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Kristie Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a warm, collaborative, and holistic approach to navigating life's challenges? Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is getting started. Welcome. My clients are soulful, creative, deeply committed individuals seeking to break through old patterns, increase vitality, and create more meaning and purpose in their lives. Healing is a journey of courage, vulnerability, authenticity and accountability in all areas of one's life. I view my role, not as an expert, but rather as a guide to support you on your journey of self-discovery, inner work, reflection, transformation and growth.
Are you looking for a warm, collaborative, and holistic approach to navigating life's challenges? Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is getting started. Welcome. My clients are soulful, creative, deeply committed individuals seeking to break through old patterns, increase vitality, and create more meaning and purpose in their lives. Healing is a journey of courage, vulnerability, authenticity and accountability in all areas of one's life. I view my role, not as an expert, but rather as a guide to support you on your journey of self-discovery, inner work, reflection, transformation and growth.
(323) 310-0544 View (323) 310-0544
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Marie-Hélène Demers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I love working with individuals who are tired of feeling overwhelmed and controlled by their thoughts and emotions. If you feel like you've been stuck in a cycle of stress, anxiety, or trauma, I am here to help shift those patterns. Together, we will explore the connection between your mind and body, while increasing your awareness of your nervous system and its responses, enabling you to cultivate a sense of safety within yourself and the world around you.
I love working with individuals who are tired of feeling overwhelmed and controlled by their thoughts and emotions. If you feel like you've been stuck in a cycle of stress, anxiety, or trauma, I am here to help shift those patterns. Together, we will explore the connection between your mind and body, while increasing your awareness of your nervous system and its responses, enabling you to cultivate a sense of safety within yourself and the world around you.
(323) 673-3141 View (323) 673-3141
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Andrea Cabrera Jakucs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
Are you feeling sad more often than usual? Feeling a lot of stress or having anxiety due to work or family demands? Feeling irritable towards your partner? Needing someone to talk to about a traumatic event or losing a loved one? If any of the things listed above relates to you then psychotherapy may help. I admire you for being BRAVE & looking into psychotherapy so pat yourself on the back. As a social worker, I provide psychotherapy to guide & support you as you improve your life.
Are you feeling sad more often than usual? Feeling a lot of stress or having anxiety due to work or family demands? Feeling irritable towards your partner? Needing someone to talk to about a traumatic event or losing a loved one? If any of the things listed above relates to you then psychotherapy may help. I admire you for being BRAVE & looking into psychotherapy so pat yourself on the back. As a social worker, I provide psychotherapy to guide & support you as you improve your life.
(626) 618-8577 View (626) 618-8577
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Evelyn Murtaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the mental health field for the past 25 years. I attended the University of Southern California, where I received a Master's in Social Work in 1989. Since that time, I have been committed to working to ensure that individuals have access to quality services focused on alleviating the struggles associated with emotional and mental health issues. Over the course of my career, I have worked as a clinician, supervisor, and associate director of community-based mental health programs.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the mental health field for the past 25 years. I attended the University of Southern California, where I received a Master's in Social Work in 1989. Since that time, I have been committed to working to ensure that individuals have access to quality services focused on alleviating the struggles associated with emotional and mental health issues. Over the course of my career, I have worked as a clinician, supervisor, and associate director of community-based mental health programs.
(323) 900-5281 View (323) 900-5281
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Nazare Magaz
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001
Treatment with me is a dedicated journey to your growth and wellbeing. I offer the highest level of clinical expertise,3 doctorates, with absolute regard to you as a unique individual. I am committed to help you learn and improve your life. My specialization in attachments (parents and beyond), will provide you with essential understanding of the impact of early relationship on current difficulties. Additionally, my dialectical and metallization expertise will help you develop skills to alleviate anxiety/depression and improve all relationship, yourself included. I will help you increase calmness, joy, confidence and understanding.
Treatment with me is a dedicated journey to your growth and wellbeing. I offer the highest level of clinical expertise,3 doctorates, with absolute regard to you as a unique individual. I am committed to help you learn and improve your life. My specialization in attachments (parents and beyond), will provide you with essential understanding of the impact of early relationship on current difficulties. Additionally, my dialectical and metallization expertise will help you develop skills to alleviate anxiety/depression and improve all relationship, yourself included. I will help you increase calmness, joy, confidence and understanding.
(626) 310-7047 View (626) 310-7047
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Ginger Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altadena, CA 91001
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize a multidimensional approach when working with clients. At times, a combination of different psychotherapy approaches may be helpful. Treatment domains include self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-harm and trauma. Creating a therapeutic alliance is an essential component of the therapeutic process. Establishing rapport provides grounds for meaningful engagement within all aspects of the treatment process. This type of therapy relies heavily on developing a strong relationship between client and clinician.
