Therapists in Bridgeton, Portland, OR

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Brittany England
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
I will help you get to the heart of the matter, the root of what is causing suffering in your life, and we will work together to create the changes you seek. I work from a mind-body-spirit lens with a focus on nervous system regulation, somatic interventions, NLP, mindfulness, and EFT meridian tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). We work together to help unstick the parts of yourself and your life that are stuck. We will work together to create a different relationship with these parts so you can have the experience of being happy, healthy, well, and fulfilled in you life.
I will help you get to the heart of the matter, the root of what is causing suffering in your life, and we will work together to create the changes you seek. I work from a mind-body-spirit lens with a focus on nervous system regulation, somatic interventions, NLP, mindfulness, and EFT meridian tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). We work together to help unstick the parts of yourself and your life that are stuck. We will work together to create a different relationship with these parts so you can have the experience of being happy, healthy, well, and fulfilled in you life.
(971) 257-1632 View (971) 257-1632
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Karma Brooks, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I AM CURRENTLY FULL, however am taking referrals from clients and colleagues. TELETHERAPY ONLY (VIDEO SESSIONS) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Karma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Master's of Social Work from Portland State University. She has been working in the field of mental health and addiction services for the last 20 years. She works with adults, couples and adolescents. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, impulse control, communication and addiction.
I AM CURRENTLY FULL, however am taking referrals from clients and colleagues. TELETHERAPY ONLY (VIDEO SESSIONS) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Karma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Master's of Social Work from Portland State University. She has been working in the field of mental health and addiction services for the last 20 years. She works with adults, couples and adolescents. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, impulse control, communication and addiction.
(503) 351-7969 View (503) 351-7969
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Shannon Rice
Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
The human experience is rich, messy and complex. Your unique lived experiences greatly color how you relate to and navigate the world. You can move towards a place of health and self-compassion by learning how to integrate the past while relating freshly to what is happening now. By coming into connection with your body, senses, impulses, and unconscious, you can shift into a space of curiosity, empowerment and a deeper understanding of self. You can experience more ease, joy, and health in your relationships. I strongly believe in the healing power of humor, both in and out of the therapy room. You have more freedom than you think!
The human experience is rich, messy and complex. Your unique lived experiences greatly color how you relate to and navigate the world. You can move towards a place of health and self-compassion by learning how to integrate the past while relating freshly to what is happening now. By coming into connection with your body, senses, impulses, and unconscious, you can shift into a space of curiosity, empowerment and a deeper understanding of self. You can experience more ease, joy, and health in your relationships. I strongly believe in the healing power of humor, both in and out of the therapy room. You have more freedom than you think!
(503) 664-9406 View (503) 664-9406
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Amber Caldera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Amber and I am an LCSW in Oregon and Washington. I have much experience working with teens, families, and adults particularly around trauma and more severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. My experience has also brought me to working with those with chronic pain, comorbid disorders, body image issues, gender questions, neurodivergence, and self-harm. I have a particular affinity for people who have endured trauma and who feel like they are outsiders. I pride myself in being culturally sensitive and welcoming to all, and someone who works as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Hi! My name is Amber and I am an LCSW in Oregon and Washington. I have much experience working with teens, families, and adults particularly around trauma and more severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. My experience has also brought me to working with those with chronic pain, comorbid disorders, body image issues, gender questions, neurodivergence, and self-harm. I have a particular affinity for people who have endured trauma and who feel like they are outsiders. I pride myself in being culturally sensitive and welcoming to all, and someone who works as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(503) 213-9201 View (503) 213-9201
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Ruth Tessema
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You may find yourself struggling with the demands of society along with personal stressors. I specialize in helping people understand the ways trauma, especially complex trauma, impacts their lives, their relationships, and their sense of self. With support, one can build resilience after experiencing tremendous grief and trauma. As your counselor I aim to provide safe and therapeutic support as you garner skills to face difficult roadblocks that might otherwise seem too overwhelming to tackle or unconsciously hidden. Some of these obstacles can cause anxiety, anger, depression, insecurities, and conflicts with relationships.
