Therapists in Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI

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Aziza Daher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Zena Counseling Center provides an accepting and nurturing environment that emphasizes psychological reconstruction, behavioral reformation and spiritual elevation. This allows our clients to feel comfortable exploring their goals and unique strengths in order to empower them in making meaningful live changes. Our counseling center utilizes a holistic integrative approach that acknowledges the historical experience of each individual. We also focus on reaching out to both mainstream and multi-cultural clientele.
Zena Counseling Center provides an accepting and nurturing environment that emphasizes psychological reconstruction, behavioral reformation and spiritual elevation. This allows our clients to feel comfortable exploring their goals and unique strengths in order to empower them in making meaningful live changes. Our counseling center utilizes a holistic integrative approach that acknowledges the historical experience of each individual. We also focus on reaching out to both mainstream and multi-cultural clientele.
(414) 501-7032 View (414) 501-7032
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Erik Stonecipher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Erik's approach to therapy is both warm and direct, believing that it his place to foster client's growth through understanding, compassion, and a focus on their strengths. During his studies and training, he has focused on individual identity development, feminist studies, systems theories of identity development, and cultural humility. His therapy is based heavily on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy's skills and Humanistic/Emotion Focused Therapy.
Erik's approach to therapy is both warm and direct, believing that it his place to foster client's growth through understanding, compassion, and a focus on their strengths. During his studies and training, he has focused on individual identity development, feminist studies, systems theories of identity development, and cultural humility. His therapy is based heavily on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy's skills and Humanistic/Emotion Focused Therapy.
(262) 302-3957 View (262) 302-3957
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Melissa Shi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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
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Reggie Thirus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Reggie Thirus is a licensed professional counselor who graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2016. Reggie has been counseling for 6 years. Reggie works with adults, individuals and couples. Reggie has experience working with mood issues, LGBT issues, relationship issues, trauma issues and parenting issues. Reggie works with clients to help them change their negative thought and behavior patterns, helps them to recognize and understand more about their feelings and helps clients develop a more authentic self. Reggie enjoys exercise, listening to good music and getting outdoors to spend time in the sun.
Reggie Thirus is a licensed professional counselor who graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2016. Reggie has been counseling for 6 years. Reggie works with adults, individuals and couples. Reggie has experience working with mood issues, LGBT issues, relationship issues, trauma issues and parenting issues. Reggie works with clients to help them change their negative thought and behavior patterns, helps them to recognize and understand more about their feelings and helps clients develop a more authentic self. Reggie enjoys exercise, listening to good music and getting outdoors to spend time in the sun.
(262) 686-4753 View (262) 686-4753
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Alexander Wissing
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Maureen Goldblatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Vincent Vogt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Melissa Geason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults in settings that include outpatient, inpatient, school, and community-based. She uses treatment approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Structural family therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, play therapy, and crisis planning. She has a Bachelors degree in Family Studies and Human Relations and a Masters degree in Social Work. Melissa believes that it is a privilege to be a part of another person/families recovery and healing.
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults in settings that include outpatient, inpatient, school, and community-based. She uses treatment approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Structural family therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, play therapy, and crisis planning. She has a Bachelors degree in Family Studies and Human Relations and a Masters degree in Social Work. Melissa believes that it is a privilege to be a part of another person/families recovery and healing.
(262) 592-5261 View (262) 592-5261
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Cayla Lund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Nicole Shay
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Jennifer Maxwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Natalie Clerkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Pamela Safran Grzesk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Rachel Pfeifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Robert C. Hugl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Is anger that goes out of control ruining your life? Is depression driving you into the ground? Is your family life not going right? I can help you find solutions for above by working together with you. Life can be very stressful given the speed and options of society today. Sometimes you can get lost in this and it causes a disruption in your mental health. It helps to get and objective resource to help you find your way back to feeling more emotionally sound and in better control of your life.
