Therapists in Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX

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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77057
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(281) 984-5276 View (281) 984-5276
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Jennifer Ekeoba
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MBA, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77056  (Online Only)
Is life "LIFING"? Feel like you are in an exhausting pattern of being misunderstood, overused, undervalued, and overwhelmed? Intrusive negative thoughts and limiting beliefs keeping you up at night? Fear of failure causes self-doubt or perfectionism? Ready to make a change but not sure where and how to start? I'm Jenn and at The SHIFT Mental Wellness, PLLC, I partner with Black women to transform a life narrative of frustration and dissatisfaction to one of confidence, stability and joy. At The SHIFT, you will learn how to rest and relax, reimagine and regain control of your life, and realize and rock as your dope, authentic self!
Is life "LIFING"? Feel like you are in an exhausting pattern of being misunderstood, overused, undervalued, and overwhelmed? Intrusive negative thoughts and limiting beliefs keeping you up at night? Fear of failure causes self-doubt or perfectionism? Ready to make a change but not sure where and how to start? I'm Jenn and at The SHIFT Mental Wellness, PLLC, I partner with Black women to transform a life narrative of frustration and dissatisfaction to one of confidence, stability and joy. At The SHIFT, you will learn how to rest and relax, reimagine and regain control of your life, and realize and rock as your dope, authentic self!
(832) 422-4227 View (832) 422-4227
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Shanica Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MHA, LPC
Verified Verified
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77056
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than helping others in their journey towards personal growth and healing. As your therapist, my primary goal is to empower YOU through use of therapeutic techniques and by providing pertinent tools to foster self-development. The goal is to enhance healing at a pace that is comfortable and appropriate for your specific situation and/or personal goals and needs. The sky is the limit when you're willing to do the work. Let's partner together in this process. I look forward to working with you soon.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than helping others in their journey towards personal growth and healing. As your therapist, my primary goal is to empower YOU through use of therapeutic techniques and by providing pertinent tools to foster self-development. The goal is to enhance healing at a pace that is comfortable and appropriate for your specific situation and/or personal goals and needs. The sky is the limit when you're willing to do the work. Let's partner together in this process. I look forward to working with you soon.
(832) 662-3001 View (832) 662-3001
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Isabel Revelo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77057  (Online Only)
Hello there, I am Isabel. It takes courage to seek counseling. Congratulations on taking your first step. My goal is to provide a safe, judgement free place for children and families to receive help and support navigating their struggles.
Hello there, I am Isabel. It takes courage to seek counseling. Congratulations on taking your first step. My goal is to provide a safe, judgement free place for children and families to receive help and support navigating their struggles.
(832) 345-9945 View (832) 345-9945
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Sharon Windham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77063  (Online Only)
Do you feel “disconnected” in your relationship(s)? Has your sex life become stagnant and you feel like you need something more? Do you and your partner get stuck in patterns of repetitive arguments? Did you experience sexual trauma and struggle with intimacy? Are these challenges affecting your relationship and sexual satisfaction? If you’re ready to deepen your relationship and enhance your sexual experiences, I can help. My area of specialization is in sexual health/sex therapy and relationships.
Do you feel “disconnected” in your relationship(s)? Has your sex life become stagnant and you feel like you need something more? Do you and your partner get stuck in patterns of repetitive arguments? Did you experience sexual trauma and struggle with intimacy? Are these challenges affecting your relationship and sexual satisfaction? If you’re ready to deepen your relationship and enhance your sexual experiences, I can help. My area of specialization is in sexual health/sex therapy and relationships.
(713) 766-5290 View (713) 766-5290
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Mercedy jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77057  (Online Only)
My ideal client struggles with anxiety, overthinking, and self-doubt. They feel overwhelmed by stressors, struggle to manage their thoughts, and experience frequent worry. They need a supportive space to explore their feelings and practical tools to manage anxiety and build self-compassion. Their goals include understanding their thought patterns, reducing anxiety, and improving self-esteem. They want to break free from overthinking and live a balanced, fulfilling life, pursuing personal and professional goals with confidence. Ultimately, they seek inner peace, empowerment, and a more positive self-image.
