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Isabella Lin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I am a licensed psychologist in California. I have worked at a hospital, three university counseling centers, and a shelter for victims of domestic violence. I have provided psychological services to a very diverse mix of clients and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds. My clinical training has included individual psychotherapy, couples and group counseling, psychological assessment, multicultural counseling, crisis intervention, and outcome research. My therapeutic approach combines Adlerian, Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic Psychologies, frequently using hypnosis as an adjunct. I have also conducted research in hypnosis and partner abuse. In addition to English, I am fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese.
I am a licensed psychologist in California. I have worked at a hospital, three university counseling centers, and a shelter for victims of domestic violence. I have provided psychological services to a very diverse mix of clients and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds. My clinical training has included individual psychotherapy, couples and group counseling, psychological assessment, multicultural counseling, crisis intervention, and outcome research. My therapeutic approach combines Adlerian, Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic Psychologies, frequently using hypnosis as an adjunct. I have also conducted research in hypnosis and partner abuse. In addition to English, I am fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese.
(805) 804-5110 View (805) 804-5110
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Gina Grujovski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93111
If you're reading this, you are likely ready to grow, change, and start feeling supported. Therapy can help you understand how your internal experiences affect your relationships and well-being, and vice versa. I invite you to visit my website to learn about the various services that I have to offer. My associates and I are compassionate and skilled in helping clients process and heal, and feel empowered in their current lives and relationships.
If you're reading this, you are likely ready to grow, change, and start feeling supported. Therapy can help you understand how your internal experiences affect your relationships and well-being, and vice versa. I invite you to visit my website to learn about the various services that I have to offer. My associates and I are compassionate and skilled in helping clients process and heal, and feel empowered in their current lives and relationships.
(805) 623-0929 View (805) 623-0929
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Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Life satisfaction hinges on the quality of past & current relationships because we grow in relationship with others. This is what therapy is all about. I work with adults, adolescents, college and transitional-aged clients to unearth the roots of inner distress, expand awareness, curiosity, energy and empowerment. Life is not rigid, it flexibly ebbs & flows. Growth, while scary demands a surrender of outdated beliefs and behaviors, leaving a familiar comfort zone. But guess what? You will not be alone.
Life satisfaction hinges on the quality of past & current relationships because we grow in relationship with others. This is what therapy is all about. I work with adults, adolescents, college and transitional-aged clients to unearth the roots of inner distress, expand awareness, curiosity, energy and empowerment. Life is not rigid, it flexibly ebbs & flows. Growth, while scary demands a surrender of outdated beliefs and behaviors, leaving a familiar comfort zone. But guess what? You will not be alone.
(805) 973-6048 View (805) 973-6048
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Susan Farber, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Are you feeling defeated in your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues? With over 22 years of experience, I offer a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body modalities to help you feel more empowered in your life. Together, we unwind the beliefs you hold onto that keep you stuck and limited. This allows you to make new choices in all areas of your life, enabling a state of peace, calm, and fulfillment. When you are no longer held back by a limited point of view, you are more flexible, open, and able to make positive changes.
Are you feeling defeated in your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues? With over 22 years of experience, I offer a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body modalities to help you feel more empowered in your life. Together, we unwind the beliefs you hold onto that keep you stuck and limited. This allows you to make new choices in all areas of your life, enabling a state of peace, calm, and fulfillment. When you are no longer held back by a limited point of view, you are more flexible, open, and able to make positive changes.
(805) 225-9344 View (805) 225-9344
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Suzy Galbraith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93111
Life can be challenging and we can all benefit from having strong supports to help navigate these times. I offer a warm, supportive presence and collaborative approach, which allows for creating an atmosphere of trust, compassion, and authenticity with my clients. I am passionate about my work in supporting adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and life and relational stressors.
Life can be challenging and we can all benefit from having strong supports to help navigate these times. I offer a warm, supportive presence and collaborative approach, which allows for creating an atmosphere of trust, compassion, and authenticity with my clients. I am passionate about my work in supporting adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and life and relational stressors.
(805) 243-1648 View (805) 243-1648
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Dr. Debra Sherk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93111  (Online Only)
Welcome. It seems that more and more people are seeking the support and guidance that psychotherapy provides. The most common issues among those seeking my services include: Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety; Difficulty with relationships at home, school, or work; Persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, or depression; Confusion around spirituality, identity, or vocation; Feeling overwhelmed with life's demands or life transitions. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, I have helped a diverse range of individuals achieve increased stability and balance, more fulfilling relationships, as well as personal growth and transformation.
