Therapists in Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA

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Samuel A. Newman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Are you struggling with relationships? Do you need help recovering from a traumatic event? Do you often feel sad and low on energy? Are you searching for ways to be more emotionally stable and less shut down? For over 25 years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families on a range of issues including substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, codependency, couples counseling, pre-martial counseling and more. In a highly personalized and collaborative treatment style, I help people understand the deeper reasons for why difficulties keep repeating over and over.
Are you struggling with relationships? Do you need help recovering from a traumatic event? Do you often feel sad and low on energy? Are you searching for ways to be more emotionally stable and less shut down? For over 25 years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families on a range of issues including substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, codependency, couples counseling, pre-martial counseling and more. In a highly personalized and collaborative treatment style, I help people understand the deeper reasons for why difficulties keep repeating over and over.
(619) 320-4249 View (619) 320-4249
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Jeff Palitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Your relationships are important. Your mental health matters. It's not easy to ask for help, and finding the help you need can be even harder. If you are experiencing anxiety, marital/family challenges, or depression you are not alone. Jeff Palitz, MFT, is a warm, knowledgeable and experienced therapist who is committed to assisting you in making constructive changes happen in your life. Visit www.eastlakecounseling.com for more information and 24 hour online scheduling.
Your relationships are important. Your mental health matters. It's not easy to ask for help, and finding the help you need can be even harder. If you are experiencing anxiety, marital/family challenges, or depression you are not alone. Jeff Palitz, MFT, is a warm, knowledgeable and experienced therapist who is committed to assisting you in making constructive changes happen in your life. Visit www.eastlakecounseling.com for more information and 24 hour online scheduling.
(619) 324-3614 View (619) 324-3614
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Dr. Danielle D Alfrey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Hello there! I'd be happy to work with you. I work mostly with adults, some teens on a limited basis. I have a specialty in medical psychology (i.e., health behavior change, insomnia, weight loss, cancer, grief/bereavement, etc.). Treatment is also available for those who suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and difficult life circumstances. Cognitive behavioral therapy is offered along with a motivational interviewing approach that is supportive and non-confrontational. Please email, or text to set up your intake appt. (619) 880-5711. Please include insurance info.
Hello there! I'd be happy to work with you. I work mostly with adults, some teens on a limited basis. I have a specialty in medical psychology (i.e., health behavior change, insomnia, weight loss, cancer, grief/bereavement, etc.). Treatment is also available for those who suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and difficult life circumstances. Cognitive behavioral therapy is offered along with a motivational interviewing approach that is supportive and non-confrontational. Please email, or text to set up your intake appt. (619) 880-5711. Please include insurance info.
(619) 361-7359 View (619) 361-7359
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Tia Stevens: Hope Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
I’m Tia and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that therapy is a time to be our true selves and explore our emotions in a safe space. Some modalities I implement in my therapy are Solution-focused, CBT, Gottman Methods, Narrative and Strategic. Through these modalities, I am goal-oriented and direct, all while taking the time to explore the issues at hand in order to meet your desired goals in therapy.
I’m Tia and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that therapy is a time to be our true selves and explore our emotions in a safe space. Some modalities I implement in my therapy are Solution-focused, CBT, Gottman Methods, Narrative and Strategic. Through these modalities, I am goal-oriented and direct, all while taking the time to explore the issues at hand in order to meet your desired goals in therapy.
(858) 771-2645 View (858) 771-2645
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Melissa Nefalar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
I believe in working with children, teens, and adults through a combination of guidance and direction. Therapy can involve relieving stress in family relationships and improvement in overall quality of life for those in treatment. A lot of time and energy are spent with all other aspects in life, why wouldn't we invest growth and enrichment with our loved ones?
I believe in working with children, teens, and adults through a combination of guidance and direction. Therapy can involve relieving stress in family relationships and improvement in overall quality of life for those in treatment. A lot of time and energy are spent with all other aspects in life, why wouldn't we invest growth and enrichment with our loved ones?
(619) 356-3562 View (619) 356-3562
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Sean Brannan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Sean Brannan is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapist (CHt), & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT#106207), specializing in hypnotherapy and relationship counseling. He works with men, women, couples, young adults and children. His work helps facilitate powerful life changes focused on the creation of a more meaningful, fulfilling life. "Our life's experiences are determined by a continual interaction of our mind, bodies, spirit, emotions, and relationships. Awareness and acceptance of these aspects of who we are is the key to creating an amazing life's journey".
Sean Brannan is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapist (CHt), & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT#106207), specializing in hypnotherapy and relationship counseling. He works with men, women, couples, young adults and children. His work helps facilitate powerful life changes focused on the creation of a more meaningful, fulfilling life. "Our life's experiences are determined by a continual interaction of our mind, bodies, spirit, emotions, and relationships. Awareness and acceptance of these aspects of who we are is the key to creating an amazing life's journey".
