Therapists in Lavaca County, TX

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Photo of Yvette Massey - Certified Sex Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lavaca County, TX
Yvette Massey - Certified Sex Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified
Hallettsville, TX 77964
Need help with sexual issues or other life challenges? I help couples and individuals overcome obstacles that interfere with living their best life. Maybe you struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you have low sexual desire, or pain during intercourse. Maybe you just had a baby and have postpartum depression. Maybe you want more enjoyable sex, or you want to stop watching porn. Maybe you're haunted by past trauma and can't move forward. Maybe you've never had an orgasm, or you have erection difficulties. Maybe you just need a safe place to talk about life. I can help with all these issues and more. Call me and let's talk!
Need help with sexual issues or other life challenges? I help couples and individuals overcome obstacles that interfere with living their best life. Maybe you struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you have low sexual desire, or pain during intercourse. Maybe you just had a baby and have postpartum depression. Maybe you want more enjoyable sex, or you want to stop watching porn. Maybe you're haunted by past trauma and can't move forward. Maybe you've never had an orgasm, or you have erection difficulties. Maybe you just need a safe place to talk about life. I can help with all these issues and more. Call me and let's talk!
(210) 887-1670 View (210) 887-1670
Photo of Ashlyn Steffek, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Lavaca County, TX
Ashlyn Steffek
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified
Shiner, TX 77984
Mrs. Steffek serves clients, ranging from children to adults, who are managing a variety of issues. Her areas of clinical interests include treatment of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bullying, and relational and family issues. She considers her clients' unique situations to understand why certain thoughts, emotions, or behaviors develop as opposed to just focusing on the diagnosis. This helps her make quality treatment plans so that clients feel comfortable moving forward. Mrs. Steffek believes the treatment process should be a collaborative effort and works with her clients to gain deeper understanding of their concerns.
Mrs. Steffek serves clients, ranging from children to adults, who are managing a variety of issues. Her areas of clinical interests include treatment of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bullying, and relational and family issues. She considers her clients' unique situations to understand why certain thoughts, emotions, or behaviors develop as opposed to just focusing on the diagnosis. This helps her make quality treatment plans so that clients feel comfortable moving forward. Mrs. Steffek believes the treatment process should be a collaborative effort and works with her clients to gain deeper understanding of their concerns.
(361) 316-3322 View (361) 316-3322
Photo of Sarah Moehrig, Psychological Associate in Lavaca County, TX
Sarah Moehrig
Psychological Associate, MSCP, LPA
Verified
Hallettsville, TX 77964  (Online Only)
Mrs. Moehrig works with clients, ranging from children to adults, who are managing a variety of issues. Her areas of clinical interests include assessment and treatment of autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other disorders. She focuses on understanding why certain emotions or behaviors develop as opposed to just focusing on the diagnosis. This helps her make the best treatment recommendations so that individuals feel confident moving forward. Mrs. Moehrig believes the evaluation and treatment process should be a collaborative journey, and works with her clients to fully understand their concerns.
Mrs. Moehrig works with clients, ranging from children to adults, who are managing a variety of issues. Her areas of clinical interests include assessment and treatment of autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other disorders. She focuses on understanding why certain emotions or behaviors develop as opposed to just focusing on the diagnosis. This helps her make the best treatment recommendations so that individuals feel confident moving forward. Mrs. Moehrig believes the evaluation and treatment process should be a collaborative journey, and works with her clients to fully understand their concerns.
(361) 203-4620 View (361) 203-4620

Online Therapists

Photo of Pam Krejci, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lavaca County, TX
Pam Krejci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78728
In life you can feel like everyone is doing better than you are. You may be looking around, comparing yourself to others and wonder, “Why am I not as happy as everyone else? What am I doing wrong? Am I to blame? Am I not good enough? Is my body broken, my mind, or my heart?” I specialize in working with people who often find that no matter how hard they try, they feel like they are never good enough. This may be during a break up, job transition, infertility, during the changes of pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood, or even during traumatic grief and loss. Starting therapy can be one of the bravest things you can do.
