Therapists in Newport Beach, CA

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Nathalie Alejandro
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Greetings on your journey towards self-discovery and healing, I am honored to extend my support to you as you embark on this transformative path. As a first-generation BIPOC individual, I bring a deep appreciation for the significance of culture & connection in the therapeutic process. I understand the unique challenges and strengths that come with navigating the intersectionality of identity, and it is my commitment to provide a space where your experiences are not only acknowledged but celebrated. Taking this step towards therapy reflects your courage and commitment to personal growth, and I am here to walk this journey with you.
Greetings on your journey towards self-discovery and healing, I am honored to extend my support to you as you embark on this transformative path. As a first-generation BIPOC individual, I bring a deep appreciation for the significance of culture & connection in the therapeutic process. I understand the unique challenges and strengths that come with navigating the intersectionality of identity, and it is my commitment to provide a space where your experiences are not only acknowledged but celebrated. Taking this step towards therapy reflects your courage and commitment to personal growth, and I am here to walk this journey with you.
(949) 828-4185 View (949) 828-4185
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Therapy Outside- Taking New Clients
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
As a parent I know there is no worse feeling than watching your child struggle and being helpless to stop it. Trying desperately to help and connect with them only to feel like they are moving farther away from you despite how much you love them. Ultimately, nothing is more painful than feeling like you have failed your child. In the end all parents want is for their children to be happy and healthy but often to a child or teenager, going to therapy can make them feel like they are a problem that needs to be fixed.
As a parent I know there is no worse feeling than watching your child struggle and being helpless to stop it. Trying desperately to help and connect with them only to feel like they are moving farther away from you despite how much you love them. Ultimately, nothing is more painful than feeling like you have failed your child. In the end all parents want is for their children to be happy and healthy but often to a child or teenager, going to therapy can make them feel like they are a problem that needs to be fixed.
(714) 278-3382 View (714) 278-3382
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Amber S. Sibbett - Emdr Certified
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Do you often feel exhausted and weighed down by feelings of anxiety, frustration, or feeling as if you or your partner aren’t connecting anymore? Come talk to me. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address these issues so that you feel rejuvenated, connected, and start experiencing joy once again. I am a certified therapist in EMDR therapy and will be finishing my PhD in forensic psychology next summer of 2023. I enjoy working with both individuals and couples. I specialize in EMDR therapy and use the Gottman method when working with couples.
Do you often feel exhausted and weighed down by feelings of anxiety, frustration, or feeling as if you or your partner aren’t connecting anymore? Come talk to me. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address these issues so that you feel rejuvenated, connected, and start experiencing joy once again. I am a certified therapist in EMDR therapy and will be finishing my PhD in forensic psychology next summer of 2023. I enjoy working with both individuals and couples. I specialize in EMDR therapy and use the Gottman method when working with couples.
(562) 469-5838 View (562) 469-5838
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Lindsay Guin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Ready to make a change? I’m here to help. I am a trauma trained therapist- I specialize in teen and adult women struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, intense emotion, self harm, and addictive behaviors. I offer phone consultations at no charge to help determine if we’re the right fit.
Ready to make a change? I’m here to help. I am a trauma trained therapist- I specialize in teen and adult women struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, intense emotion, self harm, and addictive behaviors. I offer phone consultations at no charge to help determine if we’re the right fit.
(949) 990-5307 View (949) 990-5307
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Lauren Richardson
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
In life, we often encounter challenges and painful experiences. With these challenges, you might have found yourself in a place of feeling stuck. Your familiar relational and emotional patterns of coping might not be as helpful as they previously were. Relationships might have become more difficult rather than life giving. As your therapist, my goal is to come alongside of you during this hard time in your life and guide you toward a place of peace and balance.
In life, we often encounter challenges and painful experiences. With these challenges, you might have found yourself in a place of feeling stuck. Your familiar relational and emotional patterns of coping might not be as helpful as they previously were. Relationships might have become more difficult rather than life giving. As your therapist, my goal is to come alongside of you during this hard time in your life and guide you toward a place of peace and balance.
(949) 446-1268 View (949) 446-1268
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Dorothy Miyaoka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with unhealthy relationships, work problems or addictions? Is your life feeling out of control or hopeless? Don't let your past or present struggles control you any longer. In many instances our struggles are rooted in unhealthy early experiences, unresolved traumas or untreated mental health issues. Whether you're looking for guidance through a challenging situation or you're looking for deeper insight, I specialize in helping you get to the core of the problem and develop self-awareness and skills to be happier in your relationships and all areas of your life.
