Therapists in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Photo of Mindful Connection Therapy, Counselor in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Mindful Connection Therapy
Counselor, LAC, MA, MFA
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed or lost? Maybe you feel unfulfilled in your relationships, career, or other key areas of your life. If you are ready to explore these parts of yourself and interrupt patterns that are no longer serving you, I can help with that. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process which allows us to look at the areas that are causing distress, and identify ways to adjust your thoughts and behaviors to create positive change. I provide therapy in a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel comfortable expressing yourself openly and authentically.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed or lost? Maybe you feel unfulfilled in your relationships, career, or other key areas of your life. If you are ready to explore these parts of yourself and interrupt patterns that are no longer serving you, I can help with that. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process which allows us to look at the areas that are causing distress, and identify ways to adjust your thoughts and behaviors to create positive change. I provide therapy in a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel comfortable expressing yourself openly and authentically.
(215) 631-8406 View (215) 631-8406
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Barbara Danin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
I have always believed that we are the masters of our destiny, and couldn't do the work I do without trusting that everyone is capable of change. One of the most exciting aspects of therapy is embracing that hope for yourself, your child, or family. Throughout my 30 years of experience, I have developed therapeutic approaches to empower clients and help them manage and overcome feelings of depression and anxiety, conflicted relationships, unhealthy behaviors and other stressors. As a family therapist, I work closely with families when treating children and adolescents, and offer guidance on parenting issues.
I have always believed that we are the masters of our destiny, and couldn't do the work I do without trusting that everyone is capable of change. One of the most exciting aspects of therapy is embracing that hope for yourself, your child, or family. Throughout my 30 years of experience, I have developed therapeutic approaches to empower clients and help them manage and overcome feelings of depression and anxiety, conflicted relationships, unhealthy behaviors and other stressors. As a family therapist, I work closely with families when treating children and adolescents, and offer guidance on parenting issues.
(314) 310-1643 View (314) 310-1643
Photo of Allison Middleton, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Allison Middleton
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Texting available at 215-436-8115. You deserve the best version of you! There is hope. Are you looking for a safe space to explore yourself? Do you wish to learn how to affirm, support, and love yourself for being you? I can help you discover the self-care that is best for you and how to be the best in your relationships, using tools like the Enneagram. I am trauma informed and am happy to help change what is negatively impacting you in your life. I am also passionate about seeing couples and helping relationships develop true intimacy and healthy communication skills. This therapeutic relationship can change your life.
Texting available at 215-436-8115. You deserve the best version of you! There is hope. Are you looking for a safe space to explore yourself? Do you wish to learn how to affirm, support, and love yourself for being you? I can help you discover the self-care that is best for you and how to be the best in your relationships, using tools like the Enneagram. I am trauma informed and am happy to help change what is negatively impacting you in your life. I am also passionate about seeing couples and helping relationships develop true intimacy and healthy communication skills. This therapeutic relationship can change your life.
(215) 910-4073 View (215) 910-4073
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Lisa Richman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
The only constant in life is change. However, change can often be challenging and painful, leaving us feeling stuck in old patterns. I believe that every individual is capable of change, given the right tools and support. Utilizing a client-centered, humanistic, and trauma-informed approach, I provide the safe, supportive space that my clients need in order to achieve the growth and change that they seek. Having worked most recently with members of the LGBTQ community, I understand how important it is to have the acceptance and support of someone in a non-judgmental space in order to grow.
The only constant in life is change. However, change can often be challenging and painful, leaving us feeling stuck in old patterns. I believe that every individual is capable of change, given the right tools and support. Utilizing a client-centered, humanistic, and trauma-informed approach, I provide the safe, supportive space that my clients need in order to achieve the growth and change that they seek. Having worked most recently with members of the LGBTQ community, I understand how important it is to have the acceptance and support of someone in a non-judgmental space in order to grow.
(267) 729-9858 View (267) 729-9858
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping 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. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping 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. Working with us, you'll get results.
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Dr. Dena DiNardo
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
Hello and congratulations on your decision to explore therapy. I welcome individuals, couples, and families navigating a variety of relational issues, although often centered around improving communication. If you are ready to explore hard-to-change patterns in yourself and in your relationships, appreciate an outcome-focused approach to healing, and hope for a non-judgmental, open-minded therapist who can help you effectively address your barriers to change - let's talk. I might be the right fit for you.
