Therapists in San Marcos, CA

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Therese Brooks
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Marcos, CA 92078  (Online Only)
I work with women: daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers, and the people who desire to enjoy healthy, loving relationships with them. Together we work to develop the insight and skills necessary to experience the pleasure of love. We may explore trauma, loss, grief, anger, repressed desire, lack of vitality, and current challenging relationships. My orientation is analytical, depth/archetypal, and feminist. I am trained to listen for ways in which your own unconscious is your truest guidance. Through this connection you may access hidden aspects of potential. Above all, I am in service to your feminine empowerment.
I work with women: daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers, and the people who desire to enjoy healthy, loving relationships with them. Together we work to develop the insight and skills necessary to experience the pleasure of love. We may explore trauma, loss, grief, anger, repressed desire, lack of vitality, and current challenging relationships. My orientation is analytical, depth/archetypal, and feminist. I am trained to listen for ways in which your own unconscious is your truest guidance. Through this connection you may access hidden aspects of potential. Above all, I am in service to your feminine empowerment.
(360) 967-9903 View (360) 967-9903
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Trisha Souza AMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Marcos, CA 92069
My name is Trisha Souza AMFT and I am a therapist for Mindbodyology: Integrative Mental Health & Wellness. I offer a collaborative approach, grounded in the belief that you are the expert in your life, and I am a vessel to help you find the path to peace of mind, body and spirit. My approach to therapy is to meet you where you are. I am here to walk alongside you as you journey into becoming the best version of yourself. I work with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress, personal transformation and specialize in Active Duty Military, Couples Therapy and also love working with teens and children.
My name is Trisha Souza AMFT and I am a therapist for Mindbodyology: Integrative Mental Health & Wellness. I offer a collaborative approach, grounded in the belief that you are the expert in your life, and I am a vessel to help you find the path to peace of mind, body and spirit. My approach to therapy is to meet you where you are. I am here to walk alongside you as you journey into becoming the best version of yourself. I work with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress, personal transformation and specialize in Active Duty Military, Couples Therapy and also love working with teens and children.
(760) 280-5494 View (760) 280-5494
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Therapeutic and Wellness Solution Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, AMFT, CST, PCC
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Do you find yourself thinking "I need to see a therapist." Then realize that you have been thinking this for months but haven't been able to make an appointment because you're just too busy and overwhelmed. Do you look at your spouse and think where did the spark go? Can you remember the last time that you were happy and enjoyed any aspect of your day? Or are you done with watching your child struggle with social skills, feelings of anxiety or accepting "no" as an answer. Then its time to give us a call and start making the improvements and changes you want in your life.
Do you find yourself thinking "I need to see a therapist." Then realize that you have been thinking this for months but haven't been able to make an appointment because you're just too busy and overwhelmed. Do you look at your spouse and think where did the spark go? Can you remember the last time that you were happy and enjoyed any aspect of your day? Or are you done with watching your child struggle with social skills, feelings of anxiety or accepting "no" as an answer. Then its time to give us a call and start making the improvements and changes you want in your life.
(442) 244-2733 View (442) 244-2733
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Gregory Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92078
I have been practicing in the field for 8 years. In that time I have gained experience working with individuals providing treatment for mood disorders, irrational core beliefs, and behavioral difficulties.
I have been practicing in the field for 8 years. In that time I have gained experience working with individuals providing treatment for mood disorders, irrational core beliefs, and behavioral difficulties.
(760) 465-0326 View (760) 465-0326
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Consuelo Woodland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Consuelo Woodland is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is bilingual in English/Spanish who has worked in the mental field with children, youth, adults, couples, families for more than 20 years. My passion to help others, personal experience, professional training has been a powerful tool supporting clients in reaching goals and enabling them to improve the quality of their lives, gain purpose and feel fulfilled. Consuelo's treatment approach is to focus in assisting clients to develop self-awareness, improve self-esteem, dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, attachment and relationship issues.
Consuelo Woodland is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is bilingual in English/Spanish who has worked in the mental field with children, youth, adults, couples, families for more than 20 years. My passion to help others, personal experience, professional training has been a powerful tool supporting clients in reaching goals and enabling them to improve the quality of their lives, gain purpose and feel fulfilled. Consuelo's treatment approach is to focus in assisting clients to develop self-awareness, improve self-esteem, dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, attachment and relationship issues.
