Therapists in 92069

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Paula Mierzejewski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Hello. My name is Paula Mierzejewski, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I see children, adolescents and adults up to the age of 65. My specialties are anxiety and depression. I started my practice later in life and believe my life's experiene makes me a better therapist. I used to work in a law firm and developed severe migraines and knew I needed to move onto a new career. So at 57, I started my journey in graduate school and finished when I was 60. What drives me to do this work is that I know how debilitating anxiety and depression are.
Hello. My name is Paula Mierzejewski, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I see children, adolescents and adults up to the age of 65. My specialties are anxiety and depression. I started my practice later in life and believe my life's experiene makes me a better therapist. I used to work in a law firm and developed severe migraines and knew I needed to move onto a new career. So at 57, I started my journey in graduate school and finished when I was 60. What drives me to do this work is that I know how debilitating anxiety and depression are.
(760) 527-2966 View (760) 527-2966
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Ellen Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Ellen Griffin treats patients starting at 12 years old. Ellen Griffin, LMFT, holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In her 20 years of experience with individuals, groups, and families, Ellen employs cognitive behavioral techniques and the principles of positive psychology. Ellen has obtained additional training in relaxation techniques, trauma and EMDR. Anxiety, depression, life transitions, and couples issues are her areas of expertise. It is Ellen's belief that the well-being of each individual includes not only freedom from emotional pain, but also the presence of positive states.
Ellen Griffin treats patients starting at 12 years old. Ellen Griffin, LMFT, holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In her 20 years of experience with individuals, groups, and families, Ellen employs cognitive behavioral techniques and the principles of positive psychology. Ellen has obtained additional training in relaxation techniques, trauma and EMDR. Anxiety, depression, life transitions, and couples issues are her areas of expertise. It is Ellen's belief that the well-being of each individual includes not only freedom from emotional pain, but also the presence of positive states.
(760) 991-3626 View (760) 991-3626
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Veronica Alzaga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Marcos, CA 92069
When we are going through a life-challenging experience, we may feel overwhelmed, alone, misunderstood, confused, or simply unsure of what to do. However, with the right support, we be can be empowered to better handle difficult situations. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, problems in a relationship, a mental health disorder, family conflict, or any other tough personal event, know that there is hope. I use proven techniques in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help create change toward reaching your therapy goals in a safe and confidential environment.
When we are going through a life-challenging experience, we may feel overwhelmed, alone, misunderstood, confused, or simply unsure of what to do. However, with the right support, we be can be empowered to better handle difficult situations. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, problems in a relationship, a mental health disorder, family conflict, or any other tough personal event, know that there is hope. I use proven techniques in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help create change toward reaching your therapy goals in a safe and confidential environment.
(760) 891-4270 View (760) 891-4270
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Consuelo Woodland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Consuelo Woodland is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is bilingual in English/Spanish who has worked in the mental field with children, youth, adults, couples, families for more than 20 years. My passion to help others, personal experience, professional training has been a powerful tool supporting clients in reaching goals and enabling them to improve the quality of their lives, gain purpose and feel fulfilled. Consuelo's treatment approach is to focus in assisting clients to develop self-awareness, improve self-esteem, dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, attachment and relationship issues.
Consuelo Woodland is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is bilingual in English/Spanish who has worked in the mental field with children, youth, adults, couples, families for more than 20 years. My passion to help others, personal experience, professional training has been a powerful tool supporting clients in reaching goals and enabling them to improve the quality of their lives, gain purpose and feel fulfilled. Consuelo's treatment approach is to focus in assisting clients to develop self-awareness, improve self-esteem, dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, attachment and relationship issues.
(760) 253-8192 View (760) 253-8192
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Sam Brumit Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
I am currently accepting new clients! If you need counseling, coaching, or support as you address your relationships, I would love the opportunity to help you understand where you are at and assist you in getting where you want to go. I have been counseling individuals and couples for many years and take mulitple insurance companies as listed. I would enjoy meeting and working with you!
I am currently accepting new clients! If you need counseling, coaching, or support as you address your relationships, I would love the opportunity to help you understand where you are at and assist you in getting where you want to go. I have been counseling individuals and couples for many years and take mulitple insurance companies as listed. I would enjoy meeting and working with you!
