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Jingbo Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
Many are on a journey to find themselves, and this journey can be difficult and arduous. Especially when growing up in homes without feelings of safety and security. Many children have never received the message that they are true miracles. I am here to help you restore your inner peace, face your challenges, accept who you truly are, and to help heal internal wounds. If you are on this journey, you are not alone. You do not have to forget about your past, but together, I would like to help you heal from your past and move forward.
Many are on a journey to find themselves, and this journey can be difficult and arduous. Especially when growing up in homes without feelings of safety and security. Many children have never received the message that they are true miracles. I am here to help you restore your inner peace, face your challenges, accept who you truly are, and to help heal internal wounds. If you are on this journey, you are not alone. You do not have to forget about your past, but together, I would like to help you heal from your past and move forward.
(310) 294-8701 View (310) 294-8701
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Sylvia J Sandler, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
Of all human experience, nothing can fully prepare one for the pain of grief and loss. Perhaps you are grieving the loss of an important relationship, the end of a meaningful career, loss of employment, a miscarriage(s), the sudden death of someone close, losses due to COVID-19, loss of sense of self, or loss related to life cycle transitions. Maybe you are grieving a suicidal loss. If this resonates with your circumstances, I invite you to explore as well as honor your emotions. Please contact me if you would like greater processing, adjusting, and acceptance in your life to help increase your sense of agency.
Of all human experience, nothing can fully prepare one for the pain of grief and loss. Perhaps you are grieving the loss of an important relationship, the end of a meaningful career, loss of employment, a miscarriage(s), the sudden death of someone close, losses due to COVID-19, loss of sense of self, or loss related to life cycle transitions. Maybe you are grieving a suicidal loss. If this resonates with your circumstances, I invite you to explore as well as honor your emotions. Please contact me if you would like greater processing, adjusting, and acceptance in your life to help increase your sense of agency.
(310) 987-4283 View (310) 987-4283
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Terri Doby-Nimmers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
I am an Associate in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. I have worked in both the university setting and in Intensive Outpatient Programs. I have a passion for individual therapy, couples, young adults, and working with those who are ready to start or continue their therapeutic journey. I hope for you to be able to share this part of your journey with me in a safe space, without judgement. I want you to be yourself with me as we dive deeper into your areas of concern.
I am an Associate in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. I have worked in both the university setting and in Intensive Outpatient Programs. I have a passion for individual therapy, couples, young adults, and working with those who are ready to start or continue their therapeutic journey. I hope for you to be able to share this part of your journey with me in a safe space, without judgement. I want you to be yourself with me as we dive deeper into your areas of concern.
(310) 496-3346 View (310) 496-3346
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Helen Sohn-Hood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
Are you a person of color, in your 20s -40s? Culture can affect personality and how you behave and the types of people you're attracted to. I help people with anxiety, depressive thoughts and relationships. New Client rate for Individual sessions, first month $80/50mins. If you are in a relationship struggling with repetitive negative fights and unresolved issues, counseling can help couples learn new communication skills and understandings of attachment styles and how it affects your relationship. I'm offering a new couples session rate of 150$/ 50mins. via Zoom.
Are you a person of color, in your 20s -40s? Culture can affect personality and how you behave and the types of people you're attracted to. I help people with anxiety, depressive thoughts and relationships. New Client rate for Individual sessions, first month $80/50mins. If you are in a relationship struggling with repetitive negative fights and unresolved issues, counseling can help couples learn new communication skills and understandings of attachment styles and how it affects your relationship. I'm offering a new couples session rate of 150$/ 50mins. via Zoom.
(213) 817-5179 View (213) 817-5179
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Wendy Jaffa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys helping individuals find their path of joy by understanding the past, finding their voice in the present, and mapping out hope for the future. I can help you develop coping skills when facing unexpected and demanding situations so that you are able to move forward on your own path and at your own pace. Whether it’s adjusting to a new job or relationship, grieving the loss of a loved one, or managing life’s anxiety, I strongly believe that everyone has the ability to heal, grow and move forward.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys helping individuals find their path of joy by understanding the past, finding their voice in the present, and mapping out hope for the future. I can help you develop coping skills when facing unexpected and demanding situations so that you are able to move forward on your own path and at your own pace. Whether it’s adjusting to a new job or relationship, grieving the loss of a loved one, or managing life’s anxiety, I strongly believe that everyone has the ability to heal, grow and move forward.
