Therapists in 90291

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Daniela Morse
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
Many people come to therapy feeling stuck, dissatisfied in relationships, anxious, depressed, and unsafe or uncomfortable in their bodies. Most people know what they want to change but it’s difficult because we are habitual creatures; we want to show up in the world in a different way but we’re drawn to the familiar way of doing and being. I can help you understand more about how your history, and the history of the generations before you, influences your current way of being in the world. I can help you get present and discover a more authentic way of living.
Many people come to therapy feeling stuck, dissatisfied in relationships, anxious, depressed, and unsafe or uncomfortable in their bodies. Most people know what they want to change but it’s difficult because we are habitual creatures; we want to show up in the world in a different way but we’re drawn to the familiar way of doing and being. I can help you understand more about how your history, and the history of the generations before you, influences your current way of being in the world. I can help you get present and discover a more authentic way of living.
(310) 256-2461 View (310) 256-2461
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Megan Bakva
Associate Clinical Social Worker
Verified
2 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
You may sense your potential for greater wellness, but feel weighed down by the pressure and uncertainty of our times. Perhaps you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you, stuck in a job or relationships that don’t feel meaningful, or haunted by painful emotions and memories. Maybe you just feel something is off. No matter where you are on your journey, I welcome you exactly as you are and I’m honored to support you in meeting your highest potential. Empaths, creatives, and entrepreneurs who crave healing and expansion often work with me to explore what’s keeping them stuck and create more harmony.
You may sense your potential for greater wellness, but feel weighed down by the pressure and uncertainty of our times. Perhaps you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you, stuck in a job or relationships that don’t feel meaningful, or haunted by painful emotions and memories. Maybe you just feel something is off. No matter where you are on your journey, I welcome you exactly as you are and I’m honored to support you in meeting your highest potential. Empaths, creatives, and entrepreneurs who crave healing and expansion often work with me to explore what’s keeping them stuck and create more harmony.
(310) 861-9746 View (310) 861-9746
Christopher Bollas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
If you are seeking psychoanalysis then you already know you are unhappy being your self. The task of the psychoanalyst is to listen to you carefully and help you learn from your own unconscious disclosures why and in what ways you thwart a better life for yourself. Psychoanalysis is inevitably, at some point, a generative critique. It is not for everyone.
If you are seeking psychoanalysis then you already know you are unhappy being your self. The task of the psychoanalyst is to listen to you carefully and help you learn from your own unconscious disclosures why and in what ways you thwart a better life for yourself. Psychoanalysis is inevitably, at some point, a generative critique. It is not for everyone.
(424) 484-8073 View (424) 484-8073
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Saman Khazani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
We are in uncertain times, and I understand how intense and traumatic this can be for you. Each of us are personally grieving, as well as grieving for humanity in some sense. I work with humans of all ages, including young children, which holds a special place in his heart (I work with Individuals, couples, and families as a whole) I am curious to learn more about what hurts, where you feel stuck, and create a safe space for you to process and grow from these experiences. Please keep reading to get a better understanding of how I work with you.
We are in uncertain times, and I understand how intense and traumatic this can be for you. Each of us are personally grieving, as well as grieving for humanity in some sense. I work with humans of all ages, including young children, which holds a special place in his heart (I work with Individuals, couples, and families as a whole) I am curious to learn more about what hurts, where you feel stuck, and create a safe space for you to process and grow from these experiences. Please keep reading to get a better understanding of how I work with you.
(424) 321-6872 View (424) 321-6872
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Barbro Klausner
Marriage & Family Therapist, Barbro Klausner, MA, MFT
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Do you feel lonely, misunderstood or maybe ashamed over something? Let's work together. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery. I offer a warm, safe and nurturing environment for you. My approach is to integrate the mind-body-spirit connection with mindfulness therapy, so that you can connect with your inner guide and your inner strength and wisdom. I can help you find your balance. I work with a range of emotional and behavioral issues that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem issues, grief, parenting support, and beyond.
