Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(310) 929-9852 View (310) 929-9852
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Delaviz L Eftekhar
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I view connection as a pathway to healing, and view the relationship between therapist and client as a conduit to making peace within yourself. I support clients navigating ADHD and executive challenges, LGBT identities, and complex trauma. Let’s collaborate on what healing looks like, living life on your own terms, and achieving wellness to engage meaningfully with your relationships and the issues you care about. In our sessions, we can look at your life through a holistic lens. We can understand how to bring forth your inner resilience and the resources around you to cultivate wellness in your day to day life.
I view connection as a pathway to healing, and view the relationship between therapist and client as a conduit to making peace within yourself. I support clients navigating ADHD and executive challenges, LGBT identities, and complex trauma. Let’s collaborate on what healing looks like, living life on your own terms, and achieving wellness to engage meaningfully with your relationships and the issues you care about. In our sessions, we can look at your life through a holistic lens. We can understand how to bring forth your inner resilience and the resources around you to cultivate wellness in your day to day life.
(424) 610-9221 View (424) 610-9221
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Stacy Hajarian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am currently seeing clients in-person and via Telehealth in California and Arizona. Are you facing challenges with your relationships, career, or feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression, grief or life in general? Are you having an identify crisis, getting stuck in the past, repeating old patterns or pre-occupied with the future? I want you to know that you are not alone and I would love to help you. Together, we can collaborate to find solutions for a happier and more fulfilled life. It is of utmost importance to me to create a warm, empathic and accepting space for clients to explore and express themselves.
I am currently seeing clients in-person and via Telehealth in California and Arizona. Are you facing challenges with your relationships, career, or feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression, grief or life in general? Are you having an identify crisis, getting stuck in the past, repeating old patterns or pre-occupied with the future? I want you to know that you are not alone and I would love to help you. Together, we can collaborate to find solutions for a happier and more fulfilled life. It is of utmost importance to me to create a warm, empathic and accepting space for clients to explore and express themselves.
(323) 310-3435 View (323) 310-3435
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Dr. Rachel Lauber
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals navigate life's challenges. My practice is centered around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based approaches tailored to assist those dealing with depression and anxiety disorders. Additionally, I specialize in maternal mental health, supporting women through the delicate phases of pregnancy and postpartum. I also work extensively on relationship dynamics, career concerns, struggles with self-esteem, the transition to parenthood, and general life adjustments.
Welcome. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals navigate life's challenges. My practice is centered around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based approaches tailored to assist those dealing with depression and anxiety disorders. Additionally, I specialize in maternal mental health, supporting women through the delicate phases of pregnancy and postpartum. I also work extensively on relationship dynamics, career concerns, struggles with self-esteem, the transition to parenthood, and general life adjustments.
(424) 247-5436 View (424) 247-5436
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Amy Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Psychotherapist, private practice, adult, child and family psychotherapy, child custody mediation, co-parenting counseling, couples counseling, reunification counseling, stress reduction, and mindfulness meditation. Other areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and career counseling. I offer both in person and remote sessions.
Psychotherapist, private practice, adult, child and family psychotherapy, child custody mediation, co-parenting counseling, couples counseling, reunification counseling, stress reduction, and mindfulness meditation. Other areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and career counseling. I offer both in person and remote sessions.
(424) 324-3329 View (424) 324-3329
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Olivia Alison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Welcome! I believe in a strengths based holistic approach and have extensive experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, dating struggles and divorce. Part of life is learning to overcome the challenges that are thrown at each of us. At times, life can become overwhelming, and this is when many of us reach out for extra guidance and support. I will help you face current life stressors or past trauma that needs to be reprocessed, so that you may begin living more fully in the present. I use a combination of techniques to guide clients towards transformation.
Welcome! I believe in a strengths based holistic approach and have extensive experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, dating struggles and divorce. Part of life is learning to overcome the challenges that are thrown at each of us. At times, life can become overwhelming, and this is when many of us reach out for extra guidance and support. I will help you face current life stressors or past trauma that needs to be reprocessed, so that you may begin living more fully in the present. I use a combination of techniques to guide clients towards transformation.
(310) 627-2854 View (310) 627-2854
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Gerry Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401  (Online Only)
Relationships delight and enhance us but sometimes we get stuck. We stuck when conversations repeat, frustrations increase, and resolution can't be found! Working together, we uncover your unmet desires that fuel those complaints. Your desire becomes our guide to better ways voicing requests and feelings with safety. When our loved ones hear and respond well, resolution is possible. Conversations open up, frustrations diminish and inner turmoil quiets. Everyone enjoys more of what they want. n counseling, we can talk and like a coach, from the sidelines I can see and suggest ways to improve your relationships.
