Therapists in West Lawn, PA

Photo of Ashley (Borgatta) Moser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Lawn, PA
Ashley (Borgatta) Moser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lawn, PA 19609
If you have ever found yourself wondering how to manage your relationships, stabilize your mood, or deal with difficult feelings and talking to friends or family isn't enough, seeking professional assistance is a great next step. If you are ready to seek assistance, or even on the fence about it, finding the right therapist is important. I work closely with each individual client in order to properly assess their needs. Based on therapy results, therapy modalities are chosen and implemented. As an eclectic therapist, I employ a wide range of techniques derived from modalities such as: CBT, DBT, RET, AA, Refuge Recovery, and SMART.
If you have ever found yourself wondering how to manage your relationships, stabilize your mood, or deal with difficult feelings and talking to friends or family isn't enough, seeking professional assistance is a great next step. If you are ready to seek assistance, or even on the fence about it, finding the right therapist is important. I work closely with each individual client in order to properly assess their needs. Based on therapy results, therapy modalities are chosen and implemented. As an eclectic therapist, I employ a wide range of techniques derived from modalities such as: CBT, DBT, RET, AA, Refuge Recovery, and SMART.
(610) 624-2978 View (610) 624-2978
Photo of Tonia Marie Knight, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lawn, PA
Tonia Marie Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC, CAADC, SAP
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
Are you wondering how to begin making important changes to your life? Do you feel like you are carrying more than you can carry some days without help? Do you ever feel alone and questioning how to make things different? Do you feel the desire to make changes but do not have any idea where to start and how to find the energy and motivation to begin? Are you ready to get healthier in different aspects of your life? Are you prepared to set goals and take the steps to achieve them? Are you open to allow me to walk your journey with you for support? Can you take the first step and contact me?
Are you wondering how to begin making important changes to your life? Do you feel like you are carrying more than you can carry some days without help? Do you ever feel alone and questioning how to make things different? Do you feel the desire to make changes but do not have any idea where to start and how to find the energy and motivation to begin? Are you ready to get healthier in different aspects of your life? Are you prepared to set goals and take the steps to achieve them? Are you open to allow me to walk your journey with you for support? Can you take the first step and contact me?
(610) 200-6723 View (610) 200-6723
Photo of Joseph Storz, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lawn, PA
Joseph Storz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
Joseph Storz is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 30 years of counseling experience with adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples seeking help to cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Joe completed his master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Scranton. He has training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and family systems therapy.
Joseph Storz is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 30 years of counseling experience with adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples seeking help to cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Joe completed his master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Scranton. He has training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and family systems therapy.
(610) 421-0345 View (610) 421-0345
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Paula Ann Bellavance
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BSL
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lawn, PA 19609  (Online Only)
I’m an experienced therapist working at Kahl Counseling in PA, providing online psychotherapy for a variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and grief, as well as areas of specialty such as PTSD, autism, hoarding & LGBTQ issues. I offer dynamic, client-centered and strength-based services to individuals age six and up, couples, families and groups. My clients tell me what they like best about me is my compassion. I strive to offer a personalized approach to problem-solving, and I’m dedicated to helping my clients resolve their unique issues in my work at Kahl Counseling.
I’m an experienced therapist working at Kahl Counseling in PA, providing online psychotherapy for a variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and grief, as well as areas of specialty such as PTSD, autism, hoarding & LGBTQ issues. I offer dynamic, client-centered and strength-based services to individuals age six and up, couples, families and groups. My clients tell me what they like best about me is my compassion. I strive to offer a personalized approach to problem-solving, and I’m dedicated to helping my clients resolve their unique issues in my work at Kahl Counseling.
(484) 652-8047 View (484) 652-8047
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Casia Hoyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
Casia Hoyle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in trauma counseling. Casia works with those going through life transitions and anxiety as well as victims of crime, victims of sex trafficking, and survivors of physical or sexual abuse. Casia completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Trauma Studies at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. She is a sexual assault counselor and a trauma counselor. Casia’s wish is to help you gain a voice to your experiences so that you can be more connected to yourself and others. Maybe you are not sure who you really are and what you want out of life.
Casia Hoyle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in trauma counseling. Casia works with those going through life transitions and anxiety as well as victims of crime, victims of sex trafficking, and survivors of physical or sexual abuse. Casia completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Trauma Studies at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. She is a sexual assault counselor and a trauma counselor. Casia’s wish is to help you gain a voice to your experiences so that you can be more connected to yourself and others. Maybe you are not sure who you really are and what you want out of life.
