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Maria Elena Ordunez-Lara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
Not accepting new clients
Do you need support and guidance to help you navigate life transitions, divorce, job changes, grief, and listening without judgment? Do you need some skills to cope with these life changes? We all can find happiness in our lives, and each person has unique gifts and abilities to help them achieve that goal. My passion (and purpose) is to help my clients realize these gifts, discover their authentic selves, and learn to navigate the day-to-day challenges of living in this ever-changing world. Increasing self-awareness, learning coping skills, and communicating feelings can lead to positive change and meaningful relationships.
Do you need support and guidance to help you navigate life transitions, divorce, job changes, grief, and listening without judgment? Do you need some skills to cope with these life changes? We all can find happiness in our lives, and each person has unique gifts and abilities to help them achieve that goal. My passion (and purpose) is to help my clients realize these gifts, discover their authentic selves, and learn to navigate the day-to-day challenges of living in this ever-changing world. Increasing self-awareness, learning coping skills, and communicating feelings can lead to positive change and meaningful relationships.
(805) 301-1285 View (805) 301-1285
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Dr. Audrey Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93448  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience who approaches therapy with warmth, compassion, and creativity. I help adults, couples, and teens identify maladaptive patterns that hinder living life in more authentic and purposeful ways. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and strength-based at its core, and therapeutic techniques used in therapy stem from an integrative, mind-body approach. I’m well-versed in utilizing a broad range of empirically-informed interventions and psychological assessments to treat the myriad complexities that come with our collectively shared human experiences.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience who approaches therapy with warmth, compassion, and creativity. I help adults, couples, and teens identify maladaptive patterns that hinder living life in more authentic and purposeful ways. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and strength-based at its core, and therapeutic techniques used in therapy stem from an integrative, mind-body approach. I’m well-versed in utilizing a broad range of empirically-informed interventions and psychological assessments to treat the myriad complexities that come with our collectively shared human experiences.
(805) 429-6086 View (805) 429-6086
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Sharon Goldstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448  (Online Only)
Deciding to go into therapy can be scary and hard but choosing to know yourself better can be transforming and liberating. Together we will create a safe space that will provide the opportunity to explore your feelings, thoughts, hopes and dreams. We may look into your past and identify experiences that led you to hold beliefs and engage in behaviors that were necessary when they developed, but now impede your growth.
Deciding to go into therapy can be scary and hard but choosing to know yourself better can be transforming and liberating. Together we will create a safe space that will provide the opportunity to explore your feelings, thoughts, hopes and dreams. We may look into your past and identify experiences that led you to hold beliefs and engage in behaviors that were necessary when they developed, but now impede your growth.
(805) 793-0357 View (805) 793-0357
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Janel A Chavez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shell Beach, CA 93448
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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Alisa Orozco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
I specialize in working with couples seeking to reconnect with their partner, heal deep wounds, and increase intimacy. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) which utilizes experiential techniques to help couples understand their negative cycles, underlying feelings, and effectively express and receive needs & wants without distress. In addition to EFT, I am Internal Family Systems informed and often incorporate Expressive Arts, Creative Journaling, Somatic therapies, NonViolent Communication, and the Enneagram.
I specialize in working with couples seeking to reconnect with their partner, heal deep wounds, and increase intimacy. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) which utilizes experiential techniques to help couples understand their negative cycles, underlying feelings, and effectively express and receive needs & wants without distress. In addition to EFT, I am Internal Family Systems informed and often incorporate Expressive Arts, Creative Journaling, Somatic therapies, NonViolent Communication, and the Enneagram.
(805) 837-1928 View (805) 837-1928
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Julia Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
My name is Julia Richardson. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California since January 1999. My License number is MFT35516. I work with children from age 10 and up. I also work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. My framework in working with individuals, couples and families is through a relational lens that incorporates brain science, attachment theory and mindsight. I see each (individual, couple dyad and family) as a magnificent portrait that comes to therapy when their life patterns are stuck in rigidity or chaos.
My name is Julia Richardson. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California since January 1999. My License number is MFT35516. I work with children from age 10 and up. I also work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. My framework in working with individuals, couples and families is through a relational lens that incorporates brain science, attachment theory and mindsight. I see each (individual, couple dyad and family) as a magnificent portrait that comes to therapy when their life patterns are stuck in rigidity or chaos.
