Therapists in Beverly Hills, CA

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John McNamara
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
My practice is founded on the principle that therapy is not about fixing something that is broken. You are not broken. People do not need to be fixed.
My practice is founded on the principle that therapy is not about fixing something that is broken. You are not broken. People do not need to be fixed.
(424) 264-2928 View (424) 264-2928
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Dan Fronczak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Are you feeling stuck and would like some support to break free of repeating old patterns that are no longer serving you? Is your alcohol or drug use causing unnecessary problems? Is depression or anxiety keeping you from reaching your potential? Therapy can bring about transformational changes. Working together, we can explore your specific challenges and implement a plan that will bring relief. Overcoming life’s challenges is not easy, but I will provide consistent support and encouragement throughout the process.
Are you feeling stuck and would like some support to break free of repeating old patterns that are no longer serving you? Is your alcohol or drug use causing unnecessary problems? Is depression or anxiety keeping you from reaching your potential? Therapy can bring about transformational changes. Working together, we can explore your specific challenges and implement a plan that will bring relief. Overcoming life’s challenges is not easy, but I will provide consistent support and encouragement throughout the process.
(310) 742-8645 View (310) 742-8645
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Cheyenne Cheshier
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
Cheyenne is an associate therapist practicing under the supervision of Erica Basso, LMFT (114828). Cheyenne is a compassionate therapist dedicated to guiding clients toward authentic and fulfilling lives. With expertise in anxiety, stress, life direction, body image/eating disorders, self-image and sport performance as a former athlete, she employs a holistic approach tailored to each individual's needs. By developing skills through evidence-based interventions, Cheyenne empowers clients to navigate life's challenges with resilience to cultivate a positive sense of self, ultimately fostering growth and enhancing overall well-being.
Cheyenne is an associate therapist practicing under the supervision of Erica Basso, LMFT (114828). Cheyenne is a compassionate therapist dedicated to guiding clients toward authentic and fulfilling lives. With expertise in anxiety, stress, life direction, body image/eating disorders, self-image and sport performance as a former athlete, she employs a holistic approach tailored to each individual's needs. By developing skills through evidence-based interventions, Cheyenne empowers clients to navigate life's challenges with resilience to cultivate a positive sense of self, ultimately fostering growth and enhancing overall well-being.
(323) 919-8088 View (323) 919-8088
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Stephanie Marie Davino
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Stephanie specializes in couples work, integrating Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) with Family Systems Theory and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). She has helped couples in the areas of effective communication, trust-building and infidelity recovery, enhanced sex life, co-parenting, and creating a more meaningful connection. Her approach is both LGBTQIA affirmative and sex positive. She also works with individuals from a wide range of cultural and life-stage backgrounds assisting with challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, grief and loss, identity exploration, sexual challenges, women’s issues, and trauma.
Stephanie specializes in couples work, integrating Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) with Family Systems Theory and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). She has helped couples in the areas of effective communication, trust-building and infidelity recovery, enhanced sex life, co-parenting, and creating a more meaningful connection. Her approach is both LGBTQIA affirmative and sex positive. She also works with individuals from a wide range of cultural and life-stage backgrounds assisting with challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, grief and loss, identity exploration, sexual challenges, women’s issues, and trauma.
(323) 577-6730 View (323) 577-6730
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Michele Merlob
MS, LMHC, LPC, LPCC, CEDS
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212  (Online Only)
Since 1997, I have been treating clients with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions & all associated issues. I am licensed in Florida, Texas, California & Hawaii. As well as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I have maintained private practices in FL, TX & CA. In addition, I worked at the Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, FL & Los Angeles, CA and Cedar Springs Austin. It is my belief that an important piece of treatment & recovery is utilizing a multi-disciplinary treatment team to address the individual needs of each client.
Since 1997, I have been treating clients with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions & all associated issues. I am licensed in Florida, Texas, California & Hawaii. As well as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I have maintained private practices in FL, TX & CA. In addition, I worked at the Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, FL & Los Angeles, CA and Cedar Springs Austin. It is my belief that an important piece of treatment & recovery is utilizing a multi-disciplinary treatment team to address the individual needs of each client.
(310) 906-4649 View (310) 906-4649
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Michelle Neman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
As an individual who feels stuck, lost or unfulfilled, you often wonder if you can ever feel peaceful again. You feel like you’ve tried everything, but nothing seems to work – at least for too long. Perhaps you feel like you take one step forward and three steps back – pushing you even deeper into the dark space you’re in. Seeking help from a therapist can seem scary because you want to make sure you choose someone who you truly connect with. What if you could return to a state where life felt happy, fulfilling and clear?
