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Joan Willicombe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Change happens all the time, big and small. Sometimes it's unexpected , and sometimes you make it happen. It can be challenging, exciting, and worth living for; at the same time, it can be scary and upsetting. Losing everyday predictability can lead to uncomfortable feelings. And yet, we're always growing and moving from one set of challenges to another; from child to adult to parent; from family life to an empty nest or being alone; from one job to another, or from active career to retirement; from being single to being committed to another, or from commitment to independence.
Change happens all the time, big and small. Sometimes it's unexpected , and sometimes you make it happen. It can be challenging, exciting, and worth living for; at the same time, it can be scary and upsetting. Losing everyday predictability can lead to uncomfortable feelings. And yet, we're always growing and moving from one set of challenges to another; from child to adult to parent; from family life to an empty nest or being alone; from one job to another, or from active career to retirement; from being single to being committed to another, or from commitment to independence.
(805) 619-5684 View (805) 619-5684
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Jacqueline Sarah Robertson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PATP, EMDR
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Change is ready for you. Do you find yourself battling burnout, anxiety, or depression? Are you feeling trapped or besieged by overwhelming emotions? If you're yearning for a shift in your life, CHANGE is possible. I specialize in guiding individuals through transformative journeys, helping them break free from limiting patterns and heal past wounds that hinder their path to fulfillment. In my therapy sessions, you'll find a safe haven—a space free of judgment and filled with compassion. Together, we'll unravel the layers of your being, unearth hidden truths, and cultivate new coping mechanisms. Your authentic self awaits you.
Change is ready for you. Do you find yourself battling burnout, anxiety, or depression? Are you feeling trapped or besieged by overwhelming emotions? If you're yearning for a shift in your life, CHANGE is possible. I specialize in guiding individuals through transformative journeys, helping them break free from limiting patterns and heal past wounds that hinder their path to fulfillment. In my therapy sessions, you'll find a safe haven—a space free of judgment and filled with compassion. Together, we'll unravel the layers of your being, unearth hidden truths, and cultivate new coping mechanisms. Your authentic self awaits you.
(805) 991-0685 View (805) 991-0685
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Charles Eckhart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I think "being human" can be quite a mess sometimes, and relational psychotherapy can be a big help along the way. I work with people from a variety of backgrounds who have varied concerns that bring them to psychotherapy. Most enter therapy because their circumstances, temperament, and awareness has pushed them to a point where they want help. Often folks are not quite sure how they got here, but they know things need to be sorted through. I've been in practice 15+ years and also have extensive experience teaching, writing, and lecturing to doctoral students and post-grad therapists. I'd be happy to see if I can be helpful to you.
I think "being human" can be quite a mess sometimes, and relational psychotherapy can be a big help along the way. I work with people from a variety of backgrounds who have varied concerns that bring them to psychotherapy. Most enter therapy because their circumstances, temperament, and awareness has pushed them to a point where they want help. Often folks are not quite sure how they got here, but they know things need to be sorted through. I've been in practice 15+ years and also have extensive experience teaching, writing, and lecturing to doctoral students and post-grad therapists. I'd be happy to see if I can be helpful to you.
(805) 892-6505 View (805) 892-6505
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Crystal C Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Whether you're struggling with work, relationships or life changes our time together can alleviate confusion and suffering. You may be struggling with trauma triggers, family of origin patterns, or social and cultural pressures. Sometimes life is simply uncertain and overwhelming. You can create a life of intention and authenticity moving beyond unconscious reactions to insight and meaning. You will be in a safe place to honestly tend to your feelings and needs. I work holistically and respect you as a whole person who is uniquely coping with what has happened to you.
Whether you're struggling with work, relationships or life changes our time together can alleviate confusion and suffering. You may be struggling with trauma triggers, family of origin patterns, or social and cultural pressures. Sometimes life is simply uncertain and overwhelming. You can create a life of intention and authenticity moving beyond unconscious reactions to insight and meaning. You will be in a safe place to honestly tend to your feelings and needs. I work holistically and respect you as a whole person who is uniquely coping with what has happened to you.
(805) 243-2057 View (805) 243-2057
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Mary Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My name is Mary, (MA, LMFT) I am originally from Santa Barbara, California. I am a trained therapist focused in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy, although I utilize a very person-centered approach when it comes to modifying treatment based on the needs of the client. I utilize an integrative approach that focuses heavily on the individual strengths of the person. I like to focus on what is important for the client in terms of treatment goals and tailor my approach to their personal needs.
