Therapists in Long Beach, CA

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Photo of Nicole Arzt, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Nicole Arzt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
I am a therapist for therapists specializing in the areas of complex trauma, low self-esteem, self-harm, substance use, and existential anxiety. As a mental health professional, you may present as successful, but you might internally feel deeply ashamed or unsettled in life. You may also experience fears about your capacity to help clients or manage your own emotional well-being. You probably "know" the coping skills and may "have the insight," but you'd like to engage in introspection and resolve deep inner conflicts. You're ready to engage in a meaningful relationship where you can explore some of the more tender issues in life.
I am a therapist for therapists specializing in the areas of complex trauma, low self-esteem, self-harm, substance use, and existential anxiety. As a mental health professional, you may present as successful, but you might internally feel deeply ashamed or unsettled in life. You may also experience fears about your capacity to help clients or manage your own emotional well-being. You probably "know" the coping skills and may "have the insight," but you'd like to engage in introspection and resolve deep inner conflicts. You're ready to engage in a meaningful relationship where you can explore some of the more tender issues in life.
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Photo of Kenneth M. Sabel, Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
Kenneth M. Sabel
Psychologist, PsyD , SEP
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90814
I understand the importance of needing to feel understood and seen. When therapy is successful, we often will experience a greater sense of spaciousness inside ourselves, freedom from our own judgments, and are reminded that confronting our pain won’t destroy us. The goal is not a short-term fix but instead a long-term shift that brings forth feelings of empowerment, resiliency, and a confidence that our brains and our lives can change. As a consequence of shifting our relationship to ourselves and to our pain, the uncomfortable symptoms often associated with anxiety, trauma, and depression begin to dissolve and loosen their grip.
I understand the importance of needing to feel understood and seen. When therapy is successful, we often will experience a greater sense of spaciousness inside ourselves, freedom from our own judgments, and are reminded that confronting our pain won’t destroy us. The goal is not a short-term fix but instead a long-term shift that brings forth feelings of empowerment, resiliency, and a confidence that our brains and our lives can change. As a consequence of shifting our relationship to ourselves and to our pain, the uncomfortable symptoms often associated with anxiety, trauma, and depression begin to dissolve and loosen their grip.
(562) 372-6484 View (562) 372-6484
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Quincy Singleton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
I blend the humanist and existential approach with other therapeutic approaches (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy) to help people find meaning and purpose in life, address barriers that impede growth, and learn practical tools to enhance their life experience. I place a high priority on tailoring treatment to meet the needs of my clients so we can work together in accomplishing treatment goals. I enjoy working with challenging situations and helping people put a name to their experience and identify effective ways to improve it.
I blend the humanist and existential approach with other therapeutic approaches (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy) to help people find meaning and purpose in life, address barriers that impede growth, and learn practical tools to enhance their life experience. I place a high priority on tailoring treatment to meet the needs of my clients so we can work together in accomplishing treatment goals. I enjoy working with challenging situations and helping people put a name to their experience and identify effective ways to improve it.
(510) 694-0328 View (510) 694-0328
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Darren Hummel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90815
My belief is that within us are the characteristics to effect change in our lives. I see my role as a therapist to work with you to uncover and amplify those strengths. Through a primarily solution focused lens, I have worked with a wide range of clients and positively impacted individuals, couples and families facing challenging circumstances. Personally I identify with the importance of finding meaning and cultivating purpose. Over the course of my career I have developed a niche helping men navigate the particular issues associated with manhood in today's world.
My belief is that within us are the characteristics to effect change in our lives. I see my role as a therapist to work with you to uncover and amplify those strengths. Through a primarily solution focused lens, I have worked with a wide range of clients and positively impacted individuals, couples and families facing challenging circumstances. Personally I identify with the importance of finding meaning and cultivating purpose. Over the course of my career I have developed a niche helping men navigate the particular issues associated with manhood in today's world.
(562) 414-4639 View (562) 414-4639
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Brittany Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803
Looks like you have reached the tipping point! Whatever has you searching for help, you're already creating change simply by being here. Sometimes all you need is to learn and practice more effective ways of communicating. Sometimes it's an issue of healing from catastrophic wounds, but it's often a complex and intricate combination of things. Regardless of the reason(s), you wouldn't be searching if you didn't already know you may benefit from personal therapy. I firmly believe that most human suffering is learned, and anything that has been learned can be unlearned with the right support.
