Therapists in Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX

Photo of Kathryn Whistler Austin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX
Kathryn Whistler Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - My ideal client is someone who is feeling stagnant in their life and longing for more, more meaning, more joy, more balance. I also specialize in working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma that currently effects their ability to build healthy relationships, maintain emotional balance, and/or pursue their goals. I enjoy working with people as they move through life transitions, anything from the loss of a loved one to identity milestones. Additionally, I offer a number of spiritual and energy services that support a holistic approach to healing.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - My ideal client is someone who is feeling stagnant in their life and longing for more, more meaning, more joy, more balance. I also specialize in working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma that currently effects their ability to build healthy relationships, maintain emotional balance, and/or pursue their goals. I enjoy working with people as they move through life transitions, anything from the loss of a loved one to identity milestones. Additionally, I offer a number of spiritual and energy services that support a holistic approach to healing.
(202) 499-7359 View (202) 499-7359
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Kirsten A. Brunner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739  (Online Only)
I believe that it takes tremendous courage for an individual to reach out for counseling. People often take this step when they are feeling stuck or stagnant, unable to find relief and solutions on their own. I view my work with my clients as a partnership: I bring clinical knowledge and experience to the alliance and my clients bring their strengths, their inner wisdom, and their readiness to explore. While working together I provide a safe, comfortable and informative environment in which the client can find healing, seek solutions and create strategies that will bring about lasting change.
I believe that it takes tremendous courage for an individual to reach out for counseling. People often take this step when they are feeling stuck or stagnant, unable to find relief and solutions on their own. I view my work with my clients as a partnership: I bring clinical knowledge and experience to the alliance and my clients bring their strengths, their inner wisdom, and their readiness to explore. While working together I provide a safe, comfortable and informative environment in which the client can find healing, seek solutions and create strategies that will bring about lasting change.
(512) 337-3983 View (512) 337-3983
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Elizabeth Dossman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739  (Online Only)
A variety of approaches and techniques can be productive in the self-discovery process. My first priority is to create a comfortable setting – regardless of geography – that makes each individual at ease in sharing his or her significant life experiences. A feeling of respect, non judgmental attitude and positive regard will be felt when meeting with me. With this atmosphere set, the ability to develop new perspectives, coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills will prosper. I will help you transform your thinking in a way that enables you to find new purpose, deeper meaning and a more authentic relationship.
A variety of approaches and techniques can be productive in the self-discovery process. My first priority is to create a comfortable setting – regardless of geography – that makes each individual at ease in sharing his or her significant life experiences. A feeling of respect, non judgmental attitude and positive regard will be felt when meeting with me. With this atmosphere set, the ability to develop new perspectives, coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills will prosper. I will help you transform your thinking in a way that enables you to find new purpose, deeper meaning and a more authentic relationship.
(512) 410-1283 View (512) 410-1283
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Sarah Arnold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
10 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739  (Online Only)
Let's face it, life gets messy. At one point or another, we've all asked ourselves the questions; how did I get here or how will I get through this? Whether it's a shaky relationship, a difficult life transition or just a need to have someone to confide in, I believe that the broken places in our hearts can be healed and you can write a life story that you are proud to live.
Let's face it, life gets messy. At one point or another, we've all asked ourselves the questions; how did I get here or how will I get through this? Whether it's a shaky relationship, a difficult life transition or just a need to have someone to confide in, I believe that the broken places in our hearts can be healed and you can write a life story that you are proud to live.
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Richard Scott Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
I've provided and supervised counseling services for over 30 years in a variety of settings with all age groups. My experience and training has convinced me of several things i.e., relationships define our sense of self; we look to our relationships for comfort and safety; when we are validated we function better and these important relationships support our continued growth and well-being. I believe successful counseling is a commitment to create a safe place that allows each person to communicate their needs at a deeper, more genuine level, and practice more effective ways of relating to others.
I've provided and supervised counseling services for over 30 years in a variety of settings with all age groups. My experience and training has convinced me of several things i.e., relationships define our sense of self; we look to our relationships for comfort and safety; when we are validated we function better and these important relationships support our continued growth and well-being. I believe successful counseling is a commitment to create a safe place that allows each person to communicate their needs at a deeper, more genuine level, and practice more effective ways of relating to others.
(512) 648-5681 View (512) 648-5681
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Rohr Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
I believe we all thrive on healthy connections with others. Sometimes we need help repairing and facilitating our relationships. Sometimes we need to clarify what is working and not working in our lives. I offer an environment where motivated couples and individuals are able to freely express themselves, while gaining insight into their lives. I have a particular interest in working with people experiencing a Cancer Diagnosis, including partners, family members and caregivers. I am willing to help process the complicated emotions and feelings accompanying this illness.
