Therapists in Bryn Mawr, PA

Jacqueline M Salmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress due to relationship,family and work issues, as well as those suffering from loss and grief find that my long professional experience and warm, empathic style helps them access their own inner strengths. I strive to help clients clarify their thoughts and feelings, and support them in developing personal goals that will make their lives more satisfying. My intention is to help clients remove both inner and outer obstacles that prevent them from living rich and meaningful lives. I find my work deeply rewarding and inspiring.
Clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress due to relationship,family and work issues, as well as those suffering from loss and grief find that my long professional experience and warm, empathic style helps them access their own inner strengths. I strive to help clients clarify their thoughts and feelings, and support them in developing personal goals that will make their lives more satisfying. My intention is to help clients remove both inner and outer obstacles that prevent them from living rich and meaningful lives. I find my work deeply rewarding and inspiring.
(610) 422-3784 View (610) 422-3784
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Phillip Barton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010  (Online Only)
Many of us wrestle to find hope in our lives, move forward, or just make it through the day. Depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and loss can take away motivation, causing struggle and suffering. This can change. Perhaps you're determining which life path to take or are dealing with past trauma, abuse, or painful memories. You don't have to carry this weight alone. I provide an unbiased, nonjudgmental space for adults to explore what is hindering them and overcome obstacles in healthy, ways.
Many of us wrestle to find hope in our lives, move forward, or just make it through the day. Depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and loss can take away motivation, causing struggle and suffering. This can change. Perhaps you're determining which life path to take or are dealing with past trauma, abuse, or painful memories. You don't have to carry this weight alone. I provide an unbiased, nonjudgmental space for adults to explore what is hindering them and overcome obstacles in healthy, ways.
(267) 356-5911 View (267) 356-5911
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Tammi Van Hollander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Through play and other expressive therapies, children are able to express themselves safely and work out what is troubling them. Play is the language of children and the toys become their words. Parents are given the tools to understand what their children are communicating to them and we work as a team to strengthen the family system and decrease power struggles and stressors in the home. Main Line Play Therapy: Expressive Therapy Center now offers dance/movement, music, & play therapy,
Through play and other expressive therapies, children are able to express themselves safely and work out what is troubling them. Play is the language of children and the toys become their words. Parents are given the tools to understand what their children are communicating to them and we work as a team to strengthen the family system and decrease power struggles and stressors in the home. Main Line Play Therapy: Expressive Therapy Center now offers dance/movement, music, & play therapy,
(610) 850-9612 View (610) 850-9612
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Amy Wenzel
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat a broad range of mood and anxiety disorders. From 2004 until his death in 2021, I worked with Dr. Aaron T. Beck, who is regarded as the "father" of CBT, to develop and evaluate CBT treatment protocols for many types of clientele and treatment settings. I deliver these evidence-based treatments in my clinical practice. I work well with clients who seek an active, problem-focused, and evidence-based approach to resolve their emotional distress and life problems in a warm, supportive, and compassionate environment that is focused on the cultivation of a strong therapeutic relationship.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat a broad range of mood and anxiety disorders. From 2004 until his death in 2021, I worked with Dr. Aaron T. Beck, who is regarded as the "father" of CBT, to develop and evaluate CBT treatment protocols for many types of clientele and treatment settings. I deliver these evidence-based treatments in my clinical practice. I work well with clients who seek an active, problem-focused, and evidence-based approach to resolve their emotional distress and life problems in a warm, supportive, and compassionate environment that is focused on the cultivation of a strong therapeutic relationship.
(267) 702-0938 View (267) 702-0938
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Idit Trope
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I conduct neuropsychological and psycho-educational evaluations with children and adults. I assess for psychological/psychiatric and brain-related issues, including traumatic brain injury and concussion, toxic exposure, such as lead poisoning, ADHD, learning disabilities, dementia, stroke, anoxia, epilepsy, etc. I also assess patients who are involved in litigation and I serve as an expert witness in court.
I conduct neuropsychological and psycho-educational evaluations with children and adults. I assess for psychological/psychiatric and brain-related issues, including traumatic brain injury and concussion, toxic exposure, such as lead poisoning, ADHD, learning disabilities, dementia, stroke, anoxia, epilepsy, etc. I also assess patients who are involved in litigation and I serve as an expert witness in court.