As an individual who feels stuck, lost or unfulfilled, you often wonder if you can ever feel peaceful again. You feel like you’ve tried everything, but nothing seems to work – at least for too long. Perhaps you feel like you take one step forward and three steps back – pushing you even deeper into the dark space you’re in. Seeking help from a therapist can seem scary because you want to make sure you choose someone who you truly connect with. What if you could return to a state where life felt happy, fulfilling and clear?
(424) 365-8510 View (424) 365-8510
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Integrative Psychotherapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, NCC, CGP
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Based in Beverly Hills, Integrative Psychotherapy Group’s experienced therapists provide insightful therapy to work through our clients’ concerns and guide meaningful change. We believe that therapy helps provide relief and self-awareness for those who feel overwhelmed or have trouble finding the root of their problems. Meaningful therapy depends on the powerful interpersonal relationship between the client and clinician, which is one of the many reasons why we work together to create a profound and significant connection.
Based in Beverly Hills, Integrative Psychotherapy Group’s experienced therapists provide insightful therapy to work through our clients’ concerns and guide meaningful change. We believe that therapy helps provide relief and self-awareness for those who feel overwhelmed or have trouble finding the root of their problems. Meaningful therapy depends on the powerful interpersonal relationship between the client and clinician, which is one of the many reasons why we work together to create a profound and significant connection.
(310) 461-4393 View (310) 461-4393
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Carole A Chasin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212  (Online Only)
As a Marriage and Family therapist and relationship specialist in Beverly Hills, I help smart successful people learn to recognize and find a loving partner and have the relationship they want and be able to translate their career success into relationship success. If you're looking for a new relationship or wanting to improve the one you're in, it's time to invest in yourself, your relationship, and your future by getting expert help now. Discover how to find the love you deserve. I’ll guide you into a loving, lasting and fulfilling relationship or marriage. Even partners who argue can have highly successful relationship. Call me
As a Marriage and Family therapist and relationship specialist in Beverly Hills, I help smart successful people learn to recognize and find a loving partner and have the relationship they want and be able to translate their career success into relationship success. If you're looking for a new relationship or wanting to improve the one you're in, it's time to invest in yourself, your relationship, and your future by getting expert help now. Discover how to find the love you deserve. I’ll guide you into a loving, lasting and fulfilling relationship or marriage. Even partners who argue can have highly successful relationship. Call me
(424) 375-6335 View (424) 375-6335
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Kari Gila Sacks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
I believe you've arrived here for a reason, and we're about to find out why. Together, we can explore the issues that are sacred to you and hopefully release you to a better emotional place. The basis of living strong is having a consciousness of purpose and meaning. I'm here to support this process of discovering heightened meaning within you. I have walked alongside folks facing deeply painful human challenges: grief over loss of all kinds, life transitions, aging, caregiver stress, single motherhood, overcoming depression and anxiety and trauma. I look forward to working with you to make your life better.
I believe you've arrived here for a reason, and we're about to find out why. Together, we can explore the issues that are sacred to you and hopefully release you to a better emotional place. The basis of living strong is having a consciousness of purpose and meaning. I'm here to support this process of discovering heightened meaning within you. I have walked alongside folks facing deeply painful human challenges: grief over loss of all kinds, life transitions, aging, caregiver stress, single motherhood, overcoming depression and anxiety and trauma. I look forward to working with you to make your life better.
(424) 346-8955 View (424) 346-8955
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Isabelle Futsi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90211  (Online Only)
No matter how far you are on your journey, it's likely that there will always be something that's not perfect, or the way you want it to be. When we are hurting (and not present), it's difficult to enjoy life, make decisions, or work through transitions, traumas, painful memories, or experiences. Emotional injuries may lead to difficulties with relationships, self worth, goals, and living to your fullest potential. My name is Isabelle, and I will support you in practicing mindfulness and taking control, rather than "sinking" into painful life situations or memories. I use a variety of effective cutting-edge therapies and tools.
No matter how far you are on your journey, it's likely that there will always be something that's not perfect, or the way you want it to be. When we are hurting (and not present), it's difficult to enjoy life, make decisions, or work through transitions, traumas, painful memories, or experiences. Emotional injuries may lead to difficulties with relationships, self worth, goals, and living to your fullest potential. My name is Isabelle, and I will support you in practicing mindfulness and taking control, rather than "sinking" into painful life situations or memories. I use a variety of effective cutting-edge therapies and tools.
