Therapists in Havertown, PA

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Nanette Farrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Sometimes navigating every day tasks feels harder than it should. Sometimes there is an indescribable ache that weighs on your capacity to live life on your terms. Maybe there is a specific overwhelming stressor that seems impossible to surmount, or a life transition that is taking more out of you than expected. You might want relief from these strains and burdens, to have better relationships with others and with your self. You might know there needs to be significant change, but don’t know where and how to start. I am here to help and support you though these challenges.
Sometimes navigating every day tasks feels harder than it should. Sometimes there is an indescribable ache that weighs on your capacity to live life on your terms. Maybe there is a specific overwhelming stressor that seems impossible to surmount, or a life transition that is taking more out of you than expected. You might want relief from these strains and burdens, to have better relationships with others and with your self. You might know there needs to be significant change, but don’t know where and how to start. I am here to help and support you though these challenges.
(484) 998-1141 View (484) 998-1141
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Next Steps Center
Havertown, PA 19083
Next Steps Center, a division of Child Guidance Resource Centers, is a team of licensed psychologists dedicated to providing developmental and neuropsychological evaluations across the lifespan where there are concerns regarding learning, cognitive, developmental, or social functioning. We provide a high quality evaluation in a convenient setting to meet your needs and are dedicated to help people succeed in school, at work, and throughout later life. Our lead psychologists are Dr. Catherine Gardner and Dr. Andrea Hirallal. Dr. Gardner is a Licensed Psychologist with more than 20 years experience providing assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental and emotional disorders. She earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) and a Law Degree (JD) from Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology and Widener Law School's dual degree program. Dr. Andrea Hiralall is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Hiralall completed her 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 from Fielding University. She is currently a diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology.
Next Steps Center, a division of Child Guidance Resource Centers, is a team of licensed psychologists dedicated to providing developmental and neuropsychological evaluations across the lifespan where there are concerns regarding learning, cognitive, developmental, or social functioning. We provide a high quality evaluation in a convenient setting to meet your needs and are dedicated to help people succeed in school, at work, and throughout later life. Our lead psychologists are Dr. Catherine Gardner and Dr. Andrea Hirallal. Dr. Gardner is a Licensed Psychologist with more than 20 years experience providing assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental and emotional disorders. She earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) and a Law Degree (JD) from Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology and Widener Law School's dual degree program. Dr. Andrea Hiralall is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Hiralall completed her 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 from Fielding University. She is currently a diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology.
(484) 453-5543 View (484) 453-5543
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Linda Elkins
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
Feeling like you don't fit in anywhere? Are you in a transition? Would you like to have a skill set to deal with difficult situations? Have you thought about ways to control your addiction but can't seem to do it on your own ? Are you turned off by certain aspects of recovery programs? Would you like to develop a plan that will work specifically for you that's completely confidential? Are you an adoptee who is unsure of how to approach Adoptive family about searching for your roots ? Are you afraid of a second abandonment ? Is fear of abandonment repeated in all your relationships ? Have people called oyu co-dependent ?
Feeling like you don't fit in anywhere? Are you in a transition? Would you like to have a skill set to deal with difficult situations? Have you thought about ways to control your addiction but can't seem to do it on your own ? Are you turned off by certain aspects of recovery programs? Would you like to develop a plan that will work specifically for you that's completely confidential? Are you an adoptee who is unsure of how to approach Adoptive family about searching for your roots ? Are you afraid of a second abandonment ? Is fear of abandonment repeated in all your relationships ? Have people called oyu co-dependent ?
(484) 457-5068 View (484) 457-5068
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Sarah Mulberry-Barrier Lcsw Pmh-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Sarah, a LCSW and PMH-C who specializes in reproductive mental health. Is your family planning journey not unfolding as you had envisioned? Are you experiencing fertility challenges, grief from a pregnancy loss or an unsuccessful treatment cycle? Maybe you are transitioning to parenthood or grappling with some family issues that have resurfaced? I understand the range of emotions that accompany these transitional periods because I've been there too. I'm here to support you so that you don't have to navigate this challenging time on your own.
Hi, I am Sarah, a LCSW and PMH-C who specializes in reproductive mental health. Is your family planning journey not unfolding as you had envisioned? Are you experiencing fertility challenges, grief from a pregnancy loss or an unsuccessful treatment cycle? Maybe you are transitioning to parenthood or grappling with some family issues that have resurfaced? I understand the range of emotions that accompany these transitional periods because I've been there too. I'm here to support you so that you don't have to navigate this challenging time on your own.
