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Ayesha Yorba
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034
It is not uncommon to struggle with the relationships in our lives. Balancing the stressors of a personal life while being in a relationship or family system can be difficult. For my couples and families, it is my hope to offer a space where you can process the dynamics at play. I invite you to take a stance of curiosity, self-reflection, and complexity as we examine the significant factors of your lives. I know the frustration of having much love for our important people but struggling to get along or “coexist.”
It is not uncommon to struggle with the relationships in our lives. Balancing the stressors of a personal life while being in a relationship or family system can be difficult. For my couples and families, it is my hope to offer a space where you can process the dynamics at play. I invite you to take a stance of curiosity, self-reflection, and complexity as we examine the significant factors of your lives. I know the frustration of having much love for our important people but struggling to get along or “coexist.”
(424) 396-5281 View (424) 396-5281
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Cat Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
You have the right and potential to be happy and living the life you want to be. Growth comes when we are able to let go of the need to be certain and embrace self-exploration. We may find ourselves suffering silently or blatantly out loud to the stressors that co-exist with us in our day-to-day lives. Holistic therapy allows for that unique experience to gain and practice the ability to look at self, develop skills to be vulnerable, love + let love in. I offer online 1-on-1, as well as, online courses, ketamine assisted therapy, workshops, and retreats to fit your needs + preferences.
You have the right and potential to be happy and living the life you want to be. Growth comes when we are able to let go of the need to be certain and embrace self-exploration. We may find ourselves suffering silently or blatantly out loud to the stressors that co-exist with us in our day-to-day lives. Holistic therapy allows for that unique experience to gain and practice the ability to look at self, develop skills to be vulnerable, love + let love in. I offer online 1-on-1, as well as, online courses, ketamine assisted therapy, workshops, and retreats to fit your needs + preferences.
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Megan Paterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
Every day I help individuals and couples move toward being their best selves and living their best lives. No matter where you’re starting, things can get better. I’m a divorced, co-parenting mom (of multiples!). Going through personal life challenges has given me the strength, passion, and resilience to help others. There is no cookie-cutter plan that works for every person, so my therapy style is adaptive, creative, and client-focused.
Every day I help individuals and couples move toward being their best selves and living their best lives. No matter where you’re starting, things can get better. I’m a divorced, co-parenting mom (of multiples!). Going through personal life challenges has given me the strength, passion, and resilience to help others. There is no cookie-cutter plan that works for every person, so my therapy style is adaptive, creative, and client-focused.
(310) 943-1324 View (310) 943-1324
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Tom Henning
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034
You may feel stuck in a negative cycle: in a relationship, your career, or life in general. Perhaps you are dealing with trauma, or a difficult life transition such as divorce or bereavement, or you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. I'd like to help you make the changes you are looking for. I work with individuals, couples and families as they learn to cultivate healthy relationships and manage the stresses of modern-day life. Having raised a family while practicing law as a partner in a busy law firm, I have experienced the struggles and trade-offs in trying to maintain a work-family-personal life balance.
You may feel stuck in a negative cycle: in a relationship, your career, or life in general. Perhaps you are dealing with trauma, or a difficult life transition such as divorce or bereavement, or you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. I'd like to help you make the changes you are looking for. I work with individuals, couples and families as they learn to cultivate healthy relationships and manage the stresses of modern-day life. Having raised a family while practicing law as a partner in a busy law firm, I have experienced the struggles and trade-offs in trying to maintain a work-family-personal life balance.
(424) 500-8842 View (424) 500-8842
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Courtney Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about being a therapist and believe that the therapeutic process is instrumental in helping clients address and navigate difficult life experiences. Through a collaborative, strengths-based approach, clients identify places where they feel stuck and learn and practice skills that support their therapy goals. I believe in making therapy both accessible and enjoyable so that clients walk away with an understanding of the challenges they face and a readiness to embrace a more fulfilled life.
I'm passionate about being a therapist and believe that the therapeutic process is instrumental in helping clients address and navigate difficult life experiences. Through a collaborative, strengths-based approach, clients identify places where they feel stuck and learn and practice skills that support their therapy goals. I believe in making therapy both accessible and enjoyable so that clients walk away with an understanding of the challenges they face and a readiness to embrace a more fulfilled life.
