Therapists in Aliso Viejo, CA

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Beverly Oden
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The road to recovery from trauma can be arduous, but you don’t have to travel it alone. I specialize in treating individual adults with trauma of all kinds, big and small. At a pace that feels right for you, we'll address both the traumatic event and its impact on anxiety/depression, physical health, relationships and the ability to trust and feel safe again. Whether you’ve experienced physical, sexual, emotional, relational, racial or single incident trauma many years ago or in the recent past, we can begin to work through it.
The road to recovery from trauma can be arduous, but you don’t have to travel it alone. I specialize in treating individual adults with trauma of all kinds, big and small. At a pace that feels right for you, we'll address both the traumatic event and its impact on anxiety/depression, physical health, relationships and the ability to trust and feel safe again. Whether you’ve experienced physical, sexual, emotional, relational, racial or single incident trauma many years ago or in the recent past, we can begin to work through it.
(949) 776-2810 View (949) 776-2810
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Terapia en Español
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Hola, Mi nombre es Sofía Alonso, LMFT y APCC. He trabajado con niños, adolescentes, familias, parejas e individuos en diferentes entornos y países. Amo mi trabajo y me comprometo con todos mis pacientes en su proceso terapéutico, estoy ahí cuando más me necesitan. Quiero que experimente cómo la terapia le ayuda a mejorar y alcanzar sus metas. Tengo formación en diferentes áreas donde podrá elegir y decidir qué es lo mejor para usted, ya que usted es el experto en su vida donde la terapia le ayudará a identificar y aclarar situaciones que puedan interrumpir o perturbar su rutina diaria.
Hola, Mi nombre es Sofía Alonso, LMFT y APCC. He trabajado con niños, adolescentes, familias, parejas e individuos en diferentes entornos y países. Amo mi trabajo y me comprometo con todos mis pacientes en su proceso terapéutico, estoy ahí cuando más me necesitan. Quiero que experimente cómo la terapia le ayuda a mejorar y alcanzar sus metas. Tengo formación en diferentes áreas donde podrá elegir y decidir qué es lo mejor para usted, ya que usted es el experto en su vida donde la terapia le ayudará a identificar y aclarar situaciones que puedan interrumpir o perturbar su rutina diaria.
(949) 229-4801 View (949) 229-4801
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Mahdis Bormand
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
I specialize in individual therapy, focusing on helping you navigate personal and relational challenges. I will work on enhancing self-awareness, emotional management, and communication skills. Whether you're facing stress, relationship issues, or personal obstacles, our sessions are tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll transform challenges into opportunities for growth, leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life. Let's embark on a journey towards positive change and improved well-being.
I specialize in individual therapy, focusing on helping you navigate personal and relational challenges. I will work on enhancing self-awareness, emotional management, and communication skills. Whether you're facing stress, relationship issues, or personal obstacles, our sessions are tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll transform challenges into opportunities for growth, leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life. Let's embark on a journey towards positive change and improved well-being.
(949) 619-6839 View (949) 619-6839
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Darshann Marie Wienick
Pre-Licensed Professional, JD, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Not accepting new clients
According to an ancient Buddhist saying, "pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." My approach to working with patients is to offer effective strategies that minimize unnecessary suffering and to help develop new ways of coping with and healing from trauma. I am a mother and adoptive mother of teenagers in a blended family, so I understand the challenges parents and teens face in the aftermath of divorce. As an attorney, I understand the family law system and its limitations, so I have unique insight into the ways in which litigation, especially high-conflict divorce and custody litigation, can be traumatic to families.
According to an ancient Buddhist saying, "pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." My approach to working with patients is to offer effective strategies that minimize unnecessary suffering and to help develop new ways of coping with and healing from trauma. I am a mother and adoptive mother of teenagers in a blended family, so I understand the challenges parents and teens face in the aftermath of divorce. As an attorney, I understand the family law system and its limitations, so I have unique insight into the ways in which litigation, especially high-conflict divorce and custody litigation, can be traumatic to families.
(949) 806-3084 View (949) 806-3084
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Maryann Samuel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
If you are struggling with anxiety, mood disorder, chemical dependency, relationship issues, or behavioral issues, know that by taking the time to seek out professional assistance, you have already achieved the first and most important step to improving your life. I am here to assist you in taking the next steps to reach your full potential. I provide a nurturing and confidential environment to facilitate positive growth and healing for individuals, couples, and families.
