Therapists in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA

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Carolyn Rhoades
Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
Distressing thoughts and memories can keep us feeling like we are stranded in the past. Every time we have tried to dig ourselves out, shame, guilt, and overwhelming thoughts keep us feeling stuck. These feelings and thoughts can feel so isolating and exhausting. Traumatic experiences can have a detrimental impact on how individuals cope with stress and regulate emotions. I understand that at various times in our lives we endure situations that can cause distress, leading to unhealthy behaviors and patterns. We can feel completely lost in figuring out how to proceed and it can feel daunting to reach out for support.
Distressing thoughts and memories can keep us feeling like we are stranded in the past. Every time we have tried to dig ourselves out, shame, guilt, and overwhelming thoughts keep us feeling stuck. These feelings and thoughts can feel so isolating and exhausting. Traumatic experiences can have a detrimental impact on how individuals cope with stress and regulate emotions. I understand that at various times in our lives we endure situations that can cause distress, leading to unhealthy behaviors and patterns. We can feel completely lost in figuring out how to proceed and it can feel daunting to reach out for support.
(858) 358-7780 View (858) 358-7780
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Jordy Travis
MA, ACC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
I provide coaching services to teens, young adults and their families who struggle with ADHD and executive function skills. Challenges include, but are not limited to organization, time-management, prioritization, study skills, social skills and planning. During the coaching process, we pinpoint goals and dreams and uncover underlying issues that are holding them back. Together, we work on developing tools, skills and strategies in order for clients to reach their goals and lead a more fulfilling life.
I provide coaching services to teens, young adults and their families who struggle with ADHD and executive function skills. Challenges include, but are not limited to organization, time-management, prioritization, study skills, social skills and planning. During the coaching process, we pinpoint goals and dreams and uncover underlying issues that are holding them back. Together, we work on developing tools, skills and strategies in order for clients to reach their goals and lead a more fulfilling life.
(858) 264-0725 View (858) 264-0725
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Annemarie Dillon-Chi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Annemarie and I would love to be your guide on your journey toward peace and self-discovery. Seeking support is such a huge step and often times a difficult one to take. But here you are! Now that the difficult part is behind you, let's talk about how I can help.
Welcome! I'm Annemarie and I would love to be your guide on your journey toward peace and self-discovery. Seeking support is such a huge step and often times a difficult one to take. But here you are! Now that the difficult part is behind you, let's talk about how I can help.
(858) 544-1507 View (858) 544-1507
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Sarah Ann Siler
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
We all experience life in different ways and that creates our bodies, minds, emotions, spirits, and all that encompasses us. Some of these experiences have incredibly positive impacts on us that we do not want to let go of and some are negatively impacting us in ways that keep us from living the lives we want to create. If you're wanting to work with someone who can support you with understanding, processing and decreasing negative impacts in your relationships due to addiction, LGBTQAI+, bullying, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, caregiver fatigue, PTSD, relationships/communication, and shame, I'm here. Let's do this together!
We all experience life in different ways and that creates our bodies, minds, emotions, spirits, and all that encompasses us. Some of these experiences have incredibly positive impacts on us that we do not want to let go of and some are negatively impacting us in ways that keep us from living the lives we want to create. If you're wanting to work with someone who can support you with understanding, processing and decreasing negative impacts in your relationships due to addiction, LGBTQAI+, bullying, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, caregiver fatigue, PTSD, relationships/communication, and shame, I'm here. Let's do this together!
(858) 295-8169 View (858) 295-8169
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April Emerson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
Have you ever made a connection with someone where you felt like you are the only person in the whole world and that person takes the time to listen to what matters to your heart? As a therapist I believe the space I hold for others is a very sacred space. It is a place where you can let your guard down, be vulnerable and find the motivation to push yourself to spaces and surpass limitations of the past. My goal is to help you find healing to what capacity feels right for you. Together we will develop a treatment plan and goals that can alleviate symptoms that can be impacting your day to day life. Are you ready for change?
Have you ever made a connection with someone where you felt like you are the only person in the whole world and that person takes the time to listen to what matters to your heart? As a therapist I believe the space I hold for others is a very sacred space. It is a place where you can let your guard down, be vulnerable and find the motivation to push yourself to spaces and surpass limitations of the past. My goal is to help you find healing to what capacity feels right for you. Together we will develop a treatment plan and goals that can alleviate symptoms that can be impacting your day to day life. Are you ready for change?