Relationships delight and enhance us but sometimes we get stuck. We stuck when conversations repeat, frustrations increase, and resolution can't be found! Working together, we uncover your unmet desires that fuel those complaints. Your desire becomes our guide to better ways voicing requests and feelings with safety. When our loved ones hear and respond well, resolution is possible. Conversations open up, frustrations diminish and inner turmoil quiets. Everyone enjoys more of what they want. n counseling, we can talk and like a coach, from the sidelines I can see and suggest ways to improve your relationships.
(310) 895-9465 View (310) 895-9465
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Lisa Osborn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you struggling to put your life back to together after the birth of your baby? Are you just not feeling the way you expected? Or, like yourself? Are you iritable and overwhelmed? Possibly your relationship with your partner is suffering as well. Are these feelings robbing you of the joy of being with your infant? If so, you may be suffering from postpartum stress.
Are you struggling to put your life back to together after the birth of your baby? Are you just not feeling the way you expected? Or, like yourself? Are you iritable and overwhelmed? Possibly your relationship with your partner is suffering as well. Are these feelings robbing you of the joy of being with your infant? If so, you may be suffering from postpartum stress.
(310) 579-2867 View (310) 579-2867
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Kenneth Rasmussen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
In your search for a therapist, you will want someone who both understands what you are going through, and who is passionately committed to working with you to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. Therapy is above all a process and journey of self discovery which requires a guide who is patient and supportive, and at the same time encouraging and persistent to help you understand your self and the often hidden patterns of your life and relationships that hold you back.
In your search for a therapist, you will want someone who both understands what you are going through, and who is passionately committed to working with you to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. Therapy is above all a process and journey of self discovery which requires a guide who is patient and supportive, and at the same time encouraging and persistent to help you understand your self and the often hidden patterns of your life and relationships that hold you back.
(310) 895-9642 View (310) 895-9642
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Nicole Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you struggling to find the motivation or focus to get through daily tasks? Do you feel like you are going through life alone or unsure about who you are? Or do you simply just need someone to listen and talk to? If so, I am here to help you. I specialize in working with young adults, and adults with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, I also provide therapy for grief/loss, relationship issues, and self-acceptance.
Are you struggling to find the motivation or focus to get through daily tasks? Do you feel like you are going through life alone or unsure about who you are? Or do you simply just need someone to listen and talk to? If so, I am here to help you. I specialize in working with young adults, and adults with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, I also provide therapy for grief/loss, relationship issues, and self-acceptance.
(323) 498-1297 View (323) 498-1297
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Jane Bryson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
(310) 935-4521 View (310) 935-4521
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David Ibrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC, EMDR , EYRT500, ISTDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated Psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. Also offer Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, and adult Autism spectrum. HSP and Kink friendly.
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated Psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. Also offer Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, and adult Autism spectrum. HSP and Kink friendly.
(805) 420-7531 View (805) 420-7531
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Jacob Kajiwara
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping my clients explore the intersections of adoption, racial/ethnic identity, childhood trauma, confidence, and major life transitions. Throughout life, we continually revisit and re-negotiate our understanding of the experiences that have shaped us. It’s especially hard if you’ve been impacted by unique circumstances such as international/domestic adoption, multi-cultural family, or even just the experience of being a minority in America. I provide a warm and safe space that allows clients to explore their authentic self.
I am passionate about helping my clients explore the intersections of adoption, racial/ethnic identity, childhood trauma, confidence, and major life transitions. Throughout life, we continually revisit and re-negotiate our understanding of the experiences that have shaped us. It’s especially hard if you’ve been impacted by unique circumstances such as international/domestic adoption, multi-cultural family, or even just the experience of being a minority in America. I provide a warm and safe space that allows clients to explore their authentic self.
(818) 600-6992 View (818) 600-6992
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Couples Counseling of Santa Monica/Dr John Drimmer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I teach couples tools and I give homework. My background is in Positive Psychology. People describe me as warm, down-to-earth and they say I have a good sense of humor. I think couples therapy should be uplifting -- and show results. I help all kinds of couples: married and unmarried, straight, gay, and couples soon to marry. I'm dedicated to helping couples overcome their problems. I'm even-handed and I find solutions. (And on a personal note, I've been happily married for 30 years). I combine Positive Psychology, CBT, mindfulness, Gottman, and the best of contemporary psychology. I taught in the medical school at UCLA.
I teach couples tools and I give homework. My background is in Positive Psychology. People describe me as warm, down-to-earth and they say I have a good sense of humor. I think couples therapy should be uplifting -- and show results. I help all kinds of couples: married and unmarried, straight, gay, and couples soon to marry. I'm dedicated to helping couples overcome their problems. I'm even-handed and I find solutions. (And on a personal note, I've been happily married for 30 years). I combine Positive Psychology, CBT, mindfulness, Gottman, and the best of contemporary psychology. I taught in the medical school at UCLA.
