Therapists in West Hollywood, CA

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John Gavegnano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90069  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, depression and anxiety and help people remove barriers that prevent them from achieving their highest potential. The process includes learning new habits, unlearning old habits, and uncovering and breaking unhealthy cycles. I graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and have 16 years of experience as a psychotherapist.
I specialize in trauma, depression and anxiety and help people remove barriers that prevent them from achieving their highest potential. The process includes learning new habits, unlearning old habits, and uncovering and breaking unhealthy cycles. I graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and have 16 years of experience as a psychotherapist.
(424) 321-8060 View (424) 321-8060
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Asher Hung
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90046  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I actually talk. Having authentic conversations with you is important to me. I validate and honor all your reactions to life and want to know about them. More technically, I practice eclectic asset-based (your strengths, safety and support) , attachment-informed (secure relationships), intersubjective (noticing how we relate), and Jungian (making the unconscious, conscious) psychotherapy.
As a therapist, I actually talk. Having authentic conversations with you is important to me. I validate and honor all your reactions to life and want to know about them. More technically, I practice eclectic asset-based (your strengths, safety and support) , attachment-informed (secure relationships), intersubjective (noticing how we relate), and Jungian (making the unconscious, conscious) psychotherapy.
(323) 313-0549 View (323) 313-0549
Photo of Alina P. Halonen, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Hollywood, CA
Alina P. Halonen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC, CCTP
Verified
5 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Struggling with unresolved trauma, persistent anxiety, or depression? Coping through substance use or feeling overwhelmed by your emotions? Your journey matters, and I'm here to guide you. With over a decade of experience in trauma and addiction therapy, I offer a compassionate, integrative, and holistic approach to healing. My personal battles with trauma, addiction, and life's challenges have deepened my empathy and expertise. I provide alternative approaches to the traditional 12-step program as well as the option of outdoor walk therapy, allowing us to explore unique avenues of support.
Struggling with unresolved trauma, persistent anxiety, or depression? Coping through substance use or feeling overwhelmed by your emotions? Your journey matters, and I'm here to guide you. With over a decade of experience in trauma and addiction therapy, I offer a compassionate, integrative, and holistic approach to healing. My personal battles with trauma, addiction, and life's challenges have deepened my empathy and expertise. I provide alternative approaches to the traditional 12-step program as well as the option of outdoor walk therapy, allowing us to explore unique avenues of support.
(323) 524-2539 View (323) 524-2539
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Oliver Drakeford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGP
Verified
3 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90069
As a family therapist I implement the skills I used as Clinical Director of a teen residential center to change family dynamics. I often get calls from parents who are struggling with their teenage children who are living with symptoms of anxiety, depression, mood disorders & addiction. My approach helps clients understand & shift dysfunctional patterns which hinder connection and closeness. Whether I am working with couples, families or individual clients, my approach aims to bring about improvements in our relationships which in turn helps symptoms such as conflict, depression and anxiety, and to improve creativity & productivity.
As a family therapist I implement the skills I used as Clinical Director of a teen residential center to change family dynamics. I often get calls from parents who are struggling with their teenage children who are living with symptoms of anxiety, depression, mood disorders & addiction. My approach helps clients understand & shift dysfunctional patterns which hinder connection and closeness. Whether I am working with couples, families or individual clients, my approach aims to bring about improvements in our relationships which in turn helps symptoms such as conflict, depression and anxiety, and to improve creativity & productivity.
(262) 290-2593 View (262) 290-2593
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Lianne Zackler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90069
I believe that the relationship that you have with your therapist is essential for change. Finding a good fit can be hard, but I'm here to help you through that process. We will work together to help you better understand yourself so you can see things more clearly and uncover opportunities to move through challenges, conflicts, trauma, and anxiety. Gaining insight into how the patterns from your past impact your daily experience is an important tool for meaningful change. Together, we will collaborate to identify and resolve challenges, and deepen awareness so you can move forward to your best self.
I believe that the relationship that you have with your therapist is essential for change. Finding a good fit can be hard, but I'm here to help you through that process. We will work together to help you better understand yourself so you can see things more clearly and uncover opportunities to move through challenges, conflicts, trauma, and anxiety. Gaining insight into how the patterns from your past impact your daily experience is an important tool for meaningful change. Together, we will collaborate to identify and resolve challenges, and deepen awareness so you can move forward to your best self.
