Therapists in Cleveland, TN

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Chloe Madewell
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT-I, AAMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37312
Many people searching for a therapist have tried different strategies to manage on their own, and have started to feel stuck or hopeless. You may have been told that you shouldn’t feel this way, that you should just get over it. It can seem like you work harder than everyone else just to function, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and disconnected. This is common, but it doesn’t need to be this way forever. I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety that is distressing and interfering with life, as well as couples who are dealing with tension and strain in the relationship.
Many people searching for a therapist have tried different strategies to manage on their own, and have started to feel stuck or hopeless. You may have been told that you shouldn’t feel this way, that you should just get over it. It can seem like you work harder than everyone else just to function, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and disconnected. This is common, but it doesn’t need to be this way forever. I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety that is distressing and interfering with life, as well as couples who are dealing with tension and strain in the relationship.
(423) 250-3312 View (423) 250-3312
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Charidith Fuller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT-I, AAMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37311
You are doing a brave thing. Anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can play a role in keeping us from seeking help outside of our known comfort zone. But there is help available, and hope for a better life. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, and trauma and PTSD symptoms. We may cope in ways that work in the moment, but come back in the form of panic attacks, isolation, fatigue, lack of focus, appetite changes, difficulty staying motivated, and feeling constantly on edge or numb. If anxiety is hindering your quality of life, or your depression is too heavy to carry alone, welcome. This is a safe place to unpack these.
You are doing a brave thing. Anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can play a role in keeping us from seeking help outside of our known comfort zone. But there is help available, and hope for a better life. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, and trauma and PTSD symptoms. We may cope in ways that work in the moment, but come back in the form of panic attacks, isolation, fatigue, lack of focus, appetite changes, difficulty staying motivated, and feeling constantly on edge or numb. If anxiety is hindering your quality of life, or your depression is too heavy to carry alone, welcome. This is a safe place to unpack these.
(423) 205-0988 View (423) 205-0988
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Lauren Finch
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT-I, AAMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37312
Connection to ourselves and others gives us a sense of who we are. Feeling disconnected from ourselves can inhibit our intimacy with others. When we take relational risks, shame often lurks in the dark telling us to remain alone would be better - but I want to offer you and your relationships hope that it does not have to always be this way. If you are ready for the hard work, there is hope for you and your relationships.
Connection to ourselves and others gives us a sense of who we are. Feeling disconnected from ourselves can inhibit our intimacy with others. When we take relational risks, shame often lurks in the dark telling us to remain alone would be better - but I want to offer you and your relationships hope that it does not have to always be this way. If you are ready for the hard work, there is hope for you and your relationships.
(423) 454-3969 View (423) 454-3969
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Cleveland Counseling & Mental Health
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37311
Currently accepting new child, adolescent, and family therapy clients. If your child is struggling in school, your family is experiencing separation/divorce, or your family needs someone to talk to, therapist on staff Hannah Sexton is a skillfully trained child and family therapist. She specializes working with emotional disturbances, anxiety, family conflict, behavioral issues, trauma, depression, separation/divorce, and more. Humans face issues all throughout life, but kids face exceptional challenges with differing stages of mental and physical development. We are here to help. You do not have to navigate this alone.
Currently accepting new child, adolescent, and family therapy clients. If your child is struggling in school, your family is experiencing separation/divorce, or your family needs someone to talk to, therapist on staff Hannah Sexton is a skillfully trained child and family therapist. She specializes working with emotional disturbances, anxiety, family conflict, behavioral issues, trauma, depression, separation/divorce, and more. Humans face issues all throughout life, but kids face exceptional challenges with differing stages of mental and physical development. We are here to help. You do not have to navigate this alone.
(423) 594-1917 View (423) 594-1917
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Jessica Culpepper Baird
Counselor, MS
Cleveland, TN 37312  (Online Only)
I have a Masters in counseling and my goal in life is to help people heal and become whole.
I have a Masters in counseling and my goal in life is to help people heal and become whole.
