Therapists in Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

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Katelyn Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
Now accepting new patients in office or for virtual therapy. Call today for you or your family member and lets begin a path to better emotional well being. Stressed, depressed or anxious? Are you struggling at work, school or home? Then I can help.
Now accepting new patients in office or for virtual therapy. Call today for you or your family member and lets begin a path to better emotional well being. Stressed, depressed or anxious? Are you struggling at work, school or home? Then I can help.
(717) 613-6506 View (717) 613-6506
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Jennifer Yalof
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Are you attempting to manage feelings that have been building up over time? You may be living with anxiety and depression, generally feeling stuck, and/or are trying to manage the personalities of people around you. Perhaps you aren’t quite sure how to talk about what’s happening; but something doesn’t feel right—things just feel off. During times like this, talking to a professional can help. I work with young adults, parents, college and graduate students including international students. I have niche specialized experience working with medical professionals such as physicians, nurses and medical trainees.
Are you attempting to manage feelings that have been building up over time? You may be living with anxiety and depression, generally feeling stuck, and/or are trying to manage the personalities of people around you. Perhaps you aren’t quite sure how to talk about what’s happening; but something doesn’t feel right—things just feel off. During times like this, talking to a professional can help. I work with young adults, parents, college and graduate students including international students. I have niche specialized experience working with medical professionals such as physicians, nurses and medical trainees.
(267) 310-2556 View (267) 310-2556
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Artful Explorations Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Artful Explorations Therapy is led by Kristen Rashid, a registered, board-certified art therapist who's been working with kids, teens, and adults in Philadelphia for over a decade. We offer support in navigating through a range of issues including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, adjustments, divorce, grief/loss, behavior difficulties, depression, and anger. We meet clients where they are and help them engage in the creative process of making art as a way to express themselves, increase insight, spark change, make connections, and develop coping and problem solving skills.
Artful Explorations Therapy is led by Kristen Rashid, a registered, board-certified art therapist who's been working with kids, teens, and adults in Philadelphia for over a decade. We offer support in navigating through a range of issues including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, adjustments, divorce, grief/loss, behavior difficulties, depression, and anger. We meet clients where they are and help them engage in the creative process of making art as a way to express themselves, increase insight, spark change, make connections, and develop coping and problem solving skills.
(267) 214-6416 View (267) 214-6416
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Carlos Nunez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
Hi! Welcome to the healing process! My name is Carlos Núñez and I am an intern student from Saint Joseph’s University, studying clinical mental health counseling. Despite being a student, I have vast experience in the mental health field that has given me the chance to support individuals, especially those from minority backgrounds, to understand, gain knowledge and accessibility to the right treatment. This experience has helped me develop my passion for counseling and mental health as I enjoy getting to know people deeply. Now, as a Latinx Mental Health counselor my hope is that through counseling you discover more of yourself.
Hi! Welcome to the healing process! My name is Carlos Núñez and I am an intern student from Saint Joseph’s University, studying clinical mental health counseling. Despite being a student, I have vast experience in the mental health field that has given me the chance to support individuals, especially those from minority backgrounds, to understand, gain knowledge and accessibility to the right treatment. This experience has helped me develop my passion for counseling and mental health as I enjoy getting to know people deeply. Now, as a Latinx Mental Health counselor my hope is that through counseling you discover more of yourself.
(267) 458-5774 View (267) 458-5774
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The Ctr for Growth/ Sex Therapy in Philadelphia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Alex Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW is the founder of the Center for Growth Inc, a 30 + therapist group practice in 4 states. She has 20+ years of experience working with children and adults who are struggling to overcome sexual disorders, postpartum depression, grief, panic, chronic pain, depression, anger, anxiety, shame. trauma, tourettes and addiction. She focuses on individuals, couples and family therapy. Therapists at Alex's practice are able to see clients for as low as 50$. You cam self schedule online at her website.
Alex Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW is the founder of the Center for Growth Inc, a 30 + therapist group practice in 4 states. She has 20+ years of experience working with children and adults who are struggling to overcome sexual disorders, postpartum depression, grief, panic, chronic pain, depression, anger, anxiety, shame. trauma, tourettes and addiction. She focuses on individuals, couples and family therapy. Therapists at Alex's practice are able to see clients for as low as 50$. You cam self schedule online at her website.
(267) 888-4162 View (267) 888-4162
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Michael Sugar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach utilizes a Narrative perspective while blending Cognitive and Mindfulness models. I use these perspectives to tailor a wellness plan that fits your needs. I emphasize expression and a holistic approach.
