Therapists in Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA

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Susmita Thukral
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
We all struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, feeling stuck and relationship problems from time to time. It is a sign of strength to ask for help and reach out for therapy. In a safe and nonjudgmental space we can work together to help you overcome your issues and struggles. I am committed to creating this space for you in therapy so we can make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to bring positive changes in your life. I am open to listening to and working through your worries, wishes, conflicts and any experiences you want to share with me.
We all struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, feeling stuck and relationship problems from time to time. It is a sign of strength to ask for help and reach out for therapy. In a safe and nonjudgmental space we can work together to help you overcome your issues and struggles. I am committed to creating this space for you in therapy so we can make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to bring positive changes in your life. I am open to listening to and working through your worries, wishes, conflicts and any experiences you want to share with me.
(858) 358-4395 View (858) 358-4395
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Jose Cherbowsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFC
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
In therapeutic processes, counselors and patients are challenged to create a platform that encourages change and enhances the quality of life. Counseling is a unique opportunity to build an "internal kaleidoscope" that helps us see and understand life in multiple ways. . I offer bilingual (English/Spanish) services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. The techniques I use include a combination of theoretical perspectives such as psychoanalytic, existentialist, and expressive art therapy. Education: Ph.D. in Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist .Certification: Expressive Arts Therapy (UCSD) Training: Group Psychotherapist (AMPAG) . I look forward to working with you.!
In therapeutic processes, counselors and patients are challenged to create a platform that encourages change and enhances the quality of life. Counseling is a unique opportunity to build an "internal kaleidoscope" that helps us see and understand life in multiple ways. . I offer bilingual (English/Spanish) services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. The techniques I use include a combination of theoretical perspectives such as psychoanalytic, existentialist, and expressive art therapy. Education: Ph.D. in Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist .Certification: Expressive Arts Therapy (UCSD) Training: Group Psychotherapist (AMPAG) . I look forward to working with you.!
(760) 600-5580 View (760) 600-5580
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Sarah A Zucker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
Hey! You’ve likely arrived here because you’ve been in a dark place and might be ready for a change. You’re tired of carrying around the burden of your trauma, anxiety, or the weight of your substance use or secret addiction. Or you’re concerned about a loved one’s unhealthy behaviors. Maybe you feel ashamed and alone but the fear of being judged is finally being outweighed by the possibility that things could be better. Life is really hard, but we can do hard things with support. How I can help: •We can collaborate if you have ever had substance use concerns or addictive behaviors - past or present, in recovery or ongoing.
Hey! You’ve likely arrived here because you’ve been in a dark place and might be ready for a change. You’re tired of carrying around the burden of your trauma, anxiety, or the weight of your substance use or secret addiction. Or you’re concerned about a loved one’s unhealthy behaviors. Maybe you feel ashamed and alone but the fear of being judged is finally being outweighed by the possibility that things could be better. Life is really hard, but we can do hard things with support. How I can help: •We can collaborate if you have ever had substance use concerns or addictive behaviors - past or present, in recovery or ongoing.
(858) 465-4471 View (858) 465-4471
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Tatiana Benton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I provide mental health counseling to individuals in office/ or telehealth options. I am credentialed with Tricare and service military members and their families. I provide low cost and sliding scale psycho-educational assessments to adults. I can address issues such PTSD, postpartum, anxiety and panic disorders, personality disorders and eating disorders. I will protect your confidentiality and will meet all ethical standards associated with the practice of therapy.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I provide mental health counseling to individuals in office/ or telehealth options. I am credentialed with Tricare and service military members and their families. I provide low cost and sliding scale psycho-educational assessments to adults. I can address issues such PTSD, postpartum, anxiety and panic disorders, personality disorders and eating disorders. I will protect your confidentiality and will meet all ethical standards associated with the practice of therapy.
(858) 746-5350 View (858) 746-5350
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Julie Trim, PhD & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
Hello! Our clinic specializes in depression, anxiety, disordered eating and eating disorders (EDs), trauma and PTSD, and difficulties with emotion regulation. We also have extensive experience in providing therapy to college students, athletes, and LGBTQ clients. We offer a DBT skills group, a body image group, and a perfectionism group. Whenever possible, we use treatments that have proven efficacy, but we customize treatment to the particular needs of our clients. We approach our clients with respect, warmth, and cultural humility and feel that having a strong therapeutic relationship is central to the success of therapy.
