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Joseph Sands
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
My name is Dr. Joseph Sands, and I am a Licensed Psychologist based in Los Angeles, California. I work with adolescents and adults with the following difficulties: sadness/depression, mood swings, anxiety (panic attacks), social phobias, poor social skills, OCD, impulsivity, anger problems, ADHD, autism, and relationship issues. I like to use a collaborative approach with my clients to help them best strategize to overcome the obstacles and meet their therapeutic goals. The clients I work with are currently seen in an outpatient setting and range from adolescents to middle-aged adults, with a variety of different challenges.
My name is Dr. Joseph Sands, and I am a Licensed Psychologist based in Los Angeles, California. I work with adolescents and adults with the following difficulties: sadness/depression, mood swings, anxiety (panic attacks), social phobias, poor social skills, OCD, impulsivity, anger problems, ADHD, autism, and relationship issues. I like to use a collaborative approach with my clients to help them best strategize to overcome the obstacles and meet their therapeutic goals. The clients I work with are currently seen in an outpatient setting and range from adolescents to middle-aged adults, with a variety of different challenges.
(858) 786-0328 View (858) 786-0328
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Katharine Lacefield
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
After experiencing a traumatic or stressful event, you may find that you feel different: perhaps you move between feeling overwhelmed by fear, shame, anger, or sadness, to numbing out; maybe your world has gotten smaller as you avoid doing things you used to love; or you may have noticed your thoughts about yourself, the world, and other people start to change such that control, trust, and safety have become difficult themes for you. Additionally, maybe you notice your sleep has worsened, making everything harder. Trauma and stress take a toll on all aspects of your life, but you don't have to battle it alone.
After experiencing a traumatic or stressful event, you may find that you feel different: perhaps you move between feeling overwhelmed by fear, shame, anger, or sadness, to numbing out; maybe your world has gotten smaller as you avoid doing things you used to love; or you may have noticed your thoughts about yourself, the world, and other people start to change such that control, trust, and safety have become difficult themes for you. Additionally, maybe you notice your sleep has worsened, making everything harder. Trauma and stress take a toll on all aspects of your life, but you don't have to battle it alone.
(619) 485-6959 View (619) 485-6959
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Nicole Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my primary page! Are you struggling with relationship conflicts, difficulty communicating your wants and needs, or finding yourself stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts and comparisons that keep you up at night? Look no further, I'm here to help. I specialize in assisting people with anxiety, grief, and stress. Let's work together to overcome these challenges and find a peace of mind.
Welcome to my primary page! Are you struggling with relationship conflicts, difficulty communicating your wants and needs, or finding yourself stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts and comparisons that keep you up at night? Look no further, I'm here to help. I specialize in assisting people with anxiety, grief, and stress. Let's work together to overcome these challenges and find a peace of mind.
(619) 693-1362 View (619) 693-1362
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Erin E Powers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
I am strengths-based and believe strongly that we are all trying our best! My goal is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with you to provide a safe space where you can be heard. I also teach practical strategies to achieve goals. Therapy can be intimidating and scary at times, so laughter and levity are often interwoven in my sessions with patients. In my practice, I specialize in Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship Challenges, Setting Boundaries and Expectations, and Stress Management.
I am strengths-based and believe strongly that we are all trying our best! My goal is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with you to provide a safe space where you can be heard. I also teach practical strategies to achieve goals. Therapy can be intimidating and scary at times, so laughter and levity are often interwoven in my sessions with patients. In my practice, I specialize in Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship Challenges, Setting Boundaries and Expectations, and Stress Management.
(619) 949-3266 View (619) 949-3266
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Martina Nittra Savedra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102  (Online Only)
Courage, dear heart, as life will present you with surprises and in time, you will manage each one with bravery. Our families can push our boundaries; our relationships can challenge us; and our careers can stretch us so thin. Negative self-thoughts can keep us in our heads and repeating old patterns can feel like a roller coaster of emotions. Past traumas can intrude our present; social injustices can break our community down; and gender and cultural inequalities can be an exhausting battle. Our self-care can plummet and suddenly we are not our first priority. However, you are leaning in today and making an investment in YOU!
Courage, dear heart, as life will present you with surprises and in time, you will manage each one with bravery. Our families can push our boundaries; our relationships can challenge us; and our careers can stretch us so thin. Negative self-thoughts can keep us in our heads and repeating old patterns can feel like a roller coaster of emotions. Past traumas can intrude our present; social injustices can break our community down; and gender and cultural inequalities can be an exhausting battle. Our self-care can plummet and suddenly we are not our first priority. However, you are leaning in today and making an investment in YOU!
