Therapists in Porter Ranch, CA

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Myrna Isela Aguirre-Bashyam
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
Consultas disponibles en español. Are you undergoing a major life transition? A survivor of a traumatic experience? Do you find yourself worrying, irritable or just not the same anymore? You are not alone and you can heal! I offer a free fifteen-minute phone consultation where together we can explore your goals, and hopefully begin your healing journey.My name is Myrna, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I currently provide counseling services to children, adolescents and adults who mostly present with trauma related symptomatology, anxiety and depression.
Consultas disponibles en español. Are you undergoing a major life transition? A survivor of a traumatic experience? Do you find yourself worrying, irritable or just not the same anymore? You are not alone and you can heal! I offer a free fifteen-minute phone consultation where together we can explore your goals, and hopefully begin your healing journey.My name is Myrna, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I currently provide counseling services to children, adolescents and adults who mostly present with trauma related symptomatology, anxiety and depression.
(818) 280-8772 View (818) 280-8772
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Alinne Butcher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
You conquer the world by day, and wrestle with emptiness by night. Everyday feels like a fight between your reality and your emotions. On the outside, you’re productive and high-achieving, but on the inside there’s a sense of meaninglessness and unfulfillment. You wonder if this hidden dissatisfaction with life will always be lurking in the shadows of success. You long for a life of simplicity, and where your inner world aligns with the external world everyone else sees. In the quiet of the night, you’re confronted with the truth that all your accomplishments do little to nourish your soul, and you can’t keep living like this.
You conquer the world by day, and wrestle with emptiness by night. Everyday feels like a fight between your reality and your emotions. On the outside, you’re productive and high-achieving, but on the inside there’s a sense of meaninglessness and unfulfillment. You wonder if this hidden dissatisfaction with life will always be lurking in the shadows of success. You long for a life of simplicity, and where your inner world aligns with the external world everyone else sees. In the quiet of the night, you’re confronted with the truth that all your accomplishments do little to nourish your soul, and you can’t keep living like this.
(747) 294-3148 View (747) 294-3148
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Dawn Crugnale Ebner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells all the time and find yourself overthinking everything? You spend so much time trying to please others that you do not even know what you want anymore…and forget decision making! Every task takes so long you dread starting anything. Your to do list is getting longer and you feel angry and irritated with everyone. You feel people take advantage of you. You do not trust your own feelings, so you have given up even trying to ask for what you want. Even in the few times you express anger to someone, you find them talking you out of it. You wonder why you brought up the issue at all.
Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells all the time and find yourself overthinking everything? You spend so much time trying to please others that you do not even know what you want anymore…and forget decision making! Every task takes so long you dread starting anything. Your to do list is getting longer and you feel angry and irritated with everyone. You feel people take advantage of you. You do not trust your own feelings, so you have given up even trying to ask for what you want. Even in the few times you express anger to someone, you find them talking you out of it. You wonder why you brought up the issue at all.
(805) 266-7245 View (805) 266-7245
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Selin Fidantek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
I authored the book, "Attachment-Based Strategies to Improve Self-Esteem..." in 2013. I am here for you and your family to achieve positive results and feel better quickly so that you can continue to have the relationships in your life that you desire and also need.
I authored the book, "Attachment-Based Strategies to Improve Self-Esteem..." in 2013. I am here for you and your family to achieve positive results and feel better quickly so that you can continue to have the relationships in your life that you desire and also need.
(818) 672-5091 View (818) 672-5091
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Lusine Panikyan
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
Stepping into self-awareness and self-discovery takes courage. Often we brush off or delay the process because it feels overwhelming. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth writing home about. I understand that we cannot change the past, but we can work together to uncover and remove the barriers that block the connection to our authentic self. Together we will explore and eradicate long-standing behavioral and thinking patterns that may be holding you back from experiencing a purposeful life. Are you ready?
Stepping into self-awareness and self-discovery takes courage. Often we brush off or delay the process because it feels overwhelming. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth writing home about. I understand that we cannot change the past, but we can work together to uncover and remove the barriers that block the connection to our authentic self. Together we will explore and eradicate long-standing behavioral and thinking patterns that may be holding you back from experiencing a purposeful life. Are you ready?
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Jill Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
I have counseled adults, teens, children and families for over 20 years. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief/loss, and anger management; children/teens with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, ADHD, disruptive behavior, anger management, social skills training, effects of divorce; parents/families with improving communication skills, co-parenting their children, and helping blended families.
