Therapists in Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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Angela Grau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Hello! My name is Angela Grau, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who approaches all clinical work as a collaborative experience moving towards your therapeutic goals. My specialties are life stressors, mood disorders, emotion regulation, self-development, and self-esteem. I typically use an integrated approach with the main focus on cognitive and narrative theories. The way we think and talk about ourselves and the world has major consequences on our feelings and behaviors.
Hello! My name is Angela Grau, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who approaches all clinical work as a collaborative experience moving towards your therapeutic goals. My specialties are life stressors, mood disorders, emotion regulation, self-development, and self-esteem. I typically use an integrated approach with the main focus on cognitive and narrative theories. The way we think and talk about ourselves and the world has major consequences on our feelings and behaviors.
(323) 894-9144 View (323) 894-9144
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Jillian Settle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90011
hi there! I'm Jillian Settle, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California. My primary goal with new clients is to create a safe and supportive environment to process challenging feelings and thoughts and explore issues related to life transitions, anxiety, past trauma, relationship difficulties, and more. These are challenging times and many of us need support. I work from a person-centered lens, which means that I believe you have the capacity and self-knowledge for personal growth. I will start getting to know you using curiosity, empathy, and warmth to ensure you feel seen and heard. T
hi there! I'm Jillian Settle, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California. My primary goal with new clients is to create a safe and supportive environment to process challenging feelings and thoughts and explore issues related to life transitions, anxiety, past trauma, relationship difficulties, and more. These are challenging times and many of us need support. I work from a person-centered lens, which means that I believe you have the capacity and self-knowledge for personal growth. I will start getting to know you using curiosity, empathy, and warmth to ensure you feel seen and heard. T
(424) 372-1534 View (424) 372-1534
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Sharon Driessen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with life stressors? I provide solution-focused therapy utilizing a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT, and EMDR. My approach is positive, optimistic, and accepting. Let me help you walk through life's challenges to become the best version of yourself!
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with life stressors? I provide solution-focused therapy utilizing a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT, and EMDR. My approach is positive, optimistic, and accepting. Let me help you walk through life's challenges to become the best version of yourself!
(424) 398-8980 View (424) 398-8980
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Christine Wenderoth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Therapy can be a creative process. clients see me as someone who is sincerely invested In their best interest and helping to improve their lives. I have a background in education, And I hope you'll view me as a trusted teacher who can help you gain self-awareness . I will tell her therapy to your individual needs, aligned with your story, life experience, and personal growth process. I'll help you identify your thinking patterns and change damaging core beliefs that may be sabotaging how you operate in the world.
Therapy can be a creative process. clients see me as someone who is sincerely invested In their best interest and helping to improve their lives. I have a background in education, And I hope you'll view me as a trusted teacher who can help you gain self-awareness . I will tell her therapy to your individual needs, aligned with your story, life experience, and personal growth process. I'll help you identify your thinking patterns and change damaging core beliefs that may be sabotaging how you operate in the world.
(310) 564-8049 View (310) 564-8049
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Martha Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Hi there, I'm Martha! My name is Martha Baldwin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Stockton, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and young adults specializing in anxiety, depression, stress, using Person-Centered Approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. To help my clients make progress and feel better, in their healing journey.
Hi there, I'm Martha! My name is Martha Baldwin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Stockton, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and young adults specializing in anxiety, depression, stress, using Person-Centered Approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. To help my clients make progress and feel better, in their healing journey.
