Therapists in Playa Vista, CA

Photo of Viviana McKenney, Psychological Associate in Playa Vista, CA
Viviana McKenney
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Playa Vista, CA 90094  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with balancing work, family, and society's demands? Do you have issues feeling connected to yourself, others, or your children? Do you struggle with anxiety that affects your daily life, relationships, or ability to function? You deserve to feel happier. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they're supposed to manage their lives and feel connected. Putting your needs on the back-burner and not taking care of yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. You shouldn’t have to try so hard to feel better.
Do you struggle with balancing work, family, and society's demands? Do you have issues feeling connected to yourself, others, or your children? Do you struggle with anxiety that affects your daily life, relationships, or ability to function? You deserve to feel happier. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they're supposed to manage their lives and feel connected. Putting your needs on the back-burner and not taking care of yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. You shouldn’t have to try so hard to feel better.
(424) 622-3195 View (424) 622-3195
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Melissa W. Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Playa Vista, CA 90094  (Online Only)
Often times life can be difficult, creating coping patterns that work for a while but slowly take away from our wellness. Asking for help can be hard when you feel hopeless to do anything to change. Whether it is feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, substance use, distorted body image, eating related struggles, life transitions, low self-esteem, ageing related issues or symptoms related to complex trauma, therapy can help gain insight into the experience of being human, identify what isn’t working for you and develop the skills to resolve current life challenges. You don’t have to do it alone.
Often times life can be difficult, creating coping patterns that work for a while but slowly take away from our wellness. Asking for help can be hard when you feel hopeless to do anything to change. Whether it is feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, substance use, distorted body image, eating related struggles, life transitions, low self-esteem, ageing related issues or symptoms related to complex trauma, therapy can help gain insight into the experience of being human, identify what isn’t working for you and develop the skills to resolve current life challenges. You don’t have to do it alone.
(310) 742-8806 View (310) 742-8806
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Playa Vista Family Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
People want to be understood and not judged. People desire to have healthy interpersonal relationships, as well as a healthy self-image. Life circumstances sometimes impede our inner visions and leave us feeling stuck. By using EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral therapy, you can expect to experience improvement in the various domains of your life. The key is to utilize the strategies provided. Change takes alot of hard work, a vision and a support system. I can support you with therapeutic techniques that will help to change your thoughts, thus changing your life! I hope to hear from you soon.
People want to be understood and not judged. People desire to have healthy interpersonal relationships, as well as a healthy self-image. Life circumstances sometimes impede our inner visions and leave us feeling stuck. By using EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral therapy, you can expect to experience improvement in the various domains of your life. The key is to utilize the strategies provided. Change takes alot of hard work, a vision and a support system. I can support you with therapeutic techniques that will help to change your thoughts, thus changing your life! I hope to hear from you soon.
(323) 894-9574 View (323) 894-9574
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Cristina Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Playa Vista, CA 90094  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the debilitating effects of anxiety, trauma, and depression? Do your thoughts and emotions feel overwhelming, making daily life a constant battle? Have you felt alone in your struggle, searching for a way to find relief and regain control? Are you seeking relief from constant worry, intrusive thoughts, and the heavy burden of past traumas controlling your present? You can Imagine a path towards healing and rediscovering joy in your life. You deserve a space where your experiences are understood, and your journey toward wellness is supported.
Are you struggling with the debilitating effects of anxiety, trauma, and depression? Do your thoughts and emotions feel overwhelming, making daily life a constant battle? Have you felt alone in your struggle, searching for a way to find relief and regain control? Are you seeking relief from constant worry, intrusive thoughts, and the heavy burden of past traumas controlling your present? You can Imagine a path towards healing and rediscovering joy in your life. You deserve a space where your experiences are understood, and your journey toward wellness is supported.
(310) 359-9382 View (310) 359-9382
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Strategic Relationship Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Playa Vista, CA 90094  (Online Only)
Strategic Relationship Consulting isn't therapy/couples counseling/marriage therapy. If you want QUICK and lasting change, my unique, and proven, strategies can help. My Strategic Relationship Consulting is for someone who is ready to make changes but doesn't know what to do to achieve them. My uniquely designed strategies, which have actionable step by step guidelines will help you decrease the frequency and intensity of arguments, deepen your connection, and increase your intimacy.
Strategic Relationship Consulting isn't therapy/couples counseling/marriage therapy. If you want QUICK and lasting change, my unique, and proven, strategies can help. My Strategic Relationship Consulting is for someone who is ready to make changes but doesn't know what to do to achieve them. My uniquely designed strategies, which have actionable step by step guidelines will help you decrease the frequency and intensity of arguments, deepen your connection, and increase your intimacy.
