Therapists in Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA

Photo of Sona Topalian, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA
Sona Topalian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204  (Online Only)
Sona is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Doctoral Candidate striving to further her education, experience, and competency to better serve her clients. Sona’s presence in the room models a corrective and meaningful relationship with her clients which enhances trust and therapeutic connection. By modelling these corrective experiences, Sona is able to implement interventions to focus on developing insight, actionable change, healing the relationship with the self, and identity formation. Sona prefaces the importance of understanding what the therapeutic process will look like and will support you through your growth.
Sona is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Doctoral Candidate striving to further her education, experience, and competency to better serve her clients. Sona’s presence in the room models a corrective and meaningful relationship with her clients which enhances trust and therapeutic connection. By modelling these corrective experiences, Sona is able to implement interventions to focus on developing insight, actionable change, healing the relationship with the self, and identity formation. Sona prefaces the importance of understanding what the therapeutic process will look like and will support you through your growth.
(747) 281-4053 View (747) 281-4053
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Emma Rebecca Crissman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204  (Online Only)
As your therapist, it is my goal to develop a safe and secure relationship with you in order for you to have a safe space in exploring all parts of yourself. In this relationship, I will be genuine and provide empathy and unconditional positive regard. I believe true change can occur by gaining insight and understanding of unresolved issues and how they show up in your present life. Throughout this process I will integrate mindfulness, development in skill building to manage distress tolerance and emotional regulation, and improve interpersonal problem solving skills.
As your therapist, it is my goal to develop a safe and secure relationship with you in order for you to have a safe space in exploring all parts of yourself. In this relationship, I will be genuine and provide empathy and unconditional positive regard. I believe true change can occur by gaining insight and understanding of unresolved issues and how they show up in your present life. Throughout this process I will integrate mindfulness, development in skill building to manage distress tolerance and emotional regulation, and improve interpersonal problem solving skills.
(818) 646-5446 View (818) 646-5446
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Dr. Cynthia Manguba
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204  (Online Only)
Therapy can be an opportunity for individuals to grow, understand themselves better and find an overall balance in life. I believe that individuals are resilient and can flourish despite any challenges they may face. As a therapist, I provide my clients with a safe, supportive and empathetic environment (along with a dash of humor). Through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will explore your past and earlier experiences in hopes of gaining insight to how they have impacted the way you function now. We will identify any unhelpful patterns or behaviors that may be getting in the way of you reaching your fullest potential.
Therapy can be an opportunity for individuals to grow, understand themselves better and find an overall balance in life. I believe that individuals are resilient and can flourish despite any challenges they may face. As a therapist, I provide my clients with a safe, supportive and empathetic environment (along with a dash of humor). Through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will explore your past and earlier experiences in hopes of gaining insight to how they have impacted the way you function now. We will identify any unhelpful patterns or behaviors that may be getting in the way of you reaching your fullest potential.
(626) 539-7290 View (626) 539-7290
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Sarah H Eggers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, MFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
You are not the problems you are dealing with. The fundamental belief that guides my practice as a psychotherapist is that all of us are worthy, lovable and creative beings capable of thriving and sustaining meaningful relationships. But there are times when we may lose sight of that. Perhaps you have been functioning well for years, but something has happened to upset your equilibrium or temporarily overwhelm your ability to cope. Perhaps you have been harboring feelings of inadequacy your whole life. In either instance, I can help reacquaint you with your strength and purpose, and innate worthiness.
You are not the problems you are dealing with. The fundamental belief that guides my practice as a psychotherapist is that all of us are worthy, lovable and creative beings capable of thriving and sustaining meaningful relationships. But there are times when we may lose sight of that. Perhaps you have been functioning well for years, but something has happened to upset your equilibrium or temporarily overwhelm your ability to cope. Perhaps you have been harboring feelings of inadequacy your whole life. In either instance, I can help reacquaint you with your strength and purpose, and innate worthiness.
(626) 460-2838 View (626) 460-2838
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Bennett Williamson
PhD
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
I emphasize a more here and now approach to therapy, sometimes referred to as present-centered therapy. I focus on ways to free your mind from past problems and painful memories as well as limit your worry about negative future scenarios. This can help you live your life and relationships more fully now. We will address your concerns together in a collaborative, mutually respectful way. In my practice I work with a diverse range of clients, lifestyles, ethnicities, and careers. There is much more information about my practice and my approach on my website, which I encourage you to view.
I emphasize a more here and now approach to therapy, sometimes referred to as present-centered therapy. I focus on ways to free your mind from past problems and painful memories as well as limit your worry about negative future scenarios. This can help you live your life and relationships more fully now. We will address your concerns together in a collaborative, mutually respectful way. In my practice I work with a diverse range of clients, lifestyles, ethnicities, and careers. There is much more information about my practice and my approach on my website, which I encourage you to view.