Are you struggling with unhealthy relationships, work problems or addictions? Is your life feeling out of control or hopeless? Don't let your past or present struggles control you any longer. In many instances our struggles are rooted in unhealthy early experiences, unresolved traumas or untreated mental health issues. Whether you're looking for guidance through a challenging situation or you're looking for deeper insight, I specialize in helping you get to the core of the problem and develop self-awareness and skills to be happier in your relationships and all areas of your life.
(949) 558-3212 View (949) 558-3212
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Bright Idea Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Dr. Bright is a Child Psychologist who specializes in working with children, teens and young adults who struggle with High Functioning Autism previously known as Asperger Syndrome. Dr.Bright also has extensive training, education and experience working with children, teens and young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger, mood swings, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, grief and loss. In her practice, Dr.Bright relies on evidence-based interventions to teach children copings skills to manage difficult situations and re-gain their self esteem.
Dr. Bright is a Child Psychologist who specializes in working with children, teens and young adults who struggle with High Functioning Autism previously known as Asperger Syndrome. Dr.Bright also has extensive training, education and experience working with children, teens and young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger, mood swings, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, grief and loss. In her practice, Dr.Bright relies on evidence-based interventions to teach children copings skills to manage difficult situations and re-gain their self esteem.
(949) 531-7306 View (949) 531-7306
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John S Huang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
My clients are typically looking to resolve issues related to anxiety, stress, trauma, insomnia, depression, or relationship issues. Some clients also work on spiritual searching and exploring meaning in life. Sessions can focus on finding one’s purpose. Working with me often involves finding joy and humor again in life. Clients also learn practical skills they take with them, such as meditation and relaxation techniques, and ways of managing the mind’s scattered distractions and critical, negative thoughts. I can also teach physical meditative movements.
My clients are typically looking to resolve issues related to anxiety, stress, trauma, insomnia, depression, or relationship issues. Some clients also work on spiritual searching and exploring meaning in life. Sessions can focus on finding one’s purpose. Working with me often involves finding joy and humor again in life. Clients also learn practical skills they take with them, such as meditation and relaxation techniques, and ways of managing the mind’s scattered distractions and critical, negative thoughts. I can also teach physical meditative movements.
(949) 565-4270 View (949) 565-4270
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Roxanne Polk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
Connection, trust, and vulnerability are foundational to a therapeutic relationship. Therefore, as your therapist I seek to establish a warm, confidential, and compassionate atmosphere where you feel seen and heard for who you are and where you are on your path to healing and personal growth. My approach is to encourage and support you as we work collaboratively toward your goals. I am 12-Step friendly and for those who are interested in incorporating spirituality, I offer faith-based counseling as well.
Connection, trust, and vulnerability are foundational to a therapeutic relationship. Therefore, as your therapist I seek to establish a warm, confidential, and compassionate atmosphere where you feel seen and heard for who you are and where you are on your path to healing and personal growth. My approach is to encourage and support you as we work collaboratively toward your goals. I am 12-Step friendly and for those who are interested in incorporating spirituality, I offer faith-based counseling as well.
(510) 480-3156 View (510) 480-3156
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Deborah Hendlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
I TREAT AFFAIRS- I invite you to pause and pay close attention to your inner voice. You have managed to avoid your concerns yet know at some level you are not satisfied. Do you sense your partner is cheating? Are you? Does your relationship lack intimacy and passion and feel alone when together? Sexual problems? Can't stop compulsive shopping or cybersex behavior? Emotionally exhausted from pointless dating? Lonely and disconnected? Missing"Hygge" in your home? When you look in the mirror are you dissatisfied? Life racing by leaving you feeling old and defeated? Longing to age gracefully? Can't sleep? Feeling bored professionally?
I TREAT AFFAIRS- I invite you to pause and pay close attention to your inner voice. You have managed to avoid your concerns yet know at some level you are not satisfied. Do you sense your partner is cheating? Are you? Does your relationship lack intimacy and passion and feel alone when together? Sexual problems? Can't stop compulsive shopping or cybersex behavior? Emotionally exhausted from pointless dating? Lonely and disconnected? Missing"Hygge" in your home? When you look in the mirror are you dissatisfied? Life racing by leaving you feeling old and defeated? Longing to age gracefully? Can't sleep? Feeling bored professionally?
(949) 505-9798 View (949) 505-9798
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OC Ketamine Therapy - Dina Seif MD
MD
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
It can be frustrating to struggle with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD. Ketamine therapy is a proven, safe, and effective treatment for conditions that have not responded to traditional treatment. Research has shown that IV ketamine therapy can provide up to a 90% success rate in patients with treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine works rapidly by restoring connections in the brain and facilitating new ones for consistent, long-term healing. If you're ready to take the next step in your journey and want a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to ketamine therapy, set up a free call with Dr. Seif.
