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Jaclyn Schwartz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029  (Online Only)
Jaclyn Schwartz, MA, holds a license in marriage and family therapy (LFMT) through the California Board of Behavioral Health. She has been working with individuals and couples for the past 14 years in person and through telehealth, and currently works over zoom in order to see people from all over California. If you are a couple or individual looking for support before taking the next step in a commitment (premarital counseling), looking to heal yourself or relationship after betrayal (infidelity), or suffering from an addiction (chemical or sexual) I can help. Addiction and betrayal causes trauma that is real and treatable.
Jaclyn Schwartz, MA, holds a license in marriage and family therapy (LFMT) through the California Board of Behavioral Health. She has been working with individuals and couples for the past 14 years in person and through telehealth, and currently works over zoom in order to see people from all over California. If you are a couple or individual looking for support before taking the next step in a commitment (premarital counseling), looking to heal yourself or relationship after betrayal (infidelity), or suffering from an addiction (chemical or sexual) I can help. Addiction and betrayal causes trauma that is real and treatable.
(442) 233-8655 View (442) 233-8655
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Amy Balete
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92029  (Online Only)
Hello high achiever, nothing has stood in the way of reaching your goals. Yet here you are feeling lost, uncertain of which direction to go. Somewhere along the road of success, you made some bad decisions, began to sacrifice your dreams and traded your confidence for shame. Everyone’s needs come first; job, husband, kids and you are last on the list. You feel exhausted, burned out and the self doubt has become a deep well that feels inescapable. And that’s painful. You’re in a moment to make a big change, you feel the weight of it, and it’s scary. Finding courage to move feels hard and you just want some guidance.
Hello high achiever, nothing has stood in the way of reaching your goals. Yet here you are feeling lost, uncertain of which direction to go. Somewhere along the road of success, you made some bad decisions, began to sacrifice your dreams and traded your confidence for shame. Everyone’s needs come first; job, husband, kids and you are last on the list. You feel exhausted, burned out and the self doubt has become a deep well that feels inescapable. And that’s painful. You’re in a moment to make a big change, you feel the weight of it, and it’s scary. Finding courage to move feels hard and you just want some guidance.
(760) 615-3795 View (760) 615-3795
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Kate Siner
Counselor, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92029
We all benefit from a place where we can go to get wisdom, guidance, and support for our transformation, a place that nourishes and nurtures our soul and spirit. There are times in our lives when this becomes an imperative, when we are looking to breakthrough a major block or navigate an intensive period of transformation and want to dive deep beyond what we access in our everyday. Other times we are simply inspired by some inner calling to reach towards something more. Learning how to engage in this courageous work is the key to creating what we want and loving what we have. This is what I offer.
We all benefit from a place where we can go to get wisdom, guidance, and support for our transformation, a place that nourishes and nurtures our soul and spirit. There are times in our lives when this becomes an imperative, when we are looking to breakthrough a major block or navigate an intensive period of transformation and want to dive deep beyond what we access in our everyday. Other times we are simply inspired by some inner calling to reach towards something more. Learning how to engage in this courageous work is the key to creating what we want and loving what we have. This is what I offer.
(858) 630-6942 View (858) 630-6942
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HGR Inpatient Drug Rehabs San Diego near Escondido
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC ll
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
Inpatient drug rehabs San Diego and drug rehabs Escondido, California helps individuals suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Our Inpatient, outpatient, IOP drug and addiction treatment centers in San Diego accept most health insurances. Finding the best drug rehabs in San Diego can be difficult. We services many of the surrounding areas in California. If you or a loved suffer from addiction issues long-term recovery is possible. Most addiction comes with co-occurring disorders. Left untreated drastically increases the chances for relapse. We provide relapse prevention techniques. Call our drug and alcohol addiction centers.
Inpatient drug rehabs San Diego and drug rehabs Escondido, California helps individuals suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Our Inpatient, outpatient, IOP drug and addiction treatment centers in San Diego accept most health insurances. Finding the best drug rehabs in San Diego can be difficult. We services many of the surrounding areas in California. If you or a loved suffer from addiction issues long-term recovery is possible. Most addiction comes with co-occurring disorders. Left untreated drastically increases the chances for relapse. We provide relapse prevention techniques. Call our drug and alcohol addiction centers.
(619) 383-1983 View (619) 383-1983
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Shellee Pollard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
I have been a licensed clinician since 1997. I have lots of experience with others’ crises and trauma as I have had my own and was helped so graciously in the 1980s by a wonderful L.C.S.W. who worked for Kaiser. I was so grateful for her approach and kindness and ability to help me through my difficulties at the time. I went right to Cal State Long Beach to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in social work a BSW completed in 1990 and then onto graduate school to obtain an MSW in 1993. My approach is similar to my therapist’s one that helped me.
