Therapists in Manhattan Beach, CA

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Lisa Todd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
My personal style is down to earth, honest, creative and compassionate. I value authenticity in our work together and offer an appreciation for your spirituality. Therapy with me is a relaxed, safe environment where you can address your concerns and struggles. We work collaboratively in a meaning centered way in order to help you explore the obstacles that keep you from feeling more engaged, connected, curious and content. You will gain a stronger connection to yourself, a greater sense of aliveness and well-being, increased creativity and discover what it means to live authentically.
My personal style is down to earth, honest, creative and compassionate. I value authenticity in our work together and offer an appreciation for your spirituality. Therapy with me is a relaxed, safe environment where you can address your concerns and struggles. We work collaboratively in a meaning centered way in order to help you explore the obstacles that keep you from feeling more engaged, connected, curious and content. You will gain a stronger connection to yourself, a greater sense of aliveness and well-being, increased creativity and discover what it means to live authentically.
(424) 401-5004 View (424) 401-5004
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Phuong Tang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Are you someone who is trying to make a meaningful change in the world but is struggling to make significant changes in their personal life? You may be seeking therapy as a way to explore your past while understanding that it does not have to determine your future. I am an Asian American therapist who works with Asian Americans and other people of color who may identify as activists, creatives, immigrants, children of immigrants who struggle with adjustment disorder, PTSD, intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, burnout, perfectionism and substance use.
Are you someone who is trying to make a meaningful change in the world but is struggling to make significant changes in their personal life? You may be seeking therapy as a way to explore your past while understanding that it does not have to determine your future. I am an Asian American therapist who works with Asian Americans and other people of color who may identify as activists, creatives, immigrants, children of immigrants who struggle with adjustment disorder, PTSD, intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, burnout, perfectionism and substance use.
(310) 861-7884 View (310) 861-7884
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Emma Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Adjusting to parenthood is one of the most profound transitions you will have in your lifetime. It is a time when support is truly needed. Not only is motherhood physically exhausting at times; it can be emotionally draining as well. The highs and pure love are often coupled with lows and uncertainty. Unfortunately, moms often do not share experiences that are outside the happiness ideal. If you are experiencing both highs and lows or feelings of ambivalence, you are not alone. These feelings are not a reflection of who you are as a person or mother.
Adjusting to parenthood is one of the most profound transitions you will have in your lifetime. It is a time when support is truly needed. Not only is motherhood physically exhausting at times; it can be emotionally draining as well. The highs and pure love are often coupled with lows and uncertainty. Unfortunately, moms often do not share experiences that are outside the happiness ideal. If you are experiencing both highs and lows or feelings of ambivalence, you are not alone. These feelings are not a reflection of who you are as a person or mother.
(310) 361-0835 View (310) 361-0835
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Irma Maldonado-Enriquez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Hi, I’m Dr. Irma. I am a bilingual, Spanish/English, licensed clinical psychologist with more than 17 years of experience in the mental health field. Since 2006, I have been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. ​I specialize in the psychological treatment of the total person: mind, body and spirit; in children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, inner conflict, stress and LGBTQ+ issues. I offer a personable approach to therapy in a supportive and nonjudgmental client-centered environment.
Hi, I’m Dr. Irma. I am a bilingual, Spanish/English, licensed clinical psychologist with more than 17 years of experience in the mental health field. Since 2006, I have been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. ​I specialize in the psychological treatment of the total person: mind, body and spirit; in children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, inner conflict, stress and LGBTQ+ issues. I offer a personable approach to therapy in a supportive and nonjudgmental client-centered environment.
(424) 321-7659 View (424) 321-7659
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Razdeep Kaur
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW, ASW, MSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Hi! I'm Razdeep, South Asian therapist providing therapy in California. I work with heart-centered, sensitive, creative, or highly empathic teen and adult individuals who are experiencing stress, life transitions, anxiety, trauma, or struggling with ADHD symptoms. As a sensitive soul, your ability to feel so deeply is your greatest gift and superpower. Even though it may feel like a burden at times, please know that this is what makes you such a warm and wonderful. I invite you to unfasten your burdens and know it’s safe to take a deep breath. In therapy sessions with me, you will be seen and you are warmly welcomed to just BE.
