Therapists in 92782

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Sara Alsabbagh
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
As a Clinical Social Worker, my approach centers on cultivating a safe and supportive environment where my clients can explore their challenges, needs and goals with openness and trust. Through active listening, empathy and collaboration, I work alongside clients to identity their specific concerns and aspirations. By utilizing evidence based techniques tailored to their unique circumstances, I assist clients in developing practical coping strategies, enhancing self awareness, and building resilience to overcome obstacles.
As a Clinical Social Worker, my approach centers on cultivating a safe and supportive environment where my clients can explore their challenges, needs and goals with openness and trust. Through active listening, empathy and collaboration, I work alongside clients to identity their specific concerns and aspirations. By utilizing evidence based techniques tailored to their unique circumstances, I assist clients in developing practical coping strategies, enhancing self awareness, and building resilience to overcome obstacles.
(657) 300-1324 View (657) 300-1324
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Jaine Yu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
I have worked with a diverse group of clients with a plethora of issues including Anxiety, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Work Stress, Grief, transitions, cultural issues, gender identify issues. My goal in therapy is to try to help you use coping tools in ways that work for you. I use psychoeducation in my session to help you understand the why of.a intervention.
I have worked with a diverse group of clients with a plethora of issues including Anxiety, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Work Stress, Grief, transitions, cultural issues, gender identify issues. My goal in therapy is to try to help you use coping tools in ways that work for you. I use psychoeducation in my session to help you understand the why of.a intervention.
(657) 312-4506 View (657) 312-4506
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David McKnight
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
VIDEO, Saturday, and Evening sessions available- Anxiety, stress, depression, work/career issues? Relationship, marital, family, addiction (alcohol, drugs, internet/phone addiction, sex and/or love addiction, codependency) or ADHD issues? I can help. I have been doing counseling professionally for over 20 years and have seen my clients make significant, consistent progress overcoming whatever challenges they face. Having support from an experienced, effective therapist who can truly help can be extremely valuable. I offer support, compassion, valuable experience and a healthy relationship where a person can heal and grow.
VIDEO, Saturday, and Evening sessions available- Anxiety, stress, depression, work/career issues? Relationship, marital, family, addiction (alcohol, drugs, internet/phone addiction, sex and/or love addiction, codependency) or ADHD issues? I can help. I have been doing counseling professionally for over 20 years and have seen my clients make significant, consistent progress overcoming whatever challenges they face. Having support from an experienced, effective therapist who can truly help can be extremely valuable. I offer support, compassion, valuable experience and a healthy relationship where a person can heal and grow.
(562) 362-4482 View (562) 362-4482
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Tina Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
I am a mental health therapist who is based in Orange County, CA. I received my B.A in psychology and social behavior at the University of California Irvine. My area of study there centered on psychological and neurological functions of a person and how this contributes to each person's unique life experiences. I went on to receive my M.A for social welfare from the University of California Los Angeles.
I am a mental health therapist who is based in Orange County, CA. I received my B.A in psychology and social behavior at the University of California Irvine. My area of study there centered on psychological and neurological functions of a person and how this contributes to each person's unique life experiences. I went on to receive my M.A for social welfare from the University of California Los Angeles.
(657) 255-6596 View (657) 255-6596
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Margarita McLaughlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
My passion and personal experience are working with families with adolescents or young adults in residential treatment. My treatment approach with attachment based therapy helps families and couples learn how to communicate vulnerably to increase the trust in the relationship. Providing families, couples and individuals specialized treatment to identify the attachment ruptures that prevent you from understanding each other's needs. I also provide, parenting coaching and assessment of parental stressors to identify your multi-generational approach to parenting that is not working.
My passion and personal experience are working with families with adolescents or young adults in residential treatment. My treatment approach with attachment based therapy helps families and couples learn how to communicate vulnerably to increase the trust in the relationship. Providing families, couples and individuals specialized treatment to identify the attachment ruptures that prevent you from understanding each other's needs. I also provide, parenting coaching and assessment of parental stressors to identify your multi-generational approach to parenting that is not working.
(949) 694-3865 View (949) 694-3865
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De Vida Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, EdD, LCSW
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
I empathize with the unique challenges faced by creatives and out-of-the-box thinkers. Whether it's struggling with communication, boundaries, depression, relationships, people-pleasing, self-doubt, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or navigating life transitions, you're not alone. With 30 years of experience, I help you navigate the intricate landscape of your emotions and challenges. Life's burdens can feel overwhelming, leaving you feeling out of control, isolated, stressed, and stuck, impacting every aspect of your daily life. I specialize in creating a neutral and secure space for you to openly and creatively express yourself.
I empathize with the unique challenges faced by creatives and out-of-the-box thinkers. Whether it's struggling with communication, boundaries, depression, relationships, people-pleasing, self-doubt, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or navigating life transitions, you're not alone. With 30 years of experience, I help you navigate the intricate landscape of your emotions and challenges. Life's burdens can feel overwhelming, leaving you feeling out of control, isolated, stressed, and stuck, impacting every aspect of your daily life. I specialize in creating a neutral and secure space for you to openly and creatively express yourself.
