Therapists in 93460

Photo of Dr. Brandi Kulikov-Ramirez, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93460, CA
Dr. Brandi Kulikov-Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
While SYV Therapy specializes in child therapy, my practice was created with the whole family in mind. Supporting children, and adults, who want to achieve overall wellbeing by actively participating in a fun and low-stress therapeutic environment is my ultimate goal. For children, I work from a child-led play and developmental-based model, for adults I follow a client-centered solution focused philosophy, and for parent-child dyads I approach interventions by taking into consideration attachment and utilize a Child Parent Psychotherapy, FirstPlay, TheraPlay eclectic framework.
While SYV Therapy specializes in child therapy, my practice was created with the whole family in mind. Supporting children, and adults, who want to achieve overall wellbeing by actively participating in a fun and low-stress therapeutic environment is my ultimate goal. For children, I work from a child-led play and developmental-based model, for adults I follow a client-centered solution focused philosophy, and for parent-child dyads I approach interventions by taking into consideration attachment and utilize a Child Parent Psychotherapy, FirstPlay, TheraPlay eclectic framework.
(805) 621-6741 View (805) 621-6741
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Lisa Conn Akoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Santa Ynez, CA 93460  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful, unfulfilled, or going through a life transition? You're not alone...we all have to face life's challenges! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear, or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships, & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful, unfulfilled, or going through a life transition? You're not alone...we all have to face life's challenges! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear, or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships, & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
(805) 719-7406 View (805) 719-7406
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Joyce Kougl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
I believe that therapy can be a great environment to help you grow as an individual, to mend broken relationships, and to let go of the past that may be holding you back. I believe in creating a strong support system in order to help with the healing process and move forward with your life. In working with children, families and individuals I utilize an eclectic approach with an emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I believe thinking, questioning and doing leads to changes needed for growth and recovery.
I believe that therapy can be a great environment to help you grow as an individual, to mend broken relationships, and to let go of the past that may be holding you back. I believe in creating a strong support system in order to help with the healing process and move forward with your life. In working with children, families and individuals I utilize an eclectic approach with an emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I believe thinking, questioning and doing leads to changes needed for growth and recovery.
(805) 585-5374 View (805) 585-5374
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Dre McGee Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
I understand that the first step in seeking help can be overwhelming or even scary. I have a great respect for those who seek to improve their quality of life. My life's work is dedicated to help facilitate that process and help collaborate to create clarity. I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I work and have experience with a wide variety of situations and life issues; depression, anxiety, transitions, burnout, relationship dynamics, adoption, and more. Specialties of mine include premarital counseling, young adult/college age concerns & transitions, EMDR, grief & polyam couples.
I understand that the first step in seeking help can be overwhelming or even scary. I have a great respect for those who seek to improve their quality of life. My life's work is dedicated to help facilitate that process and help collaborate to create clarity. I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I work and have experience with a wide variety of situations and life issues; depression, anxiety, transitions, burnout, relationship dynamics, adoption, and more. Specialties of mine include premarital counseling, young adult/college age concerns & transitions, EMDR, grief & polyam couples.
(805) 290-1533 View (805) 290-1533
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Katie Karas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
I am trained in Family Therapy and although not always the case, therapy often moves faster when you are willing to include other family members as a part of therapy at some point. It helps me understand you in the broader context of the people that are important to you or have influence in your life. I have been married for 34 years and have three adult children so my personal experience often informs me, along with my training and the expertise I have gathered being a part of The Family Therapy Institute.
I am trained in Family Therapy and although not always the case, therapy often moves faster when you are willing to include other family members as a part of therapy at some point. It helps me understand you in the broader context of the people that are important to you or have influence in your life. I have been married for 34 years and have three adult children so my personal experience often informs me, along with my training and the expertise I have gathered being a part of The Family Therapy Institute.
(805) 639-8093 View (805) 639-8093
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Jennifer Weeks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
My areas of expertise are chemical dependency, co-dependency, anxiety and depression. For over 20 years I’ve worked with addicts, alcoholics and affected families. I specialize in couple’s counseling and trauma resolution.
My areas of expertise are chemical dependency, co-dependency, anxiety and depression. For over 20 years I’ve worked with addicts, alcoholics and affected families. I specialize in couple’s counseling and trauma resolution.
(805) 335-8901 View (805) 335-8901
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Sherrie N Kovach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
"This is your life, be the change..." Weathering pain, change and hardship without support can take its toll on our lives. My approach involves supporting people through challenging adjustments and difficult life transitions and guiding them in the pursuit of balance and life satisfaction. I see my role as helping clients with skill building to navigate unexpected life events. I am inspired by the compassion and courage of my clients to share in making lasting changes to ingrained patterns in their lives. My practice has involved working with teens and individual adults seeing a wide range of clients.
