Therapists in West Central, Pasadena, CA

Photo of Rojelio Olmedo, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Rojelio Olmedo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91105  (Online Only)
I have experience providing treatment to a variety of populations and mental health issues. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, substance abuse issues, life adjustments, and relational problems. As a bilingual therapist with over 15 years of experience, I believe that formulating a close working relationship with you is the most important aspect of treatment. I provide a safe space for you to be your true and authentic self without judgment. This offers you the opportunity to work towards being your best self to minimize or eliminate any current distress you are experiencing.
I have experience providing treatment to a variety of populations and mental health issues. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, substance abuse issues, life adjustments, and relational problems. As a bilingual therapist with over 15 years of experience, I believe that formulating a close working relationship with you is the most important aspect of treatment. I provide a safe space for you to be your true and authentic self without judgment. This offers you the opportunity to work towards being your best self to minimize or eliminate any current distress you are experiencing.
(510) 939-7570 View (510) 939-7570
Photo of Katie Szymanski, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Katie Szymanski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91103
My name is Katie Szymanski (she/her/hers) and I am an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Eagle Rock, LA. I work with children, teens, adults, and families. I specialize in trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and creative and career blocks. I work with teens and children to help give tools and strategies for dealing with life's tough stuff and by giving them a place to be themselves and talk about difficult feelings.
My name is Katie Szymanski (she/her/hers) and I am an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Eagle Rock, LA. I work with children, teens, adults, and families. I specialize in trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and creative and career blocks. I work with teens and children to help give tools and strategies for dealing with life's tough stuff and by giving them a place to be themselves and talk about difficult feelings.
(323) 970-3017 View (323) 970-3017
Photo of Danielle Syslo, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Danielle Syslo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101
You’ve been used to playing small: treading lightly so that you don’t upset others. The very idea of identifying and speaking to what you truly feel, fills you with anxiety. Yet you long to feel more than just the familiar cycles of dread and guilt. You want to feel more joy, more creativity and fulfillment… I want more for you, too. Together, you and I will create a space for you to heal. A space to feel, talk about the hard stuff, reflect and learn…a space to come back to YOU.
You’ve been used to playing small: treading lightly so that you don’t upset others. The very idea of identifying and speaking to what you truly feel, fills you with anxiety. Yet you long to feel more than just the familiar cycles of dread and guilt. You want to feel more joy, more creativity and fulfillment… I want more for you, too. Together, you and I will create a space for you to heal. A space to feel, talk about the hard stuff, reflect and learn…a space to come back to YOU.
(213) 785-7846 View (213) 785-7846
Photo of Starla McCreary, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Starla McCreary
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
By creating a safe and supportive space, I guide individuals toward understanding their unique strengths and resilience, helping them navigate challenging circumstances and find new paths toward growth and recovery. I use client-centered, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness-based treatments to support clients in developing more awareness of the present moment, improving their tolerance of stress and transitions, decreasing their symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improving their relationships.
By creating a safe and supportive space, I guide individuals toward understanding their unique strengths and resilience, helping them navigate challenging circumstances and find new paths toward growth and recovery. I use client-centered, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness-based treatments to support clients in developing more awareness of the present moment, improving their tolerance of stress and transitions, decreasing their symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improving their relationships.
(626) 603-8306 View (626) 603-8306
Photo of Chelsea Monty, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Chelsea Monty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91102  (Online Only)
In a culture that equates your productivity to your self-worth, it can be a challenge to feel comfortable and guilt-free when you choose to take care of yourself. I reject the cultural beliefs that shame us and try to force us to endure, rather than enjoy. Seeking help is a show of strength, there is no shame in it, and you shouldn’t have to “tough it out” on your own or “just get by”. Whatever it is about your relationships, connections, or experiences with intimacy that brought you here deserves attention. I’m interested in helping you feel more like yourself, more alive, and more at ease in the world.
In a culture that equates your productivity to your self-worth, it can be a challenge to feel comfortable and guilt-free when you choose to take care of yourself. I reject the cultural beliefs that shame us and try to force us to endure, rather than enjoy. Seeking help is a show of strength, there is no shame in it, and you shouldn’t have to “tough it out” on your own or “just get by”. Whatever it is about your relationships, connections, or experiences with intimacy that brought you here deserves attention. I’m interested in helping you feel more like yourself, more alive, and more at ease in the world.
