Therapists in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA

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Danielle Nay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPCC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? These can be symptoms of your life being impacted by past events. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Together we will create a safe space where you can feel and be heard. As we explore and reprocess past traumas, we begin to lighten the emotional burden we’ve carried, and sense of relief is experienced. I utilize EMDR, CBT, mindfulness and other approaches to assist adolescents and adults with developing insight and feeling empowered to change behaviors and thoughts that no longer serve them.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? These can be symptoms of your life being impacted by past events. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Together we will create a safe space where you can feel and be heard. As we explore and reprocess past traumas, we begin to lighten the emotional burden we’ve carried, and sense of relief is experienced. I utilize EMDR, CBT, mindfulness and other approaches to assist adolescents and adults with developing insight and feeling empowered to change behaviors and thoughts that no longer serve them.
(949) 271-7803 View (949) 271-7803
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Christina Grudzinski Nail
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Relationships affect our quality of life, but loving relationships can feel so hard! You may be struggling with a variety of issues, such as low desire, erectile dysfunction, orgasm difficulties, pain, miscommunication, or infidelity. At the heart of these issues there is often a struggle to feel connected to yourself and your partner. This often results in feeling insecure, frustrated, neglected, or confused about what you or your partner want and need in sex and relating. There is a science to love and sex with practical interventions.
Relationships affect our quality of life, but loving relationships can feel so hard! You may be struggling with a variety of issues, such as low desire, erectile dysfunction, orgasm difficulties, pain, miscommunication, or infidelity. At the heart of these issues there is often a struggle to feel connected to yourself and your partner. This often results in feeling insecure, frustrated, neglected, or confused about what you or your partner want and need in sex and relating. There is a science to love and sex with practical interventions.
(310) 317-7084 View (310) 317-7084
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Nia J. Henderson, Center for Mindful Living LA
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." (Maya Angelou) I understand that as we experience life we will inevitably encounter obstacles and stressors that challenge us to change. I also believe these moments present opportunities for transformation. I recognize that life transitions and personal experiences can sometimes be overwhelming, however they can also be valuable seasons with the potential to generate "peak and valley" experiences that can alter our life course.
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." (Maya Angelou) I understand that as we experience life we will inevitably encounter obstacles and stressors that challenge us to change. I also believe these moments present opportunities for transformation. I recognize that life transitions and personal experiences can sometimes be overwhelming, however they can also be valuable seasons with the potential to generate "peak and valley" experiences that can alter our life course.
(310) 421-4476 View (310) 421-4476
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Westside Wellness & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Welcome to Westside Wellness & Therapy! My name is Mariane Makkar, LCSW and I believe that the success of my clients is their commitment to therapy. This is the client’s biggest accomplishment, beginning something that they likely thought was impossible. I support my clients by helping them reduce the intensity of their symptoms by developing healthy coping skills. Similarly, when clients can set clear, specific goals they become attainable. Self-acceptance is also success for my clients. Once my clients have developed self-acceptance, then they can understand their feelings and emotions.
Welcome to Westside Wellness & Therapy! My name is Mariane Makkar, LCSW and I believe that the success of my clients is their commitment to therapy. This is the client’s biggest accomplishment, beginning something that they likely thought was impossible. I support my clients by helping them reduce the intensity of their symptoms by developing healthy coping skills. Similarly, when clients can set clear, specific goals they become attainable. Self-acceptance is also success for my clients. Once my clients have developed self-acceptance, then they can understand their feelings and emotions.
(818) 431-2723 View (818) 431-2723
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Daniel D Sadigh
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Individual psychotherapy can be a challenging process, one that fosters your emotional awareness and psychological development. It allows you to work through issues that give rise to depression and anxiety, and enables you to grieve the many losses and disappointments that continue to live within you. As your therapist, I am committed to help you resolve all life, career, family, and relationship difficulties or transitions. Your greatest potentials are within you. Together we will reach your individual goals.
Individual psychotherapy can be a challenging process, one that fosters your emotional awareness and psychological development. It allows you to work through issues that give rise to depression and anxiety, and enables you to grieve the many losses and disappointments that continue to live within you. As your therapist, I am committed to help you resolve all life, career, family, and relationship difficulties or transitions. Your greatest potentials are within you. Together we will reach your individual goals.
