Therapists in Gallatin, TN

Photo of Esther Chelladurai @ Tennessee Mental Wellness, MS, LPCMHSP, LADAC 2, Licensed Professional Counselor
Esther Chelladurai @ Tennessee Mental Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCMHSP, LADAC 2
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
My joy is helping motivated clients heal and grow! I resonate with Psychologist William James: "The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." Someone once asked me what percent of my clients experience progress. After some reflection, I was in awe, as the answer was "all of them who desire change." I motivate and walk with anyone who is open to revolutionizing their life. Together, we identify support systems, engage family members, and promote a trust-based relational solution.
My joy is helping motivated clients heal and grow! I resonate with Psychologist William James: "The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." Someone once asked me what percent of my clients experience progress. After some reflection, I was in awe, as the answer was "all of them who desire change." I motivate and walk with anyone who is open to revolutionizing their life. Together, we identify support systems, engage family members, and promote a trust-based relational solution.
(615) 813-3243 View (615) 813-3243
Photo of Lacey D Carmack, LPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Lacey D Carmack
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
I am incredibly honored to work with each and every client, not just in my own journey as a student intern, but in the life journeys of every individual I serve. I wish to see each client experiencing life to the fullest, regardless of the obstacles that inevitably occur along the way. We each have strengths and skills to carry us through, and it is my passion to help each client through that process. Sometimes life throws things at us that leave us shaken and confused, but even then, we can and will persevere.
I am incredibly honored to work with each and every client, not just in my own journey as a student intern, but in the life journeys of every individual I serve. I wish to see each client experiencing life to the fullest, regardless of the obstacles that inevitably occur along the way. We each have strengths and skills to carry us through, and it is my passion to help each client through that process. Sometimes life throws things at us that leave us shaken and confused, but even then, we can and will persevere.
(615) 219-2662 View (615) 219-2662
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Heather M Harper
Pre-Licensed Professional, M Ed
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
I am a child therapist! I love working with kids and their families to navigate life's transitions, stressors and adjustments. My ideal client is as young as 5 years old and as old as 15. Our experiences in life can often shape who we are but they do not have to define us. My clients often struggle with adjustment, anxiety, depression, trouble communicating their feelings and navigating stressors. I work with clients and their families to promote healthy coping strategies and build stronger connections and ultimately understanding.
I am a child therapist! I love working with kids and their families to navigate life's transitions, stressors and adjustments. My ideal client is as young as 5 years old and as old as 15. Our experiences in life can often shape who we are but they do not have to define us. My clients often struggle with adjustment, anxiety, depression, trouble communicating their feelings and navigating stressors. I work with clients and their families to promote healthy coping strategies and build stronger connections and ultimately understanding.
(615) 576-3627 View (615) 576-3627
Photo of Scott McDougal, LPC, MHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Scott McDougal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
You feel different than others and there’s so much going on inside. Perhaps your thoughts and emotions are just too much. The people, places and activities that may have been fulfilling and safe in the past, are now what you would prefer to avoid. Others appear happy, but that same happiness feels beyond your reach. Maybe you recognize the need for some change, but enacting change seems impossible. Are you ready for your mind and body to be at peace in this chaotic world and to find your true self again? It is possible to access the wonder and creative energy of youth and to have a new understanding of your life.
You feel different than others and there’s so much going on inside. Perhaps your thoughts and emotions are just too much. The people, places and activities that may have been fulfilling and safe in the past, are now what you would prefer to avoid. Others appear happy, but that same happiness feels beyond your reach. Maybe you recognize the need for some change, but enacting change seems impossible. Are you ready for your mind and body to be at peace in this chaotic world and to find your true self again? It is possible to access the wonder and creative energy of youth and to have a new understanding of your life.
(615) 422-4615 View (615) 422-4615
Photo of Ben Roberts, DMin, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ben Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066  (Online Only)
Couples come to me to heal from challenges such as infidelity, poor communication with spouse, and loss of intimacy. They seek to regain closeness with their significant others and rebuild their families. Some clients seek tools to help manage feelings of anxiety and depression individually. With over 30+years of experience I want to be helpful for you, your marriage, and your family. The majority of people I serve include: Couples, Veterans, and individuals dealing with feelings of anxiety and depression.
Couples come to me to heal from challenges such as infidelity, poor communication with spouse, and loss of intimacy. They seek to regain closeness with their significant others and rebuild their families. Some clients seek tools to help manage feelings of anxiety and depression individually. With over 30+years of experience I want to be helpful for you, your marriage, and your family. The majority of people I serve include: Couples, Veterans, and individuals dealing with feelings of anxiety and depression.