My name is Mary, (MA, LMFT) I am originally from Santa Barbara, California. I am a trained therapist focused in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy, although I utilize a very person-centered approach when it comes to modifying treatment based on the needs of the client. I utilize an integrative approach that focuses heavily on the individual strengths of the person. I like to focus on what is important for the client in terms of treatment goals and tailor my approach to their personal needs.
(805) 800-8779 View (805) 800-8779
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Lauren Cumberbatch - Accelerated EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Accelerated focused healing! As a Certified EMDR therapist and EMDR consultant-in-training, I offer evidence-based therapy for clients and training for therapists. As a relational and attachment informed trauma therapist, I provide compassionate, warm, and intelligent therapy, and I’m here to support you on your journey to healing. My passion is utilizing the powerful benefits of Accelerated EMDR with clients who are ready to live without disturbing clinical symptoms. Using EMDR therapy we create a plan together to establish and accomplish goals, and provide tools for life’s successes, changes, and challenges.
Accelerated focused healing! As a Certified EMDR therapist and EMDR consultant-in-training, I offer evidence-based therapy for clients and training for therapists. As a relational and attachment informed trauma therapist, I provide compassionate, warm, and intelligent therapy, and I’m here to support you on your journey to healing. My passion is utilizing the powerful benefits of Accelerated EMDR with clients who are ready to live without disturbing clinical symptoms. Using EMDR therapy we create a plan together to establish and accomplish goals, and provide tools for life’s successes, changes, and challenges.
(805) 883-6271 View (805) 883-6271
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Dana Bryon Staub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck? Do you find yourself repeating negative patterns? Do you want to make positive changes within yourself and your relationships? I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which we together determine what you need. Years of experience contribute to my ability to create a safe space that will encourage deep exploration into understanding your emotional concerns. Often after completing the therapeutic process, many come to discover that they have more choices in their lives and report feeling more optimistic and alive.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck? Do you find yourself repeating negative patterns? Do you want to make positive changes within yourself and your relationships? I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which we together determine what you need. Years of experience contribute to my ability to create a safe space that will encourage deep exploration into understanding your emotional concerns. Often after completing the therapeutic process, many come to discover that they have more choices in their lives and report feeling more optimistic and alive.
(424) 294-8863 View (424) 294-8863
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Janus Community Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
If you are looking for help with your own stressors and challenges or in your relationships, our team of skilled and thoughtful practicum psychotherapists are available to meet with patients looking to meet virtually or in-person for exemplary therapeutic support.
If you are looking for help with your own stressors and challenges or in your relationships, our team of skilled and thoughtful practicum psychotherapists are available to meet with patients looking to meet virtually or in-person for exemplary therapeutic support.
(805) 500-2829 View (805) 500-2829
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Alex Ashley Ayres
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105  (Online Only)
I have been licensed in California for 1 year and have 8 years of working experience in the mental health field. I have worked with adults facing a wide range of mental health diagnosis and challenges during that time including stress and anxiety, sleeping disorders, struggles with life changes. My overall style is to use gentle encouragement mixed with psycho education and person centered tailoring to meet your unique and specific needs.
I have been licensed in California for 1 year and have 8 years of working experience in the mental health field. I have worked with adults facing a wide range of mental health diagnosis and challenges during that time including stress and anxiety, sleeping disorders, struggles with life changes. My overall style is to use gentle encouragement mixed with psycho education and person centered tailoring to meet your unique and specific needs.
(805) 619-5189 View (805) 619-5189
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Jean Palmer-Daley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Waitlist for new clients
As a Jungian analyst I have had the privilege of assisting adults in their healing processes. Healing and true psychological change come from finding one's own truth and true nature. Whether your symptoms take the form of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-destructive behaviors or problems within your family, breakthroughs can take place in a safe, confidential, and trusting environment. "If you give a person a fish they eat a meal; if you teach them to fish they eat for a lifetime." Understanding that Jungian analysis is a long process I offer a fee based on the individual's ability to pay and sustain the work.
