Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Kathleen R Brennan
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, EMDR, Cert
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I help clients move beyond any pain or obstacles that are getting in the way of being able to participate more fully. Anxiety, depression, loss, trauma or uncertainty can intrude on life and make it much harder to be the better version of yourself. I am passionate about helping clients walk through any current challenges and resolve the past and move into the future with new possibilities and life fulfillment.
I help clients move beyond any pain or obstacles that are getting in the way of being able to participate more fully. Anxiety, depression, loss, trauma or uncertainty can intrude on life and make it much harder to be the better version of yourself. I am passionate about helping clients walk through any current challenges and resolve the past and move into the future with new possibilities and life fulfillment.
(615) 461-4878 View (615) 461-4878
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Vanessa Riggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am so proud of you for taking a huge step in the right direction for you and your mental health. I am passionate about meeting people where they are because you are the expert of your life. I believe that building upon strengths is one of the most significant foundations in mental health. I am here to help you navigate life the way you choose. Everyone deserves to live a happy, stress-free life. There is no pressure in therapy, you decide the pace.
Welcome! I am so proud of you for taking a huge step in the right direction for you and your mental health. I am passionate about meeting people where they are because you are the expert of your life. I believe that building upon strengths is one of the most significant foundations in mental health. I am here to help you navigate life the way you choose. Everyone deserves to live a happy, stress-free life. There is no pressure in therapy, you decide the pace.
(615) 985-6795 View (615) 985-6795
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Will Messer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Hey I’m Will Messer LCSW/LICSW and I provide Marriage Intensives, Couples Counseling, Individual Counseling, and Enneagram Coaching. I serve clients in person in Nashville and Clarksville, TN as well as clients on telehealth who reside all over Tennessee and West Virginia. I love helping people thrive in their life by harnessing the healing power of relationships. I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT), Level 2 Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Therapist (AEDP), and a Certified Enneagram Coach/Trainer.
Hey I’m Will Messer LCSW/LICSW and I provide Marriage Intensives, Couples Counseling, Individual Counseling, and Enneagram Coaching. I serve clients in person in Nashville and Clarksville, TN as well as clients on telehealth who reside all over Tennessee and West Virginia. I love helping people thrive in their life by harnessing the healing power of relationships. I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT), Level 2 Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Therapist (AEDP), and a Certified Enneagram Coach/Trainer.
(931) 202-9099 View (931) 202-9099
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Hannah Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
There's nothing more gratifying to me than witnessing people courageously say the things they thought they couldn't say, do the things they thought they couldn't do, and move through feelings they thought would surely take them under. All of which leads to the life experience they have been yearning for. Shame, addiction, anxiety, trauma, grief, disordered eating, depression, etc. are all factors that impact a person's ability to move forward, and many who struggle may even feel a sense of hopelessness after having tried countless methods to get "unstuck." With the right help and tools, life can and does get better.
There's nothing more gratifying to me than witnessing people courageously say the things they thought they couldn't say, do the things they thought they couldn't do, and move through feelings they thought would surely take them under. All of which leads to the life experience they have been yearning for. Shame, addiction, anxiety, trauma, grief, disordered eating, depression, etc. are all factors that impact a person's ability to move forward, and many who struggle may even feel a sense of hopelessness after having tried countless methods to get "unstuck." With the right help and tools, life can and does get better.
(629) 260-4832 View (629) 260-4832
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Shawn David Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
What is your story? The question seems simple, but it isn’t. Your story is comprised of your life’s experiences from your perspective. Our stories contain themes of joy, excitement love, life and heartbreak, fear, anger and loss. With the demands of daily life such as career or relationships, it can be difficult to engage in being the author of your story. Who is narrating your story? Are negative thoughts dictating your self-image? Is your anxiety controlling your narrative? Or is your sadness causing you to stare at a blank page? Ultimately, everyone deserves a better story.
What is your story? The question seems simple, but it isn’t. Your story is comprised of your life’s experiences from your perspective. Our stories contain themes of joy, excitement love, life and heartbreak, fear, anger and loss. With the demands of daily life such as career or relationships, it can be difficult to engage in being the author of your story. Who is narrating your story? Are negative thoughts dictating your self-image? Is your anxiety controlling your narrative? Or is your sadness causing you to stare at a blank page? Ultimately, everyone deserves a better story.
