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Irmgard Alarcon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the Mental Health field for over ten years. I have worked in various settings such as schools, non-profit mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice. I have assisted children, teens, and adults through individual and group therapy, acute crisis treatment, family preservation counseling, domestic violence case management, and support groups. I like to work as a team with my clients where we can have difficult conversations, work on resolving issues, and collaborate on treatment plans that are tailored to their personal needs and experiences.
Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the Mental Health field for over ten years. I have worked in various settings such as schools, non-profit mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice. I have assisted children, teens, and adults through individual and group therapy, acute crisis treatment, family preservation counseling, domestic violence case management, and support groups. I like to work as a team with my clients where we can have difficult conversations, work on resolving issues, and collaborate on treatment plans that are tailored to their personal needs and experiences.
(562) 609-3867 View (562) 609-3867
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Jennifer Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
My name is Jennifer Young, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I have been in mental health for almost 5 years. I believe in utilizing multiple therapy approaches to best fit my client's situation and needs. My approach varies with each client because everyone is unique and has different needs. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
My name is Jennifer Young, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I have been in mental health for almost 5 years. I believe in utilizing multiple therapy approaches to best fit my client's situation and needs. My approach varies with each client because everyone is unique and has different needs. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(562) 784-7167 View (562) 784-7167
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Veronica Yamashita
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
Hi, I am Veronica! A licensed marriage and family therapist most passionate about self-care, wellness, and leaving the world better than how I found it. I believe that living a good life first begins within ourselves. I am passionate about helping clients address their challenges and exploring ways to move through discomfort. I am most passionate about working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, work-life balance, relationship difficulties, etc. I typically work with clients struggling with day-to-day life stressors that impact their overall functioning.
Hi, I am Veronica! A licensed marriage and family therapist most passionate about self-care, wellness, and leaving the world better than how I found it. I believe that living a good life first begins within ourselves. I am passionate about helping clients address their challenges and exploring ways to move through discomfort. I am most passionate about working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, work-life balance, relationship difficulties, etc. I typically work with clients struggling with day-to-day life stressors that impact their overall functioning.
(562) 278-8210 View (562) 278-8210
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Adriana Covarrubias Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe space, free of judgment, for every client to be able to express their needs and challenges. I am a compassionate and empathetic person who meets my clients where they are, providing genuine support and active listening. I firmly believe that by embarking on the healing journey together; we can discover the answers you are looking for, which might already be within you, to achieve a happy and peaceful life. I worked in hospice and palliative care for many years and am passionate about helping individuals and families to find meaning after a loss.
As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe space, free of judgment, for every client to be able to express their needs and challenges. I am a compassionate and empathetic person who meets my clients where they are, providing genuine support and active listening. I firmly believe that by embarking on the healing journey together; we can discover the answers you are looking for, which might already be within you, to achieve a happy and peaceful life. I worked in hospice and palliative care for many years and am passionate about helping individuals and families to find meaning after a loss.
(562) 444-1430 View (562) 444-1430
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Tracie Ragland
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, Assoc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paramount, CA 90723
My years of experience have allowed me to work with a diverse group of individuals without exhibiting any biases or prejudices, with the ability to provide the necessary services and support while working with clients. For example, as a Clinician, I honed my abilities in creativity and proficiency while providing a solid foundation of exhibiting compassion and humility for servicing clients.
My years of experience have allowed me to work with a diverse group of individuals without exhibiting any biases or prejudices, with the ability to provide the necessary services and support while working with clients. For example, as a Clinician, I honed my abilities in creativity and proficiency while providing a solid foundation of exhibiting compassion and humility for servicing clients.
(562) 362-3201 View (562) 362-3201
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Tikesha Leslie-Jones
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
Hello, I'm Dr. Tikesha Leslie-Jones. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience. I look forward to walking alongside clients in their self-discovery; building a strong therapeutic relationship and empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives. I have over 10 years of experience in treating patients with anxiety, depression, health issues, PTSD, phobias, relationship issues, self-esteem, and many other mental health issues.
Hello, I'm Dr. Tikesha Leslie-Jones. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience. I look forward to walking alongside clients in their self-discovery; building a strong therapeutic relationship and empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives. I have over 10 years of experience in treating patients with anxiety, depression, health issues, PTSD, phobias, relationship issues, self-esteem, and many other mental health issues.
(562) 573-7665 View (562) 573-7665
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Natasha L Billups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723  (Online Only)
I have a strong belief that we all desire to live well. When circumstances arise that threaten our ability to live well we must stop, refocus, and begin again. I would like to support you and/or your family through the process. I have a wealth of experience with individuals, children, and families. If you find that you have experienced a life changing event (marriage, birth, divorce, new/ending job, death) and would like support during the transition I can be of help. I am well versed in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief/loss, behavioral issues in children/adolescents, and family relational issues.
I have a strong belief that we all desire to live well. When circumstances arise that threaten our ability to live well we must stop, refocus, and begin again. I would like to support you and/or your family through the process. I have a wealth of experience with individuals, children, and families. If you find that you have experienced a life changing event (marriage, birth, divorce, new/ending job, death) and would like support during the transition I can be of help. I am well versed in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief/loss, behavioral issues in children/adolescents, and family relational issues.
