Therapists in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA

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Esther Kang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Esther Kang is not currently accepting new clients.
Esther Kang is not currently accepting new clients.
(323) 214-3313 View (323) 214-3313
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Sara Sherman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, 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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Dr. Cadyn Cathers
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
Whether you're questioning your sexual or gender identity or have been out for years, a therapist that understands you is key. We learn about ourselves through relationships and sometimes what we learned in the past isn’t helpful for us in the present. Trauma, abuse, neglect and microaggressions can teach us that we don’t deserve to have the career, relationships, sexual intimacy, or life that we want. This happens all too often with queer & trans people, especially BIPOC. Without conscious awareness, these lessons may cause us to sabotage ourselves or our relationships, but it’s never too late to start living your best life!
Whether you're questioning your sexual or gender identity or have been out for years, a therapist that understands you is key. We learn about ourselves through relationships and sometimes what we learned in the past isn’t helpful for us in the present. Trauma, abuse, neglect and microaggressions can teach us that we don’t deserve to have the career, relationships, sexual intimacy, or life that we want. This happens all too often with queer & trans people, especially BIPOC. Without conscious awareness, these lessons may cause us to sabotage ourselves or our relationships, but it’s never too late to start living your best life!
(818) 946-0863 View (818) 946-0863
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Alyson Pancer
MSW, BSW, CYT, CHyp, Coach
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Inhale, exhale, repeat! Sounds easy, but it takes careful guidance and support to maintain. I'm here to help you build a SELF-CARE TOOLBOX to help you protect balance in your life. Life is a delicate balancing act – sometimes we need a little guidance and support to maintain it! I completely recognize that each person is unique and I ensure that every individual is empowered and feels comfortable and safe. As our coaching sessions progress, working with your goals is my primary focus. I find great meaning and purpose in working with populations of all ages, including children, adolescents, families, adults, couples and groups.
Inhale, exhale, repeat! Sounds easy, but it takes careful guidance and support to maintain. I'm here to help you build a SELF-CARE TOOLBOX to help you protect balance in your life. Life is a delicate balancing act – sometimes we need a little guidance and support to maintain it! I completely recognize that each person is unique and I ensure that every individual is empowered and feels comfortable and safe. As our coaching sessions progress, working with your goals is my primary focus. I find great meaning and purpose in working with populations of all ages, including children, adolescents, families, adults, couples and groups.
(818) 485-4229 View (818) 485-4229
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JK van der Gaag. MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90068
I have been actively helping people navigate the ups and downs of life for over 25 years. Together, we will address real time concerns and hopes while introducing new coping tools, integrating past strengths and overcoming past hurdles. In this work we can learn from our interpersonal relationships, creative careers, family history, sexuality, past traumas, financial life, unwanted behaviors/addictions and see how our emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical health intersect. Throughout I create a safe, supportive environment used to discover, nurture and empower new insights, options, and solutions.
I have been actively helping people navigate the ups and downs of life for over 25 years. Together, we will address real time concerns and hopes while introducing new coping tools, integrating past strengths and overcoming past hurdles. In this work we can learn from our interpersonal relationships, creative careers, family history, sexuality, past traumas, financial life, unwanted behaviors/addictions and see how our emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical health intersect. Throughout I create a safe, supportive environment used to discover, nurture and empower new insights, options, and solutions.
(323) 487-1784 View (323) 487-1784
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Emma Bridges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Our therapy sessions will create a safe space for you to navigate stressors, conquer social anxiety, heal from trauma, create new healthy habits, pursue your life goals, explore creating deeper and healthier relationships, improve communication, and more. I specialize in working with people who feel like they worry "too much," feel stressed or lost in life, want to improve communication skills, are going through big changes, are their biggest critic, are "people-pleasers" and would like to feel more empowered. Together we will reach your goals!
Our therapy sessions will create a safe space for you to navigate stressors, conquer social anxiety, heal from trauma, create new healthy habits, pursue your life goals, explore creating deeper and healthier relationships, improve communication, and more. I specialize in working with people who feel like they worry "too much," feel stressed or lost in life, want to improve communication skills, are going through big changes, are their biggest critic, are "people-pleasers" and would like to feel more empowered. Together we will reach your goals!
