Photo of Dr. Thuy Tran, Psychologist in 92840, CA
Dr. Thuy Tran
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
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.
(657) 286-7029 View (657) 286-7029
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Javon Kemp
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hello, My name is Javon Kemp and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 12 years in the mental health field. I would consider it an honor to join you in your process of recovering the pieces of your life that were lost or misplaced during the shuffle. I have a passion for working with individuals who have challenges in the areas of anxiety, relationships, depression, trauma, anger, coaching, and communication. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental, genuine, and compassionate environment that will be conducive for the development of coping strategies that will yield residual positive results.
Hello, My name is Javon Kemp and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 12 years in the mental health field. I would consider it an honor to join you in your process of recovering the pieces of your life that were lost or misplaced during the shuffle. I have a passion for working with individuals who have challenges in the areas of anxiety, relationships, depression, trauma, anger, coaching, and communication. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental, genuine, and compassionate environment that will be conducive for the development of coping strategies that will yield residual positive results.
(714) 733-1632 View (714) 733-1632
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Liisa Beckman
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
I believe everyone deserves a safe place to share life’s challenges, and I enjoy working together with a client to sort out those challenges and achieve goals. Seeking growth through vulnerability and identifying strengths guides my practice.
I believe everyone deserves a safe place to share life’s challenges, and I enjoy working together with a client to sort out those challenges and achieve goals. Seeking growth through vulnerability and identifying strengths guides my practice.
(714) 793-0521 View (714) 793-0521
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Teri Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hello, my name is Teri Martin, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I provide services for ages 12 throughout the adult life span. My specialties are stress, anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, relationship issues, and self-esteem. My clinical approaches consist of an Eclectic form of therapy that includes Gestalt Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Hello, my name is Teri Martin, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I provide services for ages 12 throughout the adult life span. My specialties are stress, anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, relationship issues, and self-esteem. My clinical approaches consist of an Eclectic form of therapy that includes Gestalt Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy.
(510) 380-7649 View (510) 380-7649
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Sarah Burkle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (88866) and certified in MDMA-assisted therapy, integrative somatic trauma therapy, Ketamine-assisted therapy, emotional freedom technique, and Reiki (master level). I have also trained extensively in the areas of somatic-based approaches, trauma-informed care, ancient shamanic and philosophical traditions, and energy healing practices. I hope to support people in accessing their deepest levels of self and a richer connection with the world by identifying and healing the core of symptomology.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (88866) and certified in MDMA-assisted therapy, integrative somatic trauma therapy, Ketamine-assisted therapy, emotional freedom technique, and Reiki (master level). I have also trained extensively in the areas of somatic-based approaches, trauma-informed care, ancient shamanic and philosophical traditions, and energy healing practices. I hope to support people in accessing their deepest levels of self and a richer connection with the world by identifying and healing the core of symptomology.
(657) 530-6312 View (657) 530-6312
Photo of Dayna Garcia De Alba, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92840, CA
Dayna Garcia De Alba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hello and welcome! My name is Dayna Garcia De Alba, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their therapy goals. I have 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and families dealing with medical issues and major life changes. My approach is client centered. We will start where you are at, addressing what you want to address in a judgment-free setting. My goal is to help foster a sense of adaptability and empower you to navigate life’s challenges.
Hello and welcome! My name is Dayna Garcia De Alba, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their therapy goals. I have 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and families dealing with medical issues and major life changes. My approach is client centered. We will start where you are at, addressing what you want to address in a judgment-free setting. My goal is to help foster a sense of adaptability and empower you to navigate life’s challenges.
(657) 837-6169 View (657) 837-6169
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Reyna Sotelo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
For the past 10 years, I've diversified my professional experience through work, in a variety of mental health treatment facilities, serving several age groups from different backgrounds. I have worked in group homes, detention centers, adult reentry programs, inpatient residential treatment centers, a school district, and family law court. This multi-faceted background has provided me with a unique perspective and approach to those seeking therapy services. I enjoy working with people! I offer a quiet and welcoming space via Telehealth. I'm compassionate and good-humored.
