Therapists in Long Beach, CA

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Courtney Williams, LMFT Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90804  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready and willing to make changes to unhealthy thoughts and behaviors? Do you struggle to identify and manage intense emotions? You are not alone! Therapy is a deeply personal and vulnerable place. As a therapist, I love working collaboratively with people to assist in improving their quality of life. My ideal client is willing to work with me to identify realistic and achievable goals to increase overall healthy, daily functioning.
Are you ready and willing to make changes to unhealthy thoughts and behaviors? Do you struggle to identify and manage intense emotions? You are not alone! Therapy is a deeply personal and vulnerable place. As a therapist, I love working collaboratively with people to assist in improving their quality of life. My ideal client is willing to work with me to identify realistic and achievable goals to increase overall healthy, daily functioning.
(562) 553-3666 View (562) 553-3666
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Jasmine Renessa Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90813
Does your life feel shaped by trauma? Do you find yourself finding faults in your decision making skills, hating your inner self, overly pleasing others till it hurts you, or often being manipulated in your relationships? Building a strong love and care for those inner hidden pieces of you, and being able to express those rich parts in a positive way can go a long way in the journey of growing a healthy happy life. The ultimate goal is that the client will be able to embrace every facet of life in a totally authentic way, learn positive boundaries, and to deal with any emotion or behavior that presents itself in the present moment.
Does your life feel shaped by trauma? Do you find yourself finding faults in your decision making skills, hating your inner self, overly pleasing others till it hurts you, or often being manipulated in your relationships? Building a strong love and care for those inner hidden pieces of you, and being able to express those rich parts in a positive way can go a long way in the journey of growing a healthy happy life. The ultimate goal is that the client will be able to embrace every facet of life in a totally authentic way, learn positive boundaries, and to deal with any emotion or behavior that presents itself in the present moment.
(310) 340-6107 View (310) 340-6107
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Ariel Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90808
Are you tired of feeling tired? Do you find yourself experiencing the same mental roadblocks over and over? Have you tried to figure things out on your own- only to find yourself back in the same position? As a psychodynamic therapist, I strive to provide my clients with long-term, meaningful changes. I don’t believe in quick fixes and understand that true change takes time. Most of the clients on my caseload are highly motivated individuals that yearn for deep rooted holistic healing. I have over ten years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and have undergone extensive training in psychodynamic counseling.
Are you tired of feeling tired? Do you find yourself experiencing the same mental roadblocks over and over? Have you tried to figure things out on your own- only to find yourself back in the same position? As a psychodynamic therapist, I strive to provide my clients with long-term, meaningful changes. I don’t believe in quick fixes and understand that true change takes time. Most of the clients on my caseload are highly motivated individuals that yearn for deep rooted holistic healing. I have over ten years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and have undergone extensive training in psychodynamic counseling.
(562) 222-5305 View (562) 222-5305
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Kevin M Kilbane
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Ph. D. in Depth Psychology. I specialize in working with men's issues. I help men overcome anger issues, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, midlife crisis concerns and help them learn to communicate their feelings more effectively to others. I also have extensive experience working with people who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening illnesses. I am also adept at working with women and their various issues, such as relationships, parenting, life-threatening illnesses, and phase of life concerns.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Ph. D. in Depth Psychology. I specialize in working with men's issues. I help men overcome anger issues, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, midlife crisis concerns and help them learn to communicate their feelings more effectively to others. I also have extensive experience working with people who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening illnesses. I am also adept at working with women and their various issues, such as relationships, parenting, life-threatening illnesses, and phase of life concerns.
(310) 341-7115 View (310) 341-7115
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Kimberly M Gibbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90808
Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and finding a therapist who is the right fit for you can seem overwhelming. Congratulations on taking that first step. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in private practice and am excited at the possibility of working with you. I believe it is vital to focus on the importance of building a therapeutic relationship while utilizing a healing-oriented approach that takes into account the whole person. By doing so, we are able to address the full range of physical, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental influences.
Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and finding a therapist who is the right fit for you can seem overwhelming. Congratulations on taking that first step. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in private practice and am excited at the possibility of working with you. I believe it is vital to focus on the importance of building a therapeutic relationship while utilizing a healing-oriented approach that takes into account the whole person. By doing so, we are able to address the full range of physical, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental influences.
