Therapists in Blue Bell, PA

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Eric Schwartz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422
I’m Dr. Eric Schwartz. With nearly three decades of experience as a licensed psychologist and Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, I've dedicated my career to supporting children, adolescents, and their families through life's challenges. One of my passions lies in utilizing evidence-based interventions like SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), pioneered by Eli Lebowitz, Ph.D. at Yale University. This approach, while centered on parents, is specifically designed to address childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. If your child is grappling with anxiety or symptoms of OCD w
I’m Dr. Eric Schwartz. With nearly three decades of experience as a licensed psychologist and Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, I've dedicated my career to supporting children, adolescents, and their families through life's challenges. One of my passions lies in utilizing evidence-based interventions like SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), pioneered by Eli Lebowitz, Ph.D. at Yale University. This approach, while centered on parents, is specifically designed to address childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. If your child is grappling with anxiety or symptoms of OCD w
(267) 360-7889 View (267) 360-7889
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Penllyn Counseling Associates LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Children, Family, Life Transitions can sometimes feel like disappointments. We often have expectations of others, such as showing appreciation, reaching out when you are not well, helping you with tasks that may now be difficult, and see that these responses don't happen. You can learn how to reset expectations and find the opportunity for joy in relationships and activities.
Children, Family, Life Transitions can sometimes feel like disappointments. We often have expectations of others, such as showing appreciation, reaching out when you are not well, helping you with tasks that may now be difficult, and see that these responses don't happen. You can learn how to reset expectations and find the opportunity for joy in relationships and activities.
(267) 481-7891 View (267) 481-7891
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Emily Kranzley Killar, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed psychologist since 2001, I provide neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological evaluation of Children, Adolescents, & Adults. I believe a collaborative, therapeutic approach to assessment enables me to provide my clients answers to the questions they have about their abilities, diagnosis, and treatment. Areas of expertise and interest include: School Psychology, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neuropsychiatric Conditions, Post-Concussion, School Admissions Testing, and Standardized Testing Accommodations. Consultation services available. Coming Soon: Executive Functions Coaching.
As a licensed psychologist since 2001, I provide neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological evaluation of Children, Adolescents, & Adults. I believe a collaborative, therapeutic approach to assessment enables me to provide my clients answers to the questions they have about their abilities, diagnosis, and treatment. Areas of expertise and interest include: School Psychology, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neuropsychiatric Conditions, Post-Concussion, School Admissions Testing, and Standardized Testing Accommodations. Consultation services available. Coming Soon: Executive Functions Coaching.
(267) 263-7512 View (267) 263-7512
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Stefanie Helman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Blue Bell, PA 19422
With over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, I provide a non-judgmental & safe space for each of my clients that promotes growth & self-discovery. I utilize a refreshingly straightforward style that incorporates humor and empathy to connect to individuals and couples on a "real" level. I work with adolescents, young adults, & adults struggling with: Stress Reduction & Management, Self-Esteem & Self-Worth, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, Perinatal & Postpartum, Parenting Stress, Age & Life Transition, Relationship & Communication, Work/Career (speciality in law enforcement) , & Dealing with Divorce.
With over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, I provide a non-judgmental & safe space for each of my clients that promotes growth & self-discovery. I utilize a refreshingly straightforward style that incorporates humor and empathy to connect to individuals and couples on a "real" level. I work with adolescents, young adults, & adults struggling with: Stress Reduction & Management, Self-Esteem & Self-Worth, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, Perinatal & Postpartum, Parenting Stress, Age & Life Transition, Relationship & Communication, Work/Career (speciality in law enforcement) , & Dealing with Divorce.
(215) 437-0790 View (215) 437-0790
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Allison Brunner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422  (Online Only)
You who are highly sensitive and feel a lot, welcome! You'll explore more deeply with me than in traditional talk therapy. You’ve likely tried psychotherapy before but have noticed that the work has either gone nowhere or taken you only so far, or you felt misunderstood. With an uncanny and intuitive ability to really “get” people from many walks of life, I will invite you to go beneath your thoughts, connect with your body and emotions, and gently access the root of your emotional discomfort and hurts to facilitate noticeable shifts with each session.
You who are highly sensitive and feel a lot, welcome! You'll explore more deeply with me than in traditional talk therapy. You’ve likely tried psychotherapy before but have noticed that the work has either gone nowhere or taken you only so far, or you felt misunderstood. With an uncanny and intuitive ability to really “get” people from many walks of life, I will invite you to go beneath your thoughts, connect with your body and emotions, and gently access the root of your emotional discomfort and hurts to facilitate noticeable shifts with each session.
