Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Photo of Melinda Sabetzadeh, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Melinda Sabetzadeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92154
Everyone will experience difficulty or change at some point in their life. I want to help you through those times by providing a supportive, warm, and safe atmosphere in which clients will feel comfortable developing new skills and letting go of negative behaviors that no longer serve them. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist that has experience in working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families. I have worked with clients from the youngest age of four to the oldest generation of eighty-seven.
Everyone will experience difficulty or change at some point in their life. I want to help you through those times by providing a supportive, warm, and safe atmosphere in which clients will feel comfortable developing new skills and letting go of negative behaviors that no longer serve them. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist that has experience in working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families. I have worked with clients from the youngest age of four to the oldest generation of eighty-seven.
(619) 568-2205 View (619) 568-2205
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Davida Price -Rhythm And Resolve Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MT-BC, CCTP-II
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
You are so brave right now. Trying to find someone who can support you in living your best life can be hard. I hope I can help. You may be feeling lonely, frustrated, sad, lost, and on edge. It may be because of the past, something recent, or something you’re fearful of in the future. Whatever the case, you are struggling to be who you want to be. You want to see your potential, but there's all this stuff in the way. Let's clear the stuff, heal the pain, find your potential, and get you balanced and aligned with the true you.
You are so brave right now. Trying to find someone who can support you in living your best life can be hard. I hope I can help. You may be feeling lonely, frustrated, sad, lost, and on edge. It may be because of the past, something recent, or something you’re fearful of in the future. Whatever the case, you are struggling to be who you want to be. You want to see your potential, but there's all this stuff in the way. Let's clear the stuff, heal the pain, find your potential, and get you balanced and aligned with the true you.
(619) 937-2918 View (619) 937-2918
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Kimberly Nenemay
Psychologist, PsyD
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92106  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, I believe that establishing a good working relationship with my client is first and foremost. I will support and challenge you to address your concerns, such as relationship difficulties, work-life balance struggles, or chronic anxiety or depression. In order to facilitate a meaningful change, I utilize a holistic/integrated approach when working with my clients. Meaning, I believe that change happens not only when your mind is the focus of treatment and change, but also the body. Therefore, I offer the option of sessions that focuses on the mind-body connection or traditional talk therapy.
As a psychologist, I believe that establishing a good working relationship with my client is first and foremost. I will support and challenge you to address your concerns, such as relationship difficulties, work-life balance struggles, or chronic anxiety or depression. In order to facilitate a meaningful change, I utilize a holistic/integrated approach when working with my clients. Meaning, I believe that change happens not only when your mind is the focus of treatment and change, but also the body. Therefore, I offer the option of sessions that focuses on the mind-body connection or traditional talk therapy.
(619) 345-6745 View (619) 345-6745
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Jennifer Jean James
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I have experience in working with adults who have been experiencing depression and anxiety. I also have experience working with trauma and Intimate Partner Violence.
As a therapist, I have experience in working with adults who have been experiencing depression and anxiety. I also have experience working with trauma and Intimate Partner Violence.
(619) 738-6751 View (619) 738-6751
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Jacqueline Miranda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92105
Hello! My name is Jacqueline Miranda, I'm an LMFT and I have been working in the field 8 years. Some of my areas of focus include working with couples, individuals, and children utilizing a trauma informed approach. I primarily work with children, and I am also comfortable working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. My approach tends to be person centered, trauma focused, and humanistic.
Hello! My name is Jacqueline Miranda, I'm an LMFT and I have been working in the field 8 years. Some of my areas of focus include working with couples, individuals, and children utilizing a trauma informed approach. I primarily work with children, and I am also comfortable working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. My approach tends to be person centered, trauma focused, and humanistic.
(858) 463-6719 View (858) 463-6719
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Melee K Pal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
My clinical experience includes providing individual, family, and group therapy to individuals across the lifespan and with varying cultural backgrounds and presenting concerns. I have experience in working within varying levels of care within the hospital system as well as private outpatient practice. My research background has focused upon multicultural/acculturation issues, bicultural identity development, and utilizing integrative approaches to maintaining wellness. My years of experience and training allow me to utilize evidence based treatments in the treatment of health related conditions, mood disorders, and trauma.
My clinical experience includes providing individual, family, and group therapy to individuals across the lifespan and with varying cultural backgrounds and presenting concerns. I have experience in working within varying levels of care within the hospital system as well as private outpatient practice. My research background has focused upon multicultural/acculturation issues, bicultural identity development, and utilizing integrative approaches to maintaining wellness. My years of experience and training allow me to utilize evidence based treatments in the treatment of health related conditions, mood disorders, and trauma.
(442) 300-9395 View (442) 300-9395
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Rose Bloomberg-Rissman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Are you struggling emotionally during the process of trying to build your family? Has the experience of trying to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and become a parent been much harder or more complicated than you expected? This is so common, and so difficult to talk about. The grief, loss, frustration, anger, and deep sadness can be hard to navigate. I can help. Sometimes life is hard for reasons we can't identify, or we can identify but don't know how to change. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or struggling to adjust to changes in your life, let's work together to find a way back to balance and peace.
