Therapists in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

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Daniel Leone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
I welcome you! My name is Daniel Leone and I work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My experience is focused mainly on relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and substance use. Therapy will provide you with the space and safety to talk about your traumas, struggles and concerns without judgement. As a therapist I had the opportunity to work with kids (9 to 12), teens, adults and couples.
I welcome you! My name is Daniel Leone and I work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My experience is focused mainly on relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and substance use. Therapy will provide you with the space and safety to talk about your traumas, struggles and concerns without judgement. As a therapist I had the opportunity to work with kids (9 to 12), teens, adults and couples.
(858) 923-5930 View (858) 923-5930
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Valerie Vecente
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Hello! My name is Valerie Vecente. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with youth and adults. I enjoy supporting youth and adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I believe you are the expert in your life! While supporting you through this journey, I use an approach that will benefit you. This may include use of techniques from CBT, Family Systems, DBT to name a few. I believe in allowing the client to guide the sessions while I support you. You are the expert in your life!
Hello! My name is Valerie Vecente. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with youth and adults. I enjoy supporting youth and adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I believe you are the expert in your life! While supporting you through this journey, I use an approach that will benefit you. This may include use of techniques from CBT, Family Systems, DBT to name a few. I believe in allowing the client to guide the sessions while I support you. You are the expert in your life!
(858) 879-6855 View (858) 879-6855
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Monique Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Hello and welcome! My name is Monique Nguyen, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion to help you find meaning, healing, and growth no matter who you are and what stage you are in your life. Life can be overwhelming, even, at times, unfair and unjust due to various life stressors. If you are finding that everyday tasks are becoming too daunting, socializing is becoming too demanding, and overthinking is becoming too difficult to manage, together, we can work toward improving your quality of life.
Hello and welcome! My name is Monique Nguyen, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion to help you find meaning, healing, and growth no matter who you are and what stage you are in your life. Life can be overwhelming, even, at times, unfair and unjust due to various life stressors. If you are finding that everyday tasks are becoming too daunting, socializing is becoming too demanding, and overthinking is becoming too difficult to manage, together, we can work toward improving your quality of life.
(858) 391-4899 View (858) 391-4899
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Compass Family Therapy Solutions, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
As a dually licensed MFT and BCBA with 20 years of experience, I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults and families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety and other developmental, behavioral, and learning differences. Primarily utilizing a positive and solution-focused approach, I aim to enlighten and empower the strengths already within my clients and their families, so that they can thrive and meet their goals. I have a unique understanding of behavioral, emotional, and developmental disabilities, but also the impact both the symptoms and the treatment itself can have on the family system.
As a dually licensed MFT and BCBA with 20 years of experience, I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults and families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety and other developmental, behavioral, and learning differences. Primarily utilizing a positive and solution-focused approach, I aim to enlighten and empower the strengths already within my clients and their families, so that they can thrive and meet their goals. I have a unique understanding of behavioral, emotional, and developmental disabilities, but also the impact both the symptoms and the treatment itself can have on the family system.
(619) 651-9553 View (619) 651-9553
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Intuitive Therapy with Candi Kizer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist who is trauma informed and culturally aware. I am caring and supportive and always strive to help my clients through a strength-based lens. I focus on ensuring that individuals feel safe to discover their true selves, develop resilience and can navigate their futures in healthy and optimistic ways. As a veteran of the US Army I have worked with a vast array of populations. My life experiences, education and training have made me the ideal therapist for individuals, couples, families, active duty, veterans and their dependents.
I am a licensed therapist who is trauma informed and culturally aware. I am caring and supportive and always strive to help my clients through a strength-based lens. I focus on ensuring that individuals feel safe to discover their true selves, develop resilience and can navigate their futures in healthy and optimistic ways. As a veteran of the US Army I have worked with a vast array of populations. My life experiences, education and training have made me the ideal therapist for individuals, couples, families, active duty, veterans and their dependents.
