Therapists in West Torrance, Torrance, CA

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Adrienne Less
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90505
I provide a supportive and collaborative approach to therapy. I believe it is important to teach clients strategies to use throughout their life, so that when they leave therapy, clients feel more confident to cope with future difficulties in a positive way. Learning skills along with self exploration can lead to progress in a shorter amount of time. Clients of all ages can benefit from this approach.
I provide a supportive and collaborative approach to therapy. I believe it is important to teach clients strategies to use throughout their life, so that when they leave therapy, clients feel more confident to cope with future difficulties in a positive way. Learning skills along with self exploration can lead to progress in a shorter amount of time. Clients of all ages can benefit from this approach.
(310) 874-8671 View (310) 874-8671
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Lisa L Hancock
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides neuropsychological assessments (ages 2:6 years through adult), counseling (ages 12 through adult), and psychotherapy (ages 12 through adult) to children, teens, families, couples, and adults. Those I work with are often experiencing problems academically, behavioral, socially; and/or experiencing anxiety or depression. Testing is often utilized to provide diagnostic information to guide treatment and services. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are gifted or 2e, am a Certified Autism Specialist through IBCCES, as well as certified PDA Level 3.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides neuropsychological assessments (ages 2:6 years through adult), counseling (ages 12 through adult), and psychotherapy (ages 12 through adult) to children, teens, families, couples, and adults. Those I work with are often experiencing problems academically, behavioral, socially; and/or experiencing anxiety or depression. Testing is often utilized to provide diagnostic information to guide treatment and services. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are gifted or 2e, am a Certified Autism Specialist through IBCCES, as well as certified PDA Level 3.
(310) 478-6505 x2 View (310) 478-6505 x2
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Karin Brewster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503
Hi, I am Karin Brewster, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services across Los Angeles with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with adolescents and adults with a wide arrange of challenges including depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions, interpersonal issues, impulsive behaviors and rapid mood changes. I also have assisted many people in coping with trauma and grief/loss. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), however, I aim to tailor every individuals treatment plan according to their specific needs.
Hi, I am Karin Brewster, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services across Los Angeles with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with adolescents and adults with a wide arrange of challenges including depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions, interpersonal issues, impulsive behaviors and rapid mood changes. I also have assisted many people in coping with trauma and grief/loss. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), however, I aim to tailor every individuals treatment plan according to their specific needs.
(424) 312-0577 View (424) 312-0577
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Alex Tapia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
I believe in self-actualization and I am an advocate for personal growth. Learning more about ourselves through the development of insight into our triggers and stressors can help us take our life back, especially when feeling out of control. Throughout my individual work with clients, I take an approach to therapy that is both patient and honest in nature. I like to describe my therapeutic style as empowering, open-minded, and warm. I challenge my clients in a respectful and safe environment, with client-identified goals leading the journey.
I believe in self-actualization and I am an advocate for personal growth. Learning more about ourselves through the development of insight into our triggers and stressors can help us take our life back, especially when feeling out of control. Throughout my individual work with clients, I take an approach to therapy that is both patient and honest in nature. I like to describe my therapeutic style as empowering, open-minded, and warm. I challenge my clients in a respectful and safe environment, with client-identified goals leading the journey.
(424) 667-5657 View (424) 667-5657
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Monica Ariana Jaquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503
Not accepting new clients
Seeking help during difficult times can be a first step towards personal growth and healing. Talking with a professional in a safe and caring environment can help you navigate life's challenging experiences, as well as celebrate your successes and perseverance. Together, we can identify the best therapeutic approaches and solutions based on your personal goals. You will be empowered, motivated, and supported through this journey.
Seeking help during difficult times can be a first step towards personal growth and healing. Talking with a professional in a safe and caring environment can help you navigate life's challenging experiences, as well as celebrate your successes and perseverance. Together, we can identify the best therapeutic approaches and solutions based on your personal goals. You will be empowered, motivated, and supported through this journey.
(424) 239-6588 View (424) 239-6588
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Jennifer Birner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients March 2024 - My approach to therapy is supportive, collaborative and results focused. I work with my clients to develop a personalized plan to identify and attain their goals, increase self-compassion and self-love, bring awareness to unconscious patterns that are no longer serving them, develop coping skills to better face the challenges of their life and help them create more conscious and fulfilling relationships.
