Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Nina Marie Mincarelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAP, CEAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious in social situations or spending a lot of time worrying? Is your current relationship struggling? Are you facing challenges with addiction? Throughout my career, I have worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career struggles, trauma, substance abuse, and many other issues. Regardless of the challenge you are facing, I can help you identify the underlying causes of your anxiety, sadness, or stress. Together, we can create a plan to empower you and regain control of your life.
Are you feeling anxious in social situations or spending a lot of time worrying? Is your current relationship struggling? Are you facing challenges with addiction? Throughout my career, I have worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career struggles, trauma, substance abuse, and many other issues. Regardless of the challenge you are facing, I can help you identify the underlying causes of your anxiety, sadness, or stress. Together, we can create a plan to empower you and regain control of your life.
(484) 310-7471 View (484) 310-7471
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Erica Hochanadel
LSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hello! My name is Erica Hochanadel (she/her/hers). To build a trusting and authentic therapeutic relationship, I feel it is helpful to share more about myself and how I orient in the world. I am a queer, non monogamous, cisgender, able bodied, parent, white human sexuality professional. I enjoy binge reading fantasy books, being outdoors, doing hot yoga, babbling with my baby, and spending time with loved ones. I specialize in working with clients regarding their sexuality and relationships. A unique clinical niche of mine is working with clients at the intersection of queerness, neurodiversity, and ethical nonmonogamy.
Hello! My name is Erica Hochanadel (she/her/hers). To build a trusting and authentic therapeutic relationship, I feel it is helpful to share more about myself and how I orient in the world. I am a queer, non monogamous, cisgender, able bodied, parent, white human sexuality professional. I enjoy binge reading fantasy books, being outdoors, doing hot yoga, babbling with my baby, and spending time with loved ones. I specialize in working with clients regarding their sexuality and relationships. A unique clinical niche of mine is working with clients at the intersection of queerness, neurodiversity, and ethical nonmonogamy.
(484) 549-9264 View (484) 549-9264
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Molly Hayes Wolfe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am very passionate about my work and consider it a gift to be able to help people improve their lives and wellbeing. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health care field. I was trained early in in my career as an Addictions Counselor at Drexel University and then moved to San Francisco to complete my Masters in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Marriage and family therapy . I am trained in Cognitive behavioral therapy , Humanistic , and Mindfulness based practices . I have a very dynamic, collaborative, pragmatic approach to counseling that I tailor to the needs and preferences of each individual client.
I am very passionate about my work and consider it a gift to be able to help people improve their lives and wellbeing. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health care field. I was trained early in in my career as an Addictions Counselor at Drexel University and then moved to San Francisco to complete my Masters in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Marriage and family therapy . I am trained in Cognitive behavioral therapy , Humanistic , and Mindfulness based practices . I have a very dynamic, collaborative, pragmatic approach to counseling that I tailor to the needs and preferences of each individual client.
(267) 609-2258 View (267) 609-2258
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Sam Sperling (licensed in PA, NJ and DE)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19128  (Online Only)
Your life has become exhausting. You have so much to do and your efforts never feel like they are enough. You would like to take time to slow down and focus on yourself for a change, but when will that realistically happen? There will always be something else to get done and you can’t seem to catch a break. Maybe your pain is taking the driver's seat, unsure of when your next flare up will strike. Maybe you've made your world smaller in hopes of having more control, but things continue to feel not quite right. You feel stuck in this place for what feels like an eternity and feeling uncertain about the future has become your jam.
Your life has become exhausting. You have so much to do and your efforts never feel like they are enough. You would like to take time to slow down and focus on yourself for a change, but when will that realistically happen? There will always be something else to get done and you can’t seem to catch a break. Maybe your pain is taking the driver's seat, unsure of when your next flare up will strike. Maybe you've made your world smaller in hopes of having more control, but things continue to feel not quite right. You feel stuck in this place for what feels like an eternity and feeling uncertain about the future has become your jam.
(267) 662-2861 View (267) 662-2861
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Timothy Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Life is a journey and we aren't meant to travel alone. Sometimes it's helpful to have a person to travel the path with you, to shine light in the dark places. Engaging in counseling is one way in which to get support with your struggles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school, issues of faith, addictions or any other disruption to your life, I would love to get to know you and to help shine light in the dark places.
