Therapists in San Pedro, CA

Photo of Monica Bezzi Demas, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Pedro, CA
Monica Bezzi Demas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, RAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Pedro, CA 90731
I have a passion for what I do and I believe that all human beings share similar traits that allow us to understand and empathize with one another. I see my role as a facilitator in this process and believe that everyone has the strength and ability within themselves to grow, change, and heal. I walk my clients through the path of transformation, explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and provide them with new tools necessary to take control of their lives.
I have a passion for what I do and I believe that all human beings share similar traits that allow us to understand and empathize with one another. I see my role as a facilitator in this process and believe that everyone has the strength and ability within themselves to grow, change, and heal. I walk my clients through the path of transformation, explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and provide them with new tools necessary to take control of their lives.
(310) 895-9765 View (310) 895-9765
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Stephanie Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731
Hi, my name is Stephanie Adams! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have been in this field for 5 years. I have worked with young and older adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, and loneliness, using Cognitive Behavorial Therapy, and Strength-Based Practices, and Psychodynamic Therapy to help my clients start making positive changes and feeling better about themselves. My communication style is calm, thorough, transparent, and personable. I want my clients to feel comfortable when talking with me about anything, and I hold true to my ability to listen without judgment.
Hi, my name is Stephanie Adams! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have been in this field for 5 years. I have worked with young and older adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, and loneliness, using Cognitive Behavorial Therapy, and Strength-Based Practices, and Psychodynamic Therapy to help my clients start making positive changes and feeling better about themselves. My communication style is calm, thorough, transparent, and personable. I want my clients to feel comfortable when talking with me about anything, and I hold true to my ability to listen without judgment.
(424) 526-5481 View (424) 526-5481
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Griselda Galván
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731
I enjoy working with a variety of people, especially those that are ready to make a change in their life. I understand that therapy is an extremely difficult process and stigmatized for many of those around us, but developing a strong therapeutic relationship can assist in providing a positive experience during a difficult time. I like to identify the root of the problem quickly and together find solutions that will work for your life. I believe together we can work towards building insight, understanding yourself and your choices, develop positive coping skills, increased communication and healthy relationships.
I enjoy working with a variety of people, especially those that are ready to make a change in their life. I understand that therapy is an extremely difficult process and stigmatized for many of those around us, but developing a strong therapeutic relationship can assist in providing a positive experience during a difficult time. I like to identify the root of the problem quickly and together find solutions that will work for your life. I believe together we can work towards building insight, understanding yourself and your choices, develop positive coping skills, increased communication and healthy relationships.
(310) 340-6018 View (310) 340-6018
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Bruce Scott Riley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731
I have spent over 20 years working with individuals, couples, small groups, and large groups on concepts that build intimacy, communication skills, conflict resolution, forgiveness, and reconciliation. My greatest quality is that I am a great listener. My compassionate approach allows my clients to trust me and provides me opportunities to assist them in finding solutions to some of life's most challenging issues.
I have spent over 20 years working with individuals, couples, small groups, and large groups on concepts that build intimacy, communication skills, conflict resolution, forgiveness, and reconciliation. My greatest quality is that I am a great listener. My compassionate approach allows my clients to trust me and provides me opportunities to assist them in finding solutions to some of life's most challenging issues.
(562) 275-7359 View (562) 275-7359
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Nina Ashrafzadeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731  (Online Only)
Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. -Virginia Satir No two people are alike, therefore no two treatment plans are alike. Each individual should have a treatment plan created specifically to meet their needs. Whether you are struggling with Depression, Anxiety, self-esteem, parenting, or are having occupational or educational stressors, I can help! I will work with you to help you identify triggers to negative thoughts and emotions, and find helpful techniques you could use to manage and minimize them.
Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. -Virginia Satir No two people are alike, therefore no two treatment plans are alike. Each individual should have a treatment plan created specifically to meet their needs. Whether you are struggling with Depression, Anxiety, self-esteem, parenting, or are having occupational or educational stressors, I can help! I will work with you to help you identify triggers to negative thoughts and emotions, and find helpful techniques you could use to manage and minimize them.
(424) 295-7099 View (424) 295-7099
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Sandra Godfrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731
Hi, my name is Sandra and I have been a counselor for almost 30 years. I love my job because I am able to work with wonderful people! I am a compassionate and empathic counselor and use cognitive behavioral therapy and whatever modality will work well for a client's specific needs. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, teenagers, transgenders, and the LGBTQ population. I am a great lover of the outdoors and fly-fishing is my passion! I believe that our bodies and minds work together to make us healthy. It is my goal to help clients reach their best potential!
