Therapists in 93420

Photo of Andrea Bey, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93420, CA
Andrea Bey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
You're a smart woman, consumed by anxiety and stress. On the bad days, you feel like you're fighting a losing battle against yourself. Your relentless efforts to please others come at the cost of your health and well-being. You desperately want to drop the mask and be yourself, but you're terrified that if they truly know you, they will reject you. Part of you worries that you'll be held back by anxiety, stress, and your past forever, while another part of you believes that relief and a better life are possible. You know something needs to change, but you're unsure of where to start.
You're a smart woman, consumed by anxiety and stress. On the bad days, you feel like you're fighting a losing battle against yourself. Your relentless efforts to please others come at the cost of your health and well-being. You desperately want to drop the mask and be yourself, but you're terrified that if they truly know you, they will reject you. Part of you worries that you'll be held back by anxiety, stress, and your past forever, while another part of you believes that relief and a better life are possible. You know something needs to change, but you're unsure of where to start.
(805) 360-3754 View (805) 360-3754
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Elexia Estrada
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Looking for a therapist that is a part of the LBGTQ+ community? Do you want treatment that explores your concerns? I provide treatment that validates you and advocates for your needs. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I am passionate about my work. I also have a special interest in working with people that practice indigenous healing, Paganism, New Age practices, and Spiritualism.
Looking for a therapist that is a part of the LBGTQ+ community? Do you want treatment that explores your concerns? I provide treatment that validates you and advocates for your needs. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I am passionate about my work. I also have a special interest in working with people that practice indigenous healing, Paganism, New Age practices, and Spiritualism.
(805) 519-8293 View (805) 519-8293
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Marie Worsham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
Peak functioning and success in life are holistic endeavors that impact & are impacted by all aspects of your life. I am committed to helping you identify and explore your strengths, struggles, personal goals, and values as a means to you becoming the most balanced and successful version of yourself.
Peak functioning and success in life are holistic endeavors that impact & are impacted by all aspects of your life. I am committed to helping you identify and explore your strengths, struggles, personal goals, and values as a means to you becoming the most balanced and successful version of yourself.
(805) 600-0574 View (805) 600-0574
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Michelle D Scoggins
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
Are you a high achiever, dynamic, rule-bending individual with unique challenges? You grapple with pressure to succeed, authenticity nipping at your heels, and hidden traumas. You need a refined approach, a safe space for authenticity, and trauma healing. You’re set on discovering your true self, unlock your unique gifts while healing and achieving fulfillment. You need specialized therapy that addresses these challenges and aspirations on your journey to self-discovery and personal growth.
Are you a high achiever, dynamic, rule-bending individual with unique challenges? You grapple with pressure to succeed, authenticity nipping at your heels, and hidden traumas. You need a refined approach, a safe space for authenticity, and trauma healing. You’re set on discovering your true self, unlock your unique gifts while healing and achieving fulfillment. You need specialized therapy that addresses these challenges and aspirations on your journey to self-discovery and personal growth.
(805) 360-4457 View (805) 360-4457
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Holly Whall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Have you outgrown some aspect of your current life and either longing for change, or had change hit you over the head? When you come to a crossroads, there is an invitation to step into a new stage of development which is uncertain, unfamiliar and feels risky. You may have a hard time trusting yourself to make the "right" decisions, and feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness and self-doubt may remind you of painful, early life experiences you've tried to forget. Although challenging, life transitions present a huge opportunity for healing and growth by waking us up out of our trance, and begging us to explore what matters most.
Have you outgrown some aspect of your current life and either longing for change, or had change hit you over the head? When you come to a crossroads, there is an invitation to step into a new stage of development which is uncertain, unfamiliar and feels risky. You may have a hard time trusting yourself to make the "right" decisions, and feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness and self-doubt may remind you of painful, early life experiences you've tried to forget. Although challenging, life transitions present a huge opportunity for healing and growth by waking us up out of our trance, and begging us to explore what matters most.
(805) 209-0206 View (805) 209-0206
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Libby Gilman-Fleming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
I am an experienced, caring therapist who focuses on empowerment and personal growth while recognizing each client's individual uniqueness. I offer a safe place to begin the process of self-discovery and inner trust. We will work together to inspire positive change while fostering more intimacy in your personal relationships. Life issues can prevent us from reaching our full potential; therapy can provide the tools needed to grow toward emotional wholeness. By accessing feelings in depth, we open up possibilities for greater self-understanding and healing. I can help you cope with life challenges and identify and overcome obstacles.
