Therapists in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

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Andrew Robert Stephanopoulos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Since 2004 I have been in private practice providing supportive counseling and life coaching for individuals. couples and families. A graduate of Antioch University with a Master of Arts in Psychology, I work with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, existential anxiety, or other life stressors, as well as a focus in maternal mental health including postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. My therapeutic approach involves understanding, compassion, exploration and insight. I am psychodynamic and existential in my approach, and welcome clients from a variety of backgrounds, spiritual traditions, and sexual orientations.
Since 2004 I have been in private practice providing supportive counseling and life coaching for individuals. couples and families. A graduate of Antioch University with a Master of Arts in Psychology, I work with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, existential anxiety, or other life stressors, as well as a focus in maternal mental health including postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. My therapeutic approach involves understanding, compassion, exploration and insight. I am psychodynamic and existential in my approach, and welcome clients from a variety of backgrounds, spiritual traditions, and sexual orientations.
(424) 324-3707 View (424) 324-3707
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Hilda Balakhane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
Being ready to get professional help is a sign of self awareness, readiness for self growth, personal freedom and feeling more in control. Finding the right therapist is essential in building rapport, trust, and open communication. I work together with my clients to explore dynamics related to life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, worries, health problems, financial anxieties, and sudden changes in life. I use a combination of techniques including psycho-dynamic, behavioral and cognitive theories, solution focused models, and mindfulness interventions to fit each individual client's needs.
Being ready to get professional help is a sign of self awareness, readiness for self growth, personal freedom and feeling more in control. Finding the right therapist is essential in building rapport, trust, and open communication. I work together with my clients to explore dynamics related to life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, worries, health problems, financial anxieties, and sudden changes in life. I use a combination of techniques including psycho-dynamic, behavioral and cognitive theories, solution focused models, and mindfulness interventions to fit each individual client's needs.
(310) 742-9086 View (310) 742-9086
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Michelle Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Life transitions are challenging, like graduating college, becoming a parent, or changing careers. It’s important to acknowledge the anxiety that you experience. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I focus on helping patients develop self-compassion and recognize their strengths and resiliency. I help with anxiety, depression, anger management, relational issues, self-esteem, social anxiety, and stress.
Life transitions are challenging, like graduating college, becoming a parent, or changing careers. It’s important to acknowledge the anxiety that you experience. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I focus on helping patients develop self-compassion and recognize their strengths and resiliency. I help with anxiety, depression, anger management, relational issues, self-esteem, social anxiety, and stress.
(424) 346-9868 View (424) 346-9868
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Don ( Dr Don ) Etkes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024
IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENT: STRESS MANAGEMENT by VIDEO, PHONE, OFFICE $65 and up Sliding Fee. Day/Eve/Weekend. "I offer YOU over 30 years of Experience in giving Warm Nurturing Nonjudgmental Guidance to 1000s of people, offering HELP in COPING with YOUR LIFE feeling out of control. My GOAL is your GETTING THE LIFE YOU WANT. " Author "Loving With Passion", Ph.D. in Psychology, life coach, hypnotherapist, UCLA certified Sex Therapist, professional speaker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, had a TV show "Love U." on TLC. Internationally recognized expert on TV and radio. Written about in Cosmopolitan to the Washington Post. Dr Don
IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENT: STRESS MANAGEMENT by VIDEO, PHONE, OFFICE $65 and up Sliding Fee. Day/Eve/Weekend. "I offer YOU over 30 years of Experience in giving Warm Nurturing Nonjudgmental Guidance to 1000s of people, offering HELP in COPING with YOUR LIFE feeling out of control. My GOAL is your GETTING THE LIFE YOU WANT. " Author "Loving With Passion", Ph.D. in Psychology, life coach, hypnotherapist, UCLA certified Sex Therapist, professional speaker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, had a TV show "Love U." on TLC. Internationally recognized expert on TV and radio. Written about in Cosmopolitan to the Washington Post. Dr Don
(310) 895-9655 View (310) 895-9655
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Jeanette Yoffe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I understand the complexities of unresolved childhood trauma. Along with feelings of shame, anxiety, grief and loss, related to the experience of adoption or foster care. Gently know, you are not alone. I am an adoptee and former foster youth and adoption-foster care competent. I have a team of adoption therapists, foster care therapists in Los Angeles supporting birth parents, adoptees, foster youth, foster parents, and adoptive parents skilled in reunification, adoption, adoption trauma, open adoption, foster care to adoption, search, and reunion. We have a network of peer support groups so you can be part of a thriving community!