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Dr. Nadya Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Book your free initial consultation on my website! Having both degrees in medicine and psychology helped me to create a holistic approach which incorporates science, soul, and body. During our work together I will gently guide you towards the goals you want to achieve as well as explore and release all the difficulties you have on the way. My mission is to show my clients that everything they want is possible and there is always a way to feel happy and satisfied with your life. It is true that sometimes we go through a lot of challenges that can make us feel hopeless or desperate, and we think it is impossible to get better.
Book your free initial consultation on my website! Having both degrees in medicine and psychology helped me to create a holistic approach which incorporates science, soul, and body. During our work together I will gently guide you towards the goals you want to achieve as well as explore and release all the difficulties you have on the way. My mission is to show my clients that everything they want is possible and there is always a way to feel happy and satisfied with your life. It is true that sometimes we go through a lot of challenges that can make us feel hopeless or desperate, and we think it is impossible to get better.
(310) 987-4472 View (310) 987-4472
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Jennice Vilhauer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Are you a busy professional struggling with burnout or other life challenges such as job stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Is the demand of your busy schedule taking a hard-hitting toll on your performance, emotional wellbeing, and personal relationships? For most professionals, the path to success is riddled with chronic stress. This can create emotional burnout, zap energy, kill motivation, impair sleep and cognitive performance, increase isolation, skyrocket anxiety, raise self-doubt, wreck physical health, and make self-care habits seem impossible. But most professionals will never admit this-because they can't.
Are you a busy professional struggling with burnout or other life challenges such as job stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Is the demand of your busy schedule taking a hard-hitting toll on your performance, emotional wellbeing, and personal relationships? For most professionals, the path to success is riddled with chronic stress. This can create emotional burnout, zap energy, kill motivation, impair sleep and cognitive performance, increase isolation, skyrocket anxiety, raise self-doubt, wreck physical health, and make self-care habits seem impossible. But most professionals will never admit this-because they can't.
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Kristoffer Park
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
Individuals raised by immigrant parents have all experienced cultural and generational gaps growing up. These conflicts can range from daily misunderstandings to complex intergenerational trauma. As a Korean-American, I specialize in supporting young adults and families understand how these conflicts impact their lives and provide a safe space of healing to overcome these difficulties. People who experience these conflicts can sometimes develop issues separating themselves from their inner critic, indecisiveness, feeling stuck in a vicious cycle, a lack of purpose and identity, and a sense of emptiness about the future.
Individuals raised by immigrant parents have all experienced cultural and generational gaps growing up. These conflicts can range from daily misunderstandings to complex intergenerational trauma. As a Korean-American, I specialize in supporting young adults and families understand how these conflicts impact their lives and provide a safe space of healing to overcome these difficulties. People who experience these conflicts can sometimes develop issues separating themselves from their inner critic, indecisiveness, feeling stuck in a vicious cycle, a lack of purpose and identity, and a sense of emptiness about the future.
(323) 990-4560 View (323) 990-4560
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Sabrina Fanning-Gertz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm Sabrina, and I believe in the transformative power of counseling. I have experience working with individuals of all ages with complex issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic violence, and more. My therapeutic approach is rooted in trauma-informed care. I draw upon the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy to empower individuals to cultivate hope, autonomy, accountability, and resilience. I am trained in EMDR therapy, a powerful approach that can elicit real change for trauma survivors.
Hello there! I'm Sabrina, and I believe in the transformative power of counseling. I have experience working with individuals of all ages with complex issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic violence, and more. My therapeutic approach is rooted in trauma-informed care. I draw upon the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy to empower individuals to cultivate hope, autonomy, accountability, and resilience. I am trained in EMDR therapy, a powerful approach that can elicit real change for trauma survivors.
(747) 318-3054 View (747) 318-3054
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Philip “Tad” King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and addiction. In recent years I have developed a focus on work with couples, utilizing the science of human bonding and love. I have a strength in helping couples decode negative patterns or cycles that keep them feeling disconnected and alone. I will help you build a strong and lasting bond with your partner or spouse that provides a deeper sense of safety and connection.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and addiction. In recent years I have developed a focus on work with couples, utilizing the science of human bonding and love. I have a strength in helping couples decode negative patterns or cycles that keep them feeling disconnected and alone. I will help you build a strong and lasting bond with your partner or spouse that provides a deeper sense of safety and connection.
