Therapists in Toluca Lake, CA

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Ann Victoria Saxon
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, CA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Everyone has a story to tell, to share, and to shape. Let's discuss your story. Our work together will be a journey of exploring the source of your distress and how to alleviate it. I like to use a combination of cognitive-behavioral techniques for faster results--and a more in-depth process (if needed, and if so desired) to explore lifelong issues to identify triggers and obstacles throughout lifespan development. Working together, we can find ways to unlock whatever it is that creates negative experiences and feelings in your life. The goal? Free yourself to live the life you want. annsaxon.com
Everyone has a story to tell, to share, and to shape. Let's discuss your story. Our work together will be a journey of exploring the source of your distress and how to alleviate it. I like to use a combination of cognitive-behavioral techniques for faster results--and a more in-depth process (if needed, and if so desired) to explore lifelong issues to identify triggers and obstacles throughout lifespan development. Working together, we can find ways to unlock whatever it is that creates negative experiences and feelings in your life. The goal? Free yourself to live the life you want. annsaxon.com
(818) 237-9761 View (818) 237-9761
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Traci Gunn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Not accepting new clients
Whether you have concerns within your relationships, or you are dealing with grief or loss, distress moving through a phase of life, unresolved issues from childhood, fears, self-esteem, questioning your direction in life, experiencing anxiety or depression - uncovering the stuck places and shining light on them with a trained and trusted ear, can assist in claiming what it is genuine and true for you. Finding the right fit with a therapist that allows you to feel safe and open is critical. Therapy can be stressful to begin and it takes courage, so good for you for starting.
Whether you have concerns within your relationships, or you are dealing with grief or loss, distress moving through a phase of life, unresolved issues from childhood, fears, self-esteem, questioning your direction in life, experiencing anxiety or depression - uncovering the stuck places and shining light on them with a trained and trusted ear, can assist in claiming what it is genuine and true for you. Finding the right fit with a therapist that allows you to feel safe and open is critical. Therapy can be stressful to begin and it takes courage, so good for you for starting.
(818) 741-2075 View (818) 741-2075
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Dr. Wiyatta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Your life seems perfect to everyone else, but you struggle daily with thoughts that you don’t feel you can share with anyone. You feel stuck, uncertain, and want to feel brave enough to make bold choices to maintain emotional wellness. I specialize in individual therapy for professional women facing career transitions, job loss, workplace difficulties, and significant life changes. I also offer infertility counseling (also referred to as reproductive or fertility counseling) to women and couples struggling to conceive.
Your life seems perfect to everyone else, but you struggle daily with thoughts that you don’t feel you can share with anyone. You feel stuck, uncertain, and want to feel brave enough to make bold choices to maintain emotional wellness. I specialize in individual therapy for professional women facing career transitions, job loss, workplace difficulties, and significant life changes. I also offer infertility counseling (also referred to as reproductive or fertility counseling) to women and couples struggling to conceive.
(818) 717-7412 View (818) 717-7412
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Carole H Field
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
"Love has to be with elevated conditions", Martin Luther King. I pride my office on a few values: 1) unconditional love and 2)No baloney counseling . I love you, but we need to get to the point! :)
"Love has to be with elevated conditions", Martin Luther King. I pride my office on a few values: 1) unconditional love and 2)No baloney counseling . I love you, but we need to get to the point! :)
(323) 948-9057 View (323) 948-9057
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Danielle Kouri
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602  (Online Only)
Are you having big internal or external reactions to situations at work, at home, or with friends but you’re unsure why? Do family and cultural expectations play a big part in your life? You are not alone! Trying to take care of everyone and everything can be exhausting, especially when it feels like you must be perfect, the kind of perfect your family expects you to be. You are in the right place. I work with 1st and 2nd generation adults, like you, who are ready to stop struggling with relationships, challenging past events, and anxiety, who want to work through their triggers to feel more self-assured, grounded, and confident.