I believe we all thrive on healthy connections with others. Sometimes we need help repairing and facilitating our relationships. Sometimes we need to clarify what is working and not working in our lives. I offer an environment where motivated couples and individuals are able to freely express themselves, while gaining insight into their lives. I have a particular interest in working with people experiencing a Cancer Diagnosis, including partners, family members and caregivers. I am willing to help process the complicated emotions and feelings accompanying this illness.
(512) 648-5258 View (512) 648-5258
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Sharon K Bien
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, EMDR
Verified
4 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with difficult relationships or encountering difficult people in your life? Maybe you are having a hard time setting boundaries or people in your world are not respecting the boundaries you set. Are you looking for quality relationships with quality people but you seem to keep finding the same issues? It's time to look at those patterns! I want to help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. And understand how those patterns developed and what you can do now to change them.
Are you dealing with difficult relationships or encountering difficult people in your life? Maybe you are having a hard time setting boundaries or people in your world are not respecting the boundaries you set. Are you looking for quality relationships with quality people but you seem to keep finding the same issues? It's time to look at those patterns! I want to help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. And understand how those patterns developed and what you can do now to change them.
(512) 761-6609 View (512) 761-6609
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Scott Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP
Verified
14 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking to connect with what gives you pleasure in life? You may be seeking help with depression, anxiety, or difficult relationships. Many people suffer through years of painful or problematic experiences that interfere with their lives. We can understand together what may get in the way internally and externally of satisfying personal lives & relationships. Often these can be symptoms of negative thinking, painful relationships, or misdirected emotions. Research shows talking to a trained professional can be very helpful. Working together can make you less overwhelmed, improve life decisions, and develop a sense of freedom and authenticity with both yourself and others.
Are you looking to connect with what gives you pleasure in life? You may be seeking help with depression, anxiety, or difficult relationships. Many people suffer through years of painful or problematic experiences that interfere with their lives. We can understand together what may get in the way internally and externally of satisfying personal lives & relationships. Often these can be symptoms of negative thinking, painful relationships, or misdirected emotions. Research shows talking to a trained professional can be very helpful. Working together can make you less overwhelmed, improve life decisions, and develop a sense of freedom and authenticity with both yourself and others.
(512) 843-0598 View (512) 843-0598
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Cynthia S Penwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
My ideal client is one who is ready to begin the journey towards a better functioning family, and/or a happier life. That person wishes to move through their past experiences and begin the healing process. My ideal client understands that sometimes healing requires a level of discomfort and feels ready to experience this in a safe environment. My ideal client has likely been uncomfortable before. That person is ready to feel safe a find the strength to provide connection with this clinician needed for goals like improved intimacy, decreased sadness or motivation, work-life balance, couples, family of origin issues, and trauma.
My ideal client is one who is ready to begin the journey towards a better functioning family, and/or a happier life. That person wishes to move through their past experiences and begin the healing process. My ideal client understands that sometimes healing requires a level of discomfort and feels ready to experience this in a safe environment. My ideal client has likely been uncomfortable before. That person is ready to feel safe a find the strength to provide connection with this clinician needed for goals like improved intimacy, decreased sadness or motivation, work-life balance, couples, family of origin issues, and trauma.
(512) 642-8646 View (512) 642-8646
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Mike Brooks
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
Yearning for a life beyond anxiety, depression, stress, or relationship struggles? Longing for change but feel stuck? I'm here to help. When working with you, I use evidence-based therapy techniques - approaches grounded in science that have been proven to work. Yet, I believe therapy is a collaborative journey, not a one-sided prescription. I aim to be your partner in the change process, empowering you to harness your inherent strengths and resources. Together, we'll convert your challenges into catalysts for growth, guiding you towards greater fulfilment and life satisfaction. Your journey of meaningful transformation starts here.
Yearning for a life beyond anxiety, depression, stress, or relationship struggles? Longing for change but feel stuck? I'm here to help. When working with you, I use evidence-based therapy techniques - approaches grounded in science that have been proven to work. Yet, I believe therapy is a collaborative journey, not a one-sided prescription. I aim to be your partner in the change process, empowering you to harness your inherent strengths and resources. Together, we'll convert your challenges into catalysts for growth, guiding you towards greater fulfilment and life satisfaction. Your journey of meaningful transformation starts here.
