Therapists in North City, San Diego, CA

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Michael Meister
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. I am a highly skilled Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with a strong academic foundation and over 13 years of professional experience. With a Master's degree in Couneling Psychology, I bring a deep understanding of human behavior and emotions to my practice. My therapeutic approach is characterized by my commitment to working from a relational lens, fostering genuine connections to facilitate healing and growth. As a practitioner with over a decade of experience, I have honed my expertise in helping individuals navigate life's challenges and complexities.
Accepting new clients. I am a highly skilled Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with a strong academic foundation and over 13 years of professional experience. With a Master's degree in Couneling Psychology, I bring a deep understanding of human behavior and emotions to my practice. My therapeutic approach is characterized by my commitment to working from a relational lens, fostering genuine connections to facilitate healing and growth. As a practitioner with over a decade of experience, I have honed my expertise in helping individuals navigate life's challenges and complexities.
(858) 758-7561 View (858) 758-7561
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Greg Buttner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
Experience the compassionate care and expertise of Dr. Greg Buttner, a leading therapist specializing in integrative psychotherapy. Allow him to guide you through the healing process, addressing trauma, family system issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance use disorders. With his support, you can find the strength to overcome challenges and live a fulfilling and connected life.
Experience the compassionate care and expertise of Dr. Greg Buttner, a leading therapist specializing in integrative psychotherapy. Allow him to guide you through the healing process, addressing trauma, family system issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance use disorders. With his support, you can find the strength to overcome challenges and live a fulfilling and connected life.
(760) 624-3411 View (760) 624-3411
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Debbie Zeichner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
Do you find yourself struggling with the everyday challenges of raising your kids? Do you find yourself yelling more often than you would like? Do you feel like your kids just “don’t listen?!” Do you ever wish parenting felt more joyful? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone! Parenting is a journey unlike any other. There are highs and lows, ups and downs – it’s like one giant roller coaster! To be responsible for the life and well being of another human being is a beautiful thing, but let's face it, at times it can feel thoroughly overwhelming, frustrating and exhausting!
Do you find yourself struggling with the everyday challenges of raising your kids? Do you find yourself yelling more often than you would like? Do you feel like your kids just “don’t listen?!” Do you ever wish parenting felt more joyful? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone! Parenting is a journey unlike any other. There are highs and lows, ups and downs – it’s like one giant roller coaster! To be responsible for the life and well being of another human being is a beautiful thing, but let's face it, at times it can feel thoroughly overwhelming, frustrating and exhausting!
(858) 758-2252 View (858) 758-2252
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Julie D Rosoff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North City, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
I’m a dedicated and compassionate clinical psychologist committed to guiding you on a journey toward mental well- being. With over 20 years of experience and a genuine passion for helping individuals navigate life’s challenges, I offer a safe and nurturing space for exploring thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My approach is rooted in empathy and evidence-based therapies, ensuring that you receive the highest level of care tailored to your unique needs. Raising 3 young children after the sudden loss of my husband enables me to uniquely understand grief, loss and resilience, the fears and joys of motherhood, and finding fulfillment.
I’m a dedicated and compassionate clinical psychologist committed to guiding you on a journey toward mental well- being. With over 20 years of experience and a genuine passion for helping individuals navigate life’s challenges, I offer a safe and nurturing space for exploring thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My approach is rooted in empathy and evidence-based therapies, ensuring that you receive the highest level of care tailored to your unique needs. Raising 3 young children after the sudden loss of my husband enables me to uniquely understand grief, loss and resilience, the fears and joys of motherhood, and finding fulfillment.
(858) 330-4149 View (858) 330-4149
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Goali Saedi Bocci
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Having trained at Notre Dame, UC Berkeley and Stanford, I bring rigorous scientific expertise into my clinical work with adolescents (ages 14-24), college students, and women. I assist clients with a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, vocational or academic concerns, ADHD, relationship concerns, eating disorders, perfectionism, life transitions, multicultural and identity concerns, as well as family of origin challenges. I often work with high-achieving individuals who find themselves looking for practical solutions to the barriers that impede their success.
Having trained at Notre Dame, UC Berkeley and Stanford, I bring rigorous scientific expertise into my clinical work with adolescents (ages 14-24), college students, and women. I assist clients with a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, vocational or academic concerns, ADHD, relationship concerns, eating disorders, perfectionism, life transitions, multicultural and identity concerns, as well as family of origin challenges. I often work with high-achieving individuals who find themselves looking for practical solutions to the barriers that impede their success.
