Therapists in Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX

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Milagros Magaly Lozano
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
Hablo Español. Sometimes life issues require an objective sounding board to allow for a deeper understanding of present issues. Specialties include individual, marital,parenting and adolescents. Handling of national and international cases on immigration issues. All types of psychological evaluations /A veces las preocupaciones de la vida requiere alguien que le puede dar una perspectiva objetiva y profesional. Doctorada de sicologia de la familia y desarollo del nino . Con muchos anos de experiencia en consejeria de la familia y evaluaciones psicologicos nacionalmente y internacionalmente. Areas de intervencion sicologico en las cortes en casos de divorcio/custodia, inmigracion, y ayuda con comportamiento de sus hijos.
Hablo Español. Sometimes life issues require an objective sounding board to allow for a deeper understanding of present issues. Specialties include individual, marital,parenting and adolescents. Handling of national and international cases on immigration issues. All types of psychological evaluations /A veces las preocupaciones de la vida requiere alguien que le puede dar una perspectiva objetiva y profesional. Doctorada de sicologia de la familia y desarollo del nino . Con muchos anos de experiencia en consejeria de la familia y evaluaciones psicologicos nacionalmente y internacionalmente. Areas de intervencion sicologico en las cortes en casos de divorcio/custodia, inmigracion, y ayuda con comportamiento de sus hijos.
(214) 833-6848 View (214) 833-6848
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Rhea L. Hill- Blissed Being, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH-C, LPC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211  (Online Only)
Everyone is doing their best from their level of awareness. Knowing how to identify when an experience violates your senses of how things should be, is half the battle. Rhea Hill MS, LPC, NCC is familiar with the myriad symptoms, including but not limited to, stress- irritability, anxiety, poor concentration, insomnia, and depression. People want to experience improvement in their lives. You have the power to make choices and manifest change. As a counselor, Rhea strives to work with clients at a pace that is comfortable for them, as the courage that it takes to move past challenges and reach goals is appreciated.
Everyone is doing their best from their level of awareness. Knowing how to identify when an experience violates your senses of how things should be, is half the battle. Rhea Hill MS, LPC, NCC is familiar with the myriad symptoms, including but not limited to, stress- irritability, anxiety, poor concentration, insomnia, and depression. People want to experience improvement in their lives. You have the power to make choices and manifest change. As a counselor, Rhea strives to work with clients at a pace that is comfortable for them, as the courage that it takes to move past challenges and reach goals is appreciated.
(469) 352-2803 View (469) 352-2803
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Leigh S Mann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
We all have resilience within us. No matter what obstacles we find in our way, with the right tools, we can emerge from fear and pain and build a life with purpose and meaning. We all have times in our lives when issues arise involving depression, anxiety, grief, anger, addiction and recovery, parenting, or marital problems. Together we can chart a course to help you flourish.
We all have resilience within us. No matter what obstacles we find in our way, with the right tools, we can emerge from fear and pain and build a life with purpose and meaning. We all have times in our lives when issues arise involving depression, anxiety, grief, anger, addiction and recovery, parenting, or marital problems. Together we can chart a course to help you flourish.
(214) 953-7674 View (214) 953-7674
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Juan (Tony) Antonio Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
English/Spanish services available. My experience as a therapist/counselor goes back at the school setting for 19 years, 12 as a K-12 school counselor. I also have over 3000 professional psychotherapy/counseling hours working with young adults and couples. My clients may be having difficulties with personal relationships, depression, anxiety, stresses of life, or workplace and or trauma. Psychotherapy is about helping people work through struggles and find balance in life. Christian, spiritual psychotherapy is available for clients who prefer a faith focus approach. Seeking help to resolve issues is the first step to healing.
English/Spanish services available. My experience as a therapist/counselor goes back at the school setting for 19 years, 12 as a K-12 school counselor. I also have over 3000 professional psychotherapy/counseling hours working with young adults and couples. My clients may be having difficulties with personal relationships, depression, anxiety, stresses of life, or workplace and or trauma. Psychotherapy is about helping people work through struggles and find balance in life. Christian, spiritual psychotherapy is available for clients who prefer a faith focus approach. Seeking help to resolve issues is the first step to healing.
(713) 999-0190 View (713) 999-0190
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Zahira Melendez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified
3 Endorsed
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211  (Online Only)
You wake up in the morning next to a person who feels more like a roommate than a partner. You don’t talk to each other like you used to. You miss going out on dates and laughing together. In the evening, you go to separate spaces feeling disconnected and alone. You have been asking yourself “do I really want to stay in this relationship?”. You know something has to change but you are so deep in the rut that you don’t know how to get out of it. This is where I come in. I work with couples who find themselves in a lifeless relationship.
