Therapists in 90405

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Cibele Sousa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My passion is in body psychotherapy. Clients enjoy our work connecting their body/inner strengths and their mind/rational strengths to achieve growth. My clients value the kindness, compassion, and safety I create, so they feel comfortable and heard. I have success working with clients that experience cancer, adoption, grief, stress, excessive worry, depression, conflict with others, life transitions, and parenting issues. Caregivers and family members of cancer patients find working with me helpful, healing, and nurturing. Clients that are not comfortable just talking really appreciate the tools I give them.
My passion is in body psychotherapy. Clients enjoy our work connecting their body/inner strengths and their mind/rational strengths to achieve growth. My clients value the kindness, compassion, and safety I create, so they feel comfortable and heard. I have success working with clients that experience cancer, adoption, grief, stress, excessive worry, depression, conflict with others, life transitions, and parenting issues. Caregivers and family members of cancer patients find working with me helpful, healing, and nurturing. Clients that are not comfortable just talking really appreciate the tools I give them.
(818) 699-9877 View (818) 699-9877
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Tracy King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
You've already tried it on your own. Maybe you've found partial solutions,but it does get discouraging finding yourself, or your relationship, repeating the same patterns over and over. Seeing a very experienced, sharp, interactive therapist means finding much quicker relief for problems related to relationships , depression, anxiety and panic, parenting, childhood, and life directions. Working with me means forming a solution-oriented partnership for real change. I have successfully done this work for many years, and help people on both long or short term issues. To meet your needs, I have evening & W/E appointments.
You've already tried it on your own. Maybe you've found partial solutions,but it does get discouraging finding yourself, or your relationship, repeating the same patterns over and over. Seeing a very experienced, sharp, interactive therapist means finding much quicker relief for problems related to relationships , depression, anxiety and panic, parenting, childhood, and life directions. Working with me means forming a solution-oriented partnership for real change. I have successfully done this work for many years, and help people on both long or short term issues. To meet your needs, I have evening & W/E appointments.
(310) 340-6874 View (310) 340-6874
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Paul Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My teenage clients report that I have greatly helped in reducing depression and anxiety by providing a non-judgmental space where they can explore communication challenges, self-esteem issues and work on difficulties that create a challenge in their day-to-day life. I work from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework, which can help teens reframe negativity, develop long-term coping skills, and be more fully present in their lives. Clients can recognize that their thoughts and emotions do not have to get in the way of taking action toward meeting their goals and making meaningful connections.
My teenage clients report that I have greatly helped in reducing depression and anxiety by providing a non-judgmental space where they can explore communication challenges, self-esteem issues and work on difficulties that create a challenge in their day-to-day life. I work from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework, which can help teens reframe negativity, develop long-term coping skills, and be more fully present in their lives. Clients can recognize that their thoughts and emotions do not have to get in the way of taking action toward meeting their goals and making meaningful connections.
(310) 620-1428 View (310) 620-1428
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Paulette Rochelle-Levy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am here to help you make better choices. Healing is now! You have probably done your best to pull yourself out of sadness and fear but still feel stuck. Perhaps you find yourself going round and round in hurtful patterns in your relationships and still feel unseen. Maybe your creative path has reached an impasse. I am here to see you and hear you. I am committed to helping you find joy, passion, love and deep respect with your loved ones. The therapy relationship is sacred.
I am here to help you make better choices. Healing is now! You have probably done your best to pull yourself out of sadness and fear but still feel stuck. Perhaps you find yourself going round and round in hurtful patterns in your relationships and still feel unseen. Maybe your creative path has reached an impasse. I am here to see you and hear you. I am committed to helping you find joy, passion, love and deep respect with your loved ones. The therapy relationship is sacred.
(424) 329-5017 View (424) 329-5017
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Triva Ponder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you and your partner struggling with conflict in your relationship that remains unresolved, escalates quickly and recurs frequently? Has trust been broken through infidelity or dishonesty? Are you finding it difficult to communicate effectively? It can be challenging to navigate issues that crack the foundation of our relationships and hurt our trust, but with some work and the right therapist, there is hope. I use the 'Gottman Relationship Checkup' to help get a baseline of a relationship’s strengths and challenges and determine specific tried and true, evidence-based interventions we can integrate in our treatment.
