Therapists in 90265

Photo of James Kalivas, Psychologist in 90265, CA
James Kalivas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90265
It takes time to choose the best therapist for you. When you're ready, let's talk and see if we might be a good fit. I appreciate the importance of this process, which is why I offer a free phone consultation to address any questions or concerns you may have prior to scheduling an appointment. Consider me a resource- even if we don't end up working together. Remember, life can be much more than survival. Change is closer than you may think. Keep reaching out.
It takes time to choose the best therapist for you. When you're ready, let's talk and see if we might be a good fit. I appreciate the importance of this process, which is why I offer a free phone consultation to address any questions or concerns you may have prior to scheduling an appointment. Consider me a resource- even if we don't end up working together. Remember, life can be much more than survival. Change is closer than you may think. Keep reaching out.
(424) 329-6022 View (424) 329-6022
Photo of The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center in 90265, CA
The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
The Pointe Malibu is committed to helping you with your chronic pain, suffering, and substance use. Our staff, headed by Dr. Mel Pohl, with extensive experience in the treatment of chronic pain and co-occurring disorders, implements holistic programs that heal you as a whole person. Working under the umbrella of our comprehensive Integrated Care Alliance, we utilize a dedicated team approach to your recovery. We offer world-class Medical, Clinical and Holistic services to individuals experiencing Substance Abuse and/or Dependence disorders, Mental Health Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
The Pointe Malibu is committed to helping you with your chronic pain, suffering, and substance use. Our staff, headed by Dr. Mel Pohl, with extensive experience in the treatment of chronic pain and co-occurring disorders, implements holistic programs that heal you as a whole person. Working under the umbrella of our comprehensive Integrated Care Alliance, we utilize a dedicated team approach to your recovery. We offer world-class Medical, Clinical and Holistic services to individuals experiencing Substance Abuse and/or Dependence disorders, Mental Health Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
(805) 424-5899 View (805) 424-5899
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Alisa Ruby Bash
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
Are you going through a challenging period in your life? Do you feel stuck in a situation you would like to change? Covid has triggered so much trauma this year. You are not alone. Do you struggle with anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, blocks, or insecurities? Do you wonder if there is more to life and how to find lasting peace and happiness, or balance in your life? I work with clients through traditional therapy, & a mind, body, spirit approach, including kundalini yoga, sound healing, and meditation. My goal is to help my clients find peace & create lasting change in all areas of their lives in my oceanfront Malibu office.
Are you going through a challenging period in your life? Do you feel stuck in a situation you would like to change? Covid has triggered so much trauma this year. You are not alone. Do you struggle with anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, blocks, or insecurities? Do you wonder if there is more to life and how to find lasting peace and happiness, or balance in your life? I work with clients through traditional therapy, & a mind, body, spirit approach, including kundalini yoga, sound healing, and meditation. My goal is to help my clients find peace & create lasting change in all areas of their lives in my oceanfront Malibu office.
(424) 570-1259 View (424) 570-1259
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Amaris T Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
In this day and age it can be very difficult to just exist. The world appears to be evolving faster each day which can make it extremely difficult to be grounded with oneself. At times, one could feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed because the amount one has to manage on their own. Finding peace in a world that is unpredictable and scary can appear unattainable. I write this because I live in this world as well. I view therapy as a means to finding the tools and skills to cope with trauma, addiction, work, relationship distress, and/or family dynamics to ultimately find empowerment in oneself.
In this day and age it can be very difficult to just exist. The world appears to be evolving faster each day which can make it extremely difficult to be grounded with oneself. At times, one could feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed because the amount one has to manage on their own. Finding peace in a world that is unpredictable and scary can appear unattainable. I write this because I live in this world as well. I view therapy as a means to finding the tools and skills to cope with trauma, addiction, work, relationship distress, and/or family dynamics to ultimately find empowerment in oneself.
(310) 861-7913 View (310) 861-7913
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Malibu Psychotherapy: Julie Hoffman Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-IAYT, ERYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90265  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I come from the world of Narrative Post Modern Psychotherapy and have a practical, down to earth style with direct, candid conversation to keep the therapeutic relationship responsive to your needs. I work together with clients when designing short and long treatment plans, according to the diverse needs of individuals, couples and families. Since I am also a certified yoga therapist I am able to combine elements of advanced, personalized breath practices with tools from Cognitive Behavioral therapy. This evidence based combination is often highly effective when taught by a certified yoga therapist who also knows a client well.
I come from the world of Narrative Post Modern Psychotherapy and have a practical, down to earth style with direct, candid conversation to keep the therapeutic relationship responsive to your needs. I work together with clients when designing short and long treatment plans, according to the diverse needs of individuals, couples and families. Since I am also a certified yoga therapist I am able to combine elements of advanced, personalized breath practices with tools from Cognitive Behavioral therapy. This evidence based combination is often highly effective when taught by a certified yoga therapist who also knows a client well.
