Therapists in Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA

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Katherine Pica
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Katherine Pica, LCSW
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92121
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Have you tried therapy before with no success? There is hope and you are not alone. I specialize in compassionate evidenced based therapy for Anxiety, OCD and Trauma. I am trained in ERP, CBT, EMDR and Mindfulness Skills. These are tools that we can work on together, to help you live a more fulfilled life. Therapy can help you get freedom over issues that are holding you back from your true potential and goals in life. With over 15 years of experience I can help and guide you to learn to break free from old patterns and negative thoughts to tune into our true resilience.
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Have you tried therapy before with no success? There is hope and you are not alone. I specialize in compassionate evidenced based therapy for Anxiety, OCD and Trauma. I am trained in ERP, CBT, EMDR and Mindfulness Skills. These are tools that we can work on together, to help you live a more fulfilled life. Therapy can help you get freedom over issues that are holding you back from your true potential and goals in life. With over 15 years of experience I can help and guide you to learn to break free from old patterns and negative thoughts to tune into our true resilience.
(858) 266-9613 View (858) 266-9613
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Dr. Marchita Masters
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128
From an early age, you always had to be strong. Be a good girl. Never complain. Don’t cause trouble. Now, you’re an adult with your own life, family, and problems, but you’re still hiding your feelings. You’re always there for everyone else, and yet no one is there for YOU. And now all you want to do is hide and disappear but you can’t. It doesn’t matter how sad you feel, you still have to keep a brave face. Sure, you may feel lost and empty inside, but the kids still need to get to school, work deadlines are fast approaching, and the expectations on you are as demanding as ever.
From an early age, you always had to be strong. Be a good girl. Never complain. Don’t cause trouble. Now, you’re an adult with your own life, family, and problems, but you’re still hiding your feelings. You’re always there for everyone else, and yet no one is there for YOU. And now all you want to do is hide and disappear but you can’t. It doesn’t matter how sad you feel, you still have to keep a brave face. Sure, you may feel lost and empty inside, but the kids still need to get to school, work deadlines are fast approaching, and the expectations on you are as demanding as ever.
(858) 758-1584 View (858) 758-1584
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Dr. Nava Sedaghat
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
I’m here to listen to you, and with you. Pain is inevitable, and at times we may feel trapped in our pain, leading us to feel disconnected from ourselves and the world around us. While asking for help can be hard, navigating pain alone can be even harder. I know from personal experience how scary it is to journey into the self, into the darkest parts of the psyche to face your fears. I also know how important it is to work with someone who creates a safe space and makes room for every part of you. I want every part of you to feel safe, seen, heard, and valued.
I’m here to listen to you, and with you. Pain is inevitable, and at times we may feel trapped in our pain, leading us to feel disconnected from ourselves and the world around us. While asking for help can be hard, navigating pain alone can be even harder. I know from personal experience how scary it is to journey into the self, into the darkest parts of the psyche to face your fears. I also know how important it is to work with someone who creates a safe space and makes room for every part of you. I want every part of you to feel safe, seen, heard, and valued.
(858) 208-0338 View (858) 208-0338
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Donna Marie Gold, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My practice is primarily devoted to working with young women and trauma victims. However, I see others also. Therapy can help us express our feelings, learn new skills, and help us find effective solutions to issues we face. In a confidential environment, I strive to create an atmosphere that is safe, nurturing and supportive. My work with young women is focused on supporting them on their journey through adolescents into womanhood, which is a road well-traveled, but not always gracefully. I am well trained in helping young women experiencing difficulties in their school, family and/or social lives.
My practice is primarily devoted to working with young women and trauma victims. However, I see others also. Therapy can help us express our feelings, learn new skills, and help us find effective solutions to issues we face. In a confidential environment, I strive to create an atmosphere that is safe, nurturing and supportive. My work with young women is focused on supporting them on their journey through adolescents into womanhood, which is a road well-traveled, but not always gracefully. I am well trained in helping young women experiencing difficulties in their school, family and/or social lives.
(858) 683-0934 View (858) 683-0934
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Martin Deza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92150  (Online Only)
Hello I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have worked in the field since 2011. I grew up in the San Diego area and have worked in a variety of clinical setting in my local community. I obtained my Baccalaureate Degree in Cognitive Psychology from University of California Irvine and my Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from University of San Diego.
Hello I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have worked in the field since 2011. I grew up in the San Diego area and have worked in a variety of clinical setting in my local community. I obtained my Baccalaureate Degree in Cognitive Psychology from University of California Irvine and my Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from University of San Diego.
