Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo of Alison Picard, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Alison Picard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90041
We go to therapy for many reasons: to untangle old patterns, to seek relief from emotional pain, to move through grief, to develop our capacity in relationships, to know ourselves more deeply. Everyone’s therapy experience is unique to them. Some of the ways that we might work together include: exploring what you feel and how you express it, noticing how your past experiences are influencing your present, and what calls your attention when it has space to be heard. We will have the opportunity to slow down dynamics and work with them. This is all approached with curiosity, collaboration, and compassion.
We go to therapy for many reasons: to untangle old patterns, to seek relief from emotional pain, to move through grief, to develop our capacity in relationships, to know ourselves more deeply. Everyone’s therapy experience is unique to them. Some of the ways that we might work together include: exploring what you feel and how you express it, noticing how your past experiences are influencing your present, and what calls your attention when it has space to be heard. We will have the opportunity to slow down dynamics and work with them. This is all approached with curiosity, collaboration, and compassion.
(213) 410-4924 View (213) 410-4924
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Robin Chancer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Whatever you are going through, I am here to listen and help! I strive to create a non-judgmental, nurturing environment where you can feel safe to talk freely.
Whatever you are going through, I am here to listen and help! I strive to create a non-judgmental, nurturing environment where you can feel safe to talk freely.
(310) 361-5232 View (310) 361-5232
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Jennafer Rojas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
You're uncomfortable, and despite your best efforts, it simply will not go away on its own. Your feelings are worthy of acknowledgment and often it feels like those around you couldn't possibly understand. When our external self does such an excellent job of masking how we feel inside, it's difficult to know where to start.
You're uncomfortable, and despite your best efforts, it simply will not go away on its own. Your feelings are worthy of acknowledgment and often it feels like those around you couldn't possibly understand. When our external self does such an excellent job of masking how we feel inside, it's difficult to know where to start.
(747) 207-4258 View (747) 207-4258
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Aishia Grevenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
You are not alone in your journey to find peace, satisfying relationships, a fulfilling career and true joy in your life. Financial uncertainty, relationship conflicts and lack of self-confidence can overwhelm anyone. Asking for help requires courage; receiving help is an act of serenity. Allow yourself to experience the healing you deserve. My approach to therapy is to help you develop personal power and inner strength to face your challenges directly, set boundaries in your relationships and most importantly, live the life of your dreams.
You are not alone in your journey to find peace, satisfying relationships, a fulfilling career and true joy in your life. Financial uncertainty, relationship conflicts and lack of self-confidence can overwhelm anyone. Asking for help requires courage; receiving help is an act of serenity. Allow yourself to experience the healing you deserve. My approach to therapy is to help you develop personal power and inner strength to face your challenges directly, set boundaries in your relationships and most importantly, live the life of your dreams.
(213) 431-0191 View (213) 431-0191
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Kelly Daly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I believe that growth is a balance of tackling our short-term challenges while uncovering their long-term patterns and origins. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients and find out what is possible when we make the decision to explore and evolve. My approach is tailored to each individual and their goals, but I center my work around a psychodynamic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based stress reduction, somatic therapy, attachment theory, and family systems.
I believe that growth is a balance of tackling our short-term challenges while uncovering their long-term patterns and origins. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients and find out what is possible when we make the decision to explore and evolve. My approach is tailored to each individual and their goals, but I center my work around a psychodynamic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based stress reduction, somatic therapy, attachment theory, and family systems.
(626) 415-3592 View (626) 415-3592
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Angela Caldwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I originally built my practice based on a specialty in self-injury, which is the population I served for almost two decades. I developed a unique approach that relied on working with self-injurers and their families together, because I have learned that it is in the family where I am able to make the most effective change. I have since become almost primarily a family therapist, with a focus on high-conflict families.
I originally built my practice based on a specialty in self-injury, which is the population I served for almost two decades. I developed a unique approach that relied on working with self-injurers and their families together, because I have learned that it is in the family where I am able to make the most effective change. I have since become almost primarily a family therapist, with a focus on high-conflict families.
