Therapists in North Austin, Austin, TX

Photo of Matthew Lawson Magruder, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Austin, Austin, TX
Matthew Lawson Magruder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
In it’s most distilled-down description, I believe in curiosity and process. My therapy style is focused on building an authentic and emotionally-engaged connection with each and every one of my clients by creating a safe, trusting environment from the moment I meet them. I have an unwavering faith in the inherent goodness and flame of truth that lives within us all and work with my clients from this stance. I also believe every person deserves patience and understanding as to their unique needs in the therapeutic process and that the authentic and secure relationship I develop with them can lead to profound transformation.
In it’s most distilled-down description, I believe in curiosity and process. My therapy style is focused on building an authentic and emotionally-engaged connection with each and every one of my clients by creating a safe, trusting environment from the moment I meet them. I have an unwavering faith in the inherent goodness and flame of truth that lives within us all and work with my clients from this stance. I also believe every person deserves patience and understanding as to their unique needs in the therapeutic process and that the authentic and secure relationship I develop with them can lead to profound transformation.
(737) 216-8518 View (737) 216-8518
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Velina Villarreal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S, CSAT
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
We’ve all had sexual encounters we regret. It’s normal. However, what if you engage in sexual behaviors time after time despite the fact you don’t want to anymore? What if hating yourself for it or hurting someone you love by doing it isn’t convincing enough to refrain? I help those whose love and sex experiences are driven by compulsion and preoccupation rather than spontaneity and freedom. Many might identify as addicts or describe their behavior as out of control. Others call it problematic, while some may not really know what it is. In any case, sex, porn, or intimacy has become an overpowering force in your daily life.
We’ve all had sexual encounters we regret. It’s normal. However, what if you engage in sexual behaviors time after time despite the fact you don’t want to anymore? What if hating yourself for it or hurting someone you love by doing it isn’t convincing enough to refrain? I help those whose love and sex experiences are driven by compulsion and preoccupation rather than spontaneity and freedom. Many might identify as addicts or describe their behavior as out of control. Others call it problematic, while some may not really know what it is. In any case, sex, porn, or intimacy has become an overpowering force in your daily life.
(512) 717-5945 View (512) 717-5945
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Melanie Faith Hunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
Do you have trouble concentrating or sleeping because you spend time worrying you either said or did something wrong, or you will in the future? Is anger becoming your go-to reaction in the face of frustration or being disregarded? Not sure how to make tough decisions in relationships or at work? These are some common concerns I hear from clients. We will work together to make sense of these experiences and plan a way toward the goals you want to reach.
Do you have trouble concentrating or sleeping because you spend time worrying you either said or did something wrong, or you will in the future? Is anger becoming your go-to reaction in the face of frustration or being disregarded? Not sure how to make tough decisions in relationships or at work? These are some common concerns I hear from clients. We will work together to make sense of these experiences and plan a way toward the goals you want to reach.
(512) 607-9423 View (512) 607-9423
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Greer Culbertson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, loneliness, or grief? Do you feel "stuck" in life? Are your relationships weighing you down rather than building you up? You have taken a brave and difficult step—you have acknowledged that there is a problem. As your therapist, we develop a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship. I have a holistic, client-centered, intuitive and direct approach. Having battled my own anxiety and depression, I use many techniques that have been helpful on my own journey, including mindfulness-based tools, CBT, and relational psychotherapy. I also provide ketamine assisted psychotherapy.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, loneliness, or grief? Do you feel "stuck" in life? Are your relationships weighing you down rather than building you up? You have taken a brave and difficult step—you have acknowledged that there is a problem. As your therapist, we develop a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship. I have a holistic, client-centered, intuitive and direct approach. Having battled my own anxiety and depression, I use many techniques that have been helpful on my own journey, including mindfulness-based tools, CBT, and relational psychotherapy. I also provide ketamine assisted psychotherapy.
(512) 823-1112 View (512) 823-1112
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Nica Ayala
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC_A
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
You are looking for happiness and purpose but you are feeling drained and overwhelmed. You want to change but maybe you don’t know how to make that happen or even where to start. You are having difficulty figuring out where you belong. You feel like you don’t have a space to discuss the difficult aspects of your life. You don't want to be judged or feel like a burden, but you don’t want to feel isolated and alone either. You’re looking to strengthen your ability to communicate and connect with other people. I try to create a relaxed and trust-based space where my clients can guide the way to explore anything they want.
