Therapists in 91403

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Pamela Singer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
While there are many reasons people seek therapy, one thought is central: something has to change. Considering this idea takes tremendous courage. It can also bring tremendous reward. Change is not always easy, but it is possible. Therapy can be a powerful tool in this process by helping you gain insight, support, and confidence to develop new patterns and behaviors. As a clinical psychologist, I work collaboratively with people to identify the source of their pain and empower them to resolve it using evidenced-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.
While there are many reasons people seek therapy, one thought is central: something has to change. Considering this idea takes tremendous courage. It can also bring tremendous reward. Change is not always easy, but it is possible. Therapy can be a powerful tool in this process by helping you gain insight, support, and confidence to develop new patterns and behaviors. As a clinical psychologist, I work collaboratively with people to identify the source of their pain and empower them to resolve it using evidenced-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.
(650) 489-0916 View (650) 489-0916
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East West Holistic Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Have you experienced trauma from a relationship with a narcissistic partner or family member? Are you struggling to have healthy relationships and establish boundaries after narcissistic abuse? Do you find it challenging to have healthy self-esteem and self-compassion after experiencing gaslighting and coercive control? Narcissistic abuse recovery is a complex and sensitive journey that requires specialized support from someone who has experience and expertise. My approach encompasses a deep understanding of the psychological trauma inflicted by narcissists and prioritizes empowering clients to reclaim their inner strength.
Have you experienced trauma from a relationship with a narcissistic partner or family member? Are you struggling to have healthy relationships and establish boundaries after narcissistic abuse? Do you find it challenging to have healthy self-esteem and self-compassion after experiencing gaslighting and coercive control? Narcissistic abuse recovery is a complex and sensitive journey that requires specialized support from someone who has experience and expertise. My approach encompasses a deep understanding of the psychological trauma inflicted by narcissists and prioritizes empowering clients to reclaim their inner strength.
(747) 232-5209 View (747) 232-5209
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Marisol Keegan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
If you are suffering from PTSD symptoms, depression, and anxiety, or If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, low energy, body aches, unable to concentrate, etc., and more importantly, unable to enjoy time with your friends and family, I am here to help.
If you are suffering from PTSD symptoms, depression, and anxiety, or If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, low energy, body aches, unable to concentrate, etc., and more importantly, unable to enjoy time with your friends and family, I am here to help.
(661) 463-8533 View (661) 463-8533
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Paola Barba
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Your past does not define who you are, nor do your mistakes. Everyone deserves second chances at life and in treatment. I work extensively with children, teens, and families to treat a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar, autism, and ADHD to name a few. With over seven years of experience in the mental health field, my practice uses a tailored approach to meet each individual client's needs by utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, positive psychology, client centered, and solution-focused techniques among others.
Your past does not define who you are, nor do your mistakes. Everyone deserves second chances at life and in treatment. I work extensively with children, teens, and families to treat a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar, autism, and ADHD to name a few. With over seven years of experience in the mental health field, my practice uses a tailored approach to meet each individual client's needs by utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, positive psychology, client centered, and solution-focused techniques among others.
(747) 205-0794 View (747) 205-0794
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April Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I provide psychotherapy to clients who want lasting change in their primary relationships as well as overall personal growth. This includes parents trying to navigate the sometimes difficult task of parenting. Each individual, couple or family that I work with is unique and I value the process of getting to know my clients as the people they truly are. Some issues I treat are interpersonal conflict, trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, addictions (including those in recovery), and difficulties with boundaries and trust.
I provide psychotherapy to clients who want lasting change in their primary relationships as well as overall personal growth. This includes parents trying to navigate the sometimes difficult task of parenting. Each individual, couple or family that I work with is unique and I value the process of getting to know my clients as the people they truly are. Some issues I treat are interpersonal conflict, trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, addictions (including those in recovery), and difficulties with boundaries and trust.
(818) 650-4153 View (818) 650-4153
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Deborah E. Anderson PHD RYT
Psychologist, PhD, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
In my therapy practice (adults only) I work with individuals and couples to help build their life "tool-kits". I draw upon my diverse training as a Health Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Yoga Teacher and incorporate both Western and Eastern philosophies and tools (cognitive-behavioral therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology. mindfulness/meditation, and other mind-body techniques such as relaxation training, hypnosis, visualization, etc.,) to treat a variety of symptoms and disorders. My goal is to help you better understand yourself, and human behavior in general, so that you can apply these tools to all aspects of life.
