Therapists in 93638

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Ricardo Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
When individuals experience unexpected ups and downs in the world and are challenged to put equilibrium back in their life, I have been there to assist in helping them find balance in life again. I have worked with individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, coming out, or unexpected changes in life. My desire is to help individuals rise above to reach their potential and feel good about themselves again.
When individuals experience unexpected ups and downs in the world and are challenged to put equilibrium back in their life, I have been there to assist in helping them find balance in life again. I have worked with individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, coming out, or unexpected changes in life. My desire is to help individuals rise above to reach their potential and feel good about themselves again.
(559) 934-5247 View (559) 934-5247
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Nicholas Giotto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
Hello! My name is Nicholas Giotto. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate to have the privilege of helping others to navigate life’s challenges. I take a balanced approach to therapy, meeting individuals wherever they are in their journey of positive mental health. Sometimes that involves examining the past through a psychodynamic lens; other times taking a here-and-now view to make change using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or other mindfulness-based approaches.
Hello! My name is Nicholas Giotto. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate to have the privilege of helping others to navigate life’s challenges. I take a balanced approach to therapy, meeting individuals wherever they are in their journey of positive mental health. Sometimes that involves examining the past through a psychodynamic lens; other times taking a here-and-now view to make change using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or other mindfulness-based approaches.
(559) 702-5623 View (559) 702-5623
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Ginger Wilkerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
Hello, my name is Dr. Ginger Lavender Wilkerson, a licensed marriage and family therapist, helping you to heal, grow and thrive. I am passionate about helping you reach the next level in your wellness journey. I am a Christian-based therapist and want to see you live the Abundant life promised to you. I counsel both teen girls and women of color through their journey to wellness. I approach therapy through a client-centered lens and believe in helping you progress at your own pace. I utilize collective narrative therapy, CBT, and solution-based approaches to help you grow from where you are to where you want to be.
Hello, my name is Dr. Ginger Lavender Wilkerson, a licensed marriage and family therapist, helping you to heal, grow and thrive. I am passionate about helping you reach the next level in your wellness journey. I am a Christian-based therapist and want to see you live the Abundant life promised to you. I counsel both teen girls and women of color through their journey to wellness. I approach therapy through a client-centered lens and believe in helping you progress at your own pace. I utilize collective narrative therapy, CBT, and solution-based approaches to help you grow from where you are to where you want to be.
(559) 272-4659 View (559) 272-4659
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Kyrr Christoffersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
My name is Kyrr Christoffersen; I am a Licensed Marriage Marriage and Family therapist. I have worked in the field of addiction collectively for over 7 years. I specialize in family dynamics and patterns to assist clients in recognizing of their behavioral patterns, beliefs, and resources that may be affecting their lives. I believe that my presence and style of therapy work best with young adults and individuals in transitionary phases of life. Often these individuals present with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and disordered eating.
My name is Kyrr Christoffersen; I am a Licensed Marriage Marriage and Family therapist. I have worked in the field of addiction collectively for over 7 years. I specialize in family dynamics and patterns to assist clients in recognizing of their behavioral patterns, beliefs, and resources that may be affecting their lives. I believe that my presence and style of therapy work best with young adults and individuals in transitionary phases of life. Often these individuals present with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and disordered eating.
(559) 821-5834 View (559) 821-5834
Lisa Criswell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
I work collaboratively with clients to help them recognize their own strengths to overcome challenges. I have worked with survivors of trauma for over 5 years and find it rewarding to help them process and deal with pain from these traumas and past experiences. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their emotions and address their needs. I use a client-centered approach that focuses on the client's identified values and needs and focuses on building motivation, helping client's grow, and teaching healthy coping skills that will help them work through stressful and difficult life situations.
I work collaboratively with clients to help them recognize their own strengths to overcome challenges. I have worked with survivors of trauma for over 5 years and find it rewarding to help them process and deal with pain from these traumas and past experiences. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their emotions and address their needs. I use a client-centered approach that focuses on the client's identified values and needs and focuses on building motivation, helping client's grow, and teaching healthy coping skills that will help them work through stressful and difficult life situations.
