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Eric Grady
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Eric Grady is a Psychologist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2015. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004. He then attended West Virginia University, completing a master's and doctorate in clinical child psychology from West Virginia University in 2011. Following his graduate education, Eric completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship working with adults in a substance abuse treatment services research program. Eric offers compassionate, nonjudgmental, individualized care focused on meeting people where they are in their behavior change process.
Eric Grady is a Psychologist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2015. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004. He then attended West Virginia University, completing a master's and doctorate in clinical child psychology from West Virginia University in 2011. Following his graduate education, Eric completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship working with adults in a substance abuse treatment services research program. Eric offers compassionate, nonjudgmental, individualized care focused on meeting people where they are in their behavior change process.
(424) 533-7007 View (424) 533-7007
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Justin Ayres
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to a life that develops the wholeness of Psyche or the Soul. I have worked with children and families, issues of addiction and personality development. My goal is to continue to work on raising a sense of personal dignity for my patients as they approach and encounter their life, and see the dignity in others. My training has been in the traditions of Depth Psychology, experiencing remarkable practices as presented at Pacifica Graduate Institute and at the CG Jung Institute of Los Angeles.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to a life that develops the wholeness of Psyche or the Soul. I have worked with children and families, issues of addiction and personality development. My goal is to continue to work on raising a sense of personal dignity for my patients as they approach and encounter their life, and see the dignity in others. My training has been in the traditions of Depth Psychology, experiencing remarkable practices as presented at Pacifica Graduate Institute and at the CG Jung Institute of Los Angeles.
(424) 581-0140 View (424) 581-0140
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Psychoanalysis @ BHE by Dr. Nadia Bijaoui
Licensed Psychoanalyst, DHEd, PhD, MAP, RP
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Invitation to a Journey inspired by Charles Baudelaire “Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté.“ I practice a therapy model that I copyrighted: "Psychoanalysis Redesigned (PsyR) – Freud a Misunderstood Scientist". PsyR re-introduces selected Freudian concepts while incorporating other therapy dynamics or creating one for you. If necessary, sexuality, a misunderstood Freudian concept, is adapted to today lifestyle. Inner peace, personal life satisfaction, and social integration are the purpose of PsyR
Invitation to a Journey inspired by Charles Baudelaire “Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté.“ I practice a therapy model that I copyrighted: "Psychoanalysis Redesigned (PsyR) – Freud a Misunderstood Scientist". PsyR re-introduces selected Freudian concepts while incorporating other therapy dynamics or creating one for you. If necessary, sexuality, a misunderstood Freudian concept, is adapted to today lifestyle. Inner peace, personal life satisfaction, and social integration are the purpose of PsyR
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Caitlin Blue
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401  (Online Only)
I am looking to create solid therapeutic alliances to help my clients further their understanding of psychological patterns and unconscious motivations.
I am looking to create solid therapeutic alliances to help my clients further their understanding of psychological patterns and unconscious motivations.
(424) 581-1158 View (424) 581-1158
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Janice Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401  (Online Only)
I offer a pragmatic approach designed to help clients identify and change behaviors that are preventing them from living the life they want. We all developed coping strategies when we were young to protect ourselves. While they helped us survive at the time, they are often the very things holding us back now.
I offer a pragmatic approach designed to help clients identify and change behaviors that are preventing them from living the life they want. We all developed coping strategies when we were young to protect ourselves. While they helped us survive at the time, they are often the very things holding us back now.
(213) 986-2812 View (213) 986-2812
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Elizabeth Hawkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401  (Online Only)
When the topic of sexual intimacy comes up, you freeze. It’s confusing for you because although it’s something you want, you find yourself avoiding it as much as possible. Knowing that other people have satisfying sex lives makes you feel left behind or like something’s wrong with you. It’s hurting your confidence; preventing you from moving forward or connecting deeply with people. You feel like you’re betraying yourself. You want so badly to experience the kind of intimacy others experience. You’ve tried self-help books and talk therapy, but it didn’t make a difference. You wonder, “Is it related to my past? How could that be?”
When the topic of sexual intimacy comes up, you freeze. It’s confusing for you because although it’s something you want, you find yourself avoiding it as much as possible. Knowing that other people have satisfying sex lives makes you feel left behind or like something’s wrong with you. It’s hurting your confidence; preventing you from moving forward or connecting deeply with people. You feel like you’re betraying yourself. You want so badly to experience the kind of intimacy others experience. You’ve tried self-help books and talk therapy, but it didn’t make a difference. You wonder, “Is it related to my past? How could that be?”
(424) 622-6962 View (424) 622-6962
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Brandy Ziriax
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Asking for help is hard. However, once you take that first step, it can be life-changing. Anything is possible by learning practical communication skills and building a positive self-view. My approach prioritizes my client’s needs and input to help them help themselves. I hold degrees in psychology and Biology, which provide an awareness and understanding of biological, chemical, and psychological intersections for mental health treatment.
