a coach or teammate; have lost confidence in skills that used to be second nature; and/or are struggling with the demands of being a student-athlete.
As a certified mental performance consultant with an MA in Sport Psychology, I work with athletes and performers who want to conquer their performance anxiety, strengthen their confidence, and renegotiate their relationship with making mistakes. Often, my clients feel like they: get stuck in their own heads; have trouble letting go of mistakes; struggle with perfectionism; are self-critical and getting in their own way; have to perform under pressure; are not communicating well with a coach or teammate; have lost confidence in skills that used to be second nature; and/or are struggling with the demands of being a student-athlete.
(503) 739-9858 View (503) 739-9858
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Holistic Healing Pdx
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, QMHP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
Our group practice was founded with shared passion for helping folks who have experienced trauma and/or difficult childhood experiences to heal, reconnect to a sense of safety within themselves, and find the freedom to pursue a meaningful life without being stuck in the past. We are also interested and passionate about helping folks navigate trauma, OCD, anxiety disorders, and attachment difficulties that often show up in our closest relationships.
Our group practice was founded with shared passion for helping folks who have experienced trauma and/or difficult childhood experiences to heal, reconnect to a sense of safety within themselves, and find the freedom to pursue a meaningful life without being stuck in the past. We are also interested and passionate about helping folks navigate trauma, OCD, anxiety disorders, and attachment difficulties that often show up in our closest relationships.
(503) 809-5263 View (503) 809-5263
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Talks With June
Clinical Social Work Associate, MA, CSWA, QMHP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97230  (Online Only)
"What's wrong with me" "I'm tired of this" "No one understands me" "Will things stay like this forever", are these some of the thoughts that run through your head? If so I am here to help you understand and assist you in getting a better understanding of what is going on in your life. For some of us life can bring some significant challenges, stressors or transitions that just have "you stuck" in unproductive patterns in relationships, work, school or just life in general. I am a Clinical Social Worker who wants to help people transform personal challenges into life-enhancing opportunities.
"What's wrong with me" "I'm tired of this" "No one understands me" "Will things stay like this forever", are these some of the thoughts that run through your head? If so I am here to help you understand and assist you in getting a better understanding of what is going on in your life. For some of us life can bring some significant challenges, stressors or transitions that just have "you stuck" in unproductive patterns in relationships, work, school or just life in general. I am a Clinical Social Worker who wants to help people transform personal challenges into life-enhancing opportunities.
(503) 928-6512 View (503) 928-6512
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Desiree Dawn Stang
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADCIII
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97233
Are you looking for counseling for yourself or you teenager? Are you or your teen depressed, anxious or angry? Whether you have experienced something traumatic, or you are struggling with minor issues I want to help. I enjoy helping people with a wide variety of problems including mental health issues, addictions, grief, and relationship problems. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives. It is my desire as a counselor to join the client as a collaborative team, cooperatively setting and working towards counseling goals.
Are you looking for counseling for yourself or you teenager? Are you or your teen depressed, anxious or angry? Whether you have experienced something traumatic, or you are struggling with minor issues I want to help. I enjoy helping people with a wide variety of problems including mental health issues, addictions, grief, and relationship problems. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives. It is my desire as a counselor to join the client as a collaborative team, cooperatively setting and working towards counseling goals.
(503) 751-8756 View (503) 751-8756
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Gabriel Boyer
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
> > Accepting New Telehealth Clients < < You want someone who is compassionate and responsive, who is open and respectful, and who isn’t afraid to go with you into difficult places. That's my goal: to be on your side, to be with you, and to be real—so you have the support needed to move through and to flourish. Our work begins by creating a unique space—a safe space—so you can stretch out and explore more fully. We'll connect the dots using parts work, turning towards feeling and body experience, and exploring dynamics in the present—tools that support deeper connections, address root issues, and create meaningful change.
> > Accepting New Telehealth Clients < < You want someone who is compassionate and responsive, who is open and respectful, and who isn’t afraid to go with you into difficult places. That's my goal: to be on your side, to be with you, and to be real—so you have the support needed to move through and to flourish. Our work begins by creating a unique space—a safe space—so you can stretch out and explore more fully. We'll connect the dots using parts work, turning towards feeling and body experience, and exploring dynamics in the present—tools that support deeper connections, address root issues, and create meaningful change.
(503) 436-6647 View (503) 436-6647
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Cat (Adhd) Findley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
If white knuckling, self shaming, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps worked, you’d be “cured” a billion times over. It doesn’t. At least not for me or people whose brains are different. Our minds race and it feels impossible to turn off and rest. Sometimes we use substances or other behaviors in a harmful way just to get through the day. There’s more to life out there. A more peaceful and meaningful life is possible. We need to go deeper and get to the root of things. I’ll go with you.
