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Alex Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Pushing yourself to grow and change is one of the most difficult things, but it is also one of the best things that you can do for yourself. I work with you where you are at and from a place of compassion. Addiction, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues are all areas that I can help you sort through. My approach with addiction is to understand and work through what is driving the behavior. I also utilize harm reduction techniques if needed. I can teach you concrete skills and help you process your emotional experiences in a trusting therapeutic relationship. I am here to support & challenge you to move toward change.
Pushing yourself to grow and change is one of the most difficult things, but it is also one of the best things that you can do for yourself. I work with you where you are at and from a place of compassion. Addiction, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues are all areas that I can help you sort through. My approach with addiction is to understand and work through what is driving the behavior. I also utilize harm reduction techniques if needed. I can teach you concrete skills and help you process your emotional experiences in a trusting therapeutic relationship. I am here to support & challenge you to move toward change.
(619) 536-0805 View (619) 536-0805
Karem P Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
I work to make you feel safe, heard and validated with what you are going through. I am personable, empathetic and I understand how challenging life experiences can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression and can leave us with self-doubt, negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity. I collaborate with you to identify previous influential and traumatic experiences that are currently fueling your symptoms and impacting your current functioning. The ultimate goal is for you to decrease your symptoms so that you can live your most authentic, satisfying life and be your best YOU!
I work to make you feel safe, heard and validated with what you are going through. I am personable, empathetic and I understand how challenging life experiences can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression and can leave us with self-doubt, negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity. I collaborate with you to identify previous influential and traumatic experiences that are currently fueling your symptoms and impacting your current functioning. The ultimate goal is for you to decrease your symptoms so that you can live your most authentic, satisfying life and be your best YOU!
(858) 330-2249 View (858) 330-2249
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Naomi Bernal: Hope Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
Welcome and Congratulations! I am glad you made it here! Just the act of looking for a therapist shows that you are making strides toward recovery! I have experience providing treatment to a variety of clients (youth, Transitional Aged Youths to adults) and settings (School-based, Residential, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) levels of care). I have knowledge working with dually diagnosed individuals and persons with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and complex conditions such as: Substance Use and Eating Disorders.
Welcome and Congratulations! I am glad you made it here! Just the act of looking for a therapist shows that you are making strides toward recovery! I have experience providing treatment to a variety of clients (youth, Transitional Aged Youths to adults) and settings (School-based, Residential, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) levels of care). I have knowledge working with dually diagnosed individuals and persons with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and complex conditions such as: Substance Use and Eating Disorders.
(858) 304-1283 View (858) 304-1283
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Diega Molina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
Is your child struggling at home, school, or friendships? Does anxiety, anger, tantrums, or sadness seem to disable them? Whether it is huge outbursts of emotions, being overly quiet or shut down, I equip kids & parents to overcome hurdles & live with more confidence. A child's behavior is their way of communicating with you. Together we can work on understanding what your child is "saying". Getting help for your child shows how much you care for them! I'm a bilingual psychotherapist (English-Spanish) with over a decade of experience working with children, teens, & families.
Is your child struggling at home, school, or friendships? Does anxiety, anger, tantrums, or sadness seem to disable them? Whether it is huge outbursts of emotions, being overly quiet or shut down, I equip kids & parents to overcome hurdles & live with more confidence. A child's behavior is their way of communicating with you. Together we can work on understanding what your child is "saying". Getting help for your child shows how much you care for them! I'm a bilingual psychotherapist (English-Spanish) with over a decade of experience working with children, teens, & families.
(858) 281-2855 View (858) 281-2855
Photo of Nicole Guzman, Psychologist in 92117, CA
Nicole Guzman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and have over 20 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and have over 20 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.
(619) 383-1066 View (619) 383-1066
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Deanna Lazaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Maybe you are feeling trapped by patterns of substance use, gambling, shopping, social media, or other addictive patterns. There is hope and I can help you. Perhaps life-stage challenges are causing a level of emotional constraint that you feel trapped, confused, and unclear about how to move forward. Perhaps you are a new mom or an older adult who is grappling with the changes in your body and relationships, as well as stressors that lead you to feel frustrated and confused about what to prioritize and how to take care of yourself effectively.