Looks like you have reached the tipping point! Whatever has you searching for help, you're already creating change simply by being here. Sometimes all you need is to learn and practice more effective ways of communicating. Sometimes it's an issue of healing from catastrophic wounds, but it's often a complex and intricate combination of things. Regardless of the reason(s), you wouldn't be searching if you didn't already know you may benefit from personal therapy. I firmly believe that most human suffering is learned, and anything that has been learned can be unlearned with the right support.
(562) 684-6547 View (562) 684-6547
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Lauren Fournier
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90805  (Online Only)
We all face obstacles in our lives that, at times, impact our ability to connect with others & attend to daily responsibilities. When we find ourselves in this place, it can be incredibly beneficial to engage in self-exploration with someone who can offer new perspectives & remind us of our greatest assets. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of change through connection. As such, I am invested in working collaboratively with you to create a strong therapeutic relationship that is rooted in transparency & mutual trust. I am a clinical psychologist and have been providing individual & group psychotherapy to adults for over 8 years.
We all face obstacles in our lives that, at times, impact our ability to connect with others & attend to daily responsibilities. When we find ourselves in this place, it can be incredibly beneficial to engage in self-exploration with someone who can offer new perspectives & remind us of our greatest assets. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of change through connection. As such, I am invested in working collaboratively with you to create a strong therapeutic relationship that is rooted in transparency & mutual trust. I am a clinical psychologist and have been providing individual & group psychotherapy to adults for over 8 years.
(424) 888-7469 View (424) 888-7469
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Insightful Matters Family Counseling Professionals
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90814  (Online Only)
Cannot find someone who takes your insurance? Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back or there being a schedule conflict? Insightful Matters may be the solution for you. Here, you call one number and you are taken care of. You have access to using your insurance if you wish, a full range of therapists to choose from, days & times, as well as specialties. You can check out our individual profiles here on psychology today and on our website at www.insightfulmatters.com.
Cannot find someone who takes your insurance? Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back or there being a schedule conflict? Insightful Matters may be the solution for you. Here, you call one number and you are taken care of. You have access to using your insurance if you wish, a full range of therapists to choose from, days & times, as well as specialties. You can check out our individual profiles here on psychology today and on our website at www.insightfulmatters.com.
(714) 654-1570 View (714) 654-1570
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Alayn Ortiz-Relationship Anxiety Trauma Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
Are your trying to figure out if you want to stay in your current relationship? You feel resentful, anxious and afraid of being hurt again. You don't know who you are or if you can trust yourself after so many years of neglecting yourself. If you're tired of being in this cycle and ready to make a change, together we can explore what keeps you gravitating towards the same person, figure out if staying or leaving your relationship is the best decision for you, learn what to do when your fears are getting the best of you, and learn how to trust yourself so you can have the relationship you deserve.
Are your trying to figure out if you want to stay in your current relationship? You feel resentful, anxious and afraid of being hurt again. You don't know who you are or if you can trust yourself after so many years of neglecting yourself. If you're tired of being in this cycle and ready to make a change, together we can explore what keeps you gravitating towards the same person, figure out if staying or leaving your relationship is the best decision for you, learn what to do when your fears are getting the best of you, and learn how to trust yourself so you can have the relationship you deserve.
(562) 268-4695 View (562) 268-4695
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Lisa L Strong
MA, ACC, CPLC
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90815
If you are on this site then you are probably hurting and frustrated. Are you seeking to rebuild your relationship, restore trust and enjoy each other again? It all comes down to communication and building a strong foundation. Relationships can bring us great joy, love and connectedness; however, they can also cause us great pain and frustration. Do you want your relationship to be great but can’t seem to communicate about what is important to you without an argument? Does it seem that your partner doesn’t hear you or understand and that even simple topics turn into disagreements? I believe I can help you achieve a breakthrough.
If you are on this site then you are probably hurting and frustrated. Are you seeking to rebuild your relationship, restore trust and enjoy each other again? It all comes down to communication and building a strong foundation. Relationships can bring us great joy, love and connectedness; however, they can also cause us great pain and frustration. Do you want your relationship to be great but can’t seem to communicate about what is important to you without an argument? Does it seem that your partner doesn’t hear you or understand and that even simple topics turn into disagreements? I believe I can help you achieve a breakthrough.
