Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Kimberly Judd, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Kimberly Judd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Occasionally we need someone to help guide us back to ourselves and to ground in that inner knowledge. Whether it is mid-life transitions, loss, trauma, our past history, relationships, or simply the chaotic pace of our modern life that has caused us to lose touch, finding our way back helps us to find what we are seeking. Decisions and life transitions then feel a little less burdensome, our relationships less fraught with conflict, our lives a little more joyful. I think Jon Kabat-Zinn found the most eloquent way of saying it...
Occasionally we need someone to help guide us back to ourselves and to ground in that inner knowledge. Whether it is mid-life transitions, loss, trauma, our past history, relationships, or simply the chaotic pace of our modern life that has caused us to lose touch, finding our way back helps us to find what we are seeking. Decisions and life transitions then feel a little less burdensome, our relationships less fraught with conflict, our lives a little more joyful. I think Jon Kabat-Zinn found the most eloquent way of saying it...
(512) 213-6625 View (512) 213-6625
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Prickly Pear Therapy and Training
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW, LPC-A
Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Finding a therapist that understands who we are can be extremely validating as they can understand our cultural context and we do not need to spend as much time explaining our daily experiences or environment. Prickly Pear Therapy and Training was created with the purpose to bring high quality trauma and healing-informed mental health services.
Finding a therapist that understands who we are can be extremely validating as they can understand our cultural context and we do not need to spend as much time explaining our daily experiences or environment. Prickly Pear Therapy and Training was created with the purpose to bring high quality trauma and healing-informed mental health services.
(512) 866-9976 View (512) 866-9976
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Dr. Julia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I feel honored to work with children, teens, and young adults who are going through some of the most challenging times of their lives. I specialize in therapy for suicidality and self-injury. People engage in self-injury and experience suicidality for a variety of reasons, but some of the commonalities tend to be dislike of yourself, feeling isolated, and feeling that your psychological pain is unbearable and unsolvable. I work with clients to find ways to feel hope again, start to like themselves, and find alternative ways to cope.
Welcome! I feel honored to work with children, teens, and young adults who are going through some of the most challenging times of their lives. I specialize in therapy for suicidality and self-injury. People engage in self-injury and experience suicidality for a variety of reasons, but some of the commonalities tend to be dislike of yourself, feeling isolated, and feeling that your psychological pain is unbearable and unsolvable. I work with clients to find ways to feel hope again, start to like themselves, and find alternative ways to cope.
(512) 890-0233 View (512) 890-0233
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Mark Provence
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re looking into therapy as a next step in your life. Finding a new therapist can be a daunting process, but it’s ultimately a rewarding one. I hope this page can give you a bit more encouragement and information for your search. I’ve provided therapy for ten years across a range of settings, including family/couples guidance centers, VA clinics, and university counseling centers — and I’ve learned that therapy looks different for each client. At the end of the day, though, I believe good therapy boils down to three basic ingredients: Building a relationship, telling your story, and taking action together.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re looking into therapy as a next step in your life. Finding a new therapist can be a daunting process, but it’s ultimately a rewarding one. I hope this page can give you a bit more encouragement and information for your search. I’ve provided therapy for ten years across a range of settings, including family/couples guidance centers, VA clinics, and university counseling centers — and I’ve learned that therapy looks different for each client. At the end of the day, though, I believe good therapy boils down to three basic ingredients: Building a relationship, telling your story, and taking action together.
(512) 729-1497 View (512) 729-1497
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Kelly J Bodu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Life might have thrown you a new curveball that has gotten you off balance. OR nothing big has happened, but feelings of being stuck have emerged from somewhere. Psychotherapy offers you a safe place to make changes to old patterns that hold you back. I can help you navigate the uncharted path & assist in developing the insights & skills you need to thrive in life. Therapy works best when we collaborate toward created goals in a respectful & affirming setting. Our work involves identifying & working through unhealthy relationship patterns, helping to change the way you think to improve the way you feel, in order to live your life.
Life might have thrown you a new curveball that has gotten you off balance. OR nothing big has happened, but feelings of being stuck have emerged from somewhere. Psychotherapy offers you a safe place to make changes to old patterns that hold you back. I can help you navigate the uncharted path & assist in developing the insights & skills you need to thrive in life. Therapy works best when we collaborate toward created goals in a respectful & affirming setting. Our work involves identifying & working through unhealthy relationship patterns, helping to change the way you think to improve the way you feel, in order to live your life.
