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Kimberly Diggles
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802
I currently only offer online and in-home therapy. When we are in the midst of crisis we can question our abilities to overcome. Like quicksand, these self-defeating thoughts pull us even deeper into despair and we may become seduced by seclusion. Instead, I believe we should strive to accept our struggles as the catalysts that can bring us into closer connection with others and thus be more empowered to overcome. My practice of therapy involves helping people realize that to struggle is not unique and that connections with others during those times can be the difference between surrendering to weakness and reclaiming your strength.
I currently only offer online and in-home therapy. When we are in the midst of crisis we can question our abilities to overcome. Like quicksand, these self-defeating thoughts pull us even deeper into despair and we may become seduced by seclusion. Instead, I believe we should strive to accept our struggles as the catalysts that can bring us into closer connection with others and thus be more empowered to overcome. My practice of therapy involves helping people realize that to struggle is not unique and that connections with others during those times can be the difference between surrendering to weakness and reclaiming your strength.
(562) 453-3310 View (562) 453-3310
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Melissa Cline
MSLCE, NLP
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802
Parents, you've likely seen a shift in your child. It appears something has changed, but you're unsure what it is. I get it. As a parent, you want your child to feel confident, secure, and safe - from society, anxiety, social media, bullying, and unfortunate circumstances. The truth is... events, people, and things have affected them, but getting your child to open up and divulge all that is happening inside is VERY difficult. I understand! Sometimes the most confident child still can't find the words to say. Certain feelings and emotions live deep within your child. You're not alone, and I can help uncover the ROOT.
Parents, you've likely seen a shift in your child. It appears something has changed, but you're unsure what it is. I get it. As a parent, you want your child to feel confident, secure, and safe - from society, anxiety, social media, bullying, and unfortunate circumstances. The truth is... events, people, and things have affected them, but getting your child to open up and divulge all that is happening inside is VERY difficult. I understand! Sometimes the most confident child still can't find the words to say. Certain feelings and emotions live deep within your child. You're not alone, and I can help uncover the ROOT.
(818) 273-5862 View (818) 273-5862
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Jordan P Saxon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802
I provide an expertise in psychology, sexuality, relationships, couples counseling, and gender issues. Treatment for both couples and individuals. 15 minute sex-therapy consultations available now. There is no shame in your thoughts or sexuality, so remove the stigmas now! Correct issues like differing libidos within a couple, sexual dysfunction for both men and women, and relationship/intimacy issues (single or coupled). I am confident your problems can be resolved, in less time than you think!
I provide an expertise in psychology, sexuality, relationships, couples counseling, and gender issues. Treatment for both couples and individuals. 15 minute sex-therapy consultations available now. There is no shame in your thoughts or sexuality, so remove the stigmas now! Correct issues like differing libidos within a couple, sexual dysfunction for both men and women, and relationship/intimacy issues (single or coupled). I am confident your problems can be resolved, in less time than you think!
(562) 600-9395 View (562) 600-9395
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Mayra A. Chavez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802
I am interested in helping you reduce symptoms of distress. These symptoms often feel like being on the edge, sudden panic, running thoughts, sadness, worry, difficulty sleeping, or sleeping too much. It can also feel like feeling lost, misunderstood and easily distracted. My approach is to create an environment where you feel understood, seen, and heard. We can explore your struggles, feelings, thoughts, and guide you to examine your experiences with the goal of improving your quality of life.
I am interested in helping you reduce symptoms of distress. These symptoms often feel like being on the edge, sudden panic, running thoughts, sadness, worry, difficulty sleeping, or sleeping too much. It can also feel like feeling lost, misunderstood and easily distracted. My approach is to create an environment where you feel understood, seen, and heard. We can explore your struggles, feelings, thoughts, and guide you to examine your experiences with the goal of improving your quality of life.
(323) 701-0548 View (323) 701-0548
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Jose F Gaspar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802
I am Solution-Focused, EMDR trained, Queer, Feminist, and passionate about Critical Race Theory and systemic injustice. My clients struggle with internal shame and boundary setting that often gets in the way of them achieving their goals. I focus first on practical solutions, while analyzing my clients for patterns and traumas that are keeping them stuck. Guiding clients through complex traumas, I restore hope and self-esteem (it’s easier than you think; and often fun.) Together, we navigate the challenges of self-discovery, fostering joy, curiosity, and empowerment. I help people move from survival mode to thriving.