(559) 236-5379 View (559) 236-5379
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Allison Eldridge-Malan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
Hello, I'm Allison Malan. I am an LCSW, I have been practicing as a Social Worker since 2016, and as a Clinical Social Worker since 2018. I am newly licensed by the state of California. I have worked in the healthcare field for the past 6 years, part of that working in a hospital setting supporting people with acute, chronic and serious/terminal illnesses. My approach to therapy is eclectic. I believe we all hold the strength and wisdom to thrive in the world, but that living in a society that in itself is sick and tired, starts to break us down and leaves us feeling like we are not enough.
Hello, I'm Allison Malan. I am an LCSW, I have been practicing as a Social Worker since 2016, and as a Clinical Social Worker since 2018. I am newly licensed by the state of California. I have worked in the healthcare field for the past 6 years, part of that working in a hospital setting supporting people with acute, chronic and serious/terminal illnesses. My approach to therapy is eclectic. I believe we all hold the strength and wisdom to thrive in the world, but that living in a society that in itself is sick and tired, starts to break us down and leaves us feeling like we are not enough.
(559) 234-0501 View (559) 234-0501
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Suzanne Volkas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
I am Suzanne Volkas, LMFT. I am here to help you overcome the obstacles that have kept you from living a satisfying and meaningful life. I believe that a supportive therapeutic relationship can be the starting point, from which many life issues can be addressed and healed. I am insightful and gentle, yet firm and confrontative, when appropriate. I am encouraging, nurturing, and have a deep capacity for empathy. I am committed to your growth and the changes you want to make in your life. I welcome your thoughts and questions. Please feel free to contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.
I am Suzanne Volkas, LMFT. I am here to help you overcome the obstacles that have kept you from living a satisfying and meaningful life. I believe that a supportive therapeutic relationship can be the starting point, from which many life issues can be addressed and healed. I am insightful and gentle, yet firm and confrontative, when appropriate. I am encouraging, nurturing, and have a deep capacity for empathy. I am committed to your growth and the changes you want to make in your life. I welcome your thoughts and questions. Please feel free to contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.
(559) 530-8149 View (559) 530-8149
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Lisa Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
Hi, I am Lisa Harris, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I enjoy getting to know you as a client and working off your strengths and goals. I want to see you succeed in your relational goals. I work with children, adults, and couples. I am most comfortable treating relational issues as well as depression/anxiety. I utilized a Trust Based relational Intervention with a solution focused as well as a cognitive behavioral approach.
Hi, I am Lisa Harris, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I enjoy getting to know you as a client and working off your strengths and goals. I want to see you succeed in your relational goals. I work with children, adults, and couples. I am most comfortable treating relational issues as well as depression/anxiety. I utilized a Trust Based relational Intervention with a solution focused as well as a cognitive behavioral approach.
(559) 546-4801 View (559) 546-4801
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Kahina Kaci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
Going through something? Have something on your mind? I'm here to help! My goal is to provide a safe space for you to process your feelings and put the past to rest while defining your goals for the future so you can start living your best life. I utilize a client-centered approach that is tailored specifically to your needs with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems approaches. I believe our thoughts are extremely powerful because our thoughts guide our beliefs and beliefs guide our actions.
Going through something? Have something on your mind? I'm here to help! My goal is to provide a safe space for you to process your feelings and put the past to rest while defining your goals for the future so you can start living your best life. I utilize a client-centered approach that is tailored specifically to your needs with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems approaches. I believe our thoughts are extremely powerful because our thoughts guide our beliefs and beliefs guide our actions.
(951) 724-5785 View (951) 724-5785
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Sylvia Joyner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
My name is Sylvia Joyner, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with clients Statewide via telehealth. My focus is working with adult women facing challenges with relationships, life transitions, intimate partner violence, child abuse, parenting, grief, depression, and anxiety. Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) my work has helped clients heal and progress towards living a more fulfilled, empowered, and purposeful life.
My name is Sylvia Joyner, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with clients Statewide via telehealth. My focus is working with adult women facing challenges with relationships, life transitions, intimate partner violence, child abuse, parenting, grief, depression, and anxiety. Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) my work has helped clients heal and progress towards living a more fulfilled, empowered, and purposeful life.
