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Chris Howard
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCIII
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor III (CADC-III) and have assisted families in crisis for over a decade. My therapeutic style is influenced by the principles of Gestalt Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). When working with families my focus is on what is happening in the here-and-now and overcoming disruptive attitudes, values, beliefs, and behavior that undermine quality of life and interpersonal relationships. My aim is to empower individuals and families to identify maladaptive characteristics and elicit positive change in their lives.
I am a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor III (CADC-III) and have assisted families in crisis for over a decade. My therapeutic style is influenced by the principles of Gestalt Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). When working with families my focus is on what is happening in the here-and-now and overcoming disruptive attitudes, values, beliefs, and behavior that undermine quality of life and interpersonal relationships. My aim is to empower individuals and families to identify maladaptive characteristics and elicit positive change in their lives.
(424) 999-7307 View (424) 999-7307
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Lauren Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious & dissatisfied about your current way of being? Are you noticing habits & patterns that no longer serve you or have you feeling stuck? We all have patterns, learned throughout life, that attempt to keep us from our fullest potential. These patterns can cause us to become anxious, depressed, or question our entire purpose in life should they not align with our desired narrative. Maybe we question the validity of our feelings or the way we navigate conflict. One of the biggest side effects of our learned behaviors is feeling inauthentic to who we truly wish to be.
Are you feeling anxious & dissatisfied about your current way of being? Are you noticing habits & patterns that no longer serve you or have you feeling stuck? We all have patterns, learned throughout life, that attempt to keep us from our fullest potential. These patterns can cause us to become anxious, depressed, or question our entire purpose in life should they not align with our desired narrative. Maybe we question the validity of our feelings or the way we navigate conflict. One of the biggest side effects of our learned behaviors is feeling inauthentic to who we truly wish to be.
(818) 791-4283 View (818) 791-4283
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Jeshana Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Hi, My name is Jeshana, I am passionate and dedicated therapist working with individuals, with a focus on supporting individuals of color in their healing journey. I believe that everyone deserves a safe and inclusive space to explore their experiences and work through traumas. Using a holistic approach, I integrate various therapeutic modalities such as Brain-spotting (trauma), Mindfulness and self-love practices to promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and emotional regulation. This will then allow you to cultivate a deeper sense of self-acceptance and resilience.
Hi, My name is Jeshana, I am passionate and dedicated therapist working with individuals, with a focus on supporting individuals of color in their healing journey. I believe that everyone deserves a safe and inclusive space to explore their experiences and work through traumas. Using a holistic approach, I integrate various therapeutic modalities such as Brain-spotting (trauma), Mindfulness and self-love practices to promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and emotional regulation. This will then allow you to cultivate a deeper sense of self-acceptance and resilience.
(310) 986-3760 View (310) 986-3760
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Dr. Neha Agrawal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I currently work with adults, couples, and families. I see therapy as one approach for an intentional practice of self and relational awareness. If you are feeling limited by your own beliefs, expectations or blurry boundaries with others, and/or constructs and constraints imposed by our systems, I want to help empower you to be curious about your potential and purpose in your own life and in the world around you. I like metaphors, so I'll use one now. I see therapy as a bass line, something that maintains a consistent and reliable beat in the background while you improvise, play, and experiment in the foreground.
I currently work with adults, couples, and families. I see therapy as one approach for an intentional practice of self and relational awareness. If you are feeling limited by your own beliefs, expectations or blurry boundaries with others, and/or constructs and constraints imposed by our systems, I want to help empower you to be curious about your potential and purpose in your own life and in the world around you. I like metaphors, so I'll use one now. I see therapy as a bass line, something that maintains a consistent and reliable beat in the background while you improvise, play, and experiment in the foreground.
(310) 564-7392 View (310) 564-7392
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Maureen Donley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Imagine having new tools to deal with difficult feelings and difficult people. Imagine feeling ready and excited about what might come your way. Therapy offers you the opportunity to move forward in your life towards the goals and dreams that are most important to you. Informed by previous careers in theatre and film along with specialized trauma training (both TRM & EMDR) and my experience as an adoptive parent, I am uniquely positioned to engage challenging issues in the creative professions,trauma (both incident specific and developmental) and adoption along with the anxiety and depression that are too often part of making our way through life.
Imagine having new tools to deal with difficult feelings and difficult people. Imagine feeling ready and excited about what might come your way. Therapy offers you the opportunity to move forward in your life towards the goals and dreams that are most important to you. Informed by previous careers in theatre and film along with specialized trauma training (both TRM & EMDR) and my experience as an adoptive parent, I am uniquely positioned to engage challenging issues in the creative professions,trauma (both incident specific and developmental) and adoption along with the anxiety and depression that are too often part of making our way through life.
