Therapists in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA

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María Serrano
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
I am a Latine, bilingual, queer woman and psychotherapist based in Los Angeles. Currently accepting new clients, I work with youth of all ages, adults, and couples/relationships. I weave together somatic and mindfulness practices rooted in Indigenous and Buddhist traditions, to guide you in reconnecting with your deepest truths while navigating change. I believe people in all bodies deserve healing, and that you deserve therapy that centers your cultures.
I am a Latine, bilingual, queer woman and psychotherapist based in Los Angeles. Currently accepting new clients, I work with youth of all ages, adults, and couples/relationships. I weave together somatic and mindfulness practices rooted in Indigenous and Buddhist traditions, to guide you in reconnecting with your deepest truths while navigating change. I believe people in all bodies deserve healing, and that you deserve therapy that centers your cultures.
(818) 276-9062 View (818) 276-9062
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Rachel Winters
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
During your sessions I hope to create a consistent, safe, nurturing environment for growth and healing. The primary goal of our time together will be for me to support you in becoming the best version of yourself possible. We will build on your strengths and carefully unpack the underlying themes in your life. As a result, you will gain a deeper understanding of your past and present experiences while, taking steps toward creating the life you love. I will utilize motivational interviewing and a strengths-based approach to support you in this journey.
During your sessions I hope to create a consistent, safe, nurturing environment for growth and healing. The primary goal of our time together will be for me to support you in becoming the best version of yourself possible. We will build on your strengths and carefully unpack the underlying themes in your life. As a result, you will gain a deeper understanding of your past and present experiences while, taking steps toward creating the life you love. I will utilize motivational interviewing and a strengths-based approach to support you in this journey.
(626) 603-8196 View (626) 603-8196
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Fabiola Saucedo
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
You want to experience stability and fulfillment in your intimate relationship that matches your steady and confident professional life. However, feeling safe enough to trust your partner or your own judgment has eluded you. It's confusing, difficult, and feels messy. You're in your late 20s to late 30s and aware of possible intergenerational patterns and trauma. You hope that with a right-fit therapist, you can work with your emotions embedded in cultural and contextual roots and take healthy steps that sometimes feel like "risks" but are aligned with the growth you want to see for yourself.
You want to experience stability and fulfillment in your intimate relationship that matches your steady and confident professional life. However, feeling safe enough to trust your partner or your own judgment has eluded you. It's confusing, difficult, and feels messy. You're in your late 20s to late 30s and aware of possible intergenerational patterns and trauma. You hope that with a right-fit therapist, you can work with your emotions embedded in cultural and contextual roots and take healthy steps that sometimes feel like "risks" but are aligned with the growth you want to see for yourself.
(323) 922-5037 View (323) 922-5037
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Carolyn Jean Christ
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
A meaningful therapeutic relationship can be a nurturing and generative environment for growth and empowerment. In an accepting and loving space, hopes, fears, anxiety, depression, and trauma can be safely explored and harnessed as agents of change. I am passionate about the possibilities for healing and radical self-acceptance within each unique client and therapist relationship. Our work together will be collaborative, containing, and non-judgmental, exploring the past and present, as well as hopes for the future. I work from a place of warmth, curiosity, humor, and deep reverence for your unique life experience.
A meaningful therapeutic relationship can be a nurturing and generative environment for growth and empowerment. In an accepting and loving space, hopes, fears, anxiety, depression, and trauma can be safely explored and harnessed as agents of change. I am passionate about the possibilities for healing and radical self-acceptance within each unique client and therapist relationship. Our work together will be collaborative, containing, and non-judgmental, exploring the past and present, as well as hopes for the future. I work from a place of warmth, curiosity, humor, and deep reverence for your unique life experience.
(818) 308-1356 View (818) 308-1356
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Samuel Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
You’ve tried everything to make your relationship work but nothing seems to change. You feel disheartened because, despite your best attempts, communication still breaks down and tensions rise. The two of you cycle back into the same painful arguments you hope to avoid. “If only they would stop pushing my buttons!” you think to yourself. You don’t mean to retaliate or withdraw from your partner, but you do. You find yourself feeling lost and alone. The disconnection has left you feeling constantly exhausted. This isn’t the relationship you envisioned. You yearn for change; you crave a healthy and happy partnership.
