Therapists in Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

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Sirena Claxon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Within our lives the one constant that prevails overtime is change. As humans, we often can be creatures of habit and life changes can be significantly difficult at times for us to manage. The fear attached to changes within our mental health, medical health, interpersonal relationships, identity, job status, etc. can feel very overwhelming. However, within our sessions I hope to provide you with a safe and supportive space to unpack these concerns and allow you to learn various skills to empower you to feel fully capable of addressing these life changes.
Within our lives the one constant that prevails overtime is change. As humans, we often can be creatures of habit and life changes can be significantly difficult at times for us to manage. The fear attached to changes within our mental health, medical health, interpersonal relationships, identity, job status, etc. can feel very overwhelming. However, within our sessions I hope to provide you with a safe and supportive space to unpack these concerns and allow you to learn various skills to empower you to feel fully capable of addressing these life changes.
(412) 274-8174 View (412) 274-8174
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Shivam Gosai
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Some paths to pursuing growth can leave you feeling labeled, picked apart, or wondering what's "wrong" with you. But I believe you are whole and complete, just as you are. Healing is a journey not toward fixing perceived damages, but toward rediscovering the wholeness that has been there all along. In our therapy sessions, I'll walk alongside you on that journey. I bring a spiritual perspective into the room that bears witness to your inherent wisdom. Through the exploration of your inner world, we'll partner in your deep healing and spiritual freedom. This is so much more than a temporary "band-aid" approach.
Some paths to pursuing growth can leave you feeling labeled, picked apart, or wondering what's "wrong" with you. But I believe you are whole and complete, just as you are. Healing is a journey not toward fixing perceived damages, but toward rediscovering the wholeness that has been there all along. In our therapy sessions, I'll walk alongside you on that journey. I bring a spiritual perspective into the room that bears witness to your inherent wisdom. Through the exploration of your inner world, we'll partner in your deep healing and spiritual freedom. This is so much more than a temporary "band-aid" approach.
(412) 899-2651 View (412) 899-2651
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Betsy Callomon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
With the many professionals available, why work with me? First, you will find unconditional acceptance. I do not have preconceived notions of who you should, or who I need you to be. Instead, I will support you on your journey to discover who you want and deserve to be. I have experience working in both addiction recovery (chemical and food) and mental/spiritual health (trauma, depression, anxiety) so treat you as a whole person, not a diagnosis. Finally, I chose to leave another career and pursue psychotherapy so that I could do what I believe I was meant to do.
With the many professionals available, why work with me? First, you will find unconditional acceptance. I do not have preconceived notions of who you should, or who I need you to be. Instead, I will support you on your journey to discover who you want and deserve to be. I have experience working in both addiction recovery (chemical and food) and mental/spiritual health (trauma, depression, anxiety) so treat you as a whole person, not a diagnosis. Finally, I chose to leave another career and pursue psychotherapy so that I could do what I believe I was meant to do.
(412) 330-1602 View (412) 330-1602
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Amy Montgomery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
In the therapeutic setting, I use an eclectic approach by blending a person-centered spirit with cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques. The goal is to provide a safe space where you can explore, address, accept, and talk through life’s challenges. When we seek to, “Live life on life’s terms,” that can get complicated. It is my belief everyone needs a place to process their specific difficulties. I have a team mindset and by being part of your "WE," I can lend the professional support needed to begin the work of personal development and change. Let's find solutions for better stress management and good mental health.
In the therapeutic setting, I use an eclectic approach by blending a person-centered spirit with cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques. The goal is to provide a safe space where you can explore, address, accept, and talk through life’s challenges. When we seek to, “Live life on life’s terms,” that can get complicated. It is my belief everyone needs a place to process their specific difficulties. I have a team mindset and by being part of your "WE," I can lend the professional support needed to begin the work of personal development and change. Let's find solutions for better stress management and good mental health.
(412) 285-1395 View (412) 285-1395
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Melissa Alcorn Ferry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Melissa Alcorn-Ferry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is energized by helping people reach their goals and potential. Melissa specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, addiction, grief, and life transitions. Melissa completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked in homes, schools, communities, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment programs.
