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Robert E Clayton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
I believe that our most profound feelings contain the seeds of our transformation and growth. Working together in a warm, supportive, and connected relationship, we can gain access to these deep, transformative emotions to find healing, strength, and unimagined new vitality. I enjoy working with students and young adults, those in mid-life, and elders.
I believe that our most profound feelings contain the seeds of our transformation and growth. Working together in a warm, supportive, and connected relationship, we can gain access to these deep, transformative emotions to find healing, strength, and unimagined new vitality. I enjoy working with students and young adults, those in mid-life, and elders.
(805) 250-4535 View (805) 250-4535
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Dara Sheik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
(805) 307-7066 View (805) 307-7066
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Karina Mendoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW
Verified Verified
It can be difficult to ask for help in the midst of struggle. Daily life can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate or make sense of. You don't have to do it alone. Karina is willing to walk with you in your journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. As a compassionate and dedicated therapist, Karina specializes in a holistic approach to mental health, by enhancing your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. She offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to support individuals like you in overcoming life's challenges.
It can be difficult to ask for help in the midst of struggle. Daily life can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate or make sense of. You don't have to do it alone. Karina is willing to walk with you in your journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. As a compassionate and dedicated therapist, Karina specializes in a holistic approach to mental health, by enhancing your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. She offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to support individuals like you in overcoming life's challenges.
(949) 269-2131 View (949) 269-2131
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Kristina Paramore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hi! My name is Kristina and Congratulations on possibly your first step towards reaching your goals. Has life become too overwhelming? Confused about what your next step is or how to overcome a current life challenge and feel as if you are stuck? Therapy can be a great starting point. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing since 2010; working with individuals, couples, families and teens.
Hi! My name is Kristina and Congratulations on possibly your first step towards reaching your goals. Has life become too overwhelming? Confused about what your next step is or how to overcome a current life challenge and feel as if you are stuck? Therapy can be a great starting point. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing since 2010; working with individuals, couples, families and teens.
(805) 316-7140 View (805) 316-7140
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Rachel Quigley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Folks who come to work with me are from all walks of life, experiencing a variety of challenges, and are exploring who they are, their patterns, and how they’d like to improve mental health and wellbeing. As a somatically trained therapist, I incorporate information from the body, use of mindfulness, curiosity and self-awareness into the process. In over a decade of this work, I've developed a relaxed, comfortable, relational and insight-oriented approach. Whether you're seeking to heal a specific challenge, improve general wellbeing or your relationship with yourself I'm here to support in your journey. Lets learn about you!
Folks who come to work with me are from all walks of life, experiencing a variety of challenges, and are exploring who they are, their patterns, and how they’d like to improve mental health and wellbeing. As a somatically trained therapist, I incorporate information from the body, use of mindfulness, curiosity and self-awareness into the process. In over a decade of this work, I've developed a relaxed, comfortable, relational and insight-oriented approach. Whether you're seeking to heal a specific challenge, improve general wellbeing or your relationship with yourself I'm here to support in your journey. Lets learn about you!
(805) 316-7167 View (805) 316-7167
Photo of David C. Lichti, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93401, CA
David C. Lichti, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Currently, I'm mostly using Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy with my clients. When, as a child, we find ourselves traumatizing or trapped in negative circumstances, parts of our self system compensate by locking away that which at that time was too much for us to handle. Later, if we do not go back to this locked away material, the pain, confusion and injustice of what happened to us long ago, can get triggered, or, awakened, when similar such challenges arise in the present. IFS provides a safe way for that locked away material to be approached and reprocessed, allowing our core self to take back control of our lives.
Currently, I'm mostly using Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy with my clients. When, as a child, we find ourselves traumatizing or trapped in negative circumstances, parts of our self system compensate by locking away that which at that time was too much for us to handle. Later, if we do not go back to this locked away material, the pain, confusion and injustice of what happened to us long ago, can get triggered, or, awakened, when similar such challenges arise in the present. IFS provides a safe way for that locked away material to be approached and reprocessed, allowing our core self to take back control of our lives.
(805) 250-4605 View (805) 250-4605
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Theodore Armstrong
MD
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  (Online Only)
The problems have been chronic and disabling, and very real. Not "all in your head." If you are reading this, chances are you've seen doctors and other providers, tests have been run, diagnoses have been proposed, and treatments have been attempted, but all to no avail. I would like to introduce a new paradigm, drawing on the role of the brain and nervous system in regulating the state of the body. Whether you have chronic pain, a functional disorder, or other medically unexplained symptoms, there is hope for recovery under the psychophysiologic (mind-body) paradigm.
