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Violeta Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307
My name is Violeta Kim and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I have over 10 years of experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults in therapy. I specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, suicidality, and anger. My approach to therapy is based on the individual's needs. I want to make sure that the therapeutic space is a place where an individual can feel heard, understood, and safe.
My name is Violeta Kim and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I have over 10 years of experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults in therapy. I specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, suicidality, and anger. My approach to therapy is based on the individual's needs. I want to make sure that the therapeutic space is a place where an individual can feel heard, understood, and safe.
(760) 350-1969 View (760) 350-1969
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Elaine Ahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307
My name is Elaine Ahmad (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been practicing for more than twenty years in the Los Angeles area. I offer in-person counseling to those who live locally and virtual counseling across California. I identify as someone within the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities and have worked with these populations throughout my career as a therapist. I am particularly drawn to working with teens and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and phase-of-life issues. I spent many years working with people dealing with health concerns and new medical diagnoses.
My name is Elaine Ahmad (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been practicing for more than twenty years in the Los Angeles area. I offer in-person counseling to those who live locally and virtual counseling across California. I identify as someone within the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities and have worked with these populations throughout my career as a therapist. I am particularly drawn to working with teens and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and phase-of-life issues. I spent many years working with people dealing with health concerns and new medical diagnoses.
(760) 350-3612 View (760) 350-3612
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Sara Fierro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307  (Online Only)
I have experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and couples. In treatment, I utilize my dual licensure background to look at individual, relational, and developmental issues and their impact on functioning. I provide care from an eclectic perspective, focused on helping clients achieve their goals.
I have experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and couples. In treatment, I utilize my dual licensure background to look at individual, relational, and developmental issues and their impact on functioning. I provide care from an eclectic perspective, focused on helping clients achieve their goals.
(760) 527-4153 View (760) 527-4153
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Kristian Brenes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Not accepting new clients
Are you a millennial seeking relief from the overwhelming stressors and challenges that life throws your way? Do you long for a more fulfilling and balanced life, with healthier relationships and a positive mindset? You're not alone. Together we will explore practical resources, empowering solutions, and a positive outlook that have the potential to bring meaningful change to your life. I am a relational therapist for millennials who helps people learn to overcome self doubt and negative beliefs, and to identify and amplify their existing strengths so they can be successful in relationships with self and others.
Are you a millennial seeking relief from the overwhelming stressors and challenges that life throws your way? Do you long for a more fulfilling and balanced life, with healthier relationships and a positive mindset? You're not alone. Together we will explore practical resources, empowering solutions, and a positive outlook that have the potential to bring meaningful change to your life. I am a relational therapist for millennials who helps people learn to overcome self doubt and negative beliefs, and to identify and amplify their existing strengths so they can be successful in relationships with self and others.
(760) 515-7979 View (760) 515-7979
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Dr. Virginia Schwab
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, LISW, LEP
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307  (Online Only)
I am a virtual Licensed Clinical Social Worker therapist in CA, SC and AK, I utilize a relatively active therapeutic modality. For the client, this means that we participate in discussions and explorations. Trauma or other painful emotional experiences can lead to overwhelming emotions in “utter aloneness”; undoing that aloneness through a supportive and encouraging relationship with your therapist is key to healing. Many therapists focus on what is wrong with a person; I focus on what is right and potentially transformative.
I am a virtual Licensed Clinical Social Worker therapist in CA, SC and AK, I utilize a relatively active therapeutic modality. For the client, this means that we participate in discussions and explorations. Trauma or other painful emotional experiences can lead to overwhelming emotions in “utter aloneness”; undoing that aloneness through a supportive and encouraging relationship with your therapist is key to healing. Many therapists focus on what is wrong with a person; I focus on what is right and potentially transformative.
(760) 227-8214 View (760) 227-8214
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Cherstan Crawford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apple Valley, CA 92307  (Online Only)
Life is filled with transitions, ups, downs, and uncertainties. However, there is one thing for certain; no one should feel like they have nowhere to turn, or like they have to face their fears, challenges, and anxieties alone. If you are you're ready to take the steps toward lasting change. I'm here to help. I help people who are ready to do the work. This takes consistency, open mindedness, deep honesty, and accountability. I find when people have someone to genuinely listen, validate their experiences and magnify their strengths, they discover the answers within themselves that inspire them to flourish, grow, and change.
