Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Photo of Donald Seldeen, Psychologist in San Diego, CA
Donald Seldeen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
During my thirty-seven years as a therapist I’ve successfully treated many clients for anxiety, depression, dysfunctional relationships and a variety of other issues that have prevented them from living full and happy lives. Often, there problems were caused by traumatic events from childhood. Other times they resulted from more recent events such as a divorce, job loss, serious medical diagnosis, or the death of a loved one.
During my thirty-seven years as a therapist I’ve successfully treated many clients for anxiety, depression, dysfunctional relationships and a variety of other issues that have prevented them from living full and happy lives. Often, there problems were caused by traumatic events from childhood. Other times they resulted from more recent events such as a divorce, job loss, serious medical diagnosis, or the death of a loved one.
(310) 433-8379 View (310) 433-8379
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Brett Rash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
If you find yourself caught in the grips of trauma and depression, feeling both the weight of the past and the heaviness of the present, know that hope and help are within reach. My practice is devoted to those who are ready to face these challenges head-on, seeking not just to survive but to thrive. Whether you're struggling with unresolved trauma, persistent sadness, or a sense of hopelessness, I'm here to offer a supportive, empowering space for healing and growth. Together, we can uncover the strength and resilience within you, paving the way for a more hopeful, fulfilling future
If you find yourself caught in the grips of trauma and depression, feeling both the weight of the past and the heaviness of the present, know that hope and help are within reach. My practice is devoted to those who are ready to face these challenges head-on, seeking not just to survive but to thrive. Whether you're struggling with unresolved trauma, persistent sadness, or a sense of hopelessness, I'm here to offer a supportive, empowering space for healing and growth. Together, we can uncover the strength and resilience within you, paving the way for a more hopeful, fulfilling future
(619) 257-3615 View (619) 257-3615
Photo of Latisha Hill: Blueprint Counseling Solutions, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Latisha Hill: Blueprint Counseling Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPSC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
After many years working in the public sector, Latisha identified the need to promote and encourage strength-based dialogue surrounding mental health care at the state, county, community and individual levels. Latisha believes that with guidance and a strong support system, individuals can accomplish their goals. She created Blueprint Counseling Solutions with the belief that people aren’t aware of their true potential until they learn to navigate through resources and use their inner strength to tap into hidden talents.
After many years working in the public sector, Latisha identified the need to promote and encourage strength-based dialogue surrounding mental health care at the state, county, community and individual levels. Latisha believes that with guidance and a strong support system, individuals can accomplish their goals. She created Blueprint Counseling Solutions with the belief that people aren’t aware of their true potential until they learn to navigate through resources and use their inner strength to tap into hidden talents.
(619) 844-1345 View (619) 844-1345
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Danielle Michaelis Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, MFA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92106
What change does 2023 hold in store for you? Individual counseling can equip you with tools to address a wide variety of concerns such as antenatal or postpartum anxiety and/or depression, changes in relationship with your partner or spouse, identity and career issues, self-confidence, parenting or parent-child relationships, deployment or PCS adjustment, and pregnancy loss or infertility issues.
What change does 2023 hold in store for you? Individual counseling can equip you with tools to address a wide variety of concerns such as antenatal or postpartum anxiety and/or depression, changes in relationship with your partner or spouse, identity and career issues, self-confidence, parenting or parent-child relationships, deployment or PCS adjustment, and pregnancy loss or infertility issues.
(619) 268-6457 View (619) 268-6457
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Annie Hall Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Reaching out for help isn't always easy. Connecting with a therapist you trust is crucial for the success of the therapeutic process. As a marriage and family therapist, I strive to meet my clients' emotional needs in order to understand their world-views, experiences and struggles. It is a privilege to accompany a client towards a journey of health. I seek to form a collaborative bond within the counseling relationship. I have found that therapy can create the spark needed to pursue positive change in the lives of my clients.
Reaching out for help isn't always easy. Connecting with a therapist you trust is crucial for the success of the therapeutic process. As a marriage and family therapist, I strive to meet my clients' emotional needs in order to understand their world-views, experiences and struggles. It is a privilege to accompany a client towards a journey of health. I seek to form a collaborative bond within the counseling relationship. I have found that therapy can create the spark needed to pursue positive change in the lives of my clients.
(858) 346-6587 View (858) 346-6587
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Alliant Couple and Family Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Welcome to Alliant Couple and Family Clinic! We offer mental health services to the community on a sliding fee scale. Services provided in-person in San Diego and Long Beach or virtually throughout California. Our team of pre-licensed therapists are available to treat mental health issues with individuals, couples, and families while receiving clinical supervision from highly experienced clinicians.
