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Stacey Beckerley
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Hi there! My name is Stacey Beckerley and I am a Therapist Trainee working to gain the client contact hours to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am under the supervision of Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT 102308 at Family & Children Counseling Services. I believe that within each of us we have the ability to heal and to become who we envision ourselves to be. Life can be hard, our circumstances can be tough and unfair, but we all have the power within ourselves to heal and to emerge from life experiences stronger and a more empowered individual. Available for telehealth and community based in San Diego.
Hi there! My name is Stacey Beckerley and I am a Therapist Trainee working to gain the client contact hours to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am under the supervision of Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT 102308 at Family & Children Counseling Services. I believe that within each of us we have the ability to heal and to become who we envision ourselves to be. Life can be hard, our circumstances can be tough and unfair, but we all have the power within ourselves to heal and to emerge from life experiences stronger and a more empowered individual. Available for telehealth and community based in San Diego.
(530) 362-5979 View (530) 362-5979
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Parisa Malekzadeh- Mindful Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, PMH-C
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
I'm here to support you through new mom life, relationships struggles and life transitions/experiences that have increased anxiety and depression. I am an LPCC therapist with over 12 years of work experience in the mental health field. Therapy is meant to be a safe, judgement free zone and that is what I pride myself in along with being culturally sensitive and understanding.
I'm here to support you through new mom life, relationships struggles and life transitions/experiences that have increased anxiety and depression. I am an LPCC therapist with over 12 years of work experience in the mental health field. Therapy is meant to be a safe, judgement free zone and that is what I pride myself in along with being culturally sensitive and understanding.
(858) 923-5887 View (858) 923-5887
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Claire Muller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons why someone chooses to explore therapy. Some want support navigating relationships at home, school, or work. Others are interested in gaining confidence in advocating for themselves and their identity. Some may be feeling stuck or want to talk through different options or choices. Others want to have a safe, nonjudgemental space to express themselves while feeling heard, understood, and accepted. Whatever your reason, I would love the opportunity to talk and see if we can discover some ways to help you feel grounded. I’m committed to honoring your unique experiences, hopes, values, expertise, and needs.
There are many reasons why someone chooses to explore therapy. Some want support navigating relationships at home, school, or work. Others are interested in gaining confidence in advocating for themselves and their identity. Some may be feeling stuck or want to talk through different options or choices. Others want to have a safe, nonjudgemental space to express themselves while feeling heard, understood, and accepted. Whatever your reason, I would love the opportunity to talk and see if we can discover some ways to help you feel grounded. I’m committed to honoring your unique experiences, hopes, values, expertise, and needs.
(619) 480-2433 View (619) 480-2433
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Ward Learning Solutions
Licensed Educational Psychologist, EdD, ABSNP, NCSP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Is your child struggling in school with learning or behavior? Are you concerned they may have a learning disability, emotional disability, or neurological disorder such as ADHD or Autism? Are you an adult in college or a career where you have/suspect a learning disability impacting your performance? Dr. Ward's goal is to assist parents in being the best advocate for their children by providing knowledge, guidance, and confidence that they are doing everything possible to maximize their child’s learning potential. Dr. Ward also specializes in DHH assessments with 13 years of teaching and 10 years of assessing this population in ASL.
Is your child struggling in school with learning or behavior? Are you concerned they may have a learning disability, emotional disability, or neurological disorder such as ADHD or Autism? Are you an adult in college or a career where you have/suspect a learning disability impacting your performance? Dr. Ward's goal is to assist parents in being the best advocate for their children by providing knowledge, guidance, and confidence that they are doing everything possible to maximize their child’s learning potential. Dr. Ward also specializes in DHH assessments with 13 years of teaching and 10 years of assessing this population in ASL.
