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Kathy Dennis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026  (Online Only)
Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way we wished, planned, or simply thought it would. When this happens, we can lose hope and tell ourselves we have missed the mark or otherwise failed. You may feel as though there is something very wrong with you or you are the only one who is experiencing this. I want to meet you where you are at, help you unpack these negative messages one by one, and through doing so, assist you to a better understanding of yourself and your world. I am currently licensed in California (LMFT 141355) and South Carolina (LMF.8057MFT).
Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way we wished, planned, or simply thought it would. When this happens, we can lose hope and tell ourselves we have missed the mark or otherwise failed. You may feel as though there is something very wrong with you or you are the only one who is experiencing this. I want to meet you where you are at, help you unpack these negative messages one by one, and through doing so, assist you to a better understanding of yourself and your world. I am currently licensed in California (LMFT 141355) and South Carolina (LMF.8057MFT).
(760) 388-6105 x708 View (760) 388-6105 x708
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Jo A Henry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC-II, SYMBIS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92026
Women who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and many other emotionally draining conditions just wish they had someone to talk to who will listen without judgment. You may have experienced a traumatic break-up or even a trail of brokenness. You may have experienced child abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or abandonment. You may have grown up with a family member with an addiction, watched parental violence, or had a partner with an addiction. At this point in your life you need assurance things can change, you want answers to why you ended up in the same relationships, and you need the coping skills needed to get past the past.
Women who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and many other emotionally draining conditions just wish they had someone to talk to who will listen without judgment. You may have experienced a traumatic break-up or even a trail of brokenness. You may have experienced child abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or abandonment. You may have grown up with a family member with an addiction, watched parental violence, or had a partner with an addiction. At this point in your life you need assurance things can change, you want answers to why you ended up in the same relationships, and you need the coping skills needed to get past the past.
(760) 537-4810 View (760) 537-4810
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Vincenzo Roma
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92026  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating uncertainty, worry, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, addictions, PTSD, low motivation, insomnia, nightmares, and grief. In most cases, “talk therapy” alone is insufficient. At every visit, I teach evidenced-based skills that have been rigorously tested from clinical research. I have developed a consultation style to therapy based on my experiences as a psychologist integrated in medical teams. This style allows me to consider treatment from multiple perspectives and this generally leads to earlier improvement, fewer overall visits, faster feedback and treatment ideas.
I specialize in treating uncertainty, worry, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, addictions, PTSD, low motivation, insomnia, nightmares, and grief. In most cases, “talk therapy” alone is insufficient. At every visit, I teach evidenced-based skills that have been rigorously tested from clinical research. I have developed a consultation style to therapy based on my experiences as a psychologist integrated in medical teams. This style allows me to consider treatment from multiple perspectives and this generally leads to earlier improvement, fewer overall visits, faster feedback and treatment ideas.
(760) 372-0406 View (760) 372-0406
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Linh Thai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
I am a psychotherapist based in Orange County, California, and have been providing mental health support services in various settings since 2012. I am motivated and passionate to serve clients in further developing their personal journey of self-growth/self-discovery.
I am a psychotherapist based in Orange County, California, and have been providing mental health support services in various settings since 2012. I am motivated and passionate to serve clients in further developing their personal journey of self-growth/self-discovery.
(760) 338-2036 View (760) 338-2036
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M. Babette Kout
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
People who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and many other emotionally painful conditions just wish they had someone to talk to. Multiple traumas often occur over time, often within an atmosphere of attachment disordered relationships, neglect, and/or abandonment. You may have experienced child abuse, sexual abuse, grief, and loss. You may have grown up with family addiction/ partner addiction. At this point in your life you want answers to why you end up in the same relationships, and you need assurance things can change.
People who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and many other emotionally painful conditions just wish they had someone to talk to. Multiple traumas often occur over time, often within an atmosphere of attachment disordered relationships, neglect, and/or abandonment. You may have experienced child abuse, sexual abuse, grief, and loss. You may have grown up with family addiction/ partner addiction. At this point in your life you want answers to why you end up in the same relationships, and you need assurance things can change.