(615) 570-4218 View (615) 570-4218
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Lucy Sweeney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Waitlist for new clients
You are taking a positive step by researching therapists to find one who will be a good match. Therapy is a collaborative process, so it's important to find a qualified therapist who will also be compatible. If you contact me, we would first talk on the phone, and if that seems promising, meet for an initial consultation. We would discuss more in depth your concerns, your goals, and then develop a therapy plan together, suited to your situation. I will select the interventions that will be most helpful, give you feedback, and try to facilitate open communication.
You are taking a positive step by researching therapists to find one who will be a good match. Therapy is a collaborative process, so it's important to find a qualified therapist who will also be compatible. If you contact me, we would first talk on the phone, and if that seems promising, meet for an initial consultation. We would discuss more in depth your concerns, your goals, and then develop a therapy plan together, suited to your situation. I will select the interventions that will be most helpful, give you feedback, and try to facilitate open communication.
(615) 538-0046 View (615) 538-0046
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Jason Holland
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Conversations have the power to heal. I’ve witnessed that time and time again. As a wellness and life transition coach, my primary goal is to develop a strong relationship with my clients and create a supportive environment where they can feel safe to explore their deepest concerns. My approach to coaching is guided by the belief that no matter how much you might feel like you’re stuck in a box or confined to only one path in life, there’s always another way. But sometimes it takes a good guide to steer you in the right direction. That’s where I come in.
Conversations have the power to heal. I’ve witnessed that time and time again. As a wellness and life transition coach, my primary goal is to develop a strong relationship with my clients and create a supportive environment where they can feel safe to explore their deepest concerns. My approach to coaching is guided by the belief that no matter how much you might feel like you’re stuck in a box or confined to only one path in life, there’s always another way. But sometimes it takes a good guide to steer you in the right direction. That’s where I come in.
(615) 551-5330 View (615) 551-5330
Photo of Emily Runyan @ Tennessee Mental Wellness, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Emily Runyan @ Tennessee Mental Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
There are times in life when we simply feel "stuck". Despite how bleak things may seem, there is always reason to hope for change. As a strengths-based therapist, I assume my clients are caring and capable. My purposeful questions and Brainspotting techniques help clients connect with their best selves, allowing them to unlock solutions to the challenges they face. I work with adults, couples and teens around such challenges as: psychological barriers to healthy lifestyles, relationship difficulties, infidelity & divorce, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, impulsive behavior, binge eating, weight loss, and chronic pain.
There are times in life when we simply feel "stuck". Despite how bleak things may seem, there is always reason to hope for change. As a strengths-based therapist, I assume my clients are caring and capable. My purposeful questions and Brainspotting techniques help clients connect with their best selves, allowing them to unlock solutions to the challenges they face. I work with adults, couples and teens around such challenges as: psychological barriers to healthy lifestyles, relationship difficulties, infidelity & divorce, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, impulsive behavior, binge eating, weight loss, and chronic pain.
(615) 502-4098 View (615) 502-4098
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Phyllis Ann Foley
Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phyllis A Foley Counseling provides help and hope for the hurting. I have 30 years experience in counseling and 26 years as a Psychology Professor and Dean. I have been married for 46 years and have three adult children including fraternal twins. I have a granddaughter and grandson who help me stay current when working with children. I focus on empowering individuals to take control of their lives. Occasionally, each of us just needs an objective listening ear who provides insight on all the options available to us and can assist us to re-frame our situations.
Phyllis A Foley Counseling provides help and hope for the hurting. I have 30 years experience in counseling and 26 years as a Psychology Professor and Dean. I have been married for 46 years and have three adult children including fraternal twins. I have a granddaughter and grandson who help me stay current when working with children. I focus on empowering individuals to take control of their lives. Occasionally, each of us just needs an objective listening ear who provides insight on all the options available to us and can assist us to re-frame our situations.
(615) 358-5960 View (615) 358-5960
Photo of Keenan Pasztor, MS, Pre-Licensed Professional
Keenan Pasztor
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066  (Online Only)
Being a teenager is HARD! Adolescence is a pivotal time filled with growth, challenges, and profound transformations. I am dedicated to helping young people navigate this complex period, offering a safe and supportive environment where they can explore their identities, manage stress, and develop healthy coping strategies.
Being a teenager is HARD! Adolescence is a pivotal time filled with growth, challenges, and profound transformations. I am dedicated to helping young people navigate this complex period, offering a safe and supportive environment where they can explore their identities, manage stress, and develop healthy coping strategies.
(615) 471-6793 View (615) 471-6793
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Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center is an Elite Integrative Private Practice in Gallatin, TN and Virtual service. Serenity Offers Message Therapy, YOGA, Meditation Classes and much more for holistic healing. We are accepting new clients with insurance for only a few of our counselors and self pay. We are Conflict Resolution Specialist for Family Law/Juvinile/Criminal Courts and Reunification Specialist helping families find solutions. Our providers for COURT matters DO NOT accept insurance. If you find a counselor you like and they do NOT accept insurance we do provide a superbill for reimbursement and also have interns.
Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center is an Elite Integrative Private Practice in Gallatin, TN and Virtual service. Serenity Offers Message Therapy, YOGA, Meditation Classes and much more for holistic healing. We are accepting new clients with insurance for only a few of our counselors and self pay. We are Conflict Resolution Specialist for Family Law/Juvinile/Criminal Courts and Reunification Specialist helping families find solutions. Our providers for COURT matters DO NOT accept insurance. If you find a counselor you like and they do NOT accept insurance we do provide a superbill for reimbursement and also have interns.
(615) 551-5281 View (615) 551-5281
Photo of Ben Roberts, LPC, MHSP, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ben Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
Many of my clients are young professionals who are seeking assistance managing emotions and dealing with change. This can involve: helping professionals navigate feelings of "imposture syndrome", understanding self apart from family, or assisting young professional manage feelings of stress, anxiety, or loneliness. Many clients like to involve their faith in session, while utilizing evidence based practices. I have experience working with many different age groups and backgrounds in many different settings. The majority of the people I serve include: Young Professionals, Men, and People of Faith.
Many of my clients are young professionals who are seeking assistance managing emotions and dealing with change. This can involve: helping professionals navigate feelings of "imposture syndrome", understanding self apart from family, or assisting young professional manage feelings of stress, anxiety, or loneliness. Many clients like to involve their faith in session, while utilizing evidence based practices. I have experience working with many different age groups and backgrounds in many different settings. The majority of the people I serve include: Young Professionals, Men, and People of Faith.
(615) 502-4942 View (615) 502-4942
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Keiara Marsh-Cartwright @ Tennessee Mental Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
Feeling stuck? If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or stuck in negative relationship patterns, I can help! I specialize in empowering perfectionist, overachieving women learn self-acceptance and resilience. I help postpartum women heal emotionally. I help anxious teens navigate life's challenges, fostering growth and healing. Additionally, I help couples reignite intimacy and communication, fostering stronger connections and happier relationships. Through evidence-based techniques and a non-judgmental space, I help clients thrive!
Feeling stuck? If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or stuck in negative relationship patterns, I can help! I specialize in empowering perfectionist, overachieving women learn self-acceptance and resilience. I help postpartum women heal emotionally. I help anxious teens navigate life's challenges, fostering growth and healing. Additionally, I help couples reignite intimacy and communication, fostering stronger connections and happier relationships. Through evidence-based techniques and a non-judgmental space, I help clients thrive!
(615) 219-2654 View (615) 219-2654
Photo of Trey Manor @ Tennessee Mental Wellness, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Trey Manor @ Tennessee Mental Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
Hello - my name is Trey Manor. I help couples and individuals understand and express themselves and their experiences. Our culture doesn't really teach us how to verbalize what we want, need, or fear. Often times, we seek out ways to avoid or numb out those difficult, painful, confusing, or overwhelming emotions and memories. I get to help couples, individuals, military and first responders figure out and verbalize their inner turmoil. I work with individuals seeking to understand and express their emotions or recover from traumatic event(s). I also specialize in couples who are seeking greater communication and connection skills.
Hello - my name is Trey Manor. I help couples and individuals understand and express themselves and their experiences. Our culture doesn't really teach us how to verbalize what we want, need, or fear. Often times, we seek out ways to avoid or numb out those difficult, painful, confusing, or overwhelming emotions and memories. I get to help couples, individuals, military and first responders figure out and verbalize their inner turmoil. I work with individuals seeking to understand and express their emotions or recover from traumatic event(s). I also specialize in couples who are seeking greater communication and connection skills.
(615) 471-6224 View (615) 471-6224
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Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFT, LPC, CLC, Interns
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Serenity Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential opportunity for people to experience victory over life's difficulties by using counseling framework and an environment for counselors and counselors in training. Serenity Counseling Center was established in 2007. It's our purpose of Serenity to equip individuals, couples, and families with coping skills for life's issues that are consistent. Serenity Counseling Center is staffed by master's level practitioners from every discipline, including marriage and family, divorce mediation, life coaching substance abuse, and therapy. You can see intern if no insurance or low fee needs
Serenity Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential opportunity for people to experience victory over life's difficulties by using counseling framework and an environment for counselors and counselors in training. Serenity Counseling Center was established in 2007. It's our purpose of Serenity to equip individuals, couples, and families with coping skills for life's issues that are consistent. Serenity Counseling Center is staffed by master's level practitioners from every discipline, including marriage and family, divorce mediation, life coaching substance abuse, and therapy. You can see intern if no insurance or low fee needs
(629) 302-1426 View (629) 302-1426
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Tim D Lynch
Psychologist, PhD, DCEP, LLC
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
We are all on a challenging journey with COVID-19 + Traumas. Many clients seek short term relevant therapy for anxiety, career, life issues with loss of direction, sadness, & grief/loss. Others come with issue childhood, divorce, worries for their children. Spec goals to learn biofeedback, hypnosis, CBT+ ways to mgn stress, with Energy Psychology (Diplomat ACEP) yearly travels Guatemala with Rotary to serve/treat many orphans + families who suffer from multi-traumas + teaches in 3 Psy grad programs + provide exciting seminars internationally on cutting edge Tx for most relevant use of mindfulness, navigational skills for YOUR life.
