Therapists in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA

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Kei Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR
Verified
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 4 years of experience working as a clinical social worker. I am also a registered art therapist (ATR). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, family conflicts, domestic violence, military trauma, caregiver-fatigue, and loss and grief. I am eclectic in therapeutic modalities, but my core principle is grounded in psychodynamic and insight-oriented therapy. I believe that clients are the experts of their lives, and my role in therapy is to be their ally and assistant.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 4 years of experience working as a clinical social worker. I am also a registered art therapist (ATR). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, family conflicts, domestic violence, military trauma, caregiver-fatigue, and loss and grief. I am eclectic in therapeutic modalities, but my core principle is grounded in psychodynamic and insight-oriented therapy. I believe that clients are the experts of their lives, and my role in therapy is to be their ally and assistant.
(323) 792-1904 View (323) 792-1904
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Laura Gillespie
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My typical client is no stranger to phrases like "over-thinking it" and "too smart for your own good." They are gifted thinkers and problem solvers beginning to understand that the problems they face aren't ones they can just think their way out of. I practice a form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy informed by my own warm, Midwestern sensibility. I believe in the power of this approach to foster deep transformation and lasting improvement, even when other forms of treatment have failed. I have experienced this power time and again, both personally and in my work with clients.
My typical client is no stranger to phrases like "over-thinking it" and "too smart for your own good." They are gifted thinkers and problem solvers beginning to understand that the problems they face aren't ones they can just think their way out of. I practice a form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy informed by my own warm, Midwestern sensibility. I believe in the power of this approach to foster deep transformation and lasting improvement, even when other forms of treatment have failed. I have experienced this power time and again, both personally and in my work with clients.
(323) 746-1128 View (323) 746-1128
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Kailey Hockridge
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, EdM, LPCC
Verified
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
I thrive in my work with creative, compassionate adults who are experiencing anxiety, burnout, or relational stress. We may be a fit to work together if you are looking for a safer space to examine feelings of dissatisfaction or disconnect, and are curious about how to foster a greater sense of self-esteem or worthiness. I particularly enjoy working with self-described high achievers, and women in historically male-dominated industries. If you're ready to navigate your life more comfortably, gain confidence in communicating your needs, and build skills to better cope with your feelings - I look forward to supporting you in that.
I thrive in my work with creative, compassionate adults who are experiencing anxiety, burnout, or relational stress. We may be a fit to work together if you are looking for a safer space to examine feelings of dissatisfaction or disconnect, and are curious about how to foster a greater sense of self-esteem or worthiness. I particularly enjoy working with self-described high achievers, and women in historically male-dominated industries. If you're ready to navigate your life more comfortably, gain confidence in communicating your needs, and build skills to better cope with your feelings - I look forward to supporting you in that.
(323) 676-2388 View (323) 676-2388
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Jennifer Ann Giancola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
My work focuses on the process of acceptance and integration of aspects of ourselves that we like and those that we find challenging. We all struggle at times with self-doubt and self-worth issues. These feelings are difficult to cope with and hinder our ability to really get to know ourselves and others. Through conversation and a deep curiosity and caring about my client's, I help to broaden their understanding of themselves. My clients begin to have more authentic experiences by finding meaning in their life experiences and gaining new insights that help them achieve their personal goals.
My work focuses on the process of acceptance and integration of aspects of ourselves that we like and those that we find challenging. We all struggle at times with self-doubt and self-worth issues. These feelings are difficult to cope with and hinder our ability to really get to know ourselves and others. Through conversation and a deep curiosity and caring about my client's, I help to broaden their understanding of themselves. My clients begin to have more authentic experiences by finding meaning in their life experiences and gaining new insights that help them achieve their personal goals.
(323) 870-8341 View (323) 870-8341
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Ligia Orellana
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90041  (Online Only)
You have always followed the norm to not stand out. You feel safe when you are in the background and blending in. Judgement and criticism have always been a part of your life. You are struggling with feelings of guilt and shame, and it has impeded you in living a life of authenticity- who you are at your core, but the fear of people leaving stops you. This fear has caused you to have your boundaries tested and crossed- leading you to bottle up your emotions for self-preservation. There has not been a time where you have not felt fear, anxiety, overwhelm, and stress.
You have always followed the norm to not stand out. You feel safe when you are in the background and blending in. Judgement and criticism have always been a part of your life. You are struggling with feelings of guilt and shame, and it has impeded you in living a life of authenticity- who you are at your core, but the fear of people leaving stops you. This fear has caused you to have your boundaries tested and crossed- leading you to bottle up your emotions for self-preservation. There has not been a time where you have not felt fear, anxiety, overwhelm, and stress.