(858) 358-5442 View (858) 358-5442
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Gregory Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
Specialized therapy for teens and young adults: Are you the parent of a teenager who is having problems at school, with friends, and/or issues at home? Are you a college student or young adult dealing with issues relating to school, work, relationships, and/or family? I come to therapy with years of corporate business experience and my therapeutic background includes working as a mental health therapist at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, CA, teaching the Heart to Heart seminar at Stanford Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, and training at the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View, CA.
Specialized therapy for teens and young adults: Are you the parent of a teenager who is having problems at school, with friends, and/or issues at home? Are you a college student or young adult dealing with issues relating to school, work, relationships, and/or family? I come to therapy with years of corporate business experience and my therapeutic background includes working as a mental health therapist at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, CA, teaching the Heart to Heart seminar at Stanford Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, and training at the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View, CA.
(858) 333-4454 View (858) 333-4454
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Pedro B. Ostrosky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
Bilingual (Spanish & English) services– Life can be difficult sometimes, when we experience anxiety, stress, sadness, and continuous disappointment or failure. Sometimes we manage to overcome them and other times we get used to living with those difficult emotions and negative thoughts, which negatively impact the way we perceive ourselves and the world. It shouldn't be like this! Suffering is inherent to life, however, it should not be greater than growth and satisfaction.
Bilingual (Spanish & English) services– Life can be difficult sometimes, when we experience anxiety, stress, sadness, and continuous disappointment or failure. Sometimes we manage to overcome them and other times we get used to living with those difficult emotions and negative thoughts, which negatively impact the way we perceive ourselves and the world. It shouldn't be like this! Suffering is inherent to life, however, it should not be greater than growth and satisfaction.
(619) 439-1758 View (619) 439-1758
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Dr. Linda Williams
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in evidence-based therapy and psychological testing, with over 20 years of experience. Throughout our lifespan, we may experience anxious or depressive symptoms, losses, changes in our bodies, traumatic life events, and uncertainty distress. In our work together, I will provide diagnostic clarity around the symptoms you are experiencing, and together, we will build a foundation of daily practices and introduce evidence-based tools essential to achieving and maintaining good and even optimal mental health.
Welcome! I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in evidence-based therapy and psychological testing, with over 20 years of experience. Throughout our lifespan, we may experience anxious or depressive symptoms, losses, changes in our bodies, traumatic life events, and uncertainty distress. In our work together, I will provide diagnostic clarity around the symptoms you are experiencing, and together, we will build a foundation of daily practices and introduce evidence-based tools essential to achieving and maintaining good and even optimal mental health.
(858) 358-4423 View (858) 358-4423
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Karrie Pehle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
Hello! My name is Karrie Pehle and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Modesto, California I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I have a Masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology and have been working as a therapist since 1998. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, relational issues, and relational trauma. My strongest intention is to provide a safe space for clients to turn towards themselves while in a supportive therapeutic relationship to recognize, allow, accept, and explore their inner world including thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and spirit.
Hello! My name is Karrie Pehle and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Modesto, California I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I have a Masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology and have been working as a therapist since 1998. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, relational issues, and relational trauma. My strongest intention is to provide a safe space for clients to turn towards themselves while in a supportive therapeutic relationship to recognize, allow, accept, and explore their inner world including thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and spirit.
(619) 547-1752 View (619) 547-1752
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Rebecca Kenyon
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Helping moms, working moms, and couples using proven tools and strategies, I assist you to remain present and focus on the vision you have for your family and your relationship. Tools such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be adapted to your specific needs. As you apply these tools, you will become more mindful of the blocks that keep you from embracing your role as a mom and interfere with your relationships. You will no longer feel like you’re teetering on the edge of a meltdown. You can gain greater confidence that you can adapt with each new stage in your family.
Helping moms, working moms, and couples using proven tools and strategies, I assist you to remain present and focus on the vision you have for your family and your relationship. Tools such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be adapted to your specific needs. As you apply these tools, you will become more mindful of the blocks that keep you from embracing your role as a mom and interfere with your relationships. You will no longer feel like you’re teetering on the edge of a meltdown. You can gain greater confidence that you can adapt with each new stage in your family.
