Therapists in North Park, San Diego, CA

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Matthew Holley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104
Not accepting new clients
It is my belief that every person can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. It can be helpful whether you're working through a specific, short-term problem or changing long-standing patterns of behavior, adjusting to an unexpected life change, gaining clarity about decisions or life goals, increasing self-confidence or self-realization, improving communication, or becoming more effective at regulating difficult emotions.
It is my belief that every person can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. It can be helpful whether you're working through a specific, short-term problem or changing long-standing patterns of behavior, adjusting to an unexpected life change, gaining clarity about decisions or life goals, increasing self-confidence or self-realization, improving communication, or becoming more effective at regulating difficult emotions.
(619) 304-9584 View (619) 304-9584
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Courtney Funk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92103
Welcome, I'm glad you're here! Finding time for yourself can be a daunting task, especially with the heavy demands of school/work. My client's are primarily college students, recent graduates, and young professionals seeking balance in their lives and a space to process life events. I strive to create a genuine, warm, trusting and collaborative space where my clients feel empowered to explore, process and heal.
Welcome, I'm glad you're here! Finding time for yourself can be a daunting task, especially with the heavy demands of school/work. My client's are primarily college students, recent graduates, and young professionals seeking balance in their lives and a space to process life events. I strive to create a genuine, warm, trusting and collaborative space where my clients feel empowered to explore, process and heal.
(858) 348-5512 View (858) 348-5512
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Karen Ivette Delgadillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92103
I am a bilingual, bi-cultural psychotherapist with the capability to provide therapy in both English and Spanish. I strive to provide a comfortable, judgement-free, therapeutic relationship with my clients in order to help them develop insight into their past and current struggles. I am very passionate about helping individuals process and heal their childhood wounds as they can have a huge impact throughout the course of our lives and can manifest in several different ways, such as, relationship issues, addictions, mental health struggles, and can also affect the way we transition into different stages of our lives.
I am a bilingual, bi-cultural psychotherapist with the capability to provide therapy in both English and Spanish. I strive to provide a comfortable, judgement-free, therapeutic relationship with my clients in order to help them develop insight into their past and current struggles. I am very passionate about helping individuals process and heal their childhood wounds as they can have a huge impact throughout the course of our lives and can manifest in several different ways, such as, relationship issues, addictions, mental health struggles, and can also affect the way we transition into different stages of our lives.
(619) 762-4101 View (619) 762-4101
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Mona Klausing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, AS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104
Our society teaches us to value independence, confidence and productivity – sometimes to the detriment of personal relationships and our own sense of self-worth. Almost daily we are bombarded with narrowly defined gender roles, and ‘rules’ around how we should look, act, think and feel. I enjoy collaborating with clients to reconsider the boundaries of their lives, how they create meaningful relationships, and in doing so, identify their preferred ways of engaging with the world around them. I have been a therapist for 10 years and in 2023 founded Avani Counseling, which serves clients all over California.
Our society teaches us to value independence, confidence and productivity – sometimes to the detriment of personal relationships and our own sense of self-worth. Almost daily we are bombarded with narrowly defined gender roles, and ‘rules’ around how we should look, act, think and feel. I enjoy collaborating with clients to reconsider the boundaries of their lives, how they create meaningful relationships, and in doing so, identify their preferred ways of engaging with the world around them. I have been a therapist for 10 years and in 2023 founded Avani Counseling, which serves clients all over California.
(619) 724-4725 View (619) 724-4725
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Hayden Dover
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CST
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92116
Do you and your partner struggle with communication issues, conflict or sexual issues that undermine your ability to have a fulfilling relationship? Do you feel hopeless and frustrated by the lack of intimacy in your relationship? Do you wish that your relationship could be more rewarding for you and your partner? I provide couples counseling, sex therapy and premarital counseling for couples because I believe that our intimate relationships are our best opportunities for deep connection, intimacy, support and pleasure.
Do you and your partner struggle with communication issues, conflict or sexual issues that undermine your ability to have a fulfilling relationship? Do you feel hopeless and frustrated by the lack of intimacy in your relationship? Do you wish that your relationship could be more rewarding for you and your partner? I provide couples counseling, sex therapy and premarital counseling for couples because I believe that our intimate relationships are our best opportunities for deep connection, intimacy, support and pleasure.
