Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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michelle vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Let's just put it out there: Livin’ ain’t easy! You’re dealing with the pressures of high performance, anxieties of what others think, the injustice of /phobias and /isms, fears of failure, and paralysis in starting that project/hobby/career you always dreamed of. You’re feeling flat in your relationships and wondering, Is this it? These things are all part of what it means to exist and be human. The thing is, we can’t navigate them alone. As relational beings, we need compassionate guidance to see us through the other side of possibility. Despite rugged individualism, it's actually brave of you to be here. Welcome.
Let's just put it out there: Livin’ ain’t easy! You’re dealing with the pressures of high performance, anxieties of what others think, the injustice of /phobias and /isms, fears of failure, and paralysis in starting that project/hobby/career you always dreamed of. You’re feeling flat in your relationships and wondering, Is this it? These things are all part of what it means to exist and be human. The thing is, we can’t navigate them alone. As relational beings, we need compassionate guidance to see us through the other side of possibility. Despite rugged individualism, it's actually brave of you to be here. Welcome.
(310) 361-0827 View (310) 361-0827
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Joanna M Benitez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90033  (Online Only)
Your life feels like a broken record. You wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed. Rinse and repeat. You're not sure what you want out of life, and you're starting to wonder if you'll ever be happy. There's always something that needs to be done, and you never seem to have enough time. You're starting to question your worth. You compare yourself to others and wonder why they seem to have it all together. You feel like you're not good enough. You're lonely. You're tired of feeling this way. You want to break the cycle and start living your life to the fullest. But you don't know where to start.
Your life feels like a broken record. You wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed. Rinse and repeat. You're not sure what you want out of life, and you're starting to wonder if you'll ever be happy. There's always something that needs to be done, and you never seem to have enough time. You're starting to question your worth. You compare yourself to others and wonder why they seem to have it all together. You feel like you're not good enough. You're lonely. You're tired of feeling this way. You want to break the cycle and start living your life to the fullest. But you don't know where to start.
(323) 433-6887 View (323) 433-6887
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Michael Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 23 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families find their path to greater well-being and fulfillment. I draw from cognitive-behavioral, existential and psychodynamic models. I have extensive experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy for OCD, panic disorder and depression.
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 23 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families find their path to greater well-being and fulfillment. I draw from cognitive-behavioral, existential and psychodynamic models. I have extensive experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy for OCD, panic disorder and depression.
(206) 279-4815 View (206) 279-4815
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Nicole Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, AMFT, ALPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Do you want to feel unstuck but find it difficult to shake depression or anxiety? Having the courage to talk to someone is a brave first step. You are more than your anxious thoughts, traumatic experiences, or shortcomings. You are capable of moving past sadness, disappointments, or heartbreak. We will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties, and build a meaningful plan of action to achieve your desired outcomes. You can live your life out loud and on purpose. Growth happens when you can be seen, understood, and recognize that self-acceptance is the best skill nobody teaches us.
Do you want to feel unstuck but find it difficult to shake depression or anxiety? Having the courage to talk to someone is a brave first step. You are more than your anxious thoughts, traumatic experiences, or shortcomings. You are capable of moving past sadness, disappointments, or heartbreak. We will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties, and build a meaningful plan of action to achieve your desired outcomes. You can live your life out loud and on purpose. Growth happens when you can be seen, understood, and recognize that self-acceptance is the best skill nobody teaches us.
(626) 784-7206 View (626) 784-7206
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Judy Manfredi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 91335
My name is Judy Manfredi. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I have provided therapeutic services for 12 years in both non-profit and county organizations throughout my career. I worked with adolescents on a grant from the State of California in Child Abuse Treatment for the first nine years of my career. I help support adolescents, teens, adults and dependent adults, and LBGTQ+ who struggle with trauma anxiety, depression, grief, ADD/ADHD, anger, gender/sexual orientation, and relationship issues. I come from a background of utilizing CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, and EMDR modalities.
My name is Judy Manfredi. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I have provided therapeutic services for 12 years in both non-profit and county organizations throughout my career. I worked with adolescents on a grant from the State of California in Child Abuse Treatment for the first nine years of my career. I help support adolescents, teens, adults and dependent adults, and LBGTQ+ who struggle with trauma anxiety, depression, grief, ADD/ADHD, anger, gender/sexual orientation, and relationship issues. I come from a background of utilizing CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, and EMDR modalities.
