Therapists in 92049

Photo of Nikki Kanemaru-Klein, Psychologist in 92049, CA
Nikki Kanemaru-Klein
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
Are you having difficulty coping with life's changes, anxiety, depression, or managing stress? If so, then you are to be congratulated for taking the first step! While issues such as these and others can affect every aspect of your life including relationships, work, finances, mood, and self-esteem, helping others relieve stress and emotional difficulty is what I do. I can help provide you with more effective coping and life skills to help make your life more manageable and outlook more positive. Together, we will develop the most appropriate, well-rounded, uniquely personal psychological care plan.
Are you having difficulty coping with life's changes, anxiety, depression, or managing stress? If so, then you are to be congratulated for taking the first step! While issues such as these and others can affect every aspect of your life including relationships, work, finances, mood, and self-esteem, helping others relieve stress and emotional difficulty is what I do. I can help provide you with more effective coping and life skills to help make your life more manageable and outlook more positive. Together, we will develop the most appropriate, well-rounded, uniquely personal psychological care plan.
(442) 200-5189 View (442) 200-5189
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Jennifer Pudlo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
I love what I do and my greatest passion is helping couples, families, and individuals learn to communicate in a way that promotes healthy connection and healing in their relationships. When individuals, couples or families are hurting, it is sometimes difficult to navigate on their own and so that is where I can help; to guide you through those challenging and painful times. I also enjoy helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, body image and eating disorders, and any other obstacle that may be keeping one from growing and flourishing in their lives.
I love what I do and my greatest passion is helping couples, families, and individuals learn to communicate in a way that promotes healthy connection and healing in their relationships. When individuals, couples or families are hurting, it is sometimes difficult to navigate on their own and so that is where I can help; to guide you through those challenging and painful times. I also enjoy helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, body image and eating disorders, and any other obstacle that may be keeping one from growing and flourishing in their lives.
(760) 919-4305 View (760) 919-4305
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Soudabeh Rahmankhah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, M-RAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92049
There is an undeniable urge toward growth, wholeness and healing within each individual. The journey of healing and growth is unique process for every individual. My approach to psychotherapy is holistic, creative, and embodied within a framework of Jungian psychology. It is tailored to meet the unique needs of individual and build on existing strengths. I implement evidence based treatment modalities such as CBT, DBT, and ACT as well as creative approach. I tailor my approach for each client using a variety of tools including play therapy, sand tray, expressive art, active imagination and dream work.
There is an undeniable urge toward growth, wholeness and healing within each individual. The journey of healing and growth is unique process for every individual. My approach to psychotherapy is holistic, creative, and embodied within a framework of Jungian psychology. It is tailored to meet the unique needs of individual and build on existing strengths. I implement evidence based treatment modalities such as CBT, DBT, and ACT as well as creative approach. I tailor my approach for each client using a variety of tools including play therapy, sand tray, expressive art, active imagination and dream work.
(760) 858-3386 View (760) 858-3386
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Karisa Kloscak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, SEP, RYT-200, EAP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92049
Waitlist for new clients
Karisa Kloscak is a Licensed Professional Counselor in AZ and CA as well as a Yoga Teacher and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist specializing in trauma and crisis resolution models. She started her career in community mental health working with the Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) population. She has since grown to work with all levels of mental health. Feeling comfortable with your therapist is crucial to the healing process and Karisa believes in an individual’s ability to heal themselves with guidance. Her goal is to support clients by providing a safe, nurturing, and challenging atmosphere to grow toward positive change.
Karisa Kloscak is a Licensed Professional Counselor in AZ and CA as well as a Yoga Teacher and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist specializing in trauma and crisis resolution models. She started her career in community mental health working with the Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) population. She has since grown to work with all levels of mental health. Feeling comfortable with your therapist is crucial to the healing process and Karisa believes in an individual’s ability to heal themselves with guidance. Her goal is to support clients by providing a safe, nurturing, and challenging atmosphere to grow toward positive change.
(480) 999-3814 View (480) 999-3814
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Behavioral Healthcare Partners
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049
At Behavioral Healthcare Partners, our goal is to promote behavioral health and wellness to achieve life's potential and fulfillment within the individual, family, and community. Dr. Vincent Castro and Dr. Denise Gonzales, both Licensed Psychologists, have 43 years combined experience in providing therapeutic services on concerns related to child/adolescent behavioral problems, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, coping with medical concerns, family discord, parenting, couples therapy, military/law enforcement concerns, personal growth/wellness, stress/anger management, trauma, and work/career issues. BHP services also include assessment and evaluation, short-term solution focused interventions, consultations, and psychological testing.