(512) 548-7899 View (512) 548-7899
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Carol Dodgen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78751  (Online Only)
The purpose of therapy is generally straight forward. Individuals seek professional help when conflict in their world causes pain. In the counseling session, clients share their concerns and therapists share their training and professional experience . I believe that it is my responsibility to provide a safe place where clients can talk about their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non-judgmental atmosphere. My approach is interactive, validating, compassionate and collaborative. Depending on the client and/or the specific situation, I work from a variety of perspectives.
The purpose of therapy is generally straight forward. Individuals seek professional help when conflict in their world causes pain. In the counseling session, clients share their concerns and therapists share their training and professional experience . I believe that it is my responsibility to provide a safe place where clients can talk about their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non-judgmental atmosphere. My approach is interactive, validating, compassionate and collaborative. Depending on the client and/or the specific situation, I work from a variety of perspectives.
(361) 444-2301 View (361) 444-2301
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Jessie Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78703
I naturally work from a strengths-based, client-centered perspective and feel that collaboration and rapport are key components in the therapeutic process. My goal is to help clients heal and flourish in their lives. Through deeper emotional exploration, things that seem to keep getting us "stuck" can be examined and worked through, resulting in true healing and change. In our sessions, I work with my clients in exploring thoughts, emotions, experiences, relationships, behaviors, etc. and together we work towards a healthier and happier life.
I naturally work from a strengths-based, client-centered perspective and feel that collaboration and rapport are key components in the therapeutic process. My goal is to help clients heal and flourish in their lives. Through deeper emotional exploration, things that seem to keep getting us "stuck" can be examined and worked through, resulting in true healing and change. In our sessions, I work with my clients in exploring thoughts, emotions, experiences, relationships, behaviors, etc. and together we work towards a healthier and happier life.
(512) 270-2469 View (512) 270-2469
Photo of Kathy Kinskey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Kathy Kinskey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78705
Counseling was once seen as something having to do with weakness. Now it used widely and routinely for gaining strength, new skills, making meaning out of one's life and living one's purpose. Living & loving fully and leading a life that matters has everything to do with finding the right mentors along the way for support and guidance in transforming vulnerability into strength. I help mamas, papas and adults who want proven skills to help themselves &/or their child succeed. And when families & individual adults experience ongoing stress, loss or trauma, having proven skills & tools is even more important--Help is here.
Counseling was once seen as something having to do with weakness. Now it used widely and routinely for gaining strength, new skills, making meaning out of one's life and living one's purpose. Living & loving fully and leading a life that matters has everything to do with finding the right mentors along the way for support and guidance in transforming vulnerability into strength. I help mamas, papas and adults who want proven skills to help themselves &/or their child succeed. And when families & individual adults experience ongoing stress, loss or trauma, having proven skills & tools is even more important--Help is here.
(720) 408-6320 View (720) 408-6320
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Carlos Castillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Hello!My name is Carlos Castillo, and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I’m going to tell you a little bit about myself so that you can decide for yourself if I’m someone you’d feel comfortable working with. For over a decade, I have helped people transition out of some of the most difficult stages of their lives. As you might have guessed, I specialize in life transitions and adjustment stress. I have worked with ex-convicts, drug users, veterans, retirees, immigrants, college grads, as well as terminally ill and chronically ill populations.
Hello!My name is Carlos Castillo, and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I’m going to tell you a little bit about myself so that you can decide for yourself if I’m someone you’d feel comfortable working with. For over a decade, I have helped people transition out of some of the most difficult stages of their lives. As you might have guessed, I specialize in life transitions and adjustment stress. I have worked with ex-convicts, drug users, veterans, retirees, immigrants, college grads, as well as terminally ill and chronically ill populations.
(512) 817-2185 View (512) 817-2185
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Austin Mind Body, LGBTQ+ Counseling & Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78741  (Online Only)
Struggling with life transitions, creative ruts, and relationships are difficult in any situation but especially so if you do not follow the heteronormative path. It can be difficult to open up to someone when you are not certain that they understand Queer and Alternative relationship structures. I use an individualized approach with each client to build a therapeutic relationship based on specific goals. I focus my work around issues regarding LGBTQ+, sexuality, non-binary and transgender, complex relationships, power dynamics, sexual health, BDSM/Kink, and other dynamics.
Struggling with life transitions, creative ruts, and relationships are difficult in any situation but especially so if you do not follow the heteronormative path. It can be difficult to open up to someone when you are not certain that they understand Queer and Alternative relationship structures. I use an individualized approach with each client to build a therapeutic relationship based on specific goals. I focus my work around issues regarding LGBTQ+, sexuality, non-binary and transgender, complex relationships, power dynamics, sexual health, BDSM/Kink, and other dynamics.
