The cost of a standard session (45-55 minutes) of talk therapy with a psychiatrist is between $80 and $100, as reported by Clear Health Costs. A session's cost varies with location and could cost up to $300 on the high end of the spectrum and $60 on the low end.
Clear Health Costs suggests several ways to save money on the cost of a talk therapy session. One suggestion is to inquire about discounted rates that may be offered to patients who are self-pay and/or have limited resources. Another suggestion is to work out a payment plan with the psychiatrist's office. An additional possibility is to utilize psychiatry services at community mental health agencies or university clinics where services are usually available at less expensive rates.