I utilize a multidimensional approach when working with clients. At times, a combination of different psychotherapy approaches may be helpful. Treatment domains include self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-harm and trauma. Creating a therapeutic alliance is an essential component of the therapeutic process. Establishing rapport provides grounds for meaningful engagement within all aspects of the treatment process. This type of therapy relies heavily on developing a strong relationship between client and clinician.
(626) 603-8074 View (626) 603-8074
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Dr. Carole Goguen - Night Owl Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping Women with ADHD because I personally empathize with their experiences and possess the knowledge and experience to help them. I know how it is. Your mind always seems to be wandering except the times you get so focused (usually on the wrong things) it’s hard to tear yourself away. You're anxious just thinking about everything you need to do. Everyone at home expects you to organize their lives but you can’t even organize your own life. You're angry at yourself for failing their expectations. You can’t understand why you can’t seem to do things you know you should be able to do. Your life feels out of control.
I specialize in helping Women with ADHD because I personally empathize with their experiences and possess the knowledge and experience to help them. I know how it is. Your mind always seems to be wandering except the times you get so focused (usually on the wrong things) it’s hard to tear yourself away. You're anxious just thinking about everything you need to do. Everyone at home expects you to organize their lives but you can’t even organize your own life. You're angry at yourself for failing their expectations. You can’t understand why you can’t seem to do things you know you should be able to do. Your life feels out of control.
(626) 765-1846 View (626) 765-1846
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Valerie A. H. Ferrer-Douglas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
As a seasoned clinician, I am an empathetic and caring person, with a laid-back style, who utilizes several different evidenced-based interventions with her clients, based on their individual needs. I will incorporate spiritual practices, mindfulness, and the client’s strengths into their therapeutic process. Through a collaborate, non-judgmental strengths-based approach, I am able to guide the client towards positive change. Having worked with a diverse client population, I am culturally informed and sensitive to the complexities of the human experience. I look forward to being of service to the client.
As a seasoned clinician, I am an empathetic and caring person, with a laid-back style, who utilizes several different evidenced-based interventions with her clients, based on their individual needs. I will incorporate spiritual practices, mindfulness, and the client’s strengths into their therapeutic process. Through a collaborate, non-judgmental strengths-based approach, I am able to guide the client towards positive change. Having worked with a diverse client population, I am culturally informed and sensitive to the complexities of the human experience. I look forward to being of service to the client.
(818) 698-2206 View (818) 698-2206
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Michelle Hammond-Susten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in the Atlanta area since 2006. I have a passion for helping people regain control over their lives after experiencing difficult events that have impacted how they see the world and themselves. My philosophy in therapy is that you are your own expert on your life and hold the key to making changes that you want. It is my role and privilege, as your therapist, to walk along side of you, providing support and assisting you with tools that you can carry with you on your journey.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in the Atlanta area since 2006. I have a passion for helping people regain control over their lives after experiencing difficult events that have impacted how they see the world and themselves. My philosophy in therapy is that you are your own expert on your life and hold the key to making changes that you want. It is my role and privilege, as your therapist, to walk along side of you, providing support and assisting you with tools that you can carry with you on your journey.
(678) 831-3171 View (678) 831-3171
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Manatee
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
Parenting is hard, not because you’re doing it wrong… but because it is! Because Manatee’s focus is strengthening the entire family, we also have a team of parent coaches, to help you become the parent you’re destined to be. During your free consultation, we’ll help you figure out whether coaching, therapy, or both, is the right fit for your family.
Parenting is hard, not because you’re doing it wrong… but because it is! Because Manatee’s focus is strengthening the entire family, we also have a team of parent coaches, to help you become the parent you’re destined to be. During your free consultation, we’ll help you figure out whether coaching, therapy, or both, is the right fit for your family.
(213) 558-4348 View (213) 558-4348
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Carol Beecroft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001
When you feel need for change, when your inner and outer lives are out of synch, this may be a calling to seek meaning and new vitality. As a therapist, I work in an engaged, creative way with clients who wish to connect, explore and gain insight into their authentic feelings, needs and relationship patterns. My approach includes the emotional, body-mind, energetic and creative aspects of each individual who wishes to discover and bring the healing of new consciousness and healthy wholeheartedness into their lives. I am also able to provide you tools for solving problems with conflict, intimacy, relationships and communication.
