Therapists in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA

Photo of Michelle Lynch, Marriage & Family Therapist in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Perhaps you are encountering roadblocks of a happier and more satisfying life. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, and dissatisfaction as well as relationship difficulties, can leave us feeling frustrated and confused. I extend my help in a safe and supportive way. Together, we can explore your experiences to create meaning and movement towards fulfillment. Our earlier life events may have influenced us to establish unhelpful patterns in how we regard ourselves and relate to others.
Perhaps you are encountering roadblocks of a happier and more satisfying life. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, and dissatisfaction as well as relationship difficulties, can leave us feeling frustrated and confused. I extend my help in a safe and supportive way. Together, we can explore your experiences to create meaning and movement towards fulfillment. Our earlier life events may have influenced us to establish unhelpful patterns in how we regard ourselves and relate to others.
(747) 240-3616 View (747) 240-3616
Photo of Elizabeth Weinberger, PhD, MPH, Psychologist in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Weinberger, PhD, MPH
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is challenging enough without being hampered by painful or unpleasant thoughts, feelings or memories. I have been in private practice since 1990, helping people overcome the emotional obstacles that prevent them from living full and satisfying lives. These obstacles include: low self-esteem, difficulty relating to others, relationship problems, unresolved grief, immobilizing anxiety, unresolved issues from childhood, maladaptive ways of coping with stress etc.. I see adults only and do not do couple's therapy. When contacting me, please briefly state what you need help with, and, your insurance, if planning to use it.
Life is challenging enough without being hampered by painful or unpleasant thoughts, feelings or memories. I have been in private practice since 1990, helping people overcome the emotional obstacles that prevent them from living full and satisfying lives. These obstacles include: low self-esteem, difficulty relating to others, relationship problems, unresolved grief, immobilizing anxiety, unresolved issues from childhood, maladaptive ways of coping with stress etc.. I see adults only and do not do couple's therapy. When contacting me, please briefly state what you need help with, and, your insurance, if planning to use it.
(424) 289-6341 View (424) 289-6341
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Greta Hassel Grace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
GRETA is passionate about reaching couples needing to de-escalate conflict, deepen safety and transparency, and strengthen sexual compatibility and connection. She approaches presenting symptoms - anxiety, depression, or addictions - previously deemed problems, as messengers with keys for healing to reveal our buried treasure within. "Where you stumble, therein lies your treasure" is the north star that guides her work to reveal the LOVE that truly lives within. With singles, as a Certified Coach of Katherine Woodward Thomas' program, "Calling in the One", she offers a 6 week course in cultivating Your Attractor Factor.
GRETA is passionate about reaching couples needing to de-escalate conflict, deepen safety and transparency, and strengthen sexual compatibility and connection. She approaches presenting symptoms - anxiety, depression, or addictions - previously deemed problems, as messengers with keys for healing to reveal our buried treasure within. "Where you stumble, therein lies your treasure" is the north star that guides her work to reveal the LOVE that truly lives within. With singles, as a Certified Coach of Katherine Woodward Thomas' program, "Calling in the One", she offers a 6 week course in cultivating Your Attractor Factor.
(424) 570-2238 View (424) 570-2238
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Stephanie Book Koehler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
We’re finding ourselves living in a fragmented world, trying to hold it together when the nature of things is to fall apart. How can we feel whole within so much fragmentation? The big questions arise: Who am I now? What matters to me? How do I enliven myself within these restrictions? We are all grieving, mourning lost friends, illusions of safety, illusions of control and predictability, opportunities gone that will never return. Are you sadder? Sadder and wiser but more adrift? Are past traumas holding you back? Right now is the time to get more support as you grapple with your life's meaning and purpose.
We’re finding ourselves living in a fragmented world, trying to hold it together when the nature of things is to fall apart. How can we feel whole within so much fragmentation? The big questions arise: Who am I now? What matters to me? How do I enliven myself within these restrictions? We are all grieving, mourning lost friends, illusions of safety, illusions of control and predictability, opportunities gone that will never return. Are you sadder? Sadder and wiser but more adrift? Are past traumas holding you back? Right now is the time to get more support as you grapple with your life's meaning and purpose.