(310) 906-4667 View (310) 906-4667
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Emma Skylar Moore
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
I am devoted to the holistic well-being of my clients and have been described as analytical, warm, and empathetic. Whether you are grappling with the aftermath of trauma, yearning for greater harmony in your relationship, or seeking to strengthen familial bonds, I am here to offer unwavering support and guidance. The heart of my practice is a fusion of empathy and analytical insight, aimed at fostering healing and growth. I am actively engaged throughout the therapeutic process, unafraid to pose challenging questions, and I customize each session to ensure that genuine progress has been made.
I am devoted to the holistic well-being of my clients and have been described as analytical, warm, and empathetic. Whether you are grappling with the aftermath of trauma, yearning for greater harmony in your relationship, or seeking to strengthen familial bonds, I am here to offer unwavering support and guidance. The heart of my practice is a fusion of empathy and analytical insight, aimed at fostering healing and growth. I am actively engaged throughout the therapeutic process, unafraid to pose challenging questions, and I customize each session to ensure that genuine progress has been made.
(818) 873-6681 View (818) 873-6681
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Maria Avitia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Hello, my name is Maria G. Avitia, LCSW License 120538. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA and I work with clients via telehealth. I work with adults and elderly population. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and stress using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have found my style and approach is a good fit for Adults and Elderly population. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress and grief/loss. I work to help clients navigate their concerns and allow them to feel better about themselves and develop a more positive outlook in life.
Hello, my name is Maria G. Avitia, LCSW License 120538. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA and I work with clients via telehealth. I work with adults and elderly population. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and stress using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have found my style and approach is a good fit for Adults and Elderly population. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress and grief/loss. I work to help clients navigate their concerns and allow them to feel better about themselves and develop a more positive outlook in life.
(424) 378-4037 View (424) 378-4037
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Spenser Sussan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
I'm here to create a safe place for you to explore. My goal is to help you feel important, understood, and comfortable. We'll build trust and explore your life together, finding peace and growth. I'm dedicated to empowering individuals to explore the complexities of their lives and personal experiences, leading them toward awareness and personal growth. I strongly believe that nurturing a healthy self-relationship is essential and is the key to navigating the world authentically and finding lasting happiness.
I'm here to create a safe place for you to explore. My goal is to help you feel important, understood, and comfortable. We'll build trust and explore your life together, finding peace and growth. I'm dedicated to empowering individuals to explore the complexities of their lives and personal experiences, leading them toward awareness and personal growth. I strongly believe that nurturing a healthy self-relationship is essential and is the key to navigating the world authentically and finding lasting happiness.
(323) 870-6690 View (323) 870-6690
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Sarah Melan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Coming to therapy can feel vulnerable and scary, but it is a brave step towards the life you deserve. I am guided by effective techniques, educated insight and genuine curiosity. I work to protect and nurture my client's sensitivities, strengths and hopes for a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Coming to therapy can feel vulnerable and scary, but it is a brave step towards the life you deserve. I am guided by effective techniques, educated insight and genuine curiosity. I work to protect and nurture my client's sensitivities, strengths and hopes for a meaningful and fulfilling life.
(424) 353-4512 View (424) 353-4512
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Christina Robinson
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, worry, or depression but don't know where to start making changes? My practice is focused on providing evidence based psychotherapy to help you meet your therapeutic goals. I am a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience and expertise in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and depression. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. My approach to therapy is to first focus on the therapeutic relationship, ensuring that there is a warm and non-judgmental space to discuss the concerns that brought someone to therapy.
Do you struggle with anxiety, worry, or depression but don't know where to start making changes? My practice is focused on providing evidence based psychotherapy to help you meet your therapeutic goals. I am a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience and expertise in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and depression. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. My approach to therapy is to first focus on the therapeutic relationship, ensuring that there is a warm and non-judgmental space to discuss the concerns that brought someone to therapy.
