Therapists in Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT

Photo of Irene Bradford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT
Irene Bradford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress or feeling like you're not coping as well as you once did? Maybe these feelings are a result of a major (or minor) life change, a relationship problem, or you have struggled for some time & know that it's time to get help. It can be difficult to place faith in a stranger, & beginning therapy can be awkward or even scary. However, couples & individuals who I have worked with have experienced a greater sense of purpose, an improved sense of self, and better relationships. I have helped my clients cultivate healthy relationships & break out of dysfunctional patterns.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress or feeling like you're not coping as well as you once did? Maybe these feelings are a result of a major (or minor) life change, a relationship problem, or you have struggled for some time & know that it's time to get help. It can be difficult to place faith in a stranger, & beginning therapy can be awkward or even scary. However, couples & individuals who I have worked with have experienced a greater sense of purpose, an improved sense of self, and better relationships. I have helped my clients cultivate healthy relationships & break out of dysfunctional patterns.
(801) 405-3904 View (801) 405-3904
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Brent Pace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Few of us get through this life without experiencing some trauma. Yet we all have the capacity to experience post-traumatic growth with the help of therapist whose role is to remove barriers that prevent us from moving past our past. When clients leave my office they have improved capacity for facing life head-on. Finding the right therapist is about “fit,” which is about feeling affirmed and validated for who you are.
Few of us get through this life without experiencing some trauma. Yet we all have the capacity to experience post-traumatic growth with the help of therapist whose role is to remove barriers that prevent us from moving past our past. When clients leave my office they have improved capacity for facing life head-on. Finding the right therapist is about “fit,” which is about feeling affirmed and validated for who you are.
(801) 752-0888 View (801) 752-0888
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Brayden Sloan
Counselor, CMHC
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103  (Online Only)
I work with individuals in uncovering and building upon their innate strengths and helping them to live more fulfilled and authentic lives. I have experience working with clients dealing with significant stress, life transitions, and/or trauma and guiding them to a place where they feel more emotionally regulated, allowing them to tap into their natural capacity to cope with life events and find meaning. I have a passion for working with clients navigating internal dissonance, including sexual, spiritual, & other identity issues.
I work with individuals in uncovering and building upon their innate strengths and helping them to live more fulfilled and authentic lives. I have experience working with clients dealing with significant stress, life transitions, and/or trauma and guiding them to a place where they feel more emotionally regulated, allowing them to tap into their natural capacity to cope with life events and find meaning. I have a passion for working with clients navigating internal dissonance, including sexual, spiritual, & other identity issues.
(406) 333-7516 View (406) 333-7516
Photo of Dr. Jill Zablocki, Psychologist in Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Jill Zablocki
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
I invite you to experience a cooperative therapy relationship in which you have the freedom to be yourself, to be imperfect, to laugh, and to evolve. Do you look like you have it all together, but inside, you struggle to enjoy life? Despite your best efforts at change, do you feel stuck? People who reach out to me are high achieving and high functioning adults often with successful careers, families, and/or social lives. Despite their accomplishments, however, they struggle privately with emotional concerns including anxiety, grief, self-doubt, unresolved trauma, perfectionism, chronic pain, and relationship problems.
I invite you to experience a cooperative therapy relationship in which you have the freedom to be yourself, to be imperfect, to laugh, and to evolve. Do you look like you have it all together, but inside, you struggle to enjoy life? Despite your best efforts at change, do you feel stuck? People who reach out to me are high achieving and high functioning adults often with successful careers, families, and/or social lives. Despite their accomplishments, however, they struggle privately with emotional concerns including anxiety, grief, self-doubt, unresolved trauma, perfectionism, chronic pain, and relationship problems.
(801) 875-1926 View (801) 875-1926
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Elise Scribner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
I believe healing is all about connection and integration. As a teen or adult, traumatic events, hard emotions, or living as a marginalized person in our societal structures can tend to leave us feeling defeated, isolated, and/or hopeless. Or, sometimes we just feel stuck in life. With a client-led approach, we can use a variety of interventions that you feel would help the most, including EMDR, DBT, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and spirituality development.
I believe healing is all about connection and integration. As a teen or adult, traumatic events, hard emotions, or living as a marginalized person in our societal structures can tend to leave us feeling defeated, isolated, and/or hopeless. Or, sometimes we just feel stuck in life. With a client-led approach, we can use a variety of interventions that you feel would help the most, including EMDR, DBT, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and spirituality development.
