Therapists in 92835

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Stephanie Gast
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835  (Online Only)
Using an Attachment-based lens, I help folks understand & process family roles, relationship dynamics & survival mechanisms that no longer serve them. I specialize in supporting those struggling with anxiety, low-self esteem, emotional overwhelm, relationship issues, & other forms of inner child wounds. In order to feel safe & have our needs met, we may adopt behaviors such as conflict avoidance, people-pleasing, perfectionism, etc. Once needed to survive, as we get older, these protective mechanisms can cause states of depression/anxiety, stunt us from growing, & (unconsciously) recreate relationship patterns from our childhood.
Using an Attachment-based lens, I help folks understand & process family roles, relationship dynamics & survival mechanisms that no longer serve them. I specialize in supporting those struggling with anxiety, low-self esteem, emotional overwhelm, relationship issues, & other forms of inner child wounds. In order to feel safe & have our needs met, we may adopt behaviors such as conflict avoidance, people-pleasing, perfectionism, etc. Once needed to survive, as we get older, these protective mechanisms can cause states of depression/anxiety, stunt us from growing, & (unconsciously) recreate relationship patterns from our childhood.
(657) 214-3139 View (657) 214-3139
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Jacky Tse
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPhil, MSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835  (Online Only)
Life can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming but you are not alone and it is important to seek help to care for your mental health needs. Therapy can be the help you need and it is my pleasure to offer support at this challenging time. With more than 8 years of experience working with diverse populations including people with rare diseases and disabilities, AAPI populations, LGBTQIA individuals, families in crisis, youths and children, my therapeutic practice covers perfectionism, substance use disorder, anxiety and stress management. I hold Master of Philosophy from University of Cambridge and Master of Social Work from CSUSB.
Life can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming but you are not alone and it is important to seek help to care for your mental health needs. Therapy can be the help you need and it is my pleasure to offer support at this challenging time. With more than 8 years of experience working with diverse populations including people with rare diseases and disabilities, AAPI populations, LGBTQIA individuals, families in crisis, youths and children, my therapeutic practice covers perfectionism, substance use disorder, anxiety and stress management. I hold Master of Philosophy from University of Cambridge and Master of Social Work from CSUSB.
(714) 316-7056 View (714) 316-7056
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Mija Lee
Counselor, LPCC, NCC, MEd
Verified
Fullerton, CA 92835
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Mija Lee, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is passionate about helping my clients regain inner balance and control through life’s challenges and struggles. 안녕하세요. LPCC 이미자입니다. 저는 각 개인들의 필요에 맞는 다양한 증거기반 치료 기술들을 통합적으로 활용하고 있습니다. 특히 불안, 강박장애, 트라우마와 자녀 양육 문제, ADHD와 자폐 등 발달 문제를 가진 어린이, 청소년들과 그 가족들에게 오랜기간 비영리 클리닉과 학교 현장에서 체득한 경험과 기술로 그들이 자기 효능감을 회복하고 스스로 상황을 해결하는 방법을 강구할 수 있도록 돕고 있습니다. 또한 이민을 포함하여 가족 간의 갈등, 실패, 가까운 이를 잃는 등 삶의 큰 고난을 겪고 난 후 뒤따르는 우울감과 상실감 등을 속 깊이 터놓을 수 있는 트라우마 치료를 통해 ‘외상 후 성장’이 될 수 있도록 인도하고 있습니다.
My name is Mija Lee, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is passionate about helping my clients regain inner balance and control through life’s challenges and struggles. 안녕하세요. LPCC 이미자입니다. 저는 각 개인들의 필요에 맞는 다양한 증거기반 치료 기술들을 통합적으로 활용하고 있습니다. 특히 불안, 강박장애, 트라우마와 자녀 양육 문제, ADHD와 자폐 등 발달 문제를 가진 어린이, 청소년들과 그 가족들에게 오랜기간 비영리 클리닉과 학교 현장에서 체득한 경험과 기술로 그들이 자기 효능감을 회복하고 스스로 상황을 해결하는 방법을 강구할 수 있도록 돕고 있습니다. 또한 이민을 포함하여 가족 간의 갈등, 실패, 가까운 이를 잃는 등 삶의 큰 고난을 겪고 난 후 뒤따르는 우울감과 상실감 등을 속 깊이 터놓을 수 있는 트라우마 치료를 통해 ‘외상 후 성장’이 될 수 있도록 인도하고 있습니다.
(714) 617-7736 View (714) 617-7736
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Jacqueline Plante
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
Our relationships are a key part of what defines who - and how - we are in the world. In the therapy room, we can work on understanding how our core relationships shaped the way we move through experiences in our day to day. Understanding this helps to unlock true intimacy and connection in our relationships today, whether that is a marriage, in dating, with friends, our families, or even coworkers.