(310) 339-5812 View (310) 339-5812
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Kimberly Gibson
Counselor, LPCC, ATR
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Currently have daytime availability- Are you tired and stressed out from just how hard this past year has been? Do you find yourself getting hooked by negative thoughts? Or caught in an unhelpful pattern? Through a kind, creative and collaborative process, we can work together to challenge negative thoughts, make space for all feelings and identify behaviors or patterns that are keeping you stuck. We can work together to make positive changes. I enjoy working with middle schoolers, teens and adults and have over 20 years of clinical experience. I would be happy to help you or your loved one meet their goals.
Currently have daytime availability- Are you tired and stressed out from just how hard this past year has been? Do you find yourself getting hooked by negative thoughts? Or caught in an unhelpful pattern? Through a kind, creative and collaborative process, we can work together to challenge negative thoughts, make space for all feelings and identify behaviors or patterns that are keeping you stuck. We can work together to make positive changes. I enjoy working with middle schoolers, teens and adults and have over 20 years of clinical experience. I would be happy to help you or your loved one meet their goals.
(424) 296-4927 View (424) 296-4927
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Rhoda Pregerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Are you ready for change? Are you fed up with: struggling to get out of bed in the morning, fighting anxiety and worry, being disappointed in relationships, feeling a inner emptiness, struggling with body image, sexuality, health issues. Have you been in therapy that hasn't produced change? My help can make a difference.
Are you ready for change? Are you fed up with: struggling to get out of bed in the morning, fighting anxiety and worry, being disappointed in relationships, feeling a inner emptiness, struggling with body image, sexuality, health issues. Have you been in therapy that hasn't produced change? My help can make a difference.
(310) 895-9566 View (310) 895-9566
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Madison Maynes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Using humor, authenticity, and unwavering compassion, I approach healing and recovery from a place of empowered vulnerability. I acknowledge the multitude of complexities that come with the human condition and the various systemic barriers, developmental traumas, and life stressors that can impact an individual and perpetuate suffering. Rooted in advocacy and social justice, I collaborate with clients and creatively explore ways for us to fully embody their strengths and apply them harmoniously to heal emotional wounds that have kept them from fully participating in their lives.
Using humor, authenticity, and unwavering compassion, I approach healing and recovery from a place of empowered vulnerability. I acknowledge the multitude of complexities that come with the human condition and the various systemic barriers, developmental traumas, and life stressors that can impact an individual and perpetuate suffering. Rooted in advocacy and social justice, I collaborate with clients and creatively explore ways for us to fully embody their strengths and apply them harmoniously to heal emotional wounds that have kept them from fully participating in their lives.
(424) 338-4431 View (424) 338-4431
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Miriam Rothman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
Life has a way of ‘happening’ when we least expect it, leaving us scrambling to regain our footing and direction. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a consistent person in your life to help you through the moments that seem to derail us? Those moments can be happy such as a birth of a child or starting a new job, or they can be moments of pain such as the loss of a loved one, or divorcing a spouse. Regardless of the emotion with these moments, it can be a lot to process.
Life has a way of ‘happening’ when we least expect it, leaving us scrambling to regain our footing and direction. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a consistent person in your life to help you through the moments that seem to derail us? Those moments can be happy such as a birth of a child or starting a new job, or they can be moments of pain such as the loss of a loved one, or divorcing a spouse. Regardless of the emotion with these moments, it can be a lot to process.
(424) 610-9266 View (424) 610-9266
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Dr. Suzanne Pelka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
In need of sex therapy? Lack of desire? A sex-starved marriage? Sex/porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
In need of sex therapy? Lack of desire? A sex-starved marriage? Sex/porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
(310) 601-6882 View (310) 601-6882
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Penelope Starr-Karlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
If you are seeking help for a catastrophe, cumulative smaller traumas or self-in-relationship difficulties, I would like to introduce myself. I offer a safe, kind, emotionally supportive and effective relational home to understand and illuminate what has happened, and work to dissolve anything interfering with your happiness. In these anxiety provoking times upheavals at international, national, and personal levels of our lives haunt us creating extra difficulty with self-esteem, relationships, decisions, or influence. You will find me experienced, warm, empathic, and responsive and I am highly trained. To learn more please take a look at my website DreamsAndThemesTherapy.com, or email me.
