Therapists in 92130

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Amy K Montague
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I have worked as a licensed clinical psychologist for over 30 years, providing a wide range of psychological services including diagnostic evaluation; individual, marital and family psychotherapy; and parent guidance. In my practice today, I enjoy treating children, adolescents, adults and their families, working with them to build healthy, meaningful, and satisfying lives and relationships. More specific interests include helping people cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression and ADD/ADHD; adjust to life transitions and family changes; manage stress; and recover from traumatic experiences.
I have worked as a licensed clinical psychologist for over 30 years, providing a wide range of psychological services including diagnostic evaluation; individual, marital and family psychotherapy; and parent guidance. In my practice today, I enjoy treating children, adolescents, adults and their families, working with them to build healthy, meaningful, and satisfying lives and relationships. More specific interests include helping people cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression and ADD/ADHD; adjust to life transitions and family changes; manage stress; and recover from traumatic experiences.
(858) 554-0801 View (858) 554-0801
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Belinda Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130
I am passionate about empowering children of all ages to make more thoughtful, informed choices in their life. I work with clients navigating grief/loss, anxiety, depression, anger, family changes, cultural and ethnic identity, medical traumas, and other challenges. Through therapy, children are provided with a nonjudgmental, safe space to process their experiences and develop skills and the opportunity to strengthen their psychological fortitude, self identity, and resilience through therapeutic interventions. All of this helps them to more effectively communicate their needs to supportive adults around them.
I am passionate about empowering children of all ages to make more thoughtful, informed choices in their life. I work with clients navigating grief/loss, anxiety, depression, anger, family changes, cultural and ethnic identity, medical traumas, and other challenges. Through therapy, children are provided with a nonjudgmental, safe space to process their experiences and develop skills and the opportunity to strengthen their psychological fortitude, self identity, and resilience through therapeutic interventions. All of this helps them to more effectively communicate their needs to supportive adults around them.
(858) 956-7933 View (858) 956-7933
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Rachel Carlos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Hello! I am licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing clinical support services for over ten years. I have worked with at-risk populations for most of my career, including those involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. I also have years of experience in social work and currently manage and oversee the operations of a non-profit program that provides clinical case management services.
Hello! I am licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing clinical support services for over ten years. I have worked with at-risk populations for most of my career, including those involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. I also have years of experience in social work and currently manage and oversee the operations of a non-profit program that provides clinical case management services.
(858) 304-7906 View (858) 304-7906
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Valerie Christian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Valerie Christian is a licensed Psychologist who earned her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1997. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Scripps Clinic: Division of Mental Health. Dr. Christian has experience in the treatment of childhood abuse and trauma. Having completed a pre-doctoral internship with San Diego Court Child Protective Services' Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, she is well versed at treating complex and difficult cases. Dr. Christian also has expertise in treating children, adolescents, teens, and adults who suffer from chronic illness.
Valerie Christian is a licensed Psychologist who earned her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1997. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Scripps Clinic: Division of Mental Health. Dr. Christian has experience in the treatment of childhood abuse and trauma. Having completed a pre-doctoral internship with San Diego Court Child Protective Services' Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, she is well versed at treating complex and difficult cases. Dr. Christian also has expertise in treating children, adolescents, teens, and adults who suffer from chronic illness.
(858) 326-9614 View (858) 326-9614
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Julie Kangas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I specialize in therapy for Autistic adults. Whether you’ve known you were Autistic your whole life, are newly diagnosed, or self-diagnosed, I can meet you where you’re at in this journey. I believe it is the journey of a lifetime to learn to live in your own body and care for yourself well. I want to help you meet your goals with compassion and the most up-to-date science. We now know that autism doesn’t look the way our culture often expects it to, and we see the harms of treatment models that aim to make you fit in with the neurotypical world. It’s hard living in a world that was not created for you or by you.
I specialize in therapy for Autistic adults. Whether you’ve known you were Autistic your whole life, are newly diagnosed, or self-diagnosed, I can meet you where you’re at in this journey. I believe it is the journey of a lifetime to learn to live in your own body and care for yourself well. I want to help you meet your goals with compassion and the most up-to-date science. We now know that autism doesn’t look the way our culture often expects it to, and we see the harms of treatment models that aim to make you fit in with the neurotypical world. It’s hard living in a world that was not created for you or by you.
