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Paula Harwood McKenna
PMHNP
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
Paula Harwood McKenna is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who started practicing in 2017. She has an RN, a BSN, and a Master's Degree in Nursing from Cal State San Marcos, a BA in Psychology from UC Irvine, and a BS in Business Administration from SDSU. Paula believes in a treatment philosophy that is collaborative, empathetic, patient centered, and individualized to meet patient clinical needs. In her spare time, Paula enjoys tennis, snow skiing, swimming, hiking, art, music, architecture, and travel.
Paula Harwood McKenna is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who started practicing in 2017. She has an RN, a BSN, and a Master's Degree in Nursing from Cal State San Marcos, a BA in Psychology from UC Irvine, and a BS in Business Administration from SDSU. Paula believes in a treatment philosophy that is collaborative, empathetic, patient centered, and individualized to meet patient clinical needs. In her spare time, Paula enjoys tennis, snow skiing, swimming, hiking, art, music, architecture, and travel.
(760) 790-4623 View (760) 790-4623
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Dylan Tayag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92056  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist (LCSW) specialized in serving transition-aged youth, young adults and middle-aged adults. Most of my training and expertise has been centered around treatment for trauma, depression, and anxiety. I offer collaborative guidance to my clients as they explore new perspectives, coping strategies, and interpersonal solutions.
I am a licensed therapist (LCSW) specialized in serving transition-aged youth, young adults and middle-aged adults. Most of my training and expertise has been centered around treatment for trauma, depression, and anxiety. I offer collaborative guidance to my clients as they explore new perspectives, coping strategies, and interpersonal solutions.
(909) 317-1298 View (909) 317-1298
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Diane Carota
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
Diane Carota is a Licensed Mariage and Family therapist in the states of California and Arizona. She works with adults and couples. Diane has worked in various settings throughout her 25-year career, including hospitals, community based behavioral health clinics, schools, as well as other outpatient settings. Diane uses Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help her clients correct negative and destructive thought patterns and behavior. As well, as short-term psychodynamic therapy to help clients explore any relevant historical and current events that may prevent healthy functioning.
Diane Carota is a Licensed Mariage and Family therapist in the states of California and Arizona. She works with adults and couples. Diane has worked in various settings throughout her 25-year career, including hospitals, community based behavioral health clinics, schools, as well as other outpatient settings. Diane uses Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help her clients correct negative and destructive thought patterns and behavior. As well, as short-term psychodynamic therapy to help clients explore any relevant historical and current events that may prevent healthy functioning.
(760) 374-3268 View (760) 374-3268
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Shauntis L. Bussey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056  (Online Only)
Behind your carefully crafted success lies a hidden struggle, and I'm here to help you break free and build a life that aligns with your true self. Are you working tirelessly to build success but finding that other areas of your life are crumbling? Do you often feel like a failure or an imposter despite your achievements? Are you using distractions to mask your pain or overworking for the validation of others? Perhaps you find yourself in high-conflict relationships that have taken over your life, or you struggle with managing your intensity, believing you're "too much." Therapy is an opportunity to address these challenges head on.
Behind your carefully crafted success lies a hidden struggle, and I'm here to help you break free and build a life that aligns with your true self. Are you working tirelessly to build success but finding that other areas of your life are crumbling? Do you often feel like a failure or an imposter despite your achievements? Are you using distractions to mask your pain or overworking for the validation of others? Perhaps you find yourself in high-conflict relationships that have taken over your life, or you struggle with managing your intensity, believing you're "too much." Therapy is an opportunity to address these challenges head on.
(951) 262-7841 View (951) 262-7841
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Sandra Sundel, Ph.D.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056  (Online Only)
I understand the pain caused by relationship stress, depression, anxiety, and anger. Your goal is to live your best life -- my goal is to help make that happen. Focusing on your strengths, we will work together to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, family conflict, work-related stress, difficult life transitions, other emotional challenges, or a desire to know yourself better, I can help. You will learn new techniques and connect with the coping skills you already have.
I understand the pain caused by relationship stress, depression, anxiety, and anger. Your goal is to live your best life -- my goal is to help make that happen. Focusing on your strengths, we will work together to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, family conflict, work-related stress, difficult life transitions, other emotional challenges, or a desire to know yourself better, I can help. You will learn new techniques and connect with the coping skills you already have.