Hello and congratulations on your decision to explore therapy. I welcome individuals, couples, and families navigating a variety of relational issues, although often centered around improving communication. If you are ready to explore hard-to-change patterns in yourself and in your relationships, appreciate an outcome-focused approach to healing, and hope for a non-judgmental, open-minded therapist who can help you effectively address your barriers to change - let's talk. I might be the right fit for you.
(267) 867-5192 View (267) 867-5192
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Evergreen Counseling and Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Waitlist for new clients
We welcome you to Evergreen! We are a private practice group of compassionate and skilled Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. We understand it's not easy to open up to someone you don't know, but we strive to make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible. We are here to support you, to help develop workable solutions, and to improve overall health and well-being. We know that change and happiness are possible. You don't have to struggle; help is available. Our office staff are here and want to hear from you.
We welcome you to Evergreen! We are a private practice group of compassionate and skilled Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. We understand it's not easy to open up to someone you don't know, but we strive to make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible. We are here to support you, to help develop workable solutions, and to improve overall health and well-being. We know that change and happiness are possible. You don't have to struggle; help is available. Our office staff are here and want to hear from you.
(215) 392-6685 View (215) 392-6685
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Johnston H. Tisdale
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you get un-stuck. I work with people in their 20s-40s dealing with things like anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, life transitions, and grief. The stress response helps keep us alive, but when we get stuck there we start to feel disconnected from ourselves and the world around us. Not only do I want to help you explore thoughts, gain insight, and empower you to feel confident in your decisions, I want to help your body finally feel safe and grounded. I want to help you find the coping skills to get out of a state of hyperarousal and back into a place of safety and connection.
My goal is to help you get un-stuck. I work with people in their 20s-40s dealing with things like anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, life transitions, and grief. The stress response helps keep us alive, but when we get stuck there we start to feel disconnected from ourselves and the world around us. Not only do I want to help you explore thoughts, gain insight, and empower you to feel confident in your decisions, I want to help your body finally feel safe and grounded. I want to help you find the coping skills to get out of a state of hyperarousal and back into a place of safety and connection.
(267) 214-5698 View (267) 214-5698
Photo of Rebecca K Stern, Psychologist in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Rebecca K Stern
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
I believe a good match between therapist and client is a large part of what makes therapy work. I have a caring, gentle approach and I focus on building strengths and addressing past traumas. EMDR is one of the modalities I find effective in helping clients to deepen their insight and healing. I tend to tailor treatment to address what the client is struggling most with, whether that is symptoms, interpersonal issues, or past traumatic events. I also specialize in helping clients address food addiction issues in a way that is effective and non-blaming.
I believe a good match between therapist and client is a large part of what makes therapy work. I have a caring, gentle approach and I focus on building strengths and addressing past traumas. EMDR is one of the modalities I find effective in helping clients to deepen their insight and healing. I tend to tailor treatment to address what the client is struggling most with, whether that is symptoms, interpersonal issues, or past traumatic events. I also specialize in helping clients address food addiction issues in a way that is effective and non-blaming.
(919) 295-2438 View (919) 295-2438
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Lawrence Peers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CAGS, PCC
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Not accepting new clients
I help a wide range of clients: those seeking personal growth as well as those moving through depression, anxiety, betrayal, grief, career and life transitions or interpersonal tensions or conflicts. I assist individuals, couples and leaders during times of conflict or life/career transition to move with intention toward new possibilities. When a client is feeling stuck or struggling to pay attention to "what matters most", we work in a collaborative way to recognize underlying obstacles to their well-being and identify practical actions to move them forward.
I help a wide range of clients: those seeking personal growth as well as those moving through depression, anxiety, betrayal, grief, career and life transitions or interpersonal tensions or conflicts. I assist individuals, couples and leaders during times of conflict or life/career transition to move with intention toward new possibilities. When a client is feeling stuck or struggling to pay attention to "what matters most", we work in a collaborative way to recognize underlying obstacles to their well-being and identify practical actions to move them forward.
