Therapists in North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX

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Becks Byington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
What’s up, I’m Becks. I’m a neurodivergent genderqueer human with a penchant for using my facial expressions as a therapeutic intervention. I’m passionate about working with people who are seeking support around gender and sexual identity, perfectionism and self-worth, body image, stress, and trauma.
What’s up, I’m Becks. I’m a neurodivergent genderqueer human with a penchant for using my facial expressions as a therapeutic intervention. I’m passionate about working with people who are seeking support around gender and sexual identity, perfectionism and self-worth, body image, stress, and trauma.
(737) 257-6158 View (737) 257-6158
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Rachel Saffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with children, adolescents and teens from the ages of 4-18. My specialties are grief and loss, anxiety, social skills, and depression. I use a variety of treatment modalities including: play therapy, sandtray, expressive arts, EMDR and yoga/mindfulness. Play helps kids make sense of their world so they can process their feelings in a non-verbal way so that they don't have to carry them inside their bodies. Kids yoga has been shown to increase focus, self-esteem, and reduce anxiety in all aspects of their lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with children, adolescents and teens from the ages of 4-18. My specialties are grief and loss, anxiety, social skills, and depression. I use a variety of treatment modalities including: play therapy, sandtray, expressive arts, EMDR and yoga/mindfulness. Play helps kids make sense of their world so they can process their feelings in a non-verbal way so that they don't have to carry them inside their bodies. Kids yoga has been shown to increase focus, self-esteem, and reduce anxiety in all aspects of their lives.
(737) 227-0724 View (737) 227-0724
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Christine C Leyva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Have you always been an anxious person but lately it’s getting kind of out of hand? You were able to manage it before but now it’s taking over every thought? Are you unable to do things you used to do with ease, such as fly, drive, leave the house, go to the store? Are you riddled with persistent thoughts that you find scary or unwanted, but you can’t get rid of them no matter how hard you try? Do you find that you are always fighting fires, leaving no fuel left for yourself? Are you confident in other areas but find that your relationships always seem to leave you feeling bad about yourself?
Have you always been an anxious person but lately it’s getting kind of out of hand? You were able to manage it before but now it’s taking over every thought? Are you unable to do things you used to do with ease, such as fly, drive, leave the house, go to the store? Are you riddled with persistent thoughts that you find scary or unwanted, but you can’t get rid of them no matter how hard you try? Do you find that you are always fighting fires, leaving no fuel left for yourself? Are you confident in other areas but find that your relationships always seem to leave you feeling bad about yourself?
(737) 345-4701 View (737) 345-4701
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Amberlea Patrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Discovering the Wisdom Within: Cultivating consciousness and tuning into presence-- I integrate spirituality into psychotherapy. These two pathways to healing are intimately connected, both offering important and necessary tools for deep healing and awakening. Psychotherapy employs tested processes to understand personality traits, events that create disturbance in our lives, and patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Spirituality offers us the ability to encourage loving kindness with all that we are. It teaches us to nurture and develop the inner observer, present moment awareness, non-judgment, and heart-centered thinking. Cultivating intimacy with all that we are--light and dark, high and low, superficial and deep.
Discovering the Wisdom Within: Cultivating consciousness and tuning into presence-- I integrate spirituality into psychotherapy. These two pathways to healing are intimately connected, both offering important and necessary tools for deep healing and awakening. Psychotherapy employs tested processes to understand personality traits, events that create disturbance in our lives, and patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Spirituality offers us the ability to encourage loving kindness with all that we are. It teaches us to nurture and develop the inner observer, present moment awareness, non-judgment, and heart-centered thinking. Cultivating intimacy with all that we are--light and dark, high and low, superficial and deep.
(512) 434-0937 View (512) 434-0937
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Spectrum Social and Recreation Services
Psychologist, PhD, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
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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Ryan Douglas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Are you struggling with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, or intrusive thoughts? Do you find yourself avoiding situations, activities, or thoughts to manage anxiety? I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Using an empathetic and warm style, and evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure with Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I can help you overcome your struggle with anxiety. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for you.
Are you struggling with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, or intrusive thoughts? Do you find yourself avoiding situations, activities, or thoughts to manage anxiety? I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Using an empathetic and warm style, and evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure with Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I can help you overcome your struggle with anxiety. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for you.
(512) 982-4819 x5 View (512) 982-4819 x5
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Katherine Sweet Swinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
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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Jack Tsan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
My goal is to support your growth and help you examine the impact of the cultural systems in which we live. I often treat clients who suffer from anxiety and OCD, and I help them understand how cultural systems may have reinforced those conditions. While anxiety is a natural part of the human experience, too much can be maladaptive. Influenced by evidence-based and Buddhist mindfulness approaches, I help clients examine and confront the sources of their anxiety, find better ways to manage it, and ultimately pursue a life that is consistent with their values.
My goal is to support your growth and help you examine the impact of the cultural systems in which we live. I often treat clients who suffer from anxiety and OCD, and I help them understand how cultural systems may have reinforced those conditions. While anxiety is a natural part of the human experience, too much can be maladaptive. Influenced by evidence-based and Buddhist mindfulness approaches, I help clients examine and confront the sources of their anxiety, find better ways to manage it, and ultimately pursue a life that is consistent with their values.
