Therapists in 90264

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Molly Brumagin Vincent
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264  (Online Only)
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with ten years of experience working with children, families, teens and individuals experiencing a variety of life’s challenges and mental health issues. Some of my specialities include life transitions, anxiety, depression, issues related to self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues, parenting issues & children with developmental delays. My counseling style is warm, empathetic and interactive. My approach is strength based and combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling.
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with ten years of experience working with children, families, teens and individuals experiencing a variety of life’s challenges and mental health issues. Some of my specialities include life transitions, anxiety, depression, issues related to self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues, parenting issues & children with developmental delays. My counseling style is warm, empathetic and interactive. My approach is strength based and combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling.
(424) 363-0939 View (424) 363-0939
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Robert H Selman
PhD
Malibu, CA 90264
Dr. Selman has over 50+ years of working in hospitals, clinics, and universities, researching the most effective therapeutic interventions to help resolve childhood trauma that affects our attachment style to loved ones and ourselves. Past traumas can reemerge during our current relationships, distorting how we view ourselves and others. In this way, we miss establishing healthy boundaries to remain open to gathering the nourishment we need to grow into our highest and best selves.
Dr. Selman has over 50+ years of working in hospitals, clinics, and universities, researching the most effective therapeutic interventions to help resolve childhood trauma that affects our attachment style to loved ones and ourselves. Past traumas can reemerge during our current relationships, distorting how we view ourselves and others. In this way, we miss establishing healthy boundaries to remain open to gathering the nourishment we need to grow into our highest and best selves.
(818) 850-6452 View (818) 850-6452
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Gwen Staples
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stuck due to a traumatic past that you are struggling to deal with and you need an empathetic, knowledgeable, experienced professional to help you navigate through the broken and dysregulated pieces then email me today. Trauma can show up in so many different ways from depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, dysfunctional relationships, and so much more. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional it is my goal to not only assist you in the process of healing but to help you establish coping skills to manage distress and maintain appropriate self-care so that you can obtain peace and emotional well being.
If you are feeling stuck due to a traumatic past that you are struggling to deal with and you need an empathetic, knowledgeable, experienced professional to help you navigate through the broken and dysregulated pieces then email me today. Trauma can show up in so many different ways from depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, dysfunctional relationships, and so much more. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional it is my goal to not only assist you in the process of healing but to help you establish coping skills to manage distress and maintain appropriate self-care so that you can obtain peace and emotional well being.
(424) 332-1658 View (424) 332-1658
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Dr. Robert B. Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90264
Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, which provides residential and online treatment, education, and support for male sexual addicts and their families. Seeking Integrity also offers specialized residential treatment for men with sex/porn addiction/intimacy disorders or those with co-occurring sexual and substance abuse disorders. Expert holistic treatment provided in 14, 21 or 28 day length of stay. Separately: Online workgroups provide psychoeducation in a 6 week, 90 minutes per week format. Many free resources provided also.
Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, which provides residential and online treatment, education, and support for male sexual addicts and their families. Seeking Integrity also offers specialized residential treatment for men with sex/porn addiction/intimacy disorders or those with co-occurring sexual and substance abuse disorders. Expert holistic treatment provided in 14, 21 or 28 day length of stay. Separately: Online workgroups provide psychoeducation in a 6 week, 90 minutes per week format. Many free resources provided also.
(747) 998-0517 View (747) 998-0517
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Kara LeRose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90264
Growth... strength...confidence... resilience. These are things you want more of in your life. Sometimes inner struggles and life situations get in the way of you feeling at your best in your relationships with your partner, your work and your family. When it's time to start looking at what is getting in your way, make the move to finding the support and the solutions you need to take your life from so-so to great!
