Therapists in Carlsbad, CA

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Katy Landis
Educational Psychologist, MA, Ed S, LEP
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92010
I offer psycho-educational assessment for elementary-age through adult-age individuals in the areas of: Autism, Learning Disabilities (i.e. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, etc.), ADHD, Executive Functioning, Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance/Disability and other psychological disorders relating to educational progress.
I offer psycho-educational assessment for elementary-age through adult-age individuals in the areas of: Autism, Learning Disabilities (i.e. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, etc.), ADHD, Executive Functioning, Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance/Disability and other psychological disorders relating to educational progress.
(760) 828-7809 View (760) 828-7809
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Trish Eileen Vernazza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Trish Vernazza, M.A. is an experienced, caring professional who can assist you in achieving a fully integrated life by focusing on your strengths and potential. Achieving a healthy and positive balance in our lives is the key to understanding our own mental, emotional, spiritual, physical health along with personal relationships. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, confidential environment while assisting you to experience, identify and understand the personal barriers which are getting in your way. Working with many clients of many ethnic and culture backgrounds and alternative lifestyles I provide a environment that helps develop personal insight.
Trish Vernazza, M.A. is an experienced, caring professional who can assist you in achieving a fully integrated life by focusing on your strengths and potential. Achieving a healthy and positive balance in our lives is the key to understanding our own mental, emotional, spiritual, physical health along with personal relationships. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, confidential environment while assisting you to experience, identify and understand the personal barriers which are getting in your way. Working with many clients of many ethnic and culture backgrounds and alternative lifestyles I provide a environment that helps develop personal insight.
(760) 684-8302 View (760) 684-8302
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Annalise J Poe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
NOTE: Now Accepting New In-Person Clients! Have you practiced loving yourself lately? Are there parts of you that feel undeserving of love? In our work together, we will strive to send love and compassion to the parts of yourself that have been shunned, ignored, or ridiculed. I have a client-centered approach, bringing an empathetic and warm presence to my sessions. Some of my favorite things clients have told me is that I help them to feel seen, and consistently show up with a positive, bubbly attitude. My goal is to make our therapy session a part of the week that you are excited for, not dreading.
NOTE: Now Accepting New In-Person Clients! Have you practiced loving yourself lately? Are there parts of you that feel undeserving of love? In our work together, we will strive to send love and compassion to the parts of yourself that have been shunned, ignored, or ridiculed. I have a client-centered approach, bringing an empathetic and warm presence to my sessions. Some of my favorite things clients have told me is that I help them to feel seen, and consistently show up with a positive, bubbly attitude. My goal is to make our therapy session a part of the week that you are excited for, not dreading.
(442) 219-7119 View (442) 219-7119
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Erin Kennedy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MEd, APCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Does it look like you have it all together on the outside, but deep down you feel anxious, exhausted, or empty? It seems like happiness is something "out there" or baked into your next achievement, but when you actually get what you're striving for, the emptiness quickly returns? Or maybe you feel like something is "off" in your life, but you can't pinpoint exactly what it is? As a (recovering) perfectionist myself, I've been there & I get it. I have a passion for helping adults and adolescents deepen their connection to themselves to get to the root of symptoms such as chronic anxiety, perfectionism, & relational instability.
Does it look like you have it all together on the outside, but deep down you feel anxious, exhausted, or empty? It seems like happiness is something "out there" or baked into your next achievement, but when you actually get what you're striving for, the emptiness quickly returns? Or maybe you feel like something is "off" in your life, but you can't pinpoint exactly what it is? As a (recovering) perfectionist myself, I've been there & I get it. I have a passion for helping adults and adolescents deepen their connection to themselves to get to the root of symptoms such as chronic anxiety, perfectionism, & relational instability.
(818) 293-2005 View (818) 293-2005
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Dr. Jessica K Kim
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
I am passionate about providing quality, in-depth, and compassionate therapy for those wanting to understand themselves and their relationships on a deeper level, especially those feeling frustrated with relational and habitual patterns that no longer serve them. I strive to do this by collaboratively exploring your inner workings to uncover maladaptive beliefs, behaviors, or emotional responses that have developed as a result of painful past experiences that continue to shape your perception of yourself, others, and the world. I seek to understand all of the above in the context of your unique ecosystem of culture and upbringing.