In life you can feel like everyone is doing better than you are. You may be looking around, comparing yourself to others and wonder, “Why am I not as happy as everyone else? What am I doing wrong? Am I to blame? Am I not good enough? Is my body broken, my mind, or my heart?” I specialize in working with people who often find that no matter how hard they try, they feel like they are never good enough. This may be during a break up, job transition, infertility, during the changes of pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood, or even during traumatic grief and loss. Starting therapy can be one of the bravest things you can do.
(512) 729-7647 View (512) 729-7647
Photo of Mary Lynn Marinucci, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lavaca County, TX
Mary Lynn Marinucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, MBA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78751
I'd like to help you make the most of your work and life. You may crave more satisfying relationships, need support during a life transition or want constructive ways to cope with powerful thoughts or feelings. Or maybe you'd like more work life balance, less job stress or help navigating your career path. Welcome to Work.Life.Therapy. I'm here to provide skillful collaboration, thoughtful perspective and a holistic approach. Together, we'll get clear on what you want and need. You can count on me to offer practical support to help you work through what's getting in the way.
I'd like to help you make the most of your work and life. You may crave more satisfying relationships, need support during a life transition or want constructive ways to cope with powerful thoughts or feelings. Or maybe you'd like more work life balance, less job stress or help navigating your career path. Welcome to Work.Life.Therapy. I'm here to provide skillful collaboration, thoughtful perspective and a holistic approach. Together, we'll get clear on what you want and need. You can count on me to offer practical support to help you work through what's getting in the way.
(512) 994-2432 View (512) 994-2432
Photo of Carlene Brown Onsunmo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lavaca County, TX
Carlene Brown Onsunmo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77065  (Online Only)
Drawing from a robust background in mental health therapy and a deep commitment to supporting individuals through their unique challenges, I, Carlene Brown, am dedicated to providing empathetic, comprehensive care to those seeking to navigate the complexities of life. With experience spanning from Kingwood Pines Hospital to Intra Care North Psychiatric Hospital and further, my professional journey has equipped me with a rich understanding of diverse mental health needs. My expertise lies in diagnosing mental statuses through careful observation and interviews, providing crucial crisis intervention and developing tailored treatment.
Drawing from a robust background in mental health therapy and a deep commitment to supporting individuals through their unique challenges, I, Carlene Brown, am dedicated to providing empathetic, comprehensive care to those seeking to navigate the complexities of life. With experience spanning from Kingwood Pines Hospital to Intra Care North Psychiatric Hospital and further, my professional journey has equipped me with a rich understanding of diverse mental health needs. My expertise lies in diagnosing mental statuses through careful observation and interviews, providing crucial crisis intervention and developing tailored treatment.
(281) 215-5486 View (281) 215-5486
Photo of Valerie Wells, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lavaca County, TX
Valerie Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a therapist passionate about therapy being accessible to anyone who wants to pursue it. I believe therapy can help us better understand ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. Our environments and culture profoundly impact us, and sometimes understanding ourselves means unpacking that impact. I am an LGBTQ+ friendly and disability affirming therapist that works with young adults and adults. I work with individuals that have experienced medical trauma, chronic illness, ADHD, Autism, PTSD, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, and self-harm.
I am a therapist passionate about therapy being accessible to anyone who wants to pursue it. I believe therapy can help us better understand ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. Our environments and culture profoundly impact us, and sometimes understanding ourselves means unpacking that impact. I am an LGBTQ+ friendly and disability affirming therapist that works with young adults and adults. I work with individuals that have experienced medical trauma, chronic illness, ADHD, Autism, PTSD, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, and self-harm.
(512) 877-5738 View (512) 877-5738
Photo of Todd A Puckett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lavaca County, TX
Todd A Puckett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
My Focus and Specialties: I believe that the creation of a warm, supportive therapeutic relationship is at the core of healing. I strive to meet you where you are at on your life path and bring my knowledge to yours to enrich your life as fully as possible. My diverse background in the healing arts has made me highly effective with persons experiencing life transitions, crisis and trauma related concerns, stress, anxiety, and depression management, interpersonal relationships and communication problems, divorce, LGBTQ matters, and geriatrics.
