Therapists in Irvine, CA

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Photo of Jennifer L Reza, Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine, CA
Jennifer L Reza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, YTT-200
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
When asked what is the best part of her work as a therapist, she says it’s working with the clients. “For me, there is nothing that compares to the fulfillment of seeing the transformation that occurs when an individual seeks support and allows me to bear witness to this intimate journey." Jennifer's gentle, encouraging support brings forth one's own insight and awareness. It is in this space that personal transformation begins. Jennifer utilizes a diverse skill-set and versatile approach to help meet individuals where they are at.
When asked what is the best part of her work as a therapist, she says it’s working with the clients. “For me, there is nothing that compares to the fulfillment of seeing the transformation that occurs when an individual seeks support and allows me to bear witness to this intimate journey." Jennifer's gentle, encouraging support brings forth one's own insight and awareness. It is in this space that personal transformation begins. Jennifer utilizes a diverse skill-set and versatile approach to help meet individuals where they are at.
(949) 541-8817 View (949) 541-8817
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Clint Christie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
Providing compassionate, culturally competent counseling to first responders and their families. As a retired third-generation firefighter from California, the fire service was a calling for me, and it became a fulfilling career and a wonderful life. However, as I progressed in my career, I witnessed firsthand the pain and suffering that many of my colleagues endured from exposure to workplace trauma as well as the physical demands of the profession. With the second half of my life, I wanted to make a difference by helping first responders live their best lives and support those who risk their lives to protect our communities.
Providing compassionate, culturally competent counseling to first responders and their families. As a retired third-generation firefighter from California, the fire service was a calling for me, and it became a fulfilling career and a wonderful life. However, as I progressed in my career, I witnessed firsthand the pain and suffering that many of my colleagues endured from exposure to workplace trauma as well as the physical demands of the profession. With the second half of my life, I wanted to make a difference by helping first responders live their best lives and support those who risk their lives to protect our communities.
(949) 446-1520 View (949) 446-1520
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Katherine Ko
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92604
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Ko is an interactive, solution-focused psychologist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are commit
Dr. Ko is an interactive, solution-focused psychologist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are commit
(949) 342-5914 View (949) 342-5914
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Dr. Natalie Zaragoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612
Welcome! I am a psychotherapist striving to deliver high-quality therapy that is holistic and tailored to you. My priority is providing a safe and comfortable therapeutic relationship. This foundation is the groundwork that allows my clients to take risks in therapy and discuss what is really getting in the way of the life they want to lead. Therapy with me means going beyond the surface of thoughts and behaviors to access underlying emotions that are often at the root of feeling stuck. As an attachment-based therapist, I help my clients explore their relationships and their emotional and behavioral patterns.
Welcome! I am a psychotherapist striving to deliver high-quality therapy that is holistic and tailored to you. My priority is providing a safe and comfortable therapeutic relationship. This foundation is the groundwork that allows my clients to take risks in therapy and discuss what is really getting in the way of the life they want to lead. Therapy with me means going beyond the surface of thoughts and behaviors to access underlying emotions that are often at the root of feeling stuck. As an attachment-based therapist, I help my clients explore their relationships and their emotional and behavioral patterns.
(949) 558-2547 View (949) 558-2547
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Dr. Megan L. Dennison
Psychological Associate, PsyD, ABSNP, LEP
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92606
I believe that we all have a unique brain narrative and the more you know about yourself, the more engaged you can be in creating a life that stays true to your authentic self. Gaining an understanding of your emotional, behavioral, and cognitive narrative can provide insights about your work/career development, learning, relationships, and beyond. Assessment allows you to understand your strengths and weaknesses and better understand how your brain processes information. Similarly, therapy is an experience that allows you to expand your knowledge base, skillset, and understanding of your world.
I believe that we all have a unique brain narrative and the more you know about yourself, the more engaged you can be in creating a life that stays true to your authentic self. Gaining an understanding of your emotional, behavioral, and cognitive narrative can provide insights about your work/career development, learning, relationships, and beyond. Assessment allows you to understand your strengths and weaknesses and better understand how your brain processes information. Similarly, therapy is an experience that allows you to expand your knowledge base, skillset, and understanding of your world.
