Therapists in Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI

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Carlos Ortega
Counselor, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with life's challenges that can feel overwhelming at times? I provide a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Whether you're seeking guidance in understanding your emotions, navigating complex relationships, exploring your sense of self, or transitioning through significant life changes. Therapy extends beyond just finding someone to listen; therapy can provide valuable insights, offer constructive feedback, and facilitate meaningful change. Therapy is a healing journey towards greater self-awareness and self development.
Are you struggling with life's challenges that can feel overwhelming at times? I provide a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Whether you're seeking guidance in understanding your emotions, navigating complex relationships, exploring your sense of self, or transitioning through significant life changes. Therapy extends beyond just finding someone to listen; therapy can provide valuable insights, offer constructive feedback, and facilitate meaningful change. Therapy is a healing journey towards greater self-awareness and self development.
(262) 205-2589 View (262) 205-2589
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Brooke Phelps
Counselor, MHR, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Beginning therapy can often be difficult and may carry a host of fears, uncertainties, and challenges. I believe that it can also be a life changing journey that can help explore those difficult pieces and peel those layers that have kept us from being our authentic selves. My clients are often young adults, parents, those starting a new phase in their life, or anyone navigating the process of individuation and creating change. My clients are often looking to create healthy boundaries and relationships with themselves and others. Many are healing from past trauma, toxic relationships, or entering a new phase in life.
Beginning therapy can often be difficult and may carry a host of fears, uncertainties, and challenges. I believe that it can also be a life changing journey that can help explore those difficult pieces and peel those layers that have kept us from being our authentic selves. My clients are often young adults, parents, those starting a new phase in their life, or anyone navigating the process of individuation and creating change. My clients are often looking to create healthy boundaries and relationships with themselves and others. Many are healing from past trauma, toxic relationships, or entering a new phase in life.
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Dr. Thomas Garland
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
I am a doctoral-level psychotherapist dedicated to identifying and addressing your mental health concerns with professionalism, confidentiality, and respect. My collaborative approach ensures that we work together to provide symptom relief and improve your well-being. With a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and extensive training and supervision, I am well-equipped to support you. This support is important this process can My focus is on psychotherapy, emphasizing behavioral change to help you understand and manage your issues effectively. Psychotherapy often leads to a significant reduction in feelings of distress, increased
I am a doctoral-level psychotherapist dedicated to identifying and addressing your mental health concerns with professionalism, confidentiality, and respect. My collaborative approach ensures that we work together to provide symptom relief and improve your well-being. With a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and extensive training and supervision, I am well-equipped to support you. This support is important this process can My focus is on psychotherapy, emphasizing behavioral change to help you understand and manage your issues effectively. Psychotherapy often leads to a significant reduction in feelings of distress, increased
(414) 810-2967 View (414) 810-2967
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Bonnie Leggo | Somatic Experiencing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, SEP, RYT, TIY
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53205
Have you found that talk therapy has not always met your needs? Working with the nervous system holistically through mindfulness, somatic experiencing, breathing exercises and other specialized tools offers us gentler and more effective means to heal. Therapy is a unique opportunity to be vulnerable and learn to experience a healthy relationship with a foundation of trust and compassionate experience. A diagnosis is not necessary, in my professional opinion, to work through the issues "in the tissues". It's about freeing the weight of the past & future anxieties, so you can feel calmer and enjoy life. (Telehealth also available.)
Have you found that talk therapy has not always met your needs? Working with the nervous system holistically through mindfulness, somatic experiencing, breathing exercises and other specialized tools offers us gentler and more effective means to heal. Therapy is a unique opportunity to be vulnerable and learn to experience a healthy relationship with a foundation of trust and compassionate experience. A diagnosis is not necessary, in my professional opinion, to work through the issues "in the tissues". It's about freeing the weight of the past & future anxieties, so you can feel calmer and enjoy life. (Telehealth also available.)
(608) 684-6147 View (608) 684-6147
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Whole Path Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53205
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, and welcome! I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Master's in Social Work program, and have worked in the field for about 15 years in various roles assisting children, families and adults. I am licensed to provide psychotherapy in the state of Wisconsin, and have been providing mental health services to clients across the lifespan with a wide range of mental and emotional disorders for 10 years. I am passionate about providing individualized, effective psychotherapy services to assist anyone who feels they could benefit from extra support during times of emotional struggle or life change.
Hello, and welcome! I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Master's in Social Work program, and have worked in the field for about 15 years in various roles assisting children, families and adults. I am licensed to provide psychotherapy in the state of Wisconsin, and have been providing mental health services to clients across the lifespan with a wide range of mental and emotional disorders for 10 years. I am passionate about providing individualized, effective psychotherapy services to assist anyone who feels they could benefit from extra support during times of emotional struggle or life change.
(414) 246-0423 View (414) 246-0423
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Joseph G Pikalek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
It's important to me that my clients feel welcome and safe enough to show up exactly as they are. I do my best to attend to my clients in a fully present and available way so that I can deeply witness, listen, and respond with clarity, non-judgment, and compassion. I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful vehicle for self-discovery, self-acceptance, and transformation. I draw on my own experiences of joy and suffering to be with my clients in a human way. I identify as Queer and Non-Binary and have been practicing Buddhism for 20+ years.