At Behavioral Healthcare Partners, our goal is to promote behavioral health and wellness to achieve life's potential and fulfillment within the individual, family, and community. Dr. Vincent Castro and Dr. Denise Gonzales, both Licensed Psychologists, have 43 years combined experience in providing therapeutic services on concerns related to child/adolescent behavioral problems, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, coping with medical concerns, family discord, parenting, couples therapy, military/law enforcement concerns, personal growth/wellness, stress/anger management, trauma, and work/career issues. BHP services also include assessment and evaluation, short-term solution focused interventions, consultations, and psychological testing.
(760) 684-8835 View (760) 684-8835
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Reproductive Mental Health and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Teletherapy offered throughout California! Are you struggling with the emotional toll caused by pregnancy loss/miscarriage or infertility? Perhaps you are pregnant or a new parent coping with depression or anxiety. Did you have a difficult or traumatic birth, or were separated from your baby with a NICU stay?
Teletherapy offered throughout California! Are you struggling with the emotional toll caused by pregnancy loss/miscarriage or infertility? Perhaps you are pregnant or a new parent coping with depression or anxiety. Did you have a difficult or traumatic birth, or were separated from your baby with a NICU stay?
(858) 346-5252 View (858) 346-5252
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Correna Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049
Welcome! If you are looking through these sites, it means that you or a family member could use some support. I work with teens, adults, and families. My experience consists of supporting adolescents, adults and their families, in the school, home and managed health care setting. I have helped teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma develop strategies for managing symptoms. I have supported students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and provided trainings for teachers and families to support children and teens in the school, home, and community settings. I am trauma informed and EMDR trained.
Welcome! If you are looking through these sites, it means that you or a family member could use some support. I work with teens, adults, and families. My experience consists of supporting adolescents, adults and their families, in the school, home and managed health care setting. I have helped teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma develop strategies for managing symptoms. I have supported students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and provided trainings for teachers and families to support children and teens in the school, home, and community settings. I am trauma informed and EMDR trained.
(925) 854-4255 View (925) 854-4255
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Heather Burns @ Grow Through Life Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92049
Hello! Are you or a loved one experiencing loss, grief or a major life transition? If so, I would be happy to help! I provide therapy for all ages and love working with children, teens, individual adults, couples, & families. I have a background in helping clients working through anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, and major life transitions. I am compassionate and understand it takes courage to seek therapy. I create a safe space for clients to navigate challenges and build a sense of autonomy. No matter what challenges you may be facing, I would be honored to walk alongside you through it.
Hello! Are you or a loved one experiencing loss, grief or a major life transition? If so, I would be happy to help! I provide therapy for all ages and love working with children, teens, individual adults, couples, & families. I have a background in helping clients working through anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, and major life transitions. I am compassionate and understand it takes courage to seek therapy. I create a safe space for clients to navigate challenges and build a sense of autonomy. No matter what challenges you may be facing, I would be honored to walk alongside you through it.
(442) 249-7932 View (442) 249-7932
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Whitney O'Malley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to support my clients through life's greatest challenges, providing new insight, skills and emotional tools to help them make choices they're proud of and live more authentically. I provide a non-judgmental and accepting environment for individual adults and teens to increase self-awareness and find new strategies to cope with difficult emotions. I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, low self-esteem, stress management and anger management. I help people through professional challenges, trauma, loss, substance abuse, and feelings of inadequacy or stagnation.
My goal is to support my clients through life's greatest challenges, providing new insight, skills and emotional tools to help them make choices they're proud of and live more authentically. I provide a non-judgmental and accepting environment for individual adults and teens to increase self-awareness and find new strategies to cope with difficult emotions. I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, low self-esteem, stress management and anger management. I help people through professional challenges, trauma, loss, substance abuse, and feelings of inadequacy or stagnation.
(424) 396-1378 View (424) 396-1378
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Harry Lesgold
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049
I firmly believe there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. The therapeutic process is unique and different for each individual and couple. I do, however, have the same goal for each one of my clients and that is to help you and your partner become the best version of yourselves. Therapy is about making changes, but it’s not about c
