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LeHenry Solomon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Hello, My name is LeHenry Solomon LMFT with over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages, races, and belief systems strengthening their emotional well-being to improve their quality of life. I ensure a safe, non-judgmental space for us to work together to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. I believe that each experience is an opportunity to learn, move forward, and grow with an understanding of how we see ourselves as well as how the world sees us. The most important approach I use is to ensure everyone I work with knows and understands their value, worth, and ability to achieve their goals.
Hello, My name is LeHenry Solomon LMFT with over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages, races, and belief systems strengthening their emotional well-being to improve their quality of life. I ensure a safe, non-judgmental space for us to work together to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. I believe that each experience is an opportunity to learn, move forward, and grow with an understanding of how we see ourselves as well as how the world sees us. The most important approach I use is to ensure everyone I work with knows and understands their value, worth, and ability to achieve their goals.
(562) 784-5807 View (562) 784-5807
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Joe Sasson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Hello, my name is Joe Sasson. I am a licensed clinical social worker, license 75121. I enjoy working with diverse populations, ages spanning from 8 to 108 years old. My approach to helping you is to listen to you attentively and then we, both together, figure out what your goals for therapy are. I believe in your strength and inner wisdom to help us guide the healing process. Strengthening you is the goal. I use EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), EFT (emotional freedom technique), TFT (thought field therapy), AIT (advanced integrative therapy), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and parts work.
Hello, my name is Joe Sasson. I am a licensed clinical social worker, license 75121. I enjoy working with diverse populations, ages spanning from 8 to 108 years old. My approach to helping you is to listen to you attentively and then we, both together, figure out what your goals for therapy are. I believe in your strength and inner wisdom to help us guide the healing process. Strengthening you is the goal. I use EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), EFT (emotional freedom technique), TFT (thought field therapy), AIT (advanced integrative therapy), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and parts work.
(562) 600-5667 View (562) 600-5667
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Aritcela Vega
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious? I am here to help with ongoing issues that can effect the quality of life that often cause presenting problems. A lot of times it is difficult to ask someone for help so I commend you on your choice to seek therapy. My style of therapy is from an emphatic genuine place. Hablo Espanol.
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious? I am here to help with ongoing issues that can effect the quality of life that often cause presenting problems. A lot of times it is difficult to ask someone for help so I commend you on your choice to seek therapy. My style of therapy is from an emphatic genuine place. Hablo Espanol.
(562) 837-2863 View (562) 837-2863
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Chelsea Monique Vinas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
Welcome! Bienvenidos! I am a bilingual therapist working with young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or difficulties with life transitions. I utilize a strength based approach in which we collaborate to increase your self-esteem, establishing trust and confidence in oneself. I work with you to uncover patterns that may have you feeling “stuck” and explore past events that may have led you to believe negative thoughts about yourself.
Welcome! Bienvenidos! I am a bilingual therapist working with young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or difficulties with life transitions. I utilize a strength based approach in which we collaborate to increase your self-esteem, establishing trust and confidence in oneself. I work with you to uncover patterns that may have you feeling “stuck” and explore past events that may have led you to believe negative thoughts about yourself.
(562) 207-5629 View (562) 207-5629
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Steady Grounds Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Do you find it difficult to navigate your emotions or relationships? At our practice, we prioritize your well-being and healing journey. Our therapists are committed to understanding your experiences and providing personalized interventions that resonate with you. We understand that life can present unexpected challenges. That's why we're dedicated to equipping you with effective coping skills to navigate difficult situations with resilience and confidence. Together, we'll explore strategies to manage stress, regulate emotions, and enhance your overall well-being.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Do you find it difficult to navigate your emotions or relationships? At our practice, we prioritize your well-being and healing journey. Our therapists are committed to understanding your experiences and providing personalized interventions that resonate with you. We understand that life can present unexpected challenges. That's why we're dedicated to equipping you with effective coping skills to navigate difficult situations with resilience and confidence. Together, we'll explore strategies to manage stress, regulate emotions, and enhance your overall well-being.
