Therapists in 92658

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Maria Yepez Palomo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PCC, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Early on in life we learn, we grow, we become and continue evolving. Are you feeling stuck in the process? It doesn't matter where in life you may be, solutions are obtainable with the correct guidance. Give yourself and your loved ones the opportunity to gain empowerment to develop a path in your life of your choice. Together we can uncover underlying reasons for symptomatic behaviors and how they lead to somatic symptoms. The main goal is to build awareness of emotions while addressing unproductive behaviors, removing obstacles or barriers to develop a healthier lifestyle.
Early on in life we learn, we grow, we become and continue evolving. Are you feeling stuck in the process? It doesn't matter where in life you may be, solutions are obtainable with the correct guidance. Give yourself and your loved ones the opportunity to gain empowerment to develop a path in your life of your choice. Together we can uncover underlying reasons for symptomatic behaviors and how they lead to somatic symptoms. The main goal is to build awareness of emotions while addressing unproductive behaviors, removing obstacles or barriers to develop a healthier lifestyle.
(714) 364-9419 View (714) 364-9419
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Olga Wingood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking this action step to resolve a challenge in your life... be it a situation or a relationship or distressing emotions... whether at home or work... Resolve, healing and change is about "doing it" different than how you have known "up until now". Behaviors are an attempt to get one's needs met... based on results, the behavior works or not... I will help you by discovering ways to communicate, problem solve and respond that will serve you better to create the life you want.
Congratulations on taking this action step to resolve a challenge in your life... be it a situation or a relationship or distressing emotions... whether at home or work... Resolve, healing and change is about "doing it" different than how you have known "up until now". Behaviors are an attempt to get one's needs met... based on results, the behavior works or not... I will help you by discovering ways to communicate, problem solve and respond that will serve you better to create the life you want.
(949) 207-3950 View (949) 207-3950
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Dr. Iamee Kling
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92658  (Online Only)
I practice from a humanistic approach to help individuals with their story of healing and transformation. We often feel overpowered by the pain and suffering that life throws our way. In order to learn from it, we first need to be able to listen. I aim to create a safe space to explore painful emotions and to help you take back the reins of your journey. We are all works in progress and the beautiful thing is that we are allowed to be. You will discover that you are not alone in your hardship and I will be there with you as you build a sense of empowerment. My therapeutic style one of genuine connection, acceptance, and compassion.
I practice from a humanistic approach to help individuals with their story of healing and transformation. We often feel overpowered by the pain and suffering that life throws our way. In order to learn from it, we first need to be able to listen. I aim to create a safe space to explore painful emotions and to help you take back the reins of your journey. We are all works in progress and the beautiful thing is that we are allowed to be. You will discover that you are not alone in your hardship and I will be there with you as you build a sense of empowerment. My therapeutic style one of genuine connection, acceptance, and compassion.
(949) 267-5672 View (949) 267-5672
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Jacqueline Gravell-O’Kane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658  (Online Only)
You are already resilient and brave, let us use those characteristics to define the kind of life you have always wanted to live. The process to find and live the life you want can be difficult, I am here to help. Through our work together we can find the obstacles in your path and design a treatment plan and goals to tackle them.
You are already resilient and brave, let us use those characteristics to define the kind of life you have always wanted to live. The process to find and live the life you want can be difficult, I am here to help. Through our work together we can find the obstacles in your path and design a treatment plan and goals to tackle them.
(949) 763-5736 View (949) 763-5736
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Ebtesam Girgis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, Psy D
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Are you going through tough time, feeling stressed out and get overwhelmed easily? do you suffer from anxiety and depression? do you feel that life is just too hard to handle right now? Are you struggling in your relationships? do you feel like you can't get over the painful memories and hurt from your past trauma and abuse? These are common feelings and you are not alone. I'm here for you and would love to come along side of you in your journey of healing to have a better and fulfilling life. I provide unconditional acceptance, genuine compassion, and a safe haven for you to tell your story without being judged.
Are you going through tough time, feeling stressed out and get overwhelmed easily? do you suffer from anxiety and depression? do you feel that life is just too hard to handle right now? Are you struggling in your relationships? do you feel like you can't get over the painful memories and hurt from your past trauma and abuse? These are common feelings and you are not alone. I'm here for you and would love to come along side of you in your journey of healing to have a better and fulfilling life. I provide unconditional acceptance, genuine compassion, and a safe haven for you to tell your story without being judged.