I have been a licensed clinician since 1997. I have lots of experience with others’ crises and trauma as I have had my own and was helped so graciously in the 1980s by a wonderful L.C.S.W. who worked for Kaiser. I was so grateful for her approach and kindness and ability to help me through my difficulties at the time. I went right to Cal State Long Beach to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in social work a BSW completed in 1990 and then onto graduate school to obtain an MSW in 1993. My approach is similar to my therapist’s one that helped me.
(559) 206-1601 View (559) 206-1601
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Michelle Barrett
MEd
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
My passion and purpose in this line of work is to educate and equip to safeguard the pure vibrancy of what childhood should be. To not get snagged in the online world. To not feel lost or misunderstood at school. To assist parents who have lost their ability to respond effectively to the challenges that now confront them. Sometimes, often times we are harboring a lot of our own unhealed pain that is now standing in the way of our best interests and the best interests of our children. To provide a safe place to share doubts and worry to regroup in a peaceful setting no matter what point of the lifespan or healing you are on.
My passion and purpose in this line of work is to educate and equip to safeguard the pure vibrancy of what childhood should be. To not get snagged in the online world. To not feel lost or misunderstood at school. To assist parents who have lost their ability to respond effectively to the challenges that now confront them. Sometimes, often times we are harboring a lot of our own unhealed pain that is now standing in the way of our best interests and the best interests of our children. To provide a safe place to share doubts and worry to regroup in a peaceful setting no matter what point of the lifespan or healing you are on.
(858) 834-1477 View (858) 834-1477
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Alcohol Detox San Diego | Drug Rehabs San Diego
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, RADT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92029
Best alcohol detox San Diego and drug rehabs San Diego near me Escondido, California providing inpatient, intensive outpatient and alcohol and drug detox centers. When seeking drug rehabs La Jolla substance abuse rehabilitation centers it's critical to find evidence based addiction treatment. The detoxification process and continues in inpatient residential and IOP treatments. A large amount of people that need addiction treatment medical care around drug rehabs San Diego. We teach relapse prevention and include the 12-steps at all of our facilities. We at Harmony Grover Recovery drug rehabs Escondido can help you today.
Best alcohol detox San Diego and drug rehabs San Diego near me Escondido, California providing inpatient, intensive outpatient and alcohol and drug detox centers. When seeking drug rehabs La Jolla substance abuse rehabilitation centers it's critical to find evidence based addiction treatment. The detoxification process and continues in inpatient residential and IOP treatments. A large amount of people that need addiction treatment medical care around drug rehabs San Diego. We teach relapse prevention and include the 12-steps at all of our facilities. We at Harmony Grover Recovery drug rehabs Escondido can help you today.
(442) 233-3478 View (442) 233-3478
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Rafael James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
I'm licensed in New York, California, and Florida and have over the 30 years of experience in the field of social work and mental health. My private practice is based on three principles which are building rapport, trust, and chemistry. Together we identify cognitive distortions and maladaptive behaviors and employ behavioral strategies to achieve the goal of greater peace of mind. I have a solution based approach to help you feel better and make progress in your personal journey. We will work on building a trusting environment and a safe place where you can share your story. I look forward to working with you to improve your life.
I'm licensed in New York, California, and Florida and have over the 30 years of experience in the field of social work and mental health. My private practice is based on three principles which are building rapport, trust, and chemistry. Together we identify cognitive distortions and maladaptive behaviors and employ behavioral strategies to achieve the goal of greater peace of mind. I have a solution based approach to help you feel better and make progress in your personal journey. We will work on building a trusting environment and a safe place where you can share your story. I look forward to working with you to improve your life.
(561) 903-2950 View (561) 903-2950
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Victoria Steese
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
Dr. Steese is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She obtained her license in 2013 when she completed her goal of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist after a mid-life career change. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospice, a social skills training program for children with autism, and sober transitional living environments for homeless veterans. She has conducted equine assisted therapy with veterans by using rescued horses. She also assisted in research at UCSD where individuals with schizophrenia or dementia were enrolled in clinical research trials.
Dr. Steese is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She obtained her license in 2013 when she completed her goal of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist after a mid-life career change. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospice, a social skills training program for children with autism, and sober transitional living environments for homeless veterans. She has conducted equine assisted therapy with veterans by using rescued horses. She also assisted in research at UCSD where individuals with schizophrenia or dementia were enrolled in clinical research trials.
(760) 280-6401 View (760) 280-6401
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Jennifer Wang-Hall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92029
