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Denise H Galt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952  (Online Only)
Specializing in: RELATIONSHIPS -- improving a current one or finding a new one. If you're in a relationship, come in alone or with your partner. Reclaim feelings of connectedness and aliveness in relationship. I also treat ADDICTION and TRAUMA. Recovering from substance or behavioral addictions -- yours or someone else's. Together, we will identify ways that you can get your needs met that don't hurt you or those you love. I will help you work through the pain you're trying to avoid by numbing out. There really is a better way!
Specializing in: RELATIONSHIPS -- improving a current one or finding a new one. If you're in a relationship, come in alone or with your partner. Reclaim feelings of connectedness and aliveness in relationship. I also treat ADDICTION and TRAUMA. Recovering from substance or behavioral addictions -- yours or someone else's. Together, we will identify ways that you can get your needs met that don't hurt you or those you love. I will help you work through the pain you're trying to avoid by numbing out. There really is a better way!
(707) 766-0788 View (707) 766-0788
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Naomi B Richman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
Not accepting new clients
Healing involves the whole person, not just the problems that person is struggling with. I believe that depression and anxiety are not random occurrences but have meaning. It is our task to discover the message contained within the pain. The sense of separateness that comes from this pain is often a separation from the self. As a trained homeopath, as well as a psychodynamic therapist, I have tools to treat both psychological and physical symptoms. I am faculty emeritus at the Women's Therapy Center and am a supervisor and instructor at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. I have also taught at Sonoma State University.
Healing involves the whole person, not just the problems that person is struggling with. I believe that depression and anxiety are not random occurrences but have meaning. It is our task to discover the message contained within the pain. The sense of separateness that comes from this pain is often a separation from the self. As a trained homeopath, as well as a psychodynamic therapist, I have tools to treat both psychological and physical symptoms. I am faculty emeritus at the Women's Therapy Center and am a supervisor and instructor at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. I have also taught at Sonoma State University.
(707) 385-1942 View (707) 385-1942
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Robert Carriger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
It can be so easy to drift off of course in life. Anxiety, depression, relationship problems, addictions - or just feeling lost - can be signs that a person has become disconnected from their deeper self. Therapy offers a supportive environment with an experienced guide to help navigate through distressing feelings and life difficulties to reconnect with oneself and important others, as well as to experience more meaning in one's daily life.
It can be so easy to drift off of course in life. Anxiety, depression, relationship problems, addictions - or just feeling lost - can be signs that a person has become disconnected from their deeper self. Therapy offers a supportive environment with an experienced guide to help navigate through distressing feelings and life difficulties to reconnect with oneself and important others, as well as to experience more meaning in one's daily life.
(628) 244-9159 View (628) 244-9159
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Victoria Dobbins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
Waitlist for new clients
I am a therapist who specializes in working with children, teens, young adults, and adults. I focus on supporting my clients in finding their voices within the systems they live. My goal as your therapist is to support you in navigating feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are impacting your life, navigating changes/transitions, and achieving your personal goals. As a board certified art therapist (ATR-BC) I encourage my clients to explore themselves through the process of creative expression. I am a warm and welcoming, yet direct therapist, and my overall hope is to help you thrive!
I am a therapist who specializes in working with children, teens, young adults, and adults. I focus on supporting my clients in finding their voices within the systems they live. My goal as your therapist is to support you in navigating feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are impacting your life, navigating changes/transitions, and achieving your personal goals. As a board certified art therapist (ATR-BC) I encourage my clients to explore themselves through the process of creative expression. I am a warm and welcoming, yet direct therapist, and my overall hope is to help you thrive!
(707) 378-5259 View (707) 378-5259
Photo of Catherine Tahmin, Psychologist in 94952, CA
Catherine Tahmin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
Not accepting new clients
I welcome and work well with challenge. My style is warm, direct, and engaging while maintaining a stance of curiosity and compassion. I help clients suffering from depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, and childhood abuse. I will do everything in my power to support you. You’ve every reason to expect relief from emotional pain and stress. My deep listening skills and therapeutic feedback are aimed at unburdening you from whatever issues prevent you from experiencing a more empowered sense of yourself. My clinical approach is psychodynamic.
I welcome and work well with challenge. My style is warm, direct, and engaging while maintaining a stance of curiosity and compassion. I help clients suffering from depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, and childhood abuse. I will do everything in my power to support you. You’ve every reason to expect relief from emotional pain and stress. My deep listening skills and therapeutic feedback are aimed at unburdening you from whatever issues prevent you from experiencing a more empowered sense of yourself. My clinical approach is psychodynamic.