If you are seeking help for a catastrophe, cumulative smaller traumas or self-in-relationship difficulties, I would like to introduce myself. I offer a safe, kind, emotionally supportive and effective relational home to understand and illuminate what has happened, and work to dissolve anything interfering with your happiness. In these anxiety provoking times upheavals at international, national, and personal levels of our lives haunt us creating extra difficulty with self-esteem, relationships, decisions, or influence. You will find me experienced, warm, empathic, and responsive and I am highly trained. To learn more please take a look at my website DreamsAndThemesTherapy.com, or email me.
(310) 391-8718 View (310) 391-8718
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Laura Bloomberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
Sometimes, life can be a bit daunting. Between big life decisions, tragedies, and even days when nothing seems to go right, it's easy to get down, anxious, and feel overwhelmed. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, life's transitions, or need a space of their own to share openly free from bias or judgement.
Sometimes, life can be a bit daunting. Between big life decisions, tragedies, and even days when nothing seems to go right, it's easy to get down, anxious, and feel overwhelmed. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, life's transitions, or need a space of their own to share openly free from bias or judgement.
(424) 955-4709 View (424) 955-4709
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Allison M Stepka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Perhaps you're down or anxious, maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you are meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by changing your relationship with your thoughts, feelings, and yourself by utilizing an Acceptance and Commitment Therapeutic Approach. Together, you can take the next step to a better future!
Perhaps you're down or anxious, maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you are meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by changing your relationship with your thoughts, feelings, and yourself by utilizing an Acceptance and Commitment Therapeutic Approach. Together, you can take the next step to a better future!
(424) 484-6902 View (424) 484-6902
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Sari Zuccarino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sari! I'm originally from New Jersey and moved to California in 2009. My past life experiences have driven me to become a therapist. I enjoy working together with my clients and listening to what they want to achieve. I support my clients by providing them with the skills they need to manage their daily struggles and ultimately reach their goals. My approach to therapy is person-centered as it allows clients to gain their own understanding of their experiences to help them with their personal growth.
Hi, I'm Sari! I'm originally from New Jersey and moved to California in 2009. My past life experiences have driven me to become a therapist. I enjoy working together with my clients and listening to what they want to achieve. I support my clients by providing them with the skills they need to manage their daily struggles and ultimately reach their goals. My approach to therapy is person-centered as it allows clients to gain their own understanding of their experiences to help them with their personal growth.
(424) 414-7734 View (424) 414-7734
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Thomas Y. Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking a moment to read about me and my work. My approach uses insight and depth psychotherapy combined with Mindfulness within a framework of awareness of the body. When our living process becomes stuck, therapy can move it forward. If you feel stuck in repetitive behaviors, painful feelings, and recurring anxious thoughts, I want to help you to identify how you are bogged down, so you can feel better. I can help to re-focus a sense of purpose...a way to step into your life more completely. This may include taking action if feeling adrift, or bringing clarity to a relationship.
Thank you for taking a moment to read about me and my work. My approach uses insight and depth psychotherapy combined with Mindfulness within a framework of awareness of the body. When our living process becomes stuck, therapy can move it forward. If you feel stuck in repetitive behaviors, painful feelings, and recurring anxious thoughts, I want to help you to identify how you are bogged down, so you can feel better. I can help to re-focus a sense of purpose...a way to step into your life more completely. This may include taking action if feeling adrift, or bringing clarity to a relationship.
(424) 304-0069 View (424) 304-0069
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Marianne Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
You don't have to face dementia alone! I've helped thousands of patients and families navigate dementia, and I look forward to being your guide! You'll need support to navigate the dementia journey; practical support to create a care plan and emotional support to stay in balance along the way. I work with dementia patients and their caregivers as a one stop source for all things dementia.
You don't have to face dementia alone! I've helped thousands of patients and families navigate dementia, and I look forward to being your guide! You'll need support to navigate the dementia journey; practical support to create a care plan and emotional support to stay in balance along the way. I work with dementia patients and their caregivers as a one stop source for all things dementia.