(831) 661-9650 View (831) 661-9650
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Alicia Austin-Townsend
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), and I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use, eating disorders, relationship problems, co-parenting, divorce, grief, and trauma (physical, emotional, sexual). As a therapist, I provide a safe and therapeutic environment that will promote growth, positivity, and healing. I also provide a judgment-free, yet challenging space that will facilitate comfort and self-awareness as you progress.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), and I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use, eating disorders, relationship problems, co-parenting, divorce, grief, and trauma (physical, emotional, sexual). As a therapist, I provide a safe and therapeutic environment that will promote growth, positivity, and healing. I also provide a judgment-free, yet challenging space that will facilitate comfort and self-awareness as you progress.
(805) 243-1425 View (805) 243-1425
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Jackie Agboke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
My name is Jackie Agboke and I'm a LCSW who has been in the field for about 10 years. As a compassionate therapist who is committed to your healing process, I will support you in developing your authentic self by challenging beliefs that are holding you back and identifying ways to move forward. My experience includes working with people who live with anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. I use an ecclectic, client-centered approach in therapy. I am trauma informed in my practice and use aspects of attachment theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My name is Jackie Agboke and I'm a LCSW who has been in the field for about 10 years. As a compassionate therapist who is committed to your healing process, I will support you in developing your authentic self by challenging beliefs that are holding you back and identifying ways to move forward. My experience includes working with people who live with anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. I use an ecclectic, client-centered approach in therapy. I am trauma informed in my practice and use aspects of attachment theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(341) 895-7290 View (341) 895-7290
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Hannah Capps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
My name is Hannah Capps, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA. I provide therapy to clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults (18+) and specialize in treatment for depression, anxiety, and ADHD, as well as coping with life's stressors, big and small. I work with adults of any age- I have experience working with older adults, but also enjoy working with young adults as they deal with life transitions. I have worked extensively with depression, anxiety disorders, self-esteem concerns, and stress.
My name is Hannah Capps, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA. I provide therapy to clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults (18+) and specialize in treatment for depression, anxiety, and ADHD, as well as coping with life's stressors, big and small. I work with adults of any age- I have experience working with older adults, but also enjoy working with young adults as they deal with life transitions. I have worked extensively with depression, anxiety disorders, self-esteem concerns, and stress.
(661) 465-6020 View (661) 465-6020
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Vivian Singleton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
Hi, my name is Vivian Singleton, LMFT licensed in California. I approach therapy with potential clients from a client-centered approach, offering DBT, CBT couples counseling. I typically work with moderate to severe depressed clients, individuals experiencing psychosis impairments. In addition, working with couples struggling with communication, emotional intimacy, rupture in trust and intimacy. My approach is from a psychodynamic and humanistic and behavioral standpoint.
Hi, my name is Vivian Singleton, LMFT licensed in California. I approach therapy with potential clients from a client-centered approach, offering DBT, CBT couples counseling. I typically work with moderate to severe depressed clients, individuals experiencing psychosis impairments. In addition, working with couples struggling with communication, emotional intimacy, rupture in trust and intimacy. My approach is from a psychodynamic and humanistic and behavioral standpoint.
(805) 303-5998 View (805) 303-5998
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Shannon P Guidry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Madera, CA 93638  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Relationship problems, depression, and anxiety are extremely painful and can threaten to overwhelm us. Work stressors can leave us feeling empty and without meaning or direction. Problems in school like bullying, lack of focus, and poor attention can cause self-doubt and prevent us from being successful. I've been a practicing Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist since 2012 and during that time I've worked with individuals, couples, and family's.
Relationship problems, depression, and anxiety are extremely painful and can threaten to overwhelm us. Work stressors can leave us feeling empty and without meaning or direction. Problems in school like bullying, lack of focus, and poor attention can cause self-doubt and prevent us from being successful. I've been a practicing Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist since 2012 and during that time I've worked with individuals, couples, and family's.
