Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo of Ashley Merriman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ashley Merriman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
As an inclusive and affirming clinician, I partner with clients to identify strengths and address barriers to achieving their goals and develop a path towards healing and overall wellness. I work with individuals and couples of every gender expression and sexual orientation who are dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress. I am passionate about social justice and incorporate an anti-oppression and PIC abolitionist lens into my work, particularly in supporting Black, Indigenous, & people of color and LGBTQIA+ folks with issues of identity, racial trauma, difficult life transitions, parenting, and interpersonal struggles.
As an inclusive and affirming clinician, I partner with clients to identify strengths and address barriers to achieving their goals and develop a path towards healing and overall wellness. I work with individuals and couples of every gender expression and sexual orientation who are dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress. I am passionate about social justice and incorporate an anti-oppression and PIC abolitionist lens into my work, particularly in supporting Black, Indigenous, & people of color and LGBTQIA+ folks with issues of identity, racial trauma, difficult life transitions, parenting, and interpersonal struggles.
(213) 296-0260 View (213) 296-0260
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Jeshurun Joseph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034
My client-centered approach to therapy places my clients at the forefront of their own healing journey as I guide and support each one of them. I believe that individuals are the experts of their lives and that my role is to provide a safe and nurturing space for growth. My goal is to assist in identifying strengths and inherent characteristics to fuel resiliency in each client. Clients are coached to understand that decisions made, relationships entered into, and responses to triggers are integral in the healing process by recognizing that trauma in its many forms impacts engagement in repetitive and/or negative behaviors.
My client-centered approach to therapy places my clients at the forefront of their own healing journey as I guide and support each one of them. I believe that individuals are the experts of their lives and that my role is to provide a safe and nurturing space for growth. My goal is to assist in identifying strengths and inherent characteristics to fuel resiliency in each client. Clients are coached to understand that decisions made, relationships entered into, and responses to triggers are integral in the healing process by recognizing that trauma in its many forms impacts engagement in repetitive and/or negative behaviors.
(323) 303-3672 View (323) 303-3672
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Caryn Greenhut
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Is your way of thinking preventing a more satisfying life? Do you feel limited by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Do you sometimes wonder, "Where am I going?," "Who am I?," and "What is this all really about?" My job is to help you find answers to these questions and discover your unique meaning and purpose. I will provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for you to explore the challenges getting in the way of a more balanced, mindful, and fulfilling life. By integrating my various trainings and experiences I will collaboratively construct an approach to best meet your needs and goals.
Is your way of thinking preventing a more satisfying life? Do you feel limited by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Do you sometimes wonder, "Where am I going?," "Who am I?," and "What is this all really about?" My job is to help you find answers to these questions and discover your unique meaning and purpose. I will provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for you to explore the challenges getting in the way of a more balanced, mindful, and fulfilling life. By integrating my various trainings and experiences I will collaboratively construct an approach to best meet your needs and goals.
(310) 912-3461 View (310) 912-3461
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Ingrid Chung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001
I provide a safe, comfortable space to feel your feelings, confront underlying beliefs about yourself, and learn how to navigate challenging relationships. I use a variety of approaches (CBT, DBT, EMDR, and other somatic-based ones) to help clients safely get in touch with their bodies, identify emotions and establish healthy boundaries to function more effectively at work, school, and family in relationships.
I provide a safe, comfortable space to feel your feelings, confront underlying beliefs about yourself, and learn how to navigate challenging relationships. I use a variety of approaches (CBT, DBT, EMDR, and other somatic-based ones) to help clients safely get in touch with their bodies, identify emotions and establish healthy boundaries to function more effectively at work, school, and family in relationships.
(213) 855-3497 View (213) 855-3497
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James A. Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, CCATP
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
"Time does not heal all wounds; it just gives them space to sink into the subconscious, where they continue to impact your emotions and behavior. What heals is going inward, loving yourself, accepting yourself, listening to your needs, addressing your attachments and emotional history and following your intuition" (Yung Pueblo). I partner with my clients to help them find their voice, tell their story, re-engage their strengths and cultivate new ways to stay mindful and grounded—no matter what life throws at them. I work with couples and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and LGBTQI-related issues.
"Time does not heal all wounds; it just gives them space to sink into the subconscious, where they continue to impact your emotions and behavior. What heals is going inward, loving yourself, accepting yourself, listening to your needs, addressing your attachments and emotional history and following your intuition" (Yung Pueblo). I partner with my clients to help them find their voice, tell their story, re-engage their strengths and cultivate new ways to stay mindful and grounded—no matter what life throws at them. I work with couples and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and LGBTQI-related issues.