(424) 781-3267 View (424) 781-3267
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Alina Mikolaitis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hello! My name is Alina Mikolaitis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in the field of mental health and psychology since 2000. My approach in therapy is to focus on building organic relationships, process and resolve identified issues, and ultimately support you in reaching your goals to live a more positive and fulfilling life. I mainly work with adult individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, postpartum, addiction, an array of mental health issues, familial and relationship issues.
Hello! My name is Alina Mikolaitis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in the field of mental health and psychology since 2000. My approach in therapy is to focus on building organic relationships, process and resolve identified issues, and ultimately support you in reaching your goals to live a more positive and fulfilling life. I mainly work with adult individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, postpartum, addiction, an array of mental health issues, familial and relationship issues.
(424) 372-8193 View (424) 372-8193
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Dr. Albert Bonfil
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, OCD, or attention-related challenges? I’m a nationally recognized expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the research-based treatment of choice for quickly and effectively treating depression, anxiety, and related problems. If you're in search of a personalized and collaborative therapeutic journey, I'm here to help you. My commitment as a psychologist is to understand your unique needs and collaborate with you to provide you with the most effective therapy science has to offer.
Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, OCD, or attention-related challenges? I’m a nationally recognized expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the research-based treatment of choice for quickly and effectively treating depression, anxiety, and related problems. If you're in search of a personalized and collaborative therapeutic journey, I'm here to help you. My commitment as a psychologist is to understand your unique needs and collaborate with you to provide you with the most effective therapy science has to offer.
(424) 688-9247 x1 View (424) 688-9247 x1
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Buffy Schroller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Are you concerned about your child's wellbeing? As a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience, I specialize in treating children/adolescents who present with anxiety, depression, and disruptive behaviors that impact their functioning in home, school, and social settings. I enjoy working with children and their parents helping children learn how to regulate and tolerate feelings (anger, frustration, sadness, and anxiety), manage challenging/disruptive/impulsive behaviors, and acquire adaptive, positive coping skills. I assist parents in learning how to regulate their own feelings and be aware of their behaviors so they can help their child.
Are you concerned about your child's wellbeing? As a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience, I specialize in treating children/adolescents who present with anxiety, depression, and disruptive behaviors that impact their functioning in home, school, and social settings. I enjoy working with children and their parents helping children learn how to regulate and tolerate feelings (anger, frustration, sadness, and anxiety), manage challenging/disruptive/impulsive behaviors, and acquire adaptive, positive coping skills. I assist parents in learning how to regulate their own feelings and be aware of their behaviors so they can help their child.
(818) 946-0526 View (818) 946-0526
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Cassidy Manning
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I love working with teens and pre-teens. If you have tried everything you can think of to help your teen and they are still struggling, it’s not your fault. It doesn't mean defeat when you ask for help, it means you are smart and you know your child deserves better. Being a teenager is hard. There’s so much pressure from parents, coaches, friends, romantic interests, teachers, and an enormous amount of pressure they put on themselves. They want someone to talk to as they figure out who they are and who they want to be. It can be difficult to be vulnerable and friends often have well-meaning, but misguided advice.
I love working with teens and pre-teens. If you have tried everything you can think of to help your teen and they are still struggling, it’s not your fault. It doesn't mean defeat when you ask for help, it means you are smart and you know your child deserves better. Being a teenager is hard. There’s so much pressure from parents, coaches, friends, romantic interests, teachers, and an enormous amount of pressure they put on themselves. They want someone to talk to as they figure out who they are and who they want to be. It can be difficult to be vulnerable and friends often have well-meaning, but misguided advice.
(424) 622-6661 View (424) 622-6661
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Deborah Altman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I support folks experiencing anxiety, burn out, shame, stress, depression, and life transitions. My approach is largely relational and psychodynamic, and I embrace multicultural and anti-oppressive ideologies in my work. I'm especially passionate about helping women and girls build confidence and feel fulfilled in their relationships, whether that's through self exploration or learning tools to create meaningful change. I am neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ affirming, and work heavily with teens and youth struggling with low self-esteem, perfectionism, and emotional regulation.
I support folks experiencing anxiety, burn out, shame, stress, depression, and life transitions. My approach is largely relational and psychodynamic, and I embrace multicultural and anti-oppressive ideologies in my work. I'm especially passionate about helping women and girls build confidence and feel fulfilled in their relationships, whether that's through self exploration or learning tools to create meaningful change. I am neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ affirming, and work heavily with teens and youth struggling with low self-esteem, perfectionism, and emotional regulation.