(714) 392-7935 View (714) 392-7935
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Vicki Coccaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658
I believe that emotional healing can be brought about within the framework of relationships, so in my therapy sessions I work to create a safe environment where clients can work through issues in their lives that may be hindering them from reaching their true potential. I believe it's possible in therapy to gain insight into our deepest desires to learn and grow, and to develop successful communication skills. These skills in turn help us develop and maintain successful interpersonal relationships with others.
I believe that emotional healing can be brought about within the framework of relationships, so in my therapy sessions I work to create a safe environment where clients can work through issues in their lives that may be hindering them from reaching their true potential. I believe it's possible in therapy to gain insight into our deepest desires to learn and grow, and to develop successful communication skills. These skills in turn help us develop and maintain successful interpersonal relationships with others.
(714) 786-5524 View (714) 786-5524
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Christopher Mundale
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658
My therapeutic approach focuses very much on the here-and-now. While events in your past certainly played some role in your present distress, the past can not be changed. I believe the primary goal of psychotherapy is to teach you the tools you need to change the current patterns that are causing you problems. I also have special training and experience working with children and adolescents. While the techniques used with youths are obviously different from those used with adults, the goal remains the same: to provide the tools that will bring about positive change.
My therapeutic approach focuses very much on the here-and-now. While events in your past certainly played some role in your present distress, the past can not be changed. I believe the primary goal of psychotherapy is to teach you the tools you need to change the current patterns that are causing you problems. I also have special training and experience working with children and adolescents. While the techniques used with youths are obviously different from those used with adults, the goal remains the same: to provide the tools that will bring about positive change.
(949) 398-7900 View (949) 398-7900
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Barry C Ross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658
I am currently taking new patients. The difficulties, pain, and sometimes confusion that arises in trying to meet emotional needs may lead to seeking help. I am a psychologist, marriage family therapist, and psychoanalyst with more than 25 years of experience treating adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach connects to my patients with empathy and insight beyond basic support. This is a collaborative approach to therapy.
I am currently taking new patients. The difficulties, pain, and sometimes confusion that arises in trying to meet emotional needs may lead to seeking help. I am a psychologist, marriage family therapist, and psychoanalyst with more than 25 years of experience treating adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach connects to my patients with empathy and insight beyond basic support. This is a collaborative approach to therapy.
(949) 391-2538 View (949) 391-2538
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Ryan Jibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92658
I specialize in working with teens. Life consistently requires us to adjust and that is hard. Are you struggling in your relationship or in your ability to communicate with your spouse, teen or parents? Do you often find yourself wondering what you can do to help yourself or a loved one? At times nothing seems to work. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I realize there are many options. Anxiety, depression, low confidence/self esteem, anger issues, decision making, mood disorders, poor communication skills, addiction and behavioral issues are some of the things I can help with. Over 18 years working with teens.
I specialize in working with teens. Life consistently requires us to adjust and that is hard. Are you struggling in your relationship or in your ability to communicate with your spouse, teen or parents? Do you often find yourself wondering what you can do to help yourself or a loved one? At times nothing seems to work. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I realize there are many options. Anxiety, depression, low confidence/self esteem, anger issues, decision making, mood disorders, poor communication skills, addiction and behavioral issues are some of the things I can help with. Over 18 years working with teens.
(916) 299-3773 View (916) 299-3773
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(657) 297-5294 View (657) 297-5294
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Maddie Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658
I find my work with clients to be both a calling and a profound privilege. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and completed my M.S. in Counseling at Hope International University. I am passionate about coming alongside individuals, teens, couples, and families who are struggling to cope in everyday life. I enjoy working with a variety of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, and symptoms associated with trauma. Additionally, I am passionate about helping couples navigate relational struggles to find hope, healing, and deeper connection with one another.
I find my work with clients to be both a calling and a profound privilege. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and completed my M.S. in Counseling at Hope International University. I am passionate about coming alongside individuals, teens, couples, and families who are struggling to cope in everyday life. I enjoy working with a variety of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, and symptoms associated with trauma. Additionally, I am passionate about helping couples navigate relational struggles to find hope, healing, and deeper connection with one another.