(512) 765-9528 View (512) 765-9528
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Kim Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
First I'd like to say that I'm glad you're here. Prioritizing yourself and your mental health is a vulnerable process. It is my intention to create a space with choice, encouragement, and warmth. The time we have together is set aside to address whatever stressors are most present in your life. I have experience supporting individuals of all ages struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, and grief. In addition to counseling, I have provided advocacy and trial prep to survivors of sexual assault and other violent crimes. I'm a staunch advocate for women's rights, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities.
First I'd like to say that I'm glad you're here. Prioritizing yourself and your mental health is a vulnerable process. It is my intention to create a space with choice, encouragement, and warmth. The time we have together is set aside to address whatever stressors are most present in your life. I have experience supporting individuals of all ages struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, and grief. In addition to counseling, I have provided advocacy and trial prep to survivors of sexual assault and other violent crimes. I'm a staunch advocate for women's rights, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities.
(325) 309-5568 View (325) 309-5568
Photo of Janna Miller Greeson, Psychologist in Austin, TX
Janna Miller Greeson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
It is a privilege to get to work with individuals seeking to create change in their lives. Deciding to start therapy is a courageous step; I’m glad you're here. A number of things bring people to therapy. You may be feeling stuck in some way. Perhaps you’ve recently experienced a major life transition, loss, or unexpected stressor. Maybe you are simply feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings and unsure how to move forward. I am passionate about meeting you where you are and working together to help you be your best, most whole self.
It is a privilege to get to work with individuals seeking to create change in their lives. Deciding to start therapy is a courageous step; I’m glad you're here. A number of things bring people to therapy. You may be feeling stuck in some way. Perhaps you’ve recently experienced a major life transition, loss, or unexpected stressor. Maybe you are simply feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings and unsure how to move forward. I am passionate about meeting you where you are and working together to help you be your best, most whole self.
(512) 980-3510 View (512) 980-3510
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Rachel Burgreen, LCSW-S & Co
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Rachel Burgreen, LCSW-S & Co offers individual, couples, and group therapy. Our therapists, Rachel Burgreen, LCSW-S, Jessica Fink, LCSW-S, Isalys Pagani, LPC-A, & Shawn Wood, LCSW have a wealth of experience to share. Our specialties include Radically Open DBT, DBT, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, ADHD coaching, CBT, CPT for the treatment of Trauma, CBT for Insomnia, ACT, PE, PRT, EMDR, ERP for OCD, & CBT for Adult ADHD. Depending on your needs we can help you find the right treatment and therapist.
Rachel Burgreen, LCSW-S & Co offers individual, couples, and group therapy. Our therapists, Rachel Burgreen, LCSW-S, Jessica Fink, LCSW-S, Isalys Pagani, LPC-A, & Shawn Wood, LCSW have a wealth of experience to share. Our specialties include Radically Open DBT, DBT, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, ADHD coaching, CBT, CPT for the treatment of Trauma, CBT for Insomnia, ACT, PE, PRT, EMDR, ERP for OCD, & CBT for Adult ADHD. Depending on your needs we can help you find the right treatment and therapist.
(737) 232-6217 View (737) 232-6217
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Austin Mental Healthcare LLC
PA-C, CAQ
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Patients very often say "I wish I had started my treatment years ago". The harsh reality is that emotional struggles to this day continue to be stigmatized and shamed. The brain is an organ, and like any other physiological system it may require some fine tuning from time to time. Whether you or a loved one have been under the grips of anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, or simply sub-optimal functioning, we can have an open, honest discussion about whether medication is the right answer. Throughout my 15 years in psychiatry, I've had no greater joy than to see my patients improve. It's never too late to get help.
Patients very often say "I wish I had started my treatment years ago". The harsh reality is that emotional struggles to this day continue to be stigmatized and shamed. The brain is an organ, and like any other physiological system it may require some fine tuning from time to time. Whether you or a loved one have been under the grips of anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, or simply sub-optimal functioning, we can have an open, honest discussion about whether medication is the right answer. Throughout my 15 years in psychiatry, I've had no greater joy than to see my patients improve. It's never too late to get help.
(512) 675-6373 View (512) 675-6373
Photo of Julie Laurenzo, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
Julie Laurenzo
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! - If you still see your negative past experiences affecting your present life, I can help you learn to process your thoughts, navigate life transitions, and accept change. Maybe you’ve felt ongoing anxiety or depression, and you know there’s a better version of you that you want to unlock. Maybe your relationships aren’t as fulfilling as you’d like. I understand what this is like, and my mission is to act as your companion, guiding you through new ideas and methods that can help you feel better.