(615) 551-7184 View (615) 551-7184
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Caverly Warren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I enjoy working with teens, adults, couples, and families from various backgrounds using attachment focused, experiential, somatic, mindfulness based, and other therapies to promote personal growth, healing, and rediscovery. My professional areas of interest include: trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and mood disorders, substance abuse, process addictions, ADHD, codependency, relationship and intimacy issues, attachment and family of origin issues, and personality disorders. In my work with clients, I utilize a range of interventions and therapeutic techniques based on the clients' own needs and presenting problems.
I enjoy working with teens, adults, couples, and families from various backgrounds using attachment focused, experiential, somatic, mindfulness based, and other therapies to promote personal growth, healing, and rediscovery. My professional areas of interest include: trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and mood disorders, substance abuse, process addictions, ADHD, codependency, relationship and intimacy issues, attachment and family of origin issues, and personality disorders. In my work with clients, I utilize a range of interventions and therapeutic techniques based on the clients' own needs and presenting problems.
(629) 218-4031 View (629) 218-4031
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Clare Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37217
My passion involves working with child and adolescent clients as well as young adult women to navigate a wide range of life’s challenges. Within my widespread background working in ABA Therapy, Foster Care, and now as a School Counselor I’ve gained a strong framework for working with clients of multiple backgrounds. I strive to make each client feel valued and accepted regardless of religious, racial, gender identity, or socioeconomic background.
My passion involves working with child and adolescent clients as well as young adult women to navigate a wide range of life’s challenges. Within my widespread background working in ABA Therapy, Foster Care, and now as a School Counselor I’ve gained a strong framework for working with clients of multiple backgrounds. I strive to make each client feel valued and accepted regardless of religious, racial, gender identity, or socioeconomic background.
(629) 260-5577 View (629) 260-5577
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Jason Daniels Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I'm Jason Daniels, a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Nashville, Tennessee. I provide psychotherapy for individuals and couples coping with a wide variety of life challenges. With two decades of experience, I've partnered closely with clients to collaboratively find solutions that help them lead more successful and meaningful lives. I create a safe and supportive environment where you can comfortably and confidentially discuss your situation. Through the therapy process, we can work together to manage stress, cultivate mindfulness, and move towards a more fulfilling life.
I'm Jason Daniels, a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Nashville, Tennessee. I provide psychotherapy for individuals and couples coping with a wide variety of life challenges. With two decades of experience, I've partnered closely with clients to collaboratively find solutions that help them lead more successful and meaningful lives. I create a safe and supportive environment where you can comfortably and confidentially discuss your situation. Through the therapy process, we can work together to manage stress, cultivate mindfulness, and move towards a more fulfilling life.
(615) 930-3587 View (615) 930-3587
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David Hofstetter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LADAC, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Success is defined in a number of different ways and is different to every person. However, it does not always translate to the happiness, mental wellness, or contentment that we may expect it to provide. In order to explore our own life satisfaction, we have to identify what brings that joy / fulfillment / purpose and what is standing in the way of these experiences / feelings, that may seem inaccessible for various reasons or in a certain stage of life. I like to say, "we don't know what we don't know," and gaining personal insight takes both time and intentionality. Once gained, this insight can be truly life-changing.
Success is defined in a number of different ways and is different to every person. However, it does not always translate to the happiness, mental wellness, or contentment that we may expect it to provide. In order to explore our own life satisfaction, we have to identify what brings that joy / fulfillment / purpose and what is standing in the way of these experiences / feelings, that may seem inaccessible for various reasons or in a certain stage of life. I like to say, "we don't know what we don't know," and gaining personal insight takes both time and intentionality. Once gained, this insight can be truly life-changing.
(615) 645-2796 View (615) 645-2796
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Nashville BrainCore Therapy
DC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214
Nashville BrainCore provides a unique, drugless, painless, noninvasive approach to treating brainwave dysregulation associated with symptoms of many neurological-based conditions like Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Memory Loss, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic Attacks, Autism, Post-Stroke, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Traumatic Brain Injury (e.g. Concussions), and many more. The relaxing and therapeutic treatment involves our Neurofeedback Practitioner, first, identifying the brainwave dysregulation with a noninvasive and painless brainwave analysis, and then determining a proper treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.
Nashville BrainCore provides a unique, drugless, painless, noninvasive approach to treating brainwave dysregulation associated with symptoms of many neurological-based conditions like Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Memory Loss, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic Attacks, Autism, Post-Stroke, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Traumatic Brain Injury (e.g. Concussions), and many more. The relaxing and therapeutic treatment involves our Neurofeedback Practitioner, first, identifying the brainwave dysregulation with a noninvasive and painless brainwave analysis, and then determining a proper treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.
