Therapists in Platte County, WY

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Heidi Schults
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheatland, WY 82201  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for helping others learn how to show up and be their best selves while living their authentic lives. I believe in cultivating a therapeutic partnership and identifying obstacles to one's goals. This could be connecting with their partners on a deeper level or to help people explore one's identity(ies). I understand how the world can be a very difficult place and that asking for help can be hard; but we all need help sometimes. We all need a safe place free of judgment where we can feel seen and heard.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for helping others learn how to show up and be their best selves while living their authentic lives. I believe in cultivating a therapeutic partnership and identifying obstacles to one's goals. This could be connecting with their partners on a deeper level or to help people explore one's identity(ies). I understand how the world can be a very difficult place and that asking for help can be hard; but we all need help sometimes. We all need a safe place free of judgment where we can feel seen and heard.
(307) 336-7984 View (307) 336-7984
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Mind of Peace Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, PC, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wheatland, WY 82201  (Online Only)
Are trauma or anxiety are a part of your recent or distant past? I can help you build a path to a better tomorrow. I specialize in the treatment of trauma (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Having the ability to respond and not simply react to life's challenges is within your reach. Therapy doesn't have to take years of appointments and effort. Major progress can be made in a very short period of time. If getting back to your best life in a healthy way is your primary goal; together we can get there!
Are trauma or anxiety are a part of your recent or distant past? I can help you build a path to a better tomorrow. I specialize in the treatment of trauma (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Having the ability to respond and not simply react to life's challenges is within your reach. Therapy doesn't have to take years of appointments and effort. Major progress can be made in a very short period of time. If getting back to your best life in a healthy way is your primary goal; together we can get there!
(307) 241-3257 View (307) 241-3257
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Chelsea Jo Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheatland, WY 82201
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional I work with clients who are coping with relationship issues, addictions, interpersonal issues, grief, adolescent dynamics, anxiety and general struggles feelings on inadequacy. Change is a choice – your choice! A struggle for most entails walking the walk of life in “comfortable shoes.” We have this vision of the life we are supposed to live – maybe because that is what is socially acceptable, or maybe because of the standards we have for ourselves. Life has a way of giving us a different version and that is where I can help!
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional I work with clients who are coping with relationship issues, addictions, interpersonal issues, grief, adolescent dynamics, anxiety and general struggles feelings on inadequacy. Change is a choice – your choice! A struggle for most entails walking the walk of life in “comfortable shoes.” We have this vision of the life we are supposed to live – maybe because that is what is socially acceptable, or maybe because of the standards we have for ourselves. Life has a way of giving us a different version and that is where I can help!
(307) 689-6361 View (307) 689-6361
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Mary Beth Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wheatland, WY 82201
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychotherapist, providing person-centered and trauma-informed care for individuals, couples and families. I endeavor to help clients heal and develop more effective and adaptive behavior for a more fulfilling life. Clients are helped to learn and use positive, effective coping skills and to develop the motivation to reach their greatest potential. I take into account dealing with life challenges, as well at being at different stages of readiness and change. Clients are helped to move forward at their ideal pace.
I am a licensed psychotherapist, providing person-centered and trauma-informed care for individuals, couples and families. I endeavor to help clients heal and develop more effective and adaptive behavior for a more fulfilling life. Clients are helped to learn and use positive, effective coping skills and to develop the motivation to reach their greatest potential. I take into account dealing with life challenges, as well at being at different stages of readiness and change. Clients are helped to move forward at their ideal pace.
(307) 317-2391 View (307) 317-2391
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Heidi McCarty
Pre-Licensed Professional, PPC
Verified Verified
Wheatland, WY 82201
I believe that there is good in all of us and even though it may seem lost at times, we just need a little help to rediscover that good and use it to help us through life. My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, and welcoming place for you to discuss your difficulties and find your good and the answers to help you through your life. Education: Bellevue University Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling University of Phoenix Master's Degree in School Counseling Brigham Young University Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development
I believe that there is good in all of us and even though it may seem lost at times, we just need a little help to rediscover that good and use it to help us through life. My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, and welcoming place for you to discuss your difficulties and find your good and the answers to help you through your life. Education: Bellevue University Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling University of Phoenix Master's Degree in School Counseling Brigham Young University Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development
(307) 209-9013 View (307) 209-9013
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Sandra Brausch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wheatland, WY 82201
The power to change your life lies in your mindset – how you process experiences and the feelings attached to them. Change can seem overwhelming. We can be stuck in the same patterns void of any progress. If you are ready to take control of your life and process uncomfortable experiences head-on, I can help. Choosing your thoughts and feeling your feelings can undo negative patterns and behaviors to create the life you want to live. Therapy is a partnership that takes place in a compassionate and confidential environment, where you can identify and overcome the negative beliefs and patterns that stifle your growth.
The power to change your life lies in your mindset – how you process experiences and the feelings attached to them. Change can seem overwhelming. We can be stuck in the same patterns void of any progress. If you are ready to take control of your life and process uncomfortable experiences head-on, I can help. Choosing your thoughts and feeling your feelings can undo negative patterns and behaviors to create the life you want to live. Therapy is a partnership that takes place in a compassionate and confidential environment, where you can identify and overcome the negative beliefs and patterns that stifle your growth.
(307) 298-2807 View (307) 298-2807
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Jeanette Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PCSW
Verified Verified
Wheatland, WY 82201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello fellow traveler! This life is a journey and everyone’s path is uniquely their own. But one thing we all have in common is that as soon as we think we have our path perfectly planned, we find ourselves off balanced, nudged, even pushed in a different direction. Utilizing cultural sensitivity, empathy and the best evidence based practices, it is my goal to help you discover your inner strengths and resiliency so you can navigate the difficulties and challenges in life with grace and self assurance. Searching for someone to assist you was the first brave step toward transforming your life and blazing new trails.
Hello fellow traveler! This life is a journey and everyone’s path is uniquely their own. But one thing we all have in common is that as soon as we think we have our path perfectly planned, we find ourselves off balanced, nudged, even pushed in a different direction. Utilizing cultural sensitivity, empathy and the best evidence based practices, it is my goal to help you discover your inner strengths and resiliency so you can navigate the difficulties and challenges in life with grace and self assurance. Searching for someone to assist you was the first brave step toward transforming your life and blazing new trails.
(307) 312-2571 View (307) 312-2571