"This is your life, be the change..." Weathering pain, change and hardship without support can take its toll on our lives. My approach involves supporting people through challenging adjustments and difficult life transitions and guiding them in the pursuit of balance and life satisfaction. I see my role as helping clients with skill building to navigate unexpected life events. I am inspired by the compassion and courage of my clients to share in making lasting changes to ingrained patterns in their lives. My practice has involved working with teens and individual adults seeing a wide range of clients.
(805) 852-1185 View (805) 852-1185
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Karen Leah Krulevitch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session.
I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session.
(805) 317-4878 View (805) 317-4878
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Ana M Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Would you like more joy in living, to feel calm, centered and connected to others? Allow me to support you in taking that first step. I specialize in overcoming complex trauma: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and reactivity. I have expertise working with survivors of crimes and abuse. I can help you cope with stress, burdens, grief & loss and life transitions in individual, couples or family therapy. I am compassionate and believe that you have all the resources within to achieve a brighter future.
Would you like more joy in living, to feel calm, centered and connected to others? Allow me to support you in taking that first step. I specialize in overcoming complex trauma: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and reactivity. I have expertise working with survivors of crimes and abuse. I can help you cope with stress, burdens, grief & loss and life transitions in individual, couples or family therapy. I am compassionate and believe that you have all the resources within to achieve a brighter future.
(805) 380-3798 View (805) 380-3798
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Clinton Doyle Hollister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
(805) 214-6563 View (805) 214-6563
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Vonda Schaefer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, HolNut
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
By combining Nutrition/Neurotransmitter balancing with Psychotherapy my approach is a perfect combination for those struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, weight loss, substance abuse and ADD. Supporting brain chemistry while doing therapy makes therapy a solution rather than a band-aid. I use an integrative approach with clients rather than a tunnel-vision approach. If our body and brain are not healthy, our relationships cannot be either.
By combining Nutrition/Neurotransmitter balancing with Psychotherapy my approach is a perfect combination for those struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, weight loss, substance abuse and ADD. Supporting brain chemistry while doing therapy makes therapy a solution rather than a band-aid. I use an integrative approach with clients rather than a tunnel-vision approach. If our body and brain are not healthy, our relationships cannot be either.
(805) 283-6528 View (805) 283-6528
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De Rosenberry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Are you and/or your partner feeling anxious, frustrated, or angry in your relationship? Do you need help figuring out the problem and how best to resolve it? Do you have a teen experiencing anger, anxiety, or depression? Do you notice differences in his/her mood and that effective communication has decreased? Do you have a child or pre-teen experiencing trouble in school or home? Is ADHD or a social situation causing concern? I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you and/or your family members can express your feelings and concerns and get the help you need.
Are you and/or your partner feeling anxious, frustrated, or angry in your relationship? Do you need help figuring out the problem and how best to resolve it? Do you have a teen experiencing anger, anxiety, or depression? Do you notice differences in his/her mood and that effective communication has decreased? Do you have a child or pre-teen experiencing trouble in school or home? Is ADHD or a social situation causing concern? I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you and/or your family members can express your feelings and concerns and get the help you need.
(805) 395-4513 View (805) 395-4513
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Terry Binkovitz Phd.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
I have been trained in a unique approach called Process Work, developed by Dr. Arnold Mindell. Process work is a dynamic and transformative approach which uses Jungian psychology, Taoism and physics. It offers new ways of working with problematic or painful experiences. Relationship challenges, physical symptoms, career conflicts and social tensions are approached with curiosity, respect and creativity. In using process work, I believe that the solution to a problem is contained within the disturbance itself; and I provide practical ways through which individuals, couples and groups can connect with a greater awareness.
I have been trained in a unique approach called Process Work, developed by Dr. Arnold Mindell. Process work is a dynamic and transformative approach which uses Jungian psychology, Taoism and physics. It offers new ways of working with problematic or painful experiences. Relationship challenges, physical symptoms, career conflicts and social tensions are approached with curiosity, respect and creativity. In using process work, I believe that the solution to a problem is contained within the disturbance itself; and I provide practical ways through which individuals, couples and groups can connect with a greater awareness.
(424) 294-8881 View (424) 294-8881
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Gerry (Gerald) Schroeder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Are you in a challenging or painful situation? Are you not sure how to resolve your dilemma? Have you turned to your usual sources of information, support, love, and guidance only to discover they are not always available when you need them-or they are no longer working for you? In our work together, we will listen closely to discover the source of your pain, the desires of your heart, and the choices that are in your best interest. I welcome you to contact me to find out if the therapeutic services I offer can meet your particular needs.
Are you in a challenging or painful situation? Are you not sure how to resolve your dilemma? Have you turned to your usual sources of information, support, love, and guidance only to discover they are not always available when you need them-or they are no longer working for you? In our work together, we will listen closely to discover the source of your pain, the desires of your heart, and the choices that are in your best interest. I welcome you to contact me to find out if the therapeutic services I offer can meet your particular needs.
