Therapists in Salem, OR

Photo of Anne Cummings, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, OR
Anne Cummings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Waitlist for new clients
As a supportive therapist I am dedicated to helping people achieve their goals, enabling them to make important changes in their lives to improve their relationships, reduce anxiety, stress and depression. I offer a diverse approach to therapy to meet the needs of each individual, couple or family I work with and am committed to providing the essential support, compassion and empathy that they need to restore their sense of self and improve personal happiness, self esteem and self confidence.
As a supportive therapist I am dedicated to helping people achieve their goals, enabling them to make important changes in their lives to improve their relationships, reduce anxiety, stress and depression. I offer a diverse approach to therapy to meet the needs of each individual, couple or family I work with and am committed to providing the essential support, compassion and empathy that they need to restore their sense of self and improve personal happiness, self esteem and self confidence.
(503) 305-4661 View (503) 305-4661
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Sandra Stephen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer family and individual counseling for all ages. Maybe you are tired of things being the same cycle that doesn't work, Maybe you are tired of the old way of doing life, or want better relationships with family or friends. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, or you have other relationships or lifestyle concerns. It is my goal to support you in realizing and living your best self. I strive to provide and continuously improve on ways to support equity and social justice, non-violence, and strengths based, trauma informed care.
I offer family and individual counseling for all ages. Maybe you are tired of things being the same cycle that doesn't work, Maybe you are tired of the old way of doing life, or want better relationships with family or friends. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, or you have other relationships or lifestyle concerns. It is my goal to support you in realizing and living your best self. I strive to provide and continuously improve on ways to support equity and social justice, non-violence, and strengths based, trauma informed care.
(503) 379-0297 View (503) 379-0297
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Carlene Shultz
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
Not accepting new clients
My name is Carlene Shultz and I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a therapist helping people heal from trauma and the effects of childhood abuse, substance use and co-dependence; navigate life transitions; create and nurture the relationships in their lives (including Self relationship); and develop and strengthen their spritual base. People come to see me with concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties or emerging awareness of the presence of addictive or abusive patterns in their lives. I help them identify inner gifts, unlocked blocked potential and transform their lives.
My name is Carlene Shultz and I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a therapist helping people heal from trauma and the effects of childhood abuse, substance use and co-dependence; navigate life transitions; create and nurture the relationships in their lives (including Self relationship); and develop and strengthen their spritual base. People come to see me with concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties or emerging awareness of the presence of addictive or abusive patterns in their lives. I help them identify inner gifts, unlocked blocked potential and transform their lives.
(971) 236-5025 View (971) 236-5025
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Lacey Faughender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Not accepting new clients
Does everything feel hard or like a lot of work? Not sure what to do or where to start? When you're ready, Branches of Change Counseling LLC is here to help you find a starting point to break away from feeling stuck or lost. Reach out today to get started.
Does everything feel hard or like a lot of work? Not sure what to do or where to start? When you're ready, Branches of Change Counseling LLC is here to help you find a starting point to break away from feeling stuck or lost. Reach out today to get started.
(503) 966-2326 View (503) 966-2326
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Ka Rin Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
Not accepting new clients
Have you been feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unhappy, or alone in your life? Chronic stress, life transitions, loss, or emotional pain often leave us feeling helpless over our situations and limit our perspective about how we can move forward. If you feel like you are constantly looking for "more", stuck in your past, have chronic feelings of emptiness or fear about the future, you are not alone. Tackling these problems on your own can be isolating and it is important to find the right support to help you progress toward your goals.
Have you been feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unhappy, or alone in your life? Chronic stress, life transitions, loss, or emotional pain often leave us feeling helpless over our situations and limit our perspective about how we can move forward. If you feel like you are constantly looking for "more", stuck in your past, have chronic feelings of emptiness or fear about the future, you are not alone. Tackling these problems on your own can be isolating and it is important to find the right support to help you progress toward your goals.
(503) 444-9096 View (503) 444-9096
Photo of Garnet Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR
Garnet Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97303  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
QUEER CENTERED/JUSTICE FOCUSED/NON-TRADITIONAL VIRTUAL COUNSELING FOR CLIENTS ACROSS OREGON. AREAS OF CLINICAL FOCUS: LGBTQ+ populations, death, grief, existential meaning, empowerment, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, trauma. I believe the people who end up seeking my services live life outside of the boxes that were handed to them. Sometimes that can be a really tough path! It can also be incredibly rewarding to truly discover and learn to love your authentic self. You are good enough just the way you are!