(323) 870-9289 View (323) 870-9289
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Brett D. Morana
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Although "pain" is something we would like to avoid, it is an inevitable part of life. But the positive aspect of painful experiences is that they can provide the opportunity to change... change that helps us grow and transform ourselves, bringing our lives a deeper sense of meaning. It is often very difficult to recognize these positive life changing opportunities while in the midst of profound pain or even after it subsides but that is where therapy can help. Collaborative work in therapy can facilitate awareness, promote healing, and illuminate paths for change leading to a more meaningful relationship with yourself and others...
Although "pain" is something we would like to avoid, it is an inevitable part of life. But the positive aspect of painful experiences is that they can provide the opportunity to change... change that helps us grow and transform ourselves, bringing our lives a deeper sense of meaning. It is often very difficult to recognize these positive life changing opportunities while in the midst of profound pain or even after it subsides but that is where therapy can help. Collaborative work in therapy can facilitate awareness, promote healing, and illuminate paths for change leading to a more meaningful relationship with yourself and others...
(323) 400-6276 View (323) 400-6276
Photo of Sara DeLaney, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sara DeLaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in some aspect of your life? Are you ready for a change, but are unsure of where or how to start? I would like to help! Life takes on new meaning when we look inward, develop a greater sense of purpose and feel energized. So many things can get us stuck, leaving us unsure or afraid to move forward. I want to help you figure out what is holding you back and enhance your journey of self-discovery. With 15 years of experience working with people, I have learned valuable tools to help you on your journey and have seen people make incredible progress.
Are you feeling stuck in some aspect of your life? Are you ready for a change, but are unsure of where or how to start? I would like to help! Life takes on new meaning when we look inward, develop a greater sense of purpose and feel energized. So many things can get us stuck, leaving us unsure or afraid to move forward. I want to help you figure out what is holding you back and enhance your journey of self-discovery. With 15 years of experience working with people, I have learned valuable tools to help you on your journey and have seen people make incredible progress.
(424) 347-1474 View (424) 347-1474
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Eve Lorraine Sturges
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Waitlist for new clients
Whether your struggle is deeply rooted or a temporary challenge, my role as a therapist is to create a safe space for exploring solutions and finding peace. It is possible to create a life you love with the life you have; let me help you. I also have personal and professional experience with the NPE (non-parent expected, or non paternal event) experience and am extremely comfortable, confident, and empathetic while treating those who have had shocking DNA discoveries. EMAIL IS BEST WAY TO INITIATE COMMUNICATION WITH ME! I am not taking on couples/marriage counseling at this time.
Whether your struggle is deeply rooted or a temporary challenge, my role as a therapist is to create a safe space for exploring solutions and finding peace. It is possible to create a life you love with the life you have; let me help you. I also have personal and professional experience with the NPE (non-parent expected, or non paternal event) experience and am extremely comfortable, confident, and empathetic while treating those who have had shocking DNA discoveries. EMAIL IS BEST WAY TO INITIATE COMMUNICATION WITH ME! I am not taking on couples/marriage counseling at this time.
(213) 693-3918 View (213) 693-3918
Photo of Darrelle Vary, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Darrelle Vary
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Therapy is different for everyone, which is why my approach is rooted in deep care and curiosity for the unique and ongoing stories we each live out on a daily basis. I believe therapy works best when there is a foundation of respect for the individual processes and perspectives of my clients. Therapy is compassionate, collaborative, and calibrated to the needs of each client. It’s a time to experience the essence of listening, of feeling heard, within the setting of the therapeutic relationship. Therapy is a place to restore trust in oneself, and to learn to witness oneself differently.
Therapy is different for everyone, which is why my approach is rooted in deep care and curiosity for the unique and ongoing stories we each live out on a daily basis. I believe therapy works best when there is a foundation of respect for the individual processes and perspectives of my clients. Therapy is compassionate, collaborative, and calibrated to the needs of each client. It’s a time to experience the essence of listening, of feeling heard, within the setting of the therapeutic relationship. Therapy is a place to restore trust in oneself, and to learn to witness oneself differently.
(818) 452-2556 View (818) 452-2556
Photo of Rachel Jones Linn, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rachel Jones Linn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
My sessions often look a little different from traditional approaches, and tend to be more direct and synergistic. I help my clients identify patterns and connections that might have been previously overlooked, which helps us uncover deeper insights. I’m naturally curious about your experiences and will ask questions to help us both understand what motivates your behaviors and emotions.
My sessions often look a little different from traditional approaches, and tend to be more direct and synergistic. I help my clients identify patterns and connections that might have been previously overlooked, which helps us uncover deeper insights. I’m naturally curious about your experiences and will ask questions to help us both understand what motivates your behaviors and emotions.