You’ve tried everything to make your relationship work but nothing seems to change. You feel disheartened because, despite your best attempts, communication still breaks down and tensions rise. The two of you cycle back into the same painful arguments you hope to avoid. “If only they would stop pushing my buttons!” you think to yourself. You don’t mean to retaliate or withdraw from your partner, but you do. You find yourself feeling lost and alone. The disconnection has left you feeling constantly exhausted. This isn’t the relationship you envisioned. You yearn for change; you crave a healthy and happy partnership.
(323) 870-6904 View (323) 870-6904
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Danielle S Marrufo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
I am here to help you celebrate all parts of yourself and begin to live the fully authentic, emboldened life that you desire. I understand the nuances of gender and sexuality and approach identity with a curious and holistic perspective. Together, we will consider cultural factors and forms of systemic oppression that contribute to your mental health. I am especially passionate about supporting Latinx, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ ,and identity. Additionally I have experience in working with folks navigating significant life transitions, grief and loss, and life-altering diagnoses like cancer. Im committed to your healing journey.
I am here to help you celebrate all parts of yourself and begin to live the fully authentic, emboldened life that you desire. I understand the nuances of gender and sexuality and approach identity with a curious and holistic perspective. Together, we will consider cultural factors and forms of systemic oppression that contribute to your mental health. I am especially passionate about supporting Latinx, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ ,and identity. Additionally I have experience in working with folks navigating significant life transitions, grief and loss, and life-altering diagnoses like cancer. Im committed to your healing journey.
(323) 675-2991 View (323) 675-2991
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Johanne Zaporteza Zipser
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, MEd, BCBA
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Our program at New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (Boston and Los Angeles) offers specialized, affirmative, compassionate, and culturally responsive care for individuals and families struggling with treatment refractory OCD and related disorders. We offer Telehealth, in-home, community, and school-based services to support you where you need it most. We use a strengths-based, affirmative approach that includes ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), to help every client build a rich and meaningful life they can love.
Our program at New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (Boston and Los Angeles) offers specialized, affirmative, compassionate, and culturally responsive care for individuals and families struggling with treatment refractory OCD and related disorders. We offer Telehealth, in-home, community, and school-based services to support you where you need it most. We use a strengths-based, affirmative approach that includes ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), to help every client build a rich and meaningful life they can love.
(857) 203-8392 View (857) 203-8392
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Nina Gonzaga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
I hold the sacredness of authenticity, humaning alongside other humans. I focus on working with women, particularly women of color, to show up to the brutal, sweaty, and liberating work of tending to your life while challenging oppressive systems that want humans to stay small. Together, we examine trauma and pain with self-compassion, address avoidance, build vocabulary around emotions to expand your knowing, and work together to enrich relational bonds. I would love to hold space for you! I am licensed and available to work with residents of California and Washington.
I hold the sacredness of authenticity, humaning alongside other humans. I focus on working with women, particularly women of color, to show up to the brutal, sweaty, and liberating work of tending to your life while challenging oppressive systems that want humans to stay small. Together, we examine trauma and pain with self-compassion, address avoidance, build vocabulary around emotions to expand your knowing, and work together to enrich relational bonds. I would love to hold space for you! I am licensed and available to work with residents of California and Washington.
(323) 366-3723 View (323) 366-3723
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Sara Semal
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
I like to be real with people. I find the best way to work with individuals and couples is to be present, ask the right questions, and give honest feedback. Whether you are coming to therapy for personal growth, a relationship or family issue, healing from loss, past trauma, or anything else, I want to explore who you are, how your life experiences have affected you and your relationships, ways in which those experiences keep replaying themselves, and how to get you out of the cycle. My approach is to provide a comfortable and real space to talk, explore and work on feeling better.
I like to be real with people. I find the best way to work with individuals and couples is to be present, ask the right questions, and give honest feedback. Whether you are coming to therapy for personal growth, a relationship or family issue, healing from loss, past trauma, or anything else, I want to explore who you are, how your life experiences have affected you and your relationships, ways in which those experiences keep replaying themselves, and how to get you out of the cycle. My approach is to provide a comfortable and real space to talk, explore and work on feeling better.
(773) 757-5042 View (773) 757-5042
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Jade Tree Holistic Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Jade Tree is a collective of psychotherapists who offer holistic, professional, artful, compassionate therapy for adults, couples and adolescents. We tailor our caring, hands-on approach to each client, and our aim is to help you become the person you want to be. We believe that real lasting change is possible, and we have the skill and dedication to help you get there.
