Therapists in 90740

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Christina Michelle Zandi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Let's begin a new journey on a path that YOU choose. Whether you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or searching for deeper insight and personal growth, I seek to help you become the best version of yourself. I focus on building your self-awareness and insight because I believe that we have to intimately know ourselves in order to implement change successfully. Growth is not easy, immediate or painless, but it is well worth it as you begin to move closer to your most authentic, fulfilling life.
Let's begin a new journey on a path that YOU choose. Whether you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or searching for deeper insight and personal growth, I seek to help you become the best version of yourself. I focus on building your self-awareness and insight because I believe that we have to intimately know ourselves in order to implement change successfully. Growth is not easy, immediate or painless, but it is well worth it as you begin to move closer to your most authentic, fulfilling life.
(714) 707-2018 View (714) 707-2018
Lori Mattingly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to open up with others? To feel emotions deeply? To understand others? I welcome you into a space to bravely uncover and acknowledge your hardest moments in life, to be curious, to re-process those times, and to find freedom and empowerment in redefining yourself, your life and your future.
Do you struggle to open up with others? To feel emotions deeply? To understand others? I welcome you into a space to bravely uncover and acknowledge your hardest moments in life, to be curious, to re-process those times, and to find freedom and empowerment in redefining yourself, your life and your future.
(562) 554-7437 View (562) 554-7437
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Nathalie Maggio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
9 Endorsed
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and stuck? Everyday life is hard to manage? You know something has to change but you're not sure where to begin? Have you experienced trauma or painful moments that seem hard to control and let go? At this point you've probably noticed challenges in your relationships and work or school. It may be hard to see but there is a life in which you wake up feeling good and excited about what you can do compared to dreading what you have to do. Working through these challenging times can be the key to creating the life you want. I'm here to help you find calm, focus, and control in your life again.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and stuck? Everyday life is hard to manage? You know something has to change but you're not sure where to begin? Have you experienced trauma or painful moments that seem hard to control and let go? At this point you've probably noticed challenges in your relationships and work or school. It may be hard to see but there is a life in which you wake up feeling good and excited about what you can do compared to dreading what you have to do. Working through these challenging times can be the key to creating the life you want. I'm here to help you find calm, focus, and control in your life again.
(562) 270-2595 View (562) 270-2595
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Debbie A. Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Seal Beach, CA 90740  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 26 years of experience. As a former Director of Clinical Services and current adjunct professor, I have trained hundreds of upcoming therapists in both the science as well as the art of providing quality, enriching therapy. I am dedicated to helping you to "process" any pain keeping you from having the healthiest relationships possible and a successful life. The hardest step is often just getting started so feel free to reach out and we can have a conversation. Individuals, Couples and Families always welcome. Accepting New Clients-Free Consultation
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 26 years of experience. As a former Director of Clinical Services and current adjunct professor, I have trained hundreds of upcoming therapists in both the science as well as the art of providing quality, enriching therapy. I am dedicated to helping you to "process" any pain keeping you from having the healthiest relationships possible and a successful life. The hardest step is often just getting started so feel free to reach out and we can have a conversation. Individuals, Couples and Families always welcome. Accepting New Clients-Free Consultation
(424) 543-8473 View (424) 543-8473
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Ani R Dylan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740
"We can not rise higher than our thoughts about ourselves." Orison As a therapist, I assist my clients to become more accepting and compassionate about who they are. Aat the same time,in therapy, I assist my clients to face directly those issues that are creating obstacles in their lives and in their relationships. I educate and design ways to successfully integrate and integrate new skills and ways of being into their everyday lives that lead to self mastery and create a rewarding and meaningful life experience. "There is no freedom like seeing myself and not losing heart." Canhan
"We can not rise higher than our thoughts about ourselves." Orison As a therapist, I assist my clients to become more accepting and compassionate about who they are. Aat the same time,in therapy, I assist my clients to face directly those issues that are creating obstacles in their lives and in their relationships. I educate and design ways to successfully integrate and integrate new skills and ways of being into their everyday lives that lead to self mastery and create a rewarding and meaningful life experience. "There is no freedom like seeing myself and not losing heart." Canhan
(562) 396-5910 View (562) 396-5910
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Anita Herrera-Hamilton
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Dr. Anita Herrera-Hamilton is a board-certified NEUROpsychologist and Associate Professor at CHLA & USC Keck School of Medicine. She specializes in NEUROpsychological & psychoEDUCATional evaluations of children, adolescents & adults, including seniors. Specialties include: concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia & medical conditions affecting brain functioning. As a psychoTHERAPIst & certified YOGA instructor, Dr. Herrera-Hamilton works exclusively with elite and Division I athletes, coaches, and parents, targeting both the central and peripheral nervous system via somatic, mindful, and talk therapy to enhance performance.