(714) 364-4324 View (714) 364-4324
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Mandana Shahoveisi
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612
Are you overwhelmed with negative feelings causing you to have depression and anxiety? Are you repeating the same behavioral patterns in your relationships? Would you like to learn new life skills such as coping skills, problem solving skills, and communication skills? Do you like to build up your self-esteem, self-confidence, self-love, and self-esteem? Or simply do you need to talk to someone objective and non-judgmental outside the circle of your family and friends? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, please pick up the phone and call me at: 949-350-5780
Are you overwhelmed with negative feelings causing you to have depression and anxiety? Are you repeating the same behavioral patterns in your relationships? Would you like to learn new life skills such as coping skills, problem solving skills, and communication skills? Do you like to build up your self-esteem, self-confidence, self-love, and self-esteem? Or simply do you need to talk to someone objective and non-judgmental outside the circle of your family and friends? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, please pick up the phone and call me at: 949-350-5780
(949) 484-0552 View (949) 484-0552
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Jaci Schoen - Relationship Focus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92614
Not accepting new clients
If you’ve experienced difficulties in your current relationship you may be torn between fulfillment of your innermost needs and reactivation of your deepest wounds. These rifts may overshadow your ability to feel joy, wellness and hopefulness. We will work together to rebuild and enliven your connection. My calm, empathic demeanor invites you into a confidential, nonjudgmental space where we can discuss your concerns. My goal is to foster a trusting therapy relationship with you as we address these concerns, nourish your healing process, and encourage your ongoing personal growth.
If you’ve experienced difficulties in your current relationship you may be torn between fulfillment of your innermost needs and reactivation of your deepest wounds. These rifts may overshadow your ability to feel joy, wellness and hopefulness. We will work together to rebuild and enliven your connection. My calm, empathic demeanor invites you into a confidential, nonjudgmental space where we can discuss your concerns. My goal is to foster a trusting therapy relationship with you as we address these concerns, nourish your healing process, and encourage your ongoing personal growth.
(714) 202-4742 View (714) 202-4742
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On Purpose Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92618  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck, misunderstood, misrepresented, or demotivated? My name is Rowana and I am a telehealth therapist at On Purpose Wellness, providing services throughout California. I have 15+ years of experience and I've dedicated my life to guiding individuals just like you towards a brighter, more fulfilling future. My mission is to help you overcome challenges and barriers to achieve success. Together, we'll tap into your hidden potential and capacity, unleashing the better version of yourself that's waiting to emerge. If you're ready to embark on a transformative journey, let's connect!
Feeling stuck, misunderstood, misrepresented, or demotivated? My name is Rowana and I am a telehealth therapist at On Purpose Wellness, providing services throughout California. I have 15+ years of experience and I've dedicated my life to guiding individuals just like you towards a brighter, more fulfilling future. My mission is to help you overcome challenges and barriers to achieve success. Together, we'll tap into your hidden potential and capacity, unleashing the better version of yourself that's waiting to emerge. If you're ready to embark on a transformative journey, let's connect!
(657) 238-1047 View (657) 238-1047
Photo of Rebecca Pottenger, Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine, CA
Rebecca Pottenger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92618
As a marriage and family therapist I create a safe and compassionate space so you can address unhealed wounds and access the part of you that knows how to heal, so that resilience and a way forward can be found, and self-esteem and self-confidence built. My experiential and embodied approach to psychotherapy can help you unearth the roots of inner conflict, discover inner reservoirs of wisdom, and heal unresolved trauma and emotional wounding.
As a marriage and family therapist I create a safe and compassionate space so you can address unhealed wounds and access the part of you that knows how to heal, so that resilience and a way forward can be found, and self-esteem and self-confidence built. My experiential and embodied approach to psychotherapy can help you unearth the roots of inner conflict, discover inner reservoirs of wisdom, and heal unresolved trauma and emotional wounding.
(949) 421-6277 View (949) 421-6277
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Sara Fekrati
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, , LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92619
I believe that you have all the power and love within you to heal your wounds and guide you through life journey. Sometimes our pain confuses us and we lose clarity of our path. We all face obstacles, difficult times, or life crisis that unfold here and there on our life journey. My role as a therapist, coach, or counselor is to be there for you as a caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable person to provide you with the professional support you would need to go through it. Hope you experience less of emotional pain and stress and be able to overcome them.
I believe that you have all the power and love within you to heal your wounds and guide you through life journey. Sometimes our pain confuses us and we lose clarity of our path. We all face obstacles, difficult times, or life crisis that unfold here and there on our life journey. My role as a therapist, coach, or counselor is to be there for you as a caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable person to provide you with the professional support you would need to go through it. Hope you experience less of emotional pain and stress and be able to overcome them.
