Therapists in The Plaza, Long Beach, CA

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Veronica Gomez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
My name is Veronica Gomez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work with adults (18+) struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem that may stem from grief and loss, life transitions, and more. I provide a safe and positive space for the patient's to feel empowered to be their authentic self. I specialize in working with adults by incorporating various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Interpersonal Therapy to guide patients find their strengths, community, and self.
My name is Veronica Gomez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work with adults (18+) struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem that may stem from grief and loss, life transitions, and more. I provide a safe and positive space for the patient's to feel empowered to be their authentic self. I specialize in working with adults by incorporating various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Interpersonal Therapy to guide patients find their strengths, community, and self.
(657) 837-3875 View (657) 837-3875
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Jennifer Leupp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808  (Online Only)
You’ve been putting everything into your job and relationships since you can remember and you are TIRED. Tired of saying yes when you already have too much on your plate, tired of the exhausting task of managing other people’s lives, and just plain tired of not having enough room for YOU in your life. It’s been so long since you prioritized your own needs that you aren’t even sure what having time for yourself would look like or how to get it. Part of you is terrified that people won't like you if you start saying no to their requests and part of you even feels guilty delegating some of these tasks.
You’ve been putting everything into your job and relationships since you can remember and you are TIRED. Tired of saying yes when you already have too much on your plate, tired of the exhausting task of managing other people’s lives, and just plain tired of not having enough room for YOU in your life. It’s been so long since you prioritized your own needs that you aren’t even sure what having time for yourself would look like or how to get it. Part of you is terrified that people won't like you if you start saying no to their requests and part of you even feels guilty delegating some of these tasks.
(562) 276-2479 View (562) 276-2479
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Gwen Schwimmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808  (Online Only)
It takes courage and humility to seek help for oneself. I strive to create an empathic, collaborative atmosphere to help you address and diminish pain and conflict in your life. My approach is eclectic drawing from two decades of experience treating a wide range of emotional issues. There is no need for you to suffer any longer. I offer guidance and tools for you to reduce distress in your life.
It takes courage and humility to seek help for oneself. I strive to create an empathic, collaborative atmosphere to help you address and diminish pain and conflict in your life. My approach is eclectic drawing from two decades of experience treating a wide range of emotional issues. There is no need for you to suffer any longer. I offer guidance and tools for you to reduce distress in your life.
(562) 553-8388 View (562) 553-8388
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Raenisha D. Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be scary! Therapy is a collaborative process that allows me to guide and empower you to resolve issues that are affecting your life. I work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and boundary-setting in work and personal life. I provide culturally appropriate services while using your strengths as a starting point. I am queer and trans-affirming and welcome LGBTQAI clients, their families and loved ones.
Starting therapy can be scary! Therapy is a collaborative process that allows me to guide and empower you to resolve issues that are affecting your life. I work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and boundary-setting in work and personal life. I provide culturally appropriate services while using your strengths as a starting point. I am queer and trans-affirming and welcome LGBTQAI clients, their families and loved ones.
(562) 655-8570 View (562) 655-8570
Jillianne Paladino Boyd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
Looking for a safe space to talk openly, explore your thoughts and feelings, process trauma, or depression? I have experience working with military veterans and their loved ones. I specialize in addressing moral injury and moral distress. I have had the honor of assisting others on their journey of self discovery. I can help you navigate a path allowing safe exploration and self discovery. Let me help you explore the pain, embrace the joy and live your life to its fullest .
Looking for a safe space to talk openly, explore your thoughts and feelings, process trauma, or depression? I have experience working with military veterans and their loved ones. I specialize in addressing moral injury and moral distress. I have had the honor of assisting others on their journey of self discovery. I can help you navigate a path allowing safe exploration and self discovery. Let me help you explore the pain, embrace the joy and live your life to its fullest .
(657) 332-1719 View (657) 332-1719
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Alen Arjad
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CADC-I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
No matter what you’re seeking, whether it’s overcoming worries, desiring more out of life, reducing stress in relationships, or becoming a more refined version of yourself, it’s helpful to have an ally throughout the journey. I believe that people have within them the creativity, strengths, and solutions to become who and what they want to be. My style is integrative which aims to address each person’s unique experience through a wide variety of psychotherapies and tools.