For the past 10 years, I've diversified my professional experience through work, in a variety of mental health treatment facilities, serving several age groups from different backgrounds. I have worked in group homes, detention centers, adult reentry programs, inpatient residential treatment centers, a school district, and family law court. This multi-faceted background has provided me with a unique perspective and approach to those seeking therapy services. I enjoy working with people! I offer a quiet and welcoming space via Telehealth. I'm compassionate and good-humored.
(657) 837-5912 View (657) 837-5912
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Hieu Pham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Are you struggling with decision making or facing major life changes that feel daunting? Are relationships challenging for you, or you find yourself repeating tired habits that affect relationships with those around you? Is life or unwanted memories of life's stressors wearing you down? You are not alone. When you are ready to secure the support of a warm, nonjudgmental, and experienced therapist, I am here! Together, we can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, uncover all the strengths you already have, and discover new tools to help you confidently move forward. Let's take back control of your life!
Are you struggling with decision making or facing major life changes that feel daunting? Are relationships challenging for you, or you find yourself repeating tired habits that affect relationships with those around you? Is life or unwanted memories of life's stressors wearing you down? You are not alone. When you are ready to secure the support of a warm, nonjudgmental, and experienced therapist, I am here! Together, we can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, uncover all the strengths you already have, and discover new tools to help you confidently move forward. Let's take back control of your life!
(714) 451-4749 View (714) 451-4749
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Michelle Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for connecting with my clients and providing a safe place for healing, and building a happy, hopeful future. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, Pre-marital, marital issues, parenting, adoption, relationship, addiction, and trauma. Although I am eclectic in my approach, my foundation is CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused Therapy.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for connecting with my clients and providing a safe place for healing, and building a happy, hopeful future. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, Pre-marital, marital issues, parenting, adoption, relationship, addiction, and trauma. Although I am eclectic in my approach, my foundation is CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(657) 571-2185 View (657) 571-2185
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Amy Leigh Le Reve Renderos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Life is consistently pulling us and twisting us all in a multitude of directions. Life demands we ‘do this now' then 'hurry up and do that' and then hold on tight because there is even more, we 'must hurry up and accomplish this next thing right now!' If this sounds familiar, my guess is that you are exhausted if not overwhelmed. I know firsthand that life can often take us down unexpected roads that might feel extremely scary and intense. I also know that there is infinite power and resilience that comes from seeking help, leaning in, and doing the work that helps us cope during the difficult times and feel grounded once again.
Life is consistently pulling us and twisting us all in a multitude of directions. Life demands we ‘do this now' then 'hurry up and do that' and then hold on tight because there is even more, we 'must hurry up and accomplish this next thing right now!' If this sounds familiar, my guess is that you are exhausted if not overwhelmed. I know firsthand that life can often take us down unexpected roads that might feel extremely scary and intense. I also know that there is infinite power and resilience that comes from seeking help, leaning in, and doing the work that helps us cope during the difficult times and feel grounded once again.
(951) 498-4422 View (951) 498-4422
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Janeen Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Janeen Wilson, LMFT 43646. I am a caring professional with 23 years of experience in most life issues (adoption, family issues, addiction, codependency, recovery, moderation management) with a variety of populations including the Blind community, Native American Communities, and Kink Communities. I am a believer in Hope and pride myself in meeting the client where they are at, pacing therapy to not overwhelm the client, and creating a safe, nurturing space.
Janeen Wilson, LMFT 43646. I am a caring professional with 23 years of experience in most life issues (adoption, family issues, addiction, codependency, recovery, moderation management) with a variety of populations including the Blind community, Native American Communities, and Kink Communities. I am a believer in Hope and pride myself in meeting the client where they are at, pacing therapy to not overwhelm the client, and creating a safe, nurturing space.