(760) 253-8192 View (760) 253-8192
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Susanne M. Reno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92078
"It's not forgetting that heals. It's remembering." - Amy Greene. My area of focus is working with women and men who want to heal their mind and bodies from negative or traumatic experiences. Forgetting is not always an option because our bodies do remember. Common symptoms and complaints that can be related to traumatic events may be anxiety or depression, irritability and anger, frequent headaches, stomach-aches and fatigue. It can be difficult and overwhelming to reach out for support, but "forgetting" may no longer feel like an option for you.
"It's not forgetting that heals. It's remembering." - Amy Greene. My area of focus is working with women and men who want to heal their mind and bodies from negative or traumatic experiences. Forgetting is not always an option because our bodies do remember. Common symptoms and complaints that can be related to traumatic events may be anxiety or depression, irritability and anger, frequent headaches, stomach-aches and fatigue. It can be difficult and overwhelming to reach out for support, but "forgetting" may no longer feel like an option for you.
(858) 923-7429 View (858) 923-7429
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Maria Aurora San Pedro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Marcos, CA 92078
Hi there, my name is Aurora San Pedro and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of CA. Challenges are inevitable and being able to move beyond them requires effort to find what works best for you. Our minds are like a GARDEN. What we choose to nourish, will grow and what will grow will lead to our actions and behaviors. I am here to help you plant (replant) seeds that will help you live the life you truly want to have. When experiencing hardship, the resilience, courage and strength it takes to prioritize your needs can be challenging. I want to provide reassurance that you are not alone in getting there.
Hi there, my name is Aurora San Pedro and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of CA. Challenges are inevitable and being able to move beyond them requires effort to find what works best for you. Our minds are like a GARDEN. What we choose to nourish, will grow and what will grow will lead to our actions and behaviors. I am here to help you plant (replant) seeds that will help you live the life you truly want to have. When experiencing hardship, the resilience, courage and strength it takes to prioritize your needs can be challenging. I want to provide reassurance that you are not alone in getting there.
(760) 388-9035 View (760) 388-9035
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Diva Clair
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Ms. Clair is a Marriage Family Therapist with over 20 years experience treating adults in various settings including private practice, hospitals, residential chemical dependency, trauma centers, and military bases. She is client centered and bases treatment on each person's unique needs. Catherine is known for her direct, authentic, and deeply empathic style. She offers a broad array of traditional approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy, family of origin work, 12-step informed recovery concepts, as well as support for relationship transitions, LGBTQ, and young adult issues.
Ms. Clair is a Marriage Family Therapist with over 20 years experience treating adults in various settings including private practice, hospitals, residential chemical dependency, trauma centers, and military bases. She is client centered and bases treatment on each person's unique needs. Catherine is known for her direct, authentic, and deeply empathic style. She offers a broad array of traditional approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy, family of origin work, 12-step informed recovery concepts, as well as support for relationship transitions, LGBTQ, and young adult issues.
(760) 478-5607 View (760) 478-5607
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Veronica Gutierrez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Veronica Gutierrez, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in California. She earned her Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in 2004. She works with individuals of all ages. She has worked with various communities including the LGBTQ, low-income, and racial/ethnic communities. She speaks both English and Spanish. Her goals in therapy are to help individuals find harmony and stability in their lives and move forward in their life paths, finding happiness and success.
Veronica Gutierrez, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in California. She earned her Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in 2004. She works with individuals of all ages. She has worked with various communities including the LGBTQ, low-income, and racial/ethnic communities. She speaks both English and Spanish. Her goals in therapy are to help individuals find harmony and stability in their lives and move forward in their life paths, finding happiness and success.
(760) 824-5168 View (760) 824-5168
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Chanda Kizer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
I am a licensed therapist at Mindbodyology - Integrative Mental Health & Wellness. I am a trauma informed and culturally aware therapist, making me a caring and supportive clinician. I am focused on ensuring that individuals feel safe to discover their true selves, develop resilience and can navigate their futures in healthy and optimistic ways. I am a veteran of the US Army and have worked with a vast array of populations. My life experiences, education and training have made me the ideal therapist for individuals, couples or families who want to grow in positivity, building self-esteem and learning how to manage life’s stressors.
