Therapists in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Janai Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90052  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker in both CA and IL with over nine years of experience as a therapist and life coach. I also have my doctorate in clinical psychology. My counseling style is warm and interactive and rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. I employ a humanistic, holistic, person-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent approach. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and prioritize fostering a healthy therapeutic relationship. I ensure the client is heard, validated, and contributes to their treatment plan and goal setting.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in both CA and IL with over nine years of experience as a therapist and life coach. I also have my doctorate in clinical psychology. My counseling style is warm and interactive and rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. I employ a humanistic, holistic, person-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent approach. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and prioritize fostering a healthy therapeutic relationship. I ensure the client is heard, validated, and contributes to their treatment plan and goal setting.
(818) 962-2824 View (818) 962-2824
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Yannwen Braun-Liang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
Our journey in life is often filled with responsibilities towards ourselves and others. There are times that we are faced with situations where we feel stuck and do not quite understand how to navigate or make sense of why we responded in the way that we did and we want to change it. My goal is to support you in your journey of finding new coping skills/reframing your thought processes and finding healthier ways to live your best version of your life.  My approach to therapy is that you are in control and I am here to support you. The analogy I like to tell my clients is that "you are the driver of the car and I am next to you
Our journey in life is often filled with responsibilities towards ourselves and others. There are times that we are faced with situations where we feel stuck and do not quite understand how to navigate or make sense of why we responded in the way that we did and we want to change it. My goal is to support you in your journey of finding new coping skills/reframing your thought processes and finding healthier ways to live your best version of your life.  My approach to therapy is that you are in control and I am here to support you. The analogy I like to tell my clients is that "you are the driver of the car and I am next to you
(562) 362-5661 View (562) 362-5661
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Andrew Marshall Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
Perhaps you've found yourself in a space where your needs seem to consistently take a back seat, and the essence of who you are fades into the background. If you’re experiencing the weight of chronic codependency, relational trauma, or the aftermath of narcissistic abuse, you're not alone. You're seeking a way to liberate yourself from the emotional chains that bind you to these draining dynamics. Together, in a space of understanding and empowerment, we’ll explore the intricacies of your experiences, validating your journey and guiding you toward breaking free from this cycle.
Perhaps you've found yourself in a space where your needs seem to consistently take a back seat, and the essence of who you are fades into the background. If you’re experiencing the weight of chronic codependency, relational trauma, or the aftermath of narcissistic abuse, you're not alone. You're seeking a way to liberate yourself from the emotional chains that bind you to these draining dynamics. Together, in a space of understanding and empowerment, we’ll explore the intricacies of your experiences, validating your journey and guiding you toward breaking free from this cycle.
(559) 354-2583 View (559) 354-2583
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Kaitlyn Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
I am going to let you in on something. I, too, come from a place of conflictual relationships, anxiety and lack of self-love. Therapy helped me channel the innate strength residing in each and every one of us, and changed my whole life trajectory. For the past 6 years, I have partnered with clients on their journey towards healing and self-acceptance, helping them restore the balance in their relationships with themselves, and with others.
I am going to let you in on something. I, too, come from a place of conflictual relationships, anxiety and lack of self-love. Therapy helped me channel the innate strength residing in each and every one of us, and changed my whole life trajectory. For the past 6 years, I have partnered with clients on their journey towards healing and self-acceptance, helping them restore the balance in their relationships with themselves, and with others.
(714) 410-5672 View (714) 410-5672
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Wendy Herrera Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is that of a partner. I am your partner in sorting through programs, beliefs, and expectations that were imposed on you. I am passionate about helping you understand what no longer serves you and get to what is true to who you are and want to be. I believe all the answers are within you. I challenge you to look within, gain insight and connect with your true self to take control of your life.
My approach to therapy is that of a partner. I am your partner in sorting through programs, beliefs, and expectations that were imposed on you. I am passionate about helping you understand what no longer serves you and get to what is true to who you are and want to be. I believe all the answers are within you. I challenge you to look within, gain insight and connect with your true self to take control of your life.
