Therapists in 92620

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Roberto Dominguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
My name is Roberto Dominguez, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am committed to helping my clients develop a deeper understanding of their pressing issues, conflicts, and challenges to create a better quality of life. I treat Adult clients who are experiencing the following issues: depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, coping skills, stress, and life transitions. I work creatively and collaboratively with my clients and help them gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors to help improve their personal life outcomes.
My name is Roberto Dominguez, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am committed to helping my clients develop a deeper understanding of their pressing issues, conflicts, and challenges to create a better quality of life. I treat Adult clients who are experiencing the following issues: depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, coping skills, stress, and life transitions. I work creatively and collaboratively with my clients and help them gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors to help improve their personal life outcomes.
(949) 649-7571 View (949) 649-7571
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Sunita Churiwala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92620
Sometimes we need support and guidance to help us manage distress, achieve greater clarity, build better relationships and develop a healthier sense of ourselves. Most of us many times don’t want to discuss our personal problems, even with those closest to us. I would like to extend my hand to help you feel better about your life, relationships and most importantly, yourself! I am a skilled, and experienced psychotherapist who offers a supportive and non-judgmental environment for the therapeutic relationship. I provide short term solution focused or medium to long term therapy for adults and teens, depending on individual needs.
Sometimes we need support and guidance to help us manage distress, achieve greater clarity, build better relationships and develop a healthier sense of ourselves. Most of us many times don’t want to discuss our personal problems, even with those closest to us. I would like to extend my hand to help you feel better about your life, relationships and most importantly, yourself! I am a skilled, and experienced psychotherapist who offers a supportive and non-judgmental environment for the therapeutic relationship. I provide short term solution focused or medium to long term therapy for adults and teens, depending on individual needs.
(562) 379-5023 View (562) 379-5023
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Khai Hoang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
As an Asian American therapist, I enjoy working with teens, adults, and families who may be struggling with changes in their lives, communication, and sense of self. New transitions bring challenges that can activate insecurities, depressive bouts, and anxiety, which may leave you feeling stuck and at a loss. We'll work together to help you better understand your experience, build your strength and skills, and equip you to reclaim your life with success and confidence.
As an Asian American therapist, I enjoy working with teens, adults, and families who may be struggling with changes in their lives, communication, and sense of self. New transitions bring challenges that can activate insecurities, depressive bouts, and anxiety, which may leave you feeling stuck and at a loss. We'll work together to help you better understand your experience, build your strength and skills, and equip you to reclaim your life with success and confidence.
(310) 945-2763 View (310) 945-2763
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Cheng & Associates Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
One of my greatest passions is helping couples in intercultural relationships. I speak English, Mandarin and Taiwanese. I've been in practice for 19 years. I use primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dr. John Gottman's research methods to help clients who struggle with communication, intimacy, various mood disorders, grief/bereavement Issues, acculturation problems (difficulties adjusting to American mainstream culture), recovery Issues (codependency, alcoholism, food addiction, substance abuse, issues relating to family of origin, etc.), and difficulty with life transitions/changes.
One of my greatest passions is helping couples in intercultural relationships. I speak English, Mandarin and Taiwanese. I've been in practice for 19 years. I use primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dr. John Gottman's research methods to help clients who struggle with communication, intimacy, various mood disorders, grief/bereavement Issues, acculturation problems (difficulties adjusting to American mainstream culture), recovery Issues (codependency, alcoholism, food addiction, substance abuse, issues relating to family of origin, etc.), and difficulty with life transitions/changes.
(949) 391-4257 View (949) 391-4257
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Shuchang Kang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
Dr. Kang (pronouns: she/her) accompanies individuals on their journeys of self-understanding through exploring moments of connection and disconnection while empowering individuals to make decisions based on their increased awareness of the interplay among self, social, and cultural factors. Dr. Kang is skilled in mindfulness-based intervention with a focus on mind-body connection, trauma-informed therapy, and exposure and response prevention in addressing various concerns. Dr. Kang is dedicated in serving marginalized populations, including but not limited to members from ethnic/racial minority, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ communities.
Dr. Kang (pronouns: she/her) accompanies individuals on their journeys of self-understanding through exploring moments of connection and disconnection while empowering individuals to make decisions based on their increased awareness of the interplay among self, social, and cultural factors. Dr. Kang is skilled in mindfulness-based intervention with a focus on mind-body connection, trauma-informed therapy, and exposure and response prevention in addressing various concerns. Dr. Kang is dedicated in serving marginalized populations, including but not limited to members from ethnic/racial minority, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ communities.
