Therapists in 93433

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Yumi Velazquez-Mabray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Waitlist for new clients
I work primarily with children, teens, and adults who have suffered traumatic events. I provide an outlet without judgement, helping clients work through unresolved feelings about past childhood trauma, family conflict, and broken relationships, which can cause significant distress, affecting other parts of their lives. I will help you break away from anything that is holding you back from being the person you truly desire to be. My style is eclectic, supporting individual needs, unlocking and developing each person's potential. With children and teens, I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in overcoming negative effects of the traumatic experience.
I work primarily with children, teens, and adults who have suffered traumatic events. I provide an outlet without judgement, helping clients work through unresolved feelings about past childhood trauma, family conflict, and broken relationships, which can cause significant distress, affecting other parts of their lives. I will help you break away from anything that is holding you back from being the person you truly desire to be. My style is eclectic, supporting individual needs, unlocking and developing each person's potential. With children and teens, I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in overcoming negative effects of the traumatic experience.
(805) 429-4057 View (805) 429-4057
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Russell W French Psychologist Psyd
Registered Psychological Associate, PsyD, RPA
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433
There are many paths up the mountain. I believe that each individual is as unique as the pathway they select in life. On every path there are difficult challenges that bring questions. Why do I feel this way? What am I missing? Is what I'm feeling a mental illness? Is my brain functioning properly? Do I need professional help?
There are many paths up the mountain. I believe that each individual is as unique as the pathway they select in life. On every path there are difficult challenges that bring questions. Why do I feel this way? What am I missing? Is what I'm feeling a mental illness? Is my brain functioning properly? Do I need professional help?
(805) 262-9620 View (805) 262-9620
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Leslie Barber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LVN, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Leslie brings a compassionate, open, and direct approach to her work with teens, families, and individuals. Her primary modalities include cognitive behavior therapy, Gestalt therapy and art therapy. Leslie's areas of expertise include attachment issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression and their relationship to eating disorders. Her desire is to provide a safe, nurturing space where her clients can learn to be more comfortable in their own skin. Leslie's specialized training in eating disorder treatment gives her deep insight into the client's journey to recovery.
Leslie brings a compassionate, open, and direct approach to her work with teens, families, and individuals. Her primary modalities include cognitive behavior therapy, Gestalt therapy and art therapy. Leslie's areas of expertise include attachment issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression and their relationship to eating disorders. Her desire is to provide a safe, nurturing space where her clients can learn to be more comfortable in their own skin. Leslie's specialized training in eating disorder treatment gives her deep insight into the client's journey to recovery.
(805) 307-3740 View (805) 307-3740
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Michael Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Teenagers are at a pivotal and complex stage in their lives. There are ever changing social dynamics, stress from school, new found family tension, and the introduction to existential questioning. I focus on strengthening self image, communication skills, and emotional stability. Everybody has a unique and complex story to tell and my goal is to help create a safe, open, and therapeutic environment to explore their inherent strengths and personal struggles. Together we will utilize established techniques to support growth, increase productivity in school, fortify family relationships, and foster healthy friendships.
Teenagers are at a pivotal and complex stage in their lives. There are ever changing social dynamics, stress from school, new found family tension, and the introduction to existential questioning. I focus on strengthening self image, communication skills, and emotional stability. Everybody has a unique and complex story to tell and my goal is to help create a safe, open, and therapeutic environment to explore their inherent strengths and personal struggles. Together we will utilize established techniques to support growth, increase productivity in school, fortify family relationships, and foster healthy friendships.
(760) 621-5433 View (760) 621-5433
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Elisha Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Not accepting new clients
I offer individual psychotherapy for children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, relational and academic difficulties, or struggling with post-trauma symptoms. I am a compassionate, creative, dedicated therapist and Play Therapy Specialist. I have over thirty years of experience working with children and have been a parent for twenty nine years. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a teacher for ten years. I have experience working with children from a variety of cultures, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, including foster and adoptive children.
I offer individual psychotherapy for children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, relational and academic difficulties, or struggling with post-trauma symptoms. I am a compassionate, creative, dedicated therapist and Play Therapy Specialist. I have over thirty years of experience working with children and have been a parent for twenty nine years. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a teacher for ten years. I have experience working with children from a variety of cultures, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, including foster and adoptive children.
(805) 468-4601 View (805) 468-4601
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Lynn Marie, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433  (Online Only)
Licensed since 1999, my goal is to provide you with a compassionate, supportive, and holistic approach to improving depression, anxiety, trauma, grief issues, stress and pain management. As we work together, my focus is to help you to overcome the challenges of daily life, and support you as you move up to your next level of confidence and well-being.
