Therapists in 92021

Photo of Tarina Griffin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92021, CA
Tarina Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
What is stopping you from reaching your fullest potential? Sometimes we as human beings need to confront our past in order to regain our future in an assertive way. Therapy can be a helpful tool in empowering your life.
What is stopping you from reaching your fullest potential? Sometimes we as human beings need to confront our past in order to regain our future in an assertive way. Therapy can be a helpful tool in empowering your life.
(858) 375-5693 View (858) 375-5693
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Ronald Offenstein
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
Hello, my name is Ron Offenstein, I am a California Licensed Psychologist, and I am trained and experienced in the evaluation and treatment of mood, anxiety, attention, and other psychological conditions arising from relationship and occupational experiences. I typically work with adults attempting to navigate relationships, family, and occupational conditions that have become overwhelming. I generally focus on reducing distress through finding coping strategies that work for an individual while increasing self-understanding.
Hello, my name is Ron Offenstein, I am a California Licensed Psychologist, and I am trained and experienced in the evaluation and treatment of mood, anxiety, attention, and other psychological conditions arising from relationship and occupational experiences. I typically work with adults attempting to navigate relationships, family, and occupational conditions that have become overwhelming. I generally focus on reducing distress through finding coping strategies that work for an individual while increasing self-understanding.
(619) 848-5574 View (619) 848-5574
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Kyung St Laurence
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
I have worked with a wide range of clients from all backgrounds, with an emphasis on treating veterans and their families. I value a person-centered approach to building respectful and collaborative relationships to empower the change my clients seek through therapy. My area of particular interest is in working with individuals during life transitions, dealing with childhood trauma, OCD, ADHD, loss and grief, transgender issues, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationship struggles.
I have worked with a wide range of clients from all backgrounds, with an emphasis on treating veterans and their families. I value a person-centered approach to building respectful and collaborative relationships to empower the change my clients seek through therapy. My area of particular interest is in working with individuals during life transitions, dealing with childhood trauma, OCD, ADHD, loss and grief, transgender issues, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationship struggles.
(619) 393-6219 View (619) 393-6219
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Brooke Serrano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
Hello! My name is Brooke Serrano, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a drive for working with young adults, adolescents, and teens. By using a client-centered approach, I focus on your individual goals and exactly what you want from therapy. Therapy is what you make it! I have a lot of experience working with different diagnoses including GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), Major Depression Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, Domestic Violence, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Grief, DID (dissociative identity disorder), and LGBTIA+ communities.
Hello! My name is Brooke Serrano, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a drive for working with young adults, adolescents, and teens. By using a client-centered approach, I focus on your individual goals and exactly what you want from therapy. Therapy is what you make it! I have a lot of experience working with different diagnoses including GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), Major Depression Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, Domestic Violence, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Grief, DID (dissociative identity disorder), and LGBTIA+ communities.
(858) 758-3232 View (858) 758-3232
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Joanna Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
Hello, I am Joanna Bain! I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping clients learn how to build healthier relationships. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around anxiety and depression. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals.
Hello, I am Joanna Bain! I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping clients learn how to build healthier relationships. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around anxiety and depression. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals.
(619) 759-5630 View (619) 759-5630
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Jenelle Deilgat
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Jenelle, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Professional Clinical Counselor. I am happy to see you are taking a step towards self-growth. I've been a therapist for 8 years working with ages 11-75 including teens, adults, and couples who struggle with the roller coaster of being human. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of mental health barriers including ADHD, depression, anxiety, complex mood & personality disorders, and psychosis. I love helping people develop skills and tools they can use independently to be successful and navigate the mountains of life. Let's tackle the next one together!
Hi! My name is Jenelle, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Professional Clinical Counselor. I am happy to see you are taking a step towards self-growth. I've been a therapist for 8 years working with ages 11-75 including teens, adults, and couples who struggle with the roller coaster of being human. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of mental health barriers including ADHD, depression, anxiety, complex mood & personality disorders, and psychosis. I love helping people develop skills and tools they can use independently to be successful and navigate the mountains of life. Let's tackle the next one together!
