Therapists in Studio City, CA

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Sheri D Keller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Studio City, CA 91607
Hello. Reaching out for help is often difficult, and you did just that by clicking on my page. I approach my work with care and compassion to provide my client's with the most effective form of treatment for them. My style emphasizes present moment awareness as well as the relationship between thoughts and feelings. I believe that no two people are alike, and therefore I combine all of my life experience along with my clinical training to ensure that each of my clients has their own unique experience.
Hello. Reaching out for help is often difficult, and you did just that by clicking on my page. I approach my work with care and compassion to provide my client's with the most effective form of treatment for them. My style emphasizes present moment awareness as well as the relationship between thoughts and feelings. I believe that no two people are alike, and therefore I combine all of my life experience along with my clinical training to ensure that each of my clients has their own unique experience.
(818) 239-7985 View (818) 239-7985
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Ashley Rollerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
I'm a holistic eclectic therapist who works with adults and adolescents. Two seemingly opposite truths can exist at the same time which means while you want to focus on coping skills and changed behaviors in the present, it’s important to connect to a deeper self awareness: mind, body, spirit. Everybody is uniquely themselves so it's important that I work with the individual needs of each client by exploring the subconscious and root causes of emotional dysregulation and ineffective behaviors. I combine the use of evidenced based practices with a humanistic approach to provide an integrative healing approach.
I'm a holistic eclectic therapist who works with adults and adolescents. Two seemingly opposite truths can exist at the same time which means while you want to focus on coping skills and changed behaviors in the present, it’s important to connect to a deeper self awareness: mind, body, spirit. Everybody is uniquely themselves so it's important that I work with the individual needs of each client by exploring the subconscious and root causes of emotional dysregulation and ineffective behaviors. I combine the use of evidenced based practices with a humanistic approach to provide an integrative healing approach.
(310) 487-9327 View (310) 487-9327
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Robin Gans Psy.D A Psychological Corp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
I believe that a life well examined is a life worth living. It's important to truly know yourself, and what your strengths and limitations are. My focus in treatment is based upon your goals for therapy, and what outcome you are hoping for. I have done much work within the LGBTQ + Community, and with couples across all ethnicities and orientations. Couples bring their own personal histories and experiences into the their relationships forming "unconscious contracts" with each other. I help them understand what those are between each other, in order to help them have a better understanding of why they chose each other.
I believe that a life well examined is a life worth living. It's important to truly know yourself, and what your strengths and limitations are. My focus in treatment is based upon your goals for therapy, and what outcome you are hoping for. I have done much work within the LGBTQ + Community, and with couples across all ethnicities and orientations. Couples bring their own personal histories and experiences into the their relationships forming "unconscious contracts" with each other. I help them understand what those are between each other, in order to help them have a better understanding of why they chose each other.
(818) 962-4546 View (818) 962-4546
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Laura Sgro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
Life can be HARD. Whether it's always been hard or there are more recent roadblocks, it f-cking sucks to feel out of control, unfulfilled, stuck, or unhappy. So let's talk about that. In our work together, we'll examine parts of your past, challenges in the present, and hopes for the future to create the life you want, while honoring your natural strengths and intersecting identities. Through both research-based techniques and being a real + approachable human, my goal is to help you find clarity and healing while creating meaningful and sustainable change.
Life can be HARD. Whether it's always been hard or there are more recent roadblocks, it f-cking sucks to feel out of control, unfulfilled, stuck, or unhappy. So let's talk about that. In our work together, we'll examine parts of your past, challenges in the present, and hopes for the future to create the life you want, while honoring your natural strengths and intersecting identities. Through both research-based techniques and being a real + approachable human, my goal is to help you find clarity and healing while creating meaningful and sustainable change.
(323) 615-3276 View (323) 615-3276
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Marielle Skouras
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
Asking for help from another person can be hard, but I see it as a sign of strength. Whether you have reached a point of crisis in your life or are simply looking for a safe space to explore your inner world, I want to help. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues, or are feeling stuck and frustrated by painful patterns that keep repeating in your life. Perhaps the vulnerable parts that have been kept hidden in the dark are ready to come out into the light.
Asking for help from another person can be hard, but I see it as a sign of strength. Whether you have reached a point of crisis in your life or are simply looking for a safe space to explore your inner world, I want to help. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues, or are feeling stuck and frustrated by painful patterns that keep repeating in your life. Perhaps the vulnerable parts that have been kept hidden in the dark are ready to come out into the light.