I am a licensed therapist at Mindbodyology - Integrative Mental Health & Wellness. I am a trauma informed and culturally aware therapist, making me a caring and supportive clinician. I am focused on ensuring that individuals feel safe to discover their true selves, develop resilience and can navigate their futures in healthy and optimistic ways. I am a veteran of the US Army and have worked with a vast array of populations. My life experiences, education and training have made me the ideal therapist for individuals, couples or families who want to grow in positivity, building self-esteem and learning how to manage life’s stressors.
(760) 209-1171 View (760) 209-1171
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Cultivating Wellness, Palomo Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069  (Online Only)
2024 Accepting NEW patients. Is your mental health suffering? Are you not yourself and withdrawing from others? Feeling stuck and finding it difficult to manage your day to day responsibilities? I work with adults and children struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, boundaries and self-esteem issues. As an LMFT with over 17 years experience, I meet my clients where they are at, utilizing a strength based approach. I believe we all have it within ourselves to heal and live the life we were meant to live. I provide therapy in English and Spanish and understand the challenges of being part of a multi-cultural family.
2024 Accepting NEW patients. Is your mental health suffering? Are you not yourself and withdrawing from others? Feeling stuck and finding it difficult to manage your day to day responsibilities? I work with adults and children struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, boundaries and self-esteem issues. As an LMFT with over 17 years experience, I meet my clients where they are at, utilizing a strength based approach. I believe we all have it within ourselves to heal and live the life we were meant to live. I provide therapy in English and Spanish and understand the challenges of being part of a multi-cultural family.
(760) 478-6610 View (760) 478-6610
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Amy M Price
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92078
Sometimes it takes a point-of-view outside your circle to see things differently, more clearly, or with different ideas of how to make change happen. My clients come in seeking guidance on how to do life better - how to communicate, or how to understand their value & purpose in the world or just at home. New insight, new tools, support & encouragement can make all the difference when you take the necessary step to care for yourself and ultimately, give your relationships the very best you.
Sometimes it takes a point-of-view outside your circle to see things differently, more clearly, or with different ideas of how to make change happen. My clients come in seeking guidance on how to do life better - how to communicate, or how to understand their value & purpose in the world or just at home. New insight, new tools, support & encouragement can make all the difference when you take the necessary step to care for yourself and ultimately, give your relationships the very best you.
(760) 292-3023 View (760) 292-3023
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Gali Goldwaser
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92078  (Online Only)
Dr. Goldwaser focuses on working with men in transition, career changes, divorce, breakups, relocation, child custody, and financial strain. He also maintains a general practice focused on anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. He offers a range of services, including emotional support animal letters (housing/travel), and life coaching . Dr. Goldwaser will help you feel better rapidly using a direct, but warm style to help you facilitate change and achieve your goals. His clients tend to make improvements quickly due to the focus on moving forward with life, rather than continually looking backwards.
Dr. Goldwaser focuses on working with men in transition, career changes, divorce, breakups, relocation, child custody, and financial strain. He also maintains a general practice focused on anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. He offers a range of services, including emotional support animal letters (housing/travel), and life coaching . Dr. Goldwaser will help you feel better rapidly using a direct, but warm style to help you facilitate change and achieve your goals. His clients tend to make improvements quickly due to the focus on moving forward with life, rather than continually looking backwards.
(760) 760-2430 View (760) 760-2430
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Jennifer Koch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Jennifer Koch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 1999. She earned her bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her master's degree in social work, with a concentration in children, youth, and families, from San Diego State University. Jennifer has extensive experience working with clients from a diverse range of cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Jennifer Koch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 1999. She earned her bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her master's degree in social work, with a concentration in children, youth, and families, from San Diego State University. Jennifer has extensive experience working with clients from a diverse range of cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
(760) 823-7890 View (760) 823-7890
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Ellen Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Ellen Griffin treats patients starting at 12 years old. Ellen Griffin, LMFT, holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In her 20 years of experience with individuals, groups, and families, Ellen employs cognitive behavioral techniques and the principles of positive psychology. Ellen has obtained additional training in relaxation techniques, trauma and EMDR. Anxiety, depression, life transitions, and couples issues are her areas of expertise. It is Ellen's belief that the well-being of each individual includes not only freedom from emotional pain, but also the presence of positive states.
Ellen Griffin treats patients starting at 12 years old. Ellen Griffin, LMFT, holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In her 20 years of experience with individuals, groups, and families, Ellen employs cognitive behavioral techniques and the principles of positive psychology. Ellen has obtained additional training in relaxation techniques, trauma and EMDR. Anxiety, depression, life transitions, and couples issues are her areas of expertise. It is Ellen's belief that the well-being of each individual includes not only freedom from emotional pain, but also the presence of positive states.