Welcome to Alliant Couple and Family Clinic! We offer mental health services to the community on a sliding fee scale. Services provided in-person in San Diego and Long Beach or virtually throughout California. Our team of pre-licensed therapists are available to treat mental health issues with individuals, couples, and families while receiving clinical supervision from highly experienced clinicians.
(858) 422-3618 View (858) 422-3618
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Eszter Kalman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116
Do you find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster, feeling exhausted, irritable, and unsure of your path through parenthood? Perhaps bonding with your baby feels like an uphill battle. Maybe you're grappling with the overwhelming emotions that can follow a miscarriage, abortion, or birth trauma. Infertility may have left you feeling isolated, like no one truly understands your struggle. In these moments of uncertainty, it's easy to feel lost, confused, and sad. You might even have unsettling thoughts and images about your baby, leading to guilt and shame. It's okay to admit that sometimes, parenthood doesn't feel so joyful.
Do you find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster, feeling exhausted, irritable, and unsure of your path through parenthood? Perhaps bonding with your baby feels like an uphill battle. Maybe you're grappling with the overwhelming emotions that can follow a miscarriage, abortion, or birth trauma. Infertility may have left you feeling isolated, like no one truly understands your struggle. In these moments of uncertainty, it's easy to feel lost, confused, and sad. You might even have unsettling thoughts and images about your baby, leading to guilt and shame. It's okay to admit that sometimes, parenthood doesn't feel so joyful.
(619) 494-2830 View (619) 494-2830
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Kathryn Hull Ladin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
Kathryn has experience working with individuals as well as running groups with adults, teens and kids. Individual therapy has typically focussed on: anxiety and depression, women’s issues, family struggles, trauma, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, phase of life issues, substance abuse, marital and relationship struggles, LGBTQ issues of gender identity, and major life transitions. Kathryn has also worked with teens facing a wide range of issues including: family separation, difficulty at school, substance abuse, anxiety and depression, peer pressure, self esteem and screen (social media/ games) safety.
Kathryn has experience working with individuals as well as running groups with adults, teens and kids. Individual therapy has typically focussed on: anxiety and depression, women’s issues, family struggles, trauma, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, phase of life issues, substance abuse, marital and relationship struggles, LGBTQ issues of gender identity, and major life transitions. Kathryn has also worked with teens facing a wide range of issues including: family separation, difficulty at school, substance abuse, anxiety and depression, peer pressure, self esteem and screen (social media/ games) safety.
(858) 877-9758 View (858) 877-9758
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Clear Mind Counseling San Diego
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92122
The best approach to mental well-being is simple: consistent, incremental change coupled with healthy thoughts leads to a more satisfying life. Changing the way we act affects the way we feel and the way we view ourselves. When working with me, you are guided towards intentional living and healthy thought processes. You are given a blueprint to follow that takes the guesswork out of change. You’ll be given straightforward instruction that enables you to create a better life for yourself! By focusing on changing your behavior instead of analyzing emotions, you can more quickly find relief, and start living well.
The best approach to mental well-being is simple: consistent, incremental change coupled with healthy thoughts leads to a more satisfying life. Changing the way we act affects the way we feel and the way we view ourselves. When working with me, you are guided towards intentional living and healthy thought processes. You are given a blueprint to follow that takes the guesswork out of change. You’ll be given straightforward instruction that enables you to create a better life for yourself! By focusing on changing your behavior instead of analyzing emotions, you can more quickly find relief, and start living well.
(858) 943-3120 View (858) 943-3120
Photo of Kristen Zimmermann, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA
Kristen Zimmermann
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself stuck in unwanted patterns? Are you overwhelmed with past experiences that seem to still be lingering? Are you wrestling with anxiety and difficult emotions? I believe that healing is possible! I believe so many of us stay stuck because we do not have the right support for healing. While having an outlet to talk or vent can be helpful, my approach involves working more directly with the root cause of the issue, which is stored in our nervous system. I enjoy helping client’s make sense of what’s going on, so we can compassionately resolve the identified problems and achieve their goals.
Do you find yourself stuck in unwanted patterns? Are you overwhelmed with past experiences that seem to still be lingering? Are you wrestling with anxiety and difficult emotions? I believe that healing is possible! I believe so many of us stay stuck because we do not have the right support for healing. While having an outlet to talk or vent can be helpful, my approach involves working more directly with the root cause of the issue, which is stored in our nervous system. I enjoy helping client’s make sense of what’s going on, so we can compassionately resolve the identified problems and achieve their goals.
(619) 639-8465 View (619) 639-8465
Photo of Susan Graf-Cote, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Susan Graf-Cote
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
By promoting a safe space where you can create, and recreate the you that is well. Tapping into the strengths that live in your heart, we will gain access to your ideals and understanding and build upon them. We will awaken the part of you that will teach you to become your own coach. I will introduce you to several techniques and theoretical orientations that best suit you. I will not subject you to change through somebody elses belief systems instead of your own. With my guidance, you will find the answers to change your life and find peace.