(562) 543-0634 View (562) 543-0634
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Dana Hodgdon Ph. D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90814
I believe we all have the capacity to grow and experience joy. Access to this capacity is usually closer than we think. Talking to someone who is trained to HEAR you can unblock what is holding you back. Call me and we can talk about finding the answers within yourself. For the last 20 years I have had experience in helping people overcome many forms of suffering. Call me and take your first step toward feeling better, attending to things that are meaningful to you, and feeling whole again.
I believe we all have the capacity to grow and experience joy. Access to this capacity is usually closer than we think. Talking to someone who is trained to HEAR you can unblock what is holding you back. Call me and we can talk about finding the answers within yourself. For the last 20 years I have had experience in helping people overcome many forms of suffering. Call me and take your first step toward feeling better, attending to things that are meaningful to you, and feeling whole again.
(562) 453-5492 View (562) 453-5492
Photo of Hector F De Los Santos, Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
Hector F De Los Santos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90814  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and incorporating those facets into a more holistic approach to therapy. I have extensive experience using evidence-based treatments to address depression, anxiety, trauma and substance disorders.
I enjoy working with clients from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and incorporating those facets into a more holistic approach to therapy. I have extensive experience using evidence-based treatments to address depression, anxiety, trauma and substance disorders.
(562) 685-9172 View (562) 685-9172
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Oscar Sermeno
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
Are you feeling invisible and unsure how to express your need for help? I see you and want to help. Whether you're a survivor of domestic violence, struggling with the complexities of growing up in a biracial home, or self-medicating to cope with stress, shame, and depression, I'm here to support you on your path to healing.
Are you feeling invisible and unsure how to express your need for help? I see you and want to help. Whether you're a survivor of domestic violence, struggling with the complexities of growing up in a biracial home, or self-medicating to cope with stress, shame, and depression, I'm here to support you on your path to healing.
(562) 667-3524 View (562) 667-3524
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Nicole Kristine Thorn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90805  (Online Only)
Personal discovery and growth is one of life's greatest challenges but also provides one of life's greatest rewards. Through my own healing journey to address childhood trauma, I did many years traditional talk therapy. While I found this to be helpful, it wasn’t until I discovered somatic experiencing (SE) therapy that I began to experience a deep settling in my body and mind in a relatively short period of time. This settling of the nervous system can lead to a newfound sense of feeling present and engaged in life. One gains more capacity to experience positive emotions, tolerate negative emotions without becoming overwhelmed.
Personal discovery and growth is one of life's greatest challenges but also provides one of life's greatest rewards. Through my own healing journey to address childhood trauma, I did many years traditional talk therapy. While I found this to be helpful, it wasn’t until I discovered somatic experiencing (SE) therapy that I began to experience a deep settling in my body and mind in a relatively short period of time. This settling of the nervous system can lead to a newfound sense of feeling present and engaged in life. One gains more capacity to experience positive emotions, tolerate negative emotions without becoming overwhelmed.
(562) 735-6318 View (562) 735-6318
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Kevin J Woolums
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD Can
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90814
When deciding to see a therapist, it is important to find a fit that is right for you. This is why my practice aims to provide deep and safe sessions that ignite real insight, exploration, hope and change. You need a safe space, knowledgeable support and a collaborative effort. With over a decade of working in counseling psychology and extensive postgraduate work in depth psychology, dreams, and more, I am confident that our time together can help you discover the infections beneath difficult symptoms, the hidden treasure within our greatest obstacles and desired support at a pace that is right for you.
When deciding to see a therapist, it is important to find a fit that is right for you. This is why my practice aims to provide deep and safe sessions that ignite real insight, exploration, hope and change. You need a safe space, knowledgeable support and a collaborative effort. With over a decade of working in counseling psychology and extensive postgraduate work in depth psychology, dreams, and more, I am confident that our time together can help you discover the infections beneath difficult symptoms, the hidden treasure within our greatest obstacles and desired support at a pace that is right for you.
(916) 571-0197 View (916) 571-0197
Photo of Seany Renfrow, Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
Seany Renfrow
Psychologist, PsyD, BCC, CDM
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90814
I help people regain the feeling of hopefulness. Our work in therapy can help you feel the energy, enthusiasm and optimism that was part part of your identity. With therapy you will begin to feel a sense of connection and closeness with loved ones. You are not alone. With the support I can offer, you will likely feel the joy and peace that should be part of life. Therapy will help you feel empowered, live life more fulfilling and with greater ease. In my practice, I specialize in assisting people in overcoming feelings of sadness, loneliness and anxiety.