You wake up in the morning next to a person who feels more like a roommate than a partner. You don’t talk to each other like you used to. You miss going out on dates and laughing together. In the evening, you go to separate spaces feeling disconnected and alone. You have been asking yourself “do I really want to stay in this relationship?”. You know something has to change but you are so deep in the rut that you don’t know how to get out of it. This is where I come in. I work with couples who find themselves in a lifeless relationship.
(512) 957-3360 View (512) 957-3360
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Chelsea Williams | Supervised By Tiera Hughes Lpc-S |
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Often times our emotions causes us to feel overwhelmed, experience increased sadness and overall a decline in our mental health. Navigating through this thing we call life can be challenging nonetheless but it can also be a time to learn ourselves and become a better self. As a African American therapist, I am here to help navigate and be an advocate while providing a safe therapeutic environment. I enjoy working with teenagers, young adults and adults who are experiencing life transitions, school related issues, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns.
Often times our emotions causes us to feel overwhelmed, experience increased sadness and overall a decline in our mental health. Navigating through this thing we call life can be challenging nonetheless but it can also be a time to learn ourselves and become a better self. As a African American therapist, I am here to help navigate and be an advocate while providing a safe therapeutic environment. I enjoy working with teenagers, young adults and adults who are experiencing life transitions, school related issues, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns.
(469) 351-3627 View (469) 351-3627
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Crisanta Searway
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211  (Online Only)
I'm a compassionate mental health professional committed to providing evening virtual counseling services to clients of all ages. My warm and empathetic approach creates a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without hesitation. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, chronic illness, grief, trauma, neurodivergent issues, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, or any other mental health concerns, I am here to support you every step of the way. As a member of the American Counseling Association, I am committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and delivering the best possible care.
I'm a compassionate mental health professional committed to providing evening virtual counseling services to clients of all ages. My warm and empathetic approach creates a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without hesitation. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, chronic illness, grief, trauma, neurodivergent issues, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, or any other mental health concerns, I am here to support you every step of the way. As a member of the American Counseling Association, I am committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and delivering the best possible care.
(817) 904-3577 View (817) 904-3577
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Katie Smelko
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, C-DBT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
Katie Smelko is passionate about the beauty that can come from broken places and wants to see you healthy in body, heart, and mind. She believes that all of these aspects contribute to you thriving. By co-creating a safe space for openness, processing, and healing, she will partner with you to identify questions and experiences that may be interfering with your sense of wholeness. She specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, as well as those who deal with issues that are often linked with trauma experiences. These include substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders.
Katie Smelko is passionate about the beauty that can come from broken places and wants to see you healthy in body, heart, and mind. She believes that all of these aspects contribute to you thriving. By co-creating a safe space for openness, processing, and healing, she will partner with you to identify questions and experiences that may be interfering with your sense of wholeness. She specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, as well as those who deal with issues that are often linked with trauma experiences. These include substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders.
(469) 840-1569 View (469) 840-1569
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Zaira Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
I am a bilingual counselor who specializes on helping Hispanic clients with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and/or history of trauma. Do you have communication problems in your relationship? Do you wonder if there is anything you can do (or if you should even try) to save your relationship? Do you struggle with anxiety? Is your excessive worrying getting in the way of enjoying your life? Do have trouble engaging in activities you used to enjoy? Are you isolating, leaving you feeling lonely, or sad? Did you have a difficult childhood or experienced a traumatic event and it's affecting your current life or relationships?
I am a bilingual counselor who specializes on helping Hispanic clients with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and/or history of trauma. Do you have communication problems in your relationship? Do you wonder if there is anything you can do (or if you should even try) to save your relationship? Do you struggle with anxiety? Is your excessive worrying getting in the way of enjoying your life? Do have trouble engaging in activities you used to enjoy? Are you isolating, leaving you feeling lonely, or sad? Did you have a difficult childhood or experienced a traumatic event and it's affecting your current life or relationships?
(817) 670-9724 View (817) 670-9724
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Cameron Wade Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR-t, CSAT-C
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
Life heaps burdens on us, and many of them we are not meant to bear alone. It is my passion to help those going through pains they don't understand find healing. I currently work with clients of all backgrounds and enjoys working with those dealing with sex addiction, porn addiction, infidelity, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, grief, and abuse. I work with adult clients of all genders and backgrounds. My passion is helping individuals walk through the weight and shame of sex and porn addictions. I also have a heart for those who are suffering from trauma, especially betrayal trauma due to infidelity.
