Therapists in Madison, WI

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Photo of Nura Christine Capriglione, Pre-Licensed Professional in Madison, WI
Nura Christine Capriglione
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53703
Change is hard but can be welcome relief when we are suffering. I welcome those seeking change, enthusiastically or reluctantly. We are all changing (the only constant). I work with people to make those changes conscious and long lasting. I help them find balance in the change process, recognizing successes and sitting in discomfort together. I have a wholistic approach to meet each client where they are through cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma informed care.
Change is hard but can be welcome relief when we are suffering. I welcome those seeking change, enthusiastically or reluctantly. We are all changing (the only constant). I work with people to make those changes conscious and long lasting. I help them find balance in the change process, recognizing successes and sitting in discomfort together. I have a wholistic approach to meet each client where they are through cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma informed care.
(608) 585-8841 View (608) 585-8841
Photo of Elizabeth Disch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Madison, WI
Elizabeth Disch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Feeling overwhelmed is all too common these days. Sometimes, uncomfortable thoughts and feelings even keep you up at night. You spend a lot of time trying to convince yourself that everything is "fine,” but deep down you know it's not true. Hoping all of this would just go away hasn't worked. Instead, you feel sad, isolated, and scared. If you're being honest with yourself, you know things won't improve unless you take action; but it's hard to imagine what would make a difference.
Feeling overwhelmed is all too common these days. Sometimes, uncomfortable thoughts and feelings even keep you up at night. You spend a lot of time trying to convince yourself that everything is "fine,” but deep down you know it's not true. Hoping all of this would just go away hasn't worked. Instead, you feel sad, isolated, and scared. If you're being honest with yourself, you know things won't improve unless you take action; but it's hard to imagine what would make a difference.
(608) 433-2516 View (608) 433-2516
Photo of Nicole Podolak |Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Madison, WI
Nicole Podolak |Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705
Imagine what it feels like to carry a heavy burden, years of living with the effects of grief, trauma, and pain, only for it to be gone in a single therapy session. This what I often see as with Accelerated Resolution Therapy. You can get to the root cause of your problems, jumpstart your success, and experience lasting change, symptom free. This is what therapy should be: effective, rapid, and long lasting. Offering individual session and customized intensives for rapid recovery. No diagnosis needed to receive these mental health services.
Imagine what it feels like to carry a heavy burden, years of living with the effects of grief, trauma, and pain, only for it to be gone in a single therapy session. This what I often see as with Accelerated Resolution Therapy. You can get to the root cause of your problems, jumpstart your success, and experience lasting change, symptom free. This is what therapy should be: effective, rapid, and long lasting. Offering individual session and customized intensives for rapid recovery. No diagnosis needed to receive these mental health services.
(608) 501-3361 View (608) 501-3361
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Jody Marion Reiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53705
When things feel overwhelming it is sometimes hard to see a path forward. I believe that anyone can make changes in their lives if they want to and are encouraged by a strong sense of hope, which I make every effort to provide. I work collaboratively, in a non-judgmental, client-centered, creative, accepting space. As a family systems therapist, I recognize how much that system influences one's perspectives and sometimes, struggles.
When things feel overwhelming it is sometimes hard to see a path forward. I believe that anyone can make changes in their lives if they want to and are encouraged by a strong sense of hope, which I make every effort to provide. I work collaboratively, in a non-judgmental, client-centered, creative, accepting space. As a family systems therapist, I recognize how much that system influences one's perspectives and sometimes, struggles.
(608) 200-2864 View (608) 200-2864
Photo of Steve Blank, Marriage & Family Therapist in Madison, WI
Steve Blank
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705
I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and change. I work with families and couples who may be questioning their connection to one another, and with individuals who feel stuck, unmotivated, or afraid. As a family therapist, I encourage people to explore how the different systems they are a part of impact the quality of their lives. How does their family function? Their place of work? Their culture? Together we explore how making changes in ourselves impacts our relationships to these different systems. We change our world by changing our relationship to it.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and change. I work with families and couples who may be questioning their connection to one another, and with individuals who feel stuck, unmotivated, or afraid. As a family therapist, I encourage people to explore how the different systems they are a part of impact the quality of their lives. How does their family function? Their place of work? Their culture? Together we explore how making changes in ourselves impacts our relationships to these different systems. We change our world by changing our relationship to it.