(747) 204-3329 View (747) 204-3329
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Jeremee ' Mimi ' Bouchard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I create a warm, safe, nonjudgmental environment for children, adolescents, adults, and couples to be able to open up and share their feelings and make sense of what is troubling them. I strive to empower people and help them realize the strength and potential they possess. My experience has prepared me well to be able to interact and connect with a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds. I am especially confident in my ability to connect with children/teens that are resistant to or skeptical of therapy.
As a therapist, I create a warm, safe, nonjudgmental environment for children, adolescents, adults, and couples to be able to open up and share their feelings and make sense of what is troubling them. I strive to empower people and help them realize the strength and potential they possess. My experience has prepared me well to be able to interact and connect with a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds. I am especially confident in my ability to connect with children/teens that are resistant to or skeptical of therapy.
(323) 991-7840 View (323) 991-7840
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Terry S Gock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
Whether you are grappling with challenges in your life or seeking to enhance your psychological well-being, having the support and guidance of a therapist can often be helpful. I applaud your taking this step and thank you for looking at my service description. With over 40 years of experience as a psychologist, I offer deep listening, clinical knowledge, and practical directions to help you improve your psychological wellness and further your personal fulfillment.
Whether you are grappling with challenges in your life or seeking to enhance your psychological well-being, having the support and guidance of a therapist can often be helpful. I applaud your taking this step and thank you for looking at my service description. With over 40 years of experience as a psychologist, I offer deep listening, clinical knowledge, and practical directions to help you improve your psychological wellness and further your personal fulfillment.
(323) 486-5554 View (323) 486-5554
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Debra Brause
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
When we live a life of reflection, we open ourselves to the rich depths of life's possibilities. We move away from the needless suffering of unresolved pain. I help my clients examine the intricacies of their minds and relationships in a warm, supportive, nonjudgmental environment. I help them make sense of their lives and their histories to understand how they impact their current challenges. Together we build a refuge where strengths are discovered and life becomes more joyful. My training is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, however, my style always depends on the needs of my clients and the relationship we create.
When we live a life of reflection, we open ourselves to the rich depths of life's possibilities. We move away from the needless suffering of unresolved pain. I help my clients examine the intricacies of their minds and relationships in a warm, supportive, nonjudgmental environment. I help them make sense of their lives and their histories to understand how they impact their current challenges. Together we build a refuge where strengths are discovered and life becomes more joyful. My training is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, however, my style always depends on the needs of my clients and the relationship we create.
(424) 570-1223 View (424) 570-1223
Thomas Glennon
Psychologist
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
I have been practicing as a licensed psychotherapist since 1983. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I provide an understanding, caring and empathic environment to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your circumstances. I utilize traditional “talk therapy,” which focuses on clarifying the nature of the problems. I help you to understand how your life-history contributes to your current situation, and to recognize and utilize your strengths in order to change negative patterns of thinking, behaving, and communicating.
I have been practicing as a licensed psychotherapist since 1983. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I provide an understanding, caring and empathic environment to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your circumstances. I utilize traditional “talk therapy,” which focuses on clarifying the nature of the problems. I help you to understand how your life-history contributes to your current situation, and to recognize and utilize your strengths in order to change negative patterns of thinking, behaving, and communicating.
(213) 260-1709 x1 View (213) 260-1709 x1
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Naira Keshishyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
Hello and thanks for visiting! If you are struggling with relationships, family trauma, dating issues, eating disorders, self-image, career and life-transition issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I am passionate about self-discovery, empowerment and achieving one’s full potential and offer a direct and compassionate form of therapy. My goal for you in therapy is to be engaged in a collaborative process, one which promotes healing and growth. I believe that we all have the ability to turn our lives around, to love ourselves, and to experience progress and transformation.
Hello and thanks for visiting! If you are struggling with relationships, family trauma, dating issues, eating disorders, self-image, career and life-transition issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I am passionate about self-discovery, empowerment and achieving one’s full potential and offer a direct and compassionate form of therapy. My goal for you in therapy is to be engaged in a collaborative process, one which promotes healing and growth. I believe that we all have the ability to turn our lives around, to love ourselves, and to experience progress and transformation.
(805) 874-5248 View (805) 874-5248
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Tannaz Alagheband
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
Do any of these sound familiar? You are constantly “on” and have a hard time relaxing. You want to do it all and have difficulty saying no. You have achieved a lot and have the external signs of success. Yet, you continue to feel anxious and not good enough inside. You’re aware of having emotional wounds that impact the way you view yourself and show up in your relationships. You understand the “why” behind your responses, yet you continue to feel troubled by distressing past events and cope in ways that are no longer effective. If any of these statements with you, you are not alone, and therapy can help.