(323) 920-0491 View (323) 920-0491
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Danielle Crowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Are you feeling like there are areas of your life you would like to improve, but aren't sure where to start? I'm Danielle, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker passionate about helping people find balance and live their most authentic lives. My goal is to provide a healing environment where you feel safe to explore unhelpful patterns and identify areas of growth. While my focus is helping young adults ages 18-26, my background in an inpatient psychiatric hospital has given me experience with adults struggling with a variety of mental health conditions and from diverse backgrounds.
Are you feeling like there are areas of your life you would like to improve, but aren't sure where to start? I'm Danielle, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker passionate about helping people find balance and live their most authentic lives. My goal is to provide a healing environment where you feel safe to explore unhelpful patterns and identify areas of growth. While my focus is helping young adults ages 18-26, my background in an inpatient psychiatric hospital has given me experience with adults struggling with a variety of mental health conditions and from diverse backgrounds.
(424) 401-5534 View (424) 401-5534
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Corinna Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist with expertise treating trauma, emotion dysregulation, grief, anxiety, and depression across the lifespan. I also specialize in supporting parents of young children with intense emotions, and working with couples and individuals in their transition to parenthood. My treatment approach integrates psychodynamic principles and attachment theory with evidence-based treatments. I am certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and licensed to provide psychotherapy in both California and New York.
I am a licensed therapist with expertise treating trauma, emotion dysregulation, grief, anxiety, and depression across the lifespan. I also specialize in supporting parents of young children with intense emotions, and working with couples and individuals in their transition to parenthood. My treatment approach integrates psychodynamic principles and attachment theory with evidence-based treatments. I am certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and licensed to provide psychotherapy in both California and New York.
(310) 362-4298 View (310) 362-4298
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Grayson Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
There's a lot of talk about "survival mode" and being "stuck". Many of us are moving, often, between these two extremes. Many of us are surviving or trying to get unstuck from our bodies, our jobs, our families, coming out, college transitions, gender transitions, a relationship in a tough spot, loss, an existential or identity crisis, or coming from a place of certainty to find ourselves in these life challenges. Listen, I won't ever call you out on a place I've never been myself. I believe, fully, that there is so much life after survival. You don't have to believe that too, but I'm so glad you've arrived here.
There's a lot of talk about "survival mode" and being "stuck". Many of us are moving, often, between these two extremes. Many of us are surviving or trying to get unstuck from our bodies, our jobs, our families, coming out, college transitions, gender transitions, a relationship in a tough spot, loss, an existential or identity crisis, or coming from a place of certainty to find ourselves in these life challenges. Listen, I won't ever call you out on a place I've never been myself. I believe, fully, that there is so much life after survival. You don't have to believe that too, but I'm so glad you've arrived here.
(323) 968-5369 View (323) 968-5369
Photo of Adam Boardman, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Adam Boardman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Hi there! Thanks for checking me out. It's hard to find the right therapist, so here's a little about me that might help. My goal for any client or couple is to meet you exactly where you are to move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support your ability to tune into yourself to live more authentically, to figure yourself out and have richer, deeper relationships. I am passionate about working with athletes, overachievers, adult men, and smart/sensitive types of all kinds.
Hi there! Thanks for checking me out. It's hard to find the right therapist, so here's a little about me that might help. My goal for any client or couple is to meet you exactly where you are to move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support your ability to tune into yourself to live more authentically, to figure yourself out and have richer, deeper relationships. I am passionate about working with athletes, overachievers, adult men, and smart/sensitive types of all kinds.
(310) 361-2802 View (310) 361-2802
Photo of Nicole Fowler, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nicole Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Nicole. I believe that clients are the best experts in being aware of how their mental health symptoms and stressors affect their lives. I want to work with you in helping you navigate your stressors and mental health concerns. There should be no shame in seeking out therapy and when you are working with me, I will create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in sharing your concerns.
Hello, my name is Nicole. I believe that clients are the best experts in being aware of how their mental health symptoms and stressors affect their lives. I want to work with you in helping you navigate your stressors and mental health concerns. There should be no shame in seeking out therapy and when you are working with me, I will create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in sharing your concerns.
