Therapists in 95065

Photo of Luann Peitz, Pre-Licensed Professional in 95065, CA
Luann Peitz
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW, SUDC-IV, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Are you feeling isolated? Are you lacking true connection with others? Do you often have behaviors that negatively impact you and your loved ones? With over a decade of experience as a Substance Use Disorder counselor, I have witnessed the connection between trauma and destructive behaviors, like drug use. I have found that tailoring therapy to a client's needs is crucial for healing to happen, and I will always invite you to show up as your authentic self. As a lifelong learner, I see great value in teaching a new skill or tool at each session that can be applied in your everyday life.
Are you feeling isolated? Are you lacking true connection with others? Do you often have behaviors that negatively impact you and your loved ones? With over a decade of experience as a Substance Use Disorder counselor, I have witnessed the connection between trauma and destructive behaviors, like drug use. I have found that tailoring therapy to a client's needs is crucial for healing to happen, and I will always invite you to show up as your authentic self. As a lifelong learner, I see great value in teaching a new skill or tool at each session that can be applied in your everyday life.
(831) 480-9390 View (831) 480-9390
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Ellen Suski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065  (Online Only)
I have experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, depression, anxiety, parenting problems, and relationship issues. I am an ally of the LGBTQI community and can provide a safe, telehealth space for them. Unfortunately, at this time, I cannot accommodate individuals seeking letters for emotional support animals or those mandated by the court or legal system for therapy. With that said, my goal in being a counselor, is to assist my clients in meeting their identified treatment needs. I am flexible and willing to do whatever I need to do to assist you and help you in any way that I can.
I have experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, depression, anxiety, parenting problems, and relationship issues. I am an ally of the LGBTQI community and can provide a safe, telehealth space for them. Unfortunately, at this time, I cannot accommodate individuals seeking letters for emotional support animals or those mandated by the court or legal system for therapy. With that said, my goal in being a counselor, is to assist my clients in meeting their identified treatment needs. I am flexible and willing to do whatever I need to do to assist you and help you in any way that I can.
(831) 603-4887 View (831) 603-4887
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Jeremy Lansing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
If you are an individual or couple facing challenges with trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, panic, burnout, communication difficulties, mood regulation, men's issues, parenting, life transitions/crisis, psychedelic integration, spirituality practices, or physical health, I can guide you on a path to feeling more balance and clarity in your everyday experiences. I offer both short-term and long-term support and our sessions will be tailored to your unique goals and timelines. You will receive gender, sexuality, and identity affirming care.
If you are an individual or couple facing challenges with trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, panic, burnout, communication difficulties, mood regulation, men's issues, parenting, life transitions/crisis, psychedelic integration, spirituality practices, or physical health, I can guide you on a path to feeling more balance and clarity in your everyday experiences. I offer both short-term and long-term support and our sessions will be tailored to your unique goals and timelines. You will receive gender, sexuality, and identity affirming care.
(831) 231-3778 View (831) 231-3778
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Renee Lion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
It is such a privilege and an honor to work with people to improve their lives. I would love to talk to you about ways we can work together to strengthen your connections to others and help you increase your self awareness so that you are able to have the relationships and life you desire.
It is such a privilege and an honor to work with people to improve their lives. I would love to talk to you about ways we can work together to strengthen your connections to others and help you increase your self awareness so that you are able to have the relationships and life you desire.
(831) 709-4937 View (831) 709-4937
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Sylvia Yee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Stressed out? Can't focus or sustain your attention? Worried about a family member or friend? Caught between caring for your children and caring for your parents? Can't sleep? Underperforming? Having bothersome thoughts? Can't get going? Disorganized? Distracted? Lost interest in things you once enjoyed? These things don't have to manage your life. You can learn how to manage them instead of them managing you. Working together, you will learn adaptive ways to think and respond to various stressors and develop healthy coping strategies. Get back to life!