Melissa Alcorn-Ferry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is energized by helping people reach their goals and potential. Melissa specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, addiction, grief, and life transitions. Melissa completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked in homes, schools, communities, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment programs.
(412) 850-4622 View (412) 850-4622
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Tenley Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I strive to provide my patients with a balance of validation and challenge. When we feel stuck, taking action and making change can seem impossible. Together, we can explore your strengths and how those can guide you through your fears and anxieties. I utilize a strength-based, trauma-informed approach designed to treat you as an individual, with all the unique experiences and perspectives you bring to the therapy setting. My office holds space for neurodiversity. My work with Autistics, ADHDers, and those struggling with overstimulation is mindful of ablism and oriented towards working with your brain.
As a therapist, I strive to provide my patients with a balance of validation and challenge. When we feel stuck, taking action and making change can seem impossible. Together, we can explore your strengths and how those can guide you through your fears and anxieties. I utilize a strength-based, trauma-informed approach designed to treat you as an individual, with all the unique experiences and perspectives you bring to the therapy setting. My office holds space for neurodiversity. My work with Autistics, ADHDers, and those struggling with overstimulation is mindful of ablism and oriented towards working with your brain.
(412) 668-1163 View (412) 668-1163
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Rachael Heiser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Elizabeth Chatman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about her work in the mental health field. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults, as well as integrating family therapy when it is appropriate. Elizabeth specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, emotional regulation, and behavioral issues.
Elizabeth Chatman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about her work in the mental health field. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults, as well as integrating family therapy when it is appropriate. Elizabeth specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, emotional regulation, and behavioral issues.
(412) 900-1810 View (412) 900-1810
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Casey Meiser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Accepting new clients! We live in a world that caters to the neurotypical person, and you are really starting to feel the impact of that after years of working against it. You've tried so hard to "fit in" and hold yourself to the same standard as those around you, but you keep "failing". And all it's done is filled you with shame and left you feeling even more exhausted. Your multiple intersecting identities make this even more difficult, and sometimes you're not sure what's actually impacting things the most and where to start. You need a safe space to really dive in, and that in and of itself has been so difficult to find.
Accepting new clients! We live in a world that caters to the neurotypical person, and you are really starting to feel the impact of that after years of working against it. You've tried so hard to "fit in" and hold yourself to the same standard as those around you, but you keep "failing". And all it's done is filled you with shame and left you feeling even more exhausted. Your multiple intersecting identities make this even more difficult, and sometimes you're not sure what's actually impacting things the most and where to start. You need a safe space to really dive in, and that in and of itself has been so difficult to find.
(412) 946-8665 View (412) 946-8665
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Lynn T. Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
***Teletherapy Available!*** During these uncertain times, connection and self-care is more important than ever. Are you going through times of high emotions and stress? Let me help. You deserve an experienced and competent professional that works with you to explore your situation with respect and compassion. Together, we will get to the heart of the problem and find fresh ways of managing your situation. I quickly hone in on the main issues to help you toward healthy change. I have a flexible approach that takes the best parts of different treatments and uses them in a way that fits your needs.
***Teletherapy Available!*** During these uncertain times, connection and self-care is more important than ever. Are you going through times of high emotions and stress? Let me help. You deserve an experienced and competent professional that works with you to explore your situation with respect and compassion. Together, we will get to the heart of the problem and find fresh ways of managing your situation. I quickly hone in on the main issues to help you toward healthy change. I have a flexible approach that takes the best parts of different treatments and uses them in a way that fits your needs.
(412) 906-4423 View (412) 906-4423
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Abigail Watterson Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Abi Watterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience. Abi is an advocate and passionate about helping people reach their goals, connect with themselves and identify and work towards the lives they want to be living. Abi specializes in LGBTQIA+ issues, gender development and expression, helping clients maintain recovery from substances while working through mental health trauma and coping strategies, and has experience in treating depression, anxiety and diagnosis with psychosis.
