Therapists in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN

Photo of Rachel Gunn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN
Rachel Gunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I am dedicated to creating a warm, supportive, non-judgmental space for personal growth and healing, where your full authentic self is welcomed. I believe that one of the most important parts of healing in therapy is developing a compassionate therapeutic relationship, built upon respect, trust, curiosity, and thoughtfulness. I work primarily with teens and adults who may be struggling with life transitions, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and more.
I am dedicated to creating a warm, supportive, non-judgmental space for personal growth and healing, where your full authentic self is welcomed. I believe that one of the most important parts of healing in therapy is developing a compassionate therapeutic relationship, built upon respect, trust, curiosity, and thoughtfulness. I work primarily with teens and adults who may be struggling with life transitions, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and more.
(615) 398-4525 View (615) 398-4525
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Nashville Neuropsychology & Family Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Nashville Neuropsychology & Family Services is a practice that provides comprehensive mental health services to children and their families. The NN&FS team is comprised of highly skilled and compassionate providers who can assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral conditions. Our team’s mission is to support children and adolescents (and their families!) in achieving their potential through assessment, education, skills-based therapy, and medication management.
Nashville Neuropsychology & Family Services is a practice that provides comprehensive mental health services to children and their families. The NN&FS team is comprised of highly skilled and compassionate providers who can assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral conditions. Our team’s mission is to support children and adolescents (and their families!) in achieving their potential through assessment, education, skills-based therapy, and medication management.
(615) 583-8119 View (615) 583-8119
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Brian T Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I am passionate about offering the best therapy experience possible by meeting clients where they are and drawing from a variety of approaches depending on the unique needs of each individual. I work with clients facing a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, spirituality concerns, gender issues, LGBTQIA concerns, chronic pain, relationship challenges, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), sexual abuse (adult), grief and mourning, professional burnout, attachment disorders, addiction and anger management.
I am passionate about offering the best therapy experience possible by meeting clients where they are and drawing from a variety of approaches depending on the unique needs of each individual. I work with clients facing a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, spirituality concerns, gender issues, LGBTQIA concerns, chronic pain, relationship challenges, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), sexual abuse (adult), grief and mourning, professional burnout, attachment disorders, addiction and anger management.
(615) 903-0451 View (615) 903-0451
Photo of Kelly Geelan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN
Kelly Geelan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee with 5 years of experience with children, adults and families. My background includes inpatient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as behavioral therapy in Boston, MA. I have experience in many areas but specialize in a few. The first is individuals (children, adolescents and adults) that are neurodiverse, specifically struggling with Autism or ADHD. Additionally, I love working with parents/caregivers to support through new diagnosis and behavior challenges. Finally, I have a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety disorders such as GAD or OCD.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee with 5 years of experience with children, adults and families. My background includes inpatient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as behavioral therapy in Boston, MA. I have experience in many areas but specialize in a few. The first is individuals (children, adolescents and adults) that are neurodiverse, specifically struggling with Autism or ADHD. Additionally, I love working with parents/caregivers to support through new diagnosis and behavior challenges. Finally, I have a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety disorders such as GAD or OCD.
(615) 558-5657 View (615) 558-5657
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Ira Helderman
Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Together we will find the right path, and right set of practical tools, to help you overcome obstacles and become your best self. After over a decade-and-a-half working in mental health, I am skilled in the latest, evidence-based therapies available (e.g., Relational Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy). But no single approach works for all people at all times and, remaining flexible, we will create a safe therapeutic environment with the best combination of techniques that works for you. So many different psychotherapies exist today because there is no one approach that works at all times.
Together we will find the right path, and right set of practical tools, to help you overcome obstacles and become your best self. After over a decade-and-a-half working in mental health, I am skilled in the latest, evidence-based therapies available (e.g., Relational Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy). But no single approach works for all people at all times and, remaining flexible, we will create a safe therapeutic environment with the best combination of techniques that works for you. So many different psychotherapies exist today because there is no one approach that works at all times.