I help people regain the feeling of hopefulness. Our work in therapy can help you feel the energy, enthusiasm and optimism that was part part of your identity. With therapy you will begin to feel a sense of connection and closeness with loved ones. You are not alone. With the support I can offer, you will likely feel the joy and peace that should be part of life. Therapy will help you feel empowered, live life more fulfilling and with greater ease. In my practice, I specialize in assisting people in overcoming feelings of sadness, loneliness and anxiety.
(562) 984-0848 View (562) 984-0848
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Kathy Tanner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90804
Congratulations on taking steps toward creating the life and the relationships you desire. My name is Kathy Tanner, and I have been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California since 2002. I am passionate about working with people who want to heal, grow, and live their best life. Throughout my career, I have specialized in working with children, teenagers, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I understand and appreciate the complexities of relationships, marriage, parenting, co-parenting, and life transitions.
Congratulations on taking steps toward creating the life and the relationships you desire. My name is Kathy Tanner, and I have been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California since 2002. I am passionate about working with people who want to heal, grow, and live their best life. Throughout my career, I have specialized in working with children, teenagers, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I understand and appreciate the complexities of relationships, marriage, parenting, co-parenting, and life transitions.
(562) 655-7596 View (562) 655-7596
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Suzanne Gauthier-Pin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
Do you feel like anxiety is your baseline? Are you struggling with overthinking, decision paralysis, wondering if everyone is mad at you, and not sleeping well? Feeling overwhelmed, restless, and unsatisfied and sometimes feel like it’s all too much? Do you ever wonder if life is supposed to feel like one crisis after another? Now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelm and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long term issues for your body, mind and spirit. It doesn’t have to be this hard.
Do you feel like anxiety is your baseline? Are you struggling with overthinking, decision paralysis, wondering if everyone is mad at you, and not sleeping well? Feeling overwhelmed, restless, and unsatisfied and sometimes feel like it’s all too much? Do you ever wonder if life is supposed to feel like one crisis after another? Now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelm and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long term issues for your body, mind and spirit. It doesn’t have to be this hard.
(562) 371-0526 View (562) 371-0526
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Kelsey Gavin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90804
Kelsey Gavin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2016. She received a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy with specialization in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. Kelsey provides a welcoming and accepting atmosphere to allow clients to feel safe and comfortable as they seek to become more empowered in their lives. She employs the Humanistic approach's warmth through unconditional regard and respect of the uniqueness and resiliency of each individual.
Kelsey Gavin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2016. She received a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy with specialization in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. Kelsey provides a welcoming and accepting atmosphere to allow clients to feel safe and comfortable as they seek to become more empowered in their lives. She employs the Humanistic approach's warmth through unconditional regard and respect of the uniqueness and resiliency of each individual.
(562) 276-2788 View (562) 276-2788
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Shauneet Marduk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
My passion lies in empowering adults to achieve their mental health and healing goals. As a certified Cognitive Therapist, I draw from a diverse toolkit that blends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Humanistic and Client-Centered approaches, incorporating Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Training.
My passion lies in empowering adults to achieve their mental health and healing goals. As a certified Cognitive Therapist, I draw from a diverse toolkit that blends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Humanistic and Client-Centered approaches, incorporating Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Training.
(424) 526-5367 View (424) 526-5367
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LBC Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
Are you happy? You certainly deserve to be. If your past and/or current life events prevent you from living the life you want, reach out to us today and let's see if we can help. We are a group practice comprised of both licensed clinicians and associates with eclectic backgrounds. We're dedicated to helping the lives of those in our community. We work with adolescents (12+), adults, and those in the LGBT community too, and we work with many different mental health issues. Our style is warm, inviting, collaborative, and judgement free. 100% virtual. We accept medi-cal that's managed by MHN/Healthnet but no other medi-cal plan.
Are you happy? You certainly deserve to be. If your past and/or current life events prevent you from living the life you want, reach out to us today and let's see if we can help. We are a group practice comprised of both licensed clinicians and associates with eclectic backgrounds. We're dedicated to helping the lives of those in our community. We work with adolescents (12+), adults, and those in the LGBT community too, and we work with many different mental health issues. Our style is warm, inviting, collaborative, and judgement free. 100% virtual. We accept medi-cal that's managed by MHN/Healthnet but no other medi-cal plan.
(562) 414-5656 View (562) 414-5656

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Long Beach, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Long Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Long Beach, CA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Long 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.

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.