Therapists in Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

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Leticia Cantor-Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Leticia Cantor-Lopez. I am a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. My approach is client centered. My interventions include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma informed, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution focused, problem solving skills, self-regulation and mindfulness techniques, and coping techniques. My experience includes treating children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, adjustment, behavioral issues, relationships issues, and acute stress.
My name is Leticia Cantor-Lopez. I am a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. My approach is client centered. My interventions include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma informed, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution focused, problem solving skills, self-regulation and mindfulness techniques, and coping techniques. My experience includes treating children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, adjustment, behavioral issues, relationships issues, and acute stress.
(858) 321-8286 View (858) 321-8286
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Adrian Reveles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Adrian Reveles. I am a compassionate, seasoned, and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in reducing negative symptoms and behaviors stemming from traumatic experiences, grief & loss, substance abuse, work stress, partner/marital conflict, family conflict, and family stress due to gang involvement and substance abuse. I work with clients via telehealth, serving many populations, cultures, and groups. I aim to help (YOU) move forward through healing, learning how to manage anxiety, empowering (YOU), and psycho-education.
My name is Adrian Reveles. I am a compassionate, seasoned, and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in reducing negative symptoms and behaviors stemming from traumatic experiences, grief & loss, substance abuse, work stress, partner/marital conflict, family conflict, and family stress due to gang involvement and substance abuse. I work with clients via telehealth, serving many populations, cultures, and groups. I aim to help (YOU) move forward through healing, learning how to manage anxiety, empowering (YOU), and psycho-education.
(858) 267-4609 View (858) 267-4609
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Dr. Ida Fariba
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Taking the first step toward transformation is the hardest part, and you just did it! I use an integrative and holistic approach to help you pull out the weeds from the roots. I work from a foundation of attachment theory and I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I believe in the power of vulnerability and connection to ourselves and others. I am trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and also incorporate the body, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and music all as tools to expand and explore what is happening in your life.
Taking the first step toward transformation is the hardest part, and you just did it! I use an integrative and holistic approach to help you pull out the weeds from the roots. I work from a foundation of attachment theory and I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I believe in the power of vulnerability and connection to ourselves and others. I am trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and also incorporate the body, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and music all as tools to expand and explore what is happening in your life.
(858) 683-1915 View (858) 683-1915
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Marni Stueland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
I have been working in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy for over 25 years. I graduated from The University of Southern California in 1994 and received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at The University of San Diego in 1997. My focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My goal is to bring a sense of warmth and compassion to the therapy process, valuing a focus on each individual's strengths and resiliency. I bring my clinical knowledge as well as my personal life experiences to the therapy process.
I have been working in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy for over 25 years. I graduated from The University of Southern California in 1994 and received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at The University of San Diego in 1997. My focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My goal is to bring a sense of warmth and compassion to the therapy process, valuing a focus on each individual's strengths and resiliency. I bring my clinical knowledge as well as my personal life experiences to the therapy process.
(858) 217-5840 View (858) 217-5840
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Jordanne Stacy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you. Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you. Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
(858) 358-7312 View (858) 358-7312
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Lisa Spindle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
I am a contagiously energetic Licensed Clinical Social Work with a history of working with a variety of people encountering life changes. My education and experience has led me to work with adults, young adults, teens and military service members. Life happens to us all, no matter the age or issue, and sometimes we need help with figuring things out. I'm passionate about helping others to excell, and offer nonjudegmental care, based on ethical practices to assist with improving the quality of your life.
I am a contagiously energetic Licensed Clinical Social Work with a history of working with a variety of people encountering life changes. My education and experience has led me to work with adults, young adults, teens and military service members. Life happens to us all, no matter the age or issue, and sometimes we need help with figuring things out. I'm passionate about helping others to excell, and offer nonjudegmental care, based on ethical practices to assist with improving the quality of your life.
(858) 434-8507 View (858) 434-8507
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Uplift Mandarin Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
Discover a world of healing and growth with Uplift Therapy, a non-profit mental health organization that offers expert care and unwavering privacy. Whether you're seeking personal growth, trauma support, or improved relationships, we stand beside you. We specialize in empowering students, youth, and professionals, addressing challenges related to school, career, relationships, and more. We also support individuals from immigrant backgrounds with their mental health needs.
