Therapists in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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Jill M Wussler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  (Online Only)
As we travel this journey of life, sometimes the way to health and wholeness is not too clear. During these times, it's helpful to have a partner to walk with you. I have been in practice for nearly twenty years, helping individuals, families, couples and groups facing a wide variety of challenges. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, job-related issues, grief, and religious trauma. I have advanced training in the treatment of trauma, both single incident and long-term.
As we travel this journey of life, sometimes the way to health and wholeness is not too clear. During these times, it's helpful to have a partner to walk with you. I have been in practice for nearly twenty years, helping individuals, families, couples and groups facing a wide variety of challenges. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, job-related issues, grief, and religious trauma. I have advanced training in the treatment of trauma, both single incident and long-term.
(310) 910-9978 View (310) 910-9978
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Dexter Jay Jefferson Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  (Online Only)
My hope is that over time you become healed, whole, and well, living life to the fullest. I am dedicated to helping you get there by finding lasting, efficient, and practical solutions to the emotional and mental health challenges that have been disrupting your life. I specialize in anxiety and depression, but broadly speaking, my expertise ranges from alcohol and drug abuse, addiction, and bipolar & psychotic disorders. In my 15 years of experience in the human services field, I have practiced at every level of care in various positions ranging from therapist to clinical director.
My hope is that over time you become healed, whole, and well, living life to the fullest. I am dedicated to helping you get there by finding lasting, efficient, and practical solutions to the emotional and mental health challenges that have been disrupting your life. I specialize in anxiety and depression, but broadly speaking, my expertise ranges from alcohol and drug abuse, addiction, and bipolar & psychotic disorders. In my 15 years of experience in the human services field, I have practiced at every level of care in various positions ranging from therapist to clinical director.
(562) 608-3827 View (562) 608-3827
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Jeanne Quilling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  (Online Only)
Thanks for viewing my professional profile. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 19 years experience, including working in hospitals, private clinics, and as the Clinical Director of an in-patient residential facility. My experience includes treating a broad range of issues including addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, divorce, parenting children with special needs, post-partum depression and schizophrenia.
Thanks for viewing my professional profile. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 19 years experience, including working in hospitals, private clinics, and as the Clinical Director of an in-patient residential facility. My experience includes treating a broad range of issues including addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, divorce, parenting children with special needs, post-partum depression and schizophrenia.
(310) 807-2295 View (310) 807-2295
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Dr. Mark Ingram
Psychologist, PsyD, KAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Does worry, fear, self-doubt or anxiety interfere with daily your life? Do you experience sadness, grief or depression that you can't seem to move beyond? If these issues prevent you from reaching your goals and having the life and relationships you want, I can help you build the skills you need to regain control of your life. We will work together to develop goals and create a process to address your unique needs. I offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to ALL residents of California.
Do you feel stuck? Does worry, fear, self-doubt or anxiety interfere with daily your life? Do you experience sadness, grief or depression that you can't seem to move beyond? If these issues prevent you from reaching your goals and having the life and relationships you want, I can help you build the skills you need to regain control of your life. We will work together to develop goals and create a process to address your unique needs. I offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to ALL residents of California.
(424) 276-6031 View (424) 276-6031
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Ginette Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Ginette G. Walker, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). In talking with people, I go by Gina. I offer psychotherapy in English and/or Spanish via telehealth. My approach to treatment is client-centered and depends on clients’ needs and circumstances. Much of my experience is in helping clients engage in processes of post-traumatic and intergenerational growth. My approach to therapy is cross-culturally and developmentally informed and responsive. I am currently focusing on bringing in the perspectives and tools of Positive Psychology.
Ginette G. Walker, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). In talking with people, I go by Gina. I offer psychotherapy in English and/or Spanish via telehealth. My approach to treatment is client-centered and depends on clients’ needs and circumstances. Much of my experience is in helping clients engage in processes of post-traumatic and intergenerational growth. My approach to therapy is cross-culturally and developmentally informed and responsive. I am currently focusing on bringing in the perspectives and tools of Positive Psychology.
