Therapists in Plum, PA

Photo of Jennifer Murphy, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jennifer Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
Not accepting new clients
Life can be challenging and stressful. Deciding to seek therapy shows your courage and desire to work towards improving your overall health and well-being. I'm a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist with over 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. I specialize in providing support and guidance for those experiencing trauma, loss, depression and/or anxiety. My approach is to be both strength-based in helping you to recognize your own abilities and to positively challenge you to identify changes and coping skills necessary for you to be more successful in your life.
Life can be challenging and stressful. Deciding to seek therapy shows your courage and desire to work towards improving your overall health and well-being. I'm a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist with over 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. I specialize in providing support and guidance for those experiencing trauma, loss, depression and/or anxiety. My approach is to be both strength-based in helping you to recognize your own abilities and to positively challenge you to identify changes and coping skills necessary for you to be more successful in your life.
(724) 954-3723 View (724) 954-3723
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Walter Sposkoski Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
I am accepting new clients! I accept Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance. I am available for in-person and telehealth. I provide individual, marriage and family counseling. I counsel children, teens, and adults from 5 years old thru retirement. I provide counseling for depression and anxiety; anger and stress management; grief and mourning; interpersonal, family, marriage and relationship difficulties; work and school related stressors and life adjustment challenges such as marriage, parenting and retirement. My goal is for you to improve functioning and feel better.
I am accepting new clients! I accept Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance. I am available for in-person and telehealth. I provide individual, marriage and family counseling. I counsel children, teens, and adults from 5 years old thru retirement. I provide counseling for depression and anxiety; anger and stress management; grief and mourning; interpersonal, family, marriage and relationship difficulties; work and school related stressors and life adjustment challenges such as marriage, parenting and retirement. My goal is for you to improve functioning and feel better.
(412) 376-4589 View (412) 376-4589
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Grace Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Plum, PA 15239
Are you stuck in a pattern that disrupts your happiness? Do you feel hurt, alone, or overwhelmed? I provide a safe environment where we can explore obstacles, fears, & struggles. I treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, problematic relationships, divorce, stress, family conflict, having loved one with addiction, & weight issues. I’ll work with you to understand unhealthy patterns, focus on strengths, develop coping mechanisms, & encourage perseverance during life’s challenges. Through awareness, growth, & choice you will have an opportunity to become your happiest, healthiest, & most fulfilled self.
Are you stuck in a pattern that disrupts your happiness? Do you feel hurt, alone, or overwhelmed? I provide a safe environment where we can explore obstacles, fears, & struggles. I treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, problematic relationships, divorce, stress, family conflict, having loved one with addiction, & weight issues. I’ll work with you to understand unhealthy patterns, focus on strengths, develop coping mechanisms, & encourage perseverance during life’s challenges. Through awareness, growth, & choice you will have an opportunity to become your happiest, healthiest, & most fulfilled self.
(412) 253-4736 View (412) 253-4736
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Byers Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
Are you feeling lost or alone? Do you struggle with emotions of sadness, anxiety, or grief? Have you been physically or sexually abused or a victim of domestic violence? Maybe, you're feeling stuck or are struggling with a life transition and don't know where to turn? It can be hard to ask for help, but a little help is often what we need in order to connect with our own inner capacity to cope and heal. I have experience helping children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly to manage life's difficulties and work toward health, happiness, and acceptance.
Are you feeling lost or alone? Do you struggle with emotions of sadness, anxiety, or grief? Have you been physically or sexually abused or a victim of domestic violence? Maybe, you're feeling stuck or are struggling with a life transition and don't know where to turn? It can be hard to ask for help, but a little help is often what we need in order to connect with our own inner capacity to cope and heal. I have experience helping children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly to manage life's difficulties and work toward health, happiness, and acceptance.
