Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo of Vindia G. Fernandez, PhD, Psychologist
Vindia G. Fernandez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Is your child having unexpected difficulties learning new skills? Are concentration problems preventing them from getting the most out of their education? Neuropsychological testing, diagnosis, and treatment planning can provide the answers you need to help your child thrive. Rule out childhood disorders, including learning disabilities and ADHD. Identify your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses using evidence-based practices. Document the need for accommodations on high-stake exams and in the classroom. Together we will create an individualized roadmap to help your child achieve success and well-being.
Is your child having unexpected difficulties learning new skills? Are concentration problems preventing them from getting the most out of their education? Neuropsychological testing, diagnosis, and treatment planning can provide the answers you need to help your child thrive. Rule out childhood disorders, including learning disabilities and ADHD. Identify your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses using evidence-based practices. Document the need for accommodations on high-stake exams and in the classroom. Together we will create an individualized roadmap to help your child achieve success and well-being.
(424) 396-1720 View (424) 396-1720
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Nora J. Baladerian
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT, CST, TFT-VT, TFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
My belief is that at heart each wants to lead a meaningful life. We want to enjoy achievements, milestones, and enjoy our loved ones. We also need to feel loved, needed and appreciated. Our work, social and family life reflect our spiritual and philosophical beliefs...and when they don't, we feel in conflict with ourselves, and seek assistance to get into a place of feeling good. I'll work with you to support you in improving your life, with a beginning focus on those factors that are critical now. We'll work together for your well-being. The intake packet asks you to list the issues you want to address & indicate priority.
My belief is that at heart each wants to lead a meaningful life. We want to enjoy achievements, milestones, and enjoy our loved ones. We also need to feel loved, needed and appreciated. Our work, social and family life reflect our spiritual and philosophical beliefs...and when they don't, we feel in conflict with ourselves, and seek assistance to get into a place of feeling good. I'll work with you to support you in improving your life, with a beginning focus on those factors that are critical now. We'll work together for your well-being. The intake packet asks you to list the issues you want to address & indicate priority.
(310) 895-9808 View (310) 895-9808
Photo of Benjamin S. Edwards, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Benjamin S. Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Let's go on an exploration that will lead to lasting and tangible positive change. It takes a lot of courage to do this, but it is often in the discomfort that we grow. I encourage you to call me for a free consultation and ask any questions you have about myself or therapy. I will want to know about your goals and what you are hoping for in a therapeutic relationship. I believe in a holistic and non-linear view of life that endorses compassion, curiosity, and also getting out of our comfort zones. Once there is trust between us, I will lovingly push you.
Let's go on an exploration that will lead to lasting and tangible positive change. It takes a lot of courage to do this, but it is often in the discomfort that we grow. I encourage you to call me for a free consultation and ask any questions you have about myself or therapy. I will want to know about your goals and what you are hoping for in a therapeutic relationship. I believe in a holistic and non-linear view of life that endorses compassion, curiosity, and also getting out of our comfort zones. Once there is trust between us, I will lovingly push you.
(424) 300-8503 View (424) 300-8503
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Joseph Assouline
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Dr. Assouline (Dr. A). Welcome to my Psychology Today page. My role as a psychotherapist involves joining you in uncovering underlying stressors as well as your strengths in order to create change. Life's challenges can be difficult and can even seem impossible to overcome. We may not know it in the moment but I believe we all have the strength and freedom within us to make choices that will help us meet these challenges.
Hello, I'm Dr. Assouline (Dr. A). Welcome to my Psychology Today page. My role as a psychotherapist involves joining you in uncovering underlying stressors as well as your strengths in order to create change. Life's challenges can be difficult and can even seem impossible to overcome. We may not know it in the moment but I believe we all have the strength and freedom within us to make choices that will help us meet these challenges.
(310) 715-8551 View (310) 715-8551
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Jayne Goldman, Best Life Hypnotherapy
MBA, CHT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045
As a Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP Coach and Time Line Therapy Practitioner, I believe that everyone has the answers they are seeking inside of themselves. I gently guide my clients in their self-discovery journey to create permanent, positive shifts in thinking at the subconscious level. I uniquely offer a 4-hour Power Breakthrough Session, employing a combination of proven Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching techniques that enable you to surface and release years of emotional pain in a secure and relaxing environment. I invite you to reach out to set up a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation to discuss your specific needs.
