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Catherine Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I believe the most effective therapy begins in a trusting and judgment-free zone — a space where you feel safe being honest with yourself about your values, needs, and desires. Together we will explore your struggles, fears, and feelings of being "stuck." I am here to help you discover alternative ways of existing that feel in alignment to your true Self, whether this looks like improving your relationships, increasing intimacy, developing better communication skills, or setting healthy boundaries. You are not alone in this process. Together, we can identify how to use your uniqueness and strengths to achieve your goals.
I believe the most effective therapy begins in a trusting and judgment-free zone — a space where you feel safe being honest with yourself about your values, needs, and desires. Together we will explore your struggles, fears, and feelings of being "stuck." I am here to help you discover alternative ways of existing that feel in alignment to your true Self, whether this looks like improving your relationships, increasing intimacy, developing better communication skills, or setting healthy boundaries. You are not alone in this process. Together, we can identify how to use your uniqueness and strengths to achieve your goals.
(323) 800-8239 View (323) 800-8239
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Emily Fiedtkou
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
If you're feeling stuck, anxious about your future, and finding it difficult to move forward in your life than I would love to chat with you. I offer a nonjudgmental space where you can be both supported and encouraged to lean into the discomfort. I provide space to process feelings and also provide tangible skills so therapy is a daily practice. I work with teens (12+), young adults navigating the complexity of launching their lives, couples and adults experiencing burn out, anxiety, and difficulty seeing their own self worth. I believe each person has their own inner wisdom and I want to help you access it.
If you're feeling stuck, anxious about your future, and finding it difficult to move forward in your life than I would love to chat with you. I offer a nonjudgmental space where you can be both supported and encouraged to lean into the discomfort. I provide space to process feelings and also provide tangible skills so therapy is a daily practice. I work with teens (12+), young adults navigating the complexity of launching their lives, couples and adults experiencing burn out, anxiety, and difficulty seeing their own self worth. I believe each person has their own inner wisdom and I want to help you access it.
(562) 991-6816 View (562) 991-6816
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Matthew Milstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Live the life you unconditionally deserve! Nights and weekend counseling sessions are available to avoid any work/school scheduling issues and promote your success! I work with individuals interested in personal growth, excelling in effective communication styles, setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, minimizing procrastination, and achieving flow states while alleviating mental health challenges. My choice modalities include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with a Person-centered approach, inner child work, and a mix of Rational Emotive/ Dialectical Behavioral techniques.
Live the life you unconditionally deserve! Nights and weekend counseling sessions are available to avoid any work/school scheduling issues and promote your success! I work with individuals interested in personal growth, excelling in effective communication styles, setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, minimizing procrastination, and achieving flow states while alleviating mental health challenges. My choice modalities include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with a Person-centered approach, inner child work, and a mix of Rational Emotive/ Dialectical Behavioral techniques.
(323) 894-1609 View (323) 894-1609
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Carol Kelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Not accepting new clients
If you are looking for help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and/or trauma, I hope to be of assistance to you. Because I utilize neurofeedback in my work, I also assist those with emotional issues relating to hormones, insomnia, tics, panic attacks, migraines, pain, ADHD, and mood swings. In addition to various treatment modalities, positive relationships help facilitate healing. A key aspect to the therapeutic process is the relationship between the client and therapist. Please feel free to contact or meet with me to see if you feel our relationship and my style of treatment is right for you.
If you are looking for help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and/or trauma, I hope to be of assistance to you. Because I utilize neurofeedback in my work, I also assist those with emotional issues relating to hormones, insomnia, tics, panic attacks, migraines, pain, ADHD, and mood swings. In addition to various treatment modalities, positive relationships help facilitate healing. A key aspect to the therapeutic process is the relationship between the client and therapist. Please feel free to contact or meet with me to see if you feel our relationship and my style of treatment is right for you.
(424) 336-9384 View (424) 336-9384
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Dena Schwimmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I am an EMDR Trauma and Flash Technique Therapist who believes in creating a collaborative space for healing, exploration, and confronting the obstacles that block your path to peace, creativity and joy. Many people know their life story yet become disillusioned when the change they seek is not manifesting in their lives. EMDR and Flash takes a unique approach utilizing the somatic experience for a total body, mind and soul/spirit connection and healing. Are you ready to explore what is keeping you from your life purpose? Let's talk!