(310) 740-9134 View (310) 740-9134
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Christina A Castro
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
You feel broken and unlovable. You feel disconnected from yourself and your life. You have past experiences that you try to forget and you tell yourself that the past does not affect you- but that's not the truth. The truth is, you feel deep pain, hurt, and maybe shame and you are tired of pretending that you're fine. You just wake up and go through the same motions over and over again. Maybe things look great on the outside but on the inside you are struggling to feel anything or you are feeling everything all at once. Let me help you. I will guide you and support you as you process the past so that you can enjoy the present.
You feel broken and unlovable. You feel disconnected from yourself and your life. You have past experiences that you try to forget and you tell yourself that the past does not affect you- but that's not the truth. The truth is, you feel deep pain, hurt, and maybe shame and you are tired of pretending that you're fine. You just wake up and go through the same motions over and over again. Maybe things look great on the outside but on the inside you are struggling to feel anything or you are feeling everything all at once. Let me help you. I will guide you and support you as you process the past so that you can enjoy the present.
(424) 378-0939 View (424) 378-0939
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Ahra (Esther) Ko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is often sought after a major life transition or stressor. However, there are myriad benefits to seeking support in the process of change or uncertainty. Perhaps you've noticed a shift in your mood, sleep, or appetite, or you've found yourself feeling tired and overwhelmed. If you wait until these symptoms exacerbate, they may compound with other complex issues that can become more difficult to resolve. Early intervention is essential.
Therapy is often sought after a major life transition or stressor. However, there are myriad benefits to seeking support in the process of change or uncertainty. Perhaps you've noticed a shift in your mood, sleep, or appetite, or you've found yourself feeling tired and overwhelmed. If you wait until these symptoms exacerbate, they may compound with other complex issues that can become more difficult to resolve. Early intervention is essential.
(213) 375-1716 View (213) 375-1716
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Ladd Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Let's face it. Men HATE talking about their feelings. Really hate it. They would rather have a root canal. Women spend their whole lives sharing their thoughts and feelings, but that is not true for men. Just the opposite. I understand what a challenge it is for your husband or boyfriend to open up and express their feelings. I help guys like me talk about their feelings to increase emotional intimacy, decrease conflict and improve their relationships with their girlfriends or wives. My mission is to HELP COUPLES HEAL.
Let's face it. Men HATE talking about their feelings. Really hate it. They would rather have a root canal. Women spend their whole lives sharing their thoughts and feelings, but that is not true for men. Just the opposite. I understand what a challenge it is for your husband or boyfriend to open up and express their feelings. I help guys like me talk about their feelings to increase emotional intimacy, decrease conflict and improve their relationships with their girlfriends or wives. My mission is to HELP COUPLES HEAL.
(323) 531-5948 View (323) 531-5948
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Sunshine Harding | Trauma And Addiction Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Finding a therapist can feel dark, and you are looking for some light at the end of the tunnel. My name is Sunshine and I am the therapist that brings personality, vibrance, and radical genuineness to all my sessions. Typically, I help those who have experienced long-standing trauma, those who numbed their pain through substances or self-harm, or people who have experienced racial trauma. Instead of feeling misunderstood, you need a place to be seen authentically. I am the therapist who will hold space for your emotions and motivate you to believe things will improve.
Finding a therapist can feel dark, and you are looking for some light at the end of the tunnel. My name is Sunshine and I am the therapist that brings personality, vibrance, and radical genuineness to all my sessions. Typically, I help those who have experienced long-standing trauma, those who numbed their pain through substances or self-harm, or people who have experienced racial trauma. Instead of feeling misunderstood, you need a place to be seen authentically. I am the therapist who will hold space for your emotions and motivate you to believe things will improve.
(310) 362-5712 View (310) 362-5712
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Siri Sat Nam
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010
My ideal client is one who is ready to do the work! Yes, if we do the work then life becomes an opportunity to love, live, and live life. One of my former clients who just happened to have been an Emmy and Tony award winner stated, "Siri has the formula." I have humbly bowed my head at the feet of several masters. Now is the time when I am being called to lovingly share what I have learned as I hopefully elevate others in the process.
My ideal client is one who is ready to do the work! Yes, if we do the work then life becomes an opportunity to love, live, and live life. One of my former clients who just happened to have been an Emmy and Tony award winner stated, "Siri has the formula." I have humbly bowed my head at the feet of several masters. Now is the time when I am being called to lovingly share what I have learned as I hopefully elevate others in the process.
