Therapists in Valley Village, CA

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Ronald Louis Kaufman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607
In 2012, Dr. Ron Kaufman leased his first BrainPaint® computer in hopes of overcoming career-ending pain. Two months later he was fully ambulatory. He decided to see what it might do for others. He helped a veteran overcome 35 years of severe PTSD, (his psychiatrist halved his meds, then halved them again). His two sons learned were able to discontinue their ADHD medications. Their cousins enjoyed similar results. Because of his successes with neurofeedback, Dr. Kaufman opened clinics where others could enjoy the benefits of psychotherapy and neurofeedback treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, chronic pain and substance abuse.
In 2012, Dr. Ron Kaufman leased his first BrainPaint® computer in hopes of overcoming career-ending pain. Two months later he was fully ambulatory. He decided to see what it might do for others. He helped a veteran overcome 35 years of severe PTSD, (his psychiatrist halved his meds, then halved them again). His two sons learned were able to discontinue their ADHD medications. Their cousins enjoyed similar results. Because of his successes with neurofeedback, Dr. Kaufman opened clinics where others could enjoy the benefits of psychotherapy and neurofeedback treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, chronic pain and substance abuse.
(818) 276-9283 View (818) 276-9283
Photo of Neda Levi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Valley Village, CA
Neda Levi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607  (Online Only)
Living with depression and/or anxiety juxtaposed with a shaky sense of self, while one's childhood trauma is unknowingly being pushed aside, can be very overwhelming. Given the emotions that humans experience as they navigate their own unique worlds, these challenges can continue to permeate every avenue of one’s existence as they enter each life stage. Addressing strained relationships with primary caregivers & learning to reparent one’s self due to childhood neglect, can serve as the vehicle through which one is equipped with the tools necessary to provide themselves compassion & a foundation to create a life they've yearned for.
Living with depression and/or anxiety juxtaposed with a shaky sense of self, while one's childhood trauma is unknowingly being pushed aside, can be very overwhelming. Given the emotions that humans experience as they navigate their own unique worlds, these challenges can continue to permeate every avenue of one’s existence as they enter each life stage. Addressing strained relationships with primary caregivers & learning to reparent one’s self due to childhood neglect, can serve as the vehicle through which one is equipped with the tools necessary to provide themselves compassion & a foundation to create a life they've yearned for.
(818) 717-7983 View (818) 717-7983
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Ashari Wallace
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Village, CA 91607  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am an African American/Black woman. I believe that representation matters in mental health services, especially as stigmas around mental health are being addressed as Black people/people of color are seeking therapy more often in today’s society. I am an Associate Clinical Social Work and received my Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University. My goal when working with my clients is to help you (the client and/or your family) learn how to better manage the symptoms and behaviors you experience while developing and maintaining positive coping skills. I am passionate about helping young women and young adults.
I am an African American/Black woman. I believe that representation matters in mental health services, especially as stigmas around mental health are being addressed as Black people/people of color are seeking therapy more often in today’s society. I am an Associate Clinical Social Work and received my Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University. My goal when working with my clients is to help you (the client and/or your family) learn how to better manage the symptoms and behaviors you experience while developing and maintaining positive coping skills. I am passionate about helping young women and young adults.
(818) 431-2232 View (818) 431-2232
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Athena Mesina
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Athena and I am an Associate Registered Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California. I have experience working with adults and teens addressing physical trauma, emotional abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. I previously worked for a Trauma Assault Crisis Center which has expanded my expertise to include a population that has experienced complex traumas. To me, a therapist is a form of support walking alongside clients in their mental health journey; continuing to learn with them, staying proactive, and backing them as they navigate obstacles. A safe and warm, compassionate space.
Welcome! My name is Athena and I am an Associate Registered Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California. I have experience working with adults and teens addressing physical trauma, emotional abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. I previously worked for a Trauma Assault Crisis Center which has expanded my expertise to include a population that has experienced complex traumas. To me, a therapist is a form of support walking alongside clients in their mental health journey; continuing to learn with them, staying proactive, and backing them as they navigate obstacles. A safe and warm, compassionate space.
(818) 696-4909 View (818) 696-4909
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Lyra Velayo Matin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Valley Village, CA 91607  (Online Only)
I am a depth-trained and results-oriented psychotherapist. My goal is to help you gain self-awareness and teach psychological tools for personal growth and healing in and beyond therapy. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, a difficult life transition, creative blocks, unhealthy behaviors that you can’t seem to change, or challenges regarding your neurodiversity or sexuality, I will help you use them as opportunities for positive and sustainable transformation. I provide online therapy to individuals, couples, and families using psychoanalytic, somatic, coaching, evidence-based, and psycho-spiritual approaches.