(760) 354-8691 View (760) 354-8691
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Rachael Hatton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my goal is to provide the most effective treatment for individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hoarding, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling), and Excoriation (Dermatillomania - Skin Picking). I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically Exposure & Response Prevention to help those suffering with OCD, Hoarding, BDD, and Habit Reversal Therapy to help those with pulling, picking, and Tics, as these evidence based treatments have proven to be the most effective. I believe with the right tools and support, people can learn to address these struggles and thrive.
As a therapist, my goal is to provide the most effective treatment for individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hoarding, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling), and Excoriation (Dermatillomania - Skin Picking). I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically Exposure & Response Prevention to help those suffering with OCD, Hoarding, BDD, and Habit Reversal Therapy to help those with pulling, picking, and Tics, as these evidence based treatments have proven to be the most effective. I believe with the right tools and support, people can learn to address these struggles and thrive.
(858) 703-7620 View (858) 703-7620
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Hope for Healers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069  (Online Only)
I have successfully coached healthcare workers through burn out by creating space for healing through acknowledgement and release of the stress and trauma stored in their body. Letting go of these negative experiences, strengthens their connection to others and brings clarity to their passion and purpose. I have also led trainings on topics such as emotion regulation, conflict resolution and effective communication. I created and led various support groups and trainings related to grief, chronic pain, imposter syndrome and burnout.
I have successfully coached healthcare workers through burn out by creating space for healing through acknowledgement and release of the stress and trauma stored in their body. Letting go of these negative experiences, strengthens their connection to others and brings clarity to their passion and purpose. I have also led trainings on topics such as emotion regulation, conflict resolution and effective communication. I created and led various support groups and trainings related to grief, chronic pain, imposter syndrome and burnout.
(442) 201-3787 View (442) 201-3787
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Brandon Reed
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Hello, I am Dr. Brandon Reed, a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. My expertise lies in the research and treatment of adults who suffer from emotion dysregulation, addiction, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. My psychotherapy approach is evidence-based, with a primary focus on improving relationships and enhancing motivation for positive change. In therapy, my approach is first to gain a complete understanding of who you are, the challenges you are facing, and the impact of your relationships on your life.
Hello, I am Dr. Brandon Reed, a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. My expertise lies in the research and treatment of adults who suffer from emotion dysregulation, addiction, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. My psychotherapy approach is evidence-based, with a primary focus on improving relationships and enhancing motivation for positive change. In therapy, my approach is first to gain a complete understanding of who you are, the challenges you are facing, and the impact of your relationships on your life.
(760) 512-8626 View (760) 512-8626
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Eric David
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Eric David is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He graduated with a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern California Seminary. Throughout his career so far, he has specialized in working with substance use, trauma, depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia/schizoaffective, and borderline in a variety of demographics 18 and older. He has experience in group-settings and individuals with DBT, focusing on mindfulness, effective interpersonal communication skills, and emotional regulation, in addition to solution-focused and CBT therapies.
Eric David is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He graduated with a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern California Seminary. Throughout his career so far, he has specialized in working with substance use, trauma, depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia/schizoaffective, and borderline in a variety of demographics 18 and older. He has experience in group-settings and individuals with DBT, focusing on mindfulness, effective interpersonal communication skills, and emotional regulation, in addition to solution-focused and CBT therapies.
(760) 374-3793 View (760) 374-3793
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Melanie Dawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Melanie Dawson holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and received her Marriage and Family Therapy license in 1992. She has worked with couples, children, adolescents and adults in private practice, family service agencies and a public school district. Her clinical experience includes working with anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment, trauma, parenting, couples, women's issues and adolescent and young adult concerns. Melanie draws from a variety of therapeutic techniques and uses short term treatment planning with achievable goals, giving attention to deeper issues when appropriate.
Melanie Dawson holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and received her Marriage and Family Therapy license in 1992. She has worked with couples, children, adolescents and adults in private practice, family service agencies and a public school district. Her clinical experience includes working with anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment, trauma, parenting, couples, women's issues and adolescent and young adult concerns. Melanie draws from a variety of therapeutic techniques and uses short term treatment planning with achievable goals, giving attention to deeper issues when appropriate.
