Therapists in 90032

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Jeff Hicks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Selecting a new therapist can be a little intimidating. This may be your first time seeking a therapist or you may have some experience with therapy. My commitment is to make the process of beginning therapy as smooth as possible. One of the most important aspects of being a human being is the ability to empathize with someone else. Therapy ought to be a time and space in which we can share our experience and sense that we are actually heard, seen, understood, and affirmed.
Selecting a new therapist can be a little intimidating. This may be your first time seeking a therapist or you may have some experience with therapy. My commitment is to make the process of beginning therapy as smooth as possible. One of the most important aspects of being a human being is the ability to empathize with someone else. Therapy ought to be a time and space in which we can share our experience and sense that we are actually heard, seen, understood, and affirmed.
(323) 621-3483 View (323) 621-3483
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Cynthia Cerrato
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90032
As a Woman of Color, I'm very passionate and dedicated towards promoting wellness, healing and recovery. Living in our fast paced world, we often find ourselves feeling empty, depleted, irritable and disconnected. We begin to question life, our existence, and our purpose. My approach is holistic and mindfulness based. I have extensive experience working with diverse communities of color. This has allowed me to understand the mind body connection and how our environments contribute to our dysfunction. I am a bilingual, bi-cultural licensed therapist and graduated from Mt. St. Mary's University.
As a Woman of Color, I'm very passionate and dedicated towards promoting wellness, healing and recovery. Living in our fast paced world, we often find ourselves feeling empty, depleted, irritable and disconnected. We begin to question life, our existence, and our purpose. My approach is holistic and mindfulness based. I have extensive experience working with diverse communities of color. This has allowed me to understand the mind body connection and how our environments contribute to our dysfunction. I am a bilingual, bi-cultural licensed therapist and graduated from Mt. St. Mary's University.
(626) 624-4645 View (626) 624-4645
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Corliss Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Corliss E. Porter, MFT California License 11926. I assist you in identifying your goals and challenges and then use individualized and focused exercises, tools, and resources that help create a healthy, balanced life. My approach includes family-systems theory, somatic (mind-body intervention), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma resolution, spiritual and positive strength-based, client-centered therapy, and more. I have a varied practice and work with people from 14 years old to folks in their 80s.
Corliss E. Porter, MFT California License 11926. I assist you in identifying your goals and challenges and then use individualized and focused exercises, tools, and resources that help create a healthy, balanced life. My approach includes family-systems theory, somatic (mind-body intervention), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma resolution, spiritual and positive strength-based, client-centered therapy, and more. I have a varied practice and work with people from 14 years old to folks in their 80s.
(626) 317-8642 View (626) 317-8642
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Efrain Zepeda
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Hello! I am Dr. Efrain Zepeda. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Social Worker. In the past 23 years of working as a mental health professional, one important lesson I have learned is that the most powerful therapeutic intervention is found in the interpersonal connection that occurs in the client-therapist relationship. Together we can analyze the past to co-create a new meaning with the goal of achieving healing. I strongly believe that therapy is not about labeling or judging, but rather about personal discovery.
Hello! I am Dr. Efrain Zepeda. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Social Worker. In the past 23 years of working as a mental health professional, one important lesson I have learned is that the most powerful therapeutic intervention is found in the interpersonal connection that occurs in the client-therapist relationship. Together we can analyze the past to co-create a new meaning with the goal of achieving healing. I strongly believe that therapy is not about labeling or judging, but rather about personal discovery.
(626) 702-3258 View (626) 702-3258
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Lydia Duarte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Hello, my name is Lydia Duarte, LCSW. I am licensed in California with 22 years of professional work experience. Thank you for reaching out to me to seek help. This can be a confusing time for you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage. I will be with you throughout this journey. We will work together to resolve the problems you’re experiencing. Together we will be developing your treatment plan and diagnosis. As a team, we will work together to resolve your concerns. I’m able to provide a free 15-minute consultation to see if I’m the right therapist for you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Hello, my name is Lydia Duarte, LCSW. I am licensed in California with 22 years of professional work experience. Thank you for reaching out to me to seek help. This can be a confusing time for you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage. I will be with you throughout this journey. We will work together to resolve the problems you’re experiencing. Together we will be developing your treatment plan and diagnosis. As a team, we will work together to resolve your concerns. I’m able to provide a free 15-minute consultation to see if I’m the right therapist for you. I look forward to hearing from you.