(949) 216-7076 View (949) 216-7076
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Terri Peng
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
I get it, life can throw curveballs. Whether you're a survivor of trauma, or someone fighting against the weight of depression and anxiety, your pain is valid, and you're not alone. I've been in your shoes, and I've seen firsthand the resilience that lies within us. I'm Terri and can be your ally in overcoming life's toughest battles. As a fellow Marine Corps Veteran and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I'm dedicated to helping you conquer trauma, PTSD, depression, anger, and anxiety. I also work with couples.
I get it, life can throw curveballs. Whether you're a survivor of trauma, or someone fighting against the weight of depression and anxiety, your pain is valid, and you're not alone. I've been in your shoes, and I've seen firsthand the resilience that lies within us. I'm Terri and can be your ally in overcoming life's toughest battles. As a fellow Marine Corps Veteran and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I'm dedicated to helping you conquer trauma, PTSD, depression, anger, and anxiety. I also work with couples.
(310) 807-3837 View (310) 807-3837
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Sing Quan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
Hi, I am Sing Quan. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker who is excited about working with clients in their journey of Life. I have worked with mainly working-age adults and older adults. Anxiety and depression are the two most common conditions that I treat. My approach to providing therapy is to meet the client where they are at. The theoretical approaches I use are Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic Therapy. I am always open to trying new approaches when it fits the client's need.
Hi, I am Sing Quan. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker who is excited about working with clients in their journey of Life. I have worked with mainly working-age adults and older adults. Anxiety and depression are the two most common conditions that I treat. My approach to providing therapy is to meet the client where they are at. The theoretical approaches I use are Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic Therapy. I am always open to trying new approaches when it fits the client's need.
(949) 694-8892 View (949) 694-8892
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Janie Yi-Jiun Lai
Psychologist, PsyD, CCC-SLP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92620
I am passionate about supporting neurodivergent individuals, as well as serving culturally diverse populations. I have training in CBT, social skills, and DBT for clients that benefit from support with co-occurring mood disorders, managing managing daily stressors, and building meaningful relationships. I also offer family therapy to increase empathy, improve communication, and strengthen relationships.
I am passionate about supporting neurodivergent individuals, as well as serving culturally diverse populations. I have training in CBT, social skills, and DBT for clients that benefit from support with co-occurring mood disorders, managing managing daily stressors, and building meaningful relationships. I also offer family therapy to increase empathy, improve communication, and strengthen relationships.
(714) 681-1528 View (714) 681-1528
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Rachel Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
People go to therapy for different reasons. Some need assistance to find motivation, or change patterns that no longer serve them. Some clients are looking for a safe place to process past or recent trauma which has left them feeling shut down. I use a variety of approaches to help my clients, depending on their needs. I have been trained in attachment-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Substance Abuse, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
People go to therapy for different reasons. Some need assistance to find motivation, or change patterns that no longer serve them. Some clients are looking for a safe place to process past or recent trauma which has left them feeling shut down. I use a variety of approaches to help my clients, depending on their needs. I have been trained in attachment-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Substance Abuse, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
(657) 837-3469 View (657) 837-3469
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Negar Taslimi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
Not accepting new clients
Relationships are an important part of our lives. At times, you may feel stuck, frustrated, hurt, or depressed due to your relationship with a loved one. You may even begin to feel disconnected or overwhelmed. I will help by providing you with the skills you need to develop healthier relationships and improve interactions with those that matter most in your life. I offer individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. Providing a warm, safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment is a high priority for me so that you can explore, gain insight and develop strength to cope with your life circumstances.
Relationships are an important part of our lives. At times, you may feel stuck, frustrated, hurt, or depressed due to your relationship with a loved one. You may even begin to feel disconnected or overwhelmed. I will help by providing you with the skills you need to develop healthier relationships and improve interactions with those that matter most in your life. I offer individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. Providing a warm, safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment is a high priority for me so that you can explore, gain insight and develop strength to cope with your life circumstances.
(949) 416-2270 View (949) 416-2270
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Arash Shahangian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
Nobody is broken. We all have challenges and areas where we need to grow, and it takes bravery to face those aspects of ourselves that require growth. Being truly seen and truly heard make a world of difference in accelerating that process. I have over 20 years' experience and am adept at holding space with empathy, love, and compassion. My style is sincere, warm, and engaging with a facility for attuning to my clients and their struggles. I’m here to shine light with you and to provide a safe container to express and experience what needs to be seen, felt, or released. I also offer clinical supervision to therapist interns.