Do any of these sound familiar? You are constantly “on” and have a hard time relaxing. You want to do it all and have difficulty saying no. You have achieved a lot and have the external signs of success. Yet, you continue to feel anxious and not good enough inside. You’re aware of having emotional wounds that impact the way you view yourself and show up in your relationships. You understand the “why” behind your responses, yet you continue to feel troubled by distressing past events and cope in ways that are no longer effective. If any of these statements with you, you are not alone, and therapy can help.
(949) 771-8873 View (949) 771-8873
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George (Butch) Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, (CA), CADC-II, LAADC, CCAPP
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
(Zoom Video sessions) My ideal client: A creative, motivated, and intelligent professional with an obsession, usually drugs/alcohol and/or sex. A higher percentage of creative people struggle with addiction, because they just don't know when to quit! Creatives frequently have low self-esteem, often despite proven success. Using cognitive (CBT) techniques and psychodynamic methods (how events from the past affect the present) I use a pragmatic, individualized approach. I include solution-focused and music/art therapy to help the client gain insight and put the insight to work to achieve realistic goals.
(Zoom Video sessions) My ideal client: A creative, motivated, and intelligent professional with an obsession, usually drugs/alcohol and/or sex. A higher percentage of creative people struggle with addiction, because they just don't know when to quit! Creatives frequently have low self-esteem, often despite proven success. Using cognitive (CBT) techniques and psychodynamic methods (how events from the past affect the present) I use a pragmatic, individualized approach. I include solution-focused and music/art therapy to help the client gain insight and put the insight to work to achieve realistic goals.
(424) 285-1106 View (424) 285-1106
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Megan Pfefferkorn
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
I think much of therapy involves coming to know that you are safe in the presence of another person - safe enough to feel, “not know”, and share parts of yourself that you might fear, judge, or hate. Perhaps you are struggling with a sense that something is missing in your life. You may be healing from a traumatic experience, or from impossible childhood situations. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or boredom, or feel “stuck” in your creative practice. Perhaps you are longing for a deeper connection within your relationships. Whatever you are facing, you are here because some part of you is brave enough to hope for relief.
I think much of therapy involves coming to know that you are safe in the presence of another person - safe enough to feel, “not know”, and share parts of yourself that you might fear, judge, or hate. Perhaps you are struggling with a sense that something is missing in your life. You may be healing from a traumatic experience, or from impossible childhood situations. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or boredom, or feel “stuck” in your creative practice. Perhaps you are longing for a deeper connection within your relationships. Whatever you are facing, you are here because some part of you is brave enough to hope for relief.
(626) 539-3053 View (626) 539-3053
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Natalia Ewalt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
Life is full of transitions and the focus of my practice is to help clients to cope with challenges and changes they encounter on their life’s journey. The challenges of adulthood affect people in tremendous ways and my job is to help you navigate the difficulties and find ways to manage and cope with various situations. I have over 20-year experience in mental health field in various settings and roles, working with various age groups and individuals from many backgrounds. My practice is culturally sensitive and open to individuals from many walks of life.
Life is full of transitions and the focus of my practice is to help clients to cope with challenges and changes they encounter on their life’s journey. The challenges of adulthood affect people in tremendous ways and my job is to help you navigate the difficulties and find ways to manage and cope with various situations. I have over 20-year experience in mental health field in various settings and roles, working with various age groups and individuals from many backgrounds. My practice is culturally sensitive and open to individuals from many walks of life.
(818) 593-0124 View (818) 593-0124
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Susan Forer-Dehrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 38 years experience working at a Community Based Organization in multiple roles both as a clinical social worker, program director and supervisor and executive. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting as well as career challenges, in achieving a work-life balance that works for you. I work with adult children who are dealing with aging parents, as well as many older adults who have experienced trauma, including Survivors of the Holocaust and their children.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 38 years experience working at a Community Based Organization in multiple roles both as a clinical social worker, program director and supervisor and executive. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting as well as career challenges, in achieving a work-life balance that works for you. I work with adult children who are dealing with aging parents, as well as many older adults who have experienced trauma, including Survivors of the Holocaust and their children.