(442) 250-1496 View (442) 250-1496
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Monica Oropeza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
Monica Oropeza is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2020. Monica strongly believes in people. She believes that every individual has her own unique strengths and abilities, and these can be capitalized on particularly during times of need. All people are capable of changing and improving their lives, and at times, simply need help with finding the right direction. Her clients are the ones in the driver's seat, and she is there to lend a helping hand. Monica's focus is on the clients and listening to what they wish to gain from therapy.
Monica Oropeza is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2020. Monica strongly believes in people. She believes that every individual has her own unique strengths and abilities, and these can be capitalized on particularly during times of need. All people are capable of changing and improving their lives, and at times, simply need help with finding the right direction. Her clients are the ones in the driver's seat, and she is there to lend a helping hand. Monica's focus is on the clients and listening to what they wish to gain from therapy.
(760) 330-2163 View (760) 330-2163
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Stephanie Fierro-Haldorson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92056  (Online Only)
I find that I work best with clients in the LGBTQIA2+ community, youth ages 7-17, adults, couples, foster youth, anxiety, depression, everyday stressors of life, parenting difficulty, generational trauma/dysfunction, trauma, and addictions.
I find that I work best with clients in the LGBTQIA2+ community, youth ages 7-17, adults, couples, foster youth, anxiety, depression, everyday stressors of life, parenting difficulty, generational trauma/dysfunction, trauma, and addictions.
(760) 227-2286 View (760) 227-2286
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Sneha Carr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
Hi, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in SoCal. As a therapist, I aim to help individuals reach their full potential and goals. Life can get demanding, overwhelming, and confusing, but you don’t have to do it alone. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Client-Centered approach. I have experience working with teens and adults with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Let’s make your mental health a priority and get to work. Recover. Re-claim. Recreate.
Hi, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in SoCal. As a therapist, I aim to help individuals reach their full potential and goals. Life can get demanding, overwhelming, and confusing, but you don’t have to do it alone. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Client-Centered approach. I have experience working with teens and adults with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Let’s make your mental health a priority and get to work. Recover. Re-claim. Recreate.
(760) 313-6746 View (760) 313-6746
Photo of John McDowell, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 92056, CA
John McDowell
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ICADC, CADC II
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
Court Approved Providers. Addiction Assessments, education programs and Addiction Treatment. Are you or loved one struggling with sobriety? Tired of living in fear and relapse? Ashamed & confused of what to do next? We provide unique, individual Tx affordably-without having to mortgage the home. We offer money back gaurantees. Providing services for a limited amount of clients. We are in recovery. Call or text for free consult. Nothing to lose, everything to gain, in Family & Criminal Court. 30 plus years of experience, internationally certified, federally qualified to help a certain number of those who want recovery.
Court Approved Providers. Addiction Assessments, education programs and Addiction Treatment. Are you or loved one struggling with sobriety? Tired of living in fear and relapse? Ashamed & confused of what to do next? We provide unique, individual Tx affordably-without having to mortgage the home. We offer money back gaurantees. Providing services for a limited amount of clients. We are in recovery. Call or text for free consult. Nothing to lose, everything to gain, in Family & Criminal Court. 30 plus years of experience, internationally certified, federally qualified to help a certain number of those who want recovery.
(442) 233-3632 View (442) 233-3632
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Rainbow Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LCPC, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, trauma, and identity issues can rob you of a fulfilling life. Ready for change? Open to sharing your thoughts and feelings? In a nonjudgmental space, I offer practical solutions to manage emotions and reduce stress. Improving your mental health, personal growth, better relationships, and a richer life are possible. I'll empower you to realize your potential and support your journey to meaningful connections and self-fulfillment. If you're ready for self-discovery and healing, I'm here to guide and support you on your path to a more balanced life.
Anxiety, depression, trauma, and identity issues can rob you of a fulfilling life. Ready for change? Open to sharing your thoughts and feelings? In a nonjudgmental space, I offer practical solutions to manage emotions and reduce stress. Improving your mental health, personal growth, better relationships, and a richer life are possible. I'll empower you to realize your potential and support your journey to meaningful connections and self-fulfillment. If you're ready for self-discovery and healing, I'm here to guide and support you on your path to a more balanced life.