QUEER CENTERED/JUSTICE FOCUSED/NON-TRADITIONAL VIRTUAL COUNSELING FOR CLIENTS ACROSS OREGON. AREAS OF CLINICAL FOCUS: LGBTQ+ populations, death, grief, existential meaning, empowerment, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, trauma. I believe the people who end up seeking my services live life outside of the boxes that were handed to them. Sometimes that can be a really tough path! It can also be incredibly rewarding to truly discover and learn to love your authentic self. You are good enough just the way you are!
(503) 447-4763 View (503) 447-4763
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Professional Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Professional Counseling Group, LLC, provides counseling and therapy for individuals, couples, and families—in person and online via telehealth. The counselors at PCG are skillful and caring masters and doctoral-level professionals, trained to provide the highest level of care for people struggling with mental health and emotional problems, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, and relational issues. We work from an integrated behavioral, holistic, relational, and systemic perspective to help clients better understand their problems, find solutions and healing, and rebuild healthy relationships.
Professional Counseling Group, LLC, provides counseling and therapy for individuals, couples, and families—in person and online via telehealth. The counselors at PCG are skillful and caring masters and doctoral-level professionals, trained to provide the highest level of care for people struggling with mental health and emotional problems, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, and relational issues. We work from an integrated behavioral, holistic, relational, and systemic perspective to help clients better understand their problems, find solutions and healing, and rebuild healthy relationships.
(503) 213-9388 View (503) 213-9388
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Dr. Lara Thompson
ND
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97317  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Lara Thompson (they/them; she/her) a late-diagnosed neuroqueer naturopathic physician a provider at Adult Autism Assessment. I'm passionate about supporting neurodivergent adults. The health care system can be frustrating, soul crushing, and often traumatizing. I provide services to clients online in Connecticut and Washington state.
Hi, I'm Lara Thompson (they/them; she/her) a late-diagnosed neuroqueer naturopathic physician a provider at Adult Autism Assessment. I'm passionate about supporting neurodivergent adults. The health care system can be frustrating, soul crushing, and often traumatizing. I provide services to clients online in Connecticut and Washington state.
(503) 782-4974 View (503) 782-4974
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Scott DeLaus Kobold
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Taking New Clients! For far too long I worked in a field that gave me little to no gratification. Serendipitously, over the years I spent much of my free time volunteering for numerous causes and discovered that helping others in truly meaningful ways is the work that warms my soul. That is why I am here today offering my expertise to you. Operating from a place of compassion, my role is to gain a thorough understanding of your unique experience and how it's impacted you. I seek to identify ways I can help you alleviate harmful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, become a happier person, and lead the life you envision.
Taking New Clients! For far too long I worked in a field that gave me little to no gratification. Serendipitously, over the years I spent much of my free time volunteering for numerous causes and discovered that helping others in truly meaningful ways is the work that warms my soul. That is why I am here today offering my expertise to you. Operating from a place of compassion, my role is to gain a thorough understanding of your unique experience and how it's impacted you. I seek to identify ways I can help you alleviate harmful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, become a happier person, and lead the life you envision.
(503) 563-8818 View (503) 563-8818
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Rosewater Therapy Llc Rachel Hulett
MCoun, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302  (Online Only)
I believe that the client-therapist relationship is foundational to the success of your treatment and I take your overall satisfaction seriously. I work with adults and children as a solution-focused therapist. I also work with chronic pain, reproductive health, and women's health, and infertility. I also focus heavily on the parent-child relationship and family systems work. I have training in many parenting and discipline practices that have effectively helped manage challenging behaviors as well as address parenting snafus. I am also interested in and helping people explore human sexuality and relationships.
I believe that the client-therapist relationship is foundational to the success of your treatment and I take your overall satisfaction seriously. I work with adults and children as a solution-focused therapist. I also work with chronic pain, reproductive health, and women's health, and infertility. I also focus heavily on the parent-child relationship and family systems work. I have training in many parenting and discipline practices that have effectively helped manage challenging behaviors as well as address parenting snafus. I am also interested in and helping people explore human sexuality and relationships.
(458) 217-5883 View (458) 217-5883
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Alex Yang
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Not accepting new clients
Not currently accepting new clients...Confused & discouraged by your own behavior, you ask, "Why do I keep doing things that hurt me & the ones I love?" You've been stuck in a cycle of engaging in your behavior, feeling guilty & ashamed, vowing to make it up by being "good," only to find yourself back in the behavior all over again. Or maybe you gave up being "good" a long time ago & have completely given up hope of changing. You've been coping with the secrets, guilt, & shame alone for too long, & you know you need something different. You want to stop behaving this way, show your loved ones that you're trustworthy, & enjoy life.