(562) 568-8097 View (562) 568-8097
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Sara Fraser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90029  (Online Only)
I have a core belief in the power of relationships to heal and transform. My work focuses on relationship patterns and how to identify and change habits that prevent closeness and intimacy. I also work with people to identify how their feelings affect their thoughts and behaviors and how to find peace, calm and most importantly, balance in their lives and relationships. I am interactive, supportive and real with my clients in an effort to help them work toward their own goals and take charge of their own lives. Additionally, I have extensive training and expertise as a child and adolescent specialist in a wide range of settings.
I have a core belief in the power of relationships to heal and transform. My work focuses on relationship patterns and how to identify and change habits that prevent closeness and intimacy. I also work with people to identify how their feelings affect their thoughts and behaviors and how to find peace, calm and most importantly, balance in their lives and relationships. I am interactive, supportive and real with my clients in an effort to help them work toward their own goals and take charge of their own lives. Additionally, I have extensive training and expertise as a child and adolescent specialist in a wide range of settings.
(323) 287-5846 View (323) 287-5846
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Liz Wee, Couples, Sex, Art & Hypnotherapist, PATP
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST, ATR, PATP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Are you currently in a romantic relationship that feels stagnant or unstable? Or are you currently single because you struggle finding a healthy romantic relationship? You’re not alone. So many of us have relational issues that prevent us from living an authentic and fulfilling life. Of course we all want to have healthy relationships with important people in our lives, especially with romantic partners. But we often struggle creating/maintaining healthy romantic relationships because of the unaddressed attachment issues from our childhood. And without healing attachment wounds, we repeat similar relationship patterns over and over.
Are you currently in a romantic relationship that feels stagnant or unstable? Or are you currently single because you struggle finding a healthy romantic relationship? You’re not alone. So many of us have relational issues that prevent us from living an authentic and fulfilling life. Of course we all want to have healthy relationships with important people in our lives, especially with romantic partners. But we often struggle creating/maintaining healthy romantic relationships because of the unaddressed attachment issues from our childhood. And without healing attachment wounds, we repeat similar relationship patterns over and over.
(562) 352-2175 View (562) 352-2175
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Dr. Neha Agrawal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I currently work with adults, couples, and families. I see therapy as one approach for an intentional practice of self and relational awareness. If you are feeling limited by your own beliefs, expectations or blurry boundaries with others, and/or constructs and constraints imposed by our systems, I want to help empower you to be curious about your potential and purpose in your own life and in the world around you. I like metaphors, so I'll use one now. I see therapy as a bass line, something that maintains a consistent and reliable beat in the background while you improvise, play, and experiment in the foreground.
I currently work with adults, couples, and families. I see therapy as one approach for an intentional practice of self and relational awareness. If you are feeling limited by your own beliefs, expectations or blurry boundaries with others, and/or constructs and constraints imposed by our systems, I want to help empower you to be curious about your potential and purpose in your own life and in the world around you. I like metaphors, so I'll use one now. I see therapy as a bass line, something that maintains a consistent and reliable beat in the background while you improvise, play, and experiment in the foreground.
(310) 564-7392 View (310) 564-7392
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(562) 685-9636 View (562) 685-9636
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Kelty Christine Walker
Psychological Associate, PhD, CADC-II
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hi there! I have 11 years of experience working in the fields of complex trauma and addiction, including treatment centers. My interest in this work comes from lived experience, and when sitting with clients I try to be mindful of the power dynamics inherent to psychotherapy by maintaining a sense of equality and cultural humility. I believe that symptoms have meaning, that the psyche leads the way in the therapeutic process, and that we all have innate self-healing capacities. I think we are often beset by inner conflict between different parts of the self, and learning internal communication and compassion is integral to healing.
Hi there! I have 11 years of experience working in the fields of complex trauma and addiction, including treatment centers. My interest in this work comes from lived experience, and when sitting with clients I try to be mindful of the power dynamics inherent to psychotherapy by maintaining a sense of equality and cultural humility. I believe that symptoms have meaning, that the psyche leads the way in the therapeutic process, and that we all have innate self-healing capacities. I think we are often beset by inner conflict between different parts of the self, and learning internal communication and compassion is integral to healing.