(714) 583-6159 View (714) 583-6159
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Marley Cote
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92658  (Online Only)
You've tried the talk therapy thing before, and you notice there's a barrier you can't seem to get past. Even with self-awareness, there's still an unrelenting sense of betrayal, abandonment, rejection, and shame. These emotions can lead to a growing distance in important relationships, or a disconnect within oneself. It's understandable to feel lost and uncertain about how to move forward, like being stuck in a fog without a clear path to safety. However, we can work together through this difficult terrain to find the path towards the refuge of reconnection, healing, and remembering.
You've tried the talk therapy thing before, and you notice there's a barrier you can't seem to get past. Even with self-awareness, there's still an unrelenting sense of betrayal, abandonment, rejection, and shame. These emotions can lead to a growing distance in important relationships, or a disconnect within oneself. It's understandable to feel lost and uncertain about how to move forward, like being stuck in a fog without a clear path to safety. However, we can work together through this difficult terrain to find the path towards the refuge of reconnection, healing, and remembering.
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Lauren-Rachelle Palazuelos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Taking the first step toward improving one's mental health is the most difficult. Individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety and depression need the support of a professional who can help guide them through the uncertainties of life. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process that promotes growth and the potential for success. I believe that with the right support, individuals can go on to live fulfilling lives.
Taking the first step toward improving one's mental health is the most difficult. Individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety and depression need the support of a professional who can help guide them through the uncertainties of life. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process that promotes growth and the potential for success. I believe that with the right support, individuals can go on to live fulfilling lives.
(714) 599-8758 View (714) 599-8758
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Nicole Arzt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating therapists with histories of complex or developmental traumas. Many present as successful, but they often feel deeply ashamed or unsettled in life. They sometimes experience existential anxiety about their identities, resulting in fears about their capacity to help clients or manage their own emotional well-being. Amid this discomfort, they value having someone who can sit and witness their feelings with them. They aren't necessarily seeking to learn coping skills in therapy. They do, however, want to engage in an authentic relationship where they can be vulnerable and engage in deep self-exploration.
I specialize in treating therapists with histories of complex or developmental traumas. Many present as successful, but they often feel deeply ashamed or unsettled in life. They sometimes experience existential anxiety about their identities, resulting in fears about their capacity to help clients or manage their own emotional well-being. Amid this discomfort, they value having someone who can sit and witness their feelings with them. They aren't necessarily seeking to learn coping skills in therapy. They do, however, want to engage in an authentic relationship where they can be vulnerable and engage in deep self-exploration.
(657) 837-5435 View (657) 837-5435
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Jessica Dulin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658  (Online Only)
Maybe you're wondering why the same negative behaviors keep happening or you feel like you can't get out of your own mind to make changes. I utilize somatic techniques to support clients facing the challenges of chronic illness or cancer, anxiety, depression and OCD. I am deeply committed to helping my clients improve their overall well-being, reduce their anxiety, and manage the symptoms of OCD through a holistic, body-centered approach.
Maybe you're wondering why the same negative behaviors keep happening or you feel like you can't get out of your own mind to make changes. I utilize somatic techniques to support clients facing the challenges of chronic illness or cancer, anxiety, depression and OCD. I am deeply committed to helping my clients improve their overall well-being, reduce their anxiety, and manage the symptoms of OCD through a holistic, body-centered approach.
(657) 500-0551 View (657) 500-0551
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Dr. Heather Clinkenbeard
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Dr. Clinkenbeard is committed to helping those who have been impacted by addiction, especially sexual addiction, understand how they got to this place and find a path to growth and healing. She knows that many partners/spouses facing betrayal from infidelity or sexual addiction experiences unique pain and she desires to provide them a safe place to process their story and help them find hope. Dr. Clinkenbeard is here to help those struggling with general sexual health issues, life transitions, spirituality, grief, and impaired professionals.
Dr. Clinkenbeard is committed to helping those who have been impacted by addiction, especially sexual addiction, understand how they got to this place and find a path to growth and healing. She knows that many partners/spouses facing betrayal from infidelity or sexual addiction experiences unique pain and she desires to provide them a safe place to process their story and help them find hope. Dr. Clinkenbeard is here to help those struggling with general sexual health issues, life transitions, spirituality, grief, and impaired professionals.
