Therapists in Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA

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Maggie Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
Whether you are exploring issues around identity, your relationships with those closest to you, feelings of anxiety or depression, or life changes and transitions, I will be happy to create a space for you to do so. You may want to process a crisis or trauma, or just want a safe and non-judgemental place to express yourself and feel heard. Additionally, if you are a parent concerned about your child’s behavior and relationships in your family, or you want to proactively address upcoming transitions in your family, family therapy or parent consultation may be helpful to you.
Whether you are exploring issues around identity, your relationships with those closest to you, feelings of anxiety or depression, or life changes and transitions, I will be happy to create a space for you to do so. You may want to process a crisis or trauma, or just want a safe and non-judgemental place to express yourself and feel heard. Additionally, if you are a parent concerned about your child’s behavior and relationships in your family, or you want to proactively address upcoming transitions in your family, family therapy or parent consultation may be helpful to you.
(628) 244-8546 View (628) 244-8546
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Alan R Chudnow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
Are you feeling stuck with outdated coping strategies as life's challenges evolve? Wrestling with emotional clarity or resolving past experiences can be tough. Imagine having a compassionate collaborator who provides a safe space to explore alternative perspectives and offers a personalized approach to empower you with hope and courage for transformative change—I can be that guide for you.
Are you feeling stuck with outdated coping strategies as life's challenges evolve? Wrestling with emotional clarity or resolving past experiences can be tough. Imagine having a compassionate collaborator who provides a safe space to explore alternative perspectives and offers a personalized approach to empower you with hope and courage for transformative change—I can be that guide for you.
(562) 392-8248 View (562) 392-8248
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Michelle Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Not Verified Not Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
I applaud your courage and strength in taking the first step toward well-being. My approach is Holistic and Cultural sensitive, with individually tailored goals that address Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness. My clients are teens and older adults (LGBTQ+) with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. I can appreciate clients who want to heal & improve their lives. They are willing to make the necessary changes to build inner strengths, increase feelings of empowerment, implement boundaries and learn to Trust vulnerabilities in healthy relationships.
I applaud your courage and strength in taking the first step toward well-being. My approach is Holistic and Cultural sensitive, with individually tailored goals that address Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness. My clients are teens and older adults (LGBTQ+) with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. I can appreciate clients who want to heal & improve their lives. They are willing to make the necessary changes to build inner strengths, increase feelings of empowerment, implement boundaries and learn to Trust vulnerabilities in healthy relationships.
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Grow and Glow Child Therapy LA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
Is your child or teen struggling with low self esteem, social anxiety, OCD or effected by divorce? If so, you have come to the right therapist; I specialize in the issues listed above. I am a compassionate, enthusiastic, and skilled therapist who has both passion and years of experience working with children and teens. (ages 5-18). I believe that children need to learn the skills and tools to love, accept and trust themselves. This will provide them with a strong sense of self, and the mindset that they can achieve and be anything. Grow and Glow is the mantra I strive to emphasize for my clients.
Is your child or teen struggling with low self esteem, social anxiety, OCD or effected by divorce? If so, you have come to the right therapist; I specialize in the issues listed above. I am a compassionate, enthusiastic, and skilled therapist who has both passion and years of experience working with children and teens. (ages 5-18). I believe that children need to learn the skills and tools to love, accept and trust themselves. This will provide them with a strong sense of self, and the mindset that they can achieve and be anything. Grow and Glow is the mantra I strive to emphasize for my clients.
(310) 455-8246 View (310) 455-8246
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Ellie Lipton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90806  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in patterns that leave you unfulfilled? Perhaps you are struggling to understand or embrace your full identity. Maybe you are going through a significant life transition. Or maybe you feel “off” and don’t know what to do about it. Therapy can be a powerful resource to reconnect to yourself, address a specific issue, explore your thoughts and emotions, and just get support for the challenges of life. Clients bring all sorts of challenges to our work – depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, body image challenges, sexuality questions, athlete specific issues, and more.
Are you feeling stuck in patterns that leave you unfulfilled? Perhaps you are struggling to understand or embrace your full identity. Maybe you are going through a significant life transition. Or maybe you feel “off” and don’t know what to do about it. Therapy can be a powerful resource to reconnect to yourself, address a specific issue, explore your thoughts and emotions, and just get support for the challenges of life. Clients bring all sorts of challenges to our work – depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, body image challenges, sexuality questions, athlete specific issues, and more.
