Therapists in Beverly Hills, CA

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Ellie Adhami
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
I'm a Relational Therapist, specializing in high-conflict relational dynamics. Whether you are seeking therapeutic help with your family, spouse, partner, or individually, therapy can be effective in helping you navigate and change difficult relational patterns. My areas of expertise include Family, Marital and Relational Conflict, Marital and Premarital Counseling, Infertility and Family Planning, Parenting, Coparenting, Blended Families, Life Transitions including Divorce Support, Attachment Trauma, Fear and Anxiety, Depression and Grief, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, and Creative Artists.
I'm a Relational Therapist, specializing in high-conflict relational dynamics. Whether you are seeking therapeutic help with your family, spouse, partner, or individually, therapy can be effective in helping you navigate and change difficult relational patterns. My areas of expertise include Family, Marital and Relational Conflict, Marital and Premarital Counseling, Infertility and Family Planning, Parenting, Coparenting, Blended Families, Life Transitions including Divorce Support, Attachment Trauma, Fear and Anxiety, Depression and Grief, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, and Creative Artists.
(424) 369-0616 View (424) 369-0616
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Corrina Levine
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
You want to feel safe and secure. You’re looking to regain control, and a more positive view of yourself and the world. • You now have a safe, adaptive space where you will learn your behavioral patterns & implement necessary change. • I will always challenge you to grow! Together, we can regain control and power over your life to help you feel stable again.
You want to feel safe and secure. You’re looking to regain control, and a more positive view of yourself and the world. • You now have a safe, adaptive space where you will learn your behavioral patterns & implement necessary change. • I will always challenge you to grow! Together, we can regain control and power over your life to help you feel stable again.
(424) 226-9046 View (424) 226-9046
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Kailah Joy DeJurnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90211  (Online Only)
Congratulations for taking the first step towards change! I utilize many methods with clients during sessions (expressive arts therapy, narrative therapy, trauma focused therapy, positive psychology, videos, worksheets, etc.) Change does take work but it can happen! I sometimes give homework to help my clients achieve their goals. I work with individual adults (18+). Whether it's anxiety, trauma, stress, or a mixture of things, I look forward to working with you!
Congratulations for taking the first step towards change! I utilize many methods with clients during sessions (expressive arts therapy, narrative therapy, trauma focused therapy, positive psychology, videos, worksheets, etc.) Change does take work but it can happen! I sometimes give homework to help my clients achieve their goals. I work with individual adults (18+). Whether it's anxiety, trauma, stress, or a mixture of things, I look forward to working with you!
(951) 400-4481 View (951) 400-4481
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Lydia Stevens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
I have some limited availability in-person or through Zoom. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Whether you struggle with persistent, troubling thoughts or feelings, are overwhelmed by events that are out of your control or just want to get in touch with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in your life, therapy can help. In my practice, I provide a safe space where the struggles of daily life can be explored, old wounds can be healed and opportunities for growth and change can be uncovered.
I have some limited availability in-person or through Zoom. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Whether you struggle with persistent, troubling thoughts or feelings, are overwhelmed by events that are out of your control or just want to get in touch with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in your life, therapy can help. In my practice, I provide a safe space where the struggles of daily life can be explored, old wounds can be healed and opportunities for growth and change can be uncovered.
(415) 991-0575 View (415) 991-0575
New Brain Institute
Physician and Surgeon, MD, FAACP
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
When it comes to living life without depression and feeling your absolute best, nearly everyone can use a little bit of help. If you have experienced or is currently experiencing treatment-resistant depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), we are here to help. With a noninvasive brain stimulation treatment and zero down-time, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy may be just right for you. With so many options, a consultation is often the best way to get all your questions answered. Call for a free consultation today!
When it comes to living life without depression and feeling your absolute best, nearly everyone can use a little bit of help. If you have experienced or is currently experiencing treatment-resistant depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), we are here to help. With a noninvasive brain stimulation treatment and zero down-time, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy may be just right for you. With so many options, a consultation is often the best way to get all your questions answered. Call for a free consultation today!
(310) 879-5194 View (310) 879-5194
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Sarah Gallop
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! I’m Sarah, and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Art Therapist, I am passionate about helping others. Are you looking for support during a difficult time? Do you want to understand yourself and your relationships better? I can help you learn ways to reduce anxiety and depression and increase emotional awareness so that you can thrive. Clients tell me they appreciate my warm and caring style, along with my ability to challenge them when they are ready. I am an experienced strength-based therapist, and use creative ways to reach goals, including Art Therapy, poetry, music, and humor.