I am Solution-Focused, EMDR trained, Queer, Feminist, and passionate about Critical Race Theory and systemic injustice. My clients struggle with internal shame and boundary setting that often gets in the way of them achieving their goals. I focus first on practical solutions, while analyzing my clients for patterns and traumas that are keeping them stuck. Guiding clients through complex traumas, I restore hope and self-esteem (it’s easier than you think; and often fun.) Together, we navigate the challenges of self-discovery, fostering joy, curiosity, and empowerment. I help people move from survival mode to thriving.
(323) 370-4880 View (323) 370-4880
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Teela Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CMHIMP, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802
Waitlist for new clients
How hard is it for you to create balance and focus in a world full of distractions, dishonesty, & dis-ease? And if what I call the "detrimental D's" as stated above contributes to how you act/think/feel, then who or what is really controlling your life & wellbeing? Let me guess: social media, unaddressed trauma, grief & loss, emotional dysregulation, unhealthy boundaries, passiveness, impulsivity, mood or eating disorders, chronic fatigue, aches/pain, anxiety, depression, digestive discomfort, pH imbalances, etc. Talk therapy alone may be unsuccessful or even unappealing, are you interested in exploring something more effective?
How hard is it for you to create balance and focus in a world full of distractions, dishonesty, & dis-ease? And if what I call the "detrimental D's" as stated above contributes to how you act/think/feel, then who or what is really controlling your life & wellbeing? Let me guess: social media, unaddressed trauma, grief & loss, emotional dysregulation, unhealthy boundaries, passiveness, impulsivity, mood or eating disorders, chronic fatigue, aches/pain, anxiety, depression, digestive discomfort, pH imbalances, etc. Talk therapy alone may be unsuccessful or even unappealing, are you interested in exploring something more effective?
(424) 339-2143 View (424) 339-2143
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Rewire & Renew Psychotherapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself struggling with anxiety, irritability or overwhelming stress? You may be noticing that it is difficult for you to move forward following a distressing life experience and overwhelming emotions are keeping you from functioning at your highest potential. Sometimes past experiences, such as bullying or childhood abuse, can linger in the background manifesting as performance anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelming anger or frustration.
Are you finding yourself struggling with anxiety, irritability or overwhelming stress? You may be noticing that it is difficult for you to move forward following a distressing life experience and overwhelming emotions are keeping you from functioning at your highest potential. Sometimes past experiences, such as bullying or childhood abuse, can linger in the background manifesting as performance anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelming anger or frustration.
(562) 850-1571 View (562) 850-1571
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Winsley Hector
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I utilize many modalities such as Solution-focused to address problem-solving, Psychodynamic to resolve unconscious conflicts in trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to clarify irrational thinking, and Mindfulness to manage anxiety and depression. I also embody cultural diversity and empathize with the culturally diverse, as well as immigrants. I have experience in addiction medicine to treat addiction and recovery. As a clergyperson, I can explore issues of both grief and loss.
As a therapist, I utilize many modalities such as Solution-focused to address problem-solving, Psychodynamic to resolve unconscious conflicts in trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to clarify irrational thinking, and Mindfulness to manage anxiety and depression. I also embody cultural diversity and empathize with the culturally diverse, as well as immigrants. I have experience in addiction medicine to treat addiction and recovery. As a clergyperson, I can explore issues of both grief and loss.
(424) 788-4245 View (424) 788-4245
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Beth Nadel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
If you're reading this it is because you have the courage to seek guidance and support to deal with the current challenges in your life. Therapy creates an opportunity to find healthy ways to cope, to empower and to heal. I work with individuals experiencing depression and or anxiety. Life presents problems that we see as obstacles but they can also be opportunities for growth and change. Therapy helps see solutions and options and to learn how to make better choices for yourself and your loved ones. In addition, because animals are an important part of my life and maybe yours, I offer consultations and letters for support animals.
