Therapists in Reseda, Los Angeles, CA

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Eileen Houtzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
My name is Eileen Houtzer and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing in California. My belief is that treatment plans are built collaboratively between the therapist and the client and are adjusted as circumstances change. Based on your needs, I will utilize theoretical models that will help to direct the treatment plan. For goals related to anxiety and depression, I might borrow from Mindfulness and Compassion-focused approaches to help you gain awareness of negative self-talk and help you with strategies that are kinder and more loving to yourself and others.
My name is Eileen Houtzer and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing in California. My belief is that treatment plans are built collaboratively between the therapist and the client and are adjusted as circumstances change. Based on your needs, I will utilize theoretical models that will help to direct the treatment plan. For goals related to anxiety and depression, I might borrow from Mindfulness and Compassion-focused approaches to help you gain awareness of negative self-talk and help you with strategies that are kinder and more loving to yourself and others.
(818) 450-5623 View (818) 450-5623
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Ariel L LANDRUM
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, ATR, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335  (Online Only)
Do you often feel overwhelmed, confused, or frustrated with your life? Do you feel you have little support? Perhaps you feel on edge and don’t know how to relax? Do you feel there isn’t enough time in the day? Or your world runs on chronic stress? Maybe you’ve noticed these feelings and have even tried ways to challenge them. Jumped into yoga, didn’t work. Read a self-help book, didn’t work. Sought advice from friends. They didn’t understand. Googled your symptoms. Yeah, that was a bad idea. If you find yourself saying yes, then you're looking at the right profile. Let me be your guide to balance and mental wellness.
Do you often feel overwhelmed, confused, or frustrated with your life? Do you feel you have little support? Perhaps you feel on edge and don’t know how to relax? Do you feel there isn’t enough time in the day? Or your world runs on chronic stress? Maybe you’ve noticed these feelings and have even tried ways to challenge them. Jumped into yoga, didn’t work. Read a self-help book, didn’t work. Sought advice from friends. They didn’t understand. Googled your symptoms. Yeah, that was a bad idea. If you find yourself saying yes, then you're looking at the right profile. Let me be your guide to balance and mental wellness.
(323) 792-2573 View (323) 792-2573
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Michael Azad Moradian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Michael! A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years of experience. I specialize in various areas, including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, ADHD, ASD, Grief, and high-conflict divorce. I also support individuals with Intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families. As an immigrant, I understand the unique challenges immigrants face and provide therapy in English, Kurdish, and Farsi, with knowledge of other languages and cultures. My collaborative approach focuses on personalized treatment plans and promotes personal growth through deep listening. Let's work together for a happier, healthier you.
Hi there, I'm Michael! A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years of experience. I specialize in various areas, including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, ADHD, ASD, Grief, and high-conflict divorce. I also support individuals with Intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families. As an immigrant, I understand the unique challenges immigrants face and provide therapy in English, Kurdish, and Farsi, with knowledge of other languages and cultures. My collaborative approach focuses on personalized treatment plans and promotes personal growth through deep listening. Let's work together for a happier, healthier you.
(747) 281-3475 View (747) 281-3475
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Jessica Dennis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
My name is Jessica Dennis, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a background working with the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) and military/veteran populations looking to break generational cycles. I provide culturally responsive therapy to individuals and couples using a strengths-based approach and I also have a background in working with individuals who are new to therapy or are the first in their families to receive therapy. I am open to anyone who is serious about working on themselves and needs additional support and a listening ear.
My name is Jessica Dennis, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a background working with the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) and military/veteran populations looking to break generational cycles. I provide culturally responsive therapy to individuals and couples using a strengths-based approach and I also have a background in working with individuals who are new to therapy or are the first in their families to receive therapy. I am open to anyone who is serious about working on themselves and needs additional support and a listening ear.
(747) 302-6986 View (747) 302-6986
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Fabrice Paracuellos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
I specialize in emotions, relationships, self-esteem, and culture. I bring a warm approach to therapy, one informed by my experiences in Europe and Asia. I also supervise therapists in training. I became a therapist after discovering the meaning of fatherhood. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I integrate approaches that provide empathy, help regulate the nervous system, and deepen self-awareness. These bring direct relief with regards to the immediate stress associated with current issue(s) and long-term support with self-esteem, empowerment, quality of relationship, and meaning.
