Therapists in Arroyo Grande, CA

Photo of Eileen Wright, Marriage & Family Therapist in Arroyo Grande, CA
Eileen Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
Things have been hard for people lately. You are not alone if you have been feeling stretched too thin. Relationships can be challenging; learning communication skills to express yourself authentically to your partner is what I can offer couples. Understanding your own feelings first, learning emotional language to communicate those feelings, and learning how to listen and be heard in your relationship is the basis of what I do when working with couples. For parents, I help you see your child as a whole person from birth, and assist you in becoming a confident leader, developing healthy attachments, and fostering emotional security.
Things have been hard for people lately. You are not alone if you have been feeling stretched too thin. Relationships can be challenging; learning communication skills to express yourself authentically to your partner is what I can offer couples. Understanding your own feelings first, learning emotional language to communicate those feelings, and learning how to listen and be heard in your relationship is the basis of what I do when working with couples. For parents, I help you see your child as a whole person from birth, and assist you in becoming a confident leader, developing healthy attachments, and fostering emotional security.
(562) 732-4419 View (562) 732-4419
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Andrea Bey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
You're a bright, capable woman, but anxiety, stress, and trauma from your past weigh heavily on you. On the tough days it feels like an uphill battle against your own thoughts. Your constant efforts to please others often leave you neglecting your own health and well-being. You desperately want to drop the mask and be yourself, but you're terrified that others will reject you if they truly know you. Part of you worries that you'll be held back by anxiety and your past forever, while another part of you believes that relief and a better life are possible. You know that something needs to change, but you're not sure where to start.
You're a bright, capable woman, but anxiety, stress, and trauma from your past weigh heavily on you. On the tough days it feels like an uphill battle against your own thoughts. Your constant efforts to please others often leave you neglecting your own health and well-being. You desperately want to drop the mask and be yourself, but you're terrified that others will reject you if they truly know you. Part of you worries that you'll be held back by anxiety and your past forever, while another part of you believes that relief and a better life are possible. You know that something needs to change, but you're not sure where to start.
(805) 360-3754 View (805) 360-3754
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Tim Connely
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MEd
Verified Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
There are things about relationships that all of us find challenging. Communication with your spouse, partner, or children for some. Trauma experienced by yourself or someone close to you. We could insert 100 other examples here, but no one should have to try to figure it out on their own. There is someone out there that can support you on your journey, and I hope that person is me.
There are things about relationships that all of us find challenging. Communication with your spouse, partner, or children for some. Trauma experienced by yourself or someone close to you. We could insert 100 other examples here, but no one should have to try to figure it out on their own. There is someone out there that can support you on your journey, and I hope that person is me.
(805) 270-7273 View (805) 270-7273
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Denise Bila Seastrunk
RN, CNS, PhD, CTP
Verified Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
I treat clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life stressors and transitions. I enjoy working with adults and couples who are experiencing all types of issues. Dealing with parenting and adolescence can be challenging, but these are the types of challenges I embrace. Whatever your issues or goals are in therapy, I can provide an integrated way of helping you due to my educational background and varied life experiences.
I treat clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life stressors and transitions. I enjoy working with adults and couples who are experiencing all types of issues. Dealing with parenting and adolescence can be challenging, but these are the types of challenges I embrace. Whatever your issues or goals are in therapy, I can provide an integrated way of helping you due to my educational background and varied life experiences.
(805) 244-6785 View (805) 244-6785
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Tammy J Dobbs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder, with children, teens, and their parents. My framework is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder, with children, teens, and their parents. My framework is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis.
(805) 719-7905 View (805) 719-7905
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Silvia Ortiz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
During my 31 years as a psychologist, I have worked with a wide range of conditions. I particularly focus on Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, Grief, Domestic Abuse, Obesity, and Self Esteem. I provide services to adults and elderly individuals. When indicated I collaborate with Doctors and Psychiatrists to ensure effective treatment.
During my 31 years as a psychologist, I have worked with a wide range of conditions. I particularly focus on Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, Grief, Domestic Abuse, Obesity, and Self Esteem. I provide services to adults and elderly individuals. When indicated I collaborate with Doctors and Psychiatrists to ensure effective treatment.