Hi, my name is Sandra and I have been a counselor for almost 30 years. I love my job because I am able to work with wonderful people! I am a compassionate and empathic counselor and use cognitive behavioral therapy and whatever modality will work well for a client's specific needs. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, teenagers, transgenders, and the LGBTQ population. I am a great lover of the outdoors and fly-fishing is my passion! I believe that our bodies and minds work together to make us healthy. It is my goal to help clients reach their best potential!
(424) 677-0566 View (424) 677-0566
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Ruben Arancibia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731
I always wanted to assist those in the community with overcoming emotional challenges. I have over 16 years' experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. I've worked with El Nido Family Centers for 16 years providing psychotherapy and case management services. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I obtained my Master's degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I look forward to meeting with you to talk and develop new ways of overcoming life's challenges.
I always wanted to assist those in the community with overcoming emotional challenges. I have over 16 years' experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. I've worked with El Nido Family Centers for 16 years providing psychotherapy and case management services. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I obtained my Master's degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I look forward to meeting with you to talk and develop new ways of overcoming life's challenges.
(424) 275-2390 View (424) 275-2390
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Mark Galyean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90734  (Online Only)
Do you feel that life is running you over? Do you have a hard time managing? I work with people who experience various levels of difficulties, whether the situations are related to addiction, depression, relationships, career issues, or trauma. Psychotherapy can help you face these challenges with support rather than feeling alone. Reaching out to a therapist can be the first step toward revising old, dysfunctional habits, reorganizing your thinking and building more successful paths in your life.
Do you feel that life is running you over? Do you have a hard time managing? I work with people who experience various levels of difficulties, whether the situations are related to addiction, depression, relationships, career issues, or trauma. Psychotherapy can help you face these challenges with support rather than feeling alone. Reaching out to a therapist can be the first step toward revising old, dysfunctional habits, reorganizing your thinking and building more successful paths in your life.
(562) 207-5996 View (562) 207-5996
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Seven Seas Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Pedro, CA 90731  (Online Only)
Jose Gutierrez is an indigenous (Maya Lenca), male of color in tune with the intersections of his life that provide him lived experiences relatable to the distinctive subtleties of a person. Jose describes his culture as being grounded in social justice, communal learning, caretaking of the land, and the personal spiritual/philosophical understanding of how one's actions impact the next seven generations. With this knowledge he initiated Seven Seas Therapy. Jose has been in the field since 2016, he interacts with a Person-Centered approach and modality to support, guide, and assist clients in a culturally sensitive way.
Jose Gutierrez is an indigenous (Maya Lenca), male of color in tune with the intersections of his life that provide him lived experiences relatable to the distinctive subtleties of a person. Jose describes his culture as being grounded in social justice, communal learning, caretaking of the land, and the personal spiritual/philosophical understanding of how one's actions impact the next seven generations. With this knowledge he initiated Seven Seas Therapy. Jose has been in the field since 2016, he interacts with a Person-Centered approach and modality to support, guide, and assist clients in a culturally sensitive way.
(424) 499-1858 View (424) 499-1858
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Savanna (Uranga) Green
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, PsyD, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731
Fear is normal when starting therapy. We fear vulnerability, judgment, and labeling. But it’s in therapy that we learn how to live our most authentic lives, achieve our goals, and set needed boundaries while processing ongoing stressors. There is a gardening approach to mental health; seeds are like our emotions. We want to grow them but don’t have direct control over them. The factors that we can control are our thoughts and behaviors. They are the environment in which our emotions grow. Let’s work together by planting tiny seeds to grow your goals. Permit yourself to take up space and bloom wildly without regret.
Fear is normal when starting therapy. We fear vulnerability, judgment, and labeling. But it’s in therapy that we learn how to live our most authentic lives, achieve our goals, and set needed boundaries while processing ongoing stressors. There is a gardening approach to mental health; seeds are like our emotions. We want to grow them but don’t have direct control over them. The factors that we can control are our thoughts and behaviors. They are the environment in which our emotions grow. Let’s work together by planting tiny seeds to grow your goals. Permit yourself to take up space and bloom wildly without regret.
(310) 833-6572 View (310) 833-6572
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Marissa J Dominguez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90732
Being a parent can be very challenging, make you feel vulnerable, and even overwhelmed at times. My goal as a therapist is to begin the healing process with you. Whether you are a parent that is seeking support for your infant, toddler, or child due to behavioral or emotional problems, family conflict, recent separation, divorce, death, or trauma. I specialize in providing Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Behavioral Modification for children, teens & families.
