Therapists in Barton Hills, Austin, TX

Photo of Trenton Kowalczuk, Pre-Licensed Professional in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Trenton Kowalczuk
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
NOW accepting new clients! Virtual, In-person, and Walk and Talk! You’re doing everything that’s supposed to make your life feel right. Yet, despite your accomplishments, you still feel a sense of unease or discomfort deep within. It's so confusing and leaves you feeling stuck. You follow all the “rules”. You’re checking all the boxes. You’re hustling. You're achieving. “If I just get this… things will be complete and then I’ll be happy.” This thinking has allowed you to be incredibly successful by society’s standards- but life still feels incomplete. Things can’t keep going on like this. Something has to change.
NOW accepting new clients! Virtual, In-person, and Walk and Talk! You’re doing everything that’s supposed to make your life feel right. Yet, despite your accomplishments, you still feel a sense of unease or discomfort deep within. It's so confusing and leaves you feeling stuck. You follow all the “rules”. You’re checking all the boxes. You’re hustling. You're achieving. “If I just get this… things will be complete and then I’ll be happy.” This thinking has allowed you to be incredibly successful by society’s standards- but life still feels incomplete. Things can’t keep going on like this. Something has to change.
(512) 982-0754 View (512) 982-0754
Photo of Trent Schmiedehaus, LCSW-S, SEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Trent Schmiedehaus, LCSW-S, SEP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is based first and foremost on offering you a safe, supportive space in which you can feel free to explore, change and heal. By examining your direct experience, we can observe the habitual reactions, limitations, and outdated stories that prevent you from feeling the full richness of life. Engaging your moment to moment experience will allow you to develop a full appreciation of who you are, and move you toward the life you want to live.
My approach is based first and foremost on offering you a safe, supportive space in which you can feel free to explore, change and heal. By examining your direct experience, we can observe the habitual reactions, limitations, and outdated stories that prevent you from feeling the full richness of life. Engaging your moment to moment experience will allow you to develop a full appreciation of who you are, and move you toward the life you want to live.
(512) 271-4876 View (512) 271-4876
Photo of Kitty Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Kitty Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy providing practical tools to help you navigate through life's inevitable losses and other challenges. I think of myself as a guide, assisting folks through stuck places or daunting challenges, allowing them to increase resilience and personal empowerment. We are living in fascinating times, which can be both exhilarating and terrifying. I encourage embracing the sometimes messy entirety of what life rolls out for each individual.
I enjoy providing practical tools to help you navigate through life's inevitable losses and other challenges. I think of myself as a guide, assisting folks through stuck places or daunting challenges, allowing them to increase resilience and personal empowerment. We are living in fascinating times, which can be both exhilarating and terrifying. I encourage embracing the sometimes messy entirety of what life rolls out for each individual.
(512) 649-0026 View (512) 649-0026
Photo of Pamela Steele, Licensed Professional Counselor in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Pamela Steele
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
Breathe... Now breathe again. Let go of negative emotions and thoughts, and allow more of what you really, really want. No matter what obstacles are presenting in your life experience right now, we can begin an integrative journey together, with a simple breath. Feelings and emotions are true indicators to help guide you to what you want more of in life. We can focus and become more aware of choices and positive options, and ultimately remove self-limiting beliefs. We can learn to make decisions with more clarity and awareness, leading you to a more joyful and fuller life.
Breathe... Now breathe again. Let go of negative emotions and thoughts, and allow more of what you really, really want. No matter what obstacles are presenting in your life experience right now, we can begin an integrative journey together, with a simple breath. Feelings and emotions are true indicators to help guide you to what you want more of in life. We can focus and become more aware of choices and positive options, and ultimately remove self-limiting beliefs. We can learn to make decisions with more clarity and awareness, leading you to a more joyful and fuller life.
(512) 882-1766 View (512) 882-1766
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Rechele Mays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , C-DBT
Verified Verified
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Therapy offers a chance to learn new ways to cope with emotionally charged life challenges & process the things in life that keep us stuck. In our sessions, I'll help you identify & challenge self-defeating patterns that leave you stuck, unsatisfied, & less than your best. We'll develop a plan based on your needs & what you want out of therapy. I offer a supportive, nonjudgemental space for you to reflect, process, & grow. My approach is strength based, interactive, & collaborative, & I believe that authenticity, respect, & a sense of humor all contribute to a strong therapeutic relationship.
Therapy offers a chance to learn new ways to cope with emotionally charged life challenges & process the things in life that keep us stuck. In our sessions, I'll help you identify & challenge self-defeating patterns that leave you stuck, unsatisfied, & less than your best. We'll develop a plan based on your needs & what you want out of therapy. I offer a supportive, nonjudgemental space for you to reflect, process, & grow. My approach is strength based, interactive, & collaborative, & I believe that authenticity, respect, & a sense of humor all contribute to a strong therapeutic relationship.