(215) 274-0820 View (215) 274-0820
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Mallory Grivner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422  (Online Only)
We all struggle at times and life can feel overwhelming and unmanageable. I am so happy that you are taking the first steps in determining what you need to lead a happier, more fulfilled life. I know how difficult it can be to acknowledge that your life may not what you envisioned and it is a privilege to work through these challenges with you. My goal is to help you transition from a place of struggle to a place of hope by providing a safe and comfortable environment to discuss these personal life challenges. I provide a warm and collaborative approach offering guidance, support, insight, and hope for a more meaningful life.
We all struggle at times and life can feel overwhelming and unmanageable. I am so happy that you are taking the first steps in determining what you need to lead a happier, more fulfilled life. I know how difficult it can be to acknowledge that your life may not what you envisioned and it is a privilege to work through these challenges with you. My goal is to help you transition from a place of struggle to a place of hope by providing a safe and comfortable environment to discuss these personal life challenges. I provide a warm and collaborative approach offering guidance, support, insight, and hope for a more meaningful life.
(267) 405-3396 View (267) 405-3396
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Keira Fischetti
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) with a Trauma-Informed Approach at Kindle Hill Foundation. As a trauma-informed therapist, I am focused on helping teens and adults to navigate their unique challenges, both individually and within the dynamics of couples and families, through the healing power of horses. Horses possess an intuitive connection to human emotions and an innate ability to mirror and respond to our innermost feelings. This forms the foundation of EAT—an innovative approach that harmonizes the healing power of horses with evidenced-based therapeutic practices.
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) with a Trauma-Informed Approach at Kindle Hill Foundation. As a trauma-informed therapist, I am focused on helping teens and adults to navigate their unique challenges, both individually and within the dynamics of couples and families, through the healing power of horses. Horses possess an intuitive connection to human emotions and an innate ability to mirror and respond to our innermost feelings. This forms the foundation of EAT—an innovative approach that harmonizes the healing power of horses with evidenced-based therapeutic practices.
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Diana Saunders, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Evidence-Based Therapy with a Love-Based Approach. As a clinical psychologist devoted to practicing therapy, I value the individual strengths, perspectives and histories of each person. I believe that healing and growth occur within the context of a supportive and accepting relationship. Thus, I am highly attentive to our therapeutic relationship and more importantly, to the relationships that already exist in your life. Our work is tailored to your specific needs, strengths and values. My approach to therapy is relational, systemic, trauma-informed and love-based.
Evidence-Based Therapy with a Love-Based Approach. As a clinical psychologist devoted to practicing therapy, I value the individual strengths, perspectives and histories of each person. I believe that healing and growth occur within the context of a supportive and accepting relationship. Thus, I am highly attentive to our therapeutic relationship and more importantly, to the relationships that already exist in your life. Our work is tailored to your specific needs, strengths and values. My approach to therapy is relational, systemic, trauma-informed and love-based.
(484) 207-6497 View (484) 207-6497
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Adjust Your Crown Healing Center LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
What is in the way of “living your best life”? Navigating changes in life, trying to manage anxiety, relationships, establishing boundaries & finding out who you want to be in this world, can be exhausting. Being in a place in which you want support to see changes in how you show up, cope and adjust to struggles in life, shows strength. At AYC healing center, we are a black female owned private practice, and we work in therapy to support black millennial women with better managing anxiety, low self esteem, relationships & life transitions. We provide a space for you to have a voice and to develop greater confidence in yourself
What is in the way of “living your best life”? Navigating changes in life, trying to manage anxiety, relationships, establishing boundaries & finding out who you want to be in this world, can be exhausting. Being in a place in which you want support to see changes in how you show up, cope and adjust to struggles in life, shows strength. At AYC healing center, we are a black female owned private practice, and we work in therapy to support black millennial women with better managing anxiety, low self esteem, relationships & life transitions. We provide a space for you to have a voice and to develop greater confidence in yourself
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Mark D Schenker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Bell, PA 19422
The primary focus of my practice for 40 years has been helping people achieve recovery from substance use disorders. I use a collaborative, motivational approach, rather than confrontation, and work with people on setting and achieving realistic and healthy goals for their problems. I believe, (as did Bill Wilson, the founder of AA) that there are many paths to recovery; each person must work on a program that reflects their unique needs and assets. I encourage people to explore their resources, their obstacles and their values in setting goals and in working a positive program. Secondarily, I am trained in couples/marital therapy.