(267) 772-5650 View (267) 772-5650
Photo of Jessica Cydnee Feldman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Jessica Cydnee Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
Therapy and the treatment of anxiety is challenging and ultimately highly rewarding work when clients receive relief from their symptoms. I value the balance of the interpersonal and relational components of the therapeutic relationship with the development of practical and evidence- based skills to achieve long lasting symptom reduction.
Therapy and the treatment of anxiety is challenging and ultimately highly rewarding work when clients receive relief from their symptoms. I value the balance of the interpersonal and relational components of the therapeutic relationship with the development of practical and evidence- based skills to achieve long lasting symptom reduction.
(215) 709-7662 View (215) 709-7662
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Jacob C Neff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Not accepting new clients
In my work with adolescents, young adults and their parents, I am committed to providing individuals with the tools to realize their potential and separate themselves from the substances, behaviors and attitudes hindering their development and well-being. I provide a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic context for addressing the personal issues and challenges that interfere with healthy functioning and a sense of personal competence. Using a strength-based approach, I specialize in helping young people develop the self-awareness and coping tools necessary for navigating a confusing and complicated time in their lives.
In my work with adolescents, young adults and their parents, I am committed to providing individuals with the tools to realize their potential and separate themselves from the substances, behaviors and attitudes hindering their development and well-being. I provide a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic context for addressing the personal issues and challenges that interfere with healthy functioning and a sense of personal competence. Using a strength-based approach, I specialize in helping young people develop the self-awareness and coping tools necessary for navigating a confusing and complicated time in their lives.
(610) 295-5584 View (610) 295-5584
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Zemi Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
Have you ever found yourself wondering: why does this keep happening? Perhaps your relationships all tend to end the same or your friendships never seem as close as you thought they were. Or no matter what you do you can't seem to shake this feeling of worry or sadness. We are dedicated to helping you in understanding your depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, relationship distress/sexual difficulties, gender identity issues, & parent-child relationships (just to name a few) and assisting you in making the changes to improve.
Have you ever found yourself wondering: why does this keep happening? Perhaps your relationships all tend to end the same or your friendships never seem as close as you thought they were. Or no matter what you do you can't seem to shake this feeling of worry or sadness. We are dedicated to helping you in understanding your depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, relationship distress/sexual difficulties, gender identity issues, & parent-child relationships (just to name a few) and assisting you in making the changes to improve.
(484) 361-4210 View (484) 361-4210
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Ray J Salas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHSCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
For me one thing is certain, people matter. Throughout my professional career I have had the opportunity to see people who've wanted to improve their life do so, with help. Change occurs through a relationship and I'd like to invite you into a relationship that will offer insight and an opportunity to regain a true sense of self. Are you tired of life not making sense? Do you wonder why you engage in certain behaviors that hurt you or your loved ones? Let's explore together and get you the help you deserve.
For me one thing is certain, people matter. Throughout my professional career I have had the opportunity to see people who've wanted to improve their life do so, with help. Change occurs through a relationship and I'd like to invite you into a relationship that will offer insight and an opportunity to regain a true sense of self. Are you tired of life not making sense? Do you wonder why you engage in certain behaviors that hurt you or your loved ones? Let's explore together and get you the help you deserve.
(484) 551-5168 View (484) 551-5168
Photo of Kristine M. Dolce, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Kristine M. Dolce
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Life can be difficult. Are you feeling anxious, emotional or angry and don't know why? Feeling overwhelmed but don't know what to do? Perhaps there is a specific issue weighing you down. I offer a safe space to explore whatever might be troubling you.
Life can be difficult. Are you feeling anxious, emotional or angry and don't know why? Feeling overwhelmed but don't know what to do? Perhaps there is a specific issue weighing you down. I offer a safe space to explore whatever might be troubling you.
(215) 509-5167 View (215) 509-5167
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Carrie Powell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, EAT, Reiki
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19144
We have the capacity to express ourselves beyond just talking about our experiences and feelings. It is in our innate nature to access other ways of processing that utilizes art as a language. Cambridge Dictionary defines "art"- a noun synonymous with expression, as: "the making of objects, images, music, etc. that are beautiful or that express feelings". Still Emerging Expressive Arts Therapy offers an unconventional approach to therapeutic work, utilizing various forms of expression, including: visual art, movement, writing and sound. No skill is necessary, just a deep longing and desire to express yourself free of judgment.