(760) 795-9698 View (760) 795-9698
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Ayah Beiruti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128
Healing is an integral part of our journeys, and everyone deserves to live with a sense of peace & purpose. Yet many find it difficult to reflect on whether they are living in alignment with themselves and what they truly value. I have worked alongside individuals from all walks of life navigating through addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and various life transitions. I also help adults and couples navigate through their journeys of infertility, pregnancy, adoption, and fostering. I would love to meet you, learn about you, and walk this journey with you as you find your path towards healing through peace & purpose.
Healing is an integral part of our journeys, and everyone deserves to live with a sense of peace & purpose. Yet many find it difficult to reflect on whether they are living in alignment with themselves and what they truly value. I have worked alongside individuals from all walks of life navigating through addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and various life transitions. I also help adults and couples navigate through their journeys of infertility, pregnancy, adoption, and fostering. I would love to meet you, learn about you, and walk this journey with you as you find your path towards healing through peace & purpose.
(442) 233-3205 View (442) 233-3205
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Walter Lathy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128
I have practiced psychotherapy successfully for forty-five years in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospital and free-standing in- and out-patient residential treatment facilities and industry-based (Employee Assistance Program) settings. I have treated individuals with Anxiety, Depression, substance-use disorders, personal and carrier development, personality disorders and situational difficulties. I specialize in growth-promoting individual psychotherapy. My orientation is Assimilative-Integrative, drawing on major psychotherapy systems to adopt adapt my approach to achieve the individuals therapeutic goals.
I have practiced psychotherapy successfully for forty-five years in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospital and free-standing in- and out-patient residential treatment facilities and industry-based (Employee Assistance Program) settings. I have treated individuals with Anxiety, Depression, substance-use disorders, personal and carrier development, personality disorders and situational difficulties. I specialize in growth-promoting individual psychotherapy. My orientation is Assimilative-Integrative, drawing on major psychotherapy systems to adopt adapt my approach to achieve the individuals therapeutic goals.
(858) 758-4361 View (858) 758-4361
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Dustin Adler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
Are you waking up already consumed by stress, anxiety, and feeling exhausted? Or each day starts off heavy with the burden of an overwhelming life? Whether you’re feeling totally hopeless, the darkness of depression has overtaken you, you have lost your sense of purpose, or are deflated in your career or your relationship, I CAN help. Together, we’ll get to the root of where your pain comes from, learn what truly drives you, and discover parts of your identity that have long disappeared. You’ll learn tools to get out of your own way, stop judging yourself, and break free from the painful cycles that you have been stuck in.
Are you waking up already consumed by stress, anxiety, and feeling exhausted? Or each day starts off heavy with the burden of an overwhelming life? Whether you’re feeling totally hopeless, the darkness of depression has overtaken you, you have lost your sense of purpose, or are deflated in your career or your relationship, I CAN help. Together, we’ll get to the root of where your pain comes from, learn what truly drives you, and discover parts of your identity that have long disappeared. You’ll learn tools to get out of your own way, stop judging yourself, and break free from the painful cycles that you have been stuck in.
(442) 218-3142 View (442) 218-3142
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Rose Corzine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128
Hi. I’m Rose Corzine, LCSW. I’m a Child and Family therapist with years of experience. My passion is working with children and families in order to restore harmony in the home. When you are struggling in making a meaningful emotional connection with your child or spouse, it may be time to seek assistance. I offer parent consultations and individual child therapy, 8 years and up, and family therapy. Building healthy relationships with the families I work with allows me to understand their family system better and utilize current strengths to build and repair broken relationships and restore positive functioning.
Hi. I’m Rose Corzine, LCSW. I’m a Child and Family therapist with years of experience. My passion is working with children and families in order to restore harmony in the home. When you are struggling in making a meaningful emotional connection with your child or spouse, it may be time to seek assistance. I offer parent consultations and individual child therapy, 8 years and up, and family therapy. Building healthy relationships with the families I work with allows me to understand their family system better and utilize current strengths to build and repair broken relationships and restore positive functioning.
(858) 221-9039 View (858) 221-9039
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Laura Wilhoit
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Dr. Laura Wilhoit and I offer virtual therapy throughout the state of California. In my 12+ years of experience, I have worked with a variety of people, including those struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and substance use. Outside of depression and anxiety, one of my current areas of focus is helping people as they adjust to parenting challenges, including postpartum depression. I am certified through the Perinatal Mental Health Certification program (PMH-C) to help parents. As a mother of 3 children myself, I know that parenting can be challenging and parents often aren't given sufficient support.
Hello! My name is Dr. Laura Wilhoit and I offer virtual therapy throughout the state of California. In my 12+ years of experience, I have worked with a variety of people, including those struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and substance use. Outside of depression and anxiety, one of my current areas of focus is helping people as they adjust to parenting challenges, including postpartum depression. I am certified through the Perinatal Mental Health Certification program (PMH-C) to help parents. As a mother of 3 children myself, I know that parenting can be challenging and parents often aren't given sufficient support.
