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Brid Power
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
My name is Brid Power, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) living in Chico, California, and working with clients throughout the state. I work with adults and specialize in supporting clients as they navigate anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and a myriad of life transitions, stressors, and traumas. I utilize a strength-based approach to assist you in getting to where you would like to be. I utilize a combination of therapies including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.
My name is Brid Power, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) living in Chico, California, and working with clients throughout the state. I work with adults and specialize in supporting clients as they navigate anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and a myriad of life transitions, stressors, and traumas. I utilize a strength-based approach to assist you in getting to where you would like to be. I utilize a combination of therapies including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.
(805) 262-9463 View (805) 262-9463
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Randi Beckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
Wanting support to help you feel: Less Stressed, Grounded and Centered, More Productive, Present and Engaged, Happy in Life and Relationships. I intend to provide a nurturing and empathic presence to create the space needed to help you identify, understand, and move beyond what keeps you from experiencing more profound inner peace. I assist people in connecting back their true essence of who they truly are at their core.
Wanting support to help you feel: Less Stressed, Grounded and Centered, More Productive, Present and Engaged, Happy in Life and Relationships. I intend to provide a nurturing and empathic presence to create the space needed to help you identify, understand, and move beyond what keeps you from experiencing more profound inner peace. I assist people in connecting back their true essence of who they truly are at their core.
(805) 600-8634 View (805) 600-8634
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Andrea Wells
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012  (Online Only)
am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I grew up on the East Coast and received my masters degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. I have 5 years of clinical experience. I am married and have raised three children, two of which are still teenagers. I have experience working with all ages-children, adolescents, adults and families. My previous clinical work was with children, adults and families many of whom had been effected by past trauma. It included individual, family, group therapy and crisis intervention.
am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I grew up on the East Coast and received my masters degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. I have 5 years of clinical experience. I am married and have raised three children, two of which are still teenagers. I have experience working with all ages-children, adolescents, adults and families. My previous clinical work was with children, adults and families many of whom had been effected by past trauma. It included individual, family, group therapy and crisis intervention.
(805) 303-5768 View (805) 303-5768
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Lindsey Araiza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
I passionately believe in the human capacity for growth through empathy, insight, and connection. I use a gentle but direct approach to help my clients to navigate the road to change. I will help you to examine how your life experiences, interpersonal relationships and environment connect to your thoughts, feelings and actions. I have extensive experience in mental health and substance abuse recovery, and have worked with adults and adolescents in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. In my practice I see individuals and couples, and have a strong background in family therapy.
I passionately believe in the human capacity for growth through empathy, insight, and connection. I use a gentle but direct approach to help my clients to navigate the road to change. I will help you to examine how your life experiences, interpersonal relationships and environment connect to your thoughts, feelings and actions. I have extensive experience in mental health and substance abuse recovery, and have worked with adults and adolescents in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. In my practice I see individuals and couples, and have a strong background in family therapy.
(424) 329-6907 View (424) 329-6907
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Dialectica Family Therapy/Jennifer Miles, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #108153
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Camarillo, CA 93012
Welcome to Dialectica Family Therapy we were established by DBT Therapist Jennifer Miles who opened her Group Practice in Camarillo, CA in 2018 . We offer our clients cutting edge therapeutic interventions , group therapy, EMDR, IEMT, DBT and starting in 2024 in our upcoming Thousand Oaks Office Nuerofeedback. We use a holistic approach to therapy and believe there is not one specific way to healing. We work from a team model which is particularly helpful with Family work and with kids and teens. We specialize in Trauma, Mood D/O, BPD, higher quality of life and finding purpose and meaning in one's life.
Welcome to Dialectica Family Therapy we were established by DBT Therapist Jennifer Miles who opened her Group Practice in Camarillo, CA in 2018 . We offer our clients cutting edge therapeutic interventions , group therapy, EMDR, IEMT, DBT and starting in 2024 in our upcoming Thousand Oaks Office Nuerofeedback. We use a holistic approach to therapy and believe there is not one specific way to healing. We work from a team model which is particularly helpful with Family work and with kids and teens. We specialize in Trauma, Mood D/O, BPD, higher quality of life and finding purpose and meaning in one's life.
(805) 322-3264 View (805) 322-3264
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Brittany Griggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012  (Online Only)
Hello kind soul, I'm Brittany! Do you feel like you're on the "struggle bus?" Does life feel heavy, causing you to feel stagnant, or do you find that you're constantly questioning yourself? Are you noticing patterns within your life that may be rooted in trauma that you may or may not have addressed? Are you a member of the BIPOC or LGBTQ+ community searching for a therapist that you actually connect with and makes you feel seen? I have a true passion for unearthing the power within others that inspires them to live authentically as their best selves.
Hello kind soul, I'm Brittany! Do you feel like you're on the "struggle bus?" Does life feel heavy, causing you to feel stagnant, or do you find that you're constantly questioning yourself? Are you noticing patterns within your life that may be rooted in trauma that you may or may not have addressed? Are you a member of the BIPOC or LGBTQ+ community searching for a therapist that you actually connect with and makes you feel seen? I have a true passion for unearthing the power within others that inspires them to live authentically as their best selves.