(619) 853-5657 View (619) 853-5657
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David Hahn
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified
4 Endorsed
El Cajon, CA 92021
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, stress management, work issues, and anger problems. If you are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing sadness, low energy, insomnia, loneliness, relationship problems, anger, difficulty focusing, or helplessness, through our work together, you will be able to relieve those symptoms. I also provide relief for symptoms including constant worry, racing thoughts, nervousness, irrational fears, social anxiety, and panic attacks. Your individual needs are carefully evaluated, and I tailor my therapeutic style to best meet those needs. You will increase your awareness of and resolve problematic behaviors to alleviate symptoms, reduce stress, improve relationships, and increase overall quality of life.
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, stress management, work issues, and anger problems. If you are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing sadness, low energy, insomnia, loneliness, relationship problems, anger, difficulty focusing, or helplessness, through our work together, you will be able to relieve those symptoms. I also provide relief for symptoms including constant worry, racing thoughts, nervousness, irrational fears, social anxiety, and panic attacks. Your individual needs are carefully evaluated, and I tailor my therapeutic style to best meet those needs. You will increase your awareness of and resolve problematic behaviors to alleviate symptoms, reduce stress, improve relationships, and increase overall quality of life.
(619) 324-3789 View (619) 324-3789
Greg Good
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
We live in an increasingly isolated world in which we are convinced on all sides that connection, meaning, and value can be shipped, swiped-on, liked, and plugged in. Social Media's benefits have allowed for unprecedented world-wide connection, but often at the cost of the life experiences that cultivate self-knowledge, character, confidence, and purpose. This leaves many people feeling paradoxically lonely, anxious, depressed, and without a sense of meaning or direction. Regardless of what may be causing your distress, talking with a therapist can help.
We live in an increasingly isolated world in which we are convinced on all sides that connection, meaning, and value can be shipped, swiped-on, liked, and plugged in. Social Media's benefits have allowed for unprecedented world-wide connection, but often at the cost of the life experiences that cultivate self-knowledge, character, confidence, and purpose. This leaves many people feeling paradoxically lonely, anxious, depressed, and without a sense of meaning or direction. Regardless of what may be causing your distress, talking with a therapist can help.
(619) 762-2908 View (619) 762-2908
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Lauren Walden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
Hello! I take a warm and direct approach to therapy as we journey through examining your life. I am a Latinx queer woman. I am LGBTQ+ aligned, body positive, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. I welcome you to this space and look forward to meeting you!
Hello! I take a warm and direct approach to therapy as we journey through examining your life. I am a Latinx queer woman. I am LGBTQ+ aligned, body positive, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. I welcome you to this space and look forward to meeting you!
(619) 736-8188 View (619) 736-8188
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Bethany Minick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, and thanks for visiting! My name is Bethany! I have an appreciation for culture, arts, music and outdoor activities! I can be described as easy-going and understanding. I believe that it is important to take the time needed to explore one's process for personal growth. We all need a break sometimes! Sometimes we need a break from work, others or even ourselves. My goal is to help support you on your path to well-being! I am able to support: Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness, Grief, Trauma, Personal/ Interpersonal processing, Couples, Caregivers and more.
Hi, and thanks for visiting! My name is Bethany! I have an appreciation for culture, arts, music and outdoor activities! I can be described as easy-going and understanding. I believe that it is important to take the time needed to explore one's process for personal growth. We all need a break sometimes! Sometimes we need a break from work, others or even ourselves. My goal is to help support you on your path to well-being! I am able to support: Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness, Grief, Trauma, Personal/ Interpersonal processing, Couples, Caregivers and more.
(619) 452-3857 View (619) 452-3857
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Joshua Wandro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
Joshua Wandro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Joshua has experience providing therapeutic services for adults, children, and couples. As a clinician, Joshua’s work experience has focused on but is not limited to adults and children ages 7-18 experiencing symptoms related to anxiety and depression. Joshua utilizes a trauma-informed approach, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Joshua has training and experience in providing a holistic and existential-humanistic approach to therapy. Joshua works to integrate the body and mind dynamic into the healing process.
