Therapists in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA

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Lyndsey Doolen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I'm a therapist because therapy saved my life. Through that lived experience, and with education and training, I help clients improve their relationship with themselves and others, navigating issues related to trauma, gender, sexuality, ENM, dating, boundaries, and self-worth. My clients are thoughtful people who have done the best they can on their own and are looking for additional support. They seek to expand their perspective, to feel differently in the world, and want lasting change. Together we'll create that change, and I firmly believe in your inherent worth, power, and self-determination to facilitate the shift you seek.
I'm a therapist because therapy saved my life. Through that lived experience, and with education and training, I help clients improve their relationship with themselves and others, navigating issues related to trauma, gender, sexuality, ENM, dating, boundaries, and self-worth. My clients are thoughtful people who have done the best they can on their own and are looking for additional support. They seek to expand their perspective, to feel differently in the world, and want lasting change. Together we'll create that change, and I firmly believe in your inherent worth, power, and self-determination to facilitate the shift you seek.
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Photo of Jane Reardon, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jane Reardon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90036
If you're having difficulty navigating some of your relationships and feel stuck in certain aspects of your life, let's explore what's holding you back . Through a spontaneous and highly interactive therapeutic relationship, you'll discover correlations between your personal history, any traumatic events and your present reality. Combining EMDR, positive psychology and specific strategies to re-direct your neural pathways, I'd like to help you separate what was from what is, and where you'd like to be, so you can stop repeating destructive patterns and become available to live the life you love.
If you're having difficulty navigating some of your relationships and feel stuck in certain aspects of your life, let's explore what's holding you back . Through a spontaneous and highly interactive therapeutic relationship, you'll discover correlations between your personal history, any traumatic events and your present reality. Combining EMDR, positive psychology and specific strategies to re-direct your neural pathways, I'd like to help you separate what was from what is, and where you'd like to be, so you can stop repeating destructive patterns and become available to live the life you love.
(323) 314-1509 View (323) 314-1509
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Kasey Mandelbaum -Chronic Illness And Neurodivergent Specialist
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90005  (Online Only)
As a neurodivergent, queer, and disabled therapist, I know what it is like to not see yourself in your therapist. I'm a therapist with ADHD- I'm going to understand the grief you feel when talking about your past and how different it would have been if the world was built with neurodiverse people in mind. I'm a therapist with chronic illness- I'll understand how flares, injustice, and medical trauma effects your brain and your inner world. This world was not made for us in mind, but my counseling space was. Welcome!
As a neurodivergent, queer, and disabled therapist, I know what it is like to not see yourself in your therapist. I'm a therapist with ADHD- I'm going to understand the grief you feel when talking about your past and how different it would have been if the world was built with neurodiverse people in mind. I'm a therapist with chronic illness- I'll understand how flares, injustice, and medical trauma effects your brain and your inner world. This world was not made for us in mind, but my counseling space was. Welcome!
(213) 642-2948 View (213) 642-2948
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Gabriel Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004
I work with the "black sheep" Those who don't follow the typical frameworks and cannot help but carve their own paths. However that pain shows up, I am adept at helping you dig deeper into the reasons as to why you find yourself time and again in the same suffering. My system of therapy is geared towards helping you escape stagnancy and into living a more satisfying, awakened life, full of new possibilities.
I work with the "black sheep" Those who don't follow the typical frameworks and cannot help but carve their own paths. However that pain shows up, I am adept at helping you dig deeper into the reasons as to why you find yourself time and again in the same suffering. My system of therapy is geared towards helping you escape stagnancy and into living a more satisfying, awakened life, full of new possibilities.
(323) 745-2813 View (323) 745-2813
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Anjna Champaneri - Expansive Therapy
Mental Health Counselor, ACSW
Verified Verified
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004  (Online Only)
My aim is to create a caring therapeutic relationship with you that is founded in empathy, trust, and respect. Together we will create a safe and open environment for brave and insightful explorations. I offer collaborative, client-centered therapy that supports the development of personal insights and practical coping skills through curiosity, mindfulness, and compassion.
My aim is to create a caring therapeutic relationship with you that is founded in empathy, trust, and respect. Together we will create a safe and open environment for brave and insightful explorations. I offer collaborative, client-centered therapy that supports the development of personal insights and practical coping skills through curiosity, mindfulness, and compassion.