(310) 504-5417 View (310) 504-5417
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Corina Gheorghiu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DDS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Are you tired of the struggle to create and maintain fulfilling relationships within your own self and with others? Confused and lost in the pandemic? Through anxiety & energy management, inter-personal psychotherapy and inter-generational life coaching & parenting, focused on a highly personalized approach of integrating mind and heart, body and soul, you will get to the root of your problems and become confident in your ability to change and heal. You can acquire peace, even in the midst of turmoil. You start to fulfill the innate desire for love in all your relationships, with your self and others, with the world and its Creator.
Are you tired of the struggle to create and maintain fulfilling relationships within your own self and with others? Confused and lost in the pandemic? Through anxiety & energy management, inter-personal psychotherapy and inter-generational life coaching & parenting, focused on a highly personalized approach of integrating mind and heart, body and soul, you will get to the root of your problems and become confident in your ability to change and heal. You can acquire peace, even in the midst of turmoil. You start to fulfill the innate desire for love in all your relationships, with your self and others, with the world and its Creator.
(310) 504-1935 View (310) 504-1935
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Lora Uglesic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Hello & thank you for taking the time to consider me for your mental health needs. I provide psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, & families. My core belief is that the foundation to successful treatment is the creation of a safe & trusting environment where therapist & client work collaboratively to address treatment goals. The development of a strong therapeutic relationship becomes the cornerstone to lasting & meaningful change. I strive to create holistic treatment plan tailored to each individual using an eclectic integrative approach, by blending different theories & techniques to address presenting symptoms.
Hello & thank you for taking the time to consider me for your mental health needs. I provide psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, & families. My core belief is that the foundation to successful treatment is the creation of a safe & trusting environment where therapist & client work collaboratively to address treatment goals. The development of a strong therapeutic relationship becomes the cornerstone to lasting & meaningful change. I strive to create holistic treatment plan tailored to each individual using an eclectic integrative approach, by blending different theories & techniques to address presenting symptoms.
(310) 697-8928 View (310) 697-8928
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Heather Michelle Wondra
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, Lic
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  (Online Only)
Licensed and specializing in eating disorders, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationships, and more. I provide you with Zoom, FaceTime and/or phone sessions. I have personal experience recovering from an eating disorder as well as internship practice and experience with cancer patients, victims of crime, children, and teens.
Licensed and specializing in eating disorders, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationships, and more. I provide you with Zoom, FaceTime and/or phone sessions. I have personal experience recovering from an eating disorder as well as internship practice and experience with cancer patients, victims of crime, children, and teens.
(310) 683-4872 View (310) 683-4872
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Lorraine Ramirez Becker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, and individuals who need a supportive space as they navigate the challenges in life, work, and relationships. I bring a compassionate perspective to healing that honors the mind and body connection. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a path toward healing that is unique to your needs. I am devoted to holding a safe space for your experience where we can explore and process old narratives and behavior patterns that are no longer working and create new meaning that will move your life forward.
I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, and individuals who need a supportive space as they navigate the challenges in life, work, and relationships. I bring a compassionate perspective to healing that honors the mind and body connection. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a path toward healing that is unique to your needs. I am devoted to holding a safe space for your experience where we can explore and process old narratives and behavior patterns that are no longer working and create new meaning that will move your life forward.
(562) 543-5587 View (562) 543-5587
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Meg Ichikawa Chang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
When times are tough, a little professional help to sort things out can be beneficial. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to freely express your thoughts and feelings. With me gently supporting and guiding you through, you will gain insight into how your past experiences have shaped the way you think and respond to life situations. We will identify thought patterns that no longer work for you, explore brand new perspectives and practice positive coping skills. Through my gentle and compassionate guidance, you will equip yourself with successful coping skills that will help you throughout your entire life journey.
When times are tough, a little professional help to sort things out can be beneficial. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to freely express your thoughts and feelings. With me gently supporting and guiding you through, you will gain insight into how your past experiences have shaped the way you think and respond to life situations. We will identify thought patterns that no longer work for you, explore brand new perspectives and practice positive coping skills. Through my gentle and compassionate guidance, you will equip yourself with successful coping skills that will help you throughout your entire life journey.