(608) 424-5022 View (608) 424-5022
Photo of Jill Klotz Flitter, Psychologist in Madison, WI
Jill Klotz Flitter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Chocolate, snowboarding, and shopping can be therapeutic, but sometimes they're not enough. I see teenagers, adults, and families when struggles get in the way of fun and suffering becomes too familiar. Friends and family hopefully are there when we need them, yet therapists can provide additional essentials: nonjudgmental, individual attention in a safe setting. Relationships are central to our well-being, and the therapy process involves building a relationship. Clients lead, and I listen to your goals and help you to identify unhealthy patterns, reduce negative self-talk, and learn more about how you view yourself and the world.
Chocolate, snowboarding, and shopping can be therapeutic, but sometimes they're not enough. I see teenagers, adults, and families when struggles get in the way of fun and suffering becomes too familiar. Friends and family hopefully are there when we need them, yet therapists can provide additional essentials: nonjudgmental, individual attention in a safe setting. Relationships are central to our well-being, and the therapy process involves building a relationship. Clients lead, and I listen to your goals and help you to identify unhealthy patterns, reduce negative self-talk, and learn more about how you view yourself and the world.
(608) 514-1124 x4 View (608) 514-1124 x4
Photo of Rebecca Mahan-Strupp, Licensed Professional Counselor in Madison, WI
Rebecca Mahan-Strupp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53713
You’d do anything to feel okay again—to get rid of the fog that is clouding your every day. You might feel numb or disconnected and it’s affecting your happiness, relationships, and oftentimes, your productivity. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before, but something is still missing. You’ve started thinking and feeling like you’re not good enough or strong enough to handle life. Your sleep is all over the place, and you no longer enjoy the things you used to. I want you to know what you’re feeling is valid. You’ve come to the right place to find hope, healing, and answers.
You’d do anything to feel okay again—to get rid of the fog that is clouding your every day. You might feel numb or disconnected and it’s affecting your happiness, relationships, and oftentimes, your productivity. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before, but something is still missing. You’ve started thinking and feeling like you’re not good enough or strong enough to handle life. Your sleep is all over the place, and you no longer enjoy the things you used to. I want you to know what you’re feeling is valid. You’ve come to the right place to find hope, healing, and answers.
(608) 802-7615 View (608) 802-7615
Photo of Siri Peterson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Madison, WI
Siri Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53703
My clients are individuals and relationships that are curious about what a different and more fulfilling future might look like. I believe that every person's identity and experience is complex and worth understanding deeply. I also believe that everyone has a unique and powerful set of skills and strengths (even if they don't know it). Whether you are looking to connect with yourself or your loved ones, heal from trauma, relieve anxiety/depression symptoms, or move through a challenging life transition, I will meet you with an authentic therapeutic presence that welcomes creativity, exploration, and growth.
My clients are individuals and relationships that are curious about what a different and more fulfilling future might look like. I believe that every person's identity and experience is complex and worth understanding deeply. I also believe that everyone has a unique and powerful set of skills and strengths (even if they don't know it). Whether you are looking to connect with yourself or your loved ones, heal from trauma, relieve anxiety/depression symptoms, or move through a challenging life transition, I will meet you with an authentic therapeutic presence that welcomes creativity, exploration, and growth.
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Photo of Ariyanna Toth, LPC Intern in Madison, WI
Ariyanna Toth
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705
Currently accepting new clients with little to no waitlist. I have a strong focus on adult ADHD, burnout, perfectionism and dealing with a loud inner critic. The "vibe" would be warm and understanding, with a touch of humor and millennial burnout. Whether it is looking to the past for understanding, finding ways to connect to the present, or cultivating hope for the future, I make sure to provide an authentic, warm and supportive space for clients to improve their connection to themselves and the world around them. I consider myself an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community and neurodivergent friendly.