Growth... strength...confidence... resilience. These are things you want more of in your life. Sometimes inner struggles and life situations get in the way of you feeling at your best in your relationships with your partner, your work and your family. When it's time to start looking at what is getting in your way, make the move to finding the support and the solutions you need to take your life from so-so to great!
(818) 918-9789 View (818) 918-9789
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Justin J Leitstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264
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
3 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90264  (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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Marina Edelman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264
I have helped numerous couples, individuals & families find happiness, harmony, and coping strategies to life challenges. I use John Gottman's (research based) approach and EFT to help couples understand their strengths & areas that need improvement. By taking an online assessment couples save time & money & I can quickly assess areas of focus & recomend interventions. To help clients with anxiety/depression I challenge distorted beliefs and maladaptive behaviors using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This approach along with other interventions encourages clients to go out of their comfort zone & reduce problamatic symptoms.
I have helped numerous couples, individuals & families find happiness, harmony, and coping strategies to life challenges. I use John Gottman's (research based) approach and EFT to help couples understand their strengths & areas that need improvement. By taking an online assessment couples save time & money & I can quickly assess areas of focus & recomend interventions. To help clients with anxiety/depression I challenge distorted beliefs and maladaptive behaviors using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This approach along with other interventions encourages clients to go out of their comfort zone & reduce problamatic symptoms.
(818) 253-9910 View (818) 253-9910
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Tanya Jacob
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90264
I work with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, usually without the use of medication. Intrusive and upsetting thoughts can be so frightening that we feel trapped inside our own minds. It is my goal to help you to regain comfort within yourself. I help many clients manage withdrawal effects from drugs, alcohol, and prescription medication, including antidepressants.
I work with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, usually without the use of medication. Intrusive and upsetting thoughts can be so frightening that we feel trapped inside our own minds. It is my goal to help you to regain comfort within yourself. I help many clients manage withdrawal effects from drugs, alcohol, and prescription medication, including antidepressants.
(310) 422-4132 View (310) 422-4132
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Kim Greeley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264
Do you find yourself stuck in a rut? Doing the same things over again, expecting difference results? Do you want to feel free and easy? Strong and confident? Able to be effective, empowered, and create the life you desire, and deserve? I can help. I want you to feel hopeful, to see options and possibilities, to discover who you truly are, and to lead the life you are intended to live. I want to help you believe that you are enough, and you are worthy. Learn to let go of what no longer serves you, and grow.
Do you find yourself stuck in a rut? Doing the same things over again, expecting difference results? Do you want to feel free and easy? Strong and confident? Able to be effective, empowered, and create the life you desire, and deserve? I can help. I want you to feel hopeful, to see options and possibilities, to discover who you truly are, and to lead the life you are intended to live. I want to help you believe that you are enough, and you are worthy. Learn to let go of what no longer serves you, and grow.
(818) 962-2764 View (818) 962-2764
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"At the End of the Rope is Hope"
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264
If you love someone who is struggling with addiction; suffering from mental illness; or grieving a significant loss; It’s normal for you to feel overwhelmed. You may feel like you’re coming unraveled. At the end of the rope is hope! I can help with resources, referrals, and reassurance so you don’t have to go through this all alone.
If you love someone who is struggling with addiction; suffering from mental illness; or grieving a significant loss; It’s normal for you to feel overwhelmed. You may feel like you’re coming unraveled. At the end of the rope is hope! I can help with resources, referrals, and reassurance so you don’t have to go through this all alone.
(805) 491-9834 View (805) 491-9834
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Dr. Maggie Lavey
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC, EMDR
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264  (Online Only)
As a trauma focused and EMDR provider I understand the impact that trauma has on one’s lived experience. It is essential to have a safe, nonjudgmental place to work through painful experiences. I use an integrative eclectic approach to provide safety, manage emotions, address unhelpful beliefs and to work to heal and release you from the painful past of your trauma. Together we formulate your desired treatment goals to empower you to see changes in your daily life. I specialize in a range of therapies and broad view of theories such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, Polyvagal theory, attachment theory, mindfulness, trauma informed yoga, mind body.