(424) 285-1739 View (424) 285-1739
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Justin J Leitstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
Justin Leitstein is a marriage and family therapist. The Malibu-based psychotherapist and former director of two acclaimed treatment centers works with individuals, couples, and families. Justin has an established reputation amongst many treatment professionals for providing instrumental therapeutic results for a wide range of challenges. He draws upon his refined therapeutic resources to deliver customized treatment programs for individuals and families.
Justin Leitstein is a marriage and family therapist. The Malibu-based psychotherapist and former director of two acclaimed treatment centers works with individuals, couples, and families. Justin has an established reputation amongst many treatment professionals for providing instrumental therapeutic results for a wide range of challenges. He draws upon his refined therapeutic resources to deliver customized treatment programs for individuals and families.
(323) 886-9568 View (323) 886-9568
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Hannah M Rodriguez
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
Stress/anxiety/depression has been rising rapidly. Transitions are hard, and our nervous systems are exhausted. Hannah gets that. As a Licensed Psychotherapist and Nationally Certified Counselor, Hannah incorporates her mental health degree with Yoga to implement healing on all levels. She also teaches breathwork and meditation to help her clients experience the amazing benefits of being mindful of their breath and the present moment. Hannah is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Energy Worker, and a certified NeuroEmotional Technique practitioner. She is vegan and loves spending time in the sun and sand.
Stress/anxiety/depression has been rising rapidly. Transitions are hard, and our nervous systems are exhausted. Hannah gets that. As a Licensed Psychotherapist and Nationally Certified Counselor, Hannah incorporates her mental health degree with Yoga to implement healing on all levels. She also teaches breathwork and meditation to help her clients experience the amazing benefits of being mindful of their breath and the present moment. Hannah is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Energy Worker, and a certified NeuroEmotional Technique practitioner. She is vegan and loves spending time in the sun and sand.
(424) 304-1711 View (424) 304-1711
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Karen Gurr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90265
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist that uses Integrative therapy, combining Evidence-based modalities with CAMs, such as Brainspotting and Havening. I treat substance use issues, PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal challenges, couples and families. In today's world, people from all walks of life struggle with the very real issues that come with just being human. Stress, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma are everyday experiences for many. How we deal with them often determines our capacity for balance, health and happiness. Therapy can be an effective tool for identifying and resolving such issues.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist that uses Integrative therapy, combining Evidence-based modalities with CAMs, such as Brainspotting and Havening. I treat substance use issues, PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal challenges, couples and families. In today's world, people from all walks of life struggle with the very real issues that come with just being human. Stress, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma are everyday experiences for many. How we deal with them often determines our capacity for balance, health and happiness. Therapy can be an effective tool for identifying and resolving such issues.
(323) 709-8334 View (323) 709-8334
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Patrick Kenney
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
I help people find relief from the effects of trauma. That is just the fancy Greek word for wound, and we all get wounded in various ways at all stages of life. The worst part of trauma is that it teaches us things: things about our worth and value, our safety, who to trust (or not), and what we can expect the future to hold. These learnings will always be limiting, and they will have the ability to commandeer the nervous system to make sure nothing like that ever happens again. If you are held back by poor self-esteem, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or addiction, things can change no matter how long the problem has been going on.
I help people find relief from the effects of trauma. That is just the fancy Greek word for wound, and we all get wounded in various ways at all stages of life. The worst part of trauma is that it teaches us things: things about our worth and value, our safety, who to trust (or not), and what we can expect the future to hold. These learnings will always be limiting, and they will have the ability to commandeer the nervous system to make sure nothing like that ever happens again. If you are held back by poor self-esteem, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or addiction, things can change no matter how long the problem has been going on.
(424) 403-1038 View (424) 403-1038
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Lydia Luna
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
You may be going through a time in your life when it has become too complicated or overwhelming; you may be struggling with feelings of loneliness, sadness or anxiety. Maybe you feel unsatisfied with your relationships or simply need to re-evaluate your life to gain a better sense of direction. All of this is happening because it is time to re-examine and attend to yourself. Your life's journey deserves to be explored and you don't have to go through it alone. If you're interested in taking a Holistic Therapeutic Approach or exploring Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, book your consultation and let's begin your healing journey today.
