Therapists in Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX

Photo of Dr. Melissa Hunter, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX
Dr. Melissa Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75243
Sometimes we can get thrown into changes we weren't ready for. Maybe the change is welcomed. Regardless of whether these changes are expected or unexpected, I am confident that together, we can embrace these changes in the midst of joy or grief & become our own resources as we learn new ways to approach the issue or the situation. This is the heart of my therapeutic approach. I believe individuals, couples, & families have the ability to change. I am ready to walk with you on your journey & look forward to discovering ways which strengthen your approach to life's changes.
Sometimes we can get thrown into changes we weren't ready for. Maybe the change is welcomed. Regardless of whether these changes are expected or unexpected, I am confident that together, we can embrace these changes in the midst of joy or grief & become our own resources as we learn new ways to approach the issue or the situation. This is the heart of my therapeutic approach. I believe individuals, couples, & families have the ability to change. I am ready to walk with you on your journey & look forward to discovering ways which strengthen your approach to life's changes.
(972) 440-1430 x1 View (972) 440-1430 x1
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Linda Spang O'Toole
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, DBT-LBC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75206
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a DBT-Linehan Behavioral Certified Clinician with DALLAS DBT. We specialize in treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Dysregulation, and Complex PTSD using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Complex PE. Additionally, I treat clients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. I work with Adults, Adolescents, Parents, and Families
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a DBT-Linehan Behavioral Certified Clinician with DALLAS DBT. We specialize in treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Dysregulation, and Complex PTSD using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Complex PE. Additionally, I treat clients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. I work with Adults, Adolescents, Parents, and Families
(972) 918-0170 x4 View (972) 918-0170 x4
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Gail A Chester
Psychologist, PhD, LPCS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75231
Insight. Balance. Growth. These 3 elements are what I have found people are seeking when forming a working relationship with a professional psychologist. A balanced therapeutic perspective, someone who listens with insight, and a plan created WITH the client for sustained personal and/or professional growth - this is what I offer in my work with clients. It's an approach that has been successful with clients for over 3 decades. My clients describe me as warm, genuine, caring, and the process of change as enjoyable even though at times life circumstances can be difficult.
Insight. Balance. Growth. These 3 elements are what I have found people are seeking when forming a working relationship with a professional psychologist. A balanced therapeutic perspective, someone who listens with insight, and a plan created WITH the client for sustained personal and/or professional growth - this is what I offer in my work with clients. It's an approach that has been successful with clients for over 3 decades. My clients describe me as warm, genuine, caring, and the process of change as enjoyable even though at times life circumstances can be difficult.
(214) 919-8813 View (214) 919-8813
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Dr. Mohamed Khalif
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75243  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward? Are you looking for new ways to navigate life transitions? Your story matters and you deserve to be happy. I am here to help. I offer confidential and safe therapeutic space to help you explore more of what is important to you. I am passionate about supporting individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, and ADHD. I draw from several treatment modalities that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, family systems, and narrative therapy.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward? Are you looking for new ways to navigate life transitions? Your story matters and you deserve to be happy. I am here to help. I offer confidential and safe therapeutic space to help you explore more of what is important to you. I am passionate about supporting individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, and ADHD. I draw from several treatment modalities that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, family systems, and narrative therapy.
(972) 640-6454 View (972) 640-6454
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Julie Wilding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75206  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Julie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. "It is an act of bravery to feel your feelings." If you are reading this, you should be extremely proud of yourself for showing courage by putting YOU first and taking the next step in your therapeutic journey. I know it can be a scary step but my ultimate goal is to create a space of safety and comfort! If you allow me, I will be right by your side to help you navigate through your journey of healing, growing, fulfilment and finding yourself.
Hello, my name is Julie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. "It is an act of bravery to feel your feelings." If you are reading this, you should be extremely proud of yourself for showing courage by putting YOU first and taking the next step in your therapeutic journey. I know it can be a scary step but my ultimate goal is to create a space of safety and comfort! If you allow me, I will be right by your side to help you navigate through your journey of healing, growing, fulfilment and finding yourself.
(512) 886-6424 View (512) 886-6424
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Alexandria Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75243
Life is filled with many hardships and disappointments of which we have no control over. However, we do have the ability to choose how we perceive and respond to these unfortunate events. Perspective is key! Accepting the past, adjusting to life's unexpected changes, and learning to forgive yourself and others isn't easy, but it is possible. We are all prone to experiencing feelings of guilt, depression, anxiety, and sometimes, a loss sense of self during trying times, but together we can create a plan that guides you towards a better version of yourself. You are more than capable of reaching your full potential!
