Therapists in Hermosa Beach, CA

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Andrea S Kahrs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCPS
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Life transitions exist in all parts of our lives and those changes, whether good or bad, can be challenging to navigate. I specialize in working with couples, families & individuals seeking Counseling and/or Mediation during various stages of their relationships. I also specialize in Sex Addiction Betrayal Trauma and Infidelity. I work with the partners of a sex addicts. Partners of sex addicts find their lives have been turned upside down. Life as they knew it has vanished. I can help to navigate through this new ground and prepare for disclosure if that is desired by the partner.
Life transitions exist in all parts of our lives and those changes, whether good or bad, can be challenging to navigate. I specialize in working with couples, families & individuals seeking Counseling and/or Mediation during various stages of their relationships. I also specialize in Sex Addiction Betrayal Trauma and Infidelity. I work with the partners of a sex addicts. Partners of sex addicts find their lives have been turned upside down. Life as they knew it has vanished. I can help to navigate through this new ground and prepare for disclosure if that is desired by the partner.
(310) 896-4212 View (310) 896-4212
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Carrie Schneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Is your self-doubt, anxiety, depression, or recent life change is holding you back from reaching your full potential in life? Do you want to make positive changes but don’t know where to start? Do you feel alone in your suffering? The good news is that you are not alone! Therapy ensures that we do not have to experience life's struggles on our own. I like to think of a therapist as a flashlight in a dark forest. While I may not be able to take you out of the forest itself, I will go through the experience with you, providing non-judgmental and compassionate guidance, support, and insight along the way.
Is your self-doubt, anxiety, depression, or recent life change is holding you back from reaching your full potential in life? Do you want to make positive changes but don’t know where to start? Do you feel alone in your suffering? The good news is that you are not alone! Therapy ensures that we do not have to experience life's struggles on our own. I like to think of a therapist as a flashlight in a dark forest. While I may not be able to take you out of the forest itself, I will go through the experience with you, providing non-judgmental and compassionate guidance, support, and insight along the way.
(747) 234-2512 View (747) 234-2512
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Drew Pillsbury
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
My intention as a therapist is to provide support, problem-solving skills and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma (PTSD/complex), relationship difficulties, grief, unresolved childhood issues, stress management, struggles with self-esteem and creative blocks. Many people also find that therapy can be a tremendous asset to aid in personal growth and improve their relationships. I bring a strong sense of compassion to my work and strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space so that we can get clarification on what you would like to be different in your life and how to get you there.
My intention as a therapist is to provide support, problem-solving skills and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma (PTSD/complex), relationship difficulties, grief, unresolved childhood issues, stress management, struggles with self-esteem and creative blocks. Many people also find that therapy can be a tremendous asset to aid in personal growth and improve their relationships. I bring a strong sense of compassion to my work and strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space so that we can get clarification on what you would like to be different in your life and how to get you there.
(424) 344-5642 View (424) 344-5642
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Alexis Maron: Mental Fitness and Performance
MA, RDT, BCT, RADT
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
The main reason why couples seek counseling is due to a communication breakdown that begins to dismantle an otherwise healthy relationship. Our primary need is to be understood, but if partners are using different modes of communication, there can be a disconnect. DT can provide the jump-start to help find the excitement and communication that couples experienced at the beginning of a relationship, and the common ground that can build a stronger place from which to build trust. In learning more about the roles we play, DT offers partners the opportunity to gain greater insight about themselves and about their problems in relationships.
The main reason why couples seek counseling is due to a communication breakdown that begins to dismantle an otherwise healthy relationship. Our primary need is to be understood, but if partners are using different modes of communication, there can be a disconnect. DT can provide the jump-start to help find the excitement and communication that couples experienced at the beginning of a relationship, and the common ground that can build a stronger place from which to build trust. In learning more about the roles we play, DT offers partners the opportunity to gain greater insight about themselves and about their problems in relationships.
(323) 289-2220 View (323) 289-2220
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Jennie Jung
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Do you feel like you hide behind a mask while pressuring yourself to be perfect or please others to feel at peace? Do you constantly seek reassurance from others and avoid conflict? Do you find yourself trapped in an endless cycle of overthinking, self-doubt, and fear? You may feel powerless and stuck in a toxic, unfulfilling relationship. You may be a highly sensitive empathic person, a great helper and giver to others, but struggles to extend the same compassion to yourself. Childhood or complex trauma can keep you stuck in a feelings-state of shame, self-blame and depression, leaving you feeling helpless and isolated.