(423) 561-3639 View (423) 561-3639
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Heal and Hope Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MFT, LPC, CTMH, CCTP
Verified
Cleveland, TN 37312
We are more than a business, we are a ministry to any who come to us in need for help. We have multiple counselors: Glyndora Condon MS MFT LPC CTMH, CCTP EMDRIA ACS: specializing in behavioral, relational (marriage, couple, children, friendships) emotional, trauma, anger, autism, domestic violence, life transitions, dissociative, addictions, and provides certified classes for DV, Anger, A&D, and Parenting; also Kelly Brownlow, MS SW, who specializes Family/Children/Adolescent and behavioral issues. Amanda Teague MSW, trauma and DID; Lakita Quarles, LME; Family, adolescents, A&D issues. Cierra Cannaly MFT-Child and adult, multi-issue
We are more than a business, we are a ministry to any who come to us in need for help. We have multiple counselors: Glyndora Condon MS MFT LPC CTMH, CCTP EMDRIA ACS: specializing in behavioral, relational (marriage, couple, children, friendships) emotional, trauma, anger, autism, domestic violence, life transitions, dissociative, addictions, and provides certified classes for DV, Anger, A&D, and Parenting; also Kelly Brownlow, MS SW, who specializes Family/Children/Adolescent and behavioral issues. Amanda Teague MSW, trauma and DID; Lakita Quarles, LME; Family, adolescents, A&D issues. Cierra Cannaly MFT-Child and adult, multi-issue
(423) 380-0204 View (423) 380-0204
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Joshua Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFTI, MS, AAMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37311
The couples and individuals I work with come to therapy feeling isolated, undervalued, and unheard. If you are tired of not feeling good enough, ashamed, or angry, my hope is to help you rediscover what love means, heal your connection within yourself and each other, and create a new chapter of your story. I practice with couples and individuals from a client-focused perspective of unconditional acceptance- no matter what you bring to therapy, it has a place. I have hope that we can discover the tools together to process, heal, and journey forward finding the version of yourself that you want to be.
The couples and individuals I work with come to therapy feeling isolated, undervalued, and unheard. If you are tired of not feeling good enough, ashamed, or angry, my hope is to help you rediscover what love means, heal your connection within yourself and each other, and create a new chapter of your story. I practice with couples and individuals from a client-focused perspective of unconditional acceptance- no matter what you bring to therapy, it has a place. I have hope that we can discover the tools together to process, heal, and journey forward finding the version of yourself that you want to be.
(423) 295-7633 View (423) 295-7633
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Glyndora Spring Condon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MFT, LPC, CTMH, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37312
I have been helping others: Special needs, Relational, Behavioral, A&D, Elderly, and Children as a C.N.A., Foster mother, Care giver, Activity Director, and as a Therapist during my adult life. I have 10 grandchildren, and 4 are special needs children. I have several years experience providing Couples/Marriage, Family, and Behavioral and Mental therapy; and am eclectic in my use of modalities. I am an author with Good News and multiple other psychology sites. Heal and Hope Counseling Services, LLC have 3-5 counselors of diverse backgrounds, cultures, languages, and specialties!!! We provide in office and Telehealth for our clients!
I have been helping others: Special needs, Relational, Behavioral, A&D, Elderly, and Children as a C.N.A., Foster mother, Care giver, Activity Director, and as a Therapist during my adult life. I have 10 grandchildren, and 4 are special needs children. I have several years experience providing Couples/Marriage, Family, and Behavioral and Mental therapy; and am eclectic in my use of modalities. I am an author with Good News and multiple other psychology sites. Heal and Hope Counseling Services, LLC have 3-5 counselors of diverse backgrounds, cultures, languages, and specialties!!! We provide in office and Telehealth for our clients!
(423) 525-8538 View (423) 525-8538
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Crystal Fawley
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT
2 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37311
Choosing to pursue therapy is courageous. Life throws curve balls, often forcing us to face challenges which seem impossible to navigate. Obstacles such as trauma, infidelity, life transitions (birth, divorce, facing an empty nest, etc.), anxiety, or depression, can feel daunting. I am privileged to hear your story and I am honored to sit with you as we sort through your specific situation and move toward healing.
Choosing to pursue therapy is courageous. Life throws curve balls, often forcing us to face challenges which seem impossible to navigate. Obstacles such as trauma, infidelity, life transitions (birth, divorce, facing an empty nest, etc.), anxiety, or depression, can feel daunting. I am privileged to hear your story and I am honored to sit with you as we sort through your specific situation and move toward healing.
(423) 401-6750 View (423) 401-6750
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Anchor Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Cleveland, TN 37312
Waitlist for new clients
My passion for working with individuals (children, adolescents, and adults of all ages) is rooted in my faith in God. I utilize skills, tools, and techniques in a modern "human to human" approach to help my clients find their hope and passion for life. Whether you have abuse & trauma, anxiety, ADHD, child and adolescent issues, depression, divorce recovery, mood disorder, eating disorder, addiction or substance use, grief & loss, parenting struggles, self-esteem, or social skills, assisting you in finding hope, I consider a divine appointment.
My passion for working with individuals (children, adolescents, and adults of all ages) is rooted in my faith in God. I utilize skills, tools, and techniques in a modern "human to human" approach to help my clients find their hope and passion for life. Whether you have abuse & trauma, anxiety, ADHD, child and adolescent issues, depression, divorce recovery, mood disorder, eating disorder, addiction or substance use, grief & loss, parenting struggles, self-esteem, or social skills, assisting you in finding hope, I consider a divine appointment.