Life is filled with many hardships and disappointments of which we have no control over. However, we do have the ability to choose how we perceive and respond to these unfortunate events. Perspective is key! Accepting the past, adjusting to life's unexpected changes, and learning to forgive yourself and others isn't easy, but it is possible. We are all prone to experiencing feelings of guilt, depression, anxiety, and sometimes, a loss sense of self during trying times, but together we can create a plan that guides you towards a better version of yourself. You are more than capable of reaching your full potential!
(469) 772-8649 View (469) 772-8649
Photo of Tracie Morrison Salmon Lpc Pa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX
Tracie Morrison Salmon Lpc Pa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LCDC
Verified
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75231
I have over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and maintain a private practice in Dallas, Texas, as well as tele-therapy from all over. I work well with high functioning clients seeking help with relationships, stress and anxiety, goals and dreams, or issues related to emotion and self-esteem. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, whether in my office or on the phone, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for. My own health and growth have always been important and help me to be the best for my clients.
I have over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and maintain a private practice in Dallas, Texas, as well as tele-therapy from all over. I work well with high functioning clients seeking help with relationships, stress and anxiety, goals and dreams, or issues related to emotion and self-esteem. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, whether in my office or on the phone, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for. My own health and growth have always been important and help me to be the best for my clients.
(214) 761-5997 View (214) 761-5997
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Ralph Casazza Phd
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75231
I am Dr. Ralph Casazza, a licensed psychologist; with clinical training & experience focusing on the treatment of issues related to depression, anxiety, work stress/career counseling, communication skills development, chronic medical conditions, pain management, PTSD, substance abuse, & other addictive behaviors. I have worked in various settings and with different client populations, including adults, senior citizens, medical populations (hospitals, nursing homes, and rehab facilities), LGBTQ+, substance abuse clinics, etc.
I am Dr. Ralph Casazza, a licensed psychologist; with clinical training & experience focusing on the treatment of issues related to depression, anxiety, work stress/career counseling, communication skills development, chronic medical conditions, pain management, PTSD, substance abuse, & other addictive behaviors. I have worked in various settings and with different client populations, including adults, senior citizens, medical populations (hospitals, nursing homes, and rehab facilities), LGBTQ+, substance abuse clinics, etc.
(469) 966-7960 View (469) 966-7960
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Dr. Esteffania Lezama
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75206  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual psychologist who is passionate about offering people a safe, supportive, and compassionate therapeutic environment in which to grow and explore themselves. I view psychotherapy as being a collaborative experience where the therapeutic relationship drives meaningful change and growth. As my clients experience those uncomfortable "growth spurt" moments, I aim to support them by modeling authenticity and encouraging them to practice patience and acceptance with themselves. It is my personal belief that therapy can not only lead to symptom reduction, but also to greater personal satisfaction and inner tranquility.
I am a bilingual psychologist who is passionate about offering people a safe, supportive, and compassionate therapeutic environment in which to grow and explore themselves. I view psychotherapy as being a collaborative experience where the therapeutic relationship drives meaningful change and growth. As my clients experience those uncomfortable "growth spurt" moments, I aim to support them by modeling authenticity and encouraging them to practice patience and acceptance with themselves. It is my personal belief that therapy can not only lead to symptom reduction, but also to greater personal satisfaction and inner tranquility.
(469) 804-9684 View (469) 804-9684
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Michelle Rodgers
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75206
Michelle provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. She has over ten years of experience working with clients directly impacted by abuse and trauma. Intrinsically, Michelle believes we are all capable of accomplishing our own individual goals of growth, healing, and/or change when we’re open to trusting the therapeutic process. Michelle values the importance of a strong therapeutic bond with her clients, built on mutual respect, honesty, genuine rapport, and therapeutic humor. She also believes that therapy should be a collaborative journey with her clients and the caregivers of her child clients.
Michelle provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. She has over ten years of experience working with clients directly impacted by abuse and trauma. Intrinsically, Michelle believes we are all capable of accomplishing our own individual goals of growth, healing, and/or change when we’re open to trusting the therapeutic process. Michelle values the importance of a strong therapeutic bond with her clients, built on mutual respect, honesty, genuine rapport, and therapeutic humor. She also believes that therapy should be a collaborative journey with her clients and the caregivers of her child clients.