(619) 762-3083 View (619) 762-3083
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Kelly Hutton, Chronic pain and illness therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome! Do you have chronic pain, chronic fatigue, or chronic illness you are managing? Or, do you love someone or care for someone with these issues? If so, you are in the right place. I specialize in working with chronic pain, chronic illness, medical trauma, neurocognitive issues (memory). Living with pain/illness comes with enormous grief, and it can be incredibly lonely. You might find you are irritable, have trouble with sleeping, can't concentrate or focus or struggle with daily tasks that used to be easy. Your relationships might be suffering as you can't show up how you used to. I am here to support you.
Welcome! Do you have chronic pain, chronic fatigue, or chronic illness you are managing? Or, do you love someone or care for someone with these issues? If so, you are in the right place. I specialize in working with chronic pain, chronic illness, medical trauma, neurocognitive issues (memory). Living with pain/illness comes with enormous grief, and it can be incredibly lonely. You might find you are irritable, have trouble with sleeping, can't concentrate or focus or struggle with daily tasks that used to be easy. Your relationships might be suffering as you can't show up how you used to. I am here to support you.
(619) 853-5083 View (619) 853-5083
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Kelly Hutton, Autism and ADHD therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome! I specifically work with neurodiversity at my practice. Neurodiversity is a fancy way of saying that I work with all different brain types or "neurotypes" in my practice. I work with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Sensory Processing issues, among other neurotypes. I am a neurodivergent therapist myself, and my lived experience helps me to empathize and relate to my clients deeply. I take an affirming lens in my sessions, combating stigma and ableism, and assisting my clients to become more fully themselves. I am EMDR trained and trauma informed in my approach to therapy.
Welcome! I specifically work with neurodiversity at my practice. Neurodiversity is a fancy way of saying that I work with all different brain types or "neurotypes" in my practice. I work with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Sensory Processing issues, among other neurotypes. I am a neurodivergent therapist myself, and my lived experience helps me to empathize and relate to my clients deeply. I take an affirming lens in my sessions, combating stigma and ableism, and assisting my clients to become more fully themselves. I am EMDR trained and trauma informed in my approach to therapy.
(619) 514-3659 View (619) 514-3659
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Kelly Hutton, Grief Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome! I imagine you have found my profile because you are going through grief, illness or tragedy. I am glad you are here taking the first steps towards support. I specialize in working with grief, loss, end of life issues and chronic illness. Grief therapy can look many different ways, and I tailor the experience of therapy to my clients unique needs. My top priority is that you feel safe in therapy and have space to feel and express your grief openly. I use many modalities to assist my clients in working through grief, including EMDR therapy (eye movement therapy) which is an evidence based treatment for trauma and grief.
Welcome! I imagine you have found my profile because you are going through grief, illness or tragedy. I am glad you are here taking the first steps towards support. I specialize in working with grief, loss, end of life issues and chronic illness. Grief therapy can look many different ways, and I tailor the experience of therapy to my clients unique needs. My top priority is that you feel safe in therapy and have space to feel and express your grief openly. I use many modalities to assist my clients in working through grief, including EMDR therapy (eye movement therapy) which is an evidence based treatment for trauma and grief.
(619) 745-1989 View (619) 745-1989
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Lauren Goebel, Neurospicy Teen Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome to my practice! I specialize in working with teens (ages 13 to 18) and young adults (18-21). I work with a variety of issues/topics including: neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism, PDA), depression, anxiety, academic issues, bullying/peer issues, trauma and family relationships. I work with the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoy working with teens who are questioning or having concerns around sexuality or gender identity. When working with teens, establishing a connection and safety is my first goal. Once we have a trusting relationship, I work with them find their own goals that will enhance their life and relationships.
Welcome to my practice! I specialize in working with teens (ages 13 to 18) and young adults (18-21). I work with a variety of issues/topics including: neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism, PDA), depression, anxiety, academic issues, bullying/peer issues, trauma and family relationships. I work with the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoy working with teens who are questioning or having concerns around sexuality or gender identity. When working with teens, establishing a connection and safety is my first goal. Once we have a trusting relationship, I work with them find their own goals that will enhance their life and relationships.
(619) 393-4343 View (619) 393-4343
Hannah Leib
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Hello there! My name is Hannah Leib, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about working with adolescents, teens, and adults. Through utilizing a positive psychology framework, my goal is to support my clients in growing healthy and trusting relationships with themselves. My primary focus is helping my clients grow and build on their self-esteem, in that they can thrive and glow in their present life (healthy relationships/ friendships) and in their future.