My therapeutic approach utilizes a Narrative perspective while blending Cognitive and Mindfulness models. I use these perspectives to tailor a wellness plan that fits your needs. I emphasize expression and a holistic approach.
(215) 458-5680 View (215) 458-5680
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Kellie Medendorp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
When you are ready, I am here to support you. As your therapist, I strive to build a working, collaborative relationship where we can discuss your goals and various ways to achieve them. I firmly believe in the strength-based perspective where we will discuss the skills you already have and build on them to reach your goals. Cultivating your motivation for change is another emphasis in our working relationship. I will assist you in finding a realistic place where we can begin to make some changes, no matter how small they may be. You will choose your starting point and we will come up with your next step together.
When you are ready, I am here to support you. As your therapist, I strive to build a working, collaborative relationship where we can discuss your goals and various ways to achieve them. I firmly believe in the strength-based perspective where we will discuss the skills you already have and build on them to reach your goals. Cultivating your motivation for change is another emphasis in our working relationship. I will assist you in finding a realistic place where we can begin to make some changes, no matter how small they may be. You will choose your starting point and we will come up with your next step together.
(267) 861-3685 x1 View (267) 861-3685 x1
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Jessie Timmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147
I am passionate about engaging in therapy that prioritizes our relationship and your expertise about your own journey and what is right for you. We will work together to create a safe space for exploration of your concerns, what is going well and what needs work. You can expect me to be nonjudgmental, to pay close attention to you and to respond with appropriate care to meet you where you are. I enjoy working with people who are experienced with therapy as well as newcomers.
I am passionate about engaging in therapy that prioritizes our relationship and your expertise about your own journey and what is right for you. We will work together to create a safe space for exploration of your concerns, what is going well and what needs work. You can expect me to be nonjudgmental, to pay close attention to you and to respond with appropriate care to meet you where you are. I enjoy working with people who are experienced with therapy as well as newcomers.
(484) 559-7582 View (484) 559-7582
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Melanie Fullard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147
I enjoy helping clients to discover their inner resilience and build on it to live their best lives possible. My philosophy for therapy is, “it can be hard work, but who says we can’t have fun?” I believe that therapy is a wonderful tool to which everyone should have access and can benefit, moreover, it is something I am passionate about. I enjoy working with adolescents, emerging adults, and adults to help them strike a balance between daily life stressors, and finding a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment as they travel this journey called life. I also have experience working with individuals, families, and groups at various levels
I enjoy helping clients to discover their inner resilience and build on it to live their best lives possible. My philosophy for therapy is, “it can be hard work, but who says we can’t have fun?” I believe that therapy is a wonderful tool to which everyone should have access and can benefit, moreover, it is something I am passionate about. I enjoy working with adolescents, emerging adults, and adults to help them strike a balance between daily life stressors, and finding a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment as they travel this journey called life. I also have experience working with individuals, families, and groups at various levels
(267) 861-3685 x1 View (267) 861-3685 x1
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Devon Woosnam
Counselor, MS, NCC
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147
My name is Devon (she/her), I have a MS in Community Trauma and Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Counselor. Have you had trouble feeling burnout, more isolated, or overwhelmed with day to day tasks? Therapy can be helpful to get us back to finding fulfillment in our everyday lives and to learn why our bodies don’t always let us move on when our mind wants to. I have experience clinically with trauma, ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, thought disorders, mood disorders, and suicidal thoughts/ideation. I am open to clients ranging from school age to adults.
My name is Devon (she/her), I have a MS in Community Trauma and Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Counselor. Have you had trouble feeling burnout, more isolated, or overwhelmed with day to day tasks? Therapy can be helpful to get us back to finding fulfillment in our everyday lives and to learn why our bodies don’t always let us move on when our mind wants to. I have experience clinically with trauma, ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, thought disorders, mood disorders, and suicidal thoughts/ideation. I am open to clients ranging from school age to adults.
(484) 642-0472 View (484) 642-0472
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Slade Roff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
I believe every individual has innate strengths and capacities that, when highlighted, can be an integral part of the healing process. I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2019 and I have experience supporting adolescents/young adults and adults with concerns such as grief and loss, relationship issues, substance use issues, life adjustments, anxiety and depression. My approach to therapy is predominantly relational; in other words, my work emphasizes the importance of connection and the role of relationships past and present in our current lives.