(805) 256-1174 View (805) 256-1174
Photo of Tricia Parido, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Arroyo Grande, CA
Tricia Parido
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, IMAC, CATCIII, NCPLC, BS Psyc, NCIP
Verified Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
Craving freedom from relentless internal battles? It's time to envision a journey of self-discovery with a certified recovery specialist. Tired of the drain from habits like drinking, dieting, and the emotional struggle? Longing for liberation from trauma, substance abuse, and anxiety with the guidance of an addiction coach? Life's too short for anything less. Beyond societal norms, your struggles delve into control needs, eating disorders, and abandonment issues—find support from a mental health coach ready to assist. It's more than chemical—it's reclaiming control, overcoming trauma, and embracing holistic well-being.
Craving freedom from relentless internal battles? It's time to envision a journey of self-discovery with a certified recovery specialist. Tired of the drain from habits like drinking, dieting, and the emotional struggle? Longing for liberation from trauma, substance abuse, and anxiety with the guidance of an addiction coach? Life's too short for anything less. Beyond societal norms, your struggles delve into control needs, eating disorders, and abandonment issues—find support from a mental health coach ready to assist. It's more than chemical—it's reclaiming control, overcoming trauma, and embracing holistic well-being.
(805) 870-9781 View (805) 870-9781
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Bret Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CYT
Verified Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
I believe in the fundamental, basic goodness of all humans; when living from a place of depth there can be a gentleness, ease, and gratitude toward ourselves, life, and everything we do. Nature teaches us that stress and healing are cyclical. That they are an integral part of our experience. Yet sometimes we get stuck and life can feel heavy, overwhelming and dark. During these times, we might need others to support us. To guide us in finding new ways of relating to ourselves as well as these stressful and contracted states. Psychotherapy can offer that help.
I believe in the fundamental, basic goodness of all humans; when living from a place of depth there can be a gentleness, ease, and gratitude toward ourselves, life, and everything we do. Nature teaches us that stress and healing are cyclical. That they are an integral part of our experience. Yet sometimes we get stuck and life can feel heavy, overwhelming and dark. During these times, we might need others to support us. To guide us in finding new ways of relating to ourselves as well as these stressful and contracted states. Psychotherapy can offer that help.
(805) 429-8352 View (805) 429-8352
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Alexandra Seastrunk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
When you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, restless, or insecure, therapy can help you reconnect to your inner sense of calm and safety. I help adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, or relational trauma feel more grounded and trusting of themselves. No matter what you are facing, I want you to know that you are not alone in this life. Therapy can offer care and guidance that will support you during this phase of your healing journey.
When you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, restless, or insecure, therapy can help you reconnect to your inner sense of calm and safety. I help adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, or relational trauma feel more grounded and trusting of themselves. No matter what you are facing, I want you to know that you are not alone in this life. Therapy can offer care and guidance that will support you during this phase of your healing journey.
(805) 515-4154 View (805) 515-4154
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Cultivate Wellness
PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Cultivate Wellness a premier counseling center offering progressive and evidenced-based psychotherapy and wellness services for adolescents, adults, couples and families. Our engaging team of clinicians are committed to helping clients in creating healthy and long changes and cultivating a life that is worth celebrating. We offer virtual counseling to residents throughout the states of CA and CO and eco-therapy (nature based) sessions to individuals living within the Central Coast of California and the Bay Area. Services available in both English and Spanish. ¡Se ofrece sesiones en español!
Cultivate Wellness a premier counseling center offering progressive and evidenced-based psychotherapy and wellness services for adolescents, adults, couples and families. Our engaging team of clinicians are committed to helping clients in creating healthy and long changes and cultivating a life that is worth celebrating. We offer virtual counseling to residents throughout the states of CA and CO and eco-therapy (nature based) sessions to individuals living within the Central Coast of California and the Bay Area. Services available in both English and Spanish. ¡Se ofrece sesiones en español!
(805) 254-7433 View (805) 254-7433
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Odette Boyd
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Breathe, you are not alone. I'm here to listen and assist you with the issues you are experiencing. I am passionate about helping people learn to cope with and overcome the concerns hindering their lives. I have learned that a better outcome is possible no matter the circumstances. I love to assist teens and college-age students who suffer from depression and anxiety. My specialty also includes the LGBTQ community (helping parents and teens cope), adult depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. Christian counseling is also a path I offer for those seeking a Faith-led path. Let's start this new experience now! You've got this!