(619) 717-1832 View (619) 717-1832
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Alicia Lee Fong - Espacio Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping adults in their 30s who want to heal their childhood wounds, which are getting in their way of experiencing more secure attachments in their intimate relationships. Growing up witnessing dysfunctional interactions in our family of origin does not equip us with the best tools to have healthy relationships as adults. Relationship distress can be so overwhelming that it can drain our joy, creativity, work productivity, and even our health.
I specialize in helping adults in their 30s who want to heal their childhood wounds, which are getting in their way of experiencing more secure attachments in their intimate relationships. Growing up witnessing dysfunctional interactions in our family of origin does not equip us with the best tools to have healthy relationships as adults. Relationship distress can be so overwhelming that it can drain our joy, creativity, work productivity, and even our health.
(619) 314-6525 View (619) 314-6525
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Kristine M Chadsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104
Eyes Forward. Heart Open. As a holistic and integrative psychotherapist, my passion is towards empowering others to tune into their natural well being and align with the fuller version of themselves. Everyone has the ability to connect and harmonize with their true self, gain greater clarity and understanding of their higher purpose, and move into more joyful and satisfying lives. I utilize meditation, mindfulness, visualization, and expressive modalities to access greater self-awareness.
Eyes Forward. Heart Open. As a holistic and integrative psychotherapist, my passion is towards empowering others to tune into their natural well being and align with the fuller version of themselves. Everyone has the ability to connect and harmonize with their true self, gain greater clarity and understanding of their higher purpose, and move into more joyful and satisfying lives. I utilize meditation, mindfulness, visualization, and expressive modalities to access greater self-awareness.
(858) 924-0385 View (858) 924-0385
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Stacy T. Watnick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104
Human beings have great capacity for growth and change. Having a supportive guide through the process is both helpful and meaningful. My role is to help clients find their strengths and apply them to the areas in which they struggle. I work well with people who have realized their lives are not going the way they want, but can't quite figure out how to do things differently. I am an interactive, engaged, supportive and collaborative therapist. I genuinely enjoy helping people be in the world the in the ways they wish to be.
Human beings have great capacity for growth and change. Having a supportive guide through the process is both helpful and meaningful. My role is to help clients find their strengths and apply them to the areas in which they struggle. I work well with people who have realized their lives are not going the way they want, but can't quite figure out how to do things differently. I am an interactive, engaged, supportive and collaborative therapist. I genuinely enjoy helping people be in the world the in the ways they wish to be.
(619) 804-1958 View (619) 804-1958
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Erin Miggantz - Adult Autism Assessment
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
Our understanding of how autism presents in adults has increased exponentially in the last few years. We now know that autism can look very different in adults than it does in children, especially when someone has spent their lifetime trying to hide (or mask) their "non-neurotypical" traits. My speciality is in identifying autism among highly-masked adults who have been undiagnosed, or more commonly, misdiagnosed. I believe that correct diagnosis, no matter how late in life, can be meaningful, validating, and useful in planning for the future.
Our understanding of how autism presents in adults has increased exponentially in the last few years. We now know that autism can look very different in adults than it does in children, especially when someone has spent their lifetime trying to hide (or mask) their "non-neurotypical" traits. My speciality is in identifying autism among highly-masked adults who have been undiagnosed, or more commonly, misdiagnosed. I believe that correct diagnosis, no matter how late in life, can be meaningful, validating, and useful in planning for the future.
(858) 377-6022 View (858) 377-6022
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Sara Tafeen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. Deciding to reach out for support is a challenging but important step toward creating a life of meaning, satisfaction, and joy. Therapy is a place to express and unpack complicated feelings and negative thoughts and to practice new ways of relating and responding to yourself and others. Following treatment with me, clients typically report understanding themselves more fully, increased self-compassion and empathy, and richer, healthier communication with peers and loved ones. I care deeply about my clients and will be an active participant in helping you to create desired change.
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. Deciding to reach out for support is a challenging but important step toward creating a life of meaning, satisfaction, and joy. Therapy is a place to express and unpack complicated feelings and negative thoughts and to practice new ways of relating and responding to yourself and others. Following treatment with me, clients typically report understanding themselves more fully, increased self-compassion and empathy, and richer, healthier communication with peers and loved ones. I care deeply about my clients and will be an active participant in helping you to create desired change.
(619) 389-2427 View (619) 389-2427
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Veronica Viesca
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Whatever you are going through. I am here to help! I work with individuals, couples, and families without judgement! I provide tools to manage symptoms but also explore what is causing these symptoms and work to heal that as well. I believe our emotions and the way we connect to people in the world around us significantly impacts our overall health and even our longevity. We often aren't taught how to manage the stressors in our lives, but I am here to help!
