Therapists in 93307

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Elizabeth Waissman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
My name is Elizabeth (Liz) Waissman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have worked in many different settings over the last 20 years as a Clinician, both with individuals and couples. I have worked in various settings, with Individuals who have experienced a variety of personal issues such as Depression/Anxiety, Stress, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Workplace issues, coping with change, Relationship issues and Aging issues. My approach to therapy is a client centered approach, and solution focused therapy, in other words, we will start where you are, right now.
My name is Elizabeth (Liz) Waissman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have worked in many different settings over the last 20 years as a Clinician, both with individuals and couples. I have worked in various settings, with Individuals who have experienced a variety of personal issues such as Depression/Anxiety, Stress, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Workplace issues, coping with change, Relationship issues and Aging issues. My approach to therapy is a client centered approach, and solution focused therapy, in other words, we will start where you are, right now.
(661) 438-0298 View (661) 438-0298
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Jessica Mohan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Hi! I'm Jessica Mohan, LCSW. Over the 8 years I've been in practice, I have developed an allied approach to therapy. I believe that progress toward mental health goals is most effective when the client and therapist are equal partners throughout the process, including goal setting, information sharing, and treatment evaluation. I find that being open to change, transparent about thoughts and feelings, and accountable for actions supports an allied approach best. When these factors are in place, I have found success in addressing anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation with clients.
Hi! I'm Jessica Mohan, LCSW. Over the 8 years I've been in practice, I have developed an allied approach to therapy. I believe that progress toward mental health goals is most effective when the client and therapist are equal partners throughout the process, including goal setting, information sharing, and treatment evaluation. I find that being open to change, transparent about thoughts and feelings, and accountable for actions supports an allied approach best. When these factors are in place, I have found success in addressing anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation with clients.
(661) 486-4853 View (661) 486-4853
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Mashallah Shakur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
My name is Mashallah "Marsha" Shakur. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, based in in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults of all ages, with a particular focus on seniors and younger adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression and grief and loss, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy to address the concerns presented by my clients and assist them in progressing towards their goals.
My name is Mashallah "Marsha" Shakur. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, based in in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults of all ages, with a particular focus on seniors and younger adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression and grief and loss, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy to address the concerns presented by my clients and assist them in progressing towards their goals.
(661) 384-6056 View (661) 384-6056
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Catherine Spears
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Hi there, I’m Catherine! My name is Catherine Spears, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Visalia, California, and work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adult individuals and couples and have extensive experience working with substance abuse, traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based therapy, and Emotionally Focused therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
Hi there, I’m Catherine! My name is Catherine Spears, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Visalia, California, and work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adult individuals and couples and have extensive experience working with substance abuse, traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based therapy, and Emotionally Focused therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
(661) 441-3359 View (661) 441-3359
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Baylee Griggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
The journey of therapy may not be easy, but as a therapist I hope to provide you with the courage, support, and skills it takes to meet your therapeutic goals. I have experience working with children, young adults and families that have experienced trauma, relationship issues, parenting struggles, depression, and anxiety. To address these difficulties, I utilize an integrative practice approach as every individual has experienced life in their own unique way. I look forward to joining you through this process.
The journey of therapy may not be easy, but as a therapist I hope to provide you with the courage, support, and skills it takes to meet your therapeutic goals. I have experience working with children, young adults and families that have experienced trauma, relationship issues, parenting struggles, depression, and anxiety. To address these difficulties, I utilize an integrative practice approach as every individual has experienced life in their own unique way. I look forward to joining you through this process.
(661) 443-3193 View (661) 443-3193
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Gianna Heatherly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Hi there, I'm Gianna! My goal as a therapist is to create a therapeutic foundation to work collaboratively with my client(s) to assist them in reaching their personal goals for change, growth, and healing. I use many skills to promote a safe environment to allow individuals to reach their potential self-worth. It is my hope to guide each client to reach their full potential so that they can overcome any challenge they may be experiencing.