(610) 991-7147 View (610) 991-7147
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Personal Odyssey Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MS, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m so glad you made it here. This odyssey is ultimately about you, but here is some information about me to help you decide if you’d like my support along the way. My name is Ana (with the Spanish pronunciation), and I graduated from Villanova University where I got my BA in Psychology and later my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a National Certified Counselor and Certified Trauma Professional. Throughout my clinical experience, I have helped clients navigate various concerns and and co-occurring issues, primarily addiction and trauma.
Hi! I’m so glad you made it here. This odyssey is ultimately about you, but here is some information about me to help you decide if you’d like my support along the way. My name is Ana (with the Spanish pronunciation), and I graduated from Villanova University where I got my BA in Psychology and later my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a National Certified Counselor and Certified Trauma Professional. Throughout my clinical experience, I have helped clients navigate various concerns and and co-occurring issues, primarily addiction and trauma.
(814) 559-4603 View (814) 559-4603
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Eli Press
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Eli’s devotion in the field of therapy is working with pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults living with the feelings of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Eli has successfully worked with hundreds of clients in creating a life worth living. Clients have accomplished this through Eli’s use of CBT, DBT, EFT, mindfulness & meditation, exposure, and understanding that the therapy relationship is a key factor in a positive therapy experience.
Eli’s devotion in the field of therapy is working with pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults living with the feelings of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Eli has successfully worked with hundreds of clients in creating a life worth living. Clients have accomplished this through Eli’s use of CBT, DBT, EFT, mindfulness & meditation, exposure, and understanding that the therapy relationship is a key factor in a positive therapy experience.
(610) 839-8501 View (610) 839-8501
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Marissa Lipkin Nathan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Anxiety, stress, and depression can present in many different ways, including a sense of unease, worry, negative thinking, emotional distress, bad habits, avoidance, irritability, low self-esteem, & strained relationships. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck in old unproductive patterns, and finding that your ways of coping with life stressors are no longer working, or making things worse, I am here to help. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work with adults, adolescents, and children. I specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, fears & phobias, social anxiety, trichotillomania & skin-picking, and relationship concerns.
Anxiety, stress, and depression can present in many different ways, including a sense of unease, worry, negative thinking, emotional distress, bad habits, avoidance, irritability, low self-esteem, & strained relationships. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck in old unproductive patterns, and finding that your ways of coping with life stressors are no longer working, or making things worse, I am here to help. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work with adults, adolescents, and children. I specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, fears & phobias, social anxiety, trichotillomania & skin-picking, and relationship concerns.
(484) 592-2691 View (484) 592-2691
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Jordan Lief
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I have successfully treated people struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma/PTSD, loss of a loved one, sexual difficulties, and relationship distress. I work with individuals, couples, and families, with the goal of helping people become more aware of and more comfortable with themselves and others. Life is complex, and I enjoy the challenges of assisting people through their unpredictable journeys. I create a supportive therapeutic environment where my clients feel safe to explore themselves, their relationships, and the world around them.
I have successfully treated people struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma/PTSD, loss of a loved one, sexual difficulties, and relationship distress. I work with individuals, couples, and families, with the goal of helping people become more aware of and more comfortable with themselves and others. Life is complex, and I enjoy the challenges of assisting people through their unpredictable journeys. I create a supportive therapeutic environment where my clients feel safe to explore themselves, their relationships, and the world around them.
(610) 915-8043 View (610) 915-8043
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Neha K. Dixit
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
If you or a loved one are experiencing changes in memory, attention and concentration or have changes in thinking due to aging, I can help. Conditions such as dementia, ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis and brain injury can cause difficulties with cognition. My goal as a Neuropsychologist is to help clients achieve optimal mental and cognitive health and assist them in coming back to wholeness in a new way. This includes working with those who are experiencing stress or trauma within their life, medical challenges, and cognitive changes secondary to aging and/or neurological conditions.
If you or a loved one are experiencing changes in memory, attention and concentration or have changes in thinking due to aging, I can help. Conditions such as dementia, ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis and brain injury can cause difficulties with cognition. My goal as a Neuropsychologist is to help clients achieve optimal mental and cognitive health and assist them in coming back to wholeness in a new way. This includes working with those who are experiencing stress or trauma within their life, medical challenges, and cognitive changes secondary to aging and/or neurological conditions.
