Therapists in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA

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Soul Transformation LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MDiv, CTCP, CAMS-I
Verified
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
There are many reasons you may be seeking therapy — marital and familial conflict, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, self-esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, or relationships are among the most common reasons. Perhaps you have asked yourself questions such as “how long will this pain last?” “when will I be good enough?” “how can I learn to love myself” “Why me?’ "How do I get out?" I want you to know you are not alone! Together we can explore your needs. You want to be happy, let's explore the barriers keeping you from living the best version of you. You need tools to navigate life, let's create a road map.
There are many reasons you may be seeking therapy — marital and familial conflict, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, self-esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, or relationships are among the most common reasons. Perhaps you have asked yourself questions such as “how long will this pain last?” “when will I be good enough?” “how can I learn to love myself” “Why me?’ "How do I get out?" I want you to know you are not alone! Together we can explore your needs. You want to be happy, let's explore the barriers keeping you from living the best version of you. You need tools to navigate life, let's create a road map.
(215) 770-3917 View (215) 770-3917
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Christina Derenge
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
There is no denying it that life on this planet is hard, everybody has been touched by suffering. While the effects of this may manifest in different ways, for many of us it has left scars. These can look like unhealthy ways of coping, relating to others, or frustrated goals. What is also undeniable is the incredible ability that humans have to overcome hardship. There are likely countless ways that you are coping well and managing your situation in helpful manners, but you may also find yourself stuck in some areas. I am passionate about witnessing people overcome insurmountable odds and practice new ways of being.
There is no denying it that life on this planet is hard, everybody has been touched by suffering. While the effects of this may manifest in different ways, for many of us it has left scars. These can look like unhealthy ways of coping, relating to others, or frustrated goals. What is also undeniable is the incredible ability that humans have to overcome hardship. There are likely countless ways that you are coping well and managing your situation in helpful manners, but you may also find yourself stuck in some areas. I am passionate about witnessing people overcome insurmountable odds and practice new ways of being.
(267) 310-1011 View (267) 310-1011
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Alimah Tifiyah Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19141
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. Hello, My name is Alimah Walker, Psychotherapist and Transpersonal Counselor with over 25 years experience in the Philadelphia area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. Hello, My name is Alimah Walker, Psychotherapist and Transpersonal Counselor with over 25 years experience in the Philadelphia area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
(215) 515-9781 View (215) 515-9781
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Oshun Family Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19141  (Online Only)
The core mission of Oshun Family Center is to provide racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions. Especially those impacted by postpartum mood changes, birth, and racial trauma. It is our goal to center the experiences of Black people and create a welcoming space for healing and refuge. CEO Saleemah McNeil is a Reproductive Psychotherapist, Certified Lactation Consultant, professionally trained Birth Doula, and a traumatic birth survivor. Saleemah has dedicated her work to helping families of color heal from traumatic birth experiences and transition into parenthood.
The core mission of Oshun Family Center is to provide racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions. Especially those impacted by postpartum mood changes, birth, and racial trauma. It is our goal to center the experiences of Black people and create a welcoming space for healing and refuge. CEO Saleemah McNeil is a Reproductive Psychotherapist, Certified Lactation Consultant, professionally trained Birth Doula, and a traumatic birth survivor. Saleemah has dedicated her work to helping families of color heal from traumatic birth experiences and transition into parenthood.
(267) 318-4144 View (267) 318-4144
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Adreeonah Mundy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19138  (Online Only)
I help people, just Like YOU, eliminate the limiting beliefs that are keeping you from being your best self so you can live authentic & free. My aim is to get you a place where you feel confident enough to stop living on the surface, start trusting your intuition, and stop settling for less by living below your inheritance. I help couples who are struggling to remember why you decided to do life together in the first place. Through individualized activities, prayer, and various techniques, I assist couples in identfying unhealthy patterns of communication, deal with and heal from trauma, and create a new vision for their marriage.
I help people, just Like YOU, eliminate the limiting beliefs that are keeping you from being your best self so you can live authentic & free. My aim is to get you a place where you feel confident enough to stop living on the surface, start trusting your intuition, and stop settling for less by living below your inheritance. I help couples who are struggling to remember why you decided to do life together in the first place. Through individualized activities, prayer, and various techniques, I assist couples in identfying unhealthy patterns of communication, deal with and heal from trauma, and create a new vision for their marriage.