Are you and your partner struggling with conflict in your relationship that remains unresolved, escalates quickly and recurs frequently? Has trust been broken through infidelity or dishonesty? Are you finding it difficult to communicate effectively? It can be challenging to navigate issues that crack the foundation of our relationships and hurt our trust, but with some work and the right therapist, there is hope. I use the 'Gottman Relationship Checkup' to help get a baseline of a relationship’s strengths and challenges and determine specific tried and true, evidence-based interventions we can integrate in our treatment.
(424) 452-2583 View (424) 452-2583
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Kevin Stolper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Greetings. Are you feeling stuck in life, wanting something different but unsure what it is or how to get there? Is the pressure to be perfect or be seen as "good enough" in relationships, athletics, creative performances or work leaving you with anxiety, stress or depression, taking a toll on your wellbeing? These feelings are normal. I can help you identify what you are wanting or needing, what is keeping you stuck, and build the confidence to take action towards joy and long-term change. There is no better time than now than to start living the life you want to live and becoming the person you want to be.
Greetings. Are you feeling stuck in life, wanting something different but unsure what it is or how to get there? Is the pressure to be perfect or be seen as "good enough" in relationships, athletics, creative performances or work leaving you with anxiety, stress or depression, taking a toll on your wellbeing? These feelings are normal. I can help you identify what you are wanting or needing, what is keeping you stuck, and build the confidence to take action towards joy and long-term change. There is no better time than now than to start living the life you want to live and becoming the person you want to be.
(310) 340-2355 View (310) 340-2355
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Dr. Kristi Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Life can be challenging. Sometimes it can even be hard to know what it's like to feel safe or content. Learning how to feel safe enough to truly enjoy life, people, relationships, one's own body, and one's own internal world is what therapy is about. It's from that place of inner safety that we can feel healthy, joyful and bring forth the best parts of ourselves. Are you interested in a cutting edge healing process? To succeed in accessing healing capacities, and to resolve trauma I practice a few different forms of somatic therapy: NeuroAffective Touch, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR.
Life can be challenging. Sometimes it can even be hard to know what it's like to feel safe or content. Learning how to feel safe enough to truly enjoy life, people, relationships, one's own body, and one's own internal world is what therapy is about. It's from that place of inner safety that we can feel healthy, joyful and bring forth the best parts of ourselves. Are you interested in a cutting edge healing process? To succeed in accessing healing capacities, and to resolve trauma I practice a few different forms of somatic therapy: NeuroAffective Touch, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR.
(310) 828-2703 View (310) 828-2703
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Tara Fairbanks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My aim is to help you live with a feeling of wholeness and sturdiness, even when life is difficult. You need no longer feel tired, never enough, and at the mercy of your own performance. I encourage my clients to dream bravely about the changes they hope to see in their lives. We work to get there by identifying and shifting the patterns keeping them stuck, with the goal of cultivating more meaningful relationships, as well as greater freedom and joy. I am passionate about working with people on relationship issues, whether you are single or in a relationship.
My aim is to help you live with a feeling of wholeness and sturdiness, even when life is difficult. You need no longer feel tired, never enough, and at the mercy of your own performance. I encourage my clients to dream bravely about the changes they hope to see in their lives. We work to get there by identifying and shifting the patterns keeping them stuck, with the goal of cultivating more meaningful relationships, as well as greater freedom and joy. I am passionate about working with people on relationship issues, whether you are single or in a relationship.
(323) 843-6202 View (323) 843-6202
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Sara Barthol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you having concerns related to anxiety, depression or sexuality, either individually or as a couple? Are you a parent or teen who is having challenges at home/school? Are you an intern looking for supervision for Licensure? If any of this applies to you, I would be happy to discuss if I could be of any help to you. Please feel free to email or call me with questions.
Are you having concerns related to anxiety, depression or sexuality, either individually or as a couple? Are you a parent or teen who is having challenges at home/school? Are you an intern looking for supervision for Licensure? If any of this applies to you, I would be happy to discuss if I could be of any help to you. Please feel free to email or call me with questions.
(310) 341-0586 View (310) 341-0586
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Savannah Shizuko Okada
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, APCC, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
On the outside, you make success look easy, though it comes at a cost. You hide parts of yourself, which leaves you wrestling with overwhelm, anxiety, and/or self-esteem. You may even feel an internal game of tug of war. My goal is to help alleviate the pain and difficulties you've been carrying alone by providing a caring and welcoming space. Together, we will look at various parts of yourself and find what's not working, so new patterns can emerge by deepening insight and finding pragmatic solutions. I enjoy helping clients improve communication, understand emotions, and create a healthy relationship with themselves and others.
