Therapists in Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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Resmine Atis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90039
You feel a sharp pain of guilt and sadness as you look at the picture of your wedding day on the nightstand. You were both so full of love for each other and hope for the future. But it’s hard to even recognize those people anymore. Lately, it’s as though you and your spouse are simply living two separate lives near one another. When you try to talk about your struggles, it only seems to make things worse. You’re speaking different languages. It’s so isolating to feel like the person who is supposed to understand you best doesn’t get you at all. You’re beginning to wonder if this relationship is even worth saving. It feels hopeless.
You feel a sharp pain of guilt and sadness as you look at the picture of your wedding day on the nightstand. You were both so full of love for each other and hope for the future. But it’s hard to even recognize those people anymore. Lately, it’s as though you and your spouse are simply living two separate lives near one another. When you try to talk about your struggles, it only seems to make things worse. You’re speaking different languages. It’s so isolating to feel like the person who is supposed to understand you best doesn’t get you at all. You’re beginning to wonder if this relationship is even worth saving. It feels hopeless.
(213) 429-9053 View (213) 429-9053
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Samantha Harrold
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC, TCYM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
Welcome, time traveler. Does anxiety throw you into the future (and it is never a future you actually want)? Do you find yourself catastrophizing, mentally preparing for atrocities that are not likely to occur? Do shame and guilt, pull you back in time with old negative beliefs that weren’t yours to begin with? Do hyper vigilant parts of you, show up as flashbacks, nightmares or dissociation? Do these too keep you in the past? Kurt Vonnegut’s famous science fiction novel, “Slaughter House-five,” describes a soldier in the war zone becoming “unstuck in time.” This is what trauma feels like for many people, HSPs and non HSPs alike.
Welcome, time traveler. Does anxiety throw you into the future (and it is never a future you actually want)? Do you find yourself catastrophizing, mentally preparing for atrocities that are not likely to occur? Do shame and guilt, pull you back in time with old negative beliefs that weren’t yours to begin with? Do hyper vigilant parts of you, show up as flashbacks, nightmares or dissociation? Do these too keep you in the past? Kurt Vonnegut’s famous science fiction novel, “Slaughter House-five,” describes a soldier in the war zone becoming “unstuck in time.” This is what trauma feels like for many people, HSPs and non HSPs alike.
(323) 999-5210 View (323) 999-5210
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Kajal Sakhrani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
I am deeply interested in the inner workings of the mind and am passionate about helping people discover their best selves. My goal is to serve as a reassuring and compassionate guide to help my clients discover thoughts they have never thought about, identify patterns of thinking and behavior that no longer serve them and provide them with a safe space to process difficult feelings. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience, I have worked with individuals within a variety of settings including community, hospital, substance rehabilitation, prison, high school and university.
I am deeply interested in the inner workings of the mind and am passionate about helping people discover their best selves. My goal is to serve as a reassuring and compassionate guide to help my clients discover thoughts they have never thought about, identify patterns of thinking and behavior that no longer serve them and provide them with a safe space to process difficult feelings. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience, I have worked with individuals within a variety of settings including community, hospital, substance rehabilitation, prison, high school and university.
(818) 369-3932 View (818) 369-3932
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Jon Tatelman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90042
I am a strength-based therapist working in Northeast Los Angeles. I welcome collaborative conversations regarding the preferred lives those would like to inhabit, finding myself continually curious about the inherent resourcefulness of my clients. I enjoy helping artists to align with preferred intentions in creativity. Often the trickery of circulated messages around "success" can spell us into forgetting one's values in life. As adjunct faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles, I teach numerous courses including Narrative Therapy In Practice, Postmodern Approaches to Addiction, and Group Treatment.
I am a strength-based therapist working in Northeast Los Angeles. I welcome collaborative conversations regarding the preferred lives those would like to inhabit, finding myself continually curious about the inherent resourcefulness of my clients. I enjoy helping artists to align with preferred intentions in creativity. Often the trickery of circulated messages around "success" can spell us into forgetting one's values in life. As adjunct faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles, I teach numerous courses including Narrative Therapy In Practice, Postmodern Approaches to Addiction, and Group Treatment.