(469) 414-0595 View (469) 414-0595
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Monica L Brookhart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75206
Welcome! My commitment is to foster a safe and supportive environment that empowers you to overcome your challenges. You might find yourself in a situation where you're unsure of what you're going through, but you have a sense that seeking help from a therapist is the right step. Please know that you're not alone-I am here to guide you through this journey, drawing upon my expertise in EMDR and a blend of research-based techniques. Together, we will work towards tailoring therapy to fit your unique needs, paving the way for healing and growth.
Welcome! My commitment is to foster a safe and supportive environment that empowers you to overcome your challenges. You might find yourself in a situation where you're unsure of what you're going through, but you have a sense that seeking help from a therapist is the right step. Please know that you're not alone-I am here to guide you through this journey, drawing upon my expertise in EMDR and a blend of research-based techniques. Together, we will work towards tailoring therapy to fit your unique needs, paving the way for healing and growth.
(469) 529-6092 View (469) 529-6092
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Joy Liani Hallman
Pre-Licensed Professional, EdD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75231
I believe self-forgiveness can unlock powerful opportunities to move forward. I offer a safe space free of judgement, and I empower others to create and become their best selves and am most noted for assisting with improving self-esteem and lessening anxiety while creating calm. Together, we can let go of things which no longer serve you, deconstruct negative stories, and begin again by identifying and reshaping your goals so that you can author your success story. I can assist you with adding more joy in your life and becoming your best self!
I believe self-forgiveness can unlock powerful opportunities to move forward. I offer a safe space free of judgement, and I empower others to create and become their best selves and am most noted for assisting with improving self-esteem and lessening anxiety while creating calm. Together, we can let go of things which no longer serve you, deconstruct negative stories, and begin again by identifying and reshaping your goals so that you can author your success story. I can assist you with adding more joy in your life and becoming your best self!
(469) 206-1392 View (469) 206-1392
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Heidi Reddin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75231
Hello! My name is Heidi Reddin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in New Braunfels, TX, and I see clients all throughout Texas via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, and major life transitions. I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy as modalities to explore client concerns.
Hello! My name is Heidi Reddin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in New Braunfels, TX, and I see clients all throughout Texas via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, and major life transitions. I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy as modalities to explore client concerns.
(469) 654-3331 View (469) 654-3331
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Natalie Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75231
Not accepting new clients
Looking for change? Having hope that some things could be different? I think change is possible and know that it can be really difficult when you might not know where to begin. Maybe you have been feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed, avoiding emotions until they get too big to ignore. Maybe you just want to know yourself better. Your feelings are valid and the change you want matters. It’s possible to find a sense of direction and reconnect to yourself and others. Therapy can be a space to explore your questions, concerns and navigate how you want to move forward to live the life you want.
Looking for change? Having hope that some things could be different? I think change is possible and know that it can be really difficult when you might not know where to begin. Maybe you have been feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed, avoiding emotions until they get too big to ignore. Maybe you just want to know yourself better. Your feelings are valid and the change you want matters. It’s possible to find a sense of direction and reconnect to yourself and others. Therapy can be a space to explore your questions, concerns and navigate how you want to move forward to live the life you want.
(214) 256-1218 View (214) 256-1218
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Sara Galaso
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75206
Relationships, especially parent-child, need a deep understanding of how to repair after communication ruptures. I feel called to empower other parents to feel more confident during times of disconnection, grief, and significant life changes. As if parenting isn’t challenging enough, we all get pushed to our limits when stressful and painful events happen. Asking for help is a sign of strength and resilience, the goal of therapy is to strengthen the connection with yourself and with your loved ones. Everyone needs support and a safe space to grow stronger.
Relationships, especially parent-child, need a deep understanding of how to repair after communication ruptures. I feel called to empower other parents to feel more confident during times of disconnection, grief, and significant life changes. As if parenting isn’t challenging enough, we all get pushed to our limits when stressful and painful events happen. Asking for help is a sign of strength and resilience, the goal of therapy is to strengthen the connection with yourself and with your loved ones. Everyone needs support and a safe space to grow stronger.
(469) 564-3332 View (469) 564-3332
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Stuart N. Robinson, PhD - Live More Simply, Inc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75231  (Online Only)
We specialize in testing, diagnosing, counseling and coaching adults with Asperger's/Autism, dyslexia and other learning disorders, ADD/ADHD,visual and auditory processing disorders, language and communication disorders. We also treat anxiety disorders like OCD, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety, as well as sleep disorders. Many of these occur with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia or Asperger's/Autism. If you researched ASD and feel there is a possibility then there is probably good reason to explore it further.