It can be frustrating to struggle with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD. Ketamine therapy is a proven, safe, and effective treatment for conditions that have not responded to traditional treatment. Research has shown that IV ketamine therapy can provide up to a 90% success rate in patients with treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine works rapidly by restoring connections in the brain and facilitating new ones for consistent, long-term healing. If you're ready to take the next step in your journey and want a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to ketamine therapy, set up a free call with Dr. Seif.
(949) 989-4870 View (949) 989-4870
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Ken Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Are you getting ready for the holidays and feeling stressed? Maybe you are already feeling pressure from family or friends to be "perfect". We can help! Maybe you need a refresher on skills or ways to catch up. Can you relate? You are not alone. What if I told you life can be more than just get through it. What if we could make some tweaks here and there to get you on track? Would you be in? The type of therapy that we do is specific, short-term, and straight to the point. No messing around. Oh and by the way Holidays are coming... are you ready for the chaos that comes with this time of the year?
Are you getting ready for the holidays and feeling stressed? Maybe you are already feeling pressure from family or friends to be "perfect". We can help! Maybe you need a refresher on skills or ways to catch up. Can you relate? You are not alone. What if I told you life can be more than just get through it. What if we could make some tweaks here and there to get you on track? Would you be in? The type of therapy that we do is specific, short-term, and straight to the point. No messing around. Oh and by the way Holidays are coming... are you ready for the chaos that comes with this time of the year?
(714) 874-9270 View (714) 874-9270
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Amy Montague
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Hi there, I'm Amy! I work with families and individual family members in the form of family therapy sessions, marriage or couples counseling, domestic violence issues, depressive disorders, anxiety, and conduct disorders. I utilize psychodynamic and behavioral cognitive techniques including hypnosis, visualization imagery, relaxation, and systematic desensitization. I also administer psychological tests and write psychological assessment reports. My approach to therapy is from a developmental perspective and I do well with challenging cases.
Hi there, I'm Amy! I work with families and individual family members in the form of family therapy sessions, marriage or couples counseling, domestic violence issues, depressive disorders, anxiety, and conduct disorders. I utilize psychodynamic and behavioral cognitive techniques including hypnosis, visualization imagery, relaxation, and systematic desensitization. I also administer psychological tests and write psychological assessment reports. My approach to therapy is from a developmental perspective and I do well with challenging cases.
(559) 725-4395 View (559) 725-4395
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Dr. Carey Incledon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
I consider it a privilege to do the work I do—in fact, helping others heal, grow, and thrive every day brings great meaning to my life. I know from personal experience how life can sometimes feel unbearable. I also know from personal experience what it is like to work closely with a gifted psychologist to create a new perspective and a new life that are even better than before. I am passionate about providing the highest-quality mental health services to each of my clients and would love the opportunity to support you through this time.
I consider it a privilege to do the work I do—in fact, helping others heal, grow, and thrive every day brings great meaning to my life. I know from personal experience how life can sometimes feel unbearable. I also know from personal experience what it is like to work closely with a gifted psychologist to create a new perspective and a new life that are even better than before. I am passionate about providing the highest-quality mental health services to each of my clients and would love the opportunity to support you through this time.
(949) 430-6598 View (949) 430-6598
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Gretchen Weisenburger Carrillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Currently accepting new clients in-person and virtually. Navigating major life changes and challenges, managing anxiety or depression, healing trauma, grieving a loss or are just overwhelmed with where you are in life right now- I can help. Most people don't want therapy, they want more calm, better relationships, better communication with the people they love and some solid tools to make it all easier. Is this you? If so, let's 1.) jump on a free consultation call to learn more and see if we are a good fit 2.) get started and 3.) get you back on track to the life you want to live.
Currently accepting new clients in-person and virtually. Navigating major life changes and challenges, managing anxiety or depression, healing trauma, grieving a loss or are just overwhelmed with where you are in life right now- I can help. Most people don't want therapy, they want more calm, better relationships, better communication with the people they love and some solid tools to make it all easier. Is this you? If so, let's 1.) jump on a free consultation call to learn more and see if we are a good fit 2.) get started and 3.) get you back on track to the life you want to live.
(949) 200-6821 View (949) 200-6821
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Crystal Gee
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92663
My name is Crystal Gee, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have a master’s degree in professional clinical counseling, a bachelor’s in management of Human Services and an Associate in Criminal Justice. I've helped clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and behavioral disruption, grief, anger management, mood disorders, ADHD, and suicidal ideations. My populations of focus are adults, survivors of abuse, ethnic minorities, and individuals with mental illness, emotional difficulties, and behavioral problems. My focus is psychotherapy with a Cognitive Behavioral and integrative approach.