We are all on a challenging journey with COVID-19 + Traumas. Many clients seek short term relevant therapy for anxiety, career, life issues with loss of direction, sadness, & grief/loss. Others come with issue childhood, divorce, worries for their children. Spec goals to learn biofeedback, hypnosis, CBT+ ways to mgn stress, with Energy Psychology (Diplomat ACEP) yearly travels Guatemala with Rotary to serve/treat many orphans + families who suffer from multi-traumas + teaches in 3 Psy grad programs + provide exciting seminars internationally on cutting edge Tx for most relevant use of mindfulness, navigational skills for YOUR life.
(615) 697-6446 View (615) 697-6446
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Kara Fedore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066  (Online Only)
Consider this - You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm. Have you been keeping others warm for far too long at the expense of yourself? Is it finally time to put YOU first? Whether you are struggling with things that have happened in your past, seek to have more fulfilling and lasting relationships, or simply just want to feel better than you did yesterday, I would be honored to walk beside you. I like to think of going to therapy as a scheduled time in your week to invest in yourself – it doesn’t mean that something is wrong with you. Rather, coming to therapy means something is RIGHT with you.
Consider this - You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm. Have you been keeping others warm for far too long at the expense of yourself? Is it finally time to put YOU first? Whether you are struggling with things that have happened in your past, seek to have more fulfilling and lasting relationships, or simply just want to feel better than you did yesterday, I would be honored to walk beside you. I like to think of going to therapy as a scheduled time in your week to invest in yourself – it doesn’t mean that something is wrong with you. Rather, coming to therapy means something is RIGHT with you.
(615) 784-5486 View (615) 784-5486
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Witthouse Counseling
Counselor, LPCT, CBHC, CAMS-I
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
As a clinical mental health counselor, I am passionate about assisting men in navigating various challenges that impact their lives. With specialization in identity, anxiety, depression, career, resiliency, perfectionism, communication, and conflict, I offer a comprehensive and personalized approach to each client. My therapeutic philosophy revolves around recognizing the uniqueness of each individual. I firmly believe that a one-size-fits-all method does not effectively address the complexities of human experiences. What I do is take the time to understand each client's specific needs, concerns, and aspirations.
As a clinical mental health counselor, I am passionate about assisting men in navigating various challenges that impact their lives. With specialization in identity, anxiety, depression, career, resiliency, perfectionism, communication, and conflict, I offer a comprehensive and personalized approach to each client. My therapeutic philosophy revolves around recognizing the uniqueness of each individual. I firmly believe that a one-size-fits-all method does not effectively address the complexities of human experiences. What I do is take the time to understand each client's specific needs, concerns, and aspirations.
(615) 552-1416 View (615) 552-1416
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Rebekah Near @ Tennessee Mental Wellness
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
Are you looking for something different? Expressive arts therapy aims at getting to the authentic root of issues with individuals and groups through the arts. This unique theraputic style assists in coping through major life changes and helps to increase self-care and mindfulness. Expressive arts integrates the visual arts, movement, drama, music, writing, play and other creative processes to foster personal transformation. In our sessions we will use intermodal expressive arts interventions to engage the full range of emotions associated with life’s obstacles.
Are you looking for something different? Expressive arts therapy aims at getting to the authentic root of issues with individuals and groups through the arts. This unique theraputic style assists in coping through major life changes and helps to increase self-care and mindfulness. Expressive arts integrates the visual arts, movement, drama, music, writing, play and other creative processes to foster personal transformation. In our sessions we will use intermodal expressive arts interventions to engage the full range of emotions associated with life’s obstacles.
(615) 258-7317 View (615) 258-7317
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Faith Danette Hurley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that believes people can be empowered to reach their full potential. Therapy assists clients with discovering and developing the tools needed to live their best lives. I strive to help clients grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that believes people can be empowered to reach their full potential. Therapy assists clients with discovering and developing the tools needed to live their best lives. I strive to help clients grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially.
(615) 930-3543 View (615) 930-3543

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gallatin, TN

90+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Gallatin, TN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
69% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Cigna and Evernorth
82% Aetna
70% Optum

How Therapists in Gallatin, TN see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gallatin?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.