(424) 444-3591 View (424) 444-3591
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Edwin S. Harris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094  (Online Only)
You’re smart and successful but you can’t figure this one out. Things look okay on the outside, but on the inside, you feel anxious and confused. You’re already fighting with yourself and the repetitive arguments with your partner or others just add fuel to the fire. The demands of work keep you busy, but you’re unsatisfied and aren’t getting much of what you want. The critical voice in your head telling you that you're not good enough is always present. You’ve tried to change without much success. You’re stuck and don’t know where to start.
You’re smart and successful but you can’t figure this one out. Things look okay on the outside, but on the inside, you feel anxious and confused. You’re already fighting with yourself and the repetitive arguments with your partner or others just add fuel to the fire. The demands of work keep you busy, but you’re unsatisfied and aren’t getting much of what you want. The critical voice in your head telling you that you're not good enough is always present. You’ve tried to change without much success. You’re stuck and don’t know where to start.
(310) 807-2398 View (310) 807-2398
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Melissa Kay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094
"I CAN HELP YOU FIND HAPPINESS AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT" Your thoughts and feelings determine what your life is about and I can help guide you towards the manifestation of your dreams and happiness in all areas of your life, such as relationships, marriage, family, healthy body, career, success, etc. I have a unique approach that includes Holistic Counseling, Spirituality, the "Law of Attraction" and Mind-Body-Spirit Healing. I am very intuitive and a healer and I have had great success helping people thrive and live the life they want. I love the work I do and feel called to help you.
"I CAN HELP YOU FIND HAPPINESS AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT" Your thoughts and feelings determine what your life is about and I can help guide you towards the manifestation of your dreams and happiness in all areas of your life, such as relationships, marriage, family, healthy body, career, success, etc. I have a unique approach that includes Holistic Counseling, Spirituality, the "Law of Attraction" and Mind-Body-Spirit Healing. I am very intuitive and a healer and I have had great success helping people thrive and live the life they want. I love the work I do and feel called to help you.
(310) 683-5422 View (310) 683-5422
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Rachel Thomasian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Playa Vista, CA 90094
You're ready to start your journey to a better you. Whether you wish for less anxiety, more joy, relationship satisfaction or finding inner peace, I'm here to work towards it with you. You want something different, and you deserve to give yourself the gift of living a more fulfilling life.
You're ready to start your journey to a better you. Whether you wish for less anxiety, more joy, relationship satisfaction or finding inner peace, I'm here to work towards it with you. You want something different, and you deserve to give yourself the gift of living a more fulfilling life.
(818) 396-8465 View (818) 396-8465
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Jasyn Lezin - Expansive Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094
I utilize a strength-based and psychodynamic approach that will guide you in re-establishing an authentic relationship with yourself and others so that you may show up lovingly and mindfully to the life you envision.
I utilize a strength-based and psychodynamic approach that will guide you in re-establishing an authentic relationship with yourself and others so that you may show up lovingly and mindfully to the life you envision.
(929) 521-6312 View (929) 521-6312
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Natalie Rios
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094  (Online Only)
Are you tired of your thoughts bringing you down, finding yourself having the same type of relationship problems with no clue how to "fix it," and/or want to enjoy today without carrying the pain of your past? You’re in the right place. Life is far from perfect; it can be hard, painful, and disappointing, to say the least, but it doesn't have to stay that way. I would like to walk alongside you through hard times and to use my education and experience to help you face life confidently. I can help you look deeply at yourself and your situation to see where changes can be made. Don't keep suffering when help is available now!
Are you tired of your thoughts bringing you down, finding yourself having the same type of relationship problems with no clue how to "fix it," and/or want to enjoy today without carrying the pain of your past? You’re in the right place. Life is far from perfect; it can be hard, painful, and disappointing, to say the least, but it doesn't have to stay that way. I would like to walk alongside you through hard times and to use my education and experience to help you face life confidently. I can help you look deeply at yourself and your situation to see where changes can be made. Don't keep suffering when help is available now!
(951) 307-9484 View (951) 307-9484
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Melanie Mulligan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094
As a psychologist with doctoral and post-doctoral training in psychotherapy I work with people across the lifespan to achieve their fullest potential. Many adults come to me struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationships issues; lacking satisfaction in their academic or professional lives; or wrestling with life transitions. Young adults and teens need help navigating complex social terrain, managing stress, and risky behaviors while their parents benefit from guidance and support. Children benefit from play therapy and the involvement of their families in treatment.
As a psychologist with doctoral and post-doctoral training in psychotherapy I work with people across the lifespan to achieve their fullest potential. Many adults come to me struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationships issues; lacking satisfaction in their academic or professional lives; or wrestling with life transitions. Young adults and teens need help navigating complex social terrain, managing stress, and risky behaviors while their parents benefit from guidance and support. Children benefit from play therapy and the involvement of their families in treatment.