I firmly believe there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. The therapeutic process is unique and different for each individual and couple. I do, however, have the same goal for each one of my clients and that is to help you and your partner become the best version of yourselves. Therapy is about making changes, but it’s not about c
(619) 701-6305 View (619) 701-6305
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Remarkable Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049
I am a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) associate clinical social worker who is passionate about working with veterans, active duty, their families and individuals of various backgrounds within our communities. I provide ethical and professional clinical services in a safe and non-judgmental space. In collaboration with each individual client,
I am a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) associate clinical social worker who is passionate about working with veterans, active duty, their families and individuals of various backgrounds within our communities. I provide ethical and professional clinical services in a safe and non-judgmental space. In collaboration with each individual client,
(619) 374-0786 View (619) 374-0786
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Lauren N. Witbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
You are on the right path, in the right direction towards taking control of your health and well being. I am proud of you. With my skills and your contribution, we can continue to walk towards your future to find happiness and healing.
You are on the right path, in the right direction towards taking control of your health and well being. I am proud of you. With my skills and your contribution, we can continue to walk towards your future to find happiness and healing.
(760) 331-2394 View (760) 331-2394
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Samantha Lankford Houda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients. Welcome to CORE Purpose Therapy. CORE stands for Courage, Optimism, Resilience & Empowerment. The therapeutic experience is a journey and starts by building a foundation of trust allowing you to feel safe to begin processing and healing. By seeking therapy, you will be tapping into your inner strengths, developing your potential and strengthening resilience. Whether you are struggling with phase of life challenges, relationship issues, health challenges, dealing with stress or anxiety, looking to heal from past trauma, or coping with grief and loss, I will help you to explore a resolution.
Accepting NEW clients. Welcome to CORE Purpose Therapy. CORE stands for Courage, Optimism, Resilience & Empowerment. The therapeutic experience is a journey and starts by building a foundation of trust allowing you to feel safe to begin processing and healing. By seeking therapy, you will be tapping into your inner strengths, developing your potential and strengthening resilience. Whether you are struggling with phase of life challenges, relationship issues, health challenges, dealing with stress or anxiety, looking to heal from past trauma, or coping with grief and loss, I will help you to explore a resolution.
(760) 257-2145 View (760) 257-2145
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Miranda Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, I’m glad you are here! It takes courage, valor, and strength to seek support. We all need support, encouragement, and compassion to navigate through life’s journey. There are some days that it takes everything in oneself to get up and face the challenge of the day. When you are experiencing a crisis, a trauma, abuse, anxiety, stress, or depression; just being alive, breathing, and getting through daily tasks is a victory. I firmly believe in meeting you where you are in this moment without judgement, demands, or minimizing your pain, feelings or situation.
Welcome, I’m glad you are here! It takes courage, valor, and strength to seek support. We all need support, encouragement, and compassion to navigate through life’s journey. There are some days that it takes everything in oneself to get up and face the challenge of the day. When you are experiencing a crisis, a trauma, abuse, anxiety, stress, or depression; just being alive, breathing, and getting through daily tasks is a victory. I firmly believe in meeting you where you are in this moment without judgement, demands, or minimizing your pain, feelings or situation.
(760) 509-2360 View (760) 509-2360
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Jacqui Boles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BC-TMH, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
***Not currently accepting new clients*** "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, confronting a cancer diagnosis or facing new challenges associated with aging and your sexual identity or relationships, I provide a nonjudgemental space to find tools to cope. Video counseling gives us the opportunity for me to join you on your couch, which can create more comfort and ease in forming a trusting therapeutic relationship.
***Not currently accepting new clients*** "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, confronting a cancer diagnosis or facing new challenges associated with aging and your sexual identity or relationships, I provide a nonjudgemental space to find tools to cope. Video counseling gives us the opportunity for me to join you on your couch, which can create more comfort and ease in forming a trusting therapeutic relationship.
(760) 548-4085 View (760) 548-4085
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Janet K Bastien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
My passion as a therapist is to help individuals, parents, and children explore their challenges, from either the present or past. When clients are self-motivated to apply methods and skills whether for themselves or their family, positive transformation will happen! If you want to learn positive parenting skills, teach children the value of self-esteem, or identify behaviors and maladapted attachments, all of this is talk-able and worthy of investing your time and energy. I am here to listen and help dissolve trauma from childhood or social-emotional experiences in order to regain a healthy and happy life!
