Therapists in San Benito County, CA

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Photo of Jerry David Mermis, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Jerry David Mermis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023
Facing, financial, legal, professional, relationship, behavior or addiction issues. Fourty years experience supporting people in troubles of every kind imaginable. I have also focused on men's issues, life transitions, grief, loss and spiritual issues. My goal is to help individuals with dual diagnosis, depression, marriage problems, addictions, parenting issues, fear, anxiety, grief, decision making, burnout, stress and family crisis, doubt, anger or forgiveness. We’ll work together to change behaviors and attitudes. I work with you to strengthen your recovery. E-mail me at karmajerry@yahoo.com
Facing, financial, legal, professional, relationship, behavior or addiction issues. Fourty years experience supporting people in troubles of every kind imaginable. I have also focused on men's issues, life transitions, grief, loss and spiritual issues. My goal is to help individuals with dual diagnosis, depression, marriage problems, addictions, parenting issues, fear, anxiety, grief, decision making, burnout, stress and family crisis, doubt, anger or forgiveness. We’ll work together to change behaviors and attitudes. I work with you to strengthen your recovery. E-mail me at karmajerry@yahoo.com
(831) 272-4969 View (831) 272-4969
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Kerri King
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Most mental health providers assist the patient(s) with the process of gaining interpersonal awareness, but do not specialize in both the emotional and physical aspects of intimacy. Alternatively, most intimacy coaches do not specialize in the psychodynamic underpinnings of human attachment and resulting relational dynamics. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment that allows couples or individuals to address issues, questions, and concerns pertaining to sexuality, intimacy, and relationships.
Most mental health providers assist the patient(s) with the process of gaining interpersonal awareness, but do not specialize in both the emotional and physical aspects of intimacy. Alternatively, most intimacy coaches do not specialize in the psychodynamic underpinnings of human attachment and resulting relational dynamics. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment that allows couples or individuals to address issues, questions, and concerns pertaining to sexuality, intimacy, and relationships.
(408) 426-4431 View (408) 426-4431
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Anna Fautz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and PsyD; I have been practicing in the field since 2012. I have worked as a therapist in institutional and private settings helping individuals to cope with anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship problems, previous traumas, and various adjustment difficulties and life challenges. I enjoy working with my clients to change the way they respond to life's stresses and believe that adjusting one's perspective can increase happiness, success, and relationship satisfaction.
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and PsyD; I have been practicing in the field since 2012. I have worked as a therapist in institutional and private settings helping individuals to cope with anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship problems, previous traumas, and various adjustment difficulties and life challenges. I enjoy working with my clients to change the way they respond to life's stresses and believe that adjusting one's perspective can increase happiness, success, and relationship satisfaction.
(831) 278-6346 View (831) 278-6346
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Cynthia McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed due to health issues, relationship conflicts, a stressful work environment, or ongoing worries about personal, family, environmental, or community issues? It's essential during these times to prioritize self-care, even though our usual coping mechanisms may feel depleted. As your therapist & coach, I am here to help you explore your personal values and goals and find practical solutions to boost your inner resilience, strength, and well-being.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed due to health issues, relationship conflicts, a stressful work environment, or ongoing worries about personal, family, environmental, or community issues? It's essential during these times to prioritize self-care, even though our usual coping mechanisms may feel depleted. As your therapist & coach, I am here to help you explore your personal values and goals and find practical solutions to boost your inner resilience, strength, and well-being.
(831) 610-3693 View (831) 610-3693
Photo of Rosa Linda Ogas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Rosa Linda Ogas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, adults, and families. I am passionate about supporting my clients and helping them better understand the issues they are dealing with. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and am also experienced in working with issues related to acculturation. I provide a strength-based approach to therapy. With the understanding that everyone has strengths, they bring to the table. If you struggle to identify your own strengths, we will work together to help you identify and recognize your strengths.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, adults, and families. I am passionate about supporting my clients and helping them better understand the issues they are dealing with. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and am also experienced in working with issues related to acculturation. I provide a strength-based approach to therapy. With the understanding that everyone has strengths, they bring to the table. If you struggle to identify your own strengths, we will work together to help you identify and recognize your strengths.
(831) 249-9657 View (831) 249-9657
Photo of Kelly Marie Miltenberger, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Benito County, CA
Kelly Marie Miltenberger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023
Hi! I'm Kelly Miltenberger, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I work towards recognizing your existing skills and strengths and helping you to expand those into stronger, more adaptable ones to help you achieve your goals. For over 10 years I have been working with children and adults from diverse populations and cultural backgrounds. I have a vast range of clinical experience in forensic settings, In-Patient facilities, virtual settings, and schools.