Hi! I'm Razdeep, South Asian therapist providing therapy in California. I work with heart-centered, sensitive, creative, or highly empathic teen and adult individuals who are experiencing stress, life transitions, anxiety, trauma, or struggling with ADHD symptoms. As a sensitive soul, your ability to feel so deeply is your greatest gift and superpower. Even though it may feel like a burden at times, please know that this is what makes you such a warm and wonderful. I invite you to unfasten your burdens and know it’s safe to take a deep breath. In therapy sessions with me, you will be seen and you are warmly welcomed to just BE.
(626) 784-7364 View (626) 784-7364
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Mary Starks
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I work with individuals in the entertainment industry who have a history of childhood trauma and struggling to maintain a stable identity and sense of self amidst life stress, challenging relationships and or a hostile and competitive professional setting. I can help you work through a specific psychological trigger impacting your well being and personal/professional success. I also work with parents who have a history of childhood trauma and want to build a secure attachment relationship for their own child.
I work with individuals in the entertainment industry who have a history of childhood trauma and struggling to maintain a stable identity and sense of self amidst life stress, challenging relationships and or a hostile and competitive professional setting. I can help you work through a specific psychological trigger impacting your well being and personal/professional success. I also work with parents who have a history of childhood trauma and want to build a secure attachment relationship for their own child.
(424) 417-1431 View (424) 417-1431
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Caroline Petruk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
You've been working through life's challenges on your own for quite some time. Family and friends think you are “fine”, but deep inside you are struggling to get through the day to day without breaking down. You're overwhelmed and exhausted by the demands of life and have been trying to change the way you feel, but things do not seem to be different no matter what you do. If you are ready for change and support within your personal life, then you're in the right place. We will work together to get you back to having peace and meaningful connection within your life.
You've been working through life's challenges on your own for quite some time. Family and friends think you are “fine”, but deep inside you are struggling to get through the day to day without breaking down. You're overwhelmed and exhausted by the demands of life and have been trying to change the way you feel, but things do not seem to be different no matter what you do. If you are ready for change and support within your personal life, then you're in the right place. We will work together to get you back to having peace and meaningful connection within your life.
(424) 955-4367 View (424) 955-4367
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Lois Ann Schunk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
My ability to connect with and assist individuals is an accumulation of my professional education, life experiences and interest in people. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology as well as licensed as a Marriage, Family Therapist. I spent 22 years as a Physician Assistant in Family Practice and Industrial Medicine giving me a well rounded medical and psychological approach to therapy. I find that my clients solve their problems, heal their wounds and find direction under my care, which has given me a great sense of satisfaction over the last 20+ years.
My ability to connect with and assist individuals is an accumulation of my professional education, life experiences and interest in people. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology as well as licensed as a Marriage, Family Therapist. I spent 22 years as a Physician Assistant in Family Practice and Industrial Medicine giving me a well rounded medical and psychological approach to therapy. I find that my clients solve their problems, heal their wounds and find direction under my care, which has given me a great sense of satisfaction over the last 20+ years.
(424) 277-2448 View (424) 277-2448
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Jonathan Barris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
My name is Jonathan Barris and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I work with teenagers and adults, of all ages, struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or those that are just not feeling like themselves. These symptoms are often brought on by loss, childhood trauma, lack of self-esteem, personality disorders, and many other issues the client may not be fully aware of. As a therapist my job is to work in collaboration with my clients to help them figure out the best course of action that works for them. Please feel free to contact me to see if we are a good fit.
My name is Jonathan Barris and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I work with teenagers and adults, of all ages, struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or those that are just not feeling like themselves. These symptoms are often brought on by loss, childhood trauma, lack of self-esteem, personality disorders, and many other issues the client may not be fully aware of. As a therapist my job is to work in collaboration with my clients to help them figure out the best course of action that works for them. Please feel free to contact me to see if we are a good fit.
(424) 252-3572 View (424) 252-3572
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Carrie Newland Lenihan
LMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Waitlist for new clients
The heart of my practice centers around helping you increase self-acceptance, access inner strength, enhance emotion regulation skills, alter unhelpful behavior patterns, clarify what matters most in your life and act toward that end. Even if the events in your life don't change, your perspective on them and reaction to them can. Common areas of focus include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, career/life transitions, child/adolescent issues, divorce, parenting, assertiveness training/setting boundaries, intimacy/changing unhealthy relationship patterns.