You may find yourself struggling with the demands of society along with personal stressors. I specialize in helping people understand the ways trauma, especially complex trauma, impacts their lives, their relationships, and their sense of self. With support, one can build resilience after experiencing tremendous grief and trauma. As your counselor I aim to provide safe and therapeutic support as you garner skills to face difficult roadblocks that might otherwise seem too overwhelming to tackle or unconsciously hidden. Some of these obstacles can cause anxiety, anger, depression, insecurities, and conflicts with relationships.
(971) 274-5782 View (971) 274-5782
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Lily of the Valley Counseling & Coaching Svcs. LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Welcome to Lily of the Valley Counseling and Coaching Services LLC. My name is Sheri Hamilton and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. I provide culturally specific services to the African American and the BIPOC community. I specialize in women's issues, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges. I am also a Certified Transitional Life Coach that can support your needs such as divorce recovery, self-esteem issues, healthy boundary setting, and purpose coaching for clients seeking coaching only. I enjoy assisting clients evolve into the best version of themselves. Check my website below for coaching.
Welcome to Lily of the Valley Counseling and Coaching Services LLC. My name is Sheri Hamilton and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. I provide culturally specific services to the African American and the BIPOC community. I specialize in women's issues, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges. I am also a Certified Transitional Life Coach that can support your needs such as divorce recovery, self-esteem issues, healthy boundary setting, and purpose coaching for clients seeking coaching only. I enjoy assisting clients evolve into the best version of themselves. Check my website below for coaching.
(503) 563-2693 View (503) 563-2693
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Marlèn S. Conrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, WSC
Verified
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211
In an atmosphere of insight and compassion, pathways leading to wellness, new beginnings and joy are possible. Working together, grounded in my in-depth knowledge of and experience in Jungian and contemporary psychotherapies, we illuminate outworn attitudes and patterns. By working with the art and science of psychotherapy, I foster your natural capacities for accessing your “inner compass”, your guide to spiritual gravity and conscious aging. As you tell your story, life events and choices you have made take on new meaning. A doorway opens to pervasive change that goes far beyond symptoms and previous goals.
In an atmosphere of insight and compassion, pathways leading to wellness, new beginnings and joy are possible. Working together, grounded in my in-depth knowledge of and experience in Jungian and contemporary psychotherapies, we illuminate outworn attitudes and patterns. By working with the art and science of psychotherapy, I foster your natural capacities for accessing your “inner compass”, your guide to spiritual gravity and conscious aging. As you tell your story, life events and choices you have made take on new meaning. A doorway opens to pervasive change that goes far beyond symptoms and previous goals.
(503) 404-3410 View (503) 404-3410
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NOCD- Therapists for OCD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
(231) 427-0027 View (231) 427-0027
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Emily Bilbao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
I am Licensed in New York, Oregon, and Washington. I have been trained in many approaches to therapy and I believe that it is my role to work collaboratively with my clients to find the approach that works best for them. I believe that healing takes place in the context of the relationship between therapist and client and that an important part of the work is developing a connection where one feels truly seen and heard. I also believe in helping my clients get in touch with deeper levels of awareness of their bodies/emotions and helping them to incorporate mindfulness practices into their lives.
I am Licensed in New York, Oregon, and Washington. I have been trained in many approaches to therapy and I believe that it is my role to work collaboratively with my clients to find the approach that works best for them. I believe that healing takes place in the context of the relationship between therapist and client and that an important part of the work is developing a connection where one feels truly seen and heard. I also believe in helping my clients get in touch with deeper levels of awareness of their bodies/emotions and helping them to incorporate mindfulness practices into their lives.
(971) 407-4037 View (971) 407-4037
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Breanna Jeffries
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211
Would you like to experience life differently than you do now? Have you ever thought, “I’m not enough,” or “There’s something wrong with me." Perhaps you have suffered stressful or overwhelming experiences that are impacting you today. Maybe you've dealt with significant trauma. Often, these occurrences leave their mark in how we view the world around us and how we feel about who we are. Big and painful emotions can become mainstays in our day to day life. It doesn't have to be that way. As an EMDR therapist and Approved Consultant, I can help.
Would you like to experience life differently than you do now? Have you ever thought, “I’m not enough,” or “There’s something wrong with me." Perhaps you have suffered stressful or overwhelming experiences that are impacting you today. Maybe you've dealt with significant trauma. Often, these occurrences leave their mark in how we view the world around us and how we feel about who we are. Big and painful emotions can become mainstays in our day to day life. It doesn't have to be that way. As an EMDR therapist and Approved Consultant, I can help.
