Therapists in Downtown, Austin, TX

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Shirley Power
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
As a professional counselor, I'm dedicated to helping individuals find the power to change their life. My duty as the counselor is to develop a positive, judgment-free, supportive therapeutic relationship, as well as create a safe environment for clients to share comfortably and begin the healing process. I am able to help through using a variety of theoretical approaches and techniques that compliment the morals, values and beliefs held by clients, their partner/s, their children, and/or their family.
As a professional counselor, I'm dedicated to helping individuals find the power to change their life. My duty as the counselor is to develop a positive, judgment-free, supportive therapeutic relationship, as well as create a safe environment for clients to share comfortably and begin the healing process. I am able to help through using a variety of theoretical approaches and techniques that compliment the morals, values and beliefs held by clients, their partner/s, their children, and/or their family.
(512) 640-2342 View (512) 640-2342
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Sean Isaac Berkley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701
Not accepting new clients
PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Have you reached the point where that self-critical voice in your head seems to be doing more harm than good? Do you long to feel more connected to others, but find it difficult to sustain joyful, thriving, relationships? Are you tired of having anxious thoughts or low mood rob you of experiencing joy in the present moment? Are feelings of sadness over past or recent losses making it hard for you to function as you normally would? Do you sense that healing wounds from the past could liberate you to flourish more now?
PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Have you reached the point where that self-critical voice in your head seems to be doing more harm than good? Do you long to feel more connected to others, but find it difficult to sustain joyful, thriving, relationships? Are you tired of having anxious thoughts or low mood rob you of experiencing joy in the present moment? Are feelings of sadness over past or recent losses making it hard for you to function as you normally would? Do you sense that healing wounds from the past could liberate you to flourish more now?
(512) 843-7028 View (512) 843-7028
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Kristien Hollingsworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78730  (Online Only)
Do you feel like depression and anxiety are only getting harder to cope with as you get older? Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, fatigued, and irritable on a regular basis? Do you keep yourself busy and distracted during the day only to feel the most anxiety, racing thoughts, and panic at night when you lie down? If so, I am here to help! I offer a variety of tools including self regulation, meditation, mindfulness, CBT, belief systems analysis, strengths-based and solution focused approaches. Over 18 years of experience. I am licensed to practice in 5 states. Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. WEEKEND availability!
Do you feel like depression and anxiety are only getting harder to cope with as you get older? Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, fatigued, and irritable on a regular basis? Do you keep yourself busy and distracted during the day only to feel the most anxiety, racing thoughts, and panic at night when you lie down? If so, I am here to help! I offer a variety of tools including self regulation, meditation, mindfulness, CBT, belief systems analysis, strengths-based and solution focused approaches. Over 18 years of experience. I am licensed to practice in 5 states. Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. WEEKEND availability!
(512) 861-6979 View (512) 861-6979
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Robbie Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701
I am a relationally-focused clinician dedicated to helping others reach their full potential. I offer a safe space for anyone to share whatever they need and be whatever they need to be. I am relationally-focused because I believe we can experience greater awareness and understanding of ourselves, others and our struggles from exploring how we experience the past and present relationships in our lives. These struggles can manifest in many different forms which can include anxiety, depression, addiction, and unresolved trauma.
I am a relationally-focused clinician dedicated to helping others reach their full potential. I offer a safe space for anyone to share whatever they need and be whatever they need to be. I am relationally-focused because I believe we can experience greater awareness and understanding of ourselves, others and our struggles from exploring how we experience the past and present relationships in our lives. These struggles can manifest in many different forms which can include anxiety, depression, addiction, and unresolved trauma.
(512) 813-0312 View (512) 813-0312
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Jana Lampman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
I am an empathetic, nurturing, and non-judgmental therapist. I welcome those from all walks of life and embrace cultural diversity. I can be firm and push when needed but also know when to pull back. This is your journey and I am here to give you tools, work through struggles, and provide you support alongside you. By discharge from therapy, my goal is to have provided you a toolbox of coping mechanisms to help you for a lifetime.
I am an empathetic, nurturing, and non-judgmental therapist. I welcome those from all walks of life and embrace cultural diversity. I can be firm and push when needed but also know when to pull back. This is your journey and I am here to give you tools, work through struggles, and provide you support alongside you. By discharge from therapy, my goal is to have provided you a toolbox of coping mechanisms to help you for a lifetime.
