Therapists in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA

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Eleonora Bartoli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
I specialize in working with young adults and adults who experience anxiety or depression and who want to find balance through the challenges that come with life transitions (e.g., surrounding relationships, work, parenthood, school). Given my own international upbringing and my experience in multicultural counseling, I also enjoy working with clients of diverse or international backgrounds, and people who seek to better integrate or explore different aspects of their socio-cultural identities.
I specialize in working with young adults and adults who experience anxiety or depression and who want to find balance through the challenges that come with life transitions (e.g., surrounding relationships, work, parenthood, school). Given my own international upbringing and my experience in multicultural counseling, I also enjoy working with clients of diverse or international backgrounds, and people who seek to better integrate or explore different aspects of their socio-cultural identities.
(215) 917-2289 View (215) 917-2289
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Bruce Pitcairn Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
Experiencing loss, illness, or other challenging life events can unsettle our emotional equilibrium, making us feel exposed or in crisis and necessitating assistance to discover a new equilibrium. Depression, anxiety, diminished motivation, relationship difficulties, and even suicidal ideation often accompany such losses, changes, and disappointments. Ignoring these issues can exacerbate the pain and may pose a risk to those experiencing severe distress.
Experiencing loss, illness, or other challenging life events can unsettle our emotional equilibrium, making us feel exposed or in crisis and necessitating assistance to discover a new equilibrium. Depression, anxiety, diminished motivation, relationship difficulties, and even suicidal ideation often accompany such losses, changes, and disappointments. Ignoring these issues can exacerbate the pain and may pose a risk to those experiencing severe distress.
(267) 376-1450 View (267) 376-1450
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Tiffany Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
I grew up in an urban environment or as I affectionately call it “the hood”. It is my belief that those who grow up in “the hood” walk through life with a unique set of experiences. Those experiences serve as a foundation for the ways in which we show up in the world , how we understand and express emotions and how we engage with others. Through a collaborative and person centered approach I assist my clients in identifying, understanding, and highlighting the positive patterns that have been adopted as they have moved throughout life , while challenging and disrupting the patterns that no longer serve them well.
I grew up in an urban environment or as I affectionately call it “the hood”. It is my belief that those who grow up in “the hood” walk through life with a unique set of experiences. Those experiences serve as a foundation for the ways in which we show up in the world , how we understand and express emotions and how we engage with others. Through a collaborative and person centered approach I assist my clients in identifying, understanding, and highlighting the positive patterns that have been adopted as they have moved throughout life , while challenging and disrupting the patterns that no longer serve them well.
(267) 296-8262 View (267) 296-8262
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Kim Houghton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
To me, therapy is all about curiosity and kindness. Whether we’re talking about life-interrupting anxiety, patterns in eating disorders, mind-spinning negative self-talk, or life stressors you no longer want to just push down deep inside, I’m here for that journey with you. With that curiosity and kindness I love getting to hold both the beauty and pain of life with someone until they are ready to hold it all on their own. And in those moments getting to encourage them as they move towards their feelings, work through their pain, and emerge into life that is full, embodied, and reawakened.
To me, therapy is all about curiosity and kindness. Whether we’re talking about life-interrupting anxiety, patterns in eating disorders, mind-spinning negative self-talk, or life stressors you no longer want to just push down deep inside, I’m here for that journey with you. With that curiosity and kindness I love getting to hold both the beauty and pain of life with someone until they are ready to hold it all on their own. And in those moments getting to encourage them as they move towards their feelings, work through their pain, and emerge into life that is full, embodied, and reawakened.
(484) 851-2938 View (484) 851-2938
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Julianna Fomenko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
Making sense of your anxieties, fears or depression can feel overwhelming. We all have the need to be connected and challenged so that we can grow into our best self. I believe that therapy should be hard but rewarding work that can be translated into actionable behavior outside of treatment. The cornerstone of making change is finding a therapist who promotes a sense of safety, compassion and respect to allow your true self to emerge and thrive. I have over 15 years of clinical practice experience in New York City and Philadelphia and value working with diverse individuals and families.
Making sense of your anxieties, fears or depression can feel overwhelming. We all have the need to be connected and challenged so that we can grow into our best self. I believe that therapy should be hard but rewarding work that can be translated into actionable behavior outside of treatment. The cornerstone of making change is finding a therapist who promotes a sense of safety, compassion and respect to allow your true self to emerge and thrive. I have over 15 years of clinical practice experience in New York City and Philadelphia and value working with diverse individuals and families.