I have counseled adults, teens, children and families for over 20 years. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief/loss, and anger management; children/teens with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, ADHD, disruptive behavior, anger management, social skills training, effects of divorce; parents/families with improving communication skills, co-parenting their children, and helping blended families.
(747) 223-8732 View (747) 223-8732
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Joshua Kimball
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
All too often the challenges we face in life can feel insurmountable. When our attempts to overcome these challenges don't work out as we'd hoped, it can start to feel impossible to imagine things ever changing. Finding yourself in a situation that feels hopeless doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you; it simply means you’re human. All of us struggle to overcome life’s obstacles, but none of us are meant to do this alone.
All too often the challenges we face in life can feel insurmountable. When our attempts to overcome these challenges don't work out as we'd hoped, it can start to feel impossible to imagine things ever changing. Finding yourself in a situation that feels hopeless doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you; it simply means you’re human. All of us struggle to overcome life’s obstacles, but none of us are meant to do this alone.
(747) 302-3838 View (747) 302-3838
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Denise Richman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Having a safe place and a compassionate person with whom to share our struggles, concerns and hopes can help enormously to heal, find relief, and create more joy and satisfaction in our lives. I provide professional, high quality therapy, counseling and coaching, and I am dedicated to serving the needs of my clients. Offices in Porter Ranch, Encino, and Santa Clarita.
Having a safe place and a compassionate person with whom to share our struggles, concerns and hopes can help enormously to heal, find relief, and create more joy and satisfaction in our lives. I provide professional, high quality therapy, counseling and coaching, and I am dedicated to serving the needs of my clients. Offices in Porter Ranch, Encino, and Santa Clarita.
(818) 962-6439 View (818) 962-6439
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Mike Strauss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with an undergraduate degree in psychology. I always work to achieve a compassionate, judgment free therapeutic environment. Many issues can be improved through increasing self-esteem, learning healthy communication skills, sharpening conflict resolution abilities and being able to accept love and support from others. I use solution and evidence-based therapies to enhance the mental and emotional well-being of each and every one of my clients. Organically, throughout our time together, clients will come to know that I am passionately dedicated to them.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with an undergraduate degree in psychology. I always work to achieve a compassionate, judgment free therapeutic environment. Many issues can be improved through increasing self-esteem, learning healthy communication skills, sharpening conflict resolution abilities and being able to accept love and support from others. I use solution and evidence-based therapies to enhance the mental and emotional well-being of each and every one of my clients. Organically, throughout our time together, clients will come to know that I am passionately dedicated to them.
(747) 207-3286 View (747) 207-3286
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Sandra Avila
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
Young people face unique hardships as they navigate the complexities of growing up in today's world. With a rich background at multiple community mental health clinics and some of California's most renowned children's hospitals, I'm well-versed in therapy services designed to help youth build strong emotional foundations and develop the insight they need to thrive. My clients tend to be young adults troubled by relationship difficulties, social pressures, academic/career responsibilities, and tumultuous life transitions. Many have the basic skills for managing life's challenges, but continue to feel "stuck" or unfulfilled.
Young people face unique hardships as they navigate the complexities of growing up in today's world. With a rich background at multiple community mental health clinics and some of California's most renowned children's hospitals, I'm well-versed in therapy services designed to help youth build strong emotional foundations and develop the insight they need to thrive. My clients tend to be young adults troubled by relationship difficulties, social pressures, academic/career responsibilities, and tumultuous life transitions. Many have the basic skills for managing life's challenges, but continue to feel "stuck" or unfulfilled.
(657) 333-2994 View (657) 333-2994
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Scott Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Creating a rich and meaningful life in the 21st century is more complicated now than ever. Sometimes, personal, work, and family responsibilities are difficult to manage in spite of our best intentions. Stress takes its toll on individuals, couples, and families. Mental and physical health deteriorates, relationships suffer or fall apart, and dreams, once vibrant and alive, fade like an aged photograph. Yet, even an old photograph holds memories of previous dreams, however dim, and can provide the impetus for a hopeful future. I can help you create your future by resolving the past and living in the present.
