Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Photo of Ariel Fletcher, LMFT, PsyD, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ariel Fletcher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
In our work together, my essential goal is that you feel heard, respected, and understood. I find that one of the most important predictors of effective therapy starts with the relationship between client and therapist. I consider my role as your therapist an honor. I aim to create a comfortable, inviting, and safe space for you to share, and for us to work collectively. I feel your voice is just as, if not more, valuable than mine. With over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, I am confident that working collaboratively, you will find our time together beneficial.
In our work together, my essential goal is that you feel heard, respected, and understood. I find that one of the most important predictors of effective therapy starts with the relationship between client and therapist. I consider my role as your therapist an honor. I aim to create a comfortable, inviting, and safe space for you to share, and for us to work collectively. I feel your voice is just as, if not more, valuable than mine. With over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, I am confident that working collaboratively, you will find our time together beneficial.
(619) 824-6036 View (619) 824-6036
Photo of Courtney Salamone, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Courtney Salamone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
You’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed as you navigate dating and relationships, disconnected from yourself and unsure of what you are looking for in a partner. You’re someone who values community and can cultivate solid friendships, but you find yourself struggling when it comes to dating- feeling anxiety and a lack of confidence and clarity as you seek out a romantic relationship. But you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to find clarity, safe connection, and confidence in your ability to enter into a healthy relationship. Most of all you’re ready to feel ease as you seek a partner. I want to help you get there.
You’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed as you navigate dating and relationships, disconnected from yourself and unsure of what you are looking for in a partner. You’re someone who values community and can cultivate solid friendships, but you find yourself struggling when it comes to dating- feeling anxiety and a lack of confidence and clarity as you seek out a romantic relationship. But you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to find clarity, safe connection, and confidence in your ability to enter into a healthy relationship. Most of all you’re ready to feel ease as you seek a partner. I want to help you get there.
(858) 943-4456 View (858) 943-4456
Photo of Kim Jones, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kim Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92127
Congrats on taking your first step - seeking support is a sign of strength! Whether you are managing a relationship challenge, feeling anxious, or coping past trauma/loss, I work with individuals, couples and adolescents to help get through life's road blocks and facilitate change to reach specific goals which include finding more fulfillment and happiness in life. It's time to change patterns and break free of any negative feelings and emotions so you can have a fulfilling relationship with yourself and others. www.kimjonescounseling.com www.kimjonescoaching.com
Congrats on taking your first step - seeking support is a sign of strength! Whether you are managing a relationship challenge, feeling anxious, or coping past trauma/loss, I work with individuals, couples and adolescents to help get through life's road blocks and facilitate change to reach specific goals which include finding more fulfillment and happiness in life. It's time to change patterns and break free of any negative feelings and emotions so you can have a fulfilling relationship with yourself and others. www.kimjonescounseling.com www.kimjonescoaching.com
(858) 204-2599 View (858) 204-2599
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Daniel R. Blaess
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
I have worked in mental health for over 30 years, in a wide variety of professional settings. My professional training has been extensive, and includes degrees from Harvard University and the California School of Professional Psychology, as well as post-doctoral studies at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. I'm an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, the UCSD Department of Psychiatry, as well as with the Naval Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program. I have also taught at several colleges as an adjunct faculty member.
I have worked in mental health for over 30 years, in a wide variety of professional settings. My professional training has been extensive, and includes degrees from Harvard University and the California School of Professional Psychology, as well as post-doctoral studies at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. I'm an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, the UCSD Department of Psychiatry, as well as with the Naval Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program. I have also taught at several colleges as an adjunct faculty member.
(619) 377-8219 View (619) 377-8219
Photo of Yukiko Kawabata Hartman, MS, LPCC, Counselor
Yukiko Kawabata Hartman
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92122  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual English/Japanese psychotherapist with professional experience in academic and clinical settings in the US and Japan. I enjoy working with clients representing a wide range of age groups and socioeconomic status and diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. I specialize in helping clients with issues related to life transitions such as relocation, cultural adjustment, career/job challenges, relationships, family dynamics, loss, education, health, or retirement. These challenges are a part of your journey and may cause you to lose your sense of balance. Still, I believe we all have the capacity to solve our issues and the potential to grow.
