Therapists in Hazleton, PA

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Marisol Alcantara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201  (Online Only)
Hi there! Are you feeling alone, stressed, confused, overwhelmed, hopeless or helpless? Do you feel you lost control of your life? Just remember that you are not alone. I am here to guide you and support you in the journey to learn identify, process, and overcome your challenges so that you can regain full control of your life. My goal is also to empower you to discover the capable, strong, and sufficient you that can defeat the anxiety, depression, or day-to-day life stress affecting you.
Hi there! Are you feeling alone, stressed, confused, overwhelmed, hopeless or helpless? Do you feel you lost control of your life? Just remember that you are not alone. I am here to guide you and support you in the journey to learn identify, process, and overcome your challenges so that you can regain full control of your life. My goal is also to empower you to discover the capable, strong, and sufficient you that can defeat the anxiety, depression, or day-to-day life stress affecting you.
(570) 678-1756 View (570) 678-1756
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Lucía Ohuche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201
Are you perceiving your sensitivity as a detriment in your life? Have your uniqueness and neurodivergence been used against you? I am here to help you make that shift and remove each layer of fear that has been planted in you and has led to chaos and lack of acceptance. Evidence-based practice modalities along with holistic approaches can help you regulate your nervous system, learn more about your emotions and manage depressive symptoms to find the opportunities to grow in the process.
Are you perceiving your sensitivity as a detriment in your life? Have your uniqueness and neurodivergence been used against you? I am here to help you make that shift and remove each layer of fear that has been planted in you and has led to chaos and lack of acceptance. Evidence-based practice modalities along with holistic approaches can help you regulate your nervous system, learn more about your emotions and manage depressive symptoms to find the opportunities to grow in the process.
(570) 989-9130 View (570) 989-9130
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Meralea Oberto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201
Our philosophy is that the services provided at Alternative Pathways are valuable tools, to help the individual problem solve and live a holistic life. Our services are for anyone who wants to embrace change and learn about their whole self. No matter what it is you want to focus on, you deserve the space and support needed to make a positive change in your life. We want to provide you with that space and support so that you can live a holistic lifestyle. All of our providers specialize in a number of areas including issues for survivors of crime, men's issues, and couples coaching.
Our philosophy is that the services provided at Alternative Pathways are valuable tools, to help the individual problem solve and live a holistic life. Our services are for anyone who wants to embrace change and learn about their whole self. No matter what it is you want to focus on, you deserve the space and support needed to make a positive change in your life. We want to provide you with that space and support so that you can live a holistic lifestyle. All of our providers specialize in a number of areas including issues for survivors of crime, men's issues, and couples coaching.
(570) 535-4468 View (570) 535-4468
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(272) 203-5714 View (272) 203-5714
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Michele Reich
Psychologist, PsyD, HHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazleton, PA 18201  (Online Only)
Life can present us with challenges at any age. Each of these times can be an opportunity to grow and make changes. Therapy can provide a safe place for self exploration, understanding, and acceptance. At times, therapy can be anxiety provoking when we think about being vulnerable to someone we do not know. Allowing youself to be open to this process can lead to long-term benefits of coping, resiliency, and healing. I will join with you in the therapy journey in a safe and comfortable environment. My website is www.drmichelereich.com
Life can present us with challenges at any age. Each of these times can be an opportunity to grow and make changes. Therapy can provide a safe place for self exploration, understanding, and acceptance. At times, therapy can be anxiety provoking when we think about being vulnerable to someone we do not know. Allowing youself to be open to this process can lead to long-term benefits of coping, resiliency, and healing. I will join with you in the therapy journey in a safe and comfortable environment. My website is www.drmichelereich.com
(610) 365-4156 View (610) 365-4156
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Lauren McGill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201  (Online Only)