(858) 463-4369 View (858) 463-4369
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Center for Thoughtful Lasting Change, Inc
LPC Intern, MA
Not Verified Not Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Noah Liker. If you’re reading this then you have already made the first step towards building the best version of yourself. Finding the right therapist to work with can be daunting, so I hope reading this can provide some comfort to you. Maybe a lack of control, a feeling of loneliness, or perhaps hidden insecurities have prevented you from enjoying everything that life has to offer. The journey to understand these thoughts and feelings begins today.
Hello, my name is Noah Liker. If you’re reading this then you have already made the first step towards building the best version of yourself. Finding the right therapist to work with can be daunting, so I hope reading this can provide some comfort to you. Maybe a lack of control, a feeling of loneliness, or perhaps hidden insecurities have prevented you from enjoying everything that life has to offer. The journey to understand these thoughts and feelings begins today.
(858) 221-9748 x6624 View (858) 221-9748 x6624
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Angele Suarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Hello, my name is Angele Suarez, and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 22 years of experience. I believe if I can help one person become the best version of themselves, then this will directly impact the other relationships in their lives. Through empowerment and support, the adults I work with will be able to model healthy communication and respect towards others (i.e., their children, family members, friends, colleagues, etc.), thus creating a domino effect. I enjoy working with adults and couples who are struggling with relationship issues, past childhood trauma, and parenting challenges.
Hello, my name is Angele Suarez, and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 22 years of experience. I believe if I can help one person become the best version of themselves, then this will directly impact the other relationships in their lives. Through empowerment and support, the adults I work with will be able to model healthy communication and respect towards others (i.e., their children, family members, friends, colleagues, etc.), thus creating a domino effect. I enjoy working with adults and couples who are struggling with relationship issues, past childhood trauma, and parenting challenges.
(858) 723-0161 View (858) 723-0161
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Alexis Sword
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126  (Online Only)
Over 2,600 5-star reviews doing remote therapy.  2019 and 2022 business Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy!  Treating: Adults and Children via Remote Therapy ages 9-99yrs. 25+yrs experience using a mind, body and soul approach. Specialty: Depression, ADHD, Anxiety & Trauma.   As a survivor herself of child abuse, rape and kidnapping her use of both traditional therapy and Eastern knowledge from studies with Tibetan Monks in India and Shamans in Central America, has lead to hundreds of clients with amazing results.
Over 2,600 5-star reviews doing remote therapy.  2019 and 2022 business Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy!  Treating: Adults and Children via Remote Therapy ages 9-99yrs. 25+yrs experience using a mind, body and soul approach. Specialty: Depression, ADHD, Anxiety & Trauma.   As a survivor herself of child abuse, rape and kidnapping her use of both traditional therapy and Eastern knowledge from studies with Tibetan Monks in India and Shamans in Central America, has lead to hundreds of clients with amazing results.
(310) 340-0671 View (310) 340-0671
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Mindy Lee Richard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
My name is Mindy Richard and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have 16 years of experience working with individuals and families in medical and educational settings. My focus is working with clients with emotional challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, mood instability, and emotional distress related to coping with illness and injury. My goal is to help each client learn tools to increase their quality of life and decrease emotional distress.
My name is Mindy Richard and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have 16 years of experience working with individuals and families in medical and educational settings. My focus is working with clients with emotional challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, mood instability, and emotional distress related to coping with illness and injury. My goal is to help each client learn tools to increase their quality of life and decrease emotional distress.
(858) 648-4946 View (858) 648-4946
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Maxwell Trzcinski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Considering therapy is difficult and reaching out to a therapist requires courage. Whether you are beginning to look for a therapist or if you are ready to initiate an initial conversation, I respect your willingness to consider something new, to ask for help, to prioritize your needs, and or to pursue growth. My practice is focused on assisting those feeling held back, burnt out, stuck, scared, frustrated, overwhelmed, and insufficient to move toward a life of vitality, connection, peace, health, and flexibility.
Considering therapy is difficult and reaching out to a therapist requires courage. Whether you are beginning to look for a therapist or if you are ready to initiate an initial conversation, I respect your willingness to consider something new, to ask for help, to prioritize your needs, and or to pursue growth. My practice is focused on assisting those feeling held back, burnt out, stuck, scared, frustrated, overwhelmed, and insufficient to move toward a life of vitality, connection, peace, health, and flexibility.