(501) 557-0808 View (501) 557-0808
Photo of Kathryn Wolf, Licensed Professional Counselor in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Kathryn Wolf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78704
You find yourself frustrated within your relationships and can't understand why. You feel burnt out and in a rut. Your routine is inconsistent and every day feels unsteady. You move quickly past the mirror or stare too long at yourself in it, picking apart pieces of your body you're unhappy with. You want consistency, stability and to feel confident in your body. I know where you're at. I know it’s scary, but it gets less scary. I can offer you tools to utilize daily to bring you from watching your life happen, to experiencing it.
You find yourself frustrated within your relationships and can't understand why. You feel burnt out and in a rut. Your routine is inconsistent and every day feels unsteady. You move quickly past the mirror or stare too long at yourself in it, picking apart pieces of your body you're unhappy with. You want consistency, stability and to feel confident in your body. I know where you're at. I know it’s scary, but it gets less scary. I can offer you tools to utilize daily to bring you from watching your life happen, to experiencing it.
(214) 444-3660 View (214) 444-3660
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Craig Kern
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
For those who are seeking a compassionate therapeutic relationship as they move through their lifespan. Clients age 10 and up. Individuals, Couples and Families. LGBQT+. Experiential therapy with collaboration and guidance with an intention towards growth, healing, and wholesomeness. Provides Internal Family Systems Therapy, EMDR, Nonviolent Communication. Accepting Insurance: BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Humana, United HealthCare, Beacon Health. Office hours are M-F 11am-5pm and evening appts. available Wednesdays and Thursdays until 9pm. Video conferencing available.
For those who are seeking a compassionate therapeutic relationship as they move through their lifespan. Clients age 10 and up. Individuals, Couples and Families. LGBQT+. Experiential therapy with collaboration and guidance with an intention towards growth, healing, and wholesomeness. Provides Internal Family Systems Therapy, EMDR, Nonviolent Communication. Accepting Insurance: BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Humana, United HealthCare, Beacon Health. Office hours are M-F 11am-5pm and evening appts. available Wednesdays and Thursdays until 9pm. Video conferencing available.
(737) 204-1953 View (737) 204-1953
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Christine Shuck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
Welcome. If you are looking for a therapist who will hear you, see you, and accept you, then I'm glad you found me. Yes, even the prickly, tearful, angry, closed-off, "I don't know where to start," sides of you. I provide safe space for adult individuals who need to process some overwhelming, confusing, or traumatic stuff. (I have a deep understanding for emotional abuses such as gaslighting, shaming, victimization, and blaming. I will believe you.) My strengths are: empathy, compassion, curiosity, and empowerment. My core values are: honesty, trust, authenticity, and safety.
Welcome. If you are looking for a therapist who will hear you, see you, and accept you, then I'm glad you found me. Yes, even the prickly, tearful, angry, closed-off, "I don't know where to start," sides of you. I provide safe space for adult individuals who need to process some overwhelming, confusing, or traumatic stuff. (I have a deep understanding for emotional abuses such as gaslighting, shaming, victimization, and blaming. I will believe you.) My strengths are: empathy, compassion, curiosity, and empowerment. My core values are: honesty, trust, authenticity, and safety.
(512) 572-4028 View (512) 572-4028
Photo of Madison Holloway, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Madison Holloway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
Do you struggle with unstable moods or negative thoughts you wish you could simply make go away? Wanting those dark thoughts to change, or hoping to run away from them, is completely normal. But avoiding those thoughts can leave us even more stressed, irritable, and disconnected from our loved ones. I promote compassion, honesty, and empowerment while working with clients who struggle with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I’m especially passionate about helping adolescents, young adults, and LGBTQ+ individuals struggling with mood, personality, and eating disorders.
Do you struggle with unstable moods or negative thoughts you wish you could simply make go away? Wanting those dark thoughts to change, or hoping to run away from them, is completely normal. But avoiding those thoughts can leave us even more stressed, irritable, and disconnected from our loved ones. I promote compassion, honesty, and empowerment while working with clients who struggle with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I’m especially passionate about helping adolescents, young adults, and LGBTQ+ individuals struggling with mood, personality, and eating disorders.