(412) 376-4155 View (412) 376-4155
Photo of Jeff Siegrist, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jeff Siegrist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of adults for issues of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. I utilize research-backed approaches that are shown to be highly effective in resolving emotional struggles and which give you immediately usable tools to begin to move past the problem. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) often thought to be the "gold standard" of treatment approaches, as well as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR,) which is an approach shown to have excellent outcomes for resolving issues of trauma and loss.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of adults for issues of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. I utilize research-backed approaches that are shown to be highly effective in resolving emotional struggles and which give you immediately usable tools to begin to move past the problem. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) often thought to be the "gold standard" of treatment approaches, as well as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR,) which is an approach shown to have excellent outcomes for resolving issues of trauma and loss.
(412) 961-8140 View (412) 961-8140
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Integrity Psychological Services Llc
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, work or relationship issues? We are a group psychology practice in Monroeville of 20 licensed, experienced psychologists and therapists who will help you to effectively navigate through your problem. Our specialization areas include anxiety, work-related stress, couples counseling, divorce, grief and loss, transitional and career issues, trauma, depression and post-partum depression/anxiety. We work with adults, children, adolescents and couples. We specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy and EMDR - all gold standard treatments for effective outcomes.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, work or relationship issues? We are a group psychology practice in Monroeville of 20 licensed, experienced psychologists and therapists who will help you to effectively navigate through your problem. Our specialization areas include anxiety, work-related stress, couples counseling, divorce, grief and loss, transitional and career issues, trauma, depression and post-partum depression/anxiety. We work with adults, children, adolescents and couples. We specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy and EMDR - all gold standard treatments for effective outcomes.
(412) 536-7258 View (412) 536-7258
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Heidi McKenzie
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
I'm an experienced, licensed psychologist who helps people get "unstuck" from unhelpful behavior patterns. Whether you're facing a temporary, difficult life situation or struggling with more long-standing problems like depression or anxiety, I can help. My style is direct and active - I don't simply nod my head while you talk. I'll listen closely, we'll work together on the problem and I'll offer you supportive, non-judgmental and practical feedback that will help you to navigate through the issue as quickly and effectively as possible.
I'm an experienced, licensed psychologist who helps people get "unstuck" from unhelpful behavior patterns. Whether you're facing a temporary, difficult life situation or struggling with more long-standing problems like depression or anxiety, I can help. My style is direct and active - I don't simply nod my head while you talk. I'll listen closely, we'll work together on the problem and I'll offer you supportive, non-judgmental and practical feedback that will help you to navigate through the issue as quickly and effectively as possible.
(412) 567-8902 View (412) 567-8902
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Colin O'Grady
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plum, PA 15239
****Teletherapy Available****Hello and nice to meet you. I look forward to supporting your journey of problem solving, gaining insight and living a fuller life. Are your family members practicing "unhealthy" communication habits? Is your child, adolescent or college age student struggling in school? If so, counseling may be an option. I am a former School Counselor for 12 years, so I am well versed in a variety of school related issues such as academic and career counseling and personal or social difficulties.
****Teletherapy Available****Hello and nice to meet you. I look forward to supporting your journey of problem solving, gaining insight and living a fuller life. Are your family members practicing "unhealthy" communication habits? Is your child, adolescent or college age student struggling in school? If so, counseling may be an option. I am a former School Counselor for 12 years, so I am well versed in a variety of school related issues such as academic and career counseling and personal or social difficulties.
(724) 620-4909 View (724) 620-4909
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Inspire Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Dr. Nicholson provides counseling services to those in need of hope, encouragement and support. Christian counseling, rooted in Biblical truth, is available upon request and offered when desired. My goal is to enable families, adults and adolescents to know true peace and freedom from psychological pain through the utilization of professional psychotherapy.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Dr. Nicholson provides counseling services to those in need of hope, encouragement and support. Christian counseling, rooted in Biblical truth, is available upon request and offered when desired. My goal is to enable families, adults and adolescents to know true peace and freedom from psychological pain through the utilization of professional psychotherapy.