No matter what you’re seeking, whether it’s overcoming worries, desiring more out of life, reducing stress in relationships, or becoming a more refined version of yourself, it’s helpful to have an ally throughout the journey. I believe that people have within them the creativity, strengths, and solutions to become who and what they want to be. My style is integrative which aims to address each person’s unique experience through a wide variety of psychotherapies and tools.
(949) 433-8597 View (949) 433-8597
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Katharina Kienboeck
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
Hello, I am Katharina! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am based in Petaluma, California, and work with clients statewide via Telehealth. I am honored to be part of conversations that help my clients feel stronger, clearer, and more connected to themselves and their important relationships. I believe therapy can be an incredibly valuable space to find clarity and support when we need it most. Good conversations help us identify what's ours, what old stories we may carry that do not serve us anymore, and what tools we can access and utilize towards the changes we are seeking.
Hello, I am Katharina! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am based in Petaluma, California, and work with clients statewide via Telehealth. I am honored to be part of conversations that help my clients feel stronger, clearer, and more connected to themselves and their important relationships. I believe therapy can be an incredibly valuable space to find clarity and support when we need it most. Good conversations help us identify what's ours, what old stories we may carry that do not serve us anymore, and what tools we can access and utilize towards the changes we are seeking.
(657) 837-1907 View (657) 837-1907
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Christopher Patrick Carney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
My name is Chris Carney, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with various populations and have a diverse background including people with trauma, crisis, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems, adoptive specific problems and family dynamic concerns.
My name is Chris Carney, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with various populations and have a diverse background including people with trauma, crisis, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems, adoptive specific problems and family dynamic concerns.
(562) 414-5413 View (562) 414-5413
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Shawn Montoya
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
Although we come from many different walks of life, your story matters. I am here to assure you that your journey does not have to be navigated through alone. My goal is to work together with you in discovering who you once were, who you are now, & who & where you want to be. I believe we can learn to control our thoughts & emotions in order to heal, discover peace, & find empowerment. In this journey of self-discovery, I hope to provide you with a non-judgmental & supportive, safe space while focusing on developing genuine trust & connection.
Although we come from many different walks of life, your story matters. I am here to assure you that your journey does not have to be navigated through alone. My goal is to work together with you in discovering who you once were, who you are now, & who & where you want to be. I believe we can learn to control our thoughts & emotions in order to heal, discover peace, & find empowerment. In this journey of self-discovery, I hope to provide you with a non-judgmental & supportive, safe space while focusing on developing genuine trust & connection.
(562) 512-6866 View (562) 512-6866
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Michelle Joanne Needham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
I am here to help an individual in their journey to being more centered, happier, and filled with tools and skills to handle what life throws at us on our way. Are you tired of not feeling like you're not striving in life, barely hanging? Depressed, anxious, confused, feeling like you don't matter, unclear of your purpose? Do you want to feel better about yourself, more confident, and smile more? I'm no magician and can't make all these wishes come true. But I can provide a safe and unconditionally accepting place for you to explore the inner workings of your heart and soul and rid of old ways no longer serving you.
I am here to help an individual in their journey to being more centered, happier, and filled with tools and skills to handle what life throws at us on our way. Are you tired of not feeling like you're not striving in life, barely hanging? Depressed, anxious, confused, feeling like you don't matter, unclear of your purpose? Do you want to feel better about yourself, more confident, and smile more? I'm no magician and can't make all these wishes come true. But I can provide a safe and unconditionally accepting place for you to explore the inner workings of your heart and soul and rid of old ways no longer serving you.
(562) 207-5553 View (562) 207-5553
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Candice L. Recotta
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
I believe that developing a trusting relationship with your therapist is essential. My training and experience have created the fostering of the origins of trauma and how it can affect all areas of functioning. I use trauma-informed approaches and am both a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist. These modalities are instrumental in reducing the effects that long term and chronic tension, trauma, and anxiety can create in our daily lives.
I believe that developing a trusting relationship with your therapist is essential. My training and experience have created the fostering of the origins of trauma and how it can affect all areas of functioning. I use trauma-informed approaches and am both a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist. These modalities are instrumental in reducing the effects that long term and chronic tension, trauma, and anxiety can create in our daily lives.