Do you feel lonely, misunderstood or maybe ashamed over something? Let's work together. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery. I offer a warm, safe and nurturing environment for you. My approach is to integrate the mind-body-spirit connection with mindfulness therapy, so that you can connect with your inner guide and your inner strength and wisdom. I can help you find your balance. I work with a range of emotional and behavioral issues that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem issues, grief, parenting support, and beyond.
(310) 317-8685 View (310) 317-8685
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Claire Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
(424) 581-0767 View (424) 581-0767
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Abha Verma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us” - David Richo. Many of us struggle with the wounds of our past, the pain that we might be struggling with in our present, or the uncertainty of our future. Change can be scary; and sometimes it can feel easier to stay in the known, even when that brings fear, pain, or resentment. You being here recognizes that there is a part of you that is interested in changing. I come to you as a woman of color, a first-generation American, a mother, and a therapist – these roles influence my approach.
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us” - David Richo. Many of us struggle with the wounds of our past, the pain that we might be struggling with in our present, or the uncertainty of our future. Change can be scary; and sometimes it can feel easier to stay in the known, even when that brings fear, pain, or resentment. You being here recognizes that there is a part of you that is interested in changing. I come to you as a woman of color, a first-generation American, a mother, and a therapist – these roles influence my approach.
(310) 996-8908 View (310) 996-8908
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Dr. Shannon Magnis - Group Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
I have 20 years experience helping individuals, couples and groups find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
I have 20 years experience helping individuals, couples and groups find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
(310) 340-0978 View (310) 340-0978
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Therese Apontti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
Welcome, are you wanting to feel more connected to yourself? Do you feel stuck in repetitive habits knowing you're capable of more? You've come to the right place. I offer therapy from a holistic lens which explores how our mind, body, and spirit are interconnected. I focus with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life purpose, transitions, grief, spirituality, disconnection from self, multicultural experiences, career exploration, and relationships.
Welcome, are you wanting to feel more connected to yourself? Do you feel stuck in repetitive habits knowing you're capable of more? You've come to the right place. I offer therapy from a holistic lens which explores how our mind, body, and spirit are interconnected. I focus with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life purpose, transitions, grief, spirituality, disconnection from self, multicultural experiences, career exploration, and relationships.
(310) 359-1898 View (310) 359-1898
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Laurel Salmon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Laurel is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Susan Levin, LMFT47760. Utilizing an integrative approach of CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic perspectives, Laurel provides therapy through a holistic lens, aiming to see her clients from a full picture rather than just their symptomatology. Laurel works primarily with adolescents and young adults to treat clinical issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, unprocessed childhood trauma, identity, & self-esteem. She is passionate about helping people and believes that therapy is for everyone.
Laurel is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Susan Levin, LMFT47760. Utilizing an integrative approach of CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic perspectives, Laurel provides therapy through a holistic lens, aiming to see her clients from a full picture rather than just their symptomatology. Laurel works primarily with adolescents and young adults to treat clinical issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, unprocessed childhood trauma, identity, & self-esteem. She is passionate about helping people and believes that therapy is for everyone.
(424) 291-5237 View (424) 291-5237
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Carolynn Grainger
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Carolynn believes every person has a meaningful, unique story that has shaped their life. She is curious and passionate about developing relationships to better understand the backgrounds, experiences, and influential people in the lives of her clients. She focuses on understanding family of origin and childhood relationships and how they influence identity. She has been trained as a Strengths coach, helping people to lean into their natural abilities, talents and skills to manage challenging seasons of life. Carolynn has experience working with families, couples, and postpartum women in addition to individual clients.
Carolynn believes every person has a meaningful, unique story that has shaped their life. She is curious and passionate about developing relationships to better understand the backgrounds, experiences, and influential people in the lives of her clients. She focuses on understanding family of origin and childhood relationships and how they influence identity. She has been trained as a Strengths coach, helping people to lean into their natural abilities, talents and skills to manage challenging seasons of life. Carolynn has experience working with families, couples, and postpartum women in addition to individual clients.