I am a bilingual English/Japanese psychotherapist with professional experience in academic and clinical settings in the US and Japan. I enjoy working with clients representing a wide range of age groups and socioeconomic status and diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. I specialize in helping clients with issues related to life transitions such as relocation, cultural adjustment, career/job challenges, relationships, family dynamics, loss, education, health, or retirement. These challenges are a part of your journey and may cause you to lose your sense of balance. Still, I believe we all have the capacity to solve our issues and the potential to grow.
(206) 518-9746 View (206) 518-9746
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Kelly Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
You have made it this far – I hope that you can take a deep breath. I honor your courage in taking this first step to seek healing in your life. Perhaps you are here because you feel stuck in your life, marriage or family; whatever pain you may be experiencing, it would be a privilege to partner with you on your journey towards greater peace and freedom. I am a level II trained restoration therapist which I use to equip individuals, couples and families break free of painful cycles and embrace peace in their lives and relationships.
You have made it this far – I hope that you can take a deep breath. I honor your courage in taking this first step to seek healing in your life. Perhaps you are here because you feel stuck in your life, marriage or family; whatever pain you may be experiencing, it would be a privilege to partner with you on your journey towards greater peace and freedom. I am a level II trained restoration therapist which I use to equip individuals, couples and families break free of painful cycles and embrace peace in their lives and relationships.
(619) 330-0073 View (619) 330-0073
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Max Doshay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Dr. Max Doshay believes it is of utmost importance to treat all patients holistically and examine all levels of their functioning. Incorporating a variety of evidence-based assessment methods such as the WAIS IV, MMPI 3, WRAML 3, TAT, Vineland Adaptive Scales, and Bender Visual Spatial Gestalt Test (and more!), Dr. Max and his team can help tailor an individualized treatment plan through Neuropsychological Evaluations that meets the patient’s specific wants and needs instead of applying a “one size fits all” therapeutic technique used by many in the mental health industry.
Dr. Max Doshay believes it is of utmost importance to treat all patients holistically and examine all levels of their functioning. Incorporating a variety of evidence-based assessment methods such as the WAIS IV, MMPI 3, WRAML 3, TAT, Vineland Adaptive Scales, and Bender Visual Spatial Gestalt Test (and more!), Dr. Max and his team can help tailor an individualized treatment plan through Neuropsychological Evaluations that meets the patient’s specific wants and needs instead of applying a “one size fits all” therapeutic technique used by many in the mental health industry.
(858) 346-6571 View (858) 346-6571
Photo of Marlene Ibarra, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marlene Ibarra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
My name is Marlene! I am a bilingual (Spanish) latinx female. I am a mother of 3 and totally loving it. I am a first generation Mexican American. I began my journey in social services as a case manager in 2013 and have been a clinician since 2015. I actively seek trainings to expand my knowledge and abilities to be an effective therapist. I wholeheartedly believe in our ability to transform, heal and grow. As I have seen this take place firsthand in my life and in the life of my clients.
My name is Marlene! I am a bilingual (Spanish) latinx female. I am a mother of 3 and totally loving it. I am a first generation Mexican American. I began my journey in social services as a case manager in 2013 and have been a clinician since 2015. I actively seek trainings to expand my knowledge and abilities to be an effective therapist. I wholeheartedly believe in our ability to transform, heal and grow. As I have seen this take place firsthand in my life and in the life of my clients.
(619) 648-4742 View (619) 648-4742
Photo of Monique Nguyen, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Monique Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92126
Hello and welcome! My name is Monique Nguyen, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion to help you find meaning, healing, and growth no matter who you are and what stage you are in your life. Life can be overwhelming, even, at times, unfair and unjust due to various life stressors. If you are finding that everyday tasks are becoming too daunting, socializing is becoming too demanding, and overthinking is becoming too difficult to manage, together, we can work toward improving your quality of life.
Hello and welcome! My name is Monique Nguyen, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion to help you find meaning, healing, and growth no matter who you are and what stage you are in your life. Life can be overwhelming, even, at times, unfair and unjust due to various life stressors. If you are finding that everyday tasks are becoming too daunting, socializing is becoming too demanding, and overthinking is becoming too difficult to manage, together, we can work toward improving your quality of life.