Eating disorders are painful illnesses that are influenced by many factors. Your emotional experiences as well as your relationships and history may be creating struggles with food and body. Eating disorders can be lonely but you do not have to face this alone. Your healing is valuable and therapy is a great place to start so that you can carry your power into your life and the world. I have treated eating disorders for over 10 years and am passionate about guiding others whether in making larger changes or in equally valid harm reduction. - Please note, I do not take any insurance at this time. I can provide a monthly superbill.
Eating disorders are painful illnesses that are influenced by many factors. Your emotional experiences as well as your relationships and history may be creating struggles with food and body. Eating disorders can be lonely but you do not have to face this alone. Your healing is valuable and therapy is a great place to start so that you can carry your power into your life and the world. I have treated eating disorders for over 10 years and am passionate about guiding others whether in making larger changes or in equally valid harm reduction. - Please note, I do not take any insurance at this time. I can provide a monthly superbill.
(442) 264-0922 View (442) 264-0922
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Emily Wu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
Dr. Emily Wu is a clinical psychologist, who has been practicing since 2008. She graduated from Alliant International University with a Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology, and later obtained Geriatric Training Certificate. She spent many years working with Geriatric population with evidence-based programs and successfully helping many homebound individuals becoming more self-sufficient. Dr. Wu believes in Eclectic Approach.
Dr. Emily Wu is a clinical psychologist, who has been practicing since 2008. She graduated from Alliant International University with a Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology, and later obtained Geriatric Training Certificate. She spent many years working with Geriatric population with evidence-based programs and successfully helping many homebound individuals becoming more self-sufficient. Dr. Wu believes in Eclectic Approach.
(760) 374-8832 View (760) 374-8832
Pamela Sachs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
Pamela Sachs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her MSW degree in 1984 from Boston University, and was licensed in the state of California in 1987. Pamela's career in San Diego County includes working with children, adults and couples in a variety of treatment settings. Having developed integrated behavioral health programs, she was motivated to evolve her practice into a holistic treatment approach, partnering with her clients to move toward emotional, physical and spiritual wellness.
Pamela Sachs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her MSW degree in 1984 from Boston University, and was licensed in the state of California in 1987. Pamela's career in San Diego County includes working with children, adults and couples in a variety of treatment settings. Having developed integrated behavioral health programs, she was motivated to evolve her practice into a holistic treatment approach, partnering with her clients to move toward emotional, physical and spiritual wellness.
(760) 821-8157 View (760) 821-8157
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Amira Gregory- Expansive Therapy
Counselor, ACSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
As a Black, queer clinician, I have witnessed the mental health challenges that can arise while existing in environments that do not affirm our identities. My practice is dedicated to uplifting the lives and experiences of historically marginalized communities, including Black and Indigenous People of Color and the LGBTQ+ community. My aim is to promote resilience, empowerment, and authenticity by cultivating an affirmative therapeutic relationship. We will utilize tools to help you gain insight into your life and relationships, and deepen your capacity to be present with distressing emotions.
As a Black, queer clinician, I have witnessed the mental health challenges that can arise while existing in environments that do not affirm our identities. My practice is dedicated to uplifting the lives and experiences of historically marginalized communities, including Black and Indigenous People of Color and the LGBTQ+ community. My aim is to promote resilience, empowerment, and authenticity by cultivating an affirmative therapeutic relationship. We will utilize tools to help you gain insight into your life and relationships, and deepen your capacity to be present with distressing emotions.
(213) 632-3539 View (213) 632-3539
Robyn Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
Robyn Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who provides psychotherapy to those who are suffering from mental, familial, social, and/or medical issues. She earned her undergraduate bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Then, continued on to earn her Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health from USC as well. Robyn works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life.
Robyn Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who provides psychotherapy to those who are suffering from mental, familial, social, and/or medical issues. She earned her undergraduate bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Then, continued on to earn her Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health from USC as well. Robyn works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life.
(760) 387-8952 View (760) 387-8952
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Tanya Dorocak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
Tanya Dorocak is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2006. Tanya works with individuals, children and families who wish to improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand her clients holistically, including their backgrounds and strengths they already possess, to provide an individualized approach to well-being. Tanya believes that our emotional connections in our interpersonal relationships is one of the most important aspects of our mental health, and she will strive to establish a strong alliance with her clients to create lasting changes.