(267) 356-4351 View (267) 356-4351
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Ed L Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
Whether you're an adult navigating life's complexities or an adolescent seeking identity, I'm here to provide unwavering support. Your voice matters—express freely, knowing I'm here to listen without judgment. Together, we'll shape your path by addressing challenges like anxiety, depression, or relationships. I believe in a holistic approach, nurturing resilience and guiding progress. With my support, you'll uncover strengths, conquer obstacles, and create an empowered, purpose-driven future.
Whether you're an adult navigating life's complexities or an adolescent seeking identity, I'm here to provide unwavering support. Your voice matters—express freely, knowing I'm here to listen without judgment. Together, we'll shape your path by addressing challenges like anxiety, depression, or relationships. I believe in a holistic approach, nurturing resilience and guiding progress. With my support, you'll uncover strengths, conquer obstacles, and create an empowered, purpose-driven future.
(215) 593-2817 View (215) 593-2817
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Joella Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
Germantown, 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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Samantha Baggott Shtofman
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
Hey! I'm glad you're here. You've taken a great step in pursuing positive change for yourself and I would be honored to be a part of your journey. My typical client may identify themselves as "a people pleaser," "the strong friend," "the reliable one," and struggle to identify and address their own needs. If you're here, you may recognize the need to change and adjust your relationships accordingly. Change is hard and sometimes it's easier to stay in the same rhythm, even when change would have a positive impact on your life. If you're ready to take the steps, I am ready to support you in finding the best methods to make it happen.
Hey! I'm glad you're here. You've taken a great step in pursuing positive change for yourself and I would be honored to be a part of your journey. My typical client may identify themselves as "a people pleaser," "the strong friend," "the reliable one," and struggle to identify and address their own needs. If you're here, you may recognize the need to change and adjust your relationships accordingly. Change is hard and sometimes it's easier to stay in the same rhythm, even when change would have a positive impact on your life. If you're ready to take the steps, I am ready to support you in finding the best methods to make it happen.
(267) 704-8868 View (267) 704-8868
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Jared Epler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
Are you ready to feel better? Are you looking for an authentic therapist who will hold you accountable and push you to consider things from a new perspective? Reach out! Therapy should be a space for you to really feel heard. A space where you can bring your whole self. I’m here to help you push past limiting beliefs, recover energy, and live the life you’ve always wanted. Therapy shouldn’t feel so stuffy and clinical. It should be a space where you feel seen, heard, and supported!
Are you ready to feel better? Are you looking for an authentic therapist who will hold you accountable and push you to consider things from a new perspective? Reach out! Therapy should be a space for you to really feel heard. A space where you can bring your whole self. I’m here to help you push past limiting beliefs, recover energy, and live the life you’ve always wanted. Therapy shouldn’t feel so stuffy and clinical. It should be a space where you feel seen, heard, and supported!
(215) 770-0435 View (215) 770-0435
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Max St. John
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144
My goal as a therapist is to create an environment, and to foster a relationship in which my clients feel seen, heard, and safe to express their full range of emotions. Life is complicated, and much of the time people are burdened with meeting others’ expectations; in my practice I hope people feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable, and entirely themselves. Once our relationship is fostered through trust, honesty, and safety, a client and I will unpack and process negative self-beliefs, explore the importance of past and present relationships, and implement strategies to promote long term wellness.
My goal as a therapist is to create an environment, and to foster a relationship in which my clients feel seen, heard, and safe to express their full range of emotions. Life is complicated, and much of the time people are burdened with meeting others’ expectations; in my practice I hope people feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable, and entirely themselves. Once our relationship is fostered through trust, honesty, and safety, a client and I will unpack and process negative self-beliefs, explore the importance of past and present relationships, and implement strategies to promote long term wellness.
(215) 999-8933 View (215) 999-8933
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Lynette Medley
MSEd
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with issues related to Self Love, Self Acceptance, SEX, SEXUALITY Awareness or Self Esteem? Do you know who you are or are you merely measuring yourself by someone else's standards? Are you holding on to past HURTS, PAINS, TRAUMAS? Do you jump from one friendship or relationship to the other looking for validation? Are your current friendships and relationships unfulfilling? Do they lack authenticity or intimacy ? Is Sex just an ACT to fill the voids in your life? Do you make risky decisions? Are you unable to communicate your wants, needs and desires ? Do you sometimes lack the ability to set boundaries, Say No or make safe and healthy choices? Are you more focused on pleasing others than yourself? THERE IS HOPE ! Are you tired of being FAKE and bound by perceptions that do not represent your true identity? It is TIME to SET YOURSELF FREE !
