Photo of Stephanie Davis, Psychologist in 92690, CA
Stephanie Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690  (Online Only)
Anxiety can feel like you’re tied up in knots, with strong physical feelings and intense thoughts running through your head. I'm here to help you untangle from anxiety and live the life you want unbound. This isn’t about tools to distract or tricks to avoid, it’s about detangling the mess of anxiety, getting comfortable with discomfort, and living your life without anxiety calling the shots.
Anxiety can feel like you’re tied up in knots, with strong physical feelings and intense thoughts running through your head. I'm here to help you untangle from anxiety and live the life you want unbound. This isn’t about tools to distract or tricks to avoid, it’s about detangling the mess of anxiety, getting comfortable with discomfort, and living your life without anxiety calling the shots.
(949) 828-6592 View (949) 828-6592
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Kelly Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690  (Online Only)
Are you going through situations you’re not sure how to respond to? Are there days you need direction, or someone to confide in openly—someone who will ask you the hard questions? Most days you feel exhausted, not quite like yourself. You've wanted to get out of that downward spiral, find healing or discover a happier you. Therapy could be the path to where you want to be. Your days feel like a routine without purpose and motivation? get the kids dressed, eat, household chores, work, play with the kids, school work, sleep…task after task? And maybe throw in a self-help book, or at least glance at it over on your nightstand?
Are you going through situations you’re not sure how to respond to? Are there days you need direction, or someone to confide in openly—someone who will ask you the hard questions? Most days you feel exhausted, not quite like yourself. You've wanted to get out of that downward spiral, find healing or discover a happier you. Therapy could be the path to where you want to be. Your days feel like a routine without purpose and motivation? get the kids dressed, eat, household chores, work, play with the kids, school work, sleep…task after task? And maybe throw in a self-help book, or at least glance at it over on your nightstand?
(310) 340-1223 View (310) 340-1223
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Clare Albright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Scheduling sessions: My openings are mid morning around 10:30 am......................Are you struggling with anxiety? ........Let's get to work with a practical approach and focus on becoming calm and relaxed again. ......Life is too short to take the journey in a nervous state. .....I am an EMDR provider and a Brain Spotting provider. I enjoy making guided meditation recordings that zero in on my clients' personal life challenges (3 min recordings). It's time to take some deep breaths and ground yourself. ..........Are you are stuggling with depression, insomnia, ADHD, divorce, family problems, sexual abuse, religious abuse....
Scheduling sessions: My openings are mid morning around 10:30 am......................Are you struggling with anxiety? ........Let's get to work with a practical approach and focus on becoming calm and relaxed again. ......Life is too short to take the journey in a nervous state. .....I am an EMDR provider and a Brain Spotting provider. I enjoy making guided meditation recordings that zero in on my clients' personal life challenges (3 min recordings). It's time to take some deep breaths and ground yourself. ..........Are you are stuggling with depression, insomnia, ADHD, divorce, family problems, sexual abuse, religious abuse....
(949) 763-4789 View (949) 763-4789
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Michael F Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Feeling overly stressed, disconnected in relationships or just going through a down turn can be very uncomfortable. If you are struggling to figure your situation on your own, I can provide hope, connection and strategies to address current stressors as well as behavior patterns that may have started in childhood. Seeking a therapist thats a good fit for you can be stressful as well. Great things can happen when you do find the right fit. This is very important to me. I am down to earth, experienced in life and have a talent for bringing out the best in people.
Feeling overly stressed, disconnected in relationships or just going through a down turn can be very uncomfortable. If you are struggling to figure your situation on your own, I can provide hope, connection and strategies to address current stressors as well as behavior patterns that may have started in childhood. Seeking a therapist thats a good fit for you can be stressful as well. Great things can happen when you do find the right fit. This is very important to me. I am down to earth, experienced in life and have a talent for bringing out the best in people.
(949) 391-4069 View (949) 391-4069
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Dr. Brian F. Licuanan
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92690  (Online Only)
Dr. Licuanan is a board-certified psychologist, author, & speaker who treats a wide-variety of issues. Most commonly, clients seek his assistance for depression, anxiety, relationships, and substance dependence. Additionally, his M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology--field of study focused on the workplace including leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, etc., is integrated into treatment for clients needing assistance with career-related concerns. Dr. Licuanan attained his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Oklahoma and M.A. from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Licuanan is a board-certified psychologist, author, & speaker who treats a wide-variety of issues. Most commonly, clients seek his assistance for depression, anxiety, relationships, and substance dependence. Additionally, his M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology--field of study focused on the workplace including leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, etc., is integrated into treatment for clients needing assistance with career-related concerns. Dr. Licuanan attained his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Oklahoma and M.A. from Pepperdine University.