I specialize in emotions, relationships, self-esteem, and culture. I bring a warm approach to therapy, one informed by my experiences in Europe and Asia. I also supervise therapists in training. I became a therapist after discovering the meaning of fatherhood. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I integrate approaches that provide empathy, help regulate the nervous system, and deepen self-awareness. These bring direct relief with regards to the immediate stress associated with current issue(s) and long-term support with self-esteem, empowerment, quality of relationship, and meaning.
(818) 536-7983 View (818) 536-7983
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Eleana Coll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
I am Eleana Coll, with LCSW 87111. I am a bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking Psychotherapist with many years of experience working with children, adults, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma, abuse, crime victimization, and immigration/acculturation issues. The clientele I serve is mainly Spanish-speaking Immigrants. My therapeutic approach is to create a positive, humanistic relationship and environment to help you process and resolve those difficulties and strive for balance in your life. I use positive communication to create a safe and nurturing session environment.
I am Eleana Coll, with LCSW 87111. I am a bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking Psychotherapist with many years of experience working with children, adults, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma, abuse, crime victimization, and immigration/acculturation issues. The clientele I serve is mainly Spanish-speaking Immigrants. My therapeutic approach is to create a positive, humanistic relationship and environment to help you process and resolve those difficulties and strive for balance in your life. I use positive communication to create a safe and nurturing session environment.
(818) 452-2262 View (818) 452-2262
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Judy Manfredi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
My name is Judy Manfredi. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I have provided therapeutic services for 12 years in both non-profit and county organizations throughout my career. I worked with adolescents on a grant from the State of California in Child Abuse Treatment for the first nine years of my career. I help support adolescents, teens, adults and dependent adults, and LBGTQ+ who struggle with trauma anxiety, depression, grief, ADD/ADHD, anger, gender/sexual orientation, and relationship issues. I come from a background of utilizing CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, and EMDR modalities.
My name is Judy Manfredi. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I have provided therapeutic services for 12 years in both non-profit and county organizations throughout my career. I worked with adolescents on a grant from the State of California in Child Abuse Treatment for the first nine years of my career. I help support adolescents, teens, adults and dependent adults, and LBGTQ+ who struggle with trauma anxiety, depression, grief, ADD/ADHD, anger, gender/sexual orientation, and relationship issues. I come from a background of utilizing CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, and EMDR modalities.
(818) 873-2966 View (818) 873-2966
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Joyce Mayne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focused on working together with my clients to find a path where they can better navigate through life. I believe the key to successful and effective therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. My goal is to provide you with a safe and trusted space where we can explore your feelings and thoughts in a judgement free environment. It is my hope to help you find skills and coping tools to relieve your anxiety, stress and pain so you can grow and develop.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focused on working together with my clients to find a path where they can better navigate through life. I believe the key to successful and effective therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. My goal is to provide you with a safe and trusted space where we can explore your feelings and thoughts in a judgement free environment. It is my hope to help you find skills and coping tools to relieve your anxiety, stress and pain so you can grow and develop.
(818) 659-9487 View (818) 659-9487
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Katherine M Fleisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist providing individual therapy to people seeking support. I have been working in mental health for over 20 years as a Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Program Director with community non-profits serving underserved and Latino communities. Currently I am focusing on providing a safe space to those finding themselves with anxiety, depression and/or trauma.
Welcome, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist providing individual therapy to people seeking support. I have been working in mental health for over 20 years as a Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Program Director with community non-profits serving underserved and Latino communities. Currently I am focusing on providing a safe space to those finding themselves with anxiety, depression and/or trauma.
(747) 326-5040 View (747) 326-5040
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Ayat Madi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
Ayat Madi, LCSW Seeking mental health services is the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. Whether you're struggling to feel understood, trying to cope with everyday stressors, working on personal relationships or simply need a weekly check-in, I am here to provide you with guidance and support. I work with all clients that feel ready to make changes and focus on particular goals. I provide the upmost respect and unbiased environment to ensure a safe space for my clients.
