Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo of Andrea Tomoe, Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
Andrea Tomoe
Counselor, MCMHC, LPC, CMHC, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
We all deserve a place to process the events that have shaped us. If past traumas are affecting your daily life, therapy can be your path to overcoming these challenges and discovering your inner strength. I firmly believe that living a better, more fulfilling life shouldn't be such a daunting task. As a certified EMDR therapist, my goal is to help you create the life you truly desire. At your core, you already hold the knowledge of your genuine wants and needs. Through therapy, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, fostering more satisfying relationships with yourself and others.
We all deserve a place to process the events that have shaped us. If past traumas are affecting your daily life, therapy can be your path to overcoming these challenges and discovering your inner strength. I firmly believe that living a better, more fulfilling life shouldn't be such a daunting task. As a certified EMDR therapist, my goal is to help you create the life you truly desire. At your core, you already hold the knowledge of your genuine wants and needs. Through therapy, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, fostering more satisfying relationships with yourself and others.
(213) 205-0852 View (213) 205-0852
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Barbra Rochelle Rubanowitz
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
When you begin the therapeutic journey, you can feel very vulnerable. My clients make lasting changes and attain the confidence to take the risks to succeed, in an atmosphere of warmth and encouragement. I work with parents, children, teens, and adults addressing anxiety, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, self-esteem, and social issues. They learn to live authentic lives and learn to live in the moment. I have a lot of experiencing with divorced families and help them coparent and do what is in the best interest of their children.
When you begin the therapeutic journey, you can feel very vulnerable. My clients make lasting changes and attain the confidence to take the risks to succeed, in an atmosphere of warmth and encouragement. I work with parents, children, teens, and adults addressing anxiety, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, self-esteem, and social issues. They learn to live authentic lives and learn to live in the moment. I have a lot of experiencing with divorced families and help them coparent and do what is in the best interest of their children.
(424) 317-8399 View (424) 317-8399
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Claudia Y Hernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Learn how to express yourself so that you are heard and understood by the ones you love. I work with families, couples, and individuals to break generational patterns that no longer serve them. We all deserve to be connected with ourselves, our children, and our loved ones and I hold a special place in my heart for co-parents who want to put their children first but can't figure out how to collaborate effectively. In collaboration, we create a safe space to connect and relate from intentional intimacy.
Learn how to express yourself so that you are heard and understood by the ones you love. I work with families, couples, and individuals to break generational patterns that no longer serve them. We all deserve to be connected with ourselves, our children, and our loved ones and I hold a special place in my heart for co-parents who want to put their children first but can't figure out how to collaborate effectively. In collaboration, we create a safe space to connect and relate from intentional intimacy.
(424) 234-7967 View (424) 234-7967
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Shushanik Gaboian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
My therapy style is centered around creating a safe and nurturing space where you can comfortably explore your inner world. I am committed to supporting you in befriending the parts of yourself that you find challenging to accept. With a deep passion for helping individuals integrate their struggles into a persona of strength and resilience, I strive to empower you on your healing journey. Throughout my 9 years as a clinical therapist, I have incorporated trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches into my practice.
My therapy style is centered around creating a safe and nurturing space where you can comfortably explore your inner world. I am committed to supporting you in befriending the parts of yourself that you find challenging to accept. With a deep passion for helping individuals integrate their struggles into a persona of strength and resilience, I strive to empower you on your healing journey. Throughout my 9 years as a clinical therapist, I have incorporated trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches into my practice.
(424) 699-3071 View (424) 699-3071
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of east side therapists at Silver Lake Psychology with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of east side therapists at Silver Lake Psychology with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(310) 341-0323 View (310) 341-0323
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Charlene Mcpherson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, CADCIII, ICADC, SAP, YT200
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
As an addiction counselor since 1991 I have had the opportunity to work with many clients helping them with, support to move forward in recovery, life changes, healing, healthy relationships, someone to listen, or getting their life balanced. We will work together taking steps that will guide you on your path of change and recovery. I believe everyone at some point in their life may need to seek out a counselor. Life is always changing. Situations come up in our life such as addiction, relapse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and self-esteem issues.
