Therapists in Greater Heights, Houston, TX

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Dr. Dana Jennings
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77009  (Online Only)
Dr. Dana (affectionately known as "The Brunch Psychologist") received her PhD from Tennessee State University in Counseling Psychology. She also earned a Master's and a Specialist’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia in Professional School Counseling. Dr. Dana worked as a school counselor for 12 years before returning to school to pursue her Ph.D. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and completing her final requirements for a licensed psychologist (LP) in Texas and Alabama. My clinical interests include young adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
Dr. Dana (affectionately known as "The Brunch Psychologist") received her PhD from Tennessee State University in Counseling Psychology. She also earned a Master's and a Specialist’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia in Professional School Counseling. Dr. Dana worked as a school counselor for 12 years before returning to school to pursue her Ph.D. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and completing her final requirements for a licensed psychologist (LP) in Texas and Alabama. My clinical interests include young adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
(650) 746-8857 View (650) 746-8857
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Dr. Noel C Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77009
Dr. Gonzalez and his associates treat adults, adolescents, children, and families who have a wide range of presenting problems. We have particular interests in eating disorders, relationship issues, including couples therapy, mood disorders, anxiety, sexual dysfunction and addiction, ADHD, LGBT issues, testing and evaluations for INS. We also have specialized training, experience, and interests in the treatment of children with behavior problems and families disrupted by divorce. All services are available in English or Spanish.
Dr. Gonzalez and his associates treat adults, adolescents, children, and families who have a wide range of presenting problems. We have particular interests in eating disorders, relationship issues, including couples therapy, mood disorders, anxiety, sexual dysfunction and addiction, ADHD, LGBT issues, testing and evaluations for INS. We also have specialized training, experience, and interests in the treatment of children with behavior problems and families disrupted by divorce. All services are available in English or Spanish.
(281) 645-9929 View (281) 645-9929
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Paul LePhuoc
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77007
I help my patients address questions like "How can I have more satisfying relationships?" and "How can I find more flow in love and work?" I have a deep passion for working with people to uncover and rework unsatisfying relationship patterns. I believe healthy people seek therapy for various reasons throughout life, and psychotherapy can help you find a more genuine and integrated way of living and relating to others. I am a psychologist who is committed to my own personal growth and ongoing training. I also have a profound appreciation for 12 step approaches and insight oriented approaches.
I help my patients address questions like "How can I have more satisfying relationships?" and "How can I find more flow in love and work?" I have a deep passion for working with people to uncover and rework unsatisfying relationship patterns. I believe healthy people seek therapy for various reasons throughout life, and psychotherapy can help you find a more genuine and integrated way of living and relating to others. I am a psychologist who is committed to my own personal growth and ongoing training. I also have a profound appreciation for 12 step approaches and insight oriented approaches.
(832) 529-6991 View (832) 529-6991
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Kelli L. Wright
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008
I have a private practice in Houston Heights. My doctoral training was completed at the University of Houston, Loma Linda VA in California, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I see people with a variety challenges, but substance use issues, anxiety, and depression are my areas of specialization. My approach to therapy stems from acceptance and mindfulness strategies, meaning I help people identify who and what is most important to them and then to move in a positive way in those directions, despite the unpleasant feelings that often keep us stuck.
I have a private practice in Houston Heights. My doctoral training was completed at the University of Houston, Loma Linda VA in California, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I see people with a variety challenges, but substance use issues, anxiety, and depression are my areas of specialization. My approach to therapy stems from acceptance and mindfulness strategies, meaning I help people identify who and what is most important to them and then to move in a positive way in those directions, despite the unpleasant feelings that often keep us stuck.
(713) 338-9238 View (713) 338-9238
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Gabriella Mahan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you are unable to see yourself as more than a body? That diet culture is so deeply ingrained in our society that it feels impossible to escape? You are not alone. We live in a world that has convinced us that pursuing an unrealistic thin ideal is the key to happiness. That if we "work hard enough," that void we constantly feel, will eventually go away. That's why my goal is to help you reach a place of acceptance so that you can experience a more fulfilling life, free from diet culture and the toxicity that ensues.
Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you are unable to see yourself as more than a body? That diet culture is so deeply ingrained in our society that it feels impossible to escape? You are not alone. We live in a world that has convinced us that pursuing an unrealistic thin ideal is the key to happiness. That if we "work hard enough," that void we constantly feel, will eventually go away. That's why my goal is to help you reach a place of acceptance so that you can experience a more fulfilling life, free from diet culture and the toxicity that ensues.