I understand the complexities of unresolved childhood trauma. Along with feelings of shame, anxiety, grief and loss, related to the experience of adoption or foster care. Gently know, you are not alone. I am an adoptee and former foster youth and adoption-foster care competent. I have a team of adoption therapists, foster care therapists in Los Angeles supporting birth parents, adoptees, foster youth, foster parents, and adoptive parents skilled in reunification, adoption, adoption trauma, open adoption, foster care to adoption, search, and reunion. We have a network of peer support groups so you can be part of a thriving community!
(424) 999-1231 View (424) 999-1231
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Dr. Cristen DeSantis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Being a human is hard! Managing relationships (familial, romantic, platonic, professional) with all kinds of different personalities, feeling comfortable and confident in our careers, finding healthy and lasting love, and feeling good about ourselves through it all can feel like an impossible task. We were never given a manual on how to do this! And while, as humans, we are incredibly resilient and have somehow found a way to get this far, some of the coping mechanisms we have developed throughout our lives may not be serving us anymore. I help clients gain insight into their thoughts & behaviors to help improve their outcomes.
Being a human is hard! Managing relationships (familial, romantic, platonic, professional) with all kinds of different personalities, feeling comfortable and confident in our careers, finding healthy and lasting love, and feeling good about ourselves through it all can feel like an impossible task. We were never given a manual on how to do this! And while, as humans, we are incredibly resilient and have somehow found a way to get this far, some of the coping mechanisms we have developed throughout our lives may not be serving us anymore. I help clients gain insight into their thoughts & behaviors to help improve their outcomes.
(310) 943-0979 View (310) 943-0979
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Mia Sarno
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
The majority of my clinical experience is with health concerns of trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and chronic illness. As a queer person myself, I am a queer-affirming therapist and especially welcome LGBTQ+ clients, as well as clients from other diverse backgrounds and unique life experiences. The core of my work is always humanistic/client-centered, and my interventions include mindfulness, self-compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
The majority of my clinical experience is with health concerns of trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and chronic illness. As a queer person myself, I am a queer-affirming therapist and especially welcome LGBTQ+ clients, as well as clients from other diverse backgrounds and unique life experiences. The core of my work is always humanistic/client-centered, and my interventions include mindfulness, self-compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(510) 399-0794 View (510) 399-0794
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Christopher Nuñez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience in assessment and treatment of individuals across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and older adults) diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. I also work with clients who have neurocognitive and/or other medical conditions, emphasizing cognitive rehabilitation and behavioral medicine strategies to promote and improve overall health and quality of life (e.g. treatment for insomnia, stress management, behavioral changes to improve health, and adjustment to medical diagnosis).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience in assessment and treatment of individuals across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and older adults) diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. I also work with clients who have neurocognitive and/or other medical conditions, emphasizing cognitive rehabilitation and behavioral medicine strategies to promote and improve overall health and quality of life (e.g. treatment for insomnia, stress management, behavioral changes to improve health, and adjustment to medical diagnosis).
(424) 523-8984 View (424) 523-8984
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Rachel Plasencia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I work with highly motivated adults utilizing evidenced based therapy with a special attention to mindfulness. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space to provide support to you as we explore better ways of coping, strategies to manage stress, and improve communication. Through reflection we are able to set goals and problem solve together as we increase insight and awareness of your experience. Together we can work to find an improved life balance, satisfaction and greater sense of well-being.
I work with highly motivated adults utilizing evidenced based therapy with a special attention to mindfulness. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space to provide support to you as we explore better ways of coping, strategies to manage stress, and improve communication. Through reflection we are able to set goals and problem solve together as we increase insight and awareness of your experience. Together we can work to find an improved life balance, satisfaction and greater sense of well-being.
(424) 377-7423 View (424) 377-7423
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Rosa Mazariego
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
Whether your depression or anxiety is related to work or school stress, problems in your interpersonal relationships, past or recent trauma, loss, day to day challenges, I am passionate about the work that I do. My goal is to help those I work with feel empowered, as they go through their unique process of healing and growth. My clinical style is client-centered, and I often incorporate practical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills.
Whether your depression or anxiety is related to work or school stress, problems in your interpersonal relationships, past or recent trauma, loss, day to day challenges, I am passionate about the work that I do. My goal is to help those I work with feel empowered, as they go through their unique process of healing and growth. My clinical style is client-centered, and I often incorporate practical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills.