(424) 499-8336 View (424) 499-8336
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Liam Kalin McAuliffe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MTS, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
Are you looking for an embodied, creative, collaborative, and deeply transformative approach to navigating your life's challenges? My clients are soulful individuals and couples who are serious about healing the root causes of pain and conflict. This journey means connecting with the deep wisdom of your psyche and becoming more courageous, vulnerable, empathic, and accountable in all areas of your life. Many of my clients describe themselves as people for whom talk therapy "hit a wall," and who are looking for a therapist who can help integrate the spiritual process of "waking up" with the emotional process of "growing up."
Are you looking for an embodied, creative, collaborative, and deeply transformative approach to navigating your life's challenges? My clients are soulful individuals and couples who are serious about healing the root causes of pain and conflict. This journey means connecting with the deep wisdom of your psyche and becoming more courageous, vulnerable, empathic, and accountable in all areas of your life. Many of my clients describe themselves as people for whom talk therapy "hit a wall," and who are looking for a therapist who can help integrate the spiritual process of "waking up" with the emotional process of "growing up."
(424) 577-5634 View (424) 577-5634
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Daniela Schoenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Finding the right therapist can be challenging, especially with so many to choose from. I hope to provide some insight into the type of therapist I am to see if this is the right fit for you! I specialize in working with individual adults and couples from all walks of life dealing with a variety of mental health issues. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship issues, stress, codependency, grief, self esteem issues, and more, I am here to help you with your personal growth and can be a catalyst for self improvement.
Finding the right therapist can be challenging, especially with so many to choose from. I hope to provide some insight into the type of therapist I am to see if this is the right fit for you! I specialize in working with individual adults and couples from all walks of life dealing with a variety of mental health issues. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship issues, stress, codependency, grief, self esteem issues, and more, I am here to help you with your personal growth and can be a catalyst for self improvement.
(424) 328-6470 View (424) 328-6470
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Matthew Cole
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC, EMDR
Verified
6 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
Not accepting new clients
I'm a compassionate counselor specializing in trauma-focused therapy, ensuring that you receive the space you need to heal and integrate at your own pace. Using somatic and mindfulness techniques, as well as EMDR, I address the mind-body connection. In our collaborative work, we prioritize your experiences and perspectives, creating a safe space for exploration while respecting your autonomy. With a focus on the person first, I provide support for your healing and moving forward. Your needs are my priority, and I offer empathetic and inclusive care for your overall well-being.
I'm a compassionate counselor specializing in trauma-focused therapy, ensuring that you receive the space you need to heal and integrate at your own pace. Using somatic and mindfulness techniques, as well as EMDR, I address the mind-body connection. In our collaborative work, we prioritize your experiences and perspectives, creating a safe space for exploration while respecting your autonomy. With a focus on the person first, I provide support for your healing and moving forward. Your needs are my priority, and I offer empathetic and inclusive care for your overall well-being.
(424) 544-3451 View (424) 544-3451
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Nancy Zoss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
I am an interactive therapist. I help clients attain their therapy goals more quickly by taking an active role, rather than simply mirroring their feelings, which I also do. I focus primarily on mind/body connections, however, my overall approach is creative and eclectic. In therapy we explore the past, finding connections to current patterns that cause pain and dysfunction; then work on bringing the client's life into balance. I have many years working in business, schools and private practice, working with depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, addictions, bereavement, relationship problems, occupational stresses, at-risk adolescents and marital problems.
I am an interactive therapist. I help clients attain their therapy goals more quickly by taking an active role, rather than simply mirroring their feelings, which I also do. I focus primarily on mind/body connections, however, my overall approach is creative and eclectic. In therapy we explore the past, finding connections to current patterns that cause pain and dysfunction; then work on bringing the client's life into balance. I have many years working in business, schools and private practice, working with depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, addictions, bereavement, relationship problems, occupational stresses, at-risk adolescents and marital problems.
