Therapists in East Village, Milwaukee, WI

Photo of Amanda Lo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Amanda Lo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Do you often feel like you are just trying to survive or are barely staying afloat? Are you feeling inadequate in the spaces you occupy such as school, work, or home? Have you ever wondered if there is more to your identity than the mental health concerns that you experience? If you are reading this right now, I am proud of you for getting here. I normalize the self-doubt that you are going through. If you resonate with one of the aforementioned questions, I can partner with you to validate you and to determine the best solutions that will help you feel you can thrive despite all the challenges you may face.
Do you often feel like you are just trying to survive or are barely staying afloat? Are you feeling inadequate in the spaces you occupy such as school, work, or home? Have you ever wondered if there is more to your identity than the mental health concerns that you experience? If you are reading this right now, I am proud of you for getting here. I normalize the self-doubt that you are going through. If you resonate with one of the aforementioned questions, I can partner with you to validate you and to determine the best solutions that will help you feel you can thrive despite all the challenges you may face.
(414) 404-4139 View (414) 404-4139
Photo of Mary Hanson, Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Mary Hanson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients to create meaningful change. I believe that complex intersections of identity shape our lived experiences, and I strive to create a therapeutic experience wherein clients feel seen, heard, and respected as unique individuals. I have experience working with young adults facing a variety of challenges pertaining to school, major life transitions, and mental health. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, grief, and low self-esteem. I currently work with adults of all ages.
My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients to create meaningful change. I believe that complex intersections of identity shape our lived experiences, and I strive to create a therapeutic experience wherein clients feel seen, heard, and respected as unique individuals. I have experience working with young adults facing a variety of challenges pertaining to school, major life transitions, and mental health. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, grief, and low self-esteem. I currently work with adults of all ages.
(414) 662-9328 x513 View (414) 662-9328 x513
Photo of Laurin LaBonte, Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Laurin LaBonte
Counselor, MS, LPC, ATR
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
My name is Laurin and I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. As a therapist, I believe families are a system and my support is not only for your child, but your family. I want to work side by side with you and your family to help strengthen support systems and healthy communication. I am a licensed professional counselor and am a registered Art therapist in the state of Wisconsin. I come from a trauma informed background and have experience working with issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and Dementia.
My name is Laurin and I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. As a therapist, I believe families are a system and my support is not only for your child, but your family. I want to work side by side with you and your family to help strengthen support systems and healthy communication. I am a licensed professional counselor and am a registered Art therapist in the state of Wisconsin. I come from a trauma informed background and have experience working with issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and Dementia.
(414) 251-1959 x511 View (414) 251-1959 x511
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Sarah Barber
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Are you feeling a push to make some changes and reevaluate your relationships? Not just with family and friends...but with work, alcohol, monogamy or other parts of your routine? I specialize in supporting individuals and couples navigating life transitions. We all have the power to create whatever kind of life we want, regardless of what has brought us to this moment. I love working with people ready to explore life's possibilities and help them decide what's next. Drawing upon my education as a counselor, death doula, and yoga teacher, I embrace a holistic approach to wellness that infuses different aspects of these disciplines.
Are you feeling a push to make some changes and reevaluate your relationships? Not just with family and friends...but with work, alcohol, monogamy or other parts of your routine? I specialize in supporting individuals and couples navigating life transitions. We all have the power to create whatever kind of life we want, regardless of what has brought us to this moment. I love working with people ready to explore life's possibilities and help them decide what's next. Drawing upon my education as a counselor, death doula, and yoga teacher, I embrace a holistic approach to wellness that infuses different aspects of these disciplines.
(262) 239-7109 View (262) 239-7109
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Rachel Pfeifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Rachel Pfeifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 2 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, OCD and personality disorders. Rachel treats patients between ages 18 to 65+ utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her approaches with clients. Rachel has extensive experience counseling adults, families and groups in clinical and residential settings. Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves being outdoors, traveling, exploring and hiking National Parks whenever she can.
Rachel Pfeifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 2 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, OCD and personality disorders. Rachel treats patients between ages 18 to 65+ utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her approaches with clients. Rachel has extensive experience counseling adults, families and groups in clinical and residential settings. Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves being outdoors, traveling, exploring and hiking National Parks whenever she can.
(262) 537-5618 View (262) 537-5618
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Anita Astley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
(262) 300-7231 View (262) 300-7231
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Patti A White
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment. These are the values that guide my own life as well as my therapy style. I am interested in assisting you to find the answers that are right for you. I would enjoy working with you individually or as part of a couple or family. My specialties include parent-child, marital, and other relationship issues. I support family preservation whenever possible. My experience also includes anger management, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, grief, trauma, and medical issues such as chronic illnesses, insomnia, physical disability, chronic pain, and caregiver stress.
Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment. These are the values that guide my own life as well as my therapy style. I am interested in assisting you to find the answers that are right for you. I would enjoy working with you individually or as part of a couple or family. My specialties include parent-child, marital, and other relationship issues. I support family preservation whenever possible. My experience also includes anger management, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, grief, trauma, and medical issues such as chronic illnesses, insomnia, physical disability, chronic pain, and caregiver stress.
(414) 369-2941 View (414) 369-2941
Photo of Rachael Sheets in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Rachael Sheets
MSW, APSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck in the same old thoughts, habits, behaviors, and beliefs? I'm here to help you unlock your emotions and unleash potential for growth. Through guided reflection, intentional conversation, and creative interventions - we can empower long-term transformation. My goal is for you to feel seen for who you are while creating a safe space that allows self-exploration with intentionality of personal development goals. You’ll increase emotional intelligence skills that will carry over into daily life so that meaningful changes can easily be achieved. I look forward to connecting with you soon!
Feeling stuck in the same old thoughts, habits, behaviors, and beliefs? I'm here to help you unlock your emotions and unleash potential for growth. Through guided reflection, intentional conversation, and creative interventions - we can empower long-term transformation. My goal is for you to feel seen for who you are while creating a safe space that allows self-exploration with intentionality of personal development goals. You’ll increase emotional intelligence skills that will carry over into daily life so that meaningful changes can easily be achieved. I look forward to connecting with you soon!
(414) 404-9718 View (414) 404-9718
Photo of Ali Devine, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Ali Devine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
I work with individuals and couples looking to improve the quality of their relationships and work through emotional and behavioral difficulties. I am also interested in helping men and women navigate the challenges that come with the end of a relationship. Other groups I like to work with include individuals in stressful life stages and clients struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I’m particularly drawn to young adults and adults in my practice. As a therapist, I will challenge and encourage you to make necessary changes.
I work with individuals and couples looking to improve the quality of their relationships and work through emotional and behavioral difficulties. I am also interested in helping men and women navigate the challenges that come with the end of a relationship. Other groups I like to work with include individuals in stressful life stages and clients struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I’m particularly drawn to young adults and adults in my practice. As a therapist, I will challenge and encourage you to make necessary changes.
(414) 240-1763 View (414) 240-1763
Photo of John R Gielow, Psychologist in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
John R Gielow
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Tired of enduring a difficult life, career or relationship? Looking for practical, out-of-the-box solutions for anxiety, depression, and the life circumstances that cause them? Tried therapy before with disappointing results? For 35 years, I have been augmenting traditional therapeutic methods with a variety of techniques, including EMDR Therapy, CRM Therapy, heart rate variability training (Heartmath), body centered approaches, mindfulness training, hypnosis, and ego-state interventions, to facilitate deep internal changes. These interventions take place within the context of a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment. My therapeutic style is interactive, engaging, and collaborative.
Tired of enduring a difficult life, career or relationship? Looking for practical, out-of-the-box solutions for anxiety, depression, and the life circumstances that cause them? Tried therapy before with disappointing results? For 35 years, I have been augmenting traditional therapeutic methods with a variety of techniques, including EMDR Therapy, CRM Therapy, heart rate variability training (Heartmath), body centered approaches, mindfulness training, hypnosis, and ego-state interventions, to facilitate deep internal changes. These interventions take place within the context of a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment. My therapeutic style is interactive, engaging, and collaborative.
(414) 600-1597 View (414) 600-1597
Photo of Krystal Buchanan, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Krystal Buchanan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I take a person-centered, strengths-based approach to meet clients where they are and address what they feel is impacting their lives the most. I believe building a strong relationship is the foundation of therapy, this is done by maintaining a non-judgmental stance and unconditional positive regard. The thing I love most about being a therapist is watching my clients grow and having the opportunity to be part of their journey. I pride myself on the passion I have for what I do, and how that translates into my ability to advocate for my clients.
I take a person-centered, strengths-based approach to meet clients where they are and address what they feel is impacting their lives the most. I believe building a strong relationship is the foundation of therapy, this is done by maintaining a non-judgmental stance and unconditional positive regard. The thing I love most about being a therapist is watching my clients grow and having the opportunity to be part of their journey. I pride myself on the passion I have for what I do, and how that translates into my ability to advocate for my clients.
(414) 240-8720 View (414) 240-8720
Photo of Mary Garvens, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Mary Garvens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Negative emotions, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and trauma can all have a profound impact on our ability to feel well and engage fully with the world around us. Despite these troubles, we all have an incredible capacity for healing. I believe that healing is not a one-size-fits-all experience, so I work with each person individually to create a plan that works to best meet their unique needs.
Negative emotions, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and trauma can all have a profound impact on our ability to feel well and engage fully with the world around us. Despite these troubles, we all have an incredible capacity for healing. I believe that healing is not a one-size-fits-all experience, so I work with each person individually to create a plan that works to best meet their unique needs.