Accepting New Clients March 2024 - My approach to therapy is supportive, collaborative and results focused. I work with my clients to develop a personalized plan to identify and attain their goals, increase self-compassion and self-love, bring awareness to unconscious patterns that are no longer serving them, develop coping skills to better face the challenges of their life and help them create more conscious and fulfilling relationships.
(424) 543-7021 View (424) 543-7021
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Yousuf Syed
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
I have predominantly worked with adolescents and adults in communities who wouldn’t normally have access to therapy. I have experience working as a behavioral Interventionist treating children who have developmental disorders. My treatment focuses are clients experiencing depression, anxiety, college/career choices, cultural stressors, relational stress, and major life adjustments.
I have predominantly worked with adolescents and adults in communities who wouldn’t normally have access to therapy. I have experience working as a behavioral Interventionist treating children who have developmental disorders. My treatment focuses are clients experiencing depression, anxiety, college/career choices, cultural stressors, relational stress, and major life adjustments.
(310) 421-4394 View (310) 421-4394
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Carol Ann Francis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MFTT, CHT
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503
Relief from anxiety, depression, fears or angers gives you room to live your life fully. Self-improvement (your mind, body, self-esteem, capacity for satisfying/exciting relationships and powerful career advances) can move you leaps and bounds toward a richer, lively life. Eliminating habits (smoking, over-eating, lack of exercise, substances, etc) frees you to be you. Creating new paths after divorce, death, traumatic disruptions, leads toward a self-directed future. Through many different therapeutic approaches--well researched and tested-- you can attain your goals & dreams for your fuller, peaceful life. www.drcarolfrancis.com or call 310-543-1824.
Relief from anxiety, depression, fears or angers gives you room to live your life fully. Self-improvement (your mind, body, self-esteem, capacity for satisfying/exciting relationships and powerful career advances) can move you leaps and bounds toward a richer, lively life. Eliminating habits (smoking, over-eating, lack of exercise, substances, etc) frees you to be you. Creating new paths after divorce, death, traumatic disruptions, leads toward a self-directed future. Through many different therapeutic approaches--well researched and tested-- you can attain your goals & dreams for your fuller, peaceful life. www.drcarolfrancis.com or call 310-543-1824.
(424) 570-2143 View (424) 570-2143
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Gelbart and Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90505
Having been in practice in the South Bay since 1976, I bring a great deal of experience in helping people with problems related to personal or family drug or alcohol use, as well as depression, anxiety, stress, and marital issues. My work with addiction includes problems related to gambling, sex, and food. At present, in addition to my practice, I am the Director of Behavioral Health at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and the Executive Director and Supervising Psychologist for the Torrance Memorial Thelma McMillen Recovery Center
Having been in practice in the South Bay since 1976, I bring a great deal of experience in helping people with problems related to personal or family drug or alcohol use, as well as depression, anxiety, stress, and marital issues. My work with addiction includes problems related to gambling, sex, and food. At present, in addition to my practice, I am the Director of Behavioral Health at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and the Executive Director and Supervising Psychologist for the Torrance Memorial Thelma McMillen Recovery Center
(310) 692-9523 View (310) 692-9523
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Tiffany Drake
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90505
My name is Tiffany Drake, I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is to create a warm and inviting environment. My theoretical approach is CBT, Client-Centered, and Solution-Focused. My theoretical approach is CBT, Solution-Focused and Client-Centered. I work with Clients who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Domestic Violence, Post- Partum. I create a safe and warm space for my clients and allow them to freely speak with no judgment.
My name is Tiffany Drake, I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is to create a warm and inviting environment. My theoretical approach is CBT, Client-Centered, and Solution-Focused. My theoretical approach is CBT, Solution-Focused and Client-Centered. I work with Clients who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Domestic Violence, Post- Partum. I create a safe and warm space for my clients and allow them to freely speak with no judgment.