(858) 771-2591 View (858) 771-2591
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Center for Fertility Counseling, Dawn R. Galbo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MFC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Having a diagnosis of infertility can be devastating and the inability to conceive a child can feel overwhelming, like a life shattering crisis. I believe that working with a therapist who specializes in infertility and assisted reproduction can provide support and hope that things can get better. You have the power to strengthen your coping skills and improve your relationships in the process. I am here to support you and provide cutting edge tools to help you heal past traumas and manage current stressors. I can help you as you work toward reaching your goals for family building.
Having a diagnosis of infertility can be devastating and the inability to conceive a child can feel overwhelming, like a life shattering crisis. I believe that working with a therapist who specializes in infertility and assisted reproduction can provide support and hope that things can get better. You have the power to strengthen your coping skills and improve your relationships in the process. I am here to support you and provide cutting edge tools to help you heal past traumas and manage current stressors. I can help you as you work toward reaching your goals for family building.
(858) 609-8286 View (858) 609-8286
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Christina Ritchie
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MT-BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and board-certified Music Therapist. I specialize in treating PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), Developmental Trauma/Complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, and survivors of narcissistic abuse.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and board-certified Music Therapist. I specialize in treating PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), Developmental Trauma/Complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, and survivors of narcissistic abuse.
(858) 544-5128 View (858) 544-5128
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Sean Stiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Are there challenges in your life that seem so overwhelming that it seems you can't deal with them? Have you tried to make changes in your life, but haven't been able to do it on your own? Congratulations on taking the first step towards feeling better! I have extensive training in helping overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious clients and couples. I make it my goal to really understand and empathize with the challenges you are facing, and always come from a non-judgmental and warm place. I also enjoy working with men, helping men understand their feelings and their partners feelings so they can have the relationship they desire.
Are there challenges in your life that seem so overwhelming that it seems you can't deal with them? Have you tried to make changes in your life, but haven't been able to do it on your own? Congratulations on taking the first step towards feeling better! I have extensive training in helping overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious clients and couples. I make it my goal to really understand and empathize with the challenges you are facing, and always come from a non-judgmental and warm place. I also enjoy working with men, helping men understand their feelings and their partners feelings so they can have the relationship they desire.
(858) 221-9419 View (858) 221-9419
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Mental Health First SD- Jessica Sturgill LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
As a Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I believe in creating goals and assisting my clients to meet those goals. We address negative patterns, reframe narratives all while addressing false beliefs. My clients range from seeking help with addiction, anxiety, depression, adjustments in their life (children, divorce, illness) , as well as guidance in creating the healthy and happy life they envision for themselves.
As a Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I believe in creating goals and assisting my clients to meet those goals. We address negative patterns, reframe narratives all while addressing false beliefs. My clients range from seeking help with addiction, anxiety, depression, adjustments in their life (children, divorce, illness) , as well as guidance in creating the healthy and happy life they envision for themselves.
(858) 358-7587 View (858) 358-7587
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Shena Crowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Hello, my name is Shena and I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner who has had the pleasure of working in public and private sector behavioral health which has provided me with a germane of experience working with individuals, children, and families. In my experience, I learned quickly that people who struggled with internal challenges were either confronted with familial shame or cultural stigma which made asking for help very difficult or non-existent which left many to struggle in silence. For these reasons, I have made it my life’s mission to advocate for and help individuals who may not have the support they need.
Hello, my name is Shena and I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner who has had the pleasure of working in public and private sector behavioral health which has provided me with a germane of experience working with individuals, children, and families. In my experience, I learned quickly that people who struggled with internal challenges were either confronted with familial shame or cultural stigma which made asking for help very difficult or non-existent which left many to struggle in silence. For these reasons, I have made it my life’s mission to advocate for and help individuals who may not have the support they need.
(619) 651-9931 View (619) 651-9931
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Annemarie Dillon-Chi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m Annemarie and I would love to be your guide on your journey toward peace and self-discovery. Seeking support is such a huge step and often times a difficult one to take. But here you are! Now that the difficult part is behind you, let’s talk about how I can help. Over the last 6 years, I have worked with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and life transitions.
Welcome! I’m Annemarie and I would love to be your guide on your journey toward peace and self-discovery. Seeking support is such a huge step and often times a difficult one to take. But here you are! Now that the difficult part is behind you, let’s talk about how I can help. Over the last 6 years, I have worked with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and life transitions.