It's important to me that my clients feel welcome and safe enough to show up exactly as they are. I do my best to attend to my clients in a fully present and available way so that I can deeply witness, listen, and respond with clarity, non-judgment, and compassion. I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful vehicle for self-discovery, self-acceptance, and transformation. I draw on my own experiences of joy and suffering to be with my clients in a human way. I identify as Queer and Non-Binary and have been practicing Buddhism for 20+ years.
(414) 982-1440 View (414) 982-1440
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Eric Jay Ehrke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Clients wanting to optimize their potential and willing to explore effective solutions from Western and Eastern wisdom traditions are my specialty. During my forty plus years working in psychiatric hospitals, leading residential treatment programs, teaching relationship courses for couples and presenting Mind, Body and Spirit healing seminars, helping others heal the core of their issue is my passion. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples from every orientation. Of course, the LBGT community is welcome. Respectful of every religious orientation, I love working with anyone wanting to unite their physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of their being.
Clients wanting to optimize their potential and willing to explore effective solutions from Western and Eastern wisdom traditions are my specialty. During my forty plus years working in psychiatric hospitals, leading residential treatment programs, teaching relationship courses for couples and presenting Mind, Body and Spirit healing seminars, helping others heal the core of their issue is my passion. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples from every orientation. Of course, the LBGT community is welcome. Respectful of every religious orientation, I love working with anyone wanting to unite their physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of their being.
(414) 316-6566 View (414) 316-6566
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Brian Larsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Do you want to conquer your goals and move with precision in your life? I love helping men who are motivated to experience more satisfaction, who want more fulfilling relationships, and who want to move through life with the clarity that comes from fully connecting to yourself and your values. I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with people in all types of environments. I will help you become more aware of your mind, behavior, and feelings. Think growth and awareness as opposed to fixing.
Do you want to conquer your goals and move with precision in your life? I love helping men who are motivated to experience more satisfaction, who want more fulfilling relationships, and who want to move through life with the clarity that comes from fully connecting to yourself and your values. I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with people in all types of environments. I will help you become more aware of your mind, behavior, and feelings. Think growth and awareness as opposed to fixing.
(414) 262-5422 View (414) 262-5422
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Mary Jane M. Demet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
I enjoy walking a journey of self-discovery with clients who want to have a more meaningful life and enhanced interpersonal relationships. Struggling with depression and anxiety makes life seem overwhelming and change difficult. I can help.
I enjoy walking a journey of self-discovery with clients who want to have a more meaningful life and enhanced interpersonal relationships. Struggling with depression and anxiety makes life seem overwhelming and change difficult. I can help.
(414) 269-5507 View (414) 269-5507
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Nikki Zellner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I rely heavily on the power of the therapeutic relationship, viewing this relationship as the foundation for safety in working with individuals and their internal systems. Our work together develops insight into one's own internal landscape and explores the wounds that create difficult emotions, thoughts and patterns in day to day life. Working together, such processing fosters a relationship with oneself in a way that goes beyond their past.
As a therapist, I rely heavily on the power of the therapeutic relationship, viewing this relationship as the foundation for safety in working with individuals and their internal systems. Our work together develops insight into one's own internal landscape and explores the wounds that create difficult emotions, thoughts and patterns in day to day life. Working together, such processing fosters a relationship with oneself in a way that goes beyond their past.
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Maureen Goldblatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Maureen Goldblatt is a Licensed Therapist, Child Specialist/Family Mediator, and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in areas including separation, divorce, depression, anxiety, anger management, mood disorders, grief, and abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health concerns. She has dedicated a substantial part of her practice to working with families going through separation and divorce.
Maureen Goldblatt is a Licensed Therapist, Child Specialist/Family Mediator, and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in areas including separation, divorce, depression, anxiety, anger management, mood disorders, grief, and abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health concerns. She has dedicated a substantial part of her practice to working with families going through separation and divorce.
(262) 588-4045 View (262) 588-4045
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Natalie Clerkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Natalie Clerkin, LPC Natalie Clerkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. Natalie specializes in treating children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety disorders and OCD. She understands the impact that anxiety can have and treats depressive symptoms, interpersonal concerns, school issues, difficulties with life transitions, and challenges with self-esteem that may be occurring, as well. She collaborates with clients, tailoring treatment to meet their goals and needs.
Natalie Clerkin, LPC Natalie Clerkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. Natalie specializes in treating children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety disorders and OCD. She understands the impact that anxiety can have and treats depressive symptoms, interpersonal concerns, school issues, difficulties with life transitions, and challenges with self-esteem that may be occurring, as well. She collaborates with clients, tailoring treatment to meet their goals and needs.
(262) 228-4192 View (262) 228-4192
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Jennifer Maxwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Jennifer Maxwell, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adolescents, adults, families and group treatment. Jennifer utilizes an eclectic approach in her practice utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapy models such as dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practice.