As an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I want to assure you my first task is to provide a safe, friendly, place to address your concerns both for individuals and couples. I see therapy as a hopeful conversation, in which we will begin to discover what you want to be happening in your life and the ways to achieve those goals. We will work together to dissolve problems and turn conflict into harmony. I provide online therapy so you will receive services in a location convenient for you without the worries of traveling. The process is so easy if you can type and click you can have at home therapy. Looking forward to your call!
As an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I want to assure you my first task is to provide a safe, friendly, place to address your concerns both for individuals and couples. I see therapy as a hopeful conversation, in which we will begin to discover what you want to be happening in your life and the ways to achieve those goals. We will work together to dissolve problems and turn conflict into harmony. I provide online therapy so you will receive services in a location convenient for you without the worries of traveling. The process is so easy if you can type and click you can have at home therapy. Looking forward to your call!
(570) 630-7821 View (570) 630-7821
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Peter Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201
I have been working with children and families for over 13 years. My belief is an individual needs to make the decision for the changes in their life. I hope to assist those in need to build the appropriate skills necessary to achieve their goals. I have experience in the following areas: relationship counseling, consistent parenting, couples therapy, impulse control, appropriate coping skills, positive peer and sibling interaction, anger management, anxiety, trauma, etc.
I have been working with children and families for over 13 years. My belief is an individual needs to make the decision for the changes in their life. I hope to assist those in need to build the appropriate skills necessary to achieve their goals. I have experience in the following areas: relationship counseling, consistent parenting, couples therapy, impulse control, appropriate coping skills, positive peer and sibling interaction, anger management, anxiety, trauma, etc.
(570) 291-5608 View (570) 291-5608
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Deanna Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, Deanna Dixon, NCC, LPC
Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201
Waitlist for new clients
I work with a broad spectrum of needs which include but are not limited to Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Level One Autism, and Mood Disorders. I also have some experience working with Borderline Personality Disorder. I've practiced with my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling since 2019 in a variety of settings which have included School Based and Outpatient. Prior to completing my Master's degree I spent 6 years working in Autism under a Behavioral Consultant. I work with lifespan, typically starting at the age of 4, and assist in identifying individual needs and goals and forming individualized treatment.
I work with a broad spectrum of needs which include but are not limited to Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Level One Autism, and Mood Disorders. I also have some experience working with Borderline Personality Disorder. I've practiced with my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling since 2019 in a variety of settings which have included School Based and Outpatient. Prior to completing my Master's degree I spent 6 years working in Autism under a Behavioral Consultant. I work with lifespan, typically starting at the age of 4, and assist in identifying individual needs and goals and forming individualized treatment.
(570) 483-9795 View (570) 483-9795
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Mountaintop Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hazleton, PA 18201
Sometimes it just seems like we are going through life without direction. Sometimes we have never really been able to express who we are to another person. Sometimes we just feel lost. Whatever the reason, know that you don’t have to go through each day feeling this way. Through counseling, you can learn what the next steps might be for you and how to manage your thoughts and emotions. At Mountaintop Counseling, we will be empathetic and honest. The therapeutic alliance can be such a powerful force to help you see your issues in a different light.
Sometimes it just seems like we are going through life without direction. Sometimes we have never really been able to express who we are to another person. Sometimes we just feel lost. Whatever the reason, know that you don’t have to go through each day feeling this way. Through counseling, you can learn what the next steps might be for you and how to manage your thoughts and emotions. At Mountaintop Counseling, we will be empathetic and honest. The therapeutic alliance can be such a powerful force to help you see your issues in a different light.
(570) 600-5658 View (570) 600-5658
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW
Hazleton, PA 18201
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(570) 514-4584 View (570) 514-4584

