How to reduce cost of therapy

According to a therapist listing service, an hour-long session of therapy can cost anywhere between $65 per hour to $250 or more.  In most areas of the country, a person can expect to pay $100 to $200 per session.  For severe mental health conditions, the cost of treatment can be even higher. 


A recent changing dynamic is the use and expansion of telehealth and teletherapy services that cost less and are more accessible than traditional in-person therapy.  Prices for online therapy can range from $60 to $90 per week for therapy via text, voice call or video chat.  


The main reason for this expansion is the emergency legislation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that waived many of the existing restrictions for providing therapy digitally, including the ability for mental health professionals to practice across state lines.  It’s unclear whether these waivers will remain in place when the pandemic ends and whether Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurers will continue to cover these services in the long term.


One of the ways that people can reduce the cost of therapy is by actively implementing practical solutions to mental health problems in their everyday life.  With a solution-oriented approach, people can develop new coping habits to deal with problems as they occur and reduce dependence on outside help.  New coping habits create new neural pathways in the brain.  They enable people to solve problems faster and be more resilient and self-reliant.




Step 1: Identify and understand the precise root cause of the mental health problem.  

Through simple self-examination, uncover the assumptions that underpin thoughts in respect of the problem.  The awareness of the root cause significantly reduces the time it takes to solve the problem.


Step 2: Adopt an evidence-based solution to address the root cause.  

Evidence-based solutions are created through meticulous research and development involving thousands of peers and people with lived experience.  An individual or couple can start implementing these solutions immediately without waiting for the therapy session.  They can decide which actions are needed based on the prescribed solution and put together an action plan.


Step 3: Seek help from the therapist to overcome any hurdles while implementing the action plan.  

The therapist can teach new skills to improve self-esteem and satisfy personal emotional needs.  Practicing these skills daily will provide higher emotional stability and reduce the need for outside help.


The core belief of Mind Tigers is that every person will face mental health problems at some point in life.  Instead of spending time on costly assessments and prolonged treatment methodologies, Mind Tigers focuses on building new skills that quickly and easily solve the root cause of the problem when it occurs.  This reduces dependence on outside help and saves out-of-pocket costs.  Through daily implementation of practical evidence-based solutions, people will boost mental fitness independently.


Mind Tigers’ solutions are easy to implement and affordable (cheaper than dinner at a restaurant).  All Mind Tigers solutions were created through meticulous research and development involving thousands of peers and people with lived experience.


Start your root cause analysis today.