Therapists in Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA

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Ariel Schneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109  (Online Only)
Therapy is a place where you can share things that may have only previously existed in your mind. Saying them out loud can be powerful and helpful for making change. Feelings of depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, fear, or seeming "stuck" do not have to be your norm. I have a specialization in perinatal mood disorders. Transition to parenthood is full of nuance and duality. I feel passionately about providing support for all stages of this journey including pregnancy loss, fertility issues, first time pregnancy, perinatal mood disorders (depression, anxiety etc), and first time parenting.
Therapy is a place where you can share things that may have only previously existed in your mind. Saying them out loud can be powerful and helpful for making change. Feelings of depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, fear, or seeming "stuck" do not have to be your norm. I have a specialization in perinatal mood disorders. Transition to parenthood is full of nuance and duality. I feel passionately about providing support for all stages of this journey including pregnancy loss, fertility issues, first time pregnancy, perinatal mood disorders (depression, anxiety etc), and first time parenting.
(805) 394-2646 View (805) 394-2646
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Sullivan House
MA
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Sullivan House is the solution to your housing needs. We offer group-home living, as well as partially supervised, independent apartment living services. If you or a loved one have been struggling to find a place to call home, or you want to help an adult-child feel more independent while also getting your life back, Sullivan House offers a secure and stable living option for you. You can feel secure knowing that your loved one is supported with medication management, driven to outpatient services/school/work, enjoys group outings with other residents, has nightly family-style dinners and always has someone to talk to.
Sullivan House is the solution to your housing needs. We offer group-home living, as well as partially supervised, independent apartment living services. If you or a loved one have been struggling to find a place to call home, or you want to help an adult-child feel more independent while also getting your life back, Sullivan House offers a secure and stable living option for you. You can feel secure knowing that your loved one is supported with medication management, driven to outpatient services/school/work, enjoys group outings with other residents, has nightly family-style dinners and always has someone to talk to.
(805) 222-7514 View (805) 222-7514
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Holly Whitmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109  (Online Only)
Welcome to Shoreline Counseling. As a licensed therapist and clinical supervisor, I specialize in relationship therapy for those struggling with connection and communication. I also work with many individual patients seeking to improve their relationship with themselves. We explore past experiences and current challenges with a collaborative approach inviting increased self-awareness and insight. I am wholeheartedly supportive and curious in sessions. In truth, I genuinely look forward to seeing my patients each week to provide them a space to exhale. It is my deep passion and love for my work that ignites the growth in my patients.
Welcome to Shoreline Counseling. As a licensed therapist and clinical supervisor, I specialize in relationship therapy for those struggling with connection and communication. I also work with many individual patients seeking to improve their relationship with themselves. We explore past experiences and current challenges with a collaborative approach inviting increased self-awareness and insight. I am wholeheartedly supportive and curious in sessions. In truth, I genuinely look forward to seeing my patients each week to provide them a space to exhale. It is my deep passion and love for my work that ignites the growth in my patients.
(805) 979-2553 View (805) 979-2553
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Monica Dahling New
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MSPT
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. As individuals progress through life challenges, therapy can be a vital component to navigating relationships, life stresses, and increasing self-understanding. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy-recommended as an effective treatment for disturbing memories, stressor disorders, PTSD, trauma and verbal abuse. Contact me to learn more.
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. As individuals progress through life challenges, therapy can be a vital component to navigating relationships, life stresses, and increasing self-understanding. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy-recommended as an effective treatment for disturbing memories, stressor disorders, PTSD, trauma and verbal abuse. Contact me to learn more.
(970) 404-4921 View (970) 404-4921
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Haley Beckwith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93101  (Online Only)
I am Haley Beckwith, a licensed therapist and EMDRIA certified EMDR clinician serving both Santa Barbara, CA & Bend, OR. I specialize in working with young adults and adult trauma. People seek therapy for a number of reasons, simply put, therapy is often initiated because something in our lives is not working and we want to feel better. Therapy can help you better understand yourself, heal areas that cause pain, and help you find the self direction needed to live you best, most fulfilled life. I would be honored to guide you on your journey to healing, personal growth and happiness. Accepting OR clients starting mid February.
I am Haley Beckwith, a licensed therapist and EMDRIA certified EMDR clinician serving both Santa Barbara, CA & Bend, OR. I specialize in working with young adults and adult trauma. People seek therapy for a number of reasons, simply put, therapy is often initiated because something in our lives is not working and we want to feel better. Therapy can help you better understand yourself, heal areas that cause pain, and help you find the self direction needed to live you best, most fulfilled life. I would be honored to guide you on your journey to healing, personal growth and happiness. Accepting OR clients starting mid February.