(323) 766-6315 View (323) 766-6315
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James H Cones III
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance (Roethke, 1961)." It is likely that you will come to see me because you are suffering. I will help you understand the sources of your pain. Together we will discover how past coping behavior, although understandable and partially sustaining given the challenges of your life, may become limiting and a source of dysfunction. In a safe and professional relationship, I will assist you to change old rigid ways of thinking and behaving to embrace new flexible and balanced responding to foster success.
"What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance (Roethke, 1961)." It is likely that you will come to see me because you are suffering. I will help you understand the sources of your pain. Together we will discover how past coping behavior, although understandable and partially sustaining given the challenges of your life, may become limiting and a source of dysfunction. In a safe and professional relationship, I will assist you to change old rigid ways of thinking and behaving to embrace new flexible and balanced responding to foster success.
(562) 618-7145 View (562) 618-7145
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Samantha Schumann
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CBP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Are you frustrated by making the same mistakes over and over again? You know what you should be doing when it comes time to perform but when it comes time you don't know how to do? Perhaps you've suffered an injury or a concussion that has set you back or you've seen other traumatic injuries on the field. Are there moments you feel like you'll never get back on track? Do you suffer from the yips? In the therapy I do, athletes can beat performance anxiety, increase performance confidence, get out of a near depression, and better recover from injury and concussions.
Are you frustrated by making the same mistakes over and over again? You know what you should be doing when it comes time to perform but when it comes time you don't know how to do? Perhaps you've suffered an injury or a concussion that has set you back or you've seen other traumatic injuries on the field. Are there moments you feel like you'll never get back on track? Do you suffer from the yips? In the therapy I do, athletes can beat performance anxiety, increase performance confidence, get out of a near depression, and better recover from injury and concussions.
(424) 484-5863 View (424) 484-5863
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Suzannah Nabers
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
My goal is to foster a human-centered space where children and teens feel like they can be authentically seen, heard and free to express themselves. I understand how intimidating it can sometimes feel to sit across from a therapist and feel like you’re under a microscope. As an imperfect human who has experienced my own struggles, I hope to bring compassion, realness and understanding to those I work with. Through creativity and play, I hope to help children find ways to process difficult emotions through means that make sense to them. Growth is possible when we find healthier ways to address life's obstacles.
My goal is to foster a human-centered space where children and teens feel like they can be authentically seen, heard and free to express themselves. I understand how intimidating it can sometimes feel to sit across from a therapist and feel like you’re under a microscope. As an imperfect human who has experienced my own struggles, I hope to bring compassion, realness and understanding to those I work with. Through creativity and play, I hope to help children find ways to process difficult emotions through means that make sense to them. Growth is possible when we find healthier ways to address life's obstacles.
(424) 377-6995 View (424) 377-6995
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Alexandra Park
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Are you experiencing relationship issues with your partner or family members? I’m passionate about helping people have healthier relationships within themselves and with others. I work with couples and families who are stuck in conflict, seeking better communication, healing from past wounds, bridging cultural gaps, or adjusting to life transitions. I also provide individual therapy to support those affected by relational issues. We can work on managing anxiety, processing trauma, overcoming people-pleasing habits, improving emotional regulation, working through codependency, and embarking on a journey of healing and well-being.
Are you experiencing relationship issues with your partner or family members? I’m passionate about helping people have healthier relationships within themselves and with others. I work with couples and families who are stuck in conflict, seeking better communication, healing from past wounds, bridging cultural gaps, or adjusting to life transitions. I also provide individual therapy to support those affected by relational issues. We can work on managing anxiety, processing trauma, overcoming people-pleasing habits, improving emotional regulation, working through codependency, and embarking on a journey of healing and well-being.
(424) 699-2183 View (424) 699-2183
Carmela Salazar
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I believe our lived experiences and hopes for the future provide us with insights to help understand our pain, joy, struggles, triumphs, and deepest questions. The late poet and essayist Audre Lorde reminds us that "our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge." Using an intersectional, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed framework, I embark on a collaborative journey with clients who want to reflect on their experiences and unpack symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and trauma that may impact their relationships and daily lives.
I believe our lived experiences and hopes for the future provide us with insights to help understand our pain, joy, struggles, triumphs, and deepest questions. The late poet and essayist Audre Lorde reminds us that "our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge." Using an intersectional, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed framework, I embark on a collaborative journey with clients who want to reflect on their experiences and unpack symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and trauma that may impact their relationships and daily lives.