Dr. Anita Herrera-Hamilton is a board-certified NEUROpsychologist and Associate Professor at CHLA & USC Keck School of Medicine. She specializes in NEUROpsychological & psychoEDUCATional evaluations of children, adolescents & adults, including seniors. Specialties include: concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia & medical conditions affecting brain functioning. As a psychoTHERAPIst & certified YOGA instructor, Dr. Herrera-Hamilton works exclusively with elite and Division I athletes, coaches, and parents, targeting both the central and peripheral nervous system via somatic, mindful, and talk therapy to enhance performance.
(562) 374-7895 View (562) 374-7895
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JoAnn Fitzpatrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740
You may be a parent worried about your teenager, a college student struggling to become independent, or an adult feeling "stuck" or unhappy in life. These are all very familiar experiences that I treat within my private practice. I have been helping adolescents, young adults & their families adapt, grow and thrive for over twenty years. Whether it is helping with the normal growing pains that are present at any age or helping to identify and address more serious issues (chronic mental illness, trauma, addiction, abuse, attachment disruptions/adoption), creating a supportive therapeutic environment to maximize healthy growth is my goal.
You may be a parent worried about your teenager, a college student struggling to become independent, or an adult feeling "stuck" or unhappy in life. These are all very familiar experiences that I treat within my private practice. I have been helping adolescents, young adults & their families adapt, grow and thrive for over twenty years. Whether it is helping with the normal growing pains that are present at any age or helping to identify and address more serious issues (chronic mental illness, trauma, addiction, abuse, attachment disruptions/adoption), creating a supportive therapeutic environment to maximize healthy growth is my goal.
(424) 625-2530 View (424) 625-2530
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Mary Malady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740  (Online Only)
You have taken the first step by reaching out which takes courage. Therapy is an opportunity to make yourself or your relationship a priority. This has been an exceptionally difficult couple of years. COVID has put pressure on us and on our relationships in ways no one could have imagined. My specialty is relationships, communication and trauma. Sometimes we find ourselves reacting in ways that even surprise us. You may find yourself asking, why is my reaction so strong? I feel terrible about how I handled things, again. This is not what I want for myself or the relationships that are important to me.
You have taken the first step by reaching out which takes courage. Therapy is an opportunity to make yourself or your relationship a priority. This has been an exceptionally difficult couple of years. COVID has put pressure on us and on our relationships in ways no one could have imagined. My specialty is relationships, communication and trauma. Sometimes we find ourselves reacting in ways that even surprise us. You may find yourself asking, why is my reaction so strong? I feel terrible about how I handled things, again. This is not what I want for myself or the relationships that are important to me.
(949) 415-5861 View (949) 415-5861
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Virginia Novak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740  (Online Only)
Counseling can be a profoundly transformative experience if you have a counselor who makes you feel safe and understands the specific challenges you are facing. This is where I can help. I have specialized in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and anger for over 30 years. As a result, I have an incredible depth of knowledge and can help you address your issues quickly and efficiently. I also have dealt with an incredibly wide range of mental health concerns so I have the experience and skills to recognize and resolve any other concerns that might be underlying your identified problem as well.
Counseling can be a profoundly transformative experience if you have a counselor who makes you feel safe and understands the specific challenges you are facing. This is where I can help. I have specialized in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and anger for over 30 years. As a result, I have an incredible depth of knowledge and can help you address your issues quickly and efficiently. I also have dealt with an incredibly wide range of mental health concerns so I have the experience and skills to recognize and resolve any other concerns that might be underlying your identified problem as well.
(910) 597-3857 View (910) 597-3857
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Cathy DeBuono
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740
There is no one approach to psychotherapy that is right for everyone.  As your therapist, I will take a highly individualized approach to the work that we do by starting with a comprehensive approach to understanding your unique circumstances and goals.  My work is always guided by the  principles of a psychodynamic approach, is informed by a wide range of psychoanalytic theories and is grounded in the wisdom of somatic experiencing.
There is no one approach to psychotherapy that is right for everyone.  As your therapist, I will take a highly individualized approach to the work that we do by starting with a comprehensive approach to understanding your unique circumstances and goals.  My work is always guided by the  principles of a psychodynamic approach, is informed by a wide range of psychoanalytic theories and is grounded in the wisdom of somatic experiencing.
(310) 361-5898 View (310) 361-5898
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Erika Viramontes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Do you feel trapped in overthinking, or having deep for or sadness hold you back in life? These struggles ripple through your relationships, affect your daily functioning, and prevent you form reaching your hopes and dreams. Longing for inner calmness, and the strength to rediscover your true self and reclaim your life. Together, we will work on your healing process, restoring your inner strength, and guiding you towards authentic joy and fulfillment. You deserve a life where challenges no longer hold you captive- a life in which you are able to go after the things that you enjoy without overthinking holding you back.
