Therapists in West Slope, Portland, OR

Photo of Rebecca Roxanne Coren, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Slope, Portland, OR
Rebecca Roxanne Coren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
I am a Humanistic, Existential and Systemic Psychotherapist. I respect each person's inner wisdom and believe that each of us naturally tends toward growth and resilience. Past and current relationships, be they family of origin, community, cultural ties, or family of choice, shape who we are, how we grow, and hold both the wound and the salve for our healing. I work with individuals, couples, teens, and families. Much of my work is with people who are in some sort of transition or crossroads in their relationships or personal growth.
I am a Humanistic, Existential and Systemic Psychotherapist. I respect each person's inner wisdom and believe that each of us naturally tends toward growth and resilience. Past and current relationships, be they family of origin, community, cultural ties, or family of choice, shape who we are, how we grow, and hold both the wound and the salve for our healing. I work with individuals, couples, teens, and families. Much of my work is with people who are in some sort of transition or crossroads in their relationships or personal growth.
(503) 966-9862 View (503) 966-9862
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Luann K. Wu
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
Now OPEN two Saturday mornings a month! Has life led you to unforeseen circumstances? Are you feeling stuck in a relationship? Does trauma from your past keep showing up in your present life? Maybe you are considering a career change or are dealing with another major life transition that is confusing? It can make you feel isolated and alone. You might be feeling depressed or anxious over your life circumstances. You would like to feel happier, healthier, and more in control. I can provide support and help guide you into a more balanced and grounded self.
Now OPEN two Saturday mornings a month! Has life led you to unforeseen circumstances? Are you feeling stuck in a relationship? Does trauma from your past keep showing up in your present life? Maybe you are considering a career change or are dealing with another major life transition that is confusing? It can make you feel isolated and alone. You might be feeling depressed or anxious over your life circumstances. You would like to feel happier, healthier, and more in control. I can provide support and help guide you into a more balanced and grounded self.
(971) 299-3081 View (971) 299-3081
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Kimber Gunter
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
It is my belief that every individual has the ability to reach and maintain their desired state of being through the counseling process. I am passionate about helping individuals achieve self-awareness, and acceptance while providing a safe space for exploration, processing, and implementation of change to occur. My focus is working with people of the LGBTQIA+ community, and the issues that present with being in a marginalized community. Are you living with depression, anxiety, lack or self-worth and or value? If you feel like I may be the right fit for you, let's take the next step and meet for our consultation.
It is my belief that every individual has the ability to reach and maintain their desired state of being through the counseling process. I am passionate about helping individuals achieve self-awareness, and acceptance while providing a safe space for exploration, processing, and implementation of change to occur. My focus is working with people of the LGBTQIA+ community, and the issues that present with being in a marginalized community. Are you living with depression, anxiety, lack or self-worth and or value? If you feel like I may be the right fit for you, let's take the next step and meet for our consultation.
(503) 479-4923 View (503) 479-4923
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Nannette Zirnstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
Not accepting new clients
"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." (Brene Brown) Come just as you are - to discover a more vibrant and authentic you. Something is getting in the way for you - stress and anxiety, depression, fear of not being accepted for who you are, relationship issues. You want to find greater happiness and meaning in your life, and in your relationships.
"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." (Brene Brown) Come just as you are - to discover a more vibrant and authentic you. Something is getting in the way for you - stress and anxiety, depression, fear of not being accepted for who you are, relationship issues. You want to find greater happiness and meaning in your life, and in your relationships.
(503) 386-9746 View (503) 386-9746
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Daniel Petrocelli Counseling & Performance Psych
MA
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
The willingness to engage in a process, to consider other perspectives alongside of our own, to courageously seek assistance... all cornerstones to positive change. Ultimately, what we think can help lead us to what we become. For more specific detail please visit my website at: www.dpetrocelli.org to learn more about my experience and the services I provide (click tab to the left).
The willingness to engage in a process, to consider other perspectives alongside of our own, to courageously seek assistance... all cornerstones to positive change. Ultimately, what we think can help lead us to what we become. For more specific detail please visit my website at: www.dpetrocelli.org to learn more about my experience and the services I provide (click tab to the left).
(971) 259-7684 View (971) 259-7684
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Kelly Deanne Hirstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CHHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
Not accepting new clients
You are so much more than your thoughts and impulses! My approach to counseling is holistic, client-centered and depth oriented, which encourages personal growth, transformation, and self-empowerment. I invite the whole person to come forward, even those parts we may have strong aversions to within ourselves. I offer ways to explore the self with curiosity and compassion, assisting clients in developing more acceptance of their individuality. I believe that the mind and body work together as one, and that when we observe them together, there is potential for new insights and a deeper connection to your innate wisdom.