You may be going through a time in your life when it has become too complicated or overwhelming; you may be struggling with feelings of loneliness, sadness or anxiety. Maybe you feel unsatisfied with your relationships or simply need to re-evaluate your life to gain a better sense of direction. All of this is happening because it is time to re-examine and attend to yourself. Your life's journey deserves to be explored and you don't have to go through it alone. If you're interested in taking a Holistic Therapeutic Approach or exploring Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, book your consultation and let's begin your healing journey today.
(747) 279-3049 View (747) 279-3049
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Tieara Leeann
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
My goal is to provide a safe space for exploring feelings, resolving issues, personal growth, and rebuilding relationships. Therapy is a partnership we will enter in together to best support your individual or family needs. The ideal client is one who is ready to take the first step in this partnership with an open mind and heart. It is not an easy task, but the rewards of focusing on your personal journey and growth are great.
My goal is to provide a safe space for exploring feelings, resolving issues, personal growth, and rebuilding relationships. Therapy is a partnership we will enter in together to best support your individual or family needs. The ideal client is one who is ready to take the first step in this partnership with an open mind and heart. It is not an easy task, but the rewards of focusing on your personal journey and growth are great.
(747) 330-0504 View (747) 330-0504
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Dr. Andrea F Polard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90265  (Online Only)
Thank you for reaching out, which is a first, brave step in finding the therapist you like -the best predictor for therapeutic success. I feel blessed in my role as a therapist and deeply love my work. My clients suffer from depression, new relational wounds, old wounds and trauma, stress, anxiety, autism, and/or LGBTQ+ related problems. Because happiness and success depend on a sense of interconnectedness, my clients often seek to improve the quality of their relationships to themselves (inner peace, self-love, mindfulness, clarity), others (e.g., partnerships, parents, friends, employers), and the universe that can seem so cold.
Thank you for reaching out, which is a first, brave step in finding the therapist you like -the best predictor for therapeutic success. I feel blessed in my role as a therapist and deeply love my work. My clients suffer from depression, new relational wounds, old wounds and trauma, stress, anxiety, autism, and/or LGBTQ+ related problems. Because happiness and success depend on a sense of interconnectedness, my clients often seek to improve the quality of their relationships to themselves (inner peace, self-love, mindfulness, clarity), others (e.g., partnerships, parents, friends, employers), and the universe that can seem so cold.
(310) 879-5949 View (310) 879-5949
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Ronna Hoffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
I work in many ways depending on the unique situation of my clients. I find that working on both a conscious and subconscious level to be extremely precise and powerful in getting to the root of a problem, changing patterns and programming, letting go, facilitating a natural healing process, and replacing unhealthy with healthy ways of fulfilling certain needs, and achieving certain goals.
I work in many ways depending on the unique situation of my clients. I find that working on both a conscious and subconscious level to be extremely precise and powerful in getting to the root of a problem, changing patterns and programming, letting go, facilitating a natural healing process, and replacing unhealthy with healthy ways of fulfilling certain needs, and achieving certain goals.
(424) 224-9982 View (424) 224-9982
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Jeffrey Titcher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
I treat adults, couples, families, and children. I view treatment from a developmental perspective and will meet the client wherever they exist on the life span continuum, and whenever they have difficulty negotiating the next step. I have an expertise in disorders of attachment, as well as exposure therapy for trauma, and I've trained many classes of interns and psychologists, in the treatment of these disorders utilizing neurological correlates to psychological mechanisms. My focus is on training the individual to understand his/her own process, so that dissociated material can be integrated, bringing the individual into the present moment.
I treat adults, couples, families, and children. I view treatment from a developmental perspective and will meet the client wherever they exist on the life span continuum, and whenever they have difficulty negotiating the next step. I have an expertise in disorders of attachment, as well as exposure therapy for trauma, and I've trained many classes of interns and psychologists, in the treatment of these disorders utilizing neurological correlates to psychological mechanisms. My focus is on training the individual to understand his/her own process, so that dissociated material can be integrated, bringing the individual into the present moment.
(424) 256-1790 View (424) 256-1790
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Dr. Jeremy Fink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90265
I specialize in short and long term psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for individual adults, couples, children, adolescents, and parents. I am a trained psychoanalyst, a child specialist, with additional training in cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR. I focus on the importance of finding balance, vision, creativity, and meaning in one's life. From disorder and chaos comes balance and order. My clients have found my approach to mental health effective in creating long-term positive change.
I specialize in short and long term psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for individual adults, couples, children, adolescents, and parents. I am a trained psychoanalyst, a child specialist, with additional training in cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR. I focus on the importance of finding balance, vision, creativity, and meaning in one's life. From disorder and chaos comes balance and order. My clients have found my approach to mental health effective in creating long-term positive change.
(310) 906-2738 View (310) 906-2738
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Norma Monroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
