Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA

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Denise Payne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. We can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. We can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(805) 246-7440 View (805) 246-7440
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Cassandra Carrillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Hi! My name is Cassandra M. Carrillo. I am a Bilingual Spanish-speaking LCSW. I have a diverse approach to treatment by dedicating time to learning and understanding all aspects of your life. I emphasize the importance of going at your pace. I have been perfecting tools throughout my career to help individuals like you. We'll work collaboratively to help you address the current issues that are getting in the way of your daily life. During your first session, I explore your background history, current symptoms or behaviors that are getting in the way of daily life and developing a common goal to work towards.
Hi! My name is Cassandra M. Carrillo. I am a Bilingual Spanish-speaking LCSW. I have a diverse approach to treatment by dedicating time to learning and understanding all aspects of your life. I emphasize the importance of going at your pace. I have been perfecting tools throughout my career to help individuals like you. We'll work collaboratively to help you address the current issues that are getting in the way of your daily life. During your first session, I explore your background history, current symptoms or behaviors that are getting in the way of daily life and developing a common goal to work towards.
(661) 466-2939 View (661) 466-2939
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Alix Ektefaie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91354  (Online Only)
You took the first step! Whether that is towards gaining a better understanding of yourself, strengthening your relationships, working on communication skills or discovering ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, you have taken the first step by searching for a therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (129571) whose various work experiences have led me to understand the unique and vital work of fostering empowerment and growth of the whole self through support of the individual and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
You took the first step! Whether that is towards gaining a better understanding of yourself, strengthening your relationships, working on communication skills or discovering ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, you have taken the first step by searching for a therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (129571) whose various work experiences have led me to understand the unique and vital work of fostering empowerment and growth of the whole self through support of the individual and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
(707) 366-6929 View (707) 366-6929
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Erin Hickman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Hello. I am so glad you are here. This is a big step. Life is hard. Parenting is hard. Being in relationship is hard. Being in the world is hard. I want to help you. Are you a parent? A trauma survivor? A human? You are not alone. We all struggle sometimes. You are vulnerable, and reaching out for help is scary. I am here to walk next to you on this journey. I work with kids, teens, couples, trauma, families on their fertility journey, parents struggling with depression and/or anxiety, parents with poop/ spit up/ this morning’s breakfast/ coffee stains on their sweatpants. As a parent, I get it. As a therapist, I want to help.
Hello. I am so glad you are here. This is a big step. Life is hard. Parenting is hard. Being in relationship is hard. Being in the world is hard. I want to help you. Are you a parent? A trauma survivor? A human? You are not alone. We all struggle sometimes. You are vulnerable, and reaching out for help is scary. I am here to walk next to you on this journey. I work with kids, teens, couples, trauma, families on their fertility journey, parents struggling with depression and/or anxiety, parents with poop/ spit up/ this morning’s breakfast/ coffee stains on their sweatpants. As a parent, I get it. As a therapist, I want to help.
(661) 765-8760 View (661) 765-8760
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Shari Robin Manculich
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355  (Online Only)
Shari most recently worked as a School Based Therapist with William S. Hart Union High School District working with K – 6, Special Education students and school based referrals. In addition to Early Life, Shari has private practice experience where she works with children, teens, young adults, adults, Victims of Crime, Managed Care, and cash patients. Shari's modalities are primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. In her spare time, Shari enjoys training and competing in half marathons, Zumba dance fitness, and has recently started practicing Yoga.
Shari most recently worked as a School Based Therapist with William S. Hart Union High School District working with K – 6, Special Education students and school based referrals. In addition to Early Life, Shari has private practice experience where she works with children, teens, young adults, adults, Victims of Crime, Managed Care, and cash patients. Shari's modalities are primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. In her spare time, Shari enjoys training and competing in half marathons, Zumba dance fitness, and has recently started practicing Yoga.
(661) 475-6240 View (661) 475-6240
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Jeff Zhorne
MA
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Death and divorce catch most of us totally unprepared because we are not taught how to handle loss. We can feel so ill-equipped. Whether your loss is from death of a loved one, divorce or breakup, loss of trust, loss of safety or other meaningful emotional losses, healing is finding new reasons for living. Learn skills and tools to end the pain, isolation and emptiness. Discover healing and joy again.