(323) 618-6167 View (323) 618-6167
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Shalonda K Crawford
Psychologist, ThM, PsyD
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Sometimes it feels like life has dealt a tough hand. Though the sun is always shining, the clouds are sometimes in the way. The rain may at times roll in like a storm. During these times, finding the silver lining all on your own is challenging and it's okay to get the help you need to pull through. Depression, anxiety, trauma, relational issues? I can help. Do you need spiritual or Christian counseling? I can help. Feeling tired or in a rough patch? I can help. Or, are you simply trying to figure out what life is all about? Yup, I can help with that too. www.LifeBrightNow.com
Sometimes it feels like life has dealt a tough hand. Though the sun is always shining, the clouds are sometimes in the way. The rain may at times roll in like a storm. During these times, finding the silver lining all on your own is challenging and it's okay to get the help you need to pull through. Depression, anxiety, trauma, relational issues? I can help. Do you need spiritual or Christian counseling? I can help. Feeling tired or in a rough patch? I can help. Or, are you simply trying to figure out what life is all about? Yup, I can help with that too. www.LifeBrightNow.com
(323) 677-4980 View (323) 677-4980
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Alisa Swenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Hi! My name is Alisa Swenson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am generally laid back in my approach and want our work together to be conversational and focused on what you see your goals as being instead of what I think that they should be. Therapy should be collaborative, and I appreciate feedback on whether you think something is working or not. I have a lot of experiences with children, teens, and adults and focus mostly on depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and parenting/family issues.
Hi! My name is Alisa Swenson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am generally laid back in my approach and want our work together to be conversational and focused on what you see your goals as being instead of what I think that they should be. Therapy should be collaborative, and I appreciate feedback on whether you think something is working or not. I have a lot of experiences with children, teens, and adults and focus mostly on depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and parenting/family issues.
(323) 831-8990 View (323) 831-8990
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Sabrina Gerardo
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself highly self-aware yet still struggling to cope with emotional challenges? I assist individuals in moving from intellectualization to the integration of difficult emotions using somatic therapy and Internal Family Systems techniques. My goal is to help you develop the resources and tools to transition from thinking to truly feeling. I work well with people who are highly sensitive, struggle with perfectionism, and are curious about exploring the parts of themselves that have been shamed and repressed. I help by facilitating empowerment, teaching skills to relearn emotional safety, and centering one's story.
Do you find yourself highly self-aware yet still struggling to cope with emotional challenges? I assist individuals in moving from intellectualization to the integration of difficult emotions using somatic therapy and Internal Family Systems techniques. My goal is to help you develop the resources and tools to transition from thinking to truly feeling. I work well with people who are highly sensitive, struggle with perfectionism, and are curious about exploring the parts of themselves that have been shamed and repressed. I help by facilitating empowerment, teaching skills to relearn emotional safety, and centering one's story.
(424) 544-2329 View (424) 544-2329
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Dennis Pottenger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003
I’m Dennis Pottenger, a marriage and family therapist, and bring to therapy experience guiding clients through dark and sometimes painful places. Over the years I have found that attention to the unconscious enables those who are suffering to transform painful and debilitating conflict, anxiety, depression, or grief into meaning, fulfillment, and greater personal wholeness and authenticity. In psychotherapy sessions I create a safe and welcoming environment, responding to your needs and goals with humanistic, Jungian, psychodynamic, relational, and trauma-informed approaches that are nonjudgmental and non-pathologizing.
I’m Dennis Pottenger, a marriage and family therapist, and bring to therapy experience guiding clients through dark and sometimes painful places. Over the years I have found that attention to the unconscious enables those who are suffering to transform painful and debilitating conflict, anxiety, depression, or grief into meaning, fulfillment, and greater personal wholeness and authenticity. In psychotherapy sessions I create a safe and welcoming environment, responding to your needs and goals with humanistic, Jungian, psychodynamic, relational, and trauma-informed approaches that are nonjudgmental and non-pathologizing.
(323) 800-8707 View (323) 800-8707
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Alex Rivera
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90011  (Online Only)
My approach in therapy is to build a connection with you to be able to uncover a deeper sense of awareness, challenge core beliefs from childhood/adulthood, and motivate you to work towards healing. I challenge my clients to create goals that will have a meaningful and positive impact in their lives. Although therapy can sometimes be short lived, I want to be able to provide you with the tools necessary that will allow you to manage your symptoms (I.e., anxiety, depression, ADHD, a mood disorder, trauma, substance use issues, adjusting to a new chapter in your life, relationship issues), and increase a more joyful life.