The heart of my practice centers around helping you increase self-acceptance, access inner strength, enhance emotion regulation skills, alter unhelpful behavior patterns, clarify what matters most in your life and act toward that end. Even if the events in your life don't change, your perspective on them and reaction to them can. Common areas of focus include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, career/life transitions, child/adolescent issues, divorce, parenting, assertiveness training/setting boundaries, intimacy/changing unhealthy relationship patterns.
(424) 340-7706 View (424) 340-7706
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Kimberly Hegg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
If you are struggling, I would like to help. I have experience working with clients who are living with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, trauma, communication difficulties, relationship issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, among many others. Working with individuals, we can explore life's challenges and how to move towards happiness and fulfillment. I have experience working with couples and families helping them to cultivate and improve interpersonal relationships. I believe that the client is the expert in his/her life and may need some help to process and move through challenges.
If you are struggling, I would like to help. I have experience working with clients who are living with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, trauma, communication difficulties, relationship issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, among many others. Working with individuals, we can explore life's challenges and how to move towards happiness and fulfillment. I have experience working with couples and families helping them to cultivate and improve interpersonal relationships. I believe that the client is the expert in his/her life and may need some help to process and move through challenges.
(310) 455-8846 View (310) 455-8846
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Nora Escobedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Nora Escobedo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master's in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. Nora helps clients through end-of-life issues related to self and family member/close friends and offers support to caregivers who are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness, dementia/Alzheimer's, cognitive impairment, and chronic illness, She assists her clients with parenting skills, coping with anticipatory grief, and reducing anxiety and depression.
Nora Escobedo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master's in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. Nora helps clients through end-of-life issues related to self and family member/close friends and offers support to caregivers who are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness, dementia/Alzheimer's, cognitive impairment, and chronic illness, She assists her clients with parenting skills, coping with anticipatory grief, and reducing anxiety and depression.
(424) 552-3179 View (424) 552-3179
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Morgan Fleming
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
If you are suffering— you are not alone. And you deserve to be held until you can hold yourself. I will provide a safe space to be heard and explore your depths during life's challenging moments. I believe by slowing down to explore our symptoms and difficulties in the therapeutic container we can change our relationship to these challenges, to ourselves, and others. I have a particular interest in supporting people suffering during life transitions (career changes, moves, marriage) as well as relationship anxiety.
If you are suffering— you are not alone. And you deserve to be held until you can hold yourself. I will provide a safe space to be heard and explore your depths during life's challenging moments. I believe by slowing down to explore our symptoms and difficulties in the therapeutic container we can change our relationship to these challenges, to ourselves, and others. I have a particular interest in supporting people suffering during life transitions (career changes, moves, marriage) as well as relationship anxiety.
(310) 935-4708 View (310) 935-4708
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Jill Dictrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Often individuals or couples will feel depressed or anxious and they are not able to pinpoint what is making them feel that way. Things might be status quo or there may be a turn in a relationship but feelings don't feel the same. This is when you want to figure out what is going on the inside and work on the unresolved issues.
Often individuals or couples will feel depressed or anxious and they are not able to pinpoint what is making them feel that way. Things might be status quo or there may be a turn in a relationship but feelings don't feel the same. This is when you want to figure out what is going on the inside and work on the unresolved issues.
(424) 379-5548 View (424) 379-5548
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Elizabeth Yurnet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
Imagine a life that has meaning and purpose in all aspects such as work, healthy family and friend relationships, and spiritual connections. By working on your personal growth and healing you can achieve peace, happiness and abundance. I want to help you achieve the solutions and life changes you are looking for so that you can gain control of your trauma, emotional pain, anxiety, and/or anger and experience yourself in new ways.
Imagine a life that has meaning and purpose in all aspects such as work, healthy family and friend relationships, and spiritual connections. By working on your personal growth and healing you can achieve peace, happiness and abundance. I want to help you achieve the solutions and life changes you are looking for so that you can gain control of your trauma, emotional pain, anxiety, and/or anger and experience yourself in new ways.
(310) 906-4993 View (310) 906-4993
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Antanissha Tyler
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
If your child or teen is struggling and you're not sure how to help them, having a safe place to explore with a trained professional can help you both. Sometimes when you're in the middle of everything, it's hard to really see. You have such intimate, valuable observations as a parent, but adding that to the objective, experience informed information from a professional can bring the big picture together and organize everything so there's a clear path forward.