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Anna Stookey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
We are all seeking peace in one form or another: in our relationships, with ourselves, or in our life choices. Past experiences, trauma, grief & loss, and current conflict or illness can make it hard to feel who you really are and what you want. I am here to listen & reflect your truth, and to help you find and create a life that matters to you. Through empathic conversations, enlivening and reflective exercises, and mindful awareness of yourself and your body, we help you cultivate a felt sense of ease and safety that isn’t just intellectual, so you can live your most awake, consciously-chosen life and relationships.
We are all seeking peace in one form or another: in our relationships, with ourselves, or in our life choices. Past experiences, trauma, grief & loss, and current conflict or illness can make it hard to feel who you really are and what you want. I am here to listen & reflect your truth, and to help you find and create a life that matters to you. Through empathic conversations, enlivening and reflective exercises, and mindful awareness of yourself and your body, we help you cultivate a felt sense of ease and safety that isn’t just intellectual, so you can live your most awake, consciously-chosen life and relationships.
(323) 431-9717 View (323) 431-9717
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Katie Lin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Hi I am Katie ! Throughout my life I've been driven by a fierce commitment to fostering positive transformations in diverse communities, advocating tirelessly for equal access to mental health resources and support. Guided by an unwavering desire to empower individuals to cultivate emotional resilience amid life's challenges, I've dedicated myself to creating safe havens where people can authentically explore their experiences.
Hi I am Katie ! Throughout my life I've been driven by a fierce commitment to fostering positive transformations in diverse communities, advocating tirelessly for equal access to mental health resources and support. Guided by an unwavering desire to empower individuals to cultivate emotional resilience amid life's challenges, I've dedicated myself to creating safe havens where people can authentically explore their experiences.
(213) 668-5517 View (213) 668-5517
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Carolina Louis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy focuses on establishing a warm, trusting relationship with my clients to help us explore deep personal issues. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictive behaviors, co-dependency, and life transitions. In my approach I use psycho-dynamic and solution-focused approaches to help dislodge old behavioral patterns and emphasize the importance of how our previous relationships impact our present. In therapy we will look to find meaning in our present-day challenges, experiment with new ways of thinking and seek resolution.
My approach to therapy focuses on establishing a warm, trusting relationship with my clients to help us explore deep personal issues. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictive behaviors, co-dependency, and life transitions. In my approach I use psycho-dynamic and solution-focused approaches to help dislodge old behavioral patterns and emphasize the importance of how our previous relationships impact our present. In therapy we will look to find meaning in our present-day challenges, experiment with new ways of thinking and seek resolution.
(562) 210-0269 View (562) 210-0269
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Melissa Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Hi I'm Melissa! As a associate clinical social worker, I dive deep into understanding how family dynamics and societal influences intersect with an individual's mental well-being. My journey involves aiding adults and teens battle with substance addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, and family discord across diverse treatment settings from outpatient to residential care. I thrive on navigating clients through crises and pivotal life transitions.
Hi I'm Melissa! As a associate clinical social worker, I dive deep into understanding how family dynamics and societal influences intersect with an individual's mental well-being. My journey involves aiding adults and teens battle with substance addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, and family discord across diverse treatment settings from outpatient to residential care. I thrive on navigating clients through crises and pivotal life transitions.
(213) 645-2837 View (213) 645-2837
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Ju Hea Park
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
Is your anxiety disrupting your day to day life? Are you struggling with work, relationships, adjustment to life transitions, or cultural pressures? You may be struggling now, but you can live an authentic life beyond the struggle. You can learn to alleviate confusion and pain. You deserve a safe space to feel and express without inhibition. You deserve to feel heard and seen without fear of judgment and shame.
Is your anxiety disrupting your day to day life? Are you struggling with work, relationships, adjustment to life transitions, or cultural pressures? You may be struggling now, but you can live an authentic life beyond the struggle. You can learn to alleviate confusion and pain. You deserve a safe space to feel and express without inhibition. You deserve to feel heard and seen without fear of judgment and shame.
(323) 312-3640 View (323) 312-3640
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Helen Land
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
If you have difficulty forgiving yourself for what you have done, said, or failed to say have relationship conflict, feel depressed, anxious, or have trauma, you need a therapist who is empathetic, knowledgeable, and experienced. In my many years practicing I've had the pleasure of teaching, writing, and helping individuals, couples, and families with vastly different problems. As everyone is different, I adapt to your particular needs. I listen and I partner with you to accomplish what works best for you as I know a wide array of treatment approaches. In fact, I have taught them. I have a very broad knowledge base to draw upon.