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Meghan Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you want more satisfying relationships with the people you care about? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected from others despite wanting to belong? Maybe you feel detached from your body and numb to your feelings? Perhaps you feel all at once and it's overwhelming? Together, we can build a therapeutic relationship and explore the issues you find yourself facing time and again. Oftentimes, the issues you have in life show up in session. Therapy can be a space to try out new ways of being & coping. We can explore your boundaries, revise your inner-dialogue, & improve your communication skills for more satisfying relationships.
Do you want more satisfying relationships with the people you care about? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected from others despite wanting to belong? Maybe you feel detached from your body and numb to your feelings? Perhaps you feel all at once and it's overwhelming? Together, we can build a therapeutic relationship and explore the issues you find yourself facing time and again. Oftentimes, the issues you have in life show up in session. Therapy can be a space to try out new ways of being & coping. We can explore your boundaries, revise your inner-dialogue, & improve your communication skills for more satisfying relationships.
(512) 399-3362 View (512) 399-3362
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Emilio Anguiano
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CGP, CIRT, LCDC
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
I am a fluent bilingual Counselor (EN/SP) capable of helping those challenged by addiction issues to address or recover from them while also managing your relationships with friends, families, and loved ones.
I am a fluent bilingual Counselor (EN/SP) capable of helping those challenged by addiction issues to address or recover from them while also managing your relationships with friends, families, and loved ones.
(512) 645-2404 View (512) 645-2404
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Emily Rose Kindschi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Perhaps you are coming to therapy wanting to “feel better,” and have gotten stuck in the understandable patterns of trying to get rid of different distressing symptoms. And yet, as most of us who have repeatedly tried and eventually realized, these internal experiences are not easily controlled. Thus, I view therapy as actually “getting better at feeling”—whatever those internal experiences may be—in service of working through and disentangling from them. In changing your relationship with these internal experiences, as well as adjusting your responses to them, you can break out of the cycles that are no longer working for you.
Perhaps you are coming to therapy wanting to “feel better,” and have gotten stuck in the understandable patterns of trying to get rid of different distressing symptoms. And yet, as most of us who have repeatedly tried and eventually realized, these internal experiences are not easily controlled. Thus, I view therapy as actually “getting better at feeling”—whatever those internal experiences may be—in service of working through and disentangling from them. In changing your relationship with these internal experiences, as well as adjusting your responses to them, you can break out of the cycles that are no longer working for you.
(512) 883-5614 x808 View (512) 883-5614 x808
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Christie Wilke
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-Asc
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Christie works with children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her specialties include phobias, selective mutism, autism, and dealing with traumatic experiences, as well as anxiety, depression and other emotional issues.
Christie works with children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her specialties include phobias, selective mutism, autism, and dealing with traumatic experiences, as well as anxiety, depression and other emotional issues.
(512) 553-6811 View (512) 553-6811
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Marianne S. Stout
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Would you consider yourself to be an anxious person? Do you suffer from panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic worry (GAD) or OCD? My name is Dr. Marianne Stout and I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I am a warm, empathic therapist and use heavily research supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for your needs.
Would you consider yourself to be an anxious person? Do you suffer from panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic worry (GAD) or OCD? My name is Dr. Marianne Stout and I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I am a warm, empathic therapist and use heavily research supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for your needs.
(512) 436-3225 View (512) 436-3225
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Rachael Cayton Barden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
To others, you seem to have it all together, but the pain of your past and future colliding keeps you up at night. Past injuries have a continual hold on you and influence your most important relationships. Acting in line with your heart does not seem possible when you're caught in these patterns. You are stuck, but things can change. Loving yourself and appreciating each moment is an attainable goal, and one that I can help you reach. Through our conversations, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and your beginnings and start to feel more peace within your life and relationships.
To others, you seem to have it all together, but the pain of your past and future colliding keeps you up at night. Past injuries have a continual hold on you and influence your most important relationships. Acting in line with your heart does not seem possible when you're caught in these patterns. You are stuck, but things can change. Loving yourself and appreciating each moment is an attainable goal, and one that I can help you reach. Through our conversations, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and your beginnings and start to feel more peace within your life and relationships.
(512) 865-5061 View (512) 865-5061
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Austin Weber
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A, MFT-IT, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78759
My specialty is working with couples who have been impacted by substance abuse, along with those that have stopped believing in themselves. I believe in working with the whole family system focusing on healing the internal conflict that lies within the system. I do this by using several therapeutic approaches such as Internal Family Systems, Structural Family Therapy, Emotional Focused Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I work with my clients on addressing attachment injuries, internal conflict, finding internal balance, and increasing individuals' confidence in themselves.