Licensed since 1999, my goal is to provide you with a compassionate, supportive, and holistic approach to improving depression, anxiety, trauma, grief issues, stress and pain management. As we work together, my focus is to help you to overcome the challenges of daily life, and support you as you move up to your next level of confidence and well-being.
(805) 590-2566 View (805) 590-2566
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Megan Payer
Psychologist, PhD, RYT, BCBA, SEP(t)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Waitlist for new clients
I help people who seek improved interpersonal relationships, enhanced brain function, nervous system regulation, spiritual guidance, and diagnostic clarification. You may have experienced a loss, a trauma, a transition, or an unexpected life upheaval. My job is to walk with you in the darkness and shine a light, so we may find the way through together. Whether you are seeking an assessment for diagnostic questions, or a longer therapeutic relationship to allow deeper self-exploration, I am happy to join you in the work. I am highly motivated to work with individuals that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse communities.
I help people who seek improved interpersonal relationships, enhanced brain function, nervous system regulation, spiritual guidance, and diagnostic clarification. You may have experienced a loss, a trauma, a transition, or an unexpected life upheaval. My job is to walk with you in the darkness and shine a light, so we may find the way through together. Whether you are seeking an assessment for diagnostic questions, or a longer therapeutic relationship to allow deeper self-exploration, I am happy to join you in the work. I am highly motivated to work with individuals that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse communities.
(805) 429-4152 View (805) 429-4152
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Sally Dutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Accepting NEW Clients: In-person and telehealth services available.
Accepting NEW Clients: In-person and telehealth services available.
(805) 209-0597 View (805) 209-0597
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Joe Ferra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433
We specialize in helping individuals on the brink of separation or divorce, facing communication breakdowns, and unable to find common ground. Ideal clients have tried counseling, even within their faith communities, without success. We stand as a last resort, providing counseling and mediation to halt relationship deterioration. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive, solution-focused path to reconciliation, addressing root causes and fostering effective communication. If you're considering separation or divorce and feel you've exhausted all options, we provide hope and a genuine opportunity for healing.
We specialize in helping individuals on the brink of separation or divorce, facing communication breakdowns, and unable to find common ground. Ideal clients have tried counseling, even within their faith communities, without success. We stand as a last resort, providing counseling and mediation to halt relationship deterioration. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive, solution-focused path to reconciliation, addressing root causes and fostering effective communication. If you're considering separation or divorce and feel you've exhausted all options, we provide hope and a genuine opportunity for healing.
(805) 261-4398 View (805) 261-4398
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Jane A Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433  (Online Only)
Are you someone who lives with stress and anxiety daily? Has feeling anxious and depressed been a way of life for you? Are you troubled by traumatic events from your childhood that continually get triggered in your adult life? Are you sick and tired of living this way? I can guide you through the healing process.I am trained in EMDR and other healing modalities. I have empathy for people who feel like they haven't been able to move on from difficult childhoods'. Visit my website at www.janeahilllcsw.com to begin your healing journey.
Are you someone who lives with stress and anxiety daily? Has feeling anxious and depressed been a way of life for you? Are you troubled by traumatic events from your childhood that continually get triggered in your adult life? Are you sick and tired of living this way? I can guide you through the healing process.I am trained in EMDR and other healing modalities. I have empathy for people who feel like they haven't been able to move on from difficult childhoods'. Visit my website at www.janeahilllcsw.com to begin your healing journey.
(805) 507-2415 View (805) 507-2415
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Crystal Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grover Beach, CA 93433
There is no time like the present to get help. Maybe you’re looking to learn how to cope with current issues that are stressful or maybe you’re ready to tackle old issues that eat away at you. Old or new, I understand that stress results in depression, anxiety, persistent worry, grief, feeling hopeless and alone, and damaged self-esteem. Mood, thought patterns, relationships, and job performance suffer and can feel dreadful. I am able to help you work through stress and trauma, in order to better manage your life regardless of the root cause. Change is always possible!
There is no time like the present to get help. Maybe you’re looking to learn how to cope with current issues that are stressful or maybe you’re ready to tackle old issues that eat away at you. Old or new, I understand that stress results in depression, anxiety, persistent worry, grief, feeling hopeless and alone, and damaged self-esteem. Mood, thought patterns, relationships, and job performance suffer and can feel dreadful. I am able to help you work through stress and trauma, in order to better manage your life regardless of the root cause. Change is always possible!
(820) 300-4765 View (820) 300-4765
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Jennifer Padilla-Burger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433
On the outside it seems like you have everything together, but inside you feel unhappy and stuck. Instead of thriving, you are overwhelmed and exhausted. Part of you feels like you just can't manage it all. You spend your days feeling sad, irritated, and afraid. You're giving it your all, but it feels like you're falling short.
On the outside it seems like you have everything together, but inside you feel unhappy and stuck. Instead of thriving, you are overwhelmed and exhausted. Part of you feels like you just can't manage it all. You spend your days feeling sad, irritated, and afraid. You're giving it your all, but it feels like you're falling short.
