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Lilly Tam
EdD, CHT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Have a love-hate relationship with your job? Your co-workers? Anxiety and stress with quarterly reviews? Overworked from meeting quotas? Perfectionist tendencies? Difficulty transitioning from work to home? Work-Family Integration, hate to go home, but need to go home? Conflict resolution. Work-life Balance. Imposter syndrome, Limerence, and relationships with colleagues. Work with the voices of your Inner critic, to build confidence to reach your goals and find peace through Inquiry-based Therapeutic Meditations, Hypnotherapy, Self-hypnosis and Coaching. Corporate teams or Private 1x1 with access to office hours.
Have a love-hate relationship with your job? Your co-workers? Anxiety and stress with quarterly reviews? Overworked from meeting quotas? Perfectionist tendencies? Difficulty transitioning from work to home? Work-Family Integration, hate to go home, but need to go home? Conflict resolution. Work-life Balance. Imposter syndrome, Limerence, and relationships with colleagues. Work with the voices of your Inner critic, to build confidence to reach your goals and find peace through Inquiry-based Therapeutic Meditations, Hypnotherapy, Self-hypnosis and Coaching. Corporate teams or Private 1x1 with access to office hours.
(805) 394-3322 View (805) 394-3322
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Colleen Koch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Montecito, CA 93108
I work to create a safe environment for my clients to be seen and to better know themselves. I offer a holistic, individualized approach to therapy, and strongly believe that each person holds the answers to their own wellbeing. I am passionate about supporting women and their partners while working through fertility issues. I have also focused on empowering teenage girls that are struggling with self-esteem issues. In addition to psychodynamic therapy, I am trained in mindfulness meditation and somatic experiencing (SE) as well as EMDR with the Parnell Institute.
I work to create a safe environment for my clients to be seen and to better know themselves. I offer a holistic, individualized approach to therapy, and strongly believe that each person holds the answers to their own wellbeing. I am passionate about supporting women and their partners while working through fertility issues. I have also focused on empowering teenage girls that are struggling with self-esteem issues. In addition to psychodynamic therapy, I am trained in mindfulness meditation and somatic experiencing (SE) as well as EMDR with the Parnell Institute.
(323) 905-7265 View (323) 905-7265
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Anne Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
As your therapist: I am curious, even intrigued, by your life. I am invested in your maintaining emotional stability and finding success in relationships and work. I support you as you make better choices – the most challenging phase of therapy. I offer true confidentiality and keep all records private. As my client: YOU bring to the session the concerns we discuss each week. We talk about tough issues when YOU are ready. YOU help me understand what old patterns brought you to therapy. YOU decide what changes you are willing to make. In essence, your commitment guarantees a great outcome.
As your therapist: I am curious, even intrigued, by your life. I am invested in your maintaining emotional stability and finding success in relationships and work. I support you as you make better choices – the most challenging phase of therapy. I offer true confidentiality and keep all records private. As my client: YOU bring to the session the concerns we discuss each week. We talk about tough issues when YOU are ready. YOU help me understand what old patterns brought you to therapy. YOU decide what changes you are willing to make. In essence, your commitment guarantees a great outcome.
(805) 332-4707 View (805) 332-4707
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Brandi McCallister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montecito, CA 93108  (Online Only)
I believe therapy to be a powerful process by which individuals can examine patterns of behaviors. My role as a therapist is to offer an emotionally safe and supportive environment where this process can unfold. For the past 20 years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings.
I believe therapy to be a powerful process by which individuals can examine patterns of behaviors. My role as a therapist is to offer an emotionally safe and supportive environment where this process can unfold. For the past 20 years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings.
(424) 231-6569 View (424) 231-6569
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Jack May
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CAMF, CSAT
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93108  (Online Only)
My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the belief that each individual possesses the strength to overcome their challenges. In my practice, I blend cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution-focused strategies, and emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to support those dealing with sex addiction and anger management in a non-judgmental environment. Emphasizing empathy, integrity, and professionalism, I offer guidance and hope. I'm committed to navigating personal challenges and fostering resilience and well-being with you. Together, we'll pursue healing, self-discovery, and a fulfilling life, ensuring you feel supported.
