Therapists in 90807

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Amy Lappen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
Please note: I offer video and phone sessions. I am a generalist and trained to work with a variety of presenting issues. Many of my clients report that through our work together, they are able to become more assertive, confident, calm, productive, and satisfied in the important areas of their lives. I will help you by providing a confidential and non-judgmental place to receive support. I believe that we all have the right to live our best lives. For most of us, when we are "living well," we have enjoyment and satisfaction in all the essential areas-romantic and familial relationships, friendships, career, health, and hobbies.
Please note: I offer video and phone sessions. I am a generalist and trained to work with a variety of presenting issues. Many of my clients report that through our work together, they are able to become more assertive, confident, calm, productive, and satisfied in the important areas of their lives. I will help you by providing a confidential and non-judgmental place to receive support. I believe that we all have the right to live our best lives. For most of us, when we are "living well," we have enjoyment and satisfaction in all the essential areas-romantic and familial relationships, friendships, career, health, and hobbies.
(323) 615-1070 View (323) 615-1070
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Sunny Sun Young Lim
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
If you're looking for insight into who you are and why you find yourself stuck, I'm here to help you notice patterns and figure out which changes you can actively make in your life. Together, we'll work on helping you figure out your personal goals, progress, and gain clarity. I specialize in working with people who have C-PTSD (childhood trauma because of abuse and neglect) and struggle with people-pleasing/codependency.
If you're looking for insight into who you are and why you find yourself stuck, I'm here to help you notice patterns and figure out which changes you can actively make in your life. Together, we'll work on helping you figure out your personal goals, progress, and gain clarity. I specialize in working with people who have C-PTSD (childhood trauma because of abuse and neglect) and struggle with people-pleasing/codependency.
(626) 709-2275 View (626) 709-2275
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Lilia Sheynman
Psychologist, PhD, CAMC II
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
The decision to seek therapy services is often a difficult one. Whether you are struggling with transitional life issues, addiction, anxiety, or depressed mood, you have come to the right place. Together, we can work to improve your quality of life and to maximize your potential. You should not have to live with the pain and discomfort that you are experiencing. Allow me to help you to work through the issues that are interfering in your daily life, so that you can grow and succeed. If you are questioning a previous diagnosis, or would like more clarity and direction in your treatment, we can help with Psychological Testing!
The decision to seek therapy services is often a difficult one. Whether you are struggling with transitional life issues, addiction, anxiety, or depressed mood, you have come to the right place. Together, we can work to improve your quality of life and to maximize your potential. You should not have to live with the pain and discomfort that you are experiencing. Allow me to help you to work through the issues that are interfering in your daily life, so that you can grow and succeed. If you are questioning a previous diagnosis, or would like more clarity and direction in your treatment, we can help with Psychological Testing!
(562) 276-2133 View (562) 276-2133
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SistahPeace(tm) ReShaping(tm) WellBalance(tm)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFA, MSW, CAODC, CLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
Are YOU Ready For SistahPeaceful Change ?(tm) . . . Facing A Distressing Dilemma ?. . . We Can Help You Find Peace Of Mind Again(tm) . . . Helping Unconventional, Artistic, Lesbian, Bi, Questioning, WOC, & Imaginative wimmin regain and maintain their Peace of Mind . . . Want to have a greater, more authentic, and meaningful sense of Self-regard, Self-accomplishment, Self-satisfaction and real happiness in those essential areas of your life? . . . SHEINSPIRED(tm) Innovative & Holistic Counseling & Coaching For Wimmin . . . ! ~ AfraShe is LGBTQI-Affirmative, Psychospiritual, Solution-Focused, SpiraCulturally(tm) based, holistic and uses synergistic Eastern, Afrikan & Western, results-oriented approaches optimized to assist you to make Meaningful, Achievable SistahPeaceful(tm) Life-Style Changes.
Are YOU Ready For SistahPeaceful Change ?(tm) . . . Facing A Distressing Dilemma ?. . . We Can Help You Find Peace Of Mind Again(tm) . . . Helping Unconventional, Artistic, Lesbian, Bi, Questioning, WOC, & Imaginative wimmin regain and maintain their Peace of Mind . . . Want to have a greater, more authentic, and meaningful sense of Self-regard, Self-accomplishment, Self-satisfaction and real happiness in those essential areas of your life? . . . SHEINSPIRED(tm) Innovative & Holistic Counseling & Coaching For Wimmin . . . ! ~ AfraShe is LGBTQI-Affirmative, Psychospiritual, Solution-Focused, SpiraCulturally(tm) based, holistic and uses synergistic Eastern, Afrikan & Western, results-oriented approaches optimized to assist you to make Meaningful, Achievable SistahPeaceful(tm) Life-Style Changes.