(215) 278-4425 View (215) 278-4425
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Courtney Davey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to feel satisfied in your relationships? Whether the relationship is with a partner, a friend, family, or even with ourselves, it can cause stress, havoc and exhaustion. You might be dealing with mental health challenges, low self-worth, sexual dysfunction or have experienced trauma that can impact your relationships. You may be struggling during pregnancy or postpartum with feeling like yourself and connected to your partner. Fortunately, better communication, an improved sex life, increased self worth, and reduced anxiety are all achievable in our work.
Are you struggling to feel satisfied in your relationships? Whether the relationship is with a partner, a friend, family, or even with ourselves, it can cause stress, havoc and exhaustion. You might be dealing with mental health challenges, low self-worth, sexual dysfunction or have experienced trauma that can impact your relationships. You may be struggling during pregnancy or postpartum with feeling like yourself and connected to your partner. Fortunately, better communication, an improved sex life, increased self worth, and reduced anxiety are all achievable in our work.
(267) 551-6754 View (267) 551-6754
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Katherine Kim
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My hope is to support clients navigate difficult periods in their lives, while setting realistic and affirming goals toward long term well-being. My approach is person-centered with the goal of the client ultimately achieving self-empowerment. I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University, and am currently a Pre-Licensed Mental Health Clinician. I am a supervised by Licensed Professional Counselor, Charlotte Andrews LPC, LBS, CESP, JD.
My hope is to support clients navigate difficult periods in their lives, while setting realistic and affirming goals toward long term well-being. My approach is person-centered with the goal of the client ultimately achieving self-empowerment. I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University, and am currently a Pre-Licensed Mental Health Clinician. I am a supervised by Licensed Professional Counselor, Charlotte Andrews LPC, LBS, CESP, JD.
(267) 680-7245 View (267) 680-7245
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Katie Lesher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
If you feel stuck, ruminative, or disconnected from your own life, and are seeking an engaged and examined life, psychotherapy can help. I deeply enjoy empowering my patients to know themselves and those around them with greater nuance, depth and honesty. Rather than labeling symptoms in a medicalized, detached way, I work to help patients negotiate complex relationships with themselves and those around them. By identifying patterns and the ways we find ourselves "stuck", psychotherapy can help disentangle these impasses, offering a freer way of being in the world.
If you feel stuck, ruminative, or disconnected from your own life, and are seeking an engaged and examined life, psychotherapy can help. I deeply enjoy empowering my patients to know themselves and those around them with greater nuance, depth and honesty. Rather than labeling symptoms in a medicalized, detached way, I work to help patients negotiate complex relationships with themselves and those around them. By identifying patterns and the ways we find ourselves "stuck", psychotherapy can help disentangle these impasses, offering a freer way of being in the world.
(610) 708-0527 View (610) 708-0527
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Nicole J McKelvey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
My goal is to help people find answers for questions they may have about themselves. This includes individuals exploring the diagnoses of Autism and ADHD in adulthood. I also work with individuals pursuing bariatric surgery, completing their evaluation and providing recommendations for their care. Regarding therapy, I provide ongoing therapy to individuals who are struggling with anxiety, chronic illness, or general life-related stress. My approach is to work collaboratively with you - you are the expert on yourself, I just bring the tools to the room!
My goal is to help people find answers for questions they may have about themselves. This includes individuals exploring the diagnoses of Autism and ADHD in adulthood. I also work with individuals pursuing bariatric surgery, completing their evaluation and providing recommendations for their care. Regarding therapy, I provide ongoing therapy to individuals who are struggling with anxiety, chronic illness, or general life-related stress. My approach is to work collaboratively with you - you are the expert on yourself, I just bring the tools to the room!
(267) 532-9833 View (267) 532-9833
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Jane K Shure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
I'm cofounder of The Resilience Group, nationally recognized for my expertise in bolstering resilience & self-confidence & in helping people break negative patterns to achieve positive change. My TEDx Talk, BOLSTER RESILIENCE, addresses fear-based thinking & offers strategies for building emotional courage & confidence. Named a “Top Doc for Women” by Philadelphia Magazine, I'm a published author on issues of shame, trauma, body-image, eating disorders & lead workshops on Strengthen an Inner Coach more Powerful than Your Inner Critic. For more see: http://theresiliencegroup.com/ http://huffingtonpost.com/jane-shure/
I'm cofounder of The Resilience Group, nationally recognized for my expertise in bolstering resilience & self-confidence & in helping people break negative patterns to achieve positive change. My TEDx Talk, BOLSTER RESILIENCE, addresses fear-based thinking & offers strategies for building emotional courage & confidence. Named a “Top Doc for Women” by Philadelphia Magazine, I'm a published author on issues of shame, trauma, body-image, eating disorders & lead workshops on Strengthen an Inner Coach more Powerful than Your Inner Critic. For more see: http://theresiliencegroup.com/ http://huffingtonpost.com/jane-shure/
(215) 995-1198 View (215) 995-1198
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Wendy A Caplin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Not accepting new clients
I view therapy as a unique, shared journey and the therapeutic relationship as essential for healing and change. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certfied Filial therapists/trainer. I have extensive training in family/couple therapy, Gestalt therapy, mindfulness and sandtray therapies. I have worked in a wide variety of settings with adults, children, and teens (group private practice, schools, medical setting, state mental hospital, community mental health). I have been in private practice since 1991.