In my therapy practice (adults only) I work with individuals and couples to help build their life "tool-kits". I draw upon my diverse training as a Health Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Yoga Teacher and incorporate both Western and Eastern philosophies and tools (cognitive-behavioral therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology. mindfulness/meditation, and other mind-body techniques such as relaxation training, hypnosis, visualization, etc.,) to treat a variety of symptoms and disorders. My goal is to help you better understand yourself, and human behavior in general, so that you can apply these tools to all aspects of life.
(818) 962-2802 View (818) 962-2802
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Stephanie Kavoulakos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Reaching out to a therapist can be a difficult step to take. I know the profound pain that can come with dealing with mental health challenges, including addiction...yours, or as a family member affected by another person's addictive behaviors. I understand how traumatic growing up with an alcoholic/addicted or a dysfunctional parent can be, or being involved in an unhealthy relationship. These experiences can lead to devastating feelings - shame, abandonment, depression, anxiety, isolation, anger, and much more. I invite you to share your feelings in a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can feel understood & heard.
Reaching out to a therapist can be a difficult step to take. I know the profound pain that can come with dealing with mental health challenges, including addiction...yours, or as a family member affected by another person's addictive behaviors. I understand how traumatic growing up with an alcoholic/addicted or a dysfunctional parent can be, or being involved in an unhealthy relationship. These experiences can lead to devastating feelings - shame, abandonment, depression, anxiety, isolation, anger, and much more. I invite you to share your feelings in a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can feel understood & heard.
(747) 207-4590 View (747) 207-4590
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Suzy Unger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Finding the right therapist is difficult. My work uses an affirmative, nurturing approach where I provide a safe place for my clients to explore how their lives may be more connected to loved ones, friends, family, and self. In our work together I provide passion, curiosity, a sense of humor, and ways to help overcome unhealthy patterns and find inner peace.
Finding the right therapist is difficult. My work uses an affirmative, nurturing approach where I provide a safe place for my clients to explore how their lives may be more connected to loved ones, friends, family, and self. In our work together I provide passion, curiosity, a sense of humor, and ways to help overcome unhealthy patterns and find inner peace.
(818) 217-8260 View (818) 217-8260
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Angie Douma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make some positive changes that will improve your life? Maybe you’re suffering from depression, or anxiety is imposing limitations on how you live your life. You don’t have to face these challenges alone.
Are you ready to make some positive changes that will improve your life? Maybe you’re suffering from depression, or anxiety is imposing limitations on how you live your life. You don’t have to face these challenges alone.
(747) 269-6914 View (747) 269-6914
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Alexis Mendez
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Hello, I am happy that you are here! My name is Alexis and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, under the supervision of Inga Simonian Ph.D at Conscious Connections Psychology Group . I am also a certified trauma informed yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping people holistically heal from past trauma, stress, anxiety or depression. I enjoy working with adults and couples that are ready to live a more authentic life and create moments of more genuine happiness by awakening their inner child.
Hello, I am happy that you are here! My name is Alexis and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, under the supervision of Inga Simonian Ph.D at Conscious Connections Psychology Group . I am also a certified trauma informed yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping people holistically heal from past trauma, stress, anxiety or depression. I enjoy working with adults and couples that are ready to live a more authentic life and create moments of more genuine happiness by awakening their inner child.
(818) 369-3027 View (818) 369-3027
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Narda Torrealba-Derouin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Have you been struggling with an ongoing theme that interferes with your ability to establish or maintain healthy relationships? Are you overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety or deep sadness? Has a sudden event left you feeling hopeless and fearful? My belief is that people are genuinely good and resourceful. Through thoughtful questioning and exploration, I help you to identify the origins and meanings of the issues that have led you to seek therapy. Together, we find ways to access the tools, strengths, and resources needed to promote wellness in your life.
