Therapists in Pasadena, CA

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Photo of Heather Lam, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
Heather Lam
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91106  (Online Only)
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Do you have annoying thoughts or behaviors that feel out of control? Current or past events in your life could be affecting your well-being. You could be experiencing a crisis, having difficulty with family, a partner, or friend. If you're feeling sad, anxious, or not like yourself, it's time to reach out. You might need someone that can listen and guide you through your stress. I will teach you tools to sort through your thoughts, feelings, and find a healthy relationship with yourself. I will work with you to heal, cope, and potentially laugh through tough times.
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Do you have annoying thoughts or behaviors that feel out of control? Current or past events in your life could be affecting your well-being. You could be experiencing a crisis, having difficulty with family, a partner, or friend. If you're feeling sad, anxious, or not like yourself, it's time to reach out. You might need someone that can listen and guide you through your stress. I will teach you tools to sort through your thoughts, feelings, and find a healthy relationship with yourself. I will work with you to heal, cope, and potentially laugh through tough times.
(626) 415-9675 View (626) 415-9675
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Dacia Fusaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106
I am passionate about working with people who want to heal past trauma and find more safety and happiness within themselves and their relationships as well as those who are moving through grief and loss. Is the past interfering with your quality of life and ability to sustain healthy relationships in the present? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? Have you recently lost someone you love or experienced a major life transition? Do you experience feelings of shame and hopelessness, nightmares, ruminating thoughts or addictive behavior? I provide a safe space to address past and present traumatic experiences and losses.
I am passionate about working with people who want to heal past trauma and find more safety and happiness within themselves and their relationships as well as those who are moving through grief and loss. Is the past interfering with your quality of life and ability to sustain healthy relationships in the present? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? Have you recently lost someone you love or experienced a major life transition? Do you experience feelings of shame and hopelessness, nightmares, ruminating thoughts or addictive behavior? I provide a safe space to address past and present traumatic experiences and losses.
(626) 714-2608 View (626) 714-2608
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Gerald Monk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91104
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California since 2006. I was a registered psychologist, counselor, and family mediator in New Zealand before moving to the United States as a professor in marriage and family therapy at San Diego State University. I worked and trained in educational psychology before being immersed in narrative therapy, narrative mediation, and solution-focused therapy in the 1990s. I have worked a lot in schools with children and teens, addressed parenting challenges, helped blended families address unique crises that arise, help clients with separation and divorce.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California since 2006. I was a registered psychologist, counselor, and family mediator in New Zealand before moving to the United States as a professor in marriage and family therapy at San Diego State University. I worked and trained in educational psychology before being immersed in narrative therapy, narrative mediation, and solution-focused therapy in the 1990s. I have worked a lot in schools with children and teens, addressed parenting challenges, helped blended families address unique crises that arise, help clients with separation and divorce.
(323) 716-0288 View (323) 716-0288
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Daniel Fenton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91107
Currently licensed in California (In-Person & Virtual) and Nevada (Virtual Only). Dr. Daniel Fenton is a Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist who works with individuals across the lifespan. He provides neurocognitive and psychological evaluation, in addition to psychotherapy. His specialty is the interaction between medical illness and psychological symptoms/conditions such as, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. He is passionate about working with individuals experiencing chronic and acute medical conditions, marital and relational conflict, career stress, as well as challenging life transitions.
Currently licensed in California (In-Person & Virtual) and Nevada (Virtual Only). Dr. Daniel Fenton is a Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist who works with individuals across the lifespan. He provides neurocognitive and psychological evaluation, in addition to psychotherapy. His specialty is the interaction between medical illness and psychological symptoms/conditions such as, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. He is passionate about working with individuals experiencing chronic and acute medical conditions, marital and relational conflict, career stress, as well as challenging life transitions.
(626) 723-3934 View (626) 723-3934
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Elizabeth A Morris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91106
Not accepting new clients
I will be on leave from November 2023 - April 2024, so I am not taking any new clients at this time. Please feel free to reach out in the spring to schedule! I specialize in providing comprehensive psychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. These evaluations uncover the many strengths and talents that one possesses, while providing guidance on how to unlock the full potential of that person. “There is no such thing as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan
I will be on leave from November 2023 - April 2024, so I am not taking any new clients at this time. Please feel free to reach out in the spring to schedule! I specialize in providing comprehensive psychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. These evaluations uncover the many strengths and talents that one possesses, while providing guidance on how to unlock the full potential of that person. “There is no such thing as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan
(626) 605-1906 View (626) 605-1906
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Nicole Woolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
(626) 314-7858 View (626) 314-7858
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Jennifer Parkford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91105
Being human isn’t easy. It can be awkward, scary, beautiful, exciting, and completely bewildering. Seeking help for your humanness is brave. Therapy can provide a safe environment to challenge lifelong patterns, address old wounds and traumas, and develop a deeper understanding of yourself. It can also help undo old wiring and unhelpful narratives so that you can create better habits, communication skills, and behaviors. Through a relational, direct, and compassionate approach, I treat individuals, couples, and families who want to find more joy, create better relationships, "update their software," and live more authentically.