Life heaps burdens on us, and many of them we are not meant to bear alone. It is my passion to help those going through pains they don't understand find healing. I currently work with clients of all backgrounds and enjoys working with those dealing with sex addiction, porn addiction, infidelity, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, grief, and abuse. I work with adult clients of all genders and backgrounds. My passion is helping individuals walk through the weight and shame of sex and porn addictions. I also have a heart for those who are suffering from trauma, especially betrayal trauma due to infidelity.
(817) 969-3054 View (817) 969-3054
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Sarah de la Torre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
If you're looking to make a change or need to heal from past or current challenges, I am here to help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Texas, New York, and Florida and have been working in the mental health field since 2012. I have 9 years of experience working with children, individuals, and families presenting with challenges that include addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, ADHD, family challenges, and other stressors that can affect us at any point in our lives.
If you're looking to make a change or need to heal from past or current challenges, I am here to help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Texas, New York, and Florida and have been working in the mental health field since 2012. I have 9 years of experience working with children, individuals, and families presenting with challenges that include addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, ADHD, family challenges, and other stressors that can affect us at any point in our lives.
(469) 966-1616 View (469) 966-1616
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Emily Faith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RDT
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
You’re a dreamer. You have big plans for yourself. You are multi-passionate and curious. You are also anxious. You feel like what makes you unique also makes you lonely. You tend to intellectualize and brush off the negative and traumatic parts of your past because those feelings are not “productive”. But there is a little part of you that knows in order to accomplish the life you are envisioning, you might need to take a look at how parts of your past and current patterns are blocking you. Hey- I have been there. I still find myself there from time to time. The good news is you can experience relief and clarity.
You’re a dreamer. You have big plans for yourself. You are multi-passionate and curious. You are also anxious. You feel like what makes you unique also makes you lonely. You tend to intellectualize and brush off the negative and traumatic parts of your past because those feelings are not “productive”. But there is a little part of you that knows in order to accomplish the life you are envisioning, you might need to take a look at how parts of your past and current patterns are blocking you. Hey- I have been there. I still find myself there from time to time. The good news is you can experience relief and clarity.
(972) 382-9728 View (972) 382-9728
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Natalie Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
Natalie Baldwin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I've treated individuals and families with a myriad of concerns using an eclectic and holistic approach. Depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, emotional pain, physical illness, transitions, self-esteem, and acceptance have been some of the issues I've worked with among a diverse group of clienteles. I work with clients with complex trauma, teen, kids, couples, and addiction.
Natalie Baldwin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I've treated individuals and families with a myriad of concerns using an eclectic and holistic approach. Depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, emotional pain, physical illness, transitions, self-esteem, and acceptance have been some of the issues I've worked with among a diverse group of clienteles. I work with clients with complex trauma, teen, kids, couples, and addiction.
(214) 949-1309 View (214) 949-1309
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Chad Moltane
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
Hi, I am Chad Condon Moltane. I am a well-seasoned veteran Texas licensed professional counselor. In the online therapeutic platform, my main goal is to be by your virtual side in positively taking you on a therapeutic journey to choose to win your life back to your ideal self! I am here for individuals with a need to feel better about themselves after making positive changes to themselves so they can live a happy life.
Hi, I am Chad Condon Moltane. I am a well-seasoned veteran Texas licensed professional counselor. In the online therapeutic platform, my main goal is to be by your virtual side in positively taking you on a therapeutic journey to choose to win your life back to your ideal self! I am here for individuals with a need to feel better about themselves after making positive changes to themselves so they can live a happy life.
(832) 937-4063 View (832) 937-4063
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Brave Health
MD, MSW, LCSW, PhD, FNP-C
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211  (Online Only)
Brave Health is a virtual mental health provider dedicated to helping people thrive by engaging them in high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible mental health care. Our diverse clinical staff includes licensed psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and therapists with expertise in treating mental health and substance use disorders. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your health. We’ll work together to create a customized treatment plan for your needs. Our programs are evidence-based, drawing on approaches to treatment that are clinically proven to be effective.
Brave Health is a virtual mental health provider dedicated to helping people thrive by engaging them in high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible mental health care. Our diverse clinical staff includes licensed psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and therapists with expertise in treating mental health and substance use disorders. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your health. We’ll work together to create a customized treatment plan for your needs. Our programs are evidence-based, drawing on approaches to treatment that are clinically proven to be effective.
