Photo of David Russ, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 93101, CA
David Russ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My therapeutic services are targeted at individuals who prefer the privacy, convenience and familiarity of meeting in their home or may have challenges that extend beyond a traditional in-office setting. I work with client's who face challenges impacting their functioning at home, school or in the community. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, or panic and behavioral issues like opposition, aggression, and excessive screen time.
My therapeutic services are targeted at individuals who prefer the privacy, convenience and familiarity of meeting in their home or may have challenges that extend beyond a traditional in-office setting. I work with client's who face challenges impacting their functioning at home, school or in the community. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, or panic and behavioral issues like opposition, aggression, and excessive screen time.
(805) 954-9401 View (805) 954-9401
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Sullivan House
MA
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Sullivan House is the solution to your housing needs. We offer group-home living, as well as partially supervised, independent apartment living services. If you or a loved one have been struggling to find a place to call home, or you want to help an adult-child feel more independent while also getting your life back, Sullivan House offers a secure and stable living option for you. You can feel secure knowing that your loved one is supported with medication management, driven to outpatient services/school/work, enjoys group outings with other residents, has nightly family-style dinners and always has someone to talk to.
Sullivan House is the solution to your housing needs. We offer group-home living, as well as partially supervised, independent apartment living services. If you or a loved one have been struggling to find a place to call home, or you want to help an adult-child feel more independent while also getting your life back, Sullivan House offers a secure and stable living option for you. You can feel secure knowing that your loved one is supported with medication management, driven to outpatient services/school/work, enjoys group outings with other residents, has nightly family-style dinners and always has someone to talk to.
(805) 222-7514 View (805) 222-7514
Photo of Robbie Culp, Psychologist in 93101, CA
Robbie Culp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I want to create a relationship with my clients based on trust, mutual respect, and unconditional regard. I feel that if I can create this environment I can more deeply connect with others and hope to see things from their perspective. I believe that people have the inner capacity for change, and I want to help them be more able to readily access this. This can look different based on each person, helping people move forward in a way they feel will be most productive. I also value multicultural differences and in an effort to more fully understand a person's frame of reference. I also can provide ADHD screening and assessment.
I want to create a relationship with my clients based on trust, mutual respect, and unconditional regard. I feel that if I can create this environment I can more deeply connect with others and hope to see things from their perspective. I believe that people have the inner capacity for change, and I want to help them be more able to readily access this. This can look different based on each person, helping people move forward in a way they feel will be most productive. I also value multicultural differences and in an effort to more fully understand a person's frame of reference. I also can provide ADHD screening and assessment.
(818) 423-4037 View (818) 423-4037
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Katie Karas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am trained in Family Therapy and although not always the case, therapy often moves faster when you are willing to include other family members as a part of therapy at some point. It helps me understand you in the broader context of the people that are important to you or have influence in your life. I have been married for 34 years and have three adult children so my personal experience often informs me, along with my training and the expertise I have gathered being a part of The Family Therapy Institute.
I am trained in Family Therapy and although not always the case, therapy often moves faster when you are willing to include other family members as a part of therapy at some point. It helps me understand you in the broader context of the people that are important to you or have influence in your life. I have been married for 34 years and have three adult children so my personal experience often informs me, along with my training and the expertise I have gathered being a part of The Family Therapy Institute.
(805) 639-8093 x306 View (805) 639-8093 x306
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Challis Popkey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
You can't change what happened, but you can choose what happens next. Maybe you've behaved in ways you aren't proud of. These behaviors (substance use, anxiety, depression, social isolation) are ways you learned to protect yourself from pain. This is normal, and it’s okay. These unhelpful coping skills aren't protecting you anymore, they seem to be making your problems grow. You want to change your behavior to match your values, what's important to you. You want to live a life worth celebrating. I'm here to support you in moving from thinking to action.