(484) 261-4989 View (484) 261-4989
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Erica Hoffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck and unsure where to turn for help? I am happy you are here! Whether or not you are struggling with depression, anxiety, life changes/transitions, stress and/or not feeling like yourself, we need to look towards shifting your mindset to achieve your goals. I specialize in helping moms and moms-to-be achieve balance and mental wellness. Whether you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, transitioning to motherhood or a seasoned mom, you may find yourself experiencing pre or postpartum mood changes, anxiety, depression and/or loss of self.
Do you feel stuck and unsure where to turn for help? I am happy you are here! Whether or not you are struggling with depression, anxiety, life changes/transitions, stress and/or not feeling like yourself, we need to look towards shifting your mindset to achieve your goals. I specialize in helping moms and moms-to-be achieve balance and mental wellness. Whether you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, transitioning to motherhood or a seasoned mom, you may find yourself experiencing pre or postpartum mood changes, anxiety, depression and/or loss of self.
(484) 451-7047 View (484) 451-7047
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Meg Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083
Anxiety is a pain. Struggling with self-doubt and constant worry can be overwhelming. My clients feel like they’re never quite 'good enough.' They compare themselves to others and constantly criticize themselves. These habits feel helpful in the moment, but leave them feeling stressed, tired, and overwhelmed. They might even feel like they can't shake their past mistakes or traumas. So much so, that they don't get the opportunity to fully enjoy the lives they've built for themselves or their relationships. My clients want to slow down and rest but are afraid that if they do, they'll fail.
Anxiety is a pain. Struggling with self-doubt and constant worry can be overwhelming. My clients feel like they’re never quite 'good enough.' They compare themselves to others and constantly criticize themselves. These habits feel helpful in the moment, but leave them feeling stressed, tired, and overwhelmed. They might even feel like they can't shake their past mistakes or traumas. So much so, that they don't get the opportunity to fully enjoy the lives they've built for themselves or their relationships. My clients want to slow down and rest but are afraid that if they do, they'll fail.
(484) 559-5792 View (484) 559-5792
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David Justi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
I have been helping individuals reach their personal goals through counseling for over 25 years. I base my work on the belief that every human being has the ability to face challenges and emerge from them with greater strength, to create and sustain meaningful relationships, and to craft a unique life, one that is meaningful, satisfying, and consistent with personal values. I provide support for individuals to recognize and fully experience their own painful issues, then help them build the strength and strategies necessary to confront those issues directly and create solutions to effect lasting change.
I have been helping individuals reach their personal goals through counseling for over 25 years. I base my work on the belief that every human being has the ability to face challenges and emerge from them with greater strength, to create and sustain meaningful relationships, and to craft a unique life, one that is meaningful, satisfying, and consistent with personal values. I provide support for individuals to recognize and fully experience their own painful issues, then help them build the strength and strategies necessary to confront those issues directly and create solutions to effect lasting change.
(215) 995-3112 View (215) 995-3112
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Hilary Sweedler Chentow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Hilary Chentow is a therapist licensed in WA, PA and DE. Hilary works with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, situations, and mental health goals. She is passionate about supporting LGBTQ folks, especially those who would like to explore their gender. Many clients work with Hilary to find a sense of meaning as they go through major life transitions, which could include marriage, divorce, becoming a parent, switching careers, or moving to a new place. She also supports clients who struggle with chronic illness, the negative impacts of trauma, or coping with infertility, abortion and miscarriage.
Hilary Chentow is a therapist licensed in WA, PA and DE. Hilary works with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, situations, and mental health goals. She is passionate about supporting LGBTQ folks, especially those who would like to explore their gender. Many clients work with Hilary to find a sense of meaning as they go through major life transitions, which could include marriage, divorce, becoming a parent, switching careers, or moving to a new place. She also supports clients who struggle with chronic illness, the negative impacts of trauma, or coping with infertility, abortion and miscarriage.
(484) 562-4840 View (484) 562-4840
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Shawn Beckowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083
Change can be really, really hard. We can get so stuck in routines and behaviors that prove to be ineffective for us, yet it can be hard to recognize on our own. Therapy is useful in that it allows us to look inward while considering what change is necessary to have a more purposeful, satisfying life.
Change can be really, really hard. We can get so stuck in routines and behaviors that prove to be ineffective for us, yet it can be hard to recognize on our own. Therapy is useful in that it allows us to look inward while considering what change is necessary to have a more purposeful, satisfying life.
