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Counseling for Couples & Families
Psychologist, PsyD, MFCC, CHT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Relationships between husbands, wives, lovers, boy/girl friends, children or parents can be tricky. Happy, satisfying and fulfilling relationships require attention, energy, fun, humor, communication, time and investment of yourself. Too often relationships are hampered by misunderstandings, hurtful actions, stress, differences of opinions, unmet needs, and different expectations. Personality changes over time, affairs of the heart, infidelity, unmet sexual intimacy, abuse, cruel words, neglect, self-centeredness, different communication styles, different goals, values and dissimilar interests or fun activities also create unhappiness in relationships. Dr. Carol Francis has worked with relationships satisfaction for 32 years. 310-543-1824 or RelationshipSatisfactionNow.com and drcarolfrancis.com pathstosuccesses.com
Relationships between husbands, wives, lovers, boy/girl friends, children or parents can be tricky. Happy, satisfying and fulfilling relationships require attention, energy, fun, humor, communication, time and investment of yourself. Too often relationships are hampered by misunderstandings, hurtful actions, stress, differences of opinions, unmet needs, and different expectations. Personality changes over time, affairs of the heart, infidelity, unmet sexual intimacy, abuse, cruel words, neglect, self-centeredness, different communication styles, different goals, values and dissimilar interests or fun activities also create unhappiness in relationships. Dr. Carol Francis has worked with relationships satisfaction for 32 years. 310-543-1824 or RelationshipSatisfactionNow.com and drcarolfrancis.com pathstosuccesses.com
(310) 543-1824 View (310) 543-1824
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Belle Calkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
I work with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders to diagnose and recommend proper interventions to help with achieving goals and fulfill daily living skills. Check out my website: claritypsy.com.
I work with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders to diagnose and recommend proper interventions to help with achieving goals and fulfill daily living skills. Check out my website: claritypsy.com.
(310) 361-6273 View (310) 361-6273
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Marion A. Dave, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90503
Life is beautiful and yet life can also be complex and complicated. Navigating through natural life stages, relationships, uncomfortable family dynamics, parenting struggles, career choices, the loss of loved ones as well as adverse life experiences may cause you to feel as though you are swept into a storm of unsettling emotions. You may feel overwhelmed, anxious, angry, irritable, confused, sad or simply exhausted and without clear direction on your next steps. Gaining an understanding of your thoughts, feelings, needs and desired outcomes to situations you are facing will assist you as you navigate your journey alone or in relationship with others.
Life is beautiful and yet life can also be complex and complicated. Navigating through natural life stages, relationships, uncomfortable family dynamics, parenting struggles, career choices, the loss of loved ones as well as adverse life experiences may cause you to feel as though you are swept into a storm of unsettling emotions. You may feel overwhelmed, anxious, angry, irritable, confused, sad or simply exhausted and without clear direction on your next steps. Gaining an understanding of your thoughts, feelings, needs and desired outcomes to situations you are facing will assist you as you navigate your journey alone or in relationship with others.
(424) 305-3815 View (424) 305-3815
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Krystal Bowen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
I'm a Licensed Psychologist based in California. I received a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and my doctorate from Alliant University. I have a specialty in forensic psychology and have been practicing for 5 years in the field. I help young adults and adults struggling with life transitions, grief, psychosis, criminal behavior, interpersonal concerns and relationship concerns.
I'm a Licensed Psychologist based in California. I received a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and my doctorate from Alliant University. I have a specialty in forensic psychology and have been practicing for 5 years in the field. I help young adults and adults struggling with life transitions, grief, psychosis, criminal behavior, interpersonal concerns and relationship concerns.
(310) 361-6959 View (310) 361-6959
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Jenny Moon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Imagine the freedom of living without constant worry and anxiety. As an Asian American therapist, I offer culturally responsive care addressing intergenerational trauma, stress and depression. Together we'll work towards unlocking your unmet needs, discover purpose and restore balance back into your life. Do you find yourself lost in responsibilities for others; whether its your partner, work, family, church or even your child? This can lead to a loss of self and identity, overwhelm, low self-esteem, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Hardship and pain can often feel lonely, but you don't have to face these challenges alone.