(415) 634-2826 View (415) 634-2826
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Parvin Saberi-Shakib
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I consider it a great privilege to be part of someone's healing. be invited into some of people's most difficult moments, and create a space where they are free to be wholly human. I provide trauma-informed, Strength-based, culturally competent, and socially conscious therapy through a social justice framework. I believe the personal is political, and therefore, believe that therapy is inherently apolitical. I have a down to earth style in sessions and have had experience working in both a school-based and private practice setting with adolescents, adults, and couples.
I consider it a great privilege to be part of someone's healing. be invited into some of people's most difficult moments, and create a space where they are free to be wholly human. I provide trauma-informed, Strength-based, culturally competent, and socially conscious therapy through a social justice framework. I believe the personal is political, and therefore, believe that therapy is inherently apolitical. I have a down to earth style in sessions and have had experience working in both a school-based and private practice setting with adolescents, adults, and couples.
(424) 484-7516 View (424) 484-7516
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Katrina dela Cruz- Expansive Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90025
My practice is rooted in the strengths-based perspective, and informed by the interconnectedness of all things. I recognize the relationship between mind, body, and spirit (or soul), and the complexity of being an individual influenced by multiple, dynamic systems. Therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, as we are all practitioners and students in our own rights. We all have within us an innate wisdom and knowing to share and to affect positive change.
My practice is rooted in the strengths-based perspective, and informed by the interconnectedness of all things. I recognize the relationship between mind, body, and spirit (or soul), and the complexity of being an individual influenced by multiple, dynamic systems. Therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, as we are all practitioners and students in our own rights. We all have within us an innate wisdom and knowing to share and to affect positive change.
(415) 818-9489 View (415) 818-9489
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Efrem Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
As an African American, I understand how important it is to have proper representation in the mental health field. Being able to have access to providers who look like you or share your cultural background can make all the difference in one's motivation for change. I'm a very direct clinician. I will serve the role of your accountability partner, where we cultivate a supportive, judgment-free zone together. I will be happy to help you navigate reasonable pathways to insight, growth, and positive change. But the steering wheel is always in your hands. If you're ready, then let's get going!
As an African American, I understand how important it is to have proper representation in the mental health field. Being able to have access to providers who look like you or share your cultural background can make all the difference in one's motivation for change. I'm a very direct clinician. I will serve the role of your accountability partner, where we cultivate a supportive, judgment-free zone together. I will be happy to help you navigate reasonable pathways to insight, growth, and positive change. But the steering wheel is always in your hands. If you're ready, then let's get going!
(424) 374-3618 View (424) 374-3618
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Diane Kramer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90025
As a therapist I provide a safe environment to explore what is keeping you from having a fulfilling life. A place to feel heard without judgment and to explore what blocks you from achieving your goals. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process. When given support and permission I believe we actually know ourselves better than anyone, we just sometimes get in our own way.
As a therapist I provide a safe environment to explore what is keeping you from having a fulfilling life. A place to feel heard without judgment and to explore what blocks you from achieving your goals. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process. When given support and permission I believe we actually know ourselves better than anyone, we just sometimes get in our own way.
(424) 281-4734 View (424) 281-4734
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Morgan Goulet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I was drawn to a career in mental health because I too have struggled and therapy played an important role in my healing. I am passionate about helping others process and work through life’s difficulties because I know what a big difference having someone to talk to can make. I have worked in mental health for over 7 years and specialize in working with anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and life transitions. Throughout my career, I have also worked with clients at all levels of care from in-home therapy to residential treatment.
I was drawn to a career in mental health because I too have struggled and therapy played an important role in my healing. I am passionate about helping others process and work through life’s difficulties because I know what a big difference having someone to talk to can make. I have worked in mental health for over 7 years and specialize in working with anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and life transitions. Throughout my career, I have also worked with clients at all levels of care from in-home therapy to residential treatment.
(424) 577-4096 View (424) 577-4096
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Alexis Hershfield
Psychologist, EdM, PhD
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024