Life is a journey and we aren't meant to travel alone. Sometimes it's helpful to have a person to travel the path with you, to shine light in the dark places. Engaging in counseling is one way in which to get support with your struggles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school, issues of faith, addictions or any other disruption to your life, I would love to get to know you and to help shine light in the dark places.
(484) 498-6634 View (484) 498-6634
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Sarah Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sarah Flores, LCSW. Sarah Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. She obtained her B.A. from Hampshire College and her M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research. Sarah understands that the therapeutic relationship itself can be a healing or harmful one and focuses first and foremost on connecting with each individual client using a trauma-informed lens that seeks to understand each client as a whole person. Therapy is not one size fits all, so Sarah strives to approach each individual with the appropriate expertise needed for their unique struggle.
Sarah Flores, LCSW. Sarah Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. She obtained her B.A. from Hampshire College and her M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research. Sarah understands that the therapeutic relationship itself can be a healing or harmful one and focuses first and foremost on connecting with each individual client using a trauma-informed lens that seeks to understand each client as a whole person. Therapy is not one size fits all, so Sarah strives to approach each individual with the appropriate expertise needed for their unique struggle.
(267) 485-6120 View (267) 485-6120
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LGBTQ+, Polyamory/CNM, BDSM/Kink Video Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Weclome! My name is Kevin. Whether you’re having difficulty making changes in life, dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression, or wanting to improve your self-confidence, I would be honored to assist you on your journey. My style is warm, collaborative, and respectful. I believe that you are in charge of your journey and my role is to walk with you and offer ideas and concepts to help you achieve the goals you have chosen. I will not tell you how to think, feel, or behave. Instead, you and I will explore options to help you determine the right path for you. I specialize in the LGBTQ+, CNM.Polyamory, and BDSM/Kink communities.
Weclome! My name is Kevin. Whether you’re having difficulty making changes in life, dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression, or wanting to improve your self-confidence, I would be honored to assist you on your journey. My style is warm, collaborative, and respectful. I believe that you are in charge of your journey and my role is to walk with you and offer ideas and concepts to help you achieve the goals you have chosen. I will not tell you how to think, feel, or behave. Instead, you and I will explore options to help you determine the right path for you. I specialize in the LGBTQ+, CNM.Polyamory, and BDSM/Kink communities.
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Edwin A Garcia
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Many of us at time struggle with managing the stress of life and it can become overwhelming. The good news is you are not alone! Reaching out for support is the first step, and a clear sign that you are apart and ready for a change. I am here to be a part of your support system. I have worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and many other concerns. I believe that you are ready to move on with your life and that you have the strength to empower yourself.
Many of us at time struggle with managing the stress of life and it can become overwhelming. The good news is you are not alone! Reaching out for support is the first step, and a clear sign that you are apart and ready for a change. I am here to be a part of your support system. I have worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and many other concerns. I believe that you are ready to move on with your life and that you have the strength to empower yourself.
(267) 570-3629 View (267) 570-3629
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Corinne Masur
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I am sorry to say that my practice is full at this time. I am a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with 30 years experience. I enjoy working with people of all ages including children from 0 to 18, young adults, adults and elders. I also work with parents on parenting issues and growth promoting strategies for their children.
I am sorry to say that my practice is full at this time. I am a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with 30 years experience. I enjoy working with people of all ages including children from 0 to 18, young adults, adults and elders. I also work with parents on parenting issues and growth promoting strategies for their children.
(215) 352-5403 View (215) 352-5403
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Mikayla Anthony
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
Hello, my name Mikayla and I am a Pre-Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I approach counseling with a person-centered and solution-focused perspective, prioritizing the individual's unique experiences and feelings while actively collaborating with them to identify and implement practical solutions for positive change. I work with a diverse range of clients, and I'm passionate in supporting adolescents. I find immense fulfillment in guiding young individuals through the challenges of adolescence and helping them navigate this crucial stage of development. In my spare time, I enjoy creating art and watching movies.
Hello, my name Mikayla and I am a Pre-Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I approach counseling with a person-centered and solution-focused perspective, prioritizing the individual's unique experiences and feelings while actively collaborating with them to identify and implement practical solutions for positive change. I work with a diverse range of clients, and I'm passionate in supporting adolescents. I find immense fulfillment in guiding young individuals through the challenges of adolescence and helping them navigate this crucial stage of development. In my spare time, I enjoy creating art and watching movies.