(760) 463-9517 View (760) 463-9517
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Monica Monge De La Cruz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
Hi, my name is Monica M. DeLaCruz and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I’d like to think of therapy as a process of self-discovery and exploration. I care deeply about supporting people when they feel lonely, have difficulty with transitions, stuck and hopeless, and have tried the usual things are not working. This can look like transitions, divorce, or death of a loved one. This is where I come in. My approach is warm and engaging, and use evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and attachment theory.
Hi, my name is Monica M. DeLaCruz and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I’d like to think of therapy as a process of self-discovery and exploration. I care deeply about supporting people when they feel lonely, have difficulty with transitions, stuck and hopeless, and have tried the usual things are not working. This can look like transitions, divorce, or death of a loved one. This is where I come in. My approach is warm and engaging, and use evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and attachment theory.
(760) 257-2158 View (760) 257-2158
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Andrea Bayon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
Andrea Bayón (she/her/ella) is an LCSW and practices holistically within the framework of body, mind & spirit. Starting first with gentle nervous system soothing, Andrea works somatically (body-based) to help individuals reconnect with their internal experience. Andrea strives to offer an inclusive space, centering & honoring the experience of those who identify as BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, 2S, as well as those embodying other historically marginalized identities.
Andrea Bayón (she/her/ella) is an LCSW and practices holistically within the framework of body, mind & spirit. Starting first with gentle nervous system soothing, Andrea works somatically (body-based) to help individuals reconnect with their internal experience. Andrea strives to offer an inclusive space, centering & honoring the experience of those who identify as BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, 2S, as well as those embodying other historically marginalized identities.
(760) 642-1201 View (760) 642-1201
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Gail D Gerbie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92026
My goal, as a therapist, is to help clients navigate life's challenges and transitions. The tapestries of interpersonal relationships, grief, trauma, and recovery from addictions are woven with accepting ourselves, others, and change.
My goal, as a therapist, is to help clients navigate life's challenges and transitions. The tapestries of interpersonal relationships, grief, trauma, and recovery from addictions are woven with accepting ourselves, others, and change.
(760) 666-4359 View (760) 666-4359
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Kimberly Ann Thornton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026  (Online Only)
Kimberly is an experienced therapist with more than 25 years in the mental health field in various settings of residential, schools, in home, non-profits, community, hospital, and outpatient settings. Kimbelry has experience working with diverse clients, adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, individuals. She earned her master's degree in social work from San Diego State University. Kimberly is passionate about providing client centered care, providing support for clients to live healthy, safe, and balanced lives.
Kimberly is an experienced therapist with more than 25 years in the mental health field in various settings of residential, schools, in home, non-profits, community, hospital, and outpatient settings. Kimbelry has experience working with diverse clients, adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, individuals. She earned her master's degree in social work from San Diego State University. Kimberly is passionate about providing client centered care, providing support for clients to live healthy, safe, and balanced lives.
(760) 509-2444 View (760) 509-2444
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Cassandra Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
Hello, my name is Cassandra Black and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I provide a warm, empathic, and sensitive approach for those suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I welcome holding space for anyone ready for their healing journey. Look forward to working with you. My focus is working with adults ages 18-75. I provide a safe, warm, nurturing tone to all my clients. Clients experience a safe containment that allows them to open up and express their innermost feelings and struggles.
Hello, my name is Cassandra Black and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I provide a warm, empathic, and sensitive approach for those suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I welcome holding space for anyone ready for their healing journey. Look forward to working with you. My focus is working with adults ages 18-75. I provide a safe, warm, nurturing tone to all my clients. Clients experience a safe containment that allows them to open up and express their innermost feelings and struggles.
(760) 624-3105 View (760) 624-3105
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Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
Are you struggling with panic, worry or trauma? If so, whether large or small, it may cause anxiety. Or maybe you even feel traumatized? This can happen for any situation that causes disturbance to your daily routine, thinking and ability to function to your full potential. Whatever your anxiety or trauma is about, we can help! We are a team of therapists working extensively with anxiety issues. These could be about relationships, life events, or any negative experience. If you are struggling a past traumatic incident, or anxiety, please contact us and one of our therapists will contact you soon.