Abi Watterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience. Abi is an advocate and passionate about helping people reach their goals, connect with themselves and identify and work towards the lives they want to be living. Abi specializes in LGBTQIA+ issues, gender development and expression, helping clients maintain recovery from substances while working through mental health trauma and coping strategies, and has experience in treating depression, anxiety and diagnosis with psychosis.
(412) 356-9932 View (412) 356-9932
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Dr. Ann C Barrows
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults, and adults.
I am a clinical psychologist who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(412) 440-5501 View (412) 440-5501
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Jodi Affuso
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Jodi is a Master’s level clinician in the state of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is LGBTQ+ allied, gender affirming, trauma informed, and dedicated to creating a safe atmosphere for all clients. Jodi draws from a variety of techniques in her client-centered approach. Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma and solution-based approaches help her connect with clients where they are now, in order to help them get to where they want to be.
Jodi is a Master’s level clinician in the state of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is LGBTQ+ allied, gender affirming, trauma informed, and dedicated to creating a safe atmosphere for all clients. Jodi draws from a variety of techniques in her client-centered approach. Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma and solution-based approaches help her connect with clients where they are now, in order to help them get to where they want to be.
(412) 990-1628 View (412) 990-1628
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Angela Illig
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Angela Illig is a Resident in Counseling and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who possesses over 16 years of experience in the mental health field, serving youth and adults with individualized care. Angela is passionate about working with individuals and couples to manage obstacles, build confidence, strengthen relationships, and reach their full potential. She sees herself as a human potential enhancer, assisting clients in recognizing and capitalizing upon unique strengths in the counseling process.
Angela Illig is a Resident in Counseling and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who possesses over 16 years of experience in the mental health field, serving youth and adults with individualized care. Angela is passionate about working with individuals and couples to manage obstacles, build confidence, strengthen relationships, and reach their full potential. She sees herself as a human potential enhancer, assisting clients in recognizing and capitalizing upon unique strengths in the counseling process.
(412) 990-1673 View (412) 990-1673
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Barbara Kline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Modern life has allowed us to communicate with others in unprecedented new ways, and yet not enough opportunities to be truly heard and understood. My goal in working with you is to create an environment where you are heard and understood, to facilitate your journey in overcoming difficulties, and to enable you to reach your full potential to have a satisfying life.
Modern life has allowed us to communicate with others in unprecedented new ways, and yet not enough opportunities to be truly heard and understood. My goal in working with you is to create an environment where you are heard and understood, to facilitate your journey in overcoming difficulties, and to enable you to reach your full potential to have a satisfying life.
(412) 888-0420 View (412) 888-0420
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Amy Shirey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Amy is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with more than 25 years of experience in providing therapeutic interventions and counseling to children and adolescents, young adults, couples, and adults. Amy graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Penn State University and received her Master's degree in Social Work degree with specialization in Direct Practice from the University of Pittsburgh. Amy works with a variety of issues including individuals struggling with depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, multiple diagnoses, family issues, and chronic medical issues.
Amy is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with more than 25 years of experience in providing therapeutic interventions and counseling to children and adolescents, young adults, couples, and adults. Amy graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Penn State University and received her Master's degree in Social Work degree with specialization in Direct Practice from the University of Pittsburgh. Amy works with a variety of issues including individuals struggling with depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, multiple diagnoses, family issues, and chronic medical issues.
(412) 516-3929 View (412) 516-3929
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Loving Me Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I'm Anne Forrest, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Self-Esteem Coach. I believe that feeling good about ourselves is our birthright, and I help clients to love themselves through individual counseling and self-esteem workshops. I use Gestalt therapy and other approaches which are experiential, feelings-focused, and include the body. I love to work with people who struggle with trauma issues, addictions, and LGBTQIA issues, as well as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief, and codependency. I like people who are unconventional, whether that is in their spirituality, gender identity, or any other area.
Hi! I'm Anne Forrest, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Self-Esteem Coach. I believe that feeling good about ourselves is our birthright, and I help clients to love themselves through individual counseling and self-esteem workshops. I use Gestalt therapy and other approaches which are experiential, feelings-focused, and include the body. I love to work with people who struggle with trauma issues, addictions, and LGBTQIA issues, as well as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief, and codependency. I like people who are unconventional, whether that is in their spirituality, gender identity, or any other area.
