Therapists in Newport Beach, CA

Photo of Emily Kirkbride, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Emily Kirkbride
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
In 2024 dating, marriage and parenting are not for the faint of heart. Just being human is hard. If you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed, reactive, burdened or disconnected from yourself and others, you are in the right place. Perfectionism and a harsh inner critic will keep you from feeling comfortable in your body and relationships. Maybe you are turning toward food, media or substances to soothe yourself. If this is you, I can help you slow down and begin your journey of moving toward healing.
In 2024 dating, marriage and parenting are not for the faint of heart. Just being human is hard. If you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed, reactive, burdened or disconnected from yourself and others, you are in the right place. Perfectionism and a harsh inner critic will keep you from feeling comfortable in your body and relationships. Maybe you are turning toward food, media or substances to soothe yourself. If this is you, I can help you slow down and begin your journey of moving toward healing.
(949) 519-4817 View (949) 519-4817
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Colleen Marie Saldana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Whether you are dealing with relationship difficulties, family struggles, poor boundary setting, low self worth, disordered eating, trauma, couples concerns, obsessive compulsive, sadness/depression, and/or excessive worry, I am here to help. My goal is to assist clients develop healthy boundaries, increase insight, increase self esteem, gain new perspectives, and learn positive ways to re frame negative thoughts. It is very important to me that I help you reach your goals & acquire the healing you seek, while assisting you along the way.
Whether you are dealing with relationship difficulties, family struggles, poor boundary setting, low self worth, disordered eating, trauma, couples concerns, obsessive compulsive, sadness/depression, and/or excessive worry, I am here to help. My goal is to assist clients develop healthy boundaries, increase insight, increase self esteem, gain new perspectives, and learn positive ways to re frame negative thoughts. It is very important to me that I help you reach your goals & acquire the healing you seek, while assisting you along the way.
(949) 229-4969 View (949) 229-4969
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Monica Stephens
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Do you feel like you keep getting into the same kind of relationship? Do you have emotional reactions that are bigger than the situation? Our past experiences shape the negative messages we have about ourselves and the world. We can work to reveal and rewrite those messages so that you can move forward toward the life you want.
Do you feel like you keep getting into the same kind of relationship? Do you have emotional reactions that are bigger than the situation? Our past experiences shape the negative messages we have about ourselves and the world. We can work to reveal and rewrite those messages so that you can move forward toward the life you want.
(714) 844-1672 View (714) 844-1672
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Karen Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
I am so happy that you have decided to seek help for your child, adolescent, or young adult. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). I am also certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I worked for the County of Orange where I provided mental health services using play, sand, and art therapy to help clients express themselves in a trusting and safe environment. I am able to help my clients with a variety of issues and problems related to childhood abuse, trauma, bullying, and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
I am so happy that you have decided to seek help for your child, adolescent, or young adult. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). I am also certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I worked for the County of Orange where I provided mental health services using play, sand, and art therapy to help clients express themselves in a trusting and safe environment. I am able to help my clients with a variety of issues and problems related to childhood abuse, trauma, bullying, and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
(657) 385-8488 View (657) 385-8488
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Emily Rose Newell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
Welcome to my space! My name is Emily and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I work through a collaborative lens where we focus on our therapeutic relationship and together, build a safe and nurturing space that empowers, brings hope, and helps individuals gain a sense of control again. Through out our time together, you will learn valuable coping skills, techniques, and a better sense of self. Therapy with me will give you the opportunity and voice to express your thoughts, feelings and struggles while we navigate it together. You are the expert in your own life and I am here to hear your stories.
Welcome to my space! My name is Emily and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I work through a collaborative lens where we focus on our therapeutic relationship and together, build a safe and nurturing space that empowers, brings hope, and helps individuals gain a sense of control again. Through out our time together, you will learn valuable coping skills, techniques, and a better sense of self. Therapy with me will give you the opportunity and voice to express your thoughts, feelings and struggles while we navigate it together. You are the expert in your own life and I am here to hear your stories.