Ayat Madi, LCSW Seeking mental health services is the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. Whether you're struggling to feel understood, trying to cope with everyday stressors, working on personal relationships or simply need a weekly check-in, I am here to provide you with guidance and support. I work with all clients that feel ready to make changes and focus on particular goals. I provide the upmost respect and unbiased environment to ensure a safe space for my clients.
(747) 252-5347 View (747) 252-5347
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Shira Rebibo LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Shira Rebibo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English and Biology at Sonoma State University and received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling, Depth Psychology, and evidence-based practices at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Shira has enjoyed working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and behavioral issues. Shira enjoys working with children, teenagers, families and adults.
Shira Rebibo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English and Biology at Sonoma State University and received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling, Depth Psychology, and evidence-based practices at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Shira has enjoyed working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and behavioral issues. Shira enjoys working with children, teenagers, families and adults.
(626) 765-3206 View (626) 765-3206
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Karre Kern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
A warm welcome to you, I'm Karre Kern! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Notary Public providing Telehealth in California, Maine, Virginia, and Florida. My practice supports ages 9 years and up with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, stress, and trauma. I primarily utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and have more than 20 years of experience helping facilitate positive change within a diverse clientele.
A warm welcome to you, I'm Karre Kern! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Notary Public providing Telehealth in California, Maine, Virginia, and Florida. My practice supports ages 9 years and up with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, stress, and trauma. I primarily utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and have more than 20 years of experience helping facilitate positive change within a diverse clientele.
(818) 699-0190 View (818) 699-0190
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Farimah Khalilifard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335  (Online Only)
Hi, My name is Farimah Khalilifard and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, addiction and mental health challenges helping them grow, be in control of their emotions and making positive changes in their lives.
Hi, My name is Farimah Khalilifard and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, addiction and mental health challenges helping them grow, be in control of their emotions and making positive changes in their lives.
(747) 239-5246 View (747) 239-5246
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M. Anthony Owliaie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
Not accepting new clients
I believe getting this far is half the battle. The rest of the journey will be in what we discover together. So congratulations on valuing your own personal growth. If you find yourself in a fog of emotions that you can't get out of we can work together to figure out a better path. I have extensive experience working with adults, teens, and families in various settings. No matter what point you are in life, you can work toward a better sense of self and build towards improved insight and empathy towards yourself, others, and your environment.
I believe getting this far is half the battle. The rest of the journey will be in what we discover together. So congratulations on valuing your own personal growth. If you find yourself in a fog of emotions that you can't get out of we can work together to figure out a better path. I have extensive experience working with adults, teens, and families in various settings. No matter what point you are in life, you can work toward a better sense of self and build towards improved insight and empathy towards yourself, others, and your environment.
(747) 269-6768 View (747) 269-6768
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Maritess Florez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
I'm Maritess "Tess" Florez, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist working with CA clients via telehealth. I work mostly with individuals from adolescents to adults, as well as parents/children ages 3-8. I also see couples and offer family sessions as needed. I work from a trauma-informed lens and may utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Narrative Therapy, as well as various somatic-based interventions.
I'm Maritess "Tess" Florez, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist working with CA clients via telehealth. I work mostly with individuals from adolescents to adults, as well as parents/children ages 3-8. I also see couples and offer family sessions as needed. I work from a trauma-informed lens and may utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Narrative Therapy, as well as various somatic-based interventions.
(818) 797-9023 View (818) 797-9023
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Gisela Mondragon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
Hi there, I'm Gisela! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, anger, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. In my work with clients, I use some leading psychological modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and psychodynamic. I would describe my style as warm and supportive. I will support you in finding the root of the problem and heal any parts of you that need to be healed. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
