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Karen Bernardes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you have been diagnosed with a Chronic Health Condition you may be struggling, feeling depressed, overwhelmed, anxious and scared. Are you looking to regain a life worth living and manage your health? Fearful of what your future will be if you don't make positive changes? Are you grieving all you used to do and focusing only on the I can't? Want to build your skills to help manage health and your future in a positive way? I provide a safe, supportive environment where you'll use proven techniques to meet your goals.
If you have been diagnosed with a Chronic Health Condition you may be struggling, feeling depressed, overwhelmed, anxious and scared. Are you looking to regain a life worth living and manage your health? Fearful of what your future will be if you don't make positive changes? Are you grieving all you used to do and focusing only on the I can't? Want to build your skills to help manage health and your future in a positive way? I provide a safe, supportive environment where you'll use proven techniques to meet your goals.
(323) 744-1931 View (323) 744-1931
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Korbi Ghosh Biggins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Korbi Ghosh Biggins is a licensed clinical psychotherapist who specializes in helping people dealing with depression, anxiety, pregnancy/postpartum/early parenting, substance abuse, self esteem and relationship issues. She provides clients with hope, and a safe environment to discuss the areas of their life which they are ready to work on and change. Korbi recognizes the significant influence that every person's past has on their present and the therapeutic benefits in exploring this, but she is also committed to assisting her clients in finding concrete and practical solutions to their current struggles and challenges.
Korbi Ghosh Biggins is a licensed clinical psychotherapist who specializes in helping people dealing with depression, anxiety, pregnancy/postpartum/early parenting, substance abuse, self esteem and relationship issues. She provides clients with hope, and a safe environment to discuss the areas of their life which they are ready to work on and change. Korbi recognizes the significant influence that every person's past has on their present and the therapeutic benefits in exploring this, but she is also committed to assisting her clients in finding concrete and practical solutions to their current struggles and challenges.
(323) 621-3848 View (323) 621-3848
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Philip “Tad” King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and addiction. In recent years I have developed a focus on work with couples, utilizing the science of human bonding and love. I have a strength in helping couples decode negative patterns or cycles that keep them feeling disconnected and alone. I will help you build a strong and lasting bond with your partner or spouse that provides a deeper sense of safety and connection.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and addiction. In recent years I have developed a focus on work with couples, utilizing the science of human bonding and love. I have a strength in helping couples decode negative patterns or cycles that keep them feeling disconnected and alone. I will help you build a strong and lasting bond with your partner or spouse that provides a deeper sense of safety and connection.
(760) 280-6023 View (760) 280-6023
Photo of Joanna Jacobs, Psy.D., Psychologist in 90046, CA
Joanna Jacobs, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Dr. Jacobs is a licensed psychologist specializing in the evaluation of children, adolescents and young adults with learning differences, attention disorders, and psychological disorders. Dr. Jacobs completed her Doctorate in Psychology at New York University in 2009 and the PsychoEducational Diagnostic Services Program (PEDS) Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Assessment at the Reiss Davis Child Study Center at Vista Del Mar in 2012.In addition to her pre- and postdoctoral training in psychoeducational testing, she also has extensive training in individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults.
Dr. Jacobs is a licensed psychologist specializing in the evaluation of children, adolescents and young adults with learning differences, attention disorders, and psychological disorders. Dr. Jacobs completed her Doctorate in Psychology at New York University in 2009 and the PsychoEducational Diagnostic Services Program (PEDS) Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Assessment at the Reiss Davis Child Study Center at Vista Del Mar in 2012.In addition to her pre- and postdoctoral training in psychoeducational testing, she also has extensive training in individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults.
(323) 310-1753 View (323) 310-1753
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Dayae Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Changes in relationships, starting a family, navigating a breakup, leaving for college, changing careers, or unexpected situations, to name a few- could elicit discomfort that makes us feel stuck, anxious, and/or depressed. Navigating life might feel difficult due to the uncertainties but we do not have to continue to feel this way. I firmly believe everyone has the tools within them to survive, thrive, process, and grow. Together, we will discover these tools, find tangible ways to achieve your goals, and gain clarity about the unknown while exploring your strengths and building resiliency toward healing and empowerment.
Changes in relationships, starting a family, navigating a breakup, leaving for college, changing careers, or unexpected situations, to name a few- could elicit discomfort that makes us feel stuck, anxious, and/or depressed. Navigating life might feel difficult due to the uncertainties but we do not have to continue to feel this way. I firmly believe everyone has the tools within them to survive, thrive, process, and grow. Together, we will discover these tools, find tangible ways to achieve your goals, and gain clarity about the unknown while exploring your strengths and building resiliency toward healing and empowerment.