(707) 346-5688 View (707) 346-5688
Photo of Eric Rubey, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94952, CA
Eric Rubey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Petaluma, CA 94952
Waitlist for new clients
I passionately believe in your inherent worth, and I believe you have the tools needed to make the changes you want in your life. My goal is to walk beside you on your journey and collaborate with you on where you want to go, what you want to do, and how you wish to cultivate your own experience. I believe good therapy stems from non-judgement and acceptance. Come as you are, and know that however you show up, that is ok.
I passionately believe in your inherent worth, and I believe you have the tools needed to make the changes you want in your life. My goal is to walk beside you on your journey and collaborate with you on where you want to go, what you want to do, and how you wish to cultivate your own experience. I believe good therapy stems from non-judgement and acceptance. Come as you are, and know that however you show up, that is ok.
(707) 520-8782 View (707) 520-8782
Photo of Samantha Mach, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 94952, CA
Samantha Mach
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
I believe in the healing power inherent in each one of us and that through support and listening, we all can get to know ourselves on a deeper level and discover how to best navigate our life. I work with compassion, from a non-judgemental and empathetic space. I meet you, my patients where you are in your journey. Together, we build a collaborative space where you can learn more about yourself, grow and discover how to best maneuver life's challenges and explore life's joys.
I believe in the healing power inherent in each one of us and that through support and listening, we all can get to know ourselves on a deeper level and discover how to best navigate our life. I work with compassion, from a non-judgemental and empathetic space. I meet you, my patients where you are in your journey. Together, we build a collaborative space where you can learn more about yourself, grow and discover how to best maneuver life's challenges and explore life's joys.
(707) 865-8016 View (707) 865-8016
Photo of Felicia Matto-Shepard, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94952, CA
Felicia Matto-Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
It is complicated to chose a therapist from such a long list of possibilities. It is equally challenging to tell you about my work in a few short paragraphs! Nevertheless, here I go: I can help with anxiety, depression, grief, lack of direction, life transitions - marriage, divorce, life threatening illness, empty nest - as well as early trauma, spiritual crisis and sexuality issues. I also specialize in the integration of psychedelic experiences and hold a Certificate in Psychedelic Therapy and Research from CIIS. I am fairly interactive and I maintain a sense of humor, even in the midst of very difficult situations.
It is complicated to chose a therapist from such a long list of possibilities. It is equally challenging to tell you about my work in a few short paragraphs! Nevertheless, here I go: I can help with anxiety, depression, grief, lack of direction, life transitions - marriage, divorce, life threatening illness, empty nest - as well as early trauma, spiritual crisis and sexuality issues. I also specialize in the integration of psychedelic experiences and hold a Certificate in Psychedelic Therapy and Research from CIIS. I am fairly interactive and I maintain a sense of humor, even in the midst of very difficult situations.
(707) 635-5954 View (707) 635-5954
Photo of Neena Gleason, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 94952, CA
Neena Gleason
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Petaluma, CA 94952
Central to my practice is the belief in mind-body well-being and enduring resiliency, guiding clients towards a holistic understanding of themselves and their experiences. In our therapeutic journey, my priority is to ensure that our sessions are truly beneficial for you; that you feel fully seen and heard. I will regularly check in to gauge your progress and adjust my approach as needed, based on your feedback and evolving needs. I have a relational style and practice compassionate attunement, meaning I will openly offer reflections so that you never feel like you are talking to a blank wall, or being judged.
Central to my practice is the belief in mind-body well-being and enduring resiliency, guiding clients towards a holistic understanding of themselves and their experiences. In our therapeutic journey, my priority is to ensure that our sessions are truly beneficial for you; that you feel fully seen and heard. I will regularly check in to gauge your progress and adjust my approach as needed, based on your feedback and evolving needs. I have a relational style and practice compassionate attunement, meaning I will openly offer reflections so that you never feel like you are talking to a blank wall, or being judged.
(707) 402-9610 View (707) 402-9610
Photo of Nina Mason, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94952, CA
Nina Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
It takes so much strength and courage to reach out and ask for help; for yourself, your child or your family. I care deeply about creating a safe, trusting non judgemental space for you to be able to explore, reflect, have some relief and feel better. I believe in a fully collaborative, client-centered approach to therapy and will join you wherever you are in your journey. I specialize in working with children, teens and adults going through challenging/pivotal life transitions. I have a special passion for providing support to women needing extra support with challenges related to parenting, pregnancy or postpartum.