(323) 487-3361 View (323) 487-3361
Photo of Laura Ramirez, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Laura Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91103
Waking up confused and alone, you don’t understand why you can’t get out of this rut. Everyday tasks like laundry feel wholly overwhelming, and each day you slip deeper into isolation and despair. You no longer have the emotional energy to engage with the essential people in your life – and you have no idea why. Your anxiety is constant, and you feel out of control. Your finger hovers over the “delete” button on the dating app on your phone. It feels pointless anyway. You’re so unhappy with yourself right now you don’t even want to go outside. You want to get yourself together, but you’re not sure where to start.
Waking up confused and alone, you don’t understand why you can’t get out of this rut. Everyday tasks like laundry feel wholly overwhelming, and each day you slip deeper into isolation and despair. You no longer have the emotional energy to engage with the essential people in your life – and you have no idea why. Your anxiety is constant, and you feel out of control. Your finger hovers over the “delete” button on the dating app on your phone. It feels pointless anyway. You’re so unhappy with yourself right now you don’t even want to go outside. You want to get yourself together, but you’re not sure where to start.
(626) 243-7264 View (626) 243-7264
Photo of Kamran Eshtehardi, Psychologist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Kamran Eshtehardi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101
Life is a canvas, and living is a creative process—an art form. Our mental health struggles can serve as paints for our canvas or act as binds that tie our hands. I help adults and teenagers unbind themselves, and paint their ways to fulfillment. I have expertise treating anxiety, depression, grief, and other struggles. My approach to therapy is collaborative, creative, and rooted in curiosity. These factors are key to a growth-inspiring therapeutic relationship. I strive to help clients go beyond behavior change to deeper self-understanding. Whether your aim is to navigate struggles, or achieve other goals, I may be able to help.
Life is a canvas, and living is a creative process—an art form. Our mental health struggles can serve as paints for our canvas or act as binds that tie our hands. I help adults and teenagers unbind themselves, and paint their ways to fulfillment. I have expertise treating anxiety, depression, grief, and other struggles. My approach to therapy is collaborative, creative, and rooted in curiosity. These factors are key to a growth-inspiring therapeutic relationship. I strive to help clients go beyond behavior change to deeper self-understanding. Whether your aim is to navigate struggles, or achieve other goals, I may be able to help.
(626) 469-7237 View (626) 469-7237
Photo of Christine Kurata, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Christine Kurata
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91106  (Online Only)
In all phases of life, we face constant change and unexpected circumstances. Even for those who are strongly independent and resilient, life can be overwhelming at times. Therapy can be a space to explore the parts of life that feel uncertain and unmanageable, and identify where you want to go from here. Building the foundation for growth in therapy starts by creating a safe, genuine space where people can feel heard, understood, and valued for the person they are. I believe that people can foster long-term growth through understanding their journey, connecting with their true emotions, and empowering choice with authenticity.
In all phases of life, we face constant change and unexpected circumstances. Even for those who are strongly independent and resilient, life can be overwhelming at times. Therapy can be a space to explore the parts of life that feel uncertain and unmanageable, and identify where you want to go from here. Building the foundation for growth in therapy starts by creating a safe, genuine space where people can feel heard, understood, and valued for the person they are. I believe that people can foster long-term growth through understanding their journey, connecting with their true emotions, and empowering choice with authenticity.
(626) 314-5894 View (626) 314-5894
Photo of Kaitlin Kay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Kaitlin Kay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91106  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the field. I practice focusing on client self-awareness and their understanding of how the past has influenced the present. It is my goal to provide a safe environment for us to explore what it is you need to move forward in your personal journey. While it is not always easy, we will work together towards self reflection and empowerment identifying strengths and abilities to build a foundation for a more enriched life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the field. I practice focusing on client self-awareness and their understanding of how the past has influenced the present. It is my goal to provide a safe environment for us to explore what it is you need to move forward in your personal journey. While it is not always easy, we will work together towards self reflection and empowerment identifying strengths and abilities to build a foundation for a more enriched life.
(562) 352-2406 View (562) 352-2406
Photo of Carly Wielstein, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Carly Wielstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
When considering our experiences in the human tribe, the process of discovering or rediscovering our truest self can be a journey laden with challenges and difficulty. However, it is often when we believe that we have attempted everything we can or know how to do to make difficult transformations, to cease our suffering, and to change unhelpful patterns, that we may find ourselves poised for growth and evolution.