(562) 414-5689 View (562) 414-5689
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Yeny Aguilar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Yeny! I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Latina (ablo espanol). I have worked in the communities of Los Angeles for 20 years, with different socio-economic status and age groups from as young as 3 years to end of life.
Hi, I am Yeny! I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Latina (ablo espanol). I have worked in the communities of Los Angeles for 20 years, with different socio-economic status and age groups from as young as 3 years to end of life.
(562) 306-0130 View (562) 306-0130
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George Castro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
Hello, My name is George A. Castro, LMFT and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love to work with individuals, couples, and families. I work from a humanistic person-centered approach to therapy. Treating everyone with empathy, compassion, and respect for the challenges they may be facing. My expertise is in anxiety, depression, and trauma. My strength is working with young adults and teenagers. I work with all types of people in a strengths-based way. I work very well with young people and adults. I'm very comfortable treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and other life challenges.
Hello, My name is George A. Castro, LMFT and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love to work with individuals, couples, and families. I work from a humanistic person-centered approach to therapy. Treating everyone with empathy, compassion, and respect for the challenges they may be facing. My expertise is in anxiety, depression, and trauma. My strength is working with young adults and teenagers. I work with all types of people in a strengths-based way. I work very well with young people and adults. I'm very comfortable treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and other life challenges.
(562) 521-9401 View (562) 521-9401
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Shelly Welsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
I am Shelly Welsh, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Approach while incorporating person-centered and solution-focused techniques. I have experience working with individuals and couples of all abilities who want to address life difficulties such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, infidelity, vocational stressors, poor coping strategies, and life transitions. I work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Approach while incorporating person-centered and solution-focused techniques.
I am Shelly Welsh, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Approach while incorporating person-centered and solution-focused techniques. I have experience working with individuals and couples of all abilities who want to address life difficulties such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, infidelity, vocational stressors, poor coping strategies, and life transitions. I work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Approach while incorporating person-centered and solution-focused techniques.
(562) 620-4756 View (562) 620-4756
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Cameron Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
Hello, I'm Cameron Lee, an accomplished change management supervisor, clinician (LCSW-114220), case manager, trainer, and consultant with over ten years of experience working with disenfranchised populations, from birth to death, and the workforce who support them. My approach to therapy centers on meeting you where you're at today and collaborating with you on creating a plan to better whatever stage of life or transition you're struggling with.
Hello, I'm Cameron Lee, an accomplished change management supervisor, clinician (LCSW-114220), case manager, trainer, and consultant with over ten years of experience working with disenfranchised populations, from birth to death, and the workforce who support them. My approach to therapy centers on meeting you where you're at today and collaborating with you on creating a plan to better whatever stage of life or transition you're struggling with.
(951) 338-8947 View (951) 338-8947
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Alex Osorio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paramount, CA 90723
I believe that we have within us, the power to create the life we desire. We possess inner strengths and skills that can help us overcome challenges and live a fulfilled life. However, accessing this power can be an overwhelming task that may require support. Allow me to be an unbiased, compassionate and caring partner in your journey. I help individuals explore their thoughts and emotions, reframe distorted beliefs, replace unhealthy patterns and unblock past traumas. I use elements of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Parts Work, Brainspotting, and other modalities to help you achieve your goals.
I believe that we have within us, the power to create the life we desire. We possess inner strengths and skills that can help us overcome challenges and live a fulfilled life. However, accessing this power can be an overwhelming task that may require support. Allow me to be an unbiased, compassionate and caring partner in your journey. I help individuals explore their thoughts and emotions, reframe distorted beliefs, replace unhealthy patterns and unblock past traumas. I use elements of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Parts Work, Brainspotting, and other modalities to help you achieve your goals.
(562) 242-3353 View (562) 242-3353
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Jaimee Boman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
My name is Jaimee Boman, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Sacramento, CA, and working with clients throughout California via telehealth. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults, and specialize in anxiety, trauma, depression, and family conflict. Honesty is my number one value, both in and out of therapy- I will always strive to be honest with you and support you in starting to feel better and achieve your goals.
My name is Jaimee Boman, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Sacramento, CA, and working with clients throughout California via telehealth. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults, and specialize in anxiety, trauma, depression, and family conflict. Honesty is my number one value, both in and out of therapy- I will always strive to be honest with you and support you in starting to feel better and achieve your goals.
