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Sally Schoellkopf
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Welcome, my name is Sally Schoellkopf. I am a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist (LMFT) with over 20 years of experience, and currently working with clients in California via telehealth. I am here to help you find greater well-being, self-acceptance and resolve the issues that are preventing you from living the full and positive life that you deserve. In my private practice and other settings, including schools, hospice, bereavement and agency centers, I have counseled adults, children, adolescents, families and groups to help them gain self-awareness, new insights and create positive change.
Welcome, my name is Sally Schoellkopf. I am a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist (LMFT) with over 20 years of experience, and currently working with clients in California via telehealth. I am here to help you find greater well-being, self-acceptance and resolve the issues that are preventing you from living the full and positive life that you deserve. In my private practice and other settings, including schools, hospice, bereavement and agency centers, I have counseled adults, children, adolescents, families and groups to help them gain self-awareness, new insights and create positive change.
(657) 571-3361 View (657) 571-3361
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Michelle Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
I provide a personalized journey where I integrate evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and mindfulness techniques to drive change and heighten your awareness of thoughts and emotions. With over 7 years of experience in community mental health, I've witnessed incredible resilience in individuals confronting diverse difficulties. My expertise extends to culturally sensitive treatment, addressing the unique mental health needs of Asian Americans and the complexities of immigration-related issues.
I provide a personalized journey where I integrate evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and mindfulness techniques to drive change and heighten your awareness of thoughts and emotions. With over 7 years of experience in community mental health, I've witnessed incredible resilience in individuals confronting diverse difficulties. My expertise extends to culturally sensitive treatment, addressing the unique mental health needs of Asian Americans and the complexities of immigration-related issues.
(562) 564-6737 View (562) 564-6737
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Healing Beautifully Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Do you feel lost and stuck in your life or relationships? Do you find it hard to move on from your past mistakes? Has depression and anxiety caused you to miss out on the life you want to live? Do you look in the mirror and not recognize the person looking back at you? Life can be very unpredictable, causing us to question our life decisions. Unfortunately, many people come to a point where they want to let go of the pain of their past but become lost in finding the motivation to take the first step. We will work through how significant events in your life have shaped how you see yourself and the world around you.
Do you feel lost and stuck in your life or relationships? Do you find it hard to move on from your past mistakes? Has depression and anxiety caused you to miss out on the life you want to live? Do you look in the mirror and not recognize the person looking back at you? Life can be very unpredictable, causing us to question our life decisions. Unfortunately, many people come to a point where they want to let go of the pain of their past but become lost in finding the motivation to take the first step. We will work through how significant events in your life have shaped how you see yourself and the world around you.
(562) 609-4304 View (562) 609-4304
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Brittney A Loera of So Cal Christian Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
My name is Brittney Loera and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is also a Christian who practices therapy from a Christian Worldview. Christian Counseling can be a wonderful tool used to bring Biblical principles that are important to you into the personal counseling experience. Life can be challenging, therapy can help. I utilize many tools to aid in deeper self-awareness, personal growth, relaxation, intrinsic motivation, and more. Using the skill set that I have gained through education and professional experience, we will work together to discover the freedom, joy, and peace that was always meant for you.
My name is Brittney Loera and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is also a Christian who practices therapy from a Christian Worldview. Christian Counseling can be a wonderful tool used to bring Biblical principles that are important to you into the personal counseling experience. Life can be challenging, therapy can help. I utilize many tools to aid in deeper self-awareness, personal growth, relaxation, intrinsic motivation, and more. Using the skill set that I have gained through education and professional experience, we will work together to discover the freedom, joy, and peace that was always meant for you.
(562) 662-4083 View (562) 662-4083
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Sandra K Kaumaya
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ARFA
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Painful situations at home or work can limit your happiness in life, Through counseling (EAP) Programs or Individual or family counseling can help. As a therapist I assist children/family individuals regarding ADD ODD ADHD Phobic / Anxiety and Depression problems. Victims of Crime/ Domestic Violence PTSD Post-Partum Depression Inappropriate Behavior Patterns, self-destructive behavior(cutting) in children can be minimized with therapy. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy especially with children. I provide methods of stress management and conflict resolution, including depressed /anxious patients due to the physical limitations of surgery Counseling can help minimize feelings of hopelessness and isolation,
Painful situations at home or work can limit your happiness in life, Through counseling (EAP) Programs or Individual or family counseling can help. As a therapist I assist children/family individuals regarding ADD ODD ADHD Phobic / Anxiety and Depression problems. Victims of Crime/ Domestic Violence PTSD Post-Partum Depression Inappropriate Behavior Patterns, self-destructive behavior(cutting) in children can be minimized with therapy. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy especially with children. I provide methods of stress management and conflict resolution, including depressed /anxious patients due to the physical limitations of surgery Counseling can help minimize feelings of hopelessness and isolation,
(562) 841-0348 View (562) 841-0348
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Alejandra Suazo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Hello, my name is Alejandra Suazo I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I am a firm believer that healing can be a beautiful process where you can learn so much about yourself. My work is client-centered and have plenty of experience working with individuals who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, and Self-Esteem. I enjoy working with young adults as well as transitional-aged groups. I have experience treating individuals with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma as well as self-esteem.
