Therapists in Golden Hill, San Diego, CA

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Barbara Morett, Neurodiveristy Affirming Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome to my practice! Have you been looking for a therapist to support you in your healing process who is affirming of your multiple identities? If so, I might be the right fit for you! I work with the LGBTQIA+ community, and have experience working with trans, non-binary and gender fluid clients. Additionally, I work with neurodiversity in my practice, specifically with Autism and ADHD. I work from a neurodiveristy affirming lens, meaning I see all neurotypes as equal and give them the respect they deserve in the therapeutic space. I have lived experience with neurodiveristy and I have a personal passion in this area.
Welcome to my practice! Have you been looking for a therapist to support you in your healing process who is affirming of your multiple identities? If so, I might be the right fit for you! I work with the LGBTQIA+ community, and have experience working with trans, non-binary and gender fluid clients. Additionally, I work with neurodiversity in my practice, specifically with Autism and ADHD. I work from a neurodiveristy affirming lens, meaning I see all neurotypes as equal and give them the respect they deserve in the therapeutic space. I have lived experience with neurodiveristy and I have a personal passion in this area.
(619) 439-1964 View (619) 439-1964
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Ruth Millican, Testing Psychologist: ADHD + Autism
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome to my page! I provide neurodiversity affirming testing for those wondering if they may be Autistic or ADHD, later in life. Many times, people who fall into these categories have been missed or mis-diagnosed (especially those who are assigned female at birth, or BIPOC). You may have also been missed if you are high masking or have low support needs. The testing I provide takes all of these factors into consideration to give you the most accurate understanding of your identity. Neurotypes (Autism/ADHD) are differences and not disorders, and I provide an evaluations in a way that honors the whole person.
Welcome to my page! I provide neurodiversity affirming testing for those wondering if they may be Autistic or ADHD, later in life. Many times, people who fall into these categories have been missed or mis-diagnosed (especially those who are assigned female at birth, or BIPOC). You may have also been missed if you are high masking or have low support needs. The testing I provide takes all of these factors into consideration to give you the most accurate understanding of your identity. Neurotypes (Autism/ADHD) are differences and not disorders, and I provide an evaluations in a way that honors the whole person.
(619) 745-5203 View (619) 745-5203
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Kelly Hutton, Grief Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome! I imagine you have found my profile because you are going through grief, illness or tragedy. I am glad you are here taking the first steps towards support. I specialize in working with grief, loss, end of life issues and chronic illness. Grief therapy can look many different ways, and I tailor the experience of therapy to my clients unique needs. My top priority is that you feel safe in therapy and have space to feel and express your grief openly. I use many modalities to assist my clients in working through grief, including EMDR therapy (eye movement therapy) which is an evidence based treatment for trauma and grief.
Welcome! I imagine you have found my profile because you are going through grief, illness or tragedy. I am glad you are here taking the first steps towards support. I specialize in working with grief, loss, end of life issues and chronic illness. Grief therapy can look many different ways, and I tailor the experience of therapy to my clients unique needs. My top priority is that you feel safe in therapy and have space to feel and express your grief openly. I use many modalities to assist my clients in working through grief, including EMDR therapy (eye movement therapy) which is an evidence based treatment for trauma and grief.
(619) 745-1989 View (619) 745-1989
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Sarah Gogarty
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102  (Online Only)
I believe one of the bravest things an individual can do is to ask for help. Seeking support to better understand your own story is a life-changing decision. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, and you are taking the first step today. I am here to help you overcome anxiety, depression, and challenging life transitions to improve your quality of life. I am always learning and am honored by the opportunity to collaborate with clients in finding creative solutions to their unique circumstances.
I believe one of the bravest things an individual can do is to ask for help. Seeking support to better understand your own story is a life-changing decision. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, and you are taking the first step today. I am here to help you overcome anxiety, depression, and challenging life transitions to improve your quality of life. I am always learning and am honored by the opportunity to collaborate with clients in finding creative solutions to their unique circumstances.