Are you having big internal or external reactions to situations at work, at home, or with friends but you’re unsure why? Do family and cultural expectations play a big part in your life? You are not alone! Trying to take care of everyone and everything can be exhausting, especially when it feels like you must be perfect, the kind of perfect your family expects you to be. You are in the right place. I work with 1st and 2nd generation adults, like you, who are ready to stop struggling with relationships, challenging past events, and anxiety, who want to work through their triggers to feel more self-assured, grounded, and confident.
(818) 477-1887 View (818) 477-1887
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Jessyca Phichit
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602  (Online Only)
I am truly passionate about helping others achieve ultimate success in all areas of life. Whether you are struggling with depression & anxiety, unresolved trauma, grief/loss or are navigating one of life’s many changes; my aim is to walk alongside you through the process of self-discovery while you gain the tools needed to not only survive, but thrive in your next phase of life. There is no struggle too big or too small. If you are seeking a space to work on your own personal development, free from judgment, while being seen, heard, motivated and challenged to dive a bit deeper, you have found the right place.
I am truly passionate about helping others achieve ultimate success in all areas of life. Whether you are struggling with depression & anxiety, unresolved trauma, grief/loss or are navigating one of life’s many changes; my aim is to walk alongside you through the process of self-discovery while you gain the tools needed to not only survive, but thrive in your next phase of life. There is no struggle too big or too small. If you are seeking a space to work on your own personal development, free from judgment, while being seen, heard, motivated and challenged to dive a bit deeper, you have found the right place.
(747) 285-7433 View (747) 285-7433
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Ayana Rose PhD. Valley Therapy Centers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
I specialize in empowering individuals through difficult life transitions, strengthening the mother/daughter dynamic, empowering individuals toward their best life, and supporting parents. Due to my extensive experience working with mothers and daughters I've been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network. As your therapist, I take on different roles to guide you through your process using mindfulness practices and CBT. I also offer systemic coaching for those who would like a more direct approach.
I specialize in empowering individuals through difficult life transitions, strengthening the mother/daughter dynamic, empowering individuals toward their best life, and supporting parents. Due to my extensive experience working with mothers and daughters I've been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network. As your therapist, I take on different roles to guide you through your process using mindfulness practices and CBT. I also offer systemic coaching for those who would like a more direct approach.
(747) 298-7911 View (747) 298-7911
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Reverence Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91610  (Online Only)
Navigating the challenges of life and death can be an isolating experience, often accompanied by a whirlwind of feelings that may seem impossible to understand. I specialize in providing a safe and supportive space for finding moments of peace amidst the turbulence of the unique emotional complexities you're facing. With an approach that utilizes traditional psychotherapy through a humanistic, narrative, and postmodern lens, my practice addresses: grief, empowerment, vulnerability, resilience, self-worth, autonomy, trauma, serious mental illness (ED, SI, HI), insight, acute and chronic illness, and end-of life.
Navigating the challenges of life and death can be an isolating experience, often accompanied by a whirlwind of feelings that may seem impossible to understand. I specialize in providing a safe and supportive space for finding moments of peace amidst the turbulence of the unique emotional complexities you're facing. With an approach that utilizes traditional psychotherapy through a humanistic, narrative, and postmodern lens, my practice addresses: grief, empowerment, vulnerability, resilience, self-worth, autonomy, trauma, serious mental illness (ED, SI, HI), insight, acute and chronic illness, and end-of life.
(747) 281-4027 View (747) 281-4027
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Dr. Regina Barang
PsyD, MA, CN, CHT
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
As Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Master of Spiritual Psychology, I am combining a larger spiritual perspective with clinical insight and life skill oriented pragmatism. Crisis is opportunity. We facilitate transition into your greater potential by calling forth your inherent resources. Healing comes first, so coaching the mind can become maximally efficient. Your growth in awareness can shift formerly 'unseen inner mechanics' - unresolved pain, limiting beliefs etc. Setting dormant energy and creativity free lets you experience ease in every day living and helps you create harmonious relationships with Self and the world.
As Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Master of Spiritual Psychology, I am combining a larger spiritual perspective with clinical insight and life skill oriented pragmatism. Crisis is opportunity. We facilitate transition into your greater potential by calling forth your inherent resources. Healing comes first, so coaching the mind can become maximally efficient. Your growth in awareness can shift formerly 'unseen inner mechanics' - unresolved pain, limiting beliefs etc. Setting dormant energy and creativity free lets you experience ease in every day living and helps you create harmonious relationships with Self and the world.
(818) 669-4267 View (818) 669-4267
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Prof. Michael Anthony Nalepa - Individual And Couples Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, BFA, MA, LMFT, ExecDir
Verified Verified
21 Endorsed
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
If you’re looking for a therapist who is basically David Rose meets early-00’s Britney (with a dash of Drag Race & a pinch of recycled WeHo go-go boy,) you’ve clicked on the right profile. But please don’t let my humor undercut the reverence & respect I have for the therapeutic process. Self-empowerment, radical acceptance & authentic human connection will be the cornerstone of our work. I utilize strength-based, affirmative & neuroscientific theory to guide us...but healing doesn't happen via theory. It lies in you -- your hopes, hardships, successes & infinite wisdom. Sometimes we'll laugh. Often, we'll cry. But either way...
If you’re looking for a therapist who is basically David Rose meets early-00’s Britney (with a dash of Drag Race & a pinch of recycled WeHo go-go boy,) you’ve clicked on the right profile. But please don’t let my humor undercut the reverence & respect I have for the therapeutic process. Self-empowerment, radical acceptance & authentic human connection will be the cornerstone of our work. I utilize strength-based, affirmative & neuroscientific theory to guide us...but healing doesn't happen via theory. It lies in you -- your hopes, hardships, successes & infinite wisdom. Sometimes we'll laugh. Often, we'll cry. But either way...
(213) 344-0208 View (213) 344-0208
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Erin Kronlund @ My Wellness Awakening
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toluca Lake, CA 91602  (Online Only)
EMDR & TELEHEALTH! Trauma healing, holistic wellness, self-empowerment, stress management, balance, spirituality, and living authentically are at the core of my practice. My wellness awakening is about your ability to transform, grow, change, connect, and create a new pattern of thinking that aligns with your personal life vision. It is my hope that our meeting would be an opportunity for you to discover what it is you want in life and how to create the shifts within yourself to get to where you want to be. I look forward to experiencing life from your perspective and hope to help illuminate within you whatever you are seeking.
EMDR & TELEHEALTH! Trauma healing, holistic wellness, self-empowerment, stress management, balance, spirituality, and living authentically are at the core of my practice. My wellness awakening is about your ability to transform, grow, change, connect, and create a new pattern of thinking that aligns with your personal life vision. It is my hope that our meeting would be an opportunity for you to discover what it is you want in life and how to create the shifts within yourself to get to where you want to be. I look forward to experiencing life from your perspective and hope to help illuminate within you whatever you are seeking.
(818) 655-0776 View (818) 655-0776
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Jennifer Broege
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
A person's wellbeing can change over time depending on their circumstances. When the demands of life start to exceed our resources and coping, it can take a toll on our mental and physical health. Feelings of anxiety, stress, sadness and depression can begin to cloud our daily experiences and decrease the sense of fulfillment and joy. I utilize techniques to help alleviate these negative sensations and thoughts, keeping you grounded in the present, enhancing your inherent abilities to heal and work on plans for a more hopeful future. I work with adults. I offer a BIPOC & LBGTQ + Safe Place.
A person's wellbeing can change over time depending on their circumstances. When the demands of life start to exceed our resources and coping, it can take a toll on our mental and physical health. Feelings of anxiety, stress, sadness and depression can begin to cloud our daily experiences and decrease the sense of fulfillment and joy. I utilize techniques to help alleviate these negative sensations and thoughts, keeping you grounded in the present, enhancing your inherent abilities to heal and work on plans for a more hopeful future. I work with adults. I offer a BIPOC & LBGTQ + Safe Place.