If you are struggling with anxiety, mood disorder, chemical dependency, relationship issues, or behavioral issues, know that by taking the time to seek out professional assistance, you have already achieved the first and most important step to improving your life. I am here to assist you in taking the next steps to reach your full potential. I provide a nurturing and confidential environment to facilitate positive growth and healing for individuals, couples, and families.
(949) 287-5720 View (949) 287-5720
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Ilana S Wasserman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LEP, CMT, VMP
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Being a therapist not only involves the training we are provided nor the previous clients with whom we have worked with. In my opinion, it involves the humility to allow one's client to feel safe enough to share the most vulnerable parts of their experiences in order for both of us to feel connected and moving in the same direction. My style of treatment follows my beliefs above. While we take our time bonding, I will be working to put the pieces together that you may be unable to see. Once we have a pattern established, we will go at your speed, perhaps with a light nudge from me, in order to discover the origins of your issues.
Being a therapist not only involves the training we are provided nor the previous clients with whom we have worked with. In my opinion, it involves the humility to allow one's client to feel safe enough to share the most vulnerable parts of their experiences in order for both of us to feel connected and moving in the same direction. My style of treatment follows my beliefs above. While we take our time bonding, I will be working to put the pieces together that you may be unable to see. Once we have a pattern established, we will go at your speed, perhaps with a light nudge from me, in order to discover the origins of your issues.
(949) 328-5710 View (949) 328-5710
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Cornell Counseling & Behavioral Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
As Psychologists, and Marriage & Family Therapists, we treat hundreds of patients and understand the intricacies of various psychological issues that people face. Combining traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Coaching, we have successfully treated patients with Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Relationship Issues, ADHD, and a host of other issues. Unlike traditional therapy that relies heavily on the past and understanding why you do what you do, Cornell Counseling and Behavioral Health is focused on helping you with the tools to move forward and create change. We have a more collaborative and goal-oriented approach to treatment.
As Psychologists, and Marriage & Family Therapists, we treat hundreds of patients and understand the intricacies of various psychological issues that people face. Combining traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Coaching, we have successfully treated patients with Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Relationship Issues, ADHD, and a host of other issues. Unlike traditional therapy that relies heavily on the past and understanding why you do what you do, Cornell Counseling and Behavioral Health is focused on helping you with the tools to move forward and create change. We have a more collaborative and goal-oriented approach to treatment.
(949) 763-4203 View (949) 763-4203
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Jaleh Ghobadi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
There's no rewind button in life, but it offers you the chance to create a different ending from where you stand today. It takes courage to acknowledge that where you are right now isn't where you want to be. It's an act of bravery to face the obstacles and challenges that may have held you back, whether they're related to your personal life, career, or societal pressures. But remember this: within you lies the strength to persevere, to rise above adversity, and to shape your destiny. With each step you take, no matter how small, you're forging a path towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. Embrace your inner resilience!
There's no rewind button in life, but it offers you the chance to create a different ending from where you stand today. It takes courage to acknowledge that where you are right now isn't where you want to be. It's an act of bravery to face the obstacles and challenges that may have held you back, whether they're related to your personal life, career, or societal pressures. But remember this: within you lies the strength to persevere, to rise above adversity, and to shape your destiny. With each step you take, no matter how small, you're forging a path towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. Embrace your inner resilience!
(657) 317-7684 View (657) 317-7684
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Shanice Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Do you feel like there's a piece of you that's foggy? Is there a feeling so destructibly comforting that it's hard to pull away? Do you ever feel like wallpaper in a crowded room? Do the screams from your dreams keep you up at night, follow you in the morning, and sing off key during the day? Is life confusing, weird, and just too painful? Let's talk about it. Scream about it. Write about it. Cry about it. Hug plushies while we laugh about it. Whatever it is that you need in order to experience that release. My philosophy is that each and every human being has a unique and powerful story to tell. Lets hear your next chapter.
Do you feel like there's a piece of you that's foggy? Is there a feeling so destructibly comforting that it's hard to pull away? Do you ever feel like wallpaper in a crowded room? Do the screams from your dreams keep you up at night, follow you in the morning, and sing off key during the day? Is life confusing, weird, and just too painful? Let's talk about it. Scream about it. Write about it. Cry about it. Hug plushies while we laugh about it. Whatever it is that you need in order to experience that release. My philosophy is that each and every human being has a unique and powerful story to tell. Lets hear your next chapter.