Hello! Our clinic specializes in depression, anxiety, disordered eating and eating disorders (EDs), trauma and PTSD, and difficulties with emotion regulation. We also have extensive experience in providing therapy to college students, athletes, and LGBTQ clients. We offer a DBT skills group, a body image group, and a perfectionism group. Whenever possible, we use treatments that have proven efficacy, but we customize treatment to the particular needs of our clients. We approach our clients with respect, warmth, and cultural humility and feel that having a strong therapeutic relationship is central to the success of therapy.
(858) 295-0435 View (858) 295-0435
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Karen Therese Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
Are you feeling lost and alone in your struggles? There are times in life when we need guidance, education and support to navigate through difficult experiences. I recall the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child". I believe we need a village around us for a lifetime. Why go it alone when there are others to help? We are social beings after all. As a therapist, I use an eclectic approach pulling from various methods to best meet your individual needs. I also work closely with other practitioners as needed. My clients often find me to be relaxed, empathic and nurturing, often using humor as a healing element.
Are you feeling lost and alone in your struggles? There are times in life when we need guidance, education and support to navigate through difficult experiences. I recall the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child". I believe we need a village around us for a lifetime. Why go it alone when there are others to help? We are social beings after all. As a therapist, I use an eclectic approach pulling from various methods to best meet your individual needs. I also work closely with other practitioners as needed. My clients often find me to be relaxed, empathic and nurturing, often using humor as a healing element.
(619) 780-2507 View (619) 780-2507
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Madeline Polonia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
Are you often worried about school or work and feel stressed and overwhelmed with your responsibilities? Do you struggle to communicate what you need with your friends and family? I want to help you decrease your struggles in navigating your daily stressors and responsibilities. I will encourage you to make self-care a priority and practice coping strategies that will help you experience less stress and find more peace and joy in your life.
Are you often worried about school or work and feel stressed and overwhelmed with your responsibilities? Do you struggle to communicate what you need with your friends and family? I want to help you decrease your struggles in navigating your daily stressors and responsibilities. I will encourage you to make self-care a priority and practice coping strategies that will help you experience less stress and find more peace and joy in your life.
(858) 924-0181 View (858) 924-0181
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Hudson Jones
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
At the Center for Men’s Excellence, Dr. Jones provides therapy to adults, couples, and teens aged 13 and up. He also offers group therapy with men. Common areas of concern for Dr. Jones’ patients include stress and anxiety, relationship difficulties, work-life balance, reproductive/perinatal mental health, teen development, and depression. His background as a musician along with his extensive travel and dedication to cultural and spiritual exploration all inform his perspective as well as his intuitive attunement with his clients.
At the Center for Men’s Excellence, Dr. Jones provides therapy to adults, couples, and teens aged 13 and up. He also offers group therapy with men. Common areas of concern for Dr. Jones’ patients include stress and anxiety, relationship difficulties, work-life balance, reproductive/perinatal mental health, teen development, and depression. His background as a musician along with his extensive travel and dedication to cultural and spiritual exploration all inform his perspective as well as his intuitive attunement with his clients.
(858) 544-1116 View (858) 544-1116
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Tovah Krokoszynski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
Seeking therapy can be a transformative and courageous step toward a healthier, happier life. Every individual faces unique challenges and experiences, and therapy offers a safe and confidential space to explore and address these concerns. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth and self-discovery, reaching out for therapy is a powerful commitment to your well-being. I understand that it takes strength to ask for help, and I am dedicated to assisting you and collaborating with you on your journey toward healing, self-awareness, and personal empowerment.
Seeking therapy can be a transformative and courageous step toward a healthier, happier life. Every individual faces unique challenges and experiences, and therapy offers a safe and confidential space to explore and address these concerns. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth and self-discovery, reaching out for therapy is a powerful commitment to your well-being. I understand that it takes strength to ask for help, and I am dedicated to assisting you and collaborating with you on your journey toward healing, self-awareness, and personal empowerment.
(858) 683-1422 View (858) 683-1422
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Jennifer Phelps | Pathways Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
I love working with folks who might not know their own potential, who are finding their identity, have never been in therapy, or don’t want to be in therapy. I use my sense of humor and down-to-earth attitude to help create a welcoming therapeutic space.
I love working with folks who might not know their own potential, who are finding their identity, have never been in therapy, or don’t want to be in therapy. I use my sense of humor and down-to-earth attitude to help create a welcoming therapeutic space.