(805) 244-5541 View (805) 244-5541
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Shannon Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
(805) 954-9175 View (805) 954-9175
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Riven Barton
PhD, CTS
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
The body remembers what the mind would like to forget. We are hardwired to record trauma and adverse experiences in our nervous systems. This wiring is absolutely essential for our survival, but it can be interrupted if for some reason those natural responses of fight, flight, fawn, or freeze are not allowed to be fully completed. Essentially, our bodies don't know that we are safe even if our minds perceive otherwise. This can manifest as chronic illness, anxiety, depression. O.C.D. relational issues and a variety of other physical and psychological disorders.
The body remembers what the mind would like to forget. We are hardwired to record trauma and adverse experiences in our nervous systems. This wiring is absolutely essential for our survival, but it can be interrupted if for some reason those natural responses of fight, flight, fawn, or freeze are not allowed to be fully completed. Essentially, our bodies don't know that we are safe even if our minds perceive otherwise. This can manifest as chronic illness, anxiety, depression. O.C.D. relational issues and a variety of other physical and psychological disorders.
(805) 590-7193 View (805) 590-7193
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Jennifer Sidhwa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Not accepting new clients
I believe that my role as a therapist is to provide effective tools in a safe and supportive environment to help each individual activate their own intuitive healing process. I utilize a variety of evidenced-based approaches in order to support and honor the mind, body and spirit of each individual I work with. As a woman of color who has worked extensively with individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups, I pay careful attention to providing culturally responsive care.
I believe that my role as a therapist is to provide effective tools in a safe and supportive environment to help each individual activate their own intuitive healing process. I utilize a variety of evidenced-based approaches in order to support and honor the mind, body and spirit of each individual I work with. As a woman of color who has worked extensively with individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups, I pay careful attention to providing culturally responsive care.
(805) 500-2102 View (805) 500-2102
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Shanda Barnett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Santa Ynez, CA 93460  (Online Only)
Are you worried about a recent change in your child's emotions/behaviors? Thankfully, there is help specific to your child's developmental needs through a kid-friendly approach, Play Therapy. I help children sort through a variety of issues, from anxiety, sadness, and anger, to behavioral problems at home/school. I work with you, the parent who knows their child best, to help your child heal. If you're an adoptive or foster parent, this can be a confusing or challenging role. It may be difficult to connect with your child. The same parenting rules do not apply to a "non-traditional" family system.
Are you worried about a recent change in your child's emotions/behaviors? Thankfully, there is help specific to your child's developmental needs through a kid-friendly approach, Play Therapy. I help children sort through a variety of issues, from anxiety, sadness, and anger, to behavioral problems at home/school. I work with you, the parent who knows their child best, to help your child heal. If you're an adoptive or foster parent, this can be a confusing or challenging role. It may be difficult to connect with your child. The same parenting rules do not apply to a "non-traditional" family system.
(805) 617-1239 View (805) 617-1239
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Terrell (Terry) Jensen White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Please let me introduce myself to you. I have been a Family Therapist on the Central Coast for nearly three decades, have recently sold my Treatment Centers in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo and have moved to Walpole NH I am now focusing my practice in New Hampshire; primarily Individual, Couples Therapy/ relationship enhancement, escalating interpersonal interaction and positive well being. Strategic parenting support for adolescence, young adults and the increasing numbers facing the dilemma and challenge of Senior Citizen care.
Please let me introduce myself to you. I have been a Family Therapist on the Central Coast for nearly three decades, have recently sold my Treatment Centers in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo and have moved to Walpole NH I am now focusing my practice in New Hampshire; primarily Individual, Couples Therapy/ relationship enhancement, escalating interpersonal interaction and positive well being. Strategic parenting support for adolescence, young adults and the increasing numbers facing the dilemma and challenge of Senior Citizen care.
(805) 360-6977 View (805) 360-6977
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Kady Fleckenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Now accepting California couples, families, adults, teens and children (13+) for in-person and telehealth sessions! Have you tried therapy before and felt you kept walking away without tangible tools for change? Are you new to therapy and unsure where to start? Whether your problems feel small or insurmountable, therapy is an excellent way to learn new ways to face any obstacle. Sometimes we're not sure what exactly is wrong but that we just want things to change. In my practice, I provide an honest, compassionate approach that empowers you to become your best self.
Now accepting California couples, families, adults, teens and children (13+) for in-person and telehealth sessions! Have you tried therapy before and felt you kept walking away without tangible tools for change? Are you new to therapy and unsure where to start? Whether your problems feel small or insurmountable, therapy is an excellent way to learn new ways to face any obstacle. Sometimes we're not sure what exactly is wrong but that we just want things to change. In my practice, I provide an honest, compassionate approach that empowers you to become your best self.
(805) 303-5383 View (805) 303-5383

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Number of Therapists in 93460

30+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 93460 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
97% Depression
93% Relationship Issues
77% Grief
73% Family Conflict
73% Self Esteem
70% Parenting

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Other
44% Aetna
44% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 93460 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 93460?

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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.