(562) 620-8373 View (562) 620-8373
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Jennifer Guzman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
Hola! I believe we have it within ourselves to create healing changes we want to see in our lives; a difficult, but beautiful process. Therapy, like life, is not always easy, and, fortunately, we don’t have to go through either alone. As a native Angeleña, first-generation Mexicana-Americana, y terapeuta bilingüe, I have had the support of others in finding my path. It is an honor to walk alongside clients in a collaborative, healing journey. Utilizing strength-based, person-centered approaches and my unique training and experiences, I aim to create a safe, therapeutic space and tailor sessions to fit my clients’ needs and goals.
Hola! I believe we have it within ourselves to create healing changes we want to see in our lives; a difficult, but beautiful process. Therapy, like life, is not always easy, and, fortunately, we don’t have to go through either alone. As a native Angeleña, first-generation Mexicana-Americana, y terapeuta bilingüe, I have had the support of others in finding my path. It is an honor to walk alongside clients in a collaborative, healing journey. Utilizing strength-based, person-centered approaches and my unique training and experiences, I aim to create a safe, therapeutic space and tailor sessions to fit my clients’ needs and goals.
(818) 798-3728 View (818) 798-3728
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Kongit Farrell - Premarital Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013
You’ve found your forever love and are ready to lay the foundation for a healthy, harmonious and fruitful marriage (and maybe work out a few kinks before walking down the aisle). Being the thoughtful person you are, you decided it was best to seek out an experienced professional to support you as you embark on this exciting new chapter in your lives – and I’m so happy that you found me! It’s part of my calling to help conscientious couples create the healthy and harmonious relationships that they envision so that they can love deeply, build strong families, and make the world a better place, together.
You’ve found your forever love and are ready to lay the foundation for a healthy, harmonious and fruitful marriage (and maybe work out a few kinks before walking down the aisle). Being the thoughtful person you are, you decided it was best to seek out an experienced professional to support you as you embark on this exciting new chapter in your lives – and I’m so happy that you found me! It’s part of my calling to help conscientious couples create the healthy and harmonious relationships that they envision so that they can love deeply, build strong families, and make the world a better place, together.
(310) 861-9216 View (310) 861-9216
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Crystal Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Hi there, I'm Crystal, a Licensed Clinical social worker with over 8 years of experience in the field. I am proudly born and raised in Inglewood, California. My experience includes field-based mental health, outpatient, hospice, psychiatric inpatient hospital setting, group homes, and currently private practice. I have helped people with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, personality disorders, and more. My diverse, universal approach creates a safe and supportive environment while challenging my clients. I use Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), CBT, DBT, Person-Centered, and Psychodynamic modalities.
Hi there, I'm Crystal, a Licensed Clinical social worker with over 8 years of experience in the field. I am proudly born and raised in Inglewood, California. My experience includes field-based mental health, outpatient, hospice, psychiatric inpatient hospital setting, group homes, and currently private practice. I have helped people with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, personality disorders, and more. My diverse, universal approach creates a safe and supportive environment while challenging my clients. I use Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), CBT, DBT, Person-Centered, and Psychodynamic modalities.
(619) 730-7954 View (619) 730-7954
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Kathleen V. Williams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90050  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help you become your best self, as defined by you. In a secure and respectful psychotherapeutic relationship we work to help you develop a life that is more fulfilling. I offer individual psychotherapy for adults who are experiencing a wide range of concerns: depression; anxiety; relationship difficulties; self-esteem concerns; recovery from childhood/adult trauma; life transitions and challenges, such as career changes, health concerns, parenting issues, or the loss of a loved one. Any situation with which you believe you are not coping as well as you'd like is appropriate for psychotherapy.
My goal is to help you become your best self, as defined by you. In a secure and respectful psychotherapeutic relationship we work to help you develop a life that is more fulfilling. I offer individual psychotherapy for adults who are experiencing a wide range of concerns: depression; anxiety; relationship difficulties; self-esteem concerns; recovery from childhood/adult trauma; life transitions and challenges, such as career changes, health concerns, parenting issues, or the loss of a loved one. Any situation with which you believe you are not coping as well as you'd like is appropriate for psychotherapy.
