Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Lisa Barnes Lainer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
“You just DON’T Understand!” your teenager screams at you through tears and gritted teeth. Sometimes it’s unclear if your 12-year-old will ever come out of their room or look up from their video game. You’re afraid to call them down for dinner because of the reaction it may elicit. It’s mind bending to think that you – the parent – have to walk on eggshells just to keep the peace. You know it’s hard to be a teenager these days. But it feels like there’s such a divide, you don’t even know how to begin to help them. Once you lose your temper, the whole house descends into chaos. You’d do anything to get through to them.
“You just DON’T Understand!” your teenager screams at you through tears and gritted teeth. Sometimes it’s unclear if your 12-year-old will ever come out of their room or look up from their video game. You’re afraid to call them down for dinner because of the reaction it may elicit. It’s mind bending to think that you – the parent – have to walk on eggshells just to keep the peace. You know it’s hard to be a teenager these days. But it feels like there’s such a divide, you don’t even know how to begin to help them. Once you lose your temper, the whole house descends into chaos. You’d do anything to get through to them.
(424) 488-0058 View (424) 488-0058
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Eric Jimenez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hello, I am a Bilingual (Español) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I understand that we all walk our own path in life, and at times may be faced with roadblocks that make it difficult to keep going. We may be experiencing depression, anxiety, and other stressors from our everyday life. It may be that we are being weighed down by something we can’t psychically see, but feel. Once that weight has been lifted, you will be able live a life filled with genuine happiness and a greater sense of self. I would like to accompany you in lifting that weight and working through those roadblocks with understanding, compassion, and empowerment.
Hello, I am a Bilingual (Español) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I understand that we all walk our own path in life, and at times may be faced with roadblocks that make it difficult to keep going. We may be experiencing depression, anxiety, and other stressors from our everyday life. It may be that we are being weighed down by something we can’t psychically see, but feel. Once that weight has been lifted, you will be able live a life filled with genuine happiness and a greater sense of self. I would like to accompany you in lifting that weight and working through those roadblocks with understanding, compassion, and empowerment.
(424) 404-1761 View (424) 404-1761
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Christina McDowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LSCSW, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Therapy is a collaboration where we discover creative solutions to your problems, find strong clarity, and discover your truth and powerful, inner voice. I believe in the resiliency of the human spirit and the ability we all have to rise above adversity and intentionally craft our lives. My approach is eclectic and I use solution-focused, evidence-based methods in addition to traditional modalities such as mindfulness and mind/body techniques. Therapy isn't about finding out what is "wrong" with you. At the heart of it, it is about learning, understanding, and discovering the beauty and courage that has been inside all along.
Therapy is a collaboration where we discover creative solutions to your problems, find strong clarity, and discover your truth and powerful, inner voice. I believe in the resiliency of the human spirit and the ability we all have to rise above adversity and intentionally craft our lives. My approach is eclectic and I use solution-focused, evidence-based methods in addition to traditional modalities such as mindfulness and mind/body techniques. Therapy isn't about finding out what is "wrong" with you. At the heart of it, it is about learning, understanding, and discovering the beauty and courage that has been inside all along.
(816) 209-1305 View (816) 209-1305
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Gina Ali
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
I believe therapy is a container for self-expression where you can show up exactly as you are. As a person with lived experience of being queer, Arab, Non-binary, and Muslim, I have seen first hand how difficult it is to find someone whose values align around the importance of community and is committed to a trauma-informed framework. Growing up in a world that constantly feeds us narratives such as “healing happens alone” and “we are solely responsible for the state of our own wellbeing” can be deeply challenging and frustrating. Together, we will dismantle the notion of isolation as a symbol of strength.
I believe therapy is a container for self-expression where you can show up exactly as you are. As a person with lived experience of being queer, Arab, Non-binary, and Muslim, I have seen first hand how difficult it is to find someone whose values align around the importance of community and is committed to a trauma-informed framework. Growing up in a world that constantly feeds us narratives such as “healing happens alone” and “we are solely responsible for the state of our own wellbeing” can be deeply challenging and frustrating. Together, we will dismantle the notion of isolation as a symbol of strength.