(858) 391-4899 View (858) 391-4899
Photo of Dr. Paul Santero, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Paul Santero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Everyone, at one time or another, encounters challenging experiences which can leave a lasting, negative effect. These challenging or traumatic experiences can leave wounds of shame that can hinder one from being they're true, authentic self. Depression, anxiety, OCD, lowered self esteem and other negative effects can result. I specialize in helping people heal these wounds and resolve the negative effects which results in living a more authentic and assertive life. We will journey and collaborate together to help you achieve your goals. I work with teens, individuals, couples and families on a variety of areas.
Everyone, at one time or another, encounters challenging experiences which can leave a lasting, negative effect. These challenging or traumatic experiences can leave wounds of shame that can hinder one from being they're true, authentic self. Depression, anxiety, OCD, lowered self esteem and other negative effects can result. I specialize in helping people heal these wounds and resolve the negative effects which results in living a more authentic and assertive life. We will journey and collaborate together to help you achieve your goals. I work with teens, individuals, couples and families on a variety of areas.
(858) 295-3546 View (858) 295-3546
Photo of Jennifer Patricia Jeter, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jennifer Patricia Jeter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
I believe that the goal of "happiness" we are all striving for, is not that of elation, but inner peace. Without an understanding of this subtle difference, many of us can find ourselves on a slightly different path than we have intended. Much of my work focuses on helping my clients find acceptance in themselves in order to listen to their own voices and create a life that is fulfilling. I believe that each of my clients are the experts in their own lives. In that way, our sessions become a joint process--rather than an "expert/patient" experience.
I believe that the goal of "happiness" we are all striving for, is not that of elation, but inner peace. Without an understanding of this subtle difference, many of us can find ourselves on a slightly different path than we have intended. Much of my work focuses on helping my clients find acceptance in themselves in order to listen to their own voices and create a life that is fulfilling. I believe that each of my clients are the experts in their own lives. In that way, our sessions become a joint process--rather than an "expert/patient" experience.
(619) 866-6656 View (619) 866-6656
Photo of Michelle Lynn Slater, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Lynn Slater
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
If you have arrived here you're looking for a safe place to unpack. Maybe your coping strategies are being tested and your relationships strained. You need and deserve all the support you can get. Here in the safety and peace of my office you will find that you do not have to go through your anxiety, depression, trauma and pain alone. You can make meaning out of suffering. You will see that your sense of hopelessness is an illusion, that your feelings of worthlessness can be unlearned, that your unhealthy habits can be replaced and that you are loved.
If you have arrived here you're looking for a safe place to unpack. Maybe your coping strategies are being tested and your relationships strained. You need and deserve all the support you can get. Here in the safety and peace of my office you will find that you do not have to go through your anxiety, depression, trauma and pain alone. You can make meaning out of suffering. You will see that your sense of hopelessness is an illusion, that your feelings of worthlessness can be unlearned, that your unhealthy habits can be replaced and that you are loved.
(619) 458-3946 View (619) 458-3946
Photo of Marshall Huggins, Pre-Licensed Professional
Marshall Huggins
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Hey there! I'm Marshall, and my areas of experience include 8+ years in mindfulness, ketamine therapy, psychedelic integration, nature-based therapy, and mental health treatment. My past work in rainforest conservation has also given me an understanding of eco-anxiety and grief. Are you struggling with a difficult transition, overwhelming stress or anxiety, relationship issues? Perhaps a lack of motivation, meaning, or direction, or just feeling stuck? Had a difficult or profound psychedelic journey? You don't have to walk the path alone. I'm here to support you in finding more balance, peace, and connection along the way.
Hey there! I'm Marshall, and my areas of experience include 8+ years in mindfulness, ketamine therapy, psychedelic integration, nature-based therapy, and mental health treatment. My past work in rainforest conservation has also given me an understanding of eco-anxiety and grief. Are you struggling with a difficult transition, overwhelming stress or anxiety, relationship issues? Perhaps a lack of motivation, meaning, or direction, or just feeling stuck? Had a difficult or profound psychedelic journey? You don't have to walk the path alone. I'm here to support you in finding more balance, peace, and connection along the way.
(760) 421-5809 View (760) 421-5809
Photo of Brittany Benjamin Amante, AMFT, Pre-Licensed Professional
Brittany Benjamin Amante
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92127
Middle school and high school are exciting times of our lives, marked by identity exploration, experimentation, and formation. And yet, they can also be some of the most stressful and overwhelming times of life — full of uncertainty, new expectations, and never ending pressure. There comes a point where it just feels like too much. That’s when grades begin to slip, extracurricular activities start to drain us, and our relationships with friends and family suffer, leaving us feeling isolated, lonely and misunderstood.