You are looking for happiness and purpose but you are feeling drained and overwhelmed. You want to change but maybe you don’t know how to make that happen or even where to start. You are having difficulty figuring out where you belong. You feel like you don’t have a space to discuss the difficult aspects of your life. You don't want to be judged or feel like a burden, but you don’t want to feel isolated and alone either. You’re looking to strengthen your ability to communicate and connect with other people. I try to create a relaxed and trust-based space where my clients can guide the way to explore anything they want.
(737) 530-4765 View (737) 530-4765
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Imelda Crothers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
My client is someone seeking help for anxiety, depression, and adjusting to changes in his/her life. (S)He may have been triggered and is now experiencing nightmares, or feeling overwhelmed. (S)He has come to realize that perhaps there have been things in the past that (s)he thought were resolved but are once more affecting him/her. My client is having difficulty sleeping, there is decreased appetite, there are times that perhaps (s)he is dealing with anger or irritability. The thoughts keep coming and (s)he cannot control them. It's hard to concentrate and the thoughts are keeping him/her up at night. Life is difficult.
My client is someone seeking help for anxiety, depression, and adjusting to changes in his/her life. (S)He may have been triggered and is now experiencing nightmares, or feeling overwhelmed. (S)He has come to realize that perhaps there have been things in the past that (s)he thought were resolved but are once more affecting him/her. My client is having difficulty sleeping, there is decreased appetite, there are times that perhaps (s)he is dealing with anger or irritability. The thoughts keep coming and (s)he cannot control them. It's hard to concentrate and the thoughts are keeping him/her up at night. Life is difficult.
(254) 267-3487 View (254) 267-3487
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Everline Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, or a general sense of unease? Maybe, you're facing challenges in your relationships, struggling with self-esteem, or seeking clarity about your life's direction. No matter the issue, we're here to listen without judgment, to understand your unique perspective, and to help you uncover the tools you need to move forward. The therapists of Everline Counseling work with individuals, couples and families who are interested in self-discovery and are seeking a safe space to embark on the path to positive change at half the cost of the average therapy session in Central Texas.
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, or a general sense of unease? Maybe, you're facing challenges in your relationships, struggling with self-esteem, or seeking clarity about your life's direction. No matter the issue, we're here to listen without judgment, to understand your unique perspective, and to help you uncover the tools you need to move forward. The therapists of Everline Counseling work with individuals, couples and families who are interested in self-discovery and are seeking a safe space to embark on the path to positive change at half the cost of the average therapy session in Central Texas.
(737) 214-0436 View (737) 214-0436
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Sara Galindo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , LCDC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
The journey toward healing and overall mental health can be difficult, and often, the most challenging part is knowing where to begin. You may feel stuck or even overwhelmed. My role is to eliminate that complexity, so you can concentrate on the path to recovery, and ultimately free yourself to focus on what matters to you most – your family, your career, your relationships. With specializations in research-based modalities - including EMDR, I empower my clients with the knowledge and understanding to face their challenges, stressors, or symptoms head-on. And in that process, free yourself from the mental barriers and fog weighing you down.
The journey toward healing and overall mental health can be difficult, and often, the most challenging part is knowing where to begin. You may feel stuck or even overwhelmed. My role is to eliminate that complexity, so you can concentrate on the path to recovery, and ultimately free yourself to focus on what matters to you most – your family, your career, your relationships. With specializations in research-based modalities - including EMDR, I empower my clients with the knowledge and understanding to face their challenges, stressors, or symptoms head-on. And in that process, free yourself from the mental barriers and fog weighing you down.
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Natasha Justo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
(Formerly Natasha Harris) I love being a counselor and enjoy helping people achieve happy, fulfilled lives. This can be anything from a small matter you want help working through to a more serious condition. I enjoy working collaboratively with people to navigate through these challenges, paying attention to all the various parts of one's life. I very much believe in the counseling process and am privileged to have seen many people improve their quality of life through it.
(Formerly Natasha Harris) I love being a counselor and enjoy helping people achieve happy, fulfilled lives. This can be anything from a small matter you want help working through to a more serious condition. I enjoy working collaboratively with people to navigate through these challenges, paying attention to all the various parts of one's life. I very much believe in the counseling process and am privileged to have seen many people improve their quality of life through it.
(512) 270-2220 View (512) 270-2220
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Rosy Fuentes(Bilingual)
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
There are difficult things that are hard to talk about and you may carry them quietly for years and years. They weigh on you, causing emotional, physical and relational problems. If you've reached a point where you feel that you can no longer do it alone, I would like to help. As a counselor, I will listen, and will work together in helping you with what has or is happening. Our goal will be to accept yourself unconditionally and determine the best next steps to overcome what you are facing.