On the outside, you make success look easy, though it comes at a cost. You hide parts of yourself, which leaves you wrestling with overwhelm, anxiety, and/or self-esteem. You may even feel an internal game of tug of war. My goal is to help alleviate the pain and difficulties you've been carrying alone by providing a caring and welcoming space. Together, we will look at various parts of yourself and find what's not working, so new patterns can emerge by deepening insight and finding pragmatic solutions. I enjoy helping clients improve communication, understand emotions, and create a healthy relationship with themselves and others.
(310) 873-6754 View (310) 873-6754
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Megan Cser Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am committed to helping clients formulate and realize their goals for their lives and relationships based on the values that are important to them. Grounded in research and clinical experience, I view the therapeutic relationship as an active partnership through which I assist clients with better understanding themselves and the ways in which they relate to others and the world. From there, I work with clients to identify opportunities for change and to develop and implement new tools in line with their distinct objectives.
I am committed to helping clients formulate and realize their goals for their lives and relationships based on the values that are important to them. Grounded in research and clinical experience, I view the therapeutic relationship as an active partnership through which I assist clients with better understanding themselves and the ways in which they relate to others and the world. From there, I work with clients to identify opportunities for change and to develop and implement new tools in line with their distinct objectives.
(310) 861-3372 View (310) 861-3372
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Hannah Ayers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Do you feel like your past prevents you from enjoying your present and looking forward to your future? Do you find yourself repeating patterns of behavior that no longer serve you? Do you struggle to maintain meaningful and stable relationships? If yes, perhaps it’s time to take a deep breath and look inward. By exploring the wounds from your past, you can find empathy and understanding. You can be free. “Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.” – Peter A. Levine
Do you feel like your past prevents you from enjoying your present and looking forward to your future? Do you find yourself repeating patterns of behavior that no longer serve you? Do you struggle to maintain meaningful and stable relationships? If yes, perhaps it’s time to take a deep breath and look inward. By exploring the wounds from your past, you can find empathy and understanding. You can be free. “Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.” – Peter A. Levine
(818) 639-7313 View (818) 639-7313
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Nicole David
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
Society often projects certain beliefs onto individuals, which can lead us to feel disconnected from ourselves and others. We can find ourselves lost in the sea of expectations how we should or should not act, feel, love, do, pursue, or be. This can develop into debilitating symptoms of never feeling good enough or always striving for perfection that does not exist. We are all human. We all deserve to be heard, seen and to be a little messy. Your emotions, thoughts, dreams are not a burden. This is your space. Your time.
Society often projects certain beliefs onto individuals, which can lead us to feel disconnected from ourselves and others. We can find ourselves lost in the sea of expectations how we should or should not act, feel, love, do, pursue, or be. This can develop into debilitating symptoms of never feeling good enough or always striving for perfection that does not exist. We are all human. We all deserve to be heard, seen and to be a little messy. Your emotions, thoughts, dreams are not a burden. This is your space. Your time.
(323) 792-1824 View (323) 792-1824
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Lena Dicken
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
The process of therapy is one of self exploration and self discovery. Many of my clients seek therapy during life transitions or when experiencing relationship challenges. Some suffer from lack of self confidence, or are plagued by anxiety without an understanding of its cause. Through our work together I help people gain insight and understanding about the problems they’re encountering and become aware of unhelpful patterns they may be repeating. As a result of gaining new perspectives and understanding their emotional landscape on a deeper level, my clients often experience life in a more rich and meaningful way.
The process of therapy is one of self exploration and self discovery. Many of my clients seek therapy during life transitions or when experiencing relationship challenges. Some suffer from lack of self confidence, or are plagued by anxiety without an understanding of its cause. Through our work together I help people gain insight and understanding about the problems they’re encountering and become aware of unhelpful patterns they may be repeating. As a result of gaining new perspectives and understanding their emotional landscape on a deeper level, my clients often experience life in a more rich and meaningful way.
(424) 526-4288 View (424) 526-4288
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Beth Kadlec, MA LCSW, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy can help you to 1) discover what the underlying issues may be impacting you in the present 2) process/work through and resolve those issues so your life in the present and future can be different from the past 3) realize your goals and life's purpose 4) feel more empowered/ less "out of control" 5) engage more fully/effectively in your relationships, career and life. I also offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and psychedelic integration. If you have any questions- just ask!