(760) 280-6023 View (760) 280-6023
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Michael D Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The therapeutic relationship is unique. It must offer the client a place to speak freely and safely about any and all problems, issues, and concerns that s/he is experiencing. I foster an atmosphere in which my clients are able to confide, question, explore and reflect, so as to better understand themselves and their lives, and make choices toward living fuller, more balanced, more satisfying lives. I listen closely and carefully. I work interactively, asking questions and making observations. I am honored to see a diverse clientele of adults, couples, and adolescents and their families.
The therapeutic relationship is unique. It must offer the client a place to speak freely and safely about any and all problems, issues, and concerns that s/he is experiencing. I foster an atmosphere in which my clients are able to confide, question, explore and reflect, so as to better understand themselves and their lives, and make choices toward living fuller, more balanced, more satisfying lives. I listen closely and carefully. I work interactively, asking questions and making observations. I am honored to see a diverse clientele of adults, couples, and adolescents and their families.
(310) 774-0460 View (310) 774-0460
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Stephanie Pearl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90046
My practice currently specializes in the use of Ketamine Assisted Therapy in the treatment of young adults and adults in the areas of life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationships, women's issues, pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum support, eating disorders and the immediate and lasting effects of trauma. I take an integrative approach to treatment - assessing the needs of each client and going from there.
My practice currently specializes in the use of Ketamine Assisted Therapy in the treatment of young adults and adults in the areas of life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationships, women's issues, pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum support, eating disorders and the immediate and lasting effects of trauma. I take an integrative approach to treatment - assessing the needs of each client and going from there.
(978) 203-4528 View (978) 203-4528
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Monique Nicole Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I pride myself on being aware of people's unique qualities and characteristics. I am empathetic, structured, honest, and will challenge you so that your progress is observable and empowering. Life gets complicated sometimes, and it feels like there are issues you cannot resolve on your own. That's where I come in. As your therapist I want your experience to be insightful, healing and supportive, so that you can grow and resolve these issues independently. I have experience working with all age groups, however, my primary focus is therapy with adults.
As a therapist, I pride myself on being aware of people's unique qualities and characteristics. I am empathetic, structured, honest, and will challenge you so that your progress is observable and empowering. Life gets complicated sometimes, and it feels like there are issues you cannot resolve on your own. That's where I come in. As your therapist I want your experience to be insightful, healing and supportive, so that you can grow and resolve these issues independently. I have experience working with all age groups, however, my primary focus is therapy with adults.
(323) 403-0236 View (323) 403-0236
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Matt Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Have you been affected by trauma in your life? Trauma may be manifesting as depression or anxiety, or as challenges in relating with others. Through mindful, compassionate, attuned attention to your emotions and needs, you can recover that spark that remains hidden within you. Here at Matt Porter MFT, we offer evidence-based treatments combined with empathy and a genuine focus on your needs. Therapy is an individualized experience, and we tailor our interventions to meet your goals. We work with individuals, couples, adolescents/youth, families, groups, elders, and LGBTQ clients.
Have you been affected by trauma in your life? Trauma may be manifesting as depression or anxiety, or as challenges in relating with others. Through mindful, compassionate, attuned attention to your emotions and needs, you can recover that spark that remains hidden within you. Here at Matt Porter MFT, we offer evidence-based treatments combined with empathy and a genuine focus on your needs. Therapy is an individualized experience, and we tailor our interventions to meet your goals. We work with individuals, couples, adolescents/youth, families, groups, elders, and LGBTQ clients.
(323) 745-2866 View (323) 745-2866
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Evans Wittenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90027
I'm deeply committed to supporting individuals as they navigate life's challenges and strive for fulfillment. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy and effectiveness, aimed at breaking down the barriers that hinder personal growth and helping clients cultivate meaningful connections.
I'm deeply committed to supporting individuals as they navigate life's challenges and strive for fulfillment. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy and effectiveness, aimed at breaking down the barriers that hinder personal growth and helping clients cultivate meaningful connections.