My Focus and Specialties: I believe that the creation of a warm, supportive therapeutic relationship is at the core of healing. I strive to meet you where you are at on your life path and bring my knowledge to yours to enrich your life as fully as possible. My diverse background in the healing arts has made me highly effective with persons experiencing life transitions, crisis and trauma related concerns, stress, anxiety, and depression management, interpersonal relationships and communication problems, divorce, LGBTQ matters, and geriatrics.
(936) 259-0924 View (936) 259-0924
Photo of Leslie C Guditis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lavaca County, TX
Leslie C Guditis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified
Houston, TX 77088
Leslie Guditis, therapist/coach/educator/supervisor is focused on providing high-quality therapeutic services, MFT supervision, and personal coaching. Dr. Guditis has a good track record in her work with couples, individuals, families, and groups. She has extensive experience as a supervisor for the State of Texas and as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. She has many years of experience working with couples, LGBTQIA, as well as with the aging populations and their loved ones. Dr. Guditis has experience with spiritual/metaphysical modalities. She also offers home-based therapy for couples for an additional fee.
Leslie Guditis, therapist/coach/educator/supervisor is focused on providing high-quality therapeutic services, MFT supervision, and personal coaching. Dr. Guditis has a good track record in her work with couples, individuals, families, and groups. She has extensive experience as a supervisor for the State of Texas and as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. She has many years of experience working with couples, LGBTQIA, as well as with the aging populations and their loved ones. Dr. Guditis has experience with spiritual/metaphysical modalities. She also offers home-based therapy for couples for an additional fee.
(832) 979-6702 View (832) 979-6702
Photo of Victoria McCool Lpc-Associate Supervised By Gloria Mendez, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Lavaca County, TX
Victoria McCool Lpc-Associate Supervised By Gloria Mendez
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78230
Hello, I'm Victoria, a creative and empathetic therapist at Ellie, dedicated to facilitating transformation and eradicating mental health barriers through accessible, evidence-based approaches. I prioritize inclusivity, nurturing growth across emotional, mental, and personal realms. Within a secure and welcoming space, I utilize proven techniques to foster healing and empowerment. Join me on a transformative journey towards well-being, where authenticity thrives, and together, we advocate for authenticity and healing.
Hello, I'm Victoria, a creative and empathetic therapist at Ellie, dedicated to facilitating transformation and eradicating mental health barriers through accessible, evidence-based approaches. I prioritize inclusivity, nurturing growth across emotional, mental, and personal realms. Within a secure and welcoming space, I utilize proven techniques to foster healing and empowerment. Join me on a transformative journey towards well-being, where authenticity thrives, and together, we advocate for authenticity and healing.
(210) 966-8292 View (210) 966-8292
Photo of Claire Palmer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lavaca County, TX
Claire Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RYT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
Now offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy! I help young professionals change the way they relate to painful thoughts & emotions so they can live a life that is guided by their values rather than their fears. You might feel like life is mostly going okay. You might compare yourself to others and think “I shouldn’t be complaining” and yet you keep getting stuck in this painful cycle and you’re sick of it! You could be struggling with internal criticism, connecting with others, unresolved feelings from the past or paralyzing anxiety about the future. If so, schedule a free 15 minute consultation now.
Now offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy! I help young professionals change the way they relate to painful thoughts & emotions so they can live a life that is guided by their values rather than their fears. You might feel like life is mostly going okay. You might compare yourself to others and think “I shouldn’t be complaining” and yet you keep getting stuck in this painful cycle and you’re sick of it! You could be struggling with internal criticism, connecting with others, unresolved feelings from the past or paralyzing anxiety about the future. If so, schedule a free 15 minute consultation now.
(512) 865-5270 View (512) 865-5270
Photo of Carla Barnes, Counselor in Lavaca County, TX
Carla Barnes
Counselor, LPC, NCC, EdD, MS
Verified
Houston, TX 77078  (Online Only)
I started my career as an educator over 25 years ago. I work as a mental health professional and a professional school counselor. I am a strong believer in self care, mental health , nutrition, and wellness as instrumental in our quality of life. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor and certified school teacher, my qualifications include a master of science in nutrition and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certification. I am a strong believer in healthy living using a holistic approach for physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.
I started my career as an educator over 25 years ago. I work as a mental health professional and a professional school counselor. I am a strong believer in self care, mental health , nutrition, and wellness as instrumental in our quality of life. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor and certified school teacher, my qualifications include a master of science in nutrition and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certification. I am a strong believer in healthy living using a holistic approach for physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.