Imagine the freedom of living without constant worry and anxiety. As an Asian American therapist, I offer culturally responsive care addressing intergenerational trauma, stress and depression. Together we'll work towards unlocking your unmet needs, discover purpose and restore balance back into your life. Do you find yourself lost in responsibilities for others; whether its your partner, work, family, church or even your child? This can lead to a loss of self and identity, overwhelm, low self-esteem, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Hardship and pain can often feel lonely, but you don't have to face these challenges alone.
(424) 340-0735 View (424) 340-0735
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Hillside Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
If you are struggling in your marriage/relationships or life has become too stressful and you are ready to make a change to bring hope, peace, and balance into your life, I may be able to help. My goal is to provide you with an environment that fosters change. I strive to create a safe place where you can feel free to explore, take risks, and grow in the process. I want you to feel the sense of confidence and peace that we will work on topics that have caused you pain, sadness, frustration, or anxiety. Together, we will embark on a journey towards happiness and fulfillment.
If you are struggling in your marriage/relationships or life has become too stressful and you are ready to make a change to bring hope, peace, and balance into your life, I may be able to help. My goal is to provide you with an environment that fosters change. I strive to create a safe place where you can feel free to explore, take risks, and grow in the process. I want you to feel the sense of confidence and peace that we will work on topics that have caused you pain, sadness, frustration, or anxiety. Together, we will embark on a journey towards happiness and fulfillment.
(424) 329-2725 View (424) 329-2725
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Jeffrey Ly | Porn Addiction Relationship
LPHA, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship.
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship.
(310) 736-2694 View (310) 736-2694
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Josette Rosas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90503
Life can be overwhelming and littered with stress. Those feelings of stress and overwhelm can leave us on edge, shut down, paralyzed or avoidant. This can impact how we show up in our relationships, work world, and for ourselves. When these negative emotions and thoughts lead toward undesirable choices, it only reinforces those negative messages from our inner critic. If you would like to move towards feeling more balanced and have a greater sense of self-acceptance & inner peace, there is hope.
Life can be overwhelming and littered with stress. Those feelings of stress and overwhelm can leave us on edge, shut down, paralyzed or avoidant. This can impact how we show up in our relationships, work world, and for ourselves. When these negative emotions and thoughts lead toward undesirable choices, it only reinforces those negative messages from our inner critic. If you would like to move towards feeling more balanced and have a greater sense of self-acceptance & inner peace, there is hope.
(310) 307-3458 View (310) 307-3458
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Libby's Place, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Libby’s Place, Inc. is a group mental health practice that serves a wide range of clients in the South Bay area and Los Angeles communities of Southern California. We provide individual therapy to adults, children/teens, couples, and family counseling. Here at Libby’s Place, we are comprised of a team of caring, knowledgeable, and experienced therapists with an array of specializations that allow us to work with clients with a wide range of issues. We also offer teletherapy /video sessions.
Libby’s Place, Inc. is a group mental health practice that serves a wide range of clients in the South Bay area and Los Angeles communities of Southern California. We provide individual therapy to adults, children/teens, couples, and family counseling. Here at Libby’s Place, we are comprised of a team of caring, knowledgeable, and experienced therapists with an array of specializations that allow us to work with clients with a wide range of issues. We also offer teletherapy /video sessions.
(323) 766-6721 View (323) 766-6721
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Christy Tercero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90503
Are you dealing with unwanted feelings such as sadness, anger, fear, and loneliness? Do you feel these emotions are interfering with your daily activities, relationships, or professional growth? As humans, it's natural to experience many emotions, some of which can seem overwhelming, even isolating. Neglecting your emotional well-being and not taking time for self-care can potentially lead to mental and physical complications. In our current times, many individuals are grappling with the weight of managing their emotions, relationships, careers & overall lives.
Are you dealing with unwanted feelings such as sadness, anger, fear, and loneliness? Do you feel these emotions are interfering with your daily activities, relationships, or professional growth? As humans, it's natural to experience many emotions, some of which can seem overwhelming, even isolating. Neglecting your emotional well-being and not taking time for self-care can potentially lead to mental and physical complications. In our current times, many individuals are grappling with the weight of managing their emotions, relationships, careers & overall lives.