As a trauma focused and EMDR provider I understand the impact that trauma has on one’s lived experience. It is essential to have a safe, nonjudgmental place to work through painful experiences. I use an integrative eclectic approach to provide safety, manage emotions, address unhelpful beliefs and to work to heal and release you from the painful past of your trauma. Together we formulate your desired treatment goals to empower you to see changes in your daily life. I specialize in a range of therapies and broad view of theories such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, Polyvagal theory, attachment theory, mindfulness, trauma informed yoga, mind body.
(805) 321-1547 View (805) 321-1547
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Danny Mathews
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264
My approach is to empathize, affirm, and understand you as deeply as possible. This allows me to choose and customize specific treatment plans that will meet your unique needs. I approach therapy as collaboration with individual clients, couples, and families with the goal of empowerment to confront pain, anxiety, and depression, process trauma and grief, to repair and improve relationships, to develop self-awareness and facilitate personal discovery for achieving growth and desired change.
My approach is to empathize, affirm, and understand you as deeply as possible. This allows me to choose and customize specific treatment plans that will meet your unique needs. I approach therapy as collaboration with individual clients, couples, and families with the goal of empowerment to confront pain, anxiety, and depression, process trauma and grief, to repair and improve relationships, to develop self-awareness and facilitate personal discovery for achieving growth and desired change.
(818) 686-5970 View (818) 686-5970
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Ricardo A Martinez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90264
THANK YOU FOR INQUIRING ABOUT MY PRACTICE AND VISITING MY PROFILE. PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM CURRENTLY ONLY PROVIDING TELE-HEALTH SERVICES. Whether you've been in therapy before or this is your first time - seeking assistance and choosing a therapist who is a good match is the first step to improving your quality of life. I offer free telephone consultations to answer your questions, ease your concerns, get a better understanding of your needs, and to determine whether we will be a good fit. I'm committed to helping you improve your life in all areas so that you may have a better/more rewarding quality of life.
THANK YOU FOR INQUIRING ABOUT MY PRACTICE AND VISITING MY PROFILE. PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM CURRENTLY ONLY PROVIDING TELE-HEALTH SERVICES. Whether you've been in therapy before or this is your first time - seeking assistance and choosing a therapist who is a good match is the first step to improving your quality of life. I offer free telephone consultations to answer your questions, ease your concerns, get a better understanding of your needs, and to determine whether we will be a good fit. I'm committed to helping you improve your life in all areas so that you may have a better/more rewarding quality of life.
(626) 709-6937 View (626) 709-6937
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Jenny Pepper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264
Working with a therapist who you feel safe with and connected to will make all the difference in your healing journey. I am a warm therapist, who will also be directive for the sake of your growth. I am sincerely dedicated to your healing journey. And, I can teach you practical tools to live a balanced and more fulfilling life. I would love to guide you towards better understanding yourself. I am highly trained in CBT, DBT and ACT. My approach is integrative, adapting to fit each person’s unique needs. I’ve worked extensively and closely with people struggling with anxiety, BPD, addiction, depression, and low self-worth.
Working with a therapist who you feel safe with and connected to will make all the difference in your healing journey. I am a warm therapist, who will also be directive for the sake of your growth. I am sincerely dedicated to your healing journey. And, I can teach you practical tools to live a balanced and more fulfilling life. I would love to guide you towards better understanding yourself. I am highly trained in CBT, DBT and ACT. My approach is integrative, adapting to fit each person’s unique needs. I’ve worked extensively and closely with people struggling with anxiety, BPD, addiction, depression, and low self-worth.
(310) 359-1863 View (310) 359-1863
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Dr. Ericka Hofmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90264  (Online Only)
Licensed in CA, FL, MI and DE. Psychotherapy is a journey of discovery. It is a walk toward the self. The purpose of psychotherapy is to assist the patient with knowing the Self: their intrinsic goodness, wisdom and strength found within. For women and couples, this requires a setting aside of assumptions about the self and others in order for curiosity to emerge. In psychotherapy, we explore what brings meaning to life and what creates value. We ask, “Do my actions bring me closer to the person I want to be?” As I assist the patient with shoring up coping skills we also explore the wondrous road back to the Self.