If you have difficulty forgiving yourself for what you have done, said, or failed to say have relationship conflict, feel depressed, anxious, or have trauma, you need a therapist who is empathetic, knowledgeable, and experienced. In my many years practicing I've had the pleasure of teaching, writing, and helping individuals, couples, and families with vastly different problems. As everyone is different, I adapt to your particular needs. I listen and I partner with you to accomplish what works best for you as I know a wide array of treatment approaches. In fact, I have taught them. I have a very broad knowledge base to draw upon.
(323) 271-4629 View (323) 271-4629
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Fox Eros
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
My name is Fox and I am an inclusive, queer, 2slgbtqia+ affirmative Therapist. I’m a loving incandescent BIPOC femme and my nature is deeply empathetic and passionately curious - and still... I will gently challenge you with questions that have kept you stuck. I have a deep passion for working with people on trauma, identity, intimacy, loss, communication, self-worth, shame, sex, life stress and gender discovery. I’m Certified in both Sex Therapy and CNM / ENM, specifically polyamory — and trauma informed. I work with all relationships: monogamy, opening up, open relationships, consensual non-monogamy; polyamory and kink / BDSM.
My name is Fox and I am an inclusive, queer, 2slgbtqia+ affirmative Therapist. I’m a loving incandescent BIPOC femme and my nature is deeply empathetic and passionately curious - and still... I will gently challenge you with questions that have kept you stuck. I have a deep passion for working with people on trauma, identity, intimacy, loss, communication, self-worth, shame, sex, life stress and gender discovery. I’m Certified in both Sex Therapy and CNM / ENM, specifically polyamory — and trauma informed. I work with all relationships: monogamy, opening up, open relationships, consensual non-monogamy; polyamory and kink / BDSM.
(310) 933-4091 View (310) 933-4091
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Shahnoor Khan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010
My name is Shahnoor Khan. I believe in creating a safe, comfortable, inclusive, and compassionate space for all my clients. I am here to meet all my clients where they are at and believe in taking a client-centered approach. Through this approach, I collaborate with my clients with a deep sense of empathy and authenticity to explore your concerns, trauma, feelings, symptoms, and much more. I also stand by taking a de-colonized approach to therapy and incorporate this into my sessions, if my clients wish.
My name is Shahnoor Khan. I believe in creating a safe, comfortable, inclusive, and compassionate space for all my clients. I am here to meet all my clients where they are at and believe in taking a client-centered approach. Through this approach, I collaborate with my clients with a deep sense of empathy and authenticity to explore your concerns, trauma, feelings, symptoms, and much more. I also stand by taking a de-colonized approach to therapy and incorporate this into my sessions, if my clients wish.
(213) 513-7680 View (213) 513-7680
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Jeff Hsiao
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
I want to help you reach your potential. Your life story is filled with possibilities. I am interested in who you are and who you want to be, lifelong dreams and creative ambitions, and the mental hurdles and emotional baggage that are holding you back. You may find yourself feeling stuck. You may feel depressed and anxious about your situation but have a deep yearning to do more with your life. You may not know where or how to start. As your therapist, I'm here to guide you through this difficult time. We will examine all the cards you were dealt with and find the best hands for you.
I want to help you reach your potential. Your life story is filled with possibilities. I am interested in who you are and who you want to be, lifelong dreams and creative ambitions, and the mental hurdles and emotional baggage that are holding you back. You may find yourself feeling stuck. You may feel depressed and anxious about your situation but have a deep yearning to do more with your life. You may not know where or how to start. As your therapist, I'm here to guide you through this difficult time. We will examine all the cards you were dealt with and find the best hands for you.
(213) 566-7452 View (213) 566-7452
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Teddy Goyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Welcome! I'm Teddy (they/them). I am a queer, trans, disabled and AuDHD therapist specializing in queer-, trans-, and neurodiversty-affirmative therapy. My clients often come to therapy looking for an affirming, safe, supportive, and collaborative environment where all of you is seen, heard, respected, and empowered in working towards your goals. I frequently work with queer and neurodivergent individuals, couples with different neurotypes, and parents of queer and neurodivergent children and adults.
Welcome! I'm Teddy (they/them). I am a queer, trans, disabled and AuDHD therapist specializing in queer-, trans-, and neurodiversty-affirmative therapy. My clients often come to therapy looking for an affirming, safe, supportive, and collaborative environment where all of you is seen, heard, respected, and empowered in working towards your goals. I frequently work with queer and neurodivergent individuals, couples with different neurotypes, and parents of queer and neurodivergent children and adults.
(310) 692-9617 View (310) 692-9617

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90010

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 90010 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
74% Optum
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 90010 see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90010?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.