(323) 990-6617 View (323) 990-6617
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Arielle Derhy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90069  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You're ready to break free from patterns of self-criticism and self-doubt, to walk around feeling more confident, able to regulate the anxious feelings inside you, and finally having thoughts that you are good enough. Living with a negative self-view is painful, fortunately good therapy can help. With compassion and curiosity, we will work together to explore patterns that get you stuck, actively work towards changing them, and gain the skills to approach yourself with more love and acceptance. I can also help you with setting good boundaries, finding peace from past pain, and coming back home to your true authentic self.
You're ready to break free from patterns of self-criticism and self-doubt, to walk around feeling more confident, able to regulate the anxious feelings inside you, and finally having thoughts that you are good enough. Living with a negative self-view is painful, fortunately good therapy can help. With compassion and curiosity, we will work together to explore patterns that get you stuck, actively work towards changing them, and gain the skills to approach yourself with more love and acceptance. I can also help you with setting good boundaries, finding peace from past pain, and coming back home to your true authentic self.
(424) 365-9309 View (424) 365-9309
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Modern Mind Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Services Offered: Telehealth, Individual Psychotherapy, Couple's and Family Counseling, Parent Training. At Modern Mind Therapy, we help empower our clients to overcome life's toughest challenges and reach their highest potential. Through a client centered approach, our highly skilled therapists collaborate with clients to help structure treatment plans tailored to each clients' individual needs.
Services Offered: Telehealth, Individual Psychotherapy, Couple's and Family Counseling, Parent Training. At Modern Mind Therapy, we help empower our clients to overcome life's toughest challenges and reach their highest potential. Through a client centered approach, our highly skilled therapists collaborate with clients to help structure treatment plans tailored to each clients' individual needs.
(747) 207-3739 View (747) 207-3739
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Tracey Horwitz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore and understand how the challenges and complexities of life impact our mental health and well-being. By working through your struggles, you can achieve greater peace, happiness, and fulfillment in all areas of your life. I am dedicated to creating a safe space for healing and growth. I work with individuals, families, and couples looking to enrich their lives through the power of therapeutic healing. You don't have to face it alone, there is support waiting for you.
Therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore and understand how the challenges and complexities of life impact our mental health and well-being. By working through your struggles, you can achieve greater peace, happiness, and fulfillment in all areas of your life. I am dedicated to creating a safe space for healing and growth. I work with individuals, families, and couples looking to enrich their lives through the power of therapeutic healing. You don't have to face it alone, there is support waiting for you.
(424) 577-6003 View (424) 577-6003
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Anna Pow
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90046
I see therapy as a collaborative and healing process. I view you as the expert on yourself. It is my job to gently shine a mirror and assist you in your empowerment and growth. During therapy sessions my clients are like a river. The therapeutic process is a kayak floating on the current provided by your thoughts and feelings. I am the paddle. I will steer, guide, and help you get unstuck but you determine the direction and the pace at which the process flows. My practice utilizes an integrative, process-orientated approach that is trauma informed and client centered.
I see therapy as a collaborative and healing process. I view you as the expert on yourself. It is my job to gently shine a mirror and assist you in your empowerment and growth. During therapy sessions my clients are like a river. The therapeutic process is a kayak floating on the current provided by your thoughts and feelings. I am the paddle. I will steer, guide, and help you get unstuck but you determine the direction and the pace at which the process flows. My practice utilizes an integrative, process-orientated approach that is trauma informed and client centered.
(323) 616-2062 View (323) 616-2062
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Kim Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Life presents many challenges to our ability to stay balanced and centered in our day to day existence. During difficult times, additional support can offer the breathing room we need to help us make sense of our circumstances. The process of therapy, and the journey of self-discovery in a supportive environment can help untangle confusing thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that seem to be keeping you stuck. Whether you have feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, or a challenging life transition, I will collaborate with you to help you find clarity.
Life presents many challenges to our ability to stay balanced and centered in our day to day existence. During difficult times, additional support can offer the breathing room we need to help us make sense of our circumstances. The process of therapy, and the journey of self-discovery in a supportive environment can help untangle confusing thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that seem to be keeping you stuck. Whether you have feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, or a challenging life transition, I will collaborate with you to help you find clarity.