Welcome. It seems that more and more people are seeking the support and guidance that psychotherapy provides. The most common issues among those seeking my services include: Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety; Difficulty with relationships at home, school, or work; Persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, or depression; Confusion around spirituality, identity, or vocation; Feeling overwhelmed with life's demands or life transitions. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, I have helped a diverse range of individuals achieve increased stability and balance, more fulfilling relationships, as well as personal growth and transformation.
(805) 585-5969 View (805) 585-5969
James Alexander Fortman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I specialize in neuropsychological evaluations and work with patients with ADHD, learning disabilities, memory impairment, dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and other neurological disorders.
I specialize in neuropsychological evaluations and work with patients with ADHD, learning disabilities, memory impairment, dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and other neurological disorders.
(805) 351-3365 View (805) 351-3365
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Tamara Cummings
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, EdS, LEP
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
In my practice, I employ therapeutic models like Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, and more. With specialized training in child psychology, learning, and development, I apply research-based strategies to address educational and developmental challenges. My focus is on overcoming obstacles related to student learning and behavior. This involves crafting personalized plans such as BIPs and IEPs, conducting FBAs, assessing progress, and offering counseling to students and families. My services aim to support students academically, emotionally, and socially by integrating mental health with learning and behavior.
In my practice, I employ therapeutic models like Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, and more. With specialized training in child psychology, learning, and development, I apply research-based strategies to address educational and developmental challenges. My focus is on overcoming obstacles related to student learning and behavior. This involves crafting personalized plans such as BIPs and IEPs, conducting FBAs, assessing progress, and offering counseling to students and families. My services aim to support students academically, emotionally, and socially by integrating mental health with learning and behavior.
(805) 334-8905 View (805) 334-8905
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Elizabeth LaCaze
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111  (Online Only)
Is stress, anxiety, or depression coming to the forefront? Has your relationship become challenging? Would you like to re-discover yourself or re-invent your relationship? I am here to support you in living from the experience of your authentic, best self, individually and in your partnership. Together we will expand your capacity to feel balanced and resilient and to live fully - with positive change that can last. Your therapy will be personalized and unique to your needs and goals. I support your self-discovery process, integrating mind, body, emotions, and spirit in wholeness.
Is stress, anxiety, or depression coming to the forefront? Has your relationship become challenging? Would you like to re-discover yourself or re-invent your relationship? I am here to support you in living from the experience of your authentic, best self, individually and in your partnership. Together we will expand your capacity to feel balanced and resilient and to live fully - with positive change that can last. Your therapy will be personalized and unique to your needs and goals. I support your self-discovery process, integrating mind, body, emotions, and spirit in wholeness.
(805) 500-3432 View (805) 500-3432
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Dr. Ray Sullivan
Registered Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Waitlist for new clients
I see adults with various relationship issues, quality of life concerns, and those wanting to expand their personal growth and take care of their mental health. I provide Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral therapies, with other supportive therapies. Integration Psychology empowers patients and tends to their most pressing needs. Also, as an EMDR-trained Clinician, I provide sessions for PTSD and reprocessing trauma to help patients who feel stuck in their body or thinking or who feel younger than they are and may have frozen or unprocessed memories. I provide psychotherapy, psychological evaluations, and personality testing.
I see adults with various relationship issues, quality of life concerns, and those wanting to expand their personal growth and take care of their mental health. I provide Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral therapies, with other supportive therapies. Integration Psychology empowers patients and tends to their most pressing needs. Also, as an EMDR-trained Clinician, I provide sessions for PTSD and reprocessing trauma to help patients who feel stuck in their body or thinking or who feel younger than they are and may have frozen or unprocessed memories. I provide psychotherapy, psychological evaluations, and personality testing.
(805) 514-1075 View (805) 514-1075
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Alyson Huneycutt Brander
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT, MA
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111  (Online Only)
Life presents us with many challenges. Do you want a compassionate space to pursue growth and healing? I understand it takes courage to start therapy, and I'm glad you are here, finding the right therapist for you. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, social anxiety, panic, trauma, and ADHD.
Life presents us with many challenges. Do you want a compassionate space to pursue growth and healing? I understand it takes courage to start therapy, and I'm glad you are here, finding the right therapist for you. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, social anxiety, panic, trauma, and ADHD.