You can't change what happened, but you can choose what happens next. Maybe you've behaved in ways you aren't proud of. These behaviors (substance use, anxiety, depression, social isolation) are ways you learned to protect yourself from pain. This is normal, and it’s okay. These unhelpful coping skills aren't protecting you anymore, they seem to be making your problems grow. You want to change your behavior to match your values, what's important to you. You want to live a life worth celebrating. I'm here to support you in moving from thinking to action.
(805) 590-7164 View (805) 590-7164
Photo of Denise Jaimes-Villanueva, Psychologist in 93101, CA
Denise Jaimes-Villanueva
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a bilingual and bicultural psychologist and it is an honor to support those that are on the path of healing and growth. I specialize in working with people of all ages that suffer from anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, and intimate partner violence. I also work with children and their caregivers to strengthen their attachment. In therapy I introduce the concepts of how being connected to our cultural traditions, values and ancestors can lead to a happier life. “Sana”, means “heal” in Spanish. It is my hope to help individuals, couples, and families heal through learning how to live more peaceful and fulfilling lives.
I am a bilingual and bicultural psychologist and it is an honor to support those that are on the path of healing and growth. I specialize in working with people of all ages that suffer from anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, and intimate partner violence. I also work with children and their caregivers to strengthen their attachment. In therapy I introduce the concepts of how being connected to our cultural traditions, values and ancestors can lead to a happier life. “Sana”, means “heal” in Spanish. It is my hope to help individuals, couples, and families heal through learning how to live more peaceful and fulfilling lives.
(805) 212-5064 View (805) 212-5064
Photo of Jessica Zacarias, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93101, CA
Jessica Zacarias
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, I am a licensed MFT and I work with individuals struggling with a range of anxiety related disorders, phobias, panic attacks and trauma. I also enjoy supporting people with issues of self-esteem, relationship difficulties and grief. I aim to be an authentic, warm, collaborative and non-judgmental therapist and to meet you wherever you're at. I work with individuals and couples who want a safe place to explore the depth of their difficulties, reform negative thinking and behavioral patterns and learn effective coping strategies.
Hi there, I am a licensed MFT and I work with individuals struggling with a range of anxiety related disorders, phobias, panic attacks and trauma. I also enjoy supporting people with issues of self-esteem, relationship difficulties and grief. I aim to be an authentic, warm, collaborative and non-judgmental therapist and to meet you wherever you're at. I work with individuals and couples who want a safe place to explore the depth of their difficulties, reform negative thinking and behavioral patterns and learn effective coping strategies.
(805) 246-9506 View (805) 246-9506
Photo of Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean, Psychologist in 93101, CA
Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
(805) 243-1375 View (805) 243-1375
Photo of Aute Porter, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 93101, CA
Aute Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I have extensive experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, complex-trauma, relationship issues, interracial couples, and folks from multicultural backgrounds. My care work is influenced by my own experiences as a mixed-race woman, and navigating the confusion of identifying my own voice. I assist clients by helping them untangle the once helpful, but now harmful patterns in which they learned to survive, and move towards living in accordance to their needs and values. I enjoy working with those who are curious to explore their identity, together deconstructing painful messages from society to uncover one’s personal truth.
I have extensive experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, complex-trauma, relationship issues, interracial couples, and folks from multicultural backgrounds. My care work is influenced by my own experiences as a mixed-race woman, and navigating the confusion of identifying my own voice. I assist clients by helping them untangle the once helpful, but now harmful patterns in which they learned to survive, and move towards living in accordance to their needs and values. I enjoy working with those who are curious to explore their identity, together deconstructing painful messages from society to uncover one’s personal truth.
(818) 308-1631 View (818) 308-1631
Photo of Sean O'Connor, Psychologist in 93101, CA
Sean O'Connor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Waitlist for new clients
Are you down on yourself, overwhelmed with the demands of life, with anxiety that you won’t or can’t measure up to others? Are you worried, angry or depressed about the state of the world today? Do you wonder what the point of it all is, how you fit into it, if you even do? Who are you, really? What’s the real purpose of your life, if there even is one? Life transitions, crises, or problems in relationships, family, work or school may have triggered these kind of questions or feelings. Or you may have grappled with these issues for most of your life. How can you find some peace or meaning in all of this confusion and distress?