The problems have been chronic and disabling, and very real. Not "all in your head." If you are reading this, chances are you've seen doctors and other providers, tests have been run, diagnoses have been proposed, and treatments have been attempted, but all to no avail. I would like to introduce a new paradigm, drawing on the role of the brain and nervous system in regulating the state of the body. Whether you have chronic pain, a functional disorder, or other medically unexplained symptoms, there is hope for recovery under the psychophysiologic (mind-body) paradigm.
(805) 422-7855 View (805) 422-7855
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Cassie Ueberrhein Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
My focus is young adults 18+, college students and LGBTQ+ folx. I have extensive experience working with college students. I aim to support and guide those who may be struggling with adjusting to college, coping with depression and/or anxiety, forming their identity, exploring their sexuality, working on relational patterns, etc. Decreasing stigma of mental illness as well as suicide prevention and LGBTQ+ rights are important causes to me as an individual, LGBTQ+ ally and professional. I am also a sex-positive therapist, who is not here to judge you. :)
My focus is young adults 18+, college students and LGBTQ+ folx. I have extensive experience working with college students. I aim to support and guide those who may be struggling with adjusting to college, coping with depression and/or anxiety, forming their identity, exploring their sexuality, working on relational patterns, etc. Decreasing stigma of mental illness as well as suicide prevention and LGBTQ+ rights are important causes to me as an individual, LGBTQ+ ally and professional. I am also a sex-positive therapist, who is not here to judge you. :)
(805) 800-8581 View (805) 800-8581
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Leslie Ellen Bullock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TCTSY-F
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I offer therapy for adults 18 years old and over in safe, non-judgmental and empathic relationship. I can help you heal from childhood or more recent trauma, and help reduce trauma's disturbing, intrusive, relational and long lasting effects. I can also work with you to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and relationship issues, abandonment fears, or grief and loss. My approach is holistic and mind / body oriented. I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness and embodiment based practices. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with working with people in this vital, vulnerable and healing way.
I offer therapy for adults 18 years old and over in safe, non-judgmental and empathic relationship. I can help you heal from childhood or more recent trauma, and help reduce trauma's disturbing, intrusive, relational and long lasting effects. I can also work with you to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and relationship issues, abandonment fears, or grief and loss. My approach is holistic and mind / body oriented. I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness and embodiment based practices. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with working with people in this vital, vulnerable and healing way.
(805) 316-7076 View (805) 316-7076
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We Are Nature
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We believe we belong in a reciprocal relationship with nature. Nature is a co-facilitator in our therapeutic healing journey. Evidence based studies show that nature therapy engenders a variety of mental health benefits such as stress and anxiety reduction, attention restoration, depression alleviation, self-esteem, and embodiment. Through mindfulness and interactive practices, we will immerse ourselves in a chosen outdoor space. Noticing our role in the rich ecosystem around us, we acquaint ourselves with the truth that we are part of, not separate from; healing ourselves to wholeness.
We believe we belong in a reciprocal relationship with nature. Nature is a co-facilitator in our therapeutic healing journey. Evidence based studies show that nature therapy engenders a variety of mental health benefits such as stress and anxiety reduction, attention restoration, depression alleviation, self-esteem, and embodiment. Through mindfulness and interactive practices, we will immerse ourselves in a chosen outdoor space. Noticing our role in the rich ecosystem around us, we acquaint ourselves with the truth that we are part of, not separate from; healing ourselves to wholeness.
(805) 429-8104 View (805) 429-8104
Photo of Lynlee April Olivera, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93401, CA
Lynlee April Olivera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide compassionate, science based treatment for Anticipatory Anxiety, AKA General Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is a psychological disorder that can torment and debilitate its sufferers not to mention the upheaval and anguish it brings to family and loved ones. Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Inference-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT) and/or Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) treatment is standard. If this sounds like the above information describes you or a loved one, I would love to work along side you. You don't have to walk alone in your journey with mental health.
I provide compassionate, science based treatment for Anticipatory Anxiety, AKA General Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is a psychological disorder that can torment and debilitate its sufferers not to mention the upheaval and anguish it brings to family and loved ones. Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Inference-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT) and/or Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) treatment is standard. If this sounds like the above information describes you or a loved one, I would love to work along side you. You don't have to walk alone in your journey with mental health.