(424) 400-6751 View (424) 400-6751
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Dale Stuart
Psychologist, PhD, ScD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
FRUSTRATED with the SLOW PACE of others? Having difficulty COMMUNICATING with loved ones? Can't understand IRRATIONAL behavior by a partner or colleagues? Are you accused of being TOO INTENSE, COMPLEX or DRIVEN? These are all ways that intellectually gifted individuals may feel, without understanding what's causing it. Gifted individuals possess an intellectual complexity and emotional intensity that can lead them to experience life in ways qualitatively different from the norm. This can lead to challenges in COUPLES relationships or PROFESSIONAL settings. I have spent over 30 years working with gifted individuals, and am a CERTIFIED EFT COUPLES Therapist.
FRUSTRATED with the SLOW PACE of others? Having difficulty COMMUNICATING with loved ones? Can't understand IRRATIONAL behavior by a partner or colleagues? Are you accused of being TOO INTENSE, COMPLEX or DRIVEN? These are all ways that intellectually gifted individuals may feel, without understanding what's causing it. Gifted individuals possess an intellectual complexity and emotional intensity that can lead them to experience life in ways qualitatively different from the norm. This can lead to challenges in COUPLES relationships or PROFESSIONAL settings. I have spent over 30 years working with gifted individuals, and am a CERTIFIED EFT COUPLES Therapist.
(424) 294-8922 View (424) 294-8922
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Joy Jaco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
I provide competent, compassionate mental health care with a flare of comic relief. I approach psychological work from a non-dualistic lens. I believe each of us has inherent wisdom and that we all need support and reminders to more readily access our internal and external resources. I look forward to walking side by side with you on your journey of growth, reflection, and healing. I'm skilled at providing in-depth mental health assessments/diagnostics to support clients in better understanding their challenges and I provide congruent coping strategies/treatment.
I provide competent, compassionate mental health care with a flare of comic relief. I approach psychological work from a non-dualistic lens. I believe each of us has inherent wisdom and that we all need support and reminders to more readily access our internal and external resources. I look forward to walking side by side with you on your journey of growth, reflection, and healing. I'm skilled at providing in-depth mental health assessments/diagnostics to support clients in better understanding their challenges and I provide congruent coping strategies/treatment.
(310) 307-3690 View (310) 307-3690
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Karin Brewster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Hi, I am Karin Brewster, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services across Los Angeles with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with adolescents and adults with a wide arrange of challenges including depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions, interpersonal issues, impulsive behaviors and rapid mood changes. I also have assisted many people in coping with trauma and grief/loss. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), however, I aim to tailor every individuals treatment plan according to their specific needs.
Hi, I am Karin Brewster, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services across Los Angeles with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with adolescents and adults with a wide arrange of challenges including depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions, interpersonal issues, impulsive behaviors and rapid mood changes. I also have assisted many people in coping with trauma and grief/loss. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), however, I aim to tailor every individuals treatment plan according to their specific needs.
(424) 312-0577 View (424) 312-0577
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Hillside Counseling Center, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Have you ever felt overwhelmed and just don't know what else to do? In therapy, I provide an environment in which you can feel safe and encouraged when working through relationship issues or to make changes when life has become too stressful. I will work with you to help bring back hope, peace, and balance into your life. Change may not be easy but it is possible. I speak Spanish fluently and have worked with individuals, couples and families for years honoring their journey, culture, and uniqueness.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed and just don't know what else to do? In therapy, I provide an environment in which you can feel safe and encouraged when working through relationship issues or to make changes when life has become too stressful. I will work with you to help bring back hope, peace, and balance into your life. Change may not be easy but it is possible. I speak Spanish fluently and have worked with individuals, couples and families for years honoring their journey, culture, and uniqueness.
(424) 395-3942 View (424) 395-3942
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Lisa Howe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
If you’re looking for more purpose and vitality in your life, I’m here to help! Whether your goal is to prioritize basic self-care or take a huge leap, I want to support you in those endeavors. I specialize in helping people tap into their innate curiosity and wonder about the world. All living things, like a fern unfurling, have an innate orientation toward growth. People have all the answers they need within them. My job as a therapist is to act as a mirror, reflecting your inner wisdom. Allow me to shine a light on what is already within.