I am a depth-trained and results-oriented psychotherapist. My goal is to help you gain self-awareness and teach psychological tools for personal growth and healing in and beyond therapy. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, a difficult life transition, creative blocks, unhealthy behaviors that you can’t seem to change, or challenges regarding your neurodiversity or sexuality, I will help you use them as opportunities for positive and sustainable transformation. I provide online therapy to individuals, couples, and families using psychoanalytic, somatic, coaching, evidence-based, and psycho-spiritual approaches.
(213) 423-4315 View (213) 423-4315
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Muriel Ghislaine Gaudin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607
As we move through life, some challenges easily become roadblocks to living the life we want. In therapy you can start to understand your struggles, find your strengths and experience a world that is unique to you. Therapy could be the most significant step you have ever taken. Together we might explore how your past relationships and your relationships with others came to be, how to integrate the conflict and tension that have become a challenge in your life, how to develop new skills to manage the issues you are presently facing.
As we move through life, some challenges easily become roadblocks to living the life we want. In therapy you can start to understand your struggles, find your strengths and experience a world that is unique to you. Therapy could be the most significant step you have ever taken. Together we might explore how your past relationships and your relationships with others came to be, how to integrate the conflict and tension that have become a challenge in your life, how to develop new skills to manage the issues you are presently facing.
(818) 869-2644 View (818) 869-2644
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Sari Tracht
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Valley Village, CA 91607
My mission as a therapist is to help you navigate through life’s complexities and challenges that may leave you feeling discouraged and disconnected. Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery, align with your true purpose, and heal old wounds. I am a firm believer that therapy can transform your life. I know this because my own therapeutic journey has transformed mine. This is why I am deeply committed to helping people make meaningful changes by offering a safe and supportive, judgment-free, and–believe it or not–fun and enjoyable environment to do inner work and feel understood with a renewed sense of hope.
My mission as a therapist is to help you navigate through life’s complexities and challenges that may leave you feeling discouraged and disconnected. Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery, align with your true purpose, and heal old wounds. I am a firm believer that therapy can transform your life. I know this because my own therapeutic journey has transformed mine. This is why I am deeply committed to helping people make meaningful changes by offering a safe and supportive, judgment-free, and–believe it or not–fun and enjoyable environment to do inner work and feel understood with a renewed sense of hope.
(818) 210-4031 View (818) 210-4031
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Chloé Cavelier d'Esclavelles
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Valley Village, CA 91607
Not accepting new clients
Tired of feeling stuck or overtaken by your feelings? Ready to gently and bravely dig into the relationship between your past experiences and your current level of functioning? Together, in a safe, warm, and genuine therapeutic relationship, we will de-escalate the negative patterns affecting your life, get to know your protective and wounded parts of self that may be feeling stuck and unseen, uncover your authentic self, and develop new patterns for soulful living. Life can be messy and complicated, and it can also be beautiful and full of wonder and joy. Therapy reflects all of that.
Tired of feeling stuck or overtaken by your feelings? Ready to gently and bravely dig into the relationship between your past experiences and your current level of functioning? Together, in a safe, warm, and genuine therapeutic relationship, we will de-escalate the negative patterns affecting your life, get to know your protective and wounded parts of self that may be feeling stuck and unseen, uncover your authentic self, and develop new patterns for soulful living. Life can be messy and complicated, and it can also be beautiful and full of wonder and joy. Therapy reflects all of that.
(323) 927-0598 View (323) 927-0598
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Susanne Bech Simonsen M.s Health Psychology
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607
I do ONLINE SESSIONS. Quit smoking - easy and without gaining weight. 1-2 sessions. I believe that if you change your thoughts, you can change anything in your life! Your history is never your destiny. With more than 35 years of experience in the field, I have treated people with all kinds of issues. My experience includes owning and running a drug and alcohol treatment facility with 300 inpatients. In my practice the number 1 priority is to let go of the past, sleep good, feel good and eat good from session 1 - this creates a good foundation for the further treatment. Session in your home is possible
I do ONLINE SESSIONS. Quit smoking - easy and without gaining weight. 1-2 sessions. I believe that if you change your thoughts, you can change anything in your life! Your history is never your destiny. With more than 35 years of experience in the field, I have treated people with all kinds of issues. My experience includes owning and running a drug and alcohol treatment facility with 300 inpatients. In my practice the number 1 priority is to let go of the past, sleep good, feel good and eat good from session 1 - this creates a good foundation for the further treatment. Session in your home is possible
(323) 765-3339 View (323) 765-3339
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Shayna Harvey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Village, CA 91607
Relationships are complex. Maybe what started as easy has somehow changed and you find yourself dissatisfied with the way things are going. I work with couples and relationships, empowering partners to find the essential components needed to move forward in a way that strengthens and heals the whole. As an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, I am deeply committed to providing inclusive support.