(843) 594-2632 View (843) 594-2632
Photo of Zack Byam, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Zack Byam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plum, PA 15239
Are you “stuck”—either on something that’s changed in your life, in the world around us, or just in general? Maybe something just feels strange or unsettling. Change is intimidating, even when we take it one step at a time, and often we can’t see the full picture without stepping away from the lens for a wider view. Sometimes, you just need another perspective - one that's neutral and doesn't "take sides." Your situation, just like you, is unique, and I can help you through it. I’m here to honor your struggle and help you build on the skills you have. I can help you respect or heal past decisions and help you to define new ones.
Are you “stuck”—either on something that’s changed in your life, in the world around us, or just in general? Maybe something just feels strange or unsettling. Change is intimidating, even when we take it one step at a time, and often we can’t see the full picture without stepping away from the lens for a wider view. Sometimes, you just need another perspective - one that's neutral and doesn't "take sides." Your situation, just like you, is unique, and I can help you through it. I’m here to honor your struggle and help you build on the skills you have. I can help you respect or heal past decisions and help you to define new ones.
(724) 964-4202 View (724) 964-4202
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Jill Fischer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
The decision to seek help from a mental health professional is not an easy one. If you've never been in therapy before, you likely have no idea what to expect, and you may worry that you'll be judged, criticized, or labeled as "crazy." If you have been to therapy before, the thought of "starting all over" with someone new can also be overwhelming, especially if your previous experiences haven't been very helpful. Whether you're a therapy veteran or a newbie, I believe I can help.
The decision to seek help from a mental health professional is not an easy one. If you've never been in therapy before, you likely have no idea what to expect, and you may worry that you'll be judged, criticized, or labeled as "crazy." If you have been to therapy before, the thought of "starting all over" with someone new can also be overwhelming, especially if your previous experiences haven't been very helpful. Whether you're a therapy veteran or a newbie, I believe I can help.
(412) 329-8964 View (412) 329-8964
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John E Keil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
Welcome to my group, Monarch Behavioral Health Associates. We are a multi specialty group located in Lower Burrell PA. Personally, I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years and specialize in mood disorders/anxiety, marriage counseling and addictions, having training in multiple therapy modalities. Additionally, we offer grief counseling, groups, child and adolescent therapy, anger management, et.al. Please visit our website or Facebook page for more information... Monarchabha.com. We work with Highmark, UPMC, Medicare, Value Behavioral Health, and others.
Welcome to my group, Monarch Behavioral Health Associates. We are a multi specialty group located in Lower Burrell PA. Personally, I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years and specialize in mood disorders/anxiety, marriage counseling and addictions, having training in multiple therapy modalities. Additionally, we offer grief counseling, groups, child and adolescent therapy, anger management, et.al. Please visit our website or Facebook page for more information... Monarchabha.com. We work with Highmark, UPMC, Medicare, Value Behavioral Health, and others.
(412) 532-1763 View (412) 532-1763
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The Beverly Centre
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
(412) 532-4617 View (412) 532-4617
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Laura Tanczos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am licensed to provide therapy for adults who are experiencing a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem and relationship problems.
I am licensed to provide therapy for adults who are experiencing a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem and relationship problems.
(412) 228-0721 View (412) 228-0721
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Barbara Jean Nagrant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
Not accepting new clients
Are you wanting to feel more centered, motivated, and creative in meeting life's challenges? Have you felt disconnected from your self and displeased with your life? If so, you could benefit from a supportive dynamic collaborative therapeutic relationship. My 20+ years of clinical experience can help you identify your truth, compassionately accept yourself and your circumstances, and explore more satisfying ways to respond to life's challenges. Your active participation will include experiential exercises to enhance your awareness of the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. We will also connect how this self-discovery impacts your interpersonal style.
Are you wanting to feel more centered, motivated, and creative in meeting life's challenges? Have you felt disconnected from your self and displeased with your life? If so, you could benefit from a supportive dynamic collaborative therapeutic relationship. My 20+ years of clinical experience can help you identify your truth, compassionately accept yourself and your circumstances, and explore more satisfying ways to respond to life's challenges. Your active participation will include experiential exercises to enhance your awareness of the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. We will also connect how this self-discovery impacts your interpersonal style.