(615) 763-3960 View (615) 763-3960
Photo of Brian S Poynter, Counselor in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN
Brian S Poynter
Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Utilizing the basic tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I enjoy assisting those with a wide range of mental health issues. From acute illness such as Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder to change of life issues, this approach allows for permanent change to the the distorted thought process. My experience has been, and continues to be inpatient at a local psychiatric hospital as well as my private practice. I will work with your psychiatrist or medical provider as well as supportive members of your family/life to provide a more comprehensive approach to mental wellness.
Utilizing the basic tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I enjoy assisting those with a wide range of mental health issues. From acute illness such as Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder to change of life issues, this approach allows for permanent change to the the distorted thought process. My experience has been, and continues to be inpatient at a local psychiatric hospital as well as my private practice. I will work with your psychiatrist or medical provider as well as supportive members of your family/life to provide a more comprehensive approach to mental wellness.
(615) 442-7143 View (615) 442-7143
Photo of Marissa Sweatt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN
Marissa Sweatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Do you wish you had the confidence to live your life the way you want? Maybe you haven’t had the support or guidance you’ve needed. Many of my clients have struggled with problems like anxiety, depression, grief, or trauma. As well as difficult life circumstances, that have held them back from their goals. My mission is to help people feel stronger on their own, as well as more connected to those around them. I want you to feel calmer, happier and more empowered. With support, you can explore what’s important to you, and discover what you really want. And once you know that, you can create a more meaningful future.
Do you wish you had the confidence to live your life the way you want? Maybe you haven’t had the support or guidance you’ve needed. Many of my clients have struggled with problems like anxiety, depression, grief, or trauma. As well as difficult life circumstances, that have held them back from their goals. My mission is to help people feel stronger on their own, as well as more connected to those around them. I want you to feel calmer, happier and more empowered. With support, you can explore what’s important to you, and discover what you really want. And once you know that, you can create a more meaningful future.
(615) 434-9391 View (615) 434-9391
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Helen Tarleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, Ed, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I have 30+ years of experience helping adults, adolescents, and couples overcome challenges, heal from painful experiences, repair relationships, and ultimately thrive. I bring thoughtfulness, curiosity, and respect to each interaction with my clients, as I deeply understand the importance of a compassionate therapeutic relationship for successful outcomes in therapy.
I have 30+ years of experience helping adults, adolescents, and couples overcome challenges, heal from painful experiences, repair relationships, and ultimately thrive. I bring thoughtfulness, curiosity, and respect to each interaction with my clients, as I deeply understand the importance of a compassionate therapeutic relationship for successful outcomes in therapy.
(615) 784-5788 View (615) 784-5788
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Linda Stere
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Not accepting new clients
I believe that most problems bringing people to psychotherapy arise from conflict issues and contact issues. Conflicts may involve inner conflicts, such as dilemmas of freedom vs. love, and interpersonal conlicts involving needs between partners, family members, past or present, coworkers, etc. Contact issues involve our connections with self,with others, and seeking, losing, healing, or needing to deepen the quality of these connections. Imbalances in contact or conflict may create mild to severe anxiety, depression, and when unresolved may fuel bad habits at best and at worst compulsive problems. Accurate definition of these underlying issues is necessary for resolution.
I believe that most problems bringing people to psychotherapy arise from conflict issues and contact issues. Conflicts may involve inner conflicts, such as dilemmas of freedom vs. love, and interpersonal conlicts involving needs between partners, family members, past or present, coworkers, etc. Contact issues involve our connections with self,with others, and seeking, losing, healing, or needing to deepen the quality of these connections. Imbalances in contact or conflict may create mild to severe anxiety, depression, and when unresolved may fuel bad habits at best and at worst compulsive problems. Accurate definition of these underlying issues is necessary for resolution.
(615) 212-5771 View (615) 212-5771
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Irena Stjepic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEMDR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I specialize in Somatic Attachment-Focused EMDR therapy, a body-mind approach to help you heal from current and past pain and discomfort. Additionally, I incorporate the Safe and Sound Protocol and Neurofeedback in my practice. My expertise lies in supporting young adults aged 16 and above, as well as adults who have experienced recent traumatic events or have Complex PTSD as a result of unhealed childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, and other areas of focus, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depressive disorder, and performance enhancement.