(858) 746-7724 View (858) 746-7724
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Leslie Westbrook
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Hi, my name is Leslie Westbrook, and I am an LMFT (127260). I am passionate about helping clients achieve their goals, and I believe I have the skills and knowledge to do just that. I'm excited to learn more about you and how I can help. My approach to providing therapy is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in taking an integrative approach that draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.
Hi, my name is Leslie Westbrook, and I am an LMFT (127260). I am passionate about helping clients achieve their goals, and I believe I have the skills and knowledge to do just that. I'm excited to learn more about you and how I can help. My approach to providing therapy is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in taking an integrative approach that draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.
(858) 330-2804 View (858) 330-2804
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Sherry Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
You haven’t had time to just stop and self-explore. Maybe all your energy has went into your career, your family, others, and you often forget about an important person, You. With so many challenges and roadblock you find yourself in a repeated cycle of unhappiness, uncertainty, or self-doubt. All these circumstances have prevented you from asking yourself Am I living the life I want? Others may think you have it all together but inside you’re exhausted, tired of being in survival mode, and are ready to live.
You haven’t had time to just stop and self-explore. Maybe all your energy has went into your career, your family, others, and you often forget about an important person, You. With so many challenges and roadblock you find yourself in a repeated cycle of unhappiness, uncertainty, or self-doubt. All these circumstances have prevented you from asking yourself Am I living the life I want? Others may think you have it all together but inside you’re exhausted, tired of being in survival mode, and are ready to live.
(858) 365-8065 View (858) 365-8065
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Ellen M Greenfield
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
My primary goal in working with individuals, couples, and families is to help you achieve your full potential and lead a life in the present that is fulfilling and meaningful. We achieve this through a structured, non-confrontational approach where together, we will search for patterns in your life that are causing you difficulties. I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist with 15 years experience in private practice. My office is conveniently located just west of the 15 freeway and Miramar Road. For more detailed information about my services, please visit my website at Cognitivebehaviortherapy.net
My primary goal in working with individuals, couples, and families is to help you achieve your full potential and lead a life in the present that is fulfilling and meaningful. We achieve this through a structured, non-confrontational approach where together, we will search for patterns in your life that are causing you difficulties. I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist with 15 years experience in private practice. My office is conveniently located just west of the 15 freeway and Miramar Road. For more detailed information about my services, please visit my website at Cognitivebehaviortherapy.net
(619) 822-1692 View (619) 822-1692
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Amanda Torre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Hello! I am so excited that you are ready and eager to work through whatever you may be facing. Although you may be experiencing some distressing times you will get through it! Healing and hope is available if you are willing to receive. So open up your heart and mind and be ready to receive when you schedule your appointment with me. I look forward to hearing from you and learning the ways I can collaborate with you to establish the plans God has for you! Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3
Hello! I am so excited that you are ready and eager to work through whatever you may be facing. Although you may be experiencing some distressing times you will get through it! Healing and hope is available if you are willing to receive. So open up your heart and mind and be ready to receive when you schedule your appointment with me. I look forward to hearing from you and learning the ways I can collaborate with you to establish the plans God has for you! Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3
(619) 304-7826 View (619) 304-7826
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Anne Glenn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Hi, I'm Anne! Anne Glenn, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to treatment is to work hand in hand with my clients. Helping them find answers, healing, and growth they may be looking for. I do not work with high-risk clients. I specialize in working with kids and families who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviors and changes in family environment due to abuse and divorce.
Hi, I'm Anne! Anne Glenn, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to treatment is to work hand in hand with my clients. Helping them find answers, healing, and growth they may be looking for. I do not work with high-risk clients. I specialize in working with kids and families who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviors and changes in family environment due to abuse and divorce.
(858) 648-5073 View (858) 648-5073
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Negar Nazari
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126  (Online Only)
We have immediate telehealth availability! Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental, utilizing a caring and collaborative approach to help you feel heard, supported, and empowered.