Hello there! My name is Hannah Leib, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about working with adolescents, teens, and adults. Through utilizing a positive psychology framework, my goal is to support my clients in growing healthy and trusting relationships with themselves. My primary focus is helping my clients grow and build on their self-esteem, in that they can thrive and glow in their present life (healthy relationships/ friendships) and in their future.
(619) 853-2533 View (619) 853-2533
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Deena Madrid, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102  (Online Only)
I help people fight the lies they tell themselves, build on truth, and integrate their faith with their reality. It is an honor to get to know a person, their joys in life and their story all the while helping them process and heal from past and present hurts. I counsel to build lasting relationships and support systems, embrace their emotions without letting them take over, and learn the power of resilience.
I help people fight the lies they tell themselves, build on truth, and integrate their faith with their reality. It is an honor to get to know a person, their joys in life and their story all the while helping them process and heal from past and present hurts. I counsel to build lasting relationships and support systems, embrace their emotions without letting them take over, and learn the power of resilience.
(619) 762-3240 View (619) 762-3240
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Miranda Millican, Couples Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome! I work with communication issues, trust issues, infidelity, intimacy issues, LGBTQIA+ couples and couples practicing ENM/polyamory. I also work with couples practicing kink/BDSM. I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist, and I have specialized experience working with ADHD and autism in the context of relationships and mixed-neurotype couples. I love to see my couples walking out of my office holding hands, looking at each other with more gratitude, with a new hope for the future. I have a trauma informed approach that helps my couples understand the origins of their thoughts and behavior within the relationship.
Welcome! I work with communication issues, trust issues, infidelity, intimacy issues, LGBTQIA+ couples and couples practicing ENM/polyamory. I also work with couples practicing kink/BDSM. I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist, and I have specialized experience working with ADHD and autism in the context of relationships and mixed-neurotype couples. I love to see my couples walking out of my office holding hands, looking at each other with more gratitude, with a new hope for the future. I have a trauma informed approach that helps my couples understand the origins of their thoughts and behavior within the relationship.
(510) 272-7281 View (510) 272-7281
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Katie Flanigan
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
My counseling approach is based on resilience, and I strive to help people identify their own personal power. I believe that we have everything we need inside of us to rise above personal challenges and to reach our goals. I build authentic and honest relationships with my clients by creating a space that offers candor, humor, and a normalizing approach to challenges. My approach is eclectic, and I will work with you to support and understand your unique needs in a direct yet empathetic way.
My counseling approach is based on resilience, and I strive to help people identify their own personal power. I believe that we have everything we need inside of us to rise above personal challenges and to reach our goals. I build authentic and honest relationships with my clients by creating a space that offers candor, humor, and a normalizing approach to challenges. My approach is eclectic, and I will work with you to support and understand your unique needs in a direct yet empathetic way.
(619) 592-7750 View (619) 592-7750
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Heritage Psychology/Autism and ADHD assessment
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Hello, my name is Dr. Brenda Franz, owner of Heritage Psychology. I offer comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations. I also offer sessions based off of the PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) program of UCLA for adolescents (ages 10-18) on an ongoing basis. At this time, I do not offer individual therapy. I am currently in network with Tricare (West Region) and Self-Pay only. Email is the best way to reach me. Please reach out with any questions, I would love to hear from you.
Hello, my name is Dr. Brenda Franz, owner of Heritage Psychology. I offer comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations. I also offer sessions based off of the PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) program of UCLA for adolescents (ages 10-18) on an ongoing basis. At this time, I do not offer individual therapy. I am currently in network with Tricare (West Region) and Self-Pay only. Email is the best way to reach me. Please reach out with any questions, I would love to hear from you.
(858) 465-5324 View (858) 465-5324
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Emily Kron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102  (Online Only)
Welcome to a safe space where you can tell your story, be seen and heard, and embark on a journey towards healing and becoming whole again. I know that starting therapy can be a difficult decision, so congratulations on taking this first step! I am a warm, compassionate, authentic therapist who is open and collaborative with clients and dedicated to helping others. I provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment and will work with you, wherever you are at, to create a unique treatment plan based on your specific needs. I will work with you to cultivate hope and resilience through a client-centered, strengths-based approach.
Welcome to a safe space where you can tell your story, be seen and heard, and embark on a journey towards healing and becoming whole again. I know that starting therapy can be a difficult decision, so congratulations on taking this first step! I am a warm, compassionate, authentic therapist who is open and collaborative with clients and dedicated to helping others. I provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment and will work with you, wherever you are at, to create a unique treatment plan based on your specific needs. I will work with you to cultivate hope and resilience through a client-centered, strengths-based approach.
