Therapists in Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA

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Kerrie Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019
I am a trauma-trained therapist with a passion for healing. I believe that everything we want is achieved through a healthy and strong connection with the self, which happens when we integrate and embrace the experiences of the body, soul, spirit, and mind (wholeness). My goal as a therapist is to support you through the work of moving to the other side of trauma, and becoming whole so that you may live confidently and intentionally today.
I am a trauma-trained therapist with a passion for healing. I believe that everything we want is achieved through a healthy and strong connection with the self, which happens when we integrate and embrace the experiences of the body, soul, spirit, and mind (wholeness). My goal as a therapist is to support you through the work of moving to the other side of trauma, and becoming whole so that you may live confidently and intentionally today.
(424) 244-1249 View (424) 244-1249
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Dr. Michelle Charness-Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90035
As an empathic and nurturing clinician, I specialize in treating clients suffering from diverse issues, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and trauma. I started my journey as a domestic violence and rape prosecutor and became very committed to understanding the cycle of abuse and the psychological scars it leaves behind. I trained exclusively for three years at the Maple Counseling Center. Additionally, I have my doctorate in clinical psychology from Reiss Davis, focusing on how trauma affects primary attachments and neurobiological functioning, and my MSW from UCLA.
As an empathic and nurturing clinician, I specialize in treating clients suffering from diverse issues, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and trauma. I started my journey as a domestic violence and rape prosecutor and became very committed to understanding the cycle of abuse and the psychological scars it leaves behind. I trained exclusively for three years at the Maple Counseling Center. Additionally, I have my doctorate in clinical psychology from Reiss Davis, focusing on how trauma affects primary attachments and neurobiological functioning, and my MSW from UCLA.
(323) 973-2217 View (323) 973-2217
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Katie Worden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019
My name is Katie Worden, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with clients via telehealth. I work with young adults and women who are experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions and difficulty processing past events. I typically work with young adults and woman who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Life transitions include, but are not limited to, starting or ending school, starting or ending romantic relationships or friendships, and becoming a mom for the first time.
My name is Katie Worden, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with clients via telehealth. I work with young adults and women who are experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions and difficulty processing past events. I typically work with young adults and woman who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Life transitions include, but are not limited to, starting or ending school, starting or ending romantic relationships or friendships, and becoming a mom for the first time.
(323) 843-9006 View (323) 843-9006
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Dr. Sari Kosdon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Hello! As a psychologist, I offer individual therapy and educational assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. I come from a trauma informed care background and utilize a transparent and holistic strengths-based approach to foster hope, resiliency, and growth. I find it extremely important to tailor each session to the client, to meet them where they are at, and empower clients as experts in their own journey. I find my work with children, adolescents, and young adults incredibly rewarding and it brings me joy to support them as they navigate various challenges in their formative years.
Hello! As a psychologist, I offer individual therapy and educational assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. I come from a trauma informed care background and utilize a transparent and holistic strengths-based approach to foster hope, resiliency, and growth. I find it extremely important to tailor each session to the client, to meet them where they are at, and empower clients as experts in their own journey. I find my work with children, adolescents, and young adults incredibly rewarding and it brings me joy to support them as they navigate various challenges in their formative years.
(310) 361-1281 View (310) 361-1281
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Ariella Rachel Benji Beyzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
I have experience working with clients from many diverse backgrounds. I spent a few years working in addiction treatment and have worked in residential treatment centers helping clients struggling with drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions through a 12 step lens. During the pandemic, I pivoted my career path and began focusing on clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, major life transitions, and parenthood struggles. I have also worked with clients struggling with ADHD to both process the diagnosis and work on behavioral changes. I have experience with individuals and couples!
I have experience working with clients from many diverse backgrounds. I spent a few years working in addiction treatment and have worked in residential treatment centers helping clients struggling with drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions through a 12 step lens. During the pandemic, I pivoted my career path and began focusing on clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, major life transitions, and parenthood struggles. I have also worked with clients struggling with ADHD to both process the diagnosis and work on behavioral changes. I have experience with individuals and couples!