(805) 800-8685 View (805) 800-8685
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Ann Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
Ann is a therapist for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
Ann is a therapist for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(805) 465-6403 View (805) 465-6403
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Hallelujah Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EFCT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are facing self-esteem/ self-worth concerns, relational issues, parenting struggles and those who seek to buffer the stressors of life. I also have experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD and relational distress and I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFCT). It is my passion to help you discover the strengths you already carry inside of you and to help you develop stronger, more deeply connected relationships.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are facing self-esteem/ self-worth concerns, relational issues, parenting struggles and those who seek to buffer the stressors of life. I also have experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD and relational distress and I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFCT). It is my passion to help you discover the strengths you already carry inside of you and to help you develop stronger, more deeply connected relationships.
(805) 608-3670 View (805) 608-3670
Photo of Amanda Groo, Licensed Professional Counselor in 93448, CA
Amanda Groo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
In a time where distractions and uncertainties are omnipresent. Where isolation is fostered by "screen connections", anxiety that keeps us from achieving our true potential, or depression that makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. We are more alone than ever before and in need of true, meaningful connections. Reaching out for support is the first step in rebuilding and reclaiming our lives. In my practice, I strive to cultivate a safe space where you can begin your healing journey through a trauma-informed lens. You will learn how to fully regain control of your life and create the life you have always wanted.
In a time where distractions and uncertainties are omnipresent. Where isolation is fostered by "screen connections", anxiety that keeps us from achieving our true potential, or depression that makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. We are more alone than ever before and in need of true, meaningful connections. Reaching out for support is the first step in rebuilding and reclaiming our lives. In my practice, I strive to cultivate a safe space where you can begin your healing journey through a trauma-informed lens. You will learn how to fully regain control of your life and create the life you have always wanted.
(805) 261-4949 View (805) 261-4949
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Megan Payer
Psychologist, PhD, RYT, BCBA, SEP(t)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
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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Josiah Loomis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
I feel grateful for the opportunity to journey alongside you on your path towards personal growth and healing. I believe that the ability to create a life of meaning comes from within and that everyone is capable of reaching their most personal and intimate goals. I have found that therapy can be beneficial to those at any stage of life and enjoy working with people of all ages. I’ve provided child therapy to children in elementary schools, worked with adult survivors of domestic violence and those who live with mental health challenges as well as with elders transitioning through the final phases of life.
I feel grateful for the opportunity to journey alongside you on your path towards personal growth and healing. I believe that the ability to create a life of meaning comes from within and that everyone is capable of reaching their most personal and intimate goals. I have found that therapy can be beneficial to those at any stage of life and enjoy working with people of all ages. I’ve provided child therapy to children in elementary schools, worked with adult survivors of domestic violence and those who live with mental health challenges as well as with elders transitioning through the final phases of life.
(805) 600-5116 View (805) 600-5116
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Thrive San Luis Obispo
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
We are a queer woman-owned practice. Each of our therapists is committed to engaging in collaborative person-centered care with a focus on meeting our you where you're at to come alongside and walk this healing journey with you. We chose the name Thrive because that's what we want for you, to not just survive this life but to truly be a Thriving human. Additionally, many of our providers identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community and we are committed to serving those within our community.
We are a queer woman-owned practice. Each of our therapists is committed to engaging in collaborative person-centered care with a focus on meeting our you where you're at to come alongside and walk this healing journey with you. We chose the name Thrive because that's what we want for you, to not just survive this life but to truly be a Thriving human. Additionally, many of our providers identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community and we are committed to serving those within our community.
(805) 387-9945 View (805) 387-9945
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Debra Kambourian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you ever find yourself asking, "Why can't I just get my life together, get along with people like everyone else?" "Am I the crazy one?" How about "I'm tired of feeling misunderstood, walked all over, like I can't do anything right." It's easy to feel stuck and alone when struggling in life and relationships, as if you're "too emotional" and destined for a lonely and shameful life. Many opinions about what you're doing wrong and recommendations of how to fix discourage you, leaving you feeling even more flawed and confused than before. Most importantly, do you find yourself feeling sad and terrified that nobody will EVER get you?
Do you ever find yourself asking, "Why can't I just get my life together, get along with people like everyone else?" "Am I the crazy one?" How about "I'm tired of feeling misunderstood, walked all over, like I can't do anything right." It's easy to feel stuck and alone when struggling in life and relationships, as if you're "too emotional" and destined for a lonely and shameful life. Many opinions about what you're doing wrong and recommendations of how to fix discourage you, leaving you feeling even more flawed and confused than before. Most importantly, do you find yourself feeling sad and terrified that nobody will EVER get you?