(858) 771-2369 View (858) 771-2369
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Dr. Sam (Simmone) Ballinger
PhD, Psych
San Diego, CA 92130
It takes courage and strength to reach out for help. I have 25 years of experience helping anxious, unhappy, and discouraged clients cultivate greater confidence, joy, and hope in their lives. I enjoy helping people break free from self-limiting mindsets and habits, so they can become more productive, creative, and connected with others. I also help people caught up in challenging, toxic, or narcissistic relationships to regain their clarity, confidence, and personal power, so they can thrive again. Maybe it's time to find new and better ways to live and love. That is the focus of my work with people.
It takes courage and strength to reach out for help. I have 25 years of experience helping anxious, unhappy, and discouraged clients cultivate greater confidence, joy, and hope in their lives. I enjoy helping people break free from self-limiting mindsets and habits, so they can become more productive, creative, and connected with others. I also help people caught up in challenging, toxic, or narcissistic relationships to regain their clarity, confidence, and personal power, so they can thrive again. Maybe it's time to find new and better ways to live and love. That is the focus of my work with people.
(858) 667-7652 View (858) 667-7652
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Deena Pastore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MACP, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Are past experiences holding you back, leaving you feeling stuck and overwhelmed by negative thoughts and anxiety? The idea of sharing your innermost secrets with a stranger can be daunting. I understand how adverse experiences can limit one's ability to cope with life’s stressors, and I'm here to help, whether you're struggling with illness, rejection, loss, abuse, or addiction.
Are past experiences holding you back, leaving you feeling stuck and overwhelmed by negative thoughts and anxiety? The idea of sharing your innermost secrets with a stranger can be daunting. I understand how adverse experiences can limit one's ability to cope with life’s stressors, and I'm here to help, whether you're struggling with illness, rejection, loss, abuse, or addiction.
(858) 331-8472 View (858) 331-8472
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Peter Roussos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Are you stuck feeling disappointed, hurt, lonely, or betrayed? Are you confused about what you want in your life? Are you unhappy and unsure of how to make positive changes in your relationships? Do you want to make your life more satisfying? I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT certified Sex Therapist. I help people change behaviors and have more satisfying lives and relationships. I help couples improve intimacy and connection, and heal from hurt, disappointment, betrayal and other violations of trust. I help families improve communication, collaboration, and problem solving, and feel more connected to each other.
Are you stuck feeling disappointed, hurt, lonely, or betrayed? Are you confused about what you want in your life? Are you unhappy and unsure of how to make positive changes in your relationships? Do you want to make your life more satisfying? I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT certified Sex Therapist. I help people change behaviors and have more satisfying lives and relationships. I help couples improve intimacy and connection, and heal from hurt, disappointment, betrayal and other violations of trust. I help families improve communication, collaboration, and problem solving, and feel more connected to each other.
(858) 367-0946 View (858) 367-0946
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Cynthia A Cotter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Cynthia A. Cotter, Ph.D. specializes in geriatric psychology and neuropsychology. Her neuropsychological evaluations describe and quantify cognitive deficits typically found in older adults. These assessments benefit medical diagnosis, treatment, and care planning for individuals with degenerative dementias and those with cognitive difficulties associated with medical conditions or trauma. In conjunction with her evaluations, Dr. Cotter provides feedback, education, and support for elders, families, caregivers, and residential staff. Dr. Cotter's assessments also contribute to determinations of mental capacity required for legal purposes. She provides psychological evaluations and pre-surgical psychological screening.
Cynthia A. Cotter, Ph.D. specializes in geriatric psychology and neuropsychology. Her neuropsychological evaluations describe and quantify cognitive deficits typically found in older adults. These assessments benefit medical diagnosis, treatment, and care planning for individuals with degenerative dementias and those with cognitive difficulties associated with medical conditions or trauma. In conjunction with her evaluations, Dr. Cotter provides feedback, education, and support for elders, families, caregivers, and residential staff. Dr. Cotter's assessments also contribute to determinations of mental capacity required for legal purposes. She provides psychological evaluations and pre-surgical psychological screening.
(619) 992-4519 View (619) 992-4519
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Melissa Bernstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Melissa Bernstein, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in California, with a caring practice working with children, youth, and families. Dr. Bernstein views healing from a family-systems perspective. Her approach is to teach children and caregivers the skills they need to navigate obstacles in their lives using treatments that work. Dr. Bernstein provides care that is informed by evidence-based practice but tailored to meet the needs and values of each family.
