Guide to Therapist Headshots

Getting a superb headshot is one of the first steps in establishing online trust with potential clients.

Clients seeking therapy want to see that their future provider is kind, happy, and trustworthy – especially if they’ve had a lousy therapist experience in the past.


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What Are Therapist Headshots?

Therapist headshots are professional headshots typically used for a therapist’s website, business cards, LinkedIn profiles, and professional directories such as

The most popular place for headshots for a therapist is on their business website and directories.

The professionalism, warmth, and expertise of the topic are all highlighted in good therapist headshots. Getting a superb headshot is one of the first steps in establishing online trust with potential clients.

Clients seeking therapy want to see that their future provider is kind, happy, and trustworthy.

Headshots for Therapists

A quality therapist portrait humanizes you and makes you more approachable.

Why is it Important for Therapists to Have a Great Headshot?

People are increasingly using their phones to view counseling profiles and using the therapist’s headshot to assist them decide who to reach out to.

On the front page of any search, there is a very small amount of information provided. As people scroll by, you want to make the most of that window of opportunity.

The first thing potential client will do, when searching for a therapist, is take a look at your headshot.

Your prospective clients are coming to you about extremely personal matters. They’re looking for someone they can rely on and trust. They need to know you are personable and dependable.

What Makes a Good Therapist Headshot?

A great headshot reflects your professionalism as well as your personality. You’ll want to demonstrate that your clients are in safe hands.

As a result, it’s critical to think about your photo’s settings, pose, and attire. What image do they have of you as a therapist? Are they a good indicator of how dedicated you are about serving your clients? What is the message your headshot sends to the client?


  • Build a strong website
  • Advertise your business
  • Add visual appeal to your blog posts and newsletters
  • Update your social media
  • Add images to your online or print articles
  • Update your business cards
Headshots for Therapists
Headshots for Therapists

Preparing to Take a Perfect Therapist Headshot

Before your headshot session, ensure you’re well-rested, hydrated and allow for plenty of time to get ready. You’ll also want to pick out an outfit or two. Think comfort, and think layers. There is a changing area with mirrors for your outfits. If your clothes need it, a quick ironing goes a long way for your headshot.

Consider getting a professional haircut or style and light makeup to enhance your features. If you are not used to a makeup and hair routine, consider giving yourself a few minutes to apply foundation and a quick style.

Choosing the Right Therapist Headshot Background

The background of a therapist headshot should be inviting with an office environment or a simple and clean background. Giving a sense of place can go a long way for a therapist headshot background.

In our studio we photograph with a white background for most of our headshots, but depending on the client’s needs, we can desaturate the background, add a gradient, or change the color completely. Additionally we can set up an office background with furniture and plants to create an existing space.

    Natural Light Indoor Headshot
    Headshots for Therapists
    Headshots for Therapists

    How Much do Therapist Headshots Cost?

    Professional Therapist headshot pricing starts at $325, depending on factors like location and number of photos needed.

    All packages include
      Session time
      Studio rental
      Number of high resolution fully edited photos delivered to you in an easy online gallery

    Pricing is based on the amount of time used to photograph in a session, which determines how many images you will have to view and select from in the proof gallery. The amount of final retouched photos received in the package. You will receive final high-resolution retouched images in multiple crops and file formats for easy use.

    To book a session, a 50% deposit is required. Payments can be made through Square, Paypal or check.

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    Have a more than one provider?

    We offer special group headshot pricing for group sessions.

    Group headshot sessions start at $240 per person for a group of two minimum. The more individual sessions pergroup, the cheaper the price per person is.

    Minimum two group members required for group pricing.
    Add a group photo for $55.

    All Pricing Includes:

    1. Group photography individual sessions (5-10 minute each)
    2. Proof gallery for selecting
    3. 1 final retouched photo in two file formats for print and web
    4. Image usage rights
    5. Includes Studio Rental

    Don’t just take our word for it.
    Read what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “Erica was professional, knowledgeable, warm and personable. It was clear she’s had a lot of experience with lighting, backgrounds, and helping me poses while also including my own ideas. She was timely in getting back to me the proofs and included her own suggestions of which her shots were her own favorite. I was very satisfied.”

    Guy B.


    “Loved working with Erica. Super-friendly, skilled and communicative. Highly recommended!”

    Craig P.


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