Stressed out? Can't focus or sustain your attention? Worried about a family member or friend? Caught between caring for your children and caring for your parents? Can't sleep? Underperforming? Having bothersome thoughts? Can't get going? Disorganized? Distracted? Lost interest in things you once enjoyed? These things don't have to manage your life. You can learn how to manage them instead of them managing you. Working together, you will learn adaptive ways to think and respond to various stressors and develop healthy coping strategies. Get back to life!
(831) 531-2596 View (831) 531-2596
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Laurie A Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, EMDR, C-Hypno, Somatic
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065  (Online Only)
People experiencing sensitives, trauma, depression, anxiety need supportive facilitation. Compassion, honor of the unique individual, plus methods to navigate positively, heal wounds, make valuable shifts offered. People seek ways to change emotional, spiritual and mental habits internally, while navigating real life difficulties. Respect for uniqueness and privacy given. I have effectively helped people from a vast array of cultural backgrounds with positive life change. Go deeper than talk therapy with tools. IFS, EMDR, hypnotherapy, somatic, expressive arts, cognitive/emotional, spiritual, and additional modalities offered.
People experiencing sensitives, trauma, depression, anxiety need supportive facilitation. Compassion, honor of the unique individual, plus methods to navigate positively, heal wounds, make valuable shifts offered. People seek ways to change emotional, spiritual and mental habits internally, while navigating real life difficulties. Respect for uniqueness and privacy given. I have effectively helped people from a vast array of cultural backgrounds with positive life change. Go deeper than talk therapy with tools. IFS, EMDR, hypnotherapy, somatic, expressive arts, cognitive/emotional, spiritual, and additional modalities offered.
(831) 425-9539 View (831) 425-9539
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Shannon M Healer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Hello and welcome! You have taken the first step toward becoming a better version of yourself. It's not easy to reach out for help, yet here you are. I'm glad you landed here. I am ready to listen with an open heart and mind to help guide you on your journey. I offer tools that we can practice in the office together, and ones that you can take with you to help you navigate in the world.
Hello and welcome! You have taken the first step toward becoming a better version of yourself. It's not easy to reach out for help, yet here you are. I'm glad you landed here. I am ready to listen with an open heart and mind to help guide you on your journey. I offer tools that we can practice in the office together, and ones that you can take with you to help you navigate in the world.
(831) 401-4234 View (831) 401-4234
Photo of Susan Matthews Scott, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95065, CA
Susan Matthews Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 20 years experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. I have presented at international trainings on how the body stores emotions and trauma, the transforming work of inner identities and living from one's Essential Self. I am an interactive and dynamic therapist. I provide support and practical feedback to help address life's challenges. I integrate complimentary modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I work with each individual to help build and attain the personal growth they're striving for.
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 20 years experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. I have presented at international trainings on how the body stores emotions and trauma, the transforming work of inner identities and living from one's Essential Self. I am an interactive and dynamic therapist. I provide support and practical feedback to help address life's challenges. I integrate complimentary modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I work with each individual to help build and attain the personal growth they're striving for.
(831) 464-5800 View (831) 464-5800
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Trinity McGuire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Not accepting new clients
I bring curiosity, warmth, and humor to my relationships with clients in therapy. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults who are looking for support through times of growth and change. These periods can be catalysts to cultivating a deeper understanding of who we are. I use a holistic approach, drawing from a variety of theories and modalities, to provide a wide array of emotional and behavioral tools. I look forward to helping you work toward specific goals, or provide support on an ongoing basis.
I bring curiosity, warmth, and humor to my relationships with clients in therapy. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults who are looking for support through times of growth and change. These periods can be catalysts to cultivating a deeper understanding of who we are. I use a holistic approach, drawing from a variety of theories and modalities, to provide a wide array of emotional and behavioral tools. I look forward to helping you work toward specific goals, or provide support on an ongoing basis.
(408) 831-6762 View (408) 831-6762
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Roots of Resilience Therapy, Chelsea Moyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Welcome! Thank you for being here. Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? I believe in your innate resilience, and would be honored to journey with you to reconnect with it. I specialize in working with teens, college students, and adults who are going through big life changes, including grief, trauma, oppression, and prenatal/postpartum challenges. I also work with those interested in seeing how the arts and nature can be integral parts of their wellness. My work focuses on nurturing your relationship with yourself, others, and the planet.