(818) 873-2966 View (818) 873-2966
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Debra Warner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Many of my clients are survivors of abuse. The type of abuse varies, but includes mental, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. Often times these individuals want someone to listen to them without judgement and foe someone to believe them. When clients tell me they have experienced abuse, my response is the same. I thank the individual for sharing their story because I understand how difficult it is. It is especially difficult for my male clients. My clients are looking to understand and process the abuse in the hopes of healing and to have healthier relationships.
Many of my clients are survivors of abuse. The type of abuse varies, but includes mental, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. Often times these individuals want someone to listen to them without judgement and foe someone to believe them. When clients tell me they have experienced abuse, my response is the same. I thank the individual for sharing their story because I understand how difficult it is. It is especially difficult for my male clients. My clients are looking to understand and process the abuse in the hopes of healing and to have healthier relationships.
(310) 448-1036 View (310) 448-1036
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Lisa Kring
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
I am an LCSW and received my MSW in 1994 from the USC School of Social Work, and am trained in transpersonal, self, somatic and attachment therapies.  I am a long-time committed Theravada mindfulness meditator and teacher, primarily with InsightLA.  A certified in Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness teacher, I am uniquely positioned to blend the healing and transformative power of mindfulness within a wholesome therapeutic relationship.
I am an LCSW and received my MSW in 1994 from the USC School of Social Work, and am trained in transpersonal, self, somatic and attachment therapies.  I am a long-time committed Theravada mindfulness meditator and teacher, primarily with InsightLA.  A certified in Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness teacher, I am uniquely positioned to blend the healing and transformative power of mindfulness within a wholesome therapeutic relationship.
(323) 676-1059 View (323) 676-1059
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Joanna Greenbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Therapy offers an opportunity to work through difficult moments and deepen connection in one's life. My goal is to help you feel free from old patterns and more confident to move through life with intention. I specialize in working with 30-40 year olds working through relationship issues, personal identity, and transitional life changes. I also welcome clients who are seeking therapy for the first time.
Therapy offers an opportunity to work through difficult moments and deepen connection in one's life. My goal is to help you feel free from old patterns and more confident to move through life with intention. I specialize in working with 30-40 year olds working through relationship issues, personal identity, and transitional life changes. I also welcome clients who are seeking therapy for the first time.
(818) 477-1235 View (818) 477-1235
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Bobby Jerome Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
Call me to schedule a free consultation to determine if we are a therapeutic match. My practice includes working with individuals, families, and couples who are deal with relationship challenges, grief and loss issues, developmental stage challenges, and those who simply need help dealing with past life events. My aim is to help empower individuals to be self efficient.
Call me to schedule a free consultation to determine if we are a therapeutic match. My practice includes working with individuals, families, and couples who are deal with relationship challenges, grief and loss issues, developmental stage challenges, and those who simply need help dealing with past life events. My aim is to help empower individuals to be self efficient.
(818) 963-9022 View (818) 963-9022
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Sasha Khalili
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Therapy can hold a space of exploring where our inner observer is hiding and how we can pull their reaching hand through the unconscious rubble. Where we can point to elements in our self dialogue that fuel our dissatisfaction. Where we can feel the emotions that are in cohesion with our experience. This is where change lies and where we as an alliance can help facilitate a life you've been waiting to embark on. Whether it is addiction, familial conflict, identity disarray, lack of passion, anxiety spirals. depressive bruising, or relationship chaos, I offer you the space where we can combat these psychic tensions, together.
Therapy can hold a space of exploring where our inner observer is hiding and how we can pull their reaching hand through the unconscious rubble. Where we can point to elements in our self dialogue that fuel our dissatisfaction. Where we can feel the emotions that are in cohesion with our experience. This is where change lies and where we as an alliance can help facilitate a life you've been waiting to embark on. Whether it is addiction, familial conflict, identity disarray, lack of passion, anxiety spirals. depressive bruising, or relationship chaos, I offer you the space where we can combat these psychic tensions, together.
(310) 956-1435 View (310) 956-1435
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The Centered Self Psychotherapy (CSP)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
A CSP client would be a client who is looking for additional support navigating life, work, or relationship stressors. We facilitate a non-judgmental, structured environment for those who would benefit from extra guidance managing the stressors of daily life. Additionally, we are a good fit for someone who may be stepping down from IOP and looking for continued support with evidence based practices. We can provide wrap-around services, providing both individual and couples therapy to a client all under one roof as we are a group practice.