Therapy can help you to 1) discover what the underlying issues may be impacting you in the present 2) process/work through and resolve those issues so your life in the present and future can be different from the past 3) realize your goals and life's purpose 4) feel more empowered/ less "out of control" 5) engage more fully/effectively in your relationships, career and life. I also offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and psychedelic integration. If you have any questions- just ask!
(323) 638-0890 View (323) 638-0890
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Stephanie R Sorady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
Even though you are a hard-working & high-achieving person you still feel dissatisfied with your life, career, or relationships. On top of that, you are struggling to manage the feelings of anxiety and overwhelm that have become too familiar. I get it because I've been there also. My role is to support you through this transformation to help you find the clarity, self-awareness, and self-compassion you deserve.
Even though you are a hard-working & high-achieving person you still feel dissatisfied with your life, career, or relationships. On top of that, you are struggling to manage the feelings of anxiety and overwhelm that have become too familiar. I get it because I've been there also. My role is to support you through this transformation to help you find the clarity, self-awareness, and self-compassion you deserve.
(424) 577-5945 View (424) 577-5945
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Vahe Vartan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I'm interested in helping people experience their emotions with more depth, sensitivity, and steadiness. I work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and the effects of trauma. I am particularly drawn towards a number of specific concerns which include: loneliness; social anxiety; longing for intimacy; relationship issues; frustration with creative or emotional expression; life ambitions; disconnection from desire; and dissatisfaction in one's job or career. I believe that these themes often underlie the more broad concerns of depression and anxiety.
I'm interested in helping people experience their emotions with more depth, sensitivity, and steadiness. I work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and the effects of trauma. I am particularly drawn towards a number of specific concerns which include: loneliness; social anxiety; longing for intimacy; relationship issues; frustration with creative or emotional expression; life ambitions; disconnection from desire; and dissatisfaction in one's job or career. I believe that these themes often underlie the more broad concerns of depression and anxiety.
(424) 365-8357 View (424) 365-8357
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Yoana Rivas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself navigating transitions as an adult or older adult? Perhaps you have family/friends but they are not supporting you in the way that you most need right now.
Are you finding yourself navigating transitions as an adult or older adult? Perhaps you have family/friends but they are not supporting you in the way that you most need right now.
(310) 953-8474 View (310) 953-8474
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Melanie Hersch: Dating And Relationship Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you completely confused as to why you're still single and wonder why you haven't met the right partner yet? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns and making the same 'mistakes' over and over again, with each person you're with? Are you completely burnt out and frustrated with dating? Do you find yourself over-analyzing your interactions with the people you like - plagued by self-doubt when it comes comes to the best way to handle uncomfortable situations and wondering if you're handling things in a way that might be interfering with your dating success?
Are you completely confused as to why you're still single and wonder why you haven't met the right partner yet? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns and making the same 'mistakes' over and over again, with each person you're with? Are you completely burnt out and frustrated with dating? Do you find yourself over-analyzing your interactions with the people you like - plagued by self-doubt when it comes comes to the best way to handle uncomfortable situations and wondering if you're handling things in a way that might be interfering with your dating success?
(310) 982-2124 View (310) 982-2124
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Daniya Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
If you’re reading this right now, you might be feeling down, confused, and maybe even stuck with what to do or where to go. Life IS tough, and I want you to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. I feel deeply honored to help people explore, understand, and learn to accept themselves. I strive to create a casual, comfortable, and authentic feel to our therapy sessions to help us build a safe environment to explore your thoughts, feelings, and vulnerabilities. My clients have commented and shared that they appreciate my genuine and compassionate nature, as well as my curiosity for them and their life stories.
If you’re reading this right now, you might be feeling down, confused, and maybe even stuck with what to do or where to go. Life IS tough, and I want you to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. I feel deeply honored to help people explore, understand, and learn to accept themselves. I strive to create a casual, comfortable, and authentic feel to our therapy sessions to help us build a safe environment to explore your thoughts, feelings, and vulnerabilities. My clients have commented and shared that they appreciate my genuine and compassionate nature, as well as my curiosity for them and their life stories.
(415) 965-4841 View (415) 965-4841

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90405

400+

Average cost per session

$202

Therapists in 90405 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
66% Grief
66% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aetna
49% Anthem | Elevance
48% Other

How Therapists in 90405 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90405?

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.