Therapists in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Photo of Elizabeth Rubio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Rubio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90029  (Online Only)
Hey there! Have you ever noticed how your emotions can sometimes go on a wild ride with your menstrual cycle? It’s like you’re dealing with a different version of yourself every month. Maybe you’ve observed shifts in self-confidence, moments of self-doubt, and mood swings that seem to come out of nowhere in the lead-up to your period. It's like a monthly battle with yourself that is taking a toll on your mind, body, and relationships. You suddenly question all your life choices. And, to top it off, the bloating and pain don’t help. Well, know that you’re not alone.
Hey there! Have you ever noticed how your emotions can sometimes go on a wild ride with your menstrual cycle? It’s like you’re dealing with a different version of yourself every month. Maybe you’ve observed shifts in self-confidence, moments of self-doubt, and mood swings that seem to come out of nowhere in the lead-up to your period. It's like a monthly battle with yourself that is taking a toll on your mind, body, and relationships. You suddenly question all your life choices. And, to top it off, the bloating and pain don’t help. Well, know that you’re not alone.
(818) 975-3471 View (818) 975-3471
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Siobhan Chamoun
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Managing our emotional world can be tough. My aim is to help you gain a better understanding of how your experiences have impacted the way you approach life and identify areas that need adjustment to reduce stress and increase balance. The safe space I create with my clients is designed to increase openness and authenticity, deepen self-awareness, and turn it into action toward their goals. I approach each client uniquely and help my clients develop coping skills based on their individual needs. Some skills include somatic experiencing to help nervous system regulation, CBT, and mindfulness/meditation techniques.
Managing our emotional world can be tough. My aim is to help you gain a better understanding of how your experiences have impacted the way you approach life and identify areas that need adjustment to reduce stress and increase balance. The safe space I create with my clients is designed to increase openness and authenticity, deepen self-awareness, and turn it into action toward their goals. I approach each client uniquely and help my clients develop coping skills based on their individual needs. Some skills include somatic experiencing to help nervous system regulation, CBT, and mindfulness/meditation techniques.
(747) 271-2258 View (747) 271-2258
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Sara Solomon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
With mindful awareness as a foundation, we build a relationship in a safe and nurturing environment. I provide coping skills as we identify triggers and toxic patterns that may interfere with your well-being. My approach to therapy is individualized and collaborative, so once we identify such triggers and patterns, I then create a treatment plan designed to help you. For over twelve years I've worked with adults, teens, couples, and families who struggle with feeling 'stuck', anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, low self-worth, conflict resolution, codependency and addiction.
With mindful awareness as a foundation, we build a relationship in a safe and nurturing environment. I provide coping skills as we identify triggers and toxic patterns that may interfere with your well-being. My approach to therapy is individualized and collaborative, so once we identify such triggers and patterns, I then create a treatment plan designed to help you. For over twelve years I've worked with adults, teens, couples, and families who struggle with feeling 'stuck', anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, low self-worth, conflict resolution, codependency and addiction.
(818) 330-4768 View (818) 330-4768
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Victoria Maria Gerdts
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Welcome! I provide support to individuals, couples, kink, and various polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous relational structures to guide them toward sexual wellness and health with an emphasis on communication, pleasure, and intimacy. I am also an avid advocate for combatting stigma in regard to STI/STDs, providing education on safe disclosures, and anxiety surrounding initial diagnoses. I've worked with folks with disabilities and chronic illness/pain, sex workers, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, LGBTQIA+, reproductive and perinatal issues, and those struggling with cultural identity and religious trauma.
Welcome! I provide support to individuals, couples, kink, and various polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous relational structures to guide them toward sexual wellness and health with an emphasis on communication, pleasure, and intimacy. I am also an avid advocate for combatting stigma in regard to STI/STDs, providing education on safe disclosures, and anxiety surrounding initial diagnoses. I've worked with folks with disabilities and chronic illness/pain, sex workers, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, LGBTQIA+, reproductive and perinatal issues, and those struggling with cultural identity and religious trauma.
(818) 918-2496 View (818) 918-2496
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Morgan Rebane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about holding a non-judgmental environment in which clients are able to explore healing and growth as they reconnect with their values and strengths.
I'm passionate about holding a non-judgmental environment in which clients are able to explore healing and growth as they reconnect with their values and strengths.