(562) 222-5019 View (562) 222-5019
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Lindsay Rosser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
It feels like you're falling apart. Each day brings overwhelming emotions or a sense of disconnection and numbness. Trusting others, expressing yourself, or prioritizing your needs without fearing judgment is an immense challenge. Inside, an exhausting internal battle rages, pulling you in conflicting directions. Everywhere you look, reminders of past harms infiltrate your mind, stifling your voice and fracturing your sense of security. Unrelenting pain makes the memory of vibrancy feel distant and unreachable. You long for a sense of peace and joy, yet they seem perpetually out of reach.
It feels like you're falling apart. Each day brings overwhelming emotions or a sense of disconnection and numbness. Trusting others, expressing yourself, or prioritizing your needs without fearing judgment is an immense challenge. Inside, an exhausting internal battle rages, pulling you in conflicting directions. Everywhere you look, reminders of past harms infiltrate your mind, stifling your voice and fracturing your sense of security. Unrelenting pain makes the memory of vibrancy feel distant and unreachable. You long for a sense of peace and joy, yet they seem perpetually out of reach.
(626) 593-4843 View (626) 593-4843
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Judy Wahl Talley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
Contemporary society places an enormous burden upon the individual to succeed - and look good while doing it - at the same time as the fabric of our families are disintegrating and social supports are fragmented. Many of us have survived a childhood of chaos and, if we have been able to form a lasting intimate relationship, find that our partner is ill-equipped as well, to surmount the many personal, financial, social, political challenges of today's world. My approach is informed by therapeutic practices which emphasize compassion, gaining insight, and developing acceptance of one's true self.
Contemporary society places an enormous burden upon the individual to succeed - and look good while doing it - at the same time as the fabric of our families are disintegrating and social supports are fragmented. Many of us have survived a childhood of chaos and, if we have been able to form a lasting intimate relationship, find that our partner is ill-equipped as well, to surmount the many personal, financial, social, political challenges of today's world. My approach is informed by therapeutic practices which emphasize compassion, gaining insight, and developing acceptance of one's true self.
(760) 731-6250 View (760) 731-6250
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Ana Ruiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Hello my name is Ana Ruiz, I am a Licensed Marriage Family and Child therapist. My work focuses on trauma, attachment disorder, anxiety, depression, life transitioning and parenting. My priority is to offer a strength based approach that works for you. My goal is to provide you with the tools necessary for you to transition from surviving to thriving, and provide an environment where you feel heard and validated. I work with children and adults. I am billingual in Spanish.
Hello my name is Ana Ruiz, I am a Licensed Marriage Family and Child therapist. My work focuses on trauma, attachment disorder, anxiety, depression, life transitioning and parenting. My priority is to offer a strength based approach that works for you. My goal is to provide you with the tools necessary for you to transition from surviving to thriving, and provide an environment where you feel heard and validated. I work with children and adults. I am billingual in Spanish.
(562) 784-9704 View (562) 784-9704
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Elizabeth Fernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
You don’t have to experience the challenges of life alone. Together we can make space for concerns related to feelings of sadness, anxiety, and anger, understanding upsetting or recurring thoughts, relationship challenges, social supports, feeling connected and attached to your baby, and/or addressing past traumas.
You don’t have to experience the challenges of life alone. Together we can make space for concerns related to feelings of sadness, anxiety, and anger, understanding upsetting or recurring thoughts, relationship challenges, social supports, feeling connected and attached to your baby, and/or addressing past traumas.
(562) 684-6704 View (562) 684-6704
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New Hope Family Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Downey, CA 90241
Se Habla Español. Llame para una consulta gratis. Are you finding yourself questioning what is your life's purpose? Wondering if this is where you need to be in life. Asking if you are making the right decision/choice? Are you experiencing periods of sadness, worry, frustration or sleepless nights? Are recent changes in life difficult to manage? Are you a new parent, a newlywed, are you going through a separation/Divorce? Have you been married for a while but have been struggling in communicating with your spouse? Do everyday life tasks seem difficult to complete and manage? Is your concern your child?
Se Habla Español. Llame para una consulta gratis. Are you finding yourself questioning what is your life's purpose? Wondering if this is where you need to be in life. Asking if you are making the right decision/choice? Are you experiencing periods of sadness, worry, frustration or sleepless nights? Are recent changes in life difficult to manage? Are you a new parent, a newlywed, are you going through a separation/Divorce? Have you been married for a while but have been struggling in communicating with your spouse? Do everyday life tasks seem difficult to complete and manage? Is your concern your child?