(562) 239-3493 View (562) 239-3493
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Ruth Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
For appointment consideration, visit my website, RuthLynch.com click on the link regarding therapy inquiries. Are you struggling with individual, family, or relationship challenges? Are you feeling anxious, sad, or overwhelmed in your current relationships? Are you sensitive to comments made by friends or family members? Do you feel the losses in your life more pronounced and difficult to understand? Awareness of your thoughts and feelings and how they affect you can begin the healing process.
For appointment consideration, visit my website, RuthLynch.com click on the link regarding therapy inquiries. Are you struggling with individual, family, or relationship challenges? Are you feeling anxious, sad, or overwhelmed in your current relationships? Are you sensitive to comments made by friends or family members? Do you feel the losses in your life more pronounced and difficult to understand? Awareness of your thoughts and feelings and how they affect you can begin the healing process.
(714) 909-1430 View (714) 909-1430
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Emily (Lee) Goldstein
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Lee and I am looking forward to connecting with you. Starting therapy can be one of the hardest, but most rewarding decisions you can make. My own time in therapy continues to be one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and has allowed me to live my life in a way I never thought possible. In working together, we can address your past traumas and heal old wounds.
Hello, my name is Lee and I am looking forward to connecting with you. Starting therapy can be one of the hardest, but most rewarding decisions you can make. My own time in therapy continues to be one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and has allowed me to live my life in a way I never thought possible. In working together, we can address your past traumas and heal old wounds.
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Laughter Through Tears Counseling Paige Cline
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90815
Who needs therapy? We all do! We can all benefit from an hour a week dedicated to introspection & increased self-acceptance in a warm, nonjudgmental environment where we feel safe & supported. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, or hopelessness over a loss of control over your life in an increasingly scary & isolating world. Maybe you're feeling stuck in old, unproductive patterns and need encouragement, accountability & motivation to create the life you truly want. Whatever brings you to therapy, my goal is to support your growth, healing and fulfillment. I work with single, partnered & "ever-single" adults 18+.
Who needs therapy? We all do! We can all benefit from an hour a week dedicated to introspection & increased self-acceptance in a warm, nonjudgmental environment where we feel safe & supported. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, or hopelessness over a loss of control over your life in an increasingly scary & isolating world. Maybe you're feeling stuck in old, unproductive patterns and need encouragement, accountability & motivation to create the life you truly want. Whatever brings you to therapy, my goal is to support your growth, healing and fulfillment. I work with single, partnered & "ever-single" adults 18+.
(562) 418-5255 View (562) 418-5255
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Luis Ceballos
Psychologist, LEP
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, I'm able to work with children, teenagers, and adults in different capacities. My focus is conducting psychological-educational evaluations and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) to provide parents, teachers, administrators, tutors, and students with an in-depth insight into the student's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of intelligence, processing, academics, and social-emotional/behavioral skills.
As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, I'm able to work with children, teenagers, and adults in different capacities. My focus is conducting psychological-educational evaluations and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) to provide parents, teachers, administrators, tutors, and students with an in-depth insight into the student's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of intelligence, processing, academics, and social-emotional/behavioral skills.
(562) 662-3961 View (562) 662-3961
Photo of Cindy Lee Collins, MS, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Cindy Lee Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
You feel stuck and numb. You're just going through the motions, trying to get through the day, knowing you will wake up the next day just to do the same thing all over again. When you are low, you are low, but very rarely, if ever, do you have any highs. You can’t remember the last time you felt happy and wonder if you have ever felt happy. It feels like carrying the weight of the world every day and you're exhausted. You don’t necessarily want to die, but you struggle with the idea of living as you are now. You just need something to change, a hand to help pull you out of the darkness, or a little hope. That's where I come in.
You feel stuck and numb. You're just going through the motions, trying to get through the day, knowing you will wake up the next day just to do the same thing all over again. When you are low, you are low, but very rarely, if ever, do you have any highs. You can’t remember the last time you felt happy and wonder if you have ever felt happy. It feels like carrying the weight of the world every day and you're exhausted. You don’t necessarily want to die, but you struggle with the idea of living as you are now. You just need something to change, a hand to help pull you out of the darkness, or a little hope. That's where I come in.
(562) 548-7639 View (562) 548-7639
Photo of Alicia Bynum, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alicia Bynum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
All the tools that you need to heal are already within you. My main approaches are EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Mindfulness. Mindfulness invites relaxation into the body while EMDR allows you to process the past without feeling triggered. Many of our present problems such as low self esteem, relationship challenges, anxiety, and depression have deep roots within our past. EMDR works to address the problem from its root by challenging the negative messages that we have received from childhood and replacing them with new positive truths. These truths are then integrated into how we view ourselves and the world.