(610) 983-8957 View (610) 983-8957
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Catherine Mcnally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
Cathy McNally is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her MSW as well as an MPH from the University of California at Berkeley. She treats adults (preferably age 22 and up) and has well over three decades of experience as a clinician in a variety of different settings. She specializes in treating adults with anxiety, depression, chronic and acute illness, infertility, pregnancy loss, grief and loss issues and challenges related to geriatrics and aging.
Cathy McNally is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her MSW as well as an MPH from the University of California at Berkeley. She treats adults (preferably age 22 and up) and has well over three decades of experience as a clinician in a variety of different settings. She specializes in treating adults with anxiety, depression, chronic and acute illness, infertility, pregnancy loss, grief and loss issues and challenges related to geriatrics and aging.
(484) 715-8184 View (484) 715-8184
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Stephen Milburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083  (Online Only)
Employed in the field of social and mental health services for 30 years. Working in a variety of settings has offered me the opportunity to understand human behavior and in general what makes people tick. This may sound odd to the lay person but my vast working experiences in places like foster care, drug and alcohol, mobile mental health services to children in their own home has truly prepared me to get a really good sense of how to get to the root of the problem and provide the necessary support to clients not strictly coming from an academic viewpoint.
Employed in the field of social and mental health services for 30 years. Working in a variety of settings has offered me the opportunity to understand human behavior and in general what makes people tick. This may sound odd to the lay person but my vast working experiences in places like foster care, drug and alcohol, mobile mental health services to children in their own home has truly prepared me to get a really good sense of how to get to the root of the problem and provide the necessary support to clients not strictly coming from an academic viewpoint.
(267) 327-4624 View (267) 327-4624
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Jeannette M Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on providing trauma-informed care. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with the individuals and families I serve. I am strengths-based and work to empower individuals to make change and regain control in their lives. With a training background in treating individuals who have been impacted by trauma, I understand that healing, finding peace, making change and recovery is a process that takes time.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on providing trauma-informed care. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with the individuals and families I serve. I am strengths-based and work to empower individuals to make change and regain control in their lives. With a training background in treating individuals who have been impacted by trauma, I understand that healing, finding peace, making change and recovery is a process that takes time.
(610) 756-9686 View (610) 756-9686
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Kathy Grander Clarke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, LPC, (PA, NJ, FL)
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083  (Online Only)
“Life is Difficult”. One of my favorite opening sentences from M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Traveled. But…it does not always have to be. I applaud and welcome anyone seeking help with therapy and embrace the opportunity in getting to know, witness, and work with you as we join in this process and journey together. I am honored to work with clients who are willing to challenge life's situations to find that road less traveled. I have worked extensively with addiction(s), dual diagnosis, trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, women's issues, relationships, codependency, parenting, and life changes.
“Life is Difficult”. One of my favorite opening sentences from M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Traveled. But…it does not always have to be. I applaud and welcome anyone seeking help with therapy and embrace the opportunity in getting to know, witness, and work with you as we join in this process and journey together. I am honored to work with clients who are willing to challenge life's situations to find that road less traveled. I have worked extensively with addiction(s), dual diagnosis, trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, women's issues, relationships, codependency, parenting, and life changes.
(215) 486-0448 View (215) 486-0448
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Lauren Gallagher Counseling and Wellness LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
Starting therapy can be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about yourself. Therapy can also come at a time in your life that feels most difficult and challenging. My goal is to assist, encourage, and teach my clients how to reach their full potential. My clients have faced diverse issues such as career, emotional, educational, familial, personal, and other various mental health issues. I feel that I am a positive support for those who find themselves in a time of their lives they may be looking for some extra help. Therapy can guide you into a better direction of life that you are hoping for, and I am here to help!
Starting therapy can be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about yourself. Therapy can also come at a time in your life that feels most difficult and challenging. My goal is to assist, encourage, and teach my clients how to reach their full potential. My clients have faced diverse issues such as career, emotional, educational, familial, personal, and other various mental health issues. I feel that I am a positive support for those who find themselves in a time of their lives they may be looking for some extra help. Therapy can guide you into a better direction of life that you are hoping for, and I am here to help!
(484) 749-9505 View (484) 749-9505
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Elizabeth Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
For over 15 years, I've worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor in various capacities, including as a psychotherapist with individual and couples as well as working as part of community-based teams. I have experience helping children, adolescents and adults with a variety of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorder and schizophrenia. I also enjoy working with individuals who are simply looking to understand themselves better.