(423) 375-8676 View (423) 375-8676
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Daneille Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37312
Life’s challenges and breached relationships often leave us feeling weighed down. Layers of experiences leave us wondering if there is potential to feel something other than “stuck” or “lost”. It is easily overwhelming to wade through relational issues, life transitions or traumatic experiences. My hope and focus is to provide a safe environment that empowers you to a place of knowing that you already have the tools needed to begin to lift the weight. I collaborate with clients with a peaceful, authentic, and nonjudgmental approach as we seek to journey through these numerous concerns.
Life’s challenges and breached relationships often leave us feeling weighed down. Layers of experiences leave us wondering if there is potential to feel something other than “stuck” or “lost”. It is easily overwhelming to wade through relational issues, life transitions or traumatic experiences. My hope and focus is to provide a safe environment that empowers you to a place of knowing that you already have the tools needed to begin to lift the weight. I collaborate with clients with a peaceful, authentic, and nonjudgmental approach as we seek to journey through these numerous concerns.
(423) 380-1403 View (423) 380-1403
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Candice Milligan
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MHSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37311
Not accepting new clients
Young children experience many of the same emotions adults do. However, Children have a hard time communicating and expressing their feelings due to not understanding how or why they feel the way they do. Having an emotional vocabulary and finding solutions to dealing with these emotions are goals that can be used throughout Counseling. Children and adolescents need a place to be able to express themselves, understand why they feel the way they do. Candice has training and experience in working with children and adolescents ages 5-18 with anxiety, anger, trauma, divorce, depression, behavioral issues.
Young children experience many of the same emotions adults do. However, Children have a hard time communicating and expressing their feelings due to not understanding how or why they feel the way they do. Having an emotional vocabulary and finding solutions to dealing with these emotions are goals that can be used throughout Counseling. Children and adolescents need a place to be able to express themselves, understand why they feel the way they do. Candice has training and experience in working with children and adolescents ages 5-18 with anxiety, anger, trauma, divorce, depression, behavioral issues.
(423) 380-0703 View (423) 380-0703
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Hanna Marino
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT-I, AAMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37311
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am so glad you're here! I work with LGBTQ+, Couples, Individuals & Families through a variety of life hardships. If you’re dealing with Trauma/PTSD, religious trauma, spirituality issues, communication, life transitions, conflict, sexual concerns, sexuality, anxiety, anger, teenage struggles, self-esteem/identity, or any other issues, you deserve a safe space to process through them. When you come to my office you will not simply get a trained professional, but a human who feels deeply with other humans. "Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be another human soul". - Carl Jung.
Hello! I am so glad you're here! I work with LGBTQ+, Couples, Individuals & Families through a variety of life hardships. If you’re dealing with Trauma/PTSD, religious trauma, spirituality issues, communication, life transitions, conflict, sexual concerns, sexuality, anxiety, anger, teenage struggles, self-esteem/identity, or any other issues, you deserve a safe space to process through them. When you come to my office you will not simply get a trained professional, but a human who feels deeply with other humans. "Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be another human soul". - Carl Jung.
(423) 919-9397 View (423) 919-9397
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Andrea Chase
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, ESQ
Verified
Cleveland, TN 37311
Andrea is the co-founder & co-executive director of Solomon Family Solutions, a nonprofit child & family welfare agency. She is passionate about helping parents & children overcome & heal from abuse while navigating the court system. Andrea is a TN licensed professional counselor with a mental health services provider designation, a licensed CA Attorney and was a fellow at Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP). Andrea is a doctoral candidate pursuing her PhD in Forensic Psychology with an emphasis in Victimology. Her dissertation focuses on biological fathers that murder their children during divorce & child custody disputes.
Andrea is the co-founder & co-executive director of Solomon Family Solutions, a nonprofit child & family welfare agency. She is passionate about helping parents & children overcome & heal from abuse while navigating the court system. Andrea is a TN licensed professional counselor with a mental health services provider designation, a licensed CA Attorney and was a fellow at Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP). Andrea is a doctoral candidate pursuing her PhD in Forensic Psychology with an emphasis in Victimology. Her dissertation focuses on biological fathers that murder their children during divorce & child custody disputes.
(423) 205-6745 View (423) 205-6745
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Ivorie Mayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37312
As a therapist with nine years of experience working with families and children; I currently am a Therapist at Divergent Roads Counseling. My mission is to lead you toward peace, ensuring you feel heard and understood. With a focus on children, I've spent the past five years addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Let's equip you with the skills to confidently navigate life's challenges. Taking this significant step towards therapy is crucial, and I'm here to support you. I accept self-pay clients, and for insurance inquiries, please call to check eligibility. Excited to assist you on your journey.