I view therapy as a unique, shared journey and the therapeutic relationship as essential for healing and change. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certfied Filial therapists/trainer. I have extensive training in family/couple therapy, Gestalt therapy, mindfulness and sandtray therapies. I have worked in a wide variety of settings with adults, children, and teens (group private practice, schools, medical setting, state mental hospital, community mental health). I have been in private practice since 1991.
(215) 977-4297 View (215) 977-4297
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Emily Nussdorfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Are you seeking to find relief from past pain and the courage and positive energy needed to recharge your life? Trauma experiences can have a crippling effect on the mind and body, causing depression, anxiety, rage reactions, grief, addiction, and other distressing symptoms. I offer a warm and safe space for you to unpack your burdens, and experience genuine and lasting relief. With over 20 years of combined experience in trauma therapy, expressive movement therapy, and mindfulness, I will guide you in developing practical tools to transform the immobilizing effects of trauma, PTSD and chronic stress so that you can move forward.
Are you seeking to find relief from past pain and the courage and positive energy needed to recharge your life? Trauma experiences can have a crippling effect on the mind and body, causing depression, anxiety, rage reactions, grief, addiction, and other distressing symptoms. I offer a warm and safe space for you to unpack your burdens, and experience genuine and lasting relief. With over 20 years of combined experience in trauma therapy, expressive movement therapy, and mindfulness, I will guide you in developing practical tools to transform the immobilizing effects of trauma, PTSD and chronic stress so that you can move forward.
(215) 608-1934 View (215) 608-1934
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Tessa Peoples Kinsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
The people I work with are often experiencing uncertainty about their relationships and other choices, or feel unmotivated or unsatisfied in their work. They are navigating life transitions including launching their careers, exploring identity and purpose, and building meaningful relationships. They are interested in breaking intergenerational patterns and doing something different with their partners and families. I am passionate about working with folks who wish to build trust and deepen their connection in relationships. I am LGBTQIA-affirming and equipped to support those with sexual difficulties or concerns.
The people I work with are often experiencing uncertainty about their relationships and other choices, or feel unmotivated or unsatisfied in their work. They are navigating life transitions including launching their careers, exploring identity and purpose, and building meaningful relationships. They are interested in breaking intergenerational patterns and doing something different with their partners and families. I am passionate about working with folks who wish to build trust and deepen their connection in relationships. I am LGBTQIA-affirming and equipped to support those with sexual difficulties or concerns.
(267) 209-6519 View (267) 209-6519
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Charles Grove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Personal growth is a process of empowerment--an awakening to our capacity for welcoming change into our lives. My role as therapist is to meet you where you are. Through our supportive alliance, you'll gain an advocate committed to helping you connect with new possibilities and inner resources to achieve your goals. I provide a comfortable space for safe exploration. I value attentive listening and curiosity about how a compassionate understanding of your past can often inform the resolution of distressing circumstances in your present.
Personal growth is a process of empowerment--an awakening to our capacity for welcoming change into our lives. My role as therapist is to meet you where you are. Through our supportive alliance, you'll gain an advocate committed to helping you connect with new possibilities and inner resources to achieve your goals. I provide a comfortable space for safe exploration. I value attentive listening and curiosity about how a compassionate understanding of your past can often inform the resolution of distressing circumstances in your present.
(267) 271-9916 View (267) 271-9916
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Neil D. Beresin
MEd, BCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
This loss knocked the wind out of you. You tell the world “I’m fine” but there is a part of you that knows you’re not. Intense sorrow invades everything you do. The stress to get through, to be strong, to not let others down, is immense—you're exhausted. Just last week you felt some relief for a brief moment, a flash of hope. Just as quickly it dissolved and you’re preoccupied with searing bleakness—again. It’s not too much to want a break from this unwanted & relentless heartache, and find a place of emotional rest. It’s not too much to really know that this will end & that there is a way in and through. Trust that you can do this.