(323) 641-4808 View (323) 641-4808
Photo of Kate Tepper, Psychologist in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA
Kate Tepper
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90026
My approach focuses on helping individuals achieve not only relief from distress, but to develop more flexibility and clarity of thoughts and feelings. This awareness opens up a greater capacity for joy, self-compassion, and groundedness. I seek to create a safe atmosphere while encouraging open exploration. This process fosters lasting growth and internal change that can free you to live a more rewarding life with deeper connection and meaning. I work at Silver Lake Psychotherapy, a private practice setting near Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater, and Downtown LA.
My approach focuses on helping individuals achieve not only relief from distress, but to develop more flexibility and clarity of thoughts and feelings. This awareness opens up a greater capacity for joy, self-compassion, and groundedness. I seek to create a safe atmosphere while encouraging open exploration. This process fosters lasting growth and internal change that can free you to live a more rewarding life with deeper connection and meaning. I work at Silver Lake Psychotherapy, a private practice setting near Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater, and Downtown LA.
(213) 322-1192 View (213) 322-1192
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Eric Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Hi I'm Eric. My clients describe me as easy to talk to, open, and compassionate. I see my role as unlocking the healer within you, developing a plan for change, and transforming new insights into lasting growth. I specialize in working with people who are tired and overwhelmed by their addictive and compulsive behaviors. Together we can develop a plan to build social and emotional supports, along with changing how you view yourself, and bring a new positive mental framework.
Hi I'm Eric. My clients describe me as easy to talk to, open, and compassionate. I see my role as unlocking the healer within you, developing a plan for change, and transforming new insights into lasting growth. I specialize in working with people who are tired and overwhelmed by their addictive and compulsive behaviors. Together we can develop a plan to build social and emotional supports, along with changing how you view yourself, and bring a new positive mental framework.
(323) 521-5653 View (323) 521-5653
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Lisa Mary Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
I help couples and adults who feel stagnate in their relationships, careers, emotional lives, or personal paths. Therapy provides a structure to explore these challenges and transform obstacles into opportunities, connection and intimacy. I am trained in verbal psychotherapy and drama therapy, which incorporates creativity, body awareness, and mindfulness into healing. With support and guidance, all of us can move through difficult stressful periods and reconnect to a richer sense of purpose and meaning.
I help couples and adults who feel stagnate in their relationships, careers, emotional lives, or personal paths. Therapy provides a structure to explore these challenges and transform obstacles into opportunities, connection and intimacy. I am trained in verbal psychotherapy and drama therapy, which incorporates creativity, body awareness, and mindfulness into healing. With support and guidance, all of us can move through difficult stressful periods and reconnect to a richer sense of purpose and meaning.
(213) 766-0409 View (213) 766-0409
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Leslie Kolb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Are you having a difficult time navigating changes in life that others seem to take in stride? Do you feel stuck in the same patterns that are no longer serving you? Are you struggling to maintain personal or professional relationships? You don't have to figure this out alone! I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which to set goals, identify and process emotions, increase healthy communication skills, deepen insight, expand your sense of self, and affect positive change in your life. Together we will tailor your therapy sessions to fit your individual needs.
Are you having a difficult time navigating changes in life that others seem to take in stride? Do you feel stuck in the same patterns that are no longer serving you? Are you struggling to maintain personal or professional relationships? You don't have to figure this out alone! I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which to set goals, identify and process emotions, increase healthy communication skills, deepen insight, expand your sense of self, and affect positive change in your life. Together we will tailor your therapy sessions to fit your individual needs.
(424) 353-3572 View (424) 353-3572
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Matt Casper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA MFT
Verified Verified
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
My work is based on direct and honest communication informed by curiosity, empathy and mindfulness. I help my clients discover the roots of thoughts, feelings and behaviors while also identifying ways to encourage healing, growth and change. I have training and experience working with a diverse population, especially those in the creative fields. I work with individual adults struggling with a variety of life challenges including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, creative blocks and struggles in relationship. I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative experience, and that we participate in a journey together.
My work is based on direct and honest communication informed by curiosity, empathy and mindfulness. I help my clients discover the roots of thoughts, feelings and behaviors while also identifying ways to encourage healing, growth and change. I have training and experience working with a diverse population, especially those in the creative fields. I work with individual adults struggling with a variety of life challenges including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, creative blocks and struggles in relationship. I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative experience, and that we participate in a journey together.