As a Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP Coach and Time Line Therapy Practitioner, I believe that everyone has the answers they are seeking inside of themselves. I gently guide my clients in their self-discovery journey to create permanent, positive shifts in thinking at the subconscious level. I uniquely offer a 4-hour Power Breakthrough Session, employing a combination of proven Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching techniques that enable you to surface and release years of emotional pain in a secure and relaxing environment. I invite you to reach out to set up a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation to discuss your specific needs.
(310) 422-7828 View (310) 422-7828
Photo of Leila Kenzle, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Leila Kenzle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Living is a challenging process. Living happily is even more so. From the moment we are born we have experiences that impact upon us and we carry the effects of those experiences throughout our lives. I help individuals and couples make sense of their lives, both past and present. This enables my clients to understand what is causing their current struggles and facilitates opportunities for change to create a more fulfilling life.
Living is a challenging process. Living happily is even more so. From the moment we are born we have experiences that impact upon us and we carry the effects of those experiences throughout our lives. I help individuals and couples make sense of their lives, both past and present. This enables my clients to understand what is causing their current struggles and facilitates opportunities for change to create a more fulfilling life.
(323) 739-7445 View (323) 739-7445
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David James Fisher
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
If you are curious, creative & motivated to look inward & reflect on your personal experience, keep reading! Perhaps you struggle with disturbances in your self-esteem, feel overly self-critical, perfectionistic &/or have difficulties sustaining long-term intimate relationships. Maybe it’s hard telling the story of your life experience & you might struggle with dependency issues that bring about guilt & shame as well as unsatisfying relationships. You find you aren’t as successful professionally & financially as you imagined your potential to be. You might wonder if there is something in the way & you want to understand why...
If you are curious, creative & motivated to look inward & reflect on your personal experience, keep reading! Perhaps you struggle with disturbances in your self-esteem, feel overly self-critical, perfectionistic &/or have difficulties sustaining long-term intimate relationships. Maybe it’s hard telling the story of your life experience & you might struggle with dependency issues that bring about guilt & shame as well as unsatisfying relationships. You find you aren’t as successful professionally & financially as you imagined your potential to be. You might wonder if there is something in the way & you want to understand why...
(424) 329-8916 View (424) 329-8916
Photo of Thomas F. Young, PsyD, Psychologist
Thomas F. Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027
I believe the most important relationship we will ever have is the relationship we have with ourselves. We live in our bodies and our minds 24/7 and are so often at odds with what is inside of us. We dislike, belittle, cajole, judge, and hold ourselves up to rigid standards...and all within our own private universe. How we relate to ourselves will determine how we relate to our partners, others, as well as to environmental issues, and, ultimately, will determine how happy we are.
I believe the most important relationship we will ever have is the relationship we have with ourselves. We live in our bodies and our minds 24/7 and are so often at odds with what is inside of us. We dislike, belittle, cajole, judge, and hold ourselves up to rigid standards...and all within our own private universe. How we relate to ourselves will determine how we relate to our partners, others, as well as to environmental issues, and, ultimately, will determine how happy we are.
(323) 601-5960 View (323) 601-5960
Photo of Deepa Karmakar, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deepa Karmakar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Do you have a difficult time imagining what safety looks like? Do you feel like there's a disconnect that keeps you from the truest parts of yourself? If you've found your way here, it's likely because you're carrying a burden that's become too heavy to bear alone. Trauma, grief, and attachment wounds are not just about the past - it shows up in your body, in the relationships that you have with yourself and others, and shapes the lens in which you view the world. Here, you'll find a safe space to untangle the complexities of your experiences so that you can focus on rebuilding the sense of control and peace you deserve.
Do you have a difficult time imagining what safety looks like? Do you feel like there's a disconnect that keeps you from the truest parts of yourself? If you've found your way here, it's likely because you're carrying a burden that's become too heavy to bear alone. Trauma, grief, and attachment wounds are not just about the past - it shows up in your body, in the relationships that you have with yourself and others, and shapes the lens in which you view the world. Here, you'll find a safe space to untangle the complexities of your experiences so that you can focus on rebuilding the sense of control and peace you deserve.
(424) 226-5723 View (424) 226-5723
Photo of Madeline J Wolf, PsyD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Madeline J Wolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
I see individual adults, couples, and families. I offer a safe environment for my patients to explore the issues most affecting their lives and relationships. Together, we will seek an understanding of sources of these issues and try to find the most effective tools to cope with them. I offer the opportunity to explore and understand one’s self better.