(626) 542-7215 View (626) 542-7215
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Emmanuel Santana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032  (Online Only)
On the road to self-realization and fulfillment, we often encounter hurdles and obstacles that can make us feel like we have been knocked off course. In many instances, therapy can be an effective means to get us back on track. It is a way to develop a higher level of insight and understanding of ourselves and our place in the world around us. I offer support and guidance in your exploration of your past and present, via a compassionate, collaborative and non-judgmental relationship, in order to help you reach a sense of awareness and empowerment.
On the road to self-realization and fulfillment, we often encounter hurdles and obstacles that can make us feel like we have been knocked off course. In many instances, therapy can be an effective means to get us back on track. It is a way to develop a higher level of insight and understanding of ourselves and our place in the world around us. I offer support and guidance in your exploration of your past and present, via a compassionate, collaborative and non-judgmental relationship, in order to help you reach a sense of awareness and empowerment.
(626) 593-8759 View (626) 593-8759
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Dominique Ariana Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
My name is Dominique Thompson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Bernadino, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with all ages ranging from children to older adults. I specialize in trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interview Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
My name is Dominique Thompson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Bernadino, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with all ages ranging from children to older adults. I specialize in trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interview Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
(626) 900-1517 View (626) 900-1517
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Lauren Ziel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Many of us have lived-experiences where we’ve been forced to disconnect from the most fundamental aspects of ourselves. This disconnection, & the beliefs we construct to protect ourselves from the pain of this, serves as the basis for much suffering. I believe rebuilding a positive relationship with your whole being (mind/body/spirit) is a fundamental principle of healing & that a safe therapeutic relationship is one way we can grow capacity for the exploration, understanding, & reclamation of self required to heal. I aim for our work to bring you into contact with the self-observer, advocate, and healer inside you.
Many of us have lived-experiences where we’ve been forced to disconnect from the most fundamental aspects of ourselves. This disconnection, & the beliefs we construct to protect ourselves from the pain of this, serves as the basis for much suffering. I believe rebuilding a positive relationship with your whole being (mind/body/spirit) is a fundamental principle of healing & that a safe therapeutic relationship is one way we can grow capacity for the exploration, understanding, & reclamation of self required to heal. I aim for our work to bring you into contact with the self-observer, advocate, and healer inside you.
(626) 469-7618 View (626) 469-7618
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Rebecca Elder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Hello! I offer my clients extensive experience and specialized training to assist them in their healing journey. I am strengths-based, client-centered, trauma-focused, culturally curious and humble, and knowledgeable about how oppression operates. Having worked for many years with thousands of different people in settings such as individual, community, and hospital levels of care, my practice is grounded in evidence-based paradigms, including neuroscience, sensory-motor therapies, Mindful Self-Compassion, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction.
Hello! I offer my clients extensive experience and specialized training to assist them in their healing journey. I am strengths-based, client-centered, trauma-focused, culturally curious and humble, and knowledgeable about how oppression operates. Having worked for many years with thousands of different people in settings such as individual, community, and hospital levels of care, my practice is grounded in evidence-based paradigms, including neuroscience, sensory-motor therapies, Mindful Self-Compassion, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction.
(626) 790-0921 View (626) 790-0921
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Laura Escobar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90032  (Online Only)
A native Angeleno, Laura believes that healing emerges through intentional everyday practices that transform into rituals of self-care. Using an intersectional and strength-based framework Laura approaches therapy as a collaborative process to navigate the complexities of the individual lived experience and interpersonal relationships. She supports and identifies the strengths and internal resources clients are inherently born with and promotes the connection to self and community. She has been successful in helping professionals, artists, and creative individuals to create healthier relationships with their inner and outer worlds.
A native Angeleno, Laura believes that healing emerges through intentional everyday practices that transform into rituals of self-care. Using an intersectional and strength-based framework Laura approaches therapy as a collaborative process to navigate the complexities of the individual lived experience and interpersonal relationships. She supports and identifies the strengths and internal resources clients are inherently born with and promotes the connection to self and community. She has been successful in helping professionals, artists, and creative individuals to create healthier relationships with their inner and outer worlds.
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Jane Parrott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Welcome. You have started an important search. Finding the right therapist isn’t always easy, and I encourage you to listen to what feels right for you. My work starts with you and what you are looking to address. We will explore the contributing factors to what you want to work on and develop a deeper understanding of your psychological reality. First and foremost, I offer a safe and non-judgmental container for exploration. Nothing is too small or big for this work. My goal is to help you gain insights into your relational and habitual patterns in service of having more agency in your life and being able to feel free to be you.
