Therapists in West Park, Irvine, CA

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Antoinette Gupta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, Psy D
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92604
Do you wish to have a deeper connection and intimacy with your partner? Would you like to learn more positive ways of communicating with your partner, parent or child? Or perhaps you may feel stuck with anxious and/or depressed feelings and would like to learn healthy ways to cope and move forward. You hold the key to make positive changes for a more happy, satisfying and fulfilling life.Your Journey begins with a single step which you have already made by reading this information.
Do you wish to have a deeper connection and intimacy with your partner? Would you like to learn more positive ways of communicating with your partner, parent or child? Or perhaps you may feel stuck with anxious and/or depressed feelings and would like to learn healthy ways to cope and move forward. You hold the key to make positive changes for a more happy, satisfying and fulfilling life.Your Journey begins with a single step which you have already made by reading this information.
(714) 584-4950 View (714) 584-4950
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Jordan Blankenship
Psychologist
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, frozen or overwhelmed? Feeling like no matter how hard you try to push, you end up back in the same place? Whether you are dealing with symptoms that make it hard to function or just feeling that you are not living up to your full potential, therapy can help. My philosophy of therapy looks past labels and pathology to consider the whole person. My practice is holistically-minded and takes a physiological/nervous system-focused approach in order to give you the tools to manage your unique needs.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, frozen or overwhelmed? Feeling like no matter how hard you try to push, you end up back in the same place? Whether you are dealing with symptoms that make it hard to function or just feeling that you are not living up to your full potential, therapy can help. My philosophy of therapy looks past labels and pathology to consider the whole person. My practice is holistically-minded and takes a physiological/nervous system-focused approach in order to give you the tools to manage your unique needs.
(619) 505-1796 View (619) 505-1796
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Melissa Illario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606  (Online Only)
Oftentimes we don't understand how our experiences impact our view of the world and we do our best to cope with the tools we've been given. I aim to help my clients learn new coping skills, both individually and in relationships. I assist clients to uncover and work through big and "seemingly" small traumas.
Oftentimes we don't understand how our experiences impact our view of the world and we do our best to cope with the tools we've been given. I aim to help my clients learn new coping skills, both individually and in relationships. I assist clients to uncover and work through big and "seemingly" small traumas.
(949) 881-5169 View (949) 881-5169
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Samia Yesufu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92602
Not accepting new clients
Life is a journey and every small step you take in therapy is a step in the right direction. My goal is to provide an empathic and engaging atmosphere where you will experience safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental interaction as we navigate your journey together. I believe in a client-centered approach and that you are the change-maker who holds the power to guide your journey. I believe that each person has unique impressions and experiences, so my treatment is tailored to your individual needs. I hope to work with you in exploring your emotions and experiences, to help you develop some tools that can make life’s journey easier.
Life is a journey and every small step you take in therapy is a step in the right direction. My goal is to provide an empathic and engaging atmosphere where you will experience safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental interaction as we navigate your journey together. I believe in a client-centered approach and that you are the change-maker who holds the power to guide your journey. I believe that each person has unique impressions and experiences, so my treatment is tailored to your individual needs. I hope to work with you in exploring your emotions and experiences, to help you develop some tools that can make life’s journey easier.
(949) 694-8496 View (949) 694-8496
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Alicia Delgado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92614
We all have times in our lives that are challenging and difficult but with some help we can navigate through them. In my opinion, therapy should be collaborative, compassionate, comfortable and safe. I would like for us to work together to resolve whatever issue/goal you may have. One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.
We all have times in our lives that are challenging and difficult but with some help we can navigate through them. In my opinion, therapy should be collaborative, compassionate, comfortable and safe. I would like for us to work together to resolve whatever issue/goal you may have. One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.
(949) 569-7161 View (949) 569-7161
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InPsychOut Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Park, Irvine, CA 92614  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Thao Chau (pronounced Tao Cho)- some clients may also know me as Judy. I am a CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License No. 130448) based in Orange County. I am the sole owner of Inpsychout Therapy, where I use techniques backed by solid research in Psychology to help my clients nurture change from the inside out. I am a first generation millennial who is conversational in Vietnamese and familiar with the Asian American culture & upbringing. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse client population of varying age groups, cultures and ethnicities.