(469) 716-5745 View (469) 716-5745
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Katelyn Wilkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701
Hello and welcome! As a therapist, I use a psychodynamic relational approach valuing the unique needs and desires of each client. I strive to foster a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to share their own perspectives and emotions surrounding their past and present life experiences while also identifying, exploring, and challenging self-defeating beliefs. I strive to meet clients where they are in whatever season of life they are in. I also consider how multiple systems of oppression and structural inequalities impact my clients' wellbeing and the concerns they bring forth.
Hello and welcome! As a therapist, I use a psychodynamic relational approach valuing the unique needs and desires of each client. I strive to foster a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to share their own perspectives and emotions surrounding their past and present life experiences while also identifying, exploring, and challenging self-defeating beliefs. I strive to meet clients where they are in whatever season of life they are in. I also consider how multiple systems of oppression and structural inequalities impact my clients' wellbeing and the concerns they bring forth.
(512) 714-3672 View (512) 714-3672
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Capturing Thoughts Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Is This You? Are you up at night, consumed by intrusive thoughts that won't let you rest, researching every bit of information about anxiety, desperately seeking relief? Do you often question your abilities, despite your accomplishments, and feeling like an imposter in your own life? Are you tired of feeling constantly sad or angry, unable to identify the triggers behind these emotions, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and helpless? Life can feel like an uphill battle when anxiety takes over, and those intrusive thoughts become an unwelcome, constant companion.
Is This You? Are you up at night, consumed by intrusive thoughts that won't let you rest, researching every bit of information about anxiety, desperately seeking relief? Do you often question your abilities, despite your accomplishments, and feeling like an imposter in your own life? Are you tired of feeling constantly sad or angry, unable to identify the triggers behind these emotions, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and helpless? Life can feel like an uphill battle when anxiety takes over, and those intrusive thoughts become an unwelcome, constant companion.
(512) 890-0096 View (512) 890-0096
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Thomas Khang Dong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701
I enjoy working with college students, professionals in healthcare, caregivers, singles that are dating/looking to date, single parents, newly divorced or separated, and specifically young adult couples looking to improve their relationships amidst juggling school, work, new baby, or life transitions. I also have a strong interest in helping individuals who struggle with the bi-cultural experience and inter-generational conflicts.
I enjoy working with college students, professionals in healthcare, caregivers, singles that are dating/looking to date, single parents, newly divorced or separated, and specifically young adult couples looking to improve their relationships amidst juggling school, work, new baby, or life transitions. I also have a strong interest in helping individuals who struggle with the bi-cultural experience and inter-generational conflicts.
(737) 204-4001 View (737) 204-4001
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Red Apple Therapy, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701
We believe that mind, body, and spirit are interconnected; we will help you take inventory of your mental health, physical health, and emotional health to find what works for you. When working towards a goal, people struggle with balance; they stop drinking, but start binge eating; end a toxic relationship, begin isolation; gain financial independence, lose family time. We offer alternative therapies for those searching for a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, including creative arts, mindfulness meditation, and logotherapy, the belief that we can find meaning in suffering.
We believe that mind, body, and spirit are interconnected; we will help you take inventory of your mental health, physical health, and emotional health to find what works for you. When working towards a goal, people struggle with balance; they stop drinking, but start binge eating; end a toxic relationship, begin isolation; gain financial independence, lose family time. We offer alternative therapies for those searching for a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, including creative arts, mindfulness meditation, and logotherapy, the belief that we can find meaning in suffering.
(512) 975-2793 View (512) 975-2793
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Samantha Bray
LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with obsessive, intrusive, or disturbing thoughts that seem stuck or looping in your head? Do you find yourself compulsively arguing with "yourself" or doing repetitive behaviors in an urgent effort to bring down your anxiety? Are you beating yourself up for thinking these kinds of thoughts? Often intrusive thoughts can be very scary, violent, and go against the very things you value and hold dear. Sometimes it's very challenging to even say these thoughts out loud! I offer you a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to share what is burdening you. I'll teach you to conquer the OCD bully.
Are you struggling with obsessive, intrusive, or disturbing thoughts that seem stuck or looping in your head? Do you find yourself compulsively arguing with "yourself" or doing repetitive behaviors in an urgent effort to bring down your anxiety? Are you beating yourself up for thinking these kinds of thoughts? Often intrusive thoughts can be very scary, violent, and go against the very things you value and hold dear. Sometimes it's very challenging to even say these thoughts out loud! I offer you a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to share what is burdening you. I'll teach you to conquer the OCD bully.