My ideal client struggles with anxiety, overthinking, and self-doubt. They feel overwhelmed by stressors, struggle to manage their thoughts, and experience frequent worry. They need a supportive space to explore their feelings and practical tools to manage anxiety and build self-compassion. Their goals include understanding their thought patterns, reducing anxiety, and improving self-esteem. They want to break free from overthinking and live a balanced, fulfilling life, pursuing personal and professional goals with confidence. Ultimately, they seek inner peace, empowerment, and a more positive self-image.
(832) 772-4979 View (832) 772-4979
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Alison Liel Prince
Licensed Professional Counselor, SEP
Verified Verified
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77056  (Online Only)
Hi, I am glad you have made the decision to seek help. That shows incredible courage and motivation. Are you feeling anxious and depressed? Maybe questioning how to go forward in a confusing season of your life? Are you struggling to understand why you are easily thrown off course? Or perhaps have you found it painful to live in your body in the present moment? You do not have to figure it out alone. We can work together to create a path to well-being, ease and a life worth living.
Hi, I am glad you have made the decision to seek help. That shows incredible courage and motivation. Are you feeling anxious and depressed? Maybe questioning how to go forward in a confusing season of your life? Are you struggling to understand why you are easily thrown off course? Or perhaps have you found it painful to live in your body in the present moment? You do not have to figure it out alone. We can work together to create a path to well-being, ease and a life worth living.
(713) 357-6830 View (713) 357-6830
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Dr. Grisel Lopez-Escobar
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77056  (Online Only)
Are you newly secular? Did you leave a religion or are you in the process of doing so? You've been considering therapy for a long time, but still, you hesitate. It can be challenging to move forward and you sometimes feel haunted by the fears and dogma that were previously a part of your daily life. Whether or not you consider what you're experiencing as religious trauma, you want to make sure you find a therapist who won't make you feel guilty for leaving your former religion. You've got this nightmare scenario of finally finding a new therapist- only to end up ducking religious vocabulary, feeling judged, or defending yourself.
Are you newly secular? Did you leave a religion or are you in the process of doing so? You've been considering therapy for a long time, but still, you hesitate. It can be challenging to move forward and you sometimes feel haunted by the fears and dogma that were previously a part of your daily life. Whether or not you consider what you're experiencing as religious trauma, you want to make sure you find a therapist who won't make you feel guilty for leaving your former religion. You've got this nightmare scenario of finally finding a new therapist- only to end up ducking religious vocabulary, feeling judged, or defending yourself.
(832) 906-3950 View (832) 906-3950
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Erika Phelan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77063
Change is a part of life, but sometimes, change can cause a great amount of distress, especially when it is sudden and unwelcome. How people cope with change, how they view their situation, and their perceived amount of social support will determine how they will feel emotionally, physically, and mentally. It is not unnatural to be at a loss as to how to cope or where to start. It is during these times that the best thing to do is ask for help.
Change is a part of life, but sometimes, change can cause a great amount of distress, especially when it is sudden and unwelcome. How people cope with change, how they view their situation, and their perceived amount of social support will determine how they will feel emotionally, physically, and mentally. It is not unnatural to be at a loss as to how to cope or where to start. It is during these times that the best thing to do is ask for help.
(346) 249-5202 View (346) 249-5202
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Loris Simon Salum
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77056
What you do is never quite enough, is it? There’s no magical phrase that really transmits to others your full context and your deeper intentions. Maybe a good bit of anger, frustration and/or anxiety shows up because, well, how could it not…but of course this puts you at a disadvantage because you’re not clear headed anymore. If I asked, "What do you want?" Would you be able to tell me? Not what you want of others, but what you want of yourself. The hope is to regain and strengthen your sense of self with as little collateral damage as possible. What would that look like?
What you do is never quite enough, is it? There’s no magical phrase that really transmits to others your full context and your deeper intentions. Maybe a good bit of anger, frustration and/or anxiety shows up because, well, how could it not…but of course this puts you at a disadvantage because you’re not clear headed anymore. If I asked, "What do you want?" Would you be able to tell me? Not what you want of others, but what you want of yourself. The hope is to regain and strengthen your sense of self with as little collateral damage as possible. What would that look like?
(713) 538-1647 View (713) 538-1647
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Arezoo Daneshvar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77027
If you ever wonder why you: get angry and hurt your loved ones, worry all the time and suffer from panic attacks, feel tired and unmotivated, feel like a failure or not good enough for anyone or anything, have low self-esteem, can't say no, constantly blame yourself for the past mistakes, keep attracting abusive partners over and over again, get stuck in bad relationships, let others to control you, often think about childhood traumas and ,suffer emotionally, overeat and can't lose weight or can't achieve your goals; is because your conscious mind is not in control and your brain is programmed that way since your birth.