(619) 975-3273 View (619) 975-3273
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Johanna Johanna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
The therapy experience is a unique and dynamic process for each individual toward self-realization. From a client-centered strengths-based orientation, it is my goal to create a safe environment with unconditional positive regard where each person can feel welcomed, understood, and accepted as their true self. I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have completed the Level II Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
The therapy experience is a unique and dynamic process for each individual toward self-realization. From a client-centered strengths-based orientation, it is my goal to create a safe environment with unconditional positive regard where each person can feel welcomed, understood, and accepted as their true self. I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have completed the Level II Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
(619) 457-4434 View (619) 457-4434
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Yisook E Baik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Immediate openings in CA via telehealth, offering in person sessions Saturday morning in San Diego. Over 20 years of my practice, I have seen almost every issue stems from our self-concept. The relationship we have with our self-concept prevents our ability to achieve our full potential and happiness. I can help you find the attention and honor you deserve first, then tackle your particular challenges at the present time. "Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life" -J. K. Rowling
Immediate openings in CA via telehealth, offering in person sessions Saturday morning in San Diego. Over 20 years of my practice, I have seen almost every issue stems from our self-concept. The relationship we have with our self-concept prevents our ability to achieve our full potential and happiness. I can help you find the attention and honor you deserve first, then tackle your particular challenges at the present time. "Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life" -J. K. Rowling
(858) 799-0273 View (858) 799-0273
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Nadine Hyde
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds. I believe therapy is a collaborative process with the overall goal to achieve healthier balance and desired goals. Life has many challenges and we can all benefit from some support and guidance during difficult times in our lives. In my practice, I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, and adolescents. I work with the insights gained in therapy so clients feel validated and accepted, in their journey to achieve the lives they want to lead.
I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds. I believe therapy is a collaborative process with the overall goal to achieve healthier balance and desired goals. Life has many challenges and we can all benefit from some support and guidance during difficult times in our lives. In my practice, I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, and adolescents. I work with the insights gained in therapy so clients feel validated and accepted, in their journey to achieve the lives they want to lead.
(858) 529-1533 View (858) 529-1533
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Dr. Kayla Bunderson
Psychologist
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Kayla Bunderson, Psy.D., and I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist. I understand that life can be hard and at times feels like one big coping skill. So let me start off by saying I'm proud of you. You have taken a very positive step by deciding to seek therapy and change your current paradigm. Perhaps you're noticing that you're engaging in the same patterns of behavior and ready to find out why. Maybe you've experienced past trauma or you're struggling with motivation, relationships, or just feeling out of control. I am ready to listen and together we can make change.
Hi! I'm Kayla Bunderson, Psy.D., and I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist. I understand that life can be hard and at times feels like one big coping skill. So let me start off by saying I'm proud of you. You have taken a very positive step by deciding to seek therapy and change your current paradigm. Perhaps you're noticing that you're engaging in the same patterns of behavior and ready to find out why. Maybe you've experienced past trauma or you're struggling with motivation, relationships, or just feeling out of control. I am ready to listen and together we can make change.
(619) 304-7665 View (619) 304-7665
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Melissa Kae
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Dr. Melissa Kae, a licensed psychologist offering online therapy in California. Are you struggling with clarifying your identity or with fitting into the LGBTQ+ community? Are you struggling with anxiety, self doubt, beating yourself up mentally or having low self esteem? Have you been feeling overwhelmed, struggling with perfectionism or have difficulty making active choices in your life? I can help you manage these difficulties more effectively to achieve better balance, improve relationships and get to the core of unresolved difficult experiences. To learn more visit my website at www.forgethekey.com.
Hello! I am Dr. Melissa Kae, a licensed psychologist offering online therapy in California. Are you struggling with clarifying your identity or with fitting into the LGBTQ+ community? Are you struggling with anxiety, self doubt, beating yourself up mentally or having low self esteem? Have you been feeling overwhelmed, struggling with perfectionism or have difficulty making active choices in your life? I can help you manage these difficulties more effectively to achieve better balance, improve relationships and get to the core of unresolved difficult experiences. To learn more visit my website at www.forgethekey.com.
(858) 330-3202 View (858) 330-3202
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Angelica Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Welcome! I am Angélica Figueroa a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal is to help my clients understand the roots of their mental health challenges and unearth the healing strength of addressing trauma. My approach to providing therapy is a collaborative approach. I will walk the journey to healing with you. Therapy is focused on treating the trauma via the use of evidence-based practices such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and other therapies.
Welcome! I am Angélica Figueroa a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal is to help my clients understand the roots of their mental health challenges and unearth the healing strength of addressing trauma. My approach to providing therapy is a collaborative approach. I will walk the journey to healing with you. Therapy is focused on treating the trauma via the use of evidence-based practices such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and other therapies.