I am passionate about providing quality, in-depth, and compassionate therapy for those wanting to understand themselves and their relationships on a deeper level, especially those feeling frustrated with relational and habitual patterns that no longer serve them. I strive to do this by collaboratively exploring your inner workings to uncover maladaptive beliefs, behaviors, or emotional responses that have developed as a result of painful past experiences that continue to shape your perception of yourself, others, and the world. I seek to understand all of the above in the context of your unique ecosystem of culture and upbringing.
(442) 434-1095 View (442) 434-1095
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Kite String Counseling
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, LEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
I am passionate about providing the best possible counseling and assessment services for children. My focus is to help children learn skills tailored to their needs in order to feel successful and reach their fullest potential by helping them take control of their emotions, feel less stressed and more connected to their world. If you are a parent who is concerned about your child’s well-being, I am here to help. Providing counseling services to kids has the potential to influence the entire course of a child's life.
I am passionate about providing the best possible counseling and assessment services for children. My focus is to help children learn skills tailored to their needs in order to feel successful and reach their fullest potential by helping them take control of their emotions, feel less stressed and more connected to their world. If you are a parent who is concerned about your child’s well-being, I am here to help. Providing counseling services to kids has the potential to influence the entire course of a child's life.
(442) 254-0305 View (442) 254-0305
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Rosalba DeRobbio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families (children, adolescents, teens, adults) in a variety of settings. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. My therapeutic intention is to create a space for you and your family to feel guided, challenged, heard, and connected. My hope is to help facilitate building a more connected and loving relationship with yourself, your children, and/or your partner.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families (children, adolescents, teens, adults) in a variety of settings. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. My therapeutic intention is to create a space for you and your family to feel guided, challenged, heard, and connected. My hope is to help facilitate building a more connected and loving relationship with yourself, your children, and/or your partner.
(760) 856-4116 View (760) 856-4116
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Amanda Prestage
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR, KAP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or lost? Is your past weighing you down? Does it feel like you've tried everything to get through your past and yet it feels like you're not getting anywhere? Together, we will get you back on your way to living a meaningful life. I provide a secure and nurturing space for you to come as you are. You'll be able to share about your experiences without judgment. We'll work through your past to clear the path for your future. Life is too precious to spend another second feeling unhappy and stuck. Inaction only makes things worse. Your best life is waiting for you.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or lost? Is your past weighing you down? Does it feel like you've tried everything to get through your past and yet it feels like you're not getting anywhere? Together, we will get you back on your way to living a meaningful life. I provide a secure and nurturing space for you to come as you are. You'll be able to share about your experiences without judgment. We'll work through your past to clear the path for your future. Life is too precious to spend another second feeling unhappy and stuck. Inaction only makes things worse. Your best life is waiting for you.
(760) 548-2984 View (760) 548-2984
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Golden State Psychology
Psychologist, MS, LEP, PPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist and have been in practice for over 15 years. I specialize in diagnosis of disorders that impact learning such as ADHD, Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and social/emotional difficulties (Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Motivation). If your child is frustrated, homework is tedious, has difficulty following directions, or has challenges with peers it may be due to an underlying issue and I will work to shed light on and resolve those issues. Through assessment and counseling your child can be relieved of frustrations and find their way to success.
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist and have been in practice for over 15 years. I specialize in diagnosis of disorders that impact learning such as ADHD, Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and social/emotional difficulties (Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Motivation). If your child is frustrated, homework is tedious, has difficulty following directions, or has challenges with peers it may be due to an underlying issue and I will work to shed light on and resolve those issues. Through assessment and counseling your child can be relieved of frustrations and find their way to success.
(760) 377-1381 View (760) 377-1381
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(760) 278-7825 View (760) 278-7825
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Tara Nimry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Hi! My name is Tara Nimry and I'm a BIPOC (Asian Pacific Islander), Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents experiencing symptoms of distress due to trauma, life transitions, pregnancy/postpartum anxiety/depression, and relationship/family issues. I have a positive diversity mindset and have worked alongside humans with various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am a LGBTQIA+ Ally and believe in social inclusion of gender and sexual diversity. My clients have said I'm non-judgmental, positive, practical, compassionate, humorous, and down-to-earth during our work together.