Our relationships are a key part of what defines who - and how - we are in the world. In the therapy room, we can work on understanding how our core relationships shaped the way we move through experiences in our day to day. Understanding this helps to unlock true intimacy and connection in our relationships today, whether that is a marriage, in dating, with friends, our families, or even coworkers.
(714) 598-2480 View (714) 598-2480
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Camille Helland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fullerton, CA 92835
I'm Camille Helland, a licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist who uses a warm, interactive counseling style with clients who are experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, behavioral issues, eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD. I use techniques including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectic Behavioral, Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR), Emotion-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology or Solution-Focused therapy methods. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you!
I'm Camille Helland, a licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist who uses a warm, interactive counseling style with clients who are experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, behavioral issues, eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD. I use techniques including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectic Behavioral, Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR), Emotion-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology or Solution-Focused therapy methods. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you!
(909) 248-2240 View (909) 248-2240
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Judy Yen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
Encountering many individuals, who lacked a strong support system, led me into the field of counseling and instilled in me a heart for healing. I am trained in EMDR, specializing in trauma and recovery. Additionally, I am Prepare and Enrich certified. I have completed Levels 1-2 Training in Gottman Couples Therapy and a Gottman Education Leader. I love supporting individuals, couples, adolescents, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, self-harm, low self-worth, bicultural identity, and life transitions.
Encountering many individuals, who lacked a strong support system, led me into the field of counseling and instilled in me a heart for healing. I am trained in EMDR, specializing in trauma and recovery. Additionally, I am Prepare and Enrich certified. I have completed Levels 1-2 Training in Gottman Couples Therapy and a Gottman Education Leader. I love supporting individuals, couples, adolescents, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, self-harm, low self-worth, bicultural identity, and life transitions.
(657) 212-4756 View (657) 212-4756
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Monique Valle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, QTAP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835  (Online Only)
Are you a highly sensitive teen, young adult, or in a relationship interested in exploring your identity in a neurodiverse-affirming space? If you're on a quest to understand your distinct self, navigate the complexities of your relationships, & find your place in a diverse world, you've discovered a compassionate companion. My practice is a haven for those who experience the world intensely, offering a nurturing environment to explore & honor your sensitivities, & intricacies. Together, we'll focus on building resilience, enhancing communication, & fostering authentic living, empowering you to embrace and celebrate your true self.
Are you a highly sensitive teen, young adult, or in a relationship interested in exploring your identity in a neurodiverse-affirming space? If you're on a quest to understand your distinct self, navigate the complexities of your relationships, & find your place in a diverse world, you've discovered a compassionate companion. My practice is a haven for those who experience the world intensely, offering a nurturing environment to explore & honor your sensitivities, & intricacies. Together, we'll focus on building resilience, enhancing communication, & fostering authentic living, empowering you to embrace and celebrate your true self.
(657) 214-7088 View (657) 214-7088
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Teriza Mekhail-Andreou
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
Life is dynamic and full of challenges, and sometimes we are presented with difficulties that we do not feel equipped to handle. Major life concerns, relationship issues, or old patterns can leave us feeling stuck, overwhelmed or uncertain about how to move forward. I have come to the belief that much of our unhappiness comes from "not knowing." When we lack information about how to have healthy relationships, how to cope with adversity, or how to survive and thrive in the world, it can lead us down paths we never intended to journey.
Life is dynamic and full of challenges, and sometimes we are presented with difficulties that we do not feel equipped to handle. Major life concerns, relationship issues, or old patterns can leave us feeling stuck, overwhelmed or uncertain about how to move forward. I have come to the belief that much of our unhappiness comes from "not knowing." When we lack information about how to have healthy relationships, how to cope with adversity, or how to survive and thrive in the world, it can lead us down paths we never intended to journey.
(714) 515-4090 View (714) 515-4090
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Katrina Sevilla
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
Hi, I'm Kat and I want to acknowledge this moment you are taking in support of your self-care. I support individuals through significant life changes, offering guidance and tools to help you confidently manage challenges that arise from relationship shifts, career transitions, health issues, mid-life changes, or loss. Thank you for prioritizing your mental health and I hope to help you along this journey.
Hi, I'm Kat and I want to acknowledge this moment you are taking in support of your self-care. I support individuals through significant life changes, offering guidance and tools to help you confidently manage challenges that arise from relationship shifts, career transitions, health issues, mid-life changes, or loss. Thank you for prioritizing your mental health and I hope to help you along this journey.