Hello and welcome! I’m Sarah, and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Art Therapist, I am passionate about helping others. Are you looking for support during a difficult time? Do you want to understand yourself and your relationships better? I can help you learn ways to reduce anxiety and depression and increase emotional awareness so that you can thrive. Clients tell me they appreciate my warm and caring style, along with my ability to challenge them when they are ready. I am an experienced strength-based therapist, and use creative ways to reach goals, including Art Therapy, poetry, music, and humor.
(310) 893-6438 View (310) 893-6438
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Jennifer Jasmin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”  – Jon Kabat-Zinn In life, there are going to be things that you have no control over. Your only choices are to quit, adapt, or learn something from it. Which choice will you make? Learn to surf or stay out of the ocean?
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”  – Jon Kabat-Zinn In life, there are going to be things that you have no control over. Your only choices are to quit, adapt, or learn something from it. Which choice will you make? Learn to surf or stay out of the ocean?
(310) 789-2014 View (310) 789-2014
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Liz Craig
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
I specialize in childhood trauma recovery. I can help you understand and heal from the profound effects of toxic family dynamics. Childhood trauma comes in many forms, from the big life-altering events to the more subtle yet equally impactful experiences like emotional neglect, parental mental illness (narcissism/borderline personality disorder), and parental alcoholism. These experiences wire and shape ones perception, but do not have to define you. I can help you rewire yourself and overcome anxieties that are holding you back in order to reclaim your self, your voice, and build healthier more fulfilling relationships.
I specialize in childhood trauma recovery. I can help you understand and heal from the profound effects of toxic family dynamics. Childhood trauma comes in many forms, from the big life-altering events to the more subtle yet equally impactful experiences like emotional neglect, parental mental illness (narcissism/borderline personality disorder), and parental alcoholism. These experiences wire and shape ones perception, but do not have to define you. I can help you rewire yourself and overcome anxieties that are holding you back in order to reclaim your self, your voice, and build healthier more fulfilling relationships.
(424) 364-1133 View (424) 364-1133
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Alice R Berkowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I have been in practice for over 25 years and work with a variety of clients in the Los Angeles area. I specialize in working with high profile individuals,as well as clients dealing with depression, parental alienation, anxiety, PTSD,Neuropsychological Evals, addiction,parenting issues, sexual abuse, and individuals who are interested in life transitions and/or personal growth. I also specialize in performing custody evaluations and expert witness evaluations and court testimony. I specialize in parental alienation, domestic violence, PTSD, TBI, sexual harassment, cases, sexual abuse cases, wrongful termination, trauma evaluations, allegations os sexual abuse, and risk assessment.
I have been in practice for over 25 years and work with a variety of clients in the Los Angeles area. I specialize in working with high profile individuals,as well as clients dealing with depression, parental alienation, anxiety, PTSD,Neuropsychological Evals, addiction,parenting issues, sexual abuse, and individuals who are interested in life transitions and/or personal growth. I also specialize in performing custody evaluations and expert witness evaluations and court testimony. I specialize in parental alienation, domestic violence, PTSD, TBI, sexual harassment, cases, sexual abuse cases, wrongful termination, trauma evaluations, allegations os sexual abuse, and risk assessment.
(310) 359-9138 View (310) 359-9138
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Dr. Peter Kassel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
With over 25 years of practice experience, I provide psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and couples. The therapeutic approach I use is integrative, combining different perspectives that are proven effective by researchers. Typical goals include helping you to reduce distress, decrease self-defeating thoughts, feelings and actions, increase happiness and satisfaction, improve self-understanding and acceptance, enhance resilience and emotional control, and increase hope about your future. My professional style is empathic, interactive, and engaging. I enjoy and appreciate my job helping people move closer to their values and goals.
With over 25 years of practice experience, I provide psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and couples. The therapeutic approach I use is integrative, combining different perspectives that are proven effective by researchers. Typical goals include helping you to reduce distress, decrease self-defeating thoughts, feelings and actions, increase happiness and satisfaction, improve self-understanding and acceptance, enhance resilience and emotional control, and increase hope about your future. My professional style is empathic, interactive, and engaging. I enjoy and appreciate my job helping people move closer to their values and goals.