Do you feel trapped in overthinking, or having deep for or sadness hold you back in life? These struggles ripple through your relationships, affect your daily functioning, and prevent you form reaching your hopes and dreams. Longing for inner calmness, and the strength to rediscover your true self and reclaim your life. Together, we will work on your healing process, restoring your inner strength, and guiding you towards authentic joy and fulfillment. You deserve a life where challenges no longer hold you captive- a life in which you are able to go after the things that you enjoy without overthinking holding you back.
(562) 454-1053 View (562) 454-1053
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Julie Rebecca Turvey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Do you have goals of greater happiness and connection, but aren’t sure why it’s not happening? Are you feeling depressed and anxious and not sure why? Let me help you navigate the confusion! Sometimes there are faulty beliefs about ourselves and communication challenges you need help with. It’s not your fault! You may have not learned the tools yet for navigating some of the emotional challenges of life. I will provide coping skills, teach how to manage challenging emotions, and clarify your needs clearly to those around you. Through facing your pain, you will find greater peace and contentment and reduced mental health symptoms.
Do you have goals of greater happiness and connection, but aren’t sure why it’s not happening? Are you feeling depressed and anxious and not sure why? Let me help you navigate the confusion! Sometimes there are faulty beliefs about ourselves and communication challenges you need help with. It’s not your fault! You may have not learned the tools yet for navigating some of the emotional challenges of life. I will provide coping skills, teach how to manage challenging emotions, and clarify your needs clearly to those around you. Through facing your pain, you will find greater peace and contentment and reduced mental health symptoms.
(562) 352-2294 View (562) 352-2294
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Danny J Duchene
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seal Beach, CA 90740  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing heightened emotional reactions or constant tension? Are you feeling anxious about daily activities? Having a hard time getting things done or struggling in your relationships? Your struggles may have early-age roots and you’re beginning to wonder if the cluster of symptoms you experience all have a common source. Trauma and life's hardships can have devastating impacts on your daily life. As a result, you may feel a struggle to get out of bed, or you may feel like you can't stop driving a hundred miles an hour. Whatever brings you here, you don’t have to go through it alone. I'd be honored to work with you.
Are you experiencing heightened emotional reactions or constant tension? Are you feeling anxious about daily activities? Having a hard time getting things done or struggling in your relationships? Your struggles may have early-age roots and you’re beginning to wonder if the cluster of symptoms you experience all have a common source. Trauma and life's hardships can have devastating impacts on your daily life. As a result, you may feel a struggle to get out of bed, or you may feel like you can't stop driving a hundred miles an hour. Whatever brings you here, you don’t have to go through it alone. I'd be honored to work with you.
(562) 620-8143 View (562) 620-8143
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Peace of Mind Therapy
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seal Beach, CA 90740
My name is Dr. Deginesh Worku or Dr. Dee. I’m a licensed mental health therapist with over 28 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, communication problems, trauma and life transitions ( e.g., adoption, immigration, divorce, loss, etc.) which can all cause overwhelming feelings leaving you unbalanced. I also specialize in cross-cultural / multicultural dynamics understanding the impact culture has on the way we navigate and process behaviors. I hope to create a supportive and safe environment to help you move towards your desired goals.
My name is Dr. Deginesh Worku or Dr. Dee. I’m a licensed mental health therapist with over 28 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, communication problems, trauma and life transitions ( e.g., adoption, immigration, divorce, loss, etc.) which can all cause overwhelming feelings leaving you unbalanced. I also specialize in cross-cultural / multicultural dynamics understanding the impact culture has on the way we navigate and process behaviors. I hope to create a supportive and safe environment to help you move towards your desired goals.
(562) 269-1357 View (562) 269-1357
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Christine C Stellino
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or down? Life can be a rollercoaster, and it's tough when it starts affecting your relationships, work, school, or friendships. Maybe you're finding it hard to concentrate, or your anxiety is holding you back from reaching your goals. You might be struggling to connect with others or facing challenges in your personal and professional life. Together we will focus on your specific goals, whether it's building better relationships, finding confidence in your abilities, or finding balance and fulfillment in your daily life. You deserve to thrive, and I'm here to help you get there.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or down? Life can be a rollercoaster, and it's tough when it starts affecting your relationships, work, school, or friendships. Maybe you're finding it hard to concentrate, or your anxiety is holding you back from reaching your goals. You might be struggling to connect with others or facing challenges in your personal and professional life. Together we will focus on your specific goals, whether it's building better relationships, finding confidence in your abilities, or finding balance and fulfillment in your daily life. You deserve to thrive, and I'm here to help you get there.