We specialize in testing, diagnosing, counseling and coaching adults with Asperger's/Autism, dyslexia and other learning disorders, ADD/ADHD,visual and auditory processing disorders, language and communication disorders. We also treat anxiety disorders like OCD, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety, as well as sleep disorders. Many of these occur with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia or Asperger's/Autism. If you researched ASD and feel there is a possibility then there is probably good reason to explore it further.
(972) 994-1538 View (972) 994-1538
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Paul K Chafetz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75231
ADULT CHILDREN OF DIFFICULT OLDER PARENTS: My widely praised 2017 book on this topic, available on Amazon.com, covers thirty powerful concepts, insights, and skills for these adult children. PSYCHOTHERAPY: I serve individuals (age 21-101), couples, and families coping with changes in health, living arrangements, relationships, or new stages of life. FORENSIC ASSESSMENT OF TESTAMENTARY CAPACITY: I assess capacity to sign wills, powers of attorney, contracts, and other documents. PSYCHOLOGICAL READINESS FOR THE "WORK AFTERLIFE" (aka retirement or selling one's business).
ADULT CHILDREN OF DIFFICULT OLDER PARENTS: My widely praised 2017 book on this topic, available on Amazon.com, covers thirty powerful concepts, insights, and skills for these adult children. PSYCHOTHERAPY: I serve individuals (age 21-101), couples, and families coping with changes in health, living arrangements, relationships, or new stages of life. FORENSIC ASSESSMENT OF TESTAMENTARY CAPACITY: I assess capacity to sign wills, powers of attorney, contracts, and other documents. PSYCHOLOGICAL READINESS FOR THE "WORK AFTERLIFE" (aka retirement or selling one's business).
(469) 665-8238 View (469) 665-8238
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Gina L Warr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75206
All human beings experience difficult times. Our environments often change faster than we can keep up with. Like most living things, one of our greatest strengths is our resilience. As a mental health professional, it is my role to help people identify and utilize the strengths they already possess to cope with whatever challenges have been put in front of them. I believe in creating a safe and inclusive environment for clients to process feelings, focus on goals, develop problem solving techniques, and coping strategies that work best for the individual.
All human beings experience difficult times. Our environments often change faster than we can keep up with. Like most living things, one of our greatest strengths is our resilience. As a mental health professional, it is my role to help people identify and utilize the strengths they already possess to cope with whatever challenges have been put in front of them. I believe in creating a safe and inclusive environment for clients to process feelings, focus on goals, develop problem solving techniques, and coping strategies that work best for the individual.
(682) 297-5651 View (682) 297-5651
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Bruce W Cameron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
Verified
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75243
The mission is to provide quality counseling/consulting services in an atmosphere that is friendly pleasant and efficient. My primary clientele are adolescents, adults, and families that are seeking services related to substance use disorders, compulsive internet abuse, sexual offending/issues, ADHD issues, and criminal offenses. I assist clients in their journey toward positive self-growth and psychological development. Stress is a fact of life, but you may have stress conditions that go beyond the usual. Sober and Recovery Coaching services are also offered.
The mission is to provide quality counseling/consulting services in an atmosphere that is friendly pleasant and efficient. My primary clientele are adolescents, adults, and families that are seeking services related to substance use disorders, compulsive internet abuse, sexual offending/issues, ADHD issues, and criminal offenses. I assist clients in their journey toward positive self-growth and psychological development. Stress is a fact of life, but you may have stress conditions that go beyond the usual. Sober and Recovery Coaching services are also offered.
(214) 431-2032 View (214) 431-2032
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Shannon R. Poppito
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX 75231
As an existential behavioral health psychologist, who predominantly works in cancer care and with those facing existential-spiritual (life-transitional) crises, the client most attracted to my services would be someone who is interested in finding meaning & purpose in Life through their struggles. Depression and anxiety are symptoms of a greater bio-psycho-spiritual challenge. By exploring the particular life-transitional stressors (such as facing cancer or another life crisis), that trigger anxiety or sadness, we then delve into patterns of 'stuckness' that help liberate clients to be free to be their true authentic selves.
As an existential behavioral health psychologist, who predominantly works in cancer care and with those facing existential-spiritual (life-transitional) crises, the client most attracted to my services would be someone who is interested in finding meaning & purpose in Life through their struggles. Depression and anxiety are symptoms of a greater bio-psycho-spiritual challenge. By exploring the particular life-transitional stressors (such as facing cancer or another life crisis), that trigger anxiety or sadness, we then delve into patterns of 'stuckness' that help liberate clients to be free to be their true authentic selves.
(469) 707-8529 View (469) 707-8529

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Number of Therapists in Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Highlands, Dallas?

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.