Jade Tree is a collective of psychotherapists who offer holistic, professional, artful, compassionate therapy for adults, couples and adolescents. We tailor our caring, hands-on approach to each client, and our aim is to help you become the person you want to be. We believe that real lasting change is possible, and we have the skill and dedication to help you get there.
(323) 747-7238 View (323) 747-7238
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Sandra Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
I see therapy as working towards a new improved and more empowered you. I view and treat my client as the expert in his/her life. I view myself as a facilitator of emotional healing and change. I provide a non-judgmental environment where my client can explore relationships and other aspects of his or her life and decide upon changes or adjustments he or she can implement. Therapy is a safe space where perfection is not required or expected.
I see therapy as working towards a new improved and more empowered you. I view and treat my client as the expert in his/her life. I view myself as a facilitator of emotional healing and change. I provide a non-judgmental environment where my client can explore relationships and other aspects of his or her life and decide upon changes or adjustments he or she can implement. Therapy is a safe space where perfection is not required or expected.
(323) 929-2233 View (323) 929-2233
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Kerstin Hern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Do you seek relief from anxiety, low self worth, ruminating thoughts? Are you creative, highly sensitive, or a "black sheep"? I see you... I can provide you a rich connection, safe space to explore, and teach coping tools + skills. I use brain science, evidence-based techniques, somatic, Jungian, CBT, IFS Parts Work, and arts therapies in our work. I also believe we all have innate gifts/strengths that we reactivate through meaningful connections, like therapy. Together, we'll transform your anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues by exploring stories, editing automatic beliefs, and releasing emotions your body hold to gain peace.
Do you seek relief from anxiety, low self worth, ruminating thoughts? Are you creative, highly sensitive, or a "black sheep"? I see you... I can provide you a rich connection, safe space to explore, and teach coping tools + skills. I use brain science, evidence-based techniques, somatic, Jungian, CBT, IFS Parts Work, and arts therapies in our work. I also believe we all have innate gifts/strengths that we reactivate through meaningful connections, like therapy. Together, we'll transform your anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues by exploring stories, editing automatic beliefs, and releasing emotions your body hold to gain peace.
(818) 699-1192 View (818) 699-1192
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Sharon Yu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
You’d say that you are observant, conscientious, and driven. You pride yourself in your successes so far but struggle to take credit for them. You're hard on yourself but the thought of self-forgiveness or compassion brings up guilt. You're really good at being there for others and notice not receiving the same back. Self-doubt and loneliness keep you up at night and bleed into anxieties about work, relationships, and your kids if you’re a parent. You're not looking for temporary bandaids and believe sustainable healing is continuous and worth investing in. In relationships, you desire restoration of connection with your partner.
You’d say that you are observant, conscientious, and driven. You pride yourself in your successes so far but struggle to take credit for them. You're hard on yourself but the thought of self-forgiveness or compassion brings up guilt. You're really good at being there for others and notice not receiving the same back. Self-doubt and loneliness keep you up at night and bleed into anxieties about work, relationships, and your kids if you’re a parent. You're not looking for temporary bandaids and believe sustainable healing is continuous and worth investing in. In relationships, you desire restoration of connection with your partner.
(626) 325-0637 View (626) 325-0637
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Kajal Sakhrani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
I am deeply interested in the inner workings of the mind and am passionate about helping people discover their best selves. My goal is to serve as a reassuring and compassionate guide to help my clients discover thoughts they have never thought about, identify patterns of thinking and behavior that no longer serve them and provide them with a safe space to process difficult feelings. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience, I have worked with individuals within a variety of settings including community, hospital, substance rehabilitation, prison, high school and university.
I am deeply interested in the inner workings of the mind and am passionate about helping people discover their best selves. My goal is to serve as a reassuring and compassionate guide to help my clients discover thoughts they have never thought about, identify patterns of thinking and behavior that no longer serve them and provide them with a safe space to process difficult feelings. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience, I have worked with individuals within a variety of settings including community, hospital, substance rehabilitation, prison, high school and university.
(818) 369-3932 View (818) 369-3932
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Susan Abdel-Haq
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
Accepting new Clients! You are finally ready to start therapy again and try something new. You are noticing your anxious attachment style and desire to have more confidence. You have struggled to find a Therapist that you feel understands you and you place a lot of value on your mental health. You struggle with how you feel about yourself and feeling good in your relationships. You find yourself in a lot of one sided relationships and can't understand why. You've been in treatment before and are ready to continue working on yourself.