I see individual adults, couples, and families. I offer a safe environment for my patients to explore the issues most affecting their lives and relationships. Together, we will seek an understanding of sources of these issues and try to find the most effective tools to cope with them. I offer the opportunity to explore and understand one’s self better.
(323) 553-4206 View (323) 553-4206
Photo of Jeffrey Bornstein, MS, LPCC, Counselor
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
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Sense Of Self
Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Counseling services are provided to help couples, families, and individuals who experience issues dealing with life transitions, divorce, marital issues, self-fulfillment, personal growth, anxiety, depression and other discomforts that can cause major issues in their day to day lives. I will help clients to understand themselves, set goals, think positively, and gain independence in their thoughts and abilities. I find that most of my clients are looking to find a decrease in stress, acceptance, love, and strength to move on to the next part in their life.
Counseling services are provided to help couples, families, and individuals who experience issues dealing with life transitions, divorce, marital issues, self-fulfillment, personal growth, anxiety, depression and other discomforts that can cause major issues in their day to day lives. I will help clients to understand themselves, set goals, think positively, and gain independence in their thoughts and abilities. I find that most of my clients are looking to find a decrease in stress, acceptance, love, and strength to move on to the next part in their life.
(213) 863-1322 View (213) 863-1322
Photo of Jessica G. Schairer, PhD, Psychologist
Jessica G. Schairer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024
It's never too late to start having a better life. My goal is to give you all the tools you need to overcome anxiety, depression and fear and to maintain your psychological balance mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. You will go home with personalized audio programs and homework assignments tailored to solving your specific problems. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, and creative problem solving to deal with anxiety disorders and depression. I also help people with difficult life transitions including divorce, job loss, career change or illness, including chronic pain, cancer and irritable bowel disease.
It's never too late to start having a better life. My goal is to give you all the tools you need to overcome anxiety, depression and fear and to maintain your psychological balance mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. You will go home with personalized audio programs and homework assignments tailored to solving your specific problems. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, and creative problem solving to deal with anxiety disorders and depression. I also help people with difficult life transitions including divorce, job loss, career change or illness, including chronic pain, cancer and irritable bowel disease.
(310) 341-0401 View (310) 341-0401
Photo of Claudia De Casas, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Claudia De Casas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist with over seven years of experience working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples. Therapy can be a transformative experience of growth and self-discovery. I believe we all have the power to live the life we truly want. We possess inner strengths that assist us with overcoming life's obstacles; however, overcoming obstacles can be challenging and takes tremendous courage and support.
I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist with over seven years of experience working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples. Therapy can be a transformative experience of growth and self-discovery. I believe we all have the power to live the life we truly want. We possess inner strengths that assist us with overcoming life's obstacles; however, overcoming obstacles can be challenging and takes tremendous courage and support.
(310) 706-2799 View (310) 706-2799
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Angela Lisa Cordova-Dunning
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
I PROVIDE A WISE, LOVING SPACE FOR YOU TO EXPLORE AND JOURNEY INTO THE MEANING OF YOUR LIFE. THROUGH HEALING THE PAST, LIVING POWERFULLY IN THE PRESENT AND VISUALIZING YOUR FUTURE. SIMULTANEOUSLY, YOU CAN EXPERIENCE LIFE FROM A AUTHENTIC PERSPECTIVE. FROM THIS DISCOVERY AND/OR EXPANSION OF YOUR UNIQUENESS, SUCCESSFUL INTIMATE RELATING CAN OCCUR IN YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE. THE SYMPTOMS OF DESPAIR, ANXIETY, BOREDOM, MELANCHOLIA, ANGER, ALIENATION,, HEARTACHE.... ALL CALLS OF THE INWARD JOURNEY, BECOME BEARABLE. A TRANSFORMATION OF ACCEPTING ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR TRUE SELF CAN LEAD TO PEACE, CONTENTMENT, CREATIVE AND JOYFUL LIVING.