(805) 779-3638 View (805) 779-3638
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Mary Dierenfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I specialize in helping women in their 20’s-40's who struggle with: anxiety, depression, loneliness, imposter syndrome/persistent feeling of not-good-enough, low self-esteem, perfectionism/pressure of “effortless perfectionism”. Together we will sift through your thought process, look at how it shows up in your relationships, and survey your emotional landscape. I am drawn to help clarify what is being said from what desires to be said. By connecting with what you yearn for in life, we work together to bring more calm, inner centeredness, a feeling of wholeness, and authentic living.
I specialize in helping women in their 20’s-40's who struggle with: anxiety, depression, loneliness, imposter syndrome/persistent feeling of not-good-enough, low self-esteem, perfectionism/pressure of “effortless perfectionism”. Together we will sift through your thought process, look at how it shows up in your relationships, and survey your emotional landscape. I am drawn to help clarify what is being said from what desires to be said. By connecting with what you yearn for in life, we work together to bring more calm, inner centeredness, a feeling of wholeness, and authentic living.
(805) 793-1837 View (805) 793-1837
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Kristine Freck
Marriage & Family Therapist, Freck Kristine, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 35 years of experience as a therapist and educator in the Santa Barbara area. I work with: individuals, couples and families, teens - elderly. My clients are struggling with ADDICTION (alcoholism, drugs, {pre and post-inpatient addiction assistance}, weight, sex et.al), MENTAL HEALTH (depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, identity, sexual orientation, couples and family issues et.al), and/or SPIRITUAL JOURNEY challenges in their current lives.
I have over 35 years of experience as a therapist and educator in the Santa Barbara area. I work with: individuals, couples and families, teens - elderly. My clients are struggling with ADDICTION (alcoholism, drugs, {pre and post-inpatient addiction assistance}, weight, sex et.al), MENTAL HEALTH (depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, identity, sexual orientation, couples and family issues et.al), and/or SPIRITUAL JOURNEY challenges in their current lives.
(805) 919-8631 View (805) 919-8631
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Nayelhi (Nelly) Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Hello, hello! My name is Nayelhi Ramirez (she/they/ella) and I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I provide therapy via telehealth and in person (in Goleta, CA) with a specialization in Latinx and LGBTQIA2S+ Mental Health. As a queer Latinx, I strive to make therapy accessible by advocating for YOUR health and insight. This includes support with relationships, communication, building emotional intelligence, promoting body neutrality, wrangling anxiety, and growing up meaningfully in a world impacted by systemic and cultural influences.
Hello, hello! My name is Nayelhi Ramirez (she/they/ella) and I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I provide therapy via telehealth and in person (in Goleta, CA) with a specialization in Latinx and LGBTQIA2S+ Mental Health. As a queer Latinx, I strive to make therapy accessible by advocating for YOUR health and insight. This includes support with relationships, communication, building emotional intelligence, promoting body neutrality, wrangling anxiety, and growing up meaningfully in a world impacted by systemic and cultural influences.
(805) 514-1463 View (805) 514-1463
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Amy Rideg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
A valuable lesson I received in therapy was that not listening to my intuition led to distress. Many of us disregard our inner voice in favor of external messages containing judgments about our size, race, gender, sexual orientation, and how we express our emotions. This attempt to cope with the world around us and to fit in leads us to devalue and move further from our true selves. I help my clients sift through these messages to find their voice again and move closer to their authentic selves. When we begin to know ourselves better, we can navigate through the world more confidently and build more genuine relationships.
A valuable lesson I received in therapy was that not listening to my intuition led to distress. Many of us disregard our inner voice in favor of external messages containing judgments about our size, race, gender, sexual orientation, and how we express our emotions. This attempt to cope with the world around us and to fit in leads us to devalue and move further from our true selves. I help my clients sift through these messages to find their voice again and move closer to their authentic selves. When we begin to know ourselves better, we can navigate through the world more confidently and build more genuine relationships.
(805) 232-7475 View (805) 232-7475
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Claire Kiffe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Relational Psychotherapy encourages a collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client, one in which the relationship is the reparative force in the therapeutic setting. I use this lens in order to tailor therapy differently towards each individual's needs and to create an environment that fosters safety, trust, and understanding. My hope for each client is that they come out of therapy with an increased sense of curiosity, empathy, and understanding of themselves, others, and the world (in addition to any self-reported goals).