If you ever wonder why you: get angry and hurt your loved ones, worry all the time and suffer from panic attacks, feel tired and unmotivated, feel like a failure or not good enough for anyone or anything, have low self-esteem, can't say no, constantly blame yourself for the past mistakes, keep attracting abusive partners over and over again, get stuck in bad relationships, let others to control you, often think about childhood traumas and ,suffer emotionally, overeat and can't lose weight or can't achieve your goals; is because your conscious mind is not in control and your brain is programmed that way since your birth.
(832) 324-3082 View (832) 324-3082
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Ashley Roseman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77057  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi I'm Ashley Roseman. My specialty is helping women through major life transitions, like trying to get pregnant, raising a family, or adjusting to an empty nest. I am a mom of three kids balancing work, school, playdates and activities just like you.
Hi I'm Ashley Roseman. My specialty is helping women through major life transitions, like trying to get pregnant, raising a family, or adjusting to an empty nest. I am a mom of three kids balancing work, school, playdates and activities just like you.
(832) 730-2493 View (832) 730-2493
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Brittany E. Lawnin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77063
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that offers individual psychotherapy in a small private practice in Houston, TX. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. Much of the work I strive to do with clients involves a reflective, curious, and compassionate stance as we explore experiences, strengths, and challenges. By identifying assumptions, expectations, thought patterns, and exploring previous experiences we are better able to make changes that lead to a more balanced and healthy relationship with ourselves as well as others.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that offers individual psychotherapy in a small private practice in Houston, TX. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. Much of the work I strive to do with clients involves a reflective, curious, and compassionate stance as we explore experiences, strengths, and challenges. By identifying assumptions, expectations, thought patterns, and exploring previous experiences we are better able to make changes that lead to a more balanced and healthy relationship with ourselves as well as others.
(281) 667-0168 View (281) 667-0168
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Ashlie Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, SEP, CH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77056
Are you trying your hardest to pull your life together, but the more you try, the more you feel lost, hopeless, and overwhelmed? It can seem like this merry-go-round of misery and frustration is never-ending, but a life of fulfillment and balance IS possible. You may not believe that right now, but I've seen it first-hand. And if you find a therapist you truly connect with and trust, you can actually begin to break apart what's been dragging you down so you can focus on what's most important to you in your life. Using CBT, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, & hypnotherapy, I can help you clear the way so the REAL you can shine through.
Are you trying your hardest to pull your life together, but the more you try, the more you feel lost, hopeless, and overwhelmed? It can seem like this merry-go-round of misery and frustration is never-ending, but a life of fulfillment and balance IS possible. You may not believe that right now, but I've seen it first-hand. And if you find a therapist you truly connect with and trust, you can actually begin to break apart what's been dragging you down so you can focus on what's most important to you in your life. Using CBT, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, & hypnotherapy, I can help you clear the way so the REAL you can shine through.
(713) 766-5617 View (713) 766-5617
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Sarah Marie Eiband
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77057
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your current situation? Do you feel your life is out of control? Are your relationships suffering? I believe you have all you need to become empowered to create necessary change and lead an intentional and fulfilled life. Empowerment is achieved through compassion, connection, and guidance, elicited from your perceptions of reality and desired goals. As you embrace your own resilience, value, and self-esteem we begin the healing process. I believe this process starts with the connection of mind, body, and soul which enables you to deeply connect with others.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your current situation? Do you feel your life is out of control? Are your relationships suffering? I believe you have all you need to become empowered to create necessary change and lead an intentional and fulfilled life. Empowerment is achieved through compassion, connection, and guidance, elicited from your perceptions of reality and desired goals. As you embrace your own resilience, value, and self-esteem we begin the healing process. I believe this process starts with the connection of mind, body, and soul which enables you to deeply connect with others.
(281) 226-9806 View (281) 226-9806
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Elvin Aydin Keles
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77056  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If your life is fully functional, you don't have to struggle to understand why things are the way they are. It is when we hit a wall in our relationships, career or health that we get pushed out of our comfort zone and start looking for answers. People often think that they can deal with all these on their own. However, emotional wellbeing is essentially a two person process as we can only find ourselves in the eye of another. The therapist's questions might bring out the answers in you that will support you in developing a much needed fresh perspective in life.