(657) 245-4027 View (657) 245-4027
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Sharon Kiel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Fullerton, CA 92835
How on earth do you choose from all these therapists? We must all start to sound alike! I recommend you call at least 3-5 of us, or email even more, and trust your gut feeling. It's important to help you feel emotionally safe with me, in order to share your struggles, so that you don't have to carry them alone anymore. I strive to help you get to the root of your pain, in order to heal it, rather than put a band aid on it. Many people seem to believe that they will have to carry the effects of prior trauma forever. I want you to know that is not the case. You CAN heal.
How on earth do you choose from all these therapists? We must all start to sound alike! I recommend you call at least 3-5 of us, or email even more, and trust your gut feeling. It's important to help you feel emotionally safe with me, in order to share your struggles, so that you don't have to carry them alone anymore. I strive to help you get to the root of your pain, in order to heal it, rather than put a band aid on it. Many people seem to believe that they will have to carry the effects of prior trauma forever. I want you to know that is not the case. You CAN heal.
(714) 794-5972 View (714) 794-5972
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Sylvia Boden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fullerton, CA 92835  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Experienced in the treatment of stage of life changes (e.g. divorce, empty-nesters, retirees, aging, grief/loss), anxiety, depression, caregiver stress/compassion fatigue and chronic pain. Although many factors affect quality of life, I emphasize that my client's health, both mental and physical, is their cornerstone to a long and healthy life.
Experienced in the treatment of stage of life changes (e.g. divorce, empty-nesters, retirees, aging, grief/loss), anxiety, depression, caregiver stress/compassion fatigue and chronic pain. Although many factors affect quality of life, I emphasize that my client's health, both mental and physical, is their cornerstone to a long and healthy life.
(714) 294-2815 View (714) 294-2815
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Krista Hill
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
How we see ourselves can play a large role in our mental health. Through an affirming approach, I focus on helping individuals explore their various identities (racial, gender, religious, romantic, etc.). Similarly, I work with clients who struggle with how they see themselves physically such as low self-esteem and poor body image. Additionally, I focus on helping clients process the curveballs thrown at us otherwise known as life transitions. I also offer space to explore grief and loss in various aspects of life, including physical loss/death of loved ones, as well as emotional loss, romantic loss, aspirational loss, etc.
How we see ourselves can play a large role in our mental health. Through an affirming approach, I focus on helping individuals explore their various identities (racial, gender, religious, romantic, etc.). Similarly, I work with clients who struggle with how they see themselves physically such as low self-esteem and poor body image. Additionally, I focus on helping clients process the curveballs thrown at us otherwise known as life transitions. I also offer space to explore grief and loss in various aspects of life, including physical loss/death of loved ones, as well as emotional loss, romantic loss, aspirational loss, etc.
(714) 477-0553 View (714) 477-0553
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Melissa Ann Dias
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Fullerton, CA 92835
I am very passionate about getting results for my clients, I love my job! The ideal client for me is one who will be an active participant in the therapy process. I am definitely a therapist who will be interactive, and we will work together to achieve your goals. My areas of expertise include anxiety, marriage and infidelity issues and past trauma. I am trained in EMDR. I have been in practice over 25 years and have dealt with a wide variety of issues. My favorite part of being a therapist is building intimate relationships with my clients based on trust and mutual respect.
I am very passionate about getting results for my clients, I love my job! The ideal client for me is one who will be an active participant in the therapy process. I am definitely a therapist who will be interactive, and we will work together to achieve your goals. My areas of expertise include anxiety, marriage and infidelity issues and past trauma. I am trained in EMDR. I have been in practice over 25 years and have dealt with a wide variety of issues. My favorite part of being a therapist is building intimate relationships with my clients based on trust and mutual respect.
(714) 677-8120 View (714) 677-8120
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Gather and Grow OC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
Gather and Grow OC is excited to serve the mental health needs (and support mental health flourishing) in the Orange County area! We believe in community and seek to create a healthier place to live alongside offering a healthier place to heal. We're looking to work with clients who are ready to step up, dive deep and do the work of finding their happiest and most authentic selves in supportive therapeutic relationships. At Gather and Grow OC you'll find clear and quick communication, a safe space to do the work and a team of clinicians ready to meet you where you are!
Gather and Grow OC is excited to serve the mental health needs (and support mental health flourishing) in the Orange County area! We believe in community and seek to create a healthier place to live alongside offering a healthier place to heal. We're looking to work with clients who are ready to step up, dive deep and do the work of finding their happiest and most authentic selves in supportive therapeutic relationships. At Gather and Grow OC you'll find clear and quick communication, a safe space to do the work and a team of clinicians ready to meet you where you are!