(661) 215-8274 View (661) 215-8274
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Melissa LeSane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602  (Online Only)
We might be a good fit if: You're seeking a BIPOC therapist. You're looking for a sex therapist or curious about sex therapy, for any sexual issues or just exploring your sexuality. In need of support in your intimate relationship(s), especially LGBTQ+, Kink, BDSM, Sex Work & Non-Monogamous folks. You want to get better at feeling your feelings or feel less overwhelmed by them. You relate to being empathic or sensitive and feel burdened, isolated or ready to nurture these qualities. Have been feeling a draw to connect or re-connect with your spirituality, in your personal way, not how you “should”.
We might be a good fit if: You're seeking a BIPOC therapist. You're looking for a sex therapist or curious about sex therapy, for any sexual issues or just exploring your sexuality. In need of support in your intimate relationship(s), especially LGBTQ+, Kink, BDSM, Sex Work & Non-Monogamous folks. You want to get better at feeling your feelings or feel less overwhelmed by them. You relate to being empathic or sensitive and feel burdened, isolated or ready to nurture these qualities. Have been feeling a draw to connect or re-connect with your spirituality, in your personal way, not how you “should”.
(747) 260-0628 View (747) 260-0628
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Erin Hannah Fein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, BAAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Relationships are a cornerstone of life, but we all know that challenges arise. As a therapist specializing in working on relationships, I help both individuals and couples navigate these complexities. Let's be honest, it is not easy to find a therapist whom you connect with. And when you're going through a really difficult time, it's even harder. A foundation of my approach is making sure my clients feel safe and truly comfortable doing this vulnerable work together. We will take the time we need to develop a strong working relationship so we can honestly and openly explore the areas that need support in your life.
Relationships are a cornerstone of life, but we all know that challenges arise. As a therapist specializing in working on relationships, I help both individuals and couples navigate these complexities. Let's be honest, it is not easy to find a therapist whom you connect with. And when you're going through a really difficult time, it's even harder. A foundation of my approach is making sure my clients feel safe and truly comfortable doing this vulnerable work together. We will take the time we need to develop a strong working relationship so we can honestly and openly explore the areas that need support in your life.
(747) 298-6464 View (747) 298-6464
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Simone Bienne
LPST, MAAdvDP, Dr Drew, Expert
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Are you struggling to end the cycle of thinking that stops you from moving forward and having what you want in love and sex? Do you want to create happy, healthy relationships that are rooted in trust, security, intimacy, and great communication? Do you want a fulfilling sex life? For 20 years I’ve been in private practice and an expert on UK/US TV helping thousands of people just like you have whole-life success and happiness. You too can let go of the past,overcome limiting beliefs, reset thinking patterns, transform trauma, feel positive emotions, increase sexual enjoyment, and create a new version of yourself, one that you LOVE.
Are you struggling to end the cycle of thinking that stops you from moving forward and having what you want in love and sex? Do you want to create happy, healthy relationships that are rooted in trust, security, intimacy, and great communication? Do you want a fulfilling sex life? For 20 years I’ve been in private practice and an expert on UK/US TV helping thousands of people just like you have whole-life success and happiness. You too can let go of the past,overcome limiting beliefs, reset thinking patterns, transform trauma, feel positive emotions, increase sexual enjoyment, and create a new version of yourself, one that you LOVE.
(213) 699-3939 View (213) 699-3939
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Sandy A Schaller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91610  (Online Only)
I became a Marriage/Family Therapist because I had long dreamed of being instrumental in assisting others in finding their own unique avenues to happiness. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you we're there for someone who is in need of my assistance and guidance. I am a passionate animal lover and am a volunteer at the LA Zoo
I became a Marriage/Family Therapist because I had long dreamed of being instrumental in assisting others in finding their own unique avenues to happiness. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you we're there for someone who is in need of my assistance and guidance. I am a passionate animal lover and am a volunteer at the LA Zoo
(747) 234-2725 View (747) 234-2725
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Christine Eghenian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91610
Experiencing depression, anxiety, grief or relationship problems is never easy, though in reality these can be an unavoidable part of life. When stressors and symptoms outweigh our personal resources, or when they provoke unresolved feelings that interfere with our functioning, a strong support system can be invaluable. Therapy provides a nonjudgmental setting in which to examine issues that we might not readily share with others. It can help us better understand ourselves, our circumstances, and our possibilities. In fact, what benefits us most is to receive kind and keen attention. Within that context, we often find the guidance we need.