(323) 745-8666 View (323) 745-8666
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Nancy Hinman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
"There are more things in heaven and earth ... than are dreamt of in your philosophy" Hamlet. As a depth psychotherapist, my intention is to help you navigate your personal depths; look beyond cultural expectations and all of the shoulds that have cluttered your life. Together we can work to unravel the defenses that have been unconsciously built to protect your heart and soul from feeling, and have kept you out of the present. By assiduously listening and freely playing, we will unearth who you really are and investigate what may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
"There are more things in heaven and earth ... than are dreamt of in your philosophy" Hamlet. As a depth psychotherapist, my intention is to help you navigate your personal depths; look beyond cultural expectations and all of the shoulds that have cluttered your life. Together we can work to unravel the defenses that have been unconsciously built to protect your heart and soul from feeling, and have kept you out of the present. By assiduously listening and freely playing, we will unearth who you really are and investigate what may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(818) 465-5578 View (818) 465-5578
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Mastaneh Lashkari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
My name is Mastaneh (Masti) Lashkari, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 136681. I have always been passionate about psychology, philosophy, art, and creativity. I aim to illuminate this profoundly beautiful yet miserable growth process as a therapist. To help you become more conscious, self-actualized, hopeful, and mature. Before psychotherapy, I achieved two decades of successful marketing and sales experience in Business Banking and Pharmaceutical Sales. In other words, I have been practicing and developing a multi-faced wide range of experiences in various forms of psychology for over 20 years.
My name is Mastaneh (Masti) Lashkari, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 136681. I have always been passionate about psychology, philosophy, art, and creativity. I aim to illuminate this profoundly beautiful yet miserable growth process as a therapist. To help you become more conscious, self-actualized, hopeful, and mature. Before psychotherapy, I achieved two decades of successful marketing and sales experience in Business Banking and Pharmaceutical Sales. In other words, I have been practicing and developing a multi-faced wide range of experiences in various forms of psychology for over 20 years.
(323) 991-9313 View (323) 991-9313
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Brittany Nicole Bronson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
14 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
Not accepting new clients
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination” (Carl Rogers).I believe that therapy is the key in that process and I want to be there to provide you with that positive support and collaboration. I am passionate about working together to help you build on your strengths and become the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I specialize in working with children, teens, families, and adults experiencing life’s obstacles such as depression, anxiety , self-esteem issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma. I am also a trained EMDR therapist.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination” (Carl Rogers).I believe that therapy is the key in that process and I want to be there to provide you with that positive support and collaboration. I am passionate about working together to help you build on your strengths and become the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I specialize in working with children, teens, families, and adults experiencing life’s obstacles such as depression, anxiety , self-esteem issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma. I am also a trained EMDR therapist.
(323) 391-6048 View (323) 391-6048
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Katie Sanford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Studio City, CA 91604
Have you "always been a worrier?" Are your thoughts racing, spiraling you into despair? Do people keep telling you to stop worrying but you can't? Are you thinking the worst case scenario right now?" You may be having difficulty sleeping, be short on patience, or snapping at people you love. If you are nervous right now because too many things on this list remind you, you may be struggling with anxiety. If your worrying is causing you to enjoy life less or is keeping you from getting things done, I would love to help.
Have you "always been a worrier?" Are your thoughts racing, spiraling you into despair? Do people keep telling you to stop worrying but you can't? Are you thinking the worst case scenario right now?" You may be having difficulty sleeping, be short on patience, or snapping at people you love. If you are nervous right now because too many things on this list remind you, you may be struggling with anxiety. If your worrying is causing you to enjoy life less or is keeping you from getting things done, I would love to help.
(818) 696-5582 View (818) 696-5582
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Judy Glickman Zevin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Studio City, CA 91604
Hello, I am a fully licensed and Board Certified psychotherapist. My clients have described me as genuine, thoughtful, warm, compassionate, and easy to talk with. I recognize that no two individuals are the same and I strive to listen deeply and actively collaborate with each of my clients to help them achieve their goals. My goal is to help people learn and establish more effective ways to deal with life's challenges, to live more fully. I offer a safe, trusting and supportive environment that enables individuals and couples to develop the understanding and skills needed to make positive changes.
Hello, I am a fully licensed and Board Certified psychotherapist. My clients have described me as genuine, thoughtful, warm, compassionate, and easy to talk with. I recognize that no two individuals are the same and I strive to listen deeply and actively collaborate with each of my clients to help them achieve their goals. My goal is to help people learn and establish more effective ways to deal with life's challenges, to live more fully. I offer a safe, trusting and supportive environment that enables individuals and couples to develop the understanding and skills needed to make positive changes.
(949) 287-8240 View (949) 287-8240

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Number of Therapists in Studio City, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$182

Therapists in Studio City, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
71% Grief
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

51% Aetna
45% Cigna and Evernorth
42% Optum

How Therapists in Studio City, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Studio City?

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.