For over 15 years, I've worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor in various capacities, including as a psychotherapist with individual and couples as well as working as part of community-based teams. I have experience helping children, adolescents and adults with a variety of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorder and schizophrenia. I also enjoy working with individuals who are simply looking to understand themselves better.
(484) 922-8635 View (484) 922-8635
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Serenity Behavioral Health
LMFT, IOP, OP, LPC, PMHNP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083
In-person & In-network. Serenity specializes in mental health and substance use counseling for teens and young adults ages 14-28. We provide personalized intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient services with an emphasis on peer support and family involvement. At Serenity, we'll work together to identify what works best for you and provide a serene therapeutic space to connect, get support & make positive changes. Most clients begin in our IOP level of care before stepping down to outpatient. Services Include: Comprehensive Assessments, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Medication Management, Parent Support, Life-Skills, & more.
In-person & In-network. Serenity specializes in mental health and substance use counseling for teens and young adults ages 14-28. We provide personalized intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient services with an emphasis on peer support and family involvement. At Serenity, we'll work together to identify what works best for you and provide a serene therapeutic space to connect, get support & make positive changes. Most clients begin in our IOP level of care before stepping down to outpatient. Services Include: Comprehensive Assessments, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Medication Management, Parent Support, Life-Skills, & more.
(610) 609-2973 View (610) 609-2973
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Ashley L Greene
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083
If you have come to this page, please be proud of yourself for taking the difficult first step towards healing. It is an honor that you are even considering working with me, and I look forward to supporting you in anyway I can. I have clinical experience working with PTSD/trauma, chronic illness, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and substance use.
If you have come to this page, please be proud of yourself for taking the difficult first step towards healing. It is an honor that you are even considering working with me, and I look forward to supporting you in anyway I can. I have clinical experience working with PTSD/trauma, chronic illness, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and substance use.
(484) 616-2797 View (484) 616-2797
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Marjorie Rubin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
Marjorie (Marge) Rubin is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1999 from Immaculata University and has been working as a therapist for more than 20 years in outpatient as well as in partial hospital settings. Prior to studying psychology, Marge was a teacher of Special Education and Middle School students and she brings this experience and expertise into her work; especially with children, adolescents, and parents. Marge advocates a person-centered, humanistic approach to therapy and is a certified Gestalt Therapist.
Marjorie (Marge) Rubin is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1999 from Immaculata University and has been working as a therapist for more than 20 years in outpatient as well as in partial hospital settings. Prior to studying psychology, Marge was a teacher of Special Education and Middle School students and she brings this experience and expertise into her work; especially with children, adolescents, and parents. Marge advocates a person-centered, humanistic approach to therapy and is a certified Gestalt Therapist.
(484) 799-9387 View (484) 799-9387
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Max Greenspan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently serving adults, children, adolescents and families in Pennsylvania. I have more than 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals and families across the lifespan. While I consider a person-centered approach to be central to my practice, one of my specializations is in that of cognitive behavioral therapy. I have deep experience working with adults, adolescents and children with mood and anxiety challenges utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques, in addition to supporting those who have experienced trauma or other adverse life events.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently serving adults, children, adolescents and families in Pennsylvania. I have more than 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals and families across the lifespan. While I consider a person-centered approach to be central to my practice, one of my specializations is in that of cognitive behavioral therapy. I have deep experience working with adults, adolescents and children with mood and anxiety challenges utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques, in addition to supporting those who have experienced trauma or other adverse life events.
(484) 246-7875 View (484) 246-7875
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Alyssa Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Havertown, PA 19083
Alyssa C. Lopez is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2019. She obtained her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata and also holds her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Joseph's University. Alyssa approaches mental wellbeing from a holistic perspective, integrating aspects of healing the mind, body, and spirit. She offers a compassionate look at the foundational beliefs about yourself and the world that contribute to symptoms of depression, anxiety, obsessions, and reactivity, and help to realign these beliefs to get "unstuck" from old patterns.
Alyssa C. Lopez is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2019. She obtained her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata and also holds her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Joseph's University. Alyssa approaches mental wellbeing from a holistic perspective, integrating aspects of healing the mind, body, and spirit. She offers a compassionate look at the foundational beliefs about yourself and the world that contribute to symptoms of depression, anxiety, obsessions, and reactivity, and help to realign these beliefs to get "unstuck" from old patterns.
(484) 739-8271 View (484) 739-8271

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Number of Therapists in Havertown, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Havertown, PA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
70% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
59% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Optum

How Therapists in Havertown, PA see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Havertown?

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.