Nobody is broken. We all have challenges and areas where we need to grow, and it takes bravery to face those aspects of ourselves that require growth. Being truly seen and truly heard make a world of difference in accelerating that process. I have over 20 years' experience and am adept at holding space with empathy, love, and compassion. My style is sincere, warm, and engaging with a facility for attuning to my clients and their struggles. I’m here to shine light with you and to provide a safe container to express and experience what needs to be seen, felt, or released. I also offer clinical supervision to therapist interns.
(657) 245-4591 View (657) 245-4591
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Camellia Mazhar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
The most important part of therapy, for me, is a strong and safe relationship with my client. My goal is to make you feel like any obstacle you face, we face together as a team. I believe that being your authentic self is the key to an emotionally healthy life and my goal is to help you access those parts. I work with evidence-based models of therapy, so that you can be confident my techniques do make lasting change. Whether you are a couple, an individual, or an entire family, we can work together to put all the pieces back together.
The most important part of therapy, for me, is a strong and safe relationship with my client. My goal is to make you feel like any obstacle you face, we face together as a team. I believe that being your authentic self is the key to an emotionally healthy life and my goal is to help you access those parts. I work with evidence-based models of therapy, so that you can be confident my techniques do make lasting change. Whether you are a couple, an individual, or an entire family, we can work together to put all the pieces back together.
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Craig Beckett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
I understand that seeking counseling while struggling with your depression, anxiety, grief, and/or relationship conflicts can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Therefore, from our first contact, I try to help you feel as supported and comfortable as possible in each session while first understanding your reasons for seeking therapy and then collaboratively identifying realistic goals for you. I strive to help you move from where you feel stuck now to where you want to be in the future.
I understand that seeking counseling while struggling with your depression, anxiety, grief, and/or relationship conflicts can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Therefore, from our first contact, I try to help you feel as supported and comfortable as possible in each session while first understanding your reasons for seeking therapy and then collaboratively identifying realistic goals for you. I strive to help you move from where you feel stuck now to where you want to be in the future.
(949) 288-2053 View (949) 288-2053
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Inspire Health Drug/Alcohol Detox Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
Make Today the Beginning of Your New Life. At Inspire Health, our mission is to offer a gateway to a better life for anyone suffering from active addiction. Our brain-based neuroplasticity healing and detoxification treatment approach (www.vcattreatmentcenter.com) is tailor made to everyone who enters our community, offering hope, ongoing support, and a new opportunity to thrive. Our vision is to help every person who enters our residential treatment program to find his or her way to long-term recovery.
Make Today the Beginning of Your New Life. At Inspire Health, our mission is to offer a gateway to a better life for anyone suffering from active addiction. Our brain-based neuroplasticity healing and detoxification treatment approach (www.vcattreatmentcenter.com) is tailor made to everyone who enters our community, offering hope, ongoing support, and a new opportunity to thrive. Our vision is to help every person who enters our residential treatment program to find his or her way to long-term recovery.
(949) 430-7615 View (949) 430-7615
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Dr. Susan Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
Do you lack emotional connectedness with your loved ones or suffer from anxiety or depression that inhibits you from forming genuine relationships? You are not alone! Every individual at their core, values intimate, personal relationships with their significant others, family members, and friends. People often come to therapy because they struggle or experience unhappiness in their lives and are unaware of underlying symptoms such as depression, anxiety, shame, low self-esteem, low motivation, or emotional and psychological distress. I can help you address and move through those issues to create a purposeful and meaningful life.
Do you lack emotional connectedness with your loved ones or suffer from anxiety or depression that inhibits you from forming genuine relationships? You are not alone! Every individual at their core, values intimate, personal relationships with their significant others, family members, and friends. People often come to therapy because they struggle or experience unhappiness in their lives and are unaware of underlying symptoms such as depression, anxiety, shame, low self-esteem, low motivation, or emotional and psychological distress. I can help you address and move through those issues to create a purposeful and meaningful life.
(949) 386-2298 View (949) 386-2298
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Clara Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
I believe that healing and change begins with the therapeutic relationship. Through a safe, caring and nonjudgmental space we can process difficult emotions, gain awareness of what keeps us in suffering, and integrate newfound insights which bring relief. I am sensitive to the ways our past experiences and future anxieties impact our present. Together we will explore and discover what unfolds moment-to-moment to gain new understanding and begin healing.