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Maybe you are feeling trapped by patterns of substance use, gambling, shopping, social media, or other addictive patterns. There is hope and I can help you. Perhaps life-stage challenges are causing a level of emotional constraint that you feel trapped, confused, and unclear about how to move forward. Perhaps you are a new mom or an older adult who is grappling with the changes in your body and relationships, as well as stressors that lead you to feel frustrated and confused about what to prioritize and how to take care of yourself effectively.
(619) 492-3341 View (619) 492-3341
Photo of Rachel Diskin: Hope Therapy Group, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92117, CA
Rachel Diskin: Hope Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
You have made the first step, having the strength to reach out. I am excited to walk beside you on your journey to take care of yourself. My focus is in providing a safe, non-judgmental space, meeting you where you are and working toward your personal goals. Whether self-esteem, relationship issues, loneliness, phase of life transitions, or difficult past experiences, I utilize evidence-based practices and practice with a client-centered and strengths-based approach. I recognize that depression and anxiety can feel like a roadblock to living the life you want.
You have made the first step, having the strength to reach out. I am excited to walk beside you on your journey to take care of yourself. My focus is in providing a safe, non-judgmental space, meeting you where you are and working toward your personal goals. Whether self-esteem, relationship issues, loneliness, phase of life transitions, or difficult past experiences, I utilize evidence-based practices and practice with a client-centered and strengths-based approach. I recognize that depression and anxiety can feel like a roadblock to living the life you want.
(858) 943-0347 View (858) 943-0347
Photo of Ezak Marquez, Counselor in 92117, CA
Ezak Marquez
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
My name is Ezak and my pronouns are they, them, theirs. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Gender Specialist at Diaspora Therapy Group. I utilize a person-centered and strengths-based approach and I have been trained through a multicultural and trauma-informed lens. I work with adolescents and adults wanting to make a change in their life and I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals.
My name is Ezak and my pronouns are they, them, theirs. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Gender Specialist at Diaspora Therapy Group. I utilize a person-centered and strengths-based approach and I have been trained through a multicultural and trauma-informed lens. I work with adolescents and adults wanting to make a change in their life and I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals.
(619) 329-9950 View (619) 329-9950
Photo of Lyss de la Torre, Catholic Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 92117, CA
Lyss de la Torre, Catholic Therapist
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Hello! I'm Lyss and so glad you're here! Before you read any further, please visit my website: www.lyssdelatorre.com. As your counselor, I will work to create a space for you to feel welcomed, protected and cared for. You will find the freedom to bring your truest self: all of your joys, shame and pain. Here we will walk together-at your pace-towards a deeper understanding of yourself in order to build an authentic life. I have found my passion in working with teens and adults who find themselves in painful places, whether from traumatic experiences or from the inner voices of shame, and working together towards healing and peace.
Hello! I'm Lyss and so glad you're here! Before you read any further, please visit my website: www.lyssdelatorre.com. As your counselor, I will work to create a space for you to feel welcomed, protected and cared for. You will find the freedom to bring your truest self: all of your joys, shame and pain. Here we will walk together-at your pace-towards a deeper understanding of yourself in order to build an authentic life. I have found my passion in working with teens and adults who find themselves in painful places, whether from traumatic experiences or from the inner voices of shame, and working together towards healing and peace.
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Noreen Rios
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CADC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Are you wanting more harmony in your relationships, to feel better about yourself and have more peace of mind? I'm a compassionate, non judgmental California licensed Psychotherapist,Certified Hypnotherapist & certified addiction specialist with 40 years experience counseling individuals, couples and families of all ages & diverse backgrounds. My expertise lies in relationships, grief/loss, addictions, stress management, anger management, anxiety/depression and trauma. In a safe environment, you can express your concerns, learn skills to improve your relationships and find solutions for your problems so you can feel better about yourself, enrich your relationships and enhance the quality of your life. Reasonable fees, flexible hours.
Are you wanting more harmony in your relationships, to feel better about yourself and have more peace of mind? I'm a compassionate, non judgmental California licensed Psychotherapist,Certified Hypnotherapist & certified addiction specialist with 40 years experience counseling individuals, couples and families of all ages & diverse backgrounds. My expertise lies in relationships, grief/loss, addictions, stress management, anger management, anxiety/depression and trauma. In a safe environment, you can express your concerns, learn skills to improve your relationships and find solutions for your problems so you can feel better about yourself, enrich your relationships and enhance the quality of your life. Reasonable fees, flexible hours.