You are so much more than your thoughts and impulses! My approach to counseling is holistic, client-centered and depth oriented, which encourages personal growth, transformation, and self-empowerment. I invite the whole person to come forward, even those parts we may have strong aversions to within ourselves. I offer ways to explore the self with curiosity and compassion, assisting clients in developing more acceptance of their individuality. I believe that the mind and body work together as one, and that when we observe them together, there is potential for new insights and a deeper connection to your innate wisdom.
(971) 264-7639 View (971) 264-7639
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Karim Dabliz
LPC Intern, MS
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Karim (he/him) and I’m a Professional Counseling Associate located in Portland, Oregon. I help individuals heal their trauma, increase awareness and work toward cultivating meaningful connections in their most important relationships. I am passionate about helping you live your life with more authenticity and freedom. I believe in understanding the parts of yourself that make you who you are, rather than removing them. I specialize in working with refugees, immigrants, and multicultural backgrounds. I am also experienced in helping self esteem, navigating body image, and working on the importance of boundaries.
My name is Karim (he/him) and I’m a Professional Counseling Associate located in Portland, Oregon. I help individuals heal their trauma, increase awareness and work toward cultivating meaningful connections in their most important relationships. I am passionate about helping you live your life with more authenticity and freedom. I believe in understanding the parts of yourself that make you who you are, rather than removing them. I specialize in working with refugees, immigrants, and multicultural backgrounds. I am also experienced in helping self esteem, navigating body image, and working on the importance of boundaries.
(971) 571-5721 View (971) 571-5721
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Karen M Corona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
Feeling trapped in an inner prison of emotional pain and a hostage to your past? Stuck in self-sabotaging patterns? Burdened by negative beliefs about yourself? Heal trauma and restore emotional well-being. The legacy of trauma is often difficult symptoms showing up as anxiety or depression and experiences of being ‘triggered’ in reaction to interpersonal situations. There is hope and a pathway that leads to healing. Through trauma resolution therapy with me you may restore emotional-well-being, develop an inner freedom, and awaken to a newfound wholeness you never thought possible.
Feeling trapped in an inner prison of emotional pain and a hostage to your past? Stuck in self-sabotaging patterns? Burdened by negative beliefs about yourself? Heal trauma and restore emotional well-being. The legacy of trauma is often difficult symptoms showing up as anxiety or depression and experiences of being ‘triggered’ in reaction to interpersonal situations. There is hope and a pathway that leads to healing. Through trauma resolution therapy with me you may restore emotional-well-being, develop an inner freedom, and awaken to a newfound wholeness you never thought possible.
(503) 461-7860 View (503) 461-7860
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Rayna L Jenks, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
I approach therapy from a practical perspective: part of our work together will be to help you determine what changes you want to make, and get started with some practical actions (yes, homework!). Most of my clients can expect to start seeing improvement within 2-3 sessions, and sometimes even after the first session. My work is collaborative with you, in other words, we are a team toward the goal of finding the wellness within you.
I approach therapy from a practical perspective: part of our work together will be to help you determine what changes you want to make, and get started with some practical actions (yes, homework!). Most of my clients can expect to start seeing improvement within 2-3 sessions, and sometimes even after the first session. My work is collaborative with you, in other words, we are a team toward the goal of finding the wellness within you.
(503) 783-8430 View (503) 783-8430
Photo of Lua Weatherdon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Slope, Portland, OR
Lua Weatherdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
Not accepting new clients
It's difficult to admit we are not where we want to be in our lives. It is painful when we are overwhelmed by sadness, anger, or worry. Attending counseling is an act of self-love and courage. You know yourself, and where you long to go. We work together to help you get there. Whether your distress is acute, or subtle, managed, or uncontrolled, it will lead to a lack of mental, physical and spiritual health. Unresolved anger, trauma, neglect, hurt, and family dysfunction will keep you stuck and block you from realizing your full potential.
It's difficult to admit we are not where we want to be in our lives. It is painful when we are overwhelmed by sadness, anger, or worry. Attending counseling is an act of self-love and courage. You know yourself, and where you long to go. We work together to help you get there. Whether your distress is acute, or subtle, managed, or uncontrolled, it will lead to a lack of mental, physical and spiritual health. Unresolved anger, trauma, neglect, hurt, and family dysfunction will keep you stuck and block you from realizing your full potential.
(503) 694-3469 View (503) 694-3469
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Janelle Stuvland
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
I work with individuals, couples, and families in the midst of some of your most painful and confusing moments and help you move forward with courage and resiliency. As your therapist, I will join you with compassion, authenticity, and curiosity as we explore the challenges you face, places you get stuck, and discover new ways of experiencing yourself and your relationships so you can experience safety, trust, and acceptance in meaningful, connecting relationships.
