Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Emily Scheltgen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90032  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you longing for deeper, more fulfilling relationships but finding yourself stuck in patterns of conflict or disconnection? Loneliness and relationship challenges can weigh heavily on your heart, leaving you feeling isolated and misunderstood. Whether you're navigating challenges with a partner, family member, or friend, there is always hope for positive change. Through therapy, we can explore communication styles, attachment patterns, and relational dynamics, empowering you to cultivate healthier, more satisfying connections in your life.
Are you longing for deeper, more fulfilling relationships but finding yourself stuck in patterns of conflict or disconnection? Loneliness and relationship challenges can weigh heavily on your heart, leaving you feeling isolated and misunderstood. Whether you're navigating challenges with a partner, family member, or friend, there is always hope for positive change. Through therapy, we can explore communication styles, attachment patterns, and relational dynamics, empowering you to cultivate healthier, more satisfying connections in your life.
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James Birks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90044  (Online Only)
In today's world It can be so difficult to connect to our truth and live as our authentic selves. My mission is to create a non-judgmental, supportive and affirmative environment that will encourage you to heal, to grow and to reach your fullest potential. Through collaboration, empathetic listening and challenging negative patterns we will work together and help you reach your goals. Embarking on a therapeutic journey takes hard work, vulnerability and commitment. So if you are willing to put in the work I am committed to helping you succeed.
In today's world It can be so difficult to connect to our truth and live as our authentic selves. My mission is to create a non-judgmental, supportive and affirmative environment that will encourage you to heal, to grow and to reach your fullest potential. Through collaboration, empathetic listening and challenging negative patterns we will work together and help you reach your goals. Embarking on a therapeutic journey takes hard work, vulnerability and commitment. So if you are willing to put in the work I am committed to helping you succeed.
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Paul S. Raine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046
I work with individuals and couples from a compassionate, non-judgemental, client-centered perspective. I believe that the unique rapport that develops between client and therapist is one of the major components of emotional and psychological healing. My approach is highly collaborative in that we work together to identify problems and creatively find solutions that work for you. I specialize in relationship issues with individuals as well as couples; depression; anxiety; issues of self-esteem; sexual identity and coming out; and LGBT issues. I also have extensive experience and training with families dealing with Alzheimer's disease.
I work with individuals and couples from a compassionate, non-judgemental, client-centered perspective. I believe that the unique rapport that develops between client and therapist is one of the major components of emotional and psychological healing. My approach is highly collaborative in that we work together to identify problems and creatively find solutions that work for you. I specialize in relationship issues with individuals as well as couples; depression; anxiety; issues of self-esteem; sexual identity and coming out; and LGBT issues. I also have extensive experience and training with families dealing with Alzheimer's disease.
(323) 498-1241 View (323) 498-1241
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Courtney Allison Dietler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, personal difficulties and life transitions. As your therapist I emphasize an eclectic form of psychotherapy that utilizes Attachment and Psychodynamic concepts to help you better understand your experience and develop important and necessary coping skills with the goal of a life free of anxiety, depression and trauma.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, personal difficulties and life transitions. As your therapist I emphasize an eclectic form of psychotherapy that utilizes Attachment and Psychodynamic concepts to help you better understand your experience and develop important and necessary coping skills with the goal of a life free of anxiety, depression and trauma.
(213) 212-7991 View (213) 212-7991
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Penny H Timmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
The past few years have turned many of our lives upside down. You may be struggling to find your "new normal" or embarking on a new path in life. You may be grieving the loss of a loved one, or a way of life. The state of the world, isolation, relationship difficulties, or other challenges of day-to-day living may leave you feeling depleted, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Therapy can help. Whether you need help making a change, moving through grief, communicating with loved ones, or are just feeling stuck, I can help you find creative solutions to not only cope and survive, but also to thrive.
The past few years have turned many of our lives upside down. You may be struggling to find your "new normal" or embarking on a new path in life. You may be grieving the loss of a loved one, or a way of life. The state of the world, isolation, relationship difficulties, or other challenges of day-to-day living may leave you feeling depleted, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Therapy can help. Whether you need help making a change, moving through grief, communicating with loved ones, or are just feeling stuck, I can help you find creative solutions to not only cope and survive, but also to thrive.