Do you feel like you hide behind a mask while pressuring yourself to be perfect or please others to feel at peace? Do you constantly seek reassurance from others and avoid conflict? Do you find yourself trapped in an endless cycle of overthinking, self-doubt, and fear? You may feel powerless and stuck in a toxic, unfulfilling relationship. You may be a highly sensitive empathic person, a great helper and giver to others, but struggles to extend the same compassion to yourself. Childhood or complex trauma can keep you stuck in a feelings-state of shame, self-blame and depression, leaving you feeling helpless and isolated.
(424) 622-4192 View (424) 622-4192
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Cassandra Giornali Sorrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
A genuine relationship between people is one in which you are comfortable to be yourself and in which the other clearly sees your potential and supports its growth. Compassion, acceptance, comfort, respect and safety is what I strive to create in a relationship with a client. This encourages a deepening trust to develop while allowing the work towards true healing to begin. People often come to therapy searching for relief from depression, anxiety, grief and difficult relationships. I have extensive experience working with adults, couples and teens.
A genuine relationship between people is one in which you are comfortable to be yourself and in which the other clearly sees your potential and supports its growth. Compassion, acceptance, comfort, respect and safety is what I strive to create in a relationship with a client. This encourages a deepening trust to develop while allowing the work towards true healing to begin. People often come to therapy searching for relief from depression, anxiety, grief and difficult relationships. I have extensive experience working with adults, couples and teens.
(310) 945-2892 View (310) 945-2892
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Sufi Yousefi Farkhan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of family behavioral health and wellness services. Our practice offers the latest in behavioral health including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life.
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of family behavioral health and wellness services. Our practice offers the latest in behavioral health including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life.
(424) 363-4511 View (424) 363-4511
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Yulia Koba
Psychologist, MA, PsyD, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Hi, I am Dr.Yula Koba, a licensed clinical psychologist. I specialize in working with individuals and couples. I have almost 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy and counseling in different settings. I am highly experienced and trained in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, and relational issues. I have a lot of experience working with couples and families. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and direct. I believe that together we can change the way you think, interact, and relate to others and yourself. I use different modalities that are always tailored to your needs and goals.
Hi, I am Dr.Yula Koba, a licensed clinical psychologist. I specialize in working with individuals and couples. I have almost 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy and counseling in different settings. I am highly experienced and trained in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, and relational issues. I have a lot of experience working with couples and families. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and direct. I believe that together we can change the way you think, interact, and relate to others and yourself. I use different modalities that are always tailored to your needs and goals.
(424) 217-3320 View (424) 217-3320
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David Argueta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Life stressors can make us feel overwhelmed, lost, and unable to focus on our goals. Allow me to walk with you on a journey of healing, empowerment, and self-improvement. My therapeutic approach is warm, engaging, creative, and inclusive of all people. I am a Bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated from Pepperdine university and have a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with and emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. My passion is to help connect others to themselves, families, and loved ones. Together we will discover your inner tools and overcome challenges.
Life stressors can make us feel overwhelmed, lost, and unable to focus on our goals. Allow me to walk with you on a journey of healing, empowerment, and self-improvement. My therapeutic approach is warm, engaging, creative, and inclusive of all people. I am a Bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated from Pepperdine university and have a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with and emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. My passion is to help connect others to themselves, families, and loved ones. Together we will discover your inner tools and overcome challenges.
(310) 620-1425 View (310) 620-1425
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Magda Herrera Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Hi, I'm Magda! I am a culturally-sensitive Latina therapist and really love what I do. I am ready to help you work through the underlying stuff that may be holding you back from living the life you dream. Life can sometimes feel hard and overwhelming, but when we practice connecting and investing in ourselves, a world of possibilities naturally opens up. I'm passionate about helping you explore this space on a deeper level to provide a greater understanding about present issues. Together, we can shine a light on a world of possibilities. I work with adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families.