(385) 469-3215 View (385) 469-3215
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Jan Cendese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMT, APP, CCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 37 years’ experience. I am highly skilled in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, EMDR, Transpersonal Therapy, Guided Imagery, Gestalt Therapy and Existential Psychotherapy. My unique ability to bridge the traditional scientific healing model with alternative methods allows me to synthesize multiple methodologies in my approach for each client. I provide them with portable tools and methods to support their goals. The choice of a therapist to partner with you on your healing journey is a very personal decision. Strict confidentiality is assured.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 37 years’ experience. I am highly skilled in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, EMDR, Transpersonal Therapy, Guided Imagery, Gestalt Therapy and Existential Psychotherapy. My unique ability to bridge the traditional scientific healing model with alternative methods allows me to synthesize multiple methodologies in my approach for each client. I provide them with portable tools and methods to support their goals. The choice of a therapist to partner with you on your healing journey is a very personal decision. Strict confidentiality is assured.
(801) 590-0777 View (801) 590-0777
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James R Bone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CAC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Feeling stuck! Free yourself starting with a phone call. No matter who you are and whatever the problem, I have trust in the process of change and believe that all people deserve to be treated holistically with safety, confidentiality and no judgement. From my experience, I have seen the therapeutic process lead so many to a better and happier way of living.
Feeling stuck! Free yourself starting with a phone call. No matter who you are and whatever the problem, I have trust in the process of change and believe that all people deserve to be treated holistically with safety, confidentiality and no judgement. From my experience, I have seen the therapeutic process lead so many to a better and happier way of living.
(801) 347-5145 View (801) 347-5145
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Brittney Werth
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , MS, LCPC, LMHC, CMHC
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
I am so glad you are here! I am a Professional Counselor licensed to practice in Idaho, Utah and Florida. My research and areas of interest has focused on EMDR, women's issues, postpartum, adoption-related issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and abuse. Counseling is a vulnerable process and I am committed to navigating it with you free of shame or judgement because the work we will do together is BRAVE and COURAGEOUS!
I am so glad you are here! I am a Professional Counselor licensed to practice in Idaho, Utah and Florida. My research and areas of interest has focused on EMDR, women's issues, postpartum, adoption-related issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and abuse. Counseling is a vulnerable process and I am committed to navigating it with you free of shame or judgement because the work we will do together is BRAVE and COURAGEOUS!
(385) 396-7942 View (385) 396-7942
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Shahar Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103  (Online Only)
Healing from trauma is not easy. I don't believe sugarcoating how difficult this process may be, is beneficial to anyone. But you don't have to go through it alone. I have been working with survivors of trauma for the last 6 years. I've specialized in working with survivors of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and abuse. I know picking the right therapist for this process may be difficult, so I encourage having a free phone consultation with me, to see if it feels like a good fit! I'm excited that you've begun this process of healing, and look forward to playing a role in your healing journey.
Healing from trauma is not easy. I don't believe sugarcoating how difficult this process may be, is beneficial to anyone. But you don't have to go through it alone. I have been working with survivors of trauma for the last 6 years. I've specialized in working with survivors of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and abuse. I know picking the right therapist for this process may be difficult, so I encourage having a free phone consultation with me, to see if it feels like a good fit! I'm excited that you've begun this process of healing, and look forward to playing a role in your healing journey.
(385) 247-8287 View (385) 247-8287
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Gail Hilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Graduated 1978 from the U of U. Have many years of experience with all types of mental illness and substance abuse. I see patients from age 16 to older adult. I am an eclectic type of therapist that tailors the treatment modality to the patient and their history and current level of functioning. I use breathing, meditation and relaxation modalities. I I like to do couples counseling and family counseling.. I have worked a lot with depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and general maladaptive behaviors including perpetrators of sexual abuse. I am in the process of honing my skills with gender identity disorders.
Graduated 1978 from the U of U. Have many years of experience with all types of mental illness and substance abuse. I see patients from age 16 to older adult. I am an eclectic type of therapist that tailors the treatment modality to the patient and their history and current level of functioning. I use breathing, meditation and relaxation modalities. I I like to do couples counseling and family counseling.. I have worked a lot with depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and general maladaptive behaviors including perpetrators of sexual abuse. I am in the process of honing my skills with gender identity disorders.
(385) 213-6039 View (385) 213-6039
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Jenny Vasquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Jenny has a strong belief in the possibilities of healing, growth and change within an authentic collaborative client/therapist relationship. She has over 18 years of experience working with individuals and families recovering from trauma, living with chronic illness, working through relationship concerns and facing the challenges of mental illness. Taking the first steps to heal is often difficult, or even painful, however in doing so we can create a "path with heart" and meaning. She takes a mindfulness based, goal oriented and active approach to therapy with focus on developing critical life skills.
