Therapists in Bellaire, TX

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Raquel Angelica Ducote
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
The goal of therapy is to empower you with insight, strength, knowledge and healing to make a difference in your own life! We all have the power to heal and with guidance and direction, it is possible. I want to offer hope to every person who comes through my door because that's what I believe! I utilize a variety of proven psychological techniques and have over 15 years of experience! In a calm and peaceful atmosphere, I will offer the insight and wisdom you need to find your way to a place of inner calm and serenity.
The goal of therapy is to empower you with insight, strength, knowledge and healing to make a difference in your own life! We all have the power to heal and with guidance and direction, it is possible. I want to offer hope to every person who comes through my door because that's what I believe! I utilize a variety of proven psychological techniques and have over 15 years of experience! In a calm and peaceful atmosphere, I will offer the insight and wisdom you need to find your way to a place of inner calm and serenity.
(832) 924-5551 View (832) 924-5551
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Alisha L. Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
People seek therapy for many reasons. You may face illness or health issues, and seek therapy for support. You may experience an unexpected negative event and need therapy to deal with resulting stress, depression or anxiety. Or you may want a different perspective on a given situation and seek therapy for clarity. My goal is to help you find the support, relief and clarity to enjoy a more productive life. I believe in a non-judgmental, active and collaborative approach. Warmth, compassion and humor characterize my therapy style.
People seek therapy for many reasons. You may face illness or health issues, and seek therapy for support. You may experience an unexpected negative event and need therapy to deal with resulting stress, depression or anxiety. Or you may want a different perspective on a given situation and seek therapy for clarity. My goal is to help you find the support, relief and clarity to enjoy a more productive life. I believe in a non-judgmental, active and collaborative approach. Warmth, compassion and humor characterize my therapy style.
(281) 940-2771 View (281) 940-2771
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Nanette Tashnek
MSW, DPSc
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401  (Online Only)
Morning hits you like a bag of bricks - trying to remember if you slept at all. The rumblings of fear in your chest and nausea in your stomach started several weeks ago. You put them on the back burner hoping they would go away and things would get better, but now the anxiety is turning into moments of panic and depression. Worries about your family, your health, being able to provide...the anticipation of what will come all play in the back of your mind. The more you try to hold it all together, the worse it gets. The loss of a world as you know it and fearful anticipation leave you feeling shut down, isolated, and powerless.
Morning hits you like a bag of bricks - trying to remember if you slept at all. The rumblings of fear in your chest and nausea in your stomach started several weeks ago. You put them on the back burner hoping they would go away and things would get better, but now the anxiety is turning into moments of panic and depression. Worries about your family, your health, being able to provide...the anticipation of what will come all play in the back of your mind. The more you try to hold it all together, the worse it gets. The loss of a world as you know it and fearful anticipation leave you feeling shut down, isolated, and powerless.
(281) 784-3974 View (281) 784-3974
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Andrea Addie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Have you found yourself overwhelmed by the weight of past trauma either from childhood abuse, intergenerational trauma, or sexual assault & feeling stuck with the memories playing out in your head? Or maybe you’ve been saying “I need to get back to my old self,” or “I’ve been dealing with a lot lately” & hoping for the insight or tools to change that? I work with adults & LGBTQIA folks just like you: ones that have it within them to thrive again after trauma & life challenges, but just need the support to tap into their strengths to get there or support gathering & sorting pieces of life to make sense of everything.
Have you found yourself overwhelmed by the weight of past trauma either from childhood abuse, intergenerational trauma, or sexual assault & feeling stuck with the memories playing out in your head? Or maybe you’ve been saying “I need to get back to my old self,” or “I’ve been dealing with a lot lately” & hoping for the insight or tools to change that? I work with adults & LGBTQIA folks just like you: ones that have it within them to thrive again after trauma & life challenges, but just need the support to tap into their strengths to get there or support gathering & sorting pieces of life to make sense of everything.
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Regina Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401
Regina Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience with doing therapy with children and adolescents. As a therapist, she is passionate about working with children and adolescents to help improve their mental health. Regina loves working with children, adolescents, and adults doing group, individual, and family therapy sessions. She is skilled in case management, individual, and group therapy, and psychological assessments. Regina has experience helping clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, and mood disorders.
Regina Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience with doing therapy with children and adolescents. As a therapist, she is passionate about working with children and adolescents to help improve their mental health. Regina loves working with children, adolescents, and adults doing group, individual, and family therapy sessions. She is skilled in case management, individual, and group therapy, and psychological assessments. Regina has experience helping clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, and mood disorders.