There are difficult things that are hard to talk about and you may carry them quietly for years and years. They weigh on you, causing emotional, physical and relational problems. If you've reached a point where you feel that you can no longer do it alone, I would like to help. As a counselor, I will listen, and will work together in helping you with what has or is happening. Our goal will be to accept yourself unconditionally and determine the best next steps to overcome what you are facing.
(737) 345-3002 View (737) 345-3002
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Nicolas Carrasco
Psychologist, PhD, LSOTP
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. I am internationally recognized for my work with adolescents and their families in the areas of trauma and problematic sexual behavior, and I present regularly about my work at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP), and I have extensive experience in clinical and forensic (legal) settings. I provide therapy, consultation, and expert testimony, especially in the area of problematic sexual behaviors and trauma, in English and Spanish.
I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. I am internationally recognized for my work with adolescents and their families in the areas of trauma and problematic sexual behavior, and I present regularly about my work at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP), and I have extensive experience in clinical and forensic (legal) settings. I provide therapy, consultation, and expert testimony, especially in the area of problematic sexual behaviors and trauma, in English and Spanish.
(737) 204-9093 View (737) 204-9093
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Bryant Hyland Packard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
To accomplish the change you want, will require bravery and vulnerability. Asking for help takes courage you are worth it! You can do your work now, or at the next relationship, or the work can “do you”. Experience with adults, adolescents, individuals, couples and families, specializing in Trauma, PTSD, Panic, Depression, Anxiety, Marital Conflict, Grief, Bi-Polar, ADHD, Sex & Love Addiction, Codependency and Relationship Issues. My passion is helping you actualize your authentic self, focused on your values, disempowering stories we tell ourselves to truly accomplish your ultimate goals and a life worth living.
To accomplish the change you want, will require bravery and vulnerability. Asking for help takes courage you are worth it! You can do your work now, or at the next relationship, or the work can “do you”. Experience with adults, adolescents, individuals, couples and families, specializing in Trauma, PTSD, Panic, Depression, Anxiety, Marital Conflict, Grief, Bi-Polar, ADHD, Sex & Love Addiction, Codependency and Relationship Issues. My passion is helping you actualize your authentic self, focused on your values, disempowering stories we tell ourselves to truly accomplish your ultimate goals and a life worth living.
(832) 409-2023 View (832) 409-2023
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Monti Pal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
Please note that I am private pay only and my sliding scale spots are full. I focus on helping clients identify and attain their own personal goals in therapy. I believe in empowering clients while compassionately guiding them through the therapy process with a mind-body approach to healing. I have worked with a broad and diverse groups of people with issues related to academics, career development, trauma, family relationships, lgbtqia specific issues, domestic violence, romantic relationships, anxiety, depression, and grief. I look forward to hearing from you! Please note that I am not paneled with any insurance companies.
Please note that I am private pay only and my sliding scale spots are full. I focus on helping clients identify and attain their own personal goals in therapy. I believe in empowering clients while compassionately guiding them through the therapy process with a mind-body approach to healing. I have worked with a broad and diverse groups of people with issues related to academics, career development, trauma, family relationships, lgbtqia specific issues, domestic violence, romantic relationships, anxiety, depression, and grief. I look forward to hearing from you! Please note that I am not paneled with any insurance companies.
(512) 337-4472 View (512) 337-4472
Margarita R. Paredes, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
Not accepting new clients
Having worked in the field for the past twenty years, my passion is to help children, adolescents and adults overcome and manage their symptoms of trauma and exposure to violence. I have worked extensively with parents, teachers, and child care providers in the area of early childhood mental health providing consultation and seminars to assist them in increasing their effectiveness with young children, zero to five. My work with ACT Raising Safe Kids has allowed me to train parents and professionals on an evidenced informed parenting curriculum for children 0 to 8.
Having worked in the field for the past twenty years, my passion is to help children, adolescents and adults overcome and manage their symptoms of trauma and exposure to violence. I have worked extensively with parents, teachers, and child care providers in the area of early childhood mental health providing consultation and seminars to assist them in increasing their effectiveness with young children, zero to five. My work with ACT Raising Safe Kids has allowed me to train parents and professionals on an evidenced informed parenting curriculum for children 0 to 8.
(312) 635-4202 View (312) 635-4202
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Katherine Sweet Swinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! (Unfortunately I currently have a waitlist for new clients; feel free to reach out to discuss future availability.) I specialize in working with adults and couples who are experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety, grief, disconnection, and depression. My goals are to create a space where you can feel a renewed sense of balance and to give you specific tools and strategies that promote wellness. For couples, I prioritize connection and communication.