(818) 538-2780 View (818) 538-2780
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Finding Serenity Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90067  (Online Only)
Have you been moving through life wearing the mask for the role you’re playing. The constant struggle to ‘be more,’ ‘be better’ to hide your needs behind a veil of ‘who you’re supposed to be’ is exhausting. You could be experiencing anxiety, stress, and difficult life transitions-you could be struggling with grief or loss-but one thing is certain-the masks you’re wearing are keeping you from the life you want. You’re not alone. Acknowledging the experiences, situations, and history that led you here is the first step to healing. We believe you have the power within you to make a change that will transform your life so you can
Have you been moving through life wearing the mask for the role you’re playing. The constant struggle to ‘be more,’ ‘be better’ to hide your needs behind a veil of ‘who you’re supposed to be’ is exhausting. You could be experiencing anxiety, stress, and difficult life transitions-you could be struggling with grief or loss-but one thing is certain-the masks you’re wearing are keeping you from the life you want. You’re not alone. Acknowledging the experiences, situations, and history that led you here is the first step to healing. We believe you have the power within you to make a change that will transform your life so you can
(323) 861-3935 View (323) 861-3935
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Keri Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90047  (Online Only)
Do you feel misunderstood, isolated, and distressed? Have you experienced trauma, discrimination, or have chronic illness and pain? These common experiences are frequently ignored, but I am here to support you. Often times, our life experiences contribute to how we react and relate in the world, which can be isolating and invalidating causing mental, physical, and emotional pain. Whether your issues present internally or externally, I am happy to work with you to unpack and restore your whole self that creates resilience, empowerment, and self-care to HEAL, GROW, & THRIVE together!
Do you feel misunderstood, isolated, and distressed? Have you experienced trauma, discrimination, or have chronic illness and pain? These common experiences are frequently ignored, but I am here to support you. Often times, our life experiences contribute to how we react and relate in the world, which can be isolating and invalidating causing mental, physical, and emotional pain. Whether your issues present internally or externally, I am happy to work with you to unpack and restore your whole self that creates resilience, empowerment, and self-care to HEAL, GROW, & THRIVE together!
(310) 943-1383 View (310) 943-1383
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Stefanie Cagampan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
Overcoming life's challenges may seem daunting, but I assure you it's possible. For years, I've successfully helped clients conquer trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationships, job related challenges, and loss. Witnessing their transformation and offering hope in these areas has been incredibly fulfilling. My ultimate passion lies in empowering clients to achieve their goals. Ct statement “I was able to sit in it (discomfort)...that meant a lot to me and my life...feeling much better since doing EMDR...life changing”. A.L.
Overcoming life's challenges may seem daunting, but I assure you it's possible. For years, I've successfully helped clients conquer trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationships, job related challenges, and loss. Witnessing their transformation and offering hope in these areas has been incredibly fulfilling. My ultimate passion lies in empowering clients to achieve their goals. Ct statement “I was able to sit in it (discomfort)...that meant a lot to me and my life...feeling much better since doing EMDR...life changing”. A.L.
(424) 408-1783 View (424) 408-1783
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Virginia Melin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Reconnect to life, nature & your authentic self. Cultural pressures, defenses, fears, fantasies & attachment styles serve as guides to a deep story about your origins, unique needs & desires. Rather than condemn symptoms, let's get curious and engage in creative exploration. You can mourn your losses, build resilience & embark on a meaningful relationship with personal goals to take ownership of your narrative. Together, we can unearth ingrained beliefs that do not serve your true purpose & desire to grow, discover tools to thrive, & reignite your authentic self expression, hopefulness, connection with others, & your life force.
Reconnect to life, nature & your authentic self. Cultural pressures, defenses, fears, fantasies & attachment styles serve as guides to a deep story about your origins, unique needs & desires. Rather than condemn symptoms, let's get curious and engage in creative exploration. You can mourn your losses, build resilience & embark on a meaningful relationship with personal goals to take ownership of your narrative. Together, we can unearth ingrained beliefs that do not serve your true purpose & desire to grow, discover tools to thrive, & reignite your authentic self expression, hopefulness, connection with others, & your life force.
(818) 290-8687 View (818) 290-8687

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.