(346) 536-8506 View (346) 536-8506
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Jeniffer Esclovon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CART
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Jeniffer is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is a collaborative therapist who walks alongside her clients as they grow. Clients can expect honesty that is presented with empathy and a genuine human to human experience. She seeks to assist others in finding their strengths and healing wounds from those strengths. She uses a safe and validating therapeutic relationship to help the processing of this healing. She is certified in Crisis Intervention and Anger Management.
Jeniffer is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is a collaborative therapist who walks alongside her clients as they grow. Clients can expect honesty that is presented with empathy and a genuine human to human experience. She seeks to assist others in finding their strengths and healing wounds from those strengths. She uses a safe and validating therapeutic relationship to help the processing of this healing. She is certified in Crisis Intervention and Anger Management.
(346) 536-5325 View (346) 536-5325
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Stephanie Wang
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77402  (Online Only)
Struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, depression, or interpersonal issues can be tough. I get that it takes vulnerability to share your difficulties and innermost thoughts with another person. My goal is to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can be your authentic self. I can help you keep yourself accountable on changing behaviors and come up with effective plans for doing so.
Struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, depression, or interpersonal issues can be tough. I get that it takes vulnerability to share your difficulties and innermost thoughts with another person. My goal is to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can be your authentic self. I can help you keep yourself accountable on changing behaviors and come up with effective plans for doing so.
(281) 500-8953 View (281) 500-8953
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Marva Davis Burks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
I would love the chance to assist you in learning the necessary coping strategies needed to navigate your way through life difficulties and becoming the star in a new chapter of your own story. Together we can find ways to make sense of life's ups and down and provide a safe space for individuals, families, and couples to heal.
I would love the chance to assist you in learning the necessary coping strategies needed to navigate your way through life difficulties and becoming the star in a new chapter of your own story. Together we can find ways to make sense of life's ups and down and provide a safe space for individuals, families, and couples to heal.
(346) 214-0657 View (346) 214-0657
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Dr. Julia L. Prillaman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. I receive frequent referrals for issues pertaining to perfectionism, over-achievement, obsessions, and depressive conditions including bipolar disorder. I am particularly interested in working with individuals with unique and/or complex constellations of symptoms. Regardless of diagnosis, I encourage all patients to define their goals for treatment and to actively participate in the therapy process. I have worked both domestically and internationally and welcome all cultures to my practice.
I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. I receive frequent referrals for issues pertaining to perfectionism, over-achievement, obsessions, and depressive conditions including bipolar disorder. I am particularly interested in working with individuals with unique and/or complex constellations of symptoms. Regardless of diagnosis, I encourage all patients to define their goals for treatment and to actively participate in the therapy process. I have worked both domestically and internationally and welcome all cultures to my practice.
(713) 338-9108 View (713) 338-9108
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Ashley Lowery
CTRS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401
Recreation Therapy Services, LLC is for young and middle aged adults (18-65 yrs old) dealing with high stress, poor school/work-life balance, boredom, no motivation for activities of interest, and individuals who struggle to find sober enjoyment/relaxation. For the Mental Health population, Recreation Therapy shows people how they can still have fun without abusing substances, hurting themselves, or hurting others, which can be hard to do alone. By utilizing a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, an individual can come to rebuild balance in day to day life using recreation and gain skills needed to improve mental health.
Recreation Therapy Services, LLC is for young and middle aged adults (18-65 yrs old) dealing with high stress, poor school/work-life balance, boredom, no motivation for activities of interest, and individuals who struggle to find sober enjoyment/relaxation. For the Mental Health population, Recreation Therapy shows people how they can still have fun without abusing substances, hurting themselves, or hurting others, which can be hard to do alone. By utilizing a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, an individual can come to rebuild balance in day to day life using recreation and gain skills needed to improve mental health.
(832) 734-7439 View (832) 734-7439
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Dr. Marcia Lindsey•Stress•OCD•Sleep•Neurofeedback
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Are you constantly worried? Do you freeze when making decisions? Does your mental load keep you tossing and turning at night? Do you experience intrusive or unwanted thoughts? Do you feel compelled to perform certain behaviors or rituals? Have you tried regular talk therapy without success? Neurofeedback, EMDR, CBT, Touchpoints, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy, and other research-based therapies can help you achieve tangible relief. You can utilize the strengths of your brain to address emotional difficulties, including challenges that are biologically based or driven by traumatic experiences. Practical tools for sustained healing.