Hello! (Unfortunately I currently have a waitlist for new clients; feel free to reach out to discuss future availability.) I specialize in working with adults and couples who are experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety, grief, disconnection, and depression. My goals are to create a space where you can feel a renewed sense of balance and to give you specific tools and strategies that promote wellness. For couples, I prioritize connection and communication.
(512) 598-4254 View (512) 598-4254
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Karleen Aldrich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MACAS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
Not accepting new clients
I offer counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with anxiety and depression for all ages. I also have specialized training and experience in treating adolescents who are struggling with self-injury. I have been trained in a variety of approaches including CBT, DBT and psychodynamic theory. I am eclectic in my approach and use the therapeutic strategies that are the best fit for my client.
I offer counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with anxiety and depression for all ages. I also have specialized training and experience in treating adolescents who are struggling with self-injury. I have been trained in a variety of approaches including CBT, DBT and psychodynamic theory. I am eclectic in my approach and use the therapeutic strategies that are the best fit for my client.
(512) 861-8345 View (512) 861-8345
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Shelby Solomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
I am trained in EMDR and a Board Approved Supervisor for LMSW's. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, regaining control over your life can seem over-whelming and impossible, but you are not alone, I can help. I see adults dealing with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, attachment issues, disruptive life transitions, have a history of sexual abuse and/or sexual assault, and unhappy childhood experiences. Together we can stabilize your mental well-being, increase your self-regulation and ability to cope, and help you reestablish a sense of safety in the world.
I am trained in EMDR and a Board Approved Supervisor for LMSW's. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, regaining control over your life can seem over-whelming and impossible, but you are not alone, I can help. I see adults dealing with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, attachment issues, disruptive life transitions, have a history of sexual abuse and/or sexual assault, and unhappy childhood experiences. Together we can stabilize your mental well-being, increase your self-regulation and ability to cope, and help you reestablish a sense of safety in the world.
(512) 337-4433 View (512) 337-4433
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Lois Graham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
People are driven by a need for connection with others: a friend, a lover, a family, a tribe. When that need is not met our hunger goes underground and turns into anxiety, depression, or addiction. These internal struggles feed fear which can lead us to isolate. Therapy provides a path back toward connection. You talk. I listen. Obstacles to our connection emerge and we begin to understand who you are, what you long for, what gets in your way. As you teach me who you are, you begin to know yourself better, to find your own voice and trust it.
People are driven by a need for connection with others: a friend, a lover, a family, a tribe. When that need is not met our hunger goes underground and turns into anxiety, depression, or addiction. These internal struggles feed fear which can lead us to isolate. Therapy provides a path back toward connection. You talk. I listen. Obstacles to our connection emerge and we begin to understand who you are, what you long for, what gets in your way. As you teach me who you are, you begin to know yourself better, to find your own voice and trust it.
(512) 271-4158 View (512) 271-4158
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Spectrum Social and Recreation Services
Psychologist, PhD, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
If you or someone you love struggles with anxiety, emotional regulation, poor social skills, parenting challenges, life transitions, family issues, or independent living then we can help. Our therapists specialize in providing collaborative solutions for individuals with social communication and anxiety challenges. Spectrum therapists are especially tuned to the needs of persons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Giftedness and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). Spectrum therapists apply solutions-based therapy techniques to create the best possible experience for our clients and help you meet your therapeutic goals.
If you or someone you love struggles with anxiety, emotional regulation, poor social skills, parenting challenges, life transitions, family issues, or independent living then we can help. Our therapists specialize in providing collaborative solutions for individuals with social communication and anxiety challenges. Spectrum therapists are especially tuned to the needs of persons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Giftedness and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). Spectrum therapists apply solutions-based therapy techniques to create the best possible experience for our clients and help you meet your therapeutic goals.
(512) 271-4877 View (512) 271-4877
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Christina J Mason
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
North Austin, Austin, TX 78758
I have experience with helping people through critical incidents and am available for first responders and health professionals at this challenging time. I am passionate about helping my clients make positive changes in their lives, using a collaborative, client-centered approach. I work with adults, individually and with families. I have worked primarily with children and adolescents for more than twenty years, often helping them overcome significant trauma and obstacles to happiness.
I have experience with helping people through critical incidents and am available for first responders and health professionals at this challenging time. I am passionate about helping my clients make positive changes in their lives, using a collaborative, client-centered approach. I work with adults, individually and with families. I have worked primarily with children and adolescents for more than twenty years, often helping them overcome significant trauma and obstacles to happiness.
(512) 399-1880 View (512) 399-1880

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in North Austin, Austin, TX

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in North Austin, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
84% Coping Skills
79% Stress
76% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in North Austin, Austin, TX see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Austin, 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.