(760) 309-6537 View (760) 309-6537
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Marsi Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Marcos, CA 92069
Are you feeling overwhelmed with how to best care for your child and their needs? Are you ready to make a change in your child's life to help them learn the tools that they need to decrease their anxiety, manage their depression, process trauma, or work through their challenging behaviors? Then I am here to help.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with how to best care for your child and their needs? Are you ready to make a change in your child's life to help them learn the tools that they need to decrease their anxiety, manage their depression, process trauma, or work through their challenging behaviors? Then I am here to help.
(760) 496-5624 View (760) 496-5624
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Tawnee Russell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Marcos, CA 92069
Are you looking for a therapist that has evening opening and does not just sit and nod, but rather provides you with tools and challenges negative patterns? If so, I am the therapist for you. I place an emphasis on empathy, understanding, and evidence-based techniques. I firmly believe that each person is unique and I customizes my therapeutic strategies to address each client's specific needs. Whether you're burdened by the weight of depression, grappling with the restlessness of anxiety, or navigating the complexities of family dynamics, I am here to provide you with unwavering support on your path to healing and growth.
Are you looking for a therapist that has evening opening and does not just sit and nod, but rather provides you with tools and challenges negative patterns? If so, I am the therapist for you. I place an emphasis on empathy, understanding, and evidence-based techniques. I firmly believe that each person is unique and I customizes my therapeutic strategies to address each client's specific needs. Whether you're burdened by the weight of depression, grappling with the restlessness of anxiety, or navigating the complexities of family dynamics, I am here to provide you with unwavering support on your path to healing and growth.
(760) 274-8444 View (760) 274-8444
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Lenny Hughley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Hi, my name is Lenny Hughley, California license 112845. I like to create a space that is warm and nonjudgmental where individuals can freely talk about whatever they choose. My specialties include depression, anxiety, and stress management. Through therapy, I learned how to manage depression, anger, anxiety, and overcome low self-esteem. Through my practice I find it rewarding to help clients do the same.
Hi, my name is Lenny Hughley, California license 112845. I like to create a space that is warm and nonjudgmental where individuals can freely talk about whatever they choose. My specialties include depression, anxiety, and stress management. Through therapy, I learned how to manage depression, anger, anxiety, and overcome low self-esteem. Through my practice I find it rewarding to help clients do the same.
(760) 527-2253 View (760) 527-2253
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Dr. Teri Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Marcos, CA 92069  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety or have history of a trauma? I work with individual adults struggling with anxiety, stress, trauma, shame, boundary and self-esteem issues. Offering a spiritual, sensitive, holistic, client-centered premier approach, I can guide those who are seeking a place of healing and stability. Focusing on your strengths while working together to uncover insights, unhealthy patterns will bring solutions and help identify new perspectives for building your resilience.
Are you experiencing anxiety or have history of a trauma? I work with individual adults struggling with anxiety, stress, trauma, shame, boundary and self-esteem issues. Offering a spiritual, sensitive, holistic, client-centered premier approach, I can guide those who are seeking a place of healing and stability. Focusing on your strengths while working together to uncover insights, unhealthy patterns will bring solutions and help identify new perspectives for building your resilience.
(760) 891-5935 View (760) 891-5935
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Janell Makaipo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Janell Makaipo is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing for around 15 years. She has over 20 years of experience working with children in various settings such as school, residential and foster care. She graduated from Pepperdine University in Irvine, California. Janell's therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral, addressing negative thoughts clients use to define events. Her main focus includes anxiety and depression. Janell enjoys gardening, line dancing, walking and exercising. Her recent endeavor is making baskets out of pine needles.
Janell Makaipo is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing for around 15 years. She has over 20 years of experience working with children in various settings such as school, residential and foster care. She graduated from Pepperdine University in Irvine, California. Janell's therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral, addressing negative thoughts clients use to define events. Her main focus includes anxiety and depression. Janell enjoys gardening, line dancing, walking and exercising. Her recent endeavor is making baskets out of pine needles.
(760) 273-3176 View (760) 273-3176
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Trisha Souza AMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Marcos, CA 92069
My name is Trisha Souza AMFT and I am a therapist for Mindbodyology: Integrative Mental Health & Wellness. I offer a collaborative approach, grounded in the belief that you are the expert in your life, and I am a vessel to help you find the path to peace of mind, body and spirit. My approach to therapy is to meet you where you are. I am here to walk alongside you as you journey into becoming the best version of yourself. I work with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress, personal transformation and specialize in Active Duty Military, Couples Therapy and also love working with teens and children.