Currently accepting new clients with little to no waitlist. I have a strong focus on adult ADHD, burnout, perfectionism and dealing with a loud inner critic. The "vibe" would be warm and understanding, with a touch of humor and millennial burnout. Whether it is looking to the past for understanding, finding ways to connect to the present, or cultivating hope for the future, I make sure to provide an authentic, warm and supportive space for clients to improve their connection to themselves and the world around them. I consider myself an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community and neurodivergent friendly.
(608) 200-5119 View (608) 200-5119
Photo of Teresa Bay, Licensed Professional Counselor in Madison, WI
Teresa Bay
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
Teresa Bay is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Wisconsin who works with adults, adolescents, couples and families facing a wide range of life challenges. Teresa uses a solution focused, down to earth and compassionate approach to assisting clients with complex life problems and coping with mental health difficulties. Teresa also draws from a wide array of personal life experiences and this strongly enhances an informs her abilities to connect with clients and meet them where they are at in working towards the goals of emotional healing and personal growth.
Teresa Bay is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Wisconsin who works with adults, adolescents, couples and families facing a wide range of life challenges. Teresa uses a solution focused, down to earth and compassionate approach to assisting clients with complex life problems and coping with mental health difficulties. Teresa also draws from a wide array of personal life experiences and this strongly enhances an informs her abilities to connect with clients and meet them where they are at in working towards the goals of emotional healing and personal growth.
(608) 583-9735 View (608) 583-9735
Photo of Michele Laux, Licensed Professional Counselor in Madison, WI
Michele Laux
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53711  (Online Only)
Specialty practice around anxiety symptoms, including those associated with trauma/abuse. Everyone needs support, and sometimes we decide we need the compassionate support of a professional psychotherapist. In this safe, therapeutic, environment, I will help you to gently address challenging issues and gain insights to improve the overall quality of your life. You will be supported in connecting to your strengths, while exploring and practicing more effective and healthy ways of living. (Please contact me directly at my email address. I don’t currently work with insurance, but have a sliding scale which starts at $80 per session.)
Specialty practice around anxiety symptoms, including those associated with trauma/abuse. Everyone needs support, and sometimes we decide we need the compassionate support of a professional psychotherapist. In this safe, therapeutic, environment, I will help you to gently address challenging issues and gain insights to improve the overall quality of your life. You will be supported in connecting to your strengths, while exploring and practicing more effective and healthy ways of living. (Please contact me directly at my email address. I don’t currently work with insurance, but have a sliding scale which starts at $80 per session.)
(608) 405-6420 View (608) 405-6420
Photo of Megan Ludwigson, Counselor in Madison, WI
Megan Ludwigson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53726
Currently accepting new virtual clients! We all encounter challenges and setbacks in life. Therapy can support you in overcoming them while co-creating a life that you love. I approach therapy through a wellness lens to help you flourish, which means that instead of focusing solely on what's wrong, we pay attention to your strengths and ways that you can feel your best. As a trauma-informed therapist, I recognize that healing happens within the context of felt safety and connection so I strive to create a therapeutic space where you can show up as your whole and unique self. It is an honor to be there as a witness and guide.
Currently accepting new virtual clients! We all encounter challenges and setbacks in life. Therapy can support you in overcoming them while co-creating a life that you love. I approach therapy through a wellness lens to help you flourish, which means that instead of focusing solely on what's wrong, we pay attention to your strengths and ways that you can feel your best. As a trauma-informed therapist, I recognize that healing happens within the context of felt safety and connection so I strive to create a therapeutic space where you can show up as your whole and unique self. It is an honor to be there as a witness and guide.
(608) 765-5264 View (608) 765-5264
Photo of Angela Rajchel, Pre-Licensed Professional in Madison, WI
Angela Rajchel
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705  (Online Only)
Life is a whirlwind of emotions that can get the best of us. I want to help people feel relief, strength, purpose and more. We all have positive, special qualities and skills that can help us when we feel agony. We all need to be genuinely heard without judgment as this can be empowering and the beginning to lifting some of the emotional weight we carry every day. With even a slight shift in mentality, we might open gates to peace, happiness, higher self-esteem, self-motivation and self-discipline. Coming to counseling is you fighting to feel better, and I can help you discover and fight the feelings that have you stuck.