I am an EMDR Trauma and Flash Technique Therapist who believes in creating a collaborative space for healing, exploration, and confronting the obstacles that block your path to peace, creativity and joy. Many people know their life story yet become disillusioned when the change they seek is not manifesting in their lives. EMDR and Flash takes a unique approach utilizing the somatic experience for a total body, mind and soul/spirit connection and healing. Are you ready to explore what is keeping you from your life purpose? Let's talk!
(323) 694-3173 View (323) 694-3173
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Kelly Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed with life? Do you want to pursue your purpose with a peaceful mind without resorting to medications? I help you discover your unique spiritual path to complete, emotional healing. I help determined, purposeful women live the courageous life they were designed for. I can help you clear the ruts and unhealthy patterns so that you could live the life you were meant to live in a natural, holistic way!
Are you overwhelmed with life? Do you want to pursue your purpose with a peaceful mind without resorting to medications? I help you discover your unique spiritual path to complete, emotional healing. I help determined, purposeful women live the courageous life they were designed for. I can help you clear the ruts and unhealthy patterns so that you could live the life you were meant to live in a natural, holistic way!
(626) 239-1983 View (626) 239-1983
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Kenneth Kennaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with certification from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, concentrating in Conversational Analysis, I earned my Master's in Social Work from USC, concentrating in Business and Social Work in Global Communities. Prior to becoming Clinical Director at Center for Sexual Integrity, I served as the Associate Clinical Director at Center for Healthy Sex, working closely with one of the most respected authorities in the field, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with certification from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, concentrating in Conversational Analysis, I earned my Master's in Social Work from USC, concentrating in Business and Social Work in Global Communities. Prior to becoming Clinical Director at Center for Sexual Integrity, I served as the Associate Clinical Director at Center for Healthy Sex, working closely with one of the most respected authorities in the field, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis.
(323) 576-7131 View (323) 576-7131
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Tracy Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Sometimes the wounds we carry in life keep us stuck in painful patterns of shame and suffering. We lose sight of ourselves and our capacity for joy. I'm here to provide emotional support if you're desiring relief. With empathy and trained understanding, I'll help uncover relevant aspects of your story in order to make sense of the difficulties emerging in your life, your relationships, and your inner world right now.
Sometimes the wounds we carry in life keep us stuck in painful patterns of shame and suffering. We lose sight of ourselves and our capacity for joy. I'm here to provide emotional support if you're desiring relief. With empathy and trained understanding, I'll help uncover relevant aspects of your story in order to make sense of the difficulties emerging in your life, your relationships, and your inner world right now.
(310) 907-7843 View (310) 907-7843
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Mark Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Maybe you're suffering deeply with something that's been with you since you were a child or difficulties that have come up just recently. Perhaps you're not sure what's wrong, but things just don't seem quite right in your life. Considering psychotherapy is brave and a sign of your potential to heal and grow. I work in partnership with my clients to help them explore what's going on in their lives, how they're thinking and feeling about those things, and take steps to change them.
Maybe you're suffering deeply with something that's been with you since you were a child or difficulties that have come up just recently. Perhaps you're not sure what's wrong, but things just don't seem quite right in your life. Considering psychotherapy is brave and a sign of your potential to heal and grow. I work in partnership with my clients to help them explore what's going on in their lives, how they're thinking and feeling about those things, and take steps to change them.
(323) 433-5525 View (323) 433-5525
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Chandler Green
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I believe therapy should be comprised of what I call the "3 Cs”: compassion, curiosity, and clarity. My commitment to you is to always come from a compassionate and non-judgmental place. During our work together, we will work on you developing the highest level of compassion for yourself and navigate uncomfortable and painful feelings of shame, confusion, guilt, anger, regret, hopelessness, and simply feeling “not good enough.” Curiosity is a fundamental part of our work. I will encourage you to ask yourself: ‘Why do I feel this way?’ ‘Why do I have this relationship?’, ‘Why do I engage in this behavior, when I know it’s bad for me?