(347) 757-4687 View (347) 757-4687
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Seong Yeop (Sam) Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
As an Asian-American DACAmented bilingual/bicultural therapist, my heart lies in supporting members of the AAPI community and other ethnic minorities who have experienced marginalization due to their intersection of identities (ie. spirituality, sexuality/LGBTQ, legal status, cultural backgroud). I work with individuals who have experienced religious and relational trauma, attachment wounds, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem, dysfunctional relationships, and repressed sexuality, as a result of internalized cultural and societal messages they were exposed to that have further perpetuated an oppressive narrative around who they are.
As an Asian-American DACAmented bilingual/bicultural therapist, my heart lies in supporting members of the AAPI community and other ethnic minorities who have experienced marginalization due to their intersection of identities (ie. spirituality, sexuality/LGBTQ, legal status, cultural backgroud). I work with individuals who have experienced religious and relational trauma, attachment wounds, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem, dysfunctional relationships, and repressed sexuality, as a result of internalized cultural and societal messages they were exposed to that have further perpetuated an oppressive narrative around who they are.
(323) 645-1473 View (323) 645-1473
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Jade Sealey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Sometimes our problems threaten to gain the upper hand, and we find it difficult to step into the life we want to live. I work with adults, couples, youth, and families in a deeply supportive and engaged environment to assist in a thorough exploration of the challenges they might be contending with. My work promotes the understanding that the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem. I believe that everyone is inherently resourceful, and am committed to working with people to help them alleviate the oppressive effects of problems, whether they are new challenges or ongoing issues.
Sometimes our problems threaten to gain the upper hand, and we find it difficult to step into the life we want to live. I work with adults, couples, youth, and families in a deeply supportive and engaged environment to assist in a thorough exploration of the challenges they might be contending with. My work promotes the understanding that the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem. I believe that everyone is inherently resourceful, and am committed to working with people to help them alleviate the oppressive effects of problems, whether they are new challenges or ongoing issues.
(213) 431-0834 View (213) 431-0834
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Katrina Dela Cruz - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004  (Online Only)
My practice is informed by the interconnectedness of all things, especially the relationship between mind, body, and spirit (or soul), and the interrelationships between beings. I am influenced by Western psychological theories, as well as holistic, ancestral, and indigenous wellness rituals from around the world.
My practice is informed by the interconnectedness of all things, especially the relationship between mind, body, and spirit (or soul), and the interrelationships between beings. I am influenced by Western psychological theories, as well as holistic, ancestral, and indigenous wellness rituals from around the world.
(917) 905-9146 View (917) 905-9146
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Anjna Champaneri - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, ACSW
Verified Verified
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004  (Online Only)
My aim is to create a caring therapeutic relationship with you that is founded in empathy, trust, and respect. Together we will create a safe and open environment for brave and insightful explorations. I offer collaborative, client-centered therapy that supports the development of personal insights and practical coping skills through curiosity, mindfulness, and compassion.
My aim is to create a caring therapeutic relationship with you that is founded in empathy, trust, and respect. Together we will create a safe and open environment for brave and insightful explorations. I offer collaborative, client-centered therapy that supports the development of personal insights and practical coping skills through curiosity, mindfulness, and compassion.
(213) 279-5283 View (213) 279-5283
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Adele Bent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
You're putting one foot in front of the other and you still feel lost, stuck, or overwhelmed by events and emotions in your life. Or, perhaps it's become hard to tackle the day-to-day and you're longing to reconnect with the person you used to be. Maybe you feel caught in the past or tangled up in the future, disconnected from all that your life has to offer in this moment. Whether you know exactly how you want your life to shift as a result of being in therapy, or, you know only that you want to feel better than you do now, there is the possibility of living the life that feels best for you.
You're putting one foot in front of the other and you still feel lost, stuck, or overwhelmed by events and emotions in your life. Or, perhaps it's become hard to tackle the day-to-day and you're longing to reconnect with the person you used to be. Maybe you feel caught in the past or tangled up in the future, disconnected from all that your life has to offer in this moment. Whether you know exactly how you want your life to shift as a result of being in therapy, or, you know only that you want to feel better than you do now, there is the possibility of living the life that feels best for you.
(323) 433-5130 View (323) 433-5130
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Ladd Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Let's face it. Men HATE talking about their feelings. Really hate it. They would rather have a root canal. Women spend their whole lives sharing their thoughts and feelings, but that is not true for men. Just the opposite. I understand what a challenge it is for your husband or boyfriend to open up and express their feelings. I help guys like me talk about their feelings to increase emotional intimacy, decrease conflict and improve their relationships with their girlfriends or wives. My mission is to HELP COUPLES HEAL.