Hello! My name is Thao Chau (pronounced Tao Cho)- some clients may also know me as Judy. I am a CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License No. 130448) based in Orange County. I am the sole owner of Inpsychout Therapy, where I use techniques backed by solid research in Psychology to help my clients nurture change from the inside out. I am a first generation millennial who is conversational in Vietnamese and familiar with the Asian American culture & upbringing. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse client population of varying age groups, cultures and ethnicities.
(949) 670-9876 View (949) 670-9876
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Jayson Schivley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92614  (Online Only)
Call me today for a free consultation. If you are struggling with relationship difficulties including infidelity, addiction, conflict, or barriers with communication, I want to support you. My passion is working with clients to learn how to experience emotional health and an authentic life. I offer a warm, nonjudgmental environment that helps foster interpersonal growth.
Call me today for a free consultation. If you are struggling with relationship difficulties including infidelity, addiction, conflict, or barriers with communication, I want to support you. My passion is working with clients to learn how to experience emotional health and an authentic life. I offer a warm, nonjudgmental environment that helps foster interpersonal growth.
(949) 528-4624 View (949) 528-4624
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Sheherezad Shashaani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92604  (Online Only)
Is life too stressful for you? Is your relationship suffering? Do you feel depressed, anxious, or angry due to individual, relationship, family or career issues? Are you concerned about achieving your goals, and wonder about meaning of your life? Has this affected your self esteem and hope for resolving your issues? If so, you will find me compassionate, understanding, comfortable and safe in helping you connect to the strength within you. Together we will work to bring about healing and improve the quality of your life. I am a Jungian oriented psychotherapist specializing in working with individuals, couples, and children.
Is life too stressful for you? Is your relationship suffering? Do you feel depressed, anxious, or angry due to individual, relationship, family or career issues? Are you concerned about achieving your goals, and wonder about meaning of your life? Has this affected your self esteem and hope for resolving your issues? If so, you will find me compassionate, understanding, comfortable and safe in helping you connect to the strength within you. Together we will work to bring about healing and improve the quality of your life. I am a Jungian oriented psychotherapist specializing in working with individuals, couples, and children.
(424) 329-6941 View (424) 329-6941
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Mary Lou Kerins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Park, Irvine, CA 92614
Do you want a therapist that is focused on getting you results? It is my goal to ensure you tangibly see and feel the change within yourself. I provide specialized therapy for teens and 20-30 somethings that are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, and trauma. I love this population because I️ understand the struggles that our generation faces while also having the tools to help you navigate it. Being an anxiety and trauma specialist, I have helped young adults navigate coping with stress, find their identity, make good decisions, manage mental health and improve their relationships.
Do you want a therapist that is focused on getting you results? It is my goal to ensure you tangibly see and feel the change within yourself. I provide specialized therapy for teens and 20-30 somethings that are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, and trauma. I love this population because I️ understand the struggles that our generation faces while also having the tools to help you navigate it. Being an anxiety and trauma specialist, I have helped young adults navigate coping with stress, find their identity, make good decisions, manage mental health and improve their relationships.
(949) 423-6329 View (949) 423-6329
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Bahaur Amini
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with relationship challenges, ADHD, trauma, grief and loss, cultural concerns, life transitions, stress, and anxiety. My clients describe me as personable, warm, knowledgeable, and collaborative. From working with students to high-level executives and leaders, I am committed to offering high-quality care and helping you feel more connected, grounded, and empowered. I love what I do, and as a relational therapist, I recognize that connection, trust, & understanding are foundational for growth. Consider visiting my website (aminipsychology.com) for detailed information about my approach, specialties & services!
I specialize in working with relationship challenges, ADHD, trauma, grief and loss, cultural concerns, life transitions, stress, and anxiety. My clients describe me as personable, warm, knowledgeable, and collaborative. From working with students to high-level executives and leaders, I am committed to offering high-quality care and helping you feel more connected, grounded, and empowered. I love what I do, and as a relational therapist, I recognize that connection, trust, & understanding are foundational for growth. Consider visiting my website (aminipsychology.com) for detailed information about my approach, specialties & services!
(510) 738-0165 View (510) 738-0165
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Jennifer Villar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
I have been a licensed therapist since 2018. Before that I was a special education teacher, working with children in a non-public school. I have 3 years of working with children and adolescents who have history or PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and general neglect. I have a year experience of working with adults who are working through grief, anxiety, stress, and self-esteem concerns, and depression. I tend to use cognitive behavioral therapy in my practice, and enjoy mixing in motivational interviewing, strength based, and solution focused therapy.