I believe every individual has innate strengths and capacities that, when highlighted, can be an integral part of the healing process. I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2019 and I have experience supporting adolescents/young adults and adults with concerns such as grief and loss, relationship issues, substance use issues, life adjustments, anxiety and depression. My approach to therapy is predominantly relational; in other words, my work emphasizes the importance of connection and the role of relationships past and present in our current lives.
(267) 715-9419 View (267) 715-9419
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Jesse Geguzis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
I believe mental health care is a right that should be afforded to everyone and aim to lessen the stigma of seeking mental health care. As a non-binary, transmasculine human, I’m excited to serve traditionally underserved minority communities. I consider it a privilege to play a role in your journey. I am fat-allied/HAES, sex/kink positive, and gender-affirming with a background in social justice. I use a strength-based approach, allowing space for discomfort, encouraging vulnerability, and building resiliency.
I believe mental health care is a right that should be afforded to everyone and aim to lessen the stigma of seeking mental health care. As a non-binary, transmasculine human, I’m excited to serve traditionally underserved minority communities. I consider it a privilege to play a role in your journey. I am fat-allied/HAES, sex/kink positive, and gender-affirming with a background in social justice. I use a strength-based approach, allowing space for discomfort, encouraging vulnerability, and building resiliency.
(267) 633-8641 x6 View (267) 633-8641 x6
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Blair Pomerantz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147
My hope is for you to leave each session feeling lighter and with tools to help you manage whatever challenges come your way. I am by nature a good listener, empathetic, caring, and have a passion for helping others. It is my priority to create a trusting therapeutic relationship, as this sets the foundation for the work we will do together. I provide a safe space for you to share past & present experiences without any judgement, and together we can work towards understanding how these experiences are affecting your life. When working with children, I use various modalities including play, art, sand, creating, movement & meditation.
My hope is for you to leave each session feeling lighter and with tools to help you manage whatever challenges come your way. I am by nature a good listener, empathetic, caring, and have a passion for helping others. It is my priority to create a trusting therapeutic relationship, as this sets the foundation for the work we will do together. I provide a safe space for you to share past & present experiences without any judgement, and together we can work towards understanding how these experiences are affecting your life. When working with children, I use various modalities including play, art, sand, creating, movement & meditation.
(267) 452-2363 View (267) 452-2363
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Vicki Laverty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147
I have experience working in an inpatient and outpatient setting, I have provided individual & group therapy, crisis intervention, and can support folks in navigating the mental health system. I have worked with folks experiencing mood disorders, PTSD, substance use disorders, suicide ideation, relational challenges, excessive stress & burn-out, issues related to self-esteem, grief & loss, and phase of life concerns (job loss/change, relocating, etc). In our work together, I hope to build a strong rapport, and as a result we can explore your vulnerabilities, develop effective coping skills, and promote a greater outlook on life.
I have experience working in an inpatient and outpatient setting, I have provided individual & group therapy, crisis intervention, and can support folks in navigating the mental health system. I have worked with folks experiencing mood disorders, PTSD, substance use disorders, suicide ideation, relational challenges, excessive stress & burn-out, issues related to self-esteem, grief & loss, and phase of life concerns (job loss/change, relocating, etc). In our work together, I hope to build a strong rapport, and as a result we can explore your vulnerabilities, develop effective coping skills, and promote a greater outlook on life.
(484) 604-2684 View (484) 604-2684
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Brittny Jordan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Are you looking to deepen your understanding of yourself and the challenges you may be currently facing in life? Maybe you've already done a good amount of self-examination and generally know what the "issues" are, but you haven't been able to move past them and feel frustrated or stuck. Maybe you're really new to the idea of therapy and want a compassionate, open-minded person who can help you start to explore what you're thinking and feeling. No matter where you're at, therapy can be so helpful in opening the doors to a different way of being in the world. You deserve to have a life you love waking up to and feel masterful in!
Are you looking to deepen your understanding of yourself and the challenges you may be currently facing in life? Maybe you've already done a good amount of self-examination and generally know what the "issues" are, but you haven't been able to move past them and feel frustrated or stuck. Maybe you're really new to the idea of therapy and want a compassionate, open-minded person who can help you start to explore what you're thinking and feeling. No matter where you're at, therapy can be so helpful in opening the doors to a different way of being in the world. You deserve to have a life you love waking up to and feel masterful in!
(484) 209-1281 View (484) 209-1281
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Madlyn Strouse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147
My approach to therapy is seeing each person as an individual and using a client-centered approach to giving specialized care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Yoga Teacher. I have nine years of experience working with and advocating for diverse populations. I am a Queer therapist, gender affirming, trauma informed, and dedicated to creating a safe atmosphere for all clients. I am passionate about LGBTQ+ issues, social justice, integrating psychoeducation, and creating safe spaces to be authentic in sessions.