(619) 598-1311 View (619) 598-1311
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Chye Hong Liew 刘彩虹
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
Do you wish to find healing after important losses, tame your inner critic, or seek self-compassion and personal growth? You may be in pain because important family members, friends, or pets died. You feel alone, question why you are still grieving, or worry about overwhelming others with your grief. Or you may be in pain because you blame yourself for being not good enough. Our inner critics are often voices we have internalized from family, friend, or society, especially when you have had to prove yourself as a person with marginalized identities (person of color, woman, immigrant or international students, LGBTQIA+, low income).
Do you wish to find healing after important losses, tame your inner critic, or seek self-compassion and personal growth? You may be in pain because important family members, friends, or pets died. You feel alone, question why you are still grieving, or worry about overwhelming others with your grief. Or you may be in pain because you blame yourself for being not good enough. Our inner critics are often voices we have internalized from family, friend, or society, especially when you have had to prove yourself as a person with marginalized identities (person of color, woman, immigrant or international students, LGBTQIA+, low income).
(858) 808-2440 View (858) 808-2440
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Amanda L Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Not accepting new clients
Hi! We are currently accepting clients in Kearny Mesa. The Comprehensive Counseling Center focuses on helping clients find balance, generate alternative solutions, and change direction toward a more peaceful and fulfilling life. It is my belief that lasting change occurs though utilizing a meaningful therapeutic relationship. I cannot wait to join you in this journey towards a balanced and meaningful life.
Hi! We are currently accepting clients in Kearny Mesa. The Comprehensive Counseling Center focuses on helping clients find balance, generate alternative solutions, and change direction toward a more peaceful and fulfilling life. It is my belief that lasting change occurs though utilizing a meaningful therapeutic relationship. I cannot wait to join you in this journey towards a balanced and meaningful life.
(858) 333-4709 View (858) 333-4709
Photo of Marelys Padilla, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92111, CA
Marelys Padilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Acknowledging your emotional pain and accessing help are the first steps towards wellness. You deserve the highest of praise for loving yourself and your family enough to embark on the path towards healing. I am so glad you are here! I can offer you a safe space to navigate the complexity of emotions that comes with wanting or actively raising a family. If you have suffered a loss, together we can work to transform debilitating grief into a more peaceful and dynamic experience. Through our work together, we can foster presence with your emotional process and encourage your healing. Caring for yourself is caring for your family!
Acknowledging your emotional pain and accessing help are the first steps towards wellness. You deserve the highest of praise for loving yourself and your family enough to embark on the path towards healing. I am so glad you are here! I can offer you a safe space to navigate the complexity of emotions that comes with wanting or actively raising a family. If you have suffered a loss, together we can work to transform debilitating grief into a more peaceful and dynamic experience. Through our work together, we can foster presence with your emotional process and encourage your healing. Caring for yourself is caring for your family!
(858) 533-1064 View (858) 533-1064
Photo of Tien V. Phan, Psychologist in 92111, CA
Tien V. Phan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111
Empathy, compassion, and the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship have been the foundation of my work. I have had a wide range of experiences with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. My style is collaborative in nature, as I support and guide individuals through the healing process. Other areas of specialization include helping individuals who struggle with low self-esteem and poor emotion regulation skills, as well as difficulties coping with significant life changes (e.g., relocation, divorce) and conflicts in relationships.
Empathy, compassion, and the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship have been the foundation of my work. I have had a wide range of experiences with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. My style is collaborative in nature, as I support and guide individuals through the healing process. Other areas of specialization include helping individuals who struggle with low self-esteem and poor emotion regulation skills, as well as difficulties coping with significant life changes (e.g., relocation, divorce) and conflicts in relationships.
(858) 251-8464 View (858) 251-8464
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Connie M Murcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
Understanding human behavior and how it is shaped is just one of the key essential components to unraveling the complexity of who we are. When faced with situations beyond our control such as our genealogical predispositions, self-discovery, the families we are born into, societal pressures and oppression the lives we are in pursuit of and desire are disrupted.
Understanding human behavior and how it is shaped is just one of the key essential components to unraveling the complexity of who we are. When faced with situations beyond our control such as our genealogical predispositions, self-discovery, the families we are born into, societal pressures and oppression the lives we are in pursuit of and desire are disrupted.
(941) 541-5985 View (941) 541-5985
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Cody Elder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Hello! My name is Cody Elder. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 7 years of experience in primary substance use, dual diagnosis, and primary mental health treatment. I feel the best tool in the therapeutic experience is the relationship and a strong teamwork element to therapy. I typically work with clients who are struggling with life transitions, grief, loss of sense of purpose, and needing help in building tools to allow them to discover their own capabilities.
