Therapists in Springfield, OR

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Oregon Directions
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Springfield, OR 97477
Oregon Directions is a team of counselors accepting new clients now in Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah, Linn, Benton, Lincoln, & Lane Counties in Oregon. We provide the client the safe space and caring opportunity to be professionally counseled and supported with on-going assistance to grow and excel. Each client is unique and deserves special, professional care. Clients are not just a number, but multi-faceted humans beings, who are entitled to the best mental health and wellness care available. We have the counselors who are passionate and have dedicated themselves to achieving the best possible results for each client.
Oregon Directions is a team of counselors accepting new clients now in Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah, Linn, Benton, Lincoln, & Lane Counties in Oregon. We provide the client the safe space and caring opportunity to be professionally counseled and supported with on-going assistance to grow and excel. Each client is unique and deserves special, professional care. Clients are not just a number, but multi-faceted humans beings, who are entitled to the best mental health and wellness care available. We have the counselors who are passionate and have dedicated themselves to achieving the best possible results for each client.
(541) 818-0009 View (541) 818-0009
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Juanita Rinas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
I have been working in mental health and substance use case management and counseling since 1995. I have worked in a variety of settings from court ordered treatment facilities, to inpatient locked mental health units, community mental health, crisis and stabilization, private practice, college level education, and insurance care management and utilization review.
I have been working in mental health and substance use case management and counseling since 1995. I have worked in a variety of settings from court ordered treatment facilities, to inpatient locked mental health units, community mental health, crisis and stabilization, private practice, college level education, and insurance care management and utilization review.
(541) 854-3119 x1 View (541) 854-3119 x1
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Angela Eller
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, QMHP
Verified
Springfield, OR 97477
I believe miracles can occur in people’s lives when they feel heard, seen, validated, and empathized with. As a mental health provider, I strive to meet each individual where they are and through a trauma focused lens work to develop a strong therapeutic alliance, help facilitate identification of the root causes of emotional distress, collaborate on developing healthy coping mechanisms and assist in finding those things that spark joy in a person’s life. I am dedicated to creating a space that can cultivate hope and healing, where an individual can feel empowered to find their authentic and best self.
I believe miracles can occur in people’s lives when they feel heard, seen, validated, and empathized with. As a mental health provider, I strive to meet each individual where they are and through a trauma focused lens work to develop a strong therapeutic alliance, help facilitate identification of the root causes of emotional distress, collaborate on developing healthy coping mechanisms and assist in finding those things that spark joy in a person’s life. I am dedicated to creating a space that can cultivate hope and healing, where an individual can feel empowered to find their authentic and best self.
(541) 588-5263 x1 View (541) 588-5263 x1
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Mike Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Springfield, OR 97477
Not accepting new clients
Most people experience times in which they are frustrated with how their life is going. Perhaps they are having relationship problems, difficulty with school or work, or they are having feelings and thoughts that are overwhelming. Sometimes people have a good idea why things are like this, sometimes they have no idea why. But what they do know is that it is time for a change. Regardless of where you are at, I am ready to help you achieve the change you desire.
Most people experience times in which they are frustrated with how their life is going. Perhaps they are having relationship problems, difficulty with school or work, or they are having feelings and thoughts that are overwhelming. Sometimes people have a good idea why things are like this, sometimes they have no idea why. But what they do know is that it is time for a change. Regardless of where you are at, I am ready to help you achieve the change you desire.
(831) 621-5833 View (831) 621-5833
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Lena Monteverdi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
Everyone is at different stages in their process of healing. I find it important to work with individuals within their context, and respect where they are in their readiness to heal. I will always go at the client’s pace and follow their lead. I take a gentle, compassionate approach and highlight the importance of forming therapeutic relationships with clients. Together we can identify the steps that need to be taken on the therapeutic journey. I believe that therapy is meant to be a space that provides individuals with the capacity to grow and heal.
Everyone is at different stages in their process of healing. I find it important to work with individuals within their context, and respect where they are in their readiness to heal. I will always go at the client’s pace and follow their lead. I take a gentle, compassionate approach and highlight the importance of forming therapeutic relationships with clients. Together we can identify the steps that need to be taken on the therapeutic journey. I believe that therapy is meant to be a space that provides individuals with the capacity to grow and heal.
(541) 813-5012 x1 View (541) 813-5012 x1
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Jason Lamb
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Springfield, OR 97477
I utilize a client-centered approach to counseling, working collaboratively with you to identify your personal goals for growth and healing. I believe that all individuals have the innate capacity for positive transformation in their lives. I have been trained in a variety of treatment modalities and will work with you to determine the approach that will be most helpful for you. The counseling process offers a healing opportunity to discuss your thoughts, feelings, and current life circumstances in a safe and non-judgmental setting in order to find greater self-awareness and learn new skills to support your growth and healing.