Hi, I'm Magda! I am a culturally-sensitive Latina therapist and really love what I do. I am ready to help you work through the underlying stuff that may be holding you back from living the life you dream. Life can sometimes feel hard and overwhelming, but when we practice connecting and investing in ourselves, a world of possibilities naturally opens up. I'm passionate about helping you explore this space on a deeper level to provide a greater understanding about present issues. Together, we can shine a light on a world of possibilities. I work with adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families.
(310) 905-5431 View (310) 905-5431
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Kayla Ribeiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have helped many individuals and families by using a collaborative and holistic approach to therapy in order to create an environment that feels safe, nurturing, and supportive. We will work together to identify patterns and behaviors that no longer serve a purpose in your life and replace them with new ways of coping. I practice from a strengths-based approach in order to empower you to make the changes necessary to feel more fulfilled and at peace with your life. Through our work together my hope is you will find more joy, purpose, and clarity in your life.
I have helped many individuals and families by using a collaborative and holistic approach to therapy in order to create an environment that feels safe, nurturing, and supportive. We will work together to identify patterns and behaviors that no longer serve a purpose in your life and replace them with new ways of coping. I practice from a strengths-based approach in order to empower you to make the changes necessary to feel more fulfilled and at peace with your life. Through our work together my hope is you will find more joy, purpose, and clarity in your life.
(310) 943-1079 View (310) 943-1079
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Karissa Matthews
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
I provide a safe space for clients to speak openly and honestly, especially those who are not always seen or heard. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to set the path towards progress and growth. My multiple intersectional identities allow me to remain open and curious about each client’s unique background and needs. I have specialized training in college/university-aged individuals, identity exploration and formation, substance use, family of origin distress, work burnout, anxiety, and mood disorders.
I provide a safe space for clients to speak openly and honestly, especially those who are not always seen or heard. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to set the path towards progress and growth. My multiple intersectional identities allow me to remain open and curious about each client’s unique background and needs. I have specialized training in college/university-aged individuals, identity exploration and formation, substance use, family of origin distress, work burnout, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(310) 361-9295 View (310) 361-9295
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Sharon M. Coulter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PPS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Life is messy but my philosophy is that even crisis brings great opportunity for growth. Whether you're an adolescent, adult, or couple, our work together integrates therapeutic approaches such as Compassionate/Non-Violent Communication, Tapping (EFT), CBT, EMDR, Gestalt and Internal Family Systems, Hypnosis, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Anxiety and depression are the organism's way of expressing the need for help. Whether you're looking to address past trauma, increase self confidence and self compassion, grieve or nurture a relationship, or support yourself through a life transition, I am here to support you on the journey.
Life is messy but my philosophy is that even crisis brings great opportunity for growth. Whether you're an adolescent, adult, or couple, our work together integrates therapeutic approaches such as Compassionate/Non-Violent Communication, Tapping (EFT), CBT, EMDR, Gestalt and Internal Family Systems, Hypnosis, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Anxiety and depression are the organism's way of expressing the need for help. Whether you're looking to address past trauma, increase self confidence and self compassion, grieve or nurture a relationship, or support yourself through a life transition, I am here to support you on the journey.
(310) 740-9038 View (310) 740-9038
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O Sun Yoo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
I believe that you are the expert on yourself, and together, we can work on reconnecting with that "you" at your best. At times, we lose sight of ourselves; we take on too much, we skip meals, sacrifice sleep, and simply don't take care of ourselves. We lose our connection to our innate "superpowers" and we need to reset, reboot and restart. We will address self-care, sleep hygiene, mindfulness, boundary setting, and exploring and increasing wellness in your life.
I believe that you are the expert on yourself, and together, we can work on reconnecting with that "you" at your best. At times, we lose sight of ourselves; we take on too much, we skip meals, sacrifice sleep, and simply don't take care of ourselves. We lose our connection to our innate "superpowers" and we need to reset, reboot and restart. We will address self-care, sleep hygiene, mindfulness, boundary setting, and exploring and increasing wellness in your life.
(408) 440-5403 View (408) 440-5403
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Jessica Taylor Vara
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
You are struggling and I can help! You may be feeling out of control of your emotions - like everything is your fault or you're just not good enough. You might not even remember a time life didn't feel like this. But one thing is for sure: you are ready for some relief. You’re ready to confidently take action. You’re ready to own your worth. Most of all, you’re ready to let go of trying to do everything perfectly all of the time.