(562) 507-1904 View (562) 507-1904
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Noelle S. Sipple
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCHt
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
Here you are again! You’re disconnected from your dreams and not living the life you imagined you would. Somewhere along the way, you lost yourself and now everything’s falling apart. You have some ideas why this is happening, and you’ve made several attempts to get yourself back on track. Nothing makes you feel any better about yourself. None of the changes you make seem to stick. You’re not sure how to navigate all the obstacles in your way. At the end of the day, you’re still overwhelmed and stuck with a life and relationships that leave you unfulfilled. Things keep getting worse despite your best efforts.
Here you are again! You’re disconnected from your dreams and not living the life you imagined you would. Somewhere along the way, you lost yourself and now everything’s falling apart. You have some ideas why this is happening, and you’ve made several attempts to get yourself back on track. Nothing makes you feel any better about yourself. None of the changes you make seem to stick. You’re not sure how to navigate all the obstacles in your way. At the end of the day, you’re still overwhelmed and stuck with a life and relationships that leave you unfulfilled. Things keep getting worse despite your best efforts.
(562) 207-5436 View (562) 207-5436
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Jasmine Marie Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
Ready for a change? Want to get ways to be empowered and take charge of your life? If you answer yes to these questions then I am a good fit for you. You can take a look at my personal page jasmineadamslcsw.net and find more about my specialties. I am certified in the much sought after EMDR Therapy. I am committed to creating a safe, nonjudgmental, and therapeutic environment, where you will find yourself being able to examine and understand yourself better.
Ready for a change? Want to get ways to be empowered and take charge of your life? If you answer yes to these questions then I am a good fit for you. You can take a look at my personal page jasmineadamslcsw.net and find more about my specialties. I am certified in the much sought after EMDR Therapy. I am committed to creating a safe, nonjudgmental, and therapeutic environment, where you will find yourself being able to examine and understand yourself better.
(213) 267-9537 View (213) 267-9537
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Alicia Bynum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
All the tools that you need to heal are already within you. My main approaches are EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Mindfulness. Mindfulness invites relaxation into the body while EMDR allows you to process the past without feeling triggered. Many of our present problems such as low self esteem, relationship challenges, anxiety, and depression have deep roots within our past. EMDR works to address the problem from its root by challenging the negative messages that we have received from childhood and replacing them with new positive truths. These truths are then integrated into how we view ourselves and the world.
All the tools that you need to heal are already within you. My main approaches are EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Mindfulness. Mindfulness invites relaxation into the body while EMDR allows you to process the past without feeling triggered. Many of our present problems such as low self esteem, relationship challenges, anxiety, and depression have deep roots within our past. EMDR works to address the problem from its root by challenging the negative messages that we have received from childhood and replacing them with new positive truths. These truths are then integrated into how we view ourselves and the world.
(626) 508-7194 View (626) 508-7194
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Kristian Starnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
We often feel like we didn't get the memo on how to “do” life. As a nonbinary, Trans person from the Midwest, who transitioned in their 40's I can relate. I’ve spent the better part of my adult life unlearning harmful messages and beliefs, and relearning who I am. You may think, "Do I need to be trans to have a trans therapist?" The answer is no, working with me everyone can expect a safe, authentic, and sometimes silly space (with pop culture references) where we collaborate to find real solutions that dismantle the toxic and oppressive messages, and find solutions unique to you, and peace that last a lifetime.
We often feel like we didn't get the memo on how to “do” life. As a nonbinary, Trans person from the Midwest, who transitioned in their 40's I can relate. I’ve spent the better part of my adult life unlearning harmful messages and beliefs, and relearning who I am. You may think, "Do I need to be trans to have a trans therapist?" The answer is no, working with me everyone can expect a safe, authentic, and sometimes silly space (with pop culture references) where we collaborate to find real solutions that dismantle the toxic and oppressive messages, and find solutions unique to you, and peace that last a lifetime.
(323) 591-3873 View (323) 591-3873
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Alayn Ortiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
You're experiencing anxiety and relationship issues due to past traumatic experiences. You fear getting close and being hurt again. Or perhaps you are told you are too controlling. You are tired of being in this cycle and ready to make a change. Together we can explore where this all began, the impact of your fears on your relationships and learn what to do when these fears are getting the best of you, so you can have the relationship you deserve.
You're experiencing anxiety and relationship issues due to past traumatic experiences. You fear getting close and being hurt again. Or perhaps you are told you are too controlling. You are tired of being in this cycle and ready to make a change. Together we can explore where this all began, the impact of your fears on your relationships and learn what to do when these fears are getting the best of you, so you can have the relationship you deserve.
(562) 268-4695 View (562) 268-4695
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Vanessa Cortez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
Hola, my name is Vanessa, I provide a warm, gentle and safe space to help adults work through anxiety, depression, processing trauma, low self esteem, relationship difficulties (family or romantic), boundary setting as well as life transitions. I do this by meeting you where you are, building a relationship and trust. I will collaborate with you to create goals that are specific to your concerns. My goal is to assist you with making sense of things and address challenges or barriers you may be experiencing so that you can live authentically.