(615) 374-7125 View (615) 374-7125
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Jordan Hale
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that some of the most sustainable human growth occurs via relationship. This is why I believe in the power of Psychotherapy: it can be a unique opportunity for healing, a process in which -- through genuine connection and honest feedback, we can begin to make sense of the way we have come to view ourselves, our relationships, our sense of spirituality and interconnection, and the world around us. Through our work together, my clients can begin to gain the tools needed in order to change that which they can control, but also genuinely accept that which they cannot.
I believe that some of the most sustainable human growth occurs via relationship. This is why I believe in the power of Psychotherapy: it can be a unique opportunity for healing, a process in which -- through genuine connection and honest feedback, we can begin to make sense of the way we have come to view ourselves, our relationships, our sense of spirituality and interconnection, and the world around us. Through our work together, my clients can begin to gain the tools needed in order to change that which they can control, but also genuinely accept that which they cannot.
(629) 206-8451 View (629) 206-8451
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Shelby Measel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214  (Online Only)
I hold focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. However, my goal is to grow with my clients. I have dedicated many years to serving communities to grow in skill sets and confidence to reach their goals, while holding space for the heavy things. As humans we are constantly evolving and facing challenges, my goal is to create a safe space to process emotions and encourage growth for my clients. I would be honored to walk the path of growth, healing and discovery with you.
I hold focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. However, my goal is to grow with my clients. I have dedicated many years to serving communities to grow in skill sets and confidence to reach their goals, while holding space for the heavy things. As humans we are constantly evolving and facing challenges, my goal is to create a safe space to process emotions and encourage growth for my clients. I would be honored to walk the path of growth, healing and discovery with you.
(615) 903-0772 View (615) 903-0772
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Jenika Foust
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
I take a humanistic and nervous system-based approach to the therapeutic process, and believe that each client is inclined towards healing and growth. It is my job to act as a guide, helping clients clear the path toward uncovering their innate ability to heal and grow. Being human is not without its challenges and sometimes traumas. I believe improving connection with others, identifying unhelpful patterns, and addressing wounds is a critical step in thriving after these experiences.
I take a humanistic and nervous system-based approach to the therapeutic process, and believe that each client is inclined towards healing and growth. It is my job to act as a guide, helping clients clear the path toward uncovering their innate ability to heal and grow. Being human is not without its challenges and sometimes traumas. I believe improving connection with others, identifying unhelpful patterns, and addressing wounds is a critical step in thriving after these experiences.
(615) 455-3274 View (615) 455-3274
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Sandi Anders
Counselor, MDiv, E-RYT, CSC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
As an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor working with individuals and couples, I combine evidence-based best practices with experience as a Tantric Sexuality Educator and practitioner, offering a supportive environment for thorough and constructive exploration of sexual matters. Questions and concerns may be talked about openly without fear of embarrassment or criticism. As a Mind-Body Psychotherapist, I help clients talk through issues and learn to utilize emotions as embodied resources for healing and growth, encouraging awareness of connection between body, mind, and spirit. My background as a pastoral psychotherapist and experience with body therapies such as yoga, breath-work, and meditation inform my work.
As an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor working with individuals and couples, I combine evidence-based best practices with experience as a Tantric Sexuality Educator and practitioner, offering a supportive environment for thorough and constructive exploration of sexual matters. Questions and concerns may be talked about openly without fear of embarrassment or criticism. As a Mind-Body Psychotherapist, I help clients talk through issues and learn to utilize emotions as embodied resources for healing and growth, encouraging awareness of connection between body, mind, and spirit. My background as a pastoral psychotherapist and experience with body therapies such as yoga, breath-work, and meditation inform my work.
(615) 800-7826 View (615) 800-7826
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Chelsi Dawn Williamson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CYT-200
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209
My name is Chelsi Williamson and I specialize in children and families. I am trained in EMDR for trauma resolution. I love working with family systems: be it mothers, fathers, couples, children, teens, etc. I see things through a physiologically based trauma lens with a deep understanding of how trauma gets stored in the physical body. It is a passion of mine to help all impacted individuals release the burden of carried trauma, particularly inter-generational trauma. I love working with women trying to show up for family and change pervasive patterns.
My name is Chelsi Williamson and I specialize in children and families. I am trained in EMDR for trauma resolution. I love working with family systems: be it mothers, fathers, couples, children, teens, etc. I see things through a physiologically based trauma lens with a deep understanding of how trauma gets stored in the physical body. It is a passion of mine to help all impacted individuals release the burden of carried trauma, particularly inter-generational trauma. I love working with women trying to show up for family and change pervasive patterns.