Joshua Wandro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Joshua has experience providing therapeutic services for adults, children, and couples. As a clinician, Joshua’s work experience has focused on but is not limited to adults and children ages 7-18 experiencing symptoms related to anxiety and depression. Joshua utilizes a trauma-informed approach, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Joshua has training and experience in providing a holistic and existential-humanistic approach to therapy. Joshua works to integrate the body and mind dynamic into the healing process.
(619) 304-0151 View (619) 304-0151
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Matthew Fava
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
Hello, my name is Matthew Fava, Psy.D, LMFT , license 47392. My approach to therapy is helping improve the client's ability to both establish, maintain, and improve relationships. Helping the client develop and utilize positive coping skills that best fit their lifestyle. Helping promote the decision-making process while facilitating client potential. My areas of focus are Anxiety disorders, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For the past 27 years I have been working with clients that struggle with Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Hello, my name is Matthew Fava, Psy.D, LMFT , license 47392. My approach to therapy is helping improve the client's ability to both establish, maintain, and improve relationships. Helping the client develop and utilize positive coping skills that best fit their lifestyle. Helping promote the decision-making process while facilitating client potential. My areas of focus are Anxiety disorders, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For the past 27 years I have been working with clients that struggle with Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(619) 648-4912 View (619) 648-4912
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Philip Grande
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
As a Licensed Therapist for nearly 15 years I know that life can be challenging at times. The first step towards change is getting the help you need. I work in a non-judgmental and collaborative style, which focuses on gaining insight, improving self-esteem and identifying helpful coping strategies for dealing with life's stressors. I have worked with a variety of populations dealing with diverse issues and the best prognosis for success is to create a strong therapeutic relationship. You have already taken a great first step by looking into your options, the next step is to reach out and find a therapist you connect with.
As a Licensed Therapist for nearly 15 years I know that life can be challenging at times. The first step towards change is getting the help you need. I work in a non-judgmental and collaborative style, which focuses on gaining insight, improving self-esteem and identifying helpful coping strategies for dealing with life's stressors. I have worked with a variety of populations dealing with diverse issues and the best prognosis for success is to create a strong therapeutic relationship. You have already taken a great first step by looking into your options, the next step is to reach out and find a therapist you connect with.
(619) 613-2921 View (619) 613-2921
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Kelsey Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021  (Online Only)
If you are feeling lost, overwhelmed or like life is constantly against you; then therapy might be the next step for you. I specialize in teens, adults, and couples who are trying to find their way. I use a myriad of different approaches that work with the strengths you already have to best support you. I believe that in therapy you are the driver and I am here to help assist and guide you. I provide therapy like I talk in real life, I am real, genuine and direct in my approach. If you are looking to reconnect with yourself and gain tools and strategies that will help get your life back, I will support you in that process.
If you are feeling lost, overwhelmed or like life is constantly against you; then therapy might be the next step for you. I specialize in teens, adults, and couples who are trying to find their way. I use a myriad of different approaches that work with the strengths you already have to best support you. I believe that in therapy you are the driver and I am here to help assist and guide you. I provide therapy like I talk in real life, I am real, genuine and direct in my approach. If you are looking to reconnect with yourself and gain tools and strategies that will help get your life back, I will support you in that process.
(408) 528-2255 View (408) 528-2255
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Veronica Wahba
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience in treating adult clients with a variety of difficulties including anxiety & panic, mood disorders, grief & loss, ADHD, relationship problems, stress management, & personal growth & development. I have a passion for helping my clients gain a better understanding of themselves, triumph over obstacles in their lives, & lead healthier, happier, & more fulfilling lives overall. My treatment approaches are integrative & holistic & include various somatic (mind-body) therapy, solution-focused, positive psychology, & cognitive behavior therapy techniques.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience in treating adult clients with a variety of difficulties including anxiety & panic, mood disorders, grief & loss, ADHD, relationship problems, stress management, & personal growth & development. I have a passion for helping my clients gain a better understanding of themselves, triumph over obstacles in their lives, & lead healthier, happier, & more fulfilling lives overall. My treatment approaches are integrative & holistic & include various somatic (mind-body) therapy, solution-focused, positive psychology, & cognitive behavior therapy techniques.