Online Therapists

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Remember Who You Are Counseling
Counselor, MRC, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Casper, WY 82601
Sometimes Life deals us unexpected challenges or hardships. I get that! I are no stranger to life challenges, family challenges, suicide, and many other unavoidable (and sometimes, avoidable) circumstances. For what ever reason, sometimes professional help is needed. I have a real love for what I do. I enjoy working with people, and respect them as the individuals that they are. At different times everyone is in need of extra support and understanding to aid in what I would call "life". These experiences cannot always be avoided, but they can be overcome. Reaching out is sometimes the hardest part of getting help!
Sometimes Life deals us unexpected challenges or hardships. I get that! I are no stranger to life challenges, family challenges, suicide, and many other unavoidable (and sometimes, avoidable) circumstances. For what ever reason, sometimes professional help is needed. I have a real love for what I do. I enjoy working with people, and respect them as the individuals that they are. At different times everyone is in need of extra support and understanding to aid in what I would call "life". These experiences cannot always be avoided, but they can be overcome. Reaching out is sometimes the hardest part of getting help!
(307) 313-4602 View (307) 313-4602
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Matthew Grovenstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laramie, WY 82072
Sometimes life can be a bit too much: relationship struggles arise, worries seem too heavy, or direction is hard to find. That’s where I come in. As a counselor, I aim to meet each client where they are, building a deep understanding of who they are and collaboratively identifying what they need and how to get them there. I utilize an integrative approach, drawing on multiple counseling perspectives to meet each individual's needs through evidence-based approaches. I won’t force clients to do anything, but using my training and experience, I will both support and challenge them to make significant, lasting change.
Sometimes life can be a bit too much: relationship struggles arise, worries seem too heavy, or direction is hard to find. That’s where I come in. As a counselor, I aim to meet each client where they are, building a deep understanding of who they are and collaboratively identifying what they need and how to get them there. I utilize an integrative approach, drawing on multiple counseling perspectives to meet each individual's needs through evidence-based approaches. I won’t force clients to do anything, but using my training and experience, I will both support and challenge them to make significant, lasting change.
(307) 218-2839 View (307) 218-2839
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Sonjia Serda - BreakThrough Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-WY, LMHP-NE
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Life is challenging, difficult, often times downright sad. It may seem too overwhelming and impossible to handle, most if not all have experienced life in these dark places. Competent and caring counselors can help you figure out how to get out of those places. What's your biggest challenge? Need help with coping skills, communication, relationship problems that can benefit from being less reactive and more responsive, decision-making, parenting skills like Circle of Security, resolution of situations that have haunted you too long that EMDR can help with, anxiety that seems to control your life, loss of someone or something?...
Life is challenging, difficult, often times downright sad. It may seem too overwhelming and impossible to handle, most if not all have experienced life in these dark places. Competent and caring counselors can help you figure out how to get out of those places. What's your biggest challenge? Need help with coping skills, communication, relationship problems that can benefit from being less reactive and more responsive, decision-making, parenting skills like Circle of Security, resolution of situations that have haunted you too long that EMDR can help with, anxiety that seems to control your life, loss of someone or something?...
(833) 465-0303 View (833) 465-0303
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Alexander K Andersen, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
Serving Wyoming and Colorado, my practice aims to provide healing for the mind, body, and spirit. With the use of evidence based practices and over a decade of experience, we can pursue the positive life changes you are looking for. My approach to counseling includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and EMDR. Together we will create a treatment plan that is client centered, efficient and solution focused. Previous populations served include individuals, children, adolescents, couples, residentially placed, adjudicated, and cognitively impaired.
Serving Wyoming and Colorado, my practice aims to provide healing for the mind, body, and spirit. With the use of evidence based practices and over a decade of experience, we can pursue the positive life changes you are looking for. My approach to counseling includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and EMDR. Together we will create a treatment plan that is client centered, efficient and solution focused. Previous populations served include individuals, children, adolescents, couples, residentially placed, adjudicated, and cognitively impaired.
(480) 630-5162 View (480) 630-5162
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Adam Stuart-Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
My particular areas of interest lay in coming alongside families and couples by providing marriage-enrichment and communication skills. And specifically working with concerns of anxiety, depression, anger management and communication struggles. I find joy in helping people identify behaviors that negatively affect their lives and relationships with others. I work to bring an awareness to the other voices and instincts in our lives that tug at our hearts and help foster an ability to communicate with constructive and compelling reasonableness. ​
