Therapists in Venice, CA

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Eric E Paulson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90294
Eric Paulson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and EMDR practitioner located in Venice/Santa Monica, CA. For over 25 years, Eric has immersed himself in the helping profession exploring both traditional and non-traditional approaches to healing. Throughout his career, he has worked with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups in the treatment of attachment and developmental trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, spiritual emergencies, and psychedelic experience preparation and integration.
Eric Paulson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and EMDR practitioner located in Venice/Santa Monica, CA. For over 25 years, Eric has immersed himself in the helping profession exploring both traditional and non-traditional approaches to healing. Throughout his career, he has worked with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups in the treatment of attachment and developmental trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, spiritual emergencies, and psychedelic experience preparation and integration.
(424) 334-6852 View (424) 334-6852
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Emily Hart Roth
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Life is filled with challenges, transitions, and moments of uncertainty. I know how overwhelming it can feel to navigate through these experiences. I'm here to support you. Thoughts can be consuming, emotions can be intense, and fears can seem impossible, especially when they all come crashing down at once. My active listening skills allow you to express whatever you're going through. We often find ourselves carrying not only our own burdens but also those of others. It's okay to feel overwhelmed by the weight of it all. I'm here to help you navigate through the complexities of your own emotions and the emotions of others.
Life is filled with challenges, transitions, and moments of uncertainty. I know how overwhelming it can feel to navigate through these experiences. I'm here to support you. Thoughts can be consuming, emotions can be intense, and fears can seem impossible, especially when they all come crashing down at once. My active listening skills allow you to express whatever you're going through. We often find ourselves carrying not only our own burdens but also those of others. It's okay to feel overwhelmed by the weight of it all. I'm here to help you navigate through the complexities of your own emotions and the emotions of others.
(424) 704-2938 View (424) 704-2938
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Michele LoBosco - Somatic And Ifs Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
I would love to support you on your healing journey. Whether you are suffering with chronic depression or anxiety, seeking to release long held trauma, or looking to heal attachment wounds so you can experience deeper intimacy and authenticity in your relationships, I would be honored to walk with you on your path. Whatever your struggles may be, I will offer you a safe space to deeply self-attune, to explore all parts of yourself, and carve out new ways of being and interacting with the circumstances and people in your life. I am also accepting adult clients for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, California.
I would love to support you on your healing journey. Whether you are suffering with chronic depression or anxiety, seeking to release long held trauma, or looking to heal attachment wounds so you can experience deeper intimacy and authenticity in your relationships, I would be honored to walk with you on your path. Whatever your struggles may be, I will offer you a safe space to deeply self-attune, to explore all parts of yourself, and carve out new ways of being and interacting with the circumstances and people in your life. I am also accepting adult clients for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, California.
(310) 928-2369 View (310) 928-2369
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JB Psychotherapy, Coaching & Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP, CIHMP
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. I provide Telehealth therapy services in CA & FL and Coaching services nationally. I work collaboratively with clients such as Athletes, Performers, Artists, Professionals, Entrepreneurs & Students to provide evidenced based mental and emotional skills to help manage pressures as well as cultivate professional, academic or athletic success. Furthermore, I help support individuals mental health issues that impact an Athletes, Performers, Artists, Professionals, & Students ability to show up as they wish. I always provide affirming, inclusive and anti-racist care to LGBTQIA2s+ & BIPOC folx.
Accepting new clients. I provide Telehealth therapy services in CA & FL and Coaching services nationally. I work collaboratively with clients such as Athletes, Performers, Artists, Professionals, Entrepreneurs & Students to provide evidenced based mental and emotional skills to help manage pressures as well as cultivate professional, academic or athletic success. Furthermore, I help support individuals mental health issues that impact an Athletes, Performers, Artists, Professionals, & Students ability to show up as they wish. I always provide affirming, inclusive and anti-racist care to LGBTQIA2s+ & BIPOC folx.
(310) 421-4196 View (310) 421-4196
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Chandler S. Dandridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
As a licensed therapist I am interested in helping people to overcome their problems and find more meaningful and dignified ways of living. I believe that through the collaborative process of therapy we can change our lives, leading to a renewed, deeper relationship with the world around us. I specialize in treating issues around anxiety and depression, ADHD, addiction, trauma, and relationship difficulties.