When considering our experiences in the human tribe, the process of discovering or rediscovering our truest self can be a journey laden with challenges and difficulty. However, it is often when we believe that we have attempted everything we can or know how to do to make difficult transformations, to cease our suffering, and to change unhelpful patterns, that we may find ourselves poised for growth and evolution.
(916) 668-6346 View (916) 668-6346
Photo of Glenda Corstorphine, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Glenda Corstorphine
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with people who are open to looking at themselves in new and different ways. I help clients explore how their issues develop and how to make healthy choices toward change. I believe we are all influenced by our most important relationships and in therapy I help clients figure out how past relational patterns are being repeated right now. When we can understand that, we can create new relationship possibilities that work better. I enjoy working with graduate students and professionals in the community. I love helping clients who are involved in the arts (musicians, actors, painters, dancers).
I enjoy working with people who are open to looking at themselves in new and different ways. I help clients explore how their issues develop and how to make healthy choices toward change. I believe we are all influenced by our most important relationships and in therapy I help clients figure out how past relational patterns are being repeated right now. When we can understand that, we can create new relationship possibilities that work better. I enjoy working with graduate students and professionals in the community. I love helping clients who are involved in the arts (musicians, actors, painters, dancers).
(626) 594-9178 View (626) 594-9178
Photo of Connor Kelly-Eiding, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Connor Kelly-Eiding
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91103
Maybe you're struggling with anxiety, grief, or stress. Familial patterns or difficult relationships have you grasping for how to set and hold boundaries. You're an artist but are struggling with your chosen industry or considering a career change. You call yourself a "perfectionist" or "people-pleaser" and want to learn how to build self-compassion, let go, or increase your sense of agency. You're a couple wanting a change in your dynamic or looking to grow your communication skills. Regardless of what's bringing you to therapy, I commend you for showing up for yourself by taking this step.
Maybe you're struggling with anxiety, grief, or stress. Familial patterns or difficult relationships have you grasping for how to set and hold boundaries. You're an artist but are struggling with your chosen industry or considering a career change. You call yourself a "perfectionist" or "people-pleaser" and want to learn how to build self-compassion, let go, or increase your sense of agency. You're a couple wanting a change in your dynamic or looking to grow your communication skills. Regardless of what's bringing you to therapy, I commend you for showing up for yourself by taking this step.
(323) 433-5283 View (323) 433-5283
Photo of Wei-Chin Hwang, Psychologist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Wei-Chin Hwang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101
Dr. Wei-Chin Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology. He has two practice locations, one in Pasadena and one in Claremont, California. In his practice, he provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Dr. Hwang has over 30 years of education, training, and experience in the field of psychology. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA (ranked #1 in clinical psychology) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. He is a professor at Claremont McKenna College (ranked #6 among liberal arts colleges in the U.S.).
Dr. Wei-Chin Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology. He has two practice locations, one in Pasadena and one in Claremont, California. In his practice, he provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Dr. Hwang has over 30 years of education, training, and experience in the field of psychology. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA (ranked #1 in clinical psychology) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. He is a professor at Claremont McKenna College (ranked #6 among liberal arts colleges in the U.S.).
(310) 331-8709 View (310) 331-8709
Photo of Katherine R Jazyk-Larson, Psychologist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Katherine R Jazyk-Larson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
Experiences shape and form us in significant ways. We may be left with unresolved pain, feeling stuck, and with symptoms we cannot explain, such as depression, anxiety, bodily discomfort, etc. I would like to help you get unstuck and support you in living life more fully. Research in the areas of attachment/ neurobiology support making meaning of what has happened to us and the importance of doing so in a safe relational experience, such as therapy. In my training and professional work, I have come to believe that trauma and wounding experiences can take many forms, and also that healing and relief are possible.
Experiences shape and form us in significant ways. We may be left with unresolved pain, feeling stuck, and with symptoms we cannot explain, such as depression, anxiety, bodily discomfort, etc. I would like to help you get unstuck and support you in living life more fully. Research in the areas of attachment/ neurobiology support making meaning of what has happened to us and the importance of doing so in a safe relational experience, such as therapy. In my training and professional work, I have come to believe that trauma and wounding experiences can take many forms, and also that healing and relief are possible.
