Therapists in 92691

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Karen Rippy_Ind_Family_Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, , LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Introducing Comprehensive Individual & Family Counseling Services: The experience, support and guidance you need at my private Mission Viejo office or convenient online sessions, I offer a safe space for couples, kids, teens, and families to navigate complex relationships and life transitions. With over 30 years of experience, I specialize in addressing a wide range of complex issues, including student and school challenges, court matters, Trust me to help you navigate through parenting challenges, extended family dynamics, court-related issues, anger management, addiction, blending families, and more. Text me 949.521.1140
Introducing Comprehensive Individual & Family Counseling Services: The experience, support and guidance you need at my private Mission Viejo office or convenient online sessions, I offer a safe space for couples, kids, teens, and families to navigate complex relationships and life transitions. With over 30 years of experience, I specialize in addressing a wide range of complex issues, including student and school challenges, court matters, Trust me to help you navigate through parenting challenges, extended family dynamics, court-related issues, anger management, addiction, blending families, and more. Text me 949.521.1140
(949) 344-2301 View (949) 344-2301
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Denise Dunn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
You feel like you “should” be strong, coping with life and in control of your emotions, and yet you feel helpless and doubtful losing belief in yourself. You want to be hopeful, feeling joy and peace in life but you do not know how to sustain that. You have a lot on your plate, exhausted, noticing continued and growing stress on yourself and your relationships with others. Often these times are coupled with feelings of loneliness, fear, anxiousness, impatience, resentment, bitterness, feeling inadequate along with shame or guilt for having those feelings.
You feel like you “should” be strong, coping with life and in control of your emotions, and yet you feel helpless and doubtful losing belief in yourself. You want to be hopeful, feeling joy and peace in life but you do not know how to sustain that. You have a lot on your plate, exhausted, noticing continued and growing stress on yourself and your relationships with others. Often these times are coupled with feelings of loneliness, fear, anxiousness, impatience, resentment, bitterness, feeling inadequate along with shame or guilt for having those feelings.
(949) 201-9351 View (949) 201-9351
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(424) 392-7785 View (424) 392-7785
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Patricia Zielinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Whether this is your first time searching for a therapist or you have been in therapy before, I am glad that you found my profile. My name is Patricia Zielinski and I have over 20 years of experience working as a therapist treating a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders and addictions. People often tell me that the process of finding a therapist is challenging. I agree, and personally understand that finding the right person to trust to help you is crucial. Your time and financial investment in therapy needs to produce real results that are sustainable.
Whether this is your first time searching for a therapist or you have been in therapy before, I am glad that you found my profile. My name is Patricia Zielinski and I have over 20 years of experience working as a therapist treating a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders and addictions. People often tell me that the process of finding a therapist is challenging. I agree, and personally understand that finding the right person to trust to help you is crucial. Your time and financial investment in therapy needs to produce real results that are sustainable.
(714) 794-5892 View (714) 794-5892
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Harry C. Robinson
MAPC
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
We all could benefit from talking to someone who understands what we are going through when life gets challenging. But more than that, we need someone to talk to who really values us deeply and offers practical tools each time. That is why resistant husbands continue to come see me and benefit from our time together. As well as young men, women, & adolescents in various stages of life struggles. My clients quickly realize they are genuinely cared for while receiving helpful, life changing insights that transform their thinking, how they approach life. Families in Rich Encounters is counseling to help enrich your life!
We all could benefit from talking to someone who understands what we are going through when life gets challenging. But more than that, we need someone to talk to who really values us deeply and offers practical tools each time. That is why resistant husbands continue to come see me and benefit from our time together. As well as young men, women, & adolescents in various stages of life struggles. My clients quickly realize they are genuinely cared for while receiving helpful, life changing insights that transform their thinking, how they approach life. Families in Rich Encounters is counseling to help enrich your life!
(949) 694-3887 View (949) 694-3887
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Nadra Gabriel
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Working as a psychotherapist has been the greatest privilege of my life. I feel honored to bear witness to my client's pain and stuck points and be a part of their journey to make positive and meaningful changes. I am committed to providing a safe and empathic space to help clients increase insight, explore attachment wounds, improve coping and move closer to the life they deserve to live.