Licensed in CA, FL, MI and DE. Psychotherapy is a journey of discovery. It is a walk toward the self. The purpose of psychotherapy is to assist the patient with knowing the Self: their intrinsic goodness, wisdom and strength found within. For women and couples, this requires a setting aside of assumptions about the self and others in order for curiosity to emerge. In psychotherapy, we explore what brings meaning to life and what creates value. We ask, “Do my actions bring me closer to the person I want to be?” As I assist the patient with shoring up coping skills we also explore the wondrous road back to the Self.
(310) 692-9360 View (310) 692-9360
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Melanie Siegel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90264
Change and growth are possible. Whether you are feeling stuck in a tiny dusty corner or lost in an enormous ocean, I'll meet you right where you are and help get you where you want to be. Taking the first step can be difficult, but will be rewarding as, together, the work that we begin now will expand your relationship to yourself and the world around you.
Change and growth are possible. Whether you are feeling stuck in a tiny dusty corner or lost in an enormous ocean, I'll meet you right where you are and help get you where you want to be. Taking the first step can be difficult, but will be rewarding as, together, the work that we begin now will expand your relationship to yourself and the world around you.
(424) 249-9172 View (424) 249-9172
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Liza Auciello
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264
Are you living the life you want? Do your habitual patterns get in the way of you being present in life and relationships? I’ve dedicated my life to helping people find more fulfilment and meaning in their connections with others and in life itself. If you need a life reboot, I can help you to identify the hidden commitments you have with yourself and overcome the blocks that get in the way of you achieving your life priorities. Our work together can help you to heal and nurture your relationship with your body, mind and spirit so you can address challenges more easily and live your life with greater self-confidence and self-love.
Are you living the life you want? Do your habitual patterns get in the way of you being present in life and relationships? I’ve dedicated my life to helping people find more fulfilment and meaning in their connections with others and in life itself. If you need a life reboot, I can help you to identify the hidden commitments you have with yourself and overcome the blocks that get in the way of you achieving your life priorities. Our work together can help you to heal and nurture your relationship with your body, mind and spirit so you can address challenges more easily and live your life with greater self-confidence and self-love.
(747) 245-3572 View (747) 245-3572
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Catherine Rossi
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Malibu, CA 90264  (Online Only)
Every human struggles, and every human deserves to feel seen, heard, and supported while finding their way to a healthy flow. Are you feeling disconnected? Your mental health may seem hard for others to understand, or even for you to understand. Maybe it feels overwhelming to question why you feel this way, or what's actually in your control to change. Maybe the things that get you through aren’t the healthiest for you, and you’re ready to try something different. I'm here to accompany and guide you, whether navigating life transitions, addiction, relationship issues, or managing depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar, or ADHD.
Every human struggles, and every human deserves to feel seen, heard, and supported while finding their way to a healthy flow. Are you feeling disconnected? Your mental health may seem hard for others to understand, or even for you to understand. Maybe it feels overwhelming to question why you feel this way, or what's actually in your control to change. Maybe the things that get you through aren’t the healthiest for you, and you’re ready to try something different. I'm here to accompany and guide you, whether navigating life transitions, addiction, relationship issues, or managing depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar, or ADHD.
(818) 962-2816 View (818) 962-2816
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Alexandra De Castro Basto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCAPP
Verified
Malibu, CA 90264
Hello and Welcome, if you struggle with getting and/or staying clean and sober, we can examine in more depth what it is that you need to most pay attention to in order to achieve ongoing and successful recovery. In this sense a painful period in life can be an opportunity to reconnect with your whole, with the creative self that embraces all of your potential and need to be fully human.
Hello and Welcome, if you struggle with getting and/or staying clean and sober, we can examine in more depth what it is that you need to most pay attention to in order to achieve ongoing and successful recovery. In this sense a painful period in life can be an opportunity to reconnect with your whole, with the creative self that embraces all of your potential and need to be fully human.
(424) 348-4372 View (424) 348-4372

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Number of Therapists in 90264

20+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 90264 who prioritize treating:

79% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Anxiety
71% Depression
63% Family Conflict
58% Coping Skills
58% Codependency

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Optum
60% Aetna

How Therapists in 90264 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90264?

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.