My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the belief that each individual possesses the strength to overcome their challenges. In my practice, I blend cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution-focused strategies, and emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to support those dealing with sex addiction and anger management in a non-judgmental environment. Emphasizing empathy, integrity, and professionalism, I offer guidance and hope. I'm committed to navigating personal challenges and fostering resilience and well-being with you. Together, we'll pursue healing, self-discovery, and a fulfilling life, ensuring you feel supported.
(805) 243-1170 View (805) 243-1170
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Teagan Manny
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93108  (Online Only)
Sessions are 100% virtual, anywhere in California. There are points in our life when we can feel burnt out, lost, stuck and could use an objective person to help us through these tough times. Whether you're facing the chaos of adulthood, seeking clarity, or simply craving a supportive space; you don't have to do it alone. I help others navigate challenges related to anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, relationship issues, self-esteem/exploration, and life transitions. I am dedicated to tailoring my approach to meet the specific needs of each client, recognizing the importance of individualized care in promoting lasting change.
Sessions are 100% virtual, anywhere in California. There are points in our life when we can feel burnt out, lost, stuck and could use an objective person to help us through these tough times. Whether you're facing the chaos of adulthood, seeking clarity, or simply craving a supportive space; you don't have to do it alone. I help others navigate challenges related to anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, relationship issues, self-esteem/exploration, and life transitions. I am dedicated to tailoring my approach to meet the specific needs of each client, recognizing the importance of individualized care in promoting lasting change.
(805) 360-6478 View (805) 360-6478
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Natalie Guerra-Crowe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montecito, CA 93108  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a helpful and beautiful transforming tool. My primary goal is to create a space for you to feel safe to share whatever you need in our sessions. It is your time, and I am here to help guide you and work with you. You are the expert in your story, and together, we will work hard to find solutions and peace. I specialize in working with teens and young adults but have clients of all ages. I also specialize in OCD, trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), ADHD, and anxiety. Seeing all clients residing in CA via telehealth.
Therapy can be a helpful and beautiful transforming tool. My primary goal is to create a space for you to feel safe to share whatever you need in our sessions. It is your time, and I am here to help guide you and work with you. You are the expert in your story, and together, we will work hard to find solutions and peace. I specialize in working with teens and young adults but have clients of all ages. I also specialize in OCD, trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), ADHD, and anxiety. Seeing all clients residing in CA via telehealth.
(805) 600-3902 View (805) 600-3902
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Debra Dalton Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating OCD and Anxiety related disorders. For over six years I worked with hundreds of clients with OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Compulsive Skin Picking and Hair Pulling (BFRB's) with the OCD Center of Los Angeles. For OCD and Anxiety related disorders I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention, Mindfulness Training and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. For BFRB's, therapies include Habit Reversal Training, the ComB Approach, Mindfulness and ACT. Every therapy I provide is supported by science and all the work I do with clients is collaborative.
I specialize in treating OCD and Anxiety related disorders. For over six years I worked with hundreds of clients with OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Compulsive Skin Picking and Hair Pulling (BFRB's) with the OCD Center of Los Angeles. For OCD and Anxiety related disorders I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention, Mindfulness Training and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. For BFRB's, therapies include Habit Reversal Training, the ComB Approach, Mindfulness and ACT. Every therapy I provide is supported by science and all the work I do with clients is collaborative.
(805) 874-5630 View (805) 874-5630
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Silvia Popa
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montecito, CA 93108
In a safe and serene space, I meet you where you are. I welcome individuals open to exploring their own deep wisdom, truth, and Inner Healer. Engaging in our own healing work can provide growth, transformation, or new states of consciousness. My approach to therapy is an eclectic, multicultural and individualized therapy for different issues-trauma, relationships, daily life stressors, transpersonal experiences, or whatever is needed for the stage of your life.