(424) 234-2467 View (424) 234-2467
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Jenny Moon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Imagine the freedom of living without constant worry and anxiety. As an Asian American therapist, I offer culturally responsive care addressing intergenerational trauma, stress and depression. Together we'll work towards unlocking your unmet needs, discover purpose and restore balance back into your life. Do you find yourself lost in responsibilities for others; whether its your partner, work, family, church or even your child? This can lead to a loss of self and identity, overwhelm, low self-esteem, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Hardship and pain can often feel lonely, but you don't have to face these challenges alone.
Imagine the freedom of living without constant worry and anxiety. As an Asian American therapist, I offer culturally responsive care addressing intergenerational trauma, stress and depression. Together we'll work towards unlocking your unmet needs, discover purpose and restore balance back into your life. Do you find yourself lost in responsibilities for others; whether its your partner, work, family, church or even your child? This can lead to a loss of self and identity, overwhelm, low self-esteem, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Hardship and pain can often feel lonely, but you don't have to face these challenges alone.
(424) 340-0735 View (424) 340-0735
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Dr. Karyn Harmon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
I provide therapy to individuals, children, couples, and families to help them to find the best solutions to their problems. Whether you are looking to improve yourself, your relationships, or help others in your family, you will find my services to be supportive yet challenging enough to help reach your goals.
I provide therapy to individuals, children, couples, and families to help them to find the best solutions to their problems. Whether you are looking to improve yourself, your relationships, or help others in your family, you will find my services to be supportive yet challenging enough to help reach your goals.
(424) 955-4137 View (424) 955-4137
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Renate Sundelin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90505
As an experienced LCSW having specialized in providing support for chronic and acute medical illnesses, it has been my privilege to witness the tremendous resilience of the human spirit despite facing significant health challenges and distress. It is my practice to connect in a manner that is warm, empathetic and respectful. My engagement with each individuaI begins by acknowledging that they are most knowledgeable about themselves and their own lives. I utilize the Strengths based perspective. This is a partnership to identify barriers to achieving goals and developing methods to overcome and thrive.
As an experienced LCSW having specialized in providing support for chronic and acute medical illnesses, it has been my privilege to witness the tremendous resilience of the human spirit despite facing significant health challenges and distress. It is my practice to connect in a manner that is warm, empathetic and respectful. My engagement with each individuaI begins by acknowledging that they are most knowledgeable about themselves and their own lives. I utilize the Strengths based perspective. This is a partnership to identify barriers to achieving goals and developing methods to overcome and thrive.
(424) 587-3252 View (424) 587-3252
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Sakeena Mirza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90505
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps you are struggling in a relationship, or dealing with the aftermath of a difficult life event. Maybe your child is acting in a way that you don't understand, and you are not sure what to do. You may have a unique cultural experience that you are not sure anyone will understand how to help you navigate. Or maybe you just don't feel right and need help figuring it out.
Perhaps you are struggling in a relationship, or dealing with the aftermath of a difficult life event. Maybe your child is acting in a way that you don't understand, and you are not sure what to do. You may have a unique cultural experience that you are not sure anyone will understand how to help you navigate. Or maybe you just don't feel right and need help figuring it out.
(424) 328-6491 View (424) 328-6491
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Christy Tercero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503
Are you dealing with unwanted feelings such as sadness, anger, fear, and loneliness? Do you feel these emotions are interfering with your daily activities, relationships, or professional growth? As humans, it's natural to experience many emotions, some of which can seem overwhelming, even isolating. Neglecting your emotional well-being and not taking time for self-care can potentially lead to mental and physical complications. In our current times, many individuals are grappling with the weight of managing their emotions, relationships, careers & overall lives.
Are you dealing with unwanted feelings such as sadness, anger, fear, and loneliness? Do you feel these emotions are interfering with your daily activities, relationships, or professional growth? As humans, it's natural to experience many emotions, some of which can seem overwhelming, even isolating. Neglecting your emotional well-being and not taking time for self-care can potentially lead to mental and physical complications. In our current times, many individuals are grappling with the weight of managing their emotions, relationships, careers & overall lives.
(424) 400-6751 View (424) 400-6751
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Kurt Woodruff Sproul
Counselor, APCC, MA, ACMHC
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
We all have stress...question is: “how do you cope?” Good news: there are many tried and true evidence-based approaches to help you get better and do better…no matter what combination of troubles! After losing my son-in-law to addiction and self harm, I decided to get a masters in mental health, and learn all I could…to treat the whole person - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It’s called integrated recovery. We are each uniquely complex and layered; so are our challenges. I wish to give you practical tools to navigate life’s challenges and to rise - learning to connect with others and embodying your best self.