(626) 714-6535 View (626) 714-6535
Photo of Nicholas Russi, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Nicholas Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC
Verified
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
(626) 264-8545 View (626) 264-8545
Photo of Elvina Lui Relationship Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Elvina Lui Relationship Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91103
Are there problems in your relationship that have been eating away at you? Your relationship did not start out like this. Do you still remember when your relationship brought you happiness, when you enjoyed being around the other person? Over time, problems build up and relationships change. Don't let this drag on any longer, let me help you. I know how to help couples stop fighting, to re-build trust and love for each other, bringing back the sense of intimacy, support, and happiness.
Are there problems in your relationship that have been eating away at you? Your relationship did not start out like this. Do you still remember when your relationship brought you happiness, when you enjoyed being around the other person? Over time, problems build up and relationships change. Don't let this drag on any longer, let me help you. I know how to help couples stop fighting, to re-build trust and love for each other, bringing back the sense of intimacy, support, and happiness.
(626) 314-6385 View (626) 314-6385
Photo of Myles Allen, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Myles Allen
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101
My life is spinning out of control. I don’t know what to do with myself. How will I ever cope? Will this ever end? If you have ever experienced these thoughts or something similar, you are not alone. Whether finding a new job or settling down with a partner, sometimes life feels like a never-ending struggle. How you maneuver through life’s difficult circumstances can be emotionally and physically challenging. For example, moving to another country, city, or town (as I did when I migrated from London England to California) or the dramatic changes one experiences at the loss of a loved one.
My life is spinning out of control. I don’t know what to do with myself. How will I ever cope? Will this ever end? If you have ever experienced these thoughts or something similar, you are not alone. Whether finding a new job or settling down with a partner, sometimes life feels like a never-ending struggle. How you maneuver through life’s difficult circumstances can be emotionally and physically challenging. For example, moving to another country, city, or town (as I did when I migrated from London England to California) or the dramatic changes one experiences at the loss of a loved one.
(714) 984-0312 View (714) 984-0312
Photo of Thomas Duke, Psychologist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Thomas Duke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101
Hello, I'm Dr. Thomas Duke, an experienced licensed Psychologist located in Pasadena. I provide therapy for adults, children, teens, and families.
Hello, I'm Dr. Thomas Duke, an experienced licensed Psychologist located in Pasadena. I provide therapy for adults, children, teens, and families.
(626) 539-2411 View (626) 539-2411
Photo of Ashley Shoshana Mink, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Ashley Shoshana Mink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101
We are all in a collective period of transition, and change naturally brings up feelings of uncertainty and fear that can seem overwhelming and unmanageable. You do not have to face these feelings alone. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; I provide a safe space to feel, process, and integrate life experiences. I believe that the body should always be apart of talk therapy, and I use a variety of Somatic and Mindfulness practices to help my clients tune into themselves and discover their authenticity.
We are all in a collective period of transition, and change naturally brings up feelings of uncertainty and fear that can seem overwhelming and unmanageable. You do not have to face these feelings alone. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; I provide a safe space to feel, process, and integrate life experiences. I believe that the body should always be apart of talk therapy, and I use a variety of Somatic and Mindfulness practices to help my clients tune into themselves and discover their authenticity.
(424) 321-6436 View (424) 321-6436
Photo of Caitlin La Brie, Psychologist in West Central, Pasadena, CA
Caitlin La Brie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Central, Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
Life is complicated. Messy. Painful. And it’s easy to lose sight of life’s beauty and joy when we’re hurting. I believe the human connection we form through therapy is key to healing and growth, as confronting pain and suffering together allows life’s beauty and joy to re-emerge. If you choose to work with me, I will use our connection to determine when and how to shift in and out of various roles, so you might experience me as many things: investigator, mentor, observer, coach, ally. But above all, we engage together as fellow human beings living in this complex world, with the shared endeavor of improving your well-being.
Life is complicated. Messy. Painful. And it’s easy to lose sight of life’s beauty and joy when we’re hurting. I believe the human connection we form through therapy is key to healing and growth, as confronting pain and suffering together allows life’s beauty and joy to re-emerge. If you choose to work with me, I will use our connection to determine when and how to shift in and out of various roles, so you might experience me as many things: investigator, mentor, observer, coach, ally. But above all, we engage together as fellow human beings living in this complex world, with the shared endeavor of improving your well-being.
(626) 314-7219 View (626) 314-7219

See more therapy options for West Central, Pasadena

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in West Central, Pasadena, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in West Central, Pasadena, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
64% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aetna
46% Cigna and Evernorth
43% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West Central, Pasadena, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Central, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.