My specialty is working with couples who have been impacted by substance abuse, along with those that have stopped believing in themselves. I believe in working with the whole family system focusing on healing the internal conflict that lies within the system. I do this by using several therapeutic approaches such as Internal Family Systems, Structural Family Therapy, Emotional Focused Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I work with my clients on addressing attachment injuries, internal conflict, finding internal balance, and increasing individuals' confidence in themselves.
(737) 637-4079 View (737) 637-4079
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Sharin Duffy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Hi there, my name is Sharin. First off, I’d like to say I am glad you are here. Deciding to explore options for talking with a counselor can be a big step. If you feel like where you are at right now is not where you would like to be, or maybe there are just so many feelings happening all at once, I can support you in finding a pathway to achieving your goals. Sometimes it is hard to even know what your goals are and I can help you to figure out what it is that you would like to accomplish.
Hi there, my name is Sharin. First off, I’d like to say I am glad you are here. Deciding to explore options for talking with a counselor can be a big step. If you feel like where you are at right now is not where you would like to be, or maybe there are just so many feelings happening all at once, I can support you in finding a pathway to achieving your goals. Sometimes it is hard to even know what your goals are and I can help you to figure out what it is that you would like to accomplish.
(737) 345-2842 x1 View (737) 345-2842 x1
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Anne Joseph
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Does your child or teen struggle with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, intrusive thoughts, school refusal or behavioral issues? I specialize in working with kids with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, school/social related issues and ADHD. I also provide parent coaching and support. Additionally, I am a LPC- Supervisor and welcome opportunities to provide supervision to LPC- Associates. My goal for all my clients is to help them feel better but also give them the tools to manage their thoughts and feelings in healthy and constructive ways.
Does your child or teen struggle with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, intrusive thoughts, school refusal or behavioral issues? I specialize in working with kids with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, school/social related issues and ADHD. I also provide parent coaching and support. Additionally, I am a LPC- Supervisor and welcome opportunities to provide supervision to LPC- Associates. My goal for all my clients is to help them feel better but also give them the tools to manage their thoughts and feelings in healthy and constructive ways.
(737) 214-1036 x7 View (737) 214-1036 x7
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David Garrison
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Thanks for taking time to view my information. I try to be what I would look for in a psychologist: someone who is tactful, cares about the person, and responds with both knowledge and compassion. You will find me to be interactive. I will not sit silently or simply reflect what you just said. I will let you know my perceptions and discuss research, making suggestions on ways to feel better. I tend to focus both on your emotions and your thoughts. You will do most of the talking, but you will get a genuine reaction from me.
Thanks for taking time to view my information. I try to be what I would look for in a psychologist: someone who is tactful, cares about the person, and responds with both knowledge and compassion. You will find me to be interactive. I will not sit silently or simply reflect what you just said. I will let you know my perceptions and discuss research, making suggestions on ways to feel better. I tend to focus both on your emotions and your thoughts. You will do most of the talking, but you will get a genuine reaction from me.
(512) 649-0271 View (512) 649-0271
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Mary Jane Holland
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ADC, LCDC, ASAT, NCAC
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
My passion for over 30 years has been to help people explore, identify and deal with problematic or out of control behaviors and the effects in their lives and in the lives of loved ones. I have always believed that these excessive behaviors have served as one way for people to regulate their moods, their neurochemistry, and to cope with anxiety and fears. In other words, to change the way they feel. I enjoy helping people learn to manage stress and anxiety in new ways. I also love helping people improve their relationship with themselves and others and to develop a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
My passion for over 30 years has been to help people explore, identify and deal with problematic or out of control behaviors and the effects in their lives and in the lives of loved ones. I have always believed that these excessive behaviors have served as one way for people to regulate their moods, their neurochemistry, and to cope with anxiety and fears. In other words, to change the way they feel. I enjoy helping people learn to manage stress and anxiety in new ways. I also love helping people improve their relationship with themselves and others and to develop a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
(844) 955-3009 View (844) 955-3009
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Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Anxiety protects you from harm and motivates you to succeed. Anxiety is problematic, however, when it becomes out of proportion to the situation and interferes with your life. Often the strategies you use to cope with your anxiety--such as avoidance--make it worse. The treatment that we provide is geared toward interrupting this vicious cycle by helping you gradually face your fears and build your confidence in a collaborative and supportive environment. We utilize a flexible cognitive-behavioral approach which incorporates mindfulness, cognitive techniques, and exposure-based interventions.
Anxiety protects you from harm and motivates you to succeed. Anxiety is problematic, however, when it becomes out of proportion to the situation and interferes with your life. Often the strategies you use to cope with your anxiety--such as avoidance--make it worse. The treatment that we provide is geared toward interrupting this vicious cycle by helping you gradually face your fears and build your confidence in a collaborative and supportive environment. We utilize a flexible cognitive-behavioral approach which incorporates mindfulness, cognitive techniques, and exposure-based interventions.
(512) 649-0027 View (512) 649-0027

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Number of Therapists in North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX

30+

Average cost per session

$152

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

97% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
77% Life Transitions
74% Depression
71% Stress
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
40% Aetna

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

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in North Shoal Creek, Austin?

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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.