Are you constantly worried? Do you freeze when making decisions? Does your mental load keep you tossing and turning at night? Do you experience intrusive or unwanted thoughts? Do you feel compelled to perform certain behaviors or rituals? Have you tried regular talk therapy without success? Neurofeedback, EMDR, CBT, Touchpoints, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy, and other research-based therapies can help you achieve tangible relief. You can utilize the strengths of your brain to address emotional difficulties, including challenges that are biologically based or driven by traumatic experiences. Practical tools for sustained healing.
(832) 981-5737 View (832) 981-5737
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Chelsea Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Welcome! My name is Chelsea Adams, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor (LCSW-S) in the State of Texas. After receiving my Bachelor of Psychology from Texas A&M University, I earned my Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin. I completed my post-graduate training at Texas Children’s Center for Reproductive Psychiatry, where I worked with adult female clients suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety. I have trained and worked in various settings including Texas Children’s Hospital, UT Physician’s, and The Menninger Clinic.
Welcome! My name is Chelsea Adams, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor (LCSW-S) in the State of Texas. After receiving my Bachelor of Psychology from Texas A&M University, I earned my Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin. I completed my post-graduate training at Texas Children’s Center for Reproductive Psychiatry, where I worked with adult female clients suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety. I have trained and worked in various settings including Texas Children’s Hospital, UT Physician’s, and The Menninger Clinic.
(346) 456-4683 View (346) 456-4683
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Judy K. Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401  (Online Only)
Are you looking for joy in your life and finding that it is eluding you? Do you want to thrive rather than just survive? Are you ready to take the next step? My clients are people who are seeking greater happiness and are willing to believe that there might be a better world available to them. I work with clients to identify stressors and strengths, overcome emotional barriers, and create a plan to successfully engage in life on life's terms. Each day brings new opportunities to live life to the fullest. Positive change happens, and it is within your grasp.
Are you looking for joy in your life and finding that it is eluding you? Do you want to thrive rather than just survive? Are you ready to take the next step? My clients are people who are seeking greater happiness and are willing to believe that there might be a better world available to them. I work with clients to identify stressors and strengths, overcome emotional barriers, and create a plan to successfully engage in life on life's terms. Each day brings new opportunities to live life to the fullest. Positive change happens, and it is within your grasp.
(713) 766-4917 View (713) 766-4917
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Dr. Manahil Riaz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, EdD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401
At this time I am only taking cash paying (out of pocket) clients. I currently have a wait-list for all others who wish to use their benefits until August 2024, I do have a network of therapists available to provide therapy online and in-person. Most have been interviewed, trained and are learning how to provide the highest level of therapy by me. Please reach out if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of them. Please see pictures, message for a bio!
At this time I am only taking cash paying (out of pocket) clients. I currently have a wait-list for all others who wish to use their benefits until August 2024, I do have a network of therapists available to provide therapy online and in-person. Most have been interviewed, trained and are learning how to provide the highest level of therapy by me. Please reach out if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of them. Please see pictures, message for a bio!
(832) 219-7850 View (832) 219-7850
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Dr. Wenli Liu
MD
Not Verified Not Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Frequently, metabolic disorders and mental health challenges coexist, exacerbating each other's effects. As one aspect worsens, it can adversely affect the other. Rectifying metabolic disorders can alleviate mental health issues, and vice versa, yet adopting essential lifestyle adjustments such as dietary changes and behavioral modifications can prove challenging amidst intense emotional stress and chronic symptoms. By seamlessly combining holistic insight and conventional medical precision, integrative medicine offers an array of tools tailored to tackle intricate symptom clusters, fostering enduring well-being and health.
Frequently, metabolic disorders and mental health challenges coexist, exacerbating each other's effects. As one aspect worsens, it can adversely affect the other. Rectifying metabolic disorders can alleviate mental health issues, and vice versa, yet adopting essential lifestyle adjustments such as dietary changes and behavioral modifications can prove challenging amidst intense emotional stress and chronic symptoms. By seamlessly combining holistic insight and conventional medical precision, integrative medicine offers an array of tools tailored to tackle intricate symptom clusters, fostering enduring well-being and health.
(346) 788-1817 View (346) 788-1817
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Ruth Rosines Psychotherapy
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
In my psychotherapy (and psychoanalysis) practice , I am devoted to help you with problems of living: anxieties, inhibitions, depressive feelings, compulsions, frustrated ambitions, and fears of success, desire and love itself . We can team up to help you achieve a healthy, meaningful life with ability to love, work and play with freedom and creativity. The life you live today is shaping your future, to secure a better future we need to repair the problems in the present. I offer a proven, caring experiential approach to promote growth, deepen your self understanding, and increase your self worth.