My approach in therapy is to build a connection with you to be able to uncover a deeper sense of awareness, challenge core beliefs from childhood/adulthood, and motivate you to work towards healing. I challenge my clients to create goals that will have a meaningful and positive impact in their lives. Although therapy can sometimes be short lived, I want to be able to provide you with the tools necessary that will allow you to manage your symptoms (I.e., anxiety, depression, ADHD, a mood disorder, trauma, substance use issues, adjusting to a new chapter in your life, relationship issues), and increase a more joyful life.
(323) 968-5642 View (323) 968-5642
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Krystal Faraz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Hello there! My name is Krystal Faraz and I’m a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state as well as California. I primarily practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-centered, solution focused therapy (SFT) along with other modalities as indicated. I take a very direct approach with practical skills to help manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. I assist individuals dealing with anxiety and depression.
Hello there! My name is Krystal Faraz and I’m a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state as well as California. I primarily practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-centered, solution focused therapy (SFT) along with other modalities as indicated. I take a very direct approach with practical skills to help manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. I assist individuals dealing with anxiety and depression.
(323) 922-4014 View (323) 922-4014
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Merna Eissa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90011
My name is Merna Eissa and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients via telehealth. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Concordia University, Irvine. I continued my education at Pepperdine University, earning my Master of Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I worked with children, families, and individuals of many ages.
My name is Merna Eissa and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients via telehealth. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Concordia University, Irvine. I continued my education at Pepperdine University, earning my Master of Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I worked with children, families, and individuals of many ages.
(424) 587-0934 View (424) 587-0934
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Lisa LaMoreaux Bergfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Hello, I am Lisa LaMoreaux Bergfeld LMFT. I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages to help them conquer their life's challenges. I am here to help you learn new ways to navigate your journey through life in a healthier and more productive way. During our initial session, I listen to my client's concerns and their reason for seeking therapy at this time. From there we set goals to create some positive change towards the client's goals. I welcome anyone who wants to better themselves and their relationships. I am here to help my clients restore brokenness in any relationship.
Hello, I am Lisa LaMoreaux Bergfeld LMFT. I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages to help them conquer their life's challenges. I am here to help you learn new ways to navigate your journey through life in a healthier and more productive way. During our initial session, I listen to my client's concerns and their reason for seeking therapy at this time. From there we set goals to create some positive change towards the client's goals. I welcome anyone who wants to better themselves and their relationships. I am here to help my clients restore brokenness in any relationship.
(424) 544-8749 View (424) 544-8749
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Mariam Aldaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Mariam Aldaz Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Hello, my name is Mariam I am here to help support and assist you with learning healthier ways of coping with personal challenges and overcoming life’s obstacles. My focus is on my client’s potential for growth, self-actualization, and positive change. I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with life transition, adjustment, marital problems, grief, anxiety, depression, worries and stress related to homelife and work.
Mariam Aldaz Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Hello, my name is Mariam I am here to help support and assist you with learning healthier ways of coping with personal challenges and overcoming life’s obstacles. My focus is on my client’s potential for growth, self-actualization, and positive change. I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with life transition, adjustment, marital problems, grief, anxiety, depression, worries and stress related to homelife and work.
(424) 374-0604 View (424) 374-0604
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Traysi Flores Izquierdo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Hi and welcome! My name is Traysi Flores and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I believe that therapy is a unique experience; an hour of your time in which you are able to slow down, self-reflect, look at experiences through a different lens, and focus on navigating difficult emotions and experiences in a way that fosters healing and growth. I've found that my approach is most effective with young adults and millennials facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, navigating difficult life transitions, self-esteem issues, and developmental trauma.
Hi and welcome! My name is Traysi Flores and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I believe that therapy is a unique experience; an hour of your time in which you are able to slow down, self-reflect, look at experiences through a different lens, and focus on navigating difficult emotions and experiences in a way that fosters healing and growth. I've found that my approach is most effective with young adults and millennials facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, navigating difficult life transitions, self-esteem issues, and developmental trauma.
(323) 417-2763 View (323) 417-2763
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Edward Alvo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Hello, my name is Eddie Alvo, LMFT 125795. I am also certified with CAADE & CCAPP as a drug and alcohol counselor. I am in recovery and my focus has been with men, women and their families to recover from addiction. My approach to therapy is to meet every client where they are at and treat them as an individual. To build rapport and listen to your current symptoms, so as a team we can determine the path to take and begin to minimize your symptom's.