(424) 361-1939 View (424) 361-1939
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Marisela Alamillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about supporting all of my clients through life challenges in order to experience healing and growth in their lives. I specialize in helping clients address their trauma, depression, and anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions. My approach is client-centered while utilizing evidence-based practices to empower clients to find their voice and recognize their resiliency. I meet my clients with empathy and open-mindedness. My passion for helping others who struggle with life transitions, trauma, and mental health led me to become a therapist.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about supporting all of my clients through life challenges in order to experience healing and growth in their lives. I specialize in helping clients address their trauma, depression, and anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions. My approach is client-centered while utilizing evidence-based practices to empower clients to find their voice and recognize their resiliency. I meet my clients with empathy and open-mindedness. My passion for helping others who struggle with life transitions, trauma, and mental health led me to become a therapist.
(424) 622-5951 View (424) 622-5951
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Malcolm Jay
LPC Intern, APCC, MCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034
I hold the belief that we grow and change through relationships and because of that my style is relational, trauma informed, collaborative and social justice centered. It is not my job or purpose to help create tools for capitalism. I believe there are no predetermined paths or timelines for healing, and that the best way to get where you want is to focus on what keeps you safe, allows you time to rest and helps you create the community you want and need to thrive.
I hold the belief that we grow and change through relationships and because of that my style is relational, trauma informed, collaborative and social justice centered. It is not my job or purpose to help create tools for capitalism. I believe there are no predetermined paths or timelines for healing, and that the best way to get where you want is to focus on what keeps you safe, allows you time to rest and helps you create the community you want and need to thrive.
(310) 715-8308 View (310) 715-8308
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Stefanie Cagampan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
Overcoming life's challenges may seem daunting, but I assure you it's possible. For years, I've successfully helped clients conquer trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationships, job related challenges, and loss. Witnessing their transformation and offering hope in these areas has been incredibly fulfilling. My ultimate passion lies in empowering clients to achieve their goals. Ct statement “I was able to sit in it (discomfort)...that meant a lot to me and my life...feeling much better since doing EMDR...life changing”. A.L.
Overcoming life's challenges may seem daunting, but I assure you it's possible. For years, I've successfully helped clients conquer trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationships, job related challenges, and loss. Witnessing their transformation and offering hope in these areas has been incredibly fulfilling. My ultimate passion lies in empowering clients to achieve their goals. Ct statement “I was able to sit in it (discomfort)...that meant a lot to me and my life...feeling much better since doing EMDR...life changing”. A.L.
(424) 408-1783 View (424) 408-1783
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Eric Saprid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
My name is Eric Saprid and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focus, motivational interviewing, and spirituality. Common theoretical approaches that I integrate into my practice are Cognitive Theory, Humanistic approach, and Erikson's Stages of Development. I have vast experience using cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing in my practice.
My name is Eric Saprid and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focus, motivational interviewing, and spirituality. Common theoretical approaches that I integrate into my practice are Cognitive Theory, Humanistic approach, and Erikson's Stages of Development. I have vast experience using cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing in my practice.
(424) 373-5714 View (424) 373-5714
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Kelli Washington
Counselor, LPCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
I have extensive experience working with teenage and young adult populations; I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings and am very familiar with the needs facing teenage and young adult populations. Given my experience, I have developed a therapeutic approach that aligns with the needs of these populations; I pride myself on a non-traditional approach to therapy, and focus primarily on meeting my clients where they are. I value providing a safe, comfortable space for teens and young adults to be themselves. I have always found that mental health is as important as physical health and should be treated as such.
I have extensive experience working with teenage and young adult populations; I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings and am very familiar with the needs facing teenage and young adult populations. Given my experience, I have developed a therapeutic approach that aligns with the needs of these populations; I pride myself on a non-traditional approach to therapy, and focus primarily on meeting my clients where they are. I value providing a safe, comfortable space for teens and young adults to be themselves. I have always found that mental health is as important as physical health and should be treated as such.
(424) 312-0291 View (424) 312-0291
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Erin Wigger
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
Therapy seeks to address the patterns and unresolved material unique to each of us which hampers our ability to connect meaningfully with others and limits our capacity for joy. I work with couples and individuals looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and work collaboratively to cultivate curiosity, authenticity, honesty, self-compassion, and the ability to tolerate difficult feelings. I use a combination of gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy, relational therapy, EMDR, and somatic interventions when working with individuals. My couple’s work is mainly inspired by family systems theory and imago therapy.