Hi there, I'm Gisela! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, anger, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. In my work with clients, I use some leading psychological modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and psychodynamic. I would describe my style as warm and supportive. I will support you in finding the root of the problem and heal any parts of you that need to be healed. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
(747) 293-4738 View (747) 293-4738
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Shalyse Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
I am Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and love working one on one with my clients to figure out how to best meet their mental health goals. I use multiple techniques and methodologies, tailoring the therapeutic experience to your unique needs. I welcome feedback as part of the journey to make sure you are getting the help you are looking for; this is your therapy after all! I have expertise in working with adults of all ages and teens/children, primarily with depression, anxiety, life transition struggles and/or relationship challenges. I look forward to working with you!
I am Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and love working one on one with my clients to figure out how to best meet their mental health goals. I use multiple techniques and methodologies, tailoring the therapeutic experience to your unique needs. I welcome feedback as part of the journey to make sure you are getting the help you are looking for; this is your therapy after all! I have expertise in working with adults of all ages and teens/children, primarily with depression, anxiety, life transition struggles and/or relationship challenges. I look forward to working with you!
(818) 938-8591 View (818) 938-8591
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Shirley Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
I am a licensed therapist who is a compassionate and motivated individual with excellent listening skills, capable of quickly building rapport with clients. With over 12 years of experience, I have worked extensively with clients dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief. I also have extensive experience with neurodivergent clients, such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Some clients are comfortable just being heard by their therapist, and others might seek a transformative process utilizing unique tools from specific modalities.
I am a licensed therapist who is a compassionate and motivated individual with excellent listening skills, capable of quickly building rapport with clients. With over 12 years of experience, I have worked extensively with clients dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief. I also have extensive experience with neurodivergent clients, such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Some clients are comfortable just being heard by their therapist, and others might seek a transformative process utilizing unique tools from specific modalities.
(818) 450-5830 View (818) 450-5830
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Elena Stukova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
Hi, my name is Elena Wang. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe, the success of therapy greatly depends on the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the patient. This is why I focus on connecting and creating a safe space to help you share, explore your life, and find ways to improve it. I work with people from various backgrounds including tech workers juggling demanding jobs with personal life, immigrants grappling with a cultural shift and its impact on their identity, and those in crisis seeking relief from their pain.
Hi, my name is Elena Wang. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe, the success of therapy greatly depends on the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the patient. This is why I focus on connecting and creating a safe space to help you share, explore your life, and find ways to improve it. I work with people from various backgrounds including tech workers juggling demanding jobs with personal life, immigrants grappling with a cultural shift and its impact on their identity, and those in crisis seeking relief from their pain.
(818) 862-3363 View (818) 862-3363
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Yuki Yoshida
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Reseda, Los Angeles, CA 91335
My name is Yuki Yoshida and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Orange County and work with clients via telehealth. I work with individual adults and focus on communication, stress management, depression, and anxiety. I enjoy meeting clients where they are on their own unique journey and joining them in finding ways to empower themselves. I have enjoyed working most with individual adults who are dealing with life transitions and adjusting to different life situations. Oftentimes these changes can cause symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and stress.
My name is Yuki Yoshida and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Orange County and work with clients via telehealth. I work with individual adults and focus on communication, stress management, depression, and anxiety. I enjoy meeting clients where they are on their own unique journey and joining them in finding ways to empower themselves. I have enjoyed working most with individual adults who are dealing with life transitions and adjusting to different life situations. Oftentimes these changes can cause symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and stress.
(818) 722-6294 View (818) 722-6294

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Number of Therapists in Reseda, Los Angeles, CA

60+

Average cost per session

$180

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

95% Depression
92% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
66% Family Conflict
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Optum

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

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Reseda, 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.