If white knuckling, self shaming, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps worked, you’d be “cured” a billion times over. It doesn’t. At least not for me or people whose brains are different. Our minds race and it feels impossible to turn off and rest. Sometimes we use substances or other behaviors in a harmful way just to get through the day. There’s more to life out there. A more peaceful and meaningful life is possible. We need to go deeper and get to the root of things. I’ll go with you.
(541) 827-3325 View (541) 827-3325
Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinic
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
We offer therapy and medication management for depression, anxiety, child/family issues, trauma, ADD, and a wide range of other concerns. We can bill most OHP plans in the metro area for therapy and medication management services.
We offer therapy and medication management for depression, anxiety, child/family issues, trauma, ADD, and a wide range of other concerns. We can bill most OHP plans in the metro area for therapy and medication management services.
(503) 446-2147 View (503) 446-2147
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Clayton Hartmann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97203  (Online Only)
Dr. Clayton Hartmann is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Oregon. Dr. Hartmann specializes in helping clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family difficulties, stress, and substance abuse, through the lens of psychodynamic psychotherapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. He also integrates attachment, gender, and cultural theory into his work, helping his patients unpack how their current conflicts are socially and culturally located.
Dr. Clayton Hartmann is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Oregon. Dr. Hartmann specializes in helping clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family difficulties, stress, and substance abuse, through the lens of psychodynamic psychotherapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. He also integrates attachment, gender, and cultural theory into his work, helping his patients unpack how their current conflicts are socially and culturally located.
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Thea Renee Hosford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97217
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for support? Are you feeling stuck? Reaching out and deciding to seek therapy can be scary. My goal as your therapist is to help you navigate your way through learned negative beliefs about yourself and the world and to begin to build and install healthier ones. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals in the emergency department, ICU, trauma and inpatient settings. My area of focus includes depression, anxiety disorders, relationship/communication issues, grief/loss, mid life/end of life transitions, elder issues, and hospice.
Are you looking for support? Are you feeling stuck? Reaching out and deciding to seek therapy can be scary. My goal as your therapist is to help you navigate your way through learned negative beliefs about yourself and the world and to begin to build and install healthier ones. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals in the emergency department, ICU, trauma and inpatient settings. My area of focus includes depression, anxiety disorders, relationship/communication issues, grief/loss, mid life/end of life transitions, elder issues, and hospice.
(206) 350-5434 View (206) 350-5434
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Jamie Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
Thank you for viewing my profile. I’m glad that you’re seeking well-deserved support on your journey through life. I enjoy cocreating a therapy space that is uniquely tailored to you, aligned with your goals and values. I view therapy as a place to reflect on experiences, beliefs, and aspirations in order to gain more clarity about our self so that we find acceptance and implement change. I prioritize ethical and compassionate care for clients helping you to tap into your inner wisdom for sustainable growth. I celebrate diversity and engage from a respectful and humble position, always striving to learn and to take accountability.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I’m glad that you’re seeking well-deserved support on your journey through life. I enjoy cocreating a therapy space that is uniquely tailored to you, aligned with your goals and values. I view therapy as a place to reflect on experiences, beliefs, and aspirations in order to gain more clarity about our self so that we find acceptance and implement change. I prioritize ethical and compassionate care for clients helping you to tap into your inner wisdom for sustainable growth. I celebrate diversity and engage from a respectful and humble position, always striving to learn and to take accountability.
(971) 340-2659 View (971) 340-2659
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Scott Vignola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, YT200
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232
If your aims include greater insight and agency, while immersed in a new relationship experience that highlights patterns you may be unaware of, then a psychodynamic relational therapy may be ideal for you. You experience symptom relief as the process of treatment deepens: anxiety and depression, interpersonal conflict, these transform, opening new possibilities for your life. We highlight your sense of self and how your self-expression manifests, while illuminating the relational cycles you repeat with yourself, others, and through habits, as you develop a new capacity to understand and influence these aspects of your life.
If your aims include greater insight and agency, while immersed in a new relationship experience that highlights patterns you may be unaware of, then a psychodynamic relational therapy may be ideal for you. You experience symptom relief as the process of treatment deepens: anxiety and depression, interpersonal conflict, these transform, opening new possibilities for your life. We highlight your sense of self and how your self-expression manifests, while illuminating the relational cycles you repeat with yourself, others, and through habits, as you develop a new capacity to understand and influence these aspects of your life.
(503) 455-7826 View (503) 455-7826
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Sharad Yadav
Pre-Licensed Professional, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97266
Emotional and relational pain can’t be easily categorized with words like anxiety and depression. Each of us have our own stories and our pain is as unique as we are. Whether it is learning to carry the existing burden of a mental health diagnosis or exploring the sources of loneliness and worry, what helps more than labels is the ability to tell our stories in a way that is as hopeful as it is truthful. In over two decades of non-profit work I have learned to sit with people whose lives have been disrupted in the midst of their pain. As a clinician I hope to combine that empathetic human connection with evidence based practices.