By promoting a safe space where you can create, and recreate the you that is well. Tapping into the strengths that live in your heart, we will gain access to your ideals and understanding and build upon them. We will awaken the part of you that will teach you to become your own coach. I will introduce you to several techniques and theoretical orientations that best suit you. I will not subject you to change through somebody elses belief systems instead of your own. With my guidance, you will find the answers to change your life and find peace.
(858) 842-5224 View (858) 842-5224
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Tiffany Libby, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCTS-I, WIEBGE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
I believe the therapeutic alliance is one of the most important aspects of therapy. I tailor my approach to meet your needs, as I feel it is important to find what works for you, not what “should” work. Utilizing unconditional positive regard and empathy, I hope to encourage a feeling of self-love and acceptance. I believe that growth happens in many different areas, and I aim to help you create change that affects all aspects of your life. By working together, we can help identify your natural strengths, and learn simple ways to enhance your life and relationships, for results that are sustainable and long-term.
I believe the therapeutic alliance is one of the most important aspects of therapy. I tailor my approach to meet your needs, as I feel it is important to find what works for you, not what “should” work. Utilizing unconditional positive regard and empathy, I hope to encourage a feeling of self-love and acceptance. I believe that growth happens in many different areas, and I aim to help you create change that affects all aspects of your life. By working together, we can help identify your natural strengths, and learn simple ways to enhance your life and relationships, for results that are sustainable and long-term.
(619) 374-5281 View (619) 374-5281
Photo of Neda Khodaparast, Psychologist in San Diego, CA
Neda Khodaparast
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
"In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” I truly believe that people are not what happened to them. They are what they choose to become. Therapy is a safe and private space in which you are able to deepen your understanding of your capabilities and choices you can make in life. Through providing positive and feedbacks, I will assist you to acquire a healthy set of coping skills and gain more insight about your psychology. This insight will eventually “unstuck” you from repeating unhealthy behaviors by breaking old patterns and developing new ones.
"In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” I truly believe that people are not what happened to them. They are what they choose to become. Therapy is a safe and private space in which you are able to deepen your understanding of your capabilities and choices you can make in life. Through providing positive and feedbacks, I will assist you to acquire a healthy set of coping skills and gain more insight about your psychology. This insight will eventually “unstuck” you from repeating unhealthy behaviors by breaking old patterns and developing new ones.
(860) 615-9919 View (860) 615-9919
Photo of Matt Bishop, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Matt Bishop
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
I help people get unstuck, break free, find clarity, and move forward. When we work together, you will experience a space free of judgment and full of grace and understanding, you will also experience challenges to set aside behaviors that no longer serve you, and you'll be encouraged to identify with the bravest, kindest, most hopeful part of yourself. My clients often say to me with a smile, "you are harder on me than my previous therapist(s)" and my response is often the same, "It's because I believe in you." And I do! You've got a beautiful life to get on living.
I help people get unstuck, break free, find clarity, and move forward. When we work together, you will experience a space free of judgment and full of grace and understanding, you will also experience challenges to set aside behaviors that no longer serve you, and you'll be encouraged to identify with the bravest, kindest, most hopeful part of yourself. My clients often say to me with a smile, "you are harder on me than my previous therapist(s)" and my response is often the same, "It's because I believe in you." And I do! You've got a beautiful life to get on living.
(619) 637-3089 View (619) 637-3089
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Katherine L. Crusey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92119  (Online Only)
WAITLIST ONLY-Have you suffered from traumatic situation? Did you have childhood trauma, or repeated exposure to highly stressful situations? If you feel that life has been more difficult to cope with as result of adverse life events, lets work together to reduce the emotional impact of these experiences. Additionally, I work with those who are looking to address depression and anxiety, work stress, life stress, grief and loss, pet loss, self-esteem, panic disorder, burnout, women's issues, uncertainty and coping medical issues and illnesses. I am an LGBTQ+ ally. Visit my website for more info:https://cruseycare.wordpress.com
WAITLIST ONLY-Have you suffered from traumatic situation? Did you have childhood trauma, or repeated exposure to highly stressful situations? If you feel that life has been more difficult to cope with as result of adverse life events, lets work together to reduce the emotional impact of these experiences. Additionally, I work with those who are looking to address depression and anxiety, work stress, life stress, grief and loss, pet loss, self-esteem, panic disorder, burnout, women's issues, uncertainty and coping medical issues and illnesses. I am an LGBTQ+ ally. Visit my website for more info:https://cruseycare.wordpress.com
(619) 612-0632 View (619) 612-0632
Photo of Seda Gragossian, Psychologist in San Diego, CA
Seda Gragossian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
We treat depression, anxiety, and trauma. We also provide help to heal relationships both romantic and otherwise. Our approach is to address underlying issues and provide treatment that heals the person as a whole. We utilize evidence-based and self-empowering modalities and create a safe space for you to work towards gaining insight into your choices and behaviors. We guide you to set your own goals and arrive at your own solutions as we believe you have the answers and need a supportive space to see them. It takes a lot of courage and humility to ask for help and we make every effort to make your investment count.