(562) 582-7424 View (562) 582-7424
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Vivian A Palencia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual Spanish speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. My counseling style is caring, interactive. and reflective. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. It takes courage to seek help in obtaining a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Uniquely, I use Cinematherapy as a form of psychoeducation and to promote a parallel process which fosters personal growth with a bonus of entertainment.
I am a bilingual Spanish speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. My counseling style is caring, interactive. and reflective. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. It takes courage to seek help in obtaining a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Uniquely, I use Cinematherapy as a form of psychoeducation and to promote a parallel process which fosters personal growth with a bonus of entertainment.
(562) 685-9339 View (562) 685-9339
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Ashley Nicole Long-Labaar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, APCC, AMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Hello, my name is Ashley N Long-Labaar (she/her). I hold an Associate License in both Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counseling. I provide individual therapy both via telehealth and in clinic in Downey CA. I am passionate about mental health and providing a safe non-judgmental space where clients can begin their journey to understanding and healing. I specialize in working with children and adolescents 0-17. I approach each therapeutic engagement with the understanding that for children this can be scary and work on building trust and rapport with my clients.
Hello, my name is Ashley N Long-Labaar (she/her). I hold an Associate License in both Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counseling. I provide individual therapy both via telehealth and in clinic in Downey CA. I am passionate about mental health and providing a safe non-judgmental space where clients can begin their journey to understanding and healing. I specialize in working with children and adolescents 0-17. I approach each therapeutic engagement with the understanding that for children this can be scary and work on building trust and rapport with my clients.
(562) 620-4309 View (562) 620-4309
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Ryan Silva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in California. I hold a Master's degree from Alliant International University and boast over a decade of professional experience. Throughout my 11 years in practice, I have specialized in providing comprehensive support to adults spanning various age groups, addressing a wide spectrum of mental health conditions. I feel like the impact I have on clients is to help empower clients in defining meaningful and achievable goals that align with their personal growth and well-being, fostering a sense of ownership and motivation throughout their therapeutic journey.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in California. I hold a Master's degree from Alliant International University and boast over a decade of professional experience. Throughout my 11 years in practice, I have specialized in providing comprehensive support to adults spanning various age groups, addressing a wide spectrum of mental health conditions. I feel like the impact I have on clients is to help empower clients in defining meaningful and achievable goals that align with their personal growth and well-being, fostering a sense of ownership and motivation throughout their therapeutic journey.
(562) 568-7358 View (562) 568-7358
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The Couples Therapy and Reunification Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
At The Couples Therapy and Reunification Counseling practice we offer a custom approach for each of our clients! We specialize in working with couples and court ordered reunification cases by using evidence-based practices. We start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. We then help you move forward by collaboratively working on a plan that best suits you, with support and thereafter celebrating each success with you. We offer an inclusive, safe space, trustworthy, non-judgmental environment, where you can be your authentic self!
At The Couples Therapy and Reunification Counseling practice we offer a custom approach for each of our clients! We specialize in working with couples and court ordered reunification cases by using evidence-based practices. We start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. We then help you move forward by collaboratively working on a plan that best suits you, with support and thereafter celebrating each success with you. We offer an inclusive, safe space, trustworthy, non-judgmental environment, where you can be your authentic self!
(323) 621-3765 x101 View (323) 621-3765 x101
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Alejandro De Elias
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
I use therapy to find reconciliation of your "Thoughts and Emotions" to resolve conflicting feelings within yourself. My approach focuses on building a mutual relationship with you that reduces depression, anxiety and stress. I tirelessly will work to find the triggers that cause depression, anxiety and stress. I will reduce painful symptoms and emotions that causes negative "thoughts and behaviors." My goal is to get you back on your feet (emotionally) as soon as possible.
I use therapy to find reconciliation of your "Thoughts and Emotions" to resolve conflicting feelings within yourself. My approach focuses on building a mutual relationship with you that reduces depression, anxiety and stress. I tirelessly will work to find the triggers that cause depression, anxiety and stress. I will reduce painful symptoms and emotions that causes negative "thoughts and behaviors." My goal is to get you back on your feet (emotionally) as soon as possible.