(424) 622-9019 View (424) 622-9019
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Monica Broderick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of California. I have a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of California. I have a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
(562) 620-8582 View (562) 620-8582
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Carmonique Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90043  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with daily anxiety, sadness, stress, trauma or difficult life transitions? Want peace in your life, but can't seem to attain it? Day to day we can be confronted with new challenges, stressors, and mental exhaustion. It is common to experience a range of emotional challenges individually or within your relationships during various phases of your life. Sometimes you just need a safe place to release and restore. I am committed to providing you a safe, supportive and confidential environment for your restoration and healing.
Are you dealing with daily anxiety, sadness, stress, trauma or difficult life transitions? Want peace in your life, but can't seem to attain it? Day to day we can be confronted with new challenges, stressors, and mental exhaustion. It is common to experience a range of emotional challenges individually or within your relationships during various phases of your life. Sometimes you just need a safe place to release and restore. I am committed to providing you a safe, supportive and confidential environment for your restoration and healing.
(213) 674-5115 View (213) 674-5115
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Mi Joung Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010
I believe utilizing therapy services can be one of the bravest decisions you make in your life for your self-care. I would like to focus on your strength and uniqueness based on unconditional positive regard and assist you in creating your own story and identity with your voice. I think therapy is a journey to travel your past, present, and future. Through this journey, I hope you discover your strengths, learn about who you are and what you like, and better understand yourself. Of course, to better love yourself, too.
I believe utilizing therapy services can be one of the bravest decisions you make in your life for your self-care. I would like to focus on your strength and uniqueness based on unconditional positive regard and assist you in creating your own story and identity with your voice. I think therapy is a journey to travel your past, present, and future. Through this journey, I hope you discover your strengths, learn about who you are and what you like, and better understand yourself. Of course, to better love yourself, too.
(310) 620-1620 View (310) 620-1620
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Shari D Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Are you looking for insight into difficult thoughts or feelings that keep you from enjoying relationships, family, and career? When traumatic events or unexpressed feelings are left unattended we can become identified with these states and symptoms like depression, social anxiety, substance abuse and self sabotage can arise. It can be difficult to make changes and overcome obstacles without support, new tools, and new insight.
Are you looking for insight into difficult thoughts or feelings that keep you from enjoying relationships, family, and career? When traumatic events or unexpressed feelings are left unattended we can become identified with these states and symptoms like depression, social anxiety, substance abuse and self sabotage can arise. It can be difficult to make changes and overcome obstacles without support, new tools, and new insight.
(323) 744-0974 View (323) 744-0974
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Judy Tam
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
We all need help sometimes and I create an open space in therapy for you to explore thoughts and feelings without judgment. You come with your own unique set of values, lived experiences, emotions and challenges. I recognize the importance of creating an individualized experience for you as every person’s healing journey differs. I have cultivated a unique understanding of the challenges faced by emerging adults and Asian Americans. Therapy with me helps you rewrite the stories written for you, break free from others' expectations that don't serve you and confidently express yourself as you find your core values.
We all need help sometimes and I create an open space in therapy for you to explore thoughts and feelings without judgment. You come with your own unique set of values, lived experiences, emotions and challenges. I recognize the importance of creating an individualized experience for you as every person’s healing journey differs. I have cultivated a unique understanding of the challenges faced by emerging adults and Asian Americans. Therapy with me helps you rewrite the stories written for you, break free from others' expectations that don't serve you and confidently express yourself as you find your core values.
(714) 942-1032 View (714) 942-1032
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Kat Valentine
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, PhD
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
I am a LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamy-affirmative therapist, who provides online therapy for adults, romantic partners, and chosen family. I specialize in empowering people to work through shame, anxiety, depression, ADHD, coming out, and relational issues. I take a humanist, collaborative, attachment-focused approach in my therapeutic work and believe it’s often useful to examine the stories we tell about ourselves and our relationships in order to weave new narratives that better serve us. I have completed my Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training (an attachment-based couples therapy method).
I am a LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamy-affirmative therapist, who provides online therapy for adults, romantic partners, and chosen family. I specialize in empowering people to work through shame, anxiety, depression, ADHD, coming out, and relational issues. I take a humanist, collaborative, attachment-focused approach in my therapeutic work and believe it’s often useful to examine the stories we tell about ourselves and our relationships in order to weave new narratives that better serve us. I have completed my Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training (an attachment-based couples therapy method).