More Therapists Nearby

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Scott J Masotti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MFT, LPC
Verified
Drums, PA 18222
The stories that we tell about ourselves and our experiences are our realities, and these realities shape how we perceive our past, current, and future experiences in our lives. Sometimes, these stories do not allow us to feel the level of happiness and fulfillment in which we desire due to problems dominating our stories. It is my goal to support individuals, families, couples, and groups in developing a sense of hope and possibility that were not previously there. This hope provides space for unique possible outcomes where these individuals can develop a story that includes happiness and life fulfillment.
The stories that we tell about ourselves and our experiences are our realities, and these realities shape how we perceive our past, current, and future experiences in our lives. Sometimes, these stories do not allow us to feel the level of happiness and fulfillment in which we desire due to problems dominating our stories. It is my goal to support individuals, families, couples, and groups in developing a sense of hope and possibility that were not previously there. This hope provides space for unique possible outcomes where these individuals can develop a story that includes happiness and life fulfillment.
(272) 268-3309 View (272) 268-3309
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Shannon Otto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Drums, PA 18222  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a licensed professional counselor and have over a decade of experience working with adults and adolescents on a multitude of issues. My approach to therapy is diverse but primarily person-centered, so I strive to present an inviting, supportive and collaborative atmosphere. It is within this setting that one can begin to process issues and heal in ways that facilitate positive growth. I also feel that you are your own expert on your life, so I ensure each client is able to explore concerns at their own pace and preference. I would be truly honored to help you on your journey through all of life's seasons.
I'm a licensed professional counselor and have over a decade of experience working with adults and adolescents on a multitude of issues. My approach to therapy is diverse but primarily person-centered, so I strive to present an inviting, supportive and collaborative atmosphere. It is within this setting that one can begin to process issues and heal in ways that facilitate positive growth. I also feel that you are your own expert on your life, so I ensure each client is able to explore concerns at their own pace and preference. I would be truly honored to help you on your journey through all of life's seasons.
(570) 676-1806 View (570) 676-1806
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Vicki Glabb Telehealth Now Accepting New Clients
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Drums, PA 18222  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I enjoy taking an eclectic approach to providing therapy; with a strong skill set in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Family Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Evidence-Based Therapy, Psychotherapeutic support, and Talk Therapy.
I have over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I enjoy taking an eclectic approach to providing therapy; with a strong skill set in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Family Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Evidence-Based Therapy, Psychotherapeutic support, and Talk Therapy.
(724) 598-9776 View (724) 598-9776