(512) 931-3811 View (512) 931-3811
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Respark Therapy & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST, AASECT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
Need a Certified Sex Therapist or Couple's Therapist? Having relationship issues? Feeling disconnected or is the spark gone? If you have questions, we can help. We work with individuals and couples who are struggling with their relationships and/or sexuality. Together we can resolve conflicts and light the fire by learning practical tools that will stick. Whether it's constant conflict or difficulty connecting, there is hope. We help clients gain confidence, rebuild trust, and find passion and meaning in their relationships and lives. We are non-judgmental and affirming to all lifestyles, orientations, and relationship practices.
Need a Certified Sex Therapist or Couple's Therapist? Having relationship issues? Feeling disconnected or is the spark gone? If you have questions, we can help. We work with individuals and couples who are struggling with their relationships and/or sexuality. Together we can resolve conflicts and light the fire by learning practical tools that will stick. Whether it's constant conflict or difficulty connecting, there is hope. We help clients gain confidence, rebuild trust, and find passion and meaning in their relationships and lives. We are non-judgmental and affirming to all lifestyles, orientations, and relationship practices.
(512) 337-4754 View (512) 337-4754
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Marci Weinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
I want each and every client I work with to feel safe and comfortable sharing their authentic self free from judgement. I am client-centered and my intervention strategies and treatment plans are catered to each individual. I have a very holistic approach to therapy and am committed to helping my clients create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I want each person I work with to feel like they are moving towards contentment and experiencing each day as a blessing, not a curse. Together we will discuss your concerns and feelings. I will join you on this path of life, deciphering what matters most and what needs to be let go of.
I want each and every client I work with to feel safe and comfortable sharing their authentic self free from judgement. I am client-centered and my intervention strategies and treatment plans are catered to each individual. I have a very holistic approach to therapy and am committed to helping my clients create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I want each person I work with to feel like they are moving towards contentment and experiencing each day as a blessing, not a curse. Together we will discuss your concerns and feelings. I will join you on this path of life, deciphering what matters most and what needs to be let go of.
(737) 232-6028 View (737) 232-6028
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Julie Schiffman
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! - Are you looking for a therapist who can help you reframe negative thoughts or process and heal trauma? If you still see your negative past experiences affecting your present life, I can help you learn to manage 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! - Are you looking for a therapist who can help you reframe negative thoughts or process and heal trauma? If you still see your negative past experiences affecting your present life, I can help you learn to manage 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
Photo of Patrick Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Patrick Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCDC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
No one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves - Carl Rogers. My view is that you are the only expert on your life; your story is unique and deserves to be heard. I remain committed to understanding the expressions of who you are and who you want to be in supporting you toward your own personal growth and fulfillment. I envision my role as a collaborator with you in supporting your further understanding of self.
No one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves - Carl Rogers. My view is that you are the only expert on your life; your story is unique and deserves to be heard. I remain committed to understanding the expressions of who you are and who you want to be in supporting you toward your own personal growth and fulfillment. I envision my role as a collaborator with you in supporting your further understanding of self.
(737) 338-3252 View (737) 338-3252
Photo of Christine Fernandez, Pre-Licensed Professional in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Christine Fernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
In this moment, it feels like life has hit a standstill—be it in school, work, or relationships. Things don't quite resonate as they once did, and thoughts of the past, your strengths, and what propelled you forward occupy your mind. It seems others struggle to grasp your experiences, making communicating your needs feel daunting. Yet, within this pause, there's an opportunity for gentle exploration and understanding. Together, we can navigate these feelings, uncover hidden strengths, and rebuild connections, fostering a path toward personal growth and renewed fulfillment.
In this moment, it feels like life has hit a standstill—be it in school, work, or relationships. Things don't quite resonate as they once did, and thoughts of the past, your strengths, and what propelled you forward occupy your mind. It seems others struggle to grasp your experiences, making communicating your needs feel daunting. Yet, within this pause, there's an opportunity for gentle exploration and understanding. Together, we can navigate these feelings, uncover hidden strengths, and rebuild connections, fostering a path toward personal growth and renewed fulfillment.
(737) 302-6937 View (737) 302-6937
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Kimber Achorn
LPC
Verified Verified
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
Are your relationships unsatisfactory? Do you find it hard to express, or even be, yourself with your loved ones? Is it you? Is it them? We all need a safe space to be able to work through: relationship challenges, painful experiences, and to uncover unknown truths about ourselves.
Are your relationships unsatisfactory? Do you find it hard to express, or even be, yourself with your loved ones? Is it you? Is it them? We all need a safe space to be able to work through: relationship challenges, painful experiences, and to uncover unknown truths about ourselves.