(714) 408-2821 View (714) 408-2821
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Anne Laptin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Not accepting new clients
My focus as a psychotherapist is to help each individual achieve their full potential. Whether there is a current challenge or a broader goal to create change, the biggest indicator of success in therapy is the rapport one has with their therapist. I provide a safe environment in my office, one of support, honesty, trust and free of judgment. This is essential to the therapeutic process and in the client's ability to feel safe and understood. I assist and help guide my clients in life transformations, to gain insight and to live a better, more meaningful life.
My focus as a psychotherapist is to help each individual achieve their full potential. Whether there is a current challenge or a broader goal to create change, the biggest indicator of success in therapy is the rapport one has with their therapist. I provide a safe environment in my office, one of support, honesty, trust and free of judgment. This is essential to the therapeutic process and in the client's ability to feel safe and understood. I assist and help guide my clients in life transformations, to gain insight and to live a better, more meaningful life.
(949) 383-4428 View (949) 383-4428
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Gail Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Are you experiencing some challenges in your life, my goal as your therapist is to help you work through these obstacles. I enjoy and have 15 years of clinical experience helping individuals and families achieve their goals. I work with a variety of issues and accept most insurance plans. I am a results oriented therapist, and the majority of my clients significantly improve in less than 8 visits.
Are you experiencing some challenges in your life, my goal as your therapist is to help you work through these obstacles. I enjoy and have 15 years of clinical experience helping individuals and families achieve their goals. I work with a variety of issues and accept most insurance plans. I am a results oriented therapist, and the majority of my clients significantly improve in less than 8 visits.
(949) 558-2436 View (949) 558-2436
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VCAT Mental Health and Detox Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
At VCATTRC we provide neurocognitive and brain based treatment methodologies for substance abuse and psychological disorders. We believe that there is a strong correlation between a healthy brain and a person’s mental, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. Mental behavioral disorders such as anxiety, depression, and addiction, have been linked to serious behavioral and cognitive dysfunctions in adults with long history of addictive behavior. Thus, treating such disorders and related co-occurring disorders is in need of a proper and specialized multidimensional assessment, evaluation, and neurocognitive treatment plan.
At VCATTRC we provide neurocognitive and brain based treatment methodologies for substance abuse and psychological disorders. We believe that there is a strong correlation between a healthy brain and a person’s mental, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. Mental behavioral disorders such as anxiety, depression, and addiction, have been linked to serious behavioral and cognitive dysfunctions in adults with long history of addictive behavior. Thus, treating such disorders and related co-occurring disorders is in need of a proper and specialized multidimensional assessment, evaluation, and neurocognitive treatment plan.
(949) 577-7442 View (949) 577-7442
Photo of Jill Fischer, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92690, CA
Jill Fischer, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am specially trained to work with children, adults, couples, and families. My treatment approach provides support and feedback, helping clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients to find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. My clinical approach is systemic in nature, as I view people not as individuals in isolation, but as part of a larger family system. In this way, relationships, communication, and interactions between people are emphasized. Even when working with individuals, this approach is helpful and empowering.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am specially trained to work with children, adults, couples, and families. My treatment approach provides support and feedback, helping clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients to find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. My clinical approach is systemic in nature, as I view people not as individuals in isolation, but as part of a larger family system. In this way, relationships, communication, and interactions between people are emphasized. Even when working with individuals, this approach is helpful and empowering.
(714) 489-5997 View (714) 489-5997
Photo of Maryann Samuel, Psychologist in 92690, CA
Maryann Samuel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
If you are struggling with anxiety, mood disorder, chemical dependency, relationship issues, or behavioral issues, know that by taking the time to seek out professional assistance, you have already achieved the first and most important step to improving your life. I am here to assist you in taking the next steps to reach your full potential. I provide a nurturing and confidential environment to facilitate positive growth and healing for individuals, couples, and families.