(484) 222-4643 View (484) 222-4643
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Sandra L Holloway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, R-DMT, LBS
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I am a kind, skilled therapist who will meet you where you are at, and work with you to find a path towards your hopes and dreams. You can choose from a variety of healing practices such as mindfulness and movement, or cognitive therapy, to gather resources that will help you heal both the mind and the body. I work with children and adults, with trauma and dissociative disorders, mood disorders (anxiety, depression), ADHD, and big emotions and behaviors. I also consult with groups (schools, institutes), individuals and parent groups, to educate about trauma and parenting. Lets "zoom" or meet in my office!
I am a kind, skilled therapist who will meet you where you are at, and work with you to find a path towards your hopes and dreams. You can choose from a variety of healing practices such as mindfulness and movement, or cognitive therapy, to gather resources that will help you heal both the mind and the body. I work with children and adults, with trauma and dissociative disorders, mood disorders (anxiety, depression), ADHD, and big emotions and behaviors. I also consult with groups (schools, institutes), individuals and parent groups, to educate about trauma and parenting. Lets "zoom" or meet in my office!
(215) 995-2916 View (215) 995-2916
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Teresa Cote @ The Healing Place Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010  (Online Only)
As a trauma therapist, I work with many individuals facing deep heartache and struggles that sometimes feel too overwhelming and scary. Trauma can be triggered from some experiences such as past abuse, grief, chronic illness, or being a witness to traumatic events. This can also lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, fear, phobias, irrational fears, and agitation. Trauma can also lead to negative coping skills such as addictive patterns and behaviors. I can walk alongside you in a journey of healing and assist you in coming to a place of safety and peace and help you overcome and move you towards a place of healing!
As a trauma therapist, I work with many individuals facing deep heartache and struggles that sometimes feel too overwhelming and scary. Trauma can be triggered from some experiences such as past abuse, grief, chronic illness, or being a witness to traumatic events. This can also lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, fear, phobias, irrational fears, and agitation. Trauma can also lead to negative coping skills such as addictive patterns and behaviors. I can walk alongside you in a journey of healing and assist you in coming to a place of safety and peace and help you overcome and move you towards a place of healing!
(484) 214-2574 View (484) 214-2574
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David Yusko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Co-Founder of the Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy which specializes in providing compassionate evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders including OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias. I also treat substance use disorders and work with athletes seeking to enhance performance through the mental aspect of competition. My work is largely guided by cognitive behavioral therapy principles, but I often incorporate aspects of mindfulness and psychodynamic theory. I seek to help clients return to the meaningful parts of their lives through a collaborative, goal-oriented, and practical approach.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Co-Founder of the Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy which specializes in providing compassionate evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders including OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias. I also treat substance use disorders and work with athletes seeking to enhance performance through the mental aspect of competition. My work is largely guided by cognitive behavioral therapy principles, but I often incorporate aspects of mindfulness and psychodynamic theory. I seek to help clients return to the meaningful parts of their lives through a collaborative, goal-oriented, and practical approach.
(610) 850-0319 View (610) 850-0319
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Lindsay Breeden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I work best with older adolescents, adults and couples seeking a therapy relationship to count on as long as the work is helpful. I've provided brief treatment many times, but if you're in a rush, I'm probably not your ideal therapist. In 30+ years, I've come to believe that satisfaction in life and relationships depends largely on the quality of your relationship with yourself. Therapy is a process of exploring how you came to be where you are; looking at life in new ways; and risking new behaviors reflecting who you really are and what you want. Lasting change takes time.
I work best with older adolescents, adults and couples seeking a therapy relationship to count on as long as the work is helpful. I've provided brief treatment many times, but if you're in a rush, I'm probably not your ideal therapist. In 30+ years, I've come to believe that satisfaction in life and relationships depends largely on the quality of your relationship with yourself. Therapy is a process of exploring how you came to be where you are; looking at life in new ways; and risking new behaviors reflecting who you really are and what you want. Lasting change takes time.
(610) 719-3035 View (610) 719-3035
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Betsy Leatherman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Are you overwhelmed? Discouraged? Uncertain about the future? Those who are experiencing career changes, shifting family dynamics and those who are trying to find greater self-identity are some of the people that I truly enjoy partnering with in a therapeutic relationship for growth. Relationship concerns, adapting to changes both expected and unexpected, parenting, career and future planning, just "adulting" in general...these are all areas that can go from you feeling great about life to becoming enormous stressors. If you answered "yes", please reach out! We can partner in creating a plan for personal growth and success.