Online Therapists

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Laurel Mighell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Laurel Mighell! I have years of experience working with young adults or teens facing the hurdles of anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues while tackling the daily grind. They're motivated to reclaim control, yearning to navigate their own path toward a brighter future. This individual aspires to empowerment, actively seeking the skills needed to take the reins of their life. It's about empowering themselves, breaking free from internal struggles, and progressing towards a self-determined and fulfilling existence.
Hi, I'm Laurel Mighell! I have years of experience working with young adults or teens facing the hurdles of anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues while tackling the daily grind. They're motivated to reclaim control, yearning to navigate their own path toward a brighter future. This individual aspires to empowerment, actively seeking the skills needed to take the reins of their life. It's about empowering themselves, breaking free from internal struggles, and progressing towards a self-determined and fulfilling existence.
(267) 489-2091 View (267) 489-2091
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Tylynn Cofer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Allentown, PA 18106  (Online Only)
Trauma, depression, anxiety, and other stressors stemming from your past and present can stop everything right in its tracks, causing you to feel trapped in the same pattern of feeling, thinking, and behaving that eventually leads to creating a life that is nowhere near what you planned for. Starting the process for therapy is the first step to gaining insight on your struggles, learning ways to manage your stressors, and work towards change. I am trained in EMDR, perinatal mental health, and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I'm here to challenge beliefs that stop you from being the best version of you!
Trauma, depression, anxiety, and other stressors stemming from your past and present can stop everything right in its tracks, causing you to feel trapped in the same pattern of feeling, thinking, and behaving that eventually leads to creating a life that is nowhere near what you planned for. Starting the process for therapy is the first step to gaining insight on your struggles, learning ways to manage your stressors, and work towards change. I am trained in EMDR, perinatal mental health, and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I'm here to challenge beliefs that stop you from being the best version of you!
(610) 822-9250 View (610) 822-9250
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Mikki Burgess
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Allentown, PA 18103  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues or current stressors and want to navigate life’s stressors from a Christian worldview? If so, I am here to help! “Proverbs 15:22 “Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors, they succeed”.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues or current stressors and want to navigate life’s stressors from a Christian worldview? If so, I am here to help! “Proverbs 15:22 “Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors, they succeed”.
(412) 435-3930 View (412) 435-3930
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Gerald F Bellettirie
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437  (Online Only)
I am a Ph.D. Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families to improve the quality of their lives.I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and Listed in the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology. In addition to my Ph.D. I also completed a full time Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine and Behavior Therapy to evaluate and treat disabling anxiety such as panic attacks and OCD in addition to stress reactions that create health problems such as migraine headache, irritable bowel syndrome, sleep and eating disorders and chronic pain. I help people in dealing with challenging life stress and eliminate the need to use alcohol and substances to cope. I develop behavioral plans for parents and for divorced parents I offer co-parenting counseling. I evaluate and treat ADHD. For those seeking help, I offer a comprehensive evaluation and a goal oriented personal treatment plan in an empathic and compassionate enviornment. I personally provide all treatment in a comfortable environment with the complete privacy of a private exit.
I am a Ph.D. Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families to improve the quality of their lives.I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and Listed in the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology. In addition to my Ph.D. I also completed a full time Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine and Behavior Therapy to evaluate and treat disabling anxiety such as panic attacks and OCD in addition to stress reactions that create health problems such as migraine headache, irritable bowel syndrome, sleep and eating disorders and chronic pain. I help people in dealing with challenging life stress and eliminate the need to use alcohol and substances to cope. I develop behavioral plans for parents and for divorced parents I offer co-parenting counseling. I evaluate and treat ADHD. For those seeking help, I offer a comprehensive evaluation and a goal oriented personal treatment plan in an empathic and compassionate enviornment. I personally provide all treatment in a comfortable environment with the complete privacy of a private exit.
(215) 995-1035 View (215) 995-1035
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Douglas Achtert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Media, PA 19063
Douglas Achtert is a licensed clinical social worker and received their Master's in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. Doug sees adolescents, adults, and couples. They are an empowered meditation teacher in the Theravadan tradition and incorporate this background using a mindfulness based cognitive therapy approach towards clients with depression, grief, substance use issues, anxiety, or bipolar. Doug also utilizes the mind body connection and awareness to help with growth and meeting goals in all aspects of life.
Douglas Achtert is a licensed clinical social worker and received their Master's in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. Doug sees adolescents, adults, and couples. They are an empowered meditation teacher in the Theravadan tradition and incorporate this background using a mindfulness based cognitive therapy approach towards clients with depression, grief, substance use issues, anxiety, or bipolar. Doug also utilizes the mind body connection and awareness to help with growth and meeting goals in all aspects of life.
(484) 603-6109 View (484) 603-6109
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Blank Space Recovery
CPS, CPRS, PRSS
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19114  (Online Only)
With a history deeply rooted in addiction, I am a testament to the resilient spirit of recovery. Growing up amidst alcoholism, drug addiction, mental health challenges and domestic abuse, I bore the scars of those traumas. And even as I tried to distance myself from the legacy of my upbringing, addiction found me in numerous forms: from food to shopping, from relationships to substances. My journey to recovery wasn’t linear. I struggled with relapses, leaned on maintenance medications, attended 12-step meetings, intensive outpatient programs and used various harm reduction tools. I was convinced that formal treatment wasn’t for me
With a history deeply rooted in addiction, I am a testament to the resilient spirit of recovery. Growing up amidst alcoholism, drug addiction, mental health challenges and domestic abuse, I bore the scars of those traumas. And even as I tried to distance myself from the legacy of my upbringing, addiction found me in numerous forms: from food to shopping, from relationships to substances. My journey to recovery wasn’t linear. I struggled with relapses, leaned on maintenance medications, attended 12-step meetings, intensive outpatient programs and used various harm reduction tools. I was convinced that formal treatment wasn’t for me
(215) 261-5262 View (215) 261-5262
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Carmen Marti
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lancaster, PA 17601
Hi! My name is Carmen Marti and I would love to partner with you in your healing journey. Are you struggling with sadness, anxiety, or life transitions? Do you have unresolved trauma having a significant impact on many aspects of your life? Or, do you struggle with poor self-esteem or a negative view of the world? Whatever the reasons are that bring you to this page, I am here to support you. My primary focus will be to assure a space in which you can share your thoughts, tell your story, and use your voice to achieve emotional balance and lead a more fulfilling life.
Hi! My name is Carmen Marti and I would love to partner with you in your healing journey. Are you struggling with sadness, anxiety, or life transitions? Do you have unresolved trauma having a significant impact on many aspects of your life? Or, do you struggle with poor self-esteem or a negative view of the world? Whatever the reasons are that bring you to this page, I am here to support you. My primary focus will be to assure a space in which you can share your thoughts, tell your story, and use your voice to achieve emotional balance and lead a more fulfilling life.
(717) 864-5892 View (717) 864-5892

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hazleton, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Hazleton, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
90% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Trauma and PTSD
90% Coping Skills
80% Stress

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
83% Highmark
83% Optum

How Therapists in Hazleton, PA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hazleton?

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.