(832) 345-3407 View (832) 345-3407
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Danna Guillory-Moten
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm excited you have found my profile. I'm a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional who loves working with teenagers and young adults to build and maintain great therapeutic relationships. This relationship will help to remove blocks that keep you from being your most fabulous selves and to learn to live the life you have always dreamed.
Hello there! I'm excited you have found my profile. I'm a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional who loves working with teenagers and young adults to build and maintain great therapeutic relationships. This relationship will help to remove blocks that keep you from being your most fabulous selves and to learn to live the life you have always dreamed.
(346) 567-8491 View (346) 567-8491
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Nirmeen Valiani
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Hi! I am Nirmeen Valiani, Houston's "Mindful Therapist." My practice motto is, "No issue is too small to be heard." I work with highly driven individuals that value growth and are struggling to keep a work-life balance in today's fast paced world. I specialize in high functioning anxiety (perfectionism, social skills, performance anxiety, guilt/shame, parenting challenges, self criticism, loneliness) and tailor each therapy session to fit your needs and values. Many of my clients appreciate my openness about my own therapy process and find my willingness to share my personal struggles refreshing.
Hi! I am Nirmeen Valiani, Houston's "Mindful Therapist." My practice motto is, "No issue is too small to be heard." I work with highly driven individuals that value growth and are struggling to keep a work-life balance in today's fast paced world. I specialize in high functioning anxiety (perfectionism, social skills, performance anxiety, guilt/shame, parenting challenges, self criticism, loneliness) and tailor each therapy session to fit your needs and values. Many of my clients appreciate my openness about my own therapy process and find my willingness to share my personal struggles refreshing.
(713) 597-4846 View (713) 597-4846
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Sara Smithey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77009  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome! I am excited you are interested in beginning therapy, and hope that we can begin this process together. I have 10+ years experience in working with trauma, and grief, though I am open to all clients. My goal is to use mindfulness and compassion to improve your understanding of yourself, your quality of life and your relationships. My ideal client is anyone who is looking for help, clarity, and improved relationships in their life.
Hello, and welcome! I am excited you are interested in beginning therapy, and hope that we can begin this process together. I have 10+ years experience in working with trauma, and grief, though I am open to all clients. My goal is to use mindfulness and compassion to improve your understanding of yourself, your quality of life and your relationships. My ideal client is anyone who is looking for help, clarity, and improved relationships in their life.
(832) 583-1310 View (832) 583-1310
Belinda Ambrose
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008
I am a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist in the Heights for 20+ years, trained in cognitive-behavioral & psycho-dynamic approaches. If a deeper understanding of a problem is desired, a psycho-dynamic approach focuses on understanding past family and relationships and patterns allowing for self-growth. In practical issues of changing behavior and/or learning a new approach, a cognitive behavioral approach assesses desired behavior changes, obstacles and strengths to obtain goals. In both approaches, I ask questions in a safe and cooperative style that allows for new perspectives and growth. This is especially helpful in couples therapy.
I am a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist in the Heights for 20+ years, trained in cognitive-behavioral & psycho-dynamic approaches. If a deeper understanding of a problem is desired, a psycho-dynamic approach focuses on understanding past family and relationships and patterns allowing for self-growth. In practical issues of changing behavior and/or learning a new approach, a cognitive behavioral approach assesses desired behavior changes, obstacles and strengths to obtain goals. In both approaches, I ask questions in a safe and cooperative style that allows for new perspectives and growth. This is especially helpful in couples therapy.
(713) 338-9091 View (713) 338-9091
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Christopher Frier Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who want better relationships. I specialize in working with clients who are facing stay or go decisions in their relationships. The options are to stay and suffer, rebuild together, or say goodbye. I can help with the second and third options. I am LBGTQIA friendly, polyamory friendly, and kink friendly.
I work with people who want better relationships. I specialize in working with clients who are facing stay or go decisions in their relationships. The options are to stay and suffer, rebuild together, or say goodbye. I can help with the second and third options. I am LBGTQIA friendly, polyamory friendly, and kink friendly.
(281) 709-2685 View (281) 709-2685
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Latasha Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCA
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Latasha Taylor is a passionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Corpus Christi, Texas. With her roots in compassionate and non-judgmental care, she extends her services to a wide range of clients including young adults, middle-aged individuals, and the elderly. Drawing from a rich educational background with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice from Huston-Tillotson University, followed by a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Houston Baptist University, Latasha is adept at navigating the complex landscapes of human experience.