My name is Crystal Gee, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have a master’s degree in professional clinical counseling, a bachelor’s in management of Human Services and an Associate in Criminal Justice. I've helped clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and behavioral disruption, grief, anger management, mood disorders, ADHD, and suicidal ideations. My populations of focus are adults, survivors of abuse, ethnic minorities, and individuals with mental illness, emotional difficulties, and behavioral problems. My focus is psychotherapy with a Cognitive Behavioral and integrative approach.
(805) 243-3325 View (805) 243-3325
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Isha Bhatt
LPC Intern, APCC
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck between two or more worlds, unsure of who you are? Or perhaps you feel trapped in the life you’re currently living. Whether that means sharing your hopes and dreams, making needed changes in a relationship, or expressing your sexuality; I help people better understand themselves, and who they really are underneath cultural, social, and other external expectations and pressures. I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) and an EMDR certified therapist who works with adults and adolescents. I work under the direct supervision of Dr. Jessica Borelli.
Do you feel stuck between two or more worlds, unsure of who you are? Or perhaps you feel trapped in the life you’re currently living. Whether that means sharing your hopes and dreams, making needed changes in a relationship, or expressing your sexuality; I help people better understand themselves, and who they really are underneath cultural, social, and other external expectations and pressures. I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) and an EMDR certified therapist who works with adults and adolescents. I work under the direct supervision of Dr. Jessica Borelli.
(714) 942-2544 View (714) 942-2544
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Christina Soibatian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
I begin treatment with a client-centered approach by actively listening, demonstrating positive unconditional regard, and maintaining a non-judgmental attitude. I believe building trust, promoting a safe space where my client’s values and experiences are respected, and demonstrating my advocacy for their efforts is fundamental for engagement in treatment. Gathering information about my client’s background, engaging in ongoing assessment of their motivation and perceptions toward treatment, and identifying factors that facilitate and challenge their treatment process is also imperative.
I begin treatment with a client-centered approach by actively listening, demonstrating positive unconditional regard, and maintaining a non-judgmental attitude. I believe building trust, promoting a safe space where my client’s values and experiences are respected, and demonstrating my advocacy for their efforts is fundamental for engagement in treatment. Gathering information about my client’s background, engaging in ongoing assessment of their motivation and perceptions toward treatment, and identifying factors that facilitate and challenge their treatment process is also imperative.
(424) 339-2204 View (424) 339-2204
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Emily R Gombos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
The people who come to see me are bright and resourceful, but they struggle to feel better on their own. They are dissatisfied with one or many aspects of their lives, and often have symptoms such as anxiety, depression, addiction and stress. They have struggled with past relationships, and their current ones tend to be difficult and unsatisfying. As a licensed psychotherapist working with adults and older adolescents, I have the sincere privilege of helping people explore their lives and find the long-term, permanent solutions they are looking for.
The people who come to see me are bright and resourceful, but they struggle to feel better on their own. They are dissatisfied with one or many aspects of their lives, and often have symptoms such as anxiety, depression, addiction and stress. They have struggled with past relationships, and their current ones tend to be difficult and unsatisfying. As a licensed psychotherapist working with adults and older adolescents, I have the sincere privilege of helping people explore their lives and find the long-term, permanent solutions they are looking for.
(714) 323-8434 View (714) 323-8434
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Lillian Strom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
Feeling pain, or feeling lonely and sad? Or maybe you feel emptiness. A huge hole of emptiness and you have no idea how to fill it. Life can be hard. Even when we do our very best, sometimes it just doesn't feel like it's enough. We can have feelings of pain, sadness, anxiety and other hard feelings we try to ignore and push away. Maybe you best is never good enough and you're tired of trying. Feelings of abandonment, emotional neglect, failure, bullying and traumas can stay with us throughout our lives until we seek out healing. We can embark on this journey healing together. I'm here to help.
Feeling pain, or feeling lonely and sad? Or maybe you feel emptiness. A huge hole of emptiness and you have no idea how to fill it. Life can be hard. Even when we do our very best, sometimes it just doesn't feel like it's enough. We can have feelings of pain, sadness, anxiety and other hard feelings we try to ignore and push away. Maybe you best is never good enough and you're tired of trying. Feelings of abandonment, emotional neglect, failure, bullying and traumas can stay with us throughout our lives until we seek out healing. We can embark on this journey healing together. I'm here to help.
(714) 409-3544 View (714) 409-3544

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Number of Therapists in Newport Beach, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Newport Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth
43% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Newport Beach, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Newport 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.