(818) 350-5155 View (818) 350-5155
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Wing-Hung Pang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90041  (Online Only)
Are the feelings of helplessness and powerlessness always present in your life? Have you been acting fine while there is a lot of anxiety, hurt, and anger inside? Having this mental state can be painful. Many people learn not to talk about it and get busy in their life. This avoidance can worsen their anxiety and depression. And it can develop other mental health symptoms, such as panic attacks, insomnia, and obsessive compulsive disorders. Trauma and attachment injuries are often the root causes of the issues.
Are the feelings of helplessness and powerlessness always present in your life? Have you been acting fine while there is a lot of anxiety, hurt, and anger inside? Having this mental state can be painful. Many people learn not to talk about it and get busy in their life. This avoidance can worsen their anxiety and depression. And it can develop other mental health symptoms, such as panic attacks, insomnia, and obsessive compulsive disorders. Trauma and attachment injuries are often the root causes of the issues.
(323) 861-3500 View (323) 861-3500
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Anna (Alysse) Fuchs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Are you willing to be honest with yourself and try to trust me? If so, I'm ready to see if we are the right fit and to get to work to help you meet your goals. If you're experiencing anxiety, be it in social situations, about existential fears like the climate, or generally in various facets of your life, let's manage it together. I am also familiar with the heaviness and seeming intractability of depression and have successfully worked with clients to find a path through it. I have personal experiences with grief, and I feel honored to accompany anyone who finds themselves in the trenches of loss.
Are you willing to be honest with yourself and try to trust me? If so, I'm ready to see if we are the right fit and to get to work to help you meet your goals. If you're experiencing anxiety, be it in social situations, about existential fears like the climate, or generally in various facets of your life, let's manage it together. I am also familiar with the heaviness and seeming intractability of depression and have successfully worked with clients to find a path through it. I have personal experiences with grief, and I feel honored to accompany anyone who finds themselves in the trenches of loss.
(747) 203-0635 View (747) 203-0635
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Carrie Smolen
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90041  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling bad about your body sucks. Are you on board with the idea of body positivity, but struggling with how you're ever going to actually accept your own body? Are you terrified by the idea of gaining weight? Are you trying your hardest to let go of unsustainable behaviors, but unsure how to do it? Are you a new mom wondering how you're ever going to be okay with how much your body has changed? I get it. Through both lived experience and work in eating disorder treatment, I know what it takes to go from desperately trying to control your body to shifting the focus to nurturing your relationship with your body instead.
Feeling bad about your body sucks. Are you on board with the idea of body positivity, but struggling with how you're ever going to actually accept your own body? Are you terrified by the idea of gaining weight? Are you trying your hardest to let go of unsustainable behaviors, but unsure how to do it? Are you a new mom wondering how you're ever going to be okay with how much your body has changed? I get it. Through both lived experience and work in eating disorder treatment, I know what it takes to go from desperately trying to control your body to shifting the focus to nurturing your relationship with your body instead.
(323) 530-2998 View (323) 530-2998
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Tiffany Cuevas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Do you find yourself disheartened by the quality of your relationships? Perhaps unable to find the words to express your deepest thoughts and/or needs. Maybe you feel stuck, even dissatisfied, hoping to move forward but the overwhelm of it all keeps you frozen. If this rings true, know that there is hope. There is a way off of the merry-go-round that keeps you in this tired loop. There is a future for you. It is possible to live fully and freely all whilst feeling connected.
Do you find yourself disheartened by the quality of your relationships? Perhaps unable to find the words to express your deepest thoughts and/or needs. Maybe you feel stuck, even dissatisfied, hoping to move forward but the overwhelm of it all keeps you frozen. If this rings true, know that there is hope. There is a way off of the merry-go-round that keeps you in this tired loop. There is a future for you. It is possible to live fully and freely all whilst feeling connected.
(747) 319-4896 View (747) 319-4896
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Eagle Rock Therapy, Progressive & Affirming
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90041  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. Do you work around daily feelings of depression and anxiety? Have you self-diagnosed your symptoms and tried your best to do all the things that are suppose to help? If so, therapy is your next step. Getting someone on your team, like a therapist, to help you sort and solve what is happening inside can make a significant difference. If you've never had therapy before your in for a treat. It's all about YOU for an hour every week. Your thoughts, your feelings and your needs will be held in a kind and gentle atmosphere, allowing you to relax and open to new healing possibilities.
