Therapists in Granada Hills, CA

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Christina Beckman-Praniuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. I enjoy working with children and adults of all ages to help them achieve their therapy goals, and ultimately to lead happier and healthier lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. I enjoy working with children and adults of all ages to help them achieve their therapy goals, and ultimately to lead happier and healthier lives.
(747) 318-4452 View (747) 318-4452
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Gale Vergara LaFreniere
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Do you ever think, "why is it so hard to get along?" Do you wonder why love doesn't seem to be enough to stop the fighting? Do you end up fighting and arguing when you're just trying to discuss things? Do you ever wonder why you just can't seem to understand each other? Do you wake up in the middle of the night thinking, "I can't do this anymore! I hate this! Why is this relationship so hard?!? There must be a better way!"
Do you ever think, "why is it so hard to get along?" Do you wonder why love doesn't seem to be enough to stop the fighting? Do you end up fighting and arguing when you're just trying to discuss things? Do you ever wonder why you just can't seem to understand each other? Do you wake up in the middle of the night thinking, "I can't do this anymore! I hate this! Why is this relationship so hard?!? There must be a better way!"
(818) 963-9219 View (818) 963-9219
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Robin Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP, TEB
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344  (Online Only)
Have you tried therapy before but it never seemed to help you realize the changes you wanted? Have you felt like no matter how hard you tried to heal, worked hard in your career, fit with your family, that you feel stuck or that you never quite “make it”? Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, but no one knows? I specialize in helping you find your way in this weird, wild and stressful world, to deepen your relationship with yourself and others.
Have you tried therapy before but it never seemed to help you realize the changes you wanted? Have you felt like no matter how hard you tried to heal, worked hard in your career, fit with your family, that you feel stuck or that you never quite “make it”? Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, but no one knows? I specialize in helping you find your way in this weird, wild and stressful world, to deepen your relationship with yourself and others.
(818) 650-3422 View (818) 650-3422
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Eric Berrenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you’re dealing with relationship problems, stress, anxiety, depression, low confidence, or experiencing any sort of overwhelming thoughts and feelings; you don’t have to go at it alone. As a licensed therapist, I have the training and experience to help you work through these difficult and emotional times. Let me help empower you to reach your goals and start living a more satisfying life.
Whether you’re dealing with relationship problems, stress, anxiety, depression, low confidence, or experiencing any sort of overwhelming thoughts and feelings; you don’t have to go at it alone. As a licensed therapist, I have the training and experience to help you work through these difficult and emotional times. Let me help empower you to reach your goals and start living a more satisfying life.
(818) 351-7321 View (818) 351-7321
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Megan Mathewson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
I currently do not have any availability but am happy to provide referrals. I believe that people have an innate capacity to heal and make desired changes in their lives, but the work of personal and relational growth can be difficult and doesn’t have to be done alone. I offer a safe and supportive space where we can work together on creating what you want to see in your life. My style is collaborative, authentic and rooted in compassion. I use a blend of evidenced-based approaches, including CBT, DBT and EMDR for depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and trauma.
I currently do not have any availability but am happy to provide referrals. I believe that people have an innate capacity to heal and make desired changes in their lives, but the work of personal and relational growth can be difficult and doesn’t have to be done alone. I offer a safe and supportive space where we can work together on creating what you want to see in your life. My style is collaborative, authentic and rooted in compassion. I use a blend of evidenced-based approaches, including CBT, DBT and EMDR for depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and trauma.
(747) 239-4588 View (747) 239-4588
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Heather L. Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Granada Hills, CA 91344  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated and don't know why? Is worry keeping you up at night? Feeling so down it's difficult to follow through with plans? Struggling with getting or staying clean and sober? Are past experiences affecting your current relationships? Whether you are going through a transition in your life, struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma or substance abuse, or looking to improve relationships, I can help you. Together we will determine goals, enhance your strengths and explore areas you wish to improve.
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated and don't know why? Is worry keeping you up at night? Feeling so down it's difficult to follow through with plans? Struggling with getting or staying clean and sober? Are past experiences affecting your current relationships? Whether you are going through a transition in your life, struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma or substance abuse, or looking to improve relationships, I can help you. Together we will determine goals, enhance your strengths and explore areas you wish to improve.