(310) 935-0556 View (310) 935-0556
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Brooke Kaufman
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Feeling overwhelmed in your journey to parenthood? I'm here to help through one-on-one and couples therapy. My approach is rooted in understanding and compassion, helping you navigate the complex emotions that arise during and after pregnancy. Together, we'll work on embracing your thoughts and feelings without judgment, while committing to actions that enrich your life and relationships. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, or seeking to strength your connection with your partner, my goal is to guide you towards a fulfilling and balanced experience.
Feeling overwhelmed in your journey to parenthood? I'm here to help through one-on-one and couples therapy. My approach is rooted in understanding and compassion, helping you navigate the complex emotions that arise during and after pregnancy. Together, we'll work on embracing your thoughts and feelings without judgment, while committing to actions that enrich your life and relationships. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, or seeking to strength your connection with your partner, my goal is to guide you towards a fulfilling and balanced experience.
(747) 302-6585 View (747) 302-6585
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Mary Belton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
13 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
My approach to therapy is based on developing strong relationships with my clients. My style is informal, warm, and direct and my aim is to provide a safe and non-judgmental, yet challenging environment that encourages increased self-awareness and growth. The way we work together will depend on which avenue most effectively addresses your goals.
My approach to therapy is based on developing strong relationships with my clients. My style is informal, warm, and direct and my aim is to provide a safe and non-judgmental, yet challenging environment that encourages increased self-awareness and growth. The way we work together will depend on which avenue most effectively addresses your goals.
(323) 775-9220 View (323) 775-9220
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Jomana Sweiss
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
People come to me when they feel overwhelmed by their emotions, stuck in spirals of anxiety, depression, or trauma responses. I provide one-on-one, couples, and group therapy to help people explore their identities and relationship issues so that they can overcome the walls they have unintentionally created that may be shutting others out. I tend to work best with those who are curious about themselves and eager to grow.
People come to me when they feel overwhelmed by their emotions, stuck in spirals of anxiety, depression, or trauma responses. I provide one-on-one, couples, and group therapy to help people explore their identities and relationship issues so that they can overcome the walls they have unintentionally created that may be shutting others out. I tend to work best with those who are curious about themselves and eager to grow.
(747) 207-4340 View (747) 207-4340
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Jeannelli Acuna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
Seeking therapy for many can be a challenging step to take. This is why I believe in providing a safe space, free of any judgement, which is essential when building a trusting therapeutic relationship. I am here to serve as your guide towards self-discovery and self-reflection. Often, distorted thoughts lead to maladaptive behaviors, which in turn can impact the way you view yourself, perceives others, and/or view the world. Therapy can help with learning new skills and techniques that can assist you with breaking these patterns. Discovering your own voice will help you feel empowered.
Seeking therapy for many can be a challenging step to take. This is why I believe in providing a safe space, free of any judgement, which is essential when building a trusting therapeutic relationship. I am here to serve as your guide towards self-discovery and self-reflection. Often, distorted thoughts lead to maladaptive behaviors, which in turn can impact the way you view yourself, perceives others, and/or view the world. Therapy can help with learning new skills and techniques that can assist you with breaking these patterns. Discovering your own voice will help you feel empowered.
(323) 457-2035 View (323) 457-2035
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Cynthia Levy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90065
My name is Cindy Levy, LMFT. I specialize in complex trauma and mood disorders often related to growing up in abusive, neglectful family systems or experiencing unhealthy relationships where needs were not met. I explore old survival patterns that are no longer serving you, with the goal of integrating new skills that align with your authentic core values. I work with adults and couples. I treat Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, and relationship issues. My hope is to contribute something that can make our world (both internal and external) a better place!
My name is Cindy Levy, LMFT. I specialize in complex trauma and mood disorders often related to growing up in abusive, neglectful family systems or experiencing unhealthy relationships where needs were not met. I explore old survival patterns that are no longer serving you, with the goal of integrating new skills that align with your authentic core values. I work with adults and couples. I treat Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, and relationship issues. My hope is to contribute something that can make our world (both internal and external) a better place!
(323) 918-5705 View (323) 918-5705
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Andy Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
You've come to the realization that something is missing or just doesn't square up like it used to. Maybe there are communication issues within your marriage, maybe you are realizing that you are lonely and have lost connection to friends or perhaps you are finding less satisfaction and connection to your work. You might not even have a clear sense of why you are feeling the way you are feeling and just want help orienting back to your North Star. All of this is natural within the modern human experience, yet men aren't often taught how to recognize and talk through these feelings and scenarios.