I utilize a client-centered approach to counseling, working collaboratively with you to identify your personal goals for growth and healing. I believe that all individuals have the innate capacity for positive transformation in their lives. I have been trained in a variety of treatment modalities and will work with you to determine the approach that will be most helpful for you. The counseling process offers a healing opportunity to discuss your thoughts, feelings, and current life circumstances in a safe and non-judgmental setting in order to find greater self-awareness and learn new skills to support your growth and healing.
(541) 827-3321 x1 View (541) 827-3321 x1
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Jordan Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477
I am a passionate Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who believes in the power of relationships to heal and transform lives. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space for each client to explore their unique story, understand their emotions, and develop the skills to build healthy and fulfilling relationships. I work collaboratively with my clients to find the approach that resonates with them and supports their goals.
I am a passionate Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who believes in the power of relationships to heal and transform lives. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space for each client to explore their unique story, understand their emotions, and develop the skills to build healthy and fulfilling relationships. I work collaboratively with my clients to find the approach that resonates with them and supports their goals.
(541) 423-2633 View (541) 423-2633
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Helloship, LLC (Marie Duff)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
New to therapy? Strained relationships? Coping with a medical condition/disability- including un/diagnosed ADHD/Autism? Identify as a minority in some way? Feel out of control? You may want your life back, or to feel "normal” for once. From the heavy depths of despair to the bubbly heights of playfulness, Helloship is about truth. What makes life absurd, beautiful, & tragic is acknowledged, not ignored. What makes you “weird” is celebrated, not shamed. Like a seed with immense potential, you’ll grow when the conditions work for you. Sadly, I can’t reverse time, but I can help you embrace the unknown, adapt to change, & move forward.
New to therapy? Strained relationships? Coping with a medical condition/disability- including un/diagnosed ADHD/Autism? Identify as a minority in some way? Feel out of control? You may want your life back, or to feel "normal” for once. From the heavy depths of despair to the bubbly heights of playfulness, Helloship is about truth. What makes life absurd, beautiful, & tragic is acknowledged, not ignored. What makes you “weird” is celebrated, not shamed. Like a seed with immense potential, you’ll grow when the conditions work for you. Sadly, I can’t reverse time, but I can help you embrace the unknown, adapt to change, & move forward.
(541) 588-5378 View (541) 588-5378
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Kristen Doecke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Currently Offering Telehealth Only in Oregon and Missouri. Finding an opportunity to heal takes courage and is often a decision made in isolation. I believe everyone deserves access to healing spaces so that we can live a more connected, authentic and resilient life. The wounds we carry often keep us from feeling a sense of meaning, purpose and community. Finding a safe space to heal in the world we live in can feel impossible. My work focuses on creating this space together. It's my goal to help you better understand the systems that stand in the way of your healing and that prevent you from accessing the support you really need.
Currently Offering Telehealth Only in Oregon and Missouri. Finding an opportunity to heal takes courage and is often a decision made in isolation. I believe everyone deserves access to healing spaces so that we can live a more connected, authentic and resilient life. The wounds we carry often keep us from feeling a sense of meaning, purpose and community. Finding a safe space to heal in the world we live in can feel impossible. My work focuses on creating this space together. It's my goal to help you better understand the systems that stand in the way of your healing and that prevent you from accessing the support you really need.
(541) 735-9062 View (541) 735-9062
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Summit Wellness Counseling, LLC(Aaron Porter, LPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, QMHP, MS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Currently accepting clients to the Waitlist. Are you longing for relief from stress, anxiety, and emotions following hardships? I help anxious and overwhelmed people feel relief, contentment, and make lasting changes in their lives and relationships. People I work with have often done their best to manage difficult cycles of emotions that they feel inside, and experience in their relationships. Despite their best efforts, they can’t help but notice that stress follows them into many areas of their lives. I help my clients access inner and outer resources they need to heal, grow, and accomplish their goals.
Currently accepting clients to the Waitlist. Are you longing for relief from stress, anxiety, and emotions following hardships? I help anxious and overwhelmed people feel relief, contentment, and make lasting changes in their lives and relationships. People I work with have often done their best to manage difficult cycles of emotions that they feel inside, and experience in their relationships. Despite their best efforts, they can’t help but notice that stress follows them into many areas of their lives. I help my clients access inner and outer resources they need to heal, grow, and accomplish their goals.