(858) 408-6057 View (858) 408-6057
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Anna Solomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
My passion is in helping my clients see themselves as innately whole, healthy, and resilient. I work in partnership with my clients to identify their goals and together we collaborate to work toward these goals. I am an EMDR certified therapist and I provide IFS-informed EMDR therapy in addition to other talk therapy modalities.
My passion is in helping my clients see themselves as innately whole, healthy, and resilient. I work in partnership with my clients to identify their goals and together we collaborate to work toward these goals. I am an EMDR certified therapist and I provide IFS-informed EMDR therapy in addition to other talk therapy modalities.
(424) 253-5506 View (424) 253-5506
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Judy Kaplan Baron, Ph.D., Master Career Counselor
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, NCCC
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
Life can be challenging, frustrating, and difficult. Rather than being depressed anxious, angry, or frustrated, consider positive ways to move ahead. If career, relationship problems, or other personal issues are getting you down, learn how to overcome the difficulties. I offer practical strategies and insight that can make huge differences in the quality of your life. Sometimes, a different perspective or problem-solving idea provides enough clarity to help you be happier. For over 25 years, I have been assisting people just like you in making healthier, life changing decisions leading to happier, more fulfilling personal and professional lives.
Life can be challenging, frustrating, and difficult. Rather than being depressed anxious, angry, or frustrated, consider positive ways to move ahead. If career, relationship problems, or other personal issues are getting you down, learn how to overcome the difficulties. I offer practical strategies and insight that can make huge differences in the quality of your life. Sometimes, a different perspective or problem-solving idea provides enough clarity to help you be happier. For over 25 years, I have been assisting people just like you in making healthier, life changing decisions leading to happier, more fulfilling personal and professional lives.
(858) 481-8865 View (858) 481-8865
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Nazy Khorsandi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
I enjoy showing you your own divine potential as fully loving and successful beings. I will gently but directly encourage you to identify themes and patterns in your life that are no longer working for you. By gaining awareness you can explore new ways of being, thinking, and behaving. You’ll be able to reach and maintain the fulfilling life that you want and deserve to have. I will help you make peace with your past, gain insight, cultivate your inner strength, and overcome your challenges in dealing with daily stressors, childhood traumas, relationship issues, or emotional exhaustion. Together we can turn your wounds into wisdom.
I enjoy showing you your own divine potential as fully loving and successful beings. I will gently but directly encourage you to identify themes and patterns in your life that are no longer working for you. By gaining awareness you can explore new ways of being, thinking, and behaving. You’ll be able to reach and maintain the fulfilling life that you want and deserve to have. I will help you make peace with your past, gain insight, cultivate your inner strength, and overcome your challenges in dealing with daily stressors, childhood traumas, relationship issues, or emotional exhaustion. Together we can turn your wounds into wisdom.
(323) 310-2393 View (323) 310-2393
Photo of Center for Fertility Counseling, Dawn R. Galbo, Marriage & Family Therapist in North City, San Diego, CA
Center for Fertility Counseling, Dawn R. Galbo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MFC
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
Having a diagnosis of infertility can be devastating and the inability to conceive a child can feel overwhelming, like a life shattering crisis. I believe that working with a therapist who specializes in infertility and assisted reproduction 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 for family building.
Having a diagnosis of infertility can be devastating and the inability to conceive a child can feel overwhelming, like a life shattering crisis. I believe that working with a therapist who specializes in infertility and assisted reproduction 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 for family building.
(858) 609-8286 View (858) 609-8286
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Amy K Montague
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
I have worked as a licensed clinical psychologist for over 30 years, providing a wide range of psychological services including diagnostic evaluation; individual, marital and family psychotherapy; and parent guidance. In my practice today, I enjoy treating children, adolescents, adults and their families, working with them to build healthy, meaningful, and satisfying lives and relationships. More specific interests include helping people cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression and ADD/ADHD; adjust to life transitions and family changes; manage stress; and recover from traumatic experiences.
I have worked as a licensed clinical psychologist for over 30 years, providing a wide range of psychological services including diagnostic evaluation; individual, marital and family psychotherapy; and parent guidance. In my practice today, I enjoy treating children, adolescents, adults and their families, working with them to build healthy, meaningful, and satisfying lives and relationships. More specific interests include helping people cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression and ADD/ADHD; adjust to life transitions and family changes; manage stress; and recover from traumatic experiences.
(858) 554-0801 View (858) 554-0801
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Jonathan M Kramer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
PRACTICAL HELP. RESULTS ORIENTED. Want a happier and more successful life and relationship? I've had over 30 years of professional experience helping INDIVIDUALS and COUPLES have the life they want. I've been married over 30 years and know how to help you have a successful relationship too. Stop repeating old patters. Make changes for the better. Understand what's going wrong and know what to do about it, get control, communicate clearly, reignite the passion. Author, 'Why Men Don't Get Enough Sex & Women Don't Get Enough Love'. Results Oriented. Solution Focused. Email or Call Today for a Happier Tomorrow!