(610) 298-9412 View (610) 298-9412
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Kathryn Ann Stufflet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, CHC, AADP
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
True healing, spiritual growth, self awareness and creative potential lie beyond the four walls of a clinician's office. If you are looking for an integrative, innovative way to improve your connection to your Self, essence, innate wisdom and make deep connections, I can support and guide you with intuitive and authentic guidance. Whether this is your first time seeking support or you've had many years of experience, if you're ready for real personal evolvement, a refreshed approach and want to clear the ever present momentum and static that life offers and truly feel alignment - I am here to guide you.
True healing, spiritual growth, self awareness and creative potential lie beyond the four walls of a clinician's office. If you are looking for an integrative, innovative way to improve your connection to your Self, essence, innate wisdom and make deep connections, I can support and guide you with intuitive and authentic guidance. Whether this is your first time seeking support or you've had many years of experience, if you're ready for real personal evolvement, a refreshed approach and want to clear the ever present momentum and static that life offers and truly feel alignment - I am here to guide you.
(610) 285-7367 View (610) 285-7367
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Michele L. G. Christman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lawn, PA 19609
Life is often difficult and relationships complicated but I believe that we all have the strength and resilience inside ourselves to grow and change, leading to fulfillment and happiness. In my work over the last 15 years as a strength-based, systemic, solution-focused therapist, I have demonstrated a personal ability in creating strong theraputic relationships with my clients. In sessions, we will work through difficult emotions in an environment of hopefulness, safety and trust. I will engage and challenge you to learn to be reflective and insightful in order to build constructive relationships with yourself and with others.
Life is often difficult and relationships complicated but I believe that we all have the strength and resilience inside ourselves to grow and change, leading to fulfillment and happiness. In my work over the last 15 years as a strength-based, systemic, solution-focused therapist, I have demonstrated a personal ability in creating strong theraputic relationships with my clients. In sessions, we will work through difficult emotions in an environment of hopefulness, safety and trust. I will engage and challenge you to learn to be reflective and insightful in order to build constructive relationships with yourself and with others.
(610) 285-7009 View (610) 285-7009
Photo of Justin Arifaj, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lawn, PA
Justin Arifaj
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609  (Online Only)
You have the power to make change. My job is to help you make that happen. I offer a variety of services tailored to meet your needs including career counseling, coping skills, life changes, life coaching, martial and premartial counseling, parenting, relationships, academic and SEL for kids. I also enjoy working with groups to deliver dynamic professional development sessions and work with self-care. I can meet in person in our Wyomissing office, or by video. In person visits may optionally include taking a walk together as part of a coaching, therapy, or counseling session.
You have the power to make change. My job is to help you make that happen. I offer a variety of services tailored to meet your needs including career counseling, coping skills, life changes, life coaching, martial and premartial counseling, parenting, relationships, academic and SEL for kids. I also enjoy working with groups to deliver dynamic professional development sessions and work with self-care. I can meet in person in our Wyomissing office, or by video. In person visits may optionally include taking a walk together as part of a coaching, therapy, or counseling session.
(610) 772-8851 View (610) 772-8851
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Kelli A. Frey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC, NCC
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Weary of feeling stuck? Desire a breakthrough? Seeking Serenity in your life? Are you, or someone you love, struggling with Substance Use Disorder or a Mental Health concern? The ideal client will be open, honest, willing and committed to the therapeutic process by not giving up when things get difficult. We don’t know what we don’t know so an openness to learning, implementing new skills, and viewing circumstances from a different vantage point (focusing on things that we can control and letting go of things we cannot control) are all critical points of growth and strength.
Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Weary of feeling stuck? Desire a breakthrough? Seeking Serenity in your life? Are you, or someone you love, struggling with Substance Use Disorder or a Mental Health concern? The ideal client will be open, honest, willing and committed to the therapeutic process by not giving up when things get difficult. We don’t know what we don’t know so an openness to learning, implementing new skills, and viewing circumstances from a different vantage point (focusing on things that we can control and letting go of things we cannot control) are all critical points of growth and strength.
(610) 222-5923 View (610) 222-5923
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Cody L Minnich
MSW
1 Endorsed
West Lawn, PA 19609
Are you in search of a holistic approach to mental health that embraces the mind-body connection and empowers growth? Entering therapy is difficult. Finding a therapist that you feel safe with and can trust is important. The opportunity for change is waiting to be unlocked inside of you. Love and Acceptance is the essence of being. Listening to your needs, motivating change, and creating mind-body focused plans for growth is the mission. Developing self-empowerment skills that are transferable into making you the best version of yourself is the goal. Now is the time that you allow yourself to be the best version of you.
Are you in search of a holistic approach to mental health that embraces the mind-body connection and empowers growth? Entering therapy is difficult. Finding a therapist that you feel safe with and can trust is important. The opportunity for change is waiting to be unlocked inside of you. Love and Acceptance is the essence of being. Listening to your needs, motivating change, and creating mind-body focused plans for growth is the mission. Developing self-empowerment skills that are transferable into making you the best version of yourself is the goal. Now is the time that you allow yourself to be the best version of you.