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Photo of Caroline Jennings, PsyD, DBSM, Psychologist
Caroline Jennings
Psychologist, PsyD, DBSM
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
Sleep problems require specialized treatment. As a board-certified behavioral sleep psychologist, I help adults, teens and children who struggle to turn off their minds at night, find themselves wide awake at odd hours, or feel unrefreshed in the morning, and those with distressing nightmares or vivid dreams. Although I often help folks reduce reliance on sleep aids if that is their goal, I work with anyone regardless of their current medications, substances, and supplements to improve their sleep naturally. I also help families with children whose sleep disturbances are disrupting bedtime and sleep for the whole household.
Sleep problems require specialized treatment. As a board-certified behavioral sleep psychologist, I help adults, teens and children who struggle to turn off their minds at night, find themselves wide awake at odd hours, or feel unrefreshed in the morning, and those with distressing nightmares or vivid dreams. Although I often help folks reduce reliance on sleep aids if that is their goal, I work with anyone regardless of their current medications, substances, and supplements to improve their sleep naturally. I also help families with children whose sleep disturbances are disrupting bedtime and sleep for the whole household.
(310) 923-9455 View (310) 923-9455
Photo of Kylee Donohue, AMFT, CPC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Kylee Donohue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
I provide a supportive container and direct feedback while exploring issues such as boundaries, relationship with self and others, “being” rather than “doing,” and clarity around your patterns and direction in life. My goal is to meet you exactly where you are. Pulling from a variety of modalities and skills to customize treatment, my approach is tailored to each individual client. I am trained in EMDR, Gottman Level 1 &2, and certified for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Kylee is passionate about working with young professionals who are trying to recover from their perfectionism and discover a deeper sense of self-worth
I provide a supportive container and direct feedback while exploring issues such as boundaries, relationship with self and others, “being” rather than “doing,” and clarity around your patterns and direction in life. My goal is to meet you exactly where you are. Pulling from a variety of modalities and skills to customize treatment, my approach is tailored to each individual client. I am trained in EMDR, Gottman Level 1 &2, and certified for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Kylee is passionate about working with young professionals who are trying to recover from their perfectionism and discover a deeper sense of self-worth
(818) 583-8510 View (818) 583-8510
Photo of Gene Lichtenstein, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Gene Lichtenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I trained in Boston. Boston College was my graduate school, Beth Israel Hospital the site of my clinical education, and MIT, where I was a Senior Research Associate, the start of my professional career. In 1976, I emerged a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts and began a practice treating young people, couples and families. I also worked as a community therapist with teachers, parents and students, to help integrate three Boston's public schools.
I trained in Boston. Boston College was my graduate school, Beth Israel Hospital the site of my clinical education, and MIT, where I was a Senior Research Associate, the start of my professional career. In 1976, I emerged a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts and began a practice treating young people, couples and families. I also worked as a community therapist with teachers, parents and students, to help integrate three Boston's public schools.
(805) 323-9703 View (805) 323-9703
Photo of Becky White, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Becky White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066
I am the Founder and Director of Root to Rise Therapy, a boutique psychotherapy practice that provides couples therapy and individual counseling in a warm, accepting space. As a highly trained psychotherapist and relationship counselor located in the heart of Culver City, California, my passion is helping individuals, couples, and families to create relationships and lives that they love. I believe that healthy relationships start with you and that in order to serve the people that we love most, we first have to learn to take care of ourselves!
I am the Founder and Director of Root to Rise Therapy, a boutique psychotherapy practice that provides couples therapy and individual counseling in a warm, accepting space. As a highly trained psychotherapist and relationship counselor located in the heart of Culver City, California, my passion is helping individuals, couples, and families to create relationships and lives that they love. I believe that healthy relationships start with you and that in order to serve the people that we love most, we first have to learn to take care of ourselves!
(310) 627-2660 View (310) 627-2660
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Tony Chavira
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90015  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Tony and my couples therapy practice is a space of hope, clarity, and limitless compassion. Maybe you’re struggling. Maybe you’re in pain or a difficult place in your relationship. Or maybe you’re passing through complicated times. It's safe if your marriage feels this hard, whether you're going through a breakdown or just a rough patch. In therapy, I can journey with you to a place of discovery, curiosity, and refreshing connection. I’ll help you uncover new ways to open, empathize, communicate, and find comfort with one another. But most importantly, we will grow a new culture of freedom and understanding for your future.
Hi, I'm Tony and my couples therapy practice is a space of hope, clarity, and limitless compassion. Maybe you’re struggling. Maybe you’re in pain or a difficult place in your relationship. Or maybe you’re passing through complicated times. It's safe if your marriage feels this hard, whether you're going through a breakdown or just a rough patch. In therapy, I can journey with you to a place of discovery, curiosity, and refreshing connection. I’ll help you uncover new ways to open, empathize, communicate, and find comfort with one another. But most importantly, we will grow a new culture of freedom and understanding for your future.