Latasha Taylor is a passionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Corpus Christi, Texas. With her roots in compassionate and non-judgmental care, she extends her services to a wide range of clients including young adults, middle-aged individuals, and the elderly. Drawing from a rich educational background with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice from Huston-Tillotson University, followed by a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Houston Baptist University, Latasha is adept at navigating the complex landscapes of human experience.
(713) 609-1498 View (713) 609-1498
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Evelyn Bueno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSLSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Evelyn’s goal as a therapist is to assist guests in seeing change from the initial session. She hopes her time with guests is something that they view positively as something that helped them learn something about themselves, their identity or their relationships with others. In addition to being a therapist, Evelyn is parent to a dog named Bentley.
Evelyn’s goal as a therapist is to assist guests in seeing change from the initial session. She hopes her time with guests is something that they view positively as something that helped them learn something about themselves, their identity or their relationships with others. In addition to being a therapist, Evelyn is parent to a dog named Bentley.
(832) 240-7930 View (832) 240-7930
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Jennifer Schwartz-Doctorovich
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A, FNTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Are you overwhelmed trying to find your purpose and flooded with emotions one minute but feel detached the next? Maybe everything is "alright", but picking at you is agitation and malcontent. Numb is your middle name. You are not alone. What is trauma? It's both generational and experiential. It's whatever happened to you that blocked connection to self and didn’t allow your inner child to fully express. No baby is born bad. Love was conditional. You have mother wounds. You worked hard to please others and shut your light down; you hid what you were really feeling. You stopped trusting people-and yourself. You want freedom!
Are you overwhelmed trying to find your purpose and flooded with emotions one minute but feel detached the next? Maybe everything is "alright", but picking at you is agitation and malcontent. Numb is your middle name. You are not alone. What is trauma? It's both generational and experiential. It's whatever happened to you that blocked connection to self and didn’t allow your inner child to fully express. No baby is born bad. Love was conditional. You have mother wounds. You worked hard to please others and shut your light down; you hid what you were really feeling. You stopped trusting people-and yourself. You want freedom!
(832) 780-5560 View (832) 780-5560
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April Nguyen
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, MEd
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Hello! My name April, and I'm the founder of Sage Counseling Services, a Houston-based private practice! As a counselor, I work with a wide array of clients and presenting concerns. This includes depression, anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, gender/sexuality, body image issues, & life transitions. My counseling approach is social justice oriented, and affirming of all cultures, genders, and sexualities. My specialties include working with the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, transition-aged youth (ages 16-25), and those working to determine who they are and what they want in life (i.e., identity exploration).
Hello! My name April, and I'm the founder of Sage Counseling Services, a Houston-based private practice! As a counselor, I work with a wide array of clients and presenting concerns. This includes depression, anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, gender/sexuality, body image issues, & life transitions. My counseling approach is social justice oriented, and affirming of all cultures, genders, and sexualities. My specialties include working with the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, transition-aged youth (ages 16-25), and those working to determine who they are and what they want in life (i.e., identity exploration).
(713) 231-5211 View (713) 231-5211
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Brittany Gilpin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
Are you facing challenges in your life that feels difficult to navigate on your own? Are you needing additional support adjusting to change? You're not alone. My goal is to bring a loving, warm, and non-judgmental presence to the counseling room to help clients gain awareness about themselves and their relationships to make effective change. My eclectic and person-centered approach allows me to cater to the individual needs of my clients. I gravitate towards using CBT, Mindfulness, Experiential, Gottman, Attachment based approaches. In counseling, I want to help support you in living a life that feels happy and fulfilling to you!
Are you facing challenges in your life that feels difficult to navigate on your own? Are you needing additional support adjusting to change? You're not alone. My goal is to bring a loving, warm, and non-judgmental presence to the counseling room to help clients gain awareness about themselves and their relationships to make effective change. My eclectic and person-centered approach allows me to cater to the individual needs of my clients. I gravitate towards using CBT, Mindfulness, Experiential, Gottman, Attachment based approaches. In counseling, I want to help support you in living a life that feels happy and fulfilling to you!
(512) 886-9076 View (512) 886-9076
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Sevren Lab
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008
You've had enough. You're tired of the miscommunications, the drawn-out arguments, the constant let-downs. No matter how many self-help books you read, you and your partner just can't seem to get on the same page anymore. That effortless connection you had in the beginning has been replaced by what feels like miles between you, talking it out only makes you feel more alone, and you ask yourself, "When did things become so one-sided?" You miss the person you were when you were happy, you hardly recognize the one you fell in love with, and you wanna know what the hell happened. It's time to start speaking each other’s language again.
