Therapists in 90263

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Dr. Tal Leead
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263  (Online Only)
My mission is your personal growth. As a positive psychologist, I design our sessions focusing on encouraging you to identify and develop your own positive emotions, positive experiences and positive traits. Initially our work includes your most pressing concerns, but my overall treatment plan nurtures that which is best within you. We study your strengths and virtues and tailor new ways to use your resources and achieve your goals. In a safe atmosphere, we remove obstacles, change unhelpful thinking patterns and unsupportive behaviors, all in an effort to enhance your happiness.
My mission is your personal growth. As a positive psychologist, I design our sessions focusing on encouraging you to identify and develop your own positive emotions, positive experiences and positive traits. Initially our work includes your most pressing concerns, but my overall treatment plan nurtures that which is best within you. We study your strengths and virtues and tailor new ways to use your resources and achieve your goals. In a safe atmosphere, we remove obstacles, change unhelpful thinking patterns and unsupportive behaviors, all in an effort to enhance your happiness.
(818) 493-1993 View (818) 493-1993
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Pamela McCrory
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Welcome! I help individuals, couples and families to increase well-being, strengthen their relationship bonds, and promote lifelong development. I work with clients to develop an individualized approach best suited to their goals and to create a positive therapy relationship. I assist clients to understand the connection between physical and emotional health and to learn mindful awareness to manage stress effectively. I am Past-President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and teach at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. I taught graduate courses in family and couple therapy at California State University, Northridge for fifteen years.
Welcome! I help individuals, couples and families to increase well-being, strengthen their relationship bonds, and promote lifelong development. I work with clients to develop an individualized approach best suited to their goals and to create a positive therapy relationship. I assist clients to understand the connection between physical and emotional health and to learn mindful awareness to manage stress effectively. I am Past-President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and teach at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. I taught graduate courses in family and couple therapy at California State University, Northridge for fifteen years.
(818) 306-4652 View (818) 306-4652
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Justin J Leitstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Justin Leitstein is a marriage and family therapist. The Malibu-based psychotherapist and former director of two acclaimed treatment centers works with individuals, couples, and families. Justin has an established reputation amongst many treatment professionals for providing instrumental therapeutic results for a wide range of challenges. He draws upon his refined therapeutic resources to deliver customized treatment programs for individuals and families.
Justin Leitstein is a marriage and family therapist. The Malibu-based psychotherapist and former director of two acclaimed treatment centers works with individuals, couples, and families. Justin has an established reputation amongst many treatment professionals for providing instrumental therapeutic results for a wide range of challenges. He draws upon his refined therapeutic resources to deliver customized treatment programs for individuals and families.
(323) 886-9568 View (323) 886-9568
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Malibu Psychotherapy: Julie Hoffman Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-IAYT, ERYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90263  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I come from the world of Narrative Post Modern Psychotherapy and have a practical, down to earth style with direct, candid conversation to keep the therapeutic relationship responsive to your needs. I work together with clients when designing short and long treatment plans, according to the diverse needs of individuals, couples and families. Since I am also a certified yoga therapist I am able to combine elements of advanced, personalized breath practices with tools from Cognitive Behavioral therapy. This evidence based combination is often highly effective when taught by a certified yoga therapist who also knows a client well.
I come from the world of Narrative Post Modern Psychotherapy and have a practical, down to earth style with direct, candid conversation to keep the therapeutic relationship responsive to your needs. I work together with clients when designing short and long treatment plans, according to the diverse needs of individuals, couples and families. Since I am also a certified yoga therapist I am able to combine elements of advanced, personalized breath practices with tools from Cognitive Behavioral therapy. This evidence based combination is often highly effective when taught by a certified yoga therapist who also knows a client well.
(424) 285-1739 View (424) 285-1739
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Randi Goodman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263  (Online Only)
My ideal client is teens, young adults, women and parent coaching . I help teens learn tools for anxiety and young adult's with transitions. Women / moms trying to find themselves and build better self care . Parents also need more support with developmental stages of their children. I am practicing telehealth-health only.
My ideal client is teens, young adults, women and parent coaching . I help teens learn tools for anxiety and young adult's with transitions. Women / moms trying to find themselves and build better self care . Parents also need more support with developmental stages of their children. I am practicing telehealth-health only.