(424) 622-9350 View (424) 622-9350
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Naomi Duffy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Imagine a world where you like who you truly are at the core. A world where you no longer worry about the judgement of others. This is that door. I invite you to walk though it together. When you're tired of being tired and have tried other options that seem to come back to the same end, this is the beginning of something different. This is the chance to move through your fear of abandonment and rejection, and the chance to begin to lead your authentic life. My intention is to walk with you on the journey of knowing yourself. I strongly believe in open curiosity paired with synergy which is a bedrock to a trust-based relationship.
Imagine a world where you like who you truly are at the core. A world where you no longer worry about the judgement of others. This is that door. I invite you to walk though it together. When you're tired of being tired and have tried other options that seem to come back to the same end, this is the beginning of something different. This is the chance to move through your fear of abandonment and rejection, and the chance to begin to lead your authentic life. My intention is to walk with you on the journey of knowing yourself. I strongly believe in open curiosity paired with synergy which is a bedrock to a trust-based relationship.
(818) 533-6778 View (818) 533-6778
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Heather Kagan Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I hope that that we have a chance to connect. I love helping people realize their strengths and reflect on their feelings and experiences in a non judgmental environment. I am happy to chat to see if I am a good fit for what you currently need.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I hope that that we have a chance to connect. I love helping people realize their strengths and reflect on their feelings and experiences in a non judgmental environment. I am happy to chat to see if I am a good fit for what you currently need.
(310) 362-5871 View (310) 362-5871
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Michelle Chong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90004
These are difficult times navigating the on-going effects of the pandemic, US politics, climate change, and other global issues - all on top of your daily struggles. Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or fatigued? Are your relationships under stress? Are you dealing with job insecurity or a career change? If you're in need of support and looking to make some sense of these trying times, then please reach out. Together we can identify the problems you are experiencing, and find ways to make sustainable, meaningful changes and find personal growth.
These are difficult times navigating the on-going effects of the pandemic, US politics, climate change, and other global issues - all on top of your daily struggles. Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or fatigued? Are your relationships under stress? Are you dealing with job insecurity or a career change? If you're in need of support and looking to make some sense of these trying times, then please reach out. Together we can identify the problems you are experiencing, and find ways to make sustainable, meaningful changes and find personal growth.
(213) 335-2580 View (213) 335-2580
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Charlene Mcpherson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, CADCIII, ICADC, SAP, YT200
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066
As an addiction counselor since 1991 I have had the opportunity to work with many clients helping them with, support to move forward in recovery, life changes, healing, healthy relationships, someone to listen, or getting their life balanced. We will work together taking steps that will guide you on your path of change and recovery. I believe everyone at some point in their life may need to seek out a counselor. Life is always changing. Situations come up in our life such as addiction, relapse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and self-esteem issues.
As an addiction counselor since 1991 I have had the opportunity to work with many clients helping them with, support to move forward in recovery, life changes, healing, healthy relationships, someone to listen, or getting their life balanced. We will work together taking steps that will guide you on your path of change and recovery. I believe everyone at some point in their life may need to seek out a counselor. Life is always changing. Situations come up in our life such as addiction, relapse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and self-esteem issues.
(424) 322-1082 View (424) 322-1082
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Dr. Aprill Baker-Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, personal/professional identity issues or anything that creates a barrier to living the life you desire, I can help. I work with women and men who are looking to engage in a safe and honest therapeutic relationship, in which you can explore those parts of yourself that are too vulnerable to share with the rest of the world. I believe the answers we all seek about life, love and purpose are buried within ourselves, waiting for us to find the courage to unveil and live them.
If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, personal/professional identity issues or anything that creates a barrier to living the life you desire, I can help. I work with women and men who are looking to engage in a safe and honest therapeutic relationship, in which you can explore those parts of yourself that are too vulnerable to share with the rest of the world. I believe the answers we all seek about life, love and purpose are buried within ourselves, waiting for us to find the courage to unveil and live them.
(424) 383-6851 View (424) 383-6851

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Number of Therapists in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Cigna and Evernorth
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
51% Aetna

How Therapists in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mar Vista, 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.