Hi! My name is Tara Nimry and I'm a BIPOC (Asian Pacific Islander), Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents experiencing symptoms of distress due to trauma, life transitions, pregnancy/postpartum anxiety/depression, and relationship/family issues. I have a positive diversity mindset and have worked alongside humans with various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am a LGBTQIA+ Ally and believe in social inclusion of gender and sexual diversity. My clients have said I'm non-judgmental, positive, practical, compassionate, humorous, and down-to-earth during our work together.
(760) 280-7334 View (760) 280-7334
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Randi Beckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CcHT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Are you looking to transform old stuck patterns in your life & shift the habitual stress habits so that you can experience a better quality of life, filled with more joy, inner peace & enhanced self-confidence? If so, consider booking a session with me. I specialize in helping people learn transformational coping tools to reduce anxiety, improve relationships, & connect deeper with your true authentic self. It is my honor to support you in your journey with individual, couples therapy and/ or family therapy. I also specialize in providing parent coaching to help address behavioral concerns in children with Autism, ADHD, anxiety etc.
Are you looking to transform old stuck patterns in your life & shift the habitual stress habits so that you can experience a better quality of life, filled with more joy, inner peace & enhanced self-confidence? If so, consider booking a session with me. I specialize in helping people learn transformational coping tools to reduce anxiety, improve relationships, & connect deeper with your true authentic self. It is my honor to support you in your journey with individual, couples therapy and/ or family therapy. I also specialize in providing parent coaching to help address behavioral concerns in children with Autism, ADHD, anxiety etc.
(442) 233-8874 View (442) 233-8874
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Jenny Li
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCC, C-EXRP
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
As a multi-faceted trauma-informed and focused psychotherapist, your individual needs will determine the customization of your therapy, using the most current empirically-supported approaches and techniques available. My role is to support, empower and challenge you, to help you achieve the goals you set. I can provide gold-standard treatment for OCD; generalized anxiety, other anxiety, PTSD, complex trauma, and depression. I am dedicated to your care and can use/integrate modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, CBT, DBT, ACT, Exposure-Response Prevention (ERP), and EFFT.
As a multi-faceted trauma-informed and focused psychotherapist, your individual needs will determine the customization of your therapy, using the most current empirically-supported approaches and techniques available. My role is to support, empower and challenge you, to help you achieve the goals you set. I can provide gold-standard treatment for OCD; generalized anxiety, other anxiety, PTSD, complex trauma, and depression. I am dedicated to your care and can use/integrate modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, CBT, DBT, ACT, Exposure-Response Prevention (ERP), and EFFT.
(442) 259-8211 View (442) 259-8211
Kimberley Springer
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, LEP, NCSP
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Are you tired of your child struggling in school and you don't know why? Are you frustrated and need suggestions as to how to help your child reach their potential? Consider a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation. This includes cognitive assessments (IQ), processing assessments (visual, auditory, sensory motor, attention and cognitive), social emotional/behavioral assessments, academic assessments and/or additional assessments due to specific areas of concern (Autism, ADHD). Assessments begin at $2500.
Are you tired of your child struggling in school and you don't know why? Are you frustrated and need suggestions as to how to help your child reach their potential? Consider a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation. This includes cognitive assessments (IQ), processing assessments (visual, auditory, sensory motor, attention and cognitive), social emotional/behavioral assessments, academic assessments and/or additional assessments due to specific areas of concern (Autism, ADHD). Assessments begin at $2500.
(760) 472-5511 View (760) 472-5511
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Dr. Ramsey Ali
Psychologist, PhD, PSY, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
I am a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist. I am an experienced clinician that works with both adults and adolescents. I cover a wide range of concerns, specializing in trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, chronic pain. In addition to my private practice, I co-direct a PTSD program in San Diego, helping first responders and civilians successfully return to work after overcoming their trauma. I strive to provide a supportive environment while assisting you to experience, identify and understand the barriers in your way. I'm ready to take the next step and assist in your recovery!
I am a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist. I am an experienced clinician that works with both adults and adolescents. I cover a wide range of concerns, specializing in trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, chronic pain. In addition to my private practice, I co-direct a PTSD program in San Diego, helping first responders and civilians successfully return to work after overcoming their trauma. I strive to provide a supportive environment while assisting you to experience, identify and understand the barriers in your way. I'm ready to take the next step and assist in your recovery!