Hi there, I'm Gianna! My goal as a therapist is to create a therapeutic foundation to work collaboratively with my client(s) to assist them in reaching their personal goals for change, growth, and healing. I use many skills to promote a safe environment to allow individuals to reach their potential self-worth. It is my hope to guide each client to reach their full potential so that they can overcome any challenge they may be experiencing.
(661) 927-0873 View (661) 927-0873
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Andrea Dimas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Hi, I'm Andrea Dimas, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California. If you find yourself struggling to complete tasks, find motivation and purpose, adjust to intentional and unexpected transitions, and build or maintain healthy relationships, then I am here to nurture, guide, and challenge you!
Hi, I'm Andrea Dimas, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California. If you find yourself struggling to complete tasks, find motivation and purpose, adjust to intentional and unexpected transitions, and build or maintain healthy relationships, then I am here to nurture, guide, and challenge you!
(661) 271-5700 View (661) 271-5700
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Hector Barajas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
My name is Hector Barajas, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and families meet their full potential. I work with children and teens who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, defiance, anger, depression and social-emotional challenges. My expertise lies in working with children, and teen/adolescents who suffer from depression, anxiety, anger and defiance. I specialize in treating adolescents and juveniles in a group setting.
My name is Hector Barajas, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and families meet their full potential. I work with children and teens who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, defiance, anger, depression and social-emotional challenges. My expertise lies in working with children, and teen/adolescents who suffer from depression, anxiety, anger and defiance. I specialize in treating adolescents and juveniles in a group setting.
(661) 690-2208 View (661) 690-2208
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Elizabeth Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Hello, I'm Elizabeth Phillips, LCSW, a compassionate and dedicated therapist committed to creating a supportive space for your personal growth and well-being. With expertise in working with both teens and the elderly, I bring a client-centered approach, drawing from various therapeutic modalities to tailor our sessions to your unique needs and goals. I look forward to collaborating with you on your journey towards positive change and resilience. I approach therapy with a client-centered and strengths-based perspective. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts and emotions.
Hello, I'm Elizabeth Phillips, LCSW, a compassionate and dedicated therapist committed to creating a supportive space for your personal growth and well-being. With expertise in working with both teens and the elderly, I bring a client-centered approach, drawing from various therapeutic modalities to tailor our sessions to your unique needs and goals. I look forward to collaborating with you on your journey towards positive change and resilience. I approach therapy with a client-centered and strengths-based perspective. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts and emotions.
(661) 768-1730 View (661) 768-1730
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Barby Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93307  (Online Only)
Hello there, and welcome! If you’re here it’s because you’re searching for more and I want to first credit the bravery in that search. This whole ‘life thing’ is weird and difficult. It’s okay that we sometimes feel lost, afraid, angry, or hopeless with ourselves or all the moving parts around us. It’s okay that we don’t always understand our own feelings or thoughts or needs. And it is absolutely okay to need some support sometimes, and I’m humbled to be that support. In my time as a therapist (and my time in therapy) I have seen the process awaken a wisdom, and strength, and healing capacity that we don’t yet know is there.
Hello there, and welcome! If you’re here it’s because you’re searching for more and I want to first credit the bravery in that search. This whole ‘life thing’ is weird and difficult. It’s okay that we sometimes feel lost, afraid, angry, or hopeless with ourselves or all the moving parts around us. It’s okay that we don’t always understand our own feelings or thoughts or needs. And it is absolutely okay to need some support sometimes, and I’m humbled to be that support. In my time as a therapist (and my time in therapy) I have seen the process awaken a wisdom, and strength, and healing capacity that we don’t yet know is there.
(661) 493-8861 View (661) 493-8861
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Kiah Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes working with women and children. With a strong sense of compassion and counseling skills, a space is created that leads to successful treatment outcomes and a transformative therapeutic experience. This is because I acknowledge the importance of healing as women in effort to create healthy relationships with ourselves, partners and children in our lives. I draw from a variety of methods that are best fit to your needs and current stage in life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes working with women and children. With a strong sense of compassion and counseling skills, a space is created that leads to successful treatment outcomes and a transformative therapeutic experience. This is because I acknowledge the importance of healing as women in effort to create healthy relationships with ourselves, partners and children in our lives. I draw from a variety of methods that are best fit to your needs and current stage in life.