All the tools that you need to heal are already within you. My main approaches are EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Mindfulness. Mindfulness invites relaxation into the body while EMDR allows you to process the past without feeling triggered. Many of our present problems such as low self esteem, relationship challenges, anxiety, and depression have deep roots within our past. EMDR works to address the problem from its root by challenging the negative messages that we have received from childhood and replacing them with new positive truths. These truths are then integrated into how we view ourselves and the world.
(626) 508-7194 View (626) 508-7194
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Jasmine Walker Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
The journey to therapy is no easy feat. To acknowledge your need for extra support is one thing, but to take the step to search for and reach out to a therapist is a remarkably courageous step toward healing. I'd like to think that we are guided to the people we need at different phases throughout our lives and if you are reading this today and my profile speaks to you, perhaps our lives have intersected at just the right time. My aim in the therapeutic process is to provide a safe space for you to let your guard down. To be your authentic self, free of shame and judgment. To act as a guide toward the healing you deserve.
The journey to therapy is no easy feat. To acknowledge your need for extra support is one thing, but to take the step to search for and reach out to a therapist is a remarkably courageous step toward healing. I'd like to think that we are guided to the people we need at different phases throughout our lives and if you are reading this today and my profile speaks to you, perhaps our lives have intersected at just the right time. My aim in the therapeutic process is to provide a safe space for you to let your guard down. To be your authentic self, free of shame and judgment. To act as a guide toward the healing you deserve.
(562) 784-8215 View (562) 784-8215
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Dorit Saberi - Thrive Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with various evidence-based modalities as well as alternative and somatic therapies. I currently work at Harbor UCLA as a Clinical Director of a Trauma service and as Associate Professor at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. I am Bilingual in Hebrew and English. Areas of specialization: Mood disorders; anxiety disorders; post traumatic stress disorder; life transition and adjustment issues; bereavement and loss; couple and relationship therapy; Family therapy; Parenting strategies; work related stress. I am also available for lectures, and trainings and certifications (Prolonged Exposure)
I have extensive experience working with various evidence-based modalities as well as alternative and somatic therapies. I currently work at Harbor UCLA as a Clinical Director of a Trauma service and as Associate Professor at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. I am Bilingual in Hebrew and English. Areas of specialization: Mood disorders; anxiety disorders; post traumatic stress disorder; life transition and adjustment issues; bereavement and loss; couple and relationship therapy; Family therapy; Parenting strategies; work related stress. I am also available for lectures, and trainings and certifications (Prolonged Exposure)
(424) 374-1433 View (424) 374-1433
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Seth M. Madej
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90814  (Online Only)
Asking for help is hard. Even searching this directory requires the bravery of taking the first steps into an uncertain process that can be scary. I'd like to walk alongside you as you navigate that process, to serve as a guide while you discover the route toward your best self, or to work with you to help your struggling child.
Asking for help is hard. Even searching this directory requires the bravery of taking the first steps into an uncertain process that can be scary. I'd like to walk alongside you as you navigate that process, to serve as a guide while you discover the route toward your best self, or to work with you to help your struggling child.
(562) 512-5816 View (562) 512-5816
Photo of Kristy Coleman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristy Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90813
My work includes helping clients know a sense of peace within, and increasing understanding about their sense of discontent, anxiety, or depression. This can show up in various ways, such as in relationship problems, anxiety, or old emotional pain. My style is to provide a safe place with a trauma-informed view to exploring client concerns in their path toward a life with a greater sense of wellness. Together we develop more healthy coping skills, ways of understanding troubled parts of the self, and methods to create a life of well-being and joy.
My work includes helping clients know a sense of peace within, and increasing understanding about their sense of discontent, anxiety, or depression. This can show up in various ways, such as in relationship problems, anxiety, or old emotional pain. My style is to provide a safe place with a trauma-informed view to exploring client concerns in their path toward a life with a greater sense of wellness. Together we develop more healthy coping skills, ways of understanding troubled parts of the self, and methods to create a life of well-being and joy.
(562) 471-6336 View (562) 471-6336
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Long Beach Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
I use a variety of practices and therapies, including: DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Therapy. I have begun to run DBT Skill groups also. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way. Then we collaborate to get you there! Collaboration can also occur in groups. Individual, couples, teens, specialized groups. I have begun to run DBT Skill groups also. I have 10 years experience working in the LGBT community. My approach is always affirming, non-judgemental, and strengths focused.