Being human isn’t easy. It can be awkward, scary, beautiful, exciting, and completely bewildering. Seeking help for your humanness is brave. Therapy can provide a safe environment to challenge lifelong patterns, address old wounds and traumas, and develop a deeper understanding of yourself. It can also help undo old wiring and unhelpful narratives so that you can create better habits, communication skills, and behaviors. Through a relational, direct, and compassionate approach, I treat individuals, couples, and families who want to find more joy, create better relationships, "update their software," and live more authentically.
(323) 370-0762 View (323) 370-0762
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Elizabeth Edmunds
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91106  (Online Only)
Everybody needs somebody in the corner ring with them as they go out into the world and fight for the life they want and deserve! With over 20 years of combined experience in mental health, wellness and education, my approach is holistic, and client centered in order to best support each client's unique needs. I will share tools & resources from a framework that honors Empathy, Compassion, Humor, Creativity, Wellness, Mental Health, Integrative Medicine, Positive Psychology, and Spirituality to help decrease your suffering and increase joy, motivation and life fulfilment.
Everybody needs somebody in the corner ring with them as they go out into the world and fight for the life they want and deserve! With over 20 years of combined experience in mental health, wellness and education, my approach is holistic, and client centered in order to best support each client's unique needs. I will share tools & resources from a framework that honors Empathy, Compassion, Humor, Creativity, Wellness, Mental Health, Integrative Medicine, Positive Psychology, and Spirituality to help decrease your suffering and increase joy, motivation and life fulfilment.
(626) 586-3948 View (626) 586-3948
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Laurel Salmon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma can be hard to navigate on one’s own. Through the use of integrative modalities, my goal is to help you find your way so that you can manage symptoms, feel your best, discover who you truly are, and move forward in the direction of your dreams whereby your past no longer holds you back. Using warmth and compassion, I also aim to provide trauma-informed care to discuss your struggles without judgment and safely process unresolved trauma and feelings.
Experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma can be hard to navigate on one’s own. Through the use of integrative modalities, my goal is to help you find your way so that you can manage symptoms, feel your best, discover who you truly are, and move forward in the direction of your dreams whereby your past no longer holds you back. Using warmth and compassion, I also aim to provide trauma-informed care to discuss your struggles without judgment and safely process unresolved trauma and feelings.
(626) 606-2788 View (626) 606-2788
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Palms of Peace Center, EMDR & Christian Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome to Palms of Peace Center! My name is Jenny and I'm a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California! With over 14 years of experience in working with a diverse clientele in non-profit, governmental and private practice settings, I am passionate and specializes in helping individuals with their traumatic experiences and memories, while also integrating Christian faith based approach to the room, as I firmly believe the power of healing is combination of spirituality and evidence-based techniques.
Hello, and welcome to Palms of Peace Center! My name is Jenny and I'm a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California! With over 14 years of experience in working with a diverse clientele in non-profit, governmental and private practice settings, I am passionate and specializes in helping individuals with their traumatic experiences and memories, while also integrating Christian faith based approach to the room, as I firmly believe the power of healing is combination of spirituality and evidence-based techniques.
(626) 606-2613 View (626) 606-2613
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Dr. Natalie Arbid
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91103  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients. I specialize in working with adolescents (13+) and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and difficulties managing emotions and behaviors. I specialize in working with children of immigrants/ second generation folks on a range of issues. I used evidence-based treatments such as, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness based approaches. Through a collaborative approach, I can help you develop skills to more effectively cope and create meaningful life changes.
I am accepting new clients. I specialize in working with adolescents (13+) and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and difficulties managing emotions and behaviors. I specialize in working with children of immigrants/ second generation folks on a range of issues. I used evidence-based treatments such as, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness based approaches. Through a collaborative approach, I can help you develop skills to more effectively cope and create meaningful life changes.
(323) 593-4350 View (323) 593-4350
Photo of Rebecca Yu, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
Rebecca Yu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91106
Are you frustrated by the constant arguments with your significant other or your children? Do you feel as though your thoughts/emotions are getting in the way of quality friendships or being engaged at work? Do you want to experience something different? I am committed to helping you. I work with CHILDREN in managing behavioral disturbances, with TEENS in exploring boundaries of independence and emotional regulation, and with ADULTS in enhancing relationships while balancing self-care. I also work with COUPLES and FAMILIES in re-gaining a sense of stability.
Are you frustrated by the constant arguments with your significant other or your children? Do you feel as though your thoughts/emotions are getting in the way of quality friendships or being engaged at work? Do you want to experience something different? I am committed to helping you. I work with CHILDREN in managing behavioral disturbances, with TEENS in exploring boundaries of independence and emotional regulation, and with ADULTS in enhancing relationships while balancing self-care. I also work with COUPLES and FAMILIES in re-gaining a sense of stability.