(619) 717-8591 View (619) 717-8591
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Juan F. Madrazo Torres
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way" Dr. Viktor Frankl Let me help you find your own path to a happier and healthier life. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychologist in San Diego, California. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults, specializing in the treatment of several disorders, such as major depression, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way" Dr. Viktor Frankl Let me help you find your own path to a happier and healthier life. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychologist in San Diego, California. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults, specializing in the treatment of several disorders, such as major depression, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
(619) 724-5148 View (619) 724-5148
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Glen F Pastores
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges to them. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges to them. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
(858) 952-0824 View (858) 952-0824
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Lucy Millan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Are you considering divorce? Has your spouse told you they want to end your marriage? If you're in the fog of divorce, Lucy will provide the safe space you need. Divorce is trauma, even if you are the leaving spouse, because it changes your whole life. What you thought you could trust is no longer there.
Are you considering divorce? Has your spouse told you they want to end your marriage? If you're in the fog of divorce, Lucy will provide the safe space you need. Divorce is trauma, even if you are the leaving spouse, because it changes your whole life. What you thought you could trust is no longer there.
(619) 340-1033 View (619) 340-1033
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Latanya Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Are you struggling to cope or survive a traumatic event that is affecting any or everything around you? Whether you were in a domestic violence relationship in which you don't know where to turn, experienced racial injustice, are a military servicemember who went through a deployment which left you isolated and depressed, I can help. Finding strength means finding a million reasons to smile and laugh when life gives you hundreds of reasons to give up. Isn't it time for you to find more reasons to appreciate how far you have come despite the obstacles that stand in your way?
Are you struggling to cope or survive a traumatic event that is affecting any or everything around you? Whether you were in a domestic violence relationship in which you don't know where to turn, experienced racial injustice, are a military servicemember who went through a deployment which left you isolated and depressed, I can help. Finding strength means finding a million reasons to smile and laugh when life gives you hundreds of reasons to give up. Isn't it time for you to find more reasons to appreciate how far you have come despite the obstacles that stand in your way?
(619) 329-8140 View (619) 329-8140
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Sylvia Botros
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Hello, I'm Sylvia Botros, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor dedicated to guiding individuals through challenges and fostering positive change. My approach is rooted in compassion, utilizing a strength-based model to empower clients toward personal growth. I specialize in working with a diverse range of individuals, including adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors, addressing various challenges such as anxiety, depression, and stress. My approach involves fostering trusting relationships in a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental environment.
Hello, I'm Sylvia Botros, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor dedicated to guiding individuals through challenges and fostering positive change. My approach is rooted in compassion, utilizing a strength-based model to empower clients toward personal growth. I specialize in working with a diverse range of individuals, including adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors, addressing various challenges such as anxiety, depression, and stress. My approach involves fostering trusting relationships in a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental environment.
(916) 848-6778 View (916) 848-6778
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Torey Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
My name is Torey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, work/life balance and life-changes. I utilize multiple therapeutic approaches; however, I lean towards a client-centered approach that will include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy mixed with mindfulness skills and techniques. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, navigating life transitions, or simply seeking more harmony in your work-life balance, I'm here to support you. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards personal growth, resilience, and a more fulfilling life.
My name is Torey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, work/life balance and life-changes. I utilize multiple therapeutic approaches; however, I lean towards a client-centered approach that will include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy mixed with mindfulness skills and techniques. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, navigating life transitions, or simply seeking more harmony in your work-life balance, I'm here to support you. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards personal growth, resilience, and a more fulfilling life.
(323) 375-2953 View (323) 375-2953
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Mayra Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
My name is Mayra Garcia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and older adults. I specialize in depression, anxiety, stress, grief and trauma. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, trauma-focused, and EMDR modalities to help my clients develop a better understanding of themselves and guide them through their healing process. I provide services in English and Spanish.
My name is Mayra Garcia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and older adults. I specialize in depression, anxiety, stress, grief and trauma. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, trauma-focused, and EMDR modalities to help my clients develop a better understanding of themselves and guide them through their healing process. I provide services in English and Spanish.
(619) 633-2748 View (619) 633-2748
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Ryannah Tannarome
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Ryannah, a resident of Northern California, earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Lawrence University. As a therapist, she has worked with children, adults, and families at local non-profits for the past twelve years. Additionally, she has served as a clinical supervisor for the last three years.
Ryannah, a resident of Northern California, earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Lawrence University. As a therapist, she has worked with children, adults, and families at local non-profits for the past twelve years. Additionally, she has served as a clinical supervisor for the last three years.
(323) 375-2312 View (323) 375-2312
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Brice Hildreth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Hello, my name is Brice Hildreth and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Every individual is unique and complex and I am adaptable to your needs in therapy. I greatly empathize with how your mental health can affect your overall well-being and ability to have satisfying and reciprocal relationships. I focus on building a strong therapeutic alliance using my wide range of experience and practice with you taking the lead in your journey to the outcomes and goals you seek. One of my passions is helping individuals understand the processes, thought patterns, and underlying causes of what is causing them distress in their life.