(619) 324-3735 View (619) 324-3735
Photo of Kristyne Skippergosh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92117, CA
Kristyne Skippergosh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you find yourself feeling down and like you have lost the joy in life? Does worry interfere with achieving goals, work, relationships, or even your sleep? You are not alone! Life is full of challenges both big and small. Your thoughts and emotions during these times can be very misleading. Therapy is about learning who you are, how your mind operates, and how you can gain more control of it. It is about accepting the struggle and pain of life with the same willingness as your triumphs.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you find yourself feeling down and like you have lost the joy in life? Does worry interfere with achieving goals, work, relationships, or even your sleep? You are not alone! Life is full of challenges both big and small. Your thoughts and emotions during these times can be very misleading. Therapy is about learning who you are, how your mind operates, and how you can gain more control of it. It is about accepting the struggle and pain of life with the same willingness as your triumphs.
(619) 650-5707 View (619) 650-5707
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Andrew David Listvinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
A client who would find my approach helpful will be looking for a mix of practical skills to deal with symptoms, better understanding of themselves, and to explore what they want from life. My style of therapy is adaptive. For some, a firm guiding hand creates safety and a sense of direction. For others, the opportunity to take the reigns opens up new possibilities. I believe therapy should focus both on symptom relief, and on "what's next?" Starting to feel better creates an opportunity, and I want to help you take hold and run with it!
A client who would find my approach helpful will be looking for a mix of practical skills to deal with symptoms, better understanding of themselves, and to explore what they want from life. My style of therapy is adaptive. For some, a firm guiding hand creates safety and a sense of direction. For others, the opportunity to take the reigns opens up new possibilities. I believe therapy should focus both on symptom relief, and on "what's next?" Starting to feel better creates an opportunity, and I want to help you take hold and run with it!
(858) 346-6642 View (858) 346-6642
Photo of Julia Rosengren, Psychologist in 92117, CA
Julia Rosengren
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
I specialize in addiction/dual diagnosis, but treat various mental health problems as well (depression, anxiety, relationship problems, etc.). I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a psychodynamic approach, but I alter treatment depending on your needs. Feeling stagnant as well as drug and alcohol concerns are often a result of deeper struggles such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and obstacles in your daily life. If you are feeling stuck and are grappling with how to move forward I can help guide you through it. *Please say your name when prompted when you call, otherwise your call will not go through.*
I specialize in addiction/dual diagnosis, but treat various mental health problems as well (depression, anxiety, relationship problems, etc.). I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a psychodynamic approach, but I alter treatment depending on your needs. Feeling stagnant as well as drug and alcohol concerns are often a result of deeper struggles such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and obstacles in your daily life. If you are feeling stuck and are grappling with how to move forward I can help guide you through it. *Please say your name when prompted when you call, otherwise your call will not go through.*
(858) 609-8405 View (858) 609-8405
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Kayo Imamura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
I believe we all have resilience. Our life may not come with a map, and we experience daily challenges to traumatic events with more lasting impact, like the death of a loved one, a life-altering accident, or a serious illness. Each change affects us differently, bringing a flood of thoughts, strong emotions and uncertainty. Yet we generally adapt well over time to stressful life-changing situations. We may end up feeling stuck or alone, struggling with anxious feelings, sadness, guilt or pain. I will meet you in these difficult places and we will walk together, helping you break through to find hope, power, connection and energy.
I believe we all have resilience. Our life may not come with a map, and we experience daily challenges to traumatic events with more lasting impact, like the death of a loved one, a life-altering accident, or a serious illness. Each change affects us differently, bringing a flood of thoughts, strong emotions and uncertainty. Yet we generally adapt well over time to stressful life-changing situations. We may end up feeling stuck or alone, struggling with anxious feelings, sadness, guilt or pain. I will meet you in these difficult places and we will walk together, helping you break through to find hope, power, connection and energy.
(858) 251-8034 View (858) 251-8034
Photo of Ashley Cox, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92117, CA
Ashley Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
Christian counseling for teens & young adults. Are you a teen, college student or young adult with high ambition and yet overwhelmed by life? Do you feel anxious, depressed and stressed most days? Is it hard to communicate, set boundaries or even put the feelings into words? Sometimes we live with the best intentions and still find ourselves lost or off track. The wounds of past or old patterns get in the way. Utilizing proven methods with a Christian lens, I help teens & young adults discover the next steps to experience a restored sense of self. Together, we find better ways to work toward your goals in life for a vibrant future.