(610) 426-1853 View (610) 426-1853
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William Harrison Kurtz III
Counselor, MSW, LSW
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
Change is never easy. There is an abundance of places to start and sometimes, it is places we have never been to or ever thought of exploring. The areas we need to explore are our history, family & friends, & environment. However, it is a firm belief that each & every person-no matter what they have done, felt, experienced, or believe about themselves, is capable of change & can commit to ways in which this change is lasting. Through a psychodynamic approach, I strive to work with clients to identify where their needs lie & where they may have started, along with taking a look at the path they are on or have taken before.
Change is never easy. There is an abundance of places to start and sometimes, it is places we have never been to or ever thought of exploring. The areas we need to explore are our history, family & friends, & environment. However, it is a firm belief that each & every person-no matter what they have done, felt, experienced, or believe about themselves, is capable of change & can commit to ways in which this change is lasting. Through a psychodynamic approach, I strive to work with clients to identify where their needs lie & where they may have started, along with taking a look at the path they are on or have taken before.
(610) 839-8615 View (610) 839-8615
Photo of Christine DiPrinzio Guerrero, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lawn, PA
Christine DiPrinzio Guerrero
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NBCC
Verified
West Lawn, PA 19609
Life is full of challenges and sometimes you need help to feel your best. I use a solution-focused approach that can result in rapid progress for depression, anxiety, adjustment problems, anger management, problem gambling, drug/alcohol, process addictions, codependency, DUI's, and Relationship/Marital issues. Hypnotherapy is available for in-person clients, and I can personalize it for almost any treatment issue, including anxiety, phobias, and smoking cessation. Call for more information. Evening hours available.
Life is full of challenges and sometimes you need help to feel your best. I use a solution-focused approach that can result in rapid progress for depression, anxiety, adjustment problems, anger management, problem gambling, drug/alcohol, process addictions, codependency, DUI's, and Relationship/Marital issues. Hypnotherapy is available for in-person clients, and I can personalize it for almost any treatment issue, including anxiety, phobias, and smoking cessation. Call for more information. Evening hours available.
(610) 810-1273 View (610) 810-1273
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Kahl Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Lawn, PA 19609  (Online Only)
Are you seeking counseling for general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and grief, or special challenges such as PTSD, hoarding & gender issues? We are experienced licensed professional counselors providing in-office and online psychotherapy for a variety of mental health concerns. Our counseling services are dynamic, client-centered and strength-based and we provide free in-office or telephone consultations to help you determine if we're appropriate to meet your counseling needs. Let us help you determine your counseling goals & then work together with you to help you meet those goals. FREE CONSULTS.
Are you seeking counseling for general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and grief, or special challenges such as PTSD, hoarding & gender issues? We are experienced licensed professional counselors providing in-office and online psychotherapy for a variety of mental health concerns. Our counseling services are dynamic, client-centered and strength-based and we provide free in-office or telephone consultations to help you determine if we're appropriate to meet your counseling needs. Let us help you determine your counseling goals & then work together with you to help you meet those goals. FREE CONSULTS.
(610) 422-3496 View (610) 422-3496

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Tara Elliot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified
Sinking Spring, PA 19608  (Online Only)
I strive to create a safe, supportive environment to explore many of life's difficulties including complex trauma, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship/attachment issues, self-esteem, chronic illness, phobias, loss & grief, mood disorders, & spiritual issues. Using an integrated approach, I incorporate different styles and techniques tailored to each individual's needs supporting the whole person with a mind-body-spirit approach. Working together, we increase self-awareness through the use of breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness as we facilitate the process of psychological & emotional healing.
I strive to create a safe, supportive environment to explore many of life's difficulties including complex trauma, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship/attachment issues, self-esteem, chronic illness, phobias, loss & grief, mood disorders, & spiritual issues. Using an integrated approach, I incorporate different styles and techniques tailored to each individual's needs supporting the whole person with a mind-body-spirit approach. Working together, we increase self-awareness through the use of breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness as we facilitate the process of psychological & emotional healing.
(610) 756-0896 View (610) 756-0896
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ACTS for Kids
Counselor, PsyD, LPC, CSP, ABSNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Happy New Year! We are now accepting clients. Looking for a clinician that specializes in treating & evaluating individuals (preschool through college-aged)? Choose ACTS for Kids! Were are a privately owned & evidenced-based practice (use therapy proven effective; i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). We have 2 convenient Locations; Wyomissing (Berks) & Mannheim Township (Lancaster). We want success for your child's cognitive & emotional wellness. If your child, teen or young adult is experiencing stress, anxiety, emotional/relationship difficulties call today. We specialize in Counseling, Testing & Neurofeedback. Call now for 2024!