I use a variety of practices and therapies, including: DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Therapy. I have begun to run DBT Skill groups also. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way. Then we collaborate to get you there! Collaboration can also occur in groups. Individual, couples, teens, specialized groups. I have begun to run DBT Skill groups also. I have 10 years experience working in the LGBT community. My approach is always affirming, non-judgemental, and strengths focused.
(323) 457-2809 View (323) 457-2809
Photo of Efren Lopez, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Efren Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90805  (Online Only)
Having experienced such a trauma like a world-wide pandemic, may have unearthed old wounds that may show up today as anxiety, distrust, depression, challenges in feeling fulfilled, suicidal thoughts, actions or feelings of dread for the world. Perhaps old childhood wounds are starting to become so loud, that ignoring them is becoming increasingly difficult, making it harder to focus, harder to recognize yourself and making it harder to finding purpose or direction in life. If this sounds anything like yourself, you are not alone and you have taken the small steps to finding relief by looking for a therapist.
Having experienced such a trauma like a world-wide pandemic, may have unearthed old wounds that may show up today as anxiety, distrust, depression, challenges in feeling fulfilled, suicidal thoughts, actions or feelings of dread for the world. Perhaps old childhood wounds are starting to become so loud, that ignoring them is becoming increasingly difficult, making it harder to focus, harder to recognize yourself and making it harder to finding purpose or direction in life. If this sounds anything like yourself, you are not alone and you have taken the small steps to finding relief by looking for a therapist.
(657) 837-2369 View (657) 837-2369
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Beth Nadel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
If you're reading this it is because you have the courage to seek guidance and support to deal with the current challenges in your life. Therapy creates an opportunity to find healthy ways to cope, to empower and to heal. I work with individuals experiencing depression and or anxiety. Life presents problems that we see as obstacles but they can also be opportunities for growth and change. Therapy helps see solutions and options and to learn how to make better choices for yourself and your loved ones. In addition, because animals are an important part of my life and maybe yours, I offer consultations and letters for support animals.
If you're reading this it is because you have the courage to seek guidance and support to deal with the current challenges in your life. Therapy creates an opportunity to find healthy ways to cope, to empower and to heal. I work with individuals experiencing depression and or anxiety. Life presents problems that we see as obstacles but they can also be opportunities for growth and change. Therapy helps see solutions and options and to learn how to make better choices for yourself and your loved ones. In addition, because animals are an important part of my life and maybe yours, I offer consultations and letters for support animals.
(562) 230-0002 View (562) 230-0002
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Sarah Greenspan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90806
I want to help you heal in a way that works for you. I’m an intuitive, hands-on therapist who will work with you to set your goals and to meet them by the end of therapy. We wil work on finding ways for you to feel relief from feelings of anxiety or depression or in exploring traumatic areas from your past. I understand the struggles people go through in relationships and how important it is to find somebody who really gets what you are going through, will help you to learn new communication skills, and guide you to feel content, gain clarity and peace of mind.
I want to help you heal in a way that works for you. I’m an intuitive, hands-on therapist who will work with you to set your goals and to meet them by the end of therapy. We wil work on finding ways for you to feel relief from feelings of anxiety or depression or in exploring traumatic areas from your past. I understand the struggles people go through in relationships and how important it is to find somebody who really gets what you are going through, will help you to learn new communication skills, and guide you to feel content, gain clarity and peace of mind.
(949) 326-9462 View (949) 326-9462
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Sonya Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90804  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Sonya Woods. I truly love what I do as I evoke hope, happiness and the belief that each person deserves to be their best selves. I listen and help others to dialogue openly without judgment, gain better understanding, and use coping skills for daily use. Does your visions & dreams match your life? If not, we can work towards helping you to work more in your purpose. I help you restore confidence in facing fear, balancing work/life including changes, turning negative mindsets into positive ones and assisting others to create a fresh start while focusing on your strengths and passions.
Hello, I'm Sonya Woods. I truly love what I do as I evoke hope, happiness and the belief that each person deserves to be their best selves. I listen and help others to dialogue openly without judgment, gain better understanding, and use coping skills for daily use. Does your visions & dreams match your life? If not, we can work towards helping you to work more in your purpose. I help you restore confidence in facing fear, balancing work/life including changes, turning negative mindsets into positive ones and assisting others to create a fresh start while focusing on your strengths and passions.
(424) 291-5366 View (424) 291-5366

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
88% Depression
76% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
67% 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.