It takes so much strength and courage to reach out and ask for help; for yourself, your child or your family. I care deeply about creating a safe, trusting non judgemental space for you to be able to explore, reflect, have some relief and feel better. I believe in a fully collaborative, client-centered approach to therapy and will join you wherever you are in your journey. I specialize in working with children, teens and adults going through challenging/pivotal life transitions. I have a special passion for providing support to women needing extra support with challenges related to parenting, pregnancy or postpartum.
(707) 730-2563 View (707) 730-2563
Photo of Gretchen Kishbaugh, Psychologist in 94952, CA
Gretchen Kishbaugh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
(707) 518-6142 View (707) 518-6142
Photo of Kitu Jhawar-Terris, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94952, CA
Kitu Jhawar-Terris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Petaluma, CA 94952
Therapy provides the opportunity to address personal concerns while identifying strengths to improve functioning, recovery, and growth. By taking a non-judgemental collaborative stance in therapy, I am able to help support positive and long lasting change. I offer a variety of methods to clients of all ages who are interested in exploring and resolving internal conflicts and overcoming challenges that prevent them from realizing their full potential. I can help you or your child build self-esteem and social skills, improve communication skills, and provide the tools to help cope with emotions.
Therapy provides the opportunity to address personal concerns while identifying strengths to improve functioning, recovery, and growth. By taking a non-judgemental collaborative stance in therapy, I am able to help support positive and long lasting change. I offer a variety of methods to clients of all ages who are interested in exploring and resolving internal conflicts and overcoming challenges that prevent them from realizing their full potential. I can help you or your child build self-esteem and social skills, improve communication skills, and provide the tools to help cope with emotions.
(707) 549-6915 View (707) 549-6915
Photo of Julia Westney, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94952, CA
Julia Westney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ED S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petaluma, CA 94952
I have been treating and empowering people of all ages - from 5 to 72- with eating disorders for almost 20 years, and am passionate about people recovering. My clients recover not only from their eating problems, they get their whole life out of the work we do together, and begin to deal with every area of their lives with courage and tools. You will know yourself to be someone you trust to make choices based on what matters to you. I am absolutely certain that if you have an eating disorder, you can overcome it.
I have been treating and empowering people of all ages - from 5 to 72- with eating disorders for almost 20 years, and am passionate about people recovering. My clients recover not only from their eating problems, they get their whole life out of the work we do together, and begin to deal with every area of their lives with courage and tools. You will know yourself to be someone you trust to make choices based on what matters to you. I am absolutely certain that if you have an eating disorder, you can overcome it.
(415) 842-4019 View (415) 842-4019
Photo of Sil Machado Ph.D., Psychologist in 94952, CA
Sil Machado Ph.D.
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Petaluma, CA 94952
We all have the potential to lead a fulfilling life. Difficult challenges may keep us from reaching that potential though, and we can find ourselves stuck in repetitive cycles of suffering. I offer individual psychotherapy and neurofeedback with a focus on the alleviation of symptoms through inner transformation. With close attention to the unresolved emotional pain and nervous system dysregulation that drive symptoms, I help clients find resilience within the difficulties they face. I draw from time-tested and evidence-based approaches suited to each client's unique needs.
We all have the potential to lead a fulfilling life. Difficult challenges may keep us from reaching that potential though, and we can find ourselves stuck in repetitive cycles of suffering. I offer individual psychotherapy and neurofeedback with a focus on the alleviation of symptoms through inner transformation. With close attention to the unresolved emotional pain and nervous system dysregulation that drive symptoms, I help clients find resilience within the difficulties they face. I draw from time-tested and evidence-based approaches suited to each client's unique needs.
(707) 531-7720 View (707) 531-7720
Photo of Mary Dunnigan, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94952, CA
Mary Dunnigan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCI
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
I am a Psychotherapist practicing in Sonoma County, working with individuals and groups. I specialize in assisting First Responders and those suffering the effects of the job including Post Traumatic Stress Injury. As a Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist I treat those who have been involved in disasters and assist before, during, and in the aftermath of traumatic events and crisis situations. I am also experienced in issues relating to loss, such as: divorce, betrayal, loss of a loved one, retirement, as well as the loss of identity.
I am a Psychotherapist practicing in Sonoma County, working with individuals and groups. I specialize in assisting First Responders and those suffering the effects of the job including Post Traumatic Stress Injury. As a Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist I treat those who have been involved in disasters and assist before, during, and in the aftermath of traumatic events and crisis situations. I am also experienced in issues relating to loss, such as: divorce, betrayal, loss of a loved one, retirement, as well as the loss of identity.