If you are struggling with anxiety, mood disorder, chemical dependency, relationship issues, or behavioral issues, know that by taking the time to seek out professional assistance, you have already achieved the first and most important step to improving your life. I am here to assist you in taking the next steps to reach your full potential. I provide a nurturing and confidential environment to facilitate positive growth and healing for individuals, couples, and families.
(949) 287-5720 View (949) 287-5720
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Arash Shahangian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
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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Elizabeth Ann Cappelletti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CIMHP, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
We all go through tough times in life and sometimes need a guiding hand to get through it. Finding the right therapist can be a difficult task but one that can be extremely rewarding if you find the right match. I offer my clients a nurturing, empathetic and non-judgmental environment to explore and work through their trauma, pain, struggles and stress. I strive to help my clients create balance and develop healthy boundaries in their life so that they may find the peace and happiness they are striving for.
We all go through tough times in life and sometimes need a guiding hand to get through it. Finding the right therapist can be a difficult task but one that can be extremely rewarding if you find the right match. I offer my clients a nurturing, empathetic and non-judgmental environment to explore and work through their trauma, pain, struggles and stress. I strive to help my clients create balance and develop healthy boundaries in their life so that they may find the peace and happiness they are striving for.
(949) 281-7607 View (949) 281-7607
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Nadine Katibloo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Not accepting new clients
I have been working with children and their families for over 20 years, licensed eight years. I enjoy working with children of all ages; that is children ages 12-18 and anyone else who has had difficulty in their childhoods and is having trouble in their relationships today and anyone else which insurance refers. Basically You talk, I listen, Insurance pays ( well most of the time they do!!) I have a GREAT sense of humor and use it often. I AM NOT TAKING ANY NEW CLIENT AT THIS TIME
I have been working with children and their families for over 20 years, licensed eight years. I enjoy working with children of all ages; that is children ages 12-18 and anyone else who has had difficulty in their childhoods and is having trouble in their relationships today and anyone else which insurance refers. Basically You talk, I listen, Insurance pays ( well most of the time they do!!) I have a GREAT sense of humor and use it often. I AM NOT TAKING ANY NEW CLIENT AT THIS TIME
(949) 242-9741 View (949) 242-9741
Photo of Ginny Liwanpo, Psychologist in 92690, CA
Ginny Liwanpo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
There will be instances when you feel "stuck" or experience suffering. The time is now to invest in yourself. Guidance from a professional outside of the current situation may provide necessary support to alleviate distress and find your path with a more informed perspective. I offer a warm and safe environment in which to explore areas of concern and strength. With over two decades of experience, I have treated issues not limited to: anxiety, co-dependency, recovery, life transitions, chronic illness, abuse, childhood disorders, divorce, co-parenting, and depression.
There will be instances when you feel "stuck" or experience suffering. The time is now to invest in yourself. Guidance from a professional outside of the current situation may provide necessary support to alleviate distress and find your path with a more informed perspective. I offer a warm and safe environment in which to explore areas of concern and strength. With over two decades of experience, I have treated issues not limited to: anxiety, co-dependency, recovery, life transitions, chronic illness, abuse, childhood disorders, divorce, co-parenting, and depression.
(310) 896-5927 View (310) 896-5927
Photo of Cory Ball, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92690, CA
Cory Ball
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Life poses many challenges and seasons for us all and most of the time we are able to take control of these situations in a healthy manner and move forward. However, sometimes we are unexpectedly troubled by our experiences and need help navigating beyond them. It is with these moments that therapy can offer insight into the cause, objective feedback, and treatment that will help you to move forward in a happy and healthy way.
Life poses many challenges and seasons for us all and most of the time we are able to take control of these situations in a healthy manner and move forward. However, sometimes we are unexpectedly troubled by our experiences and need help navigating beyond them. It is with these moments that therapy can offer insight into the cause, objective feedback, and treatment that will help you to move forward in a happy and healthy way.
(949) 536-7324 View (949) 536-7324
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Walk Intuit Inc.
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Are you looking for a therapist who really understands your needs? Are you looking for more than just talk therapy? At Walk Intuit we approach therapy with a focus on mind, body, and spirit. We believe that each individual's story is unique and meaningful. We work with you to creating a healing and safe environment that is unique to your individual needs. We will help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We specialize in working with individuals seeking more than traditional therapy offers and will match you with the right therapist at our practice. Your journey towards finding a greater sense of inner peace begins now!