In a safe and serene space, I meet you where you are. I welcome individuals open to exploring their own deep wisdom, truth, and Inner Healer. Engaging in our own healing work can provide growth, transformation, or new states of consciousness. My approach to therapy is an eclectic, multicultural and individualized therapy for different issues-trauma, relationships, daily life stressors, transpersonal experiences, or whatever is needed for the stage of your life.
(805) 303-5503 View (805) 303-5503
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Eric Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Life can be incredibly painful, and at times we can find ourselves confused, lost, anxious, and seemingly alone. We cannot have a pain-free life, but there are ways of managing the issues in our lives that help us be more present, connected to our values, and fulfilled in that which we do. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, there are ways to respond to these so that we can move back toward the lives that we want to lead.
Life can be incredibly painful, and at times we can find ourselves confused, lost, anxious, and seemingly alone. We cannot have a pain-free life, but there are ways of managing the issues in our lives that help us be more present, connected to our values, and fulfilled in that which we do. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, there are ways to respond to these so that we can move back toward the lives that we want to lead.
(805) 330-3658 View (805) 330-3658
Photo of Andrea Kulberg, Psychologist in 93108, CA
Andrea Kulberg
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Monica, Goleta, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD, PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Monica, Goleta, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD, PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
(805) 301-6025 View (805) 301-6025
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John P. Souchak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
You’ve been trying to figure out where it all went wrong. “Was it my fault? Was it hers? Does it matter?” You had a loving marriage and a happy family. But things have changed. Those warm memories…the laughs, the hugs…they've been replaced with a disappearing pile of ashes. You want so desperately to turn back the clock, but you know that’s impossible. As you cry yourself to sleep again, all you can think about is the heartbroken look in your children’s eyes. “How will I explain to them what’s going on?” It’s agony to feel this way, and you’re not sure how much longer you can go on like this. You know something needs to change.
You’ve been trying to figure out where it all went wrong. “Was it my fault? Was it hers? Does it matter?” You had a loving marriage and a happy family. But things have changed. Those warm memories…the laughs, the hugs…they've been replaced with a disappearing pile of ashes. You want so desperately to turn back the clock, but you know that’s impossible. As you cry yourself to sleep again, all you can think about is the heartbroken look in your children’s eyes. “How will I explain to them what’s going on?” It’s agony to feel this way, and you’re not sure how much longer you can go on like this. You know something needs to change.
(805) 500-0478 View (805) 500-0478
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Find Your Center, A Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
We are here to help you heal and grow. We are genuine, real people who believe that actual, loving feedback is more useful than simply listening and repeating. That is why we partner concrete take-home skills with open, active listening. Our style incorporates humor and play. We tailor every single session to your unique needs. We want to be by your side, to listen, support, and challenge you every step of the way. You do not have do this alone. Together, we will discover untapped purpose, passion, clarity, and courage.
We are here to help you heal and grow. We are genuine, real people who believe that actual, loving feedback is more useful than simply listening and repeating. That is why we partner concrete take-home skills with open, active listening. Our style incorporates humor and play. We tailor every single session to your unique needs. We want to be by your side, to listen, support, and challenge you every step of the way. You do not have do this alone. Together, we will discover untapped purpose, passion, clarity, and courage.
(805) 424-5986 View (805) 424-5986
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Sonja Lindstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
(805) 946-1612 View (805) 946-1612
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Fiorella Chujutalli
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MS, RN, BSN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93108  (Online Only)
Are you tired of fighting with your partner and being misunderstood? Do you feel like you are trying your best but nothing seems to work? Do you miss the person you first fell in love with? These are all signs that you could benefit from couple’s therapy. I specialize in helping couples “speak the same language” so that they can better understand each other’s needs and grow closer together. I am also certified in pre-marital counseling and love to help couples go into marriage with the best chance of success.
Are you tired of fighting with your partner and being misunderstood? Do you feel like you are trying your best but nothing seems to work? Do you miss the person you first fell in love with? These are all signs that you could benefit from couple’s therapy. I specialize in helping couples “speak the same language” so that they can better understand each other’s needs and grow closer together. I am also certified in pre-marital counseling and love to help couples go into marriage with the best chance of success.