PRACTICAL HELP. RESULTS ORIENTED. Want a happier and more successful life and relationship? I've had over 30 years of professional experience helping INDIVIDUALS and COUPLES have the life they want. I've been married over 30 years and know how to help you have a successful relationship too. Stop repeating old patters. Make changes for the better. Understand what's going wrong and know what to do about it, get control, communicate clearly, reignite the passion. Author, 'Why Men Don't Get Enough Sex & Women Don't Get Enough Love'. Results Oriented. Solution Focused. Email or Call Today for a Happier Tomorrow!
(858) 376-7948 View (858) 376-7948
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Corinna Young Casey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
Stress can be caused by many things: change, relationships, work, health, or trauma, to name a few. However it develops, it can take its toll on you physically and emotionally when not managed. I will help you cope with the emotional, physical, and social challenges of handling everyday stress, healing from a traumatic event, living with a medical condition (e.g., chronic pain/headaches, illness), or adjusting to a loved one's illness. I know people are resilient, and I will work with you to keep stress a manageable part of your life, instead of your entire identity.
Stress can be caused by many things: change, relationships, work, health, or trauma, to name a few. However it develops, it can take its toll on you physically and emotionally when not managed. I will help you cope with the emotional, physical, and social challenges of handling everyday stress, healing from a traumatic event, living with a medical condition (e.g., chronic pain/headaches, illness), or adjusting to a loved one's illness. I know people are resilient, and I will work with you to keep stress a manageable part of your life, instead of your entire identity.
(858) 367-0914 View (858) 367-0914
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Margaret A. O'Hara
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LMHC, NCC, CASAC
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Are you stressed and use alcohol, other substances, food, exercise, sex, work, spending, gambling, or screen use excessively? Do you think “I got this” after planning a strict regimen for change only to break it soon after? Do failed attempts cause you to feel down? Do you long for past times when you could enjoy these pleasures? Do you suspect there may be core issues that drive these behaviors but fear slowing down to explore them? Is there a personal or family history of trauma or emotional issues that causes anxiety? Do you feel exhausted and yearn to wake up refreshed? Are you isolating to avoid people who are concerned?
Are you stressed and use alcohol, other substances, food, exercise, sex, work, spending, gambling, or screen use excessively? Do you think “I got this” after planning a strict regimen for change only to break it soon after? Do failed attempts cause you to feel down? Do you long for past times when you could enjoy these pleasures? Do you suspect there may be core issues that drive these behaviors but fear slowing down to explore them? Is there a personal or family history of trauma or emotional issues that causes anxiety? Do you feel exhausted and yearn to wake up refreshed? Are you isolating to avoid people who are concerned?
(760) 592-0190 View (760) 592-0190
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Leon F. Seltzer
PhD
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
As a 15-year blogger for PsychToday, as of Nov '23 I've written over 570 posts--see http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self--which have received over 52 million views. My specialties are suggested by the topics I've written on: from an anger & self-image deficits, to stress & problematic relationships. I've also published a book on psychotherapy, and in 40 years plus have amassed over 40,000 hours of hands-on therapy experience. While I'm now retired from my clinical psychology practice, I'm still available for a single life consultation, or a series of same.
As a 15-year blogger for PsychToday, as of Nov '23 I've written over 570 posts--see http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self--which have received over 52 million views. My specialties are suggested by the topics I've written on: from an anger & self-image deficits, to stress & problematic relationships. I've also published a book on psychotherapy, and in 40 years plus have amassed over 40,000 hours of hands-on therapy experience. While I'm now retired from my clinical psychology practice, I'm still available for a single life consultation, or a series of same.
(858) 771-0321 View (858) 771-0321
Photo of Penelope Young Andrade, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North City, San Diego, CA
Penelope Young Andrade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
My ideal client is a person who doesn't want to give up on him/her/themself and the dream of a fulfilling life. I support clients to know the truth: they deserve love and success no matter what wounds they've experienced. I help people uncover the deep wisdom and restorative potential living within them. I do this gently in the present moment by reconnecting clients with healing, embodied emotional experience in safe connection with me. This gets vitality and intuition moving again I support people to take responsibility (but not blame) in any life/work/relationship upset because this is what works!
