Therapists in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

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Megan Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Megan is passionate about advocating for all minority populations and seeks to hold space for and journey with individuals to empowerment and healing. She believes that everyone is capable and deserving of healing and through great insight, removed stigma/shame, and unconditional positive regard one can implement newfound tools to show up more authentically in the world and heal through vulnerability. Previously she worked with a community clinic serving Los Angeles, where she gained experience working with a wide range of ages and populations from kids, teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families.
Megan is passionate about advocating for all minority populations and seeks to hold space for and journey with individuals to empowerment and healing. She believes that everyone is capable and deserving of healing and through great insight, removed stigma/shame, and unconditional positive regard one can implement newfound tools to show up more authentically in the world and heal through vulnerability. Previously she worked with a community clinic serving Los Angeles, where she gained experience working with a wide range of ages and populations from kids, teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families.
(213) 205-0752 View (213) 205-0752
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Mahsa Moradi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028
My name is Mahsa Moradi. I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist. I attended Antioch University Los Angeles and have been practicing mental health for 7 years. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues in children and adolescents. I'm most comfortable treating clients with depression, anxiety, and symptoms of PTSD caused by trauma. My communication style is collaborative. I like to have conversations with my clients. I'm a great listener however I also like to give feedback.
My name is Mahsa Moradi. I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist. I attended Antioch University Los Angeles and have been practicing mental health for 7 years. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues in children and adolescents. I'm most comfortable treating clients with depression, anxiety, and symptoms of PTSD caused by trauma. My communication style is collaborative. I like to have conversations with my clients. I'm a great listener however I also like to give feedback.
(323) 310-4503 View (323) 310-4503
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Carson C. Winn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028
I am licensed in California, Florida and Alabama with many years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, mood instability, overcoming addictions, and healing trauma. Our human condition is one that requires guidance and compassion. Helping my clients elevate out of depression, enduring grief and resolving loss are among the most common services I provide. I work with individuals, couples and families to create a safe space where thoughts and feelings can be explored without fear of judgment.
I am licensed in California, Florida and Alabama with many years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, mood instability, overcoming addictions, and healing trauma. Our human condition is one that requires guidance and compassion. Helping my clients elevate out of depression, enduring grief and resolving loss are among the most common services I provide. I work with individuals, couples and families to create a safe space where thoughts and feelings can be explored without fear of judgment.
(213) 320-5086 View (213) 320-5086
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Nicole Coffelt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
We're all worth it, man . We're all worth millions of planets and stars and galaxies and universes . River Phoenix ... If you are like any of the sensitive, deep-feeling creatives and empaths that find their way to my office, you sense that we are in the midst of a monumental shift on this planet . And you don't feel prepared for what comes next ... for the global changes on the way ... let alone, in your own personal life . You feel lost . Overwhelmed . Tired of survival-mode ... numbing and distracting yourself ... just trying to get through the day . You are ready for something bigger . More fulfilling . More expansive .
We're all worth it, man . We're all worth millions of planets and stars and galaxies and universes . River Phoenix ... If you are like any of the sensitive, deep-feeling creatives and empaths that find their way to my office, you sense that we are in the midst of a monumental shift on this planet . And you don't feel prepared for what comes next ... for the global changes on the way ... let alone, in your own personal life . You feel lost . Overwhelmed . Tired of survival-mode ... numbing and distracting yourself ... just trying to get through the day . You are ready for something bigger . More fulfilling . More expansive .
(323) 310-2438 View (323) 310-2438
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Jenae Stainer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
I provide individual therapy focused on understanding and building upon your inner strengths and resources and moving in the direction of the life you want to live. I enjoy working with adults navigating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, suicidality, grief and other life transitions using an eclectic, client-centered and holistic approach. I provide a nonjudgmental, collaborative and warm space to explore patterns in your life and the parts of you that may be protective as well as harmful. If you want to build more self-compassion and reduce harm while still honoring the noble intent of your current coping, let's work!
I provide individual therapy focused on understanding and building upon your inner strengths and resources and moving in the direction of the life you want to live. I enjoy working with adults navigating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, suicidality, grief and other life transitions using an eclectic, client-centered and holistic approach. I provide a nonjudgmental, collaborative and warm space to explore patterns in your life and the parts of you that may be protective as well as harmful. If you want to build more self-compassion and reduce harm while still honoring the noble intent of your current coping, let's work!
(818) 322-0925 View (818) 322-0925
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Arthur Sun
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90057  (Online Only)
As queer, trans, Asian American, and neurodivergent, my therapeutic stance combines my professional and personal experiences with what I learn from you so we may co-create the best approach. Allow me to walk with you on your path, and I will lend guidance and perspective without ever imposing my will over yours. Let’s work together to find the next steps to whatever you bring, the middle path between the burdens and the joys. This can be more somatic-leaning, philosophically-inclined, skills-based, or any combination thereof.