(951) 904-3072 View (951) 904-3072
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Capricorn Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93108  (Online Only)
Our Mission Capricorn Counseling Center’s mission is to provide the people of California quality and consistent mental health care services that is reachable, affordable, specialized, and socially conscious. Our Clinicians have openings and can accept you right away!
Our Mission Capricorn Counseling Center’s mission is to provide the people of California quality and consistent mental health care services that is reachable, affordable, specialized, and socially conscious. Our Clinicians have openings and can accept you right away!
(805) 273-8039 View (805) 273-8039
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Olivia Greenwald
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93108  (Online Only)
Are you feeling isolated, overwhelmed or worn down? Do you find your relationships stuck in the same patterns time and time again? As the expert of your own life, I believe that you hold the answers you're looking for, but might need some help drawing them to the surface. In our work together, we will move through difficult feelings and limiting beliefs that could be holding you back from the life you want. Taking the first step towards change takes courage, and I would be honored to walk with you!
Are you feeling isolated, overwhelmed or worn down? Do you find your relationships stuck in the same patterns time and time again? As the expert of your own life, I believe that you hold the answers you're looking for, but might need some help drawing them to the surface. In our work together, we will move through difficult feelings and limiting beliefs that could be holding you back from the life you want. Taking the first step towards change takes courage, and I would be honored to walk with you!
(760) 437-2861 View (760) 437-2861
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Mari Fullmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93108  (Online Only)
Are you looking to create a richer, more fulfilling life? Whether you're moving through one of life's many transitions, having relationship problems, feeling burnt-out in life, or suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or chronic illness, I have the experience and skills to join with you to explore the barriers that may be both hindering you as well as creating additional suffering in your experience. In therapy, I will support you to identify your strengths as well as to build new skills and behaviors to support your goals and to enhance your health and well-being. I see clients via telehealth in CA and MI.
Are you looking to create a richer, more fulfilling life? Whether you're moving through one of life's many transitions, having relationship problems, feeling burnt-out in life, or suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or chronic illness, I have the experience and skills to join with you to explore the barriers that may be both hindering you as well as creating additional suffering in your experience. In therapy, I will support you to identify your strengths as well as to build new skills and behaviors to support your goals and to enhance your health and well-being. I see clients via telehealth in CA and MI.
(805) 296-7512 View (805) 296-7512
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Jessica Higgins
Psychologist, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
With degrees in psychology, coaching certifications, and over 20 years of experience, Jessica offers you an integrative and comprehensive approach to achieve successful results. Her ultimate goal is to help people acquire the insight, learning, and practice to navigate the terrain of intimacy more effectively. She guides clients on a path from confusion and heartache to clarity and authentic connection. Couples and individuals transform pain and struggle into deep love, connection, and vitality. She is also the creator of Connected Couple, which is a comprehensive, research-based, transformational, relationship program, which helps couples at any stage in their relationship.
With degrees in psychology, coaching certifications, and over 20 years of experience, Jessica offers you an integrative and comprehensive approach to achieve successful results. Her ultimate goal is to help people acquire the insight, learning, and practice to navigate the terrain of intimacy more effectively. She guides clients on a path from confusion and heartache to clarity and authentic connection. Couples and individuals transform pain and struggle into deep love, connection, and vitality. She is also the creator of Connected Couple, which is a comprehensive, research-based, transformational, relationship program, which helps couples at any stage in their relationship.
(805) 505-7552 View (805) 505-7552
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Holistic Psychotherapy, Amber Prochnik LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
Are you struggling with negative behaviors, racing thoughts, or feeling hopeless? I work with adults who struggle with depression and anxiety. I can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and what is triggering you, and provide skills to help you manage your reactions to the stress and difficulties in your life.
Are you struggling with negative behaviors, racing thoughts, or feeling hopeless? I work with adults who struggle with depression and anxiety. I can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and what is triggering you, and provide skills to help you manage your reactions to the stress and difficulties in your life.
(323) 498-1382 View (323) 498-1382

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93108

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 93108 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions
68% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Other
45% Aetna
40% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 93108 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93108?

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.