As an addiction counselor since 1991 I have had the opportunity to work with many clients helping them with, support to move forward in recovery, life changes, healing, healthy relationships, someone to listen, or getting their life balanced. We will work together taking steps that will guide you on your path of change and recovery. I believe everyone at some point in their life may need to seek out a counselor. Life is always changing. Situations come up in our life such as addiction, relapse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and self-esteem issues.
(424) 322-1082 View (424) 322-1082
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Celeste H Ryan
Psychologist, PhD, SEP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Not accepting new clients
Why now? What is it that is currently drawing you to seek some help? Perhaps you are struggling with certain emotions, that you in one way or another become reactive to, whether acting out, or shutting down. Do you have difficulty in relationships, or moving forward in your life, or career? Or perhaps are disconnected from yourself, any joy or meaning in your life. In our work together, we can support you in your process of unfolding, or individuation. To come closer to what is an authentic and meaningful life for you.
Why now? What is it that is currently drawing you to seek some help? Perhaps you are struggling with certain emotions, that you in one way or another become reactive to, whether acting out, or shutting down. Do you have difficulty in relationships, or moving forward in your life, or career? Or perhaps are disconnected from yourself, any joy or meaning in your life. In our work together, we can support you in your process of unfolding, or individuation. To come closer to what is an authentic and meaningful life for you.
(424) 306-1929 View (424) 306-1929
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Yoni Klein: Psychotherapy & Ketamine Therapy (KAP)
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Anxiety, trauma, shame, depression, grief, a lack of meaning in life - these are some of the issues that I strive to help people work through. My goal is to create a safe container in which you can explore your emotions and relationship issues without judgment. I am deeply committed to supporting you on your journey toward self-awareness, healing, and growth. I work with adults, couples and teens from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities and collaborate with clients to tailor our sessions to the unique needs of each individual.
Anxiety, trauma, shame, depression, grief, a lack of meaning in life - these are some of the issues that I strive to help people work through. My goal is to create a safe container in which you can explore your emotions and relationship issues without judgment. I am deeply committed to supporting you on your journey toward self-awareness, healing, and growth. I work with adults, couples and teens from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities and collaborate with clients to tailor our sessions to the unique needs of each individual.
(323) 894-2463 View (323) 894-2463
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Jeneba Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling unsure about yourself? Does something feel off and you can't put your finger on it? I cater to African American millennial women struggling with mother wounds that have led to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and life transitions. Let's awaken your natural feminine strength, embrace womanhood, and express your inner truths. Are you a worried parent whose child been withdrawn, irritable and you believe they need more help? Look on further I can help. Relating to the younger generation comes easy to me.
Have you been feeling unsure about yourself? Does something feel off and you can't put your finger on it? I cater to African American millennial women struggling with mother wounds that have led to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and life transitions. Let's awaken your natural feminine strength, embrace womanhood, and express your inner truths. Are you a worried parent whose child been withdrawn, irritable and you believe they need more help? Look on further I can help. Relating to the younger generation comes easy to me.
(424) 328-6700 View (424) 328-6700
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Speak 2 Thrive Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
At Speak 2 Thrive Therapy, you can expect a counseling style that is warm, collaborative and relational. I will create a safe and supportive space to hear your story, explore difficulties, collaborate and guide with the understanding that you are the expert of your own life. I use therapy designed to meet your individual needs and goals. I focus in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, trauma and loss. I use a biopsychosocial approach which recognizes the importance of addressing the interaction between physical, psychological and social factors in both the prevention and management of disease.
At Speak 2 Thrive Therapy, you can expect a counseling style that is warm, collaborative and relational. I will create a safe and supportive space to hear your story, explore difficulties, collaborate and guide with the understanding that you are the expert of your own life. I use therapy designed to meet your individual needs and goals. I focus in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, trauma and loss. I use a biopsychosocial approach which recognizes the importance of addressing the interaction between physical, psychological and social factors in both the prevention and management of disease.
