Therapists in Pasadena, CA

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Amanda Cassil
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
My primary focus and passion is working with women and underrepresented groups in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. I work with anxiety, depression, adult survivors of childhood abuse, and more. I have a special interest in working with early career professionals around topics of navigating conflicting expectations, impostor syndrome, and work-life balance. I am the author of The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person: A Workbook to Harness Your Strengths in Every Part of Life. Find it at: amazon.com/author/amandacassil
My primary focus and passion is working with women and underrepresented groups in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. I work with anxiety, depression, adult survivors of childhood abuse, and more. I have a special interest in working with early career professionals around topics of navigating conflicting expectations, impostor syndrome, and work-life balance. I am the author of The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person: A Workbook to Harness Your Strengths in Every Part of Life. Find it at: amazon.com/author/amandacassil
(626) 587-2320 View (626) 587-2320
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Kathlynn Gates
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Are you experiencing challenges dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, and trauma/PTSD? Due to these symptoms, we can be in too much emotional pain and feel too stuck to reframe our perceptions or to find solutions to our problems. Childhood or recent trauma can cause emotional distress that can be difficult to process. I am here to support you in working through unresolved trauma and guide you toward healing. Therefore, you can feel empowered, rejuvenated, and enthusiastic about life again.
Are you experiencing challenges dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, and trauma/PTSD? Due to these symptoms, we can be in too much emotional pain and feel too stuck to reframe our perceptions or to find solutions to our problems. Childhood or recent trauma can cause emotional distress that can be difficult to process. I am here to support you in working through unresolved trauma and guide you toward healing. Therefore, you can feel empowered, rejuvenated, and enthusiastic about life again.
(626) 788-8445 View (626) 788-8445
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Amalya Tagakchyan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Uncertain what to make of how you're feeling? You're in the right place. Taking the first step in seeking out a therapist and beginning this chapter in improving your mental health is by far the hardest and most courageous step you can take – welcome and I’m happy to have you here. I'm the founder and owner of Untangled Path Therapy, a private practice that focuses on adult individuals and couples. A safe, warm, non-judgmental place where you won't only be asked, "How does that make you feel?"
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Uncertain what to make of how you're feeling? You're in the right place. Taking the first step in seeking out a therapist and beginning this chapter in improving your mental health is by far the hardest and most courageous step you can take – welcome and I’m happy to have you here. I'm the founder and owner of Untangled Path Therapy, a private practice that focuses on adult individuals and couples. A safe, warm, non-judgmental place where you won't only be asked, "How does that make you feel?"
(626) 427-8515 View (626) 427-8515
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Charity Perry
PhD
Pasadena, CA 91101
Stepfamilies & Blended Families are the fastest growing families in the United States! With your blended family comes many opportunities to grow and learn about each other, but also may come with high-conflict former relationships/divorce(s), co-parenting issues, and other trials. I am here to help with the unique blending that occurs pre-marriage, post-marriage, and certainly when families are not blending so easily. I want your family to not only survive, but thrive!
Stepfamilies & Blended Families are the fastest growing families in the United States! With your blended family comes many opportunities to grow and learn about each other, but also may come with high-conflict former relationships/divorce(s), co-parenting issues, and other trials. I am here to help with the unique blending that occurs pre-marriage, post-marriage, and certainly when families are not blending so easily. I want your family to not only survive, but thrive!
(323) 553-4295 View (323) 553-4295
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Daniel Chazanas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Do you somehow feel like you just don't fit into your life? People I work with often feel like misfits, even though - from the outside - they may appear to be doing just fine. I help people see through their trances of unworthiness, shame, distrust, and inferiority. These trances often stem from identifying with outdated stories from the past; stories that often have deep roots in the mind, heart, body, and spirit, which take time to unearth and unravel. I offer a safe, sacred space where these stories and early traumas - that are showing up today as persistent "problems"- can be explored, understood, and ultimately released.
Do you somehow feel like you just don't fit into your life? People I work with often feel like misfits, even though - from the outside - they may appear to be doing just fine. I help people see through their trances of unworthiness, shame, distrust, and inferiority. These trances often stem from identifying with outdated stories from the past; stories that often have deep roots in the mind, heart, body, and spirit, which take time to unearth and unravel. I offer a safe, sacred space where these stories and early traumas - that are showing up today as persistent "problems"- can be explored, understood, and ultimately released.