(949) 881-5683 View (949) 881-5683
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Attachment-Based Emdr Trained - Lisa Casey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lost or not enough? Do relationships never seem to go your way? Perhaps you have a hard time identifying what you want and struggle with how to communicate it. Maybe you feel alone and overwhelmed in your pain. My therapeutic focus is to help you understand how these problems came to be and help you strengthen your inner voice. My goal is to help you overcome your current setbacks so you can live your best life, full of connection and new patterns of meaning.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lost or not enough? Do relationships never seem to go your way? Perhaps you have a hard time identifying what you want and struggle with how to communicate it. Maybe you feel alone and overwhelmed in your pain. My therapeutic focus is to help you understand how these problems came to be and help you strengthen your inner voice. My goal is to help you overcome your current setbacks so you can live your best life, full of connection and new patterns of meaning.
(949) 997-0591 View (949) 997-0591
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Debbi Z Hensling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
When is the last time you hired a professional to act in your best interest for help with issues in your life? Choosing to see a professional for issues in your life can be difficult but also life changing. Many postpone seeking help because they believe doing so acknowledges failure on their part. Reallly? We seek the help of experts all the time and what is more important than your life and the relationships in it? If you are willing to take the time to invest in counseling, make sure that it is with someone that is worth your time.
When is the last time you hired a professional to act in your best interest for help with issues in your life? Choosing to see a professional for issues in your life can be difficult but also life changing. Many postpone seeking help because they believe doing so acknowledges failure on their part. Reallly? We seek the help of experts all the time and what is more important than your life and the relationships in it? If you are willing to take the time to invest in counseling, make sure that it is with someone that is worth your time.
(949) 644-7726 View (949) 644-7726
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Mariam Sheibani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Is your child experiencing the following symptoms as a result of parental divorce or separation? (sadness, anxiety, regression in sleeping, toilet training, thumb sucking, difficulty leaving primary caretaker, clinginess, crying, temper tantrums, feelings of guilt, loneliness, shame, anger, bedtime anxiety, loyalty conflict and physical complaints). If your child is experiencing the above mentioned symptoms, psychotherapy that helps the child and family feel safe and supported is essential to healing. I am a Board Certified licensed Clinical Psychologist with eight years of clinical experience and specialize in children ages 0-12 who are struggling as a result of parental divorce or separation.
Is your child experiencing the following symptoms as a result of parental divorce or separation? (sadness, anxiety, regression in sleeping, toilet training, thumb sucking, difficulty leaving primary caretaker, clinginess, crying, temper tantrums, feelings of guilt, loneliness, shame, anger, bedtime anxiety, loyalty conflict and physical complaints). If your child is experiencing the above mentioned symptoms, psychotherapy that helps the child and family feel safe and supported is essential to healing. I am a Board Certified licensed Clinical Psychologist with eight years of clinical experience and specialize in children ages 0-12 who are struggling as a result of parental divorce or separation.
(949) 505-9903 View (949) 505-9903
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Alena Schuss
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92663  (Online Only)
You're here, and it's not easy. Life's complexities have thrown you into a whirlwind of challenges – maybe it's the echoes of past trauma, the persistent tug of anxiety or depression, or perhaps it's the weight of expectations that feel impossible to carry. Originally from Austria, a former professional triathlete, and now doctoral student in MFT, I know firsthand the pressures of performance and the mental strains that come with it, I understand the delicate balance between physical prowess and mental resilience. If you are someone yearning for clarity and healing, I'm here to be your compass on this journey.
You're here, and it's not easy. Life's complexities have thrown you into a whirlwind of challenges – maybe it's the echoes of past trauma, the persistent tug of anxiety or depression, or perhaps it's the weight of expectations that feel impossible to carry. Originally from Austria, a former professional triathlete, and now doctoral student in MFT, I know firsthand the pressures of performance and the mental strains that come with it, I understand the delicate balance between physical prowess and mental resilience. If you are someone yearning for clarity and healing, I'm here to be your compass on this journey.
(949) 799-1096 View (949) 799-1096
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Suzan Aldimassi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, CMS, CHT, NLP
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Do you end up going from one doctor to another searching for an answer to your physical complaints? Has your doctor told you that there is no explanation for your symptoms? Has your doctor told you that there is “nothing wrong with you” or “it’s all in your head”? Life is filled with challenges. Stress can be inevitable as we encounter these challenges. Mental, emotional, and physical stress can lead to muscle tension and aliments.