(805) 316-7173 View (805) 316-7173
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Kristen Yogi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe all pain stems from disconnection. Disconnection from self, others, and a greater belonging to the natural world. As a social species, we need love and support from one another to thrive and co-create a felt sense of safety. I believe each individual has everything they need within themselves to heal and the stable presence of another supports this natural healing process. Whether you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, or feel it is time to change relationship dynamics or behavioral or thought patterns, I am honored to assist you in making meaningful internal and external change.
I believe all pain stems from disconnection. Disconnection from self, others, and a greater belonging to the natural world. As a social species, we need love and support from one another to thrive and co-create a felt sense of safety. I believe each individual has everything they need within themselves to heal and the stable presence of another supports this natural healing process. Whether you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, or feel it is time to change relationship dynamics or behavioral or thought patterns, I am honored to assist you in making meaningful internal and external change.
(805) 617-1456 View (805) 617-1456
Photo of Danielle Atencio, Pre-Licensed Professional in 93401, CA
Danielle Atencio
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
“Look beside you, and I’ll be there;” this is my credo, both as an individual and as a therapist. Life can be difficult; there are always challenges and struggles and in many instances, it is the connection and support that one person gives another that makes the difference. I use a client-centered, strength-based approach to therapy. We will focus processing through life challenges and build skills to identify your own personal strengths and unique goals for treatment. I will support you through difficult and/or uncomfortable emotions to learn effective coping and interpersonal skills that will help you throughout your life.
“Look beside you, and I’ll be there;” this is my credo, both as an individual and as a therapist. Life can be difficult; there are always challenges and struggles and in many instances, it is the connection and support that one person gives another that makes the difference. I use a client-centered, strength-based approach to therapy. We will focus processing through life challenges and build skills to identify your own personal strengths and unique goals for treatment. I will support you through difficult and/or uncomfortable emotions to learn effective coping and interpersonal skills that will help you throughout your life.
(805) 303-8665 View (805) 303-8665
Photo of Susan Hirsch, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93401, CA
Susan Hirsch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
I am a practical Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who provides a comfortable, supportive atmosphere where clients can achieve personal growth. One of my areas of specialty is working with individuals, couples and families on issues of bereavement, including suicide, and anticipatory grief. I also help couples to reconnect emotionally and help improve communication in families. Other areas of focus include treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma and recovery from abuse. For senior managers and professionals I provide high-performance counseling to optimize performance and personal success. With sensitivity and compassion, I work with each individual to help them achieve their treatment goals.
I am a practical Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who provides a comfortable, supportive atmosphere where clients can achieve personal growth. One of my areas of specialty is working with individuals, couples and families on issues of bereavement, including suicide, and anticipatory grief. I also help couples to reconnect emotionally and help improve communication in families. Other areas of focus include treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma and recovery from abuse. For senior managers and professionals I provide high-performance counseling to optimize performance and personal success. With sensitivity and compassion, I work with each individual to help them achieve their treatment goals.
(805) 350-7948 View (805) 350-7948
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Christine Pirruccello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be very challenging, unpredictable and stressful. Feelings of worry, fear, and hopelessness may lead to a sense of confusion and isolation. Sometimes we wish there were a road map given to us to find our optimal path and guide us in the safest direction. I am here to listen and together we can explore your hopes, needs, and goals to promote an authentic acceptance of who you are. I provide a supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment for you to look into all areas of your life. Therapy can be a platform for growth, work and self discovery.
Life can be very challenging, unpredictable and stressful. Feelings of worry, fear, and hopelessness may lead to a sense of confusion and isolation. Sometimes we wish there were a road map given to us to find our optimal path and guide us in the safest direction. I am here to listen and together we can explore your hopes, needs, and goals to promote an authentic acceptance of who you are. I provide a supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment for you to look into all areas of your life. Therapy can be a platform for growth, work and self discovery.
(805) 719-7137 View (805) 719-7137
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Heidi M Lewin-Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RD
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Recovering from an Eating Disorder is a challenging feat. But it can be a journey of self discovery, renewed strength,and the most important gift you give to yourself. I have been in practice in SLO since 1984, first as a Registered Dietitian, and then as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive exercise, for women, men and teens. I have assisted hundreds of individuals to fully recover and go on to lead happy balanced lives. Having recovered myself, I know the pain of disordered eating and the freedom of transcending it.