Hola, my name is Vanessa, I provide a warm, gentle and safe space to help adults work through anxiety, depression, processing trauma, low self esteem, relationship difficulties (family or romantic), boundary setting as well as life transitions. I do this by meeting you where you are, building a relationship and trust. I will collaborate with you to create goals that are specific to your concerns. My goal is to assist you with making sense of things and address challenges or barriers you may be experiencing so that you can live authentically.
(562) 685-9589 View (562) 685-9589
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Dr. Ginger Lavender Wilkerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CPsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
Are you ready to begin the Healing Journey? Are you ready to discover the best version of yourself? Are you depressed, sad, irritable, anxious, or stressed and ready to Live Free? I help women and young ladies, Nourish, HEAL, Grow, and Thrive. I support women who are dealing with relationship trauma/grief, who are dealing with inner child issues and past childhood trauma, and having difficulty showing up as your best self. I help women acknowledge their trauma, work through their trauma and change their trauma into triumph. If you are ready to heal from what broke you, let's work together to set you free so you can grow and blossom.
Are you ready to begin the Healing Journey? Are you ready to discover the best version of yourself? Are you depressed, sad, irritable, anxious, or stressed and ready to Live Free? I help women and young ladies, Nourish, HEAL, Grow, and Thrive. I support women who are dealing with relationship trauma/grief, who are dealing with inner child issues and past childhood trauma, and having difficulty showing up as your best self. I help women acknowledge their trauma, work through their trauma and change their trauma into triumph. If you are ready to heal from what broke you, let's work together to set you free so you can grow and blossom.
(562) 222-8435 View (562) 222-8435
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Ana Arguello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
I am well versed in numerous modalities, among them; Individual therapy to address possible lifestyle changes, your relationship issues and goals. Couples therapy to address interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict Child psychotherapy ,(play therapy and dyadic therapy) from 0 to 5 years old through specialized training. Family therapy to increase effective communication within family dynamics. Crisis management as past occupational experience includes drug treatment and law enforcement crisis situations. Mental health consultant in educational settings, and occasional speaker in mental health related topics. I am fully bilingual
I am well versed in numerous modalities, among them; Individual therapy to address possible lifestyle changes, your relationship issues and goals. Couples therapy to address interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict Child psychotherapy ,(play therapy and dyadic therapy) from 0 to 5 years old through specialized training. Family therapy to increase effective communication within family dynamics. Crisis management as past occupational experience includes drug treatment and law enforcement crisis situations. Mental health consultant in educational settings, and occasional speaker in mental health related topics. I am fully bilingual
(562) 655-8568 View (562) 655-8568
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Kimberly Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be hard. It can be overwhelming to manage all things life, while feeling stressed and overwhelmed. You're someone that wants to stop overthinking and you crave relief. You're hoping that one day you’ll be able to overcome your worries and live fully in the present. You may have noticed the parts of you that are unhealed, and I am here to remind you that these parts are worthy of healing and nurturing.
Life can be hard. It can be overwhelming to manage all things life, while feeling stressed and overwhelmed. You're someone that wants to stop overthinking and you crave relief. You're hoping that one day you’ll be able to overcome your worries and live fully in the present. You may have noticed the parts of you that are unhealed, and I am here to remind you that these parts are worthy of healing and nurturing.
(562) 337-3884 View (562) 337-3884
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Maria Modesta Carmichael
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
Life is full of challenges that overwhelm us. It stops us in our tracks and we think "how did I get here?" Whether it is grief, fear, lack of motivation, excessive worrying, indecisiveness, poor choices, trauma, addiction, or relationship problems: therapy is a tool to help, if you are open and reach out. This is when you need someone who is genuine, safe, non-judgmental, caring, supportive, and redirects gently to help you decide the next steps in YOUR journey. In therapy, we will focus on healing, process past wounds, identify triggers, create healthy boundaries, explore solutions, and find the path that is right for you.
Life is full of challenges that overwhelm us. It stops us in our tracks and we think "how did I get here?" Whether it is grief, fear, lack of motivation, excessive worrying, indecisiveness, poor choices, trauma, addiction, or relationship problems: therapy is a tool to help, if you are open and reach out. This is when you need someone who is genuine, safe, non-judgmental, caring, supportive, and redirects gently to help you decide the next steps in YOUR journey. In therapy, we will focus on healing, process past wounds, identify triggers, create healthy boundaries, explore solutions, and find the path that is right for you.