Christian counseling for teens & young adults. Are you a teen, college student or young adult with high ambition and yet overwhelmed by life? Do you feel anxious, depressed and stressed most days? Is it hard to communicate, set boundaries or even put the feelings into words? Sometimes we live with the best intentions and still find ourselves lost or off track. The wounds of past or old patterns get in the way. Utilizing proven methods with a Christian lens, I help teens & young adults discover the next steps to experience a restored sense of self. Together, we find better ways to work toward your goals in life for a vibrant future.
(619) 333-7520 View (619) 333-7520
Photo of Marisa Zens, Psychologist in 92117, CA
Marisa Zens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
One of the most important ingredients in successful therapy is a good therapeutic fit. My approach is to provide an empathic, warm and supportive environment, and work collaboratively to identify and make sense of your unique struggles and particular obstacles. I work with adolescents and adults and use both insight-oriented and skills-based approaches to find short and long-term solutions to intercept the patterns that are interfering with your personal growth. I also provide supervision and consultation to psychologists and psychology trainees.
One of the most important ingredients in successful therapy is a good therapeutic fit. My approach is to provide an empathic, warm and supportive environment, and work collaboratively to identify and make sense of your unique struggles and particular obstacles. I work with adolescents and adults and use both insight-oriented and skills-based approaches to find short and long-term solutions to intercept the patterns that are interfering with your personal growth. I also provide supervision and consultation to psychologists and psychology trainees.
(619) 940-1548 View (619) 940-1548
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Thi ('tee') Wlodarski ('wool-Dar-Skee')
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Great to meet you! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been in private practice since 2017, specializing solely with clients struggling with anxiety disorders, OCD, phobias and trauma. I work with adults and children. Prior to private practice, I have worked at an outpatient psychiatry, within high school and elementary school systems, and a community counseling center.
Great to meet you! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been in private practice since 2017, specializing solely with clients struggling with anxiety disorders, OCD, phobias and trauma. I work with adults and children. Prior to private practice, I have worked at an outpatient psychiatry, within high school and elementary school systems, and a community counseling center.
(619) 383-2951 View (619) 383-2951
Photo of Cassidy Peters, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 92117, CA
Cassidy Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
Are you feeling stuck? Have you experienced trauma or struggled in relationships? How about your relationship with yourself? I support and work with clients who may be struggling with navigating anxiety/depression, complex trauma, neurodivergence, identity issues, relational issues, interpersonal issues, low self esteem/self worth, substance abuse, and life transitions. I also have a strong focus in working with female/woman identifying individuals struggling with anxiety and self worth. I am a neuro-affirming, sex-positive, and LGBTQIA-affirming therapist. I offer sliding scale appointments in person and via Telehealth.
Are you feeling stuck? Have you experienced trauma or struggled in relationships? How about your relationship with yourself? I support and work with clients who may be struggling with navigating anxiety/depression, complex trauma, neurodivergence, identity issues, relational issues, interpersonal issues, low self esteem/self worth, substance abuse, and life transitions. I also have a strong focus in working with female/woman identifying individuals struggling with anxiety and self worth. I am a neuro-affirming, sex-positive, and LGBTQIA-affirming therapist. I offer sliding scale appointments in person and via Telehealth.
(619) 486-3626 View (619) 486-3626
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Kira Milas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. If you are overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, stuck, unsure, in pain, in transition, or lost, I want to work with you.
Welcome. If you are overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, stuck, unsure, in pain, in transition, or lost, I want to work with you.
(619) 637-3059 View (619) 637-3059
Photo of Valerie Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92117, CA
Valerie Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Hello there. I am a licensed therapist who is passionate about working with people who could really use some support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. I believe the client's needs guide treatment, so therapy will be tailored to you as an individual. I lean toward person-centered therapy techniques of genuineness and unconditional positive regard. I utilize techniques from many treatment modalities, and I'll customize services based on your specific needs. What I will do consistently is be open and kind. I will also do my best to understand who you are and how I can help you face the challenges you're up against.
Hello there. I am a licensed therapist who is passionate about working with people who could really use some support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. I believe the client's needs guide treatment, so therapy will be tailored to you as an individual. I lean toward person-centered therapy techniques of genuineness and unconditional positive regard. I utilize techniques from many treatment modalities, and I'll customize services based on your specific needs. What I will do consistently is be open and kind. I will also do my best to understand who you are and how I can help you face the challenges you're up against.
(619) 393-6930 View (619) 393-6930

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92117

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 92117 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92117 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92117?

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.