(818) 962-1045 View (818) 962-1045
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Melissa Satram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re not enough? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Do you feel stuck and triggered by childhood trauma? The symptoms of trauma include anxiety, depression, high conflict relationships, occupational impairment, addiction, and much more. I believe therapy can help you develop a more self-awareness and actionable plan to alleviate these symptoms. I specialized in working with people who are willing to explore past, present, and future challenges and to find tools for personal growth.
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re not enough? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Do you feel stuck and triggered by childhood trauma? The symptoms of trauma include anxiety, depression, high conflict relationships, occupational impairment, addiction, and much more. I believe therapy can help you develop a more self-awareness and actionable plan to alleviate these symptoms. I specialized in working with people who are willing to explore past, present, and future challenges and to find tools for personal growth.
(818) 390-9143 View (818) 390-9143
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Aaron Freshour
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Existing can be difficult. Tolerating the pressures of personal and societal histories can leave you feeling stuck; add figuring out meaning and purpose of life, and things get overwhelming. Using a straightforward, interactive style (with plenty of humor) I will assist you in bringing a new understanding to issues from the past that limit and color the present. I create a collaborative space where we make sense of all the unknowns of life; whether you are looking to heal shame, trauma, or heal anxiety or grief, I will help you can make the changes necessary to make living a bit easier and move through life with more grace.
Existing can be difficult. Tolerating the pressures of personal and societal histories can leave you feeling stuck; add figuring out meaning and purpose of life, and things get overwhelming. Using a straightforward, interactive style (with plenty of humor) I will assist you in bringing a new understanding to issues from the past that limit and color the present. I create a collaborative space where we make sense of all the unknowns of life; whether you are looking to heal shame, trauma, or heal anxiety or grief, I will help you can make the changes necessary to make living a bit easier and move through life with more grace.
(213) 516-6130 View (213) 516-6130
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Alan Dybner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
For over twelve years, I've been seeing clients (both individuals and couples) and my goal has always been to help them achieve meaningful change, whether in getting through a difficult current situation or wanting to break old patterns that keep them from living a more fulfilling life. Some challenges I've helped people overcome include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, feeling stuck in a rut, grief, hopelessness, self-esteem issues, and work-related stress. Exploring these issues with a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental therapist can really help.
For over twelve years, I've been seeing clients (both individuals and couples) and my goal has always been to help them achieve meaningful change, whether in getting through a difficult current situation or wanting to break old patterns that keep them from living a more fulfilling life. Some challenges I've helped people overcome include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, feeling stuck in a rut, grief, hopelessness, self-esteem issues, and work-related stress. Exploring these issues with a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental therapist can really help.
(323) 378-3689 View (323) 378-3689
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Jordan Petitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
I want you to know what I already do -- you are enough. There is nothing broken about you. And looking for help (which you’re doing right now!) is evidence of your resilience. I believe that all people are inherently resourceful. So, the work that we’ll be doing together is (re)connecting you to your own inner resources, strengths, and values. We’ll co-create a space where you can explore your tender spots and deepest desires.
I want you to know what I already do -- you are enough. There is nothing broken about you. And looking for help (which you’re doing right now!) is evidence of your resilience. I believe that all people are inherently resourceful. So, the work that we’ll be doing together is (re)connecting you to your own inner resources, strengths, and values. We’ll co-create a space where you can explore your tender spots and deepest desires.
(818) 369-3155 View (818) 369-3155
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Sarah Brock Chavez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
I identify as a queer, femme, Chicana therapist. I provide Psychotherapy that is Intersectional and Trauma-informed treatment. Combining techniques of traditional Psychodynamic Therapy as well as Somatic Therapy together we investigate your past and what is happening currently in your body (physical pain, ailments, sensations) in relation to environmental triggers (systemic racism, queer & trans-phobia, sexism, micro-aggressions), as well as attachment styles that inform your core beliefs to get you to a place of a fully developed and embodied sense of self and well being.
I identify as a queer, femme, Chicana therapist. I provide Psychotherapy that is Intersectional and Trauma-informed treatment. Combining techniques of traditional Psychodynamic Therapy as well as Somatic Therapy together we investigate your past and what is happening currently in your body (physical pain, ailments, sensations) in relation to environmental triggers (systemic racism, queer & trans-phobia, sexism, micro-aggressions), as well as attachment styles that inform your core beliefs to get you to a place of a fully developed and embodied sense of self and well being.