(323) 529-3973 View (323) 529-3973
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Jeffrey Lance
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Lance has 34 years of experience in the field. His graduate degrees are in counseling/marriage and family therapy and psychology. He also has an undergraduate degree in Religion. His major focus is in helping individuals and couples work through life-limiting patterns and blocks to greater happiness and fulfillment. It takes courage to look at our relationships and ourselves openly and honestly. Many of us avoid our emotional symptoms (anxiety, relationship problems, compulsions, etc.) hoping they will just go away. We often need someone to help us work through the patterns that we are unaware of in our lives.
Dr. Lance has 34 years of experience in the field. His graduate degrees are in counseling/marriage and family therapy and psychology. He also has an undergraduate degree in Religion. His major focus is in helping individuals and couples work through life-limiting patterns and blocks to greater happiness and fulfillment. It takes courage to look at our relationships and ourselves openly and honestly. Many of us avoid our emotional symptoms (anxiety, relationship problems, compulsions, etc.) hoping they will just go away. We often need someone to help us work through the patterns that we are unaware of in our lives.
(213) 290-4981 View (213) 290-4981
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Hillary Goldsher
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
My work focuses on helping individuals achieve a level of clarity and consciousness in their lives that can create a sense of joy, groundedness and growth. Growth can take many forms in one's life: improved relationships, improved sense of well-being, enhanced sense of self, reduction of painful/unwanted symptoms, career success, etc. My approach focuses on understanding and uncovering what stands in the way of one's growth. This process lays the groundwork for reaching a place of greater fulfillment. I seek to explore issues from the past/present to provide insight into what motivates present feelings and behaviors.
My work focuses on helping individuals achieve a level of clarity and consciousness in their lives that can create a sense of joy, groundedness and growth. Growth can take many forms in one's life: improved relationships, improved sense of well-being, enhanced sense of self, reduction of painful/unwanted symptoms, career success, etc. My approach focuses on understanding and uncovering what stands in the way of one's growth. This process lays the groundwork for reaching a place of greater fulfillment. I seek to explore issues from the past/present to provide insight into what motivates present feelings and behaviors.
(424) 226-4551 View (424) 226-4551
Photo of Sara Lee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA
Sara Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
Are you struggling with anxiety, unresolved trauma, addiction, fears or relationship problems that interfere in your life? I recognize firsthand the complexities of these issues and am a consistent advocate for those who seek growth and recovery. One day at a time, miracles happen and I have been blessed to be actively involved in 12 step programs for over 32 years. I utilize a variety of cutting edge therapies including EMDR, motivational and other innovative techniques to improve the lives of individuals seeking change. I encourage people to build on their strengths, discover their gifts and live the life of their dreams.
Are you struggling with anxiety, unresolved trauma, addiction, fears or relationship problems that interfere in your life? I recognize firsthand the complexities of these issues and am a consistent advocate for those who seek growth and recovery. One day at a time, miracles happen and I have been blessed to be actively involved in 12 step programs for over 32 years. I utilize a variety of cutting edge therapies including EMDR, motivational and other innovative techniques to improve the lives of individuals seeking change. I encourage people to build on their strengths, discover their gifts and live the life of their dreams.
(626) 671-4504 View (626) 671-4504
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Jennifer Ann Giancola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
My work focuses on the process of acceptance and integration of aspects of ourselves that we like and those that we find challenging. We all struggle at times with self-doubt and self-worth issues. These feelings are difficult to cope with and hinder our ability to really get to know ourselves and others. Through conversation and a deep curiosity and caring about my client's, I help to broaden their understanding of themselves. My clients begin to have more authentic experiences by finding meaning in their life experiences and gaining new insights that help them achieve their personal goals.
My work focuses on the process of acceptance and integration of aspects of ourselves that we like and those that we find challenging. We all struggle at times with self-doubt and self-worth issues. These feelings are difficult to cope with and hinder our ability to really get to know ourselves and others. Through conversation and a deep curiosity and caring about my client's, I help to broaden their understanding of themselves. My clients begin to have more authentic experiences by finding meaning in their life experiences and gaining new insights that help them achieve their personal goals.
(323) 870-8341 View (323) 870-8341
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Anthony Jay Gershenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204  (Online Only)
After 13 years of clinical experience, one thing I have learned is that no matter what reason brings you to therapy, the single most important factor in finding the right therapist for you is comfort and trust in the relationship, not just clinical skill. This is where you as the client get to be choosey. I'm a highly interactive therapist, as eager to offer observations and insights as I am to listen. My approach to therapy focuses on developing your strengths and effective coping tools, while helping clients build insight into underlying factors that feed problematic symptoms.