Life is a whirlwind of emotions that can get the best of us. I want to help people feel relief, strength, purpose and more. We all have positive, special qualities and skills that can help us when we feel agony. We all need to be genuinely heard without judgment as this can be empowering and the beginning to lifting some of the emotional weight we carry every day. With even a slight shift in mentality, we might open gates to peace, happiness, higher self-esteem, self-motivation and self-discipline. Coming to counseling is you fighting to feel better, and I can help you discover and fight the feelings that have you stuck.
(608) 602-7862 View (608) 602-7862
Photo of Dr. Alison Einbender, Psychologist in Madison, WI
Dr. Alison Einbender
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53704
Many people who come to therapy believe that there is something wrong with them. I used to feel that way. Through therapy, meditation, and a life-long spiritual path, I feel differently now. The deep work I have done on myself has allowed me to experience a wholeness I wouldn’t have thought possible. I want you to experience that kind of well-being, too. In addition to my thirty-five years as a psychologist, I have studied alternative approaches to healing, including meditation, self-acceptance healing, Gestalt therapy, and shamanism. I rely upon my heart in being with you. I use intuitive skills as well as my training.
Many people who come to therapy believe that there is something wrong with them. I used to feel that way. Through therapy, meditation, and a life-long spiritual path, I feel differently now. The deep work I have done on myself has allowed me to experience a wholeness I wouldn’t have thought possible. I want you to experience that kind of well-being, too. In addition to my thirty-five years as a psychologist, I have studied alternative approaches to healing, including meditation, self-acceptance healing, Gestalt therapy, and shamanism. I rely upon my heart in being with you. I use intuitive skills as well as my training.
(608) 447-5199 View (608) 447-5199
Photo of Heather Abercrombie, Psychologist in Madison, WI
Heather Abercrombie
Psychologist, PhD, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Recently opened practice by a retired UW-Madison psychologist. Are you looking to enhance resilience and joy while reducing suffering related to adversities and mental health concerns? Individual therapy can enhance vitality, courage, and purpose in life while also uncovering and alleviating causes of internal suffering. My integrative approach is grounded in 20+ years of experience leading neuroscientific research and providing psychotherapy for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related concerns. I also specialize in addressing concerns stemming from marginalization, disempowerment, and interpersonal, parenting, and/or peripartum issues.
Recently opened practice by a retired UW-Madison psychologist. Are you looking to enhance resilience and joy while reducing suffering related to adversities and mental health concerns? Individual therapy can enhance vitality, courage, and purpose in life while also uncovering and alleviating causes of internal suffering. My integrative approach is grounded in 20+ years of experience leading neuroscientific research and providing psychotherapy for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related concerns. I also specialize in addressing concerns stemming from marginalization, disempowerment, and interpersonal, parenting, and/or peripartum issues.
(608) 602-7025 View (608) 602-7025
Photo of Kaitlin Rose Sherman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Madison, WI
Kaitlin Rose Sherman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53704
My therapeutic process is defined by a commitment to nurturing personal evolution through inquisitiveness, empathy and challenging our unconscious biases. I explore how our experiences intersect with society and systemic challenges, helping clients navigate life's complexities. I foster empowerment, self compassion and growth. I deeply believe in your innate wisdom and aim to create a a warm, authentic space where you feel valued.. In our collaborative journey, I will help you find meaning, understanding and compassion to your concerns. Please contact with me with any questions.
My therapeutic process is defined by a commitment to nurturing personal evolution through inquisitiveness, empathy and challenging our unconscious biases. I explore how our experiences intersect with society and systemic challenges, helping clients navigate life's complexities. I foster empowerment, self compassion and growth. I deeply believe in your innate wisdom and aim to create a a warm, authentic space where you feel valued.. In our collaborative journey, I will help you find meaning, understanding and compassion to your concerns. Please contact with me with any questions.