Welcome. You have started an important search. Finding the right therapist isn’t always easy, and I encourage you to listen to what feels right for you. My work starts with you and what you are looking to address. We will explore the contributing factors to what you want to work on and develop a deeper understanding of your psychological reality. First and foremost, I offer a safe and non-judgmental container for exploration. Nothing is too small or big for this work. My goal is to help you gain insights into your relational and habitual patterns in service of having more agency in your life and being able to feel free to be you.
(323) 591-2943 View (323) 591-2943
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Robin Alfaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032  (Online Only)
Dígame, if you just want to talk about life, stress, or just have life goals you want to reach and need motivation to take the leap. Dígame if you’re looking to focus on your mental health, heal from traumas, and/or break intergenerational cycles. Dígame about your nervios/anxiety, el espanto/trauma, or cuando te pusistes mal/depression. Let’s translate wellness and mental health into our inherent rights as defined by you. I use a Person Centered, Culturally Driven approach; Decolonizing our minds, hearts, and behaviors to break cycles and barriers. Individuals, Couples, and Families welcome. Platicas disponibles en español.
Dígame, if you just want to talk about life, stress, or just have life goals you want to reach and need motivation to take the leap. Dígame if you’re looking to focus on your mental health, heal from traumas, and/or break intergenerational cycles. Dígame about your nervios/anxiety, el espanto/trauma, or cuando te pusistes mal/depression. Let’s translate wellness and mental health into our inherent rights as defined by you. I use a Person Centered, Culturally Driven approach; Decolonizing our minds, hearts, and behaviors to break cycles and barriers. Individuals, Couples, and Families welcome. Platicas disponibles en español.
(310) 564-7459 View (310) 564-7459
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Erica Velasco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
My name is Erica Velasco. I am a bilingual Latinx Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is passionate about creating a space for healing hearts and bodies, through authentic connection. When I'm not working, you will find me in my garden, hanging out at a coffee shop, going on adventures with my family and friends, or working on DIY projects in my home. I identify as first-gen (both my parents immigrated from Mexico), partnered, mother of two humans, various four-legged friends, and too many plant babies to count. My work is rooted in anti-oppressive, trauma informed, holistic, and culturally humble practices.
My name is Erica Velasco. I am a bilingual Latinx Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is passionate about creating a space for healing hearts and bodies, through authentic connection. When I'm not working, you will find me in my garden, hanging out at a coffee shop, going on adventures with my family and friends, or working on DIY projects in my home. I identify as first-gen (both my parents immigrated from Mexico), partnered, mother of two humans, various four-legged friends, and too many plant babies to count. My work is rooted in anti-oppressive, trauma informed, holistic, and culturally humble practices.
(626) 669-4382 View (626) 669-4382
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Gladis Romero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Hello! My name is Gladis Romero, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have a passion for accompanying my clients through their journey of redefining their life goals, unlearning patterns and beliefs that no longer serve them, and reaching new heights of self-awareness and self-love. I focus on clients struggling with self-esteem, breakups, anxiety, and dating. I have worked with the TAY population, clients with co-occurring diagnoses, and justice-involved individuals. In this particular setting, I aim to focus my therapy services on clients 18-25 years old.
Hello! My name is Gladis Romero, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have a passion for accompanying my clients through their journey of redefining their life goals, unlearning patterns and beliefs that no longer serve them, and reaching new heights of self-awareness and self-love. I focus on clients struggling with self-esteem, breakups, anxiety, and dating. I have worked with the TAY population, clients with co-occurring diagnoses, and justice-involved individuals. In this particular setting, I aim to focus my therapy services on clients 18-25 years old.
(323) 792-2094 View (323) 792-2094
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Johanna Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
My name is Johanna Perez, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA who provides telehealth therapy for adults residing within California. My focus areas are anxiety, depression, relationship and communication issues, and adjustment to life stressors. I work closely with my clients and draw upon multiple therapy approaches to help them cope through their stressors and meet their needs. I have experience working with adults who have depression, anxiety, communication and relationship issues, adjustments to life stressors, trauma, cultural identity issues, and grief.
My name is Johanna Perez, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA who provides telehealth therapy for adults residing within California. My focus areas are anxiety, depression, relationship and communication issues, and adjustment to life stressors. I work closely with my clients and draw upon multiple therapy approaches to help them cope through their stressors and meet their needs. I have experience working with adults who have depression, anxiety, communication and relationship issues, adjustments to life stressors, trauma, cultural identity issues, and grief.
(562) 592-8474 View (562) 592-8474
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Larissa Tekerian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Hello, my name is Larissa Tekerian and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am passionate about people and helping them realize their full potential. I am committed to providing a supportive space where clients can be vulnerable and feel like I am their confidante. I believe that working as a team is essential for growth and progress. I have experience treating clients with substance use disorders and mood disorders, as well as PTSD and trauma. I also work with clients who feel stuck in life and may feel less motivated, and conversely those who are experiencing new transitions such as a new job or a change in family dynamics.