Death and divorce catch most of us totally unprepared because we are not taught how to handle loss. We can feel so ill-equipped. Whether your loss is from death of a loved one, divorce or breakup, loss of trust, loss of safety or other meaningful emotional losses, healing is finding new reasons for living. Learn skills and tools to end the pain, isolation and emptiness. Discover healing and joy again.
(661) 733-0692 View (661) 733-0692
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Elise G. Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91351  (Online Only)
As a therapist with 9 years of experience, I specialize in creating a safe and nurturing space where you can find healing from the challenges life brings. With compassion and expertise, I will support you with managing everyday and unfamiliar issues, as well as how larger societal barriers affect you. I cherish the privilege of working with diverse individuals and relationships. Whether you're a teen navigating the complexities of growing up, an adult seeking balance, or a couple striving to deepen your connection, I'm dedicated to supporting your goals.
As a therapist with 9 years of experience, I specialize in creating a safe and nurturing space where you can find healing from the challenges life brings. With compassion and expertise, I will support you with managing everyday and unfamiliar issues, as well as how larger societal barriers affect you. I cherish the privilege of working with diverse individuals and relationships. Whether you're a teen navigating the complexities of growing up, an adult seeking balance, or a couple striving to deepen your connection, I'm dedicated to supporting your goals.
(661) 218-1997 View (661) 218-1997
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Daniella Riad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355  (Online Only)
Life can be full of transitions, and with it, unique struggles and challenges. Sometimes these challenges can leave us feeling lost, confused, afraid, and questioning if we are “good enough”. You don’t have to face these feelings alone. I believe we all have a need to be secure in our life choices, whether in our relationships, identities, or careers. I am skillful at navigating a variety of life stressors that challenge our perspectives of self-worth and belongingness in our community. My goal is to work alongside you to find a sense of security and self-reassurance in your life.
Life can be full of transitions, and with it, unique struggles and challenges. Sometimes these challenges can leave us feeling lost, confused, afraid, and questioning if we are “good enough”. You don’t have to face these feelings alone. I believe we all have a need to be secure in our life choices, whether in our relationships, identities, or careers. I am skillful at navigating a variety of life stressors that challenge our perspectives of self-worth and belongingness in our community. My goal is to work alongside you to find a sense of security and self-reassurance in your life.
(661) 486-4779 View (661) 486-4779
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Lynda Aguilar Yniguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321  (Online Only)
With over 10 years of experience in the treatment of trauma, Lynda approaches her clients with both a sense of optimism as well as practical experience. Infusing hope, joy and a sense of mindfulness into every session, Lynda encourages clients to see the best in themselves as well as in others. Specializing in depression (including postpartum), anxiety, couples therapy and the challenges inherent in building healthy, long term individuals and families in this day and age. Lynda supports her clients in navigating the day to day terrain that can derail relationships while holding true to high values.
With over 10 years of experience in the treatment of trauma, Lynda approaches her clients with both a sense of optimism as well as practical experience. Infusing hope, joy and a sense of mindfulness into every session, Lynda encourages clients to see the best in themselves as well as in others. Specializing in depression (including postpartum), anxiety, couples therapy and the challenges inherent in building healthy, long term individuals and families in this day and age. Lynda supports her clients in navigating the day to day terrain that can derail relationships while holding true to high values.
(661) 369-8279 View (661) 369-8279
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Valencia Relationship Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Our ideal client at VRI is someone that may be grappling with anxiety, depression, family conflict, or navigating life transitions. Their needs include a safe space to express themselves, tools to manage their emotions, and strategies to improve their relationships. They seek understanding, resilience, and a deeper connection with themselves and others. Their goals are to overcome their current challenges, achieve personal growth, and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in their lives. They want to not only heal but also thrive, understanding that therapy is a process that requires commitment, openness, and courage.