(323) 859-1069 View (323) 859-1069
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Matthew Calkins
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? Want more from relationships? Or, have you experienced a recent loss or disruption, and don't know what to do? Psychotherapy is one way to help. Given that its success depends on the quality of the relationship between you and your therapist, I urge you to take your time and find a 'match.' If you need relief from painful and confusing feelings, if you are interested in deepening your understanding of yourself and strengthening your connections with others, I can be of assistance.
Feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? Want more from relationships? Or, have you experienced a recent loss or disruption, and don't know what to do? Psychotherapy is one way to help. Given that its success depends on the quality of the relationship between you and your therapist, I urge you to take your time and find a 'match.' If you need relief from painful and confusing feelings, if you are interested in deepening your understanding of yourself and strengthening your connections with others, I can be of assistance.
(213) 260-1968 View (213) 260-1968
Photo of Monica Diane Mayall, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
Monica Diane Mayall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91107  (Online Only)
I offer support and guidance to my clients as they grow and discover new ways of being. I meet you with a Client-Centered Approach that puts your needs and goals first. I do not see people as broken, like a machine, but as organically growing and adapting to our environment. Drawing from Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and Art Therapy, I have an abundance of tools to assist you in coping, adjusting, and changing your situation. I am very focused on being of service and supporting you in finding your state of wellbeing that persists no matter the circumstances of your life. Telehealth therapy available. For more see: MonicaMayall.com
I offer support and guidance to my clients as they grow and discover new ways of being. I meet you with a Client-Centered Approach that puts your needs and goals first. I do not see people as broken, like a machine, but as organically growing and adapting to our environment. Drawing from Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and Art Therapy, I have an abundance of tools to assist you in coping, adjusting, and changing your situation. I am very focused on being of service and supporting you in finding your state of wellbeing that persists no matter the circumstances of your life. Telehealth therapy available. For more see: MonicaMayall.com
(626) 658-4002 View (626) 658-4002
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Amanda Ly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAEd, MA, PPS, LMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health clinician who is vibrant and supportive. I have an extensive background working with adolescents and young adults through a wide range of challenges in both the educational and clinical setting. I have worked with many individuals who experience symptoms and characteristics of depression and anxiety among difficulties in coping with life changes or transitions. As a psychotherapist, I am caring, empathic, and compassionate - I believe that all people are deserving and capable of support, healing, and happiness.
I am a licensed mental health clinician who is vibrant and supportive. I have an extensive background working with adolescents and young adults through a wide range of challenges in both the educational and clinical setting. I have worked with many individuals who experience symptoms and characteristics of depression and anxiety among difficulties in coping with life changes or transitions. As a psychotherapist, I am caring, empathic, and compassionate - I believe that all people are deserving and capable of support, healing, and happiness.
(626) 602-7138 View (626) 602-7138
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Marci Loftin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
Navigating change can be difficult and sometimes having an objective ear can make all the difference. I am dedicated to supporting individuals through times of change and transition. My practice provides evidence-based treatment models for brief therapy, depth-oriented psychotherapy, and sandplay therapy. I am committed to working with you to help increase a sense of purpose, engagement and joy in life and work. Having worked in the corporate arena for over twenty years I bring particular insight into issues related to work-life balance, career progression, and work/relationship challenges.
Navigating change can be difficult and sometimes having an objective ear can make all the difference. I am dedicated to supporting individuals through times of change and transition. My practice provides evidence-based treatment models for brief therapy, depth-oriented psychotherapy, and sandplay therapy. I am committed to working with you to help increase a sense of purpose, engagement and joy in life and work. Having worked in the corporate arena for over twenty years I bring particular insight into issues related to work-life balance, career progression, and work/relationship challenges.
(323) 693-9805 View (323) 693-9805
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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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Greg Gearn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105
The past few years have been rough on everyone and - while things are looking up - it has taken a toll. Problems that may have been manageable before are more challenging to deal with. Relationships, careers, and families; all are suffering, Therapy can help, and I hope, if you are struggling, you will reach out and let me help.
The past few years have been rough on everyone and - while things are looking up - it has taken a toll. Problems that may have been manageable before are more challenging to deal with. Relationships, careers, and families; all are suffering, Therapy can help, and I hope, if you are struggling, you will reach out and let me help.
(213) 926-3802 View (213) 926-3802
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Joseph Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91107
You are seeking a therapist because you are in emotional pain. Are you struggling with an addiction – sex, alcohol, drugs, or gambling? Have you been abused as a child or in an adult relationship? Have you experienced sexual assault, violence or other trauma? Are you experiencing issues with your significant other or other relationships? Sometimes addiction, depression, anger, and anxiety can happen because of a trauma history. Treating trauma can help you get your emotional health back and free you from addictive behavior and pain.
You are seeking a therapist because you are in emotional pain. Are you struggling with an addiction – sex, alcohol, drugs, or gambling? Have you been abused as a child or in an adult relationship? Have you experienced sexual assault, violence or other trauma? Are you experiencing issues with your significant other or other relationships? Sometimes addiction, depression, anger, and anxiety can happen because of a trauma history. Treating trauma can help you get your emotional health back and free you from addictive behavior and pain.
(626) 314-5880 View (626) 314-5880
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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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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.