As queer, trans, Asian American, and neurodivergent, my therapeutic stance combines my professional and personal experiences with what I learn from you so we may co-create the best approach. Allow me to walk with you on your path, and I will lend guidance and perspective without ever imposing my will over yours. Let’s work together to find the next steps to whatever you bring, the middle path between the burdens and the joys. This can be more somatic-leaning, philosophically-inclined, skills-based, or any combination thereof.
(323) 379-0230 View (323) 379-0230
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Dana R. Anderson Psyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Dr. Dana Anderson is a renowned Forensic Psychologist, providing comprehensive psycho-legal evaluations within the court justice system. Guided by court orders and penal codes, she delivers precise assessments for specific legal queries. Her expert insights and recommendations assist in fair judicial decision-making. Whether privately retained or court-appointed, Dr. Anderson upholds professionalism and integrity in every case. Dr. Anderson specializes in clinical forensic psychological evaluations and provides annual contracts for law firms and government agencies.
Dr. Dana Anderson is a renowned Forensic Psychologist, providing comprehensive psycho-legal evaluations within the court justice system. Guided by court orders and penal codes, she delivers precise assessments for specific legal queries. Her expert insights and recommendations assist in fair judicial decision-making. Whether privately retained or court-appointed, Dr. Anderson upholds professionalism and integrity in every case. Dr. Anderson specializes in clinical forensic psychological evaluations and provides annual contracts for law firms and government agencies.
(530) 451-0679 View (530) 451-0679
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Ana Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
My research has focused on gender violence and human trafficking as it applies to labor migration. My work has allowed me to merge the world of social justice, business, and innovative technology. I have had the opportunity to work with trauma survivors in community mental health and the Federal Public Defender’s Office. I have worked with individuals who have struggled with: sexual assault, violence in the home, anxiety, panic disorders, PTSD, and depression. I am passionate about working with BIPOC, trauma, immigration/first-gen issues, feminist theory, IFS, anti-racism, psychedelic-assisted therapy, and psychology liberation.
My research has focused on gender violence and human trafficking as it applies to labor migration. My work has allowed me to merge the world of social justice, business, and innovative technology. I have had the opportunity to work with trauma survivors in community mental health and the Federal Public Defender’s Office. I have worked with individuals who have struggled with: sexual assault, violence in the home, anxiety, panic disorders, PTSD, and depression. I am passionate about working with BIPOC, trauma, immigration/first-gen issues, feminist theory, IFS, anti-racism, psychedelic-assisted therapy, and psychology liberation.
(323) 443-7093 View (323) 443-7093
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Jason Karasev
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Sometimes, our relationship to others, and ourselves, has lost its footing. We may even find ourselves feeling disconnected and overwhelmed by difficult emotions. Though we often push through life’s challenges alone, the truth is, we don’t have to. In our time together, I hope to collaborate with you in identifying the patterns, thoughts, and feelings that may be blocking you from a happy relationship to yourself and others, even if it feels beyond words at this time. I believe an environment of warmth, curiosity, and creativity can help us heal in ways we may have never thought possible.
Sometimes, our relationship to others, and ourselves, has lost its footing. We may even find ourselves feeling disconnected and overwhelmed by difficult emotions. Though we often push through life’s challenges alone, the truth is, we don’t have to. In our time together, I hope to collaborate with you in identifying the patterns, thoughts, and feelings that may be blocking you from a happy relationship to yourself and others, even if it feels beyond words at this time. I believe an environment of warmth, curiosity, and creativity can help us heal in ways we may have never thought possible.
(747) 204-3272 View (747) 204-3272
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Dr. Christopher Joaquim
Counselor, EdD, MEd, MS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90001
Counseling can be a vehicle for emotional growth, personal development, and the personalization of coping strategies. This might mean creating healthier thought and behavioral patterns. It might mean finding better ways of managing emotional states, school life, college life, work-life balance, entrepreneurial endeavors, or relationships. Counseling can help you live your best life. There is always a different path forward, but finding the path to positive growth and development isn't easy. Reaching out for support is courageous, and an important step toward becoming your best self.
Counseling can be a vehicle for emotional growth, personal development, and the personalization of coping strategies. This might mean creating healthier thought and behavioral patterns. It might mean finding better ways of managing emotional states, school life, college life, work-life balance, entrepreneurial endeavors, or relationships. Counseling can help you live your best life. There is always a different path forward, but finding the path to positive growth and development isn't easy. Reaching out for support is courageous, and an important step toward becoming your best self.