(626) 768-9349 View (626) 768-9349
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Ben Esch
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
There are many different reasons for starting therapy, but they usually boil down to this...you want to feel better. You might feel overwhelmed by worry or sadness. You might be fighting with your partner too much or connecting too little. You might feel haunted by the traumas of your past. You might feel disconnected from the joys of your life, or too "stuck" to pursue your dreams and passions. If any of those sentences sound familiar, I want you to know that therapy can help. Therapy is not a miracle cure for all of life's problems, but speaking as both a clinician and a client, it really can help you feel better.
There are many different reasons for starting therapy, but they usually boil down to this...you want to feel better. You might feel overwhelmed by worry or sadness. You might be fighting with your partner too much or connecting too little. You might feel haunted by the traumas of your past. You might feel disconnected from the joys of your life, or too "stuck" to pursue your dreams and passions. If any of those sentences sound familiar, I want you to know that therapy can help. Therapy is not a miracle cure for all of life's problems, but speaking as both a clinician and a client, it really can help you feel better.
(626) 784-7286 View (626) 784-7286
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Elena Frances Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91104
Today's world demands so much of us. The pressures to be everything, do everything, for everyone can cause stress, anxiety, and depression. We are human. And even the best of humans need support from time to time to bounce back from the challenges of life and live powerfully. It is time that you had a consistent partnership that focuses on your healing, growth, and emotional resilience.
Today's world demands so much of us. The pressures to be everything, do everything, for everyone can cause stress, anxiety, and depression. We are human. And even the best of humans need support from time to time to bounce back from the challenges of life and live powerfully. It is time that you had a consistent partnership that focuses on your healing, growth, and emotional resilience.
(626) 790-7115 View (626) 790-7115
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Katrin Koutassevitch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
As an older adult, you are facing a new set of challenges. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a medical condition, caregiver stress, or a change in living arrangements, you’re feeling down and overwhelmed. You’re tired of waking up tired. The stress or sadness feels like it’s taking over. You’re ready to start having some good days. You want to start feeling like yourself again.
As an older adult, you are facing a new set of challenges. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a medical condition, caregiver stress, or a change in living arrangements, you’re feeling down and overwhelmed. You’re tired of waking up tired. The stress or sadness feels like it’s taking over. You’re ready to start having some good days. You want to start feeling like yourself again.
(424) 339-0977 View (424) 339-0977
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Pam Olender
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106
You deserve to be heard, understood, and supported. Therapy can provide that necessary support. Each person's life experience is unique. My therapy is tailored to your specific needs and goals. A trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential in facilitating healing, growth, and a clearer understanding of your authentic self. Our therapeutic conversations will explore your thoughts, beliefs, and behavioral patterns, gaining insight into yourself and your circumstances. This process of self-discovery paves the way for increased self-confidence, better relationships, and a greater sense of purpose in life.
You deserve to be heard, understood, and supported. Therapy can provide that necessary support. Each person's life experience is unique. My therapy is tailored to your specific needs and goals. A trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential in facilitating healing, growth, and a clearer understanding of your authentic self. Our therapeutic conversations will explore your thoughts, beliefs, and behavioral patterns, gaining insight into yourself and your circumstances. This process of self-discovery paves the way for increased self-confidence, better relationships, and a greater sense of purpose in life.
(626) 605-6876 View (626) 605-6876
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Laura Dickson LCSW Coach/Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
Are you considering coaching or therapy? If so I might be the right coach/therapist for you. I use a client centered approach to both coaching and psychotherapy and I am, among other specialties an EMDR trained clinician. In our first session we will create a targeted plan designed to address your personal goals, challenges, and concerns. Are you facing a relationship or career change? are you facing mental health issues or health issues? is your family or family business facing a challenge? Are you an entrepreneur looking to develop a business? If so, Contact Me to schedule a short phone call to discuss working together.
Are you considering coaching or therapy? If so I might be the right coach/therapist for you. I use a client centered approach to both coaching and psychotherapy and I am, among other specialties an EMDR trained clinician. In our first session we will create a targeted plan designed to address your personal goals, challenges, and concerns. Are you facing a relationship or career change? are you facing mental health issues or health issues? is your family or family business facing a challenge? Are you an entrepreneur looking to develop a business? If so, Contact Me to schedule a short phone call to discuss working together.
(626) 609-7281 View (626) 609-7281
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Luanne Sylvia Hernandez-Storr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105  (Online Only)
Welcome. I work primarily with couples and couples who are parents. Parenting and marriage play significant roles in our lives and they got harder during Covid. New parents especially are coping with topics that their relatives and friends with older children may have a hard time relating to. I am here to help new parents and couples navigate this transition time as individuals, partners, and parents. I rely heavily on attachment theory, Gottman method techniques for couples and raising emotionally intelligent children, and mindfulness.