(805) 316-7283 View (805) 316-7283
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Rachel Van Wickle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448  (Online Only)
It takes courage to reach out and make that initial phone call to schedule a therapy appointment; I am here to work with you as soon as you're ready to take that first step. Sometimes challenges get in the way of the life we imagined, but I believe your life and relationships can be filled with joy and meaning again. I am here to work alongside you to create the life you want. I look forward to being part of your individual journey toward growth and change.
It takes courage to reach out and make that initial phone call to schedule a therapy appointment; I am here to work with you as soon as you're ready to take that first step. Sometimes challenges get in the way of the life we imagined, but I believe your life and relationships can be filled with joy and meaning again. I am here to work alongside you to create the life you want. I look forward to being part of your individual journey toward growth and change.
(805) 870-8852 View (805) 870-8852
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Kimberli Andridge
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
Do you need someone to support you as you navigate painful experiences, or help you find ways to cope and heal? Maybe a space to show up authentically, without fear of judgement? Perhaps you're curious about the things that leave you feeling stuck, your early family dynamics, or the impact of society on your experiences? If you'd like to have space to explore the past, while also getting practical day-to-day suggestions, I can help you navigate a variety of concerns, resulting in meaningful, long-lasting changes and a more fulfilling life.
Do you need someone to support you as you navigate painful experiences, or help you find ways to cope and heal? Maybe a space to show up authentically, without fear of judgement? Perhaps you're curious about the things that leave you feeling stuck, your early family dynamics, or the impact of society on your experiences? If you'd like to have space to explore the past, while also getting practical day-to-day suggestions, I can help you navigate a variety of concerns, resulting in meaningful, long-lasting changes and a more fulfilling life.
(805) 918-6248 View (805) 918-6248
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Dara Sheik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shell Beach, CA 93448
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
(805) 307-7066 View (805) 307-7066
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Tim Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
We never have to be stuck in distress. A greater sense of peace and control is possible for each of us to obtain within a supportive therapeutic environment. By examining our values and aligning our actions to them, we can create meaningful change. My role is to join you in working through depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship distress, unresolved emotional burdens, substance abuse, or other major life events, in order to move away from the challenges you feel are holding you back, and move towards the life you want to live.
We never have to be stuck in distress. A greater sense of peace and control is possible for each of us to obtain within a supportive therapeutic environment. By examining our values and aligning our actions to them, we can create meaningful change. My role is to join you in working through depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship distress, unresolved emotional burdens, substance abuse, or other major life events, in order to move away from the challenges you feel are holding you back, and move towards the life you want to live.
(805) 667-0838 View (805) 667-0838
Photo of Ana Cabezas, Psychologist in 93448, CA
Ana Cabezas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
Life is challenging. You are living in a state of multiple crises and trying to navigate relentless responsibilities each day. You have endured injustices, trauma, and personal losses. You are trying to stay afloat, but sometimes you feel like you’re drowning. As Latina who's had many of these experiences, I recognize the significant impact they have on your mental health. My focus in therapy is to explore what barriers keeps you from having the quality of life you want. I believe that people do the best they can within the context of their lives. Support is available to guide you through this process.
Life is challenging. You are living in a state of multiple crises and trying to navigate relentless responsibilities each day. You have endured injustices, trauma, and personal losses. You are trying to stay afloat, but sometimes you feel like you’re drowning. As Latina who's had many of these experiences, I recognize the significant impact they have on your mental health. My focus in therapy is to explore what barriers keeps you from having the quality of life you want. I believe that people do the best they can within the context of their lives. Support is available to guide you through this process.
(805) 500-7734 View (805) 500-7734
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Jenilee Sneed
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, no matter what you do? You may be fed up with having anxiety or panic attacks, feeling like you’re always getting triggered, or feeling like you are no longer yourself. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. You want to be able to function in your day to day life again without feeling anxious and on edge. You’re ready to find tools to feel calm, stable, and at ease. You’re ready to understand why you feel the way you do. Most of all, you’re ready to reclaim your life.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, no matter what you do? You may be fed up with having anxiety or panic attacks, feeling like you’re always getting triggered, or feeling like you are no longer yourself. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. You want to be able to function in your day to day life again without feeling anxious and on edge. You’re ready to find tools to feel calm, stable, and at ease. You’re ready to understand why you feel the way you do. Most of all, you’re ready to reclaim your life.
(805) 232-5911 View (805) 232-5911
Photo of Crystal Martinez, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93448, CA
Crystal Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
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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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93448

20+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in 93448 who prioritize treating:

100% Trauma and PTSD
95% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Other
50% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 93448 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
17% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93448?

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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.