We all have stress...question is: “how do you cope?” Good news: there are many tried and true evidence-based approaches to help you get better and do better…no matter what combination of troubles! After losing my son-in-law to addiction and self harm, I decided to get a masters in mental health, and learn all I could…to treat the whole person - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It’s called integrated recovery. We are each uniquely complex and layered; so are our challenges. I wish to give you practical tools to navigate life’s challenges and to rise - learning to connect with others and embodying your best self.
(310) 435-8946 View (310) 435-8946
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Gemas Psychotherapy - Hablo Español
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503
Do you struggle with anxiety, past trauma, depression, grief, or loss of a sense of self? Do you find your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, career impacted? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost by just getting through the day, answering emails, texts or calls, the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body.
Do you struggle with anxiety, past trauma, depression, grief, or loss of a sense of self? Do you find your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, career impacted? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost by just getting through the day, answering emails, texts or calls, the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body.
(562) 386-0287 View (562) 386-0287
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Jane Leong
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC, PPS
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
Welcome! Therapy works when you are ready and can connect with a therapist who fits your needs. My clients begin with wherever they are and I am here to provide a safe space to share, to do exploration, and guided self-examination. You may have been thinking about making changes and are here to take one step closer to that. You want to feel better when you get up everyday and don't have an idea how to get there. I am here to help you find your direction.
Welcome! Therapy works when you are ready and can connect with a therapist who fits your needs. My clients begin with wherever they are and I am here to provide a safe space to share, to do exploration, and guided self-examination. You may have been thinking about making changes and are here to take one step closer to that. You want to feel better when you get up everyday and don't have an idea how to get there. I am here to help you find your direction.
(310) 361-6514 View (310) 361-6514
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Ricardo Bautista
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
I enjoy empowering patients to reach their goals by building rapport, providing psychoeducation, and providing feedback to make changes. I've been trained in different Evidence-Based Programs. I meet the patients where they are but challenge them when needed. I like to use Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Solution-focused interventions for the patient to accomplish their goals. I have a specialty in Gender Care for patients who are exploring more about themselves and want to learn options. I do enjoy working with college students and providing coping skills and patients who are adjusting to life.
I enjoy empowering patients to reach their goals by building rapport, providing psychoeducation, and providing feedback to make changes. I've been trained in different Evidence-Based Programs. I meet the patients where they are but challenge them when needed. I like to use Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Solution-focused interventions for the patient to accomplish their goals. I have a specialty in Gender Care for patients who are exploring more about themselves and want to learn options. I do enjoy working with college students and providing coping skills and patients who are adjusting to life.
(424) 786-5211 View (424) 786-5211
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Beth Schuh
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC, CMT
Verified Verified
West Torrance, Torrance, CA 90505
At Q Psychology Group, I collaborate with clients to create a felt sense of safety in their lives; safety within the therapeutic relationship, themselves, their bodies, and their personal relationships. I also partner with clients to build trust and resilience so that they can pursue their goals and respond to life’s inevitable challenges effectively. I additionally facilitate clients’ development of self-compassion, self-care, and boundaries to increase well-being. Adults and adolescents with issues related to trauma, anxiety, chronic illness, parenting, and work stress would especially benefit from my work.
At Q Psychology Group, I collaborate with clients to create a felt sense of safety in their lives; safety within the therapeutic relationship, themselves, their bodies, and their personal relationships. I also partner with clients to build trust and resilience so that they can pursue their goals and respond to life’s inevitable challenges effectively. I additionally facilitate clients’ development of self-compassion, self-care, and boundaries to increase well-being. Adults and adolescents with issues related to trauma, anxiety, chronic illness, parenting, and work stress would especially benefit from my work.
(213) 259-3922 View (213) 259-3922

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Number of Therapists in West Torrance, Torrance, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in West Torrance, Torrance, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
69% Stress
68% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Cigna and Evernorth
59% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West Torrance, Torrance, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in West Torrance, Torrance?

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.