You've had enough. You're tired of the miscommunications, the drawn-out arguments, the constant let-downs. No matter how many self-help books you read, you and your partner just can't seem to get on the same page anymore. That effortless connection you had in the beginning has been replaced by what feels like miles between you, talking it out only makes you feel more alone, and you ask yourself, "When did things become so one-sided?" You miss the person you were when you were happy, you hardly recognize the one you fell in love with, and you wanna know what the hell happened. It's time to start speaking each other’s language again.
(281) 206-0418 View (281) 206-0418
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Amina Omar Ali
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Amina holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston. Often described as smart, straightforward and loving, Amina has always been the therapist in the family. Being the third child and having to negotiate the peace, she learned much in her years and hopes to impart some of what she learned to help others on their healing journey. She is compassionate, and also honest with her guests, offering them a safe space to be themselves.
Amina holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston. Often described as smart, straightforward and loving, Amina has always been the therapist in the family. Being the third child and having to negotiate the peace, she learned much in her years and hopes to impart some of what she learned to help others on their healing journey. She is compassionate, and also honest with her guests, offering them a safe space to be themselves.
(832) 240-5793 View (832) 240-5793
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Vicki Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CBP
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008
As a clinical social worker with over 40 years of experience as a Psychotherapist working with children, adults and families and 15 years as a Yoga teacher, Strategic Mindset Coach and as an advanced level MAP practitioner, I am here to creatively inspire you to change with more than talk therapy. If you want to move beyond stress, pain, worry, and dissatisfaction to experience healing and deep transformation, then working with me to learn MAP may be of interest to you.
As a clinical social worker with over 40 years of experience as a Psychotherapist working with children, adults and families and 15 years as a Yoga teacher, Strategic Mindset Coach and as an advanced level MAP practitioner, I am here to creatively inspire you to change with more than talk therapy. If you want to move beyond stress, pain, worry, and dissatisfaction to experience healing and deep transformation, then working with me to learn MAP may be of interest to you.
(713) 766-5813 View (713) 766-5813
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Leslie Ann Shields
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCS, CBIS
Verified Verified
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
A favorite saying of mine is "CHANGE... It's One of Life's Only Constants..." Change often signifies growth. Changes often move us from our comfort zone and may trigger stressful or distressing thoughts, behaviors, emotions or physiological responses. Our responses are often unconscious. Except we consciously recognize increased discomfort, pain or unproductive functioning in our daily roles and relationships. If you or a family member are experiencing any social, emotional, mental or behavioral difficulties causing distress & preventing enjoying life or realizing your or their full potential in personal, work or school functioning, I invite you to call me.
A favorite saying of mine is "CHANGE... It's One of Life's Only Constants..." Change often signifies growth. Changes often move us from our comfort zone and may trigger stressful or distressing thoughts, behaviors, emotions or physiological responses. Our responses are often unconscious. Except we consciously recognize increased discomfort, pain or unproductive functioning in our daily roles and relationships. If you or a family member are experiencing any social, emotional, mental or behavioral difficulties causing distress & preventing enjoying life or realizing your or their full potential in personal, work or school functioning, I invite you to call me.
(832) 632-8118 View (832) 632-8118
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The Flourishing Way
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LPC-S, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greater Heights, Houston, TX 77008
You're busy and anxious. The relationships in your life feel tense. Your child's behavior is concerning you, and your relationship with your partner feels nonexistent. You are so busy balancing everything you don't feel like yourself anymore. You feel like you've tried everything to get the spark back, but the harder you try the more tension builds between your child, partner, and self. You're not sure if you can fulfill all your roles anymore. It feels hard.
You're busy and anxious. The relationships in your life feel tense. Your child's behavior is concerning you, and your relationship with your partner feels nonexistent. You are so busy balancing everything you don't feel like yourself anymore. You feel like you've tried everything to get the spark back, but the harder you try the more tension builds between your child, partner, and self. You're not sure if you can fulfill all your roles anymore. It feels hard.
(832) 551-1094 View (832) 551-1094

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Number of Therapists in Greater Heights, Houston, TX

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Greater Heights, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
69% Life Transitions
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Greater Heights, Houston, TX see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greater Heights, 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.