After 13 years of clinical experience, one thing I have learned is that no matter what reason brings you to therapy, the single most important factor in finding the right therapist for you is comfort and trust in the relationship, not just clinical skill. This is where you as the client get to be choosey. I'm a highly interactive therapist, as eager to offer observations and insights as I am to listen. My approach to therapy focuses on developing your strengths and effective coping tools, while helping clients build insight into underlying factors that feed problematic symptoms.
(323) 886-0280 View (323) 886-0280
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Herbert Takhmazyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
I am a depth oriented psychotherapist with experience working with clients suffering from symptoms and behaviors that require somewhat of an unconventional approach. At times, people experience symptoms and behaviors that have a root cause in the unconscious that cannot readily be accessed with conscious intervention. I work with clients that are suffering from symptoms which can be symbolic of something greater within the psyche. For example, one can have a phobia of a particular thing only to find that the underlying cause had nothing to do with the object of which they feared.
I am a depth oriented psychotherapist with experience working with clients suffering from symptoms and behaviors that require somewhat of an unconventional approach. At times, people experience symptoms and behaviors that have a root cause in the unconscious that cannot readily be accessed with conscious intervention. I work with clients that are suffering from symptoms which can be symbolic of something greater within the psyche. For example, one can have a phobia of a particular thing only to find that the underlying cause had nothing to do with the object of which they feared.
(424) 295-0811 View (424) 295-0811
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Lousine Stepanian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
I specialize in working with children and adolescent, adults and families. Whether you're looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time, or you're open to a real change in your life, together, we can work to achieve dreams, and meet your goals. I believe in uniqueness of each individual needs and therefore the treatment I provide is tailored to unique individual needs. My goal is accompanying each client in working through barriers to expressing their true self, finding self-acceptance, happiness and peace.
I specialize in working with children and adolescent, adults and families. Whether you're looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time, or you're open to a real change in your life, together, we can work to achieve dreams, and meet your goals. I believe in uniqueness of each individual needs and therefore the treatment I provide is tailored to unique individual needs. My goal is accompanying each client in working through barriers to expressing their true self, finding self-acceptance, happiness and peace.
(818) 572-1121 View (818) 572-1121
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Madeleine Sayegh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
“My mission as a therapist is to create a compassionate culturally sensitive environment for my clients through my undivided attention and full support in order to promote safe expression, acceptance and guidance through life difficult moments”. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships. I am a highly culturally sensitive, multilingual and internationally traveled individual who has accumulated years of experience working in different areas of marriage of family counseling.
“My mission as a therapist is to create a compassionate culturally sensitive environment for my clients through my undivided attention and full support in order to promote safe expression, acceptance and guidance through life difficult moments”. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships. I am a highly culturally sensitive, multilingual and internationally traveled individual who has accumulated years of experience working in different areas of marriage of family counseling.
(818) 928-6832 View (818) 928-6832
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Elaine B Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204  (Online Only)
I care very much about my clients. I want to see them improve their lives. I limit the number of clients that I will see because I want to be totally committed to helping them change. I am quite honest and frank in my approach, and I hope that in time they will trust me and be honest with me as well. For further information please visit my webpage at www.elainemoorephd.com.
I care very much about my clients. I want to see them improve their lives. I limit the number of clients that I will see because I want to be totally committed to helping them change. I am quite honest and frank in my approach, and I hope that in time they will trust me and be honest with me as well. For further information please visit my webpage at www.elainemoorephd.com.
(818) 960-1466 View (818) 960-1466
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Center for Marriage & Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204  (Online Only)
I work with couples, individuals and families. I was born and raised in Japan and speak Japanese as well as English. I've been trained in grief & loss issues, as well as trauma issues. I'm a certified EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy:http://www.laceft.org/) therapist and also a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist. I am also trained in a very effective and deep processing model called, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy).
I work with couples, individuals and families. I was born and raised in Japan and speak Japanese as well as English. I've been trained in grief & loss issues, as well as trauma issues. I'm a certified EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy:http://www.laceft.org/) therapist and also a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist. I am also trained in a very effective and deep processing model called, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy).
(626) 539-9784 View (626) 539-9784
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Carolyn Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, PhD
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
Waitlist for new clients
Finding grace and serenity and balance in life is no easy task - even with the foundation of a supportive, liberating childhood; miraculously healthy personal boundaries; and true friends, colleagues, mentors, and lovers. Self-sabotage, self-doubt, seemingly mistaken paths: we're all vulnerable. We find ourselves yearning for an elusive guidebook - to rewrite our lifestory or escape from sometimes paralyzing anguish. All the more so if an overlay of fresh or longstanding trauma (heartbreak, grief, abuse, crises of health, home, or employment) overwhelms and destabilizes us or undermines our ability to trust, to forgive our missteps, even to breathe deep.