(972) 846-4891 View (972) 846-4891
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Addie Wieland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211  (Online Only)
I have never met you, but I know you. Anxiety at an all time high, struggling to sleep, feeling on edge, having a hard time being present, and the irritability. Snapping at people you love then being filled with shame about it. How about that mean loud voice in your head constantly telling you, "Who do you think you are?" "You aren't good enough." "You can't trust them." And all the other unhelpful beliefs that live rent free in your head. Don't forget about the perfectionism, always pushing, grinding, never stop. Then comes relationships or the lack of them. Or maybe you are in one but your partner complains you cannot connect.
I have never met you, but I know you. Anxiety at an all time high, struggling to sleep, feeling on edge, having a hard time being present, and the irritability. Snapping at people you love then being filled with shame about it. How about that mean loud voice in your head constantly telling you, "Who do you think you are?" "You aren't good enough." "You can't trust them." And all the other unhelpful beliefs that live rent free in your head. Don't forget about the perfectionism, always pushing, grinding, never stop. Then comes relationships or the lack of them. Or maybe you are in one but your partner complains you cannot connect.
(956) 374-2338 View (956) 374-2338
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Margaret Abrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with over twenty years of experience working in social services and two and a half years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, adoption, and challenges with self-harming. In sessions I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. In session I take a client centered approach, I am here to support the client and to help along their journey.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with over twenty years of experience working in social services and two and a half years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, adoption, and challenges with self-harming. In sessions I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. In session I take a client centered approach, I am here to support the client and to help along their journey.
(469) 933-0885 View (469) 933-0885
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Gloria Mann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211  (Online Only)
I am honored to have the opportunity to walk with you in your journey. Trusting others can be hard, and I am committed to cultivating a safe place where you can share your story. My goal is for you to feel empowered to explore and share your fears and joy. Every person has faced challenges, and and I hope to create a safe place for you to be fully seen and celebrated. As you navigate the terrain of your life, I look forward to providing you with a listening ear and self-advocacy tools and strategies. Together, we will pursue healing and help you discover the courage and resiliency you have to meet life's challenges.
I am honored to have the opportunity to walk with you in your journey. Trusting others can be hard, and I am committed to cultivating a safe place where you can share your story. My goal is for you to feel empowered to explore and share your fears and joy. Every person has faced challenges, and and I hope to create a safe place for you to be fully seen and celebrated. As you navigate the terrain of your life, I look forward to providing you with a listening ear and self-advocacy tools and strategies. Together, we will pursue healing and help you discover the courage and resiliency you have to meet life's challenges.
(512) 969-2155 View (512) 969-2155
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Thomas Pannell Warren Jr.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
I received my M.A. in Counseling and my B.A in Psychology at East Texas Baptist University. I have over 7 years of experience in working with individuals and families, adults and children alike. My intent is to work on strategies that will allow clients to address the root causes of difficulties while building meaningful social connections. My approach to life coaching encompasses a belief that people are strong and resilient.  I also believe that people know themselves best!  By combining your expertise with mine, positive outcomes will lead to achieving solutions.
I received my M.A. in Counseling and my B.A in Psychology at East Texas Baptist University. I have over 7 years of experience in working with individuals and families, adults and children alike. My intent is to work on strategies that will allow clients to address the root causes of difficulties while building meaningful social connections. My approach to life coaching encompasses a belief that people are strong and resilient.  I also believe that people know themselves best!  By combining your expertise with mine, positive outcomes will lead to achieving solutions.
(214) 751-3665 View (214) 751-3665
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April West
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX 75211
My career started as a classroom teacher and school counselor. I currently have over 20 years of experience working with students and families. In addition to my school counseling career, I am a crisis clinician in a major hospital in the DFW metroplex and work in over 32 emergency rooms providing on-call patient care. We all face unexpected challenges which sometimes leave us feeling hopeless and powerless. I believe that we have the ability to make healthy and appropriate choices regardless of the circumstances in which we may find ourselves.
My career started as a classroom teacher and school counselor. I currently have over 20 years of experience working with students and families. In addition to my school counseling career, I am a crisis clinician in a major hospital in the DFW metroplex and work in over 32 emergency rooms providing on-call patient care. We all face unexpected challenges which sometimes leave us feeling hopeless and powerless. I believe that we have the ability to make healthy and appropriate choices regardless of the circumstances in which we may find ourselves.
(469) 599-4023 View (469) 599-4023

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
74% Stress
63% Relationship Issues
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Cigna and Evernorth
76% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Winnetka Heights, 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.