(619) 547-1792 View (619) 547-1792
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Martina Nittra Savedra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102  (Online Only)
Courage, dear heart, as life will present you with surprises and in time, you will manage each one with bravery. Our families can push our boundaries; our relationships can challenge us; and our careers can stretch us so thin. Negative self-thoughts can keep us in our heads and repeating old patterns can feel like a roller coaster of emotions. Past traumas can intrude our present; social injustices can break our community down; and gender and cultural inequalities can be an exhausting battle. Our self-care can plummet and suddenly we are not our first priority. However, you are leaning in today and making an investment in YOU!
Courage, dear heart, as life will present you with surprises and in time, you will manage each one with bravery. Our families can push our boundaries; our relationships can challenge us; and our careers can stretch us so thin. Negative self-thoughts can keep us in our heads and repeating old patterns can feel like a roller coaster of emotions. Past traumas can intrude our present; social injustices can break our community down; and gender and cultural inequalities can be an exhausting battle. Our self-care can plummet and suddenly we are not our first priority. However, you are leaning in today and making an investment in YOU!
(619) 762-3083 View (619) 762-3083
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Linda Erwin-Gallagher, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEAP
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92104
Not accepting new clients
I provide tele therapy for individuals, and couples for CA residents. I do not have a physical office in CA. I also offer treatment for trauma. In today's world we are all finding that after working full time there isn't enough time to eat right, exercise, take care of errands, help the children with homework, and spend quality time with your significant relationships. What we end up with is exhaustion, feeling "burned out", anxious, and maybe even depressed. You are not alone. Don't suffer any longer. It's time to address your issues and get your life back.
I provide tele therapy for individuals, and couples for CA residents. I do not have a physical office in CA. I also offer treatment for trauma. In today's world we are all finding that after working full time there isn't enough time to eat right, exercise, take care of errands, help the children with homework, and spend quality time with your significant relationships. What we end up with is exhaustion, feeling "burned out", anxious, and maybe even depressed. You are not alone. Don't suffer any longer. It's time to address your issues and get your life back.
(858) 298-2710 View (858) 298-2710
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Camille Cooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Hello! My name is Camille. I am an LCSW and I am passionate about helping humans navigate all kinds of relationships, at all stages, beginning/entering the dating pool, honeymoon phase/settling in, developing/maintaining long lasting and meaningful relationships with people they love, working through challenges, and managing needs etc. I work towards helping people understand their own identity and how that impacts all aspect of their relationships such as; communication, trust, fidelity, trauma, family dynamics, sex and even the role mental health plays in our relationships. I hope to help you get relationship you want and deserve
Hello! My name is Camille. I am an LCSW and I am passionate about helping humans navigate all kinds of relationships, at all stages, beginning/entering the dating pool, honeymoon phase/settling in, developing/maintaining long lasting and meaningful relationships with people they love, working through challenges, and managing needs etc. I work towards helping people understand their own identity and how that impacts all aspect of their relationships such as; communication, trust, fidelity, trauma, family dynamics, sex and even the role mental health plays in our relationships. I hope to help you get relationship you want and deserve
(619) 931-2989 View (619) 931-2989
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Miranda Millican
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Hi there, welcome! My specialty areas include trauma, relationships and body image issues. As a queer and neurodivergent therapist, my passions include working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and neurodivergent clients (ADHD, autism, PDA traits). As a neurodiversity affirming provider, I see all neurotypes as equal, and not an issue that needs "treatment". Rather, it is a process of finding your way back to yourself and who you really are. Additionally, I work with the ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, and kink/BDSM community. I work with individuals, teens, and couples and enjoy working with all relationship structures.