You've come to the realization that something is missing or just doesn't square up like it used to. Maybe there are communication issues within your marriage, maybe you are realizing that you are lonely and have lost connection to friends or perhaps you are finding less satisfaction and connection to your work. You might not even have a clear sense of why you are feeling the way you are feeling and just want help orienting back to your North Star. All of this is natural within the modern human experience, yet men aren't often taught how to recognize and talk through these feelings and scenarios.
(323) 997-8735 View (323) 997-8735
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James Kane
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Find ease in your relationships; with your body, with food and with yourself. Providing personalized care for adults and adolescents who are struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating; as well as working with individuals with anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, and relational challenges. Trauma-informed; Weight-Inclusive & Health At Every Size approach; Intuitive Eating aligned
Find ease in your relationships; with your body, with food and with yourself. Providing personalized care for adults and adolescents who are struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating; as well as working with individuals with anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, and relational challenges. Trauma-informed; Weight-Inclusive & Health At Every Size approach; Intuitive Eating aligned
(323) 546-7652 View (323) 546-7652
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Sarah Riehl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
I bring a mindfulness approach to psychotherapy, emphasizing an open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of oneself in the moment. By bringing awareness and compassion to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to deepen your understanding of yourself and create more meaningful relationships in the world. My style is gentle, patient and honest, having deep respect for the nature of the human condition and pace of meaningful growth. Our work together will encourage and challenge you in finding your way through fear and pain.
I bring a mindfulness approach to psychotherapy, emphasizing an open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of oneself in the moment. By bringing awareness and compassion to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to deepen your understanding of yourself and create more meaningful relationships in the world. My style is gentle, patient and honest, having deep respect for the nature of the human condition and pace of meaningful growth. Our work together will encourage and challenge you in finding your way through fear and pain.
(310) 683-4585 View (310) 683-4585
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Parisa Frost
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, ATR-P , EMDR
Verified
3 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Are you interested in exploring personal relationships, identities, or sexual issues from an open-minded and culturally sensitive perspective? Do you have past sexual traumas, toxic relationships, or codependency patterns that you would like to discuss in an objective and nonjudgemental space? When you allocate time to speak freely about these issues, you empower yourself to navigate any negative patterns or relationship dynamics from a place of curiosity instead of criticism. We will collaborate on the best way to unpack and understand your story from a growth mindset that is sustainable + strength-based.
Are you interested in exploring personal relationships, identities, or sexual issues from an open-minded and culturally sensitive perspective? Do you have past sexual traumas, toxic relationships, or codependency patterns that you would like to discuss in an objective and nonjudgemental space? When you allocate time to speak freely about these issues, you empower yourself to navigate any negative patterns or relationship dynamics from a place of curiosity instead of criticism. We will collaborate on the best way to unpack and understand your story from a growth mindset that is sustainable + strength-based.
(424) 417-6077 View (424) 417-6077
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Janein Chavez, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Waitlist for new clients
I’m passionate about serving women seeking love-love of self, love of others, and knowing it in their bones. I love helping women to learn to nurture themselves, accept they are important and that caring for and healing themselves is a political act of resistance and decolonization. I often work with First Gen women. Exploring what parents (from around the world) brought with them- traditions or practices, ways of thinking, or maybe intergenerational trauma can resonate. With some people we'll do a deep dive into changes to your lifestyle. Seeking therapy is a strength, an act of courage, a journey inward, outward, and forward.
I’m passionate about serving women seeking love-love of self, love of others, and knowing it in their bones. I love helping women to learn to nurture themselves, accept they are important and that caring for and healing themselves is a political act of resistance and decolonization. I often work with First Gen women. Exploring what parents (from around the world) brought with them- traditions or practices, ways of thinking, or maybe intergenerational trauma can resonate. With some people we'll do a deep dive into changes to your lifestyle. Seeking therapy is a strength, an act of courage, a journey inward, outward, and forward.
(323) 963-4937 View (323) 963-4937
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Shelby Ash
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
I help individuals and couples feeling lost and uncertain of life’s direction, using a psychodynamic approach to unlock past influences and cultivate self-understanding and agency.
I help individuals and couples feeling lost and uncertain of life’s direction, using a psychodynamic approach to unlock past influences and cultivate self-understanding and agency.