(530) 461-5148 View (530) 461-5148
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David Ellner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Hello, my name is David. I have worked in the mental healthcare field for over 20 years. I have worked with young adults, veterans, individuals diagnosed with severe psychiatric disorders, older adults, and adults struggling with substance abuse disorders, including those suffering from homelessness. My top modalities include Eclectic and Psychodynamic approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness/Meditation. Through a secure-video format, I offer traditional, high-quality therapy to treat a variety of stressful and challenging conditions.
Hello, my name is David. I have worked in the mental healthcare field for over 20 years. I have worked with young adults, veterans, individuals diagnosed with severe psychiatric disorders, older adults, and adults struggling with substance abuse disorders, including those suffering from homelessness. My top modalities include Eclectic and Psychodynamic approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness/Meditation. Through a secure-video format, I offer traditional, high-quality therapy to treat a variety of stressful and challenging conditions.
(747) 281-2874 View (747) 281-2874
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Dr. Araksya Arutyunyan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Granada Hills, CA 91344
I work with people who process life's challenges differently learn differently and think differently. I will help you discover what works best for you to do better in school/college, work; life in general. Together we will uncover your how you heal best and your strengths. We will figure out how you learn or perform best. We will also work on your weaknesses (memory, attention, focus, anxiety, coping skills, etc.). Contact me if you feel like you could be achieving more in life, but something is holding you back, you feel like you are stuck or if your child/teen struggles in life and school with with everyday tasks and demands.
I work with people who process life's challenges differently learn differently and think differently. I will help you discover what works best for you to do better in school/college, work; life in general. Together we will uncover your how you heal best and your strengths. We will figure out how you learn or perform best. We will also work on your weaknesses (memory, attention, focus, anxiety, coping skills, etc.). Contact me if you feel like you could be achieving more in life, but something is holding you back, you feel like you are stuck or if your child/teen struggles in life and school with with everyday tasks and demands.
(818) 221-2045 View (818) 221-2045
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Jennifer S Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Not accepting new clients
We do not seek a therapist because we are crazy, sick or broken; we seek help when our challenges outstrip our ability to cope. You may want to change, but feel locked into old behaviors and patterns. In therapy, you take a journey into yourself. I serve as a guide, pointing out areas of interest; highlighting new perspectives and helping you make your own choices along the way. I help carry the burden until you are strong enough to carry it yourself or discover that there is no burden left.
We do not seek a therapist because we are crazy, sick or broken; we seek help when our challenges outstrip our ability to cope. You may want to change, but feel locked into old behaviors and patterns. In therapy, you take a journey into yourself. I serve as a guide, pointing out areas of interest; highlighting new perspectives and helping you make your own choices along the way. I help carry the burden until you are strong enough to carry it yourself or discover that there is no burden left.
(818) 381-4905 View (818) 381-4905
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Joey Dolowy III
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Choosing a therapist can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. You only have to call if you are interested in starting therapy with me. I have a number of specializations: from Drug Addiction issues to Depression/Anxiety: from sessions while hiking to group therapy for anxiety, dyslexia, depression, gender transitional, gender fluid individuals and lastly cutters/self Harm. I particularly do well with teenagers: angry, lost, without focus, and those teens that are perpetually sad/distracted. House Calls, Hiking and Biking therapy sessions are an option if you would like.
Choosing a therapist can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. You only have to call if you are interested in starting therapy with me. I have a number of specializations: from Drug Addiction issues to Depression/Anxiety: from sessions while hiking to group therapy for anxiety, dyslexia, depression, gender transitional, gender fluid individuals and lastly cutters/self Harm. I particularly do well with teenagers: angry, lost, without focus, and those teens that are perpetually sad/distracted. House Calls, Hiking and Biking therapy sessions are an option if you would like.
(818) 660-1701 View (818) 660-1701
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Rain Elizabeth Wald
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Across the past eight years, I have worked with a multitude of people with a vast array of presenting issues. Regardless of whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, low self-esteem or relational problems, I can help. I have a truly eclectic approach to therapy in that I will personalize each session to your needs when you come in the door, as I firmly believe empowerment and growth come from a genuine meeting between two people. I also feel that humor and self reflection are a great starting place for finding and building upon your strengths.
Across the past eight years, I have worked with a multitude of people with a vast array of presenting issues. Regardless of whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, low self-esteem or relational problems, I can help. I have a truly eclectic approach to therapy in that I will personalize each session to your needs when you come in the door, as I firmly believe empowerment and growth come from a genuine meeting between two people. I also feel that humor and self reflection are a great starting place for finding and building upon your strengths.