(619) 848-3719 View (619) 848-3719
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Dr. Ruth Millican Neurodiversity Infomed Therapist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome! My client’s often tell me that I am genuine, kind and put them at ease, while also challenging them at the times when they need to be pushed. I strike a balance between therapy always feeling safe and comfortable, but also a place where you can be pushed to re-evaluate you needs and actions. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ community, as I am a part of this community and this is a passion of mine. The primary focus of my practice is trauma therapy, neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism), and the LGBTQIA+ community. I am also an affirming provider of all relationship configurations (polyamory, ENM, kink, BDSM).
Welcome! My client’s often tell me that I am genuine, kind and put them at ease, while also challenging them at the times when they need to be pushed. I strike a balance between therapy always feeling safe and comfortable, but also a place where you can be pushed to re-evaluate you needs and actions. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ community, as I am a part of this community and this is a passion of mine. The primary focus of my practice is trauma therapy, neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism), and the LGBTQIA+ community. I am also an affirming provider of all relationship configurations (polyamory, ENM, kink, BDSM).
(619) 340-2715 View (619) 340-2715
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Miranda Millican, PDA Affirming Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome! I work with autistic people and those who love them! I have personal experience in this area, I am a neurodivergent (ADHD and PDA) therapist who is a parent to a "neurospicy" autistic/PDA chid. PDA is pathological demand avoidance, or as I like to call it “persistent drive for autonomy". Although not yet an official diagnosis in the US, my goal is to create community and support around folks who identify themselves with these traits. I support teens, adults and couples around autism, PDA and ADHD and better understanding and communicating their needs to others.
Welcome! I work with autistic people and those who love them! I have personal experience in this area, I am a neurodivergent (ADHD and PDA) therapist who is a parent to a "neurospicy" autistic/PDA chid. PDA is pathological demand avoidance, or as I like to call it “persistent drive for autonomy". Although not yet an official diagnosis in the US, my goal is to create community and support around folks who identify themselves with these traits. I support teens, adults and couples around autism, PDA and ADHD and better understanding and communicating their needs to others.
(619) 853-2637 View (619) 853-2637
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Miranda Millican
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
Hi there, welcome! My specialty areas include trauma, relationships and body image issues. As a queer and neurodivergent therapist, my passions include working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and neurodivergent clients (ADHD, autism, PDA traits). As a neurodiversity affirming provider, I see all neurotypes as equal, and not an issue that needs "treatment". Rather, it is a process of finding your way back to yourself and who you really are. Additionally, I work with the ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, and kink/BDSM community. I work with individuals, teens, and couples and enjoy working with all relationship structures.
Hi there, welcome! My specialty areas include trauma, relationships and body image issues. As a queer and neurodivergent therapist, my passions include working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and neurodivergent clients (ADHD, autism, PDA traits). As a neurodiversity affirming provider, I see all neurotypes as equal, and not an issue that needs "treatment". Rather, it is a process of finding your way back to yourself and who you really are. Additionally, I work with the ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, and kink/BDSM community. I work with individuals, teens, and couples and enjoy working with all relationship structures.
(619) 367-9270 View (619) 367-9270
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Monica Arellano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
We can accumulate distress, emotional pain, fear and worry to the point where we can no longer function in our daily lives, at work or in our relationships with one another. Yet we all have the mechanisms and capacity to expend our distress, heal our pain and master a sense of internal safety and calm.
We can accumulate distress, emotional pain, fear and worry to the point where we can no longer function in our daily lives, at work or in our relationships with one another. Yet we all have the mechanisms and capacity to expend our distress, heal our pain and master a sense of internal safety and calm.
(858) 879-3816 View (858) 879-3816
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Haran Kingstan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
I have had the honor of working with individuals across the lifespan with a variety of mental health concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual and gender-identity related issues, family dynamics, and more. I believe that human beings are inherently relational and that we are born to thrive in connection to others and wouldn’t be who we are if not for the people that have come in, and sometimes out, of our lives. Examining these relationships can be a huge part of therapy, whether it’s with our parents, our partners, or with ourselves.
I have had the honor of working with individuals across the lifespan with a variety of mental health concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual and gender-identity related issues, family dynamics, and more. I believe that human beings are inherently relational and that we are born to thrive in connection to others and wouldn’t be who we are if not for the people that have come in, and sometimes out, of our lives. Examining these relationships can be a huge part of therapy, whether it’s with our parents, our partners, or with ourselves.
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Number of Therapists in 92102

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92102 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92102 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92102?

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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.