Not currently accepting new clients...Confused & discouraged by your own behavior, you ask, "Why do I keep doing things that hurt me & the ones I love?" You've been stuck in a cycle of engaging in your behavior, feeling guilty & ashamed, vowing to make it up by being "good," only to find yourself back in the behavior all over again. Or maybe you gave up being "good" a long time ago & have completely given up hope of changing. You've been coping with the secrets, guilt, & shame alone for too long, & you know you need something different. You want to stop behaving this way, show your loved ones that you're trustworthy, & enjoy life.
(503) 966-3945 View (503) 966-3945
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Sarah Hansen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am not able to take new clients at this time. I hold strongly to the belief that people are experts with regard to their individual circumstances, experiences, and feelings. As such, I approach therapy as a collaborative process in which you and I work together to enact change which is empowering and meaningful in your life. The relationship you have with a therapist is important, and I aim to help those I work with feel accepted, supported, and understood in the work we do together. I am a fierce advocate and believer in those I see, and I am here to work with you to help you enact desired change.
I am not able to take new clients at this time. I hold strongly to the belief that people are experts with regard to their individual circumstances, experiences, and feelings. As such, I approach therapy as a collaborative process in which you and I work together to enact change which is empowering and meaningful in your life. The relationship you have with a therapist is important, and I aim to help those I work with feel accepted, supported, and understood in the work we do together. I am a fierce advocate and believer in those I see, and I am here to work with you to help you enact desired change.
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Photo of Glenda K Evans, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR
Glenda K Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306
Now Taking New Clients. Don't let trauma or painful thoughts and beliefs hold you back! I believe that everyone is capable of healing and discovering joy in life. I often work with individuals who have tried therapy before and are searching for more complete ability to live and love freely. I work from a personalized, heart centered stance incorporating parts work and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a soulful path to healing and self knowledge. I believe the more you know yourself, the more power you wield to compassionately reach potentials.
Now Taking New Clients. Don't let trauma or painful thoughts and beliefs hold you back! I believe that everyone is capable of healing and discovering joy in life. I often work with individuals who have tried therapy before and are searching for more complete ability to live and love freely. I work from a personalized, heart centered stance incorporating parts work and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a soulful path to healing and self knowledge. I believe the more you know yourself, the more power you wield to compassionately reach potentials.
(503) 295-9746 View (503) 295-9746
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Stacie Fish
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Waitlist for new clients
After experiencing a traumatic event are you feeling isolated with the overwhelming negative beliefs you hold about yourself and the world? Do you feel exhausted having to remain on guard and aware of your surroundings? I specialize in working with individuals who experience PTSD symptoms including exposure to workplace violence. I thrive to provide a safe space where you can process your emotions and thoughts while maintaining authenticity.
After experiencing a traumatic event are you feeling isolated with the overwhelming negative beliefs you hold about yourself and the world? Do you feel exhausted having to remain on guard and aware of your surroundings? I specialize in working with individuals who experience PTSD symptoms including exposure to workplace violence. I thrive to provide a safe space where you can process your emotions and thoughts while maintaining authenticity.
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Jerem Ernst
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
I believe in and help to foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship based on compassion, trust, and humility. As a psycho-spiritual counselor with a holistic perspective, I work with mind, body, spirit connections, and as such I see my clients as full of potential and creativity. I am deeply interested in the emerging field of psilocybin assisted therapy and I am happy to work with clients as they integrate their own personal journeys. I have a passion for social and environmental justice, and as an ever-aspiring multicultural counselor, I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles.
I believe in and help to foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship based on compassion, trust, and humility. As a psycho-spiritual counselor with a holistic perspective, I work with mind, body, spirit connections, and as such I see my clients as full of potential and creativity. I am deeply interested in the emerging field of psilocybin assisted therapy and I am happy to work with clients as they integrate their own personal journeys. I have a passion for social and environmental justice, and as an ever-aspiring multicultural counselor, I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles.
(503) 905-9112 View (503) 905-9112
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Susan Crabill
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
**Currently taking new clients** I believe that everyone has the ability and strength to make the changes they desire in their life. Some people need a place to explore how to do this, and this is where I can help. I see my role in the therapeutic process as providing a non-judgmental space to help clients clarify what changes they want to pursue, and guide them as they find their own strength and self-determination to make those changes. I use a client-centered approach with some CBT techniques. I have a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and am a member of the ACA, following their Code of Ethics.