(818) 351-7052 View (818) 351-7052
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Elizabeth Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and growth requires courage, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. I offer a safe haven—a place where you're free to explore your past, understand your patterns, and embrace all facets of yourself with compassion. Together, we'll navigate change, unlocking the potential for healing and personal transformation. Ready to take the first step? Schedule your free phone consultation. Whether you're grappling with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, or seeking to boost your confidence, I'm here to empower you on your healing journey.
Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and growth requires courage, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. I offer a safe haven—a place where you're free to explore your past, understand your patterns, and embrace all facets of yourself with compassion. Together, we'll navigate change, unlocking the potential for healing and personal transformation. Ready to take the first step? Schedule your free phone consultation. Whether you're grappling with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, or seeking to boost your confidence, I'm here to empower you on your healing journey.
(323) 990-8015 View (323) 990-8015
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Rochelle L Cook
MA, CHT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Using a combination of Spiritual Psychology & Clinical Hypnotherapy I help adults alleviate fear, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, and addiction. I also work with childhood issues such as bed-wetting, sleeping, monsters, stress, fear, and study habits. My work is about uncovering the old stories you have that do not work anymore for you. These stories manifest in behavior that disturbs your peace. By using narrative therapy, reframing old stories, new positive ones emerge. I have authored a book and workbook, "The Soul's Coach-7 Paths to Healing Your Relationship" and "Supa Bunnee Go To Sleep." These books are available on Amazon.
Using a combination of Spiritual Psychology & Clinical Hypnotherapy I help adults alleviate fear, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, and addiction. I also work with childhood issues such as bed-wetting, sleeping, monsters, stress, fear, and study habits. My work is about uncovering the old stories you have that do not work anymore for you. These stories manifest in behavior that disturbs your peace. By using narrative therapy, reframing old stories, new positive ones emerge. I have authored a book and workbook, "The Soul's Coach-7 Paths to Healing Your Relationship" and "Supa Bunnee Go To Sleep." These books are available on Amazon.
(310) 361-6168 View (310) 361-6168
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Dr. Bruce A Levine
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Dr Levine is among the only 5% of all clinical psychologists who are Board Certified (ABPP). Following a Ph.D. degree at Hofstra University in NY, he completed a 2-year clinical fellowship in cognitive-behavioral therapy at Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia. Dr. Levine was appointed Chief Psychologist at Mt. Sinai South-Nassau Medical Center in NY & after moving to LA in 2012 he became a clinical psychologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Levine worked as a psychologist on the hit TV series "Hoarders" & served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry.
Dr Levine is among the only 5% of all clinical psychologists who are Board Certified (ABPP). Following a Ph.D. degree at Hofstra University in NY, he completed a 2-year clinical fellowship in cognitive-behavioral therapy at Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia. Dr. Levine was appointed Chief Psychologist at Mt. Sinai South-Nassau Medical Center in NY & after moving to LA in 2012 he became a clinical psychologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Levine worked as a psychologist on the hit TV series "Hoarders" & served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry.
(323) 417-2325 View (323) 417-2325
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Jordanne Stacy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you! Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you! Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
(310) 943-1059 View (310) 943-1059
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KD Farris
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
My roots as a therapist and healer have seeded over the past thirty-five years, bringing substance and depth to my one-on-one sessions with couples and individuals. During this time, I have maintained a private practice, which has always consisted of process-oriented consciousness work -- a means by which to enter safely and deeply into the inner landscape of the psyche for positive and real world change. My results-oriented approach to psychology is derived from the commitment to a conscious process and the intrapsychic relationship one can access when choosing to turn toward--and look at--oneself.
My roots as a therapist and healer have seeded over the past thirty-five years, bringing substance and depth to my one-on-one sessions with couples and individuals. During this time, I have maintained a private practice, which has always consisted of process-oriented consciousness work -- a means by which to enter safely and deeply into the inner landscape of the psyche for positive and real world change. My results-oriented approach to psychology is derived from the commitment to a conscious process and the intrapsychic relationship one can access when choosing to turn toward--and look at--oneself.