(714) 266-3258 View (714) 266-3258
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Interventions and Beyond / Roberto A Henderson
Counselor, MSW(C) , CADCIII, ICADCII, SUDCIII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90815
I am accepting new clients. I have over 33 years of experience in the field of counseling and addiction treatment. I know I can help you and your family in developing an effective approach to get the treatment necessary, change the course of your lives as well as gain freedom from the grip of addiction. " Book Knowledge " helps but I also have 35 years of personal recovery from addiction to draw from and make effective assessments to help the entire family deal with the crisis. Professional help increases the likelihood of success by 400%. My specialties are addictions, co-dependency, family dynamics and anger management
I am accepting new clients. I have over 33 years of experience in the field of counseling and addiction treatment. I know I can help you and your family in developing an effective approach to get the treatment necessary, change the course of your lives as well as gain freedom from the grip of addiction. " Book Knowledge " helps but I also have 35 years of personal recovery from addiction to draw from and make effective assessments to help the entire family deal with the crisis. Professional help increases the likelihood of success by 400%. My specialties are addictions, co-dependency, family dynamics and anger management
(949) 835-5254 View (949) 835-5254
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Cesar Arevalo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC-II
Verified Verified
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90815
Not accepting new clients
No one is immune to life’s difficulties. Life can be unpredictable, complex and challenging at times. We can feel stuck, becoming overwhelmed by fearful negative thoughts and overcome by intense emotions. I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to offer guidance and support to individuals as they navigate through difficult issues, painful life events and learn to achieve personal growth. My professional training, clinical knowledge, and years of on-the-field experience help me to provide individuals with the tools to have a better quality of life.
No one is immune to life’s difficulties. Life can be unpredictable, complex and challenging at times. We can feel stuck, becoming overwhelmed by fearful negative thoughts and overcome by intense emotions. I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to offer guidance and support to individuals as they navigate through difficult issues, painful life events and learn to achieve personal growth. My professional training, clinical knowledge, and years of on-the-field experience help me to provide individuals with the tools to have a better quality of life.
(562) 685-9180 View (562) 685-9180
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Olivia Morales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
If you are feeling stuck and powerless in your life, and setting boundaries are followed by shame, I am here to help. I am passionate about working with individuals who feel trapped in their behaviors and way of thinking, in order to empower them in their choices. I want to remind you of the choices you have to help you from feeling stuck. Together, we can confront what is not helping you with compassion to build your confidence, understand what you want to change and emphasize making decisions to feel more in control of your life. I want to empower you to assert yourself. How can we use your strengths as a tool?
If you are feeling stuck and powerless in your life, and setting boundaries are followed by shame, I am here to help. I am passionate about working with individuals who feel trapped in their behaviors and way of thinking, in order to empower them in their choices. I want to remind you of the choices you have to help you from feeling stuck. Together, we can confront what is not helping you with compassion to build your confidence, understand what you want to change and emphasize making decisions to feel more in control of your life. I want to empower you to assert yourself. How can we use your strengths as a tool?
(714) 463-1658 View (714) 463-1658
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Stephanie Bornstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
Are you unhappy with the way things in your life have been going? Do you experience emotions that cause you to feel out of control? This can be very frustrating and overwhelming. Unfortunately, many people have not been taught how to regulate intense emotions, and it can be difficult navigating life when we don’t feel like we are in the driver’s seat. What would it be like to learn new skills and perspectives that could lead you to achieve the life you have always imagined? As a therapist, I have worked with many individuals struggling with acceptance, managing intense emotions, intrusive thoughts, and interpersonal communication.
Are you unhappy with the way things in your life have been going? Do you experience emotions that cause you to feel out of control? This can be very frustrating and overwhelming. Unfortunately, many people have not been taught how to regulate intense emotions, and it can be difficult navigating life when we don’t feel like we are in the driver’s seat. What would it be like to learn new skills and perspectives that could lead you to achieve the life you have always imagined? As a therapist, I have worked with many individuals struggling with acceptance, managing intense emotions, intrusive thoughts, and interpersonal communication.
(657) 837-2570 View (657) 837-2570
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Christina Kee- Anxiety Therapist For Hsp Teens And Adults
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
Reaching out for support and trying to find the right therapist can be overwhelming but I am here to listen and help you feel comfortable with the process. I specialize working with teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety. Particularly, those who are highly sensitive persons (HSP) or an empath. I have worked with this age group through all settings for almost 20 years (schools, non-profit, county, and private practice). I enjoy helping others identify how to set healthy boundaries with others, how to take care of themselves when they’re overstimulated and overwhelmed, and communicate these needs in a comfortable way.