(503) 928-6510 View (503) 928-6510
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Jenna Abernathy
Counselor, MA, LPC, CHT, LMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211
I see my job as helping you reconnect to and live from your inner truth. Do you feel you have been living in ways that feel like "not the real me"? Together we can uncover and validate what makes sense about unwanted behaviors and find the important impulse that lives underneath. I believe we each have wisdom inside that gets covered over with protective strategies, like the sun behind the clouds. I work with individuals and couples to facilitate reconnection to the heart of self and others.
I see my job as helping you reconnect to and live from your inner truth. Do you feel you have been living in ways that feel like "not the real me"? Together we can uncover and validate what makes sense about unwanted behaviors and find the important impulse that lives underneath. I believe we each have wisdom inside that gets covered over with protective strategies, like the sun behind the clouds. I work with individuals and couples to facilitate reconnection to the heart of self and others.
(971) 292-3983 View (971) 292-3983
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Therese Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
I believe the way to success in therapy is to find a therapist that is a good fit for your needs. Therapy is a relationship. One that works best when open, honest, and collaborative. I am invested in the client as an individual but also as a part of a greater system. I work from a systemic lens and believe deeply that our interactions and habits are greatly influenced by those around us and our previous experiences. My work with clients is done with the consideration of one’s identity, family history culture, and the world around us.
I believe the way to success in therapy is to find a therapist that is a good fit for your needs. Therapy is a relationship. One that works best when open, honest, and collaborative. I am invested in the client as an individual but also as a part of a greater system. I work from a systemic lens and believe deeply that our interactions and habits are greatly influenced by those around us and our previous experiences. My work with clients is done with the consideration of one’s identity, family history culture, and the world around us.
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Roxana I Nedelcu
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified
Bridgeton, Portland, OR 97211
I provide evidence-based treatment for children, and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ages 2-14, and coaching to parents and teachers working with children on the spectrum. I have 20 years of experience working directly with children building communication, play, social, and academic skills. I also work with other therapists whom I oversee and consult. I am open to collaborate with other professionals and consult on any concerns related to ASD. We have immediate openings for children 2-5 who can be seen during the day.
I provide evidence-based treatment for children, and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ages 2-14, and coaching to parents and teachers working with children on the spectrum. I have 20 years of experience working directly with children building communication, play, social, and academic skills. I also work with other therapists whom I oversee and consult. I am open to collaborate with other professionals and consult on any concerns related to ASD. We have immediate openings for children 2-5 who can be seen during the day.
(503) 479-4478 View (503) 479-4478

Online Therapists

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Amanda Best
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
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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Manifest Counseling PDX
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
Are there old patterns stuck on repeat in your relationship that you’ve tried to change but can’t seem to? Is relationship stress or anxiety in general getting in the way of your feeling satisfied or “in flow” with your life? Maybe you feel invisible or unappreciated in your relationship. You may have even stopped trying due to repeated failures trying to "fix" what isn't working. The truth is every now and then we need support from someone who has the knowledge, training, and personal experience to help you with something like this. Imagine feeling more confident, calm, and in touch with yourself and your relationships.
Are there old patterns stuck on repeat in your relationship that you’ve tried to change but can’t seem to? Is relationship stress or anxiety in general getting in the way of your feeling satisfied or “in flow” with your life? Maybe you feel invisible or unappreciated in your relationship. You may have even stopped trying due to repeated failures trying to "fix" what isn't working. The truth is every now and then we need support from someone who has the knowledge, training, and personal experience to help you with something like this. Imagine feeling more confident, calm, and in touch with yourself and your relationships.
(503) 476-9475 View (503) 476-9475
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Jasmine Suiter
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97239
Currently Accepting New Clients! My role as your therapist to provide a safe and comfortable environment where your views are heard, respected, and upheld as valuable and important. My approach is to stand by your side and meet you wherever you are on your healing journey. I focus on building a strong therapeutic alliance, as I recognize how difficult it is to be vulnerable with a new person and how important it is to feel connected with your therapist. Together, we will learn coping skills, process past or present trauma, and explore strategies that will assist you in reaching your goals.