(310) 273-8253 View (310) 273-8253
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Megan Haley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90069  (Online Only)
If you are looking to break free from recurring negative patterns and self-defeating beliefs, or simply feeling stuck, I can help give you the appropriate clinical tools and guidance to create a more fulfilling life. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in anxiety disorders, complex trauma, family conflict, and relationship difficulties. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore your internal world, cultivate self-awareness, and foster a deeper sense of connection with yourself and others. I place immense value on honoring the individual and tailor treatment to your specific needs.
If you are looking to break free from recurring negative patterns and self-defeating beliefs, or simply feeling stuck, I can help give you the appropriate clinical tools and guidance to create a more fulfilling life. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in anxiety disorders, complex trauma, family conflict, and relationship difficulties. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore your internal world, cultivate self-awareness, and foster a deeper sense of connection with yourself and others. I place immense value on honoring the individual and tailor treatment to your specific needs.
(323) 591-2934 View (323) 591-2934
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Aaron Jimenez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90069
I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) who graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. My clinical experience has been honed at AIDS Project Los Angeles and The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, two widely renowned sites where I served the diverse populations of Los Angeles in the company of exceptionally skilled colleagues. I combine my professional knowledge and personal experience to create a safe and encouraging space for clients to grow, process and gain insight.
I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) who graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. My clinical experience has been honed at AIDS Project Los Angeles and The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, two widely renowned sites where I served the diverse populations of Los Angeles in the company of exceptionally skilled colleagues. I combine my professional knowledge and personal experience to create a safe and encouraging space for clients to grow, process and gain insight.
(619) 268-4995 View (619) 268-4995
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Rachel Neporent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90046
I provide psychotherapy to young adults, adults, couples and families who would like to explore trauma, anxiety, and relationships. I am passionate about working with clients who are self-explorers, question askers, and have a profound desire to increase well-being. I specialize in the treatment of relational trauma, anxiety symptoms, relationship and attachment challenges. Our work will help you develop self-understanding + self-compassion, improve your relationship to self + others, build self-esteem + self-worth, challenge perfectionism + people pleasing, learn to set healthy boundaries, build coping skills and healthy habits.
I provide psychotherapy to young adults, adults, couples and families who would like to explore trauma, anxiety, and relationships. I am passionate about working with clients who are self-explorers, question askers, and have a profound desire to increase well-being. I specialize in the treatment of relational trauma, anxiety symptoms, relationship and attachment challenges. Our work will help you develop self-understanding + self-compassion, improve your relationship to self + others, build self-esteem + self-worth, challenge perfectionism + people pleasing, learn to set healthy boundaries, build coping skills and healthy habits.
(310) 744-6560 View (310) 744-6560
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Torri Efron Pelton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90069
I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and related issues, as well as Family Therapy. I meet the client where they are at, and help build a supportive team around them, depending on each client's personalized needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. To me the most important part of therapy is building a safe and trusting relationship.
I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and related issues, as well as Family Therapy. I meet the client where they are at, and help build a supportive team around them, depending on each client's personalized needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. To me the most important part of therapy is building a safe and trusting relationship.
(424) 338-9884 View (424) 338-9884
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Carrie Covell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Waitlist for new clients
My clients are vibrant, intelligent people who sometimes face challenges regulating their emotions, controlling their impulses, maintaining their relationships, and being compassionate toward themselves. I also see people who struggle with overthinking, mood fluctuations, and low self-esteem. Often, folks reach out after experiencing a loss or in the midst of a conflict or transition. I work frequently with arts and entertainment professionals, corporate leaders, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as those whose loved ones have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
My clients are vibrant, intelligent people who sometimes face challenges regulating their emotions, controlling their impulses, maintaining their relationships, and being compassionate toward themselves. I also see people who struggle with overthinking, mood fluctuations, and low self-esteem. Often, folks reach out after experiencing a loss or in the midst of a conflict or transition. I work frequently with arts and entertainment professionals, corporate leaders, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as those whose loved ones have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
(805) 295-0020 View (805) 295-0020
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Liam Sacks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90046
The fact is that everyone at some point in their lives, will face challenges, traumas, circumstances or relationships that overwhelm their ability to cope. While navigating these experiences can be painful, difficult, and complex- no one should have to go at it alone. I view the therapeutic experience as collaborative. My intention is to create a safe, supportive, and judgement free space where together we'll explore what brings meaning into your life, and dismantle the obstacles that get in your way. My role is to bolster skills that encourage meaningful reflection, communication, and connection to self and others.