If you're reading this it is because you have the courage to seek guidance and support to deal with the current challenges in your life. Therapy creates an opportunity to find healthy ways to cope, to empower and to heal. I work with individuals experiencing depression and or anxiety. Life presents problems that we see as obstacles but they can also be opportunities for growth and change. Therapy helps see solutions and options and to learn how to make better choices for yourself and your loved ones. In addition, because animals are an important part of my life and maybe yours, I offer consultations and letters for support animals.
(562) 230-0002 View (562) 230-0002
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Emily (Lee) Goldstein
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Lee and I am looking forward to connecting with you. Starting therapy can be one of the hardest, but most rewarding decisions you can make. My own time in therapy continues to be one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and has allowed me to live my life in a way I never thought possible. In working together, we can address your past traumas and heal old wounds.
Hello, my name is Lee and I am looking forward to connecting with you. Starting therapy can be one of the hardest, but most rewarding decisions you can make. My own time in therapy continues to be one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and has allowed me to live my life in a way I never thought possible. In working together, we can address your past traumas and heal old wounds.
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MVP Consulting Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, RMHC
Not Verified Not Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802
Ideal Clients: Anyone who is going through a break up with your partner or current employer. Entrepreneurs seeking to launch a new business or professionals seeking to enhance leadership/communication skills. If you are experiencing stress or overwhelming feelings from events in your life that are happening you may be in the middle of a transition or major change in your life. I can offer you tools to help you change this transition into a transformation into being your ideal "MVP".
Ideal Clients: Anyone who is going through a break up with your partner or current employer. Entrepreneurs seeking to launch a new business or professionals seeking to enhance leadership/communication skills. If you are experiencing stress or overwhelming feelings from events in your life that are happening you may be in the middle of a transition or major change in your life. I can offer you tools to help you change this transition into a transformation into being your ideal "MVP".
(562) 317-7694 View (562) 317-7694
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Cassi T
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
Are you exhausted from feeling trapped by constant stress and anxiety? Like you haven't taken a full breath today... Deepen your connection to life and light through psychodynamic therapy informed by the body mind connection. I work with clients in their late teens (15+) and adults with a variety of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, self-esteem, chronic pain, and compounded trauma to name a few. As a neurodivergent queer therapist, I love serving the queer community and uniquely analytical community.
Are you exhausted from feeling trapped by constant stress and anxiety? Like you haven't taken a full breath today... Deepen your connection to life and light through psychodynamic therapy informed by the body mind connection. I work with clients in their late teens (15+) and adults with a variety of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, self-esteem, chronic pain, and compounded trauma to name a few. As a neurodivergent queer therapist, I love serving the queer community and uniquely analytical community.
(424) 622-6292 View (424) 622-6292
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Joy Burgner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
My name is Joy Burgner. I have been licensed in the state of California since 2011. I am extremely open-minded, and there have been several experiences that have occurred in my life that have led me to adopt a completely non-judgmental stance when it comes to treating my clients. These qualities tend to engender my ability to form and build a strong therapeutic alignment and leads to my clients feeling free to express, explore, and process life events, thoughts and feelings that have led to emotional distress or problems in their lives.
My name is Joy Burgner. I have been licensed in the state of California since 2011. I am extremely open-minded, and there have been several experiences that have occurred in my life that have led me to adopt a completely non-judgmental stance when it comes to treating my clients. These qualities tend to engender my ability to form and build a strong therapeutic alignment and leads to my clients feeling free to express, explore, and process life events, thoughts and feelings that have led to emotional distress or problems in their lives.
(424) 552-4281 View (424) 552-4281
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Liliana Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Liliana Gonzalez, and I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Los Angeles, California with over 8 years of experience working as a clinical therapist in a community-based environment. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, compassion fatigue, peer relationships, and women's issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Seeking help takes courage and strength. Congratulations on making the first step towards a positive change.
Hello! My name is Liliana Gonzalez, and I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Los Angeles, California with over 8 years of experience working as a clinical therapist in a community-based environment. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, compassion fatigue, peer relationships, and women's issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Seeking help takes courage and strength. Congratulations on making the first step towards a positive change.