I am a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, CA with expertise in evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents, young adults, pregnant/postpartum women and their families. I primarily specialize in treating anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Perinatal OCD, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD), Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD), school refusal and school avoidance, Specific Phobia, Body-Focused Behaviors (BFRBs), depression, and parent-child stressors.
I am a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, CA with expertise in evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents, young adults, pregnant/postpartum women and their families. I primarily specialize in treating anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Perinatal OCD, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD), Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD), school refusal and school avoidance, Specific Phobia, Body-Focused Behaviors (BFRBs), depression, and parent-child stressors.
(310) 496-8671 View (310) 496-8671
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Terry Wohlberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90025
I believe in the resilience and tenacity of the human spirit, even in situations that seem overwhelming. My approach is collaborative, compassionate, strength-based, and tailored to meet your unique needs and goals. I specialize in women's mental health and reproductive mental health (depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period, traumatic birth, perinatal loss and infertility). In addition, I have a special interest and experience in helping adults with anxiety (Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Panic, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias), depression, past trauma, loss and grief, and insomnia.
I believe in the resilience and tenacity of the human spirit, even in situations that seem overwhelming. My approach is collaborative, compassionate, strength-based, and tailored to meet your unique needs and goals. I specialize in women's mental health and reproductive mental health (depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period, traumatic birth, perinatal loss and infertility). In addition, I have a special interest and experience in helping adults with anxiety (Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Panic, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias), depression, past trauma, loss and grief, and insomnia.
(310) 929-6376 View (310) 929-6376
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Madai Zesati
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Hi there! My name is Madai Zesati and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Ontario, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with teens, young adults, and older adults. I work collaboratively with each client, as well as providing a safe and supportive environment to help them get to a place of self-acceptance and find strength within to address life's challenges, by assisting them in realizing, cultivating, and accessing internal and external resources to make positive changes in life.
Hi there! My name is Madai Zesati and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Ontario, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with teens, young adults, and older adults. I work collaboratively with each client, as well as providing a safe and supportive environment to help them get to a place of self-acceptance and find strength within to address life's challenges, by assisting them in realizing, cultivating, and accessing internal and external resources to make positive changes in life.
(424) 484-3395 View (424) 484-3395
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Su Lim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LLB
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and know how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where they feel stuck and hopeless. Seeing your life begin to turn around can be profound. We will work together to discover your strengths and help you use these strengths to create positive, lasting change. If you are feeling hopeless or isolated in battling issues alone, or need someone to help you get to a better place, please reach out. My website for more info is www.sulimtherapy.com.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and know how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where they feel stuck and hopeless. Seeing your life begin to turn around can be profound. We will work together to discover your strengths and help you use these strengths to create positive, lasting change. If you are feeling hopeless or isolated in battling issues alone, or need someone to help you get to a better place, please reach out. My website for more info is www.sulimtherapy.com.
(310) 717-0332 View (310) 717-0332
Gay Redinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Recovery, whether it's from substances or other destructive behavior, is all about change and healing. It isn't easy. If you're willing to work, it will occur. It takes willingness, strength and courage to complete the process. I've worked in addictions recovery for 18 years and my personal recovery process for 23 Yes, it's difficult. The challenge is to not let fear stop you from whatever change you are striving for. Remember: "It doesn't take courage to do something you're not afraid of. It takes courage to be afraid and to do it anyway."
Recovery, whether it's from substances or other destructive behavior, is all about change and healing. It isn't easy. If you're willing to work, it will occur. It takes willingness, strength and courage to complete the process. I've worked in addictions recovery for 18 years and my personal recovery process for 23 Yes, it's difficult. The challenge is to not let fear stop you from whatever change you are striving for. Remember: "It doesn't take courage to do something you're not afraid of. It takes courage to be afraid and to do it anyway."
(310) 895-9430 View (310) 895-9430

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Number of Therapists in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

500+

Average cost per session

$200

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

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
69% Stress
64% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
63% Anthem | Elevance
57% Cigna and Evernorth

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

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Westwood, 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.