I PROVIDE A WISE, LOVING SPACE FOR YOU TO EXPLORE AND JOURNEY INTO THE MEANING OF YOUR LIFE. THROUGH HEALING THE PAST, LIVING POWERFULLY IN THE PRESENT AND VISUALIZING YOUR FUTURE. SIMULTANEOUSLY, YOU CAN EXPERIENCE LIFE FROM A AUTHENTIC PERSPECTIVE. FROM THIS DISCOVERY AND/OR EXPANSION OF YOUR UNIQUENESS, SUCCESSFUL INTIMATE RELATING CAN OCCUR IN YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE. THE SYMPTOMS OF DESPAIR, ANXIETY, BOREDOM, MELANCHOLIA, ANGER, ALIENATION,, HEARTACHE.... ALL CALLS OF THE INWARD JOURNEY, BECOME BEARABLE. A TRANSFORMATION OF ACCEPTING ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR TRUE SELF CAN LEAD TO PEACE, CONTENTMENT, CREATIVE AND JOYFUL LIVING.
(310) 989-0311 View (310) 989-0311
Photo of Jake Harris, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jake Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or burdened by the many curveballs life throws at you? You're not alone, a fully lived life inevitably includes difficult experiences which can lead to emotional distress, intrusive thoughts, or avoidance. Feelings of anxiety and depression can seem like they own us and control our lives, but they don't have to. Rather than be a victim of our feelings we can learn to manage our experience of living with them instead of numbing out with Netflix binges or substance use. We can get back in the driver's seat of our life's journey and start living our best lives!
Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or burdened by the many curveballs life throws at you? You're not alone, a fully lived life inevitably includes difficult experiences which can lead to emotional distress, intrusive thoughts, or avoidance. Feelings of anxiety and depression can seem like they own us and control our lives, but they don't have to. Rather than be a victim of our feelings we can learn to manage our experience of living with them instead of numbing out with Netflix binges or substance use. We can get back in the driver's seat of our life's journey and start living our best lives!
(310) 361-9176 View (310) 361-9176
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Marybeth Carter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Each of us may begin psychotherapy for different reasons; an immediate crisis or traumatic experience, painful symptoms of depression, anxiety, loneliness, addictive behaviors, or grief. Exploring early life experiences and resolving trauma while addressing the here and now can help you be more engaged with others, make progress towards what you want in life, and experience more ease. Many individuals seek more existential but no less important questions of meaning, identity, sexuality, spirituality, philosophy, gender issues, psychology, politics, and power. All of these are excellent reasons for engaging in depth psychotherapy.
Each of us may begin psychotherapy for different reasons; an immediate crisis or traumatic experience, painful symptoms of depression, anxiety, loneliness, addictive behaviors, or grief. Exploring early life experiences and resolving trauma while addressing the here and now can help you be more engaged with others, make progress towards what you want in life, and experience more ease. Many individuals seek more existential but no less important questions of meaning, identity, sexuality, spirituality, philosophy, gender issues, psychology, politics, and power. All of these are excellent reasons for engaging in depth psychotherapy.
(424) 324-5402 View (424) 324-5402
Photo of Kate Beauchene, MA, LPC, LPCC
Kate Beauchene
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I believe that early life experiences have a lingering impact and I help patients understand current patterns in the context of their past, thus allowing for greater fluidity, flexibility, and satisfaction. My approach is primarily relational, somatic and psychoanalytic, though I pull from other frameworks as well. I offer dreamwork for those interested.
I believe that early life experiences have a lingering impact and I help patients understand current patterns in the context of their past, thus allowing for greater fluidity, flexibility, and satisfaction. My approach is primarily relational, somatic and psychoanalytic, though I pull from other frameworks as well. I offer dreamwork for those interested.
(310) 879-5280 View (310) 879-5280
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Two Chairs - Los Angeles
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(323) 622-4839 View (323) 622-4839
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Jillian Settle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90011
hi there! I'm Jillian Settle, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California. My primary goal with new clients is to create a safe and supportive environment to process challenging feelings and thoughts and explore issues related to life transitions, anxiety, past trauma, relationship difficulties, and more. These are challenging times and many of us need support. I work from a person-centered lens, which means that I believe you have the capacity and self-knowledge for personal growth. I will start getting to know you using curiosity, empathy, and warmth to ensure you feel seen and heard. T
hi there! I'm Jillian Settle, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California. My primary goal with new clients is to create a safe and supportive environment to process challenging feelings and thoughts and explore issues related to life transitions, anxiety, past trauma, relationship difficulties, and more. These are challenging times and many of us need support. I work from a person-centered lens, which means that I believe you have the capacity and self-knowledge for personal growth. I will start getting to know you using curiosity, empathy, and warmth to ensure you feel seen and heard. T
(424) 372-1534 View (424) 372-1534

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.