(619) 430-2507 View (619) 430-2507
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Travis Trotter
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PCC, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Are you struggling with challenges that are holding you back from reaching your full potential? I am here to provide support and help you overcome both internal and external obstacles. My role is to assist you in identifying the essential resources you need to live your best life. Whether it's increasing self-awareness, enhancing communication skills, breaking unhealthy habits, or promoting greater personal responsibility, I am here to help you achieve your goals. I have extensive experience in therapy, coaching, and consulting with individuals, couples, and organizations.
Are you struggling with challenges that are holding you back from reaching your full potential? I am here to provide support and help you overcome both internal and external obstacles. My role is to assist you in identifying the essential resources you need to live your best life. Whether it's increasing self-awareness, enhancing communication skills, breaking unhealthy habits, or promoting greater personal responsibility, I am here to help you achieve your goals. I have extensive experience in therapy, coaching, and consulting with individuals, couples, and organizations.
(805) 719-7793 View (805) 719-7793
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Rachel Danley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109  (Online Only)
Being a human can feel complicated and we all deserve to be held and supported through life’s transitions and difficulties. My first goal as a therapist is to create a nonjudgmental, nurturing, and safe environment that allows you to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself, embrace change, and build a toolbox of coping skills. I use an integrative approach, choosing specific modalities based on your individual needs. I strive to foster an inclusive environment, welcoming people of color and LGBTQIA+ folks to my practice. I am also aligned with HAES (Health at Every Size) and honor body diversity.
Being a human can feel complicated and we all deserve to be held and supported through life’s transitions and difficulties. My first goal as a therapist is to create a nonjudgmental, nurturing, and safe environment that allows you to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself, embrace change, and build a toolbox of coping skills. I use an integrative approach, choosing specific modalities based on your individual needs. I strive to foster an inclusive environment, welcoming people of color and LGBTQIA+ folks to my practice. I am also aligned with HAES (Health at Every Size) and honor body diversity.
(805) 254-7495 View (805) 254-7495
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Nicole Alyssa Morse
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Do you struggle with emotional eating? My specialization is in women's issues. I take a somatic approach, viewing the body as an incredible resource for uncovering insight, information and healing. I believe the body is an incredible avenue that guides us to know ourselves more deeply. In my practice, I specialize in supporting teens, young adults and Women in the recovery of emotional eating and body image. I hold a warm and compassionate space for the therapeutic journey. Alongside individual therapy, I am a holistic health coach. I lead a virtual online course for Women struggling with emotional eating and negative body image.
Do you struggle with emotional eating? My specialization is in women's issues. I take a somatic approach, viewing the body as an incredible resource for uncovering insight, information and healing. I believe the body is an incredible avenue that guides us to know ourselves more deeply. In my practice, I specialize in supporting teens, young adults and Women in the recovery of emotional eating and body image. I hold a warm and compassionate space for the therapeutic journey. Alongside individual therapy, I am a holistic health coach. I lead a virtual online course for Women struggling with emotional eating and negative body image.
(401) 283-1655 View (401) 283-1655
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Iliana Morales
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
I have a passion to serve and a desire to help others feel more empowered. Therapy with me is about strong rapport, enhancing your understanding of yourself, highlighting your strengths, and actively working towards the goals that you desire for a better quality of life. I will help you with positive coping strategies and engage in problem solving. I have experience with birth to five, children, youth, and families. I have treated clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment concerns, grief and loss, and relation difficulties. I am available on weekends and evenings.
I have a passion to serve and a desire to help others feel more empowered. Therapy with me is about strong rapport, enhancing your understanding of yourself, highlighting your strengths, and actively working towards the goals that you desire for a better quality of life. I will help you with positive coping strategies and engage in problem solving. I have experience with birth to five, children, youth, and families. I have treated clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment concerns, grief and loss, and relation difficulties. I am available on weekends and evenings.
(805) 507-3237 View (805) 507-3237
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Jeff Mailes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Are you searching? Are you stuck? Are you trying to figure things out and not finding answers? Has life become difficult for you right now? Sometimes we hit phases in our lives when we want to find happiness and become more productive and successful. We just want to feel better. You and I can work together to help you formulate more effective ways of handling your life circumstances in order to navigate through today and tomorrow. I can help you understand your thoughts, your emotions, and why you may feel the way you do. I can also help you find out why you may find it difficult to improve your quality of life.