Life is filled with transitions, ups, downs, and uncertainties. However, there is one thing for certain; no one should feel like they have nowhere to turn, or like they have to face their fears, challenges, and anxieties alone. If you are you're ready to take the steps toward lasting change. I'm here to help. I help people who are ready to do the work. This takes consistency, open mindedness, deep honesty, and accountability. I find when people have someone to genuinely listen, validate their experiences and magnify their strengths, they discover the answers within themselves that inspire them to flourish, grow, and change.
(760) 383-8379 View (760) 383-8379
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Donald J. Cook
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307
I seek to treat all people; i see the person, not the age, weight, shape, hair-colour, skin, diagnosis, politics, or life-problem. Every client is my respected teacher. We are all valid and worthy human beings--even if we don't believe it! You are Wonderful! i treat PTSD, ADD/HD, school-related issues, anxiety, panic Disorders, depression, age-related issues, legal-related personal issues, and will also perform therapy with stabilized Bipolar, and Schizophrenic sufferers. i perform individual, couples, marital/pre-marital, family, and group sessions. i also perform individual/group parenting, and anger management sessions.
I seek to treat all people; i see the person, not the age, weight, shape, hair-colour, skin, diagnosis, politics, or life-problem. Every client is my respected teacher. We are all valid and worthy human beings--even if we don't believe it! You are Wonderful! i treat PTSD, ADD/HD, school-related issues, anxiety, panic Disorders, depression, age-related issues, legal-related personal issues, and will also perform therapy with stabilized Bipolar, and Schizophrenic sufferers. i perform individual, couples, marital/pre-marital, family, and group sessions. i also perform individual/group parenting, and anger management sessions.
(760) 203-4580 View (760) 203-4580
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360 Degrees Counseling Soulutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am honored you are visiting my profile. There are many possible reasons that you are here; fears, regrets, stagnating mindsets, relational problems, identity confusion, or maybe you feel you are not living up to your potential. Life can bring unexpected challenges that can disrupt your course and cause you to lose sight of the strength that is within you. Whatever may have brought you here, I assure you that you have found someone with great empathy and competence to understand your very human experience and walk with you to discover more peace, freedom and purpose.
Hello! I am honored you are visiting my profile. There are many possible reasons that you are here; fears, regrets, stagnating mindsets, relational problems, identity confusion, or maybe you feel you are not living up to your potential. Life can bring unexpected challenges that can disrupt your course and cause you to lose sight of the strength that is within you. Whatever may have brought you here, I assure you that you have found someone with great empathy and competence to understand your very human experience and walk with you to discover more peace, freedom and purpose.
(760) 691-2619 View (760) 691-2619
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Sandra M Carlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Apple Valley, CA 92307
I am a Bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, ready to accompany you on your journey of healing. Beyond the title LMFT, I am just another human being. My goal is to provide you with the guidance, support, and tools you need to process emotions, overcome obstacles, and embrace life's unexpected turns. Healing from trauma is a courageous process, and you don't have to go through it alone. I am here to walk beside you, offering compassionate guidance, validation, and understanding. Whether you're an individual, couple, or family, my experience extends to working with clients of all ages.
I am a Bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, ready to accompany you on your journey of healing. Beyond the title LMFT, I am just another human being. My goal is to provide you with the guidance, support, and tools you need to process emotions, overcome obstacles, and embrace life's unexpected turns. Healing from trauma is a courageous process, and you don't have to go through it alone. I am here to walk beside you, offering compassionate guidance, validation, and understanding. Whether you're an individual, couple, or family, my experience extends to working with clients of all ages.
(442) 241-0088 View (442) 241-0088
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Ascendance Therapeutic Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Waitlist for new clients
Ascendance Therapeutic Solutions, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker Corporation currently offers counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. We are here to provide guidance and support through challenging times, whether it is through a situational stressor, or to assist in processing the unhealed wounds from the past. Our offices offer an inclusive safe environment for all. As your therapist, we believe that change is possible through self-reflection, empowerment, and support.