(442) 200-2232 View (442) 200-2232
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Carol Benton
BA, CHT, CLC
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92010
I assist you in identifying and removing limiting beliefs to reclaiming your sense of personal power. I provide the resources for your intentions to facilitate confident growth and increased clarity for a deeper enjoyment of life. Both online and in person, I support you as a guide, coach and hypnotherapist to move you towards a life filled with health, wellbeing and joy.
I assist you in identifying and removing limiting beliefs to reclaiming your sense of personal power. I provide the resources for your intentions to facilitate confident growth and increased clarity for a deeper enjoyment of life. Both online and in person, I support you as a guide, coach and hypnotherapist to move you towards a life filled with health, wellbeing and joy.
(760) 271-1617 View (760) 271-1617
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Lisa Krekler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Not accepting new clients
It is my practice, to encourage each client to discover their own inner resources and strengths while gaining personal empowerment. Whether you seek recovery from trauma, depression or anxiety, I will provide you the tools and skills to enhance your self-esteem, develop relationships and establish healthy boundaries and communication. As you learn to cope with life transitions and changes, we will incorporate mindfulness-based techniques, and challenge maladaptive thoughts and beliefs by approaching solutions to engage stressful situations, you will reduce emotional suffering.
It is my practice, to encourage each client to discover their own inner resources and strengths while gaining personal empowerment. Whether you seek recovery from trauma, depression or anxiety, I will provide you the tools and skills to enhance your self-esteem, develop relationships and establish healthy boundaries and communication. As you learn to cope with life transitions and changes, we will incorporate mindfulness-based techniques, and challenge maladaptive thoughts and beliefs by approaching solutions to engage stressful situations, you will reduce emotional suffering.
(858) 223-9987 View (858) 223-9987
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Jessica Furland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
Are you navigating the journey of pregnancy or early parenthood? If you find yourself battling anxiety, searching for relief from postpartum mood shifts, or confronting past traumas, I'm here to offer a helping hand. As a therapist specializing in anxiety, perinatal and postpartum mood, and trauma, I invite you to embark on this healing adventure together. Whether you're wrestling with anxiety, seeking to heal from trauma, or dealing with the tricks OCD plays on the mind, there are effective treatments that can lessen suffering and give you the life you deserve.
Are you navigating the journey of pregnancy or early parenthood? If you find yourself battling anxiety, searching for relief from postpartum mood shifts, or confronting past traumas, I'm here to offer a helping hand. As a therapist specializing in anxiety, perinatal and postpartum mood, and trauma, I invite you to embark on this healing adventure together. Whether you're wrestling with anxiety, seeking to heal from trauma, or dealing with the tricks OCD plays on the mind, there are effective treatments that can lessen suffering and give you the life you deserve.
(442) 239-6612 View (442) 239-6612
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A Guided Journey Counseling (Glenn L. Farr)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, Individ, Relatio, Family
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hi, do you want deeper peace, acceptance, love & joy for yourself, your relationships, and your family? Providing you with tools, perspective, and support is one of the most rewarding aspects of life for me. My name's Glenn and thank you for visiting my profile. I can't wait for you to turn life's challenges from stumbling blocks into stepping stones to a much better life than you ever thought possible. I look forward to our meeting, until then, take care. Your journey to a better life awaits. Call for a free phone consultation: 442-888-0873. Glenn Farr
Hi, do you want deeper peace, acceptance, love & joy for yourself, your relationships, and your family? Providing you with tools, perspective, and support is one of the most rewarding aspects of life for me. My name's Glenn and thank you for visiting my profile. I can't wait for you to turn life's challenges from stumbling blocks into stepping stones to a much better life than you ever thought possible. I look forward to our meeting, until then, take care. Your journey to a better life awaits. Call for a free phone consultation: 442-888-0873. Glenn Farr
(442) 244-9159 View (442) 244-9159
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Amanda (Reider) V. Nemeth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
My approach to working with clients is holistic, creative, and grounded in the specific story of each client. Through empathy, authenticity, and curiosity I help create a new vision for hope as I journey with my clients on their path toward healing. I have experience working with individual adults of all ages, couples, and families.
My approach to working with clients is holistic, creative, and grounded in the specific story of each client. Through empathy, authenticity, and curiosity I help create a new vision for hope as I journey with my clients on their path toward healing. I have experience working with individual adults of all ages, couples, and families.
(208) 647-4328 View (208) 647-4328

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Carlsbad, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Carlsbad, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
58% Cigna and Evernorth
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Carlsbad, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Carlsbad?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.