(561) 532-1187 View (561) 532-1187
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Melissa M. Plair
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
I believe that most people come to counseling after many attempts to solve their problem other ways, but have found that those efforts have not led to an outcome that fits, or has been able to last over time. Counseling provides an opportunity to explore aspects of one's self and relationships in ways that lead to increased awareness and greater fulfillment and meaning in relationships and various aspects of one's life.
I believe that most people come to counseling after many attempts to solve their problem other ways, but have found that those efforts have not led to an outcome that fits, or has been able to last over time. Counseling provides an opportunity to explore aspects of one's self and relationships in ways that lead to increased awareness and greater fulfillment and meaning in relationships and various aspects of one's life.
(213) 414-7025 View (213) 414-7025
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Vincent Lombardi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Waitlist for new clients
I truly enjoy working with clients who are seeking understanding of themselves and wanting to create some change in their lives. I also understand that true intimacy is created from the client-patient relationship, therefore it is tantamount to find the right therapist that you (the patient) feels safe/comfortable enough to say anything that is needed in order to illicit insight/change. I ask that all my clients outline specific therapeutic goals so that together we be clear as to our purpose and stay the course of treatment. I am client-focused and open to feedback since treatment is made for the client.
I truly enjoy working with clients who are seeking understanding of themselves and wanting to create some change in their lives. I also understand that true intimacy is created from the client-patient relationship, therefore it is tantamount to find the right therapist that you (the patient) feels safe/comfortable enough to say anything that is needed in order to illicit insight/change. I ask that all my clients outline specific therapeutic goals so that together we be clear as to our purpose and stay the course of treatment. I am client-focused and open to feedback since treatment is made for the client.
(323) 924-6521 View (323) 924-6521
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Sara Sherman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Many caregivers have trouble understanding and managing their child’s behavior. I will strengthen your relationship with your child by teaching you how they think, and empowering you to change how they behave. My specialties include ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, developmental disabilities, grief, OCD, oppositional defiance, and trauma.
Many caregivers have trouble understanding and managing their child’s behavior. I will strengthen your relationship with your child by teaching you how they think, and empowering you to change how they behave. My specialties include ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, developmental disabilities, grief, OCD, oppositional defiance, and trauma.
(323) 207-1752 View (323) 207-1752
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Tammi L Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Life can be inherently stressful. We often feel trapped by our own circumstances, voiceless in our relationships and powerless to significant change in our lives. We even convince ourselves that if we just wait a little while longer, the problem might go away. Well first let me start by saying that, therapy is best sought when we realize and acknowledge that we are struggling. So I want to acknowledge the first step that you’ve taken in the healing process, which is taking the time to visit my page today.
Life can be inherently stressful. We often feel trapped by our own circumstances, voiceless in our relationships and powerless to significant change in our lives. We even convince ourselves that if we just wait a little while longer, the problem might go away. Well first let me start by saying that, therapy is best sought when we realize and acknowledge that we are struggling. So I want to acknowledge the first step that you’ve taken in the healing process, which is taking the time to visit my page today.
(661) 221-7747 View (661) 221-7747
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Laura Solomon
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
The human experience can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when you are struggling with your identity, the painful residue of an unhealthy relationship, and/or a history of trauma. You may feel rumblings of intense emotions that get activated, despite your best efforts to hold it all together. It may be hard for you to trust yourself or others. You may feel like the people around you don’t understand what you’re going through, wouldn't accept you as you are, or wouldn't want to be burdened with your problems. You may feel stuck, or even broken. Therapy can provide the safe space needed to process and grow.
The human experience can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when you are struggling with your identity, the painful residue of an unhealthy relationship, and/or a history of trauma. You may feel rumblings of intense emotions that get activated, despite your best efforts to hold it all together. It may be hard for you to trust yourself or others. You may feel like the people around you don’t understand what you’re going through, wouldn't accept you as you are, or wouldn't want to be burdened with your problems. You may feel stuck, or even broken. Therapy can provide the safe space needed to process and grow.
(323) 375-0931 View (323) 375-0931
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Erica M Folinsky (Theyshe)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CCMHIMP
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We live in a hectic and chaotic world. Sometimes the tools we have just stop cutting it. Everything is suddenly a struggle. You may have been to a bunch of therapists and it didn't work. You may never have been to therapy and you just want to figure out how to feel better. You’re not alone, you’re not “crazy”. I can help. I'm a non binary, queer, AuDHD clinician who practices from a sex positive, trauma informed perspective and comes with an impressive list of trainings and certifications, but more importantly, I'm a regular human who's here to connect with you on a genuine and authentic level.