Hello, my name is Alejandra Suazo I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I am a firm believer that healing can be a beautiful process where you can learn so much about yourself. My work is client-centered and have plenty of experience working with individuals who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, and Self-Esteem. I enjoy working with young adults as well as transitional-aged groups. I have experience treating individuals with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma as well as self-esteem.
(657) 837-5716 View (657) 837-5716
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Kelsey Chang-Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
I believe in a collaborative, Strengths-based, Psychodynamic approach that starts with searching for the root of what you're struggling with. Once we understand ourselves and our contexts better, we are more equipped to find resolutions or relief in the here and now. We will work towards your goals in a way that feels productive yet not overwhelming. Throughout our time, I will tailor my approach to best fit you and your goals. I strongly believe that we all have the inner resources it takes to gain control over our thoughts and emotions—we just need to unlock the toolkit and integrate it into our daily lives, and I'm here to help!
I believe in a collaborative, Strengths-based, Psychodynamic approach that starts with searching for the root of what you're struggling with. Once we understand ourselves and our contexts better, we are more equipped to find resolutions or relief in the here and now. We will work towards your goals in a way that feels productive yet not overwhelming. Throughout our time, I will tailor my approach to best fit you and your goals. I strongly believe that we all have the inner resources it takes to gain control over our thoughts and emotions—we just need to unlock the toolkit and integrate it into our daily lives, and I'm here to help!
(562) 539-4618 View (562) 539-4618
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Debra Burianek of So Cal Christian Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
I know that there are times when life can be difficult. My deepest professional desire is to give you hope and to let you know that you are not alone. Give me a chance to help and together we can move through the difficult parts of life, so you can experience growth and healing. I have experienced many grief and losses throughout my life from marriage, divorce, raising children, empty nesting, grand-babies, and sadly walking through the Hospice process while losing both parents to cancer. I can utilize my pains, struggles and triumphs to encourage you that you CAN do this and there is hope when there feels like there is none.
I know that there are times when life can be difficult. My deepest professional desire is to give you hope and to let you know that you are not alone. Give me a chance to help and together we can move through the difficult parts of life, so you can experience growth and healing. I have experienced many grief and losses throughout my life from marriage, divorce, raising children, empty nesting, grand-babies, and sadly walking through the Hospice process while losing both parents to cancer. I can utilize my pains, struggles and triumphs to encourage you that you CAN do this and there is hope when there feels like there is none.
(562) 667-0289 View (562) 667-0289
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Hillary Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
I am accepting clients in person near Long Beach. Welcome! You might be wondering what makes therapy with me different. What sets me apart is my genuine investment in your wellbeing and care I provide. I am an interactive and supportive therapist. You'll find sessions will be structured around your needs to and you will feel understood. I often work with clients who are pregnant or parenting. I have a special interest in clients who have children with specialized medical needs. You are not alone and with gentle guidance and reflection you will be able to find acceptance and create a life where you feel in control of your emotions.
I am accepting clients in person near Long Beach. Welcome! You might be wondering what makes therapy with me different. What sets me apart is my genuine investment in your wellbeing and care I provide. I am an interactive and supportive therapist. You'll find sessions will be structured around your needs to and you will feel understood. I often work with clients who are pregnant or parenting. I have a special interest in clients who have children with specialized medical needs. You are not alone and with gentle guidance and reflection you will be able to find acceptance and create a life where you feel in control of your emotions.