Is anger that goes out of control ruining your life? Is depression driving you into the ground? Is your family life not going right? I can help you find solutions for above by working together with you. Life can be very stressful given the speed and options of society today. Sometimes you can get lost in this and it causes a disruption in your mental health. It helps to get and objective resource to help you find your way back to feeling more emotionally sound and in better control of your life.
(414) 982-1171 View (414) 982-1171
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Leslie Skaistis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
The core of my work is creating a safe space where clients can feel heard, respected, and understood. A full and satisfying life is unique to each person; I will collaborate with you as you move toward the life you want to live. Understanding each client's culture, identities, and worldview is central to my approach. Not only is it important to deeply understand you as an individual, but also to explore how factors in the wider environment either promote your well being or intensify your distress. A holistic approach to wellness involves the individual, their relationships, and their wider world.
The core of my work is creating a safe space where clients can feel heard, respected, and understood. A full and satisfying life is unique to each person; I will collaborate with you as you move toward the life you want to live. Understanding each client's culture, identities, and worldview is central to my approach. Not only is it important to deeply understand you as an individual, but also to explore how factors in the wider environment either promote your well being or intensify your distress. A holistic approach to wellness involves the individual, their relationships, and their wider world.
(414) 269-5922 View (414) 269-5922
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David Phelps
Psychologist, PhD, LP, MSHR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
My approach to psychotherapy is focused on building a strong and collaborative relationship with you, the client, working with you to provide immediate symptom relief and make sustainable change. My style is warm, curious, and engaged. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to share your story. I am influenced by the psychodynamic tradition, focusing on how you relate to yourself and others. As you begin to feel understood, accepted, and more deeply known in therapy, a trusting therapeutic relationship develops. This results in greater self-understanding and leads to change, including immediate symptom relief and longer-term transformation.
My approach to psychotherapy is focused on building a strong and collaborative relationship with you, the client, working with you to provide immediate symptom relief and make sustainable change. My style is warm, curious, and engaged. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to share your story. I am influenced by the psychodynamic tradition, focusing on how you relate to yourself and others. As you begin to feel understood, accepted, and more deeply known in therapy, a trusting therapeutic relationship develops. This results in greater self-understanding and leads to change, including immediate symptom relief and longer-term transformation.
(414) 877-6608 View (414) 877-6608
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Thomas A. Garland
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
I am a doctoral level psychotherapist that will identify your mental health problem quickly in a professional, confidential and respectful manner. I believe in working as a team with the patient to provide symptom relief in the problem areas. My approach to therapy involves helping you understand your problem so that you will feel comfortable throughout the therapeutic process. My doctoral degree is in clinical psychology. My clinic is certified by the state of Wisconsin as a Certified Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. This is your guarantee that we are doing things correctly to protect our patients.
I am a doctoral level psychotherapist that will identify your mental health problem quickly in a professional, confidential and respectful manner. I believe in working as a team with the patient to provide symptom relief in the problem areas. My approach to therapy involves helping you understand your problem so that you will feel comfortable throughout the therapeutic process. My doctoral degree is in clinical psychology. My clinic is certified by the state of Wisconsin as a Certified Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. This is your guarantee that we are doing things correctly to protect our patients.
(414) 810-2967 View (414) 810-2967
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Brooke Phelps
Counselor, MHR, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Not accepting new clients
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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Ernesto Atkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR, LPC
Verified Verified
Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI 53207
As a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor and AT Therapist my goal is to be a witness to my participant's personal growth by engaging them in an adaptive and creative path of self-exploration. My therapeutic focus is a multicultural connection between an artistic and therapeutic approach to a self-integrative healing according to the participant's needs. I'm experienced working with a wide range of diverse populations, ages, and mental health issues.
As a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor and AT Therapist my goal is to be a witness to my participant's personal growth by engaging them in an adaptive and creative path of self-exploration. My therapeutic focus is a multicultural connection between an artistic and therapeutic approach to a self-integrative healing according to the participant's needs. I'm experienced working with a wide range of diverse populations, ages, and mental health issues.
(312) 818-3234 View (312) 818-3234

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Number of Therapists in Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
95% Depression
75% Life Transitions
70% Trauma and PTSD
61% Relationship Issues
61% Grief
61% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Anthem | Elevance
81% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Tippecanoe, Milwaukee, WI see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tippecanoe, Milwaukee?

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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.