(310) 889-0677 View (310) 889-0677
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Rashel Keshmiri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Thank you for considering therapy with me. I am looking forward in meeting you. You will find me to be flexible and sensitive. I enjoy helping individuals in achieving personal growth; in a caring & safe environment. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, grief/loss, sexual dysfunction, we can work together to resolve your issue and minimize your suffering. Your natural state of being is a gift and is what I work with in psychotherapy to bring out your hidden potentials to surface.
Thank you for considering therapy with me. I am looking forward in meeting you. You will find me to be flexible and sensitive. I enjoy helping individuals in achieving personal growth; in a caring & safe environment. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, grief/loss, sexual dysfunction, we can work together to resolve your issue and minimize your suffering. Your natural state of being is a gift and is what I work with in psychotherapy to bring out your hidden potentials to surface.
(310) 494-7019 View (310) 494-7019
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Marjan Smith Madison
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Not accepting new clients
You want to live your adult life as an adult. Many of us struggle within the familiar loops that were set up with our best intentions, except often the parts of us in play formed in our childhood or adolescence. Do you want the adolescent you to be at the helm of your life or the adult you? With over 18 years in practice, I have come to realize that the journey one embarks on when entering therapy is an exceedingly personal and honorable one. As such, I work very hard to be fully engaged in each and every session to help you realign with the best in you as you navigate your life.
You want to live your adult life as an adult. Many of us struggle within the familiar loops that were set up with our best intentions, except often the parts of us in play formed in our childhood or adolescence. Do you want the adolescent you to be at the helm of your life or the adult you? With over 18 years in practice, I have come to realize that the journey one embarks on when entering therapy is an exceedingly personal and honorable one. As such, I work very hard to be fully engaged in each and every session to help you realign with the best in you as you navigate your life.
(310) 275-2212 View (310) 275-2212
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Krisztina Dihen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I am glad you’re here and I look forward to working with you. My experience extends to individuals, couples, teens and young adults with a wide array of needs and presentations. Using an approach that is rooted in ethics and accountability my therapy focuses on skills that help finds ways to manage life, relationships, transitions or just being with yourself. I help facilitate growth through curiosity within and outside oneself. I am pulled towards cultures and stories and the meaning and relevance of these personal elements in the lives of those I work with.
I am glad you’re here and I look forward to working with you. My experience extends to individuals, couples, teens and young adults with a wide array of needs and presentations. Using an approach that is rooted in ethics and accountability my therapy focuses on skills that help finds ways to manage life, relationships, transitions or just being with yourself. I help facilitate growth through curiosity within and outside oneself. I am pulled towards cultures and stories and the meaning and relevance of these personal elements in the lives of those I work with.
(323) 417-2275 View (323) 417-2275
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Samara Aldahwi
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I believe you have the power and ability to change what you don't want; the question is, "are you willing?" your life is a result of choices and circumstances. Make a different choice, and you'll get a different result. You have the right to say "no" to what you don't want, and you have the right to say "yes" to what you do want. It's okay to tell yourself you're enough as is, it's okay to tell yourself that you are worthy of someone else's time, it's okay to tell yourself that you deserve happiness. And it's okay to be unapologetically yourself.
I believe you have the power and ability to change what you don't want; the question is, "are you willing?" your life is a result of choices and circumstances. Make a different choice, and you'll get a different result. You have the right to say "no" to what you don't want, and you have the right to say "yes" to what you do want. It's okay to tell yourself you're enough as is, it's okay to tell yourself that you are worthy of someone else's time, it's okay to tell yourself that you deserve happiness. And it's okay to be unapologetically yourself.
(310) 868-0836 View (310) 868-0836
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Danielle Elan Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a supportive, collaborative, and dynamic partnership. Therapy is a creative process of self-exploration, self-discovery and self-understanding. With my clients' goals and needs always leading the work, I draw from my expertise in psychodynamic models of "talk therapy," dance/movement therapy, EMDR Therapy, and experiential mindfulness practices, to help my clients become unstuck and embody health, growth, and change.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a supportive, collaborative, and dynamic partnership. Therapy is a creative process of self-exploration, self-discovery and self-understanding. With my clients' goals and needs always leading the work, I draw from my expertise in psychodynamic models of "talk therapy," dance/movement therapy, EMDR Therapy, and experiential mindfulness practices, to help my clients become unstuck and embody health, growth, and change.
(310) 340-6284 View (310) 340-6284

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Number of Therapists in Beverly Hills, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Beverly Hills, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
49% Cigna and Evernorth
46% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Beverly Hills, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Beverly Hills?

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.