Tanya Dorocak is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2006. Tanya works with individuals, children and families who wish to improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand her clients holistically, including their backgrounds and strengths they already possess, to provide an individualized approach to well-being. Tanya believes that our emotional connections in our interpersonal relationships is one of the most important aspects of our mental health, and she will strive to establish a strong alliance with her clients to create lasting changes.
(760) 463-9511 View (760) 463-9511
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Garett Weinstein - Expansive Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, AMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
I believe in the transformative power of genuine connection, acknowledging the unique intersections of each person's journey and creating an affirming environment where diverse identities are celebrated.
I believe in the transformative power of genuine connection, acknowledging the unique intersections of each person's journey and creating an affirming environment where diverse identities are celebrated.
(213) 463-8190 View (213) 463-8190
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Kelly Swain
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
Dr. Kelly Swain earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. She has more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics and families. Dr. Swain utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach in her treatment. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practice, outpatient clinics and crisis house facilities. Dr. Swain's experience has focused on fertility, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and grief and loss.
Dr. Kelly Swain earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. She has more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics and families. Dr. Swain utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach in her treatment. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practice, outpatient clinics and crisis house facilities. Dr. Swain's experience has focused on fertility, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and grief and loss.
(760) 239-0621 View (760) 239-0621
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Jenna Wheaton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029  (Online Only)
I work with adults (age 18+) residing in California. I enjoy working with a wide range of human beings, and I recognize the attempt to find our place in the world, especially amidst pain, trauma, and confusion, comes in many different shapes and forms. I am open and enthusiastic about working with a wide variety of folk, and you might be particularly interested in working with me if you are interested in connecting more with yourself. I also have specialized experience working with eating disorders, addictions, grief and loss, traumas, life transitions, spiritual seekers, and artists.
I work with adults (age 18+) residing in California. I enjoy working with a wide range of human beings, and I recognize the attempt to find our place in the world, especially amidst pain, trauma, and confusion, comes in many different shapes and forms. I am open and enthusiastic about working with a wide variety of folk, and you might be particularly interested in working with me if you are interested in connecting more with yourself. I also have specialized experience working with eating disorders, addictions, grief and loss, traumas, life transitions, spiritual seekers, and artists.
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Nicole Mevs-Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92029  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed with managing your life? Are you trying to navigate who you want to be or vs who others want you to be? I offer a safe and affirming space for you to explore what is troubling you. I can help you make positive changes. There are ways to find satisfaction and happiness again. If you struggle with issues related to Anxiety, ADHD/ASD, Sexuality or Gender, I can help you find balance in your life. I want to help you be comfortable with who you are. I offer non-judgmental therapy online via secure Telehealth.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with managing your life? Are you trying to navigate who you want to be or vs who others want you to be? I offer a safe and affirming space for you to explore what is troubling you. I can help you make positive changes. There are ways to find satisfaction and happiness again. If you struggle with issues related to Anxiety, ADHD/ASD, Sexuality or Gender, I can help you find balance in your life. I want to help you be comfortable with who you are. I offer non-judgmental therapy online via secure Telehealth.
(951) 425-4567 View (951) 425-4567
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Angel Chou
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
As a dedicated and compassionate trauma therapist, my professional journey has been fueled by an unwavering commitment to healing and empowering individuals from early childhood adversity. My passion stems from understanding of how trauma, early childhood adversity, losses, and life transitions can have enduring impact on one’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I strive to create a safe space to extend empathy and unconditional regards to individuals and collaborate with parents to prevent generational trauma.
As a dedicated and compassionate trauma therapist, my professional journey has been fueled by an unwavering commitment to healing and empowering individuals from early childhood adversity. My passion stems from understanding of how trauma, early childhood adversity, losses, and life transitions can have enduring impact on one’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I strive to create a safe space to extend empathy and unconditional regards to individuals and collaborate with parents to prevent generational trauma.
(858) 758-7487 View (858) 758-7487

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92029

20+

Average cost per session

$197

Therapists in 92029 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
65% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
55% Grief
55% Life Transitions
50% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Cigna and Evernorth
92% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
92% Optum

How Therapists in 92029 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
10% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92029?

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.