Asking for help is hard. However, once you take that first step, it can be life-changing. Anything is possible by learning practical communication skills and building a positive self-view. My approach prioritizes my client’s needs and input to help them help themselves. I hold degrees in psychology and Biology, which provide an awareness and understanding of biological, chemical, and psychological intersections for mental health treatment.
(424) 378-3715 View (424) 378-3715
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Alexandra Neff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Monica, Goleta, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD, PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Monica, Goleta, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD, PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
(424) 395-5478 View (424) 395-5478
Photo of Kurt Vaillancourt, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kurt Vaillancourt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401  (Online Only)
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life. WellPsyche is also a leader in Telemedicine. Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work.
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life. WellPsyche is also a leader in Telemedicine. Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work.
(310) 388-3651 View (310) 388-3651
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Alex Frank
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
During challenging times, a lot that we've taken for granted - health, finances, career, dating - may feel precarious, doomed even. I help people identify any "thinking" obstacles you may have, in order to push past limiting assumptions or sabotaging beliefs. In a therapeutic relationship, you and I work towards acceptance and empowered management of challenges, expanding your tools and freeing up space. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal Therapies (IPT) and IFS therapies, I also pull from traditional psychodynamic theory (including attachment) and mindfulness approaches to help facilitate your desired change.
During challenging times, a lot that we've taken for granted - health, finances, career, dating - may feel precarious, doomed even. I help people identify any "thinking" obstacles you may have, in order to push past limiting assumptions or sabotaging beliefs. In a therapeutic relationship, you and I work towards acceptance and empowered management of challenges, expanding your tools and freeing up space. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal Therapies (IPT) and IFS therapies, I also pull from traditional psychodynamic theory (including attachment) and mindfulness approaches to help facilitate your desired change.
(424) 304-1009 View (424) 304-1009
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Daniya Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Have you found yourself feeling down, confused, second guessing yourself, or even stuck with what to do or where to go? Might even feel depressed, anxious, or frozen in a way you've never experienced before? I use a combination of mind and body teachings to guide you in exploring present triggers and find ways to release them. I create a casual, comfortable, and authentic feel to our therapy sessions to help us build a safe environment to explore your thoughts, feelings, and vulnerabilities. My clients have shared their appreciation for my genuine and compassionate nature which helps make therapy work feel less intimidating.
Have you found yourself feeling down, confused, second guessing yourself, or even stuck with what to do or where to go? Might even feel depressed, anxious, or frozen in a way you've never experienced before? I use a combination of mind and body teachings to guide you in exploring present triggers and find ways to release them. I create a casual, comfortable, and authentic feel to our therapy sessions to help us build a safe environment to explore your thoughts, feelings, and vulnerabilities. My clients have shared their appreciation for my genuine and compassionate nature which helps make therapy work feel less intimidating.
(415) 965-4841 View (415) 965-4841
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Sankofa Holistic Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401  (Online Only)
Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration, and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?
Congratulations, you found a compassionate and affirming therapist. As you're reading this I understand it maybe with some degree of ambivalence. To that end, my immediate goal is to connect and reflect with you in ways that are safe, respectful and trusting. Only then can we have a meaningful, therapeutic-relationship that's open to collaboration, exploration, and revelation. This is where we "Make the road as we walk it", and I champion your journey, where ever it leads. I value the creative and growth potential of every human being. How can I best support you?
(310) 361-2427 View (310) 361-2427
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Jannell Greene Banchik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Being human is exciting and beautiful... and challenging! My work is grounded in respect and empathy for how individuals, couples, and families pave a path in life. Together we make change possible by bringing your unique, personal knowledge and experience into awareness, and then moving through the stuckness of painful trauma, unkind thoughts, or feelings of powerlessness before problems. Together we will work to reconnect you to the whole experience of being human: feeling emotions, attuning to thoughts and beliefs, creating healthy relationships, and recognizing your whole life story in its complexity of joy, sorrow, and growth.
Being human is exciting and beautiful... and challenging! My work is grounded in respect and empathy for how individuals, couples, and families pave a path in life. Together we make change possible by bringing your unique, personal knowledge and experience into awareness, and then moving through the stuckness of painful trauma, unkind thoughts, or feelings of powerlessness before problems. Together we will work to reconnect you to the whole experience of being human: feeling emotions, attuning to thoughts and beliefs, creating healthy relationships, and recognizing your whole life story in its complexity of joy, sorrow, and growth.
(424) 610-8971 View (424) 610-8971
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Tony Crandall
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADAC I
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401  (Online Only)
I am deeply committed to making positive changes in people's lives, specifically those who feel stuck due to past trauma, addiction, or mental health challenges. You may have experienced significant hardship and are now seeking a path to recovery and personal growth. I would love to help. I am committed to this work because I have experienced the challenges of addiction and mental health. I know what it's like to feel isolated, lonely, unmotivated and tired.
I am deeply committed to making positive changes in people's lives, specifically those who feel stuck due to past trauma, addiction, or mental health challenges. You may have experienced significant hardship and are now seeking a path to recovery and personal growth. I would love to help. I am committed to this work because I have experienced the challenges of addiction and mental health. I know what it's like to feel isolated, lonely, unmotivated and tired.