(281) 609-7641 View (281) 609-7641
Photo of Jennifer Rush, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lavaca County, TX
Jennifer Rush
Licensed Professional Counselor, Jennifer Rush, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216
Sometimes we can feel like we are settling for an unfulfilling life, yearning for freedom from the emotional pain that plagues us. We may feel that we are drowning in conflict, depression, and loneliness, as well as feeling scared and overwhelmed. Our wants and needs sound so simple, yet no matter what we do and what we try to change, it turns out to seem like it is just not that simple after all. We crave connection and intimacy, but sometimes our anxiety, sadness, fear, anger and relationships seem like obstacles to our goals, and the changes we want to make in our lives. Talking helps. There is hope, you are not alone.
Sometimes we can feel like we are settling for an unfulfilling life, yearning for freedom from the emotional pain that plagues us. We may feel that we are drowning in conflict, depression, and loneliness, as well as feeling scared and overwhelmed. Our wants and needs sound so simple, yet no matter what we do and what we try to change, it turns out to seem like it is just not that simple after all. We crave connection and intimacy, but sometimes our anxiety, sadness, fear, anger and relationships seem like obstacles to our goals, and the changes we want to make in our lives. Talking helps. There is hope, you are not alone.
(210) 625-7976 View (210) 625-7976
Photo of Megan Cerney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lavaca County, TX
Megan Cerney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bulverde, TX 78163  (Online Only)
So happy you are here! My name is Megan Cerney, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (AKA a new friend who is outside of your circle). I have been helping clients in Texas and Ohio for the past five years. I know it can be hard to be vulnerable, but I promise you will feel comfortable, safe, and judgment-free in my care. Therapy is for everyone and can benefit you, your family, your relationships, and your daily life. I have lived through many experiences that allow me to understand many situations at different levels. Let's regain your happiness and move your life forward through vulnerability and hard work together.
So happy you are here! My name is Megan Cerney, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (AKA a new friend who is outside of your circle). I have been helping clients in Texas and Ohio for the past five years. I know it can be hard to be vulnerable, but I promise you will feel comfortable, safe, and judgment-free in my care. Therapy is for everyone and can benefit you, your family, your relationships, and your daily life. I have lived through many experiences that allow me to understand many situations at different levels. Let's regain your happiness and move your life forward through vulnerability and hard work together.
(830) 455-2831 View (830) 455-2831
Photo of Toni M Fennie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lavaca County, TX
Toni M Fennie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Houston, TX 77095
Waitlist for new clients
It is no longer acceptable to suffer in silence. Regardless of your age, your friends, your family and what your peers may say, asking for help takes a lot more courage than suffering in silence. There is no shame in taking control of your life and making the courageous decision to want and expect more joy and peace in your life. I believe in empowering individuals to take inventory and control of their lives. Things can always be better and it is up to you to determine when, where and what that looks like. It is my joy and responsibility to help bring about the ‘how.'
It is no longer acceptable to suffer in silence. Regardless of your age, your friends, your family and what your peers may say, asking for help takes a lot more courage than suffering in silence. There is no shame in taking control of your life and making the courageous decision to want and expect more joy and peace in your life. I believe in empowering individuals to take inventory and control of their lives. Things can always be better and it is up to you to determine when, where and what that looks like. It is my joy and responsibility to help bring about the ‘how.'
(713) 804-7148 View (713) 804-7148
Photo of Dr. Keeley Crowfoot, Psychologist in Lavaca County, TX
Dr. Keeley Crowfoot
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Cedar Park, TX 78630  (Online Only)
Dr. Crowfoot offers teletherapy in order to better accommodate the needs of people with full lives. Teletherapy can be done in the comfort of your home or even stepping into your car to find a quiet space. Additionally, Dr. Crowfoot is dedicated to providing appointment times during the evenings and weekends to help make accessing mental health care fit around your busy schedule. I am an ideal clinician for someone who is struggling to balance it all and needs objective input or new skills to manage anxiety and stress. I am also an ideal fit for those that are looking for personal accountability and support.