(628) 210-8811 View (628) 210-8811
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Carla Reece
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
Hello. I appreciate your choosing to seek care from a mental health professional. My therapeutic approach is to use empathy to hear your story through your perspective and help you build upon your inner strength. Together we will decide what direction our sessions will go. Because being vulnerable creates different emotions, I provide a respectful and judgement-free space. Together, in this space, we can safely explore your thoughts and feelings and goals.Facing these challenges can be hard, but you do not have to do it alone. With your own commitment and my empowerment you can achieve your goals.
Hello. I appreciate your choosing to seek care from a mental health professional. My therapeutic approach is to use empathy to hear your story through your perspective and help you build upon your inner strength. Together we will decide what direction our sessions will go. Because being vulnerable creates different emotions, I provide a respectful and judgement-free space. Together, in this space, we can safely explore your thoughts and feelings and goals.Facing these challenges can be hard, but you do not have to do it alone. With your own commitment and my empowerment you can achieve your goals.
(707) 289-5673 View (707) 289-5673
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Claudia Ann Viadro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
Not accepting new clients
I am a warm, compassionate and engaged therapist. We can work short or long term but healing trauma can take some time. I use Internal Family Systems (Level two trained) and EMDR to help heal deep core wounds and release burdens that have been carried in one's system, often for a lifetime. The work is experiential and can be truly transformative. I work with individuals, families and couples. I work well with couples committed to deep work who seek true intimacy. I am trained in Intimacy From the Inside Out, The IFS couples model.
I am a warm, compassionate and engaged therapist. We can work short or long term but healing trauma can take some time. I use Internal Family Systems (Level two trained) and EMDR to help heal deep core wounds and release burdens that have been carried in one's system, often for a lifetime. The work is experiential and can be truly transformative. I work with individuals, families and couples. I work well with couples committed to deep work who seek true intimacy. I am trained in Intimacy From the Inside Out, The IFS couples model.
(707) 605-1651 View (707) 605-1651
Photo of Larry Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94952, CA
Larry Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952  (Online Only)
If you have come to this website something isn't going right in your life or the life of a loved one. I believe we all have the internal resources to become our best selves and it is a matter of uncovering those resources. Many times clients need emotional support, tools and new strategies to find their way. I am kind, compassionate and non- judgemental. I take an active role and give plenty of feedback. I have over 30 years experience helping all kinds of people get back on track and deeply heal Themselves.
If you have come to this website something isn't going right in your life or the life of a loved one. I believe we all have the internal resources to become our best selves and it is a matter of uncovering those resources. Many times clients need emotional support, tools and new strategies to find their way. I am kind, compassionate and non- judgemental. I take an active role and give plenty of feedback. I have over 30 years experience helping all kinds of people get back on track and deeply heal Themselves.
(707) 946-4736 View (707) 946-4736
Photo of Jessica Shank, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94952, CA
Jessica Shank
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952
I am currently accepting new clients! It takes amazing strength and courage to share our insecurities, worries and pain. As a compassionate therapist, my goal is to provide a safe and trusting space where you can feel better and get relief. Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming, I provide a free 15 minute consult to help make the process less overwhelming and to explore if working together is the right fit for you. I provide therapy for individuals, couples and families.
I am currently accepting new clients! It takes amazing strength and courage to share our insecurities, worries and pain. As a compassionate therapist, my goal is to provide a safe and trusting space where you can feel better and get relief. Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming, I provide a free 15 minute consult to help make the process less overwhelming and to explore if working together is the right fit for you. I provide therapy for individuals, couples and families.
(707) 505-9584 View (707) 505-9584
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Laurie Buehler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94952  (Online Only)
I believe that our purpose here is to learn and grow. Challenges arise merely to help us break through our self-inflicted limitations. When we stop learning, we get stuck. When we're stuck, we stop growing. When we stop growing, we suffer. Unfortunately, most of us are living in this paradigm and aren't aware there is another option. I am passionate about helping my clients breakthrough into a much more fulfilling one, in which true inner freedom lives.
I believe that our purpose here is to learn and grow. Challenges arise merely to help us break through our self-inflicted limitations. When we stop learning, we get stuck. When we're stuck, we stop growing. When we stop growing, we suffer. Unfortunately, most of us are living in this paradigm and aren't aware there is another option. I am passionate about helping my clients breakthrough into a much more fulfilling one, in which true inner freedom lives.
(415) 940-7329 View (415) 940-7329

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94952

200+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in 94952 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

47% Aetna
43% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
39% Optum

How Therapists in 94952 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94952?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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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.