(657) 837-3820 View (657) 837-3820
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Stravroula Stella Alatzas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Stavroula Stella Alatzas, MSW, LCSW, CA License: 82373. I utilize an eclectic approach that is highlighted by compassion, accurate empathy, and trust in order for clients to heal their pain and navigate the complexities of life. I emphasize a collaborative approach aimed at bringing the desired change. As a clinical social worker, I have been trained to utilize a person-in-environment approach and examine all variables impacting a client's life. I treat individuals 18 and over that might be struggling with mood disorders including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
Stavroula Stella Alatzas, MSW, LCSW, CA License: 82373. I utilize an eclectic approach that is highlighted by compassion, accurate empathy, and trust in order for clients to heal their pain and navigate the complexities of life. I emphasize a collaborative approach aimed at bringing the desired change. As a clinical social worker, I have been trained to utilize a person-in-environment approach and examine all variables impacting a client's life. I treat individuals 18 and over that might be struggling with mood disorders including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
(657) 837-3602 View (657) 837-3602
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Maria Castaneda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Welcome, I’m Maria Castaneda, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic. No. 132248) . I believe that we all hold the power within us to be successful at overcoming life’s challenges. My focus is to support my clients’ abilities to prosper and live the lives they deserve through clinical knowledge of mental health symptoms and symptom management, and an integration of previous experience. I obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Palo Alto University and I’m licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California .
Welcome, I’m Maria Castaneda, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic. No. 132248) . I believe that we all hold the power within us to be successful at overcoming life’s challenges. My focus is to support my clients’ abilities to prosper and live the lives they deserve through clinical knowledge of mental health symptoms and symptom management, and an integration of previous experience. I obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Palo Alto University and I’m licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California .
(657) 300-4375 View (657) 300-4375
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Tracy Birkinbine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hi! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who offers non-judgmental, compassionate, and safe counseling to adolescents and adults. I know it is hard to decide to seek out counseling, so I am sensitive to the difficulty it is opening up to someone new. I specialize in assisting individuals dealing with life changes, grief and loss, career changes, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and understanding the wide range of emotions facing infertility and adoption. I aim to be an interactive, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapist.
Hi! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who offers non-judgmental, compassionate, and safe counseling to adolescents and adults. I know it is hard to decide to seek out counseling, so I am sensitive to the difficulty it is opening up to someone new. I specialize in assisting individuals dealing with life changes, grief and loss, career changes, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and understanding the wide range of emotions facing infertility and adoption. I aim to be an interactive, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapist.
(657) 837-5469 View (657) 837-5469
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Emily Lynn Felenczak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
My name is Emily Felenczak. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the state of California and Texas. I have worked with adults, children, and families for over 10 years. I would describe my approach as collaborative, genuine, and supportive. I integrate various therapeutic techniques to create an individualized treatment plan. Some of my strengths include crisis communication, coping skill development, safety planning, and behavior modification. I have experience working with children, youth, and families of all backgrounds and family dynamics.
My name is Emily Felenczak. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the state of California and Texas. I have worked with adults, children, and families for over 10 years. I would describe my approach as collaborative, genuine, and supportive. I integrate various therapeutic techniques to create an individualized treatment plan. Some of my strengths include crisis communication, coping skill development, safety planning, and behavior modification. I have experience working with children, youth, and families of all backgrounds and family dynamics.