(562) 393-7466 View (562) 393-7466
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Hannah Blackmore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Do you ever feel anxious, nervous or stressed during your day to day life? Are you having a hard time navigating relationships, work, or school, and finding a healthy balance between it all? Do you wish you felt more freedom to be yourself in your relationships and daily activities? Through our work together, you can discover a sense of calm, resilience, and the ability to manage what once felt overwhelming. Imagine a life where you build healthier relationships, excel in your studies or career, and find joy in your day to day life. I'm here to guide you on your journey towards these tangible, positive changes.
Do you ever feel anxious, nervous or stressed during your day to day life? Are you having a hard time navigating relationships, work, or school, and finding a healthy balance between it all? Do you wish you felt more freedom to be yourself in your relationships and daily activities? Through our work together, you can discover a sense of calm, resilience, and the ability to manage what once felt overwhelming. Imagine a life where you build healthier relationships, excel in your studies or career, and find joy in your day to day life. I'm here to guide you on your journey towards these tangible, positive changes.
(562) 414-4842 View (562) 414-4842
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Christophe Ngo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seal Beach, CA 90740
You’ve spent years trying to make life make sense and to find where you fit in the world always feeling like an outsider, different from your family, or that you don’t belong. You bounce around from one hobby, friend group, or idea to another. Perhaps, your identity feels like it’s been chosen for you, and you’re ready to break free from expectations. Maybe you were praised your whole life for being a team player or high achiever in school or work, but the cost of that very thing has you full of stress and anxiety at home with partners, loved ones, and friends—seeking out external validation for shit you don’t really care about.
You’ve spent years trying to make life make sense and to find where you fit in the world always feeling like an outsider, different from your family, or that you don’t belong. You bounce around from one hobby, friend group, or idea to another. Perhaps, your identity feels like it’s been chosen for you, and you’re ready to break free from expectations. Maybe you were praised your whole life for being a team player or high achiever in school or work, but the cost of that very thing has you full of stress and anxiety at home with partners, loved ones, and friends—seeking out external validation for shit you don’t really care about.
(562) 247-0436 View (562) 247-0436
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Wesley Grant Walters
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Life can be challenging, and sometimes we all need a little support to navigate through its ups and downs. As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Whether you're facing difficulties in your relationships, struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, or simply seeking personal growth and self-discovery, I'm here to help. I believe in empowering individuals with a deeper sense of agency by helping them to tap into their inner-strengths and resources, enabling them to overcome challenges and build resilience.
Life can be challenging, and sometimes we all need a little support to navigate through its ups and downs. As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Whether you're facing difficulties in your relationships, struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, or simply seeking personal growth and self-discovery, I'm here to help. I believe in empowering individuals with a deeper sense of agency by helping them to tap into their inner-strengths and resources, enabling them to overcome challenges and build resilience.
(562) 568-5559 View (562) 568-5559
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Mike Valenzuela Catholic Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Seal Beach, CA 90740  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. Life at times can create challenges that hinder our ability to live the life we would like. Do you find yourself feeling alone? Are you stuck and dealing with depression, past decisions or experiences, relationship issues or other issues that make you feel overwhelmed or impact your mental and emotional well-being? I am here and happy to help. I can provide an atmosphere that is free from judgment, support, and a safe place for us to work together.
Hello and welcome. Life at times can create challenges that hinder our ability to live the life we would like. Do you find yourself feeling alone? Are you stuck and dealing with depression, past decisions or experiences, relationship issues or other issues that make you feel overwhelmed or impact your mental and emotional well-being? I am here and happy to help. I can provide an atmosphere that is free from judgment, support, and a safe place for us to work together.
(562) 207-5658 View (562) 207-5658
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Chiara V. Cabiglio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud." -Thich Nhat Hanh. We all have moments of feeling stuck and scared. Life brings us countless challenges and obstacles and sometimes we need support from others to help us get through difficult times. Seeking therapy is the beginning of you blooming into a lotus flower and rising from the ashes. You have the answers within you and the capacity to heal.
Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud." -Thich Nhat Hanh. We all have moments of feeling stuck and scared. Life brings us countless challenges and obstacles and sometimes we need support from others to help us get through difficult times. Seeking therapy is the beginning of you blooming into a lotus flower and rising from the ashes. You have the answers within you and the capacity to heal.
(562) 358-5036 View (562) 358-5036

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Number of Therapists in 90740

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 90740 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
69% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Cigna and Evernorth
51% Aetna
40% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90740 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90740?

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.