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Therapy Essentials

How to Choose a Therapist: A Step-by-Step Guide

Choosing a therapist should not feel like throwing a dart at a dart board. We give you the steps you need to follow and tell you how to know when a therapist is just right for YOU.

Look up a Therapist's License - A State-by-State Guide

Before you see a therapist you must check their license is valid and does not have disciplinary actions against them. Get the resources you need for your state....

How Much Does Therapy Cost?

If you are paying out-of-pocket, therapy costs between $60 and $150 per session. BUT, if you use your insurance your cost can be much lower. We give you the full run-down including ways you may qualify for low-cost or even free therapy.

Ten Scary Myths About Therapy

Does it mean I am weak? Am I flawed? Is it impossibly expensive? Does it really work?

How Do I Check a Therapist's Background?

The five steps are: check their license, look up their profile, read online reviews, do a phone interview and finally do trial sessions. We give you the low-down on how to get it done.

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Quick Start: Tell Us a Little About Yourself and Get Matched With an Online Therapist Right for You

Take a quick quiz about your preferences and needs and get matched to a therapist in as little as 48 hours. Convenient and affordable online therapy from BetterHelp (a sponsor).

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Hidden Gems: Non-Profit Counseling

Community Clinics: Our Guide to These Hidden Gems.
When is a Less Experienced Therapist Better?
University Counseling Centers: Not Just for Students
Faith-Based Counseling Centers. Are They Right for Me?

State-Funded Counseling

Do You Qualify for State Funded Counseling? Read Our State-By-State Guide To Find Out

You will be surprised how many people qualify for state-funded help.

Does Medicaid Cover Therapy? Tips to Find a Covered Provider

Does Medicare Cover Therapy? Tips to Find a Covered Provider

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Suicide & Crisis

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