(310) 905-8328 View (310) 905-8328
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Rami Dion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
As a queer Black Arab immigrant, I recognize the importance of how social identities can have a great impact on someone's mental health. Even navigating the mental health system can be exhausting and at times disappointing. In my practice, I aim to provide a safe space for people who often struggle to find one due to systemic and social injustices. I assist people in the healing of their trauma and processing difficult experiences as they navigate living in a society that is in itself in need of healing. I am passionate about my work and love being present with my clients through their journey of healing and self-discovery.
As a queer Black Arab immigrant, I recognize the importance of how social identities can have a great impact on someone's mental health. Even navigating the mental health system can be exhausting and at times disappointing. In my practice, I aim to provide a safe space for people who often struggle to find one due to systemic and social injustices. I assist people in the healing of their trauma and processing difficult experiences as they navigate living in a society that is in itself in need of healing. I am passionate about my work and love being present with my clients through their journey of healing and self-discovery.
(323) 746-8182 View (323) 746-8182
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Marilyn A Hagoes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Most of us, at some time or another, need some help meeting life's challenges. When our quality of life isn't what we want it to be, psychotherapy can lead to lasting change and be very rewarding.
Most of us, at some time or another, need some help meeting life's challenges. When our quality of life isn't what we want it to be, psychotherapy can lead to lasting change and be very rewarding.
(310) 693-5129 View (310) 693-5129
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Efrem Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
As an African American, I understand how important it is to have proper representation in the mental health field. Being able to have access to providers who look like you or share your cultural background can make all the difference in one's motivation for change. I'm a very direct clinician. I will serve the role of your accountability partner, where we cultivate a supportive, judgment-free zone together. I will be happy to help you navigate reasonable pathways to insight, growth, and positive change. But the steering wheel is always in your hands. If you're ready, then let's get going!
As an African American, I understand how important it is to have proper representation in the mental health field. Being able to have access to providers who look like you or share your cultural background can make all the difference in one's motivation for change. I'm a very direct clinician. I will serve the role of your accountability partner, where we cultivate a supportive, judgment-free zone together. I will be happy to help you navigate reasonable pathways to insight, growth, and positive change. But the steering wheel is always in your hands. If you're ready, then let's get going!
(424) 374-3618 View (424) 374-3618
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M K Hurlbutt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Hi, I’m MK (she/her) and I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. I’m passionate about approaching our work together in a way that invites you to connect to the most empowered vision and story of yourself. I also understand the importance of honoring and exploring all the complexities and emotions that make your lived experience unique to you. Together we’ll create a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere where you can feel seen and heard as your authentic self.
Hi, I’m MK (she/her) and I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. I’m passionate about approaching our work together in a way that invites you to connect to the most empowered vision and story of yourself. I also understand the importance of honoring and exploring all the complexities and emotions that make your lived experience unique to you. Together we’ll create a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere where you can feel seen and heard as your authentic self.
(323) 910-4379 View (323) 910-4379
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Marney E Stofflet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90029
I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist foreclose to 40 years and have had the good fortune of working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life's challenges. I work with issues of sexuality,life needs, anxiety, adolescent and family problems,depression,abuse, addictions, special needs children and interpersonal relationships.I also do extensive work with people confronting the hard work of grief and loss and with individuals who have lost someone to suicide. My goals as a clinician are to guide individuals toward healing and self-understanding in an atmosphere of trust and self-respect.
I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist foreclose to 40 years and have had the good fortune of working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life's challenges. I work with issues of sexuality,life needs, anxiety, adolescent and family problems,depression,abuse, addictions, special needs children and interpersonal relationships.I also do extensive work with people confronting the hard work of grief and loss and with individuals who have lost someone to suicide. My goals as a clinician are to guide individuals toward healing and self-understanding in an atmosphere of trust and self-respect.