(559) 316-5698 View (559) 316-5698
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Gina M Keller
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
I see therapy as a journey towards an authentic and meaningful life. There are many reasons to use therapy as a tool to move your life onto its best course. Often a crisis forces your hand and you know you can't take the next steps alone. Any major life change in family, relationships, work, or health could be the reason for seeking help. Therapy may also be the right choice when long-standing feelings of anxiety, unhappiness or shame have blocked your path. When our work together ends you will have confidence that your life is in healthy balance.
I see therapy as a journey towards an authentic and meaningful life. There are many reasons to use therapy as a tool to move your life onto its best course. Often a crisis forces your hand and you know you can't take the next steps alone. Any major life change in family, relationships, work, or health could be the reason for seeking help. Therapy may also be the right choice when long-standing feelings of anxiety, unhappiness or shame have blocked your path. When our work together ends you will have confidence that your life is in healthy balance.
(559) 399-0082 View (559) 399-0082
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Kent Lee Stratford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
Psychotherapist/University Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, California State University, Monterey Bay & Fresno. Teletherapy/In Office in Fresno, Monterey Peninsula, Central CA. Specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, personality disturbances, mood disorders, relational problems, attachment disorders, marital discord, stress, family conflict, and behavior problems. Fee for service $120.00 per therapy hour. Panel provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield/Cal Viva/United Healthcare.
Psychotherapist/University Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, California State University, Monterey Bay & Fresno. Teletherapy/In Office in Fresno, Monterey Peninsula, Central CA. Specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, personality disturbances, mood disorders, relational problems, attachment disorders, marital discord, stress, family conflict, and behavior problems. Fee for service $120.00 per therapy hour. Panel provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield/Cal Viva/United Healthcare.
(559) 960-1608 View (559) 960-1608
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Kacey K Chase
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Madera, CA 93638  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, which means I tend to look at mental health as a single part of my client’s complex lives. I studied at BYUI and completed my masters at University of Southern California. I have worked with a wide variety of clients, but have extensive experience with pregnant and postpartum mothers, as well as 12- 17 year-olds. I see therapy as one part of a bigger picture. My job is to work with my client, help them develop new skills, as well as help them see what skills and strengths they already possess. I like to follow my client’s priorities, and make sure what they want is addressed.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, which means I tend to look at mental health as a single part of my client’s complex lives. I studied at BYUI and completed my masters at University of Southern California. I have worked with a wide variety of clients, but have extensive experience with pregnant and postpartum mothers, as well as 12- 17 year-olds. I see therapy as one part of a bigger picture. My job is to work with my client, help them develop new skills, as well as help them see what skills and strengths they already possess. I like to follow my client’s priorities, and make sure what they want is addressed.
(559) 272-6704 View (559) 272-6704
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Gregory Owens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madera, CA 93638
Gregory Owens, MS, LMFT. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience, working with young adults, pre/post marital couples, and individuals of ethnicities and gender. My approach to therapy centers on my desire to help clients discover, learn, grow and heal. My ideal client base with the young adults, pre-and post-marital couples, grieving individuals, as well as individuals of all ethnicities and gender.
Gregory Owens, MS, LMFT. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience, working with young adults, pre/post marital couples, and individuals of ethnicities and gender. My approach to therapy centers on my desire to help clients discover, learn, grow and heal. My ideal client base with the young adults, pre-and post-marital couples, grieving individuals, as well as individuals of all ethnicities and gender.
(747) 302-3017 View (747) 302-3017
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Susana Valdez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Madera, CA 93638  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Susana Valdez, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who works with individuals and specializes in adults who may be experiencing difficult life events, challenges or transitions. I practice a strength based approach to therapy, focusing on each individuals strengths and capacity for resiliency; while taking into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. I am skilled in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strength Based Therapy and Crisis Intervention.
Hello, my name is Susana Valdez, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who works with individuals and specializes in adults who may be experiencing difficult life events, challenges or transitions. I practice a strength based approach to therapy, focusing on each individuals strengths and capacity for resiliency; while taking into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. I am skilled in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strength Based Therapy and Crisis Intervention.
(559) 851-0418 View (559) 851-0418

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Number of Therapists in 93638

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 93638 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
75% Anxiety
72% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
67% Life Transitions
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
91% Aetna
86% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in 93638 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 93638?

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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.