Now accepting new clients. Do you work around daily feelings of depression and anxiety? Have you self-diagnosed your symptoms and tried your best to do all the things that are suppose to help? If so, therapy is your next step. Getting someone on your team, like a therapist, to help you sort and solve what is happening inside can make a significant difference. If you've never had therapy before your in for a treat. It's all about YOU for an hour every week. Your thoughts, your feelings and your needs will be held in a kind and gentle atmosphere, allowing you to relax and open to new healing possibilities.
(323) 629-4269 View (323) 629-4269
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Kate Turnbull
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Therapy is an opportunity to rediscover what it feels like to be at home in yourself. It is a process of making the road by walking—of taking step after step to explore your experiences, beliefs, inner knowing, pain and hope in order to create a more meaningful and authentic life. My aim is to support you on this path through grounded presence, honesty and deep care.
Therapy is an opportunity to rediscover what it feels like to be at home in yourself. It is a process of making the road by walking—of taking step after step to explore your experiences, beliefs, inner knowing, pain and hope in order to create a more meaningful and authentic life. My aim is to support you on this path through grounded presence, honesty and deep care.
(323) 366-3174 View (323) 366-3174
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Brooke Kaufman
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90039
I help high-achievers who seems to have it all together on the outside, but feel like they're drowning on the inside. Together we work on overcoming imposter syndrome and self-doubt, building confidence and self-compassion, and navigating life transitions and major changes.
I help high-achievers who seems to have it all together on the outside, but feel like they're drowning on the inside. Together we work on overcoming imposter syndrome and self-doubt, building confidence and self-compassion, and navigating life transitions and major changes.
(747) 302-6585 View (747) 302-6585
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Robert L Berger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90065
If, as you got into bed last night, you looked at the pile of self-help books from Barnes & Noble on your bedstand and thought I could’ve bought myself something pretty with that money, take a look at my web page (robertbergerpsychotherapy.com) and give me a call. Maybe it’s time for you to move up to the big leagues and start doing the work and changing the way it feels being you.
If, as you got into bed last night, you looked at the pile of self-help books from Barnes & Noble on your bedstand and thought I could’ve bought myself something pretty with that money, take a look at my web page (robertbergerpsychotherapy.com) and give me a call. Maybe it’s time for you to move up to the big leagues and start doing the work and changing the way it feels being you.
(323) 428-4191 View (323) 428-4191
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Instant Access 24-7 And Emotional Change
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Emotional Change provides quality therapy to diverse populations with diverse needs by providing a variety of therapists quickly. On our website, choose the Instant Access option to see someone immediately or select the "New Client Form" button to set up an appointment with a licensed clinician in your insurance network. We accept most Insurances Plans and have low fee options. To access us, scroll down and click the button that says "my website".
Emotional Change provides quality therapy to diverse populations with diverse needs by providing a variety of therapists quickly. On our website, choose the Instant Access option to see someone immediately or select the "New Client Form" button to set up an appointment with a licensed clinician in your insurance network. We accept most Insurances Plans and have low fee options. To access us, scroll down and click the button that says "my website".
(323) 906-7846 View (323) 906-7846
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Jaime Ramirez (He Him His)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90031
As a post modern thinker, I believe that each person has the skills and strengths to create an affirmative narrative, that is not based on negative self-talk or unproductive messages. I like holding conversations that will spark curiosity and explore opportunities to author your new stories.
As a post modern thinker, I believe that each person has the skills and strengths to create an affirmative narrative, that is not based on negative self-talk or unproductive messages. I like holding conversations that will spark curiosity and explore opportunities to author your new stories.
(310) 431-9965 View (310) 431-9965
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Kei Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR
Verified Verified
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working as a clinical social worker. I am also a registered art therapist (ATR). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, family conflicts, domestic violence, military trauma, caregiver-fatigue, and loss and grief. I am eclectic in therapeutic modalities, but my core principle is grounded in psychodynamic and insight-oriented therapy. I believe that clients are the experts of their lives, and my role in therapy is to be their ally and assistant.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working as a clinical social worker. I am also a registered art therapist (ATR). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, family conflicts, domestic violence, military trauma, caregiver-fatigue, and loss and grief. I am eclectic in therapeutic modalities, but my core principle is grounded in psychodynamic and insight-oriented therapy. I believe that clients are the experts of their lives, and my role in therapy is to be their ally and assistant.
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Highland Park Holistic Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90042
New clients welcome in person and online - find the support you need and help with anxiety during this intense time. The combined experience of our therapists means expertise on a wide range of issues. Do you feel anxious, stuck and overwhelmed, battling a voice inside that says you are never good enough? Some part of you knows a change is needed but it feels like there's no one out there who gets it, gets you and could truly help. You need someone who knows what they are doing, is compassionate but also direct, not someone who just sits and nods.