(323) 544-5084 View (323) 544-5084
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Daniele Lewin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I understand therapy to be a collaborative process and I aim to establish a meaningful, trusting, and authentic relationship with every client. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in anxiety / mood disorders, trauma, family conflict and relational distress, as well as borderline personality disorder. I help clients learn to manage difficult emotions, increase self-esteem, and enhance relationships. I also incorporate mindfulness to reduce stress and help you participate fully in each present moment. My goal is to instill hope by identifying areas of strength, resilience, and capacity for positive change.
I understand therapy to be a collaborative process and I aim to establish a meaningful, trusting, and authentic relationship with every client. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in anxiety / mood disorders, trauma, family conflict and relational distress, as well as borderline personality disorder. I help clients learn to manage difficult emotions, increase self-esteem, and enhance relationships. I also incorporate mindfulness to reduce stress and help you participate fully in each present moment. My goal is to instill hope by identifying areas of strength, resilience, and capacity for positive change.
(424) 226-3373 View (424) 226-3373
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Rachel Kessler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
I am a psychologist who is committed to providing compassionate and effective evidence-based treatments for insomnia, anxiety, trauma, and mood difficulties. I also enjoy helping clients navigate difficult life transitions, manage stress, and improve work-life balance. I view therapy as a true partnership where I aid individuals in identifying challenges, solutions, as well as key areas of strength. I believe deeply in the resilience of the human spirit and I strive to create a caring, supportive environment. My goal is to help you build skills to live better and move away from unhelpful thoughts, reactions, and habits.
I am a psychologist who is committed to providing compassionate and effective evidence-based treatments for insomnia, anxiety, trauma, and mood difficulties. I also enjoy helping clients navigate difficult life transitions, manage stress, and improve work-life balance. I view therapy as a true partnership where I aid individuals in identifying challenges, solutions, as well as key areas of strength. I believe deeply in the resilience of the human spirit and I strive to create a caring, supportive environment. My goal is to help you build skills to live better and move away from unhelpful thoughts, reactions, and habits.
(424) 383-5085 View (424) 383-5085
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Sidonie Freeman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I hope I can be of help to you. Please call me so we can decide together if I am the right person for you.
I hope I can be of help to you. Please call me so we can decide together if I am the right person for you.
(310) 235-3996 View (310) 235-3996
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CopeHouse Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
We are a group psychotherapy practice offering Telehealth therapy for California residents. Our team is made up of Licensed and Registered Associate Therapists with a variety of different specialties, training, strengths, styles, and identities.
We are a group psychotherapy practice offering Telehealth therapy for California residents. Our team is made up of Licensed and Registered Associate Therapists with a variety of different specialties, training, strengths, styles, and identities.
(424) 667-5824 View (424) 667-5824
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Mandy Mount
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
I am a licensed Counseling Psychologist whose work is dedicated to supporting clients on their journey to achieving wellness of mind, body and spirit. I utilize a compassionate, trauma-informed approach to create a safe environment in which we can explore how identity factors, personal strengths, experiences and obstacles may influence responses to difficult emotions and events.Through a holistic, integrative framework, I collaborate with my clients to identify relevant, measurable goals and identify pathways to achieving their fullest potential. Customized approaches are developed based on each person's unique needs, values and preferences.
I am a licensed Counseling Psychologist whose work is dedicated to supporting clients on their journey to achieving wellness of mind, body and spirit. I utilize a compassionate, trauma-informed approach to create a safe environment in which we can explore how identity factors, personal strengths, experiences and obstacles may influence responses to difficult emotions and events.Through a holistic, integrative framework, I collaborate with my clients to identify relevant, measurable goals and identify pathways to achieving their fullest potential. Customized approaches are developed based on each person's unique needs, values and preferences.
(949) 386-1538 View (949) 386-1538
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Marili Arellano Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
My name is Marili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor based in California, I focus on fostering meaningful connections for adults and couples. My passion lies in empowering others to embark on their journey towards self-empowerment and growth. I would describe myself as naturally inquisitive and welcoming. When I was younger, I often found myself asking others a lot of questions and taking interest in their lives. This eventually led to my love for therapy and helping others gain insight into their lives! I work with adults and couples of all ages.
My name is Marili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor based in California, I focus on fostering meaningful connections for adults and couples. My passion lies in empowering others to embark on their journey towards self-empowerment and growth. I would describe myself as naturally inquisitive and welcoming. When I was younger, I often found myself asking others a lot of questions and taking interest in their lives. This eventually led to my love for therapy and helping others gain insight into their lives! I work with adults and couples of all ages.