(818) 247-4751 View (818) 247-4751
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Bree is Helpful AF
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Bree and I'm a peer counselor rooted in fat liberation, community psychology, and feminist therapy. I mostly work with rad fat folx who strive for fat positivity and/or body neutrality. I work with others who aren't fat, but they're anti-diet and striving for body liberation, too. I also work with fellow neurodivergent folx who want to work with (instead of against) their unique circumstances. I love working with people who are collaborative, solution-oriented, open to feedback, and open to using tarot for additional feedback. If you're looking for empowerment and unconditional support, I've got lots of it to give! :)
Hi! I'm Bree and I'm a peer counselor rooted in fat liberation, community psychology, and feminist therapy. I mostly work with rad fat folx who strive for fat positivity and/or body neutrality. I work with others who aren't fat, but they're anti-diet and striving for body liberation, too. I also work with fellow neurodivergent folx who want to work with (instead of against) their unique circumstances. I love working with people who are collaborative, solution-oriented, open to feedback, and open to using tarot for additional feedback. If you're looking for empowerment and unconditional support, I've got lots of it to give! :)
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Kelsey Kathleen Harrold
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90066
My passion is working with preteens, teens, young adults, couples/romantic relationships (polyamorous friendly therapist) and families. My approach is client centered, strength based, culturally sensitive and collaborative. I value creating a safe space for exploration and reaching goals. Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start. Together we can discover and explore your story and where you want it to go.
My passion is working with preteens, teens, young adults, couples/romantic relationships (polyamorous friendly therapist) and families. My approach is client centered, strength based, culturally sensitive and collaborative. I value creating a safe space for exploration and reaching goals. Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start. Together we can discover and explore your story and where you want it to go.
(424) 226-5922 View (424) 226-5922
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Bethany Kern
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
I believe in a collaborative approach. Each person's journey is unique, and I tailor my methods to fit your specific needs. Together, we'll explore the connections between your environment, upbringing, coping skills, and behaviors. My toolkit draws from a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT, MI, solution-focused, strength-based, and problem-solving techniques.
I believe in a collaborative approach. Each person's journey is unique, and I tailor my methods to fit your specific needs. Together, we'll explore the connections between your environment, upbringing, coping skills, and behaviors. My toolkit draws from a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT, MI, solution-focused, strength-based, and problem-solving techniques.
(626) 603-8184 View (626) 603-8184
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Dimitrios Pexaras
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
You want to stop living in fear/worry. You've had enough of doubting and criticizing yourself every single day questioning your skills at work or at interpersonal relationships with friends or your partner or the idea of dating is terrifying..the good news is you're in the right place and you're not alone! It's exhausting not being able to enjoy things that used to matter to you and over-thinking every single detail in a negative way. It's infuriating to want to socialize but being afraid of how people will "judge" or "view" you just because you don't feel like yourself. It's draining to not wanting to go to work or start your day.
You want to stop living in fear/worry. You've had enough of doubting and criticizing yourself every single day questioning your skills at work or at interpersonal relationships with friends or your partner or the idea of dating is terrifying..the good news is you're in the right place and you're not alone! It's exhausting not being able to enjoy things that used to matter to you and over-thinking every single detail in a negative way. It's infuriating to want to socialize but being afraid of how people will "judge" or "view" you just because you don't feel like yourself. It's draining to not wanting to go to work or start your day.
(562) 278-0711 View (562) 278-0711
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Lauren Mills
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Psychologist based in Southern California. I’ve been practicing since 2010 and currently work with clients statewide via telehealth. My academic training includes a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University, an MS in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University, an MA in Counseling - Marriage & Family Therapy from National University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. I have worked with all ages and a wide breadth of challenges and/or concerns, from situational stressors to severe mental illness.
I am a Licensed Psychologist based in Southern California. I’ve been practicing since 2010 and currently work with clients statewide via telehealth. My academic training includes a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University, an MS in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University, an MA in Counseling - Marriage & Family Therapy from National University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. I have worked with all ages and a wide breadth of challenges and/or concerns, from situational stressors to severe mental illness.
(657) 837-1958 View (657) 837-1958
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Therapy Is Here
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAT, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Give yourself permission to be vulnerable by putting yourself first. Negative and highly-critical self-talk, especially for gay men, is the root of many of our problems and addictions. You may feel “less-than” others, think poorly of yourself, or are unsure how to get your needs met. I can help you to shed light on where this inner-critic is coming from, how to quiet it, and help you rebuild your relationship with self/others. Next, we can develop tools to manage anxiety and depression, embrace your sexuality, develop a healthier relationship to sex/porn, heal infidelity, integrate love and sex, or improve your relationships.