Breathe, you are not alone. I'm here to listen and assist you with the issues you are experiencing. I am passionate about helping people learn to cope with and overcome the concerns hindering their lives. I have learned that a better outcome is possible no matter the circumstances. I love to assist teens and college-age students who suffer from depression and anxiety. My specialty also includes the LGBTQ community (helping parents and teens cope), adult depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. Christian counseling is also a path I offer for those seeking a Faith-led path. Let's start this new experience now! You've got this!
(760) 616-5820 View (760) 616-5820
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Kristy Barrette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 85749
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
What is it to exist in the current age? It sure can be hard, exhausting, and lonely at times. Perhaps that is why you're here. My name is Kristy Barrette (she/her). As a clinician, I believe that you have the ability to grow, learn, and better understand yourself and your loved ones. With this understanding, you can create meaningful changes that align with your needs and values. My role is to walk alongside you to help pave the way to more meaningful connections, more effective communication, healthier boundaries, increased safety, and an overall greater sense of well-being.
What is it to exist in the current age? It sure can be hard, exhausting, and lonely at times. Perhaps that is why you're here. My name is Kristy Barrette (she/her). As a clinician, I believe that you have the ability to grow, learn, and better understand yourself and your loved ones. With this understanding, you can create meaningful changes that align with your needs and values. My role is to walk alongside you to help pave the way to more meaningful connections, more effective communication, healthier boundaries, increased safety, and an overall greater sense of well-being.
(805) 410-8263 View (805) 410-8263
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Elizabeth Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Together, we will work towards developing coping strategies, improving communication skills, and fostering self-awareness. Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself, your relationship, or your family, I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life. Let's embark on this transformative journey together.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Together, we will work towards developing coping strategies, improving communication skills, and fostering self-awareness. Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself, your relationship, or your family, I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life. Let's embark on this transformative journey together.
(805) 618-2871 View (805) 618-2871
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Adrienne Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
I value opportunities to connect with my clients in unique and creative ways through humor, a love of animals, art, and connecting with nature. Through art, writing, and creative outlets I believe we can heal, and work towards integrating the broken parts of self. My approach to the therapeutic process is collaborative and goal-driven. I see my role in clients' lives as one that is temporary; my goal is to equip you with the tools, insights, and renewed hope that will allow you to move forward without need for my help.
I value opportunities to connect with my clients in unique and creative ways through humor, a love of animals, art, and connecting with nature. Through art, writing, and creative outlets I believe we can heal, and work towards integrating the broken parts of self. My approach to the therapeutic process is collaborative and goal-driven. I see my role in clients' lives as one that is temporary; my goal is to equip you with the tools, insights, and renewed hope that will allow you to move forward without need for my help.
(805) 633-8022 View (805) 633-8022
Photo of Katty (Coffron) Richardson, PhD, LMFT, LPCC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Arroyo Grande, CA
Katty (Coffron) Richardson, PhD, LMFT, LPCC
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPCC, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Waitlist for new clients
Both life and relationships can be challenging and it is easy to feel confused or hopeless as to how to make things better. You may be struggling with individual issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. Or possibly you are dealing with relationship troubles. You may be longing for love and instead feeling disconnected, alone, and hurt. There are answers and options! I have invested in mastering well-researched, scientifically-proven approaches to individual/couples counseling that will help you get back on track! You can call or text me at 805-975-8399. I offer Teletherapy and I can bill any PPO plan for you.
Both life and relationships can be challenging and it is easy to feel confused or hopeless as to how to make things better. You may be struggling with individual issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. Or possibly you are dealing with relationship troubles. You may be longing for love and instead feeling disconnected, alone, and hurt. There are answers and options! I have invested in mastering well-researched, scientifically-proven approaches to individual/couples counseling that will help you get back on track! You can call or text me at 805-975-8399. I offer Teletherapy and I can bill any PPO plan for you.
(805) 975-8399 View (805) 975-8399
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Elexia Estrada
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Looking for a therapist that is a part of the LBGTQ+ community? Do you want treatment that explores your concerns? I provide treatment that validates you and advocates for your needs. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I am passionate about my work. I also have a special interest in working with people that practice indigenous healing, Paganism, New Age practices, and Spiritualism.
Looking for a therapist that is a part of the LBGTQ+ community? Do you want treatment that explores your concerns? I provide treatment that validates you and advocates for your needs. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I am passionate about my work. I also have a special interest in working with people that practice indigenous healing, Paganism, New Age practices, and Spiritualism.