(412) 654-5056 View (412) 654-5056
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239  (Online Only)
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 202-0362 View (724) 202-0362
Blooming Expressions Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, AT, LPC
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
At Blooming Expressions, we honor that each person has their own unique set of experiences and needs. We firmly believe in the power of fostering a therapeutic relationship built on trust and collaboration. Our therapists are committed to listening without judgment, providing guidance and support as individuals navigate through life's challenges. If you are seeking a therapy experience that values your unique identity and experiences, where equity, acceptance, and social justice are at the forefront, Blooming Expressions Therapy is here to accompany you on your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
At Blooming Expressions, we honor that each person has their own unique set of experiences and needs. We firmly believe in the power of fostering a therapeutic relationship built on trust and collaboration. Our therapists are committed to listening without judgment, providing guidance and support as individuals navigate through life's challenges. If you are seeking a therapy experience that values your unique identity and experiences, where equity, acceptance, and social justice are at the forefront, Blooming Expressions Therapy is here to accompany you on your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
(412) 785-2934 View (412) 785-2934
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Katelyn Dougherty
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
I have immediate openings! I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing a wide range of life stressors: transition to adulthood, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, peer relationships, stress, grief, and individuals diagnosed with ASD. I approach my sessions from a cognitive behavioral perspective (CBT) and guide my clients in challenging and restructuring thoughts, in order to approach any situation and take control of how to react to it.
I have immediate openings! I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing a wide range of life stressors: transition to adulthood, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, peer relationships, stress, grief, and individuals diagnosed with ASD. I approach my sessions from a cognitive behavioral perspective (CBT) and guide my clients in challenging and restructuring thoughts, in order to approach any situation and take control of how to react to it.
(412) 844-4791 View (412) 844-4791
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Bella Peduzzi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, it's my goal to help you feel respected and create a safe environment for you to share whatever you need to during therapy. It is my intention to empower you, strengthen your individuality, help to strengthen your belief that you have great worth, and that you can overcome traumatic events and memories. We are more than the thoughts we have that we're ashamed of, we're more than the worst moments of our lives, much more than our mistakes, and in my practice, I respect the courage it takes to be vulnerable, honest, and open to new ways of thinking.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, it's my goal to help you feel respected and create a safe environment for you to share whatever you need to during therapy. It is my intention to empower you, strengthen your individuality, help to strengthen your belief that you have great worth, and that you can overcome traumatic events and memories. We are more than the thoughts we have that we're ashamed of, we're more than the worst moments of our lives, much more than our mistakes, and in my practice, I respect the courage it takes to be vulnerable, honest, and open to new ways of thinking.
(412) 214-7031 View (412) 214-7031
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Eric L Tillman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
You may be feeling anxious, sad, depressed, overwhelmed, misunderstood, and lonely right now. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, and I applaud you for reaching out. I am passionate about bringing healing to those who have been through traumatic and stressful experiences. I provide psychotherapy and counseling to individuals dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, substance abuse, trauma, panic disorder, life transitions, etc. I will provide a thorough assessment to aid in identifying specific concerns and will modify my therapeutic approaches to match your individualized needs.
You may be feeling anxious, sad, depressed, overwhelmed, misunderstood, and lonely right now. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, and I applaud you for reaching out. I am passionate about bringing healing to those who have been through traumatic and stressful experiences. I provide psychotherapy and counseling to individuals dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, substance abuse, trauma, panic disorder, life transitions, etc. I will provide a thorough assessment to aid in identifying specific concerns and will modify my therapeutic approaches to match your individualized needs.
(412) 226-9993 View (412) 226-9993

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Plum, PA

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Plum, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
96% Anxiety
88% Coping Skills
88% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
76% Grief
76% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Highmark
92% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
79% Aetna

How Therapists in Plum, PA see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Plum?

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.