Relationships are complex. Maybe what started as easy has somehow changed and you find yourself dissatisfied with the way things are going. I work with couples and relationships, empowering partners to find the essential components needed to move forward in a way that strengthens and heals the whole. As an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, I am deeply committed to providing inclusive support.
(323) 761-7579 View (323) 761-7579
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Gina Arellano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Village, CA 91607  (Online Only)
You try so hard to get things right, but no matter how hard you try, there always seems to be something you forgot or a mistake you've made. You’re often left feeling disappointed and dissatisfied at the end of the day because you feel you should have done more. A lot of your time and energy is spent on work, which leaves you feeling exhausted and drained. Even on the days you aren’t working, you still feel tired and unmotivated. You’ve been told by others that you’re just being lazy or you aren’t trying hard enough. So you’re constantly overexerting yourself and feeling burned out because you believe your best isn’t good enough.
You try so hard to get things right, but no matter how hard you try, there always seems to be something you forgot or a mistake you've made. You’re often left feeling disappointed and dissatisfied at the end of the day because you feel you should have done more. A lot of your time and energy is spent on work, which leaves you feeling exhausted and drained. Even on the days you aren’t working, you still feel tired and unmotivated. You’ve been told by others that you’re just being lazy or you aren’t trying hard enough. So you’re constantly overexerting yourself and feeling burned out because you believe your best isn’t good enough.
(818) 651-9168 View (818) 651-9168
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Jazzlyn Marisela Hammett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Village, CA 91607
We often find ourselves in rigid or stuck places. Life can be hard and navigating it alone is even harder. Whether you are having consistent negative thoughts, encountering a big life transition, lacking in your relationships, or struggling to cultivate joy — I would be honored to help you find or return to your meaning and goals in life. Working together we will move you from rigidity to more fluidity where we can explore all the dualities of life.
We often find ourselves in rigid or stuck places. Life can be hard and navigating it alone is even harder. Whether you are having consistent negative thoughts, encountering a big life transition, lacking in your relationships, or struggling to cultivate joy — I would be honored to help you find or return to your meaning and goals in life. Working together we will move you from rigidity to more fluidity where we can explore all the dualities of life.
(818) 717-7850 View (818) 717-7850
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Paige E. Fecske
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607  (Online Only)
Right now everything may seem overwhelming and impossible…take a deep breath and know that you are not alone. I provide a warm and compassionate space that encourages growth and connection. Our sessions will be collaborative, creative, and tailored to your individual needs. The therapeutic techniques I use have been shown to help people bring awareness to unconscious patterns and understanding to their thoughts, behaviors and emotions.
Right now everything may seem overwhelming and impossible…take a deep breath and know that you are not alone. I provide a warm and compassionate space that encourages growth and connection. Our sessions will be collaborative, creative, and tailored to your individual needs. The therapeutic techniques I use have been shown to help people bring awareness to unconscious patterns and understanding to their thoughts, behaviors and emotions.
(323) 714-3996 View (323) 714-3996
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Gary D Pearle
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607
Good therapy is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. It’s informative, it's amusing, and now and then it's downright breathtaking—in those moments when the pieces fall into place and suddenly things get clearer, more workable. At the beginning though, it’s usually a tangle. A relationship isn’t right, or your work isn’t what you hoped it would be. Maybe you’re nervous or depressed. Something new may be trying to enter your life, but it’s doing so in a very uncomfortable way. That’s when it’s worth finding someone who has a feel for the possibilities—some of them quite surprising—that may lie just around the corner.
Good therapy is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. It’s informative, it's amusing, and now and then it's downright breathtaking—in those moments when the pieces fall into place and suddenly things get clearer, more workable. At the beginning though, it’s usually a tangle. A relationship isn’t right, or your work isn’t what you hoped it would be. Maybe you’re nervous or depressed. Something new may be trying to enter your life, but it’s doing so in a very uncomfortable way. That’s when it’s worth finding someone who has a feel for the possibilities—some of them quite surprising—that may lie just around the corner.
(747) 233-2528 View (747) 233-2528
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Tiny Steps Developmental Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607
Our practice is centered around providing quality clinicians to helping children, adults and families improve their lives. We provide a variety of services includes psychological testing, psychotherapy and ABA. Through the use of several treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as psychodynamic and humanistic interventions we work uniquely with each client to reach their goals.