Creating a rich and meaningful life in the 21st century is more complicated now than ever. Sometimes, personal, work, and family responsibilities are difficult to manage in spite of our best intentions. Stress takes its toll on individuals, couples, and families. Mental and physical health deteriorates, relationships suffer or fall apart, and dreams, once vibrant and alive, fade like an aged photograph. Yet, even an old photograph holds memories of previous dreams, however dim, and can provide the impetus for a hopeful future. I can help you create your future by resolving the past and living in the present.
(818) 351-7114 x1 View (818) 351-7114 x1
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Selina Marie Galvan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My expertise is working with children, adolescents, adults and families. My focus as a therapist is to empower my clients to feel in control of their lives and have self-confidence to make positive life changes. I work collaboratively with my clients in creating goals and helping guide them with kindness and compassion. Working with families my goal is to improve communication and foster healthy relationships within the family system.
I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My expertise is working with children, adolescents, adults and families. My focus as a therapist is to empower my clients to feel in control of their lives and have self-confidence to make positive life changes. I work collaboratively with my clients in creating goals and helping guide them with kindness and compassion. Working with families my goal is to improve communication and foster healthy relationships within the family system.
(818) 388-7157 View (818) 388-7157
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Emadia Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
Feeling unsure of why you feel and act the way you do can be an isolating experience. I assist my clients in navigating day-to-day life by helping them increase their awareness of what is happening within and around them and by providing them with tools to manage life’s ups and downs. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who experience a wide range of mental health issues stemming from trauma. Through mind-body-spirit work, I engage with my clients to help them heal their trauma wounds.
Feeling unsure of why you feel and act the way you do can be an isolating experience. I assist my clients in navigating day-to-day life by helping them increase their awareness of what is happening within and around them and by providing them with tools to manage life’s ups and downs. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who experience a wide range of mental health issues stemming from trauma. Through mind-body-spirit work, I engage with my clients to help them heal their trauma wounds.
(747) 330-0552 View (747) 330-0552
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Allen Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
Whether communication and intimacy issues are ever present and affect you as a couple or individual emotional struggles lead to repetitive patterns that sabotage and damage in day to day interactions, a realization must be made that it does not have to be this way. While habits are tough to break, it is definitely possible to change ourselves, our thinking and thus change the relationships around us. In therapy, couples and individuals gain new perspectives and learn more effective ways of correcting the interactions and patterns that lead to us to frustration, hurt, and misunderstandings.
Whether communication and intimacy issues are ever present and affect you as a couple or individual emotional struggles lead to repetitive patterns that sabotage and damage in day to day interactions, a realization must be made that it does not have to be this way. While habits are tough to break, it is definitely possible to change ourselves, our thinking and thus change the relationships around us. In therapy, couples and individuals gain new perspectives and learn more effective ways of correcting the interactions and patterns that lead to us to frustration, hurt, and misunderstandings.
(747) 318-4832 View (747) 318-4832
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Claudia Sison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Currently not accepting clients. A waitlist is available to interested clients. Please visit my website. I am a Latinx, Spanish speaking, and inclusive Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of experience working alongside individuals who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, relational challenges, stress, low-self esteem, intense emotions, and/or numbing patterns as a result of trauma, family dynamics, planned or unplanned pregnancies, parenting dissatisfaction, life changes, lifestyle patterns, or maybe you don’t know what it is or why, but you find it difficult to be in agency and live in authenticity.
Currently not accepting clients. A waitlist is available to interested clients. Please visit my website. I am a Latinx, Spanish speaking, and inclusive Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of experience working alongside individuals who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, relational challenges, stress, low-self esteem, intense emotions, and/or numbing patterns as a result of trauma, family dynamics, planned or unplanned pregnancies, parenting dissatisfaction, life changes, lifestyle patterns, or maybe you don’t know what it is or why, but you find it difficult to be in agency and live in authenticity.
(747) 298-6329 View (747) 298-6329
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Daniel Galimberti Ph.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Not accepting new clients
“MY EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, AND WISDOM TO YOUR SERVICE” Dr. Galimberti has more than 20 years of successful clinical experience working with couples, individuals, children and families surrounding issues of depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger management, domestic violence, relationships, sexual dysfunctions, substance abuse, HDHD, and behavioral problems. Much of my practice focuses on people seeking support in improving self worth, increasing motivation and finding direction in life. My approach is tailored to the unique needs of the individuals and couples I work with.