Middle school and high school are exciting times of our lives, marked by identity exploration, experimentation, and formation. And yet, they can also be some of the most stressful and overwhelming times of life — full of uncertainty, new expectations, and never ending pressure. There comes a point where it just feels like too much. That’s when grades begin to slip, extracurricular activities start to drain us, and our relationships with friends and family suffer, leaving us feeling isolated, lonely and misunderstood.
(858) 358-5974 View (858) 358-5974
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Tyler Alvarez Psychotherapy
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist looking to provide positive first experiences with therapy as well as work with those with previous therapy experiences. I believe that every client is the expert of their life and therapy is there to open up new avenues to explore. I plan to meet the client where they are at and work with them to grow the life they need.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist looking to provide positive first experiences with therapy as well as work with those with previous therapy experiences. I believe that every client is the expert of their life and therapy is there to open up new avenues to explore. I plan to meet the client where they are at and work with them to grow the life they need.
(619) 369-1840 View (619) 369-1840
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Maritza Molina
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Congratulations on taking this brave step to improve your life through therapy. With 15 years of experience in the field, I have seen the amazing growth that can come from self-exploration in therapy. My focus is on improving mood, managing stress, and helping you find healing through self-discovery, compassion, and exploring your lived experience in a non judgmental environment. I am honored to align myself with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities and actively seek to provide a safe and understanding space for their unique experiences.
Congratulations on taking this brave step to improve your life through therapy. With 15 years of experience in the field, I have seen the amazing growth that can come from self-exploration in therapy. My focus is on improving mood, managing stress, and helping you find healing through self-discovery, compassion, and exploring your lived experience in a non judgmental environment. I am honored to align myself with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities and actively seek to provide a safe and understanding space for their unique experiences.
(619) 202-8439 View (619) 202-8439
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Lodovica Guidarelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92192  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel constrained by the demands of your problem? Is it affecting your relationships, your profession, or your overall satisfaction with life? You hold the power to bring the change you seek. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of issues, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, parenting, academic/work-related stress, identity development, acculturation, couple and family dynamics.
Do you feel constrained by the demands of your problem? Is it affecting your relationships, your profession, or your overall satisfaction with life? You hold the power to bring the change you seek. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of issues, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, parenting, academic/work-related stress, identity development, acculturation, couple and family dynamics.
(858) 465-7008 View (858) 465-7008
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Nicole M Charara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131  (Online Only)
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am currently licensed in California and Florida. I have over 15 years of experience in providing services to children, adults, and families. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, as well as, adult anxiety, depression, infertility/pre and post partum issues, PTSD, trauma, and family relationship issues. I am also bilingual and able to conduct sessions in Spanish. I am trained in Trauma-Focused CBT and EMDR and am currently available for online therapy services only. Please see my website at www.nicolecharara.com for more information regarding my services.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am currently licensed in California and Florida. I have over 15 years of experience in providing services to children, adults, and families. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, as well as, adult anxiety, depression, infertility/pre and post partum issues, PTSD, trauma, and family relationship issues. I am also bilingual and able to conduct sessions in Spanish. I am trained in Trauma-Focused CBT and EMDR and am currently available for online therapy services only. Please see my website at www.nicolecharara.com for more information regarding my services.
(858) 707-7512 View (858) 707-7512
Photo of Tiffany Goodsite, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Tiffany Goodsite
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Tiffany Goodsite-Kelii is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and her goal is to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and addiction and has a history of work with other co-occurring issues including but not limited to depression, post-traumatic stress/trauma, postpartum depression/anxiety, grief/loss, anger and impulsivity, and stress management.
Tiffany Goodsite-Kelii is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and her goal is to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and addiction and has a history of work with other co-occurring issues including but not limited to depression, post-traumatic stress/trauma, postpartum depression/anxiety, grief/loss, anger and impulsivity, and stress management.
(619) 304-4369 View (619) 304-4369
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Jan Rakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
(858) 376-7984 View (858) 376-7984

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in San Diego, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
70% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
65% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
62% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in San Diego, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Diego?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.