(310) 340-7983 View (310) 340-7983
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Eric Price Phd
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
Most of my clinical training has been with college students, young adults, and LGBTQIA communities, but I have experience working with clients across the lifespan. I specialize in helping clients navigate coming out experiences, anxiety, depression, trauma, and bereavement. I also recognize the ways societal oppression impacts marginalized voices. In therapy, I value creating a safe, warm, trusting environment where you will develop new insight into your life and cultivate new strategies to meet your goals. You are not meant to do this alone and I would be honored to help you along your journey!
Most of my clinical training has been with college students, young adults, and LGBTQIA communities, but I have experience working with clients across the lifespan. I specialize in helping clients navigate coming out experiences, anxiety, depression, trauma, and bereavement. I also recognize the ways societal oppression impacts marginalized voices. In therapy, I value creating a safe, warm, trusting environment where you will develop new insight into your life and cultivate new strategies to meet your goals. You are not meant to do this alone and I would be honored to help you along your journey!
(562) 456-3174 View (562) 456-3174
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Jennifer Beers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
Hello, hello! I am Jennifer Beers (she/her), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing telehealth therapy coast to coast in CA. I am passionate about mental health and breaking generational barriers of mental illness. I provide a safe non judgemental place where clients can become the best versions of themselves. I believe past experiences affect our current functioning and through integration of our whole self there can be healing. I work from a lens of unconditional positive regard for each of my clients, embracing the awkward of therapy and a space where authenticity flourishes.
Hello, hello! I am Jennifer Beers (she/her), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing telehealth therapy coast to coast in CA. I am passionate about mental health and breaking generational barriers of mental illness. I provide a safe non judgemental place where clients can become the best versions of themselves. I believe past experiences affect our current functioning and through integration of our whole self there can be healing. I work from a lens of unconditional positive regard for each of my clients, embracing the awkward of therapy and a space where authenticity flourishes.
(657) 295-0014 View (657) 295-0014
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Elaine Raif
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
It’s not too late to welcome healing in the face of grief, trauma, or other life stressors. After all, the gift of reflection is gaining deeper awareness to help move through life’s many transitions. Therapy is an opportunity to explore your patterns of being and shifts in your relationships. I’m committed to co-creating a space where together, we unravel your experiences, challenge unhelpful cycles, and facilitate personal growth through self-compassion. My person-centered approach encourages vulnerability, awakens hope, and honors multiple truths.
It’s not too late to welcome healing in the face of grief, trauma, or other life stressors. After all, the gift of reflection is gaining deeper awareness to help move through life’s many transitions. Therapy is an opportunity to explore your patterns of being and shifts in your relationships. I’m committed to co-creating a space where together, we unravel your experiences, challenge unhelpful cycles, and facilitate personal growth through self-compassion. My person-centered approach encourages vulnerability, awakens hope, and honors multiple truths.
(562) 620-5915 View (562) 620-5915
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Lauren Godlove
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
At different points in our lives, we may find ourselves navigating difficult waters. These periods are tender and sacred, and having the light and guidance of a therapist can be healing in many ways. I have a genuine interest in getting to know you and holding a warm, gentle, nonjudgmental space for you to explore yourself. I am curious about the identities you embody and how these identities intersect and dance within a larger context of family, community, culture, and social systems.
At different points in our lives, we may find ourselves navigating difficult waters. These periods are tender and sacred, and having the light and guidance of a therapist can be healing in many ways. I have a genuine interest in getting to know you and holding a warm, gentle, nonjudgmental space for you to explore yourself. I am curious about the identities you embody and how these identities intersect and dance within a larger context of family, community, culture, and social systems.
(657) 214-7583 View (657) 214-7583
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Lisa Goldfein
Counselor, LPCC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
I’m passionate about helping adults, teens and couples navigate the difficult moments and the bumps in the road that limit us. I understand that reaching out for support and finding the right person to guide you through your journey to healing can be a challenging process. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, unresolved /intergenerational trauma, relationship challenges, postpartum depression and life transitions. I also enjoy helping couples reconnect and improve communication. My unique background (I am Indian and Japanese) gives me deep insight into multicultural issues, and the challenge of finding your identity.