The primary focus of my practice for 40 years has been helping people achieve recovery from substance use disorders. I use a collaborative, motivational approach, rather than confrontation, and work with people on setting and achieving realistic and healthy goals for their problems. I believe, (as did Bill Wilson, the founder of AA) that there are many paths to recovery; each person must work on a program that reflects their unique needs and assets. I encourage people to explore their resources, their obstacles and their values in setting goals and in working a positive program. Secondarily, I am trained in couples/marital therapy.
(215) 264-5412 View (215) 264-5412
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Kelly Haines
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Immediate In-person and telehealth openings! I am a Master's Level Therapist with experience working in school settings with adolescents, teenagers, and parents. I am very passionate about mental health and normalizing going to therapy! I take on a person-centered approach, where my goal is to create a welcoming environment where you feel heard, respected, and validated. I have experience working with those dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, and self-image/identity.
Immediate In-person and telehealth openings! I am a Master's Level Therapist with experience working in school settings with adolescents, teenagers, and parents. I am very passionate about mental health and normalizing going to therapy! I take on a person-centered approach, where my goal is to create a welcoming environment where you feel heard, respected, and validated. I have experience working with those dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, and self-image/identity.
(484) 897-7453 View (484) 897-7453
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The Third Space Collective
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422  (Online Only)
The Third Space Collective is dedicated to assisting clients in creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where collaborative efforts can be employed to pursue goals of change, self-discovery, and. understanding. Our approach is client-centered, ensuring that clients play an integral role in their therapeutic work. Our Therapists are committed to fostering a non-judgmental and empathetic atmosphere, providing clients with a sense of being heard, understood, and validated.
The Third Space Collective is dedicated to assisting clients in creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where collaborative efforts can be employed to pursue goals of change, self-discovery, and. understanding. Our approach is client-centered, ensuring that clients play an integral role in their therapeutic work. Our Therapists are committed to fostering a non-judgmental and empathetic atmosphere, providing clients with a sense of being heard, understood, and validated.
(215) 437-0417 View (215) 437-0417
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Maxi Rudolph
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Maxi Rudolph is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She has six years’ experience working with adolescents/young adults, couples and family dynamics in outpatient and chemical dependence facilities. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for which you can pursue your goals. Maxi earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in women and gender studies and educational psychology. Her Master of Education degree from Temple University is in Counseling Psychology with a focus in agency counseling.
Maxi Rudolph is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She has six years’ experience working with adolescents/young adults, couples and family dynamics in outpatient and chemical dependence facilities. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for which you can pursue your goals. Maxi earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in women and gender studies and educational psychology. Her Master of Education degree from Temple University is in Counseling Psychology with a focus in agency counseling.
(215) 709-3305 View (215) 709-3305
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Sarah Golden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Bell, PA 19422
With seven years in the field, I utilize both empathy and humor to create a comfortable space for my clients. I support my clients by encouraging them to find their voice in order for them to meet their own therapeutic goals and to create a fulfilling life. My therapeutic style includes open and honest communication that provides transparency between my client and myself. I encourage my clients to see that they are resilient beings who can adapt to the changes life may bring.I use various creative techniques and incorporate mindfulness practices, meditation, and spiritual components for those who are interested.
With seven years in the field, I utilize both empathy and humor to create a comfortable space for my clients. I support my clients by encouraging them to find their voice in order for them to meet their own therapeutic goals and to create a fulfilling life. My therapeutic style includes open and honest communication that provides transparency between my client and myself. I encourage my clients to see that they are resilient beings who can adapt to the changes life may bring.I use various creative techniques and incorporate mindfulness practices, meditation, and spiritual components for those who are interested.
(215) 999-9506 View (215) 999-9506
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Amy Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422
I believe that all people possess the strength and ability to achieve their personal goals and find success no matter the circumstance. I utilize a strengths-based, person-centered approach, to help clients tap in to their endless potential and empower them to find happiness and hope in their lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with a wide-range of individuals, including both adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, and family conflict.
I believe that all people possess the strength and ability to achieve their personal goals and find success no matter the circumstance. I utilize a strengths-based, person-centered approach, to help clients tap in to their endless potential and empower them to find happiness and hope in their lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with a wide-range of individuals, including both adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, and family conflict.