I am an experienced, caring therapist who focuses on empowerment and personal growth while recognizing each client's individual uniqueness. I offer a safe place to begin the process of self-discovery and inner trust. We will work together to inspire positive change while fostering more intimacy in your personal relationships. Life issues can prevent us from reaching our full potential; therapy can provide the tools needed to grow toward emotional wholeness. By accessing feelings in depth, we open up possibilities for greater self-understanding and healing. I can help you cope with life challenges and identify and overcome obstacles.
(949) 391-3438 View (949) 391-3438
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Elizabeth Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
*Currently accepting new clients* You’ve worked hard on yourself, to overcome loss, addiction or trauma. You know in your head that you’re a good person…but your head hasn’t managed to convince your heart. You can’t shake the nagging thoughts: “I’m a failure,” “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not worthy of love.” Your unresolved “stuff” – the anxiety, PTSD, trauma – keeps popping up and causing you trouble. Relationships are hard. You can’t really relax. Anger eats at you. You’re tired of feeling “stuck” and uncomfortable in your own skin. What you really want is to finally feel at peace.
*Currently accepting new clients* You’ve worked hard on yourself, to overcome loss, addiction or trauma. You know in your head that you’re a good person…but your head hasn’t managed to convince your heart. You can’t shake the nagging thoughts: “I’m a failure,” “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not worthy of love.” Your unresolved “stuff” – the anxiety, PTSD, trauma – keeps popping up and causing you trouble. Relationships are hard. You can’t really relax. Anger eats at you. You’re tired of feeling “stuck” and uncomfortable in your own skin. What you really want is to finally feel at peace.
(805) 618-2871 View (805) 618-2871
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Katie Zimmermann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
We are meant to work together if you are in one of the following categories: 1.) The Frustrated Adult fed up with continuing to hold yourself back from improving your life. Your mind gets in your way of believing you can create a more fulfilling and satisfying existence, and your behavior stays the same. Or, 2.) The Couple who loves each other & wants to finally ACT like they love each other, and stop the awful cycle they’ve been stuck in for years. An endless feedback loop of the same infuriating fights and seemingly hopeless & tiring perpetual problems keep invading your love and joy.
We are meant to work together if you are in one of the following categories: 1.) The Frustrated Adult fed up with continuing to hold yourself back from improving your life. Your mind gets in your way of believing you can create a more fulfilling and satisfying existence, and your behavior stays the same. Or, 2.) The Couple who loves each other & wants to finally ACT like they love each other, and stop the awful cycle they’ve been stuck in for years. An endless feedback loop of the same infuriating fights and seemingly hopeless & tiring perpetual problems keep invading your love and joy.
(805) 919-8720 View (805) 919-8720
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Ronald D Uggla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and life events begin to impact your joy, fulfillment; your ability to do the things you need to do. You may be struggling with work, engaging in meaningful activities, parenting effectively, or spending quality time with family and friends. Seeking out help and support through therapy can be a great way to help you find your way back to self-confidence, energy, and the motivation to get back to living a happy, fulfilling life.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and life events begin to impact your joy, fulfillment; your ability to do the things you need to do. You may be struggling with work, engaging in meaningful activities, parenting effectively, or spending quality time with family and friends. Seeking out help and support through therapy can be a great way to help you find your way back to self-confidence, energy, and the motivation to get back to living a happy, fulfilling life.
(805) 800-8932 View (805) 800-8932
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Brianna Larsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Each person is unique and has experienced their own set of challenges, trauma and adversities yet we are all bound by human commonalities. We get hurt, we feel anxious or depressed, we feel anger and we can feel hopeless. If you want to find joy, meaning or take control over your life, I am here to help guide you and provide you support. I am here to acknowledge the pain while finding things that bring happiness. We all need a safe place to get support when we are struggling to find our voice, figuring out how communicate ours needs or dealing with the emotional pain caused by everyday stressors, trauma or relationship issues.
Each person is unique and has experienced their own set of challenges, trauma and adversities yet we are all bound by human commonalities. We get hurt, we feel anxious or depressed, we feel anger and we can feel hopeless. If you want to find joy, meaning or take control over your life, I am here to help guide you and provide you support. I am here to acknowledge the pain while finding things that bring happiness. We all need a safe place to get support when we are struggling to find our voice, figuring out how communicate ours needs or dealing with the emotional pain caused by everyday stressors, trauma or relationship issues.
(805) 738-6594 View (805) 738-6594
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Kari Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Psychotherapy can be an opportunity for healing and transformation. When life seems to be stagnant, painful or overwhelming, a therapist can offer solace, guidance and a container for the psychological process. I have spent many years walking my own path and accompanying others on the journey of self discovery and healing. I seek to offer a non-judgmental, safe place to work through and understand whatever is causing pain in the life of the clients I treat. I believe each person has the courage and ability to overcome what holds them back and to embrace the person they were always meant to be.