(541) 203-6698 View (541) 203-6698
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Alex Hager
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477
Waitlist for new clients
In my work as a therapist I find satisfaction in helping individuals find peace. Our world may have reasons to feel unsettled. However, there are also many reasons for hope. I find it very rewarding to witness family relationship growth, such as when a parent and child connect. My goal is to be a resource for those suffering from life stressors, normalized grief processes, and loss. Therefore I encourage conversations about areas of strength, successes that are often overlooked, and relational healing that can take place. I often incorporate a solution-oriented approach in working with children, teens, parents, and couples.
In my work as a therapist I find satisfaction in helping individuals find peace. Our world may have reasons to feel unsettled. However, there are also many reasons for hope. I find it very rewarding to witness family relationship growth, such as when a parent and child connect. My goal is to be a resource for those suffering from life stressors, normalized grief processes, and loss. Therefore I encourage conversations about areas of strength, successes that are often overlooked, and relational healing that can take place. I often incorporate a solution-oriented approach in working with children, teens, parents, and couples.
(541) 203-6366 View (541) 203-6366
Photo of Emma Boyer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Springfield, OR
Emma Boyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477
I believe that choosing to engage in therapy is one of the bravest acts that one can do for themselves. It requires a person to acknowledge and confront potentially painful experiences and negative core beliefs that can have become foundational. Therapy can help to establish a healthier foundation. I strive to develop a therapeutic relationship by cultivating collaboration, encouraging vulnerability, challenging avoidance, and acknowledging how difficult all of this can be to navigate. I view myself, and the therapy space, as a container in which to foster change and I approach every client with empathy, curiosity and compassion.
I believe that choosing to engage in therapy is one of the bravest acts that one can do for themselves. It requires a person to acknowledge and confront potentially painful experiences and negative core beliefs that can have become foundational. Therapy can help to establish a healthier foundation. I strive to develop a therapeutic relationship by cultivating collaboration, encouraging vulnerability, challenging avoidance, and acknowledging how difficult all of this can be to navigate. I view myself, and the therapy space, as a container in which to foster change and I approach every client with empathy, curiosity and compassion.
(541) 293-0809 View (541) 293-0809
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Leah Chance
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about human beings and an avid advocate for mental health.  I believe each person has a unique and important story that they bring to therapy and I strive to create space for each client to share, connect, and grow. There is great strength and vulnerability in seeking help and I consider it a privilege to assist others in their journey through therapy. When working with clients, I use an eclectic approach in practice in order to best fit the client's needs.  I view counseling as a collaborative effort in helping clients to recognize strengths, identify needs, understand conflicts and discover new options.
I am passionate about human beings and an avid advocate for mental health.  I believe each person has a unique and important story that they bring to therapy and I strive to create space for each client to share, connect, and grow. There is great strength and vulnerability in seeking help and I consider it a privilege to assist others in their journey through therapy. When working with clients, I use an eclectic approach in practice in order to best fit the client's needs.  I view counseling as a collaborative effort in helping clients to recognize strengths, identify needs, understand conflicts and discover new options.
(541) 449-9782 View (541) 449-9782
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Kirsten Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
Springfield, OR 97477
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing a range of challenges that include relationship distress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adolescent-parent relationships, life transitions, financial conflict, and/or coping with the disease of addiction in a significant relationship or family system. We all come from diverse backgrounds and experiences that impact how we see and move through the world. I am interested in understanding the context of your life in our work together.
I work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing a range of challenges that include relationship distress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adolescent-parent relationships, life transitions, financial conflict, and/or coping with the disease of addiction in a significant relationship or family system. We all come from diverse backgrounds and experiences that impact how we see and move through the world. I am interested in understanding the context of your life in our work together.
(458) 214-2493 View (458) 214-2493
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Anne Kraft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with the uncertainty and intensity of these times? Even when things are difficult, I believe it is possible to experience connection, meaning, and hope. Although it can be hard to see in the midst of it, our struggles can clarify what's most important and offer opportunities to invite intuitive wisdom to emerge to explore new ways of being. With a collaborative and holistic approach, I strive to bring warmth, unconditional acceptance, compassion, and cultural humility to create a space that fosters a sense of safety and self-exploration.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with the uncertainty and intensity of these times? Even when things are difficult, I believe it is possible to experience connection, meaning, and hope. Although it can be hard to see in the midst of it, our struggles can clarify what's most important and offer opportunities to invite intuitive wisdom to emerge to explore new ways of being. With a collaborative and holistic approach, I strive to bring warmth, unconditional acceptance, compassion, and cultural humility to create a space that fosters a sense of safety and self-exploration.