Whatever you are going through. I am here to help! I work with individuals, couples, and families without judgement! I provide tools to manage symptoms but also explore what is causing these symptoms and work to heal that as well. I believe our emotions and the way we connect to people in the world around us significantly impacts our overall health and even our longevity. We often aren't taught how to manage the stressors in our lives, but I am here to help!
(619) 371-9223 View (619) 371-9223
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Keley Heckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
Are you exhausted from being hyper-independent, a perfectionist, workaholic, and feeling like you can’t rely on anyone else? I work with high achievers who are battling feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and overthinking. I use EMDR and IFS approaches to help you address anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment and relationship issues. Are you ready to take control of your life, uncover self-love, live authentically and find balance? As a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting I know first hand what it takes to heal through unthinkable events. Trauma does not need to be a life sentence and healing is absolutely possible.
Are you exhausted from being hyper-independent, a perfectionist, workaholic, and feeling like you can’t rely on anyone else? I work with high achievers who are battling feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and overthinking. I use EMDR and IFS approaches to help you address anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment and relationship issues. Are you ready to take control of your life, uncover self-love, live authentically and find balance? As a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting I know first hand what it takes to heal through unthinkable events. Trauma does not need to be a life sentence and healing is absolutely possible.
(619) 304-3114 View (619) 304-3114
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Carly Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92105  (Online Only)
Are you battling anxiety that feels like it holds you back from experiencing a full life? Or perhaps you're dealing with a loss that feels too heavy to hold. Or maybe you're in a relationship that is not turning out quite like you had planned or hoped? Whatever brings you to this page, I'm here to help walk with you. “Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” ― Anne Lamott
Are you battling anxiety that feels like it holds you back from experiencing a full life? Or perhaps you're dealing with a loss that feels too heavy to hold. Or maybe you're in a relationship that is not turning out quite like you had planned or hoped? Whatever brings you to this page, I'm here to help walk with you. “Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” ― Anne Lamott
(858) 901-7312 View (858) 901-7312
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Kimberly Ayres
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
Kimberly Ayres (she/her) is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California. With experience in community mental health, dual diagnosis treatment, and children’s outpatient care, Kimberly is driven by a strong passion for quality mental health treatment that integrates a systemic view of a person and their concerns. In other words, she likes to explore how your culture, gender, ethnicity, family, friends, and various environments impact your mental health.
Kimberly Ayres (she/her) is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California. With experience in community mental health, dual diagnosis treatment, and children’s outpatient care, Kimberly is driven by a strong passion for quality mental health treatment that integrates a systemic view of a person and their concerns. In other words, she likes to explore how your culture, gender, ethnicity, family, friends, and various environments impact your mental health.
(619) 367-0864 View (619) 367-0864
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Tara Hitchcock
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
As a dedicated therapist trainee at CFMHE, my duty is to offer support and understanding in how you want to navigate life's difficulties. My role is to ensure you feel advocated and honored in your journey towards mental health. I hope to create an open space of trust, dignity, and compassion in each session. My goal is to promote a better understanding of yourself and listen to your unique experiences. I integrate evidence-based practices and offer tools while being committed to what you want out of therapy. This approach is informed by my experience working with diverse communities.
As a dedicated therapist trainee at CFMHE, my duty is to offer support and understanding in how you want to navigate life's difficulties. My role is to ensure you feel advocated and honored in your journey towards mental health. I hope to create an open space of trust, dignity, and compassion in each session. My goal is to promote a better understanding of yourself and listen to your unique experiences. I integrate evidence-based practices and offer tools while being committed to what you want out of therapy. This approach is informed by my experience working with diverse communities.
(619) 492-4618 View (619) 492-4618
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Melissa J. Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
I'm accepting new telehealth clients. Do you struggle with anxiety, trauma, or depression? My approach focuses on processing painful emotions through psychotherapy and mind/body exercises. Through a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing I help you learn skills to respond to life's challenges instead of reacting from emotion. This combination helps to improve well-being and balance the nervous system. I provide a safe, supportive space from which you can express yourself, and explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
I'm accepting new telehealth clients. Do you struggle with anxiety, trauma, or depression? My approach focuses on processing painful emotions through psychotherapy and mind/body exercises. Through a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing I help you learn skills to respond to life's challenges instead of reacting from emotion. This combination helps to improve well-being and balance the nervous system. I provide a safe, supportive space from which you can express yourself, and explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(619) 332-0137 View (619) 332-0137
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Alice Lim
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist, licensed in NYS and CA, offering teletherapy to residents of both states. I am also a returned Peace Corps volunteer and aspire for cultural humility and sensitivity in my practice. My training background is in child, adolescent, and adult individual and group therapy, as well as in neuropsychology from teaching hospitals: Brown, Harvard, and NYU; I completed my postdoctoral training at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. I use an integrated approach to treatment, incorporating a range of evidence-based therapy and my broad training experience to meet the diversity of presentations of my clients.