(310) 776-6186 x2 View (310) 776-6186 x2
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Laurel Salmon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma can be hard to navigate on one’s own. Through the use of integrative modalities, my goal is to help you find your way so that you can manage symptoms, feel your best, discover who you truly are, and move forward in the direction of your dreams whereby your past no longer holds you back. Using warmth and compassion, I also aim to provide trauma-informed care to discuss your struggles without judgment and safely process unresolved trauma and feelings.
Experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma can be hard to navigate on one’s own. Through the use of integrative modalities, my goal is to help you find your way so that you can manage symptoms, feel your best, discover who you truly are, and move forward in the direction of your dreams whereby your past no longer holds you back. Using warmth and compassion, I also aim to provide trauma-informed care to discuss your struggles without judgment and safely process unresolved trauma and feelings.
(310) 856-9119 View (310) 856-9119
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Mariam L. Moini
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
(310) 906-2565 View (310) 906-2565
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Cristina Demarti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Life is an amazing adventure that can present many challenges. Through a whole person care approach, you will be empowered, nurtured and supported as you make lifestyle changes that promote healing, health, and wellness. When you meet me, you will find that I am an open, honest, easy to talk to person. I will cultivate a safe, empathetic, nurturing, culturally sensitive therapeutic environment for you to grow through self-exploration as you gain insight, understanding, and deeper knowledge about yourself and the patterns that hinder your quality of life.
Life is an amazing adventure that can present many challenges. Through a whole person care approach, you will be empowered, nurtured and supported as you make lifestyle changes that promote healing, health, and wellness. When you meet me, you will find that I am an open, honest, easy to talk to person. I will cultivate a safe, empathetic, nurturing, culturally sensitive therapeutic environment for you to grow through self-exploration as you gain insight, understanding, and deeper knowledge about yourself and the patterns that hinder your quality of life.
(424) 380-7547 View (424) 380-7547
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Margaret Hartmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Adolescence can be a time of intense emotional struggle affecting the whole individual and those around them. Through processing the underlying issues, whether that is trauma, anxiety, depression, family dynamics, etc., clients can learn to embrace this unique time in their life to overcome challenges, discover their true worth, and live boldly according to their values. With compassion and authenticity, my approach to therapy focuses on providing a safe space for adolescents to address their struggles while finding hope and meaning for their future.
Adolescence can be a time of intense emotional struggle affecting the whole individual and those around them. Through processing the underlying issues, whether that is trauma, anxiety, depression, family dynamics, etc., clients can learn to embrace this unique time in their life to overcome challenges, discover their true worth, and live boldly according to their values. With compassion and authenticity, my approach to therapy focuses on providing a safe space for adolescents to address their struggles while finding hope and meaning for their future.
(762) 226-2104 View (762) 226-2104
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Hannah Rose Bernstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
I specialize in working with intelligent, high-achieving individuals who find themselves encountering risk, burnout or both. More often than not, a strong drive is correlated with a nervous system that was forged in a childhood of trauma. Seeking stimulus may serve you in your professional life while it simultaneously hinders you in your personal life. I provide deep witnessing as you move through crisis, and don't shy away from intensity. Pairing that with research-based interventions to rewire and shift the nervous system will empower you to move from a place of pain into one of purpose.
I specialize in working with intelligent, high-achieving individuals who find themselves encountering risk, burnout or both. More often than not, a strong drive is correlated with a nervous system that was forged in a childhood of trauma. Seeking stimulus may serve you in your professional life while it simultaneously hinders you in your personal life. I provide deep witnessing as you move through crisis, and don't shy away from intensity. Pairing that with research-based interventions to rewire and shift the nervous system will empower you to move from a place of pain into one of purpose.
(310) 362-5160 View (310) 362-5160
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Marcelle Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPH, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by relationship issues, people-pleasing, emotional responses, or planned or unexpected change? These experiences show up in many ways of life, and it looks different for everyone. Maybe you care deeply, but aren’t always in the most supportive environments, personally or professionally. You might question yourself often and might even feel like an imposter. Perhaps you are grounded, but this life transition is pulling the rug out beneath you. It’s hard to not take it personally and listen to those negative thoughts, anxiety further instills them. My couples work focuses on mothers and adult daughters.