When you feel need for change, when your inner and outer lives are out of synch, this may be a calling to seek meaning and new vitality. As a therapist, I work in an engaged, creative way with clients who wish to connect, explore and gain insight into their authentic feelings, needs and relationship patterns. My approach includes the emotional, body-mind, energetic and creative aspects of each individual who wishes to discover and bring the healing of new consciousness and healthy wholeheartedness into their lives. I am also able to provide you tools for solving problems with conflict, intimacy, relationships and communication.
(626) 550-2131 View (626) 550-2131
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DANIEL Pimentel
Psychological Associate, LMFT
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
At times, we find ourselves overwhelmed by stress and feeling trapped. I aim to offer guidance during emotional turbulence, relational strife, and disruptive behavior. I collaborate with you to enhance your self-awareness by employing a patient and inquisitive approach. Through self-awareness, you can cultivate a nurturing and empathetic bond with yourself, enabling you to navigate life's fluctuations with greater ease and foster deeper connections with loved ones.
At times, we find ourselves overwhelmed by stress and feeling trapped. I aim to offer guidance during emotional turbulence, relational strife, and disruptive behavior. I collaborate with you to enhance your self-awareness by employing a patient and inquisitive approach. Through self-awareness, you can cultivate a nurturing and empathetic bond with yourself, enabling you to navigate life's fluctuations with greater ease and foster deeper connections with loved ones.
(323) 473-9381 View (323) 473-9381
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Betsy R Ginsburg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
At our cores, we are relational beings who thrive when we feel connected to ourselves, to each other, and to the world around us. When we endure painful experiences or simply learn to abandon our wants and needs in exchange for belonging and acceptance as children, we can become out of touch with our true nature, but therapy is often a journey of leading us back, and then forward. I often work with artists, therapists, and people who generally think and feel deeply. If you are feeling stuck and could use support, we can begin to explore the experiences that have led you to this moment so that healing and progress can take place.
At our cores, we are relational beings who thrive when we feel connected to ourselves, to each other, and to the world around us. When we endure painful experiences or simply learn to abandon our wants and needs in exchange for belonging and acceptance as children, we can become out of touch with our true nature, but therapy is often a journey of leading us back, and then forward. I often work with artists, therapists, and people who generally think and feel deeply. If you are feeling stuck and could use support, we can begin to explore the experiences that have led you to this moment so that healing and progress can take place.
(424) 378-5957 View (424) 378-5957
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Dr Robert Lundquist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001
As a contemporary psychoanalyst who specializes in attachments, and how they evolve throughout the lifespan, my focus is on three themes, your emotional life, your relational life, and the skills you will need to make the first two work. How do I do this? Through empathy, imagination, compassion, and collaboration, and humor. I may be an expert on the process of therapy, but you are the authority on your self, as well as your thoughts and feelings on those you love or hope to love. There is one more thing: as a poet, I believe in everyone developing personal passion
As a contemporary psychoanalyst who specializes in attachments, and how they evolve throughout the lifespan, my focus is on three themes, your emotional life, your relational life, and the skills you will need to make the first two work. How do I do this? Through empathy, imagination, compassion, and collaboration, and humor. I may be an expert on the process of therapy, but you are the authority on your self, as well as your thoughts and feelings on those you love or hope to love. There is one more thing: as a poet, I believe in everyone developing personal passion
(626) 375-5034 View (626) 375-5034
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Laura Arevalo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001
Laura Arevalo is a marriage & family therapist who has been licensed since September 2002 and in private practice since that time. As a clinician, Laura is trained in the area of cognitive behavioral therapy and more specifically, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Laura is also trained in EMDR and has worked with many clients who have been victims of trauma. Laura has been trained in Functional Family Therapy and has worked closely with many different types of blended families, as well as families working on reunification. Laura is also trained in The Nurtured Heart Approach.
Laura Arevalo is a marriage & family therapist who has been licensed since September 2002 and in private practice since that time. As a clinician, Laura is trained in the area of cognitive behavioral therapy and more specifically, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Laura is also trained in EMDR and has worked with many clients who have been victims of trauma. Laura has been trained in Functional Family Therapy and has worked closely with many different types of blended families, as well as families working on reunification. Laura is also trained in The Nurtured Heart Approach.
(323) 622-7404 View (323) 622-7404
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Jen Argue
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altadena, CA 91001
It's the end of a long day and instead of feeling satisfied, happy and ready to relax, you feel a sense of anxiety and possibly even dread just thinking about the next day. It's been happening so much, you almost expect it. Wishing things to be different hasn't gotten you anywhere. You know you're capable of peace and happiness, but lately, you're even wondering if that's even true. Whatever is holding you back- ADHD, a strained relationship, a worthiness wound, self-doubt, lack of confidence, or a thorny conflict at work- you're ready NOW for the support and guidance to fix it once and for all.
