Therapists Improve and Transform People’s Lives

Anurag Sharma
Anurag Sharma

Updated · Sep 28, 2023

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According to Therapist Statistics, the therapists market is a growing industry with a rising demand for mental health services and an expanding range of therapeutic approaches.

Number of Therapists in the U.S.

  • There are more than 192,497 therapists are currently employed in the United States.
  • There are 75.6% of therapists are women.
  • 24.4% of therapists are men.
  • 81% of therapists are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Prevalence of Mental Illness Statistics

Mental illness is the most common problem among people worldwide. Some age groups experience more mental illness than others. It is estimated that the number of women suffering from mental illness is more than men. In the United States, the prevalence of mental illness in the past year is more common among females than males.

  • 44.7 million Americans struggled with mental illness in the year 2022.
  • In 2021, 1.2% of US men received mental health treatment or counseling.
  • Of the majority of US adults not receiving mental health services, a total of 43% could not afford the cost of treatment.
  • In 2020, there were 12,275 registered mental health treatment facilities in the US, within those, 9,634 were less than 24-hour outpatient facilities while 1,806 facilities were 24-hour inpatient facilities.
  • Around 27% of females reported some type of mental illness in the year 2022 as compared to 18% of males.
  • Around 8.1% of female respondents and 7.2% of male respondents in the United States reported having suffered from co-occurring mental illness and substance disorder in the past year 2022.

The United States Mental Health Issues Statistics

Mental health issues are much like other health issues that can be mild but can also be life-altering, affecting the emotional, social, and psychological well-being of the person. The common type of illness includes mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders.

  • In 2022, it was estimated that around 34% of those in the US aged 18-25 years suffered from some form of mental illness.
  • 28% of those aged 26-49 years suffered from some form of mental illness.

How common is depression in the United States?

  • Depression is one of the most common disorders in the United States.
  • Around 8.3% of US adults reported a major depressive episode in the last year 2022.
  • 75% of women aged 18-20 reported major depressive episodes in 2022 compared to 8.6% of women aged 40-44 years.
  • Around 32% of those in the US with a major depressive episode in the past year had serious thoughts of suicide compared to just 2% of those who did not have any major depressive episode.

Mental Health Treatment in the United States Statistics

Treatment of mental health issues can come in many different forms and depend on the type of issues and severity of disorders. The common treatment methods include behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, and support groups.

  • In 2021, around 50% of respondents in the United States with a major depressive episode reported they received treatment from a general family doctor.
  • 43% of adults in the United States reported that they do not receive mental health services.
  • 35% of adults said that they did not know where to go for such services.

The Types of Companies Therapists Work in Statistics

  • 5% of therapists work in the education sector.
  • 8% of therapists work in the public sector.
  • 81% of therapists work in the private sector.
  • 7% of therapists work in the government sector.
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Marriage and Family Therapist Statistics

  • There are more than 120,431 marriage and family therapists currently employed in the United States.
  • 75.7% of marriage and family therapists are women.
  • 24.3% of therapists are men.
  • The average age of family and marriage therapists is 40 years old.
  • Marriage and family therapists made a median salary of USD 49,880 in 2021.
  • 49% of individuals reported that they go to counseling with their partner.
  • 52% of individuals had never tried marriage counseling.

(Source: couplesacademy)


Physical Therapists Statistics

  • There are 312,716 licensed physical therapists in the US.
  • There are currently 38,800 physical therapy clinics in the US.
  • The salary of the average physical therapist is USD 95,620.
  • Globally there are 1,600,606 registered physical therapists.
  • The US physical therapy industry was valued at USD 46.4 billion in 2022 and the industry is driving with a CAGR of 3.4%.
  • Over 300 million physical therapy sessions are estimated to be carried out each year in the US.
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Depressive Disorders Worldwide Statistics

  • The revenue in the depressive disorder segment is projected to reach USD 11.97 billion in 2023.
  • The revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2023-2027) of 1.91%, and the market is expected to grow at a revenue of USD 12.91 billion by 2027.
  • Most of the revenue is generated in the United States. (USD 6,314.0 million in 2023).

Psychotic Disorders Worldwide Statistics

Psychotic disorders are severe mental health disorders that cause changes in a person’s way of thinking. The market values represent the revenue generated.

  • The psychotic disorder segment accounted for revenue of USD 3.65 billion in 2023.
  • The revenue is expected to show a CAGR of 0.77%.
  • The market is expected to reach USD 3.76 billion in 2027.
  • Most of the revenue was generated in the United States which is about USD 2,289.0 million in 2023.

Anxiety-Related Sleep Disorder Statistics

  • The revenue of the anxiety-related sleep disorder segment is expected to reach USD 4.47 billion in 2023.
  • Revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 0.37%.
  • The revenue is expected to reach USD 4.54 billion by 2027.
  • In global comparison, most of the revenue was generated in the United States of USD 2,843 million in 2023.

Impact of COVID-19 on Therapists- Key Statistics

The pandemic has caused a surge in mental health issues including anxiety, and depression. And post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The therapists had adopted their educational and professional development to meet the changing needs of clients.

  • 19.7% of individuals were suffering from anxiety.
  • 14.2% of individuals have a sleep disorder.
  • 13.7% of individuals have high-stress issues.
  • 4.2% of individuals were suffering from eating disorders.
  • 13% of Americans began using substances to deal with pandemic-related stress.
  • Before COVID-19, less than 40% of therapists used telehealth.
  • According to the American Psychological Association, 74% of psychologists reported that the demand for a therapist increased during the pandemic.
  • 91% of psychologists switched to teletherapy during the pandemic.
  • 63% of therapists reported a decline in income during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 60% of psychologists reported that client anxiety increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 56% of therapists reported that depression among the clients increased during the crisis.
  • The high percentage of adults experienced mental illness was 23% in Australia, 26% in Canada, 24% in France, 23% in New Zealand, 26% in the United Kingdom, and 33% in the United States.
  • The lower rate of mental illness is 14% in the Netherlands, 10% in Norway, and 18% in Sweden.
  • A WHO survey in the second quarter of 2020 found that more than 60% of countries worldwide reported disruption in mental health services.
  • In 2020, 14% of community mental health centers have been closed.
  • 12 million individuals in the United States were delivering psychiatric care virtually.
  • In August 2020, 9.2% of surveyed adults in the United States reported needing counseling therapy.
  • 4.3% of adults reported that they do not get counseling therapy.

(Source: American Psychological Association)

Anurag Sharma

Anurag Sharma

He has been helping in business of varied scales, with key strategic decisions. He is a specialist in healthcare, medical devices, and life-science, and has accurately predicted the trends in the market. Anurag is a fervent traveller, and is passionate in exploring untouched places and locations. In his free time, he loves to introspect and plan ahead.