I believe therapy should be comprised of what I call the "3 Cs”: compassion, curiosity, and clarity. My commitment to you is to always come from a compassionate and non-judgmental place. During our work together, we will work on you developing the highest level of compassion for yourself and navigate uncomfortable and painful feelings of shame, confusion, guilt, anger, regret, hopelessness, and simply feeling “not good enough.” Curiosity is a fundamental part of our work. I will encourage you to ask yourself: ‘Why do I feel this way?’ ‘Why do I have this relationship?’, ‘Why do I engage in this behavior, when I know it’s bad for me?
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Candace Hamann
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Candace Hamann is a compassionate psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, life adjustments, and grief loss. With a degree in Clinical Social Work, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice. Candace is deeply empathetic, fostering a warm and supportive environment where clients feel safe to explore their emotions and challenges. She values collaboration with her clients, believing in the power of partnership on the journey towards healing and growth. Candace is committed to providing culturally inclusive care, recognizing and honoring the diverse backgrounds and experiences of each individual she works with.
Candace Hamann is a compassionate psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, life adjustments, and grief loss. With a degree in Clinical Social Work, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice. Candace is deeply empathetic, fostering a warm and supportive environment where clients feel safe to explore their emotions and challenges. She values collaboration with her clients, believing in the power of partnership on the journey towards healing and growth. Candace is committed to providing culturally inclusive care, recognizing and honoring the diverse backgrounds and experiences of each individual she works with.
(323) 395-5085 View (323) 395-5085
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Kelsey Rivkin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
If the road ahead seems uncertain, worry not — you're in the right place to start making sense of it all. My areas of focus include entertainment professionals, individuals dealing with anxiety and perfectionism, those struggling with people-pleasing tendencies, and highly sensitive individuals.
If the road ahead seems uncertain, worry not — you're in the right place to start making sense of it all. My areas of focus include entertainment professionals, individuals dealing with anxiety and perfectionism, those struggling with people-pleasing tendencies, and highly sensitive individuals.
(323) 538-6685 View (323) 538-6685
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Ileana Barriga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Welcome, I'm glad you made it here! I hope that I can help you feel comfortable and safe to dig deep. I work with adults and adolescents from all walks of life struggling with the effects of anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, trauma, and environmental stressors. In my practice, I foster safety, authenticity, and vulnerability. I can help my clients build insight, gain practical tools, and pay close attention to how they intersect with their world to feel grounded and compassionate toward themselves. I see you as a whole person and I hope to help you see that when you might feel broken down.
Welcome, I'm glad you made it here! I hope that I can help you feel comfortable and safe to dig deep. I work with adults and adolescents from all walks of life struggling with the effects of anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, trauma, and environmental stressors. In my practice, I foster safety, authenticity, and vulnerability. I can help my clients build insight, gain practical tools, and pay close attention to how they intersect with their world to feel grounded and compassionate toward themselves. I see you as a whole person and I hope to help you see that when you might feel broken down.
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Lauren Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The foundation of my therapeutic practice includes meeting clients with empathy, warmth, and authenticity. I strive to help clients gain insight around the ways that the past impacts the present, develop tools to navigate life mindfully, and build towards their vision of a life worth living. I focus on developing a collaborative relationship with clients in which they feel validated, respected, and honored in their own unique journey in life. My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to begin the process of personal exploration and growth.
The foundation of my therapeutic practice includes meeting clients with empathy, warmth, and authenticity. I strive to help clients gain insight around the ways that the past impacts the present, develop tools to navigate life mindfully, and build towards their vision of a life worth living. I focus on developing a collaborative relationship with clients in which they feel validated, respected, and honored in their own unique journey in life. My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to begin the process of personal exploration and growth.
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Mason Allred
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Welcome! I work with clients seeking greater satisfaction, connection, and authenticity in their day to day life. It is my goal to create a welcoming, empathic, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your past and present, and make sense of the world you are participating in. Struggles with relationships, anxiety, depression, identity, and emotional regulation can present a barrier that I aim to help my clients overcome.
Welcome! I work with clients seeking greater satisfaction, connection, and authenticity in their day to day life. It is my goal to create a welcoming, empathic, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your past and present, and make sense of the world you are participating in. Struggles with relationships, anxiety, depression, identity, and emotional regulation can present a barrier that I aim to help my clients overcome.