My passion as a therapist is to help individuals, parents, and children explore their challenges, from either the present or past. When clients are self-motivated to apply methods and skills whether for themselves or their family, positive transformation will happen! If you want to learn positive parenting skills, teach children the value of self-esteem, or identify behaviors and maladapted attachments, all of this is talk-able and worthy of investing your time and energy. I am here to listen and help dissolve trauma from childhood or social-emotional experiences in order to regain a healthy and happy life!
(858) 537-4488 View (858) 537-4488
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Emily A Limas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Unfortunately, I am not accepting new clients at this time. Throughout our lives, we all encounter many defining moments that have lasting imprints on who we are and who we become. Although this is a universal lived experience, not everyone has social support or a plan for how to navigate this process. Therapy is an effective method of providing additional support to help these life transitions seem less daunting and more doable. Emily is committed to working alongside clients to understand their lived experiences, while improving quality of life.
Unfortunately, I am not accepting new clients at this time. Throughout our lives, we all encounter many defining moments that have lasting imprints on who we are and who we become. Although this is a universal lived experience, not everyone has social support or a plan for how to navigate this process. Therapy is an effective method of providing additional support to help these life transitions seem less daunting and more doable. Emily is committed to working alongside clients to understand their lived experiences, while improving quality of life.
(442) 245-3817 View (442) 245-3817
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Crystal Rea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
Are you, your partner, or your child experiencing feelings of anxiety or sadness? Are you having a hard time coping with a recent transition or loss? If so, I am here to help you on your journey towards growth and healing. I believe that when someone is going through a difficult time, it may also impact important relationships around them. For that reason, my practice not only sees individual clients, but also includes seeing families and couples. I provide a combination of strength-based, experiential, and cognitive behavioral therapies that I adapt to meet the individual needs of you and your family.
Are you, your partner, or your child experiencing feelings of anxiety or sadness? Are you having a hard time coping with a recent transition or loss? If so, I am here to help you on your journey towards growth and healing. I believe that when someone is going through a difficult time, it may also impact important relationships around them. For that reason, my practice not only sees individual clients, but also includes seeing families and couples. I provide a combination of strength-based, experiential, and cognitive behavioral therapies that I adapt to meet the individual needs of you and your family.
(619) 350-4417 View (619) 350-4417
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Bridges Therapy Group of CA
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Oceanside, CA 92049  (Online Only)
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we understand that life’s challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or simply seeking personal growth, our dedicated team of over 50 experienced and compassionate mental health professionals is here to guide and support you on your path toward healing and happiness. Our practice uses a fully virtual model to offer affordable, accessible and effective mental health care for individuals across the state of California.
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we understand that life’s challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or simply seeking personal growth, our dedicated team of over 50 experienced and compassionate mental health professionals is here to guide and support you on your path toward healing and happiness. Our practice uses a fully virtual model to offer affordable, accessible and effective mental health care for individuals across the state of California.
(858) 943-2312 View (858) 943-2312
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Sarah Herring
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oceanside, CA 92049
Do you ever feel like you are repeating the same viscous cycle in your relationship? Do you and your partner feel like you find yourselves arguing over the same issues? Do you feel disconnected from your partner and even at times feel like you do not matter to them? You are not alone. Couples can create rigid patterns that can develop into a blame/withdraw cycle that creates negative emotions that each individual absorbs. The cycle continues to repeat itself in different context (i.e. household duties, parenting responsibilities, intimacy) and then creates an unsafe emotional connection which can feel isolating.
Do you ever feel like you are repeating the same viscous cycle in your relationship? Do you and your partner feel like you find yourselves arguing over the same issues? Do you feel disconnected from your partner and even at times feel like you do not matter to them? You are not alone. Couples can create rigid patterns that can develop into a blame/withdraw cycle that creates negative emotions that each individual absorbs. The cycle continues to repeat itself in different context (i.e. household duties, parenting responsibilities, intimacy) and then creates an unsafe emotional connection which can feel isolating.
(442) 239-6234 View (442) 239-6234

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Number of Therapists in 92049

30+

Average cost per session

$167

Therapists in 92049 who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
73% Depression
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
63% Trauma and PTSD
60% Divorce

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92049 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92049?

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.