(747) 245-3808 View (747) 245-3808
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Fidel Quintanilla
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
You might be feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or stuck in a cycle of stress. My experience working with clients who work in high-stress careers gives me an understanding of work-life balance stress and having little time to work through anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma and grief/loss. Sessions with me are structured, direct, and we create goals and develop the tools to authentically and confidently confront your stress. With years of extensive training with hundreds of clients at a top treatment center in Southern California, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you become a healthier you.
You might be feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or stuck in a cycle of stress. My experience working with clients who work in high-stress careers gives me an understanding of work-life balance stress and having little time to work through anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma and grief/loss. Sessions with me are structured, direct, and we create goals and develop the tools to authentically and confidently confront your stress. With years of extensive training with hundreds of clients at a top treatment center in Southern California, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you become a healthier you.
(310) 987-4577 View (310) 987-4577
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Joe Taravella
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth and fulfillment with me? I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who embodies a compassionate, understanding, and respectful therapeutic approach with all my clients. My expertise lies in identifying and treating psychological, emotional, and relationship issues, and I have been instrumental in getting individuals to achieve breakthroughs by revealing toxic secrets and long-standing issues. Our work together will enhance your ability to effectively communicate, identify triggers, break maladaptive patterns, and achieve your greatest potential in life.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth and fulfillment with me? I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who embodies a compassionate, understanding, and respectful therapeutic approach with all my clients. My expertise lies in identifying and treating psychological, emotional, and relationship issues, and I have been instrumental in getting individuals to achieve breakthroughs by revealing toxic secrets and long-standing issues. Our work together will enhance your ability to effectively communicate, identify triggers, break maladaptive patterns, and achieve your greatest potential in life.
(310) 773-9780 View (310) 773-9780
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Clarity Family Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Are you struggling with trauma or distress? Are you feeling lonely, anxious, sad? You have chosen the right practice. We offer therapy to help with many issues including stress, relationship issues, or deep trauma through our EMDR Treatments. We offer a safe space both telehealth and in person to process what you are struggling with and improve your life. Our group specializes in creating healthy relationships, working through anxiety, depression, getting "unstuck," working through addictions, and healing from trauma.
Are you struggling with trauma or distress? Are you feeling lonely, anxious, sad? You have chosen the right practice. We offer therapy to help with many issues including stress, relationship issues, or deep trauma through our EMDR Treatments. We offer a safe space both telehealth and in person to process what you are struggling with and improve your life. Our group specializes in creating healthy relationships, working through anxiety, depression, getting "unstuck," working through addictions, and healing from trauma.
(818) 495-8986 View (818) 495-8986
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C. D. Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
My approach is to meet each person where they are emotionally, to assess their vulnerabilities, and their assets, and to engage those assets in the pursuit of the solutions they seek. I am a licensed MFT and also hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I have supported the growth of many people over the last 20 years, including those challenged by substance use and related diagnoses, as well as supporting their families, and others faced by anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, and struggles to find meaning in life.
My approach is to meet each person where they are emotionally, to assess their vulnerabilities, and their assets, and to engage those assets in the pursuit of the solutions they seek. I am a licensed MFT and also hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I have supported the growth of many people over the last 20 years, including those challenged by substance use and related diagnoses, as well as supporting their families, and others faced by anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, and struggles to find meaning in life.
(310) 807-2838 View (310) 807-2838
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Sunny Charchian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90077  (Online Only)
Are you feeling that life hasn’t panned out as you’d hoped? Whether you’re caught up ruminating about past events, overwhelmed by future uncertainties, or seeking strategies for emotional regulation and impulse control, I’m here to assist. If breakup blues are still lingering or the complexities of modern dating have you stressed, I understand. Moreover, if you’re aiming to cultivate healthier relationships with your children, partner, or parents, I can offer guidance. And if you or a loved one are contending with challenges like mood or personality disorders, know that positive change is attainable.
Are you feeling that life hasn’t panned out as you’d hoped? Whether you’re caught up ruminating about past events, overwhelmed by future uncertainties, or seeking strategies for emotional regulation and impulse control, I’m here to assist. If breakup blues are still lingering or the complexities of modern dating have you stressed, I understand. Moreover, if you’re aiming to cultivate healthier relationships with your children, partner, or parents, I can offer guidance. And if you or a loved one are contending with challenges like mood or personality disorders, know that positive change is attainable.