Discover a world of healing and growth with Uplift Therapy, a non-profit mental health organization that offers expert care and unwavering privacy. Whether you're seeking personal growth, trauma support, or improved relationships, we stand beside you. We specialize in empowering students, youth, and professionals, addressing challenges related to school, career, relationships, and more. We also support individuals from immigrant backgrounds with their mental health needs.
(201) 625-1958 View (201) 625-1958
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Penelope Young Andrade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
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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Jennifer B Lofft
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
If you are here today because your teen or child is feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, unmotivated, or your family is stuck in conflict; you are in the right place. Parenting a struggling child can be a frightening and isolating experience and you don't have to do it alone. Using your feelings of fear, frustration, and maybe grief; to push for help and change, is pure courage. Returning to that place, where your child feels good again and your family feels like home, is a beautiful and realistic goal.
If you are here today because your teen or child is feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, unmotivated, or your family is stuck in conflict; you are in the right place. Parenting a struggling child can be a frightening and isolating experience and you don't have to do it alone. Using your feelings of fear, frustration, and maybe grief; to push for help and change, is pure courage. Returning to that place, where your child feels good again and your family feels like home, is a beautiful and realistic goal.
(760) 573-2386 View (760) 573-2386
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Zoe Camp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Zoe Camp, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a warm therapist who is passionate about working with individuals ages 15 and older. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment, trauma, grief and difficulties in relationships. I specialize in working with young adults who are experiencing a major life transition or difficulty adjusting to this phase of life as it relates to careers, relationships, lifestyles, and family.
My name is Zoe Camp, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a warm therapist who is passionate about working with individuals ages 15 and older. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment, trauma, grief and difficulties in relationships. I specialize in working with young adults who are experiencing a major life transition or difficulty adjusting to this phase of life as it relates to careers, relationships, lifestyles, and family.
(858) 330-2109 View (858) 330-2109
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Brenda Bridges
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
Hello, I'm Brenda! I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will also genuinely provide support and hope, especially when your life seems to be more than you can handle.
Hello, I'm Brenda! I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will also genuinely provide support and hope, especially when your life seems to be more than you can handle.
(858) 683-8776 View (858) 683-8776
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Polina Eidelman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
I was trained as a clinical scientist at UC Berkeley and have been dedicated to providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in a compassionate, warm, individualized, flexible, and collaborative manner for over 10 years. Many of my patients are accomplished and highly intelligent people who are objectively doing well in their lives but struggle to feel fulfilled and successful. If this sounds like you, or if you are experiencing feelings of shame, depression, irritability, trouble sleeping, shame, anxiety, difficulties making decisions, a feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed, or trouble managing your emotions, I can help.
I was trained as a clinical scientist at UC Berkeley and have been dedicated to providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in a compassionate, warm, individualized, flexible, and collaborative manner for over 10 years. Many of my patients are accomplished and highly intelligent people who are objectively doing well in their lives but struggle to feel fulfilled and successful. If this sounds like you, or if you are experiencing feelings of shame, depression, irritability, trouble sleeping, shame, anxiety, difficulties making decisions, a feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed, or trouble managing your emotions, I can help.
(619) 771-0464 View (619) 771-0464
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Jennifer Konzen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CST, CCDC
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92120  (Online Only)
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
(858) 217-4992 View (858) 217-4992
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Elisabeth Caetano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92127
How in the world do I navigate the ups and downs of life? You are an accomplished woman who has juggled and spun plates at the same time and have gotten through tough times before. But this ONE thing has you spiralling down the rabbit hole. You might be asking, what has changed? Why the heck am I so out of whack? You want to feel hopeful towards the future and get back in touch with balancing the real you with trusting your instincts.
How in the world do I navigate the ups and downs of life? You are an accomplished woman who has juggled and spun plates at the same time and have gotten through tough times before. But this ONE thing has you spiralling down the rabbit hole. You might be asking, what has changed? Why the heck am I so out of whack? You want to feel hopeful towards the future and get back in touch with balancing the real you with trusting your instincts.
(858) 780-4222 View (858) 780-4222
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Azita Hickey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist that utilizes evidenced based treatment modalities to help you manage stress, depression, anxiety, grief, identity conflicts, and perinatal mental health. I can help you navigate relationship difficulties, managing chronic stress, conquering perfectionism, and finding the balance you seek in life. Life is full of transitions, and I'm dedicated to being your support through them all, whether you're facing graduation, considering a career change, navigating the complexities of breakups and relationships, or dealing with the with the uncertainties of parenthood and fertility.