(608) 580-5615 View (608) 580-5615
Photo of Kathryn Ripp, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Madison, WI
Kathryn Ripp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53704
Waitlist for new clients
I love being a therapist and having the privilege of helping people heal, grow, and discover (or re-discover) their purpose in life. It takes tremendous courage to share with another person what you want to change about yourself. I feel that my role is to be a compassionate guide and facilitator to help you learn about yourself, your roots, your helpful and unhelpful personal habits and patterns with others. I use art, music, psychodrama, dreamwork, intuition and active listening to help you challenge yourself and become the sort of person you want to be in the world.
I love being a therapist and having the privilege of helping people heal, grow, and discover (or re-discover) their purpose in life. It takes tremendous courage to share with another person what you want to change about yourself. I feel that my role is to be a compassionate guide and facilitator to help you learn about yourself, your roots, your helpful and unhelpful personal habits and patterns with others. I use art, music, psychodrama, dreamwork, intuition and active listening to help you challenge yourself and become the sort of person you want to be in the world.
(608) 630-9444 View (608) 630-9444
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Ronald J May
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53717  (Online Only)
My practice is oriented towards helping men, young and old, face the challenges of being a man in today's world: learning to be emotionally intimate in relationships, balancing the demands of work and family, managing anger and other destructive impulses, learning to be a more involved and loving father, and finding one's true path in life. Beginning therapy is not easy for many men. I use my extensive experience in working with men to offer both the compassion and directness men need to find the courage within themselves to face these challenges.
My practice is oriented towards helping men, young and old, face the challenges of being a man in today's world: learning to be emotionally intimate in relationships, balancing the demands of work and family, managing anger and other destructive impulses, learning to be a more involved and loving father, and finding one's true path in life. Beginning therapy is not easy for many men. I use my extensive experience in working with men to offer both the compassion and directness men need to find the courage within themselves to face these challenges.
(608) 833-9290 x321 View (608) 833-9290 x321
Photo of William Hutter, Marriage & Family Therapist in Madison, WI
William Hutter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53703  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with persons of all ages, on a variety of topics. My work includes individual, couples, consensual/ethical non-monogamous relationships and families. I am part of the queer community and work extensively with issues involving the LGBTQ+ community. Another area of interest in my work has been with perpetrators of sexual abuse/assault and persons struggling with sexual/sexuality and gender issues. I have lived abroad and enjoy working with persons from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds now residing in the US.
I enjoy working with persons of all ages, on a variety of topics. My work includes individual, couples, consensual/ethical non-monogamous relationships and families. I am part of the queer community and work extensively with issues involving the LGBTQ+ community. Another area of interest in my work has been with perpetrators of sexual abuse/assault and persons struggling with sexual/sexuality and gender issues. I have lived abroad and enjoy working with persons from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds now residing in the US.
(608) 567-3509 x3 View (608) 567-3509 x3
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Amal Othman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53703
Resilience is the capacity to prepare for, recover from, and adapt in the face of stress, challenge or adversity. I provide a brave space for holistic health and well-being. I offer compassionate and integrative counseling to individuals and couples. I explore with you the practice of resilience, the embodiment of wellness, and how to access your innate wisdom to empower yourself and improve the quality of your life. My clinical approach is influenced by Internal Family Systems, somatic psychotherapy, and various relational, cognitive, and behavioral modalities.
Resilience is the capacity to prepare for, recover from, and adapt in the face of stress, challenge or adversity. I provide a brave space for holistic health and well-being. I offer compassionate and integrative counseling to individuals and couples. I explore with you the practice of resilience, the embodiment of wellness, and how to access your innate wisdom to empower yourself and improve the quality of your life. My clinical approach is influenced by Internal Family Systems, somatic psychotherapy, and various relational, cognitive, and behavioral modalities.
(608) 200-3215 View (608) 200-3215

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Madison, WI

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Madison, WI who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
65% Stress
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Quartz
50% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Other

How Therapists in Madison, WI see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Madison?

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.