We treat depression, anxiety, and trauma. We also provide help to heal relationships both romantic and otherwise. Our approach is to address underlying issues and provide treatment that heals the person as a whole. We utilize evidence-based and self-empowering modalities and create a safe space for you to work towards gaining insight into your choices and behaviors. We guide you to set your own goals and arrive at your own solutions as we believe you have the answers and need a supportive space to see them. It takes a lot of courage and humility to ask for help and we make every effort to make your investment count.
(858) 225-8408 View (858) 225-8408
Photo of Yvonne E. Munoz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Yvonne E. Munoz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
At some point we’ve all felt overwhelmed, confused or worried about a relationship, life decision or major choice we’ve had to make. Other times we experience sadness because what we wanted did not work out. Sometimes unfortunate things happen to us and no matter what we do, we can’t forget. We feel powerless, out of control and we can’t move on. What we all have in common is that we want to feel fully alive and connected to our loved ones and free of worry, sadness, anger and disappointment. We want to let go of the past and fully live in the present with hope and optimism for the future.
At some point we’ve all felt overwhelmed, confused or worried about a relationship, life decision or major choice we’ve had to make. Other times we experience sadness because what we wanted did not work out. Sometimes unfortunate things happen to us and no matter what we do, we can’t forget. We feel powerless, out of control and we can’t move on. What we all have in common is that we want to feel fully alive and connected to our loved ones and free of worry, sadness, anger and disappointment. We want to let go of the past and fully live in the present with hope and optimism for the future.
(619) 937-2254 View (619) 937-2254
Photo of Claire Fox, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Claire Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
I have experienced treating grief and loss, trauma, and anxiety. Additionally, I enjoying supporting clients through life changes and through relationship difficulties. Life can be challenging and we are not meant to navigate it alone; I believe that within a safe therapeutic space we can find peace, healing, and clarity in our lives. If you are in pain, feeling stuck, overwhelmed by emotions, or unsure about your relationships I invite you to reach out.
I have experienced treating grief and loss, trauma, and anxiety. Additionally, I enjoying supporting clients through life changes and through relationship difficulties. Life can be challenging and we are not meant to navigate it alone; I believe that within a safe therapeutic space we can find peace, healing, and clarity in our lives. If you are in pain, feeling stuck, overwhelmed by emotions, or unsure about your relationships I invite you to reach out.
(619) 273-3487 View (619) 273-3487
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Leslie Salas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Leslie Salas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2023. Leslie, as a first-generation Mexican American, is passionate about providing mental health support to those who are bilingual or monolingual (Spanish/English). She understands and empathizes with the challenges faced by individuals coming to the United States. Leslie offers Evidence-Based Therapy approaches such as DBT, ACT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Leslie Salas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2023. Leslie, as a first-generation Mexican American, is passionate about providing mental health support to those who are bilingual or monolingual (Spanish/English). She understands and empathizes with the challenges faced by individuals coming to the United States. Leslie offers Evidence-Based Therapy approaches such as DBT, ACT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(858) 585-4744 View (858) 585-4744
Photo of Kim Brownell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Kim Brownell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Hi! I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist with 14 years of experience on both coasts working with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, IEP/504 educational advocacy/ADHD therapy/parent coaching & running annual Teen Therapy groups. I've worked in a variety of milieus including Behavioral Health, Urgent Care, In-school Therapy, Child/Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Clinics (Rady Children’s, Bellevue Hospital, Center for Eating Disorders), & Inpatient Adult & Adolescent Units (NY State Psychiatric Institute) in addition to 6 years in Private Practice. I integrate traditional approaches w/ warm, creative, dynamic modalities.
Hi! I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist with 14 years of experience on both coasts working with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, IEP/504 educational advocacy/ADHD therapy/parent coaching & running annual Teen Therapy groups. I've worked in a variety of milieus including Behavioral Health, Urgent Care, In-school Therapy, Child/Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Clinics (Rady Children’s, Bellevue Hospital, Center for Eating Disorders), & Inpatient Adult & Adolescent Units (NY State Psychiatric Institute) in addition to 6 years in Private Practice. I integrate traditional approaches w/ warm, creative, dynamic modalities.
(760) 840-2827 x104 View (760) 840-2827 x104

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
71% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in San Diego, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% 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.