Dr. Crowfoot offers teletherapy in order to better accommodate the needs of people with full lives. Teletherapy can be done in the comfort of your home or even stepping into your car to find a quiet space. Additionally, Dr. Crowfoot is dedicated to providing appointment times during the evenings and weekends to help make accessing mental health care fit around your busy schedule. I am an ideal clinician for someone who is struggling to balance it all and needs objective input or new skills to manage anxiety and stress. I am also an ideal fit for those that are looking for personal accountability and support.
(512) 515-9893 View (512) 515-9893
Photo of Carrie M Neeley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lavaca County, TX
Carrie M Neeley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78229  (Online Only)
Who do you turn to when you need to talk about something serious and you need an objective point of view? You need someone who will listen, and who has tools to help you make a positive change. I have experience helping people learn to manage and even overcome severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. I have helped people process their history of trauma, and I have supported people through the stages of beating addiction. Untreated mental health issues can lead to the use of coping mechanisms that can be self- destructive and can harm relationships. I would like to give you a safe space to share what is going on.
Who do you turn to when you need to talk about something serious and you need an objective point of view? You need someone who will listen, and who has tools to help you make a positive change. I have experience helping people learn to manage and even overcome severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. I have helped people process their history of trauma, and I have supported people through the stages of beating addiction. Untreated mental health issues can lead to the use of coping mechanisms that can be self- destructive and can harm relationships. I would like to give you a safe space to share what is going on.
(210) 880-9926 View (210) 880-9926
Photo of Dr. Alison Marks, Psychologist in Lavaca County, TX
Dr. Alison Marks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78217  (Online Only)
I am passionate about empowering clients to explore the interactions between their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and life circumstances as an avenue for making small-yet-powerful changes in their lives.
I am passionate about empowering clients to explore the interactions between their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and life circumstances as an avenue for making small-yet-powerful changes in their lives.
(210) 742-5069 View (210) 742-5069
Photo of Katie Bickley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lavaca County, TX
Katie Bickley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Houston, TX 77083
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in several clinical settings for over 11 years. I see clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, career decisions, life transitions, LGBTQ+ concerns, chronic illness, adoption, conflict, attachment needs, and relationship difficulties. I tend to draw upon CBT, ACT, DBT, attachment-based therapy, MI, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, EFT, and IFS, and I welcome your input throughout the process. Each individual's experience is different, and I believe a person-centered approach is vital to a successful therapeutic process.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in several clinical settings for over 11 years. I see clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, career decisions, life transitions, LGBTQ+ concerns, chronic illness, adoption, conflict, attachment needs, and relationship difficulties. I tend to draw upon CBT, ACT, DBT, attachment-based therapy, MI, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, EFT, and IFS, and I welcome your input throughout the process. Each individual's experience is different, and I believe a person-centered approach is vital to a successful therapeutic process.
(817) 674-8859 View (817) 674-8859
Photo of Dr. Meredith McNiel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lavaca County, TX
Dr. Meredith McNiel
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78744
This is Non-Traditional Therapy > My Clients Often: Discover what’s at the root of their patterns so they can begin to re-pattern new and healthier choices, release expectations, and create a more ideal future - Process and alleviate past relationship trauma - Explore and understand themselves on deeper levels so they are able to more authentically relate to others - Learn the skills to create internal security within themselves - Understand how to create safety and trust in their relationships. We seek to understand trauma through the lens of the nervous system and attachment style to identify patterns of reaction and relating.
This is Non-Traditional Therapy > My Clients Often: Discover what’s at the root of their patterns so they can begin to re-pattern new and healthier choices, release expectations, and create a more ideal future - Process and alleviate past relationship trauma - Explore and understand themselves on deeper levels so they are able to more authentically relate to others - Learn the skills to create internal security within themselves - Understand how to create safety and trust in their relationships. We seek to understand trauma through the lens of the nervous system and attachment style to identify patterns of reaction and relating.
(831) 244-0689 View (831) 244-0689

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Number of Therapists in Lavaca County, TX

< 10

Therapists in Lavaca County, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Women's Issues
67% Depression
67% ADHD
67% Spirituality
67% Education and Learning Disabilities

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Lavaca County, TX see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lavaca County?

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.