Our ideal client at VRI is someone that may be grappling with anxiety, depression, family conflict, or navigating life transitions. Their needs include a safe space to express themselves, tools to manage their emotions, and strategies to improve their relationships. They seek understanding, resilience, and a deeper connection with themselves and others. Their goals are to overcome their current challenges, achieve personal growth, and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in their lives. They want to not only heal but also thrive, understanding that therapy is a process that requires commitment, openness, and courage.
(661) 463-7865 View (661) 463-7865
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Carol Tyree
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355  (Online Only)
It is not always easy knowing the next step when you are anxious, depressed, or feel emotionally overwhelmed. Sometimes, doubt and mixed feelings keep us stuck when we want to move forward and feel well. I offer a caring, person-centered approach, seek to listen and understand, and believe clients deserve kindness, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with preteens, teenagers, individuals, couples, and families; integrating various therapies and practices, and teaching life skills to help clients with everyday challenges and transitions.
It is not always easy knowing the next step when you are anxious, depressed, or feel emotionally overwhelmed. Sometimes, doubt and mixed feelings keep us stuck when we want to move forward and feel well. I offer a caring, person-centered approach, seek to listen and understand, and believe clients deserve kindness, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with preteens, teenagers, individuals, couples, and families; integrating various therapies and practices, and teaching life skills to help clients with everyday challenges and transitions.
(661) 485-4640 View (661) 485-4640
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Kristin Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355  (Online Only)
I wanted to be therapist since I was six years old. I would line teddy bears up around my room and ask them to tell me what was going on with them. As I was growing up, I was always the person my friends would confide in when they needed support. I understand the bravery it takes to come to therapy and to take the time to work through what has happened to you. I am always honored to sit with the clients I work with as they trust me to share their stories. The relationship between the therapist and the client is essential. My tenet for therapy is to meet everyone where they are at. I use a lot of reflection with clients.
I wanted to be therapist since I was six years old. I would line teddy bears up around my room and ask them to tell me what was going on with them. As I was growing up, I was always the person my friends would confide in when they needed support. I understand the bravery it takes to come to therapy and to take the time to work through what has happened to you. I am always honored to sit with the clients I work with as they trust me to share their stories. The relationship between the therapist and the client is essential. My tenet for therapy is to meet everyone where they are at. I use a lot of reflection with clients.
(661) 241-9356 View (661) 241-9356
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B Jane Wick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
Feeling "blue", anxious and too stressed? Relationship difficulties? As an experienced, trusted therapist, I am here to help. I can offer you both traditional "inside office" talk therapy and/or a unique "alternative" outdoors therapy- EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY. Because horses are so attuned to their environment, they provide extremely accurate feedback or "mirrors" for our human feelings and relational dynamics. Horses facilitate "mindfulness" and help people to QUICKLY learn more about about themselves leading to substantial change and healing. I offer individual, couples, family, group therapy and/or EAP.
Feeling "blue", anxious and too stressed? Relationship difficulties? As an experienced, trusted therapist, I am here to help. I can offer you both traditional "inside office" talk therapy and/or a unique "alternative" outdoors therapy- EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY. Because horses are so attuned to their environment, they provide extremely accurate feedback or "mirrors" for our human feelings and relational dynamics. Horses facilitate "mindfulness" and help people to QUICKLY learn more about about themselves leading to substantial change and healing. I offer individual, couples, family, group therapy and/or EAP.
(626) 238-1901 View (626) 238-1901
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Alysha Sardella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Therapy (which comes from the Greek word "to change"), is a very brave and personal endeavor that an individual and/or family undertakes to gain insight into their emotional state, decisions that have been made or to understand behavior. I have a great deal of experience working with families in crisis, children and adolescents with special education needs, adults and parents that are seeking support to parent a difficult and/or challenging child. In addition, I utilize a very supportive, nurturing yet directive approach in my therapeutic process.
Therapy (which comes from the Greek word "to change"), is a very brave and personal endeavor that an individual and/or family undertakes to gain insight into their emotional state, decisions that have been made or to understand behavior. I have a great deal of experience working with families in crisis, children and adolescents with special education needs, adults and parents that are seeking support to parent a difficult and/or challenging child. In addition, I utilize a very supportive, nurturing yet directive approach in my therapeutic process.