Give yourself permission to be vulnerable by putting yourself first. Negative and highly-critical self-talk, especially for gay men, is the root of many of our problems and addictions. You may feel “less-than” others, think poorly of yourself, or are unsure how to get your needs met. I can help you to shed light on where this inner-critic is coming from, how to quiet it, and help you rebuild your relationship with self/others. Next, we can develop tools to manage anxiety and depression, embrace your sexuality, develop a healthier relationship to sex/porn, heal infidelity, integrate love and sex, or improve your relationships.
(562) 645-4643 View (562) 645-4643
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Irma Vanessa Mota
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
I am honored to walk with my clients on their journey of inner healing and understanding. There is tremendous value in exploring our past experiences and how they are internalized based on the messages we receive from those around us. These messages can influence and shape our identity and the types of relationships we have.
I am honored to walk with my clients on their journey of inner healing and understanding. There is tremendous value in exploring our past experiences and how they are internalized based on the messages we receive from those around us. These messages can influence and shape our identity and the types of relationships we have.
(818) 697-6104 View (818) 697-6104
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Jessica Goehring
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
My approach centers on building upon your strengths and creating a person-centered therapeutic space. I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own experiences. I draw from a blend of perspectives, such as humanistic, attachment, object relations, grief and loss, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral informed methods. I emphasize cultural humility and social justice, recognizing their significance in shaping your journey. I aim for our collaboration to unveil not only a deeper understanding of yourself but also how your relationships and systemic factors have shaped your experiences.
My approach centers on building upon your strengths and creating a person-centered therapeutic space. I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own experiences. I draw from a blend of perspectives, such as humanistic, attachment, object relations, grief and loss, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral informed methods. I emphasize cultural humility and social justice, recognizing their significance in shaping your journey. I aim for our collaboration to unveil not only a deeper understanding of yourself but also how your relationships and systemic factors have shaped your experiences.
(626) 699-6889 View (626) 699-6889
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Michelle Pereira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90071
My name is Michelle Pereira and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with college students, adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, and trauma, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Oriented Theory, and holistic modalities such as crystal healing and Somatic Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
My name is Michelle Pereira and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with college students, adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, and trauma, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Oriented Theory, and holistic modalities such as crystal healing and Somatic Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
(760) 648-4756 View (760) 648-4756
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Jorge Vargas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90086  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you stressed about recent or future changes to your life? Are you exploring a career change? Do you hesitate to reach out for help for fear of being judged or burdening others? Have you tried therapy in the past but are looking for sessions that are more conversational and engaging? In therapy, we can explore these issues with empathy, grace, and sensitivity to your personal identity. It is a privilege to join people committed to vulnerable and courageous healing journeys. Together we will gain insight, recognize unhelpful patterns, and practice coping skills to better deal with life’s stressors.
Are you stressed about recent or future changes to your life? Are you exploring a career change? Do you hesitate to reach out for help for fear of being judged or burdening others? Have you tried therapy in the past but are looking for sessions that are more conversational and engaging? In therapy, we can explore these issues with empathy, grace, and sensitivity to your personal identity. It is a privilege to join people committed to vulnerable and courageous healing journeys. Together we will gain insight, recognize unhelpful patterns, and practice coping skills to better deal with life’s stressors.
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Natalie Dungey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Imagine feeling understood and supported as you navigate life's challenges. Picture having a safe space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, or struggling with relationships or a sense of direction. You're not alone! In therapy, we'll work together to address your concerns and uncover your strengths. You'll gain insights into your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, empowering you to make positive changes in life. Goals? To improve your mental and emotional well-being, enhance your relationships, and discover what truly matters to you.
Imagine feeling understood and supported as you navigate life's challenges. Picture having a safe space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, or struggling with relationships or a sense of direction. You're not alone! In therapy, we'll work together to address your concerns and uncover your strengths. You'll gain insights into your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, empowering you to make positive changes in life. Goals? To improve your mental and emotional well-being, enhance your relationships, and discover what truly matters to you.
(626) 669-4838 View (626) 669-4838

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
60% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Optum

How Therapists in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

58% Online Only
42% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.

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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.