(619) 658-4474 View (619) 658-4474
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Farnaz Khoromi
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I strive to empower clients to make meaningful changes in their lives to create balance and foster growth. This empowerment begins with building a collaborative therapeutic relationship based on trust and understanding. Being from a diverse background myself, I recognize that each person's life circumstances, experiences, cultural diversity and beliefs are unique, and I work to develop an understanding of these factors and to see the world from the client's point of view.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I strive to empower clients to make meaningful changes in their lives to create balance and foster growth. This empowerment begins with building a collaborative therapeutic relationship based on trust and understanding. Being from a diverse background myself, I recognize that each person's life circumstances, experiences, cultural diversity and beliefs are unique, and I work to develop an understanding of these factors and to see the world from the client's point of view.
(858) 683-8240 View (858) 683-8240
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Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
We specialize and treat depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, addiction and relationship concerns. We also provide parent training and coaching. Our team specializes in working extensively with adolescents, children, and families in traditional outpatient services. My name is Jamak and I am the Co-Founder of Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. I use a humanistic, and culturally sensitive approach to all topics that may be encountered.
We specialize and treat depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, addiction and relationship concerns. We also provide parent training and coaching. Our team specializes in working extensively with adolescents, children, and families in traditional outpatient services. My name is Jamak and I am the Co-Founder of Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. I use a humanistic, and culturally sensitive approach to all topics that may be encountered.
(858) 753-6398 View (858) 753-6398
Jim Hatton
PhD
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
I'm Jim Hatton, Ph.D. I began my career as a neuroscientist, and then realized my calling for helping people. I spent the next 20 years as a Marriage and Family therapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, primarily working with people with OCD and Impulse Control Disorders like Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin Picking. Becoming very familiar with ERP and Habit Reversal skills for treating these sufferers, I saw the additional need for helping the others, both family and treating professionals, around them directly (and thereby indirectly helping the sufferers too). This is where I currently conduct these efforts.
I'm Jim Hatton, Ph.D. I began my career as a neuroscientist, and then realized my calling for helping people. I spent the next 20 years as a Marriage and Family therapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, primarily working with people with OCD and Impulse Control Disorders like Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin Picking. Becoming very familiar with ERP and Habit Reversal skills for treating these sufferers, I saw the additional need for helping the others, both family and treating professionals, around them directly (and thereby indirectly helping the sufferers too). This is where I currently conduct these efforts.
(858) 217-4894 View (858) 217-4894
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Joanna Savarese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
Dr. Joanna Savarese is a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist and the Founder of San Diego BrainWorks. Dr. Savarese and her team have specific and extensive training in neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological assessment. San Diego BrainWorks specializes in comprehensive evaluations, IEE (Independent Educational Evaluations) and differential diagnosis of specific learning disorders, ADHD, Autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health disorders, and genetic and medical disorders. Dr. Savarese conducts evaluations to aid in diagnostic specificity, treatment recommendations, and academic accommodations.
Dr. Joanna Savarese is a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist and the Founder of San Diego BrainWorks. Dr. Savarese and her team have specific and extensive training in neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological assessment. San Diego BrainWorks specializes in comprehensive evaluations, IEE (Independent Educational Evaluations) and differential diagnosis of specific learning disorders, ADHD, Autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health disorders, and genetic and medical disorders. Dr. Savarese conducts evaluations to aid in diagnostic specificity, treatment recommendations, and academic accommodations.
(858) 433-4283 View (858) 433-4283
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Jill Maher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
Not accepting new clients
Welcome and congratulations on taking your first steps towards healing and growth! I have been working with individuals and families impacted by trauma for 17 years across a variety of environments. I specialize in complex trauma, and I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I also provide support for people who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues in their recovery. I strive to help build a safe and non-judgmental space for you to cultivate your emotional well-being, develop healthy coping skills, and empower yourself.
Welcome and congratulations on taking your first steps towards healing and growth! I have been working with individuals and families impacted by trauma for 17 years across a variety of environments. I specialize in complex trauma, and I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I also provide support for people who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues in their recovery. I strive to help build a safe and non-judgmental space for you to cultivate your emotional well-being, develop healthy coping skills, and empower yourself.