As a therapist with nine years of experience working with families and children; I currently am a Therapist at Divergent Roads Counseling. My mission is to lead you toward peace, ensuring you feel heard and understood. With a focus on children, I've spent the past five years addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Let's equip you with the skills to confidently navigate life's challenges. Taking this significant step towards therapy is crucial, and I'm here to support you. I accept self-pay clients, and for insurance inquiries, please call to check eligibility. Excited to assist you on your journey.
(423) 460-8966 View (423) 460-8966
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Making Changes Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37312
"Many times in life we are faced with challenges that we did not expect or even see coming. We may not have the personal experience or the background to know how to handle or cope with the situation. It may involve a life change or a lot of emotional pain. We may feel that our life will never be the same. We may not know what the next move needs to be. Maybe we just need an environment where we can work through the emotional pain. Maybe it is time to get a new direction in life.
"Many times in life we are faced with challenges that we did not expect or even see coming. We may not have the personal experience or the background to know how to handle or cope with the situation. It may involve a life change or a lot of emotional pain. We may feel that our life will never be the same. We may not know what the next move needs to be. Maybe we just need an environment where we can work through the emotional pain. Maybe it is time to get a new direction in life.
(423) 301-5182 View (423) 301-5182
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Kirstee Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT
Verified
Cleveland, TN 37311
Waitlist for new clients
Hope, healing and a future are possible. As a couples relationship expert, I specialize in the complex issues of sexual wellness and trauma resolution. I treat a wide range of sexual health concerns from performance anxiety, to infertility, painful sex and affair recovery. I also specialize in complex trauma resolution utilizing EMDR. In particular weight management issues that stem from childhood sexual abuse. Each situation is unique and together we will create a treatment plan that works for you.
Hope, healing and a future are possible. As a couples relationship expert, I specialize in the complex issues of sexual wellness and trauma resolution. I treat a wide range of sexual health concerns from performance anxiety, to infertility, painful sex and affair recovery. I also specialize in complex trauma resolution utilizing EMDR. In particular weight management issues that stem from childhood sexual abuse. Each situation is unique and together we will create a treatment plan that works for you.
(423) 393-2591 View (423) 393-2591
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Alicia Boggess
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT-I
Verified
4 Endorsed
Cleveland, TN 37311
As your therapist, my goal will be to build a trusting relationship that allows you to feel safe, heard, seen, and valued so that you have the confidence to take steps towards your individual and relational growth. We will work together to identify the barriers that have left you feeling stuck and disconnected from yourself and others, and seek to create avenues for healthy and fulfilling relationships.
As your therapist, my goal will be to build a trusting relationship that allows you to feel safe, heard, seen, and valued so that you have the confidence to take steps towards your individual and relational growth. We will work together to identify the barriers that have left you feeling stuck and disconnected from yourself and others, and seek to create avenues for healthy and fulfilling relationships.
(423) 454-3722 View (423) 454-3722
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Nona Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Cleveland, TN 37312
Nona Kelly is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist (LMFT) with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector. Nona enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families who are wanting a healthier life. She has extensive experience treating many issues and diagnoses, including depression and anxiety, women’s issues, family issues, addiction, and life transitions. Nona completed her master’s degree at Loma Linda University and is licensed both in California and Tennessee.
Nona Kelly is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist (LMFT) with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector. Nona enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families who are wanting a healthier life. She has extensive experience treating many issues and diagnoses, including depression and anxiety, women’s issues, family issues, addiction, and life transitions. Nona completed her master’s degree at Loma Linda University and is licensed both in California and Tennessee.
(423) 380-1893 View (423) 380-1893
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Katherine Gladu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, BACC, BSBA
Verified
Cleveland, TN 37311
No matter how much effort you put forth in your significant relationships, the message you want them to receive, seems lost in the confusion of misunderstandings. You want to love and be loved, but you continue to feel alone and sometimes devalued. What is their problem --or your's? How can you connect in healthy ways and maintain your own personal values and goals? As your mind continues to repeat memories of failed attempts to fix what has gone wrong, you don't know where to turn for real help. Everyone seems to have an answer, but no one sees the whole picture. There are times when an objective listener is the best option.
No matter how much effort you put forth in your significant relationships, the message you want them to receive, seems lost in the confusion of misunderstandings. You want to love and be loved, but you continue to feel alone and sometimes devalued. What is their problem --or your's? How can you connect in healthy ways and maintain your own personal values and goals? As your mind continues to repeat memories of failed attempts to fix what has gone wrong, you don't know where to turn for real help. Everyone seems to have an answer, but no one sees the whole picture. There are times when an objective listener is the best option.
(423) 250-3154 View (423) 250-3154

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cleveland, TN

100+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Cleveland, TN who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
79% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
72% Stress
67% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Cigna and Evernorth
66% Aetna
55% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Cleveland, TN see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cleveland?

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.