This loss knocked the wind out of you. You tell the world “I’m fine” but there is a part of you that knows you’re not. Intense sorrow invades everything you do. The stress to get through, to be strong, to not let others down, is immense—you're exhausted. Just last week you felt some relief for a brief moment, a flash of hope. Just as quickly it dissolved and you’re preoccupied with searing bleakness—again. It’s not too much to want a break from this unwanted & relentless heartache, and find a place of emotional rest. It’s not too much to really know that this will end & that there is a way in and through. Trust that you can do this.
(215) 598-6256 View (215) 598-6256
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Debrah Anne Cohen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHL, MFT
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
Does this describe you? You're a people pleaser, wanting to make everyone happy but yourself. You feel the pain of break-ups and grief very intensely. You are fiercely independent and hate taking help from others. Being placed for adoption can reverberate through all aspects of your life. I help clients grieving the losses associated with adoption; transracial adoptees dealing with identity issues; and adoptees working through all of the complex emotions related to search and reunion. As an adoptee myself, I "get it". I also work with the other sides of the adoption triad: birthparents and adoptive parents.
Does this describe you? You're a people pleaser, wanting to make everyone happy but yourself. You feel the pain of break-ups and grief very intensely. You are fiercely independent and hate taking help from others. Being placed for adoption can reverberate through all aspects of your life. I help clients grieving the losses associated with adoption; transracial adoptees dealing with identity issues; and adoptees working through all of the complex emotions related to search and reunion. As an adoptee myself, I "get it". I also work with the other sides of the adoption triad: birthparents and adoptive parents.
(215) 544-2012 View (215) 544-2012
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Shadeen Francis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At our core, we all want to feel loved, connected, and understood. I help individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds to accomplish their therapy goals, improve their relationships, and develop the coping skills necessary to resolve past hurts that keep them from the lives they desire. My clients can expect an approach to therapy that is compassionate, direct, and focused on creating effective and creative solutions to life's challenges. Warmth, humor, goal setting, and collaboration are also important parts of my work.
At our core, we all want to feel loved, connected, and understood. I help individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds to accomplish their therapy goals, improve their relationships, and develop the coping skills necessary to resolve past hurts that keep them from the lives they desire. My clients can expect an approach to therapy that is compassionate, direct, and focused on creating effective and creative solutions to life's challenges. Warmth, humor, goal setting, and collaboration are also important parts of my work.
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Dr. John Howe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Are you engaging in persistent, compulsive or disruptive actions that bring little satisfaction and damage how you relate to others at home, at work or in social settings? Disturbances of the inner self can interfere with joy, love, and satisfaction in living. Frustration, anger, sorrow and loss, disappointment become repetitious and even predictable. If so, it is time to do something to relieve these ineffective experiences in living. I am a licensed psychologist with 35 years experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, sexual and relationship issues, and the effects of personality disorders.
Are you engaging in persistent, compulsive or disruptive actions that bring little satisfaction and damage how you relate to others at home, at work or in social settings? Disturbances of the inner self can interfere with joy, love, and satisfaction in living. Frustration, anger, sorrow and loss, disappointment become repetitious and even predictable. If so, it is time to do something to relieve these ineffective experiences in living. I am a licensed psychologist with 35 years experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, sexual and relationship issues, and the effects of personality disorders.
(215) 565-0317 View (215) 565-0317
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Kathryn Hilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Sometimes we need support to navigate the ups and downs of life. If you feel overwhelmed or lost, I’m here to help you explore your unique concerns and find your way forward. I help clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, gender dysphoria, and borderline personality disorder.
Sometimes we need support to navigate the ups and downs of life. If you feel overwhelmed or lost, I’m here to help you explore your unique concerns and find your way forward. I help clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, gender dysphoria, and borderline personality disorder.
(215) 709-6284 View (215) 709-6284
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Robin DeBates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BSN-RN
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Geeks, nerds, hackers, burners, and makers are my specialty! Tired of having a therapist roll their eyes when you talk about gaming? Over it trying to explain that Discord is a chat server and not a state of disharmony? Feeling finished with people who don't understand online friendships are valid social support? You deserve a therapist who gets you in all of your delightful nerdiness and awkwardness. Therapy for geeks from a geek therapist might just be the support you're looking for.
Geeks, nerds, hackers, burners, and makers are my specialty! Tired of having a therapist roll their eyes when you talk about gaming? Over it trying to explain that Discord is a chat server and not a state of disharmony? Feeling finished with people who don't understand online friendships are valid social support? You deserve a therapist who gets you in all of your delightful nerdiness and awkwardness. Therapy for geeks from a geek therapist might just be the support you're looking for.
(215) 273-3504 View (215) 273-3504

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Number of Therapists in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
67% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
49% Highmark
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
19% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Airy, Philadelphia?

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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.