Do you feel overwhelmed by relationship issues, people-pleasing, emotional responses, or planned or unexpected change? These experiences show up in many ways of life, and it looks different for everyone. Maybe you care deeply, but aren’t always in the most supportive environments, personally or professionally. You might question yourself often and might even feel like an imposter. Perhaps you are grounded, but this life transition is pulling the rug out beneath you. It’s hard to not take it personally and listen to those negative thoughts, anxiety further instills them. My couples work focuses on mothers and adult daughters.
(424) 326-1651 View (424) 326-1651
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COPE Psychological Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
COPE Psychological Center is an outpatient mental health treatment center focused on providing individualized evidence-based treatment for a variety of presenting concerns. We are a generalist treatment center that is able to provide a breadth of services, but our providers have particular specialties in treating trauma, addiction, and general mood disorders (e.g. depression and anxiety) for both individuals, couples, and families. We know how difficult it can be to find the right therapist and to find the right treatment, which is why our goal is to create a safe space where you get both in one place. Our providers are trained and certified in many treatments designed to help meet your needs. We aim to integrate the skills and foundations of these treatments to your personalized needs, so that you can have the skills, tools, and insights necessary for you to move your life in the direction you desire.
COPE Psychological Center is an outpatient mental health treatment center focused on providing individualized evidence-based treatment for a variety of presenting concerns. We are a generalist treatment center that is able to provide a breadth of services, but our providers have particular specialties in treating trauma, addiction, and general mood disorders (e.g. depression and anxiety) for both individuals, couples, and families. We know how difficult it can be to find the right therapist and to find the right treatment, which is why our goal is to create a safe space where you get both in one place. Our providers are trained and certified in many treatments designed to help meet your needs. We aim to integrate the skills and foundations of these treatments to your personalized needs, so that you can have the skills, tools, and insights necessary for you to move your life in the direction you desire.
(310) 361-6299 View (310) 361-6299
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Marcos Andrade
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90064
What's holding you back from starting your journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling life? I'm all about embracing authenticity and diving into your experiences and future aspirations. My approach is sincere and down-to-earth, bringing warmth, genuineness, and inclusivity into our therapy sessions together. I believe that therapy is a team effort where your needs and goals are what matter most. Clients like you can feel comfortable knowing I'm here to help you with compassion, creating a space where you can truly be yourself. I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. ¡Hablo español!
What's holding you back from starting your journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling life? I'm all about embracing authenticity and diving into your experiences and future aspirations. My approach is sincere and down-to-earth, bringing warmth, genuineness, and inclusivity into our therapy sessions together. I believe that therapy is a team effort where your needs and goals are what matter most. Clients like you can feel comfortable knowing I'm here to help you with compassion, creating a space where you can truly be yourself. I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. ¡Hablo español!
(310) 907-9456 View (310) 907-9456
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Transform Therapy Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Transform Therapy Services offers Virtual Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Embodied Trauma Recovery throughout California.
Transform Therapy Services offers Virtual Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Embodied Trauma Recovery throughout California.
(424) 625-7538 View (424) 625-7538
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Christopher Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Life is a journey of many ups and downs with many bumps in the road along the way. I specialize in helping people with those bumps. When I began working in this field I treated adults whom have problems with substance abuse. As I worked with this population I realized that many of my clients were dealing with a plethora of other mental health issues. I continued to refine my skills in therapy I then spent a few years working primarily with children (as young as toddlers through adolescence)also with their parents and families as well. This taught me that many problems people have as adults can begin when they are very young.
Life is a journey of many ups and downs with many bumps in the road along the way. I specialize in helping people with those bumps. When I began working in this field I treated adults whom have problems with substance abuse. As I worked with this population I realized that many of my clients were dealing with a plethora of other mental health issues. I continued to refine my skills in therapy I then spent a few years working primarily with children (as young as toddlers through adolescence)also with their parents and families as well. This taught me that many problems people have as adults can begin when they are very young.
(818) 659-2812 View (818) 659-2812
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Jessica Leigh Robinson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Jessie's current work focuses on supporting children, adolescents, and adults within the context of individual, family, and/or couples therapy. Together, they collaborate on the goals while receiving valuable tools and skills to cope with life challenges, gain empowerment, repair relationships, and develop agency, both within and outside the therapy room. Jessie specializes in a wide range of issues, including complex trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, self-worth, relationships, phase of life transitions, parenthood, self-esteem, and body image.