(714) 410-6742 View (714) 410-6742
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Jennifer L Price
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658  (Online Only)
Are you interested in the easy process of using TELEHEALTH? Are you deep in emotional pain? Would you like the key to getting unstuck? As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I will help you to identify your choices and find freedom from the negative circumstances in your life. I love helping clients find hope, healing and courage to make important changes and live life happier and mentally healthier. By using therapy approaches, we will address behaviors, perceptions, and unresolved emotions in order to create a better, more meaningful life.
Are you interested in the easy process of using TELEHEALTH? Are you deep in emotional pain? Would you like the key to getting unstuck? As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I will help you to identify your choices and find freedom from the negative circumstances in your life. I love helping clients find hope, healing and courage to make important changes and live life happier and mentally healthier. By using therapy approaches, we will address behaviors, perceptions, and unresolved emotions in order to create a better, more meaningful life.
(315) 284-5603 View (315) 284-5603
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Isela Edens
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Are you having a challenging time managing life stressors, emotions, or relationships? If so, therapy might be an excellent tool for you! My ideal client is an adult who has experienced childhood trauma and currently suffers from anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. I believe that a good fit is key to the therapeutic process and clients’ overall success! Which is why I am also passionate about client comfort and recognize that clients sometimes feel more confident opening up in different environments. For that reason, I can accommodate sessions in non-traditional therapeutic settings (beaches, parks, etc.)
Are you having a challenging time managing life stressors, emotions, or relationships? If so, therapy might be an excellent tool for you! My ideal client is an adult who has experienced childhood trauma and currently suffers from anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. I believe that a good fit is key to the therapeutic process and clients’ overall success! Which is why I am also passionate about client comfort and recognize that clients sometimes feel more confident opening up in different environments. For that reason, I can accommodate sessions in non-traditional therapeutic settings (beaches, parks, etc.)
(657) 255-6665 View (657) 255-6665
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Lily Munavu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92658
I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients, helping each to develop the specific and unique tools necessary to cultivate a more satisfying and fulfilling life. My approach is to first actively listen, gaining a thorough understanding of the history of the situation and symptoms, the presenting challenges, and any other influences such as family history, cultural or racial factors, chronic illness, and economic stressors. We will then work together to identify treatment goals and ways to reach them. I work with a broad spectrum of clients ranging in age from 16 and above, offering individual, couples, and family therapy.
I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients, helping each to develop the specific and unique tools necessary to cultivate a more satisfying and fulfilling life. My approach is to first actively listen, gaining a thorough understanding of the history of the situation and symptoms, the presenting challenges, and any other influences such as family history, cultural or racial factors, chronic illness, and economic stressors. We will then work together to identify treatment goals and ways to reach them. I work with a broad spectrum of clients ranging in age from 16 and above, offering individual, couples, and family therapy.
(949) 694-2974 View (949) 694-2974
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Dr. Ali Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MA, MFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Children, adolescents, adults and parents often find themselves stuck in a place where they need an outside source of support, stability and guidance. The many emotions that provide us with such joy, can also cause us pain and suffering. We are sometimes looking for the solid ground that a therapy process can provide. You may need a place to find your voice, find your strength and face your challenges in a way that feels less alone and isolating. Having a witness to our inner struggles and experiences can be remarkably helpful. As a clinician, my goal is to listen deeply and intently to your personal and subjective experience.
Children, adolescents, adults and parents often find themselves stuck in a place where they need an outside source of support, stability and guidance. The many emotions that provide us with such joy, can also cause us pain and suffering. We are sometimes looking for the solid ground that a therapy process can provide. You may need a place to find your voice, find your strength and face your challenges in a way that feels less alone and isolating. Having a witness to our inner struggles and experiences can be remarkably helpful. As a clinician, my goal is to listen deeply and intently to your personal and subjective experience.
(949) 881-4415 View (949) 881-4415

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Number of Therapists in 92658

30+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92658 who prioritize treating:

97% Relationship Issues
97% Depression
97% Anxiety
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
73% Stress
68% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Cigna and Evernorth
69% Aetna
44% Other

How Therapists in 92658 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92658?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.