Are you down on yourself, overwhelmed with the demands of life, with anxiety that you won’t or can’t measure up to others? Are you worried, angry or depressed about the state of the world today? Do you wonder what the point of it all is, how you fit into it, if you even do? Who are you, really? What’s the real purpose of your life, if there even is one? Life transitions, crises, or problems in relationships, family, work or school may have triggered these kind of questions or feelings. Or you may have grappled with these issues for most of your life. How can you find some peace or meaning in all of this confusion and distress?
(805) 856-6621 View (805) 856-6621
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Shennie Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Welcome to my profile, I am glad you're here! I would be honored to provide a safe place for you to work towards healing and transformation. Your experience in therapy will be tailored to your needs, as we all experience life differently. As we work together to discover a deeper understanding of you and your patterns, you will be seen, heard, understood and supported. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based, fostering an environment where you can be open, honest and vulnerable. This can influence your relationship with self and others, creating change and growth in a positive direction.
Welcome to my profile, I am glad you're here! I would be honored to provide a safe place for you to work towards healing and transformation. Your experience in therapy will be tailored to your needs, as we all experience life differently. As we work together to discover a deeper understanding of you and your patterns, you will be seen, heard, understood and supported. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based, fostering an environment where you can be open, honest and vulnerable. This can influence your relationship with self and others, creating change and growth in a positive direction.
(805) 219-7304 View (805) 219-7304
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Jacqueline Beraldo
Marriage & Family Therapist, FNP, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
I believe we all have what it takes to create the life we are meant to live. I invite you to take the step of finding out what is possible for you.Through a process of discovery, awareness, and a commitment to self-understanding, there is a hope of embodying your truest self. Bringing a delicate balance of effort, care, experience and humor, it would be my privilege to accompany you on this intimate and very often, deeply satisfying journey. Don't postpone your joy!
I believe we all have what it takes to create the life we are meant to live. I invite you to take the step of finding out what is possible for you.Through a process of discovery, awareness, and a commitment to self-understanding, there is a hope of embodying your truest self. Bringing a delicate balance of effort, care, experience and humor, it would be my privilege to accompany you on this intimate and very often, deeply satisfying journey. Don't postpone your joy!
(805) 319-7248 View (805) 319-7248
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Gregory P Young II
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
You know you function well, but there is something missing. Maybe you feel solid in the tasks of daily living, but you want more. There is a drive inside seeking more depth of connection in relationships or more satisfaction at work. Perhaps you know yourself to be caring and kind, but are having difficulties with your partner, child, or close friendships. You are looking to thrive and some support and clarity is all you need to get there.
You know you function well, but there is something missing. Maybe you feel solid in the tasks of daily living, but you want more. There is a drive inside seeking more depth of connection in relationships or more satisfaction at work. Perhaps you know yourself to be caring and kind, but are having difficulties with your partner, child, or close friendships. You are looking to thrive and some support and clarity is all you need to get there.
(805) 617-1371 View (805) 617-1371
Photo of Vanessa Chin, Pre-Licensed Professional in 93101, CA
Vanessa Chin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Let’s work together to move your life forward. There are things that get in the way of living a full and happy life. These obstacles often come from things in our past, current relationship challenges or other circumstances that seem to be out of our control. Therapy can help people deal with these issues and can be your first step towards a happier and more fulfilling life. I bring compassion, understanding and hope to my therapeutic work. I truly listen to your concerns and understand the issues that you are trying to resolve. I seek to develop a therapeutic approach that meets your unique needs.
Let’s work together to move your life forward. There are things that get in the way of living a full and happy life. These obstacles often come from things in our past, current relationship challenges or other circumstances that seem to be out of our control. Therapy can help people deal with these issues and can be your first step towards a happier and more fulfilling life. I bring compassion, understanding and hope to my therapeutic work. I truly listen to your concerns and understand the issues that you are trying to resolve. I seek to develop a therapeutic approach that meets your unique needs.