(805) 519-8293 View (805) 519-8293
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Libby Gilman-Fleming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
I am an experienced, caring therapist who focuses on empowerment and personal growth while recognizing each client's individual uniqueness. I offer a safe place to begin the process of self-discovery and inner trust. We will work together to inspire positive change while fostering more intimacy in your personal relationships. Life issues can prevent us from reaching our full potential; therapy can provide the tools needed to grow toward emotional wholeness. By accessing feelings in depth, we open up possibilities for greater self-understanding and healing. I can help you cope with life challenges and identify and overcome obstacles.
I am an experienced, caring therapist who focuses on empowerment and personal growth while recognizing each client's individual uniqueness. I offer a safe place to begin the process of self-discovery and inner trust. We will work together to inspire positive change while fostering more intimacy in your personal relationships. Life issues can prevent us from reaching our full potential; therapy can provide the tools needed to grow toward emotional wholeness. By accessing feelings in depth, we open up possibilities for greater self-understanding and healing. I can help you cope with life challenges and identify and overcome obstacles.
(949) 391-3438 View (949) 391-3438
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Shannon Bates - SB Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Are you feeling isolated, alone or disconnected? Are you fed up with feelings of anxiety or depression or struggling with low self worth? You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure: you’re ready for change. At SB Therapy Group, therapy is about connection. We connect through our shared experiences that resonate with the inner world of each other; sharing care and empathy, laughing together, and building trust. Come as you are so that you can explore the multiple aspects of your personality, the sources of wounding and ultimately gain a more intimate understanding of yourself.
Are you feeling isolated, alone or disconnected? Are you fed up with feelings of anxiety or depression or struggling with low self worth? You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure: you’re ready for change. At SB Therapy Group, therapy is about connection. We connect through our shared experiences that resonate with the inner world of each other; sharing care and empathy, laughing together, and building trust. Come as you are so that you can explore the multiple aspects of your personality, the sources of wounding and ultimately gain a more intimate understanding of yourself.
(805) 243-3366 View (805) 243-3366
Photo of Valerie Harris-Reamer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Arroyo Grande, CA
Valerie Harris-Reamer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
Do you turn to food, alcohol, or drugs to deal with feeling lonely or rejected, or to cope with added stress and anxiety? Have you lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life? Do you feel fear stricken, even in the “comfort” of your own home? Do you feel like there are so many things to manage and your forever growing “to do list” leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed? I work with women who have experienced tough stuff in their childhood and feel like they have lost their way. Sometimes we turn to food, alcohol, and drugs or, we withdraw from friends and family, just to cope. Does this sound like you?
Do you turn to food, alcohol, or drugs to deal with feeling lonely or rejected, or to cope with added stress and anxiety? Have you lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life? Do you feel fear stricken, even in the “comfort” of your own home? Do you feel like there are so many things to manage and your forever growing “to do list” leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed? I work with women who have experienced tough stuff in their childhood and feel like they have lost their way. Sometimes we turn to food, alcohol, and drugs or, we withdraw from friends and family, just to cope. Does this sound like you?
(805) 519-8716 View (805) 519-8716
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Turning Leaves Recovery Life & Wellness Coaching
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BsPsych, IMAC, CATCIII, NCIP, NCFAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
Craving freedom from relentless internal battles? It's time to envision a journey of self-discovery with a certified recovery specialist. Tired of the drain from habits like drinking, dieting, and the emotional struggle? Longing for liberation from trauma, substance abuse, and anxiety with the guidance of an addiction coach? Life's too short for anything less. Beyond societal norms, your struggles delve into control needs, eating disorders, and abandonment issues—find support from a mental health coach ready to assist. It's more than chemical—it's reclaiming control, overcoming trauma, and embracing holistic well-being.
Craving freedom from relentless internal battles? It's time to envision a journey of self-discovery with a certified recovery specialist. Tired of the drain from habits like drinking, dieting, and the emotional struggle? Longing for liberation from trauma, substance abuse, and anxiety with the guidance of an addiction coach? Life's too short for anything less. Beyond societal norms, your struggles delve into control needs, eating disorders, and abandonment issues—find support from a mental health coach ready to assist. It's more than chemical—it's reclaiming control, overcoming trauma, and embracing holistic well-being.
(805) 556-4033 View (805) 556-4033

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Number of Therapists in Arroyo Grande, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Arroyo Grande, CA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
93% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Other
35% Aetna
32% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Arroyo Grande, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arroyo Grande?

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.