Are you searching? Are you stuck? Are you trying to figure things out and not finding answers? Has life become difficult for you right now? Sometimes we hit phases in our lives when we want to find happiness and become more productive and successful. We just want to feel better. You and I can work together to help you formulate more effective ways of handling your life circumstances in order to navigate through today and tomorrow. I can help you understand your thoughts, your emotions, and why you may feel the way you do. I can also help you find out why you may find it difficult to improve your quality of life.
(805) 954-9975 View (805) 954-9975
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Dara Goldyne
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Are you a college student, young professional, or new parent who is tired of feeling anxious? Maybe your life looks good from the outside but inside you're overwhelmed and on edge. Your mind is spinning about everything you need to accomplish today or about events that may happen in the future. You're always worrying. Your chest is tight, your jaw is clenched, and your body feels uneasy all the time. You find yourself getting angry and impatient with the people you love most. Your persistent thoughts bully you and tell you you're not good enough. You’re struggling to hold it all together.
Are you a college student, young professional, or new parent who is tired of feeling anxious? Maybe your life looks good from the outside but inside you're overwhelmed and on edge. Your mind is spinning about everything you need to accomplish today or about events that may happen in the future. You're always worrying. Your chest is tight, your jaw is clenched, and your body feels uneasy all the time. You find yourself getting angry and impatient with the people you love most. Your persistent thoughts bully you and tell you you're not good enough. You’re struggling to hold it all together.
(805) 716-6393 View (805) 716-6393
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Hannah Harte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
No matter how rewarding, being a parent can be extremely difficult. And amidst a global pandemic, support may be limited and anxieties high. Even in "normal" times, we can struggle to balance our needs with those of our children, to figure out how to discipline in a loving and effective way, and to help our kids develop and thrive. Through exploring one’s own childhood and relationships, a parent can better understand challenges surfacing around parenting, and achieve greater clarity and ownership in parenting decisions. My therapeutic approach helps parents work through challenges mindfully, with love and with confidence.
No matter how rewarding, being a parent can be extremely difficult. And amidst a global pandemic, support may be limited and anxieties high. Even in "normal" times, we can struggle to balance our needs with those of our children, to figure out how to discipline in a loving and effective way, and to help our kids develop and thrive. Through exploring one’s own childhood and relationships, a parent can better understand challenges surfacing around parenting, and achieve greater clarity and ownership in parenting decisions. My therapeutic approach helps parents work through challenges mindfully, with love and with confidence.
(424) 379-3794 View (424) 379-3794
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Melinda Wilson
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
I believe therapy can be a place where you truly get to know yourself. Through exploring patterns, past experiences, and important relationships, you can better see what behaviors and reactions once evolved to keep you safe, and which of those are no longer serving you. In an environment of developed safety and trust (within the room, and within your own body) you can utilize your own strengths as a springboard for healing and growth.
I believe therapy can be a place where you truly get to know yourself. Through exploring patterns, past experiences, and important relationships, you can better see what behaviors and reactions once evolved to keep you safe, and which of those are no longer serving you. In an environment of developed safety and trust (within the room, and within your own body) you can utilize your own strengths as a springboard for healing and growth.
(805) 242-5888 View (805) 242-5888
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Elizabeth Wolfson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
When choosing a therapist, experience matters. As a seasoned psychotherapist, scholar, and consultant with substantial training, I know there is no set formula for you and your situation. My holistic approach includes attention to your unique circumstance and goals including emotional, spiritual, and psychological health from a mind, body, spirit, perspective. There is no substitute for working with a professional who is fully attentive and present to what you are bringing to the experience, whom you can trust in helping you meet your goals and enhance your life quality.
When choosing a therapist, experience matters. As a seasoned psychotherapist, scholar, and consultant with substantial training, I know there is no set formula for you and your situation. My holistic approach includes attention to your unique circumstance and goals including emotional, spiritual, and psychological health from a mind, body, spirit, perspective. There is no substitute for working with a professional who is fully attentive and present to what you are bringing to the experience, whom you can trust in helping you meet your goals and enhance your life quality.
(661) 247-0168 View (661) 247-0168
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Tracy Gillette
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Personal or relational suffering is often a call to look deeper into ourselves so that we can bring to light who we truly are. Diving into the depths of your pain takes courage, but it is there where your most authentic self can be discovered. I have a non-judgmental compassionate approach to all the different ways that life can be challenging. I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of experience assisting individuals in better understanding and accepting themselves so they can have more meaningful lives.