(414) 895-0956 x501 View (414) 895-0956 x501
Photo of Cayla Lund, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Cayla Lund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 4 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 4 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
(262) 333-0487 View (262) 333-0487
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Emma Nelson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Emma and as a mental health provider, it is my passion to listen and provide support to all who come into my office as well as help cope with whatever life may bring. I emphasize unconditional positive regard in my practice and serve as an advocate for my client's well-being and success.
My name is Emma and as a mental health provider, it is my passion to listen and provide support to all who come into my office as well as help cope with whatever life may bring. I emphasize unconditional positive regard in my practice and serve as an advocate for my client's well-being and success.
(414) 296-9981 x504 View (414) 296-9981 x504
Photo of Cayla Lund, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Cayla Lund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 5 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 5 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
(262) 668-8338 View (262) 668-8338
Photo of Claudia Beck Asztalos, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Claudia Beck Asztalos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
My therapeutic philosophy is that it's not what is wrong with you but what happened to you. I believe that symptoms like anxiety and depression are not signs of weakness but messages to our mind and body telling us that something is not right and needs to be addressed. Maladaptive ways of coping may have once served us by dulling stress or pain but are not working any more, and so we have to learn new, healthier, more adaptive coping skills. I believe both the body and mind work together and are ultimately designed to survive, heal and thrive. Sometimes we just need understanding, validation and support to navigate the process.
My therapeutic philosophy is that it's not what is wrong with you but what happened to you. I believe that symptoms like anxiety and depression are not signs of weakness but messages to our mind and body telling us that something is not right and needs to be addressed. Maladaptive ways of coping may have once served us by dulling stress or pain but are not working any more, and so we have to learn new, healthier, more adaptive coping skills. I believe both the body and mind work together and are ultimately designed to survive, heal and thrive. Sometimes we just need understanding, validation and support to navigate the process.
(414) 626-9606 View (414) 626-9606
Photo of Sarah Wang, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Sarah Wang
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal in therapy is to offer a space for clients to feel understood and accepted and I believe the healing comes through connection. Building a collaborative, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship is central to my approach as I help clients find meaning and purpose in their lives and develop healthier relationships with others and themselves. I recognize that each of us gets lots of messages in this world and many of them are negative. I work to help people identify and overcome these negative messages by embracing their strengths to live a satisfying life.
My goal in therapy is to offer a space for clients to feel understood and accepted and I believe the healing comes through connection. Building a collaborative, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship is central to my approach as I help clients find meaning and purpose in their lives and develop healthier relationships with others and themselves. I recognize that each of us gets lots of messages in this world and many of them are negative. I work to help people identify and overcome these negative messages by embracing their strengths to live a satisfying life.
(414) 455-7296 View (414) 455-7296
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Melissa Shi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Melissa Shi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. She has a B.S. in Psychology from UW-Madison and an M. A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. Melissa knows how uncomfortable it can be to start therapy or ask for help. She believes this discomfort can turn into growth and helps her clients get through the hard stuff by being authentic, warm, and humorous (when appropriate). Melissa also works hard to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic space.
Melissa Shi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. She has a B.S. in Psychology from UW-Madison and an M. A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. Melissa knows how uncomfortable it can be to start therapy or ask for help. She believes this discomfort can turn into growth and helps her clients get through the hard stuff by being authentic, warm, and humorous (when appropriate). Melissa also works hard to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic space.
(262) 624-0858 View (262) 624-0858
Photo of Tracy Treacy, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Village, Milwaukee, WI
Tracy Treacy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SLRC
Verified
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor and wellness consultant with 20+ years of professional experience in the areas of higher education, holistic mental health, and wellness. I have experience working with individuals and couples of diverse backgrounds in various populations with mental health/wellness issues toward their goal of healing and wellness.
I am a licensed professional counselor and wellness consultant with 20+ years of professional experience in the areas of higher education, holistic mental health, and wellness. I have experience working with individuals and couples of diverse backgrounds in various populations with mental health/wellness issues toward their goal of healing and wellness.
(414) 410-9034 View (414) 410-9034
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Katie Maedke-Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Village, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Asking for help is hard, and it’s when we feel heard, seen, and understood, that healing and growth are most accessible. I am here to hold space for you, or you and your partner(s), to explore and challenge yourself in pursuit of greater truth and authenticity. By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working through these feelings can propel you forward. Allow me to help.
Asking for help is hard, and it’s when we feel heard, seen, and understood, that healing and growth are most accessible. I am here to hold space for you, or you and your partner(s), to explore and challenge yourself in pursuit of greater truth and authenticity. By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working through these feelings can propel you forward. Allow me to help.
(414) 895-0710 View (414) 895-0710

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Number of Therapists in East Village, Milwaukee, WI

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in East Village, Milwaukee, WI who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
70% Life Transitions
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
64% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in East Village, Milwaukee, WI see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Village, Milwaukee?

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.