(267) 214-7592 View (267) 214-7592
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Kathy Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MSEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Finding a therapist who understands you can feel daunting. Your life is made up of significant moments and relationships that create the complex foundation for understanding who you are at any given moment. Untangling what these experiences and people mean to you is hard work, and it can change your life. I work with clients to navigate their past and explore how they show up in the present to facilitate an understanding of their emotions, relationships, and sense of self.
Finding a therapist who understands you can feel daunting. Your life is made up of significant moments and relationships that create the complex foundation for understanding who you are at any given moment. Untangling what these experiences and people mean to you is hard work, and it can change your life. I work with clients to navigate their past and explore how they show up in the present to facilitate an understanding of their emotions, relationships, and sense of self.
(267) 692-8345 View (267) 692-8345
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Julie McGlynn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Immediate openings! Hi, I'm Julie and I'm a therapist who is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to overcome challenges with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, and life transitions. In therapy, I provide a space free from judgement to help you make choices that can lead to feeling more fulfilled in your life and in your relationships. As a therapist, I am warm, direct, and empathetic. Compassion and connection are integral in the therapeutic setting, and it would be my honor to be a part of your journey of self-discovery and healing.
Immediate openings! Hi, I'm Julie and I'm a therapist who is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to overcome challenges with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, and life transitions. In therapy, I provide a space free from judgement to help you make choices that can lead to feeling more fulfilled in your life and in your relationships. As a therapist, I am warm, direct, and empathetic. Compassion and connection are integral in the therapeutic setting, and it would be my honor to be a part of your journey of self-discovery and healing.
(267) 754-2234 View (267) 754-2234
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Yeva Ventura
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I believe that in order to change anything, we first need to understand and accept it. This is done through talking. I bring an empathetic, worldly, and multidisciplinary approach to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what you want. We all repeat the same patterns through our lives that sometimes prevent us from happiness.Through therapy, we can start to observe those patterns, and then decide how we want to change them.
I believe that in order to change anything, we first need to understand and accept it. This is done through talking. I bring an empathetic, worldly, and multidisciplinary approach to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what you want. We all repeat the same patterns through our lives that sometimes prevent us from happiness.Through therapy, we can start to observe those patterns, and then decide how we want to change them.
(267) 915-2032 View (267) 915-2032
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Joella Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Are you showing up for yourself? Sometimes, our roles as a parent, caregiver, lover, friend, and more can be so overwhelming that it gets hard to find time for yourself! If you are struggling, I serve as an open ear, someone to walk alongside you as we accomplish goals reflective of you living your best life! You deserve to have a life free of stress, in addition to a safe space where we can focus on increasing self love and self esteem, addressing our inner child, processing unresolved trauma, digging into addictions, and more. "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" - Maya Angelou
Are you showing up for yourself? Sometimes, our roles as a parent, caregiver, lover, friend, and more can be so overwhelming that it gets hard to find time for yourself! If you are struggling, I serve as an open ear, someone to walk alongside you as we accomplish goals reflective of you living your best life! You deserve to have a life free of stress, in addition to a safe space where we can focus on increasing self love and self esteem, addressing our inner child, processing unresolved trauma, digging into addictions, and more. "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" - Maya Angelou
(215) 999-6562 View (215) 999-6562
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Hilary Bucell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Do you feel as though the intensity of your emotions overwhelm you? Maybe you're often anxious throughout the day? Are you incredibly aware of the "why" behind your thoughts and actions, yet still haven't successfully created lasting change? Or, maybe you're doing "all the right things," but are wondering why you still feel so numb? If any of these experiences resonated with you, you're not alone. I am specially trained to support anxiety, grief, trauma and relationship stress. Together we are a team. Using evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapies and mind-body tools, you can heal, change and create the life you desire.
Do you feel as though the intensity of your emotions overwhelm you? Maybe you're often anxious throughout the day? Are you incredibly aware of the "why" behind your thoughts and actions, yet still haven't successfully created lasting change? Or, maybe you're doing "all the right things," but are wondering why you still feel so numb? If any of these experiences resonated with you, you're not alone. I am specially trained to support anxiety, grief, trauma and relationship stress. Together we are a team. Using evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapies and mind-body tools, you can heal, change and create the life you desire.