We have immediate telehealth availability! Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental, utilizing a caring and collaborative approach to help you feel heard, supported, and empowered.
(619) 391-0174 View (619) 391-0174
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Jaina Sarkisyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Let me be part of your journey in this brutiful life. As Glennon Doyle Melton says "Life is brutal. But it is also beautiful. Life's brutal and beautiful woven together so tightly they cannot be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. Life is Bruitiful." Jaina is an experienced licensed clinician with 18 years of experience providing exceptional clinical care to adults, couples and families. Jaina has many years of experience working w/law enforcement, military and their families. Additionally, working with individuals with life transition issues, Polyamory, anxiety, depression, sexual assault, trauma, SUD & other issues
Let me be part of your journey in this brutiful life. As Glennon Doyle Melton says "Life is brutal. But it is also beautiful. Life's brutal and beautiful woven together so tightly they cannot be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. Life is Bruitiful." Jaina is an experienced licensed clinician with 18 years of experience providing exceptional clinical care to adults, couples and families. Jaina has many years of experience working w/law enforcement, military and their families. Additionally, working with individuals with life transition issues, Polyamory, anxiety, depression, sexual assault, trauma, SUD & other issues
(858) 227-6212 View (858) 227-6212
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Self Esteem Specialist | Roxanne Cueva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126  (Online Only)
Struggling with low self-esteem and low confidence can be incredibly difficult in our pursuit of happiness. When a crisis occurs, are you quick to blame yourself? Does your inner voice sound like your worst enemy? In a world where we rely heavily on the acceptance of others, we sometimes forget that the most important opinion of ourselves lies within. This space is for embracing who you truly are and learning to see yourself with loving eyes - no shame attached.
Struggling with low self-esteem and low confidence can be incredibly difficult in our pursuit of happiness. When a crisis occurs, are you quick to blame yourself? Does your inner voice sound like your worst enemy? In a world where we rely heavily on the acceptance of others, we sometimes forget that the most important opinion of ourselves lies within. This space is for embracing who you truly are and learning to see yourself with loving eyes - no shame attached.
(858) 358-7920 View (858) 358-7920
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Cynthia Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Hi, my name is Cynthia Haynes, LMFT. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I provide telehealth services at this time using Zoom App. I mostly practice psychoanalysis with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with individuals ages 12 and up. I treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger management, and matrimonial challenges to name a few. Most clients enjoy my therapeutic approach and continue on with therapy even after the original challenges have been resolved. I love working with people and helping people. God has blessed with a beautiful talent.
Hi, my name is Cynthia Haynes, LMFT. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I provide telehealth services at this time using Zoom App. I mostly practice psychoanalysis with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with individuals ages 12 and up. I treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger management, and matrimonial challenges to name a few. Most clients enjoy my therapeutic approach and continue on with therapy even after the original challenges have been resolved. I love working with people and helping people. God has blessed with a beautiful talent.
(858) 465-4539 View (858) 465-4539
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Megan Matthewson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126
Hi, I'm Megan Mathewson. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that people have an innate capacity to heal and make desired changes in their lives, but the work of personal and relational growth can be difficult and doesn’t have to be done alone. I offer a safe and supportive space where we can work together on creating what you want to see in your life. I have worked with children, adolescents, parents, adults and families for over 10 years. I have worked with people who experience depression, anxiety, stress, trauma (and other adverse experiences), parenting, and relational challenges.
Hi, I'm Megan Mathewson. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that people have an innate capacity to heal and make desired changes in their lives, but the work of personal and relational growth can be difficult and doesn’t have to be done alone. I offer a safe and supportive space where we can work together on creating what you want to see in your life. I have worked with children, adolescents, parents, adults and families for over 10 years. I have worked with people who experience depression, anxiety, stress, trauma (and other adverse experiences), parenting, and relational challenges.
(858) 758-8557 View (858) 758-8557

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Number of Therapists in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
70% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD
61% Grief
60% Self Esteem
60% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Optum

How Therapists in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mira Mesa, 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.