Do you end up going from one doctor to another searching for an answer to your physical complaints? Has your doctor told you that there is no explanation for your symptoms? Has your doctor told you that there is “nothing wrong with you” or “it’s all in your head”? Life is filled with challenges. Stress can be inevitable as we encounter these challenges. Mental, emotional, and physical stress can lead to muscle tension and aliments.
(949) 674-3761 View (949) 674-3761
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Jane DeWilde
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
I have been a therapist for 10 years. This has been a lifetime goal for me. I waited to become a therapist until I had the time in my life to dedicate myself to this career. My life experience has brought me to a place of openness and acceptance of everyone's life journeys. I have worked with all different types of people in many different walks of life. Everyone wants to be heard when life is not as we expect it to be. I believe that is what therapy is all about, being heard.
I have been a therapist for 10 years. This has been a lifetime goal for me. I waited to become a therapist until I had the time in my life to dedicate myself to this career. My life experience has brought me to a place of openness and acceptance of everyone's life journeys. I have worked with all different types of people in many different walks of life. Everyone wants to be heard when life is not as we expect it to be. I believe that is what therapy is all about, being heard.
(714) 617-7438 View (714) 617-7438
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Rebecca Segars Washington
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you feel overwhelmed by what it means to live up to someone else’s standards? Do you hope that life can feel more fulfilling? Now more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about finding their place in life, managing difficult family dynamics, and overcoming anxiety. I believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to feel calm and connected. I offer therapy for individuals, couples, and families who are looking to feel more secure and understood.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you feel overwhelmed by what it means to live up to someone else’s standards? Do you hope that life can feel more fulfilling? Now more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about finding their place in life, managing difficult family dynamics, and overcoming anxiety. I believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to feel calm and connected. I offer therapy for individuals, couples, and families who are looking to feel more secure and understood.
(949) 619-6855 View (949) 619-6855
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Elise Marie Collier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CEMDR, CAS, CPAP
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Elise Collier is a seasoned therapist specializing in adverse childhood experiences, CPTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation, and addiction. Since 2009, she has honed her expertise in residential treatment facilities, intensive outpatient programs, and private practice. Elise's extensive training includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodrama, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and attachment-based Somatic Experiencing. She holds certifications in EMDR, Structural Dissociation Integration Therapy, and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy. Elise also helps clients weave their spiritual practices in their healing journey.
Elise Collier is a seasoned therapist specializing in adverse childhood experiences, CPTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation, and addiction. Since 2009, she has honed her expertise in residential treatment facilities, intensive outpatient programs, and private practice. Elise's extensive training includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodrama, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and attachment-based Somatic Experiencing. She holds certifications in EMDR, Structural Dissociation Integration Therapy, and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy. Elise also helps clients weave their spiritual practices in their healing journey.
(562) 741-8670 View (562) 741-8670
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Marni Reinhardt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
Being part of a couple can be challenging. Do you need to improve your communication with your partner? Do you wish for a better emotional and physical connection? Perhaps you are hurting from a betrayal? Parenting styles too different? Or maybe you feel anxious or depressed about something in your life or relationship.
Being part of a couple can be challenging. Do you need to improve your communication with your partner? Do you wish for a better emotional and physical connection? Perhaps you are hurting from a betrayal? Parenting styles too different? Or maybe you feel anxious or depressed about something in your life or relationship.
(949) 682-3744 View (949) 682-3744
Photo of Mari Mora, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Mari Mora
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
Things in your life feel off, emotions overwhelm you daily, your relationships suffer, and nothing feels like it can change for the better. Taking action to get help feels hard but you know something needs to change. Therapy is an evidence-based approach that will get to the root of what's going on and allow for meaningful change.
Things in your life feel off, emotions overwhelm you daily, your relationships suffer, and nothing feels like it can change for the better. Taking action to get help feels hard but you know something needs to change. Therapy is an evidence-based approach that will get to the root of what's going on and allow for meaningful change.