Psychotherapy can be an opportunity for healing and transformation. When life seems to be stagnant, painful or overwhelming, a therapist can offer solace, guidance and a container for the psychological process. I have spent many years walking my own path and accompanying others on the journey of self discovery and healing. I seek to offer a non-judgmental, safe place to work through and understand whatever is causing pain in the life of the clients I treat. I believe each person has the courage and ability to overcome what holds them back and to embrace the person they were always meant to be.
(805) 617-4380 View (805) 617-4380
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Katty (Coffron) Richardson, PhD, LMFT, LPCC
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPCC, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Waitlist for new clients
Both life and relationships can be challenging and it is easy to feel confused or hopeless as to how to make things better. You may be struggling with individual issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. Or possibly you are dealing with relationship troubles. You may be longing for love and instead feeling disconnected, alone, and hurt. There are answers and options! I have invested in mastering well-researched, scientifically-proven approaches to individual/couples counseling that will help you get back on track! You can call or text me at 805-975-8399. I offer Teletherapy and I can bill any PPO plan for you.
Both life and relationships can be challenging and it is easy to feel confused or hopeless as to how to make things better. You may be struggling with individual issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. Or possibly you are dealing with relationship troubles. You may be longing for love and instead feeling disconnected, alone, and hurt. There are answers and options! I have invested in mastering well-researched, scientifically-proven approaches to individual/couples counseling that will help you get back on track! You can call or text me at 805-975-8399. I offer Teletherapy and I can bill any PPO plan for you.
(805) 975-8399 View (805) 975-8399
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Eileen Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
Things have been hard for people lately. You are not alone if you have been feeling stretched too thin. Relationships can be challenging; learning communication skills to express yourself authentically to your partner is what I can offer couples. Understanding your own feelings first, learning emotional language to communicate those feelings, and learning how to listen and be heard in your relationship is the basis of what I do when working with couples. For parents, I help you see your child as a whole person from birth, and assist you in becoming a confident leader, developing healthy attachments, and fostering emotional security.
Things have been hard for people lately. You are not alone if you have been feeling stretched too thin. Relationships can be challenging; learning communication skills to express yourself authentically to your partner is what I can offer couples. Understanding your own feelings first, learning emotional language to communicate those feelings, and learning how to listen and be heard in your relationship is the basis of what I do when working with couples. For parents, I help you see your child as a whole person from birth, and assist you in becoming a confident leader, developing healthy attachments, and fostering emotional security.
(562) 732-4419 View (562) 732-4419
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Kathleen McMahon
MSW, EdD, ACC
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
My practice includes working with people around career and life transitions, relationship challenges, getting unstuck, creating your best future life, leadership challenges, and college student support and success. I support my clients by helping them notice reactions and having compassion to our parts, so we can develop more choice and space in decision making and how we respond to events and things happening around us.
My practice includes working with people around career and life transitions, relationship challenges, getting unstuck, creating your best future life, leadership challenges, and college student support and success. I support my clients by helping them notice reactions and having compassion to our parts, so we can develop more choice and space in decision making and how we respond to events and things happening around us.
(831) 218-7844 View (831) 218-7844
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Dr. Elizabeth Briggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
The decision to seek help is the first step in creating the life you have always envisioned. Although difficult and often overwhelming, seeking support for the complexity of life's issues has the power to change your life for the better. My goal is to help you achieve your personal goals and create a life that is worth celebrating. Collaboratively, we will work to uncover unhealthy patterns and explore deep rooted issues that may be preventing you from experiencing a more fulfilling, peaceful, and meaningful life.
The decision to seek help is the first step in creating the life you have always envisioned. Although difficult and often overwhelming, seeking support for the complexity of life's issues has the power to change your life for the better. My goal is to help you achieve your personal goals and create a life that is worth celebrating. Collaboratively, we will work to uncover unhealthy patterns and explore deep rooted issues that may be preventing you from experiencing a more fulfilling, peaceful, and meaningful life.
(805) 261-4592 View (805) 261-4592
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Jennifer Rogez-Bandura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Not accepting new clients
I believe that relationships are the cornerstone to mental wellness. Because of this, I see my role as a therapist as an active team member in a client’s process toward change. I hold genuine curiosity that drives me to dive deep into each client and I hold strong value for each person’s story. I have found that telling your story is often where healing begins. I strive to create a safe space that invites you to face the dark places of your story, to highlight your resilience and cultivate empowerment. I am one of few in the Central Coast who is certified in Perinatal & Postpartum Mental health.