(424) 667-5591 View (424) 667-5591
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Matthew W. Tentler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  (Online Only)
Matthew Tentler is a marriage and family therapist in Southern California. He specializes in treating in depression, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction and cultural, spiritual, and identity issues.
Matthew Tentler is a marriage and family therapist in Southern California. He specializes in treating in depression, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction and cultural, spiritual, and identity issues.
(805) 283-7348 View (805) 283-7348
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Centered Soul Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Nicole Williams, LMFT! I'm so happy you're taking the first step in reaching out to find a therapist! Are you experiencing relationship challenges, looking to improve communication or heal from infidelity? Would you like to explore your gender identity? Would you like to discuss dynamics around navigating your consensually non-monogamous relationship? Are you unhappy with your sex life? Do you want to improve your sexual health or increase your sexual knowledge? Would you like to heal from past sexual trauma? I can help! You deserve to live a sexually fulfilling life!
Hi! I'm Nicole Williams, LMFT! I'm so happy you're taking the first step in reaching out to find a therapist! Are you experiencing relationship challenges, looking to improve communication or heal from infidelity? Would you like to explore your gender identity? Would you like to discuss dynamics around navigating your consensually non-monogamous relationship? Are you unhappy with your sex life? Do you want to improve your sexual health or increase your sexual knowledge? Would you like to heal from past sexual trauma? I can help! You deserve to live a sexually fulfilling life!
(310) 742-0974 View (310) 742-0974
Christy Israel
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Hello! My name is Christy Israel, and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor. I am a person-centered therapist. I believe, as psychologist, Carl Rogers stated, "that each individual has within him or herself vast resources for self-understanding, for altering his or her self-concept, attitudes, and self-directed behavior." I take great joy in partnering with my clients, eliciting their strengths, in order for them to heal, grow, achieve their goals, and live the life of their dreams. I really love to match people with the most appropriate form of therapy for them.
Hello! My name is Christy Israel, and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor. I am a person-centered therapist. I believe, as psychologist, Carl Rogers stated, "that each individual has within him or herself vast resources for self-understanding, for altering his or her self-concept, attitudes, and self-directed behavior." I take great joy in partnering with my clients, eliciting their strengths, in order for them to heal, grow, achieve their goals, and live the life of their dreams. I really love to match people with the most appropriate form of therapy for them.
(424) 587-3709 View (424) 587-3709
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Michelle Tangeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
I am currently accepting clients searching for a therapist who: 1. Needs support with their child’s challenging behaviors. 2. In the early postpartum years, that is struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. I bring a unique specialization in working with children and families. I support you and your family by building upon your strengths and providing the tools you need to thrive. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized training in perinatal mental health. Additionally, I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I've supported families in the home and school across Ventura and Los Angeles.
I am currently accepting clients searching for a therapist who: 1. Needs support with their child’s challenging behaviors. 2. In the early postpartum years, that is struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. I bring a unique specialization in working with children and families. I support you and your family by building upon your strengths and providing the tools you need to thrive. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized training in perinatal mental health. Additionally, I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I've supported families in the home and school across Ventura and Los Angeles.
(213) 463-5918 View (213) 463-5918
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Mirna Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
My name is Mirna Johnson. I am a Mexican American, Army Veteran and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I have experience helping individuals and families navigate difficult times. My unique background and cultural sensitivity allow me to connect with clients on a deeper level. I am passionate about empowering people to find healing and restoration in their relationships. Empowering individuals couples and families to foster healthy relationships, overcome challenges, and cultivate resilience.
My name is Mirna Johnson. I am a Mexican American, Army Veteran and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I have experience helping individuals and families navigate difficult times. My unique background and cultural sensitivity allow me to connect with clients on a deeper level. I am passionate about empowering people to find healing and restoration in their relationships. Empowering individuals couples and families to foster healthy relationships, overcome challenges, and cultivate resilience.