(361) 332-4038 View (361) 332-4038
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Respark Therapy & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST, AASECT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
Need an expert? Struggling with your relationships or sexuality? I'm an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Relationship Specialist. Maybe you have difficulties communicating about relationships or sex. Lacking desire or skills in your relationship can be frustrating but there is hope. Respark Therapy has 8 therapists with flexible schedules and fees. All therapists are highly trained, confident professionals. Discussing intimacy is sometimes scary, especially if don't have the language to talk about it. Together we can work toward gaining confidence, rebuilding trust, and learning new techniques to light the fire.
Need an expert? Struggling with your relationships or sexuality? I'm an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Relationship Specialist. Maybe you have difficulties communicating about relationships or sex. Lacking desire or skills in your relationship can be frustrating but there is hope. Respark Therapy has 8 therapists with flexible schedules and fees. All therapists are highly trained, confident professionals. Discussing intimacy is sometimes scary, especially if don't have the language to talk about it. Together we can work toward gaining confidence, rebuilding trust, and learning new techniques to light the fire.
(512) 960-1682 View (512) 960-1682
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South Austin Counseling Services, PC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
Are you feeling stuck or immobilized by fears or indecision in your life and relationships? Are you hurting from loss or disappointment? Do you feel like happiness, peace and satisfaction in life are beyond your reach? Do you find yourself repeating ineffective patterns of relating? Do you question your own value, strengths and capabilities? At South Austin Counseling Services, PC (SACS), we are passionate about working with children, teens, men and women who are trying to get through difficult issues such as life challenges, perfectionism, mood and/or anxiety challenges, complex relationships, and traumatic experiences.
Are you feeling stuck or immobilized by fears or indecision in your life and relationships? Are you hurting from loss or disappointment? Do you feel like happiness, peace and satisfaction in life are beyond your reach? Do you find yourself repeating ineffective patterns of relating? Do you question your own value, strengths and capabilities? At South Austin Counseling Services, PC (SACS), we are passionate about working with children, teens, men and women who are trying to get through difficult issues such as life challenges, perfectionism, mood and/or anxiety challenges, complex relationships, and traumatic experiences.
(512) 648-5249 View (512) 648-5249
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Juliana 'Julie' Guirguis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
Not accepting new clients
**Currently I do not have schedule availability for new clients** My goal is to guide you through life's ups and downs. I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, mood challenges, substance use, life stressors and cultural challenges. I believe in collaborating with you as you are ultimately the expert on your life.
**Currently I do not have schedule availability for new clients** My goal is to guide you through life's ups and downs. I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, mood challenges, substance use, life stressors and cultural challenges. I believe in collaborating with you as you are ultimately the expert on your life.
(512) 270-6511 View (512) 270-6511
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Kelly Duke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
The struggle is real! Life can be challenging, overwhelming, and at times, just plain difficult. The good news is, it does not have to be and you don't have to go it alone. My approach is to offer compassionate support in a nonjudgmental and empowering environment in which you are the expert on your experiences. The goal of therapy, I hope, is to empower you to appropriately deal with life events, reduce stress, and experience personal growth. I also hope therapy will allow for increased feelings of self worth, satisfaction in relationships and will lead to a more fulfilling life.
The struggle is real! Life can be challenging, overwhelming, and at times, just plain difficult. The good news is, it does not have to be and you don't have to go it alone. My approach is to offer compassionate support in a nonjudgmental and empowering environment in which you are the expert on your experiences. The goal of therapy, I hope, is to empower you to appropriately deal with life events, reduce stress, and experience personal growth. I also hope therapy will allow for increased feelings of self worth, satisfaction in relationships and will lead to a more fulfilling life.
(512) 842-4274 View (512) 842-4274
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Emily Griffiths
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739  (Online Only)
As a creative person or entrepreneur, you may suffer from a great deal of anxiety, depression, stress and isolation. Anger, imposter syndrome, and irritability may be a problem for you as well. While we work on your issues, we also work on your goals and ideas for a better future. Previous or current addictions, and broken relationships are often present in our work together. Who you were yesterday is not who you are today. You can heal your past, and create a clear vision for your path ahead. We work together to set you free.
As a creative person or entrepreneur, you may suffer from a great deal of anxiety, depression, stress and isolation. Anger, imposter syndrome, and irritability may be a problem for you as well. While we work on your issues, we also work on your goals and ideas for a better future. Previous or current addictions, and broken relationships are often present in our work together. Who you were yesterday is not who you are today. You can heal your past, and create a clear vision for your path ahead. We work together to set you free.