(949) 304-6424 View (949) 304-6424
Photo of Dr. William E Feuerborn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Irvine, CA
Dr. William E Feuerborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92614
Are you afraid your wife or partner is going to break up with you? Are you worried that people will find out about your online or in-person sexual activity? My specialty is helping men who are spending too much time viewing pornography or engaged in cybersex, keep going to prostitutes or massage parlors even when they try to stop, or cruise for sex online or in person and have trouble stopping. No matter what, I will help you succeed. It may be hard work; but you have so much to gain--your relationships and your life.
Are you afraid your wife or partner is going to break up with you? Are you worried that people will find out about your online or in-person sexual activity? My specialty is helping men who are spending too much time viewing pornography or engaged in cybersex, keep going to prostitutes or massage parlors even when they try to stop, or cruise for sex online or in person and have trouble stopping. No matter what, I will help you succeed. It may be hard work; but you have so much to gain--your relationships and your life.
(562) 268-5769 View (562) 268-5769
Photo of Laurel A. Basbas, Psychologist in Irvine, CA
Laurel A. Basbas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make positive, life-altering changes? Overcome depression, anxiety, insecurity, stress, trauma, addictions, loneliness and self-defeat! Discover your true potential and unique purpose. Negative thinking, destructive self-talk, defeating perspectives & habits can prevent you from living the life you can celebrate. Become emotionally free to love yourself and others! Begin today to overcome obstacles and develop qualities to be your best, authentic self. Life hands us tremendous challenges. But our history doesn't have to be our destiny! Tomorrow can be brighter! There is hope, so let's start today!
Are you ready to make positive, life-altering changes? Overcome depression, anxiety, insecurity, stress, trauma, addictions, loneliness and self-defeat! Discover your true potential and unique purpose. Negative thinking, destructive self-talk, defeating perspectives & habits can prevent you from living the life you can celebrate. Become emotionally free to love yourself and others! Begin today to overcome obstacles and develop qualities to be your best, authentic self. Life hands us tremendous challenges. But our history doesn't have to be our destiny! Tomorrow can be brighter! There is hope, so let's start today!
(714) 699-9764 View (714) 699-9764
Photo of Dianne Mason, Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine, CA
Dianne Mason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm so glad you are here! I believe that stories have immense power to influence the way we see ourselves, others, and the world. Sometimes the stories we carry with us are uplifting and hopeful. However, far too often the stories we hear in our families and culture relay a message that there is something wrong with us, that we are broken, flawed, or unworthy. I also believe that we each have a Self that is unflawed and enduring, and often what we need most is to reconnect to our Selves through healing practices, deep conversation, and re-authoring our stories in a way that is more authentic to who we are.
Hi, I'm so glad you are here! I believe that stories have immense power to influence the way we see ourselves, others, and the world. Sometimes the stories we carry with us are uplifting and hopeful. However, far too often the stories we hear in our families and culture relay a message that there is something wrong with us, that we are broken, flawed, or unworthy. I also believe that we each have a Self that is unflawed and enduring, and often what we need most is to reconnect to our Selves through healing practices, deep conversation, and re-authoring our stories in a way that is more authentic to who we are.
(657) 214-4767 View (657) 214-4767
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David McKnight
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
VIDEO and/or PHONE, Saturday and Evening Sessions available- Having anxiety, stress, depression, work/career issues? Major life changes, relationship or family issues? Addiction (drugs, alcohol, internet/phone addiction, codependency, sex/love addiction, etc.), ADHD, chronic pain/health issues, or just life stressors? I can help. I have been doing counseling professionally for over 20 years and have seen my clients make significant and consistent progress no matter how difficult the challenges are that they face. I offer support, compassion, valuable experience and a healthy relationship where a person can heal and grow.
VIDEO and/or PHONE, Saturday and Evening Sessions available- Having anxiety, stress, depression, work/career issues? Major life changes, relationship or family issues? Addiction (drugs, alcohol, internet/phone addiction, codependency, sex/love addiction, etc.), ADHD, chronic pain/health issues, or just life stressors? I can help. I have been doing counseling professionally for over 20 years and have seen my clients make significant and consistent progress no matter how difficult the challenges are that they face. I offer support, compassion, valuable experience and a healthy relationship where a person can heal and grow.
(949) 997-2713 View (949) 997-2713
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Emily Ruiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
I am an openly queer, latinx licensed therapist specializing in supporting queer, trans, and BIPOC affirming mental health care. I work alongside clients, exploring their strengths, resilience, and finding ways to build a fulfilling life that aligns with their values and authentic self, rather than the version of themselves they've had to become to conform to the pressures of the world around them. I strive to empower clients to increase their sense of safety and connection to themselves, their bodies and the difficult systems they navigate.