I work with individuals, couples, and families in the midst of some of your most painful and confusing moments and help you move forward with courage and resiliency. As your therapist, I will join you with compassion, authenticity, and curiosity as we explore the challenges you face, places you get stuck, and discover new ways of experiencing yourself and your relationships so you can experience safety, trust, and acceptance in meaningful, connecting relationships.
(971) 247-1255 View (971) 247-1255
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Janet Barlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, L, C, S, W
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients on a short-term model, identifying strengths and enhancing coping skills. I also do long-term insight-oriented work; identifying patterns of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors which reflect unconscious conflict and create barriers in relationships with oneself and others. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are often what prompt people to enter therapy. Some people want to learn tools and behaviors to alleviate symptomology; while others continue with therapy, after symptom reduction, and explore internal themes from their family-of-origin and how they are impacting their relationships today. I believe change occurs through the therapeutic relationship.
I work with clients on a short-term model, identifying strengths and enhancing coping skills. I also do long-term insight-oriented work; identifying patterns of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors which reflect unconscious conflict and create barriers in relationships with oneself and others. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are often what prompt people to enter therapy. Some people want to learn tools and behaviors to alleviate symptomology; while others continue with therapy, after symptom reduction, and explore internal themes from their family-of-origin and how they are impacting their relationships today. I believe change occurs through the therapeutic relationship.
(503) 806-2495 View (503) 806-2495
Photo of Crystina Brazie, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Slope, Portland, OR
Crystina Brazie, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
My goal as a therapist and Clinical Supervisor is to increase your zest and vitality for life, to foster your ability to take action (empowerment), as well as to support you in having clarity (a clearer picture of yourself and others). Each of these goals, I believe, lead to an increased sense of self worth. In my time as a therapist, I have found that growth occurs both individually as well as in connection with others and that growth fostering relationships (of all kinds) that are created through mutual empathy and mutual empowerment are a key aspect of all of our lives.
My goal as a therapist and Clinical Supervisor is to increase your zest and vitality for life, to foster your ability to take action (empowerment), as well as to support you in having clarity (a clearer picture of yourself and others). Each of these goals, I believe, lead to an increased sense of self worth. In my time as a therapist, I have found that growth occurs both individually as well as in connection with others and that growth fostering relationships (of all kinds) that are created through mutual empathy and mutual empowerment are a key aspect of all of our lives.
(541) 488-8176 View (541) 488-8176
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Stephanie Ann Langenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
Feeling stuck, lonely, sad, or frustrated? Perhaps you don't know where to start, but long for the reflection, support, and freedom you'll feel as you own your truth and take actions that supports your best life. Whether it is your first time trying therapy, or you have experience and want to continue your personal growth and you want someone relatable and easy to talk to, I would love to support you. I enjoy caring for those I work with as they seek to better know themselves and validate their needs. It's my goal to really deeply listen, both to what you say and what you don't.
Feeling stuck, lonely, sad, or frustrated? Perhaps you don't know where to start, but long for the reflection, support, and freedom you'll feel as you own your truth and take actions that supports your best life. Whether it is your first time trying therapy, or you have experience and want to continue your personal growth and you want someone relatable and easy to talk to, I would love to support you. I enjoy caring for those I work with as they seek to better know themselves and validate their needs. It's my goal to really deeply listen, both to what you say and what you don't.
(971) 366-3351 View (971) 366-3351
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William Byers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
Are you stressed? Are you overwhelmed? Are you a father/husband struggling with your day-to-day responsibilities? Are you a man or woman dealing with depression, anxiety, or going through various life changes? If so I can help. Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? If so I can help. Are you a youth, in need of support as you navigate through school, peer pressure, parental expectations or facing life ahead? I currently offer individual therapy to adults and youth. I currently work with individuals only.
Are you stressed? Are you overwhelmed? Are you a father/husband struggling with your day-to-day responsibilities? Are you a man or woman dealing with depression, anxiety, or going through various life changes? If so I can help. Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? If so I can help. Are you a youth, in need of support as you navigate through school, peer pressure, parental expectations or facing life ahead? I currently offer individual therapy to adults and youth. I currently work with individuals only.
(971) 290-1893 View (971) 290-1893
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Jamie Holden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
As we evolve through life, we are faced with challenges and new roles that may make us feel inadequate and uncomfortable. It is not uncommon for a person to feel stuck or lost during this time. For the past 25 years, in an educational and therapeutic setting, I have worked along side adults, and couples/families to help create effective ways to tackle such challenges. When we negatively question our self-worth and strengths, it is time to develop productive ways to break old patterns and see through a truthful lenses.