We live in a hectic and chaotic world. Sometimes the tools we have just stop cutting it. Everything is suddenly a struggle. You may have been to a bunch of therapists and it didn't work. You may never have been to therapy and you just want to figure out how to feel better. You’re not alone, you’re not “crazy”. I can help. I'm a non binary, queer, AuDHD clinician who practices from a sex positive, trauma informed perspective and comes with an impressive list of trainings and certifications, but more importantly, I'm a regular human who's here to connect with you on a genuine and authentic level.
(323) 210-3673 View (323) 210-3673
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Pamela Naumes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Caught in the “Shoulds?” Do you ever feel like your life is a carefully curated facade, designed to fit the expectations and beliefs of others? Do you have everything you're supposed to want, yet still feel like something's missing? Maybe you're haunted by anxiety, shame, depression, guilt, or fear, all because you're living a life that doesn't truly align with your values or desires. Do you know what your values, desires, and wants are in life? Do you feel like you deserve them? You don't have to settle for a life that’s built on other people’s expectations.
Caught in the “Shoulds?” Do you ever feel like your life is a carefully curated facade, designed to fit the expectations and beliefs of others? Do you have everything you're supposed to want, yet still feel like something's missing? Maybe you're haunted by anxiety, shame, depression, guilt, or fear, all because you're living a life that doesn't truly align with your values or desires. Do you know what your values, desires, and wants are in life? Do you feel like you deserve them? You don't have to settle for a life that’s built on other people’s expectations.
(818) 740-4629 View (818) 740-4629
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Greg Beckett
BCH, CI
1 Endorsed
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Change is constant. Whether with work, personal relationships, or society in general, everything is always changing, evolving - moving forward. Sometimes the tools or thoughts we use to cope with the ever-changing situations are out dated and leave us feeling frustrated, fearful, or even overwhelmed. In recognizing this, it is time to update our thoughts and coping skills so we can move forward and grow away from fears, low self esteem, or "stuck" feelings. Hypnosis is a safe, effective Holistic tool, with a positive approach to overcoming the fears/challenges holding you back from the success you desire and deserve.
Change is constant. Whether with work, personal relationships, or society in general, everything is always changing, evolving - moving forward. Sometimes the tools or thoughts we use to cope with the ever-changing situations are out dated and leave us feeling frustrated, fearful, or even overwhelmed. In recognizing this, it is time to update our thoughts and coping skills so we can move forward and grow away from fears, low self esteem, or "stuck" feelings. Hypnosis is a safe, effective Holistic tool, with a positive approach to overcoming the fears/challenges holding you back from the success you desire and deserve.
(310) 683-2857 View (310) 683-2857
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Bridget Quebodeaux
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90049
I work with clients to help them tap into their own inner wisdom, to recognize and build upon their strengths, to propel themselves beyond behaviors and feelings about themselves that limit growth and expression, to become their authentic and best selves.  Experience has taught me that deep connection to one's full range of emotion is key to lasting change---confusion becomes clarity, self-criticism is transformed by self-compassion, reactivity yields to soothing self-regulation, isolation is replaced with a sense of belonging and life can be lived to its fullest.
I work with clients to help them tap into their own inner wisdom, to recognize and build upon their strengths, to propel themselves beyond behaviors and feelings about themselves that limit growth and expression, to become their authentic and best selves.  Experience has taught me that deep connection to one's full range of emotion is key to lasting change---confusion becomes clarity, self-criticism is transformed by self-compassion, reactivity yields to soothing self-regulation, isolation is replaced with a sense of belonging and life can be lived to its fullest.
(310) 984-1314 View (310) 984-1314
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Emily Sharaf
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Everyone goes through challenging periods. Whether the stress is coming from work, relationships or other aspects of life, how you’ve been coping is no longer working and the problems may start to feel bigger than you. As a result, you may feel anxious, lost or distrust yourself. Reaching out means you are ready for change. Your time in therapy is all about you - self-discovery and re-alignment await. I am a Co-Founder at Recharge Online Therapy and an interactive therapist who listens, asks questions and provides frequent interpretation and feedback. I will get to know you (nuances and all) and help you to feel understood and safe.
Everyone goes through challenging periods. Whether the stress is coming from work, relationships or other aspects of life, how you’ve been coping is no longer working and the problems may start to feel bigger than you. As a result, you may feel anxious, lost or distrust yourself. Reaching out means you are ready for change. Your time in therapy is all about you - self-discovery and re-alignment await. I am a Co-Founder at Recharge Online Therapy and an interactive therapist who listens, asks questions and provides frequent interpretation and feedback. I will get to know you (nuances and all) and help you to feel understood and safe.
(323) 985-7129 x801 View (323) 985-7129 x801

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Number of Therapists in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$190

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

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
62% Life Transitions
60% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Optum

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

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
28% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hollywood, 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.