I believe that relationships are the cornerstone to mental wellness. Because of this, I see my role as a therapist as an active team member in a client’s process toward change. I hold genuine curiosity that drives me to dive deep into each client and I hold strong value for each person’s story. I have found that telling your story is often where healing begins. I strive to create a safe space that invites you to face the dark places of your story, to highlight your resilience and cultivate empowerment. I am one of few in the Central Coast who is certified in Perinatal & Postpartum Mental health.
(820) 234-2700 View (820) 234-2700
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Odette Boyd
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Breathe, you are not alone. I'm here to listen and assist you with the issues you are experiencing. I am passionate about helping people learn to cope with and overcome the concerns hindering their lives. I have learned that a better outcome is possible no matter the circumstances. I love to assist teens and college-age students who suffer from depression and anxiety. My specialty also includes the LGBTQ community (helping parents and teens cope), adult depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. Christian counseling is also a path I offer for those seeking a Faith-led path. Let's start this new experience now! You've got this!
Breathe, you are not alone. I'm here to listen and assist you with the issues you are experiencing. I am passionate about helping people learn to cope with and overcome the concerns hindering their lives. I have learned that a better outcome is possible no matter the circumstances. I love to assist teens and college-age students who suffer from depression and anxiety. My specialty also includes the LGBTQ community (helping parents and teens cope), adult depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. Christian counseling is also a path I offer for those seeking a Faith-led path. Let's start this new experience now! You've got this!
(760) 616-5820 View (760) 616-5820
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Kristy Barrette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 85749
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
What is it to exist in the current age? It sure can be hard, exhausting, and lonely at times. Perhaps that is why you're here. My name is Kristy Barrette (she/her). As a clinician, I believe that you have the ability to grow, learn, and better understand yourself and your loved ones. With this understanding, you can create meaningful changes that align with your needs and values. My role is to walk alongside you to help pave the way to more meaningful connections, more effective communication, healthier boundaries, increased safety, and an overall greater sense of well-being.
What is it to exist in the current age? It sure can be hard, exhausting, and lonely at times. Perhaps that is why you're here. My name is Kristy Barrette (she/her). As a clinician, I believe that you have the ability to grow, learn, and better understand yourself and your loved ones. With this understanding, you can create meaningful changes that align with your needs and values. My role is to walk alongside you to help pave the way to more meaningful connections, more effective communication, healthier boundaries, increased safety, and an overall greater sense of well-being.
(805) 410-8263 View (805) 410-8263
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Valerie Harris-Reamer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420  (Online Only)
Do you turn to food, alcohol, or drugs to deal with feeling lonely or rejected, or to cope with added stress and anxiety? Have you lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life? Do you feel fear stricken, even in the “comfort” of your own home? Do you feel like there are so many things to manage and your forever growing “to do list” leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed? I work with women who have experienced tough stuff in their childhood and feel like they have lost their way. Sometimes we turn to food, alcohol, and drugs or, we withdraw from friends and family, just to cope. Does this sound like you?
Do you turn to food, alcohol, or drugs to deal with feeling lonely or rejected, or to cope with added stress and anxiety? Have you lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life? Do you feel fear stricken, even in the “comfort” of your own home? Do you feel like there are so many things to manage and your forever growing “to do list” leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed? I work with women who have experienced tough stuff in their childhood and feel like they have lost their way. Sometimes we turn to food, alcohol, and drugs or, we withdraw from friends and family, just to cope. Does this sound like you?
(805) 519-8716 View (805) 519-8716
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Brittany Boveé
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Sometimes life, our feelings, and our minds can become overwhelming. Many of us have been through things that make it difficult to understand our own thoughts and actions. My vast experience with a broad spectrum of human challenges has led me to develop a keen intuition. I am a Neurodiversity affirming therapist and I strive to connect with my clients' inner world. Many clients tell me that they feel like I am "the first person that really understands" them. Working together, I will endeavor to accurately conceptualize the various aspects of your life in order to increase self awareness and maximize personal growth.
Sometimes life, our feelings, and our minds can become overwhelming. Many of us have been through things that make it difficult to understand our own thoughts and actions. My vast experience with a broad spectrum of human challenges has led me to develop a keen intuition. I am a Neurodiversity affirming therapist and I strive to connect with my clients' inner world. Many clients tell me that they feel like I am "the first person that really understands" them. Working together, I will endeavor to accurately conceptualize the various aspects of your life in order to increase self awareness and maximize personal growth.
(424) 343-2029 View (424) 343-2029

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Number of Therapists in 93420

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93420 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
93% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
76% Coping Skills
71% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Other
35% Aetna
29% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 93420 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93420?

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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.