(747) 281-3752 View (747) 281-3752
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Now I See a Person Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key” (The Eagles) “No one ever talked like this with me before” “They didn't force” “They listen and never force you, and they do not make assumptions about you” “You are unique and do not compare yourself to other people’s journey’s…do not do permanent decisions to things that will change in time” These are commentaries gained from people who experienced collaborative-dialogic ways of helping in the Now I See A Person Institute. Come hear words of hope and remedy, where dignity, dialogue and freedom arise within therapy, coaching...
“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key” (The Eagles) “No one ever talked like this with me before” “They didn't force” “They listen and never force you, and they do not make assumptions about you” “You are unique and do not compare yourself to other people’s journey’s…do not do permanent decisions to things that will change in time” These are commentaries gained from people who experienced collaborative-dialogic ways of helping in the Now I See A Person Institute. Come hear words of hope and remedy, where dignity, dialogue and freedom arise within therapy, coaching...
(626) 624-4272 View (626) 624-4272
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Amanda Barnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Every one of us yearns for something: more money, greater understanding, closer relationships, less arguments, more time to play, a great connection to their purpose. How come it seems like others have what you want? A fulfilling life takes dedication, motivation and inspiration and you don't have to do it alone.So, whether you are feeling lost, lonely, depressed, afraid, anxious, confused or straight out angry at how your life is, call me and lets see if we can begin turning your daily life into the BEST LIFE EVER!!!
Every one of us yearns for something: more money, greater understanding, closer relationships, less arguments, more time to play, a great connection to their purpose. How come it seems like others have what you want? A fulfilling life takes dedication, motivation and inspiration and you don't have to do it alone.So, whether you are feeling lost, lonely, depressed, afraid, anxious, confused or straight out angry at how your life is, call me and lets see if we can begin turning your daily life into the BEST LIFE EVER!!!
(818) 754-4644 View (818) 754-4644
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April Sherman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90263
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting new clients ! online therapy offered. Are you struggling with anxiety with this uncertainty about how to manage in this time of chaos. Are you busy taking care of everyone else and noticing you have nobody taking care of you? Reach out to me and I can meet with you during this chaotic time to focus inward on tools to self soothe, cope better so you can get sleep and protect your immune system from the stress this international virus is causing. I am able to hold a space for you so you can manage your fears and rise above these unhelpful and unsettled emotions. We can find ways to do things that support your growth.
Accepting new clients ! online therapy offered. Are you struggling with anxiety with this uncertainty about how to manage in this time of chaos. Are you busy taking care of everyone else and noticing you have nobody taking care of you? Reach out to me and I can meet with you during this chaotic time to focus inward on tools to self soothe, cope better so you can get sleep and protect your immune system from the stress this international virus is causing. I am able to hold a space for you so you can manage your fears and rise above these unhelpful and unsettled emotions. We can find ways to do things that support your growth.
(818) 293-5857 View (818) 293-5857
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Donna Gable
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
If you’ve had good experiences in previous psychotherapy, but feel that you perhaps could have developed a better understanding of yourself by working more deeply, it’s possible that I’m the therapist for you. After almost forty years in practice, I’ve developed a relaxed, but incisive mode of communication with my patients that makes the journey to self-discovery satisfying and productive. Learning more about who you are and what makes you tick can lead to increased productivity in work and more successful relationships. I’d be happy to accompany you on the road to self-awareness and look forward to meeting you!
If you’ve had good experiences in previous psychotherapy, but feel that you perhaps could have developed a better understanding of yourself by working more deeply, it’s possible that I’m the therapist for you. After almost forty years in practice, I’ve developed a relaxed, but incisive mode of communication with my patients that makes the journey to self-discovery satisfying and productive. Learning more about who you are and what makes you tick can lead to increased productivity in work and more successful relationships. I’d be happy to accompany you on the road to self-awareness and look forward to meeting you!
(424) 570-1004 View (424) 570-1004
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Dr. Wendy Schwartz O'Connor & Assoc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90263  (Online Only)
Dr. Wendy M. O'Connor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as holds a doctorate in psychology and is in private practice in Brentwood & Encino California. She has worked in various settings with over seventeen years of experience in the community. Dr. Wendy O'Connor & Associates specialize in single adults, couples & teens.
Dr. Wendy M. O'Connor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as holds a doctorate in psychology and is in private practice in Brentwood & Encino California. She has worked in various settings with over seventeen years of experience in the community. Dr. Wendy O'Connor & Associates specialize in single adults, couples & teens.