Hello, my name is Larissa Tekerian and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am passionate about people and helping them realize their full potential. I am committed to providing a supportive space where clients can be vulnerable and feel like I am their confidante. I believe that working as a team is essential for growth and progress. I have experience treating clients with substance use disorders and mood disorders, as well as PTSD and trauma. I also work with clients who feel stuck in life and may feel less motivated, and conversely those who are experiencing new transitions such as a new job or a change in family dynamics.
(415) 367-1031 View (415) 367-1031
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Bracha Loren
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Hello, I am Dr. Bracha Loren, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have been successfully helping individuals and couples with relational and self-esteem issues for over 20 years. I hope to be of help to you too. I typically work with functioning individuals who encounter difficulties asserting and/or expressing themselves appropriately in social situations or at the workplace. I have been helping countless clients who experience anxiety and depression as well. I also help pre-marital and/or cohabitating couples (of all types) improve their relationships with the intent to bring about harmony.
Hello, I am Dr. Bracha Loren, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have been successfully helping individuals and couples with relational and self-esteem issues for over 20 years. I hope to be of help to you too. I typically work with functioning individuals who encounter difficulties asserting and/or expressing themselves appropriately in social situations or at the workplace. I have been helping countless clients who experience anxiety and depression as well. I also help pre-marital and/or cohabitating couples (of all types) improve their relationships with the intent to bring about harmony.
(661) 405-3657 View (661) 405-3657
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David Shepard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
My name is Dr. David Shepard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in California, and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I am also a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional, and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, anger issues, relationship challenges, intimacy/sexual health, life transitions, sexuality/LGBTQ+, and identity/self-esteem issues. My therapeutic approach is integrative, person-centered, multicultural focused, collaborative, and strength based.
My name is Dr. David Shepard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in California, and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I am also a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional, and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, anger issues, relationship challenges, intimacy/sexual health, life transitions, sexuality/LGBTQ+, and identity/self-esteem issues. My therapeutic approach is integrative, person-centered, multicultural focused, collaborative, and strength based.
(657) 256-4482 View (657) 256-4482
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Rita Phetmixay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032  (Online Only)
You are here for that sense of belonging & connection, especially when multiple global crises have left communities hopeless, and in a constant state of vigilance. While some anxiety/depression is a normal response to the hyper-violence we are facing as a collective (on screens or in reality), it can feel extremely overwhelming to experience this every day, on top of expectations from work, family, and other relationships. As a child of the Lao Isaan/Southeast Asian diaspora, my passion is working with fellow children of refugee/immigrant diasporas to feel seen + heard + validated through an anti-oppressive framework.
You are here for that sense of belonging & connection, especially when multiple global crises have left communities hopeless, and in a constant state of vigilance. While some anxiety/depression is a normal response to the hyper-violence we are facing as a collective (on screens or in reality), it can feel extremely overwhelming to experience this every day, on top of expectations from work, family, and other relationships. As a child of the Lao Isaan/Southeast Asian diaspora, my passion is working with fellow children of refugee/immigrant diasporas to feel seen + heard + validated through an anti-oppressive framework.
(323) 379-0612 View (323) 379-0612
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Victoria Bloom
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Welcome, my name is Dr. Victoria Bloom, PsyD PSY 30561. After a deep dive into understanding your situation and who you are, I call upon a variety of therapeutic tools tailored to work best for you. I believe we all have access to inner wisdom and with the right tools, support, and guidance we can find it for greater well-being and growth. My aim is to provide a safe environment where clients feel heard, seen, accepted, and supported, and safely challenged when it is of benefit. I want my clients to feel we are a team, and they are empowered along the way.
Welcome, my name is Dr. Victoria Bloom, PsyD PSY 30561. After a deep dive into understanding your situation and who you are, I call upon a variety of therapeutic tools tailored to work best for you. I believe we all have access to inner wisdom and with the right tools, support, and guidance we can find it for greater well-being and growth. My aim is to provide a safe environment where clients feel heard, seen, accepted, and supported, and safely challenged when it is of benefit. I want my clients to feel we are a team, and they are empowered along the way.
(657) 837-2492 View (657) 837-2492

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Number of Therapists in 90032

40+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in 90032 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
85% Depression
81% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
68% Grief
66% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
95% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
87% Optum

How Therapists in 90032 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90032?

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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.