Hello, my name is Brice Hildreth and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Every individual is unique and complex and I am adaptable to your needs in therapy. I greatly empathize with how your mental health can affect your overall well-being and ability to have satisfying and reciprocal relationships. I focus on building a strong therapeutic alliance using my wide range of experience and practice with you taking the lead in your journey to the outcomes and goals you seek. One of my passions is helping individuals understand the processes, thought patterns, and underlying causes of what is causing them distress in their life.
(661) 449-2962 View (661) 449-2962
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Emily Cortez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read about me. My name is Emily Cortez and I am an LMFT in CA. It is my hope to connect with you in a warm, supportive space to help process and tackle the many challenges that life throws at us. I have been practicing in the field going on 5 years now and have experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjustment/life transitions, trauma, and grief/loss. Clients can expect a warm, friendly therapist who is eager to get to know them and initially understand what brings them to therapy at this time.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read about me. My name is Emily Cortez and I am an LMFT in CA. It is my hope to connect with you in a warm, supportive space to help process and tackle the many challenges that life throws at us. I have been practicing in the field going on 5 years now and have experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjustment/life transitions, trauma, and grief/loss. Clients can expect a warm, friendly therapist who is eager to get to know them and initially understand what brings them to therapy at this time.
(916) 589-6987 View (916) 589-6987
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Alexandra Mari Pelonia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Hope is something I would wish for my clients to take away in therapy. Everyone can benefit from feeling a little hope; cultivating hope can be a shield and a path to moving forward. In therapy, cultivating hope could look like creating clear and achievable goals that matter to you and speak to your values. It might also look like learning to be unafraid of uncertainties but rather be excited and curious about it. Cultivating hope in therapy also translates into learning that we all deserve to have healthy relationships, boundaries, respect, and genuine connection. Lastly, cultivating hope requires commitment and practice.
Hope is something I would wish for my clients to take away in therapy. Everyone can benefit from feeling a little hope; cultivating hope can be a shield and a path to moving forward. In therapy, cultivating hope could look like creating clear and achievable goals that matter to you and speak to your values. It might also look like learning to be unafraid of uncertainties but rather be excited and curious about it. Cultivating hope in therapy also translates into learning that we all deserve to have healthy relationships, boundaries, respect, and genuine connection. Lastly, cultivating hope requires commitment and practice.
(619) 815-7436 View (619) 815-7436
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Michelle Van Aken
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
As a compassionate and attuned therapist, my mission is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore and transform the challenges you face. Together, we will unlock the power of your brain's natural healing abilities, leading you towards a more fulfilling and authentic life. I am a dedicated and empathic therapist with a passion for helping navigate emotional landscapes. With specialized training in Brainspotting, a cutting-edge approach in trauma and stress resolution, as well as other modalities, I offer you a unique therapeutic experience tailored to your specific needs.
As a compassionate and attuned therapist, my mission is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore and transform the challenges you face. Together, we will unlock the power of your brain's natural healing abilities, leading you towards a more fulfilling and authentic life. I am a dedicated and empathic therapist with a passion for helping navigate emotional landscapes. With specialized training in Brainspotting, a cutting-edge approach in trauma and stress resolution, as well as other modalities, I offer you a unique therapeutic experience tailored to your specific needs.
(619) 536-1534 View (619) 536-1534
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Claudia Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Hello, my name is Dia Williams. I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations. I very much like a positive and holistic approach to therapy. I believe in a person-centered approach as you are the expert of your life and your life experiences, so collaborative we will write your new narrative. I commonly use principles and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play therapy and Trauma resiliency model, somatic work for nervous system regulation and Mindfulness techniques.
Hello, my name is Dia Williams. I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations. I very much like a positive and holistic approach to therapy. I believe in a person-centered approach as you are the expert of your life and your life experiences, so collaborative we will write your new narrative. I commonly use principles and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play therapy and Trauma resiliency model, somatic work for nervous system regulation and Mindfulness techniques.
(323) 417-1082 View (323) 417-1082
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Rachel Eriguel
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA 91913
My name is Rachel Eriguel. I am a Clinical Psychologist (Psy.D) who is passionate about helping individuals overcome personal challenges through ways such as insight development, teaching skills, and cognitive change, in order to foster growth and improve quality of life. I typically work with clients who have situational distress, or mood disorders, accompanied by behavioral concerns that stem from trauma, lack of insight, and distorted mindsets.
My name is Rachel Eriguel. I am a Clinical Psychologist (Psy.D) who is passionate about helping individuals overcome personal challenges through ways such as insight development, teaching skills, and cognitive change, in order to foster growth and improve quality of life. I typically work with clients who have situational distress, or mood disorders, accompanied by behavioral concerns that stem from trauma, lack of insight, and distorted mindsets.
(619) 848-1019 View (619) 848-1019

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
84% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
68% Relationship Issues
68% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
79% Optum
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista, CA see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista?

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.