Welcome. I work primarily with couples and couples who are parents. Parenting and marriage play significant roles in our lives and they got harder during Covid. New parents especially are coping with topics that their relatives and friends with older children may have a hard time relating to. I am here to help new parents and couples navigate this transition time as individuals, partners, and parents. I rely heavily on attachment theory, Gottman method techniques for couples and raising emotionally intelligent children, and mindfulness.
(323) 870-9924 View (323) 870-9924
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Cassidy Pham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
Imagine a ghost who is haunting a person when they are most vulnerable to take control of them. This is the way trauma shows up in our lives. It slowly reveals itself and every encounter is scarier than the previous. Furthermore, no one else can validate this experience because they cannot see the ghost at first, which leads the person to feeling alone, isolated, and vulnerable. I can come along side with you as you overcome this ghost. You can overcome your trauma in therapy with a safe and supportive environment to take on whatever it is that is haunting you.
Imagine a ghost who is haunting a person when they are most vulnerable to take control of them. This is the way trauma shows up in our lives. It slowly reveals itself and every encounter is scarier than the previous. Furthermore, no one else can validate this experience because they cannot see the ghost at first, which leads the person to feeling alone, isolated, and vulnerable. I can come along side with you as you overcome this ghost. You can overcome your trauma in therapy with a safe and supportive environment to take on whatever it is that is haunting you.
(925) 396-7085 View (925) 396-7085
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Marica Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
I believe that therapy is a truly personal experience. The decision to seek support is a courageous one. As your therapist, I feel the privilege of being allowed into your life in a way that you may have not allowed others to be. My approach is customized to each of my clients because each one of us is on our own personal journey. My treatments are rooted in psychodynamic, humanistic, and family systems theories. Based on your individual goals and needs, I may integrate mindfulness-based interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or trauma focused therapy. I am an EMDR trained therapist and current member of EMDRIA.
I believe that therapy is a truly personal experience. The decision to seek support is a courageous one. As your therapist, I feel the privilege of being allowed into your life in a way that you may have not allowed others to be. My approach is customized to each of my clients because each one of us is on our own personal journey. My treatments are rooted in psychodynamic, humanistic, and family systems theories. Based on your individual goals and needs, I may integrate mindfulness-based interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or trauma focused therapy. I am an EMDR trained therapist and current member of EMDRIA.
(626) 790-2881 View (626) 790-2881
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Dr. Young Ok Kim
Psychologist, PsyD, MDiv
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Young Ok Kim enjoys helping those facing diverse challenges such as: anxiety and depression, trauma (including growing up in an abusive family), self-esteem, attachment issues, struggles with loss and grief, relationship and family conflict, and spiritual struggles related to mental health. Particularly, she has a special heart for 1.5 and 2nd generation Asians and their parents who face difficulties related to the unique generational differences stemming from language and cultural barriers. She provides therapy in both English and Korean and she is licensed in California and Illinois.
Dr. Young Ok Kim enjoys helping those facing diverse challenges such as: anxiety and depression, trauma (including growing up in an abusive family), self-esteem, attachment issues, struggles with loss and grief, relationship and family conflict, and spiritual struggles related to mental health. Particularly, she has a special heart for 1.5 and 2nd generation Asians and their parents who face difficulties related to the unique generational differences stemming from language and cultural barriers. She provides therapy in both English and Korean and she is licensed in California and Illinois.
(331) 256-2648 View (331) 256-2648
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Kari K. Yoshimura
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome! Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and how I approach therapy. Life is more demanding and stressful these days than ever before. There are many ways people cope with personal challenges. Going to therapy is just one option. Therapy provides a unique opportunity to explore yourself, your relationships with others, and your goals and aspirations. My approach is simple: together, let's find practical ways to cope with personal issues and, if appropriate, let's look into how your past experiences have affected how you are currently coping. I will provide a safe space to explore this personal journey.
Hi and welcome! Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and how I approach therapy. Life is more demanding and stressful these days than ever before. There are many ways people cope with personal challenges. Going to therapy is just one option. Therapy provides a unique opportunity to explore yourself, your relationships with others, and your goals and aspirations. My approach is simple: together, let's find practical ways to cope with personal issues and, if appropriate, let's look into how your past experiences have affected how you are currently coping. I will provide a safe space to explore this personal journey.