I specialize in Somatic Attachment-Focused EMDR therapy, a body-mind approach to help you heal from current and past pain and discomfort. Additionally, I incorporate the Safe and Sound Protocol and Neurofeedback in my practice. My expertise lies in supporting young adults aged 16 and above, as well as adults who have experienced recent traumatic events or have Complex PTSD as a result of unhealed childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, and other areas of focus, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depressive disorder, and performance enhancement.
(615) 471-6617 View (615) 471-6617
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Lori Petrie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Understanding your Self is a profound journey toward discovery and introspection that is possible for most everyone. For some, the decision to enter therapy is made after many attempts to resolve specific issues on their own. Others seek therapy to gain insight and greater awareness of family and relational patterns that are keeping them from realizing the life they’d hoped for. I believe in a person's innate ability to find meaningful change and growth in their lives. Sometimes we just need a little help getting there.
Understanding your Self is a profound journey toward discovery and introspection that is possible for most everyone. For some, the decision to enter therapy is made after many attempts to resolve specific issues on their own. Others seek therapy to gain insight and greater awareness of family and relational patterns that are keeping them from realizing the life they’d hoped for. I believe in a person's innate ability to find meaningful change and growth in their lives. Sometimes we just need a little help getting there.
(629) 276-5672 View (629) 276-5672
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Maritza Erazo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP-S, RPT, CIFS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Are you constantly contradicting yourself? A part of you wants to grow and transform into your “true” self, but then you feel as though you are self-sabotaging again. You question how you can work on yourself when you are the one preventing the growth. Pablo Neruda’s poem "We Are Many" describes the internal conflict that many of us feel. As a psychotherapist, I noticed that my clients needed something more than just traditional talk therapy. This realization led me to become a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist to help people “befriend” the internal conflict and embrace it with love and compassion.
Are you constantly contradicting yourself? A part of you wants to grow and transform into your “true” self, but then you feel as though you are self-sabotaging again. You question how you can work on yourself when you are the one preventing the growth. Pablo Neruda’s poem "We Are Many" describes the internal conflict that many of us feel. As a psychotherapist, I noticed that my clients needed something more than just traditional talk therapy. This realization led me to become a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist to help people “befriend” the internal conflict and embrace it with love and compassion.
(615) 307-4092 x525 View (615) 307-4092 x525
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E-Ling Cheah
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
You and I both know that life can feel unbelievably messy, unpredictable and chaotic. It's easy to get lost in the frenetic juggling of home life, work life and relationships. You can lose your sense of purpose, direction and even who you are. Experiencing some measure of difficulty, distress and pain IS life, but what happens when your usual ways of coping no longer work? It can be all too easy to surrender to the unrelenting waves of frustration, despair and disillusionment when faced with difficult experiences.
You and I both know that life can feel unbelievably messy, unpredictable and chaotic. It's easy to get lost in the frenetic juggling of home life, work life and relationships. You can lose your sense of purpose, direction and even who you are. Experiencing some measure of difficulty, distress and pain IS life, but what happens when your usual ways of coping no longer work? It can be all too easy to surrender to the unrelenting waves of frustration, despair and disillusionment when faced with difficult experiences.
(615) 203-8195 View (615) 203-8195
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Beth Nelson
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I have been a licensed counselor for over fifteen years and I have been in the helping profession for nearly thirty-five years. Much of my experience is working with people who have experienced trauma, especially within relationships. I work best with individuals who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, and issues of empowerment. I feel you are the expert concerning your life. Maybe you just need some help exploring that. My style is not to give advice, but rather to provide a safe environment and relationship where you can feel free to grow and transform.
I have been a licensed counselor for over fifteen years and I have been in the helping profession for nearly thirty-five years. Much of my experience is working with people who have experienced trauma, especially within relationships. I work best with individuals who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, and issues of empowerment. I feel you are the expert concerning your life. Maybe you just need some help exploring that. My style is not to give advice, but rather to provide a safe environment and relationship where you can feel free to grow and transform.
