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Top 10 therapists in Irvine, CA

Clients agree: these Irvine therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sunita Churiwala

Sunita Churiwala

5.0(1)
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
Kendall M. says, "Her Profesional attitude and mastery of skills in CBT" Read more
James Swaniger LMFT

James Swaniger LMFT

New on Thervo
Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
23+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
(23) year experience providing confidential, effective counseling and psychotherapy for adult individuals and couples regarding all areas of their personal and professional lives. Please note that I do not provide family therapy. Services include treatments for anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, relationship and intimacy issues, self-esteem and self-confidence, personality disorders, infidelity, family of origin issues, trauma recovery, addiction, grief and loss, procrastination, workplace relationships, job performance issues and more. Clinical hypnosis is also available. Healthcare Insurance: While I do not accept healthcare in...
Lesley Skoloff

Lesley Skoloff

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
112 hires on Thervo
28+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
Christina M. says, "I’m currently still working with Lesley, but in the short time I’ve seen her she has helped tremendously. I feel more comfortable in my own skin and recognize where a lot of my pent up emotions originated. Every session I learn to shed, to breath, and to love myself a little bit more. Truly grateful for Lesley." Read more
Valley Life Improvement Center

Valley Life Improvement Center

4.9Exceptional(35)
Offers online services
12 hires on Thervo
55+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
Ferdy B. says, "Kay Curtis I loved working with the Valley Life Improvement Center because they really listened to what was going on in my Life, and helped me turn things around. After seeing them, I finally had direction in life and have accomplished so much more than I had ever dreamed I could all because of them. I will always be greatful to Joe and Annette for all their help. " Read more
Dr. Jennifer Fee Psychology Services, Inc.

Dr. Jennifer Fee Psychology Services, Inc.

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
22+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
We have a passion for helping people move out of stuck places. If life is passing you by due to fear, anxiety, depression, or a relationship issue, it is worth your while to seek help getting "unstuck." My name is Dr. Jennifer Fee and I am a clinical Psychologist. Alex Snow is a licensed MFT and Olivia Edwards is an MFT Associate. When you work with one of us, the goal is always to help you overcome the roadblocks that stand between you and the life you want. Services we offer: EMDR for Children & Adults (Dr. Jennifer Fee) Adolescents (Alex and Olivia) Individual Adults Couples (Alex and Olivia) Groups (Group for Chronic Pain, Chronic ...

Your Therapy and Counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy costs $50 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. The average cost of therapy with insurance is $20 to $50 per session for the copay.

Online therapy membership plans cost $40 to $70 per week and typically include 24-hour support through texting, phone, video, or online chat.

Can therapists prescribe medication?

Therapists are licensed psychologists or counselors but are not medical doctors, and in most states in the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—and psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists attend medical school and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can a therapist diagnose ADHD, autism, depression, or other conditions?

A licensed therapist can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the therapist must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a therapist near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, or other mental health conditions.

Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) for therapy?

You can use your HSA or FSA for therapy if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

Can I see my therapist while traveling?

You can see your therapist while traveling only if your therapist is licensed or legally permitted to practice in the state you're physically located in at the time of the session. Not all states allow interstate therapy practice. Check with your therapist before you leave to confirm they can provide telehealth services across state lines.

How often should I go to therapy?

Most therapists recommend starting with one session per week. After your first session, your therapist will work with you to decide on a schedule that will most benefit you. Some issues require only a few sessions, while others require more extensive treatment.

How can I choose the best therapist near me?

When seeking therapy or mental health care, follow these tips to help you find the right therapist for you:

First consider the type of therapy you'd prefer. Common therapy styles and modalities include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Choose therapists who specialize in treating your condition. Then:

  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the therapist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Meet with the therapist for an initial session to make sure their personality and treatment style is a good fit for you.

What questions should I ask therapists?

Ask these questions to help you find a therapist who is the best fit for you:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What therapy style or modalities do you practice?
  • What is your philosophy as a therapist?
  • What does a typical therapy session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?
  • Will you see me if I run into problems between sessions?

Reviews for Irvine therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Irvine area.
Ronty S.
She pays attention to the details to help us
Lesley Skoloff
M. P.
I realized that a lot of my problems I thought I had weren’t that big of a deal. I’m now capable of handling anything that comes my way without any worry.
Valley Life Improvement Center
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