I have been a licensed therapist since 2018. Before that I was a special education teacher, working with children in a non-public school. I have 3 years of working with children and adolescents who have history or PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and general neglect. I have a year experience of working with adults who are working through grief, anxiety, stress, and self-esteem concerns, and depression. I tend to use cognitive behavioral therapy in my practice, and enjoy mixing in motivational interviewing, strength based, and solution focused therapy.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Wendy F Lin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
After practicing psychotherapy for seventeen years at UCLA and Cornell University, I've come to realize that as human beings, we make the most change when we're able to harness the power of positive thinking and doing. A positive mind leads to resilience, self-confidence, and sustained happiness. Contrary to what you may believe, ordinary people like you and me can learn positive psychology. It isn't as hard as you think because we're born with the ability to heal ourselves and succeed in life. It's something to experience and discover for yourself. Happiness IS possible.
After practicing psychotherapy for seventeen years at UCLA and Cornell University, I've come to realize that as human beings, we make the most change when we're able to harness the power of positive thinking and doing. A positive mind leads to resilience, self-confidence, and sustained happiness. Contrary to what you may believe, ordinary people like you and me can learn positive psychology. It isn't as hard as you think because we're born with the ability to heal ourselves and succeed in life. It's something to experience and discover for yourself. Happiness IS possible.
(424) 210-7953 View (424) 210-7953
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Tanishia Santana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
Hi, I am Tanishia Santana LCSW, psychotherapist and life coach. I'm the Founder of Clinical Holistic's Life Coaching and Development. I specialize in helping individuals/couples heal from trauma related mental health issues to include sexual assault, domestic violence, and PTSD. Trying to fulfill your goals and identify your purpose can be difficult when you’re struggling with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. I have helped many individuals in your shoes, overcome their struggle with MH, using my specialized methods and techniques. I’m experienced working with BIPOC, LGBT+, and military veterans.
Hi, I am Tanishia Santana LCSW, psychotherapist and life coach. I'm the Founder of Clinical Holistic's Life Coaching and Development. I specialize in helping individuals/couples heal from trauma related mental health issues to include sexual assault, domestic violence, and PTSD. Trying to fulfill your goals and identify your purpose can be difficult when you’re struggling with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. I have helped many individuals in your shoes, overcome their struggle with MH, using my specialized methods and techniques. I’m experienced working with BIPOC, LGBT+, and military veterans.
(949) 506-3124 View (949) 506-3124
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Tina Luke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
My name is Tina Luke, a licensed clinical social worker. I work with clients struggling with various forms of anxiety, managing stress, trauma, depression, social and specific phobias, relationships transitions, self-esteem concerns, life transitions, brief crisis intervention and PTSD. I like to use a strength based approach to allow identifying of strengths of the client to draw from when advancing into sessions. My main approach is cognitive behavioral therapy. My approach to therapy is ensuring that the client is being heard and that services are tailored to meet the needs of the client.
My name is Tina Luke, a licensed clinical social worker. I work with clients struggling with various forms of anxiety, managing stress, trauma, depression, social and specific phobias, relationships transitions, self-esteem concerns, life transitions, brief crisis intervention and PTSD. I like to use a strength based approach to allow identifying of strengths of the client to draw from when advancing into sessions. My main approach is cognitive behavioral therapy. My approach to therapy is ensuring that the client is being heard and that services are tailored to meet the needs of the client.
(657) 216-7356 View (657) 216-7356
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Sandra Sandoval Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
Are you going through difficult life circumstances? Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are you feeling uncertain and doubtful about your future? Eventhough, negative thoughts and feelings are not uncommon, if left untreated they can cause depression, uncontrolled anger and anxiety. I can help you heal and turn your life around. I can help you get from surviving to thriving. I can help you turn your negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. This will help you make better life decisions and see life from a clearer and more positive perspective, improving your circumstances as well as your relationships.
Are you going through difficult life circumstances? Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are you feeling uncertain and doubtful about your future? Eventhough, negative thoughts and feelings are not uncommon, if left untreated they can cause depression, uncontrolled anger and anxiety. I can help you heal and turn your life around. I can help you get from surviving to thriving. I can help you turn your negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. This will help you make better life decisions and see life from a clearer and more positive perspective, improving your circumstances as well as your relationships.
(949) 407-5579 View (949) 407-5579
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Jay Slosar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
Get online or in-person access to Dr. JR Slosar, a clinical psychologist with over 30 years clinical experience. Dr. Slosar provides individuals, families, and organizations with access to direct clinical and consultative services. Dr. Slosar has provided clinical/forensic evaluations of teens in juvenile hall through Public Defender referrals. He has consulted and worked with school officials on IEP teams/difficult cases.