Hi there, welcome! My specialty areas include trauma, relationships and body image issues. As a queer and neurodivergent therapist, my passions include working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and neurodivergent clients (ADHD, autism, PDA traits). As a neurodiversity affirming provider, I see all neurotypes as equal, and not an issue that needs "treatment". Rather, it is a process of finding your way back to yourself and who you really are. Additionally, I work with the ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, and kink/BDSM community. I work with individuals, teens, and couples and enjoy working with all relationship structures.
(619) 367-9270 View (619) 367-9270
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Lauren Goebel ADHD Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome to my page! I work with ADHD, specifically late diagnosis. I myself was late diagnosed, and I have a passion for helping others navigate the emotional experience of understanding this part of yourself. ADHD doesn't just show up in academic settings, it shows up in how we are in relationships, how we communicate, regulate our emotions, and how we perceive sensory input. Our neurotype is the lens that we see the world from, and understanding your neurotype can be incredibly empowering. I come from a neurodiversity affirming lens which means all brains are different, and no brains are disordered.
Welcome to my page! I work with ADHD, specifically late diagnosis. I myself was late diagnosed, and I have a passion for helping others navigate the emotional experience of understanding this part of yourself. ADHD doesn't just show up in academic settings, it shows up in how we are in relationships, how we communicate, regulate our emotions, and how we perceive sensory input. Our neurotype is the lens that we see the world from, and understanding your neurotype can be incredibly empowering. I come from a neurodiversity affirming lens which means all brains are different, and no brains are disordered.
(619) 503-3622 View (619) 503-3622
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Miranda Millican, Couples Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome! I work with communication issues, trust issues, infidelity, intimacy issues, LGBTQIA+ couples and couples practicing ENM/polyamory. I also work with couples practicing kink/BDSM. I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist, and I have specialized experience working with ADHD and autism in the context of relationships and mixed-neurotype couples. I love to see my couples walking out of my office holding hands, looking at each other with more gratitude, with a new hope for the future. I have a trauma informed approach that helps my couples understand the origins of their thoughts and behavior within the relationship.
Welcome! I work with communication issues, trust issues, infidelity, intimacy issues, LGBTQIA+ couples and couples practicing ENM/polyamory. I also work with couples practicing kink/BDSM. I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist, and I have specialized experience working with ADHD and autism in the context of relationships and mixed-neurotype couples. I love to see my couples walking out of my office holding hands, looking at each other with more gratitude, with a new hope for the future. I have a trauma informed approach that helps my couples understand the origins of their thoughts and behavior within the relationship.
(510) 272-7281 View (510) 272-7281
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Neo-Balance Mind Therapy & Recovery
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome to your first step toward healing & recovery! We all know that hurtful emotional experiences, trauma, stress and anger, confidence issues, complex life changes, depression, anxiety, and substance misuse impact our ability to thrive and form healthy relationships. I have acquired many years of behavioral health experience helping people overcome these issues. I have a strengths-focused, skills-based, integrated approach. I also use powerful transformative tools like hypnotic psychotherapy, 3rd wave therapies (DBT, ACT, CBT), EMDR, and other mindful reprocessing, to maximize treatment effects.
Welcome to your first step toward healing & recovery! We all know that hurtful emotional experiences, trauma, stress and anger, confidence issues, complex life changes, depression, anxiety, and substance misuse impact our ability to thrive and form healthy relationships. I have acquired many years of behavioral health experience helping people overcome these issues. I have a strengths-focused, skills-based, integrated approach. I also use powerful transformative tools like hypnotic psychotherapy, 3rd wave therapies (DBT, ACT, CBT), EMDR, and other mindful reprocessing, to maximize treatment effects.
(619) 637-3829 View (619) 637-3829
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Lauren Goebel Neurodiversity Couples Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Are you seeking a couples therapist that specifically works with ADHD, autism, and mixed neurotype couples? That's me! I am neurodivergent myself, and I love exploring with couples how they can learn to communicate in ways that are affirming for each other's neurotype. Our neurotype (ADHD, Autism) affects the way we perceive the world, communicate, regulate our emotions, and the ways we express love. I am trained in couples therapy methods (such as the Gottman Method, EFT) and I work intentionally to make these methods neurodiversity affirming. I love to help couples understand each other and have those lightbulb moments!