(818) 293-4974 View (818) 293-4974
Photo of Anthony D. DiNardo, Psychologist in 90046, CA
Anthony D. DiNardo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Are you looking for a doctor that can help improve your overall quality of life and help alleviate symptoms? Psychotherapy can provide a forum to alleviate symptoms that hinder growth and well-being and can provide you with the needed insight to be able to manage symptoms and provide relief. Through a collaborative approach I can help you overcome the challenges and obstacles that can interfere with your goals & ambitions. I can aid in the facilitation of helping you develop the needed skills and mind set to improve your quality of life. Additionally, my professional services include providing psychological, psychodiagnostic, personality, and psycho-educational assessments.
Are you looking for a doctor that can help improve your overall quality of life and help alleviate symptoms? Psychotherapy can provide a forum to alleviate symptoms that hinder growth and well-being and can provide you with the needed insight to be able to manage symptoms and provide relief. Through a collaborative approach I can help you overcome the challenges and obstacles that can interfere with your goals & ambitions. I can aid in the facilitation of helping you develop the needed skills and mind set to improve your quality of life. Additionally, my professional services include providing psychological, psychodiagnostic, personality, and psycho-educational assessments.
(424) 570-2081 View (424) 570-2081
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Emily Sharaf
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Everyone goes through challenging periods. Whether the stress is coming from work, relationships or other aspects of life, how you’ve been coping is no longer working and the problems may start to feel bigger than you. As a result, you may feel anxious, lost or distrust yourself. Reaching out means you are ready for change. Your time in therapy is all about you - self-discovery and re-alignment await. I am a Co-Founder at Recharge Online Therapy and an interactive therapist who listens, asks questions and provides frequent interpretation and feedback. I will get to know you (nuances and all) and help you to feel understood and safe.
Everyone goes through challenging periods. Whether the stress is coming from work, relationships or other aspects of life, how you’ve been coping is no longer working and the problems may start to feel bigger than you. As a result, you may feel anxious, lost or distrust yourself. Reaching out means you are ready for change. Your time in therapy is all about you - self-discovery and re-alignment await. I am a Co-Founder at Recharge Online Therapy and an interactive therapist who listens, asks questions and provides frequent interpretation and feedback. I will get to know you (nuances and all) and help you to feel understood and safe.
(323) 985-7129 x801 View (323) 985-7129 x801
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Nicole Kriz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hello, my name is Nicole Kriz. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working in both in and out-patient settings and take a collaborative approach when working with my clients. I have a passion for working with young and older adults, couples, and families in order to assist them in developing and utilizing the necessary coping skills to manage and thrive during difficult times, life transitions, and through needed change.
Hello, my name is Nicole Kriz. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working in both in and out-patient settings and take a collaborative approach when working with my clients. I have a passion for working with young and older adults, couples, and families in order to assist them in developing and utilizing the necessary coping skills to manage and thrive during difficult times, life transitions, and through needed change.
(323) 524-9053 View (323) 524-9053
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Marnel Tucker
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046
My name is Dr. Marnel Tucker, I am a clinical psychologist, and I have been in the mental health field for 20 years. I treat adults, young adults, teens and seniors. Throughout the years I've practiced in many settings including; inpatient, outpatient, dual diagnosed, and mild to moderate severity. I work from culturally competent position, meaning I am self-aware. Allowing me to work with other cultures with diverse values, beliefs, feelings, religions, sexuality, ethnic background, and gender differences.
My name is Dr. Marnel Tucker, I am a clinical psychologist, and I have been in the mental health field for 20 years. I treat adults, young adults, teens and seniors. Throughout the years I've practiced in many settings including; inpatient, outpatient, dual diagnosed, and mild to moderate severity. I work from culturally competent position, meaning I am self-aware. Allowing me to work with other cultures with diverse values, beliefs, feelings, religions, sexuality, ethnic background, and gender differences.
(323) 870-1350 View (323) 870-1350
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Danielle Rowe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
I work with adults and teens around issues of anxiety, relationships, LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma, depression, and more. I aim to provide you with a reliable safe space to come to process unresolved issues and emotions. Therapy can help you make positive changes by deepening your understanding of what is driving your actions, thoughts, and feelings. I enjoy utilizing an integrative therapeutic approach influenced by psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and client-centered therapy.
I work with adults and teens around issues of anxiety, relationships, LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma, depression, and more. I aim to provide you with a reliable safe space to come to process unresolved issues and emotions. Therapy can help you make positive changes by deepening your understanding of what is driving your actions, thoughts, and feelings. I enjoy utilizing an integrative therapeutic approach influenced by psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and client-centered therapy.