(310) 878-4093 View (310) 878-4093
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Sara Mehrabani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094
I believe the most important factors in the therapeutic relationship are compassion, acceptance, and collaboration. Through this type of relationship, I will create an environment where you feel safe and understood, and therefore ready to make effective change. My approach to therapy is strength- based and I will combine psychotherapy interventions with practical and personalized approaches to help you meet your unique needs. My therapy practice is based in the strongest research as well as specialized training in evidence based treatments.
I believe the most important factors in the therapeutic relationship are compassion, acceptance, and collaboration. Through this type of relationship, I will create an environment where you feel safe and understood, and therefore ready to make effective change. My approach to therapy is strength- based and I will combine psychotherapy interventions with practical and personalized approaches to help you meet your unique needs. My therapy practice is based in the strongest research as well as specialized training in evidence based treatments.
(323) 271-4437 View (323) 271-4437
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Amber Lopez Molnar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094
Starting a family is one of the most incredible yet nerve racking transitions one can go through. I specialize in Infertility, Maternal Mental Health as well as overall life transitions. The process of infertility treatments alone can leave a person feeling vulnerable, heartbroken and unsure about the future. Some of the core issues that I treat include; Postpartum Depression/Anxiety/OCD, Grief, and the transition of your new identify as a mother. In addition I enjoy working with the LGBTQ community as well as adoption and families of multiples.
Starting a family is one of the most incredible yet nerve racking transitions one can go through. I specialize in Infertility, Maternal Mental Health as well as overall life transitions. The process of infertility treatments alone can leave a person feeling vulnerable, heartbroken and unsure about the future. Some of the core issues that I treat include; Postpartum Depression/Anxiety/OCD, Grief, and the transition of your new identify as a mother. In addition I enjoy working with the LGBTQ community as well as adoption and families of multiples.
(310) 340-1927 View (310) 340-1927
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Becky White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Playa Vista, CA 90094
I am the Founder and Director of Root to Rise Therapy, a boutique psychotherapy practice that provides couples therapy and individual counseling in a warm, accepting space. As a highly trained psychotherapist and relationship counselor located in the heart of Culver City, California, my passion is helping individuals, couples, and families to create relationships and lives that they love. I believe that healthy relationships start with you and that in order to serve the people that we love most, we first have to learn to take care of ourselves!
I am the Founder and Director of Root to Rise Therapy, a boutique psychotherapy practice that provides couples therapy and individual counseling in a warm, accepting space. As a highly trained psychotherapist and relationship counselor located in the heart of Culver City, California, my passion is helping individuals, couples, and families to create relationships and lives that they love. I believe that healthy relationships start with you and that in order to serve the people that we love most, we first have to learn to take care of ourselves!
(310) 627-2660 View (310) 627-2660
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Monique Avedian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094
What you resist, persists....This is one of life's biggest lessons: learning how to coexist with and manage emotions rather than fight or run away from them. Any attempt at avoiding the less desirable emotions via alcohol, drugs, food, or sex will be met with more problems (addiction). So what if you did the opposite? What if you allowed yourself to feel, to fully sit with the pain and discomfort? What might happen? A new beginning. It would mean moving forward with an understanding that all emotions are fleeting, and that you've finally learned to embrace what is.
What you resist, persists....This is one of life's biggest lessons: learning how to coexist with and manage emotions rather than fight or run away from them. Any attempt at avoiding the less desirable emotions via alcohol, drugs, food, or sex will be met with more problems (addiction). So what if you did the opposite? What if you allowed yourself to feel, to fully sit with the pain and discomfort? What might happen? A new beginning. It would mean moving forward with an understanding that all emotions are fleeting, and that you've finally learned to embrace what is.
(323) 284-7023 View (323) 284-7023
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Terry Binkovitz Phd.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094
I have been trained in a unique approach called Process Work, developed by Dr. Arnold Mindell. Process work is a dynamic and transformative approach which uses Jungian psychology, Taoism and physics. It offers new ways of working with problematic or painful experiences. Relationship challenges, physical symptoms, career conflicts and social tensions are approached with curiosity, respect and creativity. In using process work, I believe that the solution to a problem is contained within the disturbance itself; and I provide practical ways through which individuals, couples and groups can connect with a greater awareness.
I have been trained in a unique approach called Process Work, developed by Dr. Arnold Mindell. Process work is a dynamic and transformative approach which uses Jungian psychology, Taoism and physics. It offers new ways of working with problematic or painful experiences. Relationship challenges, physical symptoms, career conflicts and social tensions are approached with curiosity, respect and creativity. In using process work, I believe that the solution to a problem is contained within the disturbance itself; and I provide practical ways through which individuals, couples and groups can connect with a greater awareness.