(562) 362-3351 View (562) 362-3351
Sandra M Hardy
Psychologist, MFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
Not accepting new clients
I am a personal and professional life coach with more than 30 years of experience working with a wide variety of people, issues and circumstances. I am solution focused and enjoy helping clients discover their truest potential and highest quality of life. I help clients understand their past and accept responsibility for their future.
I am a personal and professional life coach with more than 30 years of experience working with a wide variety of people, issues and circumstances. I am solution focused and enjoy helping clients discover their truest potential and highest quality of life. I help clients understand their past and accept responsibility for their future.
(562) 374-8381 View (562) 374-8381
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Sophie Solow
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
Empathetic therapist dedicated to your well-being, with expertise in trauma, women's health, and holistic care. I specialize in trauma, women's health and mental wellness. I provide a holistic approach to mental health care for those seeking emotional healing and personal growth. I am a certified domestic violence victim advocate and sexual assault victim advocate. I am passionate about working with women, including adolescents and children.
Empathetic therapist dedicated to your well-being, with expertise in trauma, women's health, and holistic care. I specialize in trauma, women's health and mental wellness. I provide a holistic approach to mental health care for those seeking emotional healing and personal growth. I am a certified domestic violence victim advocate and sexual assault victim advocate. I am passionate about working with women, including adolescents and children.
(562) 303-5160 View (562) 303-5160
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Amy Melchor
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
Are you struggling with perfectionism or feeling like an outsider? My mission is to create a safe, trusting environment where you can be comfortable to examine yourself and your relationships. I understand opening up can be intimidating, so we'll build a strong foundation of trust together by finding ways to understand where you’re coming from and what you need.
Are you struggling with perfectionism or feeling like an outsider? My mission is to create a safe, trusting environment where you can be comfortable to examine yourself and your relationships. I understand opening up can be intimidating, so we'll build a strong foundation of trust together by finding ways to understand where you’re coming from and what you need.
(562) 359-4239 View (562) 359-4239
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Dr. Anna Consla
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
After all the painful things you’ve been through, you may wonder if you'll ever be able to feel happy and at peace. You might feel anxious and overwhelmed by strong emotions, or numb, detached and exhausted. You may feel unsafe, and find it’s hard to trust people or open up to them. You might feel confused about who you are and where your life is headed. You may wish you could feel better, but question whether that's even possible for you. I believe it is possible, and I'm here to help you. I received my doctorate from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, and have devoted my career to helping people heal from stress and trauma.
After all the painful things you’ve been through, you may wonder if you'll ever be able to feel happy and at peace. You might feel anxious and overwhelmed by strong emotions, or numb, detached and exhausted. You may feel unsafe, and find it’s hard to trust people or open up to them. You might feel confused about who you are and where your life is headed. You may wish you could feel better, but question whether that's even possible for you. I believe it is possible, and I'm here to help you. I received my doctorate from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, and have devoted my career to helping people heal from stress and trauma.
(562) 554-5524 View (562) 554-5524
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Tiana Smith-Murry
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Tiana and I am a social worker. My lifelong dream has been to help people which led me to pursure a Masters degree in Social Work at Fordham University in Bronx, NY. I have 10 years of experience in the mental health and substance use not limited to specialities like eating disorders, domestic violence, children, adolescents, homelessness, marriage and divorce counseling. I have gathered throughout my experience that individuals have the power to be resilient and prosprous despite life struggles. I care for one's quality of life and strive to assist with finding solutions to your struggles in life.
Hello! My name is Tiana and I am a social worker. My lifelong dream has been to help people which led me to pursure a Masters degree in Social Work at Fordham University in Bronx, NY. I have 10 years of experience in the mental health and substance use not limited to specialities like eating disorders, domestic violence, children, adolescents, homelessness, marriage and divorce counseling. I have gathered throughout my experience that individuals have the power to be resilient and prosprous despite life struggles. I care for one's quality of life and strive to assist with finding solutions to your struggles in life.
(562) 609-3904 View (562) 609-3904
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Cassandra Ortiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
I am glad you have come here with the desire and hope of wanting to promote your well-being. I understand it was probably not an easy decision to come to but I am more than willing to do my best to support you, whichever way I can. Often times, life circumstances cause us to develop a wide variety of symptoms that I like to consider as part of the human condition. Anxiety and depression are part of that human condition. I strongly believe life is a journey in which there is always room for growth. I want to help you find the tools you need to promote that growth you have been longing for.
I am glad you have come here with the desire and hope of wanting to promote your well-being. I understand it was probably not an easy decision to come to but I am more than willing to do my best to support you, whichever way I can. Often times, life circumstances cause us to develop a wide variety of symptoms that I like to consider as part of the human condition. Anxiety and depression are part of that human condition. I strongly believe life is a journey in which there is always room for growth. I want to help you find the tools you need to promote that growth you have been longing for.
(562) 274-7612 View (562) 274-7612

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90807

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 90807 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 90807 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90807?

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.