Jenny has a strong belief in the possibilities of healing, growth and change within an authentic collaborative client/therapist relationship. She has over 18 years of experience working with individuals and families recovering from trauma, living with chronic illness, working through relationship concerns and facing the challenges of mental illness. Taking the first steps to heal is often difficult, or even painful, however in doing so we can create a "path with heart" and meaning. She takes a mindfulness based, goal oriented and active approach to therapy with focus on developing critical life skills.
(385) 469-6827 View (385) 469-6827
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Rose Andre
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Rose Andre is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Utah who has been practicing since 2019. Rose creates safe spaces that allow clients to process their feelings and experiences in order to better understand their current circumstances. She and the clients then collaborate to find practical solutions to help heal their psyches so they can better manage their lives. Outside of work, Rose enjoys reading, writing, skiing, canyoneering, hiking, mountain biking (badly), crocheting, and her lovely friends and family.
Rose Andre is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Utah who has been practicing since 2019. Rose creates safe spaces that allow clients to process their feelings and experiences in order to better understand their current circumstances. She and the clients then collaborate to find practical solutions to help heal their psyches so they can better manage their lives. Outside of work, Rose enjoys reading, writing, skiing, canyoneering, hiking, mountain biking (badly), crocheting, and her lovely friends and family.
(385) 595-5703 View (385) 595-5703
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Brinlee Benard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Brinlee Benard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2017. Brinlee has worked with children and families in an intensive day treatment program working with kids/adolescents suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, attachment disorders, conduct disorders, and trauma. She worked with these clients and their families as well as helped run group therapy sessions. Brinlee has also worked in outpatient for a few years working with kids and adolescents. She uses a lot of play therapy, CBT, and ART when working with clients.
Brinlee Benard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2017. Brinlee has worked with children and families in an intensive day treatment program working with kids/adolescents suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, attachment disorders, conduct disorders, and trauma. She worked with these clients and their families as well as helped run group therapy sessions. Brinlee has also worked in outpatient for a few years working with kids and adolescents. She uses a lot of play therapy, CBT, and ART when working with clients.
(385) 787-6278 View (385) 787-6278
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Dawn K Dickinson
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Dawn K. Dickinson is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah who has been practicing since 2017. She holds a Bachelor's degree, two Master's degrees, and post-grad certificates. Dawn practices therapy through the lens of the whole person"”addressing various abilities and disabilities, be they physical, mental, developmental, or cognitive. She and the client dive into mental health challenges alongside other concerns such as relationships, substance use, medical disabilities, eating disorders, stress in the workplace, family systems, religious trauma, grief, and life transitions.
Dawn K. Dickinson is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah who has been practicing since 2017. She holds a Bachelor's degree, two Master's degrees, and post-grad certificates. Dawn practices therapy through the lens of the whole person"”addressing various abilities and disabilities, be they physical, mental, developmental, or cognitive. She and the client dive into mental health challenges alongside other concerns such as relationships, substance use, medical disabilities, eating disorders, stress in the workplace, family systems, religious trauma, grief, and life transitions.
(385) 481-7002 View (385) 481-7002
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Xander Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Xander Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2010. He has an MSW from the University of Utah. Xander grew up in Canada working on his family farm. He traveled to the U. S. and pursued his education at the University of Utah where he studied to become a therapist. He is proud to call Utah home and like most Utahans, the beauty and rejuvenating impact of the mountains call to him. For the last 15 years, he's worked in a variety of diverse settings providing mental health services to people from all different walks of life.
Xander Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2010. He has an MSW from the University of Utah. Xander grew up in Canada working on his family farm. He traveled to the U. S. and pursued his education at the University of Utah where he studied to become a therapist. He is proud to call Utah home and like most Utahans, the beauty and rejuvenating impact of the mountains call to him. For the last 15 years, he's worked in a variety of diverse settings providing mental health services to people from all different walks of life.