(310) 879-5952 View (310) 879-5952
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Dr. Susan Shapiro
Psychologist, PhD, MS, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with sadness, depression, relationship issues or stress? Do you attempt to compensate with food, alcohol, drugs, other substances or behaviors? I provide therapy for people who are struggling emotionally in any area of their life. My approach to therapy is tailored to the person in front of me, as each person's needs and history are unique. I know that reaching out for professional help can be difficult for many. That is why I have developed a practice that is kind and compassionate. My long experience has taught me that therapy must be dynamic, interactive, non-judgmental, along with a healthy sense of humor.
Do you struggle with sadness, depression, relationship issues or stress? Do you attempt to compensate with food, alcohol, drugs, other substances or behaviors? I provide therapy for people who are struggling emotionally in any area of their life. My approach to therapy is tailored to the person in front of me, as each person's needs and history are unique. I know that reaching out for professional help can be difficult for many. That is why I have developed a practice that is kind and compassionate. My long experience has taught me that therapy must be dynamic, interactive, non-judgmental, along with a healthy sense of humor.
(310) 905-8953 View (310) 905-8953
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Alex Mirsakova
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Do you ever struggle with feeling disconnected, like you don't fit in, or like you're watching the world happen around you from the outside in? Do you feel like you need someone to really understand you? To feel heard and unconditionally accepted in a space of your own? Above all, the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship we will cultivate together in session, which is in and of itself an invaluable tool. I value the concepts of authenticity, comfort and client autonomy in the therapy space. We will always go at your own pace. Where you go in that space, I will be there beside you.
Do you ever struggle with feeling disconnected, like you don't fit in, or like you're watching the world happen around you from the outside in? Do you feel like you need someone to really understand you? To feel heard and unconditionally accepted in a space of your own? Above all, the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship we will cultivate together in session, which is in and of itself an invaluable tool. I value the concepts of authenticity, comfort and client autonomy in the therapy space. We will always go at your own pace. Where you go in that space, I will be there beside you.
(818) 928-3621 View (818) 928-3621
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The Maple Counseling Center
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90034
The mission of The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is to provide low cost comprehensive mental health services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County, and to provide training for associates and trainees who are working towards licensure in the mental health field. Since our founding, we have become The Maple Counseling Center, and have expanded programs to people of all ages living in all areas of Los Angeles County. Today, with the help of associates, trainees, psychological assistants, and older adult peer counselors, services are provided at our headquarters clinic, at local schools, and
The mission of The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is to provide low cost comprehensive mental health services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County, and to provide training for associates and trainees who are working towards licensure in the mental health field. Since our founding, we have become The Maple Counseling Center, and have expanded programs to people of all ages living in all areas of Los Angeles County. Today, with the help of associates, trainees, psychological assistants, and older adult peer counselors, services are provided at our headquarters clinic, at local schools, and
(424) 358-3417 View (424) 358-3417
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Yael Shina-Louff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019  (Online Only)
In my ten years of experience I have been given the wonderful opportunity to assist many adolescents and adults through trying times. My experience includes providing therapy services and crisis management in both English and Spanish, and in various settings such as schools, homes, and clinics. While providing a wide range of support to many, my passion also lies in working with mothers-to-be, and those in their postpartum journey.
In my ten years of experience I have been given the wonderful opportunity to assist many adolescents and adults through trying times. My experience includes providing therapy services and crisis management in both English and Spanish, and in various settings such as schools, homes, and clinics. While providing a wide range of support to many, my passion also lies in working with mothers-to-be, and those in their postpartum journey.
(323) 417-1315 View (323) 417-1315
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Jasmine Perkovic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019
My name is Jasmine Perkovic, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I specialize in working with adults struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and personality disorders. With the knowledge that each client is on their own unique journey toward mental health and wellbeing, I ensure that I individualize my therapeutic approach to fit the needs of each client I work alongside. As such, I find the following therapeutic approaches to be of significant use including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy.
My name is Jasmine Perkovic, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I specialize in working with adults struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and personality disorders. With the knowledge that each client is on their own unique journey toward mental health and wellbeing, I ensure that I individualize my therapeutic approach to fit the needs of each client I work alongside. As such, I find the following therapeutic approaches to be of significant use including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy.