As a Jungian analyst I have had the privilege of assisting adults in their healing processes. Healing and true psychological change come from finding one's own truth and true nature. Whether your symptoms take the form of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-destructive behaviors or problems within your family, breakthroughs can take place in a safe, confidential, and trusting environment. "If you give a person a fish they eat a meal; if you teach them to fish they eat for a lifetime." Understanding that Jungian analysis is a long process I offer a fee based on the individual's ability to pay and sustain the work.
(805) 467-7235 View (805) 467-7235
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Revel Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
-- I Provide Telephone Therapy & Videoconference Sessions -- I work best with motivated adults who are committed to working on clearly identified psychological and relationship problems. My clients have tried to solve issues on their own but eventually recognize a need for professional assistance. They realize that therapists have no magical quick cures and that treatment takes courage, persistence and risk-taking. My clients learn that seeking help is a strength, not a weakness. They develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and make lasting gains. I honor each one.
-- I Provide Telephone Therapy & Videoconference Sessions -- I work best with motivated adults who are committed to working on clearly identified psychological and relationship problems. My clients have tried to solve issues on their own but eventually recognize a need for professional assistance. They realize that therapists have no magical quick cures and that treatment takes courage, persistence and risk-taking. My clients learn that seeking help is a strength, not a weakness. They develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and make lasting gains. I honor each one.
(805) 980-7969 View (805) 980-7969
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Oksana Yakushko
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Not accepting new clients
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain a greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My work is suited for individuals seeking deeper insights, meaning, and relational changes toward greater engaging with themselves, others, and the world. I especially work with concerns related to life changes and transitions, losses, entrenched symptoms or habits, sexuality, creativity, and generational or present-day trauma. Я працюю з українцями з діаспори та новими іммігрантами.
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain a greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My work is suited for individuals seeking deeper insights, meaning, and relational changes toward greater engaging with themselves, others, and the world. I especially work with concerns related to life changes and transitions, losses, entrenched symptoms or habits, sexuality, creativity, and generational or present-day trauma. Я працюю з українцями з діаспори та новими іммігрантами.
(805) 360-5526 View (805) 360-5526
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Jessica Roy
Psychological Associate
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I work with individuals and couples who are interested in being supported as they navigate the complexities and challenges of life: anxiety, depression, identity concerns, grief and loss, parenthood, relationship issues – I view therapeutic work as an invitation to turn towards the areas of our lives that are calling to us for some attention. Sometimes this means the challenging, confusing, painful, and mysterious parts of life. Other times it may mean exploring our connection to sense of self, our desires, creativity, and vitality. Therapy helps us to consider where we would like to grow, change, and heal.
I work with individuals and couples who are interested in being supported as they navigate the complexities and challenges of life: anxiety, depression, identity concerns, grief and loss, parenthood, relationship issues – I view therapeutic work as an invitation to turn towards the areas of our lives that are calling to us for some attention. Sometimes this means the challenging, confusing, painful, and mysterious parts of life. Other times it may mean exploring our connection to sense of self, our desires, creativity, and vitality. Therapy helps us to consider where we would like to grow, change, and heal.
(805) 250-4330 View (805) 250-4330
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Daniel Lee Spach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
As your therapist, I strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
As your therapist, I strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
(805) 232-7885 View (805) 232-7885
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Kathryn (Katie) Pazan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Waitlist for new clients
The experience of psychotherapy can be transformative for individuals and families of all ages and stages of life. I hope to provide a safe space for you to learn, heal, and grow while processing issues or challenges that are significant to you. I will support you in embracing compassion and acceptance for yourself in the midst of your life journey, so you can lead a joyful, productive, and meaningful life. In addition to working with adults, I am passionate about working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I believe a collaborative, systemic approach is essential for change.
The experience of psychotherapy can be transformative for individuals and families of all ages and stages of life. I hope to provide a safe space for you to learn, heal, and grow while processing issues or challenges that are significant to you. I will support you in embracing compassion and acceptance for yourself in the midst of your life journey, so you can lead a joyful, productive, and meaningful life. In addition to working with adults, I am passionate about working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I believe a collaborative, systemic approach is essential for change.
(805) 600-3274 View (805) 600-3274
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Emily Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in a situation or a circumstance that is keeping you from living a whole and healthy life? Whether it was something recent, something that happened a short while ago, or something you have carried your whole life, you keep thinking about this thing or feeling it in your body. It is impacting your daily life, keeping you trapped in old patterns that are no longer serving you, and you would like to heal that part of you and move forward. By being here on this page, you have already taken a step in your healing journey. How about taking one more brave step to reach out and begin a conversation with me?