My particular areas of interest lay in coming alongside families and couples by providing marriage-enrichment and communication skills. And specifically working with concerns of anxiety, depression, anger management and communication struggles. I find joy in helping people identify behaviors that negatively affect their lives and relationships with others. I work to bring an awareness to the other voices and instincts in our lives that tug at our hearts and help foster an ability to communicate with constructive and compelling reasonableness. ​
(307) 227-4172 View (307) 227-4172
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Jana Saltenberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
Hello- I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 27 years of experience. I have practiced in the Laramie community for the past 23 years. I work with adult clients who are struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and/or trauma-related issues. I view therapy as a partnership focused on self-acceptance, realizing and enhancing resilience, and working towards making positive change in one’s life.
Hello- I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 27 years of experience. I have practiced in the Laramie community for the past 23 years. I work with adult clients who are struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and/or trauma-related issues. I view therapy as a partnership focused on self-acceptance, realizing and enhancing resilience, and working towards making positive change in one’s life.
(307) 271-6458 View (307) 271-6458
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Caring for You Counseling & Therapy Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, Psychol
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82072
Welcome! I have had the privilege of joining people of all ages, genders and ethnicity on their personal journeys in life. It would be my honor to be asked to be a part of this walk with you. If you are inquisitive, ready and willing to look at your life, your thoughts, choices and actions and make steps forward, then I am the person for you. I work with individuals, and couples and have a great deal of experience with men's and women's issues. I am grateful, caring, mindful, supportive, soulful, kind, compassionate and strong.
Welcome! I have had the privilege of joining people of all ages, genders and ethnicity on their personal journeys in life. It would be my honor to be asked to be a part of this walk with you. If you are inquisitive, ready and willing to look at your life, your thoughts, choices and actions and make steps forward, then I am the person for you. I work with individuals, and couples and have a great deal of experience with men's and women's issues. I am grateful, caring, mindful, supportive, soulful, kind, compassionate and strong.
(307) 241-3136 View (307) 241-3136
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Lindsey (Lp) Curtis-Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laramie, WY 82070
Hello! My name is LP (they/she). I work out of a strengths-based, trauma-informed, sex-positive, anti-oppression, LGBTQIA+ affirming feministic focus. I am skilled in a variety of different evidence-based treatment modalities and pick which modality to use with a client based on a your specific needs. I primarily utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and EMDR with the majority of my clients. My goal is for every client to have access to safe and affirming quality therapeutic care, despite your level of income or transportation abilities. My age of focus is 12 and above.
Hello! My name is LP (they/she). I work out of a strengths-based, trauma-informed, sex-positive, anti-oppression, LGBTQIA+ affirming feministic focus. I am skilled in a variety of different evidence-based treatment modalities and pick which modality to use with a client based on a your specific needs. I primarily utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and EMDR with the majority of my clients. My goal is for every client to have access to safe and affirming quality therapeutic care, despite your level of income or transportation abilities. My age of focus is 12 and above.
(307) 323-3878 View (307) 323-3878
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Madison Harlow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Finding someone you can talk to can be challenging, especially if you like to be the one supporting everyone else. Asking for help and taking the leap of being open and vulnerable can seem scary and frustrating. I see you, and I hear you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that works in the Cheyenne area and virtually for Colorado. I work with adults on a variety of issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. As a previous teacher and middle school counselor, I also have a passion for working with children and adolescence.
Finding someone you can talk to can be challenging, especially if you like to be the one supporting everyone else. Asking for help and taking the leap of being open and vulnerable can seem scary and frustrating. I see you, and I hear you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that works in the Cheyenne area and virtually for Colorado. I work with adults on a variety of issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. As a previous teacher and middle school counselor, I also have a passion for working with children and adolescence.
(307) 317-1510 View (307) 317-1510
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Adelaide Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