(424) 799-3160 View (424) 799-3160
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Mercedes Canizalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
My name is Mercedes Canizalez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with a multitude of therapy modalities. I provide therapy in English and Spanish and enjoy working with multicultural populations. I possess a wide range of skills and interpersonal qualities to be able to work effectively with a variety of clients. I am empathetic, genuine and I value empowering others. I gather concepts from different therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and DBT which are tailored to your therapeutic goals.
My name is Mercedes Canizalez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with a multitude of therapy modalities. I provide therapy in English and Spanish and enjoy working with multicultural populations. I possess a wide range of skills and interpersonal qualities to be able to work effectively with a variety of clients. I am empathetic, genuine and I value empowering others. I gather concepts from different therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and DBT which are tailored to your therapeutic goals.
(424) 301-8245 View (424) 301-8245
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AM Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  (Online Only)
Hello There! I am so glad you found me here. I know therapy can be intimidating, but you are making a brave step towards a new beginning with AM Therapy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and have been practicing psychotherapy since 2019 with training in Evidenced Based Practices (EBP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I hold a Master of Social Work degree from NYU with an Evidence Based Project award certification for the NY State Office of Mental Health Deans of Social Work Consortium and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is from UCSD.
Hello There! I am so glad you found me here. I know therapy can be intimidating, but you are making a brave step towards a new beginning with AM Therapy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and have been practicing psychotherapy since 2019 with training in Evidenced Based Practices (EBP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I hold a Master of Social Work degree from NYU with an Evidence Based Project award certification for the NY State Office of Mental Health Deans of Social Work Consortium and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is from UCSD.
(310) 579-6706 View (310) 579-6706
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Callie Meyer-Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
The decision to start seeing a therapist often comes after months, or even years, of emotional struggle. You may feel like you should be able to handle this on your own or you may be losing hope that things can get better at all. It takes courage, hope, and determination to reach out for help. This is why, as a therapist, I work hard from day one to make you feel comfortable, accepted, and heard. I want you to know that you are not alone and that I can help you get through this. My goal at the end of therapy is always for my clients to feel whole and healthy and deeply connected to the people around them.
The decision to start seeing a therapist often comes after months, or even years, of emotional struggle. You may feel like you should be able to handle this on your own or you may be losing hope that things can get better at all. It takes courage, hope, and determination to reach out for help. This is why, as a therapist, I work hard from day one to make you feel comfortable, accepted, and heard. I want you to know that you are not alone and that I can help you get through this. My goal at the end of therapy is always for my clients to feel whole and healthy and deeply connected to the people around them.
(424) 404-8259 View (424) 404-8259
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Christina Morse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPSC
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275  (Online Only)
Whether you are facing an immediate life stressor or looking for intentional ways to manage your life, talking with a culturally sensitive and experienced clinician can help you in your journey. I have worked with individuals and families for over 30 years in various capacities and bring expertise in the areas of anxiety and relationship conflict in couples and families. The ways in which I support clients is holistic, individually designed and stems from Humanistic and Mindfulness based approaches. I look forward to supporting your healing, growth and overall wellness.
Whether you are facing an immediate life stressor or looking for intentional ways to manage your life, talking with a culturally sensitive and experienced clinician can help you in your journey. I have worked with individuals and families for over 30 years in various capacities and bring expertise in the areas of anxiety and relationship conflict in couples and families. The ways in which I support clients is holistic, individually designed and stems from Humanistic and Mindfulness based approaches. I look forward to supporting your healing, growth and overall wellness.
(424) 699-3064 View (424) 699-3064
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Amber Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
I'm not perfect but I do practice what I preach. I'm here because I found it difficult to find the help I needed and I hope my presence makes it easier for those in need now. I'm not here to judge you or tell you what to do. I am here to help you understand yourself so you can choose to take action on improving the quality of your life.
I'm not perfect but I do practice what I preach. I'm here because I found it difficult to find the help I needed and I hope my presence makes it easier for those in need now. I'm not here to judge you or tell you what to do. I am here to help you understand yourself so you can choose to take action on improving the quality of your life.
(424) 722-8464 View (424) 722-8464

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Number of Therapists in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Self Esteem
66% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth
49% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rancho Palos Verdes?

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.