Now accepting new clients! - If you still see your negative past experiences affecting your present life, I can help you learn to process your thoughts, navigate life transitions, and accept change. Maybe you’ve felt ongoing anxiety or depression, and you know there’s a better version of you that you want to unlock. Maybe your relationships aren’t as fulfilling as you’d like. I understand what this is like, and my mission is to act as your companion, guiding you through new ideas and methods that can help you feel better.
(512) 714-2896 View (512) 714-2896
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Joan Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
I am a licensed clinical social worker interested in working with individuals who are seeking to recover from past, or work through current, traumatic or troublesome relationships or life events. My goal is to create safe, but progressive pacing to help you discover and strengthen your own internal resources to help you effect the change you wish for. An additional goal is to help you solidify your own sense of self and to learn to assert your needs while protecting important relationships.
I am a licensed clinical social worker interested in working with individuals who are seeking to recover from past, or work through current, traumatic or troublesome relationships or life events. My goal is to create safe, but progressive pacing to help you discover and strengthen your own internal resources to help you effect the change you wish for. An additional goal is to help you solidify your own sense of self and to learn to assert your needs while protecting important relationships.
(512) 337-4549 View (512) 337-4549
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Drew Dubcak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDC
Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m so excited that you’re here and making the decision to take charge of your life and work towards overall healing! It’s okay if you’re unsure about counseling or where to start because I’ll walk beside you and help you navigate it all--wherever you are in your journey. I guide adults, young adults, and teens through struggles such as eating disorders, life transitions, anxiety, social or work stress, depression, chronic illness, family of origin issues, exploring identity, and healing from trauma.
I’m so excited that you’re here and making the decision to take charge of your life and work towards overall healing! It’s okay if you’re unsure about counseling or where to start because I’ll walk beside you and help you navigate it all--wherever you are in your journey. I guide adults, young adults, and teens through struggles such as eating disorders, life transitions, anxiety, social or work stress, depression, chronic illness, family of origin issues, exploring identity, and healing from trauma.
(737) 204-6424 View (737) 204-6424
Photo of Kara A Bell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Kara A Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78722  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Availability starts January 15, 2024. Being a teenager can be challenging, especially during a pandemic. Being isolated from friends, spending more time at home and going back to school are just a few stressors. I have learned through my own personal experiences, what it looks like to listen to a persons issues, needs and goals. I have experience both in my professional career as well as through my own mental health journey what it means to be a person who actively listens. I understand there are times when insight is needed but there is also value in having someone simply listen.
Availability starts January 15, 2024. Being a teenager can be challenging, especially during a pandemic. Being isolated from friends, spending more time at home and going back to school are just a few stressors. I have learned through my own personal experiences, what it looks like to listen to a persons issues, needs and goals. I have experience both in my professional career as well as through my own mental health journey what it means to be a person who actively listens. I understand there are times when insight is needed but there is also value in having someone simply listen.
(737) 250-7561 View (737) 250-7561
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Kammille A Harvey
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NBCC
Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Kammille is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who practices a person centered, integrative counseling approach. While obtaining her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UTSA, she focused on using trauma informed care to support individuals working towards wellness. Kammille has worked with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, however she specializes in working with older adolescents and adults. When working with clients, her main priority is being attuned and flexible to her client’s needs to make sure they get the best possible care.
Kammille is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who practices a person centered, integrative counseling approach. While obtaining her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UTSA, she focused on using trauma informed care to support individuals working towards wellness. Kammille has worked with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, however she specializes in working with older adolescents and adults. When working with clients, her main priority is being attuned and flexible to her client’s needs to make sure they get the best possible care.
(512) 980-1843 View (512) 980-1843
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Louise McDermott, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you need to talk to a professional about specific or reoccurring problems? Do you have some insight into your situation but don't know how to move forward? I will help you gain clarity and choose which actions you can take to improve your life. I enjoy helping you choose a creative or strategic plan of action to address your problems. Together we will identify the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that are keeping you stuck and feeling unfulfilled. If you are ready to gain a new perspective that enables you to move forward, then contact me today.
Do you need to talk to a professional about specific or reoccurring problems? Do you have some insight into your situation but don't know how to move forward? I will help you gain clarity and choose which actions you can take to improve your life. I enjoy helping you choose a creative or strategic plan of action to address your problems. Together we will identify the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that are keeping you stuck and feeling unfulfilled. If you are ready to gain a new perspective that enables you to move forward, then contact me today.
(512) 642-5733 View (512) 642-5733

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Number of Therapists in Austin, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Austin, TX see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Austin?

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.