(310) 421-2408 View (310) 421-2408
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Lisa Marylucia Murphy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
I have specialized in working with people who have experienced trauma for over 20 years. 'Trauma' means many things; exposures to assaults and injuries, as well as distress over relationships and and transitions. People with histories of either one-time event traumas, such as molestations, surguries and divorce, or multiple traumas, can have a very hard time developing a sound sense of themselves. Building this sense of self is at the core of treatment for people who have had very difficult life challenges. Helping clients to build this solid internal base is my goal as a treating therapist.
I have specialized in working with people who have experienced trauma for over 20 years. 'Trauma' means many things; exposures to assaults and injuries, as well as distress over relationships and and transitions. People with histories of either one-time event traumas, such as molestations, surguries and divorce, or multiple traumas, can have a very hard time developing a sound sense of themselves. Building this sense of self is at the core of treatment for people who have had very difficult life challenges. Helping clients to build this solid internal base is my goal as a treating therapist.
(424) 294-8668 View (424) 294-8668
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Dr. Mitra Avari
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC, LEP, MFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90211  (Online Only)
Most of us when experiencing trauma or emotional challenges abandon our “self”. This self-abandonment leads to poor boundaries between the self and the external environment, and it interferes with satisfying our own needs. We lose our ability to listen to our core, practice compassion towards the self and identify and fulfill our own needs. Utilizing my 35 years of clinical experience, I will help you reconnect with your core self, identify the dysfunctional scripts that you have internalized and encoded in both your brain and your body. I will help you both unlearn them and also replace them with new, life-affirming messages.
Most of us when experiencing trauma or emotional challenges abandon our “self”. This self-abandonment leads to poor boundaries between the self and the external environment, and it interferes with satisfying our own needs. We lose our ability to listen to our core, practice compassion towards the self and identify and fulfill our own needs. Utilizing my 35 years of clinical experience, I will help you reconnect with your core self, identify the dysfunctional scripts that you have internalized and encoded in both your brain and your body. I will help you both unlearn them and also replace them with new, life-affirming messages.
(310) 935-1817 View (310) 935-1817
Ron Samuel Reiter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
My sessions are geared toward helping patients change in ways which will enhance their lives. By understanding the obstacles to change helps to build conscientious strategies which we together can employ. I am a stronge proponent of necessary out of office experiences "homework" which requires my patients to be aware of their emotional reactions which block new behaviors. In other words, greater awareness must take place outside of our sessions as well as within. I believe in handing patients the reigns to their own lives as I believe therapy must be about empowerment throughout all stages of adult life.
My sessions are geared toward helping patients change in ways which will enhance their lives. By understanding the obstacles to change helps to build conscientious strategies which we together can employ. I am a stronge proponent of necessary out of office experiences "homework" which requires my patients to be aware of their emotional reactions which block new behaviors. In other words, greater awareness must take place outside of our sessions as well as within. I believe in handing patients the reigns to their own lives as I believe therapy must be about empowerment throughout all stages of adult life.
(310) 331-8829 View (310) 331-8829
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Darrel J. Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Dr. Smith, 2019-20 is named as one of LA's TOP 10 THERAPISTS by the Motion Picture and Television Directory (MPTD) organization. "Call Dr. Smith … checkout his website darreljsmith.com … you will soon see why we named Dr. Smith one of LA's TOP 10 THERAPISTS" (MPTD). Dr. Smith continues … "I work with adults of all ages. My approach is to be actively engaged using curiosity and compassion, to understand your history, relationships, and struggles. This helps you to better understand yourself, and by us working together you will create new choices in your beliefs and behaviors, that will create positive change in your life."
Dr. Smith, 2019-20 is named as one of LA's TOP 10 THERAPISTS by the Motion Picture and Television Directory (MPTD) organization. "Call Dr. Smith … checkout his website darreljsmith.com … you will soon see why we named Dr. Smith one of LA's TOP 10 THERAPISTS" (MPTD). Dr. Smith continues … "I work with adults of all ages. My approach is to be actively engaged using curiosity and compassion, to understand your history, relationships, and struggles. This helps you to better understand yourself, and by us working together you will create new choices in your beliefs and behaviors, that will create positive change in your life."
(424) 341-6289 View (424) 341-6289

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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
86% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% 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

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% 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.