(213) 465-3429 View (213) 465-3429
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Ashley Borak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91355  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Whether you are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or a life transition, I am here to offer support and help you make meaningful change. Using cognitive behavioral techniques, as well as strength-based and solution-focused models, my goal is to help my clients develop coping skills to manage day-to-day stress, strengthen their relationships and gain an improved quality of life.
Whether you are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or a life transition, I am here to offer support and help you make meaningful change. Using cognitive behavioral techniques, as well as strength-based and solution-focused models, my goal is to help my clients develop coping skills to manage day-to-day stress, strengthen their relationships and gain an improved quality of life.
(661) 466-4160 View (661) 466-4160
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Carolyn Scordino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new patients. Do you feel hurt or frustrated that you have tried repeatedly to communicate a need or desire in your relationship only to be left feeling misunderstood, unheard, disappointed and in conflict? Do you feel discouraged that nothing will ever change? I can help you feel encouraged in your relationships and together we can create change. When issues go continually unresolved, we may begin to experience feelings of anger and frustration which may lead to feelings of hopelessness, sadness,and anxiety. We may try to mask our pain through substance abuse, extra-marital affairs and other destructive behaviors.
Not accepting new patients. Do you feel hurt or frustrated that you have tried repeatedly to communicate a need or desire in your relationship only to be left feeling misunderstood, unheard, disappointed and in conflict? Do you feel discouraged that nothing will ever change? I can help you feel encouraged in your relationships and together we can create change. When issues go continually unresolved, we may begin to experience feelings of anger and frustration which may lead to feelings of hopelessness, sadness,and anxiety. We may try to mask our pain through substance abuse, extra-marital affairs and other destructive behaviors.
(661) 748-3975 View (661) 748-3975
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April McClellan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
My name is April McClellan, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I completed my master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at the University of Phoenix in 2010, and I have over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings (outpatient substance abuse treatment, community mental health, nonprofit, and private practice). I have also facilitated anger management groups and grief counseling support groups for victims of crime in the city of Los Angeles.
My name is April McClellan, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I completed my master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at the University of Phoenix in 2010, and I have over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings (outpatient substance abuse treatment, community mental health, nonprofit, and private practice). I have also facilitated anger management groups and grief counseling support groups for victims of crime in the city of Los Angeles.
(661) 690-2189 View (661) 690-2189
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Jessica Anorve
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
I'm Jessica Anorve, and I'm a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults to help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These methods help empower my clients to make positive changes in their everyday lives.
I'm Jessica Anorve, and I'm a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults to help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These methods help empower my clients to make positive changes in their everyday lives.
(661) 486-4813 View (661) 486-4813
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Jami Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
I see you. I see the darkness you're sitting in; the pain and shame of the dark and scary thoughts that feel unlimited and overwhelming. I see you pulling away from the life you had planned and wanted so desperately. I see you hesitating to share these feelings with anyone out of the fear of embarrassment and ridicule. I see you in pain, but I also see your potential for joy and fulfillment. I see your potential for growth and change.
I see you. I see the darkness you're sitting in; the pain and shame of the dark and scary thoughts that feel unlimited and overwhelming. I see you pulling away from the life you had planned and wanted so desperately. I see you hesitating to share these feelings with anyone out of the fear of embarrassment and ridicule. I see you in pain, but I also see your potential for joy and fulfillment. I see your potential for growth and change.
(661) 535-1023 View (661) 535-1023
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Emily Shefer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91355  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing the symptoms of anxiety, attachment trauma, or relationship distress, it can be hard to imagine getting out from under the pain. Through reflection, exploration and the building of trust, therapy is a space for you to learn how to thrive. Together, we will help you find hope and connection.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of anxiety, attachment trauma, or relationship distress, it can be hard to imagine getting out from under the pain. Through reflection, exploration and the building of trust, therapy is a space for you to learn how to thrive. Together, we will help you find hope and connection.
(661) 443-5415 View (661) 443-5415

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Number of Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
63% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Optum

How Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Clarita?

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.