If your life is fully functional, you don't have to struggle to understand why things are the way they are. It is when we hit a wall in our relationships, career or health that we get pushed out of our comfort zone and start looking for answers. People often think that they can deal with all these on their own. However, emotional wellbeing is essentially a two person process as we can only find ourselves in the eye of another. The therapist's questions might bring out the answers in you that will support you in developing a much needed fresh perspective in life.
(832) 669-6905 View (832) 669-6905
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Arti Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77027
It can be scary to reach out to a therapist because you want to make sure you can find someone who can connect with you or understand your family dynamics. I enjoy working with preteens, teens, young adults and parents. If you are a parent of a teen in therapy I will keep you involved in the process. If you are a parent, family or an individual who is seeking a therapist that places a high value on providing a safe judgment free zone I look forward to working with you and guiding you to realize your capacity for growth. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I look forward to getting to know you and your story!
It can be scary to reach out to a therapist because you want to make sure you can find someone who can connect with you or understand your family dynamics. I enjoy working with preteens, teens, young adults and parents. If you are a parent of a teen in therapy I will keep you involved in the process. If you are a parent, family or an individual who is seeking a therapist that places a high value on providing a safe judgment free zone I look forward to working with you and guiding you to realize your capacity for growth. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I look forward to getting to know you and your story!
(346) 251-8860 View (346) 251-8860
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Veronica Agyapomaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77056
Do you feel overwhelmed by what life has thrown your way? Expressing our thoughts and emotions aloud are powerful steps toward gaining perspective. I specialize and have experience in working with children (aged 10+), families, couples, and individuals navigating complex life transitions such as school, death, divorce, IVF, miscarriage, chronic illnesses, and grief. In my sessions with couples and families, we work to fostering new ways to relate to each other. I also work with adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, assisting families or working individually towards bonding, understanding, and strengths-based growth.
Do you feel overwhelmed by what life has thrown your way? Expressing our thoughts and emotions aloud are powerful steps toward gaining perspective. I specialize and have experience in working with children (aged 10+), families, couples, and individuals navigating complex life transitions such as school, death, divorce, IVF, miscarriage, chronic illnesses, and grief. In my sessions with couples and families, we work to fostering new ways to relate to each other. I also work with adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, assisting families or working individually towards bonding, understanding, and strengths-based growth.
(346) 762-2672 View (346) 762-2672
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Steve Milner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77057
Does 'life sometimes gets in your way?' Are you struggling to stay motivated and focused? Do you self sabotage and catastrophize life events? Are you feeling sad, down, anxious, overwhelmed, scared? We can face these life ruts together. I offer Office Sessions and TeleHealth via FaceTime, Skype, and Phone Calls. Fear makes us feel out of control, experience high anxiety, depression. If you need help just reach out. We will work together on developing skill sets and coping mechanisms focused on Positivity and your strengths. Let's find it together and begin thriving in life!
Does 'life sometimes gets in your way?' Are you struggling to stay motivated and focused? Do you self sabotage and catastrophize life events? Are you feeling sad, down, anxious, overwhelmed, scared? We can face these life ruts together. I offer Office Sessions and TeleHealth via FaceTime, Skype, and Phone Calls. Fear makes us feel out of control, experience high anxiety, depression. If you need help just reach out. We will work together on developing skill sets and coping mechanisms focused on Positivity and your strengths. Let's find it together and begin thriving in life!
(281) 978-2346 View (281) 978-2346
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Thomson K Ivins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX 77057
We all live through grief, stress and interpersonal issues that can set us up to work against our self - stress from recent events or stress from an old wound in our heart that never healed. I strive to provide my clients with an outlet to identify and work through those factors limiting our joy and peace. I believe in the therapeutic process and consider it an honor and privilege to work with my clients.
We all live through grief, stress and interpersonal issues that can set us up to work against our self - stress from recent events or stress from an old wound in our heart that never healed. I strive to provide my clients with an outlet to identify and work through those factors limiting our joy and peace. I believe in the therapeutic process and consider it an honor and privilege to work with my clients.
(281) 916-6280 View (281) 916-6280

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Number of Therapists in Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
71% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Galleria-Uptown, Houston, TX see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Galleria-Uptown, Houston?

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.