(949) 749-5420 View (949) 749-5420
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Suzanne Arno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Are you currently fixated on the gap between where you are verses where you want to be? The more you try to bridge this gap the more anxious and frustrated you become and before you know it, you are stuck in a negative feedback loop. There isn't a day that goes by where you aren't your harshest critic. Let's work together to untie the knots of anxiety that has kept you from living your full life. Learn to cultivate greater self love, acceptance and the confidence in your abilities to tackle and be more resilient to the challenges of life.
Are you currently fixated on the gap between where you are verses where you want to be? The more you try to bridge this gap the more anxious and frustrated you become and before you know it, you are stuck in a negative feedback loop. There isn't a day that goes by where you aren't your harshest critic. Let's work together to untie the knots of anxiety that has kept you from living your full life. Learn to cultivate greater self love, acceptance and the confidence in your abilities to tackle and be more resilient to the challenges of life.
(714) 613-0208 View (714) 613-0208
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Institute of Possibility Thinking
MA
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Hello I am Susan Hansted. Welcome to the journey of healing and returning to your Divine authentic self. Entreprenuers and high achievers often work from internal pressures based on how they unconsciously demonstrate their value. This causes us to suffer by people pleasing, finding it hard to set boundaries, and physically suffering from stress related (dis)eases. I am gifted with the ability to hear, feel, and see what goes beyond the natural senses which led me to helping high achieving entreprenuers. My gift is to help unlock the areas of your life that need healing and a fuller expression for an extraordinary life.
Hello I am Susan Hansted. Welcome to the journey of healing and returning to your Divine authentic self. Entreprenuers and high achievers often work from internal pressures based on how they unconsciously demonstrate their value. This causes us to suffer by people pleasing, finding it hard to set boundaries, and physically suffering from stress related (dis)eases. I am gifted with the ability to hear, feel, and see what goes beyond the natural senses which led me to helping high achieving entreprenuers. My gift is to help unlock the areas of your life that need healing and a fuller expression for an extraordinary life.
(949) 876-7536 View (949) 876-7536
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Stephen Michael Guidi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Life sometimes throws us a curve ball. Daily life struggles and stress that we have normally handled with relative ease can suddenly seem overwhelming. Too much stress and the inability to handle it properly can begin to undermine our potential to enjoy our work and to care for ourselves and others. Finances, parenting, relationships, school, care taking, health concerns, and loss can be stressful aspects of life. When we begin to internalize these external stressors it can lead to depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, poor health, phsysical/emotional exhaustion and relationship problems.
Life sometimes throws us a curve ball. Daily life struggles and stress that we have normally handled with relative ease can suddenly seem overwhelming. Too much stress and the inability to handle it properly can begin to undermine our potential to enjoy our work and to care for ourselves and others. Finances, parenting, relationships, school, care taking, health concerns, and loss can be stressful aspects of life. When we begin to internalize these external stressors it can lead to depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, poor health, phsysical/emotional exhaustion and relationship problems.
(949) 305-8597 View (949) 305-8597
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Jami Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Navigating life's challenges can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. I am passionate about working with couples, individuals, and families to help them find their way through difficult times. With over 30 years of experience in substance abuse and 10 years as a licensed therapist, I bring a wealth of knowledge and empathy to my practice. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your feelings and challenges, and together, we can work towards finding solutions and achieving your goals. Your well-being is my priority, and I am committed to helping you navigate your journey.
Navigating life's challenges can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. I am passionate about working with couples, individuals, and families to help them find their way through difficult times. With over 30 years of experience in substance abuse and 10 years as a licensed therapist, I bring a wealth of knowledge and empathy to my practice. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your feelings and challenges, and together, we can work towards finding solutions and achieving your goals. Your well-being is my priority, and I am committed to helping you navigate your journey.
(949) 506-3674 View (949) 506-3674
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S. Hultquist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
I’m deadly curious about what you want to say but can’t, who you want to be but won’t, and what would unfold out of you if we could together tend to the parts that are hard to bear— without judgment and without a goal for what comes next. There is a reason you have been bottling up precious parts of you. We will explore that reason, that need you had to hold yourself tightly inside. It is from this safer space that you will once again look at the long-hidden precious parts of you, and together we will see how you want to unfold from here. I'm a good fit for authenticity/identity/wounds/therapists/queer folks/over-thinkers/creatives.
I’m deadly curious about what you want to say but can’t, who you want to be but won’t, and what would unfold out of you if we could together tend to the parts that are hard to bear— without judgment and without a goal for what comes next. There is a reason you have been bottling up precious parts of you. We will explore that reason, that need you had to hold yourself tightly inside. It is from this safer space that you will once again look at the long-hidden precious parts of you, and together we will see how you want to unfold from here. I'm a good fit for authenticity/identity/wounds/therapists/queer folks/over-thinkers/creatives.