(747) 529-9089 View (747) 529-9089
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Rodrigo Dasilva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
I am currently seeing clients in California and New York and Florida States. I believe Psychotherapy is a collaborative venture that can help people lead a fulfilling life and maintain healthy relationships. In our work together my intention is to create a judgement-free space where I can understand your personal experience and nurture and support you in your journey towards authenticity and change. If you suffer with states of depression, anxiety, or loneliness, or you feel generally dissatisfied with aspects of your life, through our work together we can explore skills and tools that move you toward growth
I am currently seeing clients in California and New York and Florida States. I believe Psychotherapy is a collaborative venture that can help people lead a fulfilling life and maintain healthy relationships. In our work together my intention is to create a judgement-free space where I can understand your personal experience and nurture and support you in your journey towards authenticity and change. If you suffer with states of depression, anxiety, or loneliness, or you feel generally dissatisfied with aspects of your life, through our work together we can explore skills and tools that move you toward growth
(646) 941-8097 View (646) 941-8097
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Rachel Neporent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I provide psychotherapy to young adults, adults, couples and families who would like to explore trauma, anxiety, and relationships. I am passionate about working with clients who are self-explorers, question askers, and have a profound desire to increase well-being. I specialize in the treatment of relational trauma, anxiety symptoms, relationship and attachment challenges. Our work will help you develop self-understanding + self-compassion, improve your relationship to self + others, build self-esteem + self-worth, challenge perfectionism + people pleasing, learn to set healthy boundaries, build coping skills and healthy habits.
I provide psychotherapy to young adults, adults, couples and families who would like to explore trauma, anxiety, and relationships. I am passionate about working with clients who are self-explorers, question askers, and have a profound desire to increase well-being. I specialize in the treatment of relational trauma, anxiety symptoms, relationship and attachment challenges. Our work will help you develop self-understanding + self-compassion, improve your relationship to self + others, build self-esteem + self-worth, challenge perfectionism + people pleasing, learn to set healthy boundaries, build coping skills and healthy habits.
(310) 744-6560 View (310) 744-6560
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Monique Nicole Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I pride myself on being aware of people's unique qualities and characteristics. I am empathetic, structured, honest, and will challenge you so that your progress is observable and empowering. Life gets complicated sometimes, and it feels like there are issues you cannot resolve on your own. That's where I come in. As your therapist I want your experience to be insightful, healing and supportive, so that you can grow and resolve these issues independently. I have experience working with all age groups, however, my primary focus is therapy with adults.
As a therapist, I pride myself on being aware of people's unique qualities and characteristics. I am empathetic, structured, honest, and will challenge you so that your progress is observable and empowering. Life gets complicated sometimes, and it feels like there are issues you cannot resolve on your own. That's where I come in. As your therapist I want your experience to be insightful, healing and supportive, so that you can grow and resolve these issues independently. I have experience working with all age groups, however, my primary focus is therapy with adults.
(323) 403-0236 View (323) 403-0236
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Dani Reisbaum
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
I offer an open, non-judgemental space where you can speak honestly about your thoughts and experiences while working towards your personal goals. As a queer, trauma-informed sex therapist, I enjoy working together to deconstruct the social scripts, pressures and ‘shoulds’ that often get in the way of our growth, healing and liberation. Some areas that I am especially passionate about working with are anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, gender identity, sexuality, relationship dynamics, existential questioning, sexual trauma and chronic pain.
I offer an open, non-judgemental space where you can speak honestly about your thoughts and experiences while working towards your personal goals. As a queer, trauma-informed sex therapist, I enjoy working together to deconstruct the social scripts, pressures and ‘shoulds’ that often get in the way of our growth, healing and liberation. Some areas that I am especially passionate about working with are anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, gender identity, sexuality, relationship dynamics, existential questioning, sexual trauma and chronic pain.
(310) 736-4293 View (310) 736-4293
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Anna Pow
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I see therapy as a collaborative and healing process. I view you as the expert on yourself. It is my job to gently shine a mirror and assist you in your empowerment and growth. During therapy sessions my clients are like a river. The therapeutic process is a kayak floating on the current provided by your thoughts and feelings. I am the paddle. I will steer, guide, and help you get unstuck but you determine the direction and the pace at which the process flows. My practice utilizes an integrative, process-orientated approach that is trauma informed and client centered.