Are you struggling emotionally during the process of trying to build your family? Has the experience of trying to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and become a parent been much harder or more complicated than you expected? This is so common, and so difficult to talk about. The grief, loss, frustration, anger, and deep sadness can be hard to navigate. I can help. Sometimes life is hard for reasons we can't identify, or we can identify but don't know how to change. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or struggling to adjust to changes in your life, let's work together to find a way back to balance and peace.
(619) 650-6363 View (619) 650-6363
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Suzanne Hampton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I have been in constant awe of the courage and strength it takes to seek help and do the difficult work to illicit positive change, and I try to work intentionally to provide a supportive and safe space for you to explore your authentic thoughts and feelings. Over the years, (18 yrs :0) I've had the pleasure of working with multiple populations in various settings and have found that all people are unique; however, all want to be heard and respected.
I have been in constant awe of the courage and strength it takes to seek help and do the difficult work to illicit positive change, and I try to work intentionally to provide a supportive and safe space for you to explore your authentic thoughts and feelings. Over the years, (18 yrs :0) I've had the pleasure of working with multiple populations in various settings and have found that all people are unique; however, all want to be heard and respected.
(619) 332-5242 View (619) 332-5242
Photo of Jaina Sarkisyan, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Jaina Sarkisyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92126
Let me be part of your journey in this brutiful life. As Glennon Doyle Melton says "Life is brutal. But it is also beautiful. Life's brutal and beautiful woven together so tightly they cannot be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. Life is Bruitiful." Jaina is an experienced licensed clinician with 17 years of experience providing exceptional clinical care to adults, couples and families. Jaina has many years of experience working w/law enforcement, military, veterans and their families. Additionally, working with individuals with life transition issues, Polyamory, anxiety, depression, sexual assault & other issues
Let me be part of your journey in this brutiful life. As Glennon Doyle Melton says "Life is brutal. But it is also beautiful. Life's brutal and beautiful woven together so tightly they cannot be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. Life is Bruitiful." Jaina is an experienced licensed clinician with 17 years of experience providing exceptional clinical care to adults, couples and families. Jaina has many years of experience working w/law enforcement, military, veterans and their families. Additionally, working with individuals with life transition issues, Polyamory, anxiety, depression, sexual assault & other issues
(858) 227-6212 View (858) 227-6212
Photo of Megan Hamilton - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, Pre-Licensed Professional in San Diego, CA
Megan Hamilton - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC, AMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
(619) 787-6676 View (619) 787-6676
Photo of Elizabeth Donahue Marucheau, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Elizabeth Donahue Marucheau, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
I have operated my private practice since 1991 and have 30 years of experience working in a wide variety of mental health settings. My approach works to eliminate symptoms that can interfere with living a life that is worth celebrating. My work is grounded in neuroscience principles, developmental theories, attachment theory, and polyvagal theory.
I have operated my private practice since 1991 and have 30 years of experience working in a wide variety of mental health settings. My approach works to eliminate symptoms that can interfere with living a life that is worth celebrating. My work is grounded in neuroscience principles, developmental theories, attachment theory, and polyvagal theory.
(619) 567-4688 View (619) 567-4688
Photo of Audra Linn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Audra Linn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and young adults. My practice is also LGBTQ+ competent and psychosis- and neurodiversity-friendly. Trauma work is my first love and my entire practice is trauma-informed. Trauma can be overcome with persistence and self-compassion. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the US and my passion for treating it comes from both clinical and lived experience. My specialty in treating bipolar disorder developed from seeing a need for clinicians who are both competent and unafraid. Bipolar can be treated with a combination of medication, therapy, and hope.
I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and young adults. My practice is also LGBTQ+ competent and psychosis- and neurodiversity-friendly. Trauma work is my first love and my entire practice is trauma-informed. Trauma can be overcome with persistence and self-compassion. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the US and my passion for treating it comes from both clinical and lived experience. My specialty in treating bipolar disorder developed from seeing a need for clinicians who are both competent and unafraid. Bipolar can be treated with a combination of medication, therapy, and hope.
(858) 682-2384 View (858) 682-2384
Photo of Joseph Severino, Psychologist in San Diego, CA
Joseph Severino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
(619) 458-3919 View (619) 458-3919
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Dr. Tara Shuman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
As a psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I work collaboratively with clients and provide a nonjudgmental and nurturing space for clients to explore their challenges and overcome their struggles. I aim to assist my clients in learning skills and strategies that they can use to increase happiness and fulfillment in their lives. I am dedicated to identifying, understanding and treating the core issues that impact clients and lead to depression, anxiety and relationship dissatisfaction. I utilize trauma informed treatments to help clients cope with difficult past experiences and work toward healthier futures.