(512) 488-1529 View (512) 488-1529
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Charlotte Morrow Mcclure
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
You may be wanting to understand how life choices contribute to your feelings day to day. Imago Relationship Therapy and Gottman Relationship Therapy can often offer new possibilities for your relationship. Ego State understanding of varied responses you may have to the same issue may be improved. Brene Brown's life view information is useful, too.Trauma and other difficult experiences can be improved with EMDR and Trauma Resource Model. Learning various relaxation techniques such as EFT and Heartmath can be helpful. And, new info on the neurobiology of the brain can expand your self understanding.
You may be wanting to understand how life choices contribute to your feelings day to day. Imago Relationship Therapy and Gottman Relationship Therapy can often offer new possibilities for your relationship. Ego State understanding of varied responses you may have to the same issue may be improved. Brene Brown's life view information is useful, too.Trauma and other difficult experiences can be improved with EMDR and Trauma Resource Model. Learning various relaxation techniques such as EFT and Heartmath can be helpful. And, new info on the neurobiology of the brain can expand your self understanding.
(512) 645-2730 View (512) 645-2730
Photo of Daniela Maldonado Garza, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Daniela Maldonado Garza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
I am passionate about helping people in different stages of life. I work with teenagers and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, self-esteem, identity issues, etc. I believe in being trauma informed, having unconditional positive regard, and meeting the client where they are in their healing journey. I prioritize human connection and creating a space where healing and growth can happen through mutual and collaborative trust, empathy, and respect.
I am passionate about helping people in different stages of life. I work with teenagers and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, self-esteem, identity issues, etc. I believe in being trauma informed, having unconditional positive regard, and meeting the client where they are in their healing journey. I prioritize human connection and creating a space where healing and growth can happen through mutual and collaborative trust, empathy, and respect.
(512) 856-9652 View (512) 856-9652
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Kathryn Garland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CEDS-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
I am a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist as well as certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor, who incorporates relational and intuitive methods in order to create a safe space and working alliance. I specialize in working with adults and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, relational wounds, as well as disordered eating and body image issues. Therapy is a collaborative exploration that requires both curiosity and trust. In working together, we will examine barriers to growth, difficulty with transitions, and overcoming fears, in order to facilitate lasting change.
I am a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist as well as certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor, who incorporates relational and intuitive methods in order to create a safe space and working alliance. I specialize in working with adults and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, relational wounds, as well as disordered eating and body image issues. Therapy is a collaborative exploration that requires both curiosity and trust. In working together, we will examine barriers to growth, difficulty with transitions, and overcoming fears, in order to facilitate lasting change.
(512) 883-3805 View (512) 883-3805
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Jane S Flynn LPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
Struggling with your adolescent or teenager? It is vital that parents understand their teen's behavior rather than merely react to it. Working with me, your child will learn about themselves. They will discover their obstacles, and develop the inner strength and skills to make changes in themselves, It is immensely important for teens to have a neutral person to vent to, and teach them useful techniques to address their challenges. Teens experience many stressors which can lead to various issues that impact the entire family and many can be treated in therapy.
Struggling with your adolescent or teenager? It is vital that parents understand their teen's behavior rather than merely react to it. Working with me, your child will learn about themselves. They will discover their obstacles, and develop the inner strength and skills to make changes in themselves, It is immensely important for teens to have a neutral person to vent to, and teach them useful techniques to address their challenges. Teens experience many stressors which can lead to various issues that impact the entire family and many can be treated in therapy.
(512) 537-8572 View (512) 537-8572
Photo of Mauricio J Mendoza, LPC Associate in Barton Hills, Austin, TX
Mauricio J Mendoza
LPC Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Barton Hills, Austin, TX 78746
If you've reached this part of my profile, it signals that you're ready—ready to befriend yourself, dive deeper, address long overdue pain, acquire new skills, find comfort in your own skin, and perhaps, release some pent-up emotions. Whether your relationships are on shaky ground, life feels like it should be different, or you've recently faced a terrible event, I understand that life is challenging. If you're navigating experiences that don't seem quite fair, feel overwhelming, or leave you with a sense of life's cruelty, I'm here to support you through it.
If you've reached this part of my profile, it signals that you're ready—ready to befriend yourself, dive deeper, address long overdue pain, acquire new skills, find comfort in your own skin, and perhaps, release some pent-up emotions. Whether your relationships are on shaky ground, life feels like it should be different, or you've recently faced a terrible event, I understand that life is challenging. If you're navigating experiences that don't seem quite fair, feel overwhelming, or leave you with a sense of life's cruelty, I'm here to support you through it.
(512) 881-9806 View (512) 881-9806

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Number of Therapists in Barton Hills, Austin, TX

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Barton Hills, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Life Transitions
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Barton Hills, Austin, TX see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Barton Hills, 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.

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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.