(385) 832-6032 View (385) 832-6032
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Dr. Dottie Gill
Psychologist, PhD, MS, PsyPACT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with and teaching about LGBTQIA+, queer, transgender, and gender-diverse adults, former members of high control religions, groups, or cults, religious trauma, those with ADHD, and on body liberation, unlearning diet culture, and Health at Every Size. My approach is rooted in Feminist therapy, social justice, and third-wave behavioral approaches. I offer virtual individual therapy and gender affirming care letters in 35 states as part of PSYPACT. This includes: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, MP, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
I specialize in working with and teaching about LGBTQIA+, queer, transgender, and gender-diverse adults, former members of high control religions, groups, or cults, religious trauma, those with ADHD, and on body liberation, unlearning diet culture, and Health at Every Size. My approach is rooted in Feminist therapy, social justice, and third-wave behavioral approaches. I offer virtual individual therapy and gender affirming care letters in 35 states as part of PSYPACT. This includes: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, MP, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
(206) 472-1220 View (206) 472-1220
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Kiesha Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84103  (Online Only)
Struggles with past discomfort and challenging memories have been impacting your focus, connections, and day-to-day life. You feel trapped in patterns that have worn out their welcome, and breaking free on your own seems daunting. Navigating the intricate landscape of trauma requires a nuanced and compassionate approach. I recognize that trauma is a deeply personal experience, impacting individuals in multifaceted ways. It's more than a singular event; it can be the echoes of past wounds, the weight of unspoken stories, or the persistent influence of adverse experiences.
Struggles with past discomfort and challenging memories have been impacting your focus, connections, and day-to-day life. You feel trapped in patterns that have worn out their welcome, and breaking free on your own seems daunting. Navigating the intricate landscape of trauma requires a nuanced and compassionate approach. I recognize that trauma is a deeply personal experience, impacting individuals in multifaceted ways. It's more than a singular event; it can be the echoes of past wounds, the weight of unspoken stories, or the persistent influence of adverse experiences.
(720) 782-8249 View (720) 782-8249
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Emilia Fryar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-I
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Emilia (Emi) Fryar is a CSW-I with LifeStance Health. She is originally from Portland, Oregon, but has lived in various states and countries. She completed her Bachelor's in Social Work in Hawai'i, minoring in Psychology and American Sign Language, and completed her Master's in Social Work from Boise State. Emi's majority of experience lies with youth, teens, and young adults. She enjoys working with those navigating educational, vocational, relationship, and faith crises and transitions. She is LGBTQIA+ affirmative. Emi incorporates CBT, mindfulness, and trauma-informed practices such as EMDR in her care.
Emilia (Emi) Fryar is a CSW-I with LifeStance Health. She is originally from Portland, Oregon, but has lived in various states and countries. She completed her Bachelor's in Social Work in Hawai'i, minoring in Psychology and American Sign Language, and completed her Master's in Social Work from Boise State. Emi's majority of experience lies with youth, teens, and young adults. She enjoys working with those navigating educational, vocational, relationship, and faith crises and transitions. She is LGBTQIA+ affirmative. Emi incorporates CBT, mindfulness, and trauma-informed practices such as EMDR in her care.
(801) 893-9586 View (801) 893-9586
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Jeff David
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Jeff came to Lifestance Health after working here as an Intern during his first year of graduate training. His journey to becoming a therapist came from having run addiction recovery groups as a volunteer for nearly 3 ½ years. There he found how much pain people live with, often while working hard to appear as though nothing is wrong. There is something so incredibly powerful about seeing someone being validated and heard. Before returning to Lifestance, he worked at Renaissance Ranch Treatment Center–helping those in the acute phase of addiction recovery.
Jeff came to Lifestance Health after working here as an Intern during his first year of graduate training. His journey to becoming a therapist came from having run addiction recovery groups as a volunteer for nearly 3 ½ years. There he found how much pain people live with, often while working hard to appear as though nothing is wrong. There is something so incredibly powerful about seeing someone being validated and heard. Before returning to Lifestance, he worked at Renaissance Ranch Treatment Center–helping those in the acute phase of addiction recovery.
(385) 432-4462 View (385) 432-4462
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Sally Webster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Sally Webster is a Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies, a Certificate in Criminology, and a Master's of Social Work. Sally believes in a client-centered and holistic approach to therapy, tailoring her techniques to meet each client's unique needs. Sally's therapeutic toolbox includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and more. She is committed to helping her clients identify and address the root causes of their concerns while building coping strategies and resilience.
Sally Webster is a Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies, a Certificate in Criminology, and a Master's of Social Work. Sally believes in a client-centered and holistic approach to therapy, tailoring her techniques to meet each client's unique needs. Sally's therapeutic toolbox includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and more. She is committed to helping her clients identify and address the root causes of their concerns while building coping strategies and resilience.
(385) 381-6720 View (385) 381-6720

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Number of Therapists in Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
66% Grief
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% SelectHealth
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City, UT see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greater Avenues, Salt Lake City?

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.