(858) 422-4146 View (858) 422-4146
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Kristen Kirby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128
Hi, I'm Kristy Kirby, a Licensed Marriage; Family Therapist in CA. I primarily use Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy working with adults, and I specialize in Anxiety Disorders and Depression, as well as helping to improve self-esteem and relationships. I hope to provide a comfortable and safe environment where we can partner together. I range from client-centered to a more direct approach at times. I will often assign homework to give my clients something to think about or work on in between sessions.
Hi, I'm Kristy Kirby, a Licensed Marriage; Family Therapist in CA. I primarily use Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy working with adults, and I specialize in Anxiety Disorders and Depression, as well as helping to improve self-esteem and relationships. I hope to provide a comfortable and safe environment where we can partner together. I range from client-centered to a more direct approach at times. I will often assign homework to give my clients something to think about or work on in between sessions.
(858) 808-2343 View (858) 808-2343
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Watha Dubonnet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128
Hi. My name is Watha Dubonnet. In addition to being a Marriage and Family Therapist for thirty-plus years, I have raised three kids, been worked over by a two-year-old, and survived their teenage years. I fell in love with my Grandson, forgot how to say no, but he grew up in spite of me anyway. Life throws all kinds of fastballs at us sometimes and I am here to help. You are not alone. I generally work with clients who are seeking help, safety, and understanding of their current situation.
Hi. My name is Watha Dubonnet. In addition to being a Marriage and Family Therapist for thirty-plus years, I have raised three kids, been worked over by a two-year-old, and survived their teenage years. I fell in love with my Grandson, forgot how to say no, but he grew up in spite of me anyway. Life throws all kinds of fastballs at us sometimes and I am here to help. You are not alone. I generally work with clients who are seeking help, safety, and understanding of their current situation.
(858) 842-5520 View (858) 842-5520
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Dr. Jodi Stanley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128
I am genuinely passionate about supporting people through stressful life experiences to live healthier, happier lives. I help couples and families overcome disconnection to rebuild and strengthen their closeness. I also specialize in treating individuals, including, children, adolescents, and adults, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, and low self-esteem. I work collaboratively with clients to enhance quality of life by combining insight, emotional exploration, and direction. I provide neutral support, guidance, and relief to develop healthy ways of coping, to expand inner growth, and to restore relational bonds.
I am genuinely passionate about supporting people through stressful life experiences to live healthier, happier lives. I help couples and families overcome disconnection to rebuild and strengthen their closeness. I also specialize in treating individuals, including, children, adolescents, and adults, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, and low self-esteem. I work collaboratively with clients to enhance quality of life by combining insight, emotional exploration, and direction. I provide neutral support, guidance, and relief to develop healthy ways of coping, to expand inner growth, and to restore relational bonds.
(619) 452-3863 View (619) 452-3863
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Well and Sound Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
Are you feeling weary or tired? Are you hoping to step forward with your life? Welcome, you just made your first step to start the journey of overcoming the barriers that prevent you from living a productive and fruitful life. Well and Sound Center consists of a group of professionals from psychologist, LMFT. We work with clients on individual needs, couples issues, and family challenges. Services are offered in English and Mandarin. Please contact us today to learn more about the services.
Are you feeling weary or tired? Are you hoping to step forward with your life? Welcome, you just made your first step to start the journey of overcoming the barriers that prevent you from living a productive and fruitful life. Well and Sound Center consists of a group of professionals from psychologist, LMFT. We work with clients on individual needs, couples issues, and family challenges. Services are offered in English and Mandarin. Please contact us today to learn more about the services.
(858) 923-5105 View (858) 923-5105
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Gabrielle Loomis-Annett
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LISAC, LPCC, EMDR, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92150  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with women who have recently experienced a traumatic event and help them return to a sense of normal. I also work with women who have experienced traumas in the distant past but who have been feeling chronically anxious, depressed, out of control and/or hopeless. Perhaps you cannot remember the last time you did not feel anxious or depressed. Or perhaps your body being in stress for so many years has created health issues. Or perhaps you have turned to compulsive behaviors to escape or numb the pain such as over drinking, over eating, perfectionism, codependency, dieting, binge watching TV and more.
I work with women who have recently experienced a traumatic event and help them return to a sense of normal. I also work with women who have experienced traumas in the distant past but who have been feeling chronically anxious, depressed, out of control and/or hopeless. Perhaps you cannot remember the last time you did not feel anxious or depressed. Or perhaps your body being in stress for so many years has created health issues. Or perhaps you have turned to compulsive behaviors to escape or numb the pain such as over drinking, over eating, perfectionism, codependency, dieting, binge watching TV and more.