Being a parent can be very challenging, make you feel vulnerable, and even overwhelmed at times. My goal as a therapist is to begin the healing process with you. Whether you are a parent that is seeking support for your infant, toddler, or child due to behavioral or emotional problems, family conflict, recent separation, divorce, death, or trauma. I specialize in providing Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Behavioral Modification for children, teens & families.
(209) 643-4545 View (209) 643-4545
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Steven Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731  (Online Only)
Life issues are part of human nature. At times we may feel or believe that our situations are unique and that theirs no one who can understand. Therefore, this belief system begins to create anxiety, depression and addictive behaviors that can permeate all aspects of our lives. Life then becomes overwhelming and unmanageable. With good therapy, these roadblocks can become a unique cornerstone for positive change and personal wellness.
Life issues are part of human nature. At times we may feel or believe that our situations are unique and that theirs no one who can understand. Therefore, this belief system begins to create anxiety, depression and addictive behaviors that can permeate all aspects of our lives. Life then becomes overwhelming and unmanageable. With good therapy, these roadblocks can become a unique cornerstone for positive change and personal wellness.
(323) 745-8856 View (323) 745-8856
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San Pedro Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Pedro, CA 90731
I believe that every individual is a whole and healthy being. Trauma that occurs in childhood or later in life creates a block that makes one feel less than whole and far from healthy. Because of this, anxiety, depression, addictions to substances, food, and other destructive behaviors become a way of coping. My goal is to help my clients restore the feeling of wholeness and well-being by providing a safe, supportive and nurturing environment in which they can work through difficult issues and restore their true selves. I see it everyday...
I believe that every individual is a whole and healthy being. Trauma that occurs in childhood or later in life creates a block that makes one feel less than whole and far from healthy. Because of this, anxiety, depression, addictions to substances, food, and other destructive behaviors become a way of coping. My goal is to help my clients restore the feeling of wholeness and well-being by providing a safe, supportive and nurturing environment in which they can work through difficult issues and restore their true selves. I see it everyday...
(424) 294-8944 View (424) 294-8944
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Jacqueline Hong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731
Jacqueline Hong, LMFT124664, has extensive knowledge and experience working with adults with undiagnosed/diagnosed ADHD. I also work with disorders comorbid with ADHD, such as anxiety, panic, and depression with anxious features. My approach to therapy is mainly psychodynamic and relational, but also integrative since the needs of the client are all different. My approach to therapy is integrative. I mainly use psychodynamic and relational approaches. However, I use CBT for initial symptom reduction.
Jacqueline Hong, LMFT124664, has extensive knowledge and experience working with adults with undiagnosed/diagnosed ADHD. I also work with disorders comorbid with ADHD, such as anxiety, panic, and depression with anxious features. My approach to therapy is mainly psychodynamic and relational, but also integrative since the needs of the client are all different. My approach to therapy is integrative. I mainly use psychodynamic and relational approaches. However, I use CBT for initial symptom reduction.
(424) 544-8487 View (424) 544-8487
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Sara Abadie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731  (Online Only)
Are you ready for a happier, more satisfying life? It is possible and I can help. Whether you are troubled by depression, anxiety, addictive behavior, relationship issues, or other problems, you will discover that how you feel can improve. Your path to well-being depends on your ability to feel good about yourself and I work with people to make their lives, and their relationship with themselves, easier and happier. My therapy involves releasing painful feelings while working to foster understanding of self-sabotaging behavior in order to bring more self-respect and a sense of inner peace into your life.
Are you ready for a happier, more satisfying life? It is possible and I can help. Whether you are troubled by depression, anxiety, addictive behavior, relationship issues, or other problems, you will discover that how you feel can improve. Your path to well-being depends on your ability to feel good about yourself and I work with people to make their lives, and their relationship with themselves, easier and happier. My therapy involves releasing painful feelings while working to foster understanding of self-sabotaging behavior in order to bring more self-respect and a sense of inner peace into your life.
(424) 459-8220 View (424) 459-8220
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Jazmin Alarcon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731
My name is Jazmin Alarcon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety and stress related to women's issues, school, work, and relationships. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical behavior therapy. With my expertise, I work best with adults dealing with anxiety and depression. This may be present at home, school, work, socializing, and in relationships. I help clients identify and utilize their strengths in order to improve their quality of life.