(562) 444-1417 View (562) 444-1417
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Jeffrey T. Middleton, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
I am a former Adjunct Faculty in the graduate program at Cal State Long Beach, and I have a small private practice with a few openings. I work with adults, couples and older teens to help them feel more free, alive and connected with others. Sometimes the work begins by decreasing symptoms such as anxiety, family conflict, depression, trauma reactions, etc. Once those symptoms decrease, the work often evolves into more personal growth work, such as exploring family of origin issues and/or barriers to deeper levels of connection and intimacy.
I am a former Adjunct Faculty in the graduate program at Cal State Long Beach, and I have a small private practice with a few openings. I work with adults, couples and older teens to help them feel more free, alive and connected with others. Sometimes the work begins by decreasing symptoms such as anxiety, family conflict, depression, trauma reactions, etc. Once those symptoms decrease, the work often evolves into more personal growth work, such as exploring family of origin issues and/or barriers to deeper levels of connection and intimacy.
(562) 276-2168 View (562) 276-2168
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Patricia G Pasillas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome to my Psychology today page. My name is Patricia Pasillas (LCSW) and I'm a first generation Latina located here in the heart of Southern California. Throughout the last 14 years of my career as a licensed clinical social worker I've build a solid reputation for not only breaking down the barriers within society but it's my eagerness to help open the doors for others that truly separates me from others in this line of work.
Hello and Welcome to my Psychology today page. My name is Patricia Pasillas (LCSW) and I'm a first generation Latina located here in the heart of Southern California. Throughout the last 14 years of my career as a licensed clinical social worker I've build a solid reputation for not only breaking down the barriers within society but it's my eagerness to help open the doors for others that truly separates me from others in this line of work.
(562) 655-8279 View (562) 655-8279
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Sharon Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Sharon Jones was born in the city of Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in the rural area of Coushatta, Louisiana. Her early life was shaped by humble beginnings. Sharon traveled to San Francisco on the bus with a hand full of change looking for a better life. Sharon resides in California and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Sharon has work experience of over 30 years in behavioral healthcare serving others.
Sharon Jones was born in the city of Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in the rural area of Coushatta, Louisiana. Her early life was shaped by humble beginnings. Sharon traveled to San Francisco on the bus with a hand full of change looking for a better life. Sharon resides in California and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Sharon has work experience of over 30 years in behavioral healthcare serving others.
(562) 561-1608 View (562) 561-1608
Xenia Blanco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist California, and work with clients via tele-health.I have 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples, helping them achieve their mental health goals. This will happen by understanding their emotions and providing them with the tools to improve their emotional and psychological well-being. Emotional problems, depression, relationship problems, behavioral problems, anger management and ADHD are my strongest areas.
Hello, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist California, and work with clients via tele-health.I have 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples, helping them achieve their mental health goals. This will happen by understanding their emotions and providing them with the tools to improve their emotional and psychological well-being. Emotional problems, depression, relationship problems, behavioral problems, anger management and ADHD are my strongest areas.
(562) 620-4230 View (562) 620-4230
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Ngoc Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Hi there, I'm Ngoc, a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am experienced in treating anxiety disorders, life transitions, relationship/marital issues, traumatic experiences, and the grief and loss process. I love utilizing my bilingual/ bicultural background and my Christian belief system while relying on my relational-intuitive-integrative approach to work on issues that are unique to individuals' lives. I work to understand individuals through the lens of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Theory, Psychodynamic, and Family Systems, and help them tell their stories in a God-centered way (Narrative Therapy).
Hi there, I'm Ngoc, a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am experienced in treating anxiety disorders, life transitions, relationship/marital issues, traumatic experiences, and the grief and loss process. I love utilizing my bilingual/ bicultural background and my Christian belief system while relying on my relational-intuitive-integrative approach to work on issues that are unique to individuals' lives. I work to understand individuals through the lens of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Theory, Psychodynamic, and Family Systems, and help them tell their stories in a God-centered way (Narrative Therapy).
(530) 296-8517 View (530) 296-8517
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Number of Therapists in 90241

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 90241 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
81% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
67% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
84% Optum

How Therapists in 90241 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90241?

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.