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist that utilizes evidenced based treatment modalities to help you manage stress, depression, anxiety, grief, identity conflicts, and perinatal mental health. I can help you navigate relationship difficulties, managing chronic stress, conquering perfectionism, and finding the balance you seek in life. Life is full of transitions, and I'm dedicated to being your support through them all, whether you're facing graduation, considering a career change, navigating the complexities of breakups and relationships, or dealing with the with the uncertainties of parenthood and fertility.
(619) 771-0514 View (619) 771-0514
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Shannon Casey
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92172  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma achieve the happier and more fulfilling lives they desire. These challenges are often complicated by lack of motivation, trouble experiencing pleasure, self-deprecating thoughts, interpersonal conflicts, and feeling as if you don’t have direction in your life.
I specialize in helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma achieve the happier and more fulfilling lives they desire. These challenges are often complicated by lack of motivation, trouble experiencing pleasure, self-deprecating thoughts, interpersonal conflicts, and feeling as if you don’t have direction in your life.
(657) 900-4151 View (657) 900-4151
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Emily Gaines
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Depression, anxiety, past traumas or life changes can present roadblocks that negatively impact your life. Does that sound familiar to what you are experiencing? It can feel hopeless and overwhelming when faced with these roadblocks, but I can help you. I work with individuals and families to assess what issues are impacting your life, then we collaboratively develop a plan to navigate a path of healing.
Depression, anxiety, past traumas or life changes can present roadblocks that negatively impact your life. Does that sound familiar to what you are experiencing? It can feel hopeless and overwhelming when faced with these roadblocks, but I can help you. I work with individuals and families to assess what issues are impacting your life, then we collaboratively develop a plan to navigate a path of healing.
(530) 680-1874 View (530) 680-1874
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Sonia Aguilar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been practicing as a clinician since 2006. Firstly, building a meaningful therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my approach. In individual, couples, and adolescent therapy sessions, I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills along with mindfulness to recognize and reevaluate how previous life experiences have possibly negatively impacted your beliefs, coping skills, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors, which might be keeping you stuck in feelings of anxiety, depression or unhealthy ways of relating.
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been practicing as a clinician since 2006. Firstly, building a meaningful therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my approach. In individual, couples, and adolescent therapy sessions, I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills along with mindfulness to recognize and reevaluate how previous life experiences have possibly negatively impacted your beliefs, coping skills, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors, which might be keeping you stuck in feelings of anxiety, depression or unhealthy ways of relating.
(858) 330-2996 View (858) 330-2996
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Courtney Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Courtney Farrell Swanson, and I am an LCSW. I provide strengths-based, client-centered therapy. I believe that connection is an important part of the therapeutic relationship, whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, PTSD or other traumas. I have worked with a wide spectrum of mental health issues, ranging from mild depression and anxiety to severe mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders. I have worked with many clients from the LGBTQIA community, as well as all age groups. I prefer transitional-aged youth to the elderly population.
My name is Courtney Farrell Swanson, and I am an LCSW. I provide strengths-based, client-centered therapy. I believe that connection is an important part of the therapeutic relationship, whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, PTSD or other traumas. I have worked with a wide spectrum of mental health issues, ranging from mild depression and anxiety to severe mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders. I have worked with many clients from the LGBTQIA community, as well as all age groups. I prefer transitional-aged youth to the elderly population.
(858) 434-1428 View (858) 434-1428
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Andrew Thomas Brandon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I bring an open, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach to therapy. I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I started my career as an HIV test counselor, supporting people through what can be a scary and difficult time. I later earned my master's in social work from San Diego State University, where my area of study was community mental health. Serving the community and connecting with individuals has been a driving force in my career. I know it is really difficult to be human. My values of compassion and empathy drive me to do this work.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I bring an open, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach to therapy. I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I started my career as an HIV test counselor, supporting people through what can be a scary and difficult time. I later earned my master's in social work from San Diego State University, where my area of study was community mental health. Serving the community and connecting with individuals has been a driving force in my career. I know it is really difficult to be human. My values of compassion and empathy drive me to do this work.
(858) 330-5520 View (858) 330-5520

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Number of Therapists in Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Penasquitos, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
62% Self Esteem
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Penasquitos, San Diego, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Penasquitos, 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.