(949) 397-6557 View (949) 397-6557
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GiraSoul Talk Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Angie. I am a licensed therapist primarily specializing in cancer, grief & loss, and bereavement. My second specialty is working with survivors of sexual abuse/violence. While each event is distinct, the profound impact on a person’s life can be similar in terms of the emotional and psychological trauma they can cause. These stressors can push people beyond their limits as they struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, chronic stress, etc. I imagine you've tried to manage things on your own but perhaps you are here because it's become overwhelming or you haven't yet found what works. I can help.
Hello, my name is Angie. I am a licensed therapist primarily specializing in cancer, grief & loss, and bereavement. My second specialty is working with survivors of sexual abuse/violence. While each event is distinct, the profound impact on a person’s life can be similar in terms of the emotional and psychological trauma they can cause. These stressors can push people beyond their limits as they struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, chronic stress, etc. I imagine you've tried to manage things on your own but perhaps you are here because it's become overwhelming or you haven't yet found what works. I can help.
(657) 206-7477 View (657) 206-7477
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Dena Amiri
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782
Life is difficult, and the goal is not to live an easy problem-free life, but to learn to face the adversities of life and engage with it. Often when we get overwhelmed we either try to avoid our problems, overthink them, or just simply feel stuck. It can be so frustrating when we have dreams and desires, but feel hijacked by our emotions, have trouble focusing, or find ourselves in repetitive patterns that no longer serve us.
Life is difficult, and the goal is not to live an easy problem-free life, but to learn to face the adversities of life and engage with it. Often when we get overwhelmed we either try to avoid our problems, overthink them, or just simply feel stuck. It can be so frustrating when we have dreams and desires, but feel hijacked by our emotions, have trouble focusing, or find ourselves in repetitive patterns that no longer serve us.
(323) 417-5890 View (323) 417-5890
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Sweta Kikani, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I believe the richest work is accomplished when there is authenticity and a sense of genuine connection. I have served clients working through a variety of issues, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, cultural identity, family dynamics, and family and intimate partner violence. I am here to help facilitate your therapeutic process, enabling you to gain insight and empowerment as you take strides to create the life you want.
Welcome! I believe the richest work is accomplished when there is authenticity and a sense of genuine connection. I have served clients working through a variety of issues, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, cultural identity, family dynamics, and family and intimate partner violence. I am here to help facilitate your therapeutic process, enabling you to gain insight and empowerment as you take strides to create the life you want.
(949) 438-5689 View (949) 438-5689
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Christine A. Colburn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Christian Psychologist who has been helping people in therapy for over 25 years. I have seen how depression, anxiety, and difficulties in relationships are symptoms which arise out of injuries or losses in one's life. Healing occurs in the safety of a therapeutic relationship where one can work through these difficulties. My goal is to help my clients identify, understand and develop healthier relationships, which leads to a sense of well-being through an interactive process. I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I specialize in working with individuals, groups, and couples.
I am a licensed Christian Psychologist who has been helping people in therapy for over 25 years. I have seen how depression, anxiety, and difficulties in relationships are symptoms which arise out of injuries or losses in one's life. Healing occurs in the safety of a therapeutic relationship where one can work through these difficulties. My goal is to help my clients identify, understand and develop healthier relationships, which leads to a sense of well-being through an interactive process. I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I specialize in working with individuals, groups, and couples.
(714) 987-9360 View (714) 987-9360
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Shellee Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS, MA, Coach
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
My motto - "Don't spend more time in therapy discussing your childhood than it took to live it!" Known as "the solution therapist," I help adults and couples find effective solutions to everyday problems. I combine Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Positive Psychology and Life Coaching to address: depression, anxiety/panic attacks, PTSD, marriage counseling, singles and dating, codependency, empath, highly sensitive person, food addiction, perfectionism, parenting, behavioral problems, ADD, grief, trauma, and post divorce issues. You are not alone, and there is help and support available.
My motto - "Don't spend more time in therapy discussing your childhood than it took to live it!" Known as "the solution therapist," I help adults and couples find effective solutions to everyday problems. I combine Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Positive Psychology and Life Coaching to address: depression, anxiety/panic attacks, PTSD, marriage counseling, singles and dating, codependency, empath, highly sensitive person, food addiction, perfectionism, parenting, behavioral problems, ADD, grief, trauma, and post divorce issues. You are not alone, and there is help and support available.
(714) 989-6991 View (714) 989-6991
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Dr. Thuy Tran
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782
Are you having difficulties coping with stress, managing conflicts, and connecting to others? Personal conflicts can elicit emotions, thoughts, and reactions in ourselves that structure our sense of self and our relationships. I can help guide you to a deeper understanding of your feelings about your relationships and personal view of yourself. I exercise compassionate understanding to help you resolve the seeming paradoxes of conflicts within your life to help you achieve an increased sense of harmony and peace.
Are you having difficulties coping with stress, managing conflicts, and connecting to others? Personal conflicts can elicit emotions, thoughts, and reactions in ourselves that structure our sense of self and our relationships. I can help guide you to a deeper understanding of your feelings about your relationships and personal view of yourself. I exercise compassionate understanding to help you resolve the seeming paradoxes of conflicts within your life to help you achieve an increased sense of harmony and peace.