Ascendance Therapeutic Solutions, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker Corporation currently offers counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. We are here to provide guidance and support through challenging times, whether it is through a situational stressor, or to assist in processing the unhealed wounds from the past. Our offices offer an inclusive safe environment for all. As your therapist, we believe that change is possible through self-reflection, empowerment, and support.
(760) 280-6675 View (760) 280-6675
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Lizette Alvarado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Hi, welcome to my profile! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. I have provided mental health treatment in various settings such as in-home, school setting, and outpatient settings. As a bilingual therapist, I have helped clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, dealing with life transitions, working through difficult relationships, parenting issues, and trauma. I have also facilitated parenting groups, social skills groups, sexual abuse groups, and domestic violence groups.
Hi, welcome to my profile! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. I have provided mental health treatment in various settings such as in-home, school setting, and outpatient settings. As a bilingual therapist, I have helped clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, dealing with life transitions, working through difficult relationships, parenting issues, and trauma. I have also facilitated parenting groups, social skills groups, sexual abuse groups, and domestic violence groups.
(760) 478-6379 View (760) 478-6379
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Guided Transitions Mediation & Counseling, INC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Here at Guided Transitions Counseling, whether you are dealing with feelings of stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health, family or marital issues, we are here to help! Our role as your therapist is to encourage, support and challenge you in discovering ways to improve your life. In a collaborative effort with each individual client, the objective is to assist in pursuing personal goals. The therapeutic environment that we will build together will provide a safe and non-judgmental place for you to explore ways to cope, adapt to change, challenge yourself and work through emotional difficulties.
Here at Guided Transitions Counseling, whether you are dealing with feelings of stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health, family or marital issues, we are here to help! Our role as your therapist is to encourage, support and challenge you in discovering ways to improve your life. In a collaborative effort with each individual client, the objective is to assist in pursuing personal goals. The therapeutic environment that we will build together will provide a safe and non-judgmental place for you to explore ways to cope, adapt to change, challenge yourself and work through emotional difficulties.
(442) 201-0054 View (442) 201-0054
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Teri Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that the client’s interest is primary. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. I believe in the importance of respecting and promoting the rights of the client’s self-determination that guides the clients in their efforts to identifying and clarifying their goals. I have worked in various human service capabilities. My background has served to broaden my appreciation for diversity and differences. I understand that honoring people’s differences allows for a new growth and increased knowledge.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that the client’s interest is primary. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. I believe in the importance of respecting and promoting the rights of the client’s self-determination that guides the clients in their efforts to identifying and clarifying their goals. I have worked in various human service capabilities. My background has served to broaden my appreciation for diversity and differences. I understand that honoring people’s differences allows for a new growth and increased knowledge.
(442) 200-0863 View (442) 200-0863
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Tyree Griffith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Tyree Griffith and I currently serve as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor here in California. I work with individuals to overcome their anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, finding their place in life, and relationship or family conflicts. My goal is to work with you to come up with solutions to overcome these stressors or interpersonal conflicts that may be causing you to feel helpless/hopeless, lack motivation, or just stuck in life.
Hello, my name is Tyree Griffith and I currently serve as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor here in California. I work with individuals to overcome their anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, finding their place in life, and relationship or family conflicts. My goal is to work with you to come up with solutions to overcome these stressors or interpersonal conflicts that may be causing you to feel helpless/hopeless, lack motivation, or just stuck in life.
(760) 493-7628 View (760) 493-7628
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Soul Journey Counseling Services LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Hello, My name is Penne La Rue. I have been a licensed therapist since 2015. I have worked with many different populations and ages during my time as a therapist. I am an eclectic therapist and use many different types of therapeutic modalities to meet client needs. I am non-judgmental, understanding and get life happens.
Hello, My name is Penne La Rue. I have been a licensed therapist since 2015. I have worked with many different populations and ages during my time as a therapist. I am an eclectic therapist and use many different types of therapeutic modalities to meet client needs. I am non-judgmental, understanding and get life happens.
(760) 465-0719 View (760) 465-0719
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LaVonne Renno
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apple Valley, CA 92307  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming. It can cause us to be unsure where or how to even start changing our situation due to an increase emotional response that overwhelemes us. In spite of the days where you feel ok the overall feeling leaves you unsettled, struggling with anxiety/depression, a lower sense of self or exhausted from stress. I use ACT therapy, a holistic approach to nurturing & supporting ourselves to help focus us in a world that has been ever changing. Acknowledging the strain you are under & taking that first step shows strength/courage. Know you are not alone & it can get easier to handle.