(213) 375-0650 View (213) 375-0650
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Seraphina Geiter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Maybe you've been struggling to feel like yourself for a while now, and have been hesitant to reach out for help. I'm glad you're here. Sometimes life loses its spark and sense of meaning and it's hard to find the way. Life can feel like a heavy burden, with feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or meaninglessness. Maybe you no longer want to participate in the things you once enjoyed. You find yourself isolating, or avoiding life. If you're tired of struggling and feeling bad about yourself and life, I can help. While these circumstances may have been the past, it doesn’t need to be your future.
Maybe you've been struggling to feel like yourself for a while now, and have been hesitant to reach out for help. I'm glad you're here. Sometimes life loses its spark and sense of meaning and it's hard to find the way. Life can feel like a heavy burden, with feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or meaninglessness. Maybe you no longer want to participate in the things you once enjoyed. You find yourself isolating, or avoiding life. If you're tired of struggling and feeling bad about yourself and life, I can help. While these circumstances may have been the past, it doesn’t need to be your future.
(805) 669-9283 View (805) 669-9283
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Sandi Meyers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hi I'm Sandi! I have five years of experience working with individuals of all ages (between 2-years-old and 90-years old), as well as with families, within different mental health settings. I primarily work with adolescents and young adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and difficult life changes. I also provide Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), to support children and caregivers with parenting challenges, strengthening parent-child relationships, and helping respond and navigate big feelings and emotions. I am passionate about supporting clients in identifying difficult patterns and achieving their goals.
Hi I'm Sandi! I have five years of experience working with individuals of all ages (between 2-years-old and 90-years old), as well as with families, within different mental health settings. I primarily work with adolescents and young adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and difficult life changes. I also provide Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), to support children and caregivers with parenting challenges, strengthening parent-child relationships, and helping respond and navigate big feelings and emotions. I am passionate about supporting clients in identifying difficult patterns and achieving their goals.
(661) 463-8868 View (661) 463-8868
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Dr. James McGurk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Dr. James McGurk has several years of experience working with adults, children, and their families. Dr. McGurk takes a collaborative, empathy-based approach that fosters reflective thinking, constructive self-talk, and healthy coping skills. Dr. McGurk has expertise in working with ADHD, anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, relational difficulties, life transitions, and more.
Dr. James McGurk has several years of experience working with adults, children, and their families. Dr. McGurk takes a collaborative, empathy-based approach that fosters reflective thinking, constructive self-talk, and healthy coping skills. Dr. McGurk has expertise in working with ADHD, anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, relational difficulties, life transitions, and more.
(424) 258-5368 View (424) 258-5368
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Jeannemarie Leone
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Thanks so much for stopping by! Maybe you’re a new or expectant parent who is struggling? Or perhaps you’d like to get support for your child who is having a hard time? I support children and adults in managing overwhelming thoughts and feelings, difficult parent-child relationships, difficult births, traumatic events, etc., in finding relief.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Maybe you’re a new or expectant parent who is struggling? Or perhaps you’d like to get support for your child who is having a hard time? I support children and adults in managing overwhelming thoughts and feelings, difficult parent-child relationships, difficult births, traumatic events, etc., in finding relief.
(310) 361-2480 View (310) 361-2480
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Jessica Improta, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
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You're a smart, motivated professional. You've managed to piece together a life and career that in many ways you're proud of and looks good. But you often find yourself repeating patterns in relationships or with yourself that you'd like to start to break. You may feel anxious and isolated, despite having people around you. Or perhaps it's hard to settle into relationships when you're constantly fighting off reminders of prior traumas in which people let you down, whether from an abusive or neglectful childhood or something more recent. You may need support to be seen and heard, and to start to make sense of things.
You're a smart, motivated professional. You've managed to piece together a life and career that in many ways you're proud of and looks good. But you often find yourself repeating patterns in relationships or with yourself that you'd like to start to break. You may feel anxious and isolated, despite having people around you. Or perhaps it's hard to settle into relationships when you're constantly fighting off reminders of prior traumas in which people let you down, whether from an abusive or neglectful childhood or something more recent. You may need support to be seen and heard, and to start to make sense of things.
(310) 594-8861 View (310) 594-8861

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90025

1,000+

Average cost per session

$174

Therapists in 90025 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
59% Relationship Issues
59% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Optum
71% Other

How Therapists in 90025 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90025?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.