(949) 229-5156 View (949) 229-5156
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Mariam Ibrahim
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
Dr. Ibrahim completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University, with an emphasis on clinical child and health psychology. She then completed her clinical internship at the UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Dr. Ibrahim flexibly uses evidence-based modalities backed by research to guide her treatment, adapting the approaches to each individual’s needs. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Dr. Ibrahim completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University, with an emphasis on clinical child and health psychology. She then completed her clinical internship at the UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Dr. Ibrahim flexibly uses evidence-based modalities backed by research to guide her treatment, adapting the approaches to each individual’s needs. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
(714) 415-2033 View (714) 415-2033
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Tony Fiore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
I have had an active clinical practice for over 30 years, specializing in marital and sexual therapy, anger and stress management. Clients see me as a competent professional and a person they feel comfortable with. I like to see couples who are motivated to improve their relationship and learn skills to be better partners. I am seen as quit balanced in my approach and ''down the middle" in terms of seeing things from both gender points of view. Because of this, many husbands participate in couples therapy with me that might otherwise not feel comfortable in therapy.
I have had an active clinical practice for over 30 years, specializing in marital and sexual therapy, anger and stress management. Clients see me as a competent professional and a person they feel comfortable with. I like to see couples who are motivated to improve their relationship and learn skills to be better partners. I am seen as quit balanced in my approach and ''down the middle" in terms of seeing things from both gender points of view. Because of this, many husbands participate in couples therapy with me that might otherwise not feel comfortable in therapy.
(714) 252-7157 View (714) 252-7157
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Diane L Sagen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
In my office I provide a compassionate and caring listening environment. We work together so that healing and growth can take place at your own rate, and from your own starting place, the place in which you feel safe and comfortable. I treat each client as a person, not as a diagnosis. I have been in practice for 20 years and have worked with men and women who have experienced many difficult issues, including partner abuse, grief and loss and life transitions. The difficult job of facing change is central to healing. I feel that one of the most important factors in growing is to grieve the past to live fully in the present.
In my office I provide a compassionate and caring listening environment. We work together so that healing and growth can take place at your own rate, and from your own starting place, the place in which you feel safe and comfortable. I treat each client as a person, not as a diagnosis. I have been in practice for 20 years and have worked with men and women who have experienced many difficult issues, including partner abuse, grief and loss and life transitions. The difficult job of facing change is central to healing. I feel that one of the most important factors in growing is to grieve the past to live fully in the present.
(714) 941-0061 View (714) 941-0061
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Elizabeth Kovacevich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
For over 30 years I have been helping my clients to discover new ways to deal with their problems and to begin thriving rather than merely surviving in their lives. My greatest strength is moving people from crisis to change. My openness and forthright style with clients provide them the opportunity for understanding, personal growth, and change. I view therapy as an educational as well as therapeutic experience. My style is primarily interactive. I am supportive, caring and process oriented. I have extensive experience with mental health, hospitals and schools. I love working with people in all stages and ages of their lives!
For over 30 years I have been helping my clients to discover new ways to deal with their problems and to begin thriving rather than merely surviving in their lives. My greatest strength is moving people from crisis to change. My openness and forthright style with clients provide them the opportunity for understanding, personal growth, and change. I view therapy as an educational as well as therapeutic experience. My style is primarily interactive. I am supportive, caring and process oriented. I have extensive experience with mental health, hospitals and schools. I love working with people in all stages and ages of their lives!
(831) 272-4983 View (831) 272-4983
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DBT Center of Orange County
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
At the DBT Center of Orange County, our goal is to provide a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you resolve thoughts and behaviors that hamper you from Building Your Best Possible Life! Through the fastest-growing and evidence-based model of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that includes CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) techniques, the development of healthy behaviors and establishment of new coping skills are taught and practiced. The main modules of DBT are Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance.
At the DBT Center of Orange County, our goal is to provide a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you resolve thoughts and behaviors that hamper you from Building Your Best Possible Life! Through the fastest-growing and evidence-based model of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that includes CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) techniques, the development of healthy behaviors and establishment of new coping skills are taught and practiced. The main modules of DBT are Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance.
(949) 272-0734 View (949) 272-0734

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Number of Therapists in Newport Beach, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$179

Therapists in Newport Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% 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

80% Female
20% Male
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.