Welcome! Thank you for being here. Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? I believe in your innate resilience, and would be honored to journey with you to reconnect with it. I specialize in working with teens, college students, and adults who are going through big life changes, including grief, trauma, oppression, and prenatal/postpartum challenges. I also work with those interested in seeing how the arts and nature can be integral parts of their wellness. My work focuses on nurturing your relationship with yourself, others, and the planet.
(831) 603-5170 View (831) 603-5170
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Dave Chicoine
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065  (Online Only)
Need to vent? Frustrated things aren't going your way? Time to live a meaningful and purposeful life free from anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. Live your best, with high confidence and self-esteem to pursue your vision.
Need to vent? Frustrated things aren't going your way? Time to live a meaningful and purposeful life free from anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. Live your best, with high confidence and self-esteem to pursue your vision.
(831) 888-2152 View (831) 888-2152
Photo of Diana Karpavage LPCC, Counselor in 95065, CA
Diana Karpavage LPCC
Counselor, MA, LPCC, EMDR Cr
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
I'm an experienced therapist of over 25 years having spent thousands of counseling hours with individuals, couples and groups. Women's issues such as sexual abuse, miscarriage, abortion, traumatic events, marital/relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and PTSD - are my specialty. I have counseled hundreds of couples to improve communication, intimacy/connection issues, trust; and to heal from infidelity, addictions and wounds that threaten the relationship. Issues of teens and young adults are important to address early in life: school, career, sexuality, relationships, traumas. Better to get help sooner than later!
I'm an experienced therapist of over 25 years having spent thousands of counseling hours with individuals, couples and groups. Women's issues such as sexual abuse, miscarriage, abortion, traumatic events, marital/relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and PTSD - are my specialty. I have counseled hundreds of couples to improve communication, intimacy/connection issues, trust; and to heal from infidelity, addictions and wounds that threaten the relationship. Issues of teens and young adults are important to address early in life: school, career, sexuality, relationships, traumas. Better to get help sooner than later!
(410) 670-4607 View (410) 670-4607
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Cindy Klaniecki LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95065  (Online Only)
Exclusively offering telehealth services. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I have been providing therapeutic support through telehealth, to individuals, groups, couples, and families since 2013. My focus has been on working with young adults, adults and seniors. I am licensed and practice in the states of California, Oregon and Montana.
Exclusively offering telehealth services. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I have been providing therapeutic support through telehealth, to individuals, groups, couples, and families since 2013. My focus has been on working with young adults, adults and seniors. I am licensed and practice in the states of California, Oregon and Montana.
(831) 888-0476 View (831) 888-0476
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Mary Welschmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.
(831) 278-4714 View (831) 278-4714
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Eva Rider ReclaimingSoul Jungian Depth Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
In our challenging era, new trauma may emerge, activating old grief. Are you feeling lost, seeking meaning or direction? If you feel trapped in patterns that no longer reflect who you are becoming , a Jungian depth psycho-spiritual lens may call you. Since 1997, I have aided individuals in soul exploration. grief, crisis and loss of meaning with dreamwork, astrology, alchemy, creative exploration and BodySoul. I trained with Marion Woodman's BodySoul Leadership Program, Hypnotherapy and TRE ( Trauma Releasing) and have over 40 years of esoteric systems study.
In our challenging era, new trauma may emerge, activating old grief. Are you feeling lost, seeking meaning or direction? If you feel trapped in patterns that no longer reflect who you are becoming , a Jungian depth psycho-spiritual lens may call you. Since 1997, I have aided individuals in soul exploration. grief, crisis and loss of meaning with dreamwork, astrology, alchemy, creative exploration and BodySoul. I trained with Marion Woodman's BodySoul Leadership Program, Hypnotherapy and TRE ( Trauma Releasing) and have over 40 years of esoteric systems study.