(661) 451-5667 View (661) 451-5667
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Kathleen Taylor
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
My name is Kathy Taylor and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working with clients statewide in California via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples specializing in trauma, anxiety, and depression. I utilize a psychodynamic approach which means that symptoms such as anxiety and depression, typically are indicators of underlying emotional suffering that may require attention. My role is to empathically pay attention and tend to those difficult experiences as one tells their story.
My name is Kathy Taylor and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working with clients statewide in California via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples specializing in trauma, anxiety, and depression. I utilize a psychodynamic approach which means that symptoms such as anxiety and depression, typically are indicators of underlying emotional suffering that may require attention. My role is to empathically pay attention and tend to those difficult experiences as one tells their story.
(661) 403-5271 View (661) 403-5271
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Michael Brollini
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
My Name is Michael Bollini, I am Licensed in California as a marriage and family therapist, with 6 years of experience working with co-occurring mental health disorders and non-mental health disorders. It is my goal to help with learning alternative self-care activities, utilizing coping skills, and grounding techniques that could help us to function in the present moment. These are the basic fundamentals that are important through the healing process which could help improve your personal growth.
My Name is Michael Bollini, I am Licensed in California as a marriage and family therapist, with 6 years of experience working with co-occurring mental health disorders and non-mental health disorders. It is my goal to help with learning alternative self-care activities, utilizing coping skills, and grounding techniques that could help us to function in the present moment. These are the basic fundamentals that are important through the healing process which could help improve your personal growth.
(661) 689-5598 View (661) 689-5598
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Abigail Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Hi there, I'm Abby Morse! As a licensed clinical social worker, I specialize in supporting individuals navigating through stressful life changes, addressing self-esteem concerns, and managing anxiety. With a dedicated focus on action and solution-oriented strategies, I approach therapy with empathy, compassion, and a non-judgmental stance. My primary objective is to meet you wherever you are on your therapeutic journey, forming a strong alliance to ensure that your unique needs, well-being, and individuality are at the forefront of our collaborative work.
Hi there, I'm Abby Morse! As a licensed clinical social worker, I specialize in supporting individuals navigating through stressful life changes, addressing self-esteem concerns, and managing anxiety. With a dedicated focus on action and solution-oriented strategies, I approach therapy with empathy, compassion, and a non-judgmental stance. My primary objective is to meet you wherever you are on your therapeutic journey, forming a strong alliance to ensure that your unique needs, well-being, and individuality are at the forefront of our collaborative work.
(661) 690-1891 View (661) 690-1891
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Tina Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Are you feeling burnout, depressed, anxious and feeling as though your life is stagnant? I am here to be a gentle hand to guide and support you through the different challenges that arise throughout your life. I believe that every individual is unique and has a set of strengths, experiences and challenges. When it comes to treatment, no one size fits all. For this reason, I tailor therapy to fit every individual’s unique needs and use empowerment as a tool to help you achieve the best version of yourself.
Are you feeling burnout, depressed, anxious and feeling as though your life is stagnant? I am here to be a gentle hand to guide and support you through the different challenges that arise throughout your life. I believe that every individual is unique and has a set of strengths, experiences and challenges. When it comes to treatment, no one size fits all. For this reason, I tailor therapy to fit every individual’s unique needs and use empowerment as a tool to help you achieve the best version of yourself.
(661) 463-9213 View (661) 463-9213
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Marina Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
My name is Marina Alexander, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I was born in Ukraine and speak Russian fluently. I work with adults and couples and specialize in anxiety and stress management, alleviating trauma and PTSD, managing life transitions, issues related to aging, and of course - challenges in interpersonal relationships. I am also a Transformational Life coach, trained and certified by the Brave Thinking Institute.