As a licensed therapist I am interested in helping people to overcome their problems and find more meaningful and dignified ways of living. I believe that through the collaborative process of therapy we can change our lives, leading to a renewed, deeper relationship with the world around us. I specialize in treating issues around anxiety and depression, ADHD, addiction, trauma, and relationship difficulties.
(323) 210-4781 View (323) 210-4781
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Dr. Shannon Magnis - Group Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
I have 20 years experience helping individuals, couples and groups find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
I have 20 years experience helping individuals, couples and groups find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
(310) 340-0978 View (310) 340-0978
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Hyim J Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Struggling with emotion disregulation? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. Self-compassion through self awareness. I can help you thrive and cultivate emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction-be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering.
Struggling with emotion disregulation? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. Self-compassion through self awareness. I can help you thrive and cultivate emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction-be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering.
(510) 491-9284 View (510) 491-9284
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Daniela Schoenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
Whether you’re aiming to face your traumas head-on, reignite the spark with your partner, or you simply want a space to self-reflect, you’ve come to the right place. I specialize in working with couples and individuals struggling with their relationships and a variety of mental health issues. Whether it be anxiety, depression, stress, codependency, grief, self-esteem issues, as well as sexual trauma, I am here to help you with your personal growth and can be a catalyst for self-improvement.
Whether you’re aiming to face your traumas head-on, reignite the spark with your partner, or you simply want a space to self-reflect, you’ve come to the right place. I specialize in working with couples and individuals struggling with their relationships and a variety of mental health issues. Whether it be anxiety, depression, stress, codependency, grief, self-esteem issues, as well as sexual trauma, I am here to help you with your personal growth and can be a catalyst for self-improvement.
(424) 328-6470 View (424) 328-6470
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Daniela Morse
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
Many people come to therapy feeling stuck, dissatisfied in relationships, anxious, depressed, and unsafe or uncomfortable in their bodies. Most people know what they want to change but it’s difficult because we are habitual creatures; we want to show up in the world in a different way but we’re drawn to the familiar way of doing and being. I can help you understand more about how your history, and the history of the generations before you, influences your current way of being in the world. I can help you get present and discover a more authentic way of living.
Many people come to therapy feeling stuck, dissatisfied in relationships, anxious, depressed, and unsafe or uncomfortable in their bodies. Most people know what they want to change but it’s difficult because we are habitual creatures; we want to show up in the world in a different way but we’re drawn to the familiar way of doing and being. I can help you understand more about how your history, and the history of the generations before you, influences your current way of being in the world. I can help you get present and discover a more authentic way of living.
(310) 256-2461 View (310) 256-2461
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Shawnee Isaac-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
I am a Jungian Psychotherapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose goal is to assist my clients in developing more meaningful, centered lives. I have a compassionate and supportive style and enjoy working with both individuals and couples, honoring the uniqueness of each individual by creating a safe and nurturing environment.
I am a Jungian Psychotherapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose goal is to assist my clients in developing more meaningful, centered lives. I have a compassionate and supportive style and enjoy working with both individuals and couples, honoring the uniqueness of each individual by creating a safe and nurturing environment.
(424) 373-8855 View (424) 373-8855
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Nadine Flowers
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Are you "doing everything you can" and still feel like something is missing? Maybe you don't love your job, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships, or quality of life. You want to make some changes, but aren't quite sure where to start. Working with someone who "gets it" can help a great deal. We will work together to identify possible blocks. In addition we will also explore ways for you to experience more peace, power, freedom, joy and fulfillment in your life.
Are you "doing everything you can" and still feel like something is missing? Maybe you don't love your job, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships, or quality of life. You want to make some changes, but aren't quite sure where to start. Working with someone who "gets it" can help a great deal. We will work together to identify possible blocks. In addition we will also explore ways for you to experience more peace, power, freedom, joy and fulfillment in your life.
(626) 790-7179 View (626) 790-7179
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Edlin Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Struggling to balance your mental health and career? You're not alone. As a culturally-sensitive licensed clinical social worker, I offer evidence-based therapy to Millennial and Gen-Z adults and individuals of color. Together, we'll address challenges like depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and life transitions, acknowledging how culture shapes our experiences. With a holistic approach, we'll nurture your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Experience transformative growth and stronger relationships. Tailored therapy supports your unique needs. Embrace healing, growth, and positive impact on your life and community.