(714) 970-4253 View (714) 970-4253
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Kelsey Chang-Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MLD
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am so happy you're here. My first and foremost priority is to help you feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable. I exude warmth, open-mindedness, non-judgment, and care from a genuine place. I've worked with many diverse populations over the years and particularly enjoy working with teens and young adults as he/she/they discover their truest selves and navigate the complexities of life. Whether it is anxiety or depression or overcoming a painful past, you are not alone and there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
Welcome! I am so happy you're here. My first and foremost priority is to help you feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable. I exude warmth, open-mindedness, non-judgment, and care from a genuine place. I've worked with many diverse populations over the years and particularly enjoy working with teens and young adults as he/she/they discover their truest selves and navigate the complexities of life. Whether it is anxiety or depression or overcoming a painful past, you are not alone and there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
(562) 273-9693 View (562) 273-9693
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Nicole Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Is depression and anxiety keeping you from living the life you want? Are you that afraid your marriage won’t last? Do you feel like you don’t know your teens anymore and nervous that they are veering down a path they can’t come back from? Did something traumatic happen to you and now you find that you are angry, shut down, or blaming yourself? I can help. I provide therapy to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I take an integrative approach to therapy by matching evidence-based interventions to your needs so you can experience the best possible outcomes.
Is depression and anxiety keeping you from living the life you want? Are you that afraid your marriage won’t last? Do you feel like you don’t know your teens anymore and nervous that they are veering down a path they can’t come back from? Did something traumatic happen to you and now you find that you are angry, shut down, or blaming yourself? I can help. I provide therapy to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I take an integrative approach to therapy by matching evidence-based interventions to your needs so you can experience the best possible outcomes.
(562) 222-5286 View (562) 222-5286
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Emily I Lui
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes it’s hard to see the story of hope, innovation and resilience when the narrative is stuck on failure and defeat. When life seems to be beating you down (or you feel like you’re beating yourself up), it can help to enlist a therapist in your corner to support you in getting up for another round. Whether it's changing yourself or changing how you think and feel about yourself, therapy is a good place to get unstuck and get going again.
Sometimes it’s hard to see the story of hope, innovation and resilience when the narrative is stuck on failure and defeat. When life seems to be beating you down (or you feel like you’re beating yourself up), it can help to enlist a therapist in your corner to support you in getting up for another round. Whether it's changing yourself or changing how you think and feel about yourself, therapy is a good place to get unstuck and get going again.
(562) 374-8766 View (562) 374-8766
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Amy Huang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Amy. My area of interest is in supporting individuals in developing a healthy relationship to themselves and others, who have a history of growing up with family dysfunction or chronic childhood emotional neglect/abuse. My hope is to help you gain awareness, increase psychological flexibility, and increase capacity to stay in tune with your emotions to make positive changes in your life.
Hello! My name is Amy. My area of interest is in supporting individuals in developing a healthy relationship to themselves and others, who have a history of growing up with family dysfunction or chronic childhood emotional neglect/abuse. My hope is to help you gain awareness, increase psychological flexibility, and increase capacity to stay in tune with your emotions to make positive changes in your life.
(562) 294-4458 View (562) 294-4458
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Amy La
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cerritos, CA 90703
Are you feeling stuck? Are your problems interfering with your life, your health, and/or your work? Are you having relationship problems with your partner, family members, friends or colleagues? Are you dealing with loss? Do you want to explore your racial/cultural identities? I can help. I personalize treatment based on your individual needs and goals. I acknowledge your courage to invest in yourself and prioritize your wellness. In a supportive and safe environment, we will explore and address your issues and experiences. I will assist you in reaching your goals that align with your values.
Are you feeling stuck? Are your problems interfering with your life, your health, and/or your work? Are you having relationship problems with your partner, family members, friends or colleagues? Are you dealing with loss? Do you want to explore your racial/cultural identities? I can help. I personalize treatment based on your individual needs and goals. I acknowledge your courage to invest in yourself and prioritize your wellness. In a supportive and safe environment, we will explore and address your issues and experiences. I will assist you in reaching your goals that align with your values.
(562) 561-2985 View (562) 561-2985
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Rodolfo Zuniga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
My Name is Rodolfo Zuniga. I am a bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with more than 24 years of experience working with individuals exposed to severe trauma. I have extended training and certifications in Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities, Certified Domestic Facilitator- Victims/Perpetrators, and Certified in Children, Adolescents, and Family Psychoanalytic Programs. Certified Yoga Teacher. Mental Health Professional. Specialized Trainings: Ethical Issues in Child & Family Therapy, issues of acculturation, Sexual Abuse, Cultural Competency: Working with LGBTQ population, HIV/AIDS, Grief and Loss Issues.