Melissa Bernstein, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in California, with a caring practice working with children, youth, and families. Dr. Bernstein views healing from a family-systems perspective. Her approach is to teach children and caregivers the skills they need to navigate obstacles in their lives using treatments that work. Dr. Bernstein provides care that is informed by evidence-based practice but tailored to meet the needs and values of each family.
(858) 786-2113 x103 View (858) 786-2113 x103
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San Diego Kids First
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130
Every child is unique. To help children overcome social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and/or academic challenges, we can't be preoccupied with simply signing labels. Rather, we need to identify a child's individual strengths as well as their weaknesses in order to design effective strategies that suit their needs. We work closely with parents, schools, and other professionals to establish a comprehensive picture of the whole child. It's from this highly individualized approach along with the collaboration with those that know the child/teen well, that we are able to create the most significant and dramatic change!
Every child is unique. To help children overcome social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and/or academic challenges, we can't be preoccupied with simply signing labels. Rather, we need to identify a child's individual strengths as well as their weaknesses in order to design effective strategies that suit their needs. We work closely with parents, schools, and other professionals to establish a comprehensive picture of the whole child. It's from this highly individualized approach along with the collaboration with those that know the child/teen well, that we are able to create the most significant and dramatic change!
(858) 215-1923 View (858) 215-1923
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Corinne Heinzelmann
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Not accepting new clients
Life is stressful; and women experience this in unique ways. Trauma, loss, early childhood experiences, recurrent behaviors, career stress, and body and life-cycle changes can result in difficulties with a woman's self-esteem, relationships, mood, sexuality, spirituality, and health. Similarly, couples can develop patterns of relating from early experiences which result in conflict, loneliness and despair. Therapy provides deeper insight into our needs, choices, beliefs, behaviors, and emotions. Dr. heinzelmann focuses on offering the tools needed to move toward emotional and spiritual wholeness.
Life is stressful; and women experience this in unique ways. Trauma, loss, early childhood experiences, recurrent behaviors, career stress, and body and life-cycle changes can result in difficulties with a woman's self-esteem, relationships, mood, sexuality, spirituality, and health. Similarly, couples can develop patterns of relating from early experiences which result in conflict, loneliness and despair. Therapy provides deeper insight into our needs, choices, beliefs, behaviors, and emotions. Dr. heinzelmann focuses on offering the tools needed to move toward emotional and spiritual wholeness.
(760) 961-4037 View (760) 961-4037
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Elise B Bradley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
As a neuropsychologist, I conduct diagnostic evaluations for adolescents and adults. I use a series of tests to uncover underlying cognitive/thought patterns and emotions that may be contributing to difficulties in daily functioning. I am especially passionate about working with young adults who have been struggling for a while but have not yet identified a source of their concerns. My goals are to assist in the diagnosis of any underlying conditions, and to provide coping and management strategies to help set you up for success.
As a neuropsychologist, I conduct diagnostic evaluations for adolescents and adults. I use a series of tests to uncover underlying cognitive/thought patterns and emotions that may be contributing to difficulties in daily functioning. I am especially passionate about working with young adults who have been struggling for a while but have not yet identified a source of their concerns. My goals are to assist in the diagnosis of any underlying conditions, and to provide coping and management strategies to help set you up for success.
(619) 273-0273 View (619) 273-0273
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Sean Stiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Sean Stiller LCSW has spent over a decade helping and teaching individuals how to breakthrough emotional challenges, achieve goals and enjoy their lives. Sean is experienced in helping adults with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, trauma and addictions. Sean has worked in a variety of settings including military (as a military Officer and therapist) and civilian. He helps couples, individuals and children 12 years and older. Sean graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Ball State University and graduated with his Masters in Social Work at Texas A&M University.
Sean Stiller LCSW has spent over a decade helping and teaching individuals how to breakthrough emotional challenges, achieve goals and enjoy their lives. Sean is experienced in helping adults with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, trauma and addictions. Sean has worked in a variety of settings including military (as a military Officer and therapist) and civilian. He helps couples, individuals and children 12 years and older. Sean graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Ball State University and graduated with his Masters in Social Work at Texas A&M University.
(858) 504-2811 View (858) 504-2811

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Number of Therapists in 92130

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 92130 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
63% Life Transitions
62% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92130 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in 92130?

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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.