Struggling to balance your mental health and career? You're not alone. As a culturally-sensitive licensed clinical social worker, I offer evidence-based therapy to Millennial and Gen-Z adults and individuals of color. Together, we'll address challenges like depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and life transitions, acknowledging how culture shapes our experiences. With a holistic approach, we'll nurture your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Experience transformative growth and stronger relationships. Tailored therapy supports your unique needs. Embrace healing, growth, and positive impact on your life and community.
(424) 232-0913 View (424) 232-0913
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Liam Kalin McAuliffe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MTS, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
Are you looking for an embodied, creative, collaborative, and deeply transformative approach to navigating your life's challenges? My clients are soulful individuals and couples who are serious about healing the root causes of pain and conflict. This journey means connecting with the deep wisdom of your psyche and becoming more courageous, vulnerable, empathic, and accountable in all areas of your life. Many of my clients describe themselves as people for whom talk therapy "hit a wall," and who are looking for a therapist who can help integrate the spiritual process of "waking up" with the emotional process of "growing up."
Are you looking for an embodied, creative, collaborative, and deeply transformative approach to navigating your life's challenges? My clients are soulful individuals and couples who are serious about healing the root causes of pain and conflict. This journey means connecting with the deep wisdom of your psyche and becoming more courageous, vulnerable, empathic, and accountable in all areas of your life. Many of my clients describe themselves as people for whom talk therapy "hit a wall," and who are looking for a therapist who can help integrate the spiritual process of "waking up" with the emotional process of "growing up."
(424) 577-5634 View (424) 577-5634
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Laurel Salmon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Laurel is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Susan Levin, LMFT47760. Utilizing an integrative approach of CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic perspectives, Laurel provides therapy through a holistic lens, aiming to see her clients from a full picture rather than just their symptomatology. Laurel works primarily with adolescents and young adults to treat clinical issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, unprocessed childhood trauma, identity, & self-esteem. She is passionate about helping people and believes that therapy is for everyone.
Laurel is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Susan Levin, LMFT47760. Utilizing an integrative approach of CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic perspectives, Laurel provides therapy through a holistic lens, aiming to see her clients from a full picture rather than just their symptomatology. Laurel works primarily with adolescents and young adults to treat clinical issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, unprocessed childhood trauma, identity, & self-esteem. She is passionate about helping people and believes that therapy is for everyone.
(424) 291-5237 View (424) 291-5237
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Dr. Ashley Ebbert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Unfulfilled? Disconnected from yourself or others? Or generally unhappy with life? Do you feel overwhelmed by stress? Or find it difficult to manage your emotions? If so, I want to help you get unstuck, increase your self-worth, build healthy relationships, and find meaning and purpose in your life. Drawing from a wealth of clinical experience, having completed my BA from Cornell University, PhD from Arizona State University, and clinical residency and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California, I will help you expand your experience, unlock your potential, and transform your life.
Do you feel stuck? Unfulfilled? Disconnected from yourself or others? Or generally unhappy with life? Do you feel overwhelmed by stress? Or find it difficult to manage your emotions? If so, I want to help you get unstuck, increase your self-worth, build healthy relationships, and find meaning and purpose in your life. Drawing from a wealth of clinical experience, having completed my BA from Cornell University, PhD from Arizona State University, and clinical residency and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California, I will help you expand your experience, unlock your potential, and transform your life.
(323) 709-8740 View (323) 709-8740
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Babak Max Karimbeik
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, student
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
Have you been bullied or abused? If so, this could be a traumatic event that has left you with symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, depression, and anxiety. Are you looking for a way to deal with these feelings and get over what happened in the past? If that's the case, I'm here to help. As a therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy, I can give you the support and tools you need to get over the bad effects of trauma and take back control of your life. We'll work together to process the feelings you've been holding on to from your past. My unique approach combines EMDR with researched and practical strength-based interventions.