My Name is Rodolfo Zuniga. I am a bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with more than 24 years of experience working with individuals exposed to severe trauma. I have extended training and certifications in Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities, Certified Domestic Facilitator- Victims/Perpetrators, and Certified in Children, Adolescents, and Family Psychoanalytic Programs. Certified Yoga Teacher. Mental Health Professional. Specialized Trainings: Ethical Issues in Child & Family Therapy, issues of acculturation, Sexual Abuse, Cultural Competency: Working with LGBTQ population, HIV/AIDS, Grief and Loss Issues.
(657) 837-1866 View (657) 837-1866
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Elizaveta Egorova
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
You know everything. You have an inner voice that you can listen to for all the answers in order to live a fascinating fulfilled life with courage and confidence. But why aren't you hearing this inner consciousness? Because you received a lot of false messages from outside of yourself starting at a young age, you trusted these messages, they became your false beliefs and negative stories. To navigate through life with these false beliefs and stories, you developed coping skills which were often unhealthy or no longer effective. You've also overcome a number of traumatic experiences, which have made your inner voice even weaker..
You know everything. You have an inner voice that you can listen to for all the answers in order to live a fascinating fulfilled life with courage and confidence. But why aren't you hearing this inner consciousness? Because you received a lot of false messages from outside of yourself starting at a young age, you trusted these messages, they became your false beliefs and negative stories. To navigate through life with these false beliefs and stories, you developed coping skills which were often unhealthy or no longer effective. You've also overcome a number of traumatic experiences, which have made your inner voice even weaker..
(562) 526-7396 View (562) 526-7396
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Karen Ziccardi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Phone and video sessions offered, throughout the entire state of California. What we focus on grows. Let's focus on the positives. Using Positive Psychology I will help you overcome all your difficulties and hardships, however challenging they may seem. This is an approach that increases positive emotions, causes optimal functioning, and fosters a sense of meaning. I will give you exercises and long-lasting skills to maintain a positive attitude throughout your life. Together we will gather the tools for you to continue strengthening yourself, which will unlock the happiness and success you already possess within.
Phone and video sessions offered, throughout the entire state of California. What we focus on grows. Let's focus on the positives. Using Positive Psychology I will help you overcome all your difficulties and hardships, however challenging they may seem. This is an approach that increases positive emotions, causes optimal functioning, and fosters a sense of meaning. I will give you exercises and long-lasting skills to maintain a positive attitude throughout your life. Together we will gather the tools for you to continue strengthening yourself, which will unlock the happiness and success you already possess within.
(562) 920-2599 View (562) 920-2599
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Hranush Grigoryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Therapy can be Inspiring and Overwhelming. It can trigger emotions and answers you are seeking within you. Just know that you are not alone in this journey. I may be the right person, but only you will be able to answer that question.
Therapy can be Inspiring and Overwhelming. It can trigger emotions and answers you are seeking within you. Just know that you are not alone in this journey. I may be the right person, but only you will be able to answer that question.
(657) 385-8194 View (657) 385-8194
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Mona Pritchett
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Life is not easy. We inevitably experience obstacles that interfere with relationships and ability to take care of our responsibilities. At these times, it can be tremendously valuable to find a safe place to ally in self-exploration with a trusted individual who can offer new perspectives. The right therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust and transparency is powerfully transformative. This takes courage, and I honor your willingness to take this step.
Life is not easy. We inevitably experience obstacles that interfere with relationships and ability to take care of our responsibilities. At these times, it can be tremendously valuable to find a safe place to ally in self-exploration with a trusted individual who can offer new perspectives. The right therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust and transparency is powerfully transformative. This takes courage, and I honor your willingness to take this step.
(530) 625-7390 View (530) 625-7390
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Umeko Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As your therapist, I am committed to cultivating a healing environment to compassionately support you in being able to align with your true values and learn to be in authentic relationship with yourself, your loved ones and within your community. We’ll take a healing journey together towards a path of a more meaningful and fulfilling life. A life where you will be able to set boundaries and know how to have your needs met. A life that will feel lighter and you’d feel more at ease with others and with yourself. A life in which it’s comfortable to truly be who you are.
As your therapist, I am committed to cultivating a healing environment to compassionately support you in being able to align with your true values and learn to be in authentic relationship with yourself, your loved ones and within your community. We’ll take a healing journey together towards a path of a more meaningful and fulfilling life. A life where you will be able to set boundaries and know how to have your needs met. A life that will feel lighter and you’d feel more at ease with others and with yourself. A life in which it’s comfortable to truly be who you are.
(562) 553-0952 View (562) 553-0952

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90703

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 90703 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Stress
69% Coping Skills
65% Self Esteem
64% Life Transitions
60% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth
68% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 90703 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 90703?

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.