(909) 375-9991 View (909) 375-9991
Deanna Ruiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My experience enables me to offer effective individualized outpatient psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. EMDR trained.
My experience enables me to offer effective individualized outpatient psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. EMDR trained.
(805) 429-8373 View (805) 429-8373
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Eden Byrne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camarillo, CA 93012  (Online Only)
Our world is shaped by our experiences and the meaning we gain from them. Therapy can help you move towards greater understanding of your experiences and bring you towards your inherent wholeness.
Our world is shaped by our experiences and the meaning we gain from them. Therapy can help you move towards greater understanding of your experiences and bring you towards your inherent wholeness.
(805) 219-7062 View (805) 219-7062
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Anna Selena Cho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camarillo, CA 93012
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
(310) 340-2835 View (310) 340-2835
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Danielle Ramsay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I strive to enhance each individuals sense of self-worth and be a support in developing healthy methods to effectively cope with challenging situations and/or triggers. My approach to treatment is always client-centered. I value the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance, and see the therapeutic relationship as a key component to outcome. This begins with providing a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which each individual can explore their fears, obstacles, strengths and hopes. I have experience and enjoy working with all age groups, including advanced training in working with adolescents and young adults.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I strive to enhance each individuals sense of self-worth and be a support in developing healthy methods to effectively cope with challenging situations and/or triggers. My approach to treatment is always client-centered. I value the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance, and see the therapeutic relationship as a key component to outcome. This begins with providing a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which each individual can explore their fears, obstacles, strengths and hopes. I have experience and enjoy working with all age groups, including advanced training in working with adolescents and young adults.
(818) 924-4147 View (818) 924-4147
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Sherri Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Camarillo, CA 93012  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We are living in a busy stressful world. Along with our everyday lives of family, work, and children, we feel overwhelmed, pressured and stressed. My goal is to help you, your child or family cope with these stressors and improve interpersonal relationships. With a dash of humor, new coping skills and insight, together I can help you reduce symptoms of distress. I'm an eclectic therapist, which means I use different therapeutic techniques that best fits your needs, my client. With years of experience in private practice and school settings, I specialize in Play Therapy, CBT, Solution Focused, and Humanistic approaches
We are living in a busy stressful world. Along with our everyday lives of family, work, and children, we feel overwhelmed, pressured and stressed. My goal is to help you, your child or family cope with these stressors and improve interpersonal relationships. With a dash of humor, new coping skills and insight, together I can help you reduce symptoms of distress. I'm an eclectic therapist, which means I use different therapeutic techniques that best fits your needs, my client. With years of experience in private practice and school settings, I specialize in Play Therapy, CBT, Solution Focused, and Humanistic approaches
(805) 617-3236 View (805) 617-3236
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Raquel Acosta
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
My name is Raquel Acosta, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I use a therapeutic approach that is warm, supportive, engaging, and collaborative. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, empathic, and non-judgmental space where you can work through any life challenges you are experiencing.
My name is Raquel Acosta, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I use a therapeutic approach that is warm, supportive, engaging, and collaborative. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, empathic, and non-judgmental space where you can work through any life challenges you are experiencing.
(805) 790-7603 View (805) 790-7603
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Mayra Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I help clients find their inner confidence and strength so they can overcome challenges in their lives, like stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Together we will identify your specific challenges, set achievable goals, and, most importantly, we’ll discover what tools, strategies, and self-care practices will help you succeed. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches to help you find your inner strength again. This may include CBT, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I help clients find their inner confidence and strength so they can overcome challenges in their lives, like stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Together we will identify your specific challenges, set achievable goals, and, most importantly, we’ll discover what tools, strategies, and self-care practices will help you succeed. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches to help you find your inner strength again. This may include CBT, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.
(747) 326-5696 View (747) 326-5696
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Dat Dinh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
Hi there, I'm Dat! All of us need mental health support in varying ways-in order to better ourselves and better our lives. It can range from a word of encouragement to needing special mental health services. Wherever you are on your journey, I applaud you for taking the courage to reach out for mental health services. For more than 13 years, I have provided mental health services to people with severe and persistent mental health needs, such as severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and substance addictions.
Hi there, I'm Dat! All of us need mental health support in varying ways-in order to better ourselves and better our lives. It can range from a word of encouragement to needing special mental health services. Wherever you are on your journey, I applaud you for taking the courage to reach out for mental health services. For more than 13 years, I have provided mental health services to people with severe and persistent mental health needs, such as severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and substance addictions.
(818) 237-9629 View (818) 237-9629
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Jennifer Susan Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Camarillo, CA 93012
The purest form of joy in my life is connecting with others. I care deeply about fulfilling my client’s needs for trust and empathy, and I am honored to hold the therapeutic space during our sessions. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, wife, nature-lover, and mother to two teens. I work with clients to clarify their long-term goals and create stepping stones along the way. We'll celebrate successes, and work to develop self-compassion to encourage "patience with the process." I specialize in teens, groups, wilderness therapy, martial arts, fitness, and working with patients navigating medical care.