Hi! I'm Kelly Miltenberger, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I work towards recognizing your existing skills and strengths and helping you to expand those into stronger, more adaptable ones to help you achieve your goals. For over 10 years I have been working with children and adults from diverse populations and cultural backgrounds. I have a vast range of clinical experience in forensic settings, In-Patient facilities, virtual settings, and schools.
(831) 318-7148 View (831) 318-7148
Photo of Suenia Villagerardo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Suenia Villagerardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollister, CA 95023  (Online Only)
Virtual Sessions Only. I work well with anyone who seeks therapy and is ready to work on themselves. I have worked with about every population, culture and age group. Issues that I am best suited to treating include a wide variety of disorders, childhood trauma, addictions, domestic violence, parenting/bonding/interpersonal relationships. I certified in EMDR and expressive arts therapy. I like to offer different forms of expression to my clients in the healing arts. I also give plenty of skill building tools and homework so clients can maximize their progress outside of the weekly sessions. I speak Spanish fluently.
Virtual Sessions Only. I work well with anyone who seeks therapy and is ready to work on themselves. I have worked with about every population, culture and age group. Issues that I am best suited to treating include a wide variety of disorders, childhood trauma, addictions, domestic violence, parenting/bonding/interpersonal relationships. I certified in EMDR and expressive arts therapy. I like to offer different forms of expression to my clients in the healing arts. I also give plenty of skill building tools and homework so clients can maximize their progress outside of the weekly sessions. I speak Spanish fluently.
(831) 265-5618 View (831) 265-5618
Photo of Angela Rose Scornaienchi, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Angela Rose Scornaienchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollister, CA 95023
I bring to my practice as a psychotherapist a compassionate and very focused attention on you and your process, helping to bring clarity to the confusion that can arise when we find ourselves in the suffering of our past and/or fear of the future. With a variety of skilled interventions, I can hold the space necessary for you to discover your path to healing and wholeness, bringing fullness to your life and relationships in the present, and learning to manage life's difficulties as they arrive.
I bring to my practice as a psychotherapist a compassionate and very focused attention on you and your process, helping to bring clarity to the confusion that can arise when we find ourselves in the suffering of our past and/or fear of the future. With a variety of skilled interventions, I can hold the space necessary for you to discover your path to healing and wholeness, bringing fullness to your life and relationships in the present, and learning to manage life's difficulties as they arrive.
(831) 607-8689 View (831) 607-8689
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Kimura Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023
Hello, I'm Kimura (Key-mu-ra)! My name is Kimura Washington, a Southern Californian native. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have had the distinct pleasure of providing client-centered care to individuals in Long Beach, Los Angeles, and surrounding cities. I had the pleasure of working in partnership with Veterans, Caregivers, Geriatric populations, and individuals who were homeless to support them in their personal journey to self-actualization, acceptance, and empowerment.
Hello, I'm Kimura (Key-mu-ra)! My name is Kimura Washington, a Southern Californian native. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have had the distinct pleasure of providing client-centered care to individuals in Long Beach, Los Angeles, and surrounding cities. I had the pleasure of working in partnership with Veterans, Caregivers, Geriatric populations, and individuals who were homeless to support them in their personal journey to self-actualization, acceptance, and empowerment.
(831) 610-0079 View (831) 610-0079
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Manika Yadav
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023
I welcome you on the journey of healing and personal transformation from a holistic approach to mind, body, and emotions. This may allow you to free yourself from belief systems, thought patterns, and habits that seem to be not working anymore and adversely influence health, relationships, personal growth, and inner peace. Stuck or repressed emotions feed into anxiety, depression, or anger, disrupting one's mental, physical, and social well-being. I work collaboratively in the session with you towards self-actualization & emotional fulfillment. My hope is to provide a safe space to cultivate awareness.
I welcome you on the journey of healing and personal transformation from a holistic approach to mind, body, and emotions. This may allow you to free yourself from belief systems, thought patterns, and habits that seem to be not working anymore and adversely influence health, relationships, personal growth, and inner peace. Stuck or repressed emotions feed into anxiety, depression, or anger, disrupting one's mental, physical, and social well-being. I work collaboratively in the session with you towards self-actualization & emotional fulfillment. My hope is to provide a safe space to cultivate awareness.
(831) 609-9625 View (831) 609-9625
Photo of Jennifer Caroline Denton, Psychologist in San Benito County, CA
Jennifer Caroline Denton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023
Seeking help can be intimidating and scary. Revealing the most vulnerable pieces of yourself to a stranger takes an incredible amount of courage and risk, and is often a barrier to people seeking help. However, simply reading this means you’re brave enough to take that risk and you’re already taking the initial steps toward living a life that you want for yourself. My goal is to help you in a timeframe that works for you. Therapy is a process and I believe it moves at your pace and in the direction you see fit. You’re the leader to your care because you are the expert in yourself. I’m simply here to help cultivate growth.