(310) 906-4422 View (310) 906-4422
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Dr. Edna Jimenez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my practice. It can be hard to make that call to a psychologist but you owe it to yourself if you are struggling in your life. You don't have to struggle alone. I can help by providing you with a positive and safe place to help you process your feelings. Our goal is to discover what is blocking you from living to your full potential and making positive changes.
Welcome to my practice. It can be hard to make that call to a psychologist but you owe it to yourself if you are struggling in your life. You don't have to struggle alone. I can help by providing you with a positive and safe place to help you process your feelings. Our goal is to discover what is blocking you from living to your full potential and making positive changes.
(818) 666-3750 View (818) 666-3750
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Todd Adamson, PsyD, ABPP
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90263
Choosing the right therapist is an important process and can impact your therapy experience immensely. I aim to be straightforward and practical, while providing a relaxed and natural flow. My approach is collaborative and integrates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness to provide relief from anxiety, depression, and trauma. I help people with life transitions, relationships, work stressors and family life. I am also a sport and performance psychologist and mental performance coach. I have worked with individuals and teams for over 15 years to fine-tune their ability to thrive and succeed at the highest level.
Choosing the right therapist is an important process and can impact your therapy experience immensely. I aim to be straightforward and practical, while providing a relaxed and natural flow. My approach is collaborative and integrates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness to provide relief from anxiety, depression, and trauma. I help people with life transitions, relationships, work stressors and family life. I am also a sport and performance psychologist and mental performance coach. I have worked with individuals and teams for over 15 years to fine-tune their ability to thrive and succeed at the highest level.
(323) 476-1930 View (323) 476-1930
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Merry Lambert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90263
**Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom**~Aristotle~ If you're seeking self-understanding, your life's meaning and purpose--and how to make sense out of painful or unfulfilling patterns in relationships, I'm a psychodynamic therapist here to help. We'll explore patterns in your emotions, thoughts, and beliefs in relation to past experiences to gain insight. Insight plus action creates change. You aren't responsible for your early life emotional wounds, but you are responsible for your healing. I hope you'll reach out to begin the process.
**Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom**~Aristotle~ If you're seeking self-understanding, your life's meaning and purpose--and how to make sense out of painful or unfulfilling patterns in relationships, I'm a psychodynamic therapist here to help. We'll explore patterns in your emotions, thoughts, and beliefs in relation to past experiences to gain insight. Insight plus action creates change. You aren't responsible for your early life emotional wounds, but you are responsible for your healing. I hope you'll reach out to begin the process.
(818) 754-1450 View (818) 754-1450
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Aileen Nealie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DCEP
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Helping others achieve long lasting emotional stability is my main goal as a therapist. If your past experiences in psychotherapy have primarily been handled with just compassionate listening and support, you will most likely experience a re-occurring event that will have you forever returning to counseling. Weather your issues are related to life transitions, life stressors or emotional distress, I am ready to gift you with tools you can carry and practice for life, so that you may feel empowered to know how to help yourself throughout life's challenges.
Helping others achieve long lasting emotional stability is my main goal as a therapist. If your past experiences in psychotherapy have primarily been handled with just compassionate listening and support, you will most likely experience a re-occurring event that will have you forever returning to counseling. Weather your issues are related to life transitions, life stressors or emotional distress, I am ready to gift you with tools you can carry and practice for life, so that you may feel empowered to know how to help yourself throughout life's challenges.
(661) 641-4912 View (661) 641-4912
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Linda Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Because our mind and body are one, I strongly believe that for you to move forward emotionally, you need to be moving physically. Walking outside, side by side, as apposed to sitting still and facing you in an office setting, naturally creates a collaborative and supportive approach to therapy. It will feel less threatening to you. Because anxiety is less, more can be accomplished in an hour session of walk and talk therapy, then during the same amount of time in and office.
Because our mind and body are one, I strongly believe that for you to move forward emotionally, you need to be moving physically. Walking outside, side by side, as apposed to sitting still and facing you in an office setting, naturally creates a collaborative and supportive approach to therapy. It will feel less threatening to you. Because anxiety is less, more can be accomplished in an hour session of walk and talk therapy, then during the same amount of time in and office.
(805) 491-4429 View (805) 491-4429
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Vanessa Romero
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Have you been in therapy before where someone just listened to you talk? Are you tired of trying to get out of old coping skills, just to continue to feel stuck, or maybe you don't even know where to start? Is all of THAT getting in the way of your career, parenting, and/or having healthy relationships? Do you want ACTUAL tools instead of someone to just talk to and say "uh, huh, how does that make you feel?"