A CSP client would be a client who is looking for additional support navigating life, work, or relationship stressors. We facilitate a non-judgmental, structured environment for those who would benefit from extra guidance managing the stressors of daily life. Additionally, we are a good fit for someone who may be stepping down from IOP and looking for continued support with evidence based practices. We can provide wrap-around services, providing both individual and couples therapy to a client all under one roof as we are a group practice.
(310) 987-4114 View (310) 987-4114
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Jacquellin Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Have you felt disconnected from yourself? Have you had moments where you take things for granted and don't appreciate what is happening in the present? Most times, with our busy daily lives, we don't take the time to check in with ourselves physically, mentally, or emotionally. Being more mindful and aware of how our mind and body interact and influence each other, can help reduce anxiety, depression symptoms, improve mood and give us a better understanding of not only ourselves but have the ability to appreciate the world around us through a more positive lens. My approach is cognitive-based while also using mindfulness techniques.
Have you felt disconnected from yourself? Have you had moments where you take things for granted and don't appreciate what is happening in the present? Most times, with our busy daily lives, we don't take the time to check in with ourselves physically, mentally, or emotionally. Being more mindful and aware of how our mind and body interact and influence each other, can help reduce anxiety, depression symptoms, improve mood and give us a better understanding of not only ourselves but have the ability to appreciate the world around us through a more positive lens. My approach is cognitive-based while also using mindfulness techniques.
(323) 743-3945 View (323) 743-3945
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Sandy Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Looking to improve your relationships or sex life? You can deepen, strengthen, and reinvigorate your partnerships, friendships, and self-esteem by noticing what is preventing you from having the relationships that you want. Is it fear of rejection? Lack of communication? Emotional disconnect? Could be any combo of those. I am passionate about helping clients move beyond their mental blocks and behavioral patterns - in the areas of relationships, emotions, sexual dysfunction, and communication. I want to help you rediscover your innate desire for connection and authentic expression, in search of greater relational fulfillment.
Looking to improve your relationships or sex life? You can deepen, strengthen, and reinvigorate your partnerships, friendships, and self-esteem by noticing what is preventing you from having the relationships that you want. Is it fear of rejection? Lack of communication? Emotional disconnect? Could be any combo of those. I am passionate about helping clients move beyond their mental blocks and behavioral patterns - in the areas of relationships, emotions, sexual dysfunction, and communication. I want to help you rediscover your innate desire for connection and authentic expression, in search of greater relational fulfillment.
(310) 868-0043 View (310) 868-0043
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Dr. Sara Assar
Psychologist, PsyD, MMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Welcome, I am a Holistic and Behavioral Medicine Psychologist who has trained at world renowned institutions. My purpose is to assist you toward attaining self empowerment, optimal fulfillment and happiness. I have developed expertise in various areas of psychological, emotional, and health concerns. My primary approach is to help you live authentically to your purpose and manifest your highest goals aligned with your values and vision. I use an optimistic lens to view your concerns and integrate the biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors to understand and remedy your concerns.
Welcome, I am a Holistic and Behavioral Medicine Psychologist who has trained at world renowned institutions. My purpose is to assist you toward attaining self empowerment, optimal fulfillment and happiness. I have developed expertise in various areas of psychological, emotional, and health concerns. My primary approach is to help you live authentically to your purpose and manifest your highest goals aligned with your values and vision. I use an optimistic lens to view your concerns and integrate the biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors to understand and remedy your concerns.
(424) 567-7549 View (424) 567-7549
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Princess Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
There’s a lot going on in the world and sometimes it’s hard to emotionally, mentally, and physically show up. You might be stressed out, anxious, depressed, or just overall exhausted. It could be because of friends, family, work, or overall life that makes you feel like you’re stuck. It is impacting your confidence, your self-esteem, and you might not know where it is coming from or what to do. It could be due to some past experiences that you’ve never fully addressed. Let’s talk, I’m here to help.
There’s a lot going on in the world and sometimes it’s hard to emotionally, mentally, and physically show up. You might be stressed out, anxious, depressed, or just overall exhausted. It could be because of friends, family, work, or overall life that makes you feel like you’re stuck. It is impacting your confidence, your self-esteem, and you might not know where it is coming from or what to do. It could be due to some past experiences that you’ve never fully addressed. Let’s talk, I’m here to help.