Have you been struggling with an ongoing theme that interferes with your ability to establish or maintain healthy relationships? Are you overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety or deep sadness? Has a sudden event left you feeling hopeless and fearful? My belief is that people are genuinely good and resourceful. Through thoughtful questioning and exploration, I help you to identify the origins and meanings of the issues that have led you to seek therapy. Together, we find ways to access the tools, strengths, and resources needed to promote wellness in your life.
(323) 894-7868 View (323) 894-7868
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Kelsie Testa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Kelsie. For many of us, the response to painful thoughts, emotions and life events is to check out, numb, avoid or shut down. To me, therapy work is not about learning to get rid of all the "bad stuff." It’s about learning how to show up and keep going DESPITE the "bad stuff." I combine a warm and accepting style with concrete skills to help you regulate your emotions, tolerate distress, identify values and goals that make life worth living and challenge thought patterns that get in the way. Above all, my approach is collaborative: we will decide together what balance of those tools will work best for you.
Hi, my name is Kelsie. For many of us, the response to painful thoughts, emotions and life events is to check out, numb, avoid or shut down. To me, therapy work is not about learning to get rid of all the "bad stuff." It’s about learning how to show up and keep going DESPITE the "bad stuff." I combine a warm and accepting style with concrete skills to help you regulate your emotions, tolerate distress, identify values and goals that make life worth living and challenge thought patterns that get in the way. Above all, my approach is collaborative: we will decide together what balance of those tools will work best for you.
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Nora Durzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself weighed down with everyday decisions? Are you emotionally exhausted from worrying about relationships, work, and the world around you? Do you experience physical symptoms of anxiety that limit your ability to enjoy social experiences, pursue hobbies, a dream job, or dating? Living with patterns of anxiety can drain us of our freedoms by limiting our perceptions of ourselves and our abilities. The challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming, leading us to lose trust in ourselves and others. If you are lacking energy, feeling hopeless, and engaging in negative thinking patterns, don't give up!
Do you find yourself weighed down with everyday decisions? Are you emotionally exhausted from worrying about relationships, work, and the world around you? Do you experience physical symptoms of anxiety that limit your ability to enjoy social experiences, pursue hobbies, a dream job, or dating? Living with patterns of anxiety can drain us of our freedoms by limiting our perceptions of ourselves and our abilities. The challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming, leading us to lose trust in ourselves and others. If you are lacking energy, feeling hopeless, and engaging in negative thinking patterns, don't give up!
(310) 868-0939 View (310) 868-0939
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Dr. Robert B. Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, which provides residential and online treatment, education, and support for male sexual addicts and their families. Seeking Integrity also offers specialized residential treatment for men with sex/porn addiction/intimacy disorders or those with co-occurring sexual and substance abuse disorders. Expert holistic treatment provided in 14, 21 or 28 day length of stay. Separately: Online workgroups provide psychoeducation in a 6 week, 90 minutes per week format. Many free resources provided also.
Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, which provides residential and online treatment, education, and support for male sexual addicts and their families. Seeking Integrity also offers specialized residential treatment for men with sex/porn addiction/intimacy disorders or those with co-occurring sexual and substance abuse disorders. Expert holistic treatment provided in 14, 21 or 28 day length of stay. Separately: Online workgroups provide psychoeducation in a 6 week, 90 minutes per week format. Many free resources provided also.
(747) 998-0517 View (747) 998-0517
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Ludmila Zaytsev
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I am a bilingual clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience evaluating infants, children, adults, and elderly. I also offer therapeutic support for anxiety, depression, as well as issues related to parenting and high conflict divorce/reunification. In treatment, I do not generally espouse one particular theoretical orientation, but instead I evaluate my patients from the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. I believe that a person is a product of their environment, thus making it important to address a presenting issue on multiple levels in order to facilitate healthy adjustment and function within the existing milieu.
I am a bilingual clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience evaluating infants, children, adults, and elderly. I also offer therapeutic support for anxiety, depression, as well as issues related to parenting and high conflict divorce/reunification. In treatment, I do not generally espouse one particular theoretical orientation, but instead I evaluate my patients from the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. I believe that a person is a product of their environment, thus making it important to address a presenting issue on multiple levels in order to facilitate healthy adjustment and function within the existing milieu.