(747) 281-3435 View (747) 281-3435
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Nicole Quaid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
"I believe therapy is an empowering experience that allows us to make changes in our lives. I provide a safe environment to work in collaboration with you in a process of exploration. I specialize in working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, career and life transition challenges. I also work with chronic illness, pain, body image issues and eating disorders. I integrate meditation, mindfulness and somatic work (accessing feelings through the body) as part of a holistic approach. I have a unique understanding of the issues and stresses that artists encounter having come from a fine arts background.
"I believe therapy is an empowering experience that allows us to make changes in our lives. I provide a safe environment to work in collaboration with you in a process of exploration. I specialize in working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, career and life transition challenges. I also work with chronic illness, pain, body image issues and eating disorders. I integrate meditation, mindfulness and somatic work (accessing feelings through the body) as part of a holistic approach. I have a unique understanding of the issues and stresses that artists encounter having come from a fine arts background.
(323) 680-5922 View (323) 680-5922
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Samantha Harrold
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC, TCYM
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. Does anxiety throw you into the future (and it is never a future you actually want)? Do you find yourself catastrophizing, mentally preparing for atrocities that are not likely to occur? Do shame and guilt, pull you back in time with old negative beliefs that weren’t yours to begin with? Do hyper vigilant parts of you, show up as flashbacks, nightmares or dissociation? Do these too keep you in the past? Kurt Vonnegut’s famous science fiction novel, “Slaughter House-five,” describes a soldier in the war zone becoming “unstuck in time.” This is what trauma feels like for many people and HSPs.
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. Does anxiety throw you into the future (and it is never a future you actually want)? Do you find yourself catastrophizing, mentally preparing for atrocities that are not likely to occur? Do shame and guilt, pull you back in time with old negative beliefs that weren’t yours to begin with? Do hyper vigilant parts of you, show up as flashbacks, nightmares or dissociation? Do these too keep you in the past? Kurt Vonnegut’s famous science fiction novel, “Slaughter House-five,” describes a soldier in the war zone becoming “unstuck in time.” This is what trauma feels like for many people and HSPs.
(323) 999-5210 View (323) 999-5210
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Wesley Stahler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT, ECMH
Verified
6 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Wishing like parenting came with directions. Realizing you are not the parent, and or partner you thought. Negative behaviors bringing you down. Wondering if your child's ok? Challenges with siblings, bedtimes, strong emotions, school, fill in the blank... Parenting can be the most stressful time, when it is touted as the most joyful. It is a fast track to getting your PhD in personal growth & development. I have been there. And, I can help. We can talk about those dirty, little secrets. Together, concretely creating a plan with long, lasting results. Bringing ease and strength, breaking unhealthy patterns.
Wishing like parenting came with directions. Realizing you are not the parent, and or partner you thought. Negative behaviors bringing you down. Wondering if your child's ok? Challenges with siblings, bedtimes, strong emotions, school, fill in the blank... Parenting can be the most stressful time, when it is touted as the most joyful. It is a fast track to getting your PhD in personal growth & development. I have been there. And, I can help. We can talk about those dirty, little secrets. Together, concretely creating a plan with long, lasting results. Bringing ease and strength, breaking unhealthy patterns.
(323) 992-4031 View (323) 992-4031
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Elias Ganster
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MS, BFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
Hopeless, lost, depressed, overwhelmed, anxious? Maybe you feel like it's all your fault. It's easy to feel like there's something wrong with us when we need help, that we're not supposed to be vulnerable, that we're supposed to tough it out. Sometimes the bravest thing we can do is ask for help. There may be no perfect point where we can land on spectrums of intelligence, sexuality, gender, personality, or any of the identities we use to define ourselves. But our ability to move across these spectrums may make the difference between us feeling stuck in our day-to-day lives and being able to grow and change when we need to the most.
Hopeless, lost, depressed, overwhelmed, anxious? Maybe you feel like it's all your fault. It's easy to feel like there's something wrong with us when we need help, that we're not supposed to be vulnerable, that we're supposed to tough it out. Sometimes the bravest thing we can do is ask for help. There may be no perfect point where we can land on spectrums of intelligence, sexuality, gender, personality, or any of the identities we use to define ourselves. But our ability to move across these spectrums may make the difference between us feeling stuck in our day-to-day lives and being able to grow and change when we need to the most.
(213) 478-7184 View (213) 478-7184

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Number of Therapists in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
66% Family Conflict
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glassell Park, Los Angeles?

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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.