New clients welcome in person and online - find the support you need and help with anxiety during this intense time. The combined experience of our therapists means expertise on a wide range of issues. Do you feel anxious, stuck and overwhelmed, battling a voice inside that says you are never good enough? Some part of you knows a change is needed but it feels like there's no one out there who gets it, gets you and could truly help. You need someone who knows what they are doing, is compassionate but also direct, not someone who just sits and nods.
(323) 676-0547 View (323) 676-0547
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Sarah A Goldberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027
I help people who are dealing with: Job stress; heavy feelings surrounding break-ups; artists who have lost their spark and want to find it again-who are navigating between commercial pressures and the ability to have their true voices heard. Intimacy issues, trauma, and love & sex addiction issues as well as other addictive issues are a specialty. My goal is to create a supportive, non-judgmental space for you to unpack difficult feelings and to help facilitate emotional healing.
I help people who are dealing with: Job stress; heavy feelings surrounding break-ups; artists who have lost their spark and want to find it again-who are navigating between commercial pressures and the ability to have their true voices heard. Intimacy issues, trauma, and love & sex addiction issues as well as other addictive issues are a specialty. My goal is to create a supportive, non-judgmental space for you to unpack difficult feelings and to help facilitate emotional healing.
(424) 383-5009 View (424) 383-5009
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John Anthony Pappas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
I am an empathic, insightful and down-to-earth therapist experienced in assisting and supporting individuals and couples experiencing problems associated with Mood, Anxiety, Relationships, Life Changes and Substance Abuse. I offer a holistic approach to psychotherapy; assisting my clients' in reducing symptoms related to their problems, prevention of more serious problems, and resolution of conflicts. I elicit my clients' strengths and foster an environment of growth and awareness.
I am an empathic, insightful and down-to-earth therapist experienced in assisting and supporting individuals and couples experiencing problems associated with Mood, Anxiety, Relationships, Life Changes and Substance Abuse. I offer a holistic approach to psychotherapy; assisting my clients' in reducing symptoms related to their problems, prevention of more serious problems, and resolution of conflicts. I elicit my clients' strengths and foster an environment of growth and awareness.
(323) 647-4154 View (323) 647-4154
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Hiromi Yamamura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that the number one human survival skill is adaptability to change. However, I know how challenging it may be to take those first steps, alone. I would like to assist in navigating your path to achieve your personal goals by focusing on the unique strengths you already possess while fostering flexibility and healthy boundaries. My approach is collaborative, eclectic, and person-centered, in which I tailor the therapy to fit your individual needs and goals. My experience includes working in substance use, neurology, VA, hospitals and non-profit/community mental health with individuals, couples, and groups.
I believe that the number one human survival skill is adaptability to change. However, I know how challenging it may be to take those first steps, alone. I would like to assist in navigating your path to achieve your personal goals by focusing on the unique strengths you already possess while fostering flexibility and healthy boundaries. My approach is collaborative, eclectic, and person-centered, in which I tailor the therapy to fit your individual needs and goals. My experience includes working in substance use, neurology, VA, hospitals and non-profit/community mental health with individuals, couples, and groups.
(323) 310-4376 View (323) 310-4376
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Emily Scheltgen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90032  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you longing for deeper, more fulfilling relationships but finding yourself stuck in patterns of conflict or disconnection? Loneliness and relationship challenges can weigh heavily on your heart, leaving you feeling isolated and misunderstood. Whether you're navigating challenges with a partner, family member, or friend, there is always hope for positive change. Through therapy, we can explore communication styles, attachment patterns, and relational dynamics, empowering you to cultivate healthier, more satisfying connections in your life.
Are you longing for deeper, more fulfilling relationships but finding yourself stuck in patterns of conflict or disconnection? Loneliness and relationship challenges can weigh heavily on your heart, leaving you feeling isolated and misunderstood. Whether you're navigating challenges with a partner, family member, or friend, there is always hope for positive change. Through therapy, we can explore communication styles, attachment patterns, and relational dynamics, empowering you to cultivate healthier, more satisfying connections in your life.
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Number of Therapists in Northeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

800+

Average cost per session

$180

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

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Life Transitions
67% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Northeast Los Angeles, 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.