(412) 923-4494 View (412) 923-4494
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Charles Warren
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! As a queer, trans, non-binary human I will offer my lived experience and clinical expertise where appropriate to provide a safe and affirming space. Not only for queer people, but anyone who has ever felt alone or ‘other’. I became a therapist because I know how hard it was for me to find a queer-competent and affirming mental healthcare provider when I needed it the most. I specialize working with people who struggle with complicated thoughts and feelings surrounding sexual health & wellness, intimacy, desire, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and non-monogamous relationships.
Accepting new clients! As a queer, trans, non-binary human I will offer my lived experience and clinical expertise where appropriate to provide a safe and affirming space. Not only for queer people, but anyone who has ever felt alone or ‘other’. I became a therapist because I know how hard it was for me to find a queer-competent and affirming mental healthcare provider when I needed it the most. I specialize working with people who struggle with complicated thoughts and feelings surrounding sexual health & wellness, intimacy, desire, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and non-monogamous relationships.
(412) 998-7334 View (412) 998-7334
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Jayson Zammerilli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Welcome to my virtual therapy practice. I understand that seeking therapy can be a significant step towards personal growth and well-being, and I commend you for taking this brave decision. My name is Jayson, and as a therapist, my goal is to provide you with a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Therapy is a collaborative journey, and I believe in the power of building a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. Together, we will work towards gaining insight, discovering new perspectives, and developing effective coping strategies to navigate life's challenges.
Welcome to my virtual therapy practice. I understand that seeking therapy can be a significant step towards personal growth and well-being, and I commend you for taking this brave decision. My name is Jayson, and as a therapist, my goal is to provide you with a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Therapy is a collaborative journey, and I believe in the power of building a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. Together, we will work towards gaining insight, discovering new perspectives, and developing effective coping strategies to navigate life's challenges.
(412) 998-7855 View (412) 998-7855
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Christina M. Riga, PhD
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
Disappointment, stress, and trauma can make us forget who we really are: inherently good beings, capable of giving and receiving love in a balanced, healthy way. I can help you to remember, by providing a safe, warm, and welcoming space where you can share your experiences. We'll explore your story together and, along the way, take a look at your strengths, your potential, and what stands between you and strong, healthy connections with yourself and others. I have a deep understanding of how essential - and fragile - trust can be.
Disappointment, stress, and trauma can make us forget who we really are: inherently good beings, capable of giving and receiving love in a balanced, healthy way. I can help you to remember, by providing a safe, warm, and welcoming space where you can share your experiences. We'll explore your story together and, along the way, take a look at your strengths, your potential, and what stands between you and strong, healthy connections with yourself and others. I have a deep understanding of how essential - and fragile - trust can be.
(412) 376-4036 View (412) 376-4036
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Kathleen Kate Ivory
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
“Thoughts become things...choose the good ones!" (-Mike Dooley/TUT). Kate has 15 years’ experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She takes a holistic, eclectic, integrative approach to counseling, with the desire to create a "home base" - a safe, caring, empathic and nonjudgmental environment to explore, heal, and reunite the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of who you are. She incorporates traditional evidence-based modalities; wisdom gleaned from broad life experiences; a deep, spiritual relationship with her own humanness; and good old-fashioned common sense.
“Thoughts become things...choose the good ones!" (-Mike Dooley/TUT). Kate has 15 years’ experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She takes a holistic, eclectic, integrative approach to counseling, with the desire to create a "home base" - a safe, caring, empathic and nonjudgmental environment to explore, heal, and reunite the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of who you are. She incorporates traditional evidence-based modalities; wisdom gleaned from broad life experiences; a deep, spiritual relationship with her own humanness; and good old-fashioned common sense.
(412) 790-2260 View (412) 790-2260

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Number of Therapists in Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Highmark
70% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
19% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shadyside, Pittsburgh?

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.