(760) 991-3626 View (760) 991-3626
Emilia Ramirez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Dr. Emilia Ramirez is both from Texas and California, loves what she does and considers it her calling. She has worked in the field of social services for approximately 25 years and began her training as a therapist in 2015. Dr. Ramirez completed her Clinical Psychology doctorate in 2011 in Dallas, Texas. Prior to this, she obtained a Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2009 in Dallas Texas and graduated as a fourth-generation Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2001, After completing graduate school, she moved back to California and is here to stay.
Dr. Emilia Ramirez is both from Texas and California, loves what she does and considers it her calling. She has worked in the field of social services for approximately 25 years and began her training as a therapist in 2015. Dr. Ramirez completed her Clinical Psychology doctorate in 2011 in Dallas, Texas. Prior to this, she obtained a Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2009 in Dallas Texas and graduated as a fourth-generation Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2001, After completing graduate school, she moved back to California and is here to stay.
(760) 970-8658 View (760) 970-8658
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Valeh Soltani, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Valeh Soltani, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist from the Bay Area who has worked with a diverse population such as adolescents, children, military members, military families, couples, individuals, all member of the LGBTQ community and provides care for patients who struggle with grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes and relationship issues. Valeh, has extensive experience with trauma and crisis intervention with 18 years of experience and 8 of those as a certified trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapist. Valeh’s treatment approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Valeh Soltani, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist from the Bay Area who has worked with a diverse population such as adolescents, children, military members, military families, couples, individuals, all member of the LGBTQ community and provides care for patients who struggle with grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes and relationship issues. Valeh, has extensive experience with trauma and crisis intervention with 18 years of experience and 8 of those as a certified trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapist. Valeh’s treatment approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(760) 483-4939 View (760) 483-4939
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Melanie Dawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Melanie Dawson holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and received her Marriage and Family Therapy license in 1992. She has worked with couples, children, adolescents and adults in private practice, family service agencies and a public school district. Her clinical experience includes working with anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment, trauma, parenting, couples, women's issues and adolescent and young adult concerns. Melanie draws from a variety of therapeutic techniques and uses short term treatment planning with achievable goals, giving attention to deeper issues when appropriate.
Melanie Dawson holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and received her Marriage and Family Therapy license in 1992. She has worked with couples, children, adolescents and adults in private practice, family service agencies and a public school district. Her clinical experience includes working with anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment, trauma, parenting, couples, women's issues and adolescent and young adult concerns. Melanie draws from a variety of therapeutic techniques and uses short term treatment planning with achievable goals, giving attention to deeper issues when appropriate.
(760) 309-6537 View (760) 309-6537
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Kim Lottes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92078  (Online Only)
I take people on a journey of initiation and reclamation to remember their true essence. My own path has involved listening within and following my heart's guidance. This allows me to offer a unique perspective aimed at healing and stepping into your wholeness. I received my master's degree in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco and have over ten years of experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse issues, and life transitions.
I take people on a journey of initiation and reclamation to remember their true essence. My own path has involved listening within and following my heart's guidance. This allows me to offer a unique perspective aimed at healing and stepping into your wholeness. I received my master's degree in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco and have over ten years of experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse issues, and life transitions.
(760) 993-3678 View (760) 993-3678
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Lenny Hughley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Hi, my name is Lenny Hughley, California license 112845. I like to create a space that is warm and nonjudgmental where individuals can freely talk about whatever they choose. My specialties include depression, anxiety, and stress management. Through therapy, I learned how to manage depression, anger, anxiety, and overcome low self-esteem. Through my practice I find it rewarding to help clients do the same.
Hi, my name is Lenny Hughley, California license 112845. I like to create a space that is warm and nonjudgmental where individuals can freely talk about whatever they choose. My specialties include depression, anxiety, and stress management. Through therapy, I learned how to manage depression, anger, anxiety, and overcome low self-esteem. Through my practice I find it rewarding to help clients do the same.
(760) 527-2253 View (760) 527-2253

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Number of Therapists in San Marcos, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in San Marcos, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
68% Life Transitions
67% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
65% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in San Marcos, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in San Marcos?

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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.