(424) 672-3640 View (424) 672-3640
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Arlene Springer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
My style is direct, empathetic, and supportive. Most of my experience is with helping adults with substance use disorders and their family members. Many of my patients also struggle with anxiety, depression, mood regulation, and ADHD. I encourage building community support, setting up accountabilities, and self-reflection. I believe that people are capable of making changes and healing from past hurts. I find that people are often damaged through relationships and as a result, healthy relationships are necessary for healing. I work to provide a safe place for people to be transparent and open.
My style is direct, empathetic, and supportive. Most of my experience is with helping adults with substance use disorders and their family members. Many of my patients also struggle with anxiety, depression, mood regulation, and ADHD. I encourage building community support, setting up accountabilities, and self-reflection. I believe that people are capable of making changes and healing from past hurts. I find that people are often damaged through relationships and as a result, healthy relationships are necessary for healing. I work to provide a safe place for people to be transparent and open.
(424) 799-3499 View (424) 799-3499
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Dr. Regina Petterson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my page! I am mindful of how expensive therapy can be and I offer a sliding scale. My approach as a psychodynamically/psychoanalytically trained psychologist is to create an atmosphere of safety and empathy to help you feel at ease. I will work with you to unfold and rework your deep seated beliefs. These beliefs form out of experiences throughout your life, especially in childhood, and are often maladaptive, limiting, and impede your functioning, causing noticeable symptoms. Furthermore, they may get in the way of achieving your desired goals, and negatively impact your self-esteem and ability to cope with stress.
Welcome to my page! I am mindful of how expensive therapy can be and I offer a sliding scale. My approach as a psychodynamically/psychoanalytically trained psychologist is to create an atmosphere of safety and empathy to help you feel at ease. I will work with you to unfold and rework your deep seated beliefs. These beliefs form out of experiences throughout your life, especially in childhood, and are often maladaptive, limiting, and impede your functioning, causing noticeable symptoms. Furthermore, they may get in the way of achieving your desired goals, and negatively impact your self-esteem and ability to cope with stress.
(424) 372-1606 View (424) 372-1606
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Deborah C Weisberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
I offer a warm, honest partnership for anyone who is struggling emotionally. People come in feeling alone in some way: overwhelmed, unfulfilled, blocked creatively or convinced that everyone else in the world is different from them. Or, maybe you are grieving the break-up of a relationship, marriage, or the death of someone close. Feeling alone in your pain is often the worst part.
I offer a warm, honest partnership for anyone who is struggling emotionally. People come in feeling alone in some way: overwhelmed, unfulfilled, blocked creatively or convinced that everyone else in the world is different from them. Or, maybe you are grieving the break-up of a relationship, marriage, or the death of someone close. Feeling alone in your pain is often the worst part.
(310) 321-4639 View (310) 321-4639
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Connor McCabe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Change can feel impossible. No matter how badly we want it, we feel stuck in a loop trying the same things over and over again. We want a sense of relief, for things to feel easier, but it can feel hopeless constantly fighting the same battles. Despite this, I do believe we are all inherently resilient. We possess unique strengths, but they get shielded from our view because societal expectations and past experiences box us into how we think we ‘should’ be or act. We no longer see ourselves as who we actually are, but rather who the world has told us we are. We want to hold more hopeful beliefs about ourselves and the future.
Change can feel impossible. No matter how badly we want it, we feel stuck in a loop trying the same things over and over again. We want a sense of relief, for things to feel easier, but it can feel hopeless constantly fighting the same battles. Despite this, I do believe we are all inherently resilient. We possess unique strengths, but they get shielded from our view because societal expectations and past experiences box us into how we think we ‘should’ be or act. We no longer see ourselves as who we actually are, but rather who the world has told us we are. We want to hold more hopeful beliefs about ourselves and the future.
(213) 370-5055 View (213) 370-5055
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Jeffrey Bornstein
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Are you seeking relief from anxiety and panic? Are panic attacks and anxiety preventing you from living your life to the fullest? Anxiety and panic can be scary and can limit how we live our lives. Don't let anxiety control you any longer. My therapeutic services are designed to help you: Manage anxiety effectively; Put a stop to panic attacks; and Embrace your authentic self.
Are you seeking relief from anxiety and panic? Are panic attacks and anxiety preventing you from living your life to the fullest? Anxiety and panic can be scary and can limit how we live our lives. Don't let anxiety control you any longer. My therapeutic services are designed to help you: Manage anxiety effectively; Put a stop to panic attacks; and Embrace your authentic self.
(323) 686-6959 View (323) 686-6959

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
72% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% 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.