Are you seeking a couples therapist that specifically works with ADHD, autism, and mixed neurotype couples? That's me! I am neurodivergent myself, and I love exploring with couples how they can learn to communicate in ways that are affirming for each other's neurotype. Our neurotype (ADHD, Autism) affects the way we perceive the world, communicate, regulate our emotions, and the ways we express love. I am trained in couples therapy methods (such as the Gottman Method, EFT) and I work intentionally to make these methods neurodiversity affirming. I love to help couples understand each other and have those lightbulb moments!
(619) 514-1645 View (619) 514-1645
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Katharine Lacefield
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
After experiencing a traumatic or stressful event, you may find that you feel different: perhaps you move between feeling overwhelmed by fear, shame, anger, or sadness, to numbing out; maybe your world has gotten smaller as you avoid doing things you used to love; or you may have noticed your thoughts about yourself, the world, and other people start to change such that control, trust, and safety have become difficult themes for you. Additionally, maybe you notice your sleep has worsened, making everything harder. Trauma and stress take a toll on all aspects of your life, but you don't have to battle it alone.
After experiencing a traumatic or stressful event, you may find that you feel different: perhaps you move between feeling overwhelmed by fear, shame, anger, or sadness, to numbing out; maybe your world has gotten smaller as you avoid doing things you used to love; or you may have noticed your thoughts about yourself, the world, and other people start to change such that control, trust, and safety have become difficult themes for you. Additionally, maybe you notice your sleep has worsened, making everything harder. Trauma and stress take a toll on all aspects of your life, but you don't have to battle it alone.
(619) 485-6959 View (619) 485-6959
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Michael John Hagan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SUDCC
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Being addicted to alcohol or drugs is like being in a dark pit where you do not know what is up and what is down. It is cold and lonely, and you can feel hopeless about finding any escape. Being the family member of a loved one who is struggling with addiction is scary and can leave you sad and in a constant state of uncertainty. You are always asking yourself why is your loved one pushing aside the life ring you toss out and grabbing the anchor of drugs and alcohol over and over and over again. You see they are drowning and feel you cannot save them. Addiction is insidious, but there are paths to recovery.
Being addicted to alcohol or drugs is like being in a dark pit where you do not know what is up and what is down. It is cold and lonely, and you can feel hopeless about finding any escape. Being the family member of a loved one who is struggling with addiction is scary and can leave you sad and in a constant state of uncertainty. You are always asking yourself why is your loved one pushing aside the life ring you toss out and grabbing the anchor of drugs and alcohol over and over and over again. You see they are drowning and feel you cannot save them. Addiction is insidious, but there are paths to recovery.
(619) 932-4581 View (619) 932-4581
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Miranda Millican, PDA Affirming Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, 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 and PDA) 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". Although not yet an official diagnosis in the US, my goal is to create community and support around folks who identify themselves with these traits. I support teens, adults and couples around autism, PDA and ADHD and better understanding and communicating their needs to others.
Welcome! I work with autistic people and those who love them! I have personal experience in this area, I am a neurodivergent (ADHD and PDA) 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". Although not yet an official diagnosis in the US, my goal is to create community and support around folks who identify themselves with these traits. I support teens, adults and couples around autism, PDA and ADHD and better understanding and communicating their needs to others.
(619) 853-2637 View (619) 853-2637
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Barbara Morett, Couples Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Are you looking for a therapist who can hold space for all of your unique identities, neurotypes, culture and relationship dynamics? That's me! I specialize in working with couples who want to understand each other better, but are struggling to find common ground. I work with couples who are from different cultures, backgrounds, or have different neurotypes (Autism, ADHD, PDA) nor where there are a mix of different neurotypes in the relationship. My lived experience with neurodiversity and being bi-cultural help me to assist couples in finding more connection and understanding for one another.