Are you struggling with issues related to Self Love, Self Acceptance, SEX, SEXUALITY Awareness or Self Esteem? Do you know who you are or are you merely measuring yourself by someone else's standards? Are you holding on to past HURTS, PAINS, TRAUMAS? Do you jump from one friendship or relationship to the other looking for validation? Are your current friendships and relationships unfulfilling? Do they lack authenticity or intimacy ? Is Sex just an ACT to fill the voids in your life? Do you make risky decisions? Are you unable to communicate your wants, needs and desires ? Do you sometimes lack the ability to set boundaries, Say No or make safe and healthy choices? Are you more focused on pleasing others than yourself? THERE IS HOPE ! Are you tired of being FAKE and bound by perceptions that do not represent your true identity? It is TIME to SET YOURSELF FREE !
(215) 515-6230 View (215) 515-6230
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Marlee Wilson Carr
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Marlee, a dedicated and empathetic counseling intern passionate about supporting individuals who are working through their healing journeys and personal growth. As a counseling graduate student, I bring fresh perspectives and a commitment to creating a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
Hello! I'm Marlee, a dedicated and empathetic counseling intern passionate about supporting individuals who are working through their healing journeys and personal growth. As a counseling graduate student, I bring fresh perspectives and a commitment to creating a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
(215) 330-6494 View (215) 330-6494
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Lesli Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19141  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt stuck? Told yourself, “I don’t know what to do,” or “I don’t know where I’m going? Sometimes our “mental chatter” gets in our way and stops us from moving forward and growing in the ways we want. This is especially true when we’re feeling anxious, depleted, or burnt out. That’s when a professional coach or therapist can help. I have more than 15 years of experience supporting people to return to wholeness. That means finding your purpose, successfully navigating transitions, moving out of burnout, developing life and parenting skills, and to attaining your goals.
Have you ever felt stuck? Told yourself, “I don’t know what to do,” or “I don’t know where I’m going? Sometimes our “mental chatter” gets in our way and stops us from moving forward and growing in the ways we want. This is especially true when we’re feeling anxious, depleted, or burnt out. That’s when a professional coach or therapist can help. I have more than 15 years of experience supporting people to return to wholeness. That means finding your purpose, successfully navigating transitions, moving out of burnout, developing life and parenting skills, and to attaining your goals.
(215) 770-3551 View (215) 770-3551
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Maddie Quirk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144
With over a decade of experience in the mental health field I have worked with clients from all walks of life. While everyone is unique in their struggles, I believe that most suffering can be alleviated by addressing root causes such as early childhood traumas, nervous system dysfunction, and family of origin wounding.
With over a decade of experience in the mental health field I have worked with clients from all walks of life. While everyone is unique in their struggles, I believe that most suffering can be alleviated by addressing root causes such as early childhood traumas, nervous system dysfunction, and family of origin wounding.
(267) 692-5304 View (267) 692-5304
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Nzingha Ma'at
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144
We all experience challenges in our lives. My goal for over two decades has been to assist people with working through the many stressors that we face on a daily basis. From anxiety, depression, various forms of trauma, to improving self-love and self-care, I enjoy helping BIPOC women find ways to balance their lives and heal holistically. Many of us have struggled with negative self-talk, oftentimes impacting our ability to act. I would love to assist you with realigning your mind/body/spirit to a healthier way of thinking and living.
We all experience challenges in our lives. My goal for over two decades has been to assist people with working through the many stressors that we face on a daily basis. From anxiety, depression, various forms of trauma, to improving self-love and self-care, I enjoy helping BIPOC women find ways to balance their lives and heal holistically. Many of us have struggled with negative self-talk, oftentimes impacting our ability to act. I would love to assist you with realigning your mind/body/spirit to a healthier way of thinking and living.
(267) 602-1064 View (267) 602-1064
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Ayinde (Randy) Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19141  (Online Only)
Are you finding it hard to socialize or manage your anger? Are you finding that life is difficult to cope with? Are you looking for a spiritually integrated, holistic approach to your emotional and mental health? A counselor that’s committed to fostering a safe space for spiritual exploration, and a supportive and empathetic therapeutic environment for individuals seeking personal growth and improved mental well-being.