Jennifer Maxwell, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adolescents, adults, families and group treatment. Jennifer utilizes an eclectic approach in her practice utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapy models such as dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practice.
(262) 205-7540 View (262) 205-7540
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Pamela Safran Grzesk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Pamela Safran Grzesk is a mental health therapist with over 10 years of experience, specializing in crisis counseling, symptom management, and life transitions. Pamela's counseling style is Person-centered and integrative, utilizing evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help people build insight and create lasting change in their lives. She celebrates human diversity and utilizes an understanding of various cultural and spiritual factors to partner with clients on their journeys of healing and wellness.
Pamela Safran Grzesk is a mental health therapist with over 10 years of experience, specializing in crisis counseling, symptom management, and life transitions. Pamela's counseling style is Person-centered and integrative, utilizing evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help people build insight and create lasting change in their lives. She celebrates human diversity and utilizes an understanding of various cultural and spiritual factors to partner with clients on their journeys of healing and wellness.
(262) 239-4337 View (262) 239-4337
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Nicole Shay
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Dr. Shay provides neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents. Her specialty areas include assessments for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Learning Disabilities, as well as assessments for children with neurological, developmental, or genetic disorders. She has worked extensively in the areas of epilepsy and traumatic brain injury/concussion. As a neuropsychologist, Dr. Shay's goal is to help patients to reach their greatest potential.
Dr. Shay provides neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents. Her specialty areas include assessments for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Learning Disabilities, as well as assessments for children with neurological, developmental, or genetic disorders. She has worked extensively in the areas of epilepsy and traumatic brain injury/concussion. As a neuropsychologist, Dr. Shay's goal is to help patients to reach their greatest potential.
(262) 588-4261 View (262) 588-4261
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Radical Change Counseling and Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Waitlist for new clients
Radical Change Counseling and Coaching is focused on helping people who feel stuck and always needing to control everything make lasting change. If you feel that you are a hamster on a wheel and no matter what you do, you just feel like you are having the same issues over and over again without help, we may have the approach that finally helps to create change. Do you handle stress by trying to control everything, yourself, and even others? If so, we might be able to help!
Radical Change Counseling and Coaching is focused on helping people who feel stuck and always needing to control everything make lasting change. If you feel that you are a hamster on a wheel and no matter what you do, you just feel like you are having the same issues over and over again without help, we may have the approach that finally helps to create change. Do you handle stress by trying to control everything, yourself, and even others? If so, we might be able to help!
(414) 348-1350 View (414) 348-1350
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Alexander Wissing
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Alex Wissing is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 5 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, OCD, and a variety of other mental health concerns. Alex treats adults aged 18 and older utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in his approach with clients. Alex earned his bachelor’s degree at UW-Wisconsin Milwaukee in Psychology. He completed his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at UW-Wisconsin Milwaukee. Alex has spent the last 7 years working in a variety of programs and levels of care at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, WI.
Alex Wissing is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 5 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, OCD, and a variety of other mental health concerns. Alex treats adults aged 18 and older utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in his approach with clients. Alex earned his bachelor’s degree at UW-Wisconsin Milwaukee in Psychology. He completed his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at UW-Wisconsin Milwaukee. Alex has spent the last 7 years working in a variety of programs and levels of care at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, WI.
(262) 599-6537 View (262) 599-6537
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Vincent Vogt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
I am a licensed professional counselor who earned a Master's degree in psychotherapy from Marquette University. I have a breadth of experience working with adults in both individual and group settings. I primarily work with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, relationship issues, loneliness, trauma, grief, boundaries, substance abuse, stress management, or adjustment issues. I have found it very helpful to approach therapy from a holistic mindset with special focus on the therapeutic relationship.
I am a licensed professional counselor who earned a Master's degree in psychotherapy from Marquette University. I have a breadth of experience working with adults in both individual and group settings. I primarily work with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, relationship issues, loneliness, trauma, grief, boundaries, substance abuse, stress management, or adjustment issues. I have found it very helpful to approach therapy from a holistic mindset with special focus on the therapeutic relationship.
(262) 588-4098 View (262) 588-4098
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Higher Appeal Counseling & Coaching
Pastoral Counselor, MA, LCPC, CTLC, BS
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phil Martinez works with people who have been deeply wounded on emotional, spiritual and physical levels. His capacity for empathy, extensive clinical pastoral training, and his relationship skills serve as an excellent tool in God's hands.
Phil Martinez works with people who have been deeply wounded on emotional, spiritual and physical levels. His capacity for empathy, extensive clinical pastoral training, and his relationship skills serve as an excellent tool in God's hands.
(414) 310-7987 View (414) 310-7987
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Rachel Pfeifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI 53203
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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Number of Therapists in Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
68% Life Transitions
58% Trauma and PTSD
52% Relationship Issues
48% Grief
45% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Aetna
80% Other

How Therapists in Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee, WI see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
36% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kilbourn Town, 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.