Therapy seeks to address the patterns and unresolved material unique to each of us which hampers our ability to connect meaningfully with others and limits our capacity for joy. I work with couples and individuals looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and work collaboratively to cultivate curiosity, authenticity, honesty, self-compassion, and the ability to tolerate difficult feelings. I use a combination of gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy, relational therapy, EMDR, and somatic interventions when working with individuals. My couple’s work is mainly inspired by family systems theory and imago therapy.
(310) 986-3240 View (310) 986-3240
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Janelle Matthews
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
My approach is attuned to your unique personality, beliefs, emotional needs, interpersonal style, personal goals, and readiness for change. I lead with Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Mindfulness-based treatment methods. I aim to support your creative freedom to explore yourself and life.   I will assist you in developing a comprehensive understanding of the factors impacting your mental health. Collaboratively, we will establish integrative strategies to alleviate distress, renew your capacity for secure attachments, and increase your agency for self-regulation and fulfillment.
My approach is attuned to your unique personality, beliefs, emotional needs, interpersonal style, personal goals, and readiness for change. I lead with Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Mindfulness-based treatment methods. I aim to support your creative freedom to explore yourself and life.   I will assist you in developing a comprehensive understanding of the factors impacting your mental health. Collaboratively, we will establish integrative strategies to alleviate distress, renew your capacity for secure attachments, and increase your agency for self-regulation and fulfillment.
(424) 423-0656 View (424) 423-0656
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Ruthanne Iliff LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, BCN, EMDR
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
My specialities are Trauma, addiction, family therapy, and mindfulness training. In addition I am certified in EMDR and am Board certified in Neurofeedback.
My specialities are Trauma, addiction, family therapy, and mindfulness training. In addition I am certified in EMDR and am Board certified in Neurofeedback.
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Liz Wee, Couples, Sex, Art & Hypnotherapist, PATP
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST, ATR, PATP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Are you currently in a romantic relationship that feels stagnant or unstable? Or are you currently single because you struggle finding a healthy romantic relationship? You’re not alone. So many of us have relational issues that prevent us from living an authentic and fulfilling life. Of course we all want to have healthy relationships with important people in our lives, especially with romantic partners. But we often struggle creating/maintaining healthy romantic relationships because of the unaddressed attachment issues from our childhood. And without healing attachment wounds, we repeat similar relationship patterns over and over.
Are you currently in a romantic relationship that feels stagnant or unstable? Or are you currently single because you struggle finding a healthy romantic relationship? You’re not alone. So many of us have relational issues that prevent us from living an authentic and fulfilling life. Of course we all want to have healthy relationships with important people in our lives, especially with romantic partners. But we often struggle creating/maintaining healthy romantic relationships because of the unaddressed attachment issues from our childhood. And without healing attachment wounds, we repeat similar relationship patterns over and over.
(562) 352-2175 View (562) 352-2175
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Kim Narvaez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
It is my privilege and my honor to walk alongside clients through the journey of healing, self-love, clarity and empowerment also known as therapy. It is my belief that everyone has the capacity to problem solve and achieve their goals. I provide guidance, coaching, compassion, and understanding in a connected and safe space. I teach clients how to regulate emotions, tolerate distress in life, build supportive relationships, create a coping skills toolkit, and practice a nourishing self-care routine.
It is my privilege and my honor to walk alongside clients through the journey of healing, self-love, clarity and empowerment also known as therapy. It is my belief that everyone has the capacity to problem solve and achieve their goals. I provide guidance, coaching, compassion, and understanding in a connected and safe space. I teach clients how to regulate emotions, tolerate distress in life, build supportive relationships, create a coping skills toolkit, and practice a nourishing self-care routine.
(310) 564-7358 View (310) 564-7358

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90034

400+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 90034 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Stress
72% Life Transitions
64% Grief
63% Family Conflict
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
76% Anthem | Elevance
73% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in 90034 see their clients

65% Online Only
35% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90034?

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.