(310) 307-3585 View (310) 307-3585
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Ekaterini Constantine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Feeling fatigued, burnout, overwhelmed, or even confused are very common issues my clients describe as their chief complaint. These symptoms may have underlying causes that lead to the need to seek healing and the wish to carve one's own path in life in a safe and caring environment. I have extensive experience working with teens and adults who want to understand and overcome their issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment wounds, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, low self-esteem, stress management.
Feeling fatigued, burnout, overwhelmed, or even confused are very common issues my clients describe as their chief complaint. These symptoms may have underlying causes that lead to the need to seek healing and the wish to carve one's own path in life in a safe and caring environment. I have extensive experience working with teens and adults who want to understand and overcome their issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment wounds, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, low self-esteem, stress management.
(310) 496-8837 View (310) 496-8837
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Kati Meyers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
With over a decade of experience, I specialize in creating a safe, client-centered space where you can explore your potential and overcome challenges. Together, we'll navigate life's twists and turns with evidence-based practices, including cognitive-behavioral and strengths-based approaches. Whether you are feeling the weight of depression, anxiety, or burnout, I'm here to offer personalized support tailored to your unique journey. Let's embark on this adventure together and build a life you truly love!
With over a decade of experience, I specialize in creating a safe, client-centered space where you can explore your potential and overcome challenges. Together, we'll navigate life's twists and turns with evidence-based practices, including cognitive-behavioral and strengths-based approaches. Whether you are feeling the weight of depression, anxiety, or burnout, I'm here to offer personalized support tailored to your unique journey. Let's embark on this adventure together and build a life you truly love!
(424) 655-2119 View (424) 655-2119
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Ava Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I offer individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy for adults, children and teens who would like to cope more effectively with their emotions and life stresses, heal from difficult or traumatic experiences, improve their relationships, and achieve more success and fulfillment in their lives. By creating a safe, collaborative space to explore your concerns and challenges, I offer reparative experiences for individuals who have felt overwhelmed, hurt or unsupported by others; and I help individuals, couples & families to strengthen their connections, improve communication, and develop more secure and fulfilling relationships.
I offer individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy for adults, children and teens who would like to cope more effectively with their emotions and life stresses, heal from difficult or traumatic experiences, improve their relationships, and achieve more success and fulfillment in their lives. By creating a safe, collaborative space to explore your concerns and challenges, I offer reparative experiences for individuals who have felt overwhelmed, hurt or unsupported by others; and I help individuals, couples & families to strengthen their connections, improve communication, and develop more secure and fulfilling relationships.
(424) 324-3596 View (424) 324-3596
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Marina Vicario
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
I've been in the mental health field for over nine years working with a wide range of individuals in different stages of life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Over the years, I have grown to appreciate and value working with clients to improve their quality of life. My goal is to accompany you in overcoming setbacks, and challenges, and processing stressful or traumatic events to find balance and be able to enjoy life a bit more.
I've been in the mental health field for over nine years working with a wide range of individuals in different stages of life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Over the years, I have grown to appreciate and value working with clients to improve their quality of life. My goal is to accompany you in overcoming setbacks, and challenges, and processing stressful or traumatic events to find balance and be able to enjoy life a bit more.
(310) 956-4067 View (310) 956-4067
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Holly Hardgrove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Throughout the many years I have been practicing, the greatest reward has been to help clients better understand themselves and find their own voice. We work together to examine the role their family of origin plays in their current choices and relationships. I have a particular expertise in working with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma. By providing a safe space to explore relationship issues and limiting thought patterns, I am able to assist clients to better understand and accept themselves, and reduce critical self beliefs.
Throughout the many years I have been practicing, the greatest reward has been to help clients better understand themselves and find their own voice. We work together to examine the role their family of origin plays in their current choices and relationships. I have a particular expertise in working with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma. By providing a safe space to explore relationship issues and limiting thought patterns, I am able to assist clients to better understand and accept themselves, and reduce critical self beliefs.
(424) 404-6721 View (424) 404-6721
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Renata Visomirskis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles who has been practicing since 2015. I work from a relational psychoanalytic orientation with a warm, collaborative and interactive style. I can help you explore your emotions, discover your authentic self and understand how your past is impacting your present so that you can have more satisfying relationships with yourself and others. I look forward to working together and creating a space to facilitate trust, growth, change and healing.
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles who has been practicing since 2015. I work from a relational psychoanalytic orientation with a warm, collaborative and interactive style. I can help you explore your emotions, discover your authentic self and understand how your past is impacting your present so that you can have more satisfying relationships with yourself and others. I look forward to working together and creating a space to facilitate trust, growth, change and healing.
(310) 362-3369 View (310) 362-3369

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Number of Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Santa Monica, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aetna
49% Cigna and Evernorth
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Santa Monica, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Santa Monica?

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.