(323) 746-0951 View (323) 746-0951
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Anthony Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
As an openly gay bi-cultural man, I’ve spent the better part of my adult life unlearning the harmful messages our world tells us about what is means to be different - that we’re somehow broken or unworthy. I am here to tell you they are wrong. You are fabulous, vibrant and deserving of all the gifts this world has to offer. I became a therapist to share what I’ve learned and to bring healing not just to queer folks, but to anyone who knows what it feels like to be left out. When we work together, you can expect a safe, affirming, and sometimes silly space where we collaborate to find real solutions you can implement right away.
As an openly gay bi-cultural man, I’ve spent the better part of my adult life unlearning the harmful messages our world tells us about what is means to be different - that we’re somehow broken or unworthy. I am here to tell you they are wrong. You are fabulous, vibrant and deserving of all the gifts this world has to offer. I became a therapist to share what I’ve learned and to bring healing not just to queer folks, but to anyone who knows what it feels like to be left out. When we work together, you can expect a safe, affirming, and sometimes silly space where we collaborate to find real solutions you can implement right away.
(818) 392-5301 View (818) 392-5301
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Michelle Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90028
My name is Michelle Lee and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (145797). I have been working with children, teens, adults, and families since 2015 and I am passionate about mental health. I support individuals to understand that they are not their symptoms and focus on empowering them to meet the unmet needs behind these symptoms and realize strengths, on their journey to creating more life satisfaction. My therapeutic approach is centered around the belief that each individual is unique and therefore has a unique set of underlying needs and values that deserve to be nurtured.
My name is Michelle Lee and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (145797). I have been working with children, teens, adults, and families since 2015 and I am passionate about mental health. I support individuals to understand that they are not their symptoms and focus on empowering them to meet the unmet needs behind these symptoms and realize strengths, on their journey to creating more life satisfaction. My therapeutic approach is centered around the belief that each individual is unique and therefore has a unique set of underlying needs and values that deserve to be nurtured.
(323) 310-9710 View (323) 310-9710
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Tara Steinke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90069  (Online Only)
I love to help clients navigate uncertainty and instability. I specialize in sex therapy & anxiety. I work from a holistic and attachment -based approach on issues such as life transitions, grief & loss, sexual trauma, relationship and intimacy concerns (desire discrepancy) and sexual dysfunction. Due to my background working as a sexual assault advocate, my area of expertise is with clients who have experienced difficult or dysfunctional past sexual experiences and are looking to work toward integrating and reclaiming their sexual identities and pleasure in order to move toward healing and overall well- being.
I love to help clients navigate uncertainty and instability. I specialize in sex therapy & anxiety. I work from a holistic and attachment -based approach on issues such as life transitions, grief & loss, sexual trauma, relationship and intimacy concerns (desire discrepancy) and sexual dysfunction. Due to my background working as a sexual assault advocate, my area of expertise is with clients who have experienced difficult or dysfunctional past sexual experiences and are looking to work toward integrating and reclaiming their sexual identities and pleasure in order to move toward healing and overall well- being.
(424) 398-8089 View (424) 398-8089
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Joshua Polk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Welcome to a space where the intersections of race, sexuality, class and other identities are understood, respected, and celebrated. Striving to be the most authentic version of yourself isn't always the easiest. Maintaining your peace, living unapologetically, setting boundaries, processing your emotions, owning your truths and overcoming one obstacle after another can all sound like easy tasks, but we’ve all struggled with them. I’m here to invite you onto a transformative journey of discovering and recognizing your capability to create the life you know that you deserve. The time for radical change and healing is always now.
Welcome to a space where the intersections of race, sexuality, class and other identities are understood, respected, and celebrated. Striving to be the most authentic version of yourself isn't always the easiest. Maintaining your peace, living unapologetically, setting boundaries, processing your emotions, owning your truths and overcoming one obstacle after another can all sound like easy tasks, but we’ve all struggled with them. I’m here to invite you onto a transformative journey of discovering and recognizing your capability to create the life you know that you deserve. The time for radical change and healing is always now.
(213) 205-0964 View (213) 205-0964

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Number of Therapists in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$200

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

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
64% Life Transitions
63% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Optum

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

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
29% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hollywood Hills, 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.