Have you been in therapy before where someone just listened to you talk? Are you tired of trying to get out of old coping skills, just to continue to feel stuck, or maybe you don't even know where to start? Is all of THAT getting in the way of your career, parenting, and/or having healthy relationships? Do you want ACTUAL tools instead of someone to just talk to and say "uh, huh, how does that make you feel?"
(805) 549-4873 View (805) 549-4873
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Perfectionist Solutions
Counselor, MA, MCC, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Wish you could turn your brain off? Or at least mute vicious voice in your head that judges e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g esp. YOU? Your Ferrari drive propels you rise in your career, but outside of work it feels like you’re crashing and burning. You’re tired of resentment building inside, taking it out on your partner and then feeling horrible for saying awful things you don’t actually mean. You just want some RELIEF from the anxious overthinking, people pleasing, getting upset when one thing goes awry and self-criticism. You worry how this is impacting your kids. You just want to FEEL as amazing inside as your life is on the outside.
Wish you could turn your brain off? Or at least mute vicious voice in your head that judges e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g esp. YOU? Your Ferrari drive propels you rise in your career, but outside of work it feels like you’re crashing and burning. You’re tired of resentment building inside, taking it out on your partner and then feeling horrible for saying awful things you don’t actually mean. You just want some RELIEF from the anxious overthinking, people pleasing, getting upset when one thing goes awry and self-criticism. You worry how this is impacting your kids. You just want to FEEL as amazing inside as your life is on the outside.
(424) 667-6625 View (424) 667-6625
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Seraphina Geiter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Maybe you've been struggling to feel like yourself for a while now, and have been hesitant to reach out for help. I'm glad you're here. Sometimes life loses its spark and sense of meaning and it's hard to find the way. Life can feel like a heavy burden, with feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or meaninglessness. Maybe you no longer want to participate in the things you once enjoyed. You find yourself isolating, or avoiding life. If you're tired of struggling and feeling bad about yourself and life, I can help. While these circumstances may have been the past, it doesn’t need to be your future.
Maybe you've been struggling to feel like yourself for a while now, and have been hesitant to reach out for help. I'm glad you're here. Sometimes life loses its spark and sense of meaning and it's hard to find the way. Life can feel like a heavy burden, with feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or meaninglessness. Maybe you no longer want to participate in the things you once enjoyed. You find yourself isolating, or avoiding life. If you're tired of struggling and feeling bad about yourself and life, I can help. While these circumstances may have been the past, it doesn’t need to be your future.
(805) 669-9283 View (805) 669-9283
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Tracie Temple
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90263
Whether you are a teenager or an adult, existential moments present themselves. Sometimes it takes the help of someone compassionate, yet straightforward, who is outside of the problem to help you find solutions. There is not always a clear cut answer to life's complex problems, but together we can prioritize and sort them out in order to achieve our goals. I work with both adolescents and adults in areas such as: trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Whether you are a teenager or an adult, existential moments present themselves. Sometimes it takes the help of someone compassionate, yet straightforward, who is outside of the problem to help you find solutions. There is not always a clear cut answer to life's complex problems, but together we can prioritize and sort them out in order to achieve our goals. I work with both adolescents and adults in areas such as: trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
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Star Rose Bond, Trauma Specialist - LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Malibu, CA 90263
Seasoned trauma specialist & psychotherapist dedicated to co-creating a meaningful healing journey for individuals and couples who are feeling stuck, lost and trapped in dysfunctional patterns. I offer a variety of different modalities including Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) to aid in the recovery of many common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, addiction, etc. Additionally, I am committed to providing innovative programing as well as a practical skillset, specially designed to address personal limitations that often manifest in low self-esteem, relationship challenges and declined mental health.
Seasoned trauma specialist & psychotherapist dedicated to co-creating a meaningful healing journey for individuals and couples who are feeling stuck, lost and trapped in dysfunctional patterns. I offer a variety of different modalities including Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) to aid in the recovery of many common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, addiction, etc. Additionally, I am committed to providing innovative programing as well as a practical skillset, specially designed to address personal limitations that often manifest in low self-esteem, relationship challenges and declined mental health.
(828) 373-8526 View (828) 373-8526

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Number of Therapists in 90263

60+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 90263 who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
83% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
65% Self Esteem
64% Stress
61% Family Conflict
55% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Cigna and Evernorth
68% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90263 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90263?

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.