(858) 244-9524 View (858) 244-9524
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Cynthia Edgerly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
I earned a M.S.W. from Boston University in 1991, and I am licensed as an independent practitioner in both California and Massachusetts. Additionally, I am certified in Co-Parenting Mediation. I have decades of professional, volunteer, and life experience in treating the mental health needs of individuals and families across a wide variety of settings, including schools, outpatient clinics, developmental services, healthcare, and private practice. My special areas of focus include anxiety and depression, parenting issues, family systems, relationships, developmental issues, medically involved children, and aging.
I earned a M.S.W. from Boston University in 1991, and I am licensed as an independent practitioner in both California and Massachusetts. Additionally, I am certified in Co-Parenting Mediation. I have decades of professional, volunteer, and life experience in treating the mental health needs of individuals and families across a wide variety of settings, including schools, outpatient clinics, developmental services, healthcare, and private practice. My special areas of focus include anxiety and depression, parenting issues, family systems, relationships, developmental issues, medically involved children, and aging.
(858) 251-6804 View (858) 251-6804
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Dani Schaer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
I have a passion for helping teens, young adults, and families, grapple with challenges such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and life transitions. Their needs include holistic support, coping skills, and improved family dynamics. Clients that want to build autonomy, confidence, and healthier relationships are ideal. They seek understanding, coping strategies, and a collaborative approach to navigate and thrive through their unique journeys.
I have a passion for helping teens, young adults, and families, grapple with challenges such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and life transitions. Their needs include holistic support, coping skills, and improved family dynamics. Clients that want to build autonomy, confidence, and healthier relationships are ideal. They seek understanding, coping strategies, and a collaborative approach to navigate and thrive through their unique journeys.
(760) 334-5132 x103 View (760) 334-5132 x103
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Mental Health First SD- Jessica Sturgill LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
As a Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I believe in creating goals and assisting my clients to meet those goals. We address negative patterns, reframe narratives all while addressing false beliefs. My clients range from seeking help with addiction, anxiety, depression, adjustments in their life (children, divorce, illness) , as well as guidance in creating the healthy and happy life they envision for themselves.
As a Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I believe in creating goals and assisting my clients to meet those goals. We address negative patterns, reframe narratives all while addressing false beliefs. My clients range from seeking help with addiction, anxiety, depression, adjustments in their life (children, divorce, illness) , as well as guidance in creating the healthy and happy life they envision for themselves.
(858) 358-7587 View (858) 358-7587
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Heidi Stark-Bank
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
Dr. Heidi Stark-Bank is a dedicated and devoted psychotherapist at LifeStance Health Nevada. She serves patients in and around both Las Vegas, NV and greater California. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, and health-related concerns through counseling sessions. She also offers cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, and couples counseling, and advice on teenage and adolescent issues. Additionally, Dr. Stark-Bank was trained in assisting individuals with health and medical problems to help cope with their adjustment difficulties and life changes.
Dr. Heidi Stark-Bank is a dedicated and devoted psychotherapist at LifeStance Health Nevada. She serves patients in and around both Las Vegas, NV and greater California. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, and health-related concerns through counseling sessions. She also offers cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, and couples counseling, and advice on teenage and adolescent issues. Additionally, Dr. Stark-Bank was trained in assisting individuals with health and medical problems to help cope with their adjustment difficulties and life changes.
(858) 261-5487 View (858) 261-5487
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Cassidy O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
I work with children and teens of all ages, and specialize in working with “littles” (ages 0-5), with extensive training in early childhood mental health. I specialize in helping children cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and difficult life transitions, and often take a cognitive-behavioral approach to teach adaptive coping skills to help kids manage challenges. I approach my work with children by viewing them in the context of the whole family, using a family-systems lens and attachment-based approach to strengthen family relationships and to support parents in developing tools to feel equipped to manage behavioral challenges.
I work with children and teens of all ages, and specialize in working with “littles” (ages 0-5), with extensive training in early childhood mental health. I specialize in helping children cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and difficult life transitions, and often take a cognitive-behavioral approach to teach adaptive coping skills to help kids manage challenges. I approach my work with children by viewing them in the context of the whole family, using a family-systems lens and attachment-based approach to strengthen family relationships and to support parents in developing tools to feel equipped to manage behavioral challenges.
(858) 544-3412 View (858) 544-3412
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Dawn Rose Galbo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
Get back to the life you love! I believe that working with a therapist can provide support and hope that things can get better. You have the power to strengthen your coping skills and improve your relationships in the process. I am here to support you and provide cutting edge tools to help you heal past traumas and manage current stressors. I can help you as you work toward reaching your goals while adding more joy to your life.