“MY EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, AND WISDOM TO YOUR SERVICE” Dr. Galimberti has more than 20 years of successful clinical experience working with couples, individuals, children and families surrounding issues of depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger management, domestic violence, relationships, sexual dysfunctions, substance abuse, HDHD, and behavioral problems. Much of my practice focuses on people seeking support in improving self worth, increasing motivation and finding direction in life. My approach is tailored to the unique needs of the individuals and couples I work with.
(818) 435-3979 View (818) 435-3979
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Wendy Hill Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
We all want to live our best life possible with joy and vitality. Sometimes physical, emotional, psychological, or other limitations make it challenging to do so. Recovering from the setbacks and losses of the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for some people facing the ongoing impact of long Covid or the grief of losing loved ones. The hostile political climate and wars around the world create even greater unrest, anxiety, and a lack of safety. You want to get back on track and need a partner to walk with you through this. It isn’t too late. I trust that we will get through whatever you are facing together. You are not alone.
We all want to live our best life possible with joy and vitality. Sometimes physical, emotional, psychological, or other limitations make it challenging to do so. Recovering from the setbacks and losses of the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for some people facing the ongoing impact of long Covid or the grief of losing loved ones. The hostile political climate and wars around the world create even greater unrest, anxiety, and a lack of safety. You want to get back on track and need a partner to walk with you through this. It isn’t too late. I trust that we will get through whatever you are facing together. You are not alone.
(818) 293-7116 x2 View (818) 293-7116 x2
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Kelsey Sillerud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, IFECMHS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I provide evidence-based interventions to provide quality care while tailoring treatment to best meet you or your child's needs. Utilizing techniques from Interpersonal, Neurobiological, Cognitive-Behavioral, Play and Attachment-based therapies, my goal is to help you identify challenges and unhelpful patterns, learn new ways of coping, engaging and interacting, and empower you to make meaningful changes. Our work together supports healing and can assist your family in creating deeper connection, better communication, and more moments of shared joy.
Welcome! I provide evidence-based interventions to provide quality care while tailoring treatment to best meet you or your child's needs. Utilizing techniques from Interpersonal, Neurobiological, Cognitive-Behavioral, Play and Attachment-based therapies, my goal is to help you identify challenges and unhelpful patterns, learn new ways of coping, engaging and interacting, and empower you to make meaningful changes. Our work together supports healing and can assist your family in creating deeper connection, better communication, and more moments of shared joy.
(805) 250-4758 View (805) 250-4758
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Sandra Liu
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
Do you long for a space to break free from emotional burdens, rebuild self-awareness, and rediscover the joy and spirit within you? Life often presents challenges that weigh us down, leaving us feeling lost and disconnected from our true selves. These struggles may come in many forms – from anxiety and depression to relationship issues and personal crises. During these times, we may feel overwhelmed, isolated, and unsure of how to move forward.
Do you long for a space to break free from emotional burdens, rebuild self-awareness, and rediscover the joy and spirit within you? Life often presents challenges that weigh us down, leaving us feeling lost and disconnected from our true selves. These struggles may come in many forms – from anxiety and depression to relationship issues and personal crises. During these times, we may feel overwhelmed, isolated, and unsure of how to move forward.
(818) 873-4152 View (818) 873-4152
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Peak Performance Mindset - Coy Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Porter Ranch, CA 91326  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Coy is a licensed psychotherapist with a decade history of working with survivors of combat trauma & sexual trauma, couples, grieving families, military, law-enforcement/ first responders, and coaches & athletes. Coy is also a Purple Heart recipient Marine Veteran with multiple combat tours. He has first-hand experience with what most people are going through. “If you feel stuck in a hole and do not know how to get out… I will jump in there with you, and encourage you to calm down. I will reassure you that we will get out because I have been there before.” NOTE: Coy is not taking any clients at this time.
Coy is a licensed psychotherapist with a decade history of working with survivors of combat trauma & sexual trauma, couples, grieving families, military, law-enforcement/ first responders, and coaches & athletes. Coy is also a Purple Heart recipient Marine Veteran with multiple combat tours. He has first-hand experience with what most people are going through. “If you feel stuck in a hole and do not know how to get out… I will jump in there with you, and encourage you to calm down. I will reassure you that we will get out because I have been there before.” NOTE: Coy is not taking any clients at this time.
(747) 252-5828 View (747) 252-5828

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Number of Therapists in Porter Ranch, CA

60+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Porter Ranch, CA who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
76% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
53% Optum
41% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Porter Ranch, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Porter Ranch?

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.