If you’re looking for more purpose and vitality in your life, I’m here to help! Whether your goal is to prioritize basic self-care or take a huge leap, I want to support you in those endeavors. I specialize in helping people tap into their innate curiosity and wonder about the world. All living things, like a fern unfurling, have an innate orientation toward growth. People have all the answers they need within them. My job as a therapist is to act as a mirror, reflecting your inner wisdom. Allow me to shine a light on what is already within.
(424) 328-5954 View (424) 328-5954
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Nino Yniguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
I have a relaxed style, I focus on getting to know the person, and building a treatment plan around them specifically. I enjoy talking about emotions, core beliefs, and unique life moments. I have experience with individuals of many backgrounds and ages and enjoy learning. I have been a therapist for over 10 years now and enjoy the diversity of it.
I have a relaxed style, I focus on getting to know the person, and building a treatment plan around them specifically. I enjoy talking about emotions, core beliefs, and unique life moments. I have experience with individuals of many backgrounds and ages and enjoy learning. I have been a therapist for over 10 years now and enjoy the diversity of it.
(310) 929-6693 View (310) 929-6693
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John Andrew Hosier - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
John Hosier is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist born and raised in Southern California. Andrew completed his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Vanguard University of Southern California. Has work history ranging from non-profit social service agencies, private psychiatric offices, inpatient addiction treatment centers, and outpatient primary mental health facilities.
John Hosier is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist born and raised in Southern California. Andrew completed his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Vanguard University of Southern California. Has work history ranging from non-profit social service agencies, private psychiatric offices, inpatient addiction treatment centers, and outpatient primary mental health facilities.
(310) 736-2422 View (310) 736-2422
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Cheyla Bellamy - Hablo Español
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others, especially in relation to past trauma, anxiety and/or depression? Do you find it challenging to navigate life and life transitions, wondering if there's something better out there? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to manage their relationships, careers and lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for self-care can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe that it shouldn't be so hard to live a fulfilling life & I am here to support you in this journey.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others, especially in relation to past trauma, anxiety and/or depression? Do you find it challenging to navigate life and life transitions, wondering if there's something better out there? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to manage their relationships, careers and lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for self-care can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe that it shouldn't be so hard to live a fulfilling life & I am here to support you in this journey.
(562) 991-6759 View (562) 991-6759
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Peacemeal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
You find yourself worrying about things and it's difficult to stop. You are easily irritable/angered and emotionally reactive. Sometimes you just feel sad. On other days, you have no clue how you're feeling or what you're thinking. Memories and thoughts make it difficult for you to focus. By working together, you will learn how to gain control over your thoughts, feelings, and actions and build a foundation for happiness through emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills.
You find yourself worrying about things and it's difficult to stop. You are easily irritable/angered and emotionally reactive. Sometimes you just feel sad. On other days, you have no clue how you're feeling or what you're thinking. Memories and thoughts make it difficult for you to focus. By working together, you will learn how to gain control over your thoughts, feelings, and actions and build a foundation for happiness through emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills.
(424) 396-6382 View (424) 396-6382
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Adrian Michael Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
In a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative setting, I aim to assist clients to feel empowered, resilient, self-accepted, and better equipped to handle life's varying stressors. I am honored to be in the position of assisting clients to thrive. My ideal client is an adult (18 y/o - 64 y/o); And I often work with clients facing a variety of life challenges such as self-esteem issues, grief, life transitions, work related stress, parenting challenges, among other challenges - that can manifest themselves as excessive worry or sadness, and/or not feeling seen or understood.
In a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative setting, I aim to assist clients to feel empowered, resilient, self-accepted, and better equipped to handle life's varying stressors. I am honored to be in the position of assisting clients to thrive. My ideal client is an adult (18 y/o - 64 y/o); And I often work with clients facing a variety of life challenges such as self-esteem issues, grief, life transitions, work related stress, parenting challenges, among other challenges - that can manifest themselves as excessive worry or sadness, and/or not feeling seen or understood.
(310) 776-6732 View (310) 776-6732

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90503

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 90503 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
69% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
66% Self Esteem
64% Trauma and PTSD
63% Grief

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Cigna and Evernorth
69% Aetna
63% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in 90503 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90503?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.