(323) 454-2122 View (323) 454-2122
Photo of Mahyar N Nili, LMFT, SEP, Marriage & Family Therapist
Mahyar N Nili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
How is your heart and spirit these days? Are you connected with yourself and others or a larger collective in the way you want to be? Are you hard on yourself or filled with guilt, anger, conflict, loss? Are you feeling overwhelmed by change, or frustrated with family, friends or relationships? Do you find it difficult to ask for help from others, or say no to people? Are you in a process of understanding your gender, sexuality, neurodivergences (AudHD, Austism, ADHD, HSP, etc.), culture, spirituality, religion, illness/disability? If you're ready to connect more with the resources that are already inside you, you can reach out.
How is your heart and spirit these days? Are you connected with yourself and others or a larger collective in the way you want to be? Are you hard on yourself or filled with guilt, anger, conflict, loss? Are you feeling overwhelmed by change, or frustrated with family, friends or relationships? Do you find it difficult to ask for help from others, or say no to people? Are you in a process of understanding your gender, sexuality, neurodivergences (AudHD, Austism, ADHD, HSP, etc.), culture, spirituality, religion, illness/disability? If you're ready to connect more with the resources that are already inside you, you can reach out.
(424) 276-7492 View (424) 276-7492
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(424) 397-2639 View (424) 397-2639
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Dr. Leslie Rodriguez
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
Dr. Leslie Rodriguez has a genuine interest in working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. She supports utilizing evidence-based practices and has extensive experience providing psychotherapy treating a wide variety of disorders. She has provided treatment in hospital settings, educational settings, and community mental-health centers She specializes in helping individuals, couples and families with life changes, identity, psychological trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, career burnout, and family communication.
Dr. Leslie Rodriguez has a genuine interest in working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. She supports utilizing evidence-based practices and has extensive experience providing psychotherapy treating a wide variety of disorders. She has provided treatment in hospital settings, educational settings, and community mental-health centers She specializes in helping individuals, couples and families with life changes, identity, psychological trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, career burnout, and family communication.
(424) 291-9145 View (424) 291-9145
Photo of Kimberly Reiss, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kimberly Reiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
The therapeutic process is about becoming most fully ourselves. The more we come to know ourselves in an authentic and true way, the more fulfilling our lives and our relationships become. Change occurs when there is a new understanding, not just in our intellectual mind, but in our bodies and spirits as well. This kind of work, though difficult, and sometimes painful, is also deeply rewarding. It can also seem like a scary idea to some, not knowing if making lasting change is even possible.
The therapeutic process is about becoming most fully ourselves. The more we come to know ourselves in an authentic and true way, the more fulfilling our lives and our relationships become. Change occurs when there is a new understanding, not just in our intellectual mind, but in our bodies and spirits as well. This kind of work, though difficult, and sometimes painful, is also deeply rewarding. It can also seem like a scary idea to some, not knowing if making lasting change is even possible.
(323) 680-4981 View (323) 680-4981
Photo of Kyle Shepard, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kyle Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90047  (Online Only)
Kyle enjoys working with clients to better understand themselves while improving their communication and relationships. Kyle works well with couples, teens and young adults through life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, identity issues and relational struggles.
Kyle enjoys working with clients to better understand themselves while improving their communication and relationships. Kyle works well with couples, teens and young adults through life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, identity issues and relational struggles.
(310) 362-5487 View (310) 362-5487
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Sindy Oh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and currently accepting clients in my private practice in Los Angeles, CA. I practice evidence-based therapies and believe in the importance of a collaborative client / therapist relationship when working toward change and growth. I provide treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, as well as relationship distress. I also specialize in Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine, such as women's health issues and health behavior modification. I provide individual and couples psychotherapy for younger, mid-life, and older adults.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and currently accepting clients in my private practice in Los Angeles, CA. I practice evidence-based therapies and believe in the importance of a collaborative client / therapist relationship when working toward change and growth. I provide treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, as well as relationship distress. I also specialize in Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine, such as women's health issues and health behavior modification. I provide individual and couples psychotherapy for younger, mid-life, and older adults.