Jessie's current work focuses on supporting children, adolescents, and adults within the context of individual, family, and/or couples therapy. Together, they collaborate on the goals while receiving valuable tools and skills to cope with life challenges, gain empowerment, repair relationships, and develop agency, both within and outside the therapy room. Jessie specializes in a wide range of issues, including complex trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, self-worth, relationships, phase of life transitions, parenthood, self-esteem, and body image.
(310) 683-5411 View (310) 683-5411
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Dr. Holiday Healing Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Have you and your partner been frustrated by having the same argument over and over again? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, life transitions, or stress in your daily life? Do you get triggered by things in your environment that remind you of a stressful past event? If this sounds like you, then you have come to the right place. My approach to therapy is warm, compassionate, and nonjudgemental. I strive to help clients utilize their strengths and improve their coping using evidence-based practices.
Have you and your partner been frustrated by having the same argument over and over again? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, life transitions, or stress in your daily life? Do you get triggered by things in your environment that remind you of a stressful past event? If this sounds like you, then you have come to the right place. My approach to therapy is warm, compassionate, and nonjudgemental. I strive to help clients utilize their strengths and improve their coping using evidence-based practices.
(310) 919-1598 View (310) 919-1598
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Joseph D Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hi! Are you feeling worried, stressed, or depressed? Are you becoming hopeless about your ability to overcome life's struggles? If so, there is hope, and you deserve a safe and supportive relationship to heal the impact of life. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY33549) and have helped many with similar struggles. I work with each client with compassion and understanding to help them build on their strengths, facilitate personal growth, and achieve greater life satisfaction. We all have a life story—a set of experiences that makes us unique. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your life story, values, and goals.
Hi! Are you feeling worried, stressed, or depressed? Are you becoming hopeless about your ability to overcome life's struggles? If so, there is hope, and you deserve a safe and supportive relationship to heal the impact of life. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY33549) and have helped many with similar struggles. I work with each client with compassion and understanding to help them build on their strengths, facilitate personal growth, and achieve greater life satisfaction. We all have a life story—a set of experiences that makes us unique. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your life story, values, and goals.
(310) 469-5775 View (310) 469-5775
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Trish Haight
Marriage & Family Therapist, SEP, CSAT, CCPS, CPTT, DSTT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Waitlist for new clients
I am a trauma specialist working with developmental, relational, and shock traumas. Relationship is what we long for from our deep selves. From birth, our instinct is to connect in order to feel safety, comfort, and wholeness. This yearning moves with us throughout our lives. Connection gives us a sense of belonging and of being "okay". Be it the relationship with self, body, others, and life experience, the connection and flow of it is vital for healthy functioning. When the connection is blocked, frozen, or severed, a whole-self cannot thrive. Reconnecting is essential for our authentic self-expressions.
I am a trauma specialist working with developmental, relational, and shock traumas. Relationship is what we long for from our deep selves. From birth, our instinct is to connect in order to feel safety, comfort, and wholeness. This yearning moves with us throughout our lives. Connection gives us a sense of belonging and of being "okay". Be it the relationship with self, body, others, and life experience, the connection and flow of it is vital for healthy functioning. When the connection is blocked, frozen, or severed, a whole-self cannot thrive. Reconnecting is essential for our authentic self-expressions.
(424) 294-8937 View (424) 294-8937
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Savannah L Hamilton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Reaching out for help is a courageous milestone. Who you choose to invite into your journey is a very important decision. That’s why I believe the strength of the therapeutic relationship is essential for transformation, empowerment, and healing to take place. I utilize my empathetic and relational oriented style to form authentic alliances during this life changing work. I use approaches from evidence-based theories including Psychodynamic, CBT and Feminist Theory. Our environments influence us heavily which is why I observe each human experience uniquely through the lenses of societal and cultural realities.
Reaching out for help is a courageous milestone. Who you choose to invite into your journey is a very important decision. That’s why I believe the strength of the therapeutic relationship is essential for transformation, empowerment, and healing to take place. I utilize my empathetic and relational oriented style to form authentic alliances during this life changing work. I use approaches from evidence-based theories including Psychodynamic, CBT and Feminist Theory. Our environments influence us heavily which is why I observe each human experience uniquely through the lenses of societal and cultural realities.
(310) 943-1062 View (310) 943-1062
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Number of Therapists in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$160

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

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
58% Grief
54% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% Optum
73% Aetna

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

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Sawtelle, Los Angeles?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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