(310) 582-5492 View (310) 582-5492
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Caitlin J. Buys
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like your life is moving too fast? Do you feel like your emotions or thoughts are running your daily life? Are you looking for a stronger connection with yourself, your mind, your body, your emotions, and others around you? I can help, I take the time to get to know each individual with a focus on building a trusting therapeutic relationship. Together, we can identify the challenging life moments that have sparked your courage to seek support. We will work on nurturing your strengths, increasing resiliency, and creating opportunities for self-discovery and growth.
Do you ever feel like your life is moving too fast? Do you feel like your emotions or thoughts are running your daily life? Are you looking for a stronger connection with yourself, your mind, your body, your emotions, and others around you? I can help, I take the time to get to know each individual with a focus on building a trusting therapeutic relationship. Together, we can identify the challenging life moments that have sparked your courage to seek support. We will work on nurturing your strengths, increasing resiliency, and creating opportunities for self-discovery and growth.
(310) 872-5149 View (310) 872-5149
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Denica Gordon Mandel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Always client centered, I work to clarify my client's values and improve feelings of personal effectiveness. Oftentimes we get caught in a negative feedback loop that allows the past dictate our future. Or, we need help learning new tools to become our own best resource when managing life's challenges. Utilizing an integrative solutions-oriented approach to therapy, my goal is to build client self-efficacy and resources, so that they can live their own best life.
Always client centered, I work to clarify my client's values and improve feelings of personal effectiveness. Oftentimes we get caught in a negative feedback loop that allows the past dictate our future. Or, we need help learning new tools to become our own best resource when managing life's challenges. Utilizing an integrative solutions-oriented approach to therapy, my goal is to build client self-efficacy and resources, so that they can live their own best life.
(424) 343-2208 x706 View (424) 343-2208 x706
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Robert Buhrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Insight, encouragement, and challenge to grow, mixed with a healthy dose of humor makes for great success in the Baking Oven of life! Learning comes from multiple sources, such as life experience, books, others, and training. Learning without growing and maturing is not the definition of wisdom. What do you think? Want to grow wiser together, then call me. Making better decisions in life, helps for greater happiness and joy. A trauma of your past controlling you today? Unresolved traumas can cause addiction and relationship issues. Learn how to take the control back, how to get your life back, and how to enjoy life again.
Insight, encouragement, and challenge to grow, mixed with a healthy dose of humor makes for great success in the Baking Oven of life! Learning comes from multiple sources, such as life experience, books, others, and training. Learning without growing and maturing is not the definition of wisdom. What do you think? Want to grow wiser together, then call me. Making better decisions in life, helps for greater happiness and joy. A trauma of your past controlling you today? Unresolved traumas can cause addiction and relationship issues. Learn how to take the control back, how to get your life back, and how to enjoy life again.
(213) 973-4375 View (213) 973-4375
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Shawn Redfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036
My name is Shawn Redfield. I am an LMFT. I believe change happens in therapy through learning and experiencing new ways to respond to challenges in our lives such as emotions, thoughts, pain, family, or spouses. The majority of my training is in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is an evidenced-based approach that I've found aligns with my own life and has helped the majority of individuals I've worked with. I also am experienced in treatment using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
My name is Shawn Redfield. I am an LMFT. I believe change happens in therapy through learning and experiencing new ways to respond to challenges in our lives such as emotions, thoughts, pain, family, or spouses. The majority of my training is in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is an evidenced-based approach that I've found aligns with my own life and has helped the majority of individuals I've worked with. I also am experienced in treatment using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
(310) 861-9217 View (310) 861-9217
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Eunice Virgen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
I specialize working with Black and Latino women who are seeking a female therapist of color who is empathic, non judgmental, trained in effective evidence based interventions, while being mindful of differences in cultural backgrounds to help address generational traumas, codependency issues , and inner child work. These issues can manifest as mood disorders such as clinical depression, anxiety, and chronic stress and fatigue in the body. I’m here to hold space and be a witness to your healing journey.
I specialize working with Black and Latino women who are seeking a female therapist of color who is empathic, non judgmental, trained in effective evidence based interventions, while being mindful of differences in cultural backgrounds to help address generational traumas, codependency issues , and inner child work. These issues can manifest as mood disorders such as clinical depression, anxiety, and chronic stress and fatigue in the body. I’m here to hold space and be a witness to your healing journey.
(323) 792-2039 View (323) 792-2039
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90036

300+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 90036 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
64% Life Transitions
60% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
68% Optum
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 90036 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90036?

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.