(831) 531-8664 View (831) 531-8664
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Dr. Kelsey Forest
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Starting therapy can feel exciting and intimidating—especially when trying to find the right fit for yourself, your child/teen, or your family. My heartfelt intent is to uplift people to find peace, compassion, and deep connection in life. Imagine breaking free from repetitive, scary, and hurtful thoughts & feelings; feeling secure, serene, & at home with yourself even on hard days; knowing you're capable, worthy, and connected to love. If you or your child struggle with isolation, hopelessness, unworthiness, people pleasing, or feeling "out of control" or “stuck” in areas of life, I would love to support you to thrive.
Starting therapy can feel exciting and intimidating—especially when trying to find the right fit for yourself, your child/teen, or your family. My heartfelt intent is to uplift people to find peace, compassion, and deep connection in life. Imagine breaking free from repetitive, scary, and hurtful thoughts & feelings; feeling secure, serene, & at home with yourself even on hard days; knowing you're capable, worthy, and connected to love. If you or your child struggle with isolation, hopelessness, unworthiness, people pleasing, or feeling "out of control" or “stuck” in areas of life, I would love to support you to thrive.
(831) 604-2114 View (831) 604-2114
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Heather Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Welcome! My name is Heather Rodriguez, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with teens, at-risk youth, adults, parents, and families. I help with issues like Depression, Anxiety, Sexual abuse/trauma, Sexual Identity, Stress, Grief, Trauma, Relationships, Self-Harm, and Coping Skills. I incorporate many modalities including Crisis Intervention, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I recognize that seeking therapy is a difficult decision, and I am proud of you for taking the first step!
Welcome! My name is Heather Rodriguez, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with teens, at-risk youth, adults, parents, and families. I help with issues like Depression, Anxiety, Sexual abuse/trauma, Sexual Identity, Stress, Grief, Trauma, Relationships, Self-Harm, and Coping Skills. I incorporate many modalities including Crisis Intervention, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I recognize that seeking therapy is a difficult decision, and I am proud of you for taking the first step!
(323) 370-0976 View (323) 370-0976
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Ali Palisca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts and trauma, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts and trauma, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
(831) 302-6576 View (831) 302-6576
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Zerreniah Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Zerreniah Tran is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and has been working in the mental health field for over 8 years. She has extensive experience in providing individual and group therapy for a diverse population and offers psychotherapy in English and Tagalog languages. Her work has involved counseling survivors of domestic violence, adolescents presented with transitional challenges, adults with relationship issues, seniors experiencing difficulties with aging, and foster youths in need of support with healthy coping and independent living.
Zerreniah Tran is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and has been working in the mental health field for over 8 years. She has extensive experience in providing individual and group therapy for a diverse population and offers psychotherapy in English and Tagalog languages. Her work has involved counseling survivors of domestic violence, adolescents presented with transitional challenges, adults with relationship issues, seniors experiencing difficulties with aging, and foster youths in need of support with healthy coping and independent living.
(831) 273-0285 View (831) 273-0285
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Michelle L Bakalarski
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT, APCC, CTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Hi there. Amid life's challenges, it takes courage to seek help, and I commend you for taking that brave first step. Together, we will embark on a path of healing and growth, creating a safe haven where you can freely express yourself without fear of judgment. I believe in your inherent wisdom and expertise in your own life. Through our collaborative approach, we will unlock the answers that already reside within you. Guided by a holistic perspective, we will integrate the mind, body, and soul to foster true healing and lasting change. Welcome to a transformative journey toward well-being and self-discovery.
Hi there. Amid life's challenges, it takes courage to seek help, and I commend you for taking that brave first step. Together, we will embark on a path of healing and growth, creating a safe haven where you can freely express yourself without fear of judgment. I believe in your inherent wisdom and expertise in your own life. Through our collaborative approach, we will unlock the answers that already reside within you. Guided by a holistic perspective, we will integrate the mind, body, and soul to foster true healing and lasting change. Welcome to a transformative journey toward well-being and self-discovery.
(831) 346-5372 View (831) 346-5372

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 95065

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 95065 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
83% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
71% Grief
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Other
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Optum

How Therapists in 95065 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
8% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95065?

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.