Are you finding it hard to socialize or manage your anger? Are you finding that life is difficult to cope with? Are you looking for a spiritually integrated, holistic approach to your emotional and mental health? A counselor that’s committed to fostering a safe space for spiritual exploration, and a supportive and empathetic therapeutic environment for individuals seeking personal growth and improved mental well-being.
(267) 329-0455 View (267) 329-0455
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Emma Shakarshy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
I believe in the power of therapy as a space to connect and to name one's truths and desires aloud. I provide clients with an empathic, nonjudgmental space where they can explore the stories they have learned about themselves over time. Much of my work is focused around the intersections of identity, trauma, and mental health, and I am committed to exploring the ways that race, gender, and other social identities show up in the world and in the therapy room.
I believe in the power of therapy as a space to connect and to name one's truths and desires aloud. I provide clients with an empathic, nonjudgmental space where they can explore the stories they have learned about themselves over time. Much of my work is focused around the intersections of identity, trauma, and mental health, and I am committed to exploring the ways that race, gender, and other social identities show up in the world and in the therapy room.
(215) 402-5197 View (215) 402-5197
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Laura Richlin
Pre-Licensed Professional, KCT, ES
Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144
I am a spiritual companion guiding people on their path toward health, balance and contentment. I help clients work out mind, body, and spiritual issues along their journey. I work with a variety of presenting mental, emotional, and physical health concerns which also includes the mind/body impact of traditional medicine in treating these issues (e.g. effects of chemotherapy, AOD recovery, and drug resistant anxiety and depression.)
I am a spiritual companion guiding people on their path toward health, balance and contentment. I help clients work out mind, body, and spiritual issues along their journey. I work with a variety of presenting mental, emotional, and physical health concerns which also includes the mind/body impact of traditional medicine in treating these issues (e.g. effects of chemotherapy, AOD recovery, and drug resistant anxiety and depression.)
(215) 770-2861 View (215) 770-2861
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Susan Karol Martel
EdM
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19119
With 40 years of experience, I work with individuals and couples, straight and gay, African Americans, Caucasians and other racial and ethnic groups as well as other therapists helping with their unique life challenges. I also work with those having chronic illness and cancer. Challenge and loss are inevitable-- whether they be associated with love, family, health or trust or over how we hoped our life would turn out. Living well means learning a repertoire to deal with challenges so we don't remain stuck, angry or depressed.
With 40 years of experience, I work with individuals and couples, straight and gay, African Americans, Caucasians and other racial and ethnic groups as well as other therapists helping with their unique life challenges. I also work with those having chronic illness and cancer. Challenge and loss are inevitable-- whether they be associated with love, family, health or trust or over how we hoped our life would turn out. Living well means learning a repertoire to deal with challenges so we don't remain stuck, angry or depressed.
(215) 995-5164 View (215) 995-5164
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Robert Kuehl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
If you’re here it’s likely because you find yourself struggling. Perhaps you’re in the midst of a transition - a new job, a new city, graduating college, the end of a relationship, or the loss of a loved one. You’re not sure how to navigate the situation and the feelings associated with it are intense. Maybe you’re like the estimated 21 million U.S. adults living with depression. You can’t find any motivation. You’re crying for seemingly no reason. Maybe you’re like the estimated 42.5 million U.S. adults who live with anxiety. You can’t find rest. Your thoughts race and you feel on edge all the time. I'm here to walk with you.
If you’re here it’s likely because you find yourself struggling. Perhaps you’re in the midst of a transition - a new job, a new city, graduating college, the end of a relationship, or the loss of a loved one. You’re not sure how to navigate the situation and the feelings associated with it are intense. Maybe you’re like the estimated 21 million U.S. adults living with depression. You can’t find any motivation. You’re crying for seemingly no reason. Maybe you’re like the estimated 42.5 million U.S. adults who live with anxiety. You can’t find rest. Your thoughts race and you feel on edge all the time. I'm here to walk with you.
(215) 883-9986 View (215) 883-9986

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Number of Therapists in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA

80+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
64% Highmark
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA see their clients

50% Online Only
50% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Germantown, 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.