My name is Trisha Souza AMFT and I am a therapist for Mindbodyology: Integrative Mental Health & Wellness. I offer a collaborative approach, grounded in the belief that you are the expert in your life, and I am a vessel to help you find the path to peace of mind, body and spirit. My approach to therapy is to meet you where you are. I am here to walk alongside you as you journey into becoming the best version of yourself. I work with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress, personal transformation and specialize in Active Duty Military, Couples Therapy and also love working with teens and children.
(760) 280-5494 View (760) 280-5494
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Shelli Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069  (Online Only)
I work with individuals on a wide array of topics, most involving some level of depression, anxiety, and feeling unwanted or unlovable. Many have tried to handle things on their own and if things were not too bad, they did just fine. Others continue to struggle to self-regulate, self-heal, and self-manage their symptoms and are faced with the stigma of being seen as odd, irritable, annoying, needy, or high maintenance. It is hard enough to be struggling with mental health symptoms; it's even worse when people are beginning to reject you because of how you are behaving.
I work with individuals on a wide array of topics, most involving some level of depression, anxiety, and feeling unwanted or unlovable. Many have tried to handle things on their own and if things were not too bad, they did just fine. Others continue to struggle to self-regulate, self-heal, and self-manage their symptoms and are faced with the stigma of being seen as odd, irritable, annoying, needy, or high maintenance. It is hard enough to be struggling with mental health symptoms; it's even worse when people are beginning to reject you because of how you are behaving.
(760) 891-4489 View (760) 891-4489
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Diva Clair
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Ms. Clair is a Marriage Family Therapist with over 20 years experience treating adults in various settings including private practice, hospitals, residential chemical dependency, trauma centers, and military bases. She is client centered and bases treatment on each person's unique needs. Catherine is known for her direct, authentic, and deeply empathic style. She offers a broad array of traditional approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy, family of origin work, 12-step informed recovery concepts, as well as support for relationship transitions, LGBTQ, and young adult issues.
Ms. Clair is a Marriage Family Therapist with over 20 years experience treating adults in various settings including private practice, hospitals, residential chemical dependency, trauma centers, and military bases. She is client centered and bases treatment on each person's unique needs. Catherine is known for her direct, authentic, and deeply empathic style. She offers a broad array of traditional approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy, family of origin work, 12-step informed recovery concepts, as well as support for relationship transitions, LGBTQ, and young adult issues.
(760) 478-5607 View (760) 478-5607
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Hannah Bernard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
I am Hannah Bernard, a licensed clinical social worker based in California. With a dedicated commitment to providing comprehensive and client-centered care, I utilize an integrative approach to ensure that my services are tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each individual. I bring substantial experience and a central focus to my practice, primarily aimed at providing assistance to clients navigating the challenges associated with the aging process, significant life transitions, medical conditions, grief, loss, and caregiver fatigue.
I am Hannah Bernard, a licensed clinical social worker based in California. With a dedicated commitment to providing comprehensive and client-centered care, I utilize an integrative approach to ensure that my services are tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each individual. I bring substantial experience and a central focus to my practice, primarily aimed at providing assistance to clients navigating the challenges associated with the aging process, significant life transitions, medical conditions, grief, loss, and caregiver fatigue.
(760) 823-7325 View (760) 823-7325
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Janice Green
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Dr. Green is a licensed psychologist. She completed her post-doctoral hours at UCLA Medical Center where she subsequently accepted a position and provided services in the behavioral medicine realm and as an adjunct clinical professor. Dr. Green has a special interest in stress, anxiety, depression and their direct correlation with physical illness. She has worked with patients ranging in age from childhood to geriatrics. Dr. Green's expertise allows her to draw from a diverse array of therapeutic techniques when providing services for her patients.
Dr. Green is a licensed psychologist. She completed her post-doctoral hours at UCLA Medical Center where she subsequently accepted a position and provided services in the behavioral medicine realm and as an adjunct clinical professor. Dr. Green has a special interest in stress, anxiety, depression and their direct correlation with physical illness. She has worked with patients ranging in age from childhood to geriatrics. Dr. Green's expertise allows her to draw from a diverse array of therapeutic techniques when providing services for her patients.
(760) 383-8448 View (760) 383-8448

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Number of Therapists in 92069

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 92069 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Life Transitions
63% Grief
62% Relationship Issues
61% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 92069 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 92069?

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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.