Hello! My name is Cody Elder. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 7 years of experience in primary substance use, dual diagnosis, and primary mental health treatment. I feel the best tool in the therapeutic experience is the relationship and a strong teamwork element to therapy. I typically work with clients who are struggling with life transitions, grief, loss of sense of purpose, and needing help in building tools to allow them to discover their own capabilities.
(619) 514-1525 View (619) 514-1525
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Sonia Singh
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
I am Dr. Sonia Singh, a licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Newport Beach, CA practicing teletherapy with adults (19 and over) throughout the state of California. I have 15+ years of experience in the field of psychology, providing evidence-based therapy and assessments to individuals for stress management, anxiety, depression, and helping people navigate life transitions. In addition to being a Clinical Psychologist, I have additional specialized training as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. My practice has been focused on enabling individuals like you to go beyond surviving to optimize their well-being.
I am Dr. Sonia Singh, a licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Newport Beach, CA practicing teletherapy with adults (19 and over) throughout the state of California. I have 15+ years of experience in the field of psychology, providing evidence-based therapy and assessments to individuals for stress management, anxiety, depression, and helping people navigate life transitions. In addition to being a Clinical Psychologist, I have additional specialized training as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. My practice has been focused on enabling individuals like you to go beyond surviving to optimize their well-being.
(619) 848-3011 View (619) 848-3011
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Dr. Kimthu Trinh-Energy Psychology & Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Kimthu Trinh a Licensed Psychologist, Forensic Consultant, Divorce Mediator with over 20+ years of experience in providing both therapy & evaluation for adults, children, and families in various settings such as private practice, correctional facilities, counseling centers, and local schools throughout CA. She is qualified to administer & interpret a wide range of tests: Medical Certification for Disability, Fitness for Duty, Competency to stand trial, Risks to re-offend, Criminal mitigation assessments, Pre-employment evaluation, Pre-surgical clearances. She has extensive training in Energy Psychology, Neurofeedback, and EMDR.
Dr. Kimthu Trinh a Licensed Psychologist, Forensic Consultant, Divorce Mediator with over 20+ years of experience in providing both therapy & evaluation for adults, children, and families in various settings such as private practice, correctional facilities, counseling centers, and local schools throughout CA. She is qualified to administer & interpret a wide range of tests: Medical Certification for Disability, Fitness for Duty, Competency to stand trial, Risks to re-offend, Criminal mitigation assessments, Pre-employment evaluation, Pre-surgical clearances. She has extensive training in Energy Psychology, Neurofeedback, and EMDR.
(858) 239-2327 View (858) 239-2327
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Aku Adjibolosoo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling lost or looking for some direction after a recent life change? Are you looking to improve relationships with significant people in your life? Do you feel like you can't get a handle on your anxiety? If you can relate to the above, keep reading and see how therapy with Aku may help you learn to feel confident that you have the skills to manage your current stressors. Aku works with POC, adult children of immigrant parents, musicians, artists, and other creatives. She utilizes a combination of a cognitive behavioral and solution focused, yet supportive, approach.
Are you feeling lost or looking for some direction after a recent life change? Are you looking to improve relationships with significant people in your life? Do you feel like you can't get a handle on your anxiety? If you can relate to the above, keep reading and see how therapy with Aku may help you learn to feel confident that you have the skills to manage your current stressors. Aku works with POC, adult children of immigrant parents, musicians, artists, and other creatives. She utilizes a combination of a cognitive behavioral and solution focused, yet supportive, approach.
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Charles Yin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Charles Yin, I work with Christian men and women who struggle with self-sabotaging patterns. This prevents them from feeling connected to themselves and others and from reaching their full potential. I firmly believe everyone deserves to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. After working with clients for over 16 years, I understand the difficulties of finding your path in life and use my expertise to help Christians overcome these challenges.
Hi, I’m Charles Yin, I work with Christian men and women who struggle with self-sabotaging patterns. This prevents them from feeling connected to themselves and others and from reaching their full potential. I firmly believe everyone deserves to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. After working with clients for over 16 years, I understand the difficulties of finding your path in life and use my expertise to help Christians overcome these challenges.
(619) 453-0585 View (619) 453-0585

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92111

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92111 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
94% Depression
67% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions
64% Grief
59% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92111 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92111?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.