Hello, my name is Eddie Alvo, LMFT 125795. I am also certified with CAADE & CCAPP as a drug and alcohol counselor. I am in recovery and my focus has been with men, women and their families to recover from addiction. My approach to therapy is to meet every client where they are at and treat them as an individual. To build rapport and listen to your current symptoms, so as a team we can determine the path to take and begin to minimize your symptom's.
(323) 927-7961 View (323) 927-7961
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Anabell Galindo-Guerrero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Hello, my name is Anabell Galindo-Guerrero. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adults to overcome difficult feelings. Experience in assisting clients process their feelings with new and existing physical conditions, depression, stress, and anxiety. By creating a safe, client-centric space to express existing emotions I work with clients to heal and manage their feelings.
Hello, my name is Anabell Galindo-Guerrero. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adults to overcome difficult feelings. Experience in assisting clients process their feelings with new and existing physical conditions, depression, stress, and anxiety. By creating a safe, client-centric space to express existing emotions I work with clients to heal and manage their feelings.
(323) 784-1774 View (323) 784-1774
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Catherine Von Ritter`
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90003
My name is Catherine von Ritter, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I use a client centered approach with unconditional positive regard for all clients. I typically treat clients with anxiety, depression and grief. My communication is motivated by the value in understanding my clients. I find that facilitating the therapeutic process and its resulting healing is inspiring. Goals are adapted and focused on client choices. A first session would focus on choices made by the client regarding what they would like to share.
My name is Catherine von Ritter, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I use a client centered approach with unconditional positive regard for all clients. I typically treat clients with anxiety, depression and grief. My communication is motivated by the value in understanding my clients. I find that facilitating the therapeutic process and its resulting healing is inspiring. Goals are adapted and focused on client choices. A first session would focus on choices made by the client regarding what they would like to share.
(323) 615-2857 View (323) 615-2857
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Rebekah McCammon
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Hello! I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience. I have worked with a wide range of clients from children to adults, and believe in a person centered, humanistic approach. My greatest strengths are in helping those individuals who experience difficulty with anxiety, depression, negative impulsive behavior that is synonymous with obsessive compulsive disorder or other related anxiety disorder(s), specific mood disorders, and chemical dependency. I consistently practice unconditional positive regard, and I am passionate about joining with people in honor of their individual life story.
Hello! I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience. I have worked with a wide range of clients from children to adults, and believe in a person centered, humanistic approach. My greatest strengths are in helping those individuals who experience difficulty with anxiety, depression, negative impulsive behavior that is synonymous with obsessive compulsive disorder or other related anxiety disorder(s), specific mood disorders, and chemical dependency. I consistently practice unconditional positive regard, and I am passionate about joining with people in honor of their individual life story.
(424) 289-6314 View (424) 289-6314
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Aimee Mikalinis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Hi there, I'm Aimee! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I was a peer counselor in high school and have worked in some form of mental health care for 16 years. I typically work with adolescents, adults, and mature adults. I am most comfortable treating PTSD, other trauma and stressor-related disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, self-harm, dissociative disorders, and paraphilic disorders. I most commonly use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as my therapeutic approach. I am also well-trained in CBT, EMDR, and Strength-based therapy. I am also a registered Art Therapist and I specialize in trauma.
Hi there, I'm Aimee! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I was a peer counselor in high school and have worked in some form of mental health care for 16 years. I typically work with adolescents, adults, and mature adults. I am most comfortable treating PTSD, other trauma and stressor-related disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, self-harm, dissociative disorders, and paraphilic disorders. I most commonly use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as my therapeutic approach. I am also well-trained in CBT, EMDR, and Strength-based therapy. I am also a registered Art Therapist and I specialize in trauma.
(310) 596-1849 View (310) 596-1849

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Number of Therapists in Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$160

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

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
64% Relationship Issues
63% Trauma and PTSD
63% Self Esteem
62% Stress
59% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Cigna and Evernorth

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

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Southeast Los Angeles, Los Angeles?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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