Recovering from an Eating Disorder is a challenging feat. But it can be a journey of self discovery, renewed strength,and the most important gift you give to yourself. I have been in practice in SLO since 1984, first as a Registered Dietitian, and then as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive exercise, for women, men and teens. I have assisted hundreds of individuals to fully recover and go on to lead happy balanced lives. Having recovered myself, I know the pain of disordered eating and the freedom of transcending it.
(805) 468-4908 View (805) 468-4908
Photo of Seventh Wave Counseling-Lisa Huet, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 93401, CA
Seventh Wave Counseling-Lisa Huet, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Life brings some challenges to all of us and sorting these out can be difficult for the most competent of individuals. My hope is to help you find the clarity you seek so you can enjoy your life to the fullest by creating an accepting environment to support your journey to a better life. I have always been curious about people and what makes us think one way or another. I have had the opportunity to serve people in this area for over 20 years at different agencies and have worked with very diverse folks. I would love the opportunity to help you discover some unexplored part of yourself that can deepen satisfaction in your life.
Life brings some challenges to all of us and sorting these out can be difficult for the most competent of individuals. My hope is to help you find the clarity you seek so you can enjoy your life to the fullest by creating an accepting environment to support your journey to a better life. I have always been curious about people and what makes us think one way or another. I have had the opportunity to serve people in this area for over 20 years at different agencies and have worked with very diverse folks. I would love the opportunity to help you discover some unexplored part of yourself that can deepen satisfaction in your life.
(805) 262-8434 View (805) 262-8434
Photo of Dr. Zillah Jessamyn Hodgkins, Psychologist in 93401, CA
Dr. Zillah Jessamyn Hodgkins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  (Online Only)
Therapy is meant to be a warm, inviting, safe, and healing place to learn your true self and find your peace, beauty, and power. I find it an honor to be a guide on your journey of discovery. I am a compassion focused queer therapist who believes in social justice and knows strength and courage grows from our struggles. Life is hard but it is important to know we are not alone and there are many therapeutic skills we can learn such as art, music, self-compassion, narrative, nature, and laughter that can be used to overcome. At Compassion Connects our mission is to heal your whole being!
Therapy is meant to be a warm, inviting, safe, and healing place to learn your true self and find your peace, beauty, and power. I find it an honor to be a guide on your journey of discovery. I am a compassion focused queer therapist who believes in social justice and knows strength and courage grows from our struggles. Life is hard but it is important to know we are not alone and there are many therapeutic skills we can learn such as art, music, self-compassion, narrative, nature, and laughter that can be used to overcome. At Compassion Connects our mission is to heal your whole being!
(805) 591-8086 View (805) 591-8086
Photo of Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 93401, CA
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you worried about your child? Maybe you've tried and tried to help them, but things are just not getting better. Or maybe you know they're going through a lot, but you're not sure how to support them. I often work with parents who are concerned about their child's behavior, sleep, eating, social skills, or school performance. Sometimes, parents want to help their child cope with a separation, adoption, move, scary experience, or major loss. Other times, parents reach out because their child is struggling or hurting, or when they notice that their relationship with their child is becoming strained or difficult.
Are you worried about your child? Maybe you've tried and tried to help them, but things are just not getting better. Or maybe you know they're going through a lot, but you're not sure how to support them. I often work with parents who are concerned about their child's behavior, sleep, eating, social skills, or school performance. Sometimes, parents want to help their child cope with a separation, adoption, move, scary experience, or major loss. Other times, parents reach out because their child is struggling or hurting, or when they notice that their relationship with their child is becoming strained or difficult.
(909) 324-3937 View (909) 324-3937
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Julie Messer
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Since you found me on this site I would venture to guess something is awry in your life...am I right? Whether you are struggling with relationships, tackling your own personal demons, or just have absolutely no idea why you don't feel like your normal self anymore we can work together to figure it out and discover solutions that work for you.
Since you found me on this site I would venture to guess something is awry in your life...am I right? Whether you are struggling with relationships, tackling your own personal demons, or just have absolutely no idea why you don't feel like your normal self anymore we can work together to figure it out and discover solutions that work for you.
(805) 978-5080 View (805) 978-5080

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93401

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93401 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Other
37% Aetna
31% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 93401 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93401?

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.