Are you feeling stuck in a situation or a circumstance that is keeping you from living a whole and healthy life? Whether it was something recent, something that happened a short while ago, or something you have carried your whole life, you keep thinking about this thing or feeling it in your body. It is impacting your daily life, keeping you trapped in old patterns that are no longer serving you, and you would like to heal that part of you and move forward. By being here on this page, you have already taken a step in your healing journey. How about taking one more brave step to reach out and begin a conversation with me?
(805) 386-9859 View (805) 386-9859
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Susan Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Every person has intrinsic value and worth- which is vitally important to remember when exploring one's personal journey. At times we forget and need gentle reminding. Having a skilled clinician to help shine a light on things that need attention or adjustment, sets us up for more of what we really want and need in life. Each person also holds a personal narrative, which contributes in shaping relationships and life choices, as well as contributes to problematic patterns and habits. Seeking support for a more fulfilling life and the restoration of what matters most, is nothing less than heroic. Call for a complimentary intake.
Every person has intrinsic value and worth- which is vitally important to remember when exploring one's personal journey. At times we forget and need gentle reminding. Having a skilled clinician to help shine a light on things that need attention or adjustment, sets us up for more of what we really want and need in life. Each person also holds a personal narrative, which contributes in shaping relationships and life choices, as well as contributes to problematic patterns and habits. Seeking support for a more fulfilling life and the restoration of what matters most, is nothing less than heroic. Call for a complimentary intake.
(805) 590-8084 View (805) 590-8084
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Rebecca Brewster
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
At any age, life can become overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Whatever pain or suffering that brought you here today, I am ready to work with you on finding a way through the muddiness of your life’s obstacles. I work from a depth-oriented Somatic psychotherapy lens and believe that you hold the answers that need to be uncovered. We will work with the nervous system and understand how the body, emotions, and brain interact.
At any age, life can become overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Whatever pain or suffering that brought you here today, I am ready to work with you on finding a way through the muddiness of your life’s obstacles. I work from a depth-oriented Somatic psychotherapy lens and believe that you hold the answers that need to be uncovered. We will work with the nervous system and understand how the body, emotions, and brain interact.
(805) 514-2654 View (805) 514-2654
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Lauren Cullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105  (Online Only)
I invite anyone who is struggling or looking for betterment to join me in a healing journey to reconnect and get back to the best version of themselves. Regardless of the issues at hand, all are welcome to seek out and be supported in a safe space. My foundational therapeutic principles are based upon vulnerability, warmth, kindness, and authenticity, which focuses on support, validation, and empathy. From there I work collaboratively with clients to explore the issues at hand and create goals and new skill sets to work towards successful healing and fulfillment.
I invite anyone who is struggling or looking for betterment to join me in a healing journey to reconnect and get back to the best version of themselves. Regardless of the issues at hand, all are welcome to seek out and be supported in a safe space. My foundational therapeutic principles are based upon vulnerability, warmth, kindness, and authenticity, which focuses on support, validation, and empathy. From there I work collaboratively with clients to explore the issues at hand and create goals and new skill sets to work towards successful healing and fulfillment.
(805) 567-7318 View (805) 567-7318
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Justine E Andersen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
My ideal client is someone who acknowledges their approach towards challenges is no longer working for them, and wants to change. This could be a couple, struggling with communication and wondering why the same fight happens over and over. This could also be an individual who can't seem to get out of their own way and struggling to understand themself. This may also be a parent having issues with overwhelm and frustration. People behave in ways that keep them disconnected from themselves and others, and I am here to assist you in clearing the debris of your past, so you can face the present and future fearlessly.
My ideal client is someone who acknowledges their approach towards challenges is no longer working for them, and wants to change. This could be a couple, struggling with communication and wondering why the same fight happens over and over. This could also be an individual who can't seem to get out of their own way and struggling to understand themself. This may also be a parent having issues with overwhelm and frustration. People behave in ways that keep them disconnected from themselves and others, and I am here to assist you in clearing the debris of your past, so you can face the present and future fearlessly.
(805) 386-9319 View (805) 386-9319

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93105

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 93105 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Other
49% Aetna
38% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 93105 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93105?

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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.