Life can be overwhelming. It can cause us to be unsure where or how to even start changing our situation due to an increase emotional response that overwhelemes us. In spite of the days where you feel ok the overall feeling leaves you unsettled, struggling with anxiety/depression, a lower sense of self or exhausted from stress. I use ACT therapy, a holistic approach to nurturing & supporting ourselves to help focus us in a world that has been ever changing. Acknowledging the strain you are under & taking that first step shows strength/courage. Know you are not alone & it can get easier to handle.
(760) 334-6587 View (760) 334-6587
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Patricia Alice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307
I have many years experience working with and helping people find solutions to their problems. We all experience difficulties and talking with someone unconnected to your or your family can be helpful. I have worked with all age groups and have experience with a wide range of issues. These include (but are not limited to): couples and relationships; family difficulties; children and their wide range of issues; parenting; depression and anxiety; loss, tauma and grief; substance abuse recovery; anger management, loss of control and domestic violence issues. If you are in need of experience, give me a call.
I have many years experience working with and helping people find solutions to their problems. We all experience difficulties and talking with someone unconnected to your or your family can be helpful. I have worked with all age groups and have experience with a wide range of issues. These include (but are not limited to): couples and relationships; family difficulties; children and their wide range of issues; parenting; depression and anxiety; loss, tauma and grief; substance abuse recovery; anger management, loss of control and domestic violence issues. If you are in need of experience, give me a call.
(760) 621-3863 View (760) 621-3863
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My Deliverance is Freedom LCSW, inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I understand the importance of beginning therapy by creating an atmosphere of warmth and trust. My approach is collaborative and my primary focus is to help you achieve your goals, discover your strengths and improve your relationships. I utilize different treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral, solution focused and Gestault Play Therapy. I'm passionate about working with individuals and look forward to potentially partnering with you on this journey of becoming the person you want to be – and to respect and care for the person you already have become!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I understand the importance of beginning therapy by creating an atmosphere of warmth and trust. My approach is collaborative and my primary focus is to help you achieve your goals, discover your strengths and improve your relationships. I utilize different treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral, solution focused and Gestault Play Therapy. I'm passionate about working with individuals and look forward to potentially partnering with you on this journey of becoming the person you want to be – and to respect and care for the person you already have become!
(760) 428-1757 View (760) 428-1757
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Angela Golden
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients, telehealth only. I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker. I am here to provide guidance, support, and to assist you in developing a plan to overcome any barriers in your life. I have experience working with families in crisis, including substance abuse, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, family conflict, and neglect. I utilize strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused approaches. I currently have limited openings on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
I am currently accepting new clients, telehealth only. I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker. I am here to provide guidance, support, and to assist you in developing a plan to overcome any barriers in your life. I have experience working with families in crisis, including substance abuse, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, family conflict, and neglect. I utilize strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused approaches. I currently have limited openings on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
(760) 523-2140 View (760) 523-2140
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Shannon R Novoa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Shannon Novoa, is a board certified LMFT from Apple Valley, California. Who works with clients to un-complicate the complicated and provides care for patients who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, communication struggles, self-esteems issues and people wanting to unlearn bad habits and change their mindsets. Shannon studied at Brandman University, where she obtained a Masters in Psychology. She's also worked in community health for 5 years, where she established her mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, self-awareness strategies, and being able to identify triggers. She would like clients to feel in control.
Shannon Novoa, is a board certified LMFT from Apple Valley, California. Who works with clients to un-complicate the complicated and provides care for patients who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, communication struggles, self-esteems issues and people wanting to unlearn bad habits and change their mindsets. Shannon studied at Brandman University, where she obtained a Masters in Psychology. She's also worked in community health for 5 years, where she established her mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, self-awareness strategies, and being able to identify triggers. She would like clients to feel in control.
(442) 250-1681 View (442) 250-1681

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92307

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 92307 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
73% Coping Skills
61% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Optum

How Therapists in 92307 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92307?

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.