(424) 587-3416 View (424) 587-3416
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Brandy Dunn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(424) 344-5192 View (424) 344-5192
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Alysia St. Clair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alysia is a warm, compassionate, caring clinician who provides a calm safe environment to work through life's challenges. Alysia has extensive experience working with a variety of populations including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and trauma. She uses Evidenced-Based Practices including mindfulness, DBT, EMDR, and CBT to help clients work through struggles. She is an expert on addiction and trauma based interventions. Alysia is certified as an Advanced Mindfulness Practitioner. She is genuinely compassionate and engages deeply with her clients.
Alysia is a warm, compassionate, caring clinician who provides a calm safe environment to work through life's challenges. Alysia has extensive experience working with a variety of populations including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and trauma. She uses Evidenced-Based Practices including mindfulness, DBT, EMDR, and CBT to help clients work through struggles. She is an expert on addiction and trauma based interventions. Alysia is certified as an Advanced Mindfulness Practitioner. She is genuinely compassionate and engages deeply with her clients.
(310) 361-4164 View (310) 361-4164
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April Lota
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience dedicated to facilitating healing and empowerment through therapeutic interventions. My primary objective as a therapist is to accompany clients on their unique journeys, employing tailored treatment approaches to meet their individual needs. I use an eclectic approach and draw from my experience using evidence-based practices. My goal is to aid you in achieving your goals, by highlighting your strengths, and equipping you with practical tools and skills that extend beyond our sessions together.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience dedicated to facilitating healing and empowerment through therapeutic interventions. My primary objective as a therapist is to accompany clients on their unique journeys, employing tailored treatment approaches to meet their individual needs. I use an eclectic approach and draw from my experience using evidence-based practices. My goal is to aid you in achieving your goals, by highlighting your strengths, and equipping you with practical tools and skills that extend beyond our sessions together.
(424) 426-2088 View (424) 426-2088
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Carly Compton
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802
Carly Compton focuses on eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, and the general connections between physical and mental health. Carly believes that every individual is capable of healing and deserves a unique treatment plan. She is non-judgmental, compassionate, empowering, and supportive. Carly has experience leading support groups, working 1:1 with individuals, and connecting individuals to resources. Carly received her Bachelor’s (B.A.) degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and has years of experience working in school settings as an educator and Mental Health Specialist.
Carly Compton focuses on eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, and the general connections between physical and mental health. Carly believes that every individual is capable of healing and deserves a unique treatment plan. She is non-judgmental, compassionate, empowering, and supportive. Carly has experience leading support groups, working 1:1 with individuals, and connecting individuals to resources. Carly received her Bachelor’s (B.A.) degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and has years of experience working in school settings as an educator and Mental Health Specialist.
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Erica Christensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
In this space, you're free to be yourself, without judgment. I specialize in inspiring young adults, women, and queer folks to navigate the challenges of their emotions, set healthy boundaries, and overcome anxiety and depression all while accessing their truest self. My approach is a blend of direct and mindfulness-based therapy that aims to boost confidence, foster self-esteem, and provide tools to manage stress. Together, we'll journey towards healing past traumas and nurturing your relationships, ultimately guiding you towards becoming the best version of yourself.
In this space, you're free to be yourself, without judgment. I specialize in inspiring young adults, women, and queer folks to navigate the challenges of their emotions, set healthy boundaries, and overcome anxiety and depression all while accessing their truest self. My approach is a blend of direct and mindfulness-based therapy that aims to boost confidence, foster self-esteem, and provide tools to manage stress. Together, we'll journey towards healing past traumas and nurturing your relationships, ultimately guiding you towards becoming the best version of yourself.
(628) 265-6665 View (628) 265-6665
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Sarah Raike
PA-C
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS FOR MEDICATION MANAGEMENT ONLY-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. You enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS FOR MEDICATION MANAGEMENT ONLY-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. You enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(424) 226-5823 View (424) 226-5823

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90802

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 90802 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
68% Coping Skills
68% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
56% Grief
52% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90802 see their clients

70% Online Only
30% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90802?

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.