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Samira Soroory
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your thoughts? Are you letting your fears get in the way of living a life you want? Anxiety can feel overwhelming - but there are ways to manage it! I want to help turn the volume down on your anxiety and intrusive thoughts so that you can live the life you want. I like to use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Mindfulness to help reduce and manage your anxiety. I am now currently accepting new clients via tele-health!
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your thoughts? Are you letting your fears get in the way of living a life you want? Anxiety can feel overwhelming - but there are ways to manage it! I want to help turn the volume down on your anxiety and intrusive thoughts so that you can live the life you want. I like to use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Mindfulness to help reduce and manage your anxiety. I am now currently accepting new clients via tele-health!
(310) 953-4060 View (310) 953-4060
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Maryam Afshari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Your main goal, regardless of the challenges you face, is to find solutions. Whether it's addiction, depression, relationship difficulties, or any other obstacles, you desire a caring and attentive person who will support you, listen to you, and guide you as a coach on your path to resolution.
Your main goal, regardless of the challenges you face, is to find solutions. Whether it's addiction, depression, relationship difficulties, or any other obstacles, you desire a caring and attentive person who will support you, listen to you, and guide you as a coach on your path to resolution.
(949) 877-3418 View (949) 877-3418
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Edgar Shahnazari
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MS, LEP
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Are you a parent seeking to gain more information about your child or adolescent’s learning strengths and areas of need? Do you suspect your child to have a learning disability or struggles with planning, organization, and time management? Are you an adult who is attending college and having a hard time focusing during tests, recalling information, and paying attention in class? If so, I could be of great help! My name is Edgar Shahnazari and I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist who has been practicing as a School Psychologist for the last 11 years.
Are you a parent seeking to gain more information about your child or adolescent’s learning strengths and areas of need? Do you suspect your child to have a learning disability or struggles with planning, organization, and time management? Are you an adult who is attending college and having a hard time focusing during tests, recalling information, and paying attention in class? If so, I could be of great help! My name is Edgar Shahnazari and I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist who has been practicing as a School Psychologist for the last 11 years.
(424) 375-6193 View (424) 375-6193
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Philip Madden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with a wide range of clients, helping them build confidence and learn therapeutic skills to live happier lives. I received my undergraduate degree from Denison University in Ohio in 2009 and my Master of Social Work from Ohio State University in 2015. My passion is facilitating people’s transformation into becoming what they want to be. My goal is to help clients find increased fulfillment for themselves. I firmly believe being mentally healthy takes work, just like anything else we wish to succeed in.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with a wide range of clients, helping them build confidence and learn therapeutic skills to live happier lives. I received my undergraduate degree from Denison University in Ohio in 2009 and my Master of Social Work from Ohio State University in 2015. My passion is facilitating people’s transformation into becoming what they want to be. My goal is to help clients find increased fulfillment for themselves. I firmly believe being mentally healthy takes work, just like anything else we wish to succeed in.
(949) 776-5096 View (949) 776-5096
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Lisa Grinnell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
You have important goals to reach and want a life you can celebrate, but may be feeling stuck by anxiety, depression, loss, even trauma. I can work with you to help resolve negative feelings and circumstances you wish you could change but don’t know how.
You have important goals to reach and want a life you can celebrate, but may be feeling stuck by anxiety, depression, loss, even trauma. I can work with you to help resolve negative feelings and circumstances you wish you could change but don’t know how.
(949) 989-5511 View (949) 989-5511
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Valerie Armstrong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Valerie Armstrong is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 46903), with over two decades of experience working with children, adults and families. Valerie has extensive experience in treating child abuse/neglect and trauma. She is skilled in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Informed care. Valerie has directed state-funded mental health programs for both children and adults serving hundreds of individuals. Valerie received her Master's Degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University in 2001, and received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in 1995.
Valerie Armstrong is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 46903), with over two decades of experience working with children, adults and families. Valerie has extensive experience in treating child abuse/neglect and trauma. She is skilled in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Informed care. Valerie has directed state-funded mental health programs for both children and adults serving hundreds of individuals. Valerie received her Master's Degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University in 2001, and received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in 1995.
(844) 995-0970 View (844) 995-0970

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Aliso Viejo, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Aliso Viejo, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Aliso Viejo, CA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Aliso Viejo?

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.