(267) 641-3596 View (267) 641-3596
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L'Oréal Porçeia McCollum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Some people move through life feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, or “out of body.” In my role, I hold space for them to process personal and/or intergenerational trauma so they can heal, connect with others, and live more freely. The people who resonate with my approach the most are soul searchers, creatives, and anyone looking to buck societal expectations. They might be exploring their sexuality, relationship with substances, or pieces of their identity they’ve been repressing. I also work with clients integrating experiences from meditation, breath work, psychedelic journeys, and other non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Some people move through life feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, or “out of body.” In my role, I hold space for them to process personal and/or intergenerational trauma so they can heal, connect with others, and live more freely. The people who resonate with my approach the most are soul searchers, creatives, and anyone looking to buck societal expectations. They might be exploring their sexuality, relationship with substances, or pieces of their identity they’ve been repressing. I also work with clients integrating experiences from meditation, breath work, psychedelic journeys, and other non-ordinary states of consciousness.
(267) 337-6541 View (267) 337-6541
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Sarah Marcus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
People come to therapy for so many reasons - perhaps it’s a feeling of overwhelm, a desire to build connection and closeness with yourself and others, or just a hunch that something is off. Whatever your reason may be, now is a great time to begin. I intend to meet you with curiosity and warmth to learn about the depths of your experience as a whole person, honoring the ways you have adapted to manage challenging experiences. I attend carefully to pacing, and will prioritize your autonomy throughout the therapeutic process. Importantly, our work will center on what is important to you.
People come to therapy for so many reasons - perhaps it’s a feeling of overwhelm, a desire to build connection and closeness with yourself and others, or just a hunch that something is off. Whatever your reason may be, now is a great time to begin. I intend to meet you with curiosity and warmth to learn about the depths of your experience as a whole person, honoring the ways you have adapted to manage challenging experiences. I attend carefully to pacing, and will prioritize your autonomy throughout the therapeutic process. Importantly, our work will center on what is important to you.
(267) 641-2112 View (267) 641-2112
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Raegan Galleher
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Hi, I’m Raegan! Regardless of your reason for seeking counseling, I will provide a non-judgemental space where you feel heard and empowered. Whether you’re continuing your mental health journey, navigating a tough experience, or exploring personal growth, I will gladly welcome you! I enjoy taking a person-centered approach while customizing evidence-based treatment that works best for you in your current stage of life. It’s easy to lose sight of the unique strengths that we each possess especially when overwhelmed with life. My work is guided by a passion to help you uncover personal strengths and values that make you who you are.
Hi, I’m Raegan! Regardless of your reason for seeking counseling, I will provide a non-judgemental space where you feel heard and empowered. Whether you’re continuing your mental health journey, navigating a tough experience, or exploring personal growth, I will gladly welcome you! I enjoy taking a person-centered approach while customizing evidence-based treatment that works best for you in your current stage of life. It’s easy to lose sight of the unique strengths that we each possess especially when overwhelmed with life. My work is guided by a passion to help you uncover personal strengths and values that make you who you are.
(267) 551-8909 View (267) 551-8909
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Danette Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19124  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a licensed counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I received my master's Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling, and I have been practicing for the past 10 years.
Hello, I am a licensed counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I received my master's Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling, and I have been practicing for the past 10 years.
(267) 609-3646 View (267) 609-3646
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Sonja Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone has the capacity to accomplish their goals. My role is to help you uncover and understand the obstacles and trauma that are getting in the way of achieving what you desire, and then help you tap into your inner resources to succeed. With empathy and authenticity, I work alongside my clients to promote healing and discovery of their power to change. Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss; problems with relationships, parenting, or self-esteem; or a general sense of disconnectedness – whatever it is – I recognize that therapy is self-work, and it's not easy.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to accomplish their goals. My role is to help you uncover and understand the obstacles and trauma that are getting in the way of achieving what you desire, and then help you tap into your inner resources to succeed. With empathy and authenticity, I work alongside my clients to promote healing and discovery of their power to change. Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss; problems with relationships, parenting, or self-esteem; or a general sense of disconnectedness – whatever it is – I recognize that therapy is self-work, and it's not easy.
(484) 559-6636 View (484) 559-6636

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Number of Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
73% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
60% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Philadelphia, PA see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Philadelphia?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.