We have the capacity to express ourselves beyond just talking about our experiences and feelings. It is in our innate nature to access other ways of processing that utilizes art as a language. Cambridge Dictionary defines "art"- a noun synonymous with expression, as: "the making of objects, images, music, etc. that are beautiful or that express feelings". Still Emerging Expressive Arts Therapy offers an unconventional approach to therapeutic work, utilizing various forms of expression, including: visual art, movement, writing and sound. No skill is necessary, just a deep longing and desire to express yourself free of judgment.
(215) 883-4280 View (215) 883-4280
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Katharine L. Bertolet Psyd
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
The psychotherapy I do is depth-oriented, offered in a safe and peaceful setting, where we can build your sense of inner peace. We will uncover your family legacy, as well as the maladaptive patterns you are living that underlie your suffering. Within that context, we will practice awareness of the present moment and unhook you from the influences of the past. We can work to improve your relationships, clarify your life goals and help you find a sense of ease and confidence in yourself. If you are depressed and/or anxious, we will find the ways to release you from emotional pain and move toward personal fulfillment.
The psychotherapy I do is depth-oriented, offered in a safe and peaceful setting, where we can build your sense of inner peace. We will uncover your family legacy, as well as the maladaptive patterns you are living that underlie your suffering. Within that context, we will practice awareness of the present moment and unhook you from the influences of the past. We can work to improve your relationships, clarify your life goals and help you find a sense of ease and confidence in yourself. If you are depressed and/or anxious, we will find the ways to release you from emotional pain and move toward personal fulfillment.
(215) 987-5281 View (215) 987-5281
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William J. O'Donnell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Not accepting new clients
My clients are adults looking for help with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Some wish to have more freedom and joy, and less fear in life. I'm trained in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and Focusing approaches. I also use Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) which helps clients reach and articulate their helpful, deeper emotions (like healthy anger & grief), to transform unhelpful emotions (like fear & shame) carried over from the past.
My clients are adults looking for help with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Some wish to have more freedom and joy, and less fear in life. I'm trained in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and Focusing approaches. I also use Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) which helps clients reach and articulate their helpful, deeper emotions (like healthy anger & grief), to transform unhelpful emotions (like fear & shame) carried over from the past.
(610) 628-0508 View (610) 628-0508
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Joseph De Piano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118  (Online Only)
Please note that my practice is entirely virtual - I provide therapy using a HIPPA-compliant video platform. I am glad you have made the decision to seek therapy to make changes in your life. I would be happy to work together to help you accomplish your goals. I am experienced in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I frequently work with individuals from the LGBTQ+ communities. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my services or to schedule a brief chat to see if the fit seems right for you.
Please note that my practice is entirely virtual - I provide therapy using a HIPPA-compliant video platform. I am glad you have made the decision to seek therapy to make changes in your life. I would be happy to work together to help you accomplish your goals. I am experienced in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I frequently work with individuals from the LGBTQ+ communities. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my services or to schedule a brief chat to see if the fit seems right for you.
(215) 650-6111 View (215) 650-6111
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Michele S Jaffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
There are those times in our lives when our discomfort with ourselves or others, just becomes too uncomfortable and you need to take an action that would solve the problem once and for all. Psychotherapy is that action. Confiding in someone who is respectful and competent, in that they can clarify your issues, right from the first session, can make your stress, no matter how high the stress, seem solvable. I am that therapist. Once clarity is reached, understanding and solving problems follow. Individual, couple or full family issues are addressed.
There are those times in our lives when our discomfort with ourselves or others, just becomes too uncomfortable and you need to take an action that would solve the problem once and for all. Psychotherapy is that action. Confiding in someone who is respectful and competent, in that they can clarify your issues, right from the first session, can make your stress, no matter how high the stress, seem solvable. I am that therapist. Once clarity is reached, understanding and solving problems follow. Individual, couple or full family issues are addressed.
(267) 481-2823 View (267) 481-2823

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Number of Therapists in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Self Esteem
64% Grief
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Highmark

How Therapists in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chestnut Hill, 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.

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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.