We all have shared realities that change day by day with each experience and interaction with individuals. Whether it’s childhood experiences or current circumstances leading you towards healing through therapy, I want to help you understand and heal. I've helped people with everyday challenges such as cultural or relational issues or deep-rooted trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety. My focus is on the person-centered approach and starts where you feel comfortable and together helps you overcome what brought you to therapy.
We all have shared realities that change day by day with each experience and interaction with individuals. Whether it’s childhood experiences or current circumstances leading you towards healing through therapy, I want to help you understand and heal. I've helped people with everyday challenges such as cultural or relational issues or deep-rooted trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety. My focus is on the person-centered approach and starts where you feel comfortable and together helps you overcome what brought you to therapy.
(424) 622-4588 View (424) 622-4588
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David E Bresler
Psychologist, PhD, LAC, DiplAc, NCCAOM, AAPM
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265  (Online Only)
My practice focuses on helping individuals, couples, and families who are suffering from emotional or physical pain or the aftereffects of trauma. We help them resolve the traumatic experience, as well as its consequences (e.g. physical pain, stress, disability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, medication dependence, isolation, etc.) Although many of our patients have not responded well to prior therapies, we've had outstanding success in helping them move from feeling a severe loss to finding a new and positive beginning. We love to work with people who are ready to change and eager to learn how to do it.
My practice focuses on helping individuals, couples, and families who are suffering from emotional or physical pain or the aftereffects of trauma. We help them resolve the traumatic experience, as well as its consequences (e.g. physical pain, stress, disability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, medication dependence, isolation, etc.) Although many of our patients have not responded well to prior therapies, we've had outstanding success in helping them move from feeling a severe loss to finding a new and positive beginning. We love to work with people who are ready to change and eager to learn how to do it.
(562) 250-5763 x1 View (562) 250-5763 x1
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Jacob Wilen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life would be much easier if we only faced one problem at a time. Instead, we are often handed a rough mix of stressful situations, emotional rollercoasters, and family conflicts—Sometimes all in a single day. For those with the added burden of a mental health disorder, it can sometimes feel impossible. Getting some extra support can help you manage symptoms, find solutions, and create a life worth living. Many of my clients have completed an inpatient or intensive treatment program and want to continue their progress with sessions once or twice per week.
Life would be much easier if we only faced one problem at a time. Instead, we are often handed a rough mix of stressful situations, emotional rollercoasters, and family conflicts—Sometimes all in a single day. For those with the added burden of a mental health disorder, it can sometimes feel impossible. Getting some extra support can help you manage symptoms, find solutions, and create a life worth living. Many of my clients have completed an inpatient or intensive treatment program and want to continue their progress with sessions once or twice per week.
(310) 987-4282 View (310) 987-4282
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Chrystal Rahmani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90265  (Online Only)
Life can be rough. Perhaps you are wondering if things will ever get better. Perhaps you want to learn more about yourself and the patterns that are linked to your unhappiness. Perhaps you want to explore your relationships, or work life. Whatever the challenge, psychotherapy can serve as powerful means to get curious and institute the growth and change you are seeking.
Life can be rough. Perhaps you are wondering if things will ever get better. Perhaps you want to learn more about yourself and the patterns that are linked to your unhappiness. Perhaps you want to explore your relationships, or work life. Whatever the challenge, psychotherapy can serve as powerful means to get curious and institute the growth and change you are seeking.
(424) 297-5698 View (424) 297-5698
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Joanne Mednick
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90265
Dr. Mednick is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specialized in a unique blend of various methodologies to offer her clients the deepest possible healing. Dr. Mednick has built her practice with clients worldwide. Through illness,trauma and addictions therapy, she transitions clients with the identification of living as "victims" or "survivors" all the way to that of living as "thrivers." Dr. Mednick strives to bring her clients completion in the trauma/addiction/illness cycle, and to move them from pull into the trauma vortex (pain and chaos) towards easily and consciously choosing the healing vortex (calm and relaxed).
Dr. Mednick is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specialized in a unique blend of various methodologies to offer her clients the deepest possible healing. Dr. Mednick has built her practice with clients worldwide. Through illness,trauma and addictions therapy, she transitions clients with the identification of living as "victims" or "survivors" all the way to that of living as "thrivers." Dr. Mednick strives to bring her clients completion in the trauma/addiction/illness cycle, and to move them from pull into the trauma vortex (pain and chaos) towards easily and consciously choosing the healing vortex (calm and relaxed).
(310) 627-2241 View (310) 627-2241

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90265

100+

Average cost per session

$225

Therapists in 90265 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
70% Self Esteem
68% Grief

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
49% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in 90265 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90265?

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.