The fact is that everyone at some point in their lives, will face challenges, traumas, circumstances or relationships that overwhelm their ability to cope. While navigating these experiences can be painful, difficult, and complex- no one should have to go at it alone. I view the therapeutic experience as collaborative. My intention is to create a safe, supportive, and judgement free space where together we'll explore what brings meaning into your life, and dismantle the obstacles that get in your way. My role is to bolster skills that encourage meaningful reflection, communication, and connection to self and others.
(323) 886-4577 View (323) 886-4577
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Dominique Elston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90038  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself, others, or your partner? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? 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. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life. We specialize in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychotherapy and believe healing is a journey, not a destination!
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself, others, or your partner? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? 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. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life. We specialize in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychotherapy and believe healing is a journey, not a destination!
(562) 265-3783 View (562) 265-3783
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Lori A Elmelund
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Not accepting new clients
I've been a psychotherapist for over 30 years and have found that most relief from psychic pain comes from being kinder and gentler to ourselves. I'm practical, build on strengths, and help people stay focused in the moment to bring about change. Being able to appreciate one's self in the moment is a blessing and a grace often necessary to help us move forward. I work with individuals and couples, teens to seniors.
I've been a psychotherapist for over 30 years and have found that most relief from psychic pain comes from being kinder and gentler to ourselves. I'm practical, build on strengths, and help people stay focused in the moment to bring about change. Being able to appreciate one's self in the moment is a blessing and a grace often necessary to help us move forward. I work with individuals and couples, teens to seniors.
(323) 387-3950 View (323) 387-3950
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Gabrielle Freire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #45069
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are searching for a therapist right now it may be due to the ongoing changes we have in the world around us. So much is changing which can increase feelings of stress or anxiety. You may worry about losing your job or you may need help adjusting to changes at home. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and trauma and can assist you in learning how to cope with your emotions and move forward in life. I am trained in EMDR and the Flash Technique to assist you in reducing trauma, a phobia or help you work with grief. I do not complete disability paperwork.
If you are searching for a therapist right now it may be due to the ongoing changes we have in the world around us. So much is changing which can increase feelings of stress or anxiety. You may worry about losing your job or you may need help adjusting to changes at home. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and trauma and can assist you in learning how to cope with your emotions and move forward in life. I am trained in EMDR and the Flash Technique to assist you in reducing trauma, a phobia or help you work with grief. I do not complete disability paperwork.
(747) 223-6245 View (747) 223-6245
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Matthew D Silverstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hollywood, CA 90046  (Online Only)
If you are moving through a difficult transition or wanting to tend to the deeper psychological aspects of past traumatic situations or persistent addictions, my work can help you. My training is based in a psychoanalytic perspective coupled with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and a genuine appreciation for sexual, cultural, and spiritual diversity. A psychoanalytic view suggests that current problems may be sourced in unconscious patterns, often rooted in the past, that would benefit from attention and understanding. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy helps reduce addictive behaviors and anxiety through the practice of gentle self observation and present moment awareness.
If you are moving through a difficult transition or wanting to tend to the deeper psychological aspects of past traumatic situations or persistent addictions, my work can help you. My training is based in a psychoanalytic perspective coupled with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and a genuine appreciation for sexual, cultural, and spiritual diversity. A psychoanalytic view suggests that current problems may be sourced in unconscious patterns, often rooted in the past, that would benefit from attention and understanding. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy helps reduce addictive behaviors and anxiety through the practice of gentle self observation and present moment awareness.
(424) 294-8591 View (424) 294-8591

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Number of Therapists in West Hollywood, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in West Hollywood, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
81% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
65% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Aetna
49% Cigna and Evernorth
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West Hollywood, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

55% Female
43% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Hollywood?

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.