Are you overwhelmed? Discouraged? Uncertain about the future? Those who are experiencing career changes, shifting family dynamics and those who are trying to find greater self-identity are some of the people that I truly enjoy partnering with in a therapeutic relationship for growth. Relationship concerns, adapting to changes both expected and unexpected, parenting, career and future planning, just "adulting" in general...these are all areas that can go from you feeling great about life to becoming enormous stressors. If you answered "yes", please reach out! We can partner in creating a plan for personal growth and success.
(484) 276-1360 View (484) 276-1360
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Sameh Shaker
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, STM
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I am a PhD intern in Marriage and Family Therapy. I focus on attachment studies, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which I utilize in my work with individuals and couples. In my master’s degree, I focused on trauma and grief. I have over 12 years of experience working with clients who have experienced chronic and terminal illnesses, grief, and loss in the palliative and hospice care field. I also work with couples who experience emotional and sexual distress in their relationships.
I am a PhD intern in Marriage and Family Therapy. I focus on attachment studies, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which I utilize in my work with individuals and couples. In my master’s degree, I focused on trauma and grief. I have over 12 years of experience working with clients who have experienced chronic and terminal illnesses, grief, and loss in the palliative and hospice care field. I also work with couples who experience emotional and sexual distress in their relationships.
(484) 739-1859 View (484) 739-1859
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Andrea S Hiralall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Dr. Andrea Hiralall is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Hiralall completed her doctoral degree at Syracuse University and internship in Neurodevelopmental Disorders at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/ University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1997, and in 2002 acquired postdoctoral certification in Clinical Neuropsychology. She is currently a diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology.
Dr. Andrea Hiralall is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Hiralall completed her doctoral degree at Syracuse University and internship in Neurodevelopmental Disorders at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/ University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1997, and in 2002 acquired postdoctoral certification in Clinical Neuropsychology. She is currently a diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology.
(484) 563-1785 View (484) 563-1785
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Spilove Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSS
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I have been providing therapy for children and families for several years after graduating from Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research. I am trauma informed and specialize in child development, attachment, mindful parenting, sensory integration, behavioral challenges, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, OCD and grief and loss.
I have been providing therapy for children and families for several years after graduating from Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research. I am trauma informed and specialize in child development, attachment, mindful parenting, sensory integration, behavioral challenges, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, OCD and grief and loss.
(484) 382-3843 View (484) 382-3843
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Michael E Silverstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I am a clinical psychologist with 30 years experience helping individuals and couples find relief from depression, anxiety, addiction, OCD and relationship problems. We will use evidence-based approaches that have been scientifically proven to work, developing coping skills and new habits that are easy to learn and apply to everyday life. I believe we are all experts in our own lives and often already possess answers to our problems without realizing it. I work collaboratively to help set specific achievable goals, avoid previously hurtful thoughts and behaviors, and overcome barriers to finding effective solutions.
I am a clinical psychologist with 30 years experience helping individuals and couples find relief from depression, anxiety, addiction, OCD and relationship problems. We will use evidence-based approaches that have been scientifically proven to work, developing coping skills and new habits that are easy to learn and apply to everyday life. I believe we are all experts in our own lives and often already possess answers to our problems without realizing it. I work collaboratively to help set specific achievable goals, avoid previously hurtful thoughts and behaviors, and overcome barriers to finding effective solutions.
(610) 557-1938 x1 View (610) 557-1938 x1
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Jeannine C Alvare'
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I believe that mental health reflects a balance between an individual's emotional functioning and his/her family, friends and community. I support patients in their personal awareness and integration of the mind, body and spirit. I have extensive clinical experience with individuals and families addressing concerns such as: Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum, Attention Deficit Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Learning Differences, Oppositional/Defiant Behaviors, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression and Psychological responses to life changes. I offer additional expertise in bi-cultural/racial issues, chronic illness, co-parenting, LGBT community, interfaith marriage and sibling rivalry.
I believe that mental health reflects a balance between an individual's emotional functioning and his/her family, friends and community. I support patients in their personal awareness and integration of the mind, body and spirit. I have extensive clinical experience with individuals and families addressing concerns such as: Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum, Attention Deficit Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Learning Differences, Oppositional/Defiant Behaviors, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression and Psychological responses to life changes. I offer additional expertise in bi-cultural/racial issues, chronic illness, co-parenting, LGBT community, interfaith marriage and sibling rivalry.
(484) 494-2899 View (484) 494-2899
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Number of Therapists in Bryn Mawr, PA

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Bryn Mawr, PA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
55% Highmark
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Bryn Mawr, PA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bryn Mawr?

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.