Let's face it. Men HATE talking about their feelings. Really hate it. They would rather have a root canal. Women spend their whole lives sharing their thoughts and feelings, but that is not true for men. Just the opposite. I understand what a challenge it is for your husband or boyfriend to open up and express their feelings. I help guys like me talk about their feelings to increase emotional intimacy, decrease conflict and improve their relationships with their girlfriends or wives. My mission is to HELP COUPLES HEAL.
(323) 531-5948 View (323) 531-5948
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Hanna Stensby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Are you frustrated and feeling unheard in your relationship? Have you found yourself unintentionally choosing partners who are emotionally unavailable? Losing patience with your partner and feeling exhausted by repetitive fights? If you are ready to build a strong foundation and seek to deepen your relationship with your partner, couples therapy can help. If you want to boost your confidence, trust your decisions about your relationships and navigate conflict in a healthy way you are in the right place. Through therapy, I can help you heal from trauma, anxiety, or depression using alternative approaches backed by research.
Are you frustrated and feeling unheard in your relationship? Have you found yourself unintentionally choosing partners who are emotionally unavailable? Losing patience with your partner and feeling exhausted by repetitive fights? If you are ready to build a strong foundation and seek to deepen your relationship with your partner, couples therapy can help. If you want to boost your confidence, trust your decisions about your relationships and navigate conflict in a healthy way you are in the right place. Through therapy, I can help you heal from trauma, anxiety, or depression using alternative approaches backed by research.
(925) 233-6906 View (925) 233-6906
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Bahar Moheban
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
“I hate my body.” If you’re struggling with an eating disorder, body dysmorphia, or disordered eating habits, these statements may sound familiar. A challenging relationship with food and body image can be debilitating and all-consuming. What you may be surprised to discover is that your obsession with weight, constant battle with eating, and urges to use self-destructive food behaviors are actually not about food or weight! They are, however, symptoms of deeper internal conflicts and emotional dysregulation - trauma, depression, anxiety, oppression, family turmoil, and low self-esteem. This is where I can help.
“I hate my body.” If you’re struggling with an eating disorder, body dysmorphia, or disordered eating habits, these statements may sound familiar. A challenging relationship with food and body image can be debilitating and all-consuming. What you may be surprised to discover is that your obsession with weight, constant battle with eating, and urges to use self-destructive food behaviors are actually not about food or weight! They are, however, symptoms of deeper internal conflicts and emotional dysregulation - trauma, depression, anxiety, oppression, family turmoil, and low self-esteem. This is where I can help.
(424) 374-2688 View (424) 374-2688
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Sari Glassgold
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004
I believe in seeing the strengths in all my patients and their families and helping them to see their own internal positive attributes and resiliency. I am currently a staff clinical psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles where I work with families and youth with various mental health and medical conditions. In my private practice I work with adults, parents and youth and place great emphasis on increasing my patient’s healthy coping skills, resiliency and self-esteem. I also work with college students to help them navigate the transition to adulthood and coping with the challenges of adjusting to college life.
I believe in seeing the strengths in all my patients and their families and helping them to see their own internal positive attributes and resiliency. I am currently a staff clinical psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles where I work with families and youth with various mental health and medical conditions. In my private practice I work with adults, parents and youth and place great emphasis on increasing my patient’s healthy coping skills, resiliency and self-esteem. I also work with college students to help them navigate the transition to adulthood and coping with the challenges of adjusting to college life.
(213) 376-3278 View (213) 376-3278
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Mindful Health Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I practice general psychology and works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum issues, anger, parenting challenges, and couples issues. I also have a concentrated interest in the family of origin trauma.
I practice general psychology and works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum issues, anger, parenting challenges, and couples issues. I also have a concentrated interest in the family of origin trauma.
(323) 529-0824 View (323) 529-0824
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Geri-Lynn Cesar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
I am currently only providing telehealth services. I work with individuals, couples, and families to pay witness to and overcome the traumas and difficulties in their lives. My aim to empower and provide support to those who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship stress, and chronic illness.
I am currently only providing telehealth services. I work with individuals, couples, and families to pay witness to and overcome the traumas and difficulties in their lives. My aim to empower and provide support to those who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship stress, and chronic illness.