My approach to therapy is seeing each person as an individual and using a client-centered approach to giving specialized care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Yoga Teacher. I have nine years of experience working with and advocating for diverse populations. I am a Queer therapist, gender affirming, trauma informed, and dedicated to creating a safe atmosphere for all clients. I am passionate about LGBTQ+ issues, social justice, integrating psychoeducation, and creating safe spaces to be authentic in sessions.
(267) 861-3685 x1 View (267) 861-3685 x1
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Christine Ruberti-Bruning
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147
It can be hard to face our feelings, and sometimes challenging to put them into words. Our deepest, most painful experiences can be overwhelming and scary. I’m here to hold a safe space to help you work through whatever issue that is troubling you. My aim as a therapist is to help you find ways to heal and access a more authentic self. I will help you find your strengths, and guide you through areas in your life that need change. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating, body image concerns or chronic dieting, I would love to help.
It can be hard to face our feelings, and sometimes challenging to put them into words. Our deepest, most painful experiences can be overwhelming and scary. I’m here to hold a safe space to help you work through whatever issue that is troubling you. My aim as a therapist is to help you find ways to heal and access a more authentic self. I will help you find your strengths, and guide you through areas in your life that need change. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating, body image concerns or chronic dieting, I would love to help.
(484) 388-4141 View (484) 388-4141
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Dr. Sandra Shachar, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
Relationships are my expertise area, especially issues of broken trust, poor communication, intimacy and addiction. While there is no "perfect partner", intimate partnerships should be a source of joy, safety and support. Whether you are dating or engaged, married or contemplating divorce, "straight" or LGBTQIA, monogamous or poly, kinky or vanilla, in your 30's or retirement, you CAN feel understood by one another and have deep, joyful connection! With over 35 years of experience, my deep toolbox is full of skills and concepts that will move you forward together. (Couples sessions are 90 minutes; Individual 45 or 60 minutes).
Relationships are my expertise area, especially issues of broken trust, poor communication, intimacy and addiction. While there is no "perfect partner", intimate partnerships should be a source of joy, safety and support. Whether you are dating or engaged, married or contemplating divorce, "straight" or LGBTQIA, monogamous or poly, kinky or vanilla, in your 30's or retirement, you CAN feel understood by one another and have deep, joyful connection! With over 35 years of experience, my deep toolbox is full of skills and concepts that will move you forward together. (Couples sessions are 90 minutes; Individual 45 or 60 minutes).
(215) 650-8779 View (215) 650-8779
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Amanda K Darnley
Psychologist, PsyD, MHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
A lot of things can get in the way of living a life you love- insecurities, shame, comparison, perfectionism, emotions you don't know what to do with, thoughts you'd rather not have, living in a society that devalues you, etc. I am a licensed psychologist with over a decade of experience working with individuals from all walks of life. I founded my private practice on the principles of "empowerment, compassion and clarity" with the intent to guide and support my clients as they uncover these traits within themselves- leading them to more balanced and fulfilling lives.
A lot of things can get in the way of living a life you love- insecurities, shame, comparison, perfectionism, emotions you don't know what to do with, thoughts you'd rather not have, living in a society that devalues you, etc. I am a licensed psychologist with over a decade of experience working with individuals from all walks of life. I founded my private practice on the principles of "empowerment, compassion and clarity" with the intent to guide and support my clients as they uncover these traits within themselves- leading them to more balanced and fulfilling lives.
(267) 507-0486 View (267) 507-0486
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Del Thompson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Are you ready to become the person you know you are? To lean into compassion, heal your relationships, or feel affirmed in your identity and decisions? Therapy is about creating a sense of self that we feel connected to and at peace with, even against a world that is often uncomfortable and unaccepting of us. I want to help create a space where you feel comfortable and confident in exploring who you are whether that be in your relationships, gender, sexuality, or more. I am going to work to help you feel validated, explore the underlying issues, and find ways to support you when systems you are caught in feel overwhelming.
Are you ready to become the person you know you are? To lean into compassion, heal your relationships, or feel affirmed in your identity and decisions? Therapy is about creating a sense of self that we feel connected to and at peace with, even against a world that is often uncomfortable and unaccepting of us. I want to help create a space where you feel comfortable and confident in exploring who you are whether that be in your relationships, gender, sexuality, or more. I am going to work to help you feel validated, explore the underlying issues, and find ways to support you when systems you are caught in feel overwhelming.
(267) 715-9585 View (267) 715-9585

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

80+

Average cost per session

$150

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

89% Anxiety
82% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
63% Highmark
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
15% Male
6% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Society 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.