(760) 624-3722 View (760) 624-3722
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Brenda Guadalupe
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92056  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Having a safe space to talk can help you feel validated, heard and grounded. If you are feeling stressed in life, new or past struggles, feel overwhelmed, burned out or wanting to work on your self esteem and communication, with developing skills and processing internal changes we can make improvement to find that balance and bliss in life. You do not have to go through it alone. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist working with individuals and couples that need that safe space to improve in any way. I provide therapy in English and Spanish, work with the Latino community, BIPOC, poly affirming, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Having a safe space to talk can help you feel validated, heard and grounded. If you are feeling stressed in life, new or past struggles, feel overwhelmed, burned out or wanting to work on your self esteem and communication, with developing skills and processing internal changes we can make improvement to find that balance and bliss in life. You do not have to go through it alone. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist working with individuals and couples that need that safe space to improve in any way. I provide therapy in English and Spanish, work with the Latino community, BIPOC, poly affirming, and the LGBTQ+ community.
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Caitlin Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
My name is Caitlin Crawford and I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA working with clients statewide via telehealth. I've been providing mental health services to adults for over 11 years now, specializing in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance use, addiction, trauma, life transitions, stress, and relationship issues. While my approach to therapy is holistic, integrative and intentionally tailored to each individual, I do tend to draw primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Solution-Focused modalities.
My name is Caitlin Crawford and I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA working with clients statewide via telehealth. I've been providing mental health services to adults for over 11 years now, specializing in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance use, addiction, trauma, life transitions, stress, and relationship issues. While my approach to therapy is holistic, integrative and intentionally tailored to each individual, I do tend to draw primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Solution-Focused modalities.
(760) 388-9763 View (760) 388-9763
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Antoinette Babers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
My name is Antoinette Babers. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I work with Individuals (children and adults), couples, and also families. I find myself working mostly with women, but I do work with men, children, and couples as well. I have worked with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma-related issues, personality disorders, those suffering from domestic violence issues, divorce, panic disorders, anger management, and attachment issues.
My name is Antoinette Babers. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I work with Individuals (children and adults), couples, and also families. I find myself working mostly with women, but I do work with men, children, and couples as well. I have worked with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma-related issues, personality disorders, those suffering from domestic violence issues, divorce, panic disorders, anger management, and attachment issues.
(760) 472-5041 View (760) 472-5041
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Bryce Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
I believe you can create "what is," not "learn to accept what is." I provide help with sexual orientation and identity, "coming out," military life, family issues and religion, sexuality issues, premarital assessment, monogamy/commitment, relationship issues between Gay and Bisexual Men, life planning/goals and visions. I lead interns and first year licensed therapists in a MFT professional growth and discussion group. I offer training, gay couple's retreats, workshops, speaking, and consulting services for organizations and small businesses (50 employees or less).
I believe you can create "what is," not "learn to accept what is." I provide help with sexual orientation and identity, "coming out," military life, family issues and religion, sexuality issues, premarital assessment, monogamy/commitment, relationship issues between Gay and Bisexual Men, life planning/goals and visions. I lead interns and first year licensed therapists in a MFT professional growth and discussion group. I offer training, gay couple's retreats, workshops, speaking, and consulting services for organizations and small businesses (50 employees or less).
(760) 756-4105 View (760) 756-4105
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Melanie Castellari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92056
Melanie Castellari is an accomplished Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a distinguished 20-year career in Behavioral Health leadership. Currently serving as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Services at Mental Health Systems/TURN since 2014, Melanie has been instrumental in enhancing behavioral health programs across California, particularly for vulnerable populations. As a seasoned therapist, I embrace an eclectic approach to mental health, dedicated to meeting clients in their current reality. My practice is grounded in empathetic listening and guided support, empowering individuals and couples to navigate life's
Melanie Castellari is an accomplished Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a distinguished 20-year career in Behavioral Health leadership. Currently serving as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Services at Mental Health Systems/TURN since 2014, Melanie has been instrumental in enhancing behavioral health programs across California, particularly for vulnerable populations. As a seasoned therapist, I embrace an eclectic approach to mental health, dedicated to meeting clients in their current reality. My practice is grounded in empathetic listening and guided support, empowering individuals and couples to navigate life's
(760) 903-5841 View (760) 903-5841
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Gloria Foss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
Gloria Jean Foss, LMFT (Jeannie) is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her BS from Michigan State University, a Master's Degree in Business from National University in San Diego and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity College of Graduate Studies in Anaheim. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and has over 25 years of experience counseling couples, families, children, and individuals experiencing problems with relationships, depression, anxiety, work issues, grief, and other types of life crises.