You are struggling and I can help! You may be feeling out of control of your emotions - like everything is your fault or you're just not good enough. You might not even remember a time life didn't feel like this. But one thing is for sure: you are ready for some relief. You’re ready to confidently take action. You’re ready to own your worth. Most of all, you’re ready to let go of trying to do everything perfectly all of the time.
(424) 414-2235 View (424) 414-2235
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Rebecca Riordan
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, MA
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Even the strongest among us need support from time to time. I am here to give you a warm, accepting space to work through what’s happening for you.
Even the strongest among us need support from time to time. I am here to give you a warm, accepting space to work through what’s happening for you.
(310) 340-7928 View (310) 340-7928
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Melissa I Capin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
You used to be happy and engaged in life until something changed..life is not what it used to be. Your relationship/s are struggling.You don’t enjoy the activities you once did. You have difficulty concentrating/focusing on important things. You ruminate and it keeps you awake at night. You used to make plans with family/friends now you isolate. You feel sad/alone/angry. Your resentment keeps building…you feel unheard. You want to feel happy and reengage in life . Do things that fulfill you. Make plans with loved ones…repair relationships. You want to be in control of your life and Get back to a life that feels good.
You used to be happy and engaged in life until something changed..life is not what it used to be. Your relationship/s are struggling.You don’t enjoy the activities you once did. You have difficulty concentrating/focusing on important things. You ruminate and it keeps you awake at night. You used to make plans with family/friends now you isolate. You feel sad/alone/angry. Your resentment keeps building…you feel unheard. You want to feel happy and reengage in life . Do things that fulfill you. Make plans with loved ones…repair relationships. You want to be in control of your life and Get back to a life that feels good.
(424) 484-0564 View (424) 484-0564
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Brooke M. Sklar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
I work with adults, teens and couples suffering with depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, OCD, grief, life transitions, intimate relationship difficulties and more. I strive to provide a safe space where you can heal and grow. My approach is holistic and strength based. I have advanced training in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I work with adults, teens and couples suffering with depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, OCD, grief, life transitions, intimate relationship difficulties and more. I strive to provide a safe space where you can heal and grow. My approach is holistic and strength based. I have advanced training in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
(310) 773-0569 View (310) 773-0569
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Victoria (Tori) Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
If you've been feeling more anxious than usual and sometimes totally numbed out, I want to meet you. Because you tend to experience your life and your emotions very deeply, you were often told you were “the sensitive one” growing up, and it wasn't used as a compliment. Let's rewrite that narrative together. I'm here to help you understand your mind-body connection so that you can use your sensitivity to your advantage.
If you've been feeling more anxious than usual and sometimes totally numbed out, I want to meet you. Because you tend to experience your life and your emotions very deeply, you were often told you were “the sensitive one” growing up, and it wasn't used as a compliment. Let's rewrite that narrative together. I'm here to help you understand your mind-body connection so that you can use your sensitivity to your advantage.
(310) 504-6624 View (310) 504-6624
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John Webber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
I'm here to listen and help, daytime, evenings after work, and Saturdays. I treat teens, adults, couples, and families. I offer counseling and life-coaching for ordinary everyday challenges, and therapy for relationship problems, addiction issues, anxiety, depression, or a traumatic experience. I also treat those having difficulty coping with a crisis, a stressful life transition, or a painful loss due to a break-up, divorce, or death. You'll find comfort to explore these aspects and identify solutions that help you feel better, develop greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and healthier relationships.
I'm here to listen and help, daytime, evenings after work, and Saturdays. I treat teens, adults, couples, and families. I offer counseling and life-coaching for ordinary everyday challenges, and therapy for relationship problems, addiction issues, anxiety, depression, or a traumatic experience. I also treat those having difficulty coping with a crisis, a stressful life transition, or a painful loss due to a break-up, divorce, or death. You'll find comfort to explore these aspects and identify solutions that help you feel better, develop greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and healthier relationships.
(310) 846-8146 View (310) 846-8146

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Number of Therapists in Hermosa Beach, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Hermosa Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aetna
48% Cigna and Evernorth
44% Other

How Therapists in Hermosa Beach, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hermosa Beach?

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.