Get online or in-person access to Dr. JR Slosar, a clinical psychologist with over 30 years clinical experience. Dr. Slosar provides individuals, families, and organizations with access to direct clinical and consultative services. Dr. Slosar has provided clinical/forensic evaluations of teens in juvenile hall through Public Defender referrals. He has consulted and worked with school officials on IEP teams/difficult cases.
(949) 257-2965 View (949) 257-2965
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Michael Dempsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
Are you struggling? Have you given up on your dreams? I offer a safe place where we bring compassionate attention to your challenges, and help you uncover a rich source of understanding to light your way forward. Together, we help you discover for yourself your own truths, so you may pick up the tools to aid you with your distress. Your path is unique to you alone. I walk alongside you, and guide within a supportive and empathic environment to help you broaden your way forward toward more satisfying relationships and a more full experience of life.
Are you struggling? Have you given up on your dreams? I offer a safe place where we bring compassionate attention to your challenges, and help you uncover a rich source of understanding to light your way forward. Together, we help you discover for yourself your own truths, so you may pick up the tools to aid you with your distress. Your path is unique to you alone. I walk alongside you, and guide within a supportive and empathic environment to help you broaden your way forward toward more satisfying relationships and a more full experience of life.
(949) 391-4995 View (949) 391-4995
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Allison Davis Maxon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
Hi, my name is Allison. I specialize in Attachment, Complex Developmental Trauma (childhood trauma), Parenting and Foster Care/Adoption with over 25 years of clinical experience. My clinical orientation in Attachment is specialized in complex family systems and relational (complex) trauma. I'm the co-author of the 'Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction', as well as 'The Seven Core Issues Workbook for Parents of Traumatized Children and Teens'. To learn more please visit my website.
Hi, my name is Allison. I specialize in Attachment, Complex Developmental Trauma (childhood trauma), Parenting and Foster Care/Adoption with over 25 years of clinical experience. My clinical orientation in Attachment is specialized in complex family systems and relational (complex) trauma. I'm the co-author of the 'Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction', as well as 'The Seven Core Issues Workbook for Parents of Traumatized Children and Teens'. To learn more please visit my website.
(949) 438-5965 View (949) 438-5965
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Jason Dorin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
I believe that life ebbs and flows with the changes of life's demands. Many of these changes are positive ones, but at times hardships can follow, needing assistance and guidance in finding solutions. This is where the therapeutic process can help in alleviating your symptoms, bringing about new energy and happiness in enjoying life's many adventures. My enjoyment in the therapeutic process is one of discovery and collaboration in identifying difficulties and solutions to the patient's problems. Above all, I believe the relationship between the patient and therapist is the cornerstone to achieving the patient's goals.
I believe that life ebbs and flows with the changes of life's demands. Many of these changes are positive ones, but at times hardships can follow, needing assistance and guidance in finding solutions. This is where the therapeutic process can help in alleviating your symptoms, bringing about new energy and happiness in enjoying life's many adventures. My enjoyment in the therapeutic process is one of discovery and collaboration in identifying difficulties and solutions to the patient's problems. Above all, I believe the relationship between the patient and therapist is the cornerstone to achieving the patient's goals.
(310) 776-6136 View (310) 776-6136
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Caroline C Lee
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
West Park, Irvine, CA 92606
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Caroline Lee is a Stanford-educated licensed clinical psychologist. She values integrating evidence-backed practices- including utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness techniques. She believes in catering her therapeutic approach to each individual and building on clients' existing strengths. She has extensive experience working with young children, teenagers, adults, and families for well over two decades. She is a former elementary school teacher and director of post-doctoral clinical training at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Lee does not provide crisis counseling.
Dr. Caroline Lee is a Stanford-educated licensed clinical psychologist. She values integrating evidence-backed practices- including utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness techniques. She believes in catering her therapeutic approach to each individual and building on clients' existing strengths. She has extensive experience working with young children, teenagers, adults, and families for well over two decades. She is a former elementary school teacher and director of post-doctoral clinical training at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Lee does not provide crisis counseling.
(949) 288-2805 View (949) 288-2805
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Number of Therapists in West Park, Irvine, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in West Park, Irvine, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
74% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions
63% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
66% Anthem | Elevance
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in West Park, Irvine, CA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Park, Irvine?

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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.