Personal or relational suffering is often a call to look deeper into ourselves so that we can bring to light who we truly are. Diving into the depths of your pain takes courage, but it is there where your most authentic self can be discovered. I have a non-judgmental compassionate approach to all the different ways that life can be challenging. I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of experience assisting individuals in better understanding and accepting themselves so they can have more meaningful lives.
(805) 855-1650 View (805) 855-1650
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Edmond Otis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109  (Online Only)
Hi. My name is Edmond Otis, and I'm a licensed therapist with 27 years of professional experience. I work to help clients understand the often confusing interplay that can exist between our thoughts and emotions, as we focus on a wide range of challenges, including; stress and anxiety, relationship problems, performance, motivation, self-esteem, lack of confidence, career difficulties, and other related issues.
Hi. My name is Edmond Otis, and I'm a licensed therapist with 27 years of professional experience. I work to help clients understand the often confusing interplay that can exist between our thoughts and emotions, as we focus on a wide range of challenges, including; stress and anxiety, relationship problems, performance, motivation, self-esteem, lack of confidence, career difficulties, and other related issues.
(562) 662-5839 View (562) 662-5839
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Tony Aceves
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Antonio Martin Aceves Santiago... But I go by Tony. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from California who currently resides in Santa Barbara. I got my BA at UCSB and my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch Universtiy-Santa Barbara. I have been practicing since 2021, I've researched therapeutic work through video game therapy in college and provided it to children. I've worked in Community Mental Health, Group Practice and was the clinical coordinator for a crisis residential unit.
Hi! I'm Antonio Martin Aceves Santiago... But I go by Tony. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from California who currently resides in Santa Barbara. I got my BA at UCSB and my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch Universtiy-Santa Barbara. I have been practicing since 2021, I've researched therapeutic work through video game therapy in college and provided it to children. I've worked in Community Mental Health, Group Practice and was the clinical coordinator for a crisis residential unit.
(559) 245-3310 View (559) 245-3310
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Kristina Justice
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPSC
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
Is your child or teen struggling with school, low mood, lack of motivation, depression or anxiety? I can help! Parents often ask, “How do I know if my child or family needs professional support?” The simple answer is, if your child’s behaviors or moods are interfering with their schoolwork, friendships or family functioning, it may be time to seek outside support. A chronically anxious, sad, or child with disruptive behavioral patterns can leave parents feeling tired and worried. I will work with you and your child using evidence-based treatments.
Is your child or teen struggling with school, low mood, lack of motivation, depression or anxiety? I can help! Parents often ask, “How do I know if my child or family needs professional support?” The simple answer is, if your child’s behaviors or moods are interfering with their schoolwork, friendships or family functioning, it may be time to seek outside support. A chronically anxious, sad, or child with disruptive behavioral patterns can leave parents feeling tired and worried. I will work with you and your child using evidence-based treatments.
(626) 788-8962 View (626) 788-8962
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Susan Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA-MFT, LMFT, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
My passion is to work with couples: pre-marital, couple's with children, empty nesters, and couples entering retirement. We go through so many transitions in our lifetime and each transition brings stresses and issues of it's own. I am a level-3 trained Gottman Therapist and use many modalities as well designed to fit the needs of each couple and individual. I approach my work through a systems perspective. I integrate genograms, Sand Tray therapy, Art therapy, and other interventions to help clients to fine relief from their struggles.
My passion is to work with couples: pre-marital, couple's with children, empty nesters, and couples entering retirement. We go through so many transitions in our lifetime and each transition brings stresses and issues of it's own. I am a level-3 trained Gottman Therapist and use many modalities as well designed to fit the needs of each couple and individual. I approach my work through a systems perspective. I integrate genograms, Sand Tray therapy, Art therapy, and other interventions to help clients to fine relief from their struggles.
(503) 967-0236 View (503) 967-0236
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Susan Marie Lauwers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Do you feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you ready to feel better? Drawing upon my extensive training, and vast life experience, I will help you recognize your innate ability to access wisdom and healing. I bring a relaxed, loving, and compassionate spirit to my work while helping you find graceful solutions. When I meet with you, I look towards your health and what is working for you.
Do you feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you ready to feel better? Drawing upon my extensive training, and vast life experience, I will help you recognize your innate ability to access wisdom and healing. I bring a relaxed, loving, and compassionate spirit to my work while helping you find graceful solutions. When I meet with you, I look towards your health and what is working for you.
(805) 262-9335 View (805) 262-9335

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Number of Therapists in Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Coping Skills
71% Parenting

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Other
64% Optum
57% Aetna

How Therapists in Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mesa, Santa Barbara?

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.