Gloria Jean Foss, LMFT (Jeannie) is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her BS from Michigan State University, a Master's Degree in Business from National University in San Diego and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity College of Graduate Studies in Anaheim. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and has over 25 years of experience counseling couples, families, children, and individuals experiencing problems with relationships, depression, anxiety, work issues, grief, and other types of life crises.
(760) 903-5296 View (760) 903-5296
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Leo Shapiro, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
Are you looking for a professional in psychotherapy who is able to meet your essential needs, provide secure environment and make you feel calmer and safer? I will help you explore, identify, understand, and vent a source of your emotional pain. Through calming, distraction and trance inducing techniques we will overcome distressing feelings, intrusive and fearful thoughts, and decrease your conscious attention. I will help you develop more serenity and better insight into your past and present mental-emotional experience. Your ultimate goal will be to instill hope, make a peace with yourself and the surrounding environment.
Are you looking for a professional in psychotherapy who is able to meet your essential needs, provide secure environment and make you feel calmer and safer? I will help you explore, identify, understand, and vent a source of your emotional pain. Through calming, distraction and trance inducing techniques we will overcome distressing feelings, intrusive and fearful thoughts, and decrease your conscious attention. I will help you develop more serenity and better insight into your past and present mental-emotional experience. Your ultimate goal will be to instill hope, make a peace with yourself and the surrounding environment.
(760) 652-9779 View (760) 652-9779
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Martin Denn
Psychologist, CP
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
My name is Doctor Mike Denn. I am a licensed clinical psychologist. My approach to therapy is called Rational Living Therapy. My focus in therapy is to make you be better, not just feel better. I have helped all kinds of clients and I focus on making you feel understood and accepted. A lot of the healing that happens is the result of you being really heard, maybe for the first time in your life. This is what I want to provide you. My goal is to help you understand that it is not other people who are causing your problems but rather how you think about and interpret the situation that is causing your problems.
My name is Doctor Mike Denn. I am a licensed clinical psychologist. My approach to therapy is called Rational Living Therapy. My focus in therapy is to make you be better, not just feel better. I have helped all kinds of clients and I focus on making you feel understood and accepted. A lot of the healing that happens is the result of you being really heard, maybe for the first time in your life. This is what I want to provide you. My goal is to help you understand that it is not other people who are causing your problems but rather how you think about and interpret the situation that is causing your problems.
(760) 349-7294 View (760) 349-7294
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Aubree Dospoy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
Hi there, I'm Aubree! My name is Aubree Dospoy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am based in North County, San Diego, and I work via telehealth with clients statewide in California. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I work with adults and adolescents using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to work toward goals and support growth. My approach to therapy is individual to the client. We will work together to explore your needs and decide what to focus on to get the most benefit from our time together.
Hi there, I'm Aubree! My name is Aubree Dospoy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am based in North County, San Diego, and I work via telehealth with clients statewide in California. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I work with adults and adolescents using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to work toward goals and support growth. My approach to therapy is individual to the client. We will work together to explore your needs and decide what to focus on to get the most benefit from our time together.
(760) 313-7470 View (760) 313-7470
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Jason Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92056
I have been providing psychotherapy to individuals, children, couples, and families for over 13 years. I specialize in helping people address trauma, self-worth, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, and spirituality. My approach to therapy is client-centered and rooted in humanistic values.
I have been providing psychotherapy to individuals, children, couples, and families for over 13 years. I specialize in helping people address trauma, self-worth, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, and spirituality. My approach to therapy is client-centered and rooted in humanistic values.
(760) 302-1960 View (760) 302-1960

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92056

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 92056 who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
67% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD
60% Stress
57% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Cigna and Evernorth
82% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92056 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92056?

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.