(424) 484-9543 View (424) 484-9543
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Elinor Jewett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I work with individuals, couples and families to relieve depression, anxiety, conflict and address overwhelming life issues. I understand feeling lost and alone. We can guide you on a discovery of meaning and purpose. Happiness is deserved and within our power. I can help you form and grow relationships where you feel loved, comforted and seen. We can address family conflict, emotional distance and build a life-long partnership with children, parents and partners. I can support you with life transitions like employment changes and personal loss to reclaim your dreams. Every day matters. Change is constant and ours to direct.
I work with individuals, couples and families to relieve depression, anxiety, conflict and address overwhelming life issues. I understand feeling lost and alone. We can guide you on a discovery of meaning and purpose. Happiness is deserved and within our power. I can help you form and grow relationships where you feel loved, comforted and seen. We can address family conflict, emotional distance and build a life-long partnership with children, parents and partners. I can support you with life transitions like employment changes and personal loss to reclaim your dreams. Every day matters. Change is constant and ours to direct.
(310) 751-7547 View (310) 751-7547
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Lisa Lichtenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CHT, NLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am a licensed psychotherapist (MFT) specializing in hypnosis and NLP (Neuro- Linguistic Programming). I help people live the life they dream of, which includes removing unhealthy patterns and assisting in goal achievement. I work with individuals, couples and families. In a safe and warm environment I combine psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and/or neuro-linguistic programming with emotional support and tools to transform you into your highest potential self. I am proficient in eliminating or decreasing depression, anxiety, panic attacks and fears/phobias. In addition, I work with increasing healthy self-confidence.
I am a licensed psychotherapist (MFT) specializing in hypnosis and NLP (Neuro- Linguistic Programming). I help people live the life they dream of, which includes removing unhealthy patterns and assisting in goal achievement. I work with individuals, couples and families. In a safe and warm environment I combine psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and/or neuro-linguistic programming with emotional support and tools to transform you into your highest potential self. I am proficient in eliminating or decreasing depression, anxiety, panic attacks and fears/phobias. In addition, I work with increasing healthy self-confidence.
(310) 895-9822 View (310) 895-9822
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Elizabeth Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Monica, Goleta, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD, PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Monica, Goleta, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD, PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
(424) 459-8733 View (424) 459-8733
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Sarah Segal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Have you noticed that it's in the places you are supposed to be most relaxed (meditation, vacation, weekends, sleep) that your mind feels louder than ever? It might feel like the idea of letting your thoughts go is meant for “normal” people and that does not include you. Maybe you stand guard to keep yourself from your worst case, as if your attention to your thoughts keeps you from descending into unimaginable fear. All the advice you get from those closest to you feels so out of touch with the agony of daily doubts around the things that matter most. I can help you sift through the noise and regain your confidence in yourself.
Have you noticed that it's in the places you are supposed to be most relaxed (meditation, vacation, weekends, sleep) that your mind feels louder than ever? It might feel like the idea of letting your thoughts go is meant for “normal” people and that does not include you. Maybe you stand guard to keep yourself from your worst case, as if your attention to your thoughts keeps you from descending into unimaginable fear. All the advice you get from those closest to you feels so out of touch with the agony of daily doubts around the things that matter most. I can help you sift through the noise and regain your confidence in yourself.
(310) 564-6721 View (310) 564-6721
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Kelly Schinnerer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hi, I'm glad you're here. Maybe you're feeling stuck, anxious, alone, in pain, or have the sense that something is missing. Many of my clients have childhood experiences of neglect or abuse, difficult attachment experiences, trauma, and other histories that continue to affect the present. Together we will collaborate to create a safe, compassionate space where all parts of you can be seen without judgement. We will explore the past, identify and transform old patterns, and develop a present that supports deeper connection to self and others. We'll even find moments of humor and joy.
Hi, I'm glad you're here. Maybe you're feeling stuck, anxious, alone, in pain, or have the sense that something is missing. Many of my clients have childhood experiences of neglect or abuse, difficult attachment experiences, trauma, and other histories that continue to affect the present. Together we will collaborate to create a safe, compassionate space where all parts of you can be seen without judgement. We will explore the past, identify and transform old patterns, and develop a present that supports deeper connection to self and others. We'll even find moments of humor and joy.
(310) 361-0548 View (310) 361-0548
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Regina Anne Cavanagh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to explore habituated patterns as well as the stories we tell ourselves. We all have a choice in how we make meaning in our lives, and I believe that with a compassionate exploration of one's inner life comes the ability to find more wonder and joy and connection in our daily life.
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to explore habituated patterns as well as the stories we tell ourselves. We all have a choice in how we make meaning in our lives, and I believe that with a compassionate exploration of one's inner life comes the ability to find more wonder and joy and connection in our daily life.
(310) 692-7665 View (310) 692-7665

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90401

400+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 90401 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
63% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90401 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90401?

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.