Seeking help can be intimidating and scary. Revealing the most vulnerable pieces of yourself to a stranger takes an incredible amount of courage and risk, and is often a barrier to people seeking help. However, simply reading this means you’re brave enough to take that risk and you’re already taking the initial steps toward living a life that you want for yourself. My goal is to help you in a timeframe that works for you. Therapy is a process and I believe it moves at your pace and in the direction you see fit. You’re the leader to your care because you are the expert in yourself. I’m simply here to help cultivate growth.
(831) 278-4829 View (831) 278-4829
Photo of Michelle Candace Martin Del Campo, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Michelle Candace Martin Del Campo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023
Sometimes circumstances in life can feel unbearable and we do not know how we are going to get through it. Experiencing trauma, a pandemic, racism, grief & loss (marriage, death of partner, child, loved one, terminal illness, break ups, loss of job, etc.), pressures of work and/or school are some issues that make us feel anxious, alone, and depressed. Our need for inner peace and healthy coping is crucial for our mental, spiritual, and physical health! Overcoming the overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, and anger can feel empowering and peaceful which leads to a better quality of life!
Sometimes circumstances in life can feel unbearable and we do not know how we are going to get through it. Experiencing trauma, a pandemic, racism, grief & loss (marriage, death of partner, child, loved one, terminal illness, break ups, loss of job, etc.), pressures of work and/or school are some issues that make us feel anxious, alone, and depressed. Our need for inner peace and healthy coping is crucial for our mental, spiritual, and physical health! Overcoming the overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, and anger can feel empowering and peaceful which leads to a better quality of life!
(408) 583-6150 View (408) 583-6150
Photo of Better Living Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., Marriage & Family Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Better Living Marriage & Family Therapy Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045  (Online Only)
I work with people who are experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships (including domestic violence), trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder), anger or stress. Working with a neutral third party can offer you an environment--one of safety and non-judgement--in which you may feel more at ease sharing and exploring your innermost thoughts and feelings. I see us working collaboratively on whatever issue(s) and/or goal(s)you bring in. I have been working in the counseling profession for more than 10 years. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
I work with people who are experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships (including domestic violence), trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder), anger or stress. Working with a neutral third party can offer you an environment--one of safety and non-judgement--in which you may feel more at ease sharing and exploring your innermost thoughts and feelings. I see us working collaboratively on whatever issue(s) and/or goal(s)you bring in. I have been working in the counseling profession for more than 10 years. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(408) 413-4559 View (408) 413-4559
Photo of Robert M Freitas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Robert M Freitas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hollister, CA 95023
A client should feel empowered to express their current symptoms, needs and goals. A person's identity is not defined by a clinical diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan. An ideal client comes with some awareness and willingness to expose vulnerability and work toward their goals. At first, that task can be frightening and daunting. A client must be courageous and vigilant in the pursuit of their goals and on the path to healing. They do not walk that path alone, but lean on the support of a trustworthy, experienced and professional therapist that lights up a path.
A client should feel empowered to express their current symptoms, needs and goals. A person's identity is not defined by a clinical diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan. An ideal client comes with some awareness and willingness to expose vulnerability and work toward their goals. At first, that task can be frightening and daunting. A client must be courageous and vigilant in the pursuit of their goals and on the path to healing. They do not walk that path alone, but lean on the support of a trustworthy, experienced and professional therapist that lights up a path.
(408) 583-6088 View (408) 583-6088
Photo of Michelle Nelson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Michelle Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Michelle Nelson, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of California. I obtained both my bachelors and masters degrees from San Jose State University and am a Bay Area native. I have over 10 years of behavioral health experience, including work with children, families and adults facing various mental health and substance use challenges.
Hi! My name is Michelle Nelson, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of California. I obtained both my bachelors and masters degrees from San Jose State University and am a Bay Area native. I have over 10 years of behavioral health experience, including work with children, families and adults facing various mental health and substance use challenges.
(831) 603-2529 View (831) 603-2529
Photo of Sally Ann Cermeno, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Sally Ann Cermeno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollister, CA 95023  (Online Only)
High levels of stress, emotional distress, and feeling disconnect from your loved ones is a warning sign that your nervous system is activiated. Basically our body senses a threat whether it is present or not. It’s at this vulnerable place where majority of my clients seek support. I am Sally Cermeno a LMFT specializing in repairing relationships, managing emotions and helping the body feel safe and secure again. Safety is necessary to turn off the threat system, which will allow for reduced anxiety, improves sleep; improve appetite and help you return to strengthening the connections in your life.