My name is Jazmin Alarcon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety and stress related to women's issues, school, work, and relationships. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical behavior therapy. With my expertise, I work best with adults dealing with anxiety and depression. This may be present at home, school, work, socializing, and in relationships. I help clients identify and utilize their strengths in order to improve their quality of life.
(424) 488-7449 View (424) 488-7449
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Mallory Molle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Pedro, CA 90731
Welcome! My name is Mallory Molle and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist within the San Pedro area. I am passionate about helping people grow, change, and ultimately feel their best. With an empathic and compassionate approach, I am dedicated to supporting and encouraging clients throughout their therapeutic journey. In a confidential and non-judgmental environment, I work to foster a space of acceptance and warmth. Having worked within this profession for the past 8 years and within the helping field for 15 years, I have extensive experience helping people from all walks of life.
Welcome! My name is Mallory Molle and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist within the San Pedro area. I am passionate about helping people grow, change, and ultimately feel their best. With an empathic and compassionate approach, I am dedicated to supporting and encouraging clients throughout their therapeutic journey. In a confidential and non-judgmental environment, I work to foster a space of acceptance and warmth. Having worked within this profession for the past 8 years and within the helping field for 15 years, I have extensive experience helping people from all walks of life.
(424) 888-7528 View (424) 888-7528
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Focus on Mindfulness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90734  (Online Only)
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been licensed in the State of California since 1996. I love the therapeutic process because there is nothing more beautiful and exciting than to experience the evolutionary transformation that can happen within a therapeutic relationship.Life can present us with many challenges that we might not be able to assimilate or make sense of at the particular time.This lack of assimilation can cause an imbalance in our lives and in our relationships.The therapeutic process may help you integrate and bounce back to the full, rich life that you deserve. Some of us have not learned yet how to best develop healthy emotional relationships. We need to acquire different perspectives by learning new skills and disposing of old ones that might stand in the way of wholeness and integration. By making use of different treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Depth Psychology, Hypnosis and life experiences I gently guide you through the process towards emotional health and wellbeing.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been licensed in the State of California since 1996. I love the therapeutic process because there is nothing more beautiful and exciting than to experience the evolutionary transformation that can happen within a therapeutic relationship.Life can present us with many challenges that we might not be able to assimilate or make sense of at the particular time.This lack of assimilation can cause an imbalance in our lives and in our relationships.The therapeutic process may help you integrate and bounce back to the full, rich life that you deserve. Some of us have not learned yet how to best develop healthy emotional relationships. We need to acquire different perspectives by learning new skills and disposing of old ones that might stand in the way of wholeness and integration. By making use of different treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Depth Psychology, Hypnosis and life experiences I gently guide you through the process towards emotional health and wellbeing.
(310) 740-9791 View (310) 740-9791
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Hearts Respond
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731  (Online Only)
We are a group of therapists that seek the best care for our clients. We are a diverse group who can help with a wide range of problems. We can provide Telehealth virtual meetings and in-person meetings with safety pre-cautions in place. Please visit www.heartsrespond.com for more specific information about our therapists and care.
We are a group of therapists that seek the best care for our clients. We are a diverse group who can help with a wide range of problems. We can provide Telehealth virtual meetings and in-person meetings with safety pre-cautions in place. Please visit www.heartsrespond.com for more specific information about our therapists and care.
(424) 336-8835 View (424) 336-8835
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Deborah Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Pedro, CA 90731
Hello! I'm Debbie Wright and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, serving clients via telehealth throughout the state of California. My approach to therapy is to meet the client where they are at and work with them to identify goals that will help them improve their quality of life. The populations I typically work with cover the lifespan (18+ years of age) and includes college students (both undergraduate and graduate), those dealing with life transitions such as parenting, middle age, later life, illness/hospice, grief and loss, immigration/acculturation to new environment and racial identity concerns.
Hello! I'm Debbie Wright and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, serving clients via telehealth throughout the state of California. My approach to therapy is to meet the client where they are at and work with them to identify goals that will help them improve their quality of life. The populations I typically work with cover the lifespan (18+ years of age) and includes college students (both undergraduate and graduate), those dealing with life transitions such as parenting, middle age, later life, illness/hospice, grief and loss, immigration/acculturation to new environment and racial identity concerns.
(424) 370-1909 View (424) 370-1909

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in San Pedro, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in San Pedro, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
72% Grief
70% Coping Skills
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth
52% Optum

How Therapists in San Pedro, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Pedro?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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