(629) 249-1836 View (629) 249-1836
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Angie de Meistre
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Waitlist for new clients
I employ an integrative and holistic Attachment and Mindfulness-based therapeutic framework rooted in Narrative, Restoration (RT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) modalities to support and help co-create opportunities for healing for women (19+), families, and couples navigating the perinatal and postpartum period, pregnancy and infant loss, and infertility. Additionally, I have experience working with relationship stress, seismic life transitions, grief and loss, family conflict, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses and major medical diagnoses, and trauma.
I employ an integrative and holistic Attachment and Mindfulness-based therapeutic framework rooted in Narrative, Restoration (RT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) modalities to support and help co-create opportunities for healing for women (19+), families, and couples navigating the perinatal and postpartum period, pregnancy and infant loss, and infertility. Additionally, I have experience working with relationship stress, seismic life transitions, grief and loss, family conflict, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses and major medical diagnoses, and trauma.
(931) 271-5806 View (931) 271-5806
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Sunni Mullenix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
I truly believe that each client is the absolute expert on themselves and strive always to create space for clients to feel, be, and show up as their authentic selves. My approach is relational, casual, sex positive, and gender affirming. I take a systems approach to appreciating all the different factors that make up you and your unique experiences in the world. I specialize in complex trauma, and love to work with folks within the LGBTQIA2S+ community, folks struggling to navigate overwhelming emotions, folks struggling with boundary setting, and folks looking to explore and truly find love and compassion for themselves.
I truly believe that each client is the absolute expert on themselves and strive always to create space for clients to feel, be, and show up as their authentic selves. My approach is relational, casual, sex positive, and gender affirming. I take a systems approach to appreciating all the different factors that make up you and your unique experiences in the world. I specialize in complex trauma, and love to work with folks within the LGBTQIA2S+ community, folks struggling to navigate overwhelming emotions, folks struggling with boundary setting, and folks looking to explore and truly find love and compassion for themselves.
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Jourdan Virginia Blue
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37208
A𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗗𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗦 & 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗦: Are you desperate for real results and prefer direct therapy over someone just passive listening? Have you struggled with feeling not good enough and that you can't help but to keep failing? Do you feel hopeless and unmotivated trying to meet your goals? Wondering why you keep making the SAME mistakes over and over again? Does all this hurt leave you with feelings of guilt, shame, fear, or pain? Are you in a relationship wondering if you chose the right person because of all the conflict? Do you fear that you might not be compatible but really want to find a way to fix it?
A𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗗𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗦 & 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗦: Are you desperate for real results and prefer direct therapy over someone just passive listening? Have you struggled with feeling not good enough and that you can't help but to keep failing? Do you feel hopeless and unmotivated trying to meet your goals? Wondering why you keep making the SAME mistakes over and over again? Does all this hurt leave you with feelings of guilt, shame, fear, or pain? Are you in a relationship wondering if you chose the right person because of all the conflict? Do you fear that you might not be compatible but really want to find a way to fix it?
(765) 819-7050 View (765) 819-7050
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Tennyson Dodd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relational difficulties, I may be able to help you work through this distress. At some point in life, many people find themselves striving to understand and integrate difficult events or areas of their lives. Having a clinician to talk with can help you heal, adapt, and grow.
If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relational difficulties, I may be able to help you work through this distress. At some point in life, many people find themselves striving to understand and integrate difficult events or areas of their lives. Having a clinician to talk with can help you heal, adapt, and grow.
(615) 285-5549 View (615) 285-5549
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Blair Prescott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211  (Online Only)
I work with smart, kind, capable people, who, despite their successes, are overwhelmed with anxiety and self-critical thoughts. You want relief from the overwhelm, burnout, and people pleasing. Together, we will explore what's keeping you stuck and learn skills to relieve anxious and overly critical patterns, so you can get back in touch with who you are without all the noise. Even amongst the chaos, it's possible to ease your mind and access inner peace. It's not your fault you feel this way and, with a little help, you can find relief and move forward. You deserve relief and a chance to live your most whole-hearted life.
I work with smart, kind, capable people, who, despite their successes, are overwhelmed with anxiety and self-critical thoughts. You want relief from the overwhelm, burnout, and people pleasing. Together, we will explore what's keeping you stuck and learn skills to relieve anxious and overly critical patterns, so you can get back in touch with who you are without all the noise. Even amongst the chaos, it's possible to ease your mind and access inner peace. It's not your fault you feel this way and, with a little help, you can find relief and move forward. You deserve relief and a chance to live your most whole-hearted life.
(615) 685-5028 View (615) 685-5028

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Nashville, TN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Nashville, TN see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Nashville?

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.