(424) 294-8931 View (424) 294-8931
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Patch McCormick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
As a man, you may get told often that you are so "nice". On the one hand, you love this about yourself. You may pride yourself in being different than men that hurt you or were simply absent. Your sensitivity is a blessing and a curse. You often say yes when you want to say no, struggle to assert your needs, and frankly often don't know what you actually need, want, or feel because you've spent your whole life pleasing others. This leaves you feeling stuck at work and in relationships (or maybe you avoid relationships altogether). If you're a couple experiencing this dynamic, it can leave you both feeling disconnected and resentful.
As a man, you may get told often that you are so "nice". On the one hand, you love this about yourself. You may pride yourself in being different than men that hurt you or were simply absent. Your sensitivity is a blessing and a curse. You often say yes when you want to say no, struggle to assert your needs, and frankly often don't know what you actually need, want, or feel because you've spent your whole life pleasing others. This leaves you feeling stuck at work and in relationships (or maybe you avoid relationships altogether). If you're a couple experiencing this dynamic, it can leave you both feeling disconnected and resentful.
(818) 654-4908 View (818) 654-4908
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Chuck Eckstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Chuck Eckstein, a licensed MFT with 20 years in practice. I've assisted hundreds of clients who've struggled with depression, anxiety, relational problems and addictions. Many of these problems have taken hold due to either an inability or a reluctance to initiate change.
Hi, I'm Chuck Eckstein, a licensed MFT with 20 years in practice. I've assisted hundreds of clients who've struggled with depression, anxiety, relational problems and addictions. Many of these problems have taken hold due to either an inability or a reluctance to initiate change.
(310) 929-6053 View (310) 929-6053
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Hyim J Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Struggling with emotion disregulation? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. Self-compassion through self awareness. I can help you thrive and cultivate emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction-be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering.
Struggling with emotion disregulation? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. Self-compassion through self awareness. I can help you thrive and cultivate emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction-be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering.
(510) 491-9284 View (510) 491-9284
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Erica Nabatkhorian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Life is filled with inevitable change–some of which is more manageable than others. Youth, especially, undergo rapid transitions – in the development of the mind and body, within relationships, and with their emotions, identity, attitudes, and beliefs. Navigating these transitions on their own can be overwhelming, leading to incongruent living and problematic behaviors including withdrawing from peers or family, exhibiting defiance, or struggling at school. Children and adolescents also struggle with self-confidence leading to excessive worrying about the opinions of others, increased dysregulation, and a lack of calm and composure.
Life is filled with inevitable change–some of which is more manageable than others. Youth, especially, undergo rapid transitions – in the development of the mind and body, within relationships, and with their emotions, identity, attitudes, and beliefs. Navigating these transitions on their own can be overwhelming, leading to incongruent living and problematic behaviors including withdrawing from peers or family, exhibiting defiance, or struggling at school. Children and adolescents also struggle with self-confidence leading to excessive worrying about the opinions of others, increased dysregulation, and a lack of calm and composure.
(818) 812-5878 View (818) 812-5878
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Nadine Flowers
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Are you "doing everything you can" and still feel like something is missing? Maybe you don't love your job, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships, or quality of life. You want to make some changes, but aren't quite sure where to start. Working with someone who "gets it" can help a great deal. We will work together to identify possible blocks. In addition we will also explore ways for you to experience more peace, power, freedom, joy and fulfillment in your life.
Are you "doing everything you can" and still feel like something is missing? Maybe you don't love your job, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships, or quality of life. You want to make some changes, but aren't quite sure where to start. Working with someone who "gets it" can help a great deal. We will work together to identify possible blocks. In addition we will also explore ways for you to experience more peace, power, freedom, joy and fulfillment in your life.
(626) 790-7179 View (626) 790-7179

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Number of Therapists in 90291

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 90291 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
82% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
71% Grief
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
38% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
38% Other

How Therapists in 90291 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90291?

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.