Experiencing depression, anxiety, grief or relationship problems is never easy, though in reality these can be an unavoidable part of life. When stressors and symptoms outweigh our personal resources, or when they provoke unresolved feelings that interfere with our functioning, a strong support system can be invaluable. Therapy provides a nonjudgmental setting in which to examine issues that we might not readily share with others. It can help us better understand ourselves, our circumstances, and our possibilities. In fact, what benefits us most is to receive kind and keen attention. Within that context, we often find the guidance we need.
(213) 985-7985 View (213) 985-7985
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Carolyn Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602  (Online Only)
Parenting can be tough. You wonder if your child will ever grow out of their excessive worries, meltdowns, or tantrums, and you become exhausted and feel guilty for being frustrated with them. The nightly battle with homework and reports from school are wearing you down. The power struggle with your spirited toddler or your strong willed adolescent may leave you overwhelmed and wondering what you can do differently. Communicating and feeling unified with your partner or caregiver may be difficult or your styles may be different, creating a state of uncertainty or chaos in the home.
Parenting can be tough. You wonder if your child will ever grow out of their excessive worries, meltdowns, or tantrums, and you become exhausted and feel guilty for being frustrated with them. The nightly battle with homework and reports from school are wearing you down. The power struggle with your spirited toddler or your strong willed adolescent may leave you overwhelmed and wondering what you can do differently. Communicating and feeling unified with your partner or caregiver may be difficult or your styles may be different, creating a state of uncertainty or chaos in the home.
(747) 233-4407 View (747) 233-4407
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Michaela Tork
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602  (Online Only)
Do you wake up feeling depressed dreading to get through another day? Do you try to fill the void in your life with sensation-seeking behaviors: alcohol, drugs, food, sex, shopping, TV, video games, internet surfing, online gaming, gambling etc.? Have you lost touch with the aspirations and dreams that used to motivate and inspire you? Are your relationships troubled? I can help! Seeking therapy takes courage and the prospect of talking to a stranger can be intimidating. I relate to the discomfort you may experience and provide a confidential, non-judgmental, supportive space to work with you.
Do you wake up feeling depressed dreading to get through another day? Do you try to fill the void in your life with sensation-seeking behaviors: alcohol, drugs, food, sex, shopping, TV, video games, internet surfing, online gaming, gambling etc.? Have you lost touch with the aspirations and dreams that used to motivate and inspire you? Are your relationships troubled? I can help! Seeking therapy takes courage and the prospect of talking to a stranger can be intimidating. I relate to the discomfort you may experience and provide a confidential, non-judgmental, supportive space to work with you.
(818) 794-7850 View (818) 794-7850
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Alyson Hurlbut
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Depression, anxiety, loss, and change can leave us feeling disconnected, confused. It seems to me that we're all trying to be connected in ways that support our intentions and goals. Sometimes those connections - to our Self, our partners, our family and friends - get muddy or lost. I see therapy as a safe place to explore unfamiliar, at times uncomfortable, territory in order to reach for greater understanding and connection to Self and others. My approach is humanistic/existential with an emphasis on depth and transpersonal psychology.
Depression, anxiety, loss, and change can leave us feeling disconnected, confused. It seems to me that we're all trying to be connected in ways that support our intentions and goals. Sometimes those connections - to our Self, our partners, our family and friends - get muddy or lost. I see therapy as a safe place to explore unfamiliar, at times uncomfortable, territory in order to reach for greater understanding and connection to Self and others. My approach is humanistic/existential with an emphasis on depth and transpersonal psychology.
(747) 236-6314 View (747) 236-6314

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Number of Therapists in Toluca Lake, CA

60+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Toluca Lake, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
87% Self Esteem
78% Grief
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Optum
48% Aetna
45% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Toluca Lake, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

97% Female
3% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Toluca Lake?

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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.