(301) 327-2348 View (301) 327-2348
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Charlotte Haigh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
You are fed up with repeating patterns that feel self-destructive. You are tired of being so reactive to the same triggers. You are ready for change, for relationships that fill your cup, and for a life that is purposeful and passionate. And you are probably totally overwhelmed right now. I get it. Wading through pages of therapist bios when you're already stressed, sad, and/or confused can be kind of the worst thing ever. But I'm here to help! I support clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma-related symptoms, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress and lack of clarity that big life transitions can kick up.
You are fed up with repeating patterns that feel self-destructive. You are tired of being so reactive to the same triggers. You are ready for change, for relationships that fill your cup, and for a life that is purposeful and passionate. And you are probably totally overwhelmed right now. I get it. Wading through pages of therapist bios when you're already stressed, sad, and/or confused can be kind of the worst thing ever. But I'm here to help! I support clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma-related symptoms, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress and lack of clarity that big life transitions can kick up.
(805) 504-8731 View (805) 504-8731
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Sarah Riehl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
I bring a mindfulness approach to psychotherapy, emphasizing an open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of oneself in the moment. By bringing awareness and compassion to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to deepen your understanding of yourself and create more meaningful relationships in the world. My style is gentle, patient and honest, having deep respect for the nature of the human condition and pace of meaningful growth. Our work together will encourage and challenge you in finding your way through fear and pain.
I bring a mindfulness approach to psychotherapy, emphasizing an open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of oneself in the moment. By bringing awareness and compassion to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to deepen your understanding of yourself and create more meaningful relationships in the world. My style is gentle, patient and honest, having deep respect for the nature of the human condition and pace of meaningful growth. Our work together will encourage and challenge you in finding your way through fear and pain.
(310) 683-4585 View (310) 683-4585
Photo of Jack Brennan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Jack Brennan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
What brings you here is something important. It could be a problem, pattern, question, or thought; or it could stand for something more difficult to represent with words. Our work may be long or short-term depending on the nature of this dilemma. We might focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, relationships, or something else. Whatever the cause, the techniques I utilize for listening and hearing prompt you to speak on a register that leads to change. Psychotherapy becomes a creative space for opportunity and growth, as well as a time for you to focus and reflect inward, in order to bring forward something new or renewed.
What brings you here is something important. It could be a problem, pattern, question, or thought; or it could stand for something more difficult to represent with words. Our work may be long or short-term depending on the nature of this dilemma. We might focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, relationships, or something else. Whatever the cause, the techniques I utilize for listening and hearing prompt you to speak on a register that leads to change. Psychotherapy becomes a creative space for opportunity and growth, as well as a time for you to focus and reflect inward, in order to bring forward something new or renewed.
(424) 243-7603 View (424) 243-7603
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Andrea McLaughlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MFA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is rooted in a belief that change is possible. Most of my clients come to me because something in their lives isn't working. Whether the problem is familial, romantic, professional, emotional, or even existential, I find it usually comes down to a matter of relationship. How are we relating to the things that cause us to suffer? When we understand these relationships and the parts we play in them, we are free to make different choices, and to experience our lives, ourselves, and our loves in richer, more fulfilling ways.
My approach to therapy is rooted in a belief that change is possible. Most of my clients come to me because something in their lives isn't working. Whether the problem is familial, romantic, professional, emotional, or even existential, I find it usually comes down to a matter of relationship. How are we relating to the things that cause us to suffer? When we understand these relationships and the parts we play in them, we are free to make different choices, and to experience our lives, ourselves, and our loves in richer, more fulfilling ways.
(646) 760-8764 View (646) 760-8764
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Mary Robin Bates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90033
My name is Robin Bates and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, codependency, depression, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, & coping with life changes. I have worked with clients from ages 4 to 90 in a variety of settings. Currently, I am focusing on adults who are seeking help for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, spiritual issues, addiction, codependency, grief, and life transitions.
My name is Robin Bates and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, codependency, depression, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, & coping with life changes. I have worked with clients from ages 4 to 90 in a variety of settings. Currently, I am focusing on adults who are seeking help for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, spiritual issues, addiction, codependency, grief, and life transitions.