(424) 781-3253 View (424) 781-3253
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Maddie Miyoshi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066
You are enough. Past experiences may have created a negative inner voice undercutting your self-worth and capacity for joy. People pleasing and perfectionism may have left you needing to do or be more, unable to enjoy the present. We will work together in a safe and non-judgmental space to rewrite your self-talk and find your empowered voice. We will identify and prioritize your own needs, allowing you to be present with grace and acceptance as you navigate healing past wounds & face life's challenges. Therapy will empower you to recognize your intrinsic strengths, forging a new path toward a life of meaning and fulfillment.
You are enough. Past experiences may have created a negative inner voice undercutting your self-worth and capacity for joy. People pleasing and perfectionism may have left you needing to do or be more, unable to enjoy the present. We will work together in a safe and non-judgmental space to rewrite your self-talk and find your empowered voice. We will identify and prioritize your own needs, allowing you to be present with grace and acceptance as you navigate healing past wounds & face life's challenges. Therapy will empower you to recognize your intrinsic strengths, forging a new path toward a life of meaning and fulfillment.
(626) 313-2818 View (626) 313-2818
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Stella Chesler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
I work with adults, helping my clients gain a deeper awareness of their experience, their history and their current circumstances. I work collaboratively and compassionately with my clients to make sense of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors and develop a sense of comfort and value in being who they are. Together, my clients and I explore their hopes and desires, and experiment with new possibilities and expanded ways of viewing themselves. I specialize in working with people who are struggling with past trauma, experiencing critical feelings about themselves or feeling challenged in their relationships.
I work with adults, helping my clients gain a deeper awareness of their experience, their history and their current circumstances. I work collaboratively and compassionately with my clients to make sense of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors and develop a sense of comfort and value in being who they are. Together, my clients and I explore their hopes and desires, and experiment with new possibilities and expanded ways of viewing themselves. I specialize in working with people who are struggling with past trauma, experiencing critical feelings about themselves or feeling challenged in their relationships.
(323) 418-2648 View (323) 418-2648
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Drea N Olivares
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Does it sometimes feel like you are struggling to just exist? As a Queer, Latina, AuDHD (Autistic/ADHD) therapist, I get it! Many spaces in this world are not designed for us, and sometimes even work against us. Your feelings of overwhelm and othered-ness are justified, but that shouldn't stop you from building the authentic life you deserve. Have you been labeled as weird, quirky, too sensitive/emotional, lazy, or overall just too much? Are you someone who does not fit the normative societal standards because of your sexual/romantic orientations, gender presentation, or for practicing consensual/ethical non-monogamy?
Does it sometimes feel like you are struggling to just exist? As a Queer, Latina, AuDHD (Autistic/ADHD) therapist, I get it! Many spaces in this world are not designed for us, and sometimes even work against us. Your feelings of overwhelm and othered-ness are justified, but that shouldn't stop you from building the authentic life you deserve. Have you been labeled as weird, quirky, too sensitive/emotional, lazy, or overall just too much? Are you someone who does not fit the normative societal standards because of your sexual/romantic orientations, gender presentation, or for practicing consensual/ethical non-monogamy?
(747) 319-4377 View (747) 319-4377
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Angelica Quezada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, with 9 years of experience. I specialize in supporting women through various life stages, including pre-conception, perinatal, postpartum, parenting, first generation, and other major life transitions. My expertise lies in mood disorders like depression, anxiety, and PMADs, as well as reproductive grief (infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss). I also assist with parenting children facing behavioral challenges and offer guidance on relationship issues and communication. I provide telehealth visits and nature therapy sessions.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, with 9 years of experience. I specialize in supporting women through various life stages, including pre-conception, perinatal, postpartum, parenting, first generation, and other major life transitions. My expertise lies in mood disorders like depression, anxiety, and PMADs, as well as reproductive grief (infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss). I also assist with parenting children facing behavioral challenges and offer guidance on relationship issues and communication. I provide telehealth visits and nature therapy sessions.
(562) 573-7770 View (562) 573-7770

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
73% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Los Angeles, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.