Get back to the life you love! I believe that working with a therapist can provide support and hope that things can get better. You have the power to strengthen your coping skills and improve your relationships in the process. I am here to support you and provide cutting edge tools to help you heal past traumas and manage current stressors. I can help you as you work toward reaching your goals while adding more joy to your life.
(858) 375-1434 View (858) 375-1434
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Sarah Rangel PhD Psychology PC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
“The opportunity to positively impact individuals is an extraordinary gift. With gratitude, I embrace this gift to enhance a person's quality of life within a collaborative and supportive environment. I apply personalized tools and a strength-based approach to help lift a person towards their full potential.” I am a bilingual licensed clinical psychologist who works in evaluating and treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of health, developmental, social-emotional and/or behavioral needs.I use integrative Evidence-Based tools (CBT,DBT,ACT, Motivational Interviewing,among others).
“The opportunity to positively impact individuals is an extraordinary gift. With gratitude, I embrace this gift to enhance a person's quality of life within a collaborative and supportive environment. I apply personalized tools and a strength-based approach to help lift a person towards their full potential.” I am a bilingual licensed clinical psychologist who works in evaluating and treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of health, developmental, social-emotional and/or behavioral needs.I use integrative Evidence-Based tools (CBT,DBT,ACT, Motivational Interviewing,among others).
(619) 480-0468 View (619) 480-0468
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Stephanie Ann Massey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
I have a unique ability to connect with people. Sometimes there are people that have a hard time clarifying what their thoughts and feelings are. They get confused. They hear voices in their head. They think people are making fun of them because they are born different. It can be really hard for Their own families to help. I help their families achieve common ground . Teenagers know I am real even if I tell them things they don’t want to hear. I have assisted many young adults make the difficult transition to adulthood. Older adults know that I want to hear about their life and assist them with the challenges of getting old.
I have a unique ability to connect with people. Sometimes there are people that have a hard time clarifying what their thoughts and feelings are. They get confused. They hear voices in their head. They think people are making fun of them because they are born different. It can be really hard for Their own families to help. I help their families achieve common ground . Teenagers know I am real even if I tell them things they don’t want to hear. I have assisted many young adults make the difficult transition to adulthood. Older adults know that I want to hear about their life and assist them with the challenges of getting old.
(619) 432-3764 View (619) 432-3764
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Peter Roussos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Are you stuck feeling disappointed, hurt, lonely, or betrayed? Are you confused about what you want in your life? Are you unhappy and unsure of how to make positive changes in your relationships? Do you want to make your life more satisfying? I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT certified Sex Therapist. I help people change behaviors and have more satisfying lives and relationships. I help couples improve intimacy and connection, and heal from hurt, disappointment, betrayal and other violations of trust. I help families improve communication, collaboration, and problem solving, and feel more connected to each other.
Are you stuck feeling disappointed, hurt, lonely, or betrayed? Are you confused about what you want in your life? Are you unhappy and unsure of how to make positive changes in your relationships? Do you want to make your life more satisfying? I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT certified Sex Therapist. I help people change behaviors and have more satisfying lives and relationships. I help couples improve intimacy and connection, and heal from hurt, disappointment, betrayal and other violations of trust. I help families improve communication, collaboration, and problem solving, and feel more connected to each other.
(858) 367-0946 View (858) 367-0946
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Ekaete Ekpo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130
Hello and thank you for considering me in your wellness journey. My name is Ekaete Ekpo and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with over 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy. My approach to our therapeutic relationship will be with warmth, care, compassion, and non-judgment approach, adapting to the unique needs of each individual client. My focus areas of practice include working across life span with all ages. I have experience working with clients who experience difficulty with anxiety, depression, relational stress, trauma, or grief and loss, together we can walk through the journey of self-healing.
Hello and thank you for considering me in your wellness journey. My name is Ekaete Ekpo and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with over 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy. My approach to our therapeutic relationship will be with warmth, care, compassion, and non-judgment approach, adapting to the unique needs of each individual client. My focus areas of practice include working across life span with all ages. I have experience working with clients who experience difficulty with anxiety, depression, relational stress, trauma, or grief and loss, together we can walk through the journey of self-healing.
(619) 759-5358 View (619) 759-5358

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Number of Therapists in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$180

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

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
66% Relationship Issues
66% Self Esteem
62% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carmel Valley, 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.