Our practice is centered around providing quality clinicians to helping children, adults and families improve their lives. We provide a variety of services includes psychological testing, psychotherapy and ABA. Through the use of several treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as psychodynamic and humanistic interventions we work uniquely with each client to reach their goals.
(424) 321-6452 View (424) 321-6452
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Suri Nowosiolski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS SpEd
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your child's anxiety? Are you exasperated by your child's constant need for reassurance? Do you find yourself staying away from particular places or activities in order to avoid triggering your child's worries? Do you wish your child would "just relax" and enjoy being a kid? Is your child preoccupied with "what-ifs" or does he/she meltdown easily when faced with a situation they'd rather avoid? Does your child have trouble separating from you or do they avoid social situations? Are you looking for an evidence-based way to help your child? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, I can help.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your child's anxiety? Are you exasperated by your child's constant need for reassurance? Do you find yourself staying away from particular places or activities in order to avoid triggering your child's worries? Do you wish your child would "just relax" and enjoy being a kid? Is your child preoccupied with "what-ifs" or does he/she meltdown easily when faced with a situation they'd rather avoid? Does your child have trouble separating from you or do they avoid social situations? Are you looking for an evidence-based way to help your child? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, I can help.
(818) 814-9432 View (818) 814-9432
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Avana Pace
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607
My name is Avana Pace and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I use telehealth therapy to help adults live a more empowered and fulfilled life when faced with depression, anxiety, navigating relationships, and the stress of life. My approach to therapy is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment-Based Therapy. In my experience, my style and approach is a good fit for adults who are coming to therapy with an open mind and a desire to make a shift in their current life.
My name is Avana Pace and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I use telehealth therapy to help adults live a more empowered and fulfilled life when faced with depression, anxiety, navigating relationships, and the stress of life. My approach to therapy is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment-Based Therapy. In my experience, my style and approach is a good fit for adults who are coming to therapy with an open mind and a desire to make a shift in their current life.
(909) 640-3554 View (909) 640-3554
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Ladan Jabbari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607
Therapy is a very sacred space in which you are trusting another individual with your story and in order to heal, you need to feel safe. I am here to provide you with that space, so that while you have to wear a mask in every other area of your life, while you are in this space, you can remove that mask and be your true authentic self, without judgment. My role is to support you and to assist during your healing process, providing you with what it is that you need. My therapy process is solely tailored to each and every unique individual that I am working with.
Therapy is a very sacred space in which you are trusting another individual with your story and in order to heal, you need to feel safe. I am here to provide you with that space, so that while you have to wear a mask in every other area of your life, while you are in this space, you can remove that mask and be your true authentic self, without judgment. My role is to support you and to assist during your healing process, providing you with what it is that you need. My therapy process is solely tailored to each and every unique individual that I am working with.
(818) 405-8628 View (818) 405-8628
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Sheryl Aronson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified Verified
Valley Village, CA 91607
My practice focus is on building, healing and developing strong personal and intimate relationships - which are truly the cornerstone of psychological, physical, and spiritual health. My specialty is working with couples and giving them the skills necessary to maintain a successful relationship. I also have a strong interest in women's issues; especially in the development of improved SELF-ESTEEM though all of their transitions in life. While I am especially interested in helping women, I also have a bulk of experience in helping men through their relationship and proffessional difficulties. I offer unique interactive communication that promotes positive change.
My practice focus is on building, healing and developing strong personal and intimate relationships - which are truly the cornerstone of psychological, physical, and spiritual health. My specialty is working with couples and giving them the skills necessary to maintain a successful relationship. I also have a strong interest in women's issues; especially in the development of improved SELF-ESTEEM though all of their transitions in life. While I am especially interested in helping women, I also have a bulk of experience in helping men through their relationship and proffessional difficulties. I offer unique interactive communication that promotes positive change.
(949) 390-9039 View (949) 390-9039
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David Tablante Javate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Valley Village, CA 91607  (Online Only)
If you suffer from having a harsh inner critic or are feeling unsatisfied with life, I can offer a unique perspective to provide a greater sense of freedom. As a man of color and son of immigrants, I specialize in working with men of color who need support in life transitions and in recovering from traumatic experiences.
If you suffer from having a harsh inner critic or are feeling unsatisfied with life, I can offer a unique perspective to provide a greater sense of freedom. As a man of color and son of immigrants, I specialize in working with men of color who need support in life transitions and in recovering from traumatic experiences.
(628) 237-4365 View (628) 237-4365

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Number of Therapists in Valley Village, CA

80+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Valley Village, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Stress
73% Self Esteem
72% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Cigna and Evernorth
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Optum

How Therapists in Valley Village, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Valley Village?

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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.