(818) 722-6426 View (818) 722-6426
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Brandon Guin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Why therapy? Why now? If not now, when? Not a single person that has ever existed understands what it is like to be a human the way that you do. Our unique characteristics, perspectives, and experiences do not have to limit us. Instead, they can become our biggest sources of strength. Do you struggle with any of the following: communication, social interactions, initiating activities, intrusive thoughts, procrastination, following through with tasks, impulse control, sensory overload, anxiety, depressed mood, addiction, or trauma. If so, reach out today for a free consultation with me.
Why therapy? Why now? If not now, when? Not a single person that has ever existed understands what it is like to be a human the way that you do. Our unique characteristics, perspectives, and experiences do not have to limit us. Instead, they can become our biggest sources of strength. Do you struggle with any of the following: communication, social interactions, initiating activities, intrusive thoughts, procrastination, following through with tasks, impulse control, sensory overload, anxiety, depressed mood, addiction, or trauma. If so, reach out today for a free consultation with me.
(747) 900-4765 View (747) 900-4765
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Lauren Blalock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Are you struggling with a traumatic experience, unsure how to resolve its effect on your life? Looking to improve a relationship? Maybe, you’re experiencing codependency, or narcissistic abuse, and making sense of it all seems overwhelming. Have you noticed an increase in anxiety? Or perhaps, you simply want to make a change, so you're exploring why you think and behave as you do. People seek therapy for many reasons, but almost everyone does so to relieve some kind of pain. I believe relief and healing can be found through our work together, so you can experience your more ideal life.
Are you struggling with a traumatic experience, unsure how to resolve its effect on your life? Looking to improve a relationship? Maybe, you’re experiencing codependency, or narcissistic abuse, and making sense of it all seems overwhelming. Have you noticed an increase in anxiety? Or perhaps, you simply want to make a change, so you're exploring why you think and behave as you do. People seek therapy for many reasons, but almost everyone does so to relieve some kind of pain. I believe relief and healing can be found through our work together, so you can experience your more ideal life.
(213) 277-6395 View (213) 277-6395
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Kay Sanchez-Franco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90020  (Online Only)
I tend to think of therapy like tupperware. It's a safe container to unload, feel, and heal from life experiences so that we can better adapt to hardship and change. We all don't live in the same world. Many have been missed by people or systems that fell short. Whether we have a communal or a lone wolf mentality, our (dis)abilities are visible/invisible, who we love, our religious/spiritual beliefs, and, race/ethnicity all inform the ways we experience life. This is why a blend of Humanistic, evidence-based CBT & DBT theories, and traditional wisdoms, shape the foundation of my approach.
I tend to think of therapy like tupperware. It's a safe container to unload, feel, and heal from life experiences so that we can better adapt to hardship and change. We all don't live in the same world. Many have been missed by people or systems that fell short. Whether we have a communal or a lone wolf mentality, our (dis)abilities are visible/invisible, who we love, our religious/spiritual beliefs, and, race/ethnicity all inform the ways we experience life. This is why a blend of Humanistic, evidence-based CBT & DBT theories, and traditional wisdoms, shape the foundation of my approach.
(619) 391-2740 View (619) 391-2740
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Nick Branock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Have you felt bothered or tormented by the sense of anxiety and dread? Maybe you’ve also had distressing thoughts that are difficult to manage? Anxiety can feel relentless and overwhelming. Many people have been there! You are not alone. I can help you understand your anxiety and develop a plan to help you alleviate your anxiety-related discomfort or suffering. I specialize in treating anxiety (i.e. OCD, phobias, social anxiety), but also work with other emotional concerns, such as depression and loneliness. My hope for all my clients is to reach a place of confidence, self-compassion, and acceptance of yourself.
Have you felt bothered or tormented by the sense of anxiety and dread? Maybe you’ve also had distressing thoughts that are difficult to manage? Anxiety can feel relentless and overwhelming. Many people have been there! You are not alone. I can help you understand your anxiety and develop a plan to help you alleviate your anxiety-related discomfort or suffering. I specialize in treating anxiety (i.e. OCD, phobias, social anxiety), but also work with other emotional concerns, such as depression and loneliness. My hope for all my clients is to reach a place of confidence, self-compassion, and acceptance of yourself.
(310) 388-4581 View (310) 388-4581

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Number of Therapists in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA

700+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
68% Optum

How Therapists in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.