(323) 765-3367 View (323) 765-3367
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Nicole Shoumer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be your full authentic self? Nicole Shoumer offers a collaborative experience where she will aid in unlocking the barriers in your way to living your best life.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be your full authentic self? Nicole Shoumer offers a collaborative experience where she will aid in unlocking the barriers in your way to living your best life.
(424) 835-5512 View (424) 835-5512
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Barbara Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
I consider it a privilege and an honor to work with people who want to find balance in their lives. People come into therapy seeking help for a variety of problems. You may be in severe pain, suffering the effects of trauma, stressful events, ruptured relationships or addiction problems. You may need help to achieve healthy emotional boundaries with friends, loved ones, co-workers. Perhaps you wish to live a more full and satisfying life. While I typically draw from psychodynamic, family systems and relational/humanistic approaches, I am very flexible and tailor my approach to each individual.
I consider it a privilege and an honor to work with people who want to find balance in their lives. People come into therapy seeking help for a variety of problems. You may be in severe pain, suffering the effects of trauma, stressful events, ruptured relationships or addiction problems. You may need help to achieve healthy emotional boundaries with friends, loved ones, co-workers. Perhaps you wish to live a more full and satisfying life. While I typically draw from psychodynamic, family systems and relational/humanistic approaches, I am very flexible and tailor my approach to each individual.
(310) 256-4815 View (310) 256-4815
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Lena Holt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90047
My name is Lena Holt and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles County and working statewide through telehealth. I believe that everyone has the capability of reaching an optimum state of emotional and behavioral health. I have found that my style and approach are often a good fit for transitional-aged youth 16-25 years old. In addition, I also have had success with adults and the 55+ population. The issues presented with these populations often look like, stress, anxiety, and depression, although in different contexts.
My name is Lena Holt and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles County and working statewide through telehealth. I believe that everyone has the capability of reaching an optimum state of emotional and behavioral health. I have found that my style and approach are often a good fit for transitional-aged youth 16-25 years old. In addition, I also have had success with adults and the 55+ population. The issues presented with these populations often look like, stress, anxiety, and depression, although in different contexts.
(213) 668-7998 View (213) 668-7998
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Gabriela Pastor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Thank you for visiting my page. I work with individuals, couples and groups. I use a psychodynamic frame, however, I will meet the client with the therapeutic tool most needed. My goal is to provide a supportive and safe space which enables a transformational and healing experience that promotes self-understanding, self-compassion, differentiation, individuation and congruency. I work with clients who present with trauma, depression, anxiety, relational issues, anger issues, existential issues and I specialize in clients who have eating disorders/disordered eating. I conduct therapy in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Thank you for visiting my page. I work with individuals, couples and groups. I use a psychodynamic frame, however, I will meet the client with the therapeutic tool most needed. My goal is to provide a supportive and safe space which enables a transformational and healing experience that promotes self-understanding, self-compassion, differentiation, individuation and congruency. I work with clients who present with trauma, depression, anxiety, relational issues, anger issues, existential issues and I specialize in clients who have eating disorders/disordered eating. I conduct therapy in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
(310) 564-0758 View (310) 564-0758
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Christina Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many times there are messages we have received from people in our lives, stories told about us or stories we tell ourselves, that hold us back from being our best. Traumas cause fear, over-thinking and dissociation, which distance us from our authentic selves. Transitions in our lives can leave us feeling lost, wondering how to move forward and can result in feeling stuck. Anxiety and depression can seem as if they are all powerful over our free will.
Many times there are messages we have received from people in our lives, stories told about us or stories we tell ourselves, that hold us back from being our best. Traumas cause fear, over-thinking and dissociation, which distance us from our authentic selves. Transitions in our lives can leave us feeling lost, wondering how to move forward and can result in feeling stuck. Anxiety and depression can seem as if they are all powerful over our free will.
(310) 742-9895 View (310) 742-9895

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
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Los Angeles, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% 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.