(512) 607-9487 View (512) 607-9487
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Justin Gardner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
14 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
Looking to feel more whole? To address inner conflict and live with greater joy and integrity despite the challenges and viscitudes of life? Together, we will help you find greater connection with your own inner guidance and resources, develop more skillful boundaries and more productive habits and awaken a deeper capacity for relational intimacy with this Life flowing in and around you. Trauma and loss, depression and anxiety, relational conflict, past mistakes and addictions don't have to create a lifelong sentence limiting your life's unique potential. I'm here to assist in your journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriving.
Looking to feel more whole? To address inner conflict and live with greater joy and integrity despite the challenges and viscitudes of life? Together, we will help you find greater connection with your own inner guidance and resources, develop more skillful boundaries and more productive habits and awaken a deeper capacity for relational intimacy with this Life flowing in and around you. Trauma and loss, depression and anxiety, relational conflict, past mistakes and addictions don't have to create a lifelong sentence limiting your life's unique potential. I'm here to assist in your journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriving.
(512) 368-7408 View (512) 368-7408
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Jason Hewitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
Feeling stressed, anxious, on edge, not allowing yourself to feel happy for fear of the next bad thing that might happen. Highly sensitive, you get hurt easily and the emotions take over leaving you doubting yourself and not able to trust others. It’s getting in the way of your life and your relationships. Trying to avoid it, keep yourself busy, or think your way out of it isn’t working. Your insecurity tells you to put others first, but then you feel used or taken for granted. You so want to be seen, heard, and acknowledged.
Feeling stressed, anxious, on edge, not allowing yourself to feel happy for fear of the next bad thing that might happen. Highly sensitive, you get hurt easily and the emotions take over leaving you doubting yourself and not able to trust others. It’s getting in the way of your life and your relationships. Trying to avoid it, keep yourself busy, or think your way out of it isn’t working. Your insecurity tells you to put others first, but then you feel used or taken for granted. You so want to be seen, heard, and acknowledged.
(512) 872-5531 View (512) 872-5531
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Lynda Keen, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
Hi, I'm Lynda and I truly feel that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point. I work with depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, trauma (to name a few). Life can be hard sometimes and different stages of life brings different challenges and maybe you just need a little help to get back on track or maybe you have greater needs. Talking with someone can help put things into perspective, focusing on your strengths we can work to find your answers. I offer flexible session arrangements including in-office & online options for. Give me a call, tell me what you're struggling with and together, lets find your good place again.
Hi, I'm Lynda and I truly feel that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point. I work with depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, trauma (to name a few). Life can be hard sometimes and different stages of life brings different challenges and maybe you just need a little help to get back on track or maybe you have greater needs. Talking with someone can help put things into perspective, focusing on your strengths we can work to find your answers. I offer flexible session arrangements including in-office & online options for. Give me a call, tell me what you're struggling with and together, lets find your good place again.
(512) 470-8203 View (512) 470-8203
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Elayne Lansford
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
Not accepting new clients
Having practiced for nearly 45 years, I consider it a pleasure and a privilege to see those who choose to work with me. I am a generalist who enjoys working with a wide range of people. My main areas of expertise include couples therapy, relationship issues, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, coping with chronic illnesses, grief and loss, life transitions, and trauma.
Having practiced for nearly 45 years, I consider it a pleasure and a privilege to see those who choose to work with me. I am a generalist who enjoys working with a wide range of people. My main areas of expertise include couples therapy, relationship issues, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, coping with chronic illnesses, grief and loss, life transitions, and trauma.
(512) 549-2023 View (512) 549-2023
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Diana Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX 78739
I help clients who have have become stuck or unable to connect with others or themselves. My ideal client is someone is experiencing a transitional life crisis due to anxiety, loss, trauma, and relationships. My insight-oriented approach to therapy will help you reconceptualize past experiences so that you can create a new framework for yourself and your life. Whatever issues you present, we will work together to improve your current situation and enhance your lifelong resiliency.
I help clients who have have become stuck or unable to connect with others or themselves. My ideal client is someone is experiencing a transitional life crisis due to anxiety, loss, trauma, and relationships. My insight-oriented approach to therapy will help you reconceptualize past experiences so that you can create a new framework for yourself and your life. Whatever issues you present, we will work together to improve your current situation and enhance your lifelong resiliency.
(512) 605-1707 View (512) 605-1707

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
81% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
62% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Circle C Ranch, 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.