(323) 879-7390 View (323) 879-7390
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Lisa Mehrannia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Welcome to my page! I’m Lisa Mehrannia, an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. I specialize in helping teenagers and adults navigate challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, and finding meaning and purpose in life. I believe in creating a collaborative and comfortable environment where you feel safe to share your thoughts and feelings. My goal is to truly understand what you're experiencing and to support you in reaching your personal goals.
Welcome to my page! I’m Lisa Mehrannia, an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. I specialize in helping teenagers and adults navigate challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, and finding meaning and purpose in life. I believe in creating a collaborative and comfortable environment where you feel safe to share your thoughts and feelings. My goal is to truly understand what you're experiencing and to support you in reaching your personal goals.
(310) 943-1033 View (310) 943-1033
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Sean Carpenter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019  (Online Only)
I have a deep passion for helping people find liberation from concerns that bring them to therapy. Understanding why we do things the way we do them is critical to growth, change and healing. I ground my work in warmth, compassion, authenticity and an understanding of how thoughts and emotions relate to neuro/physiological processes, as well as how past experiences inform current beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My aim is to help you gain clarity into underlying causes of problems, provide strategies for coping and support you in taking risks and trying new ways of being, to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I have a deep passion for helping people find liberation from concerns that bring them to therapy. Understanding why we do things the way we do them is critical to growth, change and healing. I ground my work in warmth, compassion, authenticity and an understanding of how thoughts and emotions relate to neuro/physiological processes, as well as how past experiences inform current beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My aim is to help you gain clarity into underlying causes of problems, provide strategies for coping and support you in taking risks and trying new ways of being, to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(323) 310-9754 View (323) 310-9754
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Melanie Rashbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Congratulations on taking the first steps toward a more manageable life! It is not easy to sift through the list of many fantastic and capable clinicians to find the one that feels right for you. My current and past clients shared that they reached out to me because they resonated with my specializations and personable website. I am an empathic active listener who will assist you in discovering and recovering parts of yourself, will challenge your misguided beliefs and dominant discourses, and support you as you process the myriad of emotions that you are carrying. To learn more about me: www.theextrovertedtherapist.com
Congratulations on taking the first steps toward a more manageable life! It is not easy to sift through the list of many fantastic and capable clinicians to find the one that feels right for you. My current and past clients shared that they reached out to me because they resonated with my specializations and personable website. I am an empathic active listener who will assist you in discovering and recovering parts of yourself, will challenge your misguided beliefs and dominant discourses, and support you as you process the myriad of emotions that you are carrying. To learn more about me: www.theextrovertedtherapist.com
(213) 375-1152 View (213) 375-1152
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Olga Castillo
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Hi, my name is Olga Gabriela Martinez. I received my education and training from Azusa Pacific University. I obtained a master's degree in Family Counseling and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I am fluent in Spanish and have worked extensively with many cultural backgrounds. My work includes working with individuals, couples, and families. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, and trauma-related struggles. I have a special interest in women's issues and have worked extensively with women and men of different backgrounds. I am a Christian and have a special interest in the integration of faith in my treatment.
Hi, my name is Olga Gabriela Martinez. I received my education and training from Azusa Pacific University. I obtained a master's degree in Family Counseling and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I am fluent in Spanish and have worked extensively with many cultural backgrounds. My work includes working with individuals, couples, and families. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, and trauma-related struggles. I have a special interest in women's issues and have worked extensively with women and men of different backgrounds. I am a Christian and have a special interest in the integration of faith in my treatment.