(424) 377-4514 View (424) 377-4514
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Kristen Portney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
I support couples who need help to resolve chronic conflicts, repair after boundary crossing/infidelity, improve communication, and restore intimacy. As an individual therapist I work with folks through anxiety, grief, heartbreak, major life transitions, and issues with self trust, compassion, and forgiveness. I specialize in reproductive mental health encompassing family planning, postpartum, and pregnancy loss. I value the tears, the laughter, the silence, and the uproar in equal measure.
I support couples who need help to resolve chronic conflicts, repair after boundary crossing/infidelity, improve communication, and restore intimacy. As an individual therapist I work with folks through anxiety, grief, heartbreak, major life transitions, and issues with self trust, compassion, and forgiveness. I specialize in reproductive mental health encompassing family planning, postpartum, and pregnancy loss. I value the tears, the laughter, the silence, and the uproar in equal measure.
(510) 902-1356 View (510) 902-1356
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Matthew Spector
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Welcome! My task as your therapist is to first provide a space where you’ll feel free to talk openly and be your truest self. Then, together, we will get to the bottom of whatever it is that may be contributing to the way you're feeling, and collaborate on ways you can begin to feel more at ease, empowered, and in alignment with your personal values, goals, and unique identity. I believe that we all hold the ability to manage life's challenges. To do this, we sometimes need a supportive guide. Enter therapy.
Welcome! My task as your therapist is to first provide a space where you’ll feel free to talk openly and be your truest self. Then, together, we will get to the bottom of whatever it is that may be contributing to the way you're feeling, and collaborate on ways you can begin to feel more at ease, empowered, and in alignment with your personal values, goals, and unique identity. I believe that we all hold the ability to manage life's challenges. To do this, we sometimes need a supportive guide. Enter therapy.
(213) 421-0609 View (213) 421-0609
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Heather J Hall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
My goal as a therapist is to strengthen healthy bonds, relationships and communication within families for children and their parents. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who currently works at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a specialization in school age children and developmental disabilities. I have worked extensively with children who struggle with symptoms of ADHD, depression, anxiety and autism who need support in managing the everyday social complexities that they face within their school, family and community environments.
My goal as a therapist is to strengthen healthy bonds, relationships and communication within families for children and their parents. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who currently works at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a specialization in school age children and developmental disabilities. I have worked extensively with children who struggle with symptoms of ADHD, depression, anxiety and autism who need support in managing the everyday social complexities that they face within their school, family and community environments.
(323) 905-3853 View (323) 905-3853
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Hilary Haldeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
I hold the fundamental belief that a compassionate, reflective and authentically direct therapeutic relationship can help you explore and express the parts of yourself necessary to grow and heal. This can be true for particularly trying periods of life, for emotional health maintenance, or for persistent challenges. I work from a psychodynamic, attachment-focused lens, and utilize a holistic but grounded approach to clarify and address the key memories, limiting beliefs, thoughts and feelings that are at the root cause of distress or discomfort.
I hold the fundamental belief that a compassionate, reflective and authentically direct therapeutic relationship can help you explore and express the parts of yourself necessary to grow and heal. This can be true for particularly trying periods of life, for emotional health maintenance, or for persistent challenges. I work from a psychodynamic, attachment-focused lens, and utilize a holistic but grounded approach to clarify and address the key memories, limiting beliefs, thoughts and feelings that are at the root cause of distress or discomfort.
(323) 285-2144 View (323) 285-2144
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Charlene Hamer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Many of us contend with worry, feelings of failure and stuckness, inadequacy, despair, perfectionism, parenting, grief, and difficulties navigating relational differences. In our work together, we'll identify these problems and determine what they are getting in the way of. Collaborative conversations will allow us to listen for your hopes and values and explore how these reveal new possibilities for making the life you want. Please email me to set up a consultation so I can hear more about your hopes for therapy and answer any questions about the process.
Many of us contend with worry, feelings of failure and stuckness, inadequacy, despair, perfectionism, parenting, grief, and difficulties navigating relational differences. In our work together, we'll identify these problems and determine what they are getting in the way of. Collaborative conversations will allow us to listen for your hopes and values and explore how these reveal new possibilities for making the life you want. Please email me to set up a consultation so I can hear more about your hopes for therapy and answer any questions about the process.
(818) 390-9249 View (818) 390-9249

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Number of Therapists in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

49% Cigna and Evernorth
42% Oscar Health
40% Oxford

How Therapists in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
29% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Silver Lake, 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.