Relational Psychotherapy encourages a collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client, one in which the relationship is the reparative force in the therapeutic setting. I use this lens in order to tailor therapy differently towards each individual's needs and to create an environment that fosters safety, trust, and understanding. My hope for each client is that they come out of therapy with an increased sense of curiosity, empathy, and understanding of themselves, others, and the world (in addition to any self-reported goals).
(805) 978-4005 View (805) 978-4005
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Liz May
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93111  (Online Only)
Throughout our lives, we are all presented with challenges, whether it be the environment and circumstances we are born into, experiencing a traumatic event or series of traumas, to unexpected stressors and changing roles and identities. If you find yourself stuck and needing support to navigate your way, I would be honored to help guide you through your journey. I am a licensed psychologist in California and work individually with adults of all ages. My style is warm, compassionate, and strengths based, while I can also be direct and challenge you to let go of old ideas and behaviors that may no longer be serving you.
Throughout our lives, we are all presented with challenges, whether it be the environment and circumstances we are born into, experiencing a traumatic event or series of traumas, to unexpected stressors and changing roles and identities. If you find yourself stuck and needing support to navigate your way, I would be honored to help guide you through your journey. I am a licensed psychologist in California and work individually with adults of all ages. My style is warm, compassionate, and strengths based, while I can also be direct and challenge you to let go of old ideas and behaviors that may no longer be serving you.
(805) 572-7845 View (805) 572-7845
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Robert Schetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93111
Hello All. My name is Bob Schetter and if you are seeking help in your personal life with issues of disability, past incarceration, trauma, or early relationship issues you've come to the right place. My professional life has been dictated by careers with the Developmentally Disabled, and forensic interventions at state prisons. Personally, I have overcome issues of disability due to a birth defect and have used the creative arts to help reduce anxiety and present myself to the world. Artistic Therapy is a degree I created at the University of Michigan and I support engagement in the Arts as a path to self fulfillment.
Hello All. My name is Bob Schetter and if you are seeking help in your personal life with issues of disability, past incarceration, trauma, or early relationship issues you've come to the right place. My professional life has been dictated by careers with the Developmentally Disabled, and forensic interventions at state prisons. Personally, I have overcome issues of disability due to a birth defect and have used the creative arts to help reduce anxiety and present myself to the world. Artistic Therapy is a degree I created at the University of Michigan and I support engagement in the Arts as a path to self fulfillment.
(805) 779-3694 View (805) 779-3694
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Dr. Benjamin Strosberg
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I help individuals and couples understand and transform deeply rooted patterns. Some walk through my door in profound distress, while others seek relief from a persistent sense of unease and dissatisfaction. I listen closely for the ideas and experiences shaping important aspects of your life, such as family, friends, work, sexuality, creativity, and self-worth. And together, we explore the ups and downs of your thoughts and feelings, with a focus on how current experiences and past traumas may be restricting your capacity for growth, self-expression, satisfaction, fulfilling relationships, and meaningful work.
I help individuals and couples understand and transform deeply rooted patterns. Some walk through my door in profound distress, while others seek relief from a persistent sense of unease and dissatisfaction. I listen closely for the ideas and experiences shaping important aspects of your life, such as family, friends, work, sexuality, creativity, and self-worth. And together, we explore the ups and downs of your thoughts and feelings, with a focus on how current experiences and past traumas may be restricting your capacity for growth, self-expression, satisfaction, fulfilling relationships, and meaningful work.
(805) 360-4371 View (805) 360-4371
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Leilani Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93111
Hello! I am a Vietnamese American therapist that has a passion for working with couples and families. I also have experience working with children and adolescents ages 2-17 and young adults. I work with couples and families navigating life transitions, relationship issues, and family conflict. I have access to Vietnamese and Spanglish and am passionate about working with AAPI and Latinx communities. I am a big believer in building a strong therapeutic relationship and collaborating with my clients in identifying inner resources and solutions.
Hello! I am a Vietnamese American therapist that has a passion for working with couples and families. I also have experience working with children and adolescents ages 2-17 and young adults. I work with couples and families navigating life transitions, relationship issues, and family conflict. I have access to Vietnamese and Spanglish and am passionate about working with AAPI and Latinx communities. I am a big believer in building a strong therapeutic relationship and collaborating with my clients in identifying inner resources and solutions.
(805) 622-2573 View (805) 622-2573

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93111

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93111 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
56% Grief
53% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
76% Other
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 93111 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93111?

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.