I see therapy as a collaborative and healing process. I view you as the expert on yourself. It is my job to gently shine a mirror and assist you in your empowerment and growth. During therapy sessions my clients are like a river. The therapeutic process is a kayak floating on the current provided by your thoughts and feelings. I am the paddle. I will steer, guide, and help you get unstuck but you determine the direction and the pace at which the process flows. My practice utilizes an integrative, process-orientated approach that is trauma informed and client centered.
(323) 616-2062 View (323) 616-2062
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Sara Sherman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Many caregivers have trouble understanding and managing their child’s behavior. I will strengthen your relationship with your child by teaching you how they think, and empowering you to change how they behave. My specialties include ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, developmental disabilities, grief, OCD, oppositional defiance, and trauma.
Many caregivers have trouble understanding and managing their child’s behavior. I will strengthen your relationship with your child by teaching you how they think, and empowering you to change how they behave. My specialties include ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, developmental disabilities, grief, OCD, oppositional defiance, and trauma.
(323) 207-1752 View (323) 207-1752
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Dani Coleman
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Dani and I would love to work with you! My approach is strength-centered and collaborative. I can help you with understanding and managing anxiety, depression, and processing through past trauma. Together we can work on building emotional intelligence, distress tolerance, and communication skills. I'm a butch non-binary person who can empathize with those struggling to be trans in America right now. I've also got lived experience as a disabled and neurodivergent person.
Hi, I'm Dani and I would love to work with you! My approach is strength-centered and collaborative. I can help you with understanding and managing anxiety, depression, and processing through past trauma. Together we can work on building emotional intelligence, distress tolerance, and communication skills. I'm a butch non-binary person who can empathize with those struggling to be trans in America right now. I've also got lived experience as a disabled and neurodivergent person.
(562) 512-7125 View (562) 512-7125
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Adam Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Early on, Adam was intrigued by how we connect with ourselves and the world around us. His interests led him to explore a diverse range of cultures and beliefs. He received his masters degree in psychology, and further delved into meditation, sound healing, and other consciousness ideologies. Today, he uses a variety of those tools to help those around him. In an atmosphere free of judgement, Adam helps guide each individual through their journey to understand and love themselves more fully.
Early on, Adam was intrigued by how we connect with ourselves and the world around us. His interests led him to explore a diverse range of cultures and beliefs. He received his masters degree in psychology, and further delved into meditation, sound healing, and other consciousness ideologies. Today, he uses a variety of those tools to help those around him. In an atmosphere free of judgement, Adam helps guide each individual through their journey to understand and love themselves more fully.
(615) 338-6045 View (615) 338-6045
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Jonathan H Kruger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Change starts with the first step. Insight paired with action drives lasting change. However taking the step to foster change in one's emotional life can be frightening and overwhelming. With me you will find a safe, caring environment, where together we travel a path of emotional discovery that will lead you to a better life. Based in West Hollywood, my practice is designed to help you understand yourself at a fundamental level, to give you tools and craft an approach that is healing and meets your specific needs. Building trust in the therapeutic journey, in an atmosphere that supports emotional growth and lasting change.
Change starts with the first step. Insight paired with action drives lasting change. However taking the step to foster change in one's emotional life can be frightening and overwhelming. With me you will find a safe, caring environment, where together we travel a path of emotional discovery that will lead you to a better life. Based in West Hollywood, my practice is designed to help you understand yourself at a fundamental level, to give you tools and craft an approach that is healing and meets your specific needs. Building trust in the therapeutic journey, in an atmosphere that supports emotional growth and lasting change.
(310) 729-9062 View (310) 729-9062
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Christopher Kilbourne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
If you're interested in a seasoned therapist who’s sensitive and warmly engaging yet respectfully challenging, who has long-successfully addressed concerns like anxiety, depression, anger, compulsions, romance, sexuality and creative blocks, then I invite you to check out how I may be able to help solve your problems in ways that also result in more durable change and substantive healing by creatively getting to the roots of your issues and difficult feelings in a manner that honors your experience as sacred. Let's address your problem while transforming your struggles into a hero’s journey to increasing empowerment and capability!
If you're interested in a seasoned therapist who’s sensitive and warmly engaging yet respectfully challenging, who has long-successfully addressed concerns like anxiety, depression, anger, compulsions, romance, sexuality and creative blocks, then I invite you to check out how I may be able to help solve your problems in ways that also result in more durable change and substantive healing by creatively getting to the roots of your issues and difficult feelings in a manner that honors your experience as sacred. Let's address your problem while transforming your struggles into a hero’s journey to increasing empowerment and capability!
(323) 859-1383 View (323) 859-1383

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90046

400+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 90046 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
64% Life Transitions
61% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Optum

How Therapists in 90046 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

63% Female
36% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90046?

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.