(310) 896-4011 View (310) 896-4011
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Mari Marks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
People come to therapy seeking help for a variety of human problems. You may be in severe pain, suffering the effects of trauma, stressful events or ruptured relationships. You may need help to achieve healthy emotional boundaries with friends, loved ones, co-workers. Perhaps you simply wish to become more consciously aware of the ways in which you unknowingly sabotage living a full, satisfying life. Although I typically draw from psychodynamic, family systems and humanistic principles, I am flexible, tailoring my approach to each individual. I enjoy the challenge of working with people to solve a wide range of human difficulties.
People come to therapy seeking help for a variety of human problems. You may be in severe pain, suffering the effects of trauma, stressful events or ruptured relationships. You may need help to achieve healthy emotional boundaries with friends, loved ones, co-workers. Perhaps you simply wish to become more consciously aware of the ways in which you unknowingly sabotage living a full, satisfying life. Although I typically draw from psychodynamic, family systems and humanistic principles, I am flexible, tailoring my approach to each individual. I enjoy the challenge of working with people to solve a wide range of human difficulties.
(310) 692-9405 View (310) 692-9405
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Madison Craft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Hi! My name is Madison Craft and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of West Los Angeles, CA. I received my Master of Social Work from UCLA and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. I am experienced in working with individuals, families, and groups in community mental health and school settings. I am trained in various evidenced-based modalities, including- EMDR Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing.
Hi! My name is Madison Craft and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of West Los Angeles, CA. I received my Master of Social Work from UCLA and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. I am experienced in working with individuals, families, and groups in community mental health and school settings. I am trained in various evidenced-based modalities, including- EMDR Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing.
(310) 997-4251 View (310) 997-4251
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Dr. Maria del Carmen Gutierrez
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Would you like to have a better relationship with yourself and with your body? I take a depth-oriented approach to helping you resolve early trauma, release shame, and develop a more secure way of relating to yourself and to others. The more deeply you understand yourself, the more you will be empowered to make healthier choices and live more present in the moment. I believe it is possible to connect to the joy in your life. As we work together in therapy, I will help you connect with your emotions, so they stop affecting your body, behavior, and relationships.
Would you like to have a better relationship with yourself and with your body? I take a depth-oriented approach to helping you resolve early trauma, release shame, and develop a more secure way of relating to yourself and to others. The more deeply you understand yourself, the more you will be empowered to make healthier choices and live more present in the moment. I believe it is possible to connect to the joy in your life. As we work together in therapy, I will help you connect with your emotions, so they stop affecting your body, behavior, and relationships.
(323) 616-1717 View (323) 616-1717
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Lisa Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90037
My name is Dr. Lisa Miller, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD.) and Christian Ministry (D.Min.). In these roles, I have been privileged to assist hurting people for over forty years. I work with clients throughout California via telehealth., both adolescents and adults, single and married. I am a generalist and treat patients experiencing anxiety/stress and depression from diverse causes. I am a specialist if the cause of their symptoms stems from trauma, faith, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
My name is Dr. Lisa Miller, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD.) and Christian Ministry (D.Min.). In these roles, I have been privileged to assist hurting people for over forty years. I work with clients throughout California via telehealth., both adolescents and adults, single and married. I am a generalist and treat patients experiencing anxiety/stress and depression from diverse causes. I am a specialist if the cause of their symptoms stems from trauma, faith, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
(213) 510-2226 View (213) 510-2226
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Lauren Hellum
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Welcome! My name is Lauren Hellum, and I want to congratulate you on beginning or continuing your journey to self-healing. I acknowledge the challenges you have experienced that have brought you to seek out counseling, and I want to assist you in overcoming these hurdles. I believe that we all have the capability to be the best versions of ourselves and may need support and tools to guide us to where we want to be and who we want to become. I am passionate about helping people decondition themselves from unwanted behaviors, troubling thoughts, and emotions through psychotherapy.
Welcome! My name is Lauren Hellum, and I want to congratulate you on beginning or continuing your journey to self-healing. I acknowledge the challenges you have experienced that have brought you to seek out counseling, and I want to assist you in overcoming these hurdles. I believe that we all have the capability to be the best versions of ourselves and may need support and tools to guide us to where we want to be and who we want to become. I am passionate about helping people decondition themselves from unwanted behaviors, troubling thoughts, and emotions through psychotherapy.
(424) 222-5509 x111 View (424) 222-5509 x111

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Optum

How Therapists in Los Angeles, CA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Los Angeles?

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.

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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.