Have you been bullied or abused? If so, this could be a traumatic event that has left you with symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, depression, and anxiety. Are you looking for a way to deal with these feelings and get over what happened in the past? If that's the case, I'm here to help. As a therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy, I can give you the support and tools you need to get over the bad effects of trauma and take back control of your life. We'll work together to process the feelings you've been holding on to from your past. My unique approach combines EMDR with researched and practical strength-based interventions.
(310) 929-6511 View (310) 929-6511
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Joanna Burga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291  (Online Only)
As a therapist with over 9 years experience working with adults of all age and backgrounds I provide a safe and nonjudgemental space for you to tap into your own personal growth and healing. Anxiety, depression, self-doubt getting in the way of you living your life to the fullest? Negative beliefs holding you back from achieving success in your career, life or relationships? I am trained in a therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing where we can go even deeper than traditional talk therapy and often process these unhelpful beliefs faster. Contact me for more information about EMDR therapy.
As a therapist with over 9 years experience working with adults of all age and backgrounds I provide a safe and nonjudgemental space for you to tap into your own personal growth and healing. Anxiety, depression, self-doubt getting in the way of you living your life to the fullest? Negative beliefs holding you back from achieving success in your career, life or relationships? I am trained in a therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing where we can go even deeper than traditional talk therapy and often process these unhelpful beliefs faster. Contact me for more information about EMDR therapy.
(424) 543-8702 View (424) 543-8702
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Danielle Birrittella
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
My role as a psychotherapist is to accompany people on their courageous journeys of healing, discovery, and self-expression. I enjoy working with individuals who are curious and inspired to take their inner work seriously. I believe that the narratives we tell about ourselves hold tremendous power and that, through our work together, we can become more conscious of how these stories shape our lives in order to find opportunities for new understanding and meaning making. As a depth psychotherapist, I have reverence for the wisdom of psyche, the unconscious, to help guide us to explore parts of ourselves in order to become more whole.
My role as a psychotherapist is to accompany people on their courageous journeys of healing, discovery, and self-expression. I enjoy working with individuals who are curious and inspired to take their inner work seriously. I believe that the narratives we tell about ourselves hold tremendous power and that, through our work together, we can become more conscious of how these stories shape our lives in order to find opportunities for new understanding and meaning making. As a depth psychotherapist, I have reverence for the wisdom of psyche, the unconscious, to help guide us to explore parts of ourselves in order to become more whole.
(424) 233-1239 View (424) 233-1239
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Barbro Klausner
Marriage & Family Therapist, Barbro Klausner, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Venice, CA 90291
Do you feel lonely, misunderstood or maybe ashamed over something? Let's work together. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery. I offer a warm, safe and nurturing environment for you. My approach is to integrate the mind-body-spirit connection with mindfulness therapy, so that you can connect with your inner guide and your inner strength and wisdom. I can help you find your balance. I work with a range of emotional and behavioral issues that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem issues, grief, parenting support, and beyond.
Do you feel lonely, misunderstood or maybe ashamed over something? Let's work together. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery. I offer a warm, safe and nurturing environment for you. My approach is to integrate the mind-body-spirit connection with mindfulness therapy, so that you can connect with your inner guide and your inner strength and wisdom. I can help you find your balance. I work with a range of emotional and behavioral issues that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem issues, grief, parenting support, and beyond.
(310) 317-8685 View (310) 317-8685
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Saman Khazani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, CA 90291
We are in uncertain times, and I understand how intense and traumatic this can be for you. Each of us are personally grieving, as well as grieving for humanity in some sense. I work with humans of all ages, including young children, which holds a special place in his heart (I work with Individuals, couples, and families as a whole) I am curious to learn more about what hurts, where you feel stuck, and create a safe space for you to process and grow from these experiences. Please keep reading to get a better understanding of how I work with you.
We are in uncertain times, and I understand how intense and traumatic this can be for you. Each of us are personally grieving, as well as grieving for humanity in some sense. I work with humans of all ages, including young children, which holds a special place in his heart (I work with Individuals, couples, and families as a whole) I am curious to learn more about what hurts, where you feel stuck, and create a safe space for you to process and grow from these experiences. Please keep reading to get a better understanding of how I work with you.
(424) 321-6872 View (424) 321-6872

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Venice, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Venice, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
74% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
49% Cigna and Evernorth
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Venice, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Venice?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.