(541) 351-9014 View (541) 351-9014
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Barb Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADCI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself focusing on the past, anxious about the future, or overall stressed about circumstances in your life? Are you struggling in relationships, and finding it difficult to set and maintain boundaries with others? Do you find yourself being overly critical of yourself? Are you finding past events still affecting how you view and interact with the world around you? Life can be hard, and we all develop ways of coping through tough times. Sometimes those ways of coping are no longer effective for us, and we deserve to learn what works for us so we can live a peaceful, healthy, happy life.
Are you finding yourself focusing on the past, anxious about the future, or overall stressed about circumstances in your life? Are you struggling in relationships, and finding it difficult to set and maintain boundaries with others? Do you find yourself being overly critical of yourself? Are you finding past events still affecting how you view and interact with the world around you? Life can be hard, and we all develop ways of coping through tough times. Sometimes those ways of coping are no longer effective for us, and we deserve to learn what works for us so we can live a peaceful, healthy, happy life.
(503) 714-3421 View (503) 714-3421
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Diana Delgadillo-Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
Springfield, OR 97477
As a daughter to immigrant parents, I had the privilege of learning about diversity first-hand and gained a multicultural perspective. I speak Spanish and would love to extend the healing to the Latinx community. I also offer faith-based counseling services if you would like to bring your spiritual beliefs into treatment. I graduated from Hope International University with my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am passionate about and have experience working with children and families with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, crisis, ADHD, and trauma. Allow me the opportunity to work with you on meeting your goals.
As a daughter to immigrant parents, I had the privilege of learning about diversity first-hand and gained a multicultural perspective. I speak Spanish and would love to extend the healing to the Latinx community. I also offer faith-based counseling services if you would like to bring your spiritual beliefs into treatment. I graduated from Hope International University with my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am passionate about and have experience working with children and families with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, crisis, ADHD, and trauma. Allow me the opportunity to work with you on meeting your goals.
(541) 596-9827 x1 View (541) 596-9827 x1
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Dawnne Howard Professional Counselor Associate
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
My approach includes understanding that trust and rapport is important to foster a therapeutic relationship that can help facilitate the change you want to see in your life. The belief that each person is uniquely made from their specific experiences drives my passion to connect and tailor treatment to each person’s individual needs. Treatment with me includes helping you reach your goals by helping you develop the tools and skills needed to grow in confidence as you become the person you want to be. I enjoy working on topics that include but are not limited to building self-esteem and self-worth, learning to manage strong emotions.
My approach includes understanding that trust and rapport is important to foster a therapeutic relationship that can help facilitate the change you want to see in your life. The belief that each person is uniquely made from their specific experiences drives my passion to connect and tailor treatment to each person’s individual needs. Treatment with me includes helping you reach your goals by helping you develop the tools and skills needed to grow in confidence as you become the person you want to be. I enjoy working on topics that include but are not limited to building self-esteem and self-worth, learning to manage strong emotions.
(503) 917-3939 View (503) 917-3939
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Maryrose Yerger
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients for March: Individuals, couples, and families- Therapy is a collaborative journey of discovery. It is my belief that our healing lies in the gifts we have yet to uncover. As we learned to exist in this challenging world, these gifts often became clouded or adapted to meet our survival needs. The weight of our past, the stress of our daily lives, and our fears for the future can begin to drag us down and dull our experience. Through a process that is gentle, intuitive and individually tailored my goal is to help you unearth your gifts so you can move through your life with more lightness and ease.
Now Accepting New Clients for March: Individuals, couples, and families- Therapy is a collaborative journey of discovery. It is my belief that our healing lies in the gifts we have yet to uncover. As we learned to exist in this challenging world, these gifts often became clouded or adapted to meet our survival needs. The weight of our past, the stress of our daily lives, and our fears for the future can begin to drag us down and dull our experience. Through a process that is gentle, intuitive and individually tailored my goal is to help you unearth your gifts so you can move through your life with more lightness and ease.
(541) 422-6770 View (541) 422-6770
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Autumn Stoutenburgh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, OR 97477  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Come as you are to this space and be accepted. While the goals of therapy for each individual vary, a common goal is to be able to experience a range of emotions and have the tools and skills to cope with them. I am here to support you in this journey, regardless of what place you are starting from. You are not alone and you are worthy.
Come as you are to this space and be accepted. While the goals of therapy for each individual vary, a common goal is to be able to experience a range of emotions and have the tools and skills to cope with them. I am here to support you in this journey, regardless of what place you are starting from. You are not alone and you are worthy.
(458) 224-1055 View (458) 224-1055

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Number of Therapists in Springfield, OR

200+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Springfield, OR who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
68% Grief
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% PacificSource
50% Other
50% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

How Therapists in Springfield, OR see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Springfield?

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.