**Currently taking new clients** I believe that everyone has the ability and strength to make the changes they desire in their life. Some people need a place to explore how to do this, and this is where I can help. I see my role in the therapeutic process as providing a non-judgmental space to help clients clarify what changes they want to pursue, and guide them as they find their own strength and self-determination to make those changes. I use a client-centered approach with some CBT techniques. I have a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and am a member of the ACA, following their Code of Ethics.
(503) 782-5730 View (503) 782-5730
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Ryan Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
Maybe, you're looking for help with your marriage, or help with a personal life issue, or you want to work through the pain of past hurts or the grief of a significant loss? Counseling provides the opportunity for healthy change, personal growth and healing. I work from an integrated Adlerian and cognitive-behavioral perspective. I focus on helping my clients change thoughts and actions, so they may better understand their problems and find healing from life's hurts, restore health to relationships, and develop helpful solutions to life's challenges.
Maybe, you're looking for help with your marriage, or help with a personal life issue, or you want to work through the pain of past hurts or the grief of a significant loss? Counseling provides the opportunity for healthy change, personal growth and healing. I work from an integrated Adlerian and cognitive-behavioral perspective. I focus on helping my clients change thoughts and actions, so they may better understand their problems and find healing from life's hurts, restore health to relationships, and develop helpful solutions to life's challenges.
(503) 396-4239 View (503) 396-4239
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Stepping Stones Individual/Relationship Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, ThM, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
I am convinced there is HOPE in your circumstances. You can reach an optimum state of mental health. I employ an eclectic approach with a strong reliance on both cognitive-behavioral and emotion focused modalities. Within you there lies a myriad history of life circumstance, cultural influence, spiritual richness, and challenge that has formed who you are. Walking along with each individual, couple or family, it is my privilege to explore life together, to hear your story, and to design a plan that allows for the optimum life experience. There is HOPE!
I am convinced there is HOPE in your circumstances. You can reach an optimum state of mental health. I employ an eclectic approach with a strong reliance on both cognitive-behavioral and emotion focused modalities. Within you there lies a myriad history of life circumstance, cultural influence, spiritual richness, and challenge that has formed who you are. Walking along with each individual, couple or family, it is my privilege to explore life together, to hear your story, and to design a plan that allows for the optimum life experience. There is HOPE!
(503) 743-6209 View (503) 743-6209
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Evergreen Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
Evergreen Behavioral Health is a growing group practice of trauma trained clinicians located in Salem, OR. Evergreen provides counseling services that specialize not only in standard trauma treatment, but in providing therapeutic services focused on attachment trauma and breaking up the cycle of intergenerational trauma. Evergreen provides services to children, adolescents, adults and families experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. Here at Evergreen we value the experience and healing that face-to-face, in-person sessions provide. While we offer telehealth as a backup option, we encourage clients to attend in person.
Evergreen Behavioral Health is a growing group practice of trauma trained clinicians located in Salem, OR. Evergreen provides counseling services that specialize not only in standard trauma treatment, but in providing therapeutic services focused on attachment trauma and breaking up the cycle of intergenerational trauma. Evergreen provides services to children, adolescents, adults and families experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. Here at Evergreen we value the experience and healing that face-to-face, in-person sessions provide. While we offer telehealth as a backup option, we encourage clients to attend in person.
(503) 782-8257 View (503) 782-8257
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Heather Sly-Haley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97302
When working with clients, I see people as unique individuals who are trying to find their own meaning for their lives and a purpose in life. Through therapy we can learn so much about ourselves and our goals which we might not even be aware of up to this point. Part of my belief in therapy is centered in the idea that each person is capable of reaching their desired self or achieving self actualization. I believe individuals and relationships are trying to find their best possible versions of self. In my practice I emphasize promoting communication and emotional awareness.
When working with clients, I see people as unique individuals who are trying to find their own meaning for their lives and a purpose in life. Through therapy we can learn so much about ourselves and our goals which we might not even be aware of up to this point. Part of my belief in therapy is centered in the idea that each person is capable of reaching their desired self or achieving self actualization. I believe individuals and relationships are trying to find their best possible versions of self. In my practice I emphasize promoting communication and emotional awareness.
(971) 232-5735 View (971) 232-5735

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Salem, OR

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Salem, OR who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
70% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% PacificSource
49% Providence
48% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

How Therapists in Salem, OR see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Salem?

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.