(615) 212-8002 View (615) 212-8002
Photo of Michele E. Burgner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN
Michele E. Burgner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe engaging in the psychotherapy process is a courageous step in your efforts toward growth and healing. I approach psychotherapy as a unique kind of learning process, facilitated by a collaborative therapeutic relationship and a safe, confidential environment. My role is to be a listener, facilitator, teacher and advocate. I believe vulnerability is the courageous opposite of weakness that can open a pathway to change. - More information is available on my website: https:/micheleburgner.com.
I believe engaging in the psychotherapy process is a courageous step in your efforts toward growth and healing. I approach psychotherapy as a unique kind of learning process, facilitated by a collaborative therapeutic relationship and a safe, confidential environment. My role is to be a listener, facilitator, teacher and advocate. I believe vulnerability is the courageous opposite of weakness that can open a pathway to change. - More information is available on my website: https:/micheleburgner.com.
(615) 285-3881 View (615) 285-3881
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Rachel Hammons
Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
(615) 471-7560 View (615) 471-7560
Photo of Brooke Rappaport, Psychologist in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN
Brooke Rappaport
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37204
I love working with women and gender expansive people on concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment, life transitions, and trauma. I love guiding people through life transitions, shifts, and identity development. Helping my clients in their personal growth is especially fun for me. Aside from personal growth, I am most experienced working with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I help clients understand how systems beyond their individual life impacts why they may be feeling how they are feeling. I help clients work to live authentic and genuine lives that align with their personal values.
I love working with women and gender expansive people on concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment, life transitions, and trauma. I love guiding people through life transitions, shifts, and identity development. Helping my clients in their personal growth is especially fun for me. Aside from personal growth, I am most experienced working with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I help clients understand how systems beyond their individual life impacts why they may be feeling how they are feeling. I help clients work to live authentic and genuine lives that align with their personal values.
(615) 551-7967 View (615) 551-7967
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Mallie Easterlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Regardless of where you find yourself, you deserve to feel supported and heard. Life can bring many seasons. Some seasons can be challenging, making us question our worth and purpose. Other seasons feel permanent, leaving us feeling stuck and hopeless. Or maybe we experience a change, forcing us to shift and transition. My desire is to meet you exactly where you are, no matter the season you find yourself in. I hope to walk with you towards a place of growth as you realize your strengths and self-worth.
Regardless of where you find yourself, you deserve to feel supported and heard. Life can bring many seasons. Some seasons can be challenging, making us question our worth and purpose. Other seasons feel permanent, leaving us feeling stuck and hopeless. Or maybe we experience a change, forcing us to shift and transition. My desire is to meet you exactly where you are, no matter the season you find yourself in. I hope to walk with you towards a place of growth as you realize your strengths and self-worth.
(615) 492-3529 View (615) 492-3529
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Amy Lazarov Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Amy. I support adults experiencing stress, anxiety, and life changes with warm, personable therapy. We all want to be seen, heard, and valued for being ourselves. Life is full of ups and downs and being human can be really challenging at times. You deserve to have your day-to-day be more manageable and build a life full of self-assurance, purpose, and meaning.
Hi, I’m Amy. I support adults experiencing stress, anxiety, and life changes with warm, personable therapy. We all want to be seen, heard, and valued for being ourselves. Life is full of ups and downs and being human can be really challenging at times. You deserve to have your day-to-day be more manageable and build a life full of self-assurance, purpose, and meaning.
(615) 762-6629 View (615) 762-6629
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Neva Murray
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I work with clients to reduce suffering, heal from past experiences, improve relationships, and build emotional strength and resilience. I've trained as a trauma specialist and in trauma-informed therapies. Additionally, I practice as a generalist and have experience working with clients who are struggling anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship challenges, major life changes, identity development, religious trauma, and spirituality.
I work with clients to reduce suffering, heal from past experiences, improve relationships, and build emotional strength and resilience. I've trained as a trauma specialist and in trauma-informed therapies. Additionally, I practice as a generalist and have experience working with clients who are struggling anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship challenges, major life changes, identity development, religious trauma, and spirituality.
(615) 637-6890 View (615) 637-6890

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Number of Therapists in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
84% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
73% Grief
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
46% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Hillsboro, Nashville, TN see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hillsboro, 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.

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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.