Working as a psychotherapist has been the greatest privilege of my life. I feel honored to bear witness to my client's pain and stuck points and be a part of their journey to make positive and meaningful changes. I am committed to providing a safe and empathic space to help clients increase insight, explore attachment wounds, improve coping and move closer to the life they deserve to live.
(949) 738-5383 View (949) 738-5383
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Mie Lynn Tsuchimoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPC
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I am an energetic, compassionate, and faith based therapist, who engages in an eclectic approach to therapy. I believe in emotional healing, emotional stability, and goal setting to help my clients navigate an amazing life. I will provide strength based therapeutic approaches tailored to your needs, and what will work best for you. Together we will develop a treatment plan that when implemented, will enable you to create success in any area of your life, and eliminate what is currently unhealthy or toxic. My main therapeutic approaches are with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Behavior Modification.
I am an energetic, compassionate, and faith based therapist, who engages in an eclectic approach to therapy. I believe in emotional healing, emotional stability, and goal setting to help my clients navigate an amazing life. I will provide strength based therapeutic approaches tailored to your needs, and what will work best for you. Together we will develop a treatment plan that when implemented, will enable you to create success in any area of your life, and eliminate what is currently unhealthy or toxic. My main therapeutic approaches are with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Behavior Modification.
(949) 787-0624 View (949) 787-0624
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Michael J. Kuhle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
All meaningful lives involve pain, there is no escaping this. Even if we cannot avoid pain, we can learn to rise above it and still create a life worth living. Life will never be unbearable due to circumstances, but only from a lack of purpose and meaning. My job is to help you look at your situation differently, and to develop a committed action plan to make the positive changes you have been wanting to. Like the Serenity Prayer says, we need to accept the things we cannot change, and have courage to change what we can, starting with ourselves.
All meaningful lives involve pain, there is no escaping this. Even if we cannot avoid pain, we can learn to rise above it and still create a life worth living. Life will never be unbearable due to circumstances, but only from a lack of purpose and meaning. My job is to help you look at your situation differently, and to develop a committed action plan to make the positive changes you have been wanting to. Like the Serenity Prayer says, we need to accept the things we cannot change, and have courage to change what we can, starting with ourselves.
(949) 200-6497 View (949) 200-6497
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Christine Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. I bring to my practice expertise in the fields of foster care, attachment, grief and loss, adoption, trauma and parenting. I have 26+ years of experience in working with traumatized youth in a variety of setting such as Level 12 and 14 residential, hospitals, schools and outpatient settings. I believe that what kids need most is to heal within their families, and although will work with the child individually believe that family sessions are crucial is building attachments and healing past trauma.
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. I bring to my practice expertise in the fields of foster care, attachment, grief and loss, adoption, trauma and parenting. I have 26+ years of experience in working with traumatized youth in a variety of setting such as Level 12 and 14 residential, hospitals, schools and outpatient settings. I believe that what kids need most is to heal within their families, and although will work with the child individually believe that family sessions are crucial is building attachments and healing past trauma.
(949) 536-9832 View (949) 536-9832
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Saadia Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you consumed with your relationship and family life? Depression can overwhelm and take over our lives. I specialize in changing negative experiences, through cognitive therapy. I teach you essential tools and reframe your life experiences by focusing on your strengths . I have a multi cultural background that helps with cultural issues related to relationship conflicts. I can work on your self esteem and empower you. I have experience in couple conflict resolution and I teach essential tools to deal with feelings of depression and loss.
Are you consumed with your relationship and family life? Depression can overwhelm and take over our lives. I specialize in changing negative experiences, through cognitive therapy. I teach you essential tools and reframe your life experiences by focusing on your strengths . I have a multi cultural background that helps with cultural issues related to relationship conflicts. I can work on your self esteem and empower you. I have experience in couple conflict resolution and I teach essential tools to deal with feelings of depression and loss.