(858) 295-1549 View (858) 295-1549
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Dr. Chloe Green
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
Not accepting new clients
CGreen Psychology, Inc offers a comprehensive range of specialized services, including psychological counseling, neuropsychological evaluation, cognitive rehabilitation, and psychoeducational evaluations. Led by Dr. Green, a seasoned professional with expertise in the treatment of adults and adolescents dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury, and other Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. At CGreen Psychology Inc, the main objective is to empower clients by optimizing their physical, cognitive, and emotional functions, all while ensuring that interventions align with the client's personal goals.
CGreen Psychology, Inc offers a comprehensive range of specialized services, including psychological counseling, neuropsychological evaluation, cognitive rehabilitation, and psychoeducational evaluations. Led by Dr. Green, a seasoned professional with expertise in the treatment of adults and adolescents dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury, and other Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. At CGreen Psychology Inc, the main objective is to empower clients by optimizing their physical, cognitive, and emotional functions, all while ensuring that interventions align with the client's personal goals.
(858) 330-0747 View (858) 330-0747
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Melee K Pal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
My clinical experience includes providing individual, family, and group therapy to individuals across the lifespan and with varying cultural backgrounds and presenting concerns. I have experience in working within varying levels of care within the hospital system as well as private outpatient practice. My research background has focused upon multicultural/acculturation issues, bicultural identity development, and utilizing integrative approaches to maintaining wellness. My years of experience and training allow me to utilize evidence based treatments in the treatment of health related conditions, mood disorders, and trauma.
My clinical experience includes providing individual, family, and group therapy to individuals across the lifespan and with varying cultural backgrounds and presenting concerns. I have experience in working within varying levels of care within the hospital system as well as private outpatient practice. My research background has focused upon multicultural/acculturation issues, bicultural identity development, and utilizing integrative approaches to maintaining wellness. My years of experience and training allow me to utilize evidence based treatments in the treatment of health related conditions, mood disorders, and trauma.
(442) 300-9395 View (442) 300-9395
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Elizabeth Donahue Marucheau, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
I have operated my private practice since 1991 and have 30 years of experience working in a wide variety of mental health settings. My approach works to eliminate symptoms that can interfere with living a life that is worth celebrating. My work is grounded in neuroscience principles, developmental theories, attachment theory, and polyvagal theory.
I have operated my private practice since 1991 and have 30 years of experience working in a wide variety of mental health settings. My approach works to eliminate symptoms that can interfere with living a life that is worth celebrating. My work is grounded in neuroscience principles, developmental theories, attachment theory, and polyvagal theory.
(619) 567-4688 View (619) 567-4688
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UpThink Personal Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
Working two decades as a therapist, clinical supervisor and business owner, I've developed expertise in marriage, family, individual and child counseling, conflict resolution, anger management, personal development, men's and women's issues. I have 25 years of experience in theater, art and improvisation. This background enables me to incorporate creativity into therapeutic settings. Living in different countries and traveling extensively, I've gained knowledge of different cultures. Experience in business, psychology, the arts and cultural diversity gives me a unique, multi-dimensional perspective for effecting therapeutic change.
Working two decades as a therapist, clinical supervisor and business owner, I've developed expertise in marriage, family, individual and child counseling, conflict resolution, anger management, personal development, men's and women's issues. I have 25 years of experience in theater, art and improvisation. This background enables me to incorporate creativity into therapeutic settings. Living in different countries and traveling extensively, I've gained knowledge of different cultures. Experience in business, psychology, the arts and cultural diversity gives me a unique, multi-dimensional perspective for effecting therapeutic change.
(619) 492-3737 View (619) 492-3737
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Bridget Aiello
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA 92121
I strive to provide affirmative spaces for clients and am honored to work with individuals whose identities related to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, body size, and ability intersect with their experiences around mental health. My experience spans working with children on the autism spectrum, mothers in recovery from substance and chemical dependency, short-term crisis counseling, and providing therapy to incarcerated individuals, college students, and adults with disordered eating.
I strive to provide affirmative spaces for clients and am honored to work with individuals whose identities related to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, body size, and ability intersect with their experiences around mental health. My experience spans working with children on the autism spectrum, mothers in recovery from substance and chemical dependency, short-term crisis counseling, and providing therapy to incarcerated individuals, college students, and adults with disordered eating.
(760) 452-9714 View (760) 452-9714

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Number of Therapists in Sorrento Mesa, San Diego, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$180

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

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
69% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Cigna and Evernorth
42% Aetna
41% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sorrento Mesa, San Diego?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.