(657) 243-8069 View (657) 243-8069
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Ashley Siemens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
Often, when experiencing difficulties in life and relationships, it is the stories we tell ourselves and the conclusions we make that bring us the most pain. These false and biased conclusions inhibit our ability to effectively cope and commit to a better way of functioning. I believe that each client is the expert on themselves and consider our work together a collaborative process to learn, understand, grow, and heal. I approach each client with empathy and respect as they maneuver new ways of thinking and feeling.
Often, when experiencing difficulties in life and relationships, it is the stories we tell ourselves and the conclusions we make that bring us the most pain. These false and biased conclusions inhibit our ability to effectively cope and commit to a better way of functioning. I believe that each client is the expert on themselves and consider our work together a collaborative process to learn, understand, grow, and heal. I approach each client with empathy and respect as they maneuver new ways of thinking and feeling.
(718) 568-7634 View (718) 568-7634
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Jonathan Oh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
In the midst of everything going on in the world, everyone needs a safe space to process and explore. My desire is to walk along side every person who comes into my office and provide a safe, judgment free space to explore their story and pain; with a compassionate and empathetic therapist.
In the midst of everything going on in the world, everyone needs a safe space to process and explore. My desire is to walk along side every person who comes into my office and provide a safe, judgment free space to explore their story and pain; with a compassionate and empathetic therapist.
(714) 462-8658 View (714) 462-8658
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Stacey Gerhart
Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835  (Online Only)
I am a strong believer in the saying “change is inevitable; growth is optional”. We can count on shifting seasons. You can build resilience and learn to thrive in the peaks and valleys. You can break free of unhealthy coping patterns. You can create new thoughts and behaviors that work for you and your relationships. We all desire a safe space to feel known. It brings me joy to walk alongside adults, children, families, and couples through life’s greatest challenges. To help them feel heard, to locate their inner strength to achieve their goals.
I am a strong believer in the saying “change is inevitable; growth is optional”. We can count on shifting seasons. You can build resilience and learn to thrive in the peaks and valleys. You can break free of unhealthy coping patterns. You can create new thoughts and behaviors that work for you and your relationships. We all desire a safe space to feel known. It brings me joy to walk alongside adults, children, families, and couples through life’s greatest challenges. To help them feel heard, to locate their inner strength to achieve their goals.
(714) 364-8322 View (714) 364-8322
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John Bellone
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
I am a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist specializing in assessing adults with concerns about their memory and other cognitive abilities. Although my clinical interests are broad, I am particularly passionate about reducing risk for cognitive decline and improving overall health through lifestyle modification. I have lectured extensively on the power that exercise, healthy diet, quality sleep, psychological well-being, and staying cognitively and socially active have on maintaining/improving cognitive functioning both now and as we age.
I am a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist specializing in assessing adults with concerns about their memory and other cognitive abilities. Although my clinical interests are broad, I am particularly passionate about reducing risk for cognitive decline and improving overall health through lifestyle modification. I have lectured extensively on the power that exercise, healthy diet, quality sleep, psychological well-being, and staying cognitively and socially active have on maintaining/improving cognitive functioning both now and as we age.
(657) 221-1088 View (657) 221-1088
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Kenia Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fullerton, CA 92835
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine in 2012, and my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in MFT from Pepperdine University in 2015.
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine in 2012, and my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in MFT from Pepperdine University in 2015.
(707) 244-7157 View (707) 244-7157
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Karley White
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
Do you ever feel like you don’t know yourself? Like you’re stuck in a pattern of thoughts and behaviors that don’t align with who you want to be? My job is to help you discover yourself, move beyond shame, make peace with your imperfections, and create a more authentic way of living. I believe growth is best cultivated through curiosity, compassion, and collaboration. You are the author of your life story. I am the copy editor guiding you through a journey of exploration, understanding, and acceptance. I will encourage you to reflect on your values, relationships, behaviors, and aspirations to find what feels the most like you.
Do you ever feel like you don’t know yourself? Like you’re stuck in a pattern of thoughts and behaviors that don’t align with who you want to be? My job is to help you discover yourself, move beyond shame, make peace with your imperfections, and create a more authentic way of living. I believe growth is best cultivated through curiosity, compassion, and collaboration. You are the author of your life story. I am the copy editor guiding you through a journey of exploration, understanding, and acceptance. I will encourage you to reflect on your values, relationships, behaviors, and aspirations to find what feels the most like you.
(657) 301-4063 View (657) 301-4063

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Number of Therapists in 92835

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 92835 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Grief
75% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Self Esteem
58% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92835 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92835?

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.