High levels of stress, emotional distress, and feeling disconnect from your loved ones is a warning sign that your nervous system is activiated. Basically our body senses a threat whether it is present or not. It’s at this vulnerable place where majority of my clients seek support. I am Sally Cermeno a LMFT specializing in repairing relationships, managing emotions and helping the body feel safe and secure again. Safety is necessary to turn off the threat system, which will allow for reduced anxiety, improves sleep; improve appetite and help you return to strengthening the connections in your life.
(209) 231-6810 View (209) 231-6810
Photo of Mary-Anne Wijting, Counselor in San Benito County, CA
Mary-Anne Wijting
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
**SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY VIA VIDEO OR PHONE ONLY** Hopeless, stressed out, trauma, communication issues? It takes courage to face challenging situations in life and to decide to reach out to a mental health professional for counseling. I use counseling strategies that aim to alleviate emotional stress that occur in depression, anxiety, and emotional trauma in adults and children. Poor self-image and communication problems are areas that I feel confident to work with. My overall goal is to help alleviate your emotional pain and to help you find useful coping strategies for your personal needs.
**SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY VIA VIDEO OR PHONE ONLY** Hopeless, stressed out, trauma, communication issues? It takes courage to face challenging situations in life and to decide to reach out to a mental health professional for counseling. I use counseling strategies that aim to alleviate emotional stress that occur in depression, anxiety, and emotional trauma in adults and children. Poor self-image and communication problems are areas that I feel confident to work with. My overall goal is to help alleviate your emotional pain and to help you find useful coping strategies for your personal needs.
(831) 444-1747 View (831) 444-1747
Photo of James Espinosa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Benito County, CA
James Espinosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is James and thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I’m a California-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families, to help them feel empowered, engaged, and most of all, accepted in this world. I am a neurodiversity-affirming, trauma-informed therapist with an extensive clinical background in treating trauma with a strong emphasis on the connection between one’s environment, brain, and nervous system. I gravitate towards an eclectic therapeutic approach and tailor my sessions to each individual’s need.
Hello, my name is James and thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I’m a California-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families, to help them feel empowered, engaged, and most of all, accepted in this world. I am a neurodiversity-affirming, trauma-informed therapist with an extensive clinical background in treating trauma with a strong emphasis on the connection between one’s environment, brain, and nervous system. I gravitate towards an eclectic therapeutic approach and tailor my sessions to each individual’s need.
(831) 215-4579 View (831) 215-4579
Nancy A Bales
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95023
So much of what is offered in the field of psychotherapy is like putting new paint over a rusty patio chair. It looks great at first, but the rust is still eating away at the metal, weakening and destroying the chair underneath. In my practice I focus on working with my patients to find the sources of their unhappiness and then helping them to understand how those things from their past are affecting their current life. It is only through real understanding that permanent change can occur.
So much of what is offered in the field of psychotherapy is like putting new paint over a rusty patio chair. It looks great at first, but the rust is still eating away at the metal, weakening and destroying the chair underneath. In my practice I focus on working with my patients to find the sources of their unhappiness and then helping them to understand how those things from their past are affecting their current life. It is only through real understanding that permanent change can occur.
(831) 296-5319 View (831) 296-5319
Photo of Robert Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Benito County, CA
Robert Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hollister, CA 95023
I believe in the healing force within each person and its natural inclination to arc towards wholeness and health. If we want it enough, have patience, clarity and support we can heal and feel freedom in life. Growth happens best in relationship and I am here to support you on your path, wherever that might be. I am anchored in Jungian psychology, Existentialism and AEDP/Somatic work. More importantly, I try to cultivate a sense of warmth, care, respect and curiosity in my work with clients. I work with clients experiencing: anxiety, depression, grief, relationship/family issues, PTSD, self-criticism and lack of meaning.
I believe in the healing force within each person and its natural inclination to arc towards wholeness and health. If we want it enough, have patience, clarity and support we can heal and feel freedom in life. Growth happens best in relationship and I am here to support you on your path, wherever that might be. I am anchored in Jungian psychology, Existentialism and AEDP/Somatic work. More importantly, I try to cultivate a sense of warmth, care, respect and curiosity in my work with clients. I work with clients experiencing: anxiety, depression, grief, relationship/family issues, PTSD, self-criticism and lack of meaning.
(530) 763-1776 View (530) 763-1776

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Number of Therapists in San Benito County, CA

60+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in San Benito County, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
64% Relationship Issues
64% Grief
61% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Anthem | Elevance
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Aetna

How Therapists in San Benito County, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Benito County?

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.