Finding grace and serenity and balance in life is no easy task - even with the foundation of a supportive, liberating childhood; miraculously healthy personal boundaries; and true friends, colleagues, mentors, and lovers. Self-sabotage, self-doubt, seemingly mistaken paths: we're all vulnerable. We find ourselves yearning for an elusive guidebook - to rewrite our lifestory or escape from sometimes paralyzing anguish. All the more so if an overlay of fresh or longstanding trauma (heartbreak, grief, abuse, crises of health, home, or employment) overwhelms and destabilizes us or undermines our ability to trust, to forgive our missteps, even to breathe deep.
(541) 238-9298 View (541) 238-9298
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Kristin Cantella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
Is there something in your life that you really want to change or create but are having difficulty bringing about that change? Are you feeling frustrated and unable to overcome the difficulties that limit you from having the kind of intimacy, connection and closeness that you desire in your relationships? With over 15 years of experience as a licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Glendale community, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise, helping clients to achieve the results they desire.
Is there something in your life that you really want to change or create but are having difficulty bringing about that change? Are you feeling frustrated and unable to overcome the difficulties that limit you from having the kind of intimacy, connection and closeness that you desire in your relationships? With over 15 years of experience as a licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Glendale community, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise, helping clients to achieve the results they desire.
(626) 421-7326 View (626) 421-7326
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Nazare Magaz
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
Treatment with me is a dedicated journey to your growth and wellbeing. I offer the highest level of clinical expertise,3 doctorates, with absolute regard to you as a unique individual. I am committed to help you learn and improve your life. My specialization in attachments (parents and beyond), will provide you with essential understanding of the impact of early relationship on current difficulties. Additionally, my dialectical and metallization expertise will help you develop skills to alleviate anxiety/depression and improve all relationship, yourself included. I will help you increase calmness, joy, confidence and understanding.
Treatment with me is a dedicated journey to your growth and wellbeing. I offer the highest level of clinical expertise,3 doctorates, with absolute regard to you as a unique individual. I am committed to help you learn and improve your life. My specialization in attachments (parents and beyond), will provide you with essential understanding of the impact of early relationship on current difficulties. Additionally, my dialectical and metallization expertise will help you develop skills to alleviate anxiety/depression and improve all relationship, yourself included. I will help you increase calmness, joy, confidence and understanding.
(626) 310-7047 View (626) 310-7047
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Shaney Watters
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204  (Online Only)
You sat down at your computer to find help, but you’ve been sitting there, immobile. Your body and emotions feel numb, almost paralyzed. Even though you’re stuck, you know it’s time to do something different. You’ve tried finding resilience in the things that used to help…but food, music, even relationships leave you feeling unfulfilled. At work, your inner critic shouts, “You’re a fraud!” Living in Los Angeles takes every ounce of energy you’ve got. And what’s the point if you can’t connect to your own inner strength? Is it even possible to have a genuine and joyful relationship with yourself?
You sat down at your computer to find help, but you’ve been sitting there, immobile. Your body and emotions feel numb, almost paralyzed. Even though you’re stuck, you know it’s time to do something different. You’ve tried finding resilience in the things that used to help…but food, music, even relationships leave you feeling unfulfilled. At work, your inner critic shouts, “You’re a fraud!” Living in Los Angeles takes every ounce of energy you’ve got. And what’s the point if you can’t connect to your own inner strength? Is it even possible to have a genuine and joyful relationship with yourself?
(323) 287-5853 View (323) 287-5853
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Jessica Gillespie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA 91204
My mission is to empower those that I work with to have meaningful connections to themselves and the world around them.I specialize in supporting individuals, couples and families who are in transition - specifically, if a family member is in treatment or struggling with abuse, trauma, eating disorders or chemical dependency. It is very important to me that I respect my clients' philosophies, values and goals in therapy. As I work with a family, I'm sensitive to the experience of being invited in and I only offer solutions that fit within the family culture.
My mission is to empower those that I work with to have meaningful connections to themselves and the world around them.I specialize in supporting individuals, couples and families who are in transition - specifically, if a family member is in treatment or struggling with abuse, trauma, eating disorders or chemical dependency. It is very important to me that I respect my clients' philosophies, values and goals in therapy. As I work with a family, I'm sensitive to the experience of being invited in and I only offer solutions that fit within the family culture.
(626) 269-2812 View (626) 269-2812

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
85% Trauma and PTSD
83% Grief
79% Family Conflict
68% Addiction

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Cigna and Evernorth
81% Optum
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pacific Edison, Glendale, CA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pacific Edison, Glendale?

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.