My name is Marina Alexander, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I was born in Ukraine and speak Russian fluently. I work with adults and couples and specialize in anxiety and stress management, alleviating trauma and PTSD, managing life transitions, issues related to aging, and of course - challenges in interpersonal relationships. I am also a Transformational Life coach, trained and certified by the Brave Thinking Institute.
(661) 766-0725 View (661) 766-0725
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Ryan Thomas Juarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Hi, I'm Ryan. I am a proud Mexican-American and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am passionate about providing affirmative therapy and a safe space for all of my clients. My approach to therapy is eclectic, because therapy is not a “One size fits all”. I enjoy working with people who want to work on improving their situations. I am ready to go at a pace that is comfortable for you. If that means starting off slow, or certain topics are off the table, that is ok. If it means you would like to jump right in, I am ready for that as well.
Hi, I'm Ryan. I am a proud Mexican-American and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am passionate about providing affirmative therapy and a safe space for all of my clients. My approach to therapy is eclectic, because therapy is not a “One size fits all”. I enjoy working with people who want to work on improving their situations. I am ready to go at a pace that is comfortable for you. If that means starting off slow, or certain topics are off the table, that is ok. If it means you would like to jump right in, I am ready for that as well.
(661) 689-7696 View (661) 689-7696
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Cherie Chavez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
My name is Cherie Chavez, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing integrative psychotherapy via telehealth statewide in California. In 2009 I began counseling adults coping with severe mental illness and complex trauma, to help provide symptom relief and improve their quality of life. Having a diagnosis can feel stigmatizing; reaching out for help so you don't go it alone can be empowering. I am very comfortable and most experienced in working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression.
My name is Cherie Chavez, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing integrative psychotherapy via telehealth statewide in California. In 2009 I began counseling adults coping with severe mental illness and complex trauma, to help provide symptom relief and improve their quality of life. Having a diagnosis can feel stigmatizing; reaching out for help so you don't go it alone can be empowering. I am very comfortable and most experienced in working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression.
(661) 724-8431 View (661) 724-8431
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Rachel Page
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Hi! My name is Rachel, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have been practicing therapy since 2010 and am passionate about helping others. I help people with adolescent/teen issues, grief, self esteem, trauma and PTSD, job stress, and more. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, including drug and alcohol rehabilitation, with adolescents in schools, and with domestic violence services. I practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution-focused therapy. Using mindfulness and ACT skills, I explore the thoughts and beliefs that create stagnation.
Hi! My name is Rachel, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have been practicing therapy since 2010 and am passionate about helping others. I help people with adolescent/teen issues, grief, self esteem, trauma and PTSD, job stress, and more. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, including drug and alcohol rehabilitation, with adolescents in schools, and with domestic violence services. I practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution-focused therapy. Using mindfulness and ACT skills, I explore the thoughts and beliefs that create stagnation.
(661) 732-2011 View (661) 732-2011
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Porsche Terry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
I am well rounded, hold a high level of cultural competency, and understand the unique struggles of immigration, victims of crime, racism, discrimination, systemic barriers, lack of resources, and the impact of economic hardships on mental health functioning. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and joining with my clients to help them achieve their goals. Fairly stable clients with desires to prevent potential distress. College students, first-generation graduates, the transition of life worries and bridging the gap of knowledge and rapidly shifting social norms in a highly technological society during the pandemic.
I am well rounded, hold a high level of cultural competency, and understand the unique struggles of immigration, victims of crime, racism, discrimination, systemic barriers, lack of resources, and the impact of economic hardships on mental health functioning. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and joining with my clients to help them achieve their goals. Fairly stable clients with desires to prevent potential distress. College students, first-generation graduates, the transition of life worries and bridging the gap of knowledge and rapidly shifting social norms in a highly technological society during the pandemic.
(661) 768-1511 View (661) 768-1511

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Number of Therapists in 93307

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93307 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
85% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
67% Stress
63% Relationship Issues
58% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
96% Aetna
96% Optum

How Therapists in 93307 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
15% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93307?

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.