The purest form of joy in my life is connecting with others. I care deeply about fulfilling my client’s needs for trust and empathy, and I am honored to hold the therapeutic space during our sessions. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, wife, nature-lover, and mother to two teens. I work with clients to clarify their long-term goals and create stepping stones along the way. We'll celebrate successes, and work to develop self-compassion to encourage "patience with the process." I specialize in teens, groups, wilderness therapy, martial arts, fitness, and working with patients navigating medical care.
(805) 874-6875 View (805) 874-6875
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Gabriela Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
I am Luciana Ruiz, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Oakland, California, and working via telehealth with individuals all over the state. I have been a medical social worker for most of my career, and that experience has strengthened my therapeutic approach. I used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Grief Therapy to help my clients make progress. My experience includes working with people with chronic illnesses, seniors, and couples.
I am Luciana Ruiz, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Oakland, California, and working via telehealth with individuals all over the state. I have been a medical social worker for most of my career, and that experience has strengthened my therapeutic approach. I used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Grief Therapy to help my clients make progress. My experience includes working with people with chronic illnesses, seniors, and couples.
(415) 704-0384 View (415) 704-0384
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Margarita Abramov
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
Greetings. I’m Margarita. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. It is a pleasure to meet you and I am excited to know that we can work together to help you live a life you are longing for. I have been working in healthcare for over 28 years as a nurse, an executive manager, an educator, and a therapist. I work with adults and elderly. My specialty is depression/anxiety, chronic pain management, trauma and PTSD, existential issues, and adjustment to life changes.
Greetings. I’m Margarita. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. It is a pleasure to meet you and I am excited to know that we can work together to help you live a life you are longing for. I have been working in healthcare for over 28 years as a nurse, an executive manager, an educator, and a therapist. I work with adults and elderly. My specialty is depression/anxiety, chronic pain management, trauma and PTSD, existential issues, and adjustment to life changes.
(626) 263-4131 View (626) 263-4131
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Kyrr Christoffersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
My name is Kyrr Christoffersen; I am a Licensed Marriage Marriage and Family therapist. I have worked in the field of addiction collectively for over 7 years. I specialize in family dynamics and patterns to assist clients in recognizing of their behavioral patterns, beliefs, and resources that may be affecting their lives. I believe that my presence and style of therapy work best with young adults and individuals in transitionary phases of life. Often these individuals present with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and disordered eating.
My name is Kyrr Christoffersen; I am a Licensed Marriage Marriage and Family therapist. I have worked in the field of addiction collectively for over 7 years. I specialize in family dynamics and patterns to assist clients in recognizing of their behavioral patterns, beliefs, and resources that may be affecting their lives. I believe that my presence and style of therapy work best with young adults and individuals in transitionary phases of life. Often these individuals present with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and disordered eating.
(559) 821-5834 View (559) 821-5834
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Mike Delster
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, CGRS, CCTS
Verified Verified
Camarillo, CA 93012
HELPING YOU MOVE THROUGH TRAUMA AND LOSS, SO YOU CAN LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT. Maybe you've been going through some stuff lately and you've been feeling stuck. You may have lost someone, a job, or a relationship and you're having a hard time "moving on." The things that used to work for you aren't working anymore. Maybe you're clean and sober, but now you are struggling with what it means to LIVE clean and sober. Grief, loss and trauma can lead to thoughts, emotions and behaviors that surprise us. Whether you are overwhelmed by pain or disconnected from your emotions, there is a way through the places you feel stuck.
HELPING YOU MOVE THROUGH TRAUMA AND LOSS, SO YOU CAN LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT. Maybe you've been going through some stuff lately and you've been feeling stuck. You may have lost someone, a job, or a relationship and you're having a hard time "moving on." The things that used to work for you aren't working anymore. Maybe you're clean and sober, but now you are struggling with what it means to LIVE clean and sober. Grief, loss and trauma can lead to thoughts, emotions and behaviors that surprise us. Whether you are overwhelmed by pain or disconnected from your emotions, there is a way through the places you feel stuck.
(805) 590-7851 View (805) 590-7851
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Barbara C Freie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Camarillo, CA 93012
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you in search of a compassionate listener? Someone to support your journey? Let's see if we are a a good fit. I can help you retrieve lost parts of self resulting in a more rewarding life, and resolving emotional trauma that may be interfering with your present. Together, we might access dreams, expressive arts, EMDR, metaphor, movement, mindfulness and mythology, as we journey together through your process. My goal is to collaborate with you to set reachable goals, being with you in the process. I look forward to walking with you through the steps of your journey.
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you in search of a compassionate listener? Someone to support your journey? Let's see if we are a a good fit. I can help you retrieve lost parts of self resulting in a more rewarding life, and resolving emotional trauma that may be interfering with your present. Together, we might access dreams, expressive arts, EMDR, metaphor, movement, mindfulness and mythology, as we journey together through your process. My goal is to collaborate with you to set reachable goals, being with you in the process. I look forward to walking with you through the steps of your journey.
(805) 308-6346 View (805) 308-6346

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93012

80+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 93012 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
57% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Optum
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 93012 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93012?

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.