As a psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I work collaboratively with clients and provide a nonjudgmental and nurturing space for clients to explore their challenges and overcome their struggles. I aim to assist my clients in learning skills and strategies that they can use to increase happiness and fulfillment in their lives. I am dedicated to identifying, understanding and treating the core issues that impact clients and lead to depression, anxiety and relationship dissatisfaction. I utilize trauma informed treatments to help clients cope with difficult past experiences and work toward healthier futures.
(858) 264-2005 View (858) 264-2005
Photo of Lorrie Frost - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA
Lorrie Frost - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
(619) 787-6676 View (619) 787-6676
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Miranda Millican, Autism and PDA Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome! I work with autistic people and those who love them! I have personal experience in this area, I am a neurodivergent (ADHD/Autistic PDA profile) therapist who is a parent to a "neurospicy" autistic/PDA chid. PDA is pathological demand avoidance, or as I like to call it “persistent drive for autonomy.” I work with teens, adults and couples/polycules around autism, PDA and ADHD. I work from a neurodiversity affirming lens, meaning I don't believe autism needs to be treated, rather understood and affirmed. I believe neurotypes are differences and not disorders and stand against autism "treatments" such as ABA.
Welcome! I work with autistic people and those who love them! I have personal experience in this area, I am a neurodivergent (ADHD/Autistic PDA profile) therapist who is a parent to a "neurospicy" autistic/PDA chid. PDA is pathological demand avoidance, or as I like to call it “persistent drive for autonomy.” I work with teens, adults and couples/polycules around autism, PDA and ADHD. I work from a neurodiversity affirming lens, meaning I don't believe autism needs to be treated, rather understood and affirmed. I believe neurotypes are differences and not disorders and stand against autism "treatments" such as ABA.
(619) 853-2637 View (619) 853-2637
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The Center for Men's Excellence
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
We have immediate openings and will respond to you within one business day! The skilled psychologists at CME treat men, women, fathers, couples, families and children. CME clinicians provide structured, scientifically-supported psychological support designed to give clients the tools they need to better manage their issues and to thrive long-term. We specialize in issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, social and relationship concerns, sleep troubles, a history of trauma, substance use/addiction, fatherhood, life transitions, medical conditions, and sexual difficulties.
We have immediate openings and will respond to you within one business day! The skilled psychologists at CME treat men, women, fathers, couples, families and children. CME clinicians provide structured, scientifically-supported psychological support designed to give clients the tools they need to better manage their issues and to thrive long-term. We specialize in issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, social and relationship concerns, sleep troubles, a history of trauma, substance use/addiction, fatherhood, life transitions, medical conditions, and sexual difficulties.
(858) 256-7559 View (858) 256-7559
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Rita Diaz
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Hi, my name is Rita Diaz and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. In your sessions, I would like for you to speak freely, share your experiences, and gain an understanding of yourself. I believe I can help guide you through your concerns to meet your goals. I have experience working with children, teens, and young adults, but am open to working with older adults as well. The majority of my clients have had history of trauma, court dependency, or co-dependency concerns. I believe you are your own expert of yourself.
Hi, my name is Rita Diaz and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. In your sessions, I would like for you to speak freely, share your experiences, and gain an understanding of yourself. I believe I can help guide you through your concerns to meet your goals. I have experience working with children, teens, and young adults, but am open to working with older adults as well. The majority of my clients have had history of trauma, court dependency, or co-dependency concerns. I believe you are your own expert of yourself.
(619) 655-3657 View (619) 655-3657
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Negar Nazari
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92126  (Online Only)
We have immediate telehealth availability! Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental, utilizing a caring and collaborative approach to help you feel heard, supported, and empowered.
We have immediate telehealth availability! Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental, utilizing a caring and collaborative approach to help you feel heard, supported, and empowered.
(619) 391-0174 View (619) 391-0174
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Seth M Gans
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92128
It’s okay to not be okay. We all need help sometimes. If you're experiencing family conflict, I can help you connect with your child in ways that will foster healthy attachment and improve your communication. If your family is going through a divorce, I can help your child navigate that difficult life transition. If your child is acting out at school or at home, I can help them learn to express themself in healthier ways, as well as provide you with parenting strategies to decrease unwanted behaviors. If your child is struggling socially, I can help them improve their social skills so that they no longer feel isolated.
It’s okay to not be okay. We all need help sometimes. If you're experiencing family conflict, I can help you connect with your child in ways that will foster healthy attachment and improve your communication. If your family is going through a divorce, I can help your child navigate that difficult life transition. If your child is acting out at school or at home, I can help them learn to express themself in healthier ways, as well as provide you with parenting strategies to decrease unwanted behaviors. If your child is struggling socially, I can help them improve their social skills so that they no longer feel isolated.
(858) 422-3925 View (858) 422-3925

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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
72% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in San Diego, CA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% 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.

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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.