I am a psychologist, licensed in NYS and CA, offering teletherapy to residents of both states. I am also a returned Peace Corps volunteer and aspire for cultural humility and sensitivity in my practice. My training background is in child, adolescent, and adult individual and group therapy, as well as in neuropsychology from teaching hospitals: Brown, Harvard, and NYU; I completed my postdoctoral training at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. I use an integrated approach to treatment, incorporating a range of evidence-based therapy and my broad training experience to meet the diversity of presentations of my clients.
(619) 949-3591 View (619) 949-3591
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Lydia Stanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, San Diego, CA 92176  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you thinking of going to therapy for relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, stress, a life transition, or grief? I am a compassionate and seasoned clinician using Eastern and Western modalities to treat and prevent mental illness. I will help you build a tool box and teach you coping and communications skills. Or maybe you want to take that life journey of self-discovery, personal growth and spirituality. If you long to face the difficulties we all have in being human, we are likely to be a good fit. Clients that are introspective, contemplative and curious find my integrative approach beneficial.
Are you thinking of going to therapy for relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, stress, a life transition, or grief? I am a compassionate and seasoned clinician using Eastern and Western modalities to treat and prevent mental illness. I will help you build a tool box and teach you coping and communications skills. Or maybe you want to take that life journey of self-discovery, personal growth and spirituality. If you long to face the difficulties we all have in being human, we are likely to be a good fit. Clients that are introspective, contemplative and curious find my integrative approach beneficial.
(619) 378-0467 View (619) 378-0467
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Marc Wolford
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Park, San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
As a therapist at CFMHE, I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and adolescents navigate life's challenges and rediscover their path to well-being. We all get derailed sometimes, and it can be difficult to get back on track. Whether it's loss, hardship, shame, or fear, your distress is real. You are not wrong for feeling how you do, and you have a chance to feel better. My multidisciplinary background in relational fields, including sports medicine, medical sales, and home healthcare, has equipped me with a unique perspective and a wide range of tools to support my clients in their healing and growth.
As a therapist at CFMHE, I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and adolescents navigate life's challenges and rediscover their path to well-being. We all get derailed sometimes, and it can be difficult to get back on track. Whether it's loss, hardship, shame, or fear, your distress is real. You are not wrong for feeling how you do, and you have a chance to feel better. My multidisciplinary background in relational fields, including sports medicine, medical sales, and home healthcare, has equipped me with a unique perspective and a wide range of tools to support my clients in their healing and growth.
(619) 473-4495 View (619) 473-4495
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Dr. Lynn Northrop
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
North Park, San Diego, CA 92104
Anxiety, grief, chronic illness, depression, trauma, injustice & change can narrow our lives. They can cause us to lose joy, purpose & meaning. Dr. Northrop helps people grow, rebuild, & find their best life, even in the context of difficult experiences & emotions. She is committed to evidence-based treatment guided by values of authenticity, kindness, social justice, creativity, curiosity, collaboration, flexibility, and patience. She has a special love for working with creatives – musicians, artists, actors. She is a staunch ally of the LGBTQI+ community. She has a passion for being a therapist for other therapists.
Anxiety, grief, chronic illness, depression, trauma, injustice & change can narrow our lives. They can cause us to lose joy, purpose & meaning. Dr. Northrop helps people grow, rebuild, & find their best life, even in the context of difficult experiences & emotions. She is committed to evidence-based treatment guided by values of authenticity, kindness, social justice, creativity, curiosity, collaboration, flexibility, and patience. She has a special love for working with creatives – musicians, artists, actors. She is a staunch ally of the LGBTQI+ community. She has a passion for being a therapist for other therapists.
(619) 404-1958 View (619) 404-1958

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Number of Therapists in North Park, San Diego, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$165

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

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
58% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Park, 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.