I believe that healing and change begins with the therapeutic relationship. Through a safe, caring and nonjudgmental space we can process difficult emotions, gain awareness of what keeps us in suffering, and integrate newfound insights which bring relief. I am sensitive to the ways our past experiences and future anxieties impact our present. Together we will explore and discover what unfolds moment-to-moment to gain new understanding and begin healing.
(949) 391-4073 View (949) 391-4073
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Grant Seo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with an affectionate heart for therapy. Beyond my doctoral training, I received years of advanced therapy training from the best trainers in the field. Since 2007, I have worked with an exceptionally wide range of cultural backgrounds and therapy needs, ranging from brief adjustment issues to serious mental illness. Many of my clients have told me that they appreciate my way of accurately understanding them and their situation, my ability to point out the core human experience in a way that that really stays on their mind, and my presence as a human being that provides warm support.
I am a clinical psychologist with an affectionate heart for therapy. Beyond my doctoral training, I received years of advanced therapy training from the best trainers in the field. Since 2007, I have worked with an exceptionally wide range of cultural backgrounds and therapy needs, ranging from brief adjustment issues to serious mental illness. Many of my clients have told me that they appreciate my way of accurately understanding them and their situation, my ability to point out the core human experience in a way that that really stays on their mind, and my presence as a human being that provides warm support.
(949) 401-9528 View (949) 401-9528
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Jennifer Villar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
I have been a licensed therapist since 2018. Before that I was a special education teacher, working with children in a non-public school. I have 3 years of working with children and adolescents who have history or PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and general neglect. I have a year experience of working with adults who are working through grief, anxiety, stress, and self-esteem concerns, and depression. I tend to use cognitive behavioral therapy in my practice, and enjoy mixing in motivational interviewing, strength based, and solution focused therapy.
I have been a licensed therapist since 2018. Before that I was a special education teacher, working with children in a non-public school. I have 3 years of working with children and adolescents who have history or PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and general neglect. I have a year experience of working with adults who are working through grief, anxiety, stress, and self-esteem concerns, and depression. I tend to use cognitive behavioral therapy in my practice, and enjoy mixing in motivational interviewing, strength based, and solution focused therapy.
(657) 837-1439 View (657) 837-1439
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Ping Sun
PhD
Irvine, CA 92620
I worked as a Chinese Clinical Psychologist in the city of Nanjing, China for 9 years; and a Student Research Psychoanalyst in Los Angeles for 6 years. Therefore, in the past 15 years I have had over 13, 000 hours individual therapy hours with my clients in both countries. I integrated therapeutic methods of Psychoanalysis, Existential, and Gestalt Therapy. I will actively listen and contain your unbearable emotions even traumatic experiences, thus help you transforming these personal struggles into a kind of meaning in your life. I am bilingual (English/Mandarin), and hope to work with clients from all cultures/nationalities.
I worked as a Chinese Clinical Psychologist in the city of Nanjing, China for 9 years; and a Student Research Psychoanalyst in Los Angeles for 6 years. Therefore, in the past 15 years I have had over 13, 000 hours individual therapy hours with my clients in both countries. I integrated therapeutic methods of Psychoanalysis, Existential, and Gestalt Therapy. I will actively listen and contain your unbearable emotions even traumatic experiences, thus help you transforming these personal struggles into a kind of meaning in your life. I am bilingual (English/Mandarin), and hope to work with clients from all cultures/nationalities.
(818) 290-8819 View (818) 290-8819
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Tomikka Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Irvine, CA 92620
Tomikka Lee has a B.S. Degree in Criminology and a Master's Degree in Social Work Education from California State University, Fresno, as well as many hours of clinical and continuing education. She has been in the social work field since 2000 and became a Licensed Clinical social worker in 2014. She is certified in working with Transitioning Disabled Youth to Adulthood. Some honored accomplishments are being a God Loving woman, wife, mother, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker and servicing individuals of diverse populations. She is using CBT in clients with depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation & personality disorders.
Tomikka Lee has a B.S. Degree in Criminology and a Master's Degree in Social Work Education from California State University, Fresno, as well as many hours of clinical and continuing education. She has been in the social work field since 2000 and became a Licensed Clinical social worker in 2014. She is certified in working with Transitioning Disabled Youth to Adulthood. Some honored accomplishments are being a God Loving woman, wife, mother, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker and servicing individuals of diverse populations. She is using CBT in clients with depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation & personality disorders.
(949) 776-5972 View (949) 776-5972

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Number of Therapists in 92620

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92620 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
64% Grief
58% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Optum

How Therapists in 92620 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92620?

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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.