(323) 604-1679 View (323) 604-1679
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Lauren Permenter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
You make it through the day to day but inside you’re fearful, anxious or depressed. You’re bottling things up and lashing out at seemingly insignificant things later. The demands of your job & personal life are starting to feel like too much to juggle even though you’ve always been good at juggling it all. It doesn’t seem like something you can talk about. Everyone thinks you have it all together and besides you feel ashamed. Holding all this in is starting to make you feel lonely. You know life should be different but you’re overwhelmed and you wonder how everyone else seems to do it so easily.
You make it through the day to day but inside you’re fearful, anxious or depressed. You’re bottling things up and lashing out at seemingly insignificant things later. The demands of your job & personal life are starting to feel like too much to juggle even though you’ve always been good at juggling it all. It doesn’t seem like something you can talk about. Everyone thinks you have it all together and besides you feel ashamed. Holding all this in is starting to make you feel lonely. You know life should be different but you’re overwhelmed and you wonder how everyone else seems to do it so easily.
(323) 443-1806 View (323) 443-1806
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Haley Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91107
I have been conducting therapy since 2017, working in various settings. My background and training began with treating issues related to trauma. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children ranging in issues from depression, bipolar-related issues, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, issues relating to schizophrenia, interpersonal conflict, and most recently issues related to the ongoing pandemic and the many challenges it has brought. In addition, I have experience working with moms experiencing postpartum depression.
I have been conducting therapy since 2017, working in various settings. My background and training began with treating issues related to trauma. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children ranging in issues from depression, bipolar-related issues, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, issues relating to schizophrenia, interpersonal conflict, and most recently issues related to the ongoing pandemic and the many challenges it has brought. In addition, I have experience working with moms experiencing postpartum depression.
(626) 328-4894 View (626) 328-4894
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Mindful Pasadena
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is your worry keeping you awake at night? We believe that life can present challenges that require the help and support of counseling. We provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable to share and be heard. We prioritize listening and reflecting and compassion in our practice. Utilizing mindful practices, we will meet with each client individually to create goals that will help and encourage you to find fulfilment and serenity in your life. We know that life can be extremely challenging and at times feel insurmountable. At Mindful Pasadena, we are here to help and work with you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is your worry keeping you awake at night? We believe that life can present challenges that require the help and support of counseling. We provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable to share and be heard. We prioritize listening and reflecting and compassion in our practice. Utilizing mindful practices, we will meet with each client individually to create goals that will help and encourage you to find fulfilment and serenity in your life. We know that life can be extremely challenging and at times feel insurmountable. At Mindful Pasadena, we are here to help and work with you.
(626) 389-1048 View (626) 389-1048
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Eric Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Waitlist for new clients
My clients are smart and resourceful. While their resilience may have resulted in successes, they find themselves overwhelmed and disconnected by stress, worry and hopelessness, struggling with transitions, challenges in relationships, identity, and an injured sense of self. Based in both personal experiences and formal credentials in Creative Writing and Psychology, I bring my passion for using words and inquiry to cultivate connection, insight and growth.
My clients are smart and resourceful. While their resilience may have resulted in successes, they find themselves overwhelmed and disconnected by stress, worry and hopelessness, struggling with transitions, challenges in relationships, identity, and an injured sense of self. Based in both personal experiences and formal credentials in Creative Writing and Psychology, I bring my passion for using words and inquiry to cultivate connection, insight and growth.
(626) 436-3731 View (626) 436-3731
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Vanessa Rosas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91103  (Online Only)
My background for the past 20 years is in individual therapy where I specialize in depression, anxiety, PTSD (including severe and complex),and adjustment disorders. I also have a Masters in Public Health which makes me uniquely qualified to help people with chronic illness (diabetes, heart disease, HIV, and autoimmune diseases) because physical health and mental health are enmeshed. My unique background helps my clients feel better physically and mentally with the goal of creating coping mechanisms that are obtainable and easy to implement.
My background for the past 20 years is in individual therapy where I specialize in depression, anxiety, PTSD (including severe and complex),and adjustment disorders. I also have a Masters in Public Health which makes me uniquely qualified to help people with chronic illness (diabetes, heart disease, HIV, and autoimmune diseases) because physical health and mental health are enmeshed. My unique background helps my clients feel better physically and mentally with the goal of creating coping mechanisms that are obtainable and easy to implement.
(323) 970-2566 View (323) 970-2566

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Number of Therapists in Pasadena, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Pasadena, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aetna
52% Cigna and Evernorth
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pasadena, CA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pasadena?

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.