Are you struggling with panic, worry or trauma? If so, whether large or small, it may cause anxiety. Or maybe you even feel traumatized? This can happen for any situation that causes disturbance to your daily routine, thinking and ability to function to your full potential. Whatever your anxiety or trauma is about, we can help! We are a team of therapists working extensively with anxiety issues. These could be about relationships, life events, or any negative experience. If you are struggling a past traumatic incident, or anxiety, please contact us and one of our therapists will contact you soon.
(760) 878-7019 View (760) 878-7019
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Emily Morales
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
My name is Emily Morales, my preferred pronouns are (she/her/ella) I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been providing therapy for more than 10 years. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, the LGBTQIA2+ community, the neurodiverse community, chronic pain, chronic illness, post-partum, sex-positive therapist, diversity issues, trauma, crisis support, and community resourcing. I am fluent in Spanish and can provide therapy in Spanish.
My name is Emily Morales, my preferred pronouns are (she/her/ella) I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been providing therapy for more than 10 years. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, the LGBTQIA2+ community, the neurodiverse community, chronic pain, chronic illness, post-partum, sex-positive therapist, diversity issues, trauma, crisis support, and community resourcing. I am fluent in Spanish and can provide therapy in Spanish.
(760) 284-5216 View (760) 284-5216
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Ok 2B Angry Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, ICADC
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Servando ( AKA: El Guapo ) if you actually got that, then you know I have a sense of humor. ;-) "Do you struggle with communication, anger or abandonment and often feel powerless, alone, taken advantage of, unheard, or misunderstood?" I teach individuals to empower themselves through exploring self-efficacy by learning the barriers to communication, self-worth and exploring wholesome ways to manage communicate and adapt to personal struggles. Our feelings are ours and only ours, so why do we blame other when we experience an unpleasant feeling? (You pissed me off!)
Hello, I'm Servando ( AKA: El Guapo ) if you actually got that, then you know I have a sense of humor. ;-) "Do you struggle with communication, anger or abandonment and often feel powerless, alone, taken advantage of, unheard, or misunderstood?" I teach individuals to empower themselves through exploring self-efficacy by learning the barriers to communication, self-worth and exploring wholesome ways to manage communicate and adapt to personal struggles. Our feelings are ours and only ours, so why do we blame other when we experience an unpleasant feeling? (You pissed me off!)
(760) 309-6938 View (760) 309-6938
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Tara Joseph
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
I have been fortunate to have been exposed to a broad range of experience as a psychotherapist over the past 10 years. It has been a joy to guide individuals, couples, and families to promote their own healing from challenges arising from trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, illness, loss, and life transitions. I believe it is important to find our own inner healer. I would like to be the catalyst and guide for this important discovery. In the spirit of compassion, presence, curiosity, and creativity, we can navigate through circumstances that may feel overwhelming.
I have been fortunate to have been exposed to a broad range of experience as a psychotherapist over the past 10 years. It has been a joy to guide individuals, couples, and families to promote their own healing from challenges arising from trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, illness, loss, and life transitions. I believe it is important to find our own inner healer. I would like to be the catalyst and guide for this important discovery. In the spirit of compassion, presence, curiosity, and creativity, we can navigate through circumstances that may feel overwhelming.
(760) 965-7845 View (760) 965-7845
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Jesus Velazquez
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
Helping others has always been a desire of mine. I have been a therapist for 9 years and have helped clients with a variety of issues such as anxiety, relationship help, marriage, parenting, life skills, pornography, anger, and many more. I have seen and heard a lot of issues from a lot of different people who have had hardship and others who needed guidance. I believe that we all come from different walks of life and sometimes on our journey; we may get steered in the wrong direction. It is my desire to help guide you back in the right direction. I want to validate your emotions and makes sure you are heard.
Helping others has always been a desire of mine. I have been a therapist for 9 years and have helped clients with a variety of issues such as anxiety, relationship help, marriage, parenting, life skills, pornography, anger, and many more. I have seen and heard a lot of issues from a lot of different people who have had hardship and others who needed guidance. I believe that we all come from different walks of life and sometimes on our journey; we may get steered in the wrong direction. It is my desire to help guide you back in the right direction. I want to validate your emotions and makes sure you are heard.
