How much is mental health therapy?

The Average Cost of Psychotherapy in the U.S. ranges between $120 - $250, depending on the therapist and their experience level. The therapy process is done through open communication and skill development with a qualified mental health professional who helps resolve symptoms and sources of mental disorders or distress. Some mental health providers avoid the hassle of filing insurance claims altogether, which means they don't accept insurance, even if you have it.

Asking your primary care doctor for a referral to in-network mental health providers is a good starting point for finding a therapist. Therapy can be much less expensive if you use your insurance. Be sure to ask about the copay cost before booking a therapist. 

If you live in a large metropolitan area, expect to pay more, says Gray Otis, a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Utah. If you have health insurance, call your insurance provider to find out if it covers mental health services. They may also need to meet other criteria, such as having a mental health diagnosis, meeting a deductible, or getting a referral for treatment.

Try calling your insurer to ask about mental health coverage and to get a list of in-network providers. In addition, a counselor is someone who can help treat and provide information about various mental health conditions. Therapy is a form of health care that helps people overcome mental disorders and problem behaviors. Most health insurance plans must cover mental health services, but finding in-network care can be difficult.

These services are intended to help with any problem that affects your mental or emotional health and, therefore, your work performance. For example, a psychiatrist is a doctor qualified to treat psychological and physical symptoms related to mental health conditions. Many colleges and universities with mental health professional programs may have doctors in training who offer reduced rates. But there are many different types of mental health treatments and countless professionals who provide counseling through online therapy services.

You may be able to count treatment for your deductibles or get help with out-of-pocket costs to cover mental health care. Always ask your insurance representative for details. Contact us if you need more info! 

Diana Anzaldua
Diana Anzaldua

Diana Anzaldua, LCSW - S, TYCT, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher in Central Texas. As the founder and owner of Austin Trauma Therapy Center, she teaches clients new skills for coping and adapting to the daily stresses of life so they can live the life they imagined by connecting them to their true authentic selves. Diana has been featured in industry magazines & websites such as Bustle, Hello Giggles, Yahoo, PBS, Allure, and more. Diana started this website to help answer FAQs for people interested in learning more about therapy around the world!