(805) 420-1668 View (805) 420-1668
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Nancy R Belknap
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS-CAD, CCAPP, ACRPS
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy's 25 years of practice and experience provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy's 25 years of practice and experience provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
(805) 434-6217 View (805) 434-6217
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Daniel Paul Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We all struggle with the difficult experiences life presents, experiences that are linked to life’s pleasures and joys. We can face loneliness and loss, feelings of unworthiness, unexpected changes and the stress that comes with demanding circumstances. I work with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, difficulties in work or school, feelings of being without meaning or purpose, feeling alone, and other forms of psychological pain. My goal is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment to explore, find meaning, connect more deeply with others, and reconnect with the deepest parts of yourself.
We all struggle with the difficult experiences life presents, experiences that are linked to life’s pleasures and joys. We can face loneliness and loss, feelings of unworthiness, unexpected changes and the stress that comes with demanding circumstances. I work with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, difficulties in work or school, feelings of being without meaning or purpose, feeling alone, and other forms of psychological pain. My goal is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment to explore, find meaning, connect more deeply with others, and reconnect with the deepest parts of yourself.
(805) 429-4297 View (805) 429-4297
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Kymberlee Ruff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you HAPPY? In my 40 years in private practice I have found that most people just want to be HAPPY. Now more than ever I am think it is important to help people reclaim their happiness in these challenging times!
Are you HAPPY? In my 40 years in private practice I have found that most people just want to be HAPPY. Now more than ever I am think it is important to help people reclaim their happiness in these challenging times!
(805) 804-5355 View (805) 804-5355
Photo of Susie Adams, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93101, CA
Susie Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Whether you are coming to therapy because you are battling addiction, have relationship issues, unresolved trauma, or are striving for more balance in your life, I am here to help. Making an appointment with a therapist takes courage and is the first step toward personal growth and change. Some people come to therapy to improve their communication skills while others come to explore their unresolved pain that may show up in various symptoms such as, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. If the underlying pain is not dealt with, life can seem difficult and maybe even unbearable. There is no need to suffer. There is hope.
Whether you are coming to therapy because you are battling addiction, have relationship issues, unresolved trauma, or are striving for more balance in your life, I am here to help. Making an appointment with a therapist takes courage and is the first step toward personal growth and change. Some people come to therapy to improve their communication skills while others come to explore their unresolved pain that may show up in various symptoms such as, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. If the underlying pain is not dealt with, life can seem difficult and maybe even unbearable. There is no need to suffer. There is hope.
(805) 519-7149 View (805) 519-7149
Photo of Jesse Jacob, Psychologist in 93101, CA
Jesse Jacob
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I work with adults who would like to live more fully and freely through a brave exploration of their inner world. My work includes tending to depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Sometimes it’s difficult to stay connected to who we are or even what we want with all that life demands of us. Juggling caring for ourselves and others can feel overwhelming. I am here to help you strengthen your relationships, including your relationship with yourself. Psychodynamic and Jungian perspectives are a focus of mine, as well as offering sand tray therapy. Boundaries with one's self and others are fundamental to my work.
I work with adults who would like to live more fully and freely through a brave exploration of their inner world. My work includes tending to depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Sometimes it’s difficult to stay connected to who we are or even what we want with all that life demands of us. Juggling caring for ourselves and others can feel overwhelming. I am here to help you strengthen your relationships, including your relationship with yourself. Psychodynamic and Jungian perspectives are a focus of mine, as well as offering sand tray therapy. Boundaries with one's self and others are fundamental to my work.
(805) 699-6104 View (805) 699-6104
Photo of Allycia Souza, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93101, CA
Allycia Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
(510) 674-1117 View (510) 674-1117

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93101

500+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 93101 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Aetna
42% Other
41% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 93101 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93101?

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.