In my psychotherapy (and psychoanalysis) practice , I am devoted to help you with problems of living: anxieties, inhibitions, depressive feelings, compulsions, frustrated ambitions, and fears of success, desire and love itself . We can team up to help you achieve a healthy, meaningful life with ability to love, work and play with freedom and creativity. The life you live today is shaping your future, to secure a better future we need to repair the problems in the present. I offer a proven, caring experiential approach to promote growth, deepen your self understanding, and increase your self worth.
(713) 338-9170 View (713) 338-9170
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Lucy Peacock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
We all seek a comfortable balance between the demands of our daily lives, but sometimes even the balancing act itself can become a source of stress. I put great emphasis on developing a therapeutic relationship with each client I work with in order to develop a sense of trust. I am a safe environment for you to fall into, but I am also the side of the mirror we often avoid. It is on that other side of the mirror where we may find breakthrough, self-worth, and growth. I am dedicated to fostering a non-judgmental environment for you to work through everything you are feeling to heal and improve your quality of life.
We all seek a comfortable balance between the demands of our daily lives, but sometimes even the balancing act itself can become a source of stress. I put great emphasis on developing a therapeutic relationship with each client I work with in order to develop a sense of trust. I am a safe environment for you to fall into, but I am also the side of the mirror we often avoid. It is on that other side of the mirror where we may find breakthrough, self-worth, and growth. I am dedicated to fostering a non-judgmental environment for you to work through everything you are feeling to heal and improve your quality of life.
(346) 449-4589 View (346) 449-4589
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Suzi C. Phelps
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
I believe therapy is a collaborative process where you are the expert in you and I am the expert in human behavior. Together we work toward achieving your goals. I work from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, however, I am trained in a variety of techniques, including EMDR, and I tailor my approach to meet my client's individual needs. Many adults seek treatment when they discover that their coping strategies and survival skills of childhood don't work in adulthood. Frequently, people are feeling overwhelmed when they enter treatment. Therefore, lowering one's baseline level of distress is usually the first step.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process where you are the expert in you and I am the expert in human behavior. Together we work toward achieving your goals. I work from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, however, I am trained in a variety of techniques, including EMDR, and I tailor my approach to meet my client's individual needs. Many adults seek treatment when they discover that their coping strategies and survival skills of childhood don't work in adulthood. Frequently, people are feeling overwhelmed when they enter treatment. Therefore, lowering one's baseline level of distress is usually the first step.
(713) 338-9079 View (713) 338-9079
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Life 8 LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, LCSW-S, LICSW, LCDC, ADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you need someone to help you progress in life in order to meet your personal, interpersonal, academic, professional, or spiritual goals? Is past trauma causing you to feel anxious, depressed, or hopeless about the future? Is an addiction getting in your way of your success? Do extreme emotions such as anger, fear, jealousy, shame, grief, or love stop you from progressing in life? Do you feel like you are are lacking skills? Are you willing to learn research-based techniques? Are you willing to do a little homework? Are you willing to think out of the box? Are you okay with having some fun sometimes too?
Do you need someone to help you progress in life in order to meet your personal, interpersonal, academic, professional, or spiritual goals? Is past trauma causing you to feel anxious, depressed, or hopeless about the future? Is an addiction getting in your way of your success? Do extreme emotions such as anger, fear, jealousy, shame, grief, or love stop you from progressing in life? Do you feel like you are are lacking skills? Are you willing to learn research-based techniques? Are you willing to do a little homework? Are you willing to think out of the box? Are you okay with having some fun sometimes too?
(346) 420-5153 View (346) 420-5153
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Leslie Crossman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Assessment of children ages 5 to Adult for ADHD, learning disorders, cognitive processing difficulties and psychological disorders. Evaluations to measure variety of ability areas, such as thinking ability, verbal ability, and processing speed. Psycho-educational testing to determine entrance into private schools, documentation of a disability condition for public or private schools, for colleges or universities, and college board entrance exams. Assistance with educational planning and testing accommodations.
Assessment of children ages 5 to Adult for ADHD, learning disorders, cognitive processing difficulties and psychological disorders. Evaluations to measure variety of ability areas, such as thinking ability, verbal ability, and processing speed. Psycho-educational testing to determine entrance into private schools, documentation of a disability condition for public or private schools, for colleges or universities, and college board entrance exams. Assistance with educational planning and testing accommodations.
(713) 234-0693 View (713) 234-0693

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bellaire, TX

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Bellaire, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
65% Grief
65% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Bellaire, TX see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bellaire?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.