(818) 722-2320 View (818) 722-2320
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Maribel Munguia Dugas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC, CIMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Granada Hills, CA 91344
As a Latina provider, I am mindful of how our culture and upbringing can impact our sense of self and how we handle challenges. I believe in being culturally mindful and also consider how physical, social and other factors impact our mental health. I am also open to discussing your spiritual journey if you would like. My clients usually appreciate a tailored approach that incorporates the most appropriate treatment for their specific situation. As professionals, we can also get very busy but with the availability of services via Telehealth, you can easily schedule this time for yourself and your growth. Hablo Espanol!!
As a Latina provider, I am mindful of how our culture and upbringing can impact our sense of self and how we handle challenges. I believe in being culturally mindful and also consider how physical, social and other factors impact our mental health. I am also open to discussing your spiritual journey if you would like. My clients usually appreciate a tailored approach that incorporates the most appropriate treatment for their specific situation. As professionals, we can also get very busy but with the availability of services via Telehealth, you can easily schedule this time for yourself and your growth. Hablo Espanol!!
(818) 900-7409 View (818) 900-7409
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Lexington Magnuson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Granada Hills, CA 91344
My background includes working with individuals who needed support when faced with depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, trauma, addictive behaviors, codependency, domestic violence, grief & loss, life transitions, and interpersonal relationship issues. In addition to my being a clinical Psychotherapist, I am providing Life Coaching support. Life coaches help the clients they work with focus on identifying and moving towards personal and, at times, professional goals. Through focused coaching support, clients can learn healthy and helpful ways of navigating through challenges in creating a life they feel excited about.
My background includes working with individuals who needed support when faced with depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, trauma, addictive behaviors, codependency, domestic violence, grief & loss, life transitions, and interpersonal relationship issues. In addition to my being a clinical Psychotherapist, I am providing Life Coaching support. Life coaches help the clients they work with focus on identifying and moving towards personal and, at times, professional goals. Through focused coaching support, clients can learn healthy and helpful ways of navigating through challenges in creating a life they feel excited about.
(818) 928-6790 View (818) 928-6790
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Margarita Vieyra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Hi there! I'm Maggy (she/Ella). I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social worker, PPSC who leads with compassion and cultural sensitivity. I am very passionate about reducing mental health disparities and promoting overall mental wellness among our communities. My focus areas of practice include addressing concerns such as grief, anxiety, and depression and supporting clients in developing effective coping and mindfulness skills.
Hi there! I'm Maggy (she/Ella). I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social worker, PPSC who leads with compassion and cultural sensitivity. I am very passionate about reducing mental health disparities and promoting overall mental wellness among our communities. My focus areas of practice include addressing concerns such as grief, anxiety, and depression and supporting clients in developing effective coping and mindfulness skills.
(747) 225-8517 View (747) 225-8517
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Archelena McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
My name is Archelena McDonald (the preferred name is Dee Dee), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and serving clients statewide via telehealth. I currently work with adults and specialize in providing treatment for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, psychosis, grief and loss, PTSD, and couples/family counseling. Therapy is never a "one size fits all," so I try to partner with my client to help identify desired areas of growth.
My name is Archelena McDonald (the preferred name is Dee Dee), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and serving clients statewide via telehealth. I currently work with adults and specialize in providing treatment for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, psychosis, grief and loss, PTSD, and couples/family counseling. Therapy is never a "one size fits all," so I try to partner with my client to help identify desired areas of growth.
(747) 318-3534 View (747) 318-3534
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Teresa Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344  (Online Only)
Life can get overwhelming sometimes and what we may need is someone to listen and help us work through those life challenges. I Identify as a Latina, female therapist, who is bilingual (English/Spanish) I work with adolescents, adults, and older adults, of diverse cultural backgrounds. I believe in providing a safe, secure, and calming space. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches including, a strengths-based approach, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, exposure therapy, meditation, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, as well as cognitive behavioral (CBT).
Life can get overwhelming sometimes and what we may need is someone to listen and help us work through those life challenges. I Identify as a Latina, female therapist, who is bilingual (English/Spanish) I work with adolescents, adults, and older adults, of diverse cultural backgrounds. I believe in providing a safe, secure, and calming space. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches including, a strengths-based approach, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, exposure therapy, meditation, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, as well as cognitive behavioral (CBT).