(737) 204-8448 View (737) 204-8448
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Nora Mickowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
You’re not just burning the candle at both ends; your candle is completely engulfed in flames! You’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and you can’t keep this up much longer. You have so much to do that you can’t afford to take a break, but sometimes your brain just switches off and you realize you’ve been staring blankly at your computer screen for twenty minutes. You feel like you’re slowly drowning, but no one else sees it… I feel you! Whether you’re suffering from chronic fatigue, ADHD, Autistic burnout, the mental load of managing a household, or just the normal everyday stressors of late-stage capitalism, I can help.
You’re not just burning the candle at both ends; your candle is completely engulfed in flames! You’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and you can’t keep this up much longer. You have so much to do that you can’t afford to take a break, but sometimes your brain just switches off and you realize you’ve been staring blankly at your computer screen for twenty minutes. You feel like you’re slowly drowning, but no one else sees it… I feel you! Whether you’re suffering from chronic fatigue, ADHD, Autistic burnout, the mental load of managing a household, or just the normal everyday stressors of late-stage capitalism, I can help.
(512) 645-1030 View (512) 645-1030
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Samantha Bender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
How people experience the world, collectively and individually, has always been one of my interests. When you explore your own experiences, you uncover thoughts and feelings about the world, yourself, and others that you've always been aware of and some you may not have considered before. These thoughts and feelings impact everything you do, from the way you handle conflict to the negative comments you make to yourself to your ability to use effective coping skills. Once you've identified the thoughts and behaviors that are working against you, you can work to change them in ways that help you rather than harm you.
How people experience the world, collectively and individually, has always been one of my interests. When you explore your own experiences, you uncover thoughts and feelings about the world, yourself, and others that you've always been aware of and some you may not have considered before. These thoughts and feelings impact everything you do, from the way you handle conflict to the negative comments you make to yourself to your ability to use effective coping skills. Once you've identified the thoughts and behaviors that are working against you, you can work to change them in ways that help you rather than harm you.
(512) 675-5884 View (512) 675-5884
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Dale Dyer
LPC-Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701
I most enjoy working with clients who desire to play an active role in their own healing journey and at the same time are open to the creative process of how we might arrive at their goals. From my experience, clients who are curious, trusting, and honest (with me and themselves) tend to be most satisfied by therapy. More specifically, I work with clients experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, existential questions, grief, behavior issues, ADHD, and distress related to their cultural identity (religion/spirituality, sexuality, race, gender, etc.).
I most enjoy working with clients who desire to play an active role in their own healing journey and at the same time are open to the creative process of how we might arrive at their goals. From my experience, clients who are curious, trusting, and honest (with me and themselves) tend to be most satisfied by therapy. More specifically, I work with clients experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, existential questions, grief, behavior issues, ADHD, and distress related to their cultural identity (religion/spirituality, sexuality, race, gender, etc.).
(737) 727-2385 View (737) 727-2385
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Jenifer James
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
I formally provided counseling services in-home, at a university college clinic, within a community healthcare clinic, and in virtual private practice. I have experience in helping clients cope with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, identity, confidence, and depression. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. My main focus of therapy is providing a safe place for vulnerability, exploration, and building upon the skills you already possess.
I formally provided counseling services in-home, at a university college clinic, within a community healthcare clinic, and in virtual private practice. I have experience in helping clients cope with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, identity, confidence, and depression. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. My main focus of therapy is providing a safe place for vulnerability, exploration, and building upon the skills you already possess.
(469) 772-9421 View (469) 772-9421
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Emily D. Harrington-Cheney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, IRT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701
Waitlist for new clients
Our early years have a big impact on how we operate as adults. Our ways of being and personal struggles can often be traced back to our family of origin. How you were parented, the role you played in your family, the defenses you learned to get by or survive – these stay with you and inform how you operate in the world and in your relationships. Whatever your own history may have been, there's a place for what you learned and how you adapted; after all, it’s gotten you this far. But some of those early lessons have outlasted their usefulness and no longer serve you, leading to anxiety, depression, or chronic disconnection.
Our early years have a big impact on how we operate as adults. Our ways of being and personal struggles can often be traced back to our family of origin. How you were parented, the role you played in your family, the defenses you learned to get by or survive – these stay with you and inform how you operate in the world and in your relationships. Whatever your own history may have been, there's a place for what you learned and how you adapted; after all, it’s gotten you this far. But some of those early lessons have outlasted their usefulness and no longer serve you, leading to anxiety, depression, or chronic disconnection.