(714) 515-7403 View (714) 515-7403
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Jeffrey Sumpolec
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782
Everyone needs a little help sometimes. I enjoy helping people to find their innermost strengths; their gifts, talents, and abilities that they were created with. Whether you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or just feeling stuck, therapy can provide a safe place to work things out and find solutions that are right for you.
Everyone needs a little help sometimes. I enjoy helping people to find their innermost strengths; their gifts, talents, and abilities that they were created with. Whether you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or just feeling stuck, therapy can provide a safe place to work things out and find solutions that are right for you.
(323) 475-6432 View (323) 475-6432
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Lia Ek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782
When we live in a society that is obsessed with happiness and perfection, it is not uncommon to feel inadequate. You are not broken. You are valuable and worthy of love. I help my clients not to live perfect lives, but to live meaningful ones. I am here to help you navigate issues related to everyday life stressors, adjusting to new challenges, roles, and situations, anxiety, depression, substance use, postpartum depression, and relationship issues. Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. I believe that you should find someone you feel comfortable working with. This can take some time, but it is worth it.
When we live in a society that is obsessed with happiness and perfection, it is not uncommon to feel inadequate. You are not broken. You are valuable and worthy of love. I help my clients not to live perfect lives, but to live meaningful ones. I am here to help you navigate issues related to everyday life stressors, adjusting to new challenges, roles, and situations, anxiety, depression, substance use, postpartum depression, and relationship issues. Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. I believe that you should find someone you feel comfortable working with. This can take some time, but it is worth it.
(714) 409-0741 View (714) 409-0741
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Dr. Megan L. Dennison
Psychological Associate, PsyD, ABSNP, LEP
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782
I believe that we all have a unique brain narrative and the more you know about yourself, the more engaged you can be in creating a life that stays true to your authentic self. Gaining an understanding of your emotional, behavioral, and cognitive narrative can provide insights about your work/career development, learning, relationships, and beyond. Assessment allows you to understand your strengths and weaknesses and better understand how your brain processes information. Similarly, therapy is an experience that allows you to expand your knowledge base, skillset, and understanding of your world.
I believe that we all have a unique brain narrative and the more you know about yourself, the more engaged you can be in creating a life that stays true to your authentic self. Gaining an understanding of your emotional, behavioral, and cognitive narrative can provide insights about your work/career development, learning, relationships, and beyond. Assessment allows you to understand your strengths and weaknesses and better understand how your brain processes information. Similarly, therapy is an experience that allows you to expand your knowledge base, skillset, and understanding of your world.
(714) 598-2420 View (714) 598-2420
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Barry C Ross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782
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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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782
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.
(949) 407-5679 View (949) 407-5679
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782
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.
(949) 649-8350 View (949) 649-8350
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Sufi Farkhan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Tustin, CA 92782  (Online Only)
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Dr. Sufi specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her role as a therapist is to guide you toward finding that balance within yourself. We will explore how your thoughts, emotions, body, childhood experiences, relationships, genetics, and current environment are contributing to your distress and healing.
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Dr. Sufi specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her role as a therapist is to guide you toward finding that balance within yourself. We will explore how your thoughts, emotions, body, childhood experiences, relationships, genetics, and current environment are contributing to your distress and healing.
(310) 589-3561 View (310) 589-3561
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Cristina Minchala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RPT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Tustin, CA 92782
Are you a parent struggling to have a better relationship with your child? Are you, or someone else (teachers, family) worried about your child's behavior? Are you or your family going through a difficult time? If so, you need a therapist with experience working with children, teens, and families. I am a Bilingual (Spanish) licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience specializing in working with children from ages 2 to 21. I have worked with children and their families dealing with a variety of issues including learning difficulties, ADHD, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, and loss.
Are you a parent struggling to have a better relationship with your child? Are you, or someone else (teachers, family) worried about your child's behavior? Are you or your family going through a difficult time? If so, you need a therapist with experience working with children, teens, and families. I am a Bilingual (Spanish) licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience specializing in working with children from ages 2 to 21. I have worked with children and their families dealing with a variety of issues including learning difficulties, ADHD, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, and loss.
(855) 288-9308 View (855) 288-9308

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Number of Therapists in 92782

70+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 92782 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Cigna and Evernorth
61% Aetna
53% Optum

How Therapists in 92782 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92782?

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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.