(323) 616-1431 View (323) 616-1431
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Darrin J Kagele
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019
With a background in depth and transpersonal psychology, I utilize an integrative approach, drawing upon multiple psychological modalities including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, mindfulness strategies, Buddhist psychology, and transtheoretical therapy. Utilizing these approaches is an important part of helping my clients grow towards self-understanding, self-reliance and emotional soothing. In addition, clients develop the ability to be more at ease and compassionate with themselves while being less reactive to their negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
With a background in depth and transpersonal psychology, I utilize an integrative approach, drawing upon multiple psychological modalities including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, mindfulness strategies, Buddhist psychology, and transtheoretical therapy. Utilizing these approaches is an important part of helping my clients grow towards self-understanding, self-reliance and emotional soothing. In addition, clients develop the ability to be more at ease and compassionate with themselves while being less reactive to their negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(424) 292-2816 View (424) 292-2816
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M K Hurlbutt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Hi, I’m MK (she/her) and I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. I’m passionate about approaching our work together in a way that invites you to connect to the most empowered vision and story of yourself. I also understand the importance of honoring and exploring all the complexities and emotions that make your lived experience unique to you. Together we’ll create a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere where you can feel seen and heard as your authentic self.
Hi, I’m MK (she/her) and I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. I’m passionate about approaching our work together in a way that invites you to connect to the most empowered vision and story of yourself. I also understand the importance of honoring and exploring all the complexities and emotions that make your lived experience unique to you. Together we’ll create a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere where you can feel seen and heard as your authentic self.
(323) 910-4379 View (323) 910-4379
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Sam Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90035
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that emotional well-being develops within the context of supportive and positive relationships. With a focus on collaboration, I seek to create a nurturing environment that allows for a deepened sense of connection to oneself and others. Participating in the therapeutic process often leads to an expanded capacity to draw upon internal resources to manage strong emotions and navigate complex relationships.
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that emotional well-being develops within the context of supportive and positive relationships. With a focus on collaboration, I seek to create a nurturing environment that allows for a deepened sense of connection to oneself and others. Participating in the therapeutic process often leads to an expanded capacity to draw upon internal resources to manage strong emotions and navigate complex relationships.
(310) 987-4803 View (310) 987-4803
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Tara Rodriquez
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Finding a good therapeutic fit can be a real challenge! When you're at a low point, it can seem even more daunting to reach out and take on this task. I aim to make this process as simple and effective as possible, providing a supportive, gentle, compassionate, and nonjudgmental presence. My main areas of experience and expertise are substance use, ketamine-assisted therapy and psychedelic integration, anxiety and mood issues, trauma, and life transitions.
Finding a good therapeutic fit can be a real challenge! When you're at a low point, it can seem even more daunting to reach out and take on this task. I aim to make this process as simple and effective as possible, providing a supportive, gentle, compassionate, and nonjudgmental presence. My main areas of experience and expertise are substance use, ketamine-assisted therapy and psychedelic integration, anxiety and mood issues, trauma, and life transitions.
(323) 577-6857 View (323) 577-6857
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Victor A Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Clients who benefit from my help appreciate a therapist who is warm, nurturing and supportive in his approach and at the same time confronts the difficult issues that bring people to seek my assistance. I am an experienced clinician, and I draw upon a variety of techniques ranging from talk therapy to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR. My clients feel I help them with life issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Clients who benefit from my help appreciate a therapist who is warm, nurturing and supportive in his approach and at the same time confronts the difficult issues that bring people to seek my assistance. I am an experienced clinician, and I draw upon a variety of techniques ranging from talk therapy to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR. My clients feel I help them with life issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(424) 250-2348 View (424) 250-2348
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Catherine Pancheri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Are you ready to address areas of your life where you feel stuck, unfulfilled or are struggling? Therapy is a great start. Whatever is calling you to therapy - relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, the therapeutic space allows you to deal with challenges, while being gently guided to help you understand and process what you are feeling, current blocks and ways to create the changes you want. I view therapy as self-care and an important and healing way to work through life’s difficulties. I will listen to you with curiosity and non-judgment to help you better understand yourself and stuck points.
Are you ready to address areas of your life where you feel stuck, unfulfilled or are struggling? Therapy is a great start. Whatever is calling you to therapy - relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, the therapeutic space allows you to deal with challenges, while being gently guided to help you understand and process what you are feeling, current blocks and ways to create the changes you want. I view therapy as self-care and an important and healing way to work through life’s difficulties. I will listen to you with curiosity and non-judgment to help you better understand yourself and stuck points.
(323) 709-7762 View (323) 709-7762

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Number of Therapists in Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
64% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth
58% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pico-Robertson, 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.