(512) 842-4896 View (512) 842-4896
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Michelle Quiroga
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people who feel like they've lost their sense of identity as a result of trauma. This is shown by experiencing generalized anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, a loss of self-confidence, social anxiety and isolation. If you're new to therapy, or have tried talk therapy in the past and are looking for different therapeutic methods that go deeper into Self-exploration, I can be of help. As a yogi, I know the importance of a holistic approach when it comes to healing (and befriending) the mind.
I specialize in working with people who feel like they've lost their sense of identity as a result of trauma. This is shown by experiencing generalized anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, a loss of self-confidence, social anxiety and isolation. If you're new to therapy, or have tried talk therapy in the past and are looking for different therapeutic methods that go deeper into Self-exploration, I can be of help. As a yogi, I know the importance of a holistic approach when it comes to healing (and befriending) the mind.
(737) 232-6200 View (737) 232-6200
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Grace Casas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
I'm especially passionate about working with people needing both pregnancy and perinatal mental health support with a specific interest in postpartum mood disorders. Parenthood is both a monumental and overwhelming part of life and I enjoy offering support and validation throughout the complicated and oftentimes arduous journey. In addition to my specialty in women's issues, I also have extensive experience treating adults with anxiety, depression, psychological trauma such as intimate partner violence as well as individuals experiencing difficult life transitions.
I'm especially passionate about working with people needing both pregnancy and perinatal mental health support with a specific interest in postpartum mood disorders. Parenthood is both a monumental and overwhelming part of life and I enjoy offering support and validation throughout the complicated and oftentimes arduous journey. In addition to my specialty in women's issues, I also have extensive experience treating adults with anxiety, depression, psychological trauma such as intimate partner violence as well as individuals experiencing difficult life transitions.
(469) 706-3574 View (469) 706-3574
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Shawn Brossart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist passionate about helping people live authentic, intentional, value-filled lives. Getting to what matters and figuring out what is standing in your way isn’t going to be easy, but I promise I’ll work hard with you and that we’ll even share a few laughs along the way. My style is pretty laid back but I still think it’s important to have structure in our work so you have a clear idea of what we are working on and where we are headed.
I am a licensed therapist passionate about helping people live authentic, intentional, value-filled lives. Getting to what matters and figuring out what is standing in your way isn’t going to be easy, but I promise I’ll work hard with you and that we’ll even share a few laughs along the way. My style is pretty laid back but I still think it’s important to have structure in our work so you have a clear idea of what we are working on and where we are headed.
(512) 856-1678 View (512) 856-1678
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Austin RODBT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist, my approach is a client-centered in order to provide a welcoming, collaborative and empathic environment for clients to gain skills to enjoy their life. I specialize in Radically Open DBT (RODBT), an evidenced-based treatment targeting over-control coping that is linked to social isolation, poor interpersonal functioning, hyper-perfectionism, rigidity, risk aversion, lack of emotional expression, and difficult to treat mental health problems such as obsessive compulsive disorder, restrictive eating disorders, and treatment resistant anxiety and/or depression.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist, my approach is a client-centered in order to provide a welcoming, collaborative and empathic environment for clients to gain skills to enjoy their life. I specialize in Radically Open DBT (RODBT), an evidenced-based treatment targeting over-control coping that is linked to social isolation, poor interpersonal functioning, hyper-perfectionism, rigidity, risk aversion, lack of emotional expression, and difficult to treat mental health problems such as obsessive compulsive disorder, restrictive eating disorders, and treatment resistant anxiety and/or depression.
(512) 640-0868 View (512) 640-0868
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Morgan Grace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC, CCTP, EMDR, TCYM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Austin, TX 78701
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I work with individuals who are looking to heal from past wounds and find their highest self. With a multidimensional background, I will meet you where you are and we'll explore the barriers that may be preventing you from moving forward. I believe you already have the tools you need. It takes a safe space with which to release the emotional weight and begin to see life with a new perspective. Our work together could be best summarized with the quote "Courage is not the absence of fear; courage is fear walking". It is an honor to help support you in this phase of your journey.
Welcome! I work with individuals who are looking to heal from past wounds and find their highest self. With a multidimensional background, I will meet you where you are and we'll explore the barriers that may be preventing you from moving forward. I believe you already have the tools you need. It takes a safe space with which to release the emotional weight and begin to see life with a new perspective. Our work together could be best summarized with the quote "Courage is not the absence of fear; courage is fear walking". It is an honor to help support you in this phase of your journey.
(507) 509-2169 View (507) 509-2169

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Austin, TX

900+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Downtown, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Downtown, Austin, TX see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.