(714) 486-0279 View (714) 486-0279
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Dr. Roxanne Cherry
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Congratulations on taking a step closer to a solution and a life you love. I'd be happy to help you or your loved ones discover and practice more effective ways to experience and express. You'll learn to honor yourself, live your truth, and enjoy fulfilling relationships. Of course, making that happen requires your commitment and effort. I'll provide safe, non-judgmental listening and proven tools; you bring willingness and commitment to inquire, experiment and practice. As an expert in human behavior, I am a gender-affirming advocate for LGBTQ+ people and families. Sessions can be conducted via telehealth, in-person or by phone.
Congratulations on taking a step closer to a solution and a life you love. I'd be happy to help you or your loved ones discover and practice more effective ways to experience and express. You'll learn to honor yourself, live your truth, and enjoy fulfilling relationships. Of course, making that happen requires your commitment and effort. I'll provide safe, non-judgmental listening and proven tools; you bring willingness and commitment to inquire, experiment and practice. As an expert in human behavior, I am a gender-affirming advocate for LGBTQ+ people and families. Sessions can be conducted via telehealth, in-person or by phone.
(949) 228-2844 View (949) 228-2844
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Alexis Jardine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC, EMDR, DeTUR
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Waitlist for new clients
Alright, I’ll say it. Therapy can seem intimidating. I’m a stranger to you, at first, and we’ll explore topics that aren’t always easy, but it’s our process, meaning we are in it together. I’m the passenger with a map, and you’re the driver behind the wheel. You set the pace. Every process is different, and I individualize each one. I’m a huge advocate of communication, so we remain within the bounds of what fits your needs best. Common feedback I receive is about how “supportive” and “involved” I am throughout the process.
Alright, I’ll say it. Therapy can seem intimidating. I’m a stranger to you, at first, and we’ll explore topics that aren’t always easy, but it’s our process, meaning we are in it together. I’m the passenger with a map, and you’re the driver behind the wheel. You set the pace. Every process is different, and I individualize each one. I’m a huge advocate of communication, so we remain within the bounds of what fits your needs best. Common feedback I receive is about how “supportive” and “involved” I am throughout the process.
(657) 224-7653 View (657) 224-7653
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Josephine Bromby
MA, MCPC
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you living in conflict between your lifestyle and your heart? Do you feel like your desires clash with your faith? Do you feel out of place in the church, knowing what's right but unable to find the help you need to pursue it? Most importantly, are you trying to figure out who you are? If that sounds like you, I'd love to be your counselor! I'm here to talk to you outside of a traditional pastoral setting. I love guiding people in their spiritual journey, and I'm looking forward to helping you discover your identity in Christ.
Are you living in conflict between your lifestyle and your heart? Do you feel like your desires clash with your faith? Do you feel out of place in the church, knowing what's right but unable to find the help you need to pursue it? Most importantly, are you trying to figure out who you are? If that sounds like you, I'd love to be your counselor! I'm here to talk to you outside of a traditional pastoral setting. I love guiding people in their spiritual journey, and I'm looking forward to helping you discover your identity in Christ.
(949) 229-4903 View (949) 229-4903
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Susan Aziz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Hi, my name is Susan Aziz! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is passionate about connecting with individuals to support them in identifying and achieving their goals. I work primarily with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety disorders. This includes generalized anxiety disorders, postpartum anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and more. At the core of my methodology lies a person-centered approach. I am deeply committed to cultivating a robust therapeutic alliance founded on empathy and unwavering support.
Hi, my name is Susan Aziz! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is passionate about connecting with individuals to support them in identifying and achieving their goals. I work primarily with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety disorders. This includes generalized anxiety disorders, postpartum anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and more. At the core of my methodology lies a person-centered approach. I am deeply committed to cultivating a robust therapeutic alliance founded on empathy and unwavering support.
(949) 881-6313 View (949) 881-6313
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Erin Hulon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Women suffering with trauma -There you are once again, holding back the tears and acting like everything is okay. Deep down you're wishing someone would see that you’re not. Maybe if people knew what you’ve been through, they’d stop telling you to just think positive. Perhaps you don’t even realize that you have been traumatized. You just know you need help because the anxiety is overwhelming and you’re tired of fighting hopeless thinking and depression all the time. I am here so you don’t have to feel helpless under the weight of these emotions.