(215) 608-2548 View (215) 608-2548
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Megan MacDonnell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Seeking therapy takes immense strength and courage. It can feel vulnerable to trust another human with your struggles, fear, and pain. From the beginning, I will do my best to listen deeply and carefully, respecting that you have been doing the best you can with what you’ve been handed in life. I believe that our symptoms often provide information about how we have had to adapt to our circumstances. I therefore strive to honor how you have had to cope while working towards alleviating your distress and deepening your connection with yourself and others.
Seeking therapy takes immense strength and courage. It can feel vulnerable to trust another human with your struggles, fear, and pain. From the beginning, I will do my best to listen deeply and carefully, respecting that you have been doing the best you can with what you’ve been handed in life. I believe that our symptoms often provide information about how we have had to adapt to our circumstances. I therefore strive to honor how you have had to cope while working towards alleviating your distress and deepening your connection with yourself and others.
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Jennifer Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Immediate openings-virtual & in-person! I enjoy working together with clients who are experiencing various hardships including but not limited to anxiety, depression, substance use, grief and loss. This thing called life can be challenging to say the least! Whether you’ve been dealt some tough cards, struggling with life transitions, and/or you’re trying to manage the daily stressors of life, I would like to help. My approach is warm and nurturing as I help you process and move through these tough spaces in a healthy way.
Immediate openings-virtual & in-person! I enjoy working together with clients who are experiencing various hardships including but not limited to anxiety, depression, substance use, grief and loss. This thing called life can be challenging to say the least! Whether you’ve been dealt some tough cards, struggling with life transitions, and/or you’re trying to manage the daily stressors of life, I would like to help. My approach is warm and nurturing as I help you process and move through these tough spaces in a healthy way.
(484) 900-8165 View (484) 900-8165
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Kate Therrien
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Bell, PA 19422
With more than 14 years of experience working in the field, I bring warmth, hints of humor, and an empowering voice to support my clients in creating more fulfilling lives for themselves. My therapeutic style is grounded in open communication, mutual respect, and creative collaboration. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with: Anxiety, Depression, Pregnancy-Related Concerns, Parenting Stress, Age & Life Transitions Issues, Gender & Identity (LGBTQ+), Body Image & Self-Esteem, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance, Relationship Challenges, & Family Conflicts.
With more than 14 years of experience working in the field, I bring warmth, hints of humor, and an empowering voice to support my clients in creating more fulfilling lives for themselves. My therapeutic style is grounded in open communication, mutual respect, and creative collaboration. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with: Anxiety, Depression, Pregnancy-Related Concerns, Parenting Stress, Age & Life Transitions Issues, Gender & Identity (LGBTQ+), Body Image & Self-Esteem, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance, Relationship Challenges, & Family Conflicts.
(267) 399-1138 View (267) 399-1138
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Justyna Marcinkiewicz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Blue Bell, PA 19422
We all go through tough times in our lives and relationships. Sometimes we just need some help with understanding what is going on. I am here for you! Anxiety, trauma and depression can be debilitating and difficult to process. I focus on the mind-body connection, and learning how to manage emotional responses to life and its stressors. Promoting healthy self-esteem, improving relationships and communication skills, are also fundamental in the healing process. I am fully trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Gottman Method for couples.
We all go through tough times in our lives and relationships. Sometimes we just need some help with understanding what is going on. I am here for you! Anxiety, trauma and depression can be debilitating and difficult to process. I focus on the mind-body connection, and learning how to manage emotional responses to life and its stressors. Promoting healthy self-esteem, improving relationships and communication skills, are also fundamental in the healing process. I am fully trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Gottman Method for couples.
(610) 510-2002 View (610) 510-2002
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Courtney Gable
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blue Bell, PA 19422
My inclusive work focuses on: Helping people to feel regulated and empowered, and to feel seen, safe, and valued for who they are in our process together; those struggling with trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety; chronic pain, grief and loss, phobias, racing thoughts, crossroads and upheaval; as well as Body Image, with a specific focus on Body Neutrality and Health At Every Size (HAES) – all with mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance.
My inclusive work focuses on: Helping people to feel regulated and empowered, and to feel seen, safe, and valued for who they are in our process together; those struggling with trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety; chronic pain, grief and loss, phobias, racing thoughts, crossroads and upheaval; as well as Body Image, with a specific focus on Body Neutrality and Health At Every Size (HAES) – all with mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance.
(215) 607-6969 View (215) 607-6969

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Blue Bell, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Blue Bell, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
69% Highmark
57% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Blue Bell, PA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Blue Bell?

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.