I’m passionate about helping adults, teens and couples navigate the difficult moments and the bumps in the road that limit us. I understand that reaching out for support and finding the right person to guide you through your journey to healing can be a challenging process. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, unresolved /intergenerational trauma, relationship challenges, postpartum depression and life transitions. I also enjoy helping couples reconnect and improve communication. My unique background (I am Indian and Japanese) gives me deep insight into multicultural issues, and the challenge of finding your identity.
(323) 800-8874 View (323) 800-8874
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Rose Junie Abito
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
It is my hope that my clients learn to notice and understand that therapy is a place for growth, change and healing during life's challenges. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy combining EMDR, cognitive and behavioral strategies. My clinical approach can help you find new ways of experiencing yourself approaching life challenges. I help clients create practical solutions and new patterns to assist in achieve their goals, improving their relationship and balancing their lives. I am highly committed to the evidenced based practice of EMDR & attachment theory practicing clinically for over 10 years.
It is my hope that my clients learn to notice and understand that therapy is a place for growth, change and healing during life's challenges. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy combining EMDR, cognitive and behavioral strategies. My clinical approach can help you find new ways of experiencing yourself approaching life challenges. I help clients create practical solutions and new patterns to assist in achieve their goals, improving their relationship and balancing their lives. I am highly committed to the evidenced based practice of EMDR & attachment theory practicing clinically for over 10 years.
(562) 418-5619 View (562) 418-5619
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Dahlia Yoskowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
Hi, my name is Dahlia, and I am a creative, holistic therapist that focuses on the whole person…not just the symptoms they come in with. I love exploring in depth what drives and motivates people, what holds people back, what inspires people, what moves people, and what makes them passionate in life. Together, we will explore and discover purpose and meaning, and work at finding ways of living and fulfilling that purpose. I use different modalities and practices, but mostly look at the person in front of me and see what resonates with them.
Hi, my name is Dahlia, and I am a creative, holistic therapist that focuses on the whole person…not just the symptoms they come in with. I love exploring in depth what drives and motivates people, what holds people back, what inspires people, what moves people, and what makes them passionate in life. Together, we will explore and discover purpose and meaning, and work at finding ways of living and fulfilling that purpose. I use different modalities and practices, but mostly look at the person in front of me and see what resonates with them.
(562) 837-0833 View (562) 837-0833
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Joshua Matthews
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
I provide holistic psychotherapy to help my clients create a more joyful and fulfilling life for themselves. I work well with a wide variety of psychoemotional problems. These include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. Relationship difficulties are a specialty of mine and I take a lot of joy in helping people improve their relationship life. My approach is different than most therapy and psychiatry in that it's not just about reducing symptoms, it's about each person's unique prescription for happiness.
I provide holistic psychotherapy to help my clients create a more joyful and fulfilling life for themselves. I work well with a wide variety of psychoemotional problems. These include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. Relationship difficulties are a specialty of mine and I take a lot of joy in helping people improve their relationship life. My approach is different than most therapy and psychiatry in that it's not just about reducing symptoms, it's about each person's unique prescription for happiness.
(949) 416-2177 View (949) 416-2177
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Diane Gaston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
Feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Afraid you are not measuring up at work or at home? Perhaps you have experienced past trauma and feel like it is holding you back from accomplishing what you wanted to in your life. You have tried to deal with these issues on your own with mixed or disappointing results. Maybe you have even been through therapy before. I can help. I specialize in EMDR therapy and Brainspotting that go deeper than traditional talk therapy to heal the roots of these issues. Want to get rid of depression or anxiety for good? Get off of psychiatric medication? Get your creativity and lust for life back? Read on!
Feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Afraid you are not measuring up at work or at home? Perhaps you have experienced past trauma and feel like it is holding you back from accomplishing what you wanted to in your life. You have tried to deal with these issues on your own with mixed or disappointing results. Maybe you have even been through therapy before. I can help. I specialize in EMDR therapy and Brainspotting that go deeper than traditional talk therapy to heal the roots of these issues. Want to get rid of depression or anxiety for good? Get off of psychiatric medication? Get your creativity and lust for life back? Read on!