Currently Accepting New Clients! My role as your therapist to provide a safe and comfortable environment where your views are heard, respected, and upheld as valuable and important. My approach is to stand by your side and meet you wherever you are on your healing journey. I focus on building a strong therapeutic alliance, as I recognize how difficult it is to be vulnerable with a new person and how important it is to feel connected with your therapist. Together, we will learn coping skills, process past or present trauma, and explore strategies that will assist you in reaching your goals.
(458) 214-2534 View (458) 214-2534
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Kendre Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
I work with children (0-18) and families who are trying to navigate the unexpected and hard to discuss challenges that life throws at you. My treatment approach focuses on helping children better understand their experiences, current circumstances, and what is to come while also nurturing their attachment relationship(s) to their caregiver(s). Through this relational process we will work together collaboratively to identify areas for growth and gain tools necessary for success. My specialties include working with families impacted by intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), chronic illness, trauma, anxiety, and grief.
I work with children (0-18) and families who are trying to navigate the unexpected and hard to discuss challenges that life throws at you. My treatment approach focuses on helping children better understand their experiences, current circumstances, and what is to come while also nurturing their attachment relationship(s) to their caregiver(s). Through this relational process we will work together collaboratively to identify areas for growth and gain tools necessary for success. My specialties include working with families impacted by intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), chronic illness, trauma, anxiety, and grief.
(503) 406-3710 View (503) 406-3710
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Gillian Boudreau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Urban and rural, inpatient and outpatient work settings have taught me about the many challenges an individual may face including experiences of oppression and injustice, as well as a deep appreciation for the richness of the human experience. My style is described as warm, analytical and collaborative, balancing deep emotional work with elements of humor and lightness when appropriate. I aim to help clients address the root of complex challenges, in a safe and supported way.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Urban and rural, inpatient and outpatient work settings have taught me about the many challenges an individual may face including experiences of oppression and injustice, as well as a deep appreciation for the richness of the human experience. My style is described as warm, analytical and collaborative, balancing deep emotional work with elements of humor and lightness when appropriate. I aim to help clients address the root of complex challenges, in a safe and supported way.
(971) 306-4786 View (971) 306-4786
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Liz Cloud
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Supporting people in becoming their best selves is my life's work. Here's a bit about my therapy approach to help you learn if we might be a good fit: my intention is to support you in moving through difficulty and pain in a way that you feel good about. I incorporate warmth, humor, and honest feedback, helping you safely experiment with new ways of being and communicating. When we identify and replace unhelpful coping strategies, there is relief from suffering.
Supporting people in becoming their best selves is my life's work. Here's a bit about my therapy approach to help you learn if we might be a good fit: my intention is to support you in moving through difficulty and pain in a way that you feel good about. I incorporate warmth, humor, and honest feedback, helping you safely experiment with new ways of being and communicating. When we identify and replace unhelpful coping strategies, there is relief from suffering.
(503) 966-5757 View (503) 966-5757
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Dr. Emily Shiraishi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You’re the reliable one for your family, friends, and employer. On the outside, you’ve got it together, but on the inside, you’re starting to fall apart. Self-doubt is swimming in your head. Anxiety is welling up, and you are afraid it will spill out at the wrong moment. Your worries are taking up more and more space in your mind and life, and they are getting in the way of your dreams. You’re looking for a therapist who will listen deeply and give you space to unpack your experiences, but also gently lead you to new territory and the next step in healing.
You’re the reliable one for your family, friends, and employer. On the outside, you’ve got it together, but on the inside, you’re starting to fall apart. Self-doubt is swimming in your head. Anxiety is welling up, and you are afraid it will spill out at the wrong moment. Your worries are taking up more and more space in your mind and life, and they are getting in the way of your dreams. You’re looking for a therapist who will listen deeply and give you space to unpack your experiences, but also gently lead you to new territory and the next step in healing.
(971) 606-4758 View (971) 606-4758

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bridgeton, Portland, OR

10+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in Bridgeton, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
86% Women's Issues
79% Grief
79% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% PacificSource
63% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Moda Health

How Therapists in Bridgeton, Portland, OR see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bridgeton, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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