I am Adelaide Wilson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I use several approaches to therapy and decide with my clients which may be the best option. I am passionate about helping adults: individuals and couples become the best versions of themselves when they address the unique challenges life gives. I specialize in addiction: to alcohol, drugs, or gambling, loss and grief, and working through life transitions. I work with adults: individuals and couples. I treat issues related to stress, addiction, loss/grief, depression, trauma, communication, relationship concerns, anxiety, life transitions, and work/job-related issues.
I am Adelaide Wilson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I use several approaches to therapy and decide with my clients which may be the best option. I am passionate about helping adults: individuals and couples become the best versions of themselves when they address the unique challenges life gives. I specialize in addiction: to alcohol, drugs, or gambling, loss and grief, and working through life transitions. I work with adults: individuals and couples. I treat issues related to stress, addiction, loss/grief, depression, trauma, communication, relationship concerns, anxiety, life transitions, and work/job-related issues.
(307) 392-5984 View (307) 392-5984
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Daniel Everett Farrer
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Coun
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Casper, WY 82601
Life is down right difficult, plain and simple. One of the most courageous things you can do is take responsibility for your life, and face the pain that comes with it. My ideal client is someone that is feeling lost and overwhelmed with life. Someone who is ready, but unsure how to face these difficulties. This can include relationship difficulties, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety etc. True healing occurs when you allow yourself to experience and express your emotions. Being a therapist is an absolute privilege and I love being able to help people live authentically. I would be honored to help you.
Life is down right difficult, plain and simple. One of the most courageous things you can do is take responsibility for your life, and face the pain that comes with it. My ideal client is someone that is feeling lost and overwhelmed with life. Someone who is ready, but unsure how to face these difficulties. This can include relationship difficulties, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety etc. True healing occurs when you allow yourself to experience and express your emotions. Being a therapist is an absolute privilege and I love being able to help people live authentically. I would be honored to help you.
(307) 227-2445 View (307) 227-2445
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Tammy L Michael
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Casper, WY 82601
I am a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about working with individuals/families struggling with emotional well-being. Dealing with mental health issues can be challenging. It is my aspiration that you allow me to come along side you through this journey. I have experience working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, intervening with patients of all ages. My clinical practice includes intervention with depression, anxiety, anger, SPMI patients, crisis intervention, substance abuse, suicidal/homicidal ideations, self-harming, domestic violence, and personality disorders. I am also EMDR trained and work with CPTSD
I am a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about working with individuals/families struggling with emotional well-being. Dealing with mental health issues can be challenging. It is my aspiration that you allow me to come along side you through this journey. I have experience working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, intervening with patients of all ages. My clinical practice includes intervention with depression, anxiety, anger, SPMI patients, crisis intervention, substance abuse, suicidal/homicidal ideations, self-harming, domestic violence, and personality disorders. I am also EMDR trained and work with CPTSD
(307) 240-5033 View (307) 240-5033
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Dr. Royce Fitts
Marriage & Family Therapist, D Min, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82072  (Online Only)
Holistic & Spiritual Counseling & Dream Work. Relationship conflicts and pain? Grief and sorrow in your heart? Disturbing, crazy, scary dreams? Anxiety, depression, loneliness, trauma? You don't have to go it alone! You may be emotionally/spiritually exhausted, wounded by rigid religion and fundamentalism. You may carry anguish about your inner self, the awful voices of shame, guilt, helplessness. Our outer world of war, violence, racism, homophobia, environmental destruction is often despairing! Let's work together for your courageous authenticity, to heal your inner and outer worlds, a life filled with healing, meaning and joy.
Holistic & Spiritual Counseling & Dream Work. Relationship conflicts and pain? Grief and sorrow in your heart? Disturbing, crazy, scary dreams? Anxiety, depression, loneliness, trauma? You don't have to go it alone! You may be emotionally/spiritually exhausted, wounded by rigid religion and fundamentalism. You may carry anguish about your inner self, the awful voices of shame, guilt, helplessness. Our outer world of war, violence, racism, homophobia, environmental destruction is often despairing! Let's work together for your courageous authenticity, to heal your inner and outer worlds, a life filled with healing, meaning and joy.
(720) 702-4463 View (720) 702-4463

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Number of Therapists in Platte County, WY

< 10

Therapists in Platte County, WY who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
86% Depression
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
71% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
80% Aetna

How Therapists in Platte County, WY see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Platte County?

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.