Are you looking for a therapist who really understands your needs? Are you looking for more than just talk therapy? At Walk Intuit we approach therapy with a focus on mind, body, and spirit. We believe that each individual's story is unique and meaningful. We work with you to creating a healing and safe environment that is unique to your individual needs. We will help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We specialize in working with individuals seeking more than traditional therapy offers and will match you with the right therapist at our practice. Your journey towards finding a greater sense of inner peace begins now!
(949) 828-3627 View (949) 828-3627
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Kyle Patterson
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690  (Online Only)
You are not broken or in need of fixing, you are just stuck. What you may feel is a hopeless situation is just an obstacle, something workable that can be navigated and used as a strength later down the road. Everyone’s obstacles look different but each is a step toward achieving peace. Whether we realize it or not many of our obstacles originate from trauma we have encountered. Why can’t we just navigate our obstacles on our own? Because, for many different reasons we aren’t equipped, through no fault of our own, with the tools needed to do so.
You are not broken or in need of fixing, you are just stuck. What you may feel is a hopeless situation is just an obstacle, something workable that can be navigated and used as a strength later down the road. Everyone’s obstacles look different but each is a step toward achieving peace. Whether we realize it or not many of our obstacles originate from trauma we have encountered. Why can’t we just navigate our obstacles on our own? Because, for many different reasons we aren’t equipped, through no fault of our own, with the tools needed to do so.
(424) 287-4672 View (424) 287-4672
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Katie Schaffer
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
I am currently accepting new clients. Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery & renewal by unlocking your inner strength, embracing authenticity, overcoming challenges, & rediscovering joy? I empower my clients to live authentically, be vulnerable, and demonstrate resilience by sharing their story. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, & families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, codependency, relationship difficulties, life transitions, grief, & burnout. I support my clients to help them understand their unique strengths & abilities to restore hope & healing.
I am currently accepting new clients. Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery & renewal by unlocking your inner strength, embracing authenticity, overcoming challenges, & rediscovering joy? I empower my clients to live authentically, be vulnerable, and demonstrate resilience by sharing their story. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, & families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, codependency, relationship difficulties, life transitions, grief, & burnout. I support my clients to help them understand their unique strengths & abilities to restore hope & healing.
(949) 776-1624 View (949) 776-1624
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Alexandra Strait
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Hello! Specialty: Anxiety, Trauma, Depression. My therapeutic approach is tailored carefully for each individual or family but no matter what I believe strongly in developing a working relationship with clients so that they may feel supported and heard in session. I believe each person has the right and ability to reflect, grow, and change. Therapy is about exploration and finding the strength in yourself. Building yourself and your environment by making needed changes. My passion is helping the individual find and honor who they are.
Hello! Specialty: Anxiety, Trauma, Depression. My therapeutic approach is tailored carefully for each individual or family but no matter what I believe strongly in developing a working relationship with clients so that they may feel supported and heard in session. I believe each person has the right and ability to reflect, grow, and change. Therapy is about exploration and finding the strength in yourself. Building yourself and your environment by making needed changes. My passion is helping the individual find and honor who they are.
(949) 229-2417 View (949) 229-2417
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Walk Intuit Inc.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
We are here to help you heal! Are you needing some help navigating your life journey? We are here to walk alongside you while you heal. You are not what has happened to you. Your trauma and pain does not define you. Sometimes in order to separate from our story we must tell our story, understand it, and truly be heard and acknowledged. As your therapy team we will help you to navigate your own healing journey. Whether you have experienced trauma, are struggling with lack of purpose, feeling empty or alone, or experiencing feeling fragmented or broken. You are not alone and healing is possible! In office, outdoors or with horses.
We are here to help you heal! Are you needing some help navigating your life journey? We are here to walk alongside you while you heal. You are not what has happened to you. Your trauma and pain does not define you. Sometimes in order to separate from our story we must tell our story, understand it, and truly be heard and acknowledged. As your therapy team we will help you to navigate your own healing journey. Whether you have experienced trauma, are struggling with lack of purpose, feeling empty or alone, or experiencing feeling fragmented or broken. You are not alone and healing is possible! In office, outdoors or with horses.
(949) 990-6655 View (949) 990-6655

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92690

20+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92690 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Coping Skills
85% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Grief

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92690 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92690?

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.