(323) 776-4214 View (323) 776-4214
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Paul Inglizian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to cope with trauma, anxiety, or depression? It's okay not to feel okay. I'm here to help you navigate these challenges and find your path to healing.
Are you struggling to cope with trauma, anxiety, or depression? It's okay not to feel okay. I'm here to help you navigate these challenges and find your path to healing.
(818) 926-4296 View (818) 926-4296
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Erica G. Sorell, LMFT (Sorell Therapy)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MAC
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Research shows that the most important factor in successful therapy is the positive relationship between a therapist and her clients. Here at Sorell Therapy, we utilize a healthy blend of compassion and confrontation techniques in a warm and supportive environment to help clients work through their personal challenges. Erica Sorell provides customized treatment programs to build a therapeutic rapport with her clients. As a trained specialist in grief recovery, she believes that grief is a hidden issue seldom addressed by today's society, causing many of today's diagnosed mental disorders and emotional trauma.
Research shows that the most important factor in successful therapy is the positive relationship between a therapist and her clients. Here at Sorell Therapy, we utilize a healthy blend of compassion and confrontation techniques in a warm and supportive environment to help clients work through their personal challenges. Erica Sorell provides customized treatment programs to build a therapeutic rapport with her clients. As a trained specialist in grief recovery, she believes that grief is a hidden issue seldom addressed by today's society, causing many of today's diagnosed mental disorders and emotional trauma.
(818) 927-6247 View (818) 927-6247
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Sandra Shahrokh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with the effects of childhood trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, and substance use issues. You deserve support along your healing journey and my job is to help bring awareness to unhelpful patterns in your life that may be negatively impacting the way you view yourself, relationships, and other areas of your life. I take a trauma-informed and somatic-based approach to help my clients get to the root of their issues for long-term healing.
I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with the effects of childhood trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, and substance use issues. You deserve support along your healing journey and my job is to help bring awareness to unhelpful patterns in your life that may be negatively impacting the way you view yourself, relationships, and other areas of your life. I take a trauma-informed and somatic-based approach to help my clients get to the root of their issues for long-term healing.
(747) 269-1571 View (747) 269-1571
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Lindsay Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, BI
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Hi! I’m Lindsay and I’m the founder of LIFT Therapy, a licensed therapist, coach, a martial artist, wife, and parent. I help individuals with their most intimate relationships- with partners, family members and close friends. I also support those in tricky dynamics with narcissistic, exploitive and manipulative personalities. In my experience working with deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed adults and children, I found my passion for addressing generational trauma by helping adults heal early childhood trauma and by teaching a new generation of parents how to raise children using an attachment-based lens.
Hi! I’m Lindsay and I’m the founder of LIFT Therapy, a licensed therapist, coach, a martial artist, wife, and parent. I help individuals with their most intimate relationships- with partners, family members and close friends. I also support those in tricky dynamics with narcissistic, exploitive and manipulative personalities. In my experience working with deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed adults and children, I found my passion for addressing generational trauma by helping adults heal early childhood trauma and by teaching a new generation of parents how to raise children using an attachment-based lens.
(323) 870-9342 View (323) 870-9342
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Craig Siders, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Need someone to talk to? I can help over the phone or in a teleconference. I am a licensed psychologist with specialized training in evidence-based psychotherapies established by research to be the most powerful, effective, and efficient methods for helping you through your difficulties. I strive to deliver these therapies with compassion, empathy, and understanding. I have a lot of experience treating adults and seniors who struggle with a variety of problems, including depression, other mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, behavioral issues, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, lack of direction and focus, and self esteem problems.
Need someone to talk to? I can help over the phone or in a teleconference. I am a licensed psychologist with specialized training in evidence-based psychotherapies established by research to be the most powerful, effective, and efficient methods for helping you through your difficulties. I strive to deliver these therapies with compassion, empathy, and understanding. I have a lot of experience treating adults and seniors who struggle with a variety of problems, including depression, other mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, behavioral issues, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, lack of direction and focus, and self esteem problems.
(818) 287-0694 View (818) 287-0694

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91403

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 91403 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
65% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Cigna and Evernorth
57% Aetna
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 91403 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91403?

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.