Are you looking for a therapist who can hold space for all of your unique identities, neurotypes, culture and relationship dynamics? That's me! I specialize in working with couples who want to understand each other better, but are struggling to find common ground. I work with couples who are from different cultures, backgrounds, or have different neurotypes (Autism, ADHD, PDA) nor where there are a mix of different neurotypes in the relationship. My lived experience with neurodiversity and being bi-cultural help me to assist couples in finding more connection and understanding for one another.
(619) 503-0809 View (619) 503-0809
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Emily Kron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102  (Online Only)
Welcome to a safe space where you can tell your story, be seen and heard, and embark on a journey towards healing and becoming whole again. I know that starting therapy can be a difficult decision, so congratulations on taking this first step! I am a warm, compassionate, authentic therapist who is open and collaborative with clients and dedicated to helping others. I provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment and will work with you, wherever you are at, to create a unique treatment plan based on your specific needs. I will work with you to cultivate hope and resilience through a client-centered, strengths-based approach.
Welcome to a safe space where you can tell your story, be seen and heard, and embark on a journey towards healing and becoming whole again. I know that starting therapy can be a difficult decision, so congratulations on taking this first step! I am a warm, compassionate, authentic therapist who is open and collaborative with clients and dedicated to helping others. I provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment and will work with you, wherever you are at, to create a unique treatment plan based on your specific needs. I will work with you to cultivate hope and resilience through a client-centered, strengths-based approach.
(619) 848-3719 View (619) 848-3719
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Gracie Madero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Hello! I am Dr. Gracie Madero and am a queer-identified Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. My specialties include gender and sexuality, young adults, identity development, the coming out process, relationship issues and trauma. I have experience working with long term patients utilizing a Psychodynamic approach and have specialized training in working with gender and sexuality, including completing numerous practicums and positions working within the LGBTQ+ community.
Hello! I am Dr. Gracie Madero and am a queer-identified Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. My specialties include gender and sexuality, young adults, identity development, the coming out process, relationship issues and trauma. I have experience working with long term patients utilizing a Psychodynamic approach and have specialized training in working with gender and sexuality, including completing numerous practicums and positions working within the LGBTQ+ community.
(619) 848-1372 View (619) 848-1372
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Amaya Tueller Eating Disorder Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome to my page! I specialize in working with teens and adults who are struggling with eating and body image. I work with a variety of eating issues including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID, and body image issues. I work from a compassion focused and trauma informed lens, supporting my clients in better understanding themselves and building tools to help them get to their goals. I work with many issues that tend to overlap with eating difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, self harm and substance use.
Welcome to my page! I specialize in working with teens and adults who are struggling with eating and body image. I work with a variety of eating issues including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID, and body image issues. I work from a compassion focused and trauma informed lens, supporting my clients in better understanding themselves and building tools to help them get to their goals. I work with many issues that tend to overlap with eating difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, self harm and substance use.
(619) 878-3201 View (619) 878-3201
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Alana Michele
Verified Verified
Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102
You are closer to your dreams than you realize. If you are tired, stressed, and feel stuck- let's talk! I want you to feel joyful and full of purpose once again, or maybe for the first time ever. We will take one step at a time, focus on your strengths and utilize practical methods coupled with solution oriented thinking to move you forward.
You are closer to your dreams than you realize. If you are tired, stressed, and feel stuck- let's talk! I want you to feel joyful and full of purpose once again, or maybe for the first time ever. We will take one step at a time, focus on your strengths and utilize practical methods coupled with solution oriented thinking to move you forward.
(619) 650-6994 View (619) 650-6994

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Number of Therapists in Golden Hill, San Diego, CA

40+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Golden Hill, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
57% Other
57% Self Esteem
55% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
56% Cigna and Evernorth
44% Other

How Therapists in Golden Hill, San Diego, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
8% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Golden Hill, 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.