(760) 209-6244 View (760) 209-6244
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Lauren Thibodeau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128
Lauren treats adults, couples, families, and adolescents, and is especially passionate in providing resources and care to the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. She works with various clients, and while trained in a range of treatment types, she strives to tailor her therapeutic approach to each person and their unique, individual needs.
Lauren treats adults, couples, families, and adolescents, and is especially passionate in providing resources and care to the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. She works with various clients, and while trained in a range of treatment types, she strives to tailor her therapeutic approach to each person and their unique, individual needs.
(657) 214-7701 View (657) 214-7701
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Barbara Bisio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92150  (Online Only)
People who seek therapy are already in a position to feel better simply because they have taken that first step to ask for help. My experience as a psychotherapist for couples and adult individuals has included individuals with weight issues, health and fitness behaviors, stress management, relationship problems, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. My approach emphasizes self-awareness and self-care as I help individuals find and maximize their strengths to help them cope with life stressors.
People who seek therapy are already in a position to feel better simply because they have taken that first step to ask for help. My experience as a psychotherapist for couples and adult individuals has included individuals with weight issues, health and fitness behaviors, stress management, relationship problems, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. My approach emphasizes self-awareness and self-care as I help individuals find and maximize their strengths to help them cope with life stressors.
(858) 914-2825 View (858) 914-2825
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Maria Flockhart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
Hi & Hola! I'm MJ. Are you ready to overcome obstacles and barriers to happiness. I can help you! I understand that many times, even though we want to feel happy and achieve goals such as loosing weight, or finding the right partner, or a great job, we struggle in achieving these dreams because of our mental health state. It's ok! I get it! If you're ready, however, to live a fully, joyful life I can help you identify and overcome some of those mental health barriers that are not allowing you to live life to the fullest. You deserve a great life! And I can help you get it!
Hi & Hola! I'm MJ. Are you ready to overcome obstacles and barriers to happiness. I can help you! I understand that many times, even though we want to feel happy and achieve goals such as loosing weight, or finding the right partner, or a great job, we struggle in achieving these dreams because of our mental health state. It's ok! I get it! If you're ready, however, to live a fully, joyful life I can help you identify and overcome some of those mental health barriers that are not allowing you to live life to the fullest. You deserve a great life! And I can help you get it!
(858) 901-7350 View (858) 901-7350
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Preston Lee Herdt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
Do you struggle showing up for yourself? Life can be challenging at any age, whether you are facing the normal adjustments of adolescence, such as building your self-esteem or working to develop a sense of personal identity, struggling to express your wants and needs, or making sense of how to navigate your relationships with family members or romantic partners. Perhaps you’re a new father, adjusting to the rapidly changing dynamics of your family life. Do you find yourself feeling unable to “get it right”, or having trouble showing up for your partner?
Do you struggle showing up for yourself? Life can be challenging at any age, whether you are facing the normal adjustments of adolescence, such as building your self-esteem or working to develop a sense of personal identity, struggling to express your wants and needs, or making sense of how to navigate your relationships with family members or romantic partners. Perhaps you’re a new father, adjusting to the rapidly changing dynamics of your family life. Do you find yourself feeling unable to “get it right”, or having trouble showing up for your partner?
(619) 932-5003 View (619) 932-5003
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Julie Olson PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
I'm so glad you are here! Assisting people to find strength through adversity is a joy for me. You can find help to reduce the fear of COVID-19 & Covid fatigue, too. Doing online therapy during this time is perfect. julieolsonphd.com/OnlineTherapy.en.html My goal is to help you to move your life forward toward your dreams and away from emotional pain & conflict. I am an anti-racist. I am known to be attentive, active, calm, peaceful, inspiring, challenging, and fun. I give you suggestions, tips, and skills to cope and grow. Work with me online on ZOOM.
I'm so glad you are here! Assisting people to find strength through adversity is a joy for me. You can find help to reduce the fear of COVID-19 & Covid fatigue, too. Doing online therapy during this time is perfect. julieolsonphd.com/OnlineTherapy.en.html My goal is to help you to move your life forward toward your dreams and away from emotional pain & conflict. I am an anti-racist. I am known to be attentive, active, calm, peaceful, inspiring, challenging, and fun. I give you suggestions, tips, and skills to cope and grow. Work with me online on ZOOM.
(949) 229-1138 View (949) 229-1138

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Number of Therapists in Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
97% Depression
84% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Optum
86% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

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How can I find a therapist in Carmel Mountain, San Diego?

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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.