(657) 571-4713 View (657) 571-4713
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Caley Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hi there, my name is Caley Bailey, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License 124709). I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to hold space for you as you work toward personal growth and fulfillment. My areas of focus include eating disorder treatment/recovery, depression, anxiety, and general life/relationship stressors. I take a strengths-based approach and work collaboratively with you to understand your hopes and goals for therapy which allows us to develop a personalized treatment plan. I use a variety of evidence-based treatments in my work including CBT, DBT, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Hi there, my name is Caley Bailey, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License 124709). I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to hold space for you as you work toward personal growth and fulfillment. My areas of focus include eating disorder treatment/recovery, depression, anxiety, and general life/relationship stressors. I take a strengths-based approach and work collaboratively with you to understand your hopes and goals for therapy which allows us to develop a personalized treatment plan. I use a variety of evidence-based treatments in my work including CBT, DBT, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
(657) 571-3755 View (657) 571-3755
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Alice Magnusson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hello, there! I am Alice Hamlin-Magnusson, MA, LMFT, PPSC, and I absolutely love what I do. As a therapist, I am not working; I am doing what I genuinely enjoy which is learning about you and what you would like your life to look like. Please feel free to reach out to me in order to set up a free phone consultation. I believe that not every therapist will jive with every client, so it is important both that you feel comfortable and safe with me and also that I feel that I can meet your needs therapeutically. I look forward to getting to know you better!
Hello, there! I am Alice Hamlin-Magnusson, MA, LMFT, PPSC, and I absolutely love what I do. As a therapist, I am not working; I am doing what I genuinely enjoy which is learning about you and what you would like your life to look like. Please feel free to reach out to me in order to set up a free phone consultation. I believe that not every therapist will jive with every client, so it is important both that you feel comfortable and safe with me and also that I feel that I can meet your needs therapeutically. I look forward to getting to know you better!
(510) 824-8619 View (510) 824-8619
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Hieu Pham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hi there! My name is Hieu Pham, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from California, and I am here to support you through your mental health journey. I enjoy working with young college students and adults who are struggling to make decisions, who are facing periods of major change, and who are experiencing relationship challenges. I see my clients through a lens of humility where I invite you to teach me about your life, your unique challenges, and your needs as I support you in reaching your goals in therapy.
Hi there! My name is Hieu Pham, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from California, and I am here to support you through your mental health journey. I enjoy working with young college students and adults who are struggling to make decisions, who are facing periods of major change, and who are experiencing relationship challenges. I see my clients through a lens of humility where I invite you to teach me about your life, your unique challenges, and your needs as I support you in reaching your goals in therapy.
(510) 592-6176 View (510) 592-6176
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Omyda Hernandez
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
My name is Dr. Omyda Hernandez, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist seeing clients statewide via TeleHealth. I help clients navigate issues around ethnic/racial identity, biculturalism, relationship challenges, and life transitions. I also specialize in evaluation and treatment of ADHD for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in working with bright, motivated clients who are professionally driven. I bring a social and racial justice lens to therapy, exploring the impact of immigration, ethnic/racial identity, or cultural issues that impact personal and professional life.
My name is Dr. Omyda Hernandez, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist seeing clients statewide via TeleHealth. I help clients navigate issues around ethnic/racial identity, biculturalism, relationship challenges, and life transitions. I also specialize in evaluation and treatment of ADHD for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in working with bright, motivated clients who are professionally driven. I bring a social and racial justice lens to therapy, exploring the impact of immigration, ethnic/racial identity, or cultural issues that impact personal and professional life.
(714) 909-1429 View (714) 909-1429
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Christina Weyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92840
My name is Christina Weyer, and I have 10 years of experience working with a variety of clients in a community mental health setting and also via Telehealth. I have had the opportunity to help clients of all ages in working through trauma, depression, and anxiety by utilizing evidence-based practices of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, seeking safety, and motivational interviewing as well as other traditional therapy interventions. I graduated with my master's degree in Psychology in 2009 from the Phillips Graduate Institute.
My name is Christina Weyer, and I have 10 years of experience working with a variety of clients in a community mental health setting and also via Telehealth. I have had the opportunity to help clients of all ages in working through trauma, depression, and anxiety by utilizing evidence-based practices of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, seeking safety, and motivational interviewing as well as other traditional therapy interventions. I graduated with my master's degree in Psychology in 2009 from the Phillips Graduate Institute.
(619) 365-9654 View (619) 365-9654

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92840

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 92840 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
66% Stress
59% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
92% Optum
90% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 92840 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92840?

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.