Accepting new Clients! You are finally ready to start therapy again and try something new. You are noticing your anxious attachment style and desire to have more confidence. You have struggled to find a Therapist that you feel understands you and you place a lot of value on your mental health. You struggle with how you feel about yourself and feeling good in your relationships. You find yourself in a lot of one sided relationships and can't understand why. You've been in treatment before and are ready to continue working on yourself.
(805) 243-1600 View (805) 243-1600
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Kate M Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
Kate specializes in supporting caregivers of kiddos with complex needs & folks recovering from adverse religious experiences. Everyone deserves to have a place to be heard without judgement or shame. There are times when we need to find our hope and strength again, or perhaps for the first time.
Kate specializes in supporting caregivers of kiddos with complex needs & folks recovering from adverse religious experiences. Everyone deserves to have a place to be heard without judgement or shame. There are times when we need to find our hope and strength again, or perhaps for the first time.
(323) 443-1246 View (323) 443-1246
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Monica Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Monica, (pronouns she/her/ella), is a Latine therapist that uses a person centered, attachment based, psychodynamic, somatic, and trauma-informed lens in her work. She brings an authentic and caring presence into the therapy room. Monica believes in a whole-person approach, and therefore considers the needs of mind, body, and spirit in her approach.
Monica, (pronouns she/her/ella), is a Latine therapist that uses a person centered, attachment based, psychodynamic, somatic, and trauma-informed lens in her work. She brings an authentic and caring presence into the therapy room. Monica believes in a whole-person approach, and therefore considers the needs of mind, body, and spirit in her approach.
(323) 310-1691 View (323) 310-1691
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Michael G Bauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My areas of focus are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Art Therapy, and Mindfulness. I often work through a cognitive lens, helping us to make sense of our often confusing thoughts, feelings, and actions to bring about positive, helpful, and lasting change. I have a background in art and love working with creatives.
My areas of focus are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Art Therapy, and Mindfulness. I often work through a cognitive lens, helping us to make sense of our often confusing thoughts, feelings, and actions to bring about positive, helpful, and lasting change. I have a background in art and love working with creatives.
(213) 318-4695 View (213) 318-4695
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Ariel Rosenbloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
Do you have good insight into the problems or challenges in your life but feel frustrated that nothing is changing? Do you feel like your own needs often take a backseat as you strive to find connection and a sense of safety in the world? I specialize in helping adults who are stuck in conflict between internal parts of themselves access inner trust, healing, and empowerment so they can feel more connected to their authentic self, values, and goals. I work from an attachment-focused, trauma-informed lens, and my approach is feminist, queer-affirming, sex-positive, social justice-oriented, and culturally-inclusive.
Do you have good insight into the problems or challenges in your life but feel frustrated that nothing is changing? Do you feel like your own needs often take a backseat as you strive to find connection and a sense of safety in the world? I specialize in helping adults who are stuck in conflict between internal parts of themselves access inner trust, healing, and empowerment so they can feel more connected to their authentic self, values, and goals. I work from an attachment-focused, trauma-informed lens, and my approach is feminist, queer-affirming, sex-positive, social justice-oriented, and culturally-inclusive.
(323) 909-4976 View (323) 909-4976
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Kaitlin Kindman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Part of our work together will center around separating who you think you "should" be from who you are. We will collaborate to help you cultivate a more authentic version of yourself, promoting a rich landscape for change to occur. Our society prioritizes individualism and fleeting connection over deeply intimate relationships. Together we will consider ways to cultivate more meaningful connections that inspire vulnerability and intimacy and build awareness around the fears and conflicts hindering your ability to do so. We will identify your relationship needs and further develop the skills to better communicate them to others.
Part of our work together will center around separating who you think you "should" be from who you are. We will collaborate to help you cultivate a more authentic version of yourself, promoting a rich landscape for change to occur. Our society prioritizes individualism and fleeting connection over deeply intimate relationships. Together we will consider ways to cultivate more meaningful connections that inspire vulnerability and intimacy and build awareness around the fears and conflicts hindering your ability to do so. We will identify your relationship needs and further develop the skills to better communicate them to others.
(323) 918-5172 View (323) 918-5172

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Number of Therapists in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$185

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

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Stress
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
69% Life Transitions
65% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
65% Cigna and Evernorth
65% Anthem | Elevance

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

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Highland Park, 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.