My ideal client is a person who doesn't want to give up on him/her/themself and the dream of a fulfilling life. I support clients to know the truth: they deserve love and success no matter what wounds they've experienced. I help people uncover the deep wisdom and restorative potential living within them. I do this gently in the present moment by reconnecting clients with healing, embodied emotional experience in safe connection with me. This gets vitality and intuition moving again I support people to take responsibility (but not blame) in any life/work/relationship upset because this is what works!
(858) 799-0079 View (858) 799-0079
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Debra L Jedeikin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MA , LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
Debra Jedeikin is a psychotherapist with 24 years of experience across two continents.HELPING FAMILIES HEAL: My goal is to heal families through respectful and compassionate communication. My "Changing Family" program helps children adjust in cases of divorce,blended families and bereavement. I specialize in treating children of all ages. INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: I work collaboratively with you to remove emotional obstacles, make peace with yourself and enrich your Life in every way! Your time is now ! COUPLES: I work with couples to develop conflict resolution skills, respectful communication, physical / emotional intimacy. My goal for you is connection, love and laughter.
Debra Jedeikin is a psychotherapist with 24 years of experience across two continents.HELPING FAMILIES HEAL: My goal is to heal families through respectful and compassionate communication. My "Changing Family" program helps children adjust in cases of divorce,blended families and bereavement. I specialize in treating children of all ages. INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: I work collaboratively with you to remove emotional obstacles, make peace with yourself and enrich your Life in every way! Your time is now ! COUPLES: I work with couples to develop conflict resolution skills, respectful communication, physical / emotional intimacy. My goal for you is connection, love and laughter.
(858) 367-0900 View (858) 367-0900
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Erika Ramos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
Waitlist for new clients
My primary goal is to form empathic and compassionate relationships with my clients that will allow for the necessary teamwork to address and overcome the obstacles they are facing. I understand past and present difficulties within the context of family relationships. I think of each person as unique, dynamic, and changeable. I will adapt the treatment approach to my client's needs to enhance the emotional growth by promoting balanced lifestyles, positive self-esteem, and essential life skills.
My primary goal is to form empathic and compassionate relationships with my clients that will allow for the necessary teamwork to address and overcome the obstacles they are facing. I understand past and present difficulties within the context of family relationships. I think of each person as unique, dynamic, and changeable. I will adapt the treatment approach to my client's needs to enhance the emotional growth by promoting balanced lifestyles, positive self-esteem, and essential life skills.
(619) 356-0378 View (619) 356-0378
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Maxine Seltzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
The fact that you're now seeking to find just the right therapist for yourself tells me you've already begun the process of confronting your personal obstacles. As a therapist, one of the first things I do-—collaboratively-—is to help you more concretely define the specific goals you wish to achieve. I then shape my interventions to help you locate the strengths and understandings that, further developed, will most efficiently enable you to accomplish this. The goals themselves might relate to solving a particular problem; improving, or changing, your relationship; healing from past psychological wounds; or perhaps improving your self-image generally.
The fact that you're now seeking to find just the right therapist for yourself tells me you've already begun the process of confronting your personal obstacles. As a therapist, one of the first things I do-—collaboratively-—is to help you more concretely define the specific goals you wish to achieve. I then shape my interventions to help you locate the strengths and understandings that, further developed, will most efficiently enable you to accomplish this. The goals themselves might relate to solving a particular problem; improving, or changing, your relationship; healing from past psychological wounds; or perhaps improving your self-image generally.
(858) 217-4918 View (858) 217-4918
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Peter Roussos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North City, 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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Explore Counseling Group (nee Caldwell-Clark)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AMFT, APC
Verified Verified
North City, San Diego, CA 92130
New name - same quality counseling! A nonprofit established by Ben Caldwell and Aimee Clark in 2011, we have a team of compassionate and skilled associates ready to provide high-quality, affordable services to inform, improve, restore, and strengthen both the individual sense of self, and human relationships. Our focus includes, but is not limited to: Couples, Families, Parenting, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Problems, Grief and Hospice, High Conflict Relationships, and Behavior Problems. Our counselors are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy (EMDR), and more.
New name - same quality counseling! A nonprofit established by Ben Caldwell and Aimee Clark in 2011, we have a team of compassionate and skilled associates ready to provide high-quality, affordable services to inform, improve, restore, and strengthen both the individual sense of self, and human relationships. Our focus includes, but is not limited to: Couples, Families, Parenting, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Problems, Grief and Hospice, High Conflict Relationships, and Behavior Problems. Our counselors are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy (EMDR), and more.
(858) 368-4059 View (858) 368-4059

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Number of Therapists in North City, San Diego, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in North City, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
70% Stress
67% Coping Skills
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in North City, San Diego, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North City, 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.