As we evolve through life, we are faced with challenges and new roles that may make us feel inadequate and uncomfortable. It is not uncommon for a person to feel stuck or lost during this time. For the past 25 years, in an educational and therapeutic setting, I have worked along side adults, and couples/families to help create effective ways to tackle such challenges. When we negatively question our self-worth and strengths, it is time to develop productive ways to break old patterns and see through a truthful lenses.
(650) 683-4014 View (650) 683-4014
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Patricia G Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I hold certificates in CBT trauma for children and adults, have worked with domestic violence groups, as well as participated in parenting groups and helped lead emotionally focused groups for children ages 5 to 12. I have also counseled couples through issues of trust, dysfunction, and infidelity. In the coming months I look to complete certificate programs in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, a trauma/PTSD focused protocol), geriatric populations and their unique issues and challenges, as well as refine my trauma skills by continuing in trauma focused interventions through CBT as well as art therapy.
I hold certificates in CBT trauma for children and adults, have worked with domestic violence groups, as well as participated in parenting groups and helped lead emotionally focused groups for children ages 5 to 12. I have also counseled couples through issues of trust, dysfunction, and infidelity. In the coming months I look to complete certificate programs in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, a trauma/PTSD focused protocol), geriatric populations and their unique issues and challenges, as well as refine my trauma skills by continuing in trauma focused interventions through CBT as well as art therapy.
(503) 782-5817 View (503) 782-5817
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Jerome Yoman
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My purpose is to help adults of all ages, and their families, improve the quality of their lives. I provide life skills training and psychological therapy to help you accomplish personal goals, gain emotional strength, and further your values. Together we create a good working relationship, where you feel safe openly sharing your experiences, and develop a common understanding of your concerns. That understanding leads to action strategies for the changes you wish to make, relying most on those demonstrated as effective for people with your concerns. We will regularly evaluate how well my services are working for you.
My purpose is to help adults of all ages, and their families, improve the quality of their lives. I provide life skills training and psychological therapy to help you accomplish personal goals, gain emotional strength, and further your values. Together we create a good working relationship, where you feel safe openly sharing your experiences, and develop a common understanding of your concerns. That understanding leads to action strategies for the changes you wish to make, relying most on those demonstrated as effective for people with your concerns. We will regularly evaluate how well my services are working for you.
(503) 567-1933 View (503) 567-1933
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Allison Higgins, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
Not accepting new clients
It takes strength and courage to reach out for help. It is a privilege, as a licensed professional counselor, to provide a supportive, safe, and mutually respectful environment for you to explore problems that may arise during times of increased stress and life transitions. Whether you are struggling with feelings such as sadness, guilt, anger, disappointment, or inner-conflict, as your therapist, I will collaborate with you using an authentic, kind, and skilled approach. The therapeutic relationship can provide a safe space to increase self-awareness and recognize behaviors and relationship patterns that can make you feel stuck.
It takes strength and courage to reach out for help. It is a privilege, as a licensed professional counselor, to provide a supportive, safe, and mutually respectful environment for you to explore problems that may arise during times of increased stress and life transitions. Whether you are struggling with feelings such as sadness, guilt, anger, disappointment, or inner-conflict, as your therapist, I will collaborate with you using an authentic, kind, and skilled approach. The therapeutic relationship can provide a safe space to increase self-awareness and recognize behaviors and relationship patterns that can make you feel stuck.
(503) 966-4172 View (503) 966-4172
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Central Oregon Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
West Slope, Portland, OR 97225
Hello! My name is Chelsea and I work at COFT. My therapeutic practice is rooted in the scientific research that acknowledges we are all vibration. All that has occurred in our life is the result of the frequency that is or has been emitted from us. Our beliefs about ourselves and others create a vibrational frequency which, in turn, creates our reality and sometimes that reality is one of negativity and feeling like a victim of life. My passion is to help you feel empowered and remember who you are, an infinite creator who has the capability to create the life you desire, even when that feels absolutely impossible.
Hello! My name is Chelsea and I work at COFT. My therapeutic practice is rooted in the scientific research that acknowledges we are all vibration. All that has occurred in our life is the result of the frequency that is or has been emitted from us. Our beliefs about ourselves and others create a vibrational frequency which, in turn, creates our reality and sometimes that reality is one of negativity and feeling like a victim of life. My passion is to help you feel empowered and remember who you are, an infinite creator who has the capability to create the life you desire, even when that feels absolutely impossible.
(458) 217-6078 View (458) 217-6078

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Number of Therapists in West Slope, Portland, OR

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in West Slope, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
77% Stress
74% Life Transitions
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% PacificSource
55% Aetna
47% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in West Slope, Portland, OR see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in West Slope, Portland?

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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.