Reaching out for support and trying to find the right therapist can be overwhelming but I am here to listen and help you feel comfortable with the process. I specialize working with teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety. Particularly, those who are highly sensitive persons (HSP) or an empath. I have worked with this age group through all settings for almost 20 years (schools, non-profit, county, and private practice). I enjoy helping others identify how to set healthy boundaries with others, how to take care of themselves when they’re overstimulated and overwhelmed, and communicate these needs in a comfortable way.
(562) 393-7496 View (562) 393-7496
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Maru Serricchio-Joiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90815
Waitlist for new clients
Imagine the following: you have been using the same paint palette for a while. You never clean the palette, so all the paint from the past years have dried on top of each other. One day, you feel uneasy with the top color so you decide to rip it off. It isn't until you turn it over that you see all the colors and realize they cannot be separated from each other. I focus on the clients as a whole and I believe that whatever brings you to therapy is deeply rooted in your cumulative life experiences, not in isolation.
Imagine the following: you have been using the same paint palette for a while. You never clean the palette, so all the paint from the past years have dried on top of each other. One day, you feel uneasy with the top color so you decide to rip it off. It isn't until you turn it over that you see all the colors and realize they cannot be separated from each other. I focus on the clients as a whole and I believe that whatever brings you to therapy is deeply rooted in your cumulative life experiences, not in isolation.
(661) 369-8295 View (661) 369-8295
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Lori M Downing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
Are life’s struggles causing you to feel overwhelmed, confused, distressed, dissatisfied, or alone? I can help you find hope and healing, and a way forward. I truly believe the connection between therapist and client is essential to successful therapy and connecting with my clients - is my greatest asset. I do this by providing a caring, non-judgmental, supportive presence and a listening ear. In this safe place, I come alongside adult individuals dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Co-dependency, Elder and Caregiving Issues, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Faith Issues and help them move forward.
Are life’s struggles causing you to feel overwhelmed, confused, distressed, dissatisfied, or alone? I can help you find hope and healing, and a way forward. I truly believe the connection between therapist and client is essential to successful therapy and connecting with my clients - is my greatest asset. I do this by providing a caring, non-judgmental, supportive presence and a listening ear. In this safe place, I come alongside adult individuals dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Co-dependency, Elder and Caregiving Issues, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Faith Issues and help them move forward.
(657) 255-8172 View (657) 255-8172
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Kesy Yoon
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I am dedicated to helping my clients understand who they are and how they fit into the world around them. Over the past several years, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings with individuals from all walks of life. Currently, I work with adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, depression and major life transitions. Over the course of my career, I have developed a specialty in working with the first generation Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) population.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I am dedicated to helping my clients understand who they are and how they fit into the world around them. Over the past several years, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings with individuals from all walks of life. Currently, I work with adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, depression and major life transitions. Over the course of my career, I have developed a specialty in working with the first generation Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) population.
(562) 526-6163 View (562) 526-6163
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Elemental Wellness
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LMFT, LADAAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90808
I consider it an honor to develop a relationship with you and walk beside you on your journey to exploring your darkest corners and bringing some light into your shadows. For 14 years, I have been in the field of recovery and addiction. I have personal and professional experience with addiction and I am familiar with most types of recovery. Inpatient treatment can be expensive and is not appropriate for everyone. I can support you in making an informed decision in how to best treat your addiction without the sales pitch and get you and your family the help you need.
I consider it an honor to develop a relationship with you and walk beside you on your journey to exploring your darkest corners and bringing some light into your shadows. For 14 years, I have been in the field of recovery and addiction. I have personal and professional experience with addiction and I am familiar with most types of recovery. Inpatient treatment can be expensive and is not appropriate for everyone. I can support you in making an informed decision in how to best treat your addiction without the sales pitch and get you and your family the help you need.
(562) 991-6561 View (562) 991-6561

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Number of Therapists in The Plaza, Long Beach, CA

90+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in The Plaza, Long Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in The Plaza, Long Beach, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in The Plaza, 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.