(747) 285-4170 View (747) 285-4170
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Renee Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
My name is Renee Price, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Diego, California, however I work with clients statewide via Telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, cancer/chronic illness and mood disorders using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as some of the tools to help you on the path to feeling better. My approach to therapy is to help empower you to become your authentic self, using curiosity and empathy. I aim to create a nonjudgmental environment where you can speak freely about your thoughts and feelings.
My name is Renee Price, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Diego, California, however I work with clients statewide via Telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, cancer/chronic illness and mood disorders using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as some of the tools to help you on the path to feeling better. My approach to therapy is to help empower you to become your authentic self, using curiosity and empathy. I aim to create a nonjudgmental environment where you can speak freely about your thoughts and feelings.
(747) 252-5708 View (747) 252-5708
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Jessica Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
“We all struggle with lives challenges and know where we would like to be, we sometimes just need a road map and a little assistance to get there. My goal is to help people imagine the future they want to create and then develop a series of realistic steps to help them get there. I focus on finding acceptance to problems rather than focusing on the problems themselves in order to move forward to solutions. I can help you identify the skills you need to make changes in your life and reach your goals. I strive to treat a variety of mental health and personality disorders, improve relationship issues, and empower victims of crime.”
“We all struggle with lives challenges and know where we would like to be, we sometimes just need a road map and a little assistance to get there. My goal is to help people imagine the future they want to create and then develop a series of realistic steps to help them get there. I focus on finding acceptance to problems rather than focusing on the problems themselves in order to move forward to solutions. I can help you identify the skills you need to make changes in your life and reach your goals. I strive to treat a variety of mental health and personality disorders, improve relationship issues, and empower victims of crime.”
(818) 900-7647 View (818) 900-7647
Serenity Within, Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc
MS, LMFT
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344  (Online Only)
Life can be really stressful and sometimes we just need a place where we can be authentically ourselves and talk about all the really difficult things life brings our way. Sometimes we need someone that is outside our family, friends, and community that can help bring fresh perspective and strategies to help with our current struggles. Serenity Within Therapy is a group of Therapists who work with all ages and have a wide variety of specialties or experiences. Our vision for therapy is to provide hope for the future, healing from the past, and peace for the present. Our team strives to meet people where they are and provide specialized therapy for each person that comes to our group for support. If you would like to learn more about our team and the services we offer or schedule a consultation, please visit our contact page or therapists’ individual profiles. We look forward to the opportunity of supporting you and walking through life’s difficulties with you! The Serenity Within Therapy Team
Life can be really stressful and sometimes we just need a place where we can be authentically ourselves and talk about all the really difficult things life brings our way. Sometimes we need someone that is outside our family, friends, and community that can help bring fresh perspective and strategies to help with our current struggles. Serenity Within Therapy is a group of Therapists who work with all ages and have a wide variety of specialties or experiences. Our vision for therapy is to provide hope for the future, healing from the past, and peace for the present. Our team strives to meet people where they are and provide specialized therapy for each person that comes to our group for support. If you would like to learn more about our team and the services we offer or schedule a consultation, please visit our contact page or therapists’ individual profiles. We look forward to the opportunity of supporting you and walking through life’s difficulties with you! The Serenity Within Therapy Team
(747) 529-7917 View (747) 529-7917
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Lisa Frampton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Hello, I am Lisa Frampton, LCSW based in Fresno, California, and providing telehealth services statewide. I work with adults of all ages. I specialize in working with anxiety and depressive disorders using Talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, and Strength-based approaches. I view each client as having unique and individual needs and develop treatment goals around this. I find that utilizing a strength-based and person-centered approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works well together to target increasing overall wellness emotional healing and create changes in thoughts and behaviors.
Hello, I am Lisa Frampton, LCSW based in Fresno, California, and providing telehealth services statewide. I work with adults of all ages. I specialize in working with anxiety and depressive disorders using Talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, and Strength-based approaches. I view each client as having unique and individual needs and develop treatment goals around this. I find that utilizing a strength-based and person-centered approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works well together to target increasing overall wellness emotional healing and create changes in thoughts and behaviors.
(747) 269-1392 View (747) 269-1392

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Number of Therapists in Granada Hills, CA

80+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Granada Hills, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Grief
76% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
67% Optum
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Granada Hills, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Granada Hills?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.