If your child or teen is struggling and you're not sure how to help them, having a safe place to explore with a trained professional can help you both. Sometimes when you're in the middle of everything, it's hard to really see. You have such intimate, valuable observations as a parent, but adding that to the objective, experience informed information from a professional can bring the big picture together and organize everything so there's a clear path forward.
(310) 692-7604 View (310) 692-7604
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Sara Sedlik Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I specialize in couple counseling, relationship dynamics, self-esteem, communication issues, and other issues like trauma, anxiety and ADHD. I work with adults and older teens who feel ready to do deep work. The problem is that most people wait, hoping things will shift on their own...but that rarely works. Therapy is effective because it moves us from a state of dysregulation to regulation; when the brain-body connection is in balance, our whole life from decision-making, performance and relationships are easier and more fulfilling. If your goal is to feel more in control and less frustrated, I will help you.
I specialize in couple counseling, relationship dynamics, self-esteem, communication issues, and other issues like trauma, anxiety and ADHD. I work with adults and older teens who feel ready to do deep work. The problem is that most people wait, hoping things will shift on their own...but that rarely works. Therapy is effective because it moves us from a state of dysregulation to regulation; when the brain-body connection is in balance, our whole life from decision-making, performance and relationships are easier and more fulfilling. If your goal is to feel more in control and less frustrated, I will help you.
(310) 341-4761 View (310) 341-4761
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Linda Yoon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Sometimes, life holds nothing back. We’re totally overwhelmed. It’s all too much. Too much busy-ness, too much hurry, and too much stress. While you’re a master of taking care of everything and everyone around you, taking care of YOU is often forgotten. And your regular pattern of “go, go, go…” leads to anxiety, burnout, or trauma. And so, you’re just…exhausted. You know something has to change. You know life has more to offer. But you’re not sure where to start.
Sometimes, life holds nothing back. We’re totally overwhelmed. It’s all too much. Too much busy-ness, too much hurry, and too much stress. While you’re a master of taking care of everything and everyone around you, taking care of YOU is often forgotten. And your regular pattern of “go, go, go…” leads to anxiety, burnout, or trauma. And so, you’re just…exhausted. You know something has to change. You know life has more to offer. But you’re not sure where to start.
(213) 996-0025 View (213) 996-0025
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Jill Fishman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you struggling to understand why you feel depressed or angry most of the time? Meaningful relationships are central to happiness. This can pertain to any relationship you find difficult and/or challenging. Dating, marriage, children, divorce, work, extended family, college, career choices are all areas that can be overwhelming and create stress in individuals, couples and families. Counseling provides help in areas where you are feeling stuck and presents healthy alternatives to stay connected to your goals and the important people in your life.
Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you struggling to understand why you feel depressed or angry most of the time? Meaningful relationships are central to happiness. This can pertain to any relationship you find difficult and/or challenging. Dating, marriage, children, divorce, work, extended family, college, career choices are all areas that can be overwhelming and create stress in individuals, couples and families. Counseling provides help in areas where you are feeling stuck and presents healthy alternatives to stay connected to your goals and the important people in your life.
(415) 689-4797 View (415) 689-4797
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Sam Polansky
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
Our experiences can create a template for who we believe we are and who we believe we can or should become. Together let’s mix up that template. These experiences come in all forms, shades, shapes, and sizes. I believe therapy and therapeutic approaches should be no different. You are uniquely you and the expert on your life, and I am here to help support and provide you with a safe, thoughtful, and kind environment. A space where you can identify your needs, discover your voice, and begin making the changes that matter to you.
Our experiences can create a template for who we believe we are and who we believe we can or should become. Together let’s mix up that template. These experiences come in all forms, shades, shapes, and sizes. I believe therapy and therapeutic approaches should be no different. You are uniquely you and the expert on your life, and I am here to help support and provide you with a safe, thoughtful, and kind environment. A space where you can identify your needs, discover your voice, and begin making the changes that matter to you.
(818) 639-2220 View (818) 639-2220
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Number of Therapists in Manhattan Beach, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Manhattan Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
68% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Cigna and Evernorth
54% Aetna
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Manhattan Beach, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Manhattan Beach?

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.