(442) 500-1245 View (442) 500-1245
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Nicole Waters
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
Hello! My name is Nicole Waters, I currently hold a Psy.D. in Marriage and Family Therapist and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy involves gaining a high level of understanding of clients through empathy, clinical tools and evaluations. Using these techniques and building the therapeutic relationship helps interventions take hold. I use CBT techniques, including items to work on outside of therapy sessions to generalize the interventions into everyday life.
Hello! My name is Nicole Waters, I currently hold a Psy.D. in Marriage and Family Therapist and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy involves gaining a high level of understanding of clients through empathy, clinical tools and evaluations. Using these techniques and building the therapeutic relationship helps interventions take hold. I use CBT techniques, including items to work on outside of therapy sessions to generalize the interventions into everyday life.
(760) 314-4291 View (760) 314-4291
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Maria Carmen Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
I am a licensed Clinical social worker who specializes in the treatment of anxiety , depression , trauma, marital problems and stress management . I am a bilingual Spanish speaking therapist. I aim to support and guide you on a journey of self-exploration through greater understanding of your experiences to identify your own triggers. Together we will work together on ways to process and cope with what is causing distress and learn new ways of coping . I provide a safe, compassionate therapy space for you to be who you are.
I am a licensed Clinical social worker who specializes in the treatment of anxiety , depression , trauma, marital problems and stress management . I am a bilingual Spanish speaking therapist. I aim to support and guide you on a journey of self-exploration through greater understanding of your experiences to identify your own triggers. Together we will work together on ways to process and cope with what is causing distress and learn new ways of coping . I provide a safe, compassionate therapy space for you to be who you are.
(760) 387-8871 View (760) 387-8871
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Wade W. Poulson
Licensed Psychoanalyst, JD, RPS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92026  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, unmotivated, anxious, or depressed? My training and experience have helped me understand these concerns as invitations toward the discovery of meaning, purpose, and ultimately transformation of the problem if we are willing to engage with it. My practice is focused on understanding: the importance of "standing" under the weight of the problem (tension or trauma), to determine what it means. We will work together to actualize the power of your potential. The aim is to fulfill your destiny instead of resisting it.
Do you feel stuck, unmotivated, anxious, or depressed? My training and experience have helped me understand these concerns as invitations toward the discovery of meaning, purpose, and ultimately transformation of the problem if we are willing to engage with it. My practice is focused on understanding: the importance of "standing" under the weight of the problem (tension or trauma), to determine what it means. We will work together to actualize the power of your potential. The aim is to fulfill your destiny instead of resisting it.
(442) 219-8297 View (442) 219-8297
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Kere Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
Kere has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2016. Kere is also a Clinical Director of an Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Center. Kere is passionate about health and also enjoys spending her free time teaching fitness and dance classes. Growing up in Virginia, Kere was frustrated by the disconnect she saw between physical and mental health. Kere began to study and explore the role that exercise, movement and mental health therapy had on her overall health as well as those around her.
Kere has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2016. Kere is also a Clinical Director of an Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Center. Kere is passionate about health and also enjoys spending her free time teaching fitness and dance classes. Growing up in Virginia, Kere was frustrated by the disconnect she saw between physical and mental health. Kere began to study and explore the role that exercise, movement and mental health therapy had on her overall health as well as those around her.
(661) 762-5944 View (661) 762-5944
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Ann Merkel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92026
Hello, my name is Ann and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I received my master’s in Psychology from Brandman University in 2017. Although I am recently licensed, I have been working in the mental health field as a certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a Clinical Social Worker for many years. I have worked in numerous mental health settings including a psychiatric hospital, a crisis house, multiple residential and outpatient programs for addiction, as well as a methadone clinic and homeless shelter.
Hello, my name is Ann and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I received my master’s in Psychology from Brandman University in 2017. Although I am recently licensed, I have been working in the mental health field as a certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a Clinical Social Worker for many years. I have worked in numerous mental health settings including a psychiatric hospital, a crisis house, multiple residential and outpatient programs for addiction, as well as a methadone clinic and homeless shelter.
(559) 345-9491 View (559) 345-9491

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92026

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 92026 who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
77% Self Esteem
75% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
68% Life Transitions
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Cigna and Evernorth
87% Aetna
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92026 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92026?

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.