(619) 458-3553 View (619) 458-3553
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Olivia Kozarev
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
El Cajon, CA 92021
Not accepting new clients
***NOTE: Olivia Kozarev's practice is not taking new clients at this time*** You may be feeling "stuck", experiencing sadness, low energy, helplessness, racing thoughts, or wondering when things will get better. You want to find relief. I am a Board Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping adults during challenging times in their lives and I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, work/school stress, family conflict, and other life stressors. Through our partnership you'll gain deeper insight about yourself, learn new coping skills, and diminish symptoms.
***NOTE: Olivia Kozarev's practice is not taking new clients at this time*** You may be feeling "stuck", experiencing sadness, low energy, helplessness, racing thoughts, or wondering when things will get better. You want to find relief. I am a Board Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping adults during challenging times in their lives and I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, work/school stress, family conflict, and other life stressors. Through our partnership you'll gain deeper insight about yourself, learn new coping skills, and diminish symptoms.
(619) 597-2335 View (619) 597-2335
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Krystle Joy Briese
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
El Cajon, CA 92021
Is your child or teen struggling at home, school, or in their everyday life? Are you trying to figure out how to be the best parent for them? As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist I can help your child work through their struggles and help you, as their parent, help them too.
Is your child or teen struggling at home, school, or in their everyday life? Are you trying to figure out how to be the best parent for them? As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist I can help your child work through their struggles and help you, as their parent, help them too.
(619) 658-6811 View (619) 658-6811
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Tyeast Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
My name is Tyeast Brown, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) in California and work with various clients via telehealth. I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years and utilize different tools to fit the needs of each client. My approach to therapy varies depending on the needs of each client. I work well with children, teens/adolescents, young adults, transitional-age youth, couples, and individuals via different evidence-based modalities.
My name is Tyeast Brown, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) in California and work with various clients via telehealth. I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years and utilize different tools to fit the needs of each client. My approach to therapy varies depending on the needs of each client. I work well with children, teens/adolescents, young adults, transitional-age youth, couples, and individuals via different evidence-based modalities.
(619) 815-5731 View (619) 815-5731
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Brittany Drnek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
My name is Brittany Drnek. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health field for over ten years.My area of expertise is helping people manage anxiety and panic, depression and mood disorders, OCD, trauma symptoms, parenting and family challenges, and relationship issues. My therapeutic technique is rooted in a combination of CBT, ACT, DBT, psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, and mindfulness practice. My clinical experience has made me a firm believer in the importance of treating the whole person and I work to support my clients in learning to care for themselves in all areas of their life.
My name is Brittany Drnek. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health field for over ten years.My area of expertise is helping people manage anxiety and panic, depression and mood disorders, OCD, trauma symptoms, parenting and family challenges, and relationship issues. My therapeutic technique is rooted in a combination of CBT, ACT, DBT, psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, and mindfulness practice. My clinical experience has made me a firm believer in the importance of treating the whole person and I work to support my clients in learning to care for themselves in all areas of their life.
(619) 768-2751 View (619) 768-2751
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Tomia Bowden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
El Cajon, CA 92021
Hi, my name is Tomia Bowden and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the Los Angeles area and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults experiencing various mental health difficulties and life challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues to name a few. Utilizing a humanistic approach, I focus on helping you develop a strong and healthy sense of self through exploring feelings and enhancing strengths.
Hi, my name is Tomia Bowden and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the Los Angeles area and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults experiencing various mental health difficulties and life challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues to name a few. Utilizing a humanistic approach, I focus on helping you develop a strong and healthy sense of self through exploring feelings and enhancing strengths.
(619) 389-2470 View (619) 389-2470

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92021

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 92021 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
76% Stress
73% Grief
59% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
90% Optum
88% Aetna

How Therapists in 92021 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92021?

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.