(805) 322-7229 View (805) 322-7229
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Elizabeth Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Grover Beach, CA 93433
*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
Grover Beach, CA 93433
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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Kari Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grover Beach, CA 93433
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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Janel A Chavez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Hello! I am currently accepting new clients In-Person and Virtual. No late afternoon times currently available. Life can be very challenging sometimes, and talking with an unbiased person can be very helpful. If you would like help with life's every day challenges, are looking to improve your quality of life, or are seeking help to resolve major life issues stemming from past or present circumstances, I provide a confidential and comfortable environment where you can work through your personal challenges. Servicios en Español están disponibles. If you have any questions please call, leave a message and I'll get back to you asap.
Hello! I am currently accepting new clients In-Person and Virtual. No late afternoon times currently available. Life can be very challenging sometimes, and talking with an unbiased person can be very helpful. If you would like help with life's every day challenges, are looking to improve your quality of life, or are seeking help to resolve major life issues stemming from past or present circumstances, I provide a confidential and comfortable environment where you can work through your personal challenges. Servicios en Español están disponibles. If you have any questions please call, leave a message and I'll get back to you asap.
(805) 244-8690 View (805) 244-8690
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Tommy Ferndino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433  (Online Only)
Hello, my legal name is Joseph but you can call me Tommy. My work as a therapist is mostly informed by Attachment Theory and I currently work with individuals ranging from young adults to seniors. As human beings, we are meant to seek connection with others. Connection with a compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable therapist is one of the best ways to develop a more secure sense of attachment to the world around you. This connection can lead to the positive, long-term change you are seeking.
Hello, my legal name is Joseph but you can call me Tommy. My work as a therapist is mostly informed by Attachment Theory and I currently work with individuals ranging from young adults to seniors. As human beings, we are meant to seek connection with others. Connection with a compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable therapist is one of the best ways to develop a more secure sense of attachment to the world around you. This connection can lead to the positive, long-term change you are seeking.
(805) 243-2891 View (805) 243-2891
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Christine T Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grover Beach, CA 93433
First, I want to acknowledge how brave you are for being here and seeking help. Whether you are a parent looking to support your child, a young adult anxious about their future, or someone whose navigating the next chapter of your life, I offer empathetic support and tools to manage responses to life's many difficulties. My hope is to create a space for you to feel truly safe and supported while having your experiences in life honored and validated. I work with children, teens, and young adults to address challenges with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, school stressors, behavioral issues, and family conflict.
First, I want to acknowledge how brave you are for being here and seeking help. Whether you are a parent looking to support your child, a young adult anxious about their future, or someone whose navigating the next chapter of your life, I offer empathetic support and tools to manage responses to life's many difficulties. My hope is to create a space for you to feel truly safe and supported while having your experiences in life honored and validated. I work with children, teens, and young adults to address challenges with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, school stressors, behavioral issues, and family conflict.
(805) 429-6440 View (805) 429-6440
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Juniper S Hobson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Grover Beach, CA 93433
I believe empathy, authenticity and genuineness should underlie any therapeutic relationship. I work from more of a relational and depth psychology approach, offering a deeper integration of body, mind and spirit. I also utilize many different therapeutic techniques, such as DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory and EMDR. With 14 years of clinical practice, I have a lot professional training and experience to draw on. I offer different levels of therapy, tailored to where you are at & what you are interested in - whether you are seeking a large transformational change, or merely transformation of a situation or life circumstance.
I believe empathy, authenticity and genuineness should underlie any therapeutic relationship. I work from more of a relational and depth psychology approach, offering a deeper integration of body, mind and spirit. I also utilize many different therapeutic techniques, such as DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory and EMDR. With 14 years of clinical practice, I have a lot professional training and experience to draw on. I offer different levels of therapy, tailored to where you are at & what you are interested in - whether you are seeking a large transformational change, or merely transformation of a situation or life circumstance.
(530) 633-6438 View (530) 633-6438
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Brianna Larsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grover Beach, CA 93433
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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Number of Therapists in 93433

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93433 who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
92% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
84% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Grief
68% Parenting

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Other
42% Medi-Cal
33% Aetna

How Therapists in 93433 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 93433?

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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.