How Much Does Therapy Cost?


Psychologist taking notes during couple counseling session

One of the biggest obstacles for people who seek mental health counseling or therapy is the perception of cost. According to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 45 percent of the study group cited cost as a barrier to seeking mental health services. Many do not know that you do not need insurance for treatment with a mental health counselor or therapist, and many practitioners, like Mindful Healing, offer services at a sliding scale based on your income.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

According to the Affordable Care Act, all insurance plans must include coverage for mental health services. This means most people with health insurance have some form of mental health benefits. This also means that you might be required to choose a therapist within your providers network. Your insurance may require other criteria for treatment, like providing a diagnosis, paying a deductible, or a referral for treatment.

How Much Does Therapy Cost?

Fees differ based on geographic location and levels of training. Most therapists charge per session, which each session lasting anywhere from 45-55 minutes. Therapy in New York can cost upwards of $300-$400 a session. Portland pricing is a lot cheaper and at Mindful Healing we work on a sliding scale. Call us at (503) 878-8588 for pricing and scheduling.

Affordable Therapy and Counseling

Therapy and mental health counseling is affordable, and you do not need insurance to get treatment. In fact, at Mindful Healing Portland, LLC, we accept clients on a sliding scale based on your budget and your needs. Part of our mission is to provide high-quality care without adding undue financial stress to our clients. We are currently accepting clients for our sliding scale rates.


If you live in Portland or the Portland area and want information or help with Anxiety Disorder and/or Depression,