Women suffering with trauma -There you are once again, holding back the tears and acting like everything is okay. Deep down you're wishing someone would see that you’re not. Maybe if people knew what you’ve been through, they’d stop telling you to just think positive. Perhaps you don’t even realize that you have been traumatized. You just know you need help because the anxiety is overwhelming and you’re tired of fighting hopeless thinking and depression all the time. I am here so you don’t have to feel helpless under the weight of these emotions.
(949) 522-7525 View (949) 522-7525
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Paul Gillane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
My work is solution focused. I work in the Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavioral Orientation and Family Systems to offer tools to manage our emotions and improve our relationships. Our past family experiences are important. What we learned in our family is very much related to how we do life today. But sometimes, I think, people may invest an inordinate amount of their time and resources analyzing the problems of the past. In doing so they may miss the exceptions to those problems that hold the key to change.
My work is solution focused. I work in the Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavioral Orientation and Family Systems to offer tools to manage our emotions and improve our relationships. Our past family experiences are important. What we learned in our family is very much related to how we do life today. But sometimes, I think, people may invest an inordinate amount of their time and resources analyzing the problems of the past. In doing so they may miss the exceptions to those problems that hold the key to change.
(949) 806-3195 View (949) 806-3195
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Dr. Barek Sharif
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Relationships are oftentimes the source of our pain. More often our relational pain comes from unhealthy interactions with ourselves. The catch?...Relationships are also the source of our healing. I'm Dr. Barek Sharif, and it is an absolute pleasure to meet you! As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have worked with individuals, couples, and families to develop healthy and lasting relationships.
Relationships are oftentimes the source of our pain. More often our relational pain comes from unhealthy interactions with ourselves. The catch?...Relationships are also the source of our healing. I'm Dr. Barek Sharif, and it is an absolute pleasure to meet you! As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have worked with individuals, couples, and families to develop healthy and lasting relationships.
(949) 990-5250 View (949) 990-5250
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McKenna MacFarlane
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, APCC, MS
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you struggling with feeling like you're not enough and expending energy trying to hide this fear from others? Do you have the same pattern of conflict playing out with your partner? Do you feel disconnected from yourself and those around you? This can lead to feeling anxious and depressed. By isolating ourselves and minimizing our voice and needs, personal relationships begin to suffer and become less satisfying. Have you tried to "fix", escape, or numb these thoughts and feelings.... only to realize it doesn't work, or at least not for very long.
Are you struggling with feeling like you're not enough and expending energy trying to hide this fear from others? Do you have the same pattern of conflict playing out with your partner? Do you feel disconnected from yourself and those around you? This can lead to feeling anxious and depressed. By isolating ourselves and minimizing our voice and needs, personal relationships begin to suffer and become less satisfying. Have you tried to "fix", escape, or numb these thoughts and feelings.... only to realize it doesn't work, or at least not for very long.
(949) 868-0058 View (949) 868-0058
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Vincent Nunez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691  (Online Only)
I offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care from a Christian perspective. I treat clinical mental health diagnoses such as Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and loss. My approach addresses the psychological and spiritual components that hinder personal growth and well-being.
I offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care from a Christian perspective. I treat clinical mental health diagnoses such as Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and loss. My approach addresses the psychological and spiritual components that hinder personal growth and well-being.
(949) 694-4197 View (949) 694-4197
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Kristin Kay Guenther
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDAT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
You are not alone! I know sometimes it can feel that way and I am here to say I would be honored to support you in your journey of emotional freedom. I am passionate about helping individuals overcome challenges and achieve their goals for a more fulfilling and balanced life. I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to therapy. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Together, we will work to identify patterns and beliefs that may be contributing to your challenges, and we will develop personalized strategies to promote lasting change and growth.
You are not alone! I know sometimes it can feel that way and I am here to say I would be honored to support you in your journey of emotional freedom. I am passionate about helping individuals overcome challenges and achieve their goals for a more fulfilling and balanced life. I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to therapy. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Together, we will work to identify patterns and beliefs that may be contributing to your challenges, and we will develop personalized strategies to promote lasting change and growth.
(949) 647-4850 View (949) 647-4850

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92691

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92691 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Cigna and Evernorth
68% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92691 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92691?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.