It's the end of a long day and instead of feeling satisfied, happy and ready to relax, you feel a sense of anxiety and possibly even dread just thinking about the next day. It's been happening so much, you almost expect it. Wishing things to be different hasn't gotten you anywhere. You know you're capable of peace and happiness, but lately, you're even wondering if that's even true. Whatever is holding you back- ADHD, a strained relationship, a worthiness wound, self-doubt, lack of confidence, or a thorny conflict at work- you're ready NOW for the support and guidance to fix it once and for all.
(323) 991-8344 View (323) 991-8344
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Jacqueline Galindo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001
Hello! My name is Jackie Galindo-Johnson. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. My approach to therapy is gentle but direct; I move at the client's pace, therefore making me more client-centered. I am client-centered, meaning you steer the ship, and I'm here to make sure you don't hit the iceberg, so to speak. I have had experience in various therapeutic settings, such as juvenile halls, school-based therapy, and private practice. I chose to work for the private practice because I enjoy the array of clients I work with. I always knew I wanted to help people; I just wasn't sure in what setting.
Hello! My name is Jackie Galindo-Johnson. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. My approach to therapy is gentle but direct; I move at the client's pace, therefore making me more client-centered. I am client-centered, meaning you steer the ship, and I'm here to make sure you don't hit the iceberg, so to speak. I have had experience in various therapeutic settings, such as juvenile halls, school-based therapy, and private practice. I chose to work for the private practice because I enjoy the array of clients I work with. I always knew I wanted to help people; I just wasn't sure in what setting.
(323) 210-4682 View (323) 210-4682
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Jennifer Gustafson: Couples, Teens, Individuals
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Altadena, CA 91001  (Online Only)
Trauma can be any experience that negatively impacts the way you feel or think or feel about yourself, others, or the world. Do you feel like sometimes you cannot control your emotions, thoughts, or reactions? This is your nervous system trying to protect you from a perceived threat. I can help you identify your triggers and process your trauma so that you don't have to go through life carrying it all with you. You do not have to live this way. Together, we can shed the burden. Everyone's journey is unique. The brain is complicated but there are many evidence-based techniques out there that can help us clear the path to happiness.
Trauma can be any experience that negatively impacts the way you feel or think or feel about yourself, others, or the world. Do you feel like sometimes you cannot control your emotions, thoughts, or reactions? This is your nervous system trying to protect you from a perceived threat. I can help you identify your triggers and process your trauma so that you don't have to go through life carrying it all with you. You do not have to live this way. Together, we can shed the burden. Everyone's journey is unique. The brain is complicated but there are many evidence-based techniques out there that can help us clear the path to happiness.
(323) 498-3645 View (323) 498-3645
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Ben Russell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Altadena, CA 91001
As a psychotherapist and consultant for autistic adults and their service teams, I support individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and service providers. My practice focuses on fostering independence, enhancing communication, nurturing relationships, and promoting self-determination. I believe in everyone's inherent worth and potential, emphasizing empowerment, self-advocacy, and practical skills to improve quality of life. Whether you are an autistic adult, a family member seeking guidance, or a service provider aiming to better support your clients, I'm here to help.
As a psychotherapist and consultant for autistic adults and their service teams, I support individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and service providers. My practice focuses on fostering independence, enhancing communication, nurturing relationships, and promoting self-determination. I believe in everyone's inherent worth and potential, emphasizing empowerment, self-advocacy, and practical skills to improve quality of life. Whether you are an autistic adult, a family member seeking guidance, or a service provider aiming to better support your clients, I'm here to help.
(323) 894-2807 View (323) 894-2807
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Kira Tirimacco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Altadena, CA 91001
Let me help. In these dark and complicated times, our lives and culture are more complex and stressful than ever before, often taking a toll on our relationships. This is often the reason clients seek therapy - the relationship with ourselves, our loved ones, our community, and the world powerfully defines whether or not we feel safe and satisfied with our life. I'd like to help you deepen your awareness of how you relate to yourself and others and support you in navigating your world. We will work toward increasing your resiliency and making change, if that's what you want and need.
Let me help. In these dark and complicated times, our lives and culture are more complex and stressful than ever before, often taking a toll on our relationships. This is often the reason clients seek therapy - the relationship with ourselves, our loved ones, our community, and the world powerfully defines whether or not we feel safe and satisfied with our life. I'd like to help you deepen your awareness of how you relate to yourself and others and support you in navigating your world. We will work toward increasing your resiliency and making change, if that's what you want and need.
(323) 886-9721 View (323) 886-9721

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91001

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 91001 who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
88% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 91001 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
24% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91001?

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.