(562) 375-4389 View (562) 375-4389
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Joy Lei
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
I believe the answers to most of our life questions come from within us. Therapy provides you with a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space for you to better understand yourself, where you’re at, where you want to be, and how to get there. As a therapist, my role is to help you navigate through these processes using a client-centered, strength-based approach. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, and those experiencing life transitions.
I believe the answers to most of our life questions come from within us. Therapy provides you with a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space for you to better understand yourself, where you’re at, where you want to be, and how to get there. As a therapist, my role is to help you navigate through these processes using a client-centered, strength-based approach. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, and those experiencing life transitions.
(562) 632-5762 View (562) 632-5762
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Brittany Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, 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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Stacia Deiro
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
Are you struggling with managing stress, a low mood, grief, or a loss of your "sense of self" that affects your daily life? Do you feel overwhelmed by life right now? Do you hope that your situation could improve but don't know where to start? I understand that sometimes circumstances may feel overwhelming or hopeless. I am here to support you in dealing with curve balls, whether you are struggling with issues related to a life-changing event, adolescent challenges, or mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, and situations in which you simply feel stuck.
Are you struggling with managing stress, a low mood, grief, or a loss of your "sense of self" that affects your daily life? Do you feel overwhelmed by life right now? Do you hope that your situation could improve but don't know where to start? I understand that sometimes circumstances may feel overwhelming or hopeless. I am here to support you in dealing with curve balls, whether you are struggling with issues related to a life-changing event, adolescent challenges, or mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, and situations in which you simply feel stuck.
(949) 270-3313 View (949) 270-3313
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Katie Kellogg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
Hello! I honor your first step in seeking the support and guidance you might be needing right now. With my years of experience working in mental health, I understand the anxiety that can arise from starting therapy for the first time, or meeting a possible new provider. A safe, validating, and empathetic therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance, and can give you the space you need to explore novel avenues of healing and growth. From my perspective, my role is to help you make new discoveries about yourself, develop greater mental flexibility, and explore valuable tools for handling whatever life throws your way.
Hello! I honor your first step in seeking the support and guidance you might be needing right now. With my years of experience working in mental health, I understand the anxiety that can arise from starting therapy for the first time, or meeting a possible new provider. A safe, validating, and empathetic therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance, and can give you the space you need to explore novel avenues of healing and growth. From my perspective, my role is to help you make new discoveries about yourself, develop greater mental flexibility, and explore valuable tools for handling whatever life throws your way.
(562) 337-3859 View (562) 337-3859
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Lara Juarez Rofman
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
In my practice, it's all about empathy, respect, and valuing the diverse identities and experiences that make us who we are. My area of specialty and interest is in working with individuals who are neurodivergent, have developmental disabilities, or navigating life after a traumatic brain injury. Together, we create a safe space where you can explore and truly be yourself.
In my practice, it's all about empathy, respect, and valuing the diverse identities and experiences that make us who we are. My area of specialty and interest is in working with individuals who are neurodivergent, have developmental disabilities, or navigating life after a traumatic brain injury. Together, we create a safe space where you can explore and truly be yourself.
(562) 573-7887 View (562) 573-7887
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Craig D Kain
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803
Having worked with clients for 20+ years, I understand that the decision to enter into therapy is not one to be taken lightly. I know that when people have questions in their lives, they want answers and they want them as quickly as possible. My goal is to help people -- men and women, straight and gay, young and old -- live fulfiling lives free from stress, depression and anxiety. I work with individuals and couples and have morning, afternoon and evening appointments available. I am also available for online sessions so you can see me from your home or office.
Having worked with clients for 20+ years, I understand that the decision to enter into therapy is not one to be taken lightly. I know that when people have questions in their lives, they want answers and they want them as quickly as possible. My goal is to help people -- men and women, straight and gay, young and old -- live fulfiling lives free from stress, depression and anxiety. I work with individuals and couples and have morning, afternoon and evening appointments available. I am also available for online sessions so you can see me from your home or office.
(562) 354-8763 View (562) 354-8763

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Number of Therapists in Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Family Conflict
72% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Cigna and Evernorth
43% Aetna
39% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Belmont Heights, Long Beach?

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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.