I am an openly queer, latinx licensed therapist specializing in supporting queer, trans, and BIPOC affirming mental health care. I work alongside clients, exploring their strengths, resilience, and finding ways to build a fulfilling life that aligns with their values and authentic self, rather than the version of themselves they've had to become to conform to the pressures of the world around them. I strive to empower clients to increase their sense of safety and connection to themselves, their bodies and the difficult systems they navigate.
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Stephanie Magana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
I help with anxiety, adjustment concerns, grief and loss, mood disorders, relationships, self-esteem and self-worth, spirituality, women’s mental health, and young adult issues.
I help with anxiety, adjustment concerns, grief and loss, mood disorders, relationships, self-esteem and self-worth, spirituality, women’s mental health, and young adult issues.
(949) 390-6980 View (949) 390-6980
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Yangyang Xie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
My name is Dorothy Xie. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My approach is evidence-based and strength-based, solution-focused, and utilizes several modalities such as ACT, CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Gestalt, EMDR, mindfulness, and more. I work with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of areas including depression, anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, coping skills, cultural stress, relationship issues, family conflict, grief, and trauma & PTSD, amongst others.
My name is Dorothy Xie. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My approach is evidence-based and strength-based, solution-focused, and utilizes several modalities such as ACT, CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Gestalt, EMDR, mindfulness, and more. I work with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of areas including depression, anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, coping skills, cultural stress, relationship issues, family conflict, grief, and trauma & PTSD, amongst others.
(714) 613-4937 View (714) 613-4937
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Nicole Chow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92618  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a clinical psychologist with several years of clinical experience, particularly working with young adults and adults. I believe that life’s challenges are often difficult to navigate on your own and having therapeutic and emotional support makes the journey less lonely and more rewarding. As a therapist, I strive to create a warm, safe, and supportive environment for you to work towards your personal goals. I work in an integrative fashion, based in Cognitive Behavioral techniques (your thoughts and feelings) and will gently challenge you to self-reflect on both your internal and external experiences
Hello! I am a clinical psychologist with several years of clinical experience, particularly working with young adults and adults. I believe that life’s challenges are often difficult to navigate on your own and having therapeutic and emotional support makes the journey less lonely and more rewarding. As a therapist, I strive to create a warm, safe, and supportive environment for you to work towards your personal goals. I work in an integrative fashion, based in Cognitive Behavioral techniques (your thoughts and feelings) and will gently challenge you to self-reflect on both your internal and external experiences
(949) 694-3217 View (949) 694-3217
Photo of Sandee Baker, Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine, CA
Sandee Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
Life is constantly changing, and it isn't always easy to navigate change. Change can cause us to feel discomfort, sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness and so much more. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist that enjoys working with all people to help process life events and challenges. How an individual perceives these changes/daily events and activities will determine one's self-esteem, self-worth and how one thinks and feels on a daily basis. Through therapy, one can expect to learn how to cope with change and often the unwanted thoughts and feelings that comes with it. Please email below to set up a free 15-minute consultation.
Life is constantly changing, and it isn't always easy to navigate change. Change can cause us to feel discomfort, sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness and so much more. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist that enjoys working with all people to help process life events and challenges. How an individual perceives these changes/daily events and activities will determine one's self-esteem, self-worth and how one thinks and feels on a daily basis. Through therapy, one can expect to learn how to cope with change and often the unwanted thoughts and feelings that comes with it. Please email below to set up a free 15-minute consultation.
(714) 386-1492 View (714) 386-1492
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Heidi Xue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92604
Do you have trouble with anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues due to trauma? Past experiences can create imprints onto your brain that activate your fight/flight responses whenever your emotions feel dysregulated, but life without the constant feeling of being on edge is possible. Those traumatic memories don’t have to permanently influence who you are meant to be. Through therapy, you will gain control of your feelings/thoughts and your response to everyday life hurdles. Healing from trauma can create healthier beliefs about yourself and your relationships along with sustainable changes.
Do you have trouble with anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues due to trauma? Past experiences can create imprints onto your brain that activate your fight/flight responses whenever your emotions feel dysregulated, but life without the constant feeling of being on edge is possible. Those traumatic memories don’t have to permanently influence who you are meant to be. Through therapy, you will gain control of your feelings/thoughts and your response to everyday life hurdles. Healing from trauma can create healthier beliefs about yourself and your relationships along with sustainable changes.
(949) 649-0712 View (949) 649-0712

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Irvine, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Irvine, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
60% Cigna and Evernorth
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Irvine, CA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Irvine?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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