(661) 486-5027 View (661) 486-5027
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John J Raasch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Paramount, CA 90723
It is both courageous and wise that you have noticed a need and are seeking help. Your mental health is a huge part of your overall well-being and life fulfillment. The following is a partial list of the types of folks I have worked with and the challenges we have addressed together: • The LGBTQ+ community • Spiritual seekers/crises of faith/religious abuse • College students/those transitioning to adulthood • Creatives • Death and dying • Depression • Anxiety • Addiction • Infertility • Adoption • Men’s mental health • Life transitions • Trauma • Disability/learning disability • Domestic violence/conflict
It is both courageous and wise that you have noticed a need and are seeking help. Your mental health is a huge part of your overall well-being and life fulfillment. The following is a partial list of the types of folks I have worked with and the challenges we have addressed together: • The LGBTQ+ community • Spiritual seekers/crises of faith/religious abuse • College students/those transitioning to adulthood • Creatives • Death and dying • Depression • Anxiety • Addiction • Infertility • Adoption • Men’s mental health • Life transitions • Trauma • Disability/learning disability • Domestic violence/conflict
(657) 214-7213 View (657) 214-7213
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Bradfield Sampica
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
Finding a good therapist can feel a bit like shoe shopping...you may try a few pairs before you find one that fits. I hope to be your pair "that fits." My therapeutic approach is Narrative Therapy. This type of approach, if you are not familiar with it, uses the idea that we are not our problems...Problems are problems. We will explore, discover, and name your problem, identify unique outcomes, and build your preferred identity separate from "problems."
Finding a good therapist can feel a bit like shoe shopping...you may try a few pairs before you find one that fits. I hope to be your pair "that fits." My therapeutic approach is Narrative Therapy. This type of approach, if you are not familiar with it, uses the idea that we are not our problems...Problems are problems. We will explore, discover, and name your problem, identify unique outcomes, and build your preferred identity separate from "problems."
(909) 316-3911 View (909) 316-3911
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Monica Mora
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
Hi, I am Monica Mora a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 111205. I enjoy working with individuals to improve their emotional and mental well-being. I strive to make a better tomorrow for those that may feel hopeless, anxious, and misunderstood. My areas of focus include improving self-esteem and promoting self-love. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to find your personal strengths, happiness, and inner peace. I have past experience working with youth as young as 5 years old into their adulthood. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, past trauma, stress, LGBTQ+, and ADHD.
Hi, I am Monica Mora a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 111205. I enjoy working with individuals to improve their emotional and mental well-being. I strive to make a better tomorrow for those that may feel hopeless, anxious, and misunderstood. My areas of focus include improving self-esteem and promoting self-love. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to find your personal strengths, happiness, and inner peace. I have past experience working with youth as young as 5 years old into their adulthood. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, past trauma, stress, LGBTQ+, and ADHD.
(916) 461-8518 View (916) 461-8518
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Brittany Vickers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
My name is Brittany and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Bay Area and supporting clients statewide via telehealth. I love working with adolescents, and adults, and I specialize in anxiety, perfectionism, depression, and self-esteem issues through a reflective and humanistic trauma-informed approach. My work is grounded in Anti-Racist and Feminist Scholarship, Polyvagal Theory, Relational Neurobiology, Mindfulness, and Attachment Theories.
My name is Brittany and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Bay Area and supporting clients statewide via telehealth. I love working with adolescents, and adults, and I specialize in anxiety, perfectionism, depression, and self-esteem issues through a reflective and humanistic trauma-informed approach. My work is grounded in Anti-Racist and Feminist Scholarship, Polyvagal Theory, Relational Neurobiology, Mindfulness, and Attachment Theories.
(951) 364-2805 View (951) 364-2805
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Ercell H Hoffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
Hello, I'm Ercell Hoffman. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I treat depression, anxiety, stress and other disorders that prevent living a satisfying life. Couple's therapy is also provided. I treat children suffering from oppositional defiant behavior, ADHD, disruptive behavior and other childhood disorders. I'm a member of the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Local Mental Health Plan. Medi-Cal accepted for all ages. My theoretical orientation include, but is not limited to, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and cognitive/behavioral restructuring.
Hello, I'm Ercell Hoffman. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I treat depression, anxiety, stress and other disorders that prevent living a satisfying life. Couple's therapy is also provided. I treat children suffering from oppositional defiant behavior, ADHD, disruptive behavior and other childhood disorders. I'm a member of the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Local Mental Health Plan. Medi-Cal accepted for all ages. My theoretical orientation include, but is not limited to, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and cognitive/behavioral restructuring.
(310) 631-5991 View (310) 631-5991
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Sandra K Kaumaya
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ARFA
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
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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Reyna Kerzic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paramount, CA 90723
Are you struggling with your kids? Feeling frustrated? Worn down? Letting the caregiver guilt creep in? Being a caregiver can be exhausting! And if you’re a caregiver of a child with developmental disabilities, it’s even easier to become depleted. You are not alone. Your experience is valid, and it CAN improve. I want to help! I am a trauma-informed, Mexicana, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over 20 years of experience providing meaningful support to youth and families.
Are you struggling with your kids? Feeling frustrated? Worn down? Letting the caregiver guilt creep in? Being a caregiver can be exhausting! And if you’re a caregiver of a child with developmental disabilities, it’s even easier to become depleted. You are not alone. Your experience is valid, and it CAN improve. I want to help! I am a trauma-informed, Mexicana, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over 20 years of experience providing meaningful support to youth and families.
(831) 432-3180 View (831) 432-3180

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90723

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 90723 who prioritize treating:

81% Depression
81% Anxiety
72% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Stress
58% Coping Skills
58% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% Aetna
94% Cigna and Evernorth
94% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in 90723 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90723?

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.