(424) 294-8881 View (424) 294-8881
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Khana Lacewell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Playa Vista, CA 90094  (Online Only)
Are you a woman in your 20's, 30's or 40's who is struggling with anxiety, depression, friend or dating issues, career/creative/life purpose confusion, burnout, loneliness/lack of connection, self-judgment, Imposter/Comparison Syndrome? Are you struggling to get clarity around big or small life decisions and move forward on your path, yet feel blocked, stuck or a little behind? You're definitely not alone, and I've been helping women just like you feel more comfortable in their own skin, cultivate healthy relationships, increase clarity and calm, and create healthier, happier routines so they can be their best selves.
Are you a woman in your 20's, 30's or 40's who is struggling with anxiety, depression, friend or dating issues, career/creative/life purpose confusion, burnout, loneliness/lack of connection, self-judgment, Imposter/Comparison Syndrome? Are you struggling to get clarity around big or small life decisions and move forward on your path, yet feel blocked, stuck or a little behind? You're definitely not alone, and I've been helping women just like you feel more comfortable in their own skin, cultivate healthy relationships, increase clarity and calm, and create healthier, happier routines so they can be their best selves.
(310) 927-1086 View (310) 927-1086
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Erin Bishop JD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Playa Vista, CA 90094
IT TAKES COURAGE to reach out for support and guidance when we feel lost, distressed, confused or uncertain. My goal is to meet you - in whatever emotional state you find yourself - with empathy and acceptance, and provide a safe, caring and consistent therapeutic relationship in which we collaborate on identifying and moving toward the CHANGES AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES that matter most to you. I have worked with clients since 2010, tailoring the counseling experience to each individual or couple's unique strengths and needs and drawing from a wide range of psychological theories and healing modalities. My approach is also informed by my PERSONAL EXPERIENCE being treated for major depression and anxiety. NO EMOTIONAL CHALLENGE IS TOO BIG TO WORK ON, and it would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey toward a healthier, more satisfying life.
IT TAKES COURAGE to reach out for support and guidance when we feel lost, distressed, confused or uncertain. My goal is to meet you - in whatever emotional state you find yourself - with empathy and acceptance, and provide a safe, caring and consistent therapeutic relationship in which we collaborate on identifying and moving toward the CHANGES AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES that matter most to you. I have worked with clients since 2010, tailoring the counseling experience to each individual or couple's unique strengths and needs and drawing from a wide range of psychological theories and healing modalities. My approach is also informed by my PERSONAL EXPERIENCE being treated for major depression and anxiety. NO EMOTIONAL CHALLENGE IS TOO BIG TO WORK ON, and it would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey toward a healthier, more satisfying life.
(424) 361-0216 View (424) 361-0216
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Elaine Barrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Playa Vista, CA 90094
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" (E.E. Cummings) It also takes courage to wade through this directory. And, courage to take the leap of faith to email, text, or call. So, I want you to know I am passionate about helping my clients grow and find out who you really are - and heal from what has kept you from yourself, and others. Becoming is the wondrous journey along the way. Think we may be a match? We may also be a match if you are highly sensitive, parenting a highly sensitive child, or navigating the world of adoption or later in life parenting.
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" (E.E. Cummings) It also takes courage to wade through this directory. And, courage to take the leap of faith to email, text, or call. So, I want you to know I am passionate about helping my clients grow and find out who you really are - and heal from what has kept you from yourself, and others. Becoming is the wondrous journey along the way. Think we may be a match? We may also be a match if you are highly sensitive, parenting a highly sensitive child, or navigating the world of adoption or later in life parenting.
(424) 294-8919 View (424) 294-8919
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Katie Corrigan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Playa Vista, CA 90094
I will help you learn how to be more connected - in your relationships, at work and with yourself. We'll work together to empower you with the tools you need to challenge what isn't working and start building a life you love. I will help you understand how your past may be influencing your present and how to enhance your capacity for intimacy. I value authenticity, optimism and truth. My approach is warm, but always direct and honest. I am trained in EMDR, Mindfulness-Based CBT and the Trauma Resiliency Model and regularly integrate these techniques into my practice.
I will help you learn how to be more connected - in your relationships, at work and with yourself. We'll work together to empower you with the tools you need to challenge what isn't working and start building a life you love. I will help you understand how your past may be influencing your present and how to enhance your capacity for intimacy. I value authenticity, optimism and truth. My approach is warm, but always direct and honest. I am trained in EMDR, Mindfulness-Based CBT and the Trauma Resiliency Model and regularly integrate these techniques into my practice.
(424) 277-2598 View (424) 277-2598

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Number of Therapists in Playa Vista, CA

60+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Playa Vista, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
89% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
76% Life Transitions
74% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
44% Aetna
38% Optum

How Therapists in Playa Vista, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Playa Vista?

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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.