Emotional and relational pain can’t be easily categorized with words like anxiety and depression. Each of us have our own stories and our pain is as unique as we are. Whether it is learning to carry the existing burden of a mental health diagnosis or exploring the sources of loneliness and worry, what helps more than labels is the ability to tell our stories in a way that is as hopeful as it is truthful. In over two decades of non-profit work I have learned to sit with people whose lives have been disrupted in the midst of their pain. As a clinician I hope to combine that empathetic human connection with evidence based practices.
(503) 974-0304 View (503) 974-0304
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Molly McDavitt Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
PLEASE NOTE I AM NOT TAKING NEW INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MY GROUPS LISTED BELOW. I am a Licensed Art Therapist (LAT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) offering individual, group, and family art therapy and counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field and love to work creatively with people to address issues in a new and different way. I am trained in both art therapy and general counseling so I can use any combination depending on your preference and what will best fit your needs.
PLEASE NOTE I AM NOT TAKING NEW INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MY GROUPS LISTED BELOW. I am a Licensed Art Therapist (LAT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) offering individual, group, and family art therapy and counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field and love to work creatively with people to address issues in a new and different way. I am trained in both art therapy and general counseling so I can use any combination depending on your preference and what will best fit your needs.
(503) 897-1073 View (503) 897-1073
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Lisa Pace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is helpful! Deciding to engage in therapy may not be an easy decision; I assure that you will be met with warmth, compassion and respect. I incorporate a mindfulness approach to treatment and utilize acceptance and change strategies to help you reach your goals. My approach is collaborative, welcoming and non-judgmental. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the field since 2007. I have experience working in varied settings including community mental health center's, hospital/ER settings, Portland DBT Institute, Inc and private practice.
Therapy is helpful! Deciding to engage in therapy may not be an easy decision; I assure that you will be met with warmth, compassion and respect. I incorporate a mindfulness approach to treatment and utilize acceptance and change strategies to help you reach your goals. My approach is collaborative, welcoming and non-judgmental. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the field since 2007. I have experience working in varied settings including community mental health center's, hospital/ER settings, Portland DBT Institute, Inc and private practice.
(503) 406-6254 View (503) 406-6254
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Mary J Evrard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients : please send me an email telling me a bit about yourself. My background is working with people struggling with substance abuse, trauma survivors, the LGBTQ community, couples and all forms of families and poly people. I have worked with those with traumatic brain injuries, people with autism, grief and loss, crisis pregnancies, adoption issues, children in foster care and people living with HIV and AIDS. I am proud to have worked in a variety of settings and with people who need support, clarity, and space to heal.
I am currently accepting new clients : please send me an email telling me a bit about yourself. My background is working with people struggling with substance abuse, trauma survivors, the LGBTQ community, couples and all forms of families and poly people. I have worked with those with traumatic brain injuries, people with autism, grief and loss, crisis pregnancies, adoption issues, children in foster care and people living with HIV and AIDS. I am proud to have worked in a variety of settings and with people who need support, clarity, and space to heal.
(971) 247-1194 View (971) 247-1194
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Jessica Xiong
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I am a compassionate therapist specializing in religious and spiritual counseling rooted in Christianity. I provide support to clients facing challenges such as trauma, anxiety, and stress management. My approach is holistic, integrating emotional, cognitive-behavioral, and spiritual techniques to foster genuine therapeutic connections within a safe and nurturing space.
Hello and welcome! I am a compassionate therapist specializing in religious and spiritual counseling rooted in Christianity. I provide support to clients facing challenges such as trauma, anxiety, and stress management. My approach is holistic, integrating emotional, cognitive-behavioral, and spiritual techniques to foster genuine therapeutic connections within a safe and nurturing space.
(503) 809-5113 View (503) 809-5113
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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
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Stanley Edward Wipfli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
If you feel stuck, anxious or depressed, I can help. You may be exhausted due to the stress of worrying all the time. Or, you lack energy and motivation and struggle with feelings of low self-worth. Perhaps you've had a traumatic experience or suffer from PTSD. You might be using alcohol or drugs as a coping strategy. You're tired of struggling, and you want to find a way out of the turmoil. You long to feel more in control. You wish you could move through life with more ease and experience more joy. If only you could feel good about yourself and have more fulfilling relationships. With evidence based treatments I can help.
If you feel stuck, anxious or depressed, I can help. You may be exhausted due to the stress of worrying all the time. Or, you lack energy and motivation and struggle with feelings of low self-worth. Perhaps you've had a traumatic experience or suffer from PTSD. You might be using alcohol or drugs as a coping strategy. You're tired of struggling, and you want to find a way out of the turmoil. You long to feel more in control. You wish you could move through life with more ease and experience more joy. If only you could feel good about yourself and have more fulfilling relationships. With evidence based treatments I can help.
(971) 257-8644 View (971) 257-8644
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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
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% PacificSource
48% Aetna
38% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Portland, OR see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% 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.