Happy New Year! We are now accepting clients. Looking for a clinician that specializes in treating & evaluating individuals (preschool through college-aged)? Choose ACTS for Kids! Were are a privately owned & evidenced-based practice (use therapy proven effective; i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). We have 2 convenient Locations; Wyomissing (Berks) & Mannheim Township (Lancaster). We want success for your child's cognitive & emotional wellness. If your child, teen or young adult is experiencing stress, anxiety, emotional/relationship difficulties call today. We specialize in Counseling, Testing & Neurofeedback. Call now for 2024!
(484) 987-7116 View (484) 987-7116
Photo of Kailey Esterly, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lawn, PA
Kailey Esterly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19609
I enjoy working with clients that are motivated and driven to work towards being the best version of themselves that they can be. I encourage my clients to be aware that the process of counseling and improving yourself requires work both in sessions and in their daily life and help to provide them tools to use in all areas of their lives. I believe that communication is key to all relationships and like to help individuals learn ways to verbalize their feelings, needs, and wants to others as well as setting boundaries.
I enjoy working with clients that are motivated and driven to work towards being the best version of themselves that they can be. I encourage my clients to be aware that the process of counseling and improving yourself requires work both in sessions and in their daily life and help to provide them tools to use in all areas of their lives. I believe that communication is key to all relationships and like to help individuals learn ways to verbalize their feelings, needs, and wants to others as well as setting boundaries.
(610) 510-8695 View (610) 510-8695
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Alberto Figueroa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Wyomissing, PA 19610  (Online Only)
Dr. Alberto Figueroa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, CFT) and a Certified Family Therapist with more than 17 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, chronic stress, couples issues, family conflict, and more. He earned his Master's degree in Clinical Counseling and went on to earn a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Northcentral University. Additionally, he studied structural family therapy to understand people's interconnectedness.
Dr. Alberto Figueroa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, CFT) and a Certified Family Therapist with more than 17 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, chronic stress, couples issues, family conflict, and more. He earned his Master's degree in Clinical Counseling and went on to earn a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Northcentral University. Additionally, he studied structural family therapy to understand people's interconnectedness.
(610) 379-1926 View (610) 379-1926
Photo of Michelle Dorshimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lawn, PA
Michelle Dorshimer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CGP, CSAM
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Therapy can be intimating, Michelle is able to provide a safe space by also having fun with a serene approach. Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Kutztown University. She has broad knowledge of community based mental health, utilizing community support specific to a client’s needs. She brings expertise from school-based and outpatient settings. She is skilled in working with all ages, but specializes in working with adolescents and adults as they navigate through new life transitions, anger, mood disturbances, and challenges.
Therapy can be intimating, Michelle is able to provide a safe space by also having fun with a serene approach. Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Kutztown University. She has broad knowledge of community based mental health, utilizing community support specific to a client’s needs. She brings expertise from school-based and outpatient settings. She is skilled in working with all ages, but specializes in working with adolescents and adults as they navigate through new life transitions, anger, mood disturbances, and challenges.
(610) 298-9442 View (610) 298-9442
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Tarynn Meier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CDBT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
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Tarynn Meier, Chief Operating Officer of Everlasting Wellness LLC and Therapist, has been an active member in good standing with the American Counseling Association since 2010. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy provider. Additionally, she has intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contingency Management, Motivational Interviewing, and treatment of Mental Health issues inclusive of process (aka behavioral) addictions.
Tarynn Meier, Chief Operating Officer of Everlasting Wellness LLC and Therapist, has been an active member in good standing with the American Counseling Association since 2010. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy provider. Additionally, she has intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contingency Management, Motivational Interviewing, and treatment of Mental Health issues inclusive of process (aka behavioral) addictions.
(610) 890-9612 View (610) 890-9612
Photo of Leanna Hassler, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lawn, PA
Leanna Hassler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Leanna Hassler is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 6 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents, young adults, and adults explore their unique challenges, adapt to changes in life, and thrive as their true self. Leanna's counseling specialties include treating depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, women's issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and relationship/family issues. Leanna completed her Master's degree in Clinical Counseling at Alvernia University. She has worked in family based services, community health, and private practice.
Leanna Hassler is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 6 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents, young adults, and adults explore their unique challenges, adapt to changes in life, and thrive as their true self. Leanna's counseling specialties include treating depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, women's issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and relationship/family issues. Leanna completed her Master's degree in Clinical Counseling at Alvernia University. She has worked in family based services, community health, and private practice.
(610) 890-6258 View (610) 890-6258

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Number of Therapists in West Lawn, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in West Lawn, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
85% Stress
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Anger Management
77% Self Esteem
69% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Highmark
100% Capital Blue Cross
90% Aetna

How Therapists in West Lawn, PA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
36% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Lawn?

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.