(323) 622-6494 View (323) 622-6494
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Diana Siew
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 200 RYT
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I help high achieving, highly anxious individuals that are struggling with burnout, work and academic stress, and perfectionism. This may be due to the impact of developmental trauma, childhood overt or covert bullying, or family upbringing. If you are exhausted from having it all together constantly and feel like you are losing touch with your authentic self, therapy is a great place to start in order to shift away from patterns that are no longer working for you. I can guide you as you challenge yourself and grow in ways you thought were not possible and make it less scary by not having to do it alone.
I help high achieving, highly anxious individuals that are struggling with burnout, work and academic stress, and perfectionism. This may be due to the impact of developmental trauma, childhood overt or covert bullying, or family upbringing. If you are exhausted from having it all together constantly and feel like you are losing touch with your authentic self, therapy is a great place to start in order to shift away from patterns that are no longer working for you. I can guide you as you challenge yourself and grow in ways you thought were not possible and make it less scary by not having to do it alone.
(424) 336-9358 View (424) 336-9358
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Adrianne Averbukh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Mind-Body-Soul connection is what gives us the power to transform. When we transform, we meet our authentic selves that just want to be seen, heard and understood I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who strongly believes that the clients are the experts of their lives. Therefore, it is my passion to provide empowerment, emotional support and mindfulness based practices to help my clients create meaningful and healthy lifestyles. Through understanding of the "self", developing compassion and challenging our thought/belief systems we can restore balance and create positive changes.
Mind-Body-Soul connection is what gives us the power to transform. When we transform, we meet our authentic selves that just want to be seen, heard and understood I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who strongly believes that the clients are the experts of their lives. Therefore, it is my passion to provide empowerment, emotional support and mindfulness based practices to help my clients create meaningful and healthy lifestyles. Through understanding of the "self", developing compassion and challenging our thought/belief systems we can restore balance and create positive changes.
(310) 751-0030 View (310) 751-0030
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Chauncey Chatman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MPA, MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
Chauncey Chatman. Marriage & Family Therapist License LMFT45560. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy services to adolescents, couples, families and adults. Much of my approach is a combination of collaborative talk therapy with a strong emphasis on mindfulness practices that foster self-awareness and behavior modification that result in more positive outcomes. My approach: My approach to therapy includes active use of the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused therapy. My focus: Currently my focus is on working with adult individual clients.
Chauncey Chatman. Marriage & Family Therapist License LMFT45560. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy services to adolescents, couples, families and adults. Much of my approach is a combination of collaborative talk therapy with a strong emphasis on mindfulness practices that foster self-awareness and behavior modification that result in more positive outcomes. My approach: My approach to therapy includes active use of the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused therapy. My focus: Currently my focus is on working with adult individual clients.
(213) 816-4697 View (213) 816-4697
Richard Bonhama
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
If you are the victim of a traumatic event you are not alone; many have suffered sexual, physical or emotional abuse, bullying or have witnessed traumatic events as a child or as an adult. Unfortunately, many people live with the detrimental effects associated with trauma for a long time. If you are struggling to recover from life-changing events, feeling that life's difficulties are interfering with your well-being, I can help you. Through a collaborative effort and the utilization of trauma focused-insight oriented approach you can eliminate shame, guilt, intrusive memories, nightmares, depression, anxiety and fears.
If you are the victim of a traumatic event you are not alone; many have suffered sexual, physical or emotional abuse, bullying or have witnessed traumatic events as a child or as an adult. Unfortunately, many people live with the detrimental effects associated with trauma for a long time. If you are struggling to recover from life-changing events, feeling that life's difficulties are interfering with your well-being, I can help you. Through a collaborative effort and the utilization of trauma focused-insight oriented approach you can eliminate shame, guilt, intrusive memories, nightmares, depression, anxiety and fears.
(310) 912-7361 View (310) 912-7361
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Suzie (Sujin) Jeon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90019
My name is Suzie and I am a trauma informed licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in trauma work, identity issues, children of immigrant issues, immigrant issues, relationship challenges, inter-generational trauma, anxiety and depression in teens, young adults, adults, and couples. I am a first generation Korean-America therapist with a sense of humor, and an appreciation for play and creativity: we’ll work together to build a connection and bring out your intrinsic strengths by practicing self compassion.
My name is Suzie and I am a